Dublin and Cork played out a tight game in Croke Park today in the Ladies All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final.
Having lost the camogie final two weeks ago, the Rebelettes were gunning to retain their football title.
An impressive crowd was in attendance to see Cork and Dublin lock horns.
34,445 at Croke Park is incredible for a sport that gets very little media coverage.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) September 25, 2016
— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) September 25, 2016
— ⚽️Gary Traynor™ (@GaryTraynor1) September 25, 2016
The first half was a drab affair, with the Dubs going in at the break one up.
However, there was a major talking point as Dublin’s Carla Rowe looked to have shot over the bar, but it was waved wide.
Should this have been a point for Carla Rowe and Dublin? Waved wide by the umpire (Credit: TG4) pic.twitter.com/20pK56F37u
— The42.ie GAA (@The42GAA) September 25, 2016
— Jackie Cahill (@cahilljackie) September 25, 2016
Phantom point at Croker in ladies final. Looked like Carla Rowe’s 22nd-min effort went over but waved wide #DubvCork
— Ciarán Gallagher (@Ciaran_Gally) September 25, 2016
Cork got off to the best possible start in the second half, with Rhona Ní Bhuachalla making an instant impact.
Sub : for Cork 20 Rhona Ni Bhuachalla on for 13 Aine O Sullivan
— Cork’s RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) September 25, 2016
All Ireland Senior Championship (2nd half,34 min) Cork 1-3 Dublin 0-5 (via @gaajourno) Rhona ni Bhuachalla!
— LGFA (@CorkLGFA) September 25, 2016
However, the Girls in Blue rallied an pulled it level, but it descended into a shoot-out, and class began to tell.
motoring along nicely now. What an extraordinary team #lgfa
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 25, 2016
— David Lane (@mrdavidflane) September 25, 2016
— A n n e t t e (@Annette_R1) September 25, 2016
All Ireland Senior Championship Cork 1-7 Dublin 1-6 (FT) (via @gaajourno)
— Cork LGFA (@CorkLGFA) September 25, 2016