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Handball – All-Ireland Senior Singles Finals Streamed Live

Kingscourt programme to be streamed live!

GAA Handball are delighted to announce that the 40×20 Finals Programme in Kingscourt will be streamed live on in what is a massive step forward in the promotion of the national game. The programme will be available at the link below on Saturday, as people throughout Ireland and indeed the world will have free access to live Irish Handball on the Internet.

The highlight of the streaming will be the meeting of Westmeath’s Robbie McCarthy and Clare’s Diarmaid Nash who face off in the Mens Senior Singles Final in what is sure to be an epic contest between two outstanding players. If the semi finals are an indicator Saturdays showdown will be an intriguing battle that could go to the wire. also on the programme is the titanic battle between reigning champion Cork’s Catriona Casey and Antrim’s Aisling Reilly current Irish number one seed in the Ladies Senior Singles final in a game that promises to be fiercely contested between the top two players in Ladies Handball at present. Preceding the Ladies final is a mouthwatering Minor Final between Tyrone’s Johnny Woods and Clare’s Fergal Coughlan.

Anyone who cannot get to the Cavan venue can now watch the action unfold in the comfort of their own living room with insights and tips offered by full commentary of the game. Action commences at 1pm.

Click here to watch the finals live from 1pm

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior B Hurling Semi-Final – PS Roscrea 1-14 St Mary’s Galway 1-7

PS Roscrea defeated St Mary’s Galway by 1-14 to 1-7 in the Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior B Hurling Semi-Final on Saturday March 22nd at Whitegate (Clare).

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup Senior A Hurling Semi-Final – Kilkenny CBS 2-9 Scoil na Trinóide Naofa, Doon (Limerick) 0-10

Kilkenny CBS defeated Scoil na Trinóide Naofa, Doon (Limerick) by 2-9 to 0-10 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup Senior A Hurling Semi-Final on Saturday March 22nd at Templemore.

Gaffney inspires Kilkenny

By Conor Kane for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Two first-half Andrew Gaffney goals in Templemore secured Kilkenny CBS’s passage to the Masita All-Ireland Colleges Senior A hurling championship final.

After Gaffney’s second strike in the 12th minute, the victors were never less than four points ahead and, despite the heroic efforts of Colin Ryan, the Doon lads never looked like getting the goals they needed. The fact that Doon only scored two points from play during the hour, along with a series of missed chances, proved costly in their bid to make the decider.

The Limerick side took the lead through Dean Coleman in the first minute but Gaffney got the first of his goals within a minute and his second confirmed Kilkenny CBS’s superiority in attack. Those goals followed another incident-packed passage of play in which the Leinster champions twice hit the post with similar efforts which looked score-bound.

Coleman and Ryan were a handful up front in the early stages but Kilkenny’s full-back line grew in confidence and they rarely afforded the duo much space in the second half. Cathal McGrath from the John Lockes club was particularly effective snuffing out any Doon half-chances near the goal but, in truth, it was a collective effort to keep their net intact.

The likes of Gaffney, Luke Scanlon, Robbie Buckley and JP Treacy kept the scoreboard ticking over as the game drew near its end and CBS’s place in the final never looked in danger. Having won the Leinster competition, the CBS are likely to be favourites in the final but won’t be complacent as they prepare to meet their neighbours St Kieran’s in a first all-Kilkenny final .

Scorers for Kilkenny CBS: A Gaffney 2-2 (2F), R Buckley 0-2, JP Treacy 0-2 (1F), H Lawlor 0-1, L Scanlon 0-1, M McWey 0-1.

Scorers for Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa: C Ryan 0-9 (8F), D Coleman 0-1.

KILKENNY CBS: D Holohan, K Galvin, C McGrath, C Doheny, G Bryan, E Cody, P Deegan, N Mullins, JP Treacy, H Lawlor, L Scanlon, A Gaffney, R Buckley, J Byrne, R Murphy.
Subs: D Bolger for E Cody, J Lenehan for R Murphy, M McWey for H Lawlor.

SCOIL NA TRÍONÓIDE NAOFA: S Stapleton, B McPartland, T Hayes, D Roche, B McCarthy, S Ryan, S O’Connell, M Dean, P Cummins, B Murphy, D Buckley, C Ryan, M Coleman, D Coleman, J Lonergan.
Subs: A Coleman for M Coleman, M Feehan for S. Ryan

Referee: C Browne (Galway)

Doon 0-10 Kilkenny CBS 2-9

Round-up by Jerome O’Connell for the Limerick Leader newspaper

Two goals in the first 10-minutes set Leinster champions Kilkenny CBS on their way to this victory. Both were scored by Andrew Gaffney and had Kilkenny 2-1 to 0-2 up after 10-minutes. By half time it was 2-3 to 0-4 with Doon to have the wind in the second half.

But the east Limerick secondary school were overly reliant on free-taker Colin Ryan. He was to finish with 8-points from frees. Indeed Ryan and Dean Coleman were the only two to score for Doon. They needed a second half goal but it never came.

SCORERS: Doon: Colin Ryan 0-9 (8frees), Dean Coleman 0-1. Kilkenny CBS: Andrew Gaffney 2-2 (0-2frees), Robbie Buckley, JP Treacy (1free) 0-2 each, Huw Lawlor, Luke Scanlon, Matthew McWey 0-1 each.

DOON: Shane Stapleton (Sean Treacys); Brian McPartland (Doon), Thomas Hayes (Doon), Darren Roche (Pallasgreen); Shane O’Connell (Doon), Stephen Ryan (Doon), Brian McCarthy (Pallasgreen); Patrick Cummins (Doon), Mike Dee (Murroe-Boher); David Buckley (Cappawhite), Barry Murphy (Doon), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen); Mark Coleman (Doon), Dean Coleman (Doon), Joe Lonergan (Cappamore)
Subs: Adam Coleman (Cappamore) for Mark Coleman (47mins), Matt Feehan (Sean Treacys) for Stephen Ryan, inj (63mins).

KILKENNY CBS: Darragh Holohan; Kevin Galvin, Cathal McGrath, Conor Doheny; Gary Byran, Evan Cody, Paddy Deegan; JP Treacy, Niall Mullins; Huw Lawlor, Luke Scanlon, Andrew Gaffney; Robbie Buckley, James Byrne, Robbie Murphy
Subs: James Lenehan for Robbie Murphy (21mins), Danny Bolger for Evan Cody (47mins), Matthew Mcwey for Huw Lawlor (54mins).

REFEREE: Christopher Browne (Galway).

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Junior A Football Paul McGirr Cup Semi-Final – St Francis College Rochestown (Cork) 2-8 Rice College Westport (Mayo) 1-5

St Francis College Rochestown (Cork) defeated Rice College Westport (Mayo) by 2-8 to 1-5 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Junior A Football Paul McGirr Cup Semi-Final on Saturday March 22nd at St.Joseph’s Doora-Barefield GAA Cub, Gurteen, Co.Clare.

Kingston the star as Roco reach final

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Francis College, Rochestown (Cork)2-8 Rice College, Westport (Mayo)1-5

All-Ireland Post Primary Colleges JFC semi-final

St Francis reached the All-Ireland Post Primary Colleges JFC final as they proved too strong for Rice College, Westport at Gurteen, Clare on Saturday. Stephen Kingston inspired the Cork side, hitting 2-4. Roco led 1-4 to 1-2 at the break, Kingston accounting for all the Cork scores, while Alan Kennedy grabbed Westport’s goal. Douglas tyro Kingston fired home Francis’ second goal on 40 minutes and further points by Sam Collins, Brian Flahive and Sean Powter ensured victory.

Scorers for Rochestown: S Kingston (2-4), S Collins (0-2), B Powter, B Flahive (0-1) each.

Scorers for Westport: A Kennedy (1-1), 0-1 f, S O’Malley (0-2) f’s, K Kilkelly, P Lambert (0-1) each.

ROCHESTOWN: D O’Mahony, D Murphy, J Cashman, N Walsh, K O’Donovan, S Powter, N Quirke, E O’Brien, E Ryle, D Stack, C Denn, B Flahive, S Kingston, C Cormack, S Collins. Subs: D O’Flaherty for Cormack B/C (45), B Turnbull for Denn (53), J McCarthy for Powter (57).

WESTPORT: P O’Malley, A McDermott, J Hanley, S Roddy, C Guilfoyle, O McLaughlin, A Walsh, C Heanue, D Hanley, B O’Malley, S O’Malley, A Kennedy, P Doyle, C Moran, P Lambert. Subs: P Corcoran for D Hanly inj. (30), K Kilkelly for Kennedy (40), D Walsh for B O’Malley (47), D McNulty for Walsh (48), P Duffy for Corcoran inj. (55), J Smyth for Roddy (59).

Referee: B Stack (Limerick)

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup Senior A Hurling Semi-Final – St. Kieran’s Kilkenny 4-10 Ard Scoil Ris (Limerick) 1-12

St. Kieran’s Kilkenny defeated Ard Scoil Ris (Limerick) by 4-10 to 1-12 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup Senior A Hurling Semi-Final on Saturday March 22nd at Templemore.

St Kieran’s cruise into derby decider
St Kieran’s (Kilkenny) 4-10 ArdScoil Rís (Limerick) 1-12


The first leg on a memorable day for Kilkenny school’s hurling was completed in goal-rich fashion in Templemore by St Kieran’s. The first goal came from Conor O’Carroll, who took on an incisive pass from Jason Byrne before coolly finishing. Then sub Robbie Donnelly got on the end of a scramble near the line to earn the first score of his eventual 1-3.

Ardscoil Rís kept chipping away to stay in the match, but a third Kieran’s goal, by Tadhg O’Dwyer, left the Kilkenny side with a nice cushion. The Limerick lads never lost hope, and a late goal by Ronan Lynch brought them within three. The clincher came soon after, a mix-up in the Ardscoil goalmouth ended with the sliotar going in via ‘keeper Paraic O’Loughlin and unlucky full-back Barry Fitzpatrick.

Scorers –
St Kieran’s: T O’Dwyer, R Donnelly (0-1f) 1-3 each, B Fitzpatrick (o-g), C O’Carroll 1-0 each, C Murphy 0-2, K Blanchfield, E Walsh 0-1 each
Ardscoil Rís: R Lynch 1-6 (0-5fs), C Fitzgerald 0-3, C McCarthy 0-2, I Galvin 0-1.

St Kieran’s – J Barcoe, M Cody, T Walsh, J Keoghan; D Mullen, J Cleere, E Walsh; K Blanchfield, J Maher; J Byrne, L Blanchfield, B Cody; C Murphy, C O’Carroll, T O’Dwyer
Subs: B Ryan (56) for T O’Dwyer, R Donnelly (44) for C. Murphy.

ArdScoil Rís – P O’Loughlin; E Costelloe, B Fitzpatrick, J O’Halloran; G Browne, M Casey, J English; C O’Brien, R Lynch; A Morey, C Lynch, I Galvin; C Crehan, C Fitzgerald, M O’Loughlin
Subs: T Grimes (h-t) for C O’Brien, C McCarthy (35) for A Morey, P Casey (42) for M O’Loughlin, A Gillane (42) for I Galvin.

Ref – F Horgan (Tipperary)

Ardscoil Ris 1-12 St Kierans College 4-10

Round-up by Jerome O’Connell for the Limerick Leader newspaper

The Harty Cup champions fell to a barrage of second half goals. It was Ardscoil Ris that led 0-4 to 0-3 at the end of the first half. But all changed in a 90-second spell early in the second half when Conor O’Carroll and impressive sub Robbie Donnelly goaled to put the Kilkenny side 2-6 to 0-7 clear. Then 12-minutes from time, Tadhg O’Dwyer added their third goal for a 3-8 to 0-8 lead.

The Limerick city side had Conor Fitzgerald and Charlie McCarthy points but couldn’t find the required goal. They had it back to 3-8 to 0-12 with five minutes to go. Then Ronan Lynch goaled and it was 1-12 to 3-9 coming to the final whistle. But up the field went the Kilkenny city side and forced the Ardscoil defence to fumble the ball over their own line to seal their fate.

SCORERS: Ardscoil Ris: Ronan Lynch 1-6 (0-5frees), Conor Fitzgerald 0-3, Charlie McCarthy 0-2, Ian Galvin 0-1. St Kierans: Robbie Donnelly 1-3 (0-1free), Tadhg O’Dwyer 1-2, Conor O’ Carroll 1-0, Eoin Walsh, Kevin Blanchfield, Liam Blanchfield 0-1 each.,

ARDSCOIL RIS: Paraic O’Loughlin (Clonlara); Eoghan Costello (Adare), Barry Fitzpatrick (Sixmilebridge), Josh O’Halloran (Na Piarsaigh); Gordan Brown (Na Piarsaigh), Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Jack English (Adare); Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Cian O’Brien (Mungret); Alex Morey (Sixmilebridge), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Ian Galvin (Clonlara); Colin Crehan (O’Callaghan Mills), Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun), Micheal O’Loughlin (Clonlara)
Subs: Charlie McCarthy (Adare) for Cian O’Brtien (h-t), Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh) for Jack English (47mins), Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigg) for Micheal O’Loughlin (50mins), Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell) for Ian Galvin (55mins).

ST KIERANS: Jason Barcoe; Micheal Cody, Tommy Walsh, Jack Keoghan; Jason Cleere, Darren Mullen, Eoin Walsh; James Maher, Kevin Blanchfield; Jason Byrne, Liam Blanchfield, Brian Cody; Conor Murphy, Conor O’Carroll, Tadhg O’Dwyer
Subs: Robbie Donnelly for Conor Murphy (36mins), Billy Ryan for Tadhg O’Dwyer (57mins).

REFEREE: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior C Hurling Michael Cusack Cup Final – Salesian College Pallaskenry (Limerick) 1-9 Wexford CBS (Wexford) 1-6

Salesian College Pallaskenry (Limerick) defeated Wexford CBS (Wexford) by 1-9 to 1-6 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior C Hurling Michael Cusack Cup Final on Saturday March 22nd at Leahy Park Cashel.

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Cliff edges out Wexford as Salesian leave it late

Salesian College 1-9 Wexford CBS 1-6 All-Ireland PP Sch SH ‘C’ final

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

THREE points in the closing six minutes helped Salesian College to edge out Wexford CBS in this Michael Cusack Cup decider at a rain-soaked Leahy Park, Cashel.

Wexford CBS led 0-4 to 0-1 after 12 minutes through the accuracy of Stephen Kearney and Sean Stafford. But the eventual winners finished the half strongly, with a point from an Andrew Cliff free and a goal from substitute Evan McCarthy leaving them 1-3 to 0-5 ahead at the break.

Early second-half points from Cillian Gavin and Cliff extended the lead, but Wexford CBS produced a Sean Stafford goal and point to get back in front. But Cliff’s point brought the sides level, before Salesian edged ahead through a Robert Davoren point, and Cliff put the seal on victory in the closing minutes.

SCORERS – Salesian College: A Cliff 0-7 (3fs), E McCarthy 1-0, C Gavin, R Davoren 0-1 each. Wexford CBS: S Stafford 1-5 (0-3fs), S Kearney 0-1.

Salesian College – C Hedderman; C Quinn, E Considine, P O’Connor; R O’Grady, R Griffin, J Adams; L Doran, C Gavin; G McKeogh, A Cliff, T J O’Connor; D O’Connell, M Davoren, R Davoren
Subs: E McCarthy for M Davoran (blood sub), M Davoren for McCarthy, T O’Shea for McKeogh, B Nolan for P O’Connor, S Gloster for T J O’Connor.

Wexford CBS – B Cohen; D Lynch, E Dunbar, J Hamilton; J Redmond, C Kirwan, J McBride; J McDonnell, N Lawlor; S Stafford, E Roche, C Fenlon; I Moran, S Kearney, R Donnelly
Subs: M Coleman for Donnelly, L Barry for Roche.

REF – J McGrath (Westmeath)

Match Preview


A host of big names will also be in attendance at Cashel this Saturday hoping to see their old schools emerge victorious in the Masita Michael Cusack Cup (Senior Hurling ‘C’) final between Wexford CBS and Salesian College Pallaskenry.
Past pupils of CBS hurling and football fame include Paul Carley, Eoin Quigley and Richie Kehoe as well as recent presidential candidate and former Leinster Council chairman Sheamus Howlin. The mastermind behind Dublin’s hurling success, Michael O’Grady, is a former principal at the school while current deputy principal John Hegarty played football and hurling for the county for many years. Other big names to pass through the corridors include Brendan Howlin the Minister for Expenditure and Public Reform, playwright Billy Roche the playwright and author Eoin Colfer.
On Saturday, however, it will matter little who has gone before. It all comes down to who is there now – and how they play this weekend.
“The challenge of winning is massive,” says team mentor Donal Howlin. “But we have a great set of lads – ten of them were part of the Wexford Schools Combined squad that played in the Leinster SHC ‘A’ championship and hopefully that will stand to us. The combined team reached the quarter-final and has played a significant role in the progress of Wexford CBS this year.”

They have worked exceptionally hard to get to this stage. They defeated Ramsgrange CS, Colaiste Bride Carnew, New Ross, Wicklow Schools, Scoil Mhuire Clane and St Colmcille’s CS from Dublin as well as St.Patrick’s, Downpatrick. Pallaskenry have also endured rough terrain to reach the final. They beat Mitchelstown, Tramore, Killenaule, St Augustines, Scarriff CC and St Enda’s of Galway to make the last two.
The Limerick school also boast a number of high profile former students and staff members, including Denis Ógie Moran who taught there in the late 1970’s. Meanwhile past pupils include former Limerick defender Steve McDonagh and athletics recovery expert Ger Hartmann.
“The team has gone down the wire on many occasion to get here but they have shown serious spirit and determination when it was needed,” says school mentor Pat Windle.
“It’s huge for the area; we are backboned by local clubs like Kildimo/Pallaskenry, Ballybrown, PatricksWell and Mungret. There is a definite Clare imprint on the squad as well with coaches Brian Chambers and an All-Ireland winner in Colin Ryan putting in huge work with the boys since the start of the year.”
There have been countless entertaining clashes between Limerick and Wexford over the years and this game promises to be another with the sides really evenly matched.