Munster Senior Football Q-Final – Tipperary 0-20 Waterford 0-9

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 0-20 to 0-9 in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday May 19th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Munster SFC: Tipperary march on

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final


Report By John Fallon at Semple Stadium

Tipperary advanced to a Munster SFC semi-final date with Cork next Saturday after scoring a deserved victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium in Thurles.

Liam Kearns’ men were always on top during the contest and pulled away after the interval with a string of points. Waterford, in fairness, never gave up and rallied in the final quarter, but it was a matter of closing the gap rather than staging a comeback which would trouble the home side.

Tipperary led by 0-6 to 0-0 before Gavin Crotty finally opened the Waterford’s account in th 28th minute. That score lifted Waterford and they got some hope when Tommy Prendergast landed two excellent points from play before the break. It left Waterford trailing by 0-7 to 0-3 at half-time but Tipperary took charge after the restart.

They upped a gear and with Liam McGrath leading the way, they struck for six points in a blistering 11 minute spell. Michael Quinlivan fisted two efforts, McGrath struck a free and one from play and Kevin O’Halloran got his second point of the game with another fine effort.

Points from Liam Boland and Josh Keane pushed the lead out to 0-15 to 0-3 after 50 minutes and a landslide victory looked on the cards. Jason Lonergan and Philip Austin extended Tipperary’s lead, but Waterford battled to the end.

Jason Curry landed a sideline from the left for an excellent point and he also got a free, with Conor Murray and Hutchinson also finding the range for a battling Waterford side.

Tipperary continued to pick off good scores right to the end and while they never looked like finding the net, the Premier County landed enough points to ease to victory.

Scorers for Tipperary: Liam McGrath 0-9 (7fs), Michael Quinlivan 0-3, Kevin O’Halloran 0-2, Philip Austin, Jason Longeran, Jimmy Feehan, Jack Kennedy, Josh Keane, Liam Boland 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: Jason Curry 0-3 (1f, 1 sideline), Stephen Prendergast and Gavin Crotty 0-2 each, Conor Murray and JJ Hutchinson 0-1 each.

TIPPPERARY: Evan Comerford; Shane O’Connell, John Meagher, Alan Campbell; Bill Maher, Robbie Kiely, Jimmy Feehan; Liam Casey, Jack Kennedy; Josh Keane, Kevin O’Halloran, Brian Fox; Liam Boland, Michael Quinlivan, Liam McGrath.
Subs: Steven O’Brien for Kennedy (44), Philip Austin for O’Halloran (46), Kevin Fahey for Maher (50), Jason Lonergan for Quinlivan (54), Paddy Codd for Meagher (57), George Hannigan for Casey (65).

WATERFORD: Stephen Enright; James McGrath, Brian Looby, Aidan Trihy; Dylan Guiry, Stephen Prendergast, Billy O’Keefe; Tommy Prendergast, Michael Curry; Conor Murray, Shane Ryan, Kieran Power; Gavin Crotty, Joey Veale, JJ Hutchinson.
Subs: Jason Curry for O’Keefe (29), Craig Guiry for Veale (44), Joe Allen for McGrath (57, BC), Michael Kiely for Power (67), Mark Cummins for Trihy (71), Eoin O’Brien for Hutchinson (71).

REFEREE: Fergal Kelly (Longford)

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Adult Pre Purchase: €15.00
Adult Match Day: €20.00
Juveniles/U16’s: Free
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Video Preview – Waterford Manager Tom McGlinchey

Munster Senior Football Q-Final – Clare 1-23 Limerick 0-14

Clare defeated Limerick by 1-23 to 0-14 in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday May 19th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Match Highlights

Munster SFC: Kieran Malone inspires Clare

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final


Report By Declan Rooney at the Gaelic Grounds

Clare will meet Kerry in the Munster football semi-final after the brilliant Kieran Malone led them to the win over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds.

Limerick were well behind after the first quarter, but with Danny Neville and Jamie Lee in form they only trailed by five at the break, but after Eimhin Courtney settled Clare, six points from five substitutes helped Clare over the finish line with ease.

Eoin Cleary curled over a lovely score after three minutes to start the scoring, and his forward colleagues Keelan Sexton and David Tubridy soon matched his tally to make it 0-3 to 0-0 after five minutes.

A foul on Jamie Lee allowed Sean McSweeney to get Limerick on the board, but Clare’s response was emphatic as Pearse Lillis, Jamie Malone and Cleary all found the target again – and only a great save from Donal O’Sullivan denied Kieran Malone a goal.

But the Limerick defence was being carved open too easily, and after 18 minutes Kieran Malone exchanged passes with Jamie Malone, and Kieran round the net after his initial effort was well saved by O’Sullivan.

With Gary Brennan and Cathal O’Connor in control at midfield Clare were well on top at that stage, but to their credit Limerick responded with a couple of good scores as Jamie Lee and Danny Neville struck to trim the gap to six points.

A third Cleary score looked to have restored the natural order of the half nine minutes from the break, but with Lee and Neville instrumental, Limerick kept in touch.

A free from McSweeney saw them hit back straight away, before Lee and Neville pointed again, which was followed by a great Paul White score to put a goal between the sides after 28 minutes.

A great stop from Eamonn Tubridy halted Limerick’s run five minutes from the break, as points from Kieran Malone and David Tubridy, put Clare 1-9 to 0-7 ahead at half-time.

A foul and some dissent from Eoghan Collins allowed Lee to close the gap to four points early in the second-half, and by the 40thminute McSweeney pointed to put just a goal between the sides.

But Clare finally found their feet again after 13 barren minutes. Eimhin Courtney landed a great score, which was followed by four more unanswered points for Clare, with two of them coming from Cleary. From there to the end it was a canter for Clare as substitute Gearoid O’Brien and Kerian Malone landed efforts in a 12 point win.

Scorers for Clare: Kieran Malone 1-3, Eoin Cleary 0-5(0-5), David Tubridy 0-3 (1f), Eimhin Courtney 0-2, Conor Finucane 0-2, Conal Ó nAinifein, Pearse Lillis, Cathal O’Connor, Keelan Sexton, Gearoid O’Brien, Gavin Cooney, Martin O’Leary, and Jamie Malone 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: Sean McSweeney 0-5 (5fs), Jamie Lee 0-3 (1f), Danny Neville 0-2, Josh Ryan 0-3 (2fs), Paul White 0-1.

CLARE: Eamon Tubridy; Gordon Kelly, Cillian Brennan, Eoghan Collins; Cian O’Dea, Aaron Fitzgerald, Pearse Lillis; Garry Brennan, Cathal O’Connor; Kieran Malone, Eoin Cleary, Jamie Malone; Eimhin Courtney, Keelan Sexton, David Tubridy.
Subs: Subs: Conal Ó nAinifein for Kelly (42), Gearoid O’Brien for Sexton (58), Eanna O’Connor for Collins (69), Gavin Cooney for D Tubridy (64), Conor Finucane for K Malone (66), Martin O’Leary for Courtney (67).

LIMERICK: Donal O’Sullivan; Gareth Noonan, Sean O’Dea, David Connolly; Paul Maher, Cillian Fahy, Gordon Browne; Darragh Treacy, Patrick Begley; Peter Nash, Michael Fitzgibbon, Paul White; Sean McSweeney, Danny Neville, Jamie Lee Seamus.
Subs: Iain Corbett for Nash (44 BC), Josh Ryan for Begley (49), Killian Ryan for Lee (54), Davy Lyons for Fitzgibbon (61), Daniel Daly for Browne (61), Padraig Scanlon for Neville (64).

REFEREE: Noel Mooney (Cavan).

Ticket Information

Adult Pre Purchase: €15.00
Adult Match Day: €20.00
Juveniles/U16’s: Free
Students/Seniors will receive a €5.00 concession on Full Price Tickets with valid id prior to entry at the designated stile.

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Video – Clare Manager Colm Collins

Video – Limerick Manager Billy Lee

Team News

CLARE: Eamon Tubridy; Gordon Kelly, Cillian Brennan, Eoghan Collins; Pearse Lillis, Aaron Fitzgerald, Cian O’Dea; Gary Brennan, Cathal O’Connor; Kieran Malone, Eoin Cleary, Jamie Malone; Eibhin Courtney, Keelan Sexton, David Tubridy.