Monday, June 10, 2013

June 9 - Junior A1 Football: Cork v Wolfe Tones

Cork 2-6 Wolfe Tones 1-10

Wolfe Tones and Cork played a very entertaining game of football, a game in which Cork looked out of it entering the final quarter, but came back with two late goals to set up an exciting finish.  The Tones hung on for the one point win as Cork could not make that final score to tie or win the game.

Cork Footballers almost pulled off a late comeback - but fell just short.
Wolfe Tones went into the break 2 points to the good having been outplayed by Cork for most of the 30 minutes.  Cork squandered a lot of possession, especially in the first 15 minutes, over elaborating and ultimately losing the ball.  Wolfe Tones were much more efficient, Ger Molloy, Brian Thornton, and two Gavin Walsh frees put them on top.  Cork managed to put the ball between the posts twice, Lar Barden and Jack Lynch finding the mark but the return should have been more for the rebels.  There were goal chances for each side.  Brian Thornton and Mike O'Brien missed the mark on the Tones side, while for Cork Barden had a couple of chances that were well saved by Cliff Malone.  At the break it was 0-4 to 0-2 for the Tones.

The Tones dominated the early part of the second period with a rampant performance.  Within 15 minutes of the restart the Tones had clocked up a goal and four points to a single point for Cork.  Darren Maguire was full of running through the middle and was involved in the goal, which was finished by Aaron Morgan.  Maguire, Thornton, and James McClean pointed.  Cork made a run at it in the latter stages of the game and made an exciting finish of it.  Paddy Minihane netted and was soon followed by Barden in a well work move involving Lynch and Johnny Crowley.  One point in it with 5 minutes to go.  The sides traded points as the clock wound down, but try as they might, Cork could not get that final score to get something from the game.

Cork:  J. O'Toole, M. Carolan, E. Barry, S. Leonard, S. McGarr, E. O'Donovan, P. Minihane (1-1), J. Lynch (0-1), J. Davis, L. Barden (1-2), J. Crowley, M. Moynihan (0-2), M. Cahilane.  Wolfe Tones:  C.Malone, B. Egan, A. Rooney, K. O'Regan, D. Maguire (0-1), K. Gill, P. Collins, J. McClean (0-1), M. O'Brien, G. Molloy (0-1), A. Morgan (1-1), G. Walsh (0-3), B. Thornton (0-3).

By Rory O'Donnell

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