McGrath Cup Football – Clare 1-10 Waterford 0-8

Clare defeated Waterford by 1-10 to 0-8 in Round 1 of the McGrath Cup Football competition on Sunday January 8th at Meelick.

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Co-Op Munster Hurling League – Limerick 0-24 Waterford 1-14

Limerick defeated Waterford by 0-24 to 1-14 in the Co-Op Munster Hurling League on Sunday January 8th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

Winning start to 2017 for Limerick hurlers in Waterford

Report by Jerome O’Connell for the Limerick Leader newspaper

THERE was a winning start to life as Limerick hurling manager for John Kiely as Limerick beat Waterford 0-24 to 1-14 in the Munster Hurling League.

A run of 16 unanswered points in a 26-minute spell either side of half time lay for the foundation for the Limerick win in Dungarvan. Limerick play Cork in the same competition next Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds.

In John Kiely’s first game as Limerick senior hurling manager, his side contained six of the team that exited the All Ireland SHC to Clare last July – Quaid, McCarthy, Byrnes, O’Mahony, Hannon and Mulcahy.. There were first ever competitive senior starts for Na Piarsaigh duo Mike Casey and David Dempsey. Waterford were 1-10 to 0-10 ahead at half time.

Limerick were slow from the blocks and needed the last five points of the half to leave just a goal between the sides at the break. Within 10-minutes the home side in Fraher Field were 0-5 to no score clear. And, it could have been a greater lead but captain for the day Nickie Quaid saved a penalty inside the opening 90-seconds from Billy Nolan.

A John Fitzgibbon free had Limerick off the mark in the 10th minute and five minute later Alan Dempsey had the first score from play for the men in green. Dempsey was to score three first half points from play. The Waterford first half goal came on 17-minutes when DJ Foran fetched a long delivery over the head of Richie McCarthy and turned to crash a great low drive past Quaid for a 1-7 to 0-3 lead.

On 25-minutes the lead for Derek McGrath’s side was 1-10 to 0-5 but The Decies were not to score again as Limerick finally found their feet against a side containing just one of their 2016 championship team. Limerick were to end the half with seven wides but the final five points of the half ensured all to play for.

And, the Limerick dominance continued on the change of ends. Indeed they were to score 16 unanswered points either side of half time as Waterford went 28-minutes without a score. The run of scores had Limerick 0-21 to 1-10 ahead with 50-minutes played.

Dempsey, Seanie Tobin, Gearoid Hegarty, John Fitzgibbon and 2016 minor captain Kyle Hayes were all among the early second half point scorers. Two John Fitzgibbon frees were the only Limerick scores of the final 15-minutes.

SCORERS: Limerick: John Fitzgibbon 0-8 (6frees), Alan Dempsey 0-7, Seanie Tobin 0-3, Gearoid Hegarty and Diarmaid Byrnes (2frees) 0-2 each, Declan Hannon and Kyle Hayes 0-1 each. Waterford: Billy Nolan 0-6 (3frees), DJ Foran 1-1, Martin O’Neill 0-2, Mark O’Brien, Mikey Kearney, Gavin O’Brien, Stephen Roche and Colm Roche 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Seanie O’Brien, Richie McCarthy, Mike Casey; Diarmaid Byrnes, Seamus Hickey, Declan Hannon; John Fitzgibbon, Gavin O’Mahony; Gearoid Hegarty, Alan Dempsey, David Dempsey; Seanie Tobin, Tom Morrissey, Graeme Mulcahy
Subs: Kyle Hayes for David Dempsey (h-t), Colin Ryan for Tom Morrissey (43mins), Pat Ryan for Gavin O’Mahony (49mins), Aaron Gillane for Seanie Tobin (54mins), Richie English for Richie McCarthy (65mins).

WATERFORD: Ian O’Regan; Ian Kenny, Shane McNulty, Darragh Lyons; Shane Roche, MJ Sutton, Conor Prunty; Mark O’Brien, Stephen Roche; Billy Nolan, Stephen Bennnett, Martin O’Neill; Gavin O’Brien, DJ Foran, Mikey Kearney
Subs: Colm Roche for Gavin O’Brien (h-t), Andy Molumby for Stephen Roche (h-t), Killian Fitzgerald for Stephen Bennett (h-t), Billy O’Keeffe for Mikey Kearney (h-t), Callum Lyons for Conor Prunty (47mins).

REFEREE: Johnny Ryan (Tipperary).

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Team News

The Limerick team to play Waterford has been named –
1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)(Captain), 2. Seanie O Brien (Patrickswell), 3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), 4. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), 6. Seamus Hickey (Murroe/Boher), 7. Declan Hannon (Adare), 8. John Fitzgibbon (Adare), 9. Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock), 10. Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick’s), 11. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 12. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 13. Sean Tobin (Murroe/Boher), 14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane) and 15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock).
16. Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock), 17. Tom Condon (Knockaderry), 18. Pat Ryan (Doon), 19. Kevin O Brien (Patrickswell), 20. Dan Morrissey (Ahane), 21. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 22. Richie English (Doon), 23. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 24. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), 25. Stephen Cahill (Tournafulla) and 26. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell).

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General Admission – €10
Concession (Students / OAPs) – €5
Under 16s free

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McGrath Cup Football – Kerry 3-11 Tipperary 1-3

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 3-11 to 1-3 in Round 1 of the McGrath Cup Football competition on Sunday January 8th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Kerry youngsters trounce Tipp in McGrath Cup

Kerry 3-11 Tipperary 1-3

The Kerry U21 team trounced Tipperary by 14 points in the McGrath Cup in Tralee, with the visitors managing just a single point from sub Jack Kennedy in the second half, writes Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper.

Tipperary had taken the lead when corner-forward Diarmuid Foley collected a Philip Austin through ball 10 minutes in and drilled a low effort beyond Kerry ‘keeper Shane Ryan.

Kerry, though, were noticeably sharper and replied with three on the bounce from Conor Geaney (free), Barry O’Sullivan and impressive corner-back Tom O’Sullivan to return in front. Centre-forward Sean O’Shea was another to frustrate a sluggish looking Tipperary defence.

Kevin Fahey levelled matters at 1-1 to 0-4, but the Kingdom assumed control thereafter and hit a further 1-4 uninterrupted.

Matthew O’Sullivan was responsible for their opening goal, the towering full-forward drawing the foul from Paddy Codd as Daniel O’Brien’s delivery floated into the Tipperary square. Referee Conor Lane spread his arms wide, with Cathal Bambury dispatching the penalty beyond Evan Comerford.

O’Sullivan turned provider for their two second-half majors, palming the ball on the first instance and then punching Ivan Parker’s delivery to the net two minutes from time.

Scorers for Kerry: M O’Sullivan (2-0); C Bambury (1-1, 1-0 pen); S O’Shea (0-3, 0-1 free 0-1 ’45); C Geaney (0-1 free), T O’Sullivan (0-2 each); B O’Sullivan, M Flaherty, C Coffey (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: D Foley (1-0); K Fahey (0-2); J Kennedy (0-1),

Kerry: S Ryan; TL O’Sullivan, J Foley, T O’Sullivan; B Ó Beaglaoich, A Barry, D O’Brien; B O’Sullivan, B Ó Seanacháin; B Barrett, S O’Shea, L O’Donoghue; C Geaney, M O’Sullivan, C Bambury
Subs: M Flaherty for L O’Donoghue (HT); B Sugrue for O’Brien (57); L Carey for Geaney (59); L Kearney for B O’Sullivan, I Parker for Bambury (both 64); C Coffey for T O’Sullivan (68)

Tipperary: E Comerford; C O’Shaughnessy, P Codd, R Kiely; E Moloney, J Feehan, K Fahey; L Casey, M Dunne; J Keane, L Treacy, B Fox; J Lonergan, D Foley, L Boland
Subs: P Austin for O’Shaughnessy (seven mins, inj); A Moloney for Dunne (29); J Kennedy for Lonergan, C Sweeney for Treacy (both HT); J Hennessy for Codd (49, inj); C Stapleton for Casey (59).

Referee: C Lane (Cork)

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Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Kerry in Round 1 of the McGrath Cup Football competition on tomorrow Sunday January 8th at 2pm in Austin Stack Park Tralee has been announced by manager Liam Kearns and lines out as follows;

1. Ciarán Kenrick (Moyle Rovers)
2. Joseph Hennessy (Loughmore-Castleiney)
3. Paddy Codd (Killenaule)
4. Willie Connors (Kiladangan)
5. Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch)
6. Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule)
7. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
8. Liam Casey (Cahir)
9. Martin Dunne (Capt.) (Moyle Rovers)
10. Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials)
11. Liam Treacy (Loughmore-Castleiney)
12. Josh Keane (Golden-Kilfeacle)
13. Liam Boland (Moyle Rovers)
14. Colm Stapleton (Upperchurch-Drombane)
15. Diarmuid Foley (Moyle Rovers)

16. Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
17. Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill)
18. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)
19. Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers)
20. Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan)
21. Alan Moloney (Rockwell Rovers)
22. Philip Austin (Borrisokane)
23. Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
24. David Butler (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams)
25. Cian Hennessy (Loughmore-Castleiney)
26. Aidan McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

Kerry team to play Tipperary

1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)
2. Tom Leo O’Sullivan (Dingle)
3. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue)
4. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)
5. Brian Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)
6. Andrew Barry (Na Gaeil)
7. Daniel O’Brien (Glenflesk)
8. Barry O’Sullivan (Dingle)
9. Brian Ó Seanacháin (Ballydonoghue)
10. Brandon Barrett (Ardfert)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
12. Lee O’Donoghue (Glenflesk)
13. Conor Geaney (Dingle)
14. Matthew O’Sullivan (St Michaels-Foilmore)
15. Cathal Bambury (Dingle)
16. Eoghan O’Brien (Churchill)
17. Brian Sugrue (Renard)
18. Matthew Flaherty (Dingle)
19. Liam Kearney (Spa)
20. Liam Carey (Beaufort)
21. Cormac Coffey (Kerins O’Rahillys)
22. Ivan Parker (Churchill)
23. Robert Wharton (Renard)
24. Darren Brosnan (Gneeveguilla)
25. Bryan Sweeney (Listowel Emmets)
26. Michael Foley (Spa)

Co-Op Munster Hurling League – Cork 1-28 Kerry 0-18

Cork defeated Kerry by 1-28 to 0-18 in the Co-Op Munster Hurling League on Sunday January 8th at Mallow.

Half-time changes help Cork ease clear of Kerry

Cork 1-28 Kerry 0-18

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork had 13 points to spare on Kerry in the opening round of the Co-op Superstores Munster SHL at Mallow yesterday.

Having been 1-12 to 0-14 in front at half-time, Darragh Fitzgibbon with the early goal, the Rebels actually fell behind as Kerry’s main scoring threat Shane Nolan got two quick points on the resumption. The Kingdom would only add two more to that tally, however, as Shane Kingston (two) and Mark Coleman produced an immediate Cork response.

From there, they pushed on, with Shane Kingston finishing with nine points while sub Luke Meade also made his presence felt. Michael Cahalane finished with four points and could have had a goal but for a good Aidan McCabe save.

Scorers for Cork: S Kingston (0-9, 3 frees), D Fitzgibbon (1-2), M Cahalane (0-4), S Harnedy (0-2, frees), L Meade, M Coleman (3 frees) (0-3 each), B Cooper (0-2), L McLoughlin, B Lawton (0-1 each).

Scorers for Kerry: S Nolan (0-9, 7 frees), J Conway (0-3), M O’Leary, P O’Connor (0-2 each), M Boyle, J Egan (0-1 each).

CORK: P Collins; D Griffin, S McDonnell, K Burke; D Cahalane, C Joyce, M Coleman; L McLoughlin, B Lawton; S O’Keeffe, S Harnedy, S Kingston; M Cahalane, B Cooper, D Fitzgibbon
Subs: S O’Donoghue for Burke (12, injured), L Meade for Harnedy (half-time, injured), A Cadogan for O’Keeffe (58), C Murphy for D Cahalane, C O’Leary for McLoughlin (both 61).

KERRY: A McCabe; S Weir, R Horgan, B Lyons; J O’Connor, D Dineen, T O’Connor; D Collins, P O’Connor; M O’Leary, M Boyle, B O’Leary; J Goulding, S Nolan, J Egan
Subs: J Conway for B O’Leary (6, injured), T Casey for Goulding (42), P Boyle for M O’Leary, P Lucid for Egan (both 53), J Godley for O’Connor (58).

Referee: T Walsh (Waterford)

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Team News

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Kerry on Sunday at 2pm in Mallow has been named as follows:

1. Anthony Nash – Kanturk

2. David Griffin – Carrigaline

3. Stephen McDonnell – Glen Rovers

4. Killian Burke – Midelton

5. Damian Cahalane – St. Finbarr’s

6. Christopher Joyce – Na Piarsaigh

7. Mark Coleman – Blarney

8. Lorcan McLoughlin – Kanturk

9. Brian Lawton – Castlemartyr

10. Shane o Keeffe – Blackrock

11. Seamus Harnedy – St Ita’s

12. Shane Kingston – Douglas

13. Michael Cahalane – Bandon

14. Bill Cooper – Youghal

15. Darragh Fitzgibbon – Charleville

16. Pa Collins – Ballinhassig

17. Darren Browne- Kanturk

18. Colm Spillane – Castlelyons

19. Jack Sheehan – Erins Own

20. Sean O Donoghue – Inisscarra

21. Cormac Murphy – Mallow

22. Chris O Leary – Valley Rovers

23. Robbie O Flynn – Erins Own

24. Luke Meade – Newcestown

25. Alan Cadagon – Douglas

26. Michael O Halloran – Blackrock

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General Admission – €10
Concession (Students / OAPs) – €5
Under 16s free

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Munster Scór na nÓg Final 2017

The 2017 Munster Scór na nÓg Final took place on Sunday January 8th at the Eire Óg GAA Pavilion, Ovens.

Scór na nÓg Comórtais Cheannais na Mumhan Results

Rince Foirne (Tiobráid Árann) – Newcastle
Amhranaíocht Aonair (Tiobráid Árann) – Borrisoleigh – Seosaimh Ó Baoill
Aithriseoireacht (Corcaigh) – Carbery Rangers – Shannon Ní Bhuitiméir
Bailéad Ghrúpa (Corcaigh) – Carbery Rangers
Leiriú (Corcaigh) – Tadhg MacCarthaigh
Ceol Uirlise (Corcaigh) – Clann na nGael
Rince Seit (Ciarraí) – Spa

The winners are going through to the All Ireland Final Saturday 11th February, 2017 in Belfast.

RINCE FÓIRNE (Corn Chontae Phortláirge)

Sorcha Ní Chonghaile, Ellie Nic Uilliam, Siobhán Ní Dhondúin, Cráinne Ní Lochlainn

Ailís Ní Dhonnchú, Aislinn Ní Dhonnabháin, Lia Ní Mhurchú, Ailbhe Ní Gheallchóir, Érin Ní Aoláin, Meghann Ní Chróinín, Áine Ní Bhrosnacháin, Cáit Ní Leathlúir.

Caelinn Nic Craith, Kayleigh Ní Bhriain, Hollie de Búrca, Sorcha Inglis, Aoife Ní Laocha, Rebecca Ní Shíocháin, Eimear Ní Chonchúir, Orlaith de Nuinseann

Rosie Ní Dhálaigh, Megan Ní Churnáin, Íde Marie Ní Iarlaithe, Mairéad Ní Cathasaigh, Áine Ní Bhriain, Lisa Ní Chaoimh.

AMHRANAÍOCHT AONAIR (Corn Chontae Chiarraí)

Mairéad Ní Mhuineacháin

Keith de Búrca

Aoibheann de Brún

Seosaimh Ó Baoill

AITHRISEOIREACHT (Corn Comhairle na Mumhan)

Ross Ó Néill

Carbery Rangers
Sionnan Ní Buitiméir

Cian Ó Síocháin

Máirtín Mac Cába

BAILÉAD GHRÚPA (Corn Chontae Chorcaí C.L.G.)

Carbery Rangers
Siobhan Ní Dhonnabhain, Aoife Nic Suibhne, Cáit Ní Chríodáin, Rachel Nic Searraigh, Orlaigh Ní Ghormáin.

Sinéad de Barra, Sorcha Ní Áinle, Aoife Nic Eocháin, Ellie Ní Uilliam, Meabh Ní Nualláin.

Maria Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Colleen Creamer, Alanna Freeman, Emma Leo, Daron Creamer

Alicia Ní Chróinín, Alison Ní Chróinín, Ailín Ní hEalaithe, Maebh Ní Theangana, Sinead Ní Ghliasáin

LÉIRIÚ (Corn Luimní)

J.K. Brackens
Anna Ní Riain, Joe Stamp, Troy Mac Coistealbha, Leanne Ní Dhúnagáin, Rachel Seóighe, Seán Mac Naoimhín, Saoirse Ní Fhógartaigh

Na Gaeil
Áine Ní Shúilleabháin, Dearbhla Ní Choirc, Barra Ó Siochrú, Joshua de Róiste, Seán Ó Coistealbha, Liam Óg Mac Clochaire.

Tadhg Mac Carthaigh
Oisín Ó Dálaigh, Rory Kingston, Eoghan Ó Dalaigh, Catríona Ní Cheocháin, Cait Ní Dhalaigh, Tadhg Ó Fearail, Maobh Nic Clochaire, Louise Ní Cheochain

Aodan Ó hAnnracháin, Eibhlín Ní Gríofa, Sean Ó Cathail, Seán Ó Griófa, Caoimhín Shivers, Gráinne Ní Mhadagáin Micheál Ó Madagáin.

CEOL UIRLISE (Corn Scór na Mumhan)

Colm de Brún, Seán de Brún, Liam de Brún, Andrea de Brún, Latitia de Brún

Clann na nGael
Davina Ní Chonghaile, Saoirse Ní Chonghaile, Molly McQuenn, Aindrois Ó Coileáin

Aoife Ní Loinsigh, Caoimhe de Barra, Ryan Ó Neill, Róisín Ní Chiosáin, Alain Ó Foghlú

Cill Shléibhe
Sorcha Ní Fhógartaigh, Naoise Ní Bharóid, Lauren Ní Chuinleáin, Ciara Cheshire, Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin

RINCE SEIT (Corn Coiste Scór Thiobraid Arann)

Kianan Ó Dochartaigh, Liam Ó Spealáin, Gearóid O Suilleabhain, Cianán Ó Suilleabháin Órlaith NÍ Spiolain, Meghann, Ní Chróinín, Aine Ní Bhrosnacháin, Érin Ní Aoláin

Megan Ni Churáin, Sorcha Ní Chróinín, Rosie Ní Dhalaigh, Leah Ní Shuilleabháin, Alain Ó Conchubhair, Antóin Ó Conchubhair, Tomás Ó Síocháin, Fionn Ó hAnluain

Sliabh gCua
Labhrás Breathnach, Dearbhla Ní hAllacháin Seán Breathnach, Róisín Ní Fhaoláin, Méadhbh Ní hUallacháin, Seosamh Ó Conchúir, Séamus Ó Gormáin, Clár Harte

Caolán Mac Concro, Aodán Ó hAnnrachain, Evan Ó Súilleabháin, Ciarán Weaver, Clódach Ní hIarlatha, Lisa Ní Chnoic Eibhlín Ní Griófa, Aoibhe Nic an Concro