Cork captain Briege Corkery: Took the game by the scruff of the neck to win All-Ireland women’s senior football championship final at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

You had to see yesterday’s women’s All-Ireland football final to believe what happened. We’ll try to explain. With Geraldine O’Flynn’s late point Cor(...)

Dublin’s Denise Masterson pursues Eimear Scally of Cork in the league division one final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The first time Denise Masterson held a football, a third of the Dublin team that will line out beside her tomorrow were not yet in secondary school. S(...)

Cork’s Roisín Phelan and Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick whose teams will be vying for possession of the Brendan Martin Cup in the TG4 All-Ireland women’s senior football final at Croke Park on Sunday. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

A sporting dynasty is built upon small beginnings. Losing in the same manner you intend upon winning. This is the Cork ladies football team. And stil(...)

How do you get your player to operate farther out the pitch? Kerry’s James O’Donoghue plays table football with Abigail Bradshaw (6) from Knockylon during a visit with the Sam Maguire Cup to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin this morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Inevitably, the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay next weekend will take some of the limelight from the biggest day of the year for women’s f(...)

Nollaig Cleary, Cork, celebrates with team-mate Geraldine O’Flynn, left, at the final whistle.

Armagh 2-11 Cork 5-16 Eamonn Ryan’s Cork blasted out an ominous statement of intent as they obliterated Armagh by 14 points in Saturday’s TG4 A(...)

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(...)

Cork’s Doireann O’Sullivan and Deirdre O’Reilly lead the celebrations after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cork 1-10 Monaghan 1-9: Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are TG4 All-Ireland Ladies senior football champions for the eighth time in nine seasons. The Rebelettes co(...)

Cork’s Juliet Murphy celebrates with manager Eamonn Ryan after beating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This will end. It may even end tomorrow. It’s perfectly feasible that the Cork ladies will finally feel the cold of a late autumn Croke Park, damned t(...)

Cork’s Elaine Harte has a chance to win her eighth All-Ireland winning medal on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s been a strange old year for Elaine Harte. For just over a decade she had been Cork’s first choice goalkeeper, with seven All-Ireland medals to he(...)

Cork’s Angela Walsh celebrates her side’s  second goal during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final against Kerry at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork 2-9 Kerry 0-11: Valerie Mulcahy scored 2-3 as champions Cork advanced to an eighth TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final in n(...)