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Late, late goal means Kilkenny's Thomastown win historic first Leinster title

After an incredible comeback, an injury-time goal was enough to see off Dublin champions St Vincents.

The victorious Thomastown side.
The victorious Thomastown side.

KILKENNY CHAMPIONS THOMASTOWN pulled off an incredible comeback in Parnell Park to win their first Leinster title.

Substitute Catherine Walsh was the hero of the day, as she scored an injury-time goal to bring her side from a point behind

Marino-based St Vincents pulled away towards the end of the first half as it looked like they were about to end their eighteen year wait for a senior Leinster title.

Points from Thomastown’s Eimear Farrell and Niamh Donnelly helped their side back into the game and set the stage for a thrilling close to affairs.

With just three minutes on the clock plus injury time, St Vincents looked like they might just hold on but it was Walsh who saved the day for the Kilkenny champions and ensured their first Leinster senior title victory.

The Leinster intermediate final saw another side crowned provincial champions for the first time, as Carlow’s Myshall edged past Shinrone from Offaly to claim the silverware.

Minutes from the end, Shinrone’s Marian Crean hit the back of the net, leaving just one point between the sides.

Myshall held on however, and scored a further insurance point to set themselves up for the All-Ireland stages of the competition.

Meanwhile in the All-Ireland junior semi-final, Scariff Ogonnelloe of Clare booked their place in the final after a convincing 35-point win over Armagh side O’Connells Tullysaran.

Sarah O'Donnell celebrates scoring the first goal of the game Scariff's Sarah O'Donnell celebrates scoring the first goal of the game. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

On the other side of the draw, the 2015 All-Ireland junior champions Johnstownbridge came out on the successful side of a tight match against Roscommon’s Athleague.

Rachel Fitzmaurice and Elaine Saly with Louise Codd Jobstownbridge's Louise Codd on the attack. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Leinster senior camogie final

  • St Vincents (Dublin) 0-8 Thomastown (Kilkenny) 1-7, Parnell Park

Leinster intermediate camogie final

  • Myshall (Carlow) 0-11 Shinrone (Offaly) 1-6, Parnell Park

All-Ireland junior semi-finals

  • Scariff Ogonnelloe (Clare) 6-22 O’Connells Tullysaran (Armagh) 0-5, Mullingar
  • Johnstownbridge (Kildare) 0-11 Athleague (Roscommon) 0-8, Mullingar

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