Limerick v Waterford – Munster Hurling Final – Live score commentary

Limerick v Waterford play in the Munster hurling final, we have live score commentary and starting teams for the 4pm throw in. 

Limerick have a chance to make it back-to-back Munster Championships on Sunday. The 2018 All-Ireland Champions got off to a flying start by defeating last year’s winners Tipperary a fortnight ago. On the other hand, Waterford overcame Cork to reach their first Munster final since 2016. The winner of this final goes on to the semi-final where they’ll patiently await the 29th of November.

Since Waterford won Munster in 2010, they have returned to the final four times. However, each of these ended in defeat. Now, there is a chance for Waterford to capitalise on the new Championship format and claim Munster after just two games.

Previously, they began their Championship against Cork. Entering the game as underdogs, they soon showed they were there to play. A frantic opening ten minutes had the score at 0-5 to 0-4 for Cork. But, then Waterford enjoyed a good spell. Soon after the first-half water break, they made it double scores at 0-10 to 0-5. Although Cork kept coming back, Waterford took a three-point lead into the break.

Waterford were against a stiff wind in the second period. Yet, they more than held their own. Another frantic restart saw them go point-for-point with the rebels. Then, the ever-impressive Calum Lyons made a characteristic burst up the wing, holding off Cork challenges before firing into the net. That gave the Déise men a six-point lead.

From there, Waterford kept the scoreboard ticking over at a safe pace. At the full-time whistle they celebrated a 1-28 to 1-24 win. Ten different scorers contributed to the Waterford tally. This is something Liam Cahill will be delighted about. However, they still accumulated a worrying amount of wides. Limerick are more efficient than Cork and will punish Waterford for such wastefulness.

Limerick earn the badge of favourites

Last year’s Munster winners came back with a point to prove after losing the All-Ireland semi-final last year. They did just that against Tipperary who they took apart ruthlessly in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Limerick applied the lessons they learned about winter Championship in their opener against Clare to their semi-final tie. As a result, there was a physical duel in the middle third that Limerick’s middle eight embraced. Their superior conditioning stopped the Tipperary charge at its source and in turn supplied the forwards with all the chances they needed.

When Aaron Gillane scored Limerick’s first goal shortly after the first-half water-break, Limerick were four points ahead. From then until half-time they put their opponents to the sword. As a result, it was 1-17 to 1-8 at the break.

Facing a strong wind in the second-half, Limerick’s work rate off the ball made sure they were never on the back foot. Furthermore, they were incredibly economical in possession, making sure to be patient with the sliotar in midfield and finding the right passes inside. It ended 3-23 to 2-17 and Limerick’s performance saw them jump the queue to be favourites for this year’s Championship.

But, they won Munster convincingly last year and still failed to reach the All-Ireland final. Based on the evidence thus far, John Kiely’s side are out to prove a point to themselves.

Waterford have already proved capable of competing with the big teams. But, they need to be at their best and above to trump this Limerick team. Even if they fail to conquer Munster for the first time in a decade, Waterford could have a big part to play in the rest of the Championship.

Whereas, Limerick should have too much class for their opponents here. They know how to manage games and the competition within the team is only driving them on.

The Munster Hurling Final is on RTÉ on Sunday.

Limerick are 2/9 favourites with Paddy Power versus Waterford’s 4/1. A draw is 11/1.

Prediction: Limerick.

They meet in the Munster final for the first time in 13 years when Waterford won by nine  points (3-17 to 1-14) in 2007. Limerick later avenged that defeat in the All-Ireland semi-final,  winning by 5-11 to 2-15. 

HOW THEY GOT HERE 

Limerick 0-36 Clare 1-23 

Limerick 3-23 Tipperary 2-17 

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Waterford 1-28 Cork 1-24 

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS 

2019: Limerick 2-24 Waterford 0-10 (Munster round robin) 

2018: Limerick 2-26 Waterford 1-16 (Munster round robin) 

2011: Waterford 3-15 Limerick 3-14 (Munster semi-final) 

2009: Waterford 0-25 Limerick 0-17 (Munster semi-final) Replay 

2009: Waterford 0-11 Limerick 1-8 (Munster semi-final) Draw 

MUNSTER FINAL MEETINGS 

2007: Waterford 3-17 Limerick 1-14 

1934: Limerick 4-8 Waterford 2-5 

1933: Limerick 3-7 Waterford 1-2 (unfinished – Limerick awarded game) 

Facts and Figures

*Limerick are seeking their 21st Munster title; Waterford are bidding for their 10th

*Limerick beat Waterford by 2-24 to 0-10 in last year’s Munster championship ‘round robin.’  The last competitive clash between them was in this year’s Allianz League when Limerick  won by four points in March. 

*Limerick are attempting to win the Munster title in successive years for the first time since  1980-81. Waterford last won the title in 2010 and were last in the final in 2016 when they  lost to Tipperary.

*Aaron Gillane 2-18 (0-14 frees, 1-0 pen, 0-1 ‘65’), Ger Hegarty 0-7, Tom Morrissey 0-6,  Diarmuid Byrnes 0-6 (0-2 frees) are Limerick’s top scorers in their two championship  games to date. 

*Stephen Bennett 0-12 (0-12 frees), Calum Lyons 1-2 were Waterford’s top scorers in the  semi-final win over Cork.

Munster Hurling FInal: Limerick vs Waterford, Sunday, 15th November, 16:00 (Semple Stadium, Thurles). 

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GAA Result – Cork easily beat Dublin in Hurling Qualifiers

Cork were always on top and easily beat Dublin who were very poor after a brave display against Kilkenny, we hace list of scorers from the match.

Preview

Knockout hurling – Dublin vs Cork: Hurling – Live score commentary and Starting teams for the clash that starts at 3:45pm on Saturday. 

Dublin and Cork will get a second bite at the cherry this weekend after their defeats to Kilkenny and Waterford respectively. The Dubs were eliminated by Laois in the qualifiers last year in a shock defeat. The pressure is on now to show they can compete with the big guns. Meanwhile, Cork are looking to bounce back from a surprising defeat of their own against Waterford.

Firstly, Dublin saw off Laois in Croke Park to avenge last year’s elimination. Then, they came up against Kilkenny and saw a brave comeback fall just short of the line.

At half-time, Dublin were down by fifteen after scoring just 0-7 in the opening period. But, goals from Ronan Hayes and Chris Cummey helped them rally and they drew level with just minutes to go. Kilkenny managed to fight to victory though and Dublin have no more second chances.

Otherwise, Cork were the victims of an upset in Semple Stadium last weekend.

After a bright start, a twelve minute dry-spell in the first-half left the rebels three off the pace at half-time. The second-half began the same way and Cork found themselves down 1-19 to 0-14 after 40 minutes.

By the final quarter, Waterford’s lead was just five but Cork couldn’t get any closer. Waterford finished strongly and when Patrick Horgan scored a goal in injury time for the rebels it was too late.

Last weekend, tough conditions ensured heavy ground under foot. Hence, the quick turnaround is not ideal for either side. But, Dublin will be grateful for the Croke Park surface last weekend and will hope Cork are feeling the effects of the winter conditions.

Paddy Power suggest Cork are going through. They have the Munster men at 8/15. In contrast, Dublin are 15/8 and a draw is 9/1.

The game is live on Sky.

Prediction: Draw. Dublin showed fight against Kilkenny and will be eager not to lose out so early in the competition for a consecutive year. If it does go to extra time though, Cork will have a bit more in the tank.

Hurling All-Ireland Qualifier: Dublin vs Cork, Saturday, November 7th, 15:45 (Semple Stadium, Thurles).

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Tipperary vs Clare Munster Football – Click for live score commentary & Starting Teams

Tipperary Starting Team

Evan Comerford: Alan Campbell Jimmy Feehan Colm O’Shaughnessy ; Bill Maher Kevin Fahey Robbie Kiely; Steven O’Brien Liam Casey; Jack Kennedy Michael Quinlivan Conal Kennedy; Jason Lonergan Conor Sweeney Brian Fox;

Clare  Starting Team

Eamonn Tubridy; Gordan Kelly Cillian Brennan Eoghan Collins; Pearse Lillis Aaron Fitzgerald Alan Sweeney; Gary Brennan Cathal O’Connor ;  Ciarán Russell  Eoin Cleary (C)  Jamie Malone ;  Keelan Sexton  Joe McGann  Cian O’Dea

 

Munster football quarter-final Tipperary v Clare, we have live score commentary and starting teams, game starts with a throw in at 1:15pm

A Munster semi-final awaits the winner of Tipperary vs Clare this Sunday. These two teams went through their respective League campaigns without making any headlines and remaining in their respective divisions. But, Championship football can throw up surprises. This year, the knock-out format means there is no room for error so games will be nervy and anything can happen.

Clare’s win over Fermanagh in the first game back proved to be enough to save them in Division 2. Last weekend, they lost to Armagh but remained above the dropzone. There were some good spells against Armagh that Colm Collins will be very encouraged by. However, it will take a good performance for the full 70 minutes to advance in the Championship.

In Division 3, Tipperary secured their survival by beating Leitrim in round 7. A goal in each half went a long way to their success. Liam Casey’s strike five minutes from time put the game beyond Leitrim. But, the Connacht side fought for the full game. As a result, Tipperary are well prepared heading into the Championship.

Last season, Tipperary lost two in a row in the Championship. Now, it will only take one game to end their season. Hence, there is no room for error. In contrast, Clare bounced back from their defeat to Kerry in the Munster semi-final by going all the way to the fourth round of the qualifiers. There, just a point stopped them from going to the Super 8s.

Paddy Power have gone with Tipperary as the 8/11 favourites. Clare are 11/8 and a draw is 15/2.

GAA GO are live streaming the game.

Prediction: Clare.

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final: Tipperary vs Clare, Sunday, November 1st, 13:00 (Semple Stadium). 

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Cork vs Waterford Munster Hurling – Team News & Live Score Commentary

Cork vs Waterford Munster Hurling semi-final we have team news & live score commentary, match start time is 3:30pm Saturday.

The Munster Hurling Championship commenced last weekend with Limerick vs Clare. Now, Cork vs Waterford will mark the first Munster semi-final on Saturday. Waterford enter this game with more to prove. On the other hand, Cork went steady in last year’s Championship without ever really threatening to be All-Ireland contenders.

Unfortunately, Cork will be without Eoin Cadogan and Darragh Fitzgibbon for the game due to injury. In addition to this, Robbie O’Flynn will serve his suspension for a red card received in March. On the other hand, Colm Spillane is available for selection. Furthermore, the suspension of the U20 Championship could mean Kieran Kingston adds some youth to his panel.

Previously, Cork’s League campaign was underwhelming as the team transitioned into Kingston’s return. This came off the back of last year’s quarter-final defeat to Kilkenny. After failing to make the Munster final last year, this is a chance to prove their ambition.

Waterford failed to win a single game in the 2019 Championship. However, Tadhg de Búrca’s return to top-form after injury means Austin Gleeson may once again feature in the forward line. A boost up front is exactly what Waterford need and Gleeson is more than worthy of providing it. The winter setting might see Waterford compete once again.

Cork are 8/15 favourites to advance to the final with Paddy Power. Meanwhile, Waterford are 15/8 and a draw is 8/1.

Sky Sports are sending their cameras to Thurles for this game.

Prediction: Cork.

Munster Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Cork vs Waterford, Saturday, October 31st, 15:30 (Semple Stadium). 

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Clare v Limerick Munster Hurling – Click for for live score commentary

Clare will play Limerick in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final

There are two prizes on offer for the winner of Limerick vs Clare on Sunday. Firstly, the victor will advance to the Munster semi-final against Tipperary the following week. Secondly, the winner will also be crowned League Champions. After finishing top of Group A and B in Division 1 respectively, Limerick and Clare’s Championship decider has conveniently doubled up as the League decider.

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Limerick manager John Kiely admitted to not giving much thought to the fixture’s status as a double-header. It is clear that the Championship is the priority for Limerick. In 2019, they fell at the semi-final stage of the Championship to Kilkenny.

Now, Kiely’s team are out to go one better and claim their second Championship in three years. Their League form earlier in the year was certainly cause for optimism.

On the other hand, Clare’s U20 defeat to Tipperary last Monday night has freed up a number of players who Brian Lohan can call upon. However, Aidan McCarthy remains out with a broken thumb.

Earlier in the year, Clare went unbeaten in the League. A draw on the road against Kilkenny was particularly promising. After getting knocked out of the Championship early last year, the Banner county are out with a point to prove.

The game is live on RTÉ 2 on Sunday.

The winner plays Tipperary a week later. Whereas, the loser enter into the All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers on November 7/8.

Prediction

Limerick. Despite the absence of a crowd, the home advantage is still a welcome one. Furthermore, Limerick will be aiming to go all the way this year and laying down a marker in their first game is a target. But, Clare are more than able to challenge and will be a good test for the 2018 Champions.

Team News

Limerick (Munster SHC v Clare): Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Paddy O’Loughlin; Cian Lynch, Will O’Donoghue; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Graeme Mulcahy, Aaron Gillane, Peter Casey.

Subs: Barry Hennessy, Conor Boylan, Jerome Boylan, Adrian Breen, Ronan Connolly, Seamus Flanagan, Robbie Hanley, Darragh O’Donovan, Brian O’Grady, David Reidy, Pat Ryan.

Clare (Munster SHC v Limerick): Eibhear Quilligan; Jack Browne, Conor Cleary, Stephen O’Halloran; Seadna Morey, Patrick O’Connor, Aidan McCarthy; David McInerney, Tony Kelly; Diarmuid Ryan, David Reidy, David Fitzgerald; Ryan Taylor, Cathal Malone, Shane O’Donnell.

Subs: Donal Tuohy, Paidi Fitzpatrick, Rory Hayes, Domhnall McMahon, Aron Shanagher, Aaron Cunningham, Jason McCarthy, Gary Cooney, Colin Guilfoyle, Paul Flanagan.

Limerick vs Clare: Munster SHC Quarter-Final. Sunday, October 25th (Thurles). 

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Limerick (Munster SHC v Clare): Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Paddy O’Loughlin; Cian Lynch, Will O’Donoghue; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Graeme Mulcahy, Aaron Gillane, Peter Casey.

Subs: Barry Hennessy, Conor Boylan, Jerome Boylan, Adrian Breen, Ronan Connolly, Seamus Flanagan, Robbie Hanley, Darragh O’Donovan, Brian O’Grady, David Reidy, Pat Ryan.

Clare (Munster SHC v Limerick): Eibhear Quilligan; Jack Browne, Conor Cleary, Stephen O’Halloran; Seadna Morey, Patrick O’Connor, Aidan McCarthy; David McInerney, Tony Kelly; Diarmuid Ryan, David Reidy, David Fitzgerald; Ryan Taylor, Cathal Malone, Shane O’Donnell.

Subs: Donal Tuohy, Paidi Fitzpatrick, Rory Hayes, Domhnall McMahon, Aron Shanagher, Aaron Cunningham, Jason McCarthy, Gary Cooney, Colin Guilfoyle, Paul Flanagan.

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Tipperary vs Offaly – Preview and live score commentary

Tipperary vs Offaly – Preview and live score commentary for the divison three clash, throw in for the match is 2pm on Sunday.

Tipperary vs Offaly is an important tie in Division 3 as a win for the Premier County will give them the advantage in the fight for survival. Currently, Tipperary are outside the dropzone only on points difference. Offaly are two points ahead of them. But, with two tough games remaining John Maughan’s side need a point from somewhere to guarantee survival.

Offaly are ahead of Tipperary courtesy of wins over Leitrim and Louth. Furthermore, a draw with Longford could prove to be a very important point.

On the other hand, Tipperary have just one win under their belt. This was a single point victory over Louth. But, they were unfortunate not to defeat either of the top two teams in the Division. Firstly, they drew 0-10 to 0-10 against Down. Secondly, they were unlucky to go down 0-21 to 3-13 against Cork.

Tipperary were relegated from Division 2 last season. With this in mind, they aim to pick up their form when inter-county action resumes. Two relegations in succession would be a massive fall from grace for 2016’s All-Ireland semi-finalists.

The Championship is being played on a straight knock-out format this year. Therefore, Offaly will be content with survival in the League. After that, their sights will turn to the Leinster Championship game against Carlow.

But, Tipperary will have to put in two good league performances before they can focus on the Munster quarter-final with Clare.

Allianz National League Division 3: Tipperary vs Offaly, Sunday October 18th, 2pm (Thurles).

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Tipperary vs Waterford

Last updated on Apr 27th, 2020 at 14:59

Tipperary vs Westmeath

Last updated on Apr 9th, 2020 at 11:45

Tipperary – B Hogan; C Barrett, B Heffernan, S O’Brien; S Kennedy, R Maher (0-3), B O’Mara; A Flynn (0-2), M Breen (0-2); J Forde (0-14), S Callanan (1-1), N O’Meara; C Darcy (1-1), J Morris (1-3), M Kehoe (0-1). Subs: C Morgan for C Barrett, N McGrath for M Kehoe, D Quirke for S O’Brien, P Flynn for N O’Meara, P Cadell for S Kennedy.

Westmeath – A McHugh; A Ennis, T Doyle, C Shaw; A Craig, A Clarke (0-1), L Varley; R Greville, C Boyle; J Boyle, D McNicholas (0-2), J Coll; K Doyle (0-7), A Devine (0-5), N Mitchell. Subs: C Doyle (0-1) for J Coll, B McHugh for A McHugh, D Clinton for J Boyle, D Egerton for A Ennis, J McCarthy for N Mitchell.

Referee – P Murphy.

Tipperary vs Cork Division 3 Football

Last updated on Apr 3rd, 2020 at 16:29

Tipperary – E Comerford (0-1); A Campbell, J Meagher, T Fitzgerald; K Fahey, R Kiely, B Maher; S O’Brien (0-2), J Kennedy (0-5); E Moloney (0-2), Colman Kennedy (0-1), B Fox (0-1); C Sweeney (0-4), R Quigley (0-2), S O’Connor (0-1). Subs: L Boland (0-2) for Colman Kennedy, L Fahey for K Fahey, J Lonergan for S O’Connor, K O’Halloran for R Quigley, J Niland for E Moloney.

 

Cork – MA Martin; P Ring, S Powter (0-1), J Loughrey; T Clancy, M Taylor (0-1), C Kiely (0-1); I Maguire, K O’Hanlon; J O’Rourke (0-2), S White, B Hartnett; R Deane (1-0), L Connolly (2-2), C O’Mahony (0-5). Subs: C Sheehan (0-1) for S White, L O’Donovan for C Kiely, C O’Callaghan for C O’Mahony, P Walsh for S Powter, K O’Driscoll for K O’Hanlon.

Referee – B Cawley.

 

 

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