Clare 6-09 v 3-05 Waterford
In doing so they claimed their place in the League Final and a chance to renew rivalries with Derry. Continuing with the recent vein of good form enjoyed by the team Clare scored 6-05 from play and out classed the homeside all over the field.
Laura Linnane opened the scoring with a point inside the opening 30 seconds. Aiveen O’S.hea and Claire Commane were next up with goal on the 3rd and 5th minute respectively. Sharon O’Loughlin followed up with a point a minute later and Deirdre Murphy converted a free on 11 minutes. Clare were completely on top with Waterford struggling to come to terms with the Clare mid-field and attack. Kate Lynch was
They overcame this though and Trish Jackman had them on the score board with a goal on the 21st minute. This gave the Deise some hope and they lifted their game a peg. Aine Lyng added two points before Fiona Lafferty halted the comeback with a brace of fine points before the half time break.
Lyng had Waterford of to a good start with a free. Commane cancelled this out with one for Clare a minute later. Sharon McMahon who is returning from injury
Waterford continued to try to get back into contention but the Clare girls never let their guard up. Siobhan Lafferty was solid again at full back. Orla Slattery continued to deliver long relieving clearances. Dee Corcoran was very effective at center back. Denise Lynch pulled of a great save and two minutes later had a double save from Lyng. Aine O’Brien
Teams and scorers:
Denise Lynch, Jane O’Leary, Siobhan Lafferty, Amy Colleran, Kate Lynch, Dee Corcoran, Orla Slattery, Deirdre Murphy(C)(0-01, fr), Aoife Ryan, Carina Roseingrave, Fiona Lafferty(0-02), Laura Linnane(3-02, 1 æ45), Claire Commane(1-03, 3 fr), Aiveen O’Shea(2-00), Sharon O’Loughlin(0-01).
Subs: Chloe Morey for Lynch(inj) 16 minutes, Sharon McMahon for Ryan 36 minutes, Cathy Hally for Amy Colleran 43 minutes, Aine O’Brien for Sharon O’Loughlin 52 minutes, Stephanie Moloney for Aiveen O’Shea 54 minutes
Fiona Kiely, Aisling Kelly, Sally O’Grady, Vicky Gaffney, Jenny O’Grady, Aileen Cummins, Annette Raher, Charlotte Raher, Aine Lyng(1-04, 1fr), Nicola Morrissey, Jenny Simpson(1-00), Mairead Murphy, Aine Breathnach(0-01), Trish Jackman(1-00), Kate Marie Aherne.
Niamh Ryan for Gaffney 35minutes, Tanya Morrisey for Ryan 48 minutes, Ailish Dunphy for Kelly 51 minutes, Rosisin Heylin for Simpson 54 minutes, Emma Hannon for Hearne 54 minutes
Referee: Cathal Egan, Cork.
Player of the game: Laura Linnane