St Ciaran’s through to All Ireland Final

MacLarnon Cup champions are through to All Ireland final

St.Ciaran’s Ballygawley ……………………………1-16
St.Mary’s CBS Carlow ……………………………….3-9
(after extra-time)

ST CIARAN’S are through to the All Ireland final after defeating St Mary’s Carlow in extra-time in yesterday’s (Wednesday) riveting semi-final in Mullingar.


The Danske Bank MacLarnon Cup champions hit the ground running with a Pascal Donaghy goal but the Leinster side responded with a major of their own through from Evan Lowry.

Despite playing against the wind points from Caoimhin O’Donnell, Donaghy and Tomas Hoy had the Ballygawley boys in a strong position until a late goal from Lee Dunne cut the gap to the minimum at the break.

It was score for score in the second half but when Donaghy, Cormac Donnelly and Daniel Millar put St Ciaran’s three in front they looked to be in control.

Jody Murphy though grabbed a third St Mary’s goal to force the last four decider into over-time (1-12 to 3-6).

It remained level for the first half of extra time with Donnelly and Jordan Morrissey on target for their respective sides.

O’Donnell and Hoy then put St Ciaran’s two in front and while they lost Donaghy to a second booking the Tyrone side held on to reach the Croke Park decider on Saturday week.

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