Saturday 18 January 2020

Cork overpower Wexford to storm into final with Kilkenny

Cork's Briege Corkery is presented with the player of the match award by Annette N' Dhathalao' of Liberty Insurance
Cork's Briege Corkery is presented with the player of the match award by Annette N' Dhathalao' of Liberty Insurance

CORK will face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland camogie final after overpowering Wexford 1-15 to 0-8 in their semi-final replay in Walsh Park yesterday.

Katriona Mackey's first-half goal gave the Rebels a one-point lead at the interval, and they tore Wexford apart in the second half.

Despite Orla Cotter's early point for the Rebelettes, Wexford settled quickly, and a brace from Ursula Jacob either side of a Shelley Kehoe point put the 2012 champions two points clear.

However, Cork came roaring back and a Mackey point was followed by a stunning goal by the corner-forward.

A reply from Katrina Parrock was followed by three Cotter frees, and three quick-fire points from the Model women in injury-time cut the lead to 1-5 to 0-7 at the break.

Cork dominated the final half-hour, sweeping over seven unanswered points before Wexford raised their sole white flag of the half.

Pictured is Briege Corkery receiving her player of the match from Annette Ni Dhathalao of Liberty Insurance.

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