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Semi-final defeat

Camogie: Cork 2-10, Wexford 2-5


Emma Tomkins

Emma Tomkins

Emma Tomkins

Wexford contested the All-Ireland Under-16 'A' camogie semi-final versus Cork in Walsh Park, Waterford, on Sunday. Unfortunately, this group of girls lost to last year's All-Ireland finalist by 2-10 to 2-5.

Wexford put in a tremendous performance throughout the game, with scores coming from Katie Murphy (two) in the first-half, plus one from Katie Bates from play, and Aoife O'Connor added one free.

Having conceded a goal to Cork early on, the scoreline stood at 1-8 to 0-4 at half time in the Munster side's favour.

Wexford's never-say-die attitude was certainly to be seen all through, led by the joint-captain Miria O'Dowd at full-back.

And when Aoife O'Connor struck a 21-yard free to the back of the net, Wexford and started to gain confidence.

Emma Tomkins was a threat throughout and her distribution led to many Wexford attacks, and she got a point for herself.

However, Cork held on and will contest the final after winning out on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-5, with the consolation goal coming in the closing minutes from another well-taken 21-yard free by Aoife O'Connor.

Wexford: Abbie Dagg; Ciara O'Connor, Miria O'Dowd, Hannah Whyte; Róisín Scallan, Emer Hunt, Lauren Delaney; Aoife O'Connor (2-1 frees), Grace Roche; Emma Tomkins (0-1), Katie Murphy (0-2), Kerry Doyle-Kinsella; Katie Bates (0-1), Faye Codd, Nadine Fortune. Subs. - Katie Codd for Hunt, Amy Ennis for Fortune, Kellyanne Dempsey for Doyle-Kinsella, also Aine Tobin, Elizabeth Gahan, Lucy Egan, Ellie Roche, Katelyn Carty, Donna Delahunty, Sadbh Doyle, Fiona Cousins, Rachel Kavanagh, Siobhán Murphy, Katie Feeney, Eilish O'Rourke.

Cork: Ciara Hurley; Saoirse Desmond, Miriam Healy, Grace Ryan; Ciara Golden, Méabh Ring, Maeve Murphy; Cliona Lynch, Olivia McAllen; Rose Murphy, Lucy McNulty, Aimee Morgan; Ella Wigginton-Barrett, Molly Kelleher, Orlaith Cahalane.

Referee: Liz Dempsey (Kilkenny).

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