Hurling Championship Match Reports

Senior Championship

Keady 3-22 Sean Treacy’s 0-6

Keady convincingly booked their place in this Senior showpiece with a demolition job over Sean Treacy’s.

The Lurgan men only registered one score throughout the opening period as Keady powered to victory.

Conor Corvan was unstoppable for the Lamh Dhearg side, rattling off an impressive 2-6.

Tiarnan O’Neill began the goal scoring with a three pointer coming before the first half water break.

Danny Magee recorded Sean Treacy’s only score of the opening half, his first of four points on the day.

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Corvan and Fionntan Donnelly displayed their accuracy and helped ease Keady into a 2-12 to 0-1 half time lead.

Michael Doran and Magee closed the gap briefly, but Keady claimed the games next five points to push further ahead.

Corvan’s second major split two Magee scores while Mark Toal brought his personal tally to 0-4 with a brace near the finish.

It’s back to the showpiece for Keady, who go in search of their first county championship crown since 2018.

Keady Scorers: Conor Corvan 2-6, Fionntan Donnelly 0-5 (4f), Mark Toal 0-4, Tiarnan O’Neill 1-0, Dylan McKenna 0-2, Odhran Fullerton 0-1, Stephen Renaghan 0-1, Jim Shortt 0-1, Barry Molloy 0-1, Sean Colton 0-1.

Sean Treacy’s Scorers: Danny Magee 0-4 (2f), Michael Doran 0-1, Anthony Carville 0-1.

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Middletown 2-21 Derrynoose 0-9

Middletown will contest their seventh senior championship final in a row after seeing off Derrynoose in Sunday’s semi final.

The first quarter belonged to the free takes, with Davey McCreesh and Dean Gaffney dominating the scoreboard.

Gaffney’s 3rd minute free raised the first green flag of the day as Middletown headed into the water break 1-4 to 0-3 ahead.

McCreesh grabbed all but one of his side’s score throughout the opening period, with Stephen McKearney getting his name on the score sheet with the final point of the half. 1-7 to 0-6.

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Gaffney’s scoring spree continued after the interval as he rattled the net inside the opening minute of the second half.

Middletown dominated proceedings after the break and powered to a 2-14 to 0-7 lead by the water break.

Four more points from Gaffney extended the champions lead, while McCreesh and McKearney hit the target again for Derrynoose.

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Junior Championship

Cuchulainns IIs made their way to the Junior decider when they saw off St Malachy’s in Saturday’s semi final.

A big second half showing from the city side secured their spot in the showpiece, winning by 15 points in the end.

The sides were all square as the half time whistle sounded, 1-4 to 0-7.

Cuchulainns powered to victory with three goals after the interval to win 4-13 to 0-10.

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They will take on the current champions Craobh Rua in the decider.

The Camlough men saw off Killeavy on Sunday, in a repeat of the 2020 final.

Killeavy held a slender one point lead at the half time break, 0-5 to 0-6.

Things changed dramatically in the second period as Craobh Rua took control.

Seven scores on the trot saw Craobh Rua burst into a double score lead by the water break before a second half major secured the victory, 1-17 to 0-7.

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