Irish Daily Star National League Division 1
Sunday 20th March in Ballerin
Limerick moved one step closer to securing a League semi-final slot with an impressive 2-15 to 1-8 win away to Derry. Limerick joined Cork at the top of the table on nine points and now know that a win or draw against Kilkenny in Bruff on Easter Sunday will see them qualify for the semi-finals at the top of the group.
The game played in Ballerin Sarsfields GAA saw Kate McAnely score 1-3 in a dogged display from the hosts but with Niamh Mulcahy hitting five points and six other players adding to the scoreline Limerick had too much strikepower for Derry. Limerick started brightly and led by 1-7 to 0-3 points at half-time and goals from Cliona Lane and Muireann Creamer in either half stretched the Limerick lead to put the game beyond doubt.
This has been an impressive start by this hard working team and we urge all Limerick supporters to come to Bruff on Easter Sunday at 2pm as they play Kilkenny in their final group game with qualification for the semi-finals very much on the cards.
Limerick Scorers: Clíona Lane 1-3, Niamh Mulcahy 0-5, Muireann Creamer 1-1, Caoimhe Costelloe 0-2, Deborah Murphy 0-2, Niamh Ryan 0-1, Sinéad McNamara 0-1
Derry Scorers: K. McAnely 1-3, A. Shaw 0-1, M. McNicholl 0-1, G. McNicholl 0-1, K. Kielt 0-2
Limerick: Claire Keating (Cappamore), Noreen Barry (Killeedy), Lorraine McCarthy (Bruff), Leanne Browne (Newcastle West), Rebecca Delee (Newcastle West), Fiona Hickey (Granagh Ballingarry), Judith Mulcahy (Ahane), Niamh Richardson (Murroe Boher), Karen O'Leary (Newcastle West), Deborah Murphy (Knockaderry), Muireann Creamer (Cappamore), Nimah Mulcahy (Ahane), Niamh Ryan (Bruff), Clona Lane (Adare), Caoimhe Costelloe (Adare)
Subs used: Sinéad McNamara (Na Piarsaigh), Chloe O'Brien (Ballyagran), Marian Quaid (Bruff), Katie Hennessey (Ballyagran), Sinéad Madden (Mungret St Pauls)