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All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Finals Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Saturday and Sunday July 22nd/23rd


We extend a warm welcome to all supporters attending Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend. Our advice to all regardless of where you are travelling from is to arrive early and to park and ride or walk to the stadium. 

Please note there will be severe restrictions on parking anywhere near the stadium and vehicular access will be extremely limited. However, there is ample parking available in the city centre with regular shuttle bus services to Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  

In addition to on street parking, Q-Park are offering discounted Match Day parking at a fixed rate of €5 for Páirc Uí Caoimh Customers.  This offer will run from 10am to 8pm each match day and applies to City Hall and Carroll’s Quay car parks only.  To avail of this offer supporters should visit http://paircuichaoimh.ie and follow the link to q-park.ie  Tickets must be booked before midnight prior to the day of the match.

Supporters outside Cork intending to travel by bus can avail of express Bus Eireann services from Clare, Tipperary, Wexford and Waterford. 

 

Saturday July 22nd

  • Buses will depart Cashel Main Street, The Bakehouse every two hours from10:05with last return journey at 18:00 from Cork Bus Station
  • Buses will depart Cahir from Castle Street Tourist Office every two hours from10:25with last return journey at 18:00 from Cork Bus Station
  • Buses will depart from Ennis Bus Station every hour from 08:20 with the last return journey at 18:25 from Cork Bus Station

Sunday July 23rd

  • Buses will depart from Waterford Bus Station every hour from 09:00with the last return journey at 20:40 from Cork Bus Station
  • Buses will depart Dungarvan every hour Davitts Quay from 09:50with the last return journey at 20:40 from Cork Bus Station

On arrival in Cork the Route 202 service operates every 20 minutes to Pairc Ui Chaoimh from Merchants Quay adjacent to the Bus Station.

Supporters arriving by train to Kent Station, can avail of a bus service from 13.30hrs – which will serve Parnell Place Bus Station en-route to Páirc Uí Chaoimh (Ballintemple) for the game on each day.

The Return services will also operate from Ballintemple (Route # 202), with a connection at Parnell Place for Kent Station (Route # 205 and Route # 226).

The Return Fare will be €2.20 per adult with half fare for children under 16 years of age.

Galway to play Donegal in Football Qualifiers

Roscommon's victory over Galway in the Connacht Final means the pairings for Round 4A of the football qualifiers are known. Galway will meet Donegal, who eked out a one-point win over Meath in Navan, while Mayo will play Munster finalists Cork.
Crucially, Galway met Mayo in the Connacht semi-final and thus can't be drawn to play them again until the All-Ireland semi-final.
As a result, a draw is not required.
Both games will be played the weekend of the 22nd/23rd July. Venues have yet to be decided.

Round 4A Qualifiers:
Cork v Mayo
Galway v Donegal

 

 

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The Galway Cumann Na mBunscol Hurling Team that played Wexford in Croke Park on Leinster Final Day.
Back Row:(L-R) Cormac Callinan(Mullagh N.S.) Darragh Donoghue (New Inn N.S.) Conor Duane (Kiltullagh N.S.) Adam Huban (Dooru N.S.) Kianan Fahy(Kilbeacanty N.S.)Front Row:(L-R) Charlie Naughton (Creagh N.S.) Cian Mc an tSionnaig (Befarna N.S.) Oisin Lohan(Mountbellew N.S.) Cain Duggan (Drim N.S) and Sean Newell (Cummer N.S.) Photo : Mike O'Hehir.
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The Galway Cumann Na mBunscol Camogie Team that played Wexford in Croke Park on Leinster Final Day.
Back Row: (L-R) Molly Mulryan (Caltra N.S.) Joanne O Flaherty (Boleybeg N.S.) Aimee Leonard (S.N. Baile Nua) Anna Hovenden (Monivea N.S.) Sharon Dolphin(Ardrahan N,S.)  Front Row: (L-R) Sophie McHugh (Moylough N.S.) Megan Lohan (Cappattagle N.S.) Ellen O Neill (Kilnadeems N.S.) Aoibheann Tully (Lawrencetown N.S) and Shandreya Flannery (Scoil Chro Naofa Athenry) Photo Mike O'Hehir.

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A powerful second-half performance at Croke Park propelled Galway beyond a determined but ultimately outclassed Wexford side to their second Leinster Senior Hurling Championship title.
Conor Cooney's eight-point haul lit up a provincial decider that will be remembered for the physical power and point scoring ability of Micheal Donoghue's Allianz league champions.
Cooney went through three different Wexford defenders on the afternoon while Joe Canning consistently punished slack defending and converted 10 placed balls.
Joseph Cooney was excellent too as Galway, leading by three points at the break, pulled clear with a tremendous third quarter display.
Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford had hoped to crown their breakthrough season with a first Leinster title since 2004 and were neck and neck for half an hour but couldn't live with Galway's greater physical conditioning and attacking power beyond that.
Galway's reward is an All-Ireland semi-final place while Wexford will get to experience the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh when the quarter-finals take place later this month.
The Model County started well and gave as good as they got in the first 30 minutes or so, retaining a slender 0-11 to 0-10 advantage at that stage.
Captain Lee Chin was a totemic figure for them, winning one hard-fought free before drilling it over from a huge distance out to roars of approval from the large Wexford crowd.
Moments earlier, Jack O'Connor had performed a courageous block on Padraic Mannion that left him with a bloodied hand but summed up Wexford's immense desire.
The league semi-finalists seemed to come out on top in much of the early loose ball and picked off points from some outrageous angles.
Conor McDonald scored two beauties from long range and Diarmuid O'Keeffe cut in between two Galway defenders on the left before splitting the posts from a tight angle.
Matthew O'Hanlon marked Galway centre-forward Canning and outscored him from play.
Galway got most joy out of Cooney who scored four first-half points, the first three of which came off Willie Devereux before Simon Donohoe was moved onto him.
Cooney's fourth of the half in the 30th minute began a burst of four Galway points in a row that nudged them 0-14 to 0-11 clear at the break.
Wexford ultimately lost the game in the 15 minutes after the restart when everything went against them.
A McDonald point that was initially awarded by the umpire was ruled out by Hawk-Eye.
Then McDonald's tame shot from a 40th-minute penalty was turned around the post by Galway 'keeper Colm Callanan.
Galway's response was emphatic; seven unanswered points and an exhibition of high fielding from Niall Burke and Conor and Joseph Cooney who all picked off great scores.
Suddenly, Galway led 0-21 to 0-12 and even a 1-01 blast form Wexford, including a 53rd-minute O'Keeffe goal, only briefly halted their momentum.
Five more Galway points without response from a besieged Wexford put the result beyond doubt.
By now, Niall Burke had emerged as a prominent forward for Galway though Joseph Cooney picked off the best of the late scores, a terrific effort from a tight angle out on the right wing.
Galway: C Callanan; A Tuohy, Daithi Burke, A Harte; P Mannion (0-01), G McInerney, J Hanbury; J Coen, David Burke (0-01); J Cooney (0-05), J Canning (0-10, 0-08f, 0-01 65, 0-1 s/l), J Flynn; C Whelan, C Cooney (0-08, 0-01), N Burke (0-02).
Subs: T Monaghan (0-01) for Flynn 31, S Maloney (0-01) for Canning 67, G Lally for J Cooney 68, S Loftus for P Mannion 72.
Wexford: M Fanning; L Ryan, W Devereux (0-01), J Breen; S Donohoe, M O'Hanlon (0-02), D O'Keeffe (1-01); L Chin (0-04, 0-02f, 0-01 65), J O'Connor (0-01); P Morris (0-02), A Nolan, C McDonald (0-05, 0-03f); S Murphy, J Guiney, H Kehoe.
Subs: D Redmond for O'Connor h/t, E Moore for Donohoe 47, C Dunbar (0-01) for Kehoe 53, S Tomkins for Nolan 63.
Referee: C Lyons (Cork).

Report by Paul Keane