Three games yesterday, with one win and two losses for teams in this week’s Weekly Inter County Results
It’s Inter County results time again. We’re down to three Inter County teams remaining in Championship competitions. Our Senior Footballers will start the defence of their All Ireland Title next weekend as they face Westmeath in the Leinster Champaionship. The Senior Hurlers go into tomorrow’s draw for the All Ireland after agonisingly losing to Kilkenny in the Leinster Semi Final yesterday. And Dublin’s Senior Ladies came away from Cavan last night with a win over Donegal. Here’s the details from all of yesterday’s games.
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Clare 1-18 Dublin 1-07
A second half surge from Clare on home turf saw the girls from the Banner County prevail and take the second qualifying slot in Group 3 in this year’s All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. Dublin had travelled to Ennis needing a win after losing to Tipperary last weekend. But Clare were in the same predicament.
Neither side could build a commanding lead in the opening half, but Clare edged ahead of Dublin 0-06 to 0-04 by the interval. But it was a tough third quarter that saw Clare push on for home, finishing 11 points clear on a 1-18 to 1-07 scoreline. It sees the end to Dublin’s Championship for 2020.
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final
Dublin 2-22 Kilkenny 3-20
An agonising end to Dublin’s Leinster Senior Hurling Championship as Kilkenny secured a win late on in their Semi Final game in Croke Park yesterday afternoon. In a dramatic game, it really looked like Dublin were done by half time as Kilkenny held a 15 point lead at half time. But the way Dublin attacked the second half was a joy to behold.
Kilkenny hit the net three times in the first half, schooling Dublin, who had been impressive a week before against Laois. But half time and second half substitutions lifted Dublin back to contention as they netted two goals of their own and looked like taking the game to extra time. But late scores from Alan Murphy and Huw Lawlor sealed the win for Kilkenny who now face Galway in the Provincial Decider. Dublin go into tomorrow’s draw for the All Ireland Championship’s opening round.
TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship
Dublin 2-13 Donegal 2-10
It might not have been all plain sailing for Dublin’s first outing last night, but Mick Bohan’s side came away with the points as they saw off a tough challenge from Donegal in Breffni Park and got up and running in this year’s TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship.
Dublin lead by 1-07 to 1-02 at the break with Noelle Healy finding the net in the 11th minute after a pass from Player Of the Match Jennifer Dunne. Donegal found the net for a second time straight after the restart, with Gerladine McLaughlin striking the ball home. A freak of a goal came Dublin’s way in the 14th with Sinead Aherne’s shot hitting the post but spinning back into the net.