Boston GAA report: Kerry fail to take chances in Pat O’Brien Cup against Cork


Kerry failed to take their chances in the Pat O’Brien Cup in Boston on Sunday afternoon, going down to rivals Cork by a scoreline of Cork 1-7 to Kerry 0-3.

Cork got off to a flying start with Mike Moynihan finding the Kerry next after 2 minutes. Kerry had at least three goal chances in the half, shooting straight at the Cork goalie.

This, coupled with 3 poor wides, left Kerry trailing at the half 1-6 to 0-1. Cork scores came from Mike Moynihan 1-2,  Johnny Crowley 0-2, Lar Barden 0-1, Colm Clafferty 0-1. Kerry’s only score came from David Clifford.

Kerry held Cork to only a single point in the second half but only scored 2 points themselves. Ian Whelan had 1 point and David Clifford had the other point while another goal bound shot from Chris O’Connor was saved at close range by the Cork goalie. 

A disappointing afternoon for Kerry who got a bye in the first round.
Teams & Scorers - Paudi Bailey, Mike Godley, James Dooley, Chris McGillicuddy, Dan McGillicuddy, Mike Moriarty, Gene Cummings, Ian Whelan Captain 0-1, Joe Kennedy, David Clifford 0-2, Padraig Doyle, Chris Connor, Francis Healey, Sub - Paddy Tanny.
St Pat’s man Paudi Bailey was the ref in the last game of the day between Shannon Blues and Galway. Galway came from behind with a late goal to defeat the Blues 2-2 0-7. St. Christophers had a good win over Donegal in the first game of the afternoon.

* Connie Kelly, Boston Kerry GAA