All-Ireland Scór Sinear Final 2019

The 2019 All-Ireland Scór Sinear Final will take place on Saturday April 13th at 3pm in Castlebar.


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


Corn Ui Mhuiri Under 19 A Football Final Replay – P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 3-11 St. Brendan’s Killarney 0-16

P.S Chorca Dhuibhne defeated St. Brendan’s Killarney by 3-11 to 0-16 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Under 19 A Football Final Replay on Saturday March 2nd at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


Full Match Coverage


Storming finish sees Chorca Dhuibhne claim a sixth Corn Uí Mhuirí title

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 3-11 – 0-16 St Brendan’s College, Killarney

A stunning last 11 minutes powered Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne to a sixth Corn Uí Mhuirí title.

Trailing by the minimum with 12 minutes remaining, the Dingle college kicked the last five scores of this replay to retain the Munster crown.

Somewhat ironically, Dingle’s superb finish directly followed the sending to the stand of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and selector Tommy Griffin. Both mentors were dismissed to the terrace at the same time by referee James Bermingham.

Having notched 1-2 without reply at the beginning of the second-half to establish a 3-5 to 0-11 lead, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, with the wind at their backs, looked a safe bet for victory. But credit to St Brendan’s who kicked five of the game’s next six scores to move back in front. The Sem, however, had no answer to their opponents’ finishing burst, as Cathal Ó Beaglaoich and four from the outstanding Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich sealed the verdict.

St Brendan’s enjoyed the backing of a near gale in the opening period but didn’t make half enough use of the elements and were only two clear at the break, 0-11 to 2-3.

As was the case in the drawn game, St Brendans’ shooting was terribly erratic, with the Killarney college finishing the first-half with eight wides. The other problem for St Brendan’s was Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich, the Dingle corner-forward kicking his team’s entire first-half total of 2-3.

His first goal arrived a minute and a half after throw-in. Ó Beaglaoich’s second on 12 minutes, mind you, was arguably more important as it followed a run of four St Brendan’s points and even though the Sem would add another four without reply after the concession of that second green flag, they were still just one in front.

That first-half effort, against the elements, would prove crucial in delivering the Dingle nursery their sixth Munster senior crown since 2012.

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: R Ó Beaglaoich (2-7, 0-4 frees); J Aghas (1-0); C Ó Failbhe, D Ó Geibheannaigh, C Ó Beaglaoich, M Ó Mainín (0-1 each).

Scorers for St Brendan’s: R O’Grady (0-6, 0-5 frees); E O’Shea (0-4, 0-3 frees); P D’Arcy (0-3); P O’Shea (0-2); M Kelliher (0-1, 0-1 ‘45)’.

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: D Uosis (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Flannúra (Daingean Uí Chúis), T Ó Dubháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), S Ó Loingsigh (An Ghaeltacht); P Ó Cathalláin (An Ghaeltacht), G Ó Leidhinn (Abhainn an Scáil), S Óg Ó Moráin (Daingean Uí Chúis); J Aghas (Abhainn an Scáil), C Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht); S Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht), Colm Ó Muircheartaigh (Abhainn an Scáil), Colin Ó Muircheartaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis); D Ó Geibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), C Ó Failbhe (Abhainn an Scáil), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).
Subs: M Ó Mainín (Lios Póil) for Colin Ó Muircheartaigh (45 mins); C Ó Catháin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for Ó Conchúir (52).

St Brendan’s College: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); P O’Sullivan (Legion), G Vaughan (Spa), M Cooper (Dr Crokes); E Looney (Dr Crokes), K O’Donoghue (Legion), E Smith (Legion); M Lenihan (Dr Crokes), D Lyne (Lyne); E O’Sullivan (Legion), P O’Shea (Kilcummin), E Finnan (Glenflesk); R O’Grady (Legion), E O’Shea (Fossa), P D’Arcy (Glenflesk).
Subs: N O’Shea (Dr Crokes) for Smith (HT); D Donoghue (Firies) for O’Grady (60); T Sparling (Dr Crokes) for Looney (60).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork).


Drawn Game – St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-9 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12

Watch the Drawn game in full


Fixture Details

Saturday March 2nd @ 4pm
St. Brendan’s Killarney v P.S Chorca Dhuibhne
Venue: Austin Stack Park Tralee
Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)
Extra Time if Necessary (Result on the Day)


Paths to the Final

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-9 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12
Semi-Final – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-13 St. Francis College Rochestown 2-6
Quarter-Final – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1-5 St. Flannans 1-3
Round 3 – Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 4-8 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10
Round 2 – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 5-17 De La Salle College Macroom 1-4
Round 1 – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-18 Skibbereen Community School 1-7

Totals – For 10-75 (105) Against 10-37 (67)

St. Brendan’s Killarney
Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-9 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12
Semi-Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-11 Clonakilty Community College 0-8
Quarter-Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-17 Tralee CBS 3-9
Round 3 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 4-4 Mercy Mounthawk 1-8
Round 2 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 4-16 Clonakilty Community College 0-5
Round 1 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-10 I.S. Killorglin 0-7

Totals – For 15-67 (112) Against 4-49 (61)


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


Roll of Honour

Corn Ui Mhuiri Final – St. Brendan’s 1-9 PSCD 0-12

St. Brendan’s Killarney and P.S Chorca Dhuibhne played out a 1-9 to 0-12 draw in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Under 19 A Football Final on Saturday February 23rd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. The replay is fixed for Saturday March 2nd at 2pm in Austin Stack Park Tralee.


Full Match Coverage


St Brendan’s and Chorcha Dhuibhne must do it again after Corn Uí Mhuirí final ends level

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Brendan’s Killarney 1-9 – 0-12 PS Chorcha Dhuibhne

St Brendan’s and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne will meet again next Saturday after today’s Corn Uí Mhuirí final finished level.

Behind by 0-5 to 0-2 at the break, St Brendan’s hit stride early in the second period, outscoring their opponents by 1-5 to 0-3 in the 12 minutes after the restart to move into a 1-7 to 0-8 lead. Emmet O’Shea supplied the St Brendan’s goal, with O’Shea and D’Arcy kicking two apiece during this spell of supremacy.

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne stemmed the tide with three-in-a-row from Dylan Ó Geibheannaigh, Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich and Cathal Ó Beaglaoich to go back in front. The Killarney school did manage to once more sneak back into pole position, the final score of this final kicked by Dingle’s Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich on 55 minutes. Both sides had chances to nab a winner, but neither could land that crucial score.

St Brendan’s would have been disgusted to have found themselves in arrears at the break given they dominated possession and territory. Gary McGrath’s charges, though, time and again let themselves down with a litany of poor wides and a hesitancy when taking aim at the Dingle posts.

The Killarney school finished the half with six wides. There was also three kicks which were blocked down and another point effort which dropped short.

Up the other end, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne were a picture of efficiency. Steven Ó Conchúir and Dylan Ó Geibheannaigh sniped a pair apiece, with goalkeeper Deividas Uosis coming forward to convert a free. The Dingle shot-stopper, when called upon to kick a second free on 29 minutes, was off target, their first wide of the game.

St Brendan’s economy in front of goal improved sufficiently in the second period to haul themselves back into contention.

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: D Ó Geibheannaigh (0-4, 0-1 free); R Ó Beaglaoich (0-2 frees), C Ó Beaglaoich, S Ó Conchúir (0-2 each); D Uosis (0-1 free), S Óg Ó Moráin (0-1 each)

Scorers for St Brendan’s College: Killarney: E O’Shea (1-4, 0-2 frees); P O’Shea, P D’Arcy (0-2 each); M Lenihan (0-1).

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: D Uosis (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Flannúra (Daingean Uí Chúis), T Ó Dubháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), S Ó Loingsigh (An Ghaeltacht); P Ó Cathalláin (An Ghaeltacht), G Ó Leidhinn (Abhainn an Scáil), S Óg Ó Moráin (Daingean Uí Chúis); J Aghas (Abhainn an Scáil), C Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht); S Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht), Colm Ó Muircheartaigh (Abhainn an Scáil), Colin Ó Muircheartaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis); D Ó Geibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), C Ó Failbhe (Abhainn an Scáil), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).
Subs: C Ó Catháin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for Ó Cathalláin (46)

St Brendan’s College: Killarney: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); P O’Sullivan (Legion), G Vaughan (Spa), M Cooper (Dr Crokes); K O’Donoghue (Legion), T Sparling (Dr Crokes), E Smith (Legion); M Lenihan (Dr Crokes), D Lyne (Legion); E Finnan (Glenflesk), P O’Shea (Kilcummin), E O’Sullivan (Legion); R O’Grady (Legion), E O’Shea (Fossa), P D’Arcy (Glenflesk)
Subs: E Looney (Dr Crokes) for Sparling (20 mins); D Donoghue (Firies) for O’Grady (HT); N O’Shea (Dr Crokes) for Finnan (50); H Potts (Dr Crokes) for Smith (60); D Flemming (Glenflesk) for Donoghue (60).

Referee: D O’Mahoney (Tipperary).


Paths to the Final

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Semi-Final – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-13 St. Francis College Rochestown 2-6
Quarter-Final – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1-5 St. Flannans 1-3
Round 3 – Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 4-8 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10
Round 2 – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 5-17 De La Salle College Macroom 1-4
Round 1 – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-18 Skibbereen Community School 1-7

Totals – For 10-63 (93) Against 9-28 (55)

St. Brendan’s Killarney
Semi-Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-11 Clonakilty Community College 0-8
Quarter-Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-17 Tralee CBS 3-9
Round 3 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 4-4 Mercy Mounthawk 1-8
Round 2 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 4-16 Clonakilty Community College 0-5
Round 1 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-10 I.S. Killorglin 0-7

Totals – For 14-58 (100) Against 4-37 (49)


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


Match Programme

Pick up a copy of the 32 page souvenir match programme for the Corn Ui Mhuiri Final for 3 euro.

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


AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Final – Beaufort (Kerry) 3-17 Easkey (Sligo) 0-5

Beaufort (Kerry) defeated Easkey (Sligo) by 3-17 to 0-5 in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Final on Saturday February 9th at Croke Park.




Fixture Details

09.02.2019 (Sat)
AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh
15:00 Beaufort (Ciarraí) v Easkey (Sligeach)
(E.T. if Necessary)


AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final – Kilcummin (Kerry) 5-13 Naomh Éanna (Antrim) 2-9

Kilcummin (Kerry) defeated Naomh Éanna (Antrim) by 5-13 to 2-9 in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final on Saturday February 9th at Croke Park.




Fixture Details

09.02.2019 (Sat)
AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh
16:45 Kilcummin (Ciarraí) v Naomh Éanna (Aontroim)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Munster Hurling League Final – Clare 4-19 Tipperary 1-18

Clare defeated Tipperary by 4-19 to 1-18 in the 2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Final on Sunday January 13th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



Superior goalscoring helps Clare claim early silverware with win over Tipp

Report By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 4-19 – 1-18 Tipperary

Early silverware to Clare, who picked up the Co-Op Superstores Munster SHL trophy yesterday in the Gaelic Grounds before 4,531 spectators. The Banner’s goalscoring ability proved crucial in an entertaining game.

Tipperary started with the breeze, and a sideline cut pointed by Jason Forde, while Clare hit early wides before Colin Guilfoyle tied the game up. A Seamus Callanan 65 was the other score in a low-key opening ten minutes.

Callanan (free), Alan Flynn and Jason Forde pushed Tipp’s lead to 0-4 to 0-1 when Clare struck on 17 minutes – a long delivery spilled to Cathal McInerney near the square, and he buried a goal: 1-1 to 0-5.

The game picked up in intensity. Diarmuid Ryan levelled for Clare and they goaled again, a sweet passing move involving Michael O’Neill and Cathal McInerney ended with Tony Kelly batting to the net. Forde pointed on the puck-out and Callanan added a free: 2-2 to 0-7 on 25 minutes.

Ryan and Niall Deasy (free) pushed Clare three ahead by the half-hour, but Forde, Flynn and Mark Kehoe levelled with three on the spin. There was time for Ryan Taylor and Forde to swap points, leaving it 0-11 to 2-5 at the break.

Clare resumed with a Shane Golden point and a Colin Guilfoyle goal from close range after a good run, with Callanan pointing a free in reply. A Kelly point and it was 3-7 to 0-12 on 40 minutes.

Clare were now on top – a long-range effort from Kelly went all the way to the net on 44 minutes and Ryan, Deasy, Taylor and Guilfoyle points pushed them to 4-13; all Tipperary had in response was a Mark Kehoe point, making it 4-13 to 0-13 at the three quarter stage.

The Banner duly pushed on for the win, despite a late goal by Tipp sub Dan McCormack.


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Scorers for Clare: T. Kelly (2-3)(1 free); C. Guilfoyle (1-3); C. McInerney (1-2); N. Deasy (2 frees), D. Ryan (0-3 each); S. Golden, R. Taylor (0-2 each); M. O’Malley (0-1).

Scorers for Tipperary: S. Callanan (0-8)(6 frees, 1 65); J. Forde (0-5)(1 sideline, 1 free); D. McCormack (1-0); A. Flynn, M. Kehoe (0-2 each); N. McGrath (0-1).

CLARE: D. Tuohy, J. McCarthy, D. McInerney, R. Hayes, A. McCarthy, C. Cleary, C. Malone, S. Golden, T. Kelly (c), D. Ryan, N. Deasy, R. Taylor, C. Guilfoyle, C. McInerney, M. O’Neill.
Subs: P. Collins for O’Neill (53); D. Conroy for Ryan (55); M. O’Malley for A. McCarthy (58); G. Cooney for C. McInerney (65); J. Browne for Hayes (67).

TIPPERARY: B. Hogan, C. Barrett, Padraic Maher, D. Maher, A. Flynn, S. Kennedy, J. O’Dwyer, W. Connors, M. Breen, J. Forde, Patrick Maher, C. English, M. Kehoe, S. Callanan, J. Morris.
Subs: R. Maher for Connors (HT); N. McGrath for Morris (44); D. McCormack for Kehoe (48); K. O’Dwyer for Barrett (57); R. Byrne for Kennedy (inj, 57).

Referee: T. Walsh (Waterford).



Fixture Details

Sunday January 13th
2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Final
Clare v Tipperary
Venue: Gaelic Grounds Limerick @ 2pm
Referee: TBC
Extra time if necessary (Result on the Day)


Ticket Information

Adult General Admission: €10
U-16’s Free
Students/OAPs 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.


Team News

As Tipperary prepare to meet Clare in the 2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Final in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday next, January 13th, at 2pm, manager Liam Sheedy has announced his side to contest this final and it is as follows;
1 Barry Hogan – Kiladangan
2 Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3 Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
4 Donagh Maher – Burgess
5 Alan Flynn – Kiladangan
6 Séamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s
7 Joe O’Dwyer – Killenaule
8 Willie Connors – Kiladangan
9 Michael Breen – Ballina
10 Jason Forde – Silvermines
11 Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha
12 Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s
13 Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
14 Seamus Callanan – Drom-Inch
15 Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg
16 Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha
17 Robert Byrne – Portroe
18 Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
19 Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
20 Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
21 Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
22 Mark McCarthy – Toomevara
23 Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
24 Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
25 Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule
26 David Sweeney – Kiladangan

Clare
1. Donal Tuohy

2. Jason McCarthy
3. David McInerney
4. Rory Hayes

5. Aidan McCarthy
6. Conor Cleary
7. Cathal Malone

8. Shane Golden
9. Tony Kelly

10. Diarmuid Ryan
11. Niall Deasy
12. Ryan Taylor

13. Colin Guilfoyle
14. Cathal McInerney
15. Michael O’Neill

Substitutes

16. Keith Hogan
17. Gary Cooney
18. Michael O’Malley
19. Brian Corry
20. Jack Browne
21. Colm Galvin
22. Ian Galvin
23. David Conroy
24. Rian Considine
25. Podge Collins
26. Jamie Shanahan


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)


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Munster Club SFC Final – Dr. Crokes 1-21 Miltown Malbay 2-9

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) defeated St. Josephs Miltown Malbay (Clare) by 1-21 to 2-9 in the AIB Munster Club Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday November 25th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


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Dr Crokes triumph in Munster

AIB Munster Club SFC Final

DR CROKES (KERRY) 1-21 ST JOSEPH’S MILTOWN MALBAY (CLARE) 2-9

By Paul Brennan at Gaelic Grounds, Limerick

Dr Crokes are champions of Munster for the fifth time in eight years after a comprehensive win over Clare’s St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay. The Killarney club justified hot favouritism to bank their fifth provincial title since 2011 – and eighth in all – although they were made to work hard for their win by a Miltown Malbay that soldiered gamely to the end.


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This was Dr Crokes toughest game of their provincial campaign, but a nine-point win illustrates their dominant position in Munster club football and franks their ambition to regain the All-Ireland title they won and then lost in 2017.

With a busy domestic season still to conclude in Kerry, Dr Crokes will be pleased to have come through this final without any fuss, but the concession of two goals and a two-month gap until an All-Ireland semi-final will focus the minds around Lewis Road over the Christmas.

In perfect conditions in the Gaelic Grounds, Miltown Malbay did exactly what they needed not to do, which was to concede an early goal to Dr Crokes, but it took less than three minutes for David Shaw to find the net after Gavin O’Shea’s point had got Crokes off the mark in the second minute.

Points followed from Daithi Casey, Kieran O’Leary, a pair from Tony Brosnan and a converted ’45’ from goalkeeper Shane Murphy to put the Kerry club 1-6 to no score ahead by the 11th minute, and this final had all the ingredients of a forgettable landslide.

But just as soon as this final looked to be heading towards an embarrassment as such, Miltown Malbay got their game together, kick-started by Kevin Keavey’s 13th minute point.

Midfielder Darragh McDonagh added a second and then in the 20th minute Eoin Cleary played in Oisin Looney who finished confidently past Murphy to cut the gap to five points, 1-7 to 1-2.

Casey and Brian Looney extended the Crokes lead back out to seven points, but Eoin Cleary and then Kieran Malone mined late scores for the west Clare club to help make it a six-point game at the interval, 1-10 to 1-4.

Early points from Brosnan and Looney stretched Dr Crokes’ lead after the restart and they never looked in danger after that as they ran their full bench, including Colm Cooper, who still has to make do with a place on the bench.

Points from McDonagh, Enda O’Gorman and a couple of Eoin Cleary frees kept the scoreboard respectable from Miltown Malbay’s perspective, and it was further embellished when McDonagh scored an added-time goal to give the large Clare support more to cheer about.

Few in Killarney would argue that this win is just the means to a greater end, one they’ll hope ends in the Hogan Stand on St Patrick’s Day.

Scorers for Dr Crokes: Tony Brosnan 0-8 (5fs), David Shaw 1-0, Daithi Casey 0-3 (2fs), Kieran O’Leary 0-2, Brian Looney 0-2, Micheal Burns 0-2, Gavin O’Shea 0-1, Johnny Buckley 0-1, Jordan Kiely 0-1, Shane Murphy 0-1 (’45’).

Scorers for Milltown Malbay: Darragh McDonagh 1-2, Oisin Looney 1-0, Eoin Cleary 0-3 (2fs), Kieran Malone 0-2, Kevin Keavey 0-1, Enda O’Gorman 0-1.

DR CROKES: Shane Murphy, John Payne, Michael Moloney, Fionn Fitzgerald, David O’Leary, Gavin White, Shane Doolan, Johnny Buckley, Daithi Casey, Micheal Burns, Gavin O’Shea, Brian Looney, David Shaw, Kieran O’Leary, Tony Brosnan.
Subs: Michael Potts for S Doolan (40), Colm Cooper for Looney (44), Alan O’Sullivan for M Moloney (48), Jordan Kiely for Shaw (50), David Naughton for D O’Leary (55), Brian Fitzgerald for M Burns (59)

MILLTOWN MALBAY: Sean O’Brien, Aidan McGuane, Enda O’Gorman, Eoin O’Brien, Colin Hehir, Gordon Kelly, Jamesie O’Connor, Oisin Looney, Darragh McDonagh, Kevin Keavey, Conor Cleary, Kieran Malone, Brian Curtin, Eoin Cleary, Cormac Murray.
Subs: Michael Murray for C Hehir (29, inj), Eoin Curtin for K Keavey (ht), Graham Kelly for J O’Connor (44), Sean Malone for B Curtin (50), Euan Reidy for A McGuane (55), Gerard Malone for C Murray (60)

REFEREE: A Kissane (Waterford).


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