Cork 8-27 Donegal 0-02
DONEGAL Ladies were out-classed in the Football All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-final at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon today, losing by 49 points.
The Donegal side were without the McLaughlin sisters due to a family wedding, but even had they played it would be hard to see how they could have beaten what is the best side in Ireland.
All-Ireland champions Cork raced ahead from as early as the first minute when Nollaig Cleary scored a goal.
Donegal’s Roisín Friel responded with a point, but Ciara O’Sullivan went up the other end and scored another goal.
Kate Kearney added a second point for Donegal but Cork were simply too good and went in 3-13 to 0-2 at half-time.
But if the first half was bad, the second was worse as Ní Bhuacha, Mulcahy and O’Sullivan scored goal with Cleary hitting her third.
Donegal Ladies failed to score in the second period, so it’s back to the drawing board for the girls.
Scorers for Cork: N Cleary 3-4, V Mulcahy 2-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-2f), D O’Sullivan 1-4, R Ní Bhuachalla 1-3, C O’Sullivan 1-2, L MacMahon, J Murphy (0-2f) 0-3 each, G O’Flynn, O Farmer 0-1 each.
Scorers for Donegal: K Kearney, R Friel 0-1 each.
CORK: E Harte; AM Walsh, B Stack, D O’Reilly; B Corkery, R Buckley, G O’Flynn; J Murphy, N Kelly; A Walsh, C O’Sullivan, L MacMahon; N Cleary, V Mulcahy, G Kearney.
Subs: O Farmer for A Walsh, R Ní Bhuachalla for Kearney (both half-time), A Barrett for Corkery (37), D O’Sullivan for Murphy (40).
DONEGAL: N Mailey; O Carr, K Wilson, T Khan; T McCafferty, G Houston, A Watters; E Gallagher, A McDonnell; K Kearney, K Guthrie, R Friel; R Curran, CD Shovlin, K Feeney.
Subs: A McDonnell for Khan (18), R Boyle for Curran (43), O Furlong for Feeney (47), B McGinty for Houston (51).
Referee: G Corrigan (Down).