Thursday 19 July 2018

Bohan insists there is work to do after Cork victory

 

Orla Finn of Cork in action against Ciara Trant and Martha Byrne, behind, of Dublin. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Orla Finn of Cork in action against Ciara Trant and Martha Byrne, behind, of Dublin. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
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Although Dublin are unbeaten in Division 1, manager Mick Bohan insists his side were disappointed with a one-point win over Cork on Saturday.

The reigning All-Ireland champions made it three wins from three as they recorded a first-ever win over six-in-a-row chasing Cork at Croke Park.

Olwen Carey bagged two goals and Carla Rowe clocked their third as they held on for a 3-9 to 1-14 victory after a late fightback from the Rebels.

"We were very disappointed," Bohan said afterwards, after they saw an eight-point lead diminish to one in the final 20 minutes.

"We stopped doing the things we had been doing so well and just went into our shell."

Mayo survived a late Galway onslaught at Pearse Stadium to seal their second win of the campaign yesterday.

Noelle Healy of Dublin. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Noelle Healy of Dublin. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Elaine Murphy pulled off a late save to deny Emma Reaney and ensure a 2-07 to 1-07 victory.

"It is relief in the end," Leahy told TG4 afterwards. "But it's February football. Results are important, but performances are more important."

Elsewhere in the top flight, Monaghan and Kerry's clash was called off and the meeting of Westmeath and Donegal was abandoned in the second-half due to adverse weather conditions.

In Division 2, just two fixtures went ahead, with Cavan and Waterford recording wins.

The Breffni County and Clare served up a six-goal thriller in tough playing conditions in Doonbeg, as James Daly's Cavan ran out 3-10 to 3-5 winners.

Meanwhile, Waterford put Laois to the sword in Ratheniska on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-5.

Carla Rowe of Dublin in action against Shauna Kelly of Cork. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Carla Rowe of Dublin in action against Shauna Kelly of Cork. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

In Division 3, just one game went ahead as Wexford beat Kildare in Hawkfield.

In Division 4 there were wins for Carlow, Fermanagh and Antrim.

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