Cork have enjoyed tremendous glory in the Electric Ireland Minor A Camogie Championship since getting off the mark in 2018 and are now one game away from a fourth title in six seasons as a result of their 1-18 to 3-11 triumph over a valiant Galway in Nenagh.
Cork will take on Munster rivals Waterford, after they beat Kilkenny last Sunday. Waterford imposed themselves early on in the game , the excellent Maggie Gosti breaching the Kilkenny defence with a goal after three minutes. Keisie Obanya added a point straight away before Rachel Dowling got the Cats off the mark.
It was Waterford who dominated the scoring to the interval however, Alannah McNulty and the outstanding Eimear O’Neill raising white flags to make it 1-6 to 0-3 at the change of ends, O’Neill bringing her tally to four.
Waterford had been reduced to 14 players just before the interval but they were able to keep Kilkenny at arm’s length in the second half nonetheless, even though Julie Lennon split the posts on two occasions early on for the young Stripeywomen and Dowling shot another brace to leave four between them.
It was O’Neill who landed the telling blow, however, with a goal after 56 minutes following a brilliant bit of play by Emma Fitzgerald set her up. There was no way back for Kilkenny from there, hard though they tried and a late goal was not enough to deny the blue and whites their shot at history.