Round-up of games from today's hurling club championship

Round-up of games from today's hurling club championship

Limerick's Na Piarsaigh booked a place in their second AIB Munster SHC Final in three years today.

Elsewhere, Sixmilebridge claimed the Clare SHC title, while Ballyboden St Endas took Dublin SHC honours this afternoon.

Na Piarsaigh were impressive as they delivered a 0-20 to 3-9 win over Passage of Waterford in front of a 1,350-strong crowd at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick this afternoon.

Adrian Breen of Na Piarsaigh in action against Joseph Upton, Passage, in their AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship, Semi-Final clash at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Pic: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE.

Late points from Alan Dempsey and Kevin Downes helped Na Piarsaigh to victory, in a game which saw them hold an 0-11 to 2-4 interval lead.

Owen Connors and Eoin Kelly netted Passage's goals in the opening half, with John Whitty adding their third in the second half.

However, Na Piarsaigh's point taking was sublime either side of the break, as they advanced to a final date with either Sixmilebridge or Midleton.

Sixmilebridge took Clare SHC honours this afternoon, following a 1-10 to 0-11 win over Newmarket-on-Fergus at Cusack Park, Ennis.

Round-up of games from today's hurling club championshipPaidi Fitzpatrick of Sixmilebridge in action against the Newmarket-on-Fergus player Stephen Kelly in the Clare County Senior Club Hurling Championship Final at Cusack Park, Ennis. Pic: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE.

The large attendance didn't have long to wait for the first, and only goal of the hour as Niall Gilligan got the game off to a perfect start for Sixmilebridge with a first-minute goal.

The 37-year-old was impressive throughout, but it was Newmarket who led at the break as scores from Shane Kelly, Ronan Goode and Colin Ryan (5) helped them to a 0-9 to 1-4 interval lead.

Round-up of games from today's hurling club championshipRory Shanahan of Sixmilebridge is tackled by Colin Ryan of Newmarket-on-Fergus.Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer.

A trio of Gilligan points edged Sixmilebridge ahead, while he added two more scores late on to ensure a two-point win.

Ballyboden St. Enda's captured their sixth Dublin Senior Hurling Championship in seven years, following a 0-13 to 0-10 win over first time finalists Lucan Sarsfields at Parnell Park this afternoon.

Round-up of games from today's hurling club championshipBallyboden St Endas' Finn McGarry and Barry Aird of Lucan Sarsfields in the Dublin County Senior Club Hurling Championship Final at Parnell Park today. Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan.

Dublin player Paul Ryan led the charge for the eventual winners, top-scoring with six points for the Firhouse Road outfit, in a game which saw them finish with 14 men, after the dismissal of Maurice Nagle on a second yellow card, in the closing 30 minutes.

The sides were tied at 0-5 apiece after 15 minutes, but three pointed frees by Ryan edged Ballyboden to a 0-8 to 0-5 interval lead.

Sarsfields bounced back on the restart, but Ryan edged Ballyboden four points clear, and they held out until the end to claim silverware.

After the game, Ballyboden St. Enda's captain Conal Keaney accepted the cup, to add to the All-Ireland Sevens silverware he lifted in September.

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