Munster Club Senior Camogie Championship Final – Milford (Cork) 0-14 Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) 0-4

O’Neill the star as Milford progress

By Fiona Casey for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Milford (Cork) 0-14 Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) 0-04

Ignore the scoreline. Milford didn’t get it all their own way in this contest. At half-time Milford led 0-6 to 0-2 with player of the match Marie O’Neill slotting over five points from play. Before the second-half, Ciarán Carey left his opponents on the pitch in the driving rain for almost five minutes, to raise his troops, but Milford drove on with the wind at their backs with points from Maria Watson, Aideen O’Flynn and Emer Watson to ensure the Thomais Mhic Dhonncha cup remains in the club for a second year in a row.

Meanwhile Newmarket-on-Fergus and Lismore must do it all again for the Intermediate title after a 2-10 apiece draw following extra time.

MILFORD: R Finn; K Galvin, M Walsh, L Healy; E O’Riordain (c), A Geary, A Watson; A Thompson, O O’Mahony; E Watson (0-2, 1f), D O’Reilly (0-2) S O’Flynn; M O’Neill (0-7), M Flanagan, M Watson (0-2). Sub: A O’Flynn (0-1)

GRANAGH/BALLINGARRY: C Enright; K Stapleton, L Kelly, E Hickey; E Grady, S Carey, F Hickey; V Sheehan (c), S Enright; E Costello (0-3f), A Sheehan, R Noonan; M Fitzgerald (0-1), T Mulcaire, M Lynch.

 

Munster Club Intermediate Camogie Championship Final – Newmarket on Fergus (Clare) 2-10 Lismore (Waterford) 2-10

Newmarket on Fergus (Clare) and Lismore (Waterford) finished level after extra time in the Munster Club Intermediate Camogie Championship Final on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-10 on Saturday November 2nd at Lattin-Cullen GAA Club Tipperary.

NEWMARKET ON FERGUS: E Minogue; J O’Leary, L McMahon, A Keogh; A McInerney, R McMahon (c) (0-1f), A Griffin; R Kaiser (0-1), A O’Brien (0-5, 4f); D Cassidy (0-2), C O’Leary, C Kaiser (1-0); AM Hayes, J Kelly (1-1) N Kaiser.

LISMORE: A O’Brien; S Coughlan, S Prendergast, Sandra Prendergast; M Russell, S Kernan, S Geoghegan; A Houlihan, S Curran (0-2f); N Morrissey (0-2), R Geoghegan(1-0), S Walsh; A Hannon(0-4, 3f), C McGlone (1-3), J Houlihan.


Senior Hurling / Shinty International 2nd Test – Ireland 1-15 Scotland 0-14

Walsh hails Ireland’s display as brave Scots dismissed

By Cóilín Duffy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Ireland 1-15 Scotland 0-14

Ireland manager Michael Walsh paid tribute to the strength of his side’s defence as Ireland claimed Shinty-Hurling honours in testing conditions at Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday. Boosted by Kilkenny duo Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Hogan, the visitors held the hosts to just one point in the closing 30 minutes. Scotland led by 0-11 to 0-10 at half-time, with Kevin Bartlett scoring five two-pointers, and a Glen McKintosh point edging Drew McNeill’s charges ahead at the break. Ireland kept in touch thanks to the efforts of captain Neil McManus; Laois’s Cahir Healy; Kerry’s Darragh O’Connell and Gareth ‘Magic’ Johnson of Down.

Patrick ‘Bonnar’ Maher netted for Ireland eight minutes after the break and though Scotland drew level, five unanswered points provided a platform for Ireland. “I was delighted we again created that bit of space in the second half and ‘Bonnar’ Maher got in for a fantastic goal,” said Walsh. “I think that was the crucial score. All our players gave everything, our defence over the two days was magnificent.”

Earlier a quartet of second-half goals helped Ireland U21s to their eighth victory in a row, following a 4-9 to 2-4 win over Scotland. The sides were level at 0-4 apiece at the interval, but Ireland opened up on the restart. Galway’s Jason Flynn was impressive while Antrim’s Matthew Donnelly claiming Ireland’s first goal to open up a six-point lead. Scotland edged back with a Duncan MacRae goal, but goals from Antrim’s Stephen McAfee, Kerry’s Bryan Murphy and Offaly’s Stephen Quirke saw Ireland home.

Ireland scorers: N McManus 0-7; R Hogan 0-4; P Maher 1-0; G Johnson 0-2; D O’Connell, C Healy 0-1.

Scotland scorers: K Bartlett 0-12; G MacKintosh, C Cormack 0-1.

IRELAND: E Reilly, A Graffin, J Tyrrell, B Maher, D English, C Woods, D O’Connell, E Price, C Healy, P Divilly, G Johnson, P Maher, R Hogan, N McManus.

Interchange subs: D Cullen, J Kavanagh, K McKiernan, D McNicholas, N MacAuley.

SCOTLAND: Stuart MacDonald, N Campbell, D Irvine, J Barr, D Cameron, Steven MacDonald, J Hutchinson, S Nicolson, F MacRae, C Cormack, F MacKintosh, G MacKintosh, K Bartlett, L MacDonald.

Interchange subs: C Cruden, L Bain, K MacRae, J MacRae, S MacKintosh.

Referee: Dick Cameron