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Posts Tagged ‘ Paul Kerrigan ’

GAA: Mayo Battle Rebels As Kerry Face Tribesmen

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All Ireland Football Quarter Finals

Cork v Mayo

This will be by far the game of the weekend with Mayo having failed to win an All-Ireland in recent times and this Cork side are looking for some redemption to overcome their poor showing so far in this championship.  Getting badly beaten by Kerry in the Munster final and their near miss against Tipperary will give them all the motivation they need to spark an upturn in fortune. Cork may have made into the All-Ireland quarter final stage but they have been far from impressive so far in this year’s championship.  Mayo will certain fancy their chances against the rebels this weekend as they have been far more impressive as the championship has progressed.  Mayo have been doing what is required of them to get to this stage of the championship and have shown some weaknesses in their play particularly in defence and midfield as they haven’t been as prominent as last year. Cork will need to use Paul Kerrigan’s influence once again to link up play between defence and attack and this could result in some problems for the Connacht champions.

Cork have been poor so far in this championship and this is the game that they will judge their championship on. Mayo will likely need to improve around midfield and more so around defence. Cork’s poor showing in the championship and Mayo’s need to perform to the same heights as last year makes this game a hard one to call. Continue reading

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GAA: Rampant Cork Hammer Kerry While Dublin Hold Off Tyrone

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Kerry 1-11 Cork 2-18

This game was really a benchmark for their likely encounter in the Munster championship in the coming weeks ahead with a strong second half performance ensuring that their was no doubt who was the better side on the day.

Kerry and Cork both started well and exchanged early scores at a time when it seemed the rebels would get on top. Cork seemed slightly better at half time edging in front, both sides registered goals, with Paul Geaney finding the net for Kerry before Paul Kerrigan restored the lead for Cork, who led by a point at half time.

Cork seemed to raise their game in the second half and when Kerrigan found space, he setup Colm O’Neill who slammed the ball home to give Cork a nine point lead. Cork continued to push on and ran out deserving winners on a score of 2-18 to 1-11. Continue reading

Kerry And Derry Win As Westmeath And Kildare Are Relegated

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Westmeath 0-13 Kerry 2-15

Westmeath continued where they left off and fell to yet another defeat. This defeat at the hands of Kerry sees the Leinster side relegated and they can now start focusing on the championship, leaving their ill fated league campaign behind them in the process. Continue reading

Race For Sam Maguire Heats Up As Qualifiers Enter Final Stage

samGalway v Cork

Galway will be hoping to improve on their victory over Armagh, with inspiration to come from players like Armstrong, Sice and Meehan. The tribesmen will face an uphill challenge and must improve on their last performance to come out on top in this round 4 qualifier. Cork will be hoping to erase the memory of their Munster final defeat to Kerry. Cork need players like Paul Kerrigan and other players to step up in this game to ensure that they progress. Cork have much more strength in-depth than Galway. The tribesmen have bounced back nicely and seem to be improving after a few of years of silence in the west however it may not be enough.

Verdict: Cork  Continue reading

All Ireland SFC: Kerry Claim 75th Munster Title

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Kerry 1-16 Cork 0-17

Kerry started this game at a fierce pace and went in to an early lead midway through the half, looked likely to run away with it. Colm Cooper’s goal was the key moment of Kerry’s dominance in the first half. They led by seven points at half time and it looked like game over. They continued where they left off in the second half to extend their lead to nine points. Cork made changes with the inclusion of Pearse O’Neill and Ciaran Sheehan which helped them start their comeback. Cork gradually reduced the gap and started playing a lot of high balls into their forwards which resulted in scores for the Rebels. They had the momentum but time was against them in Killarney and Kerry held on for victory and a place in the All-Ireland Quarter final awaits them. Cork shouldn’t be overly disappointed with the influence of their subs O’Neill and Sheehan, but the Rebels will be expecting more from their other forwards like Paul Kerrigan who never really got into the game. Continue reading

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