CORK came out on top of the latest battle with Kilkenny by 1-13 to 0-9 in Walsh Park in Waterford to book a place in the Division 2 Final of the Littlewoods Irelands Camogie League. They will be joined in the decider by Westmeath, who saw off Dublin by 3-10 to 1-6 in Clane's Conneff Park.
"His status at the moment is that both Diarmuid and I agreed that what was best was that he would take a rest over these games. He has had a long number of years playing senior inter-county football, as have a lot of this group, so that decision was made in his best interests."
"We lost the first two games by three points. Potentially we could have won one or both of those two games. I'm not saying we should have but we were in a position where we might have. Three points is not a big losing deficit by any means. Obviously, we were tipped very strongly to be playing a relegation battle. But our ambition wasn't to do that of course."
HOLDERS Cork and TG4 All-Ireland senior champions Dublin booked their Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 semi-final spots, while Kerry were relegated to the second tier on a busy weekend of action.