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BALLYHALE SHAMROCKS AND Clara were in action in the Kilkenny hurling decider today with the Leinster semi-final also taking place in Mullingar.

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Kilkenny senior hurling final
Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-20 Clara 1-13

Senior hurling semi-final
Kilcormac-Killoughey (Offaly) 1-13 Raharney (Westmeath) 1-8

Intermediate hurling semi-final
Mullinavat (Kilkenny) 2-19 Coill Dubh (Kildare) 1-8


Here’s the day’s main hurling games:

Senior hurling semi-final
Raharney (Westmeath) v Kilcormac-Killoughey (Offaly), Mullingar, 2pm

Intermediate hurling semi-final
Coill Dubh (Kildare) v Mullinavat (Kilkenny), Newbridge, 2pm

Senior hurling final
Ballyhale Shamrocks v Clara, Nowlan Park, 2.45pm

Raharney 1-1 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-2
Ciaran Doyle bangs the back of the net to give underdogs Raharney a huge boost in Mullingar.

Raharney 1-1 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-4
Ciaran Slevin brings Kilcormac level.

Half-Time: Raharney 1-4 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-7

Clara 0-2 Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-0
Lightning start by Clara in Nowlan Park.

Clara 1-4 Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-2
Chris Bolger nets for Clara and then Mark Aylwards raises a green flag for Ballyhale.

The Ballyhale Shamrocks team The Ballyhale Shamrocks team Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The Clara team The Clara team. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Clara 1-6 Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-5
Narrow lead so far for Clara.

Raharney 1-6 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-8
Killian Doyle sends Raharney into a narrow one-point lead.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-8 Clara 1-6
Two point lead for Ballyhale in Nowlan Park.

Raharney 1-7 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-8
Killian Doyle points again and Raharney go two ahead.

Raharney 1-8 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-10
Doyle and Slevin swap points.

Raharney 1-8 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-11
Great Cillian Kiely point to tie the match.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-11 Clara 1-6

Five point lead for Ballyhale at the break.

Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-13 Raharney 1-8
Daniel Currams goal looks to have sealed it for Kilcormac-Killoughey.

Victory for Waterford’s Modeligo by 2-17 to 2-12 against Limerick’s Feohanagh-Castlemahon.

Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-13 Raharney 1-8

2012 champions Kilcormac-Killoughey back in the Leinster senior club hurling final where they will take on Kilmacud Crokes, Ballyhale Shamrocks or Clara.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-13 Clara 1-8
Five point advantage for Ballyhale in Nowlan Park.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-16 Clara 1-11
Entering the final quarter and Cha Fitzpatrick points to put Ballyhale ahead by five.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-16 Clara 1-13
Keith Hogan and Chris Bolger cut the deficit to three.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-18 Clara 1-13
Pair of fantastic TJ Reid points and Ballyhale back in the driving seat.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-19 Clara 1-13
Ballyhale are in control and on the way to a Kilkenny title it seems.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-20 Clara 1-13
Ballyhale go seven clear.

Result: Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-20 Clara 1-13

Ballyhale Shamrocks go forward to the Leinster senior semi-final against Kilmacud Crokes next week. The winners play Kilcormac-Killoughey in the final.

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Fintan O'Toole