Allianz Leagues: Cork v Kildare Tonight! 2013-02-09 08:00:00

Cork go in search of their first Allianz League points tonight with a home tie against Kildare, who defeated All-Ireland Champions Donegal in Round 1. A mouth-watering encounter is in store, and for just €13, where could you get better entertainment??? And remember, U16s are FREE for all Cork's home League games.

Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 2

Cork v Kildare

Date: Saturday, February 9th

Time: 7pm

Venue: Páirc Uí Rinn

Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare) 

Admission: Adults €13, €5 concessions, U16s FREE

Click here for Páirc Uí Rinn information.

U11 players from Carrigtwohill and Maynooth will provide the half-time entertainment tonight, playing a series of mini-games.

The Cork team will once again wear the Mercy Foundation Testicular Cancer Appeal jerseys, as they team up with the Foundation to raise awareness of testicular cancer. 

The game will be live on C103, Setanta Ireland and Radio na Gaeltachta, but nothing beats being there!! 

The Cork team for tonight's game has been named as follows:

1. Ken O Halloran
Bishopstown

2. Eoin Cadogan 3. Michael Shields 4. Jamie O'Sullivan
Douglas St. Finbarr's Bishopstown

5. Paudie Kissane 6. Graham Canty 7. Damien Cahalane
Clyda Rovers Bantry Blues Castlehaven

8. Alan O'Connor 9. Aidan Walsh
St. Colum's Kanturk

10. Fintan Goold 11. Pearse O'Neill 12. Ciarán Sheehan
Macroom Aghada Eire Og

13. Colm O'Neill 14. Donncha O'Connor 15. Paul Kerrigan
Ballyclough Ballydesmond Nemo Rangers

Subs
16. David Lordan Ballincollig
17. John McLoughlin Kanturk
18. Eoin O'Mahony Macroom
19. Noel O'Leary Cill na Martra
20. Tom Clancy Clonakilty
21. Denis O'Sullivan Ballinascarthy
22. Tomás Clancy Fermoy
23. Andrew O'Sullivan Castletownbere
24. John O'Rourke Carbery Rangers
25. Barry O'Driscoll Nemo Rangers
26. Mark Collins Castlehaven 

The Kildare team for the game:
1. Shane Connolly
2. Ollie Lyons
3. Michael Foley
4. Hugh McGrillen
5. Emmet Bolton
6. Mikey Conway
7. Peter Kelly
8. Gary White
9. Padraig O'Neill
10. Brian Flanagan
11. Cathal McNally
12. Daniel Flynn
13. Seán Johnston
14. Tomás O'Connor
15. John Doyle
 
Subs 
16. Mark Donnellan
17. Eoghan O'Flaherty
18. Niall Kelly
19. Paddy Brophy
20. Eoin Doyle
21. Jonathan Byrne
22. Morgan O'Flaherty
23. Hugh Lynch
24. Ronan Sweeney
25. Robert Kelly
26. Alan Smith
27. James Eaton
28. Fergal Conway
29. Fionn Dowling
 

Division 1 Round 1 Results

Dublin 1-18 Cork 2-9

Kildare 2-14 Donegal 1-13 

League Table

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Points

Dublin

1

1

0

0

21

15

2

Mayo

1

1

0

0

15

9

2

Kildare

1

1

0

0

20

16

2

Tyrone

1

1

0

0

14

11

2

Down

1

0

0

1

11

14

0

Donegal

1

0

0

1

16

20

0

Cork

1

0

0

1

15

21

0

Kerry

1

0

0

1

9

15

0

 



Cork

Kildare

Manager

Conor Counihan

Kieran McGeeney

2012 Finishing Position

Champions

Division II Winners

Record

8-time champions, 3-in-a-row 2010, 2011 & 2012

Have never won Division 1

2012 Championship Performance

Defeated by Donegal in All-Ireland Semi-Final

Defeated by Cork in All-Ireland Quarter-Final, 2-19 to 0-12


All-Ireland Football Championship 2012: Cork 2-19 Kildare 0-12

Report via http://www.irishtimes.com

THIS WAS like one of those old-time Soviet shows of strength in Red Square. If Cork came to Croke Park with questions of rust trailing them, they gave an answer that was pure polished steel.

They got Kildare in a clench and didn't let them go until every breath of air was gone. This was one of those beatings where the only boundary is the clock - Cork would have happily carried on tipping points over the bar until long after dusk had had its way.

As it was, Kildare fell to their worst hiding in a quarter of a century. They were routed in every sector and had both starting midfielders withdrawn 10 minutes into the second half. That they had a couple of crucial refereeing decisions go against them in the first half was neither here nor there by the end - to even bring it up would be like complaining about the level of staff politeness on a plane that was headed nose-down for the ocean. Cork were in no mood to leave anything to the vagaries of a whistler's humour.

"A bad day at the office," said Kieran McGeeney afterwards. "We've been knocking on the door before. In most cases we should have won those games but today we were beaten by a stronger team. We had our chances and we forced our way back in the first-half, missed a few crucial scores too. We paid dearly for it, very bad mistakes in defence.

"In the second half we started very well, couldn't get the ball over the bar. Cork just went up, put two or three on and next thing it's a six or seven point game. Then it's just one way traffic. It's tough, but you have to give credit to Cork, they're strong in every section of the pitch. They punish you for every weakness."

That they do. Kildare arguably had the better of the opening spell and it took two exceptional frees from Colm O'Neill and Aidan Walsh to keep Cork level at 0-3 apiece after 14 minutes. Johnny Doyle was energetic and probing through this period and Cork were having all kinds of trouble securing their own kick-out.

But against Cork, your day can get ugly in a hurry. A harsh pick-up call on Eoghan O'Flaherty handed them a free on the Kildare 45, a quick transfer to Paul Kerrigan opened a lane to goal for him to sprint into. His shot drew a strong-handed save from Shane Connolly in the Kildare goal but the rebound caught Eoin Doyle's knee and trickled into the net.

Soon after, a line ball shout that could have gone Kildare's way went against them and in a trice their full-back line was in retreat again. Colm O'Neill played a one-two with O'Connor before palming to the net and when you added in a couple of placed-ball scores from O'Connor, Kildare had gone eight points down in the space of just four minutes.

They hunkered down and owned the rest of the half. Daryl Flynn came on for Rob Kelly in midfield and both he and Doyle started controlling matters around the centre. Alan Smith landed two picture-perfect scores and when Hugh McGrillen hot-stepped forward just short of half-time to pop Kildare's fifth point on the spin, the scoreboard read 2-5 to 0-8 and it looked like we had a game.

Cork made short work of disabusing us of that notion, though. For Kildare to have had any hope, they needed the opening scores of the second half. Instead Cork scored 10 points in a row. Daniel Goulding and Pearse O'Neill came off the bench and filled their boots. Walsh started treating the game as his own play thing, twice cantering through for points he might have made goals of.

Kildare were swished away like summer night midges.

By the time the unfortunate Eoin Doyle walked for a second yellow on 53 minutes, the margin was eight points.

They got their hides tanned for them and just had no answer to the raw power of an awesome Cork machine.

CORK: 1 A Quirke; 2 R Carey, 3 M Shields, 4 E Cadogan; 5 P Kissane (0-2), 6 G Canty, 7 N O'Leary; 8 A O'Connor, 9 A Walsh (0-3, 1f); 10 F Goold (0-1), 11 C Sheehan, 12 P Kerrigan (0-2); 13 C O'Neill (1-3, 0-2f), 14 D O'Connor (0-4, 2 45s, 1f), 15 N Murphy. Subs: 20 P Kelly for Sheehan (30 mins), 22 P O'Neill (0-2) for A O'Connor (39 mins), 17 D Goulding (0-2) for Murphy (41 mins), 26 J O'Sullivan for Carey (46 mins), 23 D O'Sullivan for Canty (62 mins). 

KILDARE: 1 S Connolly; 2 O Lyons, 3 P Kelly, 4 H McGrillen (0-1); 5 E Bolton, 6 M O'Flaherty, 7 E Doyle (own goal); 8 M Foley, 9 R Kelly (0-1); 10 E O'Flaherty (0-1, 1f), 11 M Conway (0-1, 1f), 12 A Smith (0-4, 1f); 13 J Doyle (0-3, 1f), 14 T O'Connor, 15 J Kavanagh. Subs: 26 D Flynn for R Kelly (20 mins), 19 P O'Neill for Foley (46 mins), 25 F Dowling for Conway (46 mins), 21 S Johnston for E O'Flaherty (50 mins), 24 D Earley (0-1) for O'Connor (56 mins). 

Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan). 

 




 







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