Published Sunday, 29 September 2013
It was agony and ecstasy for the two Ulster sides. (© Presseye)
In the senior decider Monaghan, who boasted former men's senior manager Seamus McEnaney as part of their backroom team, came unstuck against a Cork side who had won seven of the previous eight All-Ireland finals.
In what was a nip-and-tuck affair, Valerie Mulcahy's goal helped the Rebels a 1-6 to 0-6 half-time lead, but Monaghan battled back into the game and took the lead when goalkeeper Linda Martin netted from the penalty spot.
However, Cork fought back to take a 1-point lead into the closing stages, and Caitriona McConnell missed a difficult late free to secure a replay as Cork secured the victory by 1-10 to 1-9.
In the intermediate final Bronagh Sheridan's late free proved decisive as Cavan secured a 1-14 to 1-12 victory over Tipperary to claim their first all-Ireland title.
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