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Monday 19 March 2018

Jacob helps Models gain Cork revenge

Daragh O Conchuir

Wexford maintained their good start to the All-Ireland senior championship -- and gained some revenge for their defeat in the league final by beating Cork 0-14 to 0-9 in their second round tie at Bellefield.

Wexford led by four points at the break with Ursula Jacob, Una Leacy and Kate Kelly capitalising. Jenny O'Leary and Orla Cotter were on the mark for Cork and they were in with a chance with 10 minutes remaining, but Katrina Mackey was denied a certain goal by Mags D'Arcy, and points from Una Leacy and Jacob -- who finished with eight -- sealed it.

Meanwhile, Galway had seven points to spare over Kilkenny, with two outstanding goals from Brenda Hanney the key to the 2-11 to 1-7 result.

Elsewhere, Tipperary produced a shock 2-16 to 0-9 win over Clare at Semple Stadium. Tipp captain Joanne Ryan goaled in the opening minute and Clare were never in the game after that.

Offaly were successful in a cracking encounter against Dublin, with Faithful captain Elaine Dermody scoring 3-8 in a 3-14 to 3-11 win.

Irish Independent

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