Clara Join Tullamore and Shamrocks in Senior Semi-finals

November 8, 2018

Clara won by 1-13 to 0-12, having led 0-8 to 0-5 at half time. Tullamore fought back to level at 0-11 each with just over ten minutes to go, but John Reynolds scored a goal to see them through. Tullamore and Shamrocks had claimed the first two slots in the semi-finals the previous evening.


In the first game at O’Connor Park on Saturday, Tullamore led Walsh Island by 0-11 to 0-2 at the interval, having been aided by a breeze. A William Mulhall goal midway through the second half cut the gap to just three points (0-12 to 1-6) but ‘The Blues’ finished strong to win with five to spare.


In the second part of the double-header, Ballycumber had the wind in their favour in the first half and led at the interval by 0-6 to 0-3. But Shamrocks took control in the second half and two P.J. Ward goals helped them to a 2-10 to 0-10.


The Ferbane versus Rhode Senior Football Championship quarter-final was postponed due to a bereavement in the Rhode club and will be played on Wednesday, 15th September, at 6pm in O’Connor Park.


Meanwhile, in the SFC relegation play-offs, Erin Rovers beat Gracefield 1-14 to 0-14 and Edenderry defeated St Brigid’s 0-11 to 0-9. Therefore, Gracefield must play St Brigid’s, with the loser dropping to Intermediate for 2011.


Action continued in the Intermediate Football Championship over the weekend, with quarter-finals held. There were wins for Raheen over Doon (3-8 to 0-9), Durrow over Clonbullogue (2-7 to 2-5); St Rynagh’s over Birr (1-14 to 0-9); and Shannonbridge over Rhode (2-9 to 0-7).

In the Intermediate Football Championship semi-finals, Raheen will play St Rynagh’s and Shannonbridge will take on Durrow.
And in the Junior ‘B’ Football Championship semi-finals, the pairings are: Ferbane v Ballycumber; Erin Rovers or St Rynagh’s v Kinnitty.

Clonmore Harps, who won the JFC ‘B’ in 2008, are in the JFC ‘A’ final following a 2-11 to 0-8 win over Daingean on Saturday. The will play Shamrocks in the final, as they beat Tullamore 4-8 to 0-8 on Friday evening.


Underage finals continued in Offaly on Saturday also, with Ferbane/ Belmont completing a hat-trick of titles, with their under 12 and under 16 teams capturing the silverware, after their under 14 team triumphed last Sunday. The results were:


U-12 ‘A’ FC Final: Ferbane/ Belmont 2-6, Clara 1-6

U-16 ‘A’ FC Final: Ferbane/ Belmont 6-9, Tullamore 1-4

U-12 ‘A’ HC Final: St Rynagh’s 1-6, Coolderry 1-4.
U-16 ‘B’ FC Final: Gracefield 1-16, DER Gaels 0-7.