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Sunday 4 December 2016

CAMOGIE: Banner record shock victory

Published 27/06/2011 | 05:00

Clare recorded their first victory of the campaign when puncturing Tipperary's 100pc record in Round 3 of the All-Ireland Senior Championship in Clarecastle.

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The first half was a dogged affair, with the sides level at 0-4 apiece at the break. Unlike last week, though, the Shannonsiders managed to go up a gear in the final 10 minutes.

They were two points clear when Nora Murphy was introduced in the 27th minute and the supersub made an instant impact, burying the sliotar into the back of the net a minute later to seal a famous win.

Cork produced possibly the most complete performance of the season so far when blitzing another previously unbeaten outfit, Galway, by 2-14 to 0-8.

Jennifer O'Leary was outstanding for the Rebels, striking 2-8, 1-4 of which came from play.

Champions Wexford accounted for another 100pc record when also having five points in hand (1-14 to 1-9) in their battle with Kilkenny at Wexford Park. Offaly held off a strong Dublin effort in the second half to record their first ever win at this level by 2-15 to 0-14.

Meanwhile, in the Feile finals, Cahir from Tipperary claimed the Division 1 title, defeating St Martin's of Wexford by 4-10 to 1-7.

St Killian's from Offaly accounted for Sixmilebridge in the Division 2 decider, while Wicklow representatives Knockananna celebrated a 5-8 to 1-2 win over Liam Mellowes of Galway in Division 3. The Division 4 title went to St Colman's of Gort after their 2-2 to 0-6 defeat of Madden from Armagh, while Killanena from Clare accounted for Kinvara in Division 5.

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