Monaghan lose to Cork in the All-Ireland Ladies final

Grainne McNally of Monaghan in action against Cork's Juliet Murphy
Grainne McNally of Monaghan in action against Cork's Juliet Murphy

Cork beat Monaghan by 2-7 to 0-11 at Croke Park to win the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship for the sixth time in the last seven years.

A poor kick-out by keeper Linda Martin presented Nollaig Cleary with the chance to lob the first goal and Cork led 1-3 to 0-4 at the break.

Monaghan fought back to be level by the 48th minute.

But Rhona NiBhuachalla netted a penalty after Orla Finn had been brought down by by Isobel Kierans.

Cork: E Harte; AM Walsh, A Walsh, D O'Reilly; B Corkery, B Stack, G O'Flynn (0-1); J Murphy (0-3, 0-2f), R Buckley (0-1); N Cleary (1-0), M Kelly, G Kearney (0-1); V Mulcahy (0-1), R Ní Bhuachalla (1-0, 1-0 pen), A O'Shea.

Subs used: C O'Sullivan for O'Shea (37 mins), O Finn for Mulcahy (38), N Kelly for Cleary (46), A Sheehan for Ní Bhuachalla (53), A Walsh for Buckley (55).

Monaghan: L Martin; G McNally, S Courtney, C Reilly; A McAnespie, N Fahy, L Connolly; A Casey, C Courtney; T McNally, E McCarron (0-2), C McConnell (0-3, 0-2f); C McAnespie (0-1), N Kindlon (0-3, 0-2f), C Mohan (0-1).

Subs used: I Kierans for Courtney (25 mins), L McEnaney (0-1) for Kindlon (42), C Courtney for McCarron (47), E McElroy for Kierans (50).

Referee: John Niland (Sligo)

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