LiveTracker - Sunday 12 September 2021

All-Ireland Camogie SC final
Cork 1-12 Galway 1-15 Croke Park FT

All-Ireland Camogie IC final
Antrim 2-21 Kilkenny 2-13, Croke Park FT


What a finish it was to the 2021 intercounty season. Full back and captain Sarah Dervan collects the silverware. Well done to Galway and hard luck on Cork, who were magnificent. That's all from me - thanks for reading.


Beaten finalists last December, Galway are All-Ireland senior camogie champions for the fourth time, adding to their victories of 1996, 2013 and 2019. The Rebelettes seemed to have won it when Mackey propelled them three clear with that 48th-minute goal but Cathal Murray's charges finished powerfully and McGrath's clinically-despatched goal proved crucial as were those Orlaith McGrath points at the death. The winners outscored Cork by 1-4 to 0-1 in the last twelve minutes - deserving winners of the O'Duffy Cup!


All-Ireland Camogie SC final full time: Cork 1-12 Galway 1-15

Orlaith McGrath again from distance after tremendous play by Kilkenny! Superb stuff. And the final whistle sounds! Galway are All-Ireland champions and boy did they have to fight for it. What a sensational game of camogie that was!


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 1-12 Galway 1-14

Full forward Orlaith McGrath finds space and sends her shot high over the bar at the Davin End!


Narrowly wide from O'Reilly. We are in the first of three minutes of stoppage time and one point separates these two great teams...


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 1-12 Galway 1-13

Stunning Cork move culminates in a Cronin bullet over the bar. More players go down as we move into the last 90 seconds of a memorable match...


This really has been an unbelievable contest. Galway by two with two minutes left. We pause as there are players down all over the field...



What a goal for Galway! Siobhan McGrath takes the pass from O'Reilly and calmly slots her shot to the bottom right corner - 1-13 to 1-11! Four minutes left...



Narrowly wide off the stick of Kilkenny with five minutes to go and still one point between the sides....


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 1-11 Galway 0-13

Ailish O'Reilly takes over the free-taking duties and nails a terrific one at the Davin End from close to the Hogan Stand sideline.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 1-11 Galway 0-12

Yellow card for Meabh Cahalane. Dolan strokes over the free and is then substituted. Nine minutes left.



Mackey gathers the handpass from Collins and drives an unstoppable shot to the roof of the Galway net - 1-11 to 0-11 and that was coming!


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-11 Galway 0-11

On the run, Cronin drops over the leveller with 13 minutes left. Cork tails are up now. They are winning all the 50:50 balls.


Fourteen huge minutes coming up in this epic All-Ireland camogie final...


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-10 Galway 0-11

Dolan calmly arrows over a 40-metre free to double the gap. Cronin is taken out by Siobhan Gardiner (yellow card) at the other end and the No.26 gets up to convert the free herself. One it it at the second water break.



Looney gets back to block down Dolan's goal effort; wide from Collins at the other end. Tense is not the word...


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-9 Galway 0-10

O'Connor is dragged down by Healy (yellow card) and, from the resultant free, Cronin taps over the Rebelettes' first point of the second half with 42 minutes played.



Shauna Healy gets back to deny the dangerous O'Connor this time. Is Cork's physicality starting to tell? We are in the 41st minute and have still seen only one score since the restart...


Hearts in mouths

Absolutely frenetic exchanges here in the eight minutes since the restart. End-to-end stuff with every possession keenly contested. Almost a Cork goal but O'Connor's effort is narrowly off target.


Super sub

Cork introduce their captain Linda Collins for Ciara O'Sullivan.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-8 Galway 0-10

The action resumes. Amazing work by Niamh Kilkenny to win possession and fire over a tremendous point.


So Galway lead by the odd point from 17 at the end of an absorbing first half. This match remains on a knife-edge and could go either way. A huge second half coming up...


All-Ireland Camogie SC final half time: Cork 0-8 Galway 0-9

Straight from the puck-out, the outstanding Donohue points from a nigh on impossible angle near the end-line, right of the posts and Galway take the narrowest of leads into the break.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-8 Galway 0-8

The sides are level for the first time after Mackey takes her point on the stroke of half time!


Tenacious attacking by the McGrath siblings but Orlaith's shot goes inches wide. We are in the first of three added minutes at the end of an energy-sapping, high-octane first half.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-7 Galway 0-8

Looney draws the foul and Cronin swings over the free with a minute of normal time left before the break.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-6 Galway 0-8

Thompson is clattered by Dolan but Cronin misses the free from 47 metres on 25 minutes. At the other end, midfielder Niamh Kilkenny hits a lovely score.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-6 Galway 0-7

O'Connor is almost in for a Cork goal but takes her point on the spin after being crowded out.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-5 Galway 0-7

Donohue is fouled again and Dolan once more makes no mistake from the free.



Fiona Keating's effort strikes the right upright but Cork come again and Amy O'Connor wins a free, which Cronin strokes over to halve the deficit.


Water break

This is really exciting stuff, with every ball being fiercely contested. Cork awarded a free in midfield and Sigerson fires it wide. Two between the teams at the first water break.


Yellow card!

Aoife Donohue is on the receiving end of a hefty hit from Sigerson, and the Cork girl is booked.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-4 Galway 0-6

Dolan slots her third free after Orlaith McGrath was pushed over. Breathless start to this match.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-4 Galway 0-5

Looney fires over her second point inside a minute. The Leesiders have notched three unanswered points now to get right back into contention.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-3 Galway 0-5

Wonderful third Cork point from midfielder Hannah Looney! Both their midfielders have raised white flags already.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-2 Galway 0-5

From under the Cusack Stand, Chloe Sigerson launches the best point of the day so far straight between the posts at the Davin End. The Cork No.10's free from the same position then tails narrowly wide.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-1 Galway 0-5

Siobhan McGrath slots her second before Galway goalkeeper Sarah Healy comes off her line to deny Katriona Mackey from close range!


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-1 Galway 0-4

Siobhan McGrath and O'Reilly add to the Galway tally and Ashling Thompson opens Cork's account on five minutes.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-0 Galway 0-2

Ailish O'Reilly is tripped and No.25 Dolan does the business from another free.


All-Ireland Camogie SC final: Cork 0-0 Galway 0-1

Carrie Dolan opens the scoring from a free from the middle of the pitch. Looked soft enough.


Game on!

Referee Liz Dempsey from Kilkenny gets us started, with Cork defending Hill 16, having won the toss.


When you hear the national anthem, you know throw-in is only seconds away. Will Cork claim their first title since 2018 or can Galway add to their 2019 success? We'll know soon...


There are 16 players in the Cork pre-match parade as captain Linda Collins, who starts on the subs' bench, leads her county around the field.


Cork and Galway become the last teams in 2021 to line up behind the Artane Band and parade around Croke Park on All-Ireland final day. Cork are on the outside. The decibel levels rise!


Team news:

Carrie Dolan replaces Niamh Hanniffy in Galway's starting team.


Team news:

Orla Cronin comes into the Cork starting team at left corner forward and will captain the team. Linda Collins makes way.


Cork first out onto the field and here come Galway! Huge roars greet both sets of players. Wonderful atmosphere in Croker for the O'Duffy Cup decider.


These sides met in the 2019 and 2020 championships, with Galway prevailing narrowly on both occasions.


This is the first time since 2015 that Kilkenny have not been in the senior final. In the 2015 decider, Cork defeated Galway...


Cork dramatically dethroned holders Kilkenny in their semi-final, while Galway got the better of Tipperary. The Tribesgirls are contesting their third successive final, having captured the title in 2019 before losing last December's final to Kilkenny. The Rebelettes are gunning for their first title since 2018.


Team news:

There will be at least one late change to the Cork XV as four-time All-Ireland winner Orla Cronin has been cleared to play after successfully appealing her three-game suspension, which was imposed after she was sent off late in the Rebels’ semi-final victory Kilkenny.


GALWAY (v Cork SCF): Sarah Healy, Shauna Healy, S Dervan, D Higgins, S Gardiner, E Helebert, C Cormican, N Hanniffy, N Kilkenny, C Finnerty, S Spellman, A Donohue, S McGrath, O McGrath, A O’Reilly


CORK (v Galway SCF): A Lee, P Mackey, L Coppinger, M Cahalane, S McCarthy, L Treacy, L Hayes, H Looney, A Thompson, C Sigerson, F Keating, C O’Sullivan, K Mackey, A O’Connor, L Collins.


We're far from done for today. Coming up in 45 minutes, Croke Park will stage the last intercounty contest of 2021 - the senior camogie championship final between Cork and Galway!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final full time: Antrim 2-21 Kilkenny 2-13

The Glensgirls are champions! Hitting 2-17 from play, Antrim atone for last December's final defeat by overpowering Kilkenny to claim their first intermediate title since 2003. Paul McKillen and Jim McKernan's charges win the Jack McGrath Cup and also secure promotion to senior ranks for 2022.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 2-21 Kilkenny 2-13

On her 26th birthday, winning captain McNaughton tacks on a 21st Antrim point!



Wing back Sarah Crowley steals forward and hits the second Kilkenny goal deep into stoppage time - 2-13 to 2-20!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 2-20 Kilkenny 1-13

Substitute Therese Donnelly clips over a late consolation point but Kilkenny are now facing an impossible task.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 2-20 Kilkenny 1-12

McCormick (0-9) taps a free between the posts into The Hill.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 2-19 Kilkenny 1-12

Kelly raises her personal contribution to 1-5 with a class score from the right wing!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 2-18 Kilkenny 1-12

The outstanding O'Dwyer points a 60-metre free to close the gap to nine with ten minutes left.



And, hot on the heels of those two points, Dobbin sends a low shot to the bottom left corner for Antrim's second goal! McCormick follows up with a pointed free and Antrim lead by ten at the second water break - 2-18 to 1-11. O'Dwyer's goal had closed the gap to four only for the northerners to reel off 1-3 in the blink of an eye.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-17 Kilkenny 1-11

But Antrim's response to the goal is brilliant - quickfire points from McCormick and Kelly!



O'Dwyer catches the Antrim defence unawares and blasts low to the net from a close-range free - 1-11 to 1-15!



Hannah Scott tries to kick a much-needed Kilkenny goal but Antrim goalkeeper Caitriona Graham comes off her line to make a great save with her right knee!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-15 Kilkenny 0-11

Dobbin turns her marker inside-out and pops over a delightful score with 20 minutes to go.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-14 Kilkenny 0-11

McCormick cancels out a second successive O'Dwyer free. Excellent defending from Antrim, then.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-13 Kilkenny 0-10

O'Dwyer swings over a Kilkenny free with five minutes gone in the second half.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-13 Kilkenny 0-9

Minor sensation Aine Magill stretches the gap out to seven.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-12 Kilkenny 0-9

The excellent Maeve Kelly runs at the Kilkenny defence and takes her point, bringing her tally to 1-3, which is the difference between the teams.


The sides were level five times during that high-quality opening period but the Saffrons pulled away in the second quarter to take a commanding advantage into the interval.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final half time: Antrim 1-11 Kilkenny 0-9

McCormick immediately makes amends, however, shortening her grip to register her fifth point, this one from play. Caitrin Dobbin adds another one deep into stoppage time and the Antrim girls lead by five at the break.



McCormick arrows a free towards the posts and the umpire raises his white flag but the score is ruled out by Hawk-Eye. The gap stays at three points.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-9 Kilkenny 0-9

O'Neill pounces on possession and duly increases the Glensgirls' advantage.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-8 Kilkenny 0-9

The unerring McCormick nails a free with six minutes left before the break. Both sides have hit an array of wonderful scores so far.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 1-7 Kilkenny 0-9

Wonderful from Hynes as she fires over her third, this one from 45 metres. O'Dwyer spins to claim her second and the gap is back to the minimum.



Kelly is hooked initially but at the second attempt she hits the opening goal of the game through the legs of Kilkenny 'keeper Sinead Farrell - 1-7 to 0-7 in Antrim's favour!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-7 Kilkenny 0-7

Battling Kilkenny win possession and Hynes hits a great leveller.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-7 Kilkenny 0-6

Sophie O'Dwyer's converted free means the sides are level for the fourth time but midfielder Nicole O'Neill from Dunloy musters an instant riposte.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-6 Kilkenny 0-5

Quigley flicks over the equalising point on 15 minutes. Kelly replies with her second classy point on the run. One between them at the first water break!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-5 Kilkenny 0-4

Captain Lucia McNaughton starts and finished the move (with a superb point from midfield) and the Saffrons are back in front thanks to four points in succession!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-4 Kilkenny 0-4

McCormick's nicely-struck free makes it a one-point game and the No.13 then fires a terrific score from play to tie the scores up with ten minutes played.



Bad luck for Kilkenny as Danielle Quigley goes for goal and her shot hits the butt of the left post under Hill 16. And it's a four-point swing as Roisin McCormick points immediately at the other end!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-1 Kilkenny 0-4

Ciara O'Keeffe slots Kilkenny's fourth unanswered point. Their half-forward line is running riot here, combining for all their scores thus far!


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-1 Kilkenny 0-3

Kilkenny hit the front thanks to a brilliant Eva Hynes point; Walsh quickly adds her second.


All-Ireland Camogie IC final: Antrim 0-1 Kilkenny 0-1

Maeve Kelly slots a lovely opener but the Cats are level thanks to Sarah Walsh.


Game on!

Referee Conor Quinlan gets us started. Antrim won the toss and are defending Hill 16 in the first half. A change of jerseys for at least one of the teams wouldn't have been a bad idea!


Final huddles before throw-in. Who will win the Jack McGrath Cup? Stay with us to find out...


Antrim defeated Galway at the semi-final stage, while Kilkenny's second team got the better of Meath.


Antrim prevailed when these two teams met in the first round of the championship. This is their third final of the year but they finished runners-up in both the league and Ulster deciders.


Antrim were beaten by Down in last year's intermediate final. Kilkenny are hoping to claim the intermediate title after relinquishing their senior crown a couple of weeks ago.


All-Ireland Camogie Premier JC final full time: Wexford 1-14 Armagh 1-11

The Model County take the spoils in the opener at Croke Park. Coming up next is the intermediate final - Kilkenny V Antrim.


A wonderful contest is in store to see who succeeds Kilkenny as camogie champions. We'll provide instant updates on all the action.


Both these teams have recent experience of capturing camogie's top prize. The Rebels claimed the spoils for a record-extending 28th time in 2018, while Galway were crowned senior champions for the third time in 2019.


We'll be covering the intermediate and senior deciders. Kilkenny and Antrim contest the intermediate final at 2pm, while Cork and Galway collide in the O'Duffy Cup showcase at 4:15.


The 2021 intercounty season concludes today, as the All-Ireland camogie finals go down for decision at Croke Park.


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