Munster Club JHC Final – Meelin 5-18 St. Patricks 0-9

Meelin (Cork) defeated St. Patricks (Tipperary) by 5-18 to 0-9 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday in Mallow. See below some photos and match reports of the game.

Vice Chairman of Munster Council Robert Frost presents the Munster Junior Hurling Trophy to Jerry Forrest Meelin Captain

Meelin Cork - Munster Junior Hurling Champions 2010 pic George Hatchell

Mighty Meelin have all the skills

Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patrick’s (Tipperary) 0-9

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, December 13, 2010

IN their green-and-gold jerseys the Cork champions looked like Newtownshandrum, moved like Newtownshandrum and played like Newtownshandrum. But this was Meelin, a new and coming force on the Cork hurling scene. Mind you there is a strong Newtownshandrum connection; Bernie O’Connor, father of the famous twins Ben and Jerry, is a native of the parish and a former club star. But there’s the more salient fact that their manager, Liam Ryan, is from Newtown and his stamp is all over this new Meelin style of play.

“Intelligent hurling,” said Ryan “That’s the Newtown style. Intelligent hurling is that when they get the ball, they look, and they deliver the ball at pace, that’s what it’s all about.” That’s what it was all about for Meelin yesterday. It took them a few minutes to get to grips with the Tipp representatives, but once they did it was a rout. The doughty men from Duhallow were again far too strong, too organised, too skilful for the opposition and ran out convincing winners. St. Patrick’s corner-forward Tony O’Brien notched the two opening points, but, on a good dry surface, the Meelin attack soon got into gear and the scores began to flow. Corner-forward Eamonn Brosnan was the main man, scoring 1-2 in the next few minutes to put Meelin into a lead they would never lose. Full-forward Jeremy Curtin and DJ O’Sullivan in the left corner each goaled in that opening half, wing-forwards John Forrest (2) and Brendan O’Sullivan (3) were potting great points from wide outside while centre-forward Shane O’Riordan did an outstanding job on the 40.

With Liam Collins and William Murphy ruling the roost in midfield, William Buckley, Kevin Collins and captain Jerry Forrest providing an additional platform in the half-back line, the supply to the forwards was constant, but more significantly, it was purposeful. Given such dominance then (and we haven’t mentioned the suffocating qualities of Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan and Diarmuid Lenihan in the full-back line, nor the alertness of keeper Stephen M O’Sullivan), little wonder that the Cork champions led by 16 points at the break (3-12 to 0-5). To their credit, St. Patrick’s never gave up and even as Shane O’Riordan and DJ O’Sullivan had further Meelin goals, the Tipp outfit stuck gamely to the task. Tony O’Brien remained their main threat, but full-forward Brian McCormack helped himself to a point after a fine leaping catch. No doubt about the winners, however, no doubt that they deserved it either.

Scorers for Meelin: E Brosnan 1-7 (0-3 frees); DJ O’Sullivan 2-1; J Curtin 1-2; S O’Riordan 1-1; B O’Sullivan 0-3; J Forrest 0-2; W Murphy, W Buckley, 0-1 each.

Scorers for St. Patrick’s: T O’Brien 0-6 (0-3 frees, 0-1 65); B McCormack, S Horan, W McCormack, 0-1 each.

MEELIN: SM O’Sullivan; M Forrest, D O’Riordan, D Lenihan; W Buckley, K Collins, Jerry Forrest (c); L Collins, W Murphy; John Forrest, S O’Riordan, B O’Sullivan; E Brosnan, J Curtin, DJ O’Sullivan.

Subs: C Murphy for B O’Sullivan (46); TJ Brosnan for D O’Riordan (49); B Collins for J Curtin (50); J O’Doherty for W Buckley (50); L O’Sullivan for SM O’Sullivan (55).

ST. PATRICK’S: J Moroney; K Clancy, E McCormack, R Needham; J Hayes, L Brett (c), P Horan; C Barry, S Gorey; M McCormack, S Horan, D Gleeson; T O’Brien, B McCormack, R McCormack.

Subs: N Gleeson for Needham (21); P Moroney for Needham (49); PJ Burke for Gorey (51); T O’Connor for R McCormack (54); C Dunne for E McCormack (58).

Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

Brosnan lifts Meelin

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Meelin 5-18 St Patrick’s 0-9

MUNSTER club JHC FINAL

EAMON BROSNAN scored 1-7 as Cork champions Meelin romped to victory in Mallow. Tipperary side St Patrick’s got off to a good start, with Tony O’Brien bagging two early points. Gradually, though, Meelin found their feet and they went on to completely take over. Brosnan had the first goal after nine minutes and Jeremy Curtin goaled in the 15th minute to leave Meelin ahead by 2-5 to 0-3. They notched a third goal in the 24th minute through DJ O’Sullivan and they led at the break by 3-12 to 0-5. Shane O’Riordan got a fourth goal for Meelin at the end of the third quarter to put them 4-15 to 0-8 ahead and Conor Murphy set up DJ O’Sullivan for his second goal a minute later as the Cork men strolled to victory.

Scorers — Meelin : E Brosnan 1-7 (0-4f) DJ O’Sullivan 2-1, J Curtin 1-2, B O’Sullivan 0-3, S O’Riordan 1-0, John Forrest, W Murphy 0-2 each, W Buckley 0-1. St Patrick’s: T O’Brien 0-6 (0-2f, 0-1 ’65’), J McCormack, B McCormack, S Horan 0-1 each.

MEELIN — S O’Sullivan; M Forrest, D O’Riordan, D Linehan; W Buckley, K Collins, Jerry Forrest (Capt); L Collins, W Murphy; John Forrest, S O’Riordan, B O’Sullivan; E Brosnan, J Curtin, DJ O’Sullivan, Subs: C Murphy for B O’Sullivan, TJ Brosnan for D Linehan, J O’Doherty for W Buckley, B Collins for J Curtin, L O’Sullivan for S O’Sullivan.

ST PATRICK’S — J Moroney; K Clancy, E McCormack, R Needham; J Hayes, L Brett, P Moran; C Barry, S Gorey; W McCormack, S Horan, D Gleeson; T O’Brien, B McCormack, R McCormack Subs: N Gleeson for R Needham, P Moroney for K Clancy, PJ Burke for S Gorey, T O’Connor for R McCormack, C Dunne for E McCormack.

Ref — M Wadding (Waterford)

Meelin gallop home

From the Irish Times newspaper

MUNSTER JHC FINAL Meelin 5-18 St Patrick’s 0-9: MEELIN FROM Cork were very easy winners over Tipperary side St Patrick’s in the AIB Munster junior hurling final in Mallow yesterday. Eamon Brosnan had the first goal after nine minutes and Jeremy Curtin goaled in the 15th minute to make it 2-5 to 0-3. Meelin had their third goal in the 24th minute through DJ O’Sullivan and that helped them to lead at the break by 3-12 to 0- 5.

St Patrick’s had points from William McCormack and Tony O’Brien on the resumption but Meelin again upped their performance and they hit some long-range points, with Shane O’Riordan and Eamon Brosnan combining well for O’Riordan to have their fourth goal at the end of the third quarter, 4-15 to 0-8. Substitute Conor Murphy set up DJ O’Sullivan for his second goal a minute later.

MEELIN : S O’Sullivan; M Forrest, D O’Riordan, D Linehan; W Buckley (0-1) , K Collins, Jerry Forrest; L Collins, W Murphy (0-2); John Forrest (0-2), S O’Riordan (1-0), B O’Sullivan (0-3); E Brosnan (1-7, 0-4 frees), J Curtin (1-2), DJ O’Sullivan (2-1). Subs : C Murphy for B O’Sullivan, TJ Brosnan for D Linehan, J O’Doherty for W Buckley, B Collins for J Curtin, L O’Sullivan for S OSullivan.

ST PATRICK’S : J Moroney; K Clancy, E McCormack, R Needham; J Hayes, L Brett; P Moran, C Barry, S Gorey; W McCormack, S Horan (0-1) , D Gleeson; T O’Brien (0-6, two frees, one 65), B McCormack (0-1), R McCormack (0-1). Subs : N Gleeson for R Needham, P Moroney for K Clancy, PJ Burke for S Gorey, T O’Connor for R McCormack, C Dunne for E McCormack.

Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

Paths to the Final

AIB MUNSTER GAA JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010

Quarter Final

Effin (Limerick) 1-15

D. Sheehy 1-0: P. Carroll 0-3: T. Quaid 0-3: D. Moloney 0-3: JG Dillon 0-2: N. Quaid 0-2: H. O’Neill 0-1: L. Magner 0-1

Kilgarvan (Kerry) 0-7

M. Foley 0-6: K. O’Sullivan 0-1

Semi Finals

Meelin (Cork) 2-15

E. Brosnan 2-10: J. Forrest 0-2: J. Curtin 0-1: S. O’Riordan 0-1: W. Murphy 0-1

Effin (Limerick) 1-10

T. Quaid 1-4: P. Carroll 0-2: D. Sheehy 0-2: D. Moloney 0-2

St. Patricks (Tipperary) 3-13

T. O’Brien 1-6: W. McCormack 1-2: S. Gorey 1-0: C. Barry 0-2: R. McCormack 0-2: S. Horan 0-1

Ballydurn (Waterford) 2-13

P. Queally 0-10: A. Hubbard 1-1: C. Mulhall 1-0: P. Cummins 0-1: S. O’Byrne 0-1