Cork edge out Kerry in a thriller

Cork edge out Kerry in a thriller. By Fr Liam Kelleher


Cork ladies Football ———— Sponsors Castleands

Cork 3-6 Kerry 2-7

Cork under 14’s have been Cork’s most successful team
at Inter-co level since 1999 and since then they have
not lost a match at Munster level. That record came periously
close to being history at Killarney on Saturday last when
Cork had to pull out all the stops to defeat fierce rivals

A committed and wholehearted performance by an evenly
balanced team showed great character to eke out a well
merited 2 point win. Kerry stung by 7 successive defeats
in Munster finals by Cork have put in a huge effort this
year and have recruited Cork based Kerry native Denis
Healy to aid their cause. Cork have been mindful of this
too, and Coach Charlie who has been involved in all of
Cork’s successes knows that this years campaign is going
to be the most competitive yet.

Cork have a huge reservoir of talent and with a panel
of 40, it is difficult for the management to pick 30 let
alone the starting 15. Saturday revealed a bit more and
no doubt this tough game will have done the girls a power
of good. The first half was even steven, with Tara Maguire
the scoring heroine of the day notching 1-1 of corks 1-4
total with Points from Katie O’Dea and Jessica O’Shea.
Kerry were fortunate to be on level terms on 2-1 having
been most fortunate to have a clearly “square goal allowed”

Cork dominated the 2nd half, but some wayward shooting
left them in a vulnerable position until the final whistle.
There was no wayward shooting from Tara Maguire who tormented
the Kerry defence all through and added 2-1 to her first
half total. Cork lost normally influential midfielder
Emily Phelan after 5 minutes of the game after receiving
a crack of a ball in the head before the game. Kate O’Brien
moved to midfield while Joanne Downes came in at wing
forward and both had great games. Eabha Howard was very
solid in goals and her long kickouts were a great help.
Jennifer O’Leary, Lauren O’Callaghan and Alannagh Allen
formed a very close marking full line and Laura O’Sullivan
revelled in her new role at number 6. Maeve O’Flynn worked
hard with Kate O’Brien at midfield, Jessica O’Shea made
surging runs form the centre forward berth, while Tara
up front got great support from Katie O’Dea and Doireann

Corks next outing will be against Tipperary in Fermoy
on Saturday at 3pm and Cork will be firm favourites to
advance to the Munster final and another likely against
Kerry on the 16th of June.


Eabha Howard, Jennifer O’Leary, Lauren O’Callaghan, Alana
Allen, Holli Hayes, Laura O’Sullivan, Emma Farmer, Emily
Phelan, Marie O’Flynn, Kate O’Brien, Jessica O’Shea, 0-2
Marie Murphy, Katie O’Dea, 0-1 Tara Maguire 3-2 Doireann
O’Sullivan. Subs used Joanne Downes, Brid O’Sullivan,
Grace McDonald 0-1 Megan Brickley.

Under 14 A Championship Draws Round 1: Kinsale V Donoughmore
Round 2: A Winners V Dromtarriffe B Liscarroll V Glanmire
C Fermoy V Valley Rovers D Ross. A V St. Vals Semi Final:

Under 14 B Championship A: Banteer V Naomh Aban B: Gabriels
V Eire Og (N) C: Mourneabbey V Inch Rovers D: Bantry V
Watergrasshill (N) Semi Final: A V B C V D

Under 14 C Championship A: Naomh Finbarra V Aghada (N)
B: Ross B. V St Colmans (N) C: Carrigaline V Dromina (N)
D: Beara V Boherbue (N)

Under 14 D Championship A: Macroom V Castlemagner B: Dohenys
V Kilshannig (N) C: Coursey Rvs V Carrigtwohill D: St.
Michaels V Erins Own Games to be played on Sat 26th May,
Sun 27th, Mon 28th, Tues 29th.

Results 2006 Premier Co Final Erins Own 2-7 Mourneabbey

East Cork under 14 league Semi-final Fermoy 7-3 Inch Rovers
1-6 West Cork

Under 12 Beara 3-12 Gabriel Rangers 2-4 Kinsale 4-12 Bantry
0-2 Beara 2-5 Valley Rovers 0-0

Under 14 Beara 4-16 Bandearg 0-3

Co Junior League Erins Own 3-3 Eire og 2-5

Bag packing.

Thanks to all then clubs and players who supported the
bag packing at various venues throughout the Co in recent
months. The money raised has been a great help to reduce
the huge debt incurred by the Co Board last year, much
of which was due to Cork’s great run at Senior, Minor,
Under 16 and under 14 at Inter-co level. This years Cork
under 14 squad were particularly supportive, the same
cannot be said of the other squads, a pity really, when
so much of the money raised is spent on them. The huge
effort they are making on the training and playing fields
is much appreciated, but a few hours on the odd occasion,
would be great encouragement to officers who work so hard
to keep the show on the road


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