*Danielle Griffin under pressure. Photograph: David Dillon
REFIXED 2020 provincial camogie finals brought no joy for Clare’s representatives.
Inagh/Kilnamona suffered a devastating one point loss to Tipperary’s Drom & Inch (1-09 1-08) with Aoife McGrath goaling in the dying moments from a free.
Leading by a single point at the final water break, the gap was closed but an Andrea O’Keeffe point put Inamona one point in front with fifty four minutes on the clock and within reach of winning the Munster crown on their third attempt.
With two minutes of normal time remaining, McGrath stuck a free past Rebecca Keating and despite Eugene Foudy’s side best efforts they were unable to break down the opposing defence when they worked the ball up in search of an equaliser.
Inagh Kilnamona: Rebecca Keating; Laoise Ryan, Sinead Quinn, Michelle Mescall; Tierna Hegarty, Clare Hehir, Cathy Cullinan; Sinead Power, Fiona Lafferty; Andrea O’Keeffe (0-2), Aoibhinn Ryan (1-4 (1p, 4f), Aoife Keane (0-2); Clare Commane, Amy Keating, Danielle Griffin
Sub: Helen Hehir for Commane (38)
Drom & Inch: Caoimhe Bourke; Maria Connolly, Maureen Ryan, Eimear cahill; Aoife McGrath, Mairead Eviston, Niamh Treacy; Mary Burke, Niamh Long; Deirdre Dunne, Eimear McGrath (1-4 1-3F), Joanne Ryan (0-2); Micvhelle Woodlock (0-1), Anne Eviston, Miriam Campion 0-1
Subs: Siobhan McGrath (0-1) for Long (38), A Kennedy for Eviston (51)
Player of the Game: Mary Burke, Drom & Inch
Referee: Andrew Larkin, Cork
Feakle Killanena’s hopes of winning a Munster title ended as they lost out to Clanmaurice of Kerry, in the long awaited 2020 final played at Mallow on Saturday finishing 2-06 0-09 in favour of the Kerry outfit.
Having played with the aid of the breeze in the first half they were behind by one point at half time. With both defences predominantly on top throughout the game it led to a low scoring encounter.
The sides were level at the fifty minute mark and the next score was crucial for either team. Good pressure from Clanmaurice’s defence forced Feakle Killanena into some poor wides. The experience of having previously competed at this level stood to Clanmaurice. They converted three points without reply to run out eventual winners.
Feakle Killanena: Roisin Quilligan; Rachael Mc Namara, Eileen Daly, Meave Brady; Aoife Tuohy, Regan Conway, Ella MacNamara; Evelyn Duggan, Zi Yan Spillane; Claire McNamara, Louise Keehan, Shauna Canny; Lorna McNamara (0-6F), Robyn Conway (0-2) Laura McGrath (0-1)
Sub: Louise O Callaghan for Louise Keehan (H/T)
Clanmaurice: Aoife Fitzgerald; Elaine Ryall, Niamh Leen Michelle Costelloe; Rachel McCarthy, Sara Murphy, Aine O’Connor; Patrice Diggin, Edel Slattery; Amm Marie Leen, Aoife Behan, Laura Collins; Jessica Fitzell, Jackie Horgan, Brid Horan
Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan, Cork