EIRGRID MUNSTER U-20 FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL
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A 64th minute point from Ciaran O’Sullivan helped Cork to end Kerry’s quest for back-to-back Munster titles at Páirc Uí Chaoimh tonight. This game seemed destined for an additional 20 minutes after a Paul O’Shea penalty and a Sean Quilter free helped Kerry level the contest in injury time, however, O’Sullivan’s late score helped Cork secure a memorable win and secure a measure of revenge for their defeat to their oldest rivals in last year’s provincial decider.
The first half saw both sides enjoy periods of dominance. Darragh Lyne and Dylan Geaney goals helped Kerry on their way but the Rebels responded with a Jack Cahalane major while a Conor Corbett goal on the stroke of half time gave Cork a one-point lead. Keith Ricken’s Cork side moved seven points clear with Corbett rattling the Kerry net. Paul O’Shea scored a penalty for Kerry as his side clawed at the Cork lead but O’Sullivan’s late fisted point sealed Cork’s Munster final place.