Masterful Rebels into final

CORK cruised into another All-Ireland final last night as their Vocational Schools' team hammered a shell-shocked Galway side by 20 points at Mallow GAA grounds.

The champions were in superb form as they grabbed 11 points without response in the first-half to take the unassailable lead into the break.

The second-half didn't get much better for the Tribesmen. They were again out gunned and out played as the victors refused to take their foot off the gas, scoring another 2-5 while only conceding two points. This was as close to total football as any team in the red and white of Cork will produce this year as both the defensive lines and the attacking sextet went about their business with clinical efficiency.

Cork will now look forward to defending their crown against either Donegal or Meath but on last night's display it would be very difficult to bet against them retaining their title.

Scorers for Cork: J O'Donoghue 1-2, M Vaughan, J Corkery, D Harrington, M Sugrue 0-3 each, S O'Mahoney 1-0, M Howard, G O'Callaghan 0-1 each.

Galway: C O'Suilleabhain, E Teagle 0-1 each.

CORK: S Masters; J Ryan, E Delaney, N McCarthy; L O'Neill, D O'Connell, TJ Brosnan; S O'Mahoney, M Howard; G O'Callaghan, M Sugrue, M Vaughan; D Harrington, J O'Donoghue, J Corkery.

Subs: G Barry for T J Brosnan (ht), G Farrell for M Howard (42), E Goggin for D Harrington (42), A Gould for G O'Callaghan (44), C Cullinane for J Corkery (44).

GALWAY: C Ó Conghaile; M Collins, C Breathnach, D Murray; D Seoige, C Ó Domhnaill, P Ezergailis; A Connolly, C Seoige; C Ó hIarnain, E Teagle, S Sammon; C Ó Conaire, C Ó Suilleabhain, S O'Leidhinn.

Subs: R O'Bearra for D Seoige (45), D Wall for S Ó Leidhinn (45), A Ó Laoi for C O'Conaire (46).

Referee: G Lynch (Kerry).

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