Munster GAA Senior Football Q-Final – Tipperary 2-14 Limerick 1-11

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 2-14 to 1-11 in the Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday May 31st at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Munster SFC: Tipperary ease past Limerick


Report from the web site

Tipperary set up a Munster senior football semi-final with Cork after a storming victory against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.
Goals from Barry Grogan and Philip Austin in each half helped Tipp to their first provincial championship win since 2003 as Peter Creedon’s side impressed in their first championship outing following their successful Division IV campaign.

After a bright opening saw the sides level at 0-2 each, referee Anthony Nolan showed Ciarán McDonald a black card for a foul on Ian Ryan. But instead of Limerick kicking on, Tipperary hit the game’s significant score two minutes later when Barry Grogan finished easily to the net after a booming punt into the large rectangle. Tipperary dominated until the break and led 1-7 to 0-6 at half-time, but once Austin hit Tipperary’s second goal three minutes after the break the win was almost secure.

Had Grogan converted his 41st minute penalty there would have been no doubt after Donal O’Sullivan fouled Ian Fahey, but the Limerick stopper pulled off a fine save to deny the impressive attacker. Limerick were well beaten, but they still mustered a strong finish when Eoin Hanrahan converted a penalty nine minutes from time to put six points between the sides, but Tipp held on to take the win.
Scorers for Tipperary: B Grogan 1-4 (3f), P Austin 1-2, P Acheson 0-2, C O’Riordan, C Sweeney (1f), M Quinlivan, R Kiely, G Hannigan, B Fox 0-1 each

Scorers for Limerick: E Hanrahan 1-4 (1-0 pen, 3f), I Ryan 0-4 (3f), G Collins, D Tracey, I Corbett 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; G Mulhair, P Codd, C McDonald; C O’Riordan, R Kiley, P Acheson; S O’Brien, G Hannigan; P Austin, I Fahey, B Fox; C Sweeney, M Quinlivan, B Grogan
Subs: J Coghlan for McDonald (BC 9), A Campbell for Mulhair (30-33 blood), S Grogan for B Grogan (48-50 blood), B Mulvhill for Fahey (57), S Grogan for O’Brien (57), C Dillon for Austin (68).

LIMERICK: D O’Sullivan; S O’Dea, C Moran, J McCarthy; I Corbett, S Lucey, P Browne; T Lee, D Tracey; M Brosnan, C Sheehan, S Buckley; E Hanrahan, G Collins, I Ryan
Subs: J Riordan for Sheehan (28), J Galvin for Brosnan (28), P Ranahan for Browne (40), G Hegarty for Tracey (53),

Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)

Team News

Tipperary (SF v Limerick) – Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard); Ger Mulhair (Arravale Rovers), Paddy Codd (Killenaule – Captain), Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow); Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens), Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers); Steven O’Brien (Ballina), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers); Philip Austin (Borrisokane), Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Brian Fox (Eire Óg Annacarty); Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), Barry Grogan (Aherlow)

LIMERICK V TIPPERARY: Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen); Colm Moran (Monaleen), Johnny McCarthy (St Kierans), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Iain Corbett (Newcastle West), Stephen Lucey (Croom), Paudie Browne (Fr Caseys); Tom Lee (Ballylanders), Darragh Treacy (St Kierans); Micheal Brosnan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Cian Sheehan (Newcastle West), Seanie Buckley, captain (Dromcollogher-Broadford); Eoin Hanrahan (St Patricks), Ger Collins (Monaleen), Ian Ryan (St Senans).

Ticket Information

Tickets for this game are now available for sale online and via Centra & Supervalu stores. See the ticket pricing structure below.

Adults General Admission – €15
Students / OAPs General Admission – €10
(purchase an Adult ticket at €15 & get a €5 concession on entry via a designated stile subject to the production of valid ID)
Under 16s free

To book your tickets now, visit or click here

Munster GAA Championship Dual Package – Limerick v Tipperary

An individual pre-purchasing a package ticket for the both the Limerick / Tipperary Football Quarter-Final in the Gaelic Grounds (on Saturday May 31st) and the Limerick / Tipperary Hurling Semi-Final in Thurles (on Sunday June 1st) will get €10 off the overall price. For example, instead of purchasing a general admission adult ticket at €15 for the football and a €30 covered stand ticket for the hurling (total of €45), by availing of the package ticket the price will be reduced from €45 to €35.

Note that the Dual Package must be pre-purchased via or Centra & Supervalu outlets and subscribers will get 1 ticket which will work for the games on both May 31st and June 1st.

Adults Covered Stand (Hurling) + Adults General Admission (Football) – €35
Adults Terrace (Hurling) + Adults General Admission (Football) – €20

The usual Student / OAP concessions will also apply, meaning that a person in these categories will get entry to both games for just €20 using the package to gain entry to the Covered Stand for the Hurling game and just €10 if you wish to watch the Hurling game from the Terrace.

Student / OAP Covered Stand (Hurling)
+ Student / OAP General Admission (Football) – €20

(purchase an Adult package ticket at €35 & get a €5 concession on entry to the Football game and a €10 concession on entry to the Hurling game via a designated stile on each night subject to the production of valid ID)

Student / OAP Terrace (Hurling) + Student / OAP General Admission (Football) – €10
(purchase an Adult package ticket at €20 & get a €5 concession on entry to both games via a designated stile on each night subject to the production of valid ID)

Click here to purchase the Package deal for the Football and Hurling games

Gaelic Grounds Map
Gaelic Grounds Route Map

When – Saturday May 30th at 7pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)
Standby Referee – Rory Hickey (Clare)
Linesman – Jerome Henry (Mayo)
Sideline Official – Sean Joy (Kerry)
Umpires – Damien Byrne, Donal O’Keeffe, Seamus Farrell, Peter Case (Wicklow)

Next Round – the winners play Cork in the Munster Semi-Final on Saturday June 21st at 7pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

For the Record

Limerick Tipperary
2014 Team Manager John Brudair Peter Creedon
2013 Championship Performance Lost quarter-final to Cork by 3-17 to 0-8 at Gaelic Grounds on May 25th.Lost Qualifiers Round 1 game to Longford by 2-14 to 0-8 at Pearse Park, Longford on June 29th. Lost quarter-final to Kerry by 2-19 to 0-8 at Fitzgerald Stadium on May 26th.Lost Qualifiers Round 1 game to Galway by 1-12 to 0-11 at Pearse Stadium, Galway on June 29th.
Number of Munster Senior Football titles 1 9
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1896 1935
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 25
Won – 10
Lost – 14
Drawn – 1
Played – 18
Won – 2
Lost – 14
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship May 24th 2009 at Semple Stadium (Munster Quarter Final) –
Limerick 1-11 Tipperary 1-9.
Limerick led by 1-4 to 0-0 after 10 minutes and fought off a spirited second half comeback by Tipperary to win by 2 points


Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2014


Saturday May 31st

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick          Limerick v Tipperary                     @ 7pm

Saturday June 7th

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare v Waterford                           @ 7pm


Saturday June 21st

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork             Cork v Limerick or Tipperary      @ 7pm

Saturday June 21st or Sunday June 22nd

@ Cusack Park, Ennis or               Clare or Waterford v Kerry           @ TBC

Fraher Field, Dungarvan


Sunday July 6th

2pm throw-in

Useful Information

Both Tipperary and Clare were promoted from the Allianz Football League Division 4 this year with Tipperary defeating Clare in the final to secure the Division 4 title.

The average number of scores per game in the Munster Senior Football championship since 2008:

2008 – 21 scores per game; 2009 – 24; 2010 – 28; 2011 – 33; 2012 – 27; 2013 – 30.8.

Since 2000, Limerick have won as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship (10) than Tipperary (2), Clare (6) and Waterford (2) combined. Only 3 of those 10 Limerick victories have come at home, against Waterford in 2004 (1-18 to 0-7), versus Clare in 2006 (2-5 to 0-8) and against Waterford in 2012 (2-12 to 0-7).

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship as they have lost, 5 draws (all v Cork) as compared to 5 defeats in 38 matches played.

Tipperary have lost their first game in the Munster Senior Football Championship in the last 10 seasons. Tipperary’s last Munster SFC victory came in the first round in 2003 when helped by 11 points by Declan Browne, the Premier County defeated Waterford at Walsh Park by 0-18 to 1-12. They have lost to Kerry the last 4 years in a row.

Waterford have won 2 matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship since 1988. Both victories have come at the expense of Clare in games played at Fraher Field Dungarvan – a 1-6 to 0-7 victory in 2007 and a 1-10 to 0-9 win in 2010.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (75) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013

Cork (37) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior 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 1888 –

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 13 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

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Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Limerick 1-13 Tipperary 1-10

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 1-13 to 1-10 in the Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday May 31st at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Limerick victors over Tipperary in Munster junior football championship

Report from the Limerick Leader newspaper

LIMERICK secondary football teams haven’t had a good season so far but honour was restored on Saturday evening when the juniors recorded an impressive 1-13 to 1-10 victory over Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds.

Despite facing the breeze, Limerick were first off the mark when Jamie Lee converted a first-minute free before Ross McGrath equalised. The hosts’ answer was immediate as Thomas Butler won the kickout and found Peter Nash who, despite stumbiling on his first attempt to gather, recovered to hammer an unstoppable shot on the turn to the net.

The goal broke the ice as both sides began to move with greater conviction as Lee followed up with a point and Seán Flynn hit back with a free. Strikes from Keith Hartnett and Nash opened up a gap of five and it edged out to six as Lee and Tony McCarthy found the target after Dean McEnroe’s reply. Coming up to the break, Tipp brought on three subs and, with Darren Lowry’s introduction gave them a greater presence in midfield, Flynn and McEnroe’s free narrowed the deficit to 1-6 to 0-5.

After Lee was met by Flynn’s free, Bill Creamer, Nash and Lee looked to have put Limerick into a match-winning lead but the momentum stalled when McEnroe slipped in behind the last line of defence to give Gary Neville no chance with a rising shot to the far corner. Flynn then followed up with a free and, although Lee replied off a huge Creamer delivery, Thomas Hanley and another Flynn free had Tipp on a roll.

With Limerick conceding turnovers to technical fouls, the visitors had their chances to edge even closer but the gap stayed at two as chances were snapped wide of the posts. It gave Limerick the chance to recover and they might have killed the game off when Jason Mullins was fould inside the square but had to settle for a point as the referee waved advantage. Hartnett’s ‘45’ edged them briefly into the comfort zone with three minutes to go but McEnroe’s free, which earned Mark Phelan a black card, waved Tipp the lifeline of anequalising goal. A free dropping into the square fluttered Limerick hearts but the defence held its nerve as the ball was booted to safety, the whistle blew and the cheering began.

SCORERS: LIMERICK: Jamie Lee 0-6 (2 frees), Peter Nash 1-2, Keith Hartnett 0-2 (1 ‘45’), Tony McCarthy, Bill Creamer, Jason Mullins 0-1 each; TIPPERARY: Dean McEnroe 1-3 (2 frees), Seán Flynn 0-5 (4 frees), Ross McGrath, Thomas Hanley 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: Gary Neville; Bill Creamer, Wayne Cronin, Mark Phelan; Tony McCarthy, Brian Noonan, Kevin Brosnan; Tossie Butler, Colin Madden; Keith Hartnett, Pedter Nash, Garrett Noonan; Jason Mullins, Jamie Lee, Mark O’Sullivan
Subs: John Ryan for Garrett Noonan (35 mins), Andy Murphy for Mark O’Sullivan (42 mins), Eoin O’Donnell for Jamie Lee (57 mins), Michael O’Sullivan for Mark Phelan (black card 59 mins).

TIPPERARY: Evan Comerford; Pearse Richardson, James Feehan, Conor O’Sullivan; Laurence Coskeran, John Hennessy, Thomas Hassett; Alan Rockett, Ross McGrath; Cathal Scully, Thomas Hanley, Dean McEnroe; Seán Flynn, Seán Patrick Guerins, David McGrath
Subs: Darren Lowry for Alan Rockett (24 mins), Colman Kennedy for Cathal Scully (25 mins), Jason Lonergan for Thomas Hassett (28 mins), Greg Henry for Ross McGrath (38 mins), Paul Shanahan for Seán Patrick Guerins (42 mins).

REFEREE: Michael Collins (Cork)

Team News

Tipperary (JF v Limerick) – Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan/Kilcash); Pearse Richardson (Arravale Rovers), James Feehan (Killenaule), Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); Laurence Coskeran (Aherlow), John Hennessy (Aherlow – Captain), Thomas Hassett (Moyne-Templetuohy); Alan Rockett (Kilsheelan/Kilcash), Ross McGrath (Monaleen, Limerick – Vice-Captain); Cathal Scully (JK Brackens), Thomas Hanley (Aherlow), Dean McEnroe (JK Brackens), Sean Flynn (Fr Sheehys), Sean Patrick Geurins (JK Brackens), David McGrath (Moyle Rovers)

Throw-In For Munster Football As Tipp Meet Limerick

The Munster Football Championship gets underway this weekend as Tipperary travel to the Gaelic Grounds to face Limerick. Premier coach Michael McGeehan and Treaty manager John Brudair give an insight into their team’s preparations for the 2014 season. The counties have met 33 times in the Munster championship with Tipperary having won 21 times to Limerick’s ten while they have been two draws. Limerick have won the last three championship clashes with Tipperary in 2009-2008-2004, leaving the Shannonsiders seeking their first win over their neighbours since 1998. Saturday’s winners will play Cork in the Munster semi-final on June 21st.

Christy Ring Cup Semi-Final – Kerry 3-20 Mayo 1-18

Kerry defeated Mayo by 3-20 to 1-18 in the Christy Ring Cup Semi-Final on Saturday May 31st at MacHale Park Castlebar.

Mayo 1-18 Kerry 3-20

Report from

Kerry continued their excellent year with an eight-point win over Mayo in Castlebar. Playing with the wind in the first half, Kerry sent out a statement of intent straight from the throw-in when Shane Nolan found the net and they had 1-6 on the scoreboard by the time Ciarán Charlton got Mayo off the mark. Kerry continued their dominance throughout the first half, with Pádraig Nolan and David Butler adding goals to make the half-time score 3-14 to 0-5. Mayo, who missed dual star Keith Higgins, were much improved after the restart, helped by a Seán Regan goal and some points by Brian Higgins and Kenny Feeney, but John Egan’s point-taking helped Kerry safely over the line and into their second consecutive final.

Team News

Kerry team to play Mayo has been announced –

1. Tadhg Flynn Causeway
2. Bryan Murphy Causeway
3. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley
4. Dougie Fitzell Kilmoyley
5. Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills
6. Darren Dineen St Brendans
7. Thomas Casey Causeway
8. John Griffin Lixnaw
9. Colm Harty Causeway
10. Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
11. Daniel Collins Kilmoyley
12. Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
13. David Butler Knockavilla Kickhams
14. Padraig Boyle Ballyduff
15. John Egan St Brendans (Captain)

16. Nicky Leen Ballyduff
17. Darragh O’Connell Abbeydorney
18. Keith Carmody Causeway
19. Philip Lucid Ballyheigue
20. Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
21. Jason Casey Ballyheigue
22. Jason Leahy Causeway
23. Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney
24. Liam Boyle Ballyduff
25. Anthony Fealy Causeway
26. Giles O’Grady Ballyduff

Christy Ring Semi Final in Castlebar

Kerry have lost the toss for the staging of the Christy Ring semi final v Mayo and the game now goes ahead in MacHale Pk Castlebar on Saturday next. Kerry have requested a 1pm throw in time for travelling purposes. ​It is hoped to name the Kerry team after training on Wednesday night.

Paths to the Semi Finals
Kerry 4-31 Derry 0-11
Kildare 1-16 Kerry 3-18
Mayo 0-20 Armagh 1-14
Mayo 0-15 Meath 0-16
Wicklow 0-14 Mayo 1-15

Match Preview

Mayo v Kerry, Elverys MacHale Park, 1pm

Christy Ring Cup favourites Kerry travel to Castlebar to play Mayo in the first semi-final at 1pm. Kerry were pipped at the finishing post by Down last year, but they have been very impressive in 2014; winning the Allianz Hurling League Division IIA and crushing Derry in their Christy Ring opener before seeing off Kildare to book a last-four place.

Mayo beat Armagh in their first match and although they were edged out by Meath in round two, they returned to winning ways against Wicklow in Arklow last week. Mayo managed to finish just fourth in Division IIB of the league, but Kerry need only look at the shock results last Saturday – both Mayo’s win and both Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals – to stave off any danger of complacency.

Shane Nolan, Pádraig Boyle, Darragh O’Connell, John Egan and Colm Harty have been in fine form for Kerry, while Mayo will need Kenny Feeney, Fergal Boland, Declan Gallagher, Seán Regan and dual star Keith Higgins on top of their game if they are to take a big result.

Munster GAA Under 15 Super 10’s

This year Munster GAA will again run their ‘Super 10’s’ at various venues throughout the province. In total 96 clubs and 1200 players from all six counties will participate.

Munster Under 15 Super 10s Club Football Groupings 2014

Munster Under 15 Super 10s Club Hurling Groupings 2014

A novel initiative, it involves club teams from around the province entering a panel of 12 players for a 10-a-side competition on a shortened pitch (between the 2 20m lines). The games are very fast and exciting with higher scores being recorded than your typical 15-a-side game due to less defenders being on the pitch and more space being available to forwards.

This competition which is now entering its fourth year has gone from strength and is proving very popular with the young hurlers and footballers of the province . First round blitzes will take place on Saturday May 31st with the finals in Mallow GAA Complex a fortnight later on June 14th.

This is an ideal opportunity for clubs to provide their young players with a chance to develop their skills through playing games against opposition from other counties.

While the winning teams in each group will qualify for the Munster Final from the initial blitz days, the emphasis will nevertheless be on participation, fun and enjoyment. Every participating player will receive a specially designed Munster GAA Training Jersey. The overall winning club in both hurling and football will receive a set of portable juvenile goalposts.

Clubs can apply to participate by contacting their local Games Development Administrators or County Games Manager. As numbers per county are limited clubs are advised to apply early.

‘Round The Square Superscores: Week 2

Check out some of the best hurling and football scores from the weekend of May 24th / 25th.


Munster GAA Senior Hurling Q-Final – Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21

Cork and Waterford drew in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday May 25th in Semple Stadium Thurles on a scoreline of 1-21 to 1-21.

The replay is fixed for Sunday June 8th at 3:30pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Click here for details of €5 pre-purchase discounted tickets for the replay

Munster SH: Cork and Waterford to meet again


Report from the web site

Waterford were on the cusp of a famous Munster championship victory for long stretches of Sunday afternoon’s Munster Senior Hurling championship quarter final at Semple Stadium but as Derek McGrath’s youthful side tired in the closing stages, they were gradually reeled in by Cork and now must do it all over again at the same stage in a fortnight.

Cork will go into that game with all the momentum after they retrieved a nine point deficit midway through the second half, but they were effectively playing against fourteen men for the last few minutes as Derek McGrath had used all his substitutions and Austin Gleeson was hobbled by an injury, a handicap which was to have a huge bearing on the tie in the closing moments. Substitute Bill Cooper scrambled home a close range goal to initiate their revival and he also added a point in a one-sided final quarter in which Cork scored nine points to just one Waterford reply at their peak.

Waterford fielded a youthful team, partially due to necessity and partially in an attempt to exploit some of the up and coming talent in the county and this tactic bore real fruit in the early stages as they hurled with real freedom and passion, overwhelming Cork in most sectors of the field.
Five of the first six points went their way and while Cork responded with some really elegant scores, none better than Aidan Walsh’s wonderful sideline cut, they simply had no answer for the pace and ferocity of the Waterford men.

Cork’s lack of goalscoring power was a huge issue for them all last season and again during the spring when they drew a blank in three of their six league games, and it looked as if the same issue would come back to haunt them in this game when Pat Horgan sent their only first half goal chance over the bar from a 20m free. 2013 minor sensation Austin Gleeson responded with a stunning score to make it 0-13 to 0-7 at the break.
Horgan again threatened to change the momentum of the tie when he split the uprights for his first score from play immediately after the restart and Cork went on to add three of the next five points, including another Cadogan effort when he could have gone for goal but elected to chip over the point. However the tide turned again thanks to Gleeson, who made an early bid for goal of the season with a scintillating run and strike into the top corner.

Shane Walsh and Pauric Mahony added scores to stretch their lead but Cork finally arrested the slide when Bill Cooper scrambled the ball over the line for a scrappy goal and having expended so much energy in the early stages of the tie, Waterford began to tire visibly.
Horgan added two more points from play while Cooper also added another neat score as Cork gradually reeled in their opponents and when Horgan sent a sumptuous strike over the crossbar from seventy metres out to reduce the deficit to one with ten to play, Cork looked like they would get their noses in front before the final whistle. They did draw level but Séamus Prendergast struck against the run of play to give Waterford a one point lead in injury time.

Derek McGrath had been forced to use all of his substitutions by the hour mark in an attempt to keep his team fresh and this approach was to come back and haunt him however as Austin Gleeson hobbled through the closing stages of the tie with an injury. The teenager came in late on Anthony Nash as the keeper was making a clearance and left Brian Gavin with little choice but to give a free from where the ball landed, on the edge of the Waterford “D”. Horgan duly tapped over the free and ensured another day out for both sets of supporters on Sunday week.

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-12 (0-8f, 0-1 ’65), B Cooper 1-1, A Cadogan 0-4, A Walsh 0-2 (0-1 s/l), C Lehane & S Harnedy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: P Mahony 0-11 (0-9f), A Gleeson 1-2 (0-1 s/l), B O’Sullivan 0-2, B Coughlan, T Burke, J Nagle, J Dillon, S Walsh, S Prendergast 0-1 each.

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; D Kearney, A Walsh; C McCarthy, C Lehane, P Cronin; A Cadogan, S Harnedy, P Horgan. Subs: B Cooper for McCarthy (HT), B Lawton for Kearney (50), S Moylan for Cronin (52), J Coughlan for Harnedy (64)

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; N Connors, L Lawlor, B Coughlan; J Nagle, K Moran, T Burke; M Walsh, E Barrett; A Gleeson, J Dillon, P Mahony; C Dunford, S Walsh, B O’Sullivan. Subs: R Foley for Barrett (21), S Fives for Coughlan (42), R Barry for Dunford (47), D Breathnach for Dillon (52), S Prendergast for Walsh (58)

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

Encouraging signs of life in old rivalry

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21

Remember those titanic Munster championship tussles between Cork and Waterford in the last decade? With the passing on of the baton from those two special generations in the respective counties many thought we had seen an end to that rivalry, that perhaps Waterford were now falling behind. Not on the evidence of this game.

“It’s great,” was Waterford manager Derek McGrath’s reaction. “I didn’t read much in the run-up but Donal Óg Cusack [Cork keeper of that era, now with the Irish Examiner] had talked about the rivalry and it’s a good start to the Munster championship — we’ll see where it goes.” The hurling wasn’t quite as epic as in those other great games, the occasion not quite as electrifying but still this was a contest to warm the heart on a chilly afternoon.

With a host of front-line players absent due to injury (Stephen Daniels, Phillip Mahony, Darragh Fives, Stephen Molumphy, Jamie Barron, Stephen Bennett, Shane O’Sullivan, Brian O’Halloran), and playing four championship debutants, Waterford were expected to struggle against last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists. These lads hadn’t read that particular script, though.

From the outset Waterford took the game to the hot favourites (1/4 in some places), led 0-5 to 0-1 after 10 minutes, wing-backs Jamie Nagle and Tadhg Burke both getting on the scoresheet. Cork, playing into an awkward diagonal breeze, did eventually get into the game, with debutant Alan Cadogan really causing problems, but were even further behind at the break, 0-13 to 0-7, and in real trouble.

In fact had Waterford made the most of their opportunities in that opening half this game could well have been over even at that stage, and the nine wides they hit would eventually cost the Déise dearly. Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy was a worried man as they headed for the dressing room. “It was something similar to our league games. We didn’t seem to be up to the pace again, like against Tipperary here [beaten in the league quarter-final]. Waterford took the game to us, and we conceded quite a lot of scores.”

It would get worse for Cork before it got better, a lot worse. In the opening seven minutes of the second half they began to look a bit more like the team that did so well last year, reducing the deficit to four with points from Patrick Horgan (two), Conor Lehane and the bubbling Cadogan, against one each from Shane O’Sullivan and Pauric Mahony.

Then came the score of this game, in fact a score to match any we’ve seen in the recent rich rivalry. Winning possession from an under-hit Aidan Walsh sideline, Austin Gleeson took off on a solo that would eventually see him beat not alone almost the entire Cork defence, but also All Star goalkeeper Anthony Nash — a goal of ultimate class from a hurler of consummate ability.

Two points on top of that goal (one each from Shane Walsh and Mahony) and Waterford were in the driving seat, nine points ahead with only 22 minutes to play (1-17 to 0-11). But if this is a Cork team that has made a habit of getting itself into deep holes, this is also a Cork team that has made a habit of digging themselves out, a team of rare character.

It started yesterday with Youghal’s Bill Cooper. Introduced at half-time, Cooper immediately made his presence felt. In the 48th minute, the ball having broken from a brilliant Stephen O’Keeffe off a well-placed Patrick Horgan shot, the Waterford defence were slow to clear, Bill used that power and presence to score from about four inches, forcing the ball across the line, and it was game back on.

Now it was Cork with their tails up, Waterford on the back foot, and from there to the finish the Rebels were the ones on top. Cooper would score again, a point this time, as would Aidan Walsh and Alan Cadogan, but the man who really broke Waterford hearts was the Glen’s Patrick Horgan. He had dallied at wing-forward for a few minutes at the throw-in before moving into corner-forward, where he spent more than a few minutes in the pocket of Noel Connors. Released to the wing, though, in the final quarter Patrick was a new man — was the man in fact — scorer of seven points as Cork came back to draw. An absolute classic? No, but a good one, a worthy one, and perhaps the dawn of another era.

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-12 (8f, 1 65); A Cadogan 0-4; B Cooper 1-1; A Walsh 0-2 (1 s/l); C Lehane, S Harnedy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: P Mahony 0-11 (9f); A Gleeson 1-2 (0-1 s/l); J Nagle 0-2; B O’Sullivan 0-2; T Burke, S Walsh, J Dillon, S Prendergast, 0-1 each.

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; A Walsh, D Kearney; C McCarthy, C Lehane, P Cronin (c); A Cadogan, S Harnedy, P Horgan
Subs for Cork: B Cooper for McCarthy (35); B Lawton for Kearney (50); S Moylan for Cronin (53); J Coughlan for Harnedy (65).

Waterford: S O’Keeffe; N Connors, L Lawlor, B Coughlan; J Nagle, K Moran, T Burke; M Walsh (c), E Barrett; C Dunford, Pauric Mahony, A Gleeson; B O’Sullivan, S Walsh, J Dillon
Subs for Waterford: R Foley for Barrett (inj 22); S Fives for Coughlan (42); R Barry for Dunford (47); D Breathnach for Dillon (53); S Prendergast for Walsh (59).

Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)



70th minute, game tied, Shane O’Sullivan, bearing down on the Cork goal, saw his attempted a pass to a loose man intercepted brilliantly by Shane O’Neill. Had that pass gone to hand, game over.

Talk of the town

Teenager Austin Gleeson, and that goal, nine minutes into the second half, putting Waterford nine points clear.

Did that just happen?

Yes, that goal. When Austin collected an Aidan Walsh line ball he was 70m from the Cork goal. The teenager took off, beat several Cork defenders, left several others in his slipstream, then beat Anthony Nash with a ferocious shot. As good as we’ve seen.

Best on show

Gleeson for that goal and a couple of points, Nagle and Connors in defence, all Waterford; O’Neill for Cork, along with impact sub Bill Cooper, but debutant Alan Cadogan gets it

Sideline superior

Waterford definitely at the start, had their team primed, Kevin Moran switched to centre-back with Brick Walsh; Cork did better after half-time, sub Bill Cooper a major impact

The man in black

Brian Gavin (Offaly) missed too many blatant calls.

What’s next?

Replay on Sunday week, June 8, in Semple Stadium again.


Audio – Cork Senior Hurling Manager
Jimmy Barry Murphy

Audio – Waterford Senior Hurling Selector
William Maher

Audio – Waterford Senior Hurler
Stephen Daniels

Audio – Cork Senior Hurling Captain
Pa Cronin

Team News

Cork (SH v Waterford): Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Damien Cahalane, Stephen McDonnell; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Lorcán McLoughlin; Daniel Kearney, Aidan Walsh; Conor Lehane, Cian McCarthy, Patrick Cronin; Alan Cadogan, Séamus Harnedy, Patrick Horgan.

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has handed Munster Championship débuts to dual players Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarr’s), who played in a an All-Ireland qualifier against Wexford in 2012, and 2010 All-Ireland Senior Football medallist Aidan Walsh (Kanturk). There are also first Championship starts for Millstreet’s Mark Ellis and Alan Cadogan of Douglas, who both featured strongly in this year’s Allianz League, with the latter also starring for the Cork U21 footballers. The remaining eleven players all started for Cork in the All-Ireland Final replay last year, with Brian Murphy having since retired and Luke O’Farrell unavailable through injury. Conor O’Sullivan and William Egan, who also started that replay, are named in the substitutes, as is Paudie O’Sullivan, who returns to the panel after a year-long absence through injury.

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to play Cork on Sunday afternoon next in the opening game of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship has been announced.

WATERFORD (SH v Cork): Stephen O’Keeffe; Tadhg de Búrca, Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors; Jamie Nagle, Michael Walsh, Barry Coughlan; Kevin Moran, Eddie Barrett; Colin Dunford, Pauric Mahony, Austin Gleeson; Brian O’Sullivan, Shane Walsh, Jake Dillon.

Ticket Information

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Adults Uncovered Stand – €20
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Match Officials

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)
Umpires: Michael Gavin, PJ Lawless, David Gavin, William Flynn (All Offaly)
Standby Referee: James Owens (Wexford)
Linesman: Alan Kelly (Galway)
4th Official: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

For the Record




2014 Team Manager

Jimmy Barry Murphy

Derek McGrath

2013 Championship Performance

Defeated Clare by 0-23 to 0-15 in Munster semi-final.

Lost to Limerick by 0-24 to 0-15 in Munster final.

Defeated Kilkenny by 0-19 to 0-14 in All Ireland quarter-final

Defeated Dublin by 1-24 to 1-19 in All Ireland semi-final

Drew 3-16 to 0-25 with Clare in All Ireland final

Lost replay to Clare by 5-16 to 3-16.

Lost to Clare by 2-20 to 1-15 in Munster quarter-final

Defeated Offaly by 0-21 to 1-14 in preliminary round of All Ireland series

Defeated Westmeath by 3-22 to 0-14 in Phase 1 of All Ireland series

Lost to Kilkenny by 1-22 to 2-16 aet in Phase 3 of the All Ireland series

Number of Munster Senior Hurling titles



Last Munster Senior Hurling Title



Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 26
Won – 15
Lost –  10
Drawn – 1
Played – 27
Won – 14
Lost –  10
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship July 17th 2010 – Waterford 1-16 Cork 1-13 aet (Munster Final replay at Semple Stadium Thurles) – An 83rd minute goal by current Waterford selector, Dan Shanahan, proved to be the difference between the sides after 2 epic encounters in 6 days. Click here for report

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship 2014


Sunday May 25th  

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Cork v Waterford                            4pm

Sunday June 1st

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Limerick v Tipperary                     4pm

Sunday June 15th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Clare v Waterford or Cork            4pm
or Semple Stadium Thurles


Sunday July 13th

4pm throw-in 

Useful Information

The 4 games in the 2013 Munster Senior Hurling Championship produced an average of 37.5 scores per game. However the average was higher in the previous 2 years with 40.5 scores per game in 2012 and 43 scores per game in the 2011 Munster SHC. It was 34 scores per match in the 2010 Munster SHC. The highest scoring game in 2013 yielded 39 scores, the Munster final victory for Limerick over Cork by 0-24 to 0-15.

Waterford (Derek McGrath) and Limerick (TJ Ryan) both have new managers for the 2014 season. All 5 counties are managed by natives of their own county.

The Munster Championship will be without 2 players this year who played in over 40 Munster championships between them – Tony Browne of Waterford and Brendan Cummins of Tipperary.

The last 6 Cork v Waterford games in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have produced 27 goals.

It’s 8 years since Cork won the Munster championship – the longest gap since the 10 year period between their 1956 and 66 wins.

Cork have 3 current hurling All Stars – Anthony Nash, Seamus Harnedy and Patrick Horgan while Waterford have none. In 2012, Waterford won 2 – Kevin Moran and John Mullane while Cork’s only recipient was Nash.

Tipperary have won 10 of their last 12 matches in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship dating back to 2008, winning 4 of the 6 Munster titles on offer in that period. Their only defeats came at the hands of Cork in May 2010, a 3-15 to 0-14 defeat at Pairc Ui Chaoimh and in June 2013, a 1-18 to 1-15 defeat at Páirc na nGael by Limerick.

Until last year, Limerick had won only 1 of their previous 17 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches, a victory over Tipperary in the 2007 Munster Semi-Final 2nd replay at Pairc na nGael. During that period, Limerick drew 5 times. Limerick’s last Championship victory away from Pairc na nGael came in 2001 with victories over Cork and Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Clare have not drawn a match in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship since finishing level with Tipperary in 1999.

Limerick and Tipperary have both lost 26 Munster Senior Hurling Finals. Cork have lost 30.

The first 3 games in the Munster Championship in 2014 will be refereed by the 3 men who between them have refereed the last 5 senior hurling All Irelands – Cork v Waterford (Brian Gavin – 2011 final and 2013 drawn final), Tipp v Limerick (Barry Kelly – 2012 drawn final) and Clare v Cork / Waterford (James McGrath – 2012 and 2013 replays). Interestingly, these 3 men refereed all 4 games in last year’s Munster championship with McGrath in charge of the quarter-final and final and Gavin and Kelly each refereeing a semi-final. They refereed 3 of the 4 games in the 2012 championship – Cathal McAllister of Cork refereed the final. Gavin and Kelly refereed 3 of the 4 games in 2011 – James Owens refereed the 4th.

Three of the 4 games in the 2013 Munster SH Championship were played in Páirc na nGael Limerick. In the previous 4 years only 2 Munster SHC games in total were played there.

With Limerick’s victory last year, Clare are the only one of the 5 participating counties not to have one the Munster SH Championship since the turn of the millennium.

Declan Hannon of Limerick was the top scorer in last year’s Munster championship with 0-17 from 2 games. Patrick Horgan of Cork was second in the list with 0-12 from 2 games.


Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (51) – 1888, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary (40) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (19) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996, 2013       

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA HURLING Senior 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 1888 –

Munster Senior HURLING Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990

All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 3 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 3 titles in 1914, 1995 and 1997 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

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Competition to win Tickets for Cork v Waterford

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition for tickets to the Cork v Waterford match on Sunday.

Score 1 – Paul Flynn’s goal in the 2004 Munster Senior Hurling Final was the choice of over 50% of entries. Congratulations to Seamus Power who was selected from the list of Paul Flynn entries and will receive 2 tickets for Sunday’s game.

Score 2 – Aisake O’Hailpin’s goal in the 2010 Munster Final was the most popular Cork score among those entered and James Tobin was selected from the list of Score 2 entries and will also receive 2 tickets for Sunday’s game.


Munster GAA Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Cork 1-21 Waterford 3-9

Cork defeated Waterford by 1-21 to 3-9 in the Munster GAA Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday May 25th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

O’Brien the scoring star as Cork defeat Waterford in Munster intermediate opener

Cork 1-21 Waterford 3-9

Report from the Web site

CORK MAINTAINED THEIR impressive record at intermediate hurling level with a six-point win over Waterford in today’s Munster quarter-final tie in Semple Stadium. The Rebels dominated the second-half with centre-forward Peter O’Brien outstanding as he chalked up 0-13 from play and placed balls throughout the course of the game.

Cork had been in front narrowly at the break by 1-9 to 2-4 after recovering from conceding two early goals to Waterford, who had Dungarvan duo Gavin Crotty and Ryan Donnelly on the mark. Cork also found the net in the early stages through Jamie Wall and the teams were level at 2-3 to 1-6 by the 20th minute mark before Cork pulled ahead by the half-time.

Waterford received a huge boost after the break when Donnelly got in for his second goal of the game with a superb finish past Cork goalkeeper Richie Cunningham. With captain Killian Fitzgerald extremely accurate from placed balls and Thomas Ryan floating over a sublime point from the wing, Waterford edged into a 3-8 to 1-11 lead by the 40th minute.

But Waterford’s challenge then collapsed as Cork took control and reeled off ten points without reply. O’Brien was the scorer in chief while Michael O’Sullivan, Ronan Crowley and Colm Spillane all chipped in with points during this time as well. It meant that Cork were 1-21 to 3-8 clear approaching full-time and a late score by Fitzgerald for Waterford rounded off proceedings. Cork now advance to a semi-final meeting with Clare on June 15th.

Scorers for Cork: Peter O’Brien 0-13 (0-8f), Jamie Wall 1-1, Colm Casey 0-2, Cormac Murphy, John Cronin, Michael O’Sullivan, Ronan Crowley, Colm Spillane 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: Killian Fitzgerald 0-7 (0-5f), Ryan Donnelly 2-0, Gavin Crotty 1-0, Tommy Ryan 0-1.

1. Richie Cunningham (Youghal)
17. Barra O Tuama (Castlemartyr)
3. Alan Dennehy (Charleville)
4. John O’Callaghan (Inniscarra – Captain)
5. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
6. Ross Cashman (Kilbrittain)
7. Michael Walsh (Kildorrery)
8. Nicky Kelly (Mayfield)
9. John Cronin (Lisgoold)
10. Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr)
11. Peter O’Brien (Kildorrery)
12. Michael O’Sullivan (Tracton)
13. Colm Casey (Inniscarra)
14. Jamie Wall (Kilbrittain)
15. Mark Kenefick (Ballygarvan)

1. Seanie Barry – Lismore
2. Colm Burke – Roanmore
3. Mark Wyse – Passage
4. Shane Roche – Shamrocks
5. Jason Roche – Passage
6. Kieran Power – Clonea
17. Seamus Keating – Ardmore
8. Pa Walsh – Passage
9. Stephen Roche – Mount Sion
10. Killian Fitzgerald – Passage (Captain)
11. Gavin Crotty – Dungarvan
12. Micheal Harney – Bonmahon
13. Tommy Connors – Passage
14. Ryan Donnelly – Dungarvan
15. Thomas Ryan – Tallow

Referee: Declan O’Driscoll (Limerick)

O’Brien switch to full-forward proves critical for the Rebels

Cork 1-21 Waterford 3-9


Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Cork produced a devastating final-quarter surge against Waterford to ease to a six-point win in the first round at Semple Stadium. Tommy Ryan’s stunning point from the right wing made it 3-8 to 1-11 in favour of Waterford after 42 minutes, but Cork then asserted themselves and, with Peter O’Brian in incredible scoring form, they overwhelmed their neighbours in a one-sided conclusion to an otherwise closely contested fixture.

A mistake from Waterford goalkeeper Seanie Barry allowed Mark Kenefick to feed Jamie Wall for the game’s first goal after eight minutes, but Ryan Donnelly replied in kind for the Deise men in the very next play. Three minutes later Waterford led for the first time when Donnelly played in Gavin Crotty and the centre-forward raised another green flag.

After the break, a lapse in defensive concentration allowed Donnelly to sneak in behind the full-back line, collect a handpass from captain Killian Fitzgerald and blast the sliothar to the net to restore Waterford’s lead and subsequent points from Fitzgerald and Ryan suggested that momentum might push them over the line. However, Cork gradually came back into the tie and the move of O’Brian to full-forward was critical, with four of his last five scores coming from open play as Waterford chased the game. Subs Colm Spillane and Ronan Crowley weighed in with excellent points to push the Rebels clear and set up a meeting with Clare in three weeks’ time.

Scorers – Cork: P O’Brien 0-13 (6fs, 1 ’65’), J Wall 1-1 (1f), C Casey 0-2, C Murphy, J Cronin, C Spillane, M O’Sullivan, R Crowley 0-1 each. Waterford: K Fitzgerald 0-7 (5fs), R Donnelly 2-0, G Crotty 1-0, T Ryan, S Keating 0-1 each.

CORK – R Cunningham; B O’Tuama, A Dennehy, J O’Callaghan; C Murphy, R Cashman, M Walsh; N Kelly, J Cronin; M O’Sullivan, P O’Brien, B Lawton; C Casey, J Wall, M Kenefick
Subs: D Drake for O’Sullivan (7 – temp), C Spillane for Kenefick (40), T Healy for Cashman (43), R Crowley for Lawton (51)

WATERFORD – S Barry; C Burke, M Wyse, Shane Roche; J Roche, K Power, P Walsh; Stephen Roche, S Keating; M Harney, G Crotty, K Fitzgerald; T Connors, R Donnelly, T Ryan
Subs: S Power for Keating (h-t), B O’Sullivan for Stephen Roche, J Lyons for S Power (50), M O’Brien for Harney (53).

REF – D O’Driscoll (Limerick)

Match Officials

Referee: Declan O’Driscoll (Limerick)

Umpires: Seamus Ryan, John Hurley, Senan O’Driscoll, Donie Browne (Limerick)

Standby Referee: Johnny Murphy (Limerick)

Linesman: Jason Mullins (Limerick)

4th Official: Brendan Stack (Limerick)

Team News

The Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Waterford in the Munster Quarter-Final on Sunday at 2pm in Thurles will line out as follows:

1. Richie Cunningham (Youghal)
2. Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy)
3. Alan Dennehy (Charleville)
4. John O’Callaghan (Inniscarra – Captain)
5. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
6. Ross Cashman (Kilbrittain)
7. Michael Walsh (Kildorrery)
8. Nicky Kelly (Mayfield)
9. John Cronin (Lisgoold)
10. Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr)
11. Peter O’Brian (Kildorrery)
12. Michael O’Sullivan (Tracton)
13. Colm Casey (Inniscarra)
14. Jamie Wall (Kilbrittain)
15. Mark Kenefick (Ballygarvan)

16. James Mc Sweeney (Bandon)
17. Barra Ó Tuama (Castlemartyr)
18. John Grace (Youghal)
19. Tadhg Healy (Buttevant)
20. Colm Barry (Castlelyons)
21. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
22. Ronan Crowley (Bandon)
23. David Drake (Carrigaline)
24. John Sheehan (Argideen Rangers)

Liam Hayes (Dromina) – Coach
Pat O’Connell (Delany’s)
Seamus Lawton (Castlemartyr)
Peter Brennan (Ballinhassig)
Jerry Linehan (Inniscarra)

Waterford Intermediate Hurling team to play Cork at 2.00 on Sunday in Semple Stadium.

1. Seanie Barry Lismore
2. Colm Burke Roanmore
3. Mark Wyse Passage
4. Shane Roche Shamrocks
5. Jason Roche Passage
6. Kieran Power Clonea
17. Seamus Keating Ardmore
8. Pa Walsh Passage
9. Stephen Roche Mount Sion
10. Killian Fitzgerald Passage Captain
11. Gavin Crotty Dungarvan
12. Micheal Harney Bonmahon
13. Tommy Connors Passage
14. Ryan Donnelly Dungarvan
15. Thomas Ryan Tallow

Munster Senior Camogie Final – Cork v Limerick

Cork will play Limerick in the Munster Senior Camogie Final on Saturday at 6:00pm in Charleville GAA.

The game will be preceded by the Munster Junior Camogie Semi-Final between Cork and Kerry at 4:00pm.

Munster Intermediate Camogie Final – Cork v Tipperary

Cork will play Tipperary in the Munster Intermediate Camogie Final on Saturday at 2:00pm in Kilmallock.

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