Galway overcome Meath in TESCO Homegrown Division 2 Semi Final

The Supermacs sponsored Galway ladies are into the Tesco Home Grown NFL Div 2 final where they will play Westmeath in the final on May 10th. The girls from the west were up for the game and put the Meath girls under pressure from the throw in. Lorna Joyce ,Annette Clarke, Roisin Leonard and Gillian O Connor put Galway 4 up inside the first 5 mins.

4 more Leonard points and one each from Clarke and Joyce increased their lead before Catriona Cormican found the back of the net in the 20th minute. Meath enjoyed a brief purple patch and got their first 2 points in the 22nd minute by Geraldine Doherty and Kate Byrne. Galway added 2 more points in the closing minutes of the half when Annette Clarke kicked her 3rd point and Caitriona Cormican added another before an attempted quick kick out was intercepted by Roisin Leonard who found the net in the 30th minute. Aoibheann Daly and Ger Conneally added 2 more to leave the half time score at Galway 2-14 Meath 0-02.

Galway started the 2nd half like they finished the first when Caitriona Cormican scored a point in the 1st minute but with the assistance of the wind Meath scored 4 points without reply, 2 from Katie O Brien and one each from Geraldine Doherty and Emily Davis. Two more Cormican points kept the scoreboard ticking over but Meath matched that with 2 from sharp shooter Doherty and one from Sinead Coyle.

Galway finished the game as a contest when Annette Clarke scored a penalty in the 19th minute and added 3 more points in the closing stages by Rebecca Mc Philbin, Annette Clarke and Lucy Hannon. Meath finished the half by adding 2 points as Galway ran out easy winners on a score of Galway 3-23 Meath 0-11.

GALWAY: Johanna Connolly, Sarah Connolly, Mairead Coyne, Orla Dixon, Rebecca Mc Philbin(0-01) Nicola Ward, Sinead Burke, Annette Clarke(1-04, 1 pen), Ger Conneally(0-01) Aoibheann Daly(0-01), Caitriona Cormican(1-04, 1 free), Louise Warde, Roisin Leonard(1-06,1 free), Lorna Joyce(0-02), Gillian O Connor(0-01)

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