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Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-17 Cork 1-10
Kerry defeated Cork by 2-17 to 1-10 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday May 10th at Pairc Ui Rinn.
— Irish Examiner Sport (@ExaminerSport) May 10, 2017
Kerry run rule over Cork to claim impressive win in Páirc Uí Rinn
Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Kerry 2-17 Cork 1-10
For the second time in as many months, a Kerry team travelled to Páirc Uí Rinn and all but obliterated the home outfit. There was 16-points between the two counties at the end of the Munster U21 final in late April and while this Munster minor semi-final win wasn’t as comprehensive, it was every bit as impressive.
David Clifford proved the headline act, the Firies full-forward terrorising the Cork defence during an hour’s fare where he helped himself to 2-8, just 0-3 of that total arriving via the dead ball. The travelling defence also played a significant role in advancing the reigning All-Ireland champions into the Munster decider, routinely hunting down Cork forwards in packs of three and four.
That said, Cork engineered the dream start for themselves when Evan Murphy put the ball in the back of the Kerry net 10 seconds after the throw-in. It was to prove a false dawn, however, as the home side failed to add to their tally during the subsequent quarter of an hour.
The visitors, during this period, kicked 1-6 on the bounce as David Clifford and Donal O’Sullivan led the Cork defence on a merry dance. This pair landed the three points which cancelled out Murphy’s early rocket and it was Clifford who propelled Kerry in front on seven minutes, holding off full-back William Ronan and slipping the ball past ‘keeper Kevin McMahon.
The full-forward would also provide their second goal on 26 minutes, finishing a sweeping move involving Brian Friel and Fiachra Clifford. The gap was seven come the break and it might have been a tad more manageable from a Cork perspective had two scoreable chances on the stroke of half-time not been kicked wide.
Two from David Clifford and Donnchadh O’Sullivan’s first increased the difference between the sides upon the restart. Cork’s day was done when Kerry ‘keeper Deividas Uosis kept out a Damien Gore penalty on 42 minutes. He made a second superb save later on, this time denying Mark Keane. Two more from Clifford and a Jack Griffin point completed the 10-point rout for the Kingdom.
Scorers for Kerry: D Clifford (2-8, 0-3 frees); Donal O’Sullivan (0-1 free), Donnchadh O’Sullivan (0-2 each); A Donoghue, F Clifford, C Gammell, J Griffin (0-1 each).
Scorers for Cork: E Murphy (1-2, 0-1 ’45); D Gore (0-4, 0-2 frees); C Myers Murray (0-3); M Keane (0-1).
Kerry: D Uisis (Dingle); R O’Neill (Na Gaeil), C O’Donoghue (Glenflesk), M Potts (Dr Crokes); C Gammell (Legion), E Horan (Scartaglen), N Donohue (Firies); B Mahony (St Senan’s), D O’Connor (Na Gaeil); A Donoghue (Castleisland Desmonds), B Friel (Rathmore), F Clifford (Laune Rangers); Donnchadh O’Sullivan (Firies), D Clifford (Fossa), Donal O’Sullivan (Kilgarvan)
Subs: J Griffin (Dr Crokes) for Friel (38); M Slattery (Austin Stacks) for Donnchadh O’Sullivan (47); C O’Reilly (Austin Stacks) for F Clifford (48); P Warren (Gneeveguilla) for Donal O’Sullivan (55); S O’Leary (Kilcummin) for O’Neill (59); M O’Leary (Renard) for Gammell (60).
Cork: K McMahon (Kilshannig); L Finn (Mitchelstown), W Ronan (Kilmurry), D Ward (Douglas); J Harrington (Adrigole), P O’Driscoll (Ilen Rovers), J McCarthy (Carrigaline); M Keane (Mitchelstown), R Walsh (Kanturk); E Murphy (Dromtariffe), C O’Callaghan (Éire Óg), J Murphy (Éire Óg); M Cronin (Nemo Rangers), D Gore (Kilmacabea), C O’Mahony (Mitchelstown)
Subs: C Myers Murray (St Finbarr’s) for O’Mahony (22 mins, inj); C Barrett (St Finbarr’s) for Murphy (HT); D O’Mahony (Knocknagree) for Ronan (39); S Hickey (Millstreet) for Walsh, S Meehan (Kiskeam) for McCarthy (both 42); R O’Driscoll (Garnish) for Harrington (45, bc);
Referee: A Kissane (Waterford).
David Clifford scoring masterclass helps Kerry put Cork to sword https://t.co/mrIjzAIdTc
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) May 10, 2017
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The Cork minor football team for tomorrow night's Munster Semi-Final has been announced.https://t.co/cTKMFkD3C3
— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) May 9, 2017
The Cork football team for tomorrow night’s Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final v Kerry in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7pm has been announced as follows.
1) Kevin McMahon – Kilshannig
2) Lorcan Finn – Mitchelstown
3) William Ronan – Kilmurry
4) Dylan Ward – Douglas
5) Jason Harrington – Adrigole
6) Peter O Driscoll – Ilen Rovers
7) Jack McCarthy – Carrigaline
8) Mark Keane – Mitchelstown
9) Ryan Walsh – Kanturk
10) Evan Murphy – Dromtariffe
11) Colm O Callaghan – Eire Og (Captain)
12) Jack Murphy – Eire Og
13) Mark Cronin – Nemo Rangers
14) Damien Gore – Kilmacabea
15) Cathail O Mahony – Mitchelstown
16) Ian Giltinan – Carrigaline
17) Daniel O Mahony – Knocknagree
18) Rory O Driscoll – Garnish
19) Sean Meehan – Kiskeam
20) Shane Hickey – Millstreet
21) Colm Barrett – St Finbarrs
22) Cillian Myers Murray – St Finbarrs
23) Daragh Moynihan – Ballydesmond
24) Mark Hodnett – Carbery Rangers
Selectors : Brian Herlihy (Dohenys), Bernie Collins (Castlehaven), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Jim O Donoghue (St. Finbarrs), Noel O Leary, (Cill na Martra)
The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Cork in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final… https://t.co/x5nN6VuvmY
— Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) May 8, 2017
The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Cork in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi -Final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday evening shows 2 personnel and a number of positional changes from the side that defeated Clare in the Quarter Final.
Cian Gammell and Niall Donohue, both members of last year’s panel, come into the defence in place of Sean O’Leary and Patrick Warren both of whom picked up injuries in the quarter final tie and who are included among the substitutes.
The team contains just four of the side who played in the All Ireland Minor Final last year – Michael Potts, Diarmuid O’Connor, Brian Friel and David Clifford.
Potts, together with Chris O’Donoghue, Cian Gammell, Niall Donohue and Donnchadh O’Sullivan, were members of the St Brendans College Hogan Cup winning side this year.
The team, captained by David Clifford of Fossa is as follows:
Deividas Uosis Dingle
Ryan O’Neill Na Gaeil
Chris O’Donoghue Glenflesk
Cian Gammell Killarney Legion
Michael Potts Dr Crokes
Eddie Horan Scartaglen
Niall Donohue Firies
Barry Mahony St Senans
Diarmuid O’Connor Na Gaeil
Adam Donoghue Castleisland Desmonds
David Clifford (C) Fossa
Donal O’Sullivan Kilgarvan
Fiáchra Clifford Laune Rangers
Donchadh O’Sullivan Firies
Brian Friel Rathmore
Nelu O’Doherty Dr Crokes
Ciarán O’Reilly Austin Stacks
Sean O’Leary Kilcummin
Michael Slattery Austin Stacks
Patrick Warren Gneeveguilla
Jack Griffin Dr Crokes
Michael O’Leary Renard
Dylan Casey Austin Stacks
Cathal Ferriter Annascaul
Bainisteoir: Peter Keane (St Marys)
Treanalaí: Chris Flannery (Killarney Legion) and Padraig Murphy (Laune Rangers)
Roghnoirí: Tommy Griffin (Dingle), James Foley (Kilcummin)
Additional Players on the Kerry Minor Panel
Ciaran Kennedy (Beaufort), Sean O’Connell (Cordal), Eddie Browne (Listowel Emmets), Cian O’Callaghan (Firies), Mark Ashe (Dingle).