Cork brought down the curtain on the intercounty camogie scene at the weekend when they added the All-Ireland Intermediate championship camogie title to their collection for 2002 by beating Antrim 3-06 to 1-10.

Played in very good conditions, both sides served up great camogie and the crowd were on their toes with three minutes remaining and only two scores dividing the two sides.

Cork, who last won the title in 2000, were grateful to Valerie Maher for two first half goals which saw Cork lead 3-01 to Antrim's 1-05 at the break.

The Munster side looked very determined in the second half and they knocked over 0-05 in a row before Antrim's twenty minute free.

However, Antrim refused to give in and with three minutes remaining, they stormed back with another Jane Adams free and then Carla Doherty sent over a second point to narrow the deficit to three points.

Gráinne Connolly added another point for Antrim but Cork held out for the win.


Cork: Valerie Maher 2-0, Marie Watson 1-02, Linda Dorgan, Regina Curtin, Colette Desmond, Briege Corkery 0-01 each.

Antrim: Jane Adams 1-03, Carla Doherty 0-03, Gráinne Connolly 0- 02, Denise Darragh, Edel Mason 0-01 each.


Cork: Denise Twomey,Clare Deasy, Jean O'Sullivan, Liz Sweetnam, Ann Marie Fleming, Nora Ahearne, Joan Twomey, Regina Curtin, Briege Corkery, Colette Desmond, Hilda Kenneally,(cpt.) Linda Dorgan, Valerie Maher, Marie Watson, Eimear Watson. Subs: Marie O'Neill for Hilda Kenneally, Rachel Myers for Valerie Maher.

Antrim: Christine Doherty, Ciara Gault, Sinéad Mc Mullen, Maureen Duffin, (cpt.), Siobhán McCloskey, Maureen Stewart, Ciara McGinley, Roisin Duffin, Jane Adams, Ann McKee, Denise Darragh, Gráinne Connolly, Una Elliott, Edel Mason, Carla Doherty. Subs: Mairead Graham for R.Duffin. Referee: Áine Derham, Dublin.

Filed by Tom Grealis