Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship – Kilkenny 1-10 Clare 0-11

Kilkenny defeated Clare by 1-10 to 0-11 in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.

Kilkenny maintain winning start

By Daragh Ó Conchúir for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kilkenny kept up their fine form in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship when overcoming the challenge of Clare at Nowlan Park on Saturday. The Noresiders, brimming with confidence after their opening round win away to Galway, finished strongly to grab the spoils on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-11. Denise Gaule pounced for a 14th minute goal to hand the home side an early lead, but John Carmody’s outfit responded with four consecutive points from Claire McMahon (two frees), Chloe Morey (free) and Naomi Carroll to leave them trailing by the minimum at half time, 1-4 to 0-6.

Morey levelled matters early in the second-half before the visitors hit the front thanks to scores from the excellent Deirdre Murphy and McMahon. A flurry of late points however, from Power, Michelle Quilty (free) and Ann Dalton snatched the honours for Kilkenny.