Good Weekend for Cork Ladies’ Football
Cork Ladies’ Football Senior Team (Sponsored by Supervalu)
On Saturday last the Cork senior Ladies Football team (Sponsored by Supervalu) defeated Dublin in the semi final of he Lidl National Football League to set up a final meeting with Mayo in Parnell Park in two weeks time. Captain Ciara O’ Sullivan scored the only goal after 15 minutes of the first half as they trailed at the break 1-04 to 0-09.
They picked up the pace in the second period scoring some wonderful points and outscored Dublin by 11 pts to 2 pts to see them through to their twelfth National League final in thirteen seasons and looking for 4 in a row. Final score in Birr Cork 1-16 Dublin 0-11
Cork Ladies’ Football U-16 team (Sponsored by Green Gear and Calor Ireland)
Cork U 16 team defeated Tipperary in the Munster Championship “A” semi final in Clonmel also on Saturday afternoon to set up a Munster final meeting with old rivals Kerry on May 7th Goals from Kate Dennehy, Ava Looney and Captain Ciara McCarthy saw the Cork girls lead at half time 3-05 to 3 points and despite conceding two easy goals within a minute mid way through the second period they managed to win out on a scorline 4-09 to 2-06.
Kerry are a really well balanced experienced team having won the All Ireland Title at U 14 two years ago and have all ready beaten the Cork girls earlier this year but if Cork can hold a proper structure, play as a unit and give a good supply of ball to the inside forward line it could be a very interesting final with the Lee side ladies in with a real chance.
Munster Minor Final May 2nd
Cork Ladies’ Football Minor Team (Sponsored by Travel Republic)
Cork face Kerry in the Ladies’ Football Munster Minor “A” Final on Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd in Charleville GAA grounds throw in at 3 pm. Cork have already defeated Kerry and Tipperary on their way to the final but it is all or nothing at this stage.
Once again East Cork are well represented on this squad so the very best of luck to manager John Cleary and all the Ladies.