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10th, Nov, 2012
Inch Rovers Claim 4th Munster Senior Title with 2-13 to 1-5 victory over Banner
Inch Rovers (Cork) 2-13 Banner (Clare) 1-5
Inch Rovers - Munster Senior Club Champions 2012
Cork Champions Inch Rovers made the journey to Stalker Wallace GAA, Martinstown, Co. Limerick for their Munster Final clash with Banner (Clare) on Friday 9th Nov.
The match which was delayed 45 minutes due to a clash of fixtures with an earlier game saw the Inch girls put in an impressive performance as they had too much power for a young Banner team.
It was the Banner girls who settled best in the opening exchanges and were two points to the good before Inch opened their account with a Mary O' Connor point. Clare Senior player Niamh O' Dea was the go to player for the Banner girls asking some questions of the Inch defence in the opening quarter.
With the Inch Rovers middle sector beginning to dominate the possession stakes the momentum began to shift as Inch got the scoreboard ticking after a number of misses with a goal and a point from player of the match Amy O' Shea.
Anne Marie Walsh made another great run (the first ending in a goal from Amy O' Shea) through the middle of the Banner defence before finishing with a fine shot to stretch the lead to four points as the Rovers girls were beginning to take a grip on the contest.
This was followed by a Mary O' Connor point before Amy O' Shea got on the end of a sublime pass from Mary O' Connor to net her second goal of the night. A Sarah Harrington point before the break put the Inch girls in a commanding position as they led by 2-5 to 0-5
The Banner girls had a mountain to climb in the second half to turn the contest around and to their credit they never gave up on the task. A Niamh O' Dea point opened their account for the second half but on the night they were finding it increasingly difficult to break down a resolute Inch Rovers defense. Amy O' Shea and Orla Cotter added points for Inch as once again the Rovers girls established their dominance throughout the field.
A heavy shower towards the end of the game made conditions difficult for both sides but the result never looked in doubt as the Inch girls just had too much for their gallant opponents on the night.
When the final whistle sounded at around 10.00pm Inch were deserving Munster Champions on a score of 2-13 to 1-5 .
Next up for the Inch girls is an All Ireland Semi Final clash with their great rivals Carnacon (Mayo) on Sunday 18th Nov at 1.30pm in Elvery McHale Park, Castlebar.
Well done Inch on winning the Munster Senior Club Title and best of luck in the upcoming Semi Final