McCarthy, O’Donovan goals inspire Dohenys

GOALS from Ger McCarthy and Daniel O’Donovan in the opening 10 minutes proved decisive as Dohenys marched into the Evening Echo Cork Co SFC semi-final with a 2-9 to 1-8 win over O’Donovan Rossa at Drimoleague yesterday.

Dohenys produced a brand of no nonsense football the Skibbereen side couldn’t match, and Muskerry wouldn’t want to take anything for granted in next Sunday’s semi-final against a side hungry for success.

Dohenys frustrated Rossas by packing their defence in the second half, never allowing their opponents a clear shot on goal.

Scorers: Dohenys: G. McCarthy 1-2 (1-0 pen., 0-2 frees); D. O’Donovan 1-1; M. O’Donovan, S. Farr 0-2; J. Collins, R. O’Sullivan 0-1 each. O’Donovan Rossas: C. McCarthy 1-2 (1-0 pen.); J. Werner 0-3 (0-2 frees); B. O’Dwyer 0-2 (0-1 free); R. Long 0-1.

CARBERY RANGERS, the Munster and All-Ireland club champions, put themselves in line for their first Evening Echo Cork Co IFC title with an impressive 2-14 to 0-9 victory over Kiskeam in the semi-final at Macroom yesterday.

Beaten by Nemo Rangers in last year’s final, Carbery Rangers went on to represent Cork with distinction in the Munster and All-Ireland championships and how they benefited from that experience with a classy display that put them through to another final against either Killavullen or Glanmire.

On this performance they will be difficult to beat for, were it not for a brilliant display from Kiskeam keeper Sam O’Sullivan they could have had at least three more goals.

Scorers: Carbery Rangers: J. Hayes 1-7 (0-3 frees), M. Moore 1-1, J. Murphy 0-3 (0-2 frees), D. Hayes, M. O’Sullivan and S. Hayes 0-1 each. Kiskeam: N. Cronin 0-4 (0-3 frees), D. Herlihy, D. Lenihan, E. O’Mahony, B. Dennehy 0-1 each.

LATE drama and controversy saved the other IFC semi-final at Fermoy on Saturday from being the bore of the season as some appalling shooting and a litany of mistakes from both Glanmire and Killavullen made it a real yawn for spectators.

Fists flew in seven tempestuous minutes of added time, resulting in the sending off of Killavullen’s Dave Hartnett and two late frees from James O’Mahony which earned the Avondhu side a replay after a 0-8 apiece stalemate.

Scorers: Glanmire: James Murphy 0-5 (0-4 frees), P. Ryan, M. Hopkins, D. Molden 0-1 each. Killavullen: J. O’Mahony 0-4 (frees), G. Kelleher (0-1 free), B. O’Driscoll 0-2 each.

SKIBBEREEN’S second string were still good enough to beat Gabriel Rangers 1-9 to 0-8 and win Saturday’s South West Cork JAFC final at Rosscarbery. They brought the Mick McCarthy Cup home for the first time and left Rangers still seeking to make a breakthrough in this grade.

A historic victory appeared to be a distinct possibility after the Schull/Ballydehob combination galloped into a four-point lead in the early stages of a mediocre decider. However, they failed to translate early dominance into scores.

Scorers: O’Donovan Rossa: D O’Regan 0-4 (0-3 frees), D O’Keeffe 1-0, F McCarthy 0-3, C Keohane, J O’Driscoll 0-1 each. Gabriel Rangers: M Cronin 0-3 (0-1 free), R Cleary 0-3 (0-2 frees), S Kelleher, C P O’Brien 0-1 each.

ARGIDEEN RANGERS won the Cork Co IHC title for the first time at Pairc Ui Rinn yesterday with a 2-8 to 1-8 win over Nemo Rangers in a gripping replay. Argideen repulsed a tremendous second-half comeback by Nemo and with corner-forward Michael Walsh and goalkeeper Noel Coomey in inspirational form the West Cork side emerged triumphant.

Scorers: Argideen Rangers: M. Walsh 2-3; S. O’Mahony 0-2 (0-1 from free); M. O’Callaghan 0-2 (0-1 from 65; 0-1 from free); J. Murphy 0-1. Nemo Rangers:M. Morgan 1-0; W. Morgan 0-2 (0-2 from frees); D. Niblock 0-2 (0-1 from free); A. Cronin, J. Coogan, R. Murphy (65), J. Masters (free) 0-1 each.

GRENAGH claimed their third successive Quish’s SuperValu Mid-Cork JAHC title at Ballyanly yesterday by beating Blarney 2-11 to 1-7. But, whether last season’s county finalists already had their sights set beyond a divisional title, the overwhelming favourites never reached the heights normally associated with such a win.

It was only during the closing stages the holders pulled away, bagging 1-4 in the final eight minutes.

Scorers: Grenagh: DD Dorgan 0-5 (0-3 frees, 0-2 65m), A Dorgan and A O’Neill 1-0 each, T Kenny 0-2, S Dorgan, S Coleman, R Dorgan and D Dalton 0-1 each. Blarney: P Nodwell 1-1, S Harrington 0-3 (0-2 frees), B Deasy 0-2, D O’Callaghan 0-1.

WITH Shamrocks falling by the wayside, Fr O’Neill’s swept into the Cork Co J‘A’HC final at Pairc Uí Rinn yesterday winning 3-17 to 2-6.

With a strong blustery wind to their backs in the first half Fr O’Neill’s clinically destroyed the challenge of their opponents with a wonderful exhibition of hurling.

Scorers: Fr. O’Neill’s: J. Flavin 1-5; G. O’Leary 1-4 (1-3 from frees); K. Wall 1-0; E. Holland 0-3; G. Holland 0-2; R. Murphy, P. Butler and C. Buckley 0-1 each. Shamrocks: D. Collins 1-0; C. O’Sullivan 1-0 (1-0 from free); S. O’Neill 0-4 (0-2 from frees; 0-1 from 65); C. O’Neill and J. Shanahan 0-1 each.

INNISCARRA’s ten-point win over Ballyhea, 2-15 to 2-5, was a fair barometer of endeavours in this Evening Echo Cork Co U21AHC quarter-final at Ballyhooly on Saturday.

Scorers: Inniscarra: N O’Regan 0-8 (0-5 frees, 0-1 65m), K Horgan 1-2, L Ó Riain 1-0, D O’Connell 0-2, A O’Mahony, J Casey and J Murphy 0-1 each. Ballyhea: M O’Sullivan 1-4 (0-3 frees, 0-1 65m), C Hanley 1-0, S O’Sullivan 0-1.

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CourtsGaaPlace: MacroomPlace: FermoyPlace: RosscarberyPlace: Páirc Uí RinnPlace: BallyanlyPerson: McCarthyPerson: O’DonovanPerson: DohenysPerson: Ger McCarthyPerson: Daniel O’DonovanPerson: MuskerryPerson: RossasPerson: G. McCarthyPerson: D. O’DonovanPerson: M. O’DonovanPerson: S. FarrPerson: J. CollinsPerson: R. O’SullivanPerson: C. McCarthyPerson: J. WernerPerson: B. O’DwyerPerson: R. LongPerson: CARBERY RANGERSPerson: Sam O’SullivanPerson: J. HayesPerson: M. MoorePerson: J. MurphyPerson: D. HayesPerson: M. O’SullivanPerson: S. HayesPerson: KiskeamPerson: N. CroninPerson: D. HerlihyPerson: D. LenihanPerson: E. O’MahonyPerson: B. DennehyPerson: GlanmirePerson: KillavullenPerson: Dave HartnettPerson: James O’MahonyPerson: James MurphyPerson: P. RyanPerson: M. HopkinsPerson: D. MoldenPerson: J. O’MahonyPerson: G. KelleherPerson: B. O’DriscollPerson: SkibbereenPerson: SchullPerson: BallydehobPerson: O’Donovan RossaPerson: D O’ReganPerson: D O’KeeffePerson: F McCarthyPerson: C KeohanePerson: J O’DriscollPerson: M CroninPerson: R ClearyPerson: S KelleherPerson: C P O’BrienPerson: ARGIDEEN RANGERSPerson: Michael WalshPerson: Noel CoomeyPerson: M. WalshPerson: S. O’MahonyPerson: M. O’CallaghanPerson: M. MorganPerson: W. MorganPerson: D. NiblockPerson: A. CroninPerson: J. CooganPerson: R. MurphyPerson: J. MastersPerson: GrenaghPerson: DD DorganPerson: DorganPerson: O’NeillPerson: T KennyPerson: S DorganPerson: S ColemanPerson: R DorganPerson: D DaltonPerson: BlarneyPerson: P NodwellPerson: S HarringtonPerson: DPerson: O’CallaghanPerson: Fr O’NeillEvent: MunsterEvent: All-IrelandEvent: IFC semi-Event: MickOrganisation: RossaOrganisation: SkibbereenOrganisation: RossasOrganisation: MunsterOrganisation: AllOrganisation: Evening EchoOrganisation: Cork CoOrganisation: KiskeamOrganisation: Nemo RangersOrganisation: Carbery RangersOrganisation: CorkOrganisation: KillavullenOrganisation: GlanmireOrganisation: AvondhuOrganisation: GabrielOrganisation: SouthOrganisation: RangersOrganisation: Gabriel RangersOrganisation: ArgideenOrganisation: NemoOrganisation: West CorkOrganisation: Argideen Rangers
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