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Kilcormac/Killoughey's stranglehold on Offaly hurling came to an end today

It will be St Rynagh’s v Coolderry in this year’s Offaly senior hurling final.

Ger Healion scored a goal but it wasn't enough to save K/K's title (file photo).
Ger Healion scored a goal but it wasn't enough to save K/K's title (file photo).
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

ST RYNAGH’S FINALLY got their revenge to end Kilcormac/Killoughey’s reign over Offaly hurling.

Kilcormac/Killoughey came out on top when the rivals met in the 2012 county final, going on to win the Leinster title that year, and repeated the trick in the decider 12 months ago.

But Rynagh’s ended their four-in-a-row dream with 1-22 to 1-16 win in this afternoon’s senior hurling semi-final.

Stephen Wynne scored an early goal to give Rynagh’s the advantage, and although county star Ger Healion raised a green flag in the second half, it was too little too late for the holders.

Rynagh’s will now have a shot at their first county title in 22 years when they take on Coolderry in the decider.

They ran out comfortable 2-15 to 1-10 winners against Birr in the first part of today’s double-header in O’Connor Park.

Brian Carroll and Kevin Connolly struck two goals in the space of five minutes to help Coolderry to an eight-point win.

Offaly SHC semi-finals

  • Coolderry 2-15 Birr 1-10
  • St Rynagh’s 1-22 Kilcormac/Killoughey 1-16

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