All-Ireland SFC Final Countdown – 2009 Kerry v Cork

Kerry v Cork - GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

Today we take a look back at the All-Ireland Final from 5 years ago – 2009 when Kerry beat Cork by 0-16 to 1-09.

Kerry won this unique final, the first All-Munster football decider, by four points against their old rivals Cork.

Most of the scoring was done in the opening half, with Kerry leading 0-11 to 1-06 at half-time.

Kerry survived an early Cork rally which saw them 1-03 to 0-01 behind, with the goal coming from Colm O’Neill, but from there in to half-time it was all about the Kingdom.

Cork struggled in the second half and failed to score in the opening quarter of an hour after the restart.

The Rebels then did have a mini-revival but it wasn’t to be as fine displays and excellent kicking from Colm Colm Cooper (6pts), Tommy Walsh (4pts), throughout the game proved too much for Cork and Tadhg Kennelly managed to fulfil his All-Ireland dream after returning home from Australia,  tagging on two points during their 36th All-Ireland Senior Football Final win.