Mixed Fortunes For Cork Ladies’ Football teams as Seniors win National League but U 16 Girls Lose Out


All Ireland Senior Ladies National League (Sponsored by Lidl)

Cork 1-10 Mayo 0-10

All Ireland champions Cork (Sponsored by SuperValu) were outstanding in the National league Division 1 final in Parnell Park on Saturday night as they got the better of Mayo in a thrilling game. Cork had a very slow start to their League campaign and were defeated by Mayo in the earlier round but they made no mistake on this occasion. The pace of this game was super fast and full credit to both teams as they never let up. Cork raced into an early lead but slowly but surely Mayo kept pegging them back and there was only a single goal between the sides at the finish. That goal was scored by Rhona Ni Bhuachalla after a superb bit of team work mid way through the first half. Congratulations to all concerned There is no let up for this team as they now face Division 3 Winners Waterford in the first round of the Munster Championship next Saturday in Fermoy at 130 pm.

Cork Ladies’ Football U-16 team (Sponsored by Green Gear and Calor Ireland)

Cork U 16 lose out in Epic Munster Ladies’ Football Final
Kerry 2-09 Cork 2-05

Cork under 16 Ladies’ Football team were frightfully unlucky to lose out to Kerry in the Munster final played at a very wet Mallow venue on Saturday last. Two goals, one given and one disallowed was the difference in this game as both sides battled it out for Provincial honours. Kerry who were raging hot favourites having comprehensively defeated Cork in the earlier rounds were under pressure right from the start as the Lee side girls took the game to them showing great pace and skill in all quarters. Cork led for a short period in the first half and the Kerry backs withstood mighty pressure. Their midfield pairing slowly got on top of their game and managed to give a good supply of ball to a very talented forward line who took some lovely long range points to lead at the break 1-06 to 1-02. Cork made a number of changes for the second period and narrowed the gap to two and were putting Kerry in all sorts of trouble holding them score less for twenty one minutes. The Lee side girls looked to have hit the front with only minutes remaining when Player of the match Katie Quirke scored a cracker of a goal only to have it disallowed as the referee judged she had over carried the ball. Cork continued to press and had two shots to level it but in the end Kerry went down the field and scored a long range goal to leave the Kingdom victorious on a score line 2-09 to 2-05. Congratulations to Kerry who are a super well balanced very talented side, Very well done also to all the girls on the Cork panel and management team who put in a tremendous effort and showed great character.

 

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