Galway camogie girls crush Cork to win 14th title

Galway U16s secured this year's All Ireland camogie crown, bringing their roll of honour to 14.

The Galway girls, led by Aine Keane, cruised to a 3-14 to 1-7 victory over Cork at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh, helped by a brace of goals from Niamh McPeake and eight points from Niamh Niland.

Although Cork enjoyed the best start when Cliona Healy helped them into a four point lead, Galway captain Áine Keane brought the sides level with a stunning goal before McPeake struck for her first major. It was a lead Galway would not relinquish.

Niland converted a couple of frees to make it 2-4 to 1-4 at half-time before Galway struck 1-2 when McPeake pointed before grabbing her second goal, and a Niland point made it an eight-point affair.

As Galway's defence held firm, their forwards kept the pressure on, and Niland punished the Cork backs for the concession of too many frees to ensure a comfortable victory.

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