All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14

Clare defeated Galway by 1-23 to 2-14 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 28th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Fixture Details

28.07.2013 (Sun)

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Finals

Semple Stadium 16:00

Gaillimh v An Clár

Referee: Brian Gavin (Uíbh Fhailí)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Cork 0-19 Kilkenny 0-14

Cork defeated Kilkenny by 0-19 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Brilliant Cork unseat Kilkenny

Report from the GAA.ie web site

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final: Cork 0-19 Kilkenny 0-14

Cork produced a stunning team performance to unseat All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in a cracking All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday. Patrick Horgan, who gained a late reprieve last weekend to start the game, hit 0-11 for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side, who executed a perfect gameplan to cause a massive shock. Kilkenny played for the entire second half with 14 men after Henry Shefflin was sent off for a second yellow card offence three minutes before half-time.

However, Cork were already 0-11 to 0-6 up at that point and they produced some wonderful flowing hurling to bounce back brilliantly from their Munster final defeat to Limerick. Kilkenny had their chances, but Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash stepped up and produced a superb double save from a Richie Power penalty before making another super stop six minutes from the end from Michael Fennelly. All six of Cork’s starting forwards scored, and they harried and hassled Kilkenny throughout as well as stretching the Kilkenny defence with their relentless movement.

Kilkenny got the opening score through Eoin Larkin, but Cork fought back well and hit the next three points, all from Horgan, to move 0-3 to 0-1 clear after seven minutes. However, Larkin and Michael Fennelly drew the Cats level with a couple of fine scores, before the Rebels took over. Horgan again, Seamus Harnedy and Jamie Coughlan all hit the target from play as Cork’s great movement and pressing from the front back clearly upset the champions. Conor Lehane then added another score and Cork were 0-9 to 0-4 ahead when Paul Murphy, the Kilkenny corner back, took matters into his own hands and landed an inspirational point. When Michael Fennelly added another seconds later, it looked like Kilkenny had finally found their feet.

However, the game was turned on its head when Henry Shefflin was sent off after 32 minutes, getting a second yellow card from referee Barry Kelly for a high tackle on Coughlan. Cork hammered home their advantage with two late points in the half to move 0-11 to 0-6 clear at the break. Down to 14, Kilkenny needed a break and they got one when they were awarded a penalty for a wild pull by the otherwise excellent Shane O’Neill. After Power was made to take the penalty again for encroachment by Tommy Walsh, Nash made a super save and the Cats were really up against it. Lehane and sub Stephen Moylan added to Cork’s tally and they always looked comfortable in the closing stages despite the Cats’ late rally.

Kilkenny Scorers: E Larkin 0-6 (0-3f), M Fennelly 0-2, P Murphy 0-1, R Power 0-2 (0-1f), T Walsh 0-1, A Fogarty 0-2.

Cork Scorers: P Horgan 0-11 (0-7f), S Harnedy 0-1, J Coughlan 0-1, C Lehane 0-2, P Cronin 0-2, L O’Farrell 0-1, S Moylan 0-1,

Cork: A Nash; C O Sullivan, S O’Neill, S McDonnell; T Kenny, L McLoughlin, W Egan; C Joyce, D Kearney; J Coughlan, P Cronin, C Lehane; L O’Farrell, S Harnedy, P Horgan. Subs: S Moylan for McLoughlin (55), C Naughton for Coughlan (70).

Kilkenny: E Murphy; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; T Walsh, B Hogan, K Joyce; C Buckley, M Fennelly; C Fennelly, R Power, E Larkin; W Walsh, R Hogan, H Shefflin. Subs: L Ryan for Buckley (HT), A Fogarty for R Power (57), TJ Reid for R Hogan (64).

Referee: Barry Kelly

Fixture Details

28.07.2013 (Sun)

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Finals

Semple Stadium 14:00

Corcaigh v Cill Chainnigh

Referee: Barry Kelly (An Iarmhí)

Team News

The Cork team to play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Final on Sunday at 2pm in Thurles will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Nash

2. Shane O’Neill 3. Stephen McDonnell 4. Conor O’Sullivan

5. Tom Kenny 6. Christopher Joyce 7. William Egan

8. Lorcan Mc Loughlin 9. Daniel Kearney

10. Conor Lehane 11. Seamus Harnedy 12. Pa Cronin

13. Luke O’Farrell 14. Patrick Horgan 15. Jamie Coughlan

16. Darren McCarthy Ballymartle

17. Kilian Murphy Erin’s Own

18. Mark Ellis Millstreet

19. Stephen White Ballygarvan

20. Rob O’Shea Carrigaline

21. Cian McCarthy Sarsfields

22. Cathal Naughton Newtownshandrum

23. Stephen Moylan Douglas

24. Michael Cussen Sarsfields

25. Michael O’Sullivan Tracton

26. Eoin Keane St. Finbarr’s

There is one change to the team that lost out to Limerick in the Munster Final, with Jamie Coughlan starting and Cian McCarthy making way.

 

The Kilkenny team has been named as follows: Eoin Murphy (Glenmore); Paul Murphy (Danesfort), J.J. Delaney (Fenians) Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens); Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan), Brian Hogan (O’Loughlin Gaels), Kieran Joyce (Rower Inistioge); Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro), Michael Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks); Colin Fennelly(C) (Ballyhale Shamrocks); Richie Power (Carrickshock), Eoin Larkin (James Stephens); Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon), Richie Hogan (Danesfort), Henry Shefflin (Ballyhale Shamrocks)

Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final – Waterford 4-20 Antrim 1-9

Waterford defeated Antrim by 4-20 to 1-9 in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 28th at Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

Team News

The Waterford Minor hurling team to play Antrim on Sunday at 2pm in Ashbourne, Co. Meath is as follows:-

1. Gavin Power – Dungarvan

2. William Hahessy – Clonea

3. Kevin Daly – Dungarvan CAPTAIN

4. Cian Leamy – Ballyduff Upper

5. Sam O’Neill – Erin’s Own

6. Austin Gleeson – Mount Sion

7. Shane Bennett –… Ballysaggart

8. Mark O’Brien – Ferrybank

9. Micheal Harney – Bonmahon

10. Paul O’Connor – Clashmore Kinsalebeg

11. Cormac Curran – Brickey Rangers

12. DJ Foran – Portlaw

13. Patrick Curran – Dungarvan

14. Stephen Bennett – Ballysaggart

15. Michael Kearney – Ballyduff Upper

Job Posting – Munster Post-Primary Schools’ Servicing Officer

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and more than 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired and supported by the voluntary efforts of its members, the GAA is focused on the development and promotion of Gaelic Games and culture on the island of Ireland and in local communities.

Munster Post-Primary Schools’ Servicing Officer (Temporary)

Comhairle na Mumhan C.L.G.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the above position. The person appointed will be employed by Comhairle na Mumhan C.L.G. and will be based in the Council HQ in Castletroy, County Limerick. The successful Candidate will have responsibility for the provision of administrative, clerical and games planning/management services to the Provincial Post-Primary Schools Council. The person will also be responsible for the provision of administrative and logistical back up for Council games and events and other administrative/clerical duties as assigned from time to time. While the basic hours will be normal office hours the appointee will be required to work in the evening and at weekends from time to time on a regular basis. The successful Candidate shall be offered a fixed-term contract of twelve months in duration.

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;

• A knowledge and understanding of GAA structures;

• Strong IT skills;

• A knowledge and understanding of administration;

• A knowledge and preferably experience in event management;

• A good standard of education; and

• A flexible approach to work.

The closing date of 5pm on Tuesday August 6th 2013 has now passed.

Comhairle na Mumhan C.L.G. is an equal opportunities employer

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier – Cork 1-17 Galway 1-16

Cork defeated Galway by 1-17 to 1-16 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday at Croke Park.

Cork advance after Galway thriller

Report from the GAA.ie web site

All-Ireland Football Championship Round 4 Qualifier: Cork 1-17 Galway 1-16

Cork emerged from a compelling Round 4 qualifier against Galway at Croke Park on Saturday evening, but they were tested to the limit by an excellent display from the Tribesmen. Galway were inspired for long periods against the Rebels, and with Michael Meehan and Seán Armstrong in brilliant form up front, it looked for a long time like Galway were set to produce what would have been one of the shocks of the championship. As well as the brilliance of Meehan and Armstrong, Manus Breathnach produced an inspired display in the Galway goals, making three outstanding saves to deny Cork at crucial periods. Those saves helped Galway lead 0-16 to 0-13 with less than 10 minutes to go but Cork found the net through Aidan Walsh to get back level, and then finished strongly to go four ahead.

Meehan thundered a brilliant free-kick into the net with the last kick of the game for Galway to reduce the gap to one, but it was too late for Alan Mulholland’s side, and Cork progressed to the All-Ireland quarter-finals once again. Galway lead 0-8 to 0-7 at half-time after a strong first half display. Cork took an early 0-2 to 0-1 lead following points from James Loughrey and Pearse O’Neill within the first five minutes. Walsh had a good chance for a goal for Cork in that period, but his powerful drive thundered off the crossbar and fizzed away. John O’Rourke edged Cork 0-3 to 0-1 ahead but Galway were growing in confidence, and points from experienced duo Armstrong and Meehan levelled up the sides at the end of an exciting opening 10 minutes.

The game tapered off a little from there though, and the sides could only add another three points apiece for the next 20 minutes. Meehan and Armstrong were showing very well for Galway up front, while Cork had a fine spread of scorers – they had seven in total in the first half. Cork had a good chance for a goal when Pearse O’Neill steamed through on 22 minutes, but his low shot was brilliantly saved by Breathnach, and the Tribesmen continued to improve as the half went on, moving into a 0-8 to 0-6 lead following more scores from Meehan and Armstrong. Cork’s Brian Hurley completed the first half scoring with a free to leave just a point between the sides at the interval. Galway made a brilliant start to the second half, and although Cork levelled through a Goulding free at the resumption, Galway quickly got on top and made it count on the scoreboard.

Points from Armstrong and Meehan edged Galway two ahead, and then Conor Doherty and Michael Martin kicked over two superb scores to leave Galway 0-13 to 0-8 ahead with 46 minutes played. Martin’s effort was a sumptuous effort from way out under the Hogan Stand. Two more superb saves from Breathnach denied Cork goals in the third quarter. First, he made a brilliant block to keep out an effort from Mark Collins when the Castlehaven man was clean through, and then he denied Hurley with an equally brave effort.

Galway seemed inspired by his efforts, and after Cork had hit two frees to cut the Galway lead, Galway wing-back Gary Sice stormed up the left wing to make it 0-14 to 0-11 with less than 15 minutes to go. Points from Goulding and Sheehan cut the gap to one for Cork, but with Meehan and Armstrong combining beautifully in attack, they added two points in rapid succession to send Galway 0-16 to 0-13 ahead with 62 minutes played. Cork were determined though, and finally found the net their attacking play had deserved on 66 minutes. After striking the post, Cork kept the ball in play and Walsh did brilliantly to palm Pearse O’Neill’s pass over Breathnach’s head and into the net.

That goal was followed by four points in a row, from O’Neill, Goulding, Sheehan and full-back Michael Shields, who scored an incredible individual score after soloing almost the entire length of the pitch. It looked as though that would be it, but Galway were given a chance with a close range free at the end, and despite the Rebels crowding the line with at least 10 players, Meehan did brilliantly to squeeze his shot into the top right hand corner. However, there was no time left and the whistle went with Alan Quirke’s kick-out. It was an excellent effort from Galway, but it’s Cork who will be back in Croke Park next weekend.

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Scorers for Cork: D Goulding 0-5 (4f), A Walsh 1-0, C Sheehan 0-2, B Hurley 0-2 (2f), P O’Neill 0-2, J Loughrey 0-1, J O’Rourke 0-1, A Walsh 0-1, D Cahalane 0-1 (1 ’45), M Collins 0-1, M Shields 0-1

Scorers for Galway: M Meehan 1-6 (1-3f), S Armstrong 0-4 (1f), P Conroy 0-2, D Cummins 0-1, C Doherty 0-1, M Martin 0-1, G Sice 0-1

Cork: A Quirke; E Cadogan, M Shields, T Clancy; D Cahalane, G Canty, J Loughrey; A O’Connor, P O’Neill; M Collins, A Walsh, J O’Rourke; D Goulding, C Sheehan, B Hurley. Subs: P Kerrigan for J O’Rourke (44), P Kissane for J Loughrey (47), D O’Connor for B Hurley (53), P Kelly for A O’Connor (58), J O’Sullivan for T Clancy (60).

Galway: M Breathnach; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Duane; S Denvir, G O’Donnell, G Sice; P Conroy, T Flynn; J O’Brien, S Armstrong, C Doherty; M Martin, M Meehan, D Cummins. Subs: S Walsh for D Cummins (23), M Farragher for J O’Brien (53), F Ó Curraoin for T Flynn (54), A Varley for M Martin (58)

Team News

The Cork Senior Football team to play Galway in Croke Park at 5pm on Saturday has been named as follows:

1. Alan Quirke

2. Eoin Cadogan 3. Michael Shields 4. Thomas Clancy

5. Damien Cahalane 6. Graham Canty 7. James Loughrey

8. Alan O’Connor 9. Pearse O’Neill

10. Mark Collins 11. Aidan Walsh 12. John O’Rourke

13. Daniel Goulding 14. Ciaran Sheehan 15. Brian Hurley

Subs

16 Ken O’Halloran Bishopstown

17 John Mc Loughlin Kanturk

18 Tomás Clancy Fermoy

19 Noel O’Leary Cill na Martra

20 Jamie O’Sullivan Bishopstown

21 Paudie Kissane Clyda Rovers

22 Andrew O’Sullivan Castletownbere

23. Fintan Goold Macroom

24. Patrick Kelly Ballincollig

25. Paul Kerrigan Nemo Rangers

26. Donncha O’Connor Ballydesmond

There are six changes to the team that lost out to Kerry in the Munster Final; Alan Quirke, Thomas Clancy, Alan O’Connor, Pearse O’Neill, Mark Collins and Ciarán Sheehan come in, with Ken O’Halloran, Noel O’Leary, Paudie Kissane, Fintan Goold, Paul Kerrigan and Donncha O’Connor dropping to the bench.

Galway: Manus Breathnach, Donal O’Neill, Finian Hanley, Johnny Duane, Seán Denvir, Gary O’Donnell, Gary Sice, Paul Conroy, Thomas Flynn, John O’Brien, Sean Armstrong, Conor Doherty, Michael Martin, Michael Meehan, Danny Cummins

Match Preview

Despite being two of the blue-chip football counties, Cork and Galway is one of the quieter rivalries around, with the record books showing just five championship meetings between the sides since 1973.

Their last clash was also at the quarter-final stage of the competition in 2005, when the Rebels won by 2-14 to 2-11. Both teams have moved on considerably since then – in terms of personnel at least – with Michael Meehan, Seán Armstrong and Finian Hanley Galway’s survivors and Graham Canty and Noel O’Leary still in place for Cork.

The simple truth of the matter is that for the losers on Saturday, their season will be judged as a failure. Galway have just about come around after their demolition by Mayo in the Connacht quarter-final, but qualifier wins over Tipperary, Waterford and Armagh won’t be enough to shield them from the critics if they lose.

After struggling against Tipp and Waterford, at least Alan Mulholland’s side showed some zip in the 1-11 to 0-9 defeat of Armagh, although the Orchard County hadn’t exactly set the competition alight (the eight-goal mauling of a demoralised Leitrim aside) prior to that. And yet, after a remarkably poor sequence of defeats in the qualifiers dating back to 2004, the Tribesmen have now strung three wins together in the back door and it’s impossible to measure the benefits they will have gained in gathering that momentum.

In theory, Cork should present a similar challenge to the one Galway failed so miserably against Mayo, but the Rebels have looked a pale shadow of themselves this year. Big wins over Limerick and Clare were poor preparation for the Munster final against Kerry, and Conor Counihan’s side drowned in the first half in Killarney before finally mustering a comeback that fell short in the second half.

Counihan has made a whopping six changes from the Kerry game, but the selected line-out is likely to change before throw-in. Cork have named Pearse O’Neill and Alan O’Connor in midfield after their arrival against Kerry sparked the revival. They’ll need to be at their best against Paul Conroy and Tom Flynn. Mark Collins and Ciarán Sheehan also come into a new-look attack.

Cork are aiming to reach the All-Ireland quarter-final for the ninth successive year, while Galway haven’t been in the last eight since 2008, when they lost an epic to Kerry. Remarkably, Galway are also looking to win a championship game at Croke Park for the first time since the 2001 All-Ireland final.

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC round 1 qualifiers – Clare 3-17 Kildare 1-22

Clare defeated Kildare by 3-17 to 1-22 after extra time in the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC round 1 qualifiers on Saturday July 27th at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon.

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC round 1 qualifier

Clare 3-17 Kildare 1-22

Clare 2-13 Kildare 0-19 after 60 minutes….

By Jackie Cahill at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon

NIAMH O’Dea was the matchwinner for Clare as the Banner County stunned Kildare in Saturday’s brilliant TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC round 1 qualifier at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. O’Dea hauled Clare level at the end of normal time and she added 1-1 in the second period of extra-time as Clare bounced back from the concession of 8-25 in their last championship outing against Kerry to score a gritty qualifier win. Full-forward O’Dea finished with a haul of 2-7 from a remarkable game that saw Kildare finish with 14 players, after sub Ashling Savage was sent off early in extra-time.

There was still nothing to separate the teams at the end of the first period of extra-time but O’Dea netted with five minutes remaining to put Clare in control. Roisin Looney’s point put them three clear but remarkably, Ashling Holton slammed home a sensational equalising goal for Kildare with two minutes left. But there was still time for O’Dea to have the final say as she slotted over the winning point, before Holton dragged a shot wide as desperate Kildare chased another equaliser. The sides finished level at the end of the regulation hour – 2-13 to 0-19.

Kildare were ahead at the break and led by four points – 0-19 to 2-9 – before Clare came storming back with four points without reply, including two from O’Dea, to take the game into extra-time. But Kildare will rue a final tally of 16 wides – including nine during the first hour – and Stacy Cannon missed a glorious goal chance in the 50th minute. Áine Gatley scored 0-8 for Kildare and captain Maria Moolick added 0-6 but it still wasn’t enough as Clare refused to yield. Roisin Byrne made a big impact off the bench for Kildare in the second half but Eimear Considine, subdued in the first half, finished with four points in total.

At half-time in normal time, Kildare led by 0-10 to 1-4 as Moolick and centre forward Gately cut holes in the Clare defence with clever lines of running. By half-time, the pair had scored four points each, with Ashling Holton and Siobhan Hurley also on target. Clare’s sole scorer in that opening half was O’Dea, who notched 1-1 from play and three pointed frees.

It was Moolick who grabbed the opening score for Kildare in the first minute but O’Dea responded with a fine goal in fifth minute, after taking a neat pass from Louise Henchy. O’Dea tagged on a point and Clare were three points clear but Kildare were quickly on terms with points from Gatley and Moolick (two). Gately edged Kildare in front again only for O’Dea to respond and bring Clare level again at 1-2 to 0-5.

But with Gatley and Moolick pulling the strings, Kildare dominated the remainder of the half to establish a four-point lead at the midway point. There was a moment of controversy, too, when Clare captain Marie Considine had what looked to be a point waved wide by the umpire.

Scorers for Clare: N O’Dea 2-7 (0-4f), E Considine 0-4, R Howley 1-0, R Looney & M Considine 0-2 each, N Keane & M Kelly 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kildare: A Gatley 0-8 (1f), M Moolick 0-6, A Holton 1-2, R Byrne 0-2, S Cannon, S Hurley, K Leahy & M McKenna 0-1 each.

CLARE: S Higgins; E O’Driscoll, L Kelly, L Ryan; M Foran, F Lafferty, K McCormack; M Considine, N Keane; R Howley, L Henchy, R Looney; E Considine, N O’Dea, M Kelly.

Subs: A O’Brien for McCormack (h.t.), K Connole for M Kelly (55), E Hillery for Ryan (60), M Kelly for Keane (64), N Keane for Connole (74).

KILDARE: A Hederman; A Lambe, K Lowry, P Keatley; A Herbert, D Berry, A Holton; M Moolick, L Keatley; B Leahy, A Gately, K Leahy; S Hurley, E Dillon, M McKenna.

Subs: A Savage for Herbert (21), R Byrne for Herbert (h.t.), S Cannon for K Leahy (40), O Gowran for Dillon (48), J Timmins for McKenna (60), for Savage (64), C Keoghan for L Keatley (73), T Duggan for B Leahy (75).

Referee: G Corrigan (Down)

Match Preview

RefCam will be showcased on TG4 for the very first time when Clare face Kildare in the first game of Saturday’s double-header at Carrick-on-Shannon

And Kildare manager John Divilly, a former All-Ireland SFC medallist with Galway, said: “In fairness to the ladies, they’re always coming up with good ideas and I think this could be a really good idea.

“I just hope that it doesn’t put pressure on referees. That would be my only fear – that if a referee does make a mistake that managers, supporters and players don’t go back and say, well look, there it is on camera. But if it’s used as a tool to educate referees, it will be brilliant.

“It’s innovative and let’s give it a go.”

Divilly is also predicting a wide-open race for the Brendan Martin Cup this summer.

He believes that Monaghan and Kerry are currently the country’s top two teams, with Cork and Dublin leading the chasing pack.

Kildare lost to Dublin by 13 points in the Leinster semi-final and Divilly admitted: “We gave Dublin too much of a head start. We came back but ultimately, if you go six or seven points down in a Ladies game, it’s very hard to get it back.”

Kildare will meet a Clare side that finished as the ‘odd team’ out behind Cork and Kerry in Munster’s round-robin series.

 

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC round 1 qualifier:

Clare v Kildare – Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, 1.30 pm.

Clare will hope to produce a much-improved performance after conceding a massive 8-25 against Kerry in their last Munster championship outing. The Banner girls were massively depleted for that game but should benefit from the return of some key personnel.

Kildare will start as favourites and manager John Divilly will hope that his players can learn the lessons from their Leinster semi-final defeat to Dublin, when they fell well behind early and were left playing catch-up. The Lilywhites went down by eleven points but Dublin are All-Ireland dark horses and Divilly has investment in youth should pay off in the long term.

Provincial champions ready for more!

Glenswilly GAA Club played host to the launch event to mark the onset of the 2013 All-Ireland Football Series following confirmation of the four provincial winners on the back of last weekend’s activity.

The provincial winners were represented on the day by Jonathan Lyne (Kerry), Owen Lennon (Monaghan), Eoghan O’Gara (Dublin) and Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), while Donegal’s Michael Murphy was also in attendance in his home club on behalf of the reigning All-Ireland Champions.

 

 

Munster MHC Final Replay – Limerick 1-20 Waterford 4-8

Limerick defeated Waterford by 1-20 to 4-8 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final Replay on Tuesday July 23rd at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Limerick crowned Munster minor hurling champions

Report from the Limerick Leader newspaper

Limerick won their first Munster minor hurling title in 29 years on Wednesday night thanks to a thrilling 1-20 to 4-8 win over Waterford in Semple Stadium. Just 10 days earlier Limerick had to fight back from seven points down late in the game to snatch a draw. But this time round Limerick were outstanding from start to finish. They were hit with set back after set back but showed great heart to fight back.

The win came on the back of some astute switches prior to the throw-in.  Limerick manager Brian Ryan and his selectors made two changes to the starting team and lined out with a new-look central defence and it worked a treat. Ronan Lynch moved from full forward to centre back and was outstanding. Limerick bossed most of the opening 30 minutes as they started where they left off in the drawn game.

The defence was first to everything and the attack was displaying a far superior touch and pace than the first clash between the sides. By the end of the opening quarter, Limerick were 0-5 to 0-0 ahead with the Ronan Lynch, Sean Finn and Andrew La Touche Cosgrave dominant. Late goal hero from the first day, Tom Morrissey, opened the scoring. Then Lynch came to the fore with four successive scores – all frees, bar his second.

But just as Waterford looked lost they got a tonic goal when star centre back Austin Gleeson won his first possession and delivered long to the Limerick goalmouth. Stephen Cahill attempted to win in front but Stephen Bennett crept in behind and when he won possession he finished cooly to the net from close range. Dean Coleman steadied the Limerick ship but then came the next bolt of a goal.

This time the score could be traced back to the opposite end of the field when Barry Nash looked to be fouled. But the referee waved play on and up the field went Waterford and Adam Farrell found the net to put the Desie ahead for the first time 0-6 to 2-2. A Lynch free replied but Waterford looked likely to take the lead to the break until Cian Lynch goaled in injury time. Ronan Lynch delivered long into the goalmouth and when the ball broke the Patrickswell man pulled first time to the net for a most deserving 1-7 to 2-2 interval lead.

The second half was a thrill-a-minute contest, in front of 6,532 supporters in Semple Stadium. Waterford hit the front midway through the half at 3-6 to 1-9 but still Limerick were hurling strongly with Barry Nash and Cian Lynch causing trouble in attack. Limerick surged ahead 1-13 to 3-7 and then went further ahead with Man of the Match Cian Lynch and Tom Morrissey pointing for a 1-16 to 3-8 lead. But there was another twist and Stephen Bennett completed his hat-trick with a goal from a free. That levelled the game in the final minute. But Limerick got their reward with three winning points from Ronan Lynch (free), David Dempsey and Pat Ryan.

SCORERS – Limerick: Ronan Lynch 0-6 (five frees), Cian Lynch 1-2, Tom Morrissey, Pat Ryan, Barry Nash 0-3 each, David Dempsey 0-2, Dean Coleman 0-1. Waterford: Stephen Bennet 3-2 (1-0free), Patrick Curran 0-3 (one free), Cormac Curran 0-2, Conor Gleeson 0-1.

LIMERICK – Colin Ryan; Sean Finn, Stephen Cahill, Richard English (capt); Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Ronan Lynch, Sean Flanagan; Jamie Butler, Darragh O’Donovan; Cian Lynch, David Dempsey, Barry Nash; Dean Coleman, Tom Morrissey, Pat Ryan. Subs: Edward Doyle for Dean Coleman (29mins), Michael Casey for Stephen Cahill (38mins), Lorcan Lyons for Jamie Butler (53mins), Dean Coleman for Edward Doyle (58mins).

WATERFORD – Gavin Power; William Hahessy, Kevin Daly, Cian Leamy; Tom Devine, Austin Gleeson Shane Bennett; Michael Kearney, Micheal Harney; Adam Farrell, Patrick Curran, DJ Foran; Colm Roche, Stephen Bennett, Conor Gleeson. Subs: Cormac Curran for Colm Roche, inj (28mins), MJ Sutton for Tom Devine (48mins).

REFEREE – John O’Brien (Tipperary).

Fixture Details

TUESDAY JULY 23RD

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final Replay

Limerick v Waterford

Venue: Semple Stadium Thurles @ 7:30pm

Referee – John O’Brien (Tipperary)
Standby Referee – Damian Fox (Clare)
Linesman – John McCormack (Tipperary)
Sideline Official – Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)
Umpires – James O’Brien, Brian Glasheen, Mickey Butler and Davis Heelan (Tipperary)

Extra time if necessary

Next Round – the winners will qualify for the All-Ireland Semi-Final while the losers will play in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final v Antrim on July 27th / 28th.

Admission Prices

Adults: €10

Student/OAP: €5

Under 16: Free of charge

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

Team News

The Limerick Minor Hurling team to play Waterford has been named as follows – 1, Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 2, Jamie Porter (Monaleen), 3, Richard English (Doon) (Capt), 4, Sean Finn (Bruff), 5, Stephen Ryan (Doon), 6, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 7, Sean Flanagan (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 8, Jamie Bulter (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 9, Darragh Donovan (Doon)(Vice Capt), 10, Barry Nash (South Liberties), 11, David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 12, Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13, Dean Coleman (Doon), 14, Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh) and 15, Pat Ryan (Doon).

The Waterford Minor Hurling Team to play Limerick on Tuesday night next (23rd July) in Semple Stadium Thurles in the Munster Final Replay is listed below. The team remains unchanged from the drawn game.

1. Gavin Power – Dungarvan

2. William Hahessy – Clonea

3. Kevin Daly – Dungarvan CAPTAIN

4. Cian Leamy – Ballyduff Upper

5. Tom Devine – Modeligo

6. Austin Gleeson – Mount Sion

7. Shane Bennett – Ballysaggart

8. Conor Gleeson – Fourmilewater

9. Micheal Harney – Bonmahon

10. Adam Farrell – De La Salle

11. Colm Roche – Shamrocks

12. DJ Foran – Portlaw

13. Patrick Curran – Dungarvan

14. Stephen Bennett – Ballysaggart

15. Michael Kearney – Ballyduff Upper

For the Record

Waterford Limerick
2013 Team Management Sean Power
(Mount Sion – Manager) 

Selectors –
Kieran O’Gorman (Lismore), Wayne Power
(Ballyduff Upper),
John Treacy (Passage)

Brian Ryan
(South Liberties – Manager) 

Eamonn Cregan
(Claughaun – Selector),

Paul Finn (Bruff – Selector)

2013 Team Captain Kevin Daly
(Dungarvan)
Richard English
(Doon)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 1-20 to 3-13 after extra time in the first round before losing to Tipperary in the semi-final. Defeated Cork by 0-16 to 1-12 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Lost to Clare by 1-19 to 2-14 after extra time in the Munster Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 5
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2009 1984
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 12
Lost – 18
Drawn – 4
Played – 27
Won – 9
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship July 14th 2013 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick
Waterford 2-19 Limerick 2-19 – Munster Final

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Thursday April 11th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14
@ Walsh Park Waterford                Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15

Semi-Final Play-off

Wednesday May 1st

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 26th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20 (after extra time)

Final

Sunday July 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Limerick 2-19 Waterford 2-19

Final Replay

Tuesday July 23rd

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Limerick v Waterford                                                  @ 7:30pm

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

The last Munster Minor Hurling Final to finish level was in 1992 – Waterford 4-7 Tipperary 3-10 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Waterford won the replay by 2-10 to 0-14, again played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Waterford have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years, the longest current streak in the province.

Prior to 2013, the only previous Munster Minor Hurling Final meeting between Limerick & Waterford was 1958 when Limerick were 8–9 to 2–5 winners in Thurles. The Limerick team went on to win the All-Ireland title. The Limerick team lined out as follows in the 1958 Munster Minor Hurling Final – Tommy Hanley, John McDonagh, John Joe Bresnihan, Con O’Connell, Jimmy Guinane, Joe Leonard, Micky Hanrahan, Pat Hartnett, Brendan Kelleher, Paddy Cobbe (Captain), Liam Canty, Pat Murphy, Pat Doyle, John Hayes, Tom Meaney. Sub: Con Connolly

Of the 267 points scored on aggregate in the six Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches to date, 140 points (52%) have come courtesy of 6 players – Patrick Curran (Waterford), Stephen Bennett (Waterford), Ronan Lynch (Limerick), Bobby Duggan (Clare), Josh Keane (Tipperary) and Pa O’Callaghan (Cork).
Last Meeting – Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final

July 14th 2013 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Waterford 2-19 Limerick 2-19

Limerick – C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, R Lynch; B Nash, D O’Donovan, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan. Subs: G Whelan for O’Donovan (37), S Power for Flanagan (43), T Morrissey for Coleman (49) M Casey for Porter (51).

Waterford – G Power; W Hahessy, K Daly, C Leamy; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Kearney, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, DJ Foran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson. Subs: C Curran for Farrell (51), M O’Brien for Gleeson (54) P O’Connor for Harney (56).

Scorers – Limerick: R Lynch 1-9 (1-9fs), T Morrissey 1-1, C Lynch 0-4, B Nash 0-3, P Ryan 0-2. Waterford: S Bennett 1-2, M Harney 1-1, P Curran 0-5 (1f), A Gleeson (2fs), C Roche 0-3 each, C Gleeson 0-2, A Farrell, DJ Foran, M Kearney 0-1 each

Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are second in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 13 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 4 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

2013 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played

Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15 – April 11th @ Walsh Park Waterford (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: B Hogan; A Tierney, J Ryan, D Peters; B Heffernan, R Maher, T Kirwan; T Fox, W Connors; S Ryan, C O’Riordan, S Hennessy; C Lanigan, J Keane, M McCarthy
Subs: K Dunne for Hennessy (45); J Mackey for McCarthy (54), F O’Sullivan for Ryan (59).

Waterford: S Clancy; W Hahessy, S O’Neill, C Leamy; K Daly, A Gleeson, M Harney; M O’Brien, T Devine; Shane Bennett, C Roche, A Farrell; P Curran, DJ Foran, M Kearney
Subs: C Gleeson for O’Brien (26); C Curran for K Daly (47), Stephen Bennett for Farrell (49), MJ Sutton for Shane Bennett (52)

Referee: Jer O’Connell (Cork)

Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14 – April 11th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: P Collins; S O’Brien, K O’Connor, K Histon; M O’Keeffe, C Twomey, C Cormack; M Cahalane, R Cahalane; P Kelleher, K O’Neill, T Horgan; A Ward, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane
Subs: M O’Connor for O’Keeffe (24), S Hayes for Ward (45), S Burke for Hayes (59)

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane, E Tuohy, S Gleeson; D Conroy, C Downey; B Duggan, I Galvin, S Ward; C Deasy, D Begley, C Moloney.
Subs: A Morey for Galvin (47), M Lynch for Moloney (56), O Donnellan for Conroy (60)

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10 – May 1st @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final Playoff)

Waterford: S Clancy; B Whelan, S O’Neill, W Hahessey; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M O’Brien, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, C Gleeson, M Kearney
Subs: Stephen Bennett (Roche 40); K Daly (Whelan 48); DJ Foran (Kearney 50); C Breathnach (O’Brien 52); P O’Connor (P Curran 55).

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane (c), E Tuohy, S Gleeson; C Downey, D Conroy; B Duggan, C Corbett, A Morey; S Ward, D Begley, C Maloney
Subs: R Taylor (Downey 23); M Lynch (Moloney inj. 37); O Donnellan (Corbett 39); K Fennessy (Conroy 51).

Referee: Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)

Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17 – June 26th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

Tipperary: B Hogan; R Mulcahy, J Ryan, D Peters; T Fox, R Maher, B Heffernan; W Connors, T Kirwan; C Lanigan, C O’Riordan, S Conlon; M McCarthy, J Keane, S Ryan
Subs: T Nolan for Conlon (42), D Quinn for Lanigan (48), A Tierney for Peters (51), F O’Sullivan for Connors (57).

Limerick: C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, D Donovan; B Nash, R Lynch, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan
Subs: G Whelan for Butler (39), T Morrissey for P Ryan (44)

Referee: Damien Fox (Clare)

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20 (after extra time) – June 26th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Semi-Final)

Waterford: G Power; C Leamy, W Hahessey, K Daly (c); T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Harney, M Kearney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson
Subs: D Foran for Farrell (26); M O’Brien for Kearney (30); C Breathnach for C Curran (45); S Hogan for Roche (inj. 75); P O’Connor for Harney (76).

Cork: P Collins; D Quinn, K Histon, S O’Brien; C Twomey, K O’Connor, A O’Callaghan; M O’Connor, R Cahalane; C McCormack (c), K O’Neill, P Kelleher; M Cahalane, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane
Subs: C Kelleher for S O’Brien (inj. 7); B Dunne for Kelleher (44); A Ward for Dunne (71); D Hannon for O’Connor (77).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Waterford 2-19 Limerick 2-19 – July 14th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Final)

Limerick – C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, R Lynch; B Nash, D O’Donovan, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan
Subs: G Whelan for O’Donovan (37), S Power for Flanagan (43), T Morrissey for Coleman (49) M Casey for Porter (51).

Waterford – G Power; W Hahessy, K Daly, C Leamy; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Kearney, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, DJ Foran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson
Subs: C Curran for Farrell (51), M O’Brien for Gleeson (54) P O’Connor for Harney (56).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Patrick Curran (Waterford) – 0-34 (0-16 frees, 0-4 65s)
Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 3-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-9 frees, 0-2 65s)
Ronan Lynch (Limerick) – 2-16 (1-0 penalty, 1-15 frees)
Josh Keane (Tipperary) – 2-16 (0-11 frees, 1-0 penalty)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 2-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-7 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 4-3 (1-0 penalty)
Colm Roche (Waterford) – 1-6
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 1-5
Michael Kearney (Waterford) – 1-4
Conor Gleeson (Waterford) – 1-4
Cian Lynch (Limerick) – 0-6
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary) – 0-6
Cormac Curran (Waterford) – 1-2
DJ Foran (Waterford) – 1-2
Thomas Morrissey (Limerick) – 1-2
David Dempsey (Limerick) – 0-4
Adam Farrell (Waterford) – 0-4
Micheal Harney (Waterford) – 1-1
Barry Nash (Limerick) – 0-4
Austin Gleeson (Waterford) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
M Cahalane (Cork) – 1-1
Mark O’Connor (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Willie Connors (Tipperary) – 0-4
Conor Lanigan (Tipperary) – 0-4
Patrick Ryan (Limerick)  – 0-3
Trevor Horgan (Cork) – 0-3
David Begley (Clare) – 0-3
Peter Kelleher (Cork) – 0-2
Kevin O’Neill (Cork) – 0-2
Ian Galvin (Clare) – 0-2
Mark O’Brien (Waterford) – 0-2
Christy Breathnach (Waterford) – 0-2

Dean Coleman (Limerick), Shane Hennessy (Tipperary), Tom Fox (Tipperary), Mark McCarthy (Tipperary), Sam Conlon (Tipperary), Donnacha Quinn (Tipperary), E Tuohy (Clare) (0-1 free), C Downey (Clare), A Morey (Clare), Tom Devine (Waterford), Paul O’Connor (Waterford), Adam Farrell (Waterford), R Cahalane (Cork), C McCormack (Cork) – 0-1 each

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Cork 0-19 Offaly 0-10

Cork defeated Offaly by 0-19 to 0-10 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday July 20th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Fixture Details

Saturday 20th July 2013

Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Grp 2

Cork v Offaly

Referee – Aiden O Brien

Pairc Ui Rinn 14:00

Match Preview

Offaly camogie team ready to surprise Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn

By Paul O’Neill for the RTE web site

Tina Hannon says Offaly want to march directly into the All-Ireland Camogie semi-finals as they chase a spot in the last four for the second time in just their third year as a senior county. Offaly have been a revelation since playing their first Championship game at the highest level in 2011. While they failed to make the knockout stages that season, the Faithful County advanced to the semi-finals last year and are assured of a place in the quarter-finals at the very least ahead of the last series of games in the group phase. Offaly, though, have a tall order on their hands if they are to go straight into the semi-finals as they must beat Cork, who are the favourites with many followers of the game to lift the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championship title this year.

But forward Hannon insists Offaly will face into Saturday’s Group 2 showdown at Páirc Uí Rinn believing they are capable of pulling off a shock win. “We know that we will still have the opportunity to get into the semi-finals even if we do not defeat Cork, but we are keen to take the direct route,” insisted Hannon. “The way we see it is that we are only 60 minutes away from the semi-finals, so one big push will give us a great chance of getting the right result. “In the two games we have had so far – against Dublin and Tipperary – we played quite well for about half of each of them. Now it is a case of performing at our best for a full game and we feel we can do that.

The way we see it is that we are only 60 minutes away from the semi-finals” – Tina Hannon “However we realise just how hard it promises to be against Cork as they have been exceptional this year. They won the National League when finishing with a 100 per cent record and – like us – have been victorious in all of their Championship games to date,” she added. “We can understand why they are strongly fancied to top the group and take a place in the semi-finals but perhaps we can do like what many Offaly football and hurling teams have done over the years and upset the odds.”

While Offaly have adapted well to life at camogie’s senior level, not all counties have done so well after making the jump up. Over the last 11 years Antrim and Derry have joined the senior ranks but have lasted no more than three years after failing to make a significant breakthrough – although Derry have returned this season. But Hannon revealed Offaly did not know what the future held when they chose to go senior.

She added: “When we came up it was a real step into the unknown. “It was a case of waiting to see how we got on but we were anxious to give it our best and make it a success. “The first season was particularly tough because, apart from getting used to a faster and more physical sort of game, we also had seven Championship outings in as many weeks. “Last year was not quite as hectic while we had got to grips with the intensity and we had a good draw which helped our prospects of progressing. “To some, reaching the semi-finals might have been seen as fortunate on our part but we have been determined this year to show that we got there on merit and can keep producing similar runs on a regular basis.”

Offaly’s progress is all the more remarkable considering they have had a different manager for each of the seasons they have spent as a senior side. After leading them up, Joachim Kelly continued for the first year of their adventure and was succeeded by John Troy – who opted out after one season to be replaced by current boss Aidan Franks. But Hannon does not believe the chopping and changing has harmed the team. Hannon explained: “While the managers have altered, quite a bit has stayed the same and that has allowed for plenty of continuity. “For a start, the squad has remained largely the same with some new players coming in and others leaving. The new managers have retained some of the ideas of their predecessors although understandably they have brought their own too and that has provided freshness which can be welcome.” Offaly will be without Aoife Kelly for the Cork clash as she is unavailable but Arlene Watkins could feature at some stage after last week returning to training following a lay-off with a broken ankle.

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Wexford 1-16 Clare 1-8

Wexford defeated Clare by 1-16 to 1-8 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday July 20th at Wexford Park.

Fixture Details

Saturday 20th July 2013

Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Grp 1

Wexford v Clare

Referee – Cathal Egan

Wexford Park 17:00

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