GAA wrap: Kerry ease past Clare and Mayo thrash Sligo

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Gaa Wrap: Kerry Ease Past Clare And Mayo Thrash Sligo
Peter Keane’s men led by nine points at the break and pushed on from there against the wind in the second half as they took their impressive league form into the championship. Photo Credit: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
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Kerry set up a Munster semi-final against champions Tipperary in Semple Stadium in two weeks’ time after they defeated Clare by 17 points in Killarney on Saturday evening.

Peter Keane’s men led by nine points at the break and pushed on from there against the wind in the second half as they took their impressive league form into the championship.

Meeting for the first time since the 2019 championship when Kerry defeated Clare by 1-15 to 0-12 in Ennis, the Kingdom got off to a flying start and were one point to the good when O’Shea slotted over after just 11 seconds.

From here, Kerry pushed on and strolled into a six-point lead after 20 minutes – 0-8 to 0-2 – with O’Shea recording four of Kerry’s first five scores.

The last kick of the game made it 3-22 to 1-11 as substitute Micheál Burns blasted Kerry into the Munster SFC semi-finals.

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Mayo have won 3-23 to 13-points against Sligo in their last-eight clash in the Connacht Senior Football Championship.

Aidan O'Shea scored two goals for last year's beaten All-Ireland finalists.

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Meanwhile, Limerick will play Cork in the semi-finals of the Munster Senior Football Championship.

Iain Corbett, Cillian Fahy, Hugh Bourke and Robbie Bourke scored goals as the Treaty men eased to a 4-18 to 12-points victory over Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds.

Kerry host Clare in Killarney at 7pm.

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Dublin's entire full-forward line hit the net in their 3-31 to 22-points win against Antrim in the Leinster Hurling quarters.

Cian O'Sullivan, Ronan Hayes and Cian Boland all raised green flags for Mattie Kenny's side - who will play Galway in the semis.

Laois and Wexford are just getting underway in their quarter-final at Nowlan Park.

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