Castleisland Desmonds claim All-Ireland intermediate club ladies title

The Kerry club were victorious against Galway’s Clonbur.

Castleisland Desmonds captain Lorraine Scanlon (file photo).

Castleisland Desmonds captain Lorraine Scanlon (file photo).
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Castleisland Desmonds (Kerry) 2-11
Clonbur (Galway) 1-6

LEANNE MANGAN’S ACCURACY from frees was the key ingredient as Castleisland Desmonds held off a concerted Clonbur rally in the second half to be crowned Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland intermediate club ladies football champions in Corofin yesterday.

Underground conditions were difficult at the Clare venue but that didn’t stop both sides serving up a treat to the big crowd in attendance.

The final margin was harsh on the Galway Gaeltacht girls, as Castleisland substitutes Elaine Guiney and Laoibhse Walmsley struck for a goal and a point from the game’s last two acts deep in injury-time.

There was no questioning the merit of the Desmonds’ success though, as they held the upper hand for the majority of proceedings and should have led by more than four points at the interval.

In the end, they held their nerve well to see off the Clonbur onslaught and captain Lorraine Scanlon was understandably exultant immediately afterwards.

“It’s fantastic,” beamed the Kerry star. “It’s what you dream about. To win an All-Ireland with your club, with the girls you grew up with, is unbelievable.

The support was fantastic. Castleisland was all decorated during the week and there was a great buzz around the town. Fair dues to the supporters, they came out in their droves today.

“Clonbur came at us strongly but we had a tough game in the semi-final that went to extra time and I’d say that stood to us. When it came down to it, the girls stood up today.
“This is one of the sweetest victories you could ever wish for.”

Desmonds were certainly the superior unit in the first half and when Mangan slotted her first free after just 30 seconds, they had a lead they never yielded.

Áine O’Connor and Scanlon had added to that score by the time Mairéad Seoighe got Clonbur off the mark with a 12th minute free taken in lovely languid fashion off the turf.
Both sides spurned opportunities but Clonbur could afford them less given that they were generally on the back foot.

Melissa Holland made a smart save from Lorna Seoighe but the problem for the former Galway All-Ireland winner was that she had to go too deep to gain possession.

By contrast, with so much ball going the other way and the likes of 16-year-old Andrea Murphy excelling as a ball-winner in the Castleisland half-forward line, the under-pressure Clonbur defence conceded frees that Mangan punished.

The full-forward did have a low shot for goal deflected just wide but her fourth successful free and fifth point in total of the first half made it 0-7 to 0-1.

Clonbur did finish the half strongly with points from Mairéad and Lorna Seoighe before half time to give them some hope however.

They looked dead and buried though when Mangan’s kick from 30 yards hopped into the net with O’Connor distracting Clonbur goalie Rita Ní Chearnaigh in the 38th minute.

By this stage, Lorna Seoighe was moved to full-forward and she scored a point before setting up substitute Michaela Ní Chearnaigh for a 45th minute goal that really galvinised the westerners.

It was a fantastically-composed finish by the 15-year-old, who was closed down initially but turned back onto her left to stitch an unstoppable shot beyond Holland. When Sinéad Nic Aodhagáin added a point four minutes later, it was a three-point game — 1-8 to 1-5.

A number of injury stoppages appeared to stall the Clonbur momentum however, and a couple of Mangan frees calmed the Kerry champions before the late injury-time flurry embellished the final margin.

Meanwhile, Murroe Boher clinched the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland junior club ladies final with a 3-11 to 1-1 win over St Ciaran’s.

SCORERS: Castleisland Desmonds: L Mangan 1-7(0-6fs); E Guiney 1-0; R Cronin, L Sanlon, A O’Connor, L Walmsley 0-1 eachClonbur: M Ní Chearnaigh 1-0; S Ni Aodhagáin, M Seoighe(fs), L Seoighe(1f) 0-2 each

CASTLEISLAND DESMONDS: M Holland, M Shine, A Lyons, J Lynch, T Mangan, C Lynch, E Mangan, A Leonard, E Lynch, R Cronin, L Scanlon, A Murphy, S Murphy, L Mangan, A O’Connor. Subs: L Walmsley for S Murphy (55), E Guiney for O’Connor (60)

CLONBUR: R Ní Chearnaigh, A Nic Aodhagáin, T Ní Mhoráin, A Ní Charragáin, E de Bhallis, Aoife Seoighe, P Nic Gearailt, J Ní Mhoráin, S Nic Aodhagáin, K Uí Chatháin, L Seoighe, M Seoighe, C Seoighe, Aoibhinn Seoighe, A Ní Dhochartaigh. Subs: M Ní Chearnaigh for C Seoighe (42)

REFEREE: J Flood (Wexford)

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Ardfert claim Munster Club IFC title after edging out Valley Rovers

The North Kerry side have plenty of club championship experience – they were All-Ireland junior champions in 2006.

Kerry's Kevin Shanahan was in action for Ardfert today.

Kerry’s Kevin Shanahan was in action for Ardfert today.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Ardfert 1-12

Valley Rovers 1-10

ARDFERT WERE DOMINANT in the final 20 minutes as they overhauled Valley Rovers to claim the Munster Club IFC title at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The North Kerry side have plenty of club championship experience — they were All-Ireland junior champions in 2006 and intermediate winners a year later — and they brought that to bear in outscoring their Cork opponents by 1-4 to 0-1 from the 40th minute.

A goal from their outstanding attacker Damien Wallace, after sub Brandon Barrett had had a shot blocked, brought them level at 1-9 each and they seized the momentum after that, with Shane Griffin putting them ahead for the first time since before John Cottrell’s first-half goal for Valleys.

Wallace’s free put two in it and while Valleys sub Aidan Walsh ended their drought, John Egan’s third point ensured that it was glory for Ardfert.

They had begun the game well, with Wallace, Egan and David Griffin on target as they moved into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead in front of 1,291 but, despite having lost talisman Kevin Canty to an early injury, Valleys found some traction.

Gary Farrell made it 0-3 to 0-2 before he produced a surging run and though his shot was saved by Nicholas O’Sullivan, Cottrell was in the right place to turn the ball home. Playing with confidence, they soon built up a four-point lead but Ardfert got three before half-time to leave the minimum in it at half-time.

The Innishannon side responded well at the outset of the second half, however, and an excellent Cottrell free put them 1-9 to 0-8 in front after 39. They would only score once more, though, while Ardfert found an extra gear.

Scorers for Ardfert: Damien Wallace 1-4 (0-1 free), Shane Griffin, John Egan 0-3 each, David Griffin 0-2.
Scorers for Valley Rovers: John Cottrell 1-4 (0-2 frees), Hughie O’Donovan (0-1 free), Eoin Manning 0-2 each, Gary Farrell, Aidan Walsh 0-1 each.

ARDFERT

1. Nicholas O’Sullivan

7. Michael Moloney
3. Rory Horgan
4. Darren Dineen

5. Daniel Collins
6. Stephen Leen
2. Fionán Horgan

8. John Dowling
12. Kevin Shanahan

9. Trevor Wallace
10. David Griffin
19. Darren Wallace

13. Shane Griffin
11. Damien Wallace
15. John Egan

Subs:

20. Brandon Barrett for Leen (38, injured)
17. Jerry Wallace for Rory Horgan (44, black card)

VALLEY ROVERS

1. Alan Quirke

4. Ben Murphy
3. Joe Lynch
2. Noel O’Donovan

7. Jack Lyons
6. David Lynch
5. Darragh Crowley

8. Kevin Canty
9. Darragh Murphy
12. Eoghan Delaney

11. Gary Farrell
10. Jack Murphy

13. John Cottrell
14. Fiachra Lynch
15. Hughie O’Donovan

Subs:

23. Eoin Manning for Canty (10, injured)
22. Mikey Power for Delaney (half-time)
27. Thomas O’Brien for Ben Murphy (40)
18. Aidan Walsh for Lyons (50)
17. Tim Cummins for Jack Murphy (53)

As it happened: Munster and Ulster football finals, All-Ireland ladies club football final

Austin Stacks supporters arrive at the ground for the Munster final.

Austin Stacks supporters arrive at the ground for the Munster final.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

IT WAS THE last Sunday in November and it was an action packed day with three big finals in Munster, Ulster and in ladies football but there was plenty more club action around the country to keep an eye on too. 

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Results

All-Ireland ladies club SFC final
Termon 3-12 Mourneabbey 1-13

Munster club SFC final
Austin Stacks 3-5 The Nire 2-4

Ulster club SFC final
Slaughtneil 1-10 Omagh 1-9

Ulster club IFC final
Warrenpoint 1-11 Inniskeen 1-7

Leinster club IFC final
Sean O’Mahony’s 0-10 Ballinlough 1-4

Tipperary senior football quarter-finals
Aherlow 1-9 Moyle Rovers 0-11 (AET)
Eire Og Annacarty 0-15 Cahir 3-6 (AET)

Galway club SHC semi-final
Gort 1-15  Beagh 0-10

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13.20 – It’s a busy day ahead and here are the three games we’ll be primarily focusing on:

All-Ireland ladies senior club football final

Mourneabbey (Cork) v Termon (Donegal), Tuam, 2pm

Munster senior club football final

Austin Stacks (Kerry) v The Nire (Waterford), Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 2pm

Ulster Senior club football final

Omagh (Tyrone) v Slaughtneil (Derry), Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 3.30pm

13.27 – However, we’ll also be keeping track of the following games

Ulster Intermediate club football final

Inniskeen (Monaghan) v Warrenpoint (Down), Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 1.30pm

Leinster intermediate club football final

Sean O’Mahony’s (Louth) v Ballinlough (Meath), Drogheda, 2pm

Tipperary senior football quarter-finals

Aherlow v Moyle Rovers, Ardfinnan, 2pm
Cahir v Eire Og Annacarty, Cashel, 2pm

Galway senior hurling semi-final

Gort v Beagh, Athenry, 2pm

13.37 – Ulster IFC final – Warrenpoint 0-1 – Inniskeen 0-0 – 2 mins

We have the first score of the afternoon as Donagh McAleenan gives the Down team an early lead in the Ulster club IFC final.

13.39 – Ulster IFC final – Warrenpoint 0-3 Inniskeen 0-0 – 7 mins

It’s all Warrenpoint in the early stages in the Athletic Grounds and their lead is now 0-3 with Aaron Magee and Ross McGarry both waving white flags.

13.45 – If you missed it earlier, here’s our preview of today’s All-Ireland ladies club SFC final:

13.49 – Ulster IFC final – Warrenpoint 0-5 Inniskeen 1-1 – 17 mins

There’s been plenty of action in the Athletic Grounds since we last checked in with Paul Meegan scoring 1-1 for Inniskeen to put them briefly ahead before two more points from Ross McGarry puts Warrenpoint back in the lead.

13.58 – Ulster IFC final – Warrenpoint 0-8 Inniskeen 1-3 – 26 mins

Approaching half-time in Armagh and it’s Down side Warrenpoint with a two point lead, scores from Ross McGarry and Paul Meegan keeping them ahead.

13.59 – They’re playing the anthem in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and the Munster final is about to get under way.

14.03 – Munster SFC final – The Nire 0-1 Austin Stacks 0-0  – 2 mins

Michael O’Gorman gets the first score of the day in Páirc Uí Chaoimh though it could well have been a goal.

14.05 – GOAL! – Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-2  Austin Stacks 0-0 – 4 mins

The Nire have their goal and it’s Shane Ryan with the brilliant finish. The Waterford side have a five point lead after the opening four minutes.

14.08 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-3 Termon 0-0 – 3 mins

The early advantage in Tuam is going to the Cork side with Brid O’Sullivan, Roberta Harrington and Laura Fitzgerald putting them three points clear.

14.09 – Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-3  Austin Stacks 0-0 – 7 mins

I’m not sure of the exact possession stats but if The Nire are less than 90% I’ll be stunned. If Stacks don’t wake up soon this game could be over before the half-time.

Conor Gleeson with The Nire’s latest point.

14.11 – GOAL! – Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-2  Austin Stacks 1-0 – 8 mins

And out of nowhere, Shane Callaghan finds the back of the net for the Kerry champions and we have ourselves a game. It looked like the forward was going to win a penalty but Callaghan did well to finish from close range.

Game on.

14.12 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-3 Termon 0-2 – 9 mins

Sharon McLoughlin and Maureen O’Donnell bring Donegal side Termon back within a point.

14.13 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-4 Termon 0-2 – 10 mins

Ciara O’Sullivan doubles Mournabbey’s advantage almost immediately.

14.14 – Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-4  Austin Stacks 1-0 – 12 mins

Shane Ryan with another free and Waterford champions The Nire lead by four points.

14.16 – GOAL! – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 0-2 Mourneabbey 0-4 – 12 mins

All change in the ladies SFC decider with Geraldine McLaughlin scoring a goal for Termon and they lead for the first time.

14.17 – RED CARD! Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-4  Austin Stacks 1-0 – 15 mins

It’s a second yellow card for Shane Carroll and Stacks are down to 14 men. Everything that could go wrong for the Kerry champions is going wrong so far.

14.23 – GOAL! – Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-4  Austin Stacks 2-1 – 19 mins

Well that’s an early Christmas present for Stacks as David Mannix takes advantage of a terrible mistake from The Nire’s goalkeeper Tom Wall – very reminiscent of Paul Durcan and Kieran Donaghy in the All-Ireland final – to slot home Stacks’ second goal.

It’s a level game.

14.24 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-7 Termon 1-2  – 22 mins

Laura Fitzgerald with here third point of the day and Cork side Mourneabbey lead by two.

14.25 – Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-4  Austin Stacks 2-1 – 24 mins

Shane Ryan stands over another free and The Nire captain misses his first place ball of the day.

14.26 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-7 Termon 1-3  – 23 mins

Geraldine McLaughlin adds to her earlier goal and Ulster champions Termon trail by just a single point.

14.29 – Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-4  Austin Stacks 2-1 – 27 mins

Kieran Donaghy – wearing 14 but playing in midfield – is yet to score and kicks his second wide of the half.

14.31 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-8 Termon 1-3  – 25 mins

Five minutes to the break and Lauren Fitzgerald has her fourth point for Mourneabbey.

14.34 –

Half-time –

Munster SFC final – The Nire 1-4  Austin Stacks 2-1

The Nire have hit three wides in a row just has the half-time whistle goes. An odd first half with just one point from Stacks and yet they’re level.

14.37 –

Half-time –

All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-10 Termon 1-3

Mourneabbey’s Bríd O’Sullivan and Laura Fitzgerald (now with 0-6) with the last scores of the first half as Termon are down to 14.

14.39 – Ulster IFC final – Warrenpoint 1-11 – Inniskeen 1-7 – 53 mins

Gary Boyle finds the back of the net for Warrenpoint to open up a four point lead over Inniskeen.

14.43 –

Half-time –

Leinster IFC final – Ballinlough 1-3 Sean O’Mahony’s 0-6

It’s level at the break in the Leinster IFC decider. The Louth side had raced into a four point lead before Peader Byrne scored a penalty as the Meath outfit hit 1-3 without reply. However, Sean O’Mahony’s leveled up before half-time.

14.45 –

Half-time –

Tipperary senior football quarter-finals

Aherlow  0-5 Moyle Rovers 0-3
Eire Og 0-5 Annacarty Cahir 0-2

14.46 –

Half-time –

Galway senior hurling semi-final

Gort 1-9 v Beagh 0-6

Gerard O’Donoghue with the only goal of the game so far as Gort lead by six at the break.

14.47 – Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 2-2 The Nire 1-4 – 31 mins

A great field from Donaghy in midfield sets Shane O’Callaghan free and the Kerry champs have their first lead of the game.

14.50 – Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 2-3 The Nire 1-4 – 33 mins

Mickey Collins gets his first score of the day as the 14-men of Austin Stacks take a two point lead.

14.52 – Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 2-3 The Nire 1-5 – 35 mins

The Nire kick yet another wide and the Waterford champions have failed to score since the 12th minute of the first half.

14.53 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-11 Termon 1-3 – 32 mins

Ciara O’Sullivan opens the scoring in the second half in Tuam and Mourneabbey stretch their lead to five.

14.54 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-11 Termon 1-4 – 33 mins

Maureen O’Donnell points a free from the very next attack for Termon.

14.56 – GOAL! – Munster SFC final – The Nire 2-4 Austin Stacks 2-3  – 38 mins

Michael Moore puts The Nire back in front with a goal but there was controversy in the build up with Kieran Donaghy going down clutching his face and the referee waving play on.

14.58 – GOAL! – Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 3-3 The Nire 2-4  – 41 mins

Pa McCarthy with the penalty after more terrible from The Nire gifts Austin Stacks a golden opportunity to retake the lead.

15.00 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-11 Termon 1-5 – 38 mins

Termon aren’t out of this one yet as Geraldine McLaughlin converts another free.

15.01 – Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 3-4 The Nire 2-4  – 44 mins

Another score for David Mannix and all of a sudden Stacks lead by three.

15.02 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Mourneabbey 0-11 Termon 1-6 – 40 mins

Another point for McLaughlin but she wanted a second goal. Still, the Donegal side have reduced the gap to two.

15.03 –Maire O'Callaghan and Grainne McDaid

Action from the ladies decider in Tuam.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

15.05 – GOAL! – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 2-7 Mourneabbey 0-11  – 44 mins

Termon have taken the lead and guess who? Geraldine McLaughlin has another score to her name. Some individual performance from McLaughlin.

15.08 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 2-8 Mourneabbey 0-11 – 47 mins

Geraldine McLaughlin brings her personal total to 2-5 as Termon stretch their lead to three points.

15.10 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 2-9 Mourneabbey 0-12 – 48 mins

Laura Fitzgerald finally stops the rot for Mourneabbey with a much needed point.

15.12 – Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 3-4 The Nire 2-4 – 55 mins

More than ten minutes now since the last score in what has been a very poor quality game in near perfect conditions. Very hard to tell at the moment which team is down to 14 men.

15.14 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 2-10 Mourneabbey 0-12 – 50 mins

After Geraldine McLaughlin points again, Termon full-back Emer Gallagher picks up a yellow card and the Donegal champs are down to 14. The last ten minutes will be interesting.

15.15 – GOAL! All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 2-10 Mourneabbey 1-12 – 51 mins

And just as I type that, they’re back within a point, Katie Healy grabbing the goal for the Cork side.

15.16 – Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 3-5 The Nire 2-4 – 60 mins

The gap is now four points. The Nire need goals as we enter injury time.

15.17 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 2-11 Mourneabbey 1-12 – 55 mins

Another free for McLaughlin keeps Termon ahead by two.

15.19 –

Full-time –

Munster SFC final – Austin Stacks 3-5 The Nire 2-4

It’s all over, Austin Stacks are the Munster champions after victory over The Nire.

15.20 – GOAL! – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 3-11 Mourneabbey 1-13 – 56 mins

It looks to be all over in the ladies All-Ireland too with Geraldine McLaughlin completing her hat-trick.

15.25 – All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 3-12 Mourneabbey 1-13 – 59 mins

McLaughlin again and Termon are within 90 seconds of the All-Ireland title.

15.27 –

Full-time –

All-Ireland ladies SFC final – Termon 3-12 Mourneabbey 1-13

A brilliant individual performance from Geraldine McLaughlin (3-8) gives Termon the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland club SFC title. The Donegal side dominated the second half after Cork’s Mourneabbey had the better of the opening period.

15.33 – GOAL! – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-0 Omagh 0-0 – 1 min

Well that escalated quickly! Cormac O’Doherty raises the green flag for Slaughtneil with the very first attack of the game.

15.36 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-0 Omagh 0-1 – 4 mins

Connor O’Donnell taps over a point for Omagh but – with a two-on-one – perhaps the Tyrone side could have leveled things up.

15.37 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-1 Omagh 0-1 – 6 mins

Christopher Bradley makes it a three point game once more with a fine point.

15.41 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-1 Omagh 0-2 – 8 mins

A second point for O’Donnell cuts the gap to two again. The Tyrone champions have settled well since conceding that opening goal.

15.44 –

Extra-time –

Tipperary senior football quarter-finals

Moyle Rovers 0-10 Aherlow 0-9 – 13 mins
Eire Og Annacarty 0-13 Cahir 2-6 – 11 mins

15.47 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-1 Omagh 0-2 – 17 mins

Nearly ten minutes since we had the last score and though Omagh are dominating possession they’ve hit some poor wides.

15.51 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-2 Omagh 0-3 – 20 mins

Aaron Grugan cuts the point to just one but Gerard Bradley goes straight down the other end for a score of his own.

15.53 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-2 Omagh 0-4 – 22 mins

It’s a score-fest now with Hugh Gallagher getting Omagh’s latest point from corner back. Just one point in it again with seven minutes to go to the break.

15.57 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-2 Omagh 0-5 – 25 mins

And the sides are level. Joe McMahon surges forward for the equaliser.

15.59 – GOAL! – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-5 Slaughtneil 1-2 – 27 mins

What a great goal from Barry Tierney who finishes coolly after great work from Omagh midfielder Conan Grugan in the build up. The Tyrone champions now have a deserved three point lead.

16.03 –

Half-time –

Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-5 Slaughtneil 1-2

And there’s the short whistle. Omagh are well on top now having gone behind to that early Slaughtneil goal. The Derry champions have it all to do in the second half.

16.17 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-5 Slaughtneil 1-2

The second half will get under way whenever Slaughtneil decide to leave the dressing room.

16.20 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-6 Slaughtneil 1-3 – 31 mins

The sides trade scores in the opening minute of the second half with Barry Tierney and Barry McGuigan scoring for Omagh and Slaughtneil respectively.

16.23 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-6 Slaughtneil 1-4 – 34 mins

There are just two points between the teams again after Cormac O’Doherty is the first to react when the ball bounces off the post.

16.25 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-6 Slaughtneil 1-5 – 37 mins

That’s three points on the bounce for Slaughtneil. Ronan Bradley their latest scorer. Much better from the Derry champions in the second half.

16.27 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-7 Slaughtneil 1-5 – 39 mins

And after all that, Slaughneil give away a needless free which Ronan O’Neill slots over to double Omagh’s lead.

16.30 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-8 Slaughtneil 1-5 – 42 mins

Cormac O’Neill makes it a three point game with quite possibly the score of the match.

16.32 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-8 Slaughtneil 1-7 – 44 mins

Two quick points from Slaughtneil from Paddy and Christopher Bradley scoring back to back.

16.36 – Ulster SFC final – Omagh 1-8 Slaughtneil 1-8 – 48 mins

And we’re level once more in the Athletic Grounds thanks to Cormac O’Doherty’s point from distance.

16.38 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-9 Omagh 1-8 – 50 mins

With ten minutes to play, the Derry champions have retaken the lead, this time it’s Christopher Bradley with his third point of the afternoon.

16.46 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-9 Omagh 1-8 – 57 mins

That’s a bad miss from a scoreable free by Ronán O’Neill and it is now 15 minutes since Omagh last troubled the scoreboard operators.

16.48 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-9 Omagh 1-9 – 59 mins

And we’re level! O’Neill makes no mistake from this free as we enter two minutes of injury time.

16.50 – Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-10 Omagh 1-9 – 60+1 mins

A wonderful point from Christopher Bradley has restored Slaughtneil’s lead. There are just seconds left in the Ulster club final.

16.55 –

Full-time –

Ulster SFC final – Slaughtneil 1-10 Omagh 1-9

Superb bottle shown by Christopher Bradley and Slaughtneil to win this one at the death. It’s a first senior provincial crown for the Derry side in their very first final.

For their part, Omagh will be disappointed with their second half performance, especially some kickable scores that drifted wide.

16.58 – Right, that’s it for me. Thanks as always for joining us. You’ll find reports – as always – from all today’s big games here.

14-man Austin Stacks claim Munster club football crown

The Kerry champions’ overcame The Nire in Páirc Uí Chaoimh today.

Stephen Stack celebrates with Kieran Donaghy after the game.

Stephen Stack celebrates with Kieran Donaghy after the game.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Austin Stacks 3-5

The Nire 2-4

DESPITE A POOR start, 14-man Austin Stacks claimed the Munster Club SFC title as they overcame The Nire at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday afternoon.

After eight minutes, the Waterford champions had a lead of 1-3 to no score after a blistering start, but incredibly the remainder of the game would yield just 1-1 as poor shooting proved very costly for them.

Stacks weren’t always accurate in front of the posts themselves, and lost Shane Carroll to a 15th-minute red card, but once they got going they were the better side. Intense pressure on The Nire’s short kickouts proved fruitful for the Tralee side and, having managed to draw level by half-time, they pushed on.

After Michael O’Gorman pointed early on for The Nire, Shane Ryan added a brilliantly-taken goal from Séamus Lawlor’s handpass after Conor Gleeson’s crossfield pass. Further points from Brian Wall and Gleeson had The Nire in dreamland but Shane O’Callaghan got Stacks going with a fine goal, somehow wriggling through three defenders and slotting home after Carroll’s pass.

While Ryan’s free put The Nire ahead again, they would score only once more, even despite the sending-off of Carroll for a second booking. Stacks managed to get a second goal on 19, O’Callaghan feeding David Mannix to finish after a poor Nire kickout and then Mannix levelled with a free.

The first three minutes of the second half brought points from O’Callaghan and Mikey Collins to put Stacks ahead for the first time, but in the 39th minute The Nire seized the advantage again. It was a lovely move – though Stacks felt they should have a had a free after a challenge on Kieran Donaghy at the other end – with Craig Guiry and Lawlor linking to allow Michael Moore to finish. It would be their final score.

Stacks took the lead again when Greg Horan was only denied a goal by a footblock from Nire goalkeeper Tom Wall and Pa McCarthy slotted home the penalty. Despite creating chances, The Nire couldn’t take them and points from Mannix and sub Fiachna Mangan secured the win for Stacks, their second provincial title to go with the 1976 victory.

Scorers for Austin Stacks: David Mannix 1-2 (0-2f), Shane O’Callaghan 1-1, Pa McCarthy 1-0 (penalty), Mikey Collins, Fiachna Mangan 0-1 each.
Scorers for The Nire: Shane Ryan 1-1 (0-1f), Michael Moore 1-0, Brian Wall (0-1f), Michael O’Gorman, Conor Gleeson 0-1 each.

AUSTIN STACKS

1. Darragh O’Brien

2. Fearghal McNamara
3. Barry Shanahan
7. Denis McElligott

5. Pa McCarthy
6. Conor Jordan
19. Ciarán O’Connell

8. Wayne Guthrie
14. Kieran Donaghy

15. Mikey Collins
11. Shane Carroll
12. Daniel Bohan

10. Shane O’Callaghan
9. Greg Horan
13. David Mannix

Subs: 4. John Dennis for O’Connell (half-time), 17. Fiachna Mangan for Collins (44), 18. William Kirby for Guthrie (48), 20. Darragh Long for Mannix (55), 21. Michael O’Donnell for Bohan (60, injured).

THE NIRE

1. Tom Wall

4. Maurice O’Gorman
3. Thomas O’Gorman
2. Justin Walsh

7. Séamus Lawlor
6. Brian Wall
5. Diarmuid Wall

8. Craig Guiry
9. Shane Walsh

11. Michael O’Gorman
10. Michael Moore
12. Jamie Barron

13. Conor Gleeson
15. Shane Ryan
14. Liam Lawlor

Subs: 19. Keith Guiry for Walsh (41), 17. Tommy Cooney for Ryan (50), 18. Dermot Ryan for Séamus Lawlor (56-58, blood sub).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork).

Slaughtneil’s late, late show see them crowned Ulster club football champions

Christopher Bradley’s injury-time point proved the difference between the sides.

Christopher Bradley celebrates.

Christopher Bradley celebrates.
Image: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHO

Slaughtneil (Derry) 1-10

Omagh (Tyrone) 1-9

CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY’S STOPPAGE time point was enough to secure Derry side Slaughtneil their first Ulster senior football title in a hard-fought provincial decider in Armagh’s Athletic Grounds.

With the game heading inexorably towards extra-time, Bradley stood strong to kick his fourth score from play of the afternoon to spark scenes of unbridled joy as Slaughtneil’s fans made their way onto the field at the final whistle.

Though the Derry champions had made the better start to the game – Cormac O’Doherty raising the green flag within 60 seconds of the throw-in – Omagh actually dominated the first half and were good value for their 1-5 to 1-2 half-time lead, Barry Tierney with the maximum for the Tyrone side.

However, Slaughtneil were much the better side after the break and retook the lead ten minutes from the end when Bradley scored his third of the afternoon.

A Ronán O’Neill free on 60 minutes looked to be sending the game to extra-time but Bradley stood up when it counted to hand Slaughtneil their first ever Ulster senior title.

Scorers for Slaughtneil: Cormac O’Doherty 1-2, Christopher Bradley 0-4, , Patsy Bradley 0-1 (0-1f), Gerald Bradley, Barry McGuigan and Ronan Bradley 0-1
Scorers for Omagh: Barry Tierney 1-1, Connor O’Donnell 0-2, Ronán O’Neill 0-2 (0-2f), Cormac O’Neill, Hugh Gallagher Joseph McMahon and Aaron Grugan 0-1.

Unstoppable McLaughlin leads Termon to All-Ireland senior club glory

The Donegal club’s captain scored 3-8 during a virtuoso display in Tuam.

An elated McLaughlin and her team-mates with the trophy.

An elated McLaughlin and her team-mates with the trophy.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Termon (Donegal) 3-12
Mourneabbey (Cork) 1-13

GERALDINE MCLAUGHLIN PRODUCED one of the great final displays in any sport when single-handedly turning Mourneabbey’s dream of history into a nightmare in a pulsating Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland senior club ladies football final in Tuam.

McLaughlin went into the game with an average of just over 15 points, having totted up 22-27 in six championship outings. She improved slightly on that by scoring 3-8 on the grandest stage.

Mourneabbey managed to keep the 21-year-old Donegal sharpshooter fairly quiet in the first half, holding her to a goal from play, scored in the 10 minute after a sharp turn. They had no answer to her speed, strength, shimmying hips, dancing feet and sublime finishing in the latter period though.

On occasions, the Cork side – who were chasing a unique treble having previously been All-Ireland junior and intermediate champions – had six players attempting to block the route of the ball to McLaughlin’s arms, and then McLaughlin’s own path to goal. Those attempts were futile as the Termon captain was not to be denied.

“I can’t believe it,” she buzzed, still panting from her exertions. “We went in at half time four points down but that definitely wasn’t us. We knew we had to play our game in the second half and if we did we’d come through.

They were a good side and we knew they would be. I think we went out at the start thinking of their game plan but then we just changed to ours. That turned the game. The backs were unbelievable.

“We just couldn’t get going in the first half. It was the first time all year we did that. We just had to go out and play the ball.”

McLaughlin didn’t want to dwell at all on her personal heroics. Having already praised the Termon defenders for shutting out the likes of Ciara O’Sullivan and Laura Fitzgerald, who had been so dangerous in the first half, she shrugged off any questions about her contribution.

“I don’t count what I score. It’s about the team. To win with your family, your parish, is unbelievable. It’ll be a Bank Holiday for the week in Termon.”

Geraldine McLaughlin shoots on goal

Termon’s Geraldine McLaughlin shoots at goal.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Termon held onto possession too much in that opening period, which was a cardinal error with such a lethal finisher inside.

Meanwhile, direct running was paying huge dividends for Mourneabbey. Ciara O’Sullivan was magnificent taking the ball from deep, while Fitzgerald was the game’s key operator, adding three points from play to three from frees.

It was 0-10 to 1-3 at the interval and at that juncture, the feeling was that Mourneabbey’s greater array of threats would win the day.

O’Sullivan stretched the lead to five early in the second half with her fourth point, but by the time Fitzgerald kicked Mourneabbey’s next score from her first touch of the second half 17 minutes in, the landscape had changed entirely.

The sin-binning of Rebecca Larkin for a high tackle on McLaughlin in the 41st minute was crucial and a minute later, the full-forward had her second goal, leaving a trail of defenders in her wake. She had already raised three white flags by that stage and added another, before Róisín Friel had a rising shot palmed over by Méabh O’Sullivan.  That made it 2-9 to 0-11.

Emer Gallagher saw yellow for Termon 10 minutes from time though and within seconds, Mourneabbey sub, Katie Healy found the net to make it a one-point game.

With Mourneabbey now having the numerical advantage, you felt that they might turn it around but Sharon McLaughlin’s ability to continually feed her sister with her quick ball proved significant.

The skipper toe-poked her third goal to the corner of the net to finally seal the deal and she added a point for good measure to round off an unforgettable day.

SCORERS – Termon: G McLaughlin 3-8 (0-4fs); M O’Donnell 0-2(fs); S McLaughlin, R Friel 0-1 each
SCORERS  – Mourneabbey: L Fitzgerald 0-7(4fs); C O’Sullivan 0-4; K Healy 1-0; R Harrington 0-1

TERMON: L Gallagher, E Gallagher, O McCafferty, P McCafferty, M Carr, N McLaughlin, T McCafferty, S McGroddy, R McCafferty, L McElwaine, S McLaughlin, G McDaid, R Friel, G McLaughlin, M O’Donnell. Sub: N Friel for McElwaine (21); D Kelly for P McCafferty (53); L McElwaine for Carr (60)

MOURNEABBEY: M O’Sullivan, S Conroy, CA Stack, A O’Sullivan, R Larkin, R O’Sullivan, E Meaney, M O’Callaghan, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan, B O’Sullivan, R Harrington, K Coakley, L Fitzgerald, D O’Sullivan. Subs: K Healy for Coakley (38); M O’Callaghan for Harrington (50); S O’Callaghan for Stack (52)

Referee: G Chapman (Sligo)

HoganStand.com Live Match Tracker 30 November 2014

Munster club SFC final
Austin Stacks 3-05 The Nire 2-04 Pairc Ui Chaoimh FT

Ulster club SFC final
Omagh 1-09 Slaughtneil 1-10 Athletic Grounds FT

Leinster club IFC final
Sean O’Mahonys 0-10 Ballinlough 1-04 Drogheda FT

Ulster club IFC final
Inniskeen 1-07 Warrenpoint 1-14 Athletic Grounds FT

Leinster club Special JHC final
Clara 2-18 Wolfe Tones Longford 0-05 Tubber FT

16:53

That’s it until next Sunday when we have the Leinster club SHC final.

16:51

Congratulations to today’s winners who all have All-Ireland semi finals to look forward too.

16:50

Ulster club SFC Final FT: Slaughtneil 1-10 Omagh St Enda’s 1-09

Bradley’s point wins it for the Derry champions. What a scintillating game that was.

16:49

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-10 Omagh 1-09

Christopher Bradley sends over the lead score with time almost up.

16:48

Two minutes of injury time, we could be headed for extra time again..

16:46

Wasted opportunity by Aaron Grugan and now Slaughtneil build from the back.

16:45

We’re into the last three minutes.

16:44

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-09 Omagh 1-09

Another chance for an equaliser as Omagh win a free on the 45 metre line and this time O’Neill fires the ball over the bar.

16:42

Conor Clarke makes his return to the playing field after a recent crucial injury.

16:41

Seven minutes to go and this is anybody’s game.

16:40

It’s mis-hit and Slaughtneil win a free out.

16:39

It’s eleven minutes since Omagh have scored. O’Neill to take the ’45.

16:39

Joe McMahon drives Omagh forward and they earn a ’45.

16:38

A cracking contest enters the final ten minutes.

16:37

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-09 Omagh 1-08

Another outstanding score by Christopher Bradley as he kicks off the outside of the right boot and splits the posts.

16:35

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-08 Omagh 1-08

O’Doherty levels matters as he continues to win his duel with his marker.

16:35

At the other end, Conan Grugan kicks a free short as well and Slaughtneil come away with it.

16:33

Christopher Bradley kicks from off the ground and his effort drops short and Omagh win a free out.

16:32

Chance of an equaliser for the Derry men as the have a free on the 45 metre line.

16:31

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-07 Omagh 1-08

Chrissy Bradley drills the ball between the posts as Slaughtneil hit two points in quick succession.

16:30

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-06 Omagh 1-08

Paul Bradley converts a free straight on front of the posts.

16:29

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-05 Omagh 1-08

Cormac O’Neill slots over a fine effort and the gap is back to three points as the clock hits the 41 minute mark.

16:27

Conan Grugan has a go from out the field, but his effort is wide.

16:26

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-05 Omagh 1-07

Free in to Omagh which O’Neill takes and sends over the bar.

16:25

This is a better display by Slaughtneil in the second half.

16:24

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-05 Omagh 1-06

Just a point between them now as Ronan Bradley points on the run.

16:23

Patsy Bradley is a big influence around the middle of the park now.

16:21

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-04 Omagh 1-06

O’Doherty gathers well shakes his marker and blasts the ball over the bar.

16:20

Let off for Slaughtneil as it looked as if they had given a close range free away, but the ref waves play on.

16:18

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-03 Omagh 1-06

Omagh on the attack straight away and Tierney adds to his goal with a good point on the run, but Barry McGuigan responds immediately.

16:16

The Omagh players are back on the pitch, no sign of Slaughtneil yet.

16:15

Galway SHC SF FT: Gort 1-15 Beagh 0-10

Gort will play Portumna in the much delayed Galway senior hurling championship final.

16:13

Omagh look set to push on in the second half as Slaughtneil struggle for their scores.

16:02

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-02 Omagh 1-05

St Enda’s finish the half strong after a poor start to lead by three points at the break.

16:01

McMahon can’t follow up his earlier effort as he kicks wide from distance.

16:00

Two minutes of injury time to be played..

15:59

Aaron Grugan has a pop from distance, but his effort is off target.

15:59

Omagh are certainly worthy of their three-point lead as we approach half time.

15:57

Goal – Omagh

A recovered Grugan surges through and lays off to centre back Barry Tierney who finished with aplomb.

15:56

This is a typical Ulster match as both sides get men behind the ball, still intriguing though.

15:55

Conan Grugan is down receiving treatment after he shipped a heavy tackle.

15:55

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-02 Omagh 0-05

Joe McMahon lets fly from 40 metres and the ball sails between the posts.

15:54

Paul Bradley drops one short. Slaughtneil have to work harder to create their scoring chances.

15:53

That was an inspirational score by the St Enda’s captain.

15:52

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-02 Omagh 0-04

Hugh Gallagher comes up from corner back and shows the Omagh forwards how its done with a great score.

15:50

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-02 Omagh 0-03

Christopher Bradley lays off to Gerald Bradley who shows good pace to find space and kick a point.

15:48

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-01 Omagh 0-03

O’Neill takes short and the ball is worked over to Aaron Grugan who points from distance.

15:47

Omagh winning planety of play around the middles section of the field. They win a free now 30 metres from goal.

15:47

Joe McMahon strides forward, but his left footed effort is wide of the target.

15:45

Free for Omagh and Ronan O’Neill puts the ball wide from a tight angle.

15:44

O’Donnell’s effort drops short and its another let off for the Derry champions.

15:43

The attendance at the Athletic Grounds is 9,230.

15:42

The ball comes back off the post and Slaughtneil clear the danger.

15:41

Patsy Bradley intercepts a pass as Omagh were almost through on goal.

15:41

Already this is a better game than the first one, wouldn’t be hard mind!!

15:39

Bad wide by Christopher Bradley as he swings wildly at the ball and it goes well wide.

15:38

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-01 Omagh 0-02

O’Donnell takes a pass and points from close range, eight minutes gone.

15:37

Slaughtneil are not wasting any possession in these early stages.

15:36

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-01 Omagh 0-01

Christopher Bradley swings over a great score off his left boot.

15:35

It was a strange decision by O’Donnell to take his point as it was two v one.

15:34

Conor O’Donnell was the man that scored Omagh’s point.

15:34

Ulster club SFC: Slaughtneil 1-00 Omagh 0-01

Point for Omagh, but it could easily have been a goal.

15:33

Omagh are tackling in numbers and closing down any space that Slaughtneil are trying to find.

15:32

At the other end, O’Donnell shoots wide for Omagh.

15:31

What a start for the Derry champions with just a minute on the clock.

15:31

Goal – Slaughtneil

Slaughtneil are first on the attack and it s a goal by Cormac O’Doherty.

15:29

There’s a big crowd at the Athletic Grounds as we get ready for the row in.

15:27

The lights are already on at the Athletic Grounds.

15:26

Leinseter club Special JHC final FT: Clara 2-18 Wolfe Tones 0-05

The gulf in class was evident as Offaly’s Clara cruised to victory over the Longford outfit.

15:25

Slaughtneil will play as selected.

15:24

Omagh make one change as Cormac O’Neill replaces Cathal McCarron.

15:21

Stacks celebrate

The faithful Austin Stacks supporters celebrate their win.

15:20

Stacks had a poor start like the did in the semi-final, but as the case in that match, they came back and dug deep to grind out a win. It wasn’t easy on the eye, but they won’t mind.

15:19

Munster club SFC FT: The Nire 2-04 Austin Stacks 3-05

A remarkable year for Kieran Donaghy finishes on a high as he helps Stacks to the Munster title.

15:18

Leinster club IFC FT: Sean O’Mahony’s 0-10 Ballinlough 1-04

The 14-men of Sean O’Mahonys from Louth are Leinster champions.

15:16

Stacks are almost in for a fourth goal, but its a ’45.

15:15

Lawlor kicks another wide. It’s all gone horribly wrong for the Waterford side.

15:14

Since the seventh minute, The Nire have scored 1-01!!

15:14

Munster club SFC: The Nire 2-04 Austin Stacks 3-05

Donaghy fields well on front of goal and lays the ball off for a point.

15:12

Stacks slow play down by winning a free on their own 45 metre line. It looks as if its going to be their day.

15:11

Shane Walsh is off target from a left footed shot. The Nire need scores and they need them soon, five minutes left.

15:09

Now we have a ball just kicked out over the line and Stacks have the ball back. Amazing stuff and not for all the right reasons.

15:09

Then Stacks give it away, looks like neither side wants to win this game.

15:08

Yet again, The Nire’s move breaks down by giving away the ball too easily. They could rue this yet.

15:07

Stacks go forward again, but to be fair The Nire full back line have done well despite leaking three goals.

15:05

Lawlor is off target for The Nire now. They really need to do something now, eleven minutes left.

15:03

The Nire’s wide tally is mounting now.

15:01

Fifteen minutes left and just a goal between the sides.

14:59

Munster club SFC: The Nire 2-04 Austin Stacks 3-04

Mannix adds a point from a close range free.

14:57

Goal – Austin Stacks

Pa McCarthy makes no mistake from the spot, 3-03 to 2-04, 41 mins gone.

14:57

Tom Wall receives a yellow card for the block.

14:56

Foot block by the keeper and its a penalty for Austin Stacks.

14:55

Goal – The Nire

Goal for The Nire as Mike Moore finds himself with plenty of time and space to shot low past the ‘keeper.

14:53

There’s no cohesion in The Nire’s play at the moment and they are playing into the hands of Stacks.

14:51

Yet another wide for the Waterford champions as Brian Wall is off target from a left footed free.

14:51

The Nire really have lost their way since the end of the first quarter.

14:49

Munster club SFC: The Nire 1-04 Austin Stacks 2-03

Off his left boot, Mikey Collins swings over a point as Stacks start the second half well.

14:48

Ulster club IFC Final: Warrenpoint 1-14 Inniskeen 1-07

An impressive performance by Ross McGarry which saw the Warrenpoint forward score eight points helps the Down champions to Ulster glory over the Monaghan side.

14:46

Munster club SFC: The Nire 1-04 Austin Stacks 2-02

The second half is underway and O’Callaghan swings over a great score.

14:39

Leinster club JHC Special HT: Clara 1-09 Wolfe Tones 0-02

The Offaly side are well on their way to a comfortable win over their Longford opponents.

14:38

Leinster club IFC HT: Sean O’Mahony’s 0-06 Ballinlough 1-03

Former Meath star Peader Byrne scores a penalty to help side to level terms with their Louth opponents at half time.

14:34

Stacks only first half point was from a free, but they will be still happy to be going in level at half time.

14:32

Munster club SFC HT: The Nire 1-04 Austin Stacks 2-01

A long range free for The Nire is well wide on the stroke of half time.

14:32

Since The Nire have the extra man, they have surprisingly failed to kick on.

14:31

Ryan is wide again, the angle was a little tight, but that is a bad miss.

14:30

Michael O’Gorman is fouled and The Nire need to score this one from close range.

14:30

O’Callaghan does well to catch the ball on the edge of the square, but the Stacks’ forward has his shot smothered.

14:28

Donaghy is wide again from a scoreable position. This is a scrappy contest so far.

14:25

Bad miss by Ryan from the free. The Nire seem to be feeling the pressure now.

14:24

Gleeson is hauled down on the 20 metre line, should be a badly needed score for The Nire.

14:22

The goal really has lifted Stacks now as they dominate the last five minutes.

14:21

Munster club SFC: The Nire 1-04 Austin Stacks 2-01

Mannix follows up the goal with a point from a close range free, the sides are level with 20 minutes gone.

14:20

Goal – Austin Stacks

A short kick out goes straight to O’Callaghan and he plays in Mannix who fires right into the corner.

14:18

Kieran Donaghy is in acres of space and kicks wide from close in. It’s all going wrong for Stacks at the moment.

14:16

There are 45 minutes to go and Stacks will have to play the rest of the game with 14 men, tough ask as they kick another bad wide.

14:15

Red Card – Shane Carroll

A second yellow card for Stacks’ Shane Carroll and the Kerry champions are down to 14 men.

14:14

Bad wide by Mannix. Stacks have been wasteful when in possession so far.

14:13

Munster club SFC: The Nire 1-04 Austin Stacks 1-00

Ryan picks himself up and points the free.

14:13

Ryan is fouled and this should be a simple score for the Waterford champions.

14:12

That goal really has lifted Stacks, but The Nire look composed when on the ball.

14:10

Goal – Austin Stacks

Shane O’Callaghan shows great strength to burst through and shoot low to the net.

14:08

Munster club SFC: The Nire 1-03 Austin Stacks 0-00

Following a lot of build up, Conor Gleeson shows a good turn of pace to make room and kick a fine point.

14:08

It’s taken short as the Waterford side patiently work the ball in.

14:07

’45 for The Nire..

14:06

The Nire are certainly not being overawed by the occasion as they go on the attack again, but this time their efforts are thwarted.

14:05

Munster club SFC: The Nire 1-02 Austin Stacks 0-00

A pointed free by Brian Wall continues The Nire’s excellent start.

14:04

Goal – The Nire

Shane Ryan lets fly with a right foot shot that lands in the top corner.

14:03

Munster club SFC: The Nire 0-01 Austin Stacks 0-00

Michael O’Gorman kicks the first point of the game, he could have went for goal, but opted for a minor instead.

14:01

Stacks on the attack early, but nothing comes from their opening move.

14:00

The Nire

The Nire squad stand for the National Anthem.

13:59

We’re ready for the off at Pairc Ui Chaoimh..

13:51

Just a few minutes to go to the start of the Munster club SFC.

13:50

Austin Stacks supporters

The Kerry champions are well supported this afternoon.

11:36

Extra time has been common place in recent weeks and don’t be surprised if that added period is needed to decide our two finals today.

11:35

We have had some outstanding games over the past few weeks and today’s matches should be of high quality also.

11:34

There are also two intermediate club football finals down for decision this afternoon and we will bring updates from those games also.

11:34

Omagh forwards and in particular Ronan O’Neill have looked very impressive during the campaign and Slaughtneil will have to curb that threat if they are to win.

11:33

Neither side have won the title before, so that alone should add a bit of spice to this clash at the Athletic Grounds.

11:33

There is an intriguing Ulster final in store as Omagh of Tyrone face Derry’s Slaughtneil.

11:32

They are an experienced outfit and will not be overawed by the occasion.

11:31

Both sides needed extra time to see off their respective semi-final opponents and in Conor Gleeson, The Nire have one of the best forwards in the province.

11:30

So, Stacks will not be taking their opponents for granted, but they should have enough firepower to see them over the line.

11:30

The Nire were last in the Munster final in 2006 and on that occasion were unfortunate to lose to Dr Crokes.

11:29

Kerry champions Austin Stacks are strong favourites to lift the Munster title when they take on Waterford side The Nire.

11:28

Today is provincial final day in Munster in Ulster as the football deciders take place.

11:28

Welcome

It’s the last day of November, but we still have plenty of action in store.