Ugly scenes after final between Milltown and Balykelly

Rheban overcome Robertstown; Milltown defeat Ballykelly

Tommy Callaghan

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Rheban overcome Robertstown to book final spot

There were ugly scenes after the final whistle of the Milltown v Ballykelly semi final,  a game Milltown won 1-18 to 1-10.

While there was a player from each side sent off on 59 minutres,  overall the game was not dirty by any means.

However fisticuffs went on for a few minutes after the referee had called time.

Milltown led at the break 1-9 to 0-5 and while Ballykelly reduced the lead to three in the second half they never really looked like getting any closer and eventually Milltown going on to win and set up a final with Rheban.

Scorers: Milltown, Ian Fitzgerld 0-9 (8 frees), Ronan O'Shea 0-2, Kevin Dowling 1-0, Morgan Owen 0-2, Colin O'Shea 0-2, Robbie Scully 0-1, Omar Dunne 0-1, Alan Dignam 0-1.

Ballykelly, Lee Moore 0-7 (6 frees), Darryl Cullen 1-1, Kevin Donoghue 0-1, Pauric Cullen 0-1.

Rheban upset the odds at St Conleth's Park on Saturday evening when disposing of a fancied Robertstown to reach the fonal of the Tom Cross JFC final.

Rheban led at the break by two, 1-7 to 1-5 and two straight reds for Robertstown in the second  half all settled this one as Rheban ran out comfortable winners on a final score line of  Rheban 2-17 Robertstown 1-7.

Scorers: Rheban, Stehen Lawlor 1-3 (1 free), Pa Byrne 0-6 (4 frees), Nathan Robinson 1-2, Barry Foy 0-2, Darren Lawlor 0-1, Corry Moore 0-1 (free), Nathan Owens 0-1, Brandan Shaw 0-1.

Robertstown, Mark Kelly 1-0, Damien Leeson 0-2, Danny Scully 0-2, Aidan Dunne 0-2 (free), Noel Byrne 0-1, Murray O'Byrne 0-1.