Well done to all girls from East Cork clubs who have made the various Cork Ladies’ Football panels for 2019 and also to mentors and selectors from East Cork.
All Cork Intercounty teams have been in action over the past few weeks here is a quick look where they stand as they move into the latter rounds of various competitions
After a hard league campaign the seniors have made it to the semi final stage of the Lidl National ladies football league. On Sunday last they played All Ireland champions Dublin in round 7 in what was a repeat of last years All Ireland final and after a very entertaining game in Mallow it was the Lee Side girls that came out on top winning on a score line 2 13 to 2 08. Galway finished top of the league with Cork in second position and this means that Cork will face Dublin again in two weeks time in one semi final and Galway and Donegal will play in the other semi final
Minor Ladies :
Cork had a run away victory in round one of the Munster championship over Waterford at the start of March and last Saturday put on another very impressive display in defeating Kerry in Fitzgerald Stadium winning on a scorline 4 16 to 0-09 they now play Tipperary on Sunday April 14th next in Eire Óg GAA grounds at 2 pm
U 16 Girls:
The U16 girls narrowly defeated Tipperary in round one leaving it very late to take victory. They played much better the following weekend but were defeated by a strong Kerry side in Ballinlough.They must now play Tipperary again on April 20th in the semi final with the winners playing Kerry in the Munster final
U 14 Girls :
This year the format has been changed some what and preliminary rounds in the Munster championship were played in a blitz format with all teams playing each other. This gave a lot more girls an opportunity to play and allowed managers and selectors to view their squads in very competitive games.
Last weekend saw stage two of the U 14 championship with all counties on view in Mallow and after a splendid day with some wonderful football played it was old rivals Cork and Kerry came out on top and will now play each other in the “A” Munster final in Mallow on Saturday next April 13th with a throw in time of 3 pm.
Best of luck to all Cork teams in their quest for silverware in 2019