All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Final 2015

The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Final 2015 will take place on February 14th at 3pm in Citywest Hotel Dublin.

Torthaí —- Comórtaisí Ceannais Scór na nÓg na Mumhan

Rince Foirne: An Spá/Ciarraí

Amhránaíocht Aonair: Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh – Lios Póil/Ciarraí

Aithriseoireacht: Ciaran Ó Broin – S.C.Ó Breacáin/Tiobraid Árann

Ceol Uirlise: Leic Snámha/Ciarraí

Léiriú: Fánaithe na Sceilge/Ciarraí

Bailéad Ghrupa: Bóthar Buí/Corcaigh

Rince Seit: Lios Uí Chathasaigh/An Clár

Tá na buaiteoirí thuas ag dul ar aghaidh chuig
Comórtaisí Ceannais na hÉireann
ar an 14ú Feabhra 2015 in
Óstán Citywest, Baile Átha Cliath
ag tosnú ag a 3.00 i.n.

Beidh Comórtas Ceannais na hÉireann
Tráth na gCeisteanna Boird
ag tosnú ag a 11.30 r.n.

AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Junior Football Championship Final – Brosna (Kerry) 0-8 John Mitchel’s (Lancashire) 0-5

Brosna (Kerry) defeated John Mitchel’s (Lancashire) by 0-8 to 0-5 in the AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Junior Football Championship Final on Saturday February 14th at Croke Park.


Brosna became the sixth Kerry outfit to lift the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship title on Saturday. They beat a game John Mitchels side from Liverpool in Lancashire following a tight game at Croke Park.

Mitchels became the first club from England to compete in a final at this grade in 2009, losing to Kerry opposition – Skellig Rangers – on that occasion too.

They came close in this contest, putting in a powerful second half performance after struggling to find their feet during the opening period. Big scores from substitute Conal McGlade and centre forward John McDermott got them back to within two points with just a few minutes left.

They drove towards the Brosna goal and created a number of chances, though they were unable to work the scores they needed. The Kerry men got the insurance point though Timmy Finnegan right on the stroke of the hour.

As proud captain Don McAuliffe proclaimed after receiving the cup on the steps of the Hogan Stand, “The future is bring, the future is Orange!”

Brosna were well on top in the first half, dominating possession, though they were unable to really drive home their advantage on the scoreboard.

Mitchels got their first score of the game with their first real shot after 20 minutes through Kieran Lynam. This was when the Kerry men were down to 14 players as they waited to get a replacement on for the black-carded Michéal Murphy.

Brosna did give themselves a little bit of breathing space when they put over two points in injury time at the end of the first half, the second a monster from Man of the Match midfielder Dave Curtin. Their lead at this stage, 0-5 to 0-1.

Mitchels started the second half at a hundred miles an hour and two quick points saw them back into this game and from here it was nip and tuck to the end.
Scorers for Brosna: A Barry 0-3, T Coldrick 0-2 (1f, 1 ’45’), M Finnegan, T Finnegan, D Curtin 0-1 each

Scorers for John Mitchels: K Lynam, F Cassidy, M Molloy, C McGlade, J McDermott 0-1 each

BROSNA: E Prenderville; S Fitzmaurice, M Murphy, A Cahill; T Fitzgerald, E Kiely, F McAuliffe; D Curtin, S Curtin; D McAuliffe, T McGoldrick, P Curtin; T FInnegan, M Finnegan, A Barry
Subs: P O’Keefe for Murphy (25, black card), J O’Donnell for Curtin (41), G Nash for D Curtin (59)

JOHN MITCHELS: M Deeney; A Mrray, P McGuirk, N McShane; C Owen, S Rice, M Carey; P Mulligan, D O’Neill; C Murphy, J McDermott, F Cassidy; M Molloy, E Jackson, K Lynam
Subs: C McGlade for McShane (HT), K Kane for Murphy (47), A Brown for Rice (52)
Report: Peter Sweeney for

Fixture Details

14.02.2015 (Sat)
AIB GAA Football All Ireland Junior Club Championship Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 15:00
John Mitchel’s (Lancashire) v Brosna (Kerry)
Referee: Paddy Neilan (Ros Comáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B – Limerick 2-16 Waterford 0-22

Limerick and Waterford finished level – 2-16 to 0-22 in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B on February 14th in Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.

D1B: All square between Limerick and Waterford


Report from

Paudie Prendergast’s late point rescued a draw for Waterford in Saturday evening’s Allianz Hurling League Division IB opener against hosts Limerick.

Prendergast struck in the second minute of stoppage time to claim a share of the spoils for the visitors. It could yet turn out to be a priceless result in the race for promotion as Limerick looked to have won it in the first minute of injury-time when full-back Richie McCarthy drilled over a monstrous long-range score.

But youthful Waterford refused to panic and engineered that late, late leveller for sub Prendergast, who had replaced injured wing-back Philip Mahony in the first half.

It was a seesaw battle on a chilly evening, as 3,502 spectators were richly-entertained. Waterford led by four points on six occasions and stormed back to lead again by three after David Reidy’s 48th minute penalty goal brought Limerick level.

But Limerick had the whip hand in the closing minutes, leading by two points before Austin Gleeson and leading scorer Pauric Mahony hauled Waterford level again. There was time for the sides to trade those late scores and in a competitive Division IB, this was the ideal way to kick off.

At half-time, Waterford were 0-14 to 1-7 clear, having recovered from the concession of a first minute goal, the first of Reidy’s two penalty strikes. Mahony kept Waterford firing from placed balls while Gavin O’Mahony, cleared to play for Limerick by All-Ireland club finalists Kilmallock, was superb for the home side with four of his five points scored in the opening half.

In the second period, it was Paul Browne’s turn to lead the charge for Limerick, as he bagged three of his four points from play after the break.
Scorers for Limerick: D Reidy 2-3 (2-0 pen, 3f), G O’Mahony 0-5, P Browne 0-4, R McCarthy 0-1, T Condon 0-1, C Lynch 0-1, A Breen 0-1

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-11 (9f), J Barron 0-2, A Gleeson 0-2, B O’Halloran 0-2, P Prendergast 0-2, K Moran 0-1, M Walsh 0-1, Shane Bennett 0-1.

LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, S Hickey; D O’Grady, W McNamara, T Condon; C King, P Browne; N Moran, G O’Mahony, C Lynch; D Reidy, P Begley, A Breen
Subs: T Morrissey for Moran (28), J Ryan for King (h.t.), D Morrissey for Begley (50), J Fitzgibbon for O’Grady (64), S O’Brien for Condon (65).

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, B Coughlan, N Connors; T Bourke, A Gleeson, Philip Mahony; J Barron, T Devine; K Moran, Pauric Mahony, J Dillon; B O’Halloran, M Walsh, M Kearney
Subs: P Prendergast for Philip Mahony (23), Shane Bennett for Kearney (42), Stephen Bennett for Dillon (48), M O’Neill for Devine (57), G O’Brien for Moran (69).

Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

Fixture Details

Saturday February 14th
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B 2015 Round 1
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 19:00
Luimneach v Port Láirge Setanta
Referee: Colm Lyons (Corcaigh)

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on Setanta 1

Team News

Limerick senior hurling starting fifteen is named for the opening Allianz hurling league game v Waterford: Nickie Quaid (Effin), Stephen Walsh (Glenroe), Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), Seamus Hickey (Murroe Boher), Donal O’Grady (Capt)(Granagh Ballingarry), Wayne McNamara (Adare), Tom Condon (Knockaderry), Cathal King (Na Piarsaigh), Paul Browne (Bruff), Declan Hannon (Adare), Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), David Reidy (Dromin Athlacce), David Breen (Na Piarsaigh) & Adrian Breen (Na Piarsaigh)

Waterford Senior Hurling Team to play Limerick tomorrow Saturday evening in Gaelic Grounds.

1. Stephen O’Keeffe Ballygunner

2. Shane Fives Tourin

3. Barry Coughlan Ballygunner

4. Noel Connors Passage

5. Tadhg Bourke Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

6. Austin Gleeson Mount Sion

7. Philip Mahony Ballygunner

8. Jamie Barron Fourmilewater

9. Tom Devine Modeligo

10. Kevin Moran (Captain) De La Salle

11. Pauric Mahony Ballygunner

12. Jake Dillon De La Salle

13. Brian O’Halloran Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

14. Michael Walsh Stradbally

15. Michael Kearney Ballyduff Upper

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Kilkenny 1-22 Cork 2-17

Kilkenny defeated Cork by 1-22 to 2-17 in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on February 14th in Pairc Ui Rinn.

D1A: Kilkenny survive late scare to see off Cork


The All-Ireland champions Kilkenny got their Allianz Hurling League Division IA campaign off to a winning start against Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn tonight, but the path to victory was a circuitous one.

More than once, Brian Cody’s side looked to have done enough to secure the win but Cork goals from Luke O’Farrell and Conor Lehane gave the hosts hope and O’Farrell almost stole victory with an injury-time shot which whistled wide.

Kilkenny were deserving winners, though. They fielded eight of the side which began the All-Ireland final replay win over Tipperary, but interestingly none of the six forwards from that day. Richie Hogan, Hurler of the Year as a midfielder, finished with 11 points and excelled in a corner-forward role while Walter Walsh and Mark Kelly also advanced their claims for regular starting spots. It was Jonjo Farrell’s goal in the ninth minute which put Kilkenny into a 1-2 to 0-3 lead and they wouldn’t trail after that. While an Anthony Nash penalty save from Hogan soon after the goal prevented it being more comfortable for the Cats, with a 1-11 to 0-12 half-time lead, they were set to push on.

After Kieran Joyce and Seamus Harnedy exchanged points on the resumption, Kilkenny clicked into gear and scored seven of the next eight points to open up a 1-19 to 0-14 lead. Cork looked spent, but the free-taking of Patrick Horgan was as reliable as ever and two from him brought them to within six before their first goal.

When Cormac Murphy’s long delivery dropped in the goalmouth, O’Farrell got the vital touch and at the other end Nash kept Kelly out. Even still, points from Kelly and Hogan pushed Kilkenny five clear at the start of injury time only for Lehane to pounce when Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy couldn’t cleanly catch another Cormac Murphy delivery. It left just two in it, but the game-winning goal remained elusive for Cork.
Scorers for Kilkenny: R Hogan 0-11 (0-7f, 0-1 65), M Kelly 0-4, W Walsh 0-3, J Farrell 1-0, P Walsh 0-1, M Ruth 0-1, K Joyce 0-1, L Ryan 0-1

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-9 (0-8f), C Lehane 1-2, L O’Farrell 1-0, A Cadogan 0-2, S Harnedy 0-1, D Kearney 0-1, B Cooper 0-1, P O’Sullivan 0-1.

KILKENNY: E Murphy; T Keogh, P Murphy, J Tyrrell; B Kennedy, K Joyce, C Buckley; C Fogarty, L Ryan; P Walsh, W Walsh, M Ruth; M Kelly, J Farrell, R Hogan
Sub: G Brennan for Fogarty (19, injured).

CORK: A Nash; D Cahalane, C Joyce, C O’Sullivan; A Walsh, M Ellis, C Murphy; D Kearney, P Cronin; S Harnedy, B Cooper, C Lehane; A Cadogan, P O’Sullivan, P Cronin
Subs: L McLoughlin for Cronin (45), L O’Farrell for P O’Sullivan, C McCarthy for Cooper (both 49), S O’Neill for Cahalane (57), S Moylan for Cadogan (65).
Referee: J Owens (Wexford).
Report: Denis Hurley for

Fixture Details

Saturday February 14th
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A 2015
Round 1
Páirc Uí Rinn 19:00
Corcaigh v Cill Chainnigh
Referee: James Owens (Loch Garman)

Cork team v Kilkenny at Páirc Uí Rinn Saturday 14th February. Throw-in 7:00pm.

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2. Damien Cahalane (St.Finbarr’s)

3. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)

4. Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields)

5. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)

6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)

7. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)

8. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfield)

9. Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)

10. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s)

11. Bill Cooper (Youghal)

12. Conor Lehane (Midleton)

13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)

14. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)

15. Patrick Cronin (Glen Rovers)


1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Tomas Keogh (James Stephens)

3. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)

4. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)

5. Brian Kennedy (St Lachtains)

6. Kieran Joyce (Rower Inistioge)

7. Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro)

8. Conor Fogarty (Erins Own)

9. Lester Ryan (Clara)

10. Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)

11. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)

12. Matthew Ruth (James Stephens)

13. Mark Kelly (O’Loughlin Gaels)

14. Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)

15. Richie Hogan (Danesfort)

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on Setanta Ireland

Advance Ticket Purchase

Advance ticket purchase is the way to go with supporters enjoying €5.00 savings on match day prices. Tickets available from and selected Centra and Supervalue stores at €10.00. U16’s GoFree, and normal student / OAP concessions apply (no discount on concession price).

Ticket only Turnstiles

Cashless turnstiles will operate for the Allianz League home games at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Ticket Vending Booth

On match days patrons can purchase and pay for tickets at the booths and then proceed to the turnstile gaining admission on ticket presentation. Adult tickets €15.00.

List of Cork Centra and SuperValu stores for ticket purchase

Centra Carrigtwohill Cork

SuperValu Hollyhill Cork

SuperValu Blarney Cork

SuperValu Castletownbere Cork

SuperValu Dunmanway Cork

SuperValu Kanturk Cork

SuperValu Millstreet Cork

SuperValu Newmarket Cork

SuperValu Skibbereen Cork

SuperValu Blackrock Cork

SuperValu Glanmire Cork

SuperValu Ballincollig – Quish’s Cork

SuperValu Charleville Cork

SuperValu Youghal Cork

SuperValu Togher Cork

SuperValu Bandon Cork

SuperValu Midleton Cork

SuperValu Carrigaline Cork

SuperValu Fermoy Cork

SuperValu Bantry Cork

SuperValu Mallow Cork

SuperValu Clonakilty Cork

SuperValu Ballincollig – Down’s Cork

SuperValu Merchants Quay Cork

SuperValu Mitchelstown Cork

SuperValu Grange Cork

SuperValu Cobh Cork

Centra Fermoy Cork

Centra Mallow Cork

Centra Bishopstown Cork

Centra Crosshaven Cork

Centra Charleville Cork

Centra Tower Cork

Centra Togher Cork

The Pavilion Cafe Bar Cork

Pluggd Records Cork

AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Intermediate Football Championship Final – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-14 St. Croans (Roscommon) 0-9

Ardfert (Kerry) defeated St. Croans (Roscommon) by 1-14 to 0-9 in the AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Intermediate Football Championship Final on Saturday February 14th at Croke Park.

All-Ireland IFC Club Final: More glory for Ardfert


The romance of the cup was alive and well for Ardfert on St Valentine’s Day as they won their third All-Ireland title at Croke Park.

The Kerry club claimed the Intermediate club crown, beating St Croan’s of Roscommon. They captured the same trophy in 2007, 12 months after they took the All-Ireland junior title back to the Kingdom. They used all of their experience to dominate the Roscommon and Connacht champions and they rarely looked in any sort of trouble.

Their captain Jerry Wallace, who started on the bench but came in as a substitute after just 18 minutes, was sent off on a straight red card near the end, though by then the result was long since decided. Croan’s were on the scoreboard within ten seconds of the throw-in at the start of this match, Kevin Smyth finishing off a lightning move with a white flag. Ardfert took control after this though and by the break they were comfortably six points ahead, 1-6 to 0-3.

David Griffin got the goal after 20 minutes and he followed up shortly after with a point when he fisted a dropping ball over the bar that could have as easily snuck under. Croan’s relied on the boot of Smyth for scores and he got all of their three points before the break, two from dead balls.

Ardfert opened their lead up to nine early in the second half to end any doubt. Their main attacking weapons were Damien Wallace, who hit three from play in his six point haul, and man of the match Griffin, who finished with 1-3 from play.

Credit to Croan’s, they didn’t lie down and they pushed hard for the goals they needed to get back into this game. They weren’t able to find a way through however, with Ardfert keeper Nicholas O’Sullivan quick off his line in one particular incident to snuff out the danger.
Scorers for Ardfert: Damien Wallace 0-6 (3f), D Griffin 1-3, J Egan 0-3, T Wallace, Darren Wallace 0-1 each

Scorers for St Croan’s: K Smyth 0-6 (5f), M Connaughton 0-2, (1 ’45’), B Mullin 0-1

ARDFERT: N O’Sullivan; D Dineen, R Horgan, M Moloney; T Wallace, D Collins, S Leen; J Dowling, K Shanahan; D Griffin, Darren Wallace, F Horgan; S Griffin, Damien Wallace, J Egan
Subs: J Wallace for Dowling (17), B Barrett for Dowling (18), M Ferris for Damien Wallace (50), N Clifford for Horgan (55), E Corridan for S Griffin (61).

ST CROAN’S: V Egan; G Mockler, G Grogan, K Keenan; D Malone, E Towey, M Connaughton; R Timothy, A Brogan; K Smyth, J Connaughton, K Muldoon; R Keenan, M Holland, S Smyth
Subs: B Mullin for Brogan (21), P Leech for Muldoon (27), M Towey for Mockler HT; C Connelly for R Keenan (37), T Egan for Timothy (61).

Referee: S Hurson (Tyrone)
Report: Peter Sweeney for

Fixture Details

14.02.2015 (Sat)
AIB GAA Football All Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 16:45
Ardfert (Ciarraí) v St Croan’s (Ros Comáin)
Referee: Sean Hurson (Tír Eoghain)
(E.T. if Necessary)