Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final – Cork 2-17 Tipperary 0-10

Cork defeated Tipperary by 2-17 to 0-10 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday August 1st at Semple Stadium Thurles.

All-Ireland champions Cork produced a power-packed second half performance to return to the semi-finals after a 2-17 to 0-10 victory over Tipperary. Cork only had a point to spare when the teams met in the Munster final and this was just as tight in the first half, with the goal just before the interval from Amy O’Connor a critical turning point.

Cáit Devane continued her sharpshooting form of the campaign with five points, augmented by contributions from Mairead Teehan and Gemma Grace that looked likely to send Tipp into the interval leading. Ashling Thompson, Orla Cotter, Orla Cronin and Julia White all kept the Leesiders in touch just two points down before O’Connor made it 1-6 to 0-8.

Paudie Murray’s outfit roared out of the traps in the second half and another goal, this time from Katrina Mackey pushed them four clear. Tipperary had Brid Quinn sent off for a second yellow card soon after and Cork capitalised on the numerical advantage, with O’Connor in particular causing carnage, while Mackey and Briege Corkery also raised whited flags. Devane scored Tipp’s only two points in the second half and not even the late dismissal of Gemma O’Connor, also for a second yellow card, could derail the champs.

Report by Daragh Ó Conchúir