2-7 from Cian McCarthy sets up a repeat of last year's Cork senior hurling final

There will be a repeat of last year’s final on Leeside.

Cian McCarthy was on fire for Sarsfields.
Cian McCarthy was on fire for Sarsfields.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Sarsfields 4-15

Erin’s Own 1-14

CHAMPIONS SARSFIELDS REACHED a seventh Cork SHC final in eight years as they overcame Erin’s Own in Saturday night’s semi-final replay at Páirc Uí Rinn.

The Glanmire side, winners of the Seán Óg Murphy Cup in 2008, ’10, ’12 and ’14, needed a late Daniel Kearney equaliser in the drawn game but here there was no doubting their superiority.

Cian McCarthy scored 2-7 as they took control from the start, Ronan Murphy netting an early goal after Shay Bowen had saved from McCarthy.

Points from Kieran Murphy got Erin’s Own going and they staged a mini-revival to come to within four points, 1-6 to 0-5, by half-time and while Sars’ Kieran Murphy set up McCarthy for a second goal early in the second half, the gap was back to three after Eoghan Murphy registered for Erin’s Own.

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Just before the three-quarter mark, though, Tadhg Óg Murphy got Sars’ third goal to make it 3-7 to 0-10.

While Eoghan Murphy did get a penalty goal for Erin’s own late on, it was cancelled out by Cian McCarthy, setting a up a repeat of last year’s final against Glen Rovers next weekend.

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