Intermediate Championship Hot Shots – Semis

The Intermediate Championship crown will go to either St Patrick’s or St Paul’s in two weeks’ time as the pair contest the final.

It was the expected final, given their semi-final match ups, but both sides had to fight for their place in the decider.

Cullyhanna edged past Pearse Og with five-points to spare, but the city side passed up some golden goal opportunities.

St Paul’s played out what was probably the game of the weekend as they saw off Keady with six to spare.

Keady’s James O’Hara 0-4 in their semi-final defeat, which was enough to see him claim top spot in the hot shots list.

O’Hara had been Keady’s main scoring threat throughout the championship. He finished his campaign with 2-35.

Both Conor McNally (Derrynoose) and Aidan Nugent (St Patrick’s) sit in second place with a total of 3-28.

McNally nailed goals against Forkhill, Tullysaran and Cullyhanna as Derrynoose reached the last eight.

Nugent, who hit 0-6 against the Ogs, rattled the net in their wins over Middletown, Tullysaran and Derrynoose.

Andrew Murnin climbed to fourth spot in the leaderboard after his sensational performance at the weekend.

The All-Star nominee claimed a hattrick of goals, making him the top goal scorer in the championship.

Murnin also raised green flags against Derrynoose and Forkhill (2) and has an overall tally of 6-11.

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Mark McKeever (Tullysaran) and Connor Cullen (Annaghmore) remain in the hot shots chart, tied on 26 points each.

McKeever nailed 1-23 for Tullysaran in their run to the playoffs while Cullen hit 3-17 as Annaghmore reached the same stage.

Oisin Conaty finished the campaign as top scorer for Tir na nOg and he claimed 5-8 in their championship run.

Tomas Galvin entered the hot shot list for the first time this season following his display last week. He has hit 4-9 in the championship.

Ruairi Duffy likewise makes it in having claimed a total of 1-18 for Pearse Og in their six outings.