There was disappointment for Limerick club St Maryâ€™s-Sean Finns in the Munster IFC on Sunday as they were beaten 3-11 to 0-7 by Clare champions St Josephâ€™s-Miltown Malbay.
The game was switched at late notice to the Gaelic Grounds but the Rathkeale club got off to a disastrous start. First-half goals from Seanie Malone and Gearoid Curtin helped the visitors to a 2-6 to 0-2 lead at the break and while Sean Finns rallied in the second half, they never threatened a comeback and sub Brian Curtin put the icing on the cake for St Josephâ€™s late on.
They now play Kerry champions Currow in the semi-final.
SCORERS - St Josephâ€™s: GearÃ³id Curtin 1-1, Conor Cleary (all frees), Eoin Cleary 0-3 each, Seanie Malone, Brian Curtin 1-0 each, Kevin Keavey 0-2, Joe Curtin, MicheÃ¡l Malone 0-1 each; Sean Finns: Mark Oâ€™Sullivan 0-4 (four frees), Eoin Oâ€™Donnell, Patrick Sheahan, Keith Harnett 0-1 each.
SEÃN FINNS: Johnny Mooney; Shane Hourigan, SeÃ¡n Oâ€™Shea, Gary Enright; Patrick Sheahan, Adrian Stackpoole, Darren Jones; Trevor Nolan, Keith Harnett; Patrick Wilmott, Mark Oâ€™Sullivan, SeÃ¡n Sheahan; Eoghan Oâ€™Connor, Eoin Oâ€™Donnell, Timmy Hogan. Subs: Dean Maune for Adrian Stackpoole (14 mins), Dean Maune for Shane Hourigan (inj 16 mins), Damien Quaid for Patrick Wilmott (36 mins), SeÃ¡n White for Timmy Hogan (inj 50 mins), Conor Lyons for Keith Harnett (55 mins).
ST JOSEPHâ€™S: Niall Quinn; Enda Malone, Shane Curtin, Enda Oâ€™Gorman;
Ian Sexton, Gordon Kelly, GearÃ³id Curtin; Darragh McDonagh, Conor Cleary; Kevin Keavey, Joe Curtin, Brian Curtin; Seanie Malone, Eoin Cleary, Eoin Curtin. SUBS: MicheÃ¡l Malone for Seanie Malone (43 mins), Kieran Malone for Joe Curtin (47 mins), Colin McGuane for GearÃ³id Curtin (52 mins), Eoin Fox for Brian Curtin (53 mins), Brendan Oâ€™Brien for Eoin Curtin (55 mins).
REFEREE: PÃ¡draig Oâ€™Sullivan (Kerry).