There was plenty of semi-final action in the club GAA championships in Limerick on Saturday.
Monaleen and Bruree will have to meet again in the Premier IHC semi-final as they finished level on a scoreline of 1-16 apiece.
Monaleen had led for the entire game before a late Bruree burst saw them take the lead for the first time when John O’Brien pointed as the game ticked into injury time. But Monaleen fought back and Lorcan Lyons held his nerve to send the game to a replay. Monaleen, for whom Andrew La Touche Cosgrave scored 1-11, led 0-10 to 0-6 at the break but a Kieran O’Dea goal brought Bruree back into contention. Monaleen appeared to ride out the storm to lead 1-15 to 1-13 as full-time approached but there was still time for plenty more drama.
Knockainey await the winners in the final and there is a double incentive for the eventual semi-final victors as they will also be promoted to senior for 2016.
In the IHC semi-final, Cappamore were 1-15 to 0-14 winners over Mungret in Bruff. Mungret were 0-9 to 0-6 up at the break but a Conor Sheehan goal turned the tie in Cappamore’s favour and they’ll now play the winners of Feohanagh and Glenroe in the decider.
In the JHC ‘A’ semi-final, football specialists Dromcollogher-Broadford needed extra time to see off Castletown-Ballyagran. The sides finished level at 0-15 each after normal time but Drom pulled away to win 0-26 to 1-18 in the additional 20 minutes.
Derry McCarthy hit 0-10 for Drom while Aidan McAulliffe was Castletown-Ballyagran’s top scorer with 0-9. Doon and Na Piarsaigh meet in the other semi-final next week.
In the Limerick JHC ‘B’ quarter-final played in Kilmallock on Saturday, Monaleen were 2-10 to 1-7 winners over Pallasgreen.
Meanwhile, in the Limerick JFC ‘A’, Cappagh will meet Galtee Gaels in the final after the semi-finals were played on Saturday. Cappagh were 0-12 to 0-10 winners over Kildimo-Pallaskenry while Galtee Gaels recorded a 3-11 to 0-9 win over Kilteely-Dromkeen.
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