There was wins for St Patrick’s, Monaleen, Dromcollogher-Broadford and Adare in Friday night’s last round of games in the Limerick SFC.
St Patrick’s beat Ballylanders by 1-10 to 1-9 thanks to a late winning point from Jason Mullins. Eoin Hanrahan was once again in top form for the Rhebogue side scoring 1-7 and their win was all the more impressive given they were without their other top forward John Mullane and intercounty midfielder Gearoid Hegarty was black-carded early on.
They led 1-6 to 0-4 at the break but Ballylanders fought back in the second half. A goal from Kieran O’Callaghan and a string of points had Ballylanders level before Mullins popped up to score the winning point in injury time.
The result means St Pat’s finish second in the group on scoring difference with Ballylanders in third. Both will play in the quarter-finals
Drom-Broadford top the group and go straight into the semi-final after their 2-15 to 0-9 win over Pallasgreen. It wasn’t as easy as the scoreline suggests though as they trailed by three points going into the final quarter before 1-12 without reply.
A first-half goal from Killian Phair had them 1-3 to 0-5 up at the interval but with Kevin Barry in top scoring form, Pallas really took the game to Drom in the second half. It didn’t last though and a succession of points followed by a late Seanie Buckley penalty sealed the win. Pallasgreen will face Galbally in the relegation decider.
The other game in that group was a dead-rubber tie between Monaleen and St Mary’s-Sean Finns. Neither side could go through and neither could be relegated with Monaleen doing enough to win 2-8 to 0-9.
In the other group, Adare beat Galbally by 4-7 to 1-12 to send Galbally into the relegation final.
Adare got off to a great start and led by 3-3 to 0-7 at the break before eventually winning by four points. That sees them secure their senior status for another year,
There are two games down for decision on Saturday night with Newcastle West playing Ballysteen and Fr Casey’s facing St Kieran’s.