Four Roads will play Kilmessan in the AIB All-Ireland Junior club camogie final on November 23 after the two teams came through their semi-finals.
Kilmessan’s progress was the more comfortable as they dispensed with Lacken, 4-12 to 1-4 in Kinnegad. In fairness to the Cavan girls though, they were only seven points in arrears entering the final quarter.
The Meath champions really opened up from that juncture however, adding two goals and four points without the concession of a single score to make sure of their spot in the decider.
Lacken scored an early goal but once Megan Thyne found the net at the other end of the field, Kilmessan held an advantage that they never looked like giving up. Katie Ní Choileáin struck their second goal and it was 2-6 to 1-1 at half time. Katie and Megan Ní Choileáin added last-quarter goals to put Lacken away.
Two goals in the space of four minutes at the start of the second quarter separated Four Roads from Clanmaurice as they prevailed by 2-10 to 1-6. They only led by a point after 16 minutes but those two strikes gave the Roscommon representatives the breathing space against their Kerry opponents right up to the final whistle.
Meanwhile, All-Ireland senior champions, Milford remain on target for the three-in-a-row after retaining their provincial title with a 0-14 to 0-6 victory over Limerick champions, Granagh-Ballingarry in Charleville.
Emer Watson excelled from placed balls, with six frees and three 45s accounting for her personal tally of 10 points. Hard though they tried, Granagh-Ballingarry couldn’t match that and Milford progress to the final four.
In the Leinster senior final, Oulart-The Ballagh had a blistering start as they dismissed Thomastown by 3-9 to 1-5. Una Leacy and Stacy Kehoe shook the rigging for the former All-Ireland champions and Thomastown never recovered.
Goal sneak, Leacy added her second major in the second half and with Ursula Jacob keeping the soreboard ticking over, it was easy for the Wexford outfit.
National intermediate champions, Lismore also maintained their provincial dominance. Goals from Triona McGlone and Ruth Geoghegan gave the Waterford team a 2-7 to 0-5 success over Sarsfields of Cork.
In Leinster’s intermediate decider, first-half goals from Niamh Culleton and Chloe Holden helped Pilltown into a 2-2 to 1-3 interval lead. They stretched their advantage with two more second-half goals and though Niamh Dollard struck late for Camross, the Noresiders held out their Laois rivals by 3-10 to 4-5.