Johnston hits top form to secure St Kevin's senior status
SEANIE JOHNSTON hit five points as the former Cavan sharpshooter helped St Kevin's retain their senior status in Kildare with a dramatic one-point win over Round Towers.
St Kevin's emerged on the right side of a 0-10 to 0-9 scoreline with the ex-Cavan Gaels clubman in brilliant form as Towers -- who contested a Leinster senior club final as recently as 2003 -- were relegated to the intermediate grade. Reigning champions Athy marched onto the semi-final on Saturday after they overcame Moorefield to set up a clash with Carbury. On the other side of the draw, Sarsfields face St Laurence's.
Elsewhere, Errigal Ciaran reached their first Tyrone SFC final in six years with a 1-7 to 0-9 victory over Carrickmore at Plunkett Park, but champions Dromore are facing a semi-final replay with Killyclogher.
In Carlow, Palatine brought Old Leighlin's two-year reign as senior football champions to a halt at Dr Cullen Park on Saturday, with a goal in each half seeing the challengers into a semi-final with Rathvilly on Saturday (5.0).
Eire Og will have to wait another week to find out who they face in their semi after the quarter-final clash between O'Hanrahans and Tinryland ended level -- 0-11 apiece.
Baltinglass set up a Wicklow SFC final with St Patrick's after they got the better of Bray Emmets by seven points in their semi-final replay.
Elsewhere, a goal by Ray Lynch earned Dromcollogher-Broadford their place in the Limerick SFC final against their neighbours Newcastle West.
In Wexford hurling, reigning champions Oulart-The Ballagh remain on course for a fourth title in a row after they saw off Shelmaliers, 1-19 to 2-11, in their semi-final at Wexford Park on Saturday afternoon.
They will face Faythe Harriers in the decider after they stunned last year's beaten finalists Rathnure by 0-19 to 2-9.
In Fermanagh, Lisbellaw are county hurling champions after easily seeing off the challenge off Lisnakea Emmets on a scoreline of 6-23 to 2-5.