McGrath Cup Football – Limerick 0-9 Waterford 0-7

Limerick defeated Waterford by 0-9 to 0-7 in Round 3 of the McGrath Cup Football competition on Sunday January 15th at Lemybrien.

Neville shoots Limerick to a McGrath Cup showdown

Limerick 0-9 Waterford 0-7

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Danny Neville guided Limerick to the McGrath Cup final with five second-half points at a breezy Lemybrien yesterday.

The sides were deadlocked at the break, before the Ballysteen attacker moved to full-forward and posted three consecutive scores during the third quarter.
The Shannonsiders never looked back and maintained their unbeaten start under new boss Billy Lee.

After shooting eight first-half wides, he was encouraged by his side’s response. “We were a lot happier with the second-half performance. We had opportunities in the first-half and we didn’t execute them. It’s about building confidence in these lads because they’re a very young team,” said Lee.

In a below-par contest, Limerick wasted 11 first-half scoring opportunities with the elements behind them. Conor Murray curled over a beauty for the hosts, with Patrick Hurney and captain Paul Whyte (free) also raising white flags. Sean McSweeney levelled matters from an injury-time placed ball to leave it 0-3 apiece.

Joey Veale nudged Waterford in front again 18 seconds after the restart. Neville shot three points on the trot, however, including a delicious free with the outside of his right boot, to hand Limerick the initiative.

Whyte and Patrick Hurney twice closed the gap to the minimum, but a punched effort by substitute Killian Ryan and Neville’s fifth point settled the issue in favour of Lee’s side.

Scorers – Limerick: D Neville 0-5 (1f), C Sheehan, B Donovan, K Ryan, S McSweeney (f) 0-1 each. Waterford: P Whyte (2fs), P Hurney 0-2 each, C Murray, J Veale, J McGrath 0-1 each.

Limerick – D O’Sullivan; P White, J McCarthy, G Noonan; P Quinn, C Fahy, P Hannon; B Fanning, D Treacy; C Sheehan, S O’Carroll, D Neville; J Naughton, S McSweeney, B Donovan.
Subs: P Nash for Sheehan (29); J Lee for McSweeney (45); D Ward for Hannon (56); S O’Dea for O’Carroll (56); K Ryan for Naughton (56); B Creamer for Quinn (69).

Waterford – S Enright; J McGrath, T O’Gorman, S Dalton; R O Ceallaigh, S Prendergast, F Galvin; T Prendergast, M Curry; F Ó Cuirrín, M O’Halloran, P Hurney; C Murray, P Whyte, J Veale.
Subs: D Breathnach for O’Halloran (34), G Crotty for Murray (48), D Guiry for Veale (57), C Maguire for G Crotty (67 BC)

REF – J Bermingham (Cork)

Match Preview

Team News

New Limerick senior football manager Billy Lee has named the same starting fifteen and match panel that was used in their victory over Clare midweek to face Waterford on Sunday. The management team of Billy Lee, Paudie Kissane, Brian Begley and Ricky Ronayne has released the following team and panel for Sunday’s game in round two of the McGrath Cup in Leymbrien Co Waterford at 2pm.

1. Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen), 2. Daniel Daly (Fr Caseys), 3. Johnny McCarthy (St Kierans), 4. Sean O Dea (Kilteely/Dromkeen), 5. Paul White (Rathkeale), 6. Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest) (Captain), 7. Paul Hannon (Newcastlewest), 8. Darragh Treacy (St Kierans), 9. David Ward (Fr Caseys), 10. Peter Nash (Kildimo/Pallaskernry), 11. Ger Collins (Monaleen), 12. Danny Neville (Ballysteen), 13. Sean McSweeney (St Kierans) 14. Seamus O Carroll (Cappagh) and 15. Jamie Lee (Newcastlewest).

16 Andrew Ruddle (Newcastlewest) 17. Padraig Quinn (Monaleen), 18. James Bridgeman (St Senans), 19. Cillian Fahy (Dromcollogher/Broadford), 20. Garrett Noonan (Dromcollogher/Broadford), 21. Bill Creamer (Cappamore), 22. Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), 23. Brian Donovan (Monaleen), 24. Barry Lynch (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 25. Killian Ryan (Mungret/St Pauls) and 26. James Naughton (St Senans).

Co-Op Munster Hurling League – Clare 2-24 Kerry 1-15

Clare defeated Kerry by 2-24 to 1-15 in the Co-Op Munster Hurling League on Sunday January 15th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Co-Op Munster Hurling League

Kerry 1-15 Clare 2-24

Kerry went down to their second defeat in the Munster Senior Hurling League when Clare, in their first competitive outing of the year, were twelve point winners over the Kingdom at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park this afternoon.

Clare lined out as per programme with Kerry having one change – Padraig Boyle deputising for Michael O’Leary and Clare it was who reeled off the first two points of the game but Shane Nolan, with three points from placed balls, had Kerry in front by the ninth minute. The visitors had the next five scores, with David Reidy getting two from frees, before Padraig Boyle pointed from long range for Kerry’s first score from play. Clare increased their lead to 5 points with minors from McInerney and Malone but Jordan Conway and John Egan kept Kerry in touch though Martin Stackpoole was forced into a fine save from David Reidy to keep the Kerry goal intact. Podge Collins had his second for Clare but then Kerry responded well scoring four without reply the pick of which was from a Clareman – Pa Kelly, Kerry’s centre back – to level the scores in the 29th minute. Clare finished the half stronger however and Kevin Hehir soloed through from midfield to slam the ball tennis style to the net on the half hour mark and at the break it was 1-12 to 0-11 for the Bannermen.

The sides exchanged points twice on the resumption but Clare were 1-16 to 0-13 by the 15th minute of the half. The introduction of Peter Duggan added more fire up front for Clare and Podge Collins slammed a loose ball to the net in the 24th minute but Kerry’s reply was admirable with Mikey Boyle soloing in from the wing to plant the ball in the far corner to give Kerry hope. Just five points in it now but from here to the end, Clare dominated the game and scored 8 points without reply, five of those from the unerring stick of David Reidy from frees and Peter Duggan slammed his penalty attempt over the bar a minute from the end of normal time. Shane Nolan had the final say with a pointed free for the homeside.

Clare’s next outing is on Wednesday evening next in Sixmilebridge against neighbours Limerick while Kerry travel to the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday next to take on Limerick.

Kerry: Shane Nolan 0-7 (Frees), Mikey Boyle 1-0, John Egan and Jordan Conway 0-2 each, Pa Kelly, Paudie O’Connor, Thomas Casey, Padraig Boyle, 0-1 each.
Clare: David Reidy 0-10 (9 frees), Podge Collins 1-3, Kevin Hehir 1-1, Peter Duggan (0-1 free) and Cathal McInerney 0-2 each, Seadma Morey, Jason McCarthy, Colm Galvin, Cathal Malone, Aaron Cunningham and Aaron Shanagher 0-1 each.

Match Preview

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling League in Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday next (2pm) shows 6 changes from the side that played Cork in Round 1 last Sunday as the Kerry management give starting places to more players on the panel. Into the side come Martin Stackpoole, Bryan Murphy, John Buckley, Pa Kelly, Thomas Casey and Jordan Conway.

The team captained by Daniel Collins of Kilmoyley is as follows:

1 Martin Stackpoole Lixnaw
2 Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills
3 Rory Horgan St Brendans
4 Bryan Murphy Causeway
5 John Buckley Lixnaw
6 Pa Kelly Clarecastle
7 Darren Dineen St Brendans
8 Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
9 Thomas Casey Causeway
10 Micheal O’Leary Abbeydorney
11 Daniel Collins (C) Kilmoyley
12 Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
13 John Egan St Brendans
14 Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
15 Jordan Conway Crotta O’Neills

Fir Ionaid:

16 Aiden McCabe Kilmoyley
17 Billy Lyons Causeway
18 James O’Connor Abbeydorney
19 Tomás O’Connor Crotta O’Neills
20 Padraig Boyle Ballyduff
21 James Godley Kilmoyley
22 Fionán Horgan St Brendans
23 Philp Lucid Ballyheigue
24 John Griffin Lixnaw
25 Sean Nolan Kilmoyley
26 Jordan Brick Kilmoyley


Bainisteoir: Fintan O’Connor
Coach: Brendan Cummins
Treanálaí: Damien Ryall (Abbeydorney)
Róghnoir: Ian Brick (Kilmoyley)

The following players are members of the extended panel for Sunday’s game:

Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney
Jack Goulding Ballyduff
Stephen Murphy Causeway
Liam Mullins Lixnaw
Keith Carmody Causeway
Colum Harty Causeway
Paud Costello Ballyduff
Darragh Shanahan Lixnaw


Jason Diggins Causeway (Injured)
Mike Milner Dr Crokes

Kerry Senior Hurlers take on Clare in Munster Senior Hurling League

Following a creditable performance against Cork before going down by 1 – 28 to 0 – 18 in Round 1 of the Co-Op Superstores Munster senior hurling league Kerry’s next and first home game of the season will be against Clare on this Sunday, 15th January at Austin Stack Park, 2.00p.m.

Further games: Round 3 – Sunday, 22 Jan. v Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds, 2.00p.m.; Round 4 – Wednesday, 25 Jan. v Waterford at Austin Stack Park, 7.30p.m. Details of the new Munster league sponsors, Co-Op Superstores, the retail arm of Dairygold, are viewable online at

Kilmoyley goalkeeper, Aidan McCabe has been nominated by his club as the Kerry senior hurling captain for 2017, Aidan captained his club to the county championship title last year. His clubmate, Ian Brick, is coming in as a selector and a second selector will be named in due course.

Co-Op Munster Hurling League – Cork 7-22 Limerick 1-19

Cork defeated Limerick by 7-22 to 1-19 in the Co-Op Munster Hurling League on Sunday January 15th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Cork had no problem beating Limerick in the Munster senior hurling league

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick 1-19 Cork 7-22

A comfortable win for Cork over Limerick in this Munster senior hurling league clash in the Gaelic Grounds with 1,625 in attendance.

Cork started with the breeze, but Limerick began brightly with an early goal from Barry Nash, who finished from a tight angle after two minutes. Luke Meade’s alertness on seven minutes gave Cork their first goal: 1-2 to 1-1 on seven minutes.

Driven on by a dominant half-back line, the visitors added a second goal on 15 minutes – the dangerous Alan Cadogan gathered on the right, swept infield and billowed the net, 2-5 to 1-3.

The game loosened up, with Limerick’s Kevin O’Brien and Cork’s Shane Kingston hitting points from play as Cork maintained their lead until the 29th minute. Darragh Fitzgibbon then soloed through the Limerick defence and passed to Kingston, who got Cork’s third goal. Cork added a flurry of late points to go in 3-12 to 1-9 ahead at the half.

Cork resumed with Horgan’s first goal, a snap shot after good work by Cadogan, putting eleven points between the sides. Though Limerick made sweeping changes, the game was too far gone for them to retrieve, and on fifty minutes Horgan duly added a second goal, finishing a rebound from a Cadogan shot.

Cadogan set up Cork’s sixth three minutes later with a pass to his clubmate, Shane Kingston, and a seventh came for sub. Michael O’Halloran when he took a neat pass from Horgan. The eventual winning margin was 21 points.

Scorers for Limerick: R. Lynch (0-11, 0-8 frees); B. Nash (1-0); K. O’Brien (0-3); A. Dempsey, D. Byrnes, P. Browne, D. Dempsey, J. Ryan (0-1).

Scorers for Cork: P. Horgan (2-5, 0-3 frees); A. Cadogan (1-4) ; S. Kingston (2-2); L. Meade, M. O’Halloran (1-0), B. Cooper (0-3); M. Coleman, R. O’’Flynn, D. Fitzgibbon (0-2 each); B. Hennessy, D. Kearney (0-1 each).

LIMERICK: B. Hennessy, T. Condon, R. English, S. O’Brien, D. Morrissey, B. O’Connell, S. Cahill, D. O’Donovan, P. Ryan, R. Lynch, A. Dempsey, R. Hanley, C. Ryan, B. Nash, K. O’Brien
Subs: M. Casey for Condon (inj., 28); D. Dempsey for A. Dempsey, D. Byrnes for Morrissey, J. Ryan for O’Donovan (all HT); P. Browne for P. Ryan (47).

CORK: A. Nash, C. Spillane, S. McDonnell, D. Griffin, C. O’Leary, L. McLoughlin, M. Coleman, D. Kearney, D. Fitzgibbon, B. Cooper, L. Meade, S. Kingston, A. Cadogan, P. Horgan, R. O’Flynn
Subs: D. Brosnan for Meade (52); C. Murphy for Kearney and M. O’Halloran for Cadogan (both 58); J. Sheehan for McDonnell (60); B. Hennessy for Fitzgibbon (62).

Referee: P. Kelly (Tipperary)

Match Preview

Team News

Limerick senior hurling team to face Cork in the Co-Op Munster Senior Hurling League this Sunday afternoon at the Gaelic Grounds has been released.

1. Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock), 2 Tom Condon (Knockaderry), 3. Richie English (Doon), 4. Seanie O Brien (Patrickswell), 5. Dan Morrissey (Ahane), 6. Barry O Connell (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), 7. Stephen Cahill (Tournafulla), 8. Darragh O Donovan (Doon) 9. Pat Ryan (Doon) 10. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 11. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 12. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 13. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 14. Barry Nash (South Liberties) and 15. Kevin O Brien (Patrickswell).

16. Nickie Quaid (Effin)(Captain), 17. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 18. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), 19. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 20. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 21. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 22. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), 23. James Ryan (Garryspillane), 24. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), 25. Paul Browne (Bruff), 26. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh).

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Limerick on Sunday at 2pm in the Gaelic Grounds has been announced as follows.

1. Anthony Nash – Kanturk
2. Colm Spillane – Castlelyons
3, Stephen McDonnell – Glen Rovers
4. David Griffin – Carrigaline
5. Chris O Leary – Valley Rovers
6. Lorcan McLoughlin – Kanturk
7. Mark Coleman – Blarney
8. Daniel Kearney – Sarsfields
9. Darragh Fitzgibbon – Charleville
10. Bill Cooper – Youghal
11, Luke Meade – Newcestown
12. Shane Kingston – Douglas
13. Alan Cadagon – Douglas
14. Patrick Horgan – Glen Rovers
15. Michael Cahalane – Bandon

16. Patrick Collins – Ballinhassig
17. Jack Sheehan – Erins Own
18. Cormac Murphy – Mallow
19. Dean Brosnan – Glen Rovers
20. Robbie O Flynn – Erins Own
21. Michael O Halloran – Blackrock
22. Shane O Keeffe – Blackrock

McGrath Cup Football – Kerry 1-13 Cork 1-9

Kerry defeated Cork by 1-13 to 1-9 in Round 3 of the McGrath Cup Football competition on Sunday January 15th at Mallow.

Kerry ease past Cork to set up McGrath Cup final with Limerick

Kerry 1-13 Cork 1-9

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry will meet Limerick in the McGrath Cup final after the Kingdom comfortably overcame Cork this afternoon. Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s men led from pillar to post, with their advantage extending to eight points midway through the second-half.

Jack Savage was most impressive at full-forward, the young Kerins O’Rahilly’s player notching five from play. He could have finished with a great tally, mind, but for a handful of efforts which he dropped into Ken O’Halloran’s gloves.

The visitors were well in control at the break leading by 1-8 to 0-5. That six-point advantage was in place as early as the 14th minute, with Kerry kicking the opening six points of the contest.

Jack Savage and James O’Donoghue inflicted most of the damage, the inside pair accounting for all but one of their opening flurry. A Sean Powter interception set up Niall Coakley for Cork’s opener’s on 15 minutes. The St Jude’s forward would kick four of their five first-half points.

The home side fell further behind when Ken O’Halloran upended Jack Barry on 20 minutes, James O’Donoghue slotting the resulting penalty into the bottom right corner of Ken O’Halloran’s goal.

Gary Murphy kicked two fine points when introduced for Cork in the second period, with Niall Coakley – he was again Cork’s most imposing forward – making amends for a 41st minute missed penalty when finishing to the net on 60 minutes. It did little, however, to alter the final outcome.

Scorers for Kerry: J O’Donoghue (1-3, 0-1 free); J Savage (0-6, 0-1 free); BJ Keane (0-2, 0-1 free); B O’Sullivan, T O’Sullivan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: N Coakley (1-5, 0-3 frees); G Murphy (0-3); B O’Driscoll (0-1);

Kerry: B Kelly; J Foley, M Griffin, K Young; B Ó Beaglaoich, P Crowley, T O’Sullivan; J Barry, T Morley; J Lyne, M Geaney, D Walsh; BJ Keane, J Savage, J O’Donoghue
Subs: B O’Sullivan for Walsh (13 mins, inj); G Crowley for Ó Beaglaoich (43); R Shanahan for Foley (50); C Geaney for O’Donoghue (60); A Spillane for T O’Sullivan (61); D Daly for Geaney (68)

Cork: K O’Halloran; J Loughrey, K Histon, J McLoughlin; S Cronin, C Dorman, M Taylor; I Maguire, R Deane; S Powter, B O’Driscoll, M Collins; N Coakley, P Kelleher, K Davis
Subs: A O’Donovan for Histon (20 mins); G Murphy for Powter (HT); R O’Toole for Maguire (48); E Lavers for Loughrey (61); D O’Driscoll for Davis (60)

Referee: D O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

Match Preview

Team News

The Cork Senior Football team to play Kerry on Sunday at 2pm in Mallow has been announced as follows.

1. Ken O Halloran – Bishopstown
2. Michael Shields – St Finbarrs
3. Tom Clancy – Clonakilty
4. John McLoughlin – Kanturk
5. Stephen Cronin – Nemo Rangers
6. Conor Dorman – Bishopstown
7. Matthew Taylor – Mallow
8. Ian Maguire – St Finbarrs
9. Ruairi Deane – Bantry Blues
10. Sean Powter – Douglas
11. Mark Collins – Castlehaven
12. Brian O Driscoll – Tadhg MacCarthaigh
13. Niall Coakley – St Judes
14. Peter Kelleher – Kilmichael
15. Kevin Davis – O Donovan Rossa

16. Ryan Price – O Donovan Rossa
17. Kieran Histon – Cobh
18. Don O Driscoll – Clann na nGael
19. Padraig De Roiste – fermoy
20. Ronan O Toole – Eire Og
21. Alan O Donovan – Nemo Rangers
22. Kevin Crowley – Millstreet

The Kerry Team to play Cork in the Munster Senior Football McGrath Cup on Sunday next in Mallow (2pm) contains 9 players who featured in their final Championship game of 2016 while 5 more, including Under 21 players Jason Foley, Brian Ó Beaglaoich and Tom O’Sullivan, were members of last year’s panel with Jack Savage the odd man out.

The team, captained by Peter Crowley is as follows:


1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
2. Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Killian Young Renard
5. Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
6. Peter Crowley (C) Laune Rangers
7. Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
8. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
9. Tadhg Morley Templenoe
10. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
11. Michael Geaney Dingle
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
14. Jack Savage Kerins O’Rahillys
15. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion

Fir Ionaid:

16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
17. Brendan O’Sullivan Valentia
18. Gavin Crowley Templenoe
19. Kevin McCarthy Kilcummin
20. Jack Barry Na Gaeil
21. Ronan Shanahan Austin Stacks
22. Adrian Spillane Templenoe
23. Conor Geaney Dingle
24. Denis Daly St Marys
25. Conor Keane Killarney Legion


Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)

Róghnóirí: Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks), Padraig Corcoran (Dingle), Liam Hassett (Laune Rangers), Maurice Fitzgerald (St Marys).

Kerry play Cork in the McGrath Cup in Mallow

Kerry, who fielded a side drawn entirely from their Under 21 squad had little difficulty in disposing of a weakened Tipperary fifteen in the opening round of the McGrath Cup on Sunday last and it was interesting to see that the new “mark” rule had very little impact on proceedings.

So Kerry, with Eamonn Fitzmaurice in charge of the senior panel this time, head to Mallow for their second game on Sunday next against Cork knowing that a win there will earn them a place in the McGrath Cup final on January 22nd. Cork, incidentally, opened their campaign midweek with a good win away to Tipperary.

At a recent Press briefing Eamonn Fitzmaurice gave an up-date on the current situation with regard to player availability for the foreseeable future – and one man who will not be part of the panel this year is Padraig O’Connor of Legion who has emigrated to America. Kerry will be without players from Dr Crokes, Kenmare and Glenbeigh-Glencar until their respective club championship campaigns have finished and the likes of Gavin Crowley (Templenoe), Jack Savage (O’Rahillys), Ronan Shanahan (Austin Stacks), Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin) and Shane Murphy (Dr Crokes), once his club championship commitments come to an end, will be in training with the senior panel. Neither Aidan O’Mahony nor Kieran Donaghy have yet committed for the coming year but they are expected to make a decision on their futures in the green and gold jersey in the coming weeks as is Colm Cooper once his club championship Commitments have finished. Following the retirement of Marc Ó Sé, Kerry will also of course have to plan without a member of that family in the side for the first time since the late Paidí made his debut as a Minor way back in 1971.

Kerry returned to training on Tuesday of last week and apart from a slight injury being carried by Anthony Maher they are relatively injury free for the Cork fixture which throws in at the Mallow GAA complex at 2pm.

Incidentally, the situation with regard to the Kerry senior captaincy for the coming year is that Dr Crokes, as county champions, have the honour of naming the new Kerry senior football captain but they have chosen to delay that announcement until their Club Championship campaign has been completed. Until then, Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice will appoint an interim captain.

Games Development Administrator – Waterford GAA

The Waterford GAA County Board wish to recruit a County Games Development Administrator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of GAA Games Development Policy and will report directly to the Waterford County Games Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Implement a regular programme of games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at all levels;
  • Introduce coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups;
  • Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context;
  • Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Counties to effectively develop Gaelic Games in the community;
  • Work as part of a team in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.


  • At least 5 years’ experience of working in the GAA or similar sporting organization (Voluntary or Professional Capacity);
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to work in high-pressure situations;
  • Excellent administrative and IT Skills are essential;
  • At least Award 1 GAA Coaching Qualification;
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written);
  • An appropriate Third Level Qualification would be a distinct advantage;
  • Full clean drivers licence is essential.

    Please note this role is subject to garda vetting.

    Candidates interested in the above role should apply with an up to date cover letter and curriculum vitae before 3pm on Friday, 20th January 2017.

    The GAA is an equal opportunities employer.

    Please apply via website –

  • GAAGO Launches 2017 Season Offering

    GAAGO Launches 2017 Season with Expanded and Enhanced Service

    Tuesday, 20th December, 2016: GAAGO, RTÉ and the GAA’s online streaming service for Gaelic Games outside of Ireland, have launched its 2017 GAAGO Season offering. Now entering its fourth season, GAAGO has announced plans to deliver an expanded and enhanced service and deliver increased value to its loyal fan base, with a price reduction for Season Pass holders, the addition of GAA related documentaries and programmes to the service, a new website and enhanced streaming quality for a better HD experience.

    For 2017, GAAGO will stream over 120 GAA events, including the 2017 GAA Championships, Allianz League and The Sunday Game highlights show. Previously priced at €160, the 2017 GAAGO Season Pass has been reduced in price to €140. Season Pass holders can also now get exclusive access to GAA related documentaries and programmes which have been added to the service for the first time. Selected Club, U21, Minor and International Rules matches will also feature on the service.

    Games are streamed in high-quality HD and include full commentary, scores, and studio programming as broadcast to audiences in Ireland. GAAGO subscribers can view the games live and on-demand on any internet-enabled device including mobile phones, tablet devices and laptops.

    Earlier this year, a new dedicated GAAGO channel was launched on the Roku streaming platform in the US. For US customers, a subscription to the GAAGO service provides access to matches on both platforms; GAAGO and Roku.

    Múirne Laffan, RTÉ’s Chief Digital Officer, said “GAAGO has built up an incredibly loyal fan base in 190 countries around the world and we are delighted to be in a position to reward our Season Pass holders with a price reduction, as well as delivering an enhanced service offering with the addition of GAA documentaries and programmes, new website features and improved streaming quality for a better HD experience.”

    Peter McKenna, GAA Commercial & Stadium Director, said; “The success of this year’s Etihad Airways GAA World Games showcased just how vibrant the Association’s international units have become in recent years. The thousands of GAA players and supporters around the world who have retained that all important link to home are a hallmark of all that is great about our games and I am delighted that GAAGO will once again provide extensive broadcast coverage to these communities throughout 2017. Enhanced GAAGO programming at a reduced cost is something that we are really looking forward to rolling out over the coming months”.

    In 2017, GAAGO will stream:
    • GAA Football & Hurling Senior Championships (45+ matches worldwide, 25+ in GB)
    • Allianz League (45+ matches)
    • The Sunday Game highlights show (20 shows)
    • Electric Ireland GAA Football and Hurling Minor Championships (selected matches)
    • AIB GAA Senior Club Finals (Football & Hurling – 2 matches)
    • Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U21 Championship (selected matches)
    • EirGrid GAA Football U21 Championship (selected matches)
    • Christy Ring/Nicky Rackard/Lory Meagher Cup Finals
    • Additional bonus matches as they arise
    • GAAGO Season Pass holders get exclusive access to GAA documentaries and programmes

    A worldwide GAAGO Season Pass (excluding Ireland and Great Britain) is priced at €140 and will provide online access to over 100 televised matches, live and on-demand, as broadcast by RTÉ, TG4, eir and Sky Sports, in addition to 20 episodes of The Sunday Game highlights show. This season, GAAGO has introduced an instalment payment offering, facilitating customers to spread the cost of their Season Pass over four monthly payments.

    For audiences in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), a Season Pass (GB) is priced at €100 and will provide online access to over 80 matches, live and on-demand, as broadcast by RTÉ, TG4 and eir, in addition to the 20 episodes of The Sunday Game highlights show. Games broadcast by Sky Sports will only be available through Sky Sports.

    The opening matches of the 2017 Season on GAAGO will be on Saturday 4 February 2017. Fans are advised to check the website in the week leading up to the opening matches for a list of available fixtures.

    The new GAAGO site went live today, with the 2017 GAAGO Season Pass now available to purchase and gift. The new website features the introduction of personalised customer accounts via MY GAAGO, allowing customers to manage their subscriptions, personal details and preferences. As well as being able to spread the payment of a Season Pass over four months, a 10% discount off the price of a Season Pass can be availed of by using the Promo Code LAUNCH17 before midnight (Irish time) Friday, 23rd December 2016.

    GAAGO continues to offer its GAAGO Club Scheme which provides GAA clubs outside Ireland with the opportunity to raise funds for their club when members and friends of the club purchase or gift GAAGO 2017 Season Passes. For full details, including how to register your club and terms and conditions of the Club Scheme, visit

    For reference, please contact:
    Marika MacCarvill, Communications Manager, RTÉ Digital
    Tel: 01-2084665/ 086-171 2568

    McGrath Cup Football – Limerick 2-13 Clare 2-9

    Limerick defeated Clare by 2-13 to 2-9 in Round 2 of the McGrath Cup Football competition on Wednesday January 11th at Rhebogue (St. Patrick’s GAA Club), Limerick.

    Limerick get Billy Lee off to a winning start

    Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

    Limerick 2-13 Clare 2-9: Billy Lee enjoyed a winning start to his reign as Limerick senior football manager with a strong second-half showing helping his side to a McGrath Cup win over Clare.

    Limerick now travel to Lemybrien on Sunday in the knowledge that victory will see them into the McGrath Cup final. A Darragh Treacy goal helped the home side to a 1-5 to 0-7 half time lead in St Patricks GAA grounds in Limerick city. Clare then went 21 minutes without a score at the start of the second-half and allowed Limerick to build a 2-7 to 0-7 lead. The second Limerick goal came from Seamus O’Carroll.

    Cian O’Dea helped Clare back into contention with a stunning goal in the 23rd minute of the second-half but Limerick points from Sean McSweeney and Paul White maintained the lead. Eoin Cleary had Clare’s second goal in injury time.

    Scorers for Limerick: S O’Carroll (1-4, 2f 1 45), S McSweeney (0-4, 3 f), D Treacy (1-0), D Neville (0-2), D Daly, P White, B Donovan (0-1 each).

    Scorers for Clare: K Sexton (0-6, 5f), E Cleary (1-2), C O’Dea 1-0, S McGrath 1-0.

    LIMERICK: D O’Sullivan; D Daly J McCarthy, S O’Dea; P White, I Corbett, P Hannan; D Treacy, D Ward; P Nash, G Collins, D Neville; S McSweeney, S O’Carroll, J Lee.
    Subs: P Quinn for Daly (41), J Naughton for Lee (45), B Fanning for Ward (48), G Noonan for Nash (51), C Fahy for Hannan (66).

    CLARE: J Hayes; D Nagle, J Hayes, M McMahon; L Markham, G Kelly, C O’Dea; G Brennan, C O’Connor; S Brennan, S McGrath, D Bolton; E Cleary, K Sexton, G O’Brien
    Subs: J Malone for Bolton (h-t), C Russell for Markham (h-t), S Malone for O’Brien (51), E Collins for Nagle (63), C Malone for S Brennan (66).

    Referee: P O’Sullivan (Kerry)

    Team News

    New Limerick senior football manager Billy Lee has named his team for his opening game of 2017. The management team of Billy Lee, Paudie Kissane, Brian Begley and Ricky Ronayne has released the following for Wednesday nights McGrath Cup against Clare at St Patrick’s at 7.30pm,

    1. Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen), 2. Daniel Daly (Fr Caseys), 3. Johnny McCarthy (St Kierans), 4. Sean O Dea (Kilteely/Dromkeen), 5. Paul White (Rathkeale), 6. Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest) (Captain), 7. Paul Hannon (Newcastlewest), 8. Darragh Treacy (St Kierans), 9. David Ward (Fr Caseys), 10. Peter Nash (Kildimo/Pallaskernry), 11. Ger Collins (Monaleen), 12. Danny Neville (Ballysteen), 13. Sean McSweeney (St Kierans) 14. Seamus O Carroll (Cappagh) and 15. Jamie Lee (Newcastlewest)

    THE Clare senior football team to play Limerick on Wednesday evening at St Patrick’s grounds at 7.30pm has been named. The team shows ten changes from that side that defeated Waterford on Sunday with Kilrush duo Darragh Bolton and Gearóid O’Brien making their first starts.

    If Clare beat Limerick they will advance to their second successive McGrath Cup final. The starting 15 is as follows –

    Clare: Joe Hayes; Darren Nagle, Kevin Harnett, Martin McMahon; Liam Markham, Gordon Kelly, Cian O’Dea; Gary Brennan and Cathal O’Connor; Shane Brennan, Shane McGrath, Darragh Bolton; Eoin Cleary, Keelan Sexton and Gearóid O’Brien.

    Match Coverage

    Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Quarter-Final – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 3-12 Christian Brothers College, Cork 1-12

    St Colman’s progress to semis in Harty Cup

    Report By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

    St Colman’s made the use of the elements as three first-half goals provided the platform for victory in this Dr Harty Cup quarter-final at Church Road in Blackrock on Wednesday.

    St Colman’s College, Fermoy … 3-12; CBC, Cork … 1-12

    Having scored the first three points, Colman’s surged clear when Barry Murphy scored a fine goal and Brian Roche was on hand to make it 2-4 to 0-1 on 17 minutes.

    Conleth Ryan followed immediately with a third goal while Jamie Sheehan and Shane Ryan added points as they retired at half-time with a 3-7 to 0-1 lead.

    Tommy O’Connell’s free-taking, allied to scores from Declan O’Hanlon, allowed CBC to eat into the lead in the second half, with Roche getting Colman’s only score of the third quarter. When CBC sub Jamie Corkery pointed soon after his introduction, it was 3-10 to 0-11 and the same player went close to a goal but his shot flew across goal and wide.

    Diarmuid Lenihan and Murphy settled Colman’s with late points, meaning Eoin Moloney’s late goal for CBC was just a consolation.

    Scorers for St Colman’s College: B Murphy (1-3), B Roche (1-2), D Lenihan (0-4, frees), J Sheehan (0-3), C Ryan (1-0).

    Scorers for CBC: T O’Connell (0-5, frees), D O’Hanlon (0-4), E Moloney (1-0), J Twomey, D McBarron, J Corkery (0-1 each).

    ST COLMAN’S COLLEGE: E Davis (St Catherine’s); E Wallace (St Catherine’s), J O’Leary (Castlelyons), K Neville (St Catherine’s); S McCarthy (Fermoy), N O’Leary (Castlelyons), E Roche (Bride Rovers); S O’Connor (Bride Rovers), D Lenihan (Ballyhooly); J Sheehan (Kilworth), B Murphy (Castlelyons), D Lardner (Fermoy); C Ryan (Bride Rovers), B Roche (Bride Rovers), A Creed (Fermoy)
    Subs: E Carey (Kilworth) for Creed (48), F Hickey (Ballyduff Upper, Waterford) for Lardner (55, injured), S Kenny (Ballyduff Upper, Waterford) for Murphy (60, injured).

    CBC: D Heffernan (Mallow); C Barrett (St Finbarr’s), C Power (Blarney), A Cronin (Glen Rovers); B Keohane (Ballincollig), E Moloney (Midleton), C Flynn (Na Piarsaigh); M Walsh (Cloughduv), S Finn (Midleton); J Twomey (Kilshanning), D O’Hanlon (Blarney), C Murphy (Na Piarsaigh); T O’Connell (Midleton), R Downey (Glen Rovers), E McCarthy (Inniscarra)
    Subs: J Corkery (Glen Rovers) for McCarthy (36), D McBarron (Carrigaline) for Murphy (43), C McNamara (Erin’s Own) for Power (51).

    Referee: D Kirwan (Éire Óg)

    When – Wednesday January 11th at 1:30pm
    Where – Church Rd, Blackrock
    Referee – Diarmuid Kirwan (Cork)
    Next Round – The winners will play the winners of Árdscoil Rís Limerick and CBS Midleton in the Semi-Final on Saturday January 28th.

    Admission Prices
    Adults – €5
    Students / OAP’s – €3

    Results to Date

    Christian Brothers College, Cork
    Last 16 – CBC, Cork 3-18 St. Francis College Rochestown 3-12
    Group A Round 3 – Scoil Na Trioniode Doon 0-12 Christian Brothers College, Cork 0-10
    Group A Round 1 – Christian Brothers College, Cork 4-17 Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock 1-13

    Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy
    Last 16 – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 4-22 St Flannans 2-19 (AET)
    Group E – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 2-15 CBS Midleton 1-14

    Match Preview

    The all Cork clash of St. Colmans Fermoy and CBC Cork will be eagerly anticipated on Leeside. St. Colmans began their campaign on a positive note with a come from behind 2-15 to 1-14 victory over CBS Midleton when scoring 1-6 without reply to finish the game saw them emerge as Group E winners. A semi-final meeting with old rivals St. Flannans awaited and what a game this turned out to be. A Brian Roche goal helped Colmans in to a 1-8 to 0-8 half-time lead. A Barry Murphy goal early in the second half put Colmans seven points up but this game was not over. St. Flannans assumed control for much of the remainder of the second half, outscoring Colmans by 2-5 to 0-1 to put the Clare side three points in front. Deep in to injury time however, a Diarmuid Lenihan free for Colmans seemed to take a deflection through a mass of bodies in front of goal and find the net to force extra time. St. Colmans would run out comprehensive nine point winners in extra time with Barry Murphy adding his second goal.

    CBC Cork have played three games to date. In their opening match, CBC scored two early goals and led Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock by 2-11 to 0-7 at the interval before going on to record a 13 point victory. Their next game would ultimately decide the Group A winners and after a low scoring game, Scoil Na Trioniode Doon ran out two point winners to consign CBC to the runners-up spot and a meeting with St. Francis College Rochestown. CBC did not start well and trailed by five points approaching the interval before a Tommy O’Connell goal left Rochestown just two points in front at half-time. CBC drew level in the 38th minute before completely taking over the game, outscoring Rochestown by 2-9 to 0-1 over the next 15 minutes. CBC led by 14 points heading in the final stages only to concede three late goals but it was too little, too late and CBC qualified for the Quarter-Final with six points to spare.

    Diarmuid Kirwan will take the whistle for this game in Church Road Blackrock with a 1:30pm throw-in on Wednesday.

    McGrath Cup Football – Cork 2-22 Tipperary 1-10

    Cork defeated Tipperary by 2-22 to 1-10 in Round 2 of the McGrath Cup Football on Wednesday January 11th at Templetuohy.

    Niall Coakley makes the most of Cork opportunity

    By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

    Cork’s 2017 season opened in promising fashion last night as an experimental outfit eased past the challenge of Tipperary.

    A Wednesday night fixture under lights in Templetuohy was as off-Broadway as season openers go, but in fairness to Peadar Healy’s mix and match outfit, they went about their business in determined fashion and had their first victory of the year wrapped up by the call for half-time.

    Cian Dorgan and John Mullins were handed their competitive debuts, while Niall Coakley, a native of Carrigaline who plays his club football with St Jude’s in Dublin, was also afforded a first start in a red shirt.

    Dorgan was an early withdrawal, an injury sustained in the 12th minute cutting short the Ballincollig man’s evening. His replacement, Kevin Davis, was one of the standout performers on either side, the Skibb forward kicking six points from play upon his introduction. Coakley too had a good night at the office. He finished with 2-3.

    Feeding both men, more often than not, was centre- forward Seán Powter, the young Douglas footballer displaying pretty commendable levels of fitness for the second week of January.

    This McGrath Cup game was the first meeting of the counties since Tipperary’s famous Munster championship win over the Rebels in June of last year and while revenge certainly wasn’t on the travelling agenda, there was never any fear of a second successive defeat at the hands of the Premier County materialising.

    It was game over at half-time, the visitors enjoying a 1-12 to 1-4 advantage. The situation would have been far worse for Liam Kearns’ charges but for an Alan Moloney goal in first-half stoppages. Injury had robbed the home management of defenders Paddy Codd and Colm O’Shaughnessy and their full-back line was continuously stretched by Coakley and the direct running of Powter. Davis, meanwhile, had four points beside his name come the break.

    Coakley supplied both Cork goals, the first of which arrived in the 20th minute and in the middle of an unanswered 1-6 from the winners. His initial effort came back down off the post and when Powter suffered the same fortune, the ball fell kindly back into Coakley’s path and he rattled the net from close range.

    Healy’s charges noticeably eased off in the second period, with six points being as close as Tipperary would get, that after two on the bounce from the impressive Liam Boland. Liam McGrath and Robbie Kiely were the other Tipperary players to show form, the former kicking three from play before being hauled ashore.

    As it was, Cork finished out proceedings with an uninterrupted 1-7. Powter put through Coakley for goal number two on 60 minutes, with Ruairi Deane, Powter, Conor Dorman, Padraig De Róiste, Brian and Don O’Driscoll swelling their tally.

    A second successive defeat ends Tipperary’s involvement in the competition, while Cork host Kerry at Mallow on Sunday with the winner advancing to the following weekend’s McGrath Cup decider.

    Scorers for Cork: N Coakley (2-3, 0-1 free); K Davis (0-6); B O’Driscoll, D O’Driscoll (0-3 each); R Deane, S Powter (0-2 each); C Dorman, I Maguire, P De Róiste (0-1 each);

    Scorers for Tipperary: L Boland (0-4); L McGrath (0-3); A Moloney (1-0); D Foley, L Casey (0-1 each).

    CORK: R Price; M Shields, J Mullins, J. McLoughlin; S Cronin, C Dorman, M Taylor; I Maguire, R Deane; K O’Driscoll, S Powter, B O’Driscoll; N Coakley, P Kelleher, C Dorgan.
    Subs: D O’Driscoll for K O’Driscoll (11 mins, inj); K Davis for Dorgan (12 mins, inj); K Histon for Taylor (HT); P De Roiste for Maguire (HT).

    TIPPERARY: C Kenrick; B Fox, J Hennessy, K Fahey; J Keane, R Kiely, B Maher; A Moloney, J Kennedy; J Lonergan, L Casey, L McGrath; L Boland, C Stapleton, D Foley
    Subs: A McGrath for Maher (HT); P Shanahan for Casey (42 mins); C Sweeney for L McGrath (45); M Dunne for Kiely (49, bc); I Fahey for Foley (55).

    Referee: R Hickey (Clare)

    Team News

    The Cork Senior Football team to play Tipperary on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Templetuohy has been announced as follows.

    1. Ryan Price – O Donovan Rossa
    2. Michael Shields – St Finbarrs
    3. John Mullins – Eire Og
    4. John McLoughlin – Kanturk
    5. Stephen Cronin – Nemo Rangers
    6. Conor Dorman – Bishopstown
    7. Matthew Taylor – Mallow
    8. Ian Maguire – St Finbarrs
    9. Ruairi Deane – Bantry Blues
    10. Sean Powter – Douglas
    11. Mark Collins – Castlehaven
    12. Kevin O Driscoll – Tadhg MacCarthaigh
    13. Niall Coakley – St Judes
    14. Peter Kelleher – Kilmichael
    15. Cian Dorgan – Ballincollig

    16. Ken O Halloran – Bishopstown
    17. Brian O Driscoll – Tadhg MacCarthaigh
    18. Don O Driscoll – Clann na nGael
    19. Kevin Davis – O Donovan Rossa
    20. Kieran Histon – Cobh
    21. Padraig De Roiste – Fermoy

    The Tipperary football team to play Cork in Group A Round 2 of the McGrath Cup this Wednesday night at 7.30pm in Templetuohy has been announced.

    The Tipperary panel is as follows;

    1 Ciarán Kenrick – Moyle Rovers
    2 Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch
    3 Joseph Hennessy – Loughmore-Castleiney
    4 Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
    5 Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
    6 Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers
    7 Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
    8 Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers
    9 Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
    10 Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials
    11 Philip Austin – Borrisokane
    12 Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
    13 Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
    14 Colm Stapleton – Upperchurch-Drombane
    15 Diarmuid Foley – Moyle Rovers

    Fir Ionaid:
    16 Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
    17 Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers
    18 Liam Casey – Cahir
    19 Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers
    20 Paul Shanahan – Upperchurch-Drombane
    21 David Butler – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
    22 Cian Hennessy – Loughmore-Castleiney
    23 Aidan McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
    24 Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
    25 Ian Fahey – Clonmel Commercials

    Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Quarter-Final – Árdscoil Rís Limerick 1-15 CBS Midleton 2-12

    Ardscoil Rís and Midleton CBS must meet again in Harty

    Report by Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

    Ardscoil Rís and Midleton CBS will have to do it all again next week after this highly entertaining Harty Cup quarter-final finished level after eighty minutes.

    Harty Cup quarter-final

    Ardscoil Rís 1-15 Midleton CBS 2-12 (AET)

    Midleton will feel aggrieved not to have sealed the deal in normal time having turned around a three-point interval deficit to lead by two with 12 minutes remaining. They also had the benefit of a strong wind in the second period.

    The reigning champions, though, weren’t about to relinquish their crown without a fight and a free each from Brian Ryan and Paul O’Brien levelled matters at 1-7 to 0-10 with four minutes remaining.

    A Liam Gosnell edged the Cork college back in front with one minute remaining, but parity had been restored as the clock entered the red as Ardscoil Rís sub Will Henn confidently split the posts.

    Gosnell, this time standing on the sideline some 50 metres out, threw over another placed ball effort 40 seconds into time added on. This looked to be the winner. Not quite. Referee Fergal Horgan played four minutes of additional time and in the third minute of this four, Diarmuid Ryan struck a fantastic point off the hurl to force extra time.

    James Daly and Liam Gonsell both raised green flags in the first period of extra and it was tit for tat all the way to the finish line. 11 times they were level, in total. Gosnell had a chance to win it at the death, but his free tailed right and wide.

    Scorers for Ardscoil Rís: B Ryan (0-7, 0-5 frees); J Daly (1-0); P O’Brien (0-2 frees), J McInerney (0-2 each); D Carroll (0-1 sc), D Ryan, R Considine, W Henn (0-1 each).

    Scorers for Midleton CBS: L Gosnell (1-9, 0-6 frees, 0-1 ’65); J Stack (1-0); B Twomey, G Millerick, B Twomey (0-1 each).

    Ardscoil Rís: B Curtin (Adare); P Heaney (Na Piarsaigh), R Connolly (Adare), J Considine (Patrickswell); J Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), D Carroll (Newport), D Ryan (Cratloe); B Ryan (South Liberties), J Gleeson (Na Piarsaigh); P O’Brien (Mungret St Paul’s), R Duff (Mungret St Paul’s), R McCarthy (Na Piarsaigh); R Considine (Cratloe), D Woulfe (Kilmallock), J McInerney (Cratloe)
    Subs: J Delahunty (Newport) for Heaney (36 mins); W Henn (Na Piarsaigh) for McCarthy (48); J Daly (Na Piarsaigh) for Considine (53); C O’Reilly (Patrickswell) for McInerney (59); E McEvoy (Na Piarsaigh) for Boylan (65); J McInerney for O’Brien (74); J Boylan for Gleeson (77).

    Midleton CBS: R Walsh (St Colman’s); A Daly (Midleton), S O’Leary Hayes (Midleton), E O’Sullivan (St Colman’s); R McConville (Midleton), J McDonnell (Aghada), A Walsh Barry (Carrigtwohill); S O’Meara (Midleton), C Coughlan (Killeagh); B Twomey (Carrigtwohill), G Millerick (Fr O’Neill’s), C Terry (Aghada); L O’Shea (Lisgoold), L Gosnell (Carrigtwohill), J Stack (Kiltha Óg)
    Subs: L Duggan Murray (St Colman’s) for Coughlan (47 mins); P O’Brien (Midleton) for Terry (54); C Terry for Twomey (60); J Landers (Killeagh) for O’Sullivan (60); C Coughlan (67).

    Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

    When – Wednesday January 11th at 1:30pm
    Where – Bansha
    Referee – Fergal Horgan (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams, Tipperary)
    Next Round – The winners will play the winners of Christian Brothers College, Cork and Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy in the Semi-Final on Saturday January 28th.

    Admission Prices
    Adults – €5
    Students / OAP’s – €3

    Results to Date

    Árdscoil Rís Limerick
    Last 16 – Árdscoil Rís 4-16 Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc 1-07
    Group D – Árdscoil Rís Limerick 2-17 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 1-5

    CBS Midleton
    Last 16 – CBS Midleton 1-15 Scoil Na Trioniode Doon 1-12
    Group E – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 2-15 CBS Midleton 1-14

    Match Preview

    The defending champions Árdscoil Rís Limerick will look to qualify for their tenth Harty Cup semi-final in a row when they take on CBS Midleton. The Limerick side have won four of their nine previous semi-final meetings but amazingly, have never lost a Harty Cup final in that time.

    Árdscoil Rís have not been tested in their two games to date, putting up 6 goals and 33 points and conceding just 2-12. In the opening round against Hamilton High School, a tally of 2-2 from Limerick Minor of the past three seasons Brian Ryan helped Árdscoil Rís to a 15 point victory. In the Last 16 versus Charleville CBS, Darragh Carroll’s first half goal helped Árdscoil Rís to a 1-8 to 0-4 interval lead. Further goals by Brian Ryan and David Woulfe (2) in the second half ensured a comprehensive 18 point victory and signalled to all teams remaining in this year’s Harty Cup that Árdscoil Rís will be a force to be reckoned with again.

    CBS Midleton, winners of the Dean Ryan Cup in the autumn of 2014 and 2015, have an experienced side but lost out to Cork rivals St. Colmans by four points in their Group E encounter. In an exciting game, St. Colmans led by six point early on only to see Midleton record 1-4 without reply to give them a one point interval lead. Midleton stretched their advantage out to five point heading in to the final quarter but Colmans took over completely to score 1-6 without reply in the closing 10 minutes to run out winners by four points with James Sheehan getting the all-important goal for Colmans.

    CBS Midleton took on Scoil Na Trioniode Doon in a tricky Last 16 game. There was little between the sides in the opening half but Midleton’s greater threat in open play helped them in to a three point interval lead. When Ger Millerick recorded a Midleton goal at the start of the second half, the game looked over as a contest but to Doon’s credit, they came back to reduce the deficit to three points heading in to the last 10 minutes. Midleton then scored four unanswered points to wrap up the game before a late consolation goal for Doon left three points in it at the finish. Liam Gosnell has been top scorer for Midleton to date scoring 0-15, 10 from frees helped by Liam O’Shea who has 1-5 to his name, 1-3 from play.

    Fergal Horgan is the man in the middle for this game with a 1:30pm throw-in at Bansha on Wednesday.