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Hurling Club Round-Up: Revenge In Laois While Cuala Run Riot In Dublin

It was another busy weekend in the club calendar as Patrickswell were crowned Limerick champions, Cuala and St Brigid’s advanced to the Dublin final while Rathdowney got their revenge on Camross in Laois.

Read our round-up of all the action below.

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Limerick

Patrickswell were crowned the Limerick champions for 2019 on Sunday following a 1-17 to 0-15 win over Na Piarsaigh who were aiming for their third title in a row.

Read our full match report here.

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Tipperary

The draw for the 2019 Tipperary SHC quarter-finals has been made following two breathless preliminary quarter-finals that both went to extra time on Sunday.

Reigning champions Clonoutly Rossmore booked their place in the final eight following a 1-33 to 3-22 win over 14-man Loughmore-Castleiney.

Timmy Hammersley was the star for Clonoulty as he finished the day with a tally of 19 points and it was his late points that forced extra time. While Loughmore rallied during the following period, Sean Maher’s goal provided a killer blow for Clonoulty who eventually ran out five-point winners.

Meanwhile, in the other prelim encounter, Toomevara overcame Mullinahone on a scoreline of 1-24 to 2-19.

The quarter-final draw is as follows:

Clonouty-Rossmore v Kilruane MacDonagh’s; Borris-Ileigh v Drom & Inch; Toomevara v Kiladangan; Nenagh Éire Og v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill.

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Cork

Imokilly will face Glen Rovers in the Cork SHC final after they recorded a 3-19 to 1-19 win over St Finbarr’s on Sunday.

Declan Dalton pitched in with 1-9 while goals from Paudie O’Sullivan and substitute Shane O’Regan Óg propelled the East Cork side to victory.

Conor Cahalane was on-form with 013 for St Finbarr’s and while Brian Hennessy scored a late consolation goal, it is Imokilly who march on and remain in the hunt for their third title in a row.

In their way stands Glen Rovers who overcame Carrigtwohill on a scoreline of 0-26 to 0-11 over the weekend.

Patrick Horgan’s side dominated the opening period and enjoyed a 12-point lead at the break. While Liam Gosnell attempted to reduce the deficit, finishing with 10 points, it was in vain as Horgan chipped in with 0-8 to seal their final spot.

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Laois

The day belonged to Ross King in O’Moore Park on Sunday as his late goal sealed victory for Rathdowney-Errill against Camross in the SHC semi-final.

In the 2018 county final against the same opponents, King suffered serious dental damage but his goal this time around ended Camross’ bid for three titles in a row.

County star Mark Kavanagh chipped in with nine points but Rathdowney still found themselves trailing by two heading into injury time until King’s goal in the 61st minute.

They now face Borris-Kilcotton in the county final on October 20.

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Dublin

1-3 from Mark Schutte helped Cuala dismiss St Vincent’s on a scoreline of 3-21 to 1-16 to advance to the Dublin SHC final.

The game began at a frantic pace with a goal apiece in the opening three minutes. Cuala dominated from that point onwards and led the game 2-14 to 1-6 at the break, courtesy of Schutte’s goal.

Vincent’s replied well in the second period but a further goal from Colm Cronin ensured that it was to be Cuala’s day in Parnell Park.

Meanwhile, goals from Cian O’Sullivan and Paul Winters saw St Brigid’s into the Dublin final following a 2-17 to 1-13 win over Craobh Chiarain.

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Kilkenny

James Stephens are through to the semi-finals of the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship following a 0-19 to 0-15 win over Rower-Inistioge.

Eoin Guilfoyle and Niall Brassil provided the scoring power for the 2011 winners while Eoin Larkin was impressive in defence.

They will now face Erin’s Own in the final four.

The other semi-final will see the winners of the replay between O’Loughlin Gaels and Mullinavat face the winner of Ballyhale Shamrocks v Clara.

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Offaly

Birr are on track for their first county title since 2008 after they overcame Kilcormac/Killoughey on a scoreline of 0-20 to 0-16 in Sunday’s semi-final.

They will face St Rynagh’s of Banagher in the decider after they beat Belmont by two points in St Brendan’s Park.

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