The minor A hurling championship title holders are out of this year’s competition. At rain lashed O’Garney park in Sixmilebridge on Friday evening Kilmaley had to give best to a stronger and better balanced Wolfe Tones outfit.
When the final whistle sounded the Shannon club had four points to spare, 0-16 to 1-9 and they were full value for their win. However, they will have to wait a while to learn who will be their opponents in the final as the game between Inagh-Kilnamona and the Broadford-Smith O’Briens amalgamation was cancelled as the pitch at Shannon wasn’t playable.
Wolfe tones led by the minimum margin, 0-8 to 0-7, at half time and they were a little unlucky not to have had a couple of goals at this stage. They were four points clear early in the second half but a goal from Padraig McNamara brought Kilmaley to within a point. However, the holders were unable to break down a strong Wolfe Tones defence and the Shannon outfit went on to deservingly seal their place in the decider.
Meanwhile, the Bodyke/O’Callaghans Mills amalgamation qualified for the final of the B championship thanks to a 2-14 to 0-8 win over Clonlara at Newmarket but they must wait to learn the identity of their final opponents after Cratloe and Scariff-Ogonnelloe played a 2-11 to 3-8 draw.