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Remarkable scoreline sees Maurice Fitzgerald's side book Munster final spot

Corofin got their only score with a last-minute free.

Legendary Kerry forward Maurice Fitzgerald.
Legendary Kerry forward Maurice Fitzgerald.
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ST MARY’S OF Caherciveen are into the final of the Munster club intermediate football championship after an extremely comfortable semi-final win today on home ground.

The Kerry champions, who are managed by Kingdom legend Maurice Fitzgerald, recorded a 4-21 to 0-1 victory over Clare champions Corofin.

Corofin had to wait until the very last minute to get their only score of the game, with Damien Ryan pointing a free on a day to forget for the men from the Banner County.

With the wind at their backs in the first-half, St Mary’s took full advantage and raced into a 2-13 to 0-0 lead at the interval, with the goals coming from Dan Daly and Niall O’Driscoll.

But things didn’t get much better for Corofin after the break as Conor O’Shea found the net for Mary’s for a third time within two minutes of the restart, before Paul O’Donoghue added a fourth just four minutes later.

Nine different players were among the scores for St Mary’s, with Dan Daly leading the way with 1-6. There was 1-3 for Paul O’Donoghue, 1-2 for Niall O’Driscoll and 0-4 for Kerry star Bryan Sheehan.

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St Mary’s will go on to play Carrigaline or Oola in the final on 29 November. The Cork and Limerick champions are due to meet in tomorrow’s second semi-final.

For several of the Mary’s players it will be their 10th consecutive weekend of championship action, as they’re also involved with South Kerry, who play Killarney Legion in the Kerry County SFC final replay a week tomorrow.

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