As expected St Patricks and Tinahely both came out on top in Joule Park on Sunday to secure their places in potential mouth watering finals on October 14th.
In the Darcy Sands Intermediate football Tinahely will play great rivals Carnew after a nervy 2-13 to 2-9 win over Kilmac in the opener. Goals by Willie Dillon and Tony Darcy looked to have Tinahely cruising but to their credit Kilmac fought back. Goals for them from Niall Meldon and Sam O’Callaghan closed the gap and they did have other chances but they had left themselves too much to do. What a final in prospect here.
St Pats were far too powerful for a Hollywood side that was showing the signs of feeling all their efforts put in to get to the last four. The play-off game with Rathnew and a titanic struggle with Baltinglass all took its toll on the west men who fell behind early to a Stephen Duffy inspired St Pats. Two goals by captain Dean Healy either side of the half time whistle left St Pats in a healthy position. A third goal a real opportunist strike from Ciaran McGettigan sealed the deal. Tony Hannon scored a brilliantly executed goal for Hollywood near the end. St Pats won 3-13 to 1-4 and now play neighbours Rathnew in the final on October 14th at 3pm.