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12 pictures that sum up the Ladies GAA year

It was another great year for Cork in both codes.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

IT WAS ANOTHER glorious dual year for Cork as the Leesiders claimed All-Ireland senior ladies football and camogie glory.

Cork met Galway in League finals in both codes, with the camogie team suffering defeat before the footballers ousted the Westerners following a replay.

You would have got long odds on Cork retaining their All-Ireland camogie crown following a spate of retirements but Paudie Murray plotted a successful path to September glory once again.

Those two great dual stars, Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley, returned to Croke Park later in the month to collect another football crown – their tenth in eleven seasons.

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Galway were crowned Irish Daily Star camogie Division 1 League champions in May. 

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Cork’s ladies footballers won a third successive Tesco Division 1 title, ousting Galway in an absorbing O’Moore Park replay.

Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

In the Ulster ladies football championship, Davy McLaughlin guided Donegal to an historic first ever provincial senior crown.

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Laois won the All-Ireland premier junior camogie crown.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Waterford claimed the intermediate title against Kildare – and the counties would meet again in the intermediate football decider. 

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Cork retained their senior camogie title…

…before their ladies footballers followed up by defeating Dublin in the TG4 All-Ireland final. 

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Two goals from Aileen Wall helped Waterford to victory over Kildare in the intermediate football final.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

And there was victory for Louth over Scotland in the TG4 All-Ireland ladies junior football final.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Monaghan outfit Donaghmoyne were crowned All-Ireland ladies senior club football champions in December. 

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

And the camogie senior club honours went to Oulart-the-Ballagh from Wexford back in March.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Finally, the 2016 ladies football season will go ahead without this man on the touchline for Cork…Eamonn Ryan presided over 10 All-Ireland wins in 11 years but has taken up a new position alongside Peadar Healy with the county’s senior men’s footballers. We may never see his likes again in the ladies game. 

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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