Monday, 30 September 2013

Clare Make No Mistake in Replay

All-Ireland SHC Final Replay:

Clare 5-16; Cork 3-16

Clare deservedly won the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay at Croke Park on Saturday evening last. Three goals by teenage corner forward, Shane O'Donnell, in the first half were decisive to the result. Poor defending by the Cork full-back line contributed in no small way to these goals. The Cork backs were much improved for most of the second-half and their team were in contention to steal a victory for a period. Clare upped the tempo for the final quarter and the Cork backs were again found wanting—taking the wrong options on a number of occasions. Clare were the better all-round team with skillful players in all positions. Cork had some fine individual displays but lacked the all-round skill and cohesion of Clare.

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