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Thursday 8 December 2016

Galway crush Kilkenny to clinch final spot

Published 20/04/2015 | 02:30

Camogie: Galway and Cork will face off in the Division 1 final of the Camogie League after battling to overcome Kilkenny and Limerick in their respective semi-finals.

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It was easier for Galway than many would have expected as they beat champions Kilkenny by 5-7 to 2-9 at O'Connor Park. The tie hinged on a period of play in the second half, when Denise Gaule had a penalty saved with four points between the sides.

Miriam Walsh did reduce the margin to three but Galway struck for two goals from the next two attacks to put the game to bed.

Cork beat Limerick 1-12 to 0-10 after tearing into a 1-4 to 0-0 lead in the opening quarter. It was nip and tuck in the second period, with Orla Cotter (0-6) and Niamh Mulcahy (0-7) exchanging scores. Aisling Thompson and Cotter showed well when it really counted, while Briege Corkery had a massive impact off the bench.

Meanwhile, Laois will play Waterford in the Division 2 final after wins over Kilkenny and Waterford respectively.

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