Rosscarbery are top of the football league while Kanturk record their first hurling win at senior level

CARBERY Rangers moved into sole ownership of the Rochestown Park Hotel Division 1 FL as they recorded a 1-9 to 1-7 win over O’Donovan Rossa in Skibbereen yesterday.

Leading by 0-6 to 0-3 at half-time, the Rosscarbery club fell behind as Thomas Hegarty netted for the home side early in the second half but Chris O’Donovan’s goal put the 2016 county champions back in front and they held the lead to the end. John O’Rourke and James Fitzpatrick featured heavily among the scorers for Ross.

St Finbarr’s are second, a point behind Ross, after they won 4-7 to 2-10 away to Valley Rovers on Saturday. Steven Sherlock scored 1-5 for the Barrs, with the other goals coming from Enda Dennehy, Cian Walsh and Eoghan McGreevey, while Kevin Canty and John Cottrell raised green flags for the Innishannon side.

Also on Saturday, Mallow’s tally of 1-17 was matched by the 2-14 of visitors Cill na Martra, who scored three late points to level. Denis Hayes got the Mallow goal with Cill na Martra’s coming from Shane Ó Duinnín and Tadhg Ó Corcora.

Erin’s Own moved to the top of the RedFM SHL on Thursday as they drew away to St Finbarr’s, 2-16 to 4-10 the final score in Togher. In the other game that evening, Blackrock got their first win, 2-21 to 2-15 against Ballymartle.

There were three games on Saturday, with Matthew Murphy getting the goal as KIlleagh beat Ballyhea by 1-13 to 0-13. Eoghan Keniry, Gary Leahy and Dinny Walsh all made their presence felt on the scoreboard for the East Cork side.

Cork star Tim O’Mahony got two goals with Jamie Coughlan getting the other as Newtownshandrum had a 3-23 to 1-15 win over Midleton, for whom Seán O’Meara scored 1-2 with Cormac Walsh contributing eight points.

Kanturk had their first win in senior hurling as they triumphed by 4-18 to 1-22 away to Carrigtwohill, the goals coming from James Fitzpatrick (two), Liam O’Keeffe and Aidan Walsh.

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