ALL-IRELAND camogie champions Cork have advanced to the semi-finals of the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship after their 3-17 to 1-9 defeat of Limerick at the CIT grounds on Saturday.
There was little in this Group 1 tie at half time and a Chloe O’Brien goal kept the visitors in touch, trailing by just 0-11 to 1-5. The danger signs were there though, with Limerick over-reliant on Niamh Mulcahy once more, as the Ahane legend contributed five points.
Katrina Mackey, Ashling Thompson and Orla Cotter were among the point-scorers for Cork, with Thompson in outstanding form in the middle of the field. Amy O’Connor’s directness paid off with two goals and Cotter also found the net as Paudie Murray’s outfit streaked clear by 3-17 to 1-9.
This Cork win saw three teams in Group 1 finish on 12 points with four wins each but it is Cork who go straight to the last four. Group 2 winners Galway also go straight to the semi-finals, which will be broadcast live on RTÉ One on Saturday, August 13th from Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.
In the quarter-finals Wexford will play Tipperary while Offaly will face Kilkenny on Saturday, July 30th, times and venues TBC.