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Sarsfields and Douglas book Cork semi-final places

Sarfields blitzed St Finbarr’s while Douglas were comprehensive winners against Youghal.

Eoin Quigley will be hoping to help Sarsfields to their fourth title in seven seasons.
Eoin Quigley will be hoping to help Sarsfields to their fourth title in seven seasons.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

SARSFIELDS AND DOUGLAS booked their spots in the Cork senior hurling semi-finals with victories in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at this afternoon’s quarter-final ties.

Sarsfields ran out 3-20 to 1-16 winners over St Finbarr’s in the curtain-raiser to set  up a semi-final meeting against Na Piarsaigh or Newtownshandrum. Douglas also enjoyed a comprehensive win as they defeated last year’s intermediate kingpins Youghal by 2-20 to 1-9. Douglas will now take on Ballymartle or Glen Rovers in their semi-final tie.

Sarsfields have contested five of the last six finals along with winning titles in 2008, 2010 and 2012. They’re now back at the last four stage after today’s ten-point success.

The teams were level at 0-4 apiece after 10 minutes before former Wexford senior Eoin Quigley hit the net. But St Finbarr’s stayed in touch and an Eoin Keane goal brought them back into contention as they trailed 1-8 to 1-7 by the 20th minute mark.

However Sarsfields upped the ante before half-time as Tadgh Og Murphy raised another green flag to ensure they were ahead 2-10 to 1-9 at the interval. Kieran ‘Fraggy’ Murphy bagged their third goal after the break and Sarsfields closed out the game from there.

The second match at the venue saw Douglas prove too strong for East Cork outfit Youghal. Douglas followed up last weekend’s win against reigning champions Midleton with another impressive performance.

Alan Cadogan set them on their way with an early goal but Youghal quickly responded through a Brett Moloney strike to the net. Douglas motored on with Mark O’Connor firing over points as they were in front by 1-7 to 1-3 after 20 minutes.

Then Cork senior footballer Mark Collins pounced for a Douglas goal before half-time to leave them 2-10 to 1-4 clear at the break. Douglas maintained control in the second-half and had 14 points to spare at the final whistle.

Results

Cork SHC quarter-finals

Sarsfields 3-20 St Finbarr’s 1-16

Douglas 2-20 Youghal 1-9

Fixtures

Sunday September 14th

Cork SHC quarter-finals

Newtownshandrum v Na Piarsaigh, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 2.30pm

Ballymartle v Glen Rovers, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 4pm

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