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IT’S TIME FOR the all-conquering Cork ladies football team to put their title on the line with Dublin providing the opposition.

We’re live from Croke Park following all the action in the 2014 All-Ireland ladies senior football final.

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Result: Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12


Welcome along to Croke Park and the countdown is on to the 2014 All-Ireland ladies senior football final. Cork against Dublin, throw in here at 4pm.

Here’s how Cork will start:

1. Martina O’Brien (Clonakilty)

2. Roisin Phelan (Aghada)
3. Angela Walsh (Inch Rovers)
4. Brid Stack (St Mary’s)

5. Vera Foley (St Val’s)
6. Deirdre O’Reilly (St Mary’s)
7. Geraldine O’Flynn (St Mary’s)

8. Rena Buckley (Donoughmore)
9. Briege Corkery (captain) (St Val’s)

10. Annie Walsh (Inch Rovers)
11. Ciara O’Sullivan (Mourneabbey)
12. Orlagh Farmer (Midleton)

13. Valerie Mulcahy (Rockbán)
14. Grace Kearney (Bride Rovers)
15. Orla Finn (Kinsale)

And here’s how Dublin will start:

1. Cliodhna O’Connor (Naomh Mearnóg)

2. Rachel Ruddy (Ballyboden St-Enda’s)
3. Sorcha Furlong (St Brigid’s)
4. Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna)

5. Sinéad Finnegan (Fingallians)
6. Sinéad Goldrick (Foxrock Cabinteely)
7. Siobhán McGrath (Thomas Davis)

8. Denise Masterson (Naomh Mearnóg)
9. Molly Lamb (Kilmacud Crokes)

10. Noelle Healy (St Brigid’s)
11. Natalia Hyland (Ballyboden St-Enda’s)
12. Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire)

13. Lyndsey Davey (Skerries Harps)
14. Sinéad Aherne (St Sylvester’s)
15. Lindsay Peat (Parnell’s)

The Cork subs are:

Jean O’Sullivan, Aisling Barrett, Emma Farmer, Ann Marie Walsh, Nollaig Cleary, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Eimear Scally, Norita Kelly, Marie Ambrose, Roisin O’Sullivan, Shauna Kelly, Doireann O’Sullivan, Mairead Corkey, Jessica O’Shea and Maire O’Callaghan.

The Dublin subs are:

Emer Ní Eafa, Lucy Collins, Niamh McEvoy, Siobhan Woods, Olivia Leonard, Sarah McCaffrey, Colleen Barrett, Deirdre Murphy, Martha Byrne, Nicole Owens, Olwen Carey, Emma McDonagh, Niamh Collins, Michelle Davoren, Margaret Mohan.

Cavan’s Maggie Farrelly is the referee for this game. The pre match parade is now under way.

National anthem over and we’re all set to go here.

Dublin playing in to Hill 16 in the first-half and Noelle Healy wins an early free.

But it’s a bad shot from Sinead Aherne, struck wide from a very favorable position.

Cork 0-1 Dublin 0-0
2 mins – First score of the game comes from the left boot of Cork’s Valerie Mulcahy after she was fed by Grace Kearney.

Goal chance for Cork as Ciara O’Sullivan’s shot is blocked before Valerie Mulcahy’s follow up effort goes wide.

Cork 0-1 Dublin 0-1
9 mins – Lyndsey Davey draws Dublin level with a strong run down the middle and then she blasts the ball over the bar.

Dublin 0-2 Cork 0-1
10 mins – Dublin edge ahead through a converted free by Sinead Aherne.

Dublin 0-3 Cork 0-1
11 mins – Aherne again, this time from play, as Dublin stretch their lead.

Goal for Dublin!

Dublin 1-3 Cork 0-1
13 mins – Huge boost for Dublin as they break through Lindsay Peat and she races clear before finishing to the net with a low left-foot shot.

Cork creating plenty chances but they’re dropping far too many shots short.

Dublin 1-4 Cork 0-1
18 mins – Dublin cut Cork open again with a direct delivery. Looked like a goal was on but Sinead Goldrick elected to boot a high shot between the posts.

Dublin 1-5 Cork 0-2
20 mins – Superb point by Sinead Aherne from the right wing stretches Dublin’s lead further but Cork bounce back as they end a long scoring drought through wing-back Geraldine O’Flynn.

Dublin 1-5 Cork 0-3
22 mins – Better again from Cork as Valerie Mulcahy clips over a point.

Dublin 1-6 Cork 0-3
24 mins – Lyndsey Davey strikes a point for Dublin with the ball deflecting off the crossbar and upright before going over.

Dublin 1-7 Cork 0-3
26 mins – Carla Rowe notches another point for Dublin and they’re now seven clear approaching half-time.

Dublin 1-7 Cork 0-4
27 mins – Some respite for Cork as Orla Finn points.

Cork’s wides total creeping ever higher, they’ve had ten shots go past the posts in the first half.

Half-Time: Dublin 1-7 Cork 0-4

27,374 here in Croke Park today.

Sub: Cork bring in Nollaig Cleary for the second-half in place of Annie Walsh.

The second-half is about to start here.

Dublin 1-7 Cork 0-5
32 mins – First blood in the second-half for Cork as Mulcahy slots over a free.

Chances for Cork to make further progress but Geraldine O’Flynn and Brid Stack both strike wides.

Goal for Dublin!

Dublin 2-9 Cork 0-5
35 mins – Is that it? Lindsay Peat gets through to smash home Dublin’s second goal and then both Noelle Healy and Lyndsey Davey point.

Dublin 2-9 Cork 0-6
41 mins – Mulcahy slots a free for Cork as she tries to bring them back into it.

Sub: Rhona Ni Bhuachalla for Grace Kearney as Cork make another change.

Dublin 2-10 Cork 0-6
43 mins – Noelle Healy bags another point, Dublin ten clear.

Goal for Cork from Rhona Ni Bhuachalla!

Dublin 2-10 Cork 1-6
45 mins – Cork badly needed that boost. Clever hand pass by Valerie Mulcahy released Ní Bhuachalla and she blasted home a goal.

Sub: Siobhan Woods on for Dublin for Natalia Hyland.

Dublin 2-10 Cork 1-7
46 mins – Cork cut the deficit further as Orla Finn clips over a point off her left.

Dublin 2-10 Cork 1-8
47 mins – Cork comeback on? Mulcahy with a brilliant point off her right.

Dublin 2-11 Cork 1-8
48 mins – Carla Rowe with a superb point for Dublin to ease the pressure.

Dublin 2-11 Cork 1-9
49 mins – Cork reply through a Geraldine O’Flynn point.

Dublin 2-11 Cork 1-10
50 mins – Another great Valerie Mulcahy point for Cork.

Sub: Eimear Scally on for Cork for Orla Finn.

Dublin 2-11 Cork 1-11
51 mins – Cork are flying as Ni Bhuachalla points.

Goal chance for Cork but Mulcahy’s shot is blocked by Dublin’s Cliodhna O’Connor.

Goal for Cork from Eimear Scally!

Dublin 2-11 Cork 2-11
54 mins – What a comeback by Cork as Eimear Scally fires to the net after a pass from Ciara O’Sullivan.

Chances for Cork to go ahead but Nollaig Cleary and Mulcahy both miss.

Another Cork wide from Doireann O’Sullivan this time.

18 wides now for Cork.

Dublin 2-12 Cork 2-11
56 mins – Siobhan Woods points for Dublin and they’re back in front.

Dublin 2-12 Cork 2-12
58 mins – Ciara O’Sullivan brings Cork level again.

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12
59 mins – Geraldine O’Flynn points!

Full-Time: Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12

Amazing game, joy for Cork but heartbreak for Dublin. Thanks for joining us.

About the author:

Fintan O'Toole