Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21HQF – Cork vs. Tipperary

Tipperary defeated Cork by 2-22 to 0-25 in the Bord Gáis Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday evening at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Match Tracker

Compiled by Ed Donnelly – e-mail comments to ed.donnelly@gaa.ie

Result – Tipperary 2-22 Cork 0-25

Round-up – where to begin – 49 scores, numerous missed opportunities (17 wides for Tipperary, 9 wides for Cork), outstanding performances on both sides. A tribute to both teams with Tipperary just about getting over the line in the end. It would have not taken much for the result to go the other way. Two tired sets of players make their way off of the hallowed ground of Semple Stadium having given their all. All those present certainly got their money’s worth but it is Tipperary who progress to the semi-final and a meeting with Waterford.

Team and Scorers

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-12 (9f), L McLoughlin & L Desmond (1 sl) 0-3 each, P Gould & L O’Farrell 0-2 each, S White, W Egan & A Walsh 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Bourke 1-9 (1-0 pen, 5f, 1 65), S Callanan 0-6 (1f, 1 65), S Bourke 1-1, J O’Neill 0-3, N McGrath 0-2, M Gleeson 0-1.

CORK: C Cronin; K Murphy, J Herlihy, C O’Sullivan; A Walsh, P O’Sullivan, S White; L Desmond, W Egan; B Corry, L McLoughlin, R White; R O’Driscoll, P Horgan, A Walsh.
SUBS: L O’Farrell for R O’Driscoll (34), P Gould for R White (42), C O’Driscoll for Murphy (42), R Clifford for Walsh (48), E Keane for Herlihy (70), C McCarthy for Clifford (70), G O’Connor for Egan (77)

TIPPERARY: B McCormack; D Maher, Pádraic Maher, K Maher; B Maher, T Stapleton, T McGrath; S Hennessy, G Ryan; M Gleeson, S Callanan, N McGrath; P Bourke, Patrick Maher, S Bourke.
SUBS: B Fox for T McGrath (28), S Carey for Gleeson (41), J O’Neill for Hennessy (51), S Quinlan for Carey (58), J Coghlan for K Maher (70+1), S Hennessy for S Bourke (77)

Referee: P Casey (Waterford)

Game over – Tipperary prevail- just about after an end to end game which has a bit of everything. Well done to both teams!

79th minute – POINT – Tipp Sub John O’Neill with another point from play – Tipperary 2-22 Cork 0-25

78th minute – POINT – Patrick Horgan points a free for Cork – Tipperary 2-21 Cork 0-25

77th minute – POINT – Seamus Callanan points a 65 metre free for Tipperary – Tipperary 2-21 Cork 0-24

77th minute – POINT – Seamus Callanan points a 65 metre free for Tipperary – Tipperary 2-21 Cork 0-24

76th minute – goal chance for Tipperary’s John O’Neill which is saved at the expense of a 65 metre free.

74th minute – POINT – Patrick Horgan responds with a point from play – Tipperary 2-20 Cork 0-24

73rd minute – POINT – Pa Bourke scores a good point from play – 3 points in it now – Tipperary 2-20 Cork 0-23

72nd minute – POINT – Seamus Callanan scores a good point with a drop shot – could have been a goal – Tipperary 2-19 Cork 0-23

71st minute – Tipperary have a good chance for a point but Cork defend in numbers and win a free.

71st minute – who has the will to win this game? A cracker in Semple!

Half Time – Extra Time – Tipperary 2-18 Cork 0-23

67th minute – a good goal chance for Cork as Patrick Horgan’s close range shot is well saved by Tipperary goalkeeper Bill McCormack

66th minute – POINT – Patrick Horgan scores a free – Tipperary 2-18 Cork 0-23

65th minute – POINT – Tipperary sub John O’Neill scores a point from play – Tipperary 2-18 Cork 0-22

64th minute – POINT – Cork sub Padraig Gould scores a point from play – Tipperary 2-17 Cork 0-22

63rd minute – POINT – Seamus Callanan points a free from his own 65 metre line – Tipperary 2-17 Cork 0-21

62nd minute – POINT – Seamus Callanan scores a point from play after a good long range pass from Tipperary sub Shane Quinlan. Tipperary 2-16 Cork 0-21

Extra time – the teams are back out as the sun sets over the Killinan End – not ideal for the goalkeeper at the Town End which Tipperary are defending for the first period of extra time.

Full-time – the game finishes level and extra time will be played. What a second half!

61st minute – Cork’s Brian Corry has a good chance to hit the winner but his shot goes just wide.

59th minute – YELLOW CARD for Conor O’Sullivan for a foul on Patrick Maher – 1 minute of injury time left as Pa Bourke hits the free wide.

58th minute – POINT – Cork’s Lorcan McLoughlin gets the equaliser for Cork with another good point from play – Tipperary 2-15 Cork 0-21

56th minute – POINT – Tipperary Sub John O’Neill scores a point to put Tipperary back in front – it could easily have been a goal – Tipperary 2-15 Cork 0-20

55th minute – POINT – Seamus Callanan scores a memorable point after an excellent run through the Cork defence – Tipperary 2-14 Cork 0-19

54th minute – POINT – Pa Bourke points a free for Tipperary and the sides are level again – Tipperary 2-13 Cork 0-19

52nd minute – POINT – Cork’s Lorcan McLoughlin gets a point from play and Cork are in front – Tipperary 2-12 Cork 0-19
50th minute – POINT – Cork sub Luke O’Farrell scores the equaliser – all to play for in the last 10 minutes – Tipperary 2-12 Cork 0-18

49th minute – POINT – Another Cork sub gets a point from play – this time it is Luke O’Farrell – Tipperary 2-12 Cork 0-17

48th minute – POINT – Cork sub Padraig Gould scores a point from play – Tipperary 2-12 Cork 0-16

48th minute – POINT – Noel McGrath scores a point from play – Tipperary 2-12 Cork 0-15

47th minute – POINT – Lorcan McLoughlin scores a point from play – it could easily have been a goal – Tipperary 2-11 Cork 0-15

45th minute – POINT – Pa Bourke scores a point from play for Tipperary – Tipperary 2-11 Cork 0-14

44th minute – POINT – Pa Horgan points a long range free – Tipperary 2-10 Cork 0-14

40th minute – POINT – Seamus Callanan scores a good point from play – Tipperary 2-10 Cork 0-13

38th minute – GOAL – Pa Bourke strikes the penalty to the back of the net to put Tipperary back in front – Tipperary 2-9 Cork 0-13

37th minute –
PENALTY for Tipperary – Seamus Callanan makes a long run through the Cork defence before passing to Patrick Maher who is fouled.

36th minute – POINT – Cork hit the front with a point from play by Andy Walsh – can Tipp respond? Tipperary 1-9 Cork 0-13

34th minute –
POINT – Patrick Horgan scores a point from a free inside his own half to equalise the scores – the breeze may play a factor in this second half – Tipperary 1-9 Cork 0-12

34th minute –
POINT – Patrick Horgan points a 30 metre free for Cork – Tipperary 1-9 Cork 0-11

33rd minute –
SUB – Luke O’Farrell replaces Robert O’Driscoll on the Cork team.

32nd minute – POINT – Shane Bourke scores a good point from play – Tipperary 1-9 Cork 0-10

31st minute –
POINT – Cork win the throw-in and go on the attack before Thomas Stapleton commits a foul. Patrick Horgan points the 20 metre free – Tipperary 1-8 Cork 0-10

Half-Time Round-upthis is a close game with very little between the teams. Tipperary had more goal chances and finally raised a green flag before the interval after a good movement. Cork have the assistance of the breeze in the second half though in a game that was level an amazing 8 times already. It will be all to play for in the second half.

Half-Time – Tipperary 1-8 Cork 0-9

29th minute – GOAL – Tipperary’s Shane Bourke scores a good goal off his left hand side after a good passing movement involving Pa Bourke and Seamus Callanan – Tipperary 1-8 Cork 0-9

28th minute –
POINT – Cork midfielder Leigh Desmond scores his second point from play – Tipperary 0-8 Cork 0-9

27th minute –
POINT – Pa Bourke points a free for Tipperary to bring the sides level for the 8th time – nothing in it. – Tipperary 0-8 Cork 0-8

27th minute –
SUB – Brian Fox replaces Thomas McGrath on the Tipperary team

26th minute – POINT – Patrick Horgan points a free from 30 metres to put Cork in front – Tipperary 0-7 Cork 0-8

25th minute –
POINT – Patrick Horgan points a free from 80 metres – Tipperary 0-7 Cork 0-7

24th minute –
POINT – Pa Bourke scores a point from play from a tight angle – Tipperary 0-7 Cork 0-6

23rd minute –
POINT – Patrick Horgan scores a good point from play off his left hand side – Tipperary 0-6 Cork 0-6

21st minute –
another goal chance for Tipperary. A cross ball from Patrick Maher finds Shane Bourke in front of goal but under pressure, Bourke’s shot is well saved by the Cork goalie at the expense of a 65 which Pa Bourke puts wide.

19th minute – POINT – Tipperary Patrick Maher is fouled after a good run through the Cork defence. The Cork goalkeeper Ciaran Cronin receives a YELLOW CARD before Pa Bourke’s 20 metre free hits the crossbar before Michael Gleeson points in the resulting play – Tipperary 0-6 Cork 0-5

18th minute –
POINT – Cork midfielder Leigh Desmond responds with a point from play for Cork – Tipperary 0-5 Cork 0-5

17th minute –
POINT – Noel McGrath scores a long range point from play after being set up by Seamus Hennessy – Tipperary 0-5 Cork 0-4

16th minute –
POINT – Pa Bourke points a 65 metre free for Tipperary – Tipperary 0-4 Cork 0-4

15th minute – goal chance for Tipperary – Shane Bourke wins possession in the corner and passes to  the unmarked Seamus Callanan – a first time shot was on but he tried to rise and his shot was blocked out for a 65 metre free.

13th minute – POINT – Cork corner-forward Andy Walsh gets through on goal but his shot hits the crossbar. The rebound falls to Patrick Horgan who scores a point to put Cork in front – Tipperary 0-3 Cork 0-4

12th minute –
goal chance for Tipperary but Noel McGrath’s pass in to the danger area is over-hit and goes wide.

9th minute – POINT – Cork wing-back Stephen White scores an excellent long range point to equalise for the Rebel County – Tipperary 0-3 Cork 0-3

8th minute –
POINT – Pa Bourke wins a free 35 metres from goal and he converts the free himself – Tipperary 0-3 Cork 0-2

6th minute – POINT – Patrick Horgan points a free from 35 metres to level the scores – Tipperary 0-2 Cork 0-2

5th minute –
POINT – Tipperary full-forward Patrick Maher is fouled en route to goal and Pa Bourke points the 20 metre free in front of goal – Tipperary 0-2 Cork 0-1

4th minute – no definite pattern early on as both sides ease themselves in to the game.

2nd minute – POINT – Pa Bourke points a free from 60 metres out under the New Stand and the sides are level – Tipperary 0-1 Cork 0-1

1st minute  – POINT – William Egan opens the scoring with a point for Cork – Tipperary 0-0 Cork 0-1

7:30pm – the game is on and Tipperary win the throw-in.

7:25pm – both teams are finishing up their warm-ups as the crowd begins to filter in to the ground. It’s not long now before the game begins.

The toss – Cork win the toss and are playing in to the Town End and against the breeze in the first half.

Team News – both teams line out as selected.

Tipperary U-21 team to play Cork – Bill McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields); Donnagh Maher (Burgess), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Kevin Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha); Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Thomas Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons), Thomas McGrath (Ballingarry); Seamus Hennessy (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields), Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney); Pa Bourke (Thurles Sarsfields – Captain), Patrick Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha), Shane Bourke (JK Brackens)

Cork U-21 team to play Tipperary -Ciaran Cronin (Lisgoold); Killian Murphy (Erins Own), Jack Herlihy (Newtown), Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields); Aidan Walsh (Kanturk), Paudie O’Sulivan (Cloyne), Stephen White (Ballygarvan); Leigh Desmond (Youghal), William Egan (Kilbrin); Brian Corry (Ballymartle), Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk), Robert White (Carraigtwohill); Robert O’Driscoll (Sarsfields), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers – Captain), Andy Walsh (Killeagh)

7:15pm – both teams have taken the field and are in the process of warming up. No sign of the referee and officials yet.

6:50pm – Both teams teams have a lot of Senior experience in their ranks with Tipperary holding the favourites tag with 9 of last Sunday’s panel in the starting line-up tonight. However, going back 3 years ago there was little between the counties when at Minor level with Cork winning the Munster title before losing out to Tipperary in the All-Ireland. Players like Paudie O’Sullivan and team captain Patrick Horgan hold down central positions for Cork and will be in direct opposition to Seamus Callanan and Padraic Maher from 7:30pm onwards – two fascinating match-ups but there are similar line-ups all over the field. Cork are managed by John Considine fresh from his 2 match stint as the interirm Senior Hurling manager during the National League. Considine’s counterpart Declan Carr is in his second year having captured Munster honours last year, a title that is on the line here tonight. The referee tonight is Pat Casey of Waterford – there is a light breeze blowing towards the Killinan End in Semple Stadium with a warm sun keeping the patrons warm. The heat will die down surely as the game goes on but the use of fresh players as substitutes in the second half is sure to have a bearing. Check back in before the throw-in for the team news ahead of the throw-in.

6:30pm – Welcome to Semple Stadium on a glorious summer’s evening in Thurles for this mouth-watering clash of Tipperary and Cork in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Under 21 Hurling Championship.

Tipp step on the gas in extra-time

Tipperary 2-22 Cork 0-25

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, June 04, 2009

AFTER an enthralling 80-minute saga, Tipperary eventually edged past Cork in last night’s Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21HC quarter-final at Semple Stadium.

In a match that crackled with electricity throughout, Tipperary conjured up two key factors to enable them to breast the tape in first place. Plundering the only two goals of the game was of immeasurable value, while their big names came to the fore as the action trundled into extra-time.

Defensive lynchpins Padraig Maher and Thomas Stapleton generated storming finishes, while Noel McGrath hurled a world of ball when switched to midfield. In attack, Seamus Callanan made several lung-bursting runs deep into the Cork defence, while Pa Bourke’s gilded attacking play registered a hefty 1-9 total against the backdrop of a team total of 17 wides.

It was rough justice on Cork to wind up with the losers’ garlands. They fought vigorously from the start with a robust defence to base their challenge on. Paudie O’Sullivan was immense at centre back with Aidan Walsh and Conor O’Sullivan putting in great shifts elsewhere in the backline.

In attack Patrick Horgan was in luminous form but struggled lacked of a supporting cast. Subs Luke O’Farrell and Padraig Gould did enough when introduced to suggest they should have started, while Lorcan McLoughlin did swing over three fine points.

Normal time was a gripping affair with the sides sticking close to each other from the off. In all there was equality on the scoreboard on 13 occasions during the 60 minutes.

The first half was peppered with goal opportunities that Tipperary missed but before half-time they got the move and execution just right.

An errant handpass in the Cork defence was seized by Pa Bourke who transferred to Callanan, and the centre-forward eschewed the option of tapping over the bar to dispatch the ball towards Shane Bourke. The JK Brackens man turned neatly and lashed a drive to the far corner.

In the scoring stakes the match could have been distilled down to a shootout between the side’s respective free-takers in the first half, Patrick Horgan and Pa Bourke displaying laser-like accuracy from dead balls.

Horgan also sparkled from open play with a beautiful brace of points to complement his three frees, while Bourke arrowed over six points in the first half. Midfielder Leigh Desmond chipped in with an important pair for Cork as well, but it was Shane Bourke’s late salvo that saw Tipperary lead 1-8 to 0-9 at the interval.

Cork composed a splendid start to the second half reeling off points from Horgan, 3) and Andy Walsh to nudge themselves 0-13 to 1-9 in front.

But then Tipperary pounced for a critical score. Callanan made a lung-bursting run on the wing, passed inside to Patrick Maher who was fouled and Pa Bourke crashed the resultant penalty to the net.

That score nourished Tipperary’s hopes and they stormed on looking far more assured. McGrath’s switch to midfield paid a handsome dividend as he dictated plays, corner-backs Donagh Maher and Kevin Maher attacked the ball with great success and when McGrath clipped over a 49th minute point, the tide of momentum seemed to lay behind Tipperary as they led 2-12 to 0-15.

But Cork summoned up a wonderful recovery and created a gripping finale. They strung together a sequence of points from Gould, O’Farrell, 2) and McLoughlin to creep ahead by one. Tipperary’s retort consisted of Bourke and Callanan points to restore them to the ascendancy, but an exquisite sideline cut by Desmond tied it up again.

Substitute John O’Neill, who had an enterprising cameo when introduced, appeared to have nailed victory for Tipperary only for a rousing score by McLoughlin to deliver the spectre of extra-time, at 2-15 to 0-21.

Tipperary made a clinical burst early on in extra-time and it proved essential to the outcome. Callanan started to weave incisive runs and his brace helped send them 2-18 to 0-22 clear. Cork replied forcefully with a Horgan free but the Glen Rovers dangerman was then denied a goal by a point-blank save by Bill McCormack.

It proved Cork’s best chance at getting the goal their challenge badly required and Tipperary were in no mood to relinquish superiority from thereon in. Callanan and Bourke teamed up to insert daylight between the sides late on, and O’Neill applied the coup de grâce to seal their passage through to a semi-final date with Waterford on July 15.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Bourke 1-9, 0-5f, 1-0 pen, 0-1 ‘65); S Callanan 0-6, 0-1f, 0-1 ‘65); S Bourke 1-1; J O’Neill 0-3; N McGrath 0-2; M Gleeson 0-1.

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-12, 0-9f; L Desmond, 0-1 sideline; L McLoughlin 0-3 each, L O’Farrell, P Gould 0-2 each, W Egan, S White, Andy Walsh 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: B McCormack; D Maher, Padraig Maher, K Maher; B Maher, T Stapleton, T McGrath; S Hennessy, G Ryan; M Gleeson, S Callanan, N McGrath; P Bourke, Patrick Maher, S Bourke.

Subs: B Fox for T McGrath, 28; S Carey for Gleeson, 40; J O’Neill for Hennessy, 51; S Quinlan for Carey, 58; J Coghlan for K Maher, 70; S Hennessy for S Bourke, 77.

CORK: C Cronin; K Murphy, J Herlihy, C O’Sullivan; Aidan Walsh, P O’Sullivan, S White; L Desmond, W Egan; B Corry, L McLoughlin, R White; R O’Driscoll, P Horgan, Andy Walsh.

Subs: L O’Farrell for O’Driscoll, 34; C O’Driscoll for Murphy, P Gould for White, both 40; R Clifford for Andy Walsh, 48; E Keane for O’Herlihy, C McCarthy for Clifford, both 70; G O’Connor for Egan, 77.

Referee: Pat Casey (Waterford).


Prolific Horgan not enough to stop Tipperary advancing

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Thursday June 04 2009

HOLDERS Tipperary clinched a dramatic extra-time victory against Cork at Semple Stadium last night in front of 4,138 spectators.

The Premier County now travel to Walsh Park to face Waterford in the semi-final on July 15.

Lorcan McLoughlin’s 59th-minute point for Cork sent the tie into extra-time but both sides missed chances to win it before two additional periods of 10 minutes.

This incredible tie was level on 13 occasions, including eight times in the first half before Shane Bourke’s goal on the stroke of half time handed Tipp a 1-8 to 0-9 lead.

Tipp grabbed a second goal when Pa Bourke netted a penalty eight minutes into the second half.

Last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists Tipp, with nine senior panellists in their starting team, registered 17 wides and struggled to shake off a dogged Cork, inspired by 12 points from Patrick Horgan.

However, leading by 2-18 to 0-23 after the first period of extra-time, a late surge sealed it for Tipp.

Scorers — Tipperary: P Bourke 1-9 (1-0 pen, 5f, 1 65), S Callanan 0-6 (1f, 1 65), S Bourke 1-1, J O’Neill 0-3, N McGrath 0-2, M Gleeson 0-1. Cork: P Horgan 0-12 (9f), L McLoughlin, L Desmond 0-3 each, P Gould, L O’Farrell 0-2 each, S White, W Egan, A Walsh 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY — B McCormack; D Maher, Padraic Maher, K Maher; B Maher, T Stapleton, T McGrath; S Hennessy, G Ryan; M Gleeson, S Callanan, N McGrath; P Bourke, Patrick Maher, S Bourke. Subs: B Fox for T McGrath (28), S Carey for Gleeson (41), J O’Neill for Hennessy (51), S Quinlan for Carey (58), J Coghlan for K Maher (70+1), S Hennessy for S Bourke (77).

CORK — C Cronin; K Murphy, J Herlihy, C O’Sullivan; A Walsh, P O’Sullivan, S White; L Desmond, W Egan; B Corry, L McLoughlin, R White; R O’Driscoll, P Horgan, A Walsh.

Subs: L O’Farrell for R O’Driscoll (34), P Gould for R White (42), C O’Driscoll for Murphy (42), R Clifford for Walsh (48), E Keane for Herlihy (70), C McCarthy for Clifford (70), G O’Connor for Egan (77).

Ref — P Casey (Waterford).


Tipperary deny Cork again

From the Irish Times newspaper

Tipperary 2-22 Cork 0-25:

HOLDERS,TIPPERARY dug deep in extra-time to oust Cork in a thrilling Munster U-21 hurling championship tie at Semple Stadium, Thurles, last evening.

In a tame first half the sides traded points with Pa Bourke (Tipp) and Cork’s Pat Horgan, deadly accurate. Cork were a point ahead after 29 minutes when Burke and Seamus Callanan combined to set up Shane Bourke for a smashing goal which gave Tipp an interval lead of 1-8 to 0-9.

When Pa Bourke blazed a penalty to the Cork net eight minutes into the second half, it looked like Tipp might take over but Cork never gave up and four points between the 48th and 52nd minutes had them ahead.

Now it was Tipp’s turn to chase the game. They managed to get ahead again but two minutes from time Lorcan McLoughlin equalised for Cork, 2-15 to 0-21.

Tipp edged the first half of extra-time adding three points to Cork’s two, but Tipp goalkeeper Bill McCormack denied Pat Horgan a Cork goal in the ninth minute. In an exciting second period, Tipp added points by Pa Bourke and Callanan to Cork’s sole effort from Pat Horgan, to clinch victory.

Full forward Patrick Maher, Padraic Maher, Thomas Stapleton, Seamus Callanan, Noel McGrath and Pa Bourke were key players for Tipp. Pat Horgan, Lorcan McLoughlin, Leigh Desmond, Aidan Walsh, and Paudie O Sullivan impressed for Cork.

TIPPERARY: B McCormack; D Maher, Padraic Maher, K Maher; B Maher, T Stapleton, T McGrath; S Hennessy, G Ryan; M Gleeson (0-1), S Callanan (0-6), N McGrath (0-2); P Bourke (1-9), Patrick Maher, S Bourke (1-1); Subs: B Fox for T McGrath; S Carey for Gleeson; J O’Neill (0-3) for Hennessy; S Quinlan for Carey; J Coghlan for K Maher; S Hennessy for S Bourke;

CORK: C Cronin; K Murphy, J Herlihy, C O’Sullivan; Aidan Walsh, P O Sullivan, S White (0-1); L Desmond (0-3), W Egan (0-1); B Corry, L McLoughlin (0-3), R White; R O’Driscoll, P Horgan (0-12), Andy Walsh (0-1); Subs: L Farrell (0-2) for O’Driscoll; C O’Driscoll for Murphy; P Gould (0-2) for R White; R Clifford for Andy Walsh; O Keane for Herlihy; C McCarthy for R Clifford; G O Connor for W Egan; Referee: P Casey, Waterford.

After extra-time


Admission Prices

Adults €10,
Students/senior citizens €5 (must produce valid photographic ID)
Juveniles are free.

Team News

The Tipperary U-21 team to play Cork in the Munster U-21 championship at Semple Stadium on Wednesday June 3rd includes 5 players who played against Cork in last Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Padraic Maher, Brendan Maher, Gearóid Ryan, Seamus Callanan and Noel McGrath.

1 Bill McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields)
2 Donnagh Maher (Burgess)
3 Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
4 Kevin Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha)
5 Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
6 Thomas Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons)
7 Thomas McGrath (Ballingarry)
8 Seamus Hennessy (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
9 Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)
10 Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields)
11 Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)
12 Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)
13 Pa Bourke (Thurles Sarsfields) Captain
14 Patrick Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha)
15 Shane Bourke (JK Brackens)

Cork U-21 team to play Tipperary

Ciaran Cronin (Lisgoold); Killian Murphy (Erins Own), Jack Herlihy (Newtown), Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields); Aidan Walsh (Kanturk), Paudie O’Sulivan (Cloyne), Stephen White (Ballygarvan); Leigh Desmond (Youghal), William Egan (Kilbrin); Brian Corry (Ballymartle), Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk), Robert White (Carraigtwohill); Robert O’Driscoll (Sarsfields), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers), Andy Walsh (Killeagh)

Fixture Details

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3rd
At SEMPLE STADIUM, THURLES
Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Under 21 Hurling Championship
Tiobraid Arann v Corcaigh at 7.30p.m.
Extra Time in the event of a Draw
Reiteoir – Pat Casey (Port Láirge)

Transport Information

Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Under 21 Hurling Championship Quarter Final
TIPPERARY V CORK At SEMPLE STADIUM, THURLES On WEDNESDAY JUNE 3rd. 2009. at 7.30p.m.

Iarnród Eireann would like to show its appreciation to Cork GAA fans for their continued support by offering supporters a special return web fare to the Under 21 game in Thurles on Wednesday next June 3rd.

Cork €21 return: Mallow €21 return: Charleville €21 return

These fares are only available on the 17.30 Cork: 17.52 Mallow: and 18.07 Charleville to Thurles and returning on the 21.22 Thurles to Cork service.
These fares are only available through www.irishrail.ie following Cork v Tipperary link.

Munster GAA PRO Jim Forbes welcomes this initiative by Iarnród Eireann and should very popular with hurling fans who would like to see this very attractive game.

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