Date Time Competition Season
28 May 2022 12:15 pm Munster Senior Championship 2022

Match Report

Cork crowned Munster Champions

Orla Finn scored 1-3 and Cork retained their TG4 Munster SFC title at the expense of Kerry at a sun-kissed Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney.

The Kingdom were guilty of kicking six wides during an entertaining opening quarter in which they dominated possession. Cork proved more clinical in front of goal, however, Finn and Libby Coppinger points preceeded an Emma Cleary penalty to make it 1-2 to 0-3 after 15 minutes.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartcaigh, Anna Galvin and Lorraine Scanlon scored to keep Kerry on the front foot before the former and Áine Terry O’Sullivan exchanged scores. Then, in the 22nd minute, Ní Mhuircheartcaigh reacted quickest to a Meabh O’Sullivan save and found the net from close range.

Cork’s reaction was positive with Áine Terry O’Sullivan and Doireann O’Sullivan (free) making it 1-5 to 1-4. A superb Cork move ended with Ciara O’Sullivan releasing Finn who made no mistake with a rasping finish to the net. The Kinsale forward added a terrific point and Cork went in at half-time leading by 2-6 to 1-4.

Danielle O’Leary got Kerry’s first score of the second period and a series of turnovers enabled the Kingdom enjoy a purple patch. Yet, the hosts failure to capitalise allowed Cork reassert control. Doireann O’Sullivan and Louise Ní Mhuircheataigh exchanged frees as Cork maintained their four-point advantage heading into the final quarter.  

Ní Mhuircheataigh (free) and O’Leary brought Kerry to within two but Laura O’Mahony responded with a fisted point and Finn (free) quickly restored their team’s advantage.  Cork finished strongly with late scores from Áine Terry O’Sullivan and Rachel Leahy cementing a deserved victory.


1Meabh O’Sullivan Goalkeeper
2Roisin Phelan Defender
3Eimear Meaney Defender
4Sarah Leahy Defender
5Melissa Duggan Defender
6Maire O’Callaghan Defender
7Laura O’Mahony 20 Defender 50'
8Aisling Hutchings 22 Midfielder
9Shauna Kelly 18 Midfielder
10Emma Cleary 19 Forward 13'
11Ciara O’Sullivan Forward
12Libby Coppinger Forward 11'
13Aine O’Sullivan Forward 17', 21', 54'
14Doireann O’Sullivan 23 Forward 24', 39'
15Orla Finn Forward 28'
6', 31', 52'
16Martina O’Brien Goalkeeper
17Marie Ambrose Defender
18Katie Quirke 9 Forward
19Meabh Cahalane 10 Defender
20Abbie O’Mahony 7
21Daire Kiely Forward
22Rachel Leahy 8 Forward 56'
23Eimear Scally 14
24Orlagh Farmer
25Aisling Kelleher
26Laura Fitzgerald
27Ellie Jack Forward
28Chloe Collins
29Faye Ahern
30Emma Spillane


1Ciara Butler Goalkeeper
2Ciara O’Brien Defender
3Kayleigh Cronin Defender
4Eilís Lynch Defender
5Aishling O’Connell Defender
6Emma Costello Defender
7Ciara Murphy Defender
8Anna Galvin Midfielder 5'
9Cáit Lynch Midfielder
10Danielle O’Leary Forward 33', 49'
11Niamh Carmody Forward
12Lorraine Scanlon Forward 14'
13Niamh Ni Chonchuir 19 Forward
14Erica McGlynn 17 Forward
15Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh Forward 22'
7', 19', 44', 47'
16Mary Ellen Bolger Goalkeeper
17Paris McCarthy 14 53'
18Aoife Dillane Defender
19Katie Brosnan 13 Forward
20Ciara McCarthy Defender
21Clodagh Ni Chonchuir
22Caoimhe Evans Forward
23Anna Clifford
24Anna Murphy
25Niamh Broderick Defender
26Keri-Ann Hanrahan Forward
27Rachel Dwyer Forward
28Mary O’Connell Midfielder
29Elizabeth Mohan
30Síofra O’Shea Forward


Fitzgerald Stadium
Fitzgerald Stadium, Lime Grove, Killarney Urban ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, V93 CP26, Ireland

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