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Derry win again defeating Tipperary, while Cork beat Offaly

Updated: Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 22:53 | Comments

Grainne McColdrick was influential as Derry recorded their second victory in succession, beating Tipperary
Grainne McColdrick was influential as Derry recorded their second victory in succession, beating Tipperary

Derry showed that they are continuing to be quick learners as they claimed their second consecutive victory in their first Irish Daily Star Division 1 campaign.

The Oak Leafers suffered a 12-point defeat at Kilkenny’s hands on their debut last month but overcame Offaly last Sunday before showing further improvement in dispensing with Tipperary by 4-13 to 2-10 at Hawkfield.

Katie McAnenly was on fire for John A Mullan’s side, plundering 3-02 against a beleaguered Tipperary defence, while Gráinne McGoldrick registered 1-06. Karen Kielt contributed four points and Eimear Mhaloain was also on the mark.

While McAnenly and McGoldrick in particular played well, it was Aoife Ní Chasadaigh in the Derry defence who was the game’s outstanding performer, ensuring that Tipperary were never likely to score enough to avoid a third straight defeat.

Also in Group 1, champions Cork made it two out of two with resounding ease, accounting for Offaly by 1-14 to 0-03 at O’Connor Park.

Jenny O’Leary’s free-taking excellence played a huge role in the result, the midfielder contributing nine points in total, with eight coming from placed balls.

The Leesiders led by five points at half time and Ciara Neville’s goal ten minutes from time cemented their success.

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