Hat-trick hero Myers leads the way for Sars on exciting weekend of club action

Hat-trick hero Myers leads the way for Sars on exciting weekend of club action
Sarsfields' Aaron Myers celebrates after scoring a goal. Picture: Gavin Browne

THERE were a number of outstanding individual performances in the various Cork County hurling and football championships over the weekend.

The scoring honours certainly went to young Sarsfields player Aaron Myers who banged in a hat-trick of goals for his team in their emphatic victory over Duhallow in the SHC.

For good measure, he also secured three points in a highly impressive display.

Cork star Danny Kearney was in fine form too for the Riverstown club and he contributed three points over the course of the hour.

Another Cork star, Seamus Harnedy was in sublime form for Imokilly in their 10 point victory over UCC.

Imokilly's Seamus Harnedy about to strike the ball against UCC. Picture: Gavin Browne
Imokilly's Seamus Harnedy about to strike the ball against UCC. Picture: Gavin Browne

The St Ita’s club man posted 1-5 from open play as the East Cork divisional unit sent out another emphatic message that they must be considered serious title contenders.

Cork panellist, Brian Lawton from Castlemartyr hit three, fine points in that game as well with Fr O’Neill’s duo, Mark O’Keeffe and Billy Dunne matching that tally.

The big talking point in the Cork County SFC was the display of Valley Rovers in their eight-point victory over Ballincollig.

The Innishannon club were very impressive and Ballincollig, without Ciaran O’Sullivan and John Miskella, could have no complaints at the end.

Billy Crowley delivered 1-2 for the Rovers with Fiachra Lynch posting five points as they secured their place in round four of the competition.

Kevin Browne and Paddy Kelly, Ballincollig close down half-back David Lynch, Valley Rovers. Picture: Larry Cummins
Kevin Browne and Paddy Kelly, Ballincollig close down half-back David Lynch, Valley Rovers. Picture: Larry Cummins

However, the main focus of attention in the SFC was the performance of Sean O’Donovan for Ilen Rovers against St Nicholas.

The young full-forward gave an exhibition of point taking at its very best and he ended the game with a haul of 10 points from open play.

Every one of that tally was superbly executed and maybe his display will have come to the attention of the Cork selectors.

Ilen were convincing winners of that game and they now go forward to round three.

Meanwhile, in the Cork County IHC, there were fine wins for Blackrock, Kilbrittain and Ballinhassig over Eire Og, Barryroe and Ballinhassig respectively.

Meanwhile, Clare are into their first Munster SHC final since 2008 after seeing off the challenge of Limerick in Thurles yesterday.

The scoring heroes for the Banner County were Shane O'Donnell with 2-2 and Conor McGrath with 1-3.

Surprisingly, star player Tony Kelly was held scoreless over the 70 minutes and he also drove a penalty wide in the final minutes.

Only 19,000 turned up at Semple Stadium for the clash of the near neighbours which was 11,000 down on the meeting between Cork and Tipperary.

However, it's anticipated that a crowd in excess of 35,000 will be present for the second semi-final next Sunday week between Cork and Waterford.

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