All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 4A – Galway 4-17 Tipperary 4-12

Galway defeated Tipperary by 4-17 to 4-12 in Round 4A of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship on Saturday July 26th at O’Connor Park Tullamore.

SFC Round 4A: Galway hold on to win thriller

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4A: Galway 4-17 Tipperary 4-12

Galway made short work of Tipperary thanks to four goals each side of half-time which set up a meeting with Kerry in next weekend’s All-Ireland football quarter-final. Fiontán Ó Curraoin and Tom Flynn hit the net before the break, while Danny Cummins and Michael Lundy put the result beyond all doubt with goals in the 36th and 37th minutes.

Brian Fox got one back for Tipp in the 12th minute of the second-half, but at that stage Galway were rampant and it hardly interrupted their canter to victory. Three goals from Brian Mulvill and Colin O’Riordan and a Conor Sweeney penalty meant Galway’s lead was well trimmed in the end, but they had the work done at that stage.

The opening 20 minutes were dominated by Tipperary though and they led by 0-6 to 0-4 after Colin O’Riordan’s sweet score. But Galway took over from there to the interval and after a Shane Walsh point earned with a sublime piece of control, O’Curraoin and Flynn’s goals set them on the road to victory with a 2-7 to 0-7 half-time lead.

Fifty seconds after the restart Cummins rattled the Tipp net for the third time, while Lundy followed suit just over a minute later following good work from Michael Martin and Paul Conroy. Fox – who was lucky to escape a black card earlier – rattled home a fine Tipperary goal in the 47th minute, but Galway eased to the win as Paul Varley, Walsh and Sean Armstrong all kicked late points.
Scorers for Galway: S Walsh 0-5 (3f), M Lundy, D Cummins 1-1 each, M Martin, P Conroy 0-3 each, F Ó Curraoin, T Flynn 1-0 each, S Armstrong 0-2, P Varley, D Comer 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: C Sweeney 1-4 (1-0 pen, 4f), C O’Riordan 1-2, B Fox 1-0, P Acheson 0-2, S O’Brien, M Quinlivan, B Grogan 0-1 each.

GALWAY: T Healy; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Moore; G Bradshaw, G O’Donnell, P Varley; F Ó Curraoin, T Flynn; M Lundy, S Walsh, J Kavanagh; M Martin, P Conroy, D Cummins
Subs: D Burke for O’Donnell (33 mins), S Armstrong for Cummins (51), A Varley for Martin (56), J O’Brien for Lundy (57), D Comer for Kavanagh (57), S Flynn for Austin (63), E Hoare for Walsh (69).

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; P Codd, J Coghlan, C McDonald; C O’Riordan, R Kiely, G Mulhair; S O’Brien, G Hannigan; M Quinlivan, B Fox, P Acheson; C Sweeney, B Grogan, P Austin
Subs: I Fahey for Mulhair (31 mins), C Kennedy for Quinlivan (43), A Campbell for Grogan (50), H Coghlan for O’Brien (BC 53), B Mulvihill for Fahey (61).

Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)

Team News

The Tipperary team to play Galway is unchanged from the side which defeated Laois in Round 3 of the Qualifiers.

1. Paul Fitzgerald Fethard
2. John Coghlan Moyne Templetuohy
3. Paddy Codd (Capt) Killenaule
4. Ciarán McDonald Aherlow
5. Colin O’Riordan J K Brackens
6. Robbie Kiely Arravale Rovers
7. Ger Mulhair Aravale Rovers
8. Steven O’Brien Ballina9. George Hannigan Shannon Rovers
10. Michael Quinlivan Commercials
11. Brian Fox Eire Óg Annacarty
12. Peter Acheson Moyle Rovers
13. Conor Sweeney Ballyporeen
14. Barry Grogan Aherlow
15. Philip Austin Borrisokane

16. Colum Nugent Ardfinnan
17. Alan Campbell Moyle Rovers
18. Hugh Coghlan Moyne Templetuohy
19. Lorcan Egan J K Brackens
20. Ian Fahey Commercials
21. Sean Flynn Fr Sheehys
22. Seamus Grogan Aherlow
23. Colman Kennedy Commercials
24. Conal McCullough Commercials
25. Andrew Morrissey Galtee Rovers
26. Brian Mulvihill Moyle Rovers

GALWAY (SFC v Tipperary): T Healy; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Moore; G Bradshaw, G O’Donnell, P Varley; F O Curraoin, T Flynn; M Lundy, S Walsh, J Kavanagh; M Martin, P Conroy, D Cummins


All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 4A – Cork 0-21 Sligo 1-11

Cork defeated Sligo by 0-21 to 1-11 in Round 4A of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship on Saturday July 26th at O’Connor Park Tullamore.

SFC Round 4A: Cork ease past Sligo

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4A: Cork 0-21 Sligo 1-11

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Colm O’Neill kicked ten points for Cork as they easily earned an All-Ireland football quarter-final against Mayo next Sunday. Sligo never recovered from the concession of eight points in a row in the first quarter, but managed to pull Brian Cuthbert’s side back to four points after Stephen Coen’s fisted goal in the 51st minute.

But Cuthbert emptied the bench and an impressive cameo from Fintan Goold as well as Paul Kerrigan’s five-point haul saw Cork into the last eight.
Cork enjoyed wind advantage in the opening half as they tried to bounce back from their disappointing loss to old rivals Kerry in the Munster final. Manager Cuthbert, who had made a string of stages from the Munster final loss, lined out with just four forwards up front and pulled players back behind the ball and just crowded Sligo.

Sligo struggled to combat the tactic when they were playing against the wind with Cork going with a two-man full-forward line of Colm O’Neill and Donal Óg Hodnett, with Brian Hurley and Paul Kerrigan in the half-forward line. Cork’s tactic worked and having conceded 0-24 in the Munster final, their defence was much more tight this time round and Sligo found it difficult to get scores.

Sligo did make a bright start when Mark Breheny opened the scoring after three minutes but Cork’s dominance started to become apparent. And once Cork got an edge they quickly turned the screw and hit eights points in succession as they made great use of the extra space up front. But Cork soon gained a stranglehold on the game and eight points on the spin, quenched all of Sligo’s hopes.

O’Neill got the Rebels off the marking and Kerrigan, who was also outstanding for Cork, edged them in front after seven minutes. Two minutes later, Hodnett made the most of a great delivery from Hurley to find the target. Despite the best efforts of Charlie Harrison and Brian Curran on the front foot, the Cork dominance continued and after frees from Hurley and O’Neill, midfielder Ian Maguire capped his senior championship debut with Cork’s sixth point. Kerrigan then landed two in succession to open up an 0-8 to 0-1 lead after 24 minutes.

Sligo badly needed scores but Adrian Marren missed a free before he then hit the target. However, the Rebels finished the half strongly and a fisted effort and then a 45 from O’Neill left them 0-10 to 0-2 in front at the interval. Sligo made a positive start to the second-half with frees from Marren and Mark Breheny giving them hope.

And their prospects of a comeback gain momentum when Stephen Coen reduced the margin to five with a fisted goal after 51 minutes. But Cork regrouped and took control and points from O’Neill, Kerrigan and dual star Aidan Walsh saw them home to set up a clash with Mayo at Croke Park as Pat Flanagan’s first season in charge of Sligo came to an end.

Scorers for Cork: C O’Neill 0-10 (3f, 1 ’45), P Kerrigan 0-5, A Walsh 0-2 (1f), I Maguire 0-1, B Hurley 0-1 (f), D Og Hodnett 0-1, D Cahalane 0-1.

Scorers for Sligo: A Marren 0-6 (1f), S Coen 1-1, M Breheny 0-3 (2f), C Harrison 0-1

CORK: K O’Halloran; J Loughrey, E Cadagon, N Galvin; M Shields, T Clancy, B O’Driscoll; I Maguire, A Walsh; P Kerrigan, M Collins, C O’Driscoll; C O’Neill, B Hurley, D Óg Hodnett
Subs: F Goold for Maguire (46 mins), D Cahalane for Clancy (51 mins), D Goulding for Hodnett (57 mins), J O’Rourke for O’Driscoll (61 mins), T Clancy for B O’Driscoll (66 mins), J Dineen for Walsh (69 mins).

SLIGO: A Devaney; K Cawley, R Donovan, N Ewing; C Harrison, B Egan, B Curran; A McIntyre, K McDonnell; P Hughes, M Breheny, J Kilcullen; S Coen, A Marren, D Kelly
Subs: J Hynes for Kelly (42 mins), S McManus for Kilcullen (64 mins), E McHugh for Curran (70 mins), C Griffin for Coen (70 mins).

Referee: David Gough (Meath).

Team News

Brian Cuthbert and his selectors have made six changes since the defeat to Kerry. Brothers Brian and Colm O’Driscoll, Ian Maguire, Mark Collins, Colm O’Neill and Donal Óg Hodnett all come into the team, with Damien Cahalane, Fintan Goold, Patrick Kelly, Daniel Goulding, Barry O’Driscoll and John O’Rourke on the bench.

The Cork Senior Football team to play Sligo at 5pm on Saturday in Tullamore is as follows:

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)
2. James Loughrey (Mallow)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
5. Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s – Captain)
6. Thomas Clancy (Clonakilty)
7. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh)
8. Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s)
9. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh)
13. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
15. Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa)

16. David Hanrahan (Douglas)
17. Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven)
18. Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown)
19. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)
20. Fintan Goold (Macroom)
21. Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig)
22. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)
23. Andrew O’Sullivan (Castletownbere)
24. Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)
25. John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
26. Sean Dineen (Castlehaven)

SLIGO (SFC v Cork): A Devaney; R Donovan, J Martyn, N Ewing; C Harrison, B Egan, K Cawley; K McDonnell, A McIntyre; B Curran, J Hynes, P Hughes; M Breheny, A Marren, D Kelly

All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Cork 0-21 Galway 0-17

Cork defeated Galway by 0-21 to 0-17 in the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday July 26th at O’Connor Park Tullamore.

Team News

The Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Galway in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at 2.45pm on Saturday at Tullamore will line out as follows:

1. Richie Cunningham (Youghal)
2. John O’Callaghan (Inniscarra – Captain)
3. Alan Dennehy (Charleville)
4. Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy)
5. Colm Barry (Castlelyons)
6. Tadhg Healy (Buttevant)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
8. Nicky Kelly (Mayfield)
9. Michael Walsh (Kildorrery)
10. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
11. Peter O’Brien (Kildorrery)
12. Michael O’Sullivan (Tracton)
13. Colm Casey (Inniscarra)
14. John Cronin (Lisgoold)
15. David Drake (Carrigaline)

16. James Mc Sweeney (Bandon)
17. John Grace (Youghal)
18. Tomás Lawrence (Brian Dillons)
19. John Sheehan (Argideen Rangers)
20. Mark Kennefick (Ballygarvan)
21. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)
22. Ronan Crowley (Bandon)
23. Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons)
24. Adrian Mannix (Kilworth)

Liam Hayes and his selectors have made two changes to the team that won the Munster title, with Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy) replacing Barra Ó Tuama and Colm Spillane in for Jamie Wall, who loses out through illness.