This year's Offaly Camogie Intermediate Final will see Tullamore take on Lusmagh/Drumcullen after both came through their semi finals with some comfort on Saturday evening.
Lusmagh/Drumcullen played Kinnitty in Crinkle and would have gone into the fixture feeling confident given that they overcame Kinnitty with some ease in their meeting earlier in the Championship. Kinnitty would have hoped to get off to a good start but it was Lusmagh/Drumcullen that opened up an early 3 point lead but Kinnitty hit back with a goal from Miriam O’Neill and swiftly follwed that with a point to take the lead. Kinnitty’s excitement was short lived however as Lusmagh/Drumcullen hit back with a goal of their own when Clodagh Leahy found the net and after that they went on to dominate the scoreboard to lead 2-18 to 1-1 at half time with the second goal coming from Charlotte Quegan. After the break, Kinnitty put in a valiant effort the result was never in doubt with Lusmagh/Drumcullen going on to win on a scoreline of 4-22 to 3-4.
It was a somewhat similar situation in the other semi final when Tullamore faced St Sinchills who were meeting for the 4th time this year. The most notable meeting was when they played in the League Final where Tullamore took the spoils by just a point but this meeting turned out to be a lot more one sided with Tullamore getting an early goal from Rachel O’Brien to add to two points to leave them leading 1-2 to no score at the opening water break. While St Sinchills did hit 3 points before half time it was Tullamore’s purple patch after the break that killed off the game with two quick fire goals from Lisa Gorman and Tullamore marching on to win comfortably with the final score reading Tullamore 3-18, St Sinchills 1-5.
So next Saturday will see the two victors meet in this year’s Intermediate Final in St Brendan’s Park. Both are now guaranteed promotion to the Senior ranks as Offaly Camogie look to restructure their adult championships but both teams will look forward to what looks to be an intriguing encounter.Tweet