Munster Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Tipperary 2-12 Limerick 1-13

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 1-13 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Thursday July 14th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Teehan goal secures Tipperary win over Limerick

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

A 58th minute goal from sub Ronan Teehan was the crucial score as Tipperary dumped out All-Ireland champions Limerick, and, in the process, secured passage to the Munster U21 final later this month, writes Eoghan Cormican.

Tipperary, despite leading for the majority of the second period, were never able to move more than two points clear of their opponents, but clear daylight was established when Teehan whipped to the net two minutes from time to shove the home side 2-11 to 0-12 clear. Limerick midfielder Darragh O’Donovan responded with a superb goal in the subsequent passage, but William Maher’s side held on to complete a dream week for the county.

Limerick had returned back down the tunnel at half-time carrying the slenderest of margins, 0-8 to 1-4, and could have been further ahead but for seven first-half wides. The visitors, despite falling behind to an early Josh Keane free, hit the next three scores through Ronan Lynch (free), Seamus Flanagan and Pat Ryan to settle into proceedings.

Tipperary countered with three unanswered points of their own – Josh Keane (free), Conor Lanigan and Andrew Coffey on target; Limerick produced a second three-point burst to make it 0-6 to 0-4 after 27 minutes.

A rare opening in the Limerick defence in the subsequent action allowed the home side pour through relatively untouched, Andrew Coffey drilling a low shot to the net after good work by Stephen Quirke and Conor Lanigan.

The All-Ireland champions soaked up the goal and replied through Lynch (free) and Tom Morrissey to take control of the lead at the break. They weren’t able to hold it.



Scorers for Limerick: R Lynch (0-9, 0-9 frees); D O’Donovan (1-0); P Ryan, B Nash, T Morrissey, S Flanagan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: A Coffey (1-2); R Teehan (1-1); J Keane (0-4, 0-1 free); J Ryan, C Lanigan (0-2 each); M Russel (0-1)

Limerick: E McNamara (Doon); M Casey (Na Piarsaigh), R English (Doon), Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh); C Ryan (Pallagreen), C Lynch (Patrickswell), A La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); D O Donovan (Doon), P Ryan (Doon); R Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), B Nash (South Liberties), D Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh); P Casey (Na Piarsaigh), T Morrissey (Ahane), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh)
Subs: O O’Reilly (Kilmallock) for Casey (42 mins); L Lyons (Monaleen) for Morrissey (42); D Coleman (Doon) for Seamus Flanagan (44); J Quaid (Effin) for La Touche Cosgrave (57)

Tipperary: B Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha); P Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), T Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty), D Sweeney (Kiladangan); J Shelly (Mullinahone), R Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), S Ryan (Sean Tracey’s); B McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields), W Connors (Kiladangan); S Quirke (Moyle Rovers), B Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg), A Coffey (Nenagh Éire Óg); J Keane (Golden-Kilfeacle), C Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields), M Russell (Lattin Cullen)
Subs: J Ryan (Toomevara) for Connors (47 mins); P Ryan (Newport) for Lanigan (47); R Teehan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) for Keane (55); T Nolan (Drom & Inch) for McCarthy (58).

Referee: C McAllister (Cork)





Fixture Details

Bord Gais Energy Munster U/21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final:
Date: Thursday 14th July
Teams: Tiobraid Árann v Luimneach
Time: 7.30pm
Extra Time if necessary i.e. 2 x 10 minute periods only
Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Cathal Mc Allister (Cork)


Ticket Information
General Admission:
Adult: €10.00
Concession (Student/OAP): €5.00 rebate available on full-priced ADULT tickets at designated stiles on match day with valid ID PRIOR to entry
Juvenile (Under 16 Years of Age): Free of charge

Click here to purchase tickets in advance


Team News

The Tipperary team to play Limerick in the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 Hurling Semi-final this Thursday night in Semple Stadium at 7.30pm has been announced by manager William Maher.

In his fourth year at the grade Ronan Maher captains the side. Elsewhere, it’s a third term for Tom Fox and Barry Heffernan while Billy McCarthy and Willie Connors are the other stalwarts from last year.

Tipp’s starting 15 for Thursday comprises eleven in total from the 2015 match day squad and that fifteen lines out as follows –

1. Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha
2. Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
3. Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
4. David Sweeney – Kiladangan
5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
6. Ronan Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Sean Ryan – Sean Treacys
8. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields
9. Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg
10. Jack Shelly – Mullinahone
11. Stephen Quirke – Moyle Rovers
12. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
13. Conor Lanigan – Thurles Sarsfields
14. Mark Russell – Lattin Cullen
15. Willie Connors – Kiladangan

Limerick under 21 hurling management team of John Kiely (Galbally) and his selectors Jimmy Quilty (Blackrock) & John Flavin (Monagea) has released their team and panel for this Thursday evening’s Munster U21 hurling semi final against Tipperary in Thurles at 7.30pm. The Limerick U21 hurling team and panel is as follows – 1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)(Captain), 3. Richie English (Doon), 4. Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh), 5. Colin Ryan (Pallagreen), 6. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 7. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 8. Darragh O Donovan (Doon) 9. Pat Ryan (Doon), 10. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 11. Barry Nash (South Liberties), 12. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane), 15. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh).
16. Cian O Dwyer (Monaleen), 17. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 18. Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 19. Jack Quaid (Effin), 20. Gordan Browne (Na Piarsaigh), 21. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 22. Barry Murphy (Doon), 23. Dean Coleman (Doon), 24. Oisin O Reilly (Kilmallock).


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Munster Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Waterford 3-23 Clare 1-11

Waterford defeated Clare by 3-23 to 1-11 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday July 13th at Walsh Park Waterford.






Waterford’s young stars begin Munster final recovery by beating Clare U21s

Waterford 3-23 Clare 1-11

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford romped to an eighteen-point victory over Clare in tonight’s Munster U21 semi-final against Clare in sunny Walsh Park, writes Michael Moynihan. With home supporters in the sizeable attendance of 4,126 looking for some good news after their seniors heavy defeat in Sunday’s Munster final, they got plenty of comfort in an emphatic win, Waterford helping themselves to 3-13 in the second half alone.

The U21 grade lived up to its reputation for free-flowing play, with both sides hitting form and enjoying periods of fluid hurling but Waterford, All-Ireland minor champions three years ago, were far too strong for their opponents.

Waterford faced the stiff breeze in the first half and opened with a Patrick Curran free in the first minute, but Clare soon had three on the board, Kevin Hehir with two points and Ryan Taylor one.

On eight minutes a loose ball in the Waterford 20 metre line broke to Oisin Donnellan who goaled smartly; a Ben O’Gorman point immediately afterwards made it 1-4 to 0-1, and the visitors were winning duels all over the field, with Aidan McGuane and O’Gorman hitting plenty of ball.

Curran hit two frees to stop the rot for Waterford, who began to improve as DJ Foran placed Mikey Kearney for a point, but then David Conroy and O’Gorman hit super long-range points for Clare to stretch their lead to five points as the game hit the twenty minute mark.

This became the theme of the half – any time Waterford were able to make headway the visitors, with that strong wind behind them, picked off scores from distance to keep the men in white and blue at bay.

The home side hit back with a terrific Stephen Bennett point from the sideline but Clare restored their lead when Shane Gleeson intercepted a Waterford clearance and pointed, and they were six up when senior sharpshooter Aaron Shanagher opened his account. Shane Bennett burst through and had a sight of goal but pointed; from the puck-out Conroy hit another fine score.

With half-time approaching Waterford rallied – senior star Austin Gleeson hit a trademark sideline cut straight over the bar, then danger man Curran burst through and pointed. The pair then combined for Curran to win a free, and when midfielder Mark O’Brien pointed, it was 1-9 to 0-10 heading for the break.

Waterford were backed by the breeze and instantly turned it to account, Stephen Bennett crashing home a goal seconds after the throw-in: his brother Shane added a point from the Clare puck-out, Stephen hit a point a minute later and Waterford were three up, 1-12 to 1-9 on 32 minutes.

By now the home side were rampant, with the Bennetts terrorising the Clare defence. On 36 minutes a harmless ball rolled through the Clare defence for Stephen Bennett, who finished clinically. A long-range Gleeson point just afterwards and Waterford were 2-16 to 1-9 ahead and comfortable. A Bobby Duggan free was Clare’s eventual response, but it was their only score of the third quarter.

At the midway point of the second half Colm Roche soloed through to bury Waterford’s third goal, and the home side engaged in shooting practice for the rest of the game: Clare managed just two points in the second thirty minutes.

For Waterford senior management the result was a welcome boost ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final date with Wexford on Sunday week. Based on tonight’s performance Derek McGrath et al will be wondering whether a fit Stephen Bennett would give them a spark up front, given the Ballysaggart’s goalscoring eye.

Scorers for Waterford: P. Curran (0-10, 6 frees, 1 65); Stephen Bennett (2-3); C. Roche (1-1); M. O’Brien, A. Gleeson (1 sideline), M. Kearney (0-2 each); T. Devine, P. Hogan, Shane Bennett (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: O. Donnellan (1-0), D. Conroy (0-3); K. Hehir, B. O’Gorman (0-2 each); S. Gleeson, R. Taylor, A. Shanagher, B. Duggan (free) (0-1 each).

WATERFORD: J. Henley (Tallow); W. Hahessy (Clonea), C. Gleeson (Fourmilewater), D. Lyons (Dungarvan); M. Harney (Bunmahon), A. Gleeson (Mt. Sion), C. Prunty (Abbeyside); M. O’Brien (Ferrybank), C. Roche (Shamrocks); DJ Foran (Portlaw), T. Devine (Modeligo), M. Kearney (Ballyduff Upper); P. Curran (Dungarvan)(joint captain), Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart), Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
Subs: A. Farrell (De La Salle) for Foran (42); P. Hogan (Ballygunner) for Prunty (48); J. Fagan (De La Salle) for Kearney (52); R. Browne (Colligan) for Shane Bennett (56); B. O’Keeffe (Ballygunner) for Gleeson (57).

CLARE: D. Vaughan (Tulla); R. Hayes (Wolfe Tones), D. Fitzgerald (Inagh Kilnamona), C. Cooney (O’Callaghan’s Mills); J. McCarthy (Inagh Kilnamona), A. McGuane (Kilmaley)(c), B. O’Gorman (Wolfe Tones); D. Conroy (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield), K. Hehir (Inagh Kilnamona); O. Donnellan (Feakle), B. Duggan (Clarecastle), S. Gleeson (Cratloe); C. Crehan (O’Callaghan’s Mills), R. Taylor (Clooney Quin), A. Shanagher (Wolfe Tones)
Subs: P. Fitzgerald (Bodyke) for Donnellan (blood, 9-11); S. Taylor (Broadford) for Crehan (HT); P. O’Loughlin (Clonlara) for Gleeson (40); S. Ward (Clarecastle) for Cooney (50, inj); P. Fitzgerald (Bodyke) for Donnellan (53); C. Burke (Whitegate) for Hehir (54).

Referee: F. Horgan (Tipperary).







Fixture Details

Bord Gais Energy Munster U/21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final:
Date: Wednesday 13th July
Teams: An Clár v Portláirge
Time: 7.00pm
Extra Time if necessary i.e. 2 x 10 minute periods only
Venue: Walsh Park, Waterford
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)


Ticket Information
General Admission:
Adult: €10.00
Concession (Student/OAP): €5.00 rebate available on full-priced ADULT tickets at designated stiles on match day with valid ID PRIOR to entry
Juvenile (Under 16 Years of Age): Free of charge

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Team News

The Waterford Under 21 Hurling team to face Clare has been named. Throw in on Wednesday evening in Walsh Park is at 7pm!

1. Jordan Henley (Tallow)
2. William Hahessy (Clonea)
3. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)
4. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
5. Míchéal Harney (Bunmahon)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Conor Prunty (Abbeyside)
8. Mark O’Brien (Ferrybank)
9. Colm Roche (Shamrocks)
10. DJ Foran (Portlaw)
11. Tom Devine (Modeligo)
12. Mikey Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan) – (Jt Capt.)
14. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
15. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)

Clare U21: Daniel Vaughan; Rory Hayes, David Fitzgerald, Ciaran Cooney; Jason McCarthy, Aidan McGuane, Ben O’Gorman; David Conroy, Kevin Hehir; Oisin Donnellan, Bobby Duggan, Shane Gleeson; Colin Crehan, Ryan Taylor, Aron Shanagher.

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Munster Senior Hurling Final – Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 5-19 to 0-13 in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


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Tipperary rip Waterford’s system to shreds to claim Munster Championship

Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaoer

Tipperary retained their Munster Munster Senior Hurling Championship title with consummate ease as John McGrath claimed a hat-trick of goals to end this game as a contest early in the second half , writes John Fogarty, GAA Correspondent. The 21-point margin equalled their winning gap over Waterford in 2011.

McGrath added two of them after the break, one from a penalty, to kill off a Waterford challenge that never truly ignited. Waterford will now face Wexford in an All-Ireland quarter-final on July 24, while Tipperary will be out again in an All-Ireland semi-final on August 14.

Leading 1-7 to 0-8 at half-time, Tipperary took full advantage of the wind in the second half when Darren Gleeson’s assisted deliveries caused no end of bother to the Waterford full-back line.

Not only did McGrath find the net twice but he also laid on another goal for Michael Breen, whose goal-scoring from midfield has become a major weapon for this Tipperary side. Seamus Callanan, enjoying more freedom as the game developed, added a fifth goal in the final minute of regulation time.

Waterford were the more aggressive team for the opening nine minutes but their confidence was rocked when McGrath took advantage of Stephen O’Keeffe’s failure to negotiate a tame Niall O’Meara shot. They recovered with the next three points but none of the came from play and by half-time they had registered just two outside of placed balls.

Their wide count of nine at the interval eclipsed their points tally of seven and they were unable to find their range for 20 minutes. In that period, Tipperary reeled off five scores, four of them frees as the Déise defence struggled to keep tabs on the movement of the Tipperary forwards.

Too often the Waterford attack were forced either to turn back and look for help. Other times they ran into cul de sacs or shot from low percentage areas. Tipp, on the other hand, kept the scoreboard ticking over as they found latitude with clever support play in a packed defence.

Scorers for Tipperary: S. Callanan (1-11, 8 frees, 1 65); J. McGrath (3-2, 1-0 pen); M. Breen (1-1); Pádraic Maher, N. McGrath, Patrick Maher, J. Forde, A. McCormack (0-1 each).

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony (0-6, 4 frees); P. Curran (0-5, 3 frees); A. Gleeson (0-2, sidelines).

TIPPERARY: D. Gleeson; C. Barrett, J. Barry, M. Cahill; S. Kennedy, R. Maher, Pádraic Maher; B. Maher (c), M. Breen; D. McCormack, Patrick Maher, N. McGrath; J. McGrath, S. Callanan, N. O’Meara
Subs for Tipperary: J. Forde for N. O’Meara (51); S. Curran for D. McCormack (56); K. Bergin for B. Maher (61); A. McCormack for N. McGrath (66); D. Maher for R. Maher (67).

WATERFORD: S. O’Keeffe; S. Fives, B. Coughlan, N. O’Connor; Philip Mahony, T. de Burca, D. Fives; J. Barron, K. Moran (c); S. Bennett, Pauric Mahony, M. Walsh; M. Shanahan, A. Gleeson
Subs for Waterford: T. Devine for M. Shanahan (49); J. Dillon for M. Walsh (50); C. Dunford for A. Gleeson (56); C. Gleeson for N. Connors (57); B. O’Halloran for P. Mahony (60).

Referee: B. Gavin (Offaly)


Team News

The Tipperary Senior Hurling team to play Waterford is as follows –

1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields
5. Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s
6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh
9. Michael Breen – Ballina
10. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
11. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha
12. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
13. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch
15. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to face Tipperary on Sunday in the Munster Final has being named! Best wishes to Derek and all his team! #DeiseAbú

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)
5. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)
8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
18. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
20. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)



Statement re Sale of Tickets for Munster Senior and Minor Hurling Finals

A limited number of stand tickets including juvenile tickets will be put on public sale for the Munster Senior Hurling Final from 12 noon on Monday, June 27th. They will be available online at http://gaa.tickets.ie and in participating Centra and SuperValu stores nationwide.


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Terrace tickets will be freely available online and through participating Centra and SuperValu stores. Tickets will mainly be allocated to competing counties in the senior and minor finals and will be available through county boards and clubs.

Ticket prices are as follows
Covered (Mackey) Stand: Adult €35, Juvenile €5, Student/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €10 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry upon the production of valid ID

Uncovered Stand: Adult €30, Juvenile €5, Student/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €10 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry upon the production of valid ID

Terrace: Adult €25, Juvenile €5, Student/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €10 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry upon the production of valid ID (Note – Tipperary have been allocated the Caherdavin End Terrace, Waterford have been allocated the City End Terrace)

Please use the ticketing locator at http://munster.gaa.ie/ticketing-store-locator/ which is for Centra and SuperValu stores in the Munster counties only.


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Traffic Management Plan

Munster Senior Hurling Final – Tipperary v Waterford
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Final – Limerick v Tipperary
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
10th July 2016
Throw-ins: 14:00 & 16:00

Press Release

The venue for this year’s Munster Minor and Senior Hurling Finals is the Gaelic Grounds which is situated on the Ennis Road in Limerick.

Supporters are requested to take note of the following: –

• The Ennis Road will be closed to traffic.
• There is no parking in the vicinity of the Gaelic Grounds.
• Supporters are requested to arrive in Limerick at least 1½ hours before the senior match starts [4pm].
• Vehicles should be parked on the city (south) side of the River Shannon.
• Normal traffic flow should be restored approx. 1 hour after the senior match finishes.

The GAA have made provisions for Park & Ride from the following locations: –

• Limerick Dog Track, Dock Road, Limerick
• Kilmurray Inn, Castletroy, Limerick
• Mungret GAA, Mungret Village
• Wickes Carpark, Ballysimon Road.

Details of Limerick City parking can be obtained from www.limerickparking.ie

Vehicles parked illegally or causing an obstruction will be subject to tow-away operations.


The following is the Garda Traffic Management Plan to cater for the above Munster Hurling Finals, at the Gaelic Grounds, Ennis Road, Limerick City on Sunday the 10th July, 2016.

The Garda advice to patrons is to arrive in plenty of time to park up cars legally, i.e. not causing obstruction, on green areas or on locations where parking is prohibited. Cars illegally parked will be ticketed and those causing obstruction are likely to be towed away by Gardai.

Patrons are advised to use Street & Off Street Parking in the City and avail of the Bus Eireann service from Lower Henry Street to travel or to take the 15/ 20 minutes to walk out to the venue as they will be caught up in traffic if they cross the bridges in the City out to the venue.

The following road closures and diversions will be in place on Sunday 10th July, 2016.

Closures/ Diversions
Road Closures/ diversions will apply from 12pm onwards at the following locations;

• Ennis Rd. at its junction with Ivan’s Cross – traffic will be diverted to Northern Ring Road and towards Clonmacken
• Ennis Rd. at its junction with Sarsfield Bridge – traffic will be diverted along Clancy Strand. O’Callaghan Strand will be closed off to traffic.
• Condell Road/ Lower Shelbourne Road – traffic will not be permitted to travel onto North Circular Road or onto Shelbourne Road.
• Shelbourne Road/ Hassetts Cross – no traffic will be permitted to travel up Shelbourne Road
• Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Drive
• Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper
• Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper & LIT Roundabout (Merval Pk)
• Coonagh Roundabout – Closed to all inbound traffic from 2pm. Divert onto the Condell Road for Parking in City Centre.

Traffic Parking Provisions


They meet for a second successive year in the Munster final, with Tipperary bidding to repeat last year’s triumph when they won by five points (0-21 to 0-16) in Semple Stadium. This time it’s in the Gaelic Grounds, the first occasion the Limerick has venue has staged a Munster final between Tipperary and Waterford since 1963, when Waterford won by 0-11 to 0-8 in front of a crowd of 36,000.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16 (Munster final)
2012: Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16 (Munster final
2011: Tipperary 7-19 Waterford 0-19 (Munster final)
2010: Tipperary 3-19 Waterford 1-18 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2009: Tipperary 4-14 Waterford 2-16 (Munster final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13, Semple Stadium (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 1-16, Semple Stadium (Munster semi-final)

Tipperary’s Top Scorers
Seamus Callanan…..1-14 (0-7 frees, 0-2 ‘65s’)
Michael Breen………2-1
John O’Dwyer………0-7 (0-2 frees, 0-1 ‘65’)
Noel McGrath………0-5
Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17, Semple Stadium (Munster semi-final)

Waterford’s Top Scorers
Austin Gleeson……….0-6 (0-1 line)
Pauric Mahony………..0-6 (0-5 frees)
Maurice Shanahan……1-2
Kevin Moran……………0-3

PREVIOUS MUNSTER FINAL CLASHES
This will be the 11th Munster final meeting between the counties with Tipperary leading 8-2 from the previous ten clashes. Waterford’s two successes were in 1963 and 2002.

2015: Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16
2012: Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16
2011: Tipperary 7-19 Waterford 0-19
2009: Tipperary 4-14 Waterford 2-16
2002: Waterford 2-23 Tipperary 3-12
1989: Tipperary 0-26 Waterford 2-8
1963: Waterford 0-11 Tipperary 0-8
1962: Tipperary 5-14 Waterford 2-3
1958: Tipperary 4-12 Waterford 1-5
1925: Tipperary 6-6 Waterford 1-2

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH
Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16 (2015 Munster final)
Tipperary led by 0-10 to 0-9 at half-time and while Waterford drew level early in the second-half Tipperary drove on and ran out five-point winners. Seamus Callanan 0-6 (0-4 frees, 0-2 ‘65s’) and John O’Dwyer 0-5 (0-2 frees) were top scorers for Tipperary while Maurice Shanahan 0-8 (0-3 frees, 0-2 ‘65’) was Waterford’s main marksman.

LAST COMPETITIVE CLASH
Waterford 1-18 Tipperary 1-17 (Allianz HL, 6 March 2016, Semple Stadium)
Tipperary led by 0-12 to 0-8 at half-time and by 0-14 to 0-9 after 45 minutes before Waterford launched a spirited revival, outscoring their rivals by 1-7 to 0-1 over the next 20 minutes. It was level in stoppage time before a long range point by Austin Gleeson clinched a Waterford win.

PREVIOUS MUNSTER TITLE WINS
Tipperary: 41 (1895-96-98-99-1900-06-08-09-13-16-17-22-24-25-30-37-41-45-49-50-51-58-60-61-62-64-65-67-68-71-87-88-89-91-93-2001-2008-2009-2011-2012-2015)
Waterford: 9 (1938-48-57-59-63-2002-2004-2007-2010)

*Tipperary are seeking their sixth successive championship win over Waterford, who last beat the Premier men in the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final.

*Waterford haven’t scored a goal in their last three Munster finals as follows. 2015: Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16; 2012: Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16; 2011: Tipperary 7-19 Waterford 0-19

*The winners qualify for the All-Ireland semi-final on August 14; the losers meet a qualifier winner in the All-Ireland quarter-final on July 24.

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All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2A – Clare 0-14 Laois 1-10

Clare defeated Laois by 0-14 to 1-10 in Round 2A of the the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Sunday July 10th at Cusack Park Ennis.


Clare steal it at the death to edge Laois

Clare 0-14 Laois 1-10

Report for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare have shown massive potential in recent years, and after they won Division 3 in the league, this last-minute victory over Laois could push them on to greater things in 2016, writes Daragh Small.

Colm Collins’ men were on the brink of defeat in their Round 2A qualifier at Cusack Park in Ennis, but points from substitutes Sean Malone and Shane McGrath helped them over the line. Stephen Attride scored Laois’ goal in the first-half and they led 1-7 to 0-7 at half-time, but they couldn’t sustain that in the second-half.

Laois made a great start and points from John O’Loughlin and Donie Kingston gave them a 0-2 to 0-0 advantage after five minutes into the breeze. Clare eventually got their first point through Eoin Cleary in the tenth minute and Cathal O’Connor tied up the game. Laois were more incisive, and three points in a row from Conor Meredith, David Conway and Darren Strong gave them a 0-6 to 0-3 lead by the 22nd minute.

But they couldn’t make the lead comfortable, and Clare scored three unanswered points to level the match. Cleary, Jamie Malone and Keelan Sexton were all on target before Laois hit a goal. Attride pushed forward from wing-back, and his endeavour was rewarded when he got on the end of a Kingston hand-pass to blast the ball past Joe Hayes in the Clare goal.

Jamie Malone got a point back but O’Loughlin scored his second point to give Laois a 1-7 to 0-7 half-time lead. As the conditions worsened at the start of the second-half Laois remained in control. Cleary kicked an early point for Clare but O’Loughlin responded after Darren Strong got a black card.

Then when Tubridy kicked a free, Paul Cahillane and Kingston kicked two points in a row. The game looked to be getting away from Clare as they trailed 1-10 to 0-9 in the 51st minute.

But Clare came with one final drive and hit five unanswered points. Gary Brennan and Cleary landed two quick frees and Shane Hickey brought them within one point, before substitute Sean Malone tied the game. And then just as five minutes of injury-time were signalled Shane McGrath popped up with the winner, while Jamie Malone got a black card for Clare at the death.

Clare scorers: E Cleary 0-4 (0-4f), J Malone 0-3, G Brennan 0-1 (0-1f), C O’Connor 0-1, K Sexton 0-1, D Tubridy 0-1 (0-1f), S Hickey 0-1, S Malone 0-1, S McGrath 0-1.

Laois scorers: J O’Loughlin 0-3, D Kingston 0-3 (0-2f), S Attride 1-0, C Meredith 0-1, D Conway 0-1, D Strong 0-1, P Cahillane 0-1 (0-1f).

Clare: Clare: J Hayes; S Hickey, K Hartnett, M McMahon; S Collins, G Kelly, C O’Dea; G Brennan, C O’Connor (S McGrath 56); J Malone (Tubridy 74, black card), K Sexton (E Coughlan 55), P Lillis (S Malone 65); E Cleary, D Tubridy (P Collins 48), P Burke (D Ryan 35).

Laois: G Brody; D O’Connor, M Timmons, G Hanrahan; S Attride, K Lillis, D Strong (A Farrell 42, black card); B Quigley, J O’Loughlin; K Meaney (J Farrell 62), C Begley (M Campion 45), P Cahillane (R Munnelly 51); C Meredith, D Kingston, D Conway (G Walsh 49).

Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)


They meet for the fourth time in the qualifiers, with Laois having won the previous three as follows:
2013: Laois 3-17 Clare 0-10 (Round 2, Ennis)
2002: Laois 1-19 Clare 1-6 (Round 2, Portlaoise)
2001: Laois 0-13 Clare 1-8 (Round 2, Portlaoise)

Laois will be having their fifth game in the this year’s championship, having played twice in Leinster, followed by a qualifier double against Armagh when a re-fixture was ordered after they won the first game by three points.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Clare 0-16 Limerick 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
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Laois 3-16 Wicklow 0-18 (Leinster 1st round)
Dublin 2-21 Laois 2-10 (Leinster quarter-final)
Laois 1-10 Armagh 0-10 (Qualifier Round 1)
Laois 1-11 Armagh 1-10 (Qualifier Round 1) Re-fixture

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Final – Tipperary 1-24 Limerick 0-10

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 1-24 to 0-10 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



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Tipp outclass Limerick in Munster MHC Final

Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship Final

TIPPERARY 1-24 LIMERICK 0-10

By Jackie Cahill at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick for GAA.ie

TIPPERARY stormed to Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship glory at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon.

The Premier County ran out massive 17-point winners against hosts Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Jake Morris collected 1-4 from play and Lyndon Fairbrother notched seven points, including four from play, as Liam Cahill’s charges retained their provincial crown.

On a miserable afternoon for Limerick, they were reduced to 14 players four minutes after half-time when Brian Nash was dismissed for a second bookable offence. That came shortly after a 33rd minute goal for Morris, a superb low effort past Mark O’Kelly after Paddy Cadell had somehow managed to get his pass away under extreme pressure.

From there until the finish, it was a procession for Tipperary as they cruised to a 39th Munster minor hurling crown. The writing was on the wall for Limerick from a long way out as Tipp looked the more fluent outfit.

They’ve come a long way in a short space of time under Cahill and watching them in action this afternoon, it’s almost remarkable to think that Tipp lost their championship opener to Waterford. But a do-or-die victory over Clare set Tipp up for a crack at Cork in the semi-final, a game they won at Páirc Uí Rinn, and their season opened up.

Today, they produced some brilliant hurling in difficult weather conditions to storm past Limerick, who admittedly had to play the vast majority of the second half a player light. At half-time, Tipp led by 0-13 to 0-7, with Fairbrother, Morris and Mark Kehoe prominent.

Limerick managed just six points from play on the day and that was never going to be good enough against a Tipp wide with scoring contributions from nine players. The sending-off ended any faint hopes of a Limerick revival and they were even denied a consolation goal late on. Sub Aaron Kennedy put the ball in the net but referee Rory McGann had already signalled for a 20m free, which was diverted out for a ’65.

Scorers for Tipperary: J Morris 1-4, L Fairbrother 0-7 (3f), B McGrath (2f) & D Walsh 0-3 each, G Browne & M Kehoe 0-2 each, R Doody, C English & S Neville 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: P O’Brien 0-3f, K Hayes & C Boylan 0-2 each, C Magnier Flynn, J Flynn & A Kennedy (f) 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: C Barrett; J Cahill, M Whelan, K O’Dwyer; T Murphy, B McGrath, C Flanagan; P Cadell, G Browne; C Darcy, J Morris, R Doody; C English, M Kehoe, L Fairbrother
Subs: D Walsh for English (27), S Neville for Darcy (49), C Stakelum for Doody (temp, 53), G Dunne for Flanagan (59), K Breen for Murphy (60).

LIMERICK: M O’Kelly; B Nash, R Connelly, B Timmons; J Adams, F Hourigan, M O’Grady; D Carroll, J Flynn; B Ryan, K Hayes, C Boylan; P O’Brien, C Magnier Flynn, C Nicholas
Subs: J Boylan for Timmons (19), D Woulfe for Ryan (36), A Kennedy for O’Brien (36), C McCarthy for Adams (40), A Barrett for O’Grady (53).

Ref – R McGann (Clare)




Team News

The Limerick management team of Pat Donnelly (Manager) (South Liberties), selectors Brian Foley (South Liberties), John Mulqueen (Bruff) and Anthony Daly (Coach) has released their team and panel to face Tipperary this Sunday afternoon in the Munster minor hurling championship final at the Gaelic Grounds at 2pm. The Limerick minor hurling team and panel is as follows

Mark O Kelly (Croom), 2. Brian Nash (South Liberties), 3. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), 4. Brian Timmons Murroe/Boher), 5. Michael O Grady (Knockainey), 6. Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 7. Finn Hourigan (Murroe/Boher), 8. Brian Ryan (South Liberties), 9. Darragh Carroll (Newport), 10. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)(Captain), 11. Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock, 12. David Woulfe (Kilmallock), 13. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Cian Magnier Flynn (Killeedy)15. Paul O’Brien (Mungret/St Pauls). 16. Jamie Power (Monaleen), 17. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 18. Michael Bourke (Garryspillane), 19. Jerome Boylan Na Piarsaigh, 20. Ronan Connelly (Adare), 21. John Flynn (Patrickswell), 22. Aaron Kennedy (Murroe/Boher), 23. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 24. Paul O’Riordan (Bruff).

Tipperary minor hurling team manager Liam Cahill has also named his side to face Limerick in their Munster Final clash which throws in at 2pm in the Gaelic Grounds.

Liam has kept faith with his side that started last week’s semi-final win, meaning Eoin Barry wears the no. 13 shirt having being called up before throw-in in that semi-final.

The Tipperary Minor team to take on Limerick lines out as follows –

1. Ciarán Barrett – Clonmel Óg
2. Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule
3. Michael Whelan – Carrick Davins
4. Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs
5. Gavin Dunne – Holycross-Ballycahill
6. Brian McGrath (Capt.) – Loughmore-Castleiney
7. Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg
8. Paddy Cadell – J.K. Brackens
9. Ger Browne – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
10. Rian Doody – Cappawhite
11. Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
12. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
13. Eoin Barry – Killenaule
14. Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s
15. Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2B – Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 0-10 in Round 2B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Cork back on track with convincing win against Limerick

Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Goals in either half from Peter Kelleher and captain Paul Kerrigan eased Cork to victory over Limerick in this afternoon’s All-Ireland SFC round 2B qualifier at Semple Stadium, writes Jackie Cahill.

On his first full Championship start, Kelleher could have had a hat-trick but settled for just the one goal as the Leesiders bounced back from their shock Munster SFC semi-final loss to Tipperary to reignite their season. Kerrigan top-scored for Cork with a haul of 1-3, while Collins added five points from play as Peadar Healy’s charges romped to an eight-point win.

Cork were ten points up in stoppage time before Limerick contributed the final two points of the game but in truth, the Shannonsiders were outclassed. Better opposition could have troubled vulnerable Cork this afternoon but with Alan O’Connor tasting championship fare for the first time since the 2015 qualifier defeat to Kildare, the winners had a stranglehold around the middle third.

At opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of senior experience, O’Connor dovetailed well with Ian Maguire and the pair provided the platform for victory, with Kerrigan and Collins buzzing up front.

Cork were 1-6 to 0-4 clear at half-time, with Kelleher netting at the second attempt in the 14th minute. Cork could have had more first half goals but Colm O’Neill’s fifth-minute penalty was well saved by Donal O’Sullivan, Kelleher palmed an effort off the crossbar and Kerrigan blazed wide after cutting through.

Cork were 0-3 to 0-0 clear before Darragh Treacy opened Limerick’s account but John Brudair’s charges wouldn’t score again for 17 minutes and Cork took over to lead by 1-5 to 0-1. Despite having the breeze for the second half, Limerick were on the backfoot as Collins struck a deceptive effort off the crossbar before Kerrigan bagged a brace of points.

Kelleher forced another good save from O’Sullivan but Cork still led by eight points on a couple of occasions; with Limerick only getting as close as six in the second half. Kerrigan netted in stoppage time to add gloss to the final scoreline but vast improvement is needed ahead of next weekend’s latest assignment for Cork.

Scorers for Cork: P Kerrigan 1-3, M Collins 0-5, P Kelleher 1-0, C O’Neill (f), L Connolly (f), J O’Rourke & M Hurley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-4 (3f), D Treacy & I Corbett 0-2 each, S McSweeney (f) & S Buckley 0-1 each.

CORK: R Price; C O’Driscoll, E Cadogan, N Galvin; T Clancy, J Loughrey, B O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, I Maguire; P Kerrigan, M Collins, K O’Driscoll; C O’Neill, P Kelleher, L Connolly
Subs: S Powter for B O’Driscoll (h.t.), D Goulding for O’Neill (46), J O’Rourke for Connolly (49), R Deane for O’Connor (60), M Hurley for K O’Driscoll (65), P Kelly for Kelleher (68).

LIMERICK: D O’Sullivan; P Browne, S Cahill, J McCarthy; P Ranahan, S O’Dea, B Fanning; S Buckley, D Treacy; G Noonan, P Nash, T Childs; H Bourke, I Ryan, S McSweeney
Subs: I Corbett for Childs (27), E Hogan for McSweeney (47), P White for Ranahan (52), P Scanlan for Bourke (55), J Naughton for Nash (63), K Ryan for O’Dea (69).

Referee: N Mooney (Cavan)





Fixture Details

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 2B
Cork v Limerick
Saturday, July 9th
3pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 2
Cork v Wexford
Saturday, July 9th
5pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)


Team News

Cork Senior Football Team

1. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
2. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
5. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)
6. James Loughrey (Mallow)
7. Brian O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Alan O Connor (St Colum’s)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)
10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
13. Colm O Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
Subs:
16. Micheal Martin (Nemo Rangers)
17. Daniel Goulding (Eire Og)
18. John McLoughlin (Kanturk)
19. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
20. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
21. Niall Coakley (St Jude’s)
22. Paddy Kelly (Ballincollig)
23. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
24. Sean Powter (Douglas)
25. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
26. Tom Clancy (Clonakilty)

Limerick senior football management team of John Brudair, Declan Brouder and Mike Fahy has released their starting fifteen and match panel to face Cork this Saturday in their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier against Cork in Semple Stadium at 3pm

The Limerick starting fifteen is as follows: (1) Donal O Sullivan (Monaleen), (2) Johnny McCarthy (St.Kierans), (3) Paudie Browne (Fr. Caseys), (4) Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins), (5) Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), (6) Sean O Dea (Kilteely Dromkeen), (7) Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen), (8) Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), (9) Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest)(Captain), (10) Garrett Noonan (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (11) Peter Nash (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), (12) Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (13) Sean McSweeney (St Kieran’s), (14) Ian Ryan (St Senan’s) and (15) Hugh Bourke (Adare)
Match panel (16) Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffins), (17) Paul White (Rathkeale), (18) Tony McCarthy (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), (19) Seán Flanagan (Castlemahon), (20) Michael Donovan (Galbally), (21) Tommie Childs (Galtee Gaels), (22) Eoin Hogan (Na Piarsaigh), (23) Killian Ryan (Mungret St Pauls), (24) Padraig Scanlon (Glin), (25) Colm Moran (Monaleen) and (26) James Naughton (St Senans).


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They meet in the All-Ireland qualifiers for the first time since 2010 when Cork won a Round 4 clash by two points after extra-time, en route to winning the All-Ireland title. 2010 was the last year that Cork entered the qualifiers in Round 2, having been in all the Munster finals between 2011 and last year. Limerick are seeking their first championship win over Cork since 2003 when they won a Munster quarter-final tie by ten points in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2013: Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8 (Munster quarter-final)
2010: Cork 0-16 Limerick 1-11 AET (Qualifier – Round 4)
2009: Cork 2-6 Limerick 0-11 (Munster final)
2008: Cork 2-9 Limerick 0-12 (Munster semi-final)
2007: Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-7 (Munster quarter-final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
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Clare 0-16 Limerick 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Limerick 2-6 Antrim 0-9 (Qualifier Round 1)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2 – Wexford 0-23 Cork 1-17

Wexford defeated Cork by 0-23 to 1-17 in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


SHC Qualifier: Wexford shock Cork

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Qualifier

WEXFORD 0-23 CORK 1-17

By Declan Rooney at Semple Stadium, Thurles for GAA.ie

Late points from Lee Chin and Liam Og McGovern ensured Wexford’s progression to Round 3 of the hurling qualifiers and to a memorable win over Cork at Semple Stadium. The last win for Wexford over the Rebels in the championship came back in the All-Ireland final of 1956, but when Daniel Kearney goaled for Cork with eight minutes remaining it seemed as if all Wexford’s positive play would be in vain as Cork retook the lead.

But Chin and McGovern kicked on with great scores and added to a 13-point haul from Conor McDonald to take the win. Wexford were good value for their 0-12 to 0-9 lead at half-time, but it was a lead that didn’t look likely after a bright start from Cork.

In fairness to Wexford they got off to a dent start too, but in the first 15 minutes Cork hit six good points from play from six different players as they led by 0-6 to 0-5. Goalkeeper Mark Fanning gave Wexford the lead in the first minute with a long range free, but three of the next four points came from Cork, through Patrick Horgan, Alan Cadagon and Bill Cooper.

Two points from McDonald gave Wexford the lead again, before Seamus Harnedy, Luke O’Farrell and Willian Egan all found their range. But Wexford went on to keep Cork scoreless for the next 21 minutes, a period of time that they hit seven points of their own to take control as they carried a 0-12 to 0-6 lead.

But Cork finished the half with a burst of scores, as Conor Lehane hit two, while Horgan’s free meant there was just three in it at the break. After the restart Horgan showed his prowess from placed balls and his fire soon cut the gap to two points. But Wexford responded with two of their own – the first from corner-back Eoin Moore from long range – to open out a four-point lead again.

Horgan was on the mark for Cork once more in the 42nd minute, but two scores in a row from McDonald and Chin soon settled Wexford again. But Cork came with a strong surge and they hit 1-4 in the space of 13 minutes to take an unlikely lead as Wexford began to hit wides at the other end.

A mistake form Paudie Foley allowed Kearney in for the goal, but crucially Chin responded at the other end with a great point within a few seconds. And that score proved crucial as Dunne’s side pulled clear in the end to seal their progression.

Scorers: Wexford: C McDonald 0-13 (10f), L chin 0-4, L Og McGovern 0-2, J O’Connor 0-1, P Morris 0-1, E Moore 0-1 (1f), M Fanning 0-1 (1f).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-7 (6f), C Lehan 0-3, L O’Farrell 0-3, D Kearney 1-0, B Cooper 0-1, W Egan 0-1, S Harnedy 0-1, A Cadagon 0-1.

Wexford: M Fanning; E Moore, M O’Hanlon, J Breen; D O’Keeffe, P Foley, E Martin; J O’Connor, E Conroy; L Óg McGovern, L Chin, P Doran; P Morris, C McDonald, D Dunne
Subs: H Kehoe for Doran (35), A Kenny for Martin (43), S Donohoe for O’Connor (63), C Dunbar for Moore (66), A Nolan for Morris (73).

Cork: A Nash; C O’Sullivan, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; A Walsh C Joyce, M Ellis; B Cooper, W Egan; L O’Farrell, S Harnedy, J Cronin, A Cadagon P Horgan, C Lehane
Subs: D Kearney for Cronin (31), B Lawton for Cooper (55), S Kingston for Harnedy (60), C Murphy for Joyce (63), M Coleman for McDonnell (68).

Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)







Fixture Details

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 2B
Cork v Limerick
Saturday, July 9th
3pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 2
Cork v Wexford
Saturday, July 9th
5pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)



Team News

Cork Senior Hurling Team

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
2. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers) (Capt)
3. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
4. Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfield)
5. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
6. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
7. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
9. William Egan (Kilbrin)
10. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton)
11. John Cronin (Lisgoold)
12. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
Subs:
16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Killian Burke (Midleton)
18. Michael Russell (Aghada)
19. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
20. Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk)
21. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
22. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfield)
23. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
24. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
25. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)
26. Shane Kingston (Douglas)


They meet in the qualifiers for a second successive year, with Cork having won last year’s Round 1 clash by 2-22 to 0-20 in Innovate Wexford Park. Patrick Horgan (0-9) and Conor Lehane (1-6) were top scorers for Cork while Ian Byrne was Wexford’s top marksman on 0-12. It’s 60 years since Wexford last beat Cork in the championship, winning the 1956 All-Ireland final by 2-14 to 2-8. The counties have met eight times in the championship since then, with Cork winning seven while there was a draw in the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2012: Cork 3-24 Wexford 2-17 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2004: Cork 1-27 Wexford 0-12 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2003 Cork 3-17 Wexford 2-7 (All-Ireland semi-final replay)
2003: Cork 2-20 Wexford 3-17 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1977: Cork 1-17 Wexford 3-8 (All-Ireland final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Cork 1-26 Dublin 1-23 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)
****
Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final)
Wexford 1-21 Offaly 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)


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All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2 – Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15

Clare defeated Limerick by 0-19 to 0-15 in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Tony Kelly and Podge Collins lead the charge as Clare put Limerick to the sword

Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Clare got their All-Ireland bid back on track in convincing fashion after overcoming the stubborn resistance of neighbours Limerick in front of 15,540 spectators at Semple Stadium tonight. Aron Shanagher put the 2013 All-Ireland champions on the scoreboard after just 17 seconds but they would have to wait another 12 minutes to get their next as Limerick settled into their stride.

Shane Dowling (two frees), Kevin Downes and Darragh Donovan sent them 0-4 to 0-1 ahead before John Conlon and Dowling traded points but the Banner assumed total control thereafter, however, and got to grips with Limerick’s ‘grip it and whip it’ long ball style. The Treaty were held scoreless for the remainder of the half as Podge Collins led the charge for Davy Fitzgerald’s side, firing three first-half points while Tony Kelly was unerring from placed balls as they hit nine points without reply.

With Cian Dillon, Brendan Bugler and David McInerney, who surged forward to hit a fine point, tightening the screw and Shane O’Donnell foraging hard in attack and hitting two points, they led by six at the break, 0-11 to 0-5. TJ Ryan’s side started the new half with a purpose as sub Gearóid Hegarty and a Dowling free left four in it but Kelly and O’Donnell stopped their mini-revival.

The sides traded scores throughout and Limerick threatened to make a real game of it going into the last ten minutes when cutting the gap to three, thanks mainly to the best efforts of Diarmaid Byrnes, who shot three second-half points.

But they could never get closer than three points and when Shanagher earned a penalty, which Kelly duly tapped over, it stretched the gap to four. James Ryan’s injury-time point made Clare sweat it out but Kelly was on the mark from play again to seal the win and their place in the last six.

Having only previously beaten Offaly and Laois in the championship since lifting Liam MacCarthy, Clare will be hopeful that they can negotiate their way back to Croke Park for the first time in three years with a quarter-final win.

SCORERS –
Clare – T Kelly 0-9 (5f, 0-1 ’65, 0-1 pen), P Collins and S O’Donnell 0-3 each, A Shanagher, D McInerney, J Conlon and J Browne 0-1 each.
Limerick – S Dowling 0-6 (5f, 0-1 ’65), D Byrnes 0-3, J Ryan 0-2, P Browne, K Downes, G Hegarty and D O’Donovan 0-1 each.

CLARE: A Fahy, P O’Connor, C Dillon, J Browne; O O’Brien, D McInnerney, B Bugler, D Reidy, C Galvin, C Cleary, P Collins, J Conlon; S O’Donnell, T Kelly, A Shanagher
Subs: A Cunningham for J Conlon (47), D Fitzgerald for B Bugler (65).

LIMERICK: N Quaid, T Condon, R McCarthy, R English; D Byrnes, G O’Mahony, P Browne, D O’Donovan, D Hannon, J Ryan, C Lynch; K Downes, S Dowling, G Mulcahy.
Subs: G Hegarty for D Hannon and T Morrissey for D O’Donovan (both half time), S Hickey for P O’Brien (42), B Nash for G Mulcahy (56), A Dempsey for R English (60).

REF – J Owens (Wexford)



Team News

Limerick senior hurling manager TJ Ryan and his management team has released their starting fifteen for this Saturday’s All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier clash with Clare. With a 7pm throw in at Thurles, TJ Ryan’s fifteen will be as follows, 1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)(Captain), 2. Tom Condon (Knockaderry), 3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), 4. Richie English (Doon), 5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), 6. Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock), 7. Paudie O Brien (Kilmallock), 8. Paul Browne (Bruff), 9. Darragh O Donovan (Doon), 10. Declan Hannon (Adare)11. James Ryan (Garryspillane), 12. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13. Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)


This will be their 53rd championship meeting, with Limerick leading 35-16 (one game was drawn) from their previous 52 clashes. Their most recent meeting was a year ago when Limerick won by 1-19 to 2-15 in the Munster quarter-final. Shane Dowling 0-11 and Graeme Mulcahy 1-1 were Limerick’s top scorers while Colin Ryan 0-7 and Aaron Cunningham 2-1 were Clare’s leading marksmen. The counties met in the Allianz League (Div 1B) in Ennis on March 20 last when Clare won by 1-19 to 0-18 to secure the promotion spot. Limerick had Barry Nash sent off just before half-time, an incident that handed the initiative to the home side for whom Barry Duggan on 0-6 (0-5 frees) and Conor McGrath were top scorers. Declan Hannon scored 0-9 (0-8 frees) and Paul Browne 0-4 for Limerick.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Limerick 1-19 Clare 2-15 (Munster quarter-final)
2013: Clare 1-22 Limerick 0-18 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2012: Limerick 3-18 Clare 1-20 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2008: Clare 4-12 Limerick 1-16 (Munster semi-final)
2007: Limerick 1-23 Clare 1-16 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Clare 5-32 Laois 0-12 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)
Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 1-16 (Munster semi-final)
Limerick 1-24 Westmeath 0-18 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)

Munster Intermediate Hurling Final – Clare 1-26 Limerick 2-18

Clare defeated Limerick by 1-26 to 2-18 after extra time in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Wednesday July 6th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.




Clare claim Munster intermediate glory in final thriller

By Brendan Buckley for the Irish Examiner

Limerick 2-18 Clare 1-26 (AET): Clare claimed Munster glory after edging Limerick in extra-time at the Gaelic Grounds last night. In front of 2,319 fans, the teams were tied, Clare 1-16 Limerick 2-13, after 60 minutes. Clare corner back Rory Hayes forced the game into extra-time when he pointed superbly from under the Mackey Stand, two minutes into injury time.

Two minutes earlier Limerick captain Mark Carmody had pointed his side ahead and it seemed that they were destined to win their first title at this level since 2008. In normal time, Clare played the last 20 minutes of the second half of normal time with 14 men, following a double yellow card for Dara Walsh, inside two minutes.

But back to their full compliment, in extra-time, Shane Gleeson and Ben O’Gorman proved the Clare heroes. Following an opening 30 minutes which featured 17 wides, nine of which were hit by Clare, the teams were deadlocked at half-time.

Clare had made the better start to the game and led 0-4 to 0-2 after eight minutes, with Shane McGrath pointing a trio of scores. His Feakle club mate Oisin Donnellan, picking up a break of Mikey O’Neill, netted for the Banner County in the 10th minute, putting them 1-4 to 0-3 ahead.

Points from Kevin Hehir and Jason McCarthy stretched Clare’s advantage, 1-6 to 0-4, before Limerick’s David Dempsey placed Aaron Gillane for Limerick’s first goal. The same players had combined in the 13th minute, forcing a excellent Vaughan save from a Gillane shot.

Two minutes before the break Clare led 1-9 to 1-5 but the Leo O’Connor managed Limerick men hit 1-1 in the closing two minutes. Cutting in from the left of Daniel Vaughan’s goalmouth, Limerick’s Pat Ryan buried his side’s second goal in first-half injury time. Limerick won the resultant puck out and a Ronan Lynch shot was met with no initial decision from the umpires. Having spoke to referee Joe Larkin, Lynch was awarded what was his fourth first-half point from play.

In the second half, Clare suffered the loss of Walsh, on a second yellow card. Yet they would come back to force extra-time, and ultimately claim that Munster crown. Clare will now face Wexford or Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on Saturday August 6.

Clare: D Vaughan; R Hayes, E Quirke, C Cooney; J McCarthy, A McGuane, D Walsh; D Conroy, K Hehir; O Donnellan, S McGrath (c), D Corry; M O’Neill, R Taylor, C Crehan.
Subs: S Gleeson for D Corry (half-time), B O’Gorman for O Donnellan (43), D Russell for R Taylor (52), M Lynch for S McGrath (58), M O’Shea for C Crehan (68), E Enright for K Hehir (75), S Tayor for M Lynch (78).

Scorers: S Gleeson (0-8, 5frees) S McGrath (0-6, 4 frees), O Donnellan (1-1), B O’Gorman, R Taylor, D Conroy (0-2 each), K Hehir, J McCarthy, R Hayes, D Russell, M O’Neill (0-1 each).

Yellow cards: K Hehir, D Walsh, S Gleeson, A McGuane, R Hayes, C Cooney.

Red cards: D Walsh, S Taylor.

Limerick: E McNamara; M Casey, B Lynch, S Flanagan; C Ryan, L Lyons, M Carmody (c); A La Touche Cosgrave, W O’Donoghue; D Dempsey, R Lynch, P Ryan; A Gillane, K O’Brien, P Casey
Subs: O O’Reilly for K O’Brien (44), B Murphy for P Ryan (54), W Griffin (61), W Griffin for A Gillane (60), M Fitzgibbon for R Lynch (63), P Ryan for W O’Donoghue (70), D Fanning for P Casey (70).

Scorers: R Lynch (0-6, 2 frees), A Gillane (1-2, 2 frees), P Ryan (1-0), Willie Griffin (0-3 frees), B Murphy (0-2) A La Touche Cosgrave, K O’Brien, D Dempsey, L Lyons, M Carmody.

Yellow card: M Carmody.

Referee: J Larkin (Cork)


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Team News

Intermediate hurling manager Leo O Connor and his selectors Anthony O Riordan and Denis Barry has released their starting fifteen for this Wednesday evening’s Munster Intermediate hurling championship final. Limerick intermediate hurling side will take on Clare in the Munster intermediate hurling championship final at 7.30pm.

The starting fifteen is as follows 1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 3. Barry Lynch (Feohanagh), 4. Seán Flanagan (Feohanagh), 5. Mark Carmody (Patrickswell)(Captain), 6. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 7. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 8. Pat Ryan (Doon), 9. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 10. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 11. William O Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), 12. Andrew La Touche-Cosgrave (Monaleen), 13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 14. Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell) and 15. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)


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Munster Senior Football Final – Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 3-17 to 2-10 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday July 3rd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.



No fairytale for Tipperary as Kerry take Munster football crown

Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Éamonn Fitzmaurice made it four Munster Championships from four as Kerry eased to victory in a lacklustre final in Fitzgerald Stadium, writes John Fogarty.

A decent crowd of 21,512 watched on as both teams provided goals galore but little in the way of quality other than the class shown by Paul Geaney in grabbing 2-3 and Paul Murphy with his first-half performance.

Tipperary can take solace from winning the midfield battle for the most part but the return from the forwards was poor and it wasn’t until the 53rd minute that they actually scored a point from play.



Like their opening goal, the second came from a defender in Robbie Kiely, set up by Michael Quinlivan, in the 50th minute but Kerry were 11 up prior to it having found the net for a third time when Geaney turned superbly on gathering a David Moran ball before dashing and firing past Evan Comerford.

Although they trailed 2-7 to 1-4 at half-time, Tipperary couldn’t have dreamed of a better start when Jimmy Feehan, a late replacement for Martin Dunne, ran onto a Philip Austin pass to beat Brian Kelly. Yet it turned out to be the visitors’ only score from play in the first half.

Kerry were settled picking up three of the next four scores, Geaney adding a brace although the exit of Colm Cooper with a collarbone injury in the 21st minute was a worrying development for the home crowd. Tipperary jumped ahead with a couple of Kevin O’Halloran frees but Paul Murphy had Kerry in front for the first time in the 18th minute, finishing off a slick move to the net.

Darran O’Sullivan opened his account six minutes later but Comerford was beaten again seconds later, Aidan O’Mahony and Cooper’s replacement Michael Geaney showing some fine foot-passing to set up Paul Geaney for Kerry’s second goal. O’Halloran, with his third free, ended a 17-minute barren spell for Tipperary to finish out a first half that was middling in quality.

Scorers for Kerry: P. Geaney (2-3); P. Murphy (1-1); B. Sheehan (frees), J. O’Donoghue (0-3 frees) (0-4 each); K. Young, D. O’Sullivan, S. O’Brien, M. Geaney, B.J. Keane (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: K. O’Halloran (0-6, 4 frees, 1 45); J. Feehan, R. Kiely (1-0 each); M. Quinlivan (0-3, 2 frees); A. Moloney (0-1).

KERRY: B. Kelly; S. Enright, M. Griffin, B. Ó Beaglaoich; T. Morley, K. Young, A. O’Mahony; K. Donaghy, B. Sheehan (c); D. Walsh, C. Cooper, P. Murphy; D. O’Sullivan, P. Geaney, S. O’Brien
Subs for Kerry: M. Geaney for C. Cooper (inj, 21); D. Moran for K. Donaghy, J. Lyne for B Ó Beaglaoich (both 46); B.J. Keane for D. O’Sullivan (49); J. O’Donoghue for S. O’Brien (58); A. Maher for B. Sheehan (66).

TIPPERARY: E. Comerford; C. McDonald, C. O’Shaughnessy, A. Campbell; B. Maher, R. Kiely, J. Feehan; P. Acheson (c), G. Hannigan; J. Keane, P. Austin, B. Fox; K. O’Halloran, M. Quinlivan, C. Sweeney
Subs for Tipperary: S. O’Connell for J. Keane (black, 58); A. Moloney for P. Austin (62); M. Dunne for G. Hannigan (67); S. Leahy for C. O’Shaughnessy (inj, 70+1).

Referee: D. Gough (Meath)




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Team News

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Tipperary in the Munster Senior Football Final at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday is unchanged from the side that started against Clare in the semi final.
In the subs, Aidan O’Mahony returns after suspension and James O’Donoghue returns to the match day squad for the first time since last year’s All Ireland Final.

The team, captained by Bryan Sheehan is as follows:
1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
2. Shane Enright Tarbert
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Killian Young Renard
5. Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
6. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
7. Tadhg Morley Templenoe
8. Kieran Donaghy Austin Stacks
9. Bryan Sheehan (C) St Marys
10. Paul Murphy Rathmore
11. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
14. Paul Geaney Dingle
15. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
Fir Ionaid:
16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
17. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
18. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
19. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
20. Michael Geaney Dingle
21. Anthony Maher Duagh
22. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
23. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
24. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion
25. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
26. Padraig O’Connor Killarney Legion

Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)
Róghnóirí: Diarmuid Murphy (Dingle), Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks), Padraig Corcoran (Dingle), Liam Hassett (Laune Rangers).

Additional Info:
Brian Ó Beaglaioch (An Ghaeltacht) – Made his Championship debut against Clare in the semi final having made his League debut against Dublin in the AFL Round 1 earlier in the year. He also played in the McGrath Cup in January. Brian won an All Ireland Minor medal with Kerry in 2014 in the full back position and has 2 Hogan Cup (2014 & 2015) and 3 Munster Colleges Corn Uí Mhuirí medals being joint Captain with Mark O’Connor for Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne last year.
Tadhg Morley (Templenoe) – A Primary Teacher, Tadhg played Minor for Kerry in 2010 and 2011 and Under 21 for the county in 2012 and 2013. He was centre back on the Kerry team that won the All Ireland Junior title last year. He captained Templenoe to County, Munster and All Ireland Club titles 2015/16.
Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar) – Who made his championship debut in the All Ireland Final of 2005, played in his 60th Championship game in the semi final. He has scored 9-34 in championship football.
Marc Ó Sé – Should Marc make an appearance as a sub, he will be just 1 game away from joining his brother Tomás on 88 Championship games for Kerry which is a county and national record.
Allianz League Final – The team shows 5 changes from the side defeated by Dublin in the Allianz League Final with Brian Kelly, Killian Young, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Tadhg Morley and Paul Geaney replacing Brendan Kealy, Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Fionn Fitzgerald and David Moran.
All Ireland Final 2015 – In all, the team shows 8 personnel changes from the side that took the field in the All Ireland Final last September – .Brian Kelly, Mark Griffin, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Tadhg Morley, Kieran Donaghy, Bryan Sheehan, Paul Murphy and Darran O’Sullivan replace Brendan Kealy, Fionn Fitzgerald, Aidan O’Mahony, Jonathan Lyne, Anthony Maher, David Moran, Johnny Buckley, and James O’Donoghue.

The Tipperary team to take on Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final, on Sunday next, July 3rd at 2pm in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney has been announced by manager Liam Kearns.

In what will be the first meeting of the sides in the provincial decider since 1998, Liam Kearns’ side will be looking to build on the great progress made in recent years and are looking forward to what is a first senior final appearance for all players.

The Tipperary team lines out as follows –

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan
3. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
4. Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Peter Acheson (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers
7. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
8. Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers
9. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
13. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen


KERRY v TIPPERARY
They meet in the Munster final for the first time since 1998 when Kerry, the then reigning All-Ireland champions, won by 0-17 to 1-10 in Thurles. Maurice Fitzgerald scored 0-10 for Kerry while Declan Browne responded with 0-7 for Tipperary. Prior to that, Kerry and Tipperary hadn’t met in the Munster final since 1944. While Munster finals between the counties are rare, it has been a busy rivalry in earlier stages of the provincial championship – this will be the sixth clash between them since 2010. Tipperary are bidding to win the title for the first time since 1935; Kerry are seeking a fourth successive success. Kerry have reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals every year since they were introduced in 2001 while Tipperary have yet to reach the last eight.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 2-8 (Munster semi-final)
2013: Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8 (Munster quarter-final)
2012: Kerry 0-16 Tipperary 0-10 (Munster quarter-final)
2011: Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 0-11 (Munster quarter-final)
2010: Kerry 2-18 Tipperary 2-6 (Munster quarter-final)

MOST RECENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 2-8 (2015 Munster semi-final, Semple Stadium)
Kerry led by 2-6 to 2-4 at half-time and won the second-half by 0-8 to 0-4. Paul Geaney and Barry John Keane were Kerry’s goal scorers while Michael Quinlivan scored both of Tipperary’s goals.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Kerry’s Top Scorers
Stephen O’Brien… 1-5
Colm Cooper………1-3 (0-1 free)
Paul Geaney………..0-5 (0-1 free)

Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 1-15 Waterford 1-7 (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary’s Top Scorers
Michael Quinlivan…1-7 (0-1 free)
Kevin O’Halloran….0-9 (0-5 frees, 0-2 ‘45s’)
Peter Acheson 0-5

DID YOU KNOW?
If Kerry win, it will be their first Munster four-in-a-row success since taking all eight titles between 1975 and 1982.

THE ROAD AHEAD
The winners qualify for the All-Ireland quarter-final on July 30/31; the losers enter Round 4A of the All-Ireland qualifiers on July 23.

THE HISTORY
Kerry are seeking their 78th Munster title while Tipperary are bidding for their 10th crown. Here’s the Munster Roll of Honour. Kerry (77); Cork (37); Tipperary (9); Clare (2); Limerick (1); Waterford (1)


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