Reigning Champions Cork Quickly Built Up A Nine Point Lead

Dublin Camogie player Aoibhe Dillon In Action against All ireland Champions Cork

Dublin 0-09

Cork 2-20

Dublin’s Senior Camogie team had no answers to rampant All Ireland reigning champions Cork this afternoon in their third round Liberty Insurance All Ireland Camogie championship encounter in Parnells GAA club.

The game was all but over by half-time as Cork built up a commanding fourteen point lead as they cut Dublin open with a combination of slick interplay, off the shoulder running and accurate passing and shooting.

Dublin were much more competitive in the second half and the introduction of Alex Griffin, Aoibhe Dillon, Siobhan Kehoe and Ellen McGovern gave them a greater threat up front.

Reigning All Ireland Champions Cork got off to a great start quickly building up a 1-06 to no score lead inside the opening 12 minutes.

Hannah Looney, Orla Cotter(2), Katrina Mackey(2) and Linda Collins with the points and Collins finished off a sweeping move with the games opening goal.

With Dublin struggling to get anything going up front it took the Sky Blues 16 minutes to register their first score of the game a converted free from Aisling Maher.

It was a short respite, Cork won the puck-out and cut through the Dublin rearguard with ease and Amy O’Connor finished to the net. Points from Katrina Mackey and Briege Corkery ended the Cork lead.

A fine point from the left by Sinead Wylde and a converted 45’ from Aisling Maher cut into the ever growing Cork lead.

But Cork finished the half strongly and points from Chloe Sigerson(2) and Orla Cotter sent the girls from the Rebel County in at the break with a huge 14 point lead.

Franks Browne’s Dublin side needed a quick start to the second half and got exactly that as they outscored Cork three points to one. A double from Ali Twomey and one from Orla Beagan for Dublin and Hannah Looney with the Cork reply left 12 between the sides.

Linda Collins and Alex Griffin swapped points but Cork hit for home with four unanswered points from Julia White, Amy O’Connor, Linda Collins and Orla Cotter.

Dublin responded with two of their own from Aoibhe Dillon and Orla Beagan but points from Orla Cotter(2) and Cliona Healy sealed a well deserved win for Cork.

Dublin Scorers:

14. Aisling Maher 0-02 (2f)

12. Ali Twomey 0-02

9. Orla Beagan 0-02

13. Sinead Wylde 0-01

17. Alex Griffin 0-01

19. Aoibhe Dillon 0-01

Cork Scorers:

12. Orla Cotter 0-06 (4f)

14. Linda Collins 1-03

10. Amy O’Connor 1-01

13. Katrina Mackey 0-03

15. Hannah Looney 0-02

7. Chloe Sigerson 0-02

20. Briege Corkery 0-01

8. Julia White 0-01

26. Cliona Healy 0-01

Dublin:

1. Ciara Tierney

2. Orla Gray

3. Eve O’Brien

4. Deirdre Johnstone

5. Róisín Baker

6. Aisling Carolan

7. Emma O’Byrne

8. Grainne Quinn

9. Orla Beagan

10. Martha O’Donoghue

11. Laura Twomey

12. Ali Twomey

13. Sinéad Wylde

14. Aisling Maher

15. Kerrie Finnegan

Dublin Substitutions:

17. Alex Griffin for 10. Martha O’Donoghue (27)

25. Siobhan Kehoe for 14. Aisling Maher (37)

22. Emma Flanagan for 7. Emma O’Byrne (42)

19. Aoibhe Dillon for 13. Sinead Wylde (47)

21. Ellen McGovern for 15. Kerrie Finnegan (54)

Cork:

1. Aoife Murray

17. Niamh O’Callaghan

22. Laura Hayes

4. Pamela Clarke

5. Libby Coppinger

6. Gemma O’Connor

7. Chloe Sigerson

8. Julia White

20. Briege Corkery

10. Amy O’Connor

25. Ciara McCarthy

12. Orla Cotter

13. Katrina Mackey

14. Linda Collins

15. Hannah Looney

Cork Substitutions:

19. Niamh McCarthy for 13. Katrina Mackey (38)

27. Katelyn Hickey for 20. Briege Corkery (42)

26. Cliona Healy for 25. Ciara McCarthy (48)

2. Leanne O’Sulivan for 17. Niamh O’Callaghan (54)