By Eoin Ryan and Peter Branigan


Ballygunner claimed their seventh Waterford SHC title in a row with a comprehensive victory over Passage at Walsh Park.

Three points from play by Peter Hogan and 1-1 from Kevin Mahony in the 23rd minute helped the champions into a 1-13 to 0-05 half-time advantage.

The Gunners stretched their lead after the break, with Dessie Hutchinson and Pauric Mahony also prominent, and triumphed 1-23 to 0-09 in the end.

The Gunners' 19th county crown brings them closer to the nine-in-a-row record jointly held by roll of honour toppers Mount Sion (1953-61) and Erin's Own (1927-35).

In the day's other final, Mount Leinster Rangers claimed a third Carlow title in four attempts with a 3-21 to 0-12 triumph against Ballinkillen at Netwatch Cullen Park.

Two Denis Murphy goals inside the opening 10 minutes set the tone for the day, and the 2014 All-Ireland finalists led by 12 at the break.

A late Eddie Byrne goal was the icing on the cake for the south county club.

Borris-Ileigh's reign as Tipperary SHC champions is over after they lost a dramatic quarter-final on penalties to Drom-Inch.

There were three injury-time goals at the end of a crazy second half. JD Devaney's major put Borris five points up and seemingly on course for victory, but they ended up requiring a Brendan Maher point to force extra-time after Seamus Callanan and David Butler scored two goals in three minutes.

Butler bagged a second goal in the second period of extra-time but a Maher free and Dan McCormack point left the teams heading for a penalty shootout.

Borris missed three of their four penalties, Maher seeing his penalty saved by Eoin Collins as Drom claimed a 3-1 shootout victory.

A dejected Brendan Maher after his penalty was saved by Eoin Collins

Elsewhere, Loughmore-Castleiney advanced to the last four for the first time in six years with a 2-21 to 0-20 win over 2018 winners Clonoulty-Rossmore at Semple Stadium.

Ciaran McGrath scored both goals for the winners while Tipperary forward John McGrath hit 0-09 and his brothers Noel and Brian bagged 0-02 apiece. Timmy Hammersley scored 0-13 for Clonoulty-Rossmore.

Dual club Loughmore are also into the semi-finals of the Tipp SFC.

At Kenny Park, Liam Mellows just about held on to defeat Gort by the bare minimum - 2-19 to 1-21 - in the Galway SHC.

The Renmore men had a six-point buffer inside the last quarter of the game, but two late Tadhg Haran frees were needed to get them over the line.

The eventual winners were slow out of the blocks before an Aonghus Callanan goal got them motoring.

Reigning Offaly champs St Rynagh's are back in the semi-finals following a 2-19 to 1-08 win over Ballinamere.

Ciaran Connolly of Loughmore-Castleiney blocks a clearance by Declan O'Dwyer of Clonoulty-Rossmore

Armagh SHC QF
Keady 0-16 Middleton 1-17

Carlow SHC
Mount Leinster Rangers 3-21 Ballinkillen 0-12

Galway SHC preliminary QFs
Liam Mellows 2-19 Gort 1-21
Craughwell v Ahascragh-Fohenagh, 6pm

Kilkenny SHC
Bennettsbridge 0-20 Graigue Ballycallan 1-15
Tullaroan 1-20 Erins Own 2-18

Aidan Moran of Erin's Own in action against Tommy Walsh of Tullaroan (L)

Offaly SHC
Ballinamere 1-18 St Rynagh's 2-19

Sligo SHC
Calry/St.Joseph's 2-11 Western Gaels 2-14
Easkey 5-19 Tourlestrane 0-07

Tipperary SHC QFs
Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-20 Loughmore-Castleiney 2-21
Borris-Ileigh 1-28 Drom-Inch 4-19 AET (Drom-Inch win 3-1 on penalties)

Waterford SHC Final
Ballygunner 1-23 Passage 0-09

Wicklow SHC
Bray Emmets 2-28 Avondale 1-09
Eire Óg Greystones 3-15 Glenealy 2-12
St. Patrick's 1-12 Kiltegan 0-11


Ballyboden needed all their experience to hold on to their Dublin title, after a 2-16 to 0-16 extra-time victory over Raheny at Parnell Park.

The northsiders were trailing by five points with 10 minutes on the clock, but three points from the boot of Sean Grenham, as well as a brace from Brian Fenton, forced extra-time.

The teams were level at half-time in the added period but a Ciaran O'Reilly goal sealed an eventual six-point win for Leinster kingpins Boden.

In the day's other Dublin quarter-final, Dean Rock scored seven points in the second half as Ballymun Kickhams fought back from an early five-point deficit to beat Na Fianna 1-18 to 2-13.

In the last four, Ballymun will play Kilmacud Crokes and Ballyboden face St Jude's, the latter a rematch of last year's semi-final.

Ryan Basquel of Ballyboden St Enda's tries to get past Seán McMahon of Raheny

It was straightforward for Westport, who had 10 points to spare over The Neale in a Mayo quarter-final that featured six goals. Lee Keegan and his team-mates hit 3-18 to The Neale's 3-08.

Ballina Stephenites also advanced to the last four with a 1-18 to 0-12 win over Aghamore.

In Kerry, Dr Crokes booked a last-four spot with an eight-point win over Templenoe. Gavin White scored a late goal to put a sheen on the result, while Tony Brosnan (0-08) and Micheal Burns (0-04) contributed the majority of their other scores.

Mid Kerry held off Kenmare Shamrocks by the minimum, 1-13 to 1-12 in the day's other quarter-final.

Crossmaglen saw a seven-point disappear but still had enough to see off Killeavy by 0-15 to 0-13 and book their 22nd Armagh final appearance in 25 years.

The three-in-a-row chasers, who have won 13-in-a-row and six-in-a-row in that time, last lost an Armagh final in 1982.

In Westmeath, last year's champions Garrycastle were beaten 1-08 to 0-10 by the Downs at the quarter-final stage.

The Downs will face St Loman's in the last four and Tyrrellspass, who beat Coralstown/Kinnegad 0-11  0-10, take on Athlone.

Wexford SFC

Reigning Roscommon kingpins Padraig Pearses fared better with a 0-19 to 0-09 dismissal of Roscommon Gaels. They will face neighbours Clann na Gael in the semi-finals after Clann were 0-14 to 1-09 victors against Western Gaels.

Former All-Ireland champions St Brigid's, who last won the title in 2017, beat Michael Glaveys by 0-19 to 1-08 and will play Boyle.

Kingscourt Stars held off Mullahoran by a point to win a nailbiting Cavan quarter-final by 0-22 to 2-15.

In Galway, Salthill-Knocknacarra came from even further behind to overcome An Spidéal. The west-city club kicked the final seven scores at Moycullen to snatch a one point victory, 0-16 to 1-12.

At Pearse Stadium, Bhearna were two-point winners over St Michael's - 0-13 to 0-11 - and Killannin beat Caherlistrane, 1-13 to 2-07. 

Tuam Stars also booked their place in the quarter-finals by beating Claregalway 1-18 to 1-12.

The strong finishes continued at Newcastle West, where Fr Casey's beat Adare in the Limerick SFC.

The Abbeyfeale outscored their opponents by 0-08 to 0-01 in the closing stages, with both clubs advancing to the quarter-finals.

Armagh SFC SF
Crossmaglen 0-13 Killeavy 0-11

Cavan SFC QFs
Kingscourt 0-22 Mullahoran 2-15
Crosserlough V Gowna, Kingspan Breffni, 6:30pm

Dublin SFC QFs
Ballyboden St Enda's 2-16 Raheny, 0-16 (AET)
Ballymun Kickhams 1-18 Na Fianna 2-13

Fermanagh SFC
Tempo Maguires 0-13 Teemore Shamrocks 2-09
Derrygonnelly Harps V Roslea Shamrocks, Brewster Park, 7pm

Galway SFC
Bhearna 0-13 St Michael's 0-11
Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-16 An Spidéal 1-12
Killannin 1-13 Caherlistrane 2-07
Tuam Stars 1-18 Claregalway 1-12

Relegation play-off: Milltown 1-13 Monivea-Abbey 1-10

Kerry SFC QFs
Dr. Crokes 1-16 Templenoe 0-11
Mid Kerry Board 1-13 Kenmare Shamrocks 1-12

Leitrim SFC QFs
Melvin Gaels 0-12 St Mary's 2-16
Ballinamore SoH 1-06 Glencar Manorhamilton 0-12

Limerick SFC
Fr Casey's 0-17 Adare 0-12

Mayo SFC QFs
Westport 3-18 The Neale 3-08
Ballina Stephenites 1-18 Aghamore 0-12

Meath SFC
Ratoath 0-11 Simonstown Gaels 0-10
Skryne 4-13 Nobber 0-12

Monaghan SFC QF
Magheracloone 1-15 Carrickmacross Emmets 3-13
Inniskeen 2-17 Truagh 1-09

Roscommon SFC QFs
Roscommon Gaels 0-09 Padraig Pearses 0-19
St Brigid's 0-19 Michael Glaveys 1-08
Western Gaels 1-09 Clann na nGael 0-14

Relegation play-off: Strokestown 0-10 Fuerty 0-08

Sligo SFC
Eastern Harps 0-07 Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 0-13
St Mary's 0-16 Shamrock Gaels 0-06

Westmeath SFC QFs
The Downs 1-08 Garrycastle 0-10
Tyrrellspass 0-11 Coralstown/Kinnegad 0-10

Wexford SFC
St James' 5-14 Gusserane-O`Rahilly's 3-11