All-Ireland Camogie Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final – Ardrahan (Galway) 1-10 Lismore (Waterford) 1-8

Ardrahan (Galway) defeated Lismore (Waterford) by 1-10 to 1-8 in the 2011 All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday in Fraher Field Dungarvan.

CLUB ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL:

INTERMEDIATE:

ARDRAHAN, GALWAY 1-10, (S Skehil 1-0 pen,A Callanan 0-5f(0-4f), B Kerins, R O’Toole 0-2 each, K O’Shaughnessey 0-1)

LISMORE, WATERFORD 1-8, (N Morrissey 1-1, A Hannon 0-4(0-3f, 0-1’45), R Whelan 0-2, C Mc Glone 0-1)

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Armagh 0-10 Cork 1-7

Armagh salvage a draw against 14-man Cork

Allianz Football League Division 1: Armagh 0-10 Cork 1-7

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Cork and Armagh shared the spoils in the only Division I game played on Sunday following a dour game at the Morgan Athletic Grounds. Cork, the reigning champions, will perhaps be the slightly happier side as they played all of the second half with 14 men, having lost Paul Kerrigan to a straight red card before the break. Graham Canty and Alan O’Connor as well as Armagh’s Brendan Donaghy and John Kingham were all yellow carded by referee Syl Doyle as the game threatened to spill over. Earlier, Kingham, a recent recruit from Monaghan, had allowed the ball to slip through his hands and into the Armagh net from Kerrigan’s free after just 21 minutes.

It was a slow start to the game and Cork led by just 1-1 to 0-0 at that point, before the Rebels added two more points to lead by five at the break. The loss of Kerrigan, though, was clearly a major blow and although Cork extended their advantage to six after the resumption of play, the inevitable Armagh comeback followed. Aidan Forker started the charge by converting a free, before Eugene McVerry landed three points in a row to leave just two in it. The Orchard men finally drew level on 52 minutes when Malachy Mackin hit the target, making it six points without reply for the home side.

Cork eventually got off the mark in the second half when Seán Kiely opened their account before Mark Collins and Donncha O’Connor followed suit to nudge the Rebels clear with seven minutes left on the clock. However, for the comeback alone, Armagh fully deserved a point and when Brian Mallon levelled the scores two minutes from the end, it proved to be the last score of the game. Armagh had the chance to take both points, but Anto Duffy struck a free wide in injury time.

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Roscommon 1-12 Tipperary 0-12

Devaney drives Rossies to victory

Roscommon 1-12 Tipperary 0-12

By Ian Cooney for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary’s credentials as promotion hopefuls from Division 3 suffered an early blow as their journey to Kiltoom proved fruitless. The destination of the points hinged on the defining score in the 46th minute. Roscommon had just surged two points clear and Tipp were on the attack when David Keenan made a crucial block. In a flash the ball was worked to John Rogers who sent a long delivery into Darren McDermott. The Castlerea St Kevin’s player set sail for goal and squared the ball for Devaney, who finished low to the net.

Roscommon were in the driving seat and when Tipperary lost their ace attacker Barry Grogan to a second yellow card, a comfortable victory for the home side looked likely. But Tipperary battled back and a couple of subs, including All-Ireland winning minor star Michael Quinlivan, helped their cause. Points from Philip Austin and substitute Shane Ryan eroded Roscommon’s deficit to a point with only two minutes remaining. But late points from centre back Niall Daly and Rogers gave Roscommon the spoils.

Scores for Roscommon: D Shine 0-3fs, C Devaney 1-0, J Rogers (2fs), G Heneghan, N Daly 0-2, M Finneran, K Higgins, D McDermott 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Austin (1f), B Grogan (3f) 0-4 each, S Ryan 0-2, Mulvihill, E Ryan 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON: G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, S Ormsby; C Dineen, N Daly, S Purcell; M Finneran, K Higgins; D Keenan, D Shine, J Rogers; D McDermott, C Devaney, G Heneghan. Subs: D O’Gara for Dineen (60), C Cafferky for Ormsby (63), E Kenny for Heneghan (64), M Scally for McDermott (70).

TIPPERARY: M O’Donnell; R Costigan, P Codd, C McDonald; R Kiely, T Ryan, A Morrissey; B Jones, E Ryan; H Coghlan, D Butler, S Grogan, C Sweeney, P Austin, B Grogan. Subs: S Ryan for Butler (27), M Quinlivan for S Grogan (46), B Mulvihill for Sweeney (46), S Carey for Coghlan (64).

Referee: D Fahy (Longford)

Team News

The Tipperary team to play Roscommon on Sunday next is as follows –

1. Matthew O’Donnell (Killeneule)

2. Robbie Costigan (Cahir)

3. Paddy Codd (Killenaule)

4. Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow)

5. Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers)

6. Thomas Ryan (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

7. Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers)

8. Brian Jones (Arravale Rovers)

9. Eoghain Ryan (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

10. Hugh Coghlan (Portlaoise, Laois)

11. David Butler (Drom & Inch)

12. Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)

13. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)

14. Philip Austin (Borrisokane) CAPTAIN

15. Barry Grogan (Aherlow)

Na Fir Ionaid

16. Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard)

17. Donal Lynch (Clonmel Commercials)

18. John O’Callagan (Ballyporeen)

19. Jonathan Ryan (Ardfinnan)

20. Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty)

21. Donncha Heffernan (Cappawhite)

22. Shane Ryan (Newport)

23. Sean Carey (Moyle Rovers)

24. Brian Mulvihill (Moyle Rovers)

25. Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)

26. Seamus Grogan (Aherlow)

 

Allianz Football League Division 3, Round 1

Roscommon v Tipperary
At Pairc Naomh Bríd, Kiltoom on Sunday, February 5th at 2:30pm 

Neil Collins, Niall Daly and Darren McDermott will make their Allianz Football League debuts and the team in full is as follows:

1. Geoffrey Claffey     Naomh Caoimhin Cáislean Riabhach
2. Seán McDermott     Gaeil an Iarthair
3. Neil Collins     Naomh Caoimhin Cáislean Riabhach
4. Stephen Ormsby     Naomh Faithleach 

5. Cathal Dineen     Naomh Caoimhin Cáislean Riabhach
6. Niall Daly     Na Phiarsaigh
7. Seán Purcell     Mainistir na Búille

8. Michael Finneran     Naomh Dominic
9. Kevin Higgins     Gaeil an Iarthair

10. David Keenan     Naomh Bearraí
11. Donie Shine     Clann na nGael
12. John Rogers     Béal na mBuillí

13. Darren McDermott     Naomh Caoimhin Cáislean Riabhach
14. Conor Devanney     Cill Bhríde
15. Ger Heneghan     Naomh Caoimhin Cáislean Riabhach

 

Allianz Football League Division 4 – Limerick 1-9 Leitrim 0-9

O’Connor points way for Limerick

Leitrim 0-9 Limerick 1-9

By PJ Leddy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Led by Eoghan O’Connor, Limerick upped the ante in the second half and put on a sterling show to comfortably beat Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon. After a poor first half the sides were level at 0-3 apiece. But within three minutes of the restart O’Connor blazed two goal chances over the Leitrim bar and put the visitors into the lead. A John Riordan goal in the 56th minute goal snuffed out any chance of a Limerick comeback. “We started the second half well, Eoghan O’Connor settled us down,” said Limerick manager Maurice Horan. “He gave us the lead and from there on in, it went good. Ian Ryan then definitely came into it.” In contrast, a highly disappointed joint Leitrim manager George Dugdale said: “You can not do that when you are playing against the supposedly promotion favourites.”

Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-5 (4fs), E O’Connor 0-3, J Riordan 1-0, G Collins 0-1.

Scorers for Leitrim: J Glancy (3fs), R Lowe 0-3 each, A Croal, C Clarke, D Sweeney 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: B Scanlon; D Quaide, J McCarthy, L O’Dwyer; J Riordan, B Fitzpatrick, P Ranahan; S Buckley, S Lucey; D Treacy, E O’Connor, J Cooke; G Collins, J O’Meara, I Ryan.

Subs: I Corbett for O’Meara (44), C. Coady for O’Dwyer (65), M Quilligan for Collins (68), E Barry for Cooke (72).

LEITRIM: C McCrann; A Wynne, C Egan, P Maguire; D Beck, W McKeon, C Clarke; P McGowan, D Lowe; P Brennan, R Lowe, G Hickey; A Croal, J Glancy, R Cox.

Subs: C Sheridan for Hickey (ht), S Moran for Brennan (61), D Sweeney for McGowan (61).

Referee: S McLaughlin (Donegal)

Allianz Football League Division 4 – Clare 1-17 Waterford 0-12

Four sent off as Clare claim points

Clare 1-17 Waterford 0-12

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare collected both points on offer in a game which saw four players sent off. The quartet — three form Waterford, one from Clare — received their marching orders for second yellow card offences. Clare started with points from Gary Brennan, David Tubridy, Rory Donnelly and Shane McGrath before Shane Ahearne opened the Waterford account in the 18th minute and they began to reel in their hosts. But Clare finished with points from Tubridy and Alan Clohessy for a 0-9 to 0-6 interval lead. Ahearne was then sent off for a clumsy foul on Gordon Kelly and with him went Waterford’s best chance of a result. Moments later Rory Donnelly fired past Cotter for the game’s only goal to end the contest before Gordon Kelly along with Waterford pair, Gary Hurney and Joey Veale were dismissed.

Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy (0-7), 1 f, R Donnelly (1-2), A Clohessy (0-4), S McGrath (0-2), G Brennan, G Quinlan (0-1) each.

Scorers for Waterford: G Hurney (0-4) 3 f’s, S Fleming, P Hurney, C McGrath (0-2) each, S Ahearne, S O’Hare (0-1) each.

CLARE: Joe Hayes, B Hartnett, S McNeilis, L Healy, M McMahon, G Kelly, John Hayes, G Brennan, G Quinlan, N Browne, S McGrath, S Brennan, R Donnelly, D Tubridy, A Clohessy.

Subs: D Russell for Browne (53), J Dowling for Donnelly (63), S Tierney for McGrath (67), M Foran for S Brennan (69), T Ryan for Healy (69).

WATERFORD: K Cotter, K Connery, C Phelan, A Doyle, S Briggs, T Grey, W Hennessy, S Ahearne, S O’Hare, C McGrath, S Dempsey, P Hurney, G Hurney, L O’Lonain, S Fleming.

Subs: C O’Keeffe for O’Lonain (46), R Ahearne for Hennessy (58), J Veale for McGrath (58).

Referee: F Flynn (Leitrim)

 

Waterford dismissals costly

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

Clare 1-17 Waterford 0-12: CLARE GOT their division four campaign off to a winning start at Cusack Park, Ennis, yesterday. Waterford finished with 12 players while the hosts ended up with 14. The sendings-off were for second bookable offences after the break. Clare led by 0-9 to 0-6 at the break, Waterford goalkeeper Kieran Cotter keeping his side in the hunt with two good first-half saves. He denied David Tubridy with a point-blank save and another from Shane Brennan.

But the game was over as a contest early in the second period. Waterford’s Shane Ahearne was first to be sent off on 41 minutes and then Rory Donnelly goaled for Clare on 52 minutes for a 1-13 to 0-9 lead. Clare’s Gordon Kelly plus Waterford’s Gary Hurney and Joey Veale received their marching orders in a one-sided second half.

CLARE: Joe Hayes; B Hartnett, S McNeilis, L Healy; M McMahon, G Kelly, John Hayes; G Brennan (0-1), G Quinlan (0-1); N Browne, S McGrath (0-2), S Brennan; R Donnelly (1-2), D Tubridy (0-7, 0-1 free), A Clohessy (0-4). Subs: D Russell for Browne (53 mins), J Dowling for Donnelly (63 mins), S Tierney for McGrath (67 mins), M Foran for S Brennan (69 mins), T Ryan for Healy (69 mins).

WATERFORD: K Cotter; K Connery, C Phelan, A Doyle; S Briggs, T Grey, W Hennessy; S Ahearne (0-1), S O’Hare (0-1); C McGrath (0-2), S Dempsey, P Hurney (0-2); G Hurney (0-4, 0-3 frees), L Ó Lonain, S Fleming (0-2). Subs: C O’Keeffe for OLonain (46 mins), R Ahearne for Hennessy (58 mins), J Veale for McGrath (58 mins).

Referee: F Flynn (Leitrim)

Dr. Harty Cup Semi-Final – Nenagh CBS 1-11 Ardscoil Rís 2-8

Tenacious Ardscoil still in hunt

Ardscoil Rís 2-8 Nenagh CBS 1-11

By Fintan O’ Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Ardscoil Rís ambitions of claiming a three Harty Cups in-a-row are still intact but those hopes came desperately close to being extinguished in a dramatic semi-final clash in Tipperary Town yesterday afternoon. On a day of difficult underfoot conditions in Sean Treacy Park, a terrific wholehearted contest unfolded with Nenagh CBS producing a brave performance that had them on the cusp of reaching their first decider since 1997, leading by two points as the tie drifted into injury-time. But somehow Ardscoil Rís managed to dig themselves out of a hole.

In the 61st minute, Evan Fitzgerald dispatched a long-range free that fell to wing-forward Jack Kelleher and he shot just over the bar. There was time for Ardscoil Rís to launch one more attack and after an excellent run by Kelleher, the ball was passed inside to substitute Micheál O’Loughlin who displayed brilliant composure to weave past a couple of challenges and pop a precise shot over the bar. The final whistle sounded from the puckout and the relief on Ardscoil Rís manager Liam Cronin’s face was clearly visible. “We got out of jail there,” he said. “Being down in injury-time after missing the goal chance that went over the bar and Jamie missing the 65, it looked gone. But to be fair to the guys, they’ve shown great resolve all year and they believe it’s not over until that final whistle.”

The great escape performed by Ardscoil Rís ensures this tie will head to a replay on Tuesday week, February 14, in Tipperary Town. Nenagh CBS manager Donagh O’Donnell was disappointed victory eluded his team and with the amount of injury-time. “It was a great contest though and I’m absolutely proud of our lads,” he said. “Harty is all about courage and commitment. Every fella gave everything they had out there. I think they got out of jail really. The ref said there was a minute and a half left, and he went on to play two and a bit of injury-time. “The Ardscoil guy was beside me when the ref said it. It’s very hard to take particularly when the first day against Thurles [in the quarter-final], the ref did the same thing. But we’re still in it and we’ll be back.”

After toppling Thurles CBS in the previous round, Nenagh CBS entered the game in a confident mood reflected by their sublime start. Tadhg Gallagher and Jason Forde, who were prominent throughout, raised early white flags before Forde fed Stephen O’Brien, an All-Ireland minor football winner with Tipperary last September, and he clinically finished the ball to the net. Ardscoil Rís were left reeling by that early barrage but recovered admirably. Lukas O’Brien kick-started the revival in the 12th minute with a superb goal and with Ronan Lynch, Jody Hannon and Kevin O’Brien all on target, they only trailed by 1-4 to 1-3 by the 20th minute. By half-time the complexion of the game turned in their favour after Jamie Shanahan finished a penalty to the net and they led 2-3 to 1-5 at the break.

Nenagh CBS emerged for the second half undeterred by the manner of Ardscoil Rís’s comeback. Conor Delaney nearly found the net early in the half but was denied by an outstanding save by David Dempsey. Yet with Donnacha Quinn and Jack Peters in exemplary form in defence, they began to pin their opponents back. Regardless of the angle or distance, Forde converted placed balls and nudged them into a 1-8 to 2-4 advantage. Ardscoil Rís responded courtesy of a brace by Shanahan and another by Kelleher, to move into a narrow 2-6 to 1-8 lead before Nenagh CBS reeled off three excellent points from O’Brien, Forde and Gallagher.

That spell of dominance looked pivotal yet Ardscoil Rís chiselled out a draw with their late rally. The scheduling of the game for Tuesday week rather than next Saturday avoids a fixture clash with Na Piarsaigh’s All-Ireland Club SHC semi-final meeting with Loughiel Shamrocks. “Na Piarsaigh are in the All-Ireland club semi-final and we’ve a lot of guys whose brothers would be playing in that,” revealed Cronin. “They would be our parent club in the school and a lot of us would like to go given it’s not often a Limerick club are at this stage. We’re very grateful that common sense has prevailed and there’s no clash.”

Scorers for Ardscoil Rís: J Shanahan 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-2fs), L O’Brien 1-0, J Kelleher 0-2, R Lynch, J Hannon, K O’Brien, M O’Loughlin 0-1 each.

Scorers for Nenagh CBS: J Forde 0-7 (5fs, 2 65s), S O’Brien 1-1, T Gallagher 0-2, P Fogarty 0-1.

ARDSCOIL RÍS: D Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh); R Kirby (Mungret), PJ Hall (Adare), K McNamara (Na Piarsaigh); E Fitzgerald (Claughaun), B O’Connell (Kildimo), S Fitzgerald (Claughaun); J Shanahan (Sixmilebridge), J Hannon (Adare); W O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), R Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), J Kelleher (Patrickswell); K O’Brien (Patrickswell), C Lynch (Patrickswell), L O’Brien (Adare).

Subs: M O’Loughlin (Clonlara) for O’Donoghue (45), M Foley (Na Piarsaigh) for L O’Brien (59).

NENAGH CBS: W Power (Silvermines); S Cleary (Kilruane McDonaghs), J Flaherty (Burgess), D Quinn (Éire Óg Nenagh); E Hynes (Templederry), J Peters (Kilruane McDonaghs), K Gleeson (Éire Óg Nenagh); J Loughnane (Kildangan), T Gallagher (Kildangan); C Delaney (Toomevara), J Forde (Silvermines), S O’Brien (Ballina); P Shanahan (Toomevara), P Fogarty (Silvermines), J Mackey (Éire Óg Nenagh). Subs: S Geaney (Eire Óg Nenagh) for Mackey (37), K Gubbins (Eire Óg Nenagh) for Gleeson (44).

Referee: David Copps (Cork)

 

Ardscoil level late

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

Ardscoil Rís 2-8 Nenagh CBS1-11: SUPERSUB MICHEÁL O’Loughlin salvaged a replay for holders Ardscoil Rís with an equalising point in the second minute of stoppage time against Nenagh CBS yesterday. Nenagh led by two points entering stoppage time but Jack Kelleher and O’Loughlin rescued the Limerick side. The teams will meet again at Tipperary venue Seán Treacy Park on February 14th.

Nenagh raced into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead, with Stephen O’Brien netting in the sixth minute. Ardscoil Rís, chasing a third successive Harty crown, responded with a 12th-minute goal from Lukas O’Brien before Jamie Shanahan’s 23rd-minute penalty helped to secure a 2-3 to 1-5 half-time lead.

ARDSCOIL RÍS: D Dempsey; R Kirby, PJ Hall, K McNamara; E Fitzgerald, B O’Connell, S Fitzgerald; J Shanahan (1-2, 1-0 pen, 0-2 frees), J Hannon (0-1); W O’Donoghue, R Lynch (0-1), J Kelleher (0-2); L O’Brien (1-0), K O’Brien (0-1), C Lynch. Subs: M O’Loughlin (0-1) for O’Donoghue (45 mins), M Foley for L O’Brien (60 mins).

NENAGH CBS: W Power; D Quinn, J Flaherty, S Cleary; E Hynes, J Peters, K Gleeson; J Loughnane, T Gallagher (0-2); C Delaney, J Forde (0-7, 0-5 frees, 0-2 65s), S O’Brien (1-1); P Shanahan, P Fogarty (0-1), J Mackey. Subs: S Geaney for Mackey (37 mins), K Gubbins for Gleeson (44 mins).

Referee: D Copps (Cork)

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Quarter Final – Waterford 3-19 UCC 1-19

Déise have too much power for students but boss still seeks improvement

Waterford 3-19 UCC 1-19

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

New Waterford hurling manager Michael Ryan had mixed feelings after his side deservedly defeated UCC in the quarter-final of the Waterford Crystal Cup at Carriganore yesterday. The victory sets up a semi-final next Sunday against the winners of the midweek Clare/Limerick replay. Ryan said afterwards: “I was delighted with our first-half performance but there was much to concern me after the interval, especially the way we conceded the last quarter of an hour to the students. “There’s a lot to work to be done and we will definitely need to improve our overall play if we are to progress.”

UCC lined out with just three of the side which scored a resounding Fitzgibbon Cup victory over DCU earlier in the week, and for most of the opening half they played second best to the home side. All credit to them however for effective half-time substitutions, particularly the introduction of Shane Bourke and William Griffin, and the students were generally in control of the final 15 minutes. With the Waterford half-back trio of Jamie Nagle, Kevin Moran, and Shane O’Sullivan in command, it was virtually one-way trafficin the opening half. They eased into a 0-7 to 0-2 lead after a quarter of an hour, scoring quality points, and their goal in the 20th minute put them firmly in command.

The clinical finish came from new team captain Michael “Brick’’ Walsh who revelled in his restoration to the attack. It came after some great work by the other Walsh, Shane, who delivered a pinpoint pass to the skipper. Further goals followed by Martin O’Neill in the 29th minute and a superb one from Maurice Shanahan two minutes before the break with the skipper acting as provider this time. Waterford were a comfortable 11 points to the good, 3-10 to 0-8, at the interval. However, the students never threw in the towel and substitutes Burke and Griffin impacted positively on the proceedings. They clipped over some fine points, most notably an absolute peach from midfielder Seamas Corry, and with Brian Hartnett’s influence also strengthening the students all but encamped in Waterford’s half. It was Hartnett’s well-taken goal in the 68th minute that gave the final scoreline the measure of respectability that the students fully deserved. Waterford still had the final say with Shane O’Sullivan’s delightful free from over 90m sailing between the posts.

Scorers for Waterford: M. O’Neill (1-8, 0-7 frees); M. Walsh (1-3); M. Shanahan (1-0); S. O’Sullivan(0-2); S. Prendergast, S. Walsh, D. Twomey, S. Molumphy, J. Nagle, P. O’Brien(0-1) each.

Scorers for UCC: B. Hartnett(1-2); P. O’Mahony (0-5, 0-4 frees); B. O’Sullivan (0-3); W. Griffin(0-3, frees); S. Bourke (0-2); P. Haughney, E. O’Sullivan, D. McCormack, S. Corry (0-1) each.

WATERFORD: I. O’Regan; P. Prendergast. C. Ryan. A. Kearney; J. Nagle. K. Moran. S. O’Sullivan; S. Molumphy. D. Twomey; M. Shanahan. M. Walsh. S. Prendergast; M. O’Neill. S. Walsh. B. O’Halloran.

Subs: P. O’Brien for Walsh (HT);D. Prendergast for P. Prendergast(58); P. Nevin for Twomey (58); T. Ryan for Shanahan, inj(63).

UCC: P. O’Brien (Cork); T. Curran (Waterford). Pat O’Mahony (Cork). D. Fives (Waterford); J Barry (Tipperary). J Nagle (Cork). A. Hannigan (Tipperary); S. Corry (Cork). B. Collins (Cork); D. McCormack (Tipperary). B Murray (Cork). Pauric Mahony (Waterford); P. Haughney (Cork). B. O’Sullivan (Waterford). B. Hartnett (Cork).

Subs: S Bourke (Tipperary) for Collins (34 mins); W. Egan for Nagle (HT); S. Maher (Tipperary) for Hannigan (HT); W. Griffin for Haughney (HT); E. O’Sullivan for Pauric Mahony (64).

Referee; Shane Hourigan, Limerick

For the Record

Waterford UCC
2011 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Defeated CIT, Clare and Cork to win the competition Lost to Cork by 3-17 to 1-22 after extra time in the Quarter-Final
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 2 0
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title 2011 N/A
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 16
Won – 12
Lost – 4
Drawn – 0
Played – 9
Won – 3
Lost – 6
Drawn – 0

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2012

Preliminary Round

Sunday January 22nd

@ Dolla                                              Tipperary 2-24 Limerick Institute of Technology 1-16

Sunday January 29th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       Kerry 1-20 IT Tralee 1-15

@ Sixmilebridge                               Clare 3-25 WIT 0-5

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Saturday February 4th

@ MacDonagh Park Nenagh          Tipperary v University of Limerick               @ 2:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                Cork v Kerry                                                   @ 3:00pm

@ Sixmilebridge                               Limerick v Clare                                            @ 7:00pm

Sunday February 5th

@ WIT Sportsgrounds                      Waterford v UCC                                          @ 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday February 12th

@ TBC                                               Cork or Kerry v UL or Tipperary
@ TBC                                               Limerick or Clare v Waterford or UCC

Final (Extra time)

Date TBC


Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

Waterford have won 11 of their last 13 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup, including a current winning streak of 7 matches.

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

39 players scored in the three matches played in the preliminary round.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 18, Lost 37, a 33% success rate. Since the Third Level Colleges entered the McGrath Cup (Senior Football) in 2005, their success rate is 32%.

Tipperary won their first 6 home matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup from 2006 to 2009 before losing their first round matches in 2010 (v Clare at Borrisoleigh) and in 2011 (v WIT at Clonmel).

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

Limerick won the first Waterford Crystal Cup title in 2006, winning four matches in the process. Since then, in three appearances in the competition they have failed to win a game.

The University of Limerick is the only third level college to have a winning record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 – winning 7 games and losing 6.

IT Tralee is the only team not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006, losing their first match in the last 5 seasons.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

Waterford Crystal Cup

Waterford Crystal began their sponsorship of the Munster pre-season hurling competition in 2006. Prior to this, the competition was played in different formats dating back to the early 1990’s and was most popularly known as the South Eastern Hurling League which also included county teams from Leinster.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Tipperary (2) – 2007, 2008

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

Waterford Crystal Cup – 2012 Scorers

Pa Bourke (Tipperary) – 0-13, 0-12 frees
Shane Brick (Kerry) – 0-12, 0-8 frees, 0-1 65
Joe Canning (LIT) – 1-8, 0-6 frees
Daire Keane (Clare) – 1-6
Eamonn Brosnan (IT Tralee) – 1-5, 0-4 frees
Colin Ryan (Clare) – 0-7, 0-3 frees
Aaron Cunningham (Clare) – 1-4, 0-2 frees
Darragh O’Connell (Kerry) – 1-4, 0-2 frees
John O’Neill (Tipperary) – 1-1
Timmy Hammersley (Tipperary) – 1-0
Shane McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-3
Eoin Hayes (Clare) – 1-0
Nicky O’Connell (Clare) – 0-3
Mark Deegan (IT Tralee) – 0-3, 0-2 frees
John Egan (Kerry) – 0-2
M Lynch (IT Tralee) – 0-2
Brendan Maher (Tipperary) – 0-2
Adrian Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-2
Brian O’Meara (Tipperary) – 0-2
Pat Donnellan (Clare) – 0-2
Jonathan Clancy (Clare) – 0-2
Paul Browne (LIT) – 0-2
Sean O’Brien (LIT) – 0-2
Cathal McInerney (LIT) – 0-2 frees
D Murphy (WIT) – 0-2 frees
Michael Boyle (Kerry) – 0-1
Shane Nolan (Kerry) – 0-1
David Collins (Tipperary) – 0-1
Conor Cooney (Clare) – 0-1
Thaigh Morley (IT Tralee) – 0-1
Barry O’Grady (IT Tralee) – 0-1
Fergus Kennedy (IT Tralee) – 0-1
Gearoid O’Doherty (IT Tralee) – 0-1
Donal O’Halloran (IT Tralee) – 0-1
Eoin Ryan (LIT) – 0-1
C Madden (LIT) – 0-1
J Dillon (WIT) – 0-1
K Hammersley (WIT) – 0-1 free
C O’Meara (WIT) – 0-1 free