Last weekend saw the playoff situation fall into place. The Shannon Blues defeated Galway by five points in the football, and in doing so claimed the fourth place in the senior football championship playoffs. The Blues will play McAnespies in the semis next Sunday, and Donegal and the Wolfe Tones will meet in the second semi-final.
Saturday saw the senior hurlers of Tipp beat Wexford by seven points in spite of losing John Coughlin to a sending off early in the second half with the scores level at eight points each. Tipp went on the outscore their opponents by 1-6 to 0-2 and bypass the semi-final stage. Galway and Wexford will meet in the semi final and the winners will play Tipp in the final Sunday week.
More on the playoffs to come.......
By the way, I'm not a golfing fan in the least but it was truly a great sporting moment for the Irish when Padraig Harrington sunk the putt on the 18th hole Sunday evening. Not bad for a Dub (even if the roots are from Cork)!