McGrath Cup win for Cork

Cork, despite the terrible conditions, came good in the second-half to run out convincing winners with some impressive performances from the subs.

Mark Cronin and Conor Corbett’s goals propelled Cork to a 2-14 to 0-8 win over Clare on a rainy Wednesday night in Clarecastle. During their opening game in the McGrath Cup, manager John Cleary used 26 players, providing essential game time for the team in the pre-season tournament.

The next fixture for Cork is scheduled for January 14, where they will host Waterford.


Teams and scorers from the game

Scorers for Cork: M Cronin (1-3, 0-2 frees); C Corbett (1-2); D Cashman, C Óg Jones, C O’Callaghan (0-2 each); M Taylor, B Murphy (0-1 free), P Walsh (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: C Downes (0-5, 0-4 frees); K Malone, D Walsh, D O’Donnell (0-1 free).

CORK: P Doyle; M Taylor, M Shanley, K Flahive; D Cashman, T Walsh, B O’Driscoll; C O’Callaghan, P Walsh; E McSweeney, F Herlihy, J O’Rourke; D Buckley, C Corbett, B Murphy.

Subs: C Óg Jones for Herlihy, R Deane for O’Rourke (both HT); I Maguire for McSweeney (43); M Cronin for Murphy (54); L Fahy for Cashman (55); S Meehan for Flahive (62); D Gore for Buckley (66); N Lordan for P Walsh, J McCarthy for T Walsh (both 68).

CLARE: S Ryan; M Doherty, R Lannigan, M Garry; J Guyler, A Sweeney, D Walsh; G Murray, B MacNamara; D Coughlan, D O’Brien, C Downes; D O’Donnell, A Griffin, S Griffin.

Subs: K Malone for Coughlan (45-49, temporary); K Malone for O’Donnell (50); T McDonald for O’Brien (55); C McMahon for Coughlan (60).

Referee: D O’Callaghan (Limerick).