Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Cork 3-21 Waterford 0-9

Cork defeated Waterford by 3-21 to 0-9 in the Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday May 27th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.


Buckley books Cork’s final spot

Cork 3-21 Waterford 0-9

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Cork’s juniors fired 2-15 in an impressive second-half showing on Saturday night to march on to next month’s Munster final. With five of last year’s U-21 team on board, Paul McCarthy’s side were in ruthless form and administered a 21-point hammering. Corner-forward Eoghan Buckley led the way with 1-5, while Michael O’Leary bossed the midfield exchanges.

John Cronin slid home a goal on 15 minutes after he cut through from the left wing and three unanswered points by Buckley, Ryan Harkin and Killian O’Hanlon allowed the visitors to open a 1-6 to 0-5 lead at the interval. Déise attackers Conor McGrath and Shane Walsh bagged two points each.

Roy Downey stepped in for the black carded Sean T O’Sullivan and claimed 0-3 as the Rebels cut loose and Buckley palmed in their second goal 10 minutes from time. From the next attack, Seamus Hickey calmly added a third, as the full-forward division totalled 2-13. McGrath was Waterford’s most potent threat and registered four points. The Rebels will meet either Kerry or Limerick on June 27.


Team News

The Cork team to play Waterford in the Munster Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final next Saturday 27th May in Fraher Field, Dungarvan @ 5pm has been announced as follows.

1. Anthony Casey – (Kiskeam)
2. Kieran Histon – (Cobh)
3. Peter Murphy – (Bandon) – Captain
4. Paraic Clancy – (Fermoy)
5. Darren O Regan – (St Vincents)
6. Bart Daly – (Newmarket)
7. John Cronin – (Lisgoold)
8. Micheal O Laoire – (Naomh Aban)
9. Ronan O Toole – (Eire Og)
10. Ryan Harkin – (Mallow)
11. Killian O Hanlon – (Kilshannig)
12. Don O Driscoll – (Clann na nGael)
13. Eoghan Buckley – (St Michaels)
14. Seamus Hickey – (Rockchapel)
15. Anthony O Connor – (Knocknagree)

Subs

16. Anthony Kidney – (Passage West)
17. Diarmuid Colfer – (Glanworth)
18. Lorcan O Neill – (Kanturk)
19. David O Neill – (Mayfield)
20. Jason Collins – (St Marys)
21. Roy Downey – (Delaneys)
22. Mark Healy – (Kanturk)
23. Sean T O Sullivan – (Garnish)
24. Matthew Bradley – (Aghabullogue)

Management: Paul McCarthy (Manager), Stephen Calnan, John Geaney, Pat Mackey, Alan Whelan.

The Waterford Junior Football Team to face Cork tomorrow evening in Fraher Field is named! Throw in at 5pm.

1. Kevin Dwane (Ballinacourty)
2. Conor McCarthy (Ballinacourty)
3. Ronan Cahill (Rathgormack)
4. Darach O’Cathasaigh (An Rinn)
5. Conor Phelan (Brickey Rangers)
6. Oran Keevers (De La Salle)
7. Darren Guiry (The Nire)
8. James O’Mahony (Ballinacourty)
9. David Gartland (Ardmore)
10. Cillian O’Keeffe (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)
11. Conor McGrath (Brickey Rangers)
12. Shane Ó Ceallaigh (An Rinn)
13. Brad Carroll (Gaultier)
14. Shane Walsh (The Nire)
15. Paul O’Connor (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)