Late Wexford goal inflicts defeat on Roscommon ladies

TG4 Ladies All-Ireland IFC
Wexford 2-11 Roscommon 1-11

An injury-time goal saw Wexford snatch victory in what was a very competitive opening round championship match played at Bellefield Park in Wexford last Sunday.

The opening half was well contested and the scores were tied at 0-4 apiece after 24 minutes, with Aimee O’Connor and Laura Fleming on the mark for Ollie Lennon’s side.

A minute later, Aisling Hanly scored a fine goal for Roscommon, which put the away side ahead by a point at the break, 1-5 to 0-7.

Roscommon scored two early points on the resumption of play to lead by three after 40 minutes. After Tara Doyle scored a well-worked goal for Wexford in the 44th minute it was a very close-run affair to the end.

It was 1-10 apiece with just six minutes to go but Wexford scored a goal and a point in the last few minutes, the goal coming from Catriona Murray, giving them a four-point lead.

Aimee O’Connor scored a late consolation point from a free but it wasn’t enough for Roscommon who must now beat Antrim next weekend to remain in the championship.

Roscommon: Helena Cummins; Aoife McGrath, Ellen Irwin, Shauna Fleming; Rachel Fitzmaurice, Aoife Gavin, Judy McDermott; Caoimhe Cregg, Lisa O’Rourke; Laura Fleming (0-2), Kate Nolan, Ella Thompson; Aisling Hanly (1-3), Aimee O’Connor (0-6), Niamh Feeney. Subs: Aisling Shanagher for Gavin, Saoirse Wynne for Fleming, Lauren Shanagher for Cregg, Aisling McAuliffe for Feeney.