New York GAA roundup: Senior Hurling Championship new kids on the block set down a marker


Kerry 1 Ger O’Sullivan 2 Darren Courtney 3 Kieran O’Connor 4 Kieran Scannell 5 Sean Kelly (0-01)6 Daniel O’Brian 7 John Curran 8 Mike Jim Fitzgerald (0-01) 9 Paddy Kelly 10 Keelan Hickey 11 Gary O’Driscoll (0-02)12 Naill Farrell 13 Dermie Foley (0-01)14 Robbie Moran (0-07)15 Mike Murphy

Man of the Match Robbie Moran (Kerry)

Senior football
Cork too strong for Champs
Leitrim 0-00 Cork 

Cork used a strong opening to the first half to pad the way for an important win against last year’s champions Leitrim. After they fell behind to an early Cian Maher point, the Rebels had 1-03 before the next Leitrim score with Jerald McCarthy getting their second point and also the goal from a penalty when Mickey Leneghan was fouled.  While Leitrim did have a Carew point from a fifty, Alan Raftery fired a point over before Darren Walsh had the second Cork major. He took the ball from a quick free when Rory Stafford was fouled then stormed forward using two teammates for foils before crashing the ball to the net. Leitrim did have two points before the break but it still left them in a six point hole. Leitrim climbed out by scoring seven of the first eight points of the second half with Rory Woods kicking five to make it level pegging with ten minutes left. It was all Cork in the that period however as they righted their ship with man of the match Jer McCarthy kicking three of their final five points to secure the victory

Leitrim 1 Pa Ryan 2 Mike Creegan 3 Kevin Meaney  4 Lonan McGuire  5 Aiden Power (0-01)  6 Mike McGowan 7 Peter Fahey  8 Adrian O’Connor 9 Cian Maher (0-01)10 John Goldrick  11 Eoghan Carew (0-02)12 Ray O’Connor (0-01) 13 Paul McComiskey  14 Rory Woods (0-07) 15 Dave Harvey Subs Brian O’Connor Pat Glynn

Cork  1 Darren O ‘Mahoney 2 Noel Galvin 3 Gary Hanley 4 Sean McNamee 5 Liam Jennings 6 Stephen Donaghue 7 Darren Walsh (1-01) 8 Alan Raftery (0-02)9 Rory Stafford 10 Mickey Lenaghan (0-02)11 Dan Doona (0-01) 12 Mark Brown 13 Jer McCarthy (1-04)14 Cathel Hatzer 15 Derek Courtney Subs Peter Hatzer Francie Cleary Chris Neville

Referee Lawrence McGrath

Man of the Match Jer McCarthy (Cork)