Two quick goals after the break gave them some breathing space as the nerves of the fine band of local supporters were stretched as a sustained Thomastown rally in the final ten minutes saw the defence under extreme pressure of conceding further goals.
The team was Amanda Power. Julie Walsh, Michaela Kineally, Clare Grace, Deirdre Purcell, Elaine O'Shea, Eimear Moylan, Suzie Dunphy, Phena Heffernan, Niamh Phelan, Ann-Marie Phelan, Nicola Moore, Terri Mackey, Catherine Foley, Joanne Cody, Subs: Gemma Long, Ciara Molloy, Aisling Cody, Emily Murphy, Aisling Foley, Ali Bergin, Sarah Grace. Scorers:
Ann-Marie Phelan 1-4, Nicola Moore 0-1, Catherine Foley 1-1, Joanne Cody 1-1, Niamh Phelan 0-2
Photo: Back row: Phena Heffernan, Niamh Phelan, Deirdre Purcell, Elaine O'Shea, Clare Grace, Eimear Moylan, Ann-Marie Phelan, Terri Mackey, Ciara Molloy, Nicola Moore, Gemma Long, Aisling Cody, Amanda Power. Front row: Joanne Cody, Catherine Foley, Julie Walsh, Suzie Dunphy, Michaela Kineally, Emily Murphy, Aisling Foley, Ali Bergin, Sarah Grace.