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Super-sub Grogan breaks Cork's hearts

Claire Grogan came off the bench to score the winning point for Tipperary against Cork in a cracking Division 1 contest at the Ragg.

Playing with a strong wind, the Leesiders led by 1-6 to 0-4 at the interval, Gemma O'Connor's free from distance giving them the upper hand.

With Nicole Walsh scoring six points from frees, Tipperary got themselves back into the game and Grogan struck for the critical score three minutes from time to win the match 0-14 to 1-10.

Kilkenny had a crushing 7-16 to 0-5 win over Dublin in the other Group 2 game at Croke Park on Saturday night. Goals by Aoife Neary, Lizzie Lyng and Denise Gaule gave the Cats a 3-5 to 0-5 interval lead, and they added four more goals after the break in a resounding success.

In Group 1, Wexford beat Offaly by 2-14 to 0-10, while Galway defeated Clare 0-17 to 0-8.

Irish Independent