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McGrath Cup round-up: Kerry and Cork into final

Updated: Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 17:03 | Comments

Kerry's Anthony Maher catches a high ball while under pressure from Brendan O'Sullivan of CIT
Kerry's Anthony Maher catches a high ball while under pressure from Brendan O'Sullivan of CIT

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Kerry and Cork will meet in the McGrath Cup Senior Football final in Munster next Sunday, after disposing of college opposition this afternoon.

Goals were key as Kerry claimed a 2-12 to 0-13 win over Cork IT at the John Mitchels GAA Club.

For the second week in a row Eamon Fitzmaurice's charges accounted for college opposition at the Tralee venue.

Kerry led by 1-07 to 0-06 at half-time, with Stephen O'Brien netting their goal.

CIT worked hard on the restart, but a second goal for the hosts helped secure victory with Barry John Keane netting for Kerry in the closing 35 minutes.

Brian Cuthbert's Cork had 24-points to spare over LIT last weekend, and again registered a facile win over college opposition, when accounting for UL by 6-16 to 0-07 in Mallow this afternoon.

The Rebels held a 3-08 to 0-05 interval lead, with Colm O'Driscoll, Míchéal Ó Laoire and Donncha O'Connor finding the back of the UL net during the opening half.

Cork failed to yield in the second half, with goals from Daniel Goulding and Barry O'Driscoll inside 13 minutes of the restart.

The Rebels continued to prove goal hungry with Goulding bagging his second goal 14 minutes from time, to comfortably book a final berth.

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