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Horgan shoots Glen Rovers into Cork senior hurling final with win over Midleton

Glen Rovers lost last year’s decider to Sarsfields.

Patrick Horgan and his Glen Rovers teammates can get set for a county final.
Patrick Horgan and his Glen Rovers teammates can get set for a county final.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Cork SHC semi-final

Glen Rovers 0-18
Midleton 1-12

Denis Hurley reports from Páirc Uí Rinn

PATRICK HORGAN SCORED 10 points as Glen Rovers reached the Cork SHC final for the second year in a row with victory over Midleton at Páirc Uí Rinn today.

Despite falling behind to a Cormac Walsh goal inside the first minute, the city side responded well to lead by 0-8 to 1-3 at half-time and stood firm as Midleton threw everything at them in the closing stages.

Walsh’s goal looked to have got the 2013 champions off to a great start but, though they led by 1-3 to 0-3 after Séamus O’Farrell’s point in the 10th minute, they wouldn’t score again in the first half.

With Horgan impeccable from placed balls and Donal Cronin and Dave Noonan linking well at midfield, the Glen were on son and should have led by more than two points at half-time but for some poor shooting coming up to the break.

While points from Paul Haughney and Brian Hartnett brought Midleton to within a point early in the second half, the Glen pulled clear again though Dean Brosnan, Horgan (two), excellent centre-back Brian Moylan and Conor DOrris.

The lead was 0-16 to 1-8 when Noonan was sent off for a second yellow card in the 52nd minute and Midleton had points from Luke O’Farrell and two by Walsh to come to within two again.

Horgan’s 65 gave the Glen a first point in 10 minutes, however, and after Haughney shot over with a goal attempt, Dorris secured the win.

Scorers for Glen Rovers: Patrick Horgan 0-10 (0-4 frees, 0-4 65), Conor Dorris 0-3, Dave Noonan 0-2, Brian Moylan, Dean Brosnan, Bavid Busteed 0-1 each.

Scorers for Midleton: Cormac Walsh 1-6 (0-4 frees), Paul Haughney 0-3, Séamus O’Farrell, Brian Hartnett, Luke O’Farrell 0-1 each.

Glen Rovers

1. Cathal Hickey

2. Ben Murphy
3. Stephen McDonnell
4. Gavin Moylan

5. David Dooling
6. Brian Moylan
7. Graham Callanan

8. Donal Cronin
9. Dave Noonan

10. Dean Brosnan
11. Patrick Horgan
12. David Cunningham

13. Conor Dorris
14. Brian Phelan
15. David Busteed

Subs
19. Glenn Kennefick for Phelan (57)
18. Adam O’Donovan for Cunningham (60)

Midleton

1. Tommy Wallace

2. Cillian Hurley
3. Finbarr O’Mahony
4. Patrick O’Mahony

5. Peter Dowling
6. Aidan Ryan
7. Killian Burke

8. Paul Haughney
19. Seanaidh Smith

24. Leslie Coughlan
9. Pádraig O’Farrell
12. James Nagle

15. Cormac Walsh
13. Luke O’Farrell
11. Séamus O’Farrell

Subs
10. Patrick White for Smith (28)
14. Brian Hartnett for Coughlan (28)
18. Pádraig O’Shea for Pádraig O’Farrell (51)

Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan (Éire Óg).

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