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Dublin: 1°C Sunday 27 September 2020

Mid Kerry stun Dr Crokes, Erins Own reach Cork last four and Loughmore still on for Tipp double

Sixmilebridge and Kilmurry-Ibrickane booked places in the Clare county senior finals.

Beaufort's Jack O'Connor was the scoring hero for Mid Kerry.
Beaufort's Jack O'Connor was the scoring hero for Mid Kerry.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

MID KERRY CLAIMED A dramatic win over Dr Crokes in a thrilling Kerry senior football semi-final with 2019 county minor Jack O’Connor landing the winning score in extra-time.

It sets up an all divisional final with Mid Kerry, who last contested a decider in 2011, set to take on reigning champions East Kerry.

Mid Kerry won out 3-20 to 3-19 after extra-time tonight at Austin Stack Park with Gavan O’Grady pouncing for a crucial late goal in a marathon encounter.

Micheál Burns impressed for Dr Crokes and fired home a first-half goal but it was Mid Kerry in front 0-11 to 1-6 at the interval. Ronan Murphy and Ciaran Kennedy grabbed second-half goals for Mid Kerry, Chris Doncel netted for Crokes and it finished 2-16 apiece at the end of normal time. Then O’Grady and O’Connor proved the extra-time scoring heroes for Mid Kerry.

Elsewhere Erins Own sprung a surprise in Cork with their Premier SHC quarter-final victory by 0-16 to 1-12 over near neighbours Sarsfields in tonight’s quarter-final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. That sets up a semi-final against Glen Rovers, a repeat of the 2016 Cork senior decider.

Experienced forward Eoghan Murphy shot the winning point, his 10th of the night, to claim victory for Erins Own against a Sarsfields team for whom Daniel Hogan netted the only goal of the game.

In Tipperary the double dream is still alive for Loughmore-Castleiney after their footballers ran out 0-18 to 1-11 victors over Moyle Rovers in today’s semi-final.

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The impressive dual club play the hurling final next Sunday against Kiladangan before they will take on champions Clonmel Commercials in the football decider. Conor Ryan shot 0-7 for them in today’s win while Conor McGrath contributed 0-4 against a Moyle Rovers team who had 1-7 from Liam Boland.

And in Clare it was champions Sixmilebridge who advanced to the hurling decider with a narrow success over Éire Óg while Kilmurry-Ibrickane are through to the football final with a similarly tight win over Lissycasey in their semi-final.


Clare SFC semi-final
Kilmurry-Ibrickane 1-18 Lissycasey 3-11

Clare SHC semi-final
Sixmilebridge 0-17 Éire Óg Ennis 1-13

Cork Premier SHC quarter-final
Erins Own 0-16 Sarsfields 1-12

Kerry SFC semi-final
Mid Kerry 3-20 Dr Crokes 3-19 (after extra-time)

Tipperary SFC semi-final
Loughmore-Castleiney 0-18 Moyle Rovers 1-11

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