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9th, Jun, 2013
Cork and Galway advance to U21 Ashling McGing All Ireland Final
Cork and Galway will face each other in the inaugural U21 Aishling McGing All Ireland Final on Sunday 16th of June courtesy of impressive victories over Armagh and Laois respectively in Birr on Sunday 9th June.
An impressive Galway booked their place in the U21 Final courtesy of a 5-10 to 2-12 victory over Laois in the first match of the programme and were fully deserving of their victory over a game Laois outfit. Midway through the second half a battling Laois team cut Galway’s lead to a single point before succumbing to a powerful closing quarter display from a potent Galway attack. The Westerners showed that they will be a formidable challenge for Cork in the decider.
In the other semi Armagh dominated the early exchanges notching up two points before the Rebels could get on the scoreboard. Bit by bit the Cork attack began to find their range with some fine points from Tara Maguire, Brid O’ Sullivan and Orlagh Finn. Armagh Keeper Katie Daly brought off a couple of great saves to deny Cork goals as the Rebels teamwork and speed began to cause problems for a hardworking Armagh defence. The half time whistle sounded with Cork in control at 0-12 to 0-5 but the Armagh challenge still alive courtesy of their dogged defending and excellent goalkeeping.
Armagh opened the scoring in the half but the Cork response was swift and decisive as they reeled off another three points to extend their lead. Cork continued to push forward and were rewarded with goals from Katie Ó Dea and Emma Farmer which effectively ended Armagh’s hope of a revival. Armagh to their credit fought back raising two green flags of their own to cut Cork’s lead to ten points but that was as close as they could get against a Cork outfit that were now in full flight with further goals from Emma Farmer and Tara Maguire sealing the northern girls’ fate.
The final whistle sounded with Cork notching up an impressive 5-22 to 2-10 win over a gallant Armagh team but the Rebels will know that Galway will present a massive challenge to their ambitions to be the first County to win the inaugural U21 Aishling McGing All Ireland Championship.
Congratulations to the Cork Team and Management on reaching the All Ireland Final decider on Sunday 16th June in what promises to be a great game between two evenly matched teams with great footballing pedigree.
L. Crowley (Liscarroll), A. Walsh (Inch Rovers), K. Harrington (Inch Rovers), M. Dineen (Naomh Abhan), A. Hayes (Rosscarbery), J. Ó Shea (Inch Rovers), G. Ó Sullivan (Rosscarbery), B. Ó Sullivan (Mourneabbey), S. Harrington (Inch Rovers), K. Ó Dea (Dromtaffiffe), O. Farmer (Midleton), O. Finn (Kinsale), T. Maguire(Rosscarbery), E. Farmer (Aghada), A. Cott (Castlemagner), S. Duggan (Douglas), N. Hickey (Glanmire), P. Dunne (Beara), M. Murphy (Dromtarriffe), E. Coakley (Mourneabbey), R. Mullins (Glanmire), S. Hellen (Gabriel Rangers), D. Downey (Naomh Abhan), C. Dilworth (Dromtarriffe), E. Kearns (Dromtarriffe), E. Murphy (Naomh Abhan), M. Flynn (Ballincollig), A. Ó Driscoll (Clann Na Gael), A. T Ó Sullivan (Beara), L. Williams (Inch Rovers)