Allianz Football League Division 4 – Wicklow 0-13 Waterford 1-8

Wicklow defeated Waterford by 0-13 to 1-8 in Allianz Football League Division 4 on Sunday January 31st at Aughrim.

Fixture Details

31.01.2016 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 4 Round 1
County Grounds, Aughrim 14:00
Cill Mhantáin v Port Láirge
Referee: Sean Lonergan (Tiobraid Árann)

Team News

WATERFORD (FL v Wicklow): S Enright (Ballinacourty); T Ó hUallacháin (An Rinn), T O’Gorman (The Nire), J McGrath (The Nire); D Allen (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg), S Prendergast (Kilrossanty), R Ó Ceallaigh (An Rinn); C Prunty (Ballinacourt), T Prendergast (Kilrossanty); M O’Gorman (The Nire), D Breathnach (An Rinn), M O’Halloran (Ballinacourty); G Crotty (Dungarvan), JJ Hutchinson (Gaultier), P Whyte (Kilrossanty).

AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final – Milford (Cork) 1-9 Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) 1-8

Milford (Cork) defeated Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) by 1-9 to 1-8 in the AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday January 31st at Carriagnore, WIT.

AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final

Milford (Cork) 1-9 Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) 1-8

By Daragh Ó Conchúir

Oulart-The Ballagh’s dreams of a unique AIB All-Ireland club double were dashed at Carriganore in Waterford, after Milford narrowly beat them by 1-9 to 1-8 in their senior camogie semi-final.

The 2013-2014 champions were pushed all the way by the titleholders, whose hurlers also won the Leinster championship at the end of last year. Milford will now play 2011 champions Killimor, after the Galwegians accounted for Loughgiel Shamrocks at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones by 2-7 to 1-5.

Milford always held the upper hand in their heavyweight match-up involving the winners of the last four AIB All-Ireland senior camogie finals. Emer Watson slotted to placed balls for the Cork unit and though Ursula Jacob responded in kind, a Laura Stack goal, followed by another couple of points put the winners in s a strong position. Jacob kept her side in touch though and they trailed by just 1-4 to 0-6 at the break.

Watson and Deirdre Reilly helped open up a four-point gap as the second half progressed and that was to prove significant, as it rendered the late goal from Úna Leacy – playing her first game since having a cruciate knee ligament injury operated on last July – of consolation value only.

Fixture Details

Sunday 31st January 2016
Milford v Oulart The Ballagh
Referee: Karl O Brien
Carriganore, WIT 14:30

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Cork 1-18 Mayo 0-12

Cork defeated Mayo by 1-18 to 0-12 in Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday January 31st at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Fixture Details

31.01.2016 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 1
Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork 14:00
Corcaigh v Maigh Eo
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

Team News

CORK (SF v Mayo): K O’Halloran (Bishopstown); C O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), E Cadogan (Douglas), J O’Sullivan (Bishopstown); Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), B O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), J Loughrey (Mallow); I Maguire (St Finbarr’s), Mark Collins (Castlehaven); A O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), P Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), L Connolly (Nemo Rangers); D Goulding (Éire Óg), P Kelleher (Kilmichael), B Hurley (Castlehaven).
Subs: M Martin (Nemo Rangers), K Histon (Cobh), Mark Collins (O’Donovan Rossa), B Daly (Newmarket), K O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), S Kiely (Ballincollig), R Deane (Bantry Blues), D Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa), S Hickey (Rockchapel), D Mac Eoin (Ilen Rovers), C O’Neill (Ballyclough)

MAYO (FL v Cork): R Hennelly (Breaffy); B Harrison (Aghamore), G Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), S McHale (Knockmore); L Keegan (Westport), C Crowe (Garrymore), S Nally (Garrymore); T Parsons (Charlestown), J Gibbons (Ballintubber); K McLoughlin (Knockmore), A O’Shea (Breaffy), D O’Connor (Ballintubber); E Regan (Ballina Stephenites), D Vaughan (Ballinrobe), J Doherty (Burrishoole).

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Clare 1-11 Sligo 0-7

Clare defeated Sligo 1-11 to 0-7 in Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday January 31st at Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown Malbay.

Fixture Details

Sunday January 31st
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Round 1
Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown Malbay 14:00
An Clár v Sligeach
Referee: James Bermingham (Corcaigh)

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Limerick 1-12 Tipperary 2-9

Limerick drew with Tipperary in Round 1 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday January 31st at Kilmallock – Limerick 1-12 Tipperary 2-9.

Tipperary and Limerick bosses slam football’s ‘B’ plan

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick 1-12 Tipperary 2-9: Stalemate in Kilmallock yesterday and agreement from respective managers Liam Kearns and John Brudair that removing Division 4 teams from the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers in 2017 would be a retrograde step.

Two counties who could end up scrapping for Division 3 survival locked horns yesterday knowing that every point in a competitive division could prove crucial if the controversial GAA proposal is voted in at Annual Congress.

Limerick and Tipp need to remain in the third tier this year to avoid dropping into the Division 4 backwaters — and potentially the prospect of a B championship.

Kearns, the new Tipp supremo who enjoyed a successful spell with Limerick, insisted: “I don’t agree with a B championship and I don’t think there will be a B championship. I don’t think there should be a B championship with only Division 4 teams playing each other. To dilute it to a B championship for Division 4 teams is wrong.” Limerick manager John Brudair was in full agreement, stating: “It’s not nice, I’m sure there are better ways.

“It’s kind of saying, ‘we’ll work away with 24 teams and leave the other eight work away.’ We know the rules there and we have to make sure we’re not in that position come the end of the year.”

On the balance of play yesterday, both men will have been happy with an opening day point. Tipp should have been further ahead than four points at half-time, 1-6 to 0-5, but needed a late goal from Josh Keane to haul them back into contention.

Former minor star Keane, excellent and hard working throughout, netted in the 68th minute to complete a flowing move. Conor Sweeney’s free handed Tipp the lead but there was still time for Limerick talisman Ian Ryan to kick his ninth score of the game, and his eighth free, to level matters in stoppage time.

Honours even and Kearns wasn’t quite sure if it was a point gained or lost. “Hard to call, isn’t it? Going by the first half, it was a point lost but with seven or eight minutes to go, a point gained. We went in four points up but it should have been eight or nine. The wind got stronger, they started to run at us and put us under a fair bit of pressure and got some good points going down the stretch.”

Four of Limerick’s first-half points were Ryan frees, the other a Stephen Cahill effort from play before he was black-carded. Peter Acheson struck for Tipp’s goal and it was no more than the Premier County deserved as their gameplan worked a treat, defending in numbers and breaking quickly. But the game turned Limerick’s way in the second half and sub Peter Nash handed them the lead for the first time with eight minutes remaining.

Gearoid Hegarty took advantage of an error from the otherwise excellent Colm O’Shaughnessy to fist an effort that, if it had dropped into the net, would not have counted. But as the ball bounced back into play, Nash pounced from close range. Conor Sweeney’s free kept Tipp right in there but points from Ryan and Seanie Buckley had Limerick 1-11 to 1-8 clear with just minutes left. Keane took a pass from Jimmy Feehan to slot home an equalising goal before the teams traded late points.

Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-9 (8f), P Nash 1-0, S Buckley 0-2, S Cahill 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Acheson 1-1, C Sweeney 0-4 (2f), J Keane 1-0, P Austin (1f) & A Maloney 0-2 each.

LIMERICK: B Scanlon; J McCarthy, P Browne, S Cahill; S O’Dea, B Fanning, I Corbett; G Hegarty, D Tracey; D Neville, P Ranahan, S Buckley; S McSweeney, S Kelly, I Ryan.
Subs: M O’Donovan for Cahill, P Nash for McSweeney (25), D O’Sullivan for Scanlon (h.t.), T Lee for Kelly (49), J Naughton for Tracey (62).

TIPPERARY: C Kenrick; C McDonald, A Campbell, C O’Shaughnessy; J Feehan, R Kiely, J O’Callaghan; A Maloney, M Dunne; B Fox, P Acheson, J Keane; N O’Donovan, C Sweeney, P Austin.
Subs: K O’Halloran for O’Callaghan (46), B Hewitt for Maloney (61), D Butler for O’Donovan (68), D Leahy for Dunne (70+2).

Referee: B Cawley (Kildare)

Fixture Details
Sunday January 31st
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Round 1
Kilmallock, Limerick 14:00
Luimneach v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Brendan Cawley (Cill Dara)

Team News

Tipperary (SF v Limerick) – Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan Kilcash); Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan), Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule), Ciaran McDonald (Aherlow); John O’Callaghan (Ballyporeen), Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers); Alan Maloney (Rockwell Rovers), Martin Dunne (Moyle Rovers); Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers – Captain), Brian Fox (Eire Óg Annacarty); Kevin O’Halloran (Portroe), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Philip Austin (Borrisokane)

Limerick team to play Tipperary – 1 Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffins), 2 Johnny McCarthy (St.Kierans), 3 Paudie Browne (Fr. Caseys), 4 Sean O Dea (Kilteely Dromkeen), 5 Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins), 6 Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest)(Captain), 7 Paul White (Rathkeale), 8 Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick’s), 9 Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), (10) Danny Neville (Ballysteen), (11) Cian Sheehan (Newcastlewest), (12) Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (13) Sean McSweeney (St Kierans), (14) Ian Ryan (St Senan’s) and (15) Peter Nash (Kildimo Pallaskenry).


AIB All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Semi Final – Cahir (Tipperary) 1-8 Tullaroan (Kilkenny) 1-5

Cahir (Tipperary) defeated Tullaroan (Kilkenny) by 1-8 to 1-5 in the AIB All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday January 31st at St Lachtains GAA, Freshford.

Fixture Details

Sunday 31st January 2016
AIB All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Semi Final
Tullaroan v Cahir
Referee: Cathal Egan
St Lachtains GAA, Freshford 14:00