Butlerstown and Affane bow out of Munster

Butlerstown and Affane bow out of Munster

Aspirations of a Munster campaign came to an end for two Waterford teams on Saturday afternoon with both Butlerstown and Affane bowing out of their respective competitions at the semi-final stage.

Butlerstown flew the Waterford flag in the intermediate camogie where they faced Monaleen of Limerick in Ballygran.

The Limerick side had control of the game from the early stages, offering Butlerstown little by way of scoring chances. They headed to the dressing rooms with Monaleen 1.11 to 0.03 in the lead. Katelyn Lyons scored all three points for Butlerstown.

In the second half, Monaleen picked up where they left off, turning the screw as they raised three green flags to put an end to any hopes for the Waterford side.


Goalkeeper Niamh Crowley stopped the score line from widening when she saved a Monaleen penalty in the second half, but the damage had already been done with Monaleen taking the game 3.16 to 0.08.

Lyons added a further four points to her tally for the day, while Shauna Farrell added a single.

Elsewhere, far away in Quilty, County Clare, Affane played their first game of Munster football since 1974.

The West Waterford club took on Killimer of Clare in the Junior semi-final, missing out to a stronger home team.


It ended 9 points to 5 in favour of the hosts, who led 0.07 - 0.04 at the break. Gavin Fives and Aaran O'Sullivan kicked two points apiece.

The second half was low-scoring, but Killimer were able to keep their noses in front kicking 2 points to Affane's single from Brian O'Hara.

Full-time score, Killimer 0.09 - 0.05 Affane.