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.

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).

Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Quarter Final – Kerry 3-9 Wicklow 0-7

Kerry defeated Wicklow by 3-9 to 0-7 in the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 9th at Arklow.

Kerry do the damage early

By Mark Kennedy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 3-9 Wicklow 0-7

All-Ireland MBHC quarter-final

A dominant first half display laid the foundations for the Kerry minor hurlers to carve out an 11-point win over Wicklow at Arklow on Saturday. Played in heavy rain, Kerry got off to a dream start with a goal inside 10 seconds of the throw-in, midfielder Jack Goulding seeing his shot deceive the home defence and goalie Cormac Geraghty to sneak to the net at the right hand post.

But their eagle-eyed wing-forward was the real star, as he put Wicklow to the sword with seven smashing points, six from frees. Wicklow were not at the races in the first half, as the Kingdom dominated the exchanges, to lead 1-8 to 0-4.

The home side, also beaten by Kerry last year by a five-point margin, did up their game in the second half. However, while putting their opponents under pressure, they just could not manufacture the goal they badly needed, restricted instead to two points from frees by Enda Donoghue, a point from a free by Cian Doyle and four wides.

Kerry killed off the game in the last 10 minutes with goals by wing-forward Aaron Murphy and Jordan Brick, Brick’s shot from a tight angle on the end line deflected to the net by a Wicklow defender and goalie. In the other quarter-finals, Westmeath accounted for Armagh 5-14 to 1-10 at the Athletic Grounds while Roscommon needed all their guile to pip Donegal 2-25 to 2-22 in Athleague. Meath had beaten Kildare 0-14 to 2-7 on Thursday night.

Scorers for Kerry: J Buckley (0-7, 6fs), J Goulding, A Murphy, J Brick (1-0 each), B Lyons, F O’Sullivan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Wicklow: E Donoghue (0-4, 2f), P Doyle, T Mellon, C Doyle (0-1 each).

KERRY: S Murphy; A O’Mahony, M Leane, S O’Sullivan; B Lyons, R Collins, M Lynch; D O’Carroll, J Goulding; A Murphy, D Shanahan, J Buckley; T McElligott, F O’Sullivan, F Mackessy.
Subs: J Brick for McElligott, J Conway for Shanahan, D Ryan for Goulding, J Lenihan for O’Carroll, C Doncel for F O’Sullivan.

WICKLOW: C Geraghty; C Moorehouse, S Cruise, A Kinsella; C McCrea, P Conroy, M Gilbert; A Kavanagh, E McCormack; C Doyle, P Doyle, E Donoghue; S Germaine, T Mellon, B Moorehouse.
Subs: S Moloney for McCrea, P O’Brien for Germaine, G O’Brien for B Moorehouse.

Referee: S Cleere, Kilkenny