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2022 Munster Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final Replay – Clare 1-11 Tipperary 0-10
Clare defeated Tipperary by 1-11 to 0-10 in the Munster Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final Replay on Sunday May 8th at the TUS Gaelic Grounds.
Clare overcome Tipp to set up Munster final clash with Cork
Report by Eoin Brennan for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Munster Senior Camogie Championship semi-final replay: Clare 1-11 Tipperary 0-10
Clare will contest a first Munster Senior Camogie Final in a decade after finally seeing off Tipperary at the second attempt in TUS Gaelic Grounds on Sunday afternoon.
Following a compelling seesaw wrestle for supremacy in Thurles seven days previously, this time Clare were full value for a rare derby victory after setting the pace for the majority of the hour.
Indeed, finding themselves trailing by 0-7 to 0-6 at the interval, Tipperary edged into the ascendency for the only time in the 34th minute following back-to-back points from Nicole Walsh and Jenny Grace.
It only seemed to anger Clare who, led supremely by Niamh O’Dea, responded with a decisive 1-3 blitz in just six minutes capped off by an emphatic Lorna McNamara goal at 1-10 to 0-8.
It was the sides’ goalkeeping heroics that lit up the opening half as Clare’s Doireann Murphy smothered a Roisin Howard pull in the opening minute before surpassing it with a penalty save from Cait Devane in the 20th minute.
It ensured that Clare remained in the driving seat despite seeing a Lorna McNamara injury-time shot repelled by Tipperary goalkeeper Aine Slattery. Belying her inexperience in a debut season at senior level, McNamara would make amends with a 41st-minute goal to clinch a final showdown with four-in-a-row chasing Cork in Páirc Ui Rinn next Saturday (6pm).
Scorers for Clare: L McNamara (1-4, 3f); A O’Loughlin, N O’Dea, Z Spillane (0-2 each); M Scanlon (0-1)
Scorers for Tipperary: C Devane (0-4, 3f); R Howard (0-2); C Hogan, N Walsh, J Grace, E McGrath (0-1 each)
CLARE: D Murphy; C Grogan, C Hehir, C Kelly; A Keane, C Morey, S Daly; C Carmody, N O’Dea; L Daly, L McNamara, M Scanlon; E Kelly, Á O’Loughlin, Z Spillane.
Subs: G Hickey for Spillane (62), A Ryan for S. Daly (64), Daly for O’Dea (65)
TIPPERARY: A Slattery; J Bourke, M Ryan, C Brennan; C Maher, C Ryan, E Loughman; G O’Brien, N Walsh; R Howard, J Grace, C McIntyre; C Hennessey, C Devane, C Hogan.
Subs: A McGrath for Brennan (HT), E McGrath for Grace (38), C McCarthy for C. Ryan (54), E Fryday for O’Brien (48), N Treacy for M. Ryan (55)
Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan (Cork)