Live updates on www.twitter.com/wearedub and www.wearedublin.com from Dublin’s TG4 Senior Ladies Championship Final against Cork
Dublin v Cork
Sunday, September 16th. 4:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
They’re calling it Judgement day for Dublin and Cork, And there certainly is a massive sense of unfinished business surrounding this year’s TG4 Senior Ladies Championship Final. Dublin have never beaten Cork in a senior decider. They’ve suffered defeats at the hands of the Rebelettes in 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2016. But the Mick Bohan’s side are current holders and eager to set the record straight against their old rivals.
The scene is set for this afternoon’s colossal encounter. Dublin, carrying 14 of last year’s final starters, take on Cork with just seven starting survivors from the 2016 decider. And it’s a role reversal of sorts as Cork were the more established team in previous finals. Dublin were viewed as transitional and on the rise.
Now, it’s the girls in blue who are the dominant force while Cork have been shorn of a host of former All-Ireland medallists and legendary figures in recent years. While both sides have been scoring heavily throughout the championship, recent history suggest that this could be another tight and tense encounter.
In their five outings, including the Leinster final, Dublin have amassed 20-66, or an average of 4-13 per game. In six matches, and taking the Munster championship into account, Cork have scored 25-80.
But the defence that holds up best could well determine the outcome of this one, and both teams are well stocked in that regard with leading stars. The respective goalkeepers, Dublin’s Ciara Trant and Cork’s Martina O’Brien, have also enjoyed excellent campaigns.
Last year’s final between Dublin and Mayo attracted 46,286 to Croke Park and today’s attendance is expected to be as high as fans will clamber to get a look at this truly mouth watering spectacle.
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