Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final – Galway v Limerick

Galway will play Limerick in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 19th at 6pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.



Fixture Details

19.08.2017 (Sat)
Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship Semi-Final
Semple Stadium, Thurles 18:00
Gaillimh v Luimneach
Referee: John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News

The Limerick U21 management team of Pat Donnelly manager (South Liberties), Maurice O’Brien (Coach/Selector)(Garryspillane), Mike Kiely (Coach/Selector)(Ballybrown) and Brian Foley (Coach/Selector)(Adare), has released their match team and panel for this Saturdays evening’s All Ireland U21 hurling championship semi final clash with Galway. Pat Donnelly side travel to Semple Stadium Thurles and with the throw in at 6pm supporters are asked to come early to the ground. The following is the team and match panel released this evening

1 Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2 Sean Finn (Bruff), 3 Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 4 Dan Joy (Kilmallock), 5 Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 6 Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), 7 Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), 8 Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 9 Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 10 Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 11 Barry Murphy (Doon), 12 Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13 Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14 Tom Morrissey (Ahane)(Captain), 15 Barry Nash (South Liberties)
16 Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), 17 Paudie Ahern (Killeedy), 18 Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 19 Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 20 Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh), 21 Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 22 Mike Mackey (Adare), 23 Conor McSweeney (South Liberties), 24 Jack O Grady (Knockainey).

Galway U21H v Limerick

1. Darragh Gilligan (Craughwell)
2. Declan Cronin (Cappataggle – joint captain)
3. Conor Cosgrove (Ardrahan)
4. Ian Fox (Sarsfields)
5. Jack Grealish (Gort)
6. Joe Mooney (Loughrea)
7. Sean Loftus (Turloughmore)
8. Kevin McHugo (Tommie Larkins)
9. Dan Nevin (Cappataggle)
10. Brian Concannon (Killimordaly)
11. Sean Linnane (Turloughmore)
12. Thomas Monaghan (Craughwell)
13. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)
14. Cian Burke (Athenry)
15. Jack Coyne (Castlegar)

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 B Championship (Richie McElligott Cup) Semi-Final – Kerry v Meath

Kerry will play Meath in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 B Championship (Richie McElligott Cup) Semi-Final on Saturday August 19th at 2pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final – Cork v Galway

Cork will play Galway in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 19th at 12:30pm in Cusack Park Mullingar.


Fixture Details

Saturday, August 19th
TG4 Senior All Ireland Quarter Final
Cork v Galway, Cusack Park, Mullingar 12:30pm
Refere – N. McCormack
***Televised Live on TG4***

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final – Cork v Galway

Cork will play Galway in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 19th at 7pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Fixture Details

The throw-in times for the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Finals have been confirmed as follows:

Saturday August 19th
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick

Dublin v Kilkenny
Throw-in: 5.15pm
Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare)

Cork v Galway
Throw-in: 7pm
Referee: Eamon Cassidy (Derry)

*Extra-time to be played in the event of a draw in either game.


Ticket Information

Admission Prices
Adults: €15
Students/OAPs: €8
12-18 year olds: €3
Under 12s: Free

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Match Preview

Cork v Galway, Gaelic Grounds, 7pm

This is a mouth-watering prospect, with the teams meeting for the first time since the 2015 decider when Cork upset the odds, having been beaten by Galway twice prior to that in the National League Final and the group stages of the Championship.

Cork returned to the All-Ireland Final last year but found Kilkenny too strong and it is worth recording that Galway only fell to the Stripeywomen after injury time in the Semi-Final.
They are on their third manager in as many seasons, Mark Dunne taking over from Ollie Bergin, who had in turn succeeded Tony Ward. Dunne, who has included his sister Molly in his backroom staff after her retirement, as well as former Galway and Dublin hurler Niall Corcoran, is moving closer to his strongest side, although he might have preferred a sterner test from Tipperary in the Quarter-Final.

They were extremely professional in navigating the group phase but were unable to break down Kilkenny. However, having finally given long-touted Minor star Siobhán McGrath her head, they have even more speed in attack and will look to cash in on the offensive threat that is also provided by McGrath’s sisters Orlaith and Niamh, Maria Cooney and the competition’s leading scorer Ailish O’Reilly.

Cork, of course, are renowned for their ability to smother opposition attacks, the likes of Pamela Mackey, Laura Treacy and captain Rena Buckley among the stickiest of defenders in the game. In addition, All-Ireland-winning skipper Ashling Thompson has been a central figure in the game-plan with her athleticism enabling her to sweep up deep in her own half while also forcing turnovers around the field and getting forward for a score or two. Gemma O’Connor, Aoife Murray and Orla Cotter are just some other who provide plenty of experience while Niamh McCarthy represents the new breed.

Galway have a similar profile in that regard, as apart from Siobhán McGrath, Róisín Black is a newcomer who has appeared to the manor born in defence. At the other end of the experience spectrum, Sarah Dervan’s return from injury adds steel to that division, Lorraine Ryan was captain when they won the All-Ireland in 2013 and Niamh Kilkenny remains an absolute joy to watch and a pain to marshal with her runs from deep and ability to finish off either side.

If both teams turn up, this could be a game for the ages.