St. Kevins' Cian Callan and Robbie Murphy of Na Piarsaigh faced off in the promotion play-off at Rock Road. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Division Two/Three Promotion/Relegation play-off semi-final
Na Piarsaigh 1-10 St. Kevin's 2-14
An altercation after just 10 minutes changed the course of this game as it resulted in Na Piarsaigh losing Stephen McGuinness to a red card and Ciarán Murphy to injury.
Although the weakened Na Piarsaigh side gave it their best for the remaining 50 minutes, it proved too much of a challenge and St. Kevin’s advanced to the play-off final with seven points to spare.
James Clarke and Cian Callan got the all-important goals for the Philipstown side and although Stephen Arrowsmith found the net for Na Piarsaigh, Kevin’s will meet Glen Emmets in the play-off final.
Na Piarsaigh: Adam Molloy (0-1); Fearghal Mulholland, Conall Shields, Stephen McGuinness; Ciarán Murphy, Joe Woods (0-1), Shane Roddy; Michael Woods, Gerard Smyth; Niall Franklin (0-2), Ronan McCartney (0-1), Robbie Murphy; Mark Larkin (0-1), Alan McCartney (0-3), Eamonn McAuley (0-1)
Subs: Stephen Arrowsmith (1-0), Gavin McGee.
St. Kevin’s: Danny Crosbie (0-1); Matthew Downes, Michael Grogan, Dylan Maher (0-1); Darren McMullen, Enda McKenna, Patrick Duff; Lee Crosbie (0-2), Seánie Crosbie; James Clarke (1-2), Liam Boylan (0-1), Eoin McKenna; Shane Meade (0-2), Cian Callan (1-1), Patrick Clarke (0-4)
Subs: Adam Khan, Barry Byrne, Aidan Craven, Conor McCullough
Referee: Thomas Brennan (Westerns)