Cork Ladies Ladies Football Round Up

By Mary White



UCC were victorious at the weekend when they overcame
CIT in O’Connor Cup Shield final in Belfast 3-7
2-3. Claire O‚Brien opened the scoring for UCC
with a well-taken point, followed by a Caoimhe
Creedon point and a superb half volley by Tracy
Gallagher which ended in the net. A fluke goal
by midfielder Ann Marie on the ninth minute and
points from Eleanor Twohig and Mary O‚Rourke saw
CIT back to within a point but not for long as
UCC upped the tempo and led 3-5 1-2 at the half.
At the beginning of the second Claire O’ Brien
pointed for UCC followed by Gallagher but this
was to be their last score of the game as CIT
threw everything into attack in the last quarter.

The pressure paid off as Mairead Rea was brought
down in the small square and Jenny Duffy made
no mistake with the resulting penalty. In the
closing minute, Waterford‚s Mary O’ Rourke added
a point but it wasn‚t enough as UCC emerged worthy
winners on a score of 3-7 2-3.

Scorers for UCC: T Gallagher 2-3, C O’
Brien 1-2, F Ni Shuilleabháin and R Curtain 0-1
Scorers for CIT: J Duffy 1-0 (pen), AM
Walsh 1-0, M O’ Rourke 0-2 and U Downes 0-1.
CIT: M Hayes, E Donovan, A Regan, E McCarthy,
C Peters, M Kelly, J Duffy, AM Walsh, AM O’ Shea,
U Downes (C), B Geary, L Brick, E Twohig, M McHugh,
M O’ Rourke, L Casey, J O‚Sullivan, M Rea.
UCC: C O’ Connor, M McGrath, G Ni Fhlatharta,
D Frost, E Power, K Gleeson, Cliona O’ Keeffe,
E Cotter (C), S O‚Callaghan, D Foley, R Curtain,
C Creedon, C O‚Brien, F Ni Shuilleabhain, T Gallagher.

Player of the Match: Donna Frost (UCC)


Having defeated Mayo in round 5 of the Suzuki
National League, Cork finished top of their group
having only lost to All-Ireland champions Galway.
As a result the Rebels qualified for the quarter
finals and were drawn against Roscommon which
is scheduled for Sunday. Elsewhere Waterford play
Mayo, Galway play Dublin and Meath play Monaghan.


A huge win over Sligo two weeks ago gave the Cork
junior squad the boost they needed and having
won qualified for the league playoffs. Drawn against
arch rivals and neighbors Limerick Cork will have
their work cut out for them when these sides meet
on Sunday. Captain Annie Walsh, Eleanor Twohig
and Siobhán Buckley will again be called upon
and no doubt will perform on the day.


It was Fermoy who took honours against St Colemans
in the East Cork League on Sunday winning 4-3
1-1 St Colmans took time to settle as Fermoy took
the lead early with a goal. A brace of good scores
followed and Colemans trailed at the half. However
they showed huge determination and began to move
the ball better. With plenty of chances only a
goal by Sinead O’ Riordan in the end wasn‚t enough
to beat a strong Fermoy side. Elsewhere Erins
Own defeated Aghada 2-3.

If you’re looking for a bit of fun on Monday next,
Lisgoold ladies football club are holding a ŒLong
Kick‚ from Leamlara to Lisgoold in order to raise
funds for the club. Everyone‚s welcome on the
day and teams of three (must include one adult)
can take part but be sure to bring your own football.
Kick off is at 12pm at Leamlara church. For more
information contact Fergus on 021-4631461 or Bernadette
on 021-4642297.


O’ Connor Cup Shield Final CIT 2-3
UCC 3-6
Division 2 League Liscarroll 3-5 Dromtariffe
2-15, Ballincollig 2-5 Ballingeary 6-11, Lisgoold
0-6 St Coleman’s 4-12
Division 4 League Inch 7-8 Erins Own
2-2, Boherbue 5-14 Milford 0-1
U14 North Cork League Liscarroll 6-11
Castlemagner 0-3
U12 East Cork League Erins Own 5-3
Aghada 2-3, Fermoy 4-3 – 1-1 St Colemans

Colemans U12 team intercept a Fermoy ball
in last Sundays U12 East Cork League clash.




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