Sligo SHC semi stretches late into the night

October 18, 2018

A pitch under floodlights.
©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

Last night’s Sligo senior hurling championship semi-final double-header stretched on a bit later than anticipated.

The ‘early’ game at the Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence in Strandhill threw in at 7.30pm between Coolera/Strandhill and Easkey, after the teams had played out a 3-08 to 0-17 draw last Sunday.

Coolera/Strandhill edged the replay by a single point (2-14 to 3-10) and the second game between Calry/St. Josephs and Naomh Eoin was almost a quarter of an hour late from its original 9.00pm throw-in time.

It was another close affair, and had extra time been required then they could well have been playing up to midnight.

However, in the end, the scoreboard read 2-8 to 1-9 in Naomh Eoin’s favour when the full-time whistle sounded at 10.35pm.

The winners of this weekend’s final are set to play the Leitrim champions in the Connacht club championship.

Be sure to follow the match tracker on Sunday afternoon for live updates from the club championships. 

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