League champions Cork have had a mixed campaign this season to date but they got all three points with an easy win over Tyrone at Healy Park in Omagh on Sunday afternoon.
Tyrone 0-8 Cork 0-14
The Munster men looked in danger of relegation having lost their opening two matches, and it took a last minute goal last weekend to save their blushes against Down last Sunday. However, normal service was resumed this week, and the Rebels impressed when seeing off the home side. Colm O’Neill and Donncha O’Connor proved a real thorn in the side of the Red Hands defence and both players were to the fore as Cork established a 0-8 to 0-4 lead at half-time.
O’Neill was on form with the boot, and punished Tyrone indiscipline throughout the match. Aidan Walsh dominated the middle of the park and contributed some fine scores to help his side build up an unassailable lead. Cork were far too strong on the day, and with Walsh and Paul Kerrigan running at the home defence they had little or no answers. The hosts looked to Ronan O’Neill and Martin Penrose to keep them in the hunt from placed balls. Overall it was a disappointing day at the office from the Ulster side.
Micky Harte will be disappointed with his sides lack of scores, and despite their good start to the season, the Red Hands will need to show more in the coming weeks if they are to challenge for a semi final spot.