IT’S that time of the year for junior clubs to showcase their talents in the various divisional finals.
The Beara football decider is on in Adrigole on Sunday at 4pm with Garnish aiming to complete an historic four-in-a-row against Urhan.
The game will be broadcast live on BereIsland Community Radio Facebook page.
And the man-of-the-match award, sponsored by Glenview Heating, is another important element of the big day.
The losers will have the consolation of still being part of the county championship which has the beaten divisional finalists, along with the winners, in contention.
Meanwhile, Knocknagree, one of the fancies for the county intermediate football championship, will be expected to march into the quarter-finals, when they meet Ballinora in Clondrohid on Sunday at 3pm.
They were well represented in the Duhallow side, which overcame Carrigaline in the senior championship a week ago, ranging from keeper Patrick Doyle to corner-forward John Fintan Daly.
In between Knocknagree had All-Ireland U20 winner, Michael Mahoney, at corner-back, Kealan Buckley at wing-back and Cork senior Eoghan McSweeney and Fintan O’Connor in attack.
Ballinora, who were well beaten by Rockchapel in round 1, bounced back to defeat Adrigole by 1-11 to 1-8 with Ben Ahern contributing 0-7 and James Keohane the all-important goal.
There’s another interesting round 3 tie in Ballyclough also on Sunday at 3pm with Rockchapel and Glanworth squaring up.
Full-back Eamonn O’Callaghan and full-forward Seamus Hickey were also part of the Duhallow team a week ago and are clearly highly influential figures.
Liam Collins (2), Jack Curtin and Hickey got among the goals against Ballinora, Rockchapel striking early to lead by 3-4 to 0-3 at the break.
Glanworth recorded a surprise 1-13 to 0-11 win over a St Finbarr’s second string which enjoyed a protracted run in last year’s championship.
Shane O’Riordan’s prolific points-scoring with the oval ball is well documented and the Highfield player showed he’s just as accomplished with the round version, helping himself to 0-7.
County junior champions, Dromtarriffe, await the winners of the round 2 game between Glenville and Mitchelstown in Ballyhooly on Sunday at 2pm.
Glenville lost to Mayfield by 1-15 to 2-9 in round 1, when Mitchelstown were on the wrong end of a 2-8 to 1-8 score line against Aghabullogue.
Cathal O’Mahony, an U21 winner, is key for the Town.