Ben O’Connor’s team delivered an accomplished performance, the only concern he will have is a hand injury picked up by Darragh Fitzgibbon before the interval that necessitated the Cork star being taken to hospital. The foul by Ronan Mills saw him receive a red card, leaving Mallow with 14 men for the second half.
Mallow needed a big improvement in the second half but with Cormac Murphy going off injured and also being a man down, they faced an uphill task.
They completely bossed upon the resumption, outscoring Mallow 2-4 to 0-2 during the third quarter. Andrew Cagney the main man, his double goal strikes putting the game beyond Mallow’s reach. The scoreboard read 3-12 to 0-8 mid way through the second half.