Suzuki National League-FIRST HURDLE OVER COME




National League Division 2
Wexford over come first hurdle
Ladies Football National League
Venue: Dromtarriffe Co. Cork
Date: Sunday 30th Jan
Referee: Michael Walsh (limerick)
Full time score: Wexford 1:10 Cork 1:6

The first round of the Suzuki National League
took centre stage last weekend with games up and
down the country. For Wexford it was on the bus
and off to Cork with what is never an easy match.
In the opening exchanges it looked like Wexford’s
pre season training had paid off as they were
all over the Cork team and Wexford maintained
most of the passion in the first ten minutes.
Wexford’ s captain Caroline Murphy gave a high
ball in to Maeve Quill to put here through on
goal only to be denied by the Corks number one
Mairead O’Sullivan. A fine period of play saw
Murphy and Lizzy Kent set up Josie Dwyer to put
the ball over the bar. Wexford had Cork on the
back foot from the word go. Cork finely got on
the scoreboard with a well taken free from Susan
Power to cut back the deafest. Wexford were back
on top when Murphy took a quick free to put Leona
Tector through to rattle the cork net. At the
other end of the field a miss kick from Wexford’s
Number one Nicola Scully saw Emma Harrington capitalising
and hitting the back of Scully’s goal. At the
closing stages of the first half more scores were
added when Wexford’s fullback Nikki Scallen worked
the ball from the backs all the way through to
set Murphy up for a point another point from Tector
left the scores at the break Wexford 1:6 to Cork’s

new they had to keep the intensity high and not
allow Cork a way back into the match. This was
helped when Josie Dwyer added another point along
with Murphy adding one from a free. Wexford made
a change in the second half when Natasha Martin
and Kate Kelly were introduces for Maeve Quill
and Lizzy Kent. Cork then romped up the field
to put over two quick points. At this stage it
looked like the Munster Side were on the come
back. When they were awarded a penalty. Cork hopes
were then dashed when Wexford’s No one shot stopper
pulled off a fine save to keep Wexford on their
way to an impressive win. Michelle Hearne then
added another point for Wexford. A high ball from
Murphy set Natasha Martin pounding down on goal
only to be denied her first score for Wexford
with yet another fine save from the Cork keeper.
Wexford were victorious in beating Cork on a score
line of 1:10 to Corks 1:6.

has over come their first hurdle of 2005 season
and look in fine form. Next on the cards is an
away tie to Cavan next Sunday at a half way venue.
Cavan will be a much tougher side for the yellowbellys.
All panel members are reminder that there is training
on in Clonee on Wednesday ant 7.30pm all players
are asked to be there on time.

Nicola Scully, Laura Corrigan, Lorraine O’Grady,
Ceora O’Brien, Michelle Doyle, Nikki Scallan,
Helena Nugent, Michelle Hearne, Mary Lacry, Lizzy
Kent, Leona Tector, Theresa Walsh, Josie Dwyer,
Maeve Quill, Caroline Murphy


No 17 Natasha Martin for No 14 Maeve Quill NO18
Kate Kelly for No10 Lizzy Kent No19 Sharon Kehoe
for No12 Theresa Walsh No20 Ail Everett for No4
Ceora O’ Brien


Mairead O’ Sullivan, Joanne Hennessy, Rose Cogan,
Tara Galvan, Ann Marie Walsh, Blathniad Wiseman,
Ciara O’Sullivan, Annie Walsh, Emma Harrington,
Susan Power, Laura Harrington, Caroline Hanely,
Niamh Hickey, Laura Moynihan.


No18 Norma Healy for No15 Laura Moynihan No24
Triona Lucey for No13 Caroline Hanley NO25 Nolle
Farr for No 12 Laura Harrington




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