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Monday 23 July 2018

Dub hurling champs will have to face-off against Mount Leinster

THE victors of next Sunday's Dublin Club SHC final between Ballyboden St Enda's and Lucan Sarsfields will face Mount Leinster Rangers in the Leinster SHC after the Carlow side beat Castletown Geoghegan by 1-15 to 1-13 yesterday.

A poor first half for Mt Leinster saw them trail by 1-7 to 0-5 at the interval in Mullingar. However, a goal for Eddie Byrne kick-started the fightback and the Carlow club had two points to spare by the final whistle.

The winners of the clash will take on Mt Leinster on November 17.

On the opposite side of the draw, Leinster champions Kilcormac-Killoughey had a 1-18 to 1-10 win over Camross. Kilcormac found their stride towards the end of the first half, taking a 0-10 to 0-6 interval lead.

A goal for James Gorman in the second half put the Offaly champions well on the way to victory and they were comfortable winners in the end, despite a late consolation three-pointer for Camross.

Nowlan Park was the venue for the other quarter-final, which saw Oulart – The Ballagh defeat Clara (0-20 to 2-11) in a high-quality affair.

There was little between the teams going into the final moments, with Clara holding a 2-11 to 0-16 lead with five minutes to go.

But even a disallowed goal for Oulart could not derail the Wexford side, who scored a flurry of late points to take the lead with only a minute of normal time remaining.

Martin Storey's Wexford side will now face Kilcormac-Killoughey in the second semi-final on November 17 in Tullamore.

In the Leinster SFC, Longford Slashers brushed aside Wicklow's Rathnew to progress, winning by 3-13 to 0-10 in Longford.

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