Tipperary defeated Wexford in the All Ireland minor camogie championship at The Ragg, 2-7 to 00-8, to qualify for the semi-finals.
In fine weather but heavy conditions underfoot both teams served up a great display of camogie.
Wexford started brightly attacking Tipperary but the Tipperary defence cleared well and the clearance gave Roisin Howard a goal chance but she lost her footing and Wexford cleared upfield and scored the first point. Play was very even for a while but Tipperary were gradually getting on top and a fine point from Niamh Treacy levelled the scores.
Tipperary went ahead with a point from Jenny Grace before Wexford pointed. Tipperary were creating lots of chances in front of goal but the Wexford goalie was having a good match but good interplay from Niamh Treacy sent the ball to Roisin Howard who scored an excellent goal.
Tipperary were playing some fine camogie and Wexford were under pressure and giving frees away which Jenny Grace converted.
In the 20th minute some desperate goaline defending from Wexford, blocking numerous goal chances, led to Roisin Howard collecting a breaking ball and scored a fine handpassed goal.
Tipp led by 2.4 to 0-3 at halftime.
Wexford stared the second half srongly and had Tipperary under severe pressure for long periods but Tipperary’s defence held firm with great displays from Alana Morris. Carol Casey and Eimear Cahill.
Wexford scored three unanswered points before a well worked point from Courtney Ryan settled Tipperary who then missed two fine goal chances which would have wrapped up the game due to final passes going astray.
A further point by Niamh Treacy in the closing minutes ensured a Tipperary win.
This was a fine display by Tipperary and when the chips were down the defence was magnificent.
Tipperary - Coaimhe Bourke, Carol Casey, Eimear Cahill, Alana Morris, Laura Loughnane, Emma Buckley, Lorna O’Dwyer, Mairead Eviston, Courtney Ryan, Gillian McKenna, Jenny Grace, Mairead Teehan, Roisin Cahill, Roisin Howard and Niamh Treacy,
Scorers, Roisin Howard 2-0; Jenny Grace 0.4 Niamh Treacy 0.2 Courtney Ryan 0-1.
Tiiperary county camogie monthly draw commences in May. Monthly prizes 1st, €300.2nd, €200, 3rd €100. There is a draw for a weekend away for fully paid up members by May 1 and direct debit members. A draw for a set of club jerseys will also take place during the year. So come on and sign up and support you county.