Cork Ladies Round Up


Cork Round Up


Cork learn nothing from Roscommon mismatch.  By Fr Liam Kelleher
Cork 1-21 Roscommon 0-1.

On Saturday evening last Cork were down to play their final group game in this years new lookTg4 Championship. Safe in the knowledge that they were through the Quarter finals with wins over Galway and Monaghan they were given the ideal opportunity to experiment.  Unfortunately for them Roscommon turned up with only 13 players which made it a farce of a situation. There were talks of just a practice game but with the threat of a substantial fine if the fixture was not fulfilled it meant that Cork fielded against 13, it was obvious it was going to be a mismatch with what was virtually Cork’s second string and it was. With capt Juilet Murphy up in Armagh winning the All-Ireland Intermediate bowling title, she got the break she needed,  to pursue her versatility. Claire 0’Donoughue got her 2nd Chance in goal in the space of 2 weeks and got nothing to do. The full line consisted of Linda Barrett who has blossomed into a wonderful half back Ciara Walsh and Norma Kelly. Like Norma  Fiona Crowley made her first start in the half line with regular pivotal player Brid Stack and Sinead O’Reilly who has been out 0f favour this year. Regina Curtin joined Norita Kelly at midfield and the half line consisted of  Mairead Kelly, Laura McMahon and Amanda Murphy. Inside them regular, Valerie Mulchay was joined by Rhona Buckley and Amy O’Shea. In miserable conditions they did what they had to do. They defended with ease scored at will and learned nothing in a virtual farce which should never have been allowed to happen. Cork scorers Valerie Mulcahy 1-4 Amy O’Shea 1-2 Amanda Murphy 0-4  Laura McMahon 0-3. Mairead Kelly 0-2 Nollaig Cleary 0-2 Deirdre O’Reilly  0-2 Rhona Buckley 0-1 Geraldine  O’Flynn 0-1.

The shock of the group and indeed of the entire championship  to date was Galways loss to Monaghan by a point and they are now gone from this years Championship. Cork play Dublin in the quarter finals and will have to be on their guard against a rejuvenated team from the capital.
Cork V Leitrim.

Cork under 16 play Leitrim the Connaught runners-up on Sunday next  at Nenagh at 4.30pm. This is unknown territory for Cork because they have never played Leitrim in an underage game. The opposition must be treated with respect but if Cork approach anything like the form they displayed in their comprehensive  Munster  final win over Kerry then they should progress.
Senior A Championship

Rockban .6-15 Gabriel Rangers 1-11
Junior A Championship.

Balingeary/Inchigeelagh 4-7 Rosscarbery 2-4

Naomh Aban 3-7 Liscarroll 1-7
Junior B.

Inch Rovers 5-10 Watergrasshill 5-3
Junior C

Bride Rovers  3-16 Aghada 1-8

Bride Rovers 3-16 Rosscarbery 0-2

Clonakilty 3-6 Aghada 1-8

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