Allianz Football League Division 4 – Tipperary 1-13 Clare 0-10

Tipperary too powerful for Clare

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

Tipperary proved too strong for Clare on Saturday at Cusack Park in Ennis when they had a merited six point win, to collect their second brace of Allianz Football League Division 4 league points, after four outings. The visitors were dominant throughout and after the whistle Tipp manager Peter Creedon, said, “we were solid and on the day we’ll take a win but I suppose on the day we should have been more comfortable in many respects. But we are happy enough that the guys applied themselves and next week now, six or seven day turnover we’ll look forward to taking on Limerick. ” The home-side trailed by 0-9 to 0-5 at the break with the Premier county enjoying the advantage of a strong wing in the opening half. Hugh Coghlan found the Clare net in the 60th minute while the game ended with fourteen apiece after Clare’s Enda Coughlan and Tipperary’s Alan Maloney were red-carded close to the end.


Tipperary:B Grogan (0-8) 5 f’s, 2 ‘45’s, A Maloney (0-4) 1 f, H Coghlan (1-0), P Acheson (0-1).

Clare: D Tubridy (0-3) 2 f’s, S McGrath (0-2), G Brennan (0-2), A Clohessy, E Coughlan, C O’Connor (0-1).

Tipperary:P Fitzgerald, J Coghlan, P Codd (Capt.), C McDonald, B Fox, R Kiely, D Leahy, G Hannigan, B Jones, P Acheson, H Coghlan, A Matassa, A Maloney, B Grogan, C Sweeney.

Subs: M Quinlivan for Jones (half-time), D Lowry for Matassa (54), D Lynch for Fox (62), L Egan for H Coghlan (64), J O’Callaghan for Kiely (69).

Clare:J Hayes, M McMahon, S McNeilis, E Coughlan, D Callinan, G Kelly, S Haugh, G Brennan (Capt.), C O’Connor, A Clohessy, S McGrath, C Dunning, M McCarthy, R Donnelly, D Tubridy.

Subs: P McMahon for Dunning (46), S Ryan for Haugh (46), G Quinlan for Donnelly (57).

Referee: D Maher (Westmeath)

Team News

The Tipperary senior football team to play Clare in the Allianz Football League Division 4 game against Clare on Saturday is:

1. Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard)

2. John Coghlan (Moyne Templetuohy)

3. Paddy Codd (Killenaule) Captain

4. Ciaran McDonald (Aherlow)

5. Brian Fox (Eire Og Annacarty)

6. Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers)

7. Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

8. George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers)

9. Brian Jones (Arravale Rovers)

10. Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)

11. Hugh Coghlan (Portlaoise, Laois)

12. Aldo Matassa (Clonmel Commercials)

13. Alan Maloney (Rockwell Rovers)

14. Barry Grogan (Aherlow)

15. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)


Allianz Football League Division 4 – London 0-14 Waterford 1-10

London defeated Waterford by 0-14 to 1-10 in the Allianz Football League Division 4 Round 4 on Saturday in Ruislip.

Team News

Waterford Senior Football Team to play London tomorrow Saturday in Ruislip in Div. 4 of the Allianz Football League.

1. Stephen Enright Ballinacourty

2. Conor Phelan Brickey Rangers

3. Stephen Prendergast Kilrossanty

4. Maurice O’Gorman Nire

5. Tony Grey Stradbally

6. Shane Briggs (Captain) Ballinacourty

7. John Hurney Ballinacourty

8. Shane Aherne Stradbally

9. Tommy Prendergast Kilrossanty

10. Liam Ó Lonáin An Rinn

11. Paul Whyte Kilrossanty

12. Patrick Hurney Ballinacourty

13. Darren Guiry Nire

14. Robert Aherne Stradbally

15. Gavin Nugent Rathgormack

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship Semi-Final – Dungarvan CBS 3-18 Heywood Community School 2-15

Dungarvan CBS defeated Heywood Community School by 3-18 to 2-15 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship Semi-Final on Saturday in Dr. Cullen Park Carlow.

Match Preview

LAOIS giants Heywood play the role of clear underdog when they meet Dungarvan CBS in the Masita All-Ireland ‘B’ Post-Primary Schools senior semi-final on Saturday.

The Ballinakill-based school boast nine Laois minors in their set-up but still pundits feel they will be up against it when they meet Dungarvan in an eagerly awaited last four clash at Dr Cullen Park this weekend. The Waterford-based side has 10 players on the combined Dungarvan Colleges team which recently won the Dr Harty Cup and is currently flying high in the ‘A’ section of the All-Ireland series.

Still, Donnacha O Siochain, who has trained the Heywood side for the past four years, is hugely optimistic that his men will put on a show for their supporters.

“We have huge respect for Dungarvan, but no fear,” he stated. “They have a number of players from the combined Dungarvan colleges side and personally I don’t think it’s right that a player could win ‘A’ and ‘B’ schools medals in the same year. But that’s the system at the moment and we just have to get on with it.

“I have every confidence in my team,” he insisted. “We have one or two leaders in every line of the field and we’re strong down the middle as well. We have come up together from under 12 level and I know for a fact that these fellows will die for each other.”

Heywood began their preparations for this completion last September and spent much of the winter tuning up on a purpose built all-weather floodlit pitch. They opened their campaign with a loss to Gorey but came through the back door to beat Gorey at the second time of asking when they met again in the Leinster final. They have seven games played to-date and Dubliner O Siochain says that the experience of the last two years when they only lost back to back provincial titles by a combined total of only five points will stand to them,

“This has been a coming team and standards are definitely being raised in Laois hurling,” the manager says. “Gorey were by far the best team we played and it was great to get a win against them second time around. Looking down the line to the first years, our school teams are still in the ‘B’ section but I can see all that changing. There is huge work going on.”

Heywood will look to key players like goalkeeper Enda Rowland and top defender Ronan Broderick for inspiration. Their full forward, Dave Kelly, comes from Ballyragget in Kilkenny and his brother Kevin captained the Kilkenny Under 21 team last year. Tactically, they’ll look to retreat their half back-line to create space in attack for a fluid looking forward line.

“We’ve been knocking on the door for a while,” says the manager, who is joined at the helm by school principal Phil Wade and Mick Lacey. “We’ll be giving it everything we have.”

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior Football ‘C’ Championship Semi-Final – St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan 1-12 Ardee Community School 1-8

St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan defeated Ardee Community School by 1-12 to 1-8 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior Football ‘C’ Championship Semi-Final on Saturday in Dr. Cullen Park Carlow.


Masita GAA All-Ireland Vocational Schools Junior Hurling Semi-Final – Causeway Comprehensive 0-18 Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown 1-13

Causeway Comprehensive defeated Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown by 0-18 to 1-13 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Vocational Schools Junior Hurling Semi-Final on Saturday in Claughan, Limerick.

Match Preview

In the Masita All-Ireland vocational schools junior hurling semi-final, Causeway Comprehensive meet Coláiste Mhuire of Johnstown. Kerry’s Causeway won the Munster title by defeating Coachford Community School, Cork; their fifth year in-a-row winning the title.

They have a well-established backroom including trainer Maurice Leahy, who managed the Kerry senior hurlers, selectors JJ Delaney, Tadhg Flynn and Willie Dowling.

In recent times these young hurlers from North of the Kingdom have turned tradition on its head by out-classing opponents from strong hurling counties. With a purpose built hurling wall and training area they have refined their preparations over the winter ahead of this meeting with Colaiste Mhuire who beat St Fergal’s Rathdowney by 2-9 0 – 0-13 last time out.

Munster Council Meeting – March 7th 2013

Munster GAA Chairman Robert Frost welcomed all members to the first meeting since the annual convention and in particular the four new delegates – Bob Ryan (Cork), Christy Killeen (Kerry), Joe Crowley (Kerry) and Joe Lyons (Cumann na mBunscol). A special welcome was given to the new President of Munster GAA Teddy O’Sullivan of Kerry.

The various sub-committees of Munster GAA were then circulated and approved – Management and Finance (Chairman – Robert Frost, Clare), Competitions Control Committee (Chairman – Robert Frost, Clare), Planning and Physical Development (Chairman – Robert Frost, Clare), Hearings Committee (Chairman – Denis Holmes, Limerick), Coaching and Games (Chairman – Jerry O’Sullivan, Cork), PR & Marketing (Chairman – Ed Donnelly, Tipperary), Referees (Chairman – Kevin Walsh, Clare), Club and County Support (Chairman – Eamon O’Sullivan, Kerry), Health and Safety (Chairman – Kieran McGann, Cork), Urban Development (Chairman – Donal Shanahan, Tipperary), Football Development (Chairman – Tommy Hennessy, Waterford), Hurling Development (Chairman – Paul Foley – Limerick), Coiste Culturtha (Chairman – Liam Ó Laochdha, Corcaigh) and Coiste Scór (Chairman – Jim Enright, Clare).

In relation to the position of Munster GAA Operations Manager, the Munster GAA Chairman Robert Frost confirmed that following an extensive hiring process he was delighted to propose the name of Kieran Leddy for ratification. Kieran, a native of Araglen, Cork, has served as GAA’s Organisation and Development Manager for the last 6 years, working on a range of areas such as club development programmes, roll out of the Association’s online registration system, management of the GAA’s Games Development budget, development of the National Strategy and the 2012 championship promotion campaign. Following the unanimous ratification by the Council, a number of delegates wished Kieran well in the new role which he will commence on April 8th.

Munster PRO Ed Donnelly confirmed the date for the launch of the Munster Senior Championships as Monday May 13th in the Mallow GAA Complex. Munster CEO Simon Moroney was confirmed as Munster GAA’s appointment to the Governing Body of the Limerick Institute of Technology.

Following a request for both counties, the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship first round game between Clare and Waterford fixed for an evening throw-in at Fraher Field Dungarvan on Saturday April 20th has been moved to 2:30pm on the same date.

Finally, a special presentation was given to Br. Dormer (Limerick) on the completion of his five years as Munster Cumann na mBunscol delegate.