Naomh Eanna seal historic first Wexford hurling title as Ballyhale score late goal to book Kilkenny final

Naomh Eanna forward Conor McDonald.

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THERE ARE FIRST-time hurling and football champions in Wexford this year after Naomh Eanna claimed their debut title in the small ball code today. 

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Competing in their first ever senior final, the Gorey club defeated St Martin’s by 2-11 to 0-13 after two goals from county star Conor McDonald. Yesterday Shelmaliers did likewise in the football decider.

Henry Shefflin’s Ballyhale Shamrocks scored a stoppage-time goal to help them past Erins Own and into the Kilkenny SHC final. They’ll play Bennettsbridge in the decider after today’s 1-16 to 1-15 win.

Ballyhale star Colin Fennelly.

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In the Galway SHC quarter-finals, Loughrea were dumped out by Cappataggle after a 0-10 to 1-8 loss in Duggan Park. Champions Liam Mellows also booked their place in the last four with a 2-16 to 0-16 win against Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry at Kenny Park.

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In the preliminary quarter-final, Clarinbridge defeated Gort by 3-18 to 1-19 to advance. 

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