Sunday 11 December 2016

Lilies into last four

Independent.ie sportsdesk

Published 08/08/2016 | 02:30

3 May 2015; A general view of hurleys. National Camogie League, Division 1 Final, Cork v Galway. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; A general view of hurleys. National Camogie League, Division 1 Final, Cork v Galway. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE

Kilkenny and Kildare joined Cork in the last four of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Championship but Antrim and Laois must wait until the latter's clash with the Cats before the final berth is decided.

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The Kilkenny-Laois game was postponed and with Antrim edging Tipperary by 2-19 to 3-12, they are now level with the O'Moores on points but have an inferior score difference of 18 points.

So Laois can afford to lose by less than 17 points to advance, while they would need a 20-point win to give them the top seeding from Group 1.

The big game here was the clash between old rivals Meath and Kildare in Clane to decide who would join the Rebels in the penultimate stages.

And although they had a penalty saved very early on by Emily Mangan, the hosts exerted themselves in the first half and maintained the upper hand right the way through to take the spoils by 2-15 to 2-9.

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