Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final – Tipperary 0-11 Kildare 0-9

Tipperary defeated play Kildare by 0-11 to 0-9 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 30th at Croke Park.

Tipperary beat Kildare to seal minor final spot


By Arthur Sullivan for GAA.ie

Tipperary will face Kerry in the All-Ireland minor football championship final after battling to victory over a below-par Kildare at Croke Park on Sunday.

Tipperary were beaten by the Kingdom in the Munster final, but will get a chance for revenge on September 20 after seeing off Kildare despite having wing-back Emmett Moloney sent off with more than 15 minutes to go. Despite their numerical advantage, Kildare weren’t able to punish Tipperary sufficiently and after the Lilywhites spurned a glorious goal chance on 51 minutes through Shea Ryan, Tipperary pressed on with confidence.

Aidan Buckley and Michael Connors hit late points for them, and despite some Kildare probing, Tipperary held on quite comfortably to progress. The sides were level at the break on six apiece, Tipperary having been the better side in the first 15 minutes before Kildare finished the half the stronger.

Tipperary led 0-3 to 0-1 after 10 minutes, Alan Tynan (free), Jack Kennedy and Brendan Martin pointing, with Conor Hartley hitting the Kildare score. The sides traded frees until the 18th minute, when Tipperary centre-half-back Brian McGrath steamed upfield and landed a fine point. Tipperary should have gone five ahead on 21 minutes. Some magic from Brendan Martin created a glorious goal chance for Aidan Buckley, but his finish was very poor, firing to the left with only Declan Campbell to beat.

Kildare improved steadily after that and frees from Ciarán Kelly (2) and Jimmy Hyland left them one ahead before Tynan ended the first half scoring with an excellent score off his left. Tipperary registered the first two points of the second half, Jack Kennedy with both to leave them 0-8 to 0-6 ahead after 40 minutes.

After Tipperary then went close with another goal chance – Michael Connors’ flicked effort hitting the bar – Kennedy slotted his third of the half to push Tipp three ahead as the game ticked towards the final quarter. A Jimmy Hyland free and arguably the score of the game from Matthew Kelly left Kildare just one behind at 0-9 to 0-8 but a fine score from Aidan Buckley restored the Tipperary two-point lead with 10 minutes to go.

Kildare had a glorious chance to go in front on 51 minutes, but in a carbon copy of Buckley’s first half miss for Tipperary, Shea Ryan pulled his shot to the left and wide. Conor Hartley’s point for Kildare moments later cut the gap to one, but Michael Connors kept Tipperary two ahead with a fine score on 56 minutes.

That’s the way it stayed until the end, and Tipperary will now be looking to repeat their 2011 achievement of winning the title.
Scorers for Kildare: C Kelly 0-4 (4f), C Hartley 0-2, J Hyland 0-2 (2f), M Kelly 0-1

Scorers for Tipperary: J Kennedy 0-4 (1f, 1 ’45’), A Tynan 0-3 (2f), B McGrath 0-1, B Martin 0-1, A Buckley 0-1, M Connors 0-1

KILDARE: Declan Campbell; Ronan Slattery, Mike Joyce, Darren Lawlor; Seán Healy, Shea Ryan, Gavin Burke; Daniel Courtney, Rory Feely; Conor Hartley, Ethan O’Donoghue, Brian McLoughlin; Ciarán Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Jimmy Hyland. Subs: Stefan Lawler for S Healy (42), Eoin O’Neill for B McLoughlin (49). Kevin O’Callaghan for E O’Donoghue (57), Ryan Bannon for R Slattery (57), Aaron Murphy for C Kelly (60).

TIPPERARY: Charlie Manton; Tadhg Fitzgerald, Jack Skehan, Tommy Lowry; Danny Owens, Liam Fahy, Emmett Moloney; Jack Kennedy, Tommy Nolan; Aidan Buckley, Alan Tynan, Colin English; Ross Peters, Brian McGrath, Brendan Martin
Subs: Stephen Quirke for R Peters (28), Jamie Bergin for C English (45), Morgan Irwin for B Martin (52), Mark Kehoe for A Buckley (55).

Fixture Details

30.08.2015 (Sun)
Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 13:30
Cill Dara v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Noel Mooney (An Cabhán)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

The Tipperary Minor Football team to play Kildare in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final on Sunday next, August 30th at 1.30pm in Croke Park has been announced. It’s as you were for Charlie McGeever’s side who were most impressive in the win over Connacht champions Galway in the quarter-final.

The team lines out as follows – Charlie Manton (Fethard), Tadhg Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers), Jack Skehan (Holycross Ballycahill), Tommy Lowry (Arravale Rovers), Danny Owens Capt. (Moyle Rovers), Liam Fahy (Rockwell Rovers), Emmett Moloney (Drom & Inch), Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch), Aidan Buckley (St. Patricks), Alan Tynan (Inane Rovers), Colin English (Fr. Sheehys), Ross Peters (Clonmel Commercials), Brian McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Brendan Martin (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship Semi Final – Cork 4-14 Kerry 0-13

Cork defeated Kerry by 4-14 to 0-13 in the TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship Semi Final on Saturday August 29th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC semi-final

Cork 4-14 Kerry 0-13

By Jackie Cahill at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick

EAMONN Ryan’s remarkable Cork are through to a tenth TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final in eleven years. The Rebelettes saw off Munster rivals Kerry by 13 points at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening to set up a September 27 clash with Dublin or Armagh.

It will be Cork’s fifth successive final appearance as they go in search of a tenth Brendan Martin Cup success – and the five-in-a-row.
And this revenge victory over Kerry continues Cork’s brilliant record in the All-Ireland series over the past ten years. In the past decade, Cork have lost just once in the All-Ireland competition – a quarter-final clash with Tyrone in 2010.

Two years ago, Cork lost the Munster final to Kerry but hit back to win the All-Ireland semi-final clash between the counties.
Unfortunately from Kerry’s perspective, history repeated itself here as Cork unloaded with an avalanche of second half scores. Four points ahead at half-time, 2-5 to 0-7, Cork upped the ante after the break to blow Kerry away.

Valerie Mulcahy bagged her second goal midway through the half to put the end result beyond any doubt and sub Eimear Scally bagged Cork’s fourth goal late on. And yet Kerry had been a point clear, 0-3 to 0-2, when Cork struck for their opening goal. The Rebelettes pounced on Edel Murphy’s kickout to claim a vital score just moments after Valerie Mulcahy pulled a free wide.

Captain Ciara O’Sullivan was alive to the restart and as Kerry cheaply lost possession, she placed Áine O’Sullivan for an open goal.
Kerry’s response was good, however, and they remained very much in touch before Cork netted a second goal. Three minutes before half-time, ace corner forward Valerie Mulcahy pulled a rabbit out of the hat when she deftly chipped Murphy.

That piece of individual genius put Cork 2-5 to 0-5 clear but Kerry scored a couple of cruciate late scores to remain in touch at the break. Sarah Houlihan kicked two points approaching the interval and the final score of the half sailed over the bar just a few seconds before the half-time hooter.

Four points down at half-time, Kerry were still very much in the hunt but they will have been annoyed to concede two goals after working desperately hard early in the game to turn over Cork when the Leesiders looked to attack. But Cork took over in the second half as Kerry had Emma Sherwood and Bernie Breen sinbinned.

Sherwood was followed to the line by Cork’s Ciara O’Sullivan and Kerry finished the game with 14 players when Breen was yellow-carded with six minutes left. Cork finished the game with ten different scorers as Lorraine Scanlon and Sarah Houlihan battled valiantly to the finish for Kerry. Ireland rugby star Louise Galvin came off the bench at half-time but could do little to stem Cork’s second half momentum.

Scorers for Cork: V Mulcahy 2-2 (0-1f), E Scally 1-2 (0-1f), A O’Sullivan 1-1, D O’Sullivan (1f) & A Hutchings 0-2 each, B Stack, R Buckley, C O’Sullivan, A Walsh & O Finn 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: S Houlihan 0-4 (1f), L Scanlon 0-3, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh & P Dennehy 0-2 each, M O’Connell & L Galvin 0-1 each.

CORK: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, B Stack, A Barrett; V Foley, D O’Reilly, G O’Flynn; R Buckley, B Corkery; C O’Sullivan, A Hutchings, A Walsh; V Mulcahy, Á O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan.
Subs: E Scally for Á O’Sullivan (43), O Finn for Walsh (52), O Farmer for Hutchings (55), R Ní Bhuachalla for D O’Sullivan (56).

KERRY: E Murphy; G Crowley, A Desmond, A Leonard; C Kelly, C Lynch, M Quirke; B Breen, L Scanlon; E Sherwood, S Houlihan, D Hallissey; P Dennehy, M O’Connell, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh.
Subs: L Rogers for Crowley (half-time), L Galvin for O’Connell (half-time), E O’Connor for Leonard (47), A Brosnan for Houlihan (55).

Referee: C McManus (Meath)

Team News

All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final – Kerry 0-18 Tyrone 1-11

Kerry defeated Tyrone by 0-18 to 1–11 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 23rd at Croke Park.

Kerry absorb Tyrone comeback to reach final

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final: Kerry 0-18 Tyrone 1-11

By Paul Keane at Croke Park for GAA.ie

All-Ireland title holders Kerry showed the hallmark of champions at Croke Park as they stifled a thrilling Tyrone comeback with a storming finish themselves to book their place in next month’s final.

Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s side battled their way to a five-point lead with 13 minutes remaining and looked set to comfortably seal a final date with Dublin or Mayo next month. But 1-2 from Tyrone in the space of just five minutes including a 60th minute Peter Harte penalty conversion tied up the scores in remarkable fashion.

The Red Hands couldn’t push on from there though and were outscored by four points to no score in the remaining minutes as Kerry advanced impressively. Footballer of the Year James O’Donoghue top scored with four points but it was a strong team performance overall from the Munster champions.

Sub Paul Geaney delivered three points and two within that late really while Barry John Keane also came off the bench to fire the game’s last score. The contest was all that the neutrals hoped it would be as two old rivals returned to Croke Park to reprise their 2005 and 2008 All-Ireland final ties.

Kerry memorably blasted seven goals past Kildare in the quarter-finals but were never likely to enjoy such gains against a Tyrone side that hadn’t conceded a goal since May. Tyrone typically defended in numbers and played a counter-attacking strategy that they have fine tuned over five games since being knocked out of the Ulster championship.

But it didn’t take away from a tense and enjoyable encounter that ebbed and flowed from end to end at a high pace. Tyrone navigated all four rounds of the qualifier system before seeing off Monaghan and returned to Croke Park with confidence and momentum.

They hit the ground running with two Darren McCurry points in the first three minutes. But Kerry would respond in kind with back-to-back Johnny Buckley points, indicating the sort of tit-for-tat encounter that lay in store. It was thrilling at times as both teams probed for weaknesses. Marc Ó Sé was black carded in the 15th minute for what was deemed a cynical trip on Tyrone corner-forward Connor McAliskey.

The sides were level three times in the half before a great catch and left footed point from Kieran Donaghy nudged Kerry 0-8 to 0-7 clear at the break. It was Donaghy’s last act as he was replaced by Geaney. Colm Cooper was relatively quiet too though came to life with back-to-back points after the restart. Sub Geaney fisted one over too as Kerry moved 0-11 to 0-8 clear.

Kerry were on top in this third quarter of the game and troubled Tyrone each time they ran at them. Donnchadh Walsh opened his account with a neat 48th minute score and O’Donoghue added a free. With 20 minutes to go, Kerry led 0-13 to 0-9 and looked well in control. Tyrone lost Ronan McNamee to a 56th minute black card for lunging wildly at the onrushing Cooper. O’Donoghue converted the free to leave Kerry five up, 0-14 to 0-9.

But any hopes of coasting over the winning line were dashed by that incredible Tyrone recovery which forced Kerry to dig deep in a gripping finale.
Scorers for Kerry: James O’Donoghue 0-4 (0-3f, 0-1 45), Johnny Buckley 0-3, Paul Geaney 0-3 (0-1f), Stephen O’Brien 0-2, Colm Cooper 0-2 (0-1f), Donnchadh Walsh 0-1, Anthony Maher 0-1, Kieran Donaghy 0-1, BJ Keane 0-1.

Scorers for Tyrone: Peter Harte 1-0 (1-0 pen), Darren McCurry 0-3 (0-1f), Mark Bradley 0-2, Connor McAliskey 0-2, Ronan McNabb 0-1, Niall Morgan 0-1 (0-1f), Mattie Donnelly 0-1, Colm Cavanagh 0-1.

KERRY: Brendan Kealy; Paul Murphy, Marc O Se, Shane Enright; Killian Young, Peter Crowley, Jonathan Lyne; Anthony Maher, David Moran; Donnchadh Walsh, Johnny Buckley, Stephen O’Brien; Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue
Subs: Fionn Fitzgerald for O’Se (black card, 16), Paul Geaney for Donaghy (h/t), Bryan Sheehan for Moran (55), Darran O’Sullivan for O’Brien (60), Aidan O’Mahony for Crowley (62), Barry John Keane for Walsh (70).

TYRONE: Niall Moran; Ronan McNamee, Justin McMahon, Cathal McCarron; Tiernan McCann, Ronan McNabb, Aidan McCrory; Colm Cavanagh, Mattie Donnelly; Mark Bradley, Peter Harte, Conor Meyler; Darren McCurry, Sean Cavanagh, Connor McAliskey
Subs: €‹Padraig McNulty for Meyler (47), Barry Tierney for McCrory (55), Conor Clarke for McNamee (black card, 56), Ronan O’Neill for McCurry (66).

Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois).

Attendance: 53,044

Fixture Details

23.08.2015 (Sun)
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 15:30
Ciarraí v Tír Eoghain
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

Team News

Kerry team: Brendan Kealy, Paul Murphy, Marc Ó Sé, Shane Enright, Jonathan Lyne, Peter Crowley, Killian Young, Anthony Maher, David Moran, Stephen O’Brien, Johnny Buckley, Donnchadh Walsh, Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue
Substitutes: Brian Kelly, Aidan O’Mahony, Bryan Sheehan, Paul Geaney, Barry John Keane, Darran O’Sullivan, Fionn Fitzgerald, Paul Galvin, Tommy Walsh, Pa Kilkenny, Alan Fitzgerald

Tyrone team: Niall Morgan, Aidan McCrory, Ronan McNamee, Cathal McCarron, Ronan McNabb, Justin McMahon, Peter Harte, Colm Cavanagh, Matthew Donnelly, Tiernan McCann, Mark Bradley, Conor Meyler, Darren McCurry, Sean Cavanagh, Connor McAliskey
Substitutes: Michael O’Neill, Lee Brennan, Rory Brennan, Conor Clarke, Richard Donnelly, Danny McBride, Conall McCann, Joe McMahon, Padraig McNulty, Ronan O’Neill, Barry Tierney

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 1-11 Derry 1-6

Kerry defeated Derry by 1-11 to 1-6 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 23rd at Croke Park.

Kerry remain on course to retain minor title

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final: Kerry 1-11 Derry 1-6

By Brian Murphy at Croke Park for GAA.ie

All-Ireland champions Kerry remain on course to retain their title after an excellent five-point defeat of Derry at Croke Park on Sunday.

Jack O’Connor’s charges delivered a measured, polished performance to see off the challenge of a Derry side that struggled to cope with the tough conditions and the quality of Kerry’s attacking play. Corner forward Michael Foley was the star of the show for the Kingdom, scoring 1-3 from play, including a vital goal in the 37th minute, just four minutes after Derry had blown the game wide open with a freak goal from Conor Maunsell just after the break.

Kerry led by 0-6 to 0-3 at half-time, and but for a period at the start of the second half when Maunsell’s goal had them in trouble, O’Connor’s young men were the better side, their superb defensive display showing all the hallmarks of a side managed the three-time All-Ireland winning senior boss.

Kerry got to grips with the torrid conditions first and were 0-3 to 0-0 ahead after just five minutes. Conor Geaney, Michael Foley and the impressive John Mark Foley all hit the target for the Kingdom in that spell. Shane McGuigan’s free in the seventh minute had the Ulster champions up and running, but they struggled to contain the defending All-Ireland champions in the first quarter.

Efficient in possession and by far the more impressive side, Kerry kicked on with further scores from Geaney and John Mark Foley, who was having a fine game in midfield. Derry finally established a foothold in the game around the middle of the half, and they might well have snaffled a goal on 21 minutes, but Francis Kearney fisted the ball over the bar after a mishit shot flashed across the goal.
McGuigan cut the gap to two with another free for Derry, but Damian McErlain failed to get the rewards their efforts deserved, and Kerry led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break when John Mark Foley kicked his third point from play in the 27th minute.

Maunsell hit Kerry with a bombshell within three minutes of the restart, his booming shot from long-range catching Kerry goalkeeper Billy Courtney off guard and floating to the back of the net. Derry were level, but Kerry hit back with a goal of their own on 37 minutes, Andrew Barry splitting the Derry defence with a searing run and before Conor Geaney set up Michael Foley with the simple finish.

Derry had the gap back to three in the 49th minute when Conor Glass kicked a free, but they had lost Shane McGuigan to a black card a minute earlier and it was always going to be an uphill task from there. Kerry kicked late points through Michael Foley and Conor Geaney to seal an excellent win to set up a shot at becoming the first side to retain the minor title since Laois did it in 1996 and 1997.
Scorers for Kerry: Michael Foley 1-3, John Mark Foley 0-3, Conor Geaney 0-5 (0-3f).

Scorers for Derry: Conor Maunsell 1-0, Shane McGuigan 0-2 (0-1f), Francis Kearney 0-2, Conor Glass 0-1 (0-1f), Niall McAtamney 0-1 (0-1 45).

KERRY: Billy Courtney; Darren Brosnan, Jason Foley, Jack Morgan; Gavin White, Mike Breen, Daniel O’Brien; Andrew Barry, John Mark Foley; Brian Ó Seancháin, Seán O’Shea, Brandon Barrett; Micheal Foley, Bryan Sweeney, Conor Geaney. Subs: Tom Sullivan for Gavin White (16-18), Tom O’Sullivan for Darren Brosnan and Mark O’Connor for Mike Breen (both 39), Stephen O’Sullivan for Brandon Barrett (45), Evan Cronin for Seán O’Shea (56).

DERRY: Callum Mullan-Young; Niall Keenan, Conor McGrogan, Conor Maunsell; Oisín Duffin, Michael McEvoy, Eoghan Concannon; Patrick Kearney, Jack Doherty; Patrock Coney, Shea Downey, Conor Glass; Tiarnan Flanagan, Francis Kearney, Shane McGuigan. Subs: Niall McAtamney for Patrick Kearney (HT), Gearoid McLuaghlin for Oisin Duffin (35), Fergal Higgins for Conor Maunsell and Barry Grant for Patrick Coney (both 41), Seamus Higgins for Shane McGuigan (48, BC).

Referee: Jerome Henry (Mayo)

Fixture Details

23.08.2015 (Sun)
Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 13:30
Ciarraí v Doire
Referee: Jerome Henry (Maigh Eo)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Derry in the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Championship Semi Final in Croke Park on Sunday next shows one personnel and a number of positional changes from the side that defeated Sligo in the Quarter Final – Spa’s Michael Foley regains his place in the full forward line at the expense of Stephen O’Sullivan. Team Captain, Mark O’Connor, who missed the Quarter Final due to injury, is named among the substitutes.

The team, captained by Dingle’s Conor Geaney, is as follows:

1. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes
2. Darren Brosnan Gneeveguilla
3. Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4. Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
5. Gavin White Dr. Crokes
6. Mike Breen Beaufort
7. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
8. Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
9. John Mark Foley Kilgarvan
10. Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue
11. Sean O’Shea Kenmare
12. Brandon Barrett Ardfert
13. Michael Foley Spa
14. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets
15. Conor Geaney (C) Dingle

Fir Ionaid

16. Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
17. Mark O’Connor Dingle
18. Stephen O’Sullivan Templenoe
19. Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
20. Ronan Buckley Listry
21. Graham O’Sullivan Dromid Pearses
22. Dara O’Shea Kenmare
23. Evan Cronin Spa
24. James Duggan John Mitchels

All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling S-Final – Limerick 1-20 Galway 0-17

Limerick defeated Galway by 1-20 to 0-17 in the Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 22nd at Semple Stadium Thurles.

U21 Hurling: Limerick into first final since 2002

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 semi-final: Limerick 1-20 Galway 0-17

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium for GAA.ie

Limerick booked their place in a first Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 final since 2002. The Shannonsiders scored a six-point victory over a fancied Galway outfit at Semple Stadium in Thurles, ending the Tribesmen’s hopes of a ‘clean sweep’.

Senior panellist Tom Morrissey scored a crucial 49th minute goal to help the Treaty men through to a September 12 clash against Wexford.
Morrissey somehow managed to find the net under intense pressure for the crucial score, as referee Fergal Horgan played a good advantage.

Limerick had a six-point lead at Semple Stadium and they would go on to win by that margin. And boss John Kiely, a senior panel member in 1996 when Wexford won the All-Ireland final, now has the chance to exact revenge almost 20 years on.

It was a mixed night for Galway’s senior stars Jason Flynn, Cathal Mannion and Conor Whelan. Flynn hit two of his seven points from play and cut over a fine sideline cut in the first half but Whelan managed just a point and Mannion was held scoreless. Brian Molloy provided stout Galway resistance with five points from play but Limerick were too good down the home straight.

In front of 7563 spectators, the sides were level at half-time, 0-10 apiece, with Galway coming from six points down to ensure parity. But when Limerick got on a roll again in the second half, Galway didn’t have the firepower to respond.
Scorers for Limerick: T Morrissey 1-3, D Dempsey 0-4, R Lynch 0-3 (2f, 1 sl) & C Ryan 0-3 each, D Byrnes & D O’Donovan 0-2, G Hegarty, C Lynch & B Nash 0-1.

Scorers for Galway: J Flynn 0-7 (2f, 2 65s, 1 sl), B Molloy 0-5, D Nevin 0-2, S Cooney, C Whelan & E Brannigan 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: D McCarthy; S Finn, R English, M Casey; D Byrnes, B O’Connell, G Hegarty; D O’Donovan, P Ryan; R Lynch, C Lynch, D Dempsey; C Ryan, T Morrissey, B Nash
Subs: A La Touche-Cosgrave for P Ryan (51), P Casey for Nash (51), M O’Callaghan for M Casey (59), J Kelliher for Morrissey (60+1).

GALWAY: G Loughnane; D Cronin, P Killeen, B Keane; S Sweeney, S Cooney, É Burke; K McHugo, D Nevin; E Brannigan, C Mannion, C Whelan; B Molloy, R O’Meara, J Flynn
Subs: M Mullins for O’Meara (21), J Kennedy for Brannigan (41), J Ryan for McHugo (52), B Burke for Kennedy (56)

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

Fixture Details

22.08.2015 (Sat)
Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship Semi Finals
Semple Stadium, Thurles 16:00
Aontroim v Loch Garman
Referee: Sean Cleere (Cill Chainnigh)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Semple Stadium, Thurles 18:00
Gaillimh v Luimneach
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tiobraid Árann)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

LIMERICK: David McCarthy (Glenroe); Sean Finn (Bruff), Richie English (Doon), Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh); Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Barry O’Connell (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks); Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Pat Ryan (Doon); Ronan Lynch (Patrickswell), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Barry Nash (South Liberties)
Subs: Eoghan McNamara (Doon), Mark O’Callaghan (Knockaderry), Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Jack Kelleher (Patrickswell), Jack Quaid (Effin), Dean Coleman (Doon), Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell), Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh).

Galway Under 21 team to play Limerick announced –

1. Gearoid Loughnane (Loughrea)
2. Declan Cronin (Cappataggle)
3. Paul Killeen (Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry)
4. Barry Keane (Clarinbridge)
5. Sean Sweeney (Loughrea)
6. Shane Cooney (St Thomas)
7. Eanna Burke (St Thomas)
8. Kevin McHugo (Tommy Larkins)
9. Dan Nevin (Cappataggle)
10. Eamonn Brannigan (Rahoon-Newcastle)
11. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
12. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)
13. Brian Molloy (Kilnadeema-Leitrim)
14. Ronan O’Meara (Portumna)
15. Jason Flynn (Tommy Larkins)


All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Tipperary 2-17 Dublin 1-15

Tipperary defeated Dublin by 2-17 to 1-15 in the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 16th at Croke Park.

Minor: Tipperary finish well to sink Dublin


By Paul Keane at Croke Park for GAA.ie

Munster champions Tipperary finished strong at Croke Park, eventually shaking off a determined Dublin side to claim their place alongside Galway in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling final. Liam Cahill’s side were tied with the beaten Leinster finalists after 50 minutes but blasted six points in a row to give themselves some breathing room by full-time.

Lyndon Fairbrother led the scoring with seven points in total for the Premier County and four of those came in that late six-point spree when the game hung in the balance. It was tough on a Dublin side that fought gamely throughout and an influential performer in Matthew Oliver who contributed 10 points across the hour.

Dublin were seeking to return to a first final since 2012 when they lost heavily to, ironically, Tipperary. That was also Tipp’s last final appearance though they came into this contest as favourites to return to the decider following their Munster success. Dublin lost to Kilkenny by two points in the Leinster final but felt they let victory slip away and turned over Antrim with ease in the quarter-finals. Boss Johnny McGuirk spoke of unfinished business after that contest and they came to Croke Park armed with both power and purpose.

With 10 minutes on the clock, Tipperary looked all set to build on their favourites tag as they strolled into a 1-3 to 0-1 lead. Free-taker Fairbrother got them off the mark with two points though it was David Gleeson’s 10th minute goal that put them well in the clear.
Dublin showed impressive resolve to haul themselves back into the game with four points in a row, three from their placed ball expert Oliver.

The sides then traded goals in a four-minute spell as the game hotted up noticeably. Tommy Nolan got Tipp’s second after being well fed by Cian Darcy before Fergal Whitely stroked home a Dublin goal with a powerful strike from the turf. Dublin enjoyed real form in the closing stages of the half and two more Oliver points saw them tie it up at half-time, 1-9 to 2-6. Dublin nudged two clear early in the second-half as they hit their fourth and fifth points without reply.

But Tipp were quickly back on level terms in an open and entertaining encounter and the sides would share parity on several occasions in the third quarter. Ciaran Dowling was excellent for Dublin and blasted a couple of beautiful points from the right wing. Tipp found scores slightly easier to come by as the game neared its conclusion though and hit a crucial six in a row of points between the 48th and 58th minutes, a decisive burst as they claimed a five-point win.
Scorers for Tipperary: Lyndon Fairbrother 0-7 (5f), Tommy Nolan 1-3, David Gleeson 1-0, Ruadhan Mulrooney 0-2, Cian Darcy 0-1, Daragh Carey 0-1, Garry Ryan 0-1, Alan Tynan 0-1, Shane Neville 0-1

Scorers for Dublin: Matthew Oliver 0-10 (7f, 1 ’65’), Ciaran Dowling 0-4, Fergal Whitely 1-0, Alex Considine 0-1.

TIPPERARY: Padraig Hayes; Enda Heffernan, Emmet Moloney, James Quigley; Kevin Hassett, Brian McGrath, Darragh Peters; Daragh Carey, Liam McCutcheon; Garry Ryan, Alan Tynan, Cian Darcy; Tommy Nolan, David Gleeson, Lyndon Fairbrother. Subs: Ruadhan Mulrooney for McCutcheon (25), Jack Skehan for Darcy (47), Michael Connors for Gleeson (47), Shane Neville for Ryan (61).

DUBLIN: Eoin Skelly; Cian Hendricken, Darragh Butler, Conor Ryan; Daire Gray, Paddy Smyth, Eoin Foley; Matthew Oliver, Carl Sammon; Ciaran Dowling, Mark Maguire, Eoghan Conroy; Alex Considine, Fergal Whitely, Eoghan Dunne. Subs: Cian O’Sullivan for Dunne (40), G King for Whitely (43), Donnacha Ryan for Gray (45), Conor Burke for O’Sullivan (59), Sean Hickey for Sammon (60).

Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow)

Fixture Details

16.08.2015 (Sun)
Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 14:00
Áth Cliath v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Ceatharlach)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

The Tipperary team to play Dublin in next Sunday’s Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final in Croke Park at 2pm has been announced. Manager Liam Cahill has confirmed the same starting XV that won the Munster Championship on July 12th last with the team lining out as follows;

1. Padraic Hayes – Ballingarry
2. Enda Heffernan – Clonoulty Rossmore
3. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch
4. James Quigley – Kildangan
5. Kevin Hassett – Drom & Inch
6. Brian McGrath – Loughmore Castleiney
7. Darragh Peters – Kilruane MacDonaghs (Capt.)
8. Darragh Carey – Templederry Kenyons
9. Liam McCutcheon – Templederry Kenyons
10. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
11. Garry Ryan – Borrisokane
12. Alan Tynan – Roscrea
13. Thomas Nolan – Drom & Inch
14. David Gleeson – Ballinahinch
15. Lyndon Fairbrother – JK Brackens

All-Ireland Senior Hurling S-Final – Galway 0-26 Tipperary 3-16

Galway defeated Tipperary by 0-26 to 3-16 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 16th at Croke Park.

Galway edge out Tipperary in epic semi-final

Tipperary 3-16 Galway 0-26

Report from RTE.ie

Shane Moloney crowned an incredible debut for Galway with an injury-time match winning point as the Tribesmen returned to the All-Ireland hurling final in quite incredible fashion.

The substitute was only on the field a matter of moments when he was wonderfully picked out by a long Joe Canning pass and split the posts for the game breaking score. The strike brought to an end a remarkable game that saw Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan finish with 3-9 on his own.

Tipp also brought on Noel McGrath for his first action since April following testicular cancer surgery and the talented attacker contributed an important point. But Maloney was the man on everyone’s lips in the 58,495 strong crowd as he punched the air in delight after setting up a September 6 final showdown with Kilkenny. That’ll be a repeat of the 2012 finals and also of this year’s Leinster decider which the Cats won with a workmanlike display.

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham did insist after that provincial final loss that his team would meet Kilkenny again in the final and he’s proven to be as good as his word. Galway are still searching for a MacCarthy Cup breakthrough though and will be praying that this isn’t the height of their achievement this season as they chase a first title since 1988.

They got off to a terrible start when Callanan sniped 1-1 inside the opening four minutes to leave Tipp purring in front of the appreciative crowd. Callanan buzzed with intent throughout the half and finished it with 1-5 though Galway regrouped after that slow start and actually moved clear by the break.

Canning helped himself to a half dozen first-half points while Cathal Mannion, David Burke and rising star Conor Whelan found the target too to move the westerners 0-13 to 1-9 up at the break.

It was impossible to say who would prevail though due to the sheer quality of the ebb and flow contest. Canning added another piece of genius to proceedings early in the second-half with a point from a side line cut. It appeared goals would prove Tipp’s battering ram to success though. Callanan got a second in the 40th minute and added a third 13 minutes later with a clever low finish beneath the goalkeeper.

That put Tipp two clear but Galway responded with four points in a row from Canning, 2, Whelan and Jason Flynn. It summed up a tit-for-tat thrilling tie. Tipp will ultimately rue a penalty effort from Callanan that was tipped over while sub Lar Corbett drew another great save from Colm Callanan.

It looked like parity might be the winner late on as the sides went deep into injury-time without anyone taking the lead. But right at the death Canning found Maloney with a great diagonal pass, leaving the debutant to slip away from Cathal Barrett and fire the winner.

Galway: C Callanan; J Hanbury, P Mannion, J Coen; Daithi Burke, I Tannian, A Harte; A Smith (0-01), David Burke (0-02); J Flynn (0-05, 0-01f), C Donnellan, J Glynn; C Whelan (0-02), J Canning (0-10, 0-06f, 0-01 65, 0-1 s/l), C Mannion (0-05)
Subs: J Cooney for C Donnellan (53), D Collins for Smith (64), G Lally for Harte (65), S Maloney (0-01) for Cooney (69), P Brehony for Hanbury (70).

Tipperary: D Gleeson; C Barrett, J Barry, C O’Brien; R Maher, Padraic Maher, K Bergin; J Woodlock, S McGrath; J Forde (0-01), B Maher (0-01), Patrick Maher (0-01); N O’Meara, S Callanan (3-09, 0-03f, 0-1 65, 0-1 pen), J O’Dwyer (0-02).
Subs: Shane Bourke for Forde (h/t), Lar Corbett for McGrath (56), N McGrath (0-01) for Bourke (62), C O’Mahony (0-01) for Woodlock (63), M Breen for R Maher (72)

Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Fixture Details

16.08.2015 (Sun)
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 16:00
Gaillimh v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Barry Kelly (An Iarmhí)

Team News

The Tipperary team to play Galway in next Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final at 4pm in Croke Park has been announced by manager Eamon O’Shea. It shows 1 change to the starting XV that lined out in the recent Munster Championship Final with Conor O’Brien coming in at left corner back.

The full team is as follows;
1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch Drombane
4. Conor O’Brien – Éire Óg Annacarty
5. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
6. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule
8. James Woodlock – Drom & Inch
9. Shane McGrath – Ballinahinch
10. Jason Forde – Silvermines
11. Brendan Maher Capt. – Borris Ileigh
12. Patrick Maher – Lorrha Dorrha
13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule
14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch
15. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs


1. Colm Callanan
2. Johnny Coen
3. John Hanbury
4. Padraig Mannion
5. Aidan Harte
6. Iarla Tannian
7. Daithi Burke
8. Andrew Smith
9. David Burke
10. Conor Whelan
11. Cyril Donnellan
12. Jonathan Glynn
13. Jason Flynn
14. Joe Canning
15. Cathal Mannion

Ticket Information

Hogan Stand (No Concession) – €40
Cusack Stand – €40
Hill 16 – €25

Family Tickets are available for Cusack and Davin Stands
Adults – €40 Juveniles – €5
Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack Stand Only):-

Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €10 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D)

Wheelchair Tickets:-
Wheelchair Ticket and the Assistant’s ticket is €40

Groups Passes are provided for;
• Juveniles Groups U-16 €3 each (you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles).. any additional adults pay full price for their tickets.
• Adult Groups @ €10 per person in the Davin Stand with max of 50 per club and the application form must be submitted through the club secretary email address to tickets@gaa.ie

Forms for adult and juvenile groups can be downloaded from http://www.gaa.ie/tickets-and-merchandise/tickets/gaa-club-offers/


Kilkenny are through to the GAA hurling All-Ireland senior final for the 14th time in 17 seasons and now all attention turns to the second semi-final where Galway take on Tipperary in Croke Park next Sunday (4.0). It will be preceded at 2.0 by the minor semi-final between Dublin and Tipperary and at 12.0 by the minor semi-final replay between Galway and Kilkenny. Galway are back in the senior semi-final for the first time since 2012 while Tipperary are making their seventh appearance in eight years, missing out in 2013 only.


Galway 1-17 Dublin 0-20 (Leinster quarter-final)
Galway 5-19 Dublin 1-18 (Leinster quarter-final) Replay
Galway 3-28 Laois 1-14 (Leinster semi-final)
Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 2-15 (Leinster final)
Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

Joe Canning………… 4-37 (0-22 frees, 0-3 ‘65s, 1 sideline)
Cathal Mannion……..3-15
Jason Flynn…………..1-14 (0-7frees)
Cyril Donnellan…….. 0-9
Jonathon Glynn……….1-3
Conor Whelan………..1-2
Davy Glennon………. 1-2
Andy Smith ………….0-5
Aidan Harte………… 0-5
David Burke………….0-5
Joseph Cooney………1-1
Johnny Coen……….. .1-0
Niall Healy…………….0-3
Padraig Brehony……..0-2
Padraig Mannion……..0-2
John Hanbury………….0-1
Fergal Moore ………….0-1

Tipperary 4-23 Limerick 1-16 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16 (Munster final)

Seamus Callanan……………2-11 (0-6 frees, 0-3 ‘65s’)
John O’Dwyer………………0-12 0-2 frees, (0-1 ‘65’)
Jason Forde………………….1-5
Patrick Maher………………0-5
Michael Breen…………….1-1
Niall O’Meara……………..0-4
Shane Bourke……………..0-2
Shane McGrath…………..0-2
James Woodlock…………0-1
Lar Corbett…………………0-1

*This will be the first time since 1993 that Galway and Tipperary have met in the All-Ireland semi-final. They have had six championship clashes since then in All-Ireland quarter-finals (3), All-Ireland final (1) and qualifiers (2).

*Galway and Tipperary met in this year’s Allianz League in Thurles on February 22 when Tipperary won by 2-18 to 0-20 after leading by 0-14 to 0-11 at half-time.

*If Tipperary win on Sunday, they will set up a fifth All-Ireland final clash with Kilkenny in seven seasons.

*The last two championship games involving Galway and Tipperary in 2010 and 2014 produced a total of 13-71.

*This will be Galway’s sixth game in this year’s championship while Tipperary are facing their third.

*Galway have scored an average of 3-21 in their five games so far; Tipperary averaged 2-22 in their two games.

Tipperary have won three of the last four championship clashes with Galway, with the westerners’ only win coming in 2005 when they edged to victory in the All-Ireland quarter-final).
2014: Tipperary 3-25 Galway 4-13 (All-Ireland qualifier)
2010: Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2005: Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2003: Tipperary 1-18 Galway 1-17 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2001: Tipperary 2-18 Galway 2-15 (All-Ireland final)
2000: Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
1993: Galway 1-16 Tipperary 1-14 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1991: Tipperary 3-13 Galway 1-9 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1989: Tipperary 1-17 Galway 2-11 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1988: Galway 1-15 Tipperary 0-14 (All-Ireland final)
Tipperary 6 Galway 4

2012: Galway 0-22 Cork 0-17
2005: Galway 5-18 Kilkenny 4-18
2001: Galway 2-15 Kilkenny 1-13
1996: Wexford 2-13 Galway 3-7
1995: Clare 3-12 Galway 1-13

2014: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11
2012: Kilkenny 4-24 Tipperary 1-15
2011: Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-18
2010: Tipperary 3-19 Waterford 1-18
2009: Tipperary 6-19 Limerick 2-7

Tipperary 3-25 Galway 4-13 (2014 All-Ireland qualifiers, Semple Stadium)
A crowd of 17,220 saw Galway surge into a 4-12 to 1-15 lead after 50 minutes before a Tipperary revival blitzed their rivals 2-10 to 0-1 over the closing 20 minutes.

Tipperary: Darren Gleeson; Paddy Stapleton, Padraic Maher, Michael Cahill; Brendan Maher, James Barry, Cathal Barrett; Ronan Maher, James Woodlock (0-1); Gearoid Ryan, Patrick Maher (0-1), Noel McGrath (0-5); John O’Dwyer (0-6), Seamus Callanan (3-8, 0-7 frees), Lar Corbett (0-2).
Subs: Kieran Bergin (0-1) for Ronan Maher; Shane McGrath (0-1) for Ryan; John O’Brien for Corbett.

Galway: Colm Callanan; Fergal Moore, Ronan Burke, David Collins; Iarla Tannian, Daithi Burke, Johnny Coen; Andy Smith, Padraig Brehony (0-1); David Burke (1-0), Joe Canning (0-5, 0-1 line ball), Cathal Mannion (0-2); Jason Flynn (1-0), Conor Cooney (0-4, 0-4 frees), Jonathon Glynn (2-0).
Subs: Davy Glennon (0-1) for David Burke; Joseph Cooney for Brehony; Aidan Harte for Smith; Niall Burke for Tannian; Damien Hayes for Mannion.

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final – Cork 4-10 Kilkenny 1-10

Cork defeated Kilkenny by 4-10 to 1-10 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 16th at Walsh Park Waterford.

Cork 4-10 Kilkenny 1-10

Two goals in the space of a minute in the third quarter mean that Cork remain on target for a second consecutive Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie title after a stirring response to a dreadful start.

Despite being champions, the Leesiders were definitely the underdogs as a result of the huge turnover of players in the past 12 months and only emerging from their group in third position. By contrast, Kilkenny had blitzed everyone in their way in securing direct qualification to the semi-final and looked likely like they might do the same to Cork as they thundered into a 1-6 to 0-2 lead mid-way through the first half.

Remarkably though, the Stripey Women only managed another four points while it was Cork that went goal crazy, registering four goals and eight points to set up a final date with Galway. This will be a repeat of the League final, which the Tribeswomen won by three points.
Orla Cotter got the opening score for Cork but when Michelle Quilty struck for a Kilkenny goal in the third minute, it marked a period of domination that propelled the Noresiders to a commanding lead.

Katie Power and Denise Gaule shot a couple of points each as Kilkenny moved inexorably clear but Cork’s blend of youth and experience began to prosper, as Amy O’Connor slotted a pair of points before Cotter’s free found the net off the stick of Emma Kavanagh. Another Cotter point and Cork were in the lead at half time, 1-7 to 1-6.

Gaule and Miriam Walsh put Kilkenny back in front but Katrina Mackey levelled and then struck a massive blow when finding the net. When Cotter goaled from the next attack the Rebels were suddenly five points ahead. When O’Connor shook the rigging five minutes later, Kilkenny’s goose was cooked and with Pamela Mackey in player-of-the-match form in the Cork defence, they never looked like bagging the goals they needed to get back into the game.

Scorers –
Cork: O Cotter 2-3; A O’Connor 1-2; K Mackey 1-1; J White, B Corkery 0-2 each
Kilkenny: D Gaule 0-4; M Quilty 1-1; K Power 0-2; C Phelan, M Walsh, A Dalton 0-1 each

Cork: A Murray, P Mackey, L Treacy, L O’Sullivan, R Buckley, G O’Connor, M Cahalane, J White, A Thompson, O Cotter, O Cronin, H Looney, B Corkery, A O’Connor, K Mackey

Kilkenny: E Flanagan, S Quirke, E Keane, C Foley, C Phelan, C Dormer, D Tobin, A Gannon, A Dalton, D Gaule, M Walsh, A Connery, A Farrell, K Power, M Quilty. Sub: J Frisby for Foley,

Referee: R Kelly (Kildare)

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-22 Down 3-9

Kerry defeated Down by 2-22 to 3-9 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 15th at Newbridge.

Buckley a shining star in Kerry’s stroll to decider

All Ireland MH ‘B’ semi-finals: Kerry 2-22 Down 3-9

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Kerry qualified for the final as they came from behind to score an impressive 10-point win over a resolute Down side, in this semi-final, played in Newbridge on Saturday. Down were quicker out of the traps than Kerry, as they raced 1-1 to 0-1 clear by the end of the opening quarter, thanks to a 14th-minute goal from Daithi Sands.

Once a John Buckley ’65, deceived the Down ‘keeper and ended up in the net, in the 19th minute, and a minute later, Buckley gave Kerry the lead with a long-range point, Down never looked threatening. The Lixnaw duo of Shane Conway and Buckley tormented Down, as Conway drilled home a penalty on the stroke of half-time, to give Kerry a 2-8 to 1-6 lead.
Kerry drove on in the second half, with Buckley adding 0-7 from frees and play.

Rhys Ward got a last-minute goal for Down, but Kerry deservedly reached another All-Ireland Final when they will meet Roscommon on September 5.

Kerry: J Buckley 1-7 ( 1-0 ’65, 0-1 free), S Conway 1-7 ( 1-0 pen, 0-4 frees), F Mackessy 0-3, E Leen and K O’Regan 0-2 each, T O Connor 0-1.
Down: C Coulter 0-7 (0-6 frees, 0-1 ’65), D Sands 1-1, P Loughrane and R Ward 1-0, R Beattie 0-1.

KERRY – R Silles, B Lyons, M Leane, G Stackpoole, E Ross, J Diggins, R Collins, J Buckley, T O’Connor, S Conway, J McKenna, D Egan, E Leen, F Mackessy, C Sheehy. Subs: K O’Regan for C Sheehy (40), C Browne for D Egan (46), C Breen for E Leen (48), J Lenihan for T O’Connor (48), L Mullins for B Lyons (55).

DOWN – H Flynn, M Mee, C Monan, D Og Rooney, O Duggan, L Savage, E Coulter, J Doran, P Loughrane, A Doran, J Murphy, C Coulter, D McCartney, R Beattie, D Sands. Subs: L Courtney for P Loughrane (45), R Ward for A Doran (54).

REF – J Heffernan (Wexford)

Fixture Details

15.08.2015 (Sat)
Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship Semi Final
Newbridge 14:00
An Dún v Ciarraí
Referee: TBC
(E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

The Kerry Minor Hurling Team to play Down in the Semi Final of the All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship in Newbridge at 2pm on Saturday is the same as the team that defeated Kildare at the same venue two weeks ago.

The team contains six of the side who started in the defeat of Meath in last year’s final – Billy Lyons, Michael Leane, Jason Diggins, Robert Collins, John Buckley, and Fionán Mackessy.

The team, captained by Lixnaw’s John Buckley is as follows:

1 David Silles Lixnaw
2 Billy Lyons Causeway
3 Micheal Leane Ballyheigue
4 Gerard Stackpoole Lixnaw
5 Eoin Ross Ballyduff
6 Jason Diggins Causeway
7 Robert Collins Kilmoyley
8 John Buckley Lixnaw (Capt)
9 Thomas O’Connor Crotta O’Neills
10 Shane Conway Lixnaw
11 Jeremy McKenna Lixnaw
12 David Egan Abbeydorney
13 Eric Leen St Brendans
14 Fionán Mackessy St Brendans
15 Colin Sheehy Lixnaw
Fir Ionaid:
16 Robert Silles Lixnaw
17 Colin Browne Crotta O’Neills
18 Kieran O’Regan Kilmoyley
19 Liam Mullins Lixnaw
20 Brian O’Riordan Ballyheigue
21 Jack Lenihan Dr Crokes
22 Ciarán Breen Tralee Parnells
23 Ronan Donovan Abbeydorney
24 Aaron Tompson St Brendans
25 Jason Keane Lixnaw
26 Tom Foley Lixnaw
27 Brandon Barrett Causeway
28 John Mark Foley Kilgarvan
29 Jack Goulding Ballyduff

TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final – Cork 1-12 Galway 1-10

Cork defeated Galway by 1-12 to 1-10 in the TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship Quarter Final on Saturday August 15th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final

Cork 1-12 Galway 1-10

By Jackie Cahill at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick

EAMONN Ryan’s Cork remain on course for a tenth TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football crown in eleven seasons. The Rebelettes held off a spirited second half fightback from Galway at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick to secure a place in the semi-finals against Kerry on August 29, a clash that will be a repeat of last month’s Munster final.

Cork were seven points up at half-time against Galway in Saturday’s quarter-final, 1-6 to 0-2, but the Westerners fought back to within a point twice in the second half. But the Tribeswomen couldn’t get close enough to the champions, suffering another big-game defeat against their opponents after Cork won the Tesco National League Division 1 final replay between the counties in May.

Cork could have had a couple of second half goals too but Áine O’Sullivan rolled an effort just wide before the Beara forward, who scored 3-5 against Meath on her championship debut, saw another effort brilliantly saved by Tina Hughes. Despite the best efforts of Geraldine Conneally and Roisín Leonard, Galway couldn’t reel in the Leesiders, who kept their heads against the breeze in the second half to keep their Brendan Martin Cup hopes alive.

And after Munster champions Kerry secured their passage to the semi-finals earlier in the evening, the scene is now set for Cork to potentially gain revenge for their provincial final defeat against the Kingdom. At half-time, Cork had looked well on course for a comfortable victory over Galway.

They netted with just 20 seconds on the clock as leading scorer Ciara O’Sullivan finished a flowing move for the opening score of the game. At the break, Cork were seven points clear as Galway were held to just two first half points, scored by Aoibheann Daly and Patricia Gleeson.

Both of Galway’s scoring forwards were later substituted and as Ryan emptied the bench in the second half, Cork withdrew five of their six starting forwards, including free-taker Valerie Mulcahy. Conneally’s goal five minutes into the second half provided Galway with some renewed hope but Cork used their bench well to keep their opponents at bay, with All-Ireland minor winner Eimear Scally and Doireann O’Sullivan both contributing points after coming on.

Cork’s leaders came to the fore at crucial times as dual star Briege Corkery roared forward for a point after Galway got to within one. Similarly, when Galway responded to Corkery’s score, Ciara O’Sullivan hit back to keep some breathing space between the sides. Down the home straight, Cork had the wherewithal to ensure progress to a fifth straight All-Ireland semi-final. And after claiming the last four titles, the Rebelettes have the scent of five-in-a-row in their nostrils as they march forward.

Scorers for Cork: C O’Sullivan 1-3, V Mulcahy 0-4 (3f), D O’Reilly, B Corkery, A Hutchings, E Scally (f) & D O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Galway: G Conneally 1-1, R Leonard 0-3, T Leonard 0-2f, N Ward, A Daly, O Divilly & P Gleeson 0-1 each.

CORK: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, B Stack, A Barrett; V Foley, D O’Reilly, G O’Flynn; R Buckley, B Corkery; C O’Sullivan, A Hutchings, A Walsh; V Mulcahy, Á O’Sullivan, R Ní Bhuachalla.
Subs: E Scally for Mulcahy (41), D O’Sullivan for Walsh (46), O Farmer for Hutchings (49), O Finn for Ní Bhuachalla (56), E Farmer for Á O’Sullivan (60+2).

GALWAY: T Hughes; M Coyne, E Flaherty, Á Seoighe; S Gormelly, N Ward, S Burke; M Hoey, G Conneally; A Daly, L Ward, O Divilly; R Leonard, P Gleeson, T Leonard.
Subs: A Clarke for Gleeson (30+1), B Hannon for Daly (h.t.), C Cormican for Hoey (55).

Referee: G Corrigan (Down)