NUI Galway succumb to UCD onslaught in Ashbourne Cup

UCD 5-12 NUI Galway 1-8

UCD advanced to the semi-finals of the Ashbourne Cup with a convincing 5-12 to 1-8 win over NUI, Galway at Belfield.

NUIG simply had no response to a cohesive UCD outfit and in particular their full-forward line of Aine Mahony, who recorded a personal tally of 2-6, Denise McGrath (2-0) and Katie O’Dwyer (0-2).

Mahony and Alison Murphy were to the fore in the opening quarter with Mahony chipping in with 1-1 and Murphy pointing three frees.

Galway’s chief scorer on the day was Lorraine Ryan who contributed 1-08 (1-6fs).

UCD now go on to play UCC on February 20 at Cork Institute of Technology.

CIT, this year’s Ashbourne and Purcell Cup hosts saw their season end at the hands of a relentless WIT side which registered a total of 4-19 to 0-7 at CIT.

Ursula Jacob led the way scoring a total of 2-8; her first coming five minutes before the break and her second fifteen minutes from full-time.

Katrina Parrock and Michelle Quilty scored the remaining goals while points from Marie O’Neill (0-5), Karen Kelly (0-2), Katie Power (0-2) and Denise Gaule (0-2) completed a comfortable victory for the defending champions who now face UUJ.

Meanwhile, UCC recorded a hard-fought 0-11 to 0-9 win over Munster rivals UL at the Mardyke.

UL led by a point at the break but the home side battled back to record a two-point win.

In the opening round of the Camogie National League Division Three, Laois had a comprehensive 5-14 to 3-3 victory over Meath at Donaghmore Ashbourne this afternoon.

Aine Mahony led with a tally of 3-5 (2fs), Louise Mahony (0-5, 2fs), Sarah Ann Fitzgerald (0-2), Emer Delaney (0-1) and Elaine Mahony (0-1) while Niamh Dollard and Karen Cuddy scored the remaining goals.

Jane Dolan scored 1-3 for Meath with Aine Keogh (1-0) and Elizabeth Oaks (1-0) adding to their final tally.

Meanwhile, Kildare defeated Dublin 1-7 to 0-4 at Ballyboden St Enda’s with Suzie Carroll in scintillating form scoring 1-6 for Kildare.

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