The Cork senior, who played in the friendly victory over Wexford yesterday, contributed 13 of his side’s 17 points as the Glen produced a spirited display.
If Horgan was the Glen’s scorer in chief, Paudie O’Sullivan was equally impressive for Cloyne, scoring 1-7 and only for his fine individual contribution, the east Cork side would have been well beaten. With the Munster semi-final against Tipp on the horizon, it must have been heartening for the Cork selectors to see Horgan and O’Sullivan in such scoring form.
Graham Callanan was also a revelation for the Glen, both at wing back and later at midfield, with his tremendous runs, one of which produced his side’s only goal midway through the second half.
Scorers for Glen Rovers: P Horgan 0-13 (0-10 frees); K O’Callaghan 1-0; D Busteed, S Kennefick, S McDonald, G Callinan 0-1 each.
Cloyne scorers: P O’Sullivan 1-7 (0-5 frees); C Cusack 1-0; D Ring, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Donal O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
THERE was to be no hat-trick of victories for Bride Rovers over St Finbarr’s in the SHC, for at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night the Togher club survived a late scare before emerging winners 0-11 to 0-9.
After the drama of the night before and last night’s curtain-raiser between Ballyhea and Fr O’Neill’s, this was a dreadful game of hurling, but that won’t worry the winners as they advance to round three for the first time in three years through the front door.
Scorers for St Finbarr’s: K Murray (frees), C McCarthy (0-1 free), M Ryan 0-2 each; J Neville, R O’Mahony, R Curran (free), S Nott, J Crowley 0-1 each.
Bride Rovers: J O’Driscoll 0-6 (0-5 frees, 0-1 65); C O’Keeffe 0-2; R Cahill 0-1.
CIT were much too strong for Seandún in their replayed SHC game at Páirc Uí Rinn last evening, winning 1-24 to 4-4.
Shorn five of last week’s players, Seandún simply could not match the speed, technique and poise of the students. CIT raced into an early lead, going five points ahead by the 10th minute before David Niblock struck for a Seandún goal.
It was only a reprieve though as CIT, who led 1-9 to 1-2 at the interval, added point after point from play through Lee Desmond, Adrian Mannix, Brian Corry, Tony Murphy and Darren Crowley.
Seandún struggled to find any rhythm and even three goals in 13 minutes in the second half failed to raise the expectations of their supporters as they remained clearly outclassed.
Scorers for CIT: L Desmond 0-7 (3f); D Crowley 1-3; B Corry, A Mannix (3 from f) 0-4 each; S Corcoran 0-3; T Murphy 0-2; G O’Mahony 0-1.
Seandún: D Niblock 2-0; A Cadogan 1-1 (21, 65); K Brosnan 1-0; JP Murphy, J Masters, G McLoughlin 0-1 each.
AGHADA had a huge 3-12 to 0-9 win over Bantry in yesterday’s Evening Echo Cork Co SFC second-round game in Bandon.
The east Cork men’s campaign stood at a fork in the road prior to throw-in, faced with the double option of becoming entangled in a relegation mess or shooting into the open country of the third round of the championship.
Aghada chose to pursue the latter course and they achieved the task in some style. At the close their decisive success left their supporters brimming with satisfaction, but for wing-back and Cork senior Kieran O’Connor the pleasure lay simply in the fact that the side successfully negotiated this backdoor tie.
The three first-half goals, one from Pierce O’Neill and two from full-forward Trevor O’Keeffe, were the critical components of the Aghada success and they were equally vital in the context of the game. By the interval Aghada were cantering at 3-6 to 0-2 and the game was a done deal.
Scorers for Aghada: T O’Keeffe 2-1, C Fleming 0-6 (0-2f, 0-1 ‘45), P O’Neill 1-2, JP O’Connor 0-3.
Bantry: D Barron 0-4 (0-3f), S Drummy 0-3 (0-2f), J Canty, D O’Neill 0-1 each.