All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Quarter final preview
London-based Tara Camogie take on Munster champions Clanmaurice at Ruislip on Sunday in the All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Quarter final .
The Kerry side are very much an unknown quantity, but in their last outing, the Munster final, they defeated Murroe Boher.
The Limerick side had the better start and had two pointed frees from Captain Niamh Richardson in the opening ten minutes.
Clanmaurice slowly came into the game in midfield worked hard and through Olivia Dineen they rattled the net on fifteen minutes. Five minutes later, they struck again with Jessica Fitzell hitting a long range shot into the square only for Elaine Ryall making contact with ball and raising a green flag leaving the score 2-0 to 0-2.
Clanmaurice were now starting to settle their Captain Patrice Diggin slotted over two free’s, with Fitzell and Aoife Fitzgerald also contributing. Half Time: Clanmaurice 2-4 Murroe/Boher 0-2.
The second half continued in the same vein for the Kerry girls, with centre back and player of the match Niamh Leen controlling the flow and clearing plenty of balls. Murroe Boher to their credit tried every trick, but were suffocated by a superb Clanmaurice defence every time they threatened.
Niamh Richardson was their lone scorer who pointed the only three scores of the half for the Limerick side and all from placed balls.
Clanmaurice put this game to bed with frees from Diggin and Fitzgerald scoring her second point of the day. Once substitute Megan Weir found the back of the Clanmaurice were left as worthy winners having suffered so many defeats at the penultimate stage of competitions, worked like a team to capture the Munster Junior Club title.