Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final – Kerry 2-15 Kildare 1-8

Kerry defeated Kildare by 2-15 to 1-8 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final on Monday August 4th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Kerry’s Ó Sé leads Lilies a merry dance

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 2-15 Kildare 1-8

Kerry minors advanced with consummate ease to the All-Ireland semi-final and, yet, you always got the feeling Jack O’Connor’s charges were operating in no more than third gear when putting Kildare to the sword yesterday afternoon. No, the Kingdom’s youngsters didn’t have to show their full hand against the Lilywhites and will head to Croke Park in three weeks knowing the limits of their capabilities have yet to be tested.

For the Mayo eyes in Thurles, there will have been a few obvious realisations. The most important: starving Tomás Ó Sé of possession is paramount to thwarting this Kerry side. The Gaeltacht forward, a world champion Irish dancer, wreaked havoc on the Kildare rearguard — 1-2 pilfered and three second-half frees earned, which Killian Spillane converted.

O’Connor was impressed by the corner-forward’s contribution. “He actually didn’t tog out for the last fortnight. He had a bit of a knock,” revealed the Kerry boss. “We thought the edge might be gone off him, but he proved today he was doing a bit of dancing at home to keep fit. He’s as good a footballer as he is dancer.”

It was Ó Sé’s goal which ultimately settled this contest, finishing a terrific individual move on 53 minutes. Fielding superbly a Brian Rayle delivery ahead of Kildare corner-back Alan Scully, Ó Sé slipped past two further white shirts before drilling low beyond keeper Tadhg Foley. The score moved Kerry 2-12 to 1-7 clear, ending Kildare’s brief comeback effort. Substitute Shea Ryan, fed by full-forward Séan Dempsey, had fisted to the net on 50 minutes, reducing the gap to four points. they could not make any further inroads.

Indeed, Ó Sé’s goal was part of an unanswered 1-4 Kerry registered on the run for home, Spillane raising three white flags with the aforementioned corner-forward also splitting the posts. I am delighted with our lads, they have answered every question that has been asked of them this year,” said O’Connor. “They weren’t as fluid as normal, but who cares about that? “The main aim was to get to Croke Park along with the seniors, it will make for a great double-header along with the Kerry v Mayo senior game. “Our aim at the start of the year was to have the lads playing into August and it is great to be bringing the lads back to Croke Park. There is a great sense of anticipation going up there.”

The winners opened smartly through Michaél Burns and Barry O’Sullivan. Kildare, though, enjoyed their most productive spell of the game thereafter, hitting four of the next five scores. Ben McCormack had the Lilywhites off the mark, with Conor Hartley, a Seán Dempsey free and a second from the right boot of McCormack adding to the tally.

Crucially, though, Brendan Hackett’s side would fail to score again until early in the second period — a 21-minute barren spell — and by which juncture they trailed 1-8 to 0-5, a seven-point swing. Jordan Kiely pounced for the opening goal of the contest before the close of the first quarter, Spillane laying the foundation with a searing run along the end line and the corner-forward dispatching clinically beyond Foley.

Points followed from Liam Carey (0-2), Killian Spillane (free) and Micheál Burns, his third of the half; Kerry enjoying a 1-7 to 0-4 interval advantage. The gap, as noted, was closed somewhat entering the final quarter nut the end result was never really in doubt.

Scorers for Kerry: K Spillane 0-6 (5f); T Ó Sé 1-2; J Kiely 1-0; M Burns 0-3; L Carey 0-2; S Ryan 0-1 (45), B O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kildare: S Ryan 1-0; B McCormack 0-3 (2f); S Dempsey 0-2 (1f, 1 45); C Hartley, E O’Donoghue, M Kelly 0-1 each.

KERRY: S Ryan (Rathmore); C Coffey (Kerins O’Rahillys), B Ó Beaglaíoch (An Ghaeltacht), T O’Sullivan (Dingle); D O’Donoghue (Spa), A Barry (Na Gaeil), B Sugrue (Renard); B O’Sullivan (Dingle), M O’Connor (Dingle); M Flaherty (Dingle), L Carey (Beaufort), M Burns (Dr Crokes); J Kiely (Dr Crokes), K Spillane (Templenoe), T Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht).
Subs: B Rayle (Lispole) for Burns (38), L Kearney for (Spa) for O’Conor (41), R Wharton (Renard) for Sugrue (49), S O’Sullivan (Templenoe) for Carey (53), I Parker (Churchill) for Kiely (59), J Foley (Ballydonoghue) for O’Donoghue (59).

KILDARE: T Foley (Athy); S Healy (Moorefield), M Hyland (Athy), A Scully (Sarsfields); J Flynn (Round Towers), P Mescal (Maynooth), S Ryan (Sarsfields); R Feely (Athy), C Kavanagh (Sarsfields); E Flynn (Round Towers), C Hartley (Sarsfield), S Lawlor (Rathangan); B McCormack (Sarsfields), S Dempsey (Sarsfields), A McConville (Round Towers).
Subs: J Healy (Sarsfields) for S Healy (27, bc), M Kelly (Athy) for McConville (29), P Murray (Maynooth) for Lawlor (29), E O’Donoghue (Clane) for McCormack (42), M Brusey (Raheens) for Feely (Athy) (56).

Referee: N Cullen (Fermanagh)

Team News

The Kerry Minor Team to play Kildare in the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Championship Quarter Final in Semple Stadium on Monday (3:45) shows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Cork in the Munster final.

Andrew Barry of Na Gaeil comes in to anchor the defence at No. 6 with Mark O’Connor moving to midfield in place of Liam Kearney to partner his Dingle clubmate Barry O’Sullivan while Liam Carey of Beaufort comes in at centre forward in place of Brian Rayle.

There are also changes to the substitutes list with Eoin O’Connell (St Senans), Sean Ryan (Austin Stacks) and Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue) coming into the match day panel.

The team, which will be captained by Spa’s Dan O’Donoghue, will line out as follows:
1 Shane Ryan Rathmore
2 Cormac Coffey Kerins O’Rahillys
3 Briain Ó Beaglaíoch An Ghaeltacht
4 Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
5 Dan O’Donoghue (C) Spa
6 Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
7 Brian Sugrue Renard
8 Barry O’Sullivan Dingle
9 Mark O’Connor Dingle
10 Matthew Flaherty Dingle
11 Liam Carey Beaufort
12 Micheál Burns Dr Crokes
13 Jordan Kiely Dr Crokes
14 Killian Spillane Templenoe
15 Tomás Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
Fir Ionaid
16 Eoin O’Connell St Senans
17 Liam Kearney Spa
18 Brian Rayle Lispole
19 Stephen O’Sullivan Templenoe
20 Robert Wharton Renard
21 Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
22 Ivan Parker Churchill
23 Sean Ryan Austin Stacks
24 Jason Foley Ballydonoghue

Bainisteoir: Jack O’Connor (Dromid Pearses)
Roghnoirí: Micheál O’Shea (Castlegregory), John Galvin (Dr Crokes), Eamon Whelan (St Senans).
Tréanálaithe: Alan O’Sullivan and Arthur Fitzgerald.
Logistics: Ger O’Mahony
Physio: Kieran O’Shea
Doctor: Dr Dave Geaney

Extended Training Panel Members

Roibeárd Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
Aaron Murphy Dr Crokes
Conor Geaney Dingle
Gavin White Dr. Crokes
Cathal Bambury Dingle
Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue

Results to Date:
Munster Qtr Final April 16th Clare 0-7 Kerry 2-16 Cusack Pk
Munster Semi Final May 7th Tipperary 0-7 Kerry 2-18 Semple Stadium
Munster Final July 6th Cork 2-13 Kerry 2-17 Páirc Uí Chaoímh

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final – Dublin 2-14 Cork 1-13

Dublin defeated Cork by 2-14 to 1-13 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final on Monday August 4th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Dubs dig in as Cork refuse to quit

By Tony Leen for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dublin 2-14 Cork 1-13

Nothing here to indicate that Dublin’s reputation as a footballing force — present and future — isn’t justified. But there was enough at Semple Stadium yesterday to suggest that the raging hot favourites for this year’s All-Ireland minor football title aren’t over the line just yet.

A gritty, stubborn Cork side put Cyril Kevlihan’s outfit to the pin of their collar to earn an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Donegal, but the concession of two goals in the first 14 minutes was Cork’s undoing.

The chase was always game, and when Shane Kingston struck a 53rd-minute Cork goal to reduce the gap to two points (2-11 to 1-12), it was a pretty stern gut-check for the Dublin teenagers. To their credit, they recovered their poise quickly, earning two penalties in the final eight minutes, neither of which they netted. Colm Basquel’s first in the 54th minute struck a post and he pointed the second, on the advice of management, in the final seconds to secure the four-point win.

Cork manager Donal O’Sullivan politely suggested afterwards that Mayo referee Jerome Henry hadn’t done them any favours and certainly Cork defender Seanie Powter seemed to be fouled in the build-up to Dublin’s second goal in the 14th minute from Chris Sallier. That eased Dublin into a 2-1 to 0-5 lead, against the run of play it should be said — but the razor-sharpness of Sallier and his full-forward Con O’Callaghan was self-evident. They claimed 2-9 between them, 2-5 of it from play.

Not that Cork’s full-back line ever let their heads drop. Powter, Kevin Flahive and John Mullins all worked like dervishes, along with wing-backs Sean O’Donoghue and Maidhc Ó Duinnin, and No 10 Gary Murphy from Castletownbere. Dual talent Con O’Callaghan kept Dublin’s lead beyond one-score to the break, where they swapped ends 2-6 to 0-8 ahead.

Importantly, Cork lost Michael Hurley to an ankle injury just before half-time, and they momentarily looked like they had lost their self-belief as points from Sallier and midfielder Eoghan McHugh (2) stretched Dublin’s lead to an ominous 2-10 to 0-9 after 42 minutes. Cork keeper Anthony Kidney also made a point-blank block from sub Rian McBride as the favourites threatened to put themselves out of reach.

Though they missed frees and other chances, Cork’s persistence didn’t wane. Cian Kiely grew impressively into the game and pointed, and Dan Ó Duinnin added another before the break they’d been waiting for. Damien Buckley fed an over-lapping Sean O’Donoghue who teed up Shane Kingston for the goal — the Douglas lad showing the value of two good feet with a crisp left-peg finish.

If it rattled Dublin, they didn’t betray it. O’Callaghan was fouled by Flahive for the 56th-minute penalty that hit the post, but it was Na Fianna midfielder McHugh, Basquel from Ballyboden and Cuala’s O’Callaghan who powered saw the Dubs home. Kevlihan said: “It might have been more comfortable with the two penalties but our lads had the character when it was needed. Cork are a good team, they lost young Hurley who is a key man for them, just before half-time and that undoubtedly impacted on them.”

His Cork counterpart was no less proud of his charges, many of them in tears at the final whistle. “I would question the validity of both Dublin goals, but we also kicked a few wides in the second half when we needed scores. You’d have to be proud of their effort.”

Scorers for Dublin: C O’Callaghan 0-8 (4f), C Sallier 2-1, C Basquel 0-3 (1 pen), E McHugh 0-2.

Scorers for Cork: S Kingston 1-2; G Murphy, S Roynane 0-2 each; S O’Donoghue, C Kiely, M Ó Duinnín, B Coakley, M Ó Deasuna (f), D Ó Duinnín (f), M Hurley 0-1 each.

CORK: A Kidney (Passage West); J Mullins (Éire Óg), K Flahive (Douglas), S Powter (Douglas); S O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), C Kiely (Ballincollig), M Ó Duinnín (Naomh Aban); B Coakley (Carrigaline), M Ó Deasuna (Cill na Martra); G Murphy (Castletownbere), D Ó Duinnín (Cill na Martra), D Lowney (Clonakilty); S Roynane (Clyda Rovers), S Kingston (Douglas), M Hurley (Castlehaven).
Subs: S O’Donovan (Ilen Rvs) for Lowney (16), C O’Donovan (Clonakilty) for Hurley (inj, 25), D O’Neill (Mayfield) for O Deasuna (37), D Buckley (Ballyclough) for S O’Donovan (45), T Bushe (Ilen Rovers) for Coakley (52), E O’Sullivan (Douglas) for Roynane (57).

DUBLIN: E Whelan (Trinity Gaels); D Monahan (Clontarf), J Mullins (St Brigids), E Murchan (Na Fianna); A Fee (Naomh Mearnog), S Clayton (Ballyboden St Endas), G O’Reilly (Na Fianna); A Foley (Clontarf), E McHugh (Na Fianna); W Egan (Ballyboden St Endas), C Basquel (Ballyboden St Endas), J Burke (St Maur’s); A Byrne (Na Fianna), C O’Callaghan (Cuala), C Sallier (Thomas Davis).
Subs: C Kavanagh (Ballymun Kickhams) for Burke (17), A McGowan (Kilmacud Crokes) for Fee (22), B McBride (St Vincent’s) for Egan (35), C Murphy (Thomas Davis) for Foley (48).

Referee: J Henry (Mayo)

Team News

The Cork Minor Football team to play Dublin in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final on Monday at 2pm in Thurles will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Kidney (Passage West)
2. John Mullins (Eire Óg)
3. Kevin Flahive (Douglas – Captain)
4. Sean Powter (Douglas)
5. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra)
6. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)
7. Maidhc Ó Duinnín (Naomh Abán)
8. Brian Coakley (Carrigaline)
9. Michael Ó Deasuna (Cill na Martra)
10. Gary Murphy (Castlehaven)
11. Daniel Ó Duinnín (Cill na Martra)
12. David Lowney (Clonakilty)
13. Seamus Ronayne (Clyda Rovers)
14. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
15. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)

Donal O’Sullivan and his selectors have made three changes to the team that lost out to Kerry in the Munster Final. Maidhc Ó Duinnín and Brian Coakley return from injury, having featured in the team earlier this year, while David Lowney also comes into the side. Cian O’Donovan, Tom Bushe and Seán O’Leary make way.

16. Colm O’Driscoll (Castlehaven)
17. Cian O’Donovan (Clonakilty)
18. Tom Bushe (Ilen Rovers)
19. Alex Hassett (Ilen Rovers)
20. Michael Cottrell (Newmarket)
21. Eoin O’Sullivan (Douglas)
22. Damien Buckley (Ballyclough)
23. Seán O’Donovan (Ilen Rovers
24. David O’Neill (Mayfield)

Additional Panel Members
Eoin Lavers (Sam Maguire’s)
Michael Lordan (Ballinora)
Luke Meade (Newcestown)
Evan Ryle (Carrigaline)
Chidozie Ogbene (Nemo Rangers)
Sean O’Leary (Bantry Blues)
Martin Collins (Kilmacabea)
Daniel Meaney (St. Michael’s)

Donal O’Sullivan (Castletownbere – Manager)
Andrew McCarthy (Inniscarra)
Tom Dorgan (Ballincollig)
Paul Holland (Argideen Rangers)
Michael Comyns (St. Finbarr’s)
Niamh O’Sullivan
Aidan Kelleher

1. Eiven Whelan (Trinity Gaels)
2. Cian Murphy (Thomas Davis)
3. Jack Mullins (St Brigid’s)
4. Eoin Murchan (Na Fianna)
5. Aodhán Fee (Naomh Mearnóg)
6. Shane Clayton (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
7. Glen O’Reilly (Na Fianna)
8. Andrew Foley (Clontarf)
9. Eoghan McHugh (Na Fianna)
10. Warren Egan (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
11. Colm Basquel (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
12. Jack Burke (Naomh Maur)
13. Aaron Byrne (Na Fianna)
14. Con O’Callaghan (Cuala)
15. Chris Sallier (Thomas Davis)

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10

Kerry defeated Galway by 1-20 to 2-10 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday August 3rd at Croke Park.

All-Ireland SFC: Kerry ease into semi-finals


Report from GAA.ie

Kerry booked their place in the All-Ireland semi-finals with a solid and controlled victory over Galway at Croke Park on Sunday.

Two Galway goals either side of half-time asked questions of Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s side, but they came through with ease in the end, showing greater composure and consistency in front of the posts, and doing everything with a degree of class and control. James O’Donoghue hit 1-5 from play for Kerry, including a wonderful first half goal, while Johnny Buckley, Declan O’Sullivan and Paul Geaney also impressed up front for Kerry. Shane Walsh gave another classy display in attack for Galway, and the main questions Fitzmaurice will have after this game will relate to the two goals Kerry conceded. Kerry led 1-8 to 1-3 at half-time, with Thomas Flynn’s goal for Galway just shy of the break leaving the Tribesmen with some hope ahead of the second half.

Galway actually had plenty of possession in the first quarter, but remarkably it took them 20 minutes to register a score as Kerry showed far greater composure and attacking guile at the other end of the field. Kerry were dealt an early blow when Brian Sheehan was forced off after just five minutes through injury, but they led after scores from Donnchadh Walsh, Sheehan’s replacement David Moran, and Michael Geaney.

Then on 12 minutes, James O’Donoghue continued his electric summer with a superb individual goal. Despite the fact that he was being shadowed by Donal O’Neill early on, O’Donoghue made it look as though the Cortoon man was not there as he burned past him and headed towards goal. It was brilliantly elusive play when nothing much had looked on, and his finish past Thomas Healy was equally impressive, perfectly placed in the top left corner of the net.

Points from O’Donoghue, Declan O’Sullivan and Paul Geaney swelled the Kerry lead, but Galway finally got off the mark through Michael Lundy, and points from Gareth Bradshaw and the stylish Shane Walsh left them 1-7 to 0-3 behind with half-time approaching. Then, Flynn scored a wonderful goal. He used the full length of his considerably rangy legs to run more than half the length of the field with the ball, burning a hole through the Kerry defence and holding off the grasps of Aidan O’Mahony before slotting the ball under Brian Kelly.

That goal was a significant elixir for Galway, but Johnny Buckley’s well-struck free left Kerry five ahead at the break. Points from O’Donoghue, Walsh and Buckley took the Kerry lead out to seven early in the second half, but Galway came roaring back into the game with 1-2 in the space of two minutes. Gareth Bradshaw’s point shot could have gone under the bar, but Lundy’s shot moments later definitely did, the Corofin man rounding Brian Kelly and finishing to the net after a clever assist from the experienced Seán Armstrong.

A Shane Walsh point seconds later left Galway just two ahead, and their supporters briefly sensed a comeback; it never really materialised though, with two crucial points from Paul Geaney restoring a four-point Kerry lead and killing the Galway momentum. To their credit, Galway battled on but Kerry pulled away from them a bit in the final quarter. Barry John Keane kicked three points after coming on, while O’Donoghue kicked three late points, making up for a missed goal chance midway through the half. So Kerry advanced with relative ease in the end and they can now look forward to an All-Ireland semi-final for the second year in a row.
Scorers for Kerry: J O’Donoghue 1-5, P Geaney 0-4 (1f), BJ Keane 0-3, J Buckley 0-2 (1f), D Walsh 0-2, D Moran 0-1, M Geaney 0-1, D O’Sullivan 0-1, K O’Leary 0-1

Scorers for Galway: S Walsh 0-5 (3f), M Lundy 1-1, T Flynn 1-0, G Bradshaw 0-2, D Comer 0-1, P Conroy 0-1

KERRY: Brian Kelly; Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Shane Enright; Paul Murphy, Killian Young, Fionn Fitzgerald; Anthony Maher, Bryan Sheehan; Michael Geaney, Johnny Buckley, Donnchadh Walsh; Paul Geaney, Declan O’Sullivan, James O’Donoghue
Subs: David Moran for Sheehan (5), Peter Crowley for O’Mahony (46), Darran O’Sullivan for Declan O’Sullivan (52), Barry John Keane for Buckley (55), Kieran O’Leary for Walsh (59), Mark Griffin for Ó Sé (65).

GALWAY: Thomas Healy; Donal O’Neill, Finian Hanley, Joss Moore; Gareth Bradshaw, Gary O’Donnell, Paul Varley; Fiontáin Ó Curraoin, Tom Flynn; Michael Lundy, Shane Walsh, John O’Brien; Michéal Martin, Paul Conroy, Danny Cummins
Subs: Seán Armstrong for Cummins (HT), Damien Comer for O’Brien (HT), Keith Kelly for Moore (49), Eddie Hoare for Martin (56), Cathal Mulryan for P Varley (67).

Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

Report: Arthur Sullivan

Ticket Information

Pricing information is as follows:
Adults €30
Juveniles €5 (only available in Cusack and Davin Stands)
Terrace – €20
Student/Senior Concession: €10 rebate on Cusack and Davin Stand tickets only

Club Pass:
​€10 Per Adult

Group Pass:
€3 per juvenile (16 or under),
1 adult free for every 10 juveniles
Additional adults at stand face value​

Team News

KERRY (SF v Galway): Brian Kelly; Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Shane Enright; Paul Murphy, Killian Young, Fionn Fitzgerald; Anthony Maher, Bryan Sheehan; Michael Geaney, Johnny Buckley, Donnchadh Walsh; Paul Geaney, Declan O’Sullivan, James O’Donoghue
Subs: B Kealy (Kilcummin), P Crowley (Laune Rangers), Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar), D Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys), K O’Leary (Dr Crokes), BJ Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys), J Lyne (Legion), K Donaghy (Austin Stacks), M Griffin (St Michael’s/Foilmore), P Kilkenny (Glenbeigh-Glencar), A Fitzgerald (Castlegregory)

GALWAY (SF v Kerry) Tomás Healy; Donal O’Neill, Finian Hanley, Joss Moore; Gareth Bradshaw, Gary O’Donnell, Paul Varley, Fiontán O’Curraoin, Thomas Flynn, Michael Lundy, Shane Walsh, James Kavanagh, Michael Martin, Paul Conroy (Capt), Danny Cummins

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All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Mayo 1-19 Cork 2-15

Mayo defeated Cork by 1-19 to 2-15 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday August 3rd at Croke Park.

All-Ireland SFC: Mayo edge Cork in thriller


Report from GAA.ie

Mayo will face Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final on August 24 after overcoming Cork by a single point following a thrilling conclusion to their quarter-final at Croke Park on Sunday.

A relatively low-key first half ended with the sides level on 0-8 apiece, and a totally dominant display from Mayo in the third quarter left them 0-16 to 0-9 ahead and seemingly cruising towards victory. But drama reigned in the final 10 minutes. Substitute Donncha O’Connor dragged Cork back into the game with a haul of 1-3, and his 62nd minute goal levelled the game. Mayo responded very well though, with Cillian O’Connor landing a crucial free to restore the lead before Aidan O’Shea looked to have settled the contest with a brilliantly taken individual goal in front of Hill 16.

However, Cork ensured a thrilling conclusion when Brian Hurley responded to the O’Shea goal by rattling the Mayo net mere seconds later. That left Mayo just one ahead again, but the Connacht champions showed all their experience and class to surge clear once more thanks to points from marauding half-back duo Donal Vaughan and Lee Keegan. Cork weren’t done though, and with seconds left on the clock, Colm O’Neill could have gone for what would have been a match-winning goal with a close range free. He opted to kick it over the bar though, and the whistle blew on Robert Hennelly’s kick-out to confirm Mayo’s advancement to a fourth All-Ireland semi-final in a row.

A tight, edgy first half came to an end with the two sides tied on 0-8 apiece. They were level seven times in the first half, and the furthest either side got ahead of the other was when Cork led 0-5 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter. The sides traded the first four points, Jason Doherty and O’Connor on target for Mayo, with Hurley and Fintan Goold scoring for Cork. Then, three points in a row from the impressive Hurley had Cork three clear.

That prompted a Mayo surge, and they kicked four without reply to retake the lead. Midfielder Séamus O’Shea got two of them, with O’Connor hitting the other two, including a brilliant score from play with the outside of his boot. The other O’Connor point came from a free following a challenge from Tomás Clancy on Aidan O’Shea, for which the Clonakilty man was black-carded, being replaced by Damien Cahalane.

The sides traded the remaining scores of the half, with two scores from wily veteran Alan Dillon edging Mayo clear before Colm O’Neill struck his second point of the half to leave the sides on the same terms at the interval. Mayo dramatically turned up the heat on Cork after the restart, and they kicked eight out of the first nine scores of the second half to put themselves in a very dominant position going into the final quarter. Dillon was particularly key in this period, kicking two more points.

However, O’Connor made a huge impact after coming on for Mark Collins with 20 minutes to go, and he kicked three points in a row to leave Cork trailing by just three points with 10 minutes left, despite having been dominated by Mayo for most of the second half. He then took his goal chance brilliantly when it came, crashing the ball to the top right hand corner after being sent through following some slack Mayo defending.

O’Shea looked like he had given Mayo victory when he brilliantly rounded Ken O’Halloran and finished to the net after winning possession close to goal, but Hurley’s goal seconds after changed the complexion of things again dramatically. Mayo showed nerves of steel to edge three clear again though through Vaughan and Keegan, and O’Neill will surely regret his decision not to go for a goal with that free in injury-time.

Scorers for Mayo: C O’Connor 0-5 (3f), A Dillon 0-4, A O’Shea 1-0, S O’Shea 0-2, J Doherty 0-2, D Vaughan 0-2, A Moran 0-2, K McLoughlin 0-1, L Keegan 0-1

Scorers for Cork: B Hurley 1-4 (1f), D O’Connor 1-3 (2f), C O’Neill 0-5 (3f), F Goold 0-2, A Walsh 0-1 (1f)

CORK: Ken O’Halloran; James Loughrey, Eoin Cadogan, Noel Galvin; Michael Shields, Thomas Clancy, Brian O’Driscoll; Ian Maguire, Aidan Walsh; Paul Kerrigan, Mark Collins, Colm O’Driscoll; Colm O’Neill, Brian Hurley, Fintan Goold
Subs: D Cahalane for F Goold (Black Card, 19), Paddy Kelly for C O’Driscoll (47), Donncha O’Connor for Collins (50), John O’Rourke for B O’Driscoll (57), Daniel Goulding for Maguire (61), John Hayes for Walsh (70).

MAYO: Robert Hennelly; Chris Barrett, Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins; Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Donal Vaughan; Tom Cunniffe, Seamus O’Shea; Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Jason Doherty; Cillian O’Connor, Andy Moran, Alan Dillon
Subs: Michael Conroy for McLoughlin (Temporary, 15-23), E Varley for Moran (47), Brendan Harrison for Barrett (57), A Freeman for O’Connor (65), Jason Gibbons for A O’Shea (69), Michael Conroy for Dillon (72).

Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

Attendance: 37,886

Report: Arthur Sullivan

Ticket Information

Pricing information is as follows:
Adults €30
Juveniles €5 (only available in Cusack and Davin Stands)
Terrace – €20
Student/Senior Concession: €10 rebate on Cusack and Davin Stand tickets only

Club Pass:
​€10 Per Adult

Group Pass:
€3 per juvenile (16 or under),
1 adult free for every 10 juveniles
Additional adults at stand face value​

Team News

CORK (SF v Mayo): Ken O’Halloran; James Loughrey, Eoin Cadogan, Noel Galvin; Michael Shields, Thomas Clancy, Brian O’Driscoll; Ian Maguire, Aidan Walsh; Paul Kerrigan, Mark Collins, Colm O’Driscoll; Colm O’Neill, Brian Hurley, Donal Óg Hodnett

MAYO (SF v Cork): Robert Hennelly; Chris Barrett, Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins; Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Donal Vaughan; Barry Moran, Seamus O’Shea; Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Jason Doherty; Cillian O’Connor, Andy Moran, Alan Dillon

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Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Provincial League Round 4

The M. Donnelly GAA Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Provincial League Round 4 will take place on Saturday August 9th from 10:30am to 1:30pm in the Athlone Institute of Technology

Fixtures – Saturday August 9th

Round 1 Ulster v Leinster 10.30am
Round 2 Munster v Connacht 11.00am
Round 3 Connacht v Ulster 11.35am
Round 4 Munster v Leinster 12.05pm
Round 5 Munster v Ulster 12.40pm
Round 6 Connacht v Leinster 1.10pm

Film – It’s not for the faint hearted

Some quick facts about Wheelchair Hurling
Q1 – What is Wheelchair Hurling?
Answer – Ground hurling, played by Wheelchair users.

Q2 – How old is the sport?
Answer – Wheelchair hurling was ‘invented’ in 1998 in a Dublin Special Needs school, by school Principal, Tim Maher.

Q3 – How many players are involved?
Answer – Teams are 6 a side, made up of: 2 Forwards, 1 Midfielder, 2 Backs and 1 Goal keeper.

Q4 – Does the game have zones?
Answer – Yes, there are three zones.
1. Attackers and Defenders must stay in their appropriate zones.
2. Midfielders can travel in both the attacking and defensive zones.
3. The Goal keepers are the only players allowed in the goal keeping zones.

Contact Details

For more information about Wheelchair hurling, contact Tony Watene (01) 8363222 or inclusion@gaa.ie

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter-Final – Cork 2-21 Offaly 1-15

Cork defeated Offaly by 2-21 to 1-15 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter-Final on Saturday August 9th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship Final – Cork 2-18 Wexford 2-12

Cork defeated Wexford by 2-18 to 2-12 in the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Saturday August 9th at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.

Slow start but Rebels ultimately too strong for Wexford in intermediate decider

Cork 2-18 Wexford 2-12

Report from thescore.ie

A TERRIBLE START proved no impediment to Cork as they proved much too strong for Wexford and moved to the top of the All-Ireland intermediate hurling championship roll of honour with their eighth title.

Jim Berry’s shot from distance appeared to get the slightest touch from fellow former senior, Red Barry for a Wexford goal after 10 seconds but Liam Doyle’s men never built on that initial boost. Cork settled well despite playing into a strong wind, with their runners causing problems for the Wexford defence.

Peter O’Brien scored 13 points as Cork came from behind to beat Galway in the semi-final and he slotted five points from frees to keep them in touch, leaving them trailing by just one at the break 1-7 to 0-9.

That never looked a sufficient advantage given the strength of the elements and Cork had four points in as many minutes to move ahead. Michael O’Sullivan struck for a goal in the 38th minute to put six between the sides and though Wexford responded with an excellent score by Peter Murphy and another by Tommy Dwyer, David Drake blasted Cork’s second goal after good work by Anthony Spillane to put the issue beyond doubt.

Wexford did capitalise on some self-indulgence by Cork and a goal from substitute Nicky Kirwan, seven minutes from time reduced the margin to four. Cork responded with points from Colm Casey, Drake and Barry Lawton however, to confirm their superiority.

Scorers for Cork: Peter O’Brien 0-8(5fs), Colm Casey 0-4, Michael O’Sullivan & David Drake 1-1 each, Barry Lawton 0-2, John Cronin & Anthony Spillane 0-1 each

Scorers for Wexford: Nicky Kirwan 1-2, Tommy Dwyer(2fs) & Emmet Kent(3fs) 0-3 each, Red Barry 1-0, Peter Murphy 0-2, Benny Jordan, Jim Berry 0-1 each

1 Richie Cunningham (Youghal)
2 John Callaghan (Inniscarra)
3 Alan Dennehy (Charleville)
4 Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy)
5 Colm Barry (Castlelyons)
6 Tadhg Healy (Buttevant)
7 Michael Walsh (Kildorrery)
8 Nicky Kelly (Mayfield)
9 John Cronin (Lisgoold)
10 Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
11 Peter O’Brien (Kildorrery)
12 Michael O’Sullivan (Tracton)
13 Colm Casey (Inniscarra)
14 David Drake (Carrigaline)
15 Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons)
23 Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr) for Walsh (41)
21 Mark Sugrue (Bandon) for Anthony Spillane (60)
22 Ronan Crowley (Bandon) for Drake (60)

1 Niall Breen (Tara Rocks)
2 Brendan Mulligan (Faythe Harriers)
3 James Breen (Adamstown)
4 Barry Kehoe (Oulart-The Ballagh)
5 Pat Naughter (Ballygarrett)
6 Michael Jacob (Oulart-The Ballagh)
7 Mark Maloney (St Martin’s)
8 Bob Jacob (Shamrocks)
9 Tommy O’Dwyer (Ferns St Aidan’s)
10 Benny Jordan (Ferns St Aidan’s)
11 Jim Berry (Faythe Harriers)
12 Peter Murphy (Oulart-The Ballagh)
13 Emmet Kent
14 Red Barry (St Anne’s)
15 Jamie Reck (Oylegate-Glenbrien)
21 Gary Dolan (Askamore) for Murphy temp (21-22)
20 Aidan Rochford (St Anne’s) for Naughter (38)
21 Dolan for Bob Jacob (38)
22 Tomás O’Leary (Buffers Alley) for Kent (43)
24 Nicky Kirwan (Oulart-The Ballagh) for Reck (43)

Referee: Alan Kelly (Galway)

Team News

The Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Wexford in the All-Ireland Final tomorrow at 3pm in Nolan Park 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. Michael Walsh (Kildorrery
8. Nicky Kelly (Mayfield)
9. John Cronin (Lisgoold)
10. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
11. Peter O’Brien (Kildorrery)
12. Michael O’Sullivan (Tracton)
13. Colm Casey (Inniscarra)
14. David Drake (Carrigaline)
15. Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons)

16. James Mc Sweeney (Bandon)
17. John Grace (Youghal)
18. Tomás Lawrence (Brian Dillons)
19. John Sheehan (Argideen Rangers)
20. Paudie Butler (Argideen Rangers)
21. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)
22. Ronan Crowley (Bandon)
23. Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr)
24. Adrian Mannix (Kilworth)

Liam Hayes and his selectors have made just one change to the team ahead of the All-Ireland Final, with Cork U21 Anthony Spillane replacing the suspended Cormac Murphy.

The Wexford Intermediate team for tomorrow’s All Ireland Final against Cork in Nowlan Park Kilkenny at 3pm has been named. Wexford_GAA

Prices for Nowlan Park are as follows Gen Adm €15.00 , Student /Snr Cit €10.00 , Juv: free​.

1 Niall Breen Tara Rocks

2 Brendan Mulligan Faythe Harriers

3 James Breen Adamstown

4 Barry Kehoe Oulart-The Ballagh

5 Patrick Naughter Ballygarrett

6 Michael Jacob Oulart-The Ballagh

7 Mark Maloney St Martin’s

8 Bob Jacob Shamrocks

9 Tommy Dwyer Ferns St Aidan’s

10 Benny Jordan Ferns St Aidan’s

11 Jim Berry Faythe Harriers

12 Peter Murphy Oulart-The Ballagh

13 Emmet Kent Clongeen

14 Redmond Barry St. Anne’s

15 Jamie Reck Oylgate-Glenbrien

16 Peter O Brien Blackwater

17 Alan Nolan Taghmon-Camross

18 Edward Redmond Ballygarrett

19 Kevin Walsh St Anne’s

20 Aidan Rockford St Anne’s

21 Garry Doran Askamore

22 Tomas O Leary Buffers Alley

23 Michael O Hanlon Horeswood

24 Nicky Kirwan Oulart-The Ballagh

Extended Panel: Ml Lillis, Lar McDonald, Joey Lawlor, Sean Wildes
Manager: Larry Doyle Ballygarrett
Selectors: Thos Ryan St Anne’s, Denis Nolan Taghmon-Camross, Robbie Jacob Shamrocks
Trainer: Dave Guiney Rathnure

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter-Final – Galway 2-10 Clare 0-14

Galway defeated Clare by 2-10 to 0-14 after extra time in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter-Final on Saturday August 9th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Kilkenny 1-23 Waterford 1-14

Kilkenny defeated Waterford by 1-23 to 1-14 after extra time in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 10th at Croke Park.

MHC Semi-Final: Kilkenny through to final

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Kilkenny 1-23 Waterford 1-14 (AET)

Report from GAA.ie

Kilkenny are through to the All-Ireland Minor final for the first time since 2010 after an extra-time defeat of Waterford at Croke Park on Sunday.
After the sides finished level at the end of normal time, Kilkenny having forced extra-time thanks to a late Alan Murphy 65, substitute John Walsh scored the decisive goal for the Cats in the second half of extra-time.

Murphy chipped in with a superb haul from placed balls for Pat Hoban’s charges, who lost to Waterford by two points at the same stage last year.
Kilkenny were 0-9 to 0-4 ahead after 24 minutes despite hitting several poor wides in the opening stages.

Waterford struggled against the strong breeze, but their midfielder Andy Molumby registered two excellent scores from play, before Shane Ryan and Colm Roche had the gap down to three with two quick-fire scores.

Murphy rounded off the first half scoring with a free, his fourth of the game, and Kilkenny had a four-point lead, 0-10 to 0-6, at the break, but Hoban’s charges probably would have hoped for more having dominated the game with the elements behind them.

Waterford started the second half with a bang when Shane Bennett cut through the Kilkenny defence and slammed a shot to the back of the net. Kilkenny had a goal chance of their own three minutes later, but Murphy sent a glorious chance wide.

When Cormac Curran put Waterford ahead in the 58th minute, it looked like an even more costly miss. However, when Walsh’s late shot was well saved by Waterford goalkeeper Billy Nolan, Murphy pointed the resultant 65 to send the game to extra-time.

Blanchfield opened the scoring in the first period of extra-time with a glorious point, before Murphy added two more scores from placed balls as the Cats led by 0-19 to 1-14 at the break.

Four minutes into the second period of extra-time, Mullinivat man Walsh caught a high ball into the full-forward line, ran straight at the Waterford goal and kicked the sliotar home.

Kilkenny totally dominated the closing stages, with Murphy and Blanchfield, in particular, adding to their personal hauls, and the Cats ran out nine-point winners.
Scorers for Kilkenny: A Murphy 0-11 (0-3 65, 0-7 f), J Walsh 1-1, L Blanchfield 0-5, S Morrissey 0-2, R Corcoran 0-2, C Browne 0-1, B Ryan 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran 0-6 (0-5f), S Bennett 1-0, A Molumby 0-3, C Curran 0-2, S Ryan 0-1, C Roche 0-1, E Meaney 0-1.

KILKENNY: Darren Brennan; Tommy Walsh, Conor Delaney, Cathal McGrath; Pat Lyng, Jason Cleere, Darragh Joyce; Conor Browne, Luke Scanlon; Seán Morrissey, Ross Butler, Billy Ryan; Alan Murphy, Liam Blanchfield, Ronan Corcoran
Subs: John Walsh for B Ryan (37), Eoin Kenny for R Butler (40), Andrew Gaffney for C Browne (56), Billy Ryan for A Gaffney (68), Conor Browne for R Corcoran (76).

WATERFORD: Billy Nolan, David Prendergast, Eddie Hayden, Michael Cronin; Conor Prunty, Conor Gleeson, Jack Mullaney; Darragh Lyins, Andy Molumpy; Shane Bennett, Colm Roche, Cormac Curran; Peter Hogan, Patrick Curran, Shane Ryan
Subs: Eddie Meaney for S Ryan (38), Shane Murray for J Mullaney (49), Shane Ryan for C Roche (73), Aaron O’Sullivan for P Hogan (74)

Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow)
Report: Brian Murphy

Team News

Waterford Minor Hurling Team to play Kilkenny in the All Ireland Minor Hurling Semi Final on Sunday has been named following training tonight.

1. Billy Nolan Roanmore
2. David Prendergast Lismore
3. Eddie Hayden Ballygunner
4. Michael Cronin Ardmore
5. Conor Prunty Abbeyside
6. Conor Gleeson Fourmilewater
7. Jack Mullaney Stradbally
8. Darragh Lyons Dungarvan
9. Andy Molumby Cappoquin
10. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart
11. Colm Roche Shamrocks
12. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers
13. Peter Hogan Ballygunner
14. Patrick Curran Dungarvan
15. Shane Ryan (Capt.) De Le Salle

All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-21 Sligo 0-10

Kerry defeated Sligo by 2-21 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 9th at Cusack Park Ennis.

Kingdom find second wind and seal final slot

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 2-21 Sligo 0-10

In the end, it was routine for Kerry as their quest for a 16th All-Ireland JFC title took them above and beyond Sligo at Cusack Park in Ennis on Saturday. At half-time, however, it looked as if the Munster champions would face a real arm-wrestle to progress to the final against Cavan in a fortnight as Sligo reeled off five unanswered points to go in level at 0-8 points each.

The Kingdom’s response was emphatic, though. By the time Sligo would get their ninth point, from midfielder Ray Connolly in the 47th minute, Kerry had added 1-7 to their score after an incredible start to the second half. From there, the outcome was inevitable and the closing stages were a procession.

Kerry manager Stephen Wallace believed it was a good test for his team for long periods, despite the imbalance on the scoreboard at the end. “We went in at the break eight-all and were very worried in the dressing room. There were a few strong words and the players came out, as they’ve always done, and produced it. “It was the first test of the team, bar a 10 or 12 minute spell against Cork. They had to stand up, they did and that’ll stand to them.”

Wallace wasn’t exaggerating when he highlighted the worries, for Sligo had really taken hold of the game from the 25th minute, eradicating an 0-8 to 0-3 deficit in the five minutes plus injury time. Centre-forward Barry O’Mahony was the chief architect of the fight-back, along with Cathal Brennan and Mark McGoldrick inside, as Kerry’s incisive thrust disappeared. Up until then, they had looked far superior, with Gavan O’Grady to the fore as they built the lead.

The strong words referenced by the manager had the desired effect though as Kerry reasserted themselves upon the resumption. Ciarán Keating’s point got the momentum going and then O’Grady – who would finish with nine points – added two more while only a fine Chris McGlynn save denied Brian Crowley.

Andrew Garnett and Brendan O’Sullivan had restored their midfield dominance while wing-back Greg Gibson and impressive subs, Dara Roche and Alan O’Donoghue, got in on the scoring act too before Keating added another. That left eight between them and then O’Donoghue’s good work ended with Roche netting to put the game to bed.

Connolly ended Sligo’s drought after that – incidentally, their first wide wouldn’t come until the 50th minute, followed immediately by their second – but Kerry were in the groove by now, with the auditions for final places ensuring there was no let-up. O’Grady continued his near-flawless shooting while Roche, who had come on for injured captain Thomas Hickey in the 12th minute, did much to advance his claims, finishing with 1-3. Edmund Walsh also came off the bench to remind the management what he is capable of and late on, centre-back Denis Daly capped his energetic performance with a brilliant run from deep, ending with the second goal.

Scorers for Kerry: G O’Grady 0-9 (two frees), D Roche 1-3, C Keating 0-3, D Daly 1-0, G Gibson, T Hickey, E Walsh, A O’Donoghue, S Murphy (one ‘45’), J O’Donoghue 0-1 each.

Scorers for Sligo: M McGoldrick 0-3 (0-2f), B O’Mahony, C Brennan, R Connolly 0-2 each, D Cummins 0-1.

KERRY: S Murphy (Kilcummin); F Clifford (Waterville), K O’Dwyer (do.), D Wrenn (Tarbert); G Gibson (Waterville), D Daly (St Mary’s), G Crowley (Templenoe); A Garnett (Spa), B O’Sullivan (Valentia); P O’Connor (Cordal), C Keating (Skellig Rangers), B Crowley (Templenoe); G O’Grady (Glenbeigh/Glencar), P Kennelly (Ballydonoghue), T Hickey (Desmonds).
Subs: D Roche (Glenflesk) for Hickey (12, inj); E Walsh (Knocknagoshel) for Kennelly (h/t); A O’Donoghue (John Mitchels) for B Crowley (35); S Moloney (John Mitchels) for Gibson (46); P Ó Sé (Gaeltacht) for Garnett (56); J O’Donoghue (Glenflesk) for Keating (56).

SLIGO: C McGlynn (Coolera/Strandhill); L Bree (St Vincent’s), B McGarry (St Mary’s), R Reid (Eastern Harps); J Kelly (Tubbercurry), D O’Connor (St Mary’s), C Surlis (Tubbercurry); R Connolly (Coolaney/Mullinabreena), D O’Boyle (Calry/St Joseph’s); C Burns (St Molaise Gaels), B O’Mahony (Coolera/Strandhill), C Davey (Coolaney/Mullinabreena); C Brennan (Curry), C Egan (St Mary’s), M McGoldrick (St Mary’s).
Subs: S Curley (Castleconnor) for Brennan (ht), G Feeney (Drumcliffe/Rosses Pt) for Reid (45), E McDonagh (Coolaney/Mullinabreena) for McGlynn (45), O Fox (St John’s) for O’Boyle (50), D Quinn (Shamrock Gaels) for Curley (57), D Cummins (Calry St Joseph’s) for Kelly (57).

Referee: F Barry (Kildare)

Kerry Junior Team Qualify for All Ireland Final

Report from the Kerry GAA web site

Kerry 2-20 Sligo 0-10

Kerry qualified for Junior All Ireland final thanks to an emphatic second half display against Sligo in Ennis on Saturday. With Gavan O’Grady to the fore, Kerry got the better start and led by 5 points to 2 after 15 minutes despite the loss of the injured Thomas Hickey, who had opened the scoring, through injury.

With Andrew Garnett in good form around the middle ,Kerry and O’Grady in particular, continued to force the pace and led by 8 points to 3 with 22 minutes gone. Sligo finished strongly however and points from the likes of Cathal Brennan and Barry O’Mahony had the sides on level terms, 0-8 each, at the interval.

Kerry restarted in determined mood and quickly put the game out of Sligo’s reach when scoring 1-7 without reply during the third quarter – Glenflesk sub Dara Roche getting the goal. Gavan O’Grady (2), Roche and Jeff O’Donoghue added further points before Denis Daly sealed the issue with a fine goal as the game drew to a close.

So Kerry now await the winners of the second semi final between Cavan and Scotland which takes place later on Saturday evening.


Kerry; Gavan O’Grady 0-9 (3fr), Dara Roche 1-3, Ciaran Keating 0-3, Denis Daly 1-0, Shane Murphy (45), Thomas Hickey, Greg Gibson, Alan O’Donoghue, Jeff O’Donoghue, and Edmund Walsh 0-1 each

Team News

KERRY (JF v Sligo): S Murphy (Kilcummin); F Clifford (Waterville), K O’Dwyer (do.), D Wrenn (Tarbert); G Gibson (Waterville), D Daly (St Mary’s), G Crowley (Templenoe); A Garnett (Spa), B O’Sullivan (Valentia); P O’Connor (Cordal), C Keating (Skellig Rangers), B Crowley (Templenoe); G O’Grady (Glenbeigh/Glencar), P Kennelly (Ballydonoghue), T Hickey (Castleisland Desmonds). Subs: S Óg Ó Ciardubháin (Cordal), A O’Donoghue (John Mitchels), S Lynch (Spa), M Brennan (Churchill), S Moloney (John Mitchels), E Walsh (Knocknagoshel), D Roche (Glenflesk), J O’Donoghue (Glenflesk), P Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht).