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SHC: Dublin cause upset as Waterford and Wexford advance

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SHC: Leinster semi-final

Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 0-16

For the first time since 1946 the Dubs defeated Kilkenny in the Leinster senior hurling championship. Anthony Daly’s side made no mistake this week after being pegged back in the dying seconds last Sunday to force this replay. The only surprise on this day was the margin of victory, as Dublin’s scoreline would have been greater had it not been for some poor free-taking and the concession of several soft frees. Dublin, however, will not give a jot as they advance now to play Galway in the Leinster final next Sunday.

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Cork Prevail As Kilkenny Narrowly Survive Dublin Scare

hurlingCork 0-23 Clare 0-15

In windy conditions on Sunday afternoon Cork outmuscled and outfought Clare to advance to the Munster Final where they will pit their wits with Limerick. Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half Cork worked tirelessly to close down Clare and ensure they kept in touch going in at half time. Clare suffered an early setback with injury to star attacker John Conlon but that doesn’t excuse the fact that their forwards didn’t fire on the day. In the first half they had four goal chances and took none of them each time giving the Cork team added fuel to their tank. Credit to Cork they never let Clare settle and unsettled them with constant pressure. Cork went in at half time three points behind but knowing they had the breeze in the second and vitally came out and from the thrown-in they brought the intensity. Cork scored a few early accurate points to increase their confidence and put the wind behind their sails. Clare were now chasing the game and needed somebody or a few leaders to step forward. Alas nobody did with wasteful passing and inaccurate shooting now common in their game as Cork grew in stature. All of Cork’s forwards scored from play as did subs Coughlan and Cronin and together they worked well as a unit with debutant Seamus Harnedy very impressive at centre-forward. Continue reading

Munster SHC: Clare See Off Waterford

huClare 2-20 Waterford 1-15

Clare ended their long wait for a win in the Munster Hurling Championship with their young players stepping up to the mark against Waterford. Clare’s excellent performance in the second half, which included goals from Shane O’Donnell and Conor McGrath, set up a Munster semi-final against  Cork.

The banner county made an explosive start scoring four points in a row. Jake Dillon’s goal for the Deise halted Clare’s momentum and Waterford were in control for the remainder of the first half. The first half was played at a slow pace with the Suirsiders leading 1-9 to 0-8 at the interval. Continue reading

Munster SFC: Kerry Cruise Past Waterford

dosKerry 4-21 Waterford 1-4

Kerry started the game brightly with a point from James O’Donoghue and followed this up with a free. Kerry then added further points to lead 0-3 to 0-0 against Waterford.  Waterford replied with their opening point of the game from a 45. Kerry responded with two further points to leave the score, Kerry 0-5 Waterford 0-1. Waterford were playing well so far making some good chances. Kerry’s Tomas O Sé added a further point for Kerry to slightly increase their lead to 0-6 points to 0-1. Waterford replied with three unanswered points to bring the gap back to two points and Waterford showed little fear of the Munster giants. Kerry replied with two further frees to leave the score at half time, Kerry 0-8 Waterford 0-4. Waterford would have taken a lot of positives from their first half performance and staying with Kerry for 35 minutes. Continue reading

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