Wednesday 13 December 2017

White shines as Cork stride into last four

All eyes will be on the semi-final draw today after the conclusion of the round-robin phase of the Gala All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship yesterday.

Kilkenny, Wexford, Galway and Cork go into the hat, giving followers the prospect of two exciting pairings in a fortnight.

With Aoife O'Connor providing the platform from the half-back line, Wexford blitzed a previously unbeaten Kilkenny outfit in the first half to lead by 2-7 to 0-2 at half-time, Evelyn Quigley bagging both goals.

Michelle Quilty's accuracy from frees improved matters for Kilkenny and she finished with six points but Ann Downey's side had too much leeway to make up and lost 2-10 to 0-10.

Cork made light work of a Clare team that had been very competitive until this tie, the Leesiders prevailing 2-20 to 0-8.

The champions appear to be hitting their stride at the right time and they led by 1-14 to 0-2 at half-time, Julia White providing the goal for Cork.

Joanne Casey followed up her good form in last week's defeat of Wexford with a goal three minutes into the second half and though Claire McMahon and Fiona Lafferty did their best, Clare never looked like rattling Cork.

It was one-way traffic in the third tie as Tipperary trounced Dublin 5-21 to 0-6. Claire Grogan struck for two goals, while Mairead Luttrell, Noreen Flanagan and Joanne Ryan also raised green flags.

Irish Independent

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