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Cork are All-Ireland camogie champions

Cork captain Ashling Thompson lifts the O'Duffy cup
Cork captain Ashling Thompson lifts the O'Duffy cup

CORK 1-13 GALWAY 0-09

Cork made it two All-Ireland camogie titles on the trot after a seven-point win over Galway in today’s final in Croke Park.

The Rebelettes were full value for their win, with a goal from Breige Corkery effectively ending the tie as a contest eight minutes from time.

Despite losing a number of key players from last season’s victorious panel, Aisling Thompson was the winning captain and the midfielder gave an outstanding performance for her team.

The first half belonged to the Leesiders and indeed Galway could count themselves fortunate to be only four points down at the interval, trailing 0-08 to 0-04.

Whatever manager Tony Ward said to his Galway side seemed to have an immediate impact as they reeled off the first three scores of the second half to trail by just a point.

However Cork were simply too strong on the day and Corkery’s goal sealed victory, with a further scores, including an eye-catching effort from Thompson, ensuring the O’Duffy Cup would be remaining on Leeside for a further 12 months.