Wolfe Tones made it to the semi-final of the Pat O’Brien Cup with a relatively easy win over a game Cork side. The Tones established a lead quickly and Cork battled hard but did not look like eating into the deficit. The game ended on a bad note with a knee injury to Wolfe Tones midfielder, Brian Jones. Jones landed awkwardly and looked like he had suffered a dislocated kneecap.
|Darren Lowry comes out of defence for the Tones.|
Early in the second half the Tones hit with a major, Collie Carr buried his shot from close range. He may have learned from a similar chance that fell to Grogan a few minutes earlier and ended up going over the bar. Grogan may have rued his relaxed approach as from a similar position his shot went high. With the Tones well in control the game took an unfortunate turn with the injury to Jones on his first outing. An end was put to affairs and the Tones look forward to a stiff test when they meet Galway next week.
Cork: L. Barden, E. Barry, M. Carolan, C. Gillis, D. Hughes, E. O’Sullivan, J. Horgan, J. Crowley, A. Murphy, M. Moynihan, J. Regan, D. Quinn, F. Glynn. Tones: R. McKeown, A. Curry, D. Lowrey, M. O’Brien, G. Brilly, D. McGuire, C. McCarthy, B. Jones, S. Kelly, C. Carr, M. Farrell, B. Grogan, D. McCabe.
By Rory O'Donnell