SFC draw: Carbery Rangers must face Haven while Ballincollig await the Barrs if they get past CIT

SFC draw: Carbery Rangers must face Haven while Ballincollig await the Barrs if they get past CIT
Castlehaven's Chris Hayes is tackled by Carbery's Shane O'Neill. Picture Eddie O'Hare

ST FINBARR’S were handed even more incentive going into their county senior football championship round 4 tie against CIT at Páirc Uí Rinn Tuesday evening, throw-in, 7.30pm.

That’s because the quarter-final draw has thrown up the possibility of a first-round re-match with the 2014 champions, Ballincollig, who inflicted a 13-point defeat on the Togher club in round 1 back in April.

Ballincollig's Patrick Kelly and Carrigaline's David Griffin keep their eyes on a high ball. Picture: Howard Crowdy
Ballincollig's Patrick Kelly and Carrigaline's David Griffin keep their eyes on a high ball. Picture: Howard Crowdy

The Barrs recovered from that 3-17 to 1-10 trouncing to overcome Newcestown and Bishopstown while the students shocked Douglas with a late 1-4 to win by a point.

Holders, Carbery Rangers, face a mouth-watering west Cork derby with Castlehaven, two clubs who received byes to the round of last-eight.

The winners here take on the outcome of the Ballincollig/’Barr’s/CIT games in the semi-finals.

On the other side of the draw, Valley Rovers, who’ve already accounted for Ballincollig, last season’s beaten finalists, and Avondhu, who reached the semis, take on Duhallow in a novel tie.

Favourites, Nemo Rangers, who top the betting at 2/1, face an intriguing game against UCC, who usually improve the longer they remain in the competition.

The quarter-final draw is: (A) Carbery Rangers v Castlehaven; (B) Ballincollig v St Finbarr’s or CIT: (C) Valley Rovers v Duhallow; (D) Nemo Rangers v UCC. Semi-finals: Winners A v winners B, winners C v winners D.

Stephen Sherlock, St Finbarr's, battles Eoin Byrne, Bishopstown.Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Stephen Sherlock, St Finbarr's, battles Eoin Byrne, Bishopstown.Picture: Jim Coughlan.

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