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Munster MFC S-Final Playoff 2 – Tipperary 2-11 Waterford 2-6

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 2-11 to 2-6 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final Playoff 2 on Wednesday April 25th at Leamybrien.


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Tipperary forwards on top form against Waterford in Munster MFC play-off

Report by Tomás McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 2-11 Waterford 2-6

A five-point margin flattered the home team in the Leamybrien sunshine today as Tipperary were the silkier team on show in this Munster MFC semi-final play-off.

Before a crowd of 540, eight Premier players scored from play including all six forwards. Matt O’Doherty’s side, who controlled the ball for large portions, could afford to shoot fourteen wides on their way to a last-four meeting with Clare at Semple Stadium.

Kyle Shelly and Devon Ryan claimed the Tipp goals in either half but the away team created four further chances for green flags. Shelly and Ryan forced fine saves out of Niall McSweeney, Aidan Behan cleared off the line and top scorer Christy English lashed one off the crossbar.

Waterford haven’t managed a minor victory since 2014. Despite the best efforts of McSweeney, Liam Fennell and James Power, they made too many handling errors and struggled at midfield throughout.

A burst of 1-4 approaching the break gave a wind-assisted Tipp a 1-9 to 1-2 interval lead.

A point attempt from talisman Kyle Shelly on 27 minutes looped over McSweeney and into the back of the net. The full forward proved a handful for Waterford captain Tom Walsh.

Sean O’Connor, Eddie Daly, Keith Ryan and Christy English lifted white flags in this crucial period. The blue and gold bossed the opposition kickouts and recorded eight wides compared to Waterford’s one.

The locals went 1-1 to 0-2 ahead with ten minutes on the stopwatch when midfielder James Power approached from the right and sent a deflected effort past Callan Scully.

Tipp free-taker English cancelled it out with three in a row. Power levelled from a free but it proved their last score of the opening thirty. The Tipp takeover left them seven in arrears at halfway.

Two frees Power reduced the gap to five during the third quarter. The number nine ended with 1-4 to his credit. McSweeney denied Devon Ryan from close range.

On 40 minutes, a Ryan point effort hit the post but he buried the rebound with the aid of the metalwork this time. Max Hackett became Tipp’s eighth scorer at the three-quarter stage and the leaders eased off. They used their full complement of subs.

Liam Fennell gave fiery display at wing-back for Waterford but two quick yellows from referee Alan Long forced him to sit out the closing eleven minutes.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Tom Flynn’s charges battled to the full-time whistle. Their endeavours were rewarded when Aaron Ryan forced in a consolation goal two minutes from time.

Scorers for Tipperary: C English 0-5 (4fs), K Shelly, D Ryan 1-0 each, S O’Connor 0-2 (1f), J Ryan, K Ryan, M Hackett, E Daly 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: J Power 1-4 (3fs), A Ryan 1-1, L Fennell 0-1.

Tipperary: C Scully (Nenagh Éire Óg); T McDonagh (Cahir), S Lowe (Moyne-Templetuohy), C McDonagh (Cahir); M O’Meara (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), G Meagher (Inane Rovers), J Ryan (Arravale Rovers); K Hayes (Moycarkey-Borris), K Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane); M Hackett (Moycarkey-Borris), D Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), E Daly (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams); C English (Ballyporeen), K Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), S O’Connor (Clonmel Commercials).
Subs: C Power (Ballina) for Daly (45), R Byron (Galtee Rovers) for Hayes (48), J Holloway (Carrick Swan) for English (55), D Farrelly (Clerihan) for D Ryan (58), C Whelan (Mullinahone) for J Ryan (58), K Costello (Durlas Óg) for Hackett (61).

Waterford: N McSweeney (Gaultier); S Lennon (Brickey Rangers), T Walsh (Rathgormack), S Boyce (The Nire); L Fennell (Stradbally), C Foley (Ballinacourty), A Behan (Kilrossanty); C Browne (Brickey Rangers), L Walsh (The Nire); H Griffin (Ballinameela), J Power (Rathgormack), S Ronayne (Brickey Rangers); A Ryan (The Nire), M O Floinn (Old Parish), N O’Keeffe (De La Salle).
Subs: R Elliffe (Rathgormack) for Browne (37), T Mooney (Kill) for Boyce (42), P Fitzgerald (Kilrossanty) for O’Keeffe (57).

Referee: A Long (Cork).


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Munster MFC S-Final Playoff 1 – Tipperary 2-12 Limerick 1-11

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 1-11 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final Playoff 1 on Wednesday April 18th at Newcastlewest.


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Premier County find the extra gear to set up date with Déise

By Eamonn Dornan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary will meet Waterford next Wednesday in the second round Munster MFC play-off after this extra-time win over Limerick in Newcastle West last night.

Munster MFC play-off

Limerick 1-11 Tipperary 2-12

It was Limerick that kicked four late points to ensure extra time, but they could only find one score in extra-time, as Tipperary edged to a four-point victory. There was a penalty for each side in the opening half, after which Limerick were 1-4 to 1-3 ahead. Limerick had moved 0-4 to 0-1 ahead after 10 minutes, with Eoin Murphy kicking successive scores, but then they went 15 minutes without a score. The Tipperary goal came at the mid point of the half, when Kyle Shelly dispatched a low shot to the net from the a penalty.

The next score was another penalty, albeit 10 minutes later, which Dylan Moloney finished in style. Christy English had a point late in the half, but Limerick led by the minimum at the break. Tipperary bossed the early minutes in the second half to move 2-6 to 1-4 clear, with Shelly scoring his second goal. It was 13 minutes into the half when Moloney had a Limerick score with a free, but when Sean O’Connor kicked a Tipperary free, they were 2-7 to 1-6 ahead entering the final quarter.

They weren’t to score again and Limerick found the final four points to force extra time; all were frees, apart from the final score in injury time from Keith O’Kelly. Tipperary were a point up at half-time in extra-time and Limerick failed to score in the second 10-minute period.

Scorers for Limerick: D Moloney 1-5 (1-0p, 5f), E Murphy 0-2, J Hayes, K Guinea (f), K O’Kelly, L Gleeson 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: K Shelly 2-3 (1-0p), C English 0-4 (2f), S O’Connor 0-2 (2f), M O’Meara (f), D Ryan, J Holloway 0-1 each.

Limerick: K Walsh (Ballysteen); M O’Hanrahan (Monaleen), C Carew (Claughaun), S Bradshaw (Pallasgreen); D O’Keeffe (Kilpeacon), T Lyons (Croom), L Gammell (Ballysteen); J Molyneaux (Dromcollogher-Broadford), J Hayes (St Kierans); B Foley (Newcastle West), D Moloney (St Kierans), D Kearns (St Senans); P O’Shaughnessy (Ballysteen), E Murphy (Fr Caseys), P Gallagher (Rathkeale)
Subs: K O’Kelly (Granagh-Ballingarry) for Gallagher (41), L Scannell (Fr Caseys) for O’Keeffe (46), L Gleeson (Newcastle West) for Foley (48), K Guinea (St Kierans) for Gammell (49), R O’Connor (Newcastle West) for Moloney (54), A McMahon (St Patricks) for Hayes, (e-t), L Gammell (Ballysteen) for Molyneaux (64), R O’Connell (Fr Caseys) for Carew (74), D Moloney (St Kierans) for Murphy (76).

Tipperary: C Scully (Nenagh Eire Og); T McDonagh (Cahir), S Lowe (Moyne-Templetuohy), C McDonagh (Cahir); M O’Meara (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), G Meagher (Inane Rovers), J Ryan (Arravale Rovers); B Murphy (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), K Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane); M Hackett (Moycarkey-Borris), D Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), K Hayes (Moycarkey-Borris); K Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), C English (Ballyporeen), E Daly (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)
Subs: S O’Connor (Clonmel Commercials) for Hackett (h-t), R Byron (Galtee Rovers) for Murphy (h-t), C Whelan (Mullinahone) for Ryan, b-c (43), J O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers) for Meagher (57), J Holloway (Carrick Swans) for Daly (58), A Flannery (Galtee Rovers) for Ryan (61), M Hackett for Moycarkey-Borris) for O’Meara (73), D Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams) for English (74), D Hickey (Arravale Rovers) for Shelly (80mins).

Referee: J Ryan (Cork)


Fixture Details

Wednesday April 18th
Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final Playoff 1
Limerick v Tipperary
Venue: Newcastlewest @ 6:30pm
Referee: John Ryan (Cork)
Extra Time if Necessary


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All-Ireland Scór Sinsear Final

The 2017/2018 All-Ireland Scór Sinsear Final will take place on Saturday April 14th at IT Sligo.



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Job Opportunity – GAA Director of Finance


GAA Director of Finance Position

The purpose of the role is to provide strategic leadership to the Finance Department in managing the Association’s financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, tax and regulatory requirements, payroll systems and processes.

The role will also provide strategic leadership to the Insurance and Ticketing teams. The Director of Finance will have responsibility for the financial management and governance of all companies within the GAA, Croke Park and their subsidiaries.

The Director of Finance will be a member of the Association’s Board of Directors and will also contribute to strategic and operational planning.


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Job Opportunity – Camogie Youth Development Co-ordinator

Reporting to the Technical Development and Participation Manager, the key purpose of the Camogie Youth Development Co-ordinator is to develop, manage and support initiatives that support young people’s development, involvement and pathway within the sport. This involvement includes playing, refereeing, coaching and administrative aspects in the sport.

The closing date for applications is Friday April 13th, 2018 at 5.00pm

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Job Posting – Post-Primary and Events Officer

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.


Post-Primary and Events Officer
Comhairle na Mumhan C.L.G / Munster GAA


Comhairle na Mumhan C.L.G (the Council) is now seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the above position. The successful candidate will be employed by Comhairle na Mumhan C.L.G. and will be based in the Council’s Headquarters (HQ) in Castletroy, County Limerick.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the provision of administrative, clerical and games planning/management services to the Provincial Post-Primary Schools’ Council. This will include making arrangements for Post-Primary Schools fixtures and overseeing the completion of fixture programmes. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the provision of administrative and logistical support to the Council’s Operations Manager in relation to the organisation of Council games and events as well as other administrative and clerical duties as assigned from time to time.

While the basic hours will be normal office hours, the successful candidate will be required to work in the evening and at weekends on a regular basis and so will need to be flexible in order to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The successful candidate shall report directly to the Council’s Operations Manager, with a secondary reporting relationship with the Council’s CEO/Secretary.


Responsibilities shall include:

Post-Primary Duties:

  • Draft master fixture plan annually;
  • Liaise with County Post-Primary Schools’ Development (Servicing) Officer to co-ordinate provincial fixtures on a weekly basis;
  • Make appropriate arrangements if fixture schedule changes;
  • Allocate gate collectors to matches with admission fees;
  • Constant monitoring and updating of financial activities;
  • Acting PRO – Supply information to local media outlets & Daily update website/Servasport system;
  • Process Disciplinary Actions, Hearings, Appeals & Objections;
  • Drive initiatives e.g. implement strategic plan;
  • Post-Primary Sector Analysis and Policy formulation in conjunction with the appointed Post-Primary Schools’ Council;
  • Management of county servicing officer, review county fixture programmes to ensure meaningful games are been provided;
  • Event management of Finals;
  • Represent Post Primary Schools’ Council on Coaching & Games Development Committee;
  • Secretarial duties on behalf of CEO/Secretary.

    Events Duties:

  • Review fixture schedule and coordinate staff for all Munster Competitions (Club Championship, Co-op Superstores Senior Hurling League, McGrath Cup, Minor, U20/U21 and Senior Championships matches);
  • Work in close partnership with Operations Manager to successfully manage each match;
  • Site inspections to confirm venue suitability and identify resources required;
  • Prepare stewarding plans and staff positioning for each game;
  • Briefing, deployment and managing of event staff on match day;
  • Event management at matches;
  • Provide event management services, consultancy and resources to the host venues for national fixtures;
  • Monitor and review staff performance on a continuous basis;
  • Supervising & Assembling resources for games (Floats, Paperwork, managers briefings etc);
  • Reconciling and lodgement of cash after each game;
  • Carry out tasks as requested by the CEO/Secretary and the Operations Manager.

    The role holder will also be required to undertake any other responsibilities or duties as may reasonably assigned by the Operations Manager or CEO/Secretary.

    Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAA structures and procedures; Extensive interest and involvement in Gaelic Games;
  • Knowledge of event planning and management practices and procedures as well as associated health and safety considerations and protocols.
  • Strong administration experience and IT skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with a proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities;
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative and perform effectively as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrable ability to build and sustain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to be flexible in approach to work.

    Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience of planning, organising and managing events;
  • Relevant third level qualification.

    Candidates interested in the above role should apply with an up to date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae via https://jobs.ie/ApplyForJob.aspx?Id=1695168 on or before 3pm on Thursday, 12th April 2018.

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  • Munster Minor Football Quarter-Final – Kerry 1-15 Tipperary 0-4

    Kerry defeated Tipperary by 1-15 to 0-4 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 11th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


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    Kerry breeze through to semis with emphatic win over Tipperary

    Report by Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

    Kerry 1-15 Tipperary 0-4

    The Kerry minor footballers breezed into the semi-finals of the Munster championship with this emphatic victory over Tipperary.

    The winners limited the hosts to one second-half point and it was game over when Tipperary suffered a double-blow on 41 minutes; Kevin Hayes, having conceded a penalty when fouling Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoích, was sent off having received a black card to go with his earlier yellow. Paul Walsh nailed the resulting spot kick to send Kerry into a 1-10 to 0-3 unassailable lead.

    Captain Paul O’Shea, along with subs Dylan Geaney and Sean Quilter, closed out the win with a succession of points.

    The visitors led 0-7 to 0-3 at the break and should have been further in front, with Tipperary goalkeeper Callan Scully producing two fine saves to deny Patrick D’Arcy and Jack Kennelly. Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoích had a third goal chance but blasted over from close range.

    Tipperary had only one scorer in the first-half, Christy English, the Ballyporeen youngster kicking Tipperary’s one and only point from play in the first-half seven minutes in. Tipperary play Limerick in a playoff next Wednesday, last chance saloon for both sides.

    Scorers for Kerry: P Walsh (1-3, 1-0 pen, 0-3 frees); R Ó Beaglaoích (0-5, 0-4 frees); D Geaney (0-2 frees); P O’Shea, K Falvey, P D’Arcy, S Quilter (0-1 ‘45) J Kennelly (0-1 each).

    Scorers for Tipperary: C English (0-3, 0-2 frees); C Whelan (0-1).

    Kerry: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); C Flannery (Dingle), C Moriarty (Annascaul), O Fitzgerald (Gneeveguilla); K O’Donoghue (Legion), D McCarthy (Kenmare), D Murphy (Rathmore); P O’Shea (Kilcummin), D Lyne (Legion); D Rahilly (Rathmore), P D’Arcy (Glenflesk), K Falvey (Annascaul); J Kennelly (Ballydonoghue), P Walsh (Brosna), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)
    Subs: D Dineen (Rathmore) for Kennelly (45 mins); J O’Connor (Beaufort) for D’Arcy (47); D Mangan (Laune Rangers) for O’Donoghue (50); S Quilter (Austin Stacks) for Lyne (54); D Geaney (Dingle) for Ó Beaglaoích (56); J McCarthy (Kenmare) for Falvey (60).

    Tipperary: C Scully (Nenagh Éire Óg); T McDonagh (Cahir), S Lowe (Moyne-Templetuohy), C McDonagh (Cahir); M O’Meara (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), K Hayes (Moycarkey-Borris), J Ryan (Arravale Rovers); B Murphy (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), K Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane); D Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), E Daly (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), M Hackett (Moycarkey-Borris); A Flannery (Galtee Rovers), K Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), C English (Ballyporeen)
    Subs: D Farrelly (Clerihan) for Flannery (HT); G Meagher (Inane Rovers) for T McDonagh (38); C Whelan (Mullinaone) for Murphy (44); J O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers) for J Ryan (49); R Byron (Galtee Rovers) for Daly (58).

    Referee: D O’Callaghan (Limerick).


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    Munster Minor Football Quarter-Final – Clare 3-13 Limerick 2-9

    Clare defeated Limerick by 3-13 to 2-9 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 11th at Cusack Park Ennis.


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    Students/OAP’s: Can avail of a €5 concession on full price tickets at the designated stile prior to entry with valid ID
    U-16’s: Free

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    Munster Minor Football Quarter-Final – Cork 4-20 Waterford 0-5

    Cork defeated Waterford by 4-20 to 0-5 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 11th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


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    Adult General Admission: €10.00
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    U-16’s: Free

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    Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1 Final – Kilkenny 0-15 Cork 1-11

    Kilkenny defeated Cork by 0-15 to 1-11 in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1 Final on Sunday April 8th at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.



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