Tourlestrane edged out of Connacht by Knockmore

There was Connacht club championship disappointment again for Sligo champions Tourlestrane on Sunday when they beaten by Knockmore of Mayo in their provincial semi-final in Ballina, on a final scoreline of 0-10 to 0-8.

Tourlestrane led the contest for much of the hour but an improved showing from the Mayo champions in the second 30 minutes proved telling as they ground out a two-point victory.

Kevin Johnston’s side will also rue the number of first-half scoring opportunites which weren’t taken.

During that opening half, Tourlestrane kicked five first-half wides and also dropped two scoreable chances short.

In the end, Knockmore’s knowhow, with county star Kevin McLoughlin pulling the strings, saw them prevail and book a place in the Connacht club final in the New Year.

The second semi-final between Padraig Pearses (Roscommon) and Mountbellew/Moylough (Galway) takes place next weekend.

Sunday’s results
AIB Connacht senior club football semi-final
Knockmore (Mayo) 0-10 Tourlestrane (Sligo) 0-8

Connacht junior club football semi-final
Kilmeena (Mayo) 1-14 Anthenry (Galway) 0-7
(Kilmeena now play St Pat’s (Sligo) in Connacht junior final in the New Year)

Connacht LGFA senior club football final
Kilkerrin/Clonberne (Galway) 4-22 Glencar/Manorhamilton (Leitrim) 1-6

2021 TG4 Connacht LGFA Intermediate football semi-final
Roscommon 3-21 Sligo 0-3

Ulster men’s senior club football quarter-finals
Glen (Derry) 1-18 Scotstown (Mon) 0-12
Clann Eireann (Arm) 2-14 Creggan (Antrim) 0-17 AET.