HOW IT STANDS: The race for All-Ireland junior, intermediate and senior club glory

CARNACON’S quest for a second successive All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football title was ended by Galway’s Kilkerrin-Clonberne in Saturday’s Connacht decider.

Goals proved crucial as Kilkerrin-Clonberne claimed a first provincial senior crown since 2015, with Ailish Morrissey, skipper Louise Ward and Galway’s 2004 All-Ireland winning captain Annette Clarke all raising green flags in Ballyhaunis.

This 3-4 to 1-8 victory was sweet revenge for Kilkerrin-Clonberne, who lost out to Carnacon in a replayed Connacht Final last year.

Kilkerrin-Clonberne manager Kevin Reidy celebrates his side’s Connacht Final win. 

Cora Staunton’s 1-7 wasn’t enough for Carnacon as the Mayo stars bowed out.

Kilkerrin-Clonberne’s reward is an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Cork and Munster standard-bearers Mourneabbey on the weekend of November 17/18.

On the opposite side of the draw, it will be Dublin’s Foxrock-Cabinteely against Monaghan’s Donaghmoyne, who were All-Ireland champions as recently as 2016.

Fox-Cab made it four successive Leinster Senior titles on Sunday with a 4-11 to 1-8 victory over Laois outfit Sarsfields in Kinnegad.

Skipper Amy Ring led by example with a 2-4 haul for Fox-Cab, with Roisin McGovern coming off the bench to collect 2-1.

Amy Ring was in superb form for Foxrock-Cabinteely 

Laois senior Clare Conlon scored 1-6 for Sarsfields but a first Leinster senior title since 2015 proved beyond them.

On Saturday, Donaghmoyne claimed a 1-15 to 1-8 victory over Donegal’s Glenfin in the Ulster Final.

Cathriona McConnell collected 0-9 for the winners in Killyclogher, with Eimear Traynor’s goal also proving important.

Glenfin, appearing in just their second Ulster senior Final, suffered the same fate as 2011 at the hands of Donaghmoyne.

Donegal county stars Yvonne Bonner and Karen Guthrie combined for 1-7 (Bonner with 1-4) but Donaghmoyne had too much big-game know-how and marched into the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Donaghmoyne will hope to emulate their 2016 All-Ireland win. 

Donaghmoyne are the only All-Ireland senior semi-finalist with experience of winning the competition outright.

The five-time winners won the last of their national crowns two years ago; Mourneabbey have lost three of the last four finals, including the 2017 decider, Fox-Cab were 2016 runners-up and Kilkerrin-Clonberne have never contested a senior Final.

Elsewhere, in Saturday’s Connacht junior decider, Sligo’s Tourlestrane claimed victory over Galway’s Naomh Anna Leitir Moir.

On Sunday, Galway added the intermediate crown on Sunday when St Brendan’s overcame Mayo outfit Westport.

Dublin’s Clontarf were crowned Leinster intermediate champions but in the junior decider, Castleknock from the capital and Carlow’s Old Leighlin will have to do it all over again next Saturday following a classic drawn final.

Meanwhile, Trillick from Tyrone and Monaghan’s Emmet Og are the Ulster junior and intermediate champions respectively.

And there were also quarter-finals in the All-Ireland junior and intermediate championships on Saturday.

Cork’s Glanmire will meet Trillick in the All-Ireland junior semi-final after defeating Roger Casements (Coventry) in Birmingham.

And Edinburgh’s Dunedin Connolly’s will take on Monaghan’s Emmet Og in the All-Ireland intermediate semi-final after accounting for Kerry’s visiting Na Gaeil on home soil.

Results:

Connacht:

Saturday November 3

JFC Final:

Naomh Anna Leitir Moir (Galway) 1-15 Tourlestrane (Sligo) 3-12

SFC Final:

Carnacon (Mayo) 1-8 Kilkerrin/Clonberne (Galway) 3-4

Sunday November 4

IFC Final:

St Brendans (Galway) 6-7 Westport (Mayo) 0-3

Leinster:

Saturday November 3

JFC Final:

Old Leighlin (Carlow) 2-12 Castleknock (Dublin) 3-9 (A.E.T.) – Replay next Saturday in Athy at 2pm.

IFC Final:

Clontarf (Dublin) 5-13 Naomh Ciarán (Offaly) 2-8

Sunday November 4

SFC Final: Foxrock-Cabinteely (Dublin) 4-11 Sarsfields (Laois) 1-8

Ulster

Saturday November 3

JFC Final:

Lavey (Cavan) 0-4 Trillick (Tyrone) 0-6

SFC Final:

Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) 1-15 Glenfin (Donegal) 1-8

Sunday November 4

IFC Final:

Emmet Og (Monaghan) 3-9 Kinawley (Fermanagh) 3-8

All-Ireland JFC ¼ Final

Roger Casements (Coventry) 1-1 Glanmire (Cork) 5-21

All-Ireland IFC ¼ Final

Dunedin Connollys (Edinburgh) 2-11 Na Gaeil (Kerry) 2-9

Upcoming fixtures – all ties to be played on weekend November 17/18

All-Ireland SFC semi-finals

Mourneabbey (Cork) v Kilkerrin-Clonberne (Galway)

Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) v Foxrock-Cabinteely (Dublin)

All-Ireland IFC semi-finals

Emmet Og (Monaghan) v Dunedin Connollys (Edinburgh)

St Brendan’s (Galway) v Clontarf (Dublin)

All-Ireland JFC semi-finals

Trillick (Tyrone) v Glanmire (Cork)

Castleknock (Dublin)/Old Leighlin (Carlow) v Tourlestrane (Sligo)*

*Castleknock v Old Leighlin to replay Leinster Final next Saturday, November 10

 

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