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Weekend County Championship Round-Up

October 8th, 2018

Weekend County Championship Round-Up

In Sligo, County Senior Champions Tourlestrane will face Tubbercurry in the County Final on the 20th of October. It was a much more comfortable day for the Tourlestrane men than in the drawn game as they ran out 3-12 to 1-9 winners over Coolera-Strandhill, with Pat Harte and Cathal Henry both netting penalties in the second half to secure victory for them. On the other side of the draw, Tubbercurry had two points to spare over Coolaney-Mullinabreena in the finish with two late goals from Jason Perry and Brian Curran helping them over the line, 2-10 to 2-8.

In the Intermediate Championship,  Shamrock Gaels defeated Enniscrone Kilglass in the county semi final in Bunninadden Park 2-8 to 0-9. They now face Curry in the Final, which will take place on the 21st of October, also in Bunninadden Park.

Cillian O’Connor kept his nerve with the final kick of an enthralling semi final to force a replay for Ballintubber with reigning champions Castlebar Mitchells, as the sides couldn’t be seperated after extra-time 1-12 apiece. The replay will take place next Saturday at 7pm in MacHale Park. Breaffy booked their spot in the decider after a 1-13 to 1-10 victory over Ballaghaderreen in the other semi final.

Belmullet and Burrishoole will meet in the Intermediate final after they had wins over Kiltimagh and The Neale respectively. Belmullet had two points to spare in their 2-11 to 2-9 win over Kiltimagh and Burrishoole won 1-15 to 0-14 in Sunday’s double header in MacHale Park.

It was county hurling final day in Roscommon, a lightening fast start setting Althleague on their way to dethroning Four Roads as County Champions after a 2-11 to 1-11 victory. In the county Junior Football semi final, Kilglass Gaels defeated St Michael’s 1-14 to 1-8 to advance to the county final.

In Leitrim, Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher bridged a 27 year gap as they defeated Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-9 to 0-7 to lift the County Junior Title after a hard fought battle.

All Ireland Champions Corofin had too much in the end for Caherlistrane, winning out 2-10 to 1-6 despite being held 1-3 each at half time. They will now face Annaghdown in the semi final after their 2-15 to 2-9 win over St James, with Damien Comer and Frankie Burke kicking 1-9 between them. In the other quarter finals, Mountbellew/Moylough defeated Moycullen by 1-13 to 1-12 and Milltown drew 0-12 to 1-9 with Salthill-Knocknacarra. In the Intermediate Championship Mícheál Breathnach’s defeated CLG Oileáin Aráin 1-9 to 1-7 to set up a final showdown with Spiddal, who struck with a goal in added time to beat Headford, 1-10 to 0-9.