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27 July 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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JOHN GRAHAM reports from Shamrock Park

INNISKEEN booked their place in the final of the Silver Hill Foods senior hurling championship by virtue of this six points victory over Clontibret in this very interesting and at times entertaining semi-final that was played in ideal conditions in Aughnamullen on Thursday evening last.
Inniskeen were never headed in the entire contest after Ronan Meegan opened the scoring with a point in the third minute. The same player converted a free the following minute and then Inniskeen struck for two goals from Donal Meegan and Ronan Meegan a minute later following good work by Seamus Loftus and Paul Meegan.
Clontibret opened their account in the seventh minute with a point from a long-range free by Fergal Greene who put in a very impressive display. Inniskeen picked up the pace again to hit three points without reply between the 8th and 17th minutes from David McGahan, Ronan Meegan from a free and Michael Lennon.
Fergal Greene converted another long-range free on 18 minutes and Noel Morgan scored a nice point on 20 minutes. Then Ned McCann got on the end of a Fergal Greene clearance to work his way through to reduce the deficit to seven with six minutes of the half remaining.
Donal Meegan pointed on 25 minutes and both sides then wasted chances before Martin Murphy hit the final score of the first half a minute into stoppage time to leave Inniskeen 2-7 to 0-4 ahead at the break.
Any thoughts that Inniskeen may have had of just pushing on for victory were quickly dispelled in the early minutes of the second-half as …

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