Sunday 21 April 2019

Troubled Wexford fail to field a full complement at Galway

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Wexford's camogie crisis continued this week as they turned up to Gort to face Galway with only 13 players.

This failure to field the full complement follows on from the concession of a walkover to Cork last weekend, resulting in the loss of half of the county's €9,000 WGPA grant.

Galway sympathetically removed two players at the break, but by that stage they had already scored eight goals on their way to a 9-23 to 1-2 victory.

All-Ireland champions Cork were able to see off Waterford by 3-8 0-10 at Cork Camogie Grounds.

First-half goals from Amy O'Connor (two) and Saoirse McCarthy were vital to their third win in as many games.

In Group 1, Offaly earned their first point, sharing the spoils with Dublin at Parnells' grounds in Coolock, 0-10 0-10. Mairéad Teehan rescued Offaly with a late equaliser after they had let a two-point lead slip.

Teehan was on fire in the second half, and four points, two from play, moved Offaly 0-9 to 0-7 in front with eight minutes left on the clock.

Dublin dug deep though and two points from Ali Maguire, either side of a Kerrie Finnegan score, inched them in front after 28 minutes only for Teehan to equalise and earn a draw.

A Sophie O'Callaghan goal and five points from Niamh Mulcahy enabled Limerick to chisel out a seven-point victory, 1-14 to 0-10 over neighbours Clare in their Group 1 clash at the Gaelic Grounds.

Limerick join Kilkenny at the top of the table with their second win, while Clare fell to their second defeat from three outings.

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