Cork Ladies Football

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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby Spongebob » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:45 pm

Fantastic team. It goes without saying. We looked comfortable in the second half. However, Dublin were much better in the first half. Of course, when you dominate as much as they did against this Cork team, you have to be more than one point ahead. Apart from the ineptitude of the point waved wide, their wides (7 v 1), working the ball in for goals at the very beginning was very poor from them and the reason why they lost. I feel for them as they are a good side and losing three finals by very narrow margins is tough.

We are under no obligation to offer a replay. The LGFA must sort out this mess. This may mean we are compelled to play again.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby tipp-ex » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:29 pm

There was a controversial point I believe? People online calling for a replay. I didn't see it
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby Twohands » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:18 am

It was a point. One that unfortunately will leave an asterisk against the incredible achievement of this team in winning six in a row and eleven out of twelve. The sort of asterisk Kerry people put against Seamus Darby's goal, while,everyone else just talks about the win.

Cork were hanging on in the first half. Great defence at times, but woeful shooting and decision making from Dublin. Their game plan seems to have been to make Cork chase the game by getting a few early goals and it just didn't work out. They dominated midfield in the first half but Cork got to grips with the kick out and midfield (Breige Corkery had a brilliant second half) and drove on from there. When your half time sub scores a goal a few minutes after half time you have got to be happy. Cork absolutely looked in control for the last twenty. If Dublin want to whinge they should look at the point and the absence of hawkeye, but also a management team who persisted with a blanket defence until two minutes from time when they were four points down. The penalty was the most professional running down of the clock and something that couldn't happen in men's football as there would,definitely have been time for a kick out and the usual 'one last chance'.

Well done Ladies. An example of how staying cool is never the wrong option.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby Dorcha » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:04 pm

I agree with you on this, Spongebob. Letting it up to Cork to offer a replay would be most unfair. It is up to the LGFA to show leadership one way or another.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby Dorcha » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:08 pm

It seemed to be a point, but I'm not too sure that the penalty was a penalty, though. The Dublin player caught the punt in and knowing she couldn't turn with a Cork player at her back, she ran sideways across the goal, where she found herself surrounded by three Cork players and the possibility of overcarrying. There seemed to be almost no contact when she threw herself to the ground and the referee bought it.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby greatbleddyman » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:33 pm

On a similar note, I was on a team that lost an under 14 divisional final by 1 point.

The U-14 goals had been placed behind the 21 by 6 inches. Our keeper saved a scrambled shot behind the 21 yard line but it had not crossed the actual (not lined) goal line. I am writing to demand a replay.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby Sinbin » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:11 am

Controversy over Dublin's point notwithstanding, this was another incredibly gutsy performance on a day when the backs were firmly against the wall in the first half. The resilience of this team is truly special. Again proves just what attitude, desire & mentality can do on days when the free flowing aspects of the game do not come easy.

The consistent excellence of this group as it has evolved over the last decade+ is truly exceptional...no other team, not Kilkenny, not the All Blacks, not Barcelona, has achieved the levels of exceptional consistency over such a sustained period as the Cork ladies.

A truly remarkable team that deserves every credit & plaudit possible. Reality is it will never in a wider context get the global acknowledgement it really merits.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby Podsy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:40 pm

Sinbin wrote:Controversy over Dublin's point notwithstanding, this was another incredibly gutsy performance on a day when the backs were firmly against the wall in the first half. The resilience of this team is truly special. Again proves just what attitude, desire & mentality can do on days when the free flowing aspects of the game do not come easy.

The consistent excellence of this group as it has evolved over the last decade+ is truly exceptional...no other team, not Kilkenny, not the All Blacks, not Barcelona, has achieved the levels of exceptional consistency over such a sustained period as the Cork ladies.

A truly remarkable team that deserves every credit & plaudit possible. Reality is it will never in a wider context get the global acknowledgement it really merits.


Superbly put, Sinbin.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby Dorcha » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:32 pm

Ladies Football Division 1 Round 1

Cork 5-17
Kerry 1-11

Full Time

Well done to the ladies.
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Re: Cork Ladies Football

Postby donal66 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:38 pm

and with half a team

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