Holders Tourlestrane to meet Harps in county final

Reigning champions Tourlestrane proved too strong for neighbours Tubbercurry as they booked their place in this year’s Belfry Sligo Senior Championship final.

The team managed by Eamonn O’Hara and Gerry McGowan won by 1-15 to 0-9 in the replay at Markievicz Park, with the crucial goal finished to the net by Gary Gaughan midway through the second half, following a superb pass from Brian Egan.

Tourlestrane led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the break, with Egan, Liam Gaughan and Cathal Henry all landing points from frees, and Egan, Gaughan and Pat Harte scoring from play.

David Kelly, Stephen Gilmartin, Rory Ryan and Gerard Perry got the Tubber scores.

Tourlestrane started the second half well, with Alan Dunne clipping over two scores and Egan adding another off his left boot, before Gaughan got through for the three-pointer.

Adrian McIntyre pointed soon after when another goal looked a possibility.

At the other end, Brian Curran, Kelly and Darragh Kilcoyne pointed for Tubber as the clock ticked down, but Tourlestrane were dominant, and ran out nine-point winners to set up a final against Shane King’s Eastern Harps next Sunday back in Markievicz Park.