LIMERICK FANS WILL be back in Croke Park next month, and given the opportunity to exact some revenge on Kilkenny.
The Treaty ladies overcame Waterford in today’s All-Ireland intermediate camogie semi-final, despite a late, late showing by the Déise — they now face Kilkenny who eased past Kildare in today’s other semi-final.
Despite trailing early on and for much of the first-half in today’s first match; 0-3 to 0-0 down after 10 minutes, a quick start to the second-half proved vital in setting Limerick on their way to the final.
Waterford were in fact the better team for much of the opening half, maintaining their three-point advantage right up to the interval when they led 0-6 to 0-3.
Former Young Player of the Year Niamh Mulcahy was Limerick’s main scoring threat, grabbing all of her team’s scores.
Yet Limerick burst out of the blocks after the break; first leveling matters within 10 minutes, and then enacting a three-point lead of their own during the next 10-minute spell. All the while Waterford failed to register a score, their first of the second-half not actually arriving until the 53rd minute.
Yet with two points in the difference, a resurgent Waterford team re-entered the game in a desperate attempt to draw level. Despite a Lorraine Bray score though, they could find neither an equaliser, nor a winning goal during the tense closing stages in Dr Cullen Park. read more…