Cork SFC: Seven unanswered points earns 14-man Castlehaven semi-final draw

Cork SFC: Seven unanswered points earns 14-man Castlehaven semi-final draw

By Denis Hurley

Castlehaven 0-15 - 0-15 Duhallow

Seven unanswered points saw 14-man Castlehaven earn a draw in the first Cork SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday afternoon.

With the sides having been level at 0-5 each at half-time, Duhallow pushed clear in the second half, with Eoghan McSweeney, Séamus Hickey, captain Donncha O’Connor and sub Michael Vaughan all on target.

They led by 0-13 to 0-7 when Castlehaven’s Chris Hayes was sent off and though Mark Collins converted a free just after that, McSweeney and Hickey extended the Duhallow lead.

Another Collins free closed the gap slightly before Damien Cahalane’s 45 – after Brian Hurley’s goal effort was blocked – and two more from Collins left three in it as five minutes of injury time were announced.

After Collins’s ninth, Brian Hurley made it a one-point game. O’Connor was unlucky not to point for Duhallow and, at the death, Haven sub James Davis got the leveller.

Scorers for Castlehaven: M Collins 0-9 (eight frees), B Hurley 0-2, S Dineen, Damien Cahalane (45), M Hurley, J Davis 0-1 each.

Scorers for Duhallow: E McSweeney, D O’Connor (two frees), S Hickey 0-3 each, M Vaughan, A O’Connor 0-2 each, P Walsh, L O’Neill 0-1 each.

CASTLEHAVEN: A Seymour; R Walsh, D Limrick, C O’Sullivan; C Hayes, Damien Cahalane, J Walsh; S Hurley, M Hurley, C Maguire; C O’Driscoll, B Hurley, R Whelton.

Subs: D McCarthy for Whelton (38), J Davis for Walsh (40), C Cahalane for Maguire (43), Darragh Cahalane for Dineen (45), C Nolan for S Hurley (50), S Nolan for O’Driscoll (56).

DUHALLOW: P Doyle (Knocknagree); J McLoughlin (Kanturk), K Crowley (Millstreet), B Daly (Newmarket); L O’Neill (Kanturk), K Buckley (Knocknagree), L McLoughlin (Kanturk); P Walsh (Kanturk), A Walsh (Kanturk); F O’Connor (Knocknagree), M Vaughan (Millstreet), E McSweeney (Knocknagree); J O’Connor (Boherbue), S Hickey (Rockchapel), D O’Connor (Ballydesmond).

Subs: K Cremin (Boherbue) for L McLoughlin (36), A O’Connor (Knocknagree) for J O’Connor (42), E O’Callaghan (Rockchapel) for Cremin, M Dilworth (Knocknagree) for F O’Connor (both 57), D Hickey (Cullen) for Crowley (59, black card).

Referee: D Murnane (Macroom).

More in this Section

Number of Graham Geraghty's stolen medals recovered Number of Graham Geraghty's stolen medals recovered

George and Leonard finally pair up as Clippers take down CelticsGeorge and Leonard finally pair up as Clippers take down Celtics

Former Scotland captain Tom Smith fighting colorectal cancerFormer Scotland captain Tom Smith fighting colorectal cancer

Football rumours from the mediaFootball rumours from the media


Lifestyle

It came as quite a surprise to learn that I had been writing my Weekend column in the Irish Examiner for 21 years — how the years have flown by and how the food scene has changed in Ireland over those two decades.A letter from Darina Allen, celebrating 21 years writing for The Irish Examiner

More From The Irish Examiner