All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay – Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 2-17

Kilkenny defeated Waterford by 2-19 to 2-17 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay on Saturday August 13th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

All Ireland SHC Semi-Final replay

Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 2-17

By Ciaran Gallagher at Semple Stadium for

Champions Kilkenny remain on course for a three-in-a-row bid after claiming a narrow two-point All-Ireland semi-final replay win over Waterford in Semple Stadium.

Derek McGrath’s Waterford came inches away from sending the game to extra-time when a Pauric Mahony free fell into the hands of Kilkenny keeper Eoin Murphy in injury-time. But Waterford hearts were broken once again as Richie Hogan fired over an insurance point moments later before referee James McGrath blew the final whistle on a dramatic Thurles tie.

The game had started in a frantic fashion with both sides finding the net twice within the opening 20 minutes. Colin Fennelly raised two green flags inside 10 minutes for the Cats, with those scores bookended by goals from Waterford’s Austin Gleeson and Jake Dillon. Kilkenny led by three at half-time and retained their lead all the way through the second half, despite going 18 minutes without a score at one stage.

Waterford found themselves just one point down after 73 minutes after inspirational sub Maurice Shanahan nailed a score. And it looked as though the game could well finish level and head to extra-time. But just like last week when Walter Walsh and Conor Fogarty came to the rescue, Kilkenny found a way to survive – and this time claim victory.

Cody’s late call to start Liam Blanchfield instead of John Power made an immediate impact as he opened after just a minute. But Waterford soon hit back with Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh’s handpass putting Gleeson through to fire to the bottom right-hand corner of Eoin Murphy’s net after less than five minutes.

Gleeson fired over a quick point straight afterwards, but the Cats were quick to strike back. Colin Fennelly and Walter Walsh combined for both of Kilkenny’s goal, the first coming after seven minutes with Fennelly firing to the bottom left-hand corner of the Waterford goal. Walsh set up Fennelly again three minutes later to finish to the opposite corner past Stephen O’Keeffe.

The Déise goal was nearly breached for a third time after 23 minutes following a slaloming solo run from TJ Reid but O’Keeffe did well to deny the Ballyhale Shamrocks flyer. At this stage, with Kilkenny 2-2 to 1-2 up, it looked as though Kilkenny had absorbed Waterford’s early blows to steal all the momentum.

But Gleeson was a towering presence in the middle third, roving around the centre-forward position. Jamie Barron quickly followed that up before Waterford struck for their second goal in a fantastic team move just before the 20-minute mark. Kevin Moran played a through ball into the hands of Stephen Bennett, who quickly fed Jake Dillon to fire home.

Blanchfield continued to be a profitable introduction for Cody, hitting three first-half points, and a run of five points in seven minutes left them up at the break, 2-10 to 2-7, as Waterford had to rely on two Mahony points to keep them ticking over.

Shanahan and Gleeson dragged Waterford back into the game in the second half. Mahony’s frees kept them ticking over while Kilkenny misfired during their barren period. But just as it looked like they would drag the game into extra-time Mahony’s distance failed him as Murphy leapt to claim the sliotar. Hogan was on hand at the end of a next Cats move as Cody’s side booked their third All-Ireland final appearance on the bounce.

Scorers for Kilkenny: C Fennelly 2-1, TJ Reid 0-7 (6fs), R Hogan 0-4, L Blanchfield 0-3, P Walsh 0-2, E Larkin 0-1, W Walsh 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-9 (7fs), A Gleeson 1-2, J Dillon 1-0, Shane Bennett 0-2, J Barron 0-2, M Shanahan 0-2.

Kilkenny: E Murphy; P Murphy, J Holden, S Prendergast; P Walsh, M Bergin, C Buckley; C Fogarty, M Fennelly; W Walsh, TJ Reid, L Blanchfield; E Larkin, C Fennelly, R Hogan
Subs: L Ryan for M Fennelly (59), J Farrell for M Bergin (60), J Power for W Walsh (blood) (60-66), K Kelly for L Blanchfield (73).

Waterford: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, B Coughlan, N Connors; T De Burca, A Gleeson, Philip Mahony; J Barrron, C Gleeson; K Moran, Shane Bennett, M Walsh; Pauric Mahony, J Dillon, Stephen Bennett
Subs: M Shanahan for Stephen Bennett (47), P Curran for Shane Bennett (54), T Devine for J Dillon (60).

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Team News

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to face Kilkenny this Saturday in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Replay has being named as below.

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Conners (Passage)
5. Tadgh de Burca (Clashmore Kinsalebeg)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)
8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
17. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)
10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
20. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
14. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)
15. Colin Dunford (Colligan)

Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy, Paul Murphy, Joey Holden, Shane Prendergast (cpt),Padraig Walsh, Kieran Joyce, Cillian Buckley, Conor Fogarty, Michael Fennelly, Walter Walsh, TJ Reid, John Power, Jonjo Farrell, Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan.
Substisutes: Richie Reid, Jackie Tyrrell, Robert Lennon, Conor O’Shea, Lester Ryan, Eoin Larkin, Conor Martin, Kevin Kelly, Mark Bergin, Liam Blanchfield, Michael Malone.

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They meet in a championship replay for the first time since 1959 when Waterford won the All-Ireland final by 3-12 to 1-10 in what remains their sole championship win over Kilkenny. The sides finished level in the 2013 qualifiers, before Kilkenny won in extra-time.
It’s the first All-Ireland semi-final replay since 2003 when Cork beat Wexford by 3-17 to 2-7 in Croke Park.

Kilkenny 1-25 Dublin 0-16 (Leinster semi-final)
Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22 (Leinster final)
Kilkenny 1-21 Waterford 0-24 (All-Ireland semi-final)

TJ Reid 0-31 (0-24 frees, 0-3 ’65)
JJ Farrell 2-9
Richie Hogan 0-9
Walter Walsh 1-5
Conor Fogarty 0-6
Michael Fennelly 0-4
Cillian Buckley 0-2
Colin Fennelly 0-2
Padraig Walsh 0-1
Lester Ryan 0-1
John Power 0-1
Eoin Larkin 0-1
Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13 (Munster final)
Waterford 0-21 Wexford 0-11 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
Waterford 0-24 Kilkenny 1-21 (All-Ireland semi-final)

Pauric Mahony 0-34 (0-24 frees, 0-1 ‘65)
Austin Gleeson 0-15 (0-3 l/b)
Maurice Shanahan 1-5
Patrick Curran 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Kevin Moran 0-4
Shane Bennett 0-3
Jamie Barron 0-2
Jake Dillon 0-4
Brian O’Halloran 0-2
Michael Walsh 0-2
Philip Mahony 0-1
Darragh Fives 0-1

This will be the 13th championship meeting between Kilkenny and Waterford. Kilkenny won nine of the previous twelve to Waterford’s one while there were two draws. Waterford’s sole success came in the 1959 All-Ireland final replay.

2016: Kilkenny 1-21 Waterford 0-24 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2015: Kilkenny 1-21 Waterford 0-18 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2013: Kilkenny 1-22 Waterford 2-16 after extra-time (Round 3 Qualifiers)
2011: Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 1-16 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2009: Kilkenny 2-23 Waterford 3-15 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2008: Kilkenny 3-30 Waterford 1-13 (All-Ireland final)
2004: Kilkenny 3-12 Waterford 0-18 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1998: Kilkenny 1-11 Waterford 1-10 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1963: Kilkenny 4-17 Waterford 6-8 (All-Ireland final)
1959: Waterford 3-12 Kilkenny 1-10 (All-Ireland final replay)
1959: Waterford 1-17 Kilkenny 5-5 (All-Ireland final draw)
1957: Kilkenny 4-10 Waterford 3-12 (All-Ireland final)

2014 All-Ireland final: Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14
2014 Leinster semi-final: Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17
2013 Leinster semi-final: Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 0-16
2012 All-Ireland final: Kilkenny 3-22 Galway 3-11
2004 All-Ireland quarter-final: Kilkenny 1-11 Clare 0-9

2014 Munster quarter-final: Cork 0-28 Waterford 0-14
2010 Munster final: Waterford 1-16 Cork 1-13 (aet)
2009 Munster semi-final: Waterford 0-25 Limerick 0-17
2007 All-Ireland quarter-final: Waterford 2-17 Cork 0-20
2003 Munster semi-final: Waterford 1-12 Limerick 0-13

Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship – Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup Semi-Final – Kerry 2-19 Down 1-15

Kerry defeated Down by 2-19 to 1-15 in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship – Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup Semi-Final on Saturday August 13th at St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge.

Leen strike seals Kerry’s final date

All-Ireland MHC ‘B’ semi-final Kerry 2-19 Down 1-15

Kerry remain on course for a five-in-row of minor hurling ‘B’ titles after a hard-fought victory over a battling Down side at Newbridge on Saturday.

Kerry laid the foundations for victory with a solid first-half performance, in which they struck for a goal in the 15th minute when Shane Conway drove through and passed to Barry O’Mahony who drilled to the net.

This helped the Kingdom to a 1-12 to 0-7 half-time lead and Down were reduced to 14 players early in the second half when Callum Smyth received a second yellow. Despite this, they rallied strongly and a 40th-minute Conor McCrickard goal saw the reduced deficit to two points. However, Kerry regrouped and Eric Leen crowned a fine second-half display by side-footing home soccer style with five minutes left.

Scorers –
Kerry: B O’Mahony 1-5 (2fs); E Leen 1-3; S Conway 0-4 (2f, 1 ’65); C Sheehy 0-3; B McAuliffe, M O’Connor, M McCarthy, T O’Connor 0-1 each

Down: C McCrickard 1-5 (2f), R McCrickard 0-6 (5f), D Sands 0-3, D McCartney 0-1.

Kerry: A O’Sullivan, B McAuliffe, C O’Keeffe, E Murphy, G Fennessy, L Mullins, T Quinlan, C Galway, S Conway, C Sheehy, E Leen, D Goulding, P O’Mahony, B O’Mahony, M O’Connor
Subs: T O’Connor for Quinlan (34): M McCarthy for Goulding (46m): G Carey for Galway (51m)

Down: C McLornan, E Kelly, P Branagan, J Carlin, C Smyth, E Coulter, D Og Rooney, R McCrickard, T Murray, C McCrickard, D McCartney, P Miskimmon, D Sands, A Mee, S McKey
Subs: N Fitzsimmons for Miskimmon (48m): M Napier for Rooney (50m): C McPolin for Fitzsimmons (60m)

Ref: J Murphy (Limerick)

Team News

The Kerry Minor Hurling Team to play Down in the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling B Championship Semi Final in Newbridge on Saturday at 1:30pm is as follows:

1 Adam O’Sullivan Crotta O’Neills
2 Philip Maunsell Kilmoyley
3 Conor O’Keeffe Lixnaw
4 Evan Murphy Causeway
5 Gearoíd Fennessy Kilgarvan
6 Liam Mullins Lixnaw
7 Thomas Quinlan Crotta O’Neills
8 Conor Galwey Ballyheigue
9 Shane Conway (C) Lixnaw
10 Coilin Sheehy Lixnaw
11 Eric Leen St Brendans
12 Micheál McCarthy Kenmare
13 Padraig O’Mahony St Brendans
14 Barry O’Mahony Crotta O’Neills
15 Maurice O’Connor Kilmoyley
Fir Ionaid:
16 Robert Silles Lixnaw
17 Darragh Behan Crotta O’Neills
18 Darragh Goulding Ballyduff
19 Gary Carey Causeway
20 Nial O’Mahony Abbeydorney
21 Tomás O’Connor Crotta O’Neills
22 Jeaic McKenna Crotta O’Neills
23 Bryan McAuliffe Lixnaw
24 Ciarán Breen Tralee Parnells

Additional Panel Members:
25 Adrian Nolan St Brendans
26 Shane O’Mahony St Brendans
27 Gerard Leen Causeway
28 Chris Creedon Kilgarvan
29 Brandon Conway Crotta O’Neills
30 Jack O’Sullivan Ballyduff
31 Sean O’Donoghue Crotta O’Neills
32 Geroid O’Mahony Causeway

Bainisteoir: John Hennessy (Ballyduff)
Róghnoirí: Jerome O’Sullivan (Crotta O’Neills), Eamonn Fitzgearld (Causeway), John Healy (Ballyheigue).
Treánalaí: John Barry (St Senans)

Fixture Details

Saturday August 13
Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship – Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup Semi-Final
Down v Kerry, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 1.30pm
Referee: Johnny Murphy (Limerick)
(ET if necessary)

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Final – Cork 0-19 Wexford 0-15

Cork defeated Wexford by 0-19 to 0-15 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Final on Saturday August 13th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Cork pull out all the stops to see off Wexford in extra time

Compiled by Daragh Ó Conchúir on behalf of the Camogie Association

Cork 0-19 Wexford 0-15
(after extra time)

CORK displayed all the traits that have won them the last two Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie titles to finally put a gritty Wexford away after extra time.

There had never been more than two points between the teams and they were deadlocked after 70 minutes on 0-14 apiece.
Kate Kelly lofted a mammoth score from a free in the middle of the field soon after the resumption and the 36-year-old’s eighth point pushed Wexford ahead.

They weren’t to score again though as Cork finally opened up and registered the last five points. Orla Cotter made it level for the 11th time from a free before Cork profited from the increasing space with points from Katrina Mackey, the magnificent Hannah Looney, Mackey and dual star Briege Corkery.

Aoife Murray made a late save from Chloe Foxe and Cork’s place in the decider on September 11 was assured. It was the only time there had been daylight between two well-matched outfits.

Cork skipper Ashling Thompson had another typically industrious performance and the Milford star had the ball over the bar after just 45 seconds, shortening the grip well and finishing off her left on the run after first blocking an attempted clearance by Sarah O’Connor on the 45.

Wexford attempted to leave space in front of the full-forward line and in particular goal machine Úna Leacy – who had Cork’s other dual hero Rena Buckley in close attendance at all times, while Laura Treacy was Kate Kelly’s escort. Cork were looking to adopt similar tactics and the result was a congested middle third.

When the sliotar did travel goalwards though, it was the defences that were on top but in the end, Wexford were heavily reliant on Kelly for scores from placed balls, while Cork scored 16 points from play. Gemma O’Connor and Thompson were very prominent as Cork went 3-1 ahead but the excellent newcomer, Emma Walsh scored from almost 65m as Wexford fought back.

Corkery, Thompson and Looney hit points for Cork, Linda Bolger, Úna Leacy – after a trademark catch from a Kelly delivery – and Kelly did the business at the other end. There were few goal opportunities but Wexford’s Mags D’Arcy was the busier of the custodians and she made one vital intervention to deny Amy O’Connor.

The teams went in at the break on 0-8 apiece but as tight as that opening period was, the second was cagier again, producing only six points in total. Corkery was denied a goal by D’Arcy while at the other end, Úna Leay struck the side-netting with a rare opportunity.
Pamela Mackey and Walsh were among the leading personalities but it looked like Cork had done enough when Cotter landed a couple of frees to put Paudie Murray’s outfit 0-11 to 0-9 clear.

Wexford threw everything at them in the closing moments though and after Kelly raised another white flag, Katrina Parrock arced over another equaliser, with just eight seconds of the three minutes of injury time remaining. The shackles finally came off in the added 20 minutes, although weariness undoubtedly contributed to the increased space.

The game provided three points in the opening three minutes, including a peach from Mary Leacy, while D’Arcy had to be alert to save from Amy O’Connor but once more, they ended a period of play on parity. Then Kelly shot her brilliant score and you wondered if that might inspire the Model County women, like has been the case so often.
Instead, it was Cork who found another level.

SCORERS FOR CORK: O Cotter 0-5 (2fs, 1 45); H Looney 0-4; K Mackey, B Corkery 0-3 each; A Thompson 0-2; E O’Sullivan, P Mackey 0-1 each

SCORERS FOR WEXFORD: K Kelly 0-8(7fs, 1 45), Ú Sinnott 0-1, E Walsh 0-2, Ú Leacy 0-1, K Parrock 0-2, M Leacy 0-1

CORK: A Murray, L O’Sullivan, R Buckley, L Treacy, M Cahalane, G O’Connor, P Mackey, O Cotter, A Thompson, H Looney, O Cronin, K Mackey, A O’Connor, B Corkery, E O’Sullivan.
Subs: J Hosford for Cronin (70)

WEXFORD: M D’Arcy, K Atkinson, S Nolan, C Storey, S O’Connor, M Leacy, D Codd, E Walsh, Shelly Kehoe, Ú Sinnott, K Parrock, Stacey Kehoe, K Kelly, Ú Leacy, L Bolger.
Subs: C Foxe for Sinnott (48), L O’Leary for Codd (70+1), Sinnott forBolger (79)

REFEREE: O Elliott (Antrim)

Team News

Cork Management have named their team for Saturdays clash with Wexford in the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Camogie Championship Semi Finals. Paudie Murray and Selector have named an unchanged starting fifteen from the side that began their final group game victory over Limerick at CIT.

The Cork team lines out as follows –

1. Aoife Murray
2. Pamela Mackey
3. Laura Treacy
4. Leanne O’Sullivan
5. Méabh Cahalane
6. Gemma O’Connor
7. Rena Buckley
8. Ashling Thompson
9. Orla Cotter
10. Hannah Looney
11. Orla Cronin
12. Eimear O’Sullivan
13. Amy O’Connor
14. Briege Corkery
15. Katrina Mackey

Ticket Information

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