Carbery Rangers and Nemo show their class as SFC race hots up

Carbery Rangers and Nemo show their class as SFC race hots up
Carbery Rangers' Kevin MacMahon slips the tackle of Ballincollig's Paddy Kelly. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

HOLDERS Nemo Rangers still await the identity of their county senior football championship quarter-final opponents after Castlehaven and CIT, the 4/1 outsiders, played out a thrilling 0-21 each draw last night.

Earlier, the favourites underlined their top billing with a thumping 4-16 to 0-13 win over O’Donovan Rossa, when Paul Kerrigan and Luke Connolly were among the goal scorers.

Nemo Rangers' Jack Horgan in action against O'Donovan Rossa. Picture: Gavin Browne
Nemo Rangers' Jack Horgan in action against O'Donovan Rossa. Picture: Gavin Browne

On the same side of the draw, Valley Rovers proved too strong for Clyda Rovers, winning by 1-16 to 0-8, to set-up a last-eight date with Duhallow, who struggled in a 1-12 to 0-8 victory over St Nick’s.

St Finbarr’s, last season’s beaten finalists after a replay, scored three goals from Stephen Sherlock, Ian Maguire and Cillian Myers-Murray in their 3-11 to 1-11 win over battling Mallow.

The Barrs meet city rivals, Douglas, who saw off the challenge of Carrigaline in a novel tie between the neighbouring parishes.

First-half goals from Mark Dolan and Brian Collins helped Douglas to a 2-7 to 0-8 triumph.

West Cork rivals, Carbery Rangers and Clonakilty square-up for a second time, having also clashed in the round 1, when the Rosscarbery club won by three points.

Both were in action in Bandon yesterday when Ross defeated Ballincollig by 0-15 to 1-8 and Clon overwhelmed Bishopstown by 1-11 to 0-7 despite playing over half the game with 14 men.

Quarter-final draw: St Finbarr’s v Douglas; Carbery Rangers v Clonakilty; Duhallow v Valley Rovers; Nemo Rangers v Castlehaven or CIT. 

Games to be played on September 22-23.

Castlehaven's Michael Hurley takes on CIT's Niall Donohue. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Castlehaven's Michael Hurley takes on CIT's Niall Donohue. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

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