GAA Championship Sunday

Eamon Donoghue brings us through the day's hurling action . . .

  • 4/17/2022 2:22:32 PM
    Waterford 2-20 Tipperary 2-19 (63') There's subs scoring everywhere! Conor Stakelum with the latest for Tipp before Kehoe wins a free for Noel McGrath to tap over. One point game!
  • 4/17/2022 2:22:41 PM
  • 4/17/2022 2:26:19 PM
    Waterford 2-21 Tipperary 2-19 (66') With less than five minutes to go Aussie Gleeson nails a sideline cut from beyond the 45, to give Waterford a two point lead. Top class. 
  • 4/17/2022 2:28:02 PM
    Waterford 2-21 Tipperary 2-20 (68') Stakelum is surrounded and fouled on the edge of the D and Noel McGrath taps it over.
  • 4/17/2022 2:29:08 PM
    Waterford 2-22 Tipperary 2-20 (69') McNulty up from corner back floats over his second point, with Austin Gleeson the creator. Three minutes to be added on.
  • 4/17/2022 2:31:52 PM
    Waterford 2-22 Tipperary 2-20 (72') Gleeson's sideline cut from way out drops short. He wins it as it comes back out and this time he shoots wide from play. One minute left.
  • 4/17/2022 2:33:11 PM
    Waterford 2-24 Tipperary 2-20 (73') Patrick Curran who started the scoring this afternoon sends another over from out by the sideline. Three point game. Hutchinson makes it four.
  • 4/17/2022 2:35:33 PM
    FT Waterford 2-24 Tipperary 2-20 (73') Tipp show promise in defeat but Waterford started and finished each half the better side with their powerful start to the second half proving crucial. Gleeson and Barron made a big impact off the bench as the league champions deliver come championship!
  • 4/17/2022 2:38:05 PM

    Cork v Limerick, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 4.0 – Live, RTÉ2

    Cork have a good record against them – unbeaten in the two years of the round-robin and will be steamed up before what is expected to be the biggest hurling attendance in the rebuilt ground. Verdict: Cork
  • 4/17/2022 2:40:41 PM

     Kieran Kingston (3rd year)
    Odds: All-Ireland 15/2; Munster 5/1
    First up: Limerick, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, April 17th, 4.0

    Maybe reaction to league final was extreme but many key selection issues remain live. Has the defence sufficiently improved? It didn’t look like that in Thurles. Now talk is of moving out Mark Coleman to make better use of his hurling. If Daire O’Leary is absent who plays full back? How best to deploy the promising Ciarán Joyce? Answers needed.

     John Kiely (6th year)
    Odds: All-Ireland Evens; Munster 8/11
    First up: Cork, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, April 17th, 4.0

    Counting on their perfect timing, the champions have ground to cover after unengaged league. The return of the round robin means they won’t have neatly calibrated schedule of last two years. Trawling for new talent in the fifth year of current team, there’s no prospect of radical change. If they get to their ceiling, no one will match them. If.

    Click here for Sean Moran's team-by-team guide

  • 4/17/2022 2:41:08 PM
  • 4/17/2022 2:42:15 PM

    Kyle Hayes and Limerick intent on prolonging their golden era

    Half-back a key figure as Kiely’s side seek to rediscover their best in championship opener
  • 4/17/2022 2:52:33 PM
    Changes to Limerick team: Mike Casey in for David Reidy. And for Cork: Conor Cahalane in for Seamus Harnedy.
  • 4/17/2022 3:02:12 PM
    Cork 1-0 Limerick 0-0 (1') From the throw in Cork come away with an overlap and play it through the hands, Shane Kingston is at the end of the move to bury a GOAL!!!
  • 4/17/2022 3:03:06 PM
    Cork 1-0 Limerick 0-0 (2') Kyle Hayes is lined up in the inside line for Limerick. Cork have the wind advantage this first half.
  • 4/17/2022 3:05:47 PM
    Cork 1-1 Limerick 0-0 (4') Shane Barrett floats over the opening point of the game. 
  • 4/17/2022 3:07:30 PM
    Cork 1-1 Limerick 0-0 (4') Patrick Horgan with that strong wind at his back increases the Cork lead. Here's a look back at that goal . . .
  • 4/17/2022 3:08:49 PM
    Cork 1-1 Limerick 0-2 (4') Diarmaid Byrnes gets Limerick underway with a free. He follows up with a good one from play.
  • 4/17/2022 3:12:29 PM
    Cork 1-2 Limerick 0-4 (10') Diarmaid Byrnes scores his third point before Barry Nash gets at the end of a running move into the elements. Limerick are growing into this.
  • 4/17/2022 3:15:38 PM
    Cork 1-3 Limerick 0-4 (13') Horgan sends over his second point. Before Patrick Collins makes a sharp save to deny Limerick a goal.
  • 4/17/2022 3:17:58 PM
    Cork 1-3 Limerick 1-4 (15') Kyle Hayes with a wonder GOAL!! He gathers the ball in the corner facing the sideline and turns back on himself down the sideline and in on goal. He bounces it off the ground, opens up those long legs, shortens the hurl and buries it. Majestic. 
  • 4/17/2022 3:20:50 PM
    Cork 1-4 Limerick 1-5 (19') Gearoid Hegarty with a beauty from halfway, making it look easy as anything from distance and into the wind.
  • 4/17/2022 3:22:08 PM
    Cork 1-5 Limerick 1-5 (20') Robbie O'Flynn comes down the right hand side of the Cork attack to make a good angle for himself and covert his shot at full tilt.
  • 4/17/2022 3:27:10 PM
    Cork 1-6 Limerick 1-5 (25') Tim O'Mahony stays patient and sends his shot over the black spot from about 65m when it comes back to him.
  • 4/17/2022 3:29:51 PM
    Cork 1-7 Limerick 1-5 (28') Conor Cahalane wins a free in the corner and Horgan coverts it to give the hosts a two point lead.
  • 4/17/2022 3:31:13 PM
    Cork 1-7 Limerick 1-7 (29') Dan Morrissey with the assist for his brother Tom who floats one over from the left sideline. He loves that angle. Hegarty adds his second shortly afterwards.
  • 4/17/2022 3:33:36 PM
    Cork 1-8 Limerick 1-8 (32') Horgan puts Cork in front again but not for long as Aaron Gillane levels matters from a free.
  • 4/17/2022 3:36:28 PM
    Cork 1-8 Limerick 2-9 (34') Limerick turn Cork over as they try to come out of the heart of their defence. Hayes finds Gillane who has all day to pick his spot. And he makes no mistake with a bouncing shot. GOAL!! Cian Lynch then adds another point. One minute added on.
  • 4/17/2022 3:37:49 PM
  • 4/17/2022 3:40:38 PM
    HT Cork 1-8 Limerick 2-9 Cork come away with nothing after a half goal chance just before the interval. Limerick lead by four after playing into the elements and as that half wore on they looked more and more like their usual selves. Kyle Hayes' wonder goal proving the catalyst! Cork need a strong start to the second period.
  • 4/17/2022 3:58:52 PM
    Cork 1-12 Limerick 2-9 (38') O'Flynn scores within seconds of the second half throw-in. From the following play Nickie Quaid pulls off a superb save to deny Barrett a goal. It deflects over the bar. Conor Lehane adds another - three in a row for the hosts. Just the start they needed and Seamus Harnedy has made a big impact after replacing Conor Cahalane.
  • 4/17/2022 4:00:13 PM
    Cork 1-12 Limerick 2-10 (39') The wind isn't as strong for this second half, but with it at his back Byrnes bombs one over for Limerick. Their first of the half.
  • 4/17/2022 4:03:40 PM
    Cork 1-12 Limerick 2-12 (42') Kyle Hayes rides a big hit, and points. It's hard stop that. Limerick lead by three and have settled after Cork's strong start to the half.
  • 4/17/2022 4:05:39 PM
    Cork 1-12 Limerick 2-14 (45') Dan Morrissey strikes it up into the wind and over the bar. Byrnes - who has been excellent and now has five points - lashes over another for the Limerick defenders. Cork are struggling to come out of defence.
  • 4/17/2022 4:06:45 PM
    Cork 1-13 Limerick 2-15 (45') Horgan and Hegarty exchange points. A third for the latter.
  • 4/17/2022 4:08:39 PM
    Cork 1-14 Limerick 2-15 (45') Harnedy rises high to catch a puck out. He's fouled before shooting but Horgan converts the free for his sixth point.
  • 4/17/2022 4:11:15 PM
    Cork 1-14 Limerick 2-17 (50') Cian Lynch breaks out between two tackles, shakes off his man, falls to his knees as he tries to cut across. And from his knees he floats it over. Beautiful. Gillane adds a free.
  • 4/17/2022 4:13:34 PM
    Cork 1-14 Limerick 2-18 (52') Declan Hannon comes on the overlap and powers right through the heart of the Cork defence to add his name to the scoresheet after Cork were turned over coming out again.
  • 4/17/2022 4:20:58 PM
    Cork 1-14 Limerick 2-19 (59') After seven minutes without a score, Byrnes wins a free after grabbing a puckout. Gillane wins the breaks under the subsequent long delivery and points. Cork haven't scored in over 12 minutes.
  • 4/17/2022 4:27:06 PM
    Cork 1-15 Limerick 2-21 (65') Cathal O'Neill adds to Limerick's lead, they're now nine points up with five minutes left.
  • 4/17/2022 4:29:13 PM
    Cork 1-16 Limerick 2-21 (67') Horgan's free flies over the bar. Cork could've done with a goal from nothing there as this game has looked over for a while.
  • 4/17/2022 4:31:03 PM
    Cork 1-16 Limerick 2-23 (69') Limerick super sub Pat Ryan comes on and scores, as he does. Nine in it again. Three minutes added on.
  • 4/17/2022 4:33:45 PM
    Cork 1-16 Limerick 2-25 (71') David Reidy and Byrnes add two more for Limerick!
  • 4/17/2022 4:34:49 PM
    FT Cork 1-17 Limerick 2-25 A Horgan free is the final act of an absolute Limerick hammering of Cork! 
  • 4/17/2022 4:46:09 PM
  • 4/17/2022 4:53:24 PM
    So that's that . . . Limerick remind everyone just how good they are with a dominant 11 point win over a disappointing Cork side. Kyle Hayes' goal will be replayed over and over, no doubt the highlight of the day. 
    In the first game, Waterford were too good for Tipperary, who will take plenty of positives from Walsh Park despite a four point defeat to the league champions. 
    The match report from the first game is live here. And keep an eye on the homepage for the second which will be through shortly. Thanks for joining us this afternoon, isn't it great to have the Munster championship back!
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