Eleanor Bolger’s hit-out saw the ball travelling into Kilkenny’s side of the pitch. Fabulous running from Niamh Buttle and Alice Doyle brought the ball up the field. The girls were on a run with Avril Buttle supporting and moving the ball on nicely towards the Kilkenny goal. The model county hit back hard, smashing the ball back to their side of the field. Enniscorthy defenders faced down some tough shots, stopping the ball and deflecting it. The shots were coming heavy, several going way out of bounds; high above the goal as the Enniscorthy defenders blocked hard shots on goal.
Another short corner against Enniscorthy and Aoife Foran was on the ball, stopping it with her knees. Eleanor launched the ball out again and fast play ensued; Róisín Ó Muirí winning a free for Enniscorthy. Ball was launched out again, Fiona Breen and Fiona Rothwell made speedy progress down the field. Ball was passed to Caroline Doyle who continued to move the ball at great pace. Alas, the homeside were ready and kept them back.
A tough but high tempo game saw Enniscorthy on the wrong side of the score line, but the team are undiscouraged and now focusing on their next match.
Enniscorthy Squad: Aoife Foran (captain), Serena Hatton, Ilsa Flynn, Kim O’Connor, Róisín Ó Muirí, Eleanor Bolger, Alice Doyle, Fiona Breen, Caroline Doyle, Fiona Rothwell, Amy D’alton, Avril Buttle, Niamh Buttle, Mairéad Neville.