KILKENNY are back. Having enjoyed great success at underage level in recent years, they have made the breakthrough at adult level again, to qualify for the Gala All Ireland senior camogie championship semi-final courtesy of their win away to
While there had been widespread optimism that the Black and Amber would step up to the plate, this means that
What will disappoint the Premier girls most is that they took the game to their hosts, actually led starting out the second half with the wind to their backs, but they were eventually worn down by
However, in what turned out to be a real test for the home side, they got the response from Cathriona Foley, Mary O’Connor and Jenny Duffy in defence. And with points from Gemma O’Connor, Rachel Moloney and Sile Burns they were back on track. Finally a long range free from Orla Cotter put enough daylight between the sides.
Meanwhile, Ann Downey’s Kilkenny reeled off five unanswered points in the opening 10 minutes of their game with the Blues. By the half they were in front 1-11 to 0-1 with the goal coming from Edwina Keane. Elaine Aylward drove forward from half back while Ann Dalton impressed around the middle.
The Cats who finished second in their group face Galway, who minus some of their regular names, accounted for
In the other group, Wexford the Division One league champions overcame Clare (2-15 to 0-3) to finish behind