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Duhallow book Cork semi-final place as Covid-19 forces the postponement of another quarter-final tie

Newcestown and St Finbarr’s have had their fixture pushed back by a couple of days.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh was due to play host to the meeting of Newcestown and St Finbarr's this afternoon.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh was due to play host to the meeting of Newcestown and St Finbarr's this afternoon.
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Updated Sep 20th 2020, 9:35 PM

LAST YEAR’S FINALISTS Duhallow booked their place in the Cork Premier SFC semi-finals tonight on a day when another quarter-final tie in the county was postponed due to Covid-19.

2010 All-Ireland winner Donncha O’Connor continues to be to the fore for divisional side Duhallow as he shot 0-5 in their victory over Valley Rovers tonight in Páirc Uí Rinn.

They trailed 0-14 to 0-11 in the finale but produced a strong finish to run out victors by 0-16 to 0-15.

Earlier Cork GAA chiefs postponed thequarter-final between Newcestown and St Finbarr’s, which was due to be played this afternoon at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The fixture has provisionally been re-fixed for this Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.

As reported by Kieran McCarthy, sports editor of the Southern Star newspaper, it’s another postponement caused by Covid-19 as players from Newcestown are awaiting test results.

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It’s the second quarter-final fixture to be put on hold as a consequence of the pandemic. Today’s meeting of Ballincollig and Nemo Rangers was postponed earlier this week due to a positive case in the Ballincollig club.

Castlehaven have already booked their place in the semi-finals, joined in the last four by Duhallow and they will await the quarter-final victors.

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