GAA Football All-Ireland Under 17 Competition Semi-Final – Roscommon 2-15 Kerry 1-13

Roscommon defeated Kerry by 2-15 to 1-13 in the GAA Football All-Ireland Under 17 Competition Semi-Final on Saturday August 12th at Cusack Park Ennis.


Fixture Details

12.08.2017 (Sat)
GAA Football All-Ireland U17 Competition Semi-Final
Cusack Park, Ennis 14:00
Ciarraí v Ros Comáin
Referee: Sean Lonergan (Tiobraid Árann)
(E.T. if Necessary & Winner on the Day)

Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship – Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup Quarter-Final – Kildare 1-14 Kerry 1-12

Kildare defeated Kerry by 1-14 to 1-12 in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship – Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup Quarter-Final on Saturday August 12th at Dr. Hyde Park Roscommon.


Fixture Details

12.08.2017 (Sat)
Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship – Peadar Ó Liatháin Cup Quarter-Final
Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon 14:00
Ciarraí v Cill Dara
Referee: Joe Larkin (Corcaigh)
(E.T. if Necessary & Winner on the Day)

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 B Championship (Richie McElligott Cup) Quarter-Final – Kerry 0-25 Donegal 1-9

Kerry defeated Donegal by 0-25 to 1-9 in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 B Championship (Richie McElligott Cup) Quarter-Final on Saturday August 12th at Dr. Hyde Park Roscommon.


Fixture Details

12.08.2017 (Sat)
Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 B Championship – Richie McElligott Cup Quarter-Final
Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
15:45 Ciarraí v Dún na nGall
Referee: Gavin Quilty (Cill Chainnigh)
(E.T. if Necessary)

TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final – Dublin 2-15 Waterford 1-7

Dublin defeated Waterford by 2-15 to 1-7 in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 12th at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.


TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final

Dublin 2-15 Waterford 1-7

Report By Jackie Cahill at Nowlan Park

CAPTAIN Sinéad Aherne led the way with a 1-9 haul as Dublin advanced to another TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship semi-final.

The Sky Blues, runners-up in the previous three seasons, proved too strong for a plucky Waterford outfit at Nowlan Park, claiming an 11-point victory to set up a last four clash with Armagh or Kerry on August 26.

Waterford, beaten Munster finalists but victors over Cavan last time out, finished the game with 13 players after Gráinne Kenneally was sent off in the 46th minute, before Megan Dunford picked out a late yellow card.

Kenneally kicked out at Dublin’s Lauren Magee in an off-the-ball incident and after consulting with his lineswoman, referee Seamus Mulvihill issued the red card. Pat Sullivan’s charges still battled to the finish but Dublin had Aherne and player-of-the-match Nicole Owens in excellent form.

The pair landed 2-13 between them, as Owens contributed 1-4 from play in a classy outing. Dublin have lots to work on ahead of the semi-final in a fortnight’s time but they had too much for a Waterford team that needed better performances from their leading players.

Dublin led by 1-8 to 0-4 at the break but Waterford’s challenge was hampered by eight wides in the first half, including four from normally reliable free-taker Maria Delahunty.

Massive underdogs before throw-in, Waterford needed to take the vast majority of the chances that presented themselves but they were competitive before Dublin opened up with an unanswered 1-5 approaching the interval.

Dublin went at Waterford from the start and were 0-3 to 0-0 up within seven minutes, an Owens point sandwiched between two Aherne efforts. But Waterford responded with four points in succession to move in front, Aoife Murray, Eimear Fennell, Katie Murray and Michelle Ryan all on target.

That was Dublin’s cue to up the ante considerably, as Aherne popped over three frees to push them 0-6 to 0-4 clear.
Noelle Healy blazed over as Dublin cut through Waterford in the 25th minute but the goal did arrive a minute later, Owens palming the ball to the net to cap good work by Aherne and Healy.

Aherne’s free in the final minute completed the first half scoring, and opened up a seven-point lead for the Sky Blues. Dublin lost Leah Caffrey to the sin-bin early in the second half after she picked up a yellow card but that loss didn’t derail Mick Bohan’s Leinster champions.

They were ten points clear 1-12 to 0-5, midway through the second when Carla Rowe fed a beautiful ball to Aherne, who clipped over a marvellous point. Waterford lost Kenneally then but even a player light, they had the ball in the Dublin net in the 46th minute, Róisín Tobin on target from a poor re-start.

But Dublin scored their second goal with eight minutes left, Rowe setting up Aherne for a clinical finish off the underside of the crossbar.

Scorers for Dublin – S Aherne 1-9 (0-6f), N Owens 1-4, N Healy 0-2.

Scorers for Waterford – R Tobin 1-0, M Delahunty 0-3, K Murray, M Ryan, E Fennell & A Murray 0-1 each.

Dublin – C Trant; M Byrne, S Finnegan, R Ruddy; O Carey, N Collins, L Caffrey; L Magee, N McEvoy; C Rowe, L Davey, N Owens; S Aherne, A Kane, N Healy
Subs – D Murphy for Kane (37), H O’Neill for Davey (42), M Lamb for Healy (50), F Hudson for Collins (52), S Woods for McEvoy (53).

Waterford – K Hannon; M Dunford, C McGrath, Kate McGrath; D Ni hAodha, Karen McGrath, A Murray; M Wall, E Murray; R Tobin, G Kenneally, K Murray; E Fennell, M Delahunty, M Ryan
Subs – A Wall for Fennell (26), M McGrath for Ni hAodha (26), R Casey for Kate McGrath (41), L McGregor for A Murray (50), G Power for Wall (51).

Ref – S Mulvihill (Kerry)

TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final – Kerry 3-14 Armagh 2-11

Kerry defeated Armagh by 3-14 to 2-11 in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 12th at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.


TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final

Kerry 3-14 Armagh 2-11

Report By Jackie Cahill at Nowlan Park

TEEN sensation Hannah O’Donoghue produced a sparkling senior debut as Kerry stormed into the TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship semi-finals.

The Kingdom will face Dublin in a mouth-watering clash on August 26, after claiming a six-point victory over Armagh in Saturday evening’s quarter-final at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.

O’Donoghue, an underage Republic of Ireland soccer international, collected 1-4 from play, while experienced attacker Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh added 1-3 for the Munster champions. Graham Shine’s Kerry were two points down at half-time, 2-7 to 2-9, but they outscored Armagh by 1-7 to 0-2 in the second half.

Kerry were much the better side after the break – and Armagh suffered a massive blow with 11 minutes left when Niamh Marley was sin-binned. While 16-year-old O’Donoghue caught the eye for Kerry, Aimee Mackin was superb for Armagh, particularly in the first half.

The Shane O’Neills player went into battle nursing a hand injury but still finished with 2-4, including 2-3 in the opening half. O’Donoghue was a late inclusion in the Kerry starting line-up and the Beaufort star, who won two All-Ireland U16 medals under Shine’s guidance, more than justified that call-up.

She opened the scoring with a point in the first minute and Kerry added two more to lead by 0-3 to 0-0 within eight minutes. They also had goalkeeper Laura Fitzgerald to thank for a brilliant stop from Mackin – while the Na Gaeil player would do even better late in the half with one of the finest saves you’ll ever see.

O’Donoghue netted in the tenth minute for Kerry, finishing off good approach play from the lively Sarah Houlihan and Laura Rogers, and Shine’s charges had a 1-3 to 0-0 lead. But Armagh roused themselves to register 2-5 without reply, as Kerry struggled on their own restarts.

Mackin netted twice in a minute midway through the half to turn the game on its head and both were cracking finishes past Fitzgerald. But the goalkeeper produced a magnificent tip-over save three minutes before the break to deny Mackin a hat-trick goal – when it seemed certain that the net would bulge.

Anna Galvin drew Kerry level at 2-7 apiece with a 28th minute goal but Armagh’s response was impressive, as scores from Aoife McCoy and Lauren McConville established a two-point half-time lead. It could have been even better as Armagh registered seven first half wides – and Fitzgerald produced those two fine saves – but the turnaround from six points down early on was impressive.

Sean O’Kane’s team needed to build on that platform against the pre-match favourites but they were rocked back on their heels just 20 seconds after the restart, as Ní Mhuircheartaigh scored Kerry’s third goal. From there until the finish, they would not be caught, as McCoy and Mackin scored Armagh’s only points of the second half.

Mackin’s 36th minute point was verified by ‘score assistant’, in use for the second time after Ciara McAnespie’s goal for Monaghan was awarded against Cork last Monday. That score kept Armagh in touch, as they trailed by just two points, 2-11 to 3-10, but Kerry on the spin to close the game out, with the Orchard County scoreless after Mackin’s effort.

They were four adrift, 2-11 to 3-12, when Marley was yellow-carded for a tackle on Ní Mhuircheartaigh, and there was no way back. Armagh conceded just two further points after that but despite the fact that they were chasing the game, they still packed players behind the ball and Kerry were comfortable as they booked a massive date with Dublin.

That game, in a fortnight’s time, will mark Kerry’s first semi-final appearance since 2015.

Scorers for Kerry – H O’Donoghue 1-4, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh 1-3 (0-1f), S Houlihan 0-4 (2f), A Galvin 1-0, L Scanlon 0-2, E O’Leary 0-1.

Scorers for Armagh – A Mackin 2-4, A McCoy & F McKenna (2f) 0-3 each, L McConville 0-1.

Kerry – L Fitzgerald; E Lynch, A Desmond, A Leonard; C Kelly, C Murphy, S Murphy; L Scanlon, E Sherwood; L Ní Mhuircheartaigh, A Galvin, D Hallissey; S Houlihan, H O’Donoghue, L Rogers.
Subs – A O’Connell for S Murphy (37), F Tangney for Rogers (45), E O’Leary for Galvin (52), J Lucey for O’Donoghue (55).

Armagh – K Mallon; S Marley, C McCambridge, M Sheridan; M McGuinness, M Tennyson, S Reel; N Coleman, C O’Hanlon; A Mackin, A McCoy, N Marley; L McConville, B Mackin, F McKenna.
Subs – T Grimes for Sheridan (36), N Reel for McGuinness (55), A Donaldson for B Mackin (55).

Ref – J Murphy (Carlow)