Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Launch

The launch of Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship took place on Tuesday March 1st in the Mallow GAA Complex.

Cadbury – Sponsors of the GAA Under 21 Football Championship

Cadbury have sponsored the championship since 2005 and are delighted to announce a number of new initiatives aimed at further rewarding GAA players and supporters across the island of Ireland.

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards:

The Cadbury Hero of the Future Award is selected by public voting on www.cadburygaau21.com and adjudication from Kerry legend Darragh O’Sé, Kildare Senior Footballer Dermot Earley, former Dublin Manager Paul Caffrey and TG4 journalist Micheal Ó Domhnaill. The winning player will win a holiday voucher for himself, €1000 for his club and €1000 for his county board. Cadbury also offer each of the 15 Hero’s of the Match a training kit for their club.

Past winners are:2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork ; 2008: Killian Young from Kerry; 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork; 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin

Cadbury Buses

This year’s campaign will continue with the project started in 2010 and have fully branded, bespoke buses, taking supporters of the four semi-finalists and two finalists to the matches. These will be promoted in the relevant counties and help to facilitate greater supporter engagement.

Fixtures

2011 Cadbury Munster GAA Football U21 Championship Fixtures / Results

CADBURY MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP 2011.

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 9th

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick Limerick v Clare 7.30pm

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan Waterford v Tipperary 7.30pm

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 23rd

@ Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork IF Cork v Tipperary 7.30pm

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan IF Waterford v Cork 7.30pm

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick IF Limerick v Kerry 7.30pm

@ Austin Stack Park, Tralee IF Kerry v Clare 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY APRIL 6th – FINAL

EXTRA TIME IN ALL GAMES

Roll of Honour

Click here to view the full list of winning teams in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship since 1962

Munster Under 21 Football Finals

1962 @ Kenmare Kerry 2-7 Cork 1-4

1963 @ Clonakilty Cork 2-3 Kerry 1-4

1964 @ Kilmallock Kerry 0-15 Tipperary 1-2

1965 @ Castletownroche Cork 2-14 Tipperary 1-6

1966 @ Cork Ath. Grounds Kerry 3-8 Cork 0-14

1967 @ Listowel Kerry 2-12 Clare 1-7

1968 @ Kilrush Kerry 5-7 Clare 2-9

1969 @ Killarney Cork 1-14 Kerry 1-11

1970 @ Buttevant Cork 5-12 Clare 1-7

1971 @ Fermoy Cork 1-10 Waterford 2-5

1972 @ Killarney Kerry 1-11 Cork 2-7

1973 @ Skibbereen Kerry 2-12 Cork 1-12

1974 @ Cahirciveen Cork 3-5 Kerry 1-10

1975 @ Killorglin Kerry 0-17 Waterford 1-5

1976 @ Dingle Kerry 2-16 Cork 1-6

1977 @ P. Ui Chaoimh Kerry 2-8 Cork 0-8

1978 @ Killarney Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-9

1979 @ Limerick Cork 1-11 Clare 1-9

1980 @ Bruff Cork 3-15 Clare 0-4

1981 @ Tralee Cork 0-11 Kerry 0-5

1982 @ P.Ui Chaoimh Cork 2-12 Kerry 0-4

1983 @ Castleisland Kerry 1-10 Cork 0-12

1984 @ Askeaton Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-4

1985 @ Tralee Cork 1-18 Clare 1-

1986 @ Clonmel Cork 0-8 Tipperary 0-7

1987 @ Tralee Kerry 0-7 Tipperary 0-7 Draw

@ Clonmel Kerry 0-15 Tipperary 1-11 Replay

1988 @ Cooraclare Kerry 0-14 Clare 2-6

1989 @ Limerick Cork 3-15 Clare 1-7

1990 @ Tralee Kerry 2-9 Cork 0-9

1991 @ P. Ui Chaoimh Kerry 1-8 Cork 0-10

1992 @ Tralee Kerry 3-12 Cork 1-8

1993 @ Waterford Kerry 1-21 Waterford 3-5

1994 @ Dungarvan Cork 2-11 Waterford 0-4

1995 @ Killarney Kerry 1-21 Waterford 2-5

1996 @ Tralee Kerry 3-14 Clare 0-6

1997 @ Tralee Kerry 2-11 Cork 3-8 Draw

@ Pairc Ui Rinn Kerry 0-12 Cork 1-7 Replay

1998 @ Tralee Kerry 3-10 Tipperary 1-11

1999 @ Tralee Kerry 1-10 Cork 0-7

2000 @ Dungarvan Limerick 0-7 Waterford 0-4

2001 @ Kilmallock Cork 1-12 Limerick 0-8

2002 @ Ennis Kerry 3-15 Clare 2-11

2003 @ Waterford Waterford 2-8 Kerry 1-9

2004 @ Tralee Cork 0-13 Kerry 0-12

2005 @ Limerick Cork 1-14 Limerick 1-11

2006 @ Pairc Ui Rinn Cork 4-14 Waterford 1-6

2007 @ Limerick Cork 3-19 Tipperary 3-12

2008 @ Ardfinnan Kerry 0-15 Tipperary 2-7

2009 @ Thurles Cork 1-9 Tipperary 2-5

2010 @ Tralee Tipperary 1-7 Kerry 1-6

Useful Information – For the Record

2011 is the 50th Munster Under 21 Football Championship.

1962-2011

• At the Munster Council Convention of 1961 held in Tralee it was suggested that an Under 21 competition be inaugurated.

• Convention of 1962, held in Thurles, decided to inaugurate an Under 21 Football competition

• The first game in this new competition was played on the 22/7/1962 with Cork defeating Waterford in a quarter final clash at the Cork Athletic Grounds. The second quarter final, Limerick v Kerry, did not take place as Limerick were unable to field a team because of Club commitments. In the semi finals Cork defeated Tipperary while Kerry overcame the Clare challenge. The final was played in Kenmare on the 9th. of December with victory going to the Kerry side on a 2-7 to 1-4 scoreline. The Kerry Team that won the inaugural Munster Under 21 Football Championship was – Peter Hanley, Jo Jo Barrett, B. Glavin. P. Kerins, Pat Aherne, P. O’Donoghue, J. O’Driscoll, M. Fleming, Denis O’Sullivan, Aloysius ‘’Weeshie’’ Fogarty, Seamus Roche, D. O’Shea, Dom O’Donnell (Capt), R. O’Donnell, D. O’Shea

• Cork were victorious in the 1963 competition and the winning team was – Ray Cawley, Dermot Kehilly, John McGrath, Des Nangle, Donal Buckley, Denis Coughlan, Gus Harrington, Brendan Coughlan, Paul O’Sullivan, Mick Coughlan, Ned Coughlan, Dan Haredy, J.J. Murphy, Tim F. Hayes, Flor Hayes

• Kerry were winners in 1964 and they went on to defeat Galway and Laois and so capture the first All-Ireland Title in this grade.

• Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline. The winning Limerick Team was Mike Keogh, Mark O’Riordan, Pat Fitzgerald, Brian Geary, Conor Mullane, Stephen Lucey, Tommy Stack. Jason Stokes, John Galvin (Captain), Pat Aherne, Timmy Carroll, Declan Brouder, Conor Fitzgerald, Brian Begley, Colm Hickey.

• Waterford lifted the title for the only time in 2003 when they overcame Cork in the semi final and Kerry in the final on a 2-8 to 1-9 scoreline. The victorious Waterford team was – David Hickey, Michael Crotty, Ger Hayes, John O’Reilly, Niall Hennessy (Captain), Edmond Rockett, John Hurney, Sean Dempsey, Michael Walsh, Liam Ó Lonáin, Mark Power, Tony Whelan, Bob Costello, Shane Walsh, Billy Harty

• Tipperary, who suffered defeat in 9 finals, recorded their first Munster Under 21 Football success when they overcame Kerry 1-7 to 1-6 in Tralee in 2010. The victorious Tipperary team was – Kieran Kenrick; Robbie Kiely, Ciaran McDonald (Captain), Donal Lynch; Padraig O’Dwyer, John Coghlan, Dara Dwyer; Alan Moloney, Peter Acheson; Sean Carey, Bernard O’Brien, Aldo Matassa; Conor Sweeney, Brian O’Meara, Michael O’Dwyer

• For the record Cork have appeared in 35 finals: Kerry in 33 finals: Tipperary in 10 finals: Clare in 10 finals: Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals

• Only 2 Finals have been drawn. The 1987 final between Kerry and Tipperary played in Tralee finished level, 0-7 each and in the replay in Clonmel victory went to Kerry on a 0-15 to 1-11 scoreline. The 1997 final between Cork and Kerry also finished all square, Kerry 2-11 Cork 3-8, in Tralee with victory going to the Kerry side in the replay at Pairc Ui Rinn on a 0-12 to 1-7 scoreline

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Munster Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Launch of the 2011 Cadbury All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

The launch of the 2011 Cadbury All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship took place recently in Croke Park. See the video below for some footage of the occasion.