Wexford saunter to opening round win
Published 19/06/2016 | 17:40
Wexford maintained their rich vein of early summer form by easing past Limerick in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in Wexford Park on Saturday afternoon
Wexford 3-17 Limerick 1-16
The Leinster champions ended up winning by seven but the tie was more one-sided than the score suggests as Wexford had the luxury of missing a rake of great goal chances as they eased away from their Munster opponents.
Kate Kelly kicked home an early goal as her county moved 1-2 to 0-1 ahead inside four minutes. When Una Leacy drilled home her opening major the visitors looked in big trouble, trailing 2-4 to 0-1 after just 13 minutes.
By half-time Wexford still led by nine (2-9 to 0-6) but the advantage had swelled to thirteen when Leacy nabbed her second goal after great resilience by Katrina Parrock.
Limerick, helped by a lot of soft decisions going in their favour, and Niamh Mulcahy in superb form, did battle on to the end but Wexford comfortably held on to a winning start. Next up for the Slaneysiders is a visit to Birr on Saturday (2.30pm) to face hosts Offaly.