Dr Crokes survive huge scare against Cratloe in Munster final

Colm Cooper sent off as late point from Johnny Buckley secures three-in-a-row

Colm Cooper of Dr Crokes battles for possession with Cratloe’s  Barry Duggan during the AIB Munster club football final. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Colm Cooper of Dr Crokes battles for possession with Cratloe’s Barry Duggan during the AIB Munster club football final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 

Dr Crokes 0-13 Cratloe 0-12: Kerry champions Dr Crokes survived a major scare in the Munster Club football final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick with Johnny Buckley’s point 30 seconds from the end of the game seeing off Clare side Cratloe.

Crokes ended the game with 14 men after Kerry star Colm Cooper was sent off for a second yellow card with 10 minutes to go.

Cooper and Crokes bossed the first half and they led 0-10 to 0-3 at the break to live up to their billings as 1 to 33 favourites.

The second half showed those odds were somewhat tights as Cratloe battled their way back, with Cathal McInerney and Podge Collins playing key roles.

The scores were level with the 60 minutes up before Buckley found his range to complete the three-in-a-row for Crokes.

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