Cork vs Galway Live Score Commentary Updates Hurling Division 1 Round 5
Cork vs Westmeath Live Score Commentary Updates Division 2 Football relegation play-off
Cork v Westmeath — Pairc Ui Chaoimh — 2:00 pm — GAAGO
Cork will host Westmeath at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the first relegation play-off to determine who will stay in division 2 of the Allianz football league and who will drop down to division 3.
The Munster giants have not looked as threatening as one might think this league campaign, picking up two wins from three but still find themselves in a relegation battle.
While Westmeath has lost all three of their league games, they have not looked out of place, leading Mayo for much of the game, before experience shun through. With spirited displays against Meath and Down, they could cause an upset.
Form — last three results
Cork — (Loss, Win, Win)
Westmeath — (Loss, Loss, Loss)
Players to watch
Cork: John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
Westmeath: John Heslin (St. Lomans)
Mícheál Martin; Sean Powter, Daniel O’Mahony, Kevin Flahive; Tadhg Corkery, Sean Meehan, Mattie Taylor; Ian Maguire, Paul Walsh; Sean White, Ruairi Deane, Kevin O’Driscoll; John O’Rourke, Cíaran Sheehan, Luke Connolly
Jason Daly; Jack Smith, Kevin Maguire, Boidu Sayeh, James Dolan, Ronan Wallace, Jamie Gonoud, Sam Duncan, Ray Connellan, David Lynch, Ger Egan, Ronan O’Toole, John Heslin, Luke Loughlin.
Cork by 5pts
Lidl Ladies Football Live Scores Commentary Updates from Cork vs Dublin, we have starting teams and preview – Match starts at 7:35pm on Saturday 29th May.
The latest instalment of a gripping rivalry awaits us as Dublin seniors prepare for a very first outing at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
In recent times, Dublin have been slow starters in the League but they hit the ground running last weekend against Waterford, with former rugby international Hannah Tyrrell in fine form.
Cork were good too in patches against Tipperary in the Friday night League opener and the return of ace attacker Eimear Scally to the squad is a fillip for boss Ephie Fitzgerald.
These two could well meet each other again down the line in League and Championship – and they’ll both be anxious to lay down an early marker in what is a repeat of the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final.
Cork (v Dublin): M O’Brien (capt.); S Kelly, R Phelan, C Collins; E O’Shea, A Hutchings, M Duggan; H Looney, M O’Callaghan; A O’Mahony, C O’Sullivan, D Kiely; S O’Leary, L Coppinger, O Finn.
Dublin (v Cork): A Sheils; L McGinley, M Byrne, L Caffrey; A Kane, O Carey, O Nolan; S McGrath, J Dunne; H Tyrrell, L Collins, L Davey; S Killeen, N Hetherton, C O’Connor.
Cork vs Westmeath Live Score Commentary Updates Hurling Division 1 South
2021 Allianz Hurling League Division 1 – Cork 7-27 Westmeath 0-15
Lidl Ladies Football Live Scores Commentary Updates from Cork vs Tipperary, we have starting teams and preview – Match starts at 7:30pm on Friday 20th May.
Cork have home advantage for a championship dress rehearsal at Páirc Uí Chaoimh – as the TG4 cameras arrive for what should be a Friday night cracker between the Munster rivals.
Visitors Tipperary have a new manager in the form of 1991 All-Ireland SHC winning captain Declan Carr – and a new captain in Aishling Moloney, who takes over from now-retired Samantha Lambert.
Cork line out with nine TG4 All-Ireland Final survivors from the 2020 loss to Dublin – and a new skipper, too, in goalkeeper Martina O’Brien.
As the 2020 Lidl National League wasn’t concluded, Cork begins the 2021 campaign as holders, having won the Division 1 crown in 2019.
Starting Team News
Cork (v Tipperary): M O’Brien (capt.); S Kelly, R Phelan, E Spillane; E O’Shea, A Kelleher, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, S Hayes; O Finn, C O’Sullivan, H Looney; S O’Leary, B O’Sullivan, E Cleary.
Tipperary (v Cork): L Fitzpatrick; L Spillane, M Curley, E Cronin; R Daly, C Kennedy, E Kelly; A.R. Kennedy, E Fitzpatrick; E Carroll, E Morrissey, A Moloney (capt.); C O’Dwyer, A Delaney, M Creedon.
Martina O’Brien Clonakilty
Shauna Kelly Araglen Desmonds Buí
Roisin Phelan St Brigids (Dublin)
Emma Spillane Bantry Blues
Erika O’Shea Macroom
Aisling Kelleher St Valentines
Melissa Duggan Dohenys
Máire O’Callaghan Mourneabbey
Sarah Hayes Rosscarbery
Orla Finn Kinsale
Ciara O’Sullivan Mourneabbey
Hannah Looney Aghada
Sadhbh O’Leary Kinsale
Bríd O’Sullivan Mourneabbey
Emma Cleary Éire Óg
Sarah Murphy Bride Rovers
Eimear Meaney Mourneabbey
Méabh Cahalane Éire Óg
Chloe Collins Dromtarriffe
Caoimhe O’Callaghan Kinsale
Ellie Jack Mourneabbey
Orlagh Farmer Midleton
Abbie O’Mahony Glanmire
Eve Murphy Bantry Blues
Libby Coppinger St Colums
Daire Kiely Valley Rovers
Katie Quirke Bride Rovers
Laura Cleary Éire Óg
Eve Mullins Rockbán
Isobel Sheehan Éire Óg
Player’s Name Club
Lauren Fitzpatrick Ballymacarbry
Lucy Spillane Fethard
Maria Curley Templemore
Emma Cronin Moyle Rovers
Roisin Daly Moyne Templetouy
Caitlin Kennedy Aherlow
Elaine Kelly Cappawhite
Anna Rose Kennedy Aherlow
Elaine Fitzpatrick Templemore
Edith Carroll Galtee Rovers
Emma Morrissey Aherlow
Aishling Moloney © Cahir
Cliona O’Dwyer Brian Borus
Aine Delaney Templemore
Marie Creedon Thurles Sarsfields
Rachel Sweeney Holycross
Niamh Hayes Fethard
Róisín Howard Cahir
Laura Dillon Ardfinnan
Courtney Lonergan Clonmel Commercials
Kate Davey Fethard
Carrie Davey Fethard
Katie Cunningham Lattin Cullen
Laura Nagle Ardfinnan
Emer McCarthy Galtee Rovers
Angela McGuigan Sliabh na mBan
Ava Fennessy Clonmel Commercials
Ellen Moore Moyne Templetuohy
Clodagh Horgan Boherlahan
Aoibhe O’Shea Mullinahone
Cork vs Waterford Allianz Hurling League Division 1A. Irishscores.com, live GAA previews, scores, live commentary, and results.
Cork: Patrick Collins; Niall O’Leary, Damien Cahalane, Sean O’Donoghue; Tim O’Mahony, Mark Coleman, Niall Cashman; Billy Hennessy, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Robbie O’Flynn, Luke Meade, Seamus Harnedy; Jack O’Connor, Patrick Horgan, Shane Barrett.
Subs: Gerard Collins, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Robert Downey, Daire Connery, James O’Flynn, Daniel Meaney, Shane Kingston, Alan Cadogan, Alan Connolly, Conor Cahalane, Tadhg Deasy.
Waterford: Billy Nolan; Ian Kenny, Conor Prunty, Shane McNulty; Mark O’Brien, Iarlaith Daly, Kieran Bennett; Darragh Lyons, Calum Lyons; Jack Fagan, Conor Gleeson, Neil Montgomery; Stephen Bennett, Austin Gleeson, Colin Dunford.
Subs: Shaun O’Brien, Shane Fives, Tom Barron, Billy Power, Peter Hogan, Mikey Kearney, Patrick Curran, Kieran Power, Seamus Keating, DJ Foran, Michael Kiely.
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.
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).
— The GAA (@officialgaa) November 17, 2020
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.
<h3><strong>All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Final: Waterford vs Clare, Saturday, 21st November, 15:45 (Páirc Uí Chaoimh). </strong></h3>
— Clare Gaa (@GaaClare) November 16, 2020
Saturday 21 November
Sunday 22 November
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
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.
Munster Championship Semi-Final: Cork vs Kerry, Sunday, November 8th, 16:00 (Páirc Uí Chaoimh).
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.
Munster Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Tipperary vs Limerick, Sunday, November 1st, 16:00 (Páirc Uí Chaoimh).
Watch the Full-Time Highlights of Limerick v Clare in the Munster Hurling Championship / Allianz League Hurling Final here on GAANOW!
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— The GAA (@officialgaa) October 25, 2020