Munster champs Clonmel knocked out as Loughmore and Moyle set up Tipp final
Noel McGrath and Alan Campbell will be in opposition in the Tipperary decider.
THERE’LL BE NEW Munster senior club football champions this year after Clonmel Commercials were knocked out of the Tipperary senior football championship by Loughmore-Castleiney at the semi-final stage.
A 0-9 to 0-8 victory in the last four clash saw Loughmore-Castleiney advance in Boherlahan to a final where they will face Moyle Rovers, who thumped Kilsheelan-Kilcash by 4-14 to 0-6 in their semi-final in Cahir.
The final will take place next Sunday with Loughmore-Castleiney having claimed titles in 2013 and 2014 while Moyle Rovers lost by a point in last year’s decider to Clonmel Commercials.
All over loughmore win by 1 0-9 0-8. Hard luck to the lads and well done to @Loughmore_Gaa
— Clonmel Commercials (@CommercialsGAA) October 23, 2016
Source: Clonmel Commercials/Twitter
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In a low scoring contest Loughmore-Castleiney prevailed after being ahead 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time. Michael Quinlivan, who hit 0-5 overall, landed a brace early in the second-half to put Clonmel ahead but Loughmore countered with their defence impressive.
John McGrath was outstanding for Loughmore while Liam McGrath hit 0-5 and Cian Hennessy notched 0-2. The loss of Kevin Harney to a black card was a major setback for a Clonmel team who had lost out to eventual All-Ireland champions Ballyboden St-Enda’s at the All-Ireland semi-final stage last February.
Moyle Rovers were far too strong in the other semi-final tie as they had 20 points to spare over Kilsheelan-Kilcash. Diarmuid Foley, who scored 2-4 overall, struck the net twice in the opening half as Moyle Rovers were ahead 2-8 to 0-3 at the interval.
Liam Boland and Stephen Quirke added second half goals while Thomas Hill and Danny Owens also hit key points for the winners.
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