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With two wins from two, Cork are now very much on course for the semi-finals of this year’s competition but Wexford now face a battle to make the last four after losing their opening match.  Cork led by just a single point at half time, 1-1 to 0-3, but they outscored Wexford 2-5 to 0-2 in the second half as goals proved crucial.  Orla Cotter scored Cork’s first half goal after 21 minutes but the decisive strike was supplied by top scorer Rachel Moloney just two minutes after half time to open up a 2-1 to 0-3 lead.  Cork never looked back from there and when SÝle Burns netted three minutes later, the game was effectively over as a contest as a surprisingly lacklustre Wexford capitulated.  Moloney finished with 1-4 of Cork’s total as Briege Corkery and Una O’Donoghue chipped in with the other points. Kate Kelly was Wexford’s leading scorer with three points while Una Lacey and the impressive Aine Codd supplied a point each.  Meanwhile, National League champions Kilkenny defeated Limerick in atrocious conditions in Kilmallock on Saturday to record their first victory in this year’s Gala All-Ireland senior camogie championship. The Cats bounced back from their opening round defeat against Tipperary by recording a handsome 3-10 to 0-5 victory against the outclassed hosts.  The game was effectively over as a contest after just ten minutes as Marie Dargan’s goal opened up a 1-5 to 0-0 advantage for Kilkenny.  The visitors led by 2-7 to 0-3 at half-time as Marie O’Connor added a second goal after twenty minutes.  Limerick battled hard to stay in contention as Joanne Clifford, Eileen O’Brien and Niamh Mulcahy were on target with points.  The second half was academic as Keeva Fennelly, daughter of former Kilkenny hurling great Ger, registered a third goal for the victors with ten minutes of normal time remaining.  Marie O’Connor (1-2), SinÚad Millea (0-4), Aoife Neary (0-3) and Lizzie Lyng (0-1) were on target for Kilkenny while Limerick, finding life tough back in the senior ranks, will attempt to pick themselves up after suffering a second successive defeat in the competition.

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