At right corner-back is Joanne O’Callaghan. Joanne was the type of corner-back forwards hate. She got the job done. A solid defender. Captained Cork to honours in 2006 and retired after Cork’s All-Ireland win in 2014.
Alongside Orla at midfield was another tremendous athlete. Her physics, strength, and hurling made Ashling Thompson a feared opponent. When Ashling was on song, so were Cork. Her long-range point scoring from both left and right was top class.
Her finish is clinical. Five All-Ireland titles and five All-Stars, testament to her standing in camogie circles. Great speed and a free scoring forward.
CORK CAMOGIE: Aoife Murray; Joanne O’Callaghan, Anna Geary, Laura Treacy; Rena Buckley, Gemma O’Connor, Pamela Mackey; Orla Cotter, Ashling Thompson; Briege Corkery, Julia White, Jenny O’Leary; Amy O’Connor, Síle Burns, Katrina Mackey.