Friday 28 April 2017

Foley points haul helps deny Cork

Waterford 0-21 Cork 0-16

EXPERIENCE was a factor as a more mature Waterford side retained the Cup with victory over Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday.





Featuring more household names than the experimental side on display for Cork, the Déise never trailed after the 15th minute of this clash, as the Rebels' forward division struggled, with the exception of the brilliant Conor Lehane.

The teenager scored seven points from play for Denis Walsh's side, but while Waterford's Richie Foley took 10 points, his side had a greater scoring spread.

Once they had weathered the early efforts of a wind-assisted Cork, Waterford took control, Shane O'Sullivan and Stephen Molumphy on top at midfield, and by half-time they led by 0-9 to 0-6.

Foley continued to be accurate from frees as Waterford were ultimately too strong and came through to win by five points.

Scorers -- Waterford: R Foley 0-10 (7f, 1 '65'), S Prendergast 0-3, S Casey, E Murphy 0-2 each, S O'Sullivan, C Ryan, G Crotty, P Mahony 0-1 each. Cork: C Lehane 0-7, C McCarthy 0-4 (1f), B Cooper 0-2, C Joyce, R Ryan, E Murphy (1f) 0-1 each

Waterford: C Hennessy; D Fives, J Maher, J Nagle; S O'Sullivan, M Walsh, C Ryan; S Molumphy, R Foley; G Crotty, B O'Halloran, P Mahony; S Casey, S Prendergast, E Murphy. Subs: S Hannon for O'Halloran (5), K McGrath for Ryan (58), E Kelly for Crotty (68), J Prendergast for O'Sullivan (70)

Cork: M Coleman; P O'Leary, C Fogarty, S Murphy; C Joyce, M Ellis, R Ryan; G Callanan, B Lawton; T Murray, B Cooper, C Lehane; J Coughlan, E Murphy, B Hartnett. Subs: C McCarthy for Lawton (29), A Nash for Coleman (h-t), S Harnedy for Cooper (50), M Cussen for E Murphy (56), L O'Farrell for Hartnett (56)

Referee: M O'Connor (Limerick)

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