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Points from experienced duo, PJ Banville and Ciaran Lyng late on helped Wexford advance over Limerick in a scrappy encounter. Limerick and Wexford both went into today games low on confidence. Limerick had a poor division four campaign and were beaten by Clare in their opening Munster championship campaign while Wexford who did win promotion from division four, had lost their last four competi[..]

Dublin as expected made easy work of Westmeath which has yet again brought up the debate of a tiered championship. Garbage time is a term often used in American sports to describe the period toward the end of a timed sporting event that has become a blowout when the outcome of the game has already been decided. When Dean Rock scored Dublin’s opening goal we were facing into 40 minutes of garb[..]

CLARE 1-13 LIMERICK 1-12 (Sunday, 28th May – Munster Senior Championship) Limerick substitute Josh Ryan nearly saved Limerick’s blushes in Ennis when his late goal reduced arrears to one point. Clare led 1-8 to 0-6 at half-time after Eoin Cleary’s ninth minute major and with David Tubridy and Keelan Sexton also scoring, they led by four. Ryan got the green flag following an intercep[..]

WEXFORD 3-25 LAOIS 1-17 (Sunday, 28th May – Leinster Senior Championship) Even with manager Davy Fitzgerald sitting in the O’Moore Park stand, Wexford booked a Leinster semi-final meeting with Kilkenny on June 10th. Harry Kehoe got an early Slaneysiders goal after they trailed 0-3 to 0-0 but Wexford went in at half-time with a 1-11 to 0-9 lead. Aidan Nolan and Jack Guiney got second h[..]

WESTMEATH 1-13 LAOIS 2-7 (Saturday, 27th May – Leinster Senior Championship) Division Two league champions Westmeath opened the Leinster round-robin series with victory in Moate. Four Leona Archibold points helped the Lake County to a 0-7 to 0-0 lead but an Emma Lawlor goal on 16 minutes reduced the deficit. Johanna Maher got Westmeath goal before half-time as they led 1-9 to 1-1. They[..]

GALWAY 2-28 DUBLIN 1-17 (Sunday, 28th May – Tullamore) Ben Quinn’s goal before half-time put Dublin back in contention but Galway pulled away to book a Leinster semi-final meeting with Offaly on June 18th. After their stunning league final performance against Tipperary, many pundits were looking to see if Micheal Donoghue’s team could repeat that display. But despite this occasion lac[..]

Tyrone 0-22 Derry 0-11 (Sunday, 28th May – Celtic Park) The stats look impressive but this was a stroll for a Tyrone side nowhere near their best as they booked an Ulster semi-final meeting with Donegal on June 18th. Gradually, Mickey Harte’s team built a 0-5 to 0-0 advantage and maintained that buffer before pulling clear in the final 20 minutes. Tyrone had the luxury of 12 wides as De[..]

DUBLIN vs GALWAY (Sunday, 28th May – 4pm Tullamore) Galway’s stock is up as they begin their attempt for a first All-Ireland title since 1988. After resounding 3-21 to 0-14 win over Tipperary in the league final and the Premier County’s subsequent Munster championship loss to Cork, the Tribesmen are 10/3 favourites to lift Liam McCarthy. But ask any of the Galway panel and they’ll i[..]

DERRY vs TYRONE (Sunday, 28th May – 2pm Celtic Park) Cork’s victory has the championship summer purring for more shocks and Derry will be looking for their own story as they attempt to dethrone Mickey Harte’s Tyrone. The Oak Leafers had a disappointing spring. Despite victories over promoted Kildare and Fermanagh, home losses to Down and Cork resulted in Damian Barton’s side droppin[..]

Fixtures (Subject to Change): Saturday 27th June – (Quarter-Final) – Waterford vs Cork (7pm Fraher Field, Dungarvan) Sunday 28th June – (Quarter-Final) - Clare vs Limerick (3.30pm Cusack Park, Ennis) Saturday 10th June – (Semi-Final) – Cork/Waterford vs Tipperary (7pm Pairc Ui Rinn/Semple Stadium) Sunday 11th June – (Semi-Final) – Clare/Limerick vs Kerry (Cusack Park, Enn[..]