Tipp bid to retain title

Cork and Tipperary contest today's Foras na Gaeilge All-Ireland Senior Camogie final at Croke Park, in a repeat of last year's decider.

Cork and Tipperary contest today's Foras na Gaeilge All-Ireland Senior Camogie final at Croke Park, in a repeat of last year's decider.

Reigning champions Tipperary are looking for back-to-back titles, while the Rebels are looking to win back the title they lost to the Premier County last year and add to the senior hurlers' haul.

Both sides are also aiming for the accolade of All-Ireland champions in Camogie's centenary year.

Tipp boss Raymie Ryan has recalled Premier captain Joanne Ryan for today's clash.

The Drom-Inch attacker, who came off the bench in last month's 1-10 to 2-5 semi-final win over Wexford, replaces Emily Hayden at centre-forward.

Meanwhile, the Rebels have named 10 of their starters from last year's final. Their side includes Paula O'Connor, the sister of hurling captain Ben and his twin Jerry.

Stephanie Dunlea will again captain the Rebels and her experience is crucial - she is a veteran who has won five All-Ireland senior and seven National League medals.

Tipperary have just two Croke Park debutantes in their ranks - Julie Kirwan and Clonoulty/Rossmore club woman Jill Horan.

Team of the century member Deirdre Hughes is at full-forward, flanked by Eimear McDonnell and Horan.

A series of events have been planned around the centenary celebrations today.

Jubilee team Antrim will be introduced on the field before the senior game and five young children will represent Gaelic Games - rounders, handball, ladies football, hurling and camogie.

More than 2,500 children, representing country-wide primary schools, will make a 'C100' formation on the pitch.

Yesterday, a record 60 clubs took part in the Kilmacud Sevens tournament.

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

TIPP (SC v Cork): J Delaney; S Kelly, U O'Dwyer, J Kirwan; S Nealon, C Gaynor, T Brophy; A McDermott, P Fogarty; N Kennedy, J Ryan, C Grogan; E McDonnell, D Hughes, J Horan.

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