Cork Senior Championships progresses

Cork Ladies Football By Fr. Liam Kelleher

The Power Consultancy Senior Championship is now reaching
its final stages after 2 very exciting games at the weekend.

Rockban 6-7 Beara 4-9
In the quarter final Rockban the Intermediate All-Ireland
champions from last year defeated Beara. The game was even
enough for the first 15 minutes with both teams striving
for supremacy. Then a scoring burst which yielded 4 goals
for Rockban, before the break, sent them into an interval
lead of 5-4 to 1-3. Beara are doughty fighters and the Co
Junior Champions from last year were not going to give up
without a struggle. Spurred on by the Power sisters and
an outstanding Bernadette O’Sullivan they reduced the deficit
to 3 points and in the end there was just 4 points in it.

Rockban: Mary White 3-0 Valerie Mulcahy 1-6 Sile
Burns 1-1 Claire Conway 1-0.
Beara: Susan Power 2-3 Vicki Power 1-2 Bernadette
O’Sullivan 1-1 Laura Power 0-1, Claire o’Donoghue 0-1 Claire
Power 0-1

Rockchapel come from behind In the Semi-final

Rockchapel defeated St Vals. 3-17 to 3-15. Played on Saturday
evening this was a tremendous game of football It followed
on similar lines to the recent Co Minor final but his time
it was St Vals who had built up a huge lead by half-time
.Vals started at a blistering pace, Mairead O’Sullivan pointed
within 30 seconds, with Aine Murphy in great form they careered
into an interval lead of 3-12 to 1-04 and the most optimistic
of people could not see anything, but the mid Cork girls
win. In that opening half Theresa O’Sullivan did give Rockchapel
hope when she goaled, but her goal was followed by a goal
from Briege Corkery, a real cracker and contender for goal
of the year. She collected a sideline free , twenty meters
out and rifled an unstoppable shot to the net.

In a 2nd half fight back that seemed incredible, Rockchapel,
with Deirdre O’Reilly, Eimear, Daly, Deirdre O’Sullivan
back and with the Kelly sisters Norita and Mairead on fire
as well as Brid Stack and Regina Curtin, they cut the deficit
and in a welter of excitement they got the necessary scores
and had 2 points to spare over a shell shocked St Vals.

Deirdre O’Sullivan 1-3 Regina Curtin 0-5
Gillian Foley 1-1 Eimear Daly 0-3 Brid Stack 0-3 Teresa
O’Sullivan 1-0 St Vals: Aine Murphy 0-7 Mairead O’Sullivan
1-3 Triona Lucey 1-3 Briege Corkery 1-0 Louise Holland 0-2
Rockchapel: Cathy Forrest, Mairead McCarthy, Maria
O’Connor, Catriona Kelly, Carmel O’Reilly, Norita Kelly
Brid Stack, Emer Daly, Regina Curtin, Catriona Stack, Gillian
Foley, Deirdre O’Sullivan, Theresa O’Sullivan. Deirdre O’Reilly,
Mairead Doody, Martina Kelly Patricia O’Connell, Jackie
O’Connor, Gobnait Murphy, Muireann Stack, Mairead Kelly.

St Vals. Mairead O’Sullivan, Emma Barrett, Sinead
Corkery, Denise Canty, Claire O’Sullivan, Fiona Crowley,
Katrina Barrett, Aine Murphy, Briege Corkery, Louise Holland,
Triona Lucey, Lisa Foley, Eileen Lyons, Jean Lucey. Hilda
Kenneally, Miriam Barrett, Niamh Canty, Andrea Kinsella,
Marie Down, Ellen Healy

Kildorrery had 2 points to spare over Dromtariffe in the
replay of the Junior Championship. Valley Rovers took their
3rd Co Title of the season when they won the under 16 A
title to add to their under 12 premier and under 14 A titles.

Minor All Ireland final On Saturday next at Birr Co Offaly
Cork take on Mayo in the final of the All-Ireland Minor
Championship. The game is fixed for 3pm. Cork will start
favourites despite the fact they could be missing a few
players, members of the senior camogie panel for the All-Ireland
on Sunday and who will not be released to play on Saturday.
This is the situation as we go to press. It is a pity that
common sense cannot prevail and the girls be given a chance
to play in their own age group in an All-Ireland which they
have set their hearts on since they came came together for
their first training camp last December in Tralee. Neither
are on the Camogie starting 15 so hopefully they will be
given the blessing to line out on Saturday.

This Cork team showed tremendous form in defeating a fancied
Kerry team in the Munster final. They were much too strong
for Laois in the All-Ireland Semi-final. They will have
to be at their very best to overcome Mayo who include a
number of Seniors on their squad.
Cork Team: Claire O’Donoghue, Beara, Edel O’Sullivan
Donoughmore, Brid Stack Rockchapel capt. Elaine 0’Riordan
Liscarroll,Niamh Keohane Rockban, Rena Buckley Donoughmore,
Angela Walsh Inch Rovers, Norita kelly Rockchapel, Geraldine
O’Flynn Dromtariffe, Briege Corkery ST Vals, Marie O’Neill
Watergrasshill, Catriona Foley Rockban, Kareina Richards
Midleton, Sile Burns Rockban, Aisling Barrett Donoughmore,
Luara Power Beara, Tara Galvin Dromtariffe, Orla Murphy
Kildorrery, Laura O’Mahony Donoughmore, Louise Holland St
Vals, Aine Murphy St Vals. Gearoidin Kearney Inch Rovers,
Niamh Canty St Vals, Claire Conway Rockban, Lisa McSweeney
Naomh Aban, Ciara O’Sullivan Midleton.
Team Management. Manager Fr. Liam Kelleher, Coach
Charlie McLaughlin, Selectors Sheila Quinlan, Christy O’Sullivan.
Physio Trish O’Callaghan. Fr. Liam Kelleher PR0 087-8516984

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