Irish Daily Star Sunday Primary Go Games

And they’re off!

The 2010 Munster Championship season begins today and could any venue be more appropriate than Semple Stadium in Thurles, the town where the GAA was founded 126 years ago?

Fittingly, All-Ireland champions Kerry are first into the fray when they take on Tipperary in their own backyard. While the game is featured live on TV, for 44 boys and girls, the senior match is but a sideshow. These are the boys and girls playing in the Irish Daily Star Sunday Primary Go Games exhibition series. The boys will play at half-time in the intermediate match while the girls occupy prime spot during the interval of the senior game.

As ever, it’s an occasion for the connoisseur of young talent. Just ask Kerry captain of 2009 Darren O Sullivan, or his successor Bryan Sheehan. They both wore the Kerry jersey for the first time in the Primary game as it was known then. And keep an eye out for the tall athletic woman on the Kerry sideline during the girls match. That’s Mary Jo Coffey (nee Curran), holder of 9 All-Ireland medals and rated one of the finest exponents of the code. Not that the boys are neglected. Declan Quill, holder of All-Ireland medals with Kerry, in 2006 is one of the mentors for the Kingdom in the boys’ game

And what about Tipperary? Keep an eye out for Caolán Hennessy from Ayle National School. His dad Seán was a Tipperary footballer of the 1980’s while his uncles Breandán and Deasún won County Championships in the colours of Cappawhite. The pedigree is good on both sides as his mum, Triona, is one of the famed Bonnar clan of Cashel. Triona was an All-Ireland camogie star with Tipperary while Caolán would love to emulate his uncles Colm, Conal and Cormac Bonnar, stars of Tipperary in their All-Ireland winning years of 1989 and 1991.

For these 44 lucky boys and girls, today’s Irish Daily Star Sunday Primary Go Games present a unique opportunity to line out in their county colours, sharing “The Field of Dreams” with their heroes. And they intend to enjoy it!

Weekend Munster GAA Fixtures / Results

See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending May 15 / 16

  • 12 May:
  • 15 May:
  • 16 May:
  • See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending May 8 / 9

    See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending May 1 / 2

  • ESB Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Cork 2-31 Tipperary 4-22 – Match Report
  • ESB Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-16 – Match Report
  • ESB Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Limerick 2-13 Kerry 1-13 – Match Report
  • Munster U18 Camogie Championship Semi-Final – Clare 3-17 Waterford 1-2
  • Allianz NHL Division 2 Final – Wexford 1-16 Clare 2-9 – Match Report
  • Allianz NHL Division 1 Final – Galway 2-22 Cork 1-17 – Match Report
  • See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending April 24/ 25

    See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending April 17 / 18

    See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending April 10 / 11

    See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending April 3 / 4

  • 31 March:
  • See below the list of fixtures involving Munster counties for the week ending March 27 /28

  • 31 March:

    See below the list of results involving Munster counties for the week ending March 20 /21.

    See below the list of results involving Munster counties for the week ending March 13 /14.

    See below the list of results involving Munster counties for the week ending March 6 / 7

    See below the list of results involving Munster counties for the week ending February 27 / 28

    See below the list of results involving Munster counties, clubs and schools for the weekend of February 20/21

    See below the list of results involving Munster counties for the weekend of February 13 / 14

    See below the list of results involving Munster counties and schools for the weekend of February 6 / 7.

  • ESB Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final – Cork 2-12 Tipperary 2-9

    Cork defeated Tipperary by 2-12 to 2-9 in the ESB Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday at Semple Stadium Thurles. 

    Rebels forced into major battleCork 2-12 Tipperary 2-9 

    By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper 

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 

    AS EXPECTED, Cork qualified for a July 4 Munster final meeting with old rivals Kerry after this semi-final win over Tipperary in Semple Stadium last night, but they were made to earn it. At half-time, leading by eight points (2-7 to 1-2), it appeared as though a rampant Cork were home and hosed, but a tremendous second-half performance by Tipp saw that lead closed to a very nervy two points on a couple of occasions with just minutes to go.  However, a couple of late points, the first by wing-forward Kevin Hallisey, the second – and final score – by substitute Dan McEoin, was enough to see Cork home against a Tipp team that had been reduced to 14 in the dying minutes, after corner-back Paddy Dalton got a second yellow card.  Cork were the better side overall, no question, but on this evidence they will need to improve if they’re to capture that Munster title. 

    On a perfect evening for football, Cork dominated the first quarter and led by four points courtesy of towering midfielder Damien Cahalane, full-forward Brian Hurley and wings Kevin Hallisey and Alan Cronin, before Tipperary finally got on the board, a pointed free by Billy Hewitt in the 13th minute.  Thereafter, however, it was Cork again on top, and the next 14 minutes was when they did most of their scoring damage. Two goals and a point they managed in that period, Tipp held scoreless, and both majors were from the top drawer, the result of superb teamwork.  The first came in the 14th minute, a fast free by outstanding wing-back Jamie Wall setting things in motion, the ball passing through the hands of wing-forwards Cronin and Hallisey, to the supporting Mark Sugrue, who drilled home a pile-driver.  The second was equally impressive, and again both Cronin and Hallisey were involved, setting up corner-forward Shane Duggan for another superb team goal. 

    Ominously for Cork, however, Tipp too were creating goal-scoring opportunities of their own, two good chances scorned by their inside forwards before Billy Hewitt finally delivered just before the break, leaving those eight points between the teams.  Even seven minutes into the second half there was still no sign of any Tipperary comeback, Cork having extended their lead by a point, 2-9 to 1-3, courtesy of points from Brian Hurley and midfielder John O’Rourke (Cork had eight different scores on the night, six forwards and both midfielders, a fair spread). 

    With dangerman Liam McGrath now on the edge of the square, however, and with their outside men finally beginning to speed up their play, Tipp finally came to life.  A point from corner-forward Liam Boland began the fightback, then a goal from dual star McGrath, on the end of an increasing number of lightning Tipperary team moves – Padraig O’Meara with a quick free, taken on by Paddy Dalton (another dual star) with yet another defender, centre-back Michael O’Sullivan, giving the scoring pass.  With the tempo now increased, Tipp attacking in waves, all Cork could do was to hold them out and gradually the pressure began to tell, three frees conceded in scoreable positions (three for Hewitt, one for Boland), along with a fine long-range point from midfielder Donagh Leahy, leaving Cork reeling.  Two points from Hallisey in the closing minutes, however, steadied the ship, and it was sub McEoin with the final say.  An entertaining game, lots of good football from two fine sides, but as noted above, it will take something extra for Cork to stop Kerry. 

    Scorers for Cork: M Sugrue 1-2; S Duggan 1-1; K Hallisey 0-3; B Hurley 0-2 (2f); D Cahalane, J O’Rourke, A Cronin, D McEoin, 0-1 each. 

    TIPPERARY: B Hewitt 1-4 (3f); L McGrath 1-1; L Boland 0-3 (3f); D Leahy 0-1. 

    CORK: D Hanrahan; D Crowley, M O’Shea, D Lester; T Clancy, J Burns, J Wall; D Cahalane, J O’Rourke; K Hallisey, M Sugrue, A Cronin (capt); K Sheehan, B Hurley, S Duggan.
    Subs: D Murphy for Crowley, 48; S Ryan for O’Shea, 56; D McEoin for Sugrue, 59. Blood sub: D McEoin for Hurley 17/19. 

    TIPPERARY: P Nolan; P Dalton, C O’Sullivan, P O’Meara; B Maher, M O’Sullivan, S Taylor; D Leahy, J O’Callaghan; L McGrath, B Harkin, S Leahy; L Boland, L Treacy, B Hewitt.
    Subs: N O’Meara (O’Sullivan 18); B Walsh (Harkin 50); S Carroll (Treacy 60). 

    Referee: R Hickey (Clare) 


     

    Sugrue and Duggan power Rebels’ cause for sweet revenge 

    From the Irish Independent newspaper 

    Thursday May 13 2010 

    CORK gained revenge for last year’s shock semi-final defeat against Tipperary with victory against the Premier County in Thurles last night.  Cork’s three-point success sent them through to a July 4 decider with ancient rivals Kerry and that will be a first final appearance in this competition since 2007 for the Rebels.  The visitors had to work desperately hard for their win in front of 949 spectators at a chilly Semple Stadium as the home side launched a spirited second-half revival.  Cork led comfortably at half-time by 2-7 to 1-2 and the interval lead could have been 11 points had Billy Hewitt not raised the green flag for Tipp in stoppage time. 

    Eight minutes after the break, Cork were still in complete control and leading by nine points, 2-9 to 1-3, before Tipp gained a firm grip on proceedings. Liam McGrath, cousin of Tipp senior hurler Noel, kick-started the fightback with a well-taken 41st-minute goal at the Killinan End and 10 minutes after trailing by nine points, Tipp hit back to within three.  The Premier County twice got to within two points of Cork but, ultimately, the hosts paid the price for nine poor wides, many of them from very scoreable positions as below-par free-taking proved problematic.  Cork looked good before half-time and surged 0-4 to 0-0 clear before a Hewitt free opened Tipp’s account in the 14th minute. 

    Cork’s response was emphatic, within a minute, as the entire half-forward line combined for Mark Sugrue’s goal before full-forward Shane Duggan added a second in the 28th minute.  Liam Boland’s free on the stroke of half-time was Tipp’s first point for 16 minutes and last year’s beaten Munster finalists finally opened their account from play when Hewitt netted two minutes into stoppage time.  Tipp could have found the net earlier in the half but Cork goalkeeper David Hanrahan did well to block Shane Leahy’s close-range effort. Tipp will look back on this defeat with some regret and Cork will certainly need to improve if they are to trouble champions Kerry in the provincial decider.  But Cork will point to a scoresheet containing eight different names, with five of their six starting forwards, both midfielders and substitute Dan McEoin registering scores. Scorers — Cork: M Sugrue 1-2, S Duggan 1-1, K Hallissey 0-3, B Hurley 0-2f, D Cahalane, J O’Rourke, A Cronin, D McEoin 0-1 each. Tipperary: B Hewitt 1-4 (0-2f), L McGrath 1-1, L Boland 0-3f, D Leahy 0-1.CORK — D Hanrahan; D Crowley, M O’Shea, D Lester; T Clancy, J Burns, J Wall; D Cahalane, J O’Rourke; K Hallissey, M Sugrue, A Cronin; K Sheehan, S Duggan, B Hurley. Subs: D Murphy for Crowley (48), S Ryan for O’Shea (56), D McEoin for Sugrue (59). 

    TIPPERARY — P Nolan; P Dalton, C O’Sullivan, P O’Meara; B Maher, M O’Sullivan, S Taylor; D Leahy, J O’Callaghan; L McGrath, B Harkin, S Leahy; L Boland, L Treacy, B Hewitt. Subs: N O’Meara for C O’Sullivan (18), B Walsh for Harkin (51), TJ Ryan for Treacy (60). 

    Ref — R Hickey (Clare)


    Team News

    TIPPERARY: P Nolan (Clonmel Commericials); P Dalton (Arravale Rovers), C O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers), P O’Meara (Shannon Rovers); B Maher (Kilsheelan/Kilcash), M O’Sullivan (Ardfinnan), S Taylor (Clonmel Commercials); D Leahy (Arravale Rovers), J O’Callaghan (Ballyporeen); L McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), B Harkin (Borrisoleigh), S Leahy (Arravale Rovers); L Boland (Moyle Rovers), L Treacy (Loughmore-Castleiney), B Hewitt (Ardfinnan). 

    CORK: D Hanrahan (Douglas); D Crowley (Clann na nGael), M O’Shea (Glengarriff), D Lester (Bishopstown); T Clancy (Clonakilty), J Burns (St Finbarrs), J Wall (Kilbrittain); D Cahalane (Castlehaven), J O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers); K Hallissey (Éire Óg), M Sugrue (Bandon), A Cronin (Nemo Rangers); K Sheehan (Mallow), S Duggan (Na Piarsaigh), B Hurley (Castlehaven) 

    Match Coverage 

    Follow the game with live updates on the Tipperary GAA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/tipperarygaa) or the Tipperary GAA Twitter page (http://www.facebook.com/tipperarygaa). 

    ESB MUNSTER GAA MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 

    QUARTER FINALS 

    CORK 1-9 CLARE 0-9 

    At Cusack Park, Ennis 

    Cork scorers 

    B.Hurley 1-5 D.MacEoin 0-4 

    Clare scorers 

    A.Malone 0-3: N. Hickey 0-3: P. Collins 0-2: T. Kelly 0-1 

    LIMERICK 3-10 WATERFORD 2-4 

    At Kilmallock 

    Limerick scorers 

    P. O’Donnell 1-2: P. Scanlon 0-5: D. Frewen 1-1: B. Noonan 1-0: S. Reynolds 0-1: J. Lee 0-1 

    Waterford scorers 

    P. White 2-1: E. Walsh 0-1: E. Power 0-1: C. O’Shea 0-1 

    KERRY 1-12 TIPPERARY 2-7 

    At Austin Stack Park, Tralee 

    Kerry scorers 

    M. Reen 1-2: G. O’Grady 0-4: E. O’Connor 0-3: B. Dwyer 0-2: T. Hickey 0-1 

    Tipperary scorers 

    L. Boland 1-3: S. Leahy 1-1: B. Hewitt 0-3 

    Semi Final Play Off (1) 

    Clare 4-10 Waterford 1-6 

    at Cusack Park, Ennis 

    Clare scorers 

    A.Malone 3-1: N. Hickey 1-2: T. Kelly 0-3: P. Collins 0-3: D. Malone 0-1 

    Waterford scorers 

    Eamonn Power 0-3: Emmet Power 1-0: P. Whyte 0-2: R. Sheehan 0-1 

    Semi Final Play Off (2) 

    Tipperary 1-8 Clare 1-3 

    At Semple Stadium, Thurles 

    Tipperary scorers 

    L. Tracey 1-0: B. Hewitt 0-3: D. Leahy 0-2: B. Maher 0-1: L. Boland 0-1: B. Harkin 0-1 

    Clare scorers 

    A.Malone 1-3: 

    Top Scorers to date 

    A.Malone (Clare) 4-7 

    P. White (Waterford) 2-3 

    B. Hurley (Cork) 1-5 

    N. Nickey (Clare) 1-5 

    L. Boland (Tipperary) 1-4 

    B. Hewitt (Tipperary) 0-6 

    P. O’Donnell (Limerick) 1-2 

    M. Reen (Kerry) 1-2 

    P. Scanlon (Limerick) 0-5

    ESB Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-15 Limerick 0-7

    Kerry defeated Limerick by 2-15 to 0-7  in the ESB Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday at Newcastlewest.

    Prolific O’Grady shows Treaty no mercy

    From the Irish Indpendent newspaper

    Thursday May 13 2010

    Kerry proved far too strong for Limerick at Newcastle West last night. They showed that they will be a side to be reckoned this year and in Gavin O’Grady they possess a prolific scorer from play and from frees. He finished with 1-6 to his credit, five of the points coming from frees. The Kingdom will surely face stronger opposition than on this occasion as Limerick were very disappointing and the gulf in standard in the province was clear.

    The game was only 25 seconds under way when O’Grady had Kerry’s first point. Danny Frewen levelled for Limerick before O’Grady hit another Kerry point. It was level again after 12 minutes when midfielder Padraig Scanlon pointed a Limerick free. But that was as good as it got for the losers, who were outplayed for the remainder of a half that had five minutes of stoppage-time. O’Grady had his third point and others followed from Eanna O’Connor, Garry O’Leary, Thomas Hickey (two) and just on half-time Kerry struck for a goal that killed off the Limerick challenge.

    A fine movement out of defence ended with Shaun Keane giving John Greaney in the Limerick goal no chance to make it 1-8 to 0-2 at the break, with Limerick only managing only a single point from play during the half. Showing no mercy, Kerry picked up where they left off with O’Grady putting over two frees. Then O’Connor scored two from play before O’Grady got a second goal for the Kingdom who ran out the easiest of winners.

    Scorers — Kerry: G O’Grady, 1-6, (0-5f), E O’Connor 0-4, S Keane 1-0, G O’Leary, T Hickey, 0-2 each, M Reen 0-1. Limerick: P Scanlon 0-4 (0-3f), D Frewen 0-2, S O’Donnell 0-1 (0-1f).

    Kerry — P McCarthy; P Kilkenny, D Culhane, F McNamara; J Walsh, L Bastible, J Hickson; D Somers, G Durrant; M Reen, T Hickey, G O’Leary; G O’Grady, S Keane, E O’Connor. Subs: A Thompson for Walsh (40), C O’Leary for Hickson (50), B O’Dwyer for Somers (65), T Moriarty for Hickey (65), T Morley for O’Leary (65).

    Limerick — J Greaney; S Reynolds, S O’Connor, B McCarthy; M O’Leary, J O’Meara, B O’Doherty; I Corbett, P Scanlon; B Noonan, M Brosnahan, P O’Donnell; J Lee, L Quinn, D Frewen. Subs: D Treacy for O’Donnell (27), K Brosnan for O’Doherty, G O’Connor for Brosnahan (both h-t), S O’Donnell for Scanlon (65).

    Ref — C Lane (Cork)

    Team News

    The Kerry Minor Team to play Limerick in Newcastlewest on Wednesday 12th May  at 7pm is as follows:

    1 Padraic McCarthy Rathmore 2 Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh/Glencar 3 David Culhane Ballylongford 4 Fearghal McNamara Austin Stacks 5 James Walsh Knocknagoshel (Captain)  6 Laurence Bastible John Mitchels 7 Jason Hickson Annascaul 8 Damien Somers St Senans 9 George Durrant Dingle 10 Mark Reen Rathmore 11 Thomas Hickey Desmonds 12 Gary O’Leary Kilcummin 13 Gavin O’ Grady Glenbeigh/Glencar 14 Shaun Keane Legion 15 Eanna O’Connor St Michaels Foilmore
    Substitutes: 16 Damien Horgan St.Marys Caherciveen 17 Barry Dwyer Waterville  18 Andrew Thompson Kerins O’Rahillys 19 Tadhg Morley Templenoe 20 Chris O’ Leary Kilcummin 21 Padráig Boyle Ballyduff 22 Tom Moriarty  Legion 23 Conor Cox Listowel Emmets 24 Daniel Daly St.Marys Caherciveen

    Bainisteoir : Pat O’Driscoll Ardfert.

    Roghnóirí: John Shanahan, Willie Maher, Padraig Corkery and Michael Moynihan

    LIMERICK: J Greaney (St Kierans); S Reynolds (Adare), S O’Connor (Fr Caseys), B McCarthy (St Kierans); M O’Leary (Newcastlewest), J O’Meara (Ballysteen), B O’Doherty (Newcastlewest); I Corbett (Newcastlewest), P Scanlon (Glin); B Noonan (Drom/Broadford), M Brosnahan (Drom/Broadford), P O’Donnell (Galbally); J Lee (Newcastlewest), D Treacy (St Kierans), D Frewen (Ballylanders)

    ESB MUNSTER GAA MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2010

    QUARTER FINALS

    CORK 1-9 CLARE 0-9

    At Cusack Park, Ennis

    Cork scorers

    B.Hurley 1-5 D.MacEoin 0-4

    Clare scorers

    A.Malone 0-3: N. Hickey 0-3: P. Collins 0-2: T. Kelly 0-1

    LIMERICK 3-10 WATERFORD 2-4

    At Kilmallock

    Limerick scorers

    P. O’Donnell 1-2: P. Scanlon 0-5: D. Frewen 1-1: B. Noonan 1-0: S. Reynolds 0-1: J. Lee 0-1

    Waterford scorers

    P. White 2-1: E. Walsh 0-1: E. Power 0-1: C. O’Shea 0-1

    KERRY 1-12 TIPPERARY 2-7

    At Austin Stack Park, Tralee

    Kerry scorers

    M. Reen 1-2: G. O’Grady 0-4: E. O’Connor 0-3: B. Dwyer 0-2: T. Hickey 0-1

    Tipperary scorers

    L. Boland 1-3: S. Leahy 1-1: B. Hewitt 0-3

    Semi Final Play Off (1)

    Clare 4-10 Waterford 1-6

    at Cusack Park, Ennis

    Clare scorers

    A.Malone 3-1: N. Hickey 1-2: T. Kelly 0-3: P. Collins 0-3: D. Malone 0-1

    Waterford scorers

    Eamonn Power 0-3: Emmet Power 1-0: P. Whyte 0-2: R. Sheehan 0-1

    Semi Final Play Off (2)

    Tipperary 1-8 Clare 1-3

    At Semple Stadium, Thurles

    Tipperary scorers

    L. Tracey 1-0: B. Hewitt 0-3: D. Leahy 0-2: B. Maher 0-1: L. Boland 0-1: B. Harkin 0-1

    Clare scorers

    A.Malone 1-3:

    Top Scorers to date

    A.Malone (Clare) 4-7

    P. White (Waterford) 2-3

    B. Hurley (Cork) 1-5

    N. Nickey (Clare) 1-5

    L. Boland (Tipperary) 1-4

    B. Hewitt (Tipperary) 0-6

    P. O’Donnell (Limerick) 1-2

    M. Reen (Kerry) 1-2

    P. Scanlon (Limerick) 0-5

    Munster Under 18 Camogie Final – Clare 0-13 Cork 1-8

    Clare defeated Cork by 0-13 to 1-8 in the Munster Under 18 Camogie Final on Sunday in Sixmilebridge.

    Playing Rule Changes 2010

    Summary of Playing Rule Changes 2010

    The GAA Congress 2010 passed a number of playing rule changes relevant to football and hurling which will come into effect in all games played on or after May 15th 2010. In total there are six changes specific to football only and three specific to hurling, while a further six changes affect both codes, A summary of the changes is as follows:

    Football Only

    1. Handpass – If a player handpasses the ball using the open hand, there must be a definite underhand striking action.

    2. Penalty Kicks – All penalty kicks will now be taken from 11 metres out

    3. Kick Outs – All kick outs will now be from the 13 metre line

    4. Sideline kicks – Line balls must be kicked from outside the boundary line

    5. Illegal Charge – It is illegal for a charge to be made on a player kicking the ball.

    6. Definition of bounce – The redefinition of the bounce has the effect that the “Basketball Type”, bounce, per se, is not a foul.

    Hurling only

    1. Puck Outs – The penalty for taking a puck-out from outside the small rectangle is changed from the award of a 65m free to the opposition to a throw in the ball on the defenders’ 20m line.

    2. Handpass – The ball must be released and struck with a definite striking action of the hand

    3. Penalties – Both attackers and defenders must remain outside the 20m line and the arc until the ball is struck from a penalty and the three defenders on the line must not move off the line until the ball is struck.

    Both Hurling and Football

    1. Restarting Play – If play is stopped by the referee to enable a seriously injured player to be treated, play will now resume with a free to the team that had possession. However it will not be permitted to score from such a free (if neither team is “in possession”, play shall re-start with a throw in)

    2. Throw ins – when the play is being restarted by a throw-in, this must take place a minimum of 13 metres from the sideline

    3. Advantage – A referee will now signal that advantage is being played by raising his arm

    4. Extra Time – Extra time consists of 10 minutes per half only. The provision for two additional periods of 5 minutes per half has been removed

    5. Boundary Lines – The penalty for a player deliberately going outside the boundary lines of the pitch to gain an advantage has changed from a caution to a free.

    6. Charge – A charge is now defined as “shoulder to shoulder” rather than “side to side”

    Playing Rules Motions Passed at Congress – Detail for Referees/Players/Officials

    Both Hurling and Football

    1. Rule 3.4 (d), Rules of Specification: “Extra Time (when played) shall consist of two periods of ten minutes each way.”

    Change: In 2009 the Rule stated that when teams were still level after the designated extra time, two further periods of five minutes each way were to be played. The additional period of extra time is now eliminated.

    2. Rule 2.2 additional exception: “When play is restarted by throwing in the ball after a foul(s) within 13m of the sideline, the throw in shall be given 13m from the sideline directly infield from the foul(s) occurred.”

    Rule 2.8 (H) 2.9 (F): “If opposing players play the ball simultaneously over the sideline, or if the Officials are not sure which team played the ball last, the Referee, facing the players, shall throw in the ball between one player from each team 13m in from the sideline.”

    Change: Throw in’s do not take place within 13m of the sideline. Linesman throws-in in the case of a lineball.

    3. Amend 4.32 (H) 4.35 (F): “To deliberately go outside the boundary lines to gain an advantage except as permitted by Rule 1.10 (H), 1.9 (F).”

    Penalty: Free kick/puck from where the Foul occurred.

    Change: Previously the penalty for this foul was to caution the offender – it is now to award a free kick/puck against him.

    4. Addition to Rules 4.34 and 5.36 (H) and 4.37 and 5.30 (F): The referee “shall signal that advantage is being played by raising his extended arm upright.

    Change: The only change to the “advantage rule” is the signal to be now given by the referee.

    5. Amend Rule 1.9 The Play (H) 1.7 (F): Delete the words “side to side” and replace with the words “shoulder to shoulder”.

    Change: A legal charge may only be made “shoulder to shoulder”.

    6. Rule 2 – Set Play – Hurling

    A New Section numbered as 2.9 (with existing 2.9 becoming 2.10 and reads:

    “2.9 – If in exceptional circumstances play is stopped by the Referee to enable a seriously injured player to be treated on the field or removed from the field of play, play shall resume in one of the following manners:-

    (i) If a Team is in possession when the play is stopped, the play shall resume with a free puck to that Team from the position at which the play was stopped, unless the play was stopped inside the opponents 20m line in which case the free shall be awarded from the 20m line opposite the point where the play was stopped. A score may not be made directly from such free.

    (ii) If neither Team is in possession when the play is stopped, a throw-in shall be made from the position where the play was stopped, subject to the provisions in Exceptions (v) and (vi) of Rule 2.2.

    Rule 2 – Set Play – Football

    A New Section numbered as 2.10 (with existing 2.10 becoming 2.11) reads:

    “2.10 – If in exceptional circumstances play is stopped by the Referee to enable a seriously injured player to be treated on the field or removed from the field of play, play shall resume in one of the following manners:-

    (iii) If a Team is in possession when the play is stopped, the play shall resume with a free kick to that Team from the position at which the play was stopped, unless the play was stopped inside the opponents 13m line in which case the free shall be awarded from the 13m line opposite the point where the play was stopped. A score may not be made directly from such free.

    (iv) If neither Team is in possession when the play is stopped, a throw-in shall be made from the position where the play was stopped, subject to the provisions in Exceptions (v) and (vi) of Rule 2.2.

    Penalty (in both Codes) – for “scoring” from such a free

    (i) Cancel free kick/puck

    (ii) Throw-in ball where the foul occurred, except as provided for under Exception (v)* of Rule 2.2

    * (The New Section (v) re throw-ins being made 13m infield is referred to above).

    Change: (i) Previously play would have re-started with a throw in, now a free kick/puck for the team in possession.

    (ii) When neither team is “in possession”, play shall re-start with a throw in.

    (iii) If the free kick/puck results directly in a score then the score shall be disallowed and play restarted by a thrown in at the place from where the free kick/puck was taken.

    Football

    1. Rule 1.7 (b) The Play amend to read: “Who is playing the ball other than when kicking it.”

    Change: It is illegal for a charge, otherwise to be considered fair, to be made on a player kicking the ball.

    2. Rule 1.4 (e) the Rules of Football amended to read: “played away with (a) the fist (b) the open hand(s) provided it involves a definite underhand striking action.”

    “7 Handpass (Definition)

    Football

    When in possession, the ball may be played away with

    (i) the fist

    or

    (ii) an open hand – in which instance there shall be a definite underhand striking action.

    The striking hand shall not be in contact with the ball before delivering the strike.

    When both hands are involved, the ball may be struck off a holding hand by the other hand or released from the holding hand and struck with the other hand.

    When one hand is involved, the ball may be released from the holding hand and struck with the same hand.

    The releasing of the ball, when used, is considered an integral part of the fisted/open Handpass.

    Change: A player may execute a pass using the hand by either:

    (a) The fist

    (b) Open hand provided it is struck underhand

    In either case there must be a definite striking action, with the striking hand not being in contact with ball before delivering the strike.

    3. Rule 2.3 Set Play: “A penalty kick shall be taken from the ground from a point 11m from the centre of the goal line.”

    Change: The penalty is moved two metres closer to the goal, now 11m rather than 13m.

    All other players, with the exception of the player taking the kick, shall be outside the 20m line and the arc, be at least 13m from the ball, and shall not cross the 20m line or the arc until the ball has been kicked. The goalkeeper may move along the line, but may not advance from the goal-line until the ball has been kicked.

    4. Rule 2.7 (a) and (b) amended and incorporated into one rule: “All kick outs shall be taken from the 13m line in front of the scoring space. All players except the goalkeeper and the player taking the kick out (if other than the goalkeeper) shall be outside the 20m line. All other players shall be 13m from the ball until it has been kicked.”

    Change: All kick outs 13 m line. Everything other rule relating to the kick out is unchanged.

    5. Definition of bounce: “For a player who has caught the ball to play the ball against the ground with his hands and to catch it on return to his hands.”

    Change: This redefinition of the bounce has the effect that the “Basketball Type”, bounce, per se, is not a foul.

    A “double bounce” is not effected until the ball is “caught” on completion of the second bounce.

    6. Rule 2.9 Set Play relating to the line ball: “……. a free kick from the hand shall be awarded to the opposing team from outside the boundary line from the place where the ball crossed the side-line.”

    Change: Line Ball must be kicked from outside the boundary line:

    (i) Linesman may notify the referee of a breach of the rule by raising his flag.

    (ii) Penalty for breach of this rule is: (a) Cancel sideline kick and (b) Throw in the ball 13m in from the sideline.

    Hurling

    1. Handpass definition: “The ball must be released and struck with a definite striking action of the hand.”

    Change: A player is in breach of the rule if there is not a definite striking action.

    2. Rule 4.15 – the penalty relating to taking the puck out from outside the small rectangle: “(i) Cancel the puckout and (ii) Throw in the ball on the defenders’ 20m line in front of the scoring space.”

    Change: The penalty for taking a puck-out from outside the small rectangle is changed from the award of a 65m free to the opposition to:

    (i) Cancel the puckout and

    (ii) Throw in the ball on the defenders’ 20m line.

    3. Rule 4.16 (a) and (b) amend the rule to: “….before the ball is struck……”

    Change: This change in wording essentially clears up a potential anomaly. As a result of this change both attackers and defenders must remain outside the 20m line and the arc until the ball is struck from a penalty and the three defenders on the line must not move off the line until the ball is struck.

    Implementation Date: All Playing Rules become operative one month from Congress, i.e Games played on Saturday, May 15th will use the “new” rules.

    Munster Senior Camogie Final – Tipperary 2-14 Clare 3-7

    Grogan stars as Tipp hold nerve to claim glory

    From the Irish Independent newspaper

    Monday May 10 2010

    TIPPERARY claimed their first title since 2004 as 2-7 from Claire Grogan helped them past Clare at Toomevara on Saturday night. Despite being the better side for the majority of the game, Tipp almost contrived to let this game slip through their fingers and allow Clare a first victory since 1946. As the game moved into injury-time, Tipp led by 2-12 to 1-7, but goals from Fiona Lafferty and Shonagh Enright cut the lead to just two points before Tipp regained their composure.

    Frees from Clare’s Deirdre Murphy bookended a first half where Tipp scored 1-7, Grogan with the goal in the 17th minute after good work by Cora Hennessy. When Murphy had a penalty saved early in the second period, it looked as if Tipp would win easily but, to their credit, Clare had the deficit down to four points by the 47th minute trailing 1-10 to 1-6, Ruth Kaiser with the goal. Grogan’s second goal seemed to signal the end of Clare’s hopes, but their late show almost reaped dividends.

    Scorers — Tipperary: C Grogan 2-7 (0-4f, 0-1 ’45), C Hennessy 0-3, M Lutrell 0-2, J Horan, C Devane 0-1 each. Clare: D Murphy 0-5 (0-3f), F Lafferty, S Enright 1-1 each, R Kaiser 1-0.

    TIPPERARY — R Kennelly; G Stapleton, S Ryan, J Kirwan; M Ryan, S Larkin, J McGrath; J Horan, M Shortt; C Hennessy, M Lutrell, N Flannagan; C Devane, C Grogan, N Walsh. Subs: M Kirwan for M Ryan, M Tynan for McGrath (both 60).

    CLARE — S Vaughan; A Hannon, S Lafferty, C Kaiser; E Considine, K Lynch, A O’Shea; F Lafferty, K McLean; R McMahon, S McMahon, D Murphy; M Scanlon, N Murphy, D Sheedy. Subs: R Kaiser for S Lafferty (15), N Carroll for McLean (22), S Enright for Scanlon (h-t), AM McMahon for Sheedy (39), S Sherlock for Murphy (54).

    Ref — P Whelan (Waterford)

    Christy Ring Cup SHC – Kerry 0-27 Down 1-19

    Kerry defeated Down by 0-27 to 1-19 in the Christy Ring Cup Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday at Newry.

    Team News

    Kerry Team V Down for Christy Ring Cup

    1. Bernard Rochford ,Killeagh, Cork,2. Colin Harris, Captain Kilmoyley 3. Aidan Healy Abbeydorney 4.John Fitzgerald Causeway 5.James Godley Kilmoyley 6. Liam Boyle Ballyduff 7. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley 8. Eoin Sheehy Kilmoyley 9. John Griffin Lixnaw 10. John Egan Ardfert 11. Michael Boyle Ballyduff 12. Darragh O Connell Abbeydorney 13. Sean Young Kilmoyley 14. Mike Conway Lixnaw 15. Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills

    Substitutes are : John Brendan O’Halloran Kilmoyley, Brian O Leary Abbeydorney, Andrew Keane Crotta O’Neills Gary O’Brien Ballyduff ,James Flaherty Lixnaw ,John Mike Dooley Causeway ,Niall Young Kilmoyley Ronan Kenny Ballyheigue, Colm Harty Causeway, Shane Brick Kilmoyley David Fitzelle, Kilmoyley ,Nicky Leen ,Ballyduff, Richard Nolan ,Crotta O’Neills Padraigh Monson, Causeway, Sean Maunsell Kilmoyley, Darren Twomey Crotta O’Neills, Turlough Bonnar Cashel King Cormacs, Tipperary Andy McCarthy, Kilmoyley, Jason Casey,Ballyheigue,James McCarthy Kilmoyley

    Munster Intermediate Camogie Final – Limerick 4-18 Tipperary 1-5

    Limerick defeated Tipperary by 4-18 to 1-5 in the Munster Intermediate Camogie Final on Friday at the Tipperary Camogie Grounds The Ragg.

    2010 Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional Hurling Blitzes

    Munster Under 16 “A” Inter-Divisional Hurling Blitzes

    Cup Final – Mid Tipperary 2-11 Avondhu 0-05

    Plate Final  – Imokilly 3-11 North Tipperary 4-07

    Semi-Finals

    Mid Tipperary 1-11 North Tipperary 2-6

    Avondhu 1-15 Imokilly 2-3

    Munster Under 16 “B” Inter-Divisional Hurling Blitzes

    Cup Final – West Tipperary 3-9 Carrigdonn 2-5

    Plate Final – Carberry 3-10 Muskerry 2-9

    Semi-Finals

    Carrigdonn 2-10 Carberry 1-09

    West Tipperary 3-9 Muskerry 0-06