Galway intermediates start the Croke Park celebrations
The Galway intermediate camogie team kick-started Sunday’s celebrations after defeating Limerick by 0-12 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland final.
It was Galway's third title at this grade since 2004 and it was well deserved after a hard-fought win over a valiant Treaty outfit.
It was a tight game from pillar to post and the sides were level on three occasions in the opening half, including half time when it was 0-6 apiece.
Galway had massive performances from Rebecca Hennelly and Orlaith McGrath, who scored four points from play, including three in the second half.
Galway led by 0-9 to 0-7 after 42 minutes with McGrath and Aoife Donoghue on target and, in such a tight game, it was imperative Galway did not to concede a goal.
As a result they looked the more likely team to collect the silverware with Galway captain Sinead Keane receiving the McGrath Cup.
Galway: R Callanan, T Kenny, S Healy, C Gill, P Kenny, S Noone, S Keane (Cpt); A Callanan, C Cormican (0-1); K O'Dwyer, R Hennelly (0-4, 2f), M Cooney (0-1); F Keely, O McGrath (0-4), A Donoghue (0-2). Subs: D Burke for A Callanan (HT); K Kennedy for Donoghue (52); A Lynskey for Keely (56); L Mitchell for O'Dwyer (62).