2011 All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Championship final

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2011 All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Final
Event2011 All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Championship
Sixth All-Ireland title in seven years for Cork and the first of six titles in a row
Date25 September 2011
VenueCroke Park, Dublin
Player of the MatchAngela Walsh
RefereeJohn Niland (Sligo)

The 2011 All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Championship Final featured Cork and Monaghan. This was the second of three All-Ireland Ladies' football finals between 2008 and 2013 that saw Cork play Monaghan.[1] According to a report in the Irish Independent, "just two soft goals separated (Cork) from Monaghan". The first goal came after just 21 minutes when goalkeeper Linda Martin opted for a short kick-out which badly back-fired when Nollaig Cleary intercepted it and chipped her. That goal gave Cork a 1–3 to 0–4 half-time lead. Within 10 minutes of the restart, Monaghan scored three unanswered points, one from Ciara McAnespie and two from Niamh Kindlon. The turning point came when Cork's Orla Finn was rugby tackled by Monaghan's Isobel Kierans which resulted in a penalty. Rhona Ní Bhuachalla subsequently scored from the spot to give Cork a three-point lead. Points from Caoimhe Mohan, Laura McEnaney and Cathriona McConnell pulled it back to a point with just five minutes remaining. However Rena Buckley scored a late point for Cork to see them win by two points.[2][3]

Route to the Final[edit]

Match info[edit]

Cork2–7; 0–11Monaghan
Nollaig Cleary (1-0)
Rhona Ní Bhuachalla (1-0)
Juliet Murphy (0-3)
Geraldine O'Flynn (0-1)
Rena Buckley (0-1)
Grace Kearney (0-1)
Valerie Mulcahy (0-1)
[2][3][4] Catriona McConnell (0-3)
Niamh Kindlon (0-3)
Ellen McCarron (0-2)
Ciara McAnespie (0-1)
Caoimhe Mohan (0-1)
Laura McEnaney (0-1)
Attendance: 20,061
Referee: John Niland (Sligo)


Manager: Éamonn Ryan

1 Elaine Harte
2 Ann Marie Walsh
3 Angela Walsh
4 Deirdre O'Reilly
5 Briege Corkery
6 Bríd Stack
7 Geraldine O'Flynn
8 Juliet Murphy
9 Rena Buckley
10 Nollaig Cleary
11 Mairead Kelly
12 Grace Kearney
13 Valerie Mulcahy
14 Rhona Ní Bhuachalla
15 Amy O'Shea (c)

Ciara O'Sullivan for O'Shea (38)
Orla Finn for Mulcahy (39)
Norita Kelly for Cleary (46)
Aine Sheehan for Ní Bhuachalla (53)
Annie Walsh for Buckley (55)

Manager: Gregory McGonigle

1 Linda Martin
2 Grainne McNally
3 Sharon Courtney (c)
4 Christina Reilly
5 Aoife McAnespie
6 Nicola Fahy
7 Lavina Connolly
8 Amanda Casey
9 Cora Courtney
10 Therese McNally
11 Ellen McCarron
12 Catriona McConnell
13 Ciara McAnespie
14 Niamh Kindlon
15 Caoimhe Mohan

Isobel Kierans for C. Courtney (25)
Laura McEnaney for Kindlon (42)
Cora Courtney for McCarron (42)
Eileen McElroy for Kierans (50)


  1. ^ "Cork 1-10 Monaghan 1-09". www.rte.ie. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "It's joy of six for Cork girls". www.independent.ie. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Cork 2-07 Monaghan 0-11". www.rte.ie. 25 September 2011. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Cork v Monaghan - TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final Photos". www.sportsfile.com. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2018.