Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Drummond Cup (SF ‘B’) Semi-Final – Abbey CBS 0-9 Coláiste na Carraige, Carrick 0-8

Abbey CBS defeated Coláiste na Carraige, Carrick by 0-9 to 0-8 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Drummond Cup (SF ‘B’) Semi-Final on Saturday March 28th at Cusack Park Mullingar.



Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Hogan Cup (SF ‘A’) Semi-Final – Pobailscoil Corca Dhuibhne 1-14 St. Patrick’s College Cavan 1-11

Pobailscoil Corca Dhuibhne defeated St. Patrick’s College Cavan by 1-14 to 1-11 after extra time in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Hogan Cup (SF ‘A’) Semi-Final on Saturday March 28th at MacDonagh Park Nenagh.



Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Cusack Cup (Senior Hurling ‘C’) Final – Cisterican College Roscrea 1-13 St. Declan’s Kilmacthomas 0-11

Cisterican College Roscrea defeated St. Declan’s Kilmacthomas by 1-13 to 0-11 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Cusack Cup (Senior Hurling ‘C’) Final on Saturday March 28th at Dr. Cullen Park Carlow.


Fixture Details

Saturday 28th March 2pm
Cisterican College Roscrea v St.Declan’s Kilmacthomas
Dr.Cullen Park Carlow

Admission Prices
Adults €10
Post Primary School Students/Students/OAPS €5
U-12s: Free of Charge


Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Br.Edmund Ignatius Rice Cup {Senior Football “D”} Final – Ballymahon Vocational School 1-13 Presentation Secondary Ballingarry 0-4

Ballymahon Vocational School defeated Presentation Secondary Ballingarry by 1-13 to 0-4 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Br.Edmund Ignatius Rice Cup {Senior Football “D”} Final on Tuesday March 24th at O’Moore Park Portlaoise.

Waterford Clubs Approve Munster Council Financial Package

March 23rd 2015

Representatives of the clubs of Waterford tonight approved a €500,000 financial package, agreed between the Waterford County Committee and the Munster Council as part of the recently agreed 5 year Munster Council Budgetary Framework.
The agreement will see the Waterford County Board debt written down by €250,000, while a further €250,000 is being provided to improve cash flow management and fund development work at Walsh Park. The current club levy, which was put in place to clear the County Board debt, will cease in 2016, with the debt cleared three years ahead of schedule. It will instead be replaced by a ‘County Teams Training Fund Club Contribution’, which will work out, on average, at half the current levy amount.

Munster Council Chairman, Robert Frost said “I am delighted that agreement has been reached this evening on a package that will help secure the long term financial future of the County Board in Waterford. The current debt has been a huge drain on resources and this agreement automatically reduces the debt by over 50%. This is good news for clubs as the current club levy has also been a major drain on their resources at a time when it is difficult to raise funds.”

Waterford County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan added “This is an important agreement in terms of giving the County Board in Waterford the on-going financial security required to fund the preparation of 8 inter-county teams and support the ongoing development of our games throughout the clubs in our county. I want to compliment our clubs who have worked with us over the past number of years in dealing with our legacy debts and also for agreeing to work with us into the future in assisting with the costs of preparing Inter-county teams.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B – Limerick 1-25 Laois 1-19

Limerick defeated Laois by 1-25 to 1-19 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B on March 22nd at Kilmallock.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Tipperary 2-28 Cork 4-21

Tipperary defeated Cork by 2-28 to 4-21 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on March 22nd at Pairc Ui Rinn.


D1A: Amazing Tipp comeback shocks Cork

ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION IA: CORK 4-21 TIPPERARY 2-18

An incredible comeback by Tipperary saw them claim top spot in Division IA of the Allianz Hurling League as Cork let a 12-point lead slip at Páirc Uí Rinn today.

Leading by 0-15 to 0-13 after a hectic first half, the Rebels had had their lead cut to a point, 0-16 to 0-15, when they struck for two goals in a minute. First, Conor Lehane struck in the 42nd after Aidan Walsh and Séamus Harnedy had linked well and then, after the restart, Patrick Horgan managed to extract the ball from a scrum of players outside the Tipperary ‘D’ and he finished smartly after surging towards the goal.

On 52 minutes, sub Paudie O’Sullivan fired to the net after Séamus Harnedy’s point attempt had come back off the post and when Horgan got his second, a lovely ground strike after seemingly being dispossessed, Cork looked safe with a 4-19 to 0-19 lead.

However, Tipperary refused to wilt and Kieran Bergin responded with a goal immediately. Jason Forde then struck on 56 minutes to leave it 4-20 to 2-21 and though Séamus Harnedy responded with a Cork point, Tipp would get the next seven in a row.

Three frees from Séamus Callanan looked to only be consolation scores but when Noel McGrath added two more, the visitors sensed that they might get something. Sub Conor Kenny’s excellent point from a tight angle brought them level in the 69th minute and then McGrath finished off the job from Callanan’s lay-off.

Cork had chances of an equaliser, but they couldn’t take them and they have to be satisfied with second place. The hosts had the edge for most of the first half, Horgan scoring eight points before the break. Four points in a row pushed them 0-15 to 0-10 clear by the 32nd minute, but Tipp gave notice of their strong finish as Callanan (two) and McGrath got the last three points of the half. They would produce something even more special at the end of the second period.
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Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 2-8 (0-6f), S Harnedy 0-5, C Lehane 1-1, P O’Sullivan 1-0 ,D Kearney, C Murphy 0-2 each, Aidan Walsh, R O’Shea, A Cadogan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: S Callanan 0-10 (0-5f), N McGrath 0-7 (0-1f), J Forde 1-4, N O’Meara 0-3, K Bergin 1-0, T Stapleton, J O’Dwyer (0-1f), C Kenny, R Maher 0-1 each.

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; L McLoughlin, M Ellis, C Murphy; D Kearney, Aidan Walsh; R O’Shea, S Harnedy, C Lehane; A Cadogan, L O’Farrell, P Horgan
Subs: P O’Sullivan for Cadogan (half-time), C O’Sullivan for Ellis (51), B Cooper for O’Farrell (53), Andy Walsh for O’Shea (61), S Moylan for Kearney (65).

TIPPERARY: D Egan; P Stapleton, C O’Mahony, C O’Brien; K Bergin, Pádraic Maher, R Maher; S McGrath, T Stapleton; N McGrath, B Maher, J Forde; J O’Dwyer, S Callanan, N O’Meara
Subs: Patrick Maher for B Maher (32-half-time, blood), Patrick Maher for B Maher, M Breen for S McGrath, S Bourke for O’Dwyer (all half-time), J Woodlock for T Stapleton (56).

Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath).

Attendance: 7,895
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Report: Denis Hurley for GAA.ie



Team News

The Tipperary senior hurling team to play Cork in round 5 of Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A on Sunday next, March 22nd at 2pm in Pairc Ui Rinn has been announced.

It shows 5 changes to the starting XV that started against Kilkenny last Sunday. Darragh Egan gets his first start in goal in the current league as he replaces the injured Darren Gleeson. Paddy Stapleton also returns from injury to be included for his first start in this campaign. Conor O’Brien retains his place having come on for the injured Paul Curran. Elsewhere there is a new mid field pairing, while the same six forwards as last Sunday line out .

The team is as follows;

Darragh Egan (Kildangan), Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Conor O’Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty), Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Kieran Bergin (Killenaule), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch), Thomas Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons), Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Brendan Maher Capt. (Borris-Ileigh), Jason Forde (Silvermines), John O’Dwyer (Killenaule), Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

CORK (HL v Tipperary): A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, D Cahalane; L McLoughlin, M Ellis, C Murphy; D Kearney, Aidan Walsh; C Lehane, S Harnedy, R O’Shea; A Cadogan, L O’Farrell, P Horgan.
Subs: P Collins, W Kearney, C O’Sullivan, K Burke, Andy Walsh, B Lawton, S Moylan, P O’Sullivan, A Spillane, D McCarthy, B Cooper.



Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Kilkenny 2-20 Clare 2-19

Kilkenny defeated Clare by 2-20 to 2-19 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on March 22nd at Nowlan Park.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B – Waterford 0-22 Wexford 0-16

Waterford defeated Wexford by 0-22 to 0-16 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B on March 22nd at Wexford Park.

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A – Kerry 3-17 London 2-10

Kerry defeated London by 3-17 to 2-10 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A on March 22nd at Austin Stack Park, Tralee