In the minor football championship ‘A’ semi-finals, Palatine defeated Rathvilly by 1-9 to 0-6 and Eire Og accounted for Mt. Leinster Rngs 0-15 to 1-5. Palatine and Eire Og will now contest the co. final.
Rathvilly started well against Palatine, however when Shane O’Neill converted a penalty he gave the lead to Palatine at the end of the first quarter and they were three points clear at the break Palatine 1-3 Rathvilly 0-3. In the second half Palatine took their scores better, Rathvilly had many great moves but their finishing let them down.
Final Score – Palatine 1-9, Rathvilly 0-6
Eire Og had to work extremely hard before they overcame Mt. Leinster Rngs in the other semi-final, the sides were level at the break 0-4 each. Early in the last half Rngs led by 1-4 to 0-6 and then disaster struck as they lost on of their best players Niall Lynam through injury as the game was stopped for some time, when play resumed it was Eire Og that scored the last six points
Final score – Eire Og 0-15, Mt. Leinster Rngs 1-5
At the other end of the scale in the Michael Lyng Motors senior football championship Tinryland and Ballinabranna will battle to see who stays in senior ranks for 2015 when they meet in Netwatch Carlow Training Centre this Friday evening at 7-30 in the relegation final.
The winners stay in senior ranks for 2016 and the losers will drop back to intermediate ranks.
On Saturday at Netwatch Carlow Training Centre, St. Patricks and Eire Og will contest the junior football ‘A’ championship semi-final at 2-00 pm
Asca and Tinryland will contest the junior football ‘B’ championship semi-final at 3-30
The two Carlow Senior football Semi finals are taking place this weekend.
Tomorrow Palatine and Eire Og go head to head at 5 in Netwatch Cullen Park while on Sunday at the same time, Rathvilly clash with Old Leighlin.
We’ll have live commentary of both games here on KCLR on our Carlow frequencies.