Friday 24 November 2017

Farmers produce final yield for Cork

Orlagh Farmer in action for Cork
Orlagh Farmer in action for Cork

Holders Cork have set up a clash with Dublin in the Tesco Homegrown Ladies NFL Division 1 final.

The Rebels will be looking to win an eighth league title in 10 years after they overcame Kerry by 3-13 to 3-8 at Dromcollogher/Broadford in Limerick, while at Kingscourt in Cavan, Dublin maintained their unbeaten record in this year's campaign as they beat Monaghan by 4-15 to 1-20.

Cork's Orlagh Farmer scored a goal for them inside two minutes. A pair of green flags from Kerry's Denise Hallissey and Deirdre Corridan got them back in contention, and with half-time approaching, they trailed by just a point, 1-7 to 2-3.

Emma Farmer's 29th-minute penalty settled Cork again, however, and after Kerry star Bernie Breen was yellow-carded early in the second half, Emma Farmer netted another spot-kick. Another Hallissey goal ensured that Kerry stayed in touch, but Cork did enough to reach the May 10 decider.

Lindsay Peat, meanwhile, scored 3-1 for the Sky Blues as they prevailed by four points against Monaghan. Dublin led 2-10 to 0-8 at half-time but Caitriona McConnell's penalty underpinned a Monaghan revival that came up short.

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