Friday 23 June 2017

Wexford hold out as Déise fall just short

On Saturday, All-Ireland and League champions Kilkenny had an overwhelming 4-13 to 0-8 victory over Tipperary while In the other Group 1 tie, Cork came out on top after a stern challenge from Dublin on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-4 (Stock photo)
On Saturday, All-Ireland and League champions Kilkenny had an overwhelming 4-13 to 0-8 victory over Tipperary while In the other Group 1 tie, Cork came out on top after a stern challenge from Dublin on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-4 (Stock photo)

Wexford hung on by the skin of their teeth after Beth Carton led a late rally for 14-woman Waterford that almost saw them reel-in their neighbours in a Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 encounter at WIT that really came to life in the final quarter.

The Déise girls fell just short though and their visitors made the short journey up the Coast Road with the vital points, 1-11 to 1-10.

Wexford laid the foundation for their Group 1 victory in the first half, chiselling out a 0-7 to 0-4 lead at the interval before Linda Bolger netted soon after the resumption to help Wexford develop a 1-11 to 0-6 lead with nine minutes to play.

That was before Carton went into overdrive, scoring a goal and four points without replay to bring her personal tally to 1-8 but her long-distance effort to equalise from a free just drifted wide.

On Saturday, All-Ireland and League champions Kilkenny had an overwhelming 4-13 to 0-8 victory over Tipperary while In the other Group 1 tie, Cork came out on top after a stern challenge from Dublin on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-4.

There were wins in Group 2 for Limerick and Galway, with the Munster side having too much firepower for top-tier newcomers Meath and streaking to a 0-18 to 0-7 win and Galway recovered from a slow start to get the better of Clare by 1-22 to 0-7.

Irish Independent

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