Limerick and Kilkenny reach camogie final in Croker

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

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