Corry bags double as Cork crush Kingdom
Cork 5-18 Kerry 1-14
Cork's season got off to an impressive start on Saturday as the Leesiders put Kerry to the sword at Pairc Ui Rinn.
With Jimmy Barry-Murphy back in charge for the first time in over a decade, goals from Ryan Clifford, Patrick Horgan, Eoin Murphy added to a brace of net busters from Brian Corry as the Kingdom struggled to keep pace.
Though Kerry found a late consolation goal from Aidan Boyle the result was never in doubt as the Rebels advanced to the semis.
Scorers -- Cork: P Horgan 1-3 (0-2f), B Corry 2-0, C McCarthy 0-5 (2 '65'), E Murphy 1-2; R Clifford 1-1; L Farrell, C Naughton 0-3 each, D Sweetman 0-1. Kerry : S Brick 0-6 (0-5f, 1 '65'), A Boyle 1-0, S Nolan, D Dineen, J Egan 0-2 each, M Boyle, A Royle 0-1 each.
Cork -- A Nash; D Cahalane, E Dillon, C O'Sullivan; C Joyce, R Cashman, T Kenny; C Naughton, C McCarthy; B Corry, P Cronin, L Farrell; P Horgan, E Murphy, R Clifford. Subs: D Sweetman for Cronin (11), C Spillane for Cahalane (45), D O'Mahony for Horgan (50), P O'Brien for O'Sullivan (52), K Buckley forJoyce (53).
Kerry -- B Rochford; R Horgan, T Murnane, J Godley; P Costello, M Lynch, L Boyle; D Dineen, J Griffin; S Brick, D O'Connell, J Egan; S Nolan, A Boyle, M Boyle. Subs: PJ Connolly for O'Connell (45), C Harris for L Boyle (50), S McGearailt for Godley (57), J Casey for Lynch (59), A Royle for Nolan (64).
Ref -- M Wadding (Waterford)