Power-packed Kerry justify favourite tag

Kerry 3-12 Cork 1-5 Munster U16 Football

Power-packed Kerry justify favourite tag

A superb Kerry South team lived up to their tag as favourites with an easy victory over Cork in Saturday’s Munster U16 football Tournament Cup final in Rathkeale’s Mick Neville Park.

Goals by Aaron McCarthy and Brian Friel moved them into a lead of 2-7 to 0-3 at the break. Any hopes of a Cork comeback died when Friel bagged his second before John Hodnett grabbed a consolation for Cork.

Meanwhile, a strong opening laid the foundation for Corcaigh’s victory over Tipp-erary, 1-13 to 3-6, in the Shield final in Mick Neville Park.

Michael Oakes’s penalty sent them on their way but Shane Ryan replied with a goal to narrow Tipp’s half-time deficit to 1-7 to 1-2. Ryan and Jack Dolan added two more after the break to set up the cliffhanger finish.

CORCAIGH:

K McMahon; K O’Shea, E O’Driscoll, D O’Donovan; P O’Driscoll, R O’Driscoll, J Harrington, R Walsh, S Hickey; D Dawson, J Twomey, C O’Mahony; D Gore, M Oakes, S Coughlan-Collins. Subs: D Ruddy, C Hennessy, J O’Riordan, S O’Leary, J Whelan, S Moran, J Murray, D McSweeney, A Healy.

TIPPERARY:

A McKelvey; F Halligan, E O’Gorman, P Codell; J Harney, E Ryan, A Murphy; M O’Sullivan, C Tracey; C Kennedy, W Creedon, M Purcell; C Maher, S Ryan, R Lambe. Subs: A Tobin, J Dolan, D O’Dwyer, J Macken, D Hanrahan, J Flannery, A Peters, N Quinlan, K Breen.

KERRY SOUTH:

N Doherty; C O’Callaghan, D Cronin, S O’Leary; C Gamel, M Potts, P Warren; N O’.Donoghue, C O’Donoghue; J Griffin, B Friel, F Clifford; D Clifford, A McCarthy, D O’Sullivan. Subs: P Daly, L McMonagle, J O’Sullivan, C Kennedy, M Harnett, J Doyle, H Cronin, D O’Sullivan, M McCarthy.

CORK:

I Giltinan; L Finn, C Shalloe, R Hurley; J Browne, D Linehan, J McCarthy; M Brosnan, J O’Donovan; M McAuliffe, C O’Callaghan, J O’Sullivan, C O’Driscoll, J Hodnett, C Murray. Subs: M Whelton, W Ronan, E Murphy, E Riordan, M Leahy, E Minihane, J O’Regan, G Fitton, B Murphy.

REFEREE:

J Murphy (Limerick).

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