Campbell puts icing on Cork cruise
Electric Ireland All-Ireland MFC Q-finals: Cork 3-19 Monaghan 2-10
Patrick Campbell's late goal rounded off an impressive win for the Cork minor footballers, who will face Mayo semi-final following an impressive showing against Monaghan in O'Connor Park, Tullamore yesterday.
Monaghan looked capable of matching Cork's attacking threat up until late in the first-half, when Michael O'Neill and Conor Corbett hit two goals in a minute.
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The Ulster champions did score two second-half penalties from Liam McDonald - both awarded for footblocks - but three points was as close as that brought them as Cork kicked on to victory.
Both teams finished with 14 players following a straight red for Monaghan's Karl Dwyer and a double yellow for Cork's Daniel Peet, but Cork boss Bobbie O'Dwyer welcomed his side's victory and the upcoming semi-final with Mayo.
"It's superb to be playing in the All-Ireland semi-final. We haven't given any thought to the semi-final yet we'll just get over tonight's game. But yeah, we look forward to playing Mayo," said O'Dwyer.
Scorers - Cork: P Campbell 1-5 (4f); C Corbett, M O'Neill (2f) 1-3 each; R O'Donovan 0-3 (1f); D Linehan 0-2; D Cashman, K Scannell, A Walsh Murphy 0-1 each. Monaghan: L McDonald 2-0 (2-0 pen); D Dempsey 0-4; J Irwin 0-3 (2f); E Duffy, D Marron, A Brennan 0-1 each.
Cork - C O'Leary; J O'Shea, N Lordan, D Peet; D Cashman, D Lenihan, A Walsh Murphy; J Lawton, E Nash; H Murphy, P Campbell, K Scannell; M O'Neill, J Cahalane, C Corbett. Subs: R O'Donovan for O'Neill (37), K O'Driscoll for Cahalane (55), S Andrews for Cashman (60), L Murphy for Walsh-Murphy (60+2), T O'Donoghue for Campbell (60+4).
Monaghan - J Kirk; C Maguire, E Duffy, R Boyle; K Connolly, S Hanratty, S Slevin; C McKernan, K Gallagher; D Marron, L McDonald, J Irwin; D Treanor, D Dempsey, M Hamill. Subs: M Coyle for Marron (half-time), A Stewart for Slevin (44), D Kerley for McKernan (44), A Brennan for Stewart (54, black card), D McCahey for Maguire (56), D Courtney for Hamill (60+3).
Ref - L Devenney (Mayo).