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Clare account for Cork in camogie league semis

Updated: Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 20:50 | Comments

Fiona Lafferty smashes home the game's only goal
Fiona Lafferty smashes home the game's only goal

Clare ended the three-in-a-row hopes of Cork in the Irish Daily Star Camogie League Division 1 with a pillar-to-post victory in the second semi-final at Kilmallock.

Colm Honan’s charges will play Kilkenny in the final next week as a result of this 1-12 to 0-11 success.

While clearly a surprise result, the Bannerwomen have troubled their Leeside rivals on numerous occasions in recent years, beating them in the Munster final in 2012 and only losing at the same juncture of this competition after extra time last season.

Clare stared well with a couple of points from Chloe Morey frees and an 18th minute goal from Fiona Lafferty, after good work from Ellen Horgan and Laura McMahon. Cork steadied the ship though and it was 1-4 to 0-4 at half-time.

Crucially, Morey and McMahon hit the first two points of the second half and they held on comfortably to confirm their final berth.

In the All-Ireland minor A final, Limerick and Cork will have to do it all over again next Saturday when they could not be separated in the second game at Kilmallock. The game finished 2-11 to 3-8.

Waterford beat Derry 4-6 to 0-2 to claim the All-Ireland minor B title in Blakestown while in a high-scoring minor B Shield decider, Antrim came out on top against Dublin on a 6-11 to 3-10 scoreline.

Meath are the All-Ireland minor C champions after beating Meath 1-13 to 0-5.

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