An intense All-Ireland senior ladies final between Cork and Dublin saw three goals in the first half, the pick of which was a clinical effort from goal machine Áine O'Sullivan.
The opening exchanges saw both sides slowly find a feel for the game. St Sylvesters forward Nicole Owens was lively for Dublin and slotted a long-range point while Cork's Orla Finn began to find her range from frees. However, midway through the first half Dublin were awarded a penalty which was expertly converted by Sinéad Aherne.
Yet Ephie Fitzgerald's side did not give in and O'Sullivan's awareness after a mix-up in the Dublin defence saw her capitalise. While there was some debate as to whether she was going for goal, the score kept Cork within touching distance of the defending champions.
Cúl!! Críoch den scoth ag Áine O'Sullivan do @CorkLGFA
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) September 16, 2018
The half-time score was Dublin 2-6, Cork 1-5.