Goals from O’Connor and Aherne send Dublin through.

TG4 All-Ireland SFC semi-final

Dublin 2-11
Cork 0-11


Sinéad Aherne scored 1-3 as champions Dublin advanced to the TG4 All-Ireland Championship senior final after seeing off the challenge of their great rivals Cork.Mick Bohan’s side will now face Galway following their victory over Mayo in the first of the double-bill at Croke Park in front of a crowd of 10,886.
Dublin had lost twice to Cork in 2019 and the sides were deadlocked at 0-7 apiece at half-time following an absorbing opening half-hour of action where neither side could establish a period of dominance.Dublin scored their first goal when Cork were down a player in their full-back line with Eimear Meaney off the field. Caoimhe O’Connor applied the finish after a smart move and Aherne wrapped up the win with a late penalty.
There were a couple of late changes to both sides prior to throw-in and the returning Nicole Owens, with her heavily strapped right knee, was brought in to replace Jennifer Dunne for Dublin.
Carla Rowe gave Dublin the lead in the first minute but disaster struck three minutes later when Owens’ knee injury resurfaced and she had to exit the game.
Oonagh Whyte replaced her and she scored Dublin’s second point after Orla Finn tapped over her first of the day.
Finn hit back again but Aherne, who scored 2-5 in their quarter-final win over Kerry, cancelled that effort out.
It was back and forth with Lyndsey Davey, Niamh McEvoy and Rowe scoring for Dublin. Finn, Doireann O’Sullivan and Eimear Scally kept Cork right in the game.
The teams were level six times until Finn swung over a brilliant free in the 26th minute. Dublin’s second successful free arrived moments later when Aherne tagged on her second.
There was nothing separating the sides at the break and Cork full-back Meaney fouled Aherne for her to step up and score her third free within a minute of the resumption.
Dublin were reduced to 14 players in the 33rd minute when Niamh Collins was penalised for a foul on Doireann O’Sullivan and issued with a yellow card. Finn scored the free.
Rowe’s quickly taken free allowed her to send over her third point. And half-time substitute Noelle Healy opened up the first two-point margin when she fisted a score.
That lead was halved by Finn (free) but Meaney was sent to the line for a yellow card in the 41st minute.
Áine O’Sullivan almost scored a goal for Cork two minutes after her arrival as a substitute, but she couldn’t finish off Ciara O’Sullivan’s pass.
But Dublin substitute O’Connor took her chance when she was set up by Niamh McEvoy and Healy in the 44th minute.
Dublin extended their lead when Jennifer Dunne pointed after coming off the bench, while Áine O’Sullivan then departed on a yellow card for an off-the-ball challenge on Davey.
Finn ended Cork’s 17-minute scoring drought but Collins was fouled at the other end for Aherne to score the resultant penalty.

Scorers – Dublin: S Aherne 1-3 (1-0 pen, 3f), C O’Connor 1-0, C Rowe 0-3,  L Davey 0-1, O Whyte 0-1, N McEvoy 0-1, N Healy 0-1, J Dunne 0-1.
Cork: O Finn 0-9 (8f), D O’Sullivan 0-1, E Scally 0-1.

Dublin: C Trant; É Rutledge, N Collins, M Byrne; A Kane, S Goldrick, O Carey; L Magee, S McGrath; C Rowe, N McEvoy, L Davey; S Aherne, N Hetherton, N Owens. Subs: O Whyte for Owens (4), N Healy for Hetherton (half-time), C O’Connor for Whyte (39), J Dunne for Kane (53), K Sullivan for McEvoy (63).

Cork: M O’Brien; H Looney, E Meaney, S Kelly; A Hutchings, M Duggan, E Kiely; N Cotter, M O’Callaghan; O Farmer, C O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan; S Noonan, E Scally, O Finn. Subs: Á O’Sullivan for Cotter (39), E Spillane for Kelly (45), L Coppinger for Noonan (48), R Ní Bhuachalla for D O’Sullivan (53), D Kiely for E Kiely (53).

Ref: Maggie Farrelly (Cavan).

#TURNUPTURNON Your County needs your support


THE LGFA and Championship sponsors TG4 are urging supporters of Ladies Gaelic Football – and potential new fans – to Turn Up at next Sunday’s Senior Championship semi-finals at Croke Park, or Turn On to watch the games on TG4.

For the very first time, Croke Park will host the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals, and there’s a cracking double-bill in store at the famous venue.

At 2pm, Connacht rivals Galway and Mayo will lock horns in the quest for a Final spot at Croke Park on Sunday, September 15, before Dublin, the reigning TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions, battle it out with Lidl National League Division 1 holders Cork.

Galway and Mayo renew acquaintances after a replay was required to separate the two teams in the Provincial Final, with Galway coming out on top.

Dublin and Cork meet for the first time since the Lidl NFL Division 1 semi-final at Nowlan Park, a classic tie that went to extra-time before Cork prevailed.

This is also a repeat meeting of the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final, which was played out in front of a record 50,141 attendance at Croke Park.

If you can’t make it to the games on Sunday, the LGFA and TG4 are urging fans all over the country to Turn On TG4 and watch the matches LIVE on TV, as we launch the #TurnUpTurnOn campaign.

We’re asking pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels, other local businesses and home-owners all over Ireland and abroad to Turn on TG4 and tune in to watch the cream of the crop battle it out for the two coveted Final slots on offer.

TG4’s coverage attracts a significant TV audience in Ireland and globally on the TG4 Player www.tg4.tv.

Speaking on behalf of TG4, Director General Alan Esslemont said: “I congratulate the LGFA for creating an historic first Croke Park showcase for this year’s semi-finals, which will give the players and teams a fitting stage for two matches are certain to be very strongly contested.

“TG4 puts women’s sport at the heart of our programming strategy and we are delighted to support the #TurnUpTurnOn campaign. 

“Growing both crowds and viewers for Ladies Gaelic Football puts a spotlight on Ireland’s most popular women’s sport but also blazes a trail where we hope that other Irish female athletes can follow.

“So please, Turn Up at Croke Park on Sunday or Turn On to TG4.  If you don’t you’ll have missed something very special indeed!”

Marie Hickey, President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, commented: “We are hugely enthused by the prospect of hosting our 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals at Croke Park.

“We had a record attendance for the 2018 Finals and we’re hoping for another bumper crowd as Galway, Mayo, Dublin and Cork prepare for their semi-finals.

“The prize on offer for the winners of these games is huge, as they will play at 4pm on Sunday, September 15, in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Final.

“We would love to see a huge attendance next Sunday and we want as many people as possible to Turn Up at Croke Park.

“However, if you can’t make it to the games, we would ask as many people as possible to Turn On TG4 and watch what should be two superb exhibitions of Ladies Gaelic Football.

“I am delighted to announce this #TurnUpTurnOn campaign and I’m also urging people all over Ireland, and abroad, to send us your pictures and videos of you watching the games, and to use the #TurnUpTurnOn hashtag.” 

Everybody who uses the #TurnUpTurnOn hashtag during the build-up to next Sunday’s games, and on matchday itself, will be entered into a draw to win tickets for the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Finals on Sunday, September 15.

It doesn’t matter whether whether you’re planning to travel to Croke Park or watch on TV – you’re still eligible to enter by posting your pictures and messages with the #TurnUpTurnOn hashtag.

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship semi-finals

Sunday August 25

Galway v Mayo; Croke Park, 2pm (LIVE, TG4 https://bit.ly/2PRgom8)

Dublin v Cork; Croke Park, 3.45pm (LIVE, TG4 https://bit.ly/2PRgom8)

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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