AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Quarter-Final – Gabriel Rangers (Cork) 2-11 Meelick (Clare) 0-2

Gabriel Rangers (Cork) defeated Meelick (Clare) by 2-11 to 0-2 in the AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday November 6th at Clonakilty.

Waterford Senior Football Championship Final – The Nire 1-17 Ballinacourty 0-8

The Nire defeated Ballinacourty by 1-17 to 0-8 in the Waterford Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday November 6th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Ballyea (Clare) 4-18 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-22

Ballyea (Clare) defeated Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) by 4-18 to 2-22 after extra time in the AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 6th at Cusack Park Ennis.


Munster SHC: Ballyea defeat Thurles in a thriller

Ballyea (Clare) 4-18 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 1-22

After extra-time

Report from GAA.ie

Tony Kelly scored 1-10 as Ballyea staged a dramatic comeback to defeat Thurles Sarsfields at Cusack Park, Ennis. Thurles Sarsfields led by seven points with eight minutes of normal time remaining, but Ballyea, who won their first Clare SHC title a week ago, came storming back.

Kelly was immense, while Clare’s All Star Football nominee Gary Brennan forced extra-time grabbing a brilliant last gasp goal. Despite leaking two goals in the first six minutes, Thurles Sarsfields responded impressively departing at the break 1-11 to 2-4 in front.

Ballyea got off to a flying start with a fourth minute Tony Kelly goal from a penalty followed by a major from Pearse Lillis, who was causing Thurles plenty of problems. The Tipperary standard bearers, though, with Padraic Maher effective at centre back replied and were assisted by a fortuitous 13th minute Aidan McCormack goal.

That came during a Sarsfields burst in which they struck 1-6 without reply as McCormack and Pa Bourke were sharp in attack. Niall Deasy ended an 18 minute search for a Ballyea score, but Thurles still went in four points ahead at the turnaround.

When the action recommenced Pa Bourke continued to be effective for Thurles, who led by 1-15 to 2-6 at the three quarter mark. In the closing stages Kelly narrowed the gap with a string of delightful points before Brennan’s critical intervention.

It was a thrilling encounter with Ballyea, inspired by Kelly, outscoring Thurles 1-3 to 0-2 in the first period of extra-time with Damien Burke netting a 67th minute goal. A wonderful match remained packed with incident as Padraic Maher rattled the Ballyea in the 75th minute net to draw Sarfields level. But Ballyea stayed cool under pressure as Niall Deasy landed a free and a 65 to seal victory for the Clare outfit.

Scorers for Ballyea: T Kelly 1-10 (1-0 pen, 3fs, 165), N Deasy 0-5 (3fs, 165), P Lillis 1-1, D Burke 1-1, G Brennan 1-0, P Connolly 0-1.

Scorers for Thurles Sarsfields: P Bourke 0-9 (6fs), A McCormack 1-4, P Maher 1-0, T Doyle 0-3, C Lanigan 0-2, R Maher 0-1, J Maher 0-1, M O’Brien 0-1, S Cahill 0-1.



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AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Kilmoyley (Kerry) 4-12 Monaleen (Limerick) 0-13

Kilmoyley (Kerry) defeated Monaleen (Limerick) by 4-12 to 0-13 in the AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 6th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



Kilmoyley finally make Munster breakthrough with victory against Monaleen

Report by Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kilmoyley (Kerry) 4-12 Monaleen (Limerick) 0-13

They’ve been knocking since 1971 but yesterday, the door finally opened for Kilmoyley. In all that time, they’ve been playing Munster club hurling at various grades, but had never won a game.

That was until the Kerry senior hurling kingpins cracked the code in the AIB Munster IHC, slaying Monaleen at the Gaelic Grounds, and with 11 points to spare. Victory has set up a final clash with Lismore, who boast Dan and Maurice Shanahan in their ranks, but Kilmoyley won’t fear them.

Some six weeks had passed since they retained their senior title in Kerry, and drew level with Ballyduff on 24 crowns each. And now the next challenge for Kilmoyley is to go one step better than Ballyduff, who lost Munster intermediate finals in 2011 and 2012.

Managing them is Fergie O’Loughlin, brother of Clare legend Ger, and he summoned the Banner spirit of ’95 before throw-in yesterday. O’Loughlin said: “I thought we had a great chance today, our preparation was very good, they bought into it and it’s a fantastic feeling. “My cry inside in the dressing room was that I mentioned Anthony Daly in 1995, that we were no longer going to be the whipping boys in Clare. “That statement needed to be made in Munster for Kerry hurling and Kilmoyley.”

And it was an emphatic statement as Kerry senior captain Daniel Collins led by example, collecting 1-7 while also providing an assist for the first of Maurice O’Connor’s two goals. That was Kilmoyley’s second green flag, after Adrian Royle had pounced earlier, and they led by 2-6 to 0-7 at half-time.

Monaleen, without county senior team selector Brian Geary and new call-up Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, briefly threatened a second half revival but a third goal for Kilmoyley, scored by Collins after a searing run, cut that short. And a fourth goal put the icing on the cake with ten minutes remaining, O’Connor collecting his second to put the seal on a memorable afternoon.

Scorers for Kilmoyley: D Collins (1-7, 4 frees), M O’Connor (2-1), A Royle (1-0), J McGelligott (0-2), R Collins and J Godley (0-1 each).

Scorers for Monaleen: M O’Dwyer (0-8, 7 frees), G Gollins and S Mullane (0-2 each), J Nicholas (0-1).

KILMOYLEY: A McCabe; S Murnane, C Savage, R Collins; S Dowling, T Murnane, D Fitzell; P O’Connor, J Godley; K McCarthy, D Collins, S Maunsell; J Brick, A Royle, M O’Connor
Sub: J McGelligott for Brick (38).

MONALEEN: C O’Dwyer; D Madden, D Cosgrave, J Porter; L Lyons, C O’Brien, D Golden; M Doyle, S Griffin; S Mullane, D Doyle, J O’Dwyer; P Russell, G Collins, M O’Dwyer
Subs: J Nicholas for Doyle (h.t.), D Power for Porter (52), C Sherlock for Mullane (53), D Lehane for O’Brien (59)

Referee: C Lyons (Cork)


AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Glen Rovers (Cork) 0-15 Patrickswell (Limerick) 0-14

Glen Rovers (Cork) defeated Patrickswell (Limerick) by 0-15 to 0-14 in the AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday November 6th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



Munster SHC: Glen Rovers advance

Glen Rovers (Cork) 0-15 Patrickswell (Limerick) 0-14

By Jackie Cahill at the Gaelic Grounds for GAA.ie

Glen Rovers are back in an AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Final for the first time in 40 years. The Cork outfit, who lost at the semi-final stage to Ballygunner last year, went one step better at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick to edge out Patrickswell.

They left it late, however, only getting ahead in the 58th minute through talismanic county forward Patrick Horgan, who collected eight points in total. And Glen Rovers had goalkeeper Cathal Hickey to thank for a couple of cracking second half saves to deny first Thomas O’Brien and later Seanie O’Brien.

Limerick star Cian Lynch also had an early opportunity that he flashed wide and on a day when Patrickswell should have had at least two goals, they failed to register a green flag. But Glen Rovers were wasteful themselves, particularly in the first half when they registered nine of their 13 wides.

They still managed to do enough, becoming the first Cork club to win a game in the provincial competition since Newtownshandrum won the 2009 final. At half-time, in front of 2,761 spectators on a bitterly cold afternoon, Rovers were 0-4 to 0-7 adrift, but had played against the breeze in the opening half.

Patrickswell were moving better, but failed to translate some good possession into scores, which left the door open for Rovers after half-time. After Hickey saved from Thomas O’Brien, Horgan hit a point from play at the other end to kickstart proceedings in the second half, but Aaron Gillane’s point had Patrickswell three clear again.

Rovers dug in and were level at nine points each when Horgan clipped over a 39th minute free. Patrickswell rallied again to move two points clear on three occasions as the scores began to flow freely but Horgan was the man who pulled them level at 0-3 apiece with eight minutes left.

Hickey was called into action again with five minutes left, pushing away Seanie O’Brien’s effort before Lar Considine pulled on the loose ball and put it wide with the goal gaping. Those were costly missed as, two minutes from time, Horgan somehow managed to engineer a free for himself despite being surrounded by a posse of Patrickswell players and converted for the lead score, 0-14 to 0-13.

Conor Dorris made it a two-point game with a glorious score from the touchline before Patrickswell gave themselves a glimmer of hope when their leading scorer Gillane was on target with a free in the second minute of stoppage time. But the clock ran out on Gary Kirby’s charges and Glen Rovers will now aim for a first Munster senior club title since 1976 in a fortnight’s time, when they face Clare kingpins Ballyea in a novel decider.

Scorers for Glen Rovers: P Horgan 0-8 (6fs), D Brosnan, C Dorris and D Busteed 0-2 each, D Cronin 0-1.

Scorers for Patrickswell: A Gillane 0-6 (4fs), D Byrnes 0-3 (2 65s, 1f), T O’Brien 0-2, C Lynch, J Kelleher and K O’Brien 0-1 each.

Glen Rovers: C Hickey; C Healy, S McDonnell, G Moylan; D Dooling, B Moylan, G Callanan; D Cronin, D Noonan; D Brosnan, P Horgan, D Cunningham; C Dorris, C O’Brien, D Busteed
Sub: B Phelan for O’Brien (44).

Patrickswell: B Murray; N Carmody, J Mann, T Nolan; M Carmody, D Byrnes, N Foley; J Kelleher, B Foley; A Gillane, S O’Brien, C Lynch; T O’Brien, K O’Brien L Considine
Subs: J Flynn for B Foley (48), P Harty for Considine (58).

Referee: R McGann (Clare).
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