The Latest Results from the 2023 Gaelic Football and Hurling Championships
The 2023 Gaelic games championships are heating up, with thrilling matches happening every weekend. Whether you’re a fan of Gaelic football or hurling,
The Highlights of the Weekend Gaelic football is one of the most popular sports in Ireland, with 32 counties competing for the coveted Sam Maguire Cup. Here are some of the most exciting matches that took place over the weekend:
Clonmel Commercials Clinch Tipperary Title in a Nail-Biter
Clonmel Commercials secured their 19th Tipperary senior football championship title with a dramatic one-point win over JK Brackens in the final on Sunday. The defending champions were trailing at half-time, but staged a remarkable comeback in the second half to score two goals and take the lead. JK Brackens responded with a late goal of their own, but Clonmel Commercials held on to win by 2-07 to 2-06 at Semple Stadium.
Naas End 16-Year Wait for Kildare Crown
Naas ended their long drought for a Kildare senior football championship title by defeating Celbridge by two points in the final on Sunday. The game was tight throughout, with neither side able to pull away. Naas led by two points at half-time, but Celbridge reduced the gap to one in the second half. However, Naas held their nerve and scored the final point of the game to win by 0-13 to 0-11 at St Conleth’s Park.
Rathnew and Blessington Set for Replay After Thrilling Draw
Rathnew and Blessington will have to do it all again after they played out a thrilling draw in the Wicklow senior football championship final on Sunday. Rathnew looked set to claim their 35th title when they led by four points with five minutes left, but Blessington staged a remarkable comeback and scored a late goal to level the game at 1-09 apiece at Aughrim.
Other Gaelic Football Results –
Kilmacud Crokes beat Ballyboden St Enda’s by 1-14 to 0-09 to win the Dublin senior 1 football championship final. –
Scotstown defeated Inniskeen Grattans by 0-17 to 0-14 to win the Monaghan senior football championship final. –
Ardee St. Marys and Naomh Mairtin drew 0-15 to 1-11 in the Louth senior football final. –
Blarney beat Newcestown by 1-16 to 0-19 to win the Cork senior A hurling championship final. –
East Kerry defeated Rathmore by 1-16 to 1-10 in the Kerry senior football championship semi-final. –
Newcastle West beat Monaleen by 1-09 to 0-06 in the Limerick senior football championship semi-final. –
Rathgormack won against An Rinn by 1-14 to 2-09 in the Waterford senior football championship semi-final. –
Fulham Irish beat St. Kiernan’s by 0-12 to 0-10 in the London senior football championship semi-final. –
Naomh Conaill beat Gaoth Dobhair by 1-16 to 1-08 to win the Donegal senior B football championship final.
Hurling: The Highlights of the Weekend
Hurling is one of the oldest and fastest sports in the world, with 14 counties competing for the prestigious Liam MacCarthy Cup. Here are some of the most exciting matches that took place over the weekend:
Clonlara Come from Behind to Win Clare Title
Clonlara won their third Clare senior hurling championship title in six years with a stunning comeback victory over Crusheen in the final on Sunday. Clonlara trailed by at half-time, but turned the game around in the second half with three goals and a superb display of scoring. Crusheen tried to respond, but Clonlara held on to win by 3-18 to 2-16 at Cusack Park.
Crossmaglen Rangers Crush Clan na Gael in Armagh Final
Crossmaglen Rangers won their ninth Armagh senior football championship title in a row with a comprehensive win over Clan na Gael in the final on Sunday. Crossmaglen Rangers dominated from start to finish, scoring two goals and keeping their opponents scoreless for most of the game. Clan na Gael managed a late consolation goal, but Crossmaglen Rangers ran out comfortable winners by 2-16 to 1-07 at the Athletic Grounds.
Portaferry Dethrone Ballycran in Down Final
Portaferry ended Ballycran’s three-in-a-row bid with a four-point win in the Down senior hurling championship final on Sunday. Portaferry led by three points at half-time, but Ballycran reduced the gap to one in the second half. However, Portaferry held their composure and scored the final three points of the game to win by 0-20 to 0-16 at Ballygalget.
Corofin Book Galway Final Spot with Win over Milltown
Corofin booked their place in the Galway senior football championship final with a four-point win over Milltown in the semi-final on Sunday. Corofin trailed by two points at half-time, but scored three goals in the second half to take control of the game. Milltown tried to keep up, but Corofin proved too strong and won by 3-13 to 2-12 at Pearse Stadium.
Other Hurling Results –
Derrygonnelly beat Erne Gaels by 2-8 to 0-9 to win the Fermanagh senior football championship final. –
Gowna thrashed Kingscourt Stars by 5-15 to 0-13 to win the Cavan senior football championship final. –
St. Brigid’s edged out Boyle by 0-12 to 0-11 to win the Roscommon senior football championship final.