THE pressure is now off Dohenys in this year’s Cork SFC, explained selector Stephen Mohan, following their first-round win against Aghada, 1-11 to 0-10, in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday night.
‘This win means so much to us, because it takes the pressure off big time, and we can enjoy the rest of the championship now wherever it takes us,’ Mohan remarked.
Dohenys trailed 0-6 to 0-5 at the break, having been four behind at one stage of the first half, but points from Mark Quinn, Jamie Carroll and Denis Healy were followed by a Daniel O’Donovan goal that moved the West Cork men 1-8 to 0-8 in front after 45 minutes. They didn’t look back after this, with Donal Rice a key man at centre back.
Having survived last year’s relegation final, Dohenys are now safely into the fourth round.
There wasn’t such luck for Ilen Rovers who were defeated 1-18 to 0-10 against Nemo Rangers in their first-round match on Saturday.
See Thursday’s Southern Star for full reports and reaction from the opening round of the Cork SFC.