Dublin decimate Cork in McGing Cup Semi Final

Dublin 7-13

Cork 1-08
It was a match that was expected to be a closely contested tussle between two of the biggest counties in ladies football but the close encounter never materialised as Dublin produced an almost perfect performance to easily defeat the defending champions.
The match began along expected lines as both sides traded scores with both teams level on 4 points after 10 minutes but then came a huge turning point in the encounter as Doireann O’Sullivan received a yellow card with Carla Rowe converting the free and Nicole Owens rifling the ball to the net for her first goal. Carla Rowe added another goal for Dublin before half time leaving it 2-10 to 0-04 at the break.
Cork started the second half in determined fashion with early scores from Áine O’Sullivan and Roisin Phelan giving them hope as O’Sullivan returned to the action but Owens struck for her second goal for Dublin and she effectively ended Cork’s hopes of an unlikely comeback as she goaled again 2 minutes later after a sublime pass from senior star Siobhan Woods. Woods added her own goal shortly after with Carla Rowe and sub Aoife Nolan also producing goals with Emma Farmer scoring Cork’s consolation.
This superb Dublin team will now advance to the final as favourites when they meet their Leinster rivals, Meath in the decider.

Cork: J O’Sullivan, S. Cotter, R. Phelan, A Walsh, M O’Callaghan, Maire O’Callaghan, J O’Shea, J Barry, E Scally, D OSullivan, S Kelly, Á O’Sullivan, K O’Dea, E. Farmer, R. Harrington
Dublin: C. Trant, O Carey, L Collins, L Carey, E McDonagh, D Murphy, M Byrne, M Lamb, S McCaffrey, M Mohan, A Kavanagh, N Rickard, N Owens, S Woods, C Rowe

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