Senior camogie status retained by Limerick after win over Offaly

Limerick and Offaly players 'United for Equality' in Banagher earlier this month.

LIMERICK retained their senior camogie status for next season following a runaway win over Offaly in Banagher at the weekend.

Ahead modestly at the interval, 1-6 to 0-5, the visitors were truly superb in a closing period during which their opponents were held scoreless by John Lillis’ team.

In the closing half, the vistiors struck an awesome 4-8 without reply.

Limerick’s goals arrived from Sarah O’Brien (Templeglantine), Cappamore pair Claire Keating and Laura Fennelly, Adare’s Caoimhe Costello, and Lizzie Boylan of Na Piarsaigh.

Antrim and Waterford advance from the group to the knock-out stages.

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One of the quarter-finals will be played as a curtain-raiser to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Limerick and Galway at Croke Park on Saturday evening.

Limerick also field a side at Junior level and this outfit are qualified for the last eight of the championship.

All matches are currently being played under protest by players, who say a proposal “to develop a charter designed for female players” has been given short shrift by the GAA, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, and the Camogie Association, who dispute the claims.