Limerick SFC Final – Fr Caseys v Dromcollogher/Broadford

Dromcollogher/Broadford defeated Fr Caseys by 0-9 to 0-7 in the Limerick Senior Football Championship Final on Saturday at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Munster Senior Camogie Semi-Final – Cashel (Tipperary) v Kileedy (Limerick)

As Cashel cruised into the Munster senior camogie club championship final on Saturday defeating Limerick champions Killeedy by 0-26 to 0-2, Sinead Millea was forced to watch from the sideline. It was exactly five weeks since she broke her ankle while helping the Tipperary side to their first Kilmacud All Ireland 7’s title last month. The former Kilkenny inter-county star plays her club camogie in Tipperary, and is hopeful should Cashel get to the final at the end of November, she might be ready to play some role.

“If we progress I would love to be able to make an impact, maybe for 10 minutes,” she said. “I know the leg will need a lot of work, but I have been lucky that I broke the ankle as a result of a direct blow and not by going over on it. I was told that the rehab will be more straightforward as there is not as much ligament damage.

“Of course, I am not being too presumptuous either. Cashel are not looking too far ahead, they are taking one match at a time. The Munster final is in Mallow on Sunday week against the Cork/Clare champions. Even if we do move on to the All Ireland series, it is going to be difficult to win back my place. Looking at them today, there was no weak link, all 15 played so well.”

Cashel won their only All Ireland club title in 2007 but failed to emerge from the Tipperary championship last year. It was Drom & Inch who reached the All Ireland decider only to be denied by Belfast’s O’Donovan Rossa.

John Grogan is manager of Cashel and his daughters Claire and Linda are on the team. Claire who was nominated for an All Star last week notched seven points. Fellow county players Emily Hayden and Cora Hennessy rowed in with 11 points between them.

Millea, a teacher in Tipperary, says Cashel would love to regain the trophy they claimed two years ago. It will be a long road, as they found out in the Tipperary championship. They had to survive an epic battle with Burgess/Duharra in the county final, that wasn’t decided until extra time.

Cashel, Tipperary 0-26, C Grogan 0-7 (0-3f),E Hayden 0-6, C Hennessy 0-5, A Lonergan 0-3, C O’Dwyer 0-2, S Hayes, M Morrissey, J Horan 0-1 each.

Killeedy, Limerick 0-2, O Curtin, M Carey 0-1 each.

Therese O’Callaghan,
Camogie Association PR and Media

Waterford SHC Final – Ballygunner v Lismore

Ballygunner defeated Lismore by 1-17 to 0-19 in the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final on Saturday October 17th at Walsh Park Waterford.

Flynn fires Gunners to glory

Ballygunner 1-17 Lismore 0-19

Waterford SHC Final Replay

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

AFTER coming from 10 points down to seal an unlikely draw six days earlier, Ballygunner made no mistake at the second time of asking to secure their first county senior title since 2005. Ballygunner got off to a flying start when Brian O’Sullivan struck for the game’s only goal in the 13th minute, opening up a six-point lead, 1-5 to 0-2. But Lismore rallied and by the half-time whistle they were back on level terms, 0-11 to 1-8. When Lismore’s Maurice Shanahan opened the second-half scoring with two pointed frees, his side led for the first time since the fourth minute of the first period. Further Lismore points from Dave Bennett and John Prendergast, in reply to another from Andy Moloney, then sent them into a three-point.

As always seems to be the case, however, the Gunners saved their best form ’til late. A Stephen Power point with his first touch after coming on as a sub was followed by a points from Andy Moloney and the evergreen Paul Flynn to bring the Gunners back to within a point with eight minutes left. And then came the scoring sequence that sealed the game for Ballygunner. A wonderful long-range point from Paudie Prendergast restored Lismore’s two-point advantage but then two excellent efforts from man of the match, Andy Moloney, Paudie Mahony and a nerveless free by Flynn sent the Gunners two clear. There was still time for Lismore response in the shape of a James Shanahan point but it was a case of too little too late.

Scorers — Ballygunner: P Flynn 0-8 (8f), A Moloney 0-5, B O’Sullivan 1-1, S O’Sullivan, S Power, P Mahony 0-1 each.

Lismore: M Shanahan 0-10 (9f), D Bennett 0-3, P Prendergast 0-2, D Shanahan, C O’Gorman, J Prendergast, J Shanahan 0-1 each.

Ballygunner: S O’Keeffe; T Power, A Kirwan, R O’Sullivan; P Mahony, F Hartley, W Hutchinson; C Kehoe, S Walsh; P Mahony, A Moloney, S O’Sullivan; G O’Connor, P Flynn, B O’Sullivan Subs: V Molloy for R O’Sullivan, S Power for Kehoe.

Lismore: B Landers; E Bennett, J O’Connor, S Bennett; D O’Gorman, S Kearney, P Fennessy; J Prendergast, D Howard; M Shanahan, S O’Keeffe, D Shanahan; C O’Gorman, D Bennett, P Prendergast Sub: J Shanahan for O’Keeffe.

Ref — P Casey (Cappoquin)