Cadbury's Munster U21 Football Championship Semi-Final
Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11
Cork have qualified for the Munster U21 Football Final with a win over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds last night. It was a game almost as notable for what Cork didn't score as for what they did score, with Limerick keeper James Brudair bringing off at least six point-blank saves. Limerick opened the scoring with a point from Peter Nash, but John O'Rourke quickly equalised. Cork soon asserted their dominance, and John O'Rourke's goal from a MacEoin delivery put the Rebels into a four-point lead, 1-3 to 0-2. Limerick hung on however, and at half-time there was just three points between the sides, 1-6 to 0-6.
Half-time subsitute Cathal Vaughan extended their lead early in the second half, and there was no looking back for Cork from there. Limerick tried hard and kicked some excellent points, but despite a number of missed chances, Cork were dominant and Brian Hurley's goal in the fifty-eighth minute sealed the win for Cork.
They now meet Tipperary in the Munster Final on April 10th at 7.30pm in Thurles.
Cork: David Hanrahan, Brian O'Driscoll, Conor Dorman, Alan Cronin, TJ Brosnan, Damien Cahalane, Jamie Wall, Tom Clancy, Ian Maguire, Alan Cadogan (0-1), Mark Sugrue, John O'Rourke (1-3), Dan MacEoin (0-2, 0-2f), Brian Hurley (1-5, 0-3f), Luke Connolly.
Subs used: Cathal Vaughan
(0-3) for Sugrue, Jamie Burns for Clancy, Seán Kiely for Cadogan, Kevin Crowley
for Cronin, Kevin Hallissey for MacEoin.