Ballyhea v Sarsfields 

Ballyhea face Sars next Sunday in the first round of the Cork County senior hurling c'ship at Fermoy with a 4.00 throw in . Ballyhea have a good league campaign currently in 5th place while Sarsfields are also going well on top of the league at the moment .This is the 5th meeting in the c'ship between the clubs . The last meeting was in 2001 on the 5th of August in the third round at Castletownroche. Two late points secured victory for the East Cork lads 1-15 to 1-13 . Ballyhea line out was Olly Morrissey , Noel Hanley , Ray Ronan , Stephen Dennehy , Sean Curtin , Aidan O'Connor Timmy Shanahan , Aidan Crowley, Eamon Morrissey , Jonathan O'Sullivan , Neil Ronan (0-10) , Diarmuid O'Riordan , Darren Ronan (1-1), Ian Ronan (0-2), Conor O'Riordan .

The sides also met in the first round on the 20th June 1999 with Ballyhea  winning a tempestuous encounter 1-11 to 1-9 at Fermoy . The team was Olly Morrissey , Stephen Dennehy ,Ray Ronan , Noel Hanley , Sean Curtin (0-1), Johnny O'Callaghan (0-2), Eamon Morrissey , Aidan Crowley , Johnny O'Sullivan, Ian Ronan (0-2), Neil Ronan (0-3), Alec Morrissey , Ian Curtin (0-1), Mikey O'Callaghan , Darren Ronan (1-0). Subs used: Diarmuid O'Riordan (0-2), John Mortell .

The sides first c'ship meeting was in 1984 when the sides drew 0-13 to 1-10 in the county semi final at Pairc ui Chaoimh on the 16th of September 1984. The replay was 6 days later at the same venue where Ballyhea triumphed 5-8 to 2-8. The line out both days was David O'Keeffe , Mossie O'Sullivan , Mike Morrissey , Neil Ronan , Phil Ryan , Jack Russell , Johnny O'Callaghan, Connie Brassil , Liam O'Connor , Alec Morrissey , Diarmuid O'Flynn, Ger O'Connor , Dave Ryan , Dom Hanley , Willie Shanahan . Sub used : Liam O'Halloran .

The referee for next Sundays game is Joe Larkin . The game is preceded by the premier intermediate c'ship clash  between Mallow and Cloyne at 2.00. Ballyhea are captained by Maurice O'Sullivan and  have prepared well under Sean Curtin , Jimmy Quilty , Adrian Gilligan and Eamon Morrissey . Best of luck to all involved Sunday .


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