The 2005 finalists Cork are through to this years FAI
Cup quarter'-finals after this win over Kilkenny at a
very wet Turners Cross.
They set up the win with three goals in a six minute
first half spell. Defender Brian O'Callaghan tapped
home the first with striker Leon McSweeney tucking
home the second goal before Republic of Ireland
international Colin Healy slotted home the third after
Kilkenny pulled a goal back on 32 minutes when John Mc
Nicholas scored but Ford man of the match John O'Flynn
hit two late goals to seal the Cork win.
Cork continued with Mark McNulty in goal after he
deputised for the suspended Michael Devine in last
weeks defeat at Bohemians. Cork also had Brian O'Callaghan
and Liam Kearney in the starting eleven with both Sean
Kelly and Joe Gamble on the substitutes bench.
Cork who were losing finalists in the FAI Cup in 2005
went in front after fifteen minutes. A free-kick from
Gareth Farrelly found the head of captain Dan Murray
at the far post and his header across goal was touched
home by fellow centre back Brian O'Callaghan.
The homeside scored a second goal after 19 minutes
when a shot from John O'Flynn was spilled by Kilkenny
goalkeeper Jim McDonnell and Leon McSweeney followed
up and tucked the ball home from six yards out.
Damien Richardson's side then scored a third goal in six
minutes. O'Flynn was again involved, this time having a
shot saved by goalkeeper McDonnell only for
Republic of Ireland midfielder Colin Healy to belt
home the loose ball which had Cork cruising 3-0 in
front after 21 minutes.
With heavy rain falling on a night when Cork
attracted just over 1600 fans, Tommy Gaynor's Kilkenny
pulled a goal back just after half an hour. Goalscorer
O'Callaghan lost possession and midfielder John
McNicholas shot past McNulty leaving it 3-1 at the
After setting up two goals John O'Flynn scored the
goal of the night on 73 minutes shooting to the roof
of the Kilkenny net before the Ford man of the Match
scored his second and Cork's fifth on 80 minutes when
he found the net after being set up by fellow striker
Substitutes; Softic for Woods 80 mins,Murphy for Healy
83 and Cillian Lordan for Kearney 86
KILKENNY: McDonnell;Bargary,Loughnane,A Ryan,Tyrell,
Subs; Mulligan for Bargary 86
Referee: Pat Whelan (Dublin)