Date Time Competition Season
11 June 2022 2:00 pm All Ireland Senior Championship 2022

Match Report

Report: Meath 1-13 Monaghan 0-1

Stacey Grimes finished with 0-8 and reigning champions Meath made a winning start to Group B of the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship when they proved far too strong for a youthful Monaghan side.

It was a blustery Drumhowan and a goal late in the first half by Kelsey Nesbitt doubled Meath’s lead to six at that point, effectively putting them beyond reach.

After conceding the opening score early on, the visitors went on to hit 1-13 without reply. Meath’s greater ability to pierce holes in the opposition defence made the difference, while the stunning free-taking of Grimes saw the full-forward rack up a big personal tally.

With the teams setting up to almost mirror each other, both sides got numbers behind the ball in the first half, resulting in lengthy spells of possession as they slowly built the play up.

Monaghan would have been content with their start, which saw Laura Carey open the scoring, and the hosts restricted Meath to just a single point in the opening 12 minutes. Meath remained patient, however, and with Monaghan seeing Amy Garland sin-binned, points by Grimes (two), Emma Duggan and a fisted effort by Shauna Ennis moved the holders ahead.

Meath made a key breakthrough when Nesbitt’s goal moved them 1-4 to 0-1 clear at half-time, having played into the breeze.Meath started the second half with purpose, as a hat-trick of frees by Grimes and well-taken points from play by Duggan and Vikki Wall stretched their lead into double figures.

The one-way traffic continued, with Grimes increasing her tally from frees, including one excellent effort from the left wing, before Duggan wrapped up a commanding win for Eamonn Murray’s side.


1Orna Kelly Goalkeeper
2Shona Brady Defender
3Abbie McCarey Defender
4Kerrie Nolan Defender
5Colleen Jones Defender
6Rosie Courtney Defender
7Caoimhe Brennan Defender
8Jane Drury Midfielder
9Lauren Jones Midfielder
10Emma Clerkin 19 Forward
11Casey Treanor Forward
12Amy Garland Forward 13'
13Lauren Garland 18 Forward
14Laura Carey 17 Forward 4'
15Hannah Sherlock Forward
16Rebekah Mooney Goalkeeper
17Laura Walsh 14
18Emma Corley 13
19Uainín Connolly 10
20Sarah Capaldi
21Aoife Burns
22Muireann Atkinson (C) Forward
23Jodie McQuillan Midfielder


1Monica Mc Guirk Goalkeeper
2Shauna Ennis 29 Defender 15'
3Mary Kate Lynch 17 Defender
4Orlaith Duff 18 Defender
5Niamh Gallogly Defender
6Emma Troy Defender
7Aoibhin Cleary Defender
8Maire O’Shaughnessy Midfielder
9Orlagh Lally Midfielder
10Megan Thynne Forward
11Emma Duggan Forward 28', 38', 60'
12Aoibheann Leahy 22 Forward
13Vikki Wall Forward 36'
14Stacey Grimes Forward 5', 22', 33', 34', 35', 50', 51', 58'
15Niamh O’Sullivan Forward
16Robyn Murray
17Sarah Wall 3
18Aine Sheridan 4
19Ailbhe Leahy
20Ciara Smyth Forward
21Bridgetta Lynch
22Orla Byrne 12 Defender
24Aisling McCabe
25Aoife Farrell
26Olivia Gore
27Saoirse O’Kane
28Meadhbh Byrne
29Kelsey Nesbitt 2 24'
30Emma White


Drumhowan Geraldines GAA
Shane, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, A75 YV81

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