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Saturday's Mayo Intermediate club championship round-up



IFC Quarter-Final
Ballyhaunis 1-16
Parke  1-11

Oisín McGovern

LAST year’s beaten finalists Ballyhaunis are through to another Intermediate semi-final after beating Parke in a game that hung in the balance right up until the last quarter.
That was when the winners outscored their opponents by six points to nil to power home.
Parke had appeared set to hit a purple patch when Sean Sweeney teed up Aaron Moran to fire a deflected shot into the Ballyhaunis net in the 46th minute
However, the West Mayo side failed to score for the remainder of the game.
In response, Ballyhaunis hit six points without reply as a frustrated Parke found it impossible to build on the momentum of Moran’s goal.
Parke’s main man Ronan Carolan was held to three points in a game where he saw very little ball, and was well contained by Ballyhaunis defender Jack Coyne.
A rip-roaring first half finished 1-6 to 0-8, with Jarlath Carney raising a green flag for what was Ballyhaunis’s third goal chance.
It was tit-for-tat fifteen minutes after half-time, but it was all Ballyhaunis in the final quarter.
 C McDonnell; C McHale, A Moran (1-0), C Lynch; R Reilly (0-1), A McHale (0-1); A Hurst; J Doocey, C Donohue (0-1); S Cloherty, S Corcoran (0-2, 1f); J McLoughlin (0-1); S Sweeney, R Carolan (0-3), C Kerins (0-2).
Subs used: R Cronin for Sweeney (52 mins); D Neary for Doocey (55 mins); D Kelly for Cloherty (55 mins); S Singh for Kerins (63 mins).

A Phillips (0-2, 2fs); C Freely, Jack Coyne (0-1), D Cunnane (0-1); J Sutton, K Higgins, K Byrne (0-1); K Kiely, J Cunnane; J Lyons, E Collins (0-2), J Carney (1-1); A Sloyan (0-2), M Lyons (0-1), Jason Coyne (0-2, 1f)
Subs used: D Murray for Byrne (half-time); C Carney for Sloyan (46 mins); L Herr (0-1) for Freely (46 mins); E Phillips (0-2) for Murray; K Byrne for Herr (63 mins).

Referee: K Connelly (Hollymount-Carramore)

IFC Relegation Play-Off
Kilmaine 0-14
Lahardane 1-9

Patrick Hennelly

KILMAINE edged an epic relegation play-off at Munnelly Park in Castlebar on Saturday evening as Kevin Murphy's men secured their Intermediate championship status for 2023.
The south Mayo side were by far the better team during the opening 21 minutes and led by 0-6 to no score, courtesy of efforts from Adam Barrett (2 frees), Michael Hession (3, one free) and Jarlath Mullin.
However, Lahardane fought back and points from Shane Loftus (free), Kyran Jordan and Shane Finnerty (free) were the prelude to Jordan’s goal in first half injury-time, which left Kilmaine ahead by 0-9 to 1-3 at the break.
The South Mayo lads regrouped and points from Adam Barrett (2 frees) and Michael Hession helped them garner a 0-12 to 1-6 lead after 44 minutes.
But Lahardane refused to bend the knee, and two superb points from Shane Loftus brought them back into contention.
Hession then held his nerve to fire over a crucial single on 59 minutes, which helped to get Kilmaine over the line, despite Finnerty's late free for Lahardane.
Both sides were also reduced to 14 men late on as Lahardane's Adrian Leonard picked up a second yellow four minutes into injury-time before Mayo star Oisin Mullin also picked up a second yellow one minute later.

A Keady; D Acton, M McDonnell, D Mullin; D Munroe, O Mullin, D Varley; M Keady, G Sheridan; C Murphy (0-1) A Barrett (0-5, 5fs), T Fahy; M Hession (0-6, 2fs), J Mullin (0-1), C Hughes.
Subs used: K Mullin (0-1), N Burke, C Burke.

J Mulhern; K Loftus, B Leonard, J McHale; K Jordan (1-1), K O'Malley, Jarlath Maughan; S Finnerty (0-3, 1m, 2f) D Walsh; S Loftus (0-4, 4fs), A Leonard, M Maughan; M Murphy, James Maughan, M Noone (0-1).
Subs used: K Lynn, E Fergus, C Reilly, A Garrett.

IFC Relegation Play-Off

Kiltane 2-11
Ardnaree 0-8

Stephen Grealis

KILTANE avoided back-to-back relegations with a deserved nine-points win win over a determined Ardnaree at a wet St Tiernan’s Park on Saturday afternoon.
Kiltane went in at the break four points in front; John Reilly’s 24th minute goal coming after a sweeping move up the field. Two minutes later he added a good point to extend the advantage.
The men in green kept in touch through the lively Noel Beattie, and their captain Seaguan Duffy, who kicked three points in the opening period.
But the game was put to bed midway through the second half when Reilly turned provider for Mike Doran after a turnover high up the field. Kiltane controlled the remainder of the game with pair of fine points from Tommy Conroy and Jason Healy capping off their victory.
Ardnaree now edge closer to the dreaded relegation trap door, and face a must-win
game against Lahardane to try and retain their intermediate status.

K Holmes; J Conroy, C Carey, A Coyle; B McAndrew, L Donoghue, N Ginnelly; S Gaughan, Shane Gallagher; T Conroy (0-2), A Carabine (0-5,4fs) PJ Gaughan; U Corrigan (0-1), J Reilly (1-1), M Doran (1-1).
Subs used: M Gallagher, J Healy (0-1), S Gallagher, O Doherty, J McAndrew.

Ardnaree Sarsfields
B Ginty; A McGinty, S Jackson, L Grant; L Jones, P Timlin; J Egan, R O’Malley; J Crean, J Timlin (0-1), C Bourke (0-1); N Beattie (0-1), C Noone (0-1,1f), S Duffy (0-4, 3fs).
Sub used: L Moyles.



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