Wall flowers in final flourish

 

Waterford won their sixth successive Munster senior title at Dungarvan yesterday to set up a meeting with arch-rivals Monaghan in the All-Ireland semi-final. Two goals from Aine Wall and one apiece from Geraldine O'Ryan and Mary O'Donnell saw Waterford lead 4-6 to 1-2 at halftime and Claire Ryan and Niamh Barry added two more in the second half.

Susan Power from a penalty and Mary O'Connor goaled for Cork.

WATERFORD: S Hickey; A Crotty, S O'Ryan, D Walsh; O Condon, D O'Rourke, J A Torpey (0-2); M O'Ryan, C Casey (0-4); R Hallahan, M O'Donnell (1-0), N Barry (1-1); A Wall (2-0), C Ryan (1-2), G O'Ryan (1-2). Subs: T Whyte for O'Rourke; F Crotty (0-1) for Barry; D Nagle for Wall.

CORK: G Burchell; J O'Sullivan, F O'Sullivan, M Kelleher; S O'Reilly, T O'Keeffe, K O'Sullivan; I McSweeney, J Murphy (0-1); F O'Driscoll (0- 1), M O'Connor (1-2), R Curtin (0-2); S Hanrahan, S Power (1-1), A O'Shea (0-1). Subs: N Kelleher for J O'Sullivan; R Collins for Hanrahan.

Referee: P Molyneaux (Limerick).