Monday 23 April 2018

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Cork it 1-19 St Pat's 1-14: Fitzgibbon Cup

Aidan Walsh hauled Cork IT back from the brink to keep their Fitzgibbon Cup title dream alive
Aidan Walsh hauled Cork IT back from the brink to keep their Fitzgibbon Cup title dream alive
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Cork's Aidan Walsh hauled Cork IT back from the brink with 1-3 to keep their Fitzgibbon Cup title aspirations intact.

Pat Mulcahy's side got off to a terrible start and trailed 1-8 to 0-3 after the first quarter. But Walsh's 28th minute goal stopped the rot and he added three great second-half points, including one from a sideline cut, to seal a comfortable win.

The result means Cork IT can top Group A with a 100pc record if they beat UCD next Tuesday.

The hosts hit 1-6 without reply including a 13th-minute Eoin Price solo goal to move eight points clear. But two Pat Ralph frees settled Cork before Walsh's goal. Pat's led 1-10 to 1-6 at half-time but added just four more points.

Scorers - Cork IT: A Walsh 1-3, P Ralph 0-5 (2fs, 1 65, 1pen), J Cronin 0-4, N McNamara 0-2, D Lordan, J Cashman, C Hammersley, S O'Mahoney, C Buckley 0-1 each. St Pat's-Mater Dei: E Price 1-1, P Sutton 0-4 (1f), J McGrath, E McIntyre, C Joyce (1 s/l) 0-2 each, C Breathnach, W Murphy, C Morris 0-1 each.

Cork IT - G Minahane; S Murphy, A Dennehy, T Lawrence; J Herlihy, M Ellis, C Buckley; A Walsh, W Murphy; J Cronin, D Lordan, C Hammersley; N McNamara, P Ralph, K Kavanagh. Subs: J Cashman for Lordan (h/t), P White for McNamara (56), S O'Mahoney for Hammersley (56).

St Pat's-Mater Dei - J Higgins; R O'Hanrahan, R Tubrid, P Donnelly; K Crean, D Egan, S Parsons; J McGrath, N Maguire; C Breathnach, P Sutton, E Price; C Morris, C Joyce, E McIntyre. Subs: D Flaherty for O'Hanrahan (43), W Murphy for Breathnach (45), P Walsh for Morris (59), A Cox for Parsons (62).

Ref - O Elliot (Antrim).

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