The Bishopstown squad pictured before the 2012 Cork senior hurling final. James Crombie/INPHO
Avoid The Drop

2012 Cork senior hurling finalists set for relegation battle after loss today

Bishops town are set for a relegation final after today’s loss to St Finbarr’s.

THREE YEARS AFTER reaching the Cork senior hurling final, Bishopstown will have one last chance this season to save themselves from dropping out of the senior grade.

Bishopstown were convincingly beaten by 1-17 to 0-10 today in Páirc Uí Rinn by city rivals St Finbarr’s.

Now they must try to avoid playing at premier intermediate level next year with a relegation final looming against East Cork outfit Killeagh.

St Finbarr’s got their season back on track with today’s ten-point win in a game where they were in front 0-13 to 0-4 at half-time.

Colm Keane’s early second-half goal put them in the driving seat as they ran out comfortable winners against a Bishopstown team who had Patrick Cronin in excellent scoring form.

The reward for St Finbarr’s for today’s win is a Round 4 tie against 2013 champions Midleton.

Elsewhere this weekend the identity of the first three quarter-finalists in Cork this year was revealed with Erins Own defeating Na Piarsaigh by four points on Friday night.

Last night Carrigtwohill beat Ballymartle by three points while 2014 finalists Glen Rovers had six points to spare over Bride Rovers.

Cork senior hurling results
Round 3

St Finbarr’s 1-17 Bishopstown 0-10

Round 4
Erin’s Own 3-19 Na Piarsaigh 2-18
Glen Rovers 3-16 Bride Rovers 3-10
Carrigtwohill 2-13 Ballymartle 1-13

Quarter-final pairings
Douglas/Duhallow v Midleton/St Finbarr’s
Glen Rovers v Blackrock/Newtownshandrum
Erins Own v Carrigtwohill
Sarsfields/Youghal v Imokilly/Ballyhea

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