Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Tipperary v Cork

Tipperary will play Cork in Round 2 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday May 27th at 2pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.


Video Match Preview


Ticket Prices – Senior and Minor Hurling Round-Robin Championship Matches

Adult: Stand €20, Terrace €15
Under 16s: €5 all areas
Student/OAP: Concession of €5 with valid ID prior to entry at the designated stile.

The above prices are pre purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day

Tickets are available for purchase via gaa.ie/tickets
and participating Centra and Supervalu Outlets (Ticketing Store Locator)


John Meyler – Munster Magic


Fixture Details

27.05.2018 (Sun)
Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 2
Semple Stadium, Thurles 14:00
Tiobraid Árann v Corcaigh
Referee: John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)


Team News

Tipperary: Brian Hogan; Sean O’Brien, Seamus Kennedy, Michael Cahill; Joe O’Dwyer, Ronan Maher, Padriac Maher (capt); Brendan Maher, Billy McCarthy; Dan McCormack, Noel McGrath, Patrick McGrath; Seamus Callanan, Jason Forde, John McGrath


Tipperary v Cork

They meet in the championship for the 86th time, with Tipperary leading 39-38, with seven draws and one abandoned game from the previous 85.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS
2017: Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 (Munster quarter-final)
2014: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2012: Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24 (Munster semi-final)
2011: Tipperary 3-22 Cork 0-23 (Munster quarter-final)
2010: Cork 3-15 Tipperary 0-14 (Munster quarter-final)

The counties made contrasting starts to the ‘Round Robin’ campaign last Sunday when Cork beat Clare (2-23 to 1-21) while Tipperary lost to Limerick (1-23 to 2-14). Tipperary beat Cork by 1-24 to 1-21 in their Allianz League clash Semple Stadium in March. Pat Horgan scored 1-10 (0-8 frees, 1-0 penalty) for Cork while Jason Forde scored 0-12 (0-7 frees for Tipperary). Cork’s win over Tipperary last year was the first time they had beaten the Premier county in Thurles since 2006. Michael Ryan (Tipperary) is in his second season as Tipperary manager while John Meyler is in his first year with Cork.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Clare v Waterford

Clare will play Waterford in Round 2 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday May 27th at 3:30pm in Cusack Park Ennis.


Video Match Preview


Team News

WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Shane Fives, Barry Coughlan, Noel Connors; Tadhg de Burca, Darragh Fives, Philip Mahony; Jamie Barron, Conor Gleeson; Kevin Moran, Tom Devine, Jake Dillon; Maurice Shanahan, Michael Walsh, Shane McNulty

Clare: Donal Tuohy; Patrick O’Connor, Conor Cleary, Jack Browne; Seada Morey, David McInerney, David Fitzgerald; Colm Gavin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, John Conlon, David Reidy; Conor McGrath, Peter Duggan, Shane O’Donnell.
Subs: Andrew Fahy, Cian Dillon, Jason McCarthy, Jamie Shanahan, Mikey O’Malley, Ryan Taylor, Niall Deasy, Ian Galvin, Mikey O’Neill, Podge Collins, Darragh Corry.


Match Preview


Munster Magic – Patrick O’Connor


Ticket Prices

Adult: General Admission €20
Under 16s: €5 all areas
Student/OAP: Concession of €5 with valid ID prior to entry at the designated stile.

The above prices are pre purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day

Tickets are available for purchase via gaa.ie/tickets
and participating Centra and Supervalu Outlets (Ticketing Store Locator)


Waterford Selector Eoin Murphy Interview


Fixture Details

27.05.2018 (Sun)
Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 2
Cusack Park, Ennis 15:30
Clare v Port Láirge
Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Ceatharlach)


CLARE V WATERFORD

This will be the first Munster senior hurling championship games played in Cusack Park, Ennis since 1997 when Clare beat Kerry by 3-24 to 1-6 in the quarter-final.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2016: Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
2013: Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15 (Munster quarter-final)
2012: Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18 (Munster semi-final)
2010: Waterford 0-22 Clare 1-15 (2010 Munster semi-final)
2008: Clare 2-26 Waterford 0-23 (Munster quarter-final)

The counties met in this year’s Allianz League in Ennis in Walsh Park on March 11 when Waterford won by 1-23 to 1-20 on a day when Patrick Curran scored 1-13 (0-9 frees) for the winners. Waterford were later relegated from 1A while Clare finished fourth in the table before losing the quarter-final after a free-taking shoot-out with Limerick after the game was level following two periods of extra-time. After being relegated from Division 1A of the Allianz League, Waterford will be having their first outing in the championship, while Clare lost their opening game to Cork last Sunday. Derek McGrath is in his fifth season as Waterford manager while the Gerry O’Connor/ Donal Moloney partnership is in its second year at the Banner helm.

Munster Senior Football Semi-Final – Cork 1-17 Tipperary 0-9

Cork defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 0-9 in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final on Saturday May 26th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Munster SFC: Cork sweep aside Tipperary

CORK 1-17 TIPPERARY 0-9

Report By Daragh Small for GAA.ie

Tipperary never recovered from the concession of a Colm O’Neill goal five minutes before half-time as Cork easily qualified for a provincial final against either Kerry or Clare on Saturday 23 June.

Playing just seven days on from their quarter-final win over Waterford, Tipperary never held the lead in this Semple Stadium clash and now have to be satisfied with a qualifier run for the remainder of the summer.

For Cork, Luke Connolly was in inspired form from the off and his six first-half points played a huge role in his side’s superiority, while the Nemo Rangers man added another four in the second-half, which helped Cork into a seventh Munster football final in the last eight years.

Cork’s last win in a provincial final came in 2012 when they defeated Clare. They have not beaten arch rivals Kerry in the decider for ten years, but on this showing they could well threaten either side in the final.

Points from Connolly and Sean White got them off to a great start in Thurles, and despite Michael Quinlivan kicking Tipp’s first after 11 minutes, the powerful full-forward was crucially denied by a great save from Mark White a minute later.

Jack Kennedy’s free did allow Tipperary to level matters, but Connolly landed his side’s next three points, before he sent O’Neill in for the crucial goal and Cork led 1-8 to 0-4 at the interval.

The home crowd might have hoped that half-time would bring about a turn in fortunes, but instead Cork continued to dominate. Connolly added two frees while Collins landed his second of the game, but finally Liam McGrath brought the deficit back to nine points when he scored 19 minutes from time.

Subs Philip Austin and Liam Boland also got on the scoresheet for Tipperary to cut the gap to five points with ten to go, but Connolly and Paul Kerrigan stepped up with settling scores to put a halt to the Tipperary recovery.

And there was still time for the brilliant Connolly to bring his tally to ten points – he landed five from play and then five in a row from placed balls – while Collins and Kerrigan bulked up their tallies in the closing stages to send Cork into the final, where they’ll look to claim a 38th provincial crown.

Scorers for Cork: Luke Connolly 0-10 (0-5f); Colm O’Neill 1-0; Mark Collins 0-3; Paul Kerrigan 0-2; Sean White & Brian Hurley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Liam McGrath 0-5 (0-4f); Michael Quinlivan, Jack Kennedy (0-1f), Liam Boland & Philip Austin 0-1 each.

CORK: Mark White; Kevin Crowley, Jamie O’Sullivan, Kevin Flahive; Sean White, Stephen Cronin, Tomas Clancy; Aidan Walsh, Ian Maguire; Kevin O’Driscoll, Mark Collins, Ruairi Deane; John O’Rourke, Colm O’Neill, Luke Connolly
Subs: Brian Hurley for O’Neill (47), Ronan O’Toole for O’Driscoll (56), Peter Kelleher for Walsh (58), Paul Kerrigan for O’Rourke (58), James Loughrey for Sean White (63), Matthew Taylor for Clancy (68).

TIPPERARY: Evan Comerford; Stephen O’Connell, John Meagher, Alan Campbell; Bill Maher, Robbie Kiely, Jimmy Feehan; Liam Casey, Jack Kennedy; Josh Keane, Steven O’Brien, Brian Fox; Conor Sweeney Michael Quinlivan, Liam McGrath
Subs: Philip Austin for Feehan (35), Kevin Fahey for Kiely (46), Liam Boland for Casey (49), Jason Lonergan for Keane (67), Kevin O’Halloran for Sweeney (67).

Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow).



Match Preview



Cork Manager Ronan McCarthy Interview


Ticket Information

Adult Pre Purchase: €15.00
Adult Match Day: €20.00
Juveniles/U16’s: Free
Students/Seniors will receive a €5.00 concession on Full Price Tickets with valid id prior to entry at the designated stile.

This is an unreserved seating fixture.


Fixture Details

26.05.2018 (Sat)
Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final
Semple Stadium, Thurles 19:00
Tiobraid Árann v Corcaigh
Referee: Anthony Nolan (Cill Mhantáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News

CORK (Munster SFC semi-final v Tipperary): M White (Clonakilty); K Crowley (Millstreet), J O’Sullivan (Bishopstown), K Flahive (Douglas); S White (Clonakilty), S Cronin (Nemo Rangers), T Clancy (Fermoy); A Walsh (Kanturk), I Maguire (St Finbarr’s); K O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh), M Collins (Castlehaven), R Deane (Bantry Blues); J O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), C O’Neill (Ballyclough), L Connolly (Nemo Rangers).
Subs: A Casey (Kiskeam), S Ryan (St Finbarr’s), J Loughrey (Mallow), M Taylor (Mallow), C Kiely (Ballincollig), R O’Toole (Éire Óg), P Kelleher (Kilmichael), C Vaughan (Iveleary), M Hurley (Castlehaven), S Sherlock (St Finbarr’s), B Hurley (Castlehaven), P Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers).

TIPPERARY: Evan Comerford; Shane O’Connell, John Meagher, Alan Campbell; Bill Maher, Robbie Kiely, Jimmy Feehan; Liam Casey, Jack Kennedy; Josh Keane, Kevin O’Halloran, Brian Fox; Liam Boland, Michael Quinlivan, Liam McGrath.


CORK V TIPPERARY

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2017: Cork 1-10 Tipperary 1-9 (Munster semi-final)
2016: Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
2014: Cork 0-16 Tipperary 1-11 (Munster semi-final)
2007: Cork 2-18 Tipperary 0-10 (Munster semi-final)
2002: Cork 1-23 Tipperary 0-7 (Munster final) – Replay

They meet for a third successive year, with Tipperary winning in 2016 and Cork edging to victory by a point last year. Tipperary beat Waterford by 0-20 to 0-9 in the quarter-final last Saturday. Cork, who are having their first outing, finished fifth in Division 2 this year, winning three and losing four of seven games. Liam Kearns is in his third season as Tipperary manager while Ronan McCarthy is leading Cork in the championship for the first time. The winners will play Kerry or Clare in the Munster final on June 23.

Munster Senior Camogie Championship Final – Cork 0-19 Tipperary 0-6

Cork defeated Tipperary by 0-19 to 0-6 in the Munster Senior Camogie Championship Final on Saturday May 26th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.



Munster Super 10’s FÉ 15 Competition for Club Teams

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
The Munster Super 10’s is a competition run by Munster Coaching & Games for clubs throughout the Province.
It is played at 10 a side with a panel of 12 players and is open to all clubs with a choice to play football or hurling.
The games are fast, action packed and competitive. The novelty of playing 10 a side has proven a big hit with the players as it is a refreshing change to the 15 a side game.
To get a flavour of the action, click here (Ignore the dates on the video)


WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?
The competition starts with a blitz day on the 26th May involving 4 teams at a central location. Clubs have to be open to travel but the venues and groups will be devised to limit travel where possible while giving clubs the opportunity to play against unfamiliar opposition.


WHAT FORMAT IS USED?
Each club plays 3 games on the day and the group winners will advance to the finals in Mallow on the 16th June.
Games are played at 10 a side and the games are played 21 to 21 using u12 size portable goal posts.
The games are approximately 12 minutes per half but after playing 3 games this is more than adequate. Clubs are asked to guarantee all players a minimum of 30 minutes playing time.
All group winners will receive a specially commissioned training top while the outright winning teams in both codes will receive gear bags for all 12 squad members and a set of goal posts for their club.


HOW TO ENTER?
Clubs should contact their local GDA if they have any questions on this event.
If happy to enter, then just complete the form below.!
However, before you enter, please check that all your players will be available on the day and that you are prepared to travel.
In previous years, clubs pulled out at the last minute which is very unfair on the host clubs and other teams in the group. Therefore it is important to have your homework done before completing this form.


THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS THE 1st May
No entries can be accepted after this point.

To enter, complete the entry form

Munster Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final – Kerry v Waterford

Kerry will play Waterford in the Munster Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final on Sunday June 3rd at 1:30pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

Munster Senior Football Semi-Final – Kerry v Clare

Kerry will play Clare in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 3rd at 3:30pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.


Ticket Prices

General Admission Pre Purchase: €15.00
General Admission Matchday: €20.00
U-16’s/Juveniles: Free
Student/OAP’s receive €5 concession on Full Price Adult tickets prior to entry at the designated stile with valid ID.

This is an unreserved seating fixture

Click here to buy online


Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Limerick 1-23 Tipperary 2-14

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 1-23 to 2-14 in Round 1 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday May 20th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Match Highlights



Dan McCormack goal


Match Preview


Traffic Information


Team News

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid (Effin); Sean Finn (Bruff), Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher), Richie English (Doon); Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Declan Hannon (Adare), Dan Morrissey (Ahane); Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell); Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks), Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Tom Morrissey (Ahane); Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh), Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)
Subs: Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock), Paul Browne (Bruff), Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), Barry Murphy (Doon), William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), David Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca), Pat Ryan (Doon).


Video Preview – Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager Michael Ryan


Video Preview – Limerick Senior Hurling Manager John Kiely


Ticket Prices – Senior and Minor Hurling Round-Robin Championship Matches

Adult: Stand €20, Terrace €15
Under 16s: €5 all areas
Student/OAP: Concession of €5 with valid ID prior to entry at the designated stile.

The above prices are pre purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day

Tickets are available for purchase via gaa.ie/tickets
and participating Centra and Supervalu Outlets (Ticketing Store Locator)


Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Cork 2-23 Clare 1-21

Cork defeated Clare by 2-23 to 1-21 in Round 1 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday May 20th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Match Highlights


Munster SHC: Clare sunk by late Cork surge

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

CORK 2-23 CLARE 1-21

Report By Denis Hurley for GAA.ie

A late surge in an extended period of injury time saw Cork over the line in their Munster SHC opener against Clare at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday.

With the game having been held up after an injury to Cork’s Robbie O’Flynn, 11 minutes of injury time were signalled at the end of a second half during which the sides had been neck and neck for the most part. However, when they were needed, Cork got the scores required.

Clare started at a frantic pace, with John Conlon putting them ahead within 17 seconds of the start while Colm Galvin and Peter Duggan were also on target.

The home side soon settled though as Patrick Horgan converted a free in the fifth minute before Mark Coleman landed a long-range effort and they were level when Horgan pointed a free from halfway on seven minutes.

While another Duggan free put Clare ahead again, Cork found their groove with scores from Horgan – two, one a free – and championship debutant O’Flynn to lead 0-6 to 0-4 after 16 minutes.

More than once, Clare threatened break though the Cork defence, but good defending from Damien Cahalane and Seán O’Donoghue was vital for the hosts, who had a goal chance of their own as Donal Tuohy had to save well from O’Flynn.

A scrappy half continued to ebb and flow with Cork just about keeping on top, Mark Coleman doing well to deny David Reidy a sight of goal on 25, though Colm Galvin did tie the game at 0-8 each on the half-hour.

Cork responded through Darragh Fitzgibbon and Séamus Harnedy before Tony Kelly pointed for Clare in injury time to leave just one in it at half-time. The same gap pertained by the 45th minute, when O’Flynn collided badly with team-mate Conor Lehane, necessitating a nine-minute hold-up as O’Flynn was attended to.

When the action did resume, Cork showed they hadn’t been rattled as O’Flynn’s replacement Shane Kingston launched a point attempt and, while that was heading wide, Horgan kept the ball in and Lehane produced a wonderful one-handed finish.

Horgan added his sixth point to put five in it, but Clare weren’t for lying down. The margin was reduced with points from David Reidy and Conlon and then they levelled as Shane O’Donnell’s lovely pass put Tony Kelly in, one touch taking the ball past goalkeeper Anthony Nash and the other firing to the net.

Cork had an instant response with two Horgan points, Reidy replying for Clare, and when Horgan pointed again, Kelly with a free and Colm Galvin tied the game again, 1-18 each, as injury time began.

When Cork won a free deep in their own half Horgan and Nash conferred on who should take it before Horgan sent over his tenth point of the game, quickly followed by scores from Harnedy and Lehane to leave it 1-22 to 1-19 but still with five minutes for Clare to find something.

John Conlon did get two more points for them, sandwiching a Cork score by Mark Ellis, but the game was made safe when Cork captain Harnedy netted their second goal in the 80th minute.



Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-10 (0-6 frees), Conor Lehane, Séamus Harnedy 1-2 each, Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-3, Mark Ellis 0-2, Mark Coleman, Bill Cooper, Robbie O’Flynn, Dean Brosnan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: Tony Kelly 1-3 (0-1 free), John Conlon 0-5, Peter Duggan 0-4 (frees), Colm Galvin, David Reidy (0-2 frees) 0-3 each, Shane O’Donnell 0-2, Conor McGrath 0-1.

CORK: Anthony Nash (Kanturk); Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), Colm Spillane (Castlelyons); Mark Ellis (Millstreet), Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), Mark Coleman (Blarney); Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville), Bill Cooper (Youghal); Séamus Harnedy (St Ita’s), Conor Lehane (Midleton), Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields); Robbie O’Flynn (Erin’s Own), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers), Luke Meade (Newcestown).
Cork Subs: Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr) for Kearney (34-half-time, blood), Shane Kingston (Douglas) for Meade (43), Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum) for O’Flynn (54), Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers) for Kearney (68).

CLARE: Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); David McInerney (Tulla), Jack Browne (Ballyea), Séadna Morey (Sixmilebridge); Patrick O’Connor (Tubber), Conor Cleary (St Patrick’s Miltown Malbay), David FitzGerald (Inagh/Kilnamona); Colm Galvin (Clonlara), Tony Kelly (Ballyea); Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge), Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), David Reidy (Éire Óg); Conor McGrath (Cratloe), John Conlon (Clonlara), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg).
Clare Subs: Cian Dillon (Crusheen) for Browne (17-20, blood), Darragh Corry (Tulla) for Duggan (57), Michael O’Malley (Kilmaley) for O’Connor (70), Ian Galvin (Clonlara) for Reidy (70), Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge) for Colm Galvin (70).

Referee: Seán Cleere (Kilkenny)



Match Preview


Team News

CLARE: Donal Tuohy; Pat O’Connor, Conor Cleary, Jack Browne; David Fitzgerald, David McInerney, Seadna Morey; Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, John Conlon, David Reidy; Conor McGrath, Peter Duggan, Shane O’Donnell.


Video Preview – Cork Manager John Meyler


Video Preview – Clare Joint Manager Gerry O’Connor


Ticket Prices – Senior and Minor Hurling Round-Robin Championship Matches

Adult: Stand €20, Terrace €15
Under 16s: €5 all areas
Student/OAP: Concession of €5 with valid ID prior to entry at the designated stile.

The above prices are pre purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day

Tickets are available for purchase via gaa.ie/tickets
and participating Centra and Supervalu Outlets (Ticketing Store Locator)



Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Round 1 – Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 2-12

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 2-12 in Round 1 of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship on Sunday May 20th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



Team News

Tickets now on sale for the Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championship Games