A Liam Ó Lonáin hat trick helped An Rinn to a thrilling 3-11 to 0-19 victory against Clashmore in last night’s County Senior Football quarter-final at Fraher Field.
The Gaeltacht outfit were six points down after eight minutes but three Ó Lonáin goals and four points from Fearghal Ó Cuirrin left them 3-6 to 0-10 ahead at the break. Clashmore closed within a point on four occasions during the second half but couldn’t find an equaliser.
An Rinn joint manager John Power felt that they were fortunate to escape with a narrow win. He said that Liam Ó Lonáin was the main reason that they made the last four.
The quarter-final action continues this evening. Ballinacourty will be strong favourites to see off Gaultier when they meet in Leamybrien. ‘Courty booked their place in the last eight seeing off The Nire in their final group game in mid-July, while Gaultier secured a recent play-off win over Portlaw. Throw-in is at 7.00pm.
The County Junior B Football Championship Finals also take place in Leamybrien. It’s a repeat of last year’s final as The Nire take on Gaultier for a 4.45PM throw-in.
Up west, Fraher Field hosts the an Intermediate Football quarter-final double header. Ballinameela and Geraldine’s get the action underway at 6pm followed at 7:30 by the meeting of Colligan Emmett’s and Sliabh gCua.
Shamrocks and Old Parish will battle in out in the Western Junior A Football Final. They meet in Cappoquin at 5.00pm.
In the Eastern Junior Hurling A semi-finals Roanmore face Tramore at 4pm in Walsh Park and Ballydurn v Mount Sion at 6.00pm in Kill.
In the Junior C semi-finals Naomh Pól take on St Saviours at 2.30pm in Walsh Park, while later this evening at the same venue Dunhill take on Ferrybank from 6.00pm.
And in the Intermediate football Championship, it’s Kill against De La Salle in Dunhill at 6.00pm.