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Waterford Maintain Unbeaten Start

Fermanagh v Waterford - TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Semi-Final


Waterford Intermediate ladies continue unbeaten run

Waterford intermediate ladies football team made it four wins out of four matches when they defeated Tipperary in Ardfinnan in the Tesco Home Grown Division 3 National League on Sunday last. Lining out with nine changes in personnel from their last victory against Fermanagh, Waterford were under sustained Tipperary pressure from the start. Star performer on the day Gillian O Brien gave Tipperary the lead on 5 minutes but the Deise girls quickly equalised with a free from Sinead Ryan before Shauna Dunphy kicked a great point to leave the Deise a point ahead. Playing on her home pitch Laura Dillon gave Tipperary the lead once again with a well taken goal in the 14th minute. Maria Delahunty kicked a free in the 18th minute and then added a point from play in the 19th to leave it Tipperary 1-2 Waterford 0-4. Aoife Ryan from Cappawhite got Tipp’s second goal in the 21st minute but Dungarvan club mates Lauren Mc Gregor and Ciara Hurley raised white flags for the Deise while Gillian O Brien added a well taken point to leave the half time score Tipperary 2-4 Waterford 0-6.

Tipperary started the second half in whirlwind fashion with a goal from Aoife Ryan but this was quickly cancelled out as from the kickout a passing movement the length of the field resulted in Lauren Mc Gregor giving the Tipperary goalie no chance for Waterford’s first goal. Maria Delahunty pointed a free in the 4th minute but this was quickly answered by a Tipperary point one minute later. This was to prove to be Tipperary’s last score of the match and the Waterford forwards took over Aileen Wall pointed in the 6th minute to leave three between the teams. Maria Delahunty narrowed the gap with her fourth point of the game. Ciara Hurley struck again in the 13th minute and it was all square in the 19th minute when Sinead Ryan struck with a great point to leave it Waterford 1-11 Tipperary 3-5. Fermanagh v Waterford - TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Semi-FinalMichelle Ryan who came on as a sub for Lauren Mc Gregor put Waterford in front with a goal and another sub Dede Fahey completed the scoring with a point in the 52th minute. The game petered out from this to the finish but the Deise girls were well in control and picked up another three league points to sit on top of the table with Leitrim. Final Score Waterford 2-12 Tipperary 3-5

Manager Pat Sullivan was very pleased with the manner of the win and was delighted with the performances of all the players. The only down point from a Waterford perspective was that goalie Clodagh Walsh suffered a serious injury making a great save and all involved in Waterford Ladies Football wish her a speedy recovery. Waterford now move forward to a home tie with Roscommon in two weeks time Sunday 15th March.

Waterford lined out as follows: Clodagh Walsh, Mary Foley, Karen Mc Grath, Kate Mc Grath, Michelle Mc Grath, Elaine Power, Emer Scanlon, Mary Kate Morrissey, Nicola Fennell, Ciara Hurley(0-2), Maria Delahunty (0-4,) Aileen Wall(0-1),Lauren Mc Gregor(1-1), Sinéad Ryan(0-2) Shauna Dunphy(0-1)

Subs used: Linda Wall, Mairead Wall, Michelle Ryan (1-0), Aoife Murray, Dede Fahey (0-1), Katie Hannon

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