Tipperary and Galway bag places in All-Ireland semi-finals

ALL-IRELAND camogie champions Tipperary were made fight all the way in the third round of the Foras na Gaeilge championship match when Kilkenny ran them to one point (3-8 to 2-10) in Callan on Saturday.

Tipperary were ahead 3-6 to 1-4 at the break following a hat trick of goals from Deirdre Hughes, Eimear Mc Donnell and Jill Horan with Caitriona Carey, sister to DJ scoring the opening goal of the game with just fourteen minutes gone.

Unfortunately the second Foras na Gaeilge third round encounter between Antrim and Galway became totally one sided as Galway cruised to victory 9-26 to Antrim’s 0-0. Like Tipperary, Galway have now earned themselves a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals on August 21st which will be televised live for the very first time on RTÉ.

Meanwhile Navan and Páirc Tailteann in particular was in great celebratory mood at the weekend when Cumann Camógaiochta na nGael celebrated one of the major centenary events of the year - a re-enactment, complete with long black skirts and white blouses, of the first public game ever played there in 1904.

Uachtarán, Miriam O’Callaghan unveiled a plaque outside Páirc Tailteann, alongside Education Minister Noel Dempsey who spoke of the ground breaking achievement that the pioneers of 1904 created by playing that very first game.

Scorers: Tipperary E Mc Donnell, J Horan 1-2 each, D Hughes 1-0, C Grogan 0-2, E Hayden, N Kennedy 0-1 each.Kilkenny: S. Millea 0-9 (0-8F), M O'Connor, C Carey 1-0 each, B Mulally 0-1.

TIPPERARY: J Delaney; S Kelly, Ú O'Dwyer, S Howard; S Nealon, C Gaynor, T Brophy; A Mc Dermot, T O 'Halloran;N Kennedy, E Hayden, C Grogan; E Mc Donnell, D Hughes, J Horan.

Subs: P Fogarty for E Hayden, J Kirwan for S Nealon, P Bulfin for T O'Halloran.

KILKENNY: C Ryan; D Minogue, M Costelloe, C Delaney; K Kinahan, A Neary E Lyng; S Millea, E Aylward ;J Frisby, B Mulally, L Lyng; C Doherty,C Careyr, M O'Connor.

Subs: J Dillion Maher for A Neary, injured.

Referee: Á Derham, Dublin.

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