Munster MHC S-Final 2nd playoff – Tipperary 2-16 Cork 1-9

Tipperary defeated Cork by 2-16 to 1-9  in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final 2nd playoff on Sunday at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Cork got off to a good start, leading 0-6 to 1-1 after 15 minutes with scores coming from Rob O’Shea, Killian McIntyre, Darren Sweetnam and Dillon Cahill. Cathal Horan scored an early goal for Tipperary and he added a further goal and two points from play before the interval to help put Tipperary in front by 2-5 to 0-8 at half-time. Tipperary had the wind in the second half and in spite of a Cork goal by Pa O’Callaghan in the 34th minute, Tipperary dominated and but for some good play by Cork goalie Gary Minihane, the gap between the teams could have been wider. Liam McGrath was Tipperary’s top scorer with 9 points from placed balls.

Tipperary:  Shane Hassett; James Bourke, John Meagher, Jack Peters; Thomas Hamill, Jason Forde (Captain), Cathal Barrett; Bill Maher, Eoin Fennelly;  Conor Hammersley (0-2), Dan McCormack (0-1), Pat Ralph; John McGrath (0-2); Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney – 0-9 frees), Cathal Horan (Mullinahone – 2-2)
Subs: Seamus Kennedy for Cathal Barrett, Barry Heffernan for John McGrath

Cork: Gary Minihane, Alan Dennehy, Colm Barry, Anthony Dennehy, Cormac Walsh, Colm Spillane, Killian Burke, Shane O’Keeffe, Killian McIntyre (0-2), Alan Cadogan, Dillon Cahill (0-1), Comac Murphy, Pa O’Callaghan (1-0), Darren Sweetnam (0-1), Rob O’Shea (0-5, 0-4f)

Subs: Cian Buckley for Barry (inj), Tomás Condon for Alan Dennehy, Danny Morrissey for Anthony Dennehy, Cillian Cullinane for Cadogan, John Fitzgerald for O’Keeffe

Referee: Pat Casey (Waterford)

 

Horan haunts Cork as Tipp come up trumps

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, May 09, 2011

Tipperary 2-16 Cork 1-09

TIPPERARY reversed their poor performance to Waterford with an accomplished display to see off Cork at Thurles yesterday. That first day they hit 18 wides but yesterday it was just seven and that element pleased manager Raymie Ryan. “That was better,” he said. “It’s a result. I don’t think the performance was that much better than against Waterford but we took our scores.” That they did, none more impressively than corner-forward Cathal Horan, who finished with 2-2 from play, could have doubled it but for a combination of good goalkeeping by the outstanding Gary Minihane for Cork and a couple of golden opportunities missed.

Also impressive for Tipperary up front were the McGrath cousins Liam and John (brother of senior star Noel), along with Conor Hammersley. In truth, however, this was a poor display by Cork. Beaten by Limerick first time out, they struggled for a long period against Kerry in the first playoff before eventually pulling away. This game, then, proved a bridge too far. “Very disappointing,” said crestfallen manager John Considine. “I was hoping we were after getting it together for this one. We didn’t, obviously, ten points in it at the end, that says it all. I was expecting a bigger performance but we faded big-time in the last 20 minutes. “I thought after 35 minutes, when we got the goal, created another chance, we were back in it but Tipperary just upped a gear and we were gone. We weren’t able to stay with them.”

Aided by the strong breeze, Cork began very well and led by two after eight minutes (0-3 to 0-1), midfielder Killian McIntyre with two points. An opportunist Tipp goal by Horan in the ninth minute, getting on the end of a Dan McCormack centre, didn’t faze them and they cancelled that out with three unanswered points. Then came the first ominous signs. Even into the wind the next 10 minutes were dominated by Tipp, Horan especially, and 1-2 from the Mullinahone youngster put Tipp firmly in the driving seat by half-time, 2-5 to 0-8.

Free-taker Liam McGrath quickly extended the Tipp lead on the resumption, a pointed free from inside his own half, but when 16-year-old corner-forward Pa O’Callaghan got on the end of a fine Dillon Cahill centre to goal for Cork in the 35th minute, it looked like it was game on. A minute later Rob O’Shea in the other corner was almost in again for Cork, but was denied by the alert Shane Hassett. From there to the end, however, it was all Tipp. Not the best of preparation for Tipp as they face into a semi-final meeting with highly-rated Clare on June 24, albeit in Thurles, a game for which Raymie Ryan is already starting the mind-games.

“Clare seem to be beating everyone at the moment, we’re playing catch-up,” he claimed. “They were in the stands today, they’ll be able to analyse us in person rather than on DVD. This won’t be like a home fixture in a few weeks’ time, they’ll know everything about us.”

Scorers for Tipperary: L McGrath 0-9 (7f, 2 65s), C Horan 2-2, J McGrath, C Hammersley 0-2 each, D McCormack 0-1.

Scorers for Cork: R O’Shea 0-5 (4f), P O’Callaghan 1-0, K McIntyre 0-2, D Cahill, D Sweetman 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: S Hassett; J Bourke, J Meagher, J Peters; T Hamill, J Forde, C Barrett; B Maher, E Fennelly; C Hammersley, D McCormack, J McGrath; P Ralph, L McGrath, C Horan.
Subs: S Kennedy for Barrett (57), B Heffernan for J McGrath (inj. 59).

CORK: G Minihane; Alan Dennehy, C Barry, Anthony Dennehy; C Walsh, C Spillane (c), K Burke; S O’Keeffe, K McIntyre; A Cadogan, D Cahill, C Murphy; P O’Callaghan, D Sweetman, R O’Shea.
Subs: C Buckley for Meagher (inj. 6), T Conlan for Alan Dennehy (30), D Morrissey for Anthony Dennehy (30), C Cullinane for Cadogan (48), J Fitzgerald for O’Keeffe (51).

Referee: P Casey (Waterford)

Next Round – the winners play Clare in the Munster Semi-Final on Friday June 24th at 7:30pm.

Team News

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Cork in the Munster championship in Thurles on Sunday next shows 2 changes from the team which lost to Waterford last week. Shane Hassett and Bill Maher replace injured Clonoulty Rossmore duo James Maher and Sean Maher. The team is

1. Shane Hassett (Drom and Inch)

2. James Bourke (Moycarkey Borris)

3. John Meagher (Loughmore Castleiney)

4. Jack Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

5. Thomas Hamill (Killea)

6. Jason Forde (Silvermines) Captain

7. Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill)

8. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

9. Eoin Fennelly (Mullinahone)

10. Conor Hammersley (Clonoulty Rossmore)

11. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)

12. Tom Kirwan (Ballybacon Grange)

13. Pat Ralph (Moycarkey Borris)

14. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

15. Cathal Horan (Mullinahone)

 

The Cork Minor Hurling team to play Tipperary in Sunday’s play-off at 3.30pm in Thurles will line out as follows:

1. Gary Minihane
Courcey Rovers

2. Alan Dennehy   3.Colm Barry  4. Anthony Dennehy
Charleville         Castlelyons Na Piarsaigh

5. Cormac Walsh  6. Colm Spillane  7. Killian Burke
Midleton Castlelyons Midleton

8. Shane O Keeffe  9. Killian Mc Intyre
Blackrock Carrigaline

10. Alan Cadogan  11. Dillon Cahill  12. Cormac Murphy
Douglas Cloyne Mallow

13. Pa O Callaghan  14. Darren Sweetman 15. Rob O Shea
Ballyhea Sam Maguires Carrigaline

Captain: Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)

 

For the Record

Cork Tipperary
2011 Team Management John Considine (Sarsfields – Coach); Ronan Dwane (Aghada);
John O’Callaghan (Donoughmore);
Seán McGrath (Glen Rovers); Jim O’Sullivan (Castlemagner)
Raymie Ryan (Manager – Cashel King Cormacs),
Ray Ralph (Moycarkey-Borris), Liam Flannery
(Nenagh Eire Og),
Jim Dunne (Moyle Rovers)
2011 Team Captain Colm Spillane
(Castlelyons)
Jason Forde
(Silvermines)
2010 Championship Performance Cork defeated Tipperary after extra time in the first round before losing out to Waterford in the semi-final (after a replay) by 2-17 to 1-13. Lost to Cork after extra time in the first round before losing to Clare by 0-17 to 1-13 in the Semi-Final playoff at Cusack Park Ennis.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 32 36
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2008 2007
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 36
Won – 24
Lost – 9
Drawn – 3
Played – 34
Won – 22
Lost – 9
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship April 28th 2010 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh – Cork 2-31 Tipperary 4-22 – after extra time – Brian Hartnett scored 1-14, 1-7 from play to help Cork to an extra time victory after a pulsating first round match

 

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2011

First Round

Wednesday April 27th

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Waterford 2-16 Tipperary 1-13

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick 2-14 Cork 0-12

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Clare 6-24 Kerry 1-8

Losers Group Play-off 1

Saturday April 30th

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh                       Cork 0-25 Kerry 2-6


Losers Group Play-off 2

Sunday May 8th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary v Cork 3:30pm

Semi-Finals

Friday June 24th

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Waterford v Limerick 7:30pm

Clare v Winners of Losers Group Play-off 2

(See date and venue permutations below)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Clare v Tipperary 7:30pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare v Cork 7:30pm

EXTRA TIME IN ALL GAMES UP TO THE FINAL


Final

Sunday July 10th


2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played to date

Waterford 2-16 Tipperary 1-13 – April 27th @ Walsh Park Waterford (Munster First Round)

Waterford: P Cooke; J Barron, D Ahern, C Walsh; S O’Neill, D Foley, J Power; R Barry, S Roche; D Flynn, J Dillon, A O’Sullivan; S Bennett, C Kervick, C Chester.
Subs: S McNulty for Roche (48), M Harney for Kervick (52),C Heffernan for O’Sullivan (58).

Tipperary: J Maher; J Bourke, J Meagher, J Peters; C Barrett, J Forde, T Hamill; C Hammersley, E Fennelly; S Maher, P Ralph, T Kirwan; L McGrath, D McCormack, C Horan.
Subs: B Heffernan for Ralph (39), B Maher for Hammersley (41), P Ryan for Horan (53).

Referee: Derek Mackessy (Limerick)

Limerick 2-14 Cork 0-12 – April 27th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster First Round)

Limerick: PJ Hall; S Irwin, B O’Connell, B Murphy; L Ryan, C Keogh, B Lynch; D Morrissey, D Dee; D Reidy, S Dowling, B O’Connor; K O’Brien, M Fitzgibbon, J Aherne.
Subs: E O’Farrell for Dowling (inj. 9); Dowling for O’Farrell (30); J Mullins for O’Brien (51); J Lenihan for Fitzgibbon (56); C O’Riordan for Dee (inj. 60).

Cork: G Minihane; K Burke, C Spillane, A Dennehy; C Walsh, D Sweetman, K McIntyre; R O’Shea, C Buckley; S O’Keeffe, D Cahill, C Murphy; A Cadogan, J Fitzgerald, K O’Keeffe.
Subs: P O’Callaghan for O’Keeffe (38); C McSweeney for Buckley (40); C Cullinane for Fitzgerald (49); P White for O’Shea (53).

Referee: Damien Fox (Clare)

Clare 6-24 Kerry 1-8 – April 27th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round)

Clare – E Quilligan, J Browne, N O’Connor, S Morey, M Moroney, J Shanahan, G O’Connell, C Galvin, T Kelly, A Mulready, C O’Connell, F Melody, S O’Donnell, O Hickey, A Cunningham,

Subs: P Duggan for F Melody (h/t), J Colleran for M Moroney (48), S McGrath for A Cunningham (50), D Moloney for S Morey (50), D Barry for G O’Connell (56)

 

Kerry – K Fitzgibbon, T Moore, D Fitzell, M O’Halloran, D Collins, T Barrett, K O’Sullivan, E O’Connor, M Delaney, R Heffernan, P J Connolly, L Fitzell, D Goulding, P Boyle, S Dunne

Subs: T B McElligott for M O’Halloran (43), P McGrath for D Goulding (46), And D Leahy For: L Fitzell (50)

 

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

 

Cork 0-25 Kerry 2-6 – April 30th @ Pairc Uí Chaoimh (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

Cork: G Minihane; Alan Dennehy, C Barry, Anthony Dennehy; K Burke, C Spillane, C Walsh; S O’Keeffe, K McIntyre; A Cadogan, D Cahill, C Murphy; P O’Callaghan, D Sweetnam, R O’Shea.

Subs: D Morrissey for McSweeney (half-time), K O’Keeffe for Cahill (53), B O’Connell for McIntyre (56), P White for O’Callaghan (59), T Condon for Spillane (60).
Kerry: K Fitzgibbon; TB McElligott, D Fitzell, K O’Sullivan; M O’Halloran, D Collins, T Moore; E O’Connor, D Leahy; S Dunne, M Delaney, PJ Connolly; L Fitzell, P Boyle, R Heffernan.

Subs: P McGrath for Heffernan (8, injured), D Goulding for L Fitzell (51), V Savage for O’Connor (57), D Lynch for O’Halloran (60).

Referee: Shane Hourigan (Limerick)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Robert O’Shea (Cork) – 0-20 (0-18 frees)

Oisin Hickey (Clare) – 3-1
Jake Dillon (Waterford) – 0-10 (0-8 frees, 0-1 ‘65)
Padraig Boyle (Kerry) – 2-4
Liam McGrath (Tipperary – 0-8 (0-7 frees)
Alan Mulready (Clare) – 2-2
Shane Dowling (Limerick) – 0-7 (0-4 frees)
Aaron Cunningham (Clare) – 0-6
Cathal O’Connel (Clare) – 0-6 ( 0-4 frees)
Alan Cadogan (Cork) – 0-5
Jack Aherne (Limerick) – 1-2
Cein Chester (Waterford) – 1-2

Shane Dunne (Kerry) – 1-2 (0-1 free)

Jason Forde (Tipperary) – 1-1 (1-0 free)
Shane O’Donnell (Clare) – 1-1
David Reidy (Limerick) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
P J Connolly (Kerry) – 0-4
Brendan O’Connor (Limerick) – 1-0
Micheal Harney (Waterford) – 1-0
Adam O’Sullivan (Waterford) – 0-3

Colm Galvin (Clare) – 0-3
Tony Kelly (Clare) – 0-3
Cormac Murphy (Cork) – 0-3
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 0-3 (0-1 free)

K McIntyre (Cork) – 0-2
D Sweetnam (Cork) – 0-2
Muiris Delaney (Kerry) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Dan McCormack (Tipperary) – 0-2

Shane Roche (Waterford), Cathal Horan (Tipperary), Sean Maher (Tipperary), Mike Fitzgibbon (Limerick), Cormac Walsh (Cork), Kevin O’Keeffe (Cork) (0-1 free), Gearoid O’Connell (Clare), Jarleth Colleran (Clare), R Heffernan (Kerry), L Fitzell (Kerry) – 0-1 each

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36), Cork (32), Limerick (5), Waterford (4), Clare (3)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.


All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Munster Minor Hurling Finals

1928    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 3-4                      Waterford 3-2

1929    @ Waterford               Waterford 7-5              Tipperary 1-2

1930    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 0-3

1931    @ Clonmel                  Tipperary 6-5              Waterford 6-2

1932    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 7-8              Clare 3-0

1933    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-1              Cork 2-2

1934    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-6              Waterford 0-6

1935    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 2-1

1936    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 6-5                      Tipperary 1-4

1937    @ Cork                       Cork 8-4                      Limerick 3-2

1938    @ Cork                       Cork 9-3                      Kerry 0-0

1939    @ Thurles                   Cork 8-3          `           Clare 0-2

1940    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-3                Clare 0-4

1941    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-6                      Tipperary 3-3

1942    Championship Abandoned

1943    No Championship

1944    No Championship

1945    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 8-10                        Clare 0-2

1946    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-6              Cork 4-2

1947    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-7              Waterford 1-2

1948    @ Thurles                   Waterford 3-6              Tipperary 0-2

1949    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-6              Clare 5-5

1950    @ Killarney                 Tipperary 12-3                        Clare 2-0

1951    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-11                    Limerick 1-3

1952    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 10-7                        Clare 1-2

1953    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-11                        Limerick 3-3

1954    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-5              Limerick 2-3

1955    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 8-11                        Waterford 2-5

1956    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 10-10          Waterford 4-4

1957    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 3-8              Limerick 1-4

1958    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-9                Waterford 2-5

1959    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-8              Limerick 1-4

1960    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 6-7              Galway 4-3

1961    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 7-11                        Cork 1-6

1962    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 4-11                        Cork 4-1

1963    @ Limerick                 Limerick 4-12              Tipperary 5-4

1964    @ Limerick                 Cork 2-14                    Tipperary 2-9

1965    @ Limerick                 Limerick 5-5                Tipperary 3-9

1966    @ Limerick                 Cork 6-7                      Galway 2-5

1967    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-10                    Limerick 0-3

1968    @ Limerick                 Cork 7-8                      Waterford 4-2

1969    @ Limerick                 Cork 1-12                    Tipperary 2-4

1970    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-8                      Tipperary 4-4

1971    @ Killarney                 Cork 6-13                    Clare 3-5

1972    @ Thurles                   Cork 4-11                    Limerick 0-3

1973    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-12                        Limerick 5-4

1974    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-7                      Tipperary 2-10

@ Dungarvan             Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 2-7

1975    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-16                    Tipperary 1-7

1976    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-10                        Limerick 5-6

1977    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-8                      Limerick 2-7

1978    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-14                    Tipperary 3-6

1979    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-17                    Limerick 4-4

1980    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-17                        Limerick 1-4

1981    @ Thurles                   Clare 3-13                   Tipperary 3-11

1982    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-10                        Limerick 1-7

1983    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-15                        Limerick 2-8

1984    @ Thurles                   Limerick 3-6                Tipperary 2-7

1985    @ Cork                       Cork 1-13                    Tipperary 1-8

1986    @ Killarney                 Cork 3-10                    Tipperary 2-13

@ Kilmallock               Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 1-11

1987    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-11                        Cork 2-9

1988    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-7                      Tipperary 1-2

1989    @ Cork                       Clare 2-13                   Limerick 2-11

1990    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-9                      Clare 0-9

1991    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-13                        Limerick 1-5

1992    @ Cork                       Waterford 4-7              Tipperary 3-10

@ Cork                       Waterford 2-10            Tipperary 0-14

1993    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 1-12                        Cork 1-9

1994    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-15                    Waterford 0-9

1995    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Waterford 0-10

1996    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 2-18                        Waterford 1-11

1997    @ Cork                       Tipperary 2-13                        Clare 1-13

1998    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Clare 0-8

1999    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-13                        Clare 2-7

2000    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-19                    Limerick 1-10

2001    @ Cork                       Tipperary 1-13                        Cork 1-6

2002    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-7              Cork 2-7

2003    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-12                        Cork 0-16

2004    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-13                    Tipperary 3-8

2005    @ Cork                       Cork 2-18                    Limerick 1-12

2006    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-20                    Tipperary 1-15

2007    @ Thurles                %C