WEXFORD went top of Group Two of Division One of the National League defeating Cork 0-10 to 1-4 while also qualifying for the league final against either Tipperary or Kilkenny on April 25.
Their hard-fought win in blustery conditions means they acquired maximum points from all of their three games. The visitors, meanwhile, needed to beat the Purple and Gold to force a three-way play-off that would involve Galway,
The Slaneysiders opened well. After playing with the gale, they led 0-8 to 1-1 at the break – notable was the display of both defences, but in particular -ine Codd and Mary Leacy who stood out in the Wexford half back line. Kate Kelly was in good form at midfield scoring five points, where she made a formidable partnership with Caroline Murphy.
Gemma O’Connor netted the
Elsewhere, Laois proved unpopular visitors to Offaly, beating last year’s All Ireland junior finalists, 2-6 to 1-5, thus guaranteeing their place in next weekend’s Division Three final against Down. Maggie Hogan bagged a pair of goals for the winners, whilst Louise Mahony hit three points.
The Division Four decider – also next weekend – will involve Kildare and Westmeath. New President Joan O’Flynn was on hand in Celbridge to see her side the Lilywhites overcome Tyrone 2-9 to 1-6, where Susie O’Carroll scored seven points, while 2-1 from Cliona McSweeney also proved crucial.
There were wins for Wexford and Antrim over