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Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Under 15 A Football (Corn An Bhráthair Choilm Taft) Final – St Flannan’s College Ennis 3-5 St Francis College Rochestown 2-7

St Flannan’s College Ennis defeated St Francis College Rochestown by 3-5 to 2-7 in the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Under 15 A Football (Corn An Bhráthair Choilm Taft) Final on Wednesday November 19th at Ballyagran.

Corn An Bhráthair Choilm Taft Final

St Flannan’s College (Ennis) 3-5 St Francis College (Rochestown) 2-7

Report by Diarmuid Sheehan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Flannan’s College Ennis were crowned the inaugural Corn An Bráthair Choilm Taft champions at Ballygaran yesterday after edging out Cork’s St Francis College Rochestown in a thriller.

The U15 football competition got the final it deserved at the Limerick venue with both sides putting in a terrific effort in front of a large and always vocal crowd.

St Flannan’s centre back Gearóid Cahill proved to be the hero of the hour bagging the winning goal late on – less than a minute after setting up his attacking colleague Philip Talty for the Clare boy’s second goal.

Cahill’s dominance was simply perfection as he strode through the Cork side’s midfield at will, causing no end of problems throughout. The number six also scored his side’s opening goal – a penalty in the sixth minute.

For the vanquished side the result was heart-breaking after they fought their way back to lead when a defeat had looked likely for long periods. Flannan’s led by 1-4 to 0-3 at the break.

Second half goals from Rory Doyle and midfielder Shane Downey looked to have given the rebel side the win only for Cahill’s late heroics and a wonderful save from St Flannan’s keeper Daniel Hickey who pushed a last minute game deciding penalty over the bar.

Scorers for St Flannan’s College: G Cahill 2-1 (1-0 pen); P Talty 1-2; E Thynne, K Considine 0-1 each (both frees).

St Francis College: R Doyle 1-3 (0-1 pen); S Downey 1-0; J Kabia 0-2; C O’Mahony, C Russell 0-1 each.

ST FLANNAN’S COLLEGE: D Kelly (Clondegad); D Hickey (Banner), J Finnucane (Kilmihil), M Kenny (Banner); C McDonagh (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield),G Cahill (Corofin), E Breen (Clondegad); I Molloy (Banner), G Collins (Éire Óg); R Collins (Banner), P Talty (Éire Óg), E Thynne (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield); K Considine (Banner), T O’Brien (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield), D Daly (Banner). Subs: M McInerney (Éire Óg) for T O’Brien (59).

ST FRANCIS COLLEGE: A Kelleher (Douglas); B O’Neill (Douglas), J Lester (Passage West), J O’Connell (Douglas); D Malone (Douglas), C Russell (Douglas), J Ryan (St Finbarrs); S Downey (Shamrocks), D Quinlan (Nemo Rangers); P Vaughan (Carrigaline), C O’Mahony (Douglas), A Hennessy (St Michaels); R Doyle (Douglas), E Donlon (Douglas), J Kabia (Douglas). Subs: S McCabe for C Russell (BC) (12), D O’Driscoll (Douglas) for E Donlon (half time), Z Slowey (Nemo Rangers) for P Vaughan (45), S McCabe (Douglas) for D O’Driscoll (58).

Referee: R Maloney (Limerick)

AIB Munster Club SHC Final – Kilmallock 1-32 Cratloe 3-18

Kilmallock (Limerick) defeated Cratloe (Clare) by 1-32 to 3-18 after extra time in the AIB Munster GAA Club Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday November 23rd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Munster SHC: Glory for Kilmallock in extra time

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Final: KILMALLOCK (Limerick) 1-32 CRATLOE (Clare) 3-18 (AET)

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Kilmallock won the AIB Munster senior club hurling title at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday afternoon, after a thrilling clash with Cratloe that went to extra-time.

Kilmallock captured the provincial crown for the first time in 20 years with an eight-point victory over their Clare opponents, surviving the loss of Gavin O’Mahony to a red card in the process. O’Mahony was sent off for an off the ball incident in the 48th minute, seconds after Cratloe had struck for a goal from Cathal McInerney.

But Kilmallock, winning a third Munster title, hung in grimly and they were leading by a point deep in stoppage time before Martin Ogie Murphy’s long-range effort ensured parity for Cratloe. But Kilmallock had all the answers in extra-time, after they were restored to 15 players with Paddy O’Loughlin’s introduction.

And in the additional 20 extra minutes, Kilmallock outscored Cratloe by 0-11 to 0-3, setting up an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Ulster champions Portaferry in the process. McInerney’s goal and O’Mahony’s red card had sparked a crazy final 12 minutes plus stoppage time, as 6,365 spellbound spectators watched on.

Jake Mulcahy, scorer of 1-6, scored a 56th minute goal that put Kilmallock in the box seat but Conor McGrath’s goal two minutes later sent the pendulum swinging back in Cratloe’s favour. And yet Kilmallock came back to lead again as the Mulcahy brothers Jake and Graeme scored points to ensure a slender lead, before Murphy’s late heroics brought the game to extra-time.

At half-time in normal time, Kilmallock were 0-12 to 1-6 clear, hitting back from falling 0-1 to 1-3 behind to outscore Cratloe by 0-11 to 0-3 for the remainder of the half. Gearoid Considine’s tenth minute goal was a tonic for Cratloe but Kilmallock, who survived an extra-time semi-final epic against Sarsfields, were battle-hardened and with the Mulcahys and Bryan O’Sullivan in brilliant form, they quickly worked their way back into contention.
Scorers for Kilmallock: J Mulcahy 1-6, B O’Sullivan 0-7, G Mulcahy 0-6, E Ryan 0-5 (4f, 1 65), P O’Brien 0-4, K O’Donnell, G O’Mahony, K Kennelly & P O’Loughlin 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cratloe: C McGrath 1-6 (0-3f), C McInerney 1-3, G Considine 1-0, L Markham (1f, 1 65) & S Collins 0-3 each, M Ogie Murphy, P Collins & D Collins 0-1 each.

CRATLOE: G Ryan; S O’Leary, M Hawes, D Ryan; S Chaplin, C Ryan, E Boyce; M Ogie Murphy, L Markham; S Gleeson, P Collins, S Collins; C McGrath, G Considine, C McInerney. Subs: D Collins for Gleeson (h.t.), D Browne for Considine (58).

KILMALLOCK: B Hennessy; A Costello, M O’Loughlin, L Hurley; L Walsh, P O’Loughlin, K O’Donnell; B O’Sullivan, P O’Brien; J Mulcahy G O’Mahony, R Egan; K Kennelly, G Mulcahy, E Ryan. Subs: R Hanley for Kennelly (52), P O’Loughlin for O’Mahony (60; following red card)

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Brosna (Kerry) 1-10 Millstreet (Cork) 0-8

Brosna (Kerry) defeated Millstreet (Cork) by 1-10 to 0-8 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 23rd at Brosna.

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Brosna hold a firm grip

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

AIB Munster Club JFC: Brosna (Kerry)1-10 Millstreet (Cork) 0-8

Not for the first time this year Brosna’s defensive strategy proved the match for a talented attacking outfit. With Michael Vaughan and Mark Ellis looking a cut above the rest, Millstreet raced into a three point lead through Vaughan, Brian Sheahan and Denis Kiely by the sixth minute.

But the Kerry champions were settled by a fortuitous goal in the 10th minute when a Tom McGoldrick free came back off the crossbar into the waiting arms of full-forward Mike Finnegan who found the net. Then the Brosna defence and midfield began to win the key battles and with McGoldrick punishing indiscipline there was only going to be one winner, particularly after Millstreet midfielder Patrick Coleman was black-carded midway through the first half.

The Cork champions tried to put the squeeze on the North Kerry side but with McGoldrick and former Kerry minor Adam Barry always a threat, the hosts had a bit to spare at the final whistle.

Scorers for Brosna: T McGoldrick 0-5 (3frees), M Finnegan 1-0, D McAuliffe 0-2, A Barry 0-2, P O’Keeffe 0-1.

Scorers for Millstreet: M Vaughan 0-3 (1f), M Ellis 0-2, D Kiely, B Sheahan, C Crowley 0-1 apiece.

BROSNA: C Kiely, S Fitzmaurice, M Murphy, A Cahill, T Fitzgerald, E Kiely, D Fitzgerald, D Curtin, S Curtin, D McAuliffe (capt), T McGoldrick, P Curtin, T Finnegan, M Finnegan, A Barry.
Subs: K Cahill for D Fitzgerald, P O’Keeffe for P Curtin, J O’Donnell for D. McAuliffe, M O’Keeffe for T Fitzgerald.

MILLSTREET: D Twomey, L Murphy, A Murphy, B O’Connor, D O’Riordan, P Sheehan, D McCaul, M Ellis, P Coleman, O Murphy, M Vaughan, J Broxton, T Collins, D Kiely, B Sheahan.
Subs: C Crowley for P Coleman (black card), C Feeley for M Ellis, P Randles for McCaul.

Referee: D Grogan (Tipperary)

AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Glin (Limerick) 1-8 Kill (Waterford) 0-8

Kill (Waterford) will play Glin (Limerick) in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 23rd at 2pm in Newcastlewest.

Costello’s late goal seals it for Glin

By John Redington for the Irish Examiner newspaper

AIB Munster Club JFC: Glin (Limerick) 1-8 Kill (Waterford) 0-8

Glin became the fifth Limerick side to reach the Munster junior club football final when edging out Waterford champions Kill in Newcastle West yesterday. A game that was tight throughout was decided five minutes from the end when Pádraig Costello’s goal put the winners six points to the good and far enough in front to survive their opponents’ all-out pressure to rescue their season.

Anthony Kiely and Ben Gallagher got Kill off the mark coming up to the quarter hour mark but they failed to maintain that momentum and, after Jack Fitzgerald’s reply was matched by Gallagher, two Darren Sheehan frees had Glin level (0-3 apiece) at the break.

Mark Culhane and Ray Hennessy swapped frees on the restart before Culhane, from a free and from play, and Sheehan put Glin three up. After Hennessy and Culhane again swapped frees, Costello sealed the result when pouncing on Fitzgerald’s blocked shot to toe-poke to the net. Kill’s final rally failed to find a goal and they had to settle for three Hennessy points.

Scorers for Glin: M Culhane 0-4 (3f), D Sheehan 0-3 (2f), P Costello 1-0, J Fitzgerald 0-1.

Scorers for Kill: R Hennessy 0-5 (3f), B Gallagher 0-2, A Kiely 0-1.

GLIN: M Stack; T O’Connor, B Donovan, K Sweeney; J Wallace, J Fitzgerald, P Costello; E Horan, K Moore; P Fitzgerald, M Sweeney, S Culhane; D Sheahan, M Culhane, P Scanlon.
Subs: T Scanlon for J Wallace (inj 20), G Culhane for S Culhane (43), J Wallace for D Sheehan (inj, 56), A Mulvihill for P Fitzgerald (59).

KILL: K Dunphy; M Nicholls, S Dunne, L Middleton; F Whelan, J Halley, B Flynn; C Hennessy, N Hennessy; J Flynn, A Kiely, B Gallagher; C Rockett, R Hennessy, S Cheasty.
Subs: M Ahern for B Flynn (ht), J Murphy for L Middleton (38), P Raher for J Murphy (46), P Kirwan for S Cheasty (48), N Flynn for C Rockett (54).

Referee: S Mulvihill (Kerry)


International Rules Test – Australia 56 Ireland 46

Australia defeated Ireland by 56 to 46 in an International Rules Test on Saturday November 22nd at Paterson’s Stadium Perth.

AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Final – Cappoquin (Waterford) 1-11 Bruff (Limerick) 0-13

Cappoquin (Waterford) defeated Bruff (Limerick) by 1-11 to 0-13 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Saturday November 22nd at Mallow.

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Cappoquin Affane grab the glory

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cappoquin-Affane claimed Munster Club IHC glory at Mallow on Saturday as Killian O’Sullivan’s late point gave them victory. O’Sullivan’s 40th minute goal put the Waterford champions in control with a 1-10 to 0-10 advantage, but they couldn’t kick on from that. Instead, Bruff finally began to get some measure of joy from a Cappoquin defence which had held the upperhand for long stages. Two Shane Bulfin frees brought them to within a point by the 48th minute, but incredibly, there was no alteration to the scoreboard until Colin Madden’s equaliser on 57.

During that scoreless period, Bruff had half-chances of goals from Madden and Seán Finn and looked to have the momentum, certainly so when they equalised. Cappoquin centre-back Conor Murray was outstanding throughout, however, and it was fitting that he should launch the clearance which allowed O’Sullivan to pick up possession and fire over.

Victorious coach Fintan O’Connor was a relieved man at the final whistle. “I thought we were under pressure, they were the coming team,” he said. “But the boys never gave up.” O’Sullivan finished with 1-2 while captain Shane O’Rourke scored five points and was a reliable from dead balls. It was Murray who set the tone, though. He was imperious in the half-back line, especially in the second half as Cappoquin took control.

In the first period, Bruff had the better of the exchanges and led by 0-4 to 0-2, 0-6 to 0-3 and 0-8 to 0-4. Shane Bulfin had found his range scoring-wise with Jason Hayes, initially named as a sub, slotting in seamlessly alongside Paul Browne at midfield and helping himself to two points early on.

Cappoquin’s Andy Molumby had the best goal chance, running on perfectly to Finán Murray’s handpass but Eric Finn dealt well with his shot. Nevertheless, three points in five minutes, from Paul Murray, O’Sullivan and O’Rourke cut the gap to just a point and while Bulfin responded, another O’Rourke free left it 0-9 to 0-8 at half-time.

“We were chasing it and we were under pressure but there was a fair breeze and the sun was hard to get used to as well,” O’Connor admitted. “I suppose they were nervous too, it was a big day and there was a massive crowd. !The goal was crucial. We had a few goal chances in the first, we were knocking on the door for one and we needed a goal.”

It came in the 40th minute, with the sides level (0-10 each). Keith Landers’ delivery looked to have been dealt with by Finn but O’Sullivan dispossessed him. Though full-back Conor McEniry made a heroic block on his goal effort, the attacker managed to steady himself and fire home at the second attempt.

Despite the setback of falling behind for the first time, Bruff came back strongly but couldn’t regain the lead. After O’Sullivan put Cappoquin in front again at the end, the Limerick side had chances to equalise.

First, Bulfin’s free dropped short and Mike O’Hara shot wide, then Paul Browne was off-target from a long-range free. Their manager Gary Kirby accepted that the game had been there for them. “It’s shattering, to be honest,” he said. “We had enough chances to win two games and it was just one of those days, it didn’t go for us and there’s nothing you can do about it. “I wouldn’t fault the boys, they’ve worked hard all year and given it their all. We had the momentum late on but it was touch and go all the way through, they missed a few chances and we did too. “We’ve had a good year, though. They’re a great bunch of lads, they’re a young squad and there’s a good season ahead of them next year, I think.”

Cappoquin have senior hurling to look forward to too, but before that there’ll be an All-Ireland semi-final in the new year, against Antrim’s O’Donovan Rossa. “It’ll be a great Christmas now, in fairness,” O’Connor said. “All along, I’ve been saying to the lads to take it easy, at least now I can tell them to do what they want!”

Scorers for Cappoquin-Affane: S O’Rourke 0-5 (three frees, one 65), K O’Sullivan 1-2, F Murray 0-2, P Murray, K Landers 0-1 each.

Scorers for Bruff: S Bulfin 0-6 (four frees), J Hayes 0-3, C Madden 0-2, P Browne, C Browne 0-1 each.

CAPPOQUIN-AFFANE: D O’Rourke; T Looby, C Looby, P Morrissey; D Cahillane, C Murray, S Murray; PJ Curran, P Murray; S O’Rourke, K Landers, A Molumby; S Coughlan, F Murray, K O’Sullivan.
Subs: A O’Sullivan for Coughlan (52), D McCarthy for Curran (60).

BRUFF: E Finn; B Finn, C McEniry, J O’Riordan; D Madden, C Madden, B O’Brien; P Browne, J Hayes; C Browne, C Madden, P O’Leary; S Bulfin, J Cooke, S Finn.
Subs: M O’Hara for Cooke (41), G Whelan for O’Leary (46), T Burke for C Browne (58).

Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)


Dr. Harty Cup Round 4 Round-up

The penultimate stage of the Dr. Harty Cup group rounds took place on Wednesday November 19th with 7 games down for decision.

Tuesday 25th November
SNTN Doon 0-15 Castletroy College 0-12 – Match Report / Photos

Wednesday 19th November – Round-up
Ard Scoil Ris 1-21 West Lim College 0-11 – Match Report
Thurles CBS 2-15 Blackwater CS 3-3
St Colmans 5-11 DLS Waterford 0-6
Rochestown 0-16 St Caimins Shannon 0-13 – Match Report
PS Youghal 0-18 Charleville CBS 2-11
Ham HS Bandon 2-16 Midleton CBS 0-21 – Match Report / Photos
Nenagh CBS 1-17 HS Clonmel 0-16

Dr. Harty Cup Round 4 Round-up

Four of the eight Quarter-Final places were claimed on Wednesday during an exciting round in the Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling competition with Thurles CBS, PS Youghal, Rochestown College and Hamilton High School Bandon qualifying with Round 4 victories.

Ard Scoil Ris 1-21 West Limerick Colleges 0-11
Starting with the action in Group 1 and a large crowd turned out in sun drenched Fitzgerald Park Kilmallock as Ard Scoil Ris and West Limerick Colleges squared off in a crucial game. Holders Ard Scoil Ris lost to Thurles in the last round and nothing less than a victory here would suffice. The gravity of their situation was evident in their pre-match preparations and from the throw-in, Ard Scoil Ris were dominant in all sectors, running out to an eight point lead after 12 minutes thanks to the accuracy of Peter Casey from play and captain Ronan Lynch from placed balls. West Limerick Colleges eventually got off the mark with a point followed quickly by three others to reduce the deficit to 0-8 to 0-4 after 20 minutes. However, Ard Scoil Ris took control of the game again in the closing stages of the first half, scoring six unanswered points and at half-time, the margin was 10 points – 0-14 to 0-4.

West Limerick Colleges needed both a good start in the second half and ideally a goal to get back in to contention. While their play did improve, the goal did not look like coming and by the end of the third quarter, the deficit was still at eight points, 0-17 to 0-9. Whatever chance the amalgamation had ebbed away with 10 minutes remaining when man of the match Peter Casey scored the only goal of the game. Casey helped himself to 1-10 with an impressive 1-8 from play. Ronan Lynch added 0-5 from play. The Ard Scoil Ris defence marshalled by centre-back Thomas Grimes held the starting forwards from West Limerick Colleges to just two points from play which illustrates the team effort involved in ensuring this comprehensive 1-21 to 0-11 victory. Ard Scoil Ris now require a victory over winless St. Flannans Ennis in their last game to qualify for the knockout stages.

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Thurles CBS 2-15 Blackwater CS 3-3
In the other group 1 encounter played at Clonmel Sportsfield, table-toppers Thurles CBS had to come from behind to earn a flattering 9 point victory over Blackwater CS. Blackwater opened strongly with 1-1 within the opening stages followed by a second goal on 19 minutes to race in to a 2-2 to 0-5 interval lead. Within moments of the resumption, Thurles CBS levelled proceedings with a goal and followed this up with another green flag three minutes later to take the lead. Though Blackwater would reduce the deficit to a single point with their third goal in the 41st minute, it would prove to be their last score as Thurles finished the game with eight unanswered points to run out winners and qualify for the Quarter-Final as Group 1 winners.

St Colmans 5-11 DLS Waterford 0-6
In the only game played in Group 2, St. Colmans Fermoy kept their ambitions for a knockout place alive and well with a comprehensive 20 point victory over a De La Salle Waterford team who were already out of contention before play commenced. In a low scoring first half, a goal by St. Colmans was enough to see them reach the interval with a 1-4 to 0-2 lead. The second half was a different story as the Fermoy school added another four goals to run out comprehensive winners. The other Group 2 Round 4 game between Castletroy College and SNTN Doon will take place on Tuesday next November 25th at 1:30pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. A victory for Doon in this game would leave four schools all on four points with one round of games remaining.

Rochestown 0-16 St Caimins Shannon 0-13
In Group 3, undefeated Rochestown were made to battle all the way for victory against St. Caimins Shannon. Indeed it was the Clare school who led by 0-7 to 0-5 at half-time. Rochestown’s play improved after the interval, outscoring their opponents by 0-11 to 0-6 to earn a three point victory and a place in the Quarter-Finals with a game to spare.

PS Youghal 0-18 Charleville CBS 2-11
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal were made to fight all the way by Charleville CBS in Fermoy. Charleville led by 1-8 to 0-7 at the interval. However, the Youghal side outscored their opponents by 0-10 to 0-2 in the second half until Charleville got in for their second goal with 2 minutes remaining to leave just a solitary point between the sides. However, Youghal held out to secure a Quarter-Final place courtesy of a one point victory.

Hamilton High School Bandon 2-16 Midleton CBS 0-21
The game of the day was played in Blackrock as Hamilton High School Bandon and Midleton CBS put their unbeaten records on the line. Midleton were the dominant team in the first half and led by 0-15 to 1-5 at the interval. Hamilton’s play improved after the break, scoring 8 of the next 11 points to leave just two points between the schools when Midleton were reduced to 14 players. Despite this setback, Midleton defended valiantly and as the game entered added time, they led by three points. However, in a dramatic finish Joe O’Mahony scored a goal for Hamilton HS to level the scores before a Luke Murray point helped the Bandon school to a come from behind one point victory and earn a place in the knockout stages.

Nenagh CBS 1-17 HS Clonmel 0-16
This all Tipperary clash took place in Templemore. After a closely contested first half, Nenagh CBS led by 0-10 to 0-8. The scores remained close all through the second half until a late Michael Brislane goal helped Nenagh to a hard earned four point victory. Keith Nealon scored 9 points from frees for Nenagh who can now look forward to a winner takes all meeting with Midleton CBS in the last round to decide on the second Quarter-Final place from Group 4.

Dr. Harty Cup Tables as of Wednesday November 19th

Group 1 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Thurles CBS 4 3 0 1 7
Ardscoil Ris 3 2 1 0 4
West Limerick Col 3 1 1 1 3
Blackwater CS 3 1 2 0 2
St Flannans Col 3 0 3 0 0
Group 2 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 3 2 1 0 4
Castletroy CC 2 2 0 0 4
St Colmans Fermoy 3 2 1 0 4
SNTN Doon 2 1 1 0 2
DLS Waterford Col 4 0 4 0 0
Group 3 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
P.S Youghal 4 3 1 0 6
Rochestown College 3 3 0 0 6
Our Lady’s Templemore 3 1 2 0 2
St Caimins Shannon 3 1 2 0 2
Charleville CBS 3 0 3 0 0
Group 4 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Hamilton HS Bandon 3 3 0 0 6
Midleton CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Nenagh CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Dungarvan CBS 3 1 2 0 2
HS Clonmel 4 0 4 0 0

In the ultra-competitive Group 1, four schools are still in the shake-up. Thurles CBS top the group and will clinch a Quarter-Final place with victory over Blackwater CS today in Clonmel. A win for Blackwater however will bring them right back in to contention. In the other game, it will be an all Limerick derby as unbeaten West Limerick Colleges look to dethrone Ard Scoil Ris, the latter of which knows that a defeat will mean they will be very unlikely to qualify. A cracker is expected in Kilmallock for this one.

There is only one game down for decision today in Group 2 as St Colmans Fermoy take on DLS Waterford in Fraher Field. Dungarvan. St. Colmans won their opening game against Doon and a second victory here will see them remain in contention for a knockout place heading in to the last round. DLS Waterford are winless thus far and will look to finish their 2014/2015 campaign today on a high note.  The other Round 4 game in this group between Doon and Castletroy College has been deferred to next Tuesday.

In Group 3, Rochestown College remain undefeated and they will travel to Charleville to take on St. Caimins Shannon, this one with a 2pm throw-in. The Shannon school can get back in to contention here with a victory while a Rochestown win could cement their place in the knockout stages. PS Youghal will play their last game in the group stages against a Charleville CBS side which has lost their two games to date. A victory for PS Youghal will ensure a place in the Quarter-Finals.

Finally, the game of the week in Group 4 takes place in Church Road Blackrock as Cork rivals Midleton CBS and Hamilton High School Bandon take to the field having each won their two games to date. Victory here will guarantee a Quarter-Final place while the loser will still have a chance to qualify the next day out. This has the ingredients to be a cracking game. At the other end of the table, Nenagh CBS can get back in to contention with a victory over HS Clonmel at Templemore.

When – Wednesday November 19th at 1:30pm

Where – Church Road Blackrock

Referee – Nathan Wall

Next Round – Midleton CBS will play Nenagh CBSin Round 5 on December 3rd. Hamilton High School Bandon will play Dungarvan CBSin Round 5 on December 3rd.

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.

For the Record

Midleton CBS Hamilton High School Bandon
2014 / 2015 Team Management Seamus Murphy &
Sean Hurley
Aidan O’Donoghue, Philip Crowley, James Desmond, Robert Honahan.
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Gary Leahy Chris O’Leary
2013 / 2014 Dr. Harty Cup  Performance Finished 3rd in their group following two wins from four matches Qualified for the Semi-Final before losing to the eventual champions Ard Scoil Ris
2013 / 2014 Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Performance Defeated Ard Scoil Ris to win the Dean Ryan Cup Final Did not take part. Lost to Causeway in the Under 16 ½ B Hurling Quarter-Final
Number of Dr. Harty Cup titles 3 0
Last Dr. Harty Cup Title 2006 N/A

Team Panels

Hamilton High School Bandon

Name (English) Club
Chris O’Leary Valley Rovers (C)
Luke Meade Newcestown
Darragh Curran Newcestown
Séan O’Donovan Newcestown
Eoin O’Reilly Valley Rovers
Eoin O’Brien Ballinascarthy
Danny O’Sullivan Valley Rovers
Jonathan Mulcahy Bandon
Billy Crowley Valley Rovers
Mickey Dormon Courcey Rovers
Joe Bernard Valley Rovers
Andrew O’Callaghan Valley Rovers
Tadhg O’Sullivan Courcey Rovers
Luke Murray Ballinascarthy
Niall O’Driscoll St. Oliver Plunketts
Donal McCarthy Valley Rovers
James Kelleher Newcestown
William Hurley Valley Rovers
Colm Dinneen Newcestown
Cathal Maguire Courcey Rovers
Colm Butler Valley Rovers
Joe O’Mahony Bandon
Timmy McCarthy Bandon
Séan O’Regan Valley Rovers
Cathal Dart O’Flynn Valley Rovers
Ian Crowley Valley Rovers
Tadhg Kearney Kilbrittain
Daniel Kenneally Valley Rovers
Tomás Sheehan Kilbrittain
Gearóid O’Donovan D. O’Mathúnas
Peter O’Riordan Newcestown
Aaron Lyons Valley Rovers
Ted Kearney Barryroe
John McCarthy Courcey Rovers
Ben Murray Ballinascarthy
Eoin Buckley Ballinhassig

Midleton CBS

Garan Manley (Midleton)

Luke Dineen (Midleton)

Kevin Mulcahy (Midleton)

Cormac Beausang (Midleton)

Seadnaidh Smith (Midleton)

Brendan McCarthy (Carrigtwohill)

Brian Cashman (Carrigtwohill)

Ciaran Gosnell (Carrigtwohill)

Oliver Baverstock (Carrigtwohill)

Steven O’ Flynn (Carrigtwohill)

Charlie Terry (Aghada)

Ed Leahy (Aghada)

Jack Mc Donnell (Aghada)

John Looney (Aghada)

Ian Cahill (Cloyne)

Jordan Sherlock (Cloyne)

Josh Beausang (Russell Rovers)

Kevin Moynihan (Russell Rovers)

Ross Walsh (Russell Rovers)

Sean O Connor (Fr O Neills)

Killian Broderick (Fr O Neills)

Tom Mellerick (Fr O Neills)

Mike Mellerick (Fr O Neills)

Cal Hegarty (Fr O Neills)

Billy Dunne (Fr O Neills)

Dan Harrington (Fr O Neills)

Kevin Sullivan (Fr O Neills)

Conor Parker (Fr O Neills)

Shay OGorman (Kiltha Og)

Ryan Denny (Kiltha Og)

Cathal Martin (Kiltha Og)

Dan Landers (Killeagh)

Killian Treacy (Killeagh)

Andy Leahy (Killeagh)

Gary Leahy (Killeagh) (Captain)

Dr. Harty Cup Roll Of Honour

St. Flannan’s, Ennis (21) – 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005
North Monastery, Cork (19) – 1919, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1994
Limerick CBS (10) – 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1932, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1993
St Colman’s College, Fermoy (9) – 1948, 1949, 1977, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003
Thurles CBS (7) – 1933, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1956, 2009
St. Finbarr’s, Cork (7) – 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984
Rockwell College (5) – 1918, 1923, 1924, 1930, 1931
Ardscoil Rís, Limerick (3) – 2010, 2011, 2014
Midleton CBS  (3) – 1988, 1995, 2006
De La Salle College Waterford (2) – 2007, 2008
Colaiste na nDeise (2) – 2012, 2013
St. Munchin’s  (1) – 1922
Mount Sion (1) – 1953
Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town (1) – 1959
Rice College, Ennis (1) – 1962
Coláiste Chríost Rí (1) – 1968
Colaiste Iognaid Ris, Cork (1) – 1975
Templemore CBS (1) – 1978

Munster Club SFC S-Final – Austin Stacks 0-15 Ballincollig 1-9

Austin Stacks (Kerry) defeated Ballincollig (Cork) by 0-15 to 1-9 after extra time in the AIB Munster GAA Club Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on the Sunday November 16th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Highlights from Sunday’s game from TG4

Munster SFC: Stacks into final after extra-time

AIB Munster Senior Football Club Semi-Final: AUSTIN STACKS 0-15 BALLINCOLLIG 1-9 (AET)

Stacks outscored their opponents by 0-5 to 0-2 in the extra-time period, meaning that from the 20th minute to the 80th minute, Stacks outscored Ballincollig by 0-14 to 0-5 – the defining statistic of the match. Austin Stacks qualified for their first Munster Senior Football Club Championship final since 1976 on Sunday, earning a deserved extra-time victory over Cork champions Ballincollig in Tralee.

The Kerry champions should have won the game in normal time, having dominated from the 20th minute on, but they opted to try to close out the game defensively in the final 10 minutes with only a one point lead, and they paid the price in the third minute of injury-time when former Cork player John Miskella fired over a brilliant point from distance to take the game to extra-time.

That was only Ballincollig’s third point since the 20th minute, and despite the brief thrill Miskella’s score elicited, it didn’t change the tide of the game in extra-time as Stacks continued to run things in the additional 20 minutes. They outscored their opponents by 0-5 to 0-2 in the extra-time period, meaning that from the 20th minute to the 80th minute, Stacks outscored Ballincollig by 0-14 to 0-5 – the defining statistic of the match.

Ballincollig led by one point at the end of a first half which had two very distinct stages. The Cork champions were in total control for the first 20 minutes, leading 1-4 to 0-1 at that stage, before Stacks dominated the remainder of the half, kicking five without reply.

Ballincollig started solidly as Stacks struggled to create any early rhythm at their home venue. Wing-back Cian Kiely opened the scoring with a fine point, and then on seven minutes, Ballincollig’s Cork star Paddy Kelly found the net. Kelly reacted quickly when John Kelly broke a free kick into his path, and his finish past Darragh O’Brien was clinical. John Kelly fisted over the bar himself moments later, and although Shane Carroll finally got Stacks on the board on 14 minutes from a free, it was followed by two points from Ballincollig’s Cian Dorgan to leave them 1-4 to 0-1 ahead after 20 minutes.

Then came the Stacks revival. Having struggled to make any headway from their tactic of finding Kieran Donaghy early on, Stacks started to mix it up with a more intelligent range of passing, and their purple patch was kickstarted by a lovely left-footed score from distance from Greg Horan.
That was followed by smart scores from Pat McCarthy and David Mannix, and Stacks were flying, with Donaghy now roaming with success around the middle. Mannix made it four in a row with his second in quick succession, dinking over a lovely score after a flowing team move.

They closed to gap to just one point with their fifth in the space of five minutes when Shane O’Callaghan battled hard for possession before firing over, and with Ballincollig midfielder Ciarán O’Sullivan forced off with injury before the end of the break, the half ended on a much darker note than it had begun for the Cork champions. Stacks’ confidence was still up after the restart and they were soon level – and then in front – after Carroll slotted over two frees in quick succession to make it seven points in a row. However, Miskella, who turns 37 in March, got Ballincollig’s first score in almost 20 minutes to bring them level again.

The second half was cagey, with chances limited, and two points from Horan and Denis McElligott had Stacks 0-10 to 1-5 ahead after 48 minutes. Séan Kiely cut through the Stacks defence and fired over for Ballincollig two minutes later to cut the gap to one, but a frustrating period followed for the Cork champions as Stacks looking to be closing out the victory.

Retaining possession with ease around the middle – and with Donaghy performing very well by now at midfield – Stacks kept Ballincollig out in the closing stages, and were seconds from sealing a 0-10 to 1-6 win before Miskella came from nowhere to kick over a brilliant score from distance in the third minute of injury-time to take the game to extra-time.

The first half of extra-time was all one way traffic as Stacks kicked the only three points of the 10-minute half through Darragh Long (free), Pat McCarthy and Mannix. One noteworthy moment came when Greg Horan fired over for Stacks, only for it to be ruled out as the referee had not been told he had come back on the field as a substitute, having been originally taken off at the end of normal time.

Donaghy and Miskella traded points after the restart of the second half of extra-time, and although a Dorgan ’45’ cut the gap to two with six minutes remaining, Stacks were in control and they sealed a three-point victory thanks to a late free from Long.
Scorers for Austin Stacks: S Carroll 0-3 (3f), D Mannix 0-3, G Horan 0-2, P McCarthy 0-2, Darragh Long 0-2 (2f), S O’Callaghan 0-1, D McElligott 0-1, K Donaghy 0-1

Scorers for Ballincollig: P Kelly 1-0, C Dorgan 0-3 (1 ’45’, 1f), J Miskella 0-3, C Kiely 0-1, J Kelly 0-1, S Kiely 0-1

AUSTIN STACKS: D O’Brien; R Shanahan, F MacNamara, C Jordan; P McCarthy, B Shanahan, D McElligott; W Guthrie, G Horan; S O’Callaghan, S Carroll, D Bohan; D Mannix, K Donaghy, M Collins. Subs: F Mangan for M Collins (HT), J Dennis for R Shanahan (33), Darragh Long for S Carroll (53), Ciarán O’Connell for D Bohan (56), William Kirby for G Horan (59), G Horan for D McElligott (67), M Collins for D Mannix (70), D Bohan for F MacNamara (74), M Collins (Black Card, 75).

BALLINCOLLIG: D Lordan; L Prendergast, L Jennings, N Galvin; J Murphy, S O’Donoghue, C Kiely; S Kiely, C O’Sullivan; G Durrant, P Kelly, N Allen; J Kelly, C Dorgan, J Miskella. Subs: Peter O’Neill for C O’Sullivan (29), C Moore for L Prendergast (HT), Niall Allen for D Tobin (40), Ian Coughlan for J Kelly (48), Dylan Kerstein for J Murphy (56), S Lucey for N Galvin (61), J Murphy for P O’Neill (70).
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Ticket Details

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Fixture Details

Sunday November 16th
Austin Stacks (Kerry) v Ballincollig (Cork)
Venue: Austin Stack Park, Tralee 2pm
Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)
Extra time if necessary


AIB Munster Club SFC S-Final – The Nire 1-13 Cratloe 2-8

The Nire (Waterford) defeated Cratloe (Clare) by 1-13 to 2-8 after extra time in the AIB Munster GAA Club Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 16th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

Munster SFC: The Nire deny Cratloe in thriller

AIB Munster Senior Football Club Semi-Final: THE NIRE 1-13 CRATLOE 2-8 (AET)

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The Nire claimed an absorbing Munster semi final and broke Cratloe’s winning momentum following eighty minutes of end to end drama at Fraher Field.

Late points through Jamie Barron and Brian Wall ultimately settled a thriller to send Benji Whelan’s side through to their second provincial decider. The sides were level seven times before Barron kicked a super point with four minutes remaining. He then set up the experienced Wall to curl in the clincher.

This win was based on fitness and incredible workrate. The Ballymacarbry outfit had heroes throughout the field. From the O’Gorman twins and Wall brothers Diarmuid and Brian at the back through to Shane Walsh at midfield with Jamie Barron, Shane Ryan and Conor Gleeson delivering magic moments in attack. Cathal McInerney and Podge Collins kept Cratloe’s double ambitions alive for as long as possible. An exciting opening half finished all square at 2-3 to 1-6.

Cathal McInerney fisted to the net on eleven minutes following a misjudged kickout from Tom Wall. Conor Gleeson was on song at the other end however and a precise Jamie Barron pass played him in for a goal on after 16 minutes. Cratloe replied straight away as Conor Ryan blasted beyond Wall from close range (2-2 to 1-3). Gleeson and Barron restored parity before another exchange of points through McInerney and Brian Wall.

The Nire claimed the third quarter but only struck over frees from Shane Ryan and Brian Wall. They couldn’t translate their dominance on the scoreboard and kicked three wides. Cratloe punished those misses. The Clare champions hit four on the spin. Cathal McInerney came up with three and Podge Collins sent over an inspirational point.

The blue and gold rung the changes and got a second wind. Shane Walsh blasted over before a belter from Conor Gleeson forced extra time and a chance to pause for breath (1-10 to 2-7). Tiredness on both sides showed during extra time. McInerney and Walsh swapped points in the first period to tie up the match for the seventh time. Both sides fluffed chances before the hosts steadied. Barron and Wall registered crucial scores late on as The Nire eye up a first Munster title for a Waterford club side.
Scorers for The Nire: C Gleeson 1-2; J Barron, S Walsh, S Ryan (2fs) 0-3 each; B Wall 0-2

Scorers for Cratloe: C McInerney 1-6 (4fs); C Ryan 1-0; P Collins 0-2.

THE NIRE: T Wall; Maurice O’Gorman, T O’Gorman, J Walsh; S Lawlor, B Wall, D Wall; C Guiry, S Walsh; Michael O’Gorman, M Moore, J Barron; S Ryan, L Lawlor, C Gleeson. Subs: K Guiry for Michael O’Gorman (H-T); J Guiry for J Walsh (54); D Ryan for Moore (55); A Lawlor for K Guiry (77).

CRATLOE: P De Loughrey; S Chaplin, B Duggan, S O’Leary; D Ryan, M Hawes, E Boyce; J Galvin, F Lynch; C Ryan, S Collins, L Markham; C McInerney, C McGrath, P Collins. Subs: D Collins for Boyce (34)

Referee: D O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

Fixture Details

Sunday November 16th
The Nire (Waterford) v Cratloe (Clare)
Venue: Fraher Field, Dungarvan 2.30pm
Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)
Extra time if necessary


AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Modeligo (Waterford) 2-17 Feohanagh-Castlemahon (Limerick) 2-12

Modeligo (Waterford) defeated Feohanagh-Castlemahon (Limerick) by 2-17 to 2-12 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 16th at Coolyroe.

Fixture Details

Sunday November 16th
Feoghanagh Castlemahon (Limerick) v Modeligo (Waterford)
Venue: Coolyroe, Co. Limerick 2pm
Referee: Joe Larkin (Cork)
Extra time if necessary