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Cloyne denied first final

BLACKROCK 1-12 CLOYNE 1-10 Cork SHC semi-final CLOYNE were dramatically denied their first final appearance when David O'Sullivan's penalty struck the cross bar in yesterday's Cork county SHC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

SCORERS - Blackrock: A Coughlan 0-5 (f); F Ryan 1-1 (1 goal f); P Tierney, B O'Keeffe 0-2 each, B Henneby, L Meany 0-2 each. Cloyne: I Quinlan 0-4 (f); C Cusack 1-0; B Motherway, C O'Sullivan, P Cahill, D O'Sullivan (f) M Cahill (f), L O'Driscoll 0-1 each.

BLACKROCK - T Barry; W Sherlock, N Keane, J Browne; C Connolly, A Cummins, F Ryan; A Coughlan, P Tierney; B Hennebry, L Meaney, D Gosnell; B O'Keeffe, A Browne, D Cashman. Subs: J Young for Brosnan, S Murphy for Connery.

CLOYNE - D Og Cusack; D Motherway, C Cronin, O O'Sullivan; L O'Driscoll, M Cahill, D O'Sullivan; P Cahill, L Quinlan; I McCarthy, C O'Sullivan, M Naughton; B Motherway, C Cusack, V Cusack. Subs: J Lynch for McCarthy.

REF - K Healy (Ballymartle).



Cork SHC semi-final replay

BEN O'CONNOR was in startling form as Newtown edged out Sarsfields in yesterday's Cork county SHC semi-inal replay at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, finishing with a personal tally of eight points.

Pat Ryan also made a handsome contribution from frees as Sars fired over six points on the trot to tie things up at the interval.

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SCORERS - Newtownshanmdrum: B O'Connor 0-8 (0-5 fs), G O'Connor 0-4, J Bowles 0-4, AT O'Brien 0-1. Sarsfields: P Ryan 0-7 (fs), K Murphy 0-3, J Murphy 0-2 (f), M Cussen, T Og Lynch 0-1 each.

NEWTOWNSHANDRUM - P Morrissey; J McCarthy, B Mulcahy, J O'Mahony; I Kelleher, P Mulcahy, P Noonan; AT O'Brien, M Farrell; D Mulcahy, J O'Connor, G O'Connor; JP King, J Bowles, B O'Connor. Subs: D Riordan for D O'Connor, D Naughton for Farrell, M Morrissey for King.

SARSFIELDS - P Gahan; P Flynn, B McCarthy, J Barry; C Kennedy, K Goggin, N O'Sullivan; T Og Lynch, P Ryan; G McCarthy, J O'Connor, R Ryan; J Murphy, M Cussen, K Murphy. Subs: R Murphy for O'Connor, R Duggan for Cussen, P Goggin for Lynch, B O'Callaghan for O'Sullivan.

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