By Frank Brady
At the end of a low-scoring first half, Cork led by 5 points to 2 at Gaelic Park with Conor Doherty, Declan Reilly, Benny Reilly, and Ger McCullough being the Rebels scorers while Brian Kelly and Tony Gannon were on target for the Yeats County. However Cork's superior weaponry was more than enough to stall Sligo's spirited attempts in the second half as Declan Reilly, Ronan Caffrey and Benny Reilly goaled to put the game well beyond Sligo's reach.
Cork: Gary Lowney, Dennis McCarthy, Cieran Kiely, John Fitzpatrick, Brian Argue, Alan Raftery, Donor Doherty (0-2), Sean Lordan, Shane Mannion, Jason Kelly, Ger McCullough (0-2), Francie Cleary, Benny Reilly (1-4), Declan Reilly (1-2), Ronan Caffrey (1-1)
Subs: Gavin McIntyre (0-2), Rory Stafford, Tadgh Foley, Derek Courtney
Sligo: Paul Burns, Pat Brennan, Lee Dunning, Emmet Marron, Sean Burns, Owen McHugh (0-1), Roy Henley, Cathal Burns, Brian Kelly (0-3), Terry Woods, Kevin Hegarty, Conor Brady (0-2), Peter Brennan, Tom Gannon (0-2), Martin Cocoman
Subs: Paul Dillon (0-1), Peter Kelly, Paul Doherty
Man of the Match: Benny Reilly
Referee: Alan Hearty
For the rest of last Sunday’s games at Gaelic Park go to Frank Brady’s report in the print edition or the subscription-only online edition.