Quike leads way as Cork claim Minor A title

All-Ireland Minor A final

Cork 4-11
Monaghan 1-8

Katie Quirke scored 1-7 and Cork were crowned All-Ireland Minor A champions with victory over Monaghan at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park in Tullamore.
Last year’s beaten finalists were playing in their sixth straight decider and showed their experience as they took a 2-5 to 0-5 lead into half-time.
Cork had avenged their 2018 final defeat in the semi-final against Galway, with Quirke grabbing a deserved goal before the finish and she was again the key player in the final.
Monaghan signalled their intent early and midfielder Aisling McAnespie bounced her shot off Sarah Murphy’s post. But Cork held on and they took a 1-4 to 0-1 lead by the 12th minute.
Jennifer Murphy scored first for Cork in the second minute and that was cancelled out by Hannah Sherlock before the Munster outfit went on the rampage.
Fiona Keating scored a point and Katie Quirke added a free. Then Keating raced through and sent the ball low into the Monaghan net in the tenth minute. When full-back Ellen Baker scored Cork were six points clear and looked to be cruising.
But to their credit Monaghan rallied and they scored the next four points of the half. Sherlock tapped over her second to stop the rot at the end of the first quarter. Áine Loughman and Lauren Garland also found their range, Amy Garland fired over too.
Monaghan only trailed by 1-4 to 0-5 but they were rocked by a 1-1 blitz. Quirke scored a free in the 28th minute and moments later the Cork full-forward drew a few defenders to give Keating the easiest of finishes.
It was a massive blow to Monaghan’s chances and it could have got worse if Duffy didn’t save again from Quirke just before the break.
Ellie Jack had also missed a chance in front of goal. However, Cork still took a big 2-5 to 0-5 lead into the break.
Quirke scored her third free right after half-time but Monaghan hit back and it was a crucial goal. Jayne Drury played a captain’s part as she soloed through the heart of the defence and blasted to net.
Lauren Garland scored a rallying point and Drury had claims for a penalty waved away as Monaghan assumed the ascendency.
Down the other end Quirke missed a goal chance for Cork but Faye Ahern took her opportunity when she finished off the post in the 46th minute.
Michaela Linden answered that with a point but Quirke scored three late points to ease any worries of a potential fightback as they claimed the Aisling McGing Cup.

Scorers – Cork: K Quirke 1-7 (4f), F Keating 2-1, F Ahern 1-0, J Murphy 0-1, E Baker 0-1, A O’Mahony 0-1.
Monaghan: J Drury 1-0, H Sherlock 0-3 (2f), L Garland 0-2, Á Loughman 0-1, A Garland 0-1, M Linden 0-1.

Cork:S Murphy; R Ní Chorcora, E O’Shea, R Sheehan; C Keane, I Sheehan, E Baker; E Mullins, A O’Mahony; C Dooley, J Murphy, F Ahern; E Jack, K Quirke, F Keating.Subs: R Fraher for Keane (50), A Twomey for Jack (50), A Keating for Mullins (57), S McCarthy for Ahern (59), K O’Connor for Murphy (67).

Monaghan:C Duffy; C Brennan, M Monaghan, J Duffy; C Ward, A Garland, E Traynor; J Duffy, M Greenan; M Linden, L Garland, Á Loughman; A McAnespie, J Drury, H Sherlock. Subs: E Brennan for Loughman (49), L Walsh for Linden (59), S Wilson for Sherlock (62), E McKeown for Greenan (65).

Ref –Jonathan Murphy (Carlow).

Cork March into Semi-finals with emphatic victory

Cork 7-18
Tyrone 3-4


Niamh Cotter led the way as Cork beat Tyrone to bounce back from last weekend’s shock defeat to Armagh and advance to the TG4 All-Ireland SFC semi-finals.
Cork had the issue wrapped up when they led by 3-8 to 1-3 ahead at half-time after goals from Eimear Scally, Eimear Kiely and Cotter. Doireann O’Sullivan added two more goals on the resumption as Cork cruised into the final four.
Ephie Fitzgerald’s side were expected to respond after last week’s surprise loss and last year’s runners-up didn’t disappoint at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe.
Tyrone had the aid of a slight breeze in the opening half but Cork, despite shooting seven wides, still found the net three times and pulled clear after Maeve Mallon’s goal had dragged Tyrone back into the game.
Orla Finn settled Cork when she struck first from a free in the fourth minute before a couple of Chloe McCaffrey points gave Tyrone the lead.
Then Scally scored a point and Libby Coppinger exchanged passes with Doireann O’Sullivan who set up Scally to score the first Cork goal.
Cork were 1-2 to 0-2 ahead in the tenth minute and after an Aoibhinn McHugh effort they scored an unanswered 1-3 as Doireann O’Sullivan, Cotter and Finn all fired over Shannon Lynch’s crossbar.

And then Kiely’s speculative effort finished in the top corner of the Tyrone net in the 18th minute.
Scally had a goal disallowed in the 22nd minute and then Mallon looked to have given Tyrone a real chance when she found the net moments later.

But another 1-3 in quick succession gave Cork a huge cushion at the break.
Cotter scored a brilliant individual effort to make it 3-5 to 1-3 in the 31st minute. Cork finished the half off well with points from Doireann and Ciara O’Sullivan, and Finn rounded off the first half scoring.
Cork took a 3-8 to 1-3 lead into the second half and had the breeze to come, and they made their chances pay. Cotter, Finn and Ciara O’Sullivan extended their lead.
Doireann O’Sullivan fired the fourth Cork goal after she was assisted by substitute Saoirse Noonan.
Mallon did score her second goal into the empty Cork net but with 20 minutes remaining Finn gave Cork a 4-12 to 2-3 lead.
Kiely got forward to add another point before she left the field and Doireann O’Sullivan’s second goal came in the 44th minute.
Cork manager Fitzgerald unloaded more of his impressive substitutes bench and Áine O’Sullivan added 1-1 in the closing stages.

Maria Canavan grabbed a consolation goal for Tyrone but Saoirse Noonan cancelled that out.

Scorers – Cork: D O’Sullivan 2-2, N Cotter 1-2, E Scally 1-2, O Finn 0-6 (4f), E Kiely 1-1, Á O’Sullivan 1-1, S Noonan 1-0, C O’Sullivan 0-2, R Ní Bhuachalla 0-1, A Hutchings 0-1.
Tyrone: M Mallon 2-0, M Canavan 1-0, C McCaffrey 0-3, A McHugh 0-1.

Cork: M O’Brien; S Kelly, H Looney, E Meaney; A Hutchings, M Duggan, E Kiely; C O’Sullivan, M O’Callaghan; O Farmer, N Cotter, O Finn; L Coppinger, D O’Sullivan, E Scally. Subs: S Noonan for Coppinger (36), A O’Sullivan for Farmer (36), C O’Shea for Kiely (44), R Ní Bhuachalla for D O’Sullivan (50), M Ambrose for Cotter (50).

Tyrone: S Lynch; C Hunter, J Barrett, C Conway; T McLaughlin, S McCarroll, N McGirr; A McHugh, N Woods; E Brennan, M Canavan, EJ Gervin; N O’Neill, M Mallon, C McCaffrey. Subs: D Gallagher for McCarroll (30), C Kelly for Gervin (47), A Daly for McLaughlin (50), S Sheerin for O’Neill (54), A Tuohey for Brennan (58).

Ref – Gerry Carmody (Roscommon).

Cork and Tyrone teams named for All Ireland quarter final.

Saturday 3rd August 2019 

TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final – ET if necessary

Cork v Tyrone; Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, 3pm – LIVE on LGFA Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/

Cork boss Ephie Fitzgerald has reacted to last weekend’s shock loss to Armagh by making five changes in personnel for this quarter-final clash with Tyrone.

The Red Hands are boosted, meanwhile, by the return of skipper Neamh Woods from World Cup duty with the Northern Ireland netball squad.

There should be a reaction from Cork following the Armagh slump, and the memories of the seismic 2010 All-Ireland quarter-final defeat against Tyrone should also serve to focus Rebel minds.

But Tyrone are here very much on merit, having seen off Donegal in the group stages, while also running table-toppers Mayo to three points.

Tyrone have adapted very well to life back in the senior ranks, following their 2018 All-Ireland Intermediate win.

This is very much bonus territory for Gerry Moane and his side, who will look to expose any chinks in the Cork armour.

Cork will have one eye on a potential semi-final with Dublin at Croke Park on August 25, but they have work to do before that becomes a reality.

CORK manager Ephie Fitzgerald has reacted to last weekend’s shock defeat at the hands of Armagh by making five changes in personnel for Saturday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship quarter-final against Tyrone at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe (3.0).

Despite losing out to the Orchard County, Cork had still done enough in their previous outing against Cavan to top their group on scoring difference.

Hannah Looney returns to take up station at full-back, Orlagh Farmer is back at midfield, while there are starting berths in attack for Eimear Scally, Libby Coppinger and Saoirse Noonan, who were all introduced as subs against Armagh.

In a reshuffled team, Meabh Cahalane, Daire Kiely, Chloe Collins, skipper Doireann O’Sullivan and Rhona Ní Bhuachalla drop to the bench for the clash with the Red Hands.

Tyrone, meanwhile, have made just the one change in personnel to the team that stunned Donegal in the group stages, a victory that ultimately sent Gerry Moane’s side through to the last eight.

It’s a significant change, as captain Neamh Woods returns from netball duty at the World Cup with Northern Ireland.

TG4 All Star Woods, who skippered Tyrone to the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate title, is named in the half-forward line in place of Niamh Hughes.

Saturday’s game, and the All-Ireland Minor B Final between Longford and Roscommon that precedes it, is live on the LGFA’s Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/

1 Martina O’Brien Clonakilty
2 Eimear Meaney Mourneabbey
3 Hannah Looney Aghada
4 Melissa Duggan Dohenys
5 Emma Spillane Bantry Blues
6 Shauna Kelly Araglen Desmonds Bui
7 Ashling Hutchings Fermoy
8 Maire O’Callaghan Mourneabbey
9 Orlagh Farmer Midleton
10 Áine O’Sullivan Beara
11 Ciara O’Sullivan Mourneabbey
12 Eimear Scally Éire Óg
13 Libby Coppinger St. Colum’s
14 Saoirse Noonan Nemo Rangers
15 Orla Finn Kinsale
1 Shannon Lynch Mna Na Deirge
2 Christiane Hunter St Enda’s Omagh
3 Joanne Barrett Drumragh
4 Caoileann Conway Sperrin Óg
5 Emma Brennan Trillick
6 Tori McLaughlin Sigerson’s Strabane
7 Niamh McGirr St. Macartan’s
8 Emma Jane Gervin Aodh Ruadh
9 Slaine McCarroll St. Macartan’s
10 Neamh Woods Drumragh
11 Maria Canavan Errigal Ciaran
12 Aoibhinn McHugh Aghyaran
13 Niamh O’Neill Sperrin Óg
14 Caitlin Kelly Cappagh
15 Chloe McCaffrey St. Macartan’s

Cork and Monaghan minor teams announced

Monday 5th August 2019

All-Ireland Minor A Final – ET if necessary

Cork v Monaghan; Bord na Móna O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 3pm

Cork are contesting a sixth consecutive All-Ireland Minor A Final, which is a quite remarkable record of consistency, while Monaghan have reached this stage for the first time in 20 years.

Having lost out to Galway in a magnificent Final at the Gaelic Grounds last year, Cork are back for another shot at glory, having won three successive titles from 2015-2017. Monaghan, meanwhile, will hope to add to their previous All-Ireland Minor A title wins from 1994, 1998 and 1999.

Cork gained revenge over Galway at the semi-final stage, as Monaghan enjoyed an impressive victory over Meath.

Cork can call upon seven survivors from the team that started the 2018 Final, including the same inside trio of Ellie Jack, Katie Quirke and Fiona Keating, while Abbie O’Mahony came on as a sub against Galway last year.

Monaghan will look to Hannah Sherlock and Amy Garland for attacking inspiration, as the pair scored 2-8 between them against Meath.

In Cork’s semi-final against Galway, Quirke (1-7) and Keating (1-4) were in sparkling form, bagging a combined 2-11.


1 Sarah Murphy Bride Rovers
2 Róisín Ní Chorcora Naomh Abán
3 Ellen Baker Glanmire
4 Rachel Sheehan Passage West
5 Erika O’Shea Macroom
6 Isobel Sheehan Éire Óg
7 Claudia Keane Donoughmore
8 Eve Mullins Rockbán
9 Abbie O’Mahony Glanmire
10 Cliona Dooley Ballinora
11 Jennifer Murphy Kinsale
12 Faye Ahern Kinsale
13 Ellie Jack Mourneabbey
14 Katie Quirke Bride Rovers
15 Fiona Keating Courcey Rovers
16 Caoimhe Forde Kanturk
17 Robin Fraher Nemo Rangers
18 Áine Keating Kildorrery
19 Sally McCarthy Kildorrery
20 Aoife McTaggart Nemo Rangers
21 Ciara Irwin Inch Rovers
22 Christina O’Sullivan Beara
23 Aoife Twomey Macroom
24 Ashling Cronin Mourneabbey
25 Kayla O’Connor Glanmire
26 Julie Lankford Bishopstown
27 Eva Langford Killavullen
28 Shauna Murphy Glanmire
29 Meabh Kelly Éire Óg
30 Bridget Wall Aghada


17 Emilie Culleton LATTON
18 EMMA McKEOWN Aghabog
24 Laura Walsh Killanny
25 Sarah Wilson Castleblayney
26 Sarah Warman MONAGHAN HARPS

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Inter County Fixtures

Best of luck to both Cork Seniors and Minors who are in action this weekend.


Cork Seniors begin there All Ireland quest on Saturday when they take on Cavan at 3.15pm at TEG Cusack Park Mullingar.


Cork Minors play in their All Ireland Semi Final on Sunday at 2.00pm in Nenagh against Galway.


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Cork U16s bow out at semi final stage.

Galway 3-20 Cork 1-09

HOLDERS Galway will face Meath in the All-Ireland Under 16 ‘A’ Ladies Football Final,  following Wednesday’s semi-final action.

In Cahir, a strong closing 10 minutes to the first half was key for Galway, as they claimed a 3-20 to 1-9 win over Cork.

The sides were tied on five occasions early on, before Galway found an extra gear, with Ellen Power (1-1), Laura Kelly (1-0) and Verona Crowley (1-2) finding the net on the way to a 17-point win.

In a keenly contested encounter, both sides contributed brilliantly to an excellent game of football, with Cork first to find the net.

Orlaith Roche sent a blazing effort past Galway keeper Alana Griffin in the 20th minute to put Cork 1-5 to 0-6 in front.

However, Galway responded with 1-5 unanswered before the break, including Power’s goal, and the Westerners never looked back.

Cork were held to just four points in the second half, with Crowley’s 36th minute goal handing Galway a 2-14 to 1-6 lead, before Kelly found the net for the final score of the match.

All Ireland U16 Championship Semi Finals 2019

Best wishes to Denis Mulvihill and the Cork U16 squad as they take on Galway in the the All Ireland U16 semi final on Wednesday 10th of July @ 7.00pm in Cahir GAA Grounds, Co. Tipperary

Noonan double gives Cork 13th TG4 Munster Senior Crown


Cork 2-14

Waterford 0-9

By Tomás McCarthy

Cork’s super sub could prove Cork’s super starter in 2019. Full forward Saoirse Noonan fired 2-3 from play in Fraher Field as the Rebelettes captured back-to-back TG4 Munster Ladies SFC titles and their 13th in total.

The Nemo Rangers star netted six championship goals off the bench last summer but her claims for a starting berth are becoming hard for Ephie Fitzgerald to ignore. She shot 1-2 against Kerry in the previous round and was Cork’s go-to forward again in a convincing final win. Melissa Duggan, Aishling Hutchings, Daire Kiely, Niamh Cotter and Orla Finn also featured prominently for the victors.

Waterford started brightly but rued two missed goal chances from Katie Murray in either half. Maria Delahunty sent over five points while Karen McGrath and Mairead Wall were strong at the back.

The home side, who haven’t won a provincial title since 2002, played with a stiff wind at first and Maria Delahunty kicked their opener after just 45 seconds. Michelle Ryan then flicked over a Delahunty free, while Niamh Cotter got Cork off the mark in the fifth minute before Orla Finn levelled from a free. Chloe Fennell and Kelly Ann Hogan restored Waterford’s two-point advantage.

Waterford manager Ciaran Curran packed 12 players inside their 45 to curtail Cork and it paid off when Karen McGrath made a vital intercept as Saoirse Noonan advanced on goal. The Rebelettes broke through the blanket on the quarter hour however, as Aishling Hutchings put Noonan in the clear and she slipped the ball past Rosie Landers for a 1-2 to 0-4 advantage.

A Delahunty double edged the Déise county back in front, before Delahunty then sent Katie Murray in one on one with Martina O’Brien but she blazed over the bar, which kept Waterford a point ahead.

Cork’s deadly inside duo ensured a narrow half-time lead though. Noonan set up Finn to level matters for the fourth time. Then Noonan shrugged off two Waterford backs to increase her tally to 1-1. It was then Daire Kiely’s turn to capitalise from a Cork counter attack to make it 1-6 to 0-7 at the break.

Finn, Noonan and Cotter extended Cork’s lead to five, four minutes into the second period. At the other end, Katie Murray struck the post with the goal at her mercy. The shot crashed off the inside of the post and somehow stayed out.

On 41 minutes, a slick passing move involving Cotter and Libby Coppinger was palmed to the net by the unmarked Noonan, which put Cork 2-11 to 0-7 ahead.

Finn, Ciara O’Sullivan and Noonan put the icing on the cake and a couple of late frees from Delahunty only softened Cork’s winning margin.

Scorers – Cork: S Noonan 2-3, O Finn 0-4 (2f), D Kiely 0-2, N Cotter 0-2, E Kiely 0-1, C O’Sullivan 0-1, L Coppinger 0-1.

Waterford: M Delahunty 0-5 (3f), K Murray 0-1, KA Hogan 0-1, C Fennell 0-1, M Ryan 0-1.

Cork: M O’Brien; H Looney, E Meaney, M Duggan; S Kelly, A Hutchings, E Kiely; N Cotter, O Farmer; C O’Sullivan, E Scally, D Kiely; L Coppinger, S Noonan, O Finn.

Subs: M O’Callaghan for Farmer (h-t), A O’Sullivan for Cotter (43), E Spillane for D Kiely (43), R Ní Bhuachalla for Coppinger (45) C O’Shea for Kelly (55).

Waterford: R Landers; Kate McGrath, C McGrath, M Wall; R Tobin, Karen McGrath, S Dunphy; E Murray, K Murray; K.A. Hogan, C Fennell, M Delahunty; E Fennell, M Ryan, A Wall.

Subs: L McGregor for E Fennell (44), B Valuntaite for Tobin (53).

Referee: S Mulvihill (Kerry).

This weekends Inter County Fixtures

We wish our County teams who are in action this weekend the very best of luck
  1. Cork U21 team v Kerry tomorrow, Friday, 14th June in Glenflesk at 7:30pm
  2. Cork U14 team in the U14 All Ireland semi final v Kildare in Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town on Saturday, 15th June at 2:45pm
  3. Cork Senior team in the Munster Senior Final v Waterford in Fraher Park, Dungarvan on Sunday, 16th June at 6:30pm