Hurling & Camogie

Cork sweep aside Galway to move into semi-finals of All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship

They are joined in the last four by Kilkenny, with Kerry, Galway, Meath and Offaly in the quarter-finals

Amy Gaffney
Amy Gaffney was among the goals for Meath in their win over Kerry Picture: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo (©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo/©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo)

Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Intermediate Championship

Group 1, round five

Cork 3-17 Galway 0-9

Westmeath 1-8 Offaly 2-10

Clare 1-7 Wexford 0-9

THE top-of-the-table clash turned out to be a damp squib as Cork easily dismissed Galway’s challenge to book a semi-final place.

Galway didn’t even manage to remain in second spot.

Offaly pulled away in the last quarter to beat Division 2A league champions Westmeath in Mullingar in a winner-takes-all clash. Their five-point win means they climb above Galway into second, while Westmeath are out.

The other game was a relegation battle in which Clare came from 0-7 to 1-1 down at the break to edge out Wexford by a point.

Group 2, round seven

Kildare 0-6 Kilkenny 3-15

Antrim 0-2 Dublin 7-19

Meath 2-12 Kerry 3-5

LAST season’s beaten finalists Meath came from behind to beat Kerry in their key clash at Kilmoylan. Kerry led at the break by 2-3 to 1-4 with two goals from Amy O’Sullivan.

However, Meath began to tag on points and went four clear by the end of the third quarter when Patrice Diggins scored Kerry’s third goal. Amy Gaffney, though, responded immediately with a Meath goal and they held on for victory.

Kerry still held on to second place on scoring difference and will face Galway in next weekend’s quarter-finals, while Meath take on Offaly.

Kilkenny, with goals from Caroline Comerford, Niamh Crowley and Emma Mulhall, easily defeated Kildare to go straight into the semi-final, while Dublin had a very easy win over Antrim who are already in the relegation final with Wexford.


Saturday, July 13 (FBD Semple Stadium)

Meath v Offaly (2pm)

Galway v Kerry (4pm)