Galway v Cork – 2023 Intermediate All-Ireland Championship

2023 Glen Dimplex Intermediate All-Ireland Camogie Championship, Round 3

Galway v Cork
Venue: Ballinlough GAA
Date: 1 Jul 2023, 5pm
Referee: Mike Ryan

FT Score: Galway 0-8 Cork 0-16


By Sarah Gaughran Galway Camogie PRO
The Galway Intermediate Camogie team bowed out of the Glen Dimplex All Ireland Intermediate Championship on Saturday when they fell short to Cork in Ballinlough. It was a winner takes all clash but a strong second half showing from Cork aided them in getting over the line with the victory.

Galway had the aid of the strong breeze in the first half but they failed to make use of it as they went into the half time break 3 points down. It was Galway who started the brightest with a point from play inside the opening minute. Cliona O’Leary replied with a free to bring the sides level for the first time while Laura Doyle gave Cork the lead for the first time with a well taken point from play. Galway minor star, Aoibheann Barry brought the sides back level again, but Cork then got three unanswered points in three minutes through Lauren Homan from play and from a free and Lucy Allen with one from play to leave three between the sides. Chloe Broderick got her opening free of the game on the 12th minute while Rose Murphy and O’Leary through a free extended Cork’s lead. Galway needed a goal but they were unlucky when Stephanie Beausang denied Aoibheann Barry. Broderick had the final say of the half when she pointed her second free of the day to leave it Cork 0-7 Galway 0-4 heading into the half time break.

With Galway playing against the elements in the second half, it was clear that a massive second half performances was going to be needed by the team. However, it was Cork who started the brightest with a free in the opening 2 minutes. Niamh Horan replied two minutes to get her name on the scoresheet with a point from play. Then Cork began to get a grip on the game with seven points without reply through three Homan frees, and points from O’Leary, Allen, Murphy and Rachel Harty. Broderick ended Cork’s scoring spree on the 19th minute when she replied with a free to give Galway their first score in 17 minutes. Murphy replied with another well taken score from play before Niamh Spellman had the final say on the game with two frees but it was to little too late for Galway as Cork ran out victorious on a score line of Galway 0-8 Cork 0-16.

While it wasn’t to be for the Galway Intermediate team this year, we must remember that this was a completely Galway Intermediate team and the foundations have been laid to try and re-build the team after Galway’s All Ireland Intermediate success last year. The Galway girls will have learnt a lot from their experiences throughout the league and championship this year to push on for the 2024 season.

Galway: C Hickey; P Finnerty ,L Burke, E Burke; S Forde, R Kelly, J Daly; K Donoghue, R Hughes; , C Broderick (0-3, 0-2f, 0-1 45m), A Lynskey (0-1), A Barry (0-1) ; N Horan (0-1), K Mannion, M Dillon.
Substitutes: A Crowe for J Daly ( h\t), S McGinley for K Mannion (39), K Coleman for S Forde (42), N Spellman (0-2F) for R Hughes (46), A Rock for C Broderick (56).

Cork: S Beausang: A Moloney, N O’ Leary, E Flanagan; L Doyle (0-1), M Ring, L O’ Sullivan; A O’ Callaghan, R Harty (0-1); R Murphy (0-3), L Allen (0-2), A Cashman; C Dooley, C O’ Leary (0-4, 0-2F), L Homan (0-5, 0-2F, 0-1 Pen).
Substitutes: F Nelligan for C Dooley (42), I Sheehan for L Allen (52), T McCarthy for A Cashman (52), E O’ Donovan for A Moloney (58), C Golden for A O’ Callaghan (58).


PROFILES: Intermediate Panel
MANAGEMENT: Intermediate Team Management
FIXTURES: 2023 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship – Group 1 Fixtures