GAA Championship Sunday

It's a busy Sunday of action in hurling and football with seven senior games down for decision

Eamon Donoghue Sun, May 27
 
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  • Hello and Welcome . . . It’s a busy day on the GAA front, and we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest action in the seven matches across the senior football and hurling championships. Our focus however will be on the two televised matches - Tipperary v Cork in the Munster hurling round-robin (2pm), and Galway v Kilkenny in the Leinster equivalent at 4pm.

    Elsewhere Clare host Waterford in the day’s other Munster round-robin clash. There are three Leinster football quarter-finals including Dublin v Wicklow at O’Moore Park. The Dubs get their 2018 campaign underway at 4pm. While Donegal will hope to build on their win over Cavan in the Ulster quarter-final against Derry (Celtic Park, 4pm)

    Be sure to get in touch throughout, via either the comments section ('Contact Us' tab) or on Twitter (@DonoghueEamon).  

    Let's get started!

  • Sunday’s fixtures

    Leinster SFC quarter-finals
    Carlow v Kildare, O'Connor Park, 2pm
    Longford v Meath, Pearse Park, 3pm
    Wicklow v Dublin, O'Moore Park, 4pm

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    Derry v Donegal, Celtic Park, 4pm

    Leinster SHC round 3
    Galway v Kilkenny, Pearse Stadium, 4pm

    Munster SHC round 2
    Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, 2pm
    Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park, 3.30pm

  • Team news (2pm throw-ins)

    CORK : Anthony Nash, Sean O Donoghue, Damien Cahalane, Colm Spillane, Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Mark Coleman, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Bill Cooper, Seamus Harnedy, Conor Lehane, Daniel Kearney, Luke Meade, Shane Kingston, Patrick Horgan.

    TIPPERARY: Brian Hogan; Sean O'Brien, Seamus Kennedy, Michael Cahill; Joe O'Dwyer, Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Billy McCarthy; Dan McCormack, Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher; Seamus Callanan, Jason Forde, John McGrath

    CARLOW: Robbie Molloy; Chris Crowley, Shane Redmond, Conor Lawlor; Jordan Morrissey, Daniel St Ledger, Ciaran Moran; Sean Murphy, Eoghan Ruth; Sean Gannon, Darragh Foley, Diarmuid Walshe; Paul Broderick, Darragh O'Brien, John Murphy.

    KILDARE: Mark Donnellan; Peter Kelly, David Hyland, Mick O'Grady; Johnny Byrne, Eoin Doyle, Kevin Flynn; Kevin Feely, Paul Cribbin; Fergal Conway, Keith Cribbin, Paddy Brophy; Eanna O'Connor, Daniel Flynn, Niall Kelly

  • GAME ONE IN THURLES! Seamus Harnedy gets Cork's third point as down the other end Bonner Maher registers Tipp's third miss!
  • Cork 0-3 Tipperary 0-0 (6') The reigning Munster champions have started strongly. Seamus Callinan (making his return to the starting team this afternoon) is surrounded and forced to handpass it up in to the air to nothing. Still no Tipp score

  • Cork 0-4 Tipperary 0-0 (8')  Massive save from Anthony Nash. John McGrath slices through that Cork defence, handpasses it to to Bonner but his shot into the ground is saved. Down the other end and Harnedy gets his third point.

  • Kildare 1-1 Carlow 0-3 (7') Carlow's strong start undone by a Daniel Flynn goal for the Lilywhites in Tullamore.
  • Kildare 1-2 Carlow 1-3 (9') Not for long. Carlow get a goal of their own two minutes later! Before Paul Cribbin responds with a point
  • Cork 0-7 Tipperary 0-0 (12')  Patrick Horgan with the first free of the match, before Daniel Kearney and Horgan (play) add two more. Cork are on fire!

  • What a goal!!!! Jason Forde!
  • Cork 0-7 Tipperary 1-1 (14') Cork continue to defend for their lives but a double block falls at the feet of Jason Forde. He leaves two defenders for dust with a sidestep and then strikes across his body into the top right corner. Sublime. Brendan Maher follows up with a point and Tipp have arrived
  • Cork 0-8 Tipperary 1-3 (20') That goal has nudged Tipp into life. Bonner Maher makes amends for some earlier misses and reduces the deficit to one point. Not for long though as Shane Kingston plucks a diagonal ball, turns and over the black spot.


    Kildare 1-2 Carlow 1-3 (20') Keith Cribbin reduces the Carlow lead to one point. But what a start by Turlough O'Brien's team!

  • Cork 0-11 Tipperary 1-3 (26')  Four points in a row for Cork, Kingston wins it in the air again before scoring his second. Horgan then gets his second from play, over his shoulder from the left corner forward position.

  • Cork 0-12 Tipperary 1-3 (29')  Hawk eye gets the assist as Daniel Kearney fires over his third point. Cork's fifth in a row. He then hooks Bonner when a score looked certain.

  • Cork 1-13 Tipperary 1-4 (30')  Noel McGrath gets Tipp's first point in over 10 minutes. Before a CORK GOAL!  


    Shane Kingston gets it, and what a half he's had!

  • Before Noel McGrath's point Cork had scored six without replay. They started the game with seven without reply. Minus Forde's wonder goal and this is total domination.
  • Cork 1-14 Tipperary 1-6 (33')  Kingston squeezes a beauty over from the left sideline after Jason Forde had tapped over a free.

    Seamus Callanan then gets his first point after some good tackling by the Tipp forwards

  • Three minutes of first half additional time to be played as Cork register their 10th wide and Tipp their sixth
  • Kildare 1-3 Carlow 1-8 (36') Carlow leading by five points into first half injury time in Tullamore!
  • HT Cork 1-15 Tipperary 1-6 Horgan scores his second free and his fourth in all to send his team in at half-time nine points up.

    Tipp are working hard but their fullback line again being torn apart and when they do win possession they are just striking to nothing. Cork are back in numbers and dealing with it easily.

  • Leinster SFC quarter-finals


    HT Carlow 1-8 Kildare, 1-3
    Longford v Meath, Pearse Park, 3pm
    Wicklow v Dublin, O'Moore Park, 4pm


    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    Derry v Donegal, Celtic Park, 4pm


    Leinster SHC round 3
    Galway v Kilkenny, Pearse Stadium, 4pm


    Munster SHC round 2
    HT Tipperary 1-15 Cork 1-6
    Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park, 3.30pm

  • Tipp went 14 minutes without a score. Then 10 minutes between their fourth and fifth score. They are totally reliant on individual stuff, and it's been much of the same predictable stuff as in the Limerick defeat!
  • Team news

    Longford:  Paddy Collum, Patrick Fox, Padraig McCormack, Diarmuid Masterson, Michael Quinn, Donal McElligott, Daniel Mimnagh, Darren Gallagher, Conor Brady, Dessie Reynolds, Ronan McEntire, David McGivney, Robbie Smyth, David McGivney, Robbie Smyth, James McGivney, Rian Brady

    Meath:  Andrew Colgan; Seamus Lavin, Conor McGill, Sean Curran; James McEntee, Donal Keogan, Shane McEntee; Bryan Menton, Paddy Kennelly; Cillian O'Sullivan, Ben Brennan, Mickey Burke; Bryan McMahon, Graham Reilly, Donal Lenihan.

    Waterford:  Stephen O'Keeffe; Shane Fives, Barry Coughlan, Noel Connors; Tadhg de Burca, Darragh Fives, Philip Mahony; Jamie Barron, Conor Gleeson; Kevin Moran, Tom Devine, Jake Dillon; Maurice Shanahan, Michael Walsh, Shane McNulty.

    Clare: Donal Tuohy; Patrick O'Connor, Conor Cleary, Jack Browne; Seada Morey, David McInerney, David Fitzgerald; Colm Gavin, Tony Kelly; Cathal Malone, John Conlon, David Reidy; Conor McGrath, Peter Duggan, Shane O'Donnell

  • Team news there for the 3pm and 3.30pm throw-ins.
  • Cork 1-15 Tipperary 1-8 (36') Bubbles O'Dwyer comes on for Bonner as Tipp start the second half with two in a row. Noel McGrath shortens his grip and flicks over the second of those

  • Cork 1-15 Tipperary 1-9 (37') Bubbles from distance settles himself and over the shoulder he reduces the Cork lead to six.

  • Cork 1-15 Tipperary 1-10 (39') Brilliant catch from Padraic Maher, he's fouled and Forde drives a free over from way out. Tipp have the wind with them this second half

  • Cork 1-15 Tipperary 1-11 (41') Noel McGrath with a great tackle and he's pulled back as he goes in search of the afters. Jason Forde comes out to take the free and he cuts the lead to four points. Five in a row from Tipp.

  • Cork 1-17 Tipperary 1-11 (43') Cork's first point of the half is a Horgan free. Their second is a Lehane point from play, after an excellent block by Luke Meade

  • Cork 1-18 Tipperary 1-13 (45') Young Billy McCarthy points from distance but Daniel Kearney responds instantly with his fourth point.


    End to end as Bubbles then gets his second.

  • TIPP ARE BACK IN BUSINESS! GOALLL
  • Cork 1-19 Tipperary 2-13 (46')  Beautiful flick from Forde to Noel McGrath who takes his time and keeps it low to bury Tipp's second goal into the bottom left corner.

  • Carlow 1-10 Kildare 1-6 (45') Kevin Flynn points to cut Kildare's lead down to four

  • Cork 1-20 Tipperary 2-14 (51') Tipp have already scored two more points then they did in the first half

  • Cork 1-20 Tipperary 2-15 (55')  Horgan with a rare wide from a free. Cork's 11th wide. They've created some amount of scoring chances.

    Bubbles then cuts the deficit to two with a tasty point off his left side

  • Cork 1-20 Tipperary 2-16 (58')  John McGrath has made it a one point game. Cork have not scored in 10 minutes as the rain starts to fall heavy in Thurles.

    Tim O'Mahony comes on for Kearney who had been excellent

  • Cork 1-20 Tipperary 2-17 (60')  John McGrath with two in a row. LEVEL GAME. What a fightback by Tipp. All their leaders standing to attention this second half

  • Wide number 14 for Cork via O'Mahony. It's still a level game.

    Meanwhile Carlow go five up against Kildare approaching the hour mark!!

  • Cork 1-22 Tipperary 2-17 (65')  Tipp tackline like animals. Callanan with two brilliant hooks, but a spell of five minutes with no score for either team is ended with a Seamus Harnedy point. And Shane Kingston quickly adds another

  • Cork 1-23 Tipperary 2-18 (68')  Kingston's second in a row, with loads of time to settle himself down he points from the left corner.


    Nash then pulls off a remarkable save to deny Bubbles a certain goal. Forde slots the 65.

  • Cork 1-23 Tipperary 2-19 (69')  John McGrath from the tightest of angles, Just one point in it again

  • John McGrath does so well to gather the ball, pops it to Noel McGrath and his effort is inches wide.  

    Two minutes to be added on and Cork lead by one point. What a match!

  • Cork 1-23 Tipperary 2-19 (71') Hawk eye is having a look - we could be level

  • Cork 1-23 Tipperary 2-20 (69') Level game. Will we have time for one more attack? We should do

  • FT Cork 1-23 Tipperary 2-20 Referee blows it. There should have been time for one more attack there but neither deserved to lose. Cork were superb in the first half, but Tipp's second half comeback was thrilling. Incredible pride shown

  • Noel McGrath: "Everybody loves that Tipperary jersey and when you put it on you grow and we showed that out there."
  • Carlow 1-13 Kildare 1-10 (70') Six minutes of additional time standing between Carlow and a famous win
  • Carlow 1-14 Kildare 1-10 (72') Carlow four points up now, four minutes left #CarlowRising
  • Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10 (73') Carlow goal!! Seven up with three minutes left
  • Conor Lawlor up from the defence to grab that goal and surely it's enough for Carlow
  • FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10 - What a win for Carlow, Paul Broderick slotting some crucial frees and Daniel St Ledger and Conor Lawlor with the goals. Jack O'Connor's son Eanna missed a first half penalty on his debut for the Lilywhites, but in the end Carlow were comfortable winners
  • Leinster SFC quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10
    HT Longford 0-7 Meath 0-7
    Wicklow v Dublin, O'Moore Park, 4pm

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    Derry v Donegal, Celtic Park, 4pm

    Leinster SHC round 3
    Galway v Kilkenny, Pearse Stadium, 4pm

    Munster SHC round 2
    FT Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23
    L Clare 0-3 Waterford 1-4

  • Team news (4pm throw-ins)

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

    KILKENNY: Eoin Murphy; Enda Morrissey, Padraig Walsh, Paddy Deegan; Conor Delaney, Cillian Buckley, Paul Murphy; Conor Fogarty, James Maher; Martin Keoghan, TJ Reid, Liam Blanchfield; John Donnelly, Walter Walsh, Luke Scanlon

    DUBLIN:  Stephen Cluxton; Michael Fitzsimons, Philly McMahon, Eric Lowndes; James McCarthy, Jonny Cooper, John Small; Michael D. MacAuley, Brian Fenton; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Brian Howard; Paul Mannion, Dean Rock, Con O'Callaghan.

    WICKLOW:  Mark Jackson; Ciaran Hyland, Ross O'Brien, Eoin Murtagh; John Crowe, Dean Healy, Saoirse Kearon; Rory Finn, James Stafford; Darren Hayden, Kevin Murphy, Theo Smyth; Mark Kenny, Seanie Furlong, John McGrath.

    DERRY:  Ben McKinless; Paul McNeill, Brendan Rogers, Karl McKaigue; Kevin Johnston, Chrissy McKaigue, Sean Leo McGoldrick; Conor McAtamney, Michael Bateson; Padraig Cassidy, Emmet Bradley, Patrick Coney; Enda Lynn, Shane McGuigan, Mark Lynch.

    DONEGAL:  Shaun Patton, Paddy McGrath, Neil McGee, Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Caolan Ward, Paul Brennan, Ryan McHugh, Hugh McFadden, Leo McLoone, Ciaran Thompson, Michael Langan, Frank McGlynn, Patrick McBrearty, Michael Murphy, Jamie Brennan

  • The pitch in Salthill isn't looking great ahead of Galway v Kilkenny. The Ed Sheeran concert did it no favours.
  • Kilkenny 0-1 Galway 0-0 (1') TJ Reid taps over an early free and Kilkenny are out of the blocks quickly. Galway have a very strong first half wind behind them
  • Kilkenny 0-1 Galway 0-1 (3') Joe Canning lands a big free to level the game, after Gearoid McInerney did well to hook and block Luke Scanlon and deny Kilkenny a goal cance. There's a capacity crowd in Galway today
  • Kilkenny 0-1 Galway 0-2 (7')  Long free is caught by Joe Canning on the spin and he floats over his second point.

    Galway are then denied a goal for a square ball. Brian Concannon was already in the square when it was passed across for him to pull into the empty net.

  • Kilkenny 0-2 Galway 0-2 (11')  TJ's second free levels matters after Eoin Murphy twice saved well to deny Galway a goal

  • Kilkenny 0-2 Galway 0-4 (15')  Lovely ball by Concannon and Conor Whelan gets down low to grab the ball on the hop, but he's fouled before he can spin away. Caninng goes for goal from the free and Murphy saves it over the bar.

  • Kilkenny 0-4 Galway 0-4 (19')  Luke Scanlon does well to win a free - even after losing his boot - and TJ slots the free. The Kilkenny forward then scores one himself.

  • Kilkenny 0-4 Galway 0-6 (23')  Five wides each for the two teams, but they've been more costly ones for the Tribesmen who have the strong wind advantage.

    Cathal Mannion drives over their fifth point before Eoin Murphy pulls off yet another save, this time flicking Concannon's effort over the bar.

  • Leinster SFC quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10
    L Longford 0-15 Meath 0-12
    L Wicklow 0-2 Dublin 2-9

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    L Derry 0-3 Donegal 1-7

    Leinster SHC round 3
    L Galway 0-7 Kilkenny 0-4

    Munster SHC round 2
    FT Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23
    HT Clare 2-11 Waterford 1-9

  • Kilkenny 0-4 Galway 1-8 (28')  The Kilkenny fullback line have been living on the edge, being left one-on-one inside, this time Conor Whelan is fouled for a penalty.

    Joe Canning buries it in the bottom left corner, and the hosts are seven up and Kilkenny haven't scored in over 10 minutes.

  • Stafford scoring Wicklow's goal, the big midfielder caused St Vincent's all sorts of bother at the edge of the square when Rathnew knocked them out of this year's Leinster club championship
  • Kilkenny 1-4 Galway 1-9 (34')  A heavy hit from Daithi Burke on Scanlon earns him a yellow card and Kilkenny a penalty. TJ roofs the net.

  • Kilkenny 1-5 Galway 1-9 (35')  Walter Walsh's first point. He shruggs his man off and floats it from the left wing.


    Two minutes added on

  • HT Kilkenny 1-5 Galway 1-9 Galway were certainly the better team in that first half, but Kilkenny have done so well to go in at halftime just four points down. They'll have the wind in the second half and will be able to put big Walter at the edge of the square. He spent the first half at wing forward.

     

  • Leinster SFC quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10
    FT Longford 0-16 Meath 0-14
    HT Wicklow 1-4 Dublin 4-13

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    HT Derry 0-7 Donegal 1-10

    Leinster SHC round 3
    HT Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 1-4

    Munster SHC round 2
    FT Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23
    L Clare 2-17 Waterford 2-10

  • Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 1-5 (36') Colin Fennelly on for Kilkenny in the second half, as Kilkenny hope to overturn a four point deficit with the wind at their backs in front of Salthill's 18,775.
  • Galway 1-10 Kilkenny 1-5 (39') Joe Canning, who worried the local crowd as he went down with a shoulder injury, resumes and hits Galway's eighth wide. Their captain David Burke then points the first of the second half after an inspirational Daithi Burke catch

  • Galway 1-11 Kilkenny 1-6 (40') Canning cuts in from the right wing and slaps over a nice point after a sloppy short puck out from the Cats. TJ responds with a free.

  • Galway 1-12 Kilkenny 1-6 (43') Canning with a beauty of a free from the sideline to open up a six point gap

  • Galway 1-13 Kilkenny 1-7 (47') TJ with another Kilkenny free, which is quickly cancelled out by one from Canning.

  • Galway 1-13 Kilkenny 1-10 (51') This game is so far lacking the intensity we expected. TJ Reid hits three frees in a row to make it a three point game

  • Leinster SFC quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10
    FT Longford 0-16 Meath 0-14
    L Wicklow 1-7 Dublin 4-20

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    L Derry 0-10 Donegal 1-13

    Leinster SHC round 3
    L Galway 1-14 Kilkenny 1-10

    Munster SHC round 2
    FT Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23
    FT Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18

  • Galway 1-14 Kilkenny 1-11 (55') A classy score from Joe Canning is cancelled out by another free from TJ. 15 minutes left  

  • Galway 1-15 Kilkenny 1-11 (60') A scrappy passage of play ends with Cathal Mannion winning a free on the edge of the square. Joe Canning takes his point from the free and that's 1-10 for him in total

  • Galway 1-16 Kilkenny 1-11 (62') Richie Leahy touches the ball on the ground, Joe Canning goes back into his backline to take the free. And into the wind he drives it over. He has now scored the same amount as Kilkenny

  • Galway 1-18 Kilkenny 1-11 (65') Galway's defensive spine is so solid. Daithi Burke wins another ball, McInerney walks through the tackles. It's worked to Conor Cooney and he taps over another point.


    Walter Walsh then has a goal disallowed after Bill Sheehan dropped his hurl. Well spotted by the umpires. Cooney then adds another

  • Galway 1-20 Kilkenny 1-11 (67')  Three in a row for Cooney before a brilliant 12th point for Canning and Galway are running away with this.

  • Galway 1-21 Kilkenny 1-11 (68')  Substitute Jason Flynn gives the hosts a 10 point lead

  • Galway 1-21 Kilkenny 1-11 (69')  TJ floats a 65 into the square but Galway deal with it and Joe Canning is fouled. Kilkenny will need to watch their score difference here.  

    Canning receives a standing ovation as he leaves the pitch with 1-12 to his name.  

  • Galway 1-21 Kilkenny 1-11 (70')  Five minuetes of additional time. Kilkenny still have yet to score form play in the second half

  • Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 1-11 (74')  Eoin Murphy denies Cooney a third Galway goal before Niall Burke extends their lead further.

  • Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11 (74')  Walsh catches a long ball and with men hanging out of him he still breaks the net. Hard stop that

  • Leinster SFC quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10
    FT Longford 0-16 Meath 0-14
    FT Wicklow 1-11 Dublin 4-25

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    L Derry 0-15 Donegal 2-16

    Leinster SHC round 3
    FT Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11

    Munster SHC round 2
    FT Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23
    FT Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18

  • Galway win by eight points without having to dig too deep. Their defence was outstanding, Joe Canning was on fire and their bench finished the job off. Kilkenny scored once in the second half and three times altogether, and if they were judging themselves off the back off this test against the reigning All-Ireland champions, then they've a lot of improving to do.
  • Leinster SFC quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10
    FT Longford 0-16 Meath 0-14
    FT Wicklow 1-11 Dublin 4-25

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    FT Derry 0-16 Donegal 2-16

    Leinster SHC round 3
    FT Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11

    Munster SHC round 2
    FT Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23
    FT Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18

  • So that's that . . . Tipperary produce a brilliant comeback to draw with Cork, as Clare ease by Waterford (who add to their injury woes with knocks to Tadhg de Burca, Noel Connors and Darragh Fives). Galway prove far too good for Kilkenny. In the day's football Donegal book their place in the Ulster semi-final as Dublin demolish Wicklow.  

    The result of the weekend however was Carlow's win over Kildare, while Longford joined them in the Leinster semi-finals with a win over Meath.

    Match reports and analysis from around the grounds are already filtering in. Until next week, thanks for joining us.  

    @DonoghueEamon

    Leinster SFC quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10
    FT Longford 0-16 Meath 0-14
    FT Wicklow 1-11 Dublin 4-25

    Ulster SFC quarter-final
    FT Derry 0-16 Donegal 2-16

    Leinster SHC round 3
    FT Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11

    Munster SHC round 2
    FT Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23
    FT Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18