Hurling quarter-finals Galway v Tipperary – Live score commentary

The first All-Ireland Hurling quarter-finals is Galway v Tipperary, the match starts at 1:15pm on Saturday we have live score commentary. 

Last weekend proved to be an unsuccessful one all around for Galway teams. The footballers lost to Mayo to end their Championship and the hurlers lost to Kilkenny in the Leinster final. However, unlike the footballers, the hurlers have a chance to redeem themselves. They come up against the holders Tipperary on Saturday afternoon for a place in the semi-final.

Before last weekend, Galway were many people’s top pick to go on and win the Championship. But, a cracking Leinster final saw Brian Cody’s Kilkenny turn the tide on that opinion.

The Connacht side started quicker and their stars were soon in full stride. Kilkenny were always in touch though because of sloppy fouling in the Galway defence. The score of the first half was arguably in the 22nd minute. Joe Canning lined up a sideline ball and when many probably expected him to shoot, he instead decided to pick out the run of Joseph Cooney. Cooney never even had to break stride to collect the sliotar and was left with an easy flick over the bar from the 45. Yet, Galway still only took a one-point lead into the break.

By the 55th minute, Galway looked ready to put Kilkenny to bed. They had a five-point lead and were on top of the Cats all over. Then, impact sub Richie Hogan produced one of the most delicious goals you’ll ever see on a hurling field. A deft touch killed the long ball, a silky flick put it around the keeper, and in the blink of an eye he was flicking it over his shoulder and into the empty Galway net without ever touching it with his hand.

Galway looked baffled and Kilkenny knew it. In the very next play, the same man delivered an assist for TJ Reid. Reid rattled the Galway net for another sucker punch that flipped the game in Kilkenny’s favour.

Despite Galway taking the lead again, Kilkenny were given a new lease of life from Hogan’s majors. As a result, they had more to give going down the stretch and took a two-point win straight into the semi-final.

The loss is a big one for Galway who find themselves with an uphill battle to win the Championship despite not playing badly. After a disappointing year last year, the pressure is on for the 2017 Champions to fulfill their potential.

Tipperary didn’t look their efficient best against Limerick but a win over Cork leaves them on an upward curve.

What’s even more rewarding is that they had to earn the victory. The rebels provided a stern test and the holders had to shake the hangover from their defeat to Limerick quickly. 12 first-half wides was cause for concern for Tipperary fans.

Still, there was always the sense that a goal could see Tipperary out the gate in this game and thankfully for them, it came. Jason Forde provided after a Jake Morris assist. Next, it was Morris’ turn and he got a late goal of his own to down the Cork challenge.

Other teams in the Championship will be rejoicing at this fixture as they are guaranteed to lose a big contender here.

The game is live on RTÉ on Saturday afternoon.

Paddy Power put Tipperary at slight 10/11 favourites. Galway are 11/10 and a draw is 9/1.

Prediction: Tipperary. This game is as much a mental one for Galway as it will be physical after that loss to Kilkenny. In addition to that, Tipperary have proved themselves capable of a back-doot win already. Extra-time is highly likely too.

All-Ireland Hurling Quarter FIanl: Galway vs Tipperary, Saturday, 21st November, 13:15 (LIT Gaelic Grounds).

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Saturday 21 November

Leinster Football final
Dublin v Meath, Croke Park, 7pmClick for preview and live scores

All-Ireland Hurling quarter-finals
Clare v Waterford, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 3.45pm Click for preview and live scores
Galway v Tipperary, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 1.15pm – RTÉ

Joe McDonagh Cup round 4
Kerry v Carlow, Austin Stack Park, 1.30pm
Meath v Westmeath, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm

 

Sunday 22 November 

Ulster Football final
Cavan  v Donegal, Athletic Grounds, 4pm – RTÉ/BBC

Munster Football final
Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 1.30pm – RTÉ

Christy Ring Cup final
Down v Kildare, Croke Park, 4pm – TG4 YouTube

Nicky Rackard Cup final
Donegal v Mayo, Croke Park, 1.30pm – TG4 YouTube

 

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Cork vs Tipperary: Hurling Qualifiers – Starting Teams & Live Score Commentary

Cork vs Tipperary: Hurling Qualifiers – Starting Teams & Live Score Commentary, the match starts at 4pm on Saturday.

TEAM NEWS

 

  • Tipperary : Brian Hogan; Cathal Barrett, Ronan Maher, Alan Flynn; Niall O’Meara, Brendan Maher, Padraic Maher; Noel McGrath, Michael Breen; Dan McCormack, John McGrath, Patrick Maher; Jason Forde, Seamus Callanan, Jake Morris.

    Cork : Anthony Nash; Damien Cahalane, Colm Spillane, Sean O’Donoghue; Tim O’Mahony, Robert Downey, Mark Coleman; Bill Cooper, Luke Meade; Seamus Harnedy, Shane Kingston, Robbie O’Flynn; Jack O’Connor, Declan Dalton, Patrick Horgan. Subs: Patrick Collins, Stephen McDonnell, Niall O’Leary, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Christopher Joyce, Billy Hennessy, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Conor Lehane, Aidan Walsh, Daire Connery, Conor Cahalane

Championship holders Tipperary suffered a first-round loss to Limerick in the Munster hurling championship.

As a result, they are in the qualifiers where a win will see them advance to the quarter-finals. Cork are the ones standing in their way. The rebels have an extra game played so far. Firstly, they lost to Waterford before going on to beat Dublin. The last time a team won consecutive Championships was when Kilkenny won in 2015. Tipperary left themselves much to do to replicate that feat by going down to Limerick a fortnight ago.

Cork bounced back from their opening defeat to Waterford with a 6 point win over Dubin last weekend. Kieran Kingston’s side were very impressive as they dismantled the DUblin challenge with precision.

It was a game where the sweeper system was on full display. Mark Coleman was Cork’s designated extra defender and he excelled. His positional awareness allowed him to snuff out Dublin attacks and his passing accuracy, in turn, put Cork on the front foot. Kingston may well opt to deploy such a system again against Tipperary given its success.

The Cork wing-forwards, Seamus Harnedy and Robert O’Flynn, proved elusive all day. Their success in the middle third resulted in five direct points and a constant supply line to the inside forwards.

Can the Premier Strike Back?

Last year’s Champions Tipperary looked tame in their first outing against Limerick. Jason Forde’s frees proved to be the main source of scores for them. In addition, they never threatened to stretch the Limerick defence, apart from when Jake Morris found the net in the first half.

Tipperary trailed by nine at half-time. When they began to show signs of a comeback in the second half, Limerick made a duel out of the middle third and their superior conditioning made sure they came out on top.

When John McGrath scored Tipperary’s second goal in the 55th minute, there was still never a real sense of them catching Limerick.

In a similar way, Tipperary lost the Munster Final to Limerick before going on to win the Championship in 2019. So, the holders may be down but they’re certainly not out. If the Premier County can return to playing to their strengths they will be at the business end of the Championship again. But, Cork will provide a tough challenge.

The game is live on Sky Sports Mix on Saturday.

Tipperary are 8/15 favourites with Paddy Power versus Cork’s 15/8. A draw is 9/1.

Prediction: Tipperary. But, Cork will be a tough test of their title credentials.

They meet in the championship for the 88th time, with Tipperary leading 40-38 in wins.  There have also been eight draws and one abandoned game. 

HOW THEY GOT HERE 

Waterford 1-28 Cork 1-24 (Munster semi-final) 

Cork 1-25 Dublin 0-22 (All-Ireland qualifier) 

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Limerick 3-23 Tipperary 2-17 (Munster semi-final)  

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS 

2019: Tipperary 2-28 Cork 1-24 (Munster ‘round robin’) 

2018: Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23 (Munster ‘round robin’) 

2017: Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 (Munster quarter-final) 

2014: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11 (All-Ireland semi-final) 

2012: Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24 (Munster semi-final) 

Stats and Figures

Patrick Horgan scored a total of 1-16 (1-8 frees, 0-1 ‘65’) for Cork against Waterford and  Dublin. Seamus Harnedy and Shane Kingston scored 0-8 each. 

Jason Forde on 0-10 (all frees) was Tipperary’s top scorer against Limerick in the semi final. 

Cork beat Tipperary two points in this year’s Allianz League. 

The winners will play the losers of the Leinster or Munster finals in the All-Ireland quarter -finals.

HURLING ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020 

LEINSTER 

Quarter-final 

October 24: Dublin 2-31 Laois 0-23, Croke Park. 

Semi-finals 

October 31: Kilkenny 3-20 Dublin 2-22, Croke Park; Galway 1-27 Wexford 0-17, Croke Park Final 

November 14: Galway v Kilkenny, Croke Park 

Hurling Championship Round 2 Qualifier: Cork vs Tipperary, Saturday, 14th November, 16:00 (LIT Gaelic Grounds).

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Munster Football – Limerick v Tipperary – Live score commentary

Munster Football – Limerick v Tipperary – Live score commentary, preview and starting teams – Match starts at 1:15pm Saturday

The counties of Limerick and Tipperary meet in Championship for the second week in a row on Sunday. However, this time football is the code. For the first time in four years, a team that is not Kerry or Cork will compete in the Munster Football Final.

Limerick overcame Waterford in their Championship opener last weekend by a comfortable 11 points. Early goals from Cillian Fahy and Adrian Enright set them on their way.

Previously, Limerick won Division 4 by defeating Sligo. Manager Billy Lee will be glad to see his team’s league success carry into the Championship. Limerick followed up on their good start against Waterford by managing the game well in the second half, picking off points with no major pressure ever coming on them.

Limerick last reached the Munster final in 2010. Now, they have a great chance to begin the new decade in the same way.

Last season, Tipperary’s Championship was a short one. Firstly, they lost to Limerick in Munster. Next, Down knocked them out in round 1 of the qualifiers.

This year, the absence of a back door means their form has to be better. So far, they have started well by beating Clare.

Last Sunday, they led from start to finish to eliminate the Banner county. Like Limerick, two goals went a long way to their dominance. Conor Sweeney and Brian Fox raised green flags to open an eight-point lead that Clare couldn’t reel in.

In recent seasons, Tipperary have failed to replicate the form that saw them reach the 2016 All-Ireland semi-final. However, nine survivors from the side that lost that game to Mayo started last Sunday. Those players know how to win and they’ll be keen to take advantage of being on the opposite side of the draw to Kerry and Cork.

Paddy Power have backed Tipperary to qualify at 4/11. Otherwise, the Division 4 Champions are 11/4 and a draw is 15/2.

RTÉ News Now are showing the game live.

Prediction: Tipperary. It will be a very close game but Tipp have found form at the right time.

Munster Football Championship Semi-FInal: Limerick vs Tipperary, Saturday, November 7th, 13:15 (Gaelic Grounds).

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Limerick vs Wexford – Preview and Live score commentary

Limerick vs Wexford – Preview and Live score commentary for the division four clash, throw in for the match is 3pm on Sunday.

Limerick vs Wexford could be the decider for top spot in Division 4 if the Munster team prevail and other results go their way. But, if Wexford come out on top they would be level with Limerick and the title will be decided in round 7.

There was big news from Wexford recently as Paul Galvin stepped down from his role as manager. Galvin cited ‘the new time and travel commitments involved’ as the reason for his departure after his family’s relocation to the West of Ireland. Now, Shane Roche takes over as interim manager after serving as a member of Galvin’s team.

Previously, Galvin had a record of three wins and two losses in the League. The defeats came against Sligo and Antrim. On the other hand, wins over London, Waterford, and Carlow have Wexford in the running for the title. Both Wicklow and Sligo share Wexford’s record though so there is no room for error if the Leinster side are to gain promotion.

Meanwhile, it’s Limerick’s title to lose. Currently, they sit top of Division 4 but are just a single point ahead of Antrim. Furthermore, the triad of Wexford, Wicklow, and Sligo could all draw level if the Connacht side trump them in round 6. Most recently, Antrim inflicted the first defeat of the League on Limerick in March. As a result, Billy Lee’s side could use the lockdown to regroup and reset before going on to contest the title.

The current standings make this the most competitive Division of the four. For example, five teams are still in the running. In addition round 7 sees Sligo host Limerick and Wexford vs Wicklow.

As important as the Limerick game is, Roche will have one eye on the Wexford tie. This is because it is the same opponent in the Leinster Championship opener on November 1st. In Munster, Limerick travel to Waterford for the provincial quarter-final.

Allianz National League Division 4: Limerick vs Wexford, Sunday October 18th, 1pm (Rathkeale). 

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Patrickswell vs Adare Live Scores and Betting Odds

Match starting  betting odds
Patrickswell   3/10
Draw             10/1
Adare            11/4

CHAMPIONS Patrickswell got off to a flying start in the Bon Secours Limerick SHC. The venue was the  LIT Gaelic Grounds the game finished Patrickswell 3-23, Adare 0-26.

Adare had led in the first half. Ciaran Carey’s Patrickswell found their feet with two quick goals in the final quarter.

Limerick vs Westmeath

Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 14:25

Limerick vs Westmeath

Limerick vs London

Last updated on Apr 6th, 2020 at 11:23

Limerick – D O’Sullivan (0-2); P Maher, B Fanning, M Donovan; T McCarthy, I Corbett, B Childs; T Griffin, T Childs; P De Brun (0-1), C Fahy, S O’Carroll (0-1); J Lee (0-3), D Neville (0-1), P Begley. Subs: J Naughton for P Begley, G Stack for S O’Carroll, J Ryan for T Griffin, H Bourke for P De Brun.

London – N Maher (0-1); P Butler, E Flanagan, C O’Neill; R Sloan, M Moynihan, E Walsh; R Forde, C O’Doherty; L Gallagher, L Gavaghan (0-1), T Clarke (0-1); C Coyne, J Hynes (0-1), S Hickey (0-1). Subs: L Turley for R Forde, F McMahon for T Clarke, K O’Carroll for J Hynes, S Nolan (0-1) for S Hickey, K Rafferty (0-1) for P Butler.

Referee – D Murnane.

Limerick vs Galway

Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 21:11

Limerick – N Quaid; A Costello, S Finn, R English; D Morrissey, D Hannon (0-1), B Nash; D O’Donovan (0-1), W O’Donoghue; G Hegarty (0-2), T Morrissey (0-2), D Reidy (0-7); D Dempsey (1-1), S Flanagan (0-1), G Mulcahy (0-1). Subs: C Lynch for D O’Donovan, T Condon for R English, D Byrnes for D Hannon, A Gillane (0-2) for S Flanagan, D O’Connell (0-1) for D Dempsey, B Ryan for D Reidy.

Galway – E Murphy; S Loftus, G McInerney, TJ Brennan; P Mannion, S Cooney (0-1), A Harte (0-1); A Tuohy, S Linnane; D Kilcommins, C Mannion (0-1), J Canning (0-7); J Flynn, C Whelan (0-2), B Concannon. Subs: C Cooney (0-1) for B Concannon, S Bleahene (0-1) for J Canning, D Burke for D Kilcommons, P Killeen for S Loftus, J Grealish for S Linnane.

Referee – C Lyons.

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