Difficult Day In Thurles Sees Clare Heavily Defeated In National Camogie League

Doireann Murphy makes a penalty save during Clare's Munster Camogie Semi Final win over Tipperary. Pic by MR Sport

National Camogie League Division 1A: Clare 0-07 V Tipperary 1-20

Contrasting first half performances sowed the seeds of Clare’s third defeat in succession in Division 1A of the National Camogie League.

A blitzing first half performance from the Premier women saw Clare trailing by 0-07 to 0-00 by the end of the opening quarter , in a fifteen minute spell where Tipperary managed eight shots on target , while Clare failed to find their mark.


Credit must go to the Munster Player Of The Year during this period, as Doireann Murphy’s heroics in the Banner goalmouth,  at least gave Clare an outside chance of turning the situation around.

Clare’s fortunes went from bad to worse at the end of the first half as corner-back Ciara Grogan received her marching orders following a second bookable offence as the sides departed for the dressing rooms at 0-14 to 0-00.

The Banner issued a more spirited display in the second period with contributions from Lorna McNamara and Orlaith Duggan adding some respectability to the score line , however a goal for Caoimhe Maher on 43 minutes put the icing on the cake for Tipperary and the final nail in the coffin for Clare.

As it finished on a full time score of Tipperary 1-20 to Clare 0-07 in the Ragg.

John Carmody’s charges will now be hoping to finish their Division 1A campaign on a high when they face Dublin in Cusack Park on February 26th.