Bord Gais Energy Munster U21 Hurling Final: Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-22

A turbulent couple of weeks for Limerick hurling has ended in emphatic fashion with a Munster U21 crown against reigning champions Clare in a near capacity Cusack Park tonight. After disappointing exits for the Limerick senior and minor teams in recent weeks, the onus was on the Limerick U21 team to produce a performance to … More Bord Gais Energy Munster U21 Hurling Final: Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-22

All Ireland Senior Quarter Final: Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22

I have deliberately delayed the submission of this match report to reflect on a tale of two performances, one performance was full of physicality, passion and desire while the other performance lacked cohesion, work rate and team work required. Galway were full value for this twelve point victory over a rudderless Cork outfit in Thurles. They … More All Ireland Senior Quarter Final: Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22

All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final: Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19

Waterford advance to meet Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling semi-final with a determined second half performance to defeat Dublin by five points. Dublin started the game positively with Ryan O’Dwyer, Dotsy O’Callaghan and Paul Ryan prominent early scoring some impressive scores. Dublin exposed Waterford’s sweeper tactic defensively, playing ball into the space that De … More All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final: Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19

GAA Football Roundup

What is it with the backdoor system and the sheer inability of provincial losers to advance through this qualifier route? Only three teams have managed to win through the backdoor system when beaten in the provincial showpiece. Westmeath were hugely disappointing in their nine point reversal to the new summer story of the football championship … More GAA Football Roundup

Rugby Championship: Springboks 20 – 27 New Zealand

What we learned today. It is a bit early to be calling out the winner for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup but New Zealand and South Africa surely are destined to be the two teams to beat in the tournament. New Zealand used all their guile and experience to overcome a hungry, youthful South African … More Rugby Championship: Springboks 20 – 27 New Zealand