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Club Roundup: Quick Fire Reports From A Dramatic Day Of GAA

It was a frantic and dramatic day in the GAA world as shocks and sensational scorelines rang all around the country. Read our quick-fire reports below for a roundup of the best of the club action. 

Hurling

Leinster club SHC semi-final: Colin Fennelly registered 4-4 as Ballyhale booked their place in the Leinster final with a 16-point win over Naomh Eanna. Cathay Dunbar scored two goals in two minutes to get the Wexford side off to a dream start but Ballyhale weathered the storm and found their rhythm.

FT score: Ballyhale Shamrocks 6-21 Naomh Eanna 4-11

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Leinster club SHC semi-final: Ballyboden edged a thriller at Parnell Park to reach the Leinster final. Both sides were tied at 5-25 each after two periods of extra-time as Coolderry, who finished with 12 men, sensationally clawed back huge deficits on two occasions, while Conal Keaney was also dismissed for the Dublin champions.

FT score: Ballyboden St Endas 5-28 Coolderry 5-25

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Munster club SHC final: Ballygunner ended a 17-year wait when they exacted revenge over reigning champions, Na Piarsaigh in the Munster final. The Limerick side could only manage 1-1 in the second-half as a Pauric Mahony rally helped the Waterford champions take the provincial title.

FT score: Ballygunner 2-14 Na Piarsaigh 2-8

Munster hurling club final

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Galway SHC final: St Thomas’ are Galway champions as they secured a nine-point win over reigning champions, Liam Mellows this afternoon. Goals from Conor Cooney and Darragh Burke either side of half-time ensured the win was never in doubt in Pearse Stadium.

FT score: St Thomas’ 2-13 Liam Mellows 0-10

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Football

Ulster club SFC semi-final: A late rally ensured Scotstown booked their place in the Ulster final after a dramatic clash with Eoghan Rua of Derry. A Ruairi Mooney goal put the Derry side four up early in the second half but they failed to seal the victory allowing Scotstown to fight back with Rory Beggan scoring two crucial late scores.

FT score: Scotstown 1-14 Eoghan Rua 2-10

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Ulster club SFC semi-final: Three goals from Dáire Ó Baoill in the space of 16 minutes in the first half helped Gweedore ease to victory over 13-man Crossmaglen in Healy Park this afternoon. The Armagh champions reduced the gap to five at half-time but the win was never in doubt for the Donegal side.

FT score: Gweedore 4-11 Crossmaglen 0-16

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