Galway ladies lose out to Cork

really hard last Saturday to try to deny Cork in their quest for five All- Ireland football titles in-a-row, but  they fell short and were beaten by two points on a score-line of 1-12 to 1-10 in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

A goal by Cork captain Ciara O’Sullivan after just 20 seconds set Cork up for the best possible start, and points from Valerie Mulcahy, Deirdre O’Reilly and O’Sullivan saw them lead by seven at half-time (1-6 to 0-2 ).

Galway could only manage two scores in the first half, courtesy of Patricia Gleeson and Tracey Leonard.

However, Galway captain Geraldine Conneally rallied her team with an excellent individual goal five minutes into the second half, and the Tribeswomen mounted their comeback.

Points from Roisín and Tracey Leonard brought them within one (1-9 to 1-8 ) with 13 minutes remaining, but they were not able to go ahead, suffering another tough defeat to the Cork women, having already lost the league final last May.

It is an exceptional Cork panel and last weekend's win sees Cork  still in with a chance of winning their 10th All-Ireland title in 11 years - an extraordinary record for any team.

Scorers for Galway: G Conneally 1-1, R Leonard 0-3, T Leonard 0-2f, N Ward, A Daly, O Divilly, P Gleeson, all 0-1 each.

Galway: T Hughes, M Coyne, E Flaherty, Á Seoighe, S Gormelly, N Ward, S Burke; M Hoey, G Conneally (Cpt ), A Daly, L Ward, O Divilly; R Leonard, P Gleeson, T Leonard. Subs: A Clarke, B Hannon, C Cormican.

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