WATCH: Twitter reacts to 'aggressive' handshakes as Kilkenny shock Cork in camogie final
Published 11/09/2016 | 18:08
Kilkenny ended a 22-year wait for a senior All-Ireland camogie title with a 1-13 to 1-9 victory over three-in-a-row chasing Cork at Croke Park.
The Cats were deserving winners as they bridged the gap to the team of 1994 in an absorbing game at GAA HQ.
The drama kicked off before the sliotar was thrown in as Cork adopted an aggressive approach to the team handshakes.
It prompted a lot of reaction on social media:
Handbags at the Camogie final https://t.co/yRzv6Lba9y— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) September 11, 2016
Cork are feeling the wrath of some angry cats,Hannah looney will think twice about provoking her opponent in the handshake again #Camogie— Emmett Egan (@EmmettEganSC) September 11, 2016
If I were the KK camogie team I'd be doing my shoving during the game, not during the handshake ...— Anne-Marie Flynn (@thecailinrua) September 11, 2016
I think the handshake pre match for all codes should stop, #Camogie just showed that.— Richie (@Richiethehump) September 11, 2016
When the action did begin, Kilkenny had the better of things and could have had an early goal but Michelle Quilty's effort was just wide.
They led 0-8 to 0-6 at the break with Cork almost finding the net but Aoife Murray's penalty was deflected over by Kilkenny midfielder Ann Dalton.
Kilkenny were more clinical in the second half and Shelly Farrell's goal put them in control.
Cork finished the game with 14 players after Gemma O'Connor was shown two yellow cards in a matter of minutes.
A late goal from Orla Cotter was only a consolation for the Rebelettes on a famous day for Kilkenny camogie after they also won the intermediate final earlier in the day.