Senior Hurling Championship At Semi-Final Stage
Shinrone secured a big win over reigning champions St Rynagh’s in the Molloy Enviornmental Systems Offaly Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at St Brendan’s Park on Sunday evening. They bounced back from a big defeat to Belmont in their previous outing to oust the Banager team that was chasing a four-in-a-row.
The final score was 1-15 to 1-13, with Jason Sampson raising the green flag for Shinrone.
On Saturday evening, Birr overcame Ballinamere by 3-17 to 0-11 in O’Connor Park.
The semi-final draw is: Belmont v Shinrone; Birr v Kilcormac-Killoughey
In the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship semi-finals, Clara defeated Birr while Tullamore edged out Kilcormac-Killoughey, after extra time.
There was a lot of drama in the Intermediate Hurling Championship final on Sunday afternoon. Seir Kieran goalkeeper Joseph Connors fired home a 20 metre free deep in injury-time to salvage a drawn for the Clareen side against Shamrocks.
Meanwhile, in the relegation play-offs, Seir Kieran preserved their Senior status at the expense of Clodiagh Gaels, while Lusmagh beat Drumcullen by four points in the Senior ‘B’ grade.
Here’s some of the main results of the weekend:
SHC Quarter-Finals – Birr 3-17 Ballinamere 0-11; Shinrone 1-15 St Rynagh’s 1-13.
SHC ‘B’ Semi-Finals – Clara 0-18 Birr 1-09; Tullamore 3-27 Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-31 (aet).
IHC Final – Seir Kieran 2-09 Shamrocks 1-12.
SHC Relegation Play-Off – Seir Kieran 4-18 Clodiagh Gaels 0-13
SHC ‘B’ Relegation Play-Off – Lusmagh 1-19 Drumcullen 0-18.