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CONNACHT COME THROUGH A CRACKING CLASH.

Byline: DECLAN ROONEY

Inter-provincial semi-finals Connacht 3-19 Munster 2-16

THERE were roughly twice as many spectators as points scored at Tuam Stadium yesterday as Connacht beat Munster in a terrific M. Donnelly inter-provincial football semi-final.

An estimated 100 supporters showed up as Connacht's quest for a first Railway Cup T sp Sb intA Co since 1969 remained on track.

"When you think of the quality of the players, the best players are playing there and it's just unfortunate that people don't attach the importance that it deserves," said Connacht manager John Tobin.

Munster had an excellent first half-hour and led by 1-8 to 0-4, thanks to Brian Hurley's third-minute goal. But after David Kelly netted in the 30th minute the game around, and only Hurley's pile-driver saw Munster lead by 2-9 to 1-9 at half-time.

A lightening start to the second-half from Connacht saw Aidan O'Shea (left) goal in the 37th minute, while Cregg sealed the win when he palmed Kelly's pass to the net.

CONNACHT scorers: C Cregg 1-7, P Conroy & E Mulligan (2f) 0-5 each, A O'Shea & D Kelly 1-0 each, M Conroy & E Concannon 0-1 each. MUNSTER scorers: B Hurley 2-2, D Goulding 0-5 (1f, 1'45), P Kerrigan & D O'Connor (1f), 0-2, J Lyne, M Collins, D Walsh, M Geaney & BJ Keane 0-1 each.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 17, 2014
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