AN injury to Brian O’Driscoll tempered Caheragh’s 4-12 to 0-7 victory over Ilen Rovers' second team in a Rowa/Rowex Pharma sponsored South West JAFC first round game in Leap.
The Cork and Carbery senior player limped off with a suspected hamstring problem nearing the end of the encounter making him a doubtful starter for his division, who face Ilen's first team in an upcoming SFC replay, and his county in upcoming games. The Rebels will face Waterford in the Munster championship opener at the end of May, but are now likely to be without O'Driscoll, who recently returned from a shoulder injury.
Despite missing a penalty O’Driscoll had played a key role in his team’s triumph against Ilen, who had got to within five points before Colm O’Driscoll slotted home Cáheragh’s second goal on the three-quarter mark.
Colm O'Driscoll finished with a haul of 3-4 from play at centre-forward, Brian struck 0-3 and their other brother Kevin chipped in with two points.
Ilen Rovers had Kevin O'Sullivan available, as he had missed their SFC draw with Carbery due to his honeymoon.