The clinical free-taking of Conor Fitzgerald had Carrigaline in charge at the break having played with a strong wind, 0-9 to 0-4, while it was 1-9 to 0-6 early in the second half after a Fionn Herlihy goal. Points from Lenihan, O’Donoghue and Kelleher trimmed the gap before O’Donoghue rose high to catch and bury the ball past Billy Ronan to level the game.
They sealed the deal when Kelleher won possession under pressure and fed O’Connell on the 45. The Ballincollig attacker took off past three defenders and drilled home.
While BCS has a small pick, there was a great spread in clubs represented in the starting 15: Ballincollig, Inniscarra, Éire Óg, Cloughduv, Valley Rovers and Gleann na Laoi. A number of those hurlers were involved when the Ballincollig school won a historic Munster U16.5 trophy in 2017.