The Joe McDonagh Cup Final – it will be Carlow v Westmeath
Carlow 3-21 Westmeath 1-21
Last Saturday was packed with hurling action in the Joe McDonagh Cup.
This was the first time that Westmeath suffered defeat in the Joe McDonagh Cup, though they entered this match knowing that they had already secured themselves a spot in the final.
Carlow needed to win this match to ensure that they had a spot in the final as well and Colm Bonnar‘s men delivered the correct result. These two sides will now meet again in the decider in Croke Park on the 1st of July.
With a spot in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals up for grabs, you can guarantee that this match will be a feisty one.
— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) June 9, 2018
Playoffs for Antrim
Antrim 1-20 Kerry 2-19
19mins 1st Half
Antrim : 1-10(13)
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— Antrim GAA (@AontroimGAA) June 9, 2018
It was a narrow victory for the Kingdom, as the two sides battled neck and neck, but once Kerry edged ahead in the closing minutes, it was enough to get them over the line and secure their spot in the Joe McDonagh Cup for next year.
For the Ulstermen, they now have to face off against the winners of the Christy Ring Cup in a relegation play-off.
Relegation for Meath
A comfortable win for the O’Moore County has secured their place in the Joe McDonagh cup for 2019. Laois were relying on Antrim to lose their game over Kerry, so that the odds would be in their favour. A defeat for the Saffrons and a win for Laois, meant that Laois could breathe a sigh of relief as they avoided relegation to the Christy Ring Cup.
Here is a look at how the table ended up finishing.
Joe McDonagh Cup Table after Round 5
Carlow v Westmeath
PLAYOFF WITH CHRISTY RING WINNER
— GAA League Tables (@GAALeagueTables) June 9, 2018
You can check out all the upcoming fixtures and results from all matches right here!