Cork retain Camogie League title at expense of Wexford
Strong start sees Rebelettes home past Model County
Cork players celebrate with the National League trophy after their victory over Wexford at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
CORK 0-12 WEXFORD 1-7
Cork retained their Camogie League Division 1 title with a deserved victory over new-look Wexford at Nowlan Park.
It was a repeat of last year’s final but the flow was different, as on this occasion, it was Cork having a strong opening period and Wexford attempting to reel them in after the resumption.
The ultimate result was the same though, with player of the match, Orla Cotter helping to ensure a midfield dominance that was critical throughout.
That gave them renewed hope late on but though Kate Kelly, who had a big impact off the bench, reduced the margin to the minimum, they couldn’t find an equaliser in the four remaining minutes of injury time.
Instead, Cork substitute Finola Neville found the target with almost the last puck to secure a two-point victory.
A late flurry gave Limerick victory in the Division 2 final against Kildare, 3-14 to 0-10. Susie O’Carroll scored all of Kildare’s points but Limerick had more firepower, with Dympna O’Brien, Niamh Mulcahy, Mary O’Callaghan and Marie Keating all key contributor .
CORK: A Murray; P Mackey, M Walsh, L O’Connell; D Cronin, R Buckley, A Geary; O Cotter (0-3, two frees, one 45), A Thompson; B Corkery (0-1), E O’Sullivan (0-1), K Mackey (0-2); S Burns (0-2), A Deasy, J White (0-2). Subs: J O’Leary for Deasy, F Neville (0-1) for K Mackey.
WEXFORD: M D’Arcy; C Donohue, N Lambert, K Atkinson; F Doran (0-1), M Leacy, S Kehoe; J Dwyer, L Hammell; F Kavanagh (0-1), A Leacy, B Gordon; K Parrock, U Jacob (1-3, 0-2 frees), F Rochford. Subs: L O’Leary for Donohue; K Kelly (0-2) for A Leacy, S Sinnott for Hammell, S McGovern for Rochford .
Referee: F McNamara (Clare).