IT’S going to be Cork v Kerry in next month’s Munster senior football final in Killarney on July 5th following their semi-final wins on Sunday.
Cork, as expected, were too strong for Clare as they won 1-20 to 1-8 in a semi-final at Pairc Ui Rinn, with Donncha O’Connor scoring 1-5 and Colm O’Neill adding 0-5 for the home side who led 0-10 to 0-4 at the break.
Cathal O’Connor pulled a goal back for injury-hit Clare in the second half but O’Connor’s penalty meant that Cork eased to a comfortable win.
Kerry, meanwhile, were too strong for Peter Creedon’s Tipperary in Thurles as they won 2-14 to 2-8 in the other semi-final.
Cork: K O’Halloran; J Loughrey, M Shields, S Cronin; C Dorman, Brian O’Driscoll (0-2), Barry O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, K O’Driscoll; C O’Driscoll, M Collins (0-2), P Kerrigan (0-2); C O’Neill (0-5, 4f), B Hurley (0-1), D O’Connor (1-5, 1-0 pen, 3f)
Subs used: P Kelly for Hurley (49), R Deane for A O’Connor (53), F Goold (0-1) for C O’Driscoll (53), T Clancy for Dorman (56), J Hayes (0-2, 1f) for D O’Connor (59), P Kelleher for O’Neill (67).
Clare: J Hayes; C Russell, K Harnett, S Hickey; D Ryan (0-1), G Kelly, M McMahon; G Brennan (0-2, 1f), C O’Connor (1-2, 1 45); K Sexton, J Malone (0-1), S Collins; E Cleary, R Donnelly, P Burke (0-1).
Subs: C Dunning for Donnelly (ht), C O’Dea for Cleary (53), D O’Halloran (0-1) for Burke (56).
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan).