CORK were crowned Ladies All-Ireland champions for the third year in a row after a 1-10 to 1-9 win over Monaghan in the senior final at Croke Park on Sunday. Cavan defeated Tipperary by 1-14 to 1-12 in the intermediate final while Offaly won the junior decider with a 2-11 to 0-12 win over Wexford . . .
PLAYERS from the so called weaker counties in Munster are to consider strike action after the provincial council opted for a seeded draw in the football championship next season, a move which favors Kerry and Cork . . .
DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has appointed Damian Diver, John Duffy and Paul McGonigle to his backroom team . . .
FORMER Kerry boss Jack O’Connor is back in football after taking charge of the county’s minor team . . .
JAMES McCartan is to stay on as manager of the Down senior football squad for another season.