The Killane were narrowly defeated in their Killane Shield semi-final last night in Drumcondra.
The summer tournament again played havoc with team selection, and ultimately only five made the trip to the northside, which would prove fairly crucial in the final reckoning. Ciarán lost on 1, but William and Seán drew while Eddie and Des won to leave us 3-2 up on the night, but 3-3 in the overall standings. When we last won the Killane, this would have been enough to see us go through, as the tie-break was to discount the bottom board and then see who won. However, now the tie-break rule is that a win on 1 is worth 6 points, down to a win on 6 being worth 1 point, and on that basis, we lost out 7-5, and so it’s Elm Mount who will go on to face either Skerries or Rathmines in the final.