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Dunne calls for support Cork City St Pats

Cork City’s Daryl Horgan battles St Pats’ Conan Byrne in Turner’s Cross last night. Picture: Jim Coughlan

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CORK CITY boss Tommy Dunne issued an ultimatum of sorts to home supporters to come out and support the team against Limerick on bank holiday Monday (3.30pm) City lost 2-0 to third placed St Pats as Anto Flood and John Russell hit goals either side of half-time and Liam Buckley’s side could also afford the luxury of an 84th minute missed Christy Fagan spot kick. “The fans feel it’s not good enough at the moment and they are


By NOEL SPILLANE dead right because as a club we want to be winning games. “It’s not right at the minute and it’s my job to get it right but all I will say to the fans is to come out and support your team. “You can vent you anger at me any time but all I ask is that you support your team and get behind us at home to Limerick,” he said after last night’s setback. “We are off the pace and off the targets we set for ourselves at the start of the season and basically we

don’t have enough points on the board. “There’s a fine line between getting to where our target was and where we are now but we do need to pick it up and fast. We need to get more points over the second series of matches and really push on,” he told reporters after a crowd of 2,118 witnessed a collapse against a St Pats club that are now unbeaten in their last six visits to Leeside. City have no fresh injury worries or suspensions for Monday afternoon’s Munster derby which has a 3.30pm start at Turner’s Cross. ● See more on P52-53.

O’Sullivan floors Jonkas in Dublin Unbeaten Cork boxer sees-off Lithuanian BOXING

By BERNARD O’NEILL UNBEATEN Cork middleweight Gary O’Sullivan improved his record to 16 wins following a third round stoppage of Tadas Jonkas in Dublin last night.


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O’Sullivan dropped the Lithuanian with a left to the body 2:17 into the third frame of the scheduled eight-rounder on the Stephen Ormond undercard at the Carlton Hotel. O’Sullivan is expecting an opponent to be announced for a WBO World title eliminator in London in June. British 2008 Olympian Billy Joe Saunders is being touted as a possibility. However, don’t rule out a WBO super-middle eliminator against a top American opponent to be named for the Loughmahon BC man this summer. ● Meanwhile, the Irish Elite team hammered their French counterparts 10-0 at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork last night. Both nations will meet against at Dublin’s National Stadium tomorrow. Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan, John Joe Nevin, Sean McComb, David Oliver Joyce, Adam Nolan, Jason Quigley, Joe Ward, Jimmy Gary Sweeney and Con Sheehan ‘Spike’ had their hands raised in O’Sullivan victory on Leeside last evening. “It was a comprehensive win for Ireland, said John Wiseman, secretary of the Cork County Board. “Michael Conlan and Jason Quigley produced two very polished performances against the French.”

Rebels eye U21 glory once again U21 FOOTBALL

By MARK WOODS CORK are aiming to win their 12th All-Ireland U21 football title, when they face Galway in the final at the Limerick Gaelic Grounds this evening at 7pm. They last captured the trophy in 2009 by defeating Down by a point with a dramatic late goal, having denied Laois by the same margin in 2007. Cork have been the most consistent team in Munster, winning eight of the last 10 titles. The side is captained by full-back Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven), who is one of three players to have lined-out earlier in the national league. The others are centre-back Tom Clancy (Clonakilty) and left half-forward John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers). Cork’s path to the final included wins over Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary in Munster and an All-Ireland semi-final victory over Cavan. Galway, who defeated Cork en route to the 2011 title, had wins over Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon in Connacht before overcoming favourites Kildare by five points in the All-Ireland semi-final. ● See P51 for more.