Allianz Football League Division 4 – Limerick 0-14 Waterford 0-8

Limerick defeated Waterford by 0-14 to 0-8 in Round 6 of the Allianz Football League Division 4 on Saturday March 25th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.


Treaty cruise to third win on the trot

Limerick 0-14 Waterford 0-8

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Limerick made it three NFL wins in a row as they eased away from Waterford at Fraher Field last night. Billy Lee’s men rattled off seven points on the spin in the second half with Danny Neville to the fore at full-forward.

Déise number nine Michael Curry slotted 0-3 from play as Waterford recovered from a slow start to level the contest by half-time, 0-5 to 0-5. Darragh Tracey hit the post before James Naughton landed Limerick’s opener after nine minutes. Curry equalised immediately.

Brian Fanning and Danny Neville singles left it 0-3 to 0-1 in favour of the visitors before Donie Breathnach replied from a free.
Limerick posted seven first-half wides but Cian Sheehan and Ger Collins (free) kept their noses in front approaching the break. Curry kicked a late double to tie the scores.

Aidan Trihy edged Waterford into the lead for the first time five minutes into the second period. But after Limerick goalkeeper Brian Scanlon levelled it again with a long-range free, the Treaty kicked on to claim a comfortable win.

Scorers – Limerick: D Neville 0-3, B Scanlon (f), S O’Dea, I Corbett, B Fanning, J Naughton, C Sheehan, G Collins (f), S O’Carroll, P Scanlon, S McSweeney, J Lee 0-1 each. Waterford: M Curry 0-3, D Breathnach 0-2 (2fs), S Prendergast, A Trihy, P Whyte (f) 0-1 each.

Limerick: B Scanlon; G Noonan, J McCarthy, S O’Dea; B Fanning, C Fahy, P White; D Tracey, D Ward; P Nash, C Sheehan, J Naughton; G Collins, D Neville, I Corbett
Subs: B Donovan for Nash (44, BC), S O’Carroll for Sheehan (44), S McSweeney for Ward (59), P Scanlon for Collins (62), P Quinn for White (65), J Lee for Neville (66).

Waterford: S Enright; J McGrath, T O’Gorman, S Dalton; A Trihy, S Prendergast, K Murphy; T Prendergast, M Curry; M O’Halloran, J Veale, C Murray; P Whyte, D Breathnach, F Ó Cuirrín
Subs: G Crotty for Veale (48), D Guiry for Dalton (65).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork).



Team News

Tom McGlinchey and his selectors have named the below team to face Limerick in Round 6 of the Allianz National Football League on Saturday night in Fraher Field at 7pm!

1. Stephen Enright (Ballinacourty)
2. James McGrath (The Nire)
3. Thomas O’Gorman (The Nire)
4. Stephen Dalton (De La Salle)
5. Kenny Murphy (Ardmore)
6. Stephen Prendergast (Kilrossanty)
7. Ray O’Ceallaigh (An Rinn)
8. Tommy Prendergast (Kilrossanty)
9. Michael Curry (Rathgormack)
10. Michael O’Halloran (Ballinacourty)
11. Donie Breathnach (An Rinn)
12. Conor Murray (Rathgormack)
13. Paul Whyte (Kilrossanty)
14. Joey Veale (Kilrossanty)
15. Fearghal Ó Cuirrín (An Rinn)

All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Paddy Buggy Cup (Under 18.5 B Hurling) Final – John The Baptist Community School 2-14 St Mary’s CBGS 1-8

John The Baptist Community School defeated St Mary’s CBGS by 2-14 to 1-8 in the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Paddy Buggy Cup (Under 18.5 B Hurling) Final on Saturday March 25th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


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Hospital’s John the Baptist win All Ireland hurling crown

Report by Jerome O’Connell for the Limerick Leader newspaper

HOSPITAL’S John The Baptist Community School were crowned All Ireland Post Primary School Senior B Hurling champions this Saturday afternoon in Semple Stadium, Thurles.

The south Limerick secondary school lifted the Paddy Buggy Cup with a 2-14 to 1-8 win over St Marys of Belfast. It brings to four the All Ireland GAA tiles won by JTBCS in recent weeks with two camogie and one ladies football title on top of this hurling. Still to come in their ‘drive for five’ is an All Ireland Junior A ladies football final.

The Limerick side were 2-8 to 0-3 ahead after a fine opening half. Hospital settled early and put scores on the board to lead 0-4 to no score after eight minutes with Eoin Sheehan and Michael O’Grady on the mark as well as two Dylan O’Shea frees.

The Antrim side found their feet with three unanswered points with Darren Grego leading the way to reduce the margin to one point at the mid-point of the half. But the Hospital response was impressive.

Sheehan ended 11-minutes without a score and it started a run of five successive scores for Hospital with The Belfast side not to score for the final 15-minutes of the half. The first of the Hospital goals came on 19-minutes with Eoin Sheehan crashing to the net after a flowing move involving Eoin O’Mahony and Tadhg Leddin.

In injury time, Hospital added a second goal – Ryan Tobin doing brilliant to work possession goalwards from his right corner forward position and then beating the goalkeeper from a tight angle with a fine finish.

The second half scores were scarce but the Limerick side always looked winners. Captain Paudie Maher was among the early scores as they led 2-11 to 1-4 as the game entered the final quarter. Ryan Tobin sealed the win with two late points.

HOSPITAL: Byran Heavey (Garryspillane); Mark Quinlan (Garryspillane), Conor Philips (Emly), Kyran O’Donnell (Pallasgreen); Brian O’Grady (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Paul O’Heney (Emly), Kevin Boner (Bruff); Michael O’Grady (Knockainey), Dylan O’Shea (Garryspillane); Sean Teefy (Ballybricken-Bohermore), Paudie Maher (Patrickswell), Eoin Sheehan (Garryspillane); Tadhg Leddin (Hospital-Herbertstown), Eoin O’Mahony (Garryspillane), Ryan Tobin (Garryspillane)
Subs: Bradley McNamara (Bruff) for Tadhg Leddin (46mins), John O’Donnell (Pallasgreen) for Eoin Sheehan (54mins).

ST MARYS: Philip Kennedy (O’Donovan Rossa); Michael Napier (Bredagh), Niall McCann (St Teresas), Sean Wilson (St Johns); Dominic McEnhill (O’Donovan Rossa), Nathan Gibson (Gort na Mona), Aodhan O’Brien (Gort na Mona); CJ McKenna (St Johns), Shea Shannon (St Johns); Colm McLarnion (St Pauls), Odhran O’Callaghan (Carryduff), Darren Grego (O’Donovan Rossa); Gerard Smyth (Lamh Dearg), Paddy Doyle (St Pauls), Tiarnan Murphy (O’Donovan Rossa)
Subs: Caolan Crossan (St Pauls) for Odhran O’Callaghan (41mins), Odhran McKenna (St Johns) for Paddy Doyle (60mins), Manus Smyth (O’Donovan Rossa) for Sean Wilson (61mins).

REFEREE: Gavin Quilty (Kilkenny)




BUGGY CUP FINAL SET TO BE A CRACKER

It has been a massive GAA year in general for John The Baptist who won Munster Senior ‘A’ and Junior ‘A’ Ladies football honours as well as excelling in camogie.

The Hospital-based school have already lifted the Corn Thomais MhicChoilm in Munster hurling after a season that also saw them reach the semi-final stage of the prestigious Dean Ryan Cup.

Along the way to this particular final they have etched out wins over Glanmire, Mitchelstown and CBS Dungarvan and in the Munster final they scored a very impressive 1-19 against Rice College, Ennis, but also conceded three goals which they must watch out for.

And with players like Tipperary minor Paul O’Heney at centre half back, Limerick minors Michael O’Grady and Dylan O’Shea at midfield and Paudie Maher at centre-forward, the Limerick school is exceptionally strong in pivotal areas.

Their opponents, Danske Bank Mageean Cup champions St Mary’s CBGS, are also a fine team.

They showed their battling qualities when they booked a spot in today’s final with a hard-fought win over a fast-developing Naas CBS.

In Shea Shannon, St Mary’s have a very reliable free-taker and, especially in finals, reliable free-takers can often be the difference between winning and losing.

St Mary’s CBGS roared into 0-3 to 0-0 lead against the Kildare school early on and one suspects they will try to do the same again this afternoon – get off to a ferocious start to plant seeds of doubt in the minds of the John The Baptist players.

In that regard live-wire forward Odhran O’Callaghan and colleague Tiarnan Murphy will have to be watched very closely by their Limerick opponents, as they are in great form at present.

St Mary’s are a wise side and even though they played a strong second-half breeze in the Buggy Cup semi-final they still showed enough cuteness to come through, with players like Paddy Doyle scoring at critical times.

It could be telling that they have endured a very tough campaign to get to the final and are battle-hardened.

However, so, too, are John the Baptist Community School who battled hard to get to this stage and dug out a three-point win, 1-10- 1-7, over St Joseph’s Galway in their semi-final.

All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup (Under 18.5 A Hurling) Final – Our Lady’s Templemore 3-13 St. Kierans Kilkenny 3-11

Our Lady’s Templemore defeated St. Kierans Kilkenny by 3-13 to 3-11 in the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup (Under 18.5 A Hurling) Final on Saturday March 25th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


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Our Lady’s Templemore take home Croke Cup with narrow win over St Kieran’s College

Our Lady’s Templemore 3-13 St Kieran’s College 3-11

Report by Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Kieran’s, a point down at the break, started the second period in whirlwind fashion, posting 1-2 in quick succession. Adrian Mullen, who was well marked by Templemore captain Paddy Cadell in the first half, kicked to the net to send the reigning champions 2-8 to 1-7 clear.

Lyndon Fairbrother replied for Templemore with a superb strike to the roof of Dean Mason’s net on 38 minutes. Back down the field, though, came Kieran’s and despite a fine Eoin Collins save to keep out Diarmuid Phelan’s piledriver, Mullen was on hand to stick the rebound to the net for his second and his team’s third green flag. The Kilkenny college once again moved four points clear, but Templemore refused to lie down and a goal by Ray McCormack on 48 minutes after his initial shot was blocked levelled matters at 3-9 apiece.

The winners, in the crucial period of the game, would hit the next four points. Ciarán Brennan and Adrian Mullen both had goal chances late on to rescue the situation for St Kieran’s. Both shots, however, were repelled.

The Tipperary school will have been disappointed to be only clear at the break – 1-7 to 1-6, their lead significantly eaten into by a Ciarán Brennan goal a minute and a half into first-half stoppages. Credit here to Eoghan Moylan who did exceptionally well to dispossess Pádraig Campion to set up the chance for Brennan who finished excellently from an acute angle.

Brian McGrath supplied the Templemore goal on 11 minutes, the half-forward latching onto a long delivery after ghosting in behind the Kieran’s full-back line. The Munster champions were finding scores easing to come by, with David O’Shea, Diarmuid Ryan, Brian McGrath and Jerry Kelly on target from open players.

They faltered slightly after the break but came good at the crucial time to seal a famous victory for the school – their second ever Croke Cup win and first since 1978.

Scorers for Our Lady’s Templemore: B McGrath (1-8, 0-4 frees 0-2 ’65); L Fairbrother (1-1); R McCormack (1-0); D O’Shea, D Ryan, A O’Meara, J Kelly (0-1 each).

Scorers for St Kieran’s College: A Mullen (2-2, 0-1 free, 0-1 65); C Brennan (1-1); E O’Shea (0-3); D Barron (0-2). T Drea, D Phelan (0-1 each).

Our Lady’s Templemore: E Collins (Drom and Inch); N Quinlan (JK Brackens), P Campion (Drom and Inch), E Ryan (Loughmore-Castleiney); E McBride (JK Brackens), A O’Meara (Drom and Inch), P Cadell (JK Brackens); D Ryan (Clonakenny), S Nolan (Drom and Inch); B McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), R McCormack (Borrisoleigh), J Kelly (Borrisoleigh); L Fairbrother (JK Brackens), D O’Shea (JK Brackens), A Ormond (JK Brackens)
Subs: J Ryan (Toomevara) for Nolan (49 mins); S Doyle (JK Brackens) for O’Shea (56); F Purcell (Drom and Inch) for Ormond (60).

St Kieran’s College: D Mason (Ballyhale Shamrocks); T Ronan (Graigue-Ballycallan), M Carey (Young Irelands), L Murphy (James Stephens); B Lawlor (James Stephens), M Keoghan (Tullaroan), K Egan (Graigue-Ballycallan); E O’Shea (O’Loughlin Gaels), T Drea (Young Irelands); A Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks), D Phelan (Danesfort), E Moylan (Dicksboro); D Barron (Thomastown), C Brennan (Bennettsbridge), E Sheffline (Ballyhale Shamrocks).
Subs: S Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan) for Shefflin (41 mins); P Mullen (Danesfort) for Moylan (56); R Whelan (James Stephens) for Lawlor (56).

Referee: C Lyons (Cork).









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