Kilkenny Intermediate Camogie side earn first win of league campaign

Kilkenny 1-10 Laois 0-7

Kilkenny Intermediates earn first win of league campaign

The Kilkenny Intermediate side proved too strong for Laois in Division 2 of the Littlewoods National Camogie League at John Locke Park in Callan.

The Cats were in need of a win after losing out to Wexford last weekend and helped by an opening half Sarah Crowley goal the hosts emerged six point winners.

Laois can count themselves somwhat unlucky after corner forward Alice Walsh was given a straight red card in the first period with only two points seperating the sides at the time.

At that stage it was something of a free taking exhibition between Eva Hynes and Aimee Collier but straight after the Laois dismissal, Crowley netted to give her side a 1-5 to 0-3 advantage.

The O'Moore County then responded with a pair of scores from Collier and Jessie Quinlan as Kilkenny went into the break three points to the good.

The second half was a bit of a non event with just a Collier brace keeping Laois in touch with Hynes, Aoife Prendergast, Laura Greene and Aisling Curtis all knocking over points for Kilkenny as John Scott's team took a deserved 1-10 to 0-7 victory.

Scores for Kilkenny: Sarah Crowley 1-1, Eva Hynes 0-4 (0-3fs), Ciara Phelan 0-1, Aoife Prendergast 0-1, Aisling Curtis 0-1, Laura Greene 0-1, Therese Donnelly 0-1.

Scores for Laois: Aimee Collier 0-5 (0-4fs), Clodagh Tynan 0-1 (0-1f), Jessie Quinlan 0-1.

Kilkenny: Sinead Farrell; Ciara Murphy, Roisin Phelan, Niamh Leahy, Ciara Phelan, Leanne Fennelly, Aoife Prendergast, Aisling Curtis, Laura Greene, Eva Hynes, Hannah Scott, Danielle Quigley, Roisin O'Keefe, Sarah Crowley, Therese Donnelly.

Subs: Jane Cass for Scott 45 mins, Shauna Treacey for Hynes 48 mins, Shannon Feehan for Donnelly 50 mins, Caoimhe Dowling for Quigley 55 mins.

Laois: Aideen Lowry; Sarah Fleming, Roisin Kilmartin, Katie Dunican, Laura Finlay, Clodagh Tynan, Sarah Creagh, Jessie Quinlan, Alison McEvoy, Casey Conroy, Aimee Collier, Cathy Galbrith, Alice Walsh, Laura Marie Maher, Aisling O'Dea.

Subs: Sara Cuddy for Conroy 45 mins, Grainne Hyland for Galbrith 41 mins, Andrea Scully for Quinlan 45 mins, Kristen Keenan for Collier 58 mins.

Ref: Mike Ryan (Galway)

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