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Sunday 17 December 2017

Dolan finishes off Rebels

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Galway 0-13 Cork 0-11

Galway finished strongly in Athenry to earn a place in the semi-finals, even though the impressive Darragh Burke had a 53rd-minute penalty saved by Cork 'keeper James MacSweeney.

Barry Keane rifled over two points to give Galway a late advantage, but Rickard Cahalane trimmed the deficit before Darragh Dolan added the insurance point. Cork's Declan Harrington had a last-gasp goal opportunity, but the defence smothered his shot and the Tribesmen survived.

Scorers -- Galway: B Keane 0-5 (3f), D Dolan 0-3, G Kelly, D Burke (2f) 0-2 each, S Burke 0-1. Cork: S O'Regan 0-8 (7f), R Cahalane 0-3.

Galway -- P Whelan; S Flynn, K Morrissey, T Broderick; T Jakeman, D Burke, P Kennedy; P Flanagan, E Kirwan; S Burke, D Dolan, B Keane; J Ryan, J Raftery, G Kelly. Subs: B Dolan for Raftery (44), P Prendergast for Jakeman (50), N Coen for Kelly (58).

Cork -- J MacSweeney; M O'Brien, K Histon, J Forbes; R Carroll, A O'Keefe, S White; K Dennehy, S Murphy; S O'Regan, R Cahalane, F Butler; R Nyhan, G Farrell, D Harrington. Subs: E Murphy for S Murphy (31), A O'Donovan for Nyhan (50).

Ref -- J O' Mahony (Limerick).

Irish Independent

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