|20 February 2022||2:00 pm||NFL Division 1||2022|
Emma Duggan fired six points for Meath as they continued their winning start to Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies Football League, with an away victory over Waterford in Dungarvan.
The visitors never trailed in this contest, and led by 1-2 to 0-0 after eight minutes, with a point each from Duggan and Stacey Grimes either side of a Vikki Wall goal.
Both sides enjoyed dominant spells in the opening half, with Waterford responding well.
A ninth minute Lauren McGregor goal coupled with points from Brid McMaugh and Kate McGrath levelled the game after 15 minutes.
However, Duggan fired Meath to a 1-4 to 1-2 interval lead.
Meath failed to let up on the restart, holding Waterford scoreless in the second half.
The result sees Waterford yet without a win, as they face Cork in their final group game in two weeks time.
The match was switched to the Dungarvan GAA Grounds as Fraher Field was deemed unplayable but strong gusts still swept across the field throughout.
Meath looked strong as they took to the field with 12 of the team that beat Dublin in the All-Ireland final last September. And the visitors raced into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after eight minutes. Wall found the top corner of the net after she was set up by Aoibhin Cleary.
But Waterford got back on level terms by the first water break. Lauren McGregor fired to the bottom corner from the penalty spot on ten minutes. Bríd McMaugh and Kate McGrath kicked the points to make it 1-2 to 1-2.
At the start of the second quarter, Duggan showed her All-Star quality with back-to-back points. The first was a stunning effort off the outside of her right boot. She judged the wind to perfection with the second as her high kick drifted over the bar.
It was 1-4 to 1-2 in favour of Meath at half-time and the wind whipped up again afterwards. Meath substitute Emma White struck the only point of the third quarter.
And another impact substitute, Niamh Gallogly, added the next point on 46 minutes. Duggan dispatched three late scores to wrap up the win before Orlagh Lally got in on the act too.
|Dungarvan GAA Club (Waterford)|
|Dungarvan Rural, The Municipal District of Dungarvan — Lismore, County Waterford, Munster, X35 H308, Ireland|