Neighbouring clubs Fr O'Neill's and Russell Rovers arrive to play All-Ireland finals in Croke Park on Saturday at the end of an idyllic period for this East Cork region. There is none of the rancour between these clubs so often associated with proximity.explores why so many houses have been flying two flags.
The West Cork group of death in the new-look Cork premier senior football championship and city clubs Glen Rovers, the Barr’s, and Na Piarsaigh being lumped in together in hurling’s top grade are the standout draws for next year’s revamped Cork county championship.
Mistakes by goalkeepers which lead to scores are always magnified, particularly those that involve short puckouts. It was a defensive mistake by Glen Rovers that handed the East Cork side the golden opportunity to goal for the second time just before the break.
1: In 2017, the first of Imokilly’s county championship-winning campaigns, Fergal Condon’s charges hit 14 goals in seven games. In 2018, they improved on this despite playing a game less, finding the opposition net 19 times. That’s an average of three goals per game.
Meet Brian Lawton, Imokilly’s Mr Consistency. It is a title, it should be noted, which Lawton shares with John Cronin of Lisgoold — they being the two players to start each and every one of Imokilly’s championship games over the past three years.
The incessant rain continued to make life difficult for both Imokilly and Sarsfields in the second Cork senior hurling championship quarter final at Páirc Uí Rinn tonight. However, it was three-in-a-row seeking Imokilly, and favourites for the title, who are through to meet St Finbarr’s in the last four.