Cork comeback leads to crucial win

Updated: March 25, 2012

The home side started well with Horgan pointing in the first minute but the All-Ireland champions were quickly well in it.

Centre-forward Richie Power was the main man for the Cats, leading their charge early doors and he top scored with a total of  1-11;  even if 0-08 of that impressive tally was from frees.

There was one point between the team’s until Power raised the gap to four when he smashed a penalty to the net on the half hour.  Cork responded almost immediately, netting a goal of their own to make the scoreline  1-10 to 1-08 to the visitors at the interval.

The home side, playing with the wind in the second-half; scored four points without reply to lead for the first time in the game.  Kilkenny equalised late on but two pointed frees from Horgan put the Rebels two points ahead.  When Power got sent off for a wild pull in injury-time;  the game was settled and the home side had a confidence boosting win.

Cork: D Òg Cusack; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, B Murphy;  S Òg ÒhAilpìn, E Cadogan, W Egan(0-2,0-1,’65); L McLoughlin, D Sweetman(0-1) (J Gardiner 68); C Lehane(0-1), P Cronin(0-1), C Naughton(0-2) (N McCarthy 47); J Coughlan(0-1), P O’Sullivan(1-1), P Horgan(0-8,0-7f)

Kilkenny: D Herity; P Murphy, N Hickey, P Phelan; K Joyce, B Hogan, JJ Delaney; M Fennelly, M Rice(0-1) (A Fogarty 51); TJ Reid(0-1), R Power (1-11,0-8f,0-1’65) M Ruth (J Mulhall 59); E Murphy (C Fennelly 43), E Larkin, R Hogan(0-2).

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