Cork GAA Round-Up: Rovers and Erin's Own meet in highly-anticipated final

A clinical Erin's Own ousted Midleton in the SHC semi-final, progressing to the final stage for the first time in nine years.
Cork GAA Round-Up: Rovers and Erin's Own meet in highly-anticipated final

Cork SHC semi-final

Erin's Own 2-13

Midleton 1-15

Centre-back Shane Murphy put in an immense shift for the victors. His defensive display along with goals from Kieran Murphy and Cian O'Callaghan proved to be the difference between two remarkable East Cork sides.

For the Magpies, Cormac Walsh fired over six frees and a 65 while a combined tally of 1-4 from Cork hurlers Luke O'Farrell and Conor Lehane ensured the game would go down to the wire.

Cork SHC semi-final

Glen Rovers 1-19

Douglas 1-13

Glen Rovers are one step closer to retaining their title after a six point victory over Douglas at Pairc Ui Rinn.

It was no small task, however, with Douglas showing some defiance in the second half, clawing their way back to within a point in the second half.

Rovers' firepower proved to be too much in the end, Pa Horgan was the standout with a goal and seven points.

Eoin Cadogan's absence was a clear defect for Douglas and last year's champions took full advantage of this. Younger brother Alan stood up admirably however, nailing six points.

Cork PIHC semi-final

Bandon 2-12

Mallow 2-11

Bandon edged out Mallow on Saturday night to nail down their place in the Cork PIHC semi-final.

Bandon's outstanding full forward Mark Sugrue clinched a goal late on to break Mallow hearts.

The West Cork side were by far the stronger side and showed their worth on a 1-9 to 0-6 half time scoreboard.

Sugrue's goal was backed up by nine points from Ronan Crowley while a Mallow outfit were kept in the competition with a goal from Aaron Sheehan and a seven point tally from Sean Hayes.

Cork PIHC semi-final

Fermoy 0-11

Cloyne 0-11

Poor conditions produced a draw between two sides that weren't able to showcase their potential at Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday.

An injury time equaliser from Fermoy's Liam Coleman- his sixth of the game- forced a replay while on the Cloyne side, Dillon Cahill knocked over nine points and veteran Diarmuid O'Sullivan tagged one on.

Speaking after the draw, Fermoy manager Denis Ring said: "I don't think either of the two teams deserved to win. It was a shocking game, not an advertisement for premier intermediate hurling in Cork."

Premier IHC play-off

Courcey Rovers 2-18

Blarney 1-16

Courcey Rovers dominated thyis relegation play-off and were eight points to the the good by half-time.

The ever-impressive Daire Lordan contributed seven points while Gary Minihane and Brian Collins netted the goals.

Mark Coleman responded for Blarney with an impressive tally of 1-10 but it wasn't enough as points form Minihane and Fergus Lordan sealed the victory.

Cork IHC quarter-final

Kildorrery 1-18

Eire Og 1-12

Kildorrery have booked a date in the last four in the PIHC against Glen Rovers, after seeing off Eire Og by six points in Rathcormac.

They looked dominant from the offset, centre-forward Peter O'Brien fired over 11 points while Eire Og put up a fight with Kevin Hallissey posting a personal tally of 1-4.

Cork IHC Fourth Round replay

Dungourney 1-18

Ballincollig 4-6

Dungourney came out on top against a rejuvenated Ballincollig outfit to claim a fourth round victory over Ballincollig.

Ballincollig clawed their way back form a 14 point deficit to stage a nervous finish to this IHC clash with Robbie Burke (2) Ian Coughlan and Colin O'Donovan all netting goals.

For the East Cork side, Shane Hegarty looked sharp, as his six points from play might suggest, while Casey's goal in the first half was enough to see them through to the next round.

South West Cork JFC final

Gabriel Rangers 2-9

St. Colum's 1-8

Rangers were crowned South West Cork junior football champions, thanks in large to a sensational display by Mark Cronin, who posted an individual score of 1-4.

Cronin's contribution was bolstered by a goal from Eddie Goggin while Eoghan O'Sullivan grabbed a goal and four points back for St.Colum's.

Cork JAHC semi-final

Sarsfield 3-19

Harbour Rovers 0-9

Harbour Rovers proved to be no problem for an impressive Sarsfield side.

Scores came hard and fast in the first 10 minutes with Rovers rifling over three quick points before Fanaham McSweeney levelled with a goal for the eventual winners.

Cormac Duggan and Eddie Gaffey helped Sars cut loose in the second half with a goal each.

Rovers were tame in reply however and could only manage nine points in 70 minutes , Stephen Condon scoring five of them.

Cork County JAHC semi-final

Mayfield 1-17

Kilbrin 0-12

Mayfield cruised their way to the final after a comprehensive victory in Coachford yesyterday.

Shane O'Donovan was impressive from the spot, converting 10 frees for Mayfield, a team revitalised by the introduction of Nicky Kelly.

Eoin Sheehan and Daniel O'Sullivan were among the scorers for Kilbrin.

Cork JAFC quarter-final

Shamrocks 2-15

Brian Dillons 1-10

An efficient Shamrocks side dominated Brian Dillons with David Andrews and Stephen O'Neill scoring the decisive goals.

Dillons' Darragh Rodgers while John Horgan and Mark Buckley also contributed points in this quarter-final clash.

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