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Carbery Rangers advance after extra-time win over Castlehaven

Saturday, 17th August, 2019 9:06pm

Story by Con Downing
Carbery Rangers advance after extra-time win over Castlehaven

Carbery Rangers on the attack against Castlehaven.

CARBERY RANGERS 2-17

CASTLEHAVEN 1-18

(after extra time)

CARBERY Rangers emerged victorious in the big West Cork senior football derby at O'Donovan Rossa Park in Skibbereen this evening.

Carbery Rangers and Castlehaven - both with high hopes of winning the Cork county senior football championship - met in ideal conditions and, after a keenly-fought encounter which went to extra time, Rangers prevailed on a score of 2-17 (23 points) to 1-18 (21).

Playing with the wind, Carbery Rangers dominated the first half and went in at the break comfortably ahead by 2-7 to 0-6. However, Castlehaven scored seven points, without reply, in the first 11 minutes of the second half to draw level and the lead changed hands with the Haven coming from a behind to level the game at full-time: Carbery Rangers 2-12, Castlehaven 1-5.

After the two periods of extra time, with daylight fading, it was the men from Rosscarbery who prevailed on a two-point winning margin. The winners go on to play St Finbarr’s in the next round of the championship this coming weekend

Meanwhile, also in the senior championship on Saturday evening, Dohenys took on the might of Nemo Rangers at Brinny and put it up to their illustrious opponents, in the second half in particular, losing out in the end by just 1-14 to 1-9.

For full match reports, analysis and reaction, make sure of your copy of next week's 'Southern Star' in the shops from Thursday morning, August 22nd.