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Sunday 31 August 2014

Horgan's and Daly's A to slug it out in cup final

Eugene Cosgrove

Published 27/02/2014 | 05:26

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There were a total of five matches played last weekend.

On Friday night one league match was played with The Bridge House hosting Molly's and coming out on top 5-3.

In the two Plate semi-final first legs Moriarty's beat Maureen's 7-2 at home and Burke's travelled to Daly's "B" and came away with a 6-3 advantage.

On Monday night the two Cup semi-final second legs took place, Daly's "A" beating Mona's 6-1 and Horgan's beating Molly's 6-3 meaning that this year's Cup Final will be between Horgan's and Daly's "A".

There were three 180s hit this week by Tommy Kavanagh, Peter Heslin and Ciaran McKenna.

In the only league fixture the Bridge House hosted Molly's of Bweeng. Peter Heslin got Molly's in to winning ways with a 2-0 win against Ciaran McKenna. Shane Holland made it level with his 2-1 victory over Timmy O'Sullivan.

Richard Willis put away Stephen Connolly 2-0 before Jonah Jones had the same result with Barry Healy. Alan Foley made it 4-1 to the southside pub with his win of 2-1 over Valdi Gaida but Ger Breen failed to topple Chris Murphy who won by 2-0 making it 4-2 overall before the doubles.

Holland and Jones were victorious against Heslin and Healy before the visitors got one back, Connolly and Chris Murphy beating McKenna and Willis, making it a 5-6 win on the night to the Bridge House.

There was much to talk about after the semi-final first leg of the Plate between Moriarty's and Maureens in Ballydaheen. Eddie O'Rourke had first success at the yoke with a 3-0 win over Pat Angland before Noel Clare made it level with an equal score against Paul Murphy.

Nicky Sherman took down Dan O'Keeffe 3-1 before Michael O'Rourke had a close win by 3-2 with Paul Noonan. Brian O'Keeffe defeated Mick Holmes 3-1 and pressure was extreme for Maureen's in the veteran bout between Danny Butler and Klaus Richter with the Moriarty thrower claiming victory with a 3-1 scoreline.

In the final singles Alan Reilly defeated Chris Curran 3-1 to make it 5-2 in favour of Moriarty's.

In the doubles Reilly and Noonan fell victim by 3-0 to O;Rourke and O'Keeffe before Butler and Sherman had a nail biting result over Clare and Richter with a 3-2 score making Moriarty's the winners by 7-2 on the night.

In the other Plate match Daly's B had Burke's of Buttevant as guests in Ballydaheen. Robert Harrington gave the Buttevant lads a good start with a 3-1 win over David O'Brien.

Kevin Buckley had hard luck in his battle at the yoke with Tim Deady who won 3-2. Gary Jones Jnr had a 3-1 victory against Adrian O'Sullivan while Buttevat's Mike Bowles saw off Karl O'Brien 3-2.

Shane Curtis had the Mallow pub rocking when he put paid to Ger McCarthy 3-2. Brian Lynch came back for Burke's with a tasty win over Darren Lynch 3-0 before James Lowe had success with his 3-1 win over Glenn Curtin.

At the end of the singles the visitors were up 4-3 and everything to play for but it was the Buttevant bar which proved the stronger when Deady and Linehan had Curtis and Lynch on all fours with a 3-1 win and it was a 6-3 victory for Burke's when Lowe and Lynch failed against Harrington and Bowles by 3-1.

In the second leg of the other Cup semi final Daly's A travelled across Mallow Bridge as guests of Mona's in downtown Mallow.

In the first Gerry Black had Eric Griffin in a spin with a 3-0 win. Patrick Leahy made matters even with a 3-2 close encounter with Chris Jackson.

The veteran Tim Manning knocked out the Dubliner Tommy Kavanagh in another touch and go battle 3-2. Brendan Matthews continued the onslaught win a convincing performance against Denis Curtis which ended 3-1 while Maurice Lynch whitewashed Mark Thompson 3-0.

The paint was still applied to the last two matches as Stephen O'Mahony and Pat Boles had 3-0 victories over John Sheehan and Liam Farrell respectively giving Daly's A a place in the Cup Final against Horgan's of Buttevant.

There are three league games this weekend, Daly's "A" V Maureen's, Moriarty's V Daly's "B" and Burke's V Horgan's all scheduled for Friday night.

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