GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 – Waterford 4-23 Kilkenny 2-22

Waterford defeated Kilkenny by 4-23 to 2-22 after extra time in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 on Saturday July 8th at Semple Stadium Thurles.





Waterford claim first SHC win over Kilkenny since 1959

Report By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 4-23 Kilkenny 2-22 after extra-time

A Maurice Shanahan goal in the second half of additional time set Waterford on their way to a historic and captivating championship victory over Kilkenny in Thurles.

Despite hauling back an eight-point deficit in the latter stages of normal time, the Cats lost to the Déise for the first time in the SHC since 1959, the 11th time of asking and were duly knocked out of the championship after the teams were tied at the end of regulation play for a second season in a row.

Three minutes into the second extra period, Shanahan was quickest in reacting to a ball Kilkenny’s backs failed to negotiate and ran clear before finishing to the delight of the Waterford contingent in the 33,181 crowd.

The sides exchanged the lead twice in the first additional 10-minute period and Waterford led by one when Jamie Barron took receipt of an Austin Gleeson ball, ran at a vacant Kilkenny cover and his shot, although not struck clinically, was too good for Eoin Murphy. It was enough to see the Déise go 3-19 to 2-18 ahead going into the turnaround.

Waterford had led 1-10 to 1-5 at half-time and while they saw the advantage narrowed to two points by the 43rd minute they ended a 12-minute spell without a score in the 47th minute via Jamie Barron and the next couple came courtesy of Austin Gleeson.

Shane Bennett’s thunderbolt goal in the 43th minute, after some fine Michael Walsh work, sent Waterford seven clear. It became eight when Kevin Moran flew over his second point but only after substitute Lester Ryan sent a fierce ground shot wide.

Waterford still led by eight going into the last minutes of regulation time but Kilkenny didn’t know they were beaten. A Ryan point was followed by a Reid free and then came their second goal, Colin Fennelly fortunate not to be whistled for charging but Reid on the end of it to put the ball over the goal-line.

A Ger Aylward point came next to cut the gap to two and then substitute Richie Leahy delivered a mighty score from close to the Ryan Stand sideline. Kilkenny’s tails were well and truly up and Colin Fennelly sent over the equaliser.

Having only come on for Pauric Mahony, Maurice Shanahan had a long-range free to win it, awarded to Stephen Bennett quite fortuitously, but sent it wide and extra-time beckoned.

Kilkenny’s forward line managed just two points from play in the first half of normal time, a poor return consistent with what they had offered up against Limerick and Wexford. Their ball retention was lacking too and Pauric Mahony’s five first half frees were as much the Cats’ attack’s fault given the amount of ball they were allowing come the direction of their backs.

Waterford led from the outset, going 0-2 to 0-0 after five minutes, and doubled that lead with three Mahony placed balls 13 minutes later. Jake Dillon was causing major problems for Pádraic Walsh and had won three frees, converted by Mahony, by half-time.

Austin Gleeson looked to be back to himself with two fine points while Shane Bennett was just as difficult to get a hold of as Dillon. It was his tenacity just before the break in the wake of a Paul Murphy foul that set up Michael Walsh for his first goal for Waterford in 11 years.

Kilkenny had threatened to fire into the game when Reid fired a goal from a 33rd minute penalty after Richie Hogan was upended. His shot was too good for Stephen O’Keeffe who managed to get a touch on it. The score brought Kilkenny to within two points, 0-9 to 1-4, but the next score was a beauty from Gleeson despite Robert Lennon’s foul.

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony (0-6, 5 frees, 1 65); J. Barron, M. Shanahan (0-2 frees) (1-3 each); A. Gleeson (0-5); M. Walsh, Shane Bennett (1-0 each); K. Moran, T. Ryan (0-2 each); J. Dillon, P. Curran (0-1 each).

Scorers for Kilkenny: T.J. Reid (2-12, 1-0 pen, 0-10 frees, 0-1 65); L. Ryan (0-3); R. Leahy (0-2); R. Hogan, E. Murphy (free), K. Kelly, G. Aylward, C. Fennelly (0-1 each).

WATERFORD: S. O’Keeffe; B. Coughlan, C. Gleeson; T. de Burca; N. Connors, Philip Mahony, S. Fives; J. Barron, K. Moran (c); Pauric Mahony, M. Walsh, A. Gleeson; J. Dillon, Shane Bennett
Subs for Waterford: S. McNulty for N. Connors (blood, 44-49); P. Curran for J. Dillon (48); Stephen Bennett for Shane Bennett (61); M. Shanahan for M. Walsh (69), B. O’Halloran for Pauric Mahony (70+4); T. Ryan for Stephen Bennett (79); C. Dunford for P. Curran (85); S. McNulty for N. Connors (86).

KILKENNY: E. Murphy; P. Murphy, P. Walsh; C. Buckley; R. Lennon, J. Lyng, C. Fogarty; M. Fennelly, P. Deegan (c), W. Walsh; C. Fennelly, T.J. Reid, K. Kelly; R. Hogan, J.J. Farrell
Subs for Kilkenny: L. Ryan for P. Deegan, G. Aylward for J.J. Farrell (both h-t); C. Bolger for K. Kelly (49); R. Leahy for R. Hogan (63); L. Blanchfield for M. Fennelly (inj, 74); R. Hogan for G. Aylward (85).

Referee: J. Owens (Wexford).


Fixture Details

08.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2
Semple Stadium, Thurles 19:00
Cill Chainnigh v Port Láirge
Referee: James Owens (Wexford)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News

Waterford: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, B Coughlan, N Connors; T de Búrca, A Gleeson, Philip Mahony; J Barron, C Gleeson; K Moran, Pauric Mahony, J Dillon; Shane Bennett, M Walsh, D Fives.

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A – Mayo 2-14 Clare 0-13

Mayo defeated Clare by 2-14 to 0-13 in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A on Saturday July 8th at Cusack Park Ennis.



Round 3A Qualifier: O’Connor brothers bag crucial goals

MAYO 2-14 CLARE 0-13

Report By Peter O’Connell for GAA.ie

Two early second half goals from the O’Connor brothers, Cillian and Diarmuid, helped Mayo to an ultimately comfortable win over Clare in Ennis on Saturday evening in round three of the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Playing in front of an attendance of 11,576 in Cusack Park, Clare led 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time. The Colm Collins managed Clare made an electric start and led 0-6 to 0-1 after 19 minutes. Andy Moran, who put over 0-3 from play in the first half, kicked the opening score in the first minute, but Clare racked up 0-6 in a pulsating spell. Mayo were also dealt a very early setback when Donal Vaughan was black carded for a tackle on Gary Brennan in the fourth minute.

Brennan was one of Clare’s point scores in that period, while Eoin Cleary, David Tubridy, Keelan Sexton, and Jamie Malone also raised white flags. Malone could have goaled in the 15th minute when he picked up a break off Brennan and cut through the Mayo back line, but David Clarke made a decisive stop and diverted the shot for a ’45.

In the final 15 minutes of that half, Moran kicked the remaining 0-2 of his tally, while Lee Keegan, raiding from the half-back line, added a nice point, while Diarmuid O’Connor and Kevin McLoughlin did likewise. While Mayo were not especially impressive in that half, they did retain 90% of their own kick outs and won 10 turnovers.

Three minutes into the second half, Clare goalkeeper Joe Hayes made an excellent save from Kevin McLoughlin but he could do nothing four minutes later, when Cillian O’Connor picked up an under hit Martin McMahon free and planted a decisive goal.

Two minutes later Diarmuid O’Connor raised a second Mayo green flag and the 2016 All-Ireland finalists led 2-7 to 0-8. Clare could not sustain the energy levels they had shown in the opening half in what was their 10th Championship fixture between this and last season. They lost key midfielder Cathal O’Connor to a leg injury, while Ciarán Russell was black carded.

Just two of their 11 substitutes had started a league or championship game, which underlined the inexperience on their bench. In contrast Mayo were able to introduce the proven quality of Tom Parsons and Jason Doherty

Mayo looked somewhat ropey early in the first half, but once the goals helped them to carve out a decisive advantage, they were never in danger of losing a qualifier game for the first time since they lost to Longford in 2010.

Scorers for Mayo: Cillian O’Connor 1-5 (5fs), Diarmuid O’Connor 1-1, Andy Moran 0-3, Kevin McLoughlin 0-2, Lee Keegan, Keith Higgins, and Aidan O’Shea 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: David Tubridy 0-4 (4fs), Eoin Cleary 0-3 (2fs), Keelan Sexton 0-2 (1 45), Jamie Malone, Sean Collins, Gary Brennan, and Gearoid O’Brien 0-1 each.

MAYO: David Clarke; Brendan Harrison, Ger Cafferkey, Chris Barrett; Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Keith Higgins; Séamus O’Shea, Aidan O’Shea; Diarmuid O’Connor; Donal Vaughan, Kevin McLoughlin, Andy Moran, Cillian O’Connor, Conor Loftus
Subs: Stephen Coen for Donal Vaughan (4, BC), Evan Regan for Conor Loftus (48), Jason Doherty for Andy Moran (55), Tom Parsons for Seamus O’Shea (58), Fergal Boland for Diarmuid O’Connor (64), Alan Dillon for Aidan O’Shea (67).

CLARE: Joe Hayes; Dean Ryan, Kevin Harnett, Gordon Kelly; Martin McMahon; Jamie Malone (, Cian O’Dea; Gary Brennan, Cathal O’Connor; Ciarán Russell, Eoin Cleary, Pearse Lillis; Seán Collins, David Tubridy, Keelan Sexton
Subs: John Hayes for Cathal O’Connor (49 inj), Eoghan Collins for Ciáran Russell (40, BC), Gearóid O’Brien for Cian O’Dea (53), Seanie Malone for Pearse Lillis (64), Darren Nagle for Keelan Sexton (70, BC).

REFEREE: Sean Hurson (Tyrone).


Fixture Details

08.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A
Cusack Park, Ennis 17:00
An Clár v Maigh Eo
Referee: TBC
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News


GAA Football Senior Championship Round 3B – Armagh 1-17 Tipperary 1-15

Armagh defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 1-15 in the GAA Football Senior Championship Round 3B on Saturday July 16th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Armagh clinch victory from Tipp with last minute goal

Armagh 1-17 Tipperary 1-15

Report by Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A Jamie Clarke goal in the 70th minute propelled Armagh into the fourth round of the qualifiers.

Kieran McGeeney’s side led by the minimum when they caught the hosts on the counter attack, Brendan Donaghy’s pass splitting open the Tipperary defence before Gavin McParland put Clarke inside the last defender.

Armagh outscored their opponent by 1-9 to 1-5 in the second period. Michael Quinlivan, relatively subdued in the opening, handed last year’s All-Ireland semi-fiinalists a major shot in the arm when landing the opening goal of the contest on 38 minutes. They would not score again, however, until the 58th minute, during which time Armagh notched four without reply.

A Josh Keane free ended their barren spell. Momentum, though, was with the Orchard men. Gavin McParland levelled it up, with Jamie Clarke edging them in front for the first time on the hour mark. Conor Sweeney and Stefan Campbell exchanged minors before Jamie Clarke’s goal made it 1-16 to 1-12. Tipperary managed to halve the deficit but the required goal wasn’t forthcoming – two late Michael Quinlivan frees were cleared off the line.

Tipperary’s ability to conjure up just two scores from play in the second period, ultimately, proved their downfall. Hard to know who would have been the more satisfied going in at half-time. Level at 0-7 apiece approaching the break, Josh Keane, set-up by the lively Conor Sweeney, kicked his first to return the home outfit in front.

Two minutes later – the clock now in stoppages – this same pair combined again for Keane to stroke over his second. Armagh were struggling under their own kick-out and lost the subsequent restart, with Liam Casey firing Tipperary into a 0-10 to 0-7 lead. This should have been stretched further as the Premier men won Blain Hughes’ next two restarts, but Kevin O’Halloran kicked wide in the first instance and thereafter, Jack Kennedy’s shot was smothered, and with Liam Casey and Emmet Moloney on the deck injured, Armagh swept down the field where Rory Grugan split the posts.

The visitors had right to feel aggrieved when on 20 minutes referee Paddy Neilan disallowed a Gavin McParland goal, instead opting to call back the play for a foul on McParland by Emmet Moloney. The smarter call would have been to let the play continue. Paul Hughes and Andrew Murnin also had half goal chances, neither of which were converted.

Easy tell who was the more satisfied at the finish. Armagh progress, Tipperary exit stage left.

Scorers for Armagh: N Grimley (0-8, 0-5 frees, 0-1 ’45); J Clarke (1-1); R Gurgan (0-1 free), G McParland (0-2 each); S Sheridan, G McCabe, A Forker, S Campbell (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: J Keane (0-4, 0-2 frees); M Quinlivan (1-0); C Sweeney (0-3, 0-3 frees); J Kennedy (0-2 frees), K O’Halloran (0-1 free), L Casey (0-2 each); P Austin, B Fox (0-1 each).

Tipperary: C Kenrick; E Moloney, A Campbell, P Codd; B Maher, R Kiely, J Feehan; L Casey, G Hannigan; J Keane, K O’Halloran, B Fox; C Sweeney, J Kennedy, M Quinlivan
Subs: P Austin for Hannigan (HT); L Boland for Moloney (48, inj); G Hannigan for Kennedy (bc, 48) ; D Foley for O’Halloran (70); L McGrath for Boland (73).

Armagh: B Hughes; B Donaghy, J Morgan, C Vernon; G McCabe, P Hughes, A Forker; S Sheridan, N Grimley; C O’Hanlon, M Shields, R Grugan; A Murnin, J Clarke, G McParland
Subs: J McElroy for McCabe (29 mins, inj); S Campbell for O’Hanlon (47); C McKeever for Clarke (72); E Raffertry for Murnin (77).

Referee: P Neilan (Roscommon)



Team News

The Tipperary team to play Armagh in Round 3B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in Semple Stadium, tomorrow afternoon, July 15th at 5pm, has been announced by manager Liam Kearns. There are two changes to the side that lined out last weekend with championship debutant Willie Connors (Kiladangan) coming into the back line while up front there is a welcome return to the starting fifteen for Philip Austin (Borrisokane) following his hugely impressive second half introduction last Saturday.

The Tipperary starting XV therefore lines out as follows;

Ciarán Kenrick – Moyle Rovers
Willie Connors – Kiladangan
Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch
Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
Liam Casey – Cahir
George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
Brian Fox (Capt.) – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
Philip Austin – Borrisokane

ARMAGH: Blaine Hughes; James Morgan, Charlie Vernon, Mark Shields; Paul Hughes, Brendan Donaghy, Aidan Forker; Stephen Sheridan, Niall Grimley; Ciaran O’Hanlon, Anthony Duffy, Rory Grugan; Jamie Clarke, Andrew Murnin, Gavin McParland.



TIPPERARY v ARMAGH

They meet in the championship for the first time.

2017 CHAMPIONSHIP
Down 0-15 Armagh 2-7 (Ulster quarter-final)
Armagh 0-20 Fermanagh 0-11 (Round 1 Qualifier)
Armagh 1-12 Westmeath 1-7 (Round 2 Qualifier) after extra-time
**
Cork 1-10 Tipperary 1-9 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 2-15 Cavan 0-18 Round 2 Qualifier)

*The last competitive clash between the counties was in the final round of the Allianz League (Division 3) last April when Tipperary staged a great recovery to win by 3-8 to 0-16 in the Athletic Grounds. Michael Quinlivan scored 3-1 from open play, helping Tipperary to a victory which secured promotion while Armagh just missed out.
*Tipperary are bidding to reach Round 4 of the qualifiers for the third time in four seasons, having previously got there in 2014 and 2016.
*Armagh last qualified for Round 4 of the qualifiers in 2014.

Munster Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Limerick 1-28 Clare 1-15

Limerick defeated Clare by 1-28 to 1-15 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday July 12th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Match Highlights



Comfortable win sees Limerick into Munster U-21 final

Limerick 1-28 Clare 1-15

Report from RTE.ie

A blistering opening half display provided the foundation for Limerick to ease their way into the Munster Under-21 final by a 13-point margin.

Limerick led by 1-15 to 1-05 at the interval and would have been even further ahead had they not squandered a host of goal chances.

But Clare never looked like getting back in the contest and a disappointing week for the Banner was completed as Limerick ran out deserving winners.

Even after six minutes of this game it was clear to see who the dominant team was a Limerick reeled off a rapid-fire 1-04 to take a giant step towards the provincial final.

A super Thomas Grimes score from the left got Limerick off the mark after 45 seconds and although Colin Corbett got Clare up and running a minute later, Aaron Gillane tapped over his first point of his 14 points in the third minute to give Limerick the lead again.

Having played the full 70 minutes for the Clare seniors against Cork in the Munster final, David Fitzgerald started at right half-forward for Clare, although he soon drooped back as a third midfielder, which created a spare man in front of the Limerick full-back line.

Kyle Hayes found himself unmarked for long stretches early on, so when Clare continued to rain balls down on top of him it proved a launch pad for several Limerick attacks.

Around the middle part of the half Gillane was unmarkable though. Con Smyth was the unfortunate Clare man charged with silencing him, and after the Patrickswell player had scored six points for his side Smyth was hauled off.

The crucial score was Peter Casey’s goal after six minutes, which he finished superbly after he was pulled to the ground by Conor O’Halloran, but got up to score thanks to the good advantage played by referee Cathal McAllister.

After 10 minutes Limerick led by 1-07 to 0-02, and it seemed as if Billy Connors’ goal a minute later would settle Clare. But instead Gillane hit the next four points as Limerick took over again.

They were not faultless though and Casey, Gillane and captain Tom Morrissey all missed good goal chances in the opening half, but a 1-14 to 1-05 lead was the least they deserved. Morrissey should have found the net again just after the restart but his shot flew over the bar.

However, Clare responded well and there were hopes of a revival as they sent over a string of points to cut Limerick’s lead to five points. But with Colin Ryan inspirational at midfield – he hit three great points in the second period – Limerick settled themselves and ran out easy winners.

They will now face either Waterford or Cork — who meet on Thursday evening at Walsh Park — in the final.

Limerick: E McNamara; S Finn, D Fanning, D Joy; R Lynch (0-01), K Hayes, T Grimes (0-01); C Ryan (0-03), R Hanley (0-02); A Gillane (0-14, 0-05f, 0-01 ’65), B Murphy (0-01), C Lynch (0-01); P Casey (1-00), T Morrissey (0-02), B Nash (0-02)
Subs: C Boylan for Murphy (40 mins), A La Touche Cosgrave for Grimes (42 mins), C McSweeney for Finn (51 mins), P Ahern (0-01) for Morrissey (53 mins), O O’Reilly for Casey (56 mins).

Clare: K Nugent; C O’Halloran, D Walsh, C Cooney; C Smyth, B O’Gorman, R Hayes (0-01); J McCarthy, M O’Malley (0-01); D Fitzgerald (0-02), C Corbett (0-02), B Cahill (0-01); I Galvin (0-05, 0-04f), A Shanagher (0-01), B Connors (1-00)
Subs: M Moloney for Smyth (18 mins), M O’Shea (0-01) for Corbett (40 mins), P O’Loughlin (0-01) for Hayes (42 mins), C Noonan for Cahill (56 mins), J Cunningham for B O’Gorman (59 mins).

Ref – C McAllister (Cork)


Ticket Information
Adult General Admission: €10.00
Student/Senior’s: Receive €5.00 concession with valid ID prior to entry
Juveniles/U-16’s: Free

Tickets can be purchased in Centra and Supervalu stores in Clare, Limerick and across Ireland – visit the Munster GAA Ticketing Locator to see participating stores in Munster.


Team News

CLARE: K Nugent (O’Callaghans Mills); C Cooney (O’Callaghans Mills), D Walsh (Éire Óg), C O’Halloran (Éire Óg); C Smyth (Feakle), D Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona), R Hayes (Wolfe Tones Na Sionna); J McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona), M O’Malley (Kilmaley); B O’Gorman (Wolfe Tones Na Sionna), I Galvin (Clonlara), B Cahill (Kilmaley); C Corbett (Tulla), A Shanagher (Wolfe Tones Na Sionna), B Connors (Cratloe).

LIMERICK: E McNamara (Doon); S Finn (Bruff), D Fanning (Pallasgreen), D Joy (Kilmallock); R Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), K Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), T Grimes (Na Piarsaigh); R Hanley (Kilmallock), C Ryan (Pallasgreen); A Gillane (Patrickswell), B Murphy (Doon), C Lynch (Patrickswell); P Casey (Na Piarsaigh), T Morrissey (Ahane), B Nash (South Liberties).


Match Programme

Pick up a copy of the 32 page souvenir match programme for this game.

Munster Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Cork 2-17 Waterford 1-19

Cork defeated Waterford by 2-17 to 1-19 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Thursday July 13th at Walsh Park Waterford.


Match Highlights


Bord Gáis Energy Munster U-21 Hurling semi-final

CORK 2-17 WATERFORD 1-19

Report By Tomás McCarthy for GAA.ie

Declan Dalton buried a penalty in the sixth minute of injury time to drive 14-man Cork into the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U-21 final and send reigning provincial and All Ireland champions Waterford packing at Walsh Park.

The home team recovered from five points down in the second half, helped by a goal from Shane Bennett, to lead by three entering stoppage-time.

In a dramatic finale, Cork midfielder Darragh Fitzgibbon got his marching orders before substitute Jack O’Connor was dragged down by Darragh Lyons. Dalton held his nerve to fire the sliotar to the bottom corner.

The Fr O’Neills attacker completed the hour with 1-12. Fitzgibbon also stood out with three points but will miss the Munster final against Limerick on July 26. Déise number nine Colm Roche took the fight to Cork and finished with five from play.

Dalton posted seven points, including two sidelines, as the wind assisted visitors led 0-10 to 0-8 after a fiery opening half. The sides were all square on four occasions.

Five Dalton singles sent the Rebels 0-7 to 0-4 clear after 17 minutes. The hosts replied with three on the bounce. Shane Bennett burst into the contest around midfield and Colm Roche hit over three points from play.

Dalton and Darragh Fitzgibbon nudged the Rebels two up at the short whistle. Corner back Sean O’Donoghue escaped with a yellow card for a high tackle on Bennett.

On the resumption, two Curran conversions brought the Déise back on equal terms (ten points apiece). Dalton (free) and Fitzgibbon restored Cork’s two point gap. Cormac Curran recovered one with an audacious effort from an awkward angle.

On 37 minutes, sub Tim O’Mahony supplied Robbie O’Flynn and he crashed the ball to the roof of the net. Another Fitzgibbon raid put them five clear (1-13 to 0-11).

The busy Roche and the prolific Patrick Curran left a goal between them. Jordan Henley saw yellow for a dangerous tackle on Dalton and the number eleven promptly dispatched it.

With eight minutes left, Waterford sub Andrew Casey passed inside to Bennett and the Ballysaggart forward shortened the grip to flick it past Patrick Collins (1-15 to 0-14).

Although Dalton subsequently equalised, the holders seemed destined for victory when Patrick Curran and Jack Prendergast pushed them three ahead. But that late Rebel surge set up a first provincial final meeting with Limerick since 2011.

Scorers for Cork: D Dalton 1-12 (8fs, 1-0 pen, 2 s-ls), R O’Flynn 1-0, D Fitzgibbon 0-3, P Leopold, M O’Halloran 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran 0-10 (7fs, 1 65’), C Roche 0-5, S Bennett 1-1, C Curran 0-2, J Prendergast 0-1.

Waterford: B Nolan; D Prendergast, C Prunty, D Lyons; J Henley, C Gleeson, C Lyons; A Molumby, C Roche; J Prendergast, C Curran, S Ryan; P Hogan, S Bennett, P Curran.
Subs: E O’Halloran for Molumby (42), D Lynch for C Lyons (42), A Casey for C Curran (49), JP Lucey for Ryan (59).

Cork: P Collins; D Griffin, E Murphy, S O’Donoghue; B Hennessy, D Browne, M Coleman; P Leopold, D Fitzgibbon; C O’Leary, D Dalton, M O’Halloran; A Myers, S Kingston, R O’Flynn
Subs: T O’Mahony for Myers (30), E Healy for O’Donoghue (32), J O’Connor for Kingston (50), D Lowney for O’Leary (54).

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)


Ticket Information
Adult General Admission: €10.00
Student/Senior’s: Receive €5.00 concession with valid ID prior to entry
Juveniles/U-16’s: Free

Tickets can be purchased in Centra and Supervalu stores in Waterford, Cork and across Ireland – visit the Munster GAA Ticketing Locator to see participating stores in Munster.


Team News

The Waterford Under 21 Hurling Team to face Cork on Thursday night at 7:30pm in Walsh Park was announced following training tonight.

1. Billy Nolan (Roanmore)
2. David Prendergast (Lismore)
3. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)
4. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
5. Jordan Henley (Tallow)
6. Conor Prunty (Abbeyside)
7. Callum Lyons (Ballyduff Lower)
8. Andy Molumby (Cappoquin)
9. Colm Roche (Shamrocks)
10. Jack Prendergast (Lismore)
11. Cormac Curran (Brickey Rangers)
12. Shane Ryan (De La Salle)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
14. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
15. Peter Hogan (Ballygunner)

The Cork U21 Hurling team to play Waterford in tomorrow night’s Munster U21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final has been announced as follows

1. Patrick Collins – Ballinhassig
2. Sean O Donoghue – Inniscarra
3. Eoghan Murphy – Sarsfields
4. David Griffin – Carrigaline
5. Billy Hennessy – St Finbarrs
6. Darren Browne – Kanturk (C)
7. Mark Coleman – Blarney
8. Paul Leopold – Sarsfields
9. Darragh Fitzgibbon – Charleville
10. Chris O Leary – Valley Rovers
11. Declan Dalton – Fr O’ Neills
12. Luke Meade – Newcestown
13. Robbie O Flynn – Erins Own
14. Shane Kingston – Douglas
15. Michael O Halloran – Blackrock
16. Eoghan Healy – Ballymartle
17. David Lowney – Clonakilty
18. Conor Cahalane – St Finbarrs
19. Aaron Myers – Sarsfields
20. Jack O Connor – Sarsfields
21. Tim O Mahony – Newtownshandrum
22. Dave O Neill – Mayfield
23. Seanaidh Smyth – Midleton
24. Dayne Lee – Na Piarsaigh


Match Programme

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Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final – Galway 2-19 Clare 1-12

Galway defeated Clare by 2-19 to 1-12 in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday July 22nd at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Finals
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork 13:00
An Clár v Gaillimh
Referee: John O’Brien (Laois)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News

The Clare Minior Hurling team to play Galway at 1.00 p.m. on Saturday in Pairc Ui Chaoimh has been named. Killian McDermott, Cathal Darcy and Gearoid Cahill come into the starting 15 in place of Lee Brack, Eoin Fitzgerald and Conor Tierney.

STARTING 15:
1 Eamon Foudy
2 Cian Mclnerney
3 Ross Hayes
4 Bradley Higgins
5 Diarmuid Ryan
6 Cian Minogue
7 Aidan McCarthy
8 Cathal Darcy
9 Killian McDermott
10 Gearoid Cahill
11 Tiernan Agnew
12 Keith White
13 Gary Cooney
14 Breffni Horner
15 Rian Considine

Subs
16 Ronan Callinan
17 Sean Crowley
18 Eoghan Wallace
19 Lee Brack
20 Conor Tierney
21 Eoin Fitzgerald
22 Colin Haugh
23 Tom O’Rourke
24 Paul Corry

GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 1-16 Leitrim 1-9

Kerry defeated Leitrim by 1-16 to 1-9 in the GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-Final on Saturday July 22nd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-Finals
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 15:00
Ciarraí v Liatroim
Referee: Barry Tiernan (Áth Cliath)
(E.T. if Necessary)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Tipperary 0-28 Clare 3-16

Tipperary defeated Clare by 0-28 to 3-16 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday July 22nd at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.



All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Final – Tipp hold out against Clare

TIPPERARY 0-28 CLARE 3-16

Report By John Harrington for GAA.ie

The curtain was drawn, and drama ensued for the first big show on the shiny, new Páirc Uí Chaoimh stage today.

After a fairly bonkers game of hurling, the reigning champions Tipperary are still standing, but they made hard work out of beating a Clare team that refused to die.

Tipp played the crisper, cleaner hurling for most of the contest, but Clare scored heavily in a couple of purple patches and in the end Tipp had to show a lot of bottle to keep them at bay.

The Banner County looked like the team with all the momentum when they scored six points in a row to close within one of Tipp by the 66th minute.

But when they needed one last kick it wasn’t there, and instead Tipperary finished stronger down the final straight, scoring five points to clinch victory.

It was a frenetic, open contest throughout, and that was always likely to be the case with both teams setting up with three-man inside forward lines.

From the very start there was plenty of space at either end of the field for forwards, but Tipperary made much better use of it in the opening quarter of the game.

They had opened up a 0-8 to 0-2 lead by the 14th minute with Noel McGrath, John McGrath, Seamus Callanan, and John O’Dwyer all scoring from play.

Clare weren’t nearly so clinical, as they repeated the crime that blighted their Munster Final performance by shooting bad wides from long-distance.

There had been some early signs that a much more profitable route to goal would be for them to deliver in ball to their inside forwards rather than shoot rashly from range.

Early on Conor McGrath had rattled the back of the net only for a free to be awarded against him for over-carrying, but the fragility of the Tipp full-back line was obvious even then.

It was confirmed when they were pulled apart twice in the space of a minute as Aaron Cunningham struck for two Clare goals that turned the game on its head.

There was nothing complicated about either goal. Conor McGrath won a long delivery for the first one to set up Cunningham for the finish.

And then Shane O’Donnell soared impressively to catch a high ball before also laying off to Cunningham who rounded Mooney and finished with aplomb again.

For the next five minutes Clare were the team on the front-foot, but once again their good work was being undone by some more poor shooting.

That gave Tipp time to catch their breath, and when Michael Breen settled their nerves with a point they once again assumed dominance of the contest.

It must be said too that Clare did themselves no favours either in the minutes before half-time when they conceded four points in a row that all came from a failure to secure possession off their own puck-out.

Tipp’s lead stood at five points at the break, and they quickly set about stretching it out further on the resumption.

The McGrath brothers John and Noel were on fire, and a brace apiece from them had helped Tipp into a 0-23 to 2-10 lead by the 55th minute.

At that point it looked like Tipp were easing to a pretty comfortable victory, and perhaps maybe the players themselves relaxed ever so slightly.

If they did, then they very nearly regretted it, because Clare suddenly found a new impetus as they reeled off those six points in a row, with substitutes Peter Duggan and Cathal McInerney playing a prominent role in the revival.

A John O’Dwyer free settled Tipp’s nerves, and then two of their key leaders – Padraic Maher and Brendan Maher – combined for what was a really decisive moment in this match.

Padraic plucked a brilliant ball out of the clouds through a thicket of Clare hurleys, and when he won a free his namesake stepped forward and drove it over the Clare cross-bar from all of 90 yards.

More Tipp points followed from John McGrath and substitutes Steven O’Brien and Jason Forde to make the game safe. Cathal McInerney struck for a last-gasp Clare goal after a scramble in Tipp’s small square, but it was too little, too late.

And so, Tipperary march on to an All-Ireland semi-final joust against either Galway or Cork. The quality of their attacking play means they’ll be a dangerous opponent for either, but they’ll need to shore up that full-back line if they’re to retain their crown this year.

Scorers for Tipperary: Seamus Callanan 0-7 (3f), John McGrath 0-6, Noel McGrath 0-4, John O’Dwyer 0-4 (1f), Patrick Maher 0-2, Michael Breen 0-1, Seamus Kennedy 0-1, Brendan Maher 0-1 (f), Steven O’Brien 0-1, Jason Forde 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: Tony Kelly 0-6 (4f), Aaron Cunningham 2-0, Cathal McInerney 1-1, Shane O’Donnell 0-2, Conor McGrath 0-2, David Reidy 0-2 (2f), Peter Duggan 0-1, Jamie Shanahan 0-1, Colm Galvin 0-1.

TIPPERARY: Daragh Mooney; Donagh Maher, Tomás Hamill, James Barry; Séamus Kennedy, Ronan Maher, Pádraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Michael Breen; Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher, Dan McCormack; John O’Dwyer, Séamus Callanan, John McGrath
Subs: Subs: Sean O’Brien for James Barry (45), Jason Forde for Michael Breen (60), Niall O’Meara for John O’Dwyer (68), Steven O’Brien for Callanan (71).

CLARE: Andrew Fahy; Seadna Morey, Patrick O’Connor, Cian Dillon; David Fitzgerald, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan; Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, Pádraic Collins, John Conlon; Shane O’Donnell, Aaron Cunningham, Conor McGrath
Subs: Peter Duggan for John Conlon (32), David Reidy for Podge Collins (52), Cathal McInerney for Cathal Malone (57), Jason McCarthy for Kelly (67),

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)





Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork 15:00
An Clár v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Colm Lyons (Corcaigh)


Team News

TIPPERARY: Daragh Mooney; Donagh Maher, Tomas Hamill, James Barry; Seamus Kennedy, Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Michael Breen; Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher, Dan McCormack; John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, John McGrath.

CLARE: Andrew Fahy; Seadna Morey, Patrick O’Connor, Cian Dillon; David Fitzgerald, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan; Colm Gavin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, Podge Collins, John Conlon; Shane O’Donnell, Aaron Cunningham, Conor McGrath.


CLARE v TIPPERARY
They meet in the championship for the first time since the 2011 Munster semifinal.

PATHS TO THE QUARTER-FINAL
CLARE
Clare 3-17 Limerick 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20 (Munster final)

Top Scorers
Conor McGrath……..2-4
Tony Kelly……………0-10 (0-6 frees, 0-1 pen)
Shane O’Donnell…….2-2
***
TIPPERARY
Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary 2-18 Westmeath 0-15 (Qualifier – Round 1)
Tipperary 6-26 Dublin 1-19 (Qualifier – Round 2)

Top Scorers
Seamus Callanan…..3-22 (0-15 frees, 0-1 ’65’)
John McGrath……….3-4
John O’Dwyer………1-9 (0-1 free, 0-1 s/l)

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2011: Tipperary 4-19 Clare 1-19 (Munster semi-final)
2009: Tipperary 3-28 Clare 1-22 (Munster semi-final)
2008: Tipperary 2-21 Clare 0-19 (Munster final)
2005: Tipperary 2-14 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final)
2003: Clare 2-17 Tipperary 0-14 (Munster quarter-final)

CLARE IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS
This will be Clare’s 12th appearance in the quarter-finals, having won five, lost
four and drawn two of their previous eleven.
2016: Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17
2013: Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14
2008: Cork 2-19 Clare 2-17
2007: Limerick 1-23 Clare 1-16
2006: Clare 1-27 Wexford 1-15
2005: Clare 1-20 Wexford 0-12
2004: Kilkenny 1-11 Clare 0-9 (Replay)
2004: Kilkenny 1-13 Clare 1-13 (Draw)
2002: Clare 1-15 Galway 0-17
1999: Clare 3-18 Galway 2-14 (Replay)
1999: Clare 3-15 Galway 2-18 (Draw)

TIPPERARY IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS
Tipperary have been in eight quarter-finals, winning five and losing three.
2014: Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-14
2010: Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16
2007: Wexford 3-10 Tipperary 1-14
2005: Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18
2003: Tipperary 2-16 Offaly 2-11
2002: Tipperary 1-25 Antrim 2-12
2000: Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15
1997: Tipperary 3-24 Down 3-8

*Tipperary have reached the All-Ireland semi-final in eight of the last ten
seasons, missing out in 2007 and 2013 only.
*Clare are bidding to reach the semi-final for the first time since 2013.
*The counties met in this year’s Allianz League when Tipperary won by 0-28 to
0-21 in Semple Stadium on March 5. John McGrath on 0-10 (0-5 frees) and
John O’Dwyer on 0-5 were Tipperary’s top scorers while David Reidy on 0-6
(all frees), John Conlon and Podge Collins on 0-4 were Clare’s main marksmen.
*Clare and Tipperary had some great battles in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the late
1990s and early in the new Millennium. They drew on Leeside (Clare 2-12
Tipperary 0-18) in the 1999 Munster semi-final before the Banner boys won the
replay, 1-21 to 1-11. They met again in the 2000 semi-final, with Tipperary
winning by 2-19 to 1-14. Tipperary beat Clare (0-17 to 0-14) in the 2001 semifinal
and by 1-18 to 2-13 in the 2002 quarter-final but Clare turned the tables in
2003, winning a semi-final by 2-17 to 0-14.




GAA Football Senior Championship Round 4A – Mayo 0-27 Cork 2-20

Mayo defeated Cork by 0-27 to 2-20 after extra time in the GAA Football Senior Championship Round 4A on Saturday July 22nd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



Round 4A Qualifier: Mayo win epic encounter

MAYO 0-27 CORK 2-20

After Extra-Time

Report by Paul Keane for GAA.ie

Cillian O’Connor’s 87th minute point, his 11th on a dramatic evening at the Gaelic Grounds, secured a remarkable win for Mayo and a place in the All-Ireland football quarter-finals for the seventh season running.

O’Connor was a class apart on the evening, kicking six of his points from play though none was more important than that late, late winner from a 45.

The score actually put Mayo two ahead though Michael Hurley pulled back a score for courageous Cork to leave just the minimum in it.

Mayo ultimately advance after the blood and thunder epic though exactly how much over 90 minutes of pulsating action in front of 13,545 has taken out of them remains to be seen.

The 2016 All-Ireland finalists led by seven points with just over 20 minutes to go of normal but were pegged back by Cork goals from Sean Powter and Luke Connolly, forcing extra-time.

Underdogs Cork led by two at one stage in the extra period, but couldn’t hold on and four late Cork points in a row got them over the winning line.

It was tough on Cork who battled tremendously and lost James Loughrey and Aidan Walsh to injuries throughout though Mayo also rued the 58th minute black card dismissal of Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan.

Aidan O’Shea made his 100th appearance for Mayo, in league and Championship, and was excellent throughout.

He contested the throw-ins as a midfielder but played at centre-forward and was marked by experienced Cork defender Eoin Cadogan for the duration of an incredible game.

O’Shea got the better of that duel and laid on first-half points for Keegan, Andy Moran and O’Connor as well as punting one over himself.

Moran was terrific in the inside forward line for Mayo despite his advancing years. He scored two points in each half and played the final pass for O’Shea’s first score which helped Mayo to lead 0-10 to 0-7 at half-time.

But Cork gave as good as they got for the majority of the first-half and the sides were level three times up to 0-7 apiece.

Donncha O’Connor, 36, rolled back the years in Cork’s attack with the Rebels’ first four points as they moved 0-4 to 0-2 up. Every Mayo point was greeted with a huge cheer compared to the muted applause for each of Cork’s scores.

Cork lost corner-back Jamie O’Sullivan to a black card late in the opening half for a late hit on O’Shea. O’Connor converted the free and Mayo closed out the half with three points in a row to put some daylight between the sides.

Cork were rocked by the loss of star midfielder Aidan Walsh for the second-half after injuring his ankle during the throw-in.

Mayo piled on the misery with four cracking points to open up a 0-14 to 0-7 lead and they looked set to go on and close out the game.

It didn’t quite pan out that way though as Cork simply refused to throw in the towel and 56th and 71st minute goals from Powter and Connolly dramatically tied up the game.

Patrick Durcan put Mayo ahead in the 75th minute but a last gasp converted Connolly free forced extra-time at 2-15 to 0-21.

Peadar Healy’s Cork moved two clear in the first-half of extra-time thanks in part to a brace of points from Paul Kerrigan. But Mayo’s battling instincts ultimately got them over the line with brothers Cillian and Diarmuid O’Connor scoring vital late points.

Scorers for Mayo: Cillian O’Connor 0-11 (4fs, 145), Andy Moran 0-4, Aidan O’Shea 0-3, Patrick Durcan 0-2, Conor Loftus 0-2, Diarmuid O’Connor 0-1, Jason Doherty 0-1, Lee Keegan 0-1, Tom Parsons 0-1, Keith Higgins 0-1.

Scorers for Cork: Donncha O’Connor 0-6 (4fs), Sean Powter 1-0, Luke Connolly 1-1 (1f), Paul Kerrigan 0-3, John O’Rourke 0-3, Colm O’Neill 0-3 (1f), Michael Hurley 0-2, Barry O’Driscoll 0-1, Tom Clancy 0-1.

MAYO: David Clarke; Brendan Harrison, Ger Cafferkey, Chris Barrett; Leeroy Keegan, Keith Higgins, Colm Boyle; Seamus O’Shea, Tom Parsons; Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor; Jason Doherty, Cillian O’Connor, Andy Moran
Subs: Patrick Durcan for Barrett (44), Stephen Coen for Seamus O’Shea (49), Donal Vaughan for Boyle (53), David Drake for Keegan (59, black card), Conor Loftus for Moran (63). Caolan Crowe for Cafferkey (80+3), Evan Regan for McLoughlin (HT ET), Boyle for Doherty (HT ET), Alan Dillon for Diarmuid O’Connor (87).

CORK: Ryan Price; James Loughrey, Jamie O’Sullivan, Michael Shields; Tomas Clancy, Eoin Cadogan, Colm O’Driscoll; Aidan Walsh, Ian Maguire; Mark Collins, Sean Powter, John O’Rourke; Barry O’Driscoll, Paul Kerrigan, Donncha O’Connor
Subs: Kevin Crowley for Loughrey (20), Stephen Cronin for O’Sullivan (35+1, black card), Ruairi Deane for Walsh (37), Colm O’Neill for Shields (46), Luke Connolly for Barry O’Driscoll (54), Michael Hurley for O’Connor (62). Sean White for O’Rourke (E/T), Kevin O’Driscoll for Maguire (E/T), Alan O’Connor for Colm O’Driscoll (E/T), Conor Dorman for Crowley (76), Kevin O’Driscoll for Powter (80+3), Shields for Cronin (87).

REFEREE: Ciaran Branagan (Down).



Fixture Details

22.07.2017 (Sat)
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4A
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 17:00
Corcaigh v Maigh Eo
Referee: Ciaran Branagan (An Dún)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News


CORK v MAYO
They meet in the championship for the 12th time with Cork leading 7-4 from their previous eleven meetings. This is the first time they have met in the qualifiers.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Cork 1-12 Waterford 1-11 (Munster quarter-final)
Cork 1-10 Tipperary 1-9 (Munster semi-final)
Kerry 1-23 Cork 0-15 (Munster final)
***
Mayo 2-13 Sligo 0-11 (Connacht quarter-final)
Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11 (Connacht semi-final)
Mayo 2-21 Derry 1-13: after extra-time (Qualifiers – Round 2) Mayo 2-14 Clare 0-13 (Qualifiers – Round 3)

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2014: Mayo 1-19 Cork 2-15 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2011: Mayo 1-13 Cork 2-6 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2002: Cork 0-16 Mayo 1-10 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
1999: Cork 2-12 Mayo 0-12 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1993: Cork 5-15 Mayo 0-10 (All-Ireland semi-final)

*Mayo are attempting to reach the All-Ireland quarter-final for the seventh successive year.
*Cork are attempting to reach the quarter-final for the first time since 2014. Prior to that, they reached the last eight in success ie seasons (2005-2014).

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final – Kilkenny 2-23 Cork 2-18

Kilkenny defeated Cork by 2-23 to 2-18 in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final on Sunday July 23rd at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Kilkenny crowned All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Champions

Kilkenny 2-23 Cork 2-18

Report By Denis Hurley for GAA.ie

A second-half blitz was the deciding period of the game as Kilkenny claimed the first silverware in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh as they saw off Cork on Sunday.

Leading by 0-11 to 0-10 at half-time, the Cats conceded a goal to Cork’s Jerry O’Neill straight after the resumption and they were 1-15 to 0-15 behind with 16 minutes of normal time remaining.

They were level as Paul Holden, Martin Keoghan and Robbie Donnelly all pointed and, when Cork goalkeeper Patrick Collins tripped Darragh Brennan after saving from Martin Power, Donnelly drilled the penalty home.

A long-range free from the same player – he finished with 1-11 – opened up the biggest lead of the game up to that point and the outcome was more or less decided when sub Tom Phelan pulled a loose ball home after Donnelly’s free broke.

The first half was an even affair, with more than a point separating the teams on only one occasion. Cork had a greater spread of scorers but also more wides, while goal chances were at a premium.

The Rebels led for much of the half and looked to have opened up some daylight when Seán Hayes’s fourth point put them 0-9 to 0-7 in front in the 26th minutes. Kilkenny responded well though as Robbie Donnelly got his third and then fourth to tie the game.

William Leahy’s booming effort after Patrick Collins’s puckout made it 0-10 to 0-9 but Kilkenny led at the break as Paul Holden and then Donnelly were on target before the break.

O’Neill’s goal, set up by Leahy and sub Rob O’Shea, lifted Cork and Hayes, O’Shea and Leahy pointed after Donnelly had replied with two frees.

Kilkenny found their rhythm again though and Phelan’s goal put them firmly in control. O’Shea’s free ended Cork’s drought but Kilkenny replied through Donnelly and impressive pair Edmond Delaney and Keoghan to move nine clear.

Cork did pull a goal back through O’Shea, but Kilkenny were not going to allow any more, ensuring they retained the title.

Scorers for Kilkenny: Robbie Donnelly 1-11 (1-0 penalty, 0-9 frees), Edmond Delaney 0-4, Martin Keoghan, Paul Holden 0-3 each, Tom Phelan 1-0, Martin Power, John Cahill 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Seán Hayes 0-6 (0-5f, 0-1 sideline), Rob O’Shea 1-2 (0-1f), William Leahy 0-4, Jerry O’Neill 1-1, David Drake, Michael Collins 0-2 each, Danny O’Flynn 0-1.

KILKENNY: David Aylward; David Prendergast, Ger Teehan, Niall Doherty; Barry Whelan, Cormac Fleming, John Cahill; JP Treacy, Martin Keoghan; Paul Holden, Darragh Brennan, Eedmond Delaney; Seán Carey, Martin Power, Robbie Donnelly
Subs: Tom Phelan for Fleming (half-time), Liam Hickey for Carey (40), Niall Walsh for Hickey (42-44, blood), Colum Prendiville for Keoghan, James Power for Delaney, Damien Walsh for Cahill (all 60).

CORK: Patrick Collins; Brian O’Sullivan, Shane O’Donovan, Shane Hegarty; Kieran Morrison, Donnacha O’Donovan, Kevin Kavanagh; Danny O’Flynn, Michael Collins; Darren Casey, Nicky Kelly, Jerry O’Neill; Seán Hayes, William Leahy, David Drake
Subs: Tom Lawrence for Morrison, Rob O’Shea for Casey (both half-time), John Cooper for O’Flynn (44), Mark Kennefick for Hayes (52), Noel McNamara for O’Neill (57).

Referee: Colum Cunning (Antrim).



Fixture Details

23.07.2017 (Sun)
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork 14:00
Corcaigh v Cill Chainnigh
Referee: Colum Cunning (Aontroim)
(E.T. in Necessary)