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Kilkenny 1-13

Galway 1-11

A GOAL in the fourth minute of injury time from substitute Marie O’Connor sensationally propelled Kilkenny into the Gala All Ireland senior camogie final following their pulsating two-point win over hot-favourites Galway at Nowlan Park today (Sat).

Ann Downey’s charges never gave up despite falling behind by five points early in the second half – now they are contesting the All Ireland final which will be their first appearance in Croke Park since 2001. Powerful play by Collette Dormer and Ann Dalton in the middle of the field, kept Kilkenny in the hunt, with Jacqui Frisby and Elaine Aylward superb in defence. Aylward’s surging runs put tremendous pressure on the Galway rearguard. Eventually, it was Aylward who parted to O’Connor for the winning goal.

Incidentally when Kilkenny last won the All Ireland championship in 1994, current manager Ann Downey was captain.

Scorers for Kilkenny: A Neary 0-5 (0-3 frees, 0-2 45), M O’Connor 1-1, D Gaule 0-3, K Power 0-2, A Dalton, M Quilty 0-1 each.

Scorers for Galway: O Kilkenny 1-0, T Maher and A Connolly (0-2 frees) 0-3 each, V Curtin and B Hanney 0-2 each, J Gill 0-1.

Kilkenny: C Ryan; L Fennelly, C Doherty, J Frisby; E Aylward, A Butler, L Lyng; C Dormer, A Dalton (Capt); E Keane, D Gaule, K Power; M Quilty, T Muldowney, A Neary.

Subs: M O’Connor for M Quilty, A Dunphy for T Muldowney (both 43 mins).

Galway: S Earner; R Glynn, A Kelly, T Manton; A M Hayes, S Cahalan (Capt), N Kilkenny, S Tannion, L Ryan; B Hanney, T Maher, J Gill; V Curtin, O Kilkenny, A Connolly.

Subs: C Glyn for L Ryan (48), C Cormican for J Gill (49), S Donoghue for O Kilkenny (57), A Hillary for S Tannion (58).

Referee: C Egan (Cork).


Cork 2-13

Wexford 1-10

CHAMPIONS Cork are back in their eighth consecutive final following their six-point victory over National League champions Wexford in Nowlan Park. Although having played with the elements they trailed the Slaneysiders 1-5 to 0-6 at the break – the Wexford goal coming in the 19th minute from Ursula Jacob.

Cork were a different outfit in the second half with Briege Corkery and Orla Cotter storming into the action from midfield. When Corkery broke through for Cork‘s goal, they were on level terms, 1-8 apiece.

An Emer O’Farrell green flag at the three quarter stage was the impetus the Rebels needed, eventually helping them to run out deserving victors.

Scorers for Cork: R Moloney 0-7 (frees), B Corkery 1-1, E O’Farrell 1-0, O Cotter, G O’Connor, U O’Donoghue, S Burns and K Mackey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Wexford: U Jacob 1-2, K Kelly 0-4 (0-2 frees, 0-1 45m), K Parrock 0-2, C Murphy and R M Breen 0-1 each.

Cork: A Murray; J O’Callaghan, C Foley, R Buckley; J Duffy, M O’Connor, S Hayes; B Corkery, O Cotter; E Dillon, G O’Connor, U O’Donoghue; S Burns, E O’Farrell, R Moloney.

Subs: L O’Connell for J Duffy (22 mins), J White for E Dillon (28), K Mackey for E O’Farrell (54), E O’Sullivan for U O’Donoghue (62).

Wexford: M D’Arcy; D Codd, C O’Loughlin, C O’Connor; – Codd, M Leacy, A O’Connor (Capt); C Murphy, M O’Leary; U Leacy, R M Breen, K Parrock; U Jacob, K Kelly, J Dwyer.

Subs: L Holohan for C Murphy (45), M Hearne for U Leacy (59).

Referee: U Kearney (Armagh).



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