Keady 3-19 Derrynoose 3-11
Keady qualified for the Senior Hurling Championship final with a win over Derrynoose, although it was far from straightforward.
With seven minutes left, Derrynoose led by a point, but Keady came good when it counted to get over the line.
Keady were flying high in the first half as Odhran Fullerton’s 22nd minute goal had them seven points up.
But Derrynoose closed the gap before the break with a three-pointer of their own from Oisin McGonnell. That left the score 1-8 to 1-5 at the half time interval.
Two goals in as many minutes from Paddy McGrane put Derrynoose four points clear at the start of the second half.
Points from Pauric McNaughton and Aaron Fox furthered their advantage before Keady began to reel them in.
Four on the trot from Conor Corvan helped narrow the gap while Keady got back on level terms on the 54th minute.
The sides traded scores while a Corvan brace and two majors from Tomas Galvin secured a win for Keady.
Middletown 0-24 Cuchulainns 1-14
Middletown’s drive for five is still on course as they reached another decider having saw off Cuchulainns.
A first half goal for Cuchulainns had them ahead at the break, but Middletown pushed on towards victory after the turnaround.
The opening half was tight as both sides were matched score for score. Sean Og McGuinness nudged Middletown ahead by one on the 26th minute.
Cuchulainns then took the lead through a Fionntan Oliver goal and that had them ahead 1-8 to 0-10 at the halfway stage.
Dean Gaffney tied things up at the start of the second half and Middletown kept their noses in front.
Jordan Murtagh reduced the gap to the minimum with a brace on the 56th minute, but Middletown took control.
They landed the final six points of the game to set up another championship decider with their old rivals Keady.