All-Ireland JFC S-Final – Cork v Louth

Cork will play Louth in the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 8th at 3:00pm in O’Moore Park Portlaoise.

The winners will play Roscommon or London in the All-Ireland Final.

Fixture Details

08.08.2009 (Sat)

GAA Football All Ireland Junior Championship Semi Final

Portlaoise 3.00pm An Lú v Corcaigh

Referee: Michael Meade (Luimneach)

(E.T. if Necessary)

ESB GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor ‘B’ Championship Q-Final – Kerry v Kildare

Kerry will play Kildare in the ESB GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor ‘B’ Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday August 8th at 3:00pm in Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Fixture Details

ESB GAA Hurling All Ireland Minor ‘B’ Championship Quarter Final

Saturday August 8th

Tralee 3.00pm Ciarraí v Cill Dara

Referee: David Copps (Corcaigh)

(E.T. if Necessary)

All-Ireland IHC Semi-Final – Cork v Galway

Farrell and O’Sullivan lead way in commanding Cork display

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Cork 2-23 Galway 1-10

Monday August 10 2009

A freak 44th-minute goal from Luke Farrell proved to be the turning point as Cork cruised to a comfortable victory over Galway at O’Moore Park. Galway actually led at the interval by a point, 1-7 to 0-9, despite having trailed by a hefty deficit of 0-8 to no score after just 15 minutes. By that stage, Cork already had six different players registering a score and Maurice O’Sullivan almost made it a seventh, but his ground stroke was well stopped by Galway goalkeeper and captain Damien Howe. Senior footballer, Mark Lydon, finally got the Tribesmen off the mark in the 16th minute with a well-taken score. While Leigh Desmond responded with a pointed 65, it was all Galway from there to the end of the half, with Tom Tierney helping himself to five points, four of them frees. Substitute Martin Kelly was only on the field a matter of seconds when he goaled just prior to half-time, surprisingly giving his side the lead.

The Rahoon-Newcastle man skillfully controlled and struck without putting his hand to the sliotar, after Anthony Nash had saved brilliantly from Eamon Hyland. Three points from Desmond (free), Mark O’Sullivan and Lorcan McLoughlan helped Cork restore their lead. Then 19-year-old Farrell entered the fray and thundered into the game, scoring that unexpected goal and three points, while Mark O’Sullivan ensured the the job was finished off by adding a goal and four. Farrell’s pace proved significant throughout and after tearing through the middle, his attempted pass to Eamonn Collins eluded everyone and the sliotar trickled over the line. The points were racked up after that and Mark O’Sullivan put the exclamation mark on a fine personal display in injury time when taking a pass from the unselfish Brian Lawton before burying to the net from close range. The Rebels will now face holders Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on August 29.

Scorers —

Cork: Mark O’Sullivan 1-5, L Farrell 1-4, L Desmond 0-5 (3f, 1 65), L McLoughlan, E Collins 0-2 each, E Dillon, B Ring, B Lawton, A Mannis(f), W Egan 0-1 each.

Galway: T Tierney 0-6 (5f), M Kelly 1-1, D O’Reilly 0-2, M Lydon 0-1.

Cork — A Nash; B Coleman, D McSweeney, B Murphy; J Carey, R Cashman, J Jordan; E Dillon, L Desmond; R O’Dwyer, Mark O’Sullivan, L McLoughlan; Maurice O’Sullivan, L Farrell, B Ring.

Subs: E Collins for Mark O’Sullivan blood (30-ht); Collins for Maurice O’Sullivan (36); A Mannix for Ring (40); J O’Leary for Dwyer (49); B Lawton for Desmond (55); W Egan for McLoughlan (60).

Galway — D Howe; P Shiel, B Lohan, P Plower; D Dunne, A Keary, M Broderick; B Daly, D McEvoy; M Lydon, T Óg Regan, JP O’Connell; D O’Reilly, T Tierney, E Hyland.

Subs: M Kelly for McEvoy (30); T Madden for Lydon (42); B Lucas for Daly (51); S Duane for O’Connell (56).

Ref — J O’Mahoney (Limerick)

TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship – Kerry v Meath

In Nenagh, Kerry recovered from their Munster final mauling as they advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-finals with a comfortable round 2 qualifier victory over Meath.

Kerry ran out 2-19 to 0-10 winners at McDonagh Park as Debra Murphy netted the Kingdom’s two goals.

The Knockaderry was on target at the beginning and end of the first half to help establish a 2-6 to 0-8 interval advantage.

Kerry then outscored Meath by 0-13 to 0-2 in the second half to book their place in the last eight.

Sarah Houlihan claimed the player of the match award after contributing eight points.

Kerry scorers: D Murphy 2-1, S Houlihan 0-8, M O’Donoghue & P Dennehy 0-4 each, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh 0-2.

Meath scorers: E Duffy & G Nulty 0-3 each, M Sheridan 0-1, G Doherty, E Wardick & L Keenan 0-1 each

All-Ireland Minor Camogie Final – Clare v Kilkenny

KILKENNY’S five goals at Semple Stadium on Saturday helped them to an incredible four-in-a-row All Ireland minor camogie titles when they prevailed over Clare, 5-10 to 3-8. This was a repeat of the 2008 final, and while the Banner were stunned by the strength of the champions in the opening half when they struck for the five majors, the Clare girls fought back gamely.

The Cats led 5-5 to 1-4 at the break with ‘Player of the Match’ Denise Gaule the driving force as they went on to produce arguably their best performance of the season. They led 1-1 before Gaule rifled home a goal from a free that almost dashed Clare’s hopes there and then. However, Shónagh Enright cut the margin with a fine goal inside the first quarter. But, their joy was short lived as Kilkenny dominated once again.

Goals from Gaule (two), Claire Phelan (two) and Michelle Farrell put their side into an unassailable lead at the break, 5-5 to 1-4. The Black and Amber were storming along but Clare will take heart from their second 30 minutes when they held the Cats to just five points while adding 2-4 themselves – the brace of goals coming from the sticks of Róisín McMahon and Róisín O’Brien.

Kilkenny 5-10,D Gaule, C Phelan 2-4 each,M Farrell 1-1, A Farrell 0-1
Clare 3-8, S Enright 1-6, R Mc Mahon 1-1, R O’Brien 1-0, C Morey 0-1

Therese O’Callaghan
Camogie Association PR and Media

Match Preview

Davy Fitzgerald is facing Kilkenny twice this weekend. As coach to the Clare minor camogie team their game was brought forward 24 hours so that Davy could be in Semple Stadium. The Morey, Glynn and Duggan households are seeking doubles for Clare – Caimin, Eamonn and Cillian won their first Munster U21 hurling medals last week while Chloe, Christina and Orlaith are looking for a first minor title. Kilkenny though are on a march, they are seriously talented, as they search for an incredible fourth successive title.

Team News

Clare: A Considine; A M McMahon, C Morey, C O’Leary; C Kaiser, E Considine, C Glynn; R McMahon (Capt), L Woods; O Duggan, N Corry, A Hannon; S Enright, R O’Brien, K Cahill.