Ulster Club SFC: Kingscourt 0-5 3-15 Kilcoo

Paul Devlin fires in Kilcoo's opening goal against Kingscourt
Paul Devlin fires in Kilcoo's opening goal against Kingscourt

Kilcoo set up an Ulster club semi-final clash with Crossmaglen by hammering Kingscourt at Breffni Park.

The Down champions dominated after Conor Devlin palmed in the opening goal on 21 minutes and Kilcoo went in 1-7 to 0-4 ahead at half-time

Kilcoo powered clear of their Cavan hosts after the break with Jerome Johnston netting before Paul Greenan fired in a third goal.

An out-classed Kingscourt had Padraig Faulkner sent-off in the second half.

Conor Laverty chipped in with five points in a superb Kilcoo display.

The semi-final showdown against Cross promises to be a titanic tussle with the teams having met in feisty and often controversial encounters.

Cross beat Kilcoo in the 2012 Ulster decider while the Down men prevailed in a quarter-final replay a year later.

What they said

Kilcoo manager Paul McIver: "I'm delighted - the boys played really well, especially once we got a grip on the game.

"I've an unbelievable bunch of players, who always strive to be the best. They are born leaders.

"It should be a great game against Cross and we know it will be an enormous task.

"But the previous meetings are history and mean nothing. This is a new era, a new manager and with many new players."

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