Following success at divisional level, Kilpeacon for the second year in a row entered the county semi final stage of the competition and were meeting a well fancied Adare side in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale under lights on Monday night 8th October. Two very evenly matched teams were quite evident during the early exchanges and a few nerves from both sets of players with missed passes gave way to two confident attacking teams showing their wares. Adare got the better of the early exchanges and pushed ahead with some good scores but as the first half moved on some well taken points kept Kilpeacon in the game. At half time , Adare’s goal was the difference between the teams who went in at the break with Adare leading 1:6 to 0:6. Adare struck early in the second half with a well taken score and then Kilpeacon had their dominant spell with firstly a great run through the middle by Sam Riordan who was cynically brought down just outside the box when a goal was on the cards. This resulted in a black card for Adare and the resultant free led to a point. Kilpeacon got their goal soon after with a well worked move between Jack Dalton and Sam Riordan ended up with Sam being fouled again, this time in the square and a penalty resulted with Richard Murphy stepping up and dispatching the ball into the corner of the net. Despite relentless pressure Kilpeacon could not bridge the gap any closer and Adare prevailed on a score line of 2-10 to 1-9. Best of Luck to Adare in the final. Panel on the night: John Bourke; Colm O’Riordan, Patrick Dolphin (0-1), Eoghan O’Connor; Christopher Shanahan, Patrick Byrne, Colin Haigney; Darragh O’Keeffe (0-1), Michael Martin; Rory Hannon, Richard Murphy (1-1), Sam Riordan (0-5); Aidan Walker, Jack Dalton (0-1), Scott McEvoy; Ciaran Kennedy , Cian Enright , Darragh Hogan , Kyle Tierney , Padraig Byrnes , Eoin Hennessy , John O’Donnell , Ruairi Cahill , James Hickey , Aaron Hickey , Michael Clifford , Killian Scanlon , Caillum Hedderman (Inj).

Commiserations to Crecora camogie who lost out in the Munster intermediate camogie semi final to a fine St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield side of Clare last Sunday in Gurteen, Ennis on a 3-10 to 1-7 scoreline.