Hurling and camogie

Victory over Wexford camogie squad earns Derry semi-final spot

Niamh Archibald

Derry booked a spot in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 2 semi-finals with a 3-18 to 3-10 victory over Wexford at Celtic Park at the weekend.

A strong second-half performance helping them overcome a seven-point deficit at half-time as Roisin Kelly and Joanne Dillon led the way for Wexford.

The Oak Leafers will now take on Kildare after the Lillywhites saw off Galway 3-13 to 2-13.

Tara Rutledge hit 11 points for Galway but that wasn't enough to secure victory as Melissa Lyons raised the green flag twice with Róisín O'Connell also grabbing a goal.

The other semi-final sees Cork take on Carlow after the Barrowsiders defeated Down 3-16 to 0-8.

Cork booked their semi spot by seeing off Antrim in Group 2 on a scoreline of 0-21 to 2-7.

Armagh also suffered defeat in Group 2, the Orchard girls lost out by 10 points to Westmeath.

Seven points from the placed ball by Dinah Loughlin, added to a first-half goal from Pamella Greville, put the Model girls in control despite points from Ciara and Leanne Donnelly.

In Division 1 Kilkenny suffered their second defeat of the campaign, as Cork edged them by 0-12 to 0-11.

Points from Chloe Sigerson, Amy O'Connor and Mackey put the Rebels in the driving seat by three points as Ann Dalton missed a goal opportunity for Kilkenny.

With two minutes left on the clock, three points still separated the sides but Cork finished strong with Miriam Walsh hitting two points to secure the win.

A defeat at the hand of Dublin ended Wexford's semi-final hopes, points from Aisling Maher, Ali McGuire and Zoe O'Donohue helped them to a 0-16 to 1-08 victory.

Elsewhere Galway came out on top in the Shannonside derby on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-9.

Ailish O'Reilly and Niamh Mulcahy led the way for Limerick but three points Niamh Kilkenny added to Linda Loughnane's goal was enough to see the Tribeswomen over the line.

In the other game, goals from Ann Marie Guinan and Patrice Delaney ensured Offaly third spot on a 2-12 to 0-11 scoreline over Clare from whom Chloe Morey, scored seven points.

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