Limerick and Cork will have to do it all over again to decide who is added to the All-Ireland minor A camogie championship roll of honour after a titanic tussle ended with the sides deadlocked on 2-11 to 3-8 at Kilmallock writes Daragh Ó Conchúir.
Caoimhe Costelloe has been amongst Limerick’s key players during the Irish Daily Star League and that senior experience was very evident as she scored 2-6, 2-2 from play for the Shannonsiders. Her first goal helped them establish a very strong position early on as they lead by seven points against a Cork team that had yet to get going.
Get going they did though and three-goal heroine Kate O’Keeffe sparked the comeback with the first of her majors and at half time, the margin was down to three, 1-7 to 1-4.
Costelloe and Caoimhe Lyons added points for Limerick while Rachel O’Shea responded for Cork before O’Keeffe threw the game into the melting pot with her second goal. Costelloe got her second in reply though before O’Keeffe completed her hat-trick to restore parity for the last time.
The replay will take place in Charleville next Saturday at 2.30pm.
Waterford beat Derry 4-6 to 0-2 to claim the All-Ireland minor B title in Blakestown. There was another hat-trick scorer in this one-sided encounter, with Beth Carton scoring 3-1 for the Déise girls. Lorraine Bray was also outstanding and with Jessica Galvin grabbing Waterford’s fourth goal, there was never any doubt about where the silverware would end up in this one.
In a high-scoring minor B Shield decider, Antrim came out on top against Dublin on a 6-11 to 3-10 scoreline.
Erin Elliot went one step better than O’Keeffe and Carton, scoring four goals for Antrim. Claire McDonnell scored 1-2 for Dublin but there was no trumping Elliot’s heroics.
Meath are the All-Ireland minor C champions after beating Armagh 1-13 to 0-5. Aoife Minogue did the damage for the Royals, scoring all bar six points of her team’s tally.