2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/9/2014Dublin vs Cork Cork Manager Eamon Ryan celebrates with his team after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

“I do think we appreciate all the moments. Even this year before the All-Ireland, we were waiting in the car park of the Red Cow getting ready to leav(...)

Cork’s Rhona Ní Bhuachalla (left) and Val  Mulcahy (13) and team-mates celebrate   after their remarkable win over Dublin in the 2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

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Mayo’s Cora Staunton: registered 2-6 against Westmeath last week. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Ireland rugby captain Fiona Coghlan has won The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year award for 2013. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Carnacon’s Cora Staunton in action against  Donaghmoyne during the All-Ireland senior club football final in which see scored 1-5 in helping her club regain the title. Photograph: Inpho

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Galway senior camogie player Therese Maher holds the O’Duffy Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

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Cork’s  Juliet Murphy, Cork celebrates her side’s victory over Monaghan  in the  All-Ireland Ladies  senior football final. Photograph: Inpho

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Valerie Mulcahy scores her side’s goal despite the efforts of Monaghan’s Sharon Courtney during yesterday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football final at Croke Park. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Cork players celebrate the final whistle after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies’ Football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

If there’s a better team in Irish sport, you’d back Eamonn Ryan’s Cork ladies to haunt them to their dying breath. They picked up their eighth All-Ire(...)