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Dublin: 18°C Sunday 13 June 2021

Ballinderry set up semi-final date against St Vincent's

The Ulster champions beat Kingdom Kerry Gaels in Ruislip this afternoon.

Collie Devlin scores past Kerry Gaels goalkeeper Shaun Howard.
Collie Devlin scores past Kerry Gaels goalkeeper Shaun Howard.
Image: INPHO/Gerry McManus

BALLINDERRY SHAMROCKS HELD off a second-half comeback by Kingdom Kerry Gaels to book their place in the AIB All-Ireland Senior Football semi-finals.

The Ulster champions will play St Vincent’s in the final four after a 3-9 to 2-7 win in blustery conditions in Ruislip this afternoon.

Collie Devlin’s goal helped Ballinderry to a 1-5 to 0-1 lead at the break, the Derry side pressing home their advantage when Gaels were reduced to 14 men in the first half.

A goal from Daniel McKinless and a second from Devlin stretched the margin to 11 points, 3-6 to 0-4.

But Gaels refused to give up and clawed their way back to within a goal, 3-7 to 2-7, as the game entered its final minutes.


Kyle Holland’s penalty brought Gaels back to within three points (INPHO/Gerry McManus)

In the AIB All-Ireland Junior Hurling quarter-finals,  Fullen Gaels caused a shock beating Leinster champions Ballinamere of Offaly 1-8 to 0-10 in Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham.

The Warwickshire club will now play Antrim’s Creggan Kickhams in the semi-finals in January.

And in the AIB All-Ireland Junior Football Championship, Emyvale of Monaghan beat John Mitchels (Lancashire) 2-9 to 0-12 to set up a semi-final against Kildare’s Two Mile House.

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