Cashel and Harps take top club honours
Cashel of Tipperary were crowned All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie champions after a convincing 1-18 to 0-9 victory over Athenry at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
This was a historic win as Cashel became only the second Tipperary club to take All-Ireland Senior club honours, with St Patrick's of Drumgoole the last club to achieve this feat in the mid-sixties.
Cashel were on fire from the start of this game and with six points coming from play in the opening half, they held a 0-7 to 0-5 interval advantage.
A 23rd-minute second-half goal from Emily Hayden paved the way for victory with former Kilkenny player Sinead Millea receiving the cup.
A 64th-minute point from Aine Mahony ensured that The Harps of Laois were crowned back-to-back All-Ireland Junior club champions after their 2-8 to 2-7 win in a keenly contested encounter.
The sides were level on three occasions during this game including four minutes from the end of normal time, as with the sides tied on 2-7 apiece it looked as though a replay was on the cards.
But The Harps exerted tremendous pressure in the closing stages and Mahony's last-gasp point ensured a historic success.
Keady had dominated this game in the opening quarter and they led by 1-4 to 0-1 after 16 minutes with full forward Collette McKeever on target with an excellent goal.
The Harps got off to a perfect start in the second half with Elaine Mahony scoring a second goal and although Keady bounced back with a goal of their own, the Laois outfit held enough resolve to ensure victory.
SENIOR SCORERS -- Cashel: C Grogan (2 45, 2f) 0-7; E Hayden 1-2; P Fogarty 0-3; C Hennessy, A Lonergan 0-2 each; L Grogan, M Morrissey 0-1 each. Athenry: L Linnane (3f) 0-4; D Ward 0-2; J Gill (1f), K Glynn 0-1 each.
JUNIOR SCORERS -- The Harps: E Mahony 2-2; Louise Mahony (4f, 1 45) 0-5; A Mahony 0-1. Keady: C McKeever 1-1; M Murphy 1-0; C Kinsella (1f, 1 45) 0-3; N McKenna 0-2; M Doyle (1 45) 0-1.
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