Leinster Senior Hurling Championship – Offaly 3-19 Kerry 0-20

Kerry will play Offaly in Round 3 of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round Robin competition on Sunday May 22nd at 3pm in O’Connor Park Tullamore.


Offaly hurlers overcome tough challenge from Kerry

Report by Kevin Egan from breakingnews.ie

Offaly 3-19 Kerry 0-20

The crisis in Offaly hurling has abated for another fortnight at least after Eamonn Kelly’s county side came through a tense encounter with Kerry this afternoon, writes Kevin Egan.

They secured their progression to the knockout stages of the Leinster championship thanks to two second-half goals from Joe Bergin.
Kerry more than held their own for long stretches of this contest and were unlucky to trail by a single point at half time after hurling with the aid of a fresh breeze.

The Kingdom burst out of the blocks at O’Connor Park and picked off five of the first six points of the contest, with teenage players Jason Diggins and Brandon Barrett both on target with top class scores. As has been the case all year, Offaly were hugely reliant on Shane Dooley’s placed ball expertise to keep them in contention and the Tullamore man delivered the goods with an array of frees and one superb sideline cut.

He also tapped in a goal from close range shortly before half time to give his side a 1-9 to 0-11 interval lead, however he and his colleagues were guilty of a series of wides after half time and they allowed Kerry to regain the initiative. It was only with twenty minutes to play that Offaly finally put some daylight between the sides, kickstarted by Bergin’s first goal.

He got a touch to Dooley’s high ball to flick it past Aidan McCabe and when Kevin Connolly followed up with a point, Offaly were five clear. Kerry continued to press for scores but while Shane Nolan and Brandon Barrett continued to pick off some nice points, they never really troubled James Dempsey in the Offaly goal.

Bergin’s second goal, again assisted by Dooley, killed off any lingering hopes of a Kerry comeback and set Offaly up with a home Leinster quarter-final against Laois, where a win would take them out of the round robin series in 2017.

Offaly Scorers: S Dooley 1-10 (0-8f, 0-1 ’65, 0-1 s/line), J Bergin 2-2, K Connolly 0-2, S Kinsella, J Mulrooney, C Kiely, P Guinan & L Langton 0-1 each.

Kerry Scorers: S Nolan 0-8 (0-6f), B Barrett & J Egan 0-3 each, D Collins & J Griffin 0-2 each, J Diggins & T Casey 0-1 each.

OFFALY: J Dempsey; C McDonald, D Shortt, P Rigney; D King, S Gardiner, D Mooney; S Ryan, P Camon; S Cleary; C Kiely, S Kinsella, P Murphy; S Dooley, J Mulrooney, J Bergin.
Subs: K Connolly for Camon (35), B Conneelly for Mooney (55), P Guinan for Kinsella (58), L Langton for Murphy (66), S Cleary for Kiely (66).

KERRY: A McCabe; B Murphy, P Kelly, K Carmody; J Diggins, D Dineen, T Murnane; D Collins, J Griffin; B Barrett, P Lucid, S Nolan; J Conway, J Egan, J Goulding.
Subs: M O’Leary for Lucid (29), D Fitzell for Murphy (52), B O’Leary for Conway (55), T Casey for Collins (60).

Referee: Paud O’Dywer (Carlow).


Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Offaly in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round Robin Group, Round 3, at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday next (3pm) shows three changes in personnel and a number of positional changes from the side defeated by Westmeath in Round 2. Jordan Conway, Brandon Barrett and Philip Lucid come into the side in place of Mikey Boyle who is suspended, and the O’Leary brothers, Michael and Brendan.

The team captained by Daniel Collins of Kilmoyley lines out as follows:

1. Aidan McCabe Kilmoyley
2. Jason Diggins Causeway
3. Patrick Kelly Clarecastle
4. Bryan Murphy Causeway
5. Daniel Collins(C) Kilmoyley
6. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley
7. Keith Carmody Causeway
8. Darren Dineen St Brendans
9. John Griffin Lixnaw
10. Jack Goulding Ballyduff
11. Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
12. Jordan Conway Crotta O’Neills
13. John Egan St Brendans
14. Brandon Barrett Causeway
15. Philip Lucid Ballyheigue

Fir Ionaid:

16 Martin Stackpoole Lixnaw
17. Brendan Brosnan Lixnaw
18. John Buckley Lixnaw
19. Jordan Brick Kilmoyley
20. Tommy Casey Causeway
21. Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
22. Dougie Fitzelle Kilmoyley
23. Rory Horgan St Brendans
24. James O’Connor Abbeydorney
25. Michael O’Leary Abbeydorney
26. Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney

Bainistíocht:

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

Additional Players on Panel

Mikey Boyle Ballyduff – Susp
Colum Harty Causeway – Inj
Mike Milner Dr Crokes
Darragh Shanahan Kilmoyley
P J Keane Abbeydorney
Stephen Murphy Causeway
Fionán Horgan St Brendans
Joseph Diggins Causeway

Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Tipperary 3-20 Cork 1-15

Tipperary defeated Cork by 3-20 to 1-15 in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday May 22nd at Semple Stadium Thurles.


McCormack claims 14 points as Tipperary end Cork’s reign in Munster

Munster intermediate hurling championship quarter-final

Tipperary 3-20 Cork 1-15

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium, Thurles for the42.ie

AIDAN MCCORMACK BAGGED 14 points as rampant Tipperary ended Cork’s reign as Munster intermediate hurling champions this afternoon.
Thurles Sarsfields clubman McCormack, a member of Tipp’s extended senior squad, was in excellent form from placed balls at Semple Stadium, hitting 12 of them over the hour.

There was also a two-goal haul in as many minutes in the second half for full-forward Mark Russell, who’s the son of former intercounty football referee Paddy. Tipp led by 0-11 to 0-7 at half-time before cruising to victory after the break.

An 11-point win sets up a semi-final clash with Limerick on 19 June and managed by 2012 All-Ireland minor winning supremo William Maher, Tipp looked impressive. Goalkeeper Brian Hogan beat his opposite number Declan Dalton with a penalty early in the second half, after target-man Russell was fouled, and that goal opened up a 1-11 to 0-8 lead.

Tipp’s lead stretched to eight before Dalton banged home a penalty himself seven minutes into the second half, a cracking drive past Hogan but the award left many supporters in Thurles scratching their heads. Referee Declan O’Driscoll appeared to have spotted a push off the ball and had no hesitation in awarding Cork the penalty, which was hammered home by Dalton.

Cork did get to within four points, 1-12 to 1-16, but that man Russell scored goals in the 49th and 50th minutes to make the game safe for Tipp, ending hopes of three-in-a-row provincial crowns for the Rebels in this grade.

Scorers for Tipperary: Aidan McCormack 0-14 (12f), Mark Russell 2-0, Brian Hogan 1-0 pen, Billy McCarthy 0-3, Sean Ryan, Liam McGrath & Dylan Fitzell 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Noel McNamara 0-5f, Declan Dalton 1-1 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), Patrick O’Rourke 0-3, Kevin Kavanagh, Brian Murray, Kevin O’Neill, Dean Brosnan, Eoin O’Sullivan & Eamon Brosnan 0-1 each.

Tipperary
1. Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha)
2. Ger Fennelly (Ballingarry)
3. Jack Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
4. Paul Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
5. Andrew Coffey (Nenagh Éire Óg)
6. Tom Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty)
7. Sean Ryan (Sean Treacys)
8. Billy McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields)
9. Jack Shelly (Mullinahone – capt.)
10. Liam McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
11. Aidan McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields)
12. Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch)
13. Willie Connors (Kildangan)
14. Mark Russell (Lattin-Cullen)
15. Conor Kenny (Borris-Ileigh)
20. Dylan Fitzell (Cashel King Cormacs) for Shelly (46)
19. Tadhg Gallagher (Kildangan) for McGrath (47)
23. Conor Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields) for Nolan (57)
24. Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers) for Ryan (57)
18. David Sweeney (Kildangan) for Fennelly (58)

Cork
1. Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neill’s)
2. Diarmuid Lester (Bishopstown)
3. Colm Barry (Castlelyons)
4. Darren Browne (Kanturk)
5. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline)
6. Donnacha O’Donovan (Ballinhassig)
7. Cian Buckley (Na Piarsaigh)
8. Brian Murray (Bishopstown – captain)
9. Kevin O’Neill (Watergrasshill)
10. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)
11. Nicky Kelly (Mayfield)
12. Eoin O’Sullivan (Sarsfields)
13. David Drake (Carrigaline)
14. Patrick O’Rourke (Na Piarsaigh)
15. Noel McNamara (Kilworth)
Subs:
20. Rickard Cahalane (Ballymartle) for Barry (h.t.)
23. Sean Hayes (Mallow) for Kelly (h.t.)
24. Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr) for O’Sullivan (37)
22. Eamon Brosnan (Meelin) for O’Neill (45)
17. Greg Murphy (Newcestown) for Kavanagh (57)

Referee: Declan O’Driscoll (Limerick)


Team News

The Tipperary Intermediate Hurling manager William Maher has tonight announced his side to face Cork in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship opening fixture at 2pm tomorrow Sunday, May 22nd in Semple Stadium. There are ten U21 players in the starting fifteen, which is captained by Jack Shelly.

The team lines out as follows –

1. Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha
2. Ger Fennelly – Ballingarry
3. Jack Peters – Kilruane MacDonaghs
4. Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
5. Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg
6. Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
7. Sean Ryan – Sean Treacys
8. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields
9. Jack Shelly (Capt.) – Mullinahone
10. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
11. Aiden McCormack – Thurles Sarsfields
12. Tommy Nolan – Drom & Inch
13. Willie Connors – Kiladangan
14. Mark Russell – Lattin Cullen
15. Conor Kenny – Borris-Ileigh

The Cork Intermediate team to play Tipperary next Sunday in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship has been announced as follows

1. Declan Dalton (Fr O’ Neills)
2. Diarmuid Lester (Bishopstown)
3. Colm Barry (Castlelyons)
4. Darren Browne (Kanturk)
5. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline)
6. Donnacha O’ Donovan (Ballinhassig) Vice Capt
7. Cian Buckley (Na Piarsaigh)
8. Brian Murray (Bishopstown) Capt
9. Kevin O’ Neill (Watergrasshill)
10. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)
11. Nicky Kelly (Mayfield)
12. Eoin O’ Sullivian (Sarsfields)
13. David Drake (Carrigaline)
14. Patrick O’ Rourke (Na Piarsaigh)
15. Noel McNamara (Kilworth)
16. Tommy Wallace (Midleton)
17. Greg Murphy (Newcestown)
18. Ciaran O’ Brien (St Itas)
19. Shane Hegarty (Dungourney)
20. Rickard Cahalane (Ballymartle)
21. Andrew Cagney (Charleville)
22. Eamonn Brosnan (Meelin)
23. Sean Hayes (Mallow)
24. Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr)

Munster SHC Quarter-Final – Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13

Tipperary defeated Cork by 0-22 to 0-13 in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday May 22nd at Semple Stadium Thurles.




Tipperary outclass malfunctioning Cork at Semple Stadium

Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13

Report by John Fogarty from the Irish Examiner

Watched by a 29,114 crowd, Tipperary had too much class and intelligence for a limp Cork at a rain-drenched Semple Stadium this afternoon, writes John Fogarty. A Munster quarter-final to forget, Cork were 11 points down at one stage early in the second half before they staged an all-too-brief rally.

Tipperary managed to go 16 minutes without scoring the second half. It meant little even though Cork strung together four points in a row in that period. Tipperary hardly managed to get out of third gear but what they did was too good for Cork who suffered a systematic malfunction akin to what was seen here in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Galway.

Goal chances were few and far between but there was enough quality from the Tipperary forwards on a day when the likes of Seamus Harnedy and Pa Horgan were reduced to relatively anonymous roles. Cork surprisingly chose to face the wind in the first half and soon found themselves in arrears as Tipperary negated Cork’s sweeper William Egan by splitting balls to the sidelines for their full-forward to chase.

Six yellow cards, three doubles, were shown in the opening period with Cathal Barrett and Bill Cooper fortunate not to pick up red cards for interfering with each other’s helmet. Barry Kelly also chose not to penalise John O’Dwyer for an off-the-ball incident involving Lorcán McLoughlin although O’Dwyer was later booked.

Through a barrage of heavy downfalls, it was Tipperary and O’Dwyer who looked so much sharper. Three beautiful points in the space of two minutes, the last of them coming courtesy of O’Dwyer from an acute angle, gave the home side a 0-7 to 0-1 lead after 16 minutes.

Cork threatened to steady themselves with a Horgan free and a Brian Lawton point from distance but Tipperary resumed normal service and hit four in a row to lead by 0-12 to 0-4. A Horgan free in the 33rd minute ended a 10-minute spell without a score for Cork but it was the brilliant O’Dwyer who finished out the half with a brace of points to hand Tipperary a 0-14 to 0-5 interval advantage.

Scorers for Tipperary: S. Callanan (0-8, 4 frees); J. O’Dwyer (0-7, 2 frees, 1 65); N. McGrath (0-2); Pádraic Maher, B. Maher, J. McGrath, J. Forde, K. Bergin (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: A. Cadogan (0-4); P. Horgan (0-3, frees); C. Lehane (0-2, 1 free); B. Lawton, C. Murphy, S. Harnedy, L. O’Farrell (0-1 each).

TIPPERARY: D. Gleeson; C. Barrett, J. Barry, M. Cahill; S. Kennedy, R. Maher, Pádraic Maher; B. Maher (c), M. Breen; S. Curran, D. McCormack, N. McGrath; J. O’Dwyer, S. Callanan, J. McGrath
Subs for Tipperary: J. Forde for N. McGrath (53); Patrick Maher for S. Curran (56); N. O’Meara for J. O’Dwyer, K. Bergin for M. Breen (both 64).

CORK: A. Nash; D. Cahalane, M. Ellis, C. O’Sullivan; L. McLoughlin, C. Joyce, C. Murphy; D. Kearney, W. Egan; B. Cooper, C. Lehane, B. Lawton; A. Cadogan, S. Harnedy (c), P. Horgan
Subs for Cork: A. Walsh for D. Kearney (32); K. Burke for C. O’Sullivan (41); L. O’Farrell for P. Horgan (54); J. Cronin for B. Cooper (59).

Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)




Team News

Starting out in defence of their provincial title the Tipperary side to face Cork in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday next, May 22nd at 4pm in Semple Stadium has just been announced by manager Michael Ryan.

In his side, Michael has granted Championship debuts to four players as Tipperary’s journey in this seasons championship gets under way. Seamus Kennedy, Sean Curran, Dan McCormack and John McGrath all line out for their first taste of Senior Championship action in what will also be Michael Ryan’s first Championship match as manager.

The starting 15 lines out as follows –

1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields
5. Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s
6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh
9. Michael Breen – Ballina
10. Sean Curran – Mullinahone
11. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
12. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule
14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch
15. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney

The Cork team to play Tipperary in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship next Sunday has been announced as follows.

1. Anthony Nash Kanturk
2. Damian Cahalane St Finbarrs
3. Mark Ellis Millstreet
4. Conor O’Sullivan Sarsfield
5. Lorcan McLoughlin Kanturk
6. Christoper Joyce Na Piarsaigh
7. Cormac Murphy Mallow
8. Daniel Kearney Sarsfield
9. William Egan Kilbrin
10. Bill Cooper Youghal)
11. Conor Lehane Midleton
12. Brian Lawton Castlemartyr
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Seamus Harnedy St Itas Capt
15. Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers
Subs:
16. Patrick Collins Ballinhassig
17. Killian Burke Midleton
18. Michael Russell Aghada
19. Stephen Murphy Blackrock
20. Sean O’Donoghue Inniscarra
21. Aidan Walsh Kanturk
22. Niall Cashman Blackrock
23. Paul Haughney Midleton
24. Luke O’Farrell Midleton
25. John Cronin Lisgoold
26. William Leahy Aghada


Ticket Information

Adult Covered Stand: €25
Adult Uncovered Stand: €20
Adult Terrace: €15
(Tipperary have been allocated the Killinan End terrace, Cork the Town End terrace)
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Under 16’s: €5

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TIPPERARY v CORK
It remains one of hurling’s biggest attractions, having delivered some remarkable contests in a rivalry which began in Buttevant on 27 May 1888. The intervening 128 years have seen the counties meet in 83
championship games, with Tipperary holding the tiniest advantage, having won 38 to Cork’s 37, with seven draws and one abandoned game.
Tipperary have beaten Cork in six of their last seven championship games since 2007 (the exception was 2010 when Cork easily won a Munster quarter-final clash before Tipperary recovered and won the All-Ireland title). Prior to 2007, Cork had won the previous five championship clashes with Tipperary.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2014: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2012: Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24 (Munster semi-final)
2011: Tipperary 3-22 Cork 0-23 (Munster quarter-final)
2010: Cork 3-15 Tipperary 0-14 (Munster quarter-final)
2009: Tipperary 1-19 Cork 0-19 (Munster quarter-final)

MOST RECENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11 (2014 All-Ireland semi-final, Croke Park) Cork, beaten All-Ireland finalists in 2013, won the 2014 Munster title but were well beaten by Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Tipperary led by 1-7 to 0-8 at half-time and increased their advantage in the second-half to run out ten point winners. Seamus Callanan (2-4) and John O’Dwyer (0-6) provided 2-10 of Tipperary’s total.

MOST RECENT CLASH
Tipperary 2-27 Cork 2-15 (Allianz HL 20 March 2016, Semple Stadium)
Tipperary led by 0-13 to 0-10 at half-time and extended their lead by a further nine points in a low-key second-half.



2016 ALLIANZ LEAGUE
Tipperary: 4th 1A – lost quarter-final to Clare. (Played 6, Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 3)
Cork: 6th 1A – won relegation play-off with Galway (Played 6, Won 1, Lost 5)

DID YOU KNOW?
Cork’s last championship win over Tipperary in Semple Stadium was in 2006 when then won the Munster final by 2-14 to 1-14.

THE ROAD AHEAD
The winners will play Limerick in the Munster semi-final on June 19; the losers head for the qualifiers on July 2.

MANAGEMENT
Both are under new management with Michael Ryan (Tipperary) and Kieran Kingston (Cork) in their first season, having replaced Eamon O’Shea and Jimmy Barry-Murphy respectively.



Match Programme

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