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Crossmaglen Rangers won the Armagh SFC title.
Crossmaglen Rangers won the Armagh SFC title.

Sunday's County Finals round-up


GAELIC FOOTBALL

Armagh SFC Final

CROSSMAGLEN RANGERS 2-18 BALLYMACNAB 2-9

Clare SFC Final

KILMURRY-IBRICKANE 0-9 MILTOWN MALBAY 0-9

Derry SFC Final

MAGHERAFELT 0-12 GLEN 0-11

Donegal SFC Final

GAOTH DOBHAIR 0-8 NAOMH CONAILL 0-8

Galway SFC Final

COROFIN 0-15 TUAM STARS 2-9

Kildare SFC Final

MOOREFIELD 2-9 SARSFIELDS 0-15

London SFC Final

TIR CHONAILL GAELS 1-11 FULHAM IRISH 1-10

Louth SFC Final

NEWTOWN BLUES 2-9 NAOMH MAIRTIN 1-9

Monaghan SFC Final

CLONTIBRET 1-14 SCOTSTOWN 0-11

Sligo SFC Final

TOURLESTRANE 2-17 COOLERA-STRANDHILL 0-9

Waterford SFC Final

RATHGORMACK 2-6 BALLINACOURTY 1-6

HURLING

Carlow SHC Final

ST MULLINS 2-17 MOUNT LEINSTER RANGERS 1-19

Cork SHC Final

IMOKILLY 2-17 GLEN ROVERS 1-16

Dublin SHC Final

CUALA 1-18 ST BRIGID'S 1-14

Laois SHC Final

RATHDOWNEY-ERRILL 0-17 BORRIS-KILCOTTON 1-9

Meath SHC Final

KILDALKEY 1-17 KILTALE 0-11

Offaly SHC Final

ST RYNAGH'S 0-16 BIRR 1-12

Westmeath SHC Final

CLONKILL 2-16 CASTLETOWN-GEOGHEGAN 1-16

Caoimhin McDonnell of Sarsfields in action against Aaron Masterson of Moorefield during the Kildare SFC final at St Conleth's Park in Newbridge
Caoimhin McDonnell of Sarsfields in action against Aaron Masterson of Moorefield during the Kildare SFC final at St Conleth's Park in Newbridge

Crossmaglen Rangers maintained their grip on the Armagh championship following a stunning second half showing against Ballymacnab at the Athletic Grounds.

They trailed 1-6 to 0-6 at the break, with Gavin McParland rattling home a goal for Ballymacnab after a brilliant assist from Jack Grugan.

An upset looked like it might be on the cards as Grugan scored Ballymacnab’s second goal five minutes into the second half, but then Cross turned on the style, rattling off nine consecutive points.

Colin O’Connor and man-of-the-match Rian O’Neill then added goals late on as Rangers ran out 2-18 to 2-9 winners.

There was nothing between the teams in the Clare decider as Kilmurry Ibrickane and Miltown Malbay played out a 0-9 to 0-9 draw in Ennis.

The sides were locked on 0-4 apiece in a low-scoring first half, with Keelan Sexton scoring three of Kilmurry Ibrickane’s total, while Eoin Cleary kicked two points for Miltown.

The game remained a tight affair into the second half, and Conor Cleary edged Miltown a point ahead with time almost up, but a last gasp 45m free converted by Kilmurry goalkeeper Ian McInerney forced the final to a replay next weekend.

Moorefield and Sarsfields also have it all to do again after a 2-9 to 0-15 draw in the Kildare SFC final.

Early goals from Mark McDermott and Eanna O'Connor put defending champions Moorefield in charge in Newbridge, but Sarsfeilds rallied late in the half to bring the score to 2-05 0-09 by the interval.

Sarsfields reeled off several points just after the restart but from there the game tightened up and the sides finished all square.

Liam Gavaghan’s injury time point was the winning score as Tir Chonaill Gaels came from behind against Fulham Irish to claim their 18th London Senior Football Championship in Ruislip.

The teams were meeting in the final for the third time in as many years, with Fulham coming out on top in 2018 before Tir Chonaill won last year’s decider after a replay.

Fulham, managed by former Tyrone star Owen Mulligan, began well at McGovern Park and led at halftime 1-6 to 0-3 with Marty Hughes getting the goal.

A Kevin Rafferty goal for Tir Chonaill started their fightback in the second period, and with the sides level in the dying moments, Gavaghan sent a long-distance free over the bar to give the Gaels a 1-11 to 1-10 win.

Tourlestrane were in complete control from start to finish to clinch their fourth Sligo football title on the trot after a 2-17 to 0-9 win over Coolera-Strandhill.

Gary Gaughan's goal in the first half put them in a commanding position and they never looked like losing for the remainder of the game, with Gaughan netting again just before the final whistle.

He finished with 2-4, while Cathal Henry and Jonny Kelly also kept the scoreboard ticking over for Tourlestrane. Niall Murphy was excellent for the losers, with 0-7.

Paul Drohan and William Hahessy provided the first half goals as Rathgormack won the Waterford SFC title with a 2-6 to 1-6 win over Ballinacourty at Fraher Field.

Rathgormack raced into an early lead through Drohan and Hahessy’s goals, but after the interval Ballinacourty brought the margin down to just one, with Mark Ferncombe finding the net.

Rathgormack held out though to clinch their first county final win in 20 years.

Beaten finalists to Camross last year, Rathdowney-Errill bounced back to claim their fourth Laois SHC title of the decade and their first since 2014 with a five-point win over Borris-Kilcotton.

Borris-Kilcotton began brightly with the game’s first three points, but Rathdowney-Errill recovered to go in at the break 0-6 to 0-5 ahead.

Rathdowney began to stamp their authority on the game after halftime before Borris’ Aaron Dunphy grabbed the game’s only goal to bring them back into the mix.

Mark Kavanagh’s accuracy from frees though restocked Rathdowney’s lead before Borris-Kilcotton’s Emmet Jones was sent off in the closing stages as the score finished at 0-17 to 1-9.

St Mullins avenged last year's Carlow hurling final defeat to Mount Leinster Rangers, triumphing by the minimum in a thrilling game at Netwatch Cullen Park.

St Mullins made the early running and led Rangers 2-12 to 1-9 at the break, despite losing Ger Coady to a red card. Patrick Boland and Seamus Murphy hit the net for Mullins, with Denis Murphy getting Rangers’ goal.

Mount Leinster though came back into it and pulled the game back to within a goal, before drawing level in the 56th minute through Jon Nolan. The game looked like it was heading to a draw before a 64th minute point from Jason O'Neill clinched victory for St Mullins.

Clonkill made it back-to-back Westmeath hurling titles after a thrilling 2-16 to 1-16 win over Castletown-Geoghegan.

Kieran O'Brien poked home a goal in the ninth minute for Castletown-Geoghan before Jordy Smyth responded in kind for Clonkill, who had stretched out their lead to eight points by the time Peadar Scully netted just before halftime.

Castletown were on top in the second half and managed to close the gap down to three, but Clonkill hung on despite losing Kelvin Reily to a red card towards the end.

A surging second half from Kildalkey saw them crowned Meath hurling champions after a 1-17 to 0-11 replay win over Kiltale.

Kildalkey were aiming to put a stop to Kiltale’s quest for a sixth successive Meath title, and after the teams’ thrilling draw two weeks ago, they led by two points at the break, with the teams level seven times in the opening period.

The accuracy of full forward Paddy Connelly, who contributed eight points, kept Kildalkey out in front before Patrick Potterton’s goal 23 minutes into the second half goal gave them the impetus to power onto victory.

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