SAHC County previews: everything to play between Kanturk and Fermoy
Buttevant 2 p.m.
Kanturk made a strong statement of intent to return Bandon in their opener, a complete and competent display where the Duhallows became a much more organized and ruthless force when it was necessary to fend off the best intentions of aggressive opponents.
Above all, Alan Walsh’s goal confirmed the destination of the booty in favor of Kanturk, led by Lorcán McLoughlin, Darrwen Browne and the Walshs.
Meanwhile, a draw emerged of a fair result when Kanturk and Blarney failed to part ways. Despite a goal from Colin Walsh early in the second half, the two clashed for most of the hour and few were able to dispute the result.
After losing to Blarney, Fermoy secured a vital victory over Bandon, the result reigniting their interest. Key for Fermoy, Jake Carr’s accuracy from placed balls emerged as one of the strengths, well supported by Martin Brennan and team captain Brian O’Sullivan.
There is a lot at stake here, Kanturk is better placed in the table with three points. At least Fermoy seems safe from relegation, a win will gain a quarterfinal position and with little to lose and a lot to gain, expect a fierce battle although Kanturk is desired.
Blarney vs. Bandon
Sunday 10 October
Inniscarra 2 p.m.
Bandon is not in the running, but is likely to face relegation prospects if he fails here. Above all, the western part of Cork was unable to cope with the relentless power unleashed by Kanturk and Fermoy.
Blarney as the reigning Premier IHC winners quickly adapted to life in the upper ranks, overtaking Fermoy with impressive midfielders Mark Coleman and Denis McSweeney as Shane Barrett, Pádraig Power and Declan Hanlon made an impression. in attack.
Next time around Kanturk provided tougher opposition and a late equalizer from Power forced the stalemate, given the tight circumstances a draw emerged a fair and acceptable result for Blarney.
Expect Bandon to fight to the end to fight relegation, but Blarney has the confidence to cross the line.
Verdict: Sales pitch
Ballyhea vs. Ballymartle
Sunday 10 October
Chat 4 p.m.
Ballyhea is really pissed off, no wins have been recorded and a big negative score difference makes him a must win if they are to avoid relegation fears.
Simply, they had no response posed by Bride Rovers with the North Cork side relying on points to Luke Crowley, Maurice O’Sullivan and John Morrissey. An improvement showing yet another loss to Mallow after a plethora of missed opportunities leaves Ballyhea at the bottom of the table.
For Ballymartle they go big guns, Darren McCarthy, Luke O’Callaghan and Shane Cummins will look to repeat their scoring exploits after a big win over Mallow.
However, Ballymartle passed a reality check against Bride Rovers, dropping a point in a 45-minute game delay due to injury and Ballymartle operated in the second half with 14 players.
The form suggests that Ballymartle is able to return to the victory path, but a combat reaction from Ballyhea is suspected.
Bride Rovers vs. Mauve
Sunday 10 October
Castletownroche 4 p.m.
As a statement of intent, the top Bride Rovers scored big hits with an unexpected 16-point victory over Ballyhea.
With Brian Roche a stabilizing influence at center-back, they dominated from start to finish and impressed in their use of the ball, pushing it through the lines to create space and time for a wide range of players so that the scoreboard keeps spinning.
Not as convincing in Game 2, but Rathcormac’s men pushed Ballymartle away to collect the two points. For Mallow, an uncomfortable outing against Ballymartle only to get back against Ballyhea, their reluctance to fall twice in a row proved to be an incentive.
The North Cork clash narrowed to small margins, with Mallow grateful to the main talisman Aaron Sheehan and the exploits of goalkeeper Podge Buckley who included the saving of a penalty.
Mallow will be encouraged by their determined manner and if more of the same follows here, a much needed follow-up victory can materialize.