McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round – Cork 0-18 WIT 0-5

Cork defeated Waterford Institute of Technology by 0-18 to 0-5 in the McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round on Sunday at Pairc Ui Rinn.


McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round – Clare 1-13 UCC 0-13

Clare defeated University College Cork by 1-13 to 0-13 in the McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round on Sunday at Cooraclare.


McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round – Tipperary 2-14 UL 0-13

Tipperary turn up heat after break

From the Irish Times Newspaper

Tipperary 2-14 UL 0-13

TIPPERARY CAME good in the second half at Seán Treacy Park in Tipperary town yesterday. Brian Mulvihill and Barry Grogan chipped in with 1-9. Grogan created the first-half goals for Stephen Hahessy and Mulvihill as Tipp led by 2-4 to 0-9 at half-time. A run of seven unanswered points in a 13-minute spell sealed victory.

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; D Buckley, P Codd, A Morrissey; C McGrath, L Egan, D Dwyer; G Hannigan (0-1), A Rockett; S Hahessy (1-0), S Grogan (0-1), B Mulvihill (1-4, two frees, one 45); C Sweeney (0-1), B Coen, B Grogan (0-5). Subs: N Curran (0-1) for Buckley 34 mins, P Acheson for Rockett 45 mins, B Jones for Coen 45 mins, T Dalton (0-1, free) for Sweeney 60 mins, C Dillon for Hannigan 67 mins.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK: B Scanlan; D O’Sullivan, M Dalton, F Fitzgerald; D Ryan (0-1), N Coyne, S Hickey; A O’Donovan, T Ladden; B Fox, P Austin (0-6), J Sherwood (0-1); P Kennelly (0-2, one free), K O’Sullivan, C Dempsey (0-3, one free). Subs: M Geaney for Sherwood half-time, D Rattigan for D O’Sullivan half-time, J Lyster for Scanlan 50 mins, M Cahalane for Hickey 51 mins, R Kenny for Fitzgerald 58 mins.

Referee: ML Collins (Cork)

McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round – Kerry 1-14 ITT 1-13

O’Connor takes look at options

Kerry 1-14 IT Tralee 1-13

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

AN experimental Kerry side were deserving winners over battling IT Tralee in this McGrath Cup preliminary round game at Austin Stack Park, Tralee yesterday — despite a slender winning margin, the issue was never really in doubt. Kerry led by five points with just six minutes to go but a late flurry of IT Tralee points closed the gap to the minimum in injury time.

Kerry boss Jack O’Connor expressed his satisfaction with the performance, being very pleased with the Geaney cousins, David and Paul, from Dingle who amassed 1-6 between them, while moving Darran O’Sullivan to wing-back also worked well. IT Tralee started the scoring in the 10th minute through a Shane Carroll point and then struck for a 14th-minute goal through Michael Kiely. When Mikey Brennan added a quick point, Tralee led 1-2 to 0-0 after 15 minutes.

However, Donnacha Walsh got Kerry going with a 16th-minute point and a point from Kieran Donaghy and two each from Niall O’Mahony and David Geaney hauled Kerry level at 0-6 to 1-3 by the 27th minute. The crucial score came in the 28th minute when David Geaney floated a high ball into the Tralee danger zone, Donaghy batted the ball down and Paul Geaney netted.

Geaney again and Donaghy then quickly put Kerry three clear before four David Geaney points (0-3 frees) and one each from subs Barry O’Grady and Mike S O’Donoghue underlined Kerry’s dominance before Tralee’s late flourish saw Barry John Keane (2), Paul O’Donoghue and Shane Carroll all register to add more than a sheen of respectability to the scoreline.

Kerry now play Limerick IT in Limerick next Sunday.

Scorers for Kerry: D Geaney 0-6 (0-3 frees), P Geaney 1-1, K Donaghy and N O’Mahony 0-2 each, D Walsh, B O’Grady and M O’Donoghue 0-1 each.

Scorers for IT Tralee: M Kiely 1-0, B J Keane 0-3 (0-2 frees), A O’Donoghue 0-2 (0-1 free), S Carroll 0-2, D Culloty, P O’Donoghue, G O’Driscoll, M Brennan, B Poff and D Coleman 0-1 each.

KERRY: B Kealy, P Reidy, M Moloney, S Enright, J Lyne, A O’Sullivan, Darran O’Sullivan, A Maher, D Moran, G Sayers, D Walsh, N O’Mahony, D Geaney, K Donaghy, P Geaney.

Subs: S Scanlon for A O’Sullivan (55), B O’Grady for G Sayers (55), M O’Donoghue for P Geaney (55), K Dwyer for P Reidy (63), C O’Mahony for Darran O’Sullivan (63).

IT TRALEE: S Dee, E Murray (Meath), S Brosnan, M Shanahan, G O’Grady, K Hartnett (Clare) , D Culloty, P O’Donoghue, G O’Driscoll, M Brennan, B J Keane, B Poff, A O’Donoghue, S Carroll, M Kiely (Limerick).

Subs: M Deegan (Limerick) for K Hartnett (34th) P Kelly for G O’Grady (45), D Coleman (Cork) for M Kiely (47), K Hartnett for E Murray (60).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)