Kilkenny finished off the Division 1 of the Littlewoods Ireland League Final with a win over Cork after a nail biting finished. Elsewhere in the other Divisions of the League, the competition still very much continues. Here is a look at all the action.
Division 2 Group 1
Kilkenny 2-10 Laois 3-5
The Cats started strong, looking to uphold their unbeaten record in the League so far. A win for the Laois ladies would have meant a slight chance of semi final placing, but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be their day.
Kilkenny were seven points up come the half time whistle, with the scoring standing 2-4 to 0-3. Though Laois came back out fighting, and with seven minutes left on the ticking clock, Kilkenny found themselves lagging by a point.
However, the Cats held their nerve, and came out on top with a two point victory. Final score, Kilkenny 2-10 to Laois 3-5.
Division 2 Group 2
Derry 3-17 Kildare 1-11
In Group 2 of Division, a strong Derry side secured themselves an easy win over the ladies of Kildare. With a final scoreline of 3-17 v 1-11, unfortunately for Kildare, it now means they are bottom of the table and they will be regulated into Division 3.
Dublin 3-15 Armagh 2-08
Dublin secured themselves a place in the Division 2 semi final after a convincing win against Armagh. The girls in blue were too strong for the Armagh side, though with teams going in level at half time, it seemed like a tough second half awaited.
However, Dublin ramped up their game, and the Orchard ladies fell short. There were some fantastic #StyleOfPlay moments throughout the game, including goals from Dublin’s Aoibhe Dillion, Emer Keenan and Evelyn Twomey and Armagh’s Ciara Donnelly.
Dublin have now reached the semi final stages of Division 2, where they will meet either Kilkenny, Cork and Westmeath.
Division 3 Semi Final
Kerry 1-11 Clare 0-4
The Kingdom got off to a flying start, quickly grasping a 6 point lead over the Banner County. Come half time, Kerry had another point added, against Clare who were trailing by four points, 0-7 to 0-3.
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In the second half, Patrice Diggin thumped in a goal for the Kingdom, sealing them a comfortable victory. The final scoreline was Kerry 1-11 to Clare 0-4.
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