BY DENIS HURLEY
THE top four places in the Rochestown Park Hotel FL Division 1 are occupied by Carbery clubs after the latest set of games. Castlehaven and Clonakilty are in a share of the lead on ten points, having played six and eight games respectively, with Ilen Rovers and Carbery Rangers just a point behind after recent wins.
Ross ended Clon’s four-game winning run as they recorded a 1-11 to 1-8 win at Ahamilla. While Ian Falvey netted for the hosts early on, John Hayes responded for the visitors, who led by 1-7 to 1-4 at half-time. Former Cork star Hayes finished with 1-6 in all.
That result enabled the Haven to move into joint-top spot as they beat Naomh Abán by 2-12 to 1-11 on Sunday. Chris Hayes and Conor Cahalane both netted for James McCarthy’s side, who pulled away in the second half after going in level at half-time. Seanie Cahalane, Stephen Hurley, Darragh Cahalane and Shane Nolan were all among the points.
Also on Sunday, Ilen bounced back from their loss to Clon to win 1-10 to 0-10 away to Clyda Rovers. Losing by 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time, they responded well, with Cian O’Driscoll getting a second-half goal while Kevin O’Sullivan, Conor Harrington, Sean O’Donovan and David Coughlan all kicked points.
A last-gasp point from Cian Healy gave Newcestown a 0-14 to 0-13 win over O’Donovan Rossa, in a game where Tadhg Twomey, Mark Kelly and Carthach Keane all showed up well for the winners.
Elsewhere, St Finbarr’s were too strong for Douglas, winning by 3-9 to 0-2. Jack Horgan got Nemo Rangers’ goal in the 1-20 to 0-8 win over Bishopstown.