Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Limerick 0-17 Wexford 0-9

Limerick defeated Wexford by 0-17 to 0-9 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 24th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Electric Ireland MHC Quarter-Final: Limerick finish strongly

Electric Ireland MHC Quarter-Final

Limerick 0-17 Wexford 0-9

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium for GAA.ie

Brian Ryan scored 10 points as Limerick shrugged off their Munster final defeat against Tipperary to book a slot in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC semi-finals.

Ryan hit six frees and four from play as Limerick beat Wexford by eight points to set up an All-Ireland semi-final against Leinster champions Dublin. In what was a disappointing encounter at Semple Stadium, Wexford registered 15 wides and had a second half Barry O’Connor goal ruled out for a square ball.

Limerick’s winning margin flattered the Treaty boys as they finished with a flourish, claiming six of the game’s last seven points to run out comfortable winners, Ryan hitting five of them. Wexford could never get closer than three points to Limerick in the second half and missed a glorious chance in the 42nd minute to cut the margin to two, as Damien Reck fired a free wide.

Limerick took their time burning off Wexford, but eventually did and can now look forward to another All-Ireland semi-final appearance.
Limerick, playing against the breeze, led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the end of a disappointing first half.

Ryan was Limerick’s scorer-in-chief, hitting four pointed frees, as Conor Boylan pitched in with a brace from play. Wexford’s Theo Doyle chipped in with two fine points but between them, the sides managed just six points from play between them in the opening half.

They were level twice in the early exchanges, at two and three points apiece, before Limerick established a 0-7 to 0-3 lead, a run of four unanswered scores comprised of three Ryan frees and a long-range Josh Adams effort.Doyle ended a 21-minute barren spell for Wexford before Kyle Hayes and Wexford’s Reck (free) traded scores approaching the break.

Scorers for Limerick: B Ryan 0-10 (6fs), C Boylan 0-3, J Adams (f), M O’Grady, K Hayes, and D Woulfe 0-1 each.

Scorers for Wexford: D Reck 0-3 (2fs, 1 65), L Stafford and T Doyle 0-2 each, C Flood (f) and A Walsh 0-1 each.

Limerick: M O’Kelly; B Nash, C Nicholas, R Connelly; J Adams, C O’Connor, F Hourigan; J Boylan, D Carroll; M O’Grady, K Hayes, D Woulfe; C Boylan, A Barrett, B Ryan
Subs: C McCarthy for Carroll (30+1), P O’Riordan for Barrett (45), J Flynn for McCarthy (50), C Magnier Flynn for Woulfe (53), C O’Grady for M for O’Grady (57).

Wexford: J Henebery; C Scallan, D Byrne, E Molloy; J Cullen, C Firman, C Flood; G Molloy, A Walsh; L Stafford, D Reck, B O’Connor; C Hearne, M O’Neill, T Doyle
Subs: Q Saunders for Cullen (41), M Doyle for T Doyle (43), S Wall for Hearne (51), E Kelly for O’Neill (56).

Referee: D Hughes (Carlow).

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Team News

The Limerick minor hurling management team of Pat Donnelly (Manager) (South Liberties), selectors Brian Foley (South Liberties), John Mulqueen (Bruff) and Anthony Daly (Coach) has released their team and panel to face Wexford this Sunday noon clash with Wexford in the All Ireland minor hurling championship Quarter final at Semple Stadium Thurles.

The Limerick minor hurling team and panel is as follows
1. Mark O Kelly (Croom), 2. Brian Nash (South Liberties), 3. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), 4. Ronan Connelly (Adare) 5. Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 6. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 7. Finn Hourigan (Murroe/Boher), 8. Jerome Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 9. Darragh Carroll (Newport), 10. Michael O Grady (Knockainey), 11 Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)(Captain), 12. David Woulfe (Kilmallock), 13. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 15. Brian Ryan (South Liberties).
16. Jamie Power (Monaleen), 17. Cian Magnier Flynn (Killeedy), 18. John Flynn (Patrickswell), 19. Darren Golden O Mahony (Monaleen), 20. Brian Timmons (Murroe/Boher), 21. Paul O’Riordan (Bruff), 22. Paul O Brien (Mungret/St Pauls), 23. Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock), 24. Conor O Grady (Hospital/Herbertstown).

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17

Galway defeated Clare by 2-17 to 0-17 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 24th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Davy Fitzgerald’s Clare fail to get past Galway

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17

Galway’s first-half dominance was the making of this quarter-final win as they sealed a second successive All-Ireland semi-final date with Tipperary. Joe Canning was flawless from eight placed balls and his goal within seconds of the resumption of play gave Galway a foothold they never looked like losing against a Clare side that rarely threatened Colm Callanan’s goal.

The closest Clare got was four points on the hour mark but scores from Cathal Mannion and Canning gave Galway the necessary cushion to see out the win as the team then exchanged a brace of scores. John Conlon and Tony Kelly had half-goal chances in the dying stages but Galway coped admirably.

The resilience of Daithí Burke, Aidan Harte and Johnny Hanbury played such an integral part in this Galway victory as they protected the parallelogram with zeal. Their work was evident in the half-time lead, curbing Clare to six points as opposed to their side’s 1-10 tally.

Clare opened the first-half scoring when Kelly punished a foul on Aaron Shanagher but wind-assisted Galway settled quickest with the next three points. Joseph Cooney’s first point, Galway’s second, came as a result of Galway forcing Clare to go long on their puck-out, a constant problem for Clare in the opening half.

Clare were back on level terms by the 10th minute but a Canning free was followed by Conor Cooney’s goal, beating Andrew Fahy on his near side after Canning had found him from Galway gathering another Clare puck-out.

Kelly may have had 1-1 in the space of two minutes but for missing an easy free then being brilliantly hooked as he was about to unload on Callanan’s net from close range.

Let off, Galway fired over another from David Burke, which pushed them into a six-point lead. A Kelly free ended 13 minutes without a Clare score but Canning flew over the next three points, all from placed balls. Some skill from Kelly provided him with his first point from play in injury time but Clare had it all to do eight points down.

Scorers for Galway: J. Canning (1-8, 0-6 frees, 2 65s); C. Cooney (1-0); J. Cooney, David Burke (0-2 each); J. Coen, P. Mannion, C. Donnellan, C. Mannion, A. Harte (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: T. Kelly (0-7, 6 frees); C. Galvin (0-5); C. McGrath, C. Ryan (frees) (0-2 each); D. McInerney (0-1).

GALWAY: C. Callanan; Daithí Burke, J. Hanbury; A. Harte; A. Tuohy, P. Mannion, G. McInerney; J. Coen, David Burke (c); J. Flynn, J. Canning, C. Cooney; C. Mannion, J. Cooney, C. Whelan
Subs for Galway: C. Donnellan for C. Cooney (47); D. Glennon for J. Flynn (53); F. Moore for J. Coen (60); A. Smith for C. Whelan (67); S. Maloney for J. Cooney (70+3).

CLARE: A. Fahy; O. O’Brien, D. McInerney, P. O’Connor; C. Dillon (jc); B. Bugler, C. Cleary, J. Browne; C. Galvin, D. Reidy; J. Conlon, T. Kelly (jc), P. Collins; S. O’Donnell, A. Shanagher
Subs for Clare: D. Fitzgerald for B. Bugler (41); C. McGrath for P. Collins (49); A. Cunningham for A. Shanagher (52); C. Ryan for D. Reidy (54).

Referee: B. Gavin (Offaly)

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The counties have clashed 14 times in the championship with Clare holding a 9-4 lead while there was one draw. It will be the fifth All-Ireland quarter-final clash between them, with Clare winning in 2013-2002-1999 while the sides also drew in 1999.

The last championship clash between the counties was in the 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final, which Clare won by 1-23 to 2-14 in Ennis. Their last competitive clash was in the 2015 Allianz League when Galway won by 2-15 to 1-17 in Pearse Stadium.

Galway are bidding to reach the All-Ireland semi-finals for a second successive year while Clare were last there in 2013.

Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Clare 5-32 Laois 0-12 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)
Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 2)
Galway 3-27 Westmeath 0-19 (Leinster quarter-final)
Galway 2-19 Offaly 2-9 (Leinster semi-final)
Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22 (Leinster final)

CLARE 1-23 GALWAY 2-14 (2013 All-Ireland quarter-final)
Clare: Patrick Kelly; Domhnaill O’Donovan, Cian Dillon, David McInerney; Brendan Bugler, Patrick Donnellan, Patrick O’Connor; Colm Galvin, Colin Ryan; John Conlon, Tony Kelly, Conor Ryan; Conor McGrath, Darach Honan, Podge Collins.
Subs: Fergal Lynch for Conlon; Nicky O’Connell for Kelly; Shane O’Donnell for Honan; Cathal McInerney for McGrath; Seadna Morey for Galvin.
Galway: Colm Callanan; Kevin Hynes, Fergal Moore, Jason Grealish; Johnny Coen, David Collins, Shane Kavanagh; Aidan Harte, Andy Smith; David Burke, Jonathon Glynn, Conor Cooney; Niall Burke, Joe Canning, Damien Hayes.
Subs: Joseph Cooney for Coen, Davy Glennon for Cooney, Iarla Tannian for Smith, Cyril Donnellan for Niall Burke, Niall Healy for Harte.

2013: Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2011: Galway 4-25 Clare 0-20 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2009: Galway 2-18 Clare 1-11 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2007: Clare 2-10 Galway 0-14 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2003: Galway 1-15 Clare 2-11 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2002: Clare 1-15 Galway 0-17 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
1999: Clare 3-18 Galway 2-14 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Replay
1999: Clare 3-15 Galway 2-18 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Draw
1995: Clare 3-12 Galway 1-13 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1967: Clare 4-12 Galway 1-11 (Munster semi-final)
1965: Clare 4-8 Galway 3-10 (Munster quarter-final)
1961: Galway 2-13 Clare 0-7 (Munster quarter-final)
1932: Clare 9-4 Galway 4-14 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1915: Clare 2-1 Galway 1-1 (All-Ireland semi-final)

2013: Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14
2008: Cork 2-19 Clare 2-17
2007: Limerick 1-23 Clare 1-16
2006: Clare 1-27 Wexford 1-15
2005: Clare 1-20 Wexford 0-12
2004: Kilkenny 1-11 Clare 0-9 (Replay)
2004: Kilkenny 1-13 Clare 1-13 (Draw)
2002: Clare 1-15 Galway 0-17
1999: Clare 3-18 Galway 2-14 (Replay)
1999: Clare 3-15 Galway 2-18 (Draw)
Played 10; Won 5, Drew 2, Lost 3

2015: Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22
2013: Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14
2011: Waterford 2-23 Galway 2-13
2010: Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16
2009: Waterford 1-16 Galway 0-18
2007: Kilkenny 3-22 Galway 1-18
2006: Kilkenny 2-22 Galway 3-14
2005: Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18
2002: Clare 1-15 Galway 0-17
2001: Galway 4-23 Derry 1-11
2000: Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15
1999: Clare 3-18 Galway 2-14 (Replay)
1999: Clare 3-15 Galway 2-18 (Draw)
1998: Waterford 1-20 Galway 1-10
1997*: Kilkenny 4-15 Galway 3-16
1996: Galway 4-22 New York 0-8
1994: Galway 2-21 Roscommon 2-6
1992: Galway 4-19 Carlow 3-9
1990: Galway 1-23 London 2-11
1988: Galway 4-30 London 2-8
1986: Galway 4-24 Kerry 1-3
1984: Galway 2-17 Westmeath 2-8
1983: Galway 3-22 Antrim 2-5
1982: Galway 6-19 Antrim 3-12
1981: Galway 6-23 Antrim 3-11
1980: Galway 5-15 Kildare 1-11
1979: Galway 1-23 Laois 3-10
1978: Galway 4-19 Antrim 3-10
1976: Galway 3-12 Kerry 3-9
1975: Galway 6-14 Westmeath 1-8
1974: Galway 3-13 London 0-6
1973: London 4-7 Galway 3-5
1972: Galway 7-16 Antrim 4-7
1971: Galway 7-24 Antrim 1-8
Played 34, Won 22, Lost 11, Drew 1.
*Beaten Leinster and Munster finalists admitted to All-Ireland quarter-finals for the first time.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final – Waterford 0-21 Wexford 0-10

Waterford defeated Wexford by 0-21 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 24th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

All Ireland SHC Q-F: Comfortable victory for Waterford

All Ireland SHC Quarter-Final

Waterford 0-21 Wexford 0-11

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium for GAA.ie

Waterford erased some of the bitter memories of their Munster final collapse against Tipperary by easing into the All-Ireland semi-finals this afternoon.

Derek McGrath’s Déise recorded an ultimately comfortable 10-point victory over South-East rivals Wexford in this afternoon’s quarter-final clash at Semple Stadium. The scene is now set for a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final in a fortnight’s time at Croke Park, when Waterford will face champions Kilkenny.

Waterford struck 17 wides over the course of the 70-plus minutes – seven from Austin Gleeson alone, but still had enough about them to cope with the Wexford challenge. Derek McGrath’s team were 10 points ahead in the second half – 0-15 to 0-5 – before Wexford rallied to within five with a run of five unanswered scores.

But Waterford hit back with six on the trot themselves to make this one safe and seal a safe passage to the last four. There was a huge setback for Waterford in the first half, however, as Darragh Fives limped off with what appeared to be a recurrence of a quad injury.

Wexford also lost Eoin Moore in the second period as the Oulart-the-Ballagh defender was stretchered off in agony. By half-time, Waterford had registered as many wides, 12, as points.

They led by 0-12 to 0-05 at the end of a disappointing first half pockmarked by poor shooting and the occasional long-range special. With both sides operating sweeper systems, goal chances were at a premium.

Austin Gleeson registered five of their first half wides, but also contributed a point, as Jamie Barron, Shane Bennett and Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh hit two points each. Waterford’s leading first half scorer was Pauric Mahony, with three of his four points from frees, as Lee Chin hit two points from play Wexford, with Conor McDonald adding two frees.

Waterford raced into a 0-6 to 0-1 lead by the 10th minute as Wexford found scores hard to come by. McDonald went for goal from a 20m free that was blocked in the 13th minute and he was off-target from the resultant 65.

McDonald did nail an 18th minute free to end a 12-minute barren spell on the scoreboard for Wexford, but Waterford seemed to be cruising and operating well within themselves as they went on to lead by seven points at the break.

That massive wides tally in the first half will have been a concern to boss McGrath, however, but with the breeze at their backs in the opening half, and Wexford playing with a massed defence, the temptation was always there to have a pop from outside the 45m line.

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-8 (6fs), A Gleeson, J Barron, S Bennett, M Walsh, M Shanahan and B O’Halloran 0-2 each, J Dillon 0-1.

Scorers for Wexford: C McDonald 0-5 (4fs), L Chin 0-2, É Martin, L Ryan, J O’Connor and D Dunne 0-1 each.

Waterford: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, B Coughlan, N Connors; D Fives, T de Búrca, Philip Mahony; K Moran, J Barron; Pauric Mahony, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Walsh, M Shanahan, P Curran
Subs: C Gleeson for D Fives (inj., 12), J Dillon for Shanahan (50), B O’Halloran for Curran (55), Stephen Bennett for Shane Bennett (60), C Dunford for Gleeson (temp 64-69), C Dunford for Walsh (70+2).

Wexford: M Fanning; E Moore, M O’Hanlon, P Foley; É Martin, L Ryan, D O’Keeffe; Jack O’Connor, E Conroy; L Óg McGovern; L Chin, D Dunne; H Kehoe, C McDonald, P Morris
Subs: A Kenny for Conroy (27), N Kirwan for Kehoe (45), S Donohue for Moore (inj., 51), A Nolan for Morris (65), Joe O’Connor for McGovern (68)

Referee: A Kelly (Galway).

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The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to face Wexford on Sunday in the All Ireland Quarter Final has been named.

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)
5. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)
8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
18. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
20. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)

WEXFORD (SHC v Waterford): M Fanning (Glynn-Barntown); E Moore (Oulart The Ballagh), M O’Hanlon (St James), J Breen (Adamstown); D O’Keeffe (St Anne’s), P Foley (Crossabeg/Ballymurn), É Martin (Geraldine O’Hanrahans); J O’Connor (St Martin’s), E Conroy (Naomh Éana); L Óg McGovern (St Anne’s), L Chin (Faythe Harriers), H Kehoe (Cloughbawn); P Morris (Ferns St Aidan’s), C McDonald (Naomh Éanna), D Dunne (Davidston/Courtnacuddy)

They last met in the quarter-final in 2008 when Waterford won an All-Ireland quarter-final clash by 2-19 to 3-15 while their most recent championship clash was two year ago when Wexford won a qualifier tie by 3-15 to 2-15.

Their most recent competitive clash was in this year’s Allianz League Division 1 quarter-final in March when Waterford won by a point (0-17 to 1-13) in Innovate Wexford Park.

Wexford led by 0-8 to 0-2 after 19 minutes but Waterford rallied strongly and were only a point behind (0-9 to 0-8) at half-time. Waterford were four points ahead with ten minutes left before Wexford drew level with a goal from Conor
McDonald and a point from Harry Kehoe. However, a late point from a free by Maurice Shanahan proved the winner.
Wexford are bidding to reach the All-Ireland semi-final for the first time since 2007 while Waterford were there last year, losing to Kilkenny.

Waterford 1-21 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13 (Munster final)
Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final)
Wexford 1-21 Offaly 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 1)
Wexford 0-23 Cork 1-17 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 2)

Wexford 3-15 Waterford 2-15 (2014 All-Ireland qualifiers, Nowlan Park)
Wexford: Mark Fanning; Liam Ryan, Matthew O’Hanlon, Keith Rossiter; Andrew Shore, Eoin Moore, Ciaran Kenny; David Redmond, Lee Chin; Harry Kehoe, Podge Doran, Jack Guiney; Liam Og McGovern, Conor McDonald, Paul Morris.
Subs: Diarmuid O’Keeffe for Kehoe; Willie Devereux for Rossiter; Ian Byrne for Devereux; Garrett Sinnott for Redmond; Rory Jacob for McGovern.

Waterford: Stephen O’Keeffe; Noel Connors, Liam Lawlor, Padraig Prendergast; Shane Fives, Kevin Moran, Darragh Fives; Tadhg de Burca, Michael Walsh; Shane O’Sullivan, Pauric O’Mahony, Jake Dillon; Shane Walsh, Colin Dunford, Austin Gleeson.
Subs: Gavin O’Brien for Shane Walsh, Stephen Molumphy for Darragh Fives, Seamus Prendergast for Dillon, Martin O’Neill for Mahony, Stephen Bennett for Lawlor.

Waterford have a good record in quarter-finals, winning seven, drawing one and losing two of their previous ten appearances.
2015: Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19
2012: Cork 1-19 Waterford 0-19
2011: Waterford 2-23 Galway 2-13
2010: Waterford 1-16 Galway 0-18
2008: Waterford 2-19 Wexford 3-15
2007: Waterford 2-17 Cork 0-20 (Replay)
2007: Waterford 3-16 Cork 3-16 (draw)
2006: Waterford 1-22 Tipperary 3-14
2005: Cork 1-18 Waterford 1-13
1998: Waterford 1-20 Galway 1-10

This will be Wexford’s sixth quarter-final appearance, having won three and lost two of their previous five.
2014: Limerick 4-26 Wexford 1-11
2008: Waterford 2-19 Wexford 3-15
2007: Wexford 3-10 Tipperary 1-14
2003: Wexford 2-15 Antrim 2-12
2001: Wexford 4-10 Limerick 2-15