Munster MFC S-Final 1st Playoff – Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9

Clare defeated Waterford by 4-14 to 1-9 in the Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi-Final 1st Playoff on Saturday in Fraher Field Dungarvan. Clare will now play Limerick in the next round.

Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9

Scorers –

Clare – Niall Hickey 2-2, Conor Cleary 1-3, Eoin Cleary 0-5, 0-3 frees, Martin O’Leary 1-1, 1-0 penalty, Jack Scanlon 0-1, Alan O’Neill 0-1, Cathal McConigley 0-1

Waterford – Tadhg Burke 0-5, 0-4 frees, Gavin Nugent 0-3, Dale Sheridan 1-0, Emmet O’Toole 0-1

Clare – Darren Sexton; Conor Galvin (Captain), James Malone, Oisin Vaughan; Jarlath Colleran, Darragh McDonagh, Stan Lineen; Alan O’Neill, Conor Cleary; Eoin Cleary, Ciaran Devitt, Adrian Murrihy; Martin O’Leary, Niall Hickey William Flynn

Subs: Jack Scanlon for Adrian Murrihy, Conor McNeils for Jarlath Colleran, Luke Brannock for William Flynn, Cathal McConigley for Eoin Cleary, Paudie Nugent for Ollie Vaughan

 

Waterford – Conor Mulcahy; John Heffernan, Ray O Ceallaigh, PJ Curran; Lorcan O Corrain, David Hallihan, Sean Hyslop; Emmet O’Toole, Gavin Nugent; Michael Curry, Eamonn Power, Tadhg Burke; Michael Kiely, Ryan Donnelly, Eoin Kiely

Subs: Paul Connors for Emmet O’Toole, Dale Sheridan for Eoin Kiely, Jeff Jones for Michael Kiely, Adam O’Donoghue for Ryan Donnelly, Daniel Power for Sean Hyslop

Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)

Breakdown of Scores

2nd minute – Conor Cleary point from play – Clare 0-1 Waterford 0-0

3rd minute – Eoin Cleary point from a free – Clare 0-2 Waterford 0-0

5th minute – Tadhg Burke point from a frees – Clare 0-2 Waterford 0-1

7th minute – Niall Hickey goal from play – Clare 1-2 Waterford 0-1

9th minute – Niall Hickey point from play after his penalty was saved – Clare 1-3 Waterford 0-1

12th minute – Niall Hickey scores a point from play after a good passing move from the Clare defence – Clare 1-4 Waterford 0-1

14th minute – Conor Clear scores a goal after another good passing move by Clare – Clare 2-4 Waterford 0-1

15th minute – Gavin Nugent responds with Waterford’s first point from play – Clare 2-4 Waterford 0-2

16th minute – Niall Hickey scores a goal from close range for Clare – Clare 3-4 Waterford 0-2

18th minute – Eoin Cleary kicks a lovely point for Clare off his left foot – Clare 3-5 Waterford 0-2

21st minute – Emmet O’Toole kicks a point from play and is replaced 10 seconds later – Clare 3-5 Waterford 0-3

22nd minute – Gavin Nugent kicks a point from play for Waterford – Clare 3-5 Waterford 0-4

25th minute – Tadhg Burke kicks a point from a free for Waterford – Clare 3-5 Waterford 0-5

27th minute – Martin O’Leary kicks a point from play for Clare – Clare 3-6 Waterford 0-5

28th minute – Eoin Cleary kicks a point from play for Clare – Clare 3-7 Waterford 0-5

31st minute- Tadhg Burke kicks a point from play for Waterford – Clare 3-7 Waterford 0-6

HALF-TIME – Clare 3-7 Waterford 0-6

31st minute – Clare sub Jack Scanlon scores a point – Clare 3-8 Waterford 0-6

32nd minute – Clare’s Alan O’Neill scores a point from play – Clare 3-9 Waterford 0-6

38th minute – Tadhg Burke kicks a point from a free – Clare 3-9 Waterford 0-7

40th minute – Eoin Cleary kicks a long range point from a free for Clare – Clare 3-10 Waterford 0-7

42nd minute – Gavin Nugent kicks a point for Waterford – Clare 3-10 Waterford 0-8

46th minute – Eoin Cleary kicks a pointed free for Clare – Clare 3-11 Waterford 0-8

46th minute – Conor Cleary kicks a point from play – Clare 3-12 Waterford 0-8

49th minute – Dale Sheridan scores a goal for Waterford – Clare 3-12 Waterford 1-8

51st minute – Tadhg Burke points a free for Waterford – Clare 3-12 Waterford 1-9

54th minute – Cathal McConigley scores a point from play for Clare – Clare 3-13 Waterford 1-9

60th minute – Martin O’Leary scores a goal from a penalty for Clare – Clare 4-13 Waterford 1-9

62nd minute – Conor Cleary scores a point from play for Clare – Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9

For the Record

Waterford Clare
2011 Team Management Niall Cronin (Manager),
John Phelan (Coach),
James Condon,
Pat Kiely,
Paudie Kiely.
Michael Neylon (Corofin – Manager); Noel Normoyle (Kilmihil); Maurice Reidy (St.Joseph’s Miltown); Leo Donoghue (Kildysart)
2011 Team Captain Billy Power
(Rathgormack)
Conor Gavin
(Clondegad)
2010 Championship Performance Lost to Limerick in the first round followed by a defeat to Clare in the Semi-Final 1st playoff. Lost to Cork in the first round. Defeated Waterford in the Semi-Final 1st playoff before losing to Tipperary in the Semi-Final 2nd playoff by 1-8 to 1-3 at Thurles.
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 0 3
Last Munster Minor Football Title N/A 1953
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 36
Won – 6
Lost – 25
Drawn – 5
Played – 38
Won – 12
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship April 19th 2010 at Cusack Park Ennis in the Semi-Final playoff 1– Clare 4-10 Waterford 1-6

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2011

First Round

Wednesday April 13th

@ Kilmallock                                     Tipperary 1-13 Limerick 0-9

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Kerry 4-16 Waterford 0-6

@ Pairc Uí Rinn                               Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday April 16th

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford v Clare 7:30pm

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday April 23rd

Limerick v Winner of Semi-Final Play-off 1 (Waterford v Clare)

(See venue permutations below)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Clare 7:30pm

@ Leamybrien                        Limerick v Waterford 7:30pm

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 18th

@ Tipperary venue                          Kerry v Tipperary 7:00pm

@ venue TBC                                   Cork v Semi-Final Playoff 2 winners 7:00pm

EXTRA TIME IN ALL GAMES UP TO THE FINAL


Final

Sunday July 3rd


2011 Munster Minor Football Championship Matches played to date

Tipperary 1-13 Limerick 0-9 – April 13th @ Kilmallock (Munster First Round)

Tipperary: G Slattery; O O’Flynn, C O’Sullivan, P McGuire; B Maher, F Ryan, C O’Riordan; S O’Brien, D Butler; J Martin, P Quirke, I Foley; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, TJ Ryan.
Subs: D Lonergan for Martin (30); C Kennedy for Quirke (50); G Henry for Fahey (55); L Vance for O’Brien (59); E Fitzgerald for TJ Ryan (63)

Limerick: D Condron; S Barrett, K O’Donoghue, B McCarthy; E O’Donnell, S O’Connor, K Brosnan; D Tracey, T Griffin; J Quaid, D O’Dea, F O’Riordan; D Neville, K Larkin, D Frewen.
Subs: W Shanahan for Larkin (35); D Lillis for Quaid (43); K Meade for Barrett (48); L Hanly for Neville (52); N Mann for O’Dea (57)

Referee: Sean Jay (Kerry)

Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11 – April 13th @ Pairc Uí Rinn (Munster First Round)

Cork: J McDonnell; J Davis, C Dorman, K Hayes-Curtin; K Crowley, K Fulignati, K O’Hanlon; S Kiely, M Sugrue; B O’Driscoll, A Cadogan, D Harrington; D McEoin, S O’Mahony, C O’Sullivan.
Subs: D Murphy for O’Hanlon (half-time), S Ryan for Fulignati (42), J Corkery for Harrington (55), K McIntyre for Cadogan (57).

Clare: D Sexton; C Gavin, C O’Brien, O Vaughan; J Colleran, S Lineen, D Bolton; A O’Neill, D McDonagh; E Cleary, C Cleary, A Murrihy; M O’Leary, N Hickey, J Malone.
Subs: W Flynn for Malone (38), J Rouine for Bolton (42), C Devitt for O’Leary (52), J Sweeney for O’Brien (56), J Scanlon for Murrihy (58).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

Kerry 4-16 Waterford 0-6 – April 13th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round)

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: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship

Thomas Hickey (Kerry) – 1-5 (0-4 frees)
Dan MacEoin (Cork) 1-4 (0-2 frees)
Padraig Boyle (Kerry) –  2-1
TJ Ryan (Tipperary) 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Niall Hickey (Clare)  0-5 (0-3 frees)
Jeff O’Donoghue (Kerry)   0-5 (0-3 frees)
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) 1-2
Jamie Moriarty (Kerry) –  1-1
Cian O’Sullivan (Cork) 0-3
Stephen O’Mahony (Cork) 1-0
Francis O’Riordan (Limerick) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Dara Tracey (Limerick) 0-2
Dean Lillis (Limerick) 0-2
Martin O’Leary (Clare) 0-2
Tadhg Burke (Waterford 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) 0-2
Eamonn Power (Waterford) 0-2
Ciaran Keating (Kerry) –  0-2
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Dean Lonergan (Tipperary) 0-2

Michael O’Connor (Kerry), Shaun Keane (Kerry), Brian O’Driscoll (Cork) (0-1 free), Kevin Crowley (Cork), Killian McIntyre (Cork), Jamie Malone (Clare), Conor Cleary (Clare), Eoin Cleary (0-1 free), William Flynn (Clare), Liam McGrath (Tipperary), Jamie Quaid (Limerick), Denis O’Dea (Limerick), Danny Frewen – 0-1 each

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 45 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 14 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.

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