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Clare end Cork's three-in-a-row hopes to reach Division 1 camogie league final

Fiona Lafferty grabbed the crucial goal in Kilmallock.

Clare's Ellen Horgan and Cork's Joanne O'Callaghan.
Clare's Ellen Horgan and Cork's Joanne O'Callaghan.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

CLARE ENDED THE three-in-a-row hopes of Cork in the Camogie League Division 1 with a pillar-to-post victory in today’s semi-final at Kilmallock.

Colm Honan’s charges will play Kilkenny in the final next week as a result of this 1-12 to 0-11 success.

While clearly a surprise result, the Banner women have troubled their Leeside rivals on numerous occasions in recent years, beating them in the Munster final in 2012 and only losing at the same juncture of this competition after extra time last season.

Clare stared well with a couple of points from Chloe Morey frees and an 18th minute goal from Fiona Lafferty, after good work from Ellen Horgan and Laura McMahon. Cork steadied the ship though and it was 1-4 to 0-4 at half time.

Crucially, Morey and McMahon hit the first two points of the second half and they held on comfortably to confirm their final berth.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

In the All-Ireland minor A final, Limerick and Cork will have to do it all over again next Saturday when they could not be separated in the second game at Kilmallock. The game finished 2-11 to 3-8.

Waterford beat Derry 4-6 to 0-2 to claim the All-Ireland minor B title in Blakestown while in a high-scoring minor B Shield decider, Antrim came out on top against Dublin on a 6-11 to 3-10 scoreline. Meath are the All-Ireland minor C champions after beating Meath 1-13 to 0-5.

DSC_8814a Waterford celebrate their title triumph. Source: Caroline Quinn

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