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Super Sophie Scores Nine For Cats

KILKENNY and Galway meet in the ISPCC All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship final.

The Cats’ leading scorer, Sophie O’Dwyer will earn plenty of plaudits from the 0-13 to 0-9 semi-final triumph over Meath in UPMC Nowlan Park, by virtue of supplementing the 19 points she had already registered in the competition with a further nine. 

Kilkenny’s defensive unit deserves much credit too.

Leann Fennelly and Ciara Murphy stood out in nullifying the considerable goal threat of Máire Kirby and Jane Dolan.

Ciara Phelan, Ciara O’Keeffe and Danielle Quigley were others to shine. 

Meath’s inability to provide Kirby, who had six goals to her name going into this tie, with any sort of quality supply had to be disappointing.


Kirby was the victim of two yellow-card fouls on the rare occasions she got in possession.

Meath had other chances but too many went astray. 

Kilkenny went in at the water break leading by 0-4 to 0-3 after the sides had been level three times but with O’Dwyer and Quigley pointing towards the end of the half, stretched that to 0-9 to 0-5 at the interval. 

Dolan pointed a free soon after the restart but Meath never got closer than that and managed only to get within four at any stage thereafter once O’Dwyer and Sarah Walsh put some further daylight between the teams.

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