MILFORD dashed Oulart-The Ballagh’s dreams of a unique AIB All-Ireland club double at Carriganore in Waterford, after the Cork side narrowly beat them by 1-9 to 1-8 in their senior camogie semi-final on Sunday.
The 2013-2014 champions were pushed all the way by the titleholders, whose hurlers also won the Leinster championship at the end of last year.
Milford will now play 2011 champions Killimor, after the Galwegians accounted for Loughgiel Shamrocks at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones by 2-7 to 1-5.
Milford always held the upper hand in their heavyweight match-up involving the winners of the last four AIB All-Ireland senior camogie finals.
Emer Watson slotted to placed balls for the Cork unit and though Ursula Jacob responded in kind, a Laura Stack goal, followed by another couple of points put the winners in a strong position. Jacob kept her side in touch though and they trailed by just 1-4 to 0-6 at the break.
Watson and Deirdre Reilly helped open up a four-point gap as the second half progressed and that was to prove significant, as it rendered the late goal from Úna Leacy – playing her first game since having a cruciate knee ligament injury operated on last July – of consolation value only.