Ballyhea made  the long journey to east Cork this evening a fruitful one to defeat the home side in impressive fashion . Midleton started well and surged in to a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after only 5 minutes . Ballyhea though responded well and when Eugene O'Learys shot came back off the upright Maurice O'Sullivan was on hand to finish . At the end of the first 1/4 Midleton still led by 2 points 1-5 to 1-3. Ballyhea finished the half well and points from Pa O'Callaghan and Maurice O'Sullivan had us 1 ahead at half time 1-9 to 1-8. The North Cork magpies came out in the second half in terrific form with 6 points in ten minutes to lead 1-15 to 1-9. Ballyhea never let up with some fine points and Pa O'Callaghan put the seal on a fine team performance  with a brilliant goal  two minutes  from the end . In injury time Midleton were awarded a penalty but Mikey Browne did well to save and deny the home side a late consolation . Ballyhea's last league victory in Midleton was in 1998 on a 1-12 to 1-10 score line.

Scorers : 

Pa O'Callaghan 1-13 (0-8 frees ), Maurice O'Sullivan 1-6, John Morrissey 0-3 , Eugene O'Leary 0-1.

Team :

Mikey Browne , Adam Barrett , Micheal Morrissey , Barry Coleman , Jonathan McCarthy, Liam O'Connor, Luke Hanley , Dean Copps , John Morrissey , Pa O'Callaghan , Gavin Morrissey , Jamie Copps , Tom Hanley , Maurice O'Sullivan , Eugene O'Leary .

Subs : Sean O'Kelly (used ), Trevor O'Sullivan (used ), Kevin Copps (used ), William Carroll (used ), Thomas Foley (used ), David O'Riordan , James O'Leary, Mikey Mortell , Eamon O'Sullivan, Aaron Curtin .


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