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The Dublin team celebrates following their All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Final triumph

The Dublin team celebrates following their All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Final triumph

The Dublin team celebrates following their All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Final triumph

Dublin 1-10 Cork 1-5

Just like their male senior counterparts, Dublin ladies' dominance continues with a fourth successive TG4 All-Ireland title in Croke Park.

There were similarities too with how the men went about it the previous evening, stepping on the gas after half-time and starving Cork of the lifeblood of possession.

Carla Rowe's penalty on 35 minutes gave them the required shot in the arm, sidefooting past Cork goalkeeper Martina O'Brien after O'Brien had fouled Rowe at the end of a move engineered by Jennifer Dunne and Lyndsey Davey.

The penetrating runs of Dunne and Davey through the middle of the Cork defence really put the Rebels on the back foot time and again while Sinead Goldrick was magnificent at half-back.

Dublin lost their captain Sinead Aherne at half-time through injury but Rowe took over the free-taking duties, landing three as they dominated.

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Dublin's Nicole Owens, Jennifer Dunne and Lauren Magee celebrate

Dublin's Nicole Owens, Jennifer Dunne and Lauren Magee celebrate

Dublin's Nicole Owens, Jennifer Dunne and Lauren Magee celebrate

It is the third successive year for Dublin to beat Cork, twice in finals, having lived in their shadows for so long.

Cork couldn't have got off to a better start. Just two minutes in, Ciara O'Sullivan made one of her surging runs, drawing in the Dublin cover before releasing to Doireann O'Sullivan who, in turn, fed Aine O'Sullivan who unleashed a rocket past Ciara Trant.

Nicola Owens responded with a point on three minutes and they might have had a penalty two minutes later when Goldrick appeared to be nudged when straight through onto Rowe's delivery after the first of many incisive Dublin moves.

Davey was a constant threat to Cork from centre-forward but her opposite number Ciara O'Sullivan was capable of similar telling breaks through the heart of the Dublin defence and here telepathy with sister Doireann at full-forward was clear.

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Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne lifts the cup

Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne lifts the cup

Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne lifts the cup

Dublin spurned a further clear-cut goal chance when Noelle Healy flashed wide from close range and got to the break 1-3 to 0-3 behind but their control of the second half was almost total as Cork scored just twice through Ciara O'Sullivan and an Orlagh Finn free.

Scorers: Dublin: C Rowe 1-3 (1-0 pen, 0-3fs), N Healy, N Owens 0-2 each, A Kane, S Aherne (f), K Sullivan 0-1 each. Cork: A O'Sullivan 1-1, O Finn 0-3 (2fs), C O'Sullivan 0-1.

TEAMS - DUBLIN - C Trant; M Byrne, N Collins, A Kane; L Caffrey, S McGrath, S Goldrick; L Magee, J Dunne; N Healy, L Davey, C Rowe; S Aherne, N McEvoy, N Owens. Subs: K Sullivan for Aherne inj (h-t), O Nolan for Kane (47), S McCaffrey for McEvoy (47), C O'Connor for Owens (57), S Aherne for Davey (59)

CORK - M O'Brien; E Meaney, R Phelan, S Kelly; M Duggan, A Hutchings, E O'Shea; M O'Callaghan, H Looney; E Kiely, C O'Sullivan, O Finn; A O'Sullivan, D O'Sullivan, S Noonan. Subs:N Cotter for Kiely (42), L Coppinger for Noonan (52), S O'Leary for Finn (52), A Kelleher for Meaney (59), M Cahalane for Kelly (59)

Referee: J Murphy (Carlow)

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