BY CLARA CROWLEY
CORK were knocked out of this year’s national camogie league after a play-off defeat (1-11 to 0-7) to Limerick in Mallow on Saturday.
A crucial goal from super sub Niamh Ryan on the 50-minute mark see Limerick through to the league semi final of Division 1, for the second year in a row.
It was as near to a championship match for this time of year as one can get, and there wasn’t much room for error as both lines of defence dominated.
All-Ireland champions Cork’s wasted opportunities were punished at the other end as the youthful and hungry Limerick side prevailed, eventually scoring the decisive goal.
With two points being the deficit at the interval, both sides continued to exchange scores before Limerick finally pulled away at the end, with a couple of points to remove all doubt from the verdict.
As Limerick continue their league campaign, Cork are left licking their wounds. Kilkenny take on Tipperary in the other semi-final and both games will take place on April 17th.
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