Cork skipper O'Donoghue returns for final

2002 winning skipper Una O'Donoghue is to start for Cork in Sunday's Foras Na Gaeilge All-Ireland camogie final at Croke Park.

2002 winning skipper Una O'Donoghue is to start for Cork in Sunday's Foras Na Gaeilge All-Ireland camogie final at Croke Park.

O'Donoghue, who struck the Rebels' final point as a substitute in last month's 3-9 to 1-4 semi-final win over Galway, replaces Elaine Burke at right corner forward, and is one of 10 players to start in consecutive finals for Cork.

Last season saw them defeated 2-11 to 1-11 by Tipperary, who claimed their fourth title in five years, and again the Premier county are their opposition in the decider.

New Cork boss John Considine adds one positional switch with captain Stephanie Dunlea and Rosaire Holland swapping in the full-back line.

Dunlea, a deserved All-star last season, is hopeful for a Cork win in the sport's centenary year.

"We lost out in the semi-final of the League and in the Munster final against Tipp, after we beat them in the first round," said the Cloughduv woman.

"So we owe them one really. We've brought in a number of new players this year, and haven't been firing on all cylinders yet. But hopefully we can repeat the hurlers' heroics on Sunday."

Cork's Juniors are also through to their respective final, and line-out in the curtain raiser (1.30pm), against Ulster champions Down. The Mourne women defeated Derry for the first time in 13 seasons in June.

Cork (SC v Tipperary): A Murray; J O'Callaghan, S Dunlea (Capt), R Holland; P O'Connor, M O'Connor, R Buckley; G O'Connor, V Harris; R Moloney, E Dillon, J O'Leary; U O'Donoghue, E Watson, C Desmond.

Subs: G Casey, E Burke, A Geary, S Burns, N Ahern, L O'Connell, R Curtin, C Healy, B Corkery.

Cork (JC v Down): E Clifford; G Kearney, E O'Riordan, N Goulding; J Browne, A O'Regan, M Holland; V O'Sullivan, V O'Keeffe (Capt); M O'Connell, S O'Donovan, E Bugler; E O'Farrell, M Deasy, M Jago. Subs: G Harrington, M Hegarty,J Duffy, K Hickey, G Collins, M Coleman,L Hawkes, M Buckley, H O'Regan.

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