Galway, Monaghan, Kerry and Dublin take women’s football provincial titles

Kerry’s one-point win dethrones Cork

Cork’s   Shauna Kelly is left to rue her team’s defeat as Kerry celebrate their Munster final win

Cork’s Shauna Kelly is left to rue her team’s defeat as Kerry celebrate their Munster final win

Sun, Jul 14, 2013, 23:07

Galway held onto their TG4 Connacht women’s senior football championship crown yesterday afternoon and Monaghan claimed four-in-a-row in Ulster, as the two remaining provincial finals were decided.

Galway registered a 0-16 to 1-9 victory against Mayo at a sweltering Tuam Stadium – with Edel Concannon hitting 0-6 for the Tribeswomen.

Monaghan claimed a fourth successive provincial crown with a comfortable 4-16 to 1-10 victory over Tyrone at Celtic Park.

On Saturday, Kerry ended Cork’s hopes of 10-in-a-row in Munster, with a sensational victory in Castletownroche.

The Kingdom were crowned Munster champions after carving out a 1-16 to 1-15 victory over the All-Ireland holders. It was Kerry’s second victory over Cork in this summer’s championship, after they won by 3-10 to 3-8 in the first round.

In Leinster, Dublin retained their provincial crown with a comfortable 3-14 to 0-9 victory over Meath, in what was a repeat of last year’s final.