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Rockies Beat The Glen To End Famine In Barnstorming Cork Hurling Final

Rockies Beat The Glen To End Famine In Barnstorming Cork Hurling Final

Blackrock won their first Cork senior hurling title since 2002 on Sunday.

The Rockies beat city rivals Glen Rovers by eight points after extra-time in a game which saw a total of 8-44 put on the scoreboard in windy conditions at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The game finished level after 60 minutes, Blackrock scoring 1-20 to the Glen's 3-14.

In the first period of extra-time, Blackrock raced away from their opponents, hitting 2-4 to lead by 10 at one stage. However, Glen Rovers hit back in the second ten minutes, closing the gap to three points.

Blackrock substitute Robbie Cotter - scorer of 2-2 in all - scored his second goal of the game to end the fightback.

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It was a game which featured some immense scores in testing conditions. Simon Kennefick's goal early in the second half, following a great run by Stephen McDonnell, was the pick of the scores which raised the green flag.

In the 62nd minute, with Glen Rovers lead by a point and Blackrock desperately in need of an equaliser, Tadhg Deasy hit a sensational sideline cut to level the game.

After over 80 minutes minutes of play, the game finished Blackrock 4-26, Glen Rover 4-18.

Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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