Munster hurling and Connacht football finals day

first_imgThrow-in is at 2pm.At 4 – Clare and Cork clash in the Munster Senior Hurling Final.Oisin O’Brien and Cathal Malone come in for Gearoid O’Connell and David Reidy on the Clare team for their first Final in 9-years.While Cork are unchanged from their semi-final win over Waterford.With both teams hoping to end a provincial title drought, Cork manager Kieran Kingston says that hunger won’t be an issue. Banner midfielder Colm Galvin says that they’re driven to win their first Munster crown in 19-years.Last night Waterford made history in the hurling qualifiers.They beat Kilkenny by 4-23 to 2-22 after extra-time to join Tipperary in the All-Ireland Quarters.Mayo recovered from being two points down at half-time to defeat Clare by 2-14 to 0-13 in Ennis in round three of the Football Qualifiers.Diarmuid and Cillian O’Connor scored Mayo’s goals – both early in the second-half.Donegal edged out Meath by 1-15 to 1-14 in Navan.There were three Round Two Qualifiers earlier where Monaghan defeated Wexford by 3-23 to 1-11, Tipperary beat Cavan by 2-15 to 0-18 while Carlow got a 2-14 to 0-13 win over Leitrim.Armagh booked their place in the third round of the Football Qualifiers with a 1-12 to 1-7 win over Westmeath in Mullingar. For the second year-in-a-row Galway and Roscommon will contest this afternoon’s Connacht Senior Football Championship Final.Galway go into the game at Salthill as defending champions and seeking a joint-record 46th crown, on the back of being promoted to Division One of the League for next season.Roscommon manager Kevin McStay has brought in Cathal Compton for Donie Smith in midfield.last_img

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