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TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final – Cork 3-17 Cavan 1-3

Cork defeated Cavan by 3-17 to 1-3 in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 20th at Birr.

Cork 3-17 Cavan 1-3

Cork’s quest for a sixth successive TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC title remains on track after a superior second-half performance saw off Cavan in Birr early on Saturday afternoon.

While Ephie Fitzgerald’s side, playing into a stiff breeze in the first half, fell behind to a Caitríona Smith goal inside 13 seconds, they responded to lead by a point at half-time. Goals soon after the restart from sub Rhona Ní Bhuachalla and then captain Ciara O’Sullivan put them in a commanding position, with Cavan struggling to make headway in the second period.

The Ulster runners-up competed very well in the first half, with some excellent defending frustrating Cork, who were short of their usually imperious standards. Cavan also benefited from the best possible start as Rosie Crowe gained possession from the throw-in and exchanged passes with captain Sinéad Greene. Though the latter’s shot was blocked, Smith was on hand to send home the rebound.
While it took Cork a while to get going – full-back Bríd Stack got forward to eventually open their account in the ninth minute – they were ahead by 0-4 to 1-0 when Áine O’Sullivan pointed on 13.

Neasa Byrd and Smith put Cavan in front again only for Finn and Stack to reply for Cork, but while Aisling Doonan levelled for the Breffni County on 25, Finn’s third had Cork 0-7 to 1-3 up going in at the break.

Ní Bhuchalla, a half-time sub, made her presence felt by setting up a point for Annie Walsh and then she was there to send the loose ball home after Clodagh Doonan had made a great save to deny Ciara O’Sullivan following good work by Áine O’Sullivan.

Ciara O’Sullivan struck then, a marvellous individual goal with Doonan unlucky as she got a hand to the shot. From there, though, Cork were rampant as the points continued to come, with subs Orlagh Farmer, Hannah Looney and Eimear Scally all getting on the scoresheet too. Finn put a gloss on the scoreboard when she palmed home Ní Bhuachalla’s pass on 51, giving her a final tally of 1-4.
Cork await either Monaghan or Kerry in the semi-final.

Scorers –
Cork: O Finn 1-4 (0-4f), R Ní Bhuachalla 1-2, C O’Sullivan 1-1, O Farmer, A Walsh, B Stack 0-2 each, B Corkery, H Looney, E Scally, Á O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
Cavan: C Smith 1-1, A Doonan (0-1f), N Byrd 0-1 each.

CORK: M O’Brien; R Phelan, B Stack, M Ambrose; S Kelly, D O’Reilly, V Foley; B Corkery, A Walsh; R Buckley, C O’Sullivan, J O’Shea; L Coppinger, Á O’Sullivan, O Finn.
Subs: R Ní Bhuachalla for Á O’Sullivan (half-time), O Farmer for O’Shea (34), H Looney for Coppinger (41), E Meaney for Ambrose (45), E Scally for Finn (52)

CAVAN: C Doonan; S Lynch, R Jordan, J Moore; S Greene, L Fitzpatrick, S Reilly; D English, R Crowe; N Byrd, S O’Sullivan, R O’Keeffe; N Halton, A Doonan, C Smith.
Subs: A Kiernan for Lynch (35) R Doonan for Byrd, R Talbot for Smith (injured) (both 43).
Referee: S Mulvihill (Kerry)

TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final – Monaghan 6-17 Kerry 1-16

Monaghan defeated Kerry by 6-17 to 1-16 in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 20th at Birr.

Monaghan 6-17 Kerry 1-16

Seven unanswered points coming up to half-time were the catalyst as Monaghan eased clear of Kerry the second half of their TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final in St Brendan’s Park in Birr on Saturday.

Leading by four points at half-time, 1-10 to 0-9, Monaghan added another 2-3 before the Kingdom opened their second-half account, ensuring that they advance to a semi-final tie with holders Cork.

Early on, Kerry had made use of the wind at their backs as Sarah Houlihan, Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh and Laura Rogers were among the points as they built a 0-5 to 0-2 lead. The Ulster champions drew level though when Laura McEneaney profited from good play by Mohan and McAnespie to score a lovely goal in the tenth minute, but points from Lorraine Scanlon and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh had put Kerry 0-8 to 1-3 in front again. They were left to rue a brilliant Cathriona McKenna save to deny Ní Mhuircheartaigh, however.

Monaghan managed to necklace together a series of well-taken scores, with Caoimhe Mohan beginning the run and Ciara McAnespie, Cora Courtney (two frees), a pair from Ellen McCarron and Mohan again had them five in front. While Sarah Houlihan’s third point from Kerry did reduce the gap slightly before half-time, Monaghan’s start to the second half ensured that they were put in a commanding position. McCarron’s fourth from play was followed by Mohan’s third and then centre-back Sharon Courtney got forward well, a wonderful swivel giving her space before a super low finish to the corner.

Ciara McAnespie put ten points between the teams before Therese Scott made Kerry’s task harder with the third Monaghan goal. Houlihan, sub Anna Galvin and Rogers had three Kerry points in response but, after McCarron and Mohan pointed for Monaghan, the Munster runners-up lost midfielder Bernie Breen to a red card.

Wing-back Denise Hallissey did provide a glimmer of hope when her speculative effort crept in to reduce the deficit to eight points with as many minutes left while Ní Mhuircheartaigh went close, but Monaghan closed out the game well. Midfielder Eimear McAnespie scored a late goal after Cora Courtney’s brilliant pass and her sister Ciara added a fine individual effort before setting up Rosemary Courtney for a sixth green flag. By the end, they were 16-point winners, setting up the tie with Cork on September 3.

Scorers –
Monaghan: E McCarron, C Mohan 0-5 each, C McAnespie 1-3, C Courtney 0-4f, L McEneaney, S Courtney, T Scott, E McAnespie, R Courtney 1-0 each.

Kerry: Ní Mhuircheartaigh 0-6 (0-3f), S Houlihan 0-4 (0-3f), D Hallissey 1-0, L Rogers, L Scanlon, A Galvin 0-2 each.

MONAGHAN: C McKenna; R McKenna, J Fitzpatrick, L Ward; A McAnespie, S Courtney, G McNally; C Courtney, E McAnespie; L McEneaney, E McCarron, T Scott; C McAnespie, C Mohan, R Courtney.
Subs: N Callan for Ward (37), L Jones for Mohan (51), M Atkinson for L McEneaney (57).

KERRY: E Murphy; A O’Connell, A Desmond, C Murphy; D Hallissey, C Kelly, E Lynch; B Breen, E Sherwood; K O’Sullivan, L Scanlon, J Lynch; S Houlihan, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh, L Rogers.
Subs: A Leonard for E Lynch, A Galvin for J Lynch (36), A Brosnan for Sherwood (49), P Dennehy for Rogers (50), M O’Connell for Houlihan (54).

Referee: J Niland (Sligo)

TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Quarter-Final – Tipperary 5-13 Wicklow 0-3

Tipperary defeated Wicklow by 5-13 to 0-3 in the TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday August 20th at St.Lomans Pitch Mullingar.

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TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final – Clare 2-9 Tyrone 1-4

Clare defeated Tyrone by 2-9 to 1-4 in the TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 20th at St. Lomans Mullingar.

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Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 A Championship Semi-Final – Waterford 5-25 Antrim 1-8

Waterford defeated Antrim by 5-25 to 1-8 in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 A Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 20th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

BGE U21 Semi-Final: Waterford cruise to victory

Waterford 5-25 Antrim 1-8

By Cian O’Connell at Semple Stadium for

There was never any sign of a shock as a star studded Waterford cruised to a convincing win in Thurles. Antrim were spirited throughout, but Waterford, with Patrick Curran effective, had sufficient character and class registering a comfortable triumph.

Despite playing into the teeth of a strong breeze Waterford quickly seized control reeling off 2-5 without reply. Austin Gleeson was splendid at centre back, drilling a brilliant point which was followed by scores from Patrick Curran and Stephen Bennett.

Tom Devine pounced for a 12th minute goal for a dominant Waterford, who were dictating the agenda early on. In the 16th minute Waterford bagged a second major when Antrim corner back Eoin McManus, under duress from Stephen Bennett, put the sliotar into his own net.

Saul McCaughan eventually ended an 18th minute search for an Antrim score and the Saffrons rallied briefly. Waterford, though, weren’t overly concerned as Patrick Curran batted a third goal following a Ryan Elliott save from a Stephen Bennett shot. When the interval eventually rolled around Sean Power’s immensely promising Waterford side led by 3-10 to 0-6.

McCaughan drilled a goal for Antrim within 90 seconds of the restart, but Waterford responded once more. Gleeson’s 44th minute pass was gathered by Curran and his cute pass released Stephen Bennett, who rattled the Antrim net. From then until the bitter end Antrim battled, but Waterford closed out the deal with the minimum of fuss.

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran 2-7 (4fs), T Devine 1-2, Stephen Bennett 1-1, DJ Foran 0-4, M Kearney 0-4 (1 sideline), E McManus 1-0 (OG), A Gleeson 0-2, Shane Bennett 0-1, M O’Brien 0-1, A Farrell 0-1, P Hogan 0-1, J Fagan 0-1.

Scorers for Antrim: S McCaughan 1-4 (3fs), M Connolly 0-2 (1f), D Nugent 0-1, D McMullan 0-1 (f).

Waterford: G Power; W Hahessy, C Gleeson, D Lyons; M Harney, A Gleeson, C Prunty; C Roche, Shane Bennett; Stephen Bennett, T Devine, M O’Brien; M Kearney, DJ Foran, P Curran
Subs: P Hogan for Shane Bennett (17 mins), A Farrell for Roche (39 mins), B O’Keefe for Lyons (42 mins), J Fagan for Devine (44 mins), D Ryan for Gleeson (50 mins).

Antrim: R Elliott; G Walsh, T Burns, E McManus; D McMullan, P Burke, R McCambridge; C Ross, A Delargy; M Connolly, D Nugent, J O’Connell; S McCaughan, TT Butler, R McKee.
Subs: J Connolly for Ross (25 mins), R Gillan for Walsh (40 mins), C McNaughton for Nugent (43 mins), C McAllister for O’Connell (47 mins), R Delargy for McManus (52 mins)

Referee: D Hughes (Carlow)

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Team News

The Waterford Under 21 Hurling Team to face Antrim in the All Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday in Thurles at 4pm has been named!

1. Gavin Power (Dungarvan)
2. William Hahessy (Clonea)
3. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)
4. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
5. Míchéal Harney (Bunmahon)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Conor Prunty (Abbeyside)
8. Mark O’Brien (Ferrybank)
9. Michael Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)
10. DJ Foran (Portlaw)
11. Tom Devine (Modeligo)
12. Colm Roche (Shamrocks)
13. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
14. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
15. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 B Championship – Richie McElligott Cup Semi-Final – Meath 1-21 Kerry 1-12

Meath defeated Kerry by 1-21 to 1-12 in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 B Championship – Richie McElligott Cup Semi-Final on Saturday August 20th at Trim.

BGE Under 21 B Hurling Championship Semi Final

Kerry 1-12 Meath 1-21

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A physically stronger Meath side qualified for the BGE Under 21 B Hurling final with a comprehensive 9 points victory over Kerry at Trim this afternoon. Kerry were dealt a blow before the start when they had to line out without the injured Keith Carmody and Michael O’Leary and the loss of these two influential players was a sorely felt throughout the game. Kerry also wasted many scoring opportunities throughout the hour and had 14 wides to their discredit.

The sides traded points right throughout the first half before Jordan Conway found the net on the stroke of half time to give Kerry a 1-9 to 0-8 lead at the break. However Meath took over in the second half outscoring the visitors by 1-13 to 0-2. They had levelled up the game by the 40th minute with three points and followed with a goal in the 43rd minute to take a lead they never relinquished and now go on to meet Mayo, one point conquerors of Roscommon, in the final.

Team News

The Kerry Under 21 Hurling Team to play Meath on Saturday in Trim at 3pm. is unchanged from the side that defeated Donegal in the previous Round.

The Team captained by Keith Carmody is as follows:
1 Stephen Murphy Causeway
2 Fionán Horgan St Brendans
3 Darragh Shanahan Lixnaw
4 Billy Lyons Causeway
5 John Buckley Lixnaw
6 Jason Diggins Causeway
7 Keith Carmody (C) Causeway
8 Philp Lucid Ballyheigue
9 Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
10 Jack Goulding Ballyduff
11 Michael O’Leary Abbeydorney
12 Jordan Brick Kilmoyley
13 Cian Hussey St Brendans
14 Fionán O’Sullivan Kenmare
15 Jordan Conway Crotta O’Neills
Fir Ionaid:
16 David Silles Lixnaw
17 Jason Wallace Lixnaw
18 Daniel O’Carroll Ballyduff
19 Stevie O’Sullivan Abbeydorney
20 Matthew Flaherty Dingle
21 Robert Collins Kilmoyley
22 Cathal Kearney Ballyduff
23 David Egan Abbeydorney
24 John Hussey Ballyduff

Additional Members on the Kerry Panel: Joe Diggins (Causeway, Adrian O’Mahony (Crotta O’Neills), Ronan O’Donovan (Abbeydorney), Brendan Dunne (Ballyheigue), Kieran McCarthy (Kilmoyley), Willie O’Connor (Lixnaw),

Bainisteoír: Ian Brick (Kilmoyley)
Roghnoirí: D.J. Leahy (Causeway), John Lucid (Ballyheigue), Aidan O’Mahony (St Brendans)

Meath: Charlie Brid; Conor Dempsey, Iarla Hughes, Liam Ferguson; Sean Coloe, Ronan Ryan, David Reilly; Luke Martyn, Sean McGrath; Jack Regan, Fergal McCabe, Stefan Kelly; Ryan Moore, Gavin McGowan, Ross Ryan.