Ballyhale Shamrocks will face Clara in the Kilkenny Senior Hurling final after showing their experience against St Martins in the other semi final.
St Martins led for a time in the first half by four points however the sting was taken out of the tail when Patrick Nolan was sent off for a second yellow card.
Martins kept within 3 points in the last quarter but Ballyhale hit the net courtesy of a Mark Aylward goal in the 48th minute.
TJ Reid got 14 points in the game which finished 1-19 to 14 points.
Ballyhales Andy Moloney says it was a tough right up the end……