KILKERRIN-CLONBERNE players Lynsey, Eva and Hannah Noone celebrate with their cousin Amy Madden after Sunday’s win over Donaghmoyne in the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship semi-final. PHOTO: RAY RYAN

Final Bound

Kilkerrin-Clonberne have booked their final ticket for the second All-Ireland series running after falling short to Mourneabbey in November 2019. The latter stages of the 2020 campaign were a casualty of Covid.

“We got the job done,” was manager Willie Ward's assessment of a 2-8 to 0-8 win on home soil in Clonberne.

TH Body: “It was a tight game all the way through, we had to fight every single bit of the way. Huge amount of effort on both sides. A lot of physicality, a lot of hard tackles, a lot of hard runs made by people all over the field and massive work-rate.

TH Body: “In the end, we seemed to have the little bit of edge on fitness in the last 15 minutes. We were still going hard. Of course, the two goals at the beginning set us up. That was huge as well because the game was very even after that all the way through. They kept coming and kept coming but they've been around for 19 years, they know well how to do this. They're not ever going to go away easy.”

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