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2024 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Semi-Final – Galway 2-7 Cork 0-10

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Galway defeated Cork by 2-7 to 0-10 in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday July 20th at Glenisk O’Connor Park Tullamore.

Galway 2-7 Cork 0-10

By Daire Walsh

Róisín Leonard and Ailbhe Davoren struck the crucial first half goals at Glenisk O’Connor Park as Galway returned to a TG4 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship decider for the first time since 2019 with a semi-final victory over Cork.

Despite the impressive Katie Quirke amassing a personal tally of 0-7 for their Munster counterparts, clinical finishes from Leonard and Davoren in the 14th and 27th minutes helped Daniel Moynihan’s charges to match their male counterparts in reaching an All-Ireland SFC final — which in their case will be against the winners of today’s second game between Kerry and Armagh in the Tullamore venue.

Playing with the aid of a breeze in the first half, Galway raced two points clear inside the opening five minutes courtesy of points from Olivia Divilly (free) and Leonard. Yet Cork found themselves back on level terms with a brace of place-ball strikes from Quirke and subsequently edged in front when corner-forward Ava McAuliffe pointed at a tight angle on 10 minutes.

However, having gone agonisingly close to raising a green flag moments earlier, Corofin ace Leonard bagged a goal off a penalty after the raiding Charlotte Cooney had been fouled by Cork defender Aoife Healy.

Shane Ronayne’s Leesiders responded to this set-back with another two-point salvo by dead-ball specialist Quirke, but following a majestic point from Leonard, Leanne Coen picked out Galway skipper Davoren for a smooth finish to the opposition net.

Although Leonard converted a tricky free on the stroke of half-time to offer the Tribeswomen a 2-4 to 0-5 interval lead, Cork brought the gap down to three on 38 minutes thanks to two exceptional points from play by Bride Rovers attacker Quirke.

Divilly and Cork wing-forward Emma Cleary then proceeded to trade points, before Leonard knocked over another free off the ground to give Galway, who were measured and composed in possession throughout the second period, a four-point advantage inside the final quarter.

The reliable Leonard then brought her tally up to 1-5 with yet another place-ball effort nine minutes from time and while Quirke and Laura O’Mahony kicked points for Cork in a tense finale, Galway held out for a hard-earned triumph in the end.

Scorers – Galway: R Leonard 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-3f), A Davoren 1-0, O Divilly 0-2 (2f).
Cork: K Quirke 0-7 (4f), E Cleary, L O’Mahony, A McAuliffe 0-1 each.

GALWAY: D Gower; M Jordan, S Lynch, K Geraghty; A Ní Cheallaigh, N Ward, C Cooney; M Glynn, A Davoren; O Divilly, L Ward, N Divilly; A Morrissey, L Coen, R Leonard.
Subs: E Reaney for Morrissey (44), S Hynes for Ní Cheallaigh (47), M Walsh for Glynn, A Trill for Leonard (both 53).

CORK: S Murphy; M Duggan, S Kelly, S Leahy; A Healy, S Cronin, D Kiely; M O’Callaghan, A O’Mahony; E Cleary, L O’Mahony, A McDonagh; A McAuliffe, K Quirke, R Leahy.
Subs: H Looney for R Leahy (24), E Kiely for McAuliffe (37), A Ryan for A O’Mahony (44), L McDonagh for A McDonagh (47), S McGoldrick for Healy (50).

Referee: Kevin Phelan (Laois).

TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final

Cork v Galway; Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 5pm – Live on TG4

For the third time this season in competitive fare, Cork and Galway will lock horns.

Both counties were relegated from Division 1 of the Lidl National League but they’ve recovered well to reach the last four of the All-Ireland series.
When the sides met in January, Cork won by 1-6 to 0-5 in the League, before they renewed acquaintances in the group stages of the All-Ireland series.
Cork were victorious again, scoring a 1-12 to 1-10 win, and Galway will hope it’s third time lucky in 2024 as they aim to reach the All-Ireland Senior Final for the first time since losing out to Dublin in the 2019 decider.
Cork, for their part, are aiming to reach their first Final since 2020, when Dublin were victorious.

Saturday’s semi-final will pit two of the country’s leading scorers in the Senior Championship against each other. Galway’s Olivia Divilly tops the Senior rankings in the All-Ireland series with 3-14 to her name, while Katie Quirke has registered 1-13 for Cork.
In the quarter-finals, Cork won an all-Munster clash against Waterford, as Galway stunned Dublin at Parnell Park.

Saturday’s semi-final opponents are two well-drilled and evenly matched sides, and it would take a brave punter to predict a winner.
Cork are unchanged following victory over Waterford, as Galway make one change in personnel up front, with Ailish Morrissey coming in for Emma Reaney.

Cork: S Murphy; M Duggan, S Kelly, S Leahy; A Healy, S Cronin, D Kiely; M O’Callaghan (capt.), A O’Mahony; E Cleary, L O’Mahony, A McDonagh; A McAuliffe, K Quirke, R Leahy.

Galway: D Gower; M Jordan, S Ní Loingsigh, K Geraghty; A Ní Cheallaigh, N Ward, C Cooney; M Glynn, A Davoren (capt.); O Divilly, L Ward, N Divilly; A Morrissey, L Coen, R Leonard.


July 20
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Glenisk O’Connor Park Tullamore

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