BISHOPSTOWN 1-10 ; UCC 1-7 A GOAL by Robert Honohan two minutes into the second half proved the decisive score of this exciting Cork SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night.
It helped to give Bishopstown a shock, but deserved victory over a side which included three Kerry U-21s who played on Saturday in their All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Galway.
Bishopstown led from the opening minute, and while they lived dangerously at times, they held their nerve to win a place in the final for the first time ever.
This was a tempestuous contest which saw ref Michael Collins hand out 10 yellow cards, six of them to Bishopstown, but more significantly, a red to UCC's Paul Galvin.
Bishopstown were by far the hungrier and after leading 0-5 to 0-2 at half-time, Honohan's goal put them into a commanding position.
However, they had to withstand tremendous UCC pressure as the students came forward in waves and when Michael D Cahill goaled in the 57th minute it set the scene for a frantic last five minutes.
SCORERS Bishopstown: R Honohan 1-2, J O'Shea 0-2, J Crowley, B Cuthbert, N O'Donovan, B Healy, J Honohan, M Hayes 0-1 each. UCC: MD Cahill 1-1, C O Ciulach 0-3, I Twiss 0-2, D Reidy 0-1.
BISHOPSTOWN M Galvin; M Kilgallon, B McCarthy, N O'Donovan; B Hussey, S Murphy, M Hayes; L Honohan, B Cuthbert; R Cuthbert, M Cogan, J Murphy; J Crowley, J Honohan, J O'Shea. Subs: B Healy for Cogan, P O'Brien for Hayes. UCC D McInerney; E Kavanagh, P Hanley, S Curran; P Galvin, D Wiseman, D Reidy; M O Sé, K O'Keeffe; T Kenny, P Galvin, B Sheehan; MD Cahill, J Olden, C O Crualach. Sub: I Twiss for Galvin, E Collins for Olden.