Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Final – Lixnaw 1-16 Kilmoyley 2-11

Lixnaw defeated Kilmoyley by 1-16 to 2-11 in the Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday August 26th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship Final – Tipperary 3-13 Cork 1-16

Tipperary defeated Cork by 3-13 to 1-16 in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship Final on Sunday August 26th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Match Highlights


Match Report

Tipperary stun Cork in dramatic BGE Under 21 decider

Bord Gais Energy All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Final

TIPPERARY 3-13 CORK 1-16

Report By Cian O’Connell for GAA.ie

Another gripping game was added to the 2018 hurling collection as Tipperary delivered when it truly counted to defeat Cork.

Thumped in the Munster decider by 13 points this was a remarkable turnaround from Tipperary with substitute Conor Stakelum supplying the decisive goal deep into stoppage time.

Craving success and an injection of hope following a harrowing campaign in the senior ranks Tipperary received both at the Gaelic Grounds as Liam Cahill’s outfit prevailed. That was the crucial blow as Tipperary’s heart and honesty was rewarded with Cork left reflecting on what might have been.

With 16,173 spectators watching on the underdogs snapped into the contest and when Jake Morris made the Cork net dance from a 15th minute penalty Tipperary led by 1-5 to 0-1.

It was a significant early statement from Tipperary, but Cork’s response illustrated why they are such a highly regarded outfit down by the banks of the Lee. For all Cork’s class the key first half ingredients demonstrated by the favourites were character and composure to respond following a gritty Tipperary start.

In a glorious eight minute spell Cork reeled off 1-6 without reply to alter the complexion of the game in dramatic fashion. Robbie O’Flynn’s speed and Conor Cahalane’s industry were instrumental as Denis Ring’s team came thundering back impressively.

Cahalane struck two sweet points from play, while Declan Dalton (free), Jack O’Connor, O’Flynn, and captain Shane Kingston all raised white flags narrowing the gap to one. Then Cahalane dashed through the heart of the Tipperary defence to score a brilliant goal and Cork were suddenly loaded with belief again.

By the time the interval rolled around Cork were content to be 1-9 to 1-7 ahead considering how plucky and purposeful Tipperary had been initially. That Tipperary passion was evident immediately after the restart once more as sharp points from Colin English, Morris (free), and Cian Darcy edged them back in front.

Dalton and Ger Browne traded scores ensuring Tipperary surprisingly led at the three quarter mark by 1-11 to 1-10 with the issue delicately poised.

There was no shortage of drams as a Morris free put Tipp two clear, but Cork were back on terms by the 50th minute following points from Darragh Fitzgibbon and Cahalane. Tipperary’s defiance, though, remained a critical part of this tale with Stephen Nolan blasting a goal when a Colin English attempt fell short.

Under serious duress Cork did clip four points on the spin courtesy of Dalton (2), replacement Brian Turnbull, and Tim O’Mahony to hit the front two minutes into additional time.

Admirably Tipperary stayed composed with Stakelum’s major briskly followed by a David Gleeson point and Cahill punched the Limerick air gleefully at the end to salute a stirring Tipperary performance.



Scorers for Tipperary: Jake Morris 1-4 (3fs), Stephen Nolan and Conor Stakelum 1-0 each, Jerome Cahill 0-3, Cian Darcy 0-2, Colin English, Ger Browne, David Gleeson, and Paudie Feehan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Conor Cahalane 1-3, Declan Dalton 0-5 (5fs), Robbie O’Flynn 0-3, Tim O’Mahony, Shane Kingston, Brian Turnbull, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Jack O’Connor 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: Barry Hogan; Eoghan Connolly, Brian McGrath, Killian O’Dwyer; Podge Campion, Robert Byrne, Dillon Quirke; Stephen Nolan, Ger Browne; Colin English, Jerome Cahill, Paudie Feehan; Jake Morris, Mark Kehoe, Cian Darcy.
Subs: Conor Stakelum for Feehan (29), David Gleeson for Darcy (41), Craig Morgan for O’Dwyer (49), Paddy Caddell for Campion (52), Lyndon Fairbrother for English (60+1).

CORK: Ger Collins; David Lowney, David Griffin, Niall O’Leary; Billy Hennessy, Mark Coleman, Eoghan Murphy; Conor Cahalane, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Robbie O’Flynn, Declan Dalton, Shane Kingston; Liam Healy, Tim O’Mahony, Jack O’Connor.
Subs: Brian Turnbull for Healy (38), Ger Mellerick for O’Connor (57).

REFEREE: John Keenan (Wicklow).


Fixture Details

26.08.2018 (Sun)
Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship Final
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 17:30
Corcaigh v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News

M Donnelly Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Provincial League

Round Three of the M Donnelly Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Provincial League 2018 will be hosted by Munster at the St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield GAA Club, Gurteen, Ennis, Co. Clare on Saturday August 25th at 11am.


Round Three – Clár an Lae

Match 1 Munster V Leinster 11.00am 11.25am
Match 2 Connacht V Ulster 11.30am 11.55am
Match 3 Munster V Ulster 12.05pm 12.30pm
Match 4 Leinster V Connacht 12.35pm 13.00pm
Match 5 Leinster V Ulster 13.10pm 13.35pm
Match 6 Munster V Connacht 13.40pm 14.05pm

Table (after Round Two)

Table P W D L For Against Diff Total
Leinster 6 5 1 0 12 3 9 28
Ulster 6 2 2 2 4 14 -10 18
Connacht 6 2 0 4 14 13 1 14
Munster 6 1 1 4 6 6 0 12

Leading Goal Scorers (After Round Two)

Name Goals Team
S. Melville 8 Connacht
A. Hennebry 5 Leinster
L. Madden 3 Leinster
A. Hynes 3 Connacht
M. Noonan 3 Munster

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Semi-Final – Cork 2-11 Donegal 0-11

Cork defeated Donegal by 2-11 to 0-11 in the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 25th at Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon.



Match Preview

TG4 All Ireland Senior Semi-Final – ET if necessary, Live TG4, Live RTÉ Radio 1

Cork v Donegal, 2.45pm, Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon

The four provincial winners made it safely through to the semi-finals of the TG4 All-Ireland championship – and the scene is now set for two mouth-watering shoot-outs in Roscommon.
Cork and Donegal meet in a fixture that will revive memories of their classic Lidl NFL Division 1 final at Parnell Park last year.
Donegal will take heart from an impressive 4-11 to 2-3 victory over Cork in the group stages of this year’s League campaign but Cork were already through to the knockout stages by then.
From the outside looking in, Donegal appeared to have tailed off slightly following their impressive cruise to the TG4 Ulster championship.
They had to work hard to achieve qualifier victories over Kerry and Tipperary and were run to three points by Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
Manager Maxi Curran is an astute character, however, and will aim for his team to peak for the business end of the campaign, as Donegal prepare for the county’s very first All-Ireland senior semi-final appearance.

Cork have been hugely impressive to date and have bagged 23 goals in just five championship outings, including six for Ciara O’Sullivan and five for teen sensation Saoirse Noonan, who’s made big impacts off the bench.
The quarter-final victory over Westmeath, when Cork scored 8-18, was a statement performance from the Rebelettes.
Manager Ephie Fitzgerald has made one change to his starting line-up from that game, with fit-again Hannah Looney coming at midfield to replace Daire Kiely, who was a late replacement last time out.
Skipper Karen Guthrie, who was carrying a knock, returns to the Donegal starting team after she came off the bench against Armagh.
Anna Maria McGlynn switches to wing-back and Emer Gallagher drops to the bench in the only change in personnel.
Donegal’s Geradline McLaughlin is the current senior championship top scorer, with a running total of 4-34.


Team News

Cork: M O’Brien; E Meaney, R Phelan, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, S Kelly, E Spillane; A Hutchings, H Looney; C O’Sullivan, L Coppinger, E Scally; Á O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, O Finn.

Donegal: L Gallagher; T Doherty, N McLaughlin, D Foley; T McCafferty, C Hegarty, A.M. McGlynn; K Herron, A McDonnell; K Guthrie, N Hegarty, S.J. McDonald; G McLaughlin, Y Bonner, E Ward.

AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Waterford representatives v Cork representatives or Limerick representatives

The Waterford representatives will play Cork representatives or Limerick representatives in the AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday November 17th at a Cork or Limerick venue.

AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Clare representatives v Beaufort (Kerry) or Tipperary representatives

The Clare representatives will play Beaufort (Kerry) or Tipperary representatives in the AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday November 17th at a Clare or Kerry venue.

AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Cork representatives v Limerick representatives

The Cork representatives will play the Limerick representatives in the AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday November 10th at a Cork venue.

AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Tipperary representatives v Beaufort (Kerry)

The Tipperary representatives will play Beaufort (Kerry) in the AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday November 10th at a Tipperary venue.

AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Final

The AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship Final will take place on Sunday December 2nd in Mallow GAA Complex.

AIB Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Final

The AIB Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Final will take place on Sunday December 2nd in Mallow GAA Complex.