Cork see off a gritty Wexford
All-Ireland Camogie Semi-final Cork 0-19 Wexford 0-15
(After extra time)
Cork displayed all the traits that have won them the last two Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie titles to finally put a gritty Wexford away after extra time.
There had never been more than two points between the teams and they were deadlocked after 70 minutes on 0-14 apiece. The shackles finally came off in the added 20 minutes, although weariness undoubtedly contributed to the increased space for both sides.
Wexford’s Kate Kelly took advantage first and lofted a mammoth score from a free in the middle of the field and the 36-year-old’s eighth point pushed Wexford ahead.
They weren’t to score again though as Cork finally opened up and registered the last five points to see out a hard-fought win.
SCORERS – Cork: O Cotter 0-5 (2fs, 1 45); H Looney 0-4; K Mackey, B Corkery 0-3 each; A Thompson 0-2; E O’Sullivan, P Mackey 0-1 each Wexford: K Kelly 0-8 (7fs, 1 45), Ú Sinnott 0-1, E Walsh 0-2, Ú Leacy 0-1, K Parrock 0-2, M Leacy 0-1
CORK: A Murray, L O’Sullivan, R Buckley, L Treacy, M Cahalane, G O’Connor, P Mackey, O Cotter, A Thompson, H Looney, O Cronin, K Mackey, A O’Connor, B Corkery, E O’Sullivan. Subs: J Hosford for Cronin (70)
WEXFORD: M D’Arcy, K Atkinson, S Nolan, C Storey, S O’Connor, M Leacy, D Codd, E Walsh, Shelly Kehoe, Ú Sinnott, K Parrock, Stacey Kehoe, K Kelly, Ú Leacy, L Bolger. Subs: C Foxe for Sinnott (48), L O’Leary for Codd (70+1), Sinnott for Bolger (79)
REF: O Elliott (Antrim)