Compiled by Daragh Ó Conchúir
A SOPHIE O’CALLAGHAN goal and five points from Niamh Mulcahy enabled Limerick to chisel out a five-point victory, 1-14 to 0-10 over neighbours Clare in their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 Group 2 clash at the Gaelic Grounds.
Declan Nash’s troops join Kilkenny at the top of the table with their second win from as many games, while Clare fell to their second defeat from three outings.
The visitors gave as much as they got, especially in the first half, which ended with the sides level on 0-7 apiece.
Clare’s chief markswoman, Amy Keating got the scoring under way and though Limerick replied with the next three scores, Clare did the same to lead by one approaching the end of the first quarter.
It was nip and tuck all the way to the interval, Karen O’Leary, Caoimhe Costelloe and Mulcahy striking points for the winners, Keating finding the target for Clare.
Limerick had edged into a one-point lead when O’Callaghan pounced after 39 minutes and it never looked like the Bannerwomen would be able to reel in the deficit.
Instead, the girls in green moved through the gears and Mulcahy was able to have the luxury to take a point from a penalty and help her team see the game out.