City slickers fail to deliver goods

IT SHOULD have been an Evening Echo Cork SHC double-header to savour, but neither the meeting of St Finbarr’s and Blackrock in the opener, nor the ensuing Glen Rovers and Na Piarsaigh clash at Páirc Ui Chaoimh lived up to expectation for the 5,000 plus crowd.

The opener, which finished at 0-14 apiece, will not rank with the great clashes between these clubs, but this third-round game had an entertaining finish.

The Rockies had a last-minute chance to edge two points in front but Adrian Coughlan put his free wide, and from the puck-out the Barr’s worked the ball to Michael Ryan.

The wing-forward showed huge character to arrow over the equaliser from the right wing.

Scorers for Blackrock: A. Browne (1f) and D. Cashman 0-3 each, B. O’Keeffe, C. O’Leary, A. Coughlan (1f, 1 65) 0-2 each, W. Sherlock and D. Gosnell 0-1 each.

St Finbarr’s: R. O’Mahony and G. McCarthy 0-3 each, K. Murray (2f) and J. Crowley 0-2 each, C. McCarthy, A. Fitzpatrick, G. O’Connor and M. Ryan 0-1 each.

IS SOMETHING stirring in Glen Rovers? First Cloyne, now neighbours and great rivals Na Piarsaigh conquered 1-13 to 0-11, the spirit of the Glen looks to have re-awakened

The joy in the dressing room after the Glen’s third-round victory over Na Piarsaigh was reminiscent of days of yore. And no-one was happier than team boss Tomás Mulcahy.

In essence, a 36th-minute strike from substitute Eoghan Cronin was the catalyst for the Glen’s morale boosting win. A better second-half by far, after a lack-lustre opening period in which Na Piarsaigh led 0-4 to 0-3.

But how Na Piarsaigh will bemoan shooting 17 wides.

Scorers for Glen Rovers: P. Horgan 0-6 (0-4 frees), E. Cronin 1-0, K. O’Callaghan and D. Goggin 0-2 each, D. Busteed, J. Anderson, D. Dorris 0-1 each.

Na Piarsaigh: C. Lynch 0-5 (0-4 frees), S. J. O’Sullivan 0-2, P. Gould, S. Óg Ó hAilpín, C. O’Sullivan, R. Groegor 0-1 each.

THEY have undertaken a circuitous route, but Bride Rovers are still alive in this year’s SHC, beating league champions Ballinhassig 0-10 to 0-9 in this second round replay at

Riverstown. A tense second-half, that was interesting without being absorbing, was decided by a fine point from Michael Collins in injury-time. They now face a third round battle with Midleton.

Scorers for Bride Rovers: J O’Driscoll 0-5 (0-5f), B Johnson (0-1f), M Collins 0-2 each, C O’Keeffe 0-1.

Ballinhassig: M Coleman 0-3 (0-3f), D Dineen, D O’Sullivan 0-2 each, D O’Callaghan, S Dineen 0-1 each.

HAVING been forced to swallow the defeat to Fr O’Neill’s a few weeks ago, Ballyhea regrouped to at least maintain their Cork Premier IHC status at Coachford, beating Argideen Rangers 1-20 to 1-11.

Neil Ronan, who was not given a whole lot of freedom by his marker Declan Crowley, bagged eight points (six frees).

Scorers for Ballyhea: N Ronan 0-8 (0-6 frees), M O’Sullivan 0-5, A Crowley 1-1, T Shanahan 0-3, E Rea, D Ronan and I Curtin 0-1 each.

Argideen Rangers: S O’Mahony 0-5 (frees), B Hennessy 1-1, J Sheehan 0-3, M O’Callaghan 0-2.

NOBODY gave Delanys much of a chance in this crucial IHC relegation clash with St Finbarr’s at Páirc Uí Rinn. But they put in an extraordinary finish to keep their hopes alive by drawing 1-11 to 0-14.

It took a point from Delanys’ diehard Paul Finnegan to lock these sides following a passionate hour’s hurling.

Scorers for St Finbarr’s: D O’Regan 0-5 (0-2 frees, 0-1 65m), E P O’Callaghan 0-2, P Harte, J Power, R O’Dwyer, P O’Brien, P Kennedy, P Wiley and S Fuller 0-1 each.

Delany’s: C McCarthy 1-1, K Foley 0-3 (frees), M O’Driscoll and P Finnegan 0-2 each, P Laide, G Quinlan and E Cullinane 0-1 each.

A SLICKER Milford deservedly progressed into the Co. IHC quarter-final with a 3-9 to 1-11 win over wasteful Kilworth in an entertaining third round clash at Buttevant.

Scorers for Milford: A Watson 2-1, S O’Connor 0-4(0-3f), M O’Connell 1-0, P O’Regan 0-2(0-1f), H O’Gorman and B Sexton 0-1 each.

Kilworth: A Mannix 0-6(0-2f), B Tobin 1-0, P Lynch 0-2(0-1f), D McNamara(f), E Pierce and J Moakley 0-1 each.

DOGGED Glenville battled past Grenagh 0-13 to 1-5 in a bruising IFC second-round replay with Grenagh at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Grenagh may have opened the scoring, but it was Glenville who grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck, registering seven scores without reply. With Glenville changing ends 0-9 to 0-4 in front, the game started to develop a rough edge, with both sides playing very physical football.

Scorers for Glenville: John Halbert 0-4; Pat O’Brien and Kieran Coakley (0-3 each); Paudie Cahill, Eoin O’ Reilly and Noel O’ Riordan (0-1 each).

Grenagh: Mark Kenny 1-0; John Russell, Tadgh Walsh, Conor Fitzgerald and Niall Doherty (0-1 each).

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