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Trophies, Allstars and Hernandez the dog - 31 pictures from Cork's year of ladies GAA glory

Cork were crowned All-Ireland senior camogie and ladies football champions in 2014 while they 15 Allstar awards came to the county.

May

1. Cork’s intermediate camogie side kick-started the run of success with a league final win over Down in Clane.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

2. The ladies footballers came from behind to see off Dublin again and win the Division 1 football league final in Parnell Park.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

3. Cork’s league domination continued with an eighth title in ten years.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

July

4. Joanne O’Callaghan and Gemma O’Connor savoured Cork’s camogie win over Galway that sealed their quarter-final place.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

August

5. Katriona Mackey and her Cork team-mates evaded Offaly to run out nine-point winners at the last eight stage at the Gaelic Grounds.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

6. Job done in the quarter-final as well by the ladies footballers with a 1-15 to 0-9 win over Mayo in Tullamore.

Grace Kearney of Cork and Helena Lohan of Mayo Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

7. A last minute goal by Una Leacy in Semple Stadium rocked Cork in the camogie semi-final as Wexford hauled them back to draw.

8. But seven days later Cork made no mistake in the replay in Dungarvan. Celebration time for Aisling Thompson and Briege Corkery.

Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

September

9. Ciara O’Sullivan was in action as Cork banged in five goals in Longford as they saw off Armagh in their ladies semi-final clash.

Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

10. Angela Walsh and Annie Walsh celebrate qualifying for yet another All-Ireland final.

Angela Walsh and Annie Walsh celebrate

11. Captain Briege Corkery introduced her dog Hernandez to manager Eamonn Ryan during the victory warm down.

Eamonn Ryan and captain Briege Corkery with her dog Hernandez

12. All-Ireland camogie final day and Jennifer O’Leary ignited Cork’s second-half fightback with a goal.

13. Angela Walsh bagged the second goal late on to cap Cork’s victory over Kilkenny.

Angela Walsh celebrates after scoring a goal

14. That second goal prompted this celebratory fist pump and leap by substitute Hannah Looney.

15. Happy days for bainisteoir Paudie Murray.

audie Murphy celebrates at the final whistle

16. Milford’s Anna Geary captained Cork to an All-Ireland senior crown for the first time.

17. The six-point win marked Cork’s first All-Ireland title in five years. It helped shed the disappointment of their 2012 loss to Wexford.

Cork players celebrate with The O'Duffy Cup

18. And it was the county’s 25th triumph in total. They’re one behind Dublin on the roll of honour now.

Anna Geary and the Cork players celebrate

19. Ballinhassig wing-back Eimear O’Sullivan was rewarded for her day’s work with the Player-of-the-Match award.

Patrick O'Brien and Eimear O'Sullivan

20. Seven-year-old Ian Millmore from Artane got to meet the team and the O’Duffy Cup in the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

21. The onus was on the ladies footballers to complete Cork’s double and it took Rhona Ní Bhuachalla’s goal to get them going as they trailed by ten points.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

22. Substitute Eimear Scally grabbed Cork’s second goal to leave Dublin reeling.

Eimear Scally celebrates scoring their second goal late in the game

23. And then Geraldine O’Flynn struck the winning point to cap a sensational comeback by Cork.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

24. Briege Corkery lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the first time as Cork captain.

Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

25. How does he do it? Manager Eamonn Ryan toasted a ninth All-Ireland title win in ten years.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

26. All smiles for Cork players Orlagh Farmer and Orla Finn.

Orlagh Farmer and Orla Finn celebrate winning

27. Geraldine O’Flynn had to wrestle back the Brendan Martin Cup from two young fans afterwards.

Geraldine OÕFlynn wrestles back The Brendan Martin Cup after two young fans ran off with it

28. It was Briege Corkery’s 14th All-Ireland senior medal and she got to celebrate with her cousin Mairead and niece Bridgín.

29. 11-month-old Fay Kerrigan-Bell got to sit in the Brendan Martin Cup and meet Cork players Grace Kearney, Norita Kelly and Geraldine O’Flynn.

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

November

30. There were camogie Allstar awards for Cork’s Orla Cotter, Joanne O’Callaghan, Eimear O’Sullivan, Briege Corkery, Jennifer O’Leary, Gemma O’Connor, Aoife Murray, Rena Buckley and Katriona Mackey.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

31. And there were ladies football Allstar awards for Cork’s Vera Foley, Geraldine O’Flynn, Brid Stack, Angela Walsh, Ciara O’Sullivan and Briege Corkery.

Source: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

Originally published at 10.30

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Fintan O'Toole

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