Imokilly, who led 1-11 to 0-2 at the break, will be hoping to step up a notch when they challenge the champions.
: Imokilly: T. O’Keeffe 0-9 (0-6 frees), P. O’Neill 1-1; B. Morrissey and L. Desmond 0-2 each, B. Coleman, J. Barrett, S. O’Farrell, B. Ring 0-1 each. CIT: M. O’Sullivan 0-8 (0-6 frees), V. Hurley, F. Flannery, K. Canty, E. Chawke and M. Dunne 0-1 each.
: C. Coleman (Youghal); S. Flannery (Carrigtwohill), S. O’Leary (Watergrasshill), B. O’Driscoll (Fr. O’Neill’s); P. O’Regan (Watergrasshill), N. Furlong (Carrigtwohill), B. Coleman (Youghal); J. Barrett (Cobh), D. Ring (Youghal); L. Desmond (Youghal), S. O’Farrell (Carrigtwohill), P. O’Neill (Aghada); B. Ring (Youghal), B. Morrissey (Aghada), T. O’Keeffe (Aghada).
: J. Halbert (Watergrasshill) for S. Farrell.
: A. Nash; D. Murphy, J. Murphy, E. O’Sullivan; E. Dillon, V. Hurley, A. O’Sullivan; F. Flannery, P. O’Flynn; B. O’Dwyer, M. O’Sullivan, K. Canty; R. Butler, M. O’Connell, E. Chawke.
: E. Manning for P. O’Flynn, M. Dunne for B. O’Dwyer; J. Murphy for M. O’Connell; D. Hayes for A. O’Sullivan.
: Dave Farrell (Mitchelstown).
THE 1-23 to 1-19 scoreline doesn’t do justice to Ballymartle’s superiority over Carrigaline in the Evening Echo Cork Co IHC final at Páirc Uí Chaoímh yesterday.
All but one point of Ballymartle’s tally came from play. They hit 17 wides over the hour and but for some magnificent goalkeeping by Carrigaline’s Eoin O’Sullivan, would have won this keenly contested affair far more convincingly.
: Ballymartle: B. Dwyer 0-6 (0-1 free); P. Coughlan 0-5; G. Cummins 1-2; B. Corry 0-3; D. Dwyer, R. Dwyer 0-2 each; A. McCarthy, S. Coleman, J. Kelly 0-1 each. Carrigaline: S. Corcoran 0-9 (0-8 frees); N. Murphy 1-3; W. O’Brien, E. O’Keeffe 0-2 each; J. Moran, P.Foster, A. Kelly 0-1 each.
BISHOPSTOWN’S dream of a return to senior status is just an hour away following their comprehensive 2-17 to 0-8 victory over Inniscarra in the Evening Echo Premier IHC semi-final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh yesterday.
: Bishopstown: P. Cronin 1-3 (1-2 frees); R. Conway 0-5; T. Murray 1-2; M. Hayes 0-3; K. Coughlan, K. O’Halloran (free), J. Murphy, M. Power 0-1 each. Inniscarra: N. O’Regan 0-4 (frees); S. Olden (free), A. O’Mahony, J. Olden, D. O’Connell 0-1 each.
VALLEY ROVES booked an Evening Echo Cork Co IFC semi-final date with Ballingeary with a 1-11 to 0-7 victory over Cill Na Martra in a disappointing quarter-final on Kilmichael’s new pitch.
The eagle eyed Hugh O’Donovan, who kicked six points, and corner-forward Eoin Manning, with 1-2, were Valley’s scorers-in-chief, but it was the superb play of Fiachra Lynch, operating at full-forward for the second-half, that won the contest for Rovers.
: Valley Rovers: M. O’Donovan 0-6 (0-4 frees), E. Manning 1-2, F. Lynch 0-2, J. O’Donovan 0-1. Cill Na Martra: R. Ó hUidhir 0-3 (0-2 frees), D. Ó Buachalla 0-2 (0-1 free), C. Ó Mochain, C. Ó Súilleabháin 0-1 each.
BÉAL Atha’n Ghaorthaidh withstood a ferocious second-half rally from Macroom for a deserved 0-10 to 0-8 Evening Echo Cork Co IFC victory in Cill na Martra, yesterday .
An inspirational display from captain, Peadar Ó Coinceannain, who was assisted by his nephew, Liam in the centre of the field, saw Beal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh chalk up an impressive 0-8 to 0-2 half time lead. Fintan Goold was introduction by Macroom 10 minutes into the second-half .
: Beal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh: L. Seartan 0-5 (0-3 frees), A. Ó Coinceannain 0-5 (0-4 frees). Macroom: D. Gould 0-3 (frees), G. Morris 0-3 (frees), D. Deasey 0-1, F. Goold 0-1.
IF Dohenys were looking for a tough test ahead of their SFC clash with Aghada in two weeks time, they certainly got it in Clonakilty yesterday, where they had to survive some anxious moments before edging out O’Donovan Rossa 3-7 to 2-9 to retain the Tadgh Crowley Cup.
: Dohenys: J. McCarthy 1-4 (1-0 pen, 0-3 frees), D. Healy, D. O’Donovan 1-0 each, S. Farr 0-2 (frees), J. Collins 0-1. O’Donovan Rossa: C. Crowley, R. Long (1-0 pen, 0-1 free) 1-1 each, J. Werner 0-3 (0-1 free), P. Kearney 0-2, S. Carmody, P. Nealon 0-1 each.
BALLINCOLLIG assured themselves of Premier intermediate hurling next year with a comprehensive 2-21 to 0-2 victory over St. Finbarr’s at Mayfield.
: Ballincollig:R. O’Doherty 2-4; J. O’Dwyer 0-5 (0-1 65); J. Miskella 0-4; A. Beale 0-3; D. Beale 0-2 (frees); D. Bowen, J. O’Driscoll, J. O’Brien 0-1 each. St. Finbarr’s: P. McCarthy, S. Nott 0-1.
NA PIARSAIGH eased their relegation fears with an impressive 1-13 to 0-4 win against St Michael’s in a disappointing Evening Echo SFC SF Relegation Play-off. at Pairc Uí Rinn last night.
: Na Piarsaigh: J Gardiner 1-5 (0-2 f), S Glasgow 0-3 (0-2 f), D Gardiner 0-2, M Prendergast, G Noonan 0-1 each, D McDonnell 0-1 (0-1 f). St Michael’s: A O’Donovan 0-3 (0-2 f), K O’Connell 0-1.
DUNGOURNEY swept to a 3-9 to 0-9 victory over Russell Rovers in the East Cork J’A’HC final at Aghavine yesterday.
: Dungourney: J. Hickey 2-0, Kenneth Kelleher 0-4, Kevin Kelleher 1-1, P. Kelleher 0-2, S. Casey and D. Leahy 0-1 each. Russell Rovers: J. Walsh 0-5 (0-4 frees), S. Kearney 0-2, B. Hartnett and K. Hartnett (free) 0-1.
KILWORTH produced some scintillating hurling in the final 20 minutes to overpower Charleville 1-17 to 0-12 in an entertaining North Cork J’A’HC final at Shanballymore yesterday.
: Kilworth: P Lynch 1-6 (0-4 frees; 0-1 ‘65’); A Mannix 0-4; J Cahill 0-3; B Tobin 0-2; E Pierce and D Cahill 0-1 each. Charleville: M Gammell 0-3; P Gammell, A O’Connor, B Dennehy and P. J. Copps (0-1 free) 0-2 each; D Fitzgerald (free) 0-1.
THE concession of two first half goals failed to derail Barryroe in yesterday’s South West J’A’HC final replay at Ahiohill, where they defeated Diarmuid Ó Mathúnas 1-16 to 2-5.
: Barryroe: K Griffin 0-8 (0- 4 frees, 0-1 ‘65), P Collins 0-3, D Harrington, A Fleming 0-2 each, P Fleming 0-1. Ó Mathúnas: S Crowley 1-1, T Lordan 1-0, John Paul O’Callaghan 0-3 frees, D Nyhan 0-1.