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Elliott whistles happy tune for Cork as Meath run out of Tynne

By John Campbell

Antrim referee Owen Elliott perhaps erred slightly on the side of generosity at Croke Park yesterday - and that's why Cork are today celebrating another All-Ireland senior camogie championship title triumph.

In contrast, Liz Dempsey, who had taken charge of the earlier All-Ireland Intermediate Championship final between Meath and Cork, blew her final whistle as Meath's Megan Tynne was about to score what would have been the winning point.

Elliott allowed a further 10 seconds to the allotted six minutes of added time but that proved enough for substitute Julia White to fire over the winning point for the Rebels in their 0-10 to 0-9 victory.

And Cork's long-serving star Rena Buckley made history by becoming the most decorated player, male or female, in the GAA. Yesterday she won her 18th All-Ireland senior medal after captaining her county to success thus bringing her honours haul to eleven All-Ireland medals in ladies football and seven in camogie.

She is also the first woman to captain her county to All-Ireland titles in both camogie and ladies football.

Meath, meanwhile, have to do it all over again in the Intermediate championship final following referee Dempsey's decision to sound the final whistle just as Tynne was in the act of taking a shot that would almost certainly have won the game for them.

Her side had battled back from a four-point interval deficit to tie up the scoring at 1-9 each and then had a chance to win the game when Tynne broke through but the final whistle bizarrely deprived her of glory. The sides finished at 1-9 each.

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