Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final – Galway 2-19 Clare 1-12

Galway defeated Clare by 2-19 to 1-12 in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday July 22nd at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Finals
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork 13:00
An Clár v Gaillimh
Referee: John O’Brien (Laois)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

The Clare Minior Hurling team to play Galway at 1.00 p.m. on Saturday in Pairc Ui Chaoimh has been named. Killian McDermott, Cathal Darcy and Gearoid Cahill come into the starting 15 in place of Lee Brack, Eoin Fitzgerald and Conor Tierney.

1 Eamon Foudy
2 Cian Mclnerney
3 Ross Hayes
4 Bradley Higgins
5 Diarmuid Ryan
6 Cian Minogue
7 Aidan McCarthy
8 Cathal Darcy
9 Killian McDermott
10 Gearoid Cahill
11 Tiernan Agnew
12 Keith White
13 Gary Cooney
14 Breffni Horner
15 Rian Considine

16 Ronan Callinan
17 Sean Crowley
18 Eoghan Wallace
19 Lee Brack
20 Conor Tierney
21 Eoin Fitzgerald
22 Colin Haugh
23 Tom O’Rourke
24 Paul Corry

GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 1-16 Leitrim 1-9

Kerry defeated Leitrim by 1-16 to 1-9 in the GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-Final on Saturday July 22nd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-Finals
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 15:00
Ciarraí v Liatroim
Referee: Barry Tiernan (Áth Cliath)
(E.T. if Necessary)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Tipperary 0-28 Clare 3-16

Tipperary defeated Clare by 0-28 to 3-16 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday July 22nd at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Final – Tipp hold out against Clare


Report By John Harrington for GAA.ie

The curtain was drawn, and drama ensued for the first big show on the shiny, new Páirc Uí Chaoimh stage today.

After a fairly bonkers game of hurling, the reigning champions Tipperary are still standing, but they made hard work out of beating a Clare team that refused to die.

Tipp played the crisper, cleaner hurling for most of the contest, but Clare scored heavily in a couple of purple patches and in the end Tipp had to show a lot of bottle to keep them at bay.

The Banner County looked like the team with all the momentum when they scored six points in a row to close within one of Tipp by the 66th minute.

But when they needed one last kick it wasn’t there, and instead Tipperary finished stronger down the final straight, scoring five points to clinch victory.

It was a frenetic, open contest throughout, and that was always likely to be the case with both teams setting up with three-man inside forward lines.

From the very start there was plenty of space at either end of the field for forwards, but Tipperary made much better use of it in the opening quarter of the game.

They had opened up a 0-8 to 0-2 lead by the 14th minute with Noel McGrath, John McGrath, Seamus Callanan, and John O’Dwyer all scoring from play.

Clare weren’t nearly so clinical, as they repeated the crime that blighted their Munster Final performance by shooting bad wides from long-distance.

There had been some early signs that a much more profitable route to goal would be for them to deliver in ball to their inside forwards rather than shoot rashly from range.

Early on Conor McGrath had rattled the back of the net only for a free to be awarded against him for over-carrying, but the fragility of the Tipp full-back line was obvious even then.

It was confirmed when they were pulled apart twice in the space of a minute as Aaron Cunningham struck for two Clare goals that turned the game on its head.

There was nothing complicated about either goal. Conor McGrath won a long delivery for the first one to set up Cunningham for the finish.

And then Shane O’Donnell soared impressively to catch a high ball before also laying off to Cunningham who rounded Mooney and finished with aplomb again.

For the next five minutes Clare were the team on the front-foot, but once again their good work was being undone by some more poor shooting.

That gave Tipp time to catch their breath, and when Michael Breen settled their nerves with a point they once again assumed dominance of the contest.

It must be said too that Clare did themselves no favours either in the minutes before half-time when they conceded four points in a row that all came from a failure to secure possession off their own puck-out.

Tipp’s lead stood at five points at the break, and they quickly set about stretching it out further on the resumption.

The McGrath brothers John and Noel were on fire, and a brace apiece from them had helped Tipp into a 0-23 to 2-10 lead by the 55th minute.

At that point it looked like Tipp were easing to a pretty comfortable victory, and perhaps maybe the players themselves relaxed ever so slightly.

If they did, then they very nearly regretted it, because Clare suddenly found a new impetus as they reeled off those six points in a row, with substitutes Peter Duggan and Cathal McInerney playing a prominent role in the revival.

A John O’Dwyer free settled Tipp’s nerves, and then two of their key leaders – Padraic Maher and Brendan Maher – combined for what was a really decisive moment in this match.

Padraic plucked a brilliant ball out of the clouds through a thicket of Clare hurleys, and when he won a free his namesake stepped forward and drove it over the Clare cross-bar from all of 90 yards.

More Tipp points followed from John McGrath and substitutes Steven O’Brien and Jason Forde to make the game safe. Cathal McInerney struck for a last-gasp Clare goal after a scramble in Tipp’s small square, but it was too little, too late.

And so, Tipperary march on to an All-Ireland semi-final joust against either Galway or Cork. The quality of their attacking play means they’ll be a dangerous opponent for either, but they’ll need to shore up that full-back line if they’re to retain their crown this year.

Scorers for Tipperary: Seamus Callanan 0-7 (3f), John McGrath 0-6, Noel McGrath 0-4, John O’Dwyer 0-4 (1f), Patrick Maher 0-2, Michael Breen 0-1, Seamus Kennedy 0-1, Brendan Maher 0-1 (f), Steven O’Brien 0-1, Jason Forde 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: Tony Kelly 0-6 (4f), Aaron Cunningham 2-0, Cathal McInerney 1-1, Shane O’Donnell 0-2, Conor McGrath 0-2, David Reidy 0-2 (2f), Peter Duggan 0-1, Jamie Shanahan 0-1, Colm Galvin 0-1.

TIPPERARY: Daragh Mooney; Donagh Maher, Tomás Hamill, James Barry; Séamus Kennedy, Ronan Maher, Pádraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Michael Breen; Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher, Dan McCormack; John O’Dwyer, Séamus Callanan, John McGrath
Subs: Subs: Sean O’Brien for James Barry (45), Jason Forde for Michael Breen (60), Niall O’Meara for John O’Dwyer (68), Steven O’Brien for Callanan (71).

CLARE: Andrew Fahy; Seadna Morey, Patrick O’Connor, Cian Dillon; David Fitzgerald, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan; Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, Pádraic Collins, John Conlon; Shane O’Donnell, Aaron Cunningham, Conor McGrath
Subs: Peter Duggan for John Conlon (32), David Reidy for Podge Collins (52), Cathal McInerney for Cathal Malone (57), Jason McCarthy for Kelly (67),

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)

Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork 15:00
An Clár v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Colm Lyons (Corcaigh)

Team News

TIPPERARY: Daragh Mooney; Donagh Maher, Tomas Hamill, James Barry; Seamus Kennedy, Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Michael Breen; Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher, Dan McCormack; John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, John McGrath.

CLARE: Andrew Fahy; Seadna Morey, Patrick O’Connor, Cian Dillon; David Fitzgerald, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan; Colm Gavin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, Podge Collins, John Conlon; Shane O’Donnell, Aaron Cunningham, Conor McGrath.

They meet in the championship for the first time since the 2011 Munster semifinal.

Clare 3-17 Limerick 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20 (Munster final)

Top Scorers
Conor McGrath……..2-4
Tony Kelly……………0-10 (0-6 frees, 0-1 pen)
Shane O’Donnell…….2-2
Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary 2-18 Westmeath 0-15 (Qualifier – Round 1)
Tipperary 6-26 Dublin 1-19 (Qualifier – Round 2)

Top Scorers
Seamus Callanan…..3-22 (0-15 frees, 0-1 ’65’)
John McGrath……….3-4
John O’Dwyer………1-9 (0-1 free, 0-1 s/l)

2011: Tipperary 4-19 Clare 1-19 (Munster semi-final)
2009: Tipperary 3-28 Clare 1-22 (Munster semi-final)
2008: Tipperary 2-21 Clare 0-19 (Munster final)
2005: Tipperary 2-14 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final)
2003: Clare 2-17 Tipperary 0-14 (Munster quarter-final)

This will be Clare’s 12th appearance in the quarter-finals, having won five, lost
four and drawn two of their previous eleven.
2016: Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17
2013: Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14
2008: Cork 2-19 Clare 2-17
2007: Limerick 1-23 Clare 1-16
2006: Clare 1-27 Wexford 1-15
2005: Clare 1-20 Wexford 0-12
2004: Kilkenny 1-11 Clare 0-9 (Replay)
2004: Kilkenny 1-13 Clare 1-13 (Draw)
2002: Clare 1-15 Galway 0-17
1999: Clare 3-18 Galway 2-14 (Replay)
1999: Clare 3-15 Galway 2-18 (Draw)

Tipperary have been in eight quarter-finals, winning five and losing three.
2014: Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-14
2010: Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16
2007: Wexford 3-10 Tipperary 1-14
2005: Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18
2003: Tipperary 2-16 Offaly 2-11
2002: Tipperary 1-25 Antrim 2-12
2000: Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15
1997: Tipperary 3-24 Down 3-8

*Tipperary have reached the All-Ireland semi-final in eight of the last ten
seasons, missing out in 2007 and 2013 only.
*Clare are bidding to reach the semi-final for the first time since 2013.
*The counties met in this year’s Allianz League when Tipperary won by 0-28 to
0-21 in Semple Stadium on March 5. John McGrath on 0-10 (0-5 frees) and
John O’Dwyer on 0-5 were Tipperary’s top scorers while David Reidy on 0-6
(all frees), John Conlon and Podge Collins on 0-4 were Clare’s main marksmen.
*Clare and Tipperary had some great battles in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the late
1990s and early in the new Millennium. They drew on Leeside (Clare 2-12
Tipperary 0-18) in the 1999 Munster semi-final before the Banner boys won the
replay, 1-21 to 1-11. They met again in the 2000 semi-final, with Tipperary
winning by 2-19 to 1-14. Tipperary beat Clare (0-17 to 0-14) in the 2001 semifinal
and by 1-18 to 2-13 in the 2002 quarter-final but Clare turned the tables in
2003, winning a semi-final by 2-17 to 0-14.

GAA Football Senior Championship Round 4A – Mayo 0-27 Cork 2-20

Mayo defeated Cork by 0-27 to 2-20 after extra time in the GAA Football Senior Championship Round 4A on Saturday July 22nd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Round 4A Qualifier: Mayo win epic encounter

MAYO 0-27 CORK 2-20

After Extra-Time

Report by Paul Keane for GAA.ie

Cillian O’Connor’s 87th minute point, his 11th on a dramatic evening at the Gaelic Grounds, secured a remarkable win for Mayo and a place in the All-Ireland football quarter-finals for the seventh season running.

O’Connor was a class apart on the evening, kicking six of his points from play though none was more important than that late, late winner from a 45.

The score actually put Mayo two ahead though Michael Hurley pulled back a score for courageous Cork to leave just the minimum in it.

Mayo ultimately advance after the blood and thunder epic though exactly how much over 90 minutes of pulsating action in front of 13,545 has taken out of them remains to be seen.

The 2016 All-Ireland finalists led by seven points with just over 20 minutes to go of normal but were pegged back by Cork goals from Sean Powter and Luke Connolly, forcing extra-time.

Underdogs Cork led by two at one stage in the extra period, but couldn’t hold on and four late Cork points in a row got them over the winning line.

It was tough on Cork who battled tremendously and lost James Loughrey and Aidan Walsh to injuries throughout though Mayo also rued the 58th minute black card dismissal of Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan.

Aidan O’Shea made his 100th appearance for Mayo, in league and Championship, and was excellent throughout.

He contested the throw-ins as a midfielder but played at centre-forward and was marked by experienced Cork defender Eoin Cadogan for the duration of an incredible game.

O’Shea got the better of that duel and laid on first-half points for Keegan, Andy Moran and O’Connor as well as punting one over himself.

Moran was terrific in the inside forward line for Mayo despite his advancing years. He scored two points in each half and played the final pass for O’Shea’s first score which helped Mayo to lead 0-10 to 0-7 at half-time.

But Cork gave as good as they got for the majority of the first-half and the sides were level three times up to 0-7 apiece.

Donncha O’Connor, 36, rolled back the years in Cork’s attack with the Rebels’ first four points as they moved 0-4 to 0-2 up. Every Mayo point was greeted with a huge cheer compared to the muted applause for each of Cork’s scores.

Cork lost corner-back Jamie O’Sullivan to a black card late in the opening half for a late hit on O’Shea. O’Connor converted the free and Mayo closed out the half with three points in a row to put some daylight between the sides.

Cork were rocked by the loss of star midfielder Aidan Walsh for the second-half after injuring his ankle during the throw-in.

Mayo piled on the misery with four cracking points to open up a 0-14 to 0-7 lead and they looked set to go on and close out the game.

It didn’t quite pan out that way though as Cork simply refused to throw in the towel and 56th and 71st minute goals from Powter and Connolly dramatically tied up the game.

Patrick Durcan put Mayo ahead in the 75th minute but a last gasp converted Connolly free forced extra-time at 2-15 to 0-21.

Peadar Healy’s Cork moved two clear in the first-half of extra-time thanks in part to a brace of points from Paul Kerrigan. But Mayo’s battling instincts ultimately got them over the line with brothers Cillian and Diarmuid O’Connor scoring vital late points.

Scorers for Mayo: Cillian O’Connor 0-11 (4fs, 145), Andy Moran 0-4, Aidan O’Shea 0-3, Patrick Durcan 0-2, Conor Loftus 0-2, Diarmuid O’Connor 0-1, Jason Doherty 0-1, Lee Keegan 0-1, Tom Parsons 0-1, Keith Higgins 0-1.

Scorers for Cork: Donncha O’Connor 0-6 (4fs), Sean Powter 1-0, Luke Connolly 1-1 (1f), Paul Kerrigan 0-3, John O’Rourke 0-3, Colm O’Neill 0-3 (1f), Michael Hurley 0-2, Barry O’Driscoll 0-1, Tom Clancy 0-1.

MAYO: David Clarke; Brendan Harrison, Ger Cafferkey, Chris Barrett; Leeroy Keegan, Keith Higgins, Colm Boyle; Seamus O’Shea, Tom Parsons; Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor; Jason Doherty, Cillian O’Connor, Andy Moran
Subs: Patrick Durcan for Barrett (44), Stephen Coen for Seamus O’Shea (49), Donal Vaughan for Boyle (53), David Drake for Keegan (59, black card), Conor Loftus for Moran (63). Caolan Crowe for Cafferkey (80+3), Evan Regan for McLoughlin (HT ET), Boyle for Doherty (HT ET), Alan Dillon for Diarmuid O’Connor (87).

CORK: Ryan Price; James Loughrey, Jamie O’Sullivan, Michael Shields; Tomas Clancy, Eoin Cadogan, Colm O’Driscoll; Aidan Walsh, Ian Maguire; Mark Collins, Sean Powter, John O’Rourke; Barry O’Driscoll, Paul Kerrigan, Donncha O’Connor
Subs: Kevin Crowley for Loughrey (20), Stephen Cronin for O’Sullivan (35+1, black card), Ruairi Deane for Walsh (37), Colm O’Neill for Shields (46), Luke Connolly for Barry O’Driscoll (54), Michael Hurley for O’Connor (62). Sean White for O’Rourke (E/T), Kevin O’Driscoll for Maguire (E/T), Alan O’Connor for Colm O’Driscoll (E/T), Conor Dorman for Crowley (76), Kevin O’Driscoll for Powter (80+3), Shields for Cronin (87).

REFEREE: Ciaran Branagan (Down).

Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4A
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 17:00
Corcaigh v Maigh Eo
Referee: Ciaran Branagan (An Dún)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

They meet in the championship for the 12th time with Cork leading 7-4 from their previous eleven meetings. This is the first time they have met in the qualifiers.

Cork 1-12 Waterford 1-11 (Munster quarter-final)
Cork 1-10 Tipperary 1-9 (Munster semi-final)
Kerry 1-23 Cork 0-15 (Munster final)
Mayo 2-13 Sligo 0-11 (Connacht quarter-final)
Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11 (Connacht semi-final)
Mayo 2-21 Derry 1-13: after extra-time (Qualifiers – Round 2) Mayo 2-14 Clare 0-13 (Qualifiers – Round 3)

2014: Mayo 1-19 Cork 2-15 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2011: Mayo 1-13 Cork 2-6 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2002: Cork 0-16 Mayo 1-10 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
1999: Cork 2-12 Mayo 0-12 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1993: Cork 5-15 Mayo 0-10 (All-Ireland semi-final)

*Mayo are attempting to reach the All-Ireland quarter-final for the seventh successive year.
*Cork are attempting to reach the quarter-final for the first time since 2014. Prior to that, they reached the last eight in success ie seasons (2005-2014).