Hurley points the way for Cork
Published 22/02/2010 | 05:00
Cork recovered from a disappointing start to win a place in the final following a closely- fought match with Meath in Templemore on Saturday afternoon.
The Rebels trailed by six points after as many minutes with points by Meath's Liam Tolan and a Paddy Haslam goal. Cork trailed by two points at half-time.
Points from Brian Hurley and Dara Ring edged Cork ahead early in the second half. A Brian McMahon goal sprang Meath back into life but Cork finished well with four points in a row.
Scorers -- Cork: B Hurley 0-9 (0-5f), D Ring 0-3 (0-1f), K Hoare, M Vaughan, S Murphy, P Cronin 0-1 each. Meath: L Tolan 0-5 (0-2f), P Haslam 1-1, B McMahon 1-0, P Dowling 0-1.
Cork: J Crowley; D Crowley, S O'Shea, J Ryan; T Clancy, R O'Sullivan, P Crowley; J Collins, K Hoare; M Vaughan, M Sugrue, A Goold; D Ring, S Murphy, B Hurley. Subs: P Cronin for Sugrue (h-t), S Ryan for Murphy (49), M Howard for Goold (54).
Meath: C McHugh; A Doyle, C McGill, G Eiffe; M Devine, P Kennedy, R Tighe; P Dowling, C O'Brien; S Sheridan, D McGovern, B O'Brien; B McMahon, P Haslam, L Tolan. Subs: A Owens for McGovern (35), N Shortall for Kennedy (36), C McCullagh for B O'Brien (50).
Ref -- D O'Mahoney (Tipperary).