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Date Time Competition Season
31 July 2022 1:45 pm All Ireland Intermediate Championship 2022

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Match Report

AIILFC Report: Laois v Wexford

Laois are the 2022 TG4 Intermediate Ladies All Ireland winners, after an enthralling battle at Croke Park this afternoon.

Mo Nerney again starred for her county 1-5 to her tally all afternoon, their wide count makes for harrowing reading but they have got the job done nonetheless.

Wexford will rue missed opportunities as they have another heart break to end a head breaking year, back to back defeats in All Ireland finals while Laois now move to Senior.

Laois hit an early two point lead Eva Galvin and Laura Marie-Maher both pointing,Erone Fitzpatrick setup the first score but hit a shot of the post as a goal looked on the cards to further extend their lead.

Bernie Breen had the first major chance for Wexford after five minutes, her effort just drifting to the right and wide into Hill 16 end, they did score seconds later Catriona Murray feeding Ciara Donnelly she failed to keep her shot down for a goal, but their first point kept them in the tie early on.

Despite their early dominance of the game, Laois struggled in front of goal soon after, a string of wides looked to have knocked the confidence levels a tad, Mo Nerney did give them their first score in seven minutes with a well taken free, to lead 0-3 to 0-1 after 13 minutes.

Maher smelt blood after 15 minutes with a barging run through the Wexford defence, her effort went wide but she did have players in space to offload to, huge let off for Wexford as they struggled to break down a strong Laois defence.

Nerney game alive late in the second half, shortly after converting a free to extend their lead, she glided past the Wexford backline and fired into the net, 1-4 to 0-2 after 18 minutes.

Murray added a second score for Wexford to end their rut, Laois finished the half with a flurry five points in quick succession to lead 1-9 to 0-3 at the hooter.

Wexford came out the better early in the second half, three quick fire points saw them reduce the gap, Aoife Cullen had a goal chance that went wide after 38 minutes.

Laois again found themselves in a rut in front of the posts, Nurney and Anna Healy both added scores, but a string of wides left Wexford reduce their lead to 1-12 to 0-9 after 50 minutes.

The Laois wall became immovable in the last ten minutes, despite a late goal by Bernie Breen to blow the tie wide open followed by a Murray point from a free, Laois hung on, 21 years is a long wait but for they will savour this victory.

Laois

1Eimear Barry Goalkeeper
2Clodagh Dunne Defender
3Aisling Donoher Defender 53'
4Aimee Kelly Defender
5Rachel Williams Defender
6Ellen Healy Defender
7Amy Potts 17 Defender
8Anna Healy Defender 38'
9Jane Moore Midfielder
10Eva Galvin 20 Forward 1'
11Laura-Marie Maher Forward 6'
12Erone Fitzpatrick Forward 28', 29', 32'
13Mo Nerney Forward 18'
13', 17', 29', 47', 51'
14Emma Lawlor Forward 26', 30'
15Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald 18
16Naomi Luttrell
17Joyce Dunne 7
18Shifra Havill 15 Forward
19Alanna Havill
20Anna Moore 10
21Claire Conlon
22Orla Hennessy Midfielder
23Aoife Kirrane
24Kelly O’Neill
25Sinead Farrelly
26Grainne Lalor
27Laura Nerney

Wexford

1Mary Rose Kelly Goalkeeper
2Sarah Harding-Kenny 18 Defender
3Aisling Halligan Defender
4Shauna Murphy Defender
5Orlagh Kehoe Defender
6Roisin Murphy Midfielder
7Clara Donnelly Defender 6'
8Kellie Kearney Midfielder 33', 50', 54'
9Ciara Banville Midfielder
10Sherene Hamiliton 17 Forward
11Catriona Murray Forward 17', 22', 60'
12Ellen O’Brien 22 Forward
13Bernie Breen Forward 59'
37', 46'
14Aisling Murphy Forward 49'
15Amy Wilson 24 Forward
16Sarah Merrigan Goalkeeper
17Aoife Cullen 10 Forward 32'
18Amy Walsh 2 Defender
19Cathy O’Brien
20Anne Byrne Defender
21Ciara Neville Defender
22Emma Tomkins 12 Forward
23Niamh Cloke Rochford Defender
24Chloe Fox 15
25Fiona Bennett
26Leanne Moore
27Ailis Neville
28Tara Doyle
29Roisin Hughes
30Leah Furlong

Past Meetings

(Semi Final)
4-14 4-16
Leinster Intermediate Championship
MW Hire O'Moore Park

Venue

Croke Park
Páirc an Chrócaigh, Jones's Road, Ballybough B ED, Dublin, Dublin 3, Leinster, D01 WY49, Ireland

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.