U16s defeat Offaly in All Ireland Championship

U16 A All Ireland Champonship
Wexford 2-9
Offaly 1-5

A very gusty Hollymount hosted the Round 2 match. Wexford took command early on as Nora Higgins had the ball in the Offaly net in the first play following the throw in. Wexford went 1-2 up before Offaly got three pointed frees in as many minutes. Anais Curran and Nora Higgins tagged on scores for Wexford before Offaly hit a fortuitous goal after an awkward bounce in theWexford goal mouth. Wexford held a slight advantage at halftime, 2-3 to 1-5.

Anais Curran pointed after good play from Sarah Harding Kenny and further points from Higgins (3), Lettie Whelan and Ella OConnor saw Wexford command a second half and win 2-9 to 1-5.

We wish Ciara Bridges well, Ciara received a blow to the head and was substituted as a precaution.

Wexford:  Michaela Lanigan, Kaitlyn Whelan Kinsella, Anna Hennessy, Allanah Davis, Maire O’Rourke, Lara Conran, Hannah Keating,Nora Higgins (1-6), Sarah Harding Kenny, Ella O’Connor (0-1), Lettie Whelan (0-1), Anais Curran (1-1), Ciara O’Connor, Orla Fortune, Ciara Bridges.  Subs: Emma Sweeney for Ciara Bridges, Emma Sinnott for Orla Fortune, Aisling Haligan for Allanah Davis, Anna Mulligan for Hannah Keating, Oonagh Barden for Anna Hennessy.

Offaly:  Ellen Gillen, Amy Byrne, Roisin Daly, Trudy Freenane, Aideen Bracken, Dara Hanamy, Helen Healy, Louise Mannion, Louise Savage, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Orla Maher (0-1), Aoife Hogan, Becky Bryant, Kate Kenny (0-4), Caoimhe Dunne (1-0).  Subs:  Sinead Moore for Louse Savage

Wexford will now face Cork in New Ross next Sunday.

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