Last weekend was a busy one for Cork Ladies ‘Football with three teams out in championship and all recording great wins.
On Friday night the U 21 ladies travelled to Glenflesk to take on Kerry in their home patch. Kerry already had a win under their belts but this was the Cork girls’ first outing in 2019. The Cork side was full of running right from the start and showed why they were Minor All Ireland champions 3 years ago as they notched up some lovely scores finishing up with a total of 6 12 to 2 04
U 14 All Ireland Semi Final
On Saturday it was the turn of the U 14 girls who took on Kildare in the All Ireland Semi final and again the Cork side were completely dominant as they powered their way past the Lenster champions on a score line 5 14 to 3 05. The All Ireland final takes place on Saturday next against Galway at a midlands venue and hopefully the Cork young guns can regain the U 14 title last won by the rebel county in 2013.
Munster Senior Final
On Sunday evening the senior Ladies took to the field in Dungarvan in the Munster final against Waterford. The sides had already met earlier in the championship and Cork were well on top on that occasion. On a bright and very windy Sunday evening Waterford played with the wind in the first half and raced into an early lead with some very well taken scores but slowly Cork pegged them back and a goal from ace forward Saoirse Noonan edged them in from at the interval. The Lee siders completely dominated the second period and a second goal from Noonan put this one beyond doubt as the Cork ladies retained their Munster crown and go on now to compete in the All Ireland series
Looking forward to next weekend
On Friday night next the U 21 Ladies take on Limerick in the Munster semi final at Mallow GAA complex at 730pm and hopefully they will progress to the Munster final the following weekend.
On Saturday the U 14 girls make the long trip to Banagher in Co Offaly for the U 14 All Ireland final. The format of this competition changed this year but the Cork squad has improved with every outing and hopefully they will regain the all Ireland title last won in 2013. This game is timed for 1 pm
Best of luck to all the girls and management team especially the East Cork contingent
May Collins (Aghada), Ciara Morrison, Ava Barry, Abbie Hoare & Lily Murray (Bride Rovers), Jayne Devlin (Cobh), Nora Falvey (Cloyne), Lisa Hartnett (Fermoy), Caoimhe Richmond (Glanmire), Tara Hickey & Grace Rooney (Inch Rovers), Alex Cashman & Jane Savage (Youghal).
Management Peter O Leary (Inch Rovers), Allie Murphy (Bride Rovers) & Louise Phelan (Youghal)
The All Ireland final of the Féile skills competition also takes place this weekend in Abbotstown and Cork are represented by Katie O’Tool of Mourneabbey so best of luck Katie.