Sars & Eire Og into hurling SF’s after thrillers at Semple

first_imgPhoto Tipp FM Eire Og Annacarty and Thurles Sarsfield march on to the County Senior Hurling Semi Finals next weekend after respective victories over Mullinahone and Kilruane McDonagh’s yesterday.In the first of the day’s matches Eire Óg overcame Mullinahone on the narrowest of margins 2-13 to 1-15. This is despite being down to 13 men after Connor O’Brien and Patrick Aherne were sent off in the 1st half.Aherne received two yellow cards while O’Brien received a straight red. Eire Óg Annacarty manager Ronan O’Brien spoke to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson after the matchMeanwhile Kilruane McDonagh’s forced their quarter final clash with County Champions Thurles Sars to extra time after securing an equalising point deep into injury time of the second half of normal play but lost out in the end.It was an exciting match with Kilruane staying very much in the game and only trailing by 3 points at the break 1-11 to 1-8 with the goals coming from Sars Denis Maher and McDonagh’s Conor Cleary.Ten minutes into the second half of normal play the sides were level 1-13 apiece. Thurles Sars then started to pull away again to build up a four point lead once again, but Liam O’Shea’s side fought back and at the full time whistle of normal time it was all square on a scoreline of 1-20 each.However two goals in quick succession from Lar Corbett and Par Bourke in the 1st half of Extra Time all but secured victory for Thurles Sars and despite a brave effort by Kilruane McDonagh a seasoned Thurles Sarsfield won out on a scoreline of 3-26 to 1-22Afterwards Stephen Gleeson spoke to a relieved Thurles Manager Paddy McCormackElsewhere,In the County Senior Hurling Relegation match Burgess overcame Ballina 2-19 to 2-10 while in the Intermediate relegation game between Galtee and Lattin Cullen, Galtee emerged victorious on a scoreline of 1-12 to 12 pointslast_img

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