At sunny Bandon debutantes Douglas failed to make any impression on seasoned campaigners Castlehaven who won this semi-final clash 0-13 to 0-8.
Making their inaugural appearance in the penultimate stage of the competition Douglas hit rock-bottom and allowed their opponents, who were reduced to 14-men following the dismissal of midfielder Dermot Hurley for a second yellow card offence five minutes into the second half, an almost trouble-free run into their fourth final.
Scorers: Castlehaven: P. Hurley 0-5 (0-3 from frees); C. Crowley 0-4; B. Deasy 0-2; B. Collins and D. Burns 0-1 each.
Douglas: F. O'Sullivan 0-2 (0-2 from frees); W. Coveney, B. Hanrahan and M. Harrington 0-1 each.
Clonakilty are through to a semi-final meeting with either Na Piarsaigh or O'Donovan Rossa thanks to this 2-7 to 1-9 victory over Imokilly at Ballygarvan last night.
Two goals by Pádraig Griffin put Clon in the driving seat in a thrilling contest. Griffin, who tormented the Imokilly defence all through with his uncanny control of the greasy ball, might have had a hat-trick but for a magnificent save by Imokilly keeper MJ Cremin midway through the second half, which denied the Clon full-forward, who finished with 2-2 to his credit.
Scorers for Clonakilty: P. Griffin 2-2, C. Murphy 0-3 (0-1 free), B. Walsh, H. Kenny 0-1 each.
Imokilly - D. Barrett 0-4 (0-3 frees), J. Deane 1-1, S. Farrell 0-3, G. Holland 0-1.
An injury-time point from full-forward Peter Murphy earned Carrigaline a 0-9 to 0-8 victory over Newmarket in a closely contested permanent tsb Cork County IFC semi-final at Killavullen last evening and a place in the final for the first time since 1996.
It was a game of fluctuating fortunes producing stretches from both sides and it appeared all set to go to a replay when Murphy, the most consistent forward on view, stepped up to decide it with a gem of a point just over a minute into injury time.
Playing a brand of powerful, direct hurling and conjuring up scores from every angle, Youghal deservedly swept past a brave Bishopstown challenge in the permanent tsb IHC quarter-final at wet and windy Rostellan yesterday, winning 1-16 to 1-10. Youghal now meet Bride Rovers or Milford in the semi-finals.
It seemed all over at the break when a storming Youghal first-half performance precipitated a total of 1-12 to 'Town's 0-1 albeit it a lead aided with the advantage of a strong down-field wind. But credit to the city side who fought back bravely after the interval and never gave up until the final whistle.
After a poor first-half, following which the teams were level 1-5 each at the break, Argideen Rangers won this Cork County JHC quarter-final 3-11 to 2-11 at Minane Bridge yesterday, beating Blackrock's second team in a contest that really only came to life in the second-half when we were treated to some splendid fare.
Mayfield are the City junior football champions, and deservedly so, Douglas never getting into the contest.
Mayfield won the game 1-8 to 0-3, having led 1-4 to 0-1
Brendan Mullane's two goal strike in the space of 70 seconds put the seal on Kanturk's second-half dominance as they retained their Duhallow JHC title in easier than expected fashion at Kilbrin on Saturday beating Freemount 3-8 to 0-7.
Three goals in varying circumstances proved decisive as Millstreet accounted for Dromtarriffe 3-5 to 0-9 in an entertaining Boherbue Co-Op Duhallow JFC decider at rainsoaked Kiskeam yesterday.
James Hamilton was the hero for Dromina at they regained the North Cork JHC title in convincing fashion at Ballyclough yesterday with a 1-15 to 0-14 win over Ballygiblin.