Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Waterford 4-19

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Cork 0-20

 

Waterford’s Jamie Barron celebrates scoring his second and his team’s fourth goal of the game in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final win over Cork in Croke Park. Photo: Inpho.

All-Ireland SHC Semi-final: Waterford v Cork: Score by Score

1-10 mins. Patrick Horgan opens the scoring for Cork after an early foul on Shane Kingston. A minute later Pauric Mahony levels after Austin Gleeson’s blocked effort breaks to him. A Bill Cooper sideline cut breaks to Horgan and he sends over from play. O’Keeffe’s short puck out to Shane Fives is sent along the left wing to Jake Dillon who beats his man and sends the ball inside to Shane Bennett. The Ballysaggart man breaks forward along the end line before crossing to the unmarked Michael Walsh in front of the Cork goal and his low drive beats Anthony Nash in the Cork goal. Cork hit back with a Shane Kingston point in the 6th minute. A Waterford clearance by Conor Gleeson picks out Kevin Moran on the right wing, he makes ground and sends over his first point. From the puck out Patrick Horgan, playing more as a half forward, wins possession and sends over his third point. Darragh Fives clears his lines towards Michael Walsh who braks the ball to Moran and the Waterford captain set off towards goal before driving the ball just over Nash’s crossbar from the right for his second point.
11 -20 mins. – A Christopher Joyce clearance picks out Alan Cadogan on the right wing and he sends over a fine point. A six minute scoreless period follows in which both sides miss chances with Horgan sending wide from an easy free before making amends following a foul on Lehane in the 18th minute. Waterford hit back as Conor Gleeson sets up Kevin Moran for his third point. Austin Gleeson is narrowly wide. Nash’s puck out goes to Stephen Joyce who sends forward to Patrick Horgan and the Glen Rovers man continues to stretch the Waterford defence as he levels the tie again with his fifth point and third from play.
21-35 mins. – A foul on Luke Meade and Horgan shoots his side back into the lead. A great catch by Walsh who lays off to Pauric Mahony in support and he brings out the best in Anthony Nash who saves but the ball is called back for the foul on Walsh and Mahony compensates with the point. Shane Bennett sends Austin Gleeson away along the left wing and he is brought down by Damien Cahalane at the expense of a free which Mahony sends over and a crucial yellow card for the Cork fullback. Brick wins the ball from Colm Spillane and lays off to Jamie Barron who slots over a delightful point under pressure. Pauric Mahony is wide from a long range free and Patrick Horgan completes a strong, personal first half showing with a point from a free after Austin Gleeson was penalised for pick straight off the ground. Conor Lehane is wide under pressure and Shane Bennett is also wide as the game goes into one minute of added time that saw a fine effort by Kevin Moran referred to ‘Hawkeye’ without success. H.T. Waterford 1-7, Cork 0-9.

Second-Half
36-50 mins. Michael Cahalane replaces Luke Meade in the Cork attack. Shane Kingston is wide with an early effort before a foul on Seamus Harnedy in midfield is punished by Horgan with another point for the Glen man. Darragh Fives is in control at the back for Waterford as he clears and Jamie Barron breaks clear on the left wing to threaten the Cork goal but he is brought down and Mahony sends over his fourth point. Barry Coughlan is harshly adjudged to have fouled Michael Cahalane and Horgan is again on target from the free. Cork are gaining in confidence as they drive forward and Conor Lehane shoots his side into the lead with his side’s third point without reply in the 43rd minute. Moran breaks the Cork momentum as Jamie Barron picks out Kevin Moran and he sends over the equaliser once more. Austin Gleeson is wide with a great individual effort as Maurice Shanahan is sent on to replace Jake Dillon in the 45th minute. Patrick Horgan gets on to the delivery from Mark Ellis and sends over another point at his ease to edge his side back into the lead. Waterford’s response is instant as Darragh Fives moves forward from receiving O’Keeffe’s short puck out and sends over a massive point. It is all action now as Darragh Fitzgibbon sends Cork back into the lead from a sideline cut and immediately Pauric Mahony hits back to level the tie, from play, for the eighth time. From the Cork puck out Seamus Harnedy gets on the ball and sends over to put his side back into the lead.
51-60 – A crucial decision now as Damien Cahalane receives a second yellow card and consequently a red for a dangerous high tackle on Conor Gleeson as he breaks forward and Mahony sends over the free. Shane Fives breaks forward on winning the Cork puck out and he delivers to Austin Gleeson who sends over his first score of the game. Once again the sides are level in the 64th minute with Alan Cadogan getting room to send over his second point as Brian O’Halloran is sent on for Shane Bennett. Darragh Fitzgibbon leads a Cork attack but is fouled and Horgan sends over once again for his eleventh point. There appears to be no stopping Horgan as he pops up again in midfield to send over a great point and Cork, with fourteen players, are two points clear with twelve minutes remaining. Chris Joyce fumbles possession and loses the ball to Austin Gleeson in the right corner. He looks up and sends a perfect ball across the Cork goal to the incoming, unmarked Jamie Barron and he beats Anthony Nash on a one to one for his side’s second goal. His club mate Conor Gleeson follows up with a great point. Maurice Shanahan wins a clearance from the Waterford end following the Cork puck out, passes to Pauric Mahony who sends Austin Gleeson away on a run through the centre of the Cork defence and with all expecting the Mount Sion man to lay off to the unmarked ‘Brick’ Walsh to his right he takes out three Cork defenders with a sidestep and bats the ball to the net past the advancing Nash. As Tommy Ryan replaces Walsh, Philip Mahony is fouled inside his half and Pauric steps up to send over a great score.
61 – 70 + 4 A.T. – Conor Lehane cuts the deficit to five points but Darragh Fives is fouled making a great catch and the free out is broken down to Brian O’Halloran who sends over as Cork make two substitutions with Luke O’Farrell and Daniel Kearney are sent on for Cork in a last throw of the dice. O’Farrell marks his arrival with a point but Maurice Shanahan makes the catch from the puck out, beats Spillane and sends over a fine point. As Pauric Mahony sends over another great point a clash between Patrick Horgan and Conor Gleeson results in both players receiving straight red cards. With a minute remaining Conor Lehane is wide from a free with Colin Dunford in for. Austin Gleeson is wide following after Philip Mahony breaks up a Cork attack but makes no mistake seconds later when sending over from the left wing in midfield. The issue is well and truly decided with debutant Kieran Bennett breaking out of defence to supply substitute Colin Dunford who sends the supporting Jamie Barron clear to race through for his second goal and Waterford’s fourth. A late free to Cork was taken quickly by Conor Lehane but O’Keeffe was alert to make a fine save for a ‘65’ which was sent wide as the final whistle sounded.

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By Phil Fanning
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