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Jacob breaks Galway hearts

CAMOGIE: Ursula Jacob broke Galway hearts again, just as she had done in last year's All-Ireland final, with a stunning nine-point tally to give Wexford a 0-11 to 1-7 victory in Division 1 of the Camogie League.

Jacob was the Model County captain when scoring the goal that shattered the westerners' stout resistance in last year's All-Ireland final and she was in deadly accurate form to turn them over again.

Clare also had the minimum to spare over Tipperary at The Ragg, coming out on the right side of a 1-10 to 1-9 scoreline.

Nicole Walsh drilled a low shot from a free to the Clare net with 20 minutes to go, while Cáit Devane provided five pointed frees in total but the home side fell just short.

Dublin's performances have improved considerably this year and they produced another excellent effort, albeit a losing one, when falling by a solitary point to Kilkenny at O'Toole Park by 2-9 to 2-8.

The hosts recovered well from a torrid start that saw them trailing by 2-5 to 0-1 with less than six minutes remaining in the first half.

By that stage, Kilkenny had goals from the outstanding Katie Power and Siobhán Hyland and it was looking like Dublin were in for a hiding.

Instead, they rolled up their sleeves and Amy Murphy's goal right on half time left them trailing by just four.

Louise O'Hara's goal reduced the margin to one but they couldn't draw level.

Irish Independent