KILLIMOR blew Inniscarra away with a stunning all-round team display to claim their first ever All- Ireland senior club camogie title atCroke Park yesterday.
A larger-than-expected attendance of 4,724 came through the stiles at Headquarters to watch Brenda Hanney lead the Galwegians to success over their Cork rivals.
Camogie president Joan O’Flynn expressed her delight with the attendance. “Those are fantastic figures,” she said. “It’s a great boost for camogie and for the club finals in their first year back at Croke Park and we hope to build on this now.”
It was Killimor’s day though and they were not to be denied. They led by 2-4 to 0-1 at the break, Helen Quinn and Lorraine Donnelly with the goals.
Inniscarra were shellshocked and failed to improve after the resumption, as Susan Keane, Martina Conroy and Hanney kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Tribeswomen.
SCORERS – Killimor: M Conroy 1-6 (4f), B Hanney (1f), S Keane 0-4 each, L Donnelly, H Quinn 1-0 each, E Haverty 0-2, C Conroy, S Brien 0-1 each Inniscarra: N Dilworth 1-1 (1f), E Kingston, R Buckley (1 ’45), J Casey 0-1 each.
KILLIMOR – H Campbell; N Hanney, N Lawless, J Brien; K Brien, AM Hayes, M Duane; E Haverty, AM Starr; C Conroy, B Hanney, M Conroy; H Quinn, S Keane, L Donnelly. Subs: AM Lagana for Quinn (52), S Brien for Donnelly (52), N Donnelly for C Conroy (57), N Connolly for Keane (59), C Brien for M Conroy (60).
INNISCARRA – S Ni Riain; A Sheehan, L Hayes, M Buckley; K Jones, R O’Mahony, E Kingston; R Buckley, O Healy; J Casey, MN O’Sullivan, K O’Mahony; M Cosgrove, F O’Connell, N Dilworth. Subs: L Burke for Kingston (21), Kingston for Cosgrove (28), T McCarthy for O’Connell (47), L Buckley for Healy (50).
REF – O Elliott (Antrim).