Kerry survive Cork comeback to win Munster title

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Updated: July 3, 2011

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Cork 1-12 v 1-15 Kerry
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Commentary:
Full time Thats it, Kerry hold on to win the Munster title. Report to follow.
75min big score there for Kerry, that should have settled it.
74min Big wide there from Cork.
73min Cooper gets involved there in some fisty cuff’s
72min Brosnan gets a vital score for Kerry, nice fisted point. great time to score
70min There will be 5 minutes of added time. Are we heading for a draw or will Kerry hang on.
69min Minute to go, can Kerry hang on. Goulding with a long effort that sails into the Kerry keeper’s hand
68min Big catch for Donnacha Walsh, Kerry needed that lift.
66min MISS!! Cork hit the post – that was close
66min O’Sullivan with a rare mistake, 20 minutes since last score for Kerry
65min Kerry look tired and out of idea’s all of a sudden. Nothing is going right for them
64min Chance for Cork to equalise but Walsh hits it wide
63min Cork have outscored Kerry 1-07 to 0-03 is the second half score, game of two halves
60min Kerrigan reduces the lead to 1 point, some comeback remember 8 down at one point.
58min O’Connor gets a point, could have gone for goal there. 2 points in it. Cork getting into it now. About time.
56min another blank patch for Kerry, 11 minutes since they last score. Cork have gotten 1-3 in that time
55min O’Connor nets it, nice penalty. Cork back in it, 3 points in it now. GAME ON.
55min Penalty!! Cork have their chance, ball is handled in the small square by Mark O’Shea
54min Cooper hits Kerry’s 9th wide of the game. Cork need a goal to get back in this, 16 minutes to go.
53min Kerry free – meanwhile Barry John Keane comes on for O’Leary
51min 3 in a row for Cork, another fine point. Cadogan has impressed since he came on for Kissane
50min Still very niggly and scrappy, neither side getting a hold of the game, we were spoilt with the football in the 1st half
48min Cork get another point. Up and running now, but still 7 behind.
46min Kerrigan gets Cork’s 3rd of the half
45min Sheehan gets his second Kerry point of the day
44min Walsh with a point for Kerry
43min bit stop start at the moment, couple of niggly challenges flying in
40min Ciaran Sheehan has had to go off after that challenge, looks like his knee
39min Donaghy goes in the book with a challenge on Sheehan
38min Goulding with a lovely kick on the turn 2 in a minute
37min Goulding gets his 3rd of the day with a free – level in the 2nd half but 8 behind overall
36min Kerry resume normal business as Declan O’Sullivan scores the first point of the 2nd half
36min Second half is underway, Jaime O’Sullivan has gone off, surprise that Canty has stayed on.
Half time Its been a master class from the Kerry forward line as they have stormed into a commanding 8 point lead.
Added time Kelly with a wide there, Cork needed something more there
35min O’Sullivan with a point, lovely football there, the forwards are on song today. Kerry 8 points ahead. Cork shell shocked esp in midfield
34min Sheehan coming from midfield scores a fine point. Kerry back on top and winning everything after mid half blip
33min O’Sullivan hits another Kerry wide
32min O’Leary scores there to get off the mark, all the Kerry full forwards have now scored
31min Frustration there for Kerrigan who has a point ruled out for over carrying
30min Brosnan with an effort that curls wide – a 7th wide for Kerry, a tad wasteful, but they can afford it at the moment.
30min The Cork forwards are having to come back to midfield to get the ball, its all too easy for Kerry to get posession at the moment
29min Another O’Sullivan point, Canty is struggling
28min It goes wide, wide number 6 for the green and gold
28min O’Neill gets the first yellow of the day, free kick to Kerry, Cooper to kick
27min Spoke too soon, O’Sullivan with the point, his 2nd of the day
26min Cork have steadied the ship somewhats, its almost 10 minutes since a kerry score
25min Kelly with a big kick to reduce the lead to just a goal
23min O’Leary makes the wrong call as he decides to go alone and hits his 2nd wide.
22min Wide there for kerry, there 4th of the day. Only two for Cork.
22min Kealy does well under pressure but its a free to Kerry as there was a Cork player in the square
21min Sheehan nets a nice point, two scores in a minute. Game on.
20min Nice kick. Cork need to get some momentum going here, could that be the spark they needed?
19min Free to Cork, Goulding to take
17min Kerry threaten again there, but it goes well. Donaghy took a swipe at it with the ball on the ground
15min Kerry nearly in there again, Quirke saving from O’Sullivan. Quirke is down after that
15min Wonderful football from Kerry as they land another point this time Donaghy, so far its all about the Kerry Forwards.
14min GOAL! What a belter from O’Sullivan, fantastic finish
13min O’Connor gets his first of the day, lovely point.
12min Gouldings gets the All Ireland Champions off the mark. Nice finish.
11min Cooper gets his second point – could have gone for goal. Kerry taking a decent lead now
11min Two in less than a minute as O’Sullivan scores
10min Canty is tackled himself and Kerry score their 2nd
10min Canty sends the crowd wild with a great win tackle
9min Big sideline ball in there from Goulding but it goes out for another sideline ball off a kerry player though
7min Kerry holds the advantage in recent meetings in Killarney – and their coming into here after Cork fast start. Free to Cork, heavy tackle
6min O’Connor looks lively and is giving O’Shea a hard time already – sadly finish wasn’t up to scratch and is wide. Cork’s 2nd.
5min Kerry get the first point. Gooch with the first of the day
5min Free to Kerry as O’Sullivan fouls, lucky for Kerry as they had just an effort wide
4min Free out to Kerry as O’Connor went down and held on to the ball. Cork putting the pressure on early.
2min Brilliant save from Kealy from Kerrigan.
2min Gooch hits the first wide of the game there, took a poor hand pass and went for a point but it drifted wide
1min We’re underway and Kerry deal with the first high ball hit in the forwards with ease
0min The National Anthem is just being played now, we’re nearly there. Great crowd here as you’d expect.

Teams:
Cork:A Quirke; J O’Sullivan, G Canty, M Shields; N O’Leary, J Miskella, P Kissane; A O’Connor, A Walsh; C Sheehan, P Kelly, P O’Neill; D Goulding, D O’Connor, P Kerrigan.

Kerry: B Kealy; S Enright, M O Se, T O’Sullivan; A O’Mahony, E Brosnan, K Young; A Maher, B Sheehan; Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, D Walsh; C Cooper, K Donaghy, K O’Leary

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