Munster U16 Football Tournament

Munster U16 Football Tournament this Weekend

Sponsored by Fitzgerald’s Woodland’s House Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick & Golden Vale Milk

This Saturday the Munster U16 Football Tournament will take place in Hospital, Herbertstown & Knocklong. The finals will go ahead in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday. As usual eight teams will take part – Limerick, Clare, Cork City, Cork County, Kerry North, Kerry South, Waterford & Tipperary.


Saturday 18th July 2009 @ 11.30am

(A) Cork County v. Limerick Venue: Hospital

(B) Kerry South v. Waterford Venue: Herbertstown

(C) Clare v. Tipperary Venue: Knocklong

(D) Cork City v. Kerry North Venue: Knocklong

Semi-Finals – Winners @ 2.30pm

(C) v. (A) Venue: Hospital

(D) v. (B) Venue: Knocklong

Semi-Final – Losers @ 2.30pm

(C) v. (D) Venue: Herbertstown

(A) v. (B) Venue: Knocklong

Sunday 19th July 2009

Shield Final @ 1pm in Gaelic Grounds

Cup Final @ 2.30pm in Gaelic Grounds

Gala Senior Camogie Championship – Dublin vs. Tipperary

Tipperary defeated Dublin by 2-12 to 1-10 in the Gala Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday in Parnell Park Dublin.

THREE weeks after being beaten by Kilkenny in their opening group game of the Gala All Ireland senior camogie championship, Tipperary showed there is plenty of fight left in the Premier County with their 2-12 to 1-10 victory over Dublin at Parnell Park on Saturday. The victory sets them up for their final group tie which will be an all-Munster affair against champions Cork at Páirc Ui Rinn on August 1.

With the Blues entertaining Kilkenny on the same day, there are many permutations to see who will qualify for the All Ireland semi-finals, especially if the Dubs can build on Saturday’s display. At one stage the home side were behind by 12 points, but a determined fight back in the closing quarter saw them hit 1-5 to Tipperary’s single point.

The sides were level on three occasions in a competitive opening half, but a cracking goal from Mairead Luttrell in injury time gave the visitors a distinct advantage going to the dressing room, 1-7 to 0-3. Upon the resumption, Dublin had to withstand a lot of pressure however points from Rachel Costello and Emer Lucey kept them in touch.

Tipperary struck again when Emily Hayden’s shot dipped under the crossbar to put them in a 2-11 to 0-5 lead. But Dublin, putting in one of their best performances in a while, stepped up to the challenge magnificently. A goal from Jean Murphy ignited the comeback followed by a flurry of points to leave them just five adrift, and plenty to ponder on.

Tipperary 2-12, E Hayden 1-1, M Luttrell 1-0, C Devane 0-4 (0-3f), J Ryan 0-3, G Kinnane 0-2, J Horan, M Shortt 0-1 each

Dublin 1-10, J Murphy 1-0, L O’Hara,R Costello 0-2 each, N Taylor 0-2f, E Brannigan, E Lucey,A Murphy 0-1 each.

Fixture Details

Saturday July 18th
Gala Senior Camogie Championship
Tipperary vs. Dublin @ 3:30pm
Referee: Ciarán Quigley (Kildare)
Venue: Parnell Park Dublin

Team News

Dublin: S Carthy; A Fitzpatrick, T Corrigan, C Power; E O’Meara, L O’Hara (Capt), S Ryan; C Lucey, L Twomey, R Costello, E Brannigan, N Taylor; E Lucey, A Murphy, J Hoary

Tipperary: P Ryan; M Ryan, S Kelly, T Shortt; P Bulfin, T O’Halloran, U O’Dwyer; L Bourke, J Horan; G Kinnane (Capt), M Luttrell, C Devane; J Ryan, E Hayden, M Shortt

Match Preview

Tipperary have regrouped since their opening round defeat to rivals Kilkenny a couple of weeks ago. Significant is the naming of Una O’Dwyer in her more familiar role in defence. The Premier County must win this tie if they harbour hopes of qualifying from their group as their final game is a tough one away to Cork.

Dublin, likewise, need a victory if they are to keep their hopes alive. Playing in Parnell Park is sure to spur them on, and with Kilkenny yet to face Louise O’Hara and co. need the win too.

Gala Senior Camogie Championship – Clare vs. Limerick

Clare collected their first set of point since being promoted to the senior ranks this year when they saw off Limerick by the narrowest of margins in Cusack Park, 2-8 to 1-10. This was a closely fought match, with just a point the difference as well at half time, 2-4 to 1-6.

A brace of goals from Fiona Lafferty and Claire Commane contributed to a strong first half for the Banner ladies, but Joanne Clifford ensured the Limerick girls were not too far off the mark with her green flag. It was nip and tuck for the closing 30 minutes, with the home team managing to hold out.

Clare are at home to Wexford in two weeks time and while the Slaneysiders will be favourites to go through to the penultimate stages along with Galway (who host Limerick), it will make for an interesting climax.

Clare 2-8, F Lafferty 1-3,C Commane 1-0, S O’Loughlin 0-2(0-1f), C Rosengrave 0-2, C Morey 0-1f

Limerick 1-10, J Cliffor d1-0,N Mulcahy 0-7 (0-3f),D Fitzpatrick, C Mulcahy, E O’Brien 0-1 each

Fixture Details

Saturday July 18th
Gala Senior Camogie Championship
Clare vs. Limerick @ 3:30pm
Referee: Eamonn Browne (Tipperary)
Venue: Cusack Park Ennis

Team News

Clare: D Lynch; D Corcoran, K Lynch, C Kaiser; S Sherlock, D Murphy (Capt), C Morey; A Ryan, L Hayes; R Kaiser, F Lafferty, S O’Loughlin; C Roseingrave, C Commane, S Enright.

Limerick: M Lonergan; S Carey, S Collins, J Garvey; J Mulcahy, A Sheehan, A McNamara; D Fitzpatrick (Capt), C Davis; C Mulcahy, N Mulcahy, F Hickey; E O’Brien, J Clifford, K Campbell.

Match Preview

Both Clare and Limerick will see this as an opportunity to gain their first set of points in the Gala All Ireland senior championship. Clare, at home in Cusack Park, will go all out for victory despite having had to shuffle their side following the news that regular full back Siobhán Lafferty will be out for up to six weeks through injury.

Limerick, with Sarah Carey – daughter of county hurler Ciarán – at corner back have named a strong team which includes the three Mulcahy sisters. Eileen O’Brien and Aoife Sheehan will provide the experience.

Jim Power Under 14 Football Tournament

Cork North won the Jim Power under 14 inter county football tournament played in the Dungarvan venue over the weekend. The tournament now in its eighteenth year saw ten county side take part.

The Cork side proved too strong for a gallant Tipperary side at the Brickey Rangers Club Grounds at Bushy Park winning 4-15 to 0-4. In the plate final played at the same venue, Cork South recorded a 6-6 to 3-9 win over Waterford.

The eighteenth playing of the Jim Power under 14 intercounty football tournament takes place in and around Dungarvan this Saturday with ten teams taking part.

Along with Waterford, two teams from Kerry and Limerick, three teams from Cork and one each from Clare and Tipperary will all compete.

Kerry South, Cork County ‘A’ and Limerick ‘A’ have been drawn together at the Dungarvan Club grounds. Cork City, Tipperary, Waterford and Clare will take part in group ‘B’ at Bushy Park and at the Colligan Club grounds Cork County ‘B’ Kerry North and Limerick ‘B’ will take part in group ‘C’.

The top team in each group advances to the semi final along with the second team in group ‘B’, with the second team from group’s ‘A’ and ‘C’ along with the Third team in group ‘B’ and the best third placed team from groups ‘A’ and ‘C’ all advancing to the plate semi finals.

The draws for the tournament reads:

11-00am Kerry South V Cork County ‘A’ at Dungarvan

11-00am Cork City V Tipperary at Bushy Park

11-00am Waterford V Clare at Bushy Park

11-00am Cork County ‘B’ V Kerry North at Colligan

12 noon Cork County ‘A’ V Limerick ‘A’ at Dungarvan

12 noon Tipperary V Waterford at Bushy Park

12 noon Clare V Cork City at Bushy Park

12 noon Kerry North V Limerick ‘B’ at Colligan

1-00pm Limerick ‘A’ V Kerry South at Dungarvan

1-00pm Waterford V Cork City at Bushy Park

1-00pm Clare V Tipperary at Bushy Park

1-00pm Limerick ‘B’ V Cork County ‘B’ at Colligan.

2-30pm Tournament semi finals at Bushy Park

2-30pm Plate semi finals at Colligan

4-00pm Plate Final at Dungarvan

5-15pm Tournament Final at Dungarvan.

Information supplied by Thomas Keane

All-Ireland SF Qualifiers Round 3 – Kerry v Sligo

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 3

Kerry defeated Sligo by 1-12 to 0-14 in Round 3 of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday in Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Match Report

Kerry 0-14 Sligo 1-10

From the web site

Kerry were rattled to their core by Sligo before eventually escaping from Tralee with a one-point win in somewhat fortuitous circumstances. It was a thrilling GAA Round Three Qualifier clash, with Sligo missing a late penalty that would surely have seen them dump last year’s beaten finalists out of the competition. However, the Kingdom rode their luck and David Kelly’s late penalty was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Diarmuid Murphy.

Sligo went in search of an equaliser late in the game, but all too often their forwards made poor decisions and Kerry were able to hang on to keep their Championship campaign alive – just. The game was delayed by 20 minutes to allow more than 11,000 spectators filter safely into Austin Stack Park. Sligo managed to go in at the break with 1-6 to 0-7 lead after Kelly had scored an injury time goal. His initial shot was saved but he scuffed the rebound home from a tight angle.

Kerry, who played with the wind in the second half, led by two points in the 62nd minute after Bryan Sheehan landed a free. However, Sligo were handed a perfect opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot when Johnny Davey was hauled down in the square. But Kelly missed the kick, and despite another Sligo point from Kenneth Sweeney, Kerry hung on for the win.

Match Coverage

The game will be shown live on TV3.

Team News

KERRY (SF v Sligo) – (1) Diarmuid Murphy (Dingle) (2) Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) (3) Tommy Griffin (Dingle) (4) Tom O’Sullivan (Rathmore) (5) Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) (6) Mike McCarthy (Kilcummin) (7) Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore) (8) Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) (9) Seamus Scanlon (Currow) (10) Paul Galvin (Finuge) (11) Declan O’Sullivan (Piarsaigh Na Dromada) (12) Donnacha Walsh (Cromane) (Captain) (13) Colm Cooper (Dr. Crokes)(14) Tommy Walsh (Kerins O’Rahilly) (15) Seán O’Sullivan (Cromane) (1) Diarmuid Murphy (Dingle) (2) Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) (3) Tommy Griffin (Dingle) (4) Tom O’Sullivan (Rathmore) (5) Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) (6) Mike McCarthy (Kilcummin) (7) Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore) (8) Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) (9) Seamus Scanlon (Currow) (10) Paul Galvin (Finuge) (11) Declan O’Sullivan (Piarsaigh Na Dromada) (12) Donnacha Walsh (Cromane) (Captain) (13) Colm Cooper (Dr. Crokes)(14) Tommy Walsh (Kerins O’Rahilly) (15) Seán O’Sullivan (Cromane)

Subs: 16) Ger Reidy (Castleisland Desmonds) (17) Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar) (18) Aidan O’Shea (Glenbeigh/Glencar) (19) Padraig Reidy (Scartaglin) (20) Micheal Quirke (Kerins O’Rahillys) (21) Killian Young (Renard) (22) Bryan Sheehan (St. Mary’s) (23) David Moran (Kerins O’Rahilly’s) (24) Daniel Bohan (Austin Stacks) (25) Paul O’Connor (Kenmare) (26) Barry John Walsh Barra (Kerins O’Rahillys) (27) Kieran Quirke (Duagh) (28) Maurice Corridan (Finuge) (29) Ronán Ó Flatharta (An Ghaeltact) (30) Anthony Maher (Duagh) (31) Tadhg Kennelly (Listowel Emmetts)

SLIGO (SFC v Kerry) – P Greene; P McGovern, N McGuire, N Ewing; M McNamara, R Donovan, J Davey; E Mullen, T Taylor; M Breheny, A Costello, A Marren; D Kelly, E O’Hara, S Coen.

Admission Details

Kerry play Sligo at 5:00pm on Saturday next in The All Ireland Championship Qualifiers. This game in Austin Stack Park Tralee is not a ticket game and all patrons can pay at the gate on the day.

The covered and uncovered stand is unreserved seating on a first come first served basis.

The cost of tickets is as follows:

Covered and Uncovered Stand:

• Adult: €25.00

• OAP: €15.00

• Juveniles: €5.00

Terrace Tickets:

• Adult: €15.00

• OAP: €15.00

• Students: €10.00

• Juveniles: Free

All patrons are asked to come early and the Stills will be open from 3.30pm on the day.

Match Preview

They meet for only the second time in championship history and for the first time since 1975 when Kerry beat Sligo by 3-13 to 0-5 in the All-Ireland semi-final in a game where John Egan scored 2-2 and Pat Spillane 1-1 for the runaway winners.

2009 Championship

Cork 1-10 Kerry 0-13 (draw)

Cork 1-17 Kerry 0-12 (replay)

Kerry 1-12 Longford 0-11


Galway 1-13 Sligo 0-12

Sligo 1-13 Tipperary 1-12

All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers Phase 3 – Limerick v Laois

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Phase 3

Limerick defeated Laois by 0-20 to 1-14 in Round 3 of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Match Report

Limerick 0-20 Laois 1-14

Limerick are through to the All Ireland quarter finals after coming from behind to beat unlucky Laois in Thurles on Saturday evening. Laois led for much of the game and Limerick only managed to overhaul them for the first time in the 65th minutes. Niall Rigney’s side paid dearly for their inability to maintain the momentum they built up in the first half. Laois led by 1-9 to 0-9 at the break and one of the biggest shocks of the Championship looked on the cards.

The O’Moore men stunned their opponents with 1-6 in the opening six minutes, Eoin Costelloe getting the only goal of the game. Limerick slowly came back into the game and their class came through after the break, when they really needed it. Andrew O’Shaughnessy levelled the game at 0-16 to 1-13 after 60 minutes before putting Justin McCarthy’s side ahead for the first time five minutes later. Donie Ryan and David Breen added points in injury time to give Limerick a three-point win.

Team News

Limerick (SH v Laois): B Murray; D Reale, S Lucey, T Condon, S Hickey, B Geary, M Foley; Gavin O’Mahony, D O’Grady; J Ryan, M O’Brien, P Browne; D Sheehan, P McNamara, A O’Shaughnessy.

Laois (SH v Limerick): T Doran; JA Delaney, D Maher, B Stapleton; M Whelan, B Campion (captain), M McEvoy; C Delaney, J Walsh; E Jackman, W Hyland, O Holohan; T Fitzgerald, J Brophy, E Costelloe

Admission Details

Tickets will be required to gain entry to both stands in Thurles, but cash will be accepted for the terraces.

Match Preview

They last met in the championship in 2005 when Limerick won a qualifier tie by 2-15 to 1-9 in Portlaoise. Laois were badly beaten by Galway in the Leinster quarter-finals this year but made a great recovery to edge out Antrim in the All- Ireland qualifiers. This will be Limerick’s fourth outing of the championship, having previously drawn with and lost to Waterford before getting their All- Ireland ambitions back on track with a qualifier win over Wexford last Saturday.

2009 Championship

Galway 5-29 Laois 0-17 (Leinster quarter-final) Laois 0-18 Antrim 1-12 (All-Ireland qualifiers)


Limerick 1-13 Wexford 0-14 (All-Ireland qualifiers) Waterford 0-25 Limerick 0-17 (Munster semi-final) Replay Limerick 1-8 Waterford 0-11 (Munster semi-final) Draw

Last Championship Clash

Limerick 2-15 Laois 1-9 (2005 All- Ireland qualifiers, Portlaoise) TJ Ryan (0-8), Niall Moran (0-3), Ollie Moran and Patrick Kirby (1-0) each were Limerick’s top scorers as they beat a Laois team for whom James Young scored 1-5.

All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers Phase 3 – Cork v Galway

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Phase 3

Galway defeated Cork by 1-19 to 0-15 in Phase 3 of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Match Report

Galway 1-19 Cork 0-15

Galway gained revenge over Cork and underlined their status as genuine All Ireland contenders with a 1-19 to 0-15 All Ireland Phase Three qualifier win over the Rebels at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Having lost to the Rebels following a late collapse at the same stage last year, Galway produced a brilliant second half display move into the All Ireland quarter final against Waterford next Sunday. After a poor first half played in wet conditions, the Tribesmen, who had Joe Canning in inspired form from paced balls led by one point, 0-8 to 0-7.

Galway charged out of the blocks after the break but they had to wait until the 61st minute before they got the goal their impressive attack deserved. Joe Canning stole clear behind the Cork defence and fired a shot straight at Donal Óg Cusack, but the ball deflected to Joe Gantley, who stroked into the empty net. Galway led 1-15 to 0-14. Cork sub Niall McCarthy had a great chance to grab a goal back in the dying minutes, but he shot badly wide when he should have drawn the Rebels within a point of their rivals. Galway finished much the stronger and Aonghus Callinan’s injury-time point gave the Tribesmen a seven-point victory.

Team News

The Cork team to play Galway in Saturdays qualifier is as follows:

1. Donal Óg Cusack (Cloyne)

2. Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown)

3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)

4. Shane Murphy (Erin’s Own)

5. John Gardiner (Na Piarsaigh)

6. Ronan Curran (St. Finbarr’s)

7. Seán Óg Ó hAilpín (Na Piarsaigh)

8. Tom Kenny (Grenagh)

9. Jerry O’Connor (Newtownshandrum)

10. Ben O’Connor (Newtownshandrum)

11. Pa Cronin (Bishopstown)

12. Timmy McCarthy (Castlelyons)

13. Kieran Murphy (Sars)

14. Aisake Ó hAilpín (Na Piarsaigh)

15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

Match Preview

This will be the 31st championship clash between the counties, stretching back to 1901 when they met for the first time in the All-Ireland semi-final which Cork won by 7-12 to 1-3. Cork lead 26-4 from the previous 30 clashes with Galway’s four wins coming in 1975-79-85-2002. They meet for the second successive year, with Cork having won a qualifier tie in Semple Stadium last year. Galway’s last win over Cork was in the 2002 All-Ireland qualifiers when they ran out winners, 0-21 to 1-9 in Semple Stadium.

2009 Championship

Tipperary 1-19 Cork 0-19 (Munster quarter-final) Cork 3-19 Offaly 1-12 (All-Ireland qualifiers)

Kilkenny 2-20 Galway 3-13 (Leinster semi-final) Galway 2-18 Clare 1-11 (All-Ireland qualifiers)

Last Five Championship Clashes

2008: Cork 0-23 Galway 2-15 (All-Ireland qualifiers)

2005: Cork 1-21 Galway 1-16 (All-Ireland final)

2002: Galway 0-21 Cork 1-9 (All-Ireland qualifier)

1990: Cork 5-15 Galway 2-21 (All-Ireland final)

1986: Cork 4-13 Galway 2-15 (All-Ireland final)

Last Championship Clash

Cork 0-23 Galway 2-15 (2008 All-Ireland qualifiers, July 19th, Thurles) Joe Canning scored 2-12 for Galway but it wasn’t enough to stop Cork advancing.

They had goalkeeper, Donal Og Cusack sent off in the first half but showed remarkable courage to win by two points in a game where Ben O’Connor scored 0-12, Joe Deane 0-4 and Cathal Naughton 0-3 for the winners.