Allianz Football League Division 4 – Louth 1-10 Waterford 1-9

Louth defeated Waterford by 1-10 to 1-9 in Round 2 of the Allianz Football League Division 4 on Sunday February 7th at Carrignore, Waterford.

Fixture Details

07.02.2016 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 4 Round 2
Carrignore, Waterford 14:00
Port Láirge v An Lú
Referee: Michael Collins (Corcaigh)

Team News

The Waterford Team to face Louth in the Allianz National Football League on Sunday in Carriganore at 2pm has just being announced.

1. Stephen Enright (Ballinacourty)
2. Tadhg Ó hUallacháin (An Rinn)
3. Thomas O’Gorman (The Nire)
4. James McGrath (The Nire)
5. Brian Looby (Ballinacourty)
6. Stephen Prendergast (Kilrossanty)
7. Ray O’Ceallaigh (An Rinn)
8. Conor Prunty (Ballinacourty)
9. Tommy Prendergast (Kilrossanty) – Captain
10. Gavin Crotty (Dungarvan)
11. Donie Breathnach (An Rinn)
12. Maurice O’Gorman (The Nire)
13. Shaun Corcoran (St. Saviours)
14. Joey Veale (Kilrossanty)
15. Paul Whyte (Kilrossanty)

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Longford 0-13 Limerick 1-8

Longford defeated Limerick by 0-13 to 1-8 in Round 2 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday February 7th at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Fixture Details

Sunday February 7th
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Round 2
Glennon Brothers Pearse PK, Longford 14:00
An Longfort v Luimneach
Referee: James Molloy (Gaillimh)

Team News

The Limerick starting fifteen is as follows: 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 Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), 8 Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick’s), 9 Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), (10) Cian Sheehan (Newcastlewest), (11) Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen), (12) Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher/Broadford), (13) Danny Neville (Ballysteen), (14) Ian Ryan (St Senan’s) and (15) Peter Nash (Kildimo Pallaskenry).

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Donegal 2-14 Cork 1-7

Donegal defeated Cork by 2-14 to 1-7 in Round 2 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday February 7th at Fr. Tierney Park, Ballyshannon.

Cork collapse under Donegal pressure

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper


Cork shipped one of their heaviest Division 1 defeats in recent history when they went down by 10 points to Donegal in Ballyshannon. Without a score for 40 minutes between the 23rd and 62nd minutes and trailing 1-9 to 1-3 at half-time, Cork’s performance couldn’t have been more removed from their slick showing against Mayo last weekend. If anything, what they mustered against the wind in the opening half was better than what they offered thereafter.

Donegal, on the other hand, were just as if not more impressive than they were in Newry eight days ago, Odhrán Mac Niallais their stand-out performer with a tally of 1-4 from play and the home side’s second half goalscorer. Leading 1-4 to no score after 16 minutes, Donegal threatened to steamroll Cork. Their goal was the result of some beautiful link-up play between Eoin McHugh and Martin O’Reilly who couldn’t have placed his shot better.

Cork, though, began to settle as Brian O’Driscoll exerted his influence on proceedings. Donal Óg Hodnett was threatening the Donegal defence for the majority of the time he was on the ball. His 18th minute goal came courtesy of being put through after Peter Kelleher and Brian Hurley combined to put him in for the strike.

A couple of Daniel Goulding frees followed and the margin became one in the 23rd minute. But the remainder of the half was all Donegal. They hit Cork for five points without reply, Mac Niallais sending over two excellent ones from distance.

Scorers for Donegal: O Mac Niallais (1-4); M O’Reilly (1-1); P McBrearty (0-4, 2 frees); C Thompson (0-2); M Murphy (free), A Thompson, F McGlynn (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: D Goulding (0-5, 3 frees); D Hodnett (1-0); M Collins, B O’Driscoll (0-1 each).

DONEGAL: P Boyle; E Doherty, E McGee, N McGee; P McGrath, A Thompson, R McHugh; M Murphy, O Mac Niallais; E McHugh, F McGlynn, C Thompson; H McFadden, P McBrearty, M O’Reilly
Subs for Donegal: R Kavanagh for C Thompson (black, 37); M McElhinney for N McGee (57); E “Ban” Gallagher for E Doherty (58); N Gallagher for H McFadden (64); M Carroll for E McHugh (65).

CORK: K O’Halloran; T Clancy, J O’Sullivan, K Crowley; C O’Driscoll, B O’Driscoll, M Collins; I Maguire, A O’Sullivan; R Deane, D Hodnett, P Kerrigan; D Goulding, P Kelleher, B Hurley
Subs for Cork: B Daly for K Crowley (h-t); D O’Connor for R Deane (49); K O’Hanlon for D Hodnett (57); C O’Neill for B Hurley (64); D Mac Eoin for D Goulding (69).

Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan)

Fixture Details

Sunday February 7th
Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 2
Fr. Tierney Park, Ballyshannon 14:00
Dún na nGall v Corcaigh
Referee: Joe McQuillan (An Cabhán)

Team News

Peadar Healy has made four changes to his team for Sunday’s trip to Ballyshannon for round 2 of the Allianz Football League.

Brendan O’Connell starts in goal as Ken O’Halloran drops out of the match day squad this week, Ryan Price is the sub goalie.

Two changes in defence see Kevin Crowley and Kevin O’Driscoll replace Eoin Cadogan and Kieran Histon.

Just one change to the Rebel attack, Donal Og Hodnett replaces Luke Connolly.

The Cork panel to face Donegal is as follow;

1. Brendan O Connell (Glanmire)
2. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
3. Jamie O Sullivan (Bishopstown)
4. Kevin Crowley (Milstreet)
5. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)
6. Brian O Driscoll (Tadhg Maccarthaigh)
7. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs)
9. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
10. Andrew O Sullivan (Castletownbere)
11. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
12. Donal Og Hodnett (O Donovan Rossa)
13. Daniel Goulding (Eire Og)
14. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
15. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
16. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
17. Michael Shield (St Finbarrs)
18. Mark Collins (O Donovan Rossa)
19. Bart Daly (Newmarket)
20. Killian O Hanlon (Kilshannig)
21. Fintan Gould (Macroom)
22. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
23. Dan McEoin (Ilen Rovers)
24 Donncha O Connor (Ballydesmond)
25. Seamus Hickey (Rockchapel)
26. Colm O Neill (Ballyclough)

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Roscommon 0-14 Kerry 1-10

Roscommon defeated Kerry by 0-14 to 1-10 in Round 2 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday February 7th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

Roscommon score first win over Kerry in 15 years

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner

Roscommon 0-14 Kerry 1-10

The footballers of Roscommon sprung a major upset this afternoon in Fitzgerald Stadium when scoring their first win over Kerry in 15 years. Kevin McStay and Fergal O’Donnell’s charges delivered a rousing closing 20 minutes, hitting four points while holding their opponents to just one.

A Stephen O’Brien point on 48 minutes moved Kerry two ahead, but Fitzmaurice’s side would add to their tally on only one further occasion during the remainder of the contest – that a Conor Cox free seven minutes into stoppages – as Cathal Cregg (0-2), Ciaran Murtagh (free) and Enda Smith kicked the Rossies to a famous win.

Kerry held the interval advantage despite going scoreless for 20 minutes of that first period and finding themselves five adrift after 25 minutes. The home outfit started much the brighter and were three to the good following opening scores from Johnny Buckley and a pair of Johnny Buckley frees inside eight minutes.

The visitors, having been turned over seven times in those opening eight minutes, eventually settled, kicking eight unanswered points between the 10th and 25th minute. Chief contributors were Fintan Cregg (two frees) and two massive kicks from Cathal Cregg.

A Barry John Keane free on 28 minutes ended Kerry’s barren spell and they moved back in front thanks in the main to a fine individual goal from Stephen O’Brien on 31 minutes. It was a lead they would not hold as they are now pointless from their opening two league games.

Scorers for Roscommon: C Cregg (0-4); C Murtagh (0-1 free), F Cregg (0-2 frees), E Smith, C Devanney (0-2 each); C Connolly (0-1 each)

Scorers for Kerry: BJ Keane (0-5, 0-4 frees); S O’Brien (1-1); J Buckley (0-2), C Cox (0-1 free), T Walsh (0-1 each).

Kerry: B Kelly; B Ó Beaglaoich, M Griffin, S Enright; P Murphy, A O’Mahony, K Young; D Moran, J Buckley; J Lyne, D O’Sullivan, D Walsh; BJ Keane, T Walsh, S O’Brien
Subs: T O’Sullivan for Lyne (12 mins, inj), A Fitzgerald for D Walsh (49), C Cox for Keane (57), F Fitzgerald for Enright (58), Barry O’Sullivan for Buckley (52, inj), Brendan O’Sullivan (33)

Roscommon: D O’Malley; N McInerney, N Collins, S McDermott; N Daly, D Murray, R Stack; E Smith, I Kilbride; F Cregg, C Devanney, C Daly; C Connolly, C Cregg, C Murtagh
Subs: C Shine for Kilbride (54), S Purcell for C Daly (57), R Daly for C Cregg (59, bc), C McHugh for Connolly (53)

Referee: F Kelly (Longford)

Fixture Details

Sunday February 7th
Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 2
Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney 14:00
Ciarraí v Ros Comáin
Referee: Fergal Kelly (An Longfort)

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on TG4

Team News

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Roscommon in Round 2 of the Allianz League in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday shows three changes in personnel from the side defeated by Dublin in Round 1.

Brian Kelly takes over from Brendan Kealy in goal, Aidan O’Mahony comes into the side in the half back line in place of Fionn Fitzgerald and up front, Jonathan Lyne replaces Philip O’Connor.

Castlegregory’s Alan Fitzgerald is named in the substitutes list as is Barry O’Sullivan from Dingle who won an All Ireland Minor medal with Kerry in 2014.

The team, captained by Killian Young is as follows:

1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
2. Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Shane Enright Tarbert
5. Paul Murphy Rathmore
6. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
7. Killian Young (C) Renard
8. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
9. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes
10. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
11. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
14. Tommy Walsh Kerins O’Rahillys
15. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare

Fir Ionaid:
16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
17. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
18. Philip O’Connor Cordal
19. Padraig O’Connor Killarney Legion
20. Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh/Glencar
21. Alan Fitzgerald Castlegregory
22. Brendan O’Sullivan Valentia
23. Gavin O’Grady Glenbeigh-Glencar
24. Conor Cox Listowel Emmets
25. Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
26. Barry O’Sullivan Dingle

Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)

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

Allianz Football League Division 3 – Tipperary 2-7 Clare 1-7

Tipperary defeated Clare by 2-7 to 1-7 in Round 2 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday February 7th at Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town.

Tipperary’s sucker punch KOs Clare challenge

Report By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 2-7 Clare 1-7: Tipperary emerged from a game their manager Liam Kearns aptly described as a “war of attrition” to claim their first victory of the season in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League.

Three points out of four is an acceptable return for Tipp from their first two outings but Clare boss Colm Collins lamented some poor decision-making in the first half from his players, who operated with a strong wind from the start. This tie was played in atrocious conditions at Sean Treacy Park in Tipperary Town, as heavier rain became a feature of the second half. Clare registered 10 first-half wides and were 0-4 to 1-4 behind at the break, Tipp’s goal an early one courtesy of Conor Sweeney, who picked up the pieces after the impressive Philip Austin rattled a shot off the crossbar.

Clare were betwixt and between regarding their tactics, as inspirational captain Gary Brennan started at midfield, and did well before being perched on the edge of the square. It seemed a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul but presumably the thinking was to engineer a goal and go route one to Brennan. But Tipp coped admirably with his considerable threat, and had a platform to work from in the second half.

Clare, to their credit, came out and made a real game of it, with David Tubridy kicking a couple of brilliant frees against the elements to haul the Banner men back into contention. They refused to go away and with nine minutes left, the tide appeared to have turned in their direction as Jamie Malone fired a brilliant goal, shortly after Tipp’s Jimmy Feehan was black-carded.

But the home side’s response was brilliant as new captain Peter Acheson grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck, cutting through the Clare defence before fisting across the face of goal to Brian Fox, who applied the finish. That goal was the game’s final score and Tipp held out to make it a satisfactory opening to their league campaign — with a visit to Westmeath next on the horizon in three weeks.

Kearns said: “That was a war of attrition — we came out on the right side of it. We laid the foundations in the first half but in fairness to Clare, they came out and played as well as we did in the first half, and gave us loads of it.” Clare boss Colm Collins reflected: “We had some terrible wides (in the first half). In a lot of cases, we should have been a lot more patient but you’d be very proud of their display in the second half.”

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

Scorers for Clare: J Malone 1-0, D Tubridy 0-3f, G Brennan & E Cleary (1f) 0-2.

TIPPERARY: C Kenrick; C McDonald, A Campbell, C O’Shaughnessy; J Feehan, R Kiely, D Leahy; A Moloney, M Dunne; J Keane, P Acheson, B Fox; N O’Donovan, C Sweeney, P Austin
Subs: J O’Callaghan for D Leahy (53), S Leahy for Feehan (b/c 60), K O’Halloran for Sweeney (62), B Hewitt for Austin (66), D Butler for O’Donovan (68).

CLARE: J Hayes; C O’Dea, K Hartnett, M McMahon; J Malone, G Kelly, P Lillis; G Brennan, C O’Connor; S Collins, E Coughlan, S McGrath; K Sexton, E Cleary, D Tubridy.
Subs: D McMahon for Coughlan (h.t.), P Burke for Sexton (60), S Haugh for McGrath (60), D Nagle for Lillis (67).

Referee: P O’Sullivan (Kerry)

Fixture Details

Sunday February 7th
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Round 2
Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town 14:00
Tiobraid Árann v An Clár
Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Ciarraí)

Team News