In a repeat of the 2014 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie final, Cork returned to the All-Ireland final for the second time in two years after a nine point victory over Kilkenny.
In a goal filled game it wasn’t until the second half that the 2014 Champions steamrolled into the All-Ireland final against 2013 champions Galway hit three goals in the second half. Kilkenny started the game extremely strong hitting 1-6 to 0-2 in the opening 15 minutes but then Cork found their second wind scoring 4-8 while ‘The Cats’ scraped a further 0-4 from the rest of the game.
Orla Cotter had her name on the score sheet for her Cork side but Michelle Quilty was on hand to push Kilkenny ahead in their period of domination at the beginning of the game. Katie Power, Denise Gaule and Miriam Walsh were the main scoring threats for Kilkenny but responding points from Cotter and Amy O’Connor kept their side in touch. Cork narrowed the gap just before half time as Orla Cotter’s free found the net off the stick of Emma Kavanagh making it 1-7 to 1-6 in favour of Cork at the break.
Three goals in the second half from Katrina Mackey, Cotter and O’Connor ended Kilkenny’s chances of returning to the All-Ireland final for the third year in a row and Cork were comfortably in the driving seat of the game.
Following their victory over Tipperary two weeks ago in the quarter-final on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-10, Cork seemed to have benefited having that extra game to their name. In comparison Kilkenny topped their group with ease meaning they were seeded into the semi-final.
The All-Ireland final fixed for September 13th and will be a reply of this years league final which Galway came out victorious by three points.