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

Match Report

SFC: Late penalty wins it for Tipp

Emma Morrissey scored 2-4 including the winning penalty, deep into added-time, to seal Tipperary’s place in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship for 2023, with Cavan heading for the relegation play-off instead.

Morrissey found the top-corner with aplomb after her teammate Angela McGuigan was fouled in the penalty area in the 62nd minute at Kingspan Breffni.

Cavan were left shell-shocked at the death and now face a relegation decider to see if they too can avoid the drop to the intermediate ranks.

In what was a free-flowing Round 3 tie, Tipperary won most of the battles and most crucially, the war itself, to take the spoils. Tipperary scored their first goal in the 14th minute when midfielder Marie Creedon combined with late call-up Róisín Howard to put the influential Morrissey through for a well-taken goal.

Morrissey’s first strike propelled the visitors into a 1-2 to 0-2 advantage and wind-backed Cavan struggled to eat into that cushion. But, thanks, in the main, to Lauren McVeety’s free-taking, the hosts hung in there.

A long-range McVeety effort helped cut Tipperary’s interval lead to a very manageable two points, when Cavan trailed by 1-4 to 0-5. The majority of the play remained around the middle third of the field.

Poor shooting, a difficult to judge wind and a greasy sod conspired to produce a dogged duel seemingly beset with nerves and tension. The game seemed to be Tipperary’s to lose but six wides by the visitors in the third quarter had Cavan breathing a huge sigh of relief.

The Ulster outfit nabbed a lifeline in the 48th minute when Geraldine Sheridan was fouled but Lauren McVeety’s penalty was saved by Tipperary goalkeeper Lauren Fitzpatrick, before being hacked clear. But McVeety made up for her miss in the 51st minute when she fired home low past the advancing goalkeeper, following a storming run by Geraldine Sheridan through the heart of the visitors’ defence.

However, Tipperary had a sting in their tail, saving their best until last with Morrissey scoring the resulting penalty and Cavan left to dwell over a relegation play-off.


1Elaine Walsh Goalkeeper
2Kate McIntyre Defender
3Shauna Lynch Defender
4Erin Longair Defender
5Sinead Greene Defender
6Laura Fitzpatrick Defender
7Mona Sheridan Defender
8Neasa Byrd Midfielder
9Annie Deneher Defender
10Niamh Keenaghan Forward 14'
11Lauren McVeety Forward
12Aisling Walls 20 Forward 52'
12', 18', 29', 36'
13Ally Cahill 21 Forward
14Geraldine Sheridan Forward
15Aisling Gilsenan Forward 58'
16Elaine Brady
18Geraldine Smith Forward
19Caoimhe Madden
20Cara McCaffrey 12 50', 68'
21Aine Reilly 13
22Kerri McCormack Forward
23Muireann Smith Defender
24Ruth Smyth
25Sinead McGovern
26Sinead McKenna Midfielder
27Zara Fay Forward
28Grainne Faulkner


1Lauren Fitzpatrick Goalkeeper
2Elaine Kelly Defender
3Lucy Spillane Defender
4Emma Cronin Defender
5Nora Martin Defender
6Niamh Martin Defender
7Cliona O’Dwyer Defender
8Marie Creedon Midfielder 5', 10'
9Aoibhe O’Shea Midfielder
10Clara English Forward
11Angela McGuigan Forward
12Sarah Ryan Forward
13Emma Morrissey Forward 15', 60'
24', 27', 51', 61'
14Lorraine O’Shea Forward
15Maureen Murphy Forward
16Caoillinn Casey
17Ellen Moore Defender
18Nicole Shelly
19Niamh Mackey
20Jean Kelly
22Casey Hennessy
23Shauna Quirke
24Aine Delaney
25Hazel Brennan
26Rosanna Kiely
27Neassa Towey Forward
28Sarah English Defender
29Eabha Hogan


Kingspan Breffni
Breffni Park, Emergency Access, Cavan Rural ED, Cavan-Belturbet Municipal District, County Cavan, H12 E426, Ireland

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