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Semple Stadium to host Tipperary semi-finals next Sunday.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

SEMPLE Stadium will house the two Tipperary County Senior Hurling semi finals next Sunday.

North Tipp champions Borris-Ileigh will face the Seamus Callanan inspired Drom-Inch in the pick of the two semi-finals, while the second game will feature champions Thurles Sarsfields against somewhat surprise packets Eire Og Annacarthy.

 

Borris-Ileigh v Drom Inch, 3.30pm

Borris-Ileigh must look back to 2013 since they last appeared in the semi final when they lost to Loughmore Castleiney. Prior to then it was way back in 1988 since they were last won the penultimate round. They defeated Cashel that day on route to the final which they lost subsequently lost to Loughmore. Two years earlier they claimed their last county final win having defeated Kilruane.

Last Sunday Borris-Ileigh caused a bit of a surprise when they defeated Loughmore Castleiney and judging by the manner they played they could overturn their neighbours Drom Inch.

They last met in the 2012 quarter final which Drom won. Drom won their last semi final two years ago and so far this year they have not looked to be the force they were back then.

Borris-Ileigh to win.

 

Thurles Sarsfields v Eire Og Annacarthy, 5pm

Thurles Sarsfields and Eire Og Annacarthy will meet in the second semi final in a repeat of the 2012 meeting when Sarfields won by 2-22 to 1-13. This will be the ninth semi final occasion for the county champions to take part in between the years 2008 to 2017. They missed out in 2013.

It's a far cry from the opposition whose only other semi final action in recent times was in 2004 when they combined with Golden to overcome Drom Inch before falling to Toomevara in the decider. Eire Og Annacarthy did reach the county final in 1943 when they defeated Moycarkey Borris.

However based on last Saturday's performances it looks as if Thurles Sarsfields will prevail. They received a fright against Kilruane MacDonaghs in last weekend's quarter final but it was more difficult for Eire Og. That had two players Patrick Aherne and Conor O'Brien sent off before half time and yet defeated Mullinahone in the quarters. O'Brien will miss the game on Sunday.

 

Intermediate Hurling

Moneygall must take on Moyne Templetuohy in the fourth quarter final this Wednesday night at Dr Morris Park, throw in 7.30. The sides were to meet last Saturday but the tie was postponed due to a bereavement in the Moyne club.

The winners will take on Saint Mary's in the semi final next Sunday with Boherlahan the venue and the throw in is at 12 noon.

The second semi final sees Gortnahoe Glengoole take on Cappawhite at Cashel. Throw in 12 noon.

 

Intermediate Hurling Quarter Finals

There was a number of upsets in the three Tipperary Water County Intermediate quarter finals played last weekend. Gortnahoe caused an upset when they defeated North champions Ballinahinch while Cappawhite defeated favourites Sean Treacys. Meanwhile saint Mary's defeated Moyle Rovers.

Cappawhite 1-12 Sean Treacys 0-13; Gortnahoe-Glengoole 1-15 Ballinahinch 0-16; St Mary's Clonmel 1-15 Kilsheelan-Kilcash 0-14.

 

Senior Hurling Relegation

Kiladangan face Burgess in MacDonagh Park next Sunday in the final game of the Dan Breen relegation battle. It's a winner takes all as Burgess defeated Ballina in the second round last Sunday.

 

Ger Gavin North Tipp MHC B Final

Holders Borrisokane will play Ballinahinch/Templederry in the Ger Gavin North Tipperary Minor B Hurling final at Toomevara next Saturday throw in 1.30pm.

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