All Ireland Vocational Inter County “A” Hurling Final – Tipperary 2-13 Kilkenny 1-13

Tipperary defeated Kilkenny by 2-13 to 1-13 in the All Ireland Vocational Inter County “A” Hurling Final on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Tipperary led by four point at the interval but Kilkenny were quick out of the blocks in the second half and drew level with four unanswered points. The game was tit for tat thereafter until the last 10 minutes where Tipperary got the scores to secure a three point victory in spite of late pressure from Kilkenny.

Cool Murray on target for Tipp

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Monday February 22 2010

FIRST-half goals from Tommy Heffernan and Sean Cleary proved crucial to Tipperary’s victory at Semple Stadium on Saturday. Kilkenny were reduced to 14 players two minutes from time when captain Padraic Gahan was dismissed for a second bookable offence. Heffernan and Cleary had responded to Cormac Heffernan’s early goal to hand Tipperary a 2-6 to 1-5 half-time lead before six second-half points from Premier County midfielder Stephen Murray helped them to pull away.

Scorers — Tipperary: S Murray 0-6 (0-4f), S Cleary 1-2, T Heffernan 1-1, E Ryan, J Ryan 0-2 each. Kilkenny: D Waugh 0-6 (0-6f), C Heffernan 1-0, G Malone, C Tobin (0-1f) 0-2 each, S Lawless, M Grace, K Bergin 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY — J Sampson; E Hogan, J Carroll, D Morkan; J O’Dwyer, J Mulqueen, J Fitzpatrick; S Murray, S McKelvey; J Ryan, N O’Meara, T Heffernan; E Ryan, S Cleary, M Ivors. Sub: J Bergin for O’Meara (59).

KILKENNY — D Walsh; J Bergin, L Kennedy, T Phelan; B Murphy, C Tobin, J Phelan; P Gahan, P Keneally; C Heffernan, S Lawless, G Malone; D Waugh, K Bergin, M Grace.

Ref — A Stapleton (Laois)

Allianz NFL Division 4 – Limerick 1-8 Longford 0-9

Limerick defeated Longford by 1-8 to 0-9 in Round 3 of the Allianz National Football League Division 4 on Saturday in Pearse Park Longford.

Limerick maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign and moved to the top of the Division Four table with a 1-8 to 0-9 over Longford at Pearse Park. Midfielder Jim O’Donovan got the all-important goal three minutes into the first half for Mickey Ned O’Sullivan’s side, who led by 1-5 to 0-5 at the break. However, Longford will view this as a missed opportunity to claim their first league points of the year as they played much of the second half with 14 men and had a last-minute goal disallowed.

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Team News

The Limerick Senior Football Team to play Longford this Saturday in Pearse Park, Longford (2.30pm) in the third round of the Allianz NFL, Division 4 has been confirmed. The team shows three changes from the side that started against Carlow last weekend. Mickey Ned OSullivan continues his policy of rotating the goalkeeping position, this week its Conor Ranahans turn between the posts instead of Brendan Moran, Shane Gallagher makes way for team captain Johnny McCarthy who missed last weeks game due to injury and John Galvin replaces Eoin Joy at mid-field. Limerick will be hoping they can continue their unbeaten run before they take a three week break from NFL action.

Limerick SF Team: Conor Ranahan, Mark ORiordan, Conor Mullane, Andrew Lane, Stephen Lavin, Johnny McCarthy (Captain), Pa Ranahan, James ODonovan, John Galvin, Padraig Browne, James Ryan, John Mullane, Ger Collins, Ian Ryan, Cormac Joyce-Power.

Allianz NFL Division 4 – Carlow 1-11 Waterford 1-11

Carlow drew with Waterford in Round 3 of the Allianz National Football League Division 4 on Saturday in Dr. Cullen Park Carlow on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-11.

Carlow and Waterford shared the spoils in a fiery game at Dr Cullen Park, where referee Brian O’Shea dished out ten yellow and three red cards. The sides finished level on 1-11 apiece, but the three dismissals took the sheen off an entertaining game. JJ Smyth was sent off for Carlow, while Waterford’s Wayne Hennessy and Tony Grey also saw red.

Report from the GAA.ie web site