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Lucey's late show sinks Saints

DLS Macroom 1-8 St Fachtna's 1-7

Published 24/01/2013 | 05:00

Last year's defeated finalists made it into the last four as Pa Lucey's late point enabled them see off Skibbereen's St Fachtna's in Ballineen.

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When Josh Pickett found the net for Fachtna's in the 50th minute, they led 1-7 to 1-5, having responded to Daniel Cahalane putting Macroom 1-5 to 0-5 ahead, but they would not score again. A free from Lucey cut the gap to a point, before midfielder Peter Kelleher punched another Lucey free over the bar.

Macroom started well before falling 0-4 to 0-2 behind, with Paul Hickey unlucky not to push Skibb further ahead. By half-time it was 0-4 apiece and, after an even start to the second half, Macroom pushed clear.

Cahalane scored a goal from a move started by full-back Dermot O'Callaghan. Hickey and Brendan Hayes got Fachtna's back into it and they led again after Pickett's goal, but ultimately it was Macroom's day.

Scorers – De La Salle: P Lucey 0-5 (4f), D Cahalane 1-0, P Kelleher, P Berhanu, J Moynihan 0-1 each. St Fachtna's: J Bushe, P Hickey 0-2f each, J Pickett 1-0, B Hayes, D Cahalane, M Hurley 0-1 each.

DE LA SALLE – D Dineen; K O'Dwyer, D O'Callaghan, C Noonan; A Healy, B O'Leary, S Creedon; P Kelleher, P Lucey; S Foley, J Moynihan, W Coakley; P Berhanu, S O'Sullivan, D Cahalane. Sub: J Berhanu for P Berhanu (51).

ST FACHTNA'S – C O'Driscoll; R Fitzgerald, D Kingston, T Bushe; B Hayes, A Hassett, D O'Callaghan; J Pickett, D Cahalane; P Hickey, J Bushe, C Nolan; S O'Donovan, C Newman, M Hurley.

Ref – N Wall (Cork).

Irish Independent

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