Hogan stars in Kilkenny relegation battle while Keegan’s Westport win Mayo intermediate title

Updated at 18.30

INTER-COUNTY STAR RICHIE Hogan was in inspired form as his Danesfort side condemned Fenians to relegation from the Kilkenny SHC today.

Fenians, for whom JJ Delaney started centre-back, were on the back foot after just nine minutes when James Mulally found the net for Danesfort.

But Fenians rallied well and edged themselves back in front through a Conor Tobin goal from a penalty on 25 minutes.

The two sides couldn’t be separated last Sunday, as they played out a 0-14 to 0-14 draw, but it was the prolific scoring of Hogan, from play and placed balls, which eventually proved the difference in Palmerstown.

Hogan accounted for 13 points (eight frees), and Mulally, a late addition to the starting team, 1-2 of Danesfort’s total as they clinched a 1-18 to 1-12 victory.

Meanwhile, Westport have secured promotion to Mayo’s senior grade after Lee Keegan’s side won the intermediate championship this evening.

Westport finished up 0-10 to 0-4 victors at MacHale Park in the curtain-raiser to tonight’s senior final between Castlebar Mitchels and Knockmore.


The excellent Fionn McDonagh kicked five points (three frees) for Westport, who led by 0-5 to 0-2 at half-time and they matched that score again in the second period to ensure it was Brian McDermott who was presented with the James Sweeney trophy.

The @WestportGAA captain Brian McDermott is presented with James Sweeney trophy by #mayogaa Chairman Mike Connolly. #gaa pic.twitter.com/X0ytufNZi0

— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) October 29, 2016

Source: Mayo GAA/Twitter

Elsewhere today, Oran ended Four Roads’ hopes of winning a ninth successive Roscommon SHC title with a 2-15 to 1-12 win after extra time, in their final replay.

After playing out a 0-17 to 3-8 draw two weeks ago, the sides couldn’t be separated once again in 60 minutes of hurling — today’s game finishing 0-11 apiece after the hour.

But it was Oran who really ignited in extra-time, scoring 2-4 to Four Roads’ 1-1 to claim a memorable victory.

In ladies football, Monaghan’s Donaghmoyne retained their Ulster title with a 2-12 to 1-6 victory against Tyrone’s St Macartan’s in Galbally.

The reigning All-Ireland champions were in control throughout with Catriona McConnell and Niamh Callan getting their goals, one in each half.

More to follow…

The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add!

Click Here: