Allianz Football League Division 4 – Leitrim 0-15 Waterford 0-10

Leitrim defeated Waterford by 0-15 to 0-10 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 4 on Saturday April 4th at Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada.

Fixture Details

04.04.2015 (Sat)
Allianz Football League Roinn 4 2015 Round 7
Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada 15:00
Liatroim v Port Láirge
Venue: Carrick-on-Shannon
Referee: Niall Cullen (Fear Manach)

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Final – Kerry 5-17 Westmeath 3-17

Kerry defeated Westmeath by 5-17 to 3-17 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Final on Saturday April 4th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Fixture Details

04.04.2015 (Sat)

Allianz Hurling League Roinn 2A 2015 Final
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 15.00
An Iarmhí v Ciarraí
Referee: Tony Carroll (Uíbh Fhailí)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Tyrone 0-17 Kerry 1-14

Tyrone and Kerry finished level (0-17 to 1-14) in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on April 5th at Healy Park, Omagh.

Team News

Match Coverage

This game is being shown live on TG4.

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Derry 2-15 Cork 1-11

Derry defeated Cork by 2-15 to 1-11 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on April 5th in Owenbeg.

Fixture Details

05.04.2015 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 1 2015 Round 7
Owenbeg 15:00
Doire v Corcaigh
Referee: Cormac Reilly (An Mhí)

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Clare 1-14 Fermanagh 2-9

Clare defeated Fermanagh by 1-14 to 2-9 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on April 5th at Cusack Park, Ennis.

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Limerick 2-13 Louth 2-11

Limerick defeated Louth by 2-13 to 2-11 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on April 5th at the Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Wexford 2-16 Tipperary 2-12

Wexford defeated Tipperary by 2-16 to 2-12 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on April 5th at Clonmel.

Wexford finish on high against Tipperary

Wexford 2-15 Tipperary 2-12

David Power’s Wexford came from eight points down to claim just their second league victory of the season. Already-relegated Wexford showed real character to overturn an eight-point half-time deficit, as Kevin O’Grady netted 39 seconds after half-time before Ciarán Lyng scored a brilliant second goal, lobbing Colum Nugent from a free.

First-half goals from Peter Acheson and George Hannigan had Tipp in the driving seat but Barry Grogan slammed a penalty off the crossbar just before half-time. This was a morale-boosting victory for Power, who managed Tipperary to All-Ireland minor glory in 2011.

WEXFORD: S Roche; P O’Keeffe, J Rossiter (0-1), M Furlong; B Malone, N Rossiter, K Butler (0-1); M O’Regan, C Kehoe; T Rossiter (0-2), B Brosnan (0-2, one free, one 45), E Nolan (0-2); K O’Grady (1-1), G Cullen, C Lyng (1-5, 1-2 free)
Subs: A Masterson for Roche (half-time), S Donohue for Butler (49 mins), A Flynn for N Rossiter (56 mins), R Tierney for J Rossiter (56 mins), J White (0-1) for O’Regan (61 mins), N Hughes for Nolan (61 mins).

TIPPERARY: C Nugent; D Lynch, P Codd, A Morrissey; D Dwyer, R Kiely, A Campbell; G Hannigan (1-0), S Kennedy; G Mulhaire (0-5), B Grogan, S Flynn (0-1); D Lonergan (0-1), C Sweeney (0-3, one free), P Acheson (1-1)
Subs: M Quinlivan for Flynn (46 mins), D Kearney for Morrissey (46 mins), B Mulvihill (0-1) for Lonergan (59 mins), G Halley for Dwyer (59 mins) K Fox for Sweeney (70 mins), C O’Sullivan for Grogan (70 mins).

Referee: D Gough (Meath)

Fixture Details

Sunday April 5th
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 2015 Round 7
Clonmel 15:00
Tiobraid Árann v Loch Garman
Referee: David Gough (An Mhí)

Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Wexford at 3pm, on Sunday next, April 5th, in the Allianz Football League Roinn 3 round 7 fixture has been announced. It shows a number of changes to the side that faced Sligo last Sunday as management also focus on the Munster U21 Championship Final in Semple Stadium on Thursday next. With promotion out of reach it further allows other squad members an opportunity to gain valuable game time experience.

The team then in full is as follows;

Colum Nugent (Ardfinnan), Donal Lynch (Clonmel Commercials), Paddy Codd Capt. (Killenaule), Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers), Daragh Dwyer (Moyle Rovers), Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Ger Mulhaire (Arravale Rovers), Barry Grogan (Aherlow), Sean Flynn (Fr Sheehys), Dean Lonergan (Cahir), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)

All-Ireland PPS SH A Final – St. Kierans 1-15 Thurles CBS 1-12

St. Kierans Kilkenny defeated Thurles CBS by 1-15 to 1-12 in the Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior A Hurling (Croke Cup) Final on Saturday April 4th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

St Kieran’s climb to top of schools hurling with final victory

By Eoghan Cormican for

St Kieran’s College (Kilkenny) 1-15 Thurles CBS (Tipperary) 1-12

St Kieran’s College continued their stay at the summit of schools hurling this afternoon, securing their 20th Croke Cup title with a deserved three-point win over Thurles CBS. A Robbie Long injury-time point had reduced the deficit to three and made for a tense conclusion as Thurles searched frantically for a goal. St Kieran’s, as they had done all afternoon, stood firm.

Four unanswered minors early in the second period from Richie Leahy, Ray Lahart (0-2) and Jason Byrne re-established their five point lead after two points in quick succession from Thurles’ Jack Skehan and Niall Heffernan had pared the margin back to the minimum. Thurles were unable to draw parity and that really was the story of the contest, St Kieran’s staying out of reach for the majority of the 60 minutes.

The winners were far livelier in springing from the blocks, points from Billy Ryan, Ray Lahart (free), Liam Blanchfield and Seán Morrissey moving the Kilkenny school 0-4 to 0-1 clear after 10 minutes. Michael Connors capitalised on a mistake by St Kieran’s goalkeeper Adrian Mullen to strike the opening goal of the contest, and, in the process, ignite the Thurles challenge. A Niall Heffernan free edged the underdogs in front, but it proved a short-lived lead – Lahart firing to the net for the reigning champions on 17 minutes.

Points subsequently from Ryan (0-2), Lahart (free) and Tadhg O Dwyer stretched their advantage to 1-9 to 1-4 as Thurles were coping poorly in dealing with Kieran’s inside line of Lahart, Ryan and O’Dwyer. Niall Cahill’s troops rallied somewhat approaching the break, Billy McCarthy, Niall Heffernan and Connor on target, to cut the gap back to three (1-10 to 1-7) at half-time.

Scorers for St Kieran’s: R Lahart (1-5, 0-4 frees, 0-1 ‘65); B Ryan (0-3); R Leahy, S Morrissey (0-2 each); J Bryne, L Blanchfield, T O’Dwyer (0-1 each).

Scorers for Thurles CBS: N Heffernan (0-5, 0-4 frees); M Connors (1-2); B McCarthy, K Duggan, R Heffernan, R Long, J Skehan (0-1 each).

St Kieran’s: A Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks); M Cody (Dunnamaggin), T Walsh (Tullaroan), J Keoghan (Tullaroan); J Barron (Thomastown), J Cleere (Bennettsbridge), E Walsh (Lisdowney); J Byrne (Clara), R Leahy (Rower-Inistioge); S Morrissey (Bennettsbridge), L Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge), J Connolly (Clara); R Lahart (James Stephens), B Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan), T O’Dwyer (James Stephens).
Subs: E Egan (Graigue-Ballycallan) for Barron (47 mins), N Walsh (Windgap) for Connolly (48), E Kearney (Dunnamaggin) for Walsh (57), M Keoghan for Walsh (62).

Thurles CBS: W Tierney (Thurles Sarsfield); J Derby (Thurles Sarsfields), E Heffernan (Clonoulty Rossmore), D Quirke (Clonoulty Rossmore); T Hayes (Moycarkey Borris), J Skehan (Holycross Ballycahill), C McCullagh (Moycarkey Borris); R Heffernan (Clonoulty Rossmore), C Moloney (Thurles Sarsfields); B McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields), K Duggan (Galmoy), N Heffernan (Moycarkey Borris); M Connors (Drom & Inch), R Long (Drom &Inch), R Teehan (Gortnahoe Glengoole).
Subs: P Kennedy (Drom & Inch) for Moloney (39), B Kelly (Rathdowney Errill) for Duggan (59), J Butler (Upperchurch Drombane) for R Heffernan (64).

Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)

Match Preview

All roads leads to Thurles this Saturday for the finale of the Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Hurling Championships with what will surely be two tightly contested affairs in store.
First up is the Paddy Buggy Cup Final featuring last year’s beaten finalists, Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle and Leinster Champions Mountrath Community School followed by a mouth-watering Croke Cup final between two traditional powerhouses of hurling.
Thurles CBS have only managed to claim this prestigious title on one previous occasion while St Kieran’s, the masters, are looking for their 20th crown in this competition. To date this season the Kilkenny giants have beaten Kilkenny CBS, Good Counsel, St Peters and in the semi-final they had a thrilling win against Presentation Athenry. They deserve to be here today.

“We have nine lads starting from last year’s team,” says Kieran’s manager Liam Smith. “Our captain is Sean Morrissey from Bennetsbridge who won a junior club All Ireland medal recently and we have 10 from the Kilkenny minor winning panel of last year, although two of the lads are out with cruciate injuries.”

Meanwhile, Thurles CBS manager Niall Cahill from the Nenagh Éire Óg club is a highly rated young coach. His selectors, John Devane (Clonoulty-Rossmore) and Martin Maher (Borris-Ileigh), are former intercounty senior players with bags of experience.

After the Dr Harty Cup group stages, Thurles CBS had one-point wins over North Mon (2-8 to 1-10) and Castletroy Community College (1-9 to 0-11) before taking Rochestown College by a goal in the semi-final. Like their opponents, they clearly deserve their final place too.

With a united panel of over 40 players there is a feeling that they can cause a shock today. It would be a massive coup. St Kieran’s don’t have many weaknesses and in what should be a tight game they might just prevail.

Fixture Details

04-04-2015 (Sat)
Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup (SH ‘A’) Final
Semple Stadium, Thurles 17:00
Thurles CBS Secondary V St. Kieran’s College Kilkenny
Referee: John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)

Match Coverage

The Croke Cup Final will be shown live on TG4

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Dr. O’Sullivan Cup Final (Senior C Football) – Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin 0-19 Coláiste Ghobnatán Ballyvourney 2-12

Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin defeated Coláiste Ghobnatán Ballyvourney by 0-19 to 2-12 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Dr. O’Sullivan Cup Final (Senior C Football) on Friday April 10th at McCann Park, Portarlington.

Fixture Details

10-04-2015 (Fri)
Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Dr.O’Sullivan Cup (SF ‘C’) Final
McCann Park, Portarlington 19:30
Árdscoil Rath Iomgháin Rathangan V Colásite Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Íre
Referee: Paddy Neilan

Admission Prices

Adults €10
OAPS/Students/Post-Primary Student €3
Juveniles (u-12): Free

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Promotion/Relegation Play Off – Kerry 2-16 Antrim 1-18

Kerry defeated Antrim by 2-16 to 1-18 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Promotion/Relegation Play Off on Saturday April 11th at Parnell Park Dublin.

Fixture Details

11.04.2015 (Sat)
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B 2015
Promotion/Relegation Play Off
Parnell Park, Dublin 15.00
Aontroim v Ciarraí
Referee: TBC
(E.T. if Necessary)