Champions Ballyhale dethroned, Glen Rovers end Cork famine

All-Ireland club hurling champions Ballyhale have been beaten in the Kilkenny SHC semi-final, 2-15 to 2-13 by O’Loughlin Gaels.

Champions Ballyhale dethroned, Glen Rovers end Cork famine

In the other Kilkenny semi-final, 2013 champions Clara hammered Mullinavat 1-23 to 0-14.

Glen Rovers are Cork SHC champions for the first time since 1989. They beat reigning champions Sarsfields 2-17 to 1-13.

Na Piarsaigh are Limerick SHC winners for a third time, hitting a flurry of late scores to beat Patrickswell 1-22 to 4-12.

In Clare, Sixmilebridge reclaimed the title with a 1-21 to 0-15 win over Clonlara.

Tipperary SHC title-holders Thurles Sarsfields progressed to another final, holding off a spirited Kilruane challenge by 2-20 to 1-17.

In the second semi-final Nenagh Éire Óg edged out Drom-Inch 1-20 to 2-16 after extra-time.

Rathmore and Kenmare have advanced to the football semis in Kerry. Rathmore beat Dr Crokes 2-15 to 1-13, while Kenmare secured a first semi-final place since 1987 with a 1-15 to 0-11 win.

Also through to the semis are James O’Donoghue’s Legion and South Kerry. O’Donoghue scored three goals as the Killarney side defeated Kerins O’Rahilly’s yesterday 4-9 to 1-15.

Edenderry dethroned neighours Rhode in Tullamore to claim the Offaly SFC title 1-12 to 1-10.

Kingscourt came from behind to win their 10th Cavan SFC title, beating Castlerahan 1-9 to 0-11.

The Tipperary senior football final on Sunday next will be an all-Clonmel affair following the wins of Clonmel Commercials (0-9 to 0-5) and Moyle Rovers (2-15 to 1-14) over Aherlow Gaels and Arravale.

St Loman’s, Mullingar won the Westmeath SFC final for the fifth time with a 1-15 to 0-8 win over Castledaly.

In a subdued Wexford Park, Oulart-the-Ballagh and St. Martin’s comfortably cruised into the Wexford senior hurling championship final.  Oulart-the-Ballagh beat a disappointing Faythe Harriers 3-19 to 2-13.

Corofin beat Mountbellew/Moylough 3-13 to 0-12 to win their 17th Galway SFC title.

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