Limerick Camogie retain senior status following win over Offaly

LIMERICK retained their senior status for next season following a runaway win over Offaly in Banagher last 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.

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.

Meanwhile, in ladies football, Limerick overcame Sligo, helped by a superb scoring contribution from talented Cathy Mee (Ballylanders).

Sligo were seen as favourites going into the match in Newcastle West on Sunday, but couldn’t hold off Limerick who secured a place in the semi-final of the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship.

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It finished Limerick 2-7, Sligo 1-7.

In their final group fixture, Graham Shine managed Limerick host Down in Newcastle West on Sunday (1pm).