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2023 Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Round 2 – Cork 3-19 Waterford 0-15
Cork defeated Waterford by 3-19 to 0-15 in Round 2 of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship on Tuesday March 28th at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
— Munster GAA (@MunsterGAA) March 28, 2023
Marksmen Walsh and O’Flynn lead Cork minors past Waterford
Cork 3-19 Waterford 0-15
Report by Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper
In the match programme, Cork captain Ben Walsh – the sole survivor from last year’s team – was asked what he hopes to be doing in ten year’s time?
‘Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of winning the All-Ireland minor 2023,’ he replied!
They took their first step towards fulfilling his wishes on Tuesday night at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Round 2 of the Electric Ireland MHC. And their attitude was spot-on.
Barry O’Flynn, was the star man at full-forward. The Sarsfields player is from the same club as manager Kieran Murphy, and he tallied 1-7 (all from play). Barry Walsh, outside him at wing-forward, was another to shine. He finished with 2-5.
Two cracking goals in the opening half set Cork on their way. The first in the 14th minute, a blistering shot from O’Flynn – a contender for goal of the year.
The second green flag was registered two minutes from the interval by Barry Walsh, another brilliant finish – this time from outside the 20 metre line.
O’Flynn and Walsh shared 2-8 in the opening half, after which the home side led 2-11 to 0-10. They also struck eight wides to Waterford’s two.
Colm Hartley’s free-taking technique ensured five of Waterford’s first-half points, the Ballygunner forward also scored one from play.
Cork turned to play with the wind, and O’Flynn had the scoreboard moving within 10 seconds.
Waterford, who made two changes from the Limerick game with Aodhán Hickey and Pat Walsh starting, stayed in touch through Hartley. But, any hopes of a comeback were dashed in the 37th minute when Barry Walsh fired his second goal, this time from the penalty spot. The one-on-one came as a result of a foul on Seán Meade.
Over the next quarter of an hour, Cork outscored Waterford six points to one – Conor McCarthy, James O’Leary and substitute Ronan Dooley supplementing efforts from Barry Walsh and O’Flynn.
The hosts eventually closed with 13 points to spare. It must also be said both goalkeepers, Oisin Walsh and Leon Lannon, gave confident displays.
Waterford, who were already beaten by Limerick, are at home to Clare in a fortnight. Cork, who got a bye last week, entertain reigning champions Tipperary next Tuesday.
Scorers for Cork: Barry Walsh (2-5, 1-0 pen, 0-4 frees), B O’Flynn (1-7), C McCarthy (Glen Rovers) (0-2), J O’Leary, Z Biggane, F O’Brien, P Walsh and R Dooley (0-1 each).
Scorers for Waterford: C Hartley (0-10, 0-8 frees, 0-1 65), S Mackey (0-2), E Barry, G Power and C Tobin (0-1 each).
CORK: O Walsh (Youghal); C Cronin (Midleton), D McCarthy (Passage), O O’Callaghan (Liscarroll Churchtown Gaels); C O’Callaghan (Kiltha Óg), Ben Walsh (Killeagh, Capt), D O’Leary (Ballincollig); J O’Leary (Lisgoold), C McCarthy (Glen Rovers); J Murphy (Dromina), Z Biggane (Charleville), Barry Walsh (Killeagh); S Meade (Killeagh), B O’Flynn (Sarsfields), F O’Brien (Erin’s Own).
Subs: R Dooley (Douglas) for S Meade (48), S O’Callaghan (Aghada) for C Cronin (48), P Walsh (Carrigtwohill) for F O’Brien (52), C McCarthy (St Finbarr’s) for J Murphy (54), O O’Connell (Carrigaline) for C McCarthy (Glen Rovers) (56).
WATERFORD: L Lannon (Dungarvan); T Ahern (Ballyduff Upper), D Ryan (Mount Sion), L Lynch (Ardmore); E Barry (Roanmore), C O’Sullivan (Ballygunner), A Hickey (Ballyduff Upper); D Comerford (St Molleran’s), C Carroll (Roanmore); P Walsh (Fourmilewater), S Mackey (Fenor, J-Capt), G Power (Clonea); A Regan (Mount Sion), C Tobin (Ballygunner), C Hartley (Ballygunner).
Subs: C Lineen (Lismore) for P Walsh (half-time), C Deevy (Brickey Rangers) for E Barry (44 inj), E Burke (Dungarvan) for A Hickey (46), P Power (Ballygunner) for L Lynch (56), S Kelly (Passage) for C Hartley (59).
Referee: Alan Tierney (Tipperary).
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The Waterford Minor Team to play Cork in next Tuesday's Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship has been announced:
🗓️ Mar 28th
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— Waterford GAA (@WaterfordGAA) March 26, 2023
Waterford (v Cork): L Lannon (Dungarvan); L Ó Loinsigh (Ardmore), D Ryan (Mount Sion), T Ahern (Ballyduff Upper); E Barry (Roanmore), F Cooney (Ballygunner), C O’Sullivan (Ballygunner); G Power (Clonea), D Comerford (St Molleran’s); C Hartley (Ballygunner), A Regan (Mount Sion), C Carroll (Roanmore); C Tobin (Ballygunner), S Mackey (Fenor), C Deevy (Brickey Rangers).
— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) March 27, 2023
CORK (Munster MHC v Waterford): Oisin Walsh (Youghal); Oier O’Callaghan (Liscarroll Churchtown Gaels), Darragh McCarthy (Passage), Carthaigh Cronin (Midleton); Cillian O’Callaghan (Kiltha Óg), Ben Walsh (Killeagh, c), David O’Leary (Ballincollig); James O’Leary (Lisgoold), Conor McCarthy (Glen Rovers); Johnny Murphy (Dromina), Zack Biggane (Charleville), Barry Walsh (Killeagh); Seán Meade (Killeagh), Barry O’Flynn (Sarsfields), Finn O’Brien (Erin’s Own).
Subs: Fionn Murphy (Killeagh), Seán O’Callaghan (Aghada), Johnny Galvin (Éire Óg), Oisín O’Connell (Carrigaline), Patrick Walsh (Carrigtwohill), Conor McCarthy (St Finbarr’s), Ronan Dooley (Douglas), Brian Lynch (Youghal), James O’Brien (St Colman’s)