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Clinical Nemo cruise past Adare to set up Munster finale showdown with Crokes

We have a tasty decider in a fortnight’s time.

Luke Connolly of Nemo Rangers under pressure from Adare's Robbie Bourke.
Luke Connolly of Nemo Rangers under pressure from Adare's Robbie Bourke.
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Nemo Rangers (Cork) 2-17

Adare (Limerick) 0-4

Denis Hurley reports from Mallow

NEMO RANGERS LIVED up to their strong pre-match favouritism as they easily saw off Adare at Mallow to advance to an AIB Munster Club SFC final meeting with Dr Crokes in a fortnight.

The Cork champions, last kings of Munster in 2010-11, were two points to the good after 10 minutes when midfielder Alan O’Donovan set up Luke Connolly for a well-taken goal and, even at that early stage, the outcome had an inevitability to it.

While two Hugh Bourke frees did get Adare off the mark, Nemo struck for a second goal when Barry O’Driscoll made a great one-handed catch from Paddy Gumley’s delivery before slotting past James Hickey.

A free from O’Driscoll meant that Nemo led by 2-6 to 0-2 at half-time and the scores continued to flow in the second period. Cork captain Paul Kerrigan was very impressive along with O’Driscoll while sub Conor Horgan got on the scoresheet too.

While Nemo didn’t really look like adding a third goal in the second half, one wasn’t needed as they ran out 19-point winners.

Scorers for Nemo Rangers: Barry O’Driscoll 1-3 (0-2 frees), Paul Kerrigan 0-6 (0-1 free), Luke Connolly 1-3 (0-3 frees), Conor Horgan 0-2, Colin O’Brien, Jack Horgan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Adare: Hugh Bourke 0-2 (frees), Robbie Bourke (free), Mark Connolly 0-1 each.

NEMO RANGERS

1. Micheál Martin

2. Kevin O’Donovan

3. Aidan O’Reilly

4. Alan Cronin

7. Kevin Fulignati

6. Stephen Cronin

5. Jack Donovan

8. Alan O’Donovan

9. Jack Horgan

10. Barry O’Driscoll

11. Paul Kerrigan

12. Colin O’Brien

14. Paddy Gumley

13. Luke Connolly

15. Ciarán Dalton

Subs

17. Conor Horgan for Connolly (35)

23. Michael Dorgan for Jack Horgan (46)

21. Adrian Greaney for Gumley (46)

18. Colm Kiely for O’Brien (54)

22. Ciarán O’Shea for O’Reilly (54)

25. Shane Martin for Fulignati (58)

ADARE

1. James Hickey

2. Oran Collins

3. Aodhán O’Connor

4. Eoghan Costello

5. Eoin Ryan

6. David Connolly

7. Paul Maher

8. Shane Doherty

9. Stephen Keeley

12. Hugh Bourke

11. Jack English

25. Charlie McCarthy

13. Mark Connolly

14. Robbie Bourke

15. Mikie Lyons

Subs

28. Davy Lyons for McCarthy (36)

17. Andy O’Connell for Keeley (50)

26. Jack Fitzgerald for Maher (54)

22. David O’Connor for Collins (54)

23. Chris Flanagan for Connolly (55)

19. Bill Supple for English (58)

Referee: Alan Kissane (Waterford).

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