Cork canter to emphatic victory over Clare

Cork canter to emphatic victory over Clare. By Fr Liam Kelleher


Cork 5-12 Clare 1-4.

Cork had no difficulty in overcoming Clare, in the semi final of the Munster under 16 Championship, played at Castlmagner on Saturday last. Clare who had shocked Cork in the Munster minor final, the previous Sunday and who fielded 4 of that winning team were no match on this occasion for a fired up rebel outfit. To the delight of the local following, Cork fielded 2 girls from the Castlmagner club, Cliona Twohig and Aine Cott and both made significant contributions to Cork’s cause. By the short whistle, Cork on top, in all departments had the game virtually sown up with 2-8 to Clare’s 0-3 on the scoreboard. Strong in defense, on top at midfield and playing with fluency in attack, Cork continued to dominate the 2nd half and while they missed a number of gilt edged chances and lacked cohesiveness in attack at times, they still added another 3-5, to their tally while Clare added just a goal and a point the point coming with the last kick of the game. Cork scorers Tara Maguire 1-5 Aine Cott 1-4. Katie O’Dea 1-2 Jessica O’Shea 1-1 Emily Phelan 1-0. Cork now enjoy a break until July when they will take on Kerry in the final and that games will be looked ford to with anticipation. U16 Cork ,Fiona Cotter (Inch Rovers), Alana Barry (Dromtarrife), Lauren O Callaghan (Nemo), Alana Allen (Kinsale), Shauna Kelly (Ballydesmond), Emily Phelan (Carrigaline), Jennifer Barry (Bride Rovers), Cliona Twohig (Castlemagner), Brid O Sullivan (Mourneabbey), Roisin Phelan (Aghada), Jess O Shea (Inch Rovers), Kate O Brien (Bantry), Tara McGuire (Rosscarbery), Aine Cott (Castlemagner), Katie O Dea (Dromtarriffe), Niamh Barry (Midleton), Marika Cottrell (Boherbue), Sarah Barry (Carrigaline), Meadhbh Flynn (Ballincollig), Rachel Barrett (Donoughmore), Jennifer O Leary (Ballincollig), Jess Sheehan (Kinsale), Roisin O Mahony (Ballincollig), Amanda Budden (Nemo) Michelle Lucey (St Gabriels), Catherine O Sullivan (St Michaels), Cait Mennis (Rosscarbery), Kelly Sugrue (Nemo), Ciara Spillane (Bantry), Jean O Sullivan (St Vals).

Mournabbey under 14 Blitz champions.

On Saturday Mourneabbey, captured their first under 14 blitz title, when they were fortunate to take the spoils from a very unlucky St Vals side. Both sides served up a cracking encounter in the prelims, but in the longer final underdogs St Vals, made most of the running and it took a goal in injury time, to rescue Mourneabby in a low scoring game, they took then title on a score line of 2-2 to 1-3 and now go forward to represent Cork in the National finals in Kildare. With 4 of the current Cork under 14 side on view , Doireann O’Sullivan, Maura O’Callaghan, Miriam O’Callaghan and Roberta Harrington, they will make a bold bit to bring back the prestigious title to Cork. Thanks to the Bishopstown club for doing a great job during a long and tiring day.

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