It was a huge day of GAA club action around the country as hurling and football championships reached critical stages in various counties.
We were keeping an eye on how it all unfolded.
Cavan SFC final replay: Mullahoran 1-8 Kingscourt Stars 0-7.
Clare SHC quarter-final replay: Cratloe 3-13 Kilmaley 1-9.
Clare SFC semi-final: St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield 0-7 Doonbeg 0-6.
Cork SHC final: Sarsfields 1-15 Bishopstown 1-13.
Kerry SHC final: Ballyduff 1-15 Lixnaw 1-9.
Kildare SFC semi-final: Sarsfields 1-11 St Laurence’s 1-9.
Kildare SHC final: Confey 1-16 Celbridge 0-14.
Laois SFC semi-finals: Portlaoise 2-17 St Joseph’s 0-4; Arles Kilcruise 0-11 O’Dempsey’s 0-7.
Limerick SHC final: Kilmallock 1-15 Adare 0-15.
Leitrim SFC final: Melvin Gaels 2-7 Glencar-Manorhamilton 0-7.
Mayo SFC semi-finals: Ballintubber 1-7 Crossmolina 0-8; Ballaghadereen 1-10 Knockmore 0-10.
Roscommon SHC final: Padraig Pearses 1-13 Four Roads 0-16.
Sligo SFC final: Curry 1-16 St Mary’s 1-10.
Tipperary SHC semi-finals: Thurles Sarsfields 2-22 Éire Óg-Annacarty 1-13; Drom-Inch 2-26 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-21.
Tipperary SFC 2nd round: Arravale Rovers 1-12 Moyle Rovers 1-11.
Tyrone SFC final: Errigal Ciaran 0-13 Dromore 0-8.
Wexford SFC final: St Anne’s 2-14 Castletown 0-8.
Wicklow SFC final: St Patrick’s 1-12 Baltinglass 0-14.
13.30 – The All-Ireland senior championships may have concluded last weekend with Kilkenny’s hurling final replay victory over Galway but the focus now switches to club action. It’s a huge day around the country with fourteen county finals down for decision and crunch games in the concluding stages of other championships as well. We’ll endeavor to keep you up to date with all the action.
13.36 – We’re going to be focusing on certain games today. The Mayo senior football semi-finals are on in McHale Park in Castlebar with Ballintubber and Crossmolina just underway at 1.30pm while Knockmore face Ballaghadereen at 3pm. Elsewhere in football, there is a huge game in Healy Park in Omagh at 3.30pm with Tyrone senior final being contested by Errigal Ciaran and Dromore.
13.44 – In Leinster there will be new senior football champions in Kildare with Carbury defeating Athy in yesterday’s semi-final by 0-15 to 0-12. In Carlow it was a comfortable SFC semi-final success for Éire Óg against O’Hanrahan’s by 3-11 to 0-7. And in Dublin there were four 4th round games down for decision with St Brigid’s getting the better of Thomas Davis by 2-12 to 1-8 while St Sylvester’s defeated St Oliver Plunkett’s-Eoghan Ruadh by 1-13 to 2-6. There were two draws as well in the capital as it finished 2-14 apiece between Templeogue-Synge Street and St Pat’s (Palmerstown) while it ended Kilmacud Crokes 0-14 Ballyboden St-Enda’s 2-8 in their clash. Both those replays will take place Wednesday night in Parnell Park.
13.48 – Tipperary SFC 2nd round: FT – Arravale Rovers 1-12 Moyle Rovers 1-11: An interesting early result from the Premier county today as Moyle Rovers, who won the title in 2007 and 2009 and were also defeated in last year’s decider, have been knocked out of this season’s competition by Arravale Rovers. It took a late point by Timmy Dalton to clinch success for Arravale Rovers. They had trailed by 1-5 to 0-6 at the interval to a Moyle Rovers team that featured Tipperary attacking legend Declan Browne but the winners fought back in the clash at Cahir with county senior defender Robbie Kiely striking a crucial second-half goal.
13.57 – North Tipperary SFC final: FT – Thomas McDonagh’s 0-15 Fr John Kenyon’s 0-10: Elsewhere in Tipperary, the reigning senior football champions Thomas McDonagh’s progressed with a five point victory in their divisional final earlier today. The combination outfit had lead by 0-10 to 0-3 at the break and they were in front by 0-13 to 0-7 with ten minutes left. They now go on to the county knockout stages.
14.00 – Mayo SFC semi-final: 28 mins – Crossmolina 0-6 Ballintubber 0-4: Alan Dillon has just popped over a free for Ballintubber to cut the deficit to two points approaching the interval.
14.04 – Tipperary SHC semi-final: Thurles Sarsfields 0-1 Éire Óg-Annacarty 0-1: Early stages in the first Premier senior hurling semi-final in Semple Stadium between the warm favorites Thurles Sarsfields and surprise outfit Éire Óg-Annacarty.
15.26 – Tipperary SHC semi-final: FT – Thurles Sarsfields 2-22 Éire Óg-Annacarty 1-13: It’s all over in Semple Stadium with Thurles Sarsfields qualifying for their ninth Tipperary SHC final in thirteen years.
17.02 – Cork SHC final: 57 mins – Sarsfields 1-15 Bishopstown 0-13: Sarsfields moving into a strong position entering the closing moments.
17.32 – Laois SFC semi-final: FT – Portlaoise 2-17 St Joseph’s 0-4: A comprehensive triumph for Portlaoise as they now advance to face Arles-Kilcruise in the final on October 21st.
18.08 – It’s been a hectic day of GAA club action around the country. Here’s the main outcomes from the four provinces, starting with Munster.
CLARE – Cratloe advanced to semi-finals of the SHC with a 3-13 to 1-9 win over Kilmaley while St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield clinched their spot in the SFC final with a 0-7 to 0-6 semi-finalvictory against Doonbeg.
CORK – Sarsfields claimed their third SHC title in five years when they got the better of Bishopstown by 1-15 to 1-13.
KERRY – Ballyduff are county senior hurling champions after they defeated Lixnaw in the final by 1-15 to 1-9.
LIMERICK – Kilmallock won their second SHC title in three years with a 1-15 to 0-15 win over Adare.
TIPPERARY – The county SHC final will be contested by Thurles Sarsfields, 2-22 to 1-13 semi-final winners over Éire Óg-Annacarty, and Drom-Inch, 2-26 to 1-21 semi-final winners over Loughmore-Castleiney. In the county SFC, Arravale Rovers defeated Moyle Rovers by 1-12 to 1-11 while Thomas McDonagh’s won the North Tipperary SFC with a 0-15 to 0-10 final win over Fr John Kenyons.
Kilmallock’s Liam Walsh and Gavin O’Mahony celebrate after the Limerick SHC final. Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan
18.21 – In Leinster:
KILDARE: Sarsfields advanced to face Carbury in this year’s SFC final with a 1-11 to 1-9 win in today’s semi-final against St Laurence’s. While in the county SHC final, Confey got the better of Celbridge by 1-16 to 0-14.
LAOIS: Portlaoise will face Arles-Kilcruise in the SFC final on October 21st. Portlaoise trounced St Joseph’s in their semi-final by 2-17 to 0-4 while Arles-Kilcruise were 0-11 to 0-7 winners over O’Dempsey’s.
LOUTH: St Patrick’s are county senior football champions after a 1-13 to 0-7 success against Dreadnots.
OFFALY: Kilcormac-Killoughey got the better of St Rynagh’s by 2-16 to 2-12 against St Rynagh’s in today’s SHC final.
WEXFORD: St Anne’s are this year’s SFC champions after they defeated Castletown by 2-14 to 0-8.
WICKLOW: St Patrick’s lifted the SFC title crown with a 1-12 to 0-14 win over Baltinglass.
The St. Patrick’s team celebrate after their Wicklow SFC final success. Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
18.26 – In Connacht the key talking points were:
LEITRIM: Melvin Gaels were victorious in the SFC final by 2-7 to 0-7 against Glencar-Manorhamilton.
MAYO: Ballintubber will face Ballaghadereen in this year’s SFC final. Ballintubber got the better of Crossmolina by 1-7 to 0-8 in their semi-final tie and Ballaghadereen triumphed by 1-10 to 0-10 in their semi-final clash with Knockmore.
ROSCOMMON: It finished all square in the SHC final – Padraig Pearses 1-13 Four Roads 0-16.
SLIGO: Curry were crowned SFC champions as they defeated St Mary’s by 1-16 to 1-10 in the final today.
18.38 – Finally in Ulster the main outcomes were:
CAVAN: Mullahoran are the county senior football champions when they claimed a 1-8 to 0-7 final replay success against Kingscourt Stars.
TYRONE: And Errigal Ciaran toppled Dromore in the county senior decider with a 0-13 to 0-8 win in today’s decider.
Errigal Ciaran players celebrate. Pic: INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton