Junior hurling: Stephen Condon hits 13 points for Harbour Rovers

Junior hurling: Stephen Condon hits 13 points for Harbour Rovers

Clyda Rovers' Oliver O'Hanlon and Ray Carey tussle with Harbour Rovers Stephen Condon in the North Cork JAHC final at Castletownroche last season. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Harbour Rovers 1-15 Ballyhooly 2-10

HARBOUR ROVERS saw off Ballyhooly in the Avondhu JAHC quarter-final at Fermoy.

The Glanworth side got off to a perfect start as Stephen Condon landed two points with Barry Johnson replying from a sideline.

The Rovers’ goal came in the fifth minute when John O’Sullivan netted while Thomas Condon was outstanding at centre-back.

Some well-taken points by Condon were followed by a Seamus Roche point for Ballyhooly as the winners led 1-4 to 0-2.

Condon and Johnson exchanged frees before Kevin Kiely placed his brother Denis for a goal.

Condon added three more frees before the break while Johnson and Darragh O’Reilly were on target for Ballyhooly to leave it 1-8 to 1-5 at half-time.

On the restart Condon (3) and John O’Sullivan added points, with Dylan Collins placing Barry Johnson for a nice score, 1-12 to 1-6.

Rovers pushed seven points up before good play by Jack Coughlan led to a John O’Sullivan point.

Ballyhooly improved greatly in the last quarter. Former Bride Rovers hurler Johnson pointed and followed with a great goal. Game on, 1-15 to 2-8.

The momentum was with Ballyhooly in the closing moments. They had two frees and struck the crossbar in the dying moments but Harbour Rovers survived.

Scorers for Harbour Rovers: S Condon 0-13 (0-9 f), J O’Sullivan 1-2.

Ballyhooly: B Johnson 1-8 (0-6 f, 0-1 sl), D Kiely 1-0, Darragh O’Reilly, S Roche 0-1 each

HARBOUR ROVERS: D O’Sullivan; B O’Keeffe, B Gallagher, P Blackburne; E O’Donoghue, T Condon, J Coughlan; P Condon, D Pyne; S Dunne, J Fitzgibbon, P Hannon; S Condon, S O’Riordan, J O’Sullivan.

Subs: S Finn for S Dunne, D Gallagher for P Blackburne.

BALLYHOOLY: P O’Connor; P Aherne, C O’Keeffe, D O’Brien; D O’Reilly, S Linehan, E Buckley; D Linehan, S Roche; J O’Connor, B Johnson, K Kiely; F O’Connell, D Kiely, D Collins.

Subs: F Linehan for J O’Connor, J Mehigan for F O’Connell, S Murphy for D Collins.

Referee: Ciarán O’Regan (Ballyhea).

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