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April 23, 2019

Dublin's Rachel Ruddy and Eimear Scally of Cork

The LGFA's new Live Stream video service from the Lidl National League served up an epic encounter between Cork and Dublin in sweltering heat in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.

Selected games were shown every week through the League on the LGFA Facebook page, beginning in Cavan in February and ending with Cork's 1-18 to 2-14 defeat of champions Dublin. 

Viewing figures during extra-time surpassed all of the previous games, reflecting the drama of the contest, which included a red card, superb football, a late late winner from Melissa Duggan and 13 points from All Star Orla Finn. 

'It was important to beat them and to get back in a League Final', says Finn. 

Dublin had won the last three major trophies (two All Irelands and one League) but co-commentator and Cork legend Brid Stack said Cork deserved this victory for 'their decision-making, fitness and they way they kept driving at the Dublin defence. 

You can watch a condensed highlights video showing all of the drama here, from Jerome Quinn Media and MacAV:

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