Armagh 2-6 Cork 0-14
Armagh crashed out of the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final stage, with Cork edging their hosts by two points.
Armagh battled brilliantly and certainly died with their boots on, but the Rebels deserve their spot in the last four.
With the influential Aimee Mackin, Armagh struggled for score, although two second half goals kept them in touch.
The visiting side opened the scoring inside the first two minutes with full forward Doireann O’Sullivan slotting over a free.
Armagh replied through Blaithin Mackin following a quick series of handpasses with Aoife McCoy.
Ciara O’Sullivan fired Cork ahead, but McCoy was the one to split the posts this time for Armagh with the levelled.
The Dromintee attacker edged her side ahead for the first time in the game, but Cork responded with three on the trot.
But the Orchard Ladies had the final say of the half and two Kelly Mallon frees tied the score 0-5 apiece at the interval.
Ciara O’Sullivan got the second half up and running with a score while Hannah Looney doubled their lead.
Armagh shot ahead through a Niamh Coleman three-pointer. Blaithin Mackin’s effort was blocked, but bounced into the direction of Coleman who couldn’t miss.
But scores from Doireann O’Sullivan (two frees) and Ciara O’Sullivan edged Cork two ahead once again.
Once more, Shane McCormack’s ladies battle back the lead. This time Mackin was on the end of a blocked shot, and she buried the ball to the net.
Cork refused to wilt however and immediately tied the game, with substitute Aoife Healy splitting the posts.
Katie Quirke slotted over two frees while the Cork keeper Meabh O’Sullivan pulled off a fine save to deny Mackin a second goal.
Ciara O’Sullivan traded scores with Blathnaid Hendron