DUBLIN TO PLAY CORK IN TG4 ALL IRELAND FINAL.
TG4 All Ireland Final 2014
Dublin v Cork,
Sunday September 28th,
Dublin’s Ladies Football Squad will take on Cork in this years highly anticipated TG4 All Ireland Final after Cork easily dispatched of Armagh this afternoon in their Semi Final on a scoreline of Cork 5-16, Armagh 2-11. This will be Corks ninth All Ireland Final in ten years.
This will be the third meeting between Dublin and Cork this year. The first meeting in the League finished in a draw, it was a game Dublin could and should have won.
The sides next met in the league final which was played in Parnell Park and was a tense,tight and entertaining affair with Cork narrowly coming out on top on the day. It was another game that could have gone either way and a couple of uncharacteristic wides by Dublin late in the game was the difference on the day.
Dublin have come on leaps and bounds since that league final and have been very impressive throughout the championship. They steamrolled every opponent in Leinster and any doubts that they were ill prepared for the business end of the championship because of the lack of a challenge in Leinster were quickly dismissed with two brilliant displays firstly in their quarter final clash with a resolute Kerry team that parked the preverbal bus in front of goal in a clast iron blanket defence that Dublin tore to shreds.
And then in their Semi Final against a very talented Galway side,Dublin showed their class and character with a display which showed their full range of skills and battling qualities when they went down to fourteen players in the last quarter of the game with the game still in the melting pot. Dublin defended that last quarter with a master class in forcing turnovers of the ball and they threw their bodies on the line in pursuit of victory.
It promises to be a cracking All Ireland Final between the current kingpins of ladies football over the last decade in the shape of Cork and the rising power of the east in the form of Dublin who have the perfect mix of youth and experience. That youth has already won the under twenty one All Ireland title earlier in the year and is mixed in with the experienced players who won Dublin’s only Senior All Ireland Title back in 2010 and they are ready to claim the throne and rule ladies football for the foreseeable future.
So fellow Dublin supporters let’s fill Croke Park on the 28th of September and be the 16th player on the day and roar our Senior Ladies on to victory. Dublin’s ladies football is on the verge of something special let’s do our part and get behind our brilliant girls in blue. -Nigel