Mixed day for Cork in TG4 Championship

Day for Cork in the TG4 Championship Quarter Finals

5-11 LONDON 0-9

On Sunday the Cork junior team progressed to the
All-Ireland semi final when they defeated London.
Despite a very strong wind Cork led at half time
3-5 0-5. London were very physical and were worthy
of a position in the quarter final series of the
TG4 junior championship. The visitors kept in toe
throughout the majority of the first period but
Cork hit a purple patch with minutes remaining in
the first and goals from Ashling Barrett, Niamh
Hickey and Siobhán Forde gave them the cushion the
needed for the second half. A number of substitutions
were made by Cork at half time as many of the girls
were playing in the Evening Echo senior club championship
the same evening.

However it was London who shone in the opening minutes,
notching four good points from play without a reply
from the Rebels. Great play from Elaine O’Riordan,
Cathriona Moran and Sile O’Callaghan saw Cork creep
slowly away once again. Goals from subs Laura Harrington
and Hanora Kelleher put the icing on the cake and
the final score read 5-11 0-9.

The Rebels’ now play Sligo in the All-Ireland semi
final scheduled for September 12. A question mark
hangs over this fixture however as the hurlers play
the same day.

Meanwhile the seniors lost to a very physical Mayo
side in their semi final clash on Saturday in Tullamore.
The Connaught champions started the better and finished
the better, never really allowing Cork to get into
their game. Cora Staunton once again caused problems
and notched 8 points in total. The Munster champions
were unlucky not to receive two penalties late in
the game which could have meant a more favorable
result. That aside Cork should be proud of their
historic achievement in winning a first senior Munster
title and making it to the Suzuki National League
final – it’s only a matter of time before success
blows our way at this level.

Evening Echo Senior Championship: Gabriel
Rangers 1-7 Imokilly 0-5
Junior Championship: Donoughmore 5-8 Kilshannig


Evening Echo Senior Championship
Aug 31: Rockbán V Beara, Dunmanway, 7pm


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