Update: Premier Intermediate Hurling semi-finals set to thrill this Saturday

Update: Premier Intermediate Hurling semi-finals set to thrill this Saturday

Shane Óg O Regan, Watergrasshil,l breaking past Courcey Rovers players Billy Mulcahy and Martin Collins during their Co-Op Superstores PIHC at Ballyanley. Picture: Dan Linehan

THE attractive Premier Intermediate Hurling semi-finals will take place this weekend after the Cork County Board fixture list was updated.

Castlelyons collide with Courcey Rovers at 3.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday while it's Carrigaline versus Blarney at 7pm in the same venue that night.

Courceys recovered from a bad start of the campaign and the absence of Cork U20 forward Seán Twomey through injury to get out of their group and take out Watergrasshill last weekend. The 2018 runners-up will be underdogs again when they meet Castlelyons, unbeaten to date, and led by Cork seniors Colm Spillane and Niall O'Leary. It won't bother them one bit.

Carrigaline got a bye through to the semi-finals after hurling well in the round-robin section, Brian Kelleher, David Griffin and Rob O'Shea their marquee names. 

Blarney pulled off a remarkable comeback against Ballincollig after plundering 2-4 in the last 10 minutes to squeeze through by a point but they'll need to be much sharper from the off on Saturday.

 Fenton Denny, Ballincollig, taking on Joe Jordan, Blarney. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Fenton Denny, Ballincollig, taking on Joe Jordan, Blarney. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Interestingly, Blarney's Mark Coleman, Shane Barrett and Pádraig Power are also hurling for the UCC side that reached the senior semi-final, alongside Carrigaline's Kelleher, Griffin, Éanna Desmond and Declan McBarron. 

They'll hurl together the following weekend against Blackrock in the PSHC last-four tie.

The last of this weekend's action is dominated by football games, including the Premier Senior quarter-finals between Nemo and Ballincollig, and the Barrs and Newcestown.

UCC's Brian Kelleher is tackled by Na Piarsaigh's Greg Healy and Adam Dennehy. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
UCC's Brian Kelleher is tackled by Na Piarsaigh's Greg Healy and Adam Dennehy. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A statement from the board explained:

"IAFC Rel. p/o Glanmire v Mayfield is now TBC, subject to a request for a Friday evening throw-in.

"Please note the addition of the two PIHC semi-finals next weekend.

"The remaining semi-finals in hurling are all scheduled for the weekend of Sept 25th-27th All football semi-finals are down for that weekend also, depending on the progress of dual teams in this weekend’s quarter-finals and taking into consideration the desire to play correspondening semi-finals on the same weekend.

"Dates and times for the hurling semi-finals will go to CCC today and hopefully to clubs this evening.

"It is our intention to organise Premier 1 and 2 U21 hurling competitions later this year. Further details to follow, once final dates for the County championhsips below are confirmed.

"The draws for the County stages of the Divisional Junior A & B competitons will take place in the next week.

"The County-wide Junior B & C competitons for Junior B and C clubs only, will begin shortly, now that the divisional competitions involving many of the same teams are at an advanced stage."

Date

Comp

Round

Fixture

Sat, Sept 19th @2pm

PIFC

QF

Nemo Rangers v Knocknagree in Donoughmore

Sat, Sept 19th @2pm

PIFC

QF

Kanturk v Aghada in Ovens

Sat, Sept 19th @2pm

PIFC

Rel. p/o

Gabriel Rangers v Na Piarsaigh in Ballinacarriga

Sat, Sept 19th @4pm

SAFC

Rel. p/o

St. Nick’s v Bantry Blues in Enniskeane

Sat, Sept 19th @4pm

IAFC

QF

Kilshannig v Glanworth in Killavullen

Sat, Sept 19th @4pm

IAFC

QF

Millstreet v Aghabullogue in Ballyvourney

Sat, Sept 19th @4pm

IAFC

Rel. p/o

Glanmire v Mayfield in Blarney TBC

Sat, Sept 19th @4pm

IAFC

QF

Mitchelstown v Kinsale in Carrigtwohill

Sat, Sept 19th @4pm

IAFC

QF

Rockchapel v Ballinora in Mallow

Sat, Sept 19th @3.30pm

PIHC

SF

Castlelyons v Courcey Rovers at Páirc Uí Rinn

Sat, Sept 19th @7pm

PIHC

SF

Carrigaline v Blarney at Páirc Uí Rinn

Sun, Sept 20th @2pm

PSFC

QF

Nemo Rangers v Ballincollig in Páirc Uí Rinn

Sun, Sept 20th @2pm

PSFC

Rel. p/o

Ilen Rovers v Bishopstown in Clonakilty

Sun, Sept 20th @2pm

SAFC

QF

St. Michael’s v Eire Óg in Ballyanly

Sun, Sept 20th @4pm

PSFC

QF

St. Finbarr’s v Newcestown in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Sun, Sept 20th @4pm

SAFC

QF

Mallow v Bandon in Coachford

Sun, Sept 20th @7pm

PSFC

QF

Valley Rovers v Duhallow in Páirc Uí Rinn

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

PSHC

SF

Glen Rovers v Erins Own

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

PSHC

SF

Blackrock v UCC

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

SAHC

SF

Charleville v Kanturk

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

SAHC

SF

Fr. O’Neill’s v Newcestown

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

SAHC

Rel. p/o

Kilworth v Killeagh

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

IAHC

SF

Kildorrery v Aghabullogue

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

IAHC

SF

Éire Óg v Sarsfields

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

IAHC

Rel. RR (ii)

Argideen Rangers v Meelin prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

IAHC

Rel. RR (iii)

Or Argideen Rangers v Glen Rovers prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

LIHC

SF

Castlemartyr v Kibrittain

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

LIHC

SF

St. Catherine’s v Russell Rovers

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

PSFC

SF

Castlehaven v St. Finbarr’s / Newcestown prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

PSFC

SF

Nemo Rangers / Ballincollig v Valley Rovers / Duhallow prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

SAFC

SF

O’Donovan Rossa v St. Michael’s / Eire Óg prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

SAFC

SF

Fermoy v Mallow / Bandon prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

PIFC

SF

Cill Na Martra v Kanturk / Aghada prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

PIFC

SF

Newmarket v Nemo Rangers / Knocknagree prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

IAFC

SF

Mitchelstown / Kinsale v Millstreet / Aghabullogue prov

w/e, Sept 25th-27th

IAFC

SF

Kilshannig / Glanworth v Rockchapel / Ballinora prov

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