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Kilmaley and ’Bridge in final

Defending champions Kilmaley will take on Sixmilebridge in the final of the senior camogie championship after both were victorious in last weekend’s semi-finals. The final is scheduled for Saturday week. Sixmilebridge 2-11   Kilnamona  1-5 SIXMILEBRIDGE qualified for their first senior final in a number of years with a strong win over Kilnamona at Wolfe Tones camogie field on Sunday. Chloe Morey, who won the inaugural Gala senior championship award for her performance against Limerick, was first on the scoresheet for Sixmilebridge with a pointed free in the fifth minute and they went on to have five points on the board before Fiona Lafferty opened Kilnamona’s account after 16 minutes. Rachel O’Halloran stretched Sixmilebridge ahead with a goal a minute later. Fiona Lafferty was again on target from a pointed free in the 20th minute. Sinéad O’Loughlin had Kilnamona’s final score of the half with a great point in the 26th minute but it was the winners who dominated the remaining …

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Kilkishen and Corofin to contest decider

Kilkishen and Corofin will contest the final of the county intermediate camogie championship following their wins over Truagh and St Joseph’s at the weekend. Both games were very close with Corofin winning by the minimum margin while Kilkishen had to go to extra time to overcome Truagh. The final will take place this Saturday.  

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Emphatic victory for Wolfe Tones

Wolfe Tones 5-11   Clarecastle 2-10 HARD to image that three years ago, both Wolfe Tones and Clarecastle squared up to each other in the county final. Last Saturday, their meeting in O’Garney Park in Sixmilebridge was at the other end of the spectrum – a battle to avoid relegation.

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Inagh-Kilnamona charge into final eight

Inagh-Kilnamona 1-16   O’Callaghan’s Mills 1-6 FROM an early stage in the senior hurling championship game at Cusack Park on Saturday afternoon, there wasn’t a doubt about the outcome. Inagh-Kilnamona took an early grip on proceedings against a very disappointing O’Callaghan’s Mills outfit, who were fortunate not to have been much further behind when the final whistle sounded. Both sides went into the tie knowing that victory would secure a quarter-final spot and following their win over the defending champions Clonlara a few weeks ago, much was expected from the ’Mills.They may have scored the game’s opening point in the first minute but it was all Inagh-Kilnamona from then on. Once again, their half-back trio of Eamonn Glynn, Ronan O’Looney, the team captain, and David Hegarty dominated and the foundations for the win were laid in this sector.They took the lead in the fifth minute when Cathal Lafferty won possession from a long-range free by Patrick Kelly and he fired home …

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Kilmaley take group top spot

Kilmaley 1-16   Smith O’Brien’s 1-9 FOR 15 minutes in O’Garney Park on Saturday afternoon, Smith O’Brien’s hurled like a team determined to keep their destiny in their own hands. Needing to avoid defeat to guarantee their senior status, their early play was laced with plenty of energy and enthusiasm.

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Corofin determination seals win

Corofin 1-14   Clooney-Qion 2-10 AS far as most hurling followers were concerned, there was nothing at stake in the tie at Clarecastle on Saturday but Corofin had other ideas. They knew that a victory for them and defeat for Smith O’Brien’s against Kilmaley would give the Corofin men a chance of getting away from the relegation battle.

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Cratloe edge out brave Tubber

Cratloe 1-14   Tubber 1-13   A decision to award a line ball to Cratloe  midway through the first half was the major talking point at the end of this senior hurling championship tie at Cusack Park on Saturday evening.Damian Browne’s sideline cut caused problems for the Tubber defence and Cathal McInerney crashed the ball into the net for what proved to be a crucial score. The decision incensed Tubber mentor Tommy Donoghue who was sent to the stand for the remainder of the game by match official Johnnie Healy from Killaloe.  Cratloe mentor Mike O’Gorman, who was also sent to the stand after he complained about a decision, joined him 10 minutes from the end. The one-point win by Cratloe has put them into the quarter-finals while Tubber’s involvement in this season’s title race has ended and they must now turn their attentions to the race for the B title. This result has also put paid to Wolfe Tones’ involvement …

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’Bridge too far for Ogonnelloe

Sixmilebridge 4-18   Ogonnelloe 3-9 A 12-point bloodless victory for Sixmilebridge left their supporters wondering why they hadn’t displayed the same clinical finishing in their earlier group games, which could have guaranteed them at least a play-off for the quarter-finals.

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