A fortunate Calry St. Josephs goal midway through the second half ended St. Marys dreams of reaching the Connacht Junior Club Hurling Championship Final when the Sligo side pipped the newly crowned Leitrim champions on Monday last in Ballinamore.

CONNACHT JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP HURLING SEMI-FINAL
ST MARYS 1-12
CALRY ST JOSEPHS 2-12

Minus three key players from their County Final side, St. Marys put up a tremendous show as they recovered from a five point gap early in the game to draw within a goal with eight minutes to go. But they were unable to get any closer as they paid the price for a sloppy goal.

St. Marys keeper Paul McKiernan had a stormer all day, making some fine catches under pressure and commanding his line. But when Liam Reidys shot came in, the ball went into the net off the Marys netminder hand.

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30-Oct-08 by John Connolly – LeitrimObserver.ie