Jim Power Under 14 Football Tournament

The Jim Power Under 14 Football Tournament will take place on Saturday July 4th hosted by Waterford withthe finals taking place in Fraher Field Dungarvan.

See below the full fixture list.

Dungarvan GAA Grounds

11;00am Rebel Og, West v Tipperary A

12;30pm Tipperary A v Clare

2;00pm Clare v Rebel Og, West

Brickey Rangers GAA Grounds

Pitch A.

11;00am Kerry South v Rebel Og East

12;30pm Rebel Og East v Limerick

2;00pm Limerick v Kerry South

Brickey Rangers GAA Grounds

Pitch B

11;00am Tipperary B v Kerry North

12;30pm Kerry North v Waterford

2.00pm Waterford v Tipperary B

Cup Semi Finals @ 3:30pm – Bushy Park

Plate final @ 4:30pm – Fraher Field, Dungarvan

Cup Final @ 6:00pm – Fraher Field, Dungarvan

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 2A Qualifiers – Longford 2-12 Clare 1-12

Longford defeated Clare in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 2A Qualifiers on Saturday July 4th at Cusack Park Ennis.

SFC 2A: Longford battle to beat Clare in Ennis


By Daragh Small at Cusack Park, Ennis for GAA.ie

Full-forward Brian Kavanagh hit 1-5 as Longford broke Clare’s stranglehold in Cusack Park and ended their campaign in their Round 2A qualifier. Dessie Reynolds got the other goal for Jack Sheedy’s side who have always impressed in the qualifiers but away from home and in Ennis Clare looked a bridge too far in the first ever championship meeting between these teams.

However the Midlanders buoyed by their promotion to Division III this term have given youth its chance and it paid off here. Their 2-15 to 1-8 victory over Carlow in the last round provided some much needed confidence after the drubbing by Dublin in the Leinster quarter-final and this win will give Longford momentum.

Dean Ryan got Clare’s goal and they led 1-7 to 1-6 at half-time despite playing into the breeze and hitting nine wides before the break.
Gary Brennan got them off the mark with a free after two minutes, Kavanagh replied for Longford and after David Tubridy put Clare back in front Longford hit 1-3 without reply.

Kavanagh slotted the penalty in the seventh minute after a sublime catch from Liam Connerton who was then hauled down by Kieran Russell.
Longford were 1-3 to 0-2 up after 14 minutes but Eoin Cleary pointed a free for Clare and Brennan’s second put them just two in arrears. Then in the 27th minute Ryan was on the end of a sweeping move through the heart of the Longford defence with Cleary and Jamie Malone combining before the Clare wingback gave them the lead.

A Pat Burke point pushed them 1-6 to 1-4 up but Connerton and Dessie Reynolds shot scores with Sean Collins hitting the final score of the half. Longford has the perfect start to the second-half, four minutes in Rory Connor sent over a point and then Reynolds struck a killer second goal.

Two frees from Tubridy got Clare back on track but Connor got his second of the half. Longford 2-8 to 1-9 up in the 51st minute but quick-fire scores from Cleary and Tubridy out the sides level again. Masterson was sent-off shortly after he regained the lead for Longford and Ryan brought Clare level again but Kavanagh saw it out for the visitors.


Scorers for Longford: B Kavanagh 1-5 (1-0 pen, 4f), D Reynolds 1-1, L Connerton 0-2, R Connor 0-2, M Quinn 0-1, D Masterson 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy 0-5 (4f), D Ryan 1-1, E Cleary 0-2 (1f), G Brennan 0-2 (1f), P Burke 0-1, Sean Collins 0-1

LONGFORD: P Collum; C Farrelly, B O’Farrell, F Battrim; CP Smyth, B Gilleran, D Masterson; K Diffley, M Quinn; P Gill, D Reynolds, R McEntire; R Connor, B Kavanagh, L Connerton. Subs: S Doyle for Gill (48), R McNerney for McEntire (61), P Foy for Connor (66).

CLARE: J Hayes; C Russell, K Harnett, M McMahon; S Hickey, G Kelly, D Ryan; G Brennan, C O’Connor; Sean Collins, J Malone, K Sexton; E Cleary, P Burke, D Tubridy. Subs: S McGrath for O’Connor (19), E Coughlan for Cleary (54), Stephen Collins for Kelly (60).

Fixture Details

04.07.2015 (Sat)
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2A
Cusack Park, Ennis 17:00
An Clár v An Longfort
Referee: Anthony Nolan (Cill Mhantáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

CLARE: TJ Hayes; C Russell, K Hartnett, M McMahon; S Hickey, G Kelly, D Ryan; G Brennan, C O’Connor; S Collins, J Malone, K Sexton; E Cleary, D Tubridy, P Burke.

LONGFORD: P Collum; D Brady, B O’Farrell, F Battrim; C Smyth, B Gilleran, D Masterson; K Diffley, M Quinn; P Gill, R McEntire, R Connor; L Connerton, B Kavanagh, D Reynolds.

Munster GAA Poc Fada Final 2015

The Munster GAA Poc Fada Final 2015 took place on the slopes of Galteemore on Saturday 4th July.

Click here to view photos from the final

Senior Results
1st Aaron Murphy Limerick
2nd Andrew Fahey Clare

Under 16
1st Barry O’Mahoney Kerry
2nd Conor O Brien Tipperary


Limerick – Aaron Murphy Hospital/Herbertstown
Kerry – Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
Clare – Andrew Fahy Whitegate
Cork – Declan Dalton Fr O’Neills
Tipperary – Michael Flannery Newport
Waterford – Owen Sauvage Mount Sion

Limerick – Padraig Fitzgerald Cappamore
Kerry – Barry O’Mahony Crotta O’Neills
Clare – Michael Hynes Whitegate
Cork – Ciarr O’Connor Fr O’Neills
Tipperary – Conor O’Brien Portroe
Waterford – Gearóid Murphy Na Gaeil

The Senior and Under 16 winners will go forward to represent Munster in the All-Ireland Poc Fada Final on Saturday August 1st in the Cooley Mountains

Tommy Quaid Cup – the winner of the annual Munster Poc Fada Final competition is awarded the Tommy Quaid Cup in honour of the former Limerick goalkeeper and All-Ireland Poc Fada champion 1991.

The Senior Provincial winners in 2015 will get a Ski trip to Austria in February 2016 sponsored by Top Flight Promotions in conjunction with Today FM

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 Qualifiers – Clare 3-26 Offaly 0-15

Clare defeated Offaly by 3-26 to 0-15 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 Qualifiers on Saturday July 4th at Cusack Park Ennis.

SHC R1: Clare return to winning ways and dump Offaly out

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-final Round 1: Clare 3-26 Offaly 0-15

By Darragh Small at Cusack Park, Ennis for GAA.ie

Former Hurler of Year Tony Kelly started at midfield for Clare and shot eight points as they won their first Championship match in 21 months. It sent Offaly crashing out of this year’s All-Ireland series in their first round qualifier at Ennis.

Davy Fitzgerald’s men had reached crisis point after being dumped out of the Munster championship by Limerick last month. They were relegated from Division 1A of the Allianz league earlier this year but this win will breathe some much needed confidence into the ranks.

The 2013 All-Ireland champions hadn’t won a game in the championship since they beat Cork at Croke Park two years ago but could have a big say yet this year. Colm Galvin’s comeback is a big boost and he was given a rapturous ovation on his return from USA, he was introduced in the 63rd minute.

Conor McGrath got the first goal for Clare and they were 1-13 to 0-9 at half-time. Darach Honan had them ahead after just 20 seconds and when Kelly pointed soon after it didn’t look good for Offaly. The crucial goal came from the stick of McGrath, he slotted after Honan caught a high ball and provided the assist.

The Banner were dominating in every sector and the Offaly forwards had to live off scraps. Shane Dooley kept them in it, he slotted four frees in the opening half but McGrath hit 1-3 for Clare. Conlon got Clare’s final score of the first-half giving them a 1-13 to 0-9 lead and he found the net two minutes after the break to end the game as a contest.

Shane O’Donnell’s goal put a gloss on the scoreline for Clare but it was a fabulous effort created by the wizardry of Kelly.
Offaly kept fighting with half-time substitute Sean Cleary hitting two points but Clare centre-back Conor Ryan was even getting in on the scoring, he got three points in the second-half.

Scorers for Clare: T Kelly 0-8 (2f), C McGrath 1-4, J Conlon 1-2, S O’Donnell 1-0, Colin Ryan 0-3 (2f), Conor Ryan 0-3, D Honan 0-3, S Golden 0-2, P O’Connor 0-1.

Scorers for Offaly: S Dooley 0-6 (6f), S Kinsella 0-4, S Cleary 0-2, J Bergin 0-1, J Mulrooney 0-1, P Murphy 0-1.

Clare: P Kelly; D McInerney, C Dillon, S Morey; B Bugler, Conor Ryan, J Browne; P O’Connor, T Kelly; J Conlon, Colin Ryan, S Golden; C McGrath, S O’Donnell, D Honan.
Subs: D Reidy for Conlon (53), A Cunningham for O’Donnell (53), P Flanagan for Dillon (59), D O’Donovan for Browne (60), C Galvin for Honan (63).

Offaly: J Dempsey; D Shortt, N Wynne, D King; E Murphy, C Egan, G Conneely; E Nolan, J Mulrooney; P Murphy, D Currams, J Bergin; B Carroll, S Kinsella, S Dooley.
Subs: S Cleary for Nolan (35), S Ryan for Conneely (41), P Camon for Shortt (51), S Wynne for Currams (58), D Mooney for E Murphy (62), C Kiely for Egan (68).

Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow)

Fixture Details

Saturday July 4th
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 1
Cusack Park, Ennis 19:00
An Clár v Uíbh Fhailí
Referee: John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

Offaly (SHC v Clare): J Dempsey; N Wynne, D Shortt, D King; E Murphy, C Egan, P Camon; E Nolan, S Ryan; J Mulrooney, D Currams, P Murphy; S Dooley, J Bergin, B Carroll.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 Qualifiers – Cork 2-22 Wexford 0-20

Cork defeated Wexford by 2-22 to 0-20 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 Qualifiers on Saturday July 4th at Innovate Wexford Park.

SHC R1: Lehane stars as Cork beat Wexford

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 1: Cork 2-22 Wexford 0-20

By Michael Dwyer at Innovate Wexford Park for GAA.ie

A masterful display from Conor Lehane ensured that Cork earned the All-Ireland SHC Round I Qualifier spoils and dumped Wexford out of the championship in a convincing fashion at Innovate Wexford Park. Lehane was brilliant throughout and finished with 1-6 from play.
This game looked over at the end of the first half when the Rebels racked up a 14-point advantage.

Awestruck supporters packed like sardines in the stands watched on when Anthony Nash’s puck-out from the Clonard End goal was fired in like an bomb after five minutes. Lehane plucked the ball as it flew at the opposite end and finished a neat shot off his right to leave Wexford reeling.

At this stage the visitors led by 1-3 to 0-1. Lehane (2) and Pa Horgan obliged to extend their lead and even when Wexford’s sole scorer for the first 26 minutes, Ian Byrne, landed a brace of frees, Cork fired back with a string of four points, putting Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s men ahead by 1-10 to 0-3 on 19 minutes.

Seamus Harnedy, who also impressed before a hamstring injury forced him off in the second half, scrambled the ball to the net after he was aided by Conor Lehane. A brace from Brian Lawton and another point from Lehane rounded off a rout of a first-half that had Cork leading by 2-16 to 0-9.

In fairness to Wexford in front of their enthusiastic home support, they didn’t lie down. Their purple-patch forced Cork to endure a 21-minute scoring-drought, during which Wexford carved their deficit back to six points.

However, leadership from Andrew Shore and Lee Chin was not enough for the hosts as they could never break past Cork’s full-back line and score the goal they needed. Conor Lehane closed the game with a pair of points as the Midelton clubman led Cork’s crusade for victory.

Scorers for Cork: C Lehane 1-6, P Horgan 0-8 (5 fs), S Harnedy 1-1, B Cooper 0-3, B Lawton 0-2, D Cahalane 0-1, P Cronin 0-1.

Scorers for Wexford: I Byrne 0-12 (10 fs), D Redmond 0-3, H Kehoe 0-2, P Morris 0-1, C McDonald 0-1, K Foley 0-1.

Cork: A Nash; D Cahalane, S McDonnell, B Murphy; A Walsh, M Ellis, C Murphy; D Kearney, B Cooper; C Lehane, P Cronin, B Lawton; A Cadogan, S Harnedy, P Horgan. Subs: S Moylan for S Harnedy (50); R O’Shea for P Cronin (56); P O’Sullivan for D Kearney (64).

Wexford: M Fanning; L Ryan, M O’Hanlon, E Moore; A Shore, L Chin, P Foley; D Redmond, A Nolan; D O’Keefe, K Foley, I Byrne; P Morris, C McDonald, L Óg McGovern. Subs: A Kenny for E Moore (17); D Waters for A Nolan (30); H Kehoe for P Foley (31); R Jacob for L Óg McGovern (46); G Sinnott for K Foley (66)

Referee: Alan Kelly (Galway)

Ticket Information

Fixture Details

Saturday July 4th

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 1
Innovate Wexford Park 19.00
Loch Garman v Corcaigh
Referee: Alan Kelly (Gaillimh)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

Cork Senior Hurling Team v Wexford

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
2. Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarr’s)
3. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
4. Brian Murphy (Bride Rovers)
5. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
8. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)
9. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
10. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
11. Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)
12. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)


16. Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle)
17. Aidan Ryan (Midleton)
18. Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy)
19. William Kearney (Sarsfields)
20. Killian Burke (Midleton)
21. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)
22. Stephen Moylan (Douglas)
23. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)
24. Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum)
25. Andy Walsh (Killeagh)
26. Luke Meade Newcestown)

WEXFORD: M Fanning; L Ryan, M O’Hanlon, E Moore; A Shore, L Chin, P Foley; D Redmond, A Nolan; D O’Keeffe, K Foley, I Byrne; P Morris , C McDonald, L McGovern.