Walsh Island Win IFC Final; Clara Into SFC Final; K/K And Birr In SHC S/Finals

November 8, 2018

Tullamore Court Hotel Intermediate Football Championship Final

The famous Walsh Island club have made a return to the senior ranks after a convincing 1-14 to 0-7 victory over Doon in the Intermediate Football Championship final at O’Connor Park on Saturday, 26th September.

Beaten in last year’s final, Walsh Island entered the game as favourites and lived up to their billing. Boosted by a goal from wing back Matthew O’Connor, the winners led by 1-5 to 0-5 at the interval. Doon’s confidence had been helped by the fact they registered the last two points of the first half.

However, there was no doubt about the outcome from early in the second half as Walsh Island powered further ahead with a series of unanswered points to claim the Bill Kelly Cup with ten points to spare.

Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Championship Semi-Final

Clara and Rhode will contest the Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Championship final for the third time this decade after a big win for Clara over Erin Rovers in their semi-final on Sunday, 27th September.

Clara got off to a blistering start and were 2-5 to 0-0 up after a quarter of an hour. The goals were netted by Eoin Brady and Thomas Deehan. At half time, the score board read Clara 2-10, Erin Rovers 0-0.

Unsurprisingly, the second half was a dull affair. Erin Rovers managed some points but the final score was an emphatic Clara 2-14, Erin Rovers 0-4.

Aidan Bracken Building Design Senior Hurling Championship Quarter/Finals

The Aidan Bracken Building Design Senior Hurling Championship continued at the weekend with two quarter-final ties.

On Saturday at Birr, the replay between Kilcormac/ Killoughey and Seir Kieran took place and it proved to be another cliff-hanger. Seir Kieran came from behind in the second half to force a draw at 2-12 each. The sides had also been level at half time. The goals scorers for Kilcormac/ Killoughey were James Gorman and Ciaran Slevin, while Joe Bergin netted two frees for Seir Kieran.

In extra-time, K/ K surged ahead and despite a third goal from Joe Bergin, the final score was Kilcormac/ Killoughey 2-19, Seir Kieran 3-12. Kilcormac/ Killoughey will meet Coolderry in the semi-final.

Reigning champions Birr disposed of Kinnitty in the second quater-final on Sunday at Banagher, which was a repeat of last year’s final on a score of 3-16 to 2-9. Kinnitty were more than a match for their opponents in the first half, with an Andrew McRedmond goal helping them to a 1-6 to 0-7 interval lead.

There wasn’t much between the sides as the second half progressed, and with little more than five minutes remaining, Birr just led by 1-14 to 2-9. However, they finished with a flourish to run out winners by ten points and set up a semi-final meeting with Tullamore. Birr goalscorers were Sean Ryan, who netted two, and Darragh Molloy, while Kinnitty’s other goal was scored by Stephen Molloy.

Division 1 Hurling League Final

Coolderry regained the Pat Carroll Cup on Sunday with a big win over Shamrocks in the Division 1 Hurling League final at Rath. The final score was 3-24 to 0-7.

Junior Championships

In the Tullamore Court Hotel Junior ‘A’ Football Semi-final on Saturday, last year’s finalists Durrow defeated Cappincur 4-12 to 0-10. They will take on Kilcormac/ Killoughey in the decider.

In the Junior ‘B’ Football Championship semi-final, Ballycommon and Rhode ended all-square at 1-11 each on Sunday and later in the day, Tullamore qualified for the final with a 2-11 to 0-7 win over Daingean. Ferbane beat Clara 4-15 to 0-5 in the JFC ‘C’ semi-final.

And in the Aidan Bracken Building Design Junior ‘A’ Hurling semi-final, Shinrone beat Edenderry 1-16 to 0-13. In the Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship semi-final, Raheen defeated Coolderry 1-13 to 2-5.

Underage Finals

The following underage finals were held over the weekend of September 26th and 27th:

Cavanagh Foundry U-16 ‘A’ HC Final: St Rynagh’s 0-11, Birr 2-3

U-16 ‘B’ FC Final: Kilcormac/ Killoughey 1-16, Gracefield 0-12

U-12 ‘A’ FC Final: Ferbane/ Belmont 4-8, Na Fianna 2-3