Cork (2-12) vs Tipperary (2-7)

Cork (2-12) vs Tipperary (2-7)Apr 2

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Cork 2-12 Tipperary 2-7

Cork laid the foundation for victory in the Under 16 A final with a solid opening half performance whilst playing against the stiff breeze in Ballyagran yesterday. Leading 1-8 to 1-5 at the interval they worked hard to hold their lead through a tough second half where Tipperary threw everything they had at them but with their full back line superb they held solid. As the game wore to its conclusion and cork held a four point lead Tipp battled to get on parity but with captain Cliona O’ Leary leading by example  from defence Cork were not going to be denied.

Ellen Murphy pointed early to settle Cork Tipp sharp shooter Emer mc Grath had them on level from a forty five but points from Ellen and Emma Murphy kept Cork in front. Twice the sides swapped points before Cork hit a purple patch and three points in a row had cork comfortable at 0-7 to 0-3. Roseanne Dyers had the lead down to a point with a Tipperary goal and with Emer Mc Grath slotting over a forty five it was level with three minutes to the break.

As the half time whistle approached Cork grabbed a goal when Ellen Murphy’s long delivery bounced out of the grasp of the Tipp keeper and over the line the sides swapped points before the   interval as cork went to the dressing room with a three point lead.

The second half was a hard fought battle as both sides showed huge determination Ellen murphy pointed two frees before her long range effort from a free found the corner of the net and Cork were seven in front.

With Laura Shinnors and Emer Mc Grath doing huge work there was still a kick left in Tipperary, Shinnors found the net with a classy strike and it was backs to the wall as the Cork defence came under huge pressure.

Keeping the ball moving proved vital for Cork as they drove everything they won to their inside lines Ellen Murphy pointed a forty five after a good save by Aine slattery denied Emma Murphy a goal.

Emma Murphy and Emer Mc Grath swapped points and still Tipp searched for a goal but the cork defence again denied Shinners and Mc Grath who had two late efforts as Cork played out the added time with a five point lead that was enough to give them the title.

Corks Ellen Murphy was named a player of the Match after an excellent display on day when cork Camogie enjoyed a superb day in Munster.

Scorers for Cork: Ellen Murphy 2-6 (1-2f’s 0-1 45), Emma Murphy 0-3, H O’ Leary C Finn S Mc Carthy 0-1 each.  

Tipperary: E Mc Grath 1-5 (0-245 0-2 f’s), L Shinnors 1-1 R O’ Dwyer 0 -1.

Ref: Phillip Dee (Limerick).