Roundup of Saturday’s Limerick GAA action

Limerick's Gaelic Grounds
Kilmallock and Ahane will play in the Limerick SHC semi-finals following their wins in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

Kilmallock and Ahane will play in the Limerick SHC semi-finals following their wins in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

Kilmallock will face Doon following their 0-24 to 2-16 win over Adare while Ahane will renew rivalries with Na Piarsaigh after they got the better of South Liberties on a scoreline of 4-18 to 2-13.

Kilmallock had to withstand a couple of Adare surges in the second half of their game and were made to live nervously in the closing couple of minutes after a goal from Willia Griffin but they refused to panic and held on. Eoin Ryan scored seven points for the winners while Graeme Mulcahy, Robbie Egan and Bryan O’Sullivan scored 0-3 each. Griffin finished with 1-6 for Adare with Declan Hannon scoring 1-3.

In the second game in the Gaelic Grounds, Ahane had too much for Liberties with Niall Moran scoring 1-9 and Killian Enright chipping in with 1-4. Their other goals came from Sean Madden and Tom Morissey. County minor Barry Nash hit 2-5 for Liberties.

Ahane were 1-12 to 0-7 up at the break and although that deficit was briefly reduced, Ahane found the net three times in quick succession to end the game as a contest.

In the SFC quarter-finals played in Kilmallock, St Patrick’s were 5-7 to 1-13 winners over St Kieran’s to set up a semi-final meeting with Fr Casey’s while Ballylanders will play Dromcollogher-Broadford in the other semi-final after they beat Newcastle West by 2-9 to 0-11.

In the IFC quarter-final on Saturday, Na Piarsaigh beat Feohanagh-Castlemahon by 0-14 to 2-7. They will play Cappamore in the semi-final. The other last-four tie will see Mountcollins take on St Senan’s following Mountcollins 1-8 to 0-8 win over Oola on Thursday night.

In the West JFC ‘A’ final on Saturday, Glin were 2-12 to 0-7 winners over Fr Casey’s while in the City JFC ‘A’ decider on Thursday, Patrickswell beat Na Piarsaigh by 2-10 to 1-10.

- For a report on all of these games check out the Limerick Leader’s dedicated 12-page club championship supplement in our weekend edition, which will be in the shops on Thursday