Connacht Club SHC Semi-final
Athleague 3 ? 11
St. Mary?s 1 ? 7
Roscommon champions Athleague proved too strong for Leitrim kingpins, St. Mary?s in Saturday?s lively Connacht senior club hurling semi-final, which was played in ideal weather conditions in Athleague.
Athleague, who will face recently crowned Galway champions Loughrea in the Connacht final on Sunday November 19, took control of this game early in the first half after Brendan Boyle shot to the St. Mary?s net.
St. Mary?s trailed by 1 – 4 to 1 – 8 at the interval and managed to cut Athleague?s lead back to three points early in the second half but after that the Roscommon side upped the pace and won convincingly.
Athleague: David Connell, Tommy Mulligan, Kieran Mullan, Niall Connolly, David Delaney, Kevin McGeaney, Colm Moran, Gary Fallon 0 ? 1, John Connolly, Tom Reddington, Sean O?Brien 1 ? 0, Shane McGeaney, Brendan Boyle 2 ? 3, Mervyn Connaughton 0 ? 7, Alan Cunniffe. Subs Joe Fallon for Reddington (48 mins.), Ivan Connaughton for McGeaney (59 mins.).
St. Mary?s: Packy Phelan, Vincent McDermott, Niall Glancy, Sean Walsh, James Glancy 0 ? 1, James Keane, David Tiernan, Fearghal Carroll, Clement Cunniffe 0 ? 6, Dana Regan, Breian Carroll 1 ? 0, Tom Cronin, Martin Coles, Donal O?Grady, Padraig McWeeney . Subs James McGreal for Coles (40 mins.), Olcan Conway for Regan (58 mins.).
Referee: Pat Greene (Galway).
07-Nov-06 by PJ Leddy