Aine Lacey started at centre-forward and passed to Ursula Jacob for the goal in the first minute which powered the team to victory. Aine was replaced in the second-half, although the number of Ibar’s girls on the first didn’t drop as her neighbour, Kate Kelly, filled the vacancy created on the ’40. Kate was back for her first inter-county game of the year, and she hoping to start in the final against Cork on 5th May. Ciara Donohoe gave a great performance at right corner-back, holding two capable forwards scoreless from play as she was marking Katie Power, and captain Michelle Quilty who was then taken off. Katrina Parrock was her usual handful for the opposition at right corner-forward, picking off a point.
A good win for the girls in Walsh Park, Waterford on Sunday last winning 1-10 to 1-5 over Kilkenny to qualify for a fifth National final.