GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor B Championship Final – Kerry 4-17 Roscommon 1-7

Kerry defeated Roscommon by 4-17 to 1-7 in the GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor B Championship Final on Saturday at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


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Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final – Dublin 3-12 Kerry 1-10

Impressive Dubs into minor final

Report from the web site

Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final: Dublin 3-12 Kerry 1-10

Dublin will play Meath in the All-Ireland minor football final on September 23 after a comprehensive victory over Kerry in the semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday. Dessie Farrell’s side were in the lead for the entire game, led by seven at the break and won by eight in the end, although there were stages in the second half when Kerry were well in the game. They got to within two points of the Dublin lead with around 10 minutes to go, and had a superb goal chance around this period, with only a brilliant last-ditch block from Dublin full-back David Byrne denying Kerry what would have been a potentially decisive goal.

But Dublin came through the storm and produced a powerful final few minutes, with a goal from David Campbell complimenting three unanswered points to wrap up an eight-point win. Dublin deservedly led by seven points at the break, with two first-half goals cementing that advantage. They started the game brilliantly, and had 1-4 on the board within a few minutes, Niall Scully, the brilliant Cormac Costello and Shane Carthy clipping over early points, with Costello and Scully in superb early form. The first goal came when Conor McHugh pounced on a breaking ball close to goal and kept his cool to slot past Gavin Ó Curráin in the Kerry goal.

Kerry managed to pick themselves up from the early Dublin blows, and points from Jack Savage, Conor Keane and Niall Sheehy reduced to gap to four with ten minutes gone. Dublin held firm during this Kerry revival though, and after a lengthy scoreless period, they moved well clear again, with a sensational goal from Costello lighting up Croke Park. The corner forward won possession way out on the right hand wing, close to the 45 metre line. He raced into the corner, and made for goal, shaking off his man in the process. He then danced around two challenges before rifling in a brilliant shot to the left hand corner. It was as good a goal as the stadium has seen all year.

That made it 2-5 to 0-3, and although Kerry kicked a couple of points before the whistle, Dublin were firmly in control going in at the break. Kerry had cut the lead to four points 10 minutes after the restart though, thanks to a very-well taken goal from Cillian Fitzgerald. The three-pointer came about after a wave of Kerry attackers descended on the Dublin goal, with Fitzgerald the one who eventually was given the task of lashing home, which he did superbly well.

That made it 2-8 to 1-7, and the sides traded scores for a while, with Dublin developing a knack of responding to Kerry scores with vital scores of their own. However, a couple of frees from Kerry’s Jack Savage had the Kingdom within two points with plenty of time left for them to come back, but it was then that Dublin kicked on and powered into the final. They kicked 1-3 without reply in the final stages, with Costello remaining their most lethal outlet in attack, alongside the gifted McHugh. McHugh kicked a crucial score to put four in it with time running out, and then Campbell palmed home into an open goal with just a few minutes left on the clock to wrap up the win.

Scorers for Dublin: C Costello 1-3 (1f), C McHugh 1-2 (1f), D Campbell 1-0, N Scully 0-2, S Carthy 0-2 (1 45′), M MacDonncha 0-1, G Burke 0-1, S Cunningham 0-1

Scorers for Kerry: C Fitzgerald 1-0, J Savage 0-3 (3f), C Keane 0-2, N Sheehy 0-2 (1f), D Daly 0-1, D Foran 0-1, R Murphy 0-1

Dublin: L Molloy; E Mullen, D Byrne, R McGowan; E Lowndes, C Mulally, M Mac Donncha; S Cunningham, S Carthy; N Walsh, N Scully, G Burke; C Costello, C McHugh, R Gaughan.

Subs: S Cunningham for R Gaughan (44), D Gormley for N Walsh (48), D Campbell for N Scully (54), M Deegan for G Burke (59).

Kerry: G Ó Curráin; C Ó Lúing, G Crowley, P O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; K Murphy, J Barry; D Foran, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; É Ó Conchúir, N Sheehy, C Keane.

Subs: D Daly for É Ó Conchúir (27), S Moloney for N Sheehy (48), G O’Sullivan for K Murphy (50), G O’Shea for D Foran (58), E Doyle for J Barry (59)

Team News

The Kerry Minor team and substitutes for The All Ireland Semi Final V Dublin has been announced:

Kerry V Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday 2nd September at 1.30pm 2012.

1 Gavin Curran (Daingean Uí Chúis) 2 Cathal Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht). 3 Gavin Crowley (Templenoe) 4. Patrick O’Connor (Daingean Uí Chúis) 5. Brian Crowley (Templenoe) 6.Ronan Murphy (Beaufort) 7. Greg Horan (Austin Stacks) 8 Kieran Murphy (Kilcummin) 9. Jack Barry (Na Gaeil) 10 David Foran (St. Senan’s) 11 Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahilly’s) 12 Cillian Fitzgerald (Churchill) 13 . Éanna Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht) Captain 14 Niall Sheehy (John Mitchel’s) 15. Conor Keane (Killarney Legion)

The Substitutes are as follows: – 16. Stephen Cahillane (Keel) 17. Gary O’Sullivan (Listry) 18. Darragh Carmody (Na Gaeil) 19. Shane O’Connor (John Mitchel’s) 20. Gavin O’Shea (Dr Crokes) 21. Evan Doyle (Ballyduff) 22. Denis Daly ( St .Mary’s) 23. Sean Moloney (John Mitchel’s) 24. Adam Barry (Brosna) Bainisteóir: Mickey Ned O’Sullivan(Kenmare)

Selectors : John O’ Keeffe (Austin Stacks) and Peter Keane (St. Mary’s)

Physical Trainer: Ross Corbett,

Coach: Peter O Brien

All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary 3-13 Kilkenny 1-17

Heffernan helps Tipp restore some pride

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper


THIS was more like what you would expect from Tipperary and Kilkenny. Following the senior mismatch between the two counties a fortnight ago came an Intermediate All-Ireland hurling final that went to the wire at Semple Stadium last night. The result was in doubt until James Owens blew his final whistle to signal a first crown since 2000. For Kilkenny, this was a second successive final defeat but they could argue that Tipp held the pre-match aces, in a position to choose from senior club players in the county while Kilkenny plucked from junior and intermediate clubs.

The half-time score seemed to back up that assertion as Tipp led by 3-9 to 0-6. But Kilkenny, who spent little time in the dressing room at half time, won the second half by 1-11 to 0-4. The Noresiders rattled Tipp with 1-7 without reply and with nine minutes remaining, just one point separated the teams. There was further drama to come as Kilkenny were awarded a 53rd minute penalty. Kilkenny’s leading scorer Rory Hickey stepped forward and saw his blistering drive blocked by goalkeeper James Logue. In stoppage time, Logue would also divert a rising Hickey free from the 20m line over the bar. There was just one blot on Logue’s copybook over the course of an impressive hour, when Kilkenny sub Geoff Brennan’s speculative delivery went all the way to the Tipperary net in the 42nd minute. It was a goal that gave Kilkenny real hope and they went desperately close to one of the great comebacks.

Ultimately, this was about restoring some pride from a Tipperary perspective. And in the first half, the hosts set about their task with real gusto in front of 3,022 spectators. Tipp’s full-forward line of Kieran Morris, Mikey Heffernan and David Butler thrived on a regular supply of ball and all three had registered 1-2 each by half time. But there were no obvious signs that Tipp, who scored 3-12 from play in total, would establish such a big interval lead as Kilkenny led by 0-4 to 0-2 with nine minutes on the clock.

But they wouldn’t score again for the next 13 minutes and in that time, Tipp opened up with a devastating scoring burst. Heffernan’s goal in the ninth minute was a sweet one-handed strike at the Town End and when Butler netted nine minutes later, wind-assisted Tipp were in complete control. Their third followed in the 25th minute, finished by Morris. Kilkenny rarely threatened the Tipperary goal but they had a couple of chances in first half stoppage time as Ger Aylward saw his shot stopped by Logue, before the goalkeeper did well to keep out Hickey’s blistering 20m free. Logue would also emerge as a central figure in the second half as Tipp hung on for a morale-boosting win.

Scorers — Tipperary: M Heffernan 1-4, K Morris 1-3 (0-1f), D Butler 1-2, M Gleeson, P White, S Carey, P O’Dwyer 0-1 each. Kilkenny: R Hickey 0-8 (4f, 2 65s), G Brennan 1-0, K Kelly 0-3, N Walsh 0-2, B Kennedy, L Harney, J Lyng, JJ Farrell 0-1 each.

Tipperary: J Logue; C Coughlan, K O’Gorman, G Walsh; J Barry, E Connolly, R Sherlock; M Gleeson, P White; S Carey, D O’Brien, J Gallagher; K Morris, M Heffernan, D Butler. Subs: R Ruth for Butler (38), E Sweeney for Gallagher (47), C Dillon for O’Brien (56), P O’Dwyer for White (56).

Kilkenny: R O’Neill; M Phelan, A Walsh, J Corcoran; B Kennedy, B Beckett, L Harney; J Lyng, P Murphy; N Walsh, R Hickey, K Kelly; R Walsh, JJ Farrell, G Aylward. Subs: P Hartley for Murphy (19), M Malone for R Walsh (28), G Brennan for A Walsh (30+1), C Kenny for Farrell (60).

Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

Team News

The Tipperary Intermediate Hurling team to play Kilkenny in the All Ireland final at Semple Stadium on Saturday September 1st at 6pm is unchanged from the team which started against Clare in the Munster final. The team is:

1. James Logue (Ballingarry)
2. Gerry Walsh (Carrick Swan)
3. Kevin O’Gorman (Thurles Sarsfields)
4. Christy Coughlan (Templederry Kenyons)
5. James Barry (Upperchurch Drombane)
6. Eddie Connolly (Loughmore Castleiney) CAPT
7. Ronan Sherlock (Silvermines)
8. Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields)
9. Paudie White (Clonoulty Rossmore)
10. Seán Carey (Moyle Rovers)
11. Damien O’Brien (Burgess)
12. Joe Gallagher (Kildangan)
13. Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris)
14. Michael Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)
15. David Butler (Drom and Inch)

KILKENNY IH: 1. Richie O’Neill (Kilmacow); 2. Mark Phelan (Glenmore), 3. Alan Walsh (Mooncoin), 4. Jason Corcoran (John Lockes); 5. Brian Kennedy (St. Lachtains), 6. Bill Beckett (St. Lachtains), 7. Luke Harney (Kilmacow); 8. Joe Lyng (Rower Inistioge), 9. Paul Murphy (Blacks & Whites); 10. Niall Walsh (Slieverue), 11. Rory Hickey (Lisdowney), 12. Kevin Kelly (St. Patrick’s); 13. Robbie Walsh (Danesfort), 14. John Joe Farrell (Thomastown), 15. Ger Aylward (Glenmore).

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC Semi-Final – Kerry 1-13 Galway 1-7

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC semi-final



KERRY are through to a first TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final since 1993 following Saturday’s six-point victory over Connacht champions Galway. The Kingdom, beaten at this stage of the competition in 2010 and 2011, finally smashed their semi-final hoodoo to set up a final showdown with holders Cork or League champions Monaghan on September 30. William O’Sullivan’s Kerry breezed into the showpiece decider as they ruthlessly disposed of Galway at St Brendan’s Park, Birr.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh and Sarah Houlihan were in free-scoring form for the winners as they shared ten points between them. The opening half was score for score with Kerry opening proceedings thanks to Lorraine Scanlon before late inclusion Gillian O’Connor hit Galway’s reply. Beaten Munster finalists Kerry were defending and attacking in numbers, and Deirdre Corridan gave them the edge once more before Lorna Joyce replied for Galway, just after Edel Concannon missed a gilt-edged goal chance for Gabriel Naughton’s side.

Kerry ace Ní Mhuircheartaigh opened her account from a free to make it 0-3 to 0-2, but once again Galway hit back within minutes as Concannon, scorer of 1-7 against Clare in the quarter-final, fired over a free. Ní Mhuircheartaigh was causing Galway all sorts of problems and gave Kerry the edge again before Concannon notched another free and by this stage, Kerry had registered five wides from scoreable positions. Ní Mhuircheartaigh then ensured a more impressive Kerry led by 0-5 to 0-4 at the break and the second half onslaught would book their berth in the decider.

However, it was Galway who got off to a dream start after the break when Annette Clarke fed Sinead Burke, who was moved into attack, and she squared for Concannon to make amends for her first half miss. For the first time Galway were in the lead, but Kerry hit back with a whopping 1-6 without reply to stun Galway who had no answer to their driving style of attack. Sarah Houlihan pelted over two frees and Ní Mhuircheartaigh followed suit, before Kingdom substitute Patrice Dennehy saw a rasping effort hit the post.

But midway through the half, Kerry netted when a long Bernie Breen ball saw her fellow midfielder Lorraine Scanlon at hand to deflect it in, with the new rules allowing the goal to stand. Two more frees from Houlihan put Kerry 1-11 to 1-4 in front before Galway finally got their first point of the half from Tracey Leonard’s free. Shortly before, Concannon had driven an effort goal bound but it was well blocked by Kerry’s Allstar goalkeeper Edel Murphy. Caroline Kelly and Houlihan completed Kerry’s scoring before Sinead Burke and a Becky Walsh free were all the Connacht champions could muster in their first All-Ireland semi-final since 2005.

Galway scorers: E Concannon 1-2 (0-2f), L Joyce, S Burke, B Walsh, T Leonard and G O’Connor 0-1 each.

Kerry scorers: S Houlihan 0-5 (2f) L Ní Mhuircheartaigh 0-5 (2f), L Scanlon 1-1, C Kelly and D Corridan 0-1 each

Galway: L Higgins; M Coyne, S Conneally, R McPhilbin; B Hannon (B Walsh 51mins), E Flaherty, S Burke; E Curley, A Daly; G Conneally, L Joyce, C Hehir (T Leonard 51mins); G O’Connor (D Brennan 31mins), A Clarke (N Duggan 57mins), E Concannon (E Gannon 51mins).

Kerry: E Murphy; C Lynch, A Leonard, A Lyons; J Brosnan, A Desmond, C Kelly; L Scanlon, B Breen; S Houlihan, E Sherwood, L Galvin (M Quirke 54mins); M O’Connell (P Dennehy 51mins), D Corridan, L Ni Mhuircheartaigh