McGrath Cup Football – Cork 2-18 Waterford 0-7

Cork defeated Waterford by 2-18 to 0-7 in the McGrath Cup Football competition on Sunday January 7th at The Gold Coast Resort, Ballinacourty, Dungarvan.



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Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League – Clare 4-17 Cork 0-18

Clare defeated Cork by 4-17 to 0-18 in the second round of the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League on Sunday January 7th at Cusack Park Ennis.



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Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League – Limerick 3-19 Kerry 1-15

Limerick defeated Kerry by 3-19 to 1-15 in the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League on Sunday January 7th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.




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Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League – Kerry 1-23 Cork 1-13

Kerry defeated Cork by 1-23 to 1-13 in the third round of the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League on Sunday January 14th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


Kingdom savour first win over Cork since 1891

Report by Mortimer Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Co-Op Superstores Munster SHL

Kerry 1-23 Cork 1-13

A historic day in the world of Kerry hurling as they defeated a Cork team for the time in a competitive senior fixture since 1891 — en route to the Kingdom’s first and only All-Ireland title.

However Cork boss John Meyler wouldn’t be reaching for the panic button just yet as he fielded an experimental side in this dead rubber Co-Op Superstores Munster SHL in Austin Stack Park as he finalises preparations for a date with Kilkenny on January 27 in the Allianz League.

But credit the hosts who produced a storming second quarter (hitting 1-8, with just two points in reply from Cork) to lay the foundation for a win that brought some early cheer to the hurling folk in the Kingdom.

Bryan Murphy, Tom Murnane, Darren Dineen, and Sean B Weir excelled. In attack young Shane Conway, Padraig Boyle, and goalscorer Colm Harty all made a mark.

Kerry led 1-13 to 0-6 at the interval with Cork relying on the free taking of Declan Dalton to stay in touch. A John Looney goal narrowed the gap but Kerry, who played some neat passages of hurling, kept their composure to seal a magical win.

Goalkeeper Patrick Collins made some excellent saves while fullback Colm Barry and wing-forward Eoghain Keniry all impressed for Cork and manager Meyler was philosophical in defeat: “It was level early on and then Kerry tacked on a few scores and they got five or six points in a row and that steadied them, and they came into the game and played some good hurling.

“We were using the game like the previous two in the Munster League to try and find players and we were quite happy with one or two players there and that is the essence of these competitions.

“We are focused on Kilkenny in two weeks and that is it. We play Galway next Sunday, we have no long-term injuries but we were away training for two days and we are minding a few lads who picked up niggles.”

Kerry boss Fintan O’Connor was delighted with the result but was not getting carried away: “Cork had a young side out but anytime you beat Cork you’ll take it especially as a lot of those lads won Fitzgibbon medals last year.”

Scorers for Kerry: S Conway (0-10, 4 frees), C Harty (1-1), P Boyle (0-4), S Nolan (0-3), SB Weir (0-2), B Barrett, D Griffin and J Goulding (0-1 each)

Scorers for Cork: D Dalton (0-8, 7f), J Looney (1-0), E Keniry (0-3), L Meade and A Myers (0-1).

KERRY: M Stackpoole; J Buckley, J Diggins, Niall O’Mahony; S B Weir, B Murphy, D Dineen; B Barrett, D Griffin; C Harty, S Nolan, J Conway; P Boyle, S Conway, M O’Connor.
Subs: S Murphy for M Stackpoole (inj 4), T Murnane for J Diggins (inj 12), J Goulding for M O’Connor (46), D Fitzell for N O’Mahony (55), D O’Carroll for D Griffin (65).

CORK: P Collins: S Smyth, C Barry, G Murphy; R Cahalane, N O’Leary, J Cooper; C Cahalane, L Meade; E Keniry, D Dalton, J Looney; B Mulcahy, I Cahill, M Sugrue.
Subs: E Clifford for R Cahalane (h/t), A Myers for B Mulcahy (h/t), S Condon for I Cahill (h/t), E Healy for G Murphy (49), P Lyons for J Looney (57.

Referee: T Walsh (Waterford).


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Munster Scór na nÓg Final 2017/2018

The Munster Scór na nÓg Final 2017/2018 took place on Sunday January 7th 2018 at 2pm in Éire Óg Pavilion, Ovens Co. Cork.


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Results

RINCE FÓIRNE
TIOBRAID ÁRANN – An Caisleán Nua (Newcastle)
Aoife Ní Laocha, Sorcha Ní Inglis, Caelinn Nic Craith, Emma Wyse, Hollie de Búrca, Orlaith Ní Dhaltúin, Eimear Ní Chonchúir, Orlaith Nuinseann.

AMHRANAÍOCHT AONAIR
CORCAIGH – Cuillin UÍ Chaoimh (Cullen)
Mairéad Ní Mhuineacháin

AITHRISEOIREACHT
CORCAIGH – Sam Mac Uidhir (Sam Maguires)
Shannon Ní Bhuitiméir

BAILEAD GHRÚPA
CORCAIGH – Raonaithe Cairbre (Carbery Rangers)
Orlaigh Ní Ghormáin, Rachel Nic, Searraigh, Cáit Ní Chriodáin, Aoife Nic Suibhne, Siobhan Ní Dhonnabháin

LEIRIÚ
CIARRAÍ – Na Gaeil (Na Gael)
Barra Ó Siochrú, Emily Ní Choncra, Isobel NÍ Choncra, Joshua de Roiste, Liam Óg Ó Chingstean, Áine Ní Shúlleabháin, Aoife Ní Shulleabháin, Dearbhala Ní Chuirc

CEOL UIRLISE
CORCAIGH – Cill Seanaigh (Killshannig)
Darragh Ó Sé, Síle Ní Chaomhánach, Aoife Tornóir, Marcas Ó Sé, Eoin Tornóir

RINCE SEIT
CIARRAÍ – An Spá (Spa)
Érin Ní hAoláin, Meghann Ní Chróinín, Siona Ní Mhuineacháin, Órlaith Ní Spealáin, Liam Ó Spealáin, Gearóid Ó Suilleabháin, Cianan Ó Suilleabháin, Eoghan ó Maollmheana


CLÁR

RINCE FOIRNE (Corn Chontae Phortláirge)
CIARRAÍ An Spa Allis Ní Dhonnchú, Aislinn Ní Dhonnabháin, Léa Ní Mhurchú, Albhe Ní Ghallchobháir, Éirn Ní hAoláin, Órlaith Ní Spealain,
Cáit Ní Leathlobhair, Labhráin Ní Chearúil
LUIMNEACH Craobh Chumhra Ciara Ní Mhaolchaoin, Aoife Nic Ghiolla Mhártain, Heather Ní Bhroin, Amy Ní Mhaolchaoin, Aislinn Ní Eidhin, Cliona Portley, Ella Wojnar, Eimíle de Búrca
CORCAIGH An Bothar Buí Lydia Ní Shíocháin, Sadhbh Dunstan, Maighréad Ní Chathasaigh, Áine Ní Bhriain, Allish Ní Anluain, Aoidhbe Ní Dhubhasa, Maobh Ní Chroimín, Máire Ní Shiocháin
TIOBRAID ÁRANN An Caisleán Nua Aoife Ní Laocha, Sorcha Ní Inglis, Caelinn Nic Craith, Emma Wyse, Hollie de Búrca, Orlaith Ní Dhaltúin, Eimear Ní Chonchúir, Orlaith Nuinseann.

AMHRANAÍOCHT AONAIR (Corn Chontae Chiarraí)
AN CLÁR Naomh Iosaif Scraid na Cathrach Cormac Ó Broín
LUIMNEACH Mungairit Naomh Pól Aoibheann Ní Chosgair
CORCAIGH Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh Mairéad Ní Mhuineacháin
TIOBRÁID ÁRANN Mainistir na Croiche Caoimhe Ní Chradóg

AITHRISEOIREACHT (Corn Comhairle na Mumhan)
CORCAIGH Sam Mac Uidhir Shannon Ní Bhuitiméir
CIARRAÍ Na Gaeil Dearbhala Ní Chuirc
TIOBRÁID ÁRANN An tAonach Éire Óg Filip Mac an tSaoir
LUIMNEACH Mungairit Naomh Pól Jillian Ní Bhuachalla

BAILEAD GHRUPA (Corn Chontae Chorcaí C.L.G.)
TIOBRAID ÁRANN An Port Rua Laura Ní Sheanacháin, Cailín Ní Thréinir, Sorcha Ní Mhurchú, Natalie Ní Thréinir, Rachel Ní Mhaolruanaidh
CORCAIGH Raonaithe Cairbre Orlaigh Ní Ghormáin, Rachel Nic Searraigh, Cáit Ní Chriodáin, Aoife Nic Suibhne, Siobhan Ní Dhonnabháin
AN CLÁR Wolfetone na Sionna S.P. Ó Sé, Sorcha Ní Shionnaigh, Alanna Willets, Julita Ní Shionnaigh, Eoin Ó Riordáin
CIARRAÍ Gleann Fleisce Ailín Ní hÉalaithe, Éabha Ní hÉalaithe, Sinéad Ní Ghliosáin, Sorcha Ní Mhórain, Cáitlín Ní Chróinín.

LEIRIU (Corn Luimní)
CORCAIGH Naomh Seamas Sinéad Ní Dhonnabháin, Ciara Nic Searraigh, Lára Nic Searraig, Maobh de Barra, Aaron Ó Donnabháin, Darragh Ó Laoire, Seosamh Ó Súilleabháin
TIOBRAID ÁRANN Buiríos Ó Luigheach Colm Ó Baoill, Melissa Ní Riain, Adam Ó Carra, Katie Nic Gearailt, Kayleen Ní Dhuibhir, Emma Ní Dhúlainn
LUIMNEACH Granagh/Ballingarry Gráinne Ní Loingigh, Aislinn Ní Iarlatha, Kayleigh Ní Thuama, Eoin Ó hIarlatha, Diarmuid Ó Floinn, Daithí Mac Beinéid, Tomás Ó hUallacháin, Zach Ó hAodha
CIARRAÍ Na Gaeil Barra Ó Siochrú, Emily Ní Choncra, Isobel NÍ Choncra, Joshua de Roiste, Liam Óg Ó Chingstean, Áine Ní Shúlleabháin, Aoife Ní Shulleabháin, Dearbhala Ní Chuirc

CEOL UIRLISE (Corn Scór na Mumhan)
CORCAIGH Cill Seanaigh Darragh Ó Sé, Síle Ní Chaomhánach, Aoife Tornóir, Marcas Ó Sé, Eoin Tornóir
TIOBRAID ÁRANN Cill Shléibhe Sorcha Ní Fhógartaigh, Naoise Ní Bharóid, Aodhna Ó Baróid, Ciara Cheshire, Gearóid Ó Suilleabháin
LUIMNEACH Palais na Gréine Aoife Ní Fháulbhe, Ciaran Ó Conaill, Cearúll Ó Reachtáire, Cáitlin Ní Chathasaigh, Aoife Ní Phuirséil
CIARRAÍ Cill Chuimín Kiril Ó hÉilí, Beibhinn Ní Bhrosnacháin, Claire Stagg, Olwyn Ní hÉimhin, Eoghan Ó hÉimhin

RINCE SEIT (Corn Coiste Scór Thiobraid Arann)
CORCAIGH An Bothar Buí Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh, Megan Ní Churáin, Sorcha Ni Chróinín, Rosie Ní Dhalaigh, Antóin Ó Conchubháir, Tomás Ó Siocháin, B.J. Dunstan, Fionn Ó hAnluain
CIARRAÍ An Spá Érin Ní hAoláin, Meghann Ní Chróinín, Siona Ní Mhuineacháin, Órlaith Ní Spealáin, Liam Ó Spealáin, Gearóid Ó Suilleabháin, Cianan Ó Suilleabháin, Eoghan ó Maollmheana
TIOBRAID ÁRANN An Caisléan Nua Niamh Ní Chonchúir, Aurora Ní Mhóra, Amy Ní Dhuibhir, Saoirse Nic Carra, Sorcha Ní Inglis, Kayleigh Ní Chondún, Clara Ní Inglis, Caelinn Nic Craith
LUIMINEACH Naomh Ciaráin Éibhlín Ní Shúilleabháin, Cáit Ni Chionga, Ava Ní Chionga, Cliodhna Ni hEifearnáin, Críostóir Ó Cadhla, Seán ó Longáin, Éoin Ó Liostún, Séamas Ó Súilléabháin

AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – Knocknagree (Cork) 2-9 Naomh Colmcille (Donegal) 0-7

Knocknagree (Cork) defeated Naomh Colmcille (Donegal) by 2-9 to 0-7 in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final on Saturday January 20th at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar.


Daly delight as Knocknagree advance to Croker finale

Report by John Tarrant for the Irish Examiner newspaper

All-Ireland Club JAFC semi-final: Knocknagree (Cork) 2-9 – Naomh Colmcille (Donegal) 0-7

Knocknagree guaranteed their place in a Croke Park showpiece after comfortably ending the interest of Naomh Colmcille in the AIB All-Ireland JAFC semi-final at arctic TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar on Saturday. It was another solid team performance from the Cork champions, underpinned by an outstanding work ethic. Again, Knocknagree’s style of play was easy on the eye throughout the hour with clever link play and accurate passing evident.

And while Naomh Colmcille made a determined effort to get back into the frame midway through the second half, too many errors and the concession of sloppy goals in the opening spell proved their downfall, as did the loss of two players in the latter stages. At the full-time whistle, it was easy to understand Knocknagree manager John Fintan Daly’s delight.

“Our focus was much better, for I banned the use of two words over the past two weeks: ‘Croke Park’. If you didn’t win this game, you might as well have been a million miles away. It wasn’t our most polished performance but you go out and better what’s in front of you,” he said.

Naomh Colmcille boss Ryan McKinnley admitted the better team prevailed and took the defeat on the chin.

“Calling a spade, a spade, you‘ve to hand it to Knocknagree, they were fastest out of the starting blocks, a series of enforced errors saw us concede goals which isn’t good enough at this level. The boys are hugely disappointed, the setback will drive us on, to become the first Donegal club to a win an Ulster JAFC is positive for intermediate ranks,” he said.

Daly’s expectations about the Naomh Colmcille line-up came to fruition and the Knocknagree attack had the Ulster men’s defensive policy in disarray from an early stage.

“Like everybody else, we research opponents as best we can, their listed corner forward William Lynch is a natural half-back. They were applying a sweeper system yet it wasn’t going to deter us from our attacking policy,” he said.

Knocknagree looked the more accomplished side from the outset, though they enjoyed a large slice of luck for the opening goal in the fourth minute. James Dennehy’s effort for a point was partly blocked by a defender and despite the best efforts of keeper John Roulstone, the ball looped into the roof of the net.

Defensively, Knocknagree scarcely put a foot wrong with Michael Mahoney, Paul O’Connor, Kealan Buckley, and Donagh Moynihan outstanding. Up front, Eoghan McSweeney and John F Daly Junior thrived on a supply of quality possession.

At times, Knocknagree kicked frustrating wides yet they were in the driving seating approaching half-time, a classic turnover allowed Anthony O’Connor place Daly for a goal that forged a 2-4 to 0-3 interval advantage.

The Munster champions extended their position to nine points on the restart before the Netowncunningham side came more into the picture. Team captain Willie Gillespie and Daniel Clarke pointed frees and former Derry City and Finn Harps soccer player Matthew Crossan provided their lone score from play.

Knocknagree lost midfielder Danny Cooper and McSweeney to injury and that will be a concern ahead of the final, while a dismal afternoon for Naomh Colmcille got worse with red cards for the Lynch brothers.

Scorers for Knocknagree: J Dennehy, JF Daly Jnr (1-0 each); E McSweeney, F O’Connor, A O’Connor (f), D Moynihan (0-2 each); C White (0-1).

Scorers for Naomh Colmcille: W Gillespie (0-4 frees); M Crossan (0-2), D Clarke (0-1 free).

KNOCKNAGREE: P Doyle; M Mahoney, Gary O’Connor, K Buckley, K Daly, D Moynihan, P O’Connor; D Cooper, P Collins; J Dennehy, E McSweeney, F O’Connor; M Dilworth, J F Daly, A O’Connor.
Subs: A Sheehan for K Daly(28 bc), C White for D Cooper(ht inj), T Cooper for McSweeney(56 inj), C O’Leary for Collins(61), T Long for J F Daly(61).

NAOMH COLMCILLE: J Roulstone; A Devenney, R Hegarty, G Curran; K Gallagher, C Devine, P Friel; M Lynch, D Clarke; J Fullerton, R McErlean, O Hilley; M Crossan, W Gillespie, W Lynch.
Subs: M Friel for Curran (ht), E Gillespie for Gallagher (37).

Referee: J Gilmartin (Sligo)


Fixture Details

20.01.2018 (Sat)
AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final
TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar 14:00
Knocknagree (Corcaigh) v Naomh Colmcille (Dún na nGall)
Referee: John Gilmartin (Sligeach)
(E.T. if Necessary)


AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final – Kanturk (Cork) 3-13 Middletown Na Fianna (Armagh) 0-12

Kanturk (Cork) defeated Middletown Na Fianna (Armagh) by 3-13 to 0-12 in the AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final on Saturday January 27th at St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge.


Fixture Details

27.01.2018 (Sat)
AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final
St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge 14:00
Kanturk (Corcaigh) v Middletown Na Fianna (Ard Mhacha)
Referee: Gearoid McGrath (Loch Garman)
(E.T. if Necessary)


AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – Ardmore (Waterford) 4-12 Setanta (Donegal) 0-13

Ardmore (Waterford) defeated Setanta (Donegal) by 4-12 to 0-13 in the AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final on Saturday January 27th at Páirc Tailteann, Navan.


Fixture Details

27.01.2018 (Sat)
AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final
Páirc Tailteann, Navan 14:00
Ardmore (Port Láirge) v Setanta (Dún na nGall)
Referee: Alfie Devine (An Iarmhí)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Allianz Football League Division 2 – Clare 1-12 Cavan 2-9

Clare drew with Cavan on a scoreline of 1-12 to 2-9 in Round 1 of the Allianz Football League Division 2 on Saturday January 27th at Cusack Park Ennis.



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AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final – Moy Tir na nÓg (Tyrone) 1-5 An Ghaeltacht (Kerry) 0-6

Moy Tir na nÓg (Tyrone) defeated An Ghaeltacht (Kerry) by 1-5 to 0-6 in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final on Saturday January 27th at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.


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Fixture Details

27.01.2018 (Sat)
AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final
Semple Stadium, Thurles 14:00
An Ghaeltacht (Ciarraí) v Moy Tír na nÓg (Tír Eoghain)
Referee: John Hickey (Ceatharlach)
(E.T. if Necessary)