MATCH OFF – GAA Inter-Provincial Hurling Semi-Final – Munster v Leinster

The GAA Inter-Provincial Hurling Semi-Final between Munster and Leinster scheduled for today in Pearse Stadium Galway has been postponed due to the inclement weather.

Munster Inter Provincial Hurling Panel 2015

The Munster hurling panel for the inter-provincial semi-final against Leinster on Saturday December 5th in Pearse Stadium Galway at 2pm has been announced. There are 7 players from Tipperary including captain, Padraic Maher, 7 also from Limerick, 6 from Clare, 4 from Cork, and 1 each from Waterford and Kerry. The full panel is:
Padraic Maher (Tipperary) Captain, John Conlon (Clare), Cian Dillon (Clare), Shane Golden (Clare), David McInerney (Clare), Shane O’Donnell (Clare), Conor Ryan (Clare), Mark Ellis (Cork), Seamus Harnedy (Cork), Anthony Nash (Cork), Paudie O’Sullivan (Cork), Shane Nolan (Kerry), Paul Browne (Limerick), Tom Condon (Limerick), Shane Dowling (Limerick), Cian Lynch (Limerick), Paudie O’Brien (Limerick), Gavin O’Mahony (Limerick), James Ryan (Limerick), Cathal Barrett (Tipperary), James Barry (Tipperary), Kieran Bergin (Tipperary), Darren Gleeson (Tipperary), Patrick Maher (Tipperary), John O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Noel Connors (Waterford)

Leinster Inter Provincial Hurling Panel 2015

James Dempsey (Offaly)
Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)
Matthew O’Hanlon (Wexford)
Liam Ryan (Wexford)
Lee Chin (Wexford)
Matthew Whelan (Laois)
Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny)
Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny)
David Redmond (Wexford)
Brian Carroll (Offaly)
Ritchie Hogan (Kilkenny)
Charlie Dwyer (Laois)
Gerry Keegan (Kildare)
Conor McDonald (Wexford)
Marty Kavanagh (Carlow)
Gary Maguire (Dublin)
Joe Fitzpatrick (Laois)
Stephen Kelly (Wicklow)
Mickey Burke (Meath)
Joey Boland (Dublin)
Lester Ryan (Kilkenny)
Eoin Price (Westmeath)
Walter Walsh (Kilkenny)
Liam Og McGovern (Wexford)
Zane Keenan (Laois)
Niall O’Brien (Westmeath)
Shane Dooley (Offaly)

MATCH OFF – GAA Inter-Provincial Football Semi-Final – Munster v Leinster

The GAA Inter-Provincial Football Semi-Final between Munster and Leinster fixed for today in Pairc Esler Newry has been postponed.

The Munster football panel for the inter-provincial semi-final against Leinster on Saturday December 5th at Páirc Esler in Newry at 4pm has been announced. There are 9 players from Kerry including captain, Aidan O’Mahony, 4 from Cork, 4 from Limerick, 3 from Tipperary and 2 each from Clare and Waterford. The full panel is:
Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry) Captain, Gary Brennan (Clare), Jamie Malone (Clare), Eoin Cadogan (Cork), James Loughrey (Cork), Brian O‘Driscoll (Cork), Kevin O’Driscoll (Cork), Daithi Casey (Kerry), Conor Cox (Kerry), Alan Fitzgerald (Kerry), Fionn Fitzgerald (Kerry), Mark Griffin (Kerry), Brendan Kealy (Kerry), Paul Murphy (Kerry), Gary O’Sullivan (Kerry), Seanie Buckley (Limerick), Ian Corbett (Limerick), Pa Ranahan (Limerick), Brian Scanlon (Limerick), Peter Acheson (Tipperary), Steven O’Brien (Tipperary), Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary), Thomas O’Gorman (Waterford), Paul Whyte (Waterford).

AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship Final – Dungourney (Cork) 1-17 Fenor (Waterford) 0-8

Dungourney (Cork) defeated Fenor (Waterford) by 1-17 to 0-8 in the AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship Final on Sunday December 6th at Mallow.


AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Final – Templenoe (Kerry) 2-17 Coolmeen (Clare) 0-3

Templenoe (Kerry) defeated Coolmeen (Clare) by 2-17 to 0-3 in the AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Final Sunday December 6th at Mallow.


AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 2-12 Tir Chonaill Gaels (London) 0-9

Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) defeated Tir Chonaill Gaels (London) by 2-12 to 0-9 in the AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday December 12th at Ruislip.

Clonmel ease past Tir Chonaill Gaels challenge to reach All-Ireland semi-final

Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-09 Clonmel Commercials 2-12

By Tony Tighe for

Clonmel Commercials set up an All-Ireland semi-final date with Ballyboden St Enda’s with a 2-12 to 0-9 success over Tir Chonaill Gaels. A dominant first-half performance paved the way to victory for the Munster champions as they dominated for large spells despite playing into a strong gale.

Ian Fahey’s 23rd-minute goal gave Clonmel a five-point advantage but they lost Tipperary duo Aldo Matassa and Michael Quinlivan to black cards late in the half. Three unanswered points left Tir Chonaill Gaels trailing by 1-5 to 0-6 at the interval but their hopes were ended just 15 seconds into the second half when substitute Padraig Looram rifled a stunning shot into the top corner of the net.

Things got even worse for the Gaels when Adam Askin was dismissed on 34 minutes and Clonmel were content to sit back and hit their hosts on their counter as thoughts turned to their February 13 date with Ballyboden. Despite playing with the elements in the opening period, Tir Chonaill’s start was tentative as they piled bodies behind the ball.

The Londoners gifted Clonmel possession around midfield and the Tipperary men were content to bide their time before picking off scores. Adrian Hanlon cancelled out Padraig White’s opener from TCG’s first foray into the opposition half but they looked shaky under the high ball in defence.

Quinlivan punched Matassa’s dropping shot over the bar and the full-forward rattled the post minutes later after leaving his marker for dead. Clonmel took a firm grip on the contest on 23 minutes when Matassa looped a shot over TCG goalkeeper Declan Traynor following a powerful run from Quinlivan.

However, both players were black-carded in the final six minutes of the half, Quinlivan departing for a trip on Cathal Magee, and the Gaels hit three unanswered points to cut the gap to two as they departed for the dressing rooms.

Any hopes of a TCG comeback were quashed almost instantaneously. Clonmel won the throw-in and quickly broke upfield, where Looram fired an unstoppable shot across Declan Traynor and into the top corner. Askin then departed after adding a black card to the yellow he received in the first half but TCG refused to throw in the towel, with midfield duo Mark Gottsche and Liam Gavaghan both outstanding.

Gavaghan scored two points in as many minutes but Clonmel delivered a swift response on both occasions as they kept daylight between the sides.

Clonmel Commercials: J McDonald; F Condon, D Lynch, J Peters; I Barnes (0-01), S Kennedy (0-01), K Fahey; J Kennedy (0-1), A Matassa; L Moore, I Fahey (1-01), J Lonergan (0-03); K Harney, M Quinlivan (0-01), P White (0-03).
Subs: P Looram (1-00) for Matassa (25, black card), N Kelly (0-01) for Quinlivan (30, black card), E Fitzgerald for Barnes (44), D Madigan for Looram (50), R Peters for Fahey (56).

Tir Chonaill Gaels: D Traynor; P Butler, R Breen, B Atarnsey; G Magee, E McConville, M McCoy (0-01); M Gottsche (0-01), L Gavaghan (0-02); A Askin, C Magee (0-01), N Boyle; A McDermott, S Friel (0-02), A Hanlon (0-02).
Subs: B Collins for McAtarnsey (20), B Ross for G Magee (44), B Duddy for Hanlon (47), J McGrath for Breen (57)

Referee: P Neilan (Roscommon)

Fixture Details

12.12.2015 (Sat)
AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final
Irish TV Grounds, Ruislip, London 13:30
Tir Chonaill Gaels (Londain) v Clonmel Commercials (Tiobraid Árann)
Referee: Paddy Neilan (Ros Comáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)

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2015 Munster GAA Awards Night

The 2015 Munster GAA Awards Gala Dinner took place on Saturday, December 12th in Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare.

Click to view photos from the Awards Night

The full list of 2015 Munster GAA Award winners for 2015 are as follows:

Minor Hurling – Lyndon Fairbrother (Tipperary)
Minor Football – Mark O’Connor (Kerry)
Under 21 Hurling – Cian Lynch (Limerick)
Under 21 Football – Steven O’Brien (Tipperary)
Intermediate Hurling – Diarmaid Byrnes (Limerick)
Junior Football – Conor Cox (Kerry)
Camogie Award – Cáit Devane (Tipperary)
Ladies Football – Bernie Breen (Kerry)
Handballer of Year – Dominick Lynch (Kerry)
Service to Refereeing – Michael Wadding (Waterford)
Service to Education – Jimmy Browne (LIT and Clare)
Media Award – Paul Collins (Tipperary)
Special Merit Award – Michael Ryan (Waterford)
Hall of Fame Football – Ray Cummins (Cork)
Hall of Fame Hurling – Ger Loughnane (Clare)
Club of Year – Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary)
Senior Hurler of Year – John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)
Senior Footballer of Year – David Moran (Kerry)
Manager of Year – John Kiely (Limerick)

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