Mourneabbey

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Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald talks to his team. In truth, it is another rebuild for Ephie and his management. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The 12 months of 2018 left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth of Ephie Fitzgerald and Cork women’s football supporters and even the team itself – unle(...)

Bríd O’Sullivan of Mourneabbey lifting the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup following the All-Ireland ladies  senior club   final   against Foxrock-Cabinteely at Parnell Park, Dublin. Photograph:   Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

From the bitter beginnings when Cork’s Mourneabbey clawed their way from the harsh surroundings of junior football all the way to the summit of Parnel(...)

Eimear Meaney of Mourneabbey with the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup at Captains Day in Croke Park on Tuesday.   Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

On their way home to Cork from Dublin a year ago the Mourneabbey players and staff stopped off at the Poitín Stil for a drink. There were plenty of so(...)

Carnacon’s Cora Staunton kisses the Delores Tyrell cup before lifting it. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Carnacon (Mayo) 0-15 Mourneabbey (Cork) 1-10 This could only end one way. The clock ticking down, the kids in the crowd counting backwards from 10 an(...)

Mourneabbey’s  Ciara O’Sullivan: “Up to last year we’d never won a senior county title before, so everything was new, every step further we took was a big surprise”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ciara O’Sullivan won her seventh All-Ireland football medal in September when she captained Cork to a five-in-a-row and their 10th title in 11 years.(...)