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Saturday 19 April 2014

Cork produce second half surge to beat Donegal

16 March 2013; Michael Murphy, Donegal, tussles off the ball with Cork players, from left, Andrew O'Sullivan, Noel O'Leary, Tomas Clancy and Eoin Cadogan. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Cork v Donegal, Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
16 March 2013; Michael Murphy, Donegal, tussles off the ball with Cork players, from left, Andrew O'Sullivan, Noel O'Leary, Tomas Clancy and Eoin Cadogan. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Cork v Donegal, Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

Cork produced a strong second half performance to come from behind to beat All-Ireland champions Donegal 0-12 to 0-10 at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Donegal led 0-7 to 0-5 at the break with the first half marred by yet another injury for Cork's Colm O'Neill.

Cork went on a strong run run of unanswered points in the second period with points from Mark Collins and the excellent Liam Shorten levelled things up after 46 minutes, and then points from Andrew O'Sullivan, Shorten, Aidan Walsh, Paudie Kissane and Collins put the Rebels 0-12 to 0-7 ahead with just five minutes to play.

Donegal finished well kicking the final three points of the game but Cork held on with a win that preserves their chance of making a league semi-final.

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