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Ballincollig and Carbery Rangers book places in Cork senior football semi-finals

Ballincollig defeated Muskerry in tonight’s quarter-final tie while Carbery Rangers overcame Clonakilty.

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BALLINCOLLIG AND CARBERY Rangers booked their spots in the semi-finals of the Cork senior football championship tonight.

Ballincollig ran out 0-20 to 1-9 winners in Cloughduv over Mid Cork divisional side Muskerry. The result means that Ballincollig are in their first county semi-final since 1999 where they will go up against Nemo Rangers.

Ballincollig claimed an eight-point victory in a game where they were in front by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time. John Kelly and Niall Allen helped them go 0-14 to 0-7 clear by the third quarter mark and a team that contained Cork seniors Noel Galvin and Patrick Kelly, along with 2010 All-Ireland winner John Miskella, closed out the match from there.

Muskerry got a late goal through Cork senior Fintan Goold while they finished the game with 13 men following the dismissals of Noel O’Leary and Peter Kelleher.

Carbery Rangers were 1-13 to 1-8 victors over fellow West Cork side Clonakilty in Enniskeane. The Rosscarbery based club now take on the winners of Bishopstown and Clyda Rovers, who drew 0-10 apiece last night, in what will be their third semi-final appearance in four years.

Carbery Rangers were ahead by 1-7 to 0-5 at the interval but Clonakilty mounted a revival to only trail 1-10 to 1-8 entering the closing quarter. Yet Carbery Rangers fashioned a five-point success as they finished strongly and ensured they have built on last week’s fourth round replay win over defending champions Castlehaven.

Results
Quarter-finals
Carbery Rangers 1-13 Castlehaven 1-8
Ballincollig 0-20 Muskerry 1-9
Bishopstown 0-10 Clyda Rovers 0-10

Fixtures
Quarter-final replay
Bishopstown v Clyda Rovers, Date TBC
Semi-finals
Sunday October 5th
Ballincollig v Nemo Rangers, Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Carbery Rangers v Bishopstown/Clyda Rovers, Páirc Uí Chaoimh

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