After the Senior side were defeated by Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter-final, the Limerick Junior Camogie team have qualified for the All-Ireland final.
Shauna D’Arcy’s late wonder goal sealed the 1-12 to 0-8 victory over Roscommon as Limerick will go onto face Kerry in the final.
Kerry qualified for their second consecutive Junior final after beating Clare 1-13 to 0-6.
In Cusack Park, Limerick flew out of the traps and had the games’ opening four scores. By the time the sides headed into the break, Limerick still held a four-point lead with the score at 0-8 to 0-4.
The sides went score for score in the second period with Limerick 0-12 to 0-8 to the good heading into injury time.
17-year-old substitute Shauna D’arcy put the game to bed in the closing moments with a moment of class producing the games’ only goal.
Picking up the ball on the sideline, just inside the 45’, D’arcy left her marker for dead showing a huge burst of speed before firing the ball into the top left corner to put the game to bed and earn Limerick a place in the decider.
Rebecca Noonan would prove to be the games overall star, notching 0-7 in total with two coming from play.
Limerick now travel to Croke Park on September 8 to face neighbours Kerry in the All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship Final.
Last year Kerry reached the decider for the first time in their history where they were defeated by Dublin.
Now they will face Limerick’s second-string side in the final hoping to go one better.
However, Limerick come into the game with some pedigree, carrying their Spring form into the championship.
They reached the final of Division 3 earlier in the year where they were defeated by just 3 points by Intermediate outifit Kildare.
After the game, Rebecca Noonan reflected on the huge result for her side.
“We’re really happy with the win. We could have done better in the first half but we gave it everything in the second half.
Happy to move onto Croke Park and hopefully we can go one step further and win the All-Ireland.”
Noonan certainly isn’t taking her opponents lightly having already lost to Kerry this year.
“We played them in the Championship and they beat us by three points.
But we are a completely different team since then.”
Limerick play Kerry in the Premier Junior All-Ireland Camogie Final on September 8 in Croke Park.