Amid dramatic scenes in the semi final of the GAA Football Championship at Croke Park today, Cork converted an emphatic defeat into a draw in the final moments with goals from James Masters and John Hayes.
The final score was Cork 3-7 to Kerry’s 1-13 , however after 30 minutes of the second half Cork were 7 points in arrears.
The Kerry management however counted their chickens and withdrew Declan O’Sullivan, a man-of-the-match contender, with a few minutes remaining and the complexion of the game changed dramatically.
Twin goals from Cork
Cork’s footballers’ rarely seen never-give-up attitude saw them get back to 6 points when James Masters connected withy his fist to a dropping ball in front of goal and directed it between the goal keeper’s legs to bring the gap between the teams to just one goal.
A couple of minutes later, Cork were awarded a penalty which John Hayes confidently directed past the goal keeper to set up a dramatic finale in which Kerry fluffed their final chance of victory by hitting the upright.
The replay will take place on Sunday next at 2pm with the venue again being Croke Park. This will be a double header with the Tyrone-Wexford game following it at 4pm.