Cork go for 10th All Ireland win in 11 years

Cork ladies senior footballers will attempt to win an unprecedented tenth title in eleven years when Mourneabbey’s Ciara O’Sullivan leads the team on to the Croke Park sod on Sunday to take on Dublin in the All-Ireland Final, with throw-in at 4pm. This is only the third meeting between the sides in the final, the previous occasions being in 2009 and last year, the Rebels winning on both occasions. North Cork is strongly represented on the panel, with the Mourneabbey production line providing players such as Ciara O’Sullivan, Méabh O’Sullivan, Doireann O’Sullivan, Róisín O’Sullivan, Bríd O’Sullivan and Máire O’Callaghan from Mourneabbey. Liscarroll is represented by Brid Stack and Geraldine O’Flynn, while Aisling Barrett is from Donoughmore and Aisling Hutchings is from Fermoy.

The Cork camogie team has already won the All Ireland, led by Milford’s Ashling Thompson last Sunday week, and incredibly the Rebels will be bidding to complete their sixth ladies football-camogie double in ten years. Moreover two of the camogie players who were feted in Mallow and Cork city last week, Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley, will be hoping to win their second All Ireland medals of the year.

For more on Sunday’s big game, see the special All Ireland feature on pages 73 to 75.