Eighteen years after she played in her first All-Ireland ladies football final, Cora Staunton is heading back to Croke Park on September 24 after inspiring Mayo to a famous victory over Cork today.
The incredible Carnacon woman scored 1-9 in a Player of the Match display at Kingspan Breffni Park as the Westerners edged out the seven in-a-row chasing Rebelettes to reach their first Brendan Martin Cup decider in 10 years against Dublin.
'I stuck around for the younger girls who never got to play in Croke Park.' Cora Staunton is just an awesome sportsperson.- Sinead Farrell (@Shin_Farrell) September 2, 2017
Can't think of any other ladies footballer who could have scored the goal Cora Staunton just scored. She's something else- Edwin McGreal (@edmcgreal) September 2, 2017
Run out of superlatives for Cora Staunton. Back in an All-Ireland final. https://t.co/KDCXv4errW- Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) September 2, 2017
Cillian O'Connor: We're in an All Ireland Final against Dublin.- Mayo Weather (@MayoWeather) September 2, 2017
Cora Staunton: Hold my drink.
Narrator: Cora had a plan
Cora Staunton on fire. Would love to see her win another All-Ireland.- Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) September 2, 2017
Cork's absolutely remarkable reign comes to an end, gutted for them, but I really hope Cora Staunton & this Mayo team go all the way! https://t.co/7E7gVJsYGe- Lisa Lawlor (@Lisa_Lawlor) September 2, 2017
The double trouble is on !!!! https://t.co/YrkrQiyvOa- Conor.mortimer (@Conmort) September 2, 2017