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Heartbreak for Cratloe while Corofin reign supreme in Connacht

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Cratloe's David Collins reacts after defeat to Kilmallock.

Cratloe's David Collins reacts after defeat to Kilmallock.

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Corofin captain Michael Farragher, left, lifts the Shane McGettigan cup, as he celebrate's with team-mate's Michael Lundy, centre and Cathal Silke.

Corofin captain Michael Farragher, left, lifts the Shane McGettigan cup, as he celebrate's with team-mate's Michael Lundy, centre and Cathal Silke.

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Graeme Mulcahy of Kilmallock in action during the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Final, against Cratloe

Graeme Mulcahy of Kilmallock in action during the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Final, against Cratloe

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Ciaran McGrath,Corofin, in action against Alan Dillon ,  of Ballintubber in the AIB Connacht GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final

Ciaran McGrath,Corofin, in action against Alan Dillon , of Ballintubber in the AIB Connacht GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final

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Niall Derby of Rhode in action against Kevin Murnaghan, Moorefield in the AIB Leinster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final

Niall Derby of Rhode in action against Kevin Murnaghan, Moorefield in the AIB Leinster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final

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Cratloe's David Collins reacts after defeat to Kilmallock.

For the second time in a week Cratloe were defeated after extra-time as their fairy-tale season came to an end at the hands of Kilmallock in the Munster hurling club final.

A week after the club's footballers were defeated at the penultimate stage of the football competition after The Nire proved strong in extra-time, today it was Kilmallock who got the better of them as the Limerick side tasted provincial success.

The sides couldn't be separated after 60 minutes after it finished 1-21 to 3-15, but while Podge Collins cut the deficit to one in the second period of extra-time, the Limerick side proved too strong and ran out eight point victors despite finishing the game with 14 men.

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Kilmallock players celebrate with the cup after victory over Cratloe. AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Final, Kilmallock v Cratloe. Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

Kilmallock players celebrate with the cup after victory over Cratloe. AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Final, Kilmallock v Cratloe. Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

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Kilmallock players celebrate with the cup after victory over Cratloe. AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Final, Kilmallock v Cratloe. Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

 

In Connacht, Corofin claimed their first Connacht title since 2009 with a nine-point win over Ballintubber at Castlebar.

Mayo star Alan Dillon grabbed a lifeline for the Mayo champions with a goal 15 minutes from time, but Corofin were too strong and ran out deserving winners on a score line of  2-13 to 1-07.

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Ciaran McGrath,Corofin, in action against Alan Dillon ,  of Ballintubber in the AIB Connacht GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final

Ciaran McGrath,Corofin, in action against Alan Dillon , of Ballintubber in the AIB Connacht GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final

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Ciaran McGrath,Corofin, in action against Alan Dillon , of Ballintubber in the AIB Connacht GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final

 

Gary Sice and Ian Burke helped themselves to 1-07 of Corofin's total while dangerman Cillian O'COnnor was restricted to just one point from play on a disappointing afternnon for the Mayo champions.

First-half goals from Kilkenny stars Henry Shefflin and TJ Reid helped Kilkenny champions Ballyhale Shamrocks to a 2-15 to 0-12  victory over Kilmacud Crokes where they will now meet Kilcormac-Killoughey in the provincial decider.

The Dublin champions never recovered from their poor start at Parnell Park and could not reduce the nine-point half deficit.

Reigning All-Ireland champions St.Vincent's booked their place in the provincial final after they saw off the challenge of Garrycastle 2-09 to 1-10 in the second game at Parnell Park.

A goal from Mossy Quinn after just three minutes was the perfect start, while Shane Carthy also found the back of the net as the favourites led 2-06 to 0-06 at the break.

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Tomas Quinn, St Vincent's, shoots to score his side's third goal of the game from a penalty. AIB Leinster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final, St Vincent's v Garrycastle. Parnell Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Tomas Quinn, St Vincent's, shoots to score his side's third goal of the game from a penalty. AIB Leinster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final, St Vincent's v Garrycastle. Parnell Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Tomas Quinn, St Vincent's, shoots to score his side's third goal of the game from a penalty. AIB Leinster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final, St Vincent's v Garrycastle. Parnell Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

To their credit Garrycastle never threw in the towel and a goal from the evergreen Dessie Dolan early into the second period renewed hope as they sides drew level.

However a penalty from Mossie Quinn four minutes from time was decisive and it is the DUblin side that march on where they will meet Rhode who defeated Kildare side Moorefield in the other semi-final

Results

Munster Club Senior Hurling Final - Kilmallock (Limerick) 1-32 Cratloe (Clare) 3-18 (AET)

Connacht Club Football Final - Corofin 2-13 Ballintubber 1-07

Leinster Club Senior Hurling S/F - Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-15 Kilmacud Crokes 0-12

Leinster Club Football S/F - Rhode 1-15 Moorefield 2-4

Leinster Club S/F - St. Vincent's 3-09 Garrycastle 1-10

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