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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 17 November, 2018
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Here’s the round-up of today’s key GAA club action

We’ll have results from up and down the country as the club championships heat up.

There was plenty of Club Championship action up and down the country today.
There was plenty of Club Championship action up and down the country today.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Updated at 22.08

Cork SHC relegation final

Ballinhassig have been relegated from the Cork senior hurling championship after suffering a one point defeat to St Finbarr’s in Páirc Uí Rinn this afternoon.

Ballinhassig had the better of the early exchanges, racing into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead in the first ten minutes. However, the Barrs hit back with a goal on 15 minutes to draw the game level.

The two sides exchanged points for the remainder of the half with neither able to open up much daylight and so it was no surprise they went in level 0-9 to 1-6 at the break.

St Finbarr’s started the second half brightly, twice getting two points ahead in what was a remarkably tight contest. However, they scored the games crucial point with two minutes remaining to win 1-13 to 0-15 and send Ballinhassig into the intermediate championship next year.

Tipperary SHC quarter final replay

Kildangan booked their place in the Tipperary senior hurling semi finals after surviving a second half fight back from Clonoulty-Rossmore in Dolla this afternoon.

Despite a 2-9 to 0-6 lead at half time, it took a 55th minute goal to finally secure a final four berth for the north Tipperary club on a scoreline of 3-13 to 2-13.

Kilkenny SHC first round replay

Despite just scraping a draw thanks to a late Martin Comerford point first time out, O’Loughlin Gaels had no such trouble with Tullaroan today, dispatching them 3-10 to 0-14 in Tom Ryall Park in their Kilkenny SHC first round replay.

Waterford SFC quarter finals

A late Jim Curran penalty was little more than consolation as Ballinameela lost by 10 points to Stradbally, 1-13 to 1-3,  in the first of today’s Waterford football quarterfinals.

An Rinn had Liam O’Lionain to thank for their 1-10 to 0-8 win over Clashmore in the 4.45 throw in. In a tight affair, his goal with 10 minutes to go proved crucial.

Shane Walsh kicked a last minute point to give The Nire a 1-16 to 1-15 win over Kilrossanty in the final game of the evening at the Fraher Field.

Over in Carriganore, Ballinacourty proved too strong for St Saviours in the final quarter final, emerging six point winners on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-5.

Kerry SFC quarter final
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Kerins O’Rahilly’s David Moran in action for Kerry.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Despite Miltown/Castlemaine scoring nine second half points, it will be Kerins O’Rahilly’s who’ll contest the Kerry SFC semi finals after a six point win in Fitzgerald Stadium. Final score: 1-15 to 0-12.

Westmeath SFC quarter final

It was a tale of two penalties in Rochfortbridge on Saturday evening as Gary Dolan scored one for Garrycastle before watching his goalkeeper Cathal Mullin save a Luke Loughlin effort down the other end. The 'castle held on to win by two points, 1-12 to 1-10.

Limerick SFC quarter finals

Killmallock played host to the last eight of the Limerick senior football championship where St Patrick's emerged victorious in a low scoring affair with Ballylanders. Final score: 0-11 to 0-7.

Carlow SFC quarter finals

Despite missing a second half penalty Kildavin/Clonegal advanced to play Rathvilly the Carlow senior football championship semi finals after a 1-12 to 1-9 win in Dr. Cullen Park.

They’ll be joined in the final four by Eire Og who ran out 1-12 to 1-7 winners over Palatine in the late game. Eire Og will play Old Leighlin in the semis.

Laois SFC quarter finals
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Portlaoise are into another county quarter final (file).
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Portlaoise and O'Dempsey's went toe-to-toe in O'Moore Park this evening and, in the end, the experience of the Portlaoise side told.

Tied 1-7 apiece at half time, Portlaoise kicked on in the second period to finish the stronger. Final score: 1-17 to 1-13.

Meanwhile, Arles Kilcruise overcame Mountmellick 1-11 to 0-7.

Cork SFC relegation final

Newmarket will be playing intermediate football next year after falling to a six point loss to St Nicholas in Mallow today. St Nicholas had trailed by four points early in the second half but fought back gamely to preserve their senior status on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-9.

Tyrone SFC first round replay

Errigal out-fought Dromore at the second attempt to reach the next round of the Tyrone senior football championship. A Mark Kavanagh goal for the county champions proved key as they won by four points, 1-13 to 1-9.

Cavan SFC quarter final

Ballinagh ran out comfortable four point winners over Lacken in Breffni Park to book a spot in the Cavan senior football championship semi finals, despite having their goalkeeper Daragh McCarthey sent off early in the second half.

Niall McDermott was the star of the show for Ballinagh and they eased to a 0-16 to 1-9 win.

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