Date Time Competition Season
30 April 2022 1:30 pm Leinster Senior Championship 2022

Match Report

Dublin secure win over Westmeath

Hannah Tyrrell and Carla Rowe registered a combined haul of 4-14 as defending champions Dublin heralded the return of the TG4 Leinster Senior Football Championship with a convincing victory against Westmeath at TEG Cusack Park.

By Daire Walsh (Ladies Gaelic Football Association)

In the first game played in this competition since 2019, Tyrrell (2-9) and Rowe (2-5) shone throughout for the Jackies. Substitute Kate Sullivan also struck 1-2 off the bench and Mick Bohan’s charges can now move confidently into next Saturday’s meeting with All-Ireland champions Meath at Parnell Park.

Having missed out on a fifth successive Brendan Martin Cup title to the Royals last year, Dublin were intent on hitting the ground running in the 2022 championship. There were just 21 seconds gone on the clock when corner-forward Sinead Wylde rocketed a shot to the Westmeath net.

Her inside partner Tyrrell followed up with a point from play and while the Lake County eventually opened their account through a Sarah Dillon free, Dublin were in for a second goal on 12 minutes.

Named as joint-captain - along with Niamh Collins - for this year, Rowe raised another green flag to give her side a six-point stranglehold. Rowe proceeded to trade scores with Westmeath’s Ciara Blundell, in advance of Dublin midfielder Jennifer Dunne added her name to the scoresheet.

A place-ball effort from Tyrrell was cancelled out by Dillon at the opposite end, but the holders were the dominant side for the remainder of the opening period. Thanks to unanswered points from the boots of the excellent Tyrrell (three), Nicole Owens and Rowe, the Metropolitan outfit brought a convincing 2-9 cushion into the interval.

Tyrrell extended her tally to six points on the resumption and after Blundell had contributed her second, yet another Dublin goal arrived in the 34th-minute. Introduced at half-time, Sullivan’s long delivery deceived Westmeath netminder Aoife O’Donnell on its way to the net.

Tyrrell grabbed a three-pointer of her own moments later, before Rowe recorded a fifth major for a rampant Dublin on 42 minutes. Wylde, Sullivan, Niamh Hetherton and Martha Byrne were also on target either side of the third-quarter mark as the Sky Blues continued to set out their stall.

A Siobhan Killeen single complimented a brace for Rowe, before Tyrrell posted 1-2 without reply in the space of just two minutes. Sullivan (free) and Owens subsequently rounded off the scoring to complete an impressive display from Dublin in Mullingar.

Scorers - Dublin: H Tyrrell 2-9 (0-6f), C Rowe 2-5 (0-2f), K Sullivan 1-2 (0-1f), S Wylde 1-1, N Owens 0-2, J Dunne, N Hetherton, M Byrne, S Killeen 0-1 each. Westmeath: S Dillon (2f), C Blundell 0-2 each.

Westmeath: A O’Donnell; M Fagan, M Scally, F Coyle; A O’Malley, A Alford, C Kelly; V Carr, T Dillon; C Blundell, S Dillon, K Boyce-Jordan; A Jones, K Giles, L Power. Subs: A Ruane for O’Malley (h-t), K Hegarty for Giles (39), N Nolan for Alford (44), C Smullen for Jones (52), K Geoghegan for Boyce-Jordan (57).

Dublin: C Trant; J Tobin, L Caffrey, N Collins; S Goldrick, A Kane, O Nolan; J Dunne, L Magee; C O’Connor, C Rowe (C), N Owens; N Hetherton, H Tyrrell, S Wylde. Subs: K McDaid for Magee, K Sullivan for O’Connor (both h-t), E Gribben for Nolan, M Byrne for Goldrick (both 40), S Killeen for Hetherton (45).


1Aoife O’Donnell Goalkeeper
2Melek Fagan Defender
3Muirean Scally Defender
4Fiona Coyle Defender
5Aoife O’Malley 19 Defender
6Amy Alford 18 Defender
7Chloe Kelly Defender
8Vicky Carr Midfielder
9Tracey Dillon Midfielder
10Clara Thornton Forward
11Sarah Dillon Forward
12Kelly Boyce-Jordan 17 Forward
21Anna Jones 13 Forward
14Kiara Giles 25 Forward
15Lucy Power Forward
16Aoife Temple Goalkeeper
13Chloe Smullen 21 Forward
17Kacey Geoghegan 12
18Niamh Nolan 6
19Ashley Ruane 5 Midfielder
20Zoe Guinane
22Ruth Martin
23Mia McDonald
24Shannon Mulvihill
25Karen Hegarty 14 Forward
26Ciara Blundell Defender
27Shannon Lyons Forward
28Susanna Buckley
29Meadbh Monaghan
30Keelie Mulderry


1Ciara Trant Goalkeeper
2Jess Tobin Defender
3Leah Caffrey Defender
18Niamh Collins
5Sinead Goldrick 19 Defender
6Aoife Kane Defender
7Orlagh Nolan 20 Defender
8Jennifer Dunne Midfielder
9Lauren Magee 17 Midfielder
10Caoimhe O’Connor 23 Forward
11Carla Rowe Forward
12Nicole Owens Forward
21Niamh Hetherton 26 Forward
14Hannah Tyrrell Forward
15Sinéad Wylde Forward
16Abby Shiels Goalkeeper
4Tammy Quinn Corbally Defender
13Sinead Aherne Forward
17Kate McDaid 9 Midfielder
19Martha Byrne 5 Defender
20Ellen Gribben 7
22Lyndsay Davey
23Kate Sullivan 10 Forward
24Natalia Hyland
25Jodi Egan Forward
26Siobhan Killeen 21 Forward
27Siobhan Woods
28Rachel Brennan
29Rachel Hartnett
Katelyn O’Brien


TEG Cusack Park
Cusack Park GAA Grounds, Royal Canal Greenway, Mullingar North Urban ED, The Municipal District of Mullingar — Kinnegad, County Westmeath, Leinster, N91 N796, Ireland

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