Sarsfields and Athenry through to club final

Galway camogie clubs Sarsfields and Athenry have both advanced to the All Ireland club finals, scheduled for Croke Park on March 4.

For the second year in a row Sarsfields have qualified for the finals, and once again they will meet Derry’s Slaughtneil in a repeat of last season's senior decider.

On that occasion the Ulster champions edged Michael McGrath's outfit by 1-10 to 0-11, and they will be more determined to claim this year's trophy.

In flying form, Sarfields saw off Burgess-Duharra last Sunday in a tight encounter. Level at the break with 0-5 each, Sarsfields edged the contest, finishing 0-10 to 0-9 ahead of the Tipperary side.

Galway's first-half points came from sharpshooter Niamh McGrath and sister Siobhan, who scored all of the Galway side's points after the break. It also took a super save from Laura Ward to deny Burgess a goal, that proved crucial in the end.

At intermediate level Galway's Athenry prevailed over Lismore and now face former junior champions Johnstownbridge.

Athenry's experienced trio of Therese Maher, Jessica Gill and Rebecca Glynn helped Athenry to a 0-5 to 0-2 lead at half time, with points from Niamh Hannon (two ) and Noreen Coen ensuring Athenry advanced.

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