MOUNTCOLLINS and Oola will have to meet again in the county intermediate football championship after they played out a 1-4 each in horrific weather conditions this Sunday in Kilmallock.
Just one point was scored in the entire second half in Fitzgerald Park as the underfoot conditions deteriorated admit constant driving wind and rain.
Oola led 1-4 to 1-3 at half time.
The men from the east were 1-3 to 0-1 ahead after the opening quarter with Pakie Bourke scoring 1-1 from play.
The reply from Mountcollins came from Seamus O’Connell and was to be their only point from play in the entire game.
Just two minutes before half time they scored a goal of their own when Tom McCarthy netted.
Despite having the wind to their backs in the second half, Mountcollins managed just one point to equalise.
MOUNTCOLLINS - Batt Dillane; Tim Walsh, Con Begley, Sean Lyons; Tim Begley, Keith Garvey, Jeremiah Moroney; Shane Gleeson, Tom McCarthy; Seamus O’Connell, Bernard McCarthy, Mike McCarthy; Pa Delee, Sean Gleeson, Matthew Brouder. Subs: Anthony Hartnett for Matthew Brouder (8mins), DJ Gleeson for Seamus O’Connell (15mins), Denis Dillane for Pa Delee (56mins).
OOLA - Don Holmes; Padraig Ryan, Dan Riall, Don Anderson; John Bourke, Denis Moloney, Eoin Fitzgibbon; Conor Ryan, Eddie Kiely; Ian Bourke, John Clifford, Daniel Quirke; David Stapleton, Pakie Bourke, Keith Bourke. Sub: Pat Breen for Ian Bourke (45mins).
REFEREE - Richard Moloney (Bruff)
Elsewhere over the weekend, which was disrupted by the inclement weather, it is to be an all-south Limerick county junior B hurling final with Croom to play Bruff.
Croom beat Newcastle West easily on Sunday morning to ensure a repeat of the south final, which Croom won.
In the junior A fooball championship Glin have booked their spot in final after a 0-14 to 1-6 win over Galtee Gaels.
They await the winners of the other semi-final between St Marys Sean Finns and Ballylanders.
- For more GAA coverage, see the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader