National Hurling and Football League – Team News

Check out this weeks Match Programme for details of the National Hurling and Football League fixtures involving Munster Counties. See below some team announcements ahead of the weekend’s action.

CLARE: (SH v Tipperary): P Brennan; T Keogh, F Lohan, G O’Grady; P Donlon, C Plunkett, T Holland; B O’Connell (Capt), C Lynch; J Clancy, D Barrett, D O’Rourke; N Gilligan, F Lynch, M Flaherty.

CORK (SF v Westmeath): A. Quirke; D. Duggan, G. Canty, K. O’Connor; N. O’Leary, G. Spillane, O. Sexton; N. Murphy, A. O’Connor; J. Miskella, P. O’Neill, K. McMahon; D. Goulding, M. Cussen, D. O’Connor.

LIMERICK (SF v Wexford): M. Jones, S.Walsh, J. McCarthy; S. Gallagher; A. Lane, S. Lavin, P. Ranahan; J. Cooke, J. Galvin; G. Collins, J. Ryan, S. Buckley; I. Ryan, D. Phelan, K.O’Callaghan.).

TIPPERARY (SH vs. Clare): Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange); Eamonn Buckley (Drom & Inch), Paul Curran (Mullinahone), Conor O’Brien (Eire Og Annacarty); Eamon Corcoran (JK Brackens), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Benny Dunne (Toomevara); James Woodlock (Drom & Inch), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch); Pat Kerwick (Killenaule), Darragh Egan (Kildangan), John O’Brien (Toomevara); Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone), Tommy Fitzgerald (Roscrea), Willie Ryan (Toomevara

Corn Ui Mhuirí Final – St. Brendans vs. Tralee CBS

St Brendan’s 2-11 Tralee CBS 1-11 – St Brendans bridged a 14-year gap by defeating arch rivals and champions Tralee CBS in a superb Corn Ui Mhuirí final at Fitzgerald Stadium to claim their 19th title.

All-Ireland Vocational Schools Inter-County Football Final – Cork vs. Monaghan

Cork 2-11 Monaghan 0-7 Match Report

Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend

Waterford Institute of Technology defeated Limerick Institute of Technology by 1-29 to 1-24 after double extra-time in the Fitzgibbon Cup Final on Saturday. NUI Maynooth defeated Tipperary Institute / St. Patricks by 2-14 to 1-7 in the Ryan Cup Final.

All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Loughmore-Castleiney vs. Portumna

Portumna (Galway) defeated Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) by 2-13 to 2-9 in the All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday.
Match Report

LOUGHMORE CASTLEINEY: J Gleeson; A Stapleton, D Bourke, P Ormond; E Ryan, D Kennedy, T King; C McGrath, G Sweeney; E Sweeney 0-3 (1f, 1 65), D McGrath, N McGrath 1-4 (2f, 1 65); E Connolly 0-1, M Webster 1-0, P Brennan. Sub: D Brennan for P Brennan (52m).

Portumna: I Canning; M Gill, E McEntee, O Canning; G Heagney, M Ryan, P Smith; L Smith, E Lynch; A Smith, K Hayes 0-2, N Hayes 1-0; D Hayes 0-1, J Canning 1-9 (6f), D Canning 0-1. Sub: A O’Donnell for Gill (63m).

Referee: Anthony Stapleton (Laois)

National Hurling League Round 2 – Results

Tipperary 2-20 Limerick 2-9 – Tipperary maintained their 100 per cent start to this year’s Allianz NHL with a comprehensive eleven-point victory against under-strength Limerick in Thurles. Five-time Allstar Eoin Kelly continued in his rich vein of scoring form with a massive haul of 1-12 to add to the 1-10 he bagged against the Faithful County last Sunday. Limerick, meanwhile, started with just three of the players who lined out against Kilkenny in last September’s All-Ireland final and Tipp comfortably dispensed with the experimental visitors to Semple Stadium.

Clare 1-25 Laois 1-15 – Clare returned to winning ways in Scarriff yesterday where they inflicted a 10 point defeat on youthful Laois. Played in glorious sunshine, the visitors held their own in the opening 20 minutes but, once Clare found their feet, there was going to be only one result. The game was a triumph for corner forward Mark Flaherty. The Killanena man, who accounted for 3-8 of his side’s tally in the defeat by Galway the previous week, maintained his phenomenal scoring feat, posting 1-12.

Kerry 4-7 Wicklow 1-11

National Football League Round 2 – Results

Kerry 0-12 Tyrone 0-9 – Kerry put in a strong display to defeat Tyrone by three points at Tralee on Saturday night. Two points each from Sean O’Sullivan and Bryan Sheehan helped Kerry to an 0-8 to 0-5 lead at half-time and the Kingdom held on in the second in spite of good pressure by Tyrone.

Offaly 1-11 Tipperary 1-7 – Thomas Deehan slotted in a fine goal for Offaly as they edged past Tipperary in a tight game that ended 1-11 to 1-7 at O’Connor Park. The Faithful County were in front for the majority of the game with Niall McNamee standing out with eight points. Tipperary attempted to fight back with Barry Grogan scoring a penalty, but it wasn’t enough to propel them into the lead.

Waterford 2-9 Kilkenny 0-8 – Two first-half goals helped Waterford to secure a 2-9 to 0-8 win over Kilkenny at Freshford. Wayne Hennessey and Ger Power got the goals as The Deise started to stamp their mark on the game and pile the pressure on as they led by 2-5 to 0-4 at the interval. Any hope that Kilkenny had of pulling the scores back level were shattered when Michael Mahoney was sent off.

Antrim 1-13 Clare 0-3 – Antrim hammered Clare with a final scoreline of 1-13 to 0-3 as they cruised to victory in Ennis without much trouble. Michael McCann was the star player for The Saffrons as he smashed in an early goal and led by example as his team triumphed over the hosts. The Banner County failed to convert any scores in the last quarter of the game, and Antrim took full advantage.

Limerick vs. Fermanagh – match postponed due to fog.

All-Ireland Club Junior Football Championship Final

Canovee (Cork) are the All-Ireland Club Junior Football Champions after a 1-8 to 0-5 victory over Rock (Tyrone). Match Report

National Football League Results

Kerry 0-10 Derry 0-9

Cork 1-14 Roscommon 0-15 Match Report

Sligo 0-14 Limerick 1-10 Match Report

Waterford 1-13 Clare 0-10 Match Report

Tipperary 1-23 London 0-4 Match Report