The first of the season’s adult GAA competitions concluded when Killimer defeated Kilmurry-Ibrickane to capture the division 5 football title at Doonbeg.
In doing so they avenged a one point defeat suffered in the opening round. The new champions showed a lot of improvement throughout the league and were convincing winners of the title when they scored a 2-15 to 0-8 success
Elsewhere a number of the domestic leagues moved closer to conclusion. Kilmihil will play O’Currys for the division 6 football title this weekend after they managed a one point win over Ml. Cusacks.
In the division 3 football league, Corofin sealed a place in the final and promotion to division 2 for next season when they recorded a 0-11 to 0-6 win over Coolmeen on Sunday. On Saturday evening, Liscannor secored a semi-final spot with a two point win over St. Senans, Kilkee who will be their opponents in the semi-final. Liscannor need to beat St.Breckans to secure home advantage in the semi-final but a win for St. Breckans will mean that Kilkee will have home advantage in the semi-final
In hurling, St. Josephs progressed to the division 4 league final with a 2-11 to 0-10 win over Broadford at Tulla.
Behind by three points at half time, the Doora-Barefield men piled on the pressure in the opening ten minutes of the second half when they hit 2-3 without reply, the goals coming from Damian Kennedy and Barry Millane.
Meanwhile, Clarecastle and Crusheen will have to meet again to decide who goes through to the division 3 final after they played a draw at Ruan on Sunday evening.
Clarecastle led by five points at half time after playing with the aid of the breeze but, by the start of the final quarter, Crusheen had gone two clear after Diarmuid O’Doherty scored his second goal. Clarecastle hit back and Patrick Casey scored the equaliser three minutes from time.
Parteen have qualified for the division 2 play-offs after they completed their programme of games with a two goal win over Ruan on Saturday evening.
By Seamus Hayes