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

Match Report

SFC: Galway advance as Divilly impresses

Olivia Divilly scored 0-5 as Galway earned a spot in the quarter-finals after their first win of the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship against Westmeath in Tuam Stadium.

BY DARREN KELLY

The Kilkerrin/Clonberne forward also played a part in her sister Siobhan’s goal on 46 minutes that put this game beyond doubt.

Playing into the wind, Westmeath took the game to the hosts at the start with Kelly Boyce Jordan finding a gap only for an advantage not to accrue. At the other end, Ailish Morrissey got Galway off the mark on three minutes.

The visitors did get on par when Sarah Dillon converted two minutes later and when Galway fouled after the restart, the Westmeath centre forward did the necessary again to put them 0-2 to 0-1 ahead.

It was a positive start for Westmeath but they began to struggle with kick outs. Leanne Coen levelled again, 60 seconds later, before two points each for Tracey Leonard and Olivia Divilly gave Galway a four-point cushion.

Galway nearly put distance between them on 14 minutes with a four-player move leading to Morrissey’s shot being blocked by Aoife O’Donnell.

Leonard’s free on 25 minutes made it 0-7 to 0-2 before Dillon replied with a Westmeath free. Two more Divilly scores from play, either side of another Leonard placed ball, gave the home side the full benefit of the wind with a 0-10 to 0-3 lead.

Westmeath struggled to breakdown Galway’s defence after the restart as Leonard and Lynsey Noone stretched the margin. And on 41 minutes, substitute Roisin Leonard marked her return by getting the first of three points.

Olivia Divilly and Dillon traded scores before Morrissey added for Galway.

Siobhan Divilly reacted quickest when Olivia Divilly’s shot was blocked by O’Donnell to get the goal.

Roisin Leonard scored two more points as the respective managements emptied their benches.

Finally, Siobhan Divilly concluded Galway’s tally in added time.

Galway

1Alanah Griffin Goalkeeper
2Shauna Molloy Defender
3Sarah Ní Loingsigh Defender
4Eimile Gavin Defender
5Charlotte Cooney Defender
6Nicola Ward Defender
7Kate Geraghty 24 Defender
8Ailbhe Davoren Midfielder
9Louise Ward Midfielder
10Leanne Coen Forward 6'
11Ailish Morrissey Forward 2', 44'
12Mairéad Seoighe Forward
13Lynsey Noone 22 Forward 37'
14Olivia Divilly Forward 8', 12', 28', 30', 41'
15Tracey Leonard Forward 8', 11', 24', 29', 35'
16Karen Connolly Goalkeeper
17Jemma Burke
18Linda Booth Forward
19Fabienne Cooney Defender
20Siobhan Divilly 46'
62'
21Lara Finnegan Forward
22Roisin Leonard 13 40', 9', 52'
23Chloe Miskell
24Aoife Molloy 7
25Aoife Ní Cheallaigh Defender
26Eva Noone
27Hannah Noone
28Aoife O’Rourke Forward
29Kate Slevin Forward
30Chellene Trill

Past Meetings

(Round 3)
0-7 3-13
NFL Division 1

Venue

Tuam Stadium
Saint Jarlath's Park, Sean Purcell Road, Tuaim ( Baile), Tuam Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, H54 F627, Ireland

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