Cork get back on track while Donegal claim surprise victory
Geraldine McLaughlin celebrates her third goal
Women's Football League:All-Ireland champions Cork collected their first competitive victory of 2013 against Meath in yesterday’s Tesco Homegrown National Football League Division One tie.
Ace forward Valerie Mulcahy was in scintillating form for the Rebelettes at Clyda Rovers GAA club. The four-time All Star finished with a haul of 2-7, including three points from frees. Cork won, 3-15 to 4-4, to help erase the memories of the previous weekend’s loss to league champions Monaghan.
At half-time, Cork led by 3-6 to 3-2, but Eamon Ryan’s charges did not score for 17 minutes in the second half.
Meath got to within two points of Cork, but the hosts finished strongly to secure maximum points. Emma Farmer also netted for Cork as Geraldine Doherty finished as Meath’s leading scorer with 2-2. Mulcahy was the undoubted star turn for Cork but Meath goalkeeper Irene Munnelly was also impressive.
Meanwhile, Donegal scored a surprise 3-10 to 2-7 victory against Dublin at Chanel College. Geraldine McLaughlin was the hat-trick hero for Donegal, who bounced back from their loss to Laois in the opening round.