08 Aug 2022

Super Kilkenny crowned camogie league champions again!

Kilkenny 2-7, Cork 0-10


League champions Kilkenny. Photo: Pat Moore

A goal in either half and a solid team performance paid rich dividends as Kilkenny retained their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division One title.

Ann Downey’s side won their third League in four years as they beat old rivals Cork in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, today (Sunday).

The Cats were quick off the mark, grabbing a goal after just three minutes when Denise Gaule gathered Miriam Walsh’s pass and hand-passed the sliotar over Cork netminder Aoife Murray.

Kilkenny kept up a good pace, landing three of the next four points to fashion a good lead.

Cork struggled to find their form – they had just one point from play in the opening half, that coming from Gemma O’Connor – but with Aisling Dunphy, Julie Ann Malone and Denise Gaule all raising white flags the Cats looked good for their 1-6 to 0-4 lead at the break.

Cork were more alert in the second half. They were boosted by the introduction of Orla Cotter, who helped herself to three points in the new half. However, their charge was halted when a quickly-taken Gaule free caught Cork out of position, the sliotar eventually falling to Miriam Walsh, who rattled the net.

Cork rallied late on, grabbing two late points, but by that stage there was no way the Cats were giving up the silverware.

SCORERS: Kilkenny - Denise Gaule (1-2, 0-1 free); Miriam Walsh (1-0); Katie Power (0-2); Danielle Morrissey (0-1, free); Aisling Dunphy, Julie Ann Malone (0-1 each). Cork - Katrina Mackey (0-4, 0-3 frees); Orla Cotter (0-3, 0-1 free); Gemma O’Connor, Libby Coppinger, Hannah Looney (0-1 each.

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