Brilliant Limerick overpower Offaly to end Camogie Championship season on a high

It was a tense opening half that Limerick led by just three points but the Shannonsiders threw off the shackles in the second period to cruise to victory.

The Limerick Camogie side consolidated their position in the Senior All-Ireland championship as they rounded out their campaign with a comfortable win over Offaly at the weekend.

John Lillis’ outfit were deserving 5-14 to 0-5 winners in Banagher to bring their season to a positive end. Unfortunately defeats to Antrim and Waterford meant that quarter-finals were out of their reach but the win ensures they avoid any relegation play-offs.

It was a tense opening half that Limerick led by just three points but the Shannonsiders threw off the shackles in the second period to cruise to victory.

Sarah O’Brien had the games opening goal inside seven minutes which was enough for a 1-5 to 0-5 lead.

But Limerick would keep their opponents scoreless for the final half as they tacked on an impressive 4-10 in thirty minutes.

Caoimhe Costello thundered into the contest after the interval to push out Limericks’ lead which was then ten points when Aine Reynolds hit the net.

Three minutes later, Costello had a second assist with Claire Keating adding the finishing touch.

With a quarter of an hour to play, Laura Fennelly raised a fourth green flag for Limerick with Liana Boylan rounding out the goalscoring in the final minute of normal time.

All in all it has been a mixed season for the side, who also beat Offaly to stave off relegation from the league but with the Juniors in an All-Ireland quarter-final and the underage sides flourishing this yer, the green shots are there for the Shannonsiders.

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