Mixed Fortunes for Cork Ladies’ Football Under Age Teams
The Ladies’ Football season for Cork under age teams opened on Saturday last with the U-14 and the Minor Ladies in action against Kerry in the first round of the Munster championships
John Mitchell’s GAA ground outside Tralee was the setting for the U-14 clash at 2 pm
Kerry 2-11 Cork 3-04
Kerry got a blistering start with a goal in the opening few minutes and were up1-03 to no score after ten minutes. Slowly but surely Cork found their feet with the backs coming to grips with a very lively Kerry forward line. Both sides were guilty of some very poor misses but the Cork forward line looked good when on the ball and were deservedly level at the end of the first period 1-04 each.
Kerry again were first out of the traps after the break and had the ball in the Cork net almost from the throw in and when Cork went down the field to score a cracker of a goal themselves it looked as if we were in for a great contest. Unfortunately this never materialised as the Kerry ladies took over almost in every quarter scoring some lovely points, Cork did miss a number of chances and got a consolation goal late on but Kerry ran out deserving winners on a score line Kerry 2-11 Cork 3-04. These sides will meet again later in the championship when I am sure Cork will be a much stronger and sharper side. Well done to the East Cork girls that played in this game especially those making their debut in the County Colours.
Minor Munster championship Cork v Kerry in Firies Farranfore at 4 pm
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Cork minor Ladies’ Football team received great news during the week when it was announced that TravelRepublic.ie were to sponsor the team for another year.
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This is a great boost to the team and management as they can concentrate on preparation for the season ahead.
On the field of play Cork put in a very accomplished performance defeating Kerry on a scorline 4 16 to 2 09
Cork settled early and raced into an early lead with points from Grace Culloty, Laura Cleary and Ciara Ryan, a goal from O Leary had them well in front before Kerry opened their account in the fourth minute. Cork put in a powerful first quarter with all forwards scoring and further goals from Culloty and Lorraine O Neill saw them well on top at the break 3-14 to 0-4.
Kerry to their credit never gave up and took the game to Cork scoring some fine scores but it was mountain too high to climb with the Cork girls finishing on a scorline 4-16 to 2-09. Kerry will look to a good second period performance and will improve and it is possible that the sides could meet later in the championship. East Cork Ladies more than played their part again in this game very well done to all concerned
Cork meet Tipperary next Monday March 28th In Ovens (Eire Óg GAA Grounds) at 2 pm and with the U-16 ladies out on April 2nd there is plenty to look forward to.