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17th, Feb, 2013
Cork make it back to back wins in Tesco Homegrown National League
Cork 3-15 Tyrone 0-13
Cork made it back to back victories in the Tesco Homegrown National League in Killeagh on Sun 17th February.
Cork Captain Anne Marie Walsh (Inch Rovers) had the honour of leading her team out against Tyrone for the Round 3 clash as her home club hosted the visit of the northern girls.
On a day when the strong wind made scoring difficult both teams put in a fine effort with the slick work of the Cork girls and the scoring boot of Valarie Mulcahy (1-9) proving decisive on the day.
Cork won the toss and elected with play with the aid of a strong breeze in the opening half and were soon into their with a pointed free from Valarie Mulcahy and a goal from Emma Farmer who got on the end of a pass from Doireann O’ Sullivan after the Cork girls had cut through the centre of the Tyrone defence.
The Cork goal seemed to spur on the Tyrone girls who began to enjoy their best spell of the game as they got to grips with the game around the middle sector. Two points from Tyrone’s top scorer Gemma Begley reduced Cork’s lead to two points but this was as good as it got for the Tyrone girls as Cork slowly reasserted their early dominance to notch up a tally of 1-9 without reply in a crucial 15 minute spell Corks’s second goal coming when Orla Finn was on hand to finish to the net when Tyrone failed to clear their lines from a Valarie Mulcahy free.
Two late points from Gemma Begley brought the half time score to 2-10 to 0-4 with the Tyrone girls having to chase down a bigh lead in the second half.
Despite playing into a stiff breeze in the second half it was the Cork girls who opened the scoring courtesy of a Valarie Mulcahy free. Tyrone responded with 2 points before Orlagh Farmer added a point for the Rebels.
The game ended as a contest when Valarie Mulcahy steeped up to slot home a penalty leaving the Cork girls leading by 3-10 to 0-7 with 10 minutes of the second half played.
Tyrone to their credit continued to chase the game and added some fine points in the second half but the Cork defence marshalled by full back Bríd Stack stood solid denying Tyrone the goal chance they so desperately needed to reignite their challenge.
Referee Sean Joy (Kerry) sounded the final whistle with the Cork girls winning comfortably on a margin of 3-15 to 0-13.
Next up for the Rebels will be a Round 4 clash with Dublin on March 3rd. This will be a home girls for Cork who will be hoping to make it three from three on Leeside.
L. Crowley (Liscarroll), A.M. Walsh Capt. (Inch Rovers), B. Stack (Liscarroll), A. Barrett (Donoughmore), V. Foley (St. Vals), B. Corkery (St. Vals), E. Aherne (Bride Rovers), A. Walsh (Inch Rovers), R. Buckley (Donoughmore), O. Farmer (Midleton), D. O’ Sullivan (Mourneabbey), O. Finn (Kinsale), V. Mulcahy (Rockbán), E. Farmer (Aghada), R. Ní Bhuachalla (Naomh Fionbarra)
Subs – S. Kelly (Boherbue, N. Ní Chaoimh (Erins Own), R. O’ Sullivan (Mourneabbey), S. Harrington (Inch Rovers), A. Hayes (Rosscarbery, A. Cott (Castlemagner), E. Scally (Eire Óg), M. O’ Callaghan (Mourneabbey), R. Phelan (Aghada), J. Barry (Bride Rovers)
Cork scorers – Valarie. Mulcahy (1-9), Orla Finn (1-1), Emma Farmer (1-0), Orlagh Farmer (0-2), Doireann O’ Sullivan (0-2), Rhona Ní Bhuachalla