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.

David Dooling of Glen Rovers celebrates his side's first goal in the Cork SHC final win over Sarsfields.
David Dooling of Glen Rovers celebrates his side's first goal in the Cork SHC final win over Sarsfields.

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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