Munster JFC Q-Finals

The Munster Junior Football Championship is underway with victories for Limerick over Tipperary and Cork over Waterford.

Results

Tipperary 1-8 Limerick 0-15 (Result)

LIMERICK: Mike Jones; David Finnerty, Ronan Kirby, Eddie Mulcahy; Stephen Fox, Ray Hayes (capt), Jason O’Brien (0-2); Mike McMahon, John O’Connell (0-3, 0-2 frees); Derry McCarthy (0-3), Pat Donnelly (0-1), Trevor Cosgrave (0-1); Michael Quilligan (0-1), Muiris Gavin, Pa Mullins (0-2, 0-1 free)
Subs: Colm Hickey (0-1) for Muiris Gavin (11 minutes, injured), Luke Kavanagh (0-1) for Ronan Kirby (half-time), Finbar Nash for Stephen Fox (47th minute), Conor Ryan for Keith Hartnett (59th minute)

TIPPERARY: James Farrelly (J. K. Brackens); Gerald Hally (Cahir), Richard Power (Moyle Rovers),  Donal Lynch (Commercials); Louis Everard (Moyne/Templetuohy), Pat Marnane (Galtee Rovers), Pa Morrissey (Galtee Rovers); Patrick Halley (Rockwell Rovers), Paul Brennan (Loughmore/Castleiney); Aidan Savage (Ardfinnan), Colin Morrissey (Galtee Rovers), Diarmuid Foley (Moyle Rovers, 0-1); Tony Doyle (Killenaule, 0-2 frees), Benny Hickey (Cahir, 1-5, 0-2 frees), Barry Shortall (Rockwell Rovers)
Subs: Kevin Halley for Barry Shortall (35th minute), Mark Cahill for Aidan Savage (43rd minute)

Limerick staged a good comeback in the second half to defeat Tipperary by four points at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Limerick led by 0-3 to 0-2 early on before a Benny Hickey goal put Tipperary in front and by the interval, Tipperary led by 1-6 to 0-4. Limerick had the aid of the wind in the second half and were helped by a straight red card for Tipperary wing-back Pa Morrissey in the 32nd minute. Limerick proceeded to dominate the second half and drew level with 15 minutes to go. Tipperary went in front again thanks to a Benny Hickey point but Limerick scored the last five points of the game to secure a deserved victory.

Cork 1-14 Waterford 1-4 (Result)

CORK (JF v Waterford): P O’Shea (St Vincent’s); P Gayer (Castlemagner), E Wiseman (Castletownbere), M Prout (Shamrocks); R O’Sullivan (Kinsale), A Fenton (St Vincent’s), M Fehily (D O’Mathuna’s); A O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), C O’Donovan (Valley Rovers); D O’Donovan (Kilmacabea), N O’Riordan (Glenville), C O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaighs); M Sheehan (Glanworth), Fiachra Lynch (Valley Rovers, 1-0), JP Murphy (St Vincent’s).

WATERFORD (JFC v Cork) E Cunningham; J Moore , G Dunphy, M Crotty; J McGrath, E Walsh(Cpt), J Hayden; D Casey, M Hennessy; S Fleming, A North, J Power; M Walsh, T Prendergast, M Ferncombe.

Cork rebounded from a slot start to earn a comprehensive victory over Waterford in the Munster Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday at Fraher Field Dungarvan. Waterford scored an early goal to take the lead but Cork responded by raising a green flag of their own courtesy of Fiachra Lynch. By the interval, Cork led by 1-6 to 1-1 before going on to win by 10 points in the end.


Fixture details

SUNDAY MAY 24th 2009
Munster GAA Junior Football Championship
Port Láirge v Corcaigh at 1.15p.m. – Note change of start time
AT FRAHER FIELD DUNGARVAN
Note: Extra Time in the event of a Draw.
Reiteoir: Keith O’Brien (Tiobraid Arann)

Munster GAA Junior Football Championship
Tiobraid Arann v Luimneach at 1.15p.m. – Note change of start time
AT SEMPLE STADIUM
Note: Extra Time in the event of a Draw.
Reiteoir: Michael McGann (An Clár)

Tipperary vs. Limerick – Match Information

Team News

LIMERICK (JF vs. Tipperary) – Mike Jones; David Finnerty, Ronan Kirby, Eddie Mulcahy; Stephen Fox, Ray Hayes (capt), Jason O’Brien; Mike McMahon, John O’Connell; Derry McCarthy, Pat Donnelly, Trevor Cosgrave; Michael Quilligan, Muiris Gavin, Pa Mullins.

TIPPERARY (JF vs. Limerick) – James Farrelly (J. K. Brackens); Gerald Hally (Cahir), Richard Power (Moyle Rovers), Aaron Kelly (Moyne/Templetuohy)l; Louis Everard (Moyne/Templetuohy), Donal Lynch (Commercials), Pa Morrissey (Galtee Rovers); Patrick Halley (Rockwell Rovers), Paul Brennan (Loughmore/Castleiney); Pat Marnane (Galtee Rovers), Colin Morrissey (Galtee Rovers), Diarmuid Foley (Moyle Rovers); Tony Doyle (Killenaule), Benny Hickey (Cahir), Barry Shortall (Rockwell Rovers)

Last Meeting

Limerick defeated Tipperary in this grade last year on a scoreline of 0-13 to 0-11 at Fermoy.

SCORES –Limerick: JB Murphy 0-4 (0-2f); T Cosgrove, J Murphy (0-2f) 0-3 each; J O’Connell 0-2; S Garvey 0-1. Tipperary: T Doyle 0-7 (0-6f); O Lloyd, A Fitzgerald 0-2 each.
LIMERICK — D O’Connor; C Cody, F Nash, L Martin; K Nolan, S Garvey (J Mullane 56), S Fox; M McMahon, J O’Connell; E Hogan, J Murphy, T Cosgrove (B Hayes h/t); JB Murphy, A Costello, P Mullins.
TIPPERARY — I Browne; K Halley, A Kelly, P O’Flaherty; K Fox (J Coghlan 42), L Everard, P Blake; L England, P Halley; J Williams (C O’Hara 37), A Fitzgerald, B Shortall; T Doyle, B Enright (D Peters 56), O Lloyd (M Cahill 52).

Cork vs. Waterford – Match Information

Team News

CORK (JF v Waterford): P O’Shea (St Vincent’s); P Gayer (Castlemagner), E Wiseman (Castletownbere), M Prout (Shamrocks); R O’Sullivan (Kinsale), A Fenton (St Vincent’s), M Fehily (D O’Mathuna’s); A O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), C O’Donovan (Valley Rovers); D O’Donovan (Kilmacabea), N O’Riordan (Glenville), C O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaighs); M Sheehan (Glanworth), F Lynch (Valley Rovers), JP Murphy (St Vincent’s).
Subs: P White (Newcestown), S McLoughlin (Kanturk), J Healy (Ballydesmond), C O’Connell (Killavullen), D O’Connell (Glanmire), V Hurley (Courcey Rovers), M Murphy (Ballinora), P Cahill (Glenville), K O’Brien (Ballinacurra).

WATERFORD (JFC v Cork) E Cunningham; J Moore , G Dunphy, M Crotty; J McGrath, E Walsh(Cpt), J Hayden; D Casey, M Hennessy; S Fleming, A North, J Power; M Walsh, T Prendergast, M Ferncombe.
Subs: G Kelly, A Kiely, R Power, D Wall, P Casey, N Ahearne, K Power, R Hennessy, S Prendergast .

Last Meeting

The last meeting of Cork and Waterford in the Munster Junior Football Championship was in the 2004 final when Waterford won on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-9 at Dungarvan before going on to win the All-Ireland title later that summer.

Scorers:
Waterford; J. Power (1-1); K. Whelan, P. Foley (0-2 each); E. Doherty, R. Hennessy (0-1 each).
Cork; J. Hayes (0-5); W. Morgan, C. Brosnan, P. O’Connell, B. O’Sullivan (0-1 each).

CORK; J. Honohan; M. Prout, A. Quirke, D. Wiseman; G. Spillane, G. Wiseman, J. Sheehy; F. Collins, A. O’Shea; M. Kearney, W. Morgan, J. Hayes; C. Brosnan, K. Daly, P. Dunlea.
Subs: P. O’Connell for Kearney; N. O’Riordan for O’Shea; B. O’Sullivan for Morgan; F. Murphy for Daly.

WATERFORD; A. Kirwan; N. Barry, R. Power, M. Byrne; D. Ryan, L. Hurney, M. Kiely; M. O’Brien, S. Dempsey; K. Whelan, D. Kirwan, R. Hennessy; E. Doherty, P. Foley, J. Power.
Subs: A. Aherne for Kirwan; T. Kirwan for Whelan; S. McGrath for Doherty.