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Ashling Thompson Returns As Cork Win League Opener Against Waterford

Ashling Thompson Returns As Cork Win League Opener Against Waterford
By Daragh Ó Conchúir Updated
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A first-half goal from Saoirse McCarthy proved a crucial score as Cork got their noses in front in the first half before pulling away to a 1-18 o 0-12 triumph over Waterford in the opening Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 tie at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

McCarthy, who won All-Ireland Minor and Intermediate medals in 2018 and was player of the match in the latter decider, struck early on when the sides were level on 0-2 apiece.

Orla Cronin for Cork and Waterford ace Beth Carton kept the scoreboard ticking over, while the returning Ashling Thompson was also on the mark for the Rebels.

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That gave Paudie Murray's crew a 1-10 to 0-8 interval lead and they imposed their superiority in the second half.

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Waterford's new manager Fintan O'Brien and coach, former hurling legend Dan Shanahan, had to plan without the considerable Gailltír contingent preparing for the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Camogie Final and saw their gallant players gradually give way as the second half elapsed.

Chloe Sigerson, Lauren Homan and Cronin were among the home team's second-half scorers, and Cronin finished with a personal tally of nine points in an ultimately comfortable triumph.

Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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