Cork's Orla Finn is The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month for May

June 12, 2019

Orla Finn of Cork is presented with The Croke Park / LGFA Player of the Month award for May by Sean Reid, Deputy General Manager, The Croke Park, at The Croke Park in Jones Road, Dublin. Orla was Player of the Match in the 2019 Lidl NFL Division 1 Final, and she scored five points against Galway at Parnell Park on May 5. Orla followed that up with a haul of 0-11 in Cork's TG4 Munster SFC Round 1 victory over Waterford on May 25. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile.

Cork forward Orla Finn has been honoured with The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month award for May.

Finn, 27, from the Kinsale club, has been acknowledged for a series of sparkling performances for in-form Cork.

Finn was Player of the Match in the Lidl National League Division 1 Final victory over Galway on May 5, when she scored five points, including three frees, at Parnell Park.

That tally took Orla’s League haul to an incredible 1-55, and she was duly named on the Division 1 Lidl Team of the National League.

Cork also opened the defence of their TG4 Munster Senior Championship crown on May 26 against Waterford and Finn, a 2018 TG4 All Star, was in red-hot form again.

As the Leesiders claimed a big victory at Cork IT, Finn chipped in with an individual contribution of 11 points, including seven from play.

Cork defeated Kerry on June 1 to seal a place in the Munster Final, and they’ll aim to retain their title next Sunday (June 16) when they renew acquaintances with Waterford at Fraher Field, Dungarvan (6.30pm).

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