All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Final – Tipperary vs. Cork – Result

24/08/2008
Tipperary lost to Cork by 3-14 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Final on Sunday at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.

Cork will now play Galway in the All-Ireland Final on September 14th.

Camogie round up.

 

By Jackie Cahill.

CORK and Galway will lock horns in the Gala All-Ireland senior camogie championship final on September 14 after coming through their semi-finals with varying degrees of difficulty at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park on Sunday.

Last year’s beaten finalists Cork proved far too good for Munster rivals Tipperary in the first game of an entertaining double bill, played out in front of some 4,000 spectators.

The Rebelettes ran out 3-14 to 0-10 winners against the Premier County and will start as favourites against Galway in what will be a repeat of the 1998 decider.

In the afternoon’s opening game, Cork overturned a 0-7 to 0-5 half-time deficit as second half goals from Rachel Moloney, Una O’Donoghue and substitute Elaine O’Riordan helped to secure a comfortable 13-point victory.

Both goalkeepers, Cork’s Aoife Murray and Tipp’s Paula Ryan, made some good saves throughout but after the sides were level at 0-8 apiece 12 minutes after half-time, the winners soon embarked on a devastating scoring burst.

Moloney scored a superb overhead goal in the 43rd minute, O’Donoghue bombed through for a superb solo effort just three minutes later and O’Riordan touched home the impressive Orla Cotter’s lengthy delivery for Cork’s third major in stoppage time.

Moloney was Cork’s leading player with a 1-7 haul on a day when eight players registered scores from play.

Allstar Claire Grogan was Tipp’s top scorer with five points, including three from play, but John McGrath’s charges struggled to live with the pace of Cork’s play.

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Gala All-Ireland senior camogie championship semi-final details:

CORK: A Murray; L O’Connell, C Foley, J O’Callaghan; G O’Connor, M O’Connor, S Hayes; O Cotter, L Dorgan; A O’Regan, U O’Donoghue, E O’Sullivan; S Burns, R Moloney, B Corkery.
SUBS: E O’Farrell for Dorgan (h/t), E O’Riordan for Burns (57m), J Duffy for O’Connor (59m), R Holland for O’Callaghan (60m).

TIPPERARY: P Ryan; S Kelly, M Luttrell, J Kirwin; P Bulfin, T O’Halloran, M Ryan; J Horan, J Ryan; C Hennessy, C Grogan, P Fogarty; G Kinnane, E Hayden, M Morrissey.
SUBS: M Shortt for Morrissey (h/t), T Shortt for Kinnane (48m), M Tynan for Kirwin (58m), S Larkin for Horan (59m).

Referee: Frank McDonald (Armagh).

Scorers for Cork: R Moloney 1-7 (0-3f, 0-1 45), U O’Donoghue & E O’Riordan 1-0 each, G O’Connor & E O’Sullivan 0-2 each, S Burns, O Cotter & E O’Farrell 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: C Grogan 0-5 (2 45s), J Ryan 0-2, P Fogarty, C Hennessy & E Hayden 0-1 each.



Gala All Ireland Senior Camogie Semi Final

 

Cork 3.14  Tipperary 0.10

Half time in any match can be either  a blessing  or a scourge to competing teams. In the case in last Sunday’s semi final in Nowlan Park it was a blessing to Cork who were able to regroup, but was a scourge to Tipperary who failed to continue the momentum they had in the first half. Tipp were leading at half time 7points to Cork’s 5points.

Cork won the toss & opted to play against a strong wind in the first half, but Cork were first out of the traps with their first point in the 3rd minute. Tipp hit three wides before Emily Hayden registered their first in the 6th minute, followed by a point from Cora Hennessy which was denied by the umpires but given by the referee. The Tipp attack were not able to capitalise on the possession & all too often Cork were able to play the ball out of defence too easily or the Tipp forwards fouled & lifted the siege for Cork. Fifteen minutes into the game both sides were level on 3 a piece. The height advantage that Cork’s Amanda O Regan had over Tipp’s Mary Ryan was being well utilised by Cork who switched many of their attacks to that wing, but eventually Mary  settled to her task & dealt with Cork’s tactics. Cork had some goal chances denied by Tipp’s defence & goalie & meanwhile Tipp scored 3 points in a row from Claire Grogan before Cork got one back, & then Claire & Joanne Ryan scored for Tipp before Cork got one back before half time to leave two points between the teams. Throughout the first half Cork seemed very unsettled on the ball & their first touch wasn’t as crisp as they would have liked, credit in no small way to the Tipperary girls constant hassling & tackles.

Would the second half provide a shock result? Could Tipp continue their work rate?

Cork got the start that Tipp wanted & after 7 minutes the sides were level. Gemma O Connor at wing back for Cork was starting to come into the game in a forceful way & led the Cork attack to pick off a point of her own & set up other attacks. The fact that the Tipp half forward line was playing close to centre field also did nothing to help Tipp’s cause. It was 13 minutes before Tipp’s Philly Fogarty registered their first score in the 2nd half, but almost immediately Cork answered with a long floating high ball into the square where Cork’s Rachel Moloney pulled & the ball found the back of Tipp’s net. The floodgates opened from here on & Cork scored another 2.05. Tipp continued to plug away & managed two more points from play. There were goal chances for Tipp with a good run from Jill Horan who had her shot saved, & Cork also had other goal chances saved by Paula Ryan & Tipp’s defence.
All associated with this panel were disappointed with the result but were complimentary with the display & effort given by the Tipp girls. Speaking after the match, selector Damien Younge felt that the final score didn’t reflect the effort the girls gave & the commitment they showed throughout the game.

Cork were deserving winners on the day & on their second half performance will prove a difficult team to beat in the final.

Tipperary; Paula Ryan, Suzanne Kelly, Mairead Luttrell, Julie Kirwin, Paula Bulfin,
Tishy O Halloran, Mary Ryan, Philly Fogarty(0.01), Jill Horan, Cora Hennessy(0.01), Emily Hayden(0.01), Joanne Ryan(0.02), Geraldine Kinnane, Mairead Morrissey, Claire Grogan(0.05).
Subs used; Michelle Shortt, Sabrina Larkin, Maria Tynan, Therese Shortt.

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