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Orla Finn, Kinsale, is pursued by Aisling Ní Chorcrain, Moycullen. Picture: Larry Cummins
Orla Finn, Kinsale, is pursued by Aisling Ní Chorcrain, Moycullen. Picture: Larry Cummins
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Mourneabbey, Kinsale and Aghada make it a treble yell for Rebel football

THREE Cork clubs will contest the senior, intermediate and junior All-Ireland club finals.

On Saturday, Mourneabbey saw off Dublin's Foxrock-Cabinteely in the senior semi-final to reach their third final in four years, while yesterday Kinsale denied Moycullen of Galway in the intermediate semi, and Aghada defeated Tuam/Cortoon in the junior fixture.

However, this isn't the first time that Cork clubs have set-up a treble final. In 2003, there was a clean sweep at national level for Cork clubs, with Donoughmore claiming the senior crown, Naomh Aban the intermediate, and Gabriel Rangers the junior.

Interesting to note, it was in the winter before Cork claimed their first senior Munster championship title under Eamonn Ryan, and once again with Cork not featuring in a senior All-Ireland final, the clubs are paying dividends.

Kinsale's vistory over Moycullen saw them become the fifth club to feature in back-to-back junior and intermediate All-Ireland club finals, following in the footsteps of Rockchapel, Rockbán, Inch Rovers, and Mourneabbey. And, speaking of the latter, they too have a chance to make history when they take on Carnacon of Mayo in the senior final on Sunday, December 3, in Parnell Park. 

Ciara O'Sullivan of Mourneabbey in action against Sinead Goldrick of Foxrock Cabinteely. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Ciara O'Sullivan of Mourneabbey in action against Sinead Goldrick of Foxrock Cabinteely. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Should they deny Cora Staunton's side a shot at their sixth Dolores Tyrell Memorial Cup, they will become the first club ever to have won the senior, intermediate and junior titles.

It is likely that Kinsale's tie in the intermediate final against Dunboyne of Meath will be the curtain-raiser to the senior final in Parnell Park, while Aghada's junior final against Corduff is pencilled in for Saturday, December 2.

Elsewhere, Carnacon defeated St Macartan's of Tyrone in Augher yesterday on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-8, with captain Cora Staunton registering 1-7.

Ryan McMenamin's side caused a huge upset in the Ulster final when they defeated the reigning All-Ireland champions, Donaghmoyne of Monaghan, however Carnacon were by far the stronger yesterday.

In the second intermediate semi-final, Dunboyne of Meath were too strong for Latton of Monaghan, and saw past them on a scoreline of 3-18 to 1-3 in Latton, to set up a tie with Kinsale.

Finally, in the second junior semi-final, Corduff of Monaghan defeated Cuala of Dublin 4-8 to 2-10, with a late goal by Barbara Ward securing a place against Aghada in the junior final on December 2.