All-Ireland club IFC: Oughterard and Magheracloone make final

January 11, 2020

Oughterard's Matthew Tierney in action for the Galway U20s. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Oughterard of Galway will face Monaghan's Magheracloone in the All-Ireland club IFC final on January 25 after they accounted for Templenoe and Mattock Rangers respectively in today's semi-finals.

At the LIT Gaelic Grounds, Oughterard knocked out All-Ireland favourites Templenoe with a 1-12 to 0-12 victory. Templenoe, who paraded Kerry stars Tadhg Morley, Gavin Crowley, Adrian Spillane and Killian Spillane, led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break, but kicked four poor wides at the start of the second half and were punished when Paul Walsh pounced on a poor clearance by goalkeeper Dan Cahalane to score the only goal for the Connacht champions.

That gave Oughterard a 1-7 to 0-9 lead and they sealed a surprise win with late points from Enda Tierney and Matthew Tierney.

In the other semi-final at Crossmaglen, Magheracloone - whose pitch was destroyed by a sinkhole last year - powered to a 0-24 to 1-8 win over Louth's Mattock Rangers.

Former Monaghan star Tommy Freeman can look forward to another Croke Park appearance after scoring 0-8 in the win. The sides were level on 0-7 apiece at half-time, but the Mitchells ran away with it in the second half, despite Niall McKeown netting for Mattock.

Oughterard - J Walker; C Hanley, E O'Sullivan, L Moran; C Monaghan (0-2), R Molloy (0-1), R Monaghan (0-1); E Tierney (0-1), PJ McGauley; Patrick Walsh (0-1), M Tierney (0-4, 2f), E Lee; B Lambert, N Lee (0-1f), Paul Walsh (1-0). Subs: D Kenny (0-1) for PJ Gauley, C Harte for B Lambert.

Templenoe - D Cahalane; M Hallissey, T Morley, K O'Neill; G Crowley (0-1), T Spillane, P Clifford; S Sheehan, A Spillane; T Doyle (0-2, 1'45), B Crowley (0-3), J Crowley Holland; S O'Sullivan (0-2, 1f), K Spillane (0-2), C Hallissey (0-1). Subs: J Spillane for P Clifford, K McCarthy for T Spillane, P Spillane (0-1) for T Doyle.

Referee - B Tiernan.


Magheracloone - D Kirk; M Jones, P Ward, P McArdle; J Doogan (0-1), J Ward, K Rudden; J Kieran, G Doogan (0-4); B Kieran (0-2), A Kieran (0-2), P McMahon (0-1); R Farrelly (0-3), M Metzger, T Freeman (0-8, 5f). Subs: C McKeown (0-1) for K Rudden, A McCahey (0-1) for M Metzger, J Doogan for R Farrelly, N Marron for B Kieran, P Tuite (0-1) for M Jones, C Freeman for J Ward.

Mattock Rangers - M Englishby; A Caraher, S Maguire, D Englishby; B Leacy, N McKeown (1-0), S Gilsenan; A Reid, D Bannon; T Donegan, R Leneghan, S Hickey (0-1); B Corcoran (0-1), A O'Brien (0-1), D Reid (0-5, 3f). Subs: C Fleming for T Donegan, H Donnelly for B Corcoran, B Quaile for D Englishby, C Hickey for A Caraher.

Referee - S Lonergan.

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