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Hello and welcome to The42′s live coverage of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie final between Cork and Kilkenny.

This is a repeat of last year’s decider, with Kilkenny going into the clash as defending champions.

We want you to get involved in the conversation as the day unfolds, so if you have any comments or predictions you’d like to send our way, post your thoughts in the comment section below, or send a tweet to @Shin_Farrell.

We’ll have team line-ups coming your way shortly.


1. Aoife Murray

2. Pamela Mackey
3. Rena Buckley (captain)
4. Laura Treacy

17. Meabh Cahalane
9. Ashling Thompson
7. Chloe Sigerson

8. Libby Coppinger
5. Eimear O’Sullivan

10. Amy O’Connor
11. Orla Cronin
12. Orla Cotter

13. Hannah Looney
14. Niamh McCarthy
15. Katrina Mackey


1. Emma Kavanagh

2. Catherine Foley
3. Davina Tobin
4. Grace Walsh

17. Collette Dormer
6. Anne Dalton
7. Aisling Dunphy

8. Meighan Farrell
9. Anna Farrell (Captain)

10. Julie Ann Malone
11. Katie Power
12. Denise Gaule

13. Shelly Farrell
14. Miriam Walsh
15. Danielle Morrissey

Meanwhile, Cork currently lead Meath by one point in the All-Ireland intermediate final. The game is into it’s final five minutes of ordinary time.

An extract from Emma Duffy’s interview with Anna Farrell:

“Stop,” their father Martin shouts. ”You can’t go anywhere. There’s two bulls out on the road!”

And so, there’s another job to be done first. Off they went, no complaints.

“They had to hunt the bulls before they could go out,” their mother Helen laughed on The Marty Squad later that day, when the camogie was done and dusted.

“At least it took their minds off the match, so they were grand.”

The distraction back home in Thomastown did them the world of good after all. Anna and Meighan struck up the midfield partnership and won that battle, while Shelly rattled the net for her side’s crucial goal as they ran out four point winners.”

Read the full piece here:

‘Our household is manic on the best of days, but on All-Ireland day it’s a complete joke!’

Meath have levelled proceedings in the intermediate final following a short-range free. We’re in the last minute of injury time.

The intermediate final ends in a draw, although Meath hit the last shot over the bar. The whistle had been blown though, so it doesn’t count.

There’s some discussion in the RTÉ studio about how that last play in the intermediate final transpired.

The referee blew the final whistle before Meath took the winning shot, rather than when the ball landed from the puckout beforehand.

The added time was up, but the question is about the timing of the referee’s decision to blow the final whistle.

What do you think?

Cork boss Paudie Murray tells RTÉ that Gemma will NOT start today. We’ll see how things develop in the coming minutes.

Oh, there’s Gemma O’Connor standing alongside her Cork teammates as President Michael D Higgins meets the players under the rainfall.

Looks like she’s going to start after all.

The handshakes come off without any repeat of last year’s little incident.

And we are underway in Croker.


And it’s first blood to Cork as Amy O’Connor pops over a point.


Orla Cotter slots over her first free of the day to put them 0-02 0-00 up.


Kiklenny have yet to get the ball into the forwards after six minutes of play. Cork have all the possession but Kilkenny’s defence is holding strong.


There’s also a change to the starting Kilkenny team. Colette Dormer starts for Claire Phelan.


Amy O’Connor is on fire. She gets a second point of the afternoon after cutting through the Kilkenny cover.

The Cats are still looking for a first score.


Denise Gaule opens Kilkenny’s account with her first shot at goal after 10 minutes.


Orla Cronin gets an excellent point. She fools two Kilkenny defenders to make some space and smacks it over with ease.

They lead by three.


Katrina Mackey puts Cork’s fifth point over the bar. Kilkenny can’t keep the Cork attacks out.


Denise Gaule hits that long-range free wide for Kilkenny. They’re really struggling to get scoring opportunities.


Julie Ann Malone settles Kilkenny with a second point for her side after 20 minutes.


We suspected that it would be a low-scoring affair, and that has proven to be the case with just seven points on the board after 24 minutes.


We’re going through a bit of a dry spell score-wise in the All-Ireland senior final. 9 minutes since the last score.


One minute of additional time to be played.

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HT: Cork lead Kilkenny at the break in the All-Ireland senior camogie final.

There’s just over 20,000 people attending the All-Ireland camogie final in Croke Park.

Kilkenny change – Michelle Quilty on for Danielle Morrissey in the second half.


Back up and running for the second half.


Meighan Farrell scores straight from the throw-in. Great response from the champions.


Orla Cronin gets her second point of the day to restore Cork’s three-point lead.


Katie Power makes it a two-point game with a great score.


There’s been three scores in the opening three points of the second half. This game has stepped up a gear.


Shelly Farrell takes the ball from a Denise Gaule free and cracks it over for Kilkenny’s third point of the second half.

Just one between them now.


No stick, but still determined to hold up an opponent.

Katie Power with Pamela Mackey Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO


Meighan Farrell lobs over her second point of the day to level the game for the first time after 37 minutes.

They’ve score four of the five points since the restart.


And Kilkenny have taken the lead through a Denise Gaule free. That’s her second of the game too.


An Orla Cotter free levels the game for a second time.


Katrina Mackey pushes Cork back into the lead, although there was a goal on there.


And we’re level again through a Julie Ann Malone point.


Wide count so far: Cork: 4  Kilkenny: 6


Julie Ann Malone gets a yellow card for a challenge on Ashling Thompson.


Cork sub: Hannah Looney is coming off for Lauren Homan.


Great play from Ashling Thompson. Kept her eye on the ball with hurls all around her.

Miriam Walsh’s first point of the day gives Kilkenny back the one-point lead with only five minutes of normal time remaining.

Katrina Mackey wins a vital free for Cork. They need a point as the clock drifts into the 59th minute.

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Gemma O’Connor – the player who was supposed to be injured for today’s game hits a long-range effort to level the final for the fourth time.

Five minutes added time coming up.


Denise Gaule hits a free wide from an acute angle.


Did Anne Dalton just solo the ball? If so, bravo.


Cork have won back the All-Ireland senior camogie title with a one-point win over Kilkenny.

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