Kilmaley Squeeze Through To Last Eight

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Both senior hurling championship games played on Saturday ended in draws.

Kilmaley squeezed through to the quarter-final following a thrilling end to their game against Clonlara in Cusack Park.

It finished Kilmaley 0-21 Clonlara 1-18. Clonlara looked dead and buried but they put over the last seven points to almost snatch a dramatic win.


A draw was sufficient for Kilmaley to progress, while Clonlara had to win. Kilmaley will play the winners of Cratloe v Ballyea in their next game.

Meanwhile, it also finished level when unbeaten Inagh-Kilnamona met Whitegate. The game was tied at 0-22 each at the final whistle.

The winners, however, had already qualified for the knock-out stages, prior to the throw-in, while Whitegate couldn’t qualify and were not in relegation danger either.

Aidan McCarthy scored 0-10 for Inagh-Kilnamona, 0-8 in the first half.

His tenth point put his side a point up in second-half injury time before Whitegate’s Michael Hynes earned a deserved draw from a very late free.

In the intermediate championship, Ruan beat Corofin 0-13 to 0-11, while Tulla beat Sixmilebridge 1-17 to 0-15.