Cork v Tipperary – 2020 Munster Football Final – Live score commentary

It’s a surprise 2020 Munster Football final Cork v Tipperary after the rebel county beat Kerry, we have live score commentary and team news, start time 1:30pm Sunday.

The first Munster Final without Kerry since 2012 is the one with the highest reward. The winner of Cork vs Tipperary will go straight to an All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo on the 6th of December. Tipperary played Mayo at that stage of the competition in 2016 but should this fixture come around again they’ll fancy their chances even more. Meanwhile, Cork haven’t been in an All-Ireland semi-final since 2012.

Fighting for the Final

There is little need for a reminder about how Cork got to this final. Their last-minute defeat of Kerry is one of the greatest GAA upsets in recent memory. After salvaging extra-time, Cork looked as if they were finally beat when the clock was in the red and Kerry had a two-point lead. However, the script wasn’t written in stone and Mark Keane emerged as the Rebels’ saviour. Luke Connolly backed himself from far out on the left-hand side to kick the equaliser but his shot was short. Thankfully, Keane was in the right place and he plucked the ball out of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh floodlights and poked it goalwards. As a result, Cork march on and the 2019 runners-up won’t be heard from again in 2020.

There was similar drama in the other Munster semi-final. Tipperary went in as favourites. But, as time was up they were a point-down and had a free from the sideline in the Limerick ’45. Conor Sweeney fancied it and rightly so. A sweet strike with the outside of his left foot hit the post and went over. Next, extra-time continued in that same manner. The Championship’s first-ever penalty shoot-out seemed certain but Brian Fox had other ideas. The Premier County veteran kicked a point in injury time that Limerick could not cancel out.

Super Sunday

Now, Tipperary have a golden opportunity to win their first Munster title since 1935. They enter the game as underdogs though given the manner in which Cork won their semi-final.

Ronan McCarthy will expect his Cork team to lift the Munster Cup after dethroning Kerry. However, Tipperary have the players to upset the Rebel parade. Last time out both Cork and Tipperary displayed huge amounts of heart and desire to win. It may take the same sort of display again to separate these teams.

With that in mind, both managers will be glad for the two-week recovery their players have had.

The Munster Final is live on RTÉ on Sunday.

Cork are 11/5 favourites with Paddy Power versus Tipperary’s 4/1. A draw is 12/1.

Prediction: Cork. It may be another game that requires extra-time. But, Cork will be desperate not to let such a remarkable opportunity to go abegging.

Munster Football Final: Cork vs Tipperary, Sunday, 22nd November, 13:30 (Páirc Uí Chaoimh). 

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Hurling quarter-finals Clare v Waterford – Live score commentary

All-Ireland Hurling quarter-finals weekend with Clare v Waterford – we have live score commentary from the match that starts at 3:45pm on Saturday.

Since their defeat to Limerick in the Championship opener, Clare have gone from strength to strength. A tight contest with Laois was followed up by a win over Wexford last weekend. On the other hand, Waterford found themselves in a Munster Final last Sunday but fell short of toppling Limerick. That leaves them with one game less under their belt than Clare ahead of this weekend’s quarter-final.

Firstly, Waterford’s win over Cork was a fantastic one for the county. However, Limerick proved to be too much of a challenge in the Munster Final. In what can be described as the most combative game in the Championship thus far, Waterford were ferocious in their attempt to dethrone Limerick as kings of Munster.

The middle third was the decisive battleground for much of this tie. Waterford opted to go toe-to-toe with Limerick’s physicality. In fact, they achieved that for much of the game and even came out on top on many occasions. At half-time, it was 0-14 to 0-11 to the holders and there was a sense that they would push on in the second-half. But, the opposite unfolded. With 20 minutes left, Waterford had a one-point lead. That’s when Limerick’s squad strength proved to be crucial. They just had more to offer than Waterford in the closing stages and took a four-point win.

In spite of this, Waterford will be encouraged by their performance. Limerick are the strongest team in the country on form and they gave them a massive run. Liam Cahill will be itching for another go at John Kiely’s team.

Meanwhile, Clare emerged from the qualifiers with an impressive win against Wexford. 2013 Player of the Year Tony Kelly again lorded things on his way to a personal 1-15 tally. 10 of those came in the first-half as the Banner men stormed to a 0-13 to 0-3 lead.

The second-half didn’t prove to be as bountiful for them. But, Wexford never came close to threatening the early lead Clare established. When Kelly scored a smashing goal in the 52nd minute, it effectively ended the tie as a contest and Brian Lohan has successfully steered his team to the quarter-finals.

Clare have to prevail in a much tougher contest this weekend if they are to reach the semi-finals.

The quarter-final is live on Sky Sports Mix.

Paddy Power are backing Waterford. They’re 1/2 versus Clare’s 15/8. A draw is 9/1.

<strong>Prediction: </strong>Waterford. My heart says Clare but my head says Waterford. The Munster runners-up were impressive against Limerick and from numbers 1-15 they may just pack more of a punch.
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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 – Sky
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

 

Saturday 28 November

All-Ireland Hurling semi-final
Kilkenny v quarter-final winner, TBC, 6pm – RTÉ

Joe McDonagh Cup round 5
Westmeath v Carlow, TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm
Meath v Antrim, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm

Lory Meagher Cup final
Fermanagh v Louth, TBC, TBC

 

Sunday 29 November  

All-Ireland Hurling semi-final
Limerick v Quarter-final winners, TBC, 4pm – RTÉ

 

Saturday 5 December 

All-Ireland Football semi-final
Dublin or Meath v Cavan or Donegal, TBC, 5.30pm – RTÉ

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Cork vs Kerry: Munster Football – Preview & Live score commentary

Cork vs Kerry: Munster Football Championship – Preview & Live score commentary, the match starts at 4pm on Sunday.

After coming close to dethroning Dublin last year, Kerry will try again in 2020. They begin their Championship on Sunday against Munster rivals Cork. Cork, sailed to the top of Division 3 and aim to bring that form into Sunday.

For the first time since 2017, Kerry won the National League by capitalising on Galway’s poor results in the last two games. Firstly, a win on the round to Monaghan showed no signs of rustiness after an extended absence. Secondly, a strong performance against Donegal in round 7 reminded everyone why Kerry are serious Championship contenders.

The Kingdom’s full-forward line has been firing on all fronts. David Clifford continues to be a generational talent. Furthermore, Tony Brosnan of Dr Crokes looks to have a place in the first fifteen nailed down.

Further back, Brosnan’s clubmate Gavin White has also made himself almost undroppable. Two outstanding games has seen the half-back nominated for Player of the Month.

In Division 3, Cork had a perfect record. In seven games, the rebels showed they were a class above their opponents. However, without ever being truly tested, it’s been hard to get an accurate reflection of how Ronan McCarthy’s team are shaping up ahead of the Championship.

2012 was the last time they won the Munster Championship. Yet, Cork still often emerged from the qualifiers. But, this year’s competition offers no back door. McCarthy’s side are major underdogs going into this one but they’ve rivalries like this always bring out the best performances.

Cork have had a week longer than Kerry to prepare for this game. Peter Keane has suggested this is an advantage to his opponent given the toll taken by the winter conditions.

The competitiveness of this rivalry has somewhat diminished in recent years. However, there have already been shocks in this year’s Championship. Hence, Kerry can’t afford to take their foot off the gas in Munster.

Paddy Power have Kerry priced at 1/5 as opposed to Cork’s 4/1. A draw is 11/1.

The match is live on RTÉ.

Prediction: Kerry.

Munster Championship Semi-Final: Cork vs Kerry, Sunday, November 8th, 16:00 (Páirc Uí Chaoimh).

 

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Tipperary vs Limerick Munster Hurling – Click for live score commentary

Tipperary vs Limerick Munster Hurling – Preview, starting teams and live score commentary for the game that starts at 4pm

Last weekend, Limerick opened the Munster Hurling Championship by beating Clare by ten points. The result was a statement of intent from the 2018 All-Ireland winners who now face the holders Tipperary just a week on from their victory. Tipperary vs Limerick is at 4pm on Sunday.

Limerick had eleven different scorers in the game against Clare that doubled as the League final. In the forwards, Tom Morrissey (0-4) and Gearóid Hegarty (0-5) found their performances worthy of a Team of the Week inclusion. Likewise, the defenders got in on the action. Diarmuid Byrnes hit 0-3 and Declan Bannon got a point to justify their selections in the week’s finest fifteen.

Limerick’s second-half performance was what really set them apart from a brave Clare team. This sort of seventy-minute performance will encourage John Kiely who knows his team will need to go the distance on Sunday.

Tipp not phased by being the ones to beat

Tipperary are without the advantage of having a competitive game since the GAA’s resumption. However, the fresh legs could be an advantage in itself as the winter setting will take its toll on teams quickly.

In the run to Tipperary’s All-Ireland victory last year, Limerick were the only team to beat them. This was in the Munster final that saw a twelve-point difference between the sides. Despite eventually winning the Liam McCarthy, there will be an element of revenge on the Tipperary players’ minds.

This year, the Championship again offers a second chance via the qualifiers. However, Tipperary captain Seamus Callanan is planning on taking a more direct route this time around.

“We’re in a Munster semi-final, going through the back door is not going to enter our heads. It’s a situation you can only deal with if you’re put in it,” he said. “We’re going all out to win and not thinking that there’s a crutch to fall back on in case anything else happens.”

Limerick’s outing against Clare made them the favourites for this one with Paddy Power. They are 8/11 to defeat the holders. Meanwhile, Tipperary are 11/8 and a draw is 8/1.

RTÉ Sport are showing the game live.

Prediction: Limerick.

Munster Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Tipperary vs Limerick, Sunday, November 1st, 16:00 (Páirc Uí Chaoimh).

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Cork v Kerry – Munster U20 Hurling – Live scores commentary and team news

Cork v Kerry – Munster U20 Hurling – Live scores commentary and team news from the match with a start time of 6:30pm Monday 19th October.

 

The Munster U20 Hurling Championship kicks-off on Monday night and Kerry have entered the top tier after three ‘B’ All-Irelands in-a-row. On the other hand, Cork came so close last season in the final against Tipperary. With many of the same names in their ranks, the rebels are hoping to go all the way this time.

Five of the Cork’s first 15 for this Monday night started last year’s All-Ireland final. On that occasion, they lost 5-17 to 1-18 to Tipperary. Now, captain Conor O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Connell, Shane O’Regan, Eoin Roche, and Brian Roche have a chance to rectify that loss. These players retain their places in the team from last year’s decider.

Furthermore, Alan Connolly lines out at full-forward for Cork. Connolly starred for Blackrock in the Cork senior Championship. To illustrate, he scored 0-13 in the final against Glen Rovers.

Meanwhile, Kerry join the top tier Championship after their ‘B’ All-Ireland win over Down in 2019. Similarly to Cork, a number of their finalists last year have retained their place in the side for Monday night. Tadhg Brick, Dan Goggin, Michael Lenihan, Gavin Dooley, and Michael Slattery are all in the fifteen. In addition to this, Seamus O’Halloran is ready to join from the bench as he did last year.
<h3><strong>Cork vs Kerry: Munster U20 Hurling Championship, Monday October 19th, 6.30pm (Austin Stack Park).</strong></h3>


<h3>Cork</h3>
1. Eoin Davis (St Catherine’s)

2. Conor O’Callaghan (Dromtarriffe – captain)
3. Eoin Roche (Bride Rovers)
4. Aaron Walsh-Barry (Carrigtwohill)

5. Kevin Moynihan (Na Piarsaigh)
6. Ciaran Joyce (Castlemartyr)
7. Dáire O’Leary (Watergrasshill)

8. Sam Quirke (Midleton)
9. Brian O’Sullivan (Kanturk)

10. Brian Roche (Bride Rovers)
11. Tommy O’Connell (Midleton)
12. Eoin Carey (Kilworth)

13. Shane O’Regan (Watergrashill)
14. Alan Connolly (Blackrock)
15. Colin O’Brien (Liscarroll/Churchtown Gaels)

<strong>Subs</strong>

16. Donal Maher (Douglas)
17. Darragh Moran (Castlemartyr)
18. Liam Ryan (Inniscarra)
19. Luke Horgan (Glen Rovers)
20. Ethan Twomey (St Finbarr’s)
21. Daniel Hogan (Sarsfields)
22. Jack Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
23. Owen McCarthy (Inniscarra)
24. Brian Hayes (St Finbarr’s)

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Cork vs Louth – Preview and live score commentary

Its Cork v Louth in the Division two contest, we have a preview and live score commentary from the match that throws in at 4pm Saturday.

Cork (FL3 v Louth): Micheál Martin; Kevin Flahive, Maurice Shanley, Paul Ring; Kevin O’ Donovan, Mattie Taylor, Cian Kiely; Ian Maguire, Paul Walsh; Ruairi Deane, Killian O’ Hanlon, Kevin O’Driscoll; Damien Gore, Colm O’Callaghan, Paul Kerrigan.

Subs: Anthony Casey, Sam Ryan, Nathan Walsh, Donal O’Mahony, Tadhg Corkery, Sean Meehan, Aidan Browne, Niall Hartnett, Eoghan McSweeney, Jack McCarthy, Mark Collins.

The National Football League resumes on October 17th and the Division 3 fixture of Cork vs Louth is one of the first to throw-in. Previously, Cork laid the foundations for promotion to Division 2. Now, their good form earlier in the year leaves them with room for error in the remaining two fixtures.

Contrastingly, Louth seemed doomed to relegation. After five games they have no points to boast of. However, this could a blessing in disguise. With the pressure now off, the Wee County can use the League to prepare themselves for the Championship.

Louth follow up their game against Cork by playing another promotion hopeful in Down. Even a maximum return in these two games may not guarantee survival. However, Wayne Kierans will be more focused on the Leinster Championship game against Longford on November 1st. In January, Longford overcame Kierans’ team. Now, the manager will be ready to avenge that loss.

Meanwhile, Ronan McCarthy will have both eyes on the Championship fixture against Kerry on November 8th. McCarthy is one man who is perhaps relieved at the suspension of Club games. With the Cork Championship finals still to be played, he would have had a host of squad members joining the inter-county set-up at the last minute. More importantly, they were running the risk of injury. For example, Ian Maguire, Brian Hurley, and Michael Hurley all hobbled off in their semi-final. Add this to the already injured Liam O’Donovan and Tomás Clancy and McCarthy may not have had the ideal prep needed for the Kerry game.

After a disappointing season in 2019 which saw them relegated from Division 2 and lose all three Super 8 games, Cork are out to prove their worth.

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Cork Hurling Final Blackrock v Glen Rovers – Live Score Commentary

Cork Hurling Final Blackrock v Glen Rovers – Live Score Commentary and preview from the game that throws in at 4pm at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Cork vs Derry Division 3 Football

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Cork vs Limerick

Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 14:27

Cork – P Collins; E Cadogan, C Spillane, S O’Leary Hayes; M Coleman, R Downey, T O’Mahony; B Cooper (0-1), D Fitzgibbon; R O’Flynn, S Harnedy, L Meade; D Dalton (0-2), P Horgan (0-17), S Kingston (1-1). Subs: A Walsh (1-0) for L Meade, C Lehane for D Dalton, C Joyce for T O’Mahony, C Cahalane for R O’Flynn.

 

Limerick – N Quaid; S Finn, M Casey, A Costello; D Byrnes (0-1), D Hannon, P O’Loughlin (0-2); C Lynch (0-2), W O’Donoghue (0-1); K Hayes (0-2), G Hegarty (0-1), D O’Donovan (0-3); D Dempsey (0-1), A Gillane (0-13), S Flanagan (0-2). Subs: T Morrissey (0-1) for G Hegarty, G Mulcahy for D Dempsey, D Reidy for C Lynch, B Nash for P O’Loughlin, D O’Connell for S Flanagan.

Referee – S Cleere.

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Cork vs Down Division 3 Football

Last updated on Apr 3rd, 2020 at 16:05

Cork – M Martin; L O’Donovan (0-1), T Clancy (0-1), K Crowley; T Corkery (0-1), S Powter, M Taylor; I Maguire (0-2), B Hartnett (0-1); R Deane (0-1), S White, J O’Rourke (0-1); D Gore (0-3), C Sheehan (0-1), C O’Mahony (0-3). Subs: C O’Callaghan for C Sheehan, L Connolly (0-1) for R Deane, P Kerrigan for D Gore, K O’Hanlon for J O’Rourke, C Kiely for S Powter.

Down – R Burns; G Collins, P Murdock, R McAleenan; S Annett, D O’Hagan (0-2), J Flynn; C Poland, O McCabe (0-2); J Guinness, P Devlin (0-1), D Guinness; K McKernan, D O’Hare (0-2), C Quinn (1-1).

Referee – B Tiernan.

 

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