AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Cappoquin (Waterford) 1-14 Feakle (Clare) 0-16

Cappoquin (Waterford) defeated Feakle (Clare) by 1-14 to 0-16 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 9th at Sixmilebridge.

AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Glin (Limerick) 1-12 Inane Rovers (Tipperary) 2-8

Glin (Limerick) defeated Inane Rovers (Tipperary) by 1-12 to 2-8 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday November 9th at Newcastlewest.

AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Millstreet (Cork) 3-14 Naomh Eoin (Clare) 0-9

Millstreet (Cork) defeated Naomh Eoin (Clare) by 3-14 to 0-9 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday November 9th at Mallow.

AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Bruff (Limerick) 2-13 Lixnaw (Kerry) 2-10

Bruff (Limerick) defeated Lixnaw (Kerry) by 2-13 to 2-10 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 9th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


Bruff win tense battle to secure final spot

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Bruff (Limerick) 2-13 Lixnaw (Kerry) 2-10

Even the introduction of Paul Galvin in the second half failed to save Lixnaw as Limerick champions Bruff won this entertaining Munster Club IHC semi-final at Austin Stack Park, Tralee yesterday.

Lixnaw, despite playing with the wind in the first half, were slow from traps, and Bruff, thanks to a speculative shot from Chris Browne deceiving teenage keeper David Silles, led 1-4 to 0-3 after the opening quarter.

The Kerry champions got going in the second quarter, thanks to the efforts of John Griffin and Brendan Brosnan at midfield against Limerick senior Paul Browne.

Lixnaw added four points before the break — three Ricky Heffernan frees and a sublime effort from Griffin — to trail 1-5 to 0-7.

The introduction of Galvin appeared to revitalise Lixnaw’s second half challenge and Heffernan soon landed the equaliser. Silles then made a stunning save from Sean Finn, but Shane Bulfin converted the resulting ’65.

Then Lixnaw hit the front in the 37th minute when Heffernan set up James Flaherty for a fine goal (1-8 to 1-6). However, Bruff, sensing an upset, upped the tempo and points from Sean Finn (2), Chris Browne and Tony Burke edged them two ahead. Then came the 60 seconds which decided the tie. At one end Enda Galvin found Mike Conway who blasted the ball to the net for Lixnaw to go 2-9 to 1-10 clear. However, from the puckout, Bruff stormed downfield where Shane Finn finished to the net.

Bruff then held out in a tense finish to claim victory and book a place in the provincial decider.

Scorers for Bruff: S Bulfin 0-5 (0-2 frees, 0-1 ‘65), S Finn 1-3, C Browne 1-2, T Burke 0-2, P Browne 0-1.

Scorers for Lixnaw: R Heffernan 0-7 (0-6 frees, 0-1 ‘65), M Conway 1-1, J Flaherty 1-0, B Brosnan 0-1 free, J Griffin 0-1

BRUFF: E Finn; B Finn, C McEnery, J O’Riordan; D Madden, Cian Madden, B O’Brien; P Browne, T Burke; P O’Leary, C Madden, C Browne; S Finn, J Cooke, S Bulfin.
Subs: J Hayes for C McEnery (39), M O Hara for Colin Madden (44), G Whelan for C Browne (58).

LIXNAW: D Silles; M Corridan, T McKenna, P Corridan; R Galvin, D Shanahan, S Power; B Brosnan, J Griffin; E Galvin, R Heffernan, G Stackpoole; J Flaherty, M Conway, N Quilter.
Subs: P Galvin for R Galvin (40), J Wallace for N Quilter (48).

Referee: P Foley (Waterford)

Munster Club SHC S-F – Cratloe 1-18 Thurles Sarsfields 0-14

Cratloe (Clare) defeated Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) by 1-18 to 0-14 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 9th at Cusack Park Ennis.



Munster SHC: Cratloe through to first final

Report from GAA.ie

AIB Munster Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Cratloe (Clare) 1-18 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 0-14

Clare star Conor McGrath helped himself to eleven points as Cratloe advanced to a first-ever AIB Munster senior club hurling final. But it was Denis Maher’s red card at the very start of the game that cost Thurles Sarsfields dearly at Cusack Park in Ennis.

The Tipperary senior panelist was sent off by referee Cathal McAllister for a striking offence on Cratloe captain Liam Markham just seconds after the throw-in. And from the moment on, 2012 provincial champions Sars were facing an uphill battle in front of a partisan 4,078 attendance.

Sars did battle hard and were 0-3 to 0-2 ahead during the early exchanges when Michael Cahill thundered forward for a brilliant point. But Cratloe, who registered eight first half wides, were 1-8 to 0-4 clear at half-time. And it was another Clare hero, Pádraic ‘Podge’ Collins, who scored a crucial goal in stoppage time to hurt Sars.

To their credit, Sars did manage to draw the second half as the sides split 20 points between them. But playing into the teeth of a second half breeze, the Premier County kingpins were always up against it.

McGrath and Collins will grab the headlines for their scoring exploits but skipper Markham was also exceptional in the middle of the park. And Conor Ryan, man of the match in the drawn 2013 All-Ireland senior hurling final between Clare and Cork, played his part in a solid defence.

Captain Pa Bourke managed 0-8 for Sars but this was an afternoon when their big name players were stymied. Cratloe’s attentions now turn to next Sunday’s AIB Munster senior club football semi-final against Waterford outfit The Nire as a remarkable season shows no signs of coming to an end any time soon.
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CRATLOE: Gearóid Ryan; Shane O’Leary, Michael Hawes, David Ryan; Seán Chaplin, Conor Ryan, Enda Boyce; David Collins, Liam Markham (0-3, one free); Shane Gleeson, Podge Collins (1-2), Seán Collins (0-1); Cathal McInerney (0-1), Gearóid Considine, Conor McGrath (0-11, five frees, one 65). Subs: Damian Browne for Considine (35 mins); Barry Duggan for D Collins (55 mins).

THURLES: Patrick McCormack; Stephen Maher, Mickey Cahill (0-1), David Maher; Ronan Maher, Pádraic Maher, Michael Gleeson; Stephen Cahill (0-1), Billy McCarthy (0-1); Denis Maher, Aidan McCormack, Conor Lanigan (0-1); Tommy Doyle (0-2), Pa Bourke (0-8, seven frees), Lar Corbett. Subs: Richie Ruth for A McCormack (39 mins); Michael O’Brien for Doyle (43 mins).

Referee: C McAllister (Cork)







Fixture Details

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

AIB MUNSTER GAA CLUB SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS

Cratloe (Clare) v Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary)

Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis 2pm
Referee: Cathal McAllister (Cork)
Extra time if necessary



AIB Munster Club SHC S-Final – Kilmallock 3-22 Sarsfields 3-20

Kilmallock (Limerick) defeated Sarsfields (Cork) by 3-22 to 3-20 after extra time in the AIB Munster GAA Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 9th at Kilmallock.






Fixture Details

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

AIB MUNSTER GAA CLUB SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

Kilmallock (Limerick) v Sarsfields (Cork)

Venue: Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock 2pm
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Extra time if necessary


Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on TG4