The final game of the day featured Cork and Armagh-Notre Dame. After a lackluster first half, Armagh-Notre Dame put some good passing football together in the second period while Cork struggled to string anything together. The Brighton side won control of the game with two second-half goals, one from a penalty, and got some great performances from Owen Costello, Kevin Campion, Paudie Finnegan and Kieran Lynch who entered as a substitute.
|Armagh-Notre Dame got it together in the second half to defeat Cork.|
Armagh-Notre Dame were right back in the game within 10 minutes of the restart. Kieran Lynch entered the fray and made a huge difference to the fortunes of Armagh-ND. Paudie Finnegan pointed shortly after the restart and was involved in almost every good thing for his side in front of the Cork goal. The northerners passing game came together and on several occasions the Brighton based team cut through Cork’s defences. Frank Meehan was brought down in the penalty area on one such occasion and Seamie O’Hare hit the shot hard and low and the leather hit the net. After Finnegan added another point a second goal came for Armagh-Notre Dame courtesy of wing back, Kevin Campion. With the game tied Campion began a run down the right wing and after two interchanges found himself in front of goal and buried the ball from close range. Finnegan again pointed to follow the goal and control of the game was in the hands of the Orchard County men. Cork continued to battle and had a few good chances in the run-in. Trevor Kelly and Moynihan pointed, but whether it was for goal or point, most chances were missed. The northerners continued to play the passing game to good effect. Frank Meehan and John Comiskey rounded out the scoring and Armagh-Notre Dame win their first points of the championship.
Cork: J. O’Toole, E. Barry, J. Leonard, C. Caffrey, M. O’Leary, S. Caulfield, P. Leddy (0-1), E. Walsh, T. Kelly (1-1), M. Moynihan (0-4), J. Crowley, D. Mannix (0-1), S. Coughlin. Armagh-ND: C. Brady, G. Kearns, F. Meehan (0-1), M. McAuley, A. Murnin, J. Lavery, G. Hall (0-1), J. Comiskey (0-1), M. Tiffany, S. O’Hare (1-0), P. Finnegan (0-4).
By Rory O'Donnell