Donoughmore edge out Inch

A LATE point by Yvonne Twomey saw Donoughmore win the Cork Evening Echo Ladies SFC final by a solitary point in Cork IT yesterday.

A stunning second-half display by Mossie Barrett’s troops ousted the reigning All-Ireland club champions Inch, who only managed to score three points in the second half.

Two first-half goals by Mary O’Connor and the sin-binning of Donoughmore’s Regina Curtin in the 20th minute saw Inch go in at the half in front, 0-8 to 2-6, however Noel O’Connor’s side failed to ignite in the second.

Midfielder Juliet Murphy was superb for Donoughmore, kicking seven points, and the introduction of Rena Buckley in the 39th minute gave skipper Aisling Barrett’s side the boost they needed. Aisling O’Connor slung over three points, with Buckley levelling matters in the 51st minute — 0-15 to 2-9 — before Twomey kicked the winning point two minutes later.

Donoughmore will play the winners of Banner (Clare) and Sliabh Luachra (Kerry) in the Munster final on Saturday October 15. It will be a double header with the Munster junior final between Dromina (Cork) and Aherlow (Tipperary), with the venue yet to be decided.

Scorers for Donoughmore: J Murphy 0-7 (3f); A O’Connor 0-3; Y Twomey, R O’Mahony, R Curtin, A Buckley, G O’Connor and R Buckley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Inch Rovers: M O’Connor 2-3 (2f); S Harrington 0-2; AM Walsh, C Keohane, J O’Shea and J Horan 0-1 each.

DONOUGHMORE: C O’Connell; E Walsh, A Barrett (capt), L Barrett; M Dilworth, R O’Mahony, AM O’Shea; R Barrett, J Murphy; R Curtin, A O’Connor, Y Twomey; A Buckley, L O’Donoughue, G O’Connor.

Subs: R Buckley for M Dilworth (39).

INCH ROVERS: G Kearney (capt); M Kennedy, Angela Walsh, S Smiddy; Aoife Walsh, J Duffy, D O’Shea; O Cotter, Annie Walsh; J O’Shea, AM Walsh, S Harrington; J Horan, M O’Connor, C Keohane.

Subs: F Neville for S Harrington (39) and K Harrington for C Keohane (53).

Referee: C Cronin (Kinsale).

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