Sarsfields and Drom-Inch go on
TIPPERARY SHC SEMI-FINALS: Thurles Sarsfields 2-22 Éire Óg Anacarty 1-13:THURLES SARSFIELDS helped themselves to a place in the final as they comfortably downed Éire Óg Anacarty at Semple Stadium yesterday.
The Thurles men never got out of third gear in the game but were still a considerable degree ahead of their opponents.
A seventh minute Denis Maher goal followed by a second from Aidan McCormack goal in the 24th minute of the second half put the seal on an impressive win for Sarsfields which saw Pa Bourke grab 0-6, Johnny Enright 0-5, and Lar Corbett 0-4.
SARSFIELDS:P Bourke 0-6, J Enright 0-5, L Corbett 0-4, D Maher 1-2, A McCormack 1-1, R Ruth 0-2, P Maher, M Gleeson 0-1 each.
ÉIRE ÓG ANACARTY:P ODwyer 0-9, M McGrath 1-0, C OBrien 0-2, E Kennedy, D ODwyer 0-1 each.
Drom-Inch 2-26 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-21
SEAMUS CALLANAN’S 2-13 earned champions Drom-Inch a place in the decider after extra time. This was a dour enough game which only came to life briefly in the closing stages as Loughmore Castleiney came from the dead to force extra time.
Callanan goalled in the 21st minute of the second half and again in the first period of extra time, after the sides were locked at 1-18 apiece at the end of normal time. But, with Loughmore Castleiney down to 14 men for most of extra time after Liam Treacy’s red card, it was one-way traffic from then on.
DROM-INCH:S Callanan 2-13, J Ryan 0-5, D Butler, S Butler 0-3 each, K Butler, P Lupton 0-1 each. LOUGHMORE-CASTLEINEY: J McGrath 0-10, N McGrath 1-3, A McGrath, L McGrath 0-3 each, E Connolly 0-2.