Cork win Munster Football Final

Graham Canty with the Munster Football Final Trophy,in the background is Minister Michael Martin also in attendance Minister Batt O ‘Keefe.Martin O ‘Donoghue represented the Kerry contingent .

Moment of the Day 1.

Cork 1-16 Kerry 1-11

Seeing Kerry been beaten by Cork was a joy to behold, it is good for the game rather than seeing the same teams dominate all the time. The first half well was one sided Kerry 1-8 to Cork’s 0-3 that it was case of how much Kerry would win by .Worse was to follow in the second half as Cork had Nicholas Murphy sent off, curtains it seemed but it led to an inspired rebel (blood and bandages known to their cohorts) comeback. An inspired substitution by the Cork Manager Conor Counihan of Michael Cussen ,Kerry could not cope at all with this  6′ 6″ giant and he duly obliged and scored a delightful Cork Goal to leave Cork trailing by 2 points. Kerry’s Marc O Se saw red as did his brother Darragh later in the game .Cork ran riot in the second half and ended up deserving winners. Bad news for Cork though is that Graham Canty has a serious knee injury that may rule him out of the Championship .It was delight to see that famous Cork Supporter Cyril “The Sombrero ” Harrington make his way on the winning podium and grab the mike to give a rousing rendition of the “The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee ” the sad part was that there were only 22,000 supporters at this Munster Final,down 50% . Where are all those sell out day’s gone it is a major problem that needs to be addressed at GAA headquarters…..Is it too expensive a family day out?,over saturation ,TV Coverage ,the format of lopsided Provincial Championship’s or an Open Draw  and now we are in a recession .!

For the Limerick Football supporters they are left to ponder what could have been after their narrow defeat to Cork in the semi final.

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