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Westmeath and Cork make it through to the Division 2 Camogie League Final

Westmeath will take on Cork in the Division 2 Final of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League, after facing up competition from Dublin and Kilkenny in the Semi-Finals. Here’s a closer look at all the #StyleOfPlay action!

 

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Westmeath will take on Cork in the Division 2 Final of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League, after facing off competition from Dublin and Kilkenny in the Semi-Finals.

Here’s a closer look at all the #StyleOfPlay action!

Cork 1-13 v Kilkenny 0-09, Walsh Park.  

Cork are the reigning champions of Division 2 and looked like strong contenders going into this match, however, they had to face off tough competition from an unbeaten Kilkenny side.

The Rebels played against the wind in the opening first half and looked strong throughout. They played defensively, with Sarah Harrington and Lauren Callanan both anchoring their defence on the full-back line.

Points came from Keeva McCarthy, Katie Wall, Caroline Sugrue, Rachel O’Shea and Niamh O’Callaghan for the Rebels, and Edel Coonan and Margaret Hoynes made the scoreboard for Kilkenny.

Come halftime the Rebels led by a point 0-07 to 0-06.

Cork had the wind in their favour in the second half, and they took advantage of this to put some space between themselves and Kilkenny. Keeva McCarthy took three points from frees and Katelyn Hickey whacked a brilliant point from play.

Rachel O’Callaghan danced her way in through the Kilkenny defence and hand passed the sliotar into the net, to secure a goal for the Rebels.  The final scoreline ended with Cork 1-13 to Kilkenny’s 0-09.

Westmeath 3-10 v Dublin 1-6, Clane GAA

Westmeath marched their way to victory over Dublin, to win their spot in the Division 2 Final. This is a significant achievement for the ladies of Westmeath, who are gradually progressing their game in Camogie.

They looked extremely dominant from the start. Pamela Greville had a huge influence over proceedings. Points came for Westmeath from Mairéad McCormack and Denise McGrath, while Greville knocked over two frees. In the 11th minute, Greville prevailed through Dublin’s defence and knocked the sliotar into the back of the net.

Westmeath Camogie Team. Photo Credit: Westmeath GAA

Dublin lost Róisín Drohan to injury, but Aoife Dooley provided the Blues with a boost landing a goal in the 16th minute.

Westmeath looked stronger though and come half time it was 1-7 to 1-0.
Into the second half, Westmeath retained their possession and control throughout. A series of points widened the gap to nine. Greville scored the second goal after nudging the sliotar through a scramble in the Dublin defence.
With another goal being added for Westmeath from Sheila McGrath, the game was well and truly over. The final scoreline was 3-10 to 1-6.

Down 3-10 v Kildare 0-05 – Division 2 Relegation playoff, Meath Centre of Excellence, Dunganny

Elsewhere in Division 2, Down survived their clash with Kildare in the relegation playoff and will continue to play in Division 2 next year. The Ulsterwoman had too much fire and proved stronger than the Lillies with a final scoreline of 3-10 to 0-05.

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Ellen McConville

Typically found on the sidelines or in Croke Park, Ellen is the Sports Content Editor for Littlewoods Ireland and your go-to gal for all things GAA. A big lover of all things Christy Moore, fashion and some wine and cheese as well.

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