Stack strike seals deal for Milford
Milford 2-8 Killimor 1-3
Published 07/03/2016 | 02:30
Milford put the disappointment of last year behind them by garnering their third AIB All-Ireland senior club camogie title in four seasons.
Second-half goals from Maria Watson and Laura Stack, in response to Claire Conroy's 32nd-minute major, set the seal on a well deserved victory for the north Cork outfit.
Killimor will rue a number of missed chances, while captain Annmarie Starr was adjudged to have overcarried by referee Alan Lagrue before ramming the sliotar to the net in the 39th minute. Had that score stood, the margin would have been one, having been six at half-time, but instead Milford went up the other end of the field for Watson to goal.
The youngest player on the team, Laura Stack pounced for another goal eight minutes from time to remove all doubt.
The 16-year-old, who was part of the half-time festivities when Milford won their first crown in 2013, was at the right place at the right time to gather as Campbell batted out Emer Watson's free and blast beyond the Killimor goalie.
There was no way back for Killimor after that.
SCORERS - Milford: M Watson 1-3; E Watson 0-3 (2f); L Stack 1-0; A Thompson, M O'Neill 0-1 each.
Killimor: C Conroy 1-2 (0-1f); S Keane 0-1.
MILFORD - R Finn; D Hayes, M Walsh, L Healy; E O'Riordan, Á Watson, A Geary; O O'Mahony, A Thompson; L Stack, D O'Reilly, C O'Connor; E Watson, M O'Neill, M Watson. Subs: B Flanagan for Hayes (55), E O'Friel for O'Connor (58), K Galvin for Healy (59), G O'Connor M Watson (60+5), A Dillon for Thompson (inj, 60+5)
KILLIMOR - H Campbell; S Brien, K Brien, S Fahy; A Brehony, AM Hayes, M Callagy; E Haverty, A Starr; D Starr, M Conroy, S Brehony; C Conroy, B Hanney, S Keane. Subs: H Quinn for S Brehony (ht), E Porter for Haverty (57), S O'Hara for A Brehony (60+1)
REF - A Lagrue (Kildare).