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Cork earn comprehensive 27-point victory over Waterford

It was straightforward for the hosts as they eased past the challenge of their opponents at Páirc Uí Rinn.

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Cork 4-20

Waterford 0-5

IT WAS STRAIGHTFORWARD for Cork as they eased past the challenge of Waterford at Páirc Uí Rinn in the opening round of the Electric Ireland Munster MFC on Wednesday evening.

The home side hit the ground running and Hugh Murphy forced Waterford goalkeeper Niall McSweeney into an early save before Conor Corbett netted in the third minute.

The points flowed after that with Dara O’Sullivan, Evan Cooke, Seán McDonnell and Aodhán Ó Luasa all scoring before Ó Luasa grabbed a second goal on 10, proofing from Corbett’s pass across, with McSweeney unlucky not to intercept.

Waterford did get off the mark through Aaron Ryan in the 12th minute and though Cork continued to push on, with defenders David Buckley, Francis Cronin and Eoin Nation all getting forward for points, the visitors weren’t inhibited.

Niall O’Keeffe and James Power both had points while in between, Liam Fennell drew a good save from Cork netminder Diarmuid Doody.

It was 2-13 to 0-3 at half-time and Evan Cooke added another goal straight after the start of the second half. Subs Michael O’Neill and Josephe Harte also got on the scoresheet for Cork as management gave other players a run and Seán McDonnell rounded off the win with a fourth goal in the 57th minute.

Cork now face Kerry in the semi-final on 8 May in Tralee.

Meanwhile, there was success elsewhere for Clare, as they beat Limerick 3-13 to 2-9 in round one of the Munster minor football championship at Cusack Park tonight.

Scorers for Cork: Aodhán Ó Luasa 1-5 (0-2 frees), Conor Corbett, Seán McDonnell 1-2 each, Evan Cooke 1-1, Dara O’Sullivan 0-3, Michael O’Neill 0-3, David Buckley, Francis Cronin, Eoin Nation, Joseph Harte 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: James Power (0-1 free), Niall O’Keeffe (0-2 free) 0-2 each, Aaron Ryan 0-1 (free).


1. Diarmuid Doody (Buttevant)

2. Dylan Connolly (Glanworth)

3. David Buckley (Newcestown)

4. Cian O’Donovan (Glanmire)

5. Francis Cronin (Cullen)

6. Diarmaid Phelan (Aghada)

7. Eoin Nation (Aghada)

8. Niall Hartnett (Douglas)

9. Richard Lombard (Ballyhooly)

10. Hugh Murphy (Éire Óg)

11. Dara O’Sullivan (St Finbarr’s)

12. Evan Cooke (Ballincollig)

13. Seán McDonnell (Mallow)

14. Aodhán Ó Luasa (Naomh Abán)

15. Conor Corbett (Clyda Rovers)


22. Joseph Harte (Douglas) for Lombard (35)

21. Andrew Whelton (Castlehaven) for Murphy (35)

24. Michael O’Neill (Buttevant) for Corbett (37)

19. Neil Lordan (Ballinora) for Connolly (44)

16. Max White (Douglas) for Doody (51)

20. Joseph O’Shea (Urhan) for Nation (51)


1. Niall McSweeney (Gaultier)

2. Colin Foley (Ballinacourty)

3. Seán Boyce (The Nire)

4. Seán Lennon (Brickey Rangers)

5. Luke Power (Kilgobnet)

6. Tom Walsh (Rathgormack)

7. Liam Fennell (Stradbally)

8. Conor Browne (Brickey Rangers)

9. James Power (Rathgormack)

10. Aaron Ryan (The Nire)

11. Larry Walsh (The Nire)

12. Seán Ronayne (Brickey Rangers)

13. Niall O’Keeffe (De La Salle)

14. Micheál Ó Floinn (Old Parish)

15. Ronan Elliffe (Rathgormack)


17. Henry Griffin (Ballinameela) for Ryan (18, injured)

18. Aidan Behan (Kilrossanty) for Power (half-time)

19. Tomás Mooney (Kill) for Ronayne (40)

20. Pádraig Fitzgerald (Kilrossanty) for Ó Floinn (50)

21. Seán Walsh (The Nire) for Elliffe (53)

22. Keelan Taylor (St Saviour’s) for Fennell (58)

Referee: Brendan Griffin (Kerry)

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