Ulster GAA rounders sides are aiming for more All-Ireland glory following semi-final victories at the Intermediate and Senior Championships held over the weekend.
At Saturday’s Senior Semi Finals held at Clonguish GAA club in Longford, Carrickmacross Emmets of Monaghan edged out Laois’ The Heath on a score of 11-9, while Cavan’s Erne Eagles got the better of Breaffy of Mayo 19-12 to set up an all-Ulster Senior Men’s Final between the sides on Sunday September 10th.
Sunday was the turn of the final groups of four in the Intermediate Championship, with St Clare’s from Cavan in action across Mens, Ladies and Mixed grades. While they came up short in the Mens and Ladies games versus Michael Glavey’s Roscommon and St Kevin’s Dublin respectively, the Mixed team beat out Emo from Laois on a 19-17 scoreline to book their place in the Final.
There they will face a familiar foe in Carrickmacross again, with the Monaghan side defeating Raheen of Offaly 8-3 to set up another all-Ulster national final that will take place on Saturday 9th September at Kinnegad, Westmeath.
A fortnight ago, Carrickmacross were crowned All Ireland Junior Ladies champions at Abbotstown, defeating Castletown of Wexford’s Liam Mellows in an exciting encounter that went to extra innings to clinch their first ever national title at this level.
All-Ireland Intermediate Mixed Final:
Carrickmacross (Monaghan) vs St Clare’s (Cavan)
5pm Saturday September 9th, Kinnegad (Westmeath)
All-Ireland Senior Mens Final:
Carrickmacross (Monaghan) vs Erne Eagles (Cavan)
5pm Sunday September 10th, Kinnegad (Westmeath)