This was no ordinary Kerry team either, with Cooper, Declan O’Sullivan, O’Donoghue, and Galvin being their scorers in chief. This was a serious Cork team though.
Cork 1-12 Kerry 0-9
IN this year Cork enjoyed a Munster semi-final replay win over their dear rivals after a low scoring 0-8 to 0-8 draw in Killarney.
FACHTNA COLLINS and Fionán Murray scored the goals on a dreary day, when Cork emerged easy six- point victors over Kerry.
This was arguably a better Cork team than the side that had won the All-Ireland five years earlier, but they ended up without winning an All-Ireland themselves, with Mark O’Connor’s famous slip allowing Dublin’s Jason Sherlock in for a crucial goal in that year’s All-Ireland semi-final.
Ultimately the great Down team of that era proved too much for Cork in that year’s semi, in front of a half built Cusack Stand.
“Lock the f****** gates and make them watch...”