Allianz NHL Division 2 – Clare 2-15 Kildare 0-11

Clare defeated Kildare by 2-15 to 0-11 in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2 on Sunday at Newbridge.

Munster Camogie Intermedate Championship Semi-Final – Limerick 2-11 Cork 2-8

Limerick defeated Cork by 2-11 to 2-8 in the Munster Camogie Intermedate Championship Semi-Final on Sunday at Effin Co. Limerick.

Munster Camogie Senior Championship Semi-Final – Clare 3-10 Waterford 1-6

Clare defeated Waterford by 3-10 to 1-6 in the Munster Camogie Senior Championship Semi-Final on Sunday at Ballygunner.

Allianz NHL Division 1 – Tipperary 1-18 Offaly 2-14

Tipperary defeated Offaly by 1-18 to 2-14 in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday at O’Connor Park Tullamore.

Last-gasp strike denies Faithful

Tipperary 1-18 Offaly 2-14

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, April 19, 2010

THE fare was lacklustre in Tullamore yesterday but this NHL Division 1 match concluded in a blaze of drama. Offaly clung to a two-point lead deep in injury-time and appeared on the cusp of a victory that would have concluded their league campaign on a positive note. Instead Tipperary scrambled in the closing stages, holding their hosts scoreless in the final quarter and snatching success when Seamus Callanan hammered a 20-yard free low past a thicket of players and to the net in the 73rd minute. Offaly were left crestfallen after a scoring spree midway through the second-half by Shane Dooley had placed them on course for victory. Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy didn’t need anyone to point out the element of good fortune his players had enjoyed.

“We went to sleep for a long time there in the second-half and paid a heavy price for it. Offaly went into the driving seat and we were lucky to win it in the finish. It was a great shot by Seamus for the late goal and I couldn’t believe it went in. “We got a win but it probably wasn’t justified on the day as Offaly did the better hurling. They got inside easily for the two goals in the second-half and all the space seemed to be at that end of the pitch. “But we made eight changes from the last day so to come out with a one point win is pleasing. It’s been a satisfactory league campaign. We only had two defeats, by a point against Cork and then got well beaten by Dublin early on. “But it’s all about building up now for six weeks time in the first round of the Munster championship.”

Sheedy saw three players exit the second half action through injury. The most worrying of those withdrawals was in the 40th minute when Eoin Kelly limped off clutching his right hamstring, but the indications afterwards were that the Mullinahone attacker had not suffered a serious injury. Everything associated with a dead-rubber clash came to bear in a low-key first-half which never got out of first gear. Tipperary were 0-11 to 0-7 ahead at the break with Kelly spearheading their scoring drive with a five points haul. Darragh Egan struck a spectacular point for Tipperary as well on his comeback to the starting line-up, while there was other good news for Tipperary in the bright displays of David Young and Seamus Hennessy along the right flank.

Offaly were dealt a blow by the loss of impressive attacker Daniel Currams midway through the first-half with a hand injury yet Shane Dooley picked up the scoring mantle decisively in the second-half. After Tipperary had surged ahead 0-15 to 0-11 by the 46th minute, Offaly strung together their best phase of the game. Three quick points from Brian Carroll, Dooley and Sean Kelly were the prelude to a superb two-goal blast in three minutes from Dooley. Both strikes were opportunistic and skilful finishes which left Offaly 2-14 to 0-15 ahead by the 55th minute. However the promise of that position had dissipated by the finish due to Tipperary’s powerful left rally which left Offaly boss Joe Dooley disappointed afterwards. “It is fierce disappointing to lose the game that way. But we achieved our aim of staying in Division 1. We had an aim of reaching six points which would have needed three wins. We finished on four points and were unlucky not to get a win there today.”

Scorers for Tipperary: E Kelly 0-7 (0-2f, 0-1 pen, 0-1 ‘65), S Callanan 1-2 (1-2f), S McGrath, S Hennessy 0-2 each, Padraic Maher, J Brennan, D Egan, M Heffernan, P Kerwick 0-1 each.

Scorers for Offaly: S Dooley 2-6 (0-3f, 0-1 ‘65), D Currams, J Bergin 0-2 each, R Hanniffy, S Kelly, C Parlon, B Carroll 0-1 each.

Subs for Tipperary: Patrick Maher for Kelly (inj) (42), S Maher for O’Mahony (43), B Maher for Young (inj) (50), J O’Brien for Heffernan (56), P Kerwick for Egan (inj) (63).

Subs for Offaly: J Rigney for Egan (inj) (11), C Mahon for Currams (inj) (22), B Carroll for Parlon (42), G Oakley for Molloy (68)

Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath).
Callanan goal pips it for Tipp

From the Irish Times newspaper

ALLIANZ NHL DIVISION ONE Tipperary 1-18 Offaly 2-14: A GOAL from a free by Séamus Callanan with the last puck of the game gave Tipperary a dramatic one-point victory at O’Connor Park, Tullamore, yesterday. Offaly had fought back well in the second half to take a grip of the game with two Shane Dooley goals midway through the half, but they were unable to add to their tally after that. It looked like they might hang on for victory, but three minutes into injury-time Callanan drove a 22-metre free through a crowd of players to the net for the winning score.

With nothing at stake for either side, the first half lacked the urgency and intensity normally associated with a final-round game in the league. There were some good scores, but there was something missing and the crowd got little to enthuse them. Tipperary led by four points at the interval and stretched that lead to five early in the second half, but then Offaly began a fightback and the home crowd got behind their side. They scored 2-3 without reply to lead by five points with 16 minutes left, but, despite some excellent defending, they were undone by that late Tipperary free.

Both sides will have injury concerns after the game. Eoin Kelly went off with what appeared like a hamstring injury early in the second half while David Young and Darragh Egan also limped off, while Offaly’s Daniel Currams picked up a thumb injury and Stephen Egan a nose injury in the first half. With both teams facing championship action in six weeks’ time there could be some anxious moments for both managers. Tipperary had a slight edge through most of the first half. The sides were level on a couple of occasions, but four points with just one in reply from Offaly left them 0-11 to 0-7 in front at half-time.

The sides added four points in the first 12 minutes of the second half before Offaly began to take control. Three points in a row cut the lead to the minimum before Shane Dooley found the net for the first time after 17 minutes and added a second goal two minutes later. Tipperary fought hard to get back into the game, but two frees and a point from substitute Pat Kerwick left them trailing by two points in injury-time when Séamus Callanan drilled a low free to the net to snatch a one-point win.

TIPPERARY : D Gleeson; P Stapleton, P Curran, M Cahill; D Young, C O’Mahony, Padraic Maher (0-1) ; H Maloney, S McGrath (0-2); S Hennessy (0-2), S Callanan (1-2, frees), M Heffernan (0-1); E Kelly (0-7, three frees, one penalty, one 65), J Brennan (0-1), D Egan (0-1). Subs : Patrick Maher for Kelly (42 mins); S Maher for O’Mahony (44); B Maher for Young (51); J O’Brien for Heffernan (56); P Kerwick (0-1) for Egan (63).

OFFALY : J Dempsey; S Egan, P. Cleary, M Verney; D Hayden, D Kenny, D Morkan; R Hanniffy (0-1), S Kelly (0-1) ; D Molloy, J Brady, D Currams (0-2); C Parlon (0-1), J Bergin (0-2), S Dooley (2-6, 0-3 frees, 0-1 65). Subs . J Rigney for Egan (11 mins); C Mahon for Currams (22); B Carroll (0-1) for Parlon (43); G Oakley for Molloy (68).

Referee: J Owens (Wexford)
Offaly 2-14 Tipperary 1-18
From the web site

Sunday, 18 April 2010 21:00

A late goal from Seamus Callanan shot Tipperary to a one-point win over Offaly in their final Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 fixture. Free-takers Shane Dooley and Eoin Kelly led the first half scoring – with three and five points respectively – as Tipperary took a 0-11 to 0-07 half-time lead. Injuries to David Young and Kelly, who flashed a penalty over the crossbar, hit Tipp’s hopes and two goals in two minutes from Dooley pushed Offaly ahead. However, Tipp rallied and scored 1-03 without reply, including Callanan’s decisive injury-time goal. Those injuries to wing back Young and team captain Kelly could not have come at a worse time for the Premier County who are just six weeks away from facing Cork in the Munster Championship.

Tipp manager Liam Sheedy will be eager to have both players on board for that clash, particularly Kelly whose placed ball brilliance came often turn a tie. The Mullinahone clubman opened the scoring in Tullamore this afternoon with a ’65’ and Tipp did well to build a 0-04 to 0-02 lead by the quarter-hour mark. Kelly had three of those points and Nenagh’s Michael Heffernan the other, while Shane Dooley and Daniel Currams were on target for Offaly. Dooley’s early effort could have been a goal but his stinging shot was saved by goalkeeper Darren Gleeson and the Faithfuls had to settle for a point. Currams and Shane McGrath traded points, but the former’s afternoon was soon ended by an injury. Adding to Offaly manager Joe Dooley’s problems, corner back Stephen Egan also had to be substituted owing to a head injury.  With Antrim awaiting in their Leinster Championship opener on 30 May, Dooley will be keen to have a full panel to choose from.

Into the second half, Kelly opted to flash a penalty over the crossbar as he took his tally to 0-07 before he sustained a suspected hamstring injury when attempting another point.  The Tipp skipper was clearly in some pain, throwing his hurley to the ground in frustration as he made his way off. Tipp were looking a little rudderless as Offaly seized the initiative and Shane Dooley’s brace of quick-fire goals gave the hosts all the momentum as they suddenly led 2-14 to 0-15. Dooley was unmarked as he took a pass from Joe Bergin and fired home in the 54th minute.  The tricky corner forward then added his sixth goal of the campaign, just moments later, as a long ball in from David Kenny allowed him to shot past Gleeson from close range.

But the scores dried up for Offaly in a disappointing finish. Tipp got back on the attack and chipped away at the lead with two frees from Seamus Callanan and a point from play from Pat Kerwick. Offaly goalkeeper James Dempsey had to be on his toes to block a goal-bound shot from Tipp midfielder Hugh Maloney, but the visitors’ patience paid off. In the fourth minute of injury-time, Callanan threaded a low shot through to the back of the net to seal Tipp’s fourth league win and a fourth place finish in the table.  Offaly finished seventh but showed enough in recent weeks to deservedly hold onto their top flight status for another season.

Team News

The Tipperary Senior Hurling team to play Offaly in the Allianz GAA Hurling National League Round 7 at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday shows 9 changes from the team which started against Cork in the last game. Darren Gleeson, Paul Curran, David Young, Hugh Maloney, Seamus Hennessy, Seamus Callanan, Jody Brennan, Darragh Egan and Michael Heffernan all come into the side. The team is

1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)  
2. Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh)
3. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) 
4. Paul Curran (Mullinahone)             
5. David Young (Toomevara)
6. Conor O’Mahony (Newport)
7. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)
8. Hugh Maloney (Nenagh Éire Óg)   
9. Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch)        
10. Seamus Hennessy (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
11. Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)                
12. Jody Brennan (Upperchurch / Drombane) 
13. Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone)     Captain          
14. Darragh Egan (Kildangan)              
15. Michael Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)         

OFFALY (SH v Tipperary): J Dempsey; M Verney, P Cleary, S Egan; D Hayden, D Kenny, D Morkan; R Hanniffy, S Kelly; D Currams, J Brady, D Molloy; C Parlon, J Bergin, S Dooley.

Allianz NHL Division 1 – Kilkenny 1-20 Waterford 2-12

Kilkenny defeated Waterford by 1-20 to 2-12 in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.

Kilkenny end their campaign on a high note

From the Irish Times newspaper

ALLIANZ NHL DIVISION ONE Kilkenny 1-20 Waterford 2-12: KILKENNY ENDED their league campaign on a winning note, but had to endure a late rally at Nowlan Park yesterday. The home team hit the ground running, dominating the scoreboard over the opening 35 minutes. Early points from TJ Reid, Eoin Guinan (2) and Michael Grace gave them the advantage before Grace goaled Kilkenny into a commanding lead. The corner forward showed great awareness to watch a JJ Delaney sideline cut that sailed over the head of his marker, Aidan Kearney, then gave goalkeeper Adrian Power no chance with ground strike, stretching Kilkenny’s lead to seven points by the 12th minute, 1-4 to 0-0.

Waterford didn’t get off the mark until the 14th minute, John Mullane opening their account with a point. With their forwards taking control of the game Kilkenny pointed themselves further in front, stretching their lead through points from TJ Reid (2), James Fitzpatrick and Richie Hogan (free) to comfortably go 10 points up. The gap grew even greater before the interval. Eoin Larkin made it an 11-point game, but, although Mullane doubled his tally, Eoin Guinan restored Kilkenny’s handsome lead with the last puck of the half, 1-10 to 0-2. Waterford made a better start to the second half. Substitute Eoin Kelly opened his account with two quick frees, but a point apiece for brothers Richie (free) and Paddy Hogan, plus another from Reid, left the Munster men chasing that same 11-point gap with 26 minutes left to play.

They set about working off that deficit and, within 12 minutes, had closed to within six points of the leaders, Eoin Kelly grabbing a precious goal when he drilled a 56th minute penalty to the net. That goal brought some life to the game, as both sides set about picking off points. Mullane helped himself to a brace, as did Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan. Another Eoin Kelly free kept the Deise moving, but a Michael Grace point ensured Kilkenny were still that bit further in front. Waterford set the game up for an interesting finale when Kevin Moran fired a shot to the Kilkenny net three minutes from the end. That left just three points between the sides (1-18 to 2-12), but Kilkenny upped the pace, Richie Hogan and Eoin Guinan grabbing the insurance scores.

KILKENNY : PJ Ryan; M Kavanagh, N Hickey, J Tyrrell; J Tennyson, B Hogan, JJ Delaney, J Fitzpatrick (0-1) , D Lyng, TJ Reid (0-5) , E Brennan, R Hogan (0-5, four frees, one 65), M Grace (1-2), E Larkin (0-1), E Guinan (0-5, 0-1 free). Subs : J Dalton for B Hogan (36 mins), P Hogan (0-1) for JJ Delaney (36 mins).

WATERFORD : A Power; J Maher, L Lawlor, A Kearney; S Daniels, T Browne, D Prendergast; B Phelan, J Murray; T Connors, K McGrath (0-1) , E McGrath; J Mullane (0-4) , S Walsh, S Casey. Subs: E Kelly (1-5, 1-0 pen, 0-5 frees) for Murray (27 mins), K Moran (1-1) for Lawlor (36 mins), E Murphy for Casey (36 mins), S Molumphy (0-1) for Connors (36 mins), S Prendergast for Walsh (56 mins).

Referee: A Stapleton (Laois)

Allianz NHL Division 1 – Dublin 6-30 Limerick 2-11

Dublin defeated Limerick by 6-30 to 2-11 in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday at Parnell Park Dublin.

Limerick get six of the best from Dublin

By TOM HUMPHRIES at Parnell Park from the Irish Times newspaper

ALLIANZ NHL DIVISION ONE Dublin 6-30 Limerick 2-11: IT WOULD be easy to be pious after this car wreck of a match. It would be grand to cluck the tongue and say that this was a bad day for hurling. It would be easy and maybe it would be right. Yet, Dublin fans have sat through so many cold and bitter days in Parnell Park watching their hurlers toil against Westmeath, Laois and Antrim that any day in the top division that brings 6-30 against another county, any county, is reward for hard time previously done. And as for Limerick. Twice in this league campaign they have faced serious teams. Tipperary demanded a performance of themselves after they lost to Dublin.

Stung, they came away and beat Kilkenny and the next day out they had 21 points to spare on Limerick. Dublin needed a performance to survive in Division One yesterday. They prevailed by 31 points. If that makes any or all parties in the Limerick mess wake up to the nature of the ongoing folly it will have been a good day for hurling. The thought of this Limerick side going out into the heat of a Munster championship afternoon is slightly distressing. Brave and promising as they may be (depending on what side you are looking from) they don’t deserve to have their dignity stripped from them again. Neither does the hallowed Limerick jersey need to be seen trampled on the ground of another massacre – not with the competition for hearts and minds that the game faces in the county.

JP McManus, the game’s most influential supporter in Limerick was in Parnell Park yesterday (One venue where he could never be accused of being part of the prawn sandwich brigade, what with hot dogs and cuppa soup being the fare even at premium level.) and his thoughts on what he saw will perhaps play a part in determining what shape Limerick are in come the summer. Whatever happens, Limerick have a long way to travel Dublin, it has to be said, are in better shape. A lot of yesterday’s game was so facile that it is beyond analysis, yet Anthony Daly had reasons to be cheerful afterwards. Dublin have had their troubles delivering the best of themselves against teams which they have been fancied to beat and if this seasons prime examples so far were the losses to Waterford and Offaly, last season’s most distressing moments came in two games against Limerick.

It was pleasing then that Dublin never looked like losing this game. They were six points to two ahead as the clock slipped past the 10-minute mark and pulled away steadily from there on. The one crisis they faced was a goal from Paudie McNamara in the second half when the big forward appeared to mishit a 21-yard free in the 29th minute. Dublin came back with four goals in six minutes, a giant declaration of confidence and will from a side who had only scored three goals in the league to date. Those goals had a significance beyond the scoreboard.

Two of them fell to David “Dotsie” O’Callaghan, who until yesterday looked to be struggling with his confidence. Yesterday, he looked his best again. sandwiched between his goals were two of interest. One, from Shane Ryan, where the former footballer caught a fine diagonal ball from the born again Ronan Fallon, turned and finished beautifully to the net, caught the eye of those following this work in progress. The other, a nice goal from John Kelly at the end of a splendid move, suggested that Kelly may press claims for a place come the summer. Dublin added two more goals before the end. Liam Rushe, picked at centre forward, but operating at full forward, took the first, a fitting decoration for an afternoon filled with aggression and adventure.

Paul Ryan, the promising Ballyboden player, had the other (set up by Shane Ryan). Paul Ryan had a quiet enough afternoon for a man thought to be auditioning for bigger things, but what he did was done with certainty and a little panache. Limerick will look back and feel that if it wasn’t for bad luck they wouldn’t have had any luck at all. Several of their best moves produced fine saves from Gary Maguire in the Dublin goal. And in the second half after eight minutes they lost the services of James O’Brien after an off-the-ball incident. Paudie McNamara had a penalty turned away by Ronan Fallon on the Dublin line. To their credit having crumbled for that period when it rained goals for Dublin the Limerick lads regrouped and Graeme Mulcahy’s late goal, kicked to the net after a turbo charged solo run was a minor consolation, but underlined the promise shown by Mulcahy and Limerick’s other corner forward Richard McKeogh.

DUBLIN : G Maguire; N Corcoran, R Fallon, O Gough; S Hiney, J Boland (0-1) , M O’Brien; J McCaffrey (0-1) , S Durkin; P Ryan (1-2, 0-1 free), P Kelly (0-3), S Lambert (0-4); D O’Callaghan (2-3), L Rushe (1-5), A McCrabbe (0-10, eight frees). Subs : R Treanor for Gough (h-t), J Kelly (1-1) for P Kelly (47 mins), P Carton for P Ryan (47 mins), S Ryan (1-0) for McCaffrey (47 mins), D O’Dwyer for D O’Callaghan (55 mins).

LIMERICK : T Flynn; D Lynch, D Kenny, S O’Neill; L O’Dwyer, A Brennan, N Quaid; B O’Sullivan, S O’Riordan; P Browne, P McNamara (1-7, 1-4 frees), J O’Brien (0-1), G Mulcahy (1-1) , D Breen, R McKeogh (0-2). Subs : T O’Brien for Quaid (27 mins), S Herlihy for Browne (h-t), K O’Rourke for Lynch (53 mins), C Hayes for Kenny (53 mins), D Madden for Brennan (59 mins).

Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

Allianz NHL Division 1 – Galway 3-17 Cork 2-13

Galway defeated Cork by 3-17 to 2-13 in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday at Pearse Stadium Galway.

Healy glitters in final dress rehearsal

Galway 3-17 Cork 2-13

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, April 19, 2010

A DULL, listless day in Galway – even the weather was less than committed – but Cork and Galway served up a relatively entertaining NHL Division One game, despite having nothing to play for.Galway were seven points ahead at the finish, but manager John McIntyre acknowledged it wasn’t a fair reflection of the game: “To win by seven might have flattered us in the end but we’re keeping a sense of perspective. It’ll be a completely different Cork team in two weeks.” Both McIntyre and Denis Walsh decided to look at some fringe players – Galway made 15 changes from their previous outing, while Cork were relatively restrained with a dozen alterations from their last game.

The match itself was not ferociously competitive, most of the exchanges being at about the intensity of a match played to open a new club pitch and with an attendance to match of fewer than a thousand spectators. The first half was a nip-and-tuck affair, with Galway taking a lead thanks to Niall Healy, dangerous all through, who goaled from close range on 13 minutes. That put Galway level, 1-1 to 0-4, but within a minute Luke O’Farrell had an opportunist goal when a Ben O’Connor shot came back off the post. From there to the interval the sides exchanged points, with Cork slightly sharper, as shown by their half-time lead of 1-8 to 1-7. “We had good enough control of the game, there wasn’t much in it,” said Denis Walsh afterwards. “I suppose we should have been more ahead at half-time and we had a few fellas… we lost Brian Murphy and Jerry O’Connor before the game, they would have given us experience. We had one or two sick as well and they played, in fairness, but they’re tired now. “Galway probably put in a few bigger, physical fellas that we weren’t able to match at the bitter end, which we’d expect to do in two weeks.

Galway pulled ahead early in the second half but Kieran Murphy’s first-time pull yielded a Cork goal on 50 minutes, and the enterprising William Egan tacked on a point to nudge Cork ahead. As McIntyre said later, Galway “had to win the game a second time”, and as Walsh acknowledged, the arrival of big Joe Gantley gave Galway a bridgehead in the Cork half. Niall Healy was the key player, keeping Galway in touch from placed balls. With five minutes to go Healy goaled crisply from close range to give Galway a decisive three-point lead – a late, late goal from substitute Damien Hayes was the icing on the cake. “We wouldn’t have thought finishing top was possible the way we lost to Tipperary,” said McIntyre, “But the lads have regrouped magnificently since that game. Both teams were missing a lot of front-liners but the fifteen from both sides wanted to give a good account of themselves and put their names on a jersey for the league final.”

Denis Walsh was keeping things in perspective for Cork. “The lads are disappointed to lose, they wanted to keep the unbeaten record intact. That’s gone but it’s all geared for two weeks time. “It’s going to be a big game. It’s a national title and four weeks out from the championship, it’ll put some pressure on us all. I’d expect us to be well up for it.” Well, Denis, given you mentioned the championship, will you be putting out your championship team in the league final? “Do you want a yes or no?” said Walsh with a laugh. “That’d be a dangerous one. That’s four weeks from the championship so we’ll come reasonably close, but between now and then we might have a few fellas injured, and maybe we won’t have decided which way to go with some of the big men compared to some of the smaller men. “It’s a question of the right combination, but we’ll be trying to put out something very close to our strongest team.”

McIntyre had his own positive spin – Niall Healy’s 2-9 was impressive for one of the “more maligned players in the county”, as his manager put it. “Any game worth playing is worth winning,” said McIntyre. “That was our approach. We had to empty the bench a little towards the end but we got there. But Cork in a league final in Thurles, it’ll be chalk and cheese to Cork in Galway missing maybe two-thirds of their team.”

Scorers for Galway: N. Healy 2-9 (0-5 fs, 0-1 pen); D. Hayes 1-1; N. Hayes and F. Coone 0-2;; A. Callanan, N. Cahalan and C. Dervan (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: B. O’Connor 0-5 (0-4 fs), K. Murphy 1-1; L. O’Farrell 1-0; M. Cussen, W. Egan 0-2; G. Callinan, F. O’Leary, C. McCarthy 0-1 each.

Galway subs: Donal Barry for A Cullinane, half-time; K Hayes, Portumna for E Lynch, 52; J Gantley for K Hayes, 55; Damian Hayes for Niall Hayes, 59; Tony Og Regan for John Lee, 62

Cork subs: Shane Murphy for Hartnett, half-time; Paudie O’Sullivam for Luke Farrell and Mark O’Sulliavns for Fintan O’Leary, 50; Aisake O hAilpín for Cian McCarthy, 64; Lorcan McLoughlin for Cunningham, 67.

Referee: D. Richardson (Limerick)

Team News

GALWAY SH v Cork): J Skehill; P Holland, E McEntee, O Canning; J Lee, C Dervan, A Cullinane; E Lynch, N Cahalan; A Callanan, K Hayes, A Smith; N Hayes, F Coone, N Healy.

CORK (SH v Galway): A Nash; B Murphy, D Cunningham, C O’Sullivan; M Walsh, S Og O hAilpin, R Ryan; J O’Connor, W Egan; F O’Leary, C McCarthy, B O’Connor; K Murphy (Sarsfields), M Cussen, L O’Farrell.