Friday 15 November 2019

CBC Power into first Harty Cup final in 101 years

CBC Cork 2-12 Thurles CBS 0-13

Cahalane struck early and while Devon Ryan’s frees had Thurles in front, seven first-half wides would come back to haunt them. Photo: Stock Image
Cahalane struck early and while Devon Ryan’s frees had Thurles in front, seven first-half wides would come back to haunt them. Photo: Stock Image

Having lost the first Harty Cup final to Rockwell in 1918, Cork's CBC will end a long wait when they take part in this year's decider.

At Kilfinane on Saturday, goals from Jack Cahalane and Shane Barrett earned them a place in an all-Cork final against Midleton CBS, winning by five points after trailing by 0-9 to 1-4 at half-time.

Cahalane struck early and while Devon Ryan's frees had Thurles in front, seven first-half wides would come back to haunt them.

Barrett's goal had CBC level at 2-4 to 0-10 early in the second-half and they had points from him, Pádraig Power and Declan Hanlon as they eased clear.

Ryan's ninth point cut the gap for Thurles and they might have had an injury-time goal, but Kieran Moloney's shot hit the crossbar.

Scorers - CBC Cork: P Power 0-8 (7f), S Barrett 1-2, J Cahalane 1-0, D Hanlon 0-2. Thurles CBS: D Ryan 0-9 (8f), L Cashin 0-2, K Ryan, P Creedon 0-1 each.

CBC CORK: C Long; C Murphy, D Barry, P Hennessy; G Mulcahy, I Daly, C O'Donovan; D Hanlon, K Finn; S Barrett, N Hartnett P Power; O McCarthy, P McBarron, J Cahalane. Subs: J O'Kelly for McBarron (41), C Daly for O'Donovan (50), J Scally for O'Kelly (60, injured).

THURLES CBS: K Bracken; K Hayes, J Kirwan, J Hickey; J Ryan, E Morris, P Melbourne; M Hackett, K Moloney; K Ryan, D Ryan, E Purcell; P Creedon, D Flood, L Cashin. Subs: J Leamy for Flood (45), É Ryan for Cashin (53), J Synott for Melbourne (55), J Taylor for Creedon (57).

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