All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Final

The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg finals took place in Castlebar on Saturday night. Here are the winners from the event:

Rince Fóirne: Na Fianna (Dublin)

Amhránaíocht Aonair: Molly Donnery (Laois)

Ceol Uirlise: Drumhowan (Monaghan)

Aithriseoreacht: Alison Gilmartin (Spa, Kerry)

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Ferbane(Offaly)

Leiriú: Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary)

Rince Seit: Spa (Kerry)

Trath na gCeisteanna: Naomh Columba (Donegal)


The 2014 All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Final will take place in Castlebar on Saturday March 1st.

Torthaí — Comórtaisí Ceannais na Mumhan — Scór na nÓg

1. Rince Foirne: Bóthar Buí / Corcaigh

2. Amhránaíocht: Aonair: Clodagh Ní Dhonnabháin – Fánuithe na Cuirseacha / Corcaigh

3. Aithriseoireacht: Alsún Ní Ghiolla Mháirtín – An Spá / Ciarraí

4. Ceol Uirlise: Cill na Mullach / Corcaigh

5. Léiriú: Buiríos Ó Luigheach / Tiobraid Árann

6. Bailéad Ghrúpa: Bóthar Buí / Corcaigh

7. Rince Seit: An Spá / Ciarraí

Beidh na foirne thuas luaite ag dul ar aghaidh go dtí:

Comórtaisí Ceannais na hÉireann

Satharn 1 Márta 2014

Caisleán an Bharraigh, Co. Mhaigh Eo

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Cork 1-17 Dublin 0-18

Cork defeated Dublin by 1-17 to 0-18 in round 3 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Saturday March 1st at Páirc an Chrócaigh.

O’Neill seals deal for Cork

CORK 1-17 DUBLIN 0-18

By Dermot Crowe for the Sunday Independent newspaper

Dublin’s winning habit failed them at Croke Park last night, a new-look Cork team leaving with a prized scalp and an invaluable win to give them outright leadership of Division 1. They survived an unsettled early spell to gradually grow in confidence and their strong finishing kick was adorned by two scores from Colm O’Neill, back after a year out with a cruciate tear, the third of his career.

This was only the second defeat of Jim Gavin’s reign over league and championship and a first defeat in Croke Park since the All-Ireland semi-final of 2012. They compiled a big score, but as the game wore on their finishing became less polished and they didn’t have much in the way of goal chances.

Brian Cuthbert’s short tenure has had a perfect beginning, a McGrath Cup win and an unbeaten league run without sacrificing the risk-taking necessary to learn what he has at his call.

The match itself was an absorbing tussle. Cork showed several changes from the previous-round win over Kildare yet they settled into the contest, led at half-time, moved four points up, lost that lead and still had the strength of character to find another lease of life to win it near the death.

O’Neill kicked Cork ahead in the 61st minute with a fine score after a rocky period when they went 17 minutes without adding to their total. Having been four points down, Dublin reeled them back in to level the match near the hour. But the game kept changing its mind and nothing looked likely to be settled with any assurance until the final whistle sounded. Shane Carthy came on and landed a huge equaliser with five minutes to go, typical of the evening’s topsy-turvy fare.

It set up a cliff-hanger finale. Donal Og Hodnett, a second-half sub, kicked his second point in the 68th minute to edge them back in front. Then O’Neill hit a wonderful score to seal it.

The game opened at full gear; six points on the board, evenly shared, after only four minutes. Five of those were from play, but after surrendering an early lead Dublin were soon into their stride.

Cormac Costello’s initiation as a senior player looks well advanced. A constantly moving menace he had three points from play by the seventh minute. For a spell Cork looked in disarray, more scores from Ciaran Kilkenny and Kevin McManamon stretching Dublin’s lead to four points. Later in the half Ciaran Reddin chipped in with two of his own, but by then Cork had more of a grip on the match.

While his team was struggling in the early stages John Hayes was giving Cork a lifeline with slick finishing. He had three early points on the board and added a goal before half-time to put them back in front. They also had the immaculate place-kicking of Daniel Goulding to fall back on.Three sweet strikes with the left boot drew the level in the 18th minute at 0-8 apiece, having weathered the early storm. Goulding finished with seven points.

Another free from Goulding had Cork, improbably, ahead but Dublin’s intensity began to wane. After James McCarthy landed an impeccable equaliser with the outside of the boot, Cork should have goaled when a defensive mix-up let in Brian Hurley. Stephen Cluxton stayed on his feet and got his fingers to a low effort to push it outside the post. Goulding failed to exact compensation from the ’45’.

Dublin’s defence was breached in the 25th minute when Hayes brought his total to 1-3 with an emphatic finish, ending a well-worked move to give them a goal lead.

Costello set up Bryan Cullen after showing searing pace for Dublin’s sole goal chance approaching the interval, but Cullen’s first-time effort with the fist was saved and the danger cleared.

Scorers – Cork: D Goulding 0-7 (0-7fs), J Hayes 1-3, D Og Hodnett, C O’Neill 0-2 each, B Hurley, F Goold, P Kerrigan 0-1 each. Dublin: C Costello 0-4 (0-1f), C Kilkenny (0-1f), K McManamon, S Cluxton (0-2f, 0-1 ’45’) 0-3 each, C Reddin 0-2, J McCarthy, P Hudson, S Carthy 0-1 each.

Cork: K O’Halloran; C Dorman, E Cadogan, N Galvin; J Loughrey, A Cronin, T Clancy; A Walsh, F Goold; J O’Rourke, P Kerrigan, M Collins; D Goulding, B Hurley, J Hayes. Subs: K Crowley for Dorman (26); D Og Hodnett for Galvin (h-t), C O’Neill for Hayes (51), R Deane for Walsh (54), A O’Sullivan for Goold (58), K O’Driscoll for Loughrey (70).

Dublin: S Cluxton; S George, P McMahon, M Fitzsimons; E Lowndes, C O’Sullivan, J Cooper; J McCarthy, MD Macauley; D Byrne, C Reddin, B Cullen; K McManamon, C Kilkenny, C Costello. Subs: J McCaffrey for George (24), D Nelson for Lowdnes (h-t), E O’Gara for Byrne (46), P Hudson for Costello (52), S Carthy for Reddin (62).

Referee: P Hughes (Armagh)

Fixture Details

01.03.2014 (Sat)

Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 3

Páirc an Chrócaigh 19:00

Áth Cliath v Corcaigh

Referee: Padraig Hughes (Ard Mhacha)

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on Setanta Ireland.

The game will be preceded by the M Donnelly Interprovincial Hurling Final between Leinster and Connacht.

Team News

Cork (SF v Dublin): Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown); Alan Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Eoin Cadogan (Douglas), Noel Galvin (Ballincollig); James Loughrey (Mallow), Conor Dorman (Bishopstown), Tomás Clancy (Fermoy); Aidan Walsh (Kanturk), Fintan Goold (Macroom); John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), Mark Collins (Castlehaven); Daniel Goulding (Eire Óg), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), John Hayes (Carbery Rangers).
Substitutes: David Hanrahan (Douglas), Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Kevin Crowley (Millstreet), John McLoughlin (Kanturk), Andrew O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues), Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers), Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary), Dónal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa).

DUBLIN (SF v Cork) – S Cluxton; P McMahon, S George, M Fitzsimons; E Lowndes, J McCarthy, J Cooper; MD Macauley, C O’Sullivan; P Flynn, C Kilkenny, B Cullen; C Reddin, K McManamon, C Costello

Fitzgibbon Cup Final – WIT 0-17 CIT 0-12

The Waterford Institute of Technology defeated Cork Institute of Technology by 0-17 to 0-12 in the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup Final on Saturday March 1st at Queens University Belfast.

IDM Fitzgibbon Cup Final: Waterford IT 0-17 Cork IT 0-12

Waterford IT won their first Fitzgibbon Cup title since 2008, and their seventh since 1999, with a deserved five-point victory over Cork IT in the final at the Dub in Queens on Saturday evening.

WIT were never behind over the hour’s play and scored the first four points inside the opening seven minutes at Queen’s University playing fields, Belfast. Although CIT, chasing their first Fitzgibbon Cup, drew level briefly in the early stages of the second-half at 0-10 apiece, WIT finished strong.

Man of the match Jake Dillon and Harry Kehoe were instrumental in getting them over the line with stylish points from play to kill off CIT’s hopes in the last quarter.

Waterford started brightly and even though they had played extra-time against LIT in the semi-final on Friday, they showed no ill-effects and were sharper in most of the exchanges.

Cork IT’s first score did not arrive until the 12th minute, through a free from near the sideline from John O’Dwyer, who scored 0-11 in their semi-final victory over UCC.

WIT maintained their cushion with further points from Kenny and Jake Dillon but CIT reeled off three in a row from Cooper and a brace from O’Dwyer inside a minute to close the deficit to a single point.

Crucially, however, WIT scored the last two points of the half from Kenny and Dillon to hold a commanding 0-10 to 0-7 lead at the break, with the wind at their backs to come.

CIT had their best spell in the third quarter with scored three points in a row from Conor Hammersley, John O’Dwyer (free) and Mark Ellis to draw level for the only time in the match after 38 minutes. The next point was crucial and it was Harry Kehoe, the two-goal hero of their semi-final win, who got it in the 41st minute to give WIT belief again.

Cork IT started chasing a goal too early and Daniel Dooley hit the side-netting from a very tight angle when a goal never looked on. The Cork side lofted a few balls into the square but WIT captain Eoin Murphy came out twice with the sliotar after making superb clean catches in the air.

CIT got back to within 0-13 to 0-12 with ten minutes still remaining but WIT played with a lot of spirit in the closing stages with Johnny Hayes, a Kehoe brace and Jake Dillon steering them to a first Fitzgibbon Cup title since 2008.


Scorers for Waterford IT: P Mahony 0-4 (4f), J Dillon 0-4, H Kehoe, C Kenny 0-3 each, J Hayes, E Murphy, L McGrath 0-1 each

Scorers for Cork IT: J O’Dwyer 0-5 (5f), J Cronin, C Hammersley, B Cooper 0-2 each, M Ellis 0-1

WATERFORD IT: S O’Keefe; G Teehan, P Gahan, J Maher; T Hamill, J O’Dwyer, J Langton; S Roche, C Kenny; H Kehoe, P Mahony, E Murphy; L McGrath, J Dillon, G O’Brien. Subs: J Hayes for McGrath (46), A Kenny for O’Dwyer (51), M Power for Kenny (60)

CORK IT: S Nylan; S Murphy, A Dennehy, T Lawrence; E Keane, M Ellis, P Butler; W Murphy, J Coughlan; J O’Dwyer, J Cronin, C Hammersley; B Cooper, D Dooley, D Drake. Subs: K O’Connor for Coughlan (23), K Hallissey for Drake (38), D Corbett for Murphy (45), D Brosnan for Corbett (55), S Murray for Cooper (59)

REFEREE: James McGrath (Westmeath)


Report : Orla Bannon from the web site

Video: TG4 and Jerome Quinn