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Date Time Competition Season
5 February 2024 3:00 pm NFL Division 1 2024

Match Report

Kerry Prevail In One Sided League Encounter With Cork

Hannah O’ Donoghue struck for 1-3 as Kerry defeated Cork by thirteen points at Austin Stack Park in the third round of the Lidl National Football League Division 1.

O’Donoghue was on fire for the Kingdom in a forward line where Danielle O’Leary came on in the 23rd minute and struck for a haul of 1-2.

A slow start to the game saw the sides level at 0-2 apiece after 10 minutes thanks to two Katie Quirke frees for Cork and a Niamh Carmody placed ball for Kerry, followed by a lovely score from O’Donoghue.

Laura O’Mahony put Cork into a 0-3 to 0-2 lead in the 14th minutes but it was to prove to be the Rebels last score of the half as Kerry, playing with a very strong wind, fired off the next five scores in a row.

Carmody dusted herself down to kick a free from the edge of the D following a 60-metre run at the heart of the Cork defence to level matters and as the home side put a squeeze on the Cork kick out, Emma Dineen punished the visitors with a lovely score.

Kerry turned over once again from Sarah Murphy’s kickout and Carmody popped over the free once more after Aishling O’Connell was fouled to push Kerry 0-5 to 0-3 ahead.

Cork were under all kinds of pressure as they tried to get the ball into scoring positions and in the 24th minute Amy Harrington fed Niamh Ní Chonchúir to push Kerry three points to the good.

The final point of the half fell to O’Donoghue and Kerry took a 0-7 to 0-3 lead in at the half time break despite shooting six wides. But Cork wouldn’t have been too disappointed as they had the advantage of the strong wind for the second half.

Dineen and Quirke traded scores at the start of the second half but substitute O’Leary pushed Kerry five ahead once again in the 35th minute after a flowing move involving Cait Lynch and Lorraine Scanlon.

Scanlon got in on the act with a trademark around the corner score to push Kerry 0-10 to 0-5 ahead in the 43rd minute. Cork then had a massive body blow when Shauna Cronin received a yellow card, and 10 minutes in the bin, after 47 minutes.

Kerry powered on from there for their third victory of the campaign with O’Donoghue striking for opening goal in the 55th minute and O’Leary wrapped it up at the death with a low finish to the corner.

Report by Dan Kearney

Kerry

1Mary Ellen Bolger Goalkeeper
2Eilís Lynch Defender
3Deirdre Kearney 28 Defender
4Ciara O’Brien Defender
5Aishling O’Connell 27 Defender
6Cáit Lynch Defender
7Ciara McCarthy 22 Defender
8Amy Harrington 29 Forward
9Mary O’Connell 17 Midfielder
10Niamh Carmody 26 Forward
11Niamh Ni Chonchuir 25 Forward
12Anna Galvin 19 Forward
13Katie Brosnan 21 Forward
14Emma Dineen 20 Forward
15Hannah O’Donoghue Forward
16Ciara Butler Goalkeeper
17Lorraine Scanlon 9 Midfielder
18Aoife Dillane Defender
19Eilís O’Connor 12 Defender
20Jaydn Lucey 14 Forward
21Danielle O’Leary 13 Forward
22Ciara Murphy 7 Defender
23Siobhan Burns
24Keri-Ann Hanrahan Forward
25Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh 11 Forward
26Jess Gill 10
27Brid O’Connor 5
28Fay O’Donoghue 3
29Roisin Smith 8
30Erica McGlynn Forward

Cork

1Sarah Murphy Goalkeeper
2Melissa Duggan Defender
3Libby Coppinger Defender
4Dara Kiniry Defender
5Amy McDonagh 10 Defender
6Maire O’Callaghan Defender
7Daire Kiely 17 Defender
18Sarah Leahy Midfielder
9Shauna Cronin Midfielder
28Laura O’Mahony 30 Defender
11Katie Quirke Forward
12Sadbh O’Leary 13 Forward
20Kate Redmond Forward
14Hannah Looney 26 Forward
15Emma Cleary 21 Forward
16Deirbhle Creed Goalkeeper
8Aoife Healy Midfielder
10Ellie Jack 5 Forward
13Lydia McDonagh 12 Forward
17Emma Hurley 7
19Katie O’Driscoll
21Rosie Corkery 15
22Aimee Corcoran
23Leah Hallihan
24Kaitlin Smith
25Molly Burke
26Abbie O’Mahony 14
27Ellen Twomey
29Aine Hallahan
30Anna Ryan 28

Past Meetings

(Final)
5-14 2-17
Munster Senior Championship
Mallow GAA

(Round 2)
2-14 2-14
Munster Senior Championship
Pairc Ui Chaoimh

(Round 6)
1-17 2-6
NFL Division 1

(Final)
2-11 1-9
Munster Senior Championship
Fitzgerald Stadium

Ground

Austin Stack Park
John Joe Sheehy Rd, Boherbee, Tralee, Co. Kerry

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