Updated Sep 2nd 2018, 8:40 PM
LAST YEAR’S CORK minor captain Seán O’Leary-Hayes was the hero as 2013 champions Midleton overcame Glen Rovers in round 3 of the Cork SHC at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.
With Conor Lehane scoring an early goal and adding four further points, the Magpies were 1-10 to 0-11 in front at half-time against the winners of 2015 and ’16, though they had goalkeeper Tommy Wallace to thank for a penalty save from Patrick Horgan.
Lehane was still on song as Midleton moved four clear in the second half, but the Glen clawed their way back into the game with points from Patrick Horgan and Conor Dorris and they moved two ahead in the final ten minutes.
However, Midleton had a final surge in them and they took the honours on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-20.
Earlier at Cork GAA headquarters, St Finbarr’s overcame Douglas by the same score. Robert O’Mahony’s goal had the Togher side 1-1 to 0-2 in front in the third minute and the goalscorer, Eoghan Finn and Conor Cahalane had them 1-12 to 0-9 ahead at half-time.
With scores from Alan Cadogan, Shane Kingston and Brian Turnbull, Douglas would have that deficit down to a point, 1-15 to 0-17, with ten minutes remaining, but they could never achieve parity and late scores from Ian Lordan and Billy Hennessy ensured that the Barrs kept their noses in front.
Cork’s Alan Cadogan was in action for Douglas.
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At Castletownroche, Tim O’Mahony scored 2-1 with Jamie Coughlan contributing ten points as Newtownshandrum beat Bride Rovers by 3-18 to 0-20, Cian O’Connor finishing with nine points for Bride. Newtown now face Midleton in the quarter-finals.
Also into the last eight, for the second year in a row, are Newcestown, 4-13 to 2-8 winners over West Cork rivals Bandon at a packed Clonakilty.
Goals from Daniel Twomey (a penalty) and Trevor Horgan had them 2-5 to 1-3 in front at half-time, Mike Cahalane with the Bandon goal, and they pushed on in the second period.
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Twomey netted another penalty while sub Seánie Ryan also got in for a goal, Eoghan O’Donovan scoring a late consolation goal for Bandon.
Newcestown face the winners of Sunday night’s clash between champions Imokilly and Bishopstown.
In Saturday’s other game, the beaten finalists of 2016, Erin’s Own, were beaten by UCC on scoreline of 0-23 to 2-16.
Kerry’s Shane Conway was the chief scoring outlet for the College, who led by 0-13 to 0-7 at half-time in Riverstown. Alan Bowen’s goal got Erin’s Own back into it in the second half but UCC stayed in front and were four ahead with time almost up.
Eoghan Murphy’s goal from a free gave Erin’s Own hope, but no equaliser was forthcoming and UCC now meet Sarsfields, who had a comfortable win over Carrigtwohill on Friday night.
On Sunday, defending champions Imokilly remained on track to retain their title by seeing off the challenge of Bishopstown.
The East Cork divisional side led by 1-10 to 0-7 at the break, a Dan Mangan goal giving them a foothold in the tie.
Denis Crowley grabbed a late goal for Bishopstown but the contest was already settled by then, with Imokilly advancing on a 1-21 to 1-10 scoreline.
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