Christopher’s 5-13 Cork 0-6
Christopher’s left nobody in doubt about their intentions when they came up against Cork on Sunday afternoon. From the get go they had the rebels reeling. Three first half goals knocked the spirit out of the Corkmen, and any hope that Cork had of causing an upset were dashed early. Dr. Crokes clubman, Chris Brady, netted a hat trick of goals while Eoin Gorman had a great outing at corner forward.
|Christopher's Brian O'Regan and |
Cork's Donal Og Hodnett.
The first half was all Christopher’s whose game plan was to bypass the Cork midfield with short kickouts. Gorman moved to corner forward and did extremely well, while Daithi Casey who took up a position on the wing also played well. Shane Flanagan moved into the center of the attacking line. Gorman goaled early in the game, while Casey pointed three times. Chris Brady netted twice, and added in were Gavin O’Grady’s frees and Christopher’s were well on top. Cork managed a couple of pointed from James Califf frees, while Donal Og Hodnett and John Wycherely each pointed. Cork had a late chance at goal towards the end of the half that could have given some encouragement going into the second, but Hodnett snatched at his angled shot and the ball went across the face of goal and harmlessly wide. At the break Cork trailed by 13 points and the best the rebels could hope for was an improved showing for the second half.
|David Culhane nets Christopher's fifth goal.|
Christopher’s made a good job of closing down the Cork attackers in the second period. The usual dangermen, Packie Leddy, Califf, Moynihan, and Hodnett scarcely had room to get a shot off. All the while Christopher’s kept the scoreboard ticking over. Casey and O’Grady pointed while Chris Brady completed his hat trick and David Culhane added a fifth to the goals tally. Cork may have a remote hope for senior playoff spot and will hoping to take care of business when they meet Armagh-Notre Dame next Saturday before meeting Galway in their final game.
Referee: James Trimble (Tir Chonaill)
Man of the Match: Chris Brady (Christopher’s)
Christopher’s: P. Kenneally, D. O’Leary, C. Murphy, T. Clancy, B. O’Regan, D. Culhane, D. Kenneally, P. Delaney, C. Brady, S. Flanagan, D. Casey, G. O’Grady, E. Gorman. Cork: J. O’Toole, K. Moynagh, O. Boyle, R. Hodnett, C. Moynagh, C. Caffrey, M. Burke, J. Califf, M. Moynihan, P. Leddy, J. Wycherely, J. Horgan, D. Og Hodnett.
By Rory O'Donnell