PAUL KERRIGAN scored 2-2 against his club as Cork beat Nemo Rangers by five goals in the GOAL Challenge at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.
In a game lasting just under 50 minutes, exhibition play was the order of the evening, with the All-Ireland champions producing some lovely play.
Goals from Donncha O’Connor and James Fitzpatrick had them in a 2-5 to 0-6 lead at half-time and, as the game degenerated into little more than a kick-around in the second period, the green flags continued to come.
Apart from Kerrigan, Colm O’Driscoll, Michael Shields – who was brought on at full-forward – and maor uisce Daniel Lane all scored goals for Cork, while Nemo sub David Nation pounced for two for them.
Scorers for Cork: P Kerrigan 2-2, Colm O’Driscoll, M Shields 1-1 each, D Lane, K O’Halloran, J Fitzpatrick, D O’Connor 1-0 each, D Goulding 0-2 (0-1 45), F Lynch, K O’Driscoll 0-1 each.
Nemo Rangers: C Allen 1-3, D Nation 2-0, B O’Driscoll, D Kearney 0-2 (0-1f) each, C O’Brien 0-1.
CORK: A Quirke; E Cotter, J O’Sullivan, R O’Sullivan; N O’Leary, G Canty, K O’Connor; F Lynch, P O’Flynn; P Kerrigan, B O’Regan, Conor O’Driscoll; D Goulding, D O’Connor, C O’Neill.
Subs: J Fitzpatrick for D O’Connor (12), Colm O’Driscoll for O’Leary (18), P O’Shea for Quirke, K O’Driscoll for K O’Connor, G Spillane for Canty (all half-time), K O’Halloran for O’Regan (31), J Hayes for Goulding (33), M Shields for Spillane (35), E Cadogan for Kerrigan (37), D Lane for C O’Neill (40).
NEMO RANGERS: B Morgan; D Breen, R Murphy, C O’Shea; C O’Brien, S McKeon, M Cronin; P Morgan, D Niblock; B O’Driscoll, A Cronin, W Morgan; C Allen, M Dorgan, D Kearney.
Subs: N O’Sullivan for Murphy, P Hogan for McKeon, D Nation for W Morgan (all-half-time), B O’Regan for A Cronin (33)
Referee: C Lane (Banteer).
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