Castleisland Desmonds Ladies Advance over Waterford Champions

Kilrossanty / Brickeys midfielder, Áine O’Neill in possession and under pressure from her Castleisland Desmonds counterpart, Lorraine Scanlon (right) and centre back Kayla O’Connor during their Munster Intermediate Ladies Gaelic Football Association first round game in Castleisland on Sunday afternoon. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland Desmonds ladies had a two-point victory over Waterford county champions, Kilrossanty/Brickeys on Sunday afternoon in Castleisland.

By Gerdie Murphy
The home side opened the scoring with an early point from Lorraine Scanlon and the visitors scored the first goal from play three minutes later through Eileen Kirwan. Desmonds drew level with points from Kayla O’Connor Paris McCarthy.

Desmonds Down at the Break
The visitors struck for another goal from full forward Sheena McGuckian and they went into the half-time break leading 2-2 to 0-6 after points from Desmonds, Julie AnnTwomey, Paris McCarthy and Lorraine Scanlon brought them to within two.
The home side’s Niamh Walsh scored two points, one each from a free and from play.

Digging Deep – Saving the Day
The visitors scored four more points and with the home side under pressure we saw them dig deep and scores from Lorraine Scanlon and Labhaoise Walmsley saved the day and saw them win by two points.

Desmond now face Galtee Rovers St. Pecaun’s at the Milltown / Castlemaine GAA Club grounds on the coming Saturday at 12pm in the Munster Intermediate Semi-Final.

The Winning Team
The Castleisland Desmonds team includes: Fiona Griffin, captain; Marie Twomey, Eilish Lynch, Cait Lynch, Kayla O’Connor, Lorraine Scanlon, Louise Joyce, Hazel Bourke, Ruth Cahill, Paris McCarthy, Labhaoise Walmsley, Niamh Walsh, Shauna O’Connor, Liz Twomey, Julie Ann Twomey, Amy Curtin, Kate O’Connor, Grace Cahill, Hanna Herlihy, Lily Cox, Saoirse Murphy, Elaine Doody, Deirdre Guiney, Eda Mangan and Jemma Kearney. The coaching and management team includes: Aileen Lynch, Mary Geaney, Dan Kearney, Denis Kerin and Gerdie Murphy.  
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