COME IN WHERE it’s warm. We had another big day of club GAA action with critical hurling and football championship matches to be settled in 16 counties.
Galway SFC final: Tuam Stars 0-7 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-12 FT.
Galway SHC quarter-final: St Thomas 2-20 Castlegar 0-10 FT.
Galway SHC quarter-final: Portumna 0-15 Turloughmore 0-17 FT.
Roscommon SFC final: St Brigid’s 2-9 Padraig Pearses 0-9 FT.
Carlow SFC final: Eire og 0-15 Palatine 0-5 FT
Dublin SHC final: Cuala 0-9 Kilmacud Crokes 2-10 FT.
Laois SHC final: Clough-Ballacolla 2-8 Rathdowney Errill 1-11. FT
Longford SFC final: Emmet Óg Killoe 0-7 Longford Slashers 0-7. FT
Meath SFC semi-final: Navan O’Mahony’s 0-10 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-09 FT.
Meath SFC semi-final: Seneschalstown 0-11 Wolfe Tones 1-12. FT
Offaly SFC final: Rhode 0-15 Clara 1-6. FT
Westmeath SHC final: Clonkill 2-16 Raharney 2-11 FT
Wexford SHC final: Oulart-the-Ballagh 2-12 Faythe Harriers 0-13 FT
Clare SHC semi-final: Inagh-Kilnamona 0-14 Cratloe 1-14 FT
Kerry SFC semi-final: Dingle 4-05 St Kieran’s 0-14 FT.
Kerry SFC semi-final: Dr Crokes 0-14 Laune Rangers 1-03. FT
Tipperary SHC final: Drom-Inch 2-15 Thurles Sarsfields 1-21. FT
Waterford SHC final: De La Salle 1-21 Dungarvan 0-12 FT
Armagh SFC final: Crossmaglen Rangers 3-9 Pearse Óg 0-11 FT
Monaghan SFC final: Ballybay 1-12 Clontibret 2-5. FT
13.55 – Right folks, we’ve got our flask full and the sandwiches are made.
We’ll need every last crumb because, as you can see from the fixture list above, we’re taking you the length and breadth of the country today to keep you bang up to date with all of this afternoon’s club championship action.
First on the cards will be Dingle v St Kieran’s and Navan O’Mahony’s v Donaghmore/Ashbourne in the SFC semis in Kerry and Meath respectively. After that, the updates will be coming in thick and fast.
14.05 – Throw in: They’re underway at Austin Stack park and Dingle will be playing with the wind in this first half.
14.08 – 2 mins: St Kieran’s 0-1 Dingle 0-0.
Tom McGoldrick has started brightly for Kierans. First he opened the scoring and then was fouled within scoring ditance. However, his free was dropped into the square and Dingle are able to clear.
14.13 – 6 mins. St Kieran’s 0-3 Dingle 0-1
Paul Geaney responds to Kierans early dominance with a fine score from play. but a high effort from distance by Eamon John has restored Kierans’s lead despite playing against the wind.
14.15 – GOAL: St Kieran’s 0-3 Dingle 1-1
Michael Geaney capitalises after a defender dwells on possession and breaks clear through on goal. He makes no mistake, blasting his shot into the back of the net.
14.22 – 14 mins: St Kierans 0-4 Dingle 1-1
We’re level midway through the first half. st Kierans register another score from play, making light work of the supposed wind disadvantage.
… but as I write a penalty is awarded to Dingle. Paul Geaney drageed down inside the square and
GOAL: St Kierans 0-4 Dingle 2-1
And it’s Daithi Geaney to provide another thumping finish from Dingle, this one from the spot.
14.34 – GOAL: St Kierans 0-4 Dingle 3- 1
There’s goal number three for Dingle, and it’s Geaney again!! Paul again. he reacted quickest after Phil Galvin was stripped of the ball and the Dingle man stabbed the finish home with his toe.
But immediately, Dingle give St Kevins a lifeline as Ed Walsh is rugby tackled in the square. This one is threatening to boil over.
Tom McGoldrick, however, opts for placement instead of power and it’s SAVED!
14.38 – HALF TIME Navan O’Mahony’s 0-04 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-07
Donaghmore/Ashbourne dominated the opening quarter of this game, leading by 0-5 to 0-2 ad one stage before O’Mahoney’s clawed their way back into he game.
14.39 – HALF TIME: St Kieran’s 0-5 Dingle 3-1
14.49 – As we await a flurry of throw-ins, the SFC semi-finals in Kerry and Meath are back in full swing with the second half.
14.53 – Navan O’Mahony’s 0-06 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-07
Barry Regan has landed a fine score from distance to get Navan O’Mahoney’s on the front foot in the second half. Can they push the momentum in their favour now?
It looks like it, because Shane Gillespie has just launched another ditant shot. This one is from play, but the result is the same, between the posts.
Just a point in it now.
14.55 – Navan O’Mahony’s 0-06 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-08
Kieran Ellis ensures Donaghmore Ashbourne’s lead won’t be whittled away too freely.
14.58 – St Kieran’s 0-6 Dingle 3-1
Despite conceding three goals, St Kierans are sticking to the task manfully and are still chipping away with single scores. The latest from play coming after another Dingle defender was stripped of the ball.
14.59 – Navan O’Mahony’s 0-08 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-08.
And O’Mahony’s have drawn level. all to play for in Pairc Tailteann in the final quarter of this game
15.02 – St Kieran’s 0-7 Dingle 3-1
15.07 – St Kieran’s 0-8 Dingle 3-2
A vital score for Dingle, a free from Paul Geaney. Just their second point of the game, but St Kieran’s hit straight back again, O’Donoghue fouled en route to goal. no advantage given, so the free-kick is handed to James Walsh and he converts a handy one.
15.09 – Six minutes to go in Navan and the side with home adantage have timed their run well, overturning Donaghmore Ashbourne’s early advantage.
Navan O’Mahony’s 0-09 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-08
15.13 – Down in Kerry, Dingle look to pulling away thanks to frees from Joe Sheehy and Paul Geaney. But Kierans just will not lie down Seams Scanlon with one of two points from play and a free.
10 minutes left on the clock.
Dingle 3-04 St Kieran’s 0-11.
15.15 – Navan O’Mahony’s 0-10 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-09
We’re in stoppage time in Navan and the game is still on a knife-edge.
15.17 – Navan O’Mahony’s 0-10 Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-09
Donaghmore/Ashbourne supporters thought they had won it as the ball found it’s way to the net. But the referee sees it as a ball thrown into the net. No goal.
15.19 – St Kieran’s 0-14 Dingle 4-5
Down in Kerry we had a breathless finish as Dingle flooded defenders back to defend their lead
Billy O’Connor struck a fourth goal for Dinlge midway through this second half.
15.28 – FULL TIME: St Kieran’s 0-14 Dingle 4-5
Dingle move the ball upfield and hold on for the win. 14 scores to nine, but Dingle’s forwards had the eye for goal.
15.30 – We’re 12 minutes into the Wexford SHC where Des Mythen has just put Oulart-the-Ballagh ahead for the second time.
Oulart-the-Ballagh 0-2 Faythe Harriers 0-1
15.33 – The quite awesome @DingleGAA manages to some up the emotion very succinctly.
15.37 – Time for throw-in in the second Kerry SFC semi. Any chance for Laune Rangers against Dr Crokes? They think so.
15.42 – We’re also underway in the Ofaly SFC final. After eight minutes, the score is
Rhode 0-03 Clara 0-02
15.43 – 9 mins: Thurles Sarsfields 0-5 Drom & Inch 0-3
Our first update from the Tipperary SHC final finds Sarsfields in control early on, Aidan McCormack with the latest score from play for them.
15.49 – The Longford SFC final is off and running.
Emmet Óg Killoe 0-01 Longford Slashers 0 -02
15.51 – In Dublin, you may have noticed #PoshestFinalEver trending. That’s because the southside’s finest are in Parnell park to puck it out for the county hurling title
Cuala v Kilmacud Crokes is coming your way.
15.55 – GOAL: Dr. Crokes 0-2 Laune Rangers 1-0
Maybe a shock just might be on the cards in the Kerry SFC semi final. And in the Meath equivalent…
GOAL: Seneschalstown 0-00 Wolfe Tones 1 -0
Stephen Shepherd gets the finish for Wolfe Tones in Navan.
16.02 – Throw in: Tuam Stars 0-0 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-1.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Galway decider, which is just four minutes and one score old.
16.04 – HALF TIME: Clara 1-5 Rhode 0-6
At the break in the Offaly SFC final, Clara hold a two-point advantage.
16.07 – Half time in the Wexford SHC flew by. Oulart, took a one point lead in at the break, but Harriers instantly levelled matters with the first attack of the second half.
GOAL: Oulart-the-Ballagh 1-6 Faythe Harriers 0-6
Rory Jacob fires in the first maximum score of the game to put Oulart in control after five minutes of the second half.
16.10 – Throw-in: The Monaghan SFC final is off and running and Clontibret are making the early running against Ballybay.
16.11 – 12 mins: Tuam Stars 0-2 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-3
16.14 – 30 mins: Dr Crokes 0-5 Laune Rangers 1-1
After falling behind to that early goal, Colm Cooper has landed a terrific point to edge Crokes into the lead.
16.17 – Wexford SHC final latest.
43 mins: Faythe Harriers 0-8 Oulart-The Ballagh 1-9
16.20 – GOAL: Cuala 0-3 Kilmacud Crokes 2-3
Ryan O’Dwyer’s 24th minute strike has Crokes well in control of the Dublin SHC final in Parnell Park as it puts them two goals clear of Cuala.
16.24 – HALF TIME: Seneschalstown 0-6 Wolfe Tones 1-8.
Cian ward has two points from play in Navan and six overall to keep enusre Wolfe Tones are in control at the break.
16.25 – Just past the first quarter in the Armagh SFC final, Cross edging it so far.
20 mins: Crossmaglen 1-3 Pearse Ogs 0-4
16.28 – 55 mins: Faythe Harriers 0-12 Oulart-The Ballagh 2-12
Oulart closing in on the wexofrd SHC finish line.
16.30 – 40 mins: Thurles Sarsfields 1-15 Drom & Inch 1-10
John Ryan has brought up the half dozen to ensure Sarfields don’t get too far out of reach in the Tipp SHC final, but tiume is running out.
16.32 – HALF TIME: Tuam Stars 0-5 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-5
No separating the sides in the rain-sodden Galway SHC final.
16.34 – In the Kerry SFC semi final Dr Crokes have fired an incredible 10 wides. But they still lead, Colm Cooper bringing his tally to three.
Dr Crokes 0-6 Laune Rangers 1-1
16.38 – The Tipperary SHC final is level. Seamus Cllanan with a goal from Drom & Inch
Drom-Inch 2-13 Thurles Sarsfields 1-16
16.41 – HALF TIME: De La Salle 1-11 Dungarvan 0-7
De La Salle have one hand on the county title as they lead Dungarvan by seven points at the break.
16.43 – FULL TIME: Oulart the Ballagh 2-12. Faythe Harriers 0-13
Oulart are champions of Wexford and they will face the winners of Cuala v Kilmacud in the Leinster championship.
16.45 – With minutes to go in the Offaly SFC final, Rhode are in full control.
Rhode 0-15 Clara 1-6
16.48 – 45 mins: Dr Crokes 0-9 Laune Rangers 1-3
Crokes have overcome the early setback and found their shooting boot. They’re on the way to another Kerry SFC final.
16.49 – Half time. Ballybay 1-5 Clontibret 0-3
16.52 – The second half is underway in Parnell Park and Ross O’Carroll has traded scores with Waldron.
Kilmacud Crokes 2-4 Cuala 0-6
16.55 – Wolfe Tones now running away with the Meath SFC semi-final with only seven minutes to go, the score is.
Seneschalstown 0-10 Wolfe Tones 1-12.
16.56 – Still no separating the best teams Galway have to offer:
Tuam Stars 0-6 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-6
16.58 – More good, intense football from Ballybay They’ve picked up where they left off in the first half as Hugh Malone tags on a score to make it;
Ballybay 1-6 Clontibret 0-3
16.59 – FULL TIME: Thurles Sarsfields 1-21 Drom & Inch 2-15
Sarsfields withstand a late fightback from Drom and they take the Tipperary SHC title.
17.02 – Well, it was fun while it last for Laune Rangers, but as expected, Dr Crokes march on to the Kerry SFC final on a scoreline of;
FULL TIME: Dr. Crokes 0-14 Laune Rangers 1-3
One way traffic for most of the game.
17.03 – 52 mins: Cuala 0-8 Kilmacud Crokes 2-5
17.11 – We have a disgruntled commenter, Rache Howe, unhappy that Longford Slasher’s forward progress was halted by the referee who evidently felt a draw was a fair result…
FULL TIME: Emmet Óg Killoe 0-7 Longford Slashers 0-7.
17.13 – 54 mins: Salthill Knocknacarra 0-10 Tuam Stars 0-07
The sides could not be separated over the first half, but Salthill have sown their teeth in the second half of this stormy Galway SFC final
17.14 – HALF TIME: Inagh Kilnamona 0-10 Cratloe 0-05
We’re halfway there in the Clare SHC final.
17.18 – FULL TIME: Kilmacud Croke 2-10 Cuala 0-9
It’s all over in Dublin. Crokes have their first title since 1985.
17.21 – FULL TIME: Tuam Stars 0-7 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-12
Three minutes of stoppage time in Galway, but this one was settled long before the whistle. The seasiders, from being level at six apiece stretched their legs in the second half and ran out comfortable winners.
17.24 – Staying in Connacht, we also have a decision from the Roscommon SFC final.
FULL TIME: St Brigid’s 2-9 Padraig Pearses 0-9
17.28 – We’re approaching full time in Clones where Ballbay hold a six point lead over Clontibret…. strike that: ‘held’.
GOAL: Ballybay 1-11 Clontibret 2-5
Clontibret have given themselves a chance of an unlikely draw after a hopeful punt to the square was somehow bundled into the net.
17.31 – It’s all over in the Monaghan SFC final. ryan Wylie keeps his head and lands an insurance score for Ballybay.
FULL TIME: Ballybay 1-12 Clontibret 2-5.
17.35 – FULL TIME: Crossmaglen Rangers 3-9 Pearse Óg 0-11
Just the 40 Armagh titles for Rangers. Jamie Clarke was, predictably enough, amongst the goals.
17.48 – And so, we’ve whittled the games down totwo. And it sounds like a cracker drawing to a close in the galway SHC quarter final.
55 mins: Portumna 0-14 Turloughmore 0-14
Tourloughmore had led at half time only to be dragged back into by this talented Portumna side.
17.50 – GOAL: Cratloe 1-12 Inagh Kilnamona 0-13
McInerney pounces to give Cratloe the lead and it could scarcely have come at a better time. Just two minutes on the clock.
17.57 – FULL TIME: Portumna 0-15 Turloughmore 0-17
There it is folks, Portumna are out of the Galway SHC at the quarter final stage.
18.05 – And last, but by no means least, The Clare SHC semi comes to an end.
FULL TIME: Inagh-Kilnamona 0-14 Cratloe 1-14
Cratloe roar back in the second half after trailing 0-10 to 0-5 at the break. Cathal McInerney with the decisive three-pointer at the death.
18.10 – That’s it from me folks. We hope at least one of those results leaves you happy on this dank Sunday afternoon.
There was so much action at one time, I hope we managed to get a handle on most of it for you.
What was the shock of the day for you? Portumna (despite 12 points from Joe Canning) falling to Tourloughmore must be right up there.
Good night, safe home.