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Clinical Bishopstown catch 2014 Cork champions Ballincollig off guard in first round of SFC

Elsewhere, there were wins for Castlehaven, Douglas, Muskerry and St Finbarr’s tonight.

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THREE FIRST-HALF GOALS proved crucial as Bishopstown secured a 3-8 to 0-13 win against Ballincollig in the first round of the Cork SFC tonight.

Ballincollig, the 2014 champions, left themselves with too much ground to make up in the second half at Páirc Uí Rinn despite the best efforts of Cian Dorgan.

Elsewhere, there were first-round wins for Castlehaven, Douglas, Muskerry and St Finbarr’s.

Castlehaven came through a tight affair against Clonakilty at Rosscarbery by the narrowest of margins; prevailing by 0-14 to 0-13 thanks to a 57th minute point from Darragh Cahalane.

Douglas had five points to spare in their clash against Dohenys in Brinny, running out victors on a 0-14 to 1-6 scoreline.

Muskerry came out on top in their opening championship clash against Aghada with plenty of room to move. Two first-half goals saw them take a 2-7 to 0-2 lead at the interval and after a low-scoring second period they ran out 2-13 to 0-8 winners.

In Bantry, the Barrs ran out 1-16 to 1-7 winners against Beara.

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