Offaly SHC: Seir Kieran take out Birr

September 15, 2014

Offaly's Brian Carroll and John Griffin of Kerry. INPHO

Seir Kieran recorded their first championship victory over Birr in 19 years at St. Brendan's Park yesterday to set up an Offaly SHC semi-final meeting with St. Rynagh's.

The Clareen men laid the foundations for a sensational 3-17 to 0-15 victory over the four-time All-Ireland club champions in the first half when goals from Adrian Hynes and James Mulrooney helped them to a 2-9 to 0-5 lead at the break.

Paul Cleary had to settle for a point from a Birr penalty before Hynes added his second goal to put the result beyond doubt.

Coolderry are expected to pose a stern test for three-in-a-row chasing Kilcormac/Killoughey in the other semi-final after they swept to a 2-23 to 1-11 victory over Shinrone in yesterday's other quarter-final.

County star Brian Carroll shot 0-13 for Ken Hogan's charges, who look to be coming into form at just the right time.

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