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Cork Rebels battle from behind to take victory in final seconds

By Colm O’Connor
REIGNING champions Cork staged a dramatic second half comeback to earn a narrow Suzuki Ladies National Football League Division 1B win over Galway at Tuam yesterday, 0-10 to 0-9.

Cork, who are reigning league and All-Ireland champions, trailed 0-3 to 0-7 at half-time but in front of a crowd of almost 400 the Rebels battled back to beat Galway, with Angela Walsh kicking the winner in the dying seconds.

The game was a repeat of last year's league decider but there was to be no revenge for Galway with points from Juliet Murphy, Regina Curtin and Walsh pushing Cork to victory.

Galway started the game strongly and points from Gillian Joyce (2), Niamh Duggan and Lorna Joyce put them 0-4 to no score ahead. Cork's first point of the match arrived in the 22nd minute from a Nollaig Cleary free.

Galway responded with a brace from Ann Marie McDonagh and Annette Clarke but Cork clawed their way back with scores from Geraldine O'Flynn and Murphy before the break.

The Rebels burst out of the blocks on the resumption with three successive points two from Curtin and one from Rena Buckley reducing the deficit to the minimum.

The sides swapped scores thereafter before three late points by Cork the winning one coming from the boot of Walsh in the dying seconds.

Meanwhile, Meath beat Roscommon in the other Division 1B clash of the afternoon with a comprehensive 2-19 to 0-5 victory in Walterstown.

In Division 1A, Mayo had a 0-18 to 0-12 win over Kerry in Kilcummin, while managerless Dublin endured a long journey home from Waterford after going down 3-11 to 0-13.

In Division 2A, Sligo annihilated Limerick 6-12 to 0-3, while Laois beat Louth 6-9 to 2-4 in Stradbally. Tipperary accounted for Wexford, 2-9 to 1-10, in Division 2B while in Division 3A Leitrim were too strong for Carlow, 4-12 to 2-1.

Finally, Wicklow beat Kilkenny 2-14 to 2-2 in their Division 3B clash at Dunlavin.

 

Cork Rebels battle from behind to take victory in final seconds

By Colm O’Connor
REIGNING champions Cork staged a dramatic second half comeback to earn a narrow Suzuki Ladies National Football League Division 1B win over Galway at Tuam yesterday, 0-10 to 0-9.

Cork, who are reigning league and All-Ireland champions, trailed 0-3 to 0-7 at half-time but in front of a crowd of almost 400 the Rebels battled back to beat Galway, with Angela Walsh kicking the winner in the dying seconds.

The game was a repeat of last year's league decider but there was to be no revenge for Galway with points from Juliet Murphy, Regina Curtin and Walsh pushing Cork to victory.

Galway started the game strongly and points from Gillian Joyce (2), Niamh Duggan and Lorna Joyce put them 0-4 to no score ahead. Cork's first point of the match arrived in the 22nd minute from a Nollaig Cleary free.

Galway responded with a brace from Ann Marie McDonagh and Annette Clarke but Cork clawed their way back with scores from Geraldine O'Flynn and Murphy before the break.

The Rebels burst out of the blocks on the resumption with three successive points two from Curtin and one from Rena Buckley reducing the deficit to the minimum.

The sides swapped scores thereafter before three late points by Cork the winning one coming from the boot of Walsh in the dying seconds.

Meanwhile, Meath beat Roscommon in the other Division 1B clash of the afternoon with a comprehensive 2-19 to 0-5 victory in Walterstown.

In Division 1A, Mayo had a 0-18 to 0-12 win over Kerry in Kilcummin, while managerless Dublin endured a long journey home from Waterford after going down 3-11 to 0-13.

In Division 2A, Sligo annihilated Limerick 6-12 to 0-3, while Laois beat Louth 6-9 to 2-4 in Stradbally. Tipperary accounted for Wexford, 2-9 to 1-10, in Division 2B while in Division 3A Leitrim were too strong for Carlow, 4-12 to 2-1.

Finally, Wicklow beat Kilkenny 2-14 to 2-2 in their Division 3B clash at Dunlavin.