Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Round 4 – Tipperary 2-14 Clare 1-12

Tipperary defeated Clare by 2-14 to 1-12 in Round 4 of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship on Sunday June 10th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Round 4 – Waterford 2-17 Limerick 1-13

Waterford defeated Limerick by 2-17 to 1-13 in Round 4 of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship on Sunday June 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


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Munster S.H.C. – Limerick 2-26 Waterford 1-16

Limerick defeated Waterford by 2-26 to 1-16 in Round 4 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday June 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Munster SHC: Limerick ease past Waterford

LIMERICK 2-26 WATERFORD 1-16

Report By Declan Rooney for GAA.ie

Limerick cruised to victory and only need a draw against Clare to reach the Munster final after their dominant display against Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds.

This was their second win to add to the draw they claimed against Cork as first-half goals from Gearoid Hegarty and Graeme Mulcahy saw them sweep to victory.

John Kiely’s side worked their way into a 13-point lead by half-time and held that advantage to the finish line as Waterford rarely threatened the home side.

Pauric Mahony top scored for Waterford with ten points, while a second half goal from sub Tommy Ryan made no impact and their season came to an abrupt end.

After scoring a combined 4-40 in their two championship games to date, Waterford were quick out of the blocks and led by 0-2 to 0-1 after three minutes with Tom Devine and DJ Foran on target.

Without the suspended Aaron Gillane, Limerick called up Shane Dowling for his first appearance of the season, and he was unerring from placed balls in the first-half.

With both teams employing two-man full-forward lines and no sweeper on duty, the middle third was highly congested throughout, but it was a battleground that Limerick dominated. Lynch in particular was bright with three points before the break, while his colleague Darragh O’Donovan also slotted a sweet sideline cut.

At the back Limerick were very tight before half-time and kept Waterford to seven points at the break, with Mike Casey dominant in his duel with Stephen Bennett, while he was well flanked by the tight Richie English and Sean Finn.

Limerick were well on top with a 0-5 to 0-2 lead after nine minutes, and Gearoid Hegarty found the net after a brilliant move a minute later. It only took Limerick four minutes to add goal number two as Mulcahy pounced when Stephen O’Keeffe mis-controlled Seamus Flanagan effort.

Six points in a row underlined Limerick’s total dominance in the run up to half-time and they were well deserving of their 2-14 to 0-7 lead at that stage.

After a Pauric Mahony free to start the half, we had the bizarre sight of Waterford goalkeeper O’Keeffe scoring a point from play as he galloped up the right wing, but Limerick hit back with two of their own before sub Tommy Ryan crept in behind to throw Waterford a lifeline with his side’s first goal.

The Limerick lead was still ten points though, and three points in a row from the home side cancelled out that goal, while Dowling’s free taking easily saw Limerick over the line.

Scorers for Limerick: Shane Dowling 0-15 (13f), Cian Lynch 0-3, Gearoid Hegarty 1-1, Graeme Mulchy 1-0, Tom Morrissey 0-2, Kyle Hayes 0-2, Darragh O’Donovan 0-1 (1’sl), Seamus Flanagan 0-1, David Dempsey 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-10 (9f), Tommy Ryan 1-0, DJ Foran 0-1, Stephen Bennett 0-1, Tom Devine 0-1, Maurice Shanahan 0-1, Stephen O’Keeffe 0-1, Mikey Kearney 0-1.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Mike Casey, Richie English; Diarmuid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey; Darragh O’Donovan, Cian Lynch; Tom Morrissey, Kyle Hayes, Gearoid Hegarty; Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy, Shane Dowling
Subs: David Dempsey for Hegarty (54), Barry Murphy for Mulcahy (61), Willian O’Donoghue for O’Donovan (63), Barry Nash for Flanagan (68), Paul Browne for Lynch (68).

WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Shane Fives, Conor Gleeson, Noel Connors; Philip Mahony, Austin Gleeson, Michael Walsh; Stephen Roche, Jamie Barron; Kevin Moran, Pauric Mahony, DJ Foran; Tom Devine, Stephen Bennett, Patrick Curran
Subs: Shane McNulty for Fives (4), Maurice Shanahan for Curran (35), Tommy Ryan for Bennett (35), Jake Dillon for Roche (52), Mikey Kearney for Barron (65).

Referee: Sean Cleere (Kilkenny).



Munster Magic – Declan Hannon


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Munster S.H.C. – Clare 1-23 Tipperary 1-21

Clare defeated Tipperary by 1-23 to 1-21 in Round 4 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday June 10th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


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Munster SHC: Clare knock Tipperary out of the Championship

CLARE 1-23 TIPPERARY 1-21

Report By John Harrington for GAA.ie

Tipperary are out of the 2018 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, and they’ll surely feel their exit was caused by the width of a post.

Leading by 1-19 to 0-18 with 65 minutes on the clock they fashioned a goal chance that surely would have buried Clare once and for all. Jake Morris’ shot was well struck but bounced back off the upright, and Clare went straight back down the field to score a goal of their own through Ian Galvin that gave them the surge of impetus they so badly needed to win the match.


Ian Galvin goal for Clare


There was still plenty of drama thereafter, most notably the two match-winning points from Peter Duggan, but there’s no doubt that Galvin’s goal was the key moment of the match.

Perhaps Tipperary, playing their fourth match in 21 days, also ran out of the legs in the final 15 minutes of the match when they were outscored by 1-6 to 0-2.

Before then they’d been the better team for long stretches of the match, producing their best performance of the Championship thus far by some margin.

For the very start there was a method and energy to their play that had been marked absent in previous matches.

Their forwards worked ferociously hard when they didn’t have the ball, and time and again Clare defenders were blocked, hooked, or forced to turn backwards and clear under pressure.

This had a domino effect throughout the field as Clare were unable to supply their dangerous inside-forwards with well delivered ball because they didn’t have enough time to get their heads up and pick a pass.

The Tipperary half-backs and midfield were getting on top of their men, and as the half wore on more and more of the play was flowing towards Clare’s goals.

Three points from Jason Forde, one of them from play, and a brilliant Roan Maher score from the sideline already had Tipperary three points to the good when they struck for the first goal of the match.

A Brian Hogan puck-out was broken by Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher into the path of Billy McCarthy who showed a clean pair of hells to David Fitzgerald before driving a brilliant shot to the right-hand corner of the Clare net past Donal Tuohy.

The Tipperary supporters erupted, finally their team were playing with the sort of flair and authority they have come to expect from them in recent years.

Further points Forde (2) and Cathal Barrett gave Tipperary further momentum as they opened up a seven point lead, and by now Clare were struggling badly.

Even when they did manage to create clear scoring opportunities, their finishing was letting them down.

The normally ultra-reliable Tony Kelly wasn’t even immune to this malaise, as he hit three wides in a row despite shooting under little direct pressure from a Tipperary marker.

The mood of the match suddenly changed though in the final 15 minutes of the half.

Now it was the Clare half-backs who were getting on top, and the Clare forwards who were forcing the Tipperary defence into errors by applying pressure.

Tipp began conceding lots of frees, and Peter Duggan punished them to the hilt, scoring six in the first half alone.

And when Tony Kelly began finding his range, scoring two points from play in as many minutes, there was now some real wind in Clare’s sails.

By the time the half-time whistle came Tipperary were beginning to look like a tired team, but they still held a four-point lead, 1-10 to 0-9.

They built on it at the start of the second half, as three points from Forde and an inspirational score from Paudie Maher moved them 1-14 to 0-10 ahead.

They could never quite shake off Clare though thanks to the metronomic accuracy of Duggan from frees, and when substitute Podge Collins started getting onto the ball the Banner County were given a new surge of momentum.

Tipperary were still doing just about enough to keep them at arms length, with points from Bonner Maher, John McGrath, Forde, and Seamus Callanan nudging them into a 1-19 to 0-17 lead by the 60th minute.

Then came that pivotal moment when Morris hit the post and Clare raced down the field to score a brilliantly worked goal.

Duggan won a hard ball and laid it off to Collins who got his head up and picked out the perfect pass to Ian Galvin.

The Clare sub showed great footwork to step back instead and then unleashed an unstoppable shot to the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

In that passage of play Tipperary also sustained the considerable blow of losing Brendan Maher to what looked like a serious knee injury, but it looked like they still might hold out when Callanan scored another point and then Jason Forde’s persistence forced David McInerney into conceding a point for over-carrying.

Forde hadn’t missed from a placed ball all day, but he mishit his shot and Tipperary’s advantage remained at two points.

Clare levelled the match two minutes into the five of allotted injury-time with a point from John Conlon and another Duggan free, but once more Tipp got their noses in front again thanks to Noel McGrath.

The Banner County simply refused to be denied though, and in the final two minutes of injury-time they scored three quick-fire points through Collins and the irrepressible Duggan (2).

This was a huge win for Clare hurling, their first over Tipperary in the Championship in 15 years and their first time to beat them in Semple Stadium in 90 years.

The character they showed to grind it out bodes well for the summer ahead.

Scorers for Clare: Peter Duggan 0-15 (13f), Ian Galvin 1-0, Podge Collins 0-3, John Conlon 0-2, Tony Kelly 0-2, Jack Browne 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: Jason Forde 0-10 (8f, 1 ’65), Billy McCarthy 1-0, John McGrath 0-3, John McGrath 0-2, Seamus Callanan 0-2, Ronan Maher 0-1, Cathal Barrett 0-1, Padraic Maher 0-1, Patrick Maher 0-1.

TIPPERARY: Brian Hogan; Sean O’Brien, Seamus Kennedy, Donagh Maher; Joe O’Dwyer, Padraic Maher, Brendan Maher; Ronan Maher, Cathal Barrett; Dan McCormack, Patrick Maher, Billy McCarthy; Seamus Callanan, Jason Forde, John McGrath
Subs: Noel McGrath for Dan McCormack (9), Jake Morris for Patrick Bonner (60), Alan Flynn for Joe O’Dwyer (60), Willie Connors for Brendan Maher (67), John O’Dwyer for Billy McCarthy (70)

CLARE: Donal Tuohy; Patrick O’Connor, David McInerney, Jack Browne; David Fitzgerald, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan; Colm Galvin, Cathal Malone; Peter Duggan, Tony Kelly, David Reidy; Conor McGrath, John Conlon, Shane O’Donnell
Subs: Podge Collins for Conor McGrath (38), Seadna Morey for David Fitzgerald (47), Ian Galvin for David Reidy (59), Jason McCarthy for Cathal Malone (62), Darragh Corry for Colm Galvin (64)

Ref: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow)



Munster Magic – Michael Ryan


Ticket Prices – Senior and Minor Hurling Round-Robin Championship Matches

Adult: Stand €20, Terrace €15
Under 16s: €5 all areas
Student/OAP: Concession of €5 with valid ID prior to entry at the designated stile.

The above prices are pre purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day

Tickets are available for purchase via gaa.ie/tickets
and participating Centra and Supervalu Outlets (Ticketing Store Locator)


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