Hopkins' penalty proves decisive for Glanmire

MARK HOPKINS’ penalty goal five minutes from time proved decisive as Glanmire defeated Macroom 1-12 to 0-11 in a disappointing permanent tsb Cork County IFC quarter-final tie at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.

In a game that never really got off the ground, the greater football and finish of the Riverstown side earned them a deserved victory, but they'll have to improve if they are to beat Ilen Rovers in the semi-final, with Carrigaline awaiting the winners.

Scorers: Glanmire: M. Hopkins 1-2 (frees); K. Goggin 0-4 (0-1 free); K. Murphy 0-2; R. Ryan, P. Ryan, C. O'Leary, M. Cussen 0-1 each.

Macroom: G. Morris 0-4 (frees); N. Twomey 0-3 (0-1 free); M. O'Sullivan 0-2; W. O'Riordan, O. Murphy 0-1 each.

Gerry Russel's fortuitous 40th minute goal was enough to steer gritty Grenagh into the permanent tsb Cork County JHC semi-final (1-9 to 0-9) at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday, but how Carrigaline will bemoan a host of missed chances which caused their downfall.

Fourteen wides over the hour, from frees and play, tells its own story and with the classy Tom Kenny giving a masterful performance at centre-back for Grenagh in the second-half, ably abetted by midfielder John Russell, Carrigaline just didn't have enough in the tank in a contest that never really ignited.

Scorers for Grenagh: G. Russell 1-1, D. Dorgan (0-2 frees), T. Kenny (frees) 0-3 each, S. Coleman, J. O'Neill 0-1 each.

Carrigaline: B. Hogan 0-4 (0-2 frees), P. Murphy, B. O'Driscoll (frees) 0-2 each, N. Murphy 0-1.

Shaking off their first-half lethargy, champions Ballygarvan powered their way to another Carrigdhoun JFC title in Carrigaline yesterday, finally wearing down a game Shamrocks side (0-12 to 0-5) who were unable to cope with their much more physical opponents.

Four second-half points from Ger Spillane and three from Ken Ashman, who finally broke away from the shackles of Kieran Hegarty, did the damage.

Ballygarvan now meet Carbery Rangers in the championship next week.

Scorers for Ballygarvan: G. Spillane 0-4, K. Ashman 0-3, D. Sweeney (frees), A. Murphy 0-2 each, J. Spillane 0-1.

Shamrocks: M. Prout, M. Hickey, (free), S. O'Neill (free), J. Shanahan, D, Collins 0-1 each.

WITH Garnish leading 1-10 to 0-2 at half-time, those in attendance at Adrigole for yesterday's second replay of the Beara JAFC may have though it was all over.

But it wasn't. Urhan peppered the winners with wind assisted high deliveries after the break and, helped by a 49th minute John O'Shea goal, had the Garnish men on the back foot for most of a closing half that contained nine minutes of injury time before eventually succumbing 1-12 to 1-9.

Scorers; Garnish; D Lowney 0-5 (0-3 frees), T Bowe 1-1 (0-1 free), D O'Sullivan, P O'Neill 0-2 each, P Murphy, F O'Sullivan (free) 0-1 each.

Urhan; C O'Sullivan 0-6 (0-3 frees), J O'Shea 1-0, C Harrington 0-2, G Lowney 0-1.

Following a summer in which Newtownshandrum hurling climbed many peaks, yesterday's 0-14 to 1-7 AIB Cork County (country section) Premier MHC final victory over Ballycoscry Rovers at Buttevant was another major breakthrough for the North Cork village.

James Bowles was the star of the show his tally of 11 points making him man-of-the-match by a country mile.

Scorers Newtownshandrum: J Bowles 0-11 (0-8 frees), G O'Mahony and F Young 0-1.

Ballyhea: M O'Sullivan 0-6 (0-4 frees), D O'Riordan 1-0 and N Buckley 0-1.

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