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Dublin: 8°C Wednesday 27 January 2021

Leinster title celebrations for Two Mile House and Ballinamere

Meanwhile the Leinster intermediate football final ended in a draw while Youghal won their All-Ireland quarter-final clash.

Image: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Leinster JFC club final

Two Mile House (Kildare) 2-15
Hunterstown Rovers (Louth) 1-12

KILDARE club Two Mile House were crowned AIB Leinster JFC champions today with a six-point win over Hunterstown Rovers.

The Lilywhite representatives claimed the honours at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge and set up an All-Ireland semi-final tie against Monaghan’s Emyvale, who won the Ulster final last night at the Athletic Grounds.

Chris Healy’s goal helped Two Mile House get off to a flying start and they lead by 1-4 to 0-1 at the end of the opening quarter. Hunterstown Rovers bounced back with a Richie Taaffe goal and they trailed 1-7 to 1-4 at the break.

The third quarter saw the teams evenly matched and Hunterstown Rovers drew level at 1-10 apiece entering he final quarter. But then Healy pounced for another goal and the winners gained momentum from there to go on to claim a six-point success.

Leinster JHC club final

Ballinamere (Offaly) 2-8
Lisdowney (Kilkenny) 0-13

OFFALY’S Ballinamere held on to claim the provincial junior hurling title today in O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Kilkenny clubs have a strong tradition at this level but Lisdowney were rocked from the off as they trailed by 2-1 to 0-0 after five minutes.

After that brilliant start, Ballinamere lead by 2-4 to 0-3 during the first-half but Lisdowney had cut the gap slightly to 2-5 to 0-6 at half-time.

Lisdowney fought back in the second-half and trailed by 2-5 to 0-10 with 14 minutes remaining. They did draw level at 2-6 to 0-12 but Ballinamere got the crucial scores in the finale to claim a two-point win.

Leinster IFC club final

Naomh Olaf (Dublin) 1-12
Geraldines (Louth) 2-9

PARNELL Park will host the replay encounter of Dublin’s Naomh Olaf and Louth’s Geraldines next weekend after the teams finished level in today’s decider in Drogheda after extra-time.

Naomh Olaf held a narrow 1-4 to 1-3 lead at the break but Geraldines bounced back and drew level at 1-9 to 2-6 at the end of normal time.

Both sides battled to prevail in extra-time but they were still level when time was called and a replay will be required.

All-Ireland IHC quarter-final

Youghal (Cork) 0-14
St Gabriel’s (London) 0-9

CORK champions Youghal made a successful cross-channel trip today as they defeated London senior champions St Gabriel’s by five points in Ruislip.

Two weeks after their Munster final win over Ballina, Youghal returned to action. They lead by 0-9 to 0-6 at half-time and had stretched that margin to five points by the final whistle.

They can now savour their 2013 triumphs and look forward to January when they will take on Galway’s Kilnadeema-Leitrim in the All-Ireland semi-final.

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