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12th Nov 2017

All the results from the weekend’s provincial Championship games

Niall McIntyre

We’re reaching the business stages.

Nine teams were eliminated from the All-Ireland club Championships this weekend to leave 11 standing in their respective provincial Championships.

GAA club action rarely disappoints, and this weekend was no exception with some thrilling games from Omagh to Kerry over the two days.

Slaughtneil and Kilcar set the tone with an exceptionally high quality encounter in Ulster on Saturday evening, and 1-16 outsiders Rathnew’s dispatching of red-hot favourites St Vincent’s in Leinster made for more headlines on Sunday.

You can’t beat the club Championship.


In Leinster, all games were hotly contested with just one point being the difference in two of the quarter-finals.

Rathnew pulled off the shock of the year, while Meath’s Simonstown Gaels were a class above the Wexford Starlights.

John Heslin once again rescued St Loman’s of Mullingar, scoring 1-7 of their 1-12 total, and matching Paddy McBrearty’s 10-point tally as the pair topped the weekend’s scoring charts.

Loman’s were behind for much of the game, but Heslin’s unrivalled ability to nick a score when it matters most marks them out as a dangerous package in Leinster.

He scored a nerveless second-half penalty to kick off their revival against Columba’s, before Paddy Dowdall slotted the winner.

Leinster club SFC quarter-finals

Rathnew (Wicklow) 1-13 St Vincent’s (Dublin) 1-09.

St Loman’s Mullingar (Westmeath) 1-12 St Columba’s Mullinalaghta (Longford) 1-11.

Portlaoise (Laois) 0-11 Moorefield (Kildare) 1-9.

Simonstown Gaels (Meath) 1-12  Starlights (Wexford) 0-8.


In Ulster, Fermanagh’s Derrygonnelly Harps and Cavan Gaels couldn’t be separated in Clones, while Slaughtneil edged Kilcar in typical Slaughtneil fashion on Saturday night.

Ulster club SFC semi-finals

Derrygonnelly Harps (Fermanagh) 0-12 Cavan Gaels (Cavan) 0-12 (AET).

Slaughtneil (Derry) 2-17 Kilcar (Donegal) 0-17.


In Munster, the respective Kerry and Cork champions were rampant, with Colm Cooper’s nine points for Dr Crokes, and Paul Kerrigan’s six from play for Nemo the highlights.

Munster club SFC semi-finals

Dr Crokes (Kerry) 2-19 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-10.

Nemo Rangers (Cork) 2-17 Adare (Limerick) 0-04.


In Connacht, Corofin were pushed all the way by St Brigid’s, but it will be a repeat of the 2015 final in Connacht after Castlebar Mitchels accounted for Tourlestrane of Sligo.

Connacht club SFC semi-finals

Castlebar (Mayo) 1-13 Tourlestrane (Sligo) 0-09.

Corofin (Galway) 2-15 St Brigids (Roscommon) 1-14 (AET).