Kilkerley Emmets' Daniel McKeown will face Naomh Máirtín in the Sheelan Shield final. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
The Paddy Sheelan Shield final will be contested by Naomh Máirtín and Kilkerley Emmets after both teams recorded wins over the weekend.
Naomh Mairtin came from behind at the interval to secure their place in the decider after the game in Dundalk saw the home side leading by 1-3 to 0-2. However, the Jocks hit back in the second half to win 1-9 to 2-5.
Meanwhile, Emmets defeated St. Patrick’s in the other semi-final, 1-12 to 0-10 at home on Friday night. The hosts were on top for most of the game and at the break held a commanding 1-8 to 0-4 advantage. Shane Lennon scored the only goal of the game, while Tadhg McEneaney contributed seven points.
Kilkerley Emmets: Ultan McElroy; Cormac Bellew, Adam Shields,Ciarán Clarke; Seán Hand, Ciarán Bellew, James Bellew; Cathal Bellew, Shane Lennon (1-2); Killian Kampes, Michael Begley (0-1), Rian Hand; Conor Quigley Tadhg McEna- ney (0-7), Daniel McKeown (0-1)
Subs: E McEnteggart, U McEnaney, S Kneel, S McElroy, C Murtagh (0-1)
Earlier in the week, Emmets saw off Dundalk Gaels in the same competition, 1-20 to 0-19 after extra- and double-extra-time. Emmets led 0-9 to four at half-time, but it finished 0-14 each at full-time and 0-16 after 20 minutes of extra-time.
Kilkerley Emmets: Ultan McElroy; Tadhg McKeown, Adam Shields, Aaron McArdle; Seán Hand, Ciarán Bellew, Cormac Bellew; Cathal Bellew, Shane Lennon (0-2); Conor Quigley (0-2), Michael Begley (0-2), Ciarán Murtagh; Ultan McEnaney (0-1), Tadhg McEnaney (0-8), Daniel McKeown (0-2)
Subs: E McEnteggart, A McGuill, C Clarke, R Hand, Jordan Rice, Niall Mulholland (1-0), K Kampes (0-3)
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