Camogie Championship Weekend Review: Waterford create history with narrow win over Clare

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REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Round 4, Nowlan Park, Co. Kilkenny 22/7/2018 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Davina Tobin with Niamh Kilkenny of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

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Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-13
Kilkenny secured a place in the semi-finals after a 7 point win over Galway at Nowlan Park.
1-8 from Denise Gaule helped the Cats to victory, which makes it 4 wins out of 4 for Angela Downey’s charges,
Galway started brightly through Ailish O’Reilly before Kilkenny took control to lead 0-9 to 0-7 at half-time.
Gaule converted a 41st minute penalty after captain Shelly Farrell had been fouled to give the home side a lead they would never relinquish despite Carrie Dolan getting some good scores.
Galway now face Dublin in the Quarter-Finals after finishing in 2nd place.

Clare 0-12 Waterford 1-11
Waterford earned a place in the Quarter-Finals for the 1st time ever with a hard-fought 2 point win over Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis.
Beth Carton hit 1-9 for Donal O’Rourke’s side, including a 1st half goal, as they claimed a historic victory.
Chloe Morey helped keep Clare in the game, but Carton and Waterford were able to hold out for a crucial win.
Waterford finished 3rd and now face Tipperary in the Quarter-Finals.

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Cork 6-18 Offaly 3-4
Cork continued their impressive form as they made it 5 wins in a row and sealed a semi-final place with a comprehensive win over Offaly at Pairc Ui Rinn.
Two goals from Julia White and further strikes from Aoife Murray (penalty), Niamh McCarthy, Orla Cotter and Katrina Mackey showed the firepower that Paudie Murray’s side posess.
Offaly never gave up and the clinical Arlene Watkins fired in a hat-trick for the midlanders.
Cork top the table with a massive points difference of +95.

Dublin 0-13 Tipperary 0-13
Tipperary edged ahead of Dublin for 2nd place on score difference after the sides finished level at Parnell Park.
A point from Siobhán Kehoe gave Dublin a slender 0-5 to 0-5 lead at the break.
The hosts moved 5 clear after the resumption but Tipperary did showed great resolve as Eibhlís McDonnell, Miriam Campion and Cáit Devane, the championship’s leading scorer, helped them salvage a draw.
Tipperary now face Waterford in the Quarter-Finals while Dublin take on Galway.

Wexford 4-14 Meath 1-10
In the Senior Championship’s only dead-rubber tie, Wexford earned a 13 point victory at St.Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy as Meath finish their first year at senior level pointless.

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Galway 1-15 Westmeath 0-17
A 1st half goal from Portumna’s Tara Ruttledge proved the difference as Galway remain in 1st place with a narrow victory at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.
Galway led by 4 at half-time and despite a strong 2nd half from Westmeath, the hosts held on for a vital win.

Antrim 4-17 Kildare 1-12
2 goals from Roisin McCormick and further efforts from Ashling McFadden and Kirsty McKendry helped Antrim pick up their first points of the campaign with Katie McAleese also contributing 10 points.

Kilkenny 2-10 Tipperary 2-13
Goals from Aoife McLoughney and Caroline Brown helped Tipp to a 3 point win in Callan as they moved level with Galway at the top of the table on 10 points.
Lydia Fitzpatrick notched 2 majors for the hosts as a strong last 10 minutes helped Tipp to victory.

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Offaly 1-9 Clare 0-11
A goal from Mary Teehan and a late score from Aoife Walsh helped Offaly to their 1st win of the campaign with a 1 point victory over Clare at Drumcullen GAA.

Kerry 1-15 Limerick 0-8
1-4 from Jackie Horgan helped Kerry make it 2 wins from 2 with a 10 point win over Limerick in Abbeydorney.

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Roscommon 0-5 Dublin 2-9
Aoibhe Dillion was among the scorers as Dublin advanced to the semi-finals after their 2nd win in a row at St Dominic’s GAA.

By Mark Casserly