Two big games tonight in Division 1A of the Allianz hurling league.
Waterford 0-20 Cork 1-14
Dublin 1-17 Galway 0-13
We’ll be keeping an eye on both matches. It was a good start last week for Waterford and Galway with opening wins while Cork and Dublin suffered setbacks with early defeats.
Evening all, we’re settling in for a night of hurling action with Páirc Uí Rinn and Parnell Park the setting for Allianz Division 1A league showdowns.
1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
2. Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown)
3. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
4. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers) (c)
5. Damian Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
6. William Egan (Kilbrin)
7. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
8. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfield)
9. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
10. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
11. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
12. Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk)
13. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
14. William Leahy (Aghada)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
Here’s the fixtures:
1. James Skehill (Cappataggle)
2. John Hanbury (Rahoon-Newcastle)
3. Daithi Burke (Turloughmore)
4. Paul Hoban (Loughrea)
5. Padraig Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
6. Greg Lally (Gort)
7. Aidan Harte (Gort)
8. David Burke (St Thomas – captain)
9. Adrian Tuohy (Beagh)
10. Padraig Brehony (Tynagh Abbey Duniry)
11. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
12. Niall Burke (Oranmore-Maree)
13. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)
14. Joe Canning (Portumna)
15. Davy Glennon (Mullagh)
1. Conor Dooley (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
2. Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala)
3. Eoghan O’Donnell (Whitehall Colmcille)
4. Oisín Gough (Cuala)
5. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)
6. Liam Rushe (St Pat’s Palmerstown)
7. Shane Barrett (Na Fianna)
8. Shane Durkin (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
9. Johnny McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields)
10. Colm Cronin (Cuala)
11. Niall McMorrow (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
12. David Treacy (Cuala)
13. Eamonn Dillon (Nh Fionnbarra)
14. David O’Callaghan (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
15. Mark Schutte (Cuala)
Here’s the team news:
1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)
5. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
6. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)
8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)
10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle – captain)
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
14. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)
15. Colin Dunford (Colligan)
One late Galway change, Fergal Moore is in for Daithi Burke.
And two late Dublin changes as well.
Seanie McGrath and Darragh O’Connell in for Colm Cronin and Shane Barrett.
So pre-match predictions then, who do you fancy in tonight’s two games?
Cracking save by Anthony Nash from a piledriver from Waterford’s Patrick Curran after he was played through by Jake Dillon.
Game on in Páirc Uí Rinn and Parnell Park.
Galway 0-2 Dublin 0-1
David Burke edges Galway in front.
Waterford 0-1 Cork 0-0
Kevin Moran bags the opening point of the game in Páirc Uí Rinn.
Waterford 0-3 Cork 0-1
Waterford make a burst with Maurice Shanahan and Darragh Fives pointing.
Dublin 0-3 Galway 0-2
Darragh O’Connell sends Dublin into the lead.
Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-2
4 mins – All square in Parnell thanks to a converted free by David Treacy for Dublin.
Cork 0-1 Waterford 0-1
7 mins – First chance of the night for Patrick Horgan, he slots the free after Daniel Kearney was fouled.
Dublin 0-4 Galway 0-2
Niall McMorrow stretches Dublin’s advantage.
Waterford 0-4 Cork 0-1
Austin Gleeson hits his first point of the night for Waterford.
Waterford 0-4 Cork 0-2
Patrick Horgan cuts the gap that Cork face.
Waterford 0-5 Cork 0-2
Maurice Shanahan makes no mistake from a free after Kevin Moran was fouled.
Dublin 0-5 Galway 0-2
McMorrow’s second point of the night for Dublin.
Waterford 0-5 Cork 0-3
Daniel Kearney on target for Cork.
Dublin 0-5 Galway 0-3
Joe Canning knocks over a free, his first of the night for the Tribesmen.
Waterford’s free taking hasn’t been flawless from distance. Kevin Moran struck that latest one and the ball dropped short after Maurice Shanahan had previously failed to find his range.
So far so good for Dublin as they seek to bounce back from last weekend’s heavy loss against Tipperary, Cork are also trying to bounce back but it’s been a tricky start to their game.
Waterford 0-6 Cork 0-4
Neat point by Jamie Barron as Waterford cleverly work a free short.
Waterford 0-5 Cork 0-4
Signs of a Cork revival as Brian Lawton sticks over a point. They can’t afford to let Waterford get clear on the scoreboard early on.
Dublin 0-6 Galway 0-4
Freetakers have their say in Parnell Park, firstly Joe Canning for Galway and then Treacy for Dublin replies.
Waterford 0-7 Cork 0-4
23 mins – Shane Bennett won’t forget Páirc Uí Rinn as a venue. Last June, he finished his Leaving Cert on 17 June at 5pm, travelled 60km to Cork and won the man-of-the-match award as Waterford U21′s soundly defeated Cork. He’s back at the same stadium tonight and has just won a free that Shanahan converted.
Dublin 0-9 Galway 0-4
27 mins – Much better stuff on home turf from Dublin on this Saturday night. Treacy extends their lead to five.
Sub: Tommie Larkins clubman Colm Flynn is into the Galway defence for the injured Fergal Moore.
Waterford 0-8 Cork 0-4
25 mins – Waterford have upped the ante again. Maurice Shanahan fires over a ’65 and a four-point lead is more reflective of their dominance.
Waterford 0-9 Cork 0-5
26 mins – Points traded with Conor Lehane for Cork and Patrick Curran for Waterford.
Waterford 0-10 Cork 0-5
28 mins – Troubling times for Cork. They trail by five at home, Jake Dillon clipping over a point after Maurice Shanahan broke the ball to him.
Waterford 0-11 Cork 0-6
33 mins – Patrick Curran is really looking like a prospect that is going to enhance Waterford’s fortunes this year, available from the outset of their league campaign. Showed good alertness to win a ball that came in towards the goal, darted clear of the Cork defence and finished off his point.
Half-Time: Waterford 0-11 Cork 0-7
Dublin 0-9 Galway 0-6
32 mins – Four points now tonight for Joe Canning.
Waterford 0-11 Cork 0-7
36 mins – Horgan pulls a point back for Cork from a free.
Dublin 0-10 Galway 0-7
33 mins – Fine score from the wing by Joe Canning before Treacy cancels it out with yet another Dublin free.
Half-Time: Dublin 0-10 Galway 0-7
Let’s catch up on the rest of today’s GAA action so far:
Stephen Moylan and Alan Cadogan are in to the Cork team for Daniel Kearney and William Leahy, who endured a disappointing league debut but was admittedly not supplied with the best deliveries into attack.
Back underway for the second-half action.
Waterford 0-13 Cork 0-7
36 mins – Waterford explode out of the blocks with Shane Bennett hauled down and Maurice Shanahan points. Then Colin Dunford launches one over from distance.
Subs: Galway changes as Daithi Burke and Andy Smith come in for Joe Canning and Greg Lally.
Dublin 0-10 Galway 0-8
Cathal Mannion knocks over an early second-half point for Galway from a free.
Waterford 0-13 Cork 0-8
39 mins – Better for Cork from open play as substitute Alan Cadogan makes an early impression with his driving run drawing a foul. Horgan does the rest with the placed ball.
Waterford 0-14 Cork 0-8
43 mins – Austin Gleeson bangs over a monster point. Waterford six clear now.
Waterford 0-15 Cork 0-8
44 mins – And another outstanding score for Waterford, this time by Shane Bennett.
Waterford 0-16 Cork 0-8
47 mins – Jamie Barron arrows over another point for Waterford.
Dublin 0-12 Galway 0-8
43 mins – Dublin up the ante again with McMorrow floating over a point.
Waterford 0-17 Cork 0-9
48 mins – Fine individual score by Cork for Patrick Horgan but it’s quickly cancelled out by Patrick Curran.
Sub: Mark Ellis on for William Egan for Cork.
Goal for Dublin from Seanie McGrath!
Dublin 1-14 Galway 0-8
50 mins – Dublin look like they’re going to bounce back in style from that defeat to Tipperary.
Waterford 0-17 Cork 0-10
50 mins – Cork need to string together some scores in succession. Brian Lawton grabs a point.
Waterford’s confidence levels look to be soaring high, they’ll go top of the Division 1A table on their own tonight if they hold on for victory here.
Waterford 0-18 Cork 0-12
55 mins – Alan Cadogan has looked lively and persistent since coming on at the break. He swings over a point off his left for Cork.
Dublin 1-15 Galway 0-8
51 mins – Dublin are hitting full speed now, Treacy bangs over a free.
Waterford 0-18 Cork 0-11
53 mins – Beautiful sideline cut by Aidan Walsh for Cork, a rare moment of cheer for the home fans tonight.
Waterford 0-19 Cork 0-12
57 mins – Massive long-range point for Waterford by Colin Dunford but that looked a poor decision in the build-up to that score with Aidan Walsh struck in the face while in possession.
Waterford 0-19 Cork 0-13
60 mins – Huge clearance by Anthony Nash and Conor Lehane wins the break before working the space to point.
Dublin 1-16 Galway 0-10
55 mins – Treacy converts another free and Dublin have a nine-point cushion.
Dublin 1-16 Galway 0-11
60 mins – Galway cut the gap to eight.
Waterford 0-19 Cork 0-14
61 mins – Great work by Brian Lawton creates the opening for Conor Lehane to point.
Bit of confusion over whether that last point from Dunford is going to stand for Waterford.
Red card for Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan for a strike off the ball.
Dublin 1-16 Galway 0-12
63 mins – David Burke raises a white flag but it looks like it’ll take something special for Galway to salvage something here.
Waterford 0-20 Cork 0-14
66 mins – But Austin Gleeson makes a major statement by nailing a long-range free. Waterford go six clear again.
And a red card now for Cork’s Alan Cadogan!
Goal for Cork from Patrick Horgan!
Couple of yellow cards brandished now with Cork’s Cian McCarthy and Waterford’s Shane Fives the culprits.
Dublin 1-17 Galway 0-12
Dublin on course for victory entering injury-time.
Cork’s late rally has come from nowhere given how lethargic they had been beforehand.
And yellow cards now for Anthony Nash and Michael Brick Walsh.
Waterford 0-20 Cork 1-14
72 mins – Horgan drills a 20-yard free to the net and then Stephen O’Keeffe saves a Stephen Moylan goalbound shot.
Full-Time: Waterford 0-20 Cork 1-14
Dublin 1-17 Galway 0-13
73 mins – Late Galway point from Andy Smith.
Full-Time: Dublin 1-17 Galway 0-13
So that’s it from our Saturday night hurling league coverage as Dublin and Waterford both savour victories. First defeat of the campaign for Galway while Cork are bottom of the table after a poor start to the league. Thanks for joining us.
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