Slevin calls the tune as Kilcormac/Killoughey claim historic first Offaly senior title

Captain fantastic Ciarán Slevin hit 1-9 as Kilcormac/Killoughey claimed their first Offaly SHC title at O’Connor Park, Tullamore yesterday.

The victors trailed St Rynagh’s 1-7 to 2-8 at the interval and were still a goal adrift before cutting loose between the 37th and 50th minutes, hitting 1-6 without reply.

The catalyst for this superb scoring blitz was Slevin’s magnificent pointed free from over 100m and he added four more points during this blistering spell and they eventually won 2-16 to 2-8.

Tipperary star Seamus Callanan hit 2-13 to earn champions Drom-Inch a place in the county SHC final after a tense semi-final with divisional rivals Loughmore-Castleiney while favourites Thurles Sarsfields comfortably downed Éire Óg Annacarty 2-22 to 1-13 in the other semi.

Philip Brady’s goal three minutes from time put the seal on a 12th Cavan SFC title success for Mullahoran at Kingspan Breffni Park as they beat Kingscourt Stars 1-8 to 0-7.

The clinching score came after 2010 champions Kingscourt threatened to level the game for the sixth time in a match that never ignited until Brady’s belter late on.

In Mayo, the three-in-a-row dream for Ballintubber is still alive after their come-from-behind victory over Crossmolina in the Mayo SFC semi-final at Elvery’s MacHale Park yesterday.

Peter Forde’s side will meet Ballaghaderreen in the decider on October 21 after the 2008 Moclair Cup winners beat Knockmore by three points in the second-half of the day’s double bill.

Portlaoise went through to another Laois SFC final with almost embarrassing ease after they routed St Joseph’s by 19 points in O’Moore Park yesterday while Arles-Kilcruise had a 0-11 to 0-7 win over O’Dempsey’s in the other semi-final.

Nine years after taking the title for the first time, St Patrick’s chalked up a fifth Louth SFC win by easily overcoming Dreadnots, 1-13 to 0-7, at Drogheda.

In Leitrim Melvin Gaels shocked four-in-a-row champions Glencar/Manorhamilton in yesterday’s SFC county final at Carrick-On-Shannon.

The Derry SFC final will have to be put back a week after Kilrea (1-13) and Slaughtneil (0-16) played out an enthralling draw in Saturday’s semi-final at Celtic Park.

Cathal Kelly’s point in the third minute of injury-time pulled Padraig Pearses back from the brink in a dramatic Roscommon SHC final in Athleague as they drew 1-13 to 0-16 with Four Roads.

In Wexford, from the moment Red Barry crashed home a superb 36th minute goal St Anne’s turned on the style and outclassed Castletown, 2-14 to 0-8, in the SFC final at Wexford Park yesterday.

Confey dethroned Celbridge, 1-16 to 0-14, in the Kildare senior hurling final, gaining revenge for their 2011 final loss.

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