Offaly junior team sit top as semi-final spot beckons

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Offaly junior team sit top as semi-final spot beckons

Louise Mannion gains possession against Kerry in round three of the premier junior championship

Offaly are still in the hunt for a semi-final spot despite defeat to Kerry at the weekend

Kerry beat Offaly in the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Premier Junior Championship on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-4.

Offaly still remain top of the group ahead of Kerry on score difference. Offaly will face Limerick in the final round of the group games on August 3 when their postponed game is finally played.

Last year, Offaly defeated Kerry in their final group game to reach the All-Ireland semi-final where they were defeated by the eventual All-Ireland champions Dublin.

At half-time, Kerry led 0-4 to 0-3 with Dara Hanamy and Niamh Kileen scores however Kerry brought another level in the second half to see out the game comfortably.