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Fourth title for Crokes

Dr Crokes of Kerry won their fourth Munster Club SFC title with a 3-14 to 2-10 win over UCC at Fitzgerald Stadium.

The students took an early lead with a Stephen O'Brien goal, but a double Crokes strike, with Kiearn O'Leary and Daithi Casey both finding the net, gave them a one point lead at the interval.

Colm Cooper rose to the occasion in the second half with a string of classy points, before Casey slotted home his second goal. Gavin O'Grady grabbed a late consolation goal for UCC, but there was no stopping the men from the Kingdom as they set up an All-Ireland semi-final with champions Crossmaglen.

St Brigid's of Dublin qualified for the Leinster Club SFC final when they got the better of Portlaoise by 2-16 to 1-15 in an extra-time thriller.

Colm Parkinson gave the Laos champions the edge with an early goal, but the sides were deadlocked on 1-13 each after Paddy Andrews had netted.

Philly Ryan's extra-time goal settled it.

Their opponents in the final will be Westmeath's Garrycastle, who defeated Kildare champions Athy by 1-10 to 1-6 in the other semi-final.

A James Eaton goal kept Athy in touch right to the end, before Gary Dolan's strike sealed it for Garrycastle.

And Limerick hurling champions Na Piarsaigh won their first Munster Club SHC title with a 1-13 to 0-9 replay win over Crusheen.


From Belfast Telegraph