The win set up a Premier IHC final against St. Catherine's on Sunday week.
Buoyed by a 10th minute Seamus Hayes goal, Courcey's took control of this semi-final, and with Niall Murphy showing Finbarr Kelly how to convert free chances, Ballincollig, despite a battling second-half display, hadn't enough up front to do the business.
: Courcey Rovers: N. Murphy 0-9 (0-8 frees, 0-1 '65), S. Hayes 1-1, S. Twomey 0-2, D. Twomey, M. O'Donovan 0-1 each. Ballincollig: D. Beale 1-3 (0-3 frees), F. Kelly 0-2 (frees), R. Ryan, J. Miskella, R. O'Doherty, J. O'Brien 0-1 each.
A STRONG declaration of intent from Grenagh at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday that they will have a major say in the destination of the Cork JHC, beating Ballygiblin 1-21 to 1-14.
Their second-half display in this quarter-final proved too much for a battling Ballygiblin.
: Grenagh: D Dalton 1-3, D Dorgan 0-5 (0-3f), G Russell and S Coleman 0-4 each, J Russell 0-2 (0-1f), A O'Neill, T Kenny and D Daly 0-1 each. Ballygiblin: D Moher 0-7, (0-5f), M Allen 1-4, K Duggan, T Tierney and J Murphy 0-1 each.
JUST as commendations were about to be showered upon them for their valour and spirit in defeat, the junior hurlers of Clonakilty summoned up those very attributes to conjure a last-gasp 1-11 to 0-13 JHC quarter-final win over Sarsfields under lights at Pairc Ui Rinn last evening.
The game ended in a welter of drama as Clon effectively stole the game from under the noses of Sars who led by two points going into the closing minutes only for Timmy Anglin to goal for the winner.
: Clonakilty: D Murphy 0-6 (0-5 frees, 0-1 65); T Anglin 1-0, P O'Regan 0-3, M Nolan, O Crowley 0-1 each. Sarsfields: C Duggan 0-6 (0-4, frees), T Og Murphy 0-4 (0-3 65), J O'Connor 0-2, G O'Neill 0-1.
A GOAL from 45 metres in injury time by Shane O'Leary earned Ballygarvan a 1-11 each draw they didn't deserve in this JHC semi-final at Coachford .
: Ballygarvan: L. Dillon 0-7 (frees); S. O'Leary 1-1; K. Ashman, M. Sheehy, W. O'Halloran 0-1 each. Kilbrin: D. Crowley 1-4 (0-4 frees); S. O'Riordan 0-4; D. Aherne 0-2; T. McMahon 0-1.
ANOTHER generation of senior success for Nemo looms following a superb display by their U-21 footballers in winning their 10th county title 2-10 to 1-6 on Saturday night.
Nemo Rangers: C. Allen 1-2 (0-1 free); S. Marshall 1-1; P. Kerrigan, J. Kerins (0-1 free) 0-2 each; P. O'Shea, S. Heaphy, R. Kenny (free) 0-1 each. O'Donovan Rossa: D. O'Regan 0-4 (frees); P. Kearney 1-1; S. Carmody 0-1.
A TALE of three goalkeepers at Ballinlough yesterday as Douglas retained their City Division Premier MFC title 2-10 to 2-9 after a tough, uncompromising final battle with St. Finbarr's whose storming two-goal injury-time salvo just failed.
For St. Finbarr's goalkeeper Mark Power though it was a game to forget. It was his error, just after the restart, that put Douglas on the victory trail, after leaving Alan Barry's harmless looking effort slip over the line for a freak goal.
Then, entering the final quarter, Douglas keeper Tom O'Connor received a nasty injury while claiming a high delivery. He was carried off and replaced by wing forward Shane McCarthy after nearly 10 minutes of medical care. However, McCarthy had to pick the ball out of the net twice in injury time after those late, late goals from Roy Leahy and substitute Keith Edwards.
: Douglas: B. Fitzgerald 1-3, S. Bermingham 0-5 (0-1 free), A. Barry 1-0, S. Moylan 0-2. St. Finbarr's: R. Leahy 1-5 (1-3 frees), K. Edwards 1-0, A. Callinan 0-2 (0-1 free), M. Shields and C. Lyons 0-1 each.