Westport’s upward momentum continues apace. This afternoon at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon they defeated Leitrim side Seán O’Heslin’s to capture their first ever Connacht IFC club title, winning on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-7.
The Covies will be back in action early in the New Year, when they’ll face the Munster champions in the All-Ireland IFC club semi-final. That provincial final hasn’t been played yet but it’s between Kenmare of Kerry and Adare of Limerick, a match that’s been fixed for Mallow this day week.
Westport aren’t the only West Mayo club licking their chomps at the prospect of a tilt at All-Ireland honours in the New Year. At Kiltoom this afternoon Louisburgh overcame Creggs of Roscommon by 2-9 to 0-11 in the Connacht JFC club final.
Louisburgh will also face Munster opposition in the All-Ireland semi-final early next year. The Munster JFC final is down for decision on 4th December at Mallow and it’ll be contested by Glenbeigh-Glencar of Kerry and Cork’s Gabriel Rangers.
The news wasn’t as good, I’m afraid, involving the ladies club action today. Carnacon went under in the All-Ireland SFC club semi-final played in Bray against Foxrock-Cabinteely of Dublin by 4-9 to 2-11 while, earlier on in the afternoon at Ballina, Kilmoremoy lost out to Cork’s Kinsale in the All-Ireland JFC club semi-final on a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-9. Commiserations to both of them.