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Reigning Cork hurling champions claim 17-point win to reach quarter-finals

There were also Cork club football wins for Carbery Rangers and O’Donovan Rossa while city rivals Douglas and Nemo Rangers must meet again.

Sarsfields were too strong for Youghal in their fourth round clash today.
Sarsfields were too strong for Youghal in their fourth round clash today.
Image: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

REIGNING CORK SENIOR hurling champions Sarsfields breezed into the quarter-final stage with a comprehensive win over Youghal in their fourth round clash today.

Sarsfields, who have won four of the last seven county titles, claimed a 0-28 to 0-11 victory over their East Cork opponents at Rostellan.

Youghal started brightly to lead by 0-4 to 0-0 after only five minutes but gradually Sarsfields got on top. They were level at 0-6 apiece by the 20th minute and had moved 0-10 to 0-7 in front at the interval.

By the third quarter stage Sarsfields enjoyed a 0-20 to 0-9 lead and at the final whistle they had 17 points to spare.

Last year’s Cork senior football finalists Carbery Rangers cruised into the quarter-finals with a 4-10 to 1-4 win over Ilen Rovers in Skibbereen last night.

Carbery team The Carbery Rangers team that contested last year's Cork senior football final Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


The winners conceded an early goal but recovered to be in front 2-7 to 1-3 at the interval and had 15 points to spare at the finish. They’ll meet Newcestown or Duhallow at the last eight stage.

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Nemo Rangers and Douglas must meet again after playing out a 0-13 to 1-10 draw today at Páirc Uí Rinn. Douglas were in front 0-6 to 0-0 after the opening quarter and were in front 0-7 to 0-5 by half-time.

An Eoin O’Sullivan goal helped Douglas go clear early in the second-half but Nemo Rangers reeled them by striking the last three points of the game to force a replay.

Finally O’Donovan Rossa saw off divisional team Beara in their round clash in Bantry by ten points. They now advance to face Bishopstown or Clyda Rovers at the quarter-final stage.

Cork championship results

Senior hurling fourth round
Sarsfields 0-28 Youghal 0-11

Senior football fourth round
Carbery Rangers 4-10 Ilen Rovers 1-4
O’Donovan Rossa 2-11 Beara 0-7
Nemo Rangers 0-13 Douglas 1-10

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