By Mark Jones
DUBLIN — Cork overcame atrocious conditions at Croke Park last Sunday to clinch their 19th All Ireland senior camogie title with a 2-13 to 0-15 win over Galway.
Two goals in as many minutes during the first half by Irene O’Keeffe proved crucial to Cork’s success.
Lynn Dunlea was also on form for the winners, with an impressive total of nine frees, while Colette Nevin with seven points and the excellent Therese Maher kept Galway in contention.
Cork qualfied for the All Ireland Under 21 hurling by beating Antrim by 3-15 to 0-11, while Meath won the All Ireland Junior title thanks to a 1-14 to 1-9 result against Monaghan.
In football, several county finals were up for decision and Clann na Gael came out best in Louth with a 0-8 to 0-4 victory over Dunleer. Mulahoran triumphed in Cavan by beating Cavan Gaels by 2-5 to 0-4, Castleblaney were 0-14 to 1-7 winners against Clontibret in Monaghan and the University of Limerick took the Limerick title with a convincing 1-20 to 2-6 win over Fr. Casey’s.