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Major weekend ahead for Cork ladies


Big week-end at National level for Cork ladies

by Fr Liam Kelleher


This week-end will be a big one for Cork Ladies Football on
Saturday the Seniors take another step on the road to 3 in a row
when they take on Dublin at Wexford on Saturday in the All-Ireland
quarter final. On Sunday Cork renew rivalry with the Kerry under
16 girls in the All-Ireland Semi-final at a neutral venue. Much
interest will centre on the clash of the Seniors against he girls
from the capital. Dublin were in disarray last year and were relegated
to Div 2 of the Suzuki national league, they duly went back up
as expected this year and their rebuilding process is continuing.
Cork should be wary of the Dubs because they have been improving
with every game and have surprised a lot of pundits by escaping
from the “GROUP OF DEATH” which included Mayo, Waterford and Kerry
in the champion league style qualifiers. Dublin have had a good
run at underage level, winning the under 16 title last year at
Cork’s expense and this year they captured the under 14 title
after defeating Cork in the quarter final. They suffered a huge
setback when thrashed by Cork in the Minor final, yet 10 of that
panel have made it to the Senior panel, while Cork have just 3
reps, Linda Barrett who is likely to start, Amanda Murphy, and
4 goal heroine Rhona Buckley. Cork will have a very settled look
about them and showed good form in all their games in the group
and were much too good for Monaghan who subsequently sent Galway
packing form the Championship. It will come as a major surprise
if Cork do not advance to the Semi final, but nothing must be
taken for granted at this level.

Under 16

While Cork scored a comprehensive win over Kerry in the Muster
final they will have their work cut out to overcome the kingdom
girls if they are to advance to 4th All-Ireland final in a row.
Kerry caused a huge shock when they defeated hot favourites Dublin
2-11 to 1-11 in the quarter finals last week-end. Cork were inactive
having got a walkover from Leitrim. Cork report a clean bill of
health for all the players and will be most anxious to advance
to the final and make up for last years painful experience. If
they repeat the from of the Munster final they should win.

Summer camps.

The School of excellence summer camps continue to attract fine
numbers and clubs who organise them are ensuring a higher level
of skill and commitment for their players. Aghada and Carrigtwohill
were the venues this past week-end.

This coming week Mon day August 20th – 24th Eire Og 10am -1pm.
Glanworth 2pm-5pm.

The final week. Mallow 27-31st August 10am -1pm. Mitchelstown
2pm-5pm. Participants can sign on, on the day or Ring Charlie
McLaughlin for info at 087-2807966

Result Senior championship round 2. Kildorrery 2-13 Imokilly 3-8


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