A game that provided goals aplenty saw Glen Rovers see off Sarsfields by 2 points with Patrick Horgan paving the way to victory thanks to his tally of 1-8. Sarsfield looked to have the Glen in a corner in the first half when Michael Cussen took control, scoring two goals and setting up Daniel Kearney in the space of 12 minutes. With an 11-point deficit before them, Richie Kelleher’s men fought back superbly through Brian Moylan, Glenn Kennefick and Dean Brosnan, the latter clinching the victory with an injury-time goal.
Mossie O’Carroll scored Erin’s Own’s opening goal within two minutes and they never relinquished a grip on a contest where St Finbarr’s failed to reach the heights of last week’s drawn clash.
Captain O’Carroll was a handful throughout at at full-forward, scoring 2-2 and Eoghan Murphy added 1-7 for the winners. Bill Beckett hit six points for the Barr’s.
Carrigaline, despite missing Nicholas Murphy, started brightest in Clonakilty, forging a 0-4 to 0-2 lead after the first quarter, but Rovers stormed back with an unanswered 1-3, Dan MacEoin blasting the goal. Kevin O’Sullivan added a penalty after the break and Carrigaline’s fate was sealed by Stephen Leonard goal two minutes from the end of normal time.
Colm Casey spearheaded Inniscarra’s attack in Cloughduv as the talisman recorded an individual count of 2-4. With the clock ticking down, Valley Rovers looked to be in a commanding position with Chris O’Leary hitting eight points for the Innishannon men, before Casey and co. took the lead and Valleys had no answer.
An eighth-minute goal from Johnny Murphy sent Macroom on their way to a six-point interval lead, with Fintan and David Goold both contributing well. Paul Cronin kicked five points as St Michael’s finished strongly, but Macroom fully deserved the win.
Kiskeam found a second wind late in the game, scoring five unanswered points to claim victory over Mallow in Kanturk. Mallow had taken a seven-point lead, with forwards Cian O’Riordan and Michael O’Rourke impressive, but Kiskeam stormed back and Micheal Herlihy, David Scannell and AJ O’Connor’s second half performances inspired their team to clinch victory over a tiring north Cork side.
Goals from Donncha O Ceochain and Niall O Ceallaigh helped Naomh Aban progress as the Ballyvourney side kept Nemo at arm’s length for long spells in Kilmicheal. Nemo Rangers fought to the end with Barry O’Driscoll kicking five points and Alan O’Donovan adding a late goal.
A clinical Glanworth side ran riot against Carrigaline in Rathcormac, with David Pyne and Sean Finn netting the goals. Carrigaline, to their credit, showed some fight in the first 25 minutes with Colin Maguire the leading light. Glanworth kept their shape and discipline throughout, and Michael Pierce was on hand to reward his side with some well-taken frees.