JONES SALVAGES ERNE DRAW

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FERMANAGH 0-8 CORK 1-5

Conall Jones scored a dramatic point to seal a draw for Fermanagh in a game where they perhaps should have got full points against Cork. Jone’s took an offensive mark and dropped the ball over the bar after Cork had looked on course for a win as  Matty Taylor fired home a goal.

Fermanagh had been wasteful over the course of the tie, the bulk of the eight second half wides coming in the final ten minutes after Taylor slammed home a goal albeit against the run of play. The draw was the least Rory Gallagher’s side deserved.

Cork bossed the early exchanges and points from Luke Connolly, Damian Gore, Eoghan McSweeey and James Loughrey eased the Rebels ahead by three at the break. Fermanagh responded in the third quarter bagging 0-5 Aidan Breen, Declan McCusker, Ciaran Corrigan, Danny Teague and Sean Quigley with the home scores.

The visitors looked to be in serious trouble when Deane picked up a second yellow as Fermanagh led, the goal from Cork after good work from Ian Maguire edged Cork ahead only for Jone’s to salvage the draw.

Fermanagh: T Treacy; J Cassidy, C Cullen, L Cullen; U Kelm, J McMahon, K Connor; E Donnelly, R Jones; A Breen  D McCusker ,C Corrigan ; D Teague  C Jones  K McDonnell.

Subs: S Quigley for K McDonnell (26), R Lyons for Kane Connor (h-time), G Jones for D Teague (54), S McGullion for D McCusker,

Cork: M White; K O’Donovan, K Flahive, C Dennehy; J Loughrey  S Cronin, M Taylor  I Maguire, R O’Toole; T Clancy, E McSweeney R Deane; D Gore  B Hurley, L Connolly

Subs: C O’Hanlon for R O’Toole, M for B Hurley (52) J O’Rourke for D Gore (56), L O’Donovan for James Loughrey (57),S White for E McSweeney (65),