Monday 17 June 2019

Flynn rescues draw from long range

Limerick 0-19 Cork 1-16

Darragh Flynn of Cork. Photo: Sportsfile
Darragh Flynn of Cork. Photo: Sportsfile

An injury-time free from Darragh Flynn ensured that Cork remain unbeaten in the Munster MHC after an entertaining duel with Limerick at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Cork were down by a point in the dying embers of the game but Flynn stood up and landed a sensational free from inside his own 65-metre line to square the game up for a fourth time. Limerick led by five points with 14 minutes of regular time remaining but Flynn hit the target with six frees to finish with an impressive 1-10.

The Rebels were one point ahead when Flynn took an excellent pass from Jack Cahalane to fire past Jack Franklin for Cork's goal.

Points from Flynn and Paul O'Riordan saw Cork to a five-point advantage at one stage but Limerick hit back through Aidan O'Connor, O'Neill and Patrick Reale to level on 22 minutes and O'Connor's second put Limerick 0-9 to 1-5 up at the break.

Limerick were dominant in the early stages of the second with O'Neill, O'Connor and Adam English (2) helping them into a three-point lead.

That advantage was at five points as the game entered the final quarter but Cork produced a stunning comeback with Flynn to the fore.

Scorers - Limerick: C O'Neill 0-10 (9f); O'Connor 0-4; A English 0-3; D Hegarty, P Reale 0-1 each. Cork: D Flynn 1-10 (8f, 1'65); D Hogan 0-2; C Walsh, P O'Riordan, E Twomey, J Carr 0-1 each.

Limerick - J Franklin; R Lyons, M Keane, F O'Connor; J Quilty, E Hurley, C Coughlan; A Murrihy, P Kirby; P Reale, D Hegarty, C O'Neill; A O'Connor, A English, P O'Donovan. Subs: L Lynch for O'Donovan (49), C Casey for Reale (50), C Hanley Clarke for Murrihy (58).

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Cork - B Saunderon; C O'Brien, C McCarthy, S Kingston; C McCarthy, C Joyce, B O'Sullivan; E Twomey, L Horgan; C Walsh, D Flynn, D Hogan; C McCarthy, J Cahalane, P O'Riordan. Subs: L Doocey for Cian McCarthy (24), J Carr for O'Riordan (41), I Walsh for Colm McCarthy (44), L Mulroy Quiligan for Kingston (49), S Walsh for C Walsh (59).

Ref - P Kelly (Tipperary)

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