Allianz Football League Division 1 – Kerry 0-20 Cork 1-12

Kerry defeated Cork by 0-20 to 1-12 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday April 3rd at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

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The Cork Senior Football team for Sunday Allianz Football league game v Kerry in Austin Stack Park Tralee @ 2pm has been announced as follows.

1. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
2. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Kevin Crowley (Millstreet)
5. Daniel Hazel (O Donovan Rossa)
6. Jamie O Sullivan (Bishopstown)
7. Brian O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)
10. Sean Kiely (Ballincollig)
11. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers) Captain
12. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
13. Daniel Goulding (Eire Og)
14. Colm O Neill (Ballyclough)
15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Cork in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League in Austin Stack Park Tralee on Sunday (2:00pm) shows 4 changes in personnel from the side that defeated Monaghan in Round 6.

Brendan Kealy starts in goal in place of Brian Kelly as Eamonn Fitzmaurice continues to rotate his goalkeepers, Killian Young starts his first game since the Round 2 game with Roscommon having recovered from injury and is picked at centre back instead of Aidan O’Mahony while Padraig O’Connor, who started in Round 3 against Down, comes in at half back in place of Fionn Fitzgerald. Up front, Alan Fitzgerald starts in place of Darran O’Sullivan who, along with Aidan O’Mahony, picked up knocks in the Monaghan game and were not considered for Sunday’s match day panel.

The list of substitutes is notable for the inclusion of Michael Geaney and also Tommy Walsh who returns to the match day panel having received a late injury against Down in Round 3.

The team, captained by Killian Young, in the absence of Bryan Sheehan, is as follows:

1. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
2. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Shane Enright Tarbert
5. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
6. Killian Young (C) Renard
7. Padraig O’Connor Killarney Legion
8. Kieran Donaghy Austin Stacks
9. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
10. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes
11. Paul Murphy Rathmore
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
14. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes
15. Alan Fitzgerald Castlegregory

Fir Ionaid:

16. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
17. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
18. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
19. Brendan O’Sullivan Valentia
20. Denis Daly St Marys
21. Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh/Glencar
22. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
23. Paul Geaney Dingle
24. Aidan Walsh St Marys
25. Michael Geaney Dingle
26. Tommy Walsh Kerins O’Rahillys

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Offaly 1-16 Limerick 0-13

Offaly defeated Limerick by 1-16 to 0-13 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday April 3rd at Newcastlewest.

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Allianz Football League Division 3 – Kildare 0-22 Clare 1-14

Kildare defeated Clare vy 0-22 to 1-14 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday April 3rd at Newbridge.

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Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final – Waterford 0-17 Wexford 1-13

Waterford defeated Wexford by 0-17 to 1-13 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final on Sunday April 3rd at Innovate Wexford Park.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off – Cork 2-22 Galway 0-24

Cork defeated Galway by 2-22 to 0-24 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off on Sunday April 3rd at Pearse Stadium Galway.

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The Cork Senior Hurling team for Sunday Allianz Hurling league Relegation playoff v Galway in Pearse Stadium, Salthill @ 3.45pm has been announced as follows.

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
2. Damian Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
3. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers) Captain
4. Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfield)
5. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
6. Christoper Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
7. Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk)
8. William Egan (Kilbrin)
9. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfield)
10. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Killian Burke (Midleton)
18. Cian Buckley (Na Piarsaigh)
19. Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown)
20. Niall Cashman (Blackrock)
21. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
22. John Cronin (Lisgoold)
23. Willaim Leahy (Aghada)
24. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)
25. Stephen Moylan (Douglas)
26. Dara Fitzgibbon (Charleville)

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final – Clare 2-13 Tipperary 0-18

Clare defeated Tipperary by 2-13 to 0-18 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final on Sunday April 3rd at Cusack Park Ennis.

Clare go through as Tipperary rue missed chances

Clare 2-13 Tipperary 0-18

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary were made to regret an awful display of free-taking as a 67th minute goal by substitute Aaron Shanagher sealed a Division 1 semi-final date with Kilkenny for Clare. With Seamus Callanan and John O’Dwyer substituted, Jason Forde had a late chance from a dead ball to force extra-time but struck it wide and then added another, bringing Tipperary’s total to 17 wides.

Tipperary had managed to build a three-point lead by the 62nd minute but found themselves behind five minutes later when Shanagher raced away from Tipperary defenders to bat the ball past Darragh Mooney.

Clare merited their half-time lead, 1-7 to 0-8, although Tipperary had hit seven wides to the hosts’ four, three of them coming from Seamus Callanan’s frees. Worryingly for Tipperary, the two Callanan managed to put over were not struck with any certainty.

Clare could also have lost Ciarán O’Doherty to a second yellow card for a wild strike on Niall O’Meara’s helmet but Diarmuid Kirwan chose to give him a warning. Otherwise, Clare were more clinical and their goal was similar to the one that stung Limerick in the opening minute. Again, Conlon collected a long delivery, this time from Aaron Cunningham, and finished with aplomb.

Ronan Maher and John McGrath were the best of the bunch for Tipperary but the game at that stage was being dictated by the shape and style of Clare.

Scorers for Clare: B Duggan (2 frees), D Honan (0-3 each); J Conlon (1-1); A Shanagher (1-0); C Galvin, C McGrath, C O’Connell (frees) (0-2 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: J McGrath (0-6); J O’Dwyer (0-3, frees); S Callanan (frees), M Breen, P Maher (0-2 each); R Maher, N McGrath, J Forde (0-1 each).

CLARE: P Kelly; P Flanagan, P O’Connor, C O’Doherty; C Cleary, C Dillon, B Bugler; D Reidy, C Ryan; C Galvin, B Duggan, C McGrath; A Cunningham, D Honan, J Conlon.
Subs for Clare: G O’Connell for C O’Doherty (31); C O’Connell for B Duggan (43); Colin Ryan for C Galvin (inj 53); A Shanagher for A Cunningham (55); D Fitzgerald for D Reidy (62);

TIPPERARY: D Mooney; C Barrett, J Barry, C O’Brien; B Heffernan, R Maher, P Maher; B Maher, M Breen; N McGrath, D McCormack, N O’Meara; J O’Dwyer, S Callanan J McGrath.
Subs for Tipperary: K Bergin for N O’Meara (h-t); J Forde for S Callanan (52); T Hamill for C O’Brien (59); G Ryan for D McCormack (66).

Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

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Team News

In announcing his Tipperary side to meet Clare in the Allianz Hurling League Quarter-Final in Cusack Park, Ennis on Sunday next, April 3rd, manager Michael Ryan has continued the development progression within his squad by handing a league debut between the posts to Éire Óg Annacarty’s Darragh Mooney.

Up front Seamus Callanan returns at full forward for his first full start of the league having being introduced at half time the last day, while Dan McCormack comes in at centre forward.

The Tipperary line-out is as follows –

1. Darragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty
2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Conor O’Brien – Éire Óg Annacarty
5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh
9. Michael Breen – Ballina
10. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
11. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
12. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs
13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule
14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch
15. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney

16. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
17. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule
18. Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg
19. Jason Forde – Silvermines
20. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy
21. Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s
22. Steven O’Brien – Ballina
23. Daire Quinn – Nenagh Éire Óg
24. Gearóid Ryan – Templederry Kenyons
25. Willie Ryan – Clonakenny
26. Paddy Stapleton – Borris-Ileigh

The Clare starting 15 to face Tipperary in the Quarter Final of Division 1 of the Allianz National Hurling League has been named.

Clare Starting 15 versus Tipperary:
1) Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona)
2) Ciaran O’Doherty (Crusheen)
3) Cian Dillon, Captain (Crusheen)
4) Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)
5) Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)
6) Conor Cleary (St Josephs Miltown/ Kilmaley)
7) Pat O’Connor (Tubber)
8) David Reidy (Éire Óg)
9) Conor Ryan (Cratloe)
10) Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
11) Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle)
12) John Conlon (Clonlara)
13) Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
14) Darach Honan (Clonlara)
15) Conor McGrath (Cratloe)

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Sligo 0-18 Tipperary 3-9

Sligo drew with Tipperary on a scoreline of 0-18 to 3-9 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday April 3rd at Markievicz Park Sligo.

Moloney kick-starts Tipp revival

Sligo 0-18 Tipperary 3-9

Report from the Irish Independent web site

Conor Sweeney bagged the equalising point in stoppage-time for the visitors but it was industrious midfielder Alan Moloney’s close-range goal in the last minute – Tipp’s third goal of the afternoon – that sparked the visitors’ unlikely comeback. Sligo were four points clear by the 69th minute at 0-18 to 2-8.

Teenager Kyle Cawley appeared to put the icing on Sligo’s cake with two sharply-taken points in the last five minutes. But Sligo, who leaked two goals in the first half, were unable to keep Tipperary at bay.

Two Tipperary goals against the run of play, in a five-minute first-half spell, erased Sligo’s initially bright start. Michael Quinlivan’s fisted effort after 15 minutes, Peter Acheson’s flawless penalty conversion five minutes later and a fine point from raiding defender Kevin Fahey, put Tipperary four points up, 2-2 to 0-4, by the 23rd minute.

Then came Sligo’s best spell, as they went 0-10 to 2-2 ahead and were also grateful for goalkeeper Aidan Devaney’s point-blank stop to deny Quinlivan a second goal. But Tipperary stayed within reach with Jason Lonergan’s point before the break making it 0-10 to 2-3 at half-time.

Sligo: N Murphy 0-7 (4f); A Marren 0-4; K Cawley 0-3; M Breheny (1f), N Gaughan, B Egan, N Ewing 0-1 each
Tipperary: A Moloney 1-3; P Acheson 1-1 (1-0 pen); M Quinlivan 1-0; C Sweeney 0-2; K Fahey, J Lonergan, E Comerford (1 ’45’) 0-1 each.

SLIGO – A Devaney 6; D Maye 6, K McDonnell 7, C Harrison 6; K Cawley 6, E McHugh 5, G O’Kelly-Lynch 6; N Murphy 8, A McIntyre 7; N Ewing 9, C Breheny 5, C Davey 5; K Cawley 7, A Marren 6, B Egan 6. Subs: N Gaughan 5 for Davey (41), M Breheny 5 for Breheny (46), L Henry 5 for D Maye (55).

TIPPERARY – E Comerford 6; K Fahey 6, A Campbell 5, C McDonald 6; J Feehan 5, P Acheson 6, S Leahy 5; A Moloney 8, M Dunne 5; J Keane 5, B Hewitt 6, J Lonergan 5; C Sweeney 6, M Quinlivan 6, P Austin 5. Subs: G Hannigan 6 for Quinlivan (41), B Fox 5 for Lonergan (45), D Leahy 5 for Hewitt (56), K O’Halloran 5 for Dunne (65).

Ref – N McKenna (Monaghan)

Team News

In a tough away encounter against Sligo in Markievicz Park, in round 7 of the Allianz Football League on Sunday next, Tipperary manager Liam Kearns has named his side looking to secure their Roinn 3 league status. Forced to make one change, Kevin Fahey moves back to the corner while Shane Leahy is named at right half back.

The Tipperary football line-out is as follows –

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
3. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
4. Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow
5. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
7. Shane Leahy – Arravale Rovers
8. Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers
9. Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Peter Acheson (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers
12. Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials
13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
16. Ciarán Kendrick – Moyle Rovers
17. Billy Hewitt – Ardfinnan
18. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
19. Liam Casey – Cahir
20. Donagh Leahy – Arravale Rovers
21. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
22. Donal Lynch – Clonmel Commercials
23. John O’Callaghan – Ballyporeen
24. Mark Hanley – Aherlow
25. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
26. Stephen Quirke – Moyle Rovers

Experienced Sligo forwards Mark Breheny and Adrian Marren return to Niall Carew’s starting XV for Sunday’s game with Tipperary at Markievicz Park.

Sligo: A Devaney; D Maye, K McDonnell, C Harrison; K Cawley, A McIntyre, G O’Kelly; N Murphy, C Breheny; N Ewing, M Breheny, C Davey; A Marren, P Hughes, B Egan.