Cork’s Senior Camogie team had another fine win in the All-Ireland Championship on Sunday and in doing so booked their place in the All-Ireland semi-final.
The Rebel County easily saw off the challenge of Offaly on a scoreline of 6-18 to 3-14. Sportstalk’s Camogie expert Ger Kinane commented on Cork’s big win in this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast. “Cork continuing their great performances in the group campaign; massive win there again. Another comprehensive victory. Offaly had a huge task going into this game. They needed to beat Cork and needed other results to go their way as well,” said Ger.
Cork had 16 different scorers in their win while Offaly’s Arlene Watkins scored a hat-trick of goals. Ger said: “The result was never really in doubt despite Arlene Watkins getting three goals for Offaly. Cork had an array of scorers. Aoife Murray not only scored a penalty but she also saved a penalty. Niamh McCarthy had a goal, Julia White got two goals, Orla Cotter and Katrina Mackey also got goals.”
Ger feels Cork though haven’t been tested in the championship and that might be some cause of concern for manager Paudie Murray: “The only concern for Paudie Murray as they await their semi-final is that they haven’t really had a tough game all year. Teams have stuck with them for maybe 20 minutes or had patches here and there but overall they’ve had very convincing wins. They played five games and won all five. Their score difference is massive too.”