Allianz Football League Division 2 – Cork 1-11 Galway 0-14

Galway and Cork drew (0-14 to 1-11) in Round 1 of the Allianz Football League Division 2 on Sunday February 5th at Pearse Stadium Galway.


Late Sweeney point denies Cork victory

Galway 0-14 Cork 1-11

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cathal Sweeney’s 73rd minute point earned Galway a share of the spoils in this Division 2 Allianz football league encounter. Two Colm O’Neill points either side of a Ruairi Deane effort had Cork 1-11 to 0-12 in front heading into the four minutes of additional time.

Cillian McDaid halved the deficit, with Sweeney popping up with the equaliser a minute later. Cork were awarded a free at the death, but Colm O’Neill’s kick tailed right and wide. O’Neill was outstanding upon his introduction and kicked four from play.

Cork enjoyed a narrow interval advantage, 1-3 to 0-5, but should have been further clear as nine wides were clocked. Paul Kerrigan supplied the Cork goal on 18 minutes after good build up play by Luke Connolly, Aidan Walsh and Sean Powter. It was only their second score of the half after Luke Connolly opened their account after 16 minutes.

Galway were largely on the dead ball accuracy of Barry McHugh who supplied three of their 0-5 total. The home outfit pressed on the gas at the start of the second half with points from McHugh (two frees), Danny Cummins and Paul Conroy taking them 0-9 to 1-3 clear.

Niall Coakley, Colm O’Neill and John O’Rourke brought the visitors back level and it was nip and tuck from there to the finish.

Scorers for Galway: B McHugh (0-6, 0-6 frees); D Cummins (0-2); G O’Donnell, P Conroy, D Kyne, C Sweeney, C McDaid (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: C O’Neill (0-5, 0-1 free); P Kerrigan (1-0); M Collins (0-2); R Deane, N Coakley (0-1 free), L Connolly, J O’Rourke (0-1 each).

Galway: R Lavelle; D Kyne, D Walsh, L Burke; G O’Donnell, G Bradshaw, J Heaney; P Conroy, M Day; T Flynn, D Comer, E Brannigan; D Cummins, S Armstrong, B McHugh
Subs: C McDaid for Brannigan (43 mins); M Daly for Armstrong (45); E Tierney for Flynn (51); C Sweeney for Heaney (70); P Cooke for Day (71).

Cork: R Price; Tom Clancy, K Crowley, J McLoughlin; C Dorman, J Loughrey, Tomás Clancy; A Walsh, R Deane; L Connolly, M Collins, I Maguire, P Kerrigan, S Powter, N Coakley
Subs: C O’Neill for Coakley (45 mins); J O’Rourke for Powter (47); B O’Driscoll for Dorman (52); D O’Connor for Connolly (59); B O’Driscoll for Maguire (66); G Murphy for Kerrigan (72)

Referee: S Hurson (Tyrone).



Fixture Details

05.02.2017 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 1
Pearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Corcaigh
Referee: Sean Hurson (Tír Eoghain)


Team News

Galway (Allianz FL v Cork): Rory Lavelle; Declan Kyne, David Walsh, Luke Burke; Gary O’Donnell, Gareth Bradshaw, Johnny Heaney; Paul Conroy, Fiontan O Curraoin; Thomas Flynn, Damien Comer, Eamonn Brannigan; Danny Cummins, Barry McHugh, Seán Armstrong.

The Cork Senior Football team to play Galway in the Allianz Football league next Sunday in Pearse Stadium, Salthill, Galway has been announced as follows.

1. Ryan Price – (O Donovan Rossa)
2. John McLoughlin – (Kanturk)
3. Tom Clancy – (Clonakilty)
4. Kevin Crowley – (Millstreet)
5. Conor Dorman – (Bishopstown)
6. James Loughrey – (Mallow)
7. Stephen Cronin – (Nemo Rangers)
8. Aidan Walsh – (Kanturk)
9. Ian Maguire – (St Finbarr’s)
10. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
11. Sean Powter – (Douglas)
12. Mark Collins – (Castlehaven)
13. Niall Coakley – (St Judes)
14. Peter Kelleher – (Kilmichael)
15. Paul Kerrigan – (Nemo Rangers) – Captain

Subs:

16. Ken O’Halloran – (Bishopstown)
17. Barry O Driscoll – (Nemo Rangers)
18. Brian O Driscoll – (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
19. Colm O Neill – (Ballyclough)
20. Gary Murphy – (Castletownbere)
21. John Mullins – (Eire Og)
22. John O Rourke – (Carbery Rangers)
23. Luke Connolly – (Nemo Rangers)
24. Matthew Taylor – (Mallow)
25. Michael Shields – (St Finbarrs)
26. Tomas Clancy – (Fermoy)