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INPHO/James Crombie Michael Cahalane (right) in action for the Cork minor footballers last year.
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New Cork senior hurler stars as Hamilton High Bandon reach Dr Harty Cup semi-finals
Michael Cahalane starred in today’s win over Dungarvan CBS.

JIMMY BARRY-MURPHY will be delighted at the performance of one of his new recruits in today’s Dr Harty Cup action.

Michael Cahalane starred as Hamilton High School (Bandon) overturned Dungarvan CBS by 0-13 to 0-11 this afternoon in Mallow in what was the last of the competition’s quarter-final ties. The game had been postponed last week due to an unplayable pitch.

Cahalane, a dual Cork minor player last year, struck 0-10 as Hamilton High School triumphed. The Bandon club man was recently called up to the Cork senior hurling squad for the coming season despite still being in school.

Hamilton High School had enjoyed a 0-8 to 0-4 advantage at half-time as they laid the foundations for their success. They were 0-10 to 0-5 clear early in the second-half but then their opponents mounted a recovery.

With nine minutes remaining Dungarvan had cut the gap to 0-11 to 0-10 and there was still the minimum between the teams with a minute left on the clock at 0-12 to 0-11. But Dungarvan never drew level and Hamilton High School survived to claim a famous win.

The success was quite a coup for the Cork-based school as Dungarvan CBS had won the Munster and All-Ireland senior B hurling crowns last year. They also joined with St Augustine’s (Dungarvan) to win the Dr Harty Cup and Croke Cup titles in 2013.

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Hamilton High now go forward to face Ardscoil Rís at the semi-final stage of the competition while Rochestown College will take on Doon CBS in the other semi-final tie.

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