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Portarlington win second Laois title in three months, Tullamore celebrate Offaly glory

Shelmaliers in Wexford, Rathvilly in Carlow and Dicksboro in Kilkenny are also celebrating senior titles tonight.

Kevin O'Brien was part of the winning Tullamore side today (file photo).
Kevin O'Brien was part of the winning Tullamore side today (file photo).
Image: Bryan Keane/INPHO

PORTARLINGTON ARE CELEBRATING another Laois senior football title success tonight, strikingly for the second time in three months.

After winning the long-delayed 2020 decider in August, Portarlington struck gold again this afternoon with their 4-9 to 0-6 success over Portlaoise.

Colm Murphy bagged two goals for the winners with David Murphy and Adam Ryan also raising green flags for a team that were in dominant form from the off as they went ahead 2-7 to 0-2 at the break.

Portarlington will meet the Westmeath champions in the Leinster quarter-final, it finished all square between St Loman’s and Garrycastle in that decider today at 0-13 apiece. John Heslin was the hero for St Loman’s with his late free drawing the gam, he notched 0-7 overall.

Nearby in Offaly, Tullamore are celebrating their first senior football title since 2013 after they made no mistake in the replay against Rhode.

After being caught in the drawn game with a dramatic late goal from Niall McNamee, Tullamore also conceded late on here with Anton Sullivan netting from a penalty.

But Tullamore were in control at that stage and ran out 0-9 to 1-4 winners after a powerful last quarter display. They were in front 0-4 to 0-3 at the interval, Ruairi McNamee scoring all of Rhode’s points, but Tullamore had plenty scorers like Luke Plunkett and Johnny Moloney as they pulled away in the second half and will now face Kildare winners Naas next Sunday in Leinster.

In Wexford, Shelmaliers are again celebrating senior football glory, defeating Gusserane 2-11 to 1-10. It’s their second title in four seasons in football, while they also won the hurling title last year.

Rathvilly were crowned Carlow senior football kingpins, as they ended Éire Óg’s five-in-a-row hopes with their 2-12 to 1-10 victory.

Kildalkey booked their place in the Meath senior hurling final with an eight-point success over Trim and in the decider, they will meet Kiltale who saw off Ratoath yesterday. In Kilkenny camogie, Dicksboro are celebrating after a one-point victory ovr Piltown in their senior final.

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GAA Club Results

  • Carlow SFC final: Rathvilly 2-12 Éire Óg 1-10
  • Laois SFC final: Portarlington 4-9 Portlaoise 0-6
  • Meath SHC final: Kildalkey 1-18 Trim 0-13
  • Offaly SFC final replay: Tullamore 0-9 Rhode 1-4 
  • Westmeath SFC final: Garrycastle 0-13 St Loman’s Mullingar 0-13
  • Wexford SFC final: Shelmaliers 2-11 Gusserane O’Rahilly’s 1-10
  • Kilkenny senior camogie final: Dicksboro 0-15 Piltown 2-8

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