Coolderry through to All Ireland Club Final with fine win over Gort

Offaly and Leinster Champions Coolderry are through to play in their first ever AIB All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Final in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day after a 3-16 to 0-17 win over Gort.

Offaly and Leinster Champions Coolderry are through to play in their first ever AIB All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Final in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day after a 3-16 to 0-17 win over Gort.

Coolderry 3-16

Gort 0-17

Played in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday, Ken Hogan’s side made the telling break before half-time with the first of three goals and they went to the break 1-10 to 0-9 ahead.

A second goal early in the second-half from Cathal Parlon gave the Offaly side a significant advantage but Gort put together a run of four unanswered points and the gap was down to a more managable five points entering the closing minutes.

However Coolderry allowed their opponents one further points while they added a third goal from Damien Murray to round off an impressive win by the Offaly champions.

See this Wednesday’s Offaly Express for a full report and reaction from the Coolderry camp

2012 Championship Draws made