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Saturday 7 December 2019

Fitzell's last-gasp point earns replay

Clanmaurice 1-10 Raharney 2-7

'Clanmaurice were dominant in the opening stages.' (stock photo)
'Clanmaurice were dominant in the opening stages.' (stock photo)

There were dramatic scenes in McDonagh Park as Clanmaurice and Raharney played out a thrilling draw in the All-Ireland Junior A Club Camogie final.

Jessica Fitzell was the hero for Clanmaurice as she produced a brilliant equalising point four minutes into stoppage time.

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Clanmaurice were dominant in the opening stages. Patrice Diggin and Laura Collins helped their side rattle over seven first-half points.

Apart from an Elaine Finn goal after 20 seconds, Raharney made no impression on the scoreboard in the first half and trailed 0-7 to 1-0.

Raharney upped their levels in the second half and Erin Core got them back on terms with a goal.

Diggin's goal put Clanmaurice back in front but Raharney battled back, with Pamela Greville hitting what looked to be the winning point. Fitzell's intervention secured a replay next Sunday.

SCORERS - Clanmaurice: P Diggin 1-7 (1-4f, 2 '45s); J Fitzell 0-2; J O'Keeffe 0-1. Raharney: P Greville 0-5 (5f); E Core 1-1; E Finn 1-0; A Doherty 0-1.

CLANMAURICE - A Fitzgerald; E Ryall, L Houlihan, M Costello; N Leen, S Murphy, Á O'Connor; P Diggin, L Collins; R McCarthy, J Horgan, O Dineen; J Fitzell, J O'Keeffe, A Maunsell. Subs: C Walsh for O'Connor (41), S Horgan for O'Keeffe (55).

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RAHARNEY - A Weir; M Carroll, J McKeogh, T Lynch; A Shaw, F Leavy, A Doyle; L Doherty, A O'Malley; A Nea, H Core, A Doherty; E Core, P Greville, E Finn. Subs: M Kelly for Finn (43).

REF: K O'Brien (Limerick).

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