Mount Leinster Rangers' James Hickey celebrates after the final whistle. INPHO/Cathal Noonan

As it happened: Sunday GAA club match tracker

It was an important day in the AIB provincial club championships.

THERE WERE THREE provincial finals down for decision today with a hurling title up for grabs in Leinster as well as football finals in Ulster and Munster.

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All-Ireland Ladies SFC club final:
Carnacon 1-6 Donaghmoyne 0-8

Ulster SFC club final:
Ballinderry 1-13 Glenswilly 2-6

Munster SFC club final:
Dr Crokes 0-13 Cratloe 0-12

Leinster IFC club final
Naomh Olaf 1-12 Geraldines 2-9 AET

Leinster JFC club final:
Mile House 2-15 Hunterstown Rovers 1-12

Leinster SHC club final:
Mount Leinster Rangers 0-11 Oulart-the-Balagh 0-8

Leinster JHC club final:
Ballinamere 2-8 Lisdowney 0-13


Just a couple of minutes from throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds where Kerry’s Dr Crokes take on Clare’s Cratloe in the AIB Munster senior club football final.

Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of the AIB Club Championship provincial finals. We’ll be covering the following games today.

Leinster SHC: Oulart-The Ballagh (Wexford) – Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow) 2pm

Munster SFC: Dr Crokes (Kerry) – Cratloe (Clare)

Ulster SFC: Ballinderry (Derry) – Glenswilly (Donegal) 3pm

We’ll also have selected half and full-time results from up and down the country.

Cratloe 0-1 Dr Crokes 0-0: Enda Boyce converts an early free to send Cratloe into the lead. Cathal McInerney then shoots wide from play. Promising start by the underdogs.

Cratloe 0-2 Dr Crokes 0-0: Cratloe’s lead is extended with Sean Chaplin floating over from play.

Two late changes to the Dr Crokes team with Mike Moloney in for Shane Myers while Gavin O’Shea replaces Jamie Doolan.

Goal chance for Dr Crokes with Gavin O’Shea feeding Colm Cooper but his ground shot is smartly blocked by Pierce De Loughrey in the Cratloe goal.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-1 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-1

Drama in the early stages of the Leinster final as Oulart look to have scored a goal but it doesn’t stand. The sides have traded points though and it level scores.

Cratloe 0-2 Dr Crokes 0-2: 9 mins – Dr Crokes quickly back in contention. First Kieran O’Leary points, then Brian Looney is on target. The teams are now level.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-2 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-1 – 10mins

Oulart are back in the lead thanks to Rory Jacob.

Dr Crokes 0-4 Cratloe 0-2: 14 mins – Colm Cooper knocks over a close-range free after he was cynically fouled while through on goal. Could have been a penalty but referee Conor Lane judged that the offence was committed outside the square.

Another goal chance for Dr Crokes as they carve open the Cratloe defence but Kieran O’Leary’s pass in just evades Alan O’Sullivan as he cannot gather properly and the ball rolls wide.

Dr Crokes 0-5 Cratloe 0-2: Brilliant football in the Munster final by Dr Crokes. Brian Looney feeds Colm Cooper, he hurtles out to the ball and catches it low under pressure. Then the Gooch turns, composes himself and floats over a fifth unanswered point for the Killarney side. They’re firmly on top here now.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-2 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-2 – 15 mins

The Carlow side have drawn level thanks to a free in front of the posts.

Oulart have been wasteful here and should be ahead.

Dr Crokes 0-8 Cratloe 0-2: A six-point advantage now for the reigning champions at the Gaelic Grounds with 22 minutes gone.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-3 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-3 – 20mins

Another free from Mount Leinster and they’ve drawn level for the third time thanks to Denis Murphy.

David Redmond scored Oulart’s third point.

Dr Crokes 0-10 Cratloe 0-2: Complexion of this game has completely changed now. Alan O’Sullivan and Colm Cooper have notched a brace of points apiece. Dr Crokes issuing a strong statement of intent with 25 minutes elapsed.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-5 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-3 – 25

Oulart have a two point lead thanks to a brilliant long range free from Eoin Moore.

RESULT: All-Ireland IHC quarter-final: It’s been a successful cross-channel trip for Youghal as the Cork side have defeated London’s St Gabriel’s by 0-14 to 0-9 in Ruislip. They can now relax until the New Year when they will take on Galway’s Kilnadeema-Leitrim in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Dr Crokes 0-10 Cratloe 0-3: Badly needed point for Cratloe. Liam Markham raises their first white flag in 26 minutes.

Stinging goal bound drive from Podge Collins under pressure for Cratloe but Dr Crokes goalkeeper David Moloney tips the ball against the upright and it is cleared to safety.

Half-Time: Munster SFC club final: Seven-point advantage for Dr Crokes at the Gaelic Grounds as they lead Cratloe by 0-10 to 0-3.

Tesco All-Ireland Ladies SFC final

A Cora Stuanton penalty had given Carnacon a two point lead but it’s now level in the latter stages. We’ll have a full report on the game at the final whistle.

Half-Time: Leinster SHC club final:Oulart have been been very wasteful in front of the posts in what has been a scrappy game in Nowlan Park but they still lead by 0-5 to 0-3.

There may well be nerves at play here for both sides but they’ll both hope to significantly improve in the second half.

Back underway for the second-half at the Gaelic Grounds in the AIB Munster SFC club final.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-5 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-3

The teams are out for the second half but will Carlow or Wexford be celebrating Leinster success this evening?

Dr Crokes 0-10 Cratloe 0-5: 35 mins – Good start to the second-half for Cratloe with Cathal McInerney from a free and Conor McGrath from play, both grabbing points.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-6 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-4 – 33mins

Oulart captain Darren Nolan strikes from an acute angle to get the first score of the second half but another Denis Murphy free brings Rangers back within two.

Dr Crokes 0-10 Cratloe 0-6: 39 mins – Conor McGrath weaves through and skilfully taps over a point for Cratloe. Enda Boyce had earlier hit a free against the upright.

Oulart-the-Balagh 0-6 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-6 – 38 mins

Another long range Murphy free brought Mount Leinster back within one but he followed it up with a score from play to bring the game level.

Dr Crokes 0-11 Cratloe 0-6: 42 mins – Brian Looney kicks a point to give Dr Crokes some breathing space.

Mount Leinster Rangers 0-7 Oulart-the-Balagh 0-6 – 41mins

Another long-range Murphy free has given Mount Leinster the lead, could it be final heartbreak yet again for Oulart?

Dr Crokes 0-11 Cratloe 0-8: 46 mins – Fergal Lynch and Cathal McInerney hit over super points as Cratloe cut the gap to three.

Dr Crokes 0-11 Cratloe 0-9: 47 mins – McInerney points again and now Cratloe are only two points down.

Ballinderry 0-0 Glenswilly 0-0

We’re underway in Ulster now.

Ten minutes left in the Munster SFC club final and the game is up for grabs. Cratloe have been excellent in this second-half, pegging Dr Crokes back.

Mount Leinster Rangers 0-8 Oulart-the-Balagh 0-6 – 46 mins

Rangers have increased their lead to two points thanks to Paul Coady as Oulart continue to waste chances.

Dr Crokes 0-11 Cratloe 0-10: 52 mins – Cathal McInerney curls over another point, just the minimum between the teams now.

Glenswilly 1-0 Ballinderry 0-0 – 1min

Well that escalated quickly! Michael Murphy with a goal from Glenswilly’s very first attack though it looked like he was trying to kick a point.

Dr Crokes 0-11 Cratloe 0-11: Incredibly Cratloe are level after trailing by eight at half-time. Sean Collins ties the teams with a fine point.

Cratloe were 9/1 to win this game with Dr Crokes the 1/33 favorites beforehand.

Colm Cooper sent off for a second yellow card for Dr Crokes!

Mount Leinster Rangers 0-8 Oulart-the-Balagh 0-7: 51mins — Oulart back within one thanks to a Rory Jacob free and it’s all getting very tense in the Leinster final.

Cratloe 0-12 Dr Crokes 0-11: 55 mins – Cratloe go into a one-point lead. Cathal McInerney fires over a free. Sensational stuff here.

Glenswilly 1-1 Ballinderry 0-0: 8mins –

Michael Murphy with a 45 to stretch Glenswilly’s lead to four.

Cratloe 0-12 Dr Crokes 0-12: Daithi Casey ties the game with a pointed free.

Mount Leinster Rangers 0-10 Oulart-the-Balagh 0-7: 55 mins — Rangers lead is now three points and Denis Murphy has just hit the score of the game to make it so.

Glenswilly 1-1 Ballinderry 0-1: 12mins — Collie Devlin put Ballinderry on the board but they still trail by three.

Two minutes of injury time to be played in the Munster SFC club final.

Dr Crokes 0-13 Cratloe 0-12: Is that the winner? Johnny Buckley points.

RESULT: Munster SFC club final: All over and Dr Crokes survive with a 0-13 to 0-12 win over Cratloe. Johnny Buckley is the hero with the match-winning point on a day when Colm Cooper was sent-off.

Mount Leinster Rangers 0-11 Oulart-the-Balagh 0-8: 59 mins — After Derek Byrne puts Rangers back into a three point lead, Oulart are forced to go for goal as time is ticking off but they miss wide right.

Full-Time: Leinster SHC Club final It’s all over in Nowlan Park and Carlow’s Mount Leinster Rangers are Leinster champions after a brilliant second half performance.

For Oulart, that’s now four provincial finals in a row they’ve emerged on the wrong side of the result.

Glenswilly 1-1 Ballinderry 0-2: 20mins — James Conway has Ballinderry’s second point of the game and there’s now two between the teams.

Glenswilly 1-2 Ballinderry 0-4: 23mins — A terrific point from Dermot McGuckin is answered by Caolan Kelly. Collie Devlin then scores a free. One point game.

Ballinderry 1-5 Glenswilly 1-2 : 28mins —

What a turnaround in the Ulster final as Ballinderry now lead thanks to a goal. Ryan Bell attempted a point but it was blocked down and Michael McIver punched the ball into the net.

Half-Time: Ulster SFC club final

A brilliant turnaround by Ballinderry late in the first half has seen them take a four point lead into the break. It may have taken them a while to get on the scoreboard but once they settled they really took control of the game.

Ballinderry 1-7 Glenswilly 2-4: 33mins —

Amazing scenes at the start of the second half here. First Colin Kelly pointed for Glenswilly after 13 seconds only for James Conway to reply immediately.

The Caolan Kelly fisted the Donegal side’s second goal of the game before Michael Murphy drew them level.

Ballinderry 1-8 Glenswilly 2-5: 37mins — It’s end to end stuff here after Darren McGinley gave Glenswilly the lead only for Conleith Gilligan to level.

Ballinderry 1-9 Glenswilly 2-5: 40mins — Collie Devlin has restored Ballinderry’s one point lead as Glenswilly leave another free short.

Ballinderry 1-11 Glenswilly 2-5: 50mins –

Daniel McKinless and Aaron Devlin put Ballinderry three up. After the flurry activity at the start of the half, those were the first scores for eight minutes.

Ballinderry 1-11 Glenswilly 2-6: 52mins – Michael Murphy gets one back for Glenswilly from out on the right.

Ballinderry 1-12 Glenswilly 2-6: 53mins – And Ballinderry hit back straight away to restore the three point lead. Darren Conway with the score this time.

Ballinderry 1-13 Glenswilly 2-6: 56mins – It could be all over here as Gilligan points a free from beyond the 45. Can Glenswilly come back?

Full-Time: Ulster SFC club final: Ballinderry Shamrocks are the Ulster champions after beating Glenswilly in impressive style in our final game of the afternoon.

The Donegal champions started the both halves strongly but Ballinderry ran out comfortable winners in the end, 1-13 to 2-6.

And that’s it from us today.

Thanks for keeping me company and remember to check out the home page for full match reports from all today’s provincial finals and the All-Ireland ladies football decider.

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