Kerry defeated Limerick by 3-15 to 2-6 in the Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi- Final on Wednesday at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.
Geaney sparkles for Kingdom
From the Irish Independent newspaper
Kerry 3-15 Limerick 2-6
Thursday March 24 2011
A spectacular performance by Paul Geaney helped Kerry trounce Limerick following a one-sided second half at the Gaelic Grounds last night. Geaney cracked home two of his side’s three goals and he also scored three points, two of them from frees, as his side cruised into the final. But he was not the only Kerry star as James O’Donoughue and Barry John Walsh also made huge contributions. Limerick were given some hope when they were awarded a controversial penalty seconds before half-time which was blasted to the net by Eoghan O’Connor. It left them just two points adrift at the interval, 1-6 to 1-4. Kerry picked off a succession of points and added a couple more goals in the second half as Limerick had no answer to the likes of Edmund Walsh, Barry John Walsh and Stephen O’Brien.
SCORERS — Kerry: P Geaney 2-3 (0-2f), J O’Donoughue 1-4, BJ Walsh 0-5, E Walsh, J Walsh, A Fitzgerald 0-1 each. Limerick: E O’Connor 1-3 (1-0 pen, 3 f), D Kelly 1-0, T McCarthy, J Kelly, J O’Donovan 0-1 each.
Kerry –B Kelly; P Crowley, M Griffin, P Kilkenny; J Sherwood, B Shanahan, J Lyne; C Moriarty, E Walsh; J O’Donoughue, BJ Walsh, A Fitzgerald; S O’Brien, D Casey, P Greaney. Subs: J Walsh for Moriarty (41), N O’Shea for Casey (51).
Limerick — B Scanlon; P Martin, M Sheehan, R O’Flaherty; P Sheehan, P Hannon, P Quinn; T McCarthy, P Horan; P Scanlon, J Kelly, D Kelly; P O’Donnell, J O’Donovan, E O’Connor.
Ref — R Hickey (Clare)
When – Wednesday March 23rd at 7:30pm
Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick
Referee – Rory Hickey (Clare)
Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes
Next Round – the winners play Cork or Tipperary on April 6th in the Munster Final
@ Cork venue IF Cork v Kerry 7.30pm
@ Limerick venue IF Cork v Limerick 7.30pm
@ Tipperary venue IF Tipperary v Kerry 7:30pm
@ Limerick venue IF Tipperary v Limerick 7:30pm
Kerry will travel to play Limerick in the Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football semi-final on this Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. The home side had an unlikely but impressive come from behind victory over Clare in the first round. Trailing by 5 points in the second half, their comeback was completed with a last minute James Kelly goal in normal time before winning out in extra time. With 6 of the Limerick Senior panel involved, this win has obviously spurred on Limerick in the Allianz Football League winning their last 2 matches in Division 3 having lost their previous 3 games. Kerry on the other hand will play their first game in this competition having been successful at Minor level in 2008. Helped by 6 Senior panel members themselves, the Kingdom will look to put their lack of match practice behind them and qualify for the Munster Final on April 6th. Rory Hickey (Clare) is the referee.
Kerry U21 team to play Limerick on Wednesday 23rd March 2011 at 7.30pm in The Gaelic Grounds is as follows:
1. Brian Kelly (Legion )
2. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers) 3. Mark Griffin (St. Michaels Foilmore) Captain 4. Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar)
5. Jack Sherwood (Firies ) 6. Barry Shanahan (Austin Stacks ) 7. Jonathan Lyne ( Legion )
8. Colm Moriarty ( An Daingean ) 9. Edmund Walsh ( Knocknagoshel )
10. James O’Donoghue ( Legion ) 11. Barry John Walsh ( Kerins O’Rahillys ) 12. Alan Fitzgerald ( Castlegregory )
13. Steven O’Brien ( Kenmare )14. Daithí Casey ( Dr. Crokes )15. Paul Geaney ( An Daingean )
Subs; 16. Shane O’Leary (Currow) 17. David O’Leary (Dr. Crokes) 18. Kieran Hurley ( St Pats Blennerville ) 19. James Walsh ( Knocknagoshel ) 20. Thomas Ladden ( Keel ) 21. Colm O’Shea ( Firies ) 22. Niall O’Shea ( Dromid Pearses ) 23. James Coffey ( Beaufort ) 24. Shane Carroll ( Austin Stacks )
Manager: John Kennedy (Asdee)
Selectors: Liam Brosnan (Currow), Tom Prendergast (Keel)
Limerick Under 21 team to play Kerry
1. Brian Scanlon Gerald Griffin’s.
2. Paul Martin Ballybricken.
3. Mike Sheehan Fr. Casey’s.
4. Ray O’Flaherty St. Senan’s.
5. Patrick Sheehan St.Mary’s/Sean Finns-Rathkeale.
6. Paul Hannon Newcastlewest.
7. Padraig Quinn Monaleen.
8. Tom McCarthy Mountcollins.
9. Padarig Horan Glin.
10. Seamus O’Carroll Cappagh.
11. James Kelly Newcastlewest.
12. Donagh Kelly (captain) Fr.Caseys.
13. Patrick O’Donnell Galbally.
14. Jack Donovan Galbally.
15. Eoghan O’Connor St.Mary’s/Sean Finns-Rathkeale.
Senior panellists are numbers 1,3,10,11,12 and 15.
Manager Maurice Horan (Na Piarsaigh), Selectors Niall Crowley (Adare), John Ryan (Oola) and Micheal Reidy (Dromcollogher-Broadford)
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free
For the Record
|2011 Team Management||Maurice Horan (Manager – Na Piarsaigh), Niall Crowley (Adare), John Ryan (Oola), Michéal Reidy
Tom Prendergast (Keel)
Liam Brosnan (Currow)
|2011 Team Captain||Donagh Kelly
(St Michaels Foilmore)
|Under 21 players on their respective Senior Football Panels||Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffin’s), Seamus O’Carroll (Cappagh), James Kelly (Newcastlewest), Eoghan O’Connor (St.Mary’s / Sean Finns-Rathkeale), Mike Sheehan and Donagh Kelly (both Fr.Casey’s),||Jonathan Lyne (Legion), Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers), Paul Geaney (An Daingean), Daithí Casey (Dr. Crokes), Barry John Walsh and Barry John Keane (both Kerins O’Rahilly’s)|
|2010 Championship Performance||Defeated Clare in the Quarter-Final before losing to Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final by 0-16 to 2-5||Defeated Cork by 0-19 to 1-8 in the Quarter-Final and Waterford by 1-18 to 0-3 in the Semi-Final. Kerry lost to Tipperary by 1-7 to 1-6 in the Munster Final.|
|Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles||1||25|
|Last Munster Under 21 Football Title||2000||2008|
|Last victory in the Munster Under 21 Championship||2010 Quarter-Final vs. Clare – 1-10 to 0-10||2010 Semi-Final vs.
Waterford – 1-18 to 0-3
|Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000||Played – 18
Won – 8
Lost – 10
Drawn – 0
|Played – 23
Won – 12
Lost – 9
Drawn – 2
|Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship||2008 Munster Quarter-Final – March 15th at Austin Stack Park Tralee – Kerry 0-18 Limerick 1-8|
|What happened 3 years ago?
2008 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up
|Lost to Cork in the Quarter-Final. Defeated Clare (1-9 to 1-5 at Cusack Park Ennis) and Waterford in the Losers Group playoffs. Lost to Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final.||Defeated Clare and Cork to qualify for the Munster Final. Drew with Tipperary by 1-9 to 1-9 in the final before winning the replay by 2-12 to 0-8.|
2011 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played to date
Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 1-4 – March 9th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Quarter-Final)
Tipperary: Jack English; Mark Hanly, Jonathan Ryan, Robbie Kiely; Donagh Leahy, Eddie Kenrick, John O’Callaghan (0-1); Peter Acheson (0-1), Donagh Heffernan; Billy Hewitt, Thomas Hanly, Aldo Matassa (0-1); Conor Sweeney (1-6, 0-5 frees), David Butler (0-3), David McGrath (0-1)
Subs: Michael O’Dwyer for Thomas Hanly (38th minute), Gavin Ryan for Donagh Leahy (50th minute), Paul McEvoy (0-1) for Billy Hewitt (54th minute). Liam Boland for David Butler (55th minute), Kevin O’Riordan for Peter Acheson (57th minute)
Waterford: Kevin Williams; Mark Cummins, Shane O’Cuirrin, Mark Wyse; Thomas Walsh, David Phelan (1-0), Jamie Kirwan; Ronan Cahill (Captain), Niall Walsh (0-1); Conor Buckley, Adam Brophy, James Coade; David Grey (0-1), Tadhg Houlihan, Paul Whyte (0-2, 0-1 free, 0-1 45)
Sub: Eoin Walsh for James Coade (HT), Paul Drohan for Conor Buckley (49th minute), Ian Power for Paul Whyte (52nd minute), Sean Burke for Thomas Walsh (56th minute)
Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)
Limerick 2-11 Clare 0-15 (AET) – March 9th @ Pairc na Gael Limerick (Munster Quarter-Final)
Limerick: Brian Scanlon; Paul Martin, Mike Sheehan, Ray O’Flaherty; Patrick Sheehan, Paul Hannon, Padraig Quinn; Tom McCarthy, Padraig Horan; Seamus O’Carroll, James Kelly, Donagh Kelly (Captain); Eoghan O’Connor, Jack Donovan, Patrick O’Donnell.
Subs: Barry Ryan for Horan (39); Padraig Scanlon for O’Donnell (45); Aidan O’Sullivan for Quinn (inj. 53); Eoin Cahill for Ryan (inj. 55); Jamie Richardson for D Kelly (59).
Extra-time: Paudie O’Connor (additional player 60); Padraig Quinn for Martin (79).
Clare: Jamie Joyce; Joe Blake, Sean Brennan, Sean Cormican; Stephan Collins, Liam Markham, Stephan Tierney; Conor Ryan, Shane Brennan; Podge Collins, Michael Malone, Conor Cormican; Podge McMahon (Captain), Cathal McInerney, Killian Malone.
Subs: Darren O’Neill for Conor Cormican (30); Joe Curtin for Michael Malone (45).
2011 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) – 1-6, 0-5 frees
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-7, 0-5 frees
Cathal McInerney (Clare) – 0-6, 0-3 frees
Killian Malone (Clare) – 0-5, 0-3 frees
James Kelly (Limerick) – 1-1
Jack Donovan (Limerick) – 1-1
David Butler (Tipperary) – 0-3
David Phelan (Waterford) – 1-0
Paul Whyte (Waterford) – 0-2, 0-1 free, 0-1 45
Podge McMahon (Clare) – 0-2, 0-1 free
John O’Callaghan (Tipperary), Peter Acheson (Tipperary), Aldo Matassa (Tipperary), David McGrath (Tipperary), Paul McEvoy (Tipperary), Niall Walsh (Waterford), David Grey (Waterford), Seamus O’Carroll (Limerick), Donagh Kelly (Limerick), Podge Collins (Clare), Daniel Gallery (Clare) – 0-1 each
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 @ Pairc 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 1-7
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
CADBURY MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP 2011
Wednesday March 9th
@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick Limerick 2-11 Clare 0-15 (after extra time)
@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 1-4
Wednesday March 23rd
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork v Tipperary 7.30pm
@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick Limerick v Kerry 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY APRIL 6th.
@ Cork venue IF Cork v Kerry 7.30pm
@ Limerick venue IF Cork v Limerick 7.30pm
@ Tipperary venue IF Tipperary v Kerry 7:30pm
@ Limerick venue IF Tipperary v Limerick 7:30pm
EXTRA TIME IN ALL GAMES
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
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.
• MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROLL OF HONOUR
• Kerry (25)
1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008
• Cork (21)
1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994,
2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
• Waterford (1) – 2003 Limerick (1) – 2000 Tipperary (1)- 2010
• At the Munster Council Convention of 1961 held in Tralee it was suggested that an Under 21competition 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. Current Kerry Under 21 Football Selector Tom Prendergast was a member of the 1963 Kerry Under 21 Football team which lost to Cork in the final.
• 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