Dan Sheridan/INPHO Galway intermediate hurling captain James Skehill.
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Skehill captains Galway to All-Ireland hurling glory with final win over Cork
The Gaelic Grounds was the venue for tonight’s intermediate final.

Galway 0-23
Cork 0-14

Stephen Barry reports from the Gaelic Grounds

CAPTAIN JAMES SKEHILL collected the All-Ireland intermediate hurling trophy for Galway, as Cork suffered another loss at the hands of Anthony Cunningham’s Tribesmen tonight at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

It was a powerful and astute performance from Galway, who were able to pick Cork apart despite the Rebels’ use of a defensive sweeper.

Galway had the better start, with Dan Nevin, who took Conor Whelan’s place in the starting XV, firing three early points. Eanna Burke was also on target with a pair as Galway built up a 0-6 to 0-2 lead after 9 minutes.

However Cork steadied as Galway stalled, with Willie Leahy (0-3) and Fintan O’Leary (0-2) helping them to pull level at half-time, 0-9 apiece.

Galway re-established their lead early in the second period, with Kevin McHugo points pushing them three clear.

Noel McNamara, O’Leary and Kevin O’Neill kept Cork in touch, at 0-15 to 0-12, but five points in a row from Haran, Eamon Brannigan, Shane Moloney (2) and Nevin effectively sealed the deal for Galway, before Jason Kennedy embellished the final scoreline with two late points.

Anthony Cunningham Cathal Noonan / INPHO Galway hurling boss Anthony Cunningham. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Scorers for Galway: Tadhg Haran (0-4f, 1 sideline), Dan Nevin 0-5 each, Dean Higgins 0-3, Kevin McHugo, Eanna Burke, Shane Moloney, Eamon Brannigan, Jason Kennedy 0-2 each.

Scorers for Cork: Noel McNamara 0-4 (0-4f), Tony Murphy (0-2f), Willie Leahy, Fintan O’Leary 0-3 each, Kevin O’Neill 0-1.

Ronan Dwane James Crombie / INPHO Cork intermediate hurling manager Ronan Dwane. James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO


1. James Skehill (Cappataggle – captain)

2. Colm Flynn (Tommy Larkin’s)
3. Darragh O’Donoghue (Kilnadeema-Leitrim)
4. Adrian Tuohy (Beagh)

5. Paul Flaherty (Abbeyknockmoy)
6. Darragh Burke (St Thomas)
7. Shane Cooney (St Thomas)

8. Kevin McHugo (Tommy Larkin’s)
9. Dean Higgins (Castlegar)

10. Dan Nevin (Cappataggle)
11. Tadhg Haran (Liam Mellows)
12. Eanna Burke (St Thomas’s)

13. Brian Molloy (Kilnadeema-Leitrim)
14. Shane Maloney (Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry)
15. Eamon Brannigan (Rahoon-Newcastle)

20. Barry Daly (Clarinbridge) for Brannigan (17-20, blood)
17. Barry Keane (Clarinbridge) for O’Donoghue (half-time)
23. Jason Kennedy (Ardrahan) for E Burke (48)
20. Barry Daly (Clarinbridge) for McHugo (53)
22. Ronan O’Meara (Portumna) for Brannigan (55)
21. Kevin Lane (Ballindereen) for Higgins (59)


1. Padge Buckley (Mallow)

4. Greg Murphy (Newcestown)
7. Tomas Lawerence (Brian Dillons)
2. Barra Ó Tuama (Castlemartyr)

11. Michael Collins (Ballinhassig)

3. Ed Finn (Ballinhassig)
6. Donnocha O’Donovan (Ballinhassig)
5. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline – captain)

8. Kevin O’Neill (Watergrasshill)
9. Shane McCarthy (Ballinhassig)

14. Fintan O’Leary (Ballinhassig)
12. Tony Murphy (Carrigaline)
10. Willie Leahy (Aghada)

13. Noel McNamara (Kilworth)
15. Darren O’Driscoll (Carrigtwohill)

17. Paudie Butler (Argideen Rangers) for Finn (half-time)
20. Martin Brennan (Fermoy) for McCarthy (45)
21. Luke Meade (Newcestown) for McNamara (46)
19. Ciaran O’Brien (St Ita’s) for G Murphy (52)
23. Andrew Cagney (Charleville) for T Murphy (53)

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

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