Ballyhale Shamrocks powered their way to an eleventh Leinster club senior hurling championship title courtesy of a comfortable 6-23 to 0-14 win over Laois title holders Clough-Ballacolla at Croke Park this afternoon.
GAA President Larry McCarthy and Director general Tom Ryan, have thanked the Government and Ministers Catherine Martin and Jack Chambers in particular, after receiving confirmation of additional State support to offset the challenges associated with the ongoing pandemic.
Holders Ballyhale Shamrocks had to do it the hard way as they needed extra-time to overcome Offaly champions St Rynagh's 3-24 to 2-18 in today's Leinster club SHC semi-final at Bord na Mona O'Connor Park in Tullamore.
Ballyhale Shamrocks survived a second-half comeback from Mount Leinster Rangers in a tempestuous Leinster club SHC encounter to qualify for a semi-final meeting with St Rynagh's in Tullamore next Sunday.
New Galway manager Henry Shefflin is set to come up against Brian Cody's Kilkenny on the May Bank Holiday weekend after the fixtures for the 2022 Leinster senior hurling championship were revealed this afternoon.