IFC: Cootehill and Ballyhaise advance to the final

September 28, 2014

Cootehill's Enda Hessin with Liam McCabe (Killinkere) during the Cavan IFC semi final at Breffni Park.

There were two Intermediate Football Championship semi finals down for decision today at Breffni Park.

In the opening game Cootehill saw off a strong Killinkere challenge to advance to the decider on a 1-13 to 0-12 scoreline. The winners raced in to a 1-4 to 0-0 lead after 15 minutes. Steve O'Connor got the goal. Cootehill were reduced to 14 men just before the break when Ryan Reilly was redcarded. The winners led 1-7 to 0-5 at the break. With 20 minutes gone in the second half Killinkere had the lead down to 1-12 to 0-12 but John Carney sent over the insurance point and Cootehill advance to the final.

Up next was Ballyhaise and Shercock. Ballyhaise led 0-5 to 0-4 at the break but were stunned by a goal from John McEnroe early in the second half. Kevin Tierney levelled matters after ten minutes at 0-8 to 1-5. Further points by the impressive Tierney, Martin Conaty and Conor Lyons put the winners in the driving seat. Final score Ballyhaise 0-13 Shercock 1-7.

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