Westmeath vs Kerry Joe McDonagh Cup – Live score commentary

Live score commentary from Westmeath vs Kerry Joe McDonagh Cup Round 2, start time is 1:30pm on Saturday. 

Saturday 31 October

Ulster Football preliminary round
Monaghan v Cavan, Clones, 1.15pm  Click for Team News & Live score commentary

Joe McDonagh Cup round 2
Westmeath v Kerry, TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm
Carlow v Antrim, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3pm

Munster Hurling semi-final
Cork v Waterford, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm  Click for Team News & Live score commentary

Leinster Hurling semi-finals
Kilkenny v Dublin, Croke Park, 3.45pm  Click for Team News & Live Score Commentary
Galway v Wexford, Croke Park, 6.15pm – RTÉ

Munster Football quarter-final
Waterford v Limerick, Dungarvan, 7pm – Click for Team News & Live Score Commentary

Six Nations
Wales v Scotland, 2:15pm
Italy v England, 4:45pm
France v Ireland, 8:00pm

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Sunday 1 November

Connacht Football quarter-final
Leitrim v Mayo, Avantcard Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, 1.15pm – RTÉ News Now

Leinster Football round 1
Louth v Longford, TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm – GAAGO
Offaly v Carlow, O’Connor Park, 1.30pm – GAAGO
Wexford v Wicklow, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 1.30pm – GAAGO

Munster Football quarter-final
Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, 1pm – GAAGO

Ulster Football quarter-final
Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, 1.30pm – RTE
Derry v Armagh, Celtic Park, 4pm – BBC NI

Munster Hurling semi-final
Tipperary v Limerick, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 4pm – RTE

Christy Ring Cup round 2A
Kildare v Wicklow, Newbridge, 12.30pm

 

 

Clare vs Armagh – Click for Preview, Team News, Start time & Live scores

The final round of the league division two and we have Clare vs Armagh – Click for Preview, Team News & Live score commentary, the game starts at 2pm on Saturday. 

Clare took a big step towards Division 2 safety with a win over Fermanagh last weekend. But, to ensure survival they need a result against Armagh. The Ulster side will be frustrated at their loss to Roscommon and will be looking to bounce back strongly. Clare vs Armagh takes place at 2pm on Saturday in Cusack Park.

Clare had two points to spare against Fermanagh in a 1-11 vs 1-9 victory that condemned the Ulster side to relegation.

Joe McGann’s superb individual goal was the difference at half-time. After the break, Clare extended their lead with a spread of scorers. Jamie Malone’s 0-3 came at a crucial time. With ten minutes to go, Fermanagh couldn’t reel in the five-point deficit.

Meanwhile, Armagh’s performance against Roscommon perhaps wasn’t deserving of a four point defeat. They gave away two penalties to let Roscommon back into a game in which Armagh were totally controlling.

A further goal for the Connacht side saw Armagh heads drop.

But, there was a lot of good to take from the performance. For example, Armagh were quite efficient in from of the posts.

Kieran McGeeney will still be confident of a promotion. Furthermore, if Cavan do them a favour, they could still go up as Division 2 winners.

Team News

Both sides start their Championship on November 1. So far, neither has picked up any major injury concerns.

Clare play Tipperary who themselves are finding form at the right time. Clare could prioritise staying in Division 2 though. If they do, expect to see a full-strength team take the field against Armagh.

Similarly, getting promoted is no small deal for Armagh. Therefore, McGeeney won’t shy away from letting his big guns loose again. The O’Neill brothers were especially impressive against Roscommon and could be deployed again.

They play Derry in their Ulster Championship opener.

Armagh ( Clare): Blaine Hughes; Patrick Burns, Ryan Kennedy, James Morgan; Conor O’Neill, Callum Cumiskey, Aidan Forker; Niall Grimley, Oisin O’Neill; Rory Grugan, Stefan Campbell, Mark Shields; Jamie Clarke, Rian O’Neill, Conor Turbitt.

Clare (Armagh) Stephen Ryan, Gordon Kelly, Cillian Brennan, Eoghan Collins, Pearse Lillias, Aaron Fitzgerald, Alan Sweeney, Cathal O’Connor, Ciaran Russell, Emmet McMahon, Eoin Cleary, Jamie Malone, Kerman Sexton, Joe McGann, Cian O’Dea

Clare vs Armagh: Division 2, Saturday, October 24th, 2pm (Ennis).

Weekend GAA Fixtures, Live scores & Results

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Tipperary v Clare U20 Hurling – Team News & Click for Live score commentary

We have team news and live score commentary from the U20 Munster hurling championship match  Tipperary v Clare

Tipperary vs Clare marks the beginning of The Premier’s County title defence. After defeating Cork in last year’s All-Ireland final, Tipperary could make it three-in-a-row this year. Meanwhile, Clare are a young side but still boast a host of senior players in their ranks.

Tipperary manager John Devane is able to recall six of the fifteen who started last year’s final to the starting line-up. Captain Eoghan Connolly is joined by Aaron Browne, Johnny Ryan, Gearóid O’Connor, Conor Browne, and Andrew Ormond. Their experience makes the side a strong blend of youth and stature. Furthermore, Seán Hayes and Kian O’Kelly are named to start against Clare after coming off the bench in the final last August.

Captain Connolly is the sole survivor of the 2018 U-21 team that claimed the All-Ireland. Should they win this year, Connolly will have three-in-a-row.

Boris-Ileigh trio Ray McCormack, Kevin Maher, and James Devaney who featured in January’s All-Ireland Club final loss to Ballyhale Shamrocks strengthen John Devane’s side even futher.

Likewise, Clare are not lacking experience in their young side. However, Sean Kelly’s team will have to make do without talisman Aidan McCarthy. McCarthy has a broken thumb but could return if Clare advance on Monday night. Furthermore, Conner Hegarty has a knee injury but a broken nose shouldn’t prevent Shane Meehan from lining out.

Meehan and McCarthy are members of Clare’s senior squad. In addition to them, Cian Galvin, Mark Rodgers, Paddy Donnellan, and Darragh Lohan are members of Clare’s senior panel and are still at Sean Kelly’s disposal.

This amount of firepower makes Clare a threat to Tipperary’s crown. The game is live on TG4.

Tipperary vs Clare: Munster U20 Hurling Championship, Monday October 19th, 7.30pm (Thurles).

 

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Team News

Tipperary : Aaron Browne; Johnny Ryan, Conor Whelan, Eanna McBride; Fintan Purcell, Eoghan Connolly, Ray McCormack; Kevin Maher, Kevin McCarthy; Gearoid O’Connor, Conor Bowe, Devon Ryan; Andrew Ormonde, Kian O’Kelly, Sean Hayes.

Subs: Rhys Skelly, Darragh Flannery, John Ryan, Keith Ryan, Kieran Moloney, Max Hackett, Jack Morrissey, Sean Ryan, James Devaney.

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Clare vs Fermanagh – Preview and live score commentary

Clare vs Fermanagh – Preview and live score commentary for the division two match, throw-in is 1pm on Sunday.

The Division 2 fixture of Clare vs Fermanagh has been thrown into doubt after an outbreak of Covid-19 in the Ulster county. Last Wednesday, Fermanagh GAA announced the suspension of all GAA activity within the county at both club and county level. As a result, Stephen McMenamin’s side could have little or no preparation before the Championship begins.

Several members of Fermanagh’s team tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, the squad is stretched ahead of the return to inter-county action. McMenamin has called for the game against Clare to be postponed due to the lack of preparation his team will have.

“We’re in no shape to play… even long-term if you look at the Ulster Championship, we do want to play it but you’re looking at the level of preparation.”

The former Tyrone defender added that his side should be afforded the chance to enter their League fixtures on a level-playing field. More importantly, with relegation a serious threat for Fermanagh they need to be playing at full capacity.

“It’s not a fair playing field. You kind of ask yourself should there be relegation in the league, if we’re not afforded the same chances as Clare?”

Division 2 Dogfight

Currently, Fermanagh sit bottom of Division 2. Therefore, they likely need at least a win and a draw in their remaining two fixtures to have any chance of survival. Their only win to date was a one-point victory against Roscommon.

In a similar way, Clare are flirting with relegation and need a strong finish to the League. As it stands, they are safe but only thanks to their points difference. A win over Fermanagh would allow them some breathing room ahead of their round 7 game with Armagh. Wins over Kildare and Cavan earlier in the year could stand to them in the end.

Clare open their Championship campaign away to Tipperary in the Munster quarter-final. This game is just a week following the League’s conclusion. Hence, the Banner men have no time to ease themselves in.

Meanwhile, Fermanagh are scheduled to face Down in the Ulster quarter-final on November 8th. The fixture is subject to change though in light of the situation among McMenamin’s team. If their League games are postponed they will have little match practice before then. However, if they play their remaining games with a weakened squad to fulfill the fixtures, the manager may not have an honest look at his squad prior to the Championship.

Allianz National League: Clare vs Fermanagh, Sunday October 18th, 1pm (Cusack Park). 

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Westmeath v Laois – Preview and live score commentary

Preview and live score commentary from Westmeath v Laois in division two, the game start time is 2pm on Saturday.

Westmeath vs Laois is the game that will mark the return of Division 2 of the Allianz National League. The sides meet on Saturday, October 17 as inter-county football returns from a seven-month absence.

Before the world of inter-county football was put on hold, these two sides were flying along under the radar in Division 2. Their records are equal with Westmeath edging the standing on points difference. Therefore, this will be a competitive restart as Westmeath and Laois battle it out to pip the other. Importantly, a loss could leave either of these counties in relegation territory ahead of round 7. On the other hand, a win could project them towards the summit with just one game remaining.

Previously, Westmeath suffered defeats to Roscommon and Cavan. But, wins over Clare and Fermanagh made amends for this. In February, they played out a thrilling 3-12 to 2-15 draw with table toppers Armagh.

Likewise, Laois had wins over Clare and Armagh cancelled out by losses to Cavan and Kildare. A draw on the opening weekend in January in Roscommon has them equal with Westmeath.

These are the two sides who won promotion from Division 3 in 2019. In the final, Westmeath were three-point victors. Nonetheless, both sides have justified their presence in Division 2 so far. As a result, Westmeath and Laois’ primary concern will be remaining where they are. But, a win for either side in this fixture could tee them up for a hopeful final position.

The Championship is played in a straight knock-out format this year. Therefore, Westmeath and Laois will need to use their League games to get them as prepared as possible. To illustrate, Westmeath have the toughest of starts available as they face Dublin in the Leinster quarter-final. That same weekend (7/8 November), Laois face the winners of Longford and Louth.

Allianz National League Division 2: Westmeath vs Laois, Saturday October 17th, 2pm (Cusack Park).

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Clare County Football Final Cratloe v Kilmurry-Ibrickane Live scores

Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 15:08

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Clare vs Dublin

Last updated on Apr 27th, 2020 at 14:54

Westmeath vs Armagh Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:15

Scorers for Westmeath: John Heslin 1-6 (5fs, 1-0 pen), Luke Loughlin 1-2 (1 45), Denis Corroon 1-0, Ronan O’Toole 0-2, Ray Connellan 0-1, Boidu Sayeh 0-1.

Scorers for Armagh: Rory Grugan 1-4 (2fs), Oisin O’Neill 0-2 (1 mark), Rian O’Neill 0-4 (4fs), Jamie Clarke 1-0, Aidan Forker 0-1, Conor Turbitt 0-1, Jarleth Og Burns 0-1, Mark Shields 0-1, Jason Duffy 0-1.

WESTMEATH: Jason Daly; Killian Daly, Ronan Wallace, Boidu Sayeh; Sam Duncan, Kevin Maguire, James Dolan; Denis Corroon, Ray Connellan; Anthony McGivney, Ronan O’Toole, David Lynch; Callum McCormack, John Heslin, Luke Loughlin.

Subs: Conor Coughlan for David Lynch (55), Tommy McDaniel for Callum McCormack (57), Noel Mulligan for Anthony McGivney (62), Jack Smith for Sam Duncan (70 + 4).

ARMAGH: Blaine Hughes; Paddy Burns, Aidan Nugent, Aidan Forker; Conor O’Neill, Stephen Sheridan, Joe McElroy; Niall Grimley, Oisin O’Neill; Rory Grugan, Stefan Campbell, Mark Shields; Conor Turbitt, Rian O’Neill, Jarlath Og Burns.

Subs: Jason Duffy for Conor Turbitt (45), Jamie Clarke for Aidan Nugent (51), James Morgan for Joe McElroy (57), Ethan Rafferty for Oisin O’Neill (64).

REFEREE: Barry Cassidy (Derry).

Laois vs Clare Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:16

Laois – N Corbett (0-1); C Healy, M Timmons, G Hanrahan; P O’Sullivan, R Pigott, T Collins; J O’Loughlin, K Lillis; D O’Connor, E Lowry (0-2), S Byrne; R Munnelly (0-4), C Murphy (1-2), E O’Carroll (0-3). Subs: B Byrne for C Healy, M Keogh for D O’Connor, B Carroll for S Byrne, M Barry for C Murphy.

Clare – S Ryan; K Harnett, C Brennan, G Kelly; P Lillis (0-1), S Collins, A Sweeney; D Masterson, C O’Connor (0-1); D Coughlan, K Sexton, C O’Dea; E Cleary (0-4), D Tubridy (1-4), G O’Brien (0-1). Subs: E Tubridy for S Ryan, C Murray for G O’Brien, E McMahon for D Masterson, J McGann for K Sexton, E Collins for K Harnett.

 

Referee – L Devenney.

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Clare vs Laois

Last updated on Apr 8th, 2020 at 9:40

Clare – E Quilligan; J Browne (0-1), S Golden, L Corry; S O’Halloran, C Malone, A McCarthy (0-1); D McInerney, T Kelly (0-8); D Reidy (0-1), D Fitzgerald, S Morey; R Taylor, S O’Donnell, A Cunningham (0-1). Subs: D McMahon (0-1) for D Fitzgerald, A Shanagher (0-3) for A Cunningham, I Galvin (0-1) for S Morey, P Collins for S O’Donnell, N Deasy for R Taylor.

Laois – E Rowland; F Flanagan, D Hartnett, D Conway; P Delaney, R Mullaney, C McEvoy; C Stapleton, F Fennell; W Dunphy (0-2), J Ryan, P Purcell (0-1); R King (0-5), S Bergin, J Keyes. Subs: J Lennon for C Stapleton, M Whelan for D Conway, A Dunphy (0-1) for R Mullaney, R Broderick for F Flanagan, C Taylor for S Bergin.

Referee – J Keenan.