AIL INSPIRES HAPPY TRIBE.
Byline: DARAGH O CONCHUIR
CAMOGIE BY DARAGH O CONCHUIR GALWAY have one foot in the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship after a 2-12 to 1-10 triumph over Limerick at Kenny Park.
The League champions had to withstand a stern test in the first half but the brilliance of Ailish O'Reilly (above), who finished with two goals and four points, was telling.
A brace of points each from the excellent Karen O'Leary and Niamh Mulcahy gave Limerick an early two-point lead.
But O'Reilly struck a stunning solo goal in the 18th minute when she side-stepped an incoming defender and hand-passed to the net.
Galway increased the lead to 1-5 to 0-5 at the break.
O'Reilly bagged her second goal after sending a rasper to the roof of the net from outside the 13m line.
e Mulcahy did get a goal in the fifth minute of injury time from a free but Galway leapfrog Limerick into second behind Kilkenny in Group 1 due to a superior score difference.
Cork, Waterford and Tipperary all secured their progression to the knockout stages on Saturday.