Seniors shock Kittens as Intermediates slump
Published 15/05/2016 | 22:17
Wexford stunned National League Champions Kilkenny at O'Kennedy Park, New Ross, on Sunday afternoon, winning 2-19 to 2-9, to move into the Leinster Senior Camogie Championship final against Offaly on June 5.
The Slaneysiders welcomed Kate Kelly and Mary Leacy back to the fold and their experience, mixed with a dash of youthful exuberance, helped their side give Kilkenny the run-around for large spells of this tie.
Wexford did most of the damage in the first half and went in at the interval 2-11 to 0-4 up. It had been going well enough at 11-4 heading into added-time but Kate Kelly's 31st minute hand-pass major was soon followed by a Una Sinnott pulled goal to make the interval advantage thirteen.
Wexford did enough to keep ticking along in the second half. Goals from Julie Ann Malone and Ann Dalton did make the scoreline more respectable but Kilkenny never came close to making a charge back into the game.
Meanwhile, the Wexford Intermediates fell to Meath in the game preceding the senior. The hosts struggled in the first half, trailing 2-7 to 0-2 at the break. They responded as the game wore on with Oonagh Doyle scoring four points and Deirdre McMahon grabbing a goal but it didn't stop the Royal County, who won 4-11 to 1-8.