Tipperary captain Orla O'Dwyer pictured in action against Wexford. Photo: Inpho
Bill Mullaney's Tipperary team registered a rousing 1-14 to 2-8 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship win over Wexford at Innovate Wexford Park in Wexford on Saturday.
Tipperary started in blistering fashion with seven points - Cait Devane (four), Orla O'Dwyer (two) and Karen Kennedy - to move into a nine-point to no-score lead.
Wexford gradually got back into this game when scoring 1-3 to a single Tipperary point during the closing ten minutes of the opening half to cut the deficit to just four.
Thurles Sarsfields duo Karen Kennedy and Laura Loughnane formed a successful midfield pairing in that first half.
Wexford scored their second goal due to an error in the Tipperary goalmouth and finally drew level with Tipp with seven minutes remaining.
The momentum and the breeze was now with Wexford, but a 58th minute goal by Miriam Campion sealed victory for Tipperary.
This was a crucial win for Tipperary with big games against Dublin, Cork and Offaly to play.
Tipperary have now secured two wins out of two in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship and will face reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions Cork in a fortnight on July 7th in the Ragg Camogie Field.
Well done to Cáit Devane who collected the player of the match award.
Tipperary Team: Caoimhe Bourke (Drom & Inch), Julieanne Bourke (Borris-Ileigh), Gemma Grace (Burgess-Duharra), Clodagh Quirke (Clonoulty), Caroline Mullaney (Newport-Ballinahinch), Mary Ryan (Moneygall), Ereena Fryday (Knockavilla Kickhams), Laura Loughnane (Thurles Sarsfields), Karen Kennedy (Thurles Sarsfields), Eilish McDonald (Éire Óg Annacarty), Ciardha Maher (Burgess-Duharra), Orla O'Dwyer (Cashel), Roisin Cahill (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Cáit Devane (Clonoulty), Casey Hennessy (Clonoulty). Subs used: Miriam Campion (Drom & Inch), Grace O'Brien (Nenagh Éire Óg), Jean Kelly (Éire Óg Annacarty), Megan Ryan (Borris-Ileigh). Subs: Sarah Quigley (Nenagh Éire Óg), Caoimhe Maher (Burgess-Duharra), Eimear Loughman (Clonoulty), Laura Shinners (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Mary Burke (Drom & Inch), Sinead Buckley (Éire Óg Annacarty), Ciannait Walsh (Éire Óg Annacarty).
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