Cork Reclaim Munster Crown


ALL-Ireland champions Cork regained the TG4 Munster ladies senior football crown this evening (Sunday), seeing off last year’s winners Kerry by 2-8 to 0-7 in Killarney.


Cork lost to the Kingdom in the round-robin stages of the provincial competition but with player-of-the-match Orla Finn and evergreen defender Deirdre O’Reilly in excellent form, the Rebelettes avenged that loss to claim their 11th Munster crown since 2004.

The sides were level at 0-4 apiece in the first half before Cork gained a firm stranglehold on proceedings approaching the break.

They moved 0-5 to 0-4 ahead before Finn netted in the 26th minute to establish a 1-5 to 0-4 interval lead.

The Leesiders added a point to kick-start the second half before Rena Buckley converted a penalty for Cork’s second goal.

Ephie Fitzgerald’s charges had little difficulty in closing the game out, holding Kerry to just three points in the second half to claim provincial honours again – another piece of silverware to add to their Lidl Division 1 League crown.

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