Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Tipperary 1-29 Cork 1-16

Tipperary defeated Cork by 1-29 to 1-16 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Sunday March 10th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Match Highlights

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Details Confirmed

Munster GAA Press Release

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Details Confirmed.

At a meeting of the Munster CCC on Thursday March 7th, the dates, times and ticket arrangements for the 2019 Munster GAA Hurling Championship were confirmed.

Opening Weekend

The first round of fixtures will take place on Sunday May 12th. Walsh Park Waterford will be the venue for the throw-in of the 2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship with Clare playing the hosts Waterford at 2pm while at 4pm, defending Munster champions Cork take on old rivals Tipperary in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship games between the same counties will serve as the curtain-raiser to both fixtures.

Hurling Championship Round-Robin extended by 1 week

The 2019 Munster Senior and Minor Hurling Championships Round-Robin series will be run over six-week period rather than five weeks as was the case in 2018. This will eliminate the scenario of counties playing on four consecutive weekends.  While two counties (Limerick and Clare) will play on three consecutive weekends, the schedule has been configured to ensure those counties finish their programme with these 3 games, all taking place in June.

The alternative system, which sees all counties play 2 weekends in a row, would have seen one county starting the campaign with 2 away games and one county finishing with 2 away games. It was decided to remain with the system agreed prior to the start of the new format, which ensures a home/away/home/away or away/home/away/home sequence. Counties also decided against starting on May 5th in order to give maximum time for club games in April.

Ticket Prices

Senior and Minor Hurling Round-Robin Championship Matches

Adult: Stand €20, Terrace €15
Under 16s: €5 all areas
Student/OAP: Concession of €5 with valid ID prior to entry at the designated stile.

The above prices are pre-purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game with prices being consistent for all venues. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day.

Ticket Sales

Tickets for the Munster Senior Hurling Championship games are scheduled to go on public sale via and Centra / Supervalu outlets from Wednesday April 24th. Due to the restricted capacity at Walsh Park Waterford, tickets for both Munster Hurling Championship games scheduled for the Waterford city venue will not go on public sale and will be made available via the participating counties and clubs only.

Fixture Details

2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Fixtures

2019 Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Fixtures

Munster Scor Sinsear Final 2019

Munster Scór Sinsir Torthai

Exciting fare emerged at the 50th Munster Scór Sinsir Finals hosted in Cork City Hall with GAA clubs displaying their cultural talents much to the enjoying of an appreciative attendance.

An occasion to remember for Cork and Tipperary, a hat trick of wins for both the Rebel and Premier counties. Kanturk’s Muireann Vaughan retained her title, Kilshannig and St. James added breakthrough wins much to the delight of their supporters.

Newcastle enjoyed a double for Tipp with Newport adding a popular win at Leiriú., Elsewhere Lissycasey Set Dancers gave Clare a lone victory.

Fear An Tí for the prestigious occasion was former Munster Council Chairman, Jerry O’Sullivan with present Chairman Liam Lenihan on hand to present the prizes.

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List of Winners

Rince Foirne: Newcastle – Tipperary
Amhránaíocht Aonar: Muireann Vaughan- Kanturk – Cork
Aithriseoireacht: Treasa McGrath- Newcastle-Tipperary
Bailéad Ghrúpa: St. James – Cork
Leiriú: Newport-Tipperary
Ceoil Uirlise: Kilshannig – Cork
Rince Seit: Lissycasey – Clare

Dr. Harty Cup Final – Midleton CBS 2-12 CBC Cork 0-14

Midleton CBS defeated CBC Cork by 2-12 to 0-14 in the Dr. Harty Cup Under 19 A Hurling Final on Saturday February 16th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Full Match Coverage with Commentary

Stack goal sees Midleton bridge 13-year gap to claim Harty Cup title

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Midleton CBS 2-12 – 0-14 CBC

A Joe Stack goal on 53 minutes was the crucial score in delivering Midleton CBS their fourth Harty Cup crown.

Stack’s goal arrived after Midleton had struck five consecutive wides and were failing to in anyway capitalise on this spell of dominance. Stack’s initial effort was superbly smothered, but he followed up and buried the sliotar to the Christians net to move the East Cork College into a 2-10 to 0-13 lead.

A Padraig Power free subsequently cut the gap to two, but Power sent another placed effort thereafter left and wide and no closer would Christians come of their opponents.

Two Ross O’Regan frees completed the scoring for Midleton CBS to leave them celebrating a first Harty success in 13 years, a victory which played out in front of a 7,089 strong crowd. For five of the Midleton starting team, there was sweet atonement having been part of the side which lost the 2018 final to Ardscoil Rís.

Christians, bidding to secure a first ever Harty crown, will rue a number of goal chances which they failed to put away. A measly total of five points from play, also, is a stat which they’ll be disappointed with. On 44 minutes, Padraig Power could – and probably should – have had a Christians goal. Midleton ‘keeper Jack McGann and defender Cormac O’Brien kept the sliotar out, play was worked down the other end with Ross O’Regan earning a free which Ryan McCarthy converted to edge Midleton into a 1-10 to 0-12 lead.

The sides were level at 1-7 to 0-10 at the end of a tentative first-half which failed to catch fire. Both sides created ample goal chances, but a lack of composure in pulling the trigger, along with two excellent blocks, one by Christians goalkeeper Cian Long and the other by his teammate Cillian O’Donovan, meant Jason Hankard’s third-minute major – the Fr O’Neill’s forward touched Ryan McCarthy’s free to the net – was the sole green flag of the half.

A Ross O’Regan point followed the goal to put Midleton four ahead, an ideal start which lay in stark contrast to their poor opening 12 months ago. That said, Christians soon arrived at the pace of proceedings and clipped seven of the next eight scores. Padraig Power was responsible for three of these, with his Blarney clubmate Declan Hanlon sniping a pair of points.

Midleton’s tactic at the other end of the field was to pump high ball in on top of Hankard and they were experiencing some joy in this regard. Two Ryan McCarthy placed ball efforts – the second stemming from a brilliant Cian Long save to deny Joe Stack – had the East Cork college back level, 1-4 to 0-7, on 22 minutes. It was tit for tat from there to the break, Cathal Hickey and Shane Barrett throwing over fine points for their respective sides.

In the end, it was the two goals which proved the difference.

Scorers for MIdleton CBS: R McCarthy (0-6, 0-5 frees, 0-1 ‘65); R O’Regan (0-4, 0-2 frees); J Stack (1-1); J Hankard (1-0); C Hickey (0-1 each).

Scorers for CBC: P Power (0-10, 0-8 frees, 0-1 ‘65); D Hanlon (0-2); S Barrett, O McCarthy (0-1 each).

Midleton CBS: J McGann (Kiltha Óg); D Moran (Kiltha Óg), D Hogan (Killeagh), C O’Brien (Midleton); R Landers (Killeagh), C Joyce (Kiltha Óg), D Healy (Kiltha Óg); S Quirke (Midleton), R McCarthy (Killeagh); C Hickey (Lisgoold), G Carroll (Midleton), R O’Regan (Midleton); J Hankard (Fr O’Neill’s), J Stack (Kiltha Óg), K Farmer (Midleton).
Subs: O Broderick (Killeagh) for Landers (35 mins); A Nganou for Quirke (50); P Hassett (Fr O’Neill’s) for Hickey (59).

CBC: C Long (Glen Rovers); D Barry (Sarsfields), P Hennessy (Mallow), C O’Donovan (Douglas); C Daly (Lismore), I Daly (Lismore), G Mulcahy (Glen Rovers); D Hanlon (Blarney), K Finn (Midleton); O McCarty (Inniscarra), N Hartnett (Douglas), S Barrett (Blarney); J Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), J O’Kelly (St Finbarr’s), P Power (Blarney).
Subs: J Scally (Bishopstown) for McCarthy (50); R Cotter (Blackrock) for O’Kelly (59).

Referee: J Murphy (Limerick).

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student / OAPS – €5
Under 14s – Free

Match Programme

Pick up a copy of the 44 page souvenir match programme for the Harty Cup and Tom Collum Cup Final double-header for 3 euro.

Paths to the Final – Harty Cup Final

Christian Brothers College, Cork
Semi-Final – Christian Brothers College, Cork 2-12 Thurles CBS 0-13
Quarter-Final – Christian Brothers College, Cork 2-14 Nenagh CBS 2-12
Round 3 – Christian Brothers College, Cork 4-19 Thurles CBS 1-13
Round 2 – BYE
Round 1 – Christian Brothers College, Cork 6-19 Castletroy College 0-10

Midleton CBS
Semi-Final – Midleton CBS 1-11 De La Salle College Waterford 0-12
Quarter-Final – Midleton CBS 7-15 Our Ladys Templemore 0-19
Round 3 – Midleton CBS 2-19 St. Flannans Ennis 1-10
Round 2 – Midleton CBS 1-13 De La Salle College Waterford 2-10
Round 1 – BYE

Paths to the Final – Tom Collum Cup Final

St. Francis College Rochestown
Semi-Final – St. Francis College Rochestown 2-12 Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc 1-11
Quarter-Final – St. Francis College Rochestown 1-14 Abbey CBS 0-5
Last 16 – St. Francis College Rochestown 2-18 Kinsale Community School 2-9
Round 1 – St. Francis College Rochestown 1-16 Rice College Ennis 0-11

Hamilton High School Bandon
Semi-Final – Hamilton High School Bandon 1-13 Cashel C.S. 0-14
Quarter-Final – Hamilton High School Bandon 2-14 Scoil Na Trioniode Doon 1-11
Last 16 – Hamilton High School Bandon 3-22 Glanmire Community College 0-8
Round 3 – Hamilton High School Bandon 0-21 Pobail Scoil Na Trionide, Youghal 1-13
Round 2 – Hamilton High School Bandon 3-26 Scoil Phobal Roscrea 1-12
Round 1 – BYE

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Cork 1-20 Clare 0-20

Cork defeated Clare by 1-20 to 0-20 in Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Saturday February 16th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Allianz Football League Division 2 – Clare 3-13 Cork 1-10

Clare defeated Cork by 3-13 to 1-10 in Round 3 of the Allianz Football League Division 2 on Sunday February 10th at Cusack Park Ennis.

Fixture Details

10.02.2019 (Sun)
Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 3
Cusack Park, Ennis 14:00
An Clár v Corcaigh
Referee: Paddy Neilan (Ros Comáin)

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Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Wexford 1-18 Cork 0-17

Wexford defeated Cork by 1-18 to 0-17 in Round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Sunday February 3rd at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Fixture Details

03.02.2019 (Sun)
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 2
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork 15:00
Corcaigh v Loch Garman
Referee: Johnny Murphy (Luimneach)

2019 Munster GAA Convention

The 2019 Munster GAA Annual Convention will take place on Friday January 25th at 8pm in The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, County Limerick.

Attached please find the Convention Booklet which includes:
1. Agenda for Convention
2. Annual Report on Activities 2018
3. Audited Accounts for Year Ended 31/10/2018
4. Nominations

2019 Munster GAA Convention Booklet – PDF format

Outgoing Munster Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan (Cork) will step down at Convention
following the completion of his three year term.

Pictured above – Jerry O’Sullivan

Outgoing Munster Vice-Chairman Liam Lenihan (Limerick) will be elected unopposed to the position of Munster Chairman at the 2019 Convention. Ger Ryan (Tipperary) will be elected unopposed to the position of Munster Vice-Chairman.

Pictured above – Liam Lenihan

Munster GAA Chairmen – 1901 to 2019

2019 Munster Scór na nÓg Final

The 2019 Munster Scór na nÓg Final took place on Sunday January 20th at Cappoquin.

The winners were as follows –

RINCE FOIRNE – TIOBRAID ÁRANN (Newcastle) – Caelinn Nic Craith, Sorcha Ní Ingléis, Emma Wyse, Ciara Ní Ingleis, Aoife Ni Laocha, Abbie Ní Laoire, Amy Ní Dhubhuir, Orlaith Ní Dhaltúin
BAILEAD GHRÚPA – CORCAIGH (Cullen) – Clodagh Ní Chonchubhair, Mairéad Ní Mhuineachain, Cáit Ní Shúilleabháin, Gemma de Nógla, Eimly de Nógla
LÉIRIÚ – CIARRAÍ (Na Gaeil) – Aoife Ni Shuilleabháin, Áine Ní Shuilleabháin, Isabelle Ní Chonchra, Emily Ní Chonchra, Joshua de Róiste, Dearbhla Ní Chuirc, Ruairí Ó Riain, Grainne Ní Chuirc
CEOL UIRLISE – CORCAIGH (Kilshannig) – Robaird Ó Duinn, Marc Ó Sé, Éoin Tornóir, Aoife Tornóir, Sorcha Ní Ghuiní
RINCE SEIT – CIARRAÍ (Spa) – Érin Ní Aoláin, Órlaith Ní Spealáin, Eleana Ní Donnchú, Aoife Ní Donnchú, Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin, Cianán Ó Súilleabháin, Dara Ó Brosnacháin, Diarmúid Ó Donnabháin

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An Clár

McGrath Cup Football Final – Clare 1-9 Cork 0-9

Clare defeated Cork by 1-9 to 0-9 in the 2019 McGrath Cup Football Final on Saturday January 12th at Hennessy Memorial Park Miltown Malbay.

Late rally sees Clare claim first McGrath Cup since 2008

Clare 1-9 – 0-9 Cork

Report by Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A flurry of late points saw Clare crowned McGrath Cup football champions for the first time in 11 years.

With the sides deadlocked at 1-6 to 0-9 entering the final 10 minutes, it was the home outfit who made the decisive burst as back-to-back Keelan Sexton points were followed by a game-clinching score from half-back Dean Ryan in the second minute of stoppages.

Cork required a goal to force extra-time at Miltown-Malbay, but it was Clare who engineered a green flag opening in injury-time, Cork ‘keeper Chris Kelly expertly tipping Sexton’s drive around the post.

The three-point win represented Clare’s first McGrath Cup success since 2008 and will have them in confident mood ahead of the visit of Donegal to Ennis, for the first round of the Allianz league, in a fortnight.

The pick-up in intensity in the second period, as well as the mildly entertaining conclusion, stood in stark contrast to a pretty dire first-half of football which saw Clare lead 1-3 to 0-3 at the break.

Spectators at Miltown-Malbay were treated to just seven scores during the opening 35 minutes of football, only three of which arrived from open play. The score which separated the sides at the break was Gordon Kelly’s eighth-minute goal, his speculative effort from out the field deceiving newcomer Kelly between the Cork sticks.

With Gary Brennan at full-forward, Clare had thrice gone long in the opening minutes in a bid to exploit the offensive mark, but with no success enjoyed, it was a ploy that was largely abandoned for the remainder of the half. Brennan, with a fine kick, was responsible for Clare’s sole first-half point from play.

Down the other end of the field, Cian Kiely’s 5th-minute effort was Cork’s sole first-half score from play. Two Stephen Sherlock frees completed their measly 0-3 total.

The introduction of Keelan Sexton at half-time gave Clare a second forward target to aim at, the Kilmurry Ibrickane sharpshooter and Gary Brennan extending the Banner’s lead at a wet and windy Miltown-Malbay to five points.

Cork finally shook themselves into action thereafter. Two apiece from Mark Collins and Damien Gore, along with a Peter Kelleher white flag, had the visitors back on level terms. This five-in-a-row was by some distance their most productive spell of the game. Crucially, though, they never snuck their noses in front, with Clare landing the vital scores as the finishing line came into view.

Scorers for Clare: K Sexton (0-4, 0-3 frees); G Kelly (1-0); C O’Connor (0-2 frees), G Brennan (0-2); D Ryan (0-1).

Scorers for Cork: S Sherlock (0-2 frees), M Collins (0-2, 0-1 free), D Gore (0-2, 0-1 free); E McSweeney, C Kiely, P Kelleher (0-1 each).

Clare: E Tubridy; G Kelly, C Brennan, K Harnett; D Ryan, A Fitzgerald, E Collins; D Bohannon, C O’Connor; C O’Dea, D O’Halloran, D Coughlan; G Cooney, G Brennan, K Malone.
Subs: K Sexton for O’Halloran, S O’Donoghue for Gooney (both HT); G O’Brien for Malone (47 mins); D Tubridy for Bohannon (55); S Collins for Coughlan (57).

Cork: C Kelly; S Ryan, P Murphy, A Browne; L O’Donovan, T Clancy, S Cronin; J Fitzpatrick, R O’Toole; J O’Rourke, E McSweeney, C Kiely; M Collins, P Kelleher, S Sherlock.
Subs: D Gore for Sherlock (43 mins); N Walsh for Ryan, K O’Donovan for O’Rourke (both 51); T Corkery for Kiely (60); for B Murphy for Cronin (66).

Referee: P O’Sullivan (Kerry)

Fixture Details

Saturday January 12th
2019 McGrath Cup Football Final
Clare v Cork
Venue: Miltown-Malbay @ 2pm
Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)
Extra time if necessary (Result on the Day)

Ticket Information

Adult General Admission: €10.00
U-16’s Free
Students/Seniors will receive €5 concession on full priced tickets with valid ID prior to entry.

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Tickets can also be purchased in advance at participating Centra & Supervalu outlets.

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