All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2B – Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 0-10 in Round 2B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Cork back on track with convincing win against Limerick

Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Goals in either half from Peter Kelleher and captain Paul Kerrigan eased Cork to victory over Limerick in this afternoon’s All-Ireland SFC round 2B qualifier at Semple Stadium, writes Jackie Cahill.

On his first full Championship start, Kelleher could have had a hat-trick but settled for just the one goal as the Leesiders bounced back from their shock Munster SFC semi-final loss to Tipperary to reignite their season. Kerrigan top-scored for Cork with a haul of 1-3, while Collins added five points from play as Peadar Healy’s charges romped to an eight-point win.

Cork were ten points up in stoppage time before Limerick contributed the final two points of the game but in truth, the Shannonsiders were outclassed. Better opposition could have troubled vulnerable Cork this afternoon but with Alan O’Connor tasting championship fare for the first time since the 2015 qualifier defeat to Kildare, the winners had a stranglehold around the middle third.

At opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of senior experience, O’Connor dovetailed well with Ian Maguire and the pair provided the platform for victory, with Kerrigan and Collins buzzing up front.

Cork were 1-6 to 0-4 clear at half-time, with Kelleher netting at the second attempt in the 14th minute. Cork could have had more first half goals but Colm O’Neill’s fifth-minute penalty was well saved by Donal O’Sullivan, Kelleher palmed an effort off the crossbar and Kerrigan blazed wide after cutting through.

Cork were 0-3 to 0-0 clear before Darragh Treacy opened Limerick’s account but John Brudair’s charges wouldn’t score again for 17 minutes and Cork took over to lead by 1-5 to 0-1. Despite having the breeze for the second half, Limerick were on the backfoot as Collins struck a deceptive effort off the crossbar before Kerrigan bagged a brace of points.

Kelleher forced another good save from O’Sullivan but Cork still led by eight points on a couple of occasions; with Limerick only getting as close as six in the second half. Kerrigan netted in stoppage time to add gloss to the final scoreline but vast improvement is needed ahead of next weekend’s latest assignment for Cork.

Scorers for Cork: P Kerrigan 1-3, M Collins 0-5, P Kelleher 1-0, C O’Neill (f), L Connolly (f), J O’Rourke & M Hurley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-4 (3f), D Treacy & I Corbett 0-2 each, S McSweeney (f) & S Buckley 0-1 each.

CORK: R Price; C O’Driscoll, E Cadogan, N Galvin; T Clancy, J Loughrey, B O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, I Maguire; P Kerrigan, M Collins, K O’Driscoll; C O’Neill, P Kelleher, L Connolly
Subs: S Powter for B O’Driscoll (h.t.), D Goulding for O’Neill (46), J O’Rourke for Connolly (49), R Deane for O’Connor (60), M Hurley for K O’Driscoll (65), P Kelly for Kelleher (68).

LIMERICK: D O’Sullivan; P Browne, S Cahill, J McCarthy; P Ranahan, S O’Dea, B Fanning; S Buckley, D Treacy; G Noonan, P Nash, T Childs; H Bourke, I Ryan, S McSweeney
Subs: I Corbett for Childs (27), E Hogan for McSweeney (47), P White for Ranahan (52), P Scanlan for Bourke (55), J Naughton for Nash (63), K Ryan for O’Dea (69).

Referee: N Mooney (Cavan)





Fixture Details

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 2B
Cork v Limerick
Saturday, July 9th
3pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 2
Cork v Wexford
Saturday, July 9th
5pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)


Team News

Cork Senior Football Team

1. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
2. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
5. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)
6. James Loughrey (Mallow)
7. Brian O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Alan O Connor (St Colum’s)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)
10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
13. Colm O Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
Subs:
16. Micheal Martin (Nemo Rangers)
17. Daniel Goulding (Eire Og)
18. John McLoughlin (Kanturk)
19. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
20. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
21. Niall Coakley (St Jude’s)
22. Paddy Kelly (Ballincollig)
23. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
24. Sean Powter (Douglas)
25. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
26. Tom Clancy (Clonakilty)

Limerick senior football management team of John Brudair, Declan Brouder and Mike Fahy has released their starting fifteen and match panel to face Cork this Saturday in their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier against Cork in Semple Stadium at 3pm

The Limerick starting fifteen is as follows: (1) Donal O Sullivan (Monaleen), (2) Johnny McCarthy (St.Kierans), (3) Paudie Browne (Fr. Caseys), (4) Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins), (5) Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), (6) Sean O Dea (Kilteely Dromkeen), (7) Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen), (8) Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), (9) Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest)(Captain), (10) Garrett Noonan (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (11) Peter Nash (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), (12) Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (13) Sean McSweeney (St Kieran’s), (14) Ian Ryan (St Senan’s) and (15) Hugh Bourke (Adare)
Match panel (16) Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffins), (17) Paul White (Rathkeale), (18) Tony McCarthy (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), (19) Seán Flanagan (Castlemahon), (20) Michael Donovan (Galbally), (21) Tommie Childs (Galtee Gaels), (22) Eoin Hogan (Na Piarsaigh), (23) Killian Ryan (Mungret St Pauls), (24) Padraig Scanlon (Glin), (25) Colm Moran (Monaleen) and (26) James Naughton (St Senans).


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They meet in the All-Ireland qualifiers for the first time since 2010 when Cork won a Round 4 clash by two points after extra-time, en route to winning the All-Ireland title. 2010 was the last year that Cork entered the qualifiers in Round 2, having been in all the Munster finals between 2011 and last year. Limerick are seeking their first championship win over Cork since 2003 when they won a Munster quarter-final tie by ten points in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2013: Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8 (Munster quarter-final)
2010: Cork 0-16 Limerick 1-11 AET (Qualifier – Round 4)
2009: Cork 2-6 Limerick 0-11 (Munster final)
2008: Cork 2-9 Limerick 0-12 (Munster semi-final)
2007: Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-7 (Munster quarter-final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
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Clare 0-16 Limerick 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Limerick 2-6 Antrim 0-9 (Qualifier Round 1)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2 – Wexford 0-23 Cork 1-17

Wexford defeated Cork by 0-23 to 1-17 in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


SHC Qualifier: Wexford shock Cork

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Qualifier

WEXFORD 0-23 CORK 1-17

By Declan Rooney at Semple Stadium, Thurles for GAA.ie

Late points from Lee Chin and Liam Og McGovern ensured Wexford’s progression to Round 3 of the hurling qualifiers and to a memorable win over Cork at Semple Stadium. The last win for Wexford over the Rebels in the championship came back in the All-Ireland final of 1956, but when Daniel Kearney goaled for Cork with eight minutes remaining it seemed as if all Wexford’s positive play would be in vain as Cork retook the lead.

But Chin and McGovern kicked on with great scores and added to a 13-point haul from Conor McDonald to take the win. Wexford were good value for their 0-12 to 0-9 lead at half-time, but it was a lead that didn’t look likely after a bright start from Cork.

In fairness to Wexford they got off to a dent start too, but in the first 15 minutes Cork hit six good points from play from six different players as they led by 0-6 to 0-5. Goalkeeper Mark Fanning gave Wexford the lead in the first minute with a long range free, but three of the next four points came from Cork, through Patrick Horgan, Alan Cadagon and Bill Cooper.

Two points from McDonald gave Wexford the lead again, before Seamus Harnedy, Luke O’Farrell and Willian Egan all found their range. But Wexford went on to keep Cork scoreless for the next 21 minutes, a period of time that they hit seven points of their own to take control as they carried a 0-12 to 0-6 lead.

But Cork finished the half with a burst of scores, as Conor Lehane hit two, while Horgan’s free meant there was just three in it at the break. After the restart Horgan showed his prowess from placed balls and his fire soon cut the gap to two points. But Wexford responded with two of their own – the first from corner-back Eoin Moore from long range – to open out a four-point lead again.

Horgan was on the mark for Cork once more in the 42nd minute, but two scores in a row from McDonald and Chin soon settled Wexford again. But Cork came with a strong surge and they hit 1-4 in the space of 13 minutes to take an unlikely lead as Wexford began to hit wides at the other end.

A mistake form Paudie Foley allowed Kearney in for the goal, but crucially Chin responded at the other end with a great point within a few seconds. And that score proved crucial as Dunne’s side pulled clear in the end to seal their progression.

Scorers: Wexford: C McDonald 0-13 (10f), L chin 0-4, L Og McGovern 0-2, J O’Connor 0-1, P Morris 0-1, E Moore 0-1 (1f), M Fanning 0-1 (1f).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-7 (6f), C Lehan 0-3, L O’Farrell 0-3, D Kearney 1-0, B Cooper 0-1, W Egan 0-1, S Harnedy 0-1, A Cadagon 0-1.

Wexford: M Fanning; E Moore, M O’Hanlon, J Breen; D O’Keeffe, P Foley, E Martin; J O’Connor, E Conroy; L Óg McGovern, L Chin, P Doran; P Morris, C McDonald, D Dunne
Subs: H Kehoe for Doran (35), A Kenny for Martin (43), S Donohoe for O’Connor (63), C Dunbar for Moore (66), A Nolan for Morris (73).

Cork: A Nash; C O’Sullivan, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; A Walsh C Joyce, M Ellis; B Cooper, W Egan; L O’Farrell, S Harnedy, J Cronin, A Cadagon P Horgan, C Lehane
Subs: D Kearney for Cronin (31), B Lawton for Cooper (55), S Kingston for Harnedy (60), C Murphy for Joyce (63), M Coleman for McDonnell (68).

Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)







Fixture Details

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 2B
Cork v Limerick
Saturday, July 9th
3pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 2
Cork v Wexford
Saturday, July 9th
5pm @ Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)



Team News

Cork Senior Hurling Team

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
2. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers) (Capt)
3. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
4. Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfield)
5. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
6. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
7. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
9. William Egan (Kilbrin)
10. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton)
11. John Cronin (Lisgoold)
12. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
Subs:
16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Killian Burke (Midleton)
18. Michael Russell (Aghada)
19. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
20. Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk)
21. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
22. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfield)
23. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
24. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
25. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)
26. Shane Kingston (Douglas)


They meet in the qualifiers for a second successive year, with Cork having won last year’s Round 1 clash by 2-22 to 0-20 in Innovate Wexford Park. Patrick Horgan (0-9) and Conor Lehane (1-6) were top scorers for Cork while Ian Byrne was Wexford’s top marksman on 0-12. It’s 60 years since Wexford last beat Cork in the championship, winning the 1956 All-Ireland final by 2-14 to 2-8. The counties have met eight times in the championship since then, with Cork winning seven while there was a draw in the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2012: Cork 3-24 Wexford 2-17 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2004: Cork 1-27 Wexford 0-12 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2003 Cork 3-17 Wexford 2-7 (All-Ireland semi-final replay)
2003: Cork 2-20 Wexford 3-17 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1977: Cork 1-17 Wexford 3-8 (All-Ireland final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Cork 1-26 Dublin 1-23 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)
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Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final)
Wexford 1-21 Offaly 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)


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All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2 – Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15

Clare defeated Limerick by 0-19 to 0-15 in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Tony Kelly and Podge Collins lead the charge as Clare put Limerick to the sword

Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Clare got their All-Ireland bid back on track in convincing fashion after overcoming the stubborn resistance of neighbours Limerick in front of 15,540 spectators at Semple Stadium tonight. Aron Shanagher put the 2013 All-Ireland champions on the scoreboard after just 17 seconds but they would have to wait another 12 minutes to get their next as Limerick settled into their stride.

Shane Dowling (two frees), Kevin Downes and Darragh Donovan sent them 0-4 to 0-1 ahead before John Conlon and Dowling traded points but the Banner assumed total control thereafter, however, and got to grips with Limerick’s ‘grip it and whip it’ long ball style. The Treaty were held scoreless for the remainder of the half as Podge Collins led the charge for Davy Fitzgerald’s side, firing three first-half points while Tony Kelly was unerring from placed balls as they hit nine points without reply.

With Cian Dillon, Brendan Bugler and David McInerney, who surged forward to hit a fine point, tightening the screw and Shane O’Donnell foraging hard in attack and hitting two points, they led by six at the break, 0-11 to 0-5. TJ Ryan’s side started the new half with a purpose as sub Gearóid Hegarty and a Dowling free left four in it but Kelly and O’Donnell stopped their mini-revival.

The sides traded scores throughout and Limerick threatened to make a real game of it going into the last ten minutes when cutting the gap to three, thanks mainly to the best efforts of Diarmaid Byrnes, who shot three second-half points.

But they could never get closer than three points and when Shanagher earned a penalty, which Kelly duly tapped over, it stretched the gap to four. James Ryan’s injury-time point made Clare sweat it out but Kelly was on the mark from play again to seal the win and their place in the last six.

Having only previously beaten Offaly and Laois in the championship since lifting Liam MacCarthy, Clare will be hopeful that they can negotiate their way back to Croke Park for the first time in three years with a quarter-final win.

SCORERS –
Clare – T Kelly 0-9 (5f, 0-1 ’65, 0-1 pen), P Collins and S O’Donnell 0-3 each, A Shanagher, D McInerney, J Conlon and J Browne 0-1 each.
Limerick – S Dowling 0-6 (5f, 0-1 ’65), D Byrnes 0-3, J Ryan 0-2, P Browne, K Downes, G Hegarty and D O’Donovan 0-1 each.

CLARE: A Fahy, P O’Connor, C Dillon, J Browne; O O’Brien, D McInnerney, B Bugler, D Reidy, C Galvin, C Cleary, P Collins, J Conlon; S O’Donnell, T Kelly, A Shanagher
Subs: A Cunningham for J Conlon (47), D Fitzgerald for B Bugler (65).

LIMERICK: N Quaid, T Condon, R McCarthy, R English; D Byrnes, G O’Mahony, P Browne, D O’Donovan, D Hannon, J Ryan, C Lynch; K Downes, S Dowling, G Mulcahy.
Subs: G Hegarty for D Hannon and T Morrissey for D O’Donovan (both half time), S Hickey for P O’Brien (42), B Nash for G Mulcahy (56), A Dempsey for R English (60).

REF – J Owens (Wexford)



Team News

Limerick senior hurling manager TJ Ryan and his management team has released their starting fifteen for this Saturday’s All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier clash with Clare. With a 7pm throw in at Thurles, TJ Ryan’s fifteen will be as follows, 1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)(Captain), 2. Tom Condon (Knockaderry), 3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), 4. Richie English (Doon), 5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), 6. Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock), 7. Paudie O Brien (Kilmallock), 8. Paul Browne (Bruff), 9. Darragh O Donovan (Doon), 10. Declan Hannon (Adare)11. James Ryan (Garryspillane), 12. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13. Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)


This will be their 53rd championship meeting, with Limerick leading 35-16 (one game was drawn) from their previous 52 clashes. Their most recent meeting was a year ago when Limerick won by 1-19 to 2-15 in the Munster quarter-final. Shane Dowling 0-11 and Graeme Mulcahy 1-1 were Limerick’s top scorers while Colin Ryan 0-7 and Aaron Cunningham 2-1 were Clare’s leading marksmen. The counties met in the Allianz League (Div 1B) in Ennis on March 20 last when Clare won by 1-19 to 0-18 to secure the promotion spot. Limerick had Barry Nash sent off just before half-time, an incident that handed the initiative to the home side for whom Barry Duggan on 0-6 (0-5 frees) and Conor McGrath were top scorers. Declan Hannon scored 0-9 (0-8 frees) and Paul Browne 0-4 for Limerick.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Limerick 1-19 Clare 2-15 (Munster quarter-final)
2013: Clare 1-22 Limerick 0-18 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2012: Limerick 3-18 Clare 1-20 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2008: Clare 4-12 Limerick 1-16 (Munster semi-final)
2007: Limerick 1-23 Clare 1-16 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Clare 5-32 Laois 0-12 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)
Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 1-16 (Munster semi-final)
Limerick 1-24 Westmeath 0-18 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)