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Ciaran Slevin of Kilcormac-Killoughey in action during the AIB Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final against Castletown Geoghegan.
Ciaran Slevin of Kilcormac-Killoughey in action during the AIB Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final against Castletown Geoghegan.

Kilcormac-Killoughey and Mount Leinster Rangers victorious in Leinster Club SHC


AIB Leinster Club SHC quarter-final

KILCORMAC-KILLOUGHEY 2-15 CASTLETOWN GEOGHEGAN 1-12

A fine second-half performance from 14-man Kilcormac-Killoughey of Offaly earned them a hard-earned win over Westmeath champions Castletown Geoghegan in today’s AIB Leinster Club SHC quarter-final.

Inspired by Westmeath county star, Niall O’Brien, Castletown Geoghegan played a lot of positive hurling in the first half in particular but were rocked by the concession of two goals.

Scored by Peter Healion and Dan Currams, those two goals helped Kilcormac-Killoughey into a 2-6 to 1-8 half-time lead, and with the wind at their backs for the second half they looked well positioned.

Just 30 seconds into the second-half the situation was complicated though when Stephen Leonard got his walking orders for a second bookable offence.

Castletown Geoghegan weren’t able to make the most of their numerical advantage though and a hard-working Kilcormac-Killoughey built a winning advantage thanks mainly to the free-taking of Ciaran Slevin.

The Offaly champions now advance to a semi-final showdown with Mount Leinster Rangers of Carlow.

Gary Kelly, left, with team-mate Michael Doyle, of Mount Leinster Rangers in action against Ciaran Collier of Camross.
Gary Kelly, left, with team-mate Michael Doyle, of Mount Leinster Rangers in action against Ciaran Collier of Camross.

AIB Leinster Club SHC quarter-final

MOUNT LEINSTER RANGERS 0-19 CAMROSS 0-13

Carlow champions Mount Leinster Rangers eventually ground down Camross of Laois who were ultimately unable to overcome the disadvantage of being reduced to 14 men in the second-half.

Camross still put up a serious fight, and even though MLR won by six points in the end they lead by just one with normal time almost up.

Camross had the wind at their backs in the first half but heavily reliant on Zane Keenan for scores and at half-time trailed by 0-6 to 0-5.

It looked like MLR were taking control of the contest when they moved five points ahead early in the second-half and then Darrell Dooley of Camross was sent off for a second bookable offence.

But the Laois side showed a lot of heart to dig in and by the end of normal time had reduced the deficit to the minimum.

They ran out of steam in the end though, whereas MRL finished with a final flourish that saw them score six points in the closing minutes. 

 

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