It was another bumper weekend of GAA club hurling and football action. Here’s the club GAA round-up of the major results from around the country.
The last four line-ups for the Limerick SHC was completed on Sunday when Doon overcame South Liberties. David O’Neill, Pat Ryan, and Micheal Ryan all raised green flags for the victors. They face Kilmallock next Saturday. Na Piarsaigh will play Patrickswell next Saturday in the other semi-final of the Limerick SHC. They eased to a 13 points win over Ballybrown at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.
In the Tipperary SHC, Loughmore Casrleiney had a surprisingly easy passage to the final. They accounted for a disappointing Nenagh side on a 1-22 to 1-12 scoreline. Tipperary marksman John McGrath added 12 points (0-7) from frees. His inter-county teammate Jake Morris was sent off for the losers. They will be joined by Kiladangan. The North Division side proved too strong for Drom-inch. 1-21 to 0-9 was the final tally in Thurles. Also in Tipperary in the SFC Clonmel Commercials reached the final. They dispatched a game Kilshellan-Kilcash by six points. They await the winner of Loughmore and Moyle Rovers who will square-off next weekend.
In Kilkenny SHC action the maroon and white of Dicksboro were the first side through to the semi-finals. They defeated Bennettsbridge at UPMC Nowlan Park. O’Loughlin Gaels also made the last four. They will be joined by powerhouses Ballyhale Shamrocks. The reigning All-Ireland champions hammered a hapless Clara by 19 points. The semi-final pairings are; Dicksboro v O’Loughlin Gaels / Ballyhale Shamrocks v James Stephens.
In Galway Loughrea march on after overcoming Liam Mellows. St Thomas’ are also through to the last four.
In Dublin, Cuala are through to a fifth Dublin decider SHC in six years. They finished with a flourish to power past Lucan at Parnell Park. They’ll play Ballyboden St Enda’s next weekend. Sharp-shooter Paul Ryan contributed 1-8 of their tally (0-7) frees and a penalty., against Na Fianna.
Scotstown advanced to their eighth consecutive Monaghan SFC after a convincing second-half performance against Carrickmacross
Ciaran Barker was the hero as a late winning score for Dungannon as they defeated Errigal Ciaran. Odhran Robinson and Ciaran McGinley struck goals for Errigal. In a tight tense match Barkers, late heroics Propelled Dungannon into Tyrone SFC Final.
In the other semi-final, Liam Gray and Simon Garrity netted goals for Trillick, who defeated Coalisland.
St Brigid’s and Pádraig Pearses will square off in the Roscommon senior football final for the first time since 2016. They defeated Boyle and Clann na nGael respectively in Sunday’s semi-finals at Dr Hyde ParkBreaffy advanced to another Mayo SFC decider. They edged a determined Westport at Elverys MacHale Park. Westport had won when they clashed previously in the group stages. Colm Flynn played a starring role landed seven points. They included including three from play, as a relieved Breaffy squeezed through to the final. Knockmore will provide the opposition in the decider. They made a strong start and saw off Ballina Stephenites by four points.