U21FC: Rebels all class
24 March 2011
Cork underlined their Cadbury All-Ireland U21 football championship credentials with a hugely impressive win over defending Munster champions Tipperary in Wednesday's semi-final at Pairc Ui Rinn.
Tipp grabbed two first half goals through Donagh Leahy and David McGrath but they still trailed by three points at half-time (0-10 to 2-1).
Midfielder Micheál O Laoire and forwards Ciaran Sheehan, Mark Collins and Barry O'Driscoll all turned in impressive performances, with O'Laoire hitting three fine points from play and the forward trio nabbing 0-16 between them.
The Rebels will meet old foes Kerry in the Munster final.
Cork: S Mellet; L Jennings, D Cahalane, A Cronin; P Daly, T Clancy (Clonakilty), J Wall; M Ó Laoire (0-3), A Walsh (capt); C Sheehan (0-4), M Collins (0-8, 0-5 frees), J O'Rourke; D Óg Hodnett, B O'Driscoll (0-4, one free), P Honohan (0-2). Subs: B Coughlan for O'Driscoll (55 mins), E Buckley for Hodnett and D Nation for Walsh (57 mins), T Clancy (Fermoy) for Wall and D O'Donovan for Cronin (59 mins).
Tipperary: J English; R Kiely, J Ryan, M Hanly; D Leahy (1-0), E Kenrick, J O'Callaghan; D Heffernan, P Acheson (0-1); B Hewitt, A Moloney, A Matassa; C Sweeney (0-1, free), D Butler, D McGrath (1-0). Subs: G Ryan for Kenrick (17 mins), M Dwyer for Hewitt (half-time), L Boland (0-1) for Butler (44 mins), T Hanley for Matassa (45 mins), G Quinn for M Hanly (55 mins).
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