Camogie – Limerick defeat Waterford in Divsion 1

Limerick 2-11 (1-6) Waterford 0-8 (0-3) 

Limerick maintained their winning start to their League campaign with an impressive 2-11 to 0-8 win on the road against Waterford. The match was played in front of TV cameras at Waterford Institute of Technology’s Carrignore Sports Complex and both Limerick goals featured on RTE’s Six-One News bulletin.

The visitors always held the upper hand against the Division 1 newcomers, leading at half time by 1-6 to 0-3. Niamh Mulcahy was influential as usual for Limerick and scored all of her side’s points in the opening period. Limerick’s goal came after a dynamic attack involving Muireann Creamer and Niamh Ryan whose pass put Caoimhe Costelloe one on one with Waterford keeper and the Adare star made no mistake from that range.

Trish Jackman had the hosts’ three first-half points but Limerick possessed a greater attacking threat as the Waterford defence struggled to cope with the movement of the Limerick attack. Waterford did have a goal chance and it took a great save from Claire Keating to deny them as the ball headed for the top corner.

With Niamh Mulcahy and Caoimhe Costelloe providing the second-half points it was Niamh Ryan who  was again the provider as her pass put substitute Sinéad McNamara into space and the Na Piarsaigh star smashed a rising shot to the far corner of the Waterford net to put the result beyond any doubt.

With winning momentum maintained Limerick will travel in good spirits to Derry next week for their penultimate round clash with hopes high of securing a semi-final slot.

Limerick Scorers: Niamh Mulcahy 0-9 (5 frees), Caoimhe Costelloe (1-2), Sinéad McNamara (1-0)

Limerick: Claire Keating (Cappamore), Maguerite McCarthy (Ahane), Lorraine McCarthy (capt) (Bruff), Judith Mulcahy (Ahane), Rebecca Delee (Newcastle West), Fiona Hickey (Granagh Ballingarry), Niamh Richardson (Murroe Boher), Donna Mulcahy (Killeedy), Karen O’Leary (Newcastle West), Siobhán Enright (Granagh Ballingarry), Muireann Creamer (Cappamore), Niamh Mulcahy (Ahane), Deborah Murphy (Knockaderry), Caoimhe Costelloe (Adare), Niamh Ryan (Bruff)

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