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