Munster Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final – Kerry 2-16 Waterford 1-6

Kerry defeated Waterford by 2-16 to 1-6 in the Munster Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final on Sunday June 3rd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Round 3 – Waterford 2-13 Tipperary 3-9

Waterford defeated Tipperary by 2-13 to 3-9 in Round 3 of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship on Sunday June 3rd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Waterford’s sensational comeback stuns Tipperary

Report by John Keogh for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 2-13 Tipperary 3-9: Waterford produced a sensational comeback to beat Tipperary in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship at the Gaelic Grounds.

The Déise were 11 points down when Sean Hayes buried his second goal of the game on 41 minutes but Tipperary only scored once more. Things still looked bleak for Waterford heading into added time as they trailed by seven points but there was still one twist left in the game.

Michael Kiely came up from centre-back to fire in their first goal on 60 minutes and forced another home moments later to cut Tipperary’s advantage to just one.

Kiely then added a free to square the game up and Waterford hit the lead when Gavin Fives came down the left wing to score a wonderful individual point that proved to be the winning score.

Tipperary had bossed the first 40 minutes of the game but completely switched off after Hayes’ second goal and were punished as a result. James Devaney had Tipperary in firm control from placed balls in an opening quarter that saw them lead 0-5 to 0-2.

Things got even better for the Premier County on 16 minutes when Hayes found a way past Dean Beecher from an acute angle with a powerful low shot. That helped Tipp into a 1-6 to 0-3 advantage at the break.

Devaney was at it again early in the second half with his sixth point of the game that was quickly followed up by a Devon Ryan goal. Kiely kept Waterford in touch with two fine long-range placed balls but the game looked beyond Waterford when Hayes found the net for the second time, taking his tally to six goals from three games.

Kiely continued to keep Waterford’s hopes alive with some superb efforts from long range. The game still looked to be going Tipperary’s way heading into added time as they led by seven points.

Waterford subs David Byrne and Christopher Kavanagh sent over fine points to help the comeback on its way before Kiely’s devastating double and Fives’ solo effort saw them home.

Scorers for Waterford: M Kiely (2-5, 2 frees, 2 65s); S Keating, C MacCraith (1 s/l) (0-2 each), P Leevy (1f), D Byrne, C Kavanagh, G Fives (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: J Devaney (0-7, 6 frees); S Hayes (2-0); D Ryan (1-0), K O’Kelly (0-2).

WATERFORD: D Beecher; G Fives, R Furlong, J O Floinn; S Fitzgerald, C Wadding, M Kiely; R Tierney, K Mahony; C Keating, O O Ceallaigh, T Loftus; C MacCraith, P Leevy, J Power.
Subs: S Henley for Fitzgerald (h-t), A Organ for Loftus (38), C Kavanagh for Leevy (45), G Corbett for Mahony (48), D Byrne for Keating (48).

TIPPERARY: A Browne; C O’Dwyer, C Whelan, K Hayes; J Ryan, F Purcell, S Phelan; M Hackett, J Campion, D Ryan, J Morrissey, K O’Kelly; K Maher, S Hayes, J Devaney.
Subs: C O’Farrell for Morrissey (h-t), M O’Shea for Maher (45), B O’Connor for Phelan (55), O Larkin for Hackett (55), R Renehan for Hayes (58).

Referee: R McGann (Clare).

Munster Senior Football Semi-Final – Kerry 0-32 Clare 0-10

Kerry defeated Clare by 0-32 to 0-10 in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 3rd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

Munster SFC: Kerry crush Clare

KERRY 0-32 CLARE 0-10

Report By Paul Brennan for

Kerry’s Munster Championship defence got off to an unexpectedly easy start with a 22-point win over Clare in Killarney this afternoon, despite the presence of seven Championship debutants in the home side.

Or maybe it was the presence of those seven new faces that propelled Kerry to this victory with Micheal Burns, Sean O’Shea and David Clifford’s combined 11 points exceeding Clare’s total.

It was a frightening display of point scoring from the Kingdom, but expectations ahead of a June 23 Munster Final meeting with Cork will be tempered by context.

Clare were poor from first whistle to last, with none of the industry or confidence that made them such a hard side for Kerry to shake off 12 months ago in Ennis in the corresponding fixture.

When James O’Donoghue slung over his first point it saw all six Kerry forwards scoring from play by the 21st minute, at which stage Kerry led 0-10 to 0-3, as Clare’s challenge disappeared completely.

Devoid of energy and ideas, Clare offered none of the challenge to Kerry that they had in recent provincial championship meetings, and it allowed Kerry to express themselves fully, with their three debutants in attack – Sean O’Shea, David Clifford and Micheal Burns – scoring more between them than Clare’s total.

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice will be pleased with the attitude and application with which his players went at this game from the first whistle, although Clare did score the first two points of the game to offer the travelling support an early glimmer of hope. It was a cruel mirage, as once Kerry found their rhythm they never allowed Clare a sniff of anything.

Debutant Burns landed the hosts’ first point, followed by scores from teenagers O’Shea and Clifford. Kerry were four points ahead when David Tubridy scored Clare’s third from an acute angle, but Paul Geaney responded with a brace of superb scores to put Kerry five ahead.

The points came coming for Kerry in almost metronomic fashion – Stephen O’Brien, O’Donoghue, Burns, O’Shea – before Jack Barry claimed a kick-out, soloed in on goal and blasted the ball over the bar with just Eamonn Tubridy to beat.

Kerry were 0-16 to 0-3 ahead when Cleary converted a free for Clare’s fourth score of the half, with Keelan Sexton engineering a goal chance in added on time but he blazed wide as Kerry led by 12 at the interval.

The second half continued in similar fashion with Kerry adding another 16 points, with Barry John Keane coming off the bench to kick three from play. The loudest cheers were reserved for the introductions of Anthony Maher, Darran O’Sullivan and especially Kieran Donaghy, who looked sharp, albeit against a Clare defence completely deflated by then.

Clare managed a few consolation scores in a game in which team really threatened for a goal, but that’s a small problem for Kerry right now. Kicking 32 points against any opposition is a fine day’s work and they will look to transfer that accuracy to Pairc Ui Chaoimh in three weeks when Cork stand between the Kingdom and a sixth successive provincial crown.

Scorers for Kerry: S O’Shea 0-7 (4f, 1 ’45’), P Geaney 0-7 (1f), J O’Donoghue 0-4 (2f), S O’Brien 0-3, BJ Keane 0-3, M Burns 0-2, D Clifford 0-2 (1f), J Barry, A Maher, M Geaney, D O’Sullivan (f) 0-1 each

Scorers for Clare: E Cleary 0-5 (4f), D Tubridy (1f) and J Malone (0-2 each), P Lillis 0-1

KERRY: Shane Murphy, Jason Foley, Peter Crowley, Ronan Shanahan, Paul Murphy, Tadhg Morley, Gavin White, David Moran, Jack Barry, Micheál Burns, Seán O’Shea, Stephen O’Brien, David Clifford, Paul Geaney, James O’Donoghue
Subs: Mikey Geaney for M Burns (46), Barry John Keane for J O’Donoghue (53), Anthony Maher for D Moran (57), B Ó Beaglaoich for R Shanahan (57), Darran O’Sullivan for D Clifford (60), Kieran Donaghy for S O’Shea (64)

CLARE: Eamon Tubridy, Gordon Kelly, Killian Brennan, Eoghan Collins, Pearse Lillis, Aaron Fitzgerald, Cian O’Dea, Gary Brennan, Cathal O’Connor, Kieran Malone, Eoin Cleary, Jamie Malone, Colm O hAinifein, Keelan Sexton, David Tubridy
Subs: Gearoid O’Brien for K Malone (45), Eimhin Courtney for D Tubridy (53), Gavin Cooney for K Sexton (57), Eanna O’Connor for C Ó hAinifein (59), Conor Finucane for C O’Dea (66).

Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)

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Kerry Selector Mikey Sheehy looks ahead to the Munster Football Championship

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Munster S.H.C. – Waterford 2-22 Tipperary 2-22

Waterford and Tipperary finished level at 2-22 apiece in Round 3 of the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship on Sunday June 3rd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Match Highlights

Munster SHC: Tipp snatch draw after incredible comeback


By Daragh Small for

Tipperary came back from the dead for the second match in a row to snatch a draw with Waterford that keeps their Championship hopes alive.

Waterford were 2-20 to 0-15 in front with just 16 minutes remaining but then Tipperary fought back and goals from Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Jason Forde ensured the game finished all square.

Tipperary suffered a 1-23 to 2-14 at the hands of Limerick when they last visited this ground in the opening round, but last weekend’s stunning comeback and draw with Cork put Michael Ryan’s side back on track.

Waterford also lost their opener to Clare, but that 2-27 to 2-18 defeat in Ennis meant they had to make amends straight away.

Jason Forde scored the first point from a free inside the opening minute but Tom Devine and Jamie Barron combined to put Waterford in front.

Forde drew the sides level but despite their lack of squad depth the Waterford attack still looked lethal and Pauric Mahony, who came in late for Colin Dunford, pointed a free before Devine gave Waterford a 0-4 to 0-2 lead in the fifth minute.

Mahony and Devine had a big say in the first half and Waterford hit 1-4 to 0-1 between the eighth and 13th minutes. Devine scored the first goal in the ninth minute after an Austin Gleeson free bounded around the Tipperary goalmouth and the Modeligo clubman connected with his one-handed swing.

When Pauric Mahony scored in the 13th minute Waterford held a 1-8 to 0-4 advantage. But points from Ronan Maher and Callanan settled Tipperary. Callanan’s effort could have been a goal but for Stephen O’Keeffe’s brilliant save from John O’Dwyer.

From the 18th minute Tipperary scored five points in a row with Forde (three), Noel McGrath and Ronan Maher on target. That reduced the arrears to 1-9 to 0-11.

But Padraic Maher flicked O’Keeffe’s booming clearance into the path of Pauric Mahony who blasted to the net for Waterford’s second goal. Philip Mahony and DJ Foran added further scores for Waterford before half-time, and Michael Cahill was sent-off in the 38th minute.

He got a second yellow for a chop on Foran, prior to the final point of the half, and Waterford took a 2-12 to 0-12 lead into the break.

Waterford hit the first four points of the second half and Curran’s second point gave them a big 2-17 to 0-13 advantage.

Incredibly the lead was whittled right down and it all turned when the Tipperary substitutes were introduced. Cathal Barrett pointed after his introduction and ‘Bonner’ Maher scored his goal in the 58th minute.

That goal brought it back to 2-20 to 1-17 but there was more drama when a Forde free dropped short and Austin Gleeson fumbled it before the line. After consultation with his umpires, referee Alan Kelly gave a goal.

And then it was Forde’s 12th free that secured the draw at the death.

Scorers for Tipperary: Jason Forde 1-14 (1-12 frees), Patrick Maher 1-0, Ronan Maher 0-3, Seamus Callanan 0-2, Billy McCarthy 0-1, Noel McGrath 0-1, Cathal Barrett 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 1-8 (0-5 frees), Tom Devine 1-2, Jamie Barron 0-3, DJ Foran 0-3, Patrick Curran 0-2, Philip Mahony 0-1, Stephen Bennett 0-1, Tommy Ryan 0-1, Jake Dillon 0-1.

TIPPERARY: Brian Hogan; Seán O’Brien, Séamus Kennedy, Michael Cahill; Joe O’Dwyer, Pádraic Maher, Brendan Maher; Ronan Maher, Billy McCarthy; Dan McCormack, Jason Forde, Noel McGrath; John O’Dwyer, Séamus Callanan, John McGrath
Subs: Patrick Maher for John O’Dwyer (46), Cathal Barrett for N McGrath (55), Jake Morris for J McGrath (59), Sean Curran for McCormack 60, Willie Connors for McCarthy (68).

WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Conor Gleeson, Shane Fives, Noel Connors; Philip Mahony, Austin Gleeson, Michael Walsh; Jamie Barron, Stephen Roche; Mikey Kearney, Pauric Mahony, DJ Foran; Stephen Bennett, Tom Devine, Patrick Curran
Subs: Tommy Ryan for Kearney (46), Brian O’Halloran for Curran (54), Jake Dillon for Foran (59), Colin Dunford for Roche (63), Shane McNulty for Connors (66).

Referee: Alan Kelly (Galway).

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