Wednesday 13 December 2017

Joyces star for Killererin

Galway SFC semi-final replay
Killererin 0-14 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-9

(After extra-time)

The two dominant forces in Galway football for the last 20 years will meet in the county final for the first time after Nicky Joyce steered Killererin into their fifth decider in 11 years.

They will now meet holders Corofin in the final, with the pair having won 13 of the last 19 titles, as the champions try to win three in a row for the first time having won 10 titles since 1991.

Eight points from the boot of Nicky Joyce and five more from his cousin Padraic saw off the brave Mountbellew/Moylough challenge led by Joe Bergin at Tuam Stadium on Saturday evening.

Nicky Joyce forced extra-time with a last-gasp free and they took control with four points on the bounce in the first period. But Sean Sweeney's goal kept the game alive before All Star nominee Padraic Joyce sealed their place in the final on October 17.

Scorers -- Killererin: N Joyce 0-8 (0-5f), P Joyce 0-5 (0-2f), T Wilson 0-1. Mountbellew/Moylough: J Bergin 0-3, S Sweeney 1-0, B Donnellan (0-2f), C Kenny (0-2f) 0-2 each, S Boyle, J Meehan 0-1 each.

Killererin -- A Keane; D Flaherty, D Kelly, C Forde; I Reddington, D Mannion, T Fahy; T Hughes, T Joyce; T Flynn, P Joyce, N Joyce; J Keane, M Boyle, J Hughes. Subs: T Wilson for Hughes (39).

Mountbellew/Moylough -- B Donnellan; C Duffy, J Moore, P Gardiner; G Sweeney, M Geraghty, I Barrett; C Colleran, J Bergin; S Boyle, T Wall, P Donnellan; J Meehan, C Kenny, S Sweeney. Subs: J Kelly for G Sweeney (9), D Hogan for P Donnellan (56), D Donnellan for Meehan (58), A Sweeney for Wall (69), J Hughes for T Joyce (71).

Ref -- B O Conamha.

Irish Independent

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