A LATE Darragh Cahalane point was enough to see Castlehaven squeeze past Clonakilty, 0-14 to 0-13, in their Cork SFC round one game at Rosscarbery.
Clon, under new manager Paul Holland this season, had led 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time, and in a nip-and-tuck second half, points from Mark Collins (3), Michael Hurley, Seanie Cahalane, Shane Nolan (2) and Conor Cahalane helped James McCarthy’s side into Round 2A where CIT await.
Meanwhile, Beara were well beaten by St Finbarr’s in Bantry, 1-17 to 1-7, and next up for Beara in Round 2B are Ballincollig following their defeat on Saturday night. Conor Lowney scored Beara's goal.
Bishopstown showed that goals do win games after they beat 2014 champions Ballincollig 3-8 to 0-13, having scored three first-half goals. Denis Crowley scored two goals and Daniel O'Donovan helped himself to the other.
Muskerry got their campaign off to a convincing 2-13 to 0-8 win against Aghada at Caherlag. Muskerry had led 2-7 to 0-2 at the break, thanks to goals from Daniel Goulding and Kevin Hallissey.
Dohenys’ poor start to the season continued when they went down 0-14 to 1-6 against Douglas. Barry O’Donovan scored a goal eight minutes from time for the Dunmanway side, but by then they trailed 0-12 to 0-4.
Only one first round game is left to be played – Valleys v Avondhu on Sunday – and the Round 2A and 2B draws are almost complete.
Round 2A (Winners from Round 1)
Carbery v St Finbarr’s
Carrigaline v Valley Rovers/Avondhu
UCC v Bishopstown
Douglas v Carbery Rangers
CIT v Castlehaven
Muskerry v Nemo Rangers
Round 2B (Losers from Preliminary Round and Round 1)
Ilen Rovers v Dohenys
Clonakilty v St Nicholas
Ballincollig v Beara
Duhallow v Seandun
Valley Rovers/Avondhu v O'Donovan Rossa
Aghada v Newcestown
Clyda Rovers – a bye