Tuesday 23 May 2017

Cork's late surge blows Banner away

A resolute Cork managed the wind advantage much better as the game wore on.. Stock photo: Sportsfile
A resolute Cork managed the wind advantage much better as the game wore on.. Stock photo: Sportsfile

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Cork qualified for a final slot against Limerick in the Munster SHL when they had a merited win over Clare at Sixmilebridge.

Cork 0-19 Clare 0-15

Kieran Kingston's men put in a fine second-half performance to take the spoils against a Clare side that had a number of players in Fitzgibbon Cup action 24 earlier.

Despite playing with a strong wind, Clare could only manage to go in at half-time just one point ahead, 0-9 to 0-8, with Cathal O'Connell in accurate form.

A resolute Cork managed the wind advantage much better as the game wore on. A Conor Lehane point 16 minutes in gave the visitors the lead (0-12 to 0-11) for the first time. Cork laid the foundation for victory when they hit five scores in a seven-minute period. With seven remaining, they led by 0-17 to 0-12. Bobby Duggan pulled one back for Clare but points by goalie Declan Dalton and sub Tim O'Mahony saw Cork safely home.

Scorers - Cork: C Lehane 0-8 (4f), D Kearney 0-3, S O'Keeffe 0-2, D Dalton 0-2f, C Murphy, D Brosnan, M O'Halloran, T O'Mahony 0-1 each. Clare: C O'Connell 0-6 (5f), B Duggan 0-4 (3f), S Golden 0-2, A Cunningham 0-2, S Morey 0-1.

Cork - D Dalton; J Sheehan, D Griffin, C O'Sullivan; K Burke, C Joyce (capt), C Murphy; M Ellis, P Haughney; S O'Keeffe, M O'Halloran, D Brosnan; L Meade, C Lehane, D Kearney. Subs: S McDonnell for Meade inj (33), T O'Mahony for Haughney (53), D O'Driscoll for O'Halloran (69).

Clare - A Fahy; J McCarthy, C Dillon (capt), S Morey; J Shanahan, C Ryan, B Bugler; S Golden, C Galvin; A Cunningham, C Malone, P Duggan; B Duggan, A Shanagher, C O'Connell. Subs: D Fitzgerald for Ryan (h-t), E Quirke for Galvin (h-t), D Reidy for P Duggan (h-t), C O'Donnell for O'Connell (46), B O'Gorman for Shanahan (52).

Ref - J Murphy (Limerick)

 

 

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