Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Semi Final – Kerry 0-13 Cork 1-8

Kerry survive late Cork onslaught to book final date

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, June 11, 2012

Kerry 0-13 Cork 1-8

Kerry booked a spot in this year’s Munster JFC final after surviving a late Cork onslaught in yesterday’s semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Kerry survive late Cork onslaught to book final date The Kingdom were firmly in control with eight minutes remaining after sub Paul O’Donoghue stretched their advantage to six points. But Cork, champions in this grade last year which meant they had to field an entirely new side for this game, mounted a late rally with subs Eoghan Buckley and John Dineen hitting four points between them from frees to narrow the gap. Ultimately it took a brave block by Sean Og O Ciardubháin to deny Dineen a goal in injury-time to secure Kerry’s win.

They were full value for the victory, having recovered from a poor start when Cork corner-forward John Paul Murphy crashed home a brilliant goal in the fifth minute. Cork built on that to lead 1-2 to 0-1 by the 12th minute yet Kerry, with Mike O’Donoghue excelling in attack, recovered to lead 0-6 to 1-2 at the interval. The opening stages of the second-half were evenly contested with O’Mahony and David O’Callaghan raising white flags for Kerry before Murphy and Mark Delaney replied for Cork. However, Kerry then upped the tempo with Conor Cox, a shining light for the county U21 side this season, O’Donoghue and Stephen O’Brien all posing problems in attack and demonstrating accuracy in front of goal. O’Mahony was again denied by Seymour when he closed in on goal in the 50th minute yet Kerry’s advantage still looked healthy at 0-13 to 1-4 with eight minutes left. They needed to fend off a powerful comeback by Cork though before sealing their place in the final against Clare on July 11.

Scorers for Kerry: C Cox (0-2f), M O’Donoghue 0-3 each, S O’Brien, N O’Mahony 0-2 each, D O’Callaghan, N Ó Sé, P O’Donoghue 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: JP Murphy 1-1 (0-1f), E Buckley, J Dineen 0-2 (0-2f) each, K O’Driscoll, M Delaney, P O’Flynn (0-1f) 0-1 each.

KERRY: S Óg Ó Ciardubháin; K Quirke, P Corridan, K O’Dwyer; E Hickson, M Mangan, J Sherwood; A Garnett, J Walsh; N O’Mahony, M O’Donoghue, D O’Callaghan; S O’Brien, N Ó Sé, C Cox.

Subs: P O’Donoghue for O’Callaghan (40), G O’Driscoll for Cox (53), M Brennan for O’Mahony (58), A O’Sullivan for Garnett (60).

CORK: A Seymour; J McLoughlin, J Dennehy, B O’Riordan; N Barry, M Hickey, J Cronin; M Delaney, R Deane; P O’Flynn, K O’Driscoll, C O’Driscoll; J Lane, S Beston, JP Murphy.

Subs: J Dineen for C O’Driscoll (16-18, blood), N McCarthy for Barry (38), F O’Shea for Delaney (46), Dineen for Murphy (50), J Ryan for Hickey, E Buckley for C O’Driscoll (both 54).

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)

Team News

The Cork Junior Football team to play Kerry in Sunday’s Munster Semi-Final will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Seymour

2. John McLoughlin 3. Joe Dennehy 4. Brian O’ Riordan

5. Noel Barry 6. Martin Hickey 7. John Cronin

8. Mark Delaney 9. Ruairi Deane

10. Paul Flynn 11. Kevin O’Driscoll 12. Colm O’ Driscoll

13. John Lane 14. Shane Beston 15. John Paul Murphy

Subs:

16. David Hanrahan (Douglas)

17. John Ryan (Newmarket)

18. Niall Doherty (Grenagh)

19. Cillian Brosnan (Brian Dillons)

20. Niall Mccarthy (Kinsale)

21. Fionn O’ Shea (Clyda Rovers)

22. Eoghan Buckley (St . Michael’s)

23. John Dineen (Eire Og)

24. Ted O’ Shea (Ballyclough)

Kerry Junior Team to play Cork on Sunday 10th June .

1. Seán Óg Ó Ciardubháin

(Cordal)

 

2. Kieran Quirke

C. Ó Coirc

(Duagh)

 

3. Pat Corridan

P. Ó Corradáin

(Finuge)

 

4. Kevin O’Dwyer

C. Ó Duibhir

(Waterville)

 

5. Eamon Hickson

E. Ó Icí

(Annascaul)

 

6. Marcus Mangan (Capt )

M. Ó Mongáin

(Milltown/Castlemaine)

 

7. Jack Sherwood

S. Sherwood

(Firies)

 

8. Andrew Garnett

A. Garnett

(Spa)

 

9. James Walsh

S. Breathnach

(Knocknagoshel)

 

10. David O’Callaghan

D. Ó Ceallacháin

(St Pats Blennerville)

 

11. Mike O’Donoghue

M. Ó Donnchú

(Spa)

 

12. Niall O’Mahony

N. Ó Mathúna

(Spa)

 

13. Stephen O’Brien

S. Ó Briain

(Kenmare)

 

14. Niall Ó Sé

(Piarsaigh na Dromada)

 

15. Conor Cox

C. Mac an Choilligh

(Listowel Emmets)

 

16. Sean O’Dee

S. Ó Diaghaidh

(Beale)

 

17. Alan O’Sullivan

A. Ó Suilleabháin

(Tuosist)

 

18. Garry O’Driscoll

G. Ó Drisceóil

(Skellig Rangers)

 

19. Brendan O Mahoney

B. Ó Mathúna

(John Mitchels)

 

20. Niall Fitzgerald

N. Mac Gearailt

(Waterville)

 

21. Michael Brennan

M. Ó Braonáin

(Churchill)

 

22. Paul O’Donoghue

P. Ó Donnchú

(St. Mary’s)

 

23. Jason Hickson

J. Ó Icí

(Annascaul)

 

24. Cathal Moriarty

C. Ó Muircheartaigh

(Milltown Castlemaine)

 

25. Brendan Poff

B. Poff

(St Pats Blennerville)

 

26. Edmund Walsh

E. Breathnach

(Knocknagoshel)

 

27. Colm Kerins

A. Ó Céirín

(Milltown Castlemaine)

 

Manager: Sean Moynihan (Spa)

Trainer: Willie Cahil, (Spa)

Selectors: Michael A O Connell (Piarsaigh na Dromoda)

Seamus Murphy (St. Pats Blenerville)

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