Colm Cooper’s Dr Crokes closed in on a Munster club three-in-a-row as they swept aside Tipperary champions Loughmore-Castleiney in Killarney  to book their final spot.

Cooper scored a goal from the penalty in the first half but John McGrath replied with a penalty for the Premier side and the margin was only five points, 1-8 to 1-5 in favour of the hosts.

Crokes’ class told in the second period, however, as goals from Brian Looney and Kieran O’Leary secured a comfortable 3-16 to 1-5 win.

The Kerry kingpins will face the winners of Cratloe v Ballinacourty on Sunday afternoon, after Cratloe  claimed their first-ever Clare football title with a 0-10 to 0-7 victory over Doonbeg.

Hurling All Star Podge Collins, one of eight Clare hurlers in the Cratloe ranks, was man of the match but he won’t have much time to enjoy their success as a delay in concluding the county championship means his side are straight out again in Munster tomorrow.


Munster Club SFC semi-final
Dr Crokes (Kerry) 3-16 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary)1-5

Clare SFC final
Cratloe 0-10 Doonbeg 0-7

Connacht Club JFC final
Fuerty (Roscommon) 0-18 Headford (Galway) 0-12 (after extra-time)

Connacht Club JHC final
Calry-St Joseph's (Sligo) 2-12 An Spideal (Galway) 2-10