Monday, August 5, 2013

August 3 - Junior A1 Football: Cork v Wolfe Tones

Cork 2-9 Wolfe Tones 0-8 

Cork's Jack Lynch on the move.
Cork enjoyed a convincing win over the Wolfe Tones on Saturday evening.   Cork were missing four players from their draw with Donegal, but took the game to the Tones right from the off.  Cork led by 1-08 to 0-04 at half time.  The rebels played some great football.  Mick Lyons took a couple of good scores, and fellow Dubliner, Lar Barden netted a fine goal midway through the half.  Mark Cahilane also got on the scoreboard for Cork, while for the Tones the scores came from Gavin Walsh and Kenny O'Regan.  Cork suffered a blow as midfielder Lyons had to leave the game and could be missed for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. 

Shea Leonard tried to block Barry Egan's Shot.
The Tones got back into the game in the second half and narrowed the deficit to 3 points.  The Tones almost tied the game late on, but John O'Toole made a fine save to preserve the lead.  Cork then rallied following the let off and it was club stalwart, Johnny Crowley, who netted a trademark goal to ensure that both points would go to Cork.  Cork assured themselves a semi-final place in the Junior A championship two weeks from now.  

Tones:  G. Molloy, B. Egan, G. Leno, M. O'Brien, D. McGuire, C. Malone, M. Breslin, S. O'Brien, D. Bruton, K. O'Regan, L. Carr, G. Walsh, M. McGeough.  Cork:  J. O'Toole, E. O'Donovan, M. Carolan, M. Dunphy, S. McGarr, D. O'Donovan, J. Lynch, M. Lyons, J. Crowley, L. Barden, S. Leonard, G. Joyce, M. Cahilane.

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