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2022 Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Cork 3-25 Kerry 0-11
Cork defeated Kerry by 3-25 to 0-11 in Round 1 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship on Tuesday April 5th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.
Slick Rebels too strong for Kerry https://t.co/TD1H9sbZfN
— Irish Examiner Sport (@ExaminerSport) April 5, 2022
Slick Rebels too strong for Kerry
Report by Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Cork 3-25 Kerry 0-11
Cork eased to an opening-round win over Kerry in this predictable Munster MHC round one clash at Austin Stack Park, Tralee.
Cork were stronger and more skillful in most lines with the notable exception of midfield where the diminutive Luke Rochford really excelled for Kerry until injury forced him off in the second half.
Cork, powered by Daniel Murnane at centre-back who ended up with four points from play, were on top from the outset with Ross O’Sullivan deadly accurate from frees and play, while Ben Walsh finished to the Kerry net as early as fifth minute.
Luke Rochford added two points for Kerry with Killian Boyle also converting two frees but Cork had a better spread of scores with Adam O’Sullivan and Timmy Wilk also adding to Kerry’s woe. Cork led 1-12 to 0-6 at the interval and with aid of the wind in the second half, the win was never in doubt.
Cork added two goals from Wilk and wing forward Adam O’Sullivan while Ross O’Sullivan top-scored with 0-10. Killian Boyle added three more frees before being forced to retire injured as Cork finished stronger with Daniel Murnane adding three second-half points from midfield.
Cork outscored Kerry 2-13 to 0-5 in the second half and Paudie Murray will be happy with the win though 14 wides will not please him while Tadgh Flynn will feel his side will have learnt a lot from the outing.
Scorers for Cork: R O’Sullivan 0-10 (0-7f, 0-1 65), A O’Sullivan 1-4, D Murnane 0-4, T Wilk 1-1, B Walsh 1-0, N Murray, J Casey 0-2 each, T O’Leary Hayes, E O’Mahony 0-1 each.
Kerry: K Boyle 0-5f, J Enright 0-2, L Rochford, S McElligott (0-1f), B O’Connor, L Óg O’Connor 0-1 each.
KERRY: T Godley ( Kilmoyley); R McGrath ( Ballyduff) , C Nolan (Kilmoyley) , D Nolan Crotta O’Neills) ; G O’Riordan ( St Brendans), L Kennelly (Ballyduff), K Sheehan ( Abbeydorney) ; S McElligott ( Crotta O’Neills) , L Rochford Ballyduff) ; C O’Sullivan ( Abbeydorney) , J Enright ( Ballyduff) , L Óg O’Connor ( St Brendans) ; K Boyle (Ballyduff) , C Fitzgerald ( Ballyheigue) , B O’Connor ( Dr Crokes).
Subs: K Best ( St Brendans) for Sheehan (21, injured), A McDonagh ( St Brendans) for Fitzgerald (43), D Corridon (Kilmoyley ) for Boyle (47, injured), K Quilter (Causeway) for Enright (58), R Hanafin ( Abbeydorney) for Rochford (60, injured).
CORK: D O’Connell ( Dromina); T O’Leary Hayes ( Midleton), J O’Brien (Fermoy), E Guinane ( Valley Rovers); S Ahern ( Bandon), D Murnane ( Carrigtwohill), M Woods ( Valley Rovers); P O’Shea ( Erin’s Own), B Walsh ( Killeagh); A O’Sullivan ( Ballinhassig), T Wilk ( Cobh), E O’Mahony ( Newtownshandrum); R O’Sullivan ( Na Piarsaigh), J Murray ( Youghal), J Wigginton Barrett ( St Finbarrs ).
Subs: C O’Leary (Fr O’Neills) for Walsh (41), S Lynam (Glen Rovers) for Wigginton Barrett (43), C Buckley (St Finbarr’s) for Woods (47), J Casey (Youghal) for O’Mahony (49), D Cashman (Bride Rovers) for Guinane (56)
Referee: A Tierney (Tipperary)
General Admission – €10
Under 16s Free
This game will be live streamed by Munster GAA.
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— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) April 4, 2022
Team Announcement: Kerry vs Cork – Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship
— Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) April 4, 2022