Rowe has final word to put halt to Cork comeback

Published date07 February 2023
Publication titleIrish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
By half-time it looked like Dublin had secured the points when four first-half goals saw them lead by double scores, 4-8 to 0-10. However, a storming restart from Cork saw them back in contention and with five minutes to go they were in front at Páirc Ui Rinn

The home side got two early second-half goals to put only three points between the sides at that stage. But a couple of late frees from Rowe saw the visitors run out winners by a single point.

Cork had actually gotten off to the better start before Dublin responded with two rapid-fire goals from Rowe and Caoimhe O'Connor. Hannah Tyrrell and Kate Sullivan also got in on the act and Dublin led by 10 points at the break.

Cork were back in contention when a ball from Erika O'Shea was palmed to the net by Dublin substitute Lauren Magee. Then Eimear Kiely scored their second goal and it was game on.

Orlaith Cahalane goaled to put Cork back on level terms, 3-14 to 4-11. And with six minutes to go Katie Quirke had Cork back in front. Nevertheless, Rowe drew the sides level again from a free...

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