Just four remain in Offaly Senior Football Championship

Just four now remain in the hunt for the Offaly Senior Football Championship after the quarter-finals were played over the weekend.

Just four now remain in the hunt for the Offaly Senior Football Championship after the quarter-finals were played over the weekend.

A brace of goals from Dean Cummins in the opening half were crucial as reigning Offaly senior football champions Edenderry saw off Erin Rovers on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-12.

Edenderry were reduced to fourteen players before the break but their lead of 2-9 to 0-3 was enough to overcome their numerical disadvantage. Alan Lynam did convert a 33rd minute penalty for Erin Rovers but the result was never in doubt.

Edebderry will now play Clara in the semi-final in a repeat of last year’s decider after Clara thumped Ferbane by 3-13 to 0-7 in their quarter-final.

Two John O’Hara goals left them with a 2-7 to 0-3 lead at the break with John Reynolds adding the third from the penalty spot.

Tullamore and Rhode, who share fifty Offaly SFC titles between, will go head to head in the second semi-final.

Tullamore saw off Gracefield by 0-16 to 0-12 while Rhode brushed aside Ballycumber by 3-10 to 1-8.

Conor McNamee, Niall McNamee and Declan Murphy were the goalscorers in an emphatic win.

Tullamore Court Hotel Football Championships semi-final draws

SENIOR

Edenderry v Clara, Rhode v Tullamore

INTERMEDIATE

Raheen v Ballyfore, St Brigid’s v Bracknagh

JUNIOR

Kilcormac/Killoughey v Daingean or Clonmore Harps, Tullamore v Ferbane or Clara