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Cork dominance continues

Cork won their sixth All-Ireland Ladies football title in seven seasons with a 2-7 to 0-11 win over Monaghan at Croke Park.

Nollaig Cleary hit their first goal after 20 minutes, and left the Farney girls with a huge task.

And when Rhona Ni Bhuachalla netted a second three-pointer from a penalty 12 minutes into the second half, the Rebelettes were well on their way.

Monaghan fought back bravely, with Niamh Kindlon bringing her tally to three points, but the Brendan Martin Cup headed back to Leeside.

The Intermediate Championship final went to a replay, after cavan fought back to secure a 0-11 to 2-5 draw with Westmeath.

The Breffni girls led at half-time, but were knocked back by two Westmeth goals in the second half, scored by Johanna Maher and substitute Karen Hegarty.

But Cavan refused to accept defeat, and inspired by some superb scores from Aisling Doonan, they salvaged a draw.

The Junior final will also require a re-match, after New York and Wicklow finished level on 0-9 each.

Emma Clarke scored all but one of the Exiles' points, while Emma Mulhall hit five points for Wicklow, who earned a second chance with a late leveller from substitute Laura Hogan.


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