Cork blitz it

Mon, May 7, 2012, 01:00

Cork 6-22 Kerry 1-4:IT WAS never going to be any other way as Cork, smarting from their one-point loss to Limerick three nights previous, sought to redeem themselves and unfortunately Kerry proved to be only cannon fodder at Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening.

Five of the Cork attack contributed to their half-time lead of 2-11 to 0-2, with Anthony Spillane and Michael Cahalane netting in the 13th and 17th minutes.

The second half was one way traffic as Cork seemed to be able to score at will, Spillane completing his hat-trick with goals in the 35th and 44th minutes, while Dillon Cahill and James O’Brien also found the Kerry net.

CORK: P Collins; J McCarthy, K OConnor, A Dennehy; C Twomey (0-1), P Fitzgerald, D Mangan; K McIntyre, K O’Neill (0-1); J Cashman (0-1), D Cahill (1-2), M Cahalane (1-1); A Spillane (3-2), P O’Callaghan (0-9, four frees), J O’Brien (1-5). Subs: T Horgan for Cashman (half-time), C Cormack for McIntyre (40 mins), C O’Brien for OConnor (48 mins), S Hegarty for Cahill (55 mins).

KERRY: J Wallace, T B McElligott, C Savage, Tommy Casey, D Goulding, D Fitzelle, K Carmody, K Fitzgerald, B O’Leary (0-2), M O’Leary (0-1), D Collins, Thomas Casey, P McGrath, R Heffernan (1-1), C Hussey. Subs: P Lucid for Hussey (28), P O’Connor for McGrath (48), F Horgan for Goulding (55),

Referee: A Sherlock (Tipperary).

Next up . . .

Cork now meet Clare this Thursday evening at Cusack Park, Ennis, with the winner qualifying for a semi-final date with Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on June 29th. In the other semi-final, Tipperary will host Waterford at Semple Stadium.