Weekly All-Ireland Football championship Round-Up

The 2019 All-Ireland Football championship roared back into life this weekend with games in each of the provinces.

There major shock to occur happened in Munster on Saturday evening as Limerick defeated Tipperary in the Munster championship for the first time in a decade at Semple Stadium.

Below we give a comprehensive round up of all the games.

Munster Championship

The one big storyline to emerge from the All-Ireland football championship incredibly came from the Limerick footballers as they bridged a seven-year gap to pick up their first Munster Championship victory since 2012 with a deserved triumph over Tipperary.

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 11/5/2019 Tipperary vs Limerick Limerick’s Iain Corbett scores a goal despite Brian Fanning of Limerick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Playing away from home in Semple Stadium, Limerick put in a near faultless display to comfortable win out 3-11 to 1-10 over the Premier County who were in an All-Ireland semi-final as recently as 2017.

Limerick started the brighter and lead for the majority of the half with their scores coming from all over the field, including centre-back Iain Corbett. However, the home side would register three of the final four scores of the half as the sides headed into the break level at 0-8 each.

Limerick once again made most of the early running in the half and deservedly notched the first goal of the game through the ever-impressive Corbett.

Cillian Fahy would extend the lead to seven with his sides second goal minutes later as Limerick seemed on course for a famous win.

Tipp did reply with a goal of their own through Michael Quinlivan but Peter Nash would pop up with Limerick’s third to seal a seven point victory and book a place in the Munster semi-final against Cork on June 1.

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 11/5/2019 Tipperary vs Limerick The Limerick team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Elsewhere in Munster, Clare made hard work of Waterford as they picked up a narrow 0-9 to 0-8 victory over the Deise in Cusack Park to earn a place in the semi-finals where they will face Kerry.

Leinster Championship

In the Leinster Championship, Division 2 footballers Meath were given a shock by Offaly in the preliary rounds as they had to work hard for a 1-13 to 0-14 victory at home.

In Wexford Innovate Park, Louth were simply too strong for the home side as they racked up an impressive 0-22 to 1-14 victory to book their place in the last eight of the provincial championship.

Connacht Championship

In Connacht, Roscommon had too much for a valiant Leitrim side winning out on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-12 with two early goals the catalyst for the win.

Ulster Championship

Derry almost caused a big upset in Tyrone but in the end, the home team were simply too powerful as they ran out 1-19 to 1-13 winners after a spirited display from the away side

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