Sports activities Replace: Victory for Kildare duo and disappointment for Mayo star Barrett on busy day of GAA membership motion


There were plenty of key intermediate and junior games down for decision across the football and hurling codes.

IT WAS A BUSY day on the GAA club circuit across football and hurling codes, with a number of key intermediate and junior provincial ties down for decision.

In Connacht, Galway’s An Spidéal overcame a Béál an Mhuirthead/Belmullet side which features Mayo star defender Chris Barrett, to book their place in the intermediate football final.

Extra-time was needed to separate the sides and the Galway champions prevailed to progress to the Connacht decider where they will face either Roscommon’s Fuerty or Sligo’s Shamrock Gaels. That semi-final clash takes place on Sunday.

Ár mbuíochas le @BelmulletGaa as an gcluiche den scoth. Coimhlint chrua a bhí inti agus ní raibh tada idir na foirne. Bua mór a bhí ann dúinn.

Tooreen came out on top against London’s St Gabriel’s which puts them through to the Connacht IHC final against Galway’s Oranmore-Maree, while fellow Mayo side Balla lost out to Easkey from Sligo in the Connacht JFC semi-final.

There was plenty of football and hurling action in Leinster too with four IFC quarter-final ties taking place with the winners advancing to the semi-finals on 24 November.

Kildare duo Peter Kelly and Chris Healy helped Two Mile House to victory over Round Towers Lusk, while Offaly’s Shamrocks overcame Carlow side Ballinabranna.

💚💛Full Time Score💚💛
Two Mile House 4-15
Round Towers Lusk 1-16
Well done to the team and management!#honthehouse

Goal for the House! The brilliant and inspirational Peter Kelly applies the finish after Mark Sherry’s catch in midfield and a final pass from Joe Darcy, TMH 2-11 Round Towers 0-12, 40 mins

Elsewhere, Wexford champions Horeswood squeezed past Longford’s Rathcline and Courtwood (Laois) edged out St Mochta’s from Louth.

There were also three Leinster JFC quarter-finals down for decision on Saturday with wins for Dundalk Young Irelands (Louth), St Brigid’s (Offaly) and Kildare outfit Milltown.

St Maur’s from Dublin were convincing winners against Carlow’s Erins Erins Own in the Leinster JHC quarter-final.

Finally, Limerick’s Tournafulla brushed aside Kilgarvan (Kerry) to book their spot in the Munster JHC semi-finals, while Beaufort and Dromtarriffe progressed to the last four in the Munster JFC competition.


IFC semi-final
An Spidéal (Galway) 0-13 Béal an Mhuirthead (Mayo) 0-9 [AET]

JFC semi-final
Balla (Mayo) 0-9 Easkey (Sligo) 3-7

IHC semi-final
St Gabriel’s (London) 1-13 Tooreen (Mayo) 0-18


IFC quarter-finals
Shamrocks (Offaly) 1-15 Ballinabranna (Carlow),  1-10
Horeswood (Wexford) 1-11 Rathcline (Longford) 0-13

Two Mile House (Kildare) 4-15 Round Towers Lusk (Dublin) 1-16

St Mochta’s (Louth) 1-10 Courtwood (Laois) 2-9

JFC quarter-finals
Dundalk Young Irelands (Louth) 2-15 Annanough (Laois) 0-5
St Brigid’s (Offaly) 3-13 St Finian’s Newcastle (Dublin) 4-8
Milltown (Kildare) 1-8 Naomh Eoin (Carlow) 1-7

JHC quarter-final
St Maur’s (Dublin) 1-22 Erins Own (Carlow) 1-9 


JHC quarter-final
Tournafulla (Limerick) 1-22 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 2-9

JFC quarter-finals
Dromtarriffe (Cork) 2-10 Kildimo Pallaskenry (Limerick) 1-7
Ballylooby-Castlegrace (Tipperary) 1-9 Beaufort (Kerry) 5-16

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