Elecric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final – Kilkenny 2-17 Limerick 0-19

Kilkenny defeated Limerick by 2-17 to 0-19 in the Elecric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday September 7th at Croke Park.

Minor Final: Walsh shines as Cats deliver again

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final: Kilkenny 2-17 Limerick 0-19

Report from GAA.ie

Kilkenny secured their 21st All-Ireland minor title and their first since 2010 with a deserved win over Limerick at Croke Park on Sunday.
John Walsh, who was brought into the side following his match-winning goal in the semi-final against Waterford, hit a remarkable 2-5 from play for the Cats, who completed a remarkable turnaround having lost their Leinster Championship opener against Dublin by 2-8 to 0-3 back in April.
Kilkenny were 0-12 to 0-10 ahead at the break after playing with the strong breeze, and two Walsh goals, in the 40th and 52nd minutes, as well as a superb defensive performance, kept a talented Limerick side seeking a first title in the grade since 1984 at bay in the second half.
Limerick were favourites going into the game, but appeared to struggle with the occasion and were nervous in the first-half in particular. Brian Ryan’s charges also missed two excellent goal chances, while Walsh dispatched the two opportunities that came his way clinically.

Kilkenny played with a strong breeze at their backs in the first half and were 0-6 to 0-3 ahead after 16 minutes, with corner forward Walsh and Ronan Morrissey grabbing a brace apiece from play in that spell. Limerick were nervous early on, but they found their feet and hit three scores without reply to draw level within three minutes, Tom Morrissey, Barry Nash and the excellent Cian Lynch all firing over scores from play.

Alan Murphy’s accurate free-taking was a feature of the first-half and the Glenmore man used the breeze to land a huge effort from well inside his own half to nudge the Cats back into a two-point lead. Morrissey, however, was causing difficulties for the Kilkenny defence and his skill and ingenuity created an opening for Conor Fitzgerald on 25 minutes, but the sub dragged a ground stroke just wide of the post.
Barry Nash pulled Limerick level again and then Ronan Lynch, who was relatively quiet in an attacking role in the first half, had the Shannonsiders ahead with his third score of the half.

Such was the strength of the breeze, Kilkenny needed to go in with some sort of lead at the break, and Walsh stepped up in added time to fire over two more scores, bringing his tally to five in the first half and giving his side a 0-12 to 0-10 lead at the break.
Liam Blanchfield and Alan Murphy added to Kilkenny’s lead immediately after the break before Cian Lynch and Ronan Lynch hit back for Limerick.
Peter Casey then had a superb shot saved by Kilkenny goalkeeper Darren Brennan before the Cats scored the first goal of the game two minutes later, Walsh jinking his way through the Limerick defence and kicking home a fine goal.

Limerick hit back again and appeared to be the stronger side at the start of the final quarter, but Walsh struck once again in the 52nd minute, this time firing a fine shot past Limerick goalkeeper Eoghan McNamara to give his side a 2-17 to 0-17 lead. Limerick went in search of goals in the closing stages, but Kilkenny hung on doggedly and Pat Hoban’s side secured a surprise but well-deserved victory.
Scorers for Kilkenny: John Walsh 2-5, Alan Murphy 0-6 (0-6f), Ronan Corcoran 0-3, Liam Blanchfield 0-2, Luke Scanlon 0-1.

Scorers for Limerick: Ronan Lynch 0-9 (0-7f, 0-1 65), Cian Lynch 0-3, Tom Morrissey 0-2, Barry Nash 0-2, Séamus Flanagan 0-2, Barry Murphy 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, Ronan Corcoran; Alan Murphy, Liam Blanchfield, John Walsh. Subs: Billy Ryan for Ross Butler (HT), Eoin Kenny for Conor Browne (38), Andrew Gaffney for Ronan Corcoran (59).

LIMERICK: Eoghan McNamara; Seán Finn, Paddy O’Loughlin, Lorcan Lyons; Colin Ryan, Andrew La Touch-Cosgrave, Conor Byrnes; Robbie Hanley, Thomas Grimes; Séamus Flanagan, Barry Nash, Cian Lynch; Peter Casey, Tom Morrissey, Ronan Lynch. Subs: Conor Fitzgerald for Conor Byrnes (16), Ed Doyle for Conor Fitzgerald (HT), Jamie Porter for Lorcan Lyons (HT), Barry Murphy for Thomas Grimes (54).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Report: Brian Murphy

Team News

LIMERICK: Eoghan McNamara (Doon); Sean Finn (Bruff), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen); Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Conor Byrnes (Murroe-Boher); Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock); Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Barry Nash (South Liberties), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon); Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh). Subs: Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), Edward Doyle (Monaleen), Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun), Jamie Porter (Monaleen), Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), Barry Murphy (Doon), Brian Ryan (South Liberties), Conor McSweeney (South Liberties), Dylan Dawson (Blackrock),

1. Darren Brennan (St Lachtain’s)
2. Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan)
3. Conor Delaney (Erin’s Own)
4. Cathal McGrath (John Locke’s)
5. Pat Lyng (Rower-Instioge)
6. Jason Cleere (Bennetsbridge)
7. Darragh Joyce (capt, Rower-Instioge)
8. Conor Browne (James Stephens)
9. Luke Scanlon (James Stephens)
10. Sean Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)
11. Ross Butler (O’Loughlin Gaels)
12. Ronan Corcoran (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
13. Alan Murphy (Glenmore)
14. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)
15. John Walsh (Mullinavat)
16. Shane Murphy (Glenmore)
17. Conor Doheny (Dicksboro)
18. Billy Ryan (Graigue Ballycallan)
19. Donnacha O’Connor (Tullogher Rosbercon)
20. Liam Hennessy (Glenmore)
21. Richie Leahy (O’Loughlin Gaels)
22. Eoin Kenny (Slieverue)
23. Andrew Gaffney (Dicksboro)
24. Robbie Donnelly (Thomastown)

Match Officials

Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Final
Cill Chainnigh v Luimneach
Páirc an Chrócaigh, 13.15
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tiobraid Árann)
Stand By: John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)
Linesman: Eamonn Hassan (Doire)
Sideline: James Clarke (An Cabhán)
Umpires: David Heelan, Alan Horgan, Paul Ryan and John Hadnett

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final – Kilkenny 3-22 Tipperary 1-28

Kilkenny and Tipperary finished level after an exciting game in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday September 7th at Croke Park.

All-Ireland SHC: Incredibly, a draw once again


Report from GAA.ie

After 43 years without a replay, the 2012 and 2013 finals finished level, and at the end of an incredible final on Sunday, the scarcely credible scenario of a third replay in a row is now before us.

Incredibly, the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final has finished level for the third year in a row as Kilkenny and Tipperary played out a remarkable draw at Croke Park on Sunday. The replay will take place at Croke Park on Saturday, September 27.

After 43 years without a replay, the 2012 and 2013 finals finished level, resulting in replay wins for Kilkenny and Clare, and at the end of an incredible final on Sunday, the scarcely credible scenario of a third replay in a row is now before us.
It’s almost impossible to summarise what happened in Sunday’s final, so varied was the drama, so numerous the incident. Here’s an attempt anyway. In an incredibly high-scoring game – four goals and 50 points scored – Tipperary looked like they had snatched it at the end when their fans celebrated in ecstasy after John O’Dywer landed a huge free from well inside his own half.
However, referee Barry Kelly asked for HawkEye’s verdict and the shot was wide according to the score detection system. There was barely any time left and so it was a draw.
Kilkenny had looked set for victory as they led by four points with five minutes to go, but Tipperary finished the game brilliantly and points from Paddy Stapleton, Jason Forde and two from O’Dywer had them level heading towards injury-time.
O’Dywer looked like he had sealed the most incredible finish for Tipp with his late free, but after the initial joy of their fans erupted, the cold reality set in when a miss was announced on the big screen.

The game to that point had been gripping. Kilkenny had taken their goal chances – TJ Reid and Richie Power finding the net in the second half, with Power also scoring in the first – while Tipperary couldn’t take theirs. They missed penalties in either half through Séamus Callanan and O’Dywer, and also missed other goal chances, often going for green flags when white ones were on.
Tipp had led by two at the break but the goals gave Kilkenny supremacy for much of the second half, and with Richie Hogan giving a brilliant point-scoring display in the second half for Kilkenny, the Cats looked to be heading for victory until the end.

However, inspired by Callanan, Lar Corbett and O’Dywer, Tipperary hung in there and secured the draw.
An enthralling first half ended with just two points separating the teams, Tipperary leading 1-13 to 1-11. However, their lead probably should have been more given the position they held on 22 minutes when Callanan stood over a penalty.
Leading by five points following a goal a minute earlier from Patrick Maher, Callanan went for the jugular and struck for goal, but his effort was blocked on the line and Kilkenny got it away.
It was a decisive moment as just five minutes later, Kilkenny trailed by a single point following a goal from Power and points from Hogan and Michael Fennelly.
The sides were level at 0-6 apiece at the end of the first quarter, with John O’Dwyer and James Woodlock firing over superb scores for Tipperary, and Kilkenny finding their range early on through Eoin Larkin and Reid.
Tipperary enjoyed a dominant spell at the start of the second quarter, and points from Callanan and McGrath were followed by Maher’s brilliant goal, scored when the Lorrha-Dorrha man caught the ball directly from a Darren Gleeson puck-out, surged in on goal and forced it past Eoin Murphy, who probably should have saved what was a weak enough shot.

Maher then won the penalty in a similar move which Callanan missed, but Corbett extended the Tipp lead to six soon afterwards with a fine score. However, then came Power’s goal. The Carrickshock man showed fine composure to retain possession and poke it past Gleeson, after an excellent assist from Reid.
That made it 1-9 to 1-7 and Fennelly’s point left just one between them 10 minutes from the break. The two sides shared the remainder of the points before the interval and Callanan completed the first-half scoring with a free in injury-time to leave Tipperary two clear.
Kilkenny surged into the lead at the start of the second half when Reid cracked in a wonderful individual goal, turning sharply and finishing high to the roof of the net.
The second half then turned into a point-scoring fest, with the sides replying to each other seemingly score for score. Tipperary responded to the Kilkenny goal with points from Shane McGrath and Noel McGrath, Noel’s point levelling the sides for the eighth time.
Tipp were pushing for goals, no-one more so than Larry Corbett, and the enigmatic Thurles man almost found the net on 41 minutes, cracking a brilliant shot off the post.
Then on 49 minutes, Kilkenny found the net at the other end through Power for his second and his side’s third. He finished well after being set up by Michael Fennelly, and that put Kilkenny 3-16 to 1-18 ahead.
The points kept being amassed thereafter by both sides, but with Richie Hogan in strikingly impressive form for Kilkenny, finishing with 0-6 from play, it looked as though the Cats had just too much for their opponents. Tipp were hanging in there though, with Hogan’s main competitor for Hurler of the Year Séamus Callanan matching his point-scoring exploits.
On 60 minutes, Tipperary had a great chance to get back into the game when Corbett won a penalty for his side, storming through on goal before being fouled by Jackie Tyrrell. O’Dywer took it this time, Callanan having missed the first, but the result was the same, the sliotar being blocked on the line by Kilkenny and cleared.

Kilkenny led 3-21 to 1-24 after Hogan and Callanan traded scores again but even the entrance of Henry Shefflin on 66 minutes couldn’t halt Tipperary’s comeback, the Premier County showing tremendous resilience to stay with Kilkenny on the scoreboard when the game looked lost.
Corner back Stapleton got a crucial score in the revival, but John O’Dywer was the main man, the Killenaule youngster firing the key scores to level the sides up after 68 minutes.
It seemed that he had won it as the clock ticked on 72 minutes, the solitary minute of injury time having elapsed, but when HawkEye ruled that his free had actually gone wide, a great sigh – relief for Kilkenny fans, pain for Tipperary fans – rang out across Croke Park. There was no winner.
They meet again in three weeks’ time.

Puckouts: 31-30
Puckouts Won: 14-18
Puckouts Won %: 45%-60%
Shots: 39-34
Scores: 29-25
Shot Efficiency: 74%-74%
Successful Hook/Black/Tackle: 9-11

Scorers for Kilkenny: TJ Reid 1-8 (6f), R Power 2-1, R Hogan 0-6, E Larkin 0-2, C Fennelly 0-1, M Fennelly 0-1, C Fogarty 0-1, W Walsh 0-1, B Hogan 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: S Callanan 0-7 (2f), J O’Dywer 0-7 (2f), Patrick Maher 1-1, N McGrath 0-4, L Corbett 0-2, S McGrath 0-2, J Woodlock 0-1, G Ryan 0-1, M Cahill 0-1, P Stapleton 0-1, J Forde 0-1.

KILKENNY: Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, JJ Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell; Joey Holden, Brian Hogan, Cillian Buckley; Richie Hogan, Conor Fogarty; Michael Fennelly, Colin Fennelly, TJ Reid; Walter Walsh, Richie Power, Eoin Larkin. Subs: A Fogarty for W Walsh (49), Padraig Walsh for J Holden (61), Henry Shefflin for C Fennelly (67), John Power for R Hogan (71).

TIPPERARY: Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, Pádraic Maher, Paddy Stapleton; Brendan Maher, James Barry, Kieran Bergin; Shane McGrath, James Woodlock; Gearóid Ryan, Patrick Maher, John O’Dywer; Noel McGrath, Séamus Callanan, Larry Corbett. Subs: Michael Cahill for G Ryan (50), Eoin Kelly for J Woodlock (64), Jason Forde for S McGrath (67), John O’Brien for Callanan (71).

Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

Attendance: 82,179


Report: Arthur Sullivan

Team News

The Tipperary Senior Hurling team to play Kilkenny in Sunday’s All Ireland Senior Hurling Final in Croke Park at 3.30pm has been named. There is no change to the team that started against Cork in the All Ireland semi-final.

The following 5 players will play in their first senior All Ireland Hurling Final.

Darren Gleeson
Cathal Barrett
James Barry
Kieran Bergin
John O Dwyer

Tipperary (SH team v Kilkenny) – Darren Gleeson (Portroe); Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh); Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh – Captain), James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane), Kieran Bergin (Killenaule); Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch), James Woodlock (Drom & Inch); Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha), John O’Dwyer (Killenaule), Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields)

KILKENNY (SH v Tipperary): Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, JJ Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell; Joey Holden, Brian Hogan, Cillian Buckley; Richie Hogan, Conor Fogarty; Michael Fennelly, Colin Fennelly, TJ Reid; Walter Walsh, Richie Power, Eoin Larkin

Match Officials

Sunday, September 7
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final
Cill Chainnigh v Tiobraid Árann
Páirc an Chrócaigh, 15.30
Referee: Barry Kelly (An Iarmhí)
Stand By: Brian Gavin (Uíbh Fhailí)
Linesman: Colm Lyons (Corcaigh)
Sideline: Cathal McAllister (Corcaigh)
Umpires: Michael Coyle, Seamus O’Brien, Paddy Walsh and Paul Reville.

Check out the Tipperary GAA Press Pack released for this game


It’s hurling’s biggest day and it’s coming your way next Sunday when Croke Park hosts the GAA All-Ireland senior and minor finals.
It’s Kilkenny v Limerick in the minor decider at 1.15, followed at 3.30 by the clash of Kilkenny and Tipperary in what promises to be an epic contest. Kilkenny are bidding to win the title for the 10th time in the new Millennium, having last been successful in 2012.
Tipperary’s last All-Ireland win was in 2010. It will be the sixth successive year that the counties have clashed in the championship, with Kilkenny having won in 2009-2011-2012-2103 and Tipperary prevailing in 2010.

How they reached the All-Ireland final
Kilkenny 5-32 Offaly 1-18, Nowlan Park (Leinster quarter-final)
Kilkenny 3-22 Galway 5-16, Tullamore (Leinster semi-final)
Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17, Tullamore (Leinster semi-final replay)
Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9, Croke Park (Leinster final)
Kilkenny 2-13 Limerick 0-17, Croke Park (All-Ireland semi-final)

Kilkenny’s scorers
TJ Reid……………………..3-40 (0-28 frees, 0-4 ‘65’s)
Colin Fennelly…………..2-16
Eoin Larkin………………3-6
Richie Hogan……………1-12 (0-2 frees)
Aidan Fogarty…………..1-6
Padraig Walsh………….0-9
Mark Kelly………………2-0
Henry Shefflin…………0-6
Walter Walsh………….0-5
Michael Fennelly…….0-3
Richie Power…………..1-0
Tommy Walsh………..0-2
Lester Ryan……………0-2
John Power…………….0-1
Brian Hogan…………..0-1
Paul Murphy………….0-1

Limerick 2-18 Tipperary 2-16, Semple Stadium (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 3-25 Galway 4-13, Semple Stadium (All-Ireland qualifier)
Tipperary 5-25 Offaly 1-20, Portlaoise (All-Ireland qualifier)
Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-16, Semple Stadium (All-Ireland quarter-final)
Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11, Croke Park (All-Ireland semi-final)

Tipperary scorers
Seamus Callanan……. 7-38 (0-25 frees, 0-2 ‘65s)
John O’Dwyer……….. 2-20
Lar Corbett………….. ..2-7
Noel McGrath……… 0-10
Patrick Maher……….. 2-3
Gearoid Ryan…………1-5
James Woodlock… ..0-6
Shane McGrath………0-5
Kieran Bergin………. 0-5
Denis Maher………… 0-3
Niall O’Meara……….0-1
Eoin Kelly…………….. 0-1
Jason Forde…………..0-1
Thomas Stapleton ….0-1
Shane Bourke……….0-1

Last five Championship clashes
Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary 1-14 (2013 All-Ireland qualifiers)
Kilkenny 4-24 Tipperary 1-15 (2012 All-Ireland semi-final)
Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 1-16 (2011 All-Ireland final)
Tipperary 4-17 Kilkenny 1-18 (2010 All-Ireland final)
Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 0-23 (2009 All-Ireland final)

Previous Kilkenny-Tipperary All-Ireland finals
2011: Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 1-16
2010: Tipperary 4-17 Kilkenny 1-18
2009: Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 0-23
1991: Tipperary 1-16 Kilkenny 0-15
1971: Tipperary 5-17 Kilkenny 5-14
1967: Kilkenny 3-8 Tipperary 2-7
1964: Tipperary 5-13 Kilkenny 2-8
1950: Tipperary 1-9 Kilkenny 1-8
1945: Tipperary 5-6 Kilkenny 3-6
1937: Tipperary 3-11 Kilkenny 0-3
1922: Kilkenny 4-2 Tipperary 2-6
1916: Tipperary 5-4 Kilkenny 3-2
1913: Kilkenny 2-4 Tipperary 1-2
1911: Kilkenny 3-3 Tipperary 2-1
1909: Kilkenny 4-6 Tipperary 0-12
1898: Tipperary 7-13 Kilkenny 3-10
1895: Tipperary 6-8 Kilkenny 1-0

2012: Kilkenny 3-22 Galway 3-11 (replay)
2012: Kilkenny 0-19 Galway 2-13 (draw)
2011: Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 1-16
2010: Tipperary 4-17 Kilkenny 1-18
2009: Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 0-23
2008: Kilkenny 3-20 Waterford 1-13
2007: Kilkenny 2-19 Limerick 1-15
2006: Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 1-13
2004: Cork 0-17 Kilkenny 0-9
2003: Kilkenny 1-14 Cork 1-11
Wins 8; Defeats 2

2011: Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 1-16
2010: Tipperary 4-17 Kilkenny 1-18
2009: Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 0-23
2001: Tipperary 2-18 Galway 2-15
1997: Clare 0-20 Tipperary 2-13
1991: Tipperary 1-16 Kilkenny 0-15
1989: Tipperary 4-24 Antrim 3-9
1988: Galway 1-15 Tipperary 0-14
1989: Tipperary 4-24 Antrim 3-9
1971: Tipperary 5-17 Kilkenny 5-14
Wins 6; Defeats 4

Last Championship Clash
2013 All-Ireland Qualifiers (Phase 2)
Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary 1-14, Nowlan Park
Kilkenny: E Murphy; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; Walsh, B Hogan, K Joyce; E Larkin (0-11. 0-10 frees), L Ryan; C Fennelly (0-1), R Power (0-2), M Ruth; TJ Reid, W Walsh (0-3), R Hogan (0-3).
Subs: G Aylward for Reid; A Fogarty for Aylward; H Shefflin for Ruth.
Tipperary: B Cummins; C O’Brien, P Stapleton, M Cahill; B Maher, C O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; J Woodlock (0-1), S McGrath; Patrick Maher, N McGrath (0-1), J O’Brien (0-1); J O’Dwyer (0-3), E Kelly (0-5, 0-4 frees, 0-1 ‘65’), L Corbett(1-0).
Subs: S Callanan (0-2) for Corbett; K Bergin (0-1) for Shane McGrath; J Forde for Patrick Maher; G Ryan for John O’Brien; B O’Meara for Kelly.

Will Kilkenny extend their lead at the top of the title table or will Tipperary narrow the gap? Kilkenny are currently four clear of Cork and eight ahead of Tipperary
34: Kilkenny (1904-1905-1907-1909-1911-1912-1913-1922-1932-1933-1935-1939-1947-1957-1963-1967-1969-1972-1974-1975-1979-1982-1983-1992-1993-2000-2002-2003-2006-2007-2008-2009-2011-2012).
30: Cork (1890-1892-1893-1894-1902-1903-1919-1926-1928-1929-1931-1941-1942-1943-1944-1946-1952-1953-1954-1966-1970-1976-1977-1978-1984-1986-1990-1999-2004-2005).
26: Tipperary (1887-1895-1896-1898-1899-1900-1906-1908-1916-1925-1930-1937-1945-1949-1950-1951-1958-1961-962-1964-1965-1971-1989-1991-2001-2010)
7: Limerick (1897-1918-21-34-36-40-73).
6: Dublin (1889-1917-1920-1924-1927-1938).
6: Wexford (1910-1955-1956-1960-1968-1996)
4: Galway (1923-1980-1987-1988)
4: Offaly (1981-1985-1994-1998)
3: Clare (1914-1995-1997-2013)
2: Waterford (1948-1959)
1: Kerry (1891)
1: Laois (1915)
1: London (1901)

Group Qualifiers: April 27: London 2-17 Carlow 2-17; Antrim 0-23 Westmeath 2-11; May 4: Antrim 2-18 Carlow 1-17 Laois 1-15 Westmeath 1-9; May 11: Laois 1-22 Carlow 0-14; Antrim 1-17 London 2-7; May 18: Carlow 0-14 Westmeath 1-9; Laois 2-13 London 0-16; May 25: Antrim 0-22 Laois 0-20; Westmeath 2-12 Laois 1-12.
Quarter-finals: June 1: Wexford 5-19 Antrim 0-21; Galway 1-22 Laois 0-23; June 7: Kilkenny 5-32 Offaly 1-18, Nowlan Park.
Semi-finals: June 14: Dublin 0-22 Wexford 1-14, Wexford Park; June 22: Galway 5-16 Kilkenny 3-22, Tullamore;
June 28: Replay: Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17, Tullamore.
Final: July 6: 0-24 Dublin 1-9, Croke Park.
Quarter-final: May 25: Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21; June 8 (replay): Cork 0-28 Waterford 0-14, Thurles.
Semi-finals: June 1: Limerick 2-18 Tipperary 2-16, Thurles; June 15: Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18, Semple Stadium.
Final: July 13: Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24, Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Round 1: June 28: Waterford 2-22 Laois 1-15, Walsh Park; June 29: Offaly 2-19 Antrim 1-20, Ballycastle.
July 5: Clare 2-25 Wexford 2-25 (after extra-time), Ennis; Tipperary 3-25 Galway 4-13, Thurles.
July 12: Replay: Wexford 2-25 Clare 2-22, Wexford Park.
Round 2: July 12: Tipperary 5-25 Offaly 1-20, Portlaoise; July 19: Wexford 3-15 Waterford 2-15, Nowlan Park.
July 27: Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-16, Thurles; Limerick 4-26 Wexford 1-11, Thurles.
August 10: Kilkenny 2-13 Limerick 0-17, Croke Park.
August 17: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11, Croke Park.
September 7: Kilkenny v Tipperary, Croke Park