Munster MF Championship – Kerry 4-16 Waterford 0-6

Kerry defeated Waterford by 4-16 to 0-6 in the Munster GAA Football Minor Championship on Wednesday at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Kingdom into final four after Déise demolition job

Kerry 4 -16 Waterford 0-6

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, April 14, 2011

KERRY put a disappointing Waterford side to the sword in this one sided Munster MFC quarter-final at a wet Austin Stack Park, Tralee last evening. The only talking point of this uneven contest was the quality of the Kerry goals, with dual star Padraig Boyle (an All-Ireland Minor B and U21 hurling medal winner) scoring two, with his opening goal a real gem when he dribbled soccer style through a forest of Waterford defenders before side footing the ball to net for a goal a sheer class. In truth, Waterford were never at the races as Kerry dominated the midfield exchanges with Gary O’Leary and Shaun Keane outstanding.

Despite the Kerry attack being wasteful in the extreme, kicking eight first-half wides, they still led 2-6 to 0-4 with Jamie Moriarty adding to Boyle’s 23rd minute strike with a superb goal in injury time when he fielded a high Jeff O’Donoghue centre before crashing the ball home. The second-half was purely academic as Waterford struggled in every department with the notable exceptions of Ray Ó Ceallaigh, Eamon Power and Gavin Nugent. Kerry kicked points at will with Ciaran Keating, Thomas Hickey and Jeff O’Donoghue scoring some excellent points. The Kingdom added two late goals from Padraig Boyle and Thomas Hickey that put a gloss on the margin of victory but they’ll be expecting a big improvement against Tipperary in the semi-final.

Scorers for Kerry: T Hickey 1-5 (0-4 frees), P Boyle 2-1, J O’Donoghue 0-5 (0-3 frees), J Moriarty 1-1, C Keating 0-2, M O’Connor and S Keane 0-1 each

Waterford scorers: G Nugent 0-2, E Power 0-2, T Burke 0-2 frees.

KERRY: S Murphy; P Ó Sé, T Morley, C Fitzgerald; M O’Connor, R Murphy, K Murphy; G O’Leary, S Keane; T Hickey, P Boyle, J O’Donoghue; D O’Brien, C Keating, J Moriarty.

Subs: P Wrenn for K Murphy (54), K McCarthy for J Moriarty (54), I McCarthy for D O’Brien (56).

WATERFORD: C Mulcahy; P Houlihan, D Power, P Curran; L Ó Corrain, R O’Ceallaigh, S Hyslop; E O’Toole, D Hallihan; G Nugent, E Power, T Burke; E Kiely, R Donnelly, M Kiely.

Subs: M Curry for D Power (41), J Jones for E O’Toole (51)

Referee: K O’Brien (Tipperary)

 

Kerry V Waterford Match Report

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 21:40 |

Kerry trounce Waterford in one sided affair

Kerry 4 -16 Waterford 0-6

By Murt Murphy for kerrygaa.ie

Kerry put a disappointing Waterford side to the sword in this one sided Munster Minor Football Championship opener played at a wet Austin Stack Park last evening but the Kingdom never hit top gear. The only talking point of this uneven contest was the quality of the Kerry goals with dual star Padraig Boyle (an All-Ireland B Minor and U-21 Hurling medal winner) scoring two, with his opening goal a real gem when he dribbled soccer style through a forest of Waterford defenders before side footing the ball to net, for a goal a sheer class.

In truth Waterford were never at the races as Kerry dominated the midfield exchanges with Gary O’Leary and Shaun Keane outstanding but the Kerry attack were wasteful in the extreme kicking eight first half wides but they led 2-6 to 0-4 with Jamie Moriarty adding to Boyle’s 23rd minute strike with superb goal in injury when he fielded a high Jeff O’Donoghue centre before crashing the ball home. The second half was purely academic as Waterford struggled in every department with the notable exceptions of Ray O’Ceallaigh, Eamon Power and Gavin Nugent.

Kerry kicked points at will with Ciaran Keating Thomas Hickey and Jeff O’Donoghue scoring some excellent points but it was all one way traffic. Kerry added two late goals from Padraig Boyle and Thomas Hickey that put a gloss on the margin of victory and manager Pat O’Driscoll will be expecting a big improvement against Tipperary in the semi-final. However on the night it was a pleasing opening by Kerry and all the Kerry players and substitutes acquitted themselves well on a difficult night for football.

Scorers

Kerry – T Hickey 1-5 ( 0-4 frees), P Boyle 2-1, J O’Donoghue 0-5 ( 0-3 frees), J Moriarty 1-1, C Keating 0-2, M O’Connor and S Keane 0-1 each

Waterford – G Nugent 0-2, E Power 0-2, T Burke 0-2 frees.

Teams:

Kerry – S Murphy, P O’Se, T Morley, C Fitzgerald, M O’Connor, R Murphy, K Murphy, G O’Leary, S Keane, T Hickey, P Boyle, J O’Donoghue, D O’Brien, C Keating, J Moriarty
Subs: P Wrenn for K Murphy ( 54), K McCarthy for J Moriarty ( 54), I McCarthy for D O’Brien ( 56)

Waterford – C Mulcahy, P Houlihan, D Power, P Curran, L O’Corrain R O’Ceallaigh, S Hyslop, E O’Toole, D Hallihan, G Nugent, E Power, T Burke, E Kiely, R Donnelly, M Kiely
Subs: M Curry for D Power (41), J Jones for E O’Toole ( 51)

Referee: K O’Brien (Tipperary)

Team News

The Kerry Minor football team to play Waterford in The Munster GAA Quarter Final on Wednesday next the 13th April in Austin Stack Park at 7.30pm has been announced.

The team is as follows: 1. Shane Murphy (Kilcummin) 2. Padráig Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) Tadhg Morley (Templenoe) 4. Cillian Fitzgerald (Dr. Crokes) 5. Michael O’Connor (Derrynane) 6. Ronan Murphy (Beaufort) 7. Kieran Murphy (Kilcummin) 8. Gary O’Leary (Captain) Kilcummin 9. Shaun Keane (Legion) 10. Thomas Hickey (Castleisland Desmonds),11. Padraig Boyle (Ballyduff) 12. Jeff O’Donoghue (Glenflesk) 13. Darragh O’Brien (Austin Stacks) 14. Ciarán Keating (Skellig Rangers) 15. Jamie Moriarty (John Mitchel’s)

Subs: Gavin Curran (Dingle) Pa Wrenn (Milltown/Castlemaine) Ian McCarthy (Na Gaeil) (Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin) James Devane (Kilcummin) Tom Kavanagh (Lios Póil) Damien O’Leary (Kilcummin) Sean Walsh (Kerins O’Rahilly’s) Mike Finnegan (Brosna)

Selectors: Pat O’Driscoll (Ardfert ) – Manager Mike Moynihan (Na Gaeil) Padraig Corcoran (Dingle) Willie Maher (Kilcummin) John Shanahan (Valentia)

The Waterford Minor Football team to play Kerry to-morrow night in Tralee is:

1. Conor Mulcahy Dungarvan,

2. Billy Power Rathgormack

3. Daniel Power Ardmore

4. P.J. Curran Affane

5. Lorcan O’Corraon An Gaeltacht

6. Ray O’Ceallaigh An Gaeltacht

7. Sean Hyslop Dungarvan

8. Emmet O’Toole Roanmore

9. David Hallihan Kilmacthomas

10. Gavin Nugent Rathgormack

11. Eamonn Power Tramore

12. Tadhg Bourke Clashmore

13. Eoin Kelly Tramore

14. Ryan Donnelly Dungarvan

15. Michael Kiely Naomh Brid

For the Record

Kerry Waterford
2011 Team Management Pat O’Driscoll (Ardfert – Manager); Willie Maher (Kilcummin), Michael Moynihan (Na Gaeil), John Shanahan (Valentia), Padráig Corcoran  (Daingean Uí Chúise) Niall Cronin (Manager),
John Phelan (Coach),
James Condon,
Pat Kiely,
Paudie Kiely.
2011 Team Captain Gary O’Leary (Kilcummin) Billy Power
2010 Championship Performance Defeated Tipperary and Limerick to qualify for the Munster Final where they lost to Cork. Lost to Limerick in the first round followed by a defeat to Clare in the Losers Group 1st playoff.
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 41 0
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2009 N/A
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 43
Won – 34
Lost – 6
Drawn – 3
Played – 35
Won – 6
Lost – 24
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship March 15th 2003 at Cappaquin in the 3rd round of the Munster Minor Football Round-Robin series – Kerry 0-21 Waterford 1-9 

 

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2011

First Round

Wednesday April 13th

@ Kilmallock                                     Limerick v Tipperary 6.30pm

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Kerry v Waterford 7.30pm

@ Pairc Uí Rinn                               Cork v Clare 7:30pm

Losers Group Play-off 1

Saturday April 16th

Losers of Kerry and Waterford v Losers of Cork and Clare @ 7:00pm

(See venue permutations below)

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford v Clare

@ Kerry venue                                 Kerry v Clare

@ Cork venue                                  Waterford v Cork

@ Cork venue                                  Kerry v Cork


Losers Group Play-off 2

Saturday April 23rd

Losers of Tipperary and Limerick v Winner of Losers Group Play-off 1

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 18th

Winner of Tipperary and Limerick v Winner of Kerry and Waterford

Winner of Cork and Clare v Winner of Losers Group Play-off 2

EXTRA TIME IN ALL GAMES UP TO THE FINAL

Final

Sunday July 3rd

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (5)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at big Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary only All-Ireland success at this grade came in 1934. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 23 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

The All-Ireland Minor Football title has not been won by a Munster county since Cork’s 2-12 to 0-13 victory over Mayo in the 2000 Final. Since then, Ulster counties have won 7 of the 10 finals played, Connacht 2 titles and Leinster have 1 title.

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000

Odds and Ends

Cork are the defending Munster Minor Football Champions following a 1-8 to 1-7 victory over Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. Corner-forward Brian Hurley scored 1-6 for the winners, including a 58th minute goal to complete a come from behind victory.

The winning Cork team and scorers were as follows – David Hanrahan; Kevin Fulignati , Damian Cahalane, Darren Murphy; Sean Ryan, Tom Clancy, Jamie Wall; Jamie Burns, John O’Rourke; Kevin Hallissey (0-1), Mark Sugrue, Alan Cronin; Kevin Sheehan (0-1 free), Shane Duggan, Brian Hurley (1-6, 0-4 frees)
Subs: Daniel Fitzgerald (Captain) for S Ryan (45), Dan McEoin for M Sugrue, Stephen O’Mahony for S Duggan (50).

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984 and 1995 when Tipperary were successful.

Tipperary have played 44 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, more than any other Munster county.

Waterford have won 1 Munster Minor Football Championship match out of 13 played since 2005.

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.

The Kerry manager Pat O’Driscoll was the manager of The Ardfert Senior Football team that captured All Ireland Club Junior Championship honours in 2006 and won the All-Ireland Club Intermediate Championship in 2007.