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There’s another big day of provincial club action in store today and we’ll be keeping you updated with all the games from around the country. Here are the ties in store today:

Munster club SHC final
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Ballygunner (Waterford), Semple Stadium, 2pm (TG4)

Ulster club SFC semi-finals
Coleraine (Derry) v Scotstown (Monaghan), Healy Park, 1.30pm
Gweedore (Donegal) v Crossmaglen (Armagh), Healy Park, 3.30pm (TG4)

Leinster club SHC semi-finals
Naomh Eanna (Wexford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), Innovate Wexford Park, 1.30pm
Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) v Coolderry (Offaly), Parnell Park, 2pm

Galway SHC final
Liam Mellows v St Thomas, Pearse Stadium, 2pm

We’re moments away from throw-in at Healy Park where Coleraine clash with Scotstown in the Ulster football semi-final, and also in Innovate Wexford Park for Naomh Eanna vs Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster hurling last four tie. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-2 Naomh Eanna 2-1

Electric start by the Wexford champions as TJ Reid slots over a 65. 

Scotstown 1-1 Coleraine 0-1

The Monaghan side lead by three.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-4 Naomh Eanna 2-1

Shamrocks have responded well after Dunbar’s brace of goals. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-4 Naomh Eanna 2-2

Henry Shefflin has been a frequent visitor onto the field so far to speak to his players as they recover from a desperately poor start.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-4 Naomh Eanna 2-2

Ballyhale have pulled back a goal after a mistake from the Gorey goalkeeper.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-4 Naomh Eanna 2-3

Each of the Ballyhale forwards have the beating of their men and they now lead by the minimum after Fennelly’s fine three-pointer.

Scotstown 1-4 Coleraine 1-1

Shane Carey swings over a close-range free to leave Scotstown three ahead after 19 minutes.

Scotstown 1-4 Coleraine 1-2

Ruairi Mooney finishes off a good move with a Coleraine score.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-5 Naomh Eanna 2-4

Seven wides for the Gorey side in the opening 25 minutes. 

Scotstown 1-4 Coleraine 1-4

We’re all level in this Ulster semi-final as we approach half-time. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-7 Naomh Eanna 2-5

Seven of this Naomh Eanna team are still U21 but they’re hurling well so far against the Kilkenny kingpins.

Scotstown 1-5 Coleraine 1-4

Kieran Hughes edges Scotstown back in front with a good point. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-7 Naomh Eanna 2-6

Dunbar now has 2-1 to his name after a brilliant fetch in the air. 

We’re moments away from throw-in between Na Piarsaigh and Ballygunner in what should be a cracker. 

Ballyboden St Endas v Coolderry and Liam Mellows v St Thomas are also underway. 

Scotstown 1-5 Coleraine 1-5

Declan Mullan tags on a nice point to level matters.

Na Piarsaigh 0-0 Ballygunner 0-1

Conor Power gives Ballygunner the lead.


GOALS! Niall Ryan and Colm Basquel both bag goals for Ballyboden against Coolderry inside the first three minutes!

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-1 Coolderry 0-2

Brian Carroll and Miller hit a score apiece for the Offaly men. 

Scotstown 1-7 Coleraine 1-6 – HT

All to play for in the second-half in Ulster. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-1 Coolderry 0-4

Kevin Connolly adds a score and that’s four-in-a-row for Coolderry. Superb response.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-9 Naomh Eanna 2-6 – HT

Ballyhale lead by three having played against the wind for the first period. 

Na Piarsaigh 1-3 Ballygunner 0-2

A long-range effort from Dowling brings his tally to 0-3 so far inside eight minutes.

St Thomas’ 0-2 Liam Mellows 0-0

Eanna Burke doubles the lead for St Thomas’.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-1 Coolderry 0-6

Brian Carroll slots a score and that’s six without reply from Coolderry. 

Na Piarsaigh 1-4 Ballygunner 0-3

Lovely effort from Alan Dempsey but Barry O’Sullivan responds immediately.

St Thomas 0-4 Liam Mellows 0-2

Darragh Burke hits two scores before Mellows finally get off the mark. 

Ballyboden 2-2 Coolderry 0-6

Paul Ryan points a free after Conal Keaney is fouled.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-2 Coolderry 0-7

Brian Carroll on target again for the Offaly champions.

St Thomas 0-4 Liam Mellows 0-3

Adrian Morrissey sends over another free and the champions have come back into this game well.

Na Piarsaigh 1-4 Ballygunner 0-5

Wing-back Billy O’Keeffe lands a nice effort from distance. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-3 Coolderry 0-7

Nice score from Shane Durkin for Boden.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-10 Naomh Eanna 2-6

Colin Fennelly lands a superb score from the sideline, brilliant finish as Shamrocks start the second-half on top.


GOAL! Darragh Burke hits the net for St Thomas’ as they lead Mellows by 1-5 to 0-3.


GOAL! Colin Fennelly bags his second goal of the game. He’s on fire today! 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 4-10 Naomh Eanna 2-7

That’s 3-1 for Fennelly who has been excellent today. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-4 Coolderry 0-8

Paul Ryan again for Ballyboden.

Na Piarsaigh 1-5 Ballygunner 0-5

Ronan Lynch sends one over from inside his own half for the Limerick city club.

Na Piarsaigh 1-6 Ballygunner 0-5

David Dempsey is awarded a point after it was initially waved wide. 

St Thomas’ 1-6 Liam Mellows 0-3

St Thomas’ are six in front. 

Na Piarsaigh 1-6 Ballygunner 0-6

Pauric Mahony slots over a free to reduce the gap to three.

Scotstown 1-7 Coleraine 2-7

The Derry side lead after Ruairi Mooney’s goal five minutes into the second period.


GOAL! Veteran Conal Keaney bags Ballyboden’s third goal of the first-half against Coolderry. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 5-13 Naomh Eanna 2-7

Ballyhale are looking comfortable now. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-6 Coolderry 0-9

Six-point advantage for Boden as we approach the interval. 


GOAL! Stephen O’Keeffe drills home a penalty for Ballygunner, it’s now 1-6 apiece!

Scotstown 1-7 Coleraine 2-8

Declan Mullan stretches the Coleraine lead to four after 38 minutes. 

St Thomas’ 1-7 Liam Mellows 0-6

Adrian Morrissey sends over a free on 27 minutes.

Na Piarsaigh 1-6 Ballygunner 1-7

A free from Pauric Mahony and now Ballygunner lead by one having trailed by five earlier in the half. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 5-15 Naomh Eanna 2-8

47 minutes gone in this sem-final. 

Na Piarsaigh 1-6 Ballygunner 1-7 – HT

Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-8 Coolderry 0-10 – HT

Simon Lambert takes down Brian Carroll and the latter pops over the final score of the half.

St Thomas’ 1-10 Liam Mellows 0-6 – HT

Half-time in the Galway hurling final with the county champions seven behind.

Scotstown 1-8 Coleraine 2-7

County man Kieran Hughes reduces the gap to two for Scotstown.

Scotstown 1-10 Coleraine 2-9

McCarthy clips a point for Scotstown but Declan Mullan fists a score for the Derry men.

Ballyhale Shamrocks 5-17 Naomh Eanna 3-9

Dunbar pulls back a score.

Scotstown 1-10 Coleraine 2-10

Coleraine three ahead with seven minutes left. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 6-19 Naomh Eanna 3-11

Shefflin’s side are cruising to victory with a couple of minutes to go.


GOAL! Conor McDonald slots home a penalty, that’s 4-11 Ballyhale have conceded. 

Ballyhale Shamrocks 6-21 Naomh Eanna 4-11 – FT

Serious scoring at Innovate Wexford Park today but it’s the Kilkenny champions who advance comfortably.

Na Piarsaigh 1-6 Ballygunner 1-10

Brian O’Sullivan adds a score to stretch the Ballygunner lead to four. Big moment now for Na Piarsaigh, who’ve conceded 1-5 without reply.

Scotstown 1-13 Coleraine 2-10

We’re level on 64 minutes after McArdle’s second point.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-12 Coolderry 0-13

Brian Carroll reduces the gap to eight. 

GOAL! Coolderry are back in the gap with a green flag after great work by Connolly and Carroll.

Scotstown 1-14 Coleraine 2-10 – FT

Rory Beggan wins it at the death for Scotstown with a long-range free! 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-12 Coolderry 1-14

Can Coolderry pull it back? 

Na Piarsaigh 1-7 Ballygunner 1-12

Dowling and Mahony trade scores. 

St Thomas’ 1-12 Liam Mellows 0-7

Darragh Burke with the latest for St Thomas’.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-12 Coolderry 1-15

There’s six between the sides again after 47 minutes.


GOAL! Pauric Mahony’s free from long-range ends up in the net after it bounced in the square. 

Na Piarsaigh 1-7 Ballygunner 2-13

Ballygunner are in complete control now and Na Piarsaigh need something special to turn this around with 49 minutes gone. 

St Thomas 1-13 Liam Mellows 0-7

Darragh Burke with another score for the leaders.

St Thomas 1-13 Liam Mellows 0-07

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-13 Coolderry 2-16

Carroll reduces the gap to three. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-13 Coolderry 2-17

The next score will be crucial here. 


GOAL! A 21m free from Dowling finds its way into the net past five men on the line! 

Na Piarsaigh 2-7 Ballygunner 2-13

It’s game-on now after Dowling’s goal. He has 1-4 to his name. Na Piarsaigh have six minutes of normal time to overturn a six-point deficit. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-15 Coolderry 2-18

Ballyboden add two scores through Paul Doherty but Parlon responds for Coolderry.

Na Piarsaigh 2-7 Ballygunner 2-14

Big score from joint-captain and midfielder Shane O’Sullivan for Gunner.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-16 Coolderry 2-19

Carrol pops over a close-range free and it’s a three-point game after 57 minutes.

Na Piarsaigh 2-8 Ballygunner 2-14

Goal chance for Na Piarsaigh strikes the post and goes wide. Ronan Lynch pulls back a point minutes later.


GOAL! Conor Cooney’s strike leaves St Thomas’ 2-13 to 0-8 ahead in the Galway SHC final. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-16 Coolderry 3-20

Connolly fires it over after more good approach play by Joe Brady! Coolderry lead with seconds remaining. 

Na Piarsaigh 2-8 Ballygunner 2-14 – FT

Ballygunner are Munster champions! 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-16 Coolderry 3-20

Ballyboden miss a 65 to send the game to extra-time and Coolderry are moments away from victory!

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-17 Coolderry 3-20 – FT

In the fifth minute of stoppage-time, Colm Basquel wins a free and Ryan slots it over to send us to extra-time. The Coolderry crowd are incensed at the amount of stoppage-time that was played by the referee. But what a game in Parnell Park. Roll on extra-time. 

Stay tuned for extra-time between Ballyboden and Coolderry, while we’ll also have updates from Gweedore v Crossmaglen in the Ulster club SFC semi-final. 

Liam Mellows 0-10 St Thomas’ 2-13 – FT

St Thomas’ are back on top of Galway hurling.

Crossmaglen 0-3 Gweedore 0-1

Johnny Hanratty doubles the Crossmaglen lead.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 4-19 Coolderry 3-21

1-14 for Brian Carroll now after his latest score. Keaney responds immediately to give Ballyboden the lead.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-20 Coolderry 3-22

Carroll and Basquel had earlier swapped scores before the latter raised his third green flag of the afternoon. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-20 Coolderry 3-23

Malone reduces the gap to three.

Crossmaglen 0-4 Gweedore 1-2

Goal by Daire O Baoill for the Donegal men.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-21 Coolderry 3-24

Paul Ryan adds another to stretch the lead to four for the Dublin champions. Carroll swings over another superb point for his side, that was a sensational score. 1-16 for the former Offaly forward now. 

Crossmaglen 0-4 Gweedore 1-3

Cian Mulligan adds a good score for Gweedore. 


GOAL! Midfielder O Baoil scores his second goal of the game to put Gweedore five ahead of Crossmaglen!

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-22 Coolderry 3-24 – HT in ET

The second-half of extra-time is underway in Parnell Park with Coolderry trailing by four. 

Crossmaglen 0-4 Gweedore 2-5

Odhran MacNiallais adds a fine brace to send Gweedore five ahead.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-22 Coolderry 3-24 

Joe Brady does well to catch a high ball and win a 21m free. Carroll wants to go for goal but his manager Joachim Kelly tells him to take his score. Carroll goes for goal and it’s saved on the line. Ballyboden clear and remain four ahead with four to go.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-22 Coolderry 3-25

Point for Bergin to reduce the gap to three.


GOAL! First-half hat-trick for Gweedore’s O Baoil after his low penalty finds the back of the net.


GOAL! Carroll hits a last-ditch goal for Coolderry to bring them level at the death of extra-time! 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-22 Coolderry 4-25

We might have extra extra-time in Parnell Park after Carroll’s latest goal. What a game this is! 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-22 Coolderry 4-25 – FT after ET

We’ll have extra extra-time. Incredible stuff!

Crossmaglen 0-9 Gweedore 3-5 – HT

Cross are still alive in this one! 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-24 Coolderry 4-25

Ryan’s free sends Ballyboden two in front at the start of extra extra-time. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-25 Coolderry 4-25

Paul Ryan taps another free over. Three-point game once again. 

RED CARD! Brian Carroll has been dismissed for an off-the-ball incident and Keaney has been booked. Huge blow for Coolderry.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-25 Coolderry 4-26

Two between the sides as a devastated Carroll gets a huge ovation from the Coolderry crowd leaving the field. He posted 2-16 today before his dismissal. 

RED CARD! Kevin Brady has also been sent-off and Coolderry are down to 13 men. 

RED CARD! Conal Keaney is also sent-off and Coolderry have a penalty.

GOAL! Stephen Corcoran scores from the penalty and Coolderry are level. 

Their last score was cancelled and a penalty was awarded instead for Corcoran to convert.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-25 Coolderry 5-25 – HT in extra extra-time

Coolderry are down to 13 men, Ballyboden are down to 14. Five minutes left to play after two and a half hours of hurling. 

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-25 Coolderry 5-25

The second period of extra extra-time is underway. Less than five minutes to go.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-26 Coolderry 5-25

Paul Ryan puts over a vital free for Boden to send them back in front. 

RED CARD! Goalkeeper Stephen Corcoran is sent-off for Coolderry.

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-28 Coolderry 5-25 – FT after extra extra-time

Ryan slots over the free and it’s all over. Ballyboden advance but Coolderry deserve enormous credit for refusing to die on a number of occasions. 


Crossmaglen 0-11 Gweedore 4-7

Kevin Cassidy hits Gweedore’s fourth goal!

Crossmaglen 0-15 Gweedore 4-11

Yellow card for Eamon McGee as Cross chase a last-minute goal. 

Gweedore 4-11 Crossmaglen 0-16 – FT

1-2 for Kevin Cassidy as Gweedore advance to the Ulster final.

That’s all from us after a marathon day of club action. Thanks for tagging along.


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