Monday 20 August 2007

Rebel yell!

Could it be? Could Sam really be returning to Leeside after almost 20 years? Based on the performance by the Cork footballers in Croke Park yesterday it's a distinct possibility.

Cork hurlers were the ones making all the headlines early this summer but now it's the footballers who have booked their place in the All-Ireland final for the first time since 1999. The other semi-final will be played next weekend but whatever the outcome it promises to be a great final on the third Sunday in September.

Meath entered the game as strong favourites and many - this blogger included - had written off Cork's chances following the loss of star forward James Masters to a broken jaw. How glad I am to say I was wrong!

Special credit has to go to Cork's dynamic duo in the corner forward position, as Donnacha O'Connor and Daniel Goulding contributed five and three points respectively and lead a an all round display of attacking football which will worry Kerry and Dublin.
Meath were poor on the day but Cork were magnificent and certainly quietened critics following lacklustre performances against Louth and Sligo. Only one more hurdle and Sam can come home!

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