Saturday 23 September 2017

Horgan shines as Rebels' new boys impress

Cork 2-19 UCC 1-14

CANON O'BRIEN CUP (SH): Patrick Horgan scored 1-9 as Cork overcame UCC to claim the silverware at the Mardyke.

Despite missing the injured Pa Cronin, Séamus Harnedy and Conor O'Sullivan, as well as Paudie O'Sullivan, Cork were always in control in their season-opener. Newcomers Paul Haughney, Eoin Keane and Brian Lawton all performed well, leaving manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy pleased.

"We have brought a few players into the panel and they're keen to prove a point and earn their place."

UCC, without Conor Lehane, were reliant on Willie Griffin for scores, and Stephen Moylan's goal helped Cork to a 1-9 to 0-6 half-time lead, with Horgan's late goal sealing it.

Scorers – Cork: P Horgan 1-9 (7fs), S Moylan 1-3, P Haughney 0-3, C McCarthy, M O'Sullivan, D Kearney, J Coughlan 0-1 each. UCC: W Griffin 1-8 (4fs), R O'Shea 0-3, P Prendergast (f), B Murray, D McCormack 0-1 each.

CORK – A Nash; C Joyce, S O'Neill, K Murphy; E Keane, M Ellis, W Egan; P Haughney, L McLoughlin; B Lawton, C McCarthy, M O'Sullivan; S Moylan, P Horgan, J Coughlan. Subs: L O'Farrell for Coughlan (49), D Kearney for McLoughlin (49), S White for Egan (56), A Ryan for Haughney (64), S O'Farrell for McCarthy (64).

UCC (Cork unless stated) – D McCarthy; S Maher (Tipperary), D Glynn (Kilkenny), P O'Sullivan; C Spillane, P Prendergast (Waterford), K Bourke; B Murray, D Roche; B Lawton, D McCormack (Tipperary), R O'Shea; W Griffin (Limerick), B Hartnett, J Ahern (Limerick). Subs: C Murphy for Bourke (26, inj), D Lester for Maher, M Driscoll for Glynn, S Roche for Prendergast (all 56), T Butler (Tipperary) for Hartnett, M Collins for Roche (both 60), P Deasy for Ahern (62).

Ref – D Kirwan (Cork)

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