Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Final

Tipperary defeated Clare by 1-16 to 2-12 in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Final on Wednesday evening at Cusack Park Ennis.

All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers

Kerry vs. Monaghan

Defending All-Ireland Champions Kerry defeated Monaghan by 1-13 to 0-13 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Sunday in Croke Park. Match Report

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter-Finals

Cork 2-19 Clare 2-17 – Cork came from nine points down to defeat Clare by two points after a thrilling second half comeback in Sunday’s All-Ireland Quarter-Final at Thurles. Cork will now play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on August 10th. Match Report

Waterford 2-19 Wexford 3-15 – Waterford came from four points down early in the second half to earn a one point victory over Wexford at Semple Stadium Thurles on Sunday last. Waterford will now play Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on August 17th. Match Report

All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers

Limerick vs. Kildare

Limerick’s challenge in the Senior Football Championship ended on Saturday with a 1-11 to 0-11 loss at the hands of Kildare in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Match Report

All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

Tipperary’s Minor Hurlers got their season back on track thanks to a 4-18 to 0-6 victory over Antrim at Mullingar. Match Report

Munster Intermediate Hurling Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary vs. Limerick

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 2-16 to 2-12 in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Final at Semple Stadium Thurles. Match Report

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Final

Tipperary will play Clare in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Final at Cusack Park Ennis on Wednesday July 30th at 7:30pm.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter-Finals

Semple Stadium Thurles will host two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals on Sunday. At 2:00pm, Waterford take on Wexford while at 4:00pm, Cork play Clare.

Waterford vs. Wexford – They may be close neighbours but Waterford and Wexford have met only once before in the All-Ireland hurling championship. That was in 2003 when Wexford won a qualifier tie by 1-20 to 0-18 in Nowlan Park. The counties clashed in the opening round of this year’s National League when Wexford won by a point in Walsh Park. Next Sunday’s winners will play Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-finals on August 17.

Team News

WATERFORD (SH v Wexford): C Hennessy; E Murphy, K McGrath, D Prendergast; S O’Sullivan, T Browne, B Phelan; M Walsh, J Nagle; D Shanahan, S Prendergast, S Molumphy; E McGrath, E Kelly, J Mullane

Cork vs. Clare – They meet for the fourth successive year in the championship and for the 7th time in ten years. Cork are seeking their 6th successive championship win over Clare who last beat the Rebels in the 1998 Munster semi-final. The counties have met on 45 occasions in the championship with Cork leading 31-11 while there have been three draws. The winners will play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final on August 10.

Last Five Championship Clashes

2007: Cork 1-18 Clare 1-11 (Munster quarter-final)
2006: Cork 0-20 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final)
2005: Cork 0-16 Clare 0-15 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2003: Cork 1-18 Clare 0-10 (Munster semi-final)
1999: Cork 1-15 Clare 0-14 (Munster final)

Team News

CORK (SH vs. Clare) – D Óg Cusack; S O’Neill, D O’Sullivan, B Murphy; J Gardiner, R Curran, S Óg Ó hAilpín; T Kenny, J O’Connor; B O’Connor, N McCarthy, P Cronin; C Naughton, J Deane, P Horgan

CLARE (SH v Cork): P Brennan, P Vaughan, F Lohan, G O’Grady; B Bugler, G Quinn, P Donnellan; B O’Connell, C Lynch; T Carmody, D McMahon, J Clancy; T Griffin, B Nugent, N Gilligan

All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers

Limerick vs. Kildare

Limerick will play Kildare in round 2 of the the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday evening at 7:00pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. A first senior championship clash between two teams who won their first round qualifier ties last Saturday in vastly different circumstances. Limerick beat Meath by nine points, having led by 20 points at one stage in the second half while Kildare beat Cavan by a point after snatching a late goal.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers

Cork 0-23 Galway 2-15 – 14 man Cork produced an excellent comeback in the second half to defeat favourites Galway by two points at Semple Stadium. Cork goalie Donal Og Cusack was sent off for a second bookable offence just before the interval but Cork dominated the second half with Ben O’Connor contributing 12 points and Joe Deane adding five points from play. Joe Canning scored 2-12 for Galway. Match Report

Waterford 2-18 Offaly 0-18 – Two goals and 13 points from sharp-shooter and former All-Star Eoin Kelly saw Waterford through to the All-Ireland quarter finals after they defeated Offaly in the qualifier tie at Semple Stadium. Match Report