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Shelmaliers win first ever Wexford football crown while Sarsfields advance to Galway hurling semis

Simon Donohoe, AJ Lehane, Ross Banville and Eoghan Nolan all hit the net against Kilanerin.

Shelmaliers goalscorer and Wexford forward Eoghan Nolan.
Shelmaliers goalscorer and Wexford forward Eoghan Nolan.
Image: Bryan Keane/INPHO

SARSFIELDS ARE THE first club into the Galway SHC semi-finals after their 1-12 to 0-13 win over Castlegar today. 

The sides were level at 0-8 apiece at half-time in Kenny Park, but Sarsfields put in an impressive second-half to take the two-point victory. 

Meanwhile, Shelmaliers are the Wexford SFC champions after a comprehensive 4-14 to 1-7 win over seven-times champions Kilanerin in the county final replay. 

Shelmaliers collected their first ever title at the grade after goals from Simon Donohoe, AJ Lehane, Ross Banville and Eoghan Nolan – who finished with 1-2 from play.

The winners, who were promoted from intermediate ranks just 11 years ago, led by 1-6 to 0-1 at the interval and powered to victory in the second period.

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