Noel Dempsey wins a thriller at Ballydehob
CARBERYS Junior C championship took precedent in the region last week with quarter-final and semi-final rounds going ahead at Ballydehob and Caheragh.
Leading contenders, Noel Dempsey and David Shannon fought a thrilling duel at Ballydehob on Wednesday. After a very close opening half to the 'cottage' Dempsey forged into a 70 metre lead at the three-quarter stage. Former underage champion, Shannon, was bowling with exceptional power and two big shots wiped out Dempsey's lead and it was the Skibb man who led for the final exchanges.
Dempsey won it with a fine last effort that Shannon, a shade unluckily, missed by a few metres.
Into the junior C final is Patrick O'Sullivan, Leap, after he finished strongly to deny Kevin Coughlan at Caheragh on Sunday last.
Michael Bohane's great run in the intermediate championship ended at the semi-final stage at Grange on Saturday. Donal O'Riordan's brilliant late salvo wiped out the Carbery man's early lead and won him a place in Saturday's decider at Derrinesafa. Michelle Ryan had no luck either in the girls' U18 championship, narrowly losing out to Lisa Hegarty, the South-West winner, at Drinagh.
In U18 boys' Carbery's Darren Shannon advanced in the county rounds with a hard earned win over James Lordan (West Cork) at Kildee.
James Nagle is in the final of Carbery's Novice A championship. The youthful Ross player overcame Joe O'Brien at Cahermore on Friday evening and will play the winner of John Nagle/Con O'Sullivan in the decider. Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, also from Rosscarbery, will contest the novice B final with DD Carroll. Both scored semi-final wins at Schull at the weekend.
Fitzpatrick availed of a few errors by competition favourite, Jerry Crowley, to edge their Saturday evening clash while Carroll won by a bowl from last year's C winner Brian O'Mahony. In the novice C championship, Patie O'Sullivan advanced to a quarter-final meeting with Joseph O'Mahony after his win over John Shanahan at Caheragh, while in novice D, Brian McCarthy, Kevin Bohane and Aidan Shannon are through to the next round.
Mairead O'Driscoll won the Carbery girls' U16 final at Bauravilla on Monday evening. In an evenly matched decider, O'Driscoll just edged out fellow Castlehaven rival Catherine O'Brien.In tournament action Christy Mullins defeated Gary Daly in an exciting finish to their Paddy Barry Cup clash at Rosscarbery on Thursday and John O'Rourke won on Wednesday from Jerry Gibbons in the Tim White Cup. Sean O'Riordan is first through to the semi-final of the Reenascreena Junior C/Novice 1 tournament after coming from over a bowl down to defeat Liam Hurley on Sunday morning last.
The quarter-final draws for the Novice C championship are as follows: Patie O'Sullivan v Joseph O'Mahony at Ballydehob; Charlie O'Neill v Michael O'Rourke or Brian McCarthy; Brian O'Regan v Aidan Hayes or Oliver McCarthy; Shane McCarthy or Liam Hodnett v Martin Coughlan.
The semi-finals of Novice D both at Reenascreena are as follows: Aidan Shannon v Tim Joe O'Mahony or Kevin Bohane; Brian McCarthy or Corneilus O'Mahony v Darren O'Brien or Pat Burke, Caheragh.
County championships: Munster intermediate semi-final, Grange: Saturday 18th; Donal O'Riordan defeated Michael Bohane one bowl for €3,700; girls' U18 quarter-final, Drinagh, Tuesday 14th, Lisa Hegarty (South-West) defeated Michelle Ryan (Carbery) last shot.
Boys' U18 quarter-final, Kildee: Sunday 19th, Darren Shannon (Carbery) defeated James Lordan (West Cork) last shot.
Vintage championship, Enniskeane: Tuesday 14th, Oliver Searls defeated Liam O'Driscoll last shot for €800.
Boys' U12 final, Bauravilla: Friday 17th, Dylan O'Driscoll (South-West) defeated Michael Nyhan (Carbery) last shot.
Junior C quarter-final, Ballydehob: Wednesday 15th, Noel Dempsey defeated David Shannon last shot for €3,200; semi-final at Caheragh, Sunday 19th, Patrick O'Sullivan defeated Kevin Coughlan last shot.
Novice A, semi-final, Rosscarbery: Friday 17th, James Nagle defeated Joe O'Brien last shot for €2,000.
Novice B, semi-finals at Schull: Saturday, Jeremiah Fitzpatrick defeated Jerry Crowley last shot; Sunday, DD Carroll defeated Brian O'Mahony one bowl.
Novice C, third round, Caheragh: Friday, Patie O'Sullivan defeated John Shanahan last shot for €900.
Novice D, Caheragh: Brian McCarthy defeated Humphrey O'Sullivan last shot; Ballydehob: Aidan Shannon defeated John Daniel Sheehan one bowl for €560.
Girls' U16, Bauravilla: Monday 20th, Mairead O'Driscoll won from Catherine O'Brien.
Rosscarbery: Wednesday, Tim White Cup, junior tournament, John O'Rourke defeated Gerry Gibbons one bowl for €5,200; return score, Emma Fitzpatrick defeated Marie Noonan last shot for €1,800. Thursday, Paddy Barry Cup, senior tournament quarter-final, Christy Mullins defeated Gary Daly last shot for €9,400; return score, Flor Crowley defeated Brian O'Mahony two bowls for €1,800; Friday, Fergal Beamish defeated Donal Crowley last shot for 800.
Reenascreena: Junior C/Novice 1 tournament quarter-final, Sean O'Riordan defeated Liam Hurley last shot for €1,200.
Drimoleague: Friday, novice tournament, Alan Keane defeated Mike O'Regan one bowl for €1,100.
The Pike: Tuesday, Ethan De Burca defeated James Hayes last shot for €500.
Shannonvale: Friday, David Hubbard defeated Brian Wilmot one bowl for €3,400; return score, Declan O'Mahony defeated Tom Browne last shot for €2,000; Tuesday, Anthony Broderick defeated Alan Butler two bowls for €1,440.
Drinagh: Monday 13th, junior A tournament, Dec O'Donovan defeated Tim Young last shot for €2,800; return score, Muiris Buttimer defeated Tim Cahalane one bowl for €2,600; Friday, Novice D, Jimmy O'Farrell defeated Bertie Poole one bowl for €1,000; Owen Murphy defeated JC Daly one bowl for €2,100.
Grange: Saturday, John O'Leary defeated John Butler one bowl for €1,000.
Schull: Sunday, Pascal McCarthy defeated Tim Joe O'Mahony last shot for €700, Saturday, Patrick O'Sullivan defeated Willie McCarthy last shot for €560.
Ballydehob: doubles, Corneilus O'Mahony/Connie Bowen defeated Vincent Goggin/Brian O'Regan last shot for €600.
Togher Cross: Barry O'Donovan defeated Eugene Daly last shot.
Kildee: Sunday, Denis Whooley defeated Pat Daly last shot for €1,100.
Ballydehob: Monday 20th, Colm Dwyer defeated Ethan De Burca last shot for €960.
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