O’Donovan Rossa 1-16
Bantry Blues 0-19
(Rossas won 3-0 on penalties aet)
TOM LYONS REPORTS
O’DONOVAN Rossa have advanced to the third round of the 2020 county junior B hurling championship after a controversial win against Bantry Blues in Skibbereen on Thursday night.
Late in extra time, Bantry Blues’ Tim Foley had a long-range free for what he and Bantry believed – and this reporter, according to notes kept – was to win the game as the teams were level, but the referee had Rossas one point in front, 1-16 to 0-18.
The referee, after consulting with his umpires, stood his ground and when Foley converted the free, the game was declared a draw, 1-16 to 0-19.
It went to a penalty shoot-out that the Skibbereen team won 3-0 thanks to great strikes from Alan Foley, Flor Crowley and Conor Long.
So, it’s O’Donovan Rossa that advances, but Bantry will feel hard done by here.
- See next week’s Southern Star for the full report.