Goals from Kevin Flahive and Eoin O’Sullivan secured two Rochestown Park Hotel Div 1 FL points for Douglas in a fractious city derby in Bishopstown yesterday.
Douglas took an early 0-5 to 0-1 lead playing some attractive football in the first period, but Bishopstown, playing against the breeze, battled back to lead 0-6 to 0-5 at the break, Fiachra Ó Deasúnaigh, Brian Coffey and Dan O’Donovan featuring on the scoreboard for them.
Flahive - last year’s Cork minor captain - surged through for a 42nd-minute goal, wresting the initiative back for the visitors, but points from sub Alan Power helped to edge Bishopstown 0-11 to 1-7 in front with 10 minutes left. However, Eoin O'Sullivan was on hand to poke home a crucial second goal for Douglas with seven minutes left to seal Douglas’s second win in three games.
Nemo Rangers have joined Castlehaven on six points at the top of the table as they made it three wins from three by beating Carbery Rangers at Trabeg.
The final scoreline was 0-12 to 0-8 in the city side’s favour, with Luke Connolly scoring nine points, six of them frees.
A goal and a point from Eoghan Delaney, coupled with four points from John Cottrell, were the central components of Valley Rovers’ 1-8 to 0-9 win away to O’Donovan Rossa, while St Finbarr’s were 1-14 to 1-9 winners away to Clonakilty. Eoghan McGreevey played brilliantly for the Togher outfit, scoring 1-4, while Cian Madden, Eoghan Finn and Paul Harte each scored two points.
In Division 2, Patrick Kelly starred as county champions Ballincollig made it three wins from three as they beat Kiskeam by 1-14 to 1-7. Nemo Rangers and Aghada were also successful, against Naomh Abán and Bantry Blues respectively.
Kinsale got their first win in Division 3 as they beat St Nicholas by a point while Castletownbere drew with St Michael’s.
There was one game in the RedFM SHL, Daniel O’Leary getting the goal as Ballymartle beat Erin’s Own by 1-14 to 1-10, a result which puts them top of the table.
Midleton can re-take top spot if they beat Newtownshandrum tomorrow while Erin’s Own are in action again, taking on Bride Rovers. Sarsfields take on Killeagh in the other game.
In Carbery, the Micheál Holland Cup final also takes place tomorrow, with hosts Kilbrittain clashing with Bandon in a repeat of last year’s decider.