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Na Piarsaigh dig deep against the Seans to book Kevin Mullen final date with Glen Emmets

Sean McDermott's 1-9 Na Piarsaigh 1-12

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Na Piarsaigh dig deep against the Seans to book Kevin Mullen final date with Glen Emmets

Na Piarsaigh qualified for the Kevin Mullen Shield final with victory over Sean McDermott's on Sunday. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

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Sean McDermott's 1-9 Na Piarsaigh 1-12

A second half goal from Michael Woods helped Na Piarsaigh book their place in the Kevin Mullen Shield final at the expense of Sean McDermott’s.

The Dundalk men made the trip to Moutrush on Sunday morning and were given a tough test by the home side before eventually coming out on top by three points.

The gusting wind made it a difficult day for playing any form of attractive football and although the visitors played into the breeze in the first half, they enjoyed a good share of possession. Both teams took some good scores and were level going in at the half-time break.

The decisive score arrived in the third quarter when Michael Woods found the net with the goal allowed to stand despite McDermotts’ claims for a square ball.

Points from Mark Larkin and Robert Murphy saw Na Piarsaigh stretch the lead to five points, but they were never able to relax as the Seans cut the gap to three points. In the end, the visitors’ defence stood strong and saw them hold out for victory.

Sean McDermott’s: Stephen Carrie; Ian Corbally, Mark Duffy, Danny McEneaney; Danny Commins, Seán McMahon, David O’Neill (0-3); Kevin McMahon, Peter Osborne (0-2); BJ Matthews (0-2), Patrick Osborne, Lorcan Myles (0-1); David McArdle, Tony Kelly (1-1), Evan Doheny

Sub: Brendan McGahon

Na Piarsaigh: Adam Molloy; Joe Woods, Shane Roddy, Fergal Mulholland; Ciarán Murphy, Ronan McCartney, Stephen McGuinness; Conall Shields, Jarlath Lyons; John Garvey (0-1), Mark Larkin (0-3), Stephen Arrowsmith; Robert Murphy (0-5), Tommy Muckian (0-2), Michael Woods (1-1)

Subs: David Boyle, Damian McCrink, David Egan, Gerry Scanlon

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Glen Emmets 2-16 Wolfe Tones 0-5

Emmets led 2-4 to 0-2 at the break in this south-Louth derby.

Glen Emmets: Conor Kelly; Evan Lynch, Tom Grimes, Keith Farnan; Keith Boylan, Stephen Healy (0-1), Sam Kenny (0-1); Mark Garvey, Andrew Mooney (1-0); David Andrews (0-1), Ronan Grufferty (0-4), James Butler (0-6); Jamie Gilkes, Isaac Walsh (1-2), Kealan O’Neill (0-1)

Subs: S Byrne, C Garvey, J Farnan, A McGrane, G Healy, B Hilliard