Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Limerick 1-23 Tipperary 2-14

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 1-23 to 2-14 in Round 1 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday May 20th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


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Dan McCormack goal


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LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid (Effin); Sean Finn (Bruff), Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher), Richie English (Doon); Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Declan Hannon (Adare), Dan Morrissey (Ahane); Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell); Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks), Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Tom Morrissey (Ahane); Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh), Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)
Subs: Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock), Paul Browne (Bruff), Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), Barry Murphy (Doon), William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), David Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca), Pat Ryan (Doon).


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Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Cork 2-23 Clare 1-21

Cork defeated Clare by 2-23 to 1-21 in Round 1 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday May 20th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


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Munster SHC: Clare sunk by late Cork surge

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

CORK 2-23 CLARE 1-21

Report By Denis Hurley for GAA.ie

A late surge in an extended period of injury time saw Cork over the line in their Munster SHC opener against Clare at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday.

With the game having been held up after an injury to Cork’s Robbie O’Flynn, 11 minutes of injury time were signalled at the end of a second half during which the sides had been neck and neck for the most part. However, when they were needed, Cork got the scores required.

Clare started at a frantic pace, with John Conlon putting them ahead within 17 seconds of the start while Colm Galvin and Peter Duggan were also on target.

The home side soon settled though as Patrick Horgan converted a free in the fifth minute before Mark Coleman landed a long-range effort and they were level when Horgan pointed a free from halfway on seven minutes.

While another Duggan free put Clare ahead again, Cork found their groove with scores from Horgan – two, one a free – and championship debutant O’Flynn to lead 0-6 to 0-4 after 16 minutes.

More than once, Clare threatened break though the Cork defence, but good defending from Damien Cahalane and Seán O’Donoghue was vital for the hosts, who had a goal chance of their own as Donal Tuohy had to save well from O’Flynn.

A scrappy half continued to ebb and flow with Cork just about keeping on top, Mark Coleman doing well to deny David Reidy a sight of goal on 25, though Colm Galvin did tie the game at 0-8 each on the half-hour.

Cork responded through Darragh Fitzgibbon and Séamus Harnedy before Tony Kelly pointed for Clare in injury time to leave just one in it at half-time. The same gap pertained by the 45th minute, when O’Flynn collided badly with team-mate Conor Lehane, necessitating a nine-minute hold-up as O’Flynn was attended to.

When the action did resume, Cork showed they hadn’t been rattled as O’Flynn’s replacement Shane Kingston launched a point attempt and, while that was heading wide, Horgan kept the ball in and Lehane produced a wonderful one-handed finish.

Horgan added his sixth point to put five in it, but Clare weren’t for lying down. The margin was reduced with points from David Reidy and Conlon and then they levelled as Shane O’Donnell’s lovely pass put Tony Kelly in, one touch taking the ball past goalkeeper Anthony Nash and the other firing to the net.

Cork had an instant response with two Horgan points, Reidy replying for Clare, and when Horgan pointed again, Kelly with a free and Colm Galvin tied the game again, 1-18 each, as injury time began.

When Cork won a free deep in their own half Horgan and Nash conferred on who should take it before Horgan sent over his tenth point of the game, quickly followed by scores from Harnedy and Lehane to leave it 1-22 to 1-19 but still with five minutes for Clare to find something.

John Conlon did get two more points for them, sandwiching a Cork score by Mark Ellis, but the game was made safe when Cork captain Harnedy netted their second goal in the 80th minute.



Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-10 (0-6 frees), Conor Lehane, Séamus Harnedy 1-2 each, Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-3, Mark Ellis 0-2, Mark Coleman, Bill Cooper, Robbie O’Flynn, Dean Brosnan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: Tony Kelly 1-3 (0-1 free), John Conlon 0-5, Peter Duggan 0-4 (frees), Colm Galvin, David Reidy (0-2 frees) 0-3 each, Shane O’Donnell 0-2, Conor McGrath 0-1.

CORK: Anthony Nash (Kanturk); Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), Colm Spillane (Castlelyons); Mark Ellis (Millstreet), Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), Mark Coleman (Blarney); Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville), Bill Cooper (Youghal); Séamus Harnedy (St Ita’s), Conor Lehane (Midleton), Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields); Robbie O’Flynn (Erin’s Own), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers), Luke Meade (Newcestown).
Cork Subs: Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr) for Kearney (34-half-time, blood), Shane Kingston (Douglas) for Meade (43), Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum) for O’Flynn (54), Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers) for Kearney (68).

CLARE: Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); David McInerney (Tulla), Jack Browne (Ballyea), Séadna Morey (Sixmilebridge); Patrick O’Connor (Tubber), Conor Cleary (St Patrick’s Miltown Malbay), David FitzGerald (Inagh/Kilnamona); Colm Galvin (Clonlara), Tony Kelly (Ballyea); Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge), Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), David Reidy (Éire Óg); Conor McGrath (Cratloe), John Conlon (Clonlara), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg).
Clare Subs: Cian Dillon (Crusheen) for Browne (17-20, blood), Darragh Corry (Tulla) for Duggan (57), Michael O’Malley (Kilmaley) for O’Connor (70), Ian Galvin (Clonlara) for Reidy (70), Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge) for Colm Galvin (70).

Referee: Seán Cleere (Kilkenny)



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CLARE: Donal Tuohy; Pat O’Connor, Conor Cleary, Jack Browne; David Fitzgerald, David McInerney, Seadna Morey; Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, John Conlon, David Reidy; Conor McGrath, Peter Duggan, Shane O’Donnell.


Video Preview – Cork Manager John Meyler


Video Preview – Clare Joint Manager Gerry O’Connor


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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.


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Munster SFC: Kieran Malone inspires Clare

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final

CLARE 1-23 LIMERICK 0-14

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).


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Video – Clare Manager Colm Collins


Video – Limerick Manager Billy Lee


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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.



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

TIPPERARY 0-20 WATERFORD 0-9

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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Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final – Clare 1-9 Tipperary 2-4

Clare defeated Tipperary by 1-9 to 2-4 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final on Tuesday May 8th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


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Banner finish with a flourish

Report by Michael Dundon for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 1-9 Tipperary 2-4: A strong finish by Clare yielded three points and clinched their place in the Munster minor football semi-final at the expense of a disappointing Tipperary side before 885 spectators at Semple Stadium last night.

The win was no more than Clare deserved as they were the more enterprising team throughout but they made life difficult for themselves with some erratic shooting, off target no fewer than 16 times in a game of moderate standard.

The throw-in was delayed for over 20 minutes due to the late arrival of the Clare side and this may have explained their slow start which saw Tipperary hit the front with a Max Hackett goal after eight minutes.

In a lacklustre first half, in which both sides were guilty of handling errors and poor shooting, Tipperary should have had a second goal after 25 minutes but Sean O’Connor failed to convert after being set up by Kyle Shelley.

It was an expensive miss and a brace of Shane Meehan points just before the break had Clare hot on Tipperary’s heels at half-time, with the home county leading 1-2 to 0-4.

Four minutes after resuming, Clare hit the front when Kevin Keane netted with Tipp defenders claiming a square ball, but referee David Murnane awarded the goal after consultation with his umpires.

A minute later, Cian McDonagh blazed wide for Clare with the Tipp goal at his mercy. Clare were the dominant side and Shane Meehan extended their advantage, 1-5 to 1-3, after 41 minutes.

Tipperary were level after 42 minutes when Christy English slipped his marker to crack home a fine goal and with five minutes of actual time to play, there was still deadlock between the sides.

In the closing minutes, Clare found an extra gear. Firstly Emmet McMahon pointed a 45 for the lead. A minute later, Shane Meehan extended their advantage and, in injury-time, Meehan clinched the victory with his fifth point, sending Clare forward to meet Kerry in the Munster final.

Clare fully deserved their win but they will have reservations about slack finishing and some basic handling errors which need to be addressed before the final. Shane Meehan and Emmet McMahon led by example but Cillian Rouine, Cian McDonagh, and John Murphy also had big games.

Clare scorers: S Meehan (0-5,3fs), K Keane (1-0), E McMahon (0-3,2fs), T Kelly (0-1);

Tipperary scorers: C English (1-1,0-1f), M Hackett (1-0), S O Connor (0-2,1f), K Shelly (0-1).

CLARE: M Garrihy; J Reidy, D Connelly, J Murphy; C Carrig, C Rouine, A O Connor; C Okoye, E McMahon; T Kelly, C McDonagh, P O Donoghue; K Keane, S Meehan, M McInerney
Subs: G Daurio for O Donoghue; S Lillis for Keane.

TIPPERARY: C Scully; T McDonagh, S Lowe, C McDonagh; M O Meara, G Meagher, J Ryan; K Ryan, K Hayes; M Hackett, D Ryan, C English; K Shelly, S O Connor, E Daly.
Subs: R Byron for K Ryan; B Murphy for Hayes; J Holloway for D Ryan; P Creedon for O Connor; J O Sullivan for Byron.

Referee: D Murnane, Cork


Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 1-11 Cork 1-10

Kerry defeated Cork by 1-11 to 1-10 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final on Tuesday May 8th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


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A familiar tale as Kerry break Rebel hearts

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Just when you think you have them cornered, Kerry find a way out. Yesterday evening in Tralee, the Cork minors were sure they had done enough to force extra-time against a county which has not tasted defeat at this level since August of 2013.

As Cork celebrated Conor Corbett’s 61st-minute equalising goal, Kerry quickly reset. Referee Sean Lonergan had indicated three minutes of stoppages and the hosts had no intention of holding on for two additional 10-minute periods. A county does not win four All-Irelands on the hop with a keep-ball mentality.

Goalkeeper Marc Kelliher put the ball back in play, possession was worked to Jack O’Connor, the substitute from Beaufort had ghosted up the field without little or any attention being paid to him, and despite numerous Cork shirts closing in, he held his nerve to land the winning point.

There was time for Cork to chase an equaliser. None was forthcoming. The defeat marks a fifth consecutive summer where the county’s minor campaign has ended at the hands of their neighbours. No more than the 2015 extra-time semi-final defeat in Tralee, this one will hurt.

Cork, aided by the wind, were the more probing side in the opening half and yet went back down the tunnel tied at 1-3 to 0-6. The result appeared beyond them when Kerry kicked six unanswered points between the 38th and 44th minute, but the visitors refused to go away.

Two Aodhán Ó Luasa frees and a Jack Kelleher minor had them within touching distance, 1-10 to 0-10, as the clock entered the red. Their equalising goal came from the likeliest of suspects. Conor Corbett had been a thorn in the Kerry defence all evening, kicking four points from play in the opening half. He smashed a low shot past Kelliher to tie up matters. And still, Kerry march on.

The development of this Cork group, as in 2015 and 2017, will be somewhat stunted by a failure to negotiate the Munster semi-final hurdle. Kerry will be kicking ball until at least late July, looking forward to a seventh straight Munster final.

Trailing 0-7 to 1-3 early in the second half, the hosts appeared to have made the decisive burst when kicking six unanswered points to move 1-9 to 0-7 ahead. Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich (two frees), O’Connor, Dan McCarthy, Jack Kennelly, and Paul Walsh were all on the mark as a Kingdom attack, so subdued in the opening period, sparked to action.

O’Connor’s winner aside, they’ll have been disappointed by the manner in which they allowed Cork restore parity. They’ll be disappointed too by a first half where they went scoreless for periods of 11 and 16 minutes. Having recovered from the setback of Paul Walsh’s seventh-minute goal, Cork had the deficit cut to the minimum by the 18th minute. Corbett had a goal shot blocked by the body of Dan Murphy. In the subsequent action, Niall Hartnett and Aodhán Ó Luasa put through Corbett for another green flag opportunity. This time, the crossbar denied the Clyda Rovers corner-forward.

And when Sean McDonnell dropped a pointed effort short, one wondered if Cork would ever get back on level terms. On 23 minutes, Corbett did just that, also edging them in front for the first time approaching the break.

Kerry could have had a second goal if Patrick D’Arcy offloaded to the unmarked Paul Walsh in first-half stoppage time. It didn’t materialise, although Walsh did have the final say of the half when kicking Kerry’s first score in 16 minutes to tie matters. Their unbeaten run extends to 26. The drive for five continues.

Scorers for Kerry: P Walsh (1-3, 0-2 frees); R Ó Beaglaoích (0-2 frees), D McCarthy, J O’Connor (0-2 each); D Rahilly, J Kennelly (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: C Corbett (1-4); A Ó Luasa (0-4, 0-4 frees); N Hartnett, J Kelleher (0-1 each).

Kerry: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); K O’Donoghue (Legion), C Moriarty (Annascaul), C Flannery (Dingle); D McCarthy (Kenmare), D Murphy (Rathmore), D Mangan (Laune Rangers); P O’Shea (Kilcummin), D Lyne (Legion); D Rahilly (Rathmore), P D’Arcy (Glenflesk), K Falvey (Annascaul); J Kennelly (Ballydonoghue), P Walsh (Brosna), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)
Subs: J O’Connor (Beaufort) for Rahilly (40 mins); D Dineen for Kennelly, S Quilter (Austin Stacks) for D’Arcy (both 55).

Cork: D Doody (Buttevant); D Connolly (Glanworth), D Buckley (Newcestown), C O’Donovan (Glanmire); F Cronin (Cullen), D Phelan (Aghada), E Nation (Nemo Rangers); N Hartnett (Douglas), J Harte (Douglas); H Murphy (Éire Óg), D O’Sullivan (St Finbarr’s), E Cooke (Ballincollig); S McDonnell (Mallow), A Ó Luasa (Naomh Abán), C Corbett (Clyda Rovers)
Subs: M O’Neill (Buttevant) for McDonnell (27); J Kelleher (Canovee) for O’Sullivan (46); G Carey (Buttevant) for Harte (47); R Lombard (Ballyhooley) for Hartnett (55); J O’Shea (Urhan) for O’Donovan (57).

Referee: S Lonergan (Tipperary).


Team News

Kerry: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); C Flannery (Dingle), K O’Donoghue (Legion), D Mangan (Laune Rangers); C Moriarty (Annascaul), D McCarthy (Kenmare), D Murphy (Rathmore); D Rahilly (Rathmore), D Lyne (Legion); P Walsh (Brosna), P O’Shea (Kilcummin),K Falvey (Annascaul); P D’Arcy (Glenflesk), J Kennelly (Ballydonoghue), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).

Cork: D Doody (Buttevent); D Connolly (Glanworth), D Buckley (Newcestown), C O’Donovan (Glanmire); F Cronin (Cullen), D Phelan (Aghada), E Nation (Nemo Rangers); N Hartnett (Douglas), J Harte (Douglas); H Murphy (Eire Óg), Dara O’Sullivan (St Finbarr’s), E Cooke (Ballincollig); S McDonnell (Mallow), A O’Luasa (Naomh Aban), C Corbett (Clyda Rovers).


Munster U21 Hurling Q-Final – Limerick 3-18 Clare 0-13

Limerick defeated Clare by 3-18 to 0-13 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Quarter-Final on Monday May 7th at Cusack Park Ennis.


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Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship

LIMERICK 3-18 CLARE 0-13

Report by GAA.ie

Conor Boylan and Seamus Flanagan both hit 1-2 as the reigning All-Ireland U-21 champions defeated Clare in the Munster quarter-final at Cusack Park in Ennis. Brian Ryan also scored six points from play, and substitute Mark O’Dwyer added a goal just after his introduction late on. Limerick completely dominated the first half and should have held a more substantial lead, than their 0-10 to 0-8 interval advantage. But after Conor O’Halloran was sent-off Limerick wore Clare down, and the goals arrived in the final quarter.

Limerick began well and senior star Flanagan was a big presence in the full-forward line. Kyle Hayes was dominant in the half-back line too, and they built from there. The visitors scored three points in a row, with Boylan the first to find his range inside the opening minute. Points from Barry Murphy and Ryan followed and Clare looked in real trouble. Michael Corry replied with a badly needed effort in the sixth minute, but that was cancelled out by Ryan and Darren O’Connell. And Flanagan got his deserved point in the 14th minute. The Feohanagh clubman moved out to the half-forward line where he began to supply some brilliant passes inside, and Limerick continued to win all the personal battles apart from some inspired play from Clare captain Jason McCarthy.

Aidan McCarthy’s point in the 15th minute was a timely reprieve and Clare trailed by 0-7 to 0-3 when Gary Cooney scored shortly after. The teams went point for point, but Clare didn’t go away, and despite some erratic shooting they were still right in the game as it approached half-time. However, Ryan was in fine form and scored his fourth point from play while Murphy’s second opened up a 0-10 to 0-4 lead in the 25th minute. Limerick looked to be in control but Clare rallied before the interval, and points from Padraic O’Loughlin, Gary Cooney and Aidan McCarthy (two frees) meant they only trailed by 0-10 to 0-8.

But O’Halloran’s red card in the 32nd minute, for a clash with Darren O’Connell, was a turning point. Clare stayed in the game with McCarthy’s frees, he finished with six points, but Limerick hammered home their advantage once Flanagan scored the crucial goal. That arrived in the 45th minute, Boylan found the net eight minutes from time, and O’Dwyer sealed the victory with his first touch.

Scorers for Limerick: Brian Ryan 0-6, Seamus Flanagan 1-2, Conor Boylan 1-2, Barry Murphy 0-5 (4fs), Mark O’Dwyer 1-1, Darren O’Connell 0-1, Paddy O’Loughlin 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: Aidan McCarthy 0-6 (6fs), Gary Cooney 0-2, Padraic O’Loughlin 0-2, Michael Corry 0-1, Steven Conway 0-1, Sean O’Loughlin 0-1.

LIMERICK: Jamie Power; Brian McPartland, Josh Adams, John Flynn; Daniel Minehan, Kyle Hayes, Thomas Grimes; Paddy O’Loughlin, Mike Mackey; Brian Ryan, Barry Murphy, Conor Boylan; Darren O’Connell, Seamus Flanagan, Oisin O’Reilly.
Subs: Paudi Ahern for O’Connell (44), Willie O’Meara for Minehan (50), Mark O’Dwyer for O’Reilly (54), Micheál Houlihan for Ryan (57), Brian Timmins for McPartland (57).

CLARE: Killian Nugent; Bradley Higgins, Ross Hayes, Conor O’Halloran; Diarmuid Ryan, Jason McCarthy, Pauric McNamara; Michael Corry, Kieran Galvin; Steven Conway, Gary Cooney, Aidan McCarthy; Joe Carmody, Colin Guilfoyle, Billy Connors.
Subs: Padraic O’Loughlin for Carmody (21), Sean O’Loughlin for Conway (30), Liam O’Connor for Corry (half-time), Cathal Darcy for Galvin (39), Michael O’Shea for Connors (51).

REFEREE: Philip Kelly (Tipperary).


Ticket Information
Adult: €10.00
Under 16s: Free
Student/OAP receive €5 concession on full priced adult tickets with valid id prior to entry at the designated stile.
This is an unreserved seating fixture

Tickets available to buy in advance in participating Centra and Supervalu outlets.


Team News

LIMERICK: Jamie Power (Monaleen); Brian McPartland (Doon), Josh Adams (Ballybrown), John Flynn (Patrickswell); Daniel Minehan (Ahane), Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh); Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), Mike Mackey (Adare); Brian Ryan (South Liberties), Barry Murphy (Doon), Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh); Darren O’Connell (Kildimo-Pallaskenry) Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh), Oisin O’Reilly (Kilmallock). Subs: Adam O’Brien (Ahane), Paudi Ahern (Killeedy), Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), Jack Casey (Murroe-Boher), Micheal Houlihan (Kilmallock), Eoin Mulcahy (Mungret), Mark O’Dwyer (Monaleen), Willie O’Meara (Askeaton), Brian Timmins (Murroe-Boher).

CLARE: Killian Nugent; Conor O’Halloran, Ross Hayes, Bradley Higgins; Diarmuid Ryan, Jason McCarthy, Pauric McNamara; Michael Corry, Kieran Galvin; Aidan McCarthy, Gary Cooney, Steven Conway; Joe Carmody, Colin Guilfoyle, Billy Connors. Subs: Eamonn Foudy, Liam O’Connor, Cathal Lynch, Cathal Darcy, Sean O’Loughlin, Padraic O’Loughlin, Michael O’Shea, Darren Cullinan, Ian Murray.


Match Programme

Pick up a copy of Monday’s 32 page souvenir match programme for 3 euro.



Munster GAA Senior Championship Tickets now on sale

Tickets for the Munster GAA Senior Hurling and Football Championship are now on sale.

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


Munster GAA Championship Launch 2018


Juvenile Group Package

Juvenile Group tickets can be availed of at €5 per juvenile with 1 adult free with every 10 juveniles for Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches (with the exception of games in Cusack Park Ennis). Additional adults will pay the Pre-Purchase Stand Price of €20. Payment must be made in advance via Credit/Debit Card or EFT ONLY. A member of Munster GAA will contact your club to arrange payment.

Orders must be submitted via the online form below by the Thursday week prior to each game.

Tickets are for collection on the day with details sent to the email submitted on the form.

Juvenile Group Package Form


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.
* General Admission Price of €20 for Cusack Park Ennis

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


Ticket Prices – Senior Football Quarter-Final & Semi-Final Championship Matches

Adult: €15 General Admission
Under 16s: Free of charge 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


Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championship Fixtures 2018

Munster GAA Event Calendar 2018


Munster MFC S-Final Playoff 2 – Tipperary 2-11 Waterford 2-6

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 2-11 to 2-6 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final Playoff 2 on Wednesday April 25th at Leamybrien.


Match Highlights


Tipperary forwards on top form against Waterford in Munster MFC play-off

Report by Tomás McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 2-11 Waterford 2-6

A five-point margin flattered the home team in the Leamybrien sunshine today as Tipperary were the silkier team on show in this Munster MFC semi-final play-off.

Before a crowd of 540, eight Premier players scored from play including all six forwards. Matt O’Doherty’s side, who controlled the ball for large portions, could afford to shoot fourteen wides on their way to a last-four meeting with Clare at Semple Stadium.

Kyle Shelly and Devon Ryan claimed the Tipp goals in either half but the away team created four further chances for green flags. Shelly and Ryan forced fine saves out of Niall McSweeney, Aidan Behan cleared off the line and top scorer Christy English lashed one off the crossbar.

Waterford haven’t managed a minor victory since 2014. Despite the best efforts of McSweeney, Liam Fennell and James Power, they made too many handling errors and struggled at midfield throughout.

A burst of 1-4 approaching the break gave a wind-assisted Tipp a 1-9 to 1-2 interval lead.

A point attempt from talisman Kyle Shelly on 27 minutes looped over McSweeney and into the back of the net. The full forward proved a handful for Waterford captain Tom Walsh.

Sean O’Connor, Eddie Daly, Keith Ryan and Christy English lifted white flags in this crucial period. The blue and gold bossed the opposition kickouts and recorded eight wides compared to Waterford’s one.

The locals went 1-1 to 0-2 ahead with ten minutes on the stopwatch when midfielder James Power approached from the right and sent a deflected effort past Callan Scully.

Tipp free-taker English cancelled it out with three in a row. Power levelled from a free but it proved their last score of the opening thirty. The Tipp takeover left them seven in arrears at halfway.

Two frees Power reduced the gap to five during the third quarter. The number nine ended with 1-4 to his credit. McSweeney denied Devon Ryan from close range.

On 40 minutes, a Ryan point effort hit the post but he buried the rebound with the aid of the metalwork this time. Max Hackett became Tipp’s eighth scorer at the three-quarter stage and the leaders eased off. They used their full complement of subs.

Liam Fennell gave fiery display at wing-back for Waterford but two quick yellows from referee Alan Long forced him to sit out the closing eleven minutes.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Tom Flynn’s charges battled to the full-time whistle. Their endeavours were rewarded when Aaron Ryan forced in a consolation goal two minutes from time.

Scorers for Tipperary: C English 0-5 (4fs), K Shelly, D Ryan 1-0 each, S O’Connor 0-2 (1f), J Ryan, K Ryan, M Hackett, E Daly 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: J Power 1-4 (3fs), A Ryan 1-1, L Fennell 0-1.

Tipperary: C Scully (Nenagh Éire Óg); T McDonagh (Cahir), S Lowe (Moyne-Templetuohy), C McDonagh (Cahir); M O’Meara (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), G Meagher (Inane Rovers), J Ryan (Arravale Rovers); K Hayes (Moycarkey-Borris), K Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane); M Hackett (Moycarkey-Borris), D Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), E Daly (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams); C English (Ballyporeen), K Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), S O’Connor (Clonmel Commercials).
Subs: C Power (Ballina) for Daly (45), R Byron (Galtee Rovers) for Hayes (48), J Holloway (Carrick Swan) for English (55), D Farrelly (Clerihan) for D Ryan (58), C Whelan (Mullinahone) for J Ryan (58), K Costello (Durlas Óg) for Hackett (61).

Waterford: N McSweeney (Gaultier); S Lennon (Brickey Rangers), T Walsh (Rathgormack), S Boyce (The Nire); L Fennell (Stradbally), C Foley (Ballinacourty), A Behan (Kilrossanty); C Browne (Brickey Rangers), L Walsh (The Nire); H Griffin (Ballinameela), J Power (Rathgormack), S Ronayne (Brickey Rangers); A Ryan (The Nire), M O Floinn (Old Parish), N O’Keeffe (De La Salle).
Subs: R Elliffe (Rathgormack) for Browne (37), T Mooney (Kill) for Boyce (42), P Fitzgerald (Kilrossanty) for O’Keeffe (57).

Referee: A Long (Cork).


Team News


Munster MFC S-Final Playoff 1 – Tipperary 2-12 Limerick 1-11

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 1-11 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final Playoff 1 on Wednesday April 18th at Newcastlewest.


Match Highlights



Premier County find the extra gear to set up date with Déise

By Eamonn Dornan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary will meet Waterford next Wednesday in the second round Munster MFC play-off after this extra-time win over Limerick in Newcastle West last night.

Munster MFC play-off

Limerick 1-11 Tipperary 2-12

It was Limerick that kicked four late points to ensure extra time, but they could only find one score in extra-time, as Tipperary edged to a four-point victory. There was a penalty for each side in the opening half, after which Limerick were 1-4 to 1-3 ahead. Limerick had moved 0-4 to 0-1 ahead after 10 minutes, with Eoin Murphy kicking successive scores, but then they went 15 minutes without a score. The Tipperary goal came at the mid point of the half, when Kyle Shelly dispatched a low shot to the net from the a penalty.

The next score was another penalty, albeit 10 minutes later, which Dylan Moloney finished in style. Christy English had a point late in the half, but Limerick led by the minimum at the break. Tipperary bossed the early minutes in the second half to move 2-6 to 1-4 clear, with Shelly scoring his second goal. It was 13 minutes into the half when Moloney had a Limerick score with a free, but when Sean O’Connor kicked a Tipperary free, they were 2-7 to 1-6 ahead entering the final quarter.

They weren’t to score again and Limerick found the final four points to force extra time; all were frees, apart from the final score in injury time from Keith O’Kelly. Tipperary were a point up at half-time in extra-time and Limerick failed to score in the second 10-minute period.

Scorers for Limerick: D Moloney 1-5 (1-0p, 5f), E Murphy 0-2, J Hayes, K Guinea (f), K O’Kelly, L Gleeson 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: K Shelly 2-3 (1-0p), C English 0-4 (2f), S O’Connor 0-2 (2f), M O’Meara (f), D Ryan, J Holloway 0-1 each.

Limerick: K Walsh (Ballysteen); M O’Hanrahan (Monaleen), C Carew (Claughaun), S Bradshaw (Pallasgreen); D O’Keeffe (Kilpeacon), T Lyons (Croom), L Gammell (Ballysteen); J Molyneaux (Dromcollogher-Broadford), J Hayes (St Kierans); B Foley (Newcastle West), D Moloney (St Kierans), D Kearns (St Senans); P O’Shaughnessy (Ballysteen), E Murphy (Fr Caseys), P Gallagher (Rathkeale)
Subs: K O’Kelly (Granagh-Ballingarry) for Gallagher (41), L Scannell (Fr Caseys) for O’Keeffe (46), L Gleeson (Newcastle West) for Foley (48), K Guinea (St Kierans) for Gammell (49), R O’Connor (Newcastle West) for Moloney (54), A McMahon (St Patricks) for Hayes, (e-t), L Gammell (Ballysteen) for Molyneaux (64), R O’Connell (Fr Caseys) for Carew (74), D Moloney (St Kierans) for Murphy (76).

Tipperary: C Scully (Nenagh Eire Og); T McDonagh (Cahir), S Lowe (Moyne-Templetuohy), C McDonagh (Cahir); M O’Meara (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), G Meagher (Inane Rovers), J Ryan (Arravale Rovers); B Murphy (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), K Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane); M Hackett (Moycarkey-Borris), D Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), K Hayes (Moycarkey-Borris); K Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), C English (Ballyporeen), E Daly (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)
Subs: S O’Connor (Clonmel Commercials) for Hackett (h-t), R Byron (Galtee Rovers) for Murphy (h-t), C Whelan (Mullinahone) for Ryan, b-c (43), J O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers) for Meagher (57), J Holloway (Carrick Swans) for Daly (58), A Flannery (Galtee Rovers) for Ryan (61), M Hackett for Moycarkey-Borris) for O’Meara (73), D Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams) for English (74), D Hickey (Arravale Rovers) for Shelly (80mins).

Referee: J Ryan (Cork)


Fixture Details

Wednesday April 18th
Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final Playoff 1
Limerick v Tipperary
Venue: Newcastlewest @ 6:30pm
Referee: John Ryan (Cork)
Extra Time if Necessary


Team News


Tickets now on sale for the Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championship Games