Allianz Football League Division 4 – Wicklow 0-13 Waterford 1-8

Wicklow defeated Waterford by 0-13 to 1-8 in Allianz Football League Division 4 on Sunday January 31st at Aughrim.

Fixture Details

31.01.2016 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 4 Round 1
County Grounds, Aughrim 14:00
Cill Mhantáin v Port Láirge
Referee: Sean Lonergan (Tiobraid Árann)

Team News

WATERFORD (FL v Wicklow): S Enright (Ballinacourty); T Ó hUallacháin (An Rinn), T O’Gorman (The Nire), J McGrath (The Nire); D Allen (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg), S Prendergast (Kilrossanty), R Ó Ceallaigh (An Rinn); C Prunty (Ballinacourt), T Prendergast (Kilrossanty); M O’Gorman (The Nire), D Breathnach (An Rinn), M O’Halloran (Ballinacourty); G Crotty (Dungarvan), JJ Hutchinson (Gaultier), P Whyte (Kilrossanty).

AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final – Milford (Cork) 1-9 Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) 1-8

Milford (Cork) defeated Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) by 1-9 to 1-8 in the AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday January 31st at Carriagnore, WIT.

AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final

Milford (Cork) 1-9 Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) 1-8

By Daragh Ó Conchúir

Oulart-The Ballagh’s dreams of a unique AIB All-Ireland club double were dashed at Carriganore in Waterford, after Milford narrowly beat them by 1-9 to 1-8 in their senior camogie semi-final.

The 2013-2014 champions were pushed all the way by the titleholders, whose hurlers also won the Leinster championship at the end of last year. Milford will now play 2011 champions Killimor, after the Galwegians accounted for Loughgiel Shamrocks at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones by 2-7 to 1-5.

Milford always held the upper hand in their heavyweight match-up involving the winners of the last four AIB All-Ireland senior camogie finals. Emer Watson slotted to placed balls for the Cork unit and though Ursula Jacob responded in kind, a Laura Stack goal, followed by another couple of points put the winners in s a strong position. Jacob kept her side in touch though and they trailed by just 1-4 to 0-6 at the break.

Watson and Deirdre Reilly helped open up a four-point gap as the second half progressed and that was to prove significant, as it rendered the late goal from Úna Leacy – playing her first game since having a cruciate knee ligament injury operated on last July – of consolation value only.

Fixture Details

Sunday 31st January 2016
Milford v Oulart The Ballagh
Referee: Karl O Brien
Carriganore, WIT 14:30

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Cork 1-18 Mayo 0-12

Cork defeated Mayo by 1-18 to 0-12 in Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday January 31st at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Fixture Details

31.01.2016 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 1
Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork 14:00
Corcaigh v Maigh Eo
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

Team News

CORK (SF v Mayo): K O’Halloran (Bishopstown); C O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), E Cadogan (Douglas), J O’Sullivan (Bishopstown); Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), B O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), J Loughrey (Mallow); I Maguire (St Finbarr’s), Mark Collins (Castlehaven); A O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), P Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), L Connolly (Nemo Rangers); D Goulding (Éire Óg), P Kelleher (Kilmichael), B Hurley (Castlehaven).
Subs: M Martin (Nemo Rangers), K Histon (Cobh), Mark Collins (O’Donovan Rossa), B Daly (Newmarket), K O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), S Kiely (Ballincollig), R Deane (Bantry Blues), D Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa), S Hickey (Rockchapel), D Mac Eoin (Ilen Rovers), C O’Neill (Ballyclough)

MAYO (FL v Cork): R Hennelly (Breaffy); B Harrison (Aghamore), G Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), S McHale (Knockmore); L Keegan (Westport), C Crowe (Garrymore), S Nally (Garrymore); T Parsons (Charlestown), J Gibbons (Ballintubber); K McLoughlin (Knockmore), A O’Shea (Breaffy), D O’Connor (Ballintubber); E Regan (Ballina Stephenites), D Vaughan (Ballinrobe), J Doherty (Burrishoole).

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Clare 1-11 Sligo 0-7

Clare defeated Sligo 1-11 to 0-7 in Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday January 31st at Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown Malbay.

Fixture Details

Sunday January 31st
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Round 1
Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown Malbay 14:00
An Clár v Sligeach
Referee: James Bermingham (Corcaigh)

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Limerick 1-12 Tipperary 2-9

Limerick drew with Tipperary in Round 1 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday January 31st at Kilmallock – Limerick 1-12 Tipperary 2-9.

Tipperary and Limerick bosses slam football’s ‘B’ plan

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick 1-12 Tipperary 2-9: Stalemate in Kilmallock yesterday and agreement from respective managers Liam Kearns and John Brudair that removing Division 4 teams from the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers in 2017 would be a retrograde step.

Two counties who could end up scrapping for Division 3 survival locked horns yesterday knowing that every point in a competitive division could prove crucial if the controversial GAA proposal is voted in at Annual Congress.

Limerick and Tipp need to remain in the third tier this year to avoid dropping into the Division 4 backwaters — and potentially the prospect of a B championship.

Kearns, the new Tipp supremo who enjoyed a successful spell with Limerick, insisted: “I don’t agree with a B championship and I don’t think there will be a B championship. I don’t think there should be a B championship with only Division 4 teams playing each other. To dilute it to a B championship for Division 4 teams is wrong.” Limerick manager John Brudair was in full agreement, stating: “It’s not nice, I’m sure there are better ways.

“It’s kind of saying, ‘we’ll work away with 24 teams and leave the other eight work away.’ We know the rules there and we have to make sure we’re not in that position come the end of the year.”

On the balance of play yesterday, both men will have been happy with an opening day point. Tipp should have been further ahead than four points at half-time, 1-6 to 0-5, but needed a late goal from Josh Keane to haul them back into contention.

Former minor star Keane, excellent and hard working throughout, netted in the 68th minute to complete a flowing move. Conor Sweeney’s free handed Tipp the lead but there was still time for Limerick talisman Ian Ryan to kick his ninth score of the game, and his eighth free, to level matters in stoppage time.

Honours even and Kearns wasn’t quite sure if it was a point gained or lost. “Hard to call, isn’t it? Going by the first half, it was a point lost but with seven or eight minutes to go, a point gained. We went in four points up but it should have been eight or nine. The wind got stronger, they started to run at us and put us under a fair bit of pressure and got some good points going down the stretch.”

Four of Limerick’s first-half points were Ryan frees, the other a Stephen Cahill effort from play before he was black-carded. Peter Acheson struck for Tipp’s goal and it was no more than the Premier County deserved as their gameplan worked a treat, defending in numbers and breaking quickly. But the game turned Limerick’s way in the second half and sub Peter Nash handed them the lead for the first time with eight minutes remaining.

Gearoid Hegarty took advantage of an error from the otherwise excellent Colm O’Shaughnessy to fist an effort that, if it had dropped into the net, would not have counted. But as the ball bounced back into play, Nash pounced from close range. Conor Sweeney’s free kept Tipp right in there but points from Ryan and Seanie Buckley had Limerick 1-11 to 1-8 clear with just minutes left. Keane took a pass from Jimmy Feehan to slot home an equalising goal before the teams traded late points.

Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-9 (8f), P Nash 1-0, S Buckley 0-2, S Cahill 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Acheson 1-1, C Sweeney 0-4 (2f), J Keane 1-0, P Austin (1f) & A Maloney 0-2 each.

LIMERICK: B Scanlon; J McCarthy, P Browne, S Cahill; S O’Dea, B Fanning, I Corbett; G Hegarty, D Tracey; D Neville, P Ranahan, S Buckley; S McSweeney, S Kelly, I Ryan.
Subs: M O’Donovan for Cahill, P Nash for McSweeney (25), D O’Sullivan for Scanlon (h.t.), T Lee for Kelly (49), J Naughton for Tracey (62).

TIPPERARY: C Kenrick; C McDonald, A Campbell, C O’Shaughnessy; J Feehan, R Kiely, J O’Callaghan; A Maloney, M Dunne; B Fox, P Acheson, J Keane; N O’Donovan, C Sweeney, P Austin.
Subs: K O’Halloran for O’Callaghan (46), B Hewitt for Maloney (61), D Butler for O’Donovan (68), D Leahy for Dunne (70+2).

Referee: B Cawley (Kildare)

Fixture Details
Sunday January 31st
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Round 1
Kilmallock, Limerick 14:00
Luimneach v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Brendan Cawley (Cill Dara)

Team News

Tipperary (SF v Limerick) – Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan Kilcash); Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan), Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule), Ciaran McDonald (Aherlow); John O’Callaghan (Ballyporeen), Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers); Alan Maloney (Rockwell Rovers), Martin Dunne (Moyle Rovers); Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers – Captain), Brian Fox (Eire Óg Annacarty); Kevin O’Halloran (Portroe), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Philip Austin (Borrisokane)

Limerick team to play Tipperary – 1 Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffins), 2 Johnny McCarthy (St.Kierans), 3 Paudie Browne (Fr. Caseys), 4 Sean O Dea (Kilteely Dromkeen), 5 Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins), 6 Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest)(Captain), 7 Paul White (Rathkeale), 8 Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick’s), 9 Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), (10) Danny Neville (Ballysteen), (11) Cian Sheehan (Newcastlewest), (12) Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (13) Sean McSweeney (St Kierans), (14) Ian Ryan (St Senan’s) and (15) Peter Nash (Kildimo Pallaskenry).


AIB All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Semi Final – Cahir (Tipperary) 1-8 Tullaroan (Kilkenny) 1-5

Cahir (Tipperary) defeated Tullaroan (Kilkenny) by 1-8 to 1-5 in the AIB All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday January 31st at St Lachtains GAA, Freshford.

Fixture Details

Sunday 31st January 2016
AIB All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Semi Final
Tullaroan v Cahir
Referee: Cathal Egan
St Lachtains GAA, Freshford 14:00

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Dublin 2-14 Kerry 0-14

Dublin defeated Kerry by 2-14 to 0-14 in Allianz Football League Division 1 on Saturday January 30th at Croke Park.

Kerry pay for lack of goalscorers as Dublin win league opener

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dublin 2-14 Kerry 0-14

A tag team of Paddy Andrews and Dean Rock guided Dublin to a handsome fifth win in their last six league and championship meetings with Kerry. Watched by a 30,107 crowd in Croke Park, the defending Division 1 and All-Ireland champions were clinical with their goal chances in the second half after being denied in the first half, which had finished 0-7 apiece.

For the second time in over four months, Kerry were made to pay for showing little of a goal threat. Dublin eventually illustrated theirs: Paddy Andrews, who helped himself to 1-4, found the net first in the 42nd minute when a Diarmuid Connolly ball eluded Shane Enright and Andrews was free to strike at goal.

Connolly added a second from the penalty spot in the 51st minute after Brian Ó Beagloich, otherwise solid on his debut, footblocked James McCarthy. John Small and Jack McCaffrey hit the woodwork late on but it wasn’t as if either misses were going to prove costly. Rock added his fourth free and seventh point of the game as Shane Enright followed Donnchadh Walsh in being issued a black card.

Kerry were strongest in the second quarter but for so much of the first half it seemed they were hanging on Dublin’s coat-tails for dear life. The Kerry goal went a-begging on several occasions particularly in the 20th minute when Andrews’ shot was snuffed out by Brendan Kealy and then six minutes later when it was David Moran who came to the rescue to deny Rock.

Kerry had their own goal chances – Walsh’s effort easily saved after 11 minutes as was Barry John Keane’s attempt in the 18th minute, which was teed up by a Tommy Walsh fetch. Until Walsh, who had been prominent in midfield in the first quarter, moved to the edge of the square Kerry’s attack had no focal point.

A brace of Rock frees pushed Dublin into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead after 17 minutes, Kerry’s first score coming in the 11th minute via Stephen O’Brien. But what followed was a 12 minute period without a Dublin score as they failed to avail of the goal opportunities. Kerry availed of the respite and their deliberate attacking approach earned them two points in the space of three minutes. Another three without answer towards the end of the half saw them draw level before Tomás Brady and Moran exchanged points.

Scorers for Dublin: P Andrews (1-4); D Rock (0-7, 4 frees); D Connolly (1-0, pen); P Mannion, T Brady, C Costello (0-1 each)

Scorers for Kerry: BJ Keane (0-4, frees); D O’Sullivan (0-3); D Moran (0-2, 1 free); S O’Brien, J Buckley, D Walsh, T Walsh, B O’Sullivan (0-1 each)

DUBLIN: S Cluxton; J Cooper, M Fitzsimons, David Byrne (Naomh Olaf); Davy Byrne (Ballymun Kickhams), C O’Sullivan, J Small; J McCarthy, D Bastick; T Brady, C Kilkenny, D Connolly; P Mannion, D Rock, P Andrews.
Subs for Dublin: J McCaffrey for Davey Byrne (41); E Ó Conghaile for D Bastick (49); C Costello for T Brady (53); C Reddin for C Kilkenny (57); D Daly for C O’Sullivan (61); C O’Callaghan for P Mannionn (67).

KERRY: B Kealy; S Enright, M Griffin, B Ó Beaglaoich; P Murphy, F Fitzgerald, K Young; D Moran, T Walsh; P O’Connor, J Buckley, D Walsh; S O’Brien, D O’Sullivan, BJ Keane.
Subs for Kerry: P Kilkenny for M Griffin (41); J Lyne for Walsh (black, 46); B O’Sullivan for J Buckley, P O’Connor for F Fitzgerald (both 53); G O’Grady for BJ Keane (57); C Cox for T Walsh (65). Black card: S Enright (68, no replacement).

Referee: E Kinsella (Laois)

Fixture Details

30.01.2016 (Sat)
Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 1
Páirc an Chrócaigh* 19:00
Áth Cliath v Ciarraí
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)
*Double header with Áth Cliath v Loch Garman in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Final at 5pm.

Team News

KERRY (SF v Dublin): B Kealy (Kilcummin); B Ó Beaglaíoch (An Ghaeltacht), M Griffin (St Michael’s/Foilmore), S Enright (Tarbert); P Murphy (Rathmore), K Young (Renard), F Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes); D Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys), J Buckley (Dr Crokes); S O’Brien (Kenmare), D O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar), D Walsh (Cromane); BJ Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys), T Walsh (Kerins O’Rahillys), P O’Connor (Cordal). Subs: B Kelly (Legion), J Lyne (Legion), P O’Connor (Legion), P Kilkenny (Glenbeigh-Glencar), B O’Sullivan (Valentia), J O’Sullivan (Legion), G O’Grady (Glenbeigh-Glencar), P O’Sullivan (Valentia), M Mangan (Milltown-Castlemaine), T O’Sullivan (Dingle), C Cox (Listowel Emmets).

All-Ireland Scor na nOg Final

The 2015 / 2016 All-Ireland Scor na nOg Final will take place on Saturday January 30th 2016 at 3pm in the INEC Killarney.

Munster Under 18.5 C Football Quarter Final – Mitchelstown CBS 2-17 Patrician Academy Mallow 1-5

Mitchelstown CBS easily through to Munster semi final

Mitchelstown CBS 2-17 Patrician Academy Mallow 1-5

Report supplied by Paddy Ryan

Mitchelstown CBS were comprehensive winners over Patrician Academy Mallow in the Munster Under 18.5 C FC quarter final at the Academy School Grounds on Friday.

From the start the winners aided by the cross wind gained supremacy. Their half backs were in total control with the Mallow side being unable to make any real attack in the first quarter. Good play in the first minute by Lorcan Finn, Ian Butler and George Pendle led to a fine Sean Walsh point. In the 4th minute CBS had their first goal – it came when Dylan Kent and Sean Walsh worked a very good movement for impressive Sean O’Sullivan who netted in off the post. Lorcan Finn with a good solo run placed Adrian English who pointed from a tight angle. Sean O’ Sullivan added a point in the 10th minute. Good play by Sean Walsh led to Cathal O’Mahony being put through, his effort at goal was well saved by Chris Taylor at the expense of a ’45. Eoin O’Mahony pointed the ’45. Further pressure saw Sean O’Sullivan cut through and place Adrian English for a fine point. Lorcan Finn punched a point and CBS were ahead 1-7 to 0-0 in the 15th minute when Sean Walsh and Colin English combined well for Sean O’Sullivan who had another point.

O’Sullivan added another with Eoin O’Mahony making it 1-9 to 0- 0 when kicking over another ’45. Dylan Kent cut through and placed Sean Walsh who pointed. Mark Keane won a good ball on the ’40’ and placed Cathal O’Mahony who made it 1-11 to 0- 0. Academy with limited supply battled on. They had their opening score a pointed free by Kevin Taylor. Good play for CBS out of defence by Killian Roche to George Pendle and Mark Keane led to a punched point by Cathal O’Mahony. The Mallow side moved Jack Twomey outfield. They had their 2nd point when Kevin Taylor and Enock Khalyile worked well for Jack Kearney who pointed. In the dying moments CBS replied when Killian Finn, Sean Walsh and Dylan Kent combined well for Sean O’Sullivan who goaled and gave his side an interval lead 2-12 to 0-2.

Jack Twomey had an early point for Mallow on the resumption. However CBS were quick to reply through Eoin O’Mahony (2 frees) and Mark Keane that made it 2 -15 to 0-3 after 12 minutes. Both sides introduced a number of substitutes. Kevin Taylor pointed a free for Academy entering the final quarter. Cathal O’Mahony and Sean Walsh replied with points completing CBS tally. In the closing moments Jack Kearney had a goal for Academy with Paul O’Sullivan with an injury time point completing the scoring. CBS now meet Lisdoonvarna in the semi final with Milltown and Castleisland competing in the second semi final.

Scorers for Mitchelstown CBS : Sean O’Sullivan 2-3, Eoin O’Mahony 0-4 (0-2f. 0-2 ’45s) Cathal O’Mahony 0-3 (0-1f) Sean Walsh 0-3, Adrian English 0-2, Mark Keane 0-1, Lorcan Finn 0-1.

Patrician Academy : Jack Kearney 1-1, Kevin Taylor 0-2 (0-1f) Paul O’Sullivan 0-1, Jack Twomey 0-1.

MITCHELSTOWN CBS : Cathal O’Sullivan (Mitchelstown) Eoin Gallahue Galtee Gaels) Jack Coughlan (Glanworth) Killian Roche (Mitchelstown) Ian Butler (Kildorrery) Lorcan Finn (Mitchelstown) Dylan Kent (Kildorrery) Colin English (Fr. Sheehy’s) Sean Walsh (Mitchelstown) Eoin O’Mahony (Ballylanders) Sean O’Sullivan (Mitchelstown) George Pendle (do) Cathal O’Mahony (do) Mark Keane (do) Adrian English (Ballyporeen)
Subs: Tadhg Finn (Mitchelstown) for Mark Keane, Padraigh O Gorman (do) for Adrian English, Padraigh McGrath (Galtee Gaels) for Cathal O’Mahony, James Conway (Fr Sheehy’s) for Colin English, P. J Keating (Kildorrery) for Dylan Kent.

PATRICIAN ACADEMY : Chris Taylor (Mallow) Eamon Doherty (Clyda Rovers) Jack Sheehan (Mallow) Mark O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers) Eoin Murphy (Mallow), Pat O’Callaghan (Kilshannig) Jack Kearney (do) Paul O’Sullivan (Killavullen) Darragh Moynihan (Mallow) Darren O’Sullivan (Kilshannig) Colin Kelly (Clyda Rovers) Enock Khalyile (Mallow) Kevin Taylor (do) Jack Twomey (Kilshannig) Darragh Cronin (do)
Subs: Billy O’Malley (Clyda Rovers) for Eamon Doherty, Matthew McEntee (do) for Mark O’Sullivan, William Cronin (do) Darragh Cronin

2016 Munster GAA Convention

The 2016 Munster GAA Annual Convention took place on Friday January 29th at the Rochestown Park Hotel in County Cork.

Outgoing Chairman Robert Frost (Clare) stepped down following the completion of his 3 year term and was succeeded by Jerry O’Sullivan (Cork). Liam Lenihan (Limerick) was elected as the new Munster Vice-Chairman.


Munster GAA Officers for 2016
Back row (left to right) – Frank Murphy (President, Cork), Kieran Leddy (Operations Manager, Cork), Simon Moroney (CEO, Clare)
Front row (left to right) – Anthony Walsh (Treasurer, Waterford), Jerry O’Sullivan (Chairman, Cork), Liam Lenihan (Vice-Chairman, Limerick), Ger Ryan (PRO, Tipperary)

Click to view photos from Convention

2015 Munster GAA Convention Booklet – PDF Format

Click to view the 2015 Munster GAA Secretary’s Report by CEO Simon Moroney – PDF format

Click to view the Munster GAA Financial Statements for 2015 – PDF Format

Click to view the Nominations and Motions for consideration at Munster GAA Convention – PDF Format

Munster GAA Chairmen – 1901 to 2016