Sunday 20 April 2014

Kenny and Gaffney oust the champions as Dicksboro set up final face-off with Ballyhale


A young Dicksboro side sent champions James Stephens crashing in the Kilkenny club SHC semi-final at Nowlan Park with a 1-15 to 0-16 success.

Points in the 60th and 63rd minutes from Martin Gaffney and Kevin Kenny unseated the champions and set up a Ballyhale Shamrocks v Dicksboro decider in two weeks' time.

Kilkenny star Colin Fennelly helped himself to 1-4 from play as he inspired Ballyhale to a 1-17 to 2-10 victory over toothless O'Loughlin Gaels in the other semi-final.

They will be out to avenge their defeat in the decider last year to James Stephens after a replay.

Kenneth Colleran's goal after 20 minutes proved crucial as Loughrea qualified for their third Galway SHC final in four years after a 1-12 to 0-7 success over Turloughmore.

Turloughmore never looked like reaching their first decider since 1990 and their lack of penetration up front proved costly.

In the other last-four showdown, defending champions Gort hit two late points to clinch a 0-9 to 0-9 draw and deny a Conor Cooney-inspired St Thomas a first ever spot in the final.

Gort hit eight wides in the second half, but Aidan Harte struck the leveller from a '65' in the third minute of added time.

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