A quick-paced game against a young side from Skerries saw the Enniscorthy side take charge at once, keeping the ball near their end of the pitch. Mid-fielders Laura Redmond and Eleanor Bolger were adapt at putting the north county Dublin side under pressure with swift movement of the ball up the field. Bolger and Redmond dominated the mid-field, outrunning the Skerries line-up.
Their performance made it possible for the back-line to charge and press high, sending balls towards the semi-circle. On the rare occasions when Skerries did breakthrough, they were no match for the Slaneysiders excellent defensive line-up. Hannah Graham proved herself repeatedly, showing exactly why she has been selected to play with the senior team. Pressing high, Graham defended the semi-circle alongside Alex Weston-Doyle, Róisín Ó Muirí and Saoirse Power. Ó Muirí was in top form as usual, rebounding balls away from goalkeeper Kim O’Connor.
Enniscorthy's best chance came in the second half. Saoirse Power made a surging run to the semi-circle, clearing the ball to Redmond. Redmond linked again with Bolger, who cunningly switched the direction of play, taking the ball away from centre and onto Megan Dempsey’s stick. Dempsey’s shot on goal was cleared wide by the defence, earning Enniscorthy a long corner. Redmond’s powerful shot sent the corner to Dempsey, who passed it on to Muireann Nic Corchráin. Nic Corchráin’s shot on goal was saved by Skerries’ goalkeeper. Hannah Graham caught it up before Skerries had a chance to clear their lines and passed to Bolger, who sent it to Dempsey, for her second shot on goal, but to no avail, and the match finished scoreless.
Squad: Mairead Neville, Eleanor Bolger, Amy Dalton, Emer O'Doherty, Kim O'Connor, Saoirse Power, Laura Redmond, Hannah Graham, Muireann Nic Corcráin, Megan Dempsey, Alex Weston-Doyle