Galway Go Top of TESCO NFL Division 1



GALWAY 4-15  TYRONE 1-06


Galway Ladies sit on top of Division 1 of the Tesco NFL after an easy victory against Tyrone in Tuam on Sunday. After Monaghan and Mayo’s unexpected victories against Cork and Dublin respectively, and with the Kerry/Laois game called off, Galway are 1 point clear  of the chasing pack. However, on Friday next the 27th Feb  comes their biggest test in the league to date when they travel to Cork to play the All Ireland champions. The Ladies in Maroon will go into that game brimming with confidence especially after Cork’s narrow defeat to Monaghan.


Tyrone were quick to open the scoring with a goal in the 1st minute by Gemma Begley but Galway replied a minute later when Edel Concannon found the back of the net. Joline Donnelly put Tyrone back in front but it was the last time they would lead as Galway totally overpowered them for the remainder of the half. Tyrone had goal keeper Shannon Lynch to thank as she put in a player of the match performance with some  brillant saves including a penalty block but  goals from Sinead Burke , Louise Ward and a 2nd  from Edel Concannon  had Galway ahead at Half Time on a score of 4-07 to 1-05.


Kevin Reidy made several changes in the 2nd half  to give the squad some game time and although Tyrone had more posession Galway still outscored them and ran out winners on a score of 4-15 to 1-06. Best on the day for Galway were Edel Concannon with 2-04 and Tracy Leonard with 3 points.


GALWAY: Tina Hughes, Fabienne Cooney, Emer Flaherty, Aine Seoige, Noelle Connolly, Ger Conneally(Capt 0-01), Sinead Burke(1-00), Maria Hoey(0-01,1f), Annette Clarke(0-01,1f), Aoibheann Daly(0-01), Louise Ward(1-00), Lisa Gannon(0-01), Eilis Gannon(0-01), Tracy Leonard(0-03,1f) Edel Concannon(2-04).


SUBS: Aoife Newell for Daly, Nicola Burke for Conneally, Annie Connaughton for Ward, Sarah Conneally for Clarke, Lorna Joyce for Burke, Luch Hannon for Leonard,

Sarah Lynch for Hoey, Sarah Gormally for Flaherty, Roisin Leonard(0-02) for Cooney.


TYRONE: Shannon Lynch, Karen Quinn, Laura Kilpatrick, Maria Donnelly, Christaine Hunter, Neamh Woods(Capt), Angie McShane, Niamh O Neill, Shannon Quinn, Joline Donnelly(0-01), Cathy Donnelly(0-01), Emma Smyth, Gemma Begley(1-02), Lorraine Conwell(0-01), Tori Mc Laughlin(0-01)

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