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)


Munster Hurling League – Limerick 4-14 Kerry 0-11

Limerick defeated Kerry by 4-14 to 0-11 in Round 2 of the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League on Thursday December 20th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


Slick Limerick’s class proves too much for gutsy Kingdom

Report By Mortimer Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick 4-14 – 0-11 Kerry

All-Ireland champions Limerick proved too strong for a young Kerry side in this Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Group A, Round 2 game at Austin Stack Park last night.

Played in difficult conditions, Limerick manager John Kiely made seven changes to the side that lost to Tipperary in round one just six days ago. But it mattered little as they excelled in front of 800 hardy spectators.

Robbie Hanley from Kilmallock put in a strong claim to be part of the league squad at a minimum while his club mate Barry Hennessy got a start in goal. Diarmaid Byrnes was the winner’s most impressive defender while Barry Murphy caught the eye up front.

Limerick made an explosive start with two goals inside the opening three minutes with David Reidy hitting the back of the Kerry net after 18 seconds and two minutes later Oisin O’Reilly intercepted a poor Kerry clearance and shot low to the corner of the net. When Barry Murphy added a point, Kerry looked in deep trouble but they rallied and fired over four unanswered points from Michael O’Leary (two), Shane Conway, and Jordan Conway.

Limerick finally ended a 12-minute wait drought that included four wides when Tom Morrissey fired over from an acute angle but the Kerry defence — particularly Sean Weir, Jason Diggins, and Mikey Boyle — were making life were uncomfortable for the Limerick attack. Conditions made even holding the hurley difficult as Limerick added a free from Colin Ryan and a beauty from play by Barry Murphy. But Kerry hit back with two Shane Conway points, one from play and the other a free as Kerry retired happy at the interval trailing by just four, 2-4 to 0-6.

The Limerick full-back line had repelled a number of dangerous Kerry attacks with Sean Finn and Byrnes outstanding but they lost centre forward David Reidy with a shoulder injury. However within 13 seconds of the restart Limerick struck for a killer goal when Graeme Mulcahy slipped in for a third goal. Limerick dominated the rest of the game with Barry Murphy impressing with some fine points, while Diarmuid Byrnes came up from wing back to make it 3-9 to 0-7 with 20 minutes remaining.

Kerry wing-back Jason Diggins scored possibly the point of the game from in front of the stand in the 65th minute which drew applause from supporters who enjoyed the physical nature of the contest.

Though Kerry put it up to Limerick in the opening half, class won out in the second, though Pádraig Boyle came on for Kerry and scored a nice three-point cameo, it was the All-Ireland champions who finished in style with Barry Murphy lobbing Kerry keeper Martin Stackpoole for goal number four while Oisin O’Reilly added a point as Limerick eased to a comfortable 15-point win.

Scorers: Limerick; B Murphy (1-6, 3 frees), O O‘Reilly (1-1), D Reidy and G Mulcahy (1-0 each), G Hegarty (0-3, 1 s/l), C Ryan (0-2, 1 free), D Byrnes and T Morrissey (0-1 each)
Kerry: S Conway (0-4, 3 frees), P Boyle (0-3, 2 frees), M O’Leary (0-2), J Diggins and J Conway (0-1 each)

Teams:

LIMERICK: B Hennessy ; W O’Meara, S Finn, L Lyons; D Byrnes, D Morrissey, P O’Loughlin ; R Hanley, C Ryan ; G Hegarty, D Reidy , T Morrissey ; B Murphy , S Flanagan, O O’Reilly.
Subs: G Mulcahy for D Reidy (35), A Costello for L Lyons (48), R Connolly (Adare) for W O’Meara (53),

KERRY: M Stackpoole; S Weir, B Murphy, E Leen; J Diggins, M Boyle, P Kelly ; D Griffin, B Barrett; J Conway, M O Leary , M Leane; J Goulding, S Conway, D Goggin
Subs: J O’Connor for E Leen (h/t), Pádraig Boyle Ballyduff for D Goggin (48), Michael Slattery (Abbeydorney) for P Kelly (48), Niall O’Mahony (Abbeydorney) for D Griffin (54), E Murphy for M Leen (66)

Referee: C Lyons( Cork)


Fixture Details

Thursday December 20th
2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Group A Round 2
Kerry v Limerick
Venue: Austin Stack Park Tralee @ 7:30pm
Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)


Ticket Information
Adult General Admission: €10.00
U-16’s: Free
Students/OAP’s receive €5 concession at the designated stile prior to entry with valid id.

Tickets are available to purchase in advance via participating Centra and Supervalu outlets


Team News

2018 Munster GAA Awards

The 2018 Munster GAA Awards took place on Saturday December 8th at a gala dinner in the Fota Island Resort Hotel in Cork.


Click here to view photos from the night


The full list of Munster GAA Award winners for 2018 are as follows:

Sean Hayes (Minor Hurling)
Paul Walsh (Minor Football)
Aoife Murray (Camogie)
Aine O’Sullivan (Ladies Football)
Donal O’Sullivan (Under 20 Football)
Mark Coleman (Under 21 Hurling)
Seamus Hayes (Distinguished Service)
Ballygunner (Club)
Kavan O’Keeffe (Handball)
Joe McKenna (Hall of Fame Hurling)
Johnny Hennessey (Hall of Fame Football)
Sean O’Shea (Senior Football)
Seamus Harnedy (Senior Hurling)
John Kiely (Manager)


Munster GAA Award Winners 2018
Back row (left to right) – Kieran Leddy (Munster GAA CEO), Anthony Walsh (Munster GAA PRO), Gerry Cullinan (Ballygunner – Club of the Year), Sean O’Shea (Senior Footballer of the Year), Sean Hayes (Minor Hurler of the Year), Kavan O’Keeffe (Handballer of the Year), Seamus Harnedy (Senior Hurler of the Year), Donal O’Sullivan (Under 20 Footballer of the Year), Mark Coleman (Under 21 Hurler of the Year), John Brennan (Munster GAA Operations Manager), Pearse Murphy (Munster GAA Treasurer)
Front row (left to right) – Seamus Hayes (Distinguished Service Award), Johnny Hennessey (Hall of Fame Football), Paul Walsh (Minor Footballer of the Year), Liam Lenihan (Munster GAA Vice-Chairman), Jerry O’Sullivan (Munster GAA Chairman), Aoife Murray (Camogie Player of the Year), John Kiely (Manager of the Year), Aine O’Sullivan (Ladies Footballer of the Year), Joe McKenna (Hall of Fame Hurling)

Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Launch

Games & Fixtures Released for Munster Hurling League 2019
Co-Op Superstores teams up with Munster GAA as sponsor for a 3rd year

The opening round of the up and coming Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League 2019 sees All-Ireland Champions, Limerick take on Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Friday, 14th of December.

Commenting at the launch of the competition, which took place at Co-Op Superstores in Raheen, Limerick which is the flagship store in Dairygold’s retail network, Munster Council Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan said: “I am delighted that all six counties will participate in the 2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League. The Munster Council is pleased to facilitate this competition for our counties as it provides participating teams with a great opportunity to prepare for the very competitive Allianz League. I am delighted to welcome Co-Op Superstores as the competition sponsor once again. I thank them for their continued support and look forward to working with them in the months ahead.”

Co-Op Superstores is the retail division of Dairygold Co-Operative. Jim Woulfe, Dairygold CEO stated: “We are very pleased to join forces once again with Munster GAA in what is an extraordinary and unprecedented era for Hurling. As an organisation deeply embedded in Munster, Dairygold through our network of retail stores and our online store coopsuperstores.ie is connected with the GAA across all communities. We are looking forward to being part of another exciting League which gets the 2019 hurling season underway in Munster.”


2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Fixtures


The launch was attended by Cork Manager, John Meyler, Limerick Manager, John Kiely, Tipperary Manager, Liam Sheedy, Clare Manager, Gerry O’Connor, Waterford Manager, Paraic Fanning and Kerry Manager, Fintan O’Connor. They were joined by Cork player, Seamus Harnedy, Limerick player, Sean Finn, Tipperary player, Seamus Callanan, Clare player, Conor Cleary, Waterford player, Stephen Bennett and Kerry player Jordan Conway.

About Co-Op Superstores
With a network of stores across Munster and online at coopsuperstores.ie, this sponsorship is an ideal fit for the retail arm of Dairygold as it too is at the heart of local communities across the province.

Co-Op Superstores has something for everyone in the community. From Stoves and Coal to Lawnmowers and Electrical Appliances, they have become a destination for all things Farm, Home and Garden. Customers can now opt for nationwide delivery direct to their home, farm or business by shopping their online store at www.coopsuperstores.ie.


2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Fixtures


Munster Coaching Skills Workshop


Munster Camogie/GAA Coaching Skills Workshop – Saturday 8th December 2018, UL Sport, Co Limerick

Munster Camogie Council are pleased to be hosting a Coaching Skills Workshop on Saturday 8th December 2018, 11-2pm @ UL Sport, Co Limerick as part of our commitment to increasing the skills and knowledge of our coaches. We have a stellar line up of coaches, tutors and players delivering including – Alan Cunningham, Seoirse Bulfin, Damien Coleman and more!

The workshops are open to all qualified Camogie/GAA coaches and will focus on working with players aged 11-17yrs, cost is €20pp.

Please click on the link below to sign up and for more detailed information on each workshop – places are limited to 100 coaches at each venue, lunch is included in the ticket price and no refunds will be available!

Limerick (UL Sport) – Saturday 8th December, 11-2pm – GUEST TUTORS INCLUDE = Alan Cunningham, Seoirse Bulfin, Damien Coleman, Colm O’Brien

Click for more details & to sign up


All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final – Limerick 3-16 Galway 2-18

Limerick defeated Galway by 3-16 to 2-18 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday August 19th at Croke Park.


Match Highlights


Limerick win first All-Ireland SHC title since ’73

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final

LIMERICK 3-16 GALWAY 2-18

By John Harrington for GAA.ie

Limerick’s long wait is finally over.

45 years of hurt were washed away when Declan Hannon became the first Treaty County captain since 1973 to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup to the skies after a heart-stopping All-Ireland Final.

It looked like the Shannonsiders were coasting towards a comfortable win when Shane Dowling’s 68th minute goal gave them an eight-point lead.

But the hurling gods simply refused to let arguably the greatest hurling championship of all time end with anything other than a cymbal crashing crescendo.

In the ten minutes of injury-time played Galway summoned an almighty late charge that saw them score 2-2 and win a last-gasp free that gave Joe Canning a chance to level it at the death.

It was just outside his range though, and when the ball dropped into a forest of hurleys and hands it was Limerick’s Tom Condon who won it.

He managed to wriggle clear from the pack and hand-passed it out to Tom Morrisssey on the wing as James Owens blew the final whistle to send every Limerick person in the stadium to seventh heaven.

Maybe doing it the hard way will have made it feel all the more special for Limerick, but for a long time it looked like they were going to win this match with surprising ease.

Galway have made a habit of starting quickly in matches this year, but right from the start they were very much on the back-foot in this match.

Limerick’s industry without the ball was hugely impressive, and it meant Galway men had barely a second to get their head up before being engulfed in green.

The Limerick forwards were setting the tone in this regard, harrying and hassling for all their worth, and the sight of a Galway ball-carrier being set upon by packs of hungry tacklers was quickly becoming commonplace.

Limerick betrayed their nerves with some poor shooting, but overall the way they settled into the match was hugely impressive as they quickly raced into a three-point lead.

Aaron Gillane, who was being picked up by Daithi Burke, opened the scoring, and then Kyle Hayes and Graeme Mulcahy followed up with two more points.

The Hayes point summed up Limerick’s attitude in the opening exchanges. He burst a gut to intercept an Adrian Tuohey short pass from defence, and then lanced the ball confidently over the bar.

There was more method to Limerick’s attacking play than Galway’s. The Tribesmen were lumping the ball long into Jonathan Glynn and hoping for the best, but Limerick full-back Mike Casey was sticking doggedly to his task despite a big disadvantage in height and weight.

A Joe Canning ’65 and a nice point from David Burke got Galway off the mark, and by the 15th minute they had drawn level on five points apiece.

They briefly moved into the lead when Joe Cooney pointed, but then Limerick landed the heaviest blow of the match yet when they scored a scrappy goal. Hayes did brilliantly to pick out Mulcahy with a cross-field ball but as the corner-forward bore down on goal he was stripped of possession.

He managed to scuff the ball on the ground in front of him and then got a lucky break when James Skehill’s attempt to smother it seemed to ricochet of McInerney and back into Mulcahy’s path which allowed him to scuff it over the line from close range.

By the 28th minute Limerick were 1-8 to 0-6 ahead thanks to a Tom Morrissey point and two inspirational long-rangers from their increasingly influential captain Declan Hannon.

They really should have been even more than five points ahead by now though, because they’d also hit 10 wides, many of them of the poor variety.

Galway were just about hanging in there, and three points in a row from Burke, Canning (f) and Joseph Cooney had the gap down to three as the first-half bled into injury-time.

There was one last Limerick flourish before half-time though, as a Gillane free and a classy Seamus Flanagan gave them a four point lead going to the dressing-room that probably didn’t fully reflect how dominant they had been.

They weren’t as profligate in the second-half though, and before long their dominance was being reflected in a more substantial manner on the score-board.

Centre-forward Kyle Hayes was starting it lord it over Galway centre-back Gearoid McInerney, and three points from him had helped Limerick into a 1-15 to 0-10 lead by the 44th minute.

Galway were looking like a tired team now as they struggle to cope with the pace a faster, hungrier Limerick side were setting. One man in maroon simply refused to give in though – Joe Canning.

The greatest hurler of his generation further gilded that status by playing some incredible hurling in the final 30 minutes of the match.

His initial surge saw him score two classy points from play, but Galway were back on life-support when Tom Morrissey then struck for Limerick’s second goal.

He did brilliantly to dispossess McInerney and go around Adrian Tuohey before controlling the ball with great skill one-handed on his hurley and then lashing it to the back of the net.

Back came Canning with three more points for Galway to reduce the gap to a manageable five before Dowling floored the Tribesmen again with Limerick’s third goal.

Once more, the work ethic of the Limerick forwards played a crucial part in the score as Peter Casey blocked Tuohey’s attempted clearance and then played in Dowling who finished emphatically to the right-corner.

You figured that had to be that, but Galway were resuscitated when Conor Whelan escaped Richie English for the first time in the match to score a life-line of a goal.

Five minutes later Canning lashed a 21 yard free to the back of the net, and suddenly there were only two points between the teams, Limerick leading by 3-15 to 2-16.

Limerick supporters must surely have been thinking this could be ’94 all over again, especially when Niall Burke intercepted a miscued Graeme Mulcahy pass and pointed to reduce the gap to just one.

But Mulcahy atoned for that sin by then scoring a brilliant point to edge Limerick two ahead once more.

There was time for even more late drama though as Canning nervelessly nailed a ’65 in the eight minute of injury-time, presumably after being told there would be time for one more passage of play after the resulting puck-out.

He couldn’t produce any more heroics though as his last-gasp free from around 90 yards fell short, and Limerick cleared their lines to send their supporters delirious.

Scorers for Limerick: Graeme Mulcahy 1-2, Tom Morrissey 1-1, Kyle Hayes 0-4, Shane Dowling 1-0, Aaron Gillane 0-3 (2f), Declan Hannon 0-2, Seamus Flanagan 0-1, Cian Lynch 0-1, Darragh O’Donovan 0-1, Diarmuid Byrnes 0-1.

Scorers for Galway: Joe Canning 1-10 (1-5f), Conor Whelan 1-0, Joseph Cooney 0-3, David Burke 0-3, Padraic Mannion 0-1, Niall Burke 0-1.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Michael Casey, Richie English; Diarmuid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrisey; Darragh O’Donovan, Cian Lynch; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy
Subs: Richie McCarthy for Mike Casey (50), Shane Dowling for Gearoid Hegarty (56), Peter Casey for Seamus Flanagan (64), William O’Donoghue for Darragh O’Donovan (67), Tom Condon for Richie English (72)

GALWAY: James Skehill; Adrian Tuohey, Daithi Burke, John Hanbury; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke; Joseph Cooney, Joe Canning, Jonathan Glynn; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion
Subs: Niall Burke for Cathal Mannion (46), Paul Killeen for John Hanbury (57), Jason Flynn for Conor Cooney (58), Sean Loftus for Johnny Coen (60), Fearghal Flannery for James Skehill (61)

Ref: James Owens (Wexford)


Match Preview


Team News

GALWAY: James Skehill; Adrian Tuohy, Daithi Burke, John Hanbury; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke; Joesph Cooney, Joe Canning, Johnny Glynn; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Mike Casey, Richie English; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey; Darragh O’Donovan, Cian Lynch; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes; Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy.

All-Ireland SHC S-Final Replay – Galway 1-17 Clare 2-13

Galway defeated Clare by 1-17 to 2-13 in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay on Sunday August 5th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Match Highlights



Useful Travel Information

Supporters attending Sunday’s All-Ireland Semi-Final Replay are asked to plan their journey in advance and arrive early ahead of the 2pm throw-in at Semple Stadium.


Public Transportation

Irish Rail Special Services – Sunday August 5th – Click here for details


Driving Routes to Thurles

  • N24 to Tipperary Town, R661 through Holycross, R660 to Thurles
  • N24 to Tipperary Town, N74 to Cashel, M8 to Horse and Jockey, N62 to Thurles (quietest route – suitable for Cattle Mart car park)
  • R503 though Newport (can branch off at Ballycahill for Holycross and take the R660 to Thurles)
  • M7 to Roscrea (exit 22), N62 through Templemore
  • M7 to Moneygall (exit 23), Dunkerrin to Templemore, N62 to Thurles
  • M7 to Nenagh (exit 25), R498 though Borrisoleigh

    Available Car Parks in Thurles

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  • Munster Under 15 Hurling Development Squad Competition

    The Munster Under 15 Hurling Development Squad Blitzes took place on Saturday May 5th and Monday May 7th.


    Group 1 – Dr Morris Pk Thurles
    North Tipperary
    Cork City
    East Waterford
    Mid Clare
    Coord: Dinny Maher

    RESULTS MAY 5TH
    11.00am North Tipperary 3-12 Cork City 1-10
    11.00am East Waterford 1-05 Mid Clare 0-15
    12.30pm North Tipperary 3-07 Mid Clare 0-12
    12.30pm East Waterford 1-07 Cork City 1-13
    2.00pm Cork City 5-12 Mid Clare 0-02
    2.00pm East Waterford 0-04 North Tipperary 1-13


    Group 2 – Dungarvan
    East Cork
    West Waterford
    South/East Limerick
    Coord: Barry Dunne

    RESULTS MAY 5TH
    11.00am East Cork 1-20 West Waterford 1-10
    12.45pm South/East Limerick 4-12 East Cork 2-08
    2.30pm West Waterford 4-12 South/East Limerick 1-10


    Group 3 – Mallow
    Kerry
    Mid/West Cork
    South Tipperary
    North Clare
    Coord: Colm Crowley

    RESULTS MAY 5TH
    11.00am Kerry 0-06 Mid/West Cork 3-16
    11.00am South Tipperary 2-11 North Clare 2-06
    12.30pm Kerry 1-08 North Clare 4-14
    12.30pm South Tipperary 2-12 Mid/West Cork 4-10
    2.00pm Kerry 0-03 South Tipperary 9-10
    2.00pm Mid/West Cork 2-04 North Clare 1-11


    Group 4 – Clarecastle
    North Cork
    Mid Tipperary
    East Clare
    City/West Limerick
    Coord: Peter Casey

    RESULTS MAY 5TH
    11.00am North Cork 1-11 Mid Tipperary 3-08
    11.00am East Clare 1-06 City/West Limerick 1-09
    12.30pm North Cork 3-04 City/West Limerick 1-12
    12.30pm East Clare 1-03 Mid Tipperary 2-14
    2.00pm Mid Tipperary 6-08 City/West Limerick 1-06
    2.00pm East Clare 4-11 North Cork 4-11


    RULES
    1. Games in Groups 1,3 & 4 are 20 minutes a side. Games in Group 2 are 30 mins
    2. Top teams in each Group qualify for semi finals.
    3. In the case of two teams finishing level the ‘head to head’ game first will decide. If a draw then least scores conceded will decide
    4. Unlimited Substitutions

    Finals – Monday May 7th 2018 – Mallow

    Semi Finals
    11.00am East Cork 1-19 North Tipperary 0-13
    11.00am South Tipperary 1-13 Mid Tipperary 0-15

    12.30pm Final – East Cork 3-14 South Tipperary 4-4
    Plate Final – North Tipperary 1-9 Mid Tipperary 0-6
    Co ord: Kevin O’Callaghan


    Munster GAA Senior Championship Tickets now on sale

    Tickets for the Munster GAA Senior Hurling and Football Championship are now on sale.

    Tickets are available for purchase via gaa.ie/tickets
    and participating Centra and Supervalu Outlets (Ticketing Store Locator)


    Munster GAA Championship Launch 2018


    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.
    * General Admission Price of €20 for Cusack Park Ennis

    The above prices are pre purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day


    Ticket Prices – Senior Football Quarter-Final & Semi-Final Championship Matches

    Adult: €15 General Admission
    Under 16s: Free of charge 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. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day


    Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championship Fixtures 2018

    Munster GAA Event Calendar 2018