Ballyhegan beat Lissummon to reach last four

Ballyhegan 2-12 Lissummon 1-9

Ballyhegan booked their spot in the last four of the Junior Championship with an extra time victory over Lissummon.

A late Lissummon goal dragged the game into addition time, but Ballyhegan took over to earn the win.

Lissummon got things up and running with the opening two scores of the day. Steven Matthews popped over a free before Colin McEneaney.

Ballyhegan shot ahead moments later however as James McCormack, the top scorer in the JFC, rattled the net.

The lead changed hands again though in the next few minutes as Lissummon knocked over a brace of points.

Darren Hughes and Shea Trainor split the posts before Kevin McCann tied things up for Ballyhegan.

Chris McDonald and McCormack then raised further white flags for the Davitts as they stretched their lead.

Scores from Shane Mackle and Matthews were matched scores from James McKeever and McDonald.

Mackle and captain Peter Quinn slotted over scores to level matters at half time. That left the score at the interval 1-5 to 0-8.

Ballyhegan tagged on two scores after the turnaround through McKeever and Michael Hamill.

Michael Robinson and McCormack exchanged efforts while a super score from Peter McGrane but Ballyhegan three up.

But Lissummon stayed in touch and got their reward. A high catch in the box from Quinn was fed to Tom O’Hagan, who expertly buried the ball to the net.

That saw the sides finish level after 60 minutes of play, 1-9 apiece, with extra time required to decide a winner.

McCormack slotted over the first and only score of the first half of extra time, to give Ballyhegan the lead.

Jamie McKenna knocked over another point after the turnaround before McCann put them three ahead.

McCormack then sped through on goal, but the ball spilled to John Doherty who tapped home to an empty net.

Photo Credit: Colin Molloy