This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Munster champs Clonmel knocked out as Loughmore and Moyle set up Tipp final

It was county senior football semi-final day in Tipperary.

pjimage (2) Noel McGrath and Alan Campbell will be in opposition in the Tipperary decider. Source: INPHO

THERE’LL BE NEW Munster senior club football champions this year after Clonmel Commercials were knocked out of the Tipperary senior football championship by Loughmore-Castleiney at the semi-final stage.

A 0-9 to 0-8 victory in the last four clash saw Loughmore-Castleiney advance in Boherlahan to a final where they will face Moyle Rovers, who thumped Kilsheelan-Kilcash by 4-14 to 0-6 in their semi-final in Cahir.

The final will take place next Sunday with Loughmore-Castleiney having claimed titles in 2013 and 2014 while Moyle Rovers lost by a point in last year’s decider to Clonmel Commercials.

In a low scoring contest Loughmore-Castleiney prevailed after being ahead 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time. Michael Quinlivan, who hit 0-5 overall, landed a brace early in the second-half to put Clonmel ahead but Loughmore countered with their defence impressive.

John McGrath was outstanding for Loughmore while Liam McGrath hit 0-5 and Cian Hennessy notched 0-2. The loss of Kevin Harney to a black card was a major setback for a Clonmel team who had lost out to eventual All-Ireland champions Ballyboden St-Enda’s at the All-Ireland semi-final stage last February.

Moyle Rovers were far too strong in the other semi-final tie as they had 20 points to spare over Kilsheelan-Kilcash. Diarmuid Foley, who scored 2-4 overall, struck the net twice in the opening half as Moyle Rovers were ahead 2-8 to 0-3 at the interval.

Liam Boland and Stephen Quirke added second half goals while Thomas Hill and Danny Owens also hit key points for the winners.

The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add!

1-11 for Pauric Mahony as Ballygunner complete Waterford hurling three-in-a-row

Patrickswell end 13-year wait for Limerick hurling title with a 19-point final win

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Fintan O'Toole

Read next: