All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2B – Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 0-10 in Round 2B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Cork back on track with convincing win against Limerick

Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Goals in either half from Peter Kelleher and captain Paul Kerrigan eased Cork to victory over Limerick in this afternoon’s All-Ireland SFC round 2B qualifier at Semple Stadium, writes Jackie Cahill.

On his first full Championship start, Kelleher could have had a hat-trick but settled for just the one goal as the Leesiders bounced back from their shock Munster SFC semi-final loss to Tipperary to reignite their season. Kerrigan top-scored for Cork with a haul of 1-3, while Collins added five points from play as Peadar Healy’s charges romped to an eight-point win.

Cork were ten points up in stoppage time before Limerick contributed the final two points of the game but in truth, the Shannonsiders were outclassed. Better opposition could have troubled vulnerable Cork this afternoon but with Alan O’Connor tasting championship fare for the first time since the 2015 qualifier defeat to Kildare, the winners had a stranglehold around the middle third.

At opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of senior experience, O’Connor dovetailed well with Ian Maguire and the pair provided the platform for victory, with Kerrigan and Collins buzzing up front.

Cork were 1-6 to 0-4 clear at half-time, with Kelleher netting at the second attempt in the 14th minute. Cork could have had more first half goals but Colm O’Neill’s fifth-minute penalty was well saved by Donal O’Sullivan, Kelleher palmed an effort off the crossbar and Kerrigan blazed wide after cutting through.

Cork were 0-3 to 0-0 clear before Darragh Treacy opened Limerick’s account but John Brudair’s charges wouldn’t score again for 17 minutes and Cork took over to lead by 1-5 to 0-1. Despite having the breeze for the second half, Limerick were on the backfoot as Collins struck a deceptive effort off the crossbar before Kerrigan bagged a brace of points.

Kelleher forced another good save from O’Sullivan but Cork still led by eight points on a couple of occasions; with Limerick only getting as close as six in the second half. Kerrigan netted in stoppage time to add gloss to the final scoreline but vast improvement is needed ahead of next weekend’s latest assignment for Cork.

Scorers for Cork: P Kerrigan 1-3, M Collins 0-5, P Kelleher 1-0, C O’Neill (f), L Connolly (f), J O’Rourke & M Hurley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-4 (3f), D Treacy & I Corbett 0-2 each, S McSweeney (f) & S Buckley 0-1 each.

CORK: R Price; C O’Driscoll, E Cadogan, N Galvin; T Clancy, J Loughrey, B O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, I Maguire; P Kerrigan, M Collins, K O’Driscoll; C O’Neill, P Kelleher, L Connolly
Subs: S Powter for B O’Driscoll (h.t.), D Goulding for O’Neill (46), J O’Rourke for Connolly (49), R Deane for O’Connor (60), M Hurley for K O’Driscoll (65), P Kelly for Kelleher (68).

LIMERICK: D O’Sullivan; P Browne, S Cahill, J McCarthy; P Ranahan, S O’Dea, B Fanning; S Buckley, D Treacy; G Noonan, P Nash, T Childs; H Bourke, I Ryan, S McSweeney
Subs: I Corbett for Childs (27), E Hogan for McSweeney (47), P White for Ranahan (52), P Scanlan for Bourke (55), J Naughton for Nash (63), K Ryan for O’Dea (69).

Referee: N Mooney (Cavan)

Fixture Details

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 2B
Cork v Limerick
Saturday, July 9th
3pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 2
Cork v Wexford
Saturday, July 9th
5pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

Team News

Cork Senior Football Team

1. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
2. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
5. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)
6. James Loughrey (Mallow)
7. Brian O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Alan O Connor (St Colum’s)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)
10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
13. Colm O Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
16. Micheal Martin (Nemo Rangers)
17. Daniel Goulding (Eire Og)
18. John McLoughlin (Kanturk)
19. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
20. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
21. Niall Coakley (St Jude’s)
22. Paddy Kelly (Ballincollig)
23. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
24. Sean Powter (Douglas)
25. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
26. Tom Clancy (Clonakilty)

Limerick senior football management team of John Brudair, Declan Brouder and Mike Fahy has released their starting fifteen and match panel to face Cork this Saturday in their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier against Cork in Semple Stadium at 3pm

The Limerick starting fifteen is as follows: (1) Donal O Sullivan (Monaleen), (2) Johnny McCarthy (St.Kierans), (3) Paudie Browne (Fr. Caseys), (4) Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins), (5) Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), (6) Sean O Dea (Kilteely Dromkeen), (7) Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen), (8) Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), (9) Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest)(Captain), (10) Garrett Noonan (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (11) Peter Nash (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), (12) Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (13) Sean McSweeney (St Kieran’s), (14) Ian Ryan (St Senan’s) and (15) Hugh Bourke (Adare)
Match panel (16) Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffins), (17) Paul White (Rathkeale), (18) Tony McCarthy (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), (19) Seán Flanagan (Castlemahon), (20) Michael Donovan (Galbally), (21) Tommie Childs (Galtee Gaels), (22) Eoin Hogan (Na Piarsaigh), (23) Killian Ryan (Mungret St Pauls), (24) Padraig Scanlon (Glin), (25) Colm Moran (Monaleen) and (26) James Naughton (St Senans).

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They meet in the All-Ireland qualifiers for the first time since 2010 when Cork won a Round 4 clash by two points after extra-time, en route to winning the All-Ireland title. 2010 was the last year that Cork entered the qualifiers in Round 2, having been in all the Munster finals between 2011 and last year. Limerick are seeking their first championship win over Cork since 2003 when they won a Munster quarter-final tie by ten points in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

2013: Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8 (Munster quarter-final)
2010: Cork 0-16 Limerick 1-11 AET (Qualifier – Round 4)
2009: Cork 2-6 Limerick 0-11 (Munster final)
2008: Cork 2-9 Limerick 0-12 (Munster semi-final)
2007: Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-7 (Munster quarter-final)

Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Clare 0-16 Limerick 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Limerick 2-6 Antrim 0-9 (Qualifier Round 1)