Imokilly advance in senior hurling championship
Imokilly 2-12 – Duhallow 1-10
The scoring prowess of inter county man Paudie O’Sullivan was the catalyst for Imokilly’s progression to the next round of the colleges – Division section of the county senior hurling championship, given their five point triumph over Duhallow at Fermoy.
A goal courtesy of Jake Hegarty allied to a series of white flags from O’Sullivan, Murphy and O’Regan gave the East Cork selection a 1-6 to 0-3 advantage after 20 minutes play. Interval scoreline 1-06 to 104.
Duhallow maintained the ascendancy of the resumption, with Michael Vaughan 0-2 and Kieran Sheehan dissecting the posts taking a slender lead inside the last quarter. However, Imokilly regained the impetus through a sequence of white flags from Paudie O’Sullivan and William Leahy (0-2 each) prior to O’Sullivan finding the net in added time, thus enabling the winners to advance with five points to spare.
Scorers for Imokilly: P O’Sullivan 1-6, J Hegarty 1-0, W Leahy, S O’Regan 0-2 each, L Murphy and D Cahill 0-1 each.
Imokilly: D Óg Cusack (Cloyne), B O Tuama (Castlemartyr) C McGann (Castlelyons), B Fleming (Cloyne), M Hickey (Carraig na bhFear), B Smiddy (Castlemartyr), T Geaney (Carraig na bhFear), C Fleming (Aghada), L Murphy (Cobh), W Leahy (Aghada), P O’Sullivan (Cloyne), D Cahill (Cloyne), E Loughlin (St Itas), J Hegarty (Ballinacurra), S O’Regan (Watergrasshill). Subs: R Feeney (Castlelyons) for E Loughlin, L Sexton (Castlelyons) for J Hegarty, E Ahern (Dungourney) for M Hickey.
2nd ROUND LOSERS GROUP
Friday, April 12 Dungourney v Midleton at Killeagh 6.30pm.
Saturday, April 13 Carrigtwohill v O’Neills at Shanagarry 2.30pm, Cobh v St Catherines at Lisgoold 6pm.
Dungourney v Midleton should be a close enough contest, but in the final analysis the Magpies are taken to advance to meet Youghal in the next round.
THE SATURDAY GAMES
Carrigtwohill v Fr O’Neill’s at Shanagarry 2.30pm. Carrig should advance with five or six points to spare.
St Catherines v Cobh at Lisgoold 6pm. Unless the Saints improved 100% from their demise to Lisgoold, Cobh should progress here with something to spare.
DIVISIONAL U21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS – A GRADE
Sarsfields v Erin’s Own. Winners play Dungourney in semi-final, second semi-final Castlelyons v Midleton.
A – Watergrasshill v Russell Rovers; B – St Catherines V Carrigtwohill; C – Carraig na bhFear v Cobh; D – Aghada v Castlegoold; E – Bride Rovers v Youghal.
Winners of A,B,C,D,E Cloyne.
Fr O’Neills v Killeagh-Itas
U21 FOOTBALL FINALS
Erins Own 3-5 Midleton 1-4; Aghada 3-10 Dungourney 2-8.
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