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GOOD AFTERNOON AND welcome to The42′s live coverage of today’s Munster and Leinster hurling action.

We’ll be bringing you updates from Semple Stadium as Tipp host Cork (2pm), before keeping you up to speed with the goings on in both Ennis and Salthill as Clare welcome Waterford to Cusack Park (3:30pm) and Kilkenny visit All-Ireland champions Galway (4pm).

Team news

Changes to every line for Tipperary, but only one enforced switch for Cork in Thurles: Shane Kingston comes in for the injured Robbie O’Flynn.


1. Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha)

2. Sean O’Brien (Newport)
3. Séamus Kennedy (St Mary’s Clonmel)
4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)

5. Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Padraic Maher (Capt.) (Thurles Sarsfields)

8. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
9. Billy McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields)

10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
11. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
12. Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha)

13. Seamus Callanan (Drom-Inch)
14. Jason Forde (Silvermines)
15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)


16. Daragh Mooney (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill)
17. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane)
18. Ger Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)
19. Willie Connors (Kiladangan)
20. Seán Curran (Mullinahone)
21. Paudie Feehan (Killenaule)
22. Alan Flynn (Kiladangan)
23. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)
24. Donagh Maher (Burgess)
25. Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg)
26. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)


1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2. Sean O Donoghue (Inniscarra)
3. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
4. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)

5. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)

8. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
9. Bill Cooper (Youghal)

10. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s) ( Capt )
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)

13. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
14. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)


16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
18. Tim O’ Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
19. Darren Browne (Kanturk)
20. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)
21. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
22. Jack O Connor (Sarsfields)
23. Rob O Shea (Carrigaline)
24. Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum)
25. Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk)
26. Conor O Sullivan (Sarsfields)

Cork 0-1 Tipp 0-0

17 seconds in, Seamus Harnedy chips one over for the Rebels from close range after good work by the Cork forwards.

Cork 0-2 Tipp 0-0

3 - Seamus Harnedy doubles his and Cork’s tally as he cuts in and fires over off his left-hand side under no pressure.

Cork 0-3 Tipp 0-0

4 - Harnedy again! Super start by Cork.

Cork 0-4 Tipp 0-0

7 – Anthony Nash makes a tremendous save to protect Cork’s three-point advantage, diving to his right and batting away a shot by Bonner Maher. Cork go up the other end and that man again, the captain, Harnedy, adds another.

Cork 0-6 Tipp 0-0

10 - Pa Horgan adds a free from close range, and Daniel Kearney fires one over from the right flank after the subsequent puck-out.

Cork 0-7 Tipp 0-0

13 – Horgan had a poor miss from a free moments before, but registers over his right shoulder.

GOAL TIPP! Cork 0-7 Tipp 1-0

14 - Jason Forde with a wonderful goal for the hosts!

Jason Forde scores his sides opening goal despite Christopher Joyce and Mark Coleman Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Cork 0-7 Tipp 1-1

14 - Bonner Maher brings Cork’s lead back to three with a fine score.

Cork 0-7 Tipp 1-2

17 - Noel McGrath adds another for Tipp.

Cork 0-7 Tipp 1-3

19 - Bonner Maher with another fine score. After a slow start, Tipp are on it.

Cork 0-8 Tipp 1-3

20 – Shane Kingston extends Cork’s lead with a superb score off his weaker side.

Cork 0-9 Tipp 1-3

21 - Ellis, Joyce, Cooper and Harnedy combine for a wonderful team score, converted by the Cork skipper.

Cork 0-11 Tipp 1-3

23 - Shane Kingston doubles his own tally as he evades a jersey tug and fires over impressively. Pa Horgan adds another seconds later as he collects a diagonal ball and converts.

Cork 0-12 Tipp 1-3

27 - Daniel Kearney gets his third. Cork have 0-11 from play.

Cork 0-13 Tipp 1-4

28 - Bill Cooper launches one from halfway. Six without reply now for the Rebels, although just as I type that, Noel McGrath lobs over Tipp’s first point in nine minutes.

GOAL CORK! Cork 1-13 Tipp 1-4

30 – Shane Kingston fires one through the eye of a needle past Brian Hogan, and Cork lead by nine!

Cork 1-14 Tipp 1-5

33 - Jason Forde with a free, but Shane Kingston – who’s on fire – responds with a fine score for the Munster champions.

Cork 1-14 Tipp 1-6

34 – Seamus Callanan grabs his first after a Cork slip-up in defence.

Cork 1-15 Tipp 1-6

37 - Horgan drills home a free from near halfway and Cork’s lead is back up to nine.

Half-time: Cork 1-15 Tipp 1-6

Cork have had nearly 70% possession and 10 wides; this one, really, should be over. Bar the five-minute sugar rush after Jason Forde’s goal, Tipp have offered very little and look out on their feet. Still, Cork might yet rue some of those missed chances in the opening half.

Second half

35 - ‘Bubbles’ on for ‘Bonner’ in the second half for Tipp. We’re back underway in Thurles.

Cork 1-15 Tipp 1-7

35 - Jason Forde converts a free straight from throw-in as the rain comes down on Semple.

Cork 1-15 Tipp 1-8

36 - Noel McGrath flicks one over from close range, and Cork’s lead is down to seven.

Cork 1-15 Tipp 1-9

37 - John McGrath gets Tipp’s third of the half.

Cork 1-15 Tipp 1-10

38 - Jason Forde converts a free from about 120 yards. Four unanswered scores for Tipp.

Cork 1-15 Tipp 1-11

40 – Another Forde free and the gap is now four.

Cork 1-16 Tipp 1-11

42 - Pa Horgan gets Cork off the mark for the second half with a simple free.

Cork 1-17 Tipp 1-12

43 - Unbelievable block down by Luke Meade as Tipp attempt to clear and Conor Lehane fires over. Tipp respond through Billy McCarthy.

Cork 1-18 Tipp 1-13

44 – Kearney adds his fourth from play as he launches one over from right in front of the Tipp dugout. John McGrath gets one back for Tipp.

Cork 1-19 Tipp 1-13

45 – Lehane drives at the Tipp defence and gets another.

GOAL TIPP! Cork 1-19 Tipp 2-13

Noel McGrath with the goal for Tipp! They’re back in business!

Cork 1-20 Tipp 2-13

47 - Bill Cooper scores from well inside his own half. Moments later, Anthony Nash rushes out and makes a good stop as Bubbles bore down on goal.

We’ll have updates from Cusack Park when Clare and Waterford throw-in at half-past three.

Cork 1-20 Tipp 2-14

49 - Another Tipp free and Cork’s lead is back to three.

Cork 1-20 Tipp 2-15

55 - Bubbles narrows it to two!

Team news


1. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)

2. David McInerney (Tulla)
3. Jack Browne (Ballyea)
4. Séadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)

5. Patrick O’Connor (Tubber)
6. Conor Cleary (St Patrick’s Miltown Malbay)
7. David FitzGerald (Inagh/Kilnamona)

8. Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
9. Tony Kelly (Ballyea)

10. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
11. Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin)
12. David Reidy (Éire Óg)

13. Conor McGrath (Cratloe)
14. John Conlon (Clonlara)
15. Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg)


1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)

2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)

5. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg)
6. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)

8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
9. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)

10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11. Tom Devine (Modeligo)
12. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)

21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)
14. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
15. Shane McNulty (De La Salle)

Cork 1-20 Tipp 2-16

58 - John McGrath for Tipp and there’s only one point between them!

Tipp 2-17 Cork 1-20

59 - John McGrath throws his fist in the air and the teams are LEVEL in Thurles.

Cork 1-21 Tipp 2-17

65 – Lovely ball by Joyce finds Harnedy who noses Cork in front again with a superb score.

Cork 1-22 Tipp 2-17

66 - Shane Kingston doubles Cork’s lead. What a second half this has been.

Cork 1-23 Tipp 2-17

67 - Kingston again as Cork pounce on a Ronan Maher error.

Cork 1-23 Tipp 2-18

67 - Anthony Nash makes an ASTONISHING save from Bubbles! Tipp convert the 65.

Cork 1-23 Tipp 2-19

68 – John McGrath with a sublime score and there’s one between them again!

Cork 1-23 Tipp 2-19

70 - Noel McGrath fires agonisingly wide for Tipp. Two minutes of stoppage time.

Tipp 2-20 Cork 1-23

Tipp level it at the death!!! The point, I think by Jake Morris – is confirmed by Hawkeye!

Michael Ryan celebrates after his sides scored a second half goal Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Full-time: Tipp 2-20 Cork 1-23

Tipperary show extraordinary resolve to peg Cork back in the second half. The draw was probably a fair result in the end: Cork dominated the first half, and Tipp were worthy of their draw in the second.

Waterford 0-2 Clare 0-1

Waterford have edged in front in the early going in Ennis.

Clare 0-2 Waterford 0-2

5 - Jamie Shanahan levels for the hosts.

Clare 0-3 Waterford 0-3

6 - A Peter Duggan score is cancelled out by Philip Mahony.

GOAL WATERFORD! Waterford 1-3 Clare 0-3

9 – Maurice Shanahan finds the net for the visitors!

Maurice Shanahan celebrates after scoring a goal Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Waterford 1-4 Clare 0-3

10 - Shanahan adds to his goal with another point for the Déise.

Waterford 1-4 Clare 0-3

Tadhg de Burca is off with a shoulder injury for Waterford. Replaced by Colm Roche.

GOAL CLARE! Waterford 1-4 Clare 1-3

17 - Peter Duggan scores from the spot for The Banner!

Team news


1. James Skehill

2. Adrian Tuohy
3. Daithi Burke
4. John Hanbury

5. Padraic Mannion
6. Gearoid McInerney
7. Aidan Harte

8. Johnny Coen
9. David Burke (Capt.)

10. Cathal Mannion
11. Joe Canning
12. Joseph Cooney

13. Conor Whelan
14. Conor Cooney
15. Brian Concannon


1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Enda Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)
3. Padraig Walsh Tullaroan)
4. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)

5. Conor Delaney (Erin’s Own)
6. Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro)
7. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)

8. Conor Fogarty (Erin’s Own)
9. James Maher (St Lachtains)

10. Martin Keoghan (Tullaroan)
11. TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
12. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)

13. John Donnelly (Thomastown)
14. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
15. Luke Scanlon (James Stephens)

Clare 1-6 Waterford 1-5

20 – Shane O’Donnell nudges the hosts in front at Cusack Park.

GOAL CLARE! Clare 2-6 Waterford 1-6

23 - John Conlon shreds the Waterford defence and slots past Stephen O’Keeffe to extend Clare’s lead.

Clare 2-9 Waterford 1-6

29 - Colm Galvin knocks Clare’s lead out to six.

Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-1

6 - A superb Joe Canning catch and score has Galway ahead after six minutes in Salthill.

Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-1

9 - Brian Concannon has had a goal chalked off for square ball – the correct decision. Conor Cooney tests Eoin Murphy about a minute later but the Cats ‘keeper smothers the shot with relative ease.

Eoin Murphy concedes a goal which was later disallowed Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Clare 2-11 Waterford 1-8

36 - Maurice Shanahan keeps Waterford in touch as we approach half-time in Ennis.

Half-time: Clare 2-11 Waterford 1-9

John Conlon is causing havoc for the Waterford fullback line – two of whom are on yellows. Kevin Moran pegged Clare’s lead back to five before the break, though.

Galway 0-3 Kilkenny 0-2

Conor Cooney has the All-Ireland champions ahead in Pearse Stadium.

Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-2

15 - Joe Canning rifles a free at goal but Eoin Murphy deflects it over the bar with a fine save.

Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-3

18 - TJ Reid adds his and Kilkenny’s third – all of them frees.

Kilkenny 0-4 Galway 0-4

19 - Luke Scanlon with a lovely score drags the visitors level.

Galway 0-6 Kilkenny 0-4

23 - Cathal Mannion with a great score for the hosts. From the resulting puckout, Concannon charges down the left and in towards goal, but again Murphy pushes the effort over the bar.

Galway 0-8 Kilkenny 0-4

25 - Two Joe Canning frees stretch Galway’s lead to four in Salthill. Canning has five points – one from play.

Penalty Galway!

27 - Conor Whelan is fouled and here comes Joe.

GOAL GALWAY! Galway 1-8 Kilkenny 0-4

28 - Joe Canning buries the penalty beautifully, low to Murphy’s right-hand corner. Precisely struck, and Galway lead by seven at Pearse Stadium.

Joe Canning scores a penalty Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 0-4

29 - A well-worked team move finds Cathal Mannion near halfway, and he detonates.

Clare 2-13 Waterford 1-9

38 - Two points from play by Tony Kelly have stretched Clare’s lead out to seven in Ennis.

Penalty Kilkenny!

32 - Luke Scanlon bears down on goal and is taken out of it by Daithi Burke!

GOAL KILKENNY! Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 1-4

34 - TJ Reid fires an unstoppable penalty past James Skehill, and Galway’s lead is down to five.

GOAL WATERFORD! Clare 2-14 Waterford 2-9

40 - Stephen Bennett flicks on and Tommy Ryan nets for Waterford with his first touch!

Half-time: Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 1-5

Walter Walsh fired over the last score of a relatively tame half in Salthill. Kilkenny have settled into it since Canning’s penalty put Galway well clear. Could be a corker of a second frame.

Clare 2-15 Waterford 2-9

48 - A Peter Duggan 65 has Clare six ahead.

Red Card for Waterford!

50 - Skipper Kevin Moran receives his marching orders for the visitors, who have also lost five players to injury on what’s looking like it might be a disastrous day in Ennis. Clare now lead by nine points: 2-19 to 2-10.

Clare 2-20 Waterford 2-10

53 - Peter Duggan grabs his fourth of the second half and this one looks done and dusted for 14-man Waterford, who trail by 10 with just over 15 minutes remaining.

Tempers flare during the match Kevin Moran's red card has left Waterford with a mountain to climb in Ennis Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Tempers flare during the match

Clare 2-24 Waterford 2-12

61 - Tony Kelly has stretched The Banner’s lead to 12.

Galway 1-10 Kilkenny 1-5

39 - David Burke with a mighty score for the Tribesmen, who have enjoyed the better of the second half so far.

Galway 1-11 Kilkenny 1-5

40 – Beautiful strike by Canning who’s after racking up 1-6 already.

Galway 1-13 Kilkenny 1-7

47 - Canning up to 1-8 with a couple of frees, while TJ Reid has kept the Cats ticking over. Six between them.

Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18

74 - Waterford have done well not to capitulate but Tony Kelly has rubber-stamped this one for the hosts at the death with two fine scores.

Full-time: Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18

Peter Duggan scored 1-10 from placed balls while John Conlon and Tony Kelly hit 1-3 and 0-6 from play respectively as Clare tallied 33 in Ennis. Could be a costly defeat for Waterford if only due to the injuries they racked up. Fine win for Clare, who bounce back from defeat last weekend in style.

Galway 1-14 Kilkenny 1-10

52 - Joe Canning finally gets the crowd going in Salthill with a sublime score just as Kilkenny were eating into the Tribesmen’s lead. Four between them – just under 20 to go.

Galway 1-14 Kilkenny 1-11

54 - TJ with another free for the visitors.

Galway 1-15 Kilkenny 1-11

60 - Canning free for Galway. 1-10 for Joe.

Galway 1-16 Kilkenny 1-11

62 - Canning with another free – this one from well inside his own half. Super strike, and Galway lead by five with some eight minutes of normal time left.

Joe Canning reacts to scoring a penalty Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Galway 1-17 Kilkenny 1-11

63 – Conor Cooney shortens the grip and extends Galway’s lead to six.

Galway 1-18 Kilkenny 1-11

64 - Walter Walsh has a goal ruled out for Kilkenny due to a dropped hurley in the build-up, and Galway go down the other end. Conor Cooney adds another.

Galway 1-19 Kilkenny 1-11

66 - Cooney again, and Galway – at last – have caught fire here. Long way back for the Cats now!

Galway 1-20 Kilkenny 1-11

66 - Joe. Magic.

Galway 1-21 Kilkenny 1-11

68 -Conor Coney has really kicked on in the last 10. He catches a high ball and feeds Jason Flynn, who gets off the mark. Galway’s lead out to 10, and this one is dunzo.

Galway 1-21 Kilkenny 1-11

70 - Canning is called ashore and receives a standing ovation.

Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 1-11

74 - Niall Burke punishes some messing in the Kilkenny defence. Galway lead by 11 with just over a minute remaining.

Goal Kilkenny! Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11

74 - Sublime finish by Walter Walsh into the roof of the net, but it’s too little, too late for Kilkenny. Incredibly, that was their first score from play in the second half.

Full-time: Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11

The Tribesmen emerge fairly comfortable winners in the end. These two might see each other again later in the season, but Galway head to Wexford Park next weekend in fine fettle.

That’s it from us, folks. Cheers for joining us! Keep an eye on The42 for action and reaction. ‘Til next weekend!

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