The hurlers of Tooreen have done it again.
For the third year in a row and for the fourth time in six years, Tooreen this afternoon captured the Connacht Intermediate hurling title. They did so by beating Galway’s Killimor by 0-22 to 1-15 at Athleague in today’s Connacht IHC decider and so once again they get a chance to shoot for All-Ireland success.
Today’s match was a closely fought affair and it was only coming down the closing stretch that the Mayo lads pulled away. They led by a point at half-time but the teams were level with just five minutes of normal time to play. Killimor only added one more point to their tally but Tooreen finished strongly, knocking over five late points to win the game and the Connacht title by four points.
Match report from the Connaught Telegraph is here.
The three-in-a-row Connacht champions now go on to face either Middletown of Armagh or Liatroim Fontenoys of Down in the All-Ireland IHC semi-final. Their Ulster final clash is scheduled to take place next weekend and the All-Ireland semi-final is then slated for mid-December.
Over in Longford today, meanwhile, the women footballers of Charlestown were edged out after a brave battle against Longford Slashers. Their LGFA All-Ireland Intermediate club semi-final ended in a 1-11 to 0-10 victory for the Longford side. Match report on that one from Oisín McGovern is here.