Thursday 8 December 2016

Hennelly helps Galway extend perfect record

Published 21/03/2016 | 02:30

Rebecca Hennelly's penalty helped Galway on to victory Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Rebecca Hennelly's penalty helped Galway on to victory Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Champions Galway extended their perfect record in the Camogie League Division 1, thanks to a 1-13 to 1-8 defeat of Wexford in New Ross' O'Kennedy Park. This fourth consecutive win puts them into the semi-finals in good heart.

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The sides were level on 0-2 apiece after 10 minutes, but Wexford had the better of those early exchanges.

Galway upped the ante and scored an unanswered goal and seven points. The crucial score arrived near half-time, as Mags D'Arcy brought down Donohue for a penalty, which was dispatched by Rebecca Hennelly.

That made it 1-9 to 0-2 at the break and though Wexford posed more of a threat in the second half, with Joanne Dillon coming off the bench to get a goal, there was no way back.

Clare fell to a second loss on the trot to put their knockout place in doubt, while Dublin's 0-12 to 0-10 success at Parnell Park continues their recovery after a bad start.

Chloe Morey had four points and Aoibheann Malone two as the home side led by two, but Dublin scored the last four points to claim the honours.

Tipperary are one of four teams in contention for the second qualifying place from Group 1 as a result of their second win on the trot. The Premier travelled to Drumcullen GAA and eked out a 2-9 to 1-9 victory over Offaly.

Jenny Grace and Sarah Fryday scored seven points between them and goals from Mairead Teehan and Megan Ryan earned the spoils.

Michaela Morkan kept Offaly in contention with six points and Arlene Watkins raised a green flag, but the Faithful could not peg Tipperary back.

In Group 2, Cork had too much firepower for Waterford, registering a 3-18 to 2-9 win at Cork Camogie Grounds. Orla Cotter scored seven points for the Leesiders, while Katrina Mackey slotted 1-4 and Amy O'Connor and Linda Collins added goals.

Beth Carton scored 1-4 and Avril Power also shook the Cork net.

Limerick enjoyed a 2-15 to 1-8 win over Derry. Kate McAnely scored 1-3, but with Niamh Mulcahy hitting eight points and having six other scorers, Limerick had too much in hand.

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