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The Littlewoods Ireland Division 1 Camogie got underway this weekend and we have a round up of all the games. Let’s take a look of these below.
In Group 2 defending league champions Galway got off to a winning start beating a tough Dublin challenge at Blanchardstown. The Westerners coming out on top 0-10 to 0-07 in the end. In a low scoring game it was scores from Rebecca Hennelly (2), Catriona Cormican and Sarah Healy a three point advantage in the second quarter. Dublin finished the first half stronger though as Sinead Wylde got a nice couple of scores to leave it 0-05 to 0-03 at the break in favour of Galway.
Dublin got within a point of Galway on the resumption. However, Galway an experienced side registered scores through Niamh Kilkenny and Carrie Dolan. However, with 40 minutes on the clock Wylde and Finnegan had the gap back down to one. It was Cathal Murray’s side though that had the final say as scores from Hennelly (two frees) and Healy sealed a three point win.
Tipperary had a narrow 1 point win over Limerick in the other Group 2 game. The Premier women winning 0-10 to 1-06 in the end. Bill Mullaney’s side however went in level at the break level 0-06 to 1-03 despite playing with the wind advantage. Cait Devane put in an exhibition of point taking with five points, Nicole Walsh also registering one. Limerick scores came from a Rebecca Delee goal and three points from Caoimhe Costelloe. Neamh Cusrtin and Costelloe knocked over points for Limerick in the second half, but Devane levelled matters, before Ciardha Maher won the match for the Premier.
In Group 1 Clare recorded a 7 point win over Offaly in Birr. Mairead Teehan got an Offaly goal, however the Banner responded to that with Eimear Kelly rattling in a major. Robyn Conway and Eimear Kelly registered points to leave it 1-05 to 1-03 at the break. Aine O’Loughlin added a goal in the second half for Clare, while Eimear Kelly added two further points as Clare went on to win.
Also in Group Cork recorded a 1-18 to 0-12 win over Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Saoirse McCarthy got a first half goal for Cork, it was 1-10 to 0-08 at the break. Orla Cronin landed a couple of nice scores, as did Beth Carton for the Deise. Ashling Thompson, Chloe Sigerson, Orla Cronin and Lauren Homan added further scores in the second half for Paudie Murray’s charges.
That completes this weekends Division 1 camogie round up with thanks to the Camogie Association.