Inter county player Muiris Gavin was forced off before the interval with a suspected broken collarbone and he was a huge loss to Monaleen.
Monaleen led 0-6 to 0-5 at the break. Mistakes were made by both teams in the thrilling second half. Scores were hard to get from two powerful defensive set-ups. But it was Ballylanders who lifted four great points - two in time added on.
Both sides are now guaranteed at least a play-off spot.
: Ballylanders: J. Murphy 0-5, S. Fox, M. O’Brien, J. Quane, T. Fox 0-1 each. Monaleen: M. Gavin 0-2, P. Keating, J. O’Brien, J. Marsh, P. Russell, A. McAntee 0-1 each.
: D. O’Connor; M. Meade, S. Walsh, S. Fox; P. Fox, W. Kelly, T. Fox; M. O’Brien, M. Mansell; J. Quane, D. Murphy, K. O’Callaghan; J. Barry-Murphy, N. Frewen, J. Murphy. Sub: C. McSweeney for N. Frewen.
: P. O’Halloran; D. Bourke, J. Cormican, B. Fitzpatrick; F. Melody, J. Marsh, J. O’Brien; A. McAntee, A. Kitson; P. Keating, P. Russell, F. Kenzie; M. Crowley, M. Gavin, B. Geary. Sub: S. Cronin for M. Gavin.
: J. Kearney (Roscommon Gaels).
AFTER five rounds of the Limerick SFC, Hospital/Herbertstown are without a win and now must survive the final relegation game to avoid a drop to intermediate level.
Although losing 0-6 to 0-5 at Ballyagran at the interval, Fr Casey’s of Abbeyfeale came roaring back to completely dominate the second-period to inflict yet another defeat on Hospital/Herbertstown.
: Fr Casey’s: P. Browne 1-2, M. Scannell, J. Boyle 0-4 each, B. Scannell 1-0, S. McAuliffe 0-3, T. Collins, T. Fitzgerald, D. Fitzgerald, T. Enright 0-1 each. Hospital/Herbertstown: B. Fenton 0-5, C. Hickey 0-2, S. Ryan 0-1.
: P. Curtin; S. Lenihan, C. McCarthy, G. O’Connor; P. Cahill, A. Scannell, M. O’Connor; B. Scannell, T. Cahill; P. Fitzgerald, P. Browne, T. Collins; M. Scannell, S. McAuliffe, J. Boyle. Subs: T. Fitzgerald for P. Fitzgerald, T. Enright for M. Scannell.
: B. Curtin; G. Fitzpatrick, P. Reale, J. O’Connor; M. Fitzgerald, J.P. O’Connor, B. O’Sullivan; D. O’Sullivan, S. Ryan; R. Donovan, K. O’Loughlin, C. Hickey; B. Fenton, S. Kiely, J. McAuliffe. Sub: S. Deegan for B. O’Sullivan.
: T. Cregan (Murroe).
A LAST gasp John Donovan point was the difference between these two well matched sides in a highly-entertaining encounter.
Adare had a 0-5 to 0-4 advantage at the interval, mainly thanks to Conor Fitzgerald’s point taking skills.
In the closing minutes Conor Fitzgerald and Anthony Molyneaux exchanged points and a draw seemed on the cards until former inter county star John Donovan gave St Kieran’s victory with a point in injury time.
: St Kieran’s: A. Molyneaux 1-2, S. O’Donnell 0-3, J. McCarthy, P. McCarthy, D. Quaid, J. Donovan 0-1 each. Adare: C. Fitzgerald 0-8, L. Costello 0-3.
: T. Quinn; B. Nolan, P. Windle, J. Windle; N. Kelly, J. McCarthy, M. Murphy; P. Woulfe, Jim O’Donovan; C. Madigan, D. Quaid, P. McCarthy; A. Molyneaux, S. O’Donnell, S. Byrnes. Subs: John O’Donovan for P. Woulfe.
: J. Hickey; N. Crowley, D. Morden, C. Cribben; S. O’Connell, S. Lavin, W. McNamara; P. Lavin, A. O’Rahilly; L. Costello, D. Lavin, A. O’Connell; B. Sexton, C. Fitzgerald, E. Fitzgerald. Sub: N. Mulvihill for B. Sexton.
: E. Phelan (St Patrick’s).
NEILL CURTIN’S goal 10 minutes from time inspired Tournafulla to a hard earned victory over Doon in the Co SHC.
Tournafulla led 2-6 to 0-9 at half time with the goal coming from Padraig Browne and an og, which went in off full-back Aidan Fitzgerald. But Doon had the deficit down to three points by half-time mainly through the free taking by Michael Fitzgerald.
The turning point came with 10 minutes to go when Neill Curtin scored Tournafulla’s third goal. Doon did manage to get a goal with five minutes left from Michael Fitzgerald’s 20 metre free, but it proved too late, as Tournafulla held on for a deserved victory.
: Tournafulla: N Collins 0-01, N Curtin 1-05 (0-03 from frees), JP Sheahan 0-03, P Browne 1-02, P Keogh 0-01, A Fitzgerald o/g. Doon: D Moloney 0-02, D Stapleton 0-01, J Ryan 0-01, R Ryan 0-02, E Kiely 0-02, M Fitzgerald 1-07.
: L Keogh, J Wright, E Sheahan, S O’Sullivan, N Curtin, P Sheahan, N Horgan, N Collins, B Mulcahy, N Curtin, JP Sheahan, G O’Connor, M Horgan, P Browne, P Keogh.
: P Coleman, J Fox, A Fitzgerald, D Riall, D Moloney, E Stapleton, D Ryan, G Allis, B Crowe, M Fitzgerald, D Stapleton, J Ryan, R Ryan, E Kiely, P McLoughlin.
: M. O’Connor (Na Piarsaigh).