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Dismal Derry are torn to shreds by Clare's fire power

By John Campbell

Derry failed abysmally to come close to matching a power-packed Clare side in yesterday's All-Ireland camogie championship crunch tie at Cusack Park, Ennis.

The home side stormed to a decisive 4-19 to 1-6 victory and thus thrust themselves level on points with Dublin. While it was understood that there would be a toss of a coin to decide which team progresses in the championship, it is believed that a decision on the draw for the next stage of the competition has been deferred.

The Camogie Association's refusal to countenance a play-off or score difference as a means of resolving the matter had initially sparked considerable anger on the part of Dublin with their manager Shane O'Brien describing what he viewed as the governing body's intransigence as "ludicrous" and "a backward step."

While both Dublin and Clare await developments, Derry must lick their wounds following a grievous setback.

By half-time they were pursuing a lost cause when they trailed by 4-7 to 0-4.

After the break player of the game Morey helped Clare streak further into the clear to emerge comfortable victors.

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