Monday, July 12, 2010
July 11 - Senior Football: Cork v Kerry
It was a fight to the end between Cork and Kerry in Canton.
Cork introduced Niall Devlin at corner forward and the Down man’s presence on the field paid immediate dividends. After Aaron Cahilane won the ball in his own back line, Devlin finished the move with a bullet inside the far post. Devlin’s presence added some purpose to Cork’s forays forward. Colin Crowley put Cork’s the best score of the game over the bar as he finished a sweeping upfield move. Croft’s free taking kept Kerry’s noses in front however. Cork’s much improved second half display almost resulted in another goal, but Devlin was unable to get to the end of the last pass across the face of goal. After Sean O’Leary put Kerry four points to the good, Cork struck with a third goal. Richard Murphy was found alone on the edge of the square by Devlin, and the midfielder finished well. Croft put Kerry two points ahead with another well sruck free from distance. Cork had some chances in the final minutes, but were unable to capitalize and Kerry enhance their chances of making the final four.
Cork: J. O’Toole, K. O’Leary, A. Cahilane, A. Mackey, C. Caffrey, J. Foley, S. O’Donoghue, R. Murphy (1-0), A. Aherne (0-1), C. Crowley (0-1), D. O’Callaghan, N. Coakley, S. McCarthy (1-1). Sub,N. Devlin (1-0). Kerry: B. O’Connor, A. Fenton, K. O’Connor, M. Godley, J. McGillicuddy (0-1), S. O’Leary (0-1), D. Coughlan, C. Moriarty, S. Horgan, M. Geaney, J. Molloy, R. Croft (0-10, 5f), J. O’Sullivan (1-0).
By Rory O'Donnell