Dublin take Centre Stage

Dublin take Centre Stage on another busy weekend on the GAA club front. 

Cuala and Ballyboden were crowned Dublin County Champions in hurling and football on another busy weekend for the GAA clubs.  Cuala had a comprehensive win, their first in 21 years, in the Dublin hurling decider with a 10 pt. win over St. Judes. Although only leading by 1-7 to 0-7 at the interval Cuala took control of the 2nd half, adding two more goals. Both Sean Treacy, with two goals and David Treacy with 7 pts. were the difference between the teams. Cuala go on to meet Coolderry in the Leinster Championship next weekend. Ballyboden overcame St. Vincents by 4 pts. in a surprise win in the football decider. St. Vincents, Dublin, Leinster and All-Ireland club champions were expected to retain their crown,but two goals by Andy Kearns, one a penalty, was the difference between the teams, finishing on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-10.

County Hurling final season in full swing.

Cork retain All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship

Cork retain All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship on last day of final Sunday of All-Ireland finals. 
Cork Ladies Football team completed a remarkable double for the Cork Ladies when they retained their All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship with a 2 pt. win over a determined Dublin team in a repeat of last years final. Last Sunday week, Corks senior camogie team won back the All-Ireland Camogie crown with a 5 pt. win over Galway. This was a remarkable win for this Cork team as they had several new additions to their team following several retirements from their ranks.
Last Sunday Dublin footballers won their 3rd All-Ireland football final in 5 years with a very comprehensive win over a disappointing Kerry team in very wet conditions in Croke Park. Dublin played some brilliant football under the conditions and deserved their win.
On the first Sunday of September Kilkenny won the All-Ireland hurling final with a 5 pt. win over Galway. Following a close first half Galway led by 3 pts. at half time. But Kilkenny changed gear after half time and took over for the second half, running out convincing winners.

Another Exciting Weekend ahead for GAA supporters. 

No surprises in big weekend for Senior Football GAA Championship. 

In a major weekend of Gaelic Football, Cork and Kerry came through their Munster Championship semi finals without too much trouble, although Tipperary did launch a challenge to Kerry in the first half. But Kerry, with Gooch Cooper back after a long injury, took control in the second half and were convincing winners.
Donegal sent out a warning to all opponents with a very big win over Armagh. Nobody saw this coming but Donegal completely dominated the game from the off to win by 9 points putting Armagh into the playoffs. The game of the day turned out to be the clash of Mayo and Galway in the Connacht semi final. Galway were determined to improve on last years thrashing, and they did, pushing Mayo, who are going for 5 Connacht Championships in a row, to the final whistle with Aidan O Shea being the difference between the teams.
Elsewhere,  Kildare defeated Laois convincingly in their replay, Meath defeated Wicklow and Westmeath defeated Wexford. 

Wexford, Galway, Laois and Waterford advance…

Wexford, Galway, Laois and Waterford advance in first major weekend for hurling Championship.

Laois bridged a 43 year gap when they comprehensively defeated Offaly in the Leinster Championship Quarter final with Willie Hyland and Cha Dwyer striking the sliotar with great accuracy, scoring 12 pts. from play between them. Wexford had a comfortable win over Westmeath in their quarter final with Ian Byrne scoring 1-7 for Wexford, crashing the hurling ball to the net just after half time. In the game of the day, Waterford followed up their defeat of Cork in the League final with a good win over them again on Sunday. Maurice Shanahan was the star for Waterford, scoring 1-9 and hurling with great skill and endeavour, leading Waterford to a Munster final meeting with either Tipperary or Limerick.

Great credit to Longford for playing an open, man to man game.

Last weekend 17.05.15 in GAA

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The All Ireland Week Ahead 01.05.15

Great weekend ahead for the GAA with the All-Ireland u-21 football final and the National Hurling League final taking place. Who would have thought at the start of the championship that Tipperary would beat Cork and Dublin on their way to the All-Ireland final against Tyrone. It would be a fantastic achievement for a county generally associated with hurling to win a football final. Best of luck to them.
The Hurling League final is an all Munster affair with Cork and Waterford facing up against each other. If the two semi-finals are anything to go by, where both Cork and Waterford came from behind to win by a point, this final should be a great game.

GAA Football Championship

GAA Football Championship