AIB All-Ireland Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Bennetsbridge (Kilkenny) 0-15 Wolfe Tones (Clare) 0-8

Bennetsbridge (Kilkenny) defeated Wolfe Tones (Clare) by 0-15 to 0-8 in the AIB All-Ireland Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday January 23rd at St. Rynaghs Banagher, Co. Offaly.


Fixture Details

23.01.2016 (Sat)
AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final
St Rynaghs, Banagher Offaly 14:00
Bennettsbridge (Cill Chainnigh) v Wolfe Tones Na Sionna (An Clár)
Referee: John O’Brien (Tiobraid Árann)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Munster Senior Hurling League – Waterford 0-17 Kerry 0-8

Waterford defeated Kerry by 0-17 to 0-8 in Round 5 of the Munster Senior Hurling League on Saturday January 23rd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.


Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling team to play Waterford in Round 5 of the Munster Senior Hurling League in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on Saturday at 2pm is as follows:

1 Aidan McCabe
Kilmoyley

2 Sean Weir
Crotta O’Neills

3 Bryan Murphy
Causeway

4 Dougie Fitzell
Kilmoyley

5 Daniel Collins (Capt)
Kilmoyley

6 Thomas Casey
Causeway

7 Jason Diggins
Causeway

8 James O’Connor
Abbeydorney

9 Johnny Buckley
Lixnaw

10 Colm Harty
Causeway

11 Brendan O’Leary
Abbeydorney

12 Shane Nolan
Crotta O’Neills

13 Keith Carmody
Causeway

14 Micheal O’Leary
Abbeydorney

15 Jordan Conway
Crotta O’Neills

Fir Ionaid

16 Martin Stackpoole
Lixnaw

17 Mickey Boyle
Ballyduff

18 Brendan Brosnan
Lixnaw

19 Paudie O’Connor
Kilmoyley

20 Darren Dineen
St Brendans

21 Jack Goulding
Ballyduff

22 Tom Murnane
Kilmoyley

23 Sean Maunsell
Kilmoyley

24 Mike Milner
D r Crokes

25 Darragh Shanahan
Lixnaw

26 Ger Stackpoole
Lixnaw

27 Patrick Kelly
Clarecastle

Bainistíocht:
Bainisteoir: Ciaran Carey (Patrickswell)
Coach: Mark Foley (Adare)
Treanalaí: Damien Ryall (Abbeydorney)
Róghnoirí: James McCarthy (Kilmoyley), Michael Conway (Lixnaw)

Munster Senior Hurling League Final – Clare 0-18 Limerick 0-17

Clare defeated Limerick by 0-18 to 0-17 in the Munster Senior Hurling League Final on Saturday January 23rd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



Clare take slim win over Limerick

By Declan Rooney for RTE.ie

Clare 0-18 Limerick 0-17

Substitute Cathal O’Connell hit two points in the last three minutes to hand Clare victory over Limerick in the Munster senior hurling league final at the Gaelic Grounds.

A storming second-half saw Limerick recover from a four-point deficit to draw level with four minutes remaining, but O’Connell’s brace just after his introduction sealed the win for Davy Fitzgerald’s side. Just before O’Connell’s hate heroics, Limerick could have taken a big step towards victory but goalkeeper Andrew Fahy pulled off a great save to deny Kevin O’Brien a goal. Limerick immediately drew level through Barry Nash’s fourth point from play, but in the end Clare took a deserved win.

It was clear that this was a typical early season warm-up from the off. Both sides mixed excellent play with some poor decision making and execution at times; they shared 22 wides between them, but a sharper Clare, whose movement up front was excellent, won out in the end.

Limerick had started the brighter of the two teams and raced into a 0-5 to 0-1 advantage by the 12th minute. Full-forward Declan Hannon hit two points in that spell, but he also fired two frees wide as Limerick didn’t gain the maximum return from their period of real dominance.

Clare’s response was lethal as Peter Duggan’s and John Conlan’s influence grew and four points between the 14th and 16th minutes saw the Banner men take the lead for the first time. With six of last year’s U-21 All-Ireland winning side in the starting line-up, Limerick boss TJ Ryan was clearly looking to youth to fill the void of his Na Piarsaigh contingent and a great point form one of them, Barry Nash, drew Limerick level soon after.

Paul Browne and Hannon edged Limerick ahead by the 30th minute, but Clare finished the game the stronger of the two sides and took a 0-12 to 0-10 lead into the break as Conlon, Peter Duggan and Conor Cleary all hit the target. Seven minutes after the break the Clare lead had stretched out to four points as Peter and Bobby Duggan both hit scores and Colin Ryan kept up his good work from frees.

But as both managers made changes, it was Limerick that looked the hungrier. Nash was superb again in the 47th minute to put two points between the sides and with nine minutes to go Cian Lynch picked out Hannon with a great pass and the full-forward put one between the sides.

Substitute Kevin O’Brien should have done better with his shot on goal in the 65th minute, but Nash was on hand to level the game straight away, but Clare finished strongly, and O’Connell stole the headlines with two fine points late on.

CLARE: A Fahy; J Browne, P O’Connor, P Flanagan; C Dillon (0-01), D McInerney, C Cleary (0-01); G O’Connell, D Reidy; P Duggan (0-03), C Ryan (0-05, 0-03f), D Fitzgerald (0-01); J Conlon (0-02), D Honan, B Duggan (0-03).
Subs used: T Kelly for Fitzgerald (43 mins), B Bugler for Dillon (47),S Golden for G O’Connell 63, C O’Connell (0-02) for Honan (65), C McGrath for Ryan (68).

LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Finn, D Morrissey, R English; P O’Brien, B O’Connell, S Hickey; P Browne (0-02), J Ryan; D O’Donovan (0-01), G O’Mahony, C Lynch (0-02); G Mulcahy, D Hannon (0-07, 0-03f), B Nash (0-04).
Subs used: T Morrissey for Mulcahy, R McCarthy for O’Brien (both half-time), P Ryan (0-01) for Browne (42 mins), S Tobin for O’Donovan (51), K O’Brien for O’Mahony (63).

Referee: N Wall (Cork)


Admission Prices
Adults €10
Students/OAPs €5
Under 16s free of charge


Team News

Clare XV versus Limerick:
1. Andrew Fahy (Whitegate)
2. Eoin O’Brien (Newmarket on Fergus)
3. Pat O’Connor (Tubber)
4. Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)
5. Cian Dillon (Crusheen) – captain
6. David McInerney (Tulla)
7. Conor Cleary (St Josephs Miltown / Kilmaley)
8. Gearóid O’Connell (Ballyea)
9. David Reidy (Éire Óg)
10. Peter Duggan (Clooney Quin)
11. Colin Ryan (Newmarket on Fergus)
12. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
13. John Conlon (Clonlara)
14. Darach Honan (Clonlara)
15. Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle)

Limerick senior hurling management team has released their starting fifteen for this Saturday’s Munster Senior Hurling League final with Clare. This final will take place in the Gaelic Grounds at 7.30pm. The senior hurling management of T.J. Ryan, David Clarke, Don Flynn, Dinny Cahill & Joe O Connor has released the following starting fifteen

Nickie Quaid (Effin)(Captain), Sean Finn (Bruff), Dan Morrissey (Ahane), Richie English (Doon), Paudie O Brien (Kilmallock), Barry O Connell (Kildimo Pallaskenry), Seamus Hickey (Murroe Boher), Paul Browne (Bruff), James Ryan (Garryspillane), Darragh O Donovan (Doon), Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock), Declan Hannon (Adare) and Barry Nash (South Liberties).