Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Final – Tipperary 1-24 Limerick 0-10

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 1-24 to 0-10 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



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Tipp outclass Limerick in Munster MHC Final

Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship Final

TIPPERARY 1-24 LIMERICK 0-10

By Jackie Cahill at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick for GAA.ie

TIPPERARY stormed to Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship glory at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon.

The Premier County ran out massive 17-point winners against hosts Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Jake Morris collected 1-4 from play and Lyndon Fairbrother notched seven points, including four from play, as Liam Cahill’s charges retained their provincial crown.

On a miserable afternoon for Limerick, they were reduced to 14 players four minutes after half-time when Brian Nash was dismissed for a second bookable offence. That came shortly after a 33rd minute goal for Morris, a superb low effort past Mark O’Kelly after Paddy Cadell had somehow managed to get his pass away under extreme pressure.

From there until the finish, it was a procession for Tipperary as they cruised to a 39th Munster minor hurling crown. The writing was on the wall for Limerick from a long way out as Tipp looked the more fluent outfit.

They’ve come a long way in a short space of time under Cahill and watching them in action this afternoon, it’s almost remarkable to think that Tipp lost their championship opener to Waterford. But a do-or-die victory over Clare set Tipp up for a crack at Cork in the semi-final, a game they won at Páirc Uí Rinn, and their season opened up.

Today, they produced some brilliant hurling in difficult weather conditions to storm past Limerick, who admittedly had to play the vast majority of the second half a player light. At half-time, Tipp led by 0-13 to 0-7, with Fairbrother, Morris and Mark Kehoe prominent.

Limerick managed just six points from play on the day and that was never going to be good enough against a Tipp wide with scoring contributions from nine players. The sending-off ended any faint hopes of a Limerick revival and they were even denied a consolation goal late on. Sub Aaron Kennedy put the ball in the net but referee Rory McGann had already signalled for a 20m free, which was diverted out for a ’65.

Scorers for Tipperary: J Morris 1-4, L Fairbrother 0-7 (3f), B McGrath (2f) & D Walsh 0-3 each, G Browne & M Kehoe 0-2 each, R Doody, C English & S Neville 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: P O’Brien 0-3f, K Hayes & C Boylan 0-2 each, C Magnier Flynn, J Flynn & A Kennedy (f) 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: C Barrett; J Cahill, M Whelan, K O’Dwyer; T Murphy, B McGrath, C Flanagan; P Cadell, G Browne; C Darcy, J Morris, R Doody; C English, M Kehoe, L Fairbrother
Subs: D Walsh for English (27), S Neville for Darcy (49), C Stakelum for Doody (temp, 53), G Dunne for Flanagan (59), K Breen for Murphy (60).

LIMERICK: M O’Kelly; B Nash, R Connelly, B Timmons; J Adams, F Hourigan, M O’Grady; D Carroll, J Flynn; B Ryan, K Hayes, C Boylan; P O’Brien, C Magnier Flynn, C Nicholas
Subs: J Boylan for Timmons (19), D Woulfe for Ryan (36), A Kennedy for O’Brien (36), C McCarthy for Adams (40), A Barrett for O’Grady (53).

Ref – R McGann (Clare)




Team News

The Limerick management team of Pat Donnelly (Manager) (South Liberties), selectors Brian Foley (South Liberties), John Mulqueen (Bruff) and Anthony Daly (Coach) has released their team and panel to face Tipperary this Sunday afternoon in the Munster minor hurling championship final at the Gaelic Grounds at 2pm. The Limerick minor hurling team and panel is as follows

Mark O Kelly (Croom), 2. Brian Nash (South Liberties), 3. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), 4. Brian Timmons Murroe/Boher), 5. Michael O Grady (Knockainey), 6. Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 7. Finn Hourigan (Murroe/Boher), 8. Brian Ryan (South Liberties), 9. Darragh Carroll (Newport), 10. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)(Captain), 11. Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock, 12. David Woulfe (Kilmallock), 13. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Cian Magnier Flynn (Killeedy)15. Paul O’Brien (Mungret/St Pauls). 16. Jamie Power (Monaleen), 17. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 18. Michael Bourke (Garryspillane), 19. Jerome Boylan Na Piarsaigh, 20. Ronan Connelly (Adare), 21. John Flynn (Patrickswell), 22. Aaron Kennedy (Murroe/Boher), 23. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 24. Paul O’Riordan (Bruff).

Tipperary minor hurling team manager Liam Cahill has also named his side to face Limerick in their Munster Final clash which throws in at 2pm in the Gaelic Grounds.

Liam has kept faith with his side that started last week’s semi-final win, meaning Eoin Barry wears the no. 13 shirt having being called up before throw-in in that semi-final.

The Tipperary Minor team to take on Limerick lines out as follows –

1. Ciarán Barrett – Clonmel Óg
2. Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule
3. Michael Whelan – Carrick Davins
4. Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs
5. Gavin Dunne – Holycross-Ballycahill
6. Brian McGrath (Capt.) – Loughmore-Castleiney
7. Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg
8. Paddy Cadell – J.K. Brackens
9. Ger Browne – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
10. Rian Doody – Cappawhite
11. Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
12. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
13. Eoin Barry – Killenaule
14. Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s
15. Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers – Clare 2-17 Sligo 1-13

Clare defeated Sligo by 2-17 to 1-13 in Round 3A of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 16th at Markievicz Park, Sligo.



Clare blitz Sligo in second half to progress

By Liam Maloney, Markievicz Park for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Sligo 1-13, Clare 2-17

An excellent second-half display saw Clare move into the last 12 of the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship following their seven-point defeat of an overpowered Sligo at Markievicz Park today.

The winners outscored Sligo by nine points in the second period, 1-13 to 1-4, having been two points down at half-time, 0-9 to 1-4. This was the third time the counties met in the Qualifiers – Clare having won their first meeting in 2004 and Sligo having the edge 12 months later in 2005.

Earlier this year Clare defeated Sligo by seven points at Miltown Malbay in the opening round of the Allianz Football League – a campaign that ended up with Clare taking the Division Three title. Sligo, who didn’t start powerhouse attacker Pat Hughes, instead naming him on the bench, led 0-4 to 0-1 by the 14th minute with two of these points from classy full-forward Niall Murphy.

Clare relied on Eoin Cleary for their opening three points, including a snapped effort from close-range after a David Tubridy free attempt came off the upright. The visitors were trailing by four points, 0-7 to 0-3, when they received a lifeline with the awarding of a 26th minute penalty after David Tubridy was impeded.

Tubridy tucked home the spot-kick to make it a one-point game, 0-7 to 1-3,but a black card for Podge Collins four minutes later took the gloss off Clare’s revival. Sligo held a two-point interval lead, 0-9 to 1-4, despite playing the better football during a wind-assisted first-half as Clare had amassed six wides by the half-time whistle.

Clare took the lead for the first time in the 47th minute when David Tubridy pointed from distance and then Clare goalkeeper did his bit with an impressive stop from Brian Egan’s close-range effort.

Midfielder Cathal O’Connor also landed three excellent points from play as Clare moved four points clear, 1-12 to 0-11 by the 54th minute. Clare midfielder Gary Brennan’s superb goal with nine minutes left put the game out of Sligo’s reach although the home side notched a goal two minutes later from substitute Pat Hughes, who netted from a rebound.

Scorers for Clare: D. Tubridy (1-3, 2f, 1-0 pen); E. Cleary (0-5, 2f); C. O’Connor (0-4); K. Sexton (0-3); G. Brennan (1-0); P. Lillis (0-1); S. McGrath (0-1)

Scorers for Sligo: A. Marren (0-3, 2f); M. Breheny (0-3, 2f); P. Hughes (1-0); N. Murphy (0-3, 1f); Brian Egan (0-1); Kyle Cawley (0-1); A. McIntyre (0-1); C. Henry (0-1)

SLIGO: A. Devaney; D. Maye, K. McDonnell, E. Flanagan; Keelan Cawley, G. O’Kelly-Lynch, Brendan Egan; J. Hynes, A. McIntyre; A. Marren, M. Breheny, N. Ewing; Brian Egan, N. Murphy, Kyle Cawley
Subs for Sligo: P. Hughes for J. Hynes (47); C. Henry for A. Marren (66) (black card); N. Gaughan for G. O’Kelly-Lynch (66)

CLARE: J. Hayes; D. Ryan, K. Harnett, M. McMahon; C O’Dea, G Kelly, S Hickey; G Brennan, C O’Connor; J. Malone, S. Collins, P. Lillis; E. Cleary, D. Tubridy, P. Collins
Subs for Clare: K. Sexton for P. Collins (30) (black card); S. McGrath for D. Tubridy (65); E. Coughlan for P. Lillis (67); P. Burke for J. Malone (66); S. Malone for E. Cleary (68); D. Nagle for S. Collins (70)

Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)


They meet for the third time in the championship, having clashed in the 2004 and 2005 All-Ireland qualifiers.

Clare won by 1-15 to 1-7 in Ennis in 2004 while Sligo won by 1-13 to 0-11 in Castlebar in 2005.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Roscommon 4-16 Sligo 2-13 (Connacht semi-final)
Sligo 2-15 Leitrim 0-10 (All-Ireland qualifiers – Round 2)
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Clare 0-16 Limerick 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Clare 0-14 Laois 1-10 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 2)


All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers – Cork 2-9 Longford 1-6

Cork defeated Longford by 2-9 to 1-6 in Round 3B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 16th at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford.



Colm O’Neill and Pa Kelly power Cork into next round of Football qualifiers

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Longford 1-6 Cork 2-9

Cork progressed to Round 4A of the All-Ireland qualifiers this afternoon largely thanks to the half-time introductions of Colm O’Neill and Pa Kelly.

After a dire first half, Cork scored 1-4 without reply in the opening 16 minutes of the second half, the first of those scores ending 34 minutes without one. Replacements O’Neill and Kelly scored 1-2 between them, O’Neill showing his finishing prowess for the 49th minute goal after being set up by Sean Powter.

Powter and Michael Hurley added plenty of vim to Cork’s general play in that period, which was in such contrast to the first half when they looked so out of sorts. In Kelly and O’Neill, the ball was sticking in the full-forward line and Kelly was the architect of Ian Maguire’s 61st minute goal, which crowned the win for the visitors.

Both sides lost a man following a brief melee in the 53rd minute, which resulted in straight red cards for James Loughrey, Darren Gallagher and a yellow card for James McGivney. Having seen Michael Brady retire early to injury, Longford were without their starting midfield pair.

Cork’s start was promising and but for a Paddy Collum block in the second minute Peter Kelleher would have been in for his second goal in as many games. It was Kelleher’s highlight in a difficult half for the young Kilmichael man who was hounded by the Longford full-back line.

Points from Loughrey and Paul Kerrigan were the result of Cork putting serious pressure on the Longford kick-out as was Hurley’s effort in the 10th minute, which put them 0-3 to 0-1 ahead.

But Hurley’s strike was their last score of the half. Cork began to struggle on their own kick-out as Alan O’Connor found himself swamped and Longford, guilty of some poor wides as were Cork, were level in the 19th minute when Diarmuid Masterson angled over a fine point.

Then came the penalty goal six minutes later when Robbie Smyth lost his marker Noel Galvin. Although Galvin didn’t appear to foul Smyth, Barry Cassidy thought otherwise despite Smyth being able to find the net. Brian Kavanagh stood up and put Ryan Price the wrong way.

James McGivney added a point in the 34th minute to give Longford a four-point lead, 1-4 to 0-3, going into the break. One they deserved for simply being less awful than their opponents.

Scorers for Longford: B. Kavanagh (1-1, 1-0 pen); R. Smyth (0-2, 1 free); D. Masterson, J. McGivney, M. Quinn (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: C. O’Neill (1-1, 0-1 free); I. Maguire (1-0); M. Collins, P. Kerrigan (free) (0-2 each); J. Loughrey, M. Hurley, P. Kelly, J. O’Rourke (0-1 each).

LONGFORD: P. Collum; D. McElligott, B. Gilleran, B. O’Farrell; C. Farrelly, D. Brady, M. Quinn; M. Brady, D. Gallagher; D. Masterson, B. McKeon, J. McGivney; R. Smyth, B. Kavanagh, L. Connerton
Subs for Longford: M. Hughes for M. Brady (inj, 46); P. McGee for B. McKeon (54); D. Reynolds for L. Connerton (63); B. Farrell for B. Kavanagh (65).

Sent off: M. Brady (straight, 53); D. Masterson (second yellow, 69).

CORK: R. Price; C. O’Driscoll, E. Cadogan, N. Galvin; B. O’Driscoll, J. Loughrey, T. Clancy (Fermoy); A. O’Connor, I. Maguire; K. O’Driscoll, M. Collins, M. Hurley; D. Goulding, P. Kelleher, P. Kerrigan.
Subs for Cork: S. Powter for B. O’Driscoll (35+1); C. O’Neill for D. Goulding, P. Kelly for K. O’Driscoll (both h-t); J. O’Rourke for P. Kelleher (58); R. Deane for A. O’Connor (70); S. Cronin for C. O’Neill (black, 70+4).

Sent off: J. Loughrey (straight, 53).

Referee: B. Cassidy (Derry)



They meet for the first time in the championship, with Longford bidding to reach the Round 4 qualifiers for the first time since 2006.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Offaly 2-21 Longford 2-13 (Leinster 1st round)
Longford 2-24 Down 3-17 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1) after extra-time
Longford 2-13 Monaghan 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 2)
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Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10 (All-Ireland qualifiers – Round 2)


Team News

The Cork senior Football team for tomorrow All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier Round 3B v Longford in Pearse Park has been announced as follows

Cork Senior Football Team
1. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
2. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
5. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)
6. James Loughrey (Mallow)
7. Brian O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Alan O Connor (St Colum’s)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)
10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
13. Colm O Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
Subs:
16. Micheal Martin (Nemo Rangers)
17. Daniel Goulding (Eire Og)
18. John McLoughlin (Kanturk)
19. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
20. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
21. Niall Coakley (St Jude’s)
22. Paddy Kelly (Ballincollig)
23. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
24. Sean Powter (Douglas)
25. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
26. Tom Clancy (Clonakilty)

Longford team and squad for All-Ireland qualifier V Cork 16th July 2016

1 Paddy Collum (Fr. Manning Gaels)
2 Cian Farrelly (Emmet Óg)
3 Barry Gilleran (Longford Slashers)
4 Dermot Brady (Longford Slashers)
5 Donal McElligott (St. Columbas)
6 Michael Quinn (capt) (Emmet Óg)
7 Diarmuid Masterson (Dromard)
8 Michael Brady (Longford Slashers)
9 Darren Gallagher (St. Mary’s)
10 Barry O’Farrell (Carrickedmond)
11 James McGivney (St. Columbas)
12 Barry McKeon (Colmcille)
13 Robbie Smyth (Abbeylara)
14 Brian Kavanagh (Kilmacud Crokes)
15 Liam Connerton (Rathcline)

16 Ciaran Garvey (Mostrim)
17 Dessie Reynolds (Sean Connollys)
18 Mark Hughes (Emmet Óg)
19 Brian Farrell (Mostrim)
20 Andrew Farrell (Cashel)
21 Paul McKeon (Colmcille)
22 Rory Connor (Kenagh)
23 David McGivney (St. Columbas)
24 Seamus Hannon (Mostrim)
25 Paul McGee (Dromard)
26 Kevin Diffley (Ballymahon)


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Munster Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Waterford 3-23 Clare 1-11

Waterford defeated Clare by 3-23 to 1-11 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday July 13th at Walsh Park Waterford.






Waterford’s young stars begin Munster final recovery by beating Clare U21s

Waterford 3-23 Clare 1-11

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford romped to an eighteen-point victory over Clare in tonight’s Munster U21 semi-final against Clare in sunny Walsh Park, writes Michael Moynihan. With home supporters in the sizeable attendance of 4,126 looking for some good news after their seniors heavy defeat in Sunday’s Munster final, they got plenty of comfort in an emphatic win, Waterford helping themselves to 3-13 in the second half alone.

The U21 grade lived up to its reputation for free-flowing play, with both sides hitting form and enjoying periods of fluid hurling but Waterford, All-Ireland minor champions three years ago, were far too strong for their opponents.

Waterford faced the stiff breeze in the first half and opened with a Patrick Curran free in the first minute, but Clare soon had three on the board, Kevin Hehir with two points and Ryan Taylor one.

On eight minutes a loose ball in the Waterford 20 metre line broke to Oisin Donnellan who goaled smartly; a Ben O’Gorman point immediately afterwards made it 1-4 to 0-1, and the visitors were winning duels all over the field, with Aidan McGuane and O’Gorman hitting plenty of ball.

Curran hit two frees to stop the rot for Waterford, who began to improve as DJ Foran placed Mikey Kearney for a point, but then David Conroy and O’Gorman hit super long-range points for Clare to stretch their lead to five points as the game hit the twenty minute mark.

This became the theme of the half – any time Waterford were able to make headway the visitors, with that strong wind behind them, picked off scores from distance to keep the men in white and blue at bay.

The home side hit back with a terrific Stephen Bennett point from the sideline but Clare restored their lead when Shane Gleeson intercepted a Waterford clearance and pointed, and they were six up when senior sharpshooter Aaron Shanagher opened his account. Shane Bennett burst through and had a sight of goal but pointed; from the puck-out Conroy hit another fine score.

With half-time approaching Waterford rallied – senior star Austin Gleeson hit a trademark sideline cut straight over the bar, then danger man Curran burst through and pointed. The pair then combined for Curran to win a free, and when midfielder Mark O’Brien pointed, it was 1-9 to 0-10 heading for the break.

Waterford were backed by the breeze and instantly turned it to account, Stephen Bennett crashing home a goal seconds after the throw-in: his brother Shane added a point from the Clare puck-out, Stephen hit a point a minute later and Waterford were three up, 1-12 to 1-9 on 32 minutes.

By now the home side were rampant, with the Bennetts terrorising the Clare defence. On 36 minutes a harmless ball rolled through the Clare defence for Stephen Bennett, who finished clinically. A long-range Gleeson point just afterwards and Waterford were 2-16 to 1-9 ahead and comfortable. A Bobby Duggan free was Clare’s eventual response, but it was their only score of the third quarter.

At the midway point of the second half Colm Roche soloed through to bury Waterford’s third goal, and the home side engaged in shooting practice for the rest of the game: Clare managed just two points in the second thirty minutes.

For Waterford senior management the result was a welcome boost ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final date with Wexford on Sunday week. Based on tonight’s performance Derek McGrath et al will be wondering whether a fit Stephen Bennett would give them a spark up front, given the Ballysaggart’s goalscoring eye.

Scorers for Waterford: P. Curran (0-10, 6 frees, 1 65); Stephen Bennett (2-3); C. Roche (1-1); M. O’Brien, A. Gleeson (1 sideline), M. Kearney (0-2 each); T. Devine, P. Hogan, Shane Bennett (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: O. Donnellan (1-0), D. Conroy (0-3); K. Hehir, B. O’Gorman (0-2 each); S. Gleeson, R. Taylor, A. Shanagher, B. Duggan (free) (0-1 each).

WATERFORD: J. Henley (Tallow); W. Hahessy (Clonea), C. Gleeson (Fourmilewater), D. Lyons (Dungarvan); M. Harney (Bunmahon), A. Gleeson (Mt. Sion), C. Prunty (Abbeyside); M. O’Brien (Ferrybank), C. Roche (Shamrocks); DJ Foran (Portlaw), T. Devine (Modeligo), M. Kearney (Ballyduff Upper); P. Curran (Dungarvan)(joint captain), Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart), Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
Subs: A. Farrell (De La Salle) for Foran (42); P. Hogan (Ballygunner) for Prunty (48); J. Fagan (De La Salle) for Kearney (52); R. Browne (Colligan) for Shane Bennett (56); B. O’Keeffe (Ballygunner) for Gleeson (57).

CLARE: D. Vaughan (Tulla); R. Hayes (Wolfe Tones), D. Fitzgerald (Inagh Kilnamona), C. Cooney (O’Callaghan’s Mills); J. McCarthy (Inagh Kilnamona), A. McGuane (Kilmaley)(c), B. O’Gorman (Wolfe Tones); D. Conroy (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield), K. Hehir (Inagh Kilnamona); O. Donnellan (Feakle), B. Duggan (Clarecastle), S. Gleeson (Cratloe); C. Crehan (O’Callaghan’s Mills), R. Taylor (Clooney Quin), A. Shanagher (Wolfe Tones)
Subs: P. Fitzgerald (Bodyke) for Donnellan (blood, 9-11); S. Taylor (Broadford) for Crehan (HT); P. O’Loughlin (Clonlara) for Gleeson (40); S. Ward (Clarecastle) for Cooney (50, inj); P. Fitzgerald (Bodyke) for Donnellan (53); C. Burke (Whitegate) for Hehir (54).

Referee: F. Horgan (Tipperary).







Fixture Details

Bord Gais Energy Munster U/21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final:
Date: Wednesday 13th July
Teams: An Clár v Portláirge
Time: 7.00pm
Extra Time if necessary i.e. 2 x 10 minute periods only
Venue: Walsh Park, Waterford
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)


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Team News

The Waterford Under 21 Hurling team to face Clare has been named. Throw in on Wednesday evening in Walsh Park is at 7pm!

1. Jordan Henley (Tallow)
2. William Hahessy (Clonea)
3. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)
4. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
5. Míchéal Harney (Bunmahon)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Conor Prunty (Abbeyside)
8. Mark O’Brien (Ferrybank)
9. Colm Roche (Shamrocks)
10. DJ Foran (Portlaw)
11. Tom Devine (Modeligo)
12. Mikey Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan) – (Jt Capt.)
14. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
15. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)

Clare U21: Daniel Vaughan; Rory Hayes, David Fitzgerald, Ciaran Cooney; Jason McCarthy, Aidan McGuane, Ben O’Gorman; David Conroy, Kevin Hehir; Oisin Donnellan, Bobby Duggan, Shane Gleeson; Colin Crehan, Ryan Taylor, Aron Shanagher.

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Munster Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Tipperary 2-12 Limerick 1-13

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 1-13 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Thursday July 14th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Teehan goal secures Tipperary win over Limerick

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

A 58th minute goal from sub Ronan Teehan was the crucial score as Tipperary dumped out All-Ireland champions Limerick, and, in the process, secured passage to the Munster U21 final later this month, writes Eoghan Cormican.

Tipperary, despite leading for the majority of the second period, were never able to move more than two points clear of their opponents, but clear daylight was established when Teehan whipped to the net two minutes from time to shove the home side 2-11 to 0-12 clear. Limerick midfielder Darragh O’Donovan responded with a superb goal in the subsequent passage, but William Maher’s side held on to complete a dream week for the county.

Limerick had returned back down the tunnel at half-time carrying the slenderest of margins, 0-8 to 1-4, and could have been further ahead but for seven first-half wides. The visitors, despite falling behind to an early Josh Keane free, hit the next three scores through Ronan Lynch (free), Seamus Flanagan and Pat Ryan to settle into proceedings.

Tipperary countered with three unanswered points of their own – Josh Keane (free), Conor Lanigan and Andrew Coffey on target; Limerick produced a second three-point burst to make it 0-6 to 0-4 after 27 minutes.

A rare opening in the Limerick defence in the subsequent action allowed the home side pour through relatively untouched, Andrew Coffey drilling a low shot to the net after good work by Stephen Quirke and Conor Lanigan.

The All-Ireland champions soaked up the goal and replied through Lynch (free) and Tom Morrissey to take control of the lead at the break. They weren’t able to hold it.



Scorers for Limerick: R Lynch (0-9, 0-9 frees); D O’Donovan (1-0); P Ryan, B Nash, T Morrissey, S Flanagan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: A Coffey (1-2); R Teehan (1-1); J Keane (0-4, 0-1 free); J Ryan, C Lanigan (0-2 each); M Russel (0-1)

Limerick: E McNamara (Doon); M Casey (Na Piarsaigh), R English (Doon), Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh); C Ryan (Pallagreen), C Lynch (Patrickswell), A La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); D O Donovan (Doon), P Ryan (Doon); R Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), B Nash (South Liberties), D Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh); P Casey (Na Piarsaigh), T Morrissey (Ahane), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh)
Subs: O O’Reilly (Kilmallock) for Casey (42 mins); L Lyons (Monaleen) for Morrissey (42); D Coleman (Doon) for Seamus Flanagan (44); J Quaid (Effin) for La Touche Cosgrave (57)

Tipperary: B Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha); P Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), T Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty), D Sweeney (Kiladangan); J Shelly (Mullinahone), R Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), S Ryan (Sean Tracey’s); B McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields), W Connors (Kiladangan); S Quirke (Moyle Rovers), B Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg), A Coffey (Nenagh Éire Óg); J Keane (Golden-Kilfeacle), C Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields), M Russell (Lattin Cullen)
Subs: J Ryan (Toomevara) for Connors (47 mins); P Ryan (Newport) for Lanigan (47); R Teehan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) for Keane (55); T Nolan (Drom & Inch) for McCarthy (58).

Referee: C McAllister (Cork)





Fixture Details

Bord Gais Energy Munster U/21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final:
Date: Thursday 14th July
Teams: Tiobraid Árann v Luimneach
Time: 7.30pm
Extra Time if necessary i.e. 2 x 10 minute periods only
Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Cathal Mc Allister (Cork)


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Team News

The Tipperary team to play Limerick in the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 Hurling Semi-final this Thursday night in Semple Stadium at 7.30pm has been announced by manager William Maher.

In his fourth year at the grade Ronan Maher captains the side. Elsewhere, it’s a third term for Tom Fox and Barry Heffernan while Billy McCarthy and Willie Connors are the other stalwarts from last year.

Tipp’s starting 15 for Thursday comprises eleven in total from the 2015 match day squad and that fifteen lines out as follows –

1. Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha
2. Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
3. Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
4. David Sweeney – Kiladangan
5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
6. Ronan Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Sean Ryan – Sean Treacys
8. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields
9. Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg
10. Jack Shelly – Mullinahone
11. Stephen Quirke – Moyle Rovers
12. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
13. Conor Lanigan – Thurles Sarsfields
14. Mark Russell – Lattin Cullen
15. Willie Connors – Kiladangan

Limerick under 21 hurling management team of John Kiely (Galbally) and his selectors Jimmy Quilty (Blackrock) & John Flavin (Monagea) has released their team and panel for this Thursday evening’s Munster U21 hurling semi final against Tipperary in Thurles at 7.30pm. The Limerick U21 hurling team and panel is as follows – 1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)(Captain), 3. Richie English (Doon), 4. Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh), 5. Colin Ryan (Pallagreen), 6. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 7. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 8. Darragh O Donovan (Doon) 9. Pat Ryan (Doon), 10. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 11. Barry Nash (South Liberties), 12. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane), 15. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh).
16. Cian O Dwyer (Monaleen), 17. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 18. Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 19. Jack Quaid (Effin), 20. Gordan Browne (Na Piarsaigh), 21. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 22. Barry Murphy (Doon), 23. Dean Coleman (Doon), 24. Oisin O Reilly (Kilmallock).


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All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers – Clare 2-12 Roscommon 1-9

Clare defeated Roscommon by 2-12 to 1-9 in Round 4A of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 23rd at Pearse Stadium Salthill.


Roscommon disappoint as Clare’s footballers make history

By Brendan O’Brien, Pearse Stadium for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 2-12 Roscommon 1-9

Clare made a little bit of history in Salthill this afternoon, securing a first ever place in an All-Ireland football championship quarter-final at the expense of a Roscommon side whose season petered out tamely after a promising league campaign.

The Banner did make the All-Ireland semi-final as Munster champions in 1992 but this is the first time the county has made the last eight since the back door format was introduced back in 2001 and they made it by playing some superb football.

Clare were exceptional in the first-half, taking the game to Roscommon throughout despite the fact that they faced into a stiff wind and the attempts of the Connacht side to push up on their kickouts and stem their attacks at source.

The problem for Roscommon was that they were ridiculously open at the back which meant that Clare had ample space and time to do damage on those occasions when they were able to manoeuvre possession beyond their own half.

They had already sniffed about Darren O’Malley’s net by the time David Tubridy scored the first goal seven minutes in and another followed on 24 minutes when Jamie Malone finished off a team effort that will be a contender for score of the summer.

Gary Brennan hadn’t much of a hand in either of those scores but the dynamic midfielder had a key role in all half-dozen of Clare’s point in the period. The man was a colossus but he had plenty of support from Colm Collins’ well-oiled side.

Roscommon, by way of contrast, looked rudderless and clueless. So good going forward during the league, they reverted to mass defence against Galway and they appeared lost between those two stools back on this return to Pearse Stadium.

Management made a raft of changes to the team that appeared in the programme but there was no kick in them, not even when Clare’s Cathal O’Connor was harshly sent off on a straight red after catching Niall Daly late with what was an admittedly late tackle after 37 minutes.

That at least set the tone for a scrappy second period that was marked by cards of all three colours. Roscommon’s Kevin Higgins was the next to walk, for a black. Teammates Sean Mullooly and David Murray would follow for a second yellow and a black respectively.

Enda Smith did bring Roscommon back to within three points with his 55th-minute goal but it was a rare score in a low-scoring half until Clare, who spurned a number of good scoring opportunities in the third quarter, rediscovered their rhythm with five of the last seven points.

Croke Park and the last eight awaits them. What a story!

Scorers for Clare: E Cleary (0-6, 2 frees); D Tubridy (1-2, 0-1 free); J Malone (1-0); D Ryan, G Brennan, S McGrath and S Malone (all 0-1).

Scorers for Roscommon: E Smith (1-1); C Murtagh (0-3 frees); S Mullooly and C Devaney (both 0-1); N Kilroy, D Shine and D Murtagh (all 0-1 frees).

Clare: J Hayes; M McMahon, K Harnett, S Hickey; D Ryan, G Kelly, C O’Dea; G Brennan, C O’Connor; J Malone, K Sexton, S Collins; P Lillis, D Tubridy, E Cleary
Subs: P Collins for Tubridy (48); S McGrath for Lillis (52); E Coughlan for Sexton (61); S Malone for Cleary (74); P Burke for S Collins (75); D Burke for Malone (76).

Roscommon: D O’Malley; S McDermott, S Mullooly, N McInerney; J McManus, N Daly, D Murray; D Keenan, C Compton; U Harney, N Kilroy, E Smith; C Cregg, D Shine, C Murtagh
Subs: T Corcoran for Compton (32); C Connolly for Murtagh and K Higgins for Harney (both HT); D Murtagh for Cregg (42); F Cregg for Shine (68).

Referee: P Hughes (Armagh)







Team News


They meet for the first time in a competitive encounter since Round 6 of the 2011 Allianz Football League Division 4 campaign when Roscommon won by 0-16 to 1-10 in Ennis.

Both counties have made great progress since then, with Roscommon now a Division 1 side while Clare won promotion to Division 2 this year.

Roscommon last reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals in 2010, having won the Connacht title. Clare reached the All-Ireland semi-finals as Munster champions in 1992. The new championship system, which introduced quarter-finals, was launched in 2001.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Roscommon 1-15 New York 0-17, Gaelic Park (Connacht first round)
Roscommon 1-21 Leitrim 0-11, Carrick-on-Shannon (Connacht semi-final)
Roscommon 4-16 Sligo 2-13, Dr.Hyde Park (Connacht semi-final)
Roscommon 1-10 Galway 0-13, Pearse Stadium (Connacht final)
Galway 3-16 Roscommon 0-14, Elverys MacHale Park (Connacht final replay)
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Clare 0-16 Limerick 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Clare 0-14 Laois 1-10 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 2)
Clare 2-17 Sligo 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 3)

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Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Limerick 0-17 Wexford 0-9

Limerick defeated Wexford by 0-17 to 0-9 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 24th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Electric Ireland MHC Quarter-Final: Limerick finish strongly

Electric Ireland MHC Quarter-Final

Limerick 0-17 Wexford 0-9

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium for GAA.ie

Brian Ryan scored 10 points as Limerick shrugged off their Munster final defeat against Tipperary to book a slot in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC semi-finals.

Ryan hit six frees and four from play as Limerick beat Wexford by eight points to set up an All-Ireland semi-final against Leinster champions Dublin. In what was a disappointing encounter at Semple Stadium, Wexford registered 15 wides and had a second half Barry O’Connor goal ruled out for a square ball.

Limerick’s winning margin flattered the Treaty boys as they finished with a flourish, claiming six of the game’s last seven points to run out comfortable winners, Ryan hitting five of them. Wexford could never get closer than three points to Limerick in the second half and missed a glorious chance in the 42nd minute to cut the margin to two, as Damien Reck fired a free wide.

Limerick took their time burning off Wexford, but eventually did and can now look forward to another All-Ireland semi-final appearance.
Limerick, playing against the breeze, led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the end of a disappointing first half.

Ryan was Limerick’s scorer-in-chief, hitting four pointed frees, as Conor Boylan pitched in with a brace from play. Wexford’s Theo Doyle chipped in with two fine points but between them, the sides managed just six points from play between them in the opening half.

They were level twice in the early exchanges, at two and three points apiece, before Limerick established a 0-7 to 0-3 lead, a run of four unanswered scores comprised of three Ryan frees and a long-range Josh Adams effort.Doyle ended a 21-minute barren spell for Wexford before Kyle Hayes and Wexford’s Reck (free) traded scores approaching the break.

Scorers for Limerick: B Ryan 0-10 (6fs), C Boylan 0-3, J Adams (f), M O’Grady, K Hayes, and D Woulfe 0-1 each.

Scorers for Wexford: D Reck 0-3 (2fs, 1 65), L Stafford and T Doyle 0-2 each, C Flood (f) and A Walsh 0-1 each.

Limerick: M O’Kelly; B Nash, C Nicholas, R Connelly; J Adams, C O’Connor, F Hourigan; J Boylan, D Carroll; M O’Grady, K Hayes, D Woulfe; C Boylan, A Barrett, B Ryan
Subs: C McCarthy for Carroll (30+1), P O’Riordan for Barrett (45), J Flynn for McCarthy (50), C Magnier Flynn for Woulfe (53), C O’Grady for M for O’Grady (57).

Wexford: J Henebery; C Scallan, D Byrne, E Molloy; J Cullen, C Firman, C Flood; G Molloy, A Walsh; L Stafford, D Reck, B O’Connor; C Hearne, M O’Neill, T Doyle
Subs: Q Saunders for Cullen (41), M Doyle for T Doyle (43), S Wall for Hearne (51), E Kelly for O’Neill (56).

Referee: D Hughes (Carlow).



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Team News

The Limerick minor hurling management team of Pat Donnelly (Manager) (South Liberties), selectors Brian Foley (South Liberties), John Mulqueen (Bruff) and Anthony Daly (Coach) has released their team and panel to face Wexford this Sunday noon clash with Wexford in the All Ireland minor hurling championship Quarter final at Semple Stadium Thurles.

The Limerick minor hurling team and panel is as follows
1. Mark O Kelly (Croom), 2. Brian Nash (South Liberties), 3. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), 4. Ronan Connelly (Adare) 5. Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 6. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 7. Finn Hourigan (Murroe/Boher), 8. Jerome Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 9. Darragh Carroll (Newport), 10. Michael O Grady (Knockainey), 11 Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)(Captain), 12. David Woulfe (Kilmallock), 13. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 15. Brian Ryan (South Liberties).
16. Jamie Power (Monaleen), 17. Cian Magnier Flynn (Killeedy), 18. John Flynn (Patrickswell), 19. Darren Golden O Mahony (Monaleen), 20. Brian Timmons (Murroe/Boher), 21. Paul O’Riordan (Bruff), 22. Paul O Brien (Mungret/St Pauls), 23. Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock), 24. Conor O Grady (Hospital/Herbertstown).


All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 4-17 Lancashire 3-10

Kerry defeated Lancashire by 4-17 to 3-10 in the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday July 23rd at Old Bedians Sports Ground, Manchester.


Second-half goal rush fires Kingdom into junior decider

Kerry 4-17 Lancashire 3-10

Kerry turned on the gas in the second half to ruthlessly crush the best efforts of the Red Roses of Lancashire and set up a final against Mayo on August 6.

The opening half was nip and tuck and, if anything, Lancashire were playing the more composed football as they took the fight to their more renowned visitors.

Michael Higgins pointed for the home team before Kerry took a 0-3 to 0-1 lead as Sean Mici O Conchuir and Kieran Hurley pointed. Kerry native Darren Russell then collected a rebound off the upright to goal for Lancashire. Kerry replied through Niall O’Shea and David Foran to leave the sides tied at the interval, Lancashire 1-6 to Kerry’s 0-9.

Kerry resumed a rejuvenated side after the break, helped by three substitutions, and they put Lancashire to the sword. The Kingdom scored 1-3 without reply, with the goal coming from Kevin O’Sullivan when he easily palmed into an empty net.
Gerry McCaughey replied with a major for the hosts; however Kerry rattled off the next six scores, three of them goals from Kieran Hurley, Robert Wharton and O’Shea.

Young players like Wharton, Andrew Barry, Patrick Clifford, Fionan Clifford, Cathal O Luing, Adrian Spillane and Jason Foley look likely to graduate to Kerry’s senior ranks in the near future. A late consolation goal by McCaughey was just reward for a valiant Lancashire effort.

Scorers – Kerry: K Hurley 1-4, S M O Conchuir 0-6 (2fs), N O Shea 1-2, R Wharton and K O’Sullivan 1-0 each, F Clifford 0-2, J C O’Connor, D Foran and D Roche 0-1 each. Lancashire: G McCaughley 2-0, D Russell 1-1, S Sands 0-3, C Harper 0-2 (1f), M Higgins, C Conway, P McGuirk, and D Meaney 0-1 each.

KERRY – D O’Shea; F Clifford, J Foley, C Ó Lúing; L Bastible, A Barry, R Wharton; A Spillane, M O’Donnell; B Ó Seanacháin, K O’Sullivan, D Foran; S Michéal Ó Conchúir, K Hurley, N O’Shea
Subs: J C O’Connor for M O’Donnell (h-t), P Clifford for L Bastible (h-t), L O’Donoghue for D Foran (h-t), P O’Donoghue for K O’Sullivan (50), D Roche for A Spillane (53), Dara O’Shea for R Wharton (55).

LANCASHIRE – M Donnelly; C Owens, D McTaggart, M Collins; M Higgins, P McGuirk, G Morris; S Sands, N Donnelly; M Comney, G McCaughley, C Mullen; D Russell; C Conway, C Harper
Subs: D O’Malley for G Morris (42), R Devlin for M Collins (43), D O’Neill for C Mullen (43), J O’Hagan for N Donnelly (48), P Murphy (Brendans) for C Conway (55), P Murphy (Mitchels) for D Russell (55).

Ref – N McKenna (Monaghan)


Team News

The Kerry Junior team to play Lancashire in the All Ireland Junior Football Semi Final in Manchester on Saturday (2pm) shows 3 changes in personnel from the side that defeated Cork in the Munster final.

Fionán Clifford comes into the full back line in place of the injured Darren Brosnan; Robert Wharton starts in the half back line instead of Patrick Clifford and Kevin O’Sullivan starts at centre forward in place of team captain Paul O’Donoghue who is carrying an injury. Sean T Dillon, John C. O’Connor and Dara Roche join the substitutes list.

The team lines out as follows:

1 Darragh O’Shea Ballydonoghue
2 Fionán Clifford Waterville
3 Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4 Cathal Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
5 Laurence Bastible John Mitchels
6 Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
7 Robert Wharton Renard
8 Adrian Spillane Templenoe
9 Michael O’Donnell Austin Stacks
10 Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue
11 Kevin O’Sullivan Kenmare
12 David Foran St Senans
13 Sean Michéal Ó Conchúir An Ghaeltacht
14 Kieran Hurley St Pats
15 Niall O’Shea Dromid Pearses
Fir Ionaid:
16 Kieran Fitzgibbon Kenmare
17 Dara O’Shea Kenmare
18 Patrick Clifford Templenoe
19 Sean T Dillon St Senans
20 John C. O’Connor Kerins O’Rahillys
21 Lee O’Donoghue Glenflesk
22 Paul O’Donoghue (C) St Marys
23 Dara Roche Glenflesk
24 Adam Barry Brosna

Bainistíocht
Bainisteóir: Stephen Wallace (Ardfert)
Róghnóirí: Timmy O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys), Jimmy Keane (Brosna), Brian Hickey (Skellig Rangers).


Additional Players on the Kerry Junior Panel
Daniel Daly (St Marys), Conor O’Shea (St Marys) and Shane Fitzmaurice (Brosna). Darren Brosnan (Gneeveguilla), Stephen O’Sullivan (Templenoe) and Ciarán Keating (Skellig Rangers) were not considered due to injury.


All you want to know about Lancashire
Britain, just like Ireland, is divided into playing counties and within these counties are clubs. In Lancashire, there are 11 clubs. Manchester has 7 clubs: St.Lawrences, St.Brendans, Oisins, St.Peters, St.Annes, St.Marys and Fullen Gaels. In Liverpool there are two clubs: Wolfe Tones and John Mitchels; whilst Ellan Vannin Gaels are from the Isle of Mann and St.Patricks operate out of Chester.

Wolfe Tones are a dual club, whilst Fullen Gaels are a hurling only club. They are joined by Emerald Gaels in Leeds to complete a three team Lancashire Hurling League.

Ladies football is well represented in Lancashire where St.Lawrences, Oisins, John Mitchels and Wolfe Tones compete; they are joined by St.Christophers in Leeds. There are both Senior and Junior leagues to cater for all in both men’s and ladies football.

Lancashire men’s football can claim to be the strongest footballing county outside of London. They last won the All-Britain Inter-County Championship, the ‘Sam Maguire’, apart from this year; in 2013. This was the fourth consecutive year in which they won the competition. On the club front the competition is fierce. Typically, the club which captures the Lancashire Senior Championship go in as favourites for the All-Britain club championships. John Mitchels have won this competition for the last three years, having to compete with the winners of all the other counties. There are 8 competing counties in Britain .St.Peters won it only 6 years ago.

John Mitchels have competed in the All-Ireland Junior Final on two occasions, where they were defeated on both occasions by Kerry clubs. First up, was in 2009 when Skellig Rangers beat them by a single point. Secondly, Brosna stopped them only last year when they were defeated by only a point again. The Liverpool men were once again halted in their pursuit of the All-Ireland glory last year by another Kerry outfit, the impressive Templenoe.

In hurling, Lancashire have entered the Lory Meagher Cup this year for the second time and are competing well. www.lancsgaa.co.uk


Kerry or Lancashire?
Darren Russell hails from Kerry and now plays for John Mitchels and Lancashire. He is a small and nippy corner forward and his fantastic ball skills and quickness of thought are a huge asset for Lancashire. He has settled well in Liverpool since he arrived this year and is vital not only vital for his club, John Mitchels; but also for the county.
Name: Darren Russell
DOB: 25/02/1998
Club in Kerry: Asdee
School: Tarbert Comprehensive
Honours: County and Munster Junior B Champions 2014
Difference between football home and abroad: The main difference is probably tactically as here you have many teams playing a short hand passing game where as at home most teams tend to play more direct. There’s definitely a difference in the physicality over here as well.


Kerry Juniors in action in Manchester

The Old Bedians Grounds in Manchester is the venue as Kerry Juniors put their All Ireland title on the line when they take on British champions Lancashire in the semi final that has a 2pm throw in time on Saturday Having won the title last year means that manager Stephen Wallace and his management team had to assemble a whole new team this season and while understandably, they were far from a coherent outfit in their opening game against Limerick, they played well against a seasoned Cork outfit in the Munster final.

Of course it must be conceded that they had a little element of good fortune in that semi final against what was effectively a second string Limerick side and Adrian Spillane’s winner could not have come at a better time given that Limerick had no time to respond. In the provincial decider, we saw the attacking side of the team in the first half while in the second period when their backs were to the wall at times, we saw at first hand the defensive qualities of the side.
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Team captain Paul O’Donoghue led by example in those two games but he is rated doubtful for Saturday’s game as is corner back Darren Brosnan, half back Patrick Clifford and Stephen O’Sullivan. John C. O’Connor of Kerins O’Rahillys, who did not play senior championship with his club last year, has been drafted into the panel for Saturday’s game. This is a potential banana skin for Kerry but knowing the management team, they will leave no stone unturned in an effort to reach a third successive final. Referee is Niall McKenna of Monaghan. Beaten finalists from last year, Mayo and beaten semi finalists from last year, Wexford meet in the other semi final, also on Saturday.

Munster Senior Football Final – Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 3-17 to 2-10 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday July 3rd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.



No fairytale for Tipperary as Kerry take Munster football crown

Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Éamonn Fitzmaurice made it four Munster Championships from four as Kerry eased to victory in a lacklustre final in Fitzgerald Stadium, writes John Fogarty.

A decent crowd of 21,512 watched on as both teams provided goals galore but little in the way of quality other than the class shown by Paul Geaney in grabbing 2-3 and Paul Murphy with his first-half performance.

Tipperary can take solace from winning the midfield battle for the most part but the return from the forwards was poor and it wasn’t until the 53rd minute that they actually scored a point from play.



Like their opening goal, the second came from a defender in Robbie Kiely, set up by Michael Quinlivan, in the 50th minute but Kerry were 11 up prior to it having found the net for a third time when Geaney turned superbly on gathering a David Moran ball before dashing and firing past Evan Comerford.

Although they trailed 2-7 to 1-4 at half-time, Tipperary couldn’t have dreamed of a better start when Jimmy Feehan, a late replacement for Martin Dunne, ran onto a Philip Austin pass to beat Brian Kelly. Yet it turned out to be the visitors’ only score from play in the first half.

Kerry were settled picking up three of the next four scores, Geaney adding a brace although the exit of Colm Cooper with a collarbone injury in the 21st minute was a worrying development for the home crowd. Tipperary jumped ahead with a couple of Kevin O’Halloran frees but Paul Murphy had Kerry in front for the first time in the 18th minute, finishing off a slick move to the net.

Darran O’Sullivan opened his account six minutes later but Comerford was beaten again seconds later, Aidan O’Mahony and Cooper’s replacement Michael Geaney showing some fine foot-passing to set up Paul Geaney for Kerry’s second goal. O’Halloran, with his third free, ended a 17-minute barren spell for Tipperary to finish out a first half that was middling in quality.

Scorers for Kerry: P. Geaney (2-3); P. Murphy (1-1); B. Sheehan (frees), J. O’Donoghue (0-3 frees) (0-4 each); K. Young, D. O’Sullivan, S. O’Brien, M. Geaney, B.J. Keane (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: K. O’Halloran (0-6, 4 frees, 1 45); J. Feehan, R. Kiely (1-0 each); M. Quinlivan (0-3, 2 frees); A. Moloney (0-1).

KERRY: B. Kelly; S. Enright, M. Griffin, B. Ó Beaglaoich; T. Morley, K. Young, A. O’Mahony; K. Donaghy, B. Sheehan (c); D. Walsh, C. Cooper, P. Murphy; D. O’Sullivan, P. Geaney, S. O’Brien
Subs for Kerry: M. Geaney for C. Cooper (inj, 21); D. Moran for K. Donaghy, J. Lyne for B Ó Beaglaoich (both 46); B.J. Keane for D. O’Sullivan (49); J. O’Donoghue for S. O’Brien (58); A. Maher for B. Sheehan (66).

TIPPERARY: E. Comerford; C. McDonald, C. O’Shaughnessy, A. Campbell; B. Maher, R. Kiely, J. Feehan; P. Acheson (c), G. Hannigan; J. Keane, P. Austin, B. Fox; K. O’Halloran, M. Quinlivan, C. Sweeney
Subs for Tipperary: S. O’Connell for J. Keane (black, 58); A. Moloney for P. Austin (62); M. Dunne for G. Hannigan (67); S. Leahy for C. O’Shaughnessy (inj, 70+1).

Referee: D. Gough (Meath)




Ticket Information
Adult Stand: €35
Adult Terrace: €25
Student’s/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €10 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry
Under 16’s: €5

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Team News

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Tipperary in the Munster Senior Football Final at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday is unchanged from the side that started against Clare in the semi final.
In the subs, Aidan O’Mahony returns after suspension and James O’Donoghue returns to the match day squad for the first time since last year’s All Ireland Final.

The team, captained by Bryan Sheehan is as follows:
1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
2. Shane Enright Tarbert
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Killian Young Renard
5. Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
6. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
7. Tadhg Morley Templenoe
8. Kieran Donaghy Austin Stacks
9. Bryan Sheehan (C) St Marys
10. Paul Murphy Rathmore
11. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
14. Paul Geaney Dingle
15. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
Fir Ionaid:
16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
17. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
18. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
19. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
20. Michael Geaney Dingle
21. Anthony Maher Duagh
22. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
23. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
24. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion
25. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
26. Padraig O’Connor Killarney Legion

Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)
Róghnóirí: Diarmuid Murphy (Dingle), Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks), Padraig Corcoran (Dingle), Liam Hassett (Laune Rangers).

Additional Info:
Brian Ó Beaglaioch (An Ghaeltacht) – Made his Championship debut against Clare in the semi final having made his League debut against Dublin in the AFL Round 1 earlier in the year. He also played in the McGrath Cup in January. Brian won an All Ireland Minor medal with Kerry in 2014 in the full back position and has 2 Hogan Cup (2014 & 2015) and 3 Munster Colleges Corn Uí Mhuirí medals being joint Captain with Mark O’Connor for Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne last year.
Tadhg Morley (Templenoe) – A Primary Teacher, Tadhg played Minor for Kerry in 2010 and 2011 and Under 21 for the county in 2012 and 2013. He was centre back on the Kerry team that won the All Ireland Junior title last year. He captained Templenoe to County, Munster and All Ireland Club titles 2015/16.
Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar) – Who made his championship debut in the All Ireland Final of 2005, played in his 60th Championship game in the semi final. He has scored 9-34 in championship football.
Marc Ó Sé – Should Marc make an appearance as a sub, he will be just 1 game away from joining his brother Tomás on 88 Championship games for Kerry which is a county and national record.
Allianz League Final – The team shows 5 changes from the side defeated by Dublin in the Allianz League Final with Brian Kelly, Killian Young, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Tadhg Morley and Paul Geaney replacing Brendan Kealy, Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Fionn Fitzgerald and David Moran.
All Ireland Final 2015 – In all, the team shows 8 personnel changes from the side that took the field in the All Ireland Final last September – .Brian Kelly, Mark Griffin, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Tadhg Morley, Kieran Donaghy, Bryan Sheehan, Paul Murphy and Darran O’Sullivan replace Brendan Kealy, Fionn Fitzgerald, Aidan O’Mahony, Jonathan Lyne, Anthony Maher, David Moran, Johnny Buckley, and James O’Donoghue.

The Tipperary team to take on Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final, on Sunday next, July 3rd at 2pm in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney has been announced by manager Liam Kearns.

In what will be the first meeting of the sides in the provincial decider since 1998, Liam Kearns’ side will be looking to build on the great progress made in recent years and are looking forward to what is a first senior final appearance for all players.

The Tipperary team lines out as follows –

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan
3. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
4. Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Peter Acheson (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers
7. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
8. Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers
9. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
13. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen


KERRY v TIPPERARY
They meet in the Munster final for the first time since 1998 when Kerry, the then reigning All-Ireland champions, won by 0-17 to 1-10 in Thurles. Maurice Fitzgerald scored 0-10 for Kerry while Declan Browne responded with 0-7 for Tipperary. Prior to that, Kerry and Tipperary hadn’t met in the Munster final since 1944. While Munster finals between the counties are rare, it has been a busy rivalry in earlier stages of the provincial championship – this will be the sixth clash between them since 2010. Tipperary are bidding to win the title for the first time since 1935; Kerry are seeking a fourth successive success. Kerry have reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals every year since they were introduced in 2001 while Tipperary have yet to reach the last eight.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 2-8 (Munster semi-final)
2013: Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8 (Munster quarter-final)
2012: Kerry 0-16 Tipperary 0-10 (Munster quarter-final)
2011: Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 0-11 (Munster quarter-final)
2010: Kerry 2-18 Tipperary 2-6 (Munster quarter-final)

MOST RECENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 2-8 (2015 Munster semi-final, Semple Stadium)
Kerry led by 2-6 to 2-4 at half-time and won the second-half by 0-8 to 0-4. Paul Geaney and Barry John Keane were Kerry’s goal scorers while Michael Quinlivan scored both of Tipperary’s goals.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Kerry’s Top Scorers
Stephen O’Brien… 1-5
Colm Cooper………1-3 (0-1 free)
Paul Geaney………..0-5 (0-1 free)

Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 1-15 Waterford 1-7 (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary’s Top Scorers
Michael Quinlivan…1-7 (0-1 free)
Kevin O’Halloran….0-9 (0-5 frees, 0-2 ‘45s’)
Peter Acheson 0-5

DID YOU KNOW?
If Kerry win, it will be their first Munster four-in-a-row success since taking all eight titles between 1975 and 1982.

THE ROAD AHEAD
The winners qualify for the All-Ireland quarter-final on July 30/31; the losers enter Round 4A of the All-Ireland qualifiers on July 23.

THE HISTORY
Kerry are seeking their 78th Munster title while Tipperary are bidding for their 10th crown. Here’s the Munster Roll of Honour. Kerry (77); Cork (37); Tipperary (9); Clare (2); Limerick (1); Waterford (1)


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Munster Senior Hurling Final – Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 5-19 to 0-13 in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


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Tipperary rip Waterford’s system to shreds to claim Munster Championship

Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaoer

Tipperary retained their Munster Munster Senior Hurling Championship title with consummate ease as John McGrath claimed a hat-trick of goals to end this game as a contest early in the second half , writes John Fogarty, GAA Correspondent. The 21-point margin equalled their winning gap over Waterford in 2011.

McGrath added two of them after the break, one from a penalty, to kill off a Waterford challenge that never truly ignited. Waterford will now face Wexford in an All-Ireland quarter-final on July 24, while Tipperary will be out again in an All-Ireland semi-final on August 14.

Leading 1-7 to 0-8 at half-time, Tipperary took full advantage of the wind in the second half when Darren Gleeson’s assisted deliveries caused no end of bother to the Waterford full-back line.

Not only did McGrath find the net twice but he also laid on another goal for Michael Breen, whose goal-scoring from midfield has become a major weapon for this Tipperary side. Seamus Callanan, enjoying more freedom as the game developed, added a fifth goal in the final minute of regulation time.

Waterford were the more aggressive team for the opening nine minutes but their confidence was rocked when McGrath took advantage of Stephen O’Keeffe’s failure to negotiate a tame Niall O’Meara shot. They recovered with the next three points but none of the came from play and by half-time they had registered just two outside of placed balls.

Their wide count of nine at the interval eclipsed their points tally of seven and they were unable to find their range for 20 minutes. In that period, Tipperary reeled off five scores, four of them frees as the Déise defence struggled to keep tabs on the movement of the Tipperary forwards.

Too often the Waterford attack were forced either to turn back and look for help. Other times they ran into cul de sacs or shot from low percentage areas. Tipp, on the other hand, kept the scoreboard ticking over as they found latitude with clever support play in a packed defence.

Scorers for Tipperary: S. Callanan (1-11, 8 frees, 1 65); J. McGrath (3-2, 1-0 pen); M. Breen (1-1); Pádraic Maher, N. McGrath, Patrick Maher, J. Forde, A. McCormack (0-1 each).

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony (0-6, 4 frees); P. Curran (0-5, 3 frees); A. Gleeson (0-2, sidelines).

TIPPERARY: D. Gleeson; C. Barrett, J. Barry, M. Cahill; S. Kennedy, R. Maher, Pádraic Maher; B. Maher (c), M. Breen; D. McCormack, Patrick Maher, N. McGrath; J. McGrath, S. Callanan, N. O’Meara
Subs for Tipperary: J. Forde for N. O’Meara (51); S. Curran for D. McCormack (56); K. Bergin for B. Maher (61); A. McCormack for N. McGrath (66); D. Maher for R. Maher (67).

WATERFORD: S. O’Keeffe; S. Fives, B. Coughlan, N. O’Connor; Philip Mahony, T. de Burca, D. Fives; J. Barron, K. Moran (c); S. Bennett, Pauric Mahony, M. Walsh; M. Shanahan, A. Gleeson
Subs for Waterford: T. Devine for M. Shanahan (49); J. Dillon for M. Walsh (50); C. Dunford for A. Gleeson (56); C. Gleeson for N. Connors (57); B. O’Halloran for P. Mahony (60).

Referee: B. Gavin (Offaly)


Team News

The Tipperary Senior Hurling team to play Waterford is as follows –

1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields
5. Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s
6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh
9. Michael Breen – Ballina
10. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
11. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha
12. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
13. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch
15. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to face Tipperary on Sunday in the Munster Final has being named! Best wishes to Derek and all his team! #DeiseAbú

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)
5. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)
8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
18. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
20. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)



Statement re Sale of Tickets for Munster Senior and Minor Hurling Finals

A limited number of stand tickets including juvenile tickets will be put on public sale for the Munster Senior Hurling Final from 12 noon on Monday, June 27th. They will be available online at http://gaa.tickets.ie and in participating Centra and SuperValu stores nationwide.


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Terrace tickets will be freely available online and through participating Centra and SuperValu stores. Tickets will mainly be allocated to competing counties in the senior and minor finals and will be available through county boards and clubs.

Ticket prices are as follows
Covered (Mackey) Stand: Adult €35, Juvenile €5, Student/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €10 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry upon the production of valid ID

Uncovered Stand: Adult €30, Juvenile €5, Student/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €10 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry upon the production of valid ID

Terrace: Adult €25, Juvenile €5, Student/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €10 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry upon the production of valid ID (Note – Tipperary have been allocated the Caherdavin End Terrace, Waterford have been allocated the City End Terrace)

Please use the ticketing locator at http://munster.gaa.ie/ticketing-store-locator/ which is for Centra and SuperValu stores in the Munster counties only.


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Traffic Management Plan

Munster Senior Hurling Final – Tipperary v Waterford
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Final – Limerick v Tipperary
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
10th July 2016
Throw-ins: 14:00 & 16:00

Press Release

The venue for this year’s Munster Minor and Senior Hurling Finals is the Gaelic Grounds which is situated on the Ennis Road in Limerick.

Supporters are requested to take note of the following: –

• The Ennis Road will be closed to traffic.
• There is no parking in the vicinity of the Gaelic Grounds.
• Supporters are requested to arrive in Limerick at least 1½ hours before the senior match starts [4pm].
• Vehicles should be parked on the city (south) side of the River Shannon.
• Normal traffic flow should be restored approx. 1 hour after the senior match finishes.

The GAA have made provisions for Park & Ride from the following locations: –

• Limerick Dog Track, Dock Road, Limerick
• Kilmurray Inn, Castletroy, Limerick
• Mungret GAA, Mungret Village
• Wickes Carpark, Ballysimon Road.

Details of Limerick City parking can be obtained from www.limerickparking.ie

Vehicles parked illegally or causing an obstruction will be subject to tow-away operations.


The following is the Garda Traffic Management Plan to cater for the above Munster Hurling Finals, at the Gaelic Grounds, Ennis Road, Limerick City on Sunday the 10th July, 2016.

The Garda advice to patrons is to arrive in plenty of time to park up cars legally, i.e. not causing obstruction, on green areas or on locations where parking is prohibited. Cars illegally parked will be ticketed and those causing obstruction are likely to be towed away by Gardai.

Patrons are advised to use Street & Off Street Parking in the City and avail of the Bus Eireann service from Lower Henry Street to travel or to take the 15/ 20 minutes to walk out to the venue as they will be caught up in traffic if they cross the bridges in the City out to the venue.

The following road closures and diversions will be in place on Sunday 10th July, 2016.

Closures/ Diversions
Road Closures/ diversions will apply from 12pm onwards at the following locations;

• Ennis Rd. at its junction with Ivan’s Cross – traffic will be diverted to Northern Ring Road and towards Clonmacken
• Ennis Rd. at its junction with Sarsfield Bridge – traffic will be diverted along Clancy Strand. O’Callaghan Strand will be closed off to traffic.
• Condell Road/ Lower Shelbourne Road – traffic will not be permitted to travel onto North Circular Road or onto Shelbourne Road.
• Shelbourne Road/ Hassetts Cross – no traffic will be permitted to travel up Shelbourne Road
• Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Drive
• Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper
• Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper & LIT Roundabout (Merval Pk)
• Coonagh Roundabout – Closed to all inbound traffic from 2pm. Divert onto the Condell Road for Parking in City Centre.

Traffic Parking Provisions


They meet for a second successive year in the Munster final, with Tipperary bidding to repeat last year’s triumph when they won by five points (0-21 to 0-16) in Semple Stadium. This time it’s in the Gaelic Grounds, the first occasion the Limerick has venue has staged a Munster final between Tipperary and Waterford since 1963, when Waterford won by 0-11 to 0-8 in front of a crowd of 36,000.

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16 (Munster final)
2012: Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16 (Munster final
2011: Tipperary 7-19 Waterford 0-19 (Munster final)
2010: Tipperary 3-19 Waterford 1-18 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2009: Tipperary 4-14 Waterford 2-16 (Munster final)

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13, Semple Stadium (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 1-16, Semple Stadium (Munster semi-final)

Tipperary’s Top Scorers
Seamus Callanan…..1-14 (0-7 frees, 0-2 ‘65s’)
Michael Breen………2-1
John O’Dwyer………0-7 (0-2 frees, 0-1 ‘65’)
Noel McGrath………0-5
Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17, Semple Stadium (Munster semi-final)

Waterford’s Top Scorers
Austin Gleeson……….0-6 (0-1 line)
Pauric Mahony………..0-6 (0-5 frees)
Maurice Shanahan……1-2
Kevin Moran……………0-3

PREVIOUS MUNSTER FINAL CLASHES
This will be the 11th Munster final meeting between the counties with Tipperary leading 8-2 from the previous ten clashes. Waterford’s two successes were in 1963 and 2002.

2015: Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16
2012: Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16
2011: Tipperary 7-19 Waterford 0-19
2009: Tipperary 4-14 Waterford 2-16
2002: Waterford 2-23 Tipperary 3-12
1989: Tipperary 0-26 Waterford 2-8
1963: Waterford 0-11 Tipperary 0-8
1962: Tipperary 5-14 Waterford 2-3
1958: Tipperary 4-12 Waterford 1-5
1925: Tipperary 6-6 Waterford 1-2

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH
Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16 (2015 Munster final)
Tipperary led by 0-10 to 0-9 at half-time and while Waterford drew level early in the second-half Tipperary drove on and ran out five-point winners. Seamus Callanan 0-6 (0-4 frees, 0-2 ‘65s’) and John O’Dwyer 0-5 (0-2 frees) were top scorers for Tipperary while Maurice Shanahan 0-8 (0-3 frees, 0-2 ‘65’) was Waterford’s main marksman.

LAST COMPETITIVE CLASH
Waterford 1-18 Tipperary 1-17 (Allianz HL, 6 March 2016, Semple Stadium)
Tipperary led by 0-12 to 0-8 at half-time and by 0-14 to 0-9 after 45 minutes before Waterford launched a spirited revival, outscoring their rivals by 1-7 to 0-1 over the next 20 minutes. It was level in stoppage time before a long range point by Austin Gleeson clinched a Waterford win.

PREVIOUS MUNSTER TITLE WINS
Tipperary: 41 (1895-96-98-99-1900-06-08-09-13-16-17-22-24-25-30-37-41-45-49-50-51-58-60-61-62-64-65-67-68-71-87-88-89-91-93-2001-2008-2009-2011-2012-2015)
Waterford: 9 (1938-48-57-59-63-2002-2004-2007-2010)

*Tipperary are seeking their sixth successive championship win over Waterford, who last beat the Premier men in the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final.

*Waterford haven’t scored a goal in their last three Munster finals as follows. 2015: Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16; 2012: Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16; 2011: Tipperary 7-19 Waterford 0-19

*The winners qualify for the All-Ireland semi-final on August 14; the losers meet a qualifier winner in the All-Ireland quarter-final on July 24.

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