Hogan stars in Kilkenny relegation battle while Keegan’s Westport win Mayo intermediate title
Updated at 18.30
INTER-COUNTY STAR RICHIE Hogan was in inspired form as his Danesfort side condemned Fenians to relegation from the Kilkenny SHC today.
Fenians, for whom JJ Delaney started centre-back, were on the back foot after just nine minutes when James Mulally found the net for Danesfort.
But Fenians rallied well and edged themselves back in front through a Conor Tobin goal from a penalty on 25 minutes.
The two sides couldn’t be separated last Sunday, as they played out a 0-14 to 0-14 draw, but it was the prolific scoring of Hogan, from play and placed balls, which eventually proved the difference in Palmerstown.
Hogan accounted for 13 points (eight frees), and Mulally, a late addition to the starting team, 1-2 of Danesfort’s total as they clinched a 1-18 to 1-12 victory.
Meanwhile, Westport have secured promotion to Mayo’s senior grade after Lee Keegan’s side won the intermediate championship this evening.
Westport finished up 0-10 to 0-4 victors at MacHale Park in the curtain-raiser to tonight’s senior final between Castlebar Mitchels and Knockmore.
The excellent Fionn McDonagh kicked five points (three frees) for Westport, who led by 0-5 to 0-2 at half-time and they matched that score again in the second period to ensure it was Brian McDermott who was presented with the James Sweeney trophy.
The @WestportGAA captain Brian McDermott is presented with James Sweeney trophy by #mayogaa Chairman Mike Connolly. #gaa pic.twitter.com/X0ytufNZi0
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) October 29, 2016
Source: Mayo GAA/Twitter
Elsewhere today, Oran ended Four Roads’ hopes of winning a ninth successive Roscommon SHC title with a 2-15 to 1-12 win after extra time, in their final replay.
After playing out a 0-17 to 3-8 draw two weeks ago, the sides couldn’t be separated once again in 60 minutes of hurling — today’s game finishing 0-11 apiece after the hour.
But it was Oran who really ignited in extra-time, scoring 2-4 to Four Roads’ 1-1 to claim a memorable victory.
In ladies football, Monaghan’s Donaghmoyne retained their Ulster title with a 2-12 to 1-6 victory against Tyrone’s St Macartan’s in Galbally.
The reigning All-Ireland champions were in control throughout with Catriona McConnell and Niamh Callan getting their goals, one in each half.
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