WIT bridge eight-year gap


CAMOGIE ASHBOURNE CUP: WATERFORD IT denied UCD a three-in-a-row and regained the Ashbourne Cup yesterday after eight years at Páirc Uí Rinn.

On a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-6, Waterford were full value for the win, and can be thankful for a productive opening half after which they led by eight points.

However, turning to play into the strong wind, they had a battle on their hands to keep the Dublin university at bay.

Waterford IT got the perfect start with a goal on five minutes from Mullinavat’s Michelle Quilty, who combined with Wexford duo Stacey Redmond and Ursula Jacob to fire past a helpless Mags Darcy.

WIT: K Ryall; T Shortt, K Atkinson, K Fennelly; P Cunningham, A Fahy, K Cottrell; S Redmond, A Dalton (0-1); F Morrissey, C Dormer, J Simpson (0-2); M Quilty (1-1), U Jacob (0-4, frees), S Keane (0-1).

UCD: M Darcy; E Dunne, M Luttrell, T Manton; L Fennelly, M Leacy, E O’Neill; R Buckley, J Woodcock; C Raher, A Maguire (0-1), F Phelan; S O’Carroll (0-5, frees), U Leacy (1-0), E Darmody. Subs: L Monaghan for Buckley (50), D McGrath for Darmody, L Abbey for F Phelan (both 42).

Referee: E Browne(Tipperary).