Loughmore put an end to Moyle’s reign

MOYLE ROVERS had their reign as Tipperary SF champions ended by a Noel McGrath inspired Loughmore-Castleiney in yesterday’s semi-final at Leahy Park, Cashel.

Without talismanic forward Declan Browne, who was ruled out with an ankle injury, Rovers played second fiddle to the 2004 county champions in the second half.

Loughmore-Castleiney, who last contested a county SF final in 2005, restricted toothless Rovers to a late goal in the second half while Cian Hennessy scored a crucial 40th-minute goal for the winners.

Scorers for Loughmore-Castleiney: C Hennessy 1-1, N McGrath 0-2, J Egan 0-2 (1f), T King, D Kennedy, E Sweeney & L McGrath 0-1 each.

Scorers for Moyle Rovers: P Acheson 1-0, P Shanahan 0-2 (1f), D Nolan, S Carey & D Foley 0-1 each.

LOUGHMORE-CASTLEINEY: D McGrath; T Long, E Connolly, W Eviston; T King, C McGrath, A McGrath; J Scully, D Kennedy; J Egan, E Sweeney, M Webster; L McGrath, N McGrath, C Hennessy.

Sub: L Treacy for Scully (41).

MOYLE ROVERS: K Kenrick; D Conway, R Power R Dsemond; S Keating, D O’Dwyer, D Nolan; J Williams, P Acheson; S Carey, B Mulvihill, M Dunne; D Foley, P Foley, P Shanahan.

Subs: J Shanahan for Williams (43), J Lonergan for D Foley (46), L Boland for P Shanahan (58), A Kelly for Keating (59).

Referee: P Russell (Emly).

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