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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Cork centre-back Lenihan lights up All-Ireland Minor semi with scorching solo goal

…You don’t stop those.

Daniel Linehan celebrates his scorcher.
Daniel Linehan celebrates his scorcher.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

CORK ARE BACK! Or, at least they’re back in their first All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final since 2010 after clinically dispatching of Mayo on a scoreline of 4-12 to 1-13 at Croke Park.

This afternoon’s game will be best remembered for a stunning solo goal by the Franz Beckenbauer of Cork football, Daniel Linehan.

The Castlemagner man wore the number three on his back but operated from centre-back during the Rebels’ convincing victory, and with Cork leading by two points in the second half, he took the game by the scruff of the neck.

Linehan collected a pass just outside the 45′ and burst through the Mayo rearguard before blasting the ball across goal into the top left-hand corner.

The defender also notched two points from play during Cork’s quarter-final victory over Monaghan.

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Fintan O’Toole’s full report from the last-four encounter can be found here.

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