National Hurling League Round 2 – Team News

The second round of the National Hurling League takes place this weekend. Check out the Match Programme (left) for the fixtures.

CLARE (SH v Laois): P. Brennan; T. Keogh, D. Clancy, F. Lohan; J. McInerney, C. Plunkett, G. Quinn; C. Lynch, B. O’Connell; J. Clancy, D. O’Rourke, T. Carmody; N. Gilligan, F. Lynch, M. Flaherty.

LIMERICK (SH v Tipperary) – D. Bulfin; M. O’Riordan, S. Lucey, S. Hickey; M. O’Brien, P. O’Dwyer, D. Clancy; D. O’Grady, W. McNamara; S. Lavin, H. Flavin, A. O’Connor; A. O’Shaughnessy, P. Brown, P. Tobin

TIPPERARY (SH vs. Limerick): Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange); Eamonn Buckley (Drom & Inch); Declan Fanning (Killenaule), Conor O’Brien (Eire Og Annacarty);Eamon Corcoran (JK Brackens), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Benny Dunne (Toomevara); James Woodlock (Drom & Inch), Shane Maher (Burgess); Seamus Butler (Drom & Inch), Ryan O’Dwyer (Cashel King Cormacs), Pat Kerwick (Killenaule); Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone), Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields), Willie Ryan (Toomevara)

Resignation of Munster Council Secretary

It is with regret that Munster Council GAA received the resignation of the current Munster Council Secretary, Simon Moroney, last night (Thursday, January 17th). The resignation is to take effect in late June 2008. Mr. Moroney has been employed as Council Secretary for the past four years under a secondment arrangement with his employer, Clare County Council. Mr. Moroney is resuming his employment with the local authority in Clare following four years at the helm in Munster.

The reason for his resignation is that his proposal for the creation of an adequate staffing structure for the council, which he outlined in his report to last year’s Annual Convention, and supported by the other Council Officers to meet the increased workload of the Council Rúnaí arising from statutory, but very necessary and welcome, membership by the Rúnaí of national Committees (CCC, NISC, Insurance Workgroup etc.) over the past two years and the introduction of modern work methods in Council HQ was not accepted by the Council at last year’s Annual Convention or at a subsequent Council meeting early last year. Other similar sized councils have this staffing structure in place.

The Council was very complimentary last night on the manner in which Mr. Moroney efficiently discharged his duties as Council Rúnaí during his term. The Council will advertise early next week for a replacement Secretary. The council also decided last night to recruit a Deputy Secretary this year. The Council Treasurer, Mr. Ger Hickey, and PRO, Mr. Willie O’Connor, also end their three-year terms as Council officers at Annual Convention to be held in Clare next month.

Liam Ó Conchúir,
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí

2008 Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling

Tipperary will play Waterford in the Waterford Crystal Cup Final this weekend at 2:00pm on Sunday at Templemore.

Tipperary 4-14 Cork Institute of Technology 0-15- Goals from Lar Corbett (2), Pa Bourke and Eoin Kelly (penalty) helped Tipperary to an 11 point victory over Cork Institute Technology in the semi-final of the Waterford Crystal Cup. Tipperary led by 1-11 to 0-10 at the interval and will now play the winner of the other semi-final between Waterford and the Limerick Institute of Technology which is scheduled for Sunday in Dungarvan at 2:00pm. Match Report

Waterford 3-12 Limerick Institute of Technology 2-13 – Waterford had two points to spare over LIT in the semi-final of the Waterford Crystal Cup on Sunday to quality for a final showdown against Tipperary next weekend.

Match Report

2008 McGrath Cup Senior Football

Clare will host Limerick at Cooraclare in the final of the McGrath Cup on Sunday next at 2:00pm.

Limerick 0-14 Limerick Institute of Technology 0-6 – Limerick defeated LIT by eight points to qualify for the McGrath Cup Final against either Clare or the Cork Institute of Technology. Match Report

Clare 2-11 Cork Institute of Technology 0-6 – Clare eased to an 11 point victory over CIT on Sunday in the semi-final of the McGrath Cup. Clare will now play Limerick in the final next weekend.

2008 Dr. Harty Cup Quarter-Final Draw

The draw has been made for the Quarter-Finals of the Dr. Harty Cup Senior Hurling Colleges competition.

Nenagh CBS vs. West Waterford Colleges
De La Salle vs. St. Caimins Shannon
Ard Scoil Ris vs. Doon CBS
Thurles CBS vs. Our Ladys Templemore

The Quarter-Finals will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd.

2008 Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final Draw

The draw has been made for the Quarter-Finals of the Corn Uí Mhuirí Senior Football Colleges competition.

Dhuibhne (Dingle) vs. St Fachtna’s
Tralee CBS vs. St Flannan’s
Coláiste Chríost Rí vs. Glanmire CS
St Brendan’s vs. Coláiste Choilm

The Quarter-Finals will take place on Wednesday, January 30th.

2008 Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling

2008 Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling
The semi-finals of the Waterford Crystal Cup will take place this weekend with Tipperary playing the Cork Institute of Technology on Saturday while Waterford host the Limerick Institute of Technology on Sunday. Check the Match Programme for details.

Waterford 5-14 IT Tralee 2-5 Match Report

Limerick IT 3-12 Clare 0-11 Match Report

Tipperary 1-17 UCC 1-5

Cork IT 2-13 Kerry 0-4 Match Report

2008 McGrath Cup Senior Football

The semi-finals of the McGrath Cup will take place this weekend with Limerick playing the Limerick Institute of Technology on Saturday while Clare take on the Cork Institute of Technology on Sunday. Check the Match Programme for details. Limerick IT 1-9 Waterford IT 0-7 Match Report

Clare 1-13 U.L. 1-6 Match Report

Cork IT 0-9 Tipperary 1-4 Match Report

Limerick 2-11 IT Tralee 1-6

2008 Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have received a walkover from Cork in the Preliminary Round of the Waterford Crystal Cup. LIT will now play Clare in the Quarter-Final on Sunday at 2:00pm in Meelick. Check out the match programme for the other Quarter-Final fixtures.

Clare defeated the University of Limerick by 0-20 to 1-13 in the Waterford Crystal Cup on Sunday at Meelick. On Thursday night, Cork are due to play the Limerick Institute of Technology at Pairc Ui Rinn.

In the first match played in the competition, Waterford defeated the Waterford Institute of Technology by 2-15 to 1-10. Match Report

2008 McGrath Cup Senior Football

The Quarter-Finals of the McGrath Cup will take place on Sunday at 2:00pm. The game between Waterford IT and Limerick IT fixed for Ballygunner on Sunday is off due to pitch conditions. The game is rescheduled for Tuesday night 7pm if pitch with floodlights is available. Check out the match programme for the fixture details.

Clare and the University of Limerick recorded victories in the preliminary round of the McGrath Cup competition.

Clare 0-9 UCC 0-4 Match Report

UL 1-15 Waterford 2-9 Match Report