A performance rich in character, highlighted by a quality goal from centre-forward David Lavin, swept Mallow to a memorable victory and a quarter-final meeting with Aghada.
: Mallow: R. Sheehan 1-2 (0-1 from free); D. Lavin 1-1; C. O'Riordan 0-3 (0-1 from free); A. Ahern 0-2; J. O'Sullivan 0-1. Castlehaven: C. Crowley 1-1; P. Hurley 0-5 (0-4 from frees); I. Cahalane, D. Burns, B. Collins and D. Hurley 0-1 each.
In the first game at Macroom, Bishopstown ended the fairytale for Ilen Rovers when James O'Shea's last gasp point earned the cityside a slender 0-11 to 0-10 victory and they now face O'Donovan Rossa in the quarter-finals.
: Bishopstown. J. Ferriter 0-4 (0-2 from frees); J. Murphy 0-3; J. O'Shea 0-2; B. Cuthbert and J. Honohan 0-1 each. Ilen Rovers: K. O'Sullivan 0-5 (0-3 from frees; 0-1 from 45); K. Daly 0-2; E. Sheehy, P. Connolly and D. Whooley 0-1 each.
On a miserable weekend for West Cork teams, their divisional representatives Carbery kept the flag flying with a narrow 0-13 to 1-9 win over CIT at Kilmurry last evening.
: Carbery: K. McMahon 0-3; M. Moore 0-2; S. Hayes, J. Hayes, F. Arundel, M. Cronin, E. Sexton, S. Levis, B. O'Brien and T. Deasy 0-1 each. CIT: B. Sheehan 0-6 (0-4 frees; 0-1 45); V. Hurley 1-2; J. White 0-1.
In the Cork IFC Ballinora had to toil mightily for their 1-10 to 1-7 quarter-final victory over Carrigaline at Bandon on Saturday, recovering from lethargic starts in both halves to book a semi-final date with either Carbery Rangers or Macroom.
: Ballinora: C. Sheehan 0-4, D. O'Neill 1-0, C. Brosnan 0-3 (0-2 frees), G. O'Halloran, C. Healy, M. Hurley 0-1 each. Carrigaline: P. Murphy 1-3, O. Conlon. N. Murphy (0-1 free, 0-1 '45) 0-2 each.
In the Cork U-21 FC, Kildorrery had a 1-6 to 1-5 victory over Beara at Inchigeelagh, O'Donovan Rossa beat Ballincollig 1-11 to 0-5 at Ballineen, while champions St. Nicholas lost their crown, losing 0-14 to 1-4 to Nemo Rangers in the City final replay at Pairc Ui Rinn.