Sunday 20 May 2018

O'Brien's moment of magic lifts Kildorrery


Kildorrery made it three provincial titles in a row after a dramatic win over Limerick side St Kieran's in Mallow.

Spurred on by man of the match Peter O'Brien, the men from north Cork came back from a three-point deficit at the break (0-8 to 0-5) to edge past a valiant St Kieran's. O'Brien's spectacular goal on 48 minutes will go down as the turning point, resurrecting Kildorrery in the second half.

Scorers – Kildorrery: P O'Brien 1-6 (0-4f), E O'Connor 0-2, F Stapleton, R McEniry, D Kelly 0-1 each. St Kieran's: J McCarthy, I Mackessy (2f) 0-3 each, D Nolan (1f), J Mucknell 0-2 each, R Cahill, D Tracey 0-1 each.

KILDORRERY – J McEniry; N Kelly, S Fitzgerald, L Kelly;, J Howard, M Walsh, M Lillis; C O'Baoill, J McCarthy; E O'Connor, R McEniry, W Fouhy; D Kelly, P O'Brien, F Stapleton. Sub: S Kelly for W Fouhy (56)

ST KIERAN'S – J Greaney; M Windle, P McCarthy, B McCarthy; M Flynn, P Windle, S Windle; A Molyneaux, J B Hartnett; D Treacy, J McCarthy, R Cahill; D Collum, D Nolan, J Mucknell. Subs: I Mackessy for D Nolan (27),T Doyle for M Windle (54).

Ref – D Fox (Clare).

Irish Independent

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