Munster Senior Camogie Championship Final – Cork 1-14 Tipperary 2-6

Cotter points the way for Cork

By Fiona Casey for the Irish Examiner web site

Cork 1-14 Tipperary 2-6

Orla Cotter inspired Cork’s senior camogie side to a Munster title and a spot of revenge over holders Tipperary. Cork started well and opened the scoring after 15 seconds with a point from Cotter. Briege Corkery was her usual busy self and contributed a point soon after. Tipperary relied on All Star Jill Horan at midfield to pull the strings, but Milford’s Aisling Thompson lorded it all evening there and snuffed out the threat. By half time, following a Katrina Mackey goal, Cork led 1-7 to 0-3.

Tipperary came out fighting in the second half with goals from Brid Quinn and Nicole Walsh and when Jill Horan sent over a cracker from play it was game on. However Cork didn’t panic and Cotter slotted over four points to keep them in front. Again Jill Horan was tormenting the Cork backline, and when Nicole Walsh pointed in the 56th minute, only three separated the sides. But time ran out for the Premier County.

CORK: A Murray; P Mackey, R Buckley, J O’Callaghan; D Cronin, A Geary, C Sugrue; O Cotter (0-8, 3 45s), A Thompson, J O’Leary (0-3, 0-1f), B Corkery (0-1), E O’Sullivan (0-1), K Mackey (1-1), S Burns, D O’Callaghan.

Subs: J Kavanagh, E White, A Walsh, L Weste, L O’Connell, M Walsh, J White.

TIPPERARY: R Burke; T Ryan, J Kirwan, L McLoughlin; J McGrath, G Grace, S Larkin; M Teehan, J Horan (0-2); N Walsh (1-2, 0-1f), B Quinn (1-1), N Flanagan; A Fogarty, C Kennedy (0-1), T Kennedy.

Subs: C Holohan, A Kennedy, C Kennedy, N Harrington, S O’Neill, J Burke, C Johnston, S McGrath, A McLoughney, A McGrath, C Kennedy, A Kennedy, A Ryan, M Graham, C Devane.