Model camogs double up with League crowns.Byline: EMMETT CASSIDY
TIPPERARY 0-11 WEXFORD 2-12
IT was National League success at the double for Wexford at Parnell Park Parnell Park is a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Donnycarney, Dublin, Ireland with a capacity for about 13,500 people. It is the home of the Dublin Hurling, Football,Camogie and ladies football teams at all levels of competition. Parnell Park is nicknamed The Nell . on Saturday when they took both the Division One and Two camogie titles at the expense of Tipperary and Antrim respectively.
The Division One side - led by newlywed Aoife O'Connor who delayed her honeymoon to lead out the Purple and Gold - brought the AIB cup to the south-east after a lapse of 32 years.
Following an impressive performance that sent out the message that they are back, they overcame the Premier girls on a scoreline scoreline n (SPORT) → resultado final
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scoreline n (SPORT of 2-12 to 0-11.
It took two super strikes from full-forward Una Leacy, inset, to decide the destiny of the silverware.
Both goals, which arrived on the run-up to half time, were sheer class.
Her first was drilled from well outside the 20 metre line, while the second she buried from a similar distance.
In contrast a Tipperary attack that had notched 2-19 against Kilkenny a week earlier never got going - due mainly to the unrelenting nature of the Slaneysider's defence backboned by half backs Aine Codd and Mary Leacy.
The Division Two final was a much closer affair (2-10 to 0-11) with the teams locked together n no less than six occasions. At the break it was 1-5 to 0-8 with the Slaneysiders' goal coming from the stick of Evelyn Quigley.
Again the scoreboard showed parity right up to the three-quarter stage.
Antrim, whose trump card was captain and centre forward Jane Adams, eventually ran out of steam and had to yield to a physically stronger Wexford side.
And when Ciara O'Connor burst through for the Purple and Golds' second green flag 12 minutes from time, the task proved a bridge too far for the Ulster side.
Incidentally, Ciara O'Connor was one of five sisters that played in the two finals. Her sister Aoife (below) - who recently married RT[ETH eth
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Ciara and Niamh were on the starting 15 in the Division Two final while Eimear was introduced in the second half and scored two valuable points.
All five are daughters of former Wexford hurler Teddy O'Connor. Ciara Storey, is the daughter of Martin who brought the McCarthy Cup to Wexford in 1996, while Evelyn Quigley is daughter of Dan Quigley Dan Quigley (born 1944) is a former Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Rathnure and with the Wexford senior inter-county team in the 1960s and 1970s. another local GAA legend.
RACE Antrim's Coleen Doherty and Wexford's Ciara O'Connor in Division 2 CLASH Wexford's Josie Dwyer and Mary Ryan Mary Ryan may refer to: