Munster Minor Football S-Final – Tipperary 2-12 Kerry 3-8

Tipp claw back 11-point deficit to stun Kingdom

Kerry 3-8 Tipperary 2-12

By Jackie Cahill, Thurles for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, May 19, 2011

TIPPERARY manager David Power received the perfect birthday present at Semple Stadium last night as his side came from 11 points down to defeat Kerry in a sensational Munster minor football semi-final. Liam McGrath, cousin of Tipperary senior hurling star Noel, bagged the winning point in the sixth minute of stoppage time to crown a magnificent Premier County revival. Extra-time loomed as the sides were deadlocked at 2-11 to 3-8 in a see-saw battle before McGrath held his nerve to drill over a superb left-footed winner. Cork referee James Bermingham had signalled for five minutes of extra-time and Kerry looked to have rescued themselves when full-forward Ciaran Keating levelled proceedings in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Keating’s score arrived after Tipp had taken the lead in the 59th minute through full-forward Michael Quinlivan, but there was still one late, decisive twist to come in an extraordinary tale. Bermingham allowed a final attack to develop and McGrath’s late effort, more than 30 seconds over the allotted extra five minutes, sealed Tipp’s passage to a first Munster minor final since 2009.

Tipp’s victory was their first over Kerry in the Munster MFC since 2002 and it was a most unlikely win as the visitors twice led by 11 points in the opening half, and by 10 at half-time, 3-6 to 0-5. But, remarkably, Tipp outscored Kerry 2-7 to 0-2 in the second-half as the visitors failed to register a score after the break until the 57th minute. Tipp, playing with the aid of a second-half breeze, blowing into the town end, were a team transformed after a disastrous first-half showing.

Kerry had three goals registered within 16 minutes to take a firm grip on proceedings. Tipp goalkeeper Gearóid Slattery, who showed up well against Limerick in the quarter-final, endured a nervy evening on this occasion and scored an ‘own goal’ in the seventh minute. Slattery appeared to have Pádraig Boyle’s speculative delivery under his control but the ball spilled from the Cashel custodian’s grasp and into the net. Two minutes later, Kerry corner-forward Jamie Moriarty lobbed Slattery for the Kingdom’s second goal before Ciarán Keating cracked home a well-taken third in the 16th minute. Trailing 0-2 to 3-4 at that stage, Tipp faced what appeared to be an impossible task. Kerry were relatively untroubled until half-time as Tipp struggled into the breeze and few would have predicted what was about to unfold.

But Quinlivan’s goal seven minutes after half-time revived the home challenge and sub Colman Kennedy ensured parity, 2-10 to 3-7, with a stunning second goal for Tipperary in the 58th minute. Tipperary will meet Cork in the provincial final on July 3, in what will be the first Munster minor football decider between the two counties since 1995.

Scorers for Tipperary: C Kennedy 1-1 (0-1f), M Quinlivan 1-1, I Fahey 0-4 (2f, 1 45), L McGrath 0-2, S O’Brien, G Henry, TJ Ryan & P Quirke 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: C Keating 1-2, J Moriarty 1-1, P Boyle 1-0, K McCarthy 0-2, J O’Donoghue 0-2f, S McCarthy 0-1.

TIPPERARY: G Slattery; N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan, S Kennedy; A McGuire, D Fitzell, B Maher; S O’Brien, D Butler; I Fahey, G Henry, D Lonergan; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, TJ Ryan.

Subs: P Quirke for Butler (17), C Kennedy for Lonergan (ht), C O’Riordan for McGuire (ht), J Lonergan for Henry (59).

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

Subs: N Sheehy for O’Donoghue (30+1), S McCarthy for I McCarthy (40).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)

Match Preview

By Alan Conway from the Sportsnews Ireland web site

Tipperary will clash will Kerry at Semple Stadium this Wednesday night in the Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final(Kick off 7.00pm) with a place in the final against Cork or Clare awaiting the winners. Kerry who last won the Munster Minor title in 2009 come into this game in much the better from. Led by captain Gary O’Leary Kerry who last year defeated Tipperary and Limerick before losing the final to Cork have had another fine campaign. They opened their season with a convincing defeat of Waterford by 4-16 to 0-06 in Tralee. That day Kerry displayed a potent mixture of high intensity football and fierce defending. One of the players who stood out that day was Thomas Hickey who scored 1-5 that day with four of his points coming from frees. Another player who had a huge game that day and who will be vital if Kerry are to defeat Tipp was Padraig Boyle. Boyle scored two goals against Waterford and will be looking to increase that number against Tipp. Along with Boyle and Hickey Jeff O’Donoghue will once again have to produce a high class effort if the Kingdom are to win.

The challenge that Tipperary face is a huge one. But one that they will take on. Tipp began their season with a narrow and hard fought win against Limerick by a score line of 1-13 to -0-09. That performance was a marked improvement on last season when they were beaten by Kerry in the first round of the competition. Tipp did recover from that defeat against Kerry and a victory over Clare set up a huge semi-final with Cork where they were defeated 2-12 to 2-09. Their record in winning Munster Minor Championship is not impressive having landed their last title in 1995. But with players like Liam McGrath, Phillip Quirke and Dean Lonergan they will have every chance of beating Kerry however each player will have to be right on top of their game if they are to prevail. Their last meeting in the Championship went the way of Kerry who narrowly shaded the game 1-12 to 2-07. The game in Semple Stadium promises to be another cracker with Kerry getting the vote to book a place in the final.

Team News

The Tipperary minor football team to play Kerry in the Munster championship semi-final at Semple Stadium on Wednesday evening is –

1. Gearoid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs)

2. Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey/Borris)

3. Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers)

4. Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)

5. Adrian McGuire (Kilsheelan/Kilcash)

6. Dylan Fitzell (Cashel King Cormacs)

7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan/Kilcash)

8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

9. Darragh Butler (Loughmore/Castleiney)

10. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)

11. Greg Henry (Killenaule)

12. Dean Lonergan (Cahir)

13. Liam McGrath (Loughmore/ Castleiney) Captain

14. Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)

15. TJ Ryan (Rockwell Rovers)

KERRY MINOR TEAM V TIPPERARY ANNOUNCED

The Kerry Minor football team to play Tipperary in The Munster GAA Semi Final on Wednesday next the 18th May in Thurles is as follows:

1. Shane Murphy (Kilcummin) 2. Padráig Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) 3. 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. Ian McCarthy (Na Gaeil) 11. Padraig Boyle (Ballyduff) 12. Jeff O’Donoghue (Glenflesk)

13. Jamie Moriarty (John Mitchel’s) 14. Ciarán Keating (Skellig Rangers) 15. Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin)

Subs: Gavin Curran (Dingle) James Devane (Kilcummin) Sean McCarthy (Currow) Diarmuid Behan (Ballydonoghue) Tom Kavanagh (Lios Póil) Niall Sheehy (John Mitchels) Pa Wrenn (Milltown/Castlemaine) Damien O’Leary (Kilcummin) & Gary O’Sullivan (Listry)

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

For the Record

Kerry Tipperary
2011 Team Management Pat O’Driscoll (Ardfert – Manager); Willie Maher (Kilcummin), Michael Moynihan (Na Gaeil), John Shanahan (Valentia), Padráig Corcoran  (Daingean Uí Chúise) David Power (Kilsheelan-Kilcash – Manager); Tom Duggan (Arravale Rovers), Pat Murphy (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Fergal McDonnell (JK Brackens). Alan O’Connor (Cahir – Coach)
2011 Team Captain Gary O’Leary
(Kilcummin)
Liam McGrath
(Loughmore-Castleiney)
2010 Championship Performance Defeated Tipperary and Limerick to qualify for the Munster Final where they lost to Cork. Lost to Kerry in the first round. Defeated Clare in the Losers Group 2nd Playoff before losing out to Cork by 2-12 to 2-9 in the semi-final at Thurles.
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 41 5
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2009 1995
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 44
Won – 35
Lost – 6
Drawn – 3
Played – 45
Won – 19
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship April 14th 2010 at Austin Stack Park Tralee in the Munster First Round – Kerry 1-12 Tipperary 2-7 – Mark Reen’s goal helped Kerry to a 1-6 to 0-3 interval lead. Kerry stretched their lead to 1-11 to 0-5 midway through the second half before 2 late Tipperary goals by Liam Boland and Shane Leahy made for a close finish.

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                        Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday April 23rd

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Clare 1-10 Limerick 0-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 18th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Kerry v Tipperary 7:00pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Cork v Clare 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)

Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9 – April 16th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

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)

Clare 1-10 Limerick 0-10 – April 23rd @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

Clare: Darren Sexton; Conor Gavin, Jamie Malone, Oisin Vaughan; Stan Lineen, Darragh McDonagh, Craig O’Brien; Alan O’Neill, Conor Cleary; Eoin Cleary, Ciaran Devitt, Adrian Murrihy; Martin O’Leary, Niall Hickey, Daragh Bolton
Subs: William Flynn for Adrian Murrihy (injured), Joey Rouine for Daragh Bolton, Jack Scanlon for William Flynn, James Sweeney for Craig O’Brien

Limerick: David Condron; Kevin Brosnan, Brendan McCarthy, Kevin O’Donoghue; Eoin O’Donnell, Shane O’Connor, Sean Barrett; Dara Tracey, Tommy Griffin; Dean Lillis, Denis O’Dea, Francis O’Riordan; Danny Neville, William Shanahan, Danny Frewen
Subs: Jamie Quaid for Francis O’Riordan (injured), Eoin Roche for William Shanahan, Kieran Larkin for Danny Neville, Kevin Meade for Denis O’Dea

Referee: Jer Lynch (Kerry)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship

Niall Hickey (Clare)  2-12 (0-7 frees)
Conor Cleary (Clare) – 1-6
Eoin Cleary (Clare) – 0-8 (0-5 frees)
Thomas Hickey (Kerry) – 1-5 (0-4 frees)
Danny Frewen (Limerick) – 0-8 (0-3 frees)
Martin O’Leary (Clare) – 1-4 (1-0 penalty)
Dan MacEoin (Cork) 1-4 (0-2 frees)
Padraig Boyle (Kerry) –  2-1
Tadhg Burke (Waterford) 0-7 (0-6 frees)
TJ Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Jeff O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-3 frees)
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 1-2
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) 0-5
Jamie Moriarty (Kerry) –  1-1
Adrian Murrihy (Clare) – 1-0
Cian O’Sullivan (Cork) 0-3
Stephen O’Mahony (Cork) 1-0
Francis O’Riordan (Limerick) 0-3 (0-2 frees)
Dara Tracey (Limerick) 0-2
Dean Lillis (Limerick) 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
Jamie Quaid (Limerick) – 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), William Flynn (Clare), Liam McGrath (Tipperary), Denis O’Dea (Limerick), Jack Scanlon (Clare), Alan O’Neill (Clare), Cathal McConigley (Clare), Dale Sheridan (Waterford), Emmet O’Toole (Waterford), Danny Neville (Limerick) – 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.

Clare Minor Footballers Eoin and Conor Clancy from the Milltown club are twin brothers.

Munster Minor Football S-Final – Cork 1-16 Clare 0-6

Clinical Cork crush Clare to seal final spot

Cork 1-16 Clare 0-6

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, May 19, 2011

LAST season, in Brian Cuthbert’s first competitive game in charge of the Cork minor footballers, they departed Cusack Park with a huge sense of relief after a late scoring spree helped them defeat Clare. But when the teams met again at the Ennis venue last night, there was no such anxiety as Cork cruised to an emphatic Munster MFC semi-final success. Clare helped create a genuine contest when these teams met in the opening round in Páirc Uí Rinn last month with a determined display. They had made substantial progress through the backdoor stages since that clash, which left the team and its supporters in an optimistic mood.

However, Cork proved far too strong for their Banner opponents and forging a five-point lead while playing against the wind in the first-half laid the foundations for their victory. Cuthbert had taken the scalpel to his starting 15 since their first round tie and that surgery paid off in the quality of performance that they produced here. Brian O’Driscoll’s relocation from wing-forward to centre-back was a major success as he was the launchpad for Cork’s best spells of play. At midfield Kevin Kavanagh provided Cork with a distinct aerial advantage and along with the impressive Sean Kiely, they helped control that sector. Newcomer Cathal Vaughan from Iveleary shone in attack in the first-half with bright play while Mark Sugrue benefited from being switched to wing-forward for this game. In defence Conor Dorman was authoritative at full-back while the dynamic Kevin Crowley sparkled at right half-back and was constantly at the heart of passing movements while Cork’s attacking talisman claimed five points from play.

Clare were left reeling after only 15 seconds. Cork won the ball from the throw-in and when Kiely and Kavanagh combined to feed Sugrue, the Bandon player careered through the defence before unleashing a blistering shot to the net. That set the tone for the game with Clare struggling to win clean ball around the middle third. Cork were denied a goal in the 15th minute after a wonderful double-save by Clare netminder Darren Sexton to block efforts by MacEoin and Stephen O’Mahony. But Cork were still in a healthy position at the break, leading 1-5 to 0-3. Clare did not get off the mark until the 21st minute when Hickey converted a free and their best attacking move failed to yield a green flag in the 28th minute when Cork goalkeeper James McDonnell did brilliantly to tip over a shot by Eoin Cleary.

As they turned in the second-half with the wind at their backs, Cork started to play with confidence. O’Mahony, Sugrue, MacEoin and Cian O’Sullivan all claimed early points and although Eoin Cleary struck over a 43rd minute free, Clare were facing an eight-point deficit. It was too much for them to overcome and Cork maintained their high standards until the finish with MacEoin the scorer in chief as they sealed a 13-point victory.

Scorers for Cork: D MacEoin 0-5; M Sugrue 1-2; C Vaughan 0-3 (0-2f); C O’Sullivan, B O’Driscoll (0-1 ‘45) 0-2 each; J Corkery (0-1f), S O’Mahony 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: N Hickey 0-3 (0-3f); E Cleary 0-2 (0-1f); J Malone 0-1.

CORK: J McDonnell; J Davis, C Dorman, K Fulignati; K Crowley, B O’Driscoll, T Brosnan; S Kiely, K Kavanagh; M Sugrue, D Harrington, C Vaughan; D MacEoin, S O’Mahony, C O’Sullivan.

Subs: A Cadogan for Harrington (37), J Corkery for O’Mahony (40), D Murphy for Brosnan (47), K McIntyre for O’Sullivan (54), A O’Connell for Kavanagh (57).

CLARE: D Sexton; O Vaughan, J Malone, C Gavin; S Lineen, D McDonagh, J Colleran; A O’Neill, C Cleary; E Cleary C Devitt, J Rouine; M O’Leary, N Hickey, J Scanlon.

Subs: W Flynn for Rouine (half-time), L Corbett for Devitt (40), C O’Brien for Lineen (48), E Donnellan for Scanlon (54).

Referee: Sean Joy (Kerry)

For the Record

Cork Clare
2011 Team Management Brian Cuthbert (Bishopstown – Coach); Andrew McCarthy (Inniscarra), Gene O’Driscoll (T MacCarthaighs), Donal O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), Jerome Walsh (Kanturk) Michael Neylon (Corofin – Manager); Noel Normoyle (Kilmihil); Maurice Reidy (St.Joseph’s Miltown); Leo Donoghue (Kildysart)
2011 Team Captain Kevin Fulignati
(Nemo Rangers)
Conor Gavin
(Clondegad)
2010 Championship Performance Defeated Clare and Tipperary to qualify for the Munster Final where Cork defeated Kerry by 1-8 to 1-7 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. 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 29 3
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2010 1953
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 38
Won – 24
Lost – 11
Drawn – 3
Played – 40
Won – 14
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship April 13th 2011 at Pairc Uí Rinn in the First Round – Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11 – Goals by Dan MacEoin and Stephen O’Mahony helped Cork to a five point victory over Clare.

 

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                        Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday April 23rd

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Clare 1-10 Limerick 0-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 18th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Kerry v Tipperary 7:00pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Cork v Clare 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)

Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9 – April 16th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

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)

Clare 1-10 Limerick 0-10 – April 23rd @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

Clare: Darren Sexton; Conor Gavin, Jamie Malone, Oisin Vaughan; Stan Lineen, Darragh McDonagh, Craig O’Brien; Alan O’Neill, Conor Cleary; Eoin Cleary, Ciaran Devitt, Adrian Murrihy; Martin O’Leary, Niall Hickey, Daragh Bolton
Subs: William Flynn for Adrian Murrihy (injured), Joey Rouine for Daragh Bolton, Jack Scanlon for William Flynn, James Sweeney for Craig O’Brien

Limerick: David Condron; Kevin Brosnan, Brendan McCarthy, Kevin O’Donoghue; Eoin O’Donnell, Shane O’Connor, Sean Barrett; Dara Tracey, Tommy Griffin; Dean Lillis, Denis O’Dea, Francis O’Riordan; Danny Neville, William Shanahan, Danny Frewen
Subs: Jamie Quaid for Francis O’Riordan (injured), Eoin Roche for William Shanahan, Kieran Larkin for Danny Neville, Kevin Meade for Denis O’Dea

Referee: Jer Lynch (Kerry)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship

Niall Hickey (Clare)  2-12 (0-7 frees)
Conor Cleary (Clare) – 1-6
Eoin Cleary (Clare) – 0-8 (0-5 frees)
Thomas Hickey (Kerry) – 1-5 (0-4 frees)
Danny Frewen (Limerick) – 0-8 (0-3 frees)
Martin O’Leary (Clare) – 1-4 (1-0 penalty)
Dan MacEoin (Cork) 1-4 (0-2 frees)
Padraig Boyle (Kerry) –  2-1
Tadhg Burke (Waterford) 0-7 (0-6 frees)
TJ Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Jeff O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-3 frees)
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 1-2
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) 0-5
Jamie Moriarty (Kerry) –  1-1
Adrian Murrihy (Clare) – 1-0
Cian O’Sullivan (Cork) 0-3
Stephen O’Mahony (Cork) 1-0
Francis O’Riordan (Limerick) 0-3 (0-2 frees)
Dara Tracey (Limerick) 0-2
Dean Lillis (Limerick) 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
Jamie Quaid (Limerick) – 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), William Flynn (Clare), Liam McGrath (Tipperary), Denis O’Dea (Limerick), Jack Scanlon (Clare), Alan O’Neill (Clare), Cathal McConigley (Clare), Dale Sheridan (Waterford), Emmet O’Toole (Waterford), Danny Neville (Limerick) – 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.

Clare Minor Footballers Eoin and Conor Clancy from the Milltown club are twin brothers.

Launch of Munster Senior Hurling & Football Championships

The launch of the Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championships took place on Monday afternoon May 16th at the Mallow GAA Complex.

Click here to view some video footage of the occasion

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MUNSTER GAA CHAMPIONSHIP LAUNCH 2011

MONDAY MAY 16th AT MALLOW GAA COMPLEX

Leading GAA figures gathered this afternoon in the impressive Mallow GAA Complex for the official launch of Munster GAA’s programme of events, activities and initiatives for the 2011 season.

In attendance were Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh, Guest speaker Ger Loughnane, representatives from GAA Hurling Championship sponsors Guinness, Etihad Airways and Centra, representatives from GAA Football Championship sponsors Supervalu, Ulster Bank and Eircom, as well as inter-county players and managers along with county and provincial officials.

Munster GAA Hurling Championship

Speaking at the launch Sean Walsh said: “The 2010 Munster GAA Senior Hurling and Senior Football Championships offered excellent entertainment with the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire Cups coming back to the province last September. The success of Tipperary and Cork in winning All-Ireland Senior titles has raised expectations for both counties this year. In hurling, the mouth-watering clash of Tipperary and Cork on May 29th in Thurles will kick-start the Munster hurling season with Clare facing the winners. Defending Munster champions Waterford will look to retain their title and face Allianz Hurling League Division 2 champions Limerick for a Munster Final place. The competition is likely to be intense with all 5 counties in with a shout for the title.”

Munster GAA Football Championship

Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh said that the Munster Football Championship kicking off next Sunday with 2 Quarter-Finals could prove to be an interesting competition. “All-Ireland and Allianz Football League champions Cork have built up a strong panel and should be in the shake-up for honours with Kerry looking to rebound from what was a disappointing 2010 by their standards. Limerick with home advantage in the semi-final will look to make the long awaiting breakthrough at this level while Tipperary, Clare and Waterford can on their day be a handful for any team.”

The Munster GAA Football Senior Final is fixed for Sunday July 3rd with the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Final a week later on Sunday July 10th.

Munster GAA Match Promotions

Munster GAA’s ticket promotion strategy for the 2011 Munster Championships focuses on value for GAA club members and families.

For ticketed matches, clubs who purchase a minimum of 20 Terrace tickets will avail of a €5 reduction on each ticket, in effect getting 7 tickets free out of every 20 when compared to the normal price. Similarly, clubs can purchase Stand tickets in advance (minimum of 10 per club) and receive a €5 discount for seats in the corner sections of the stand. These ticket offers for clubs will allow our club membership to receive a benefit not available to any other supporters.

Munster GAA will offer attractive Family packages for supporters. In 2010, over 18,000 family tickets were sold for Munster Championship matches. For the upcoming Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final and Semi-Finals, a family package of 2 adults and 2 children will cost €70. The same family package will cost €80 for both of the Munster Senior Championship Finals and an increased allocation of family tickets for all ticketed games will be made available.

Munster GAA in conjunction with our sponsors will provide Family Zones to enhance the experience for both parents and children attending our games. Details will be confirmed in advance of selected matches. Concessions for OAP’s and Students will continue to be available for purchase following the sale of 12,000 Concession tickets in 2010. Juvenile Group tickets will be available for all matches.

Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh speaking at the launch of the Munster GAA Senior Hurling and Senior Football Championships in Mallow GAA Complex on Monday evening said “We believe that the range of packages on offer for the 2011 Munster Championships will demonstrate the commitment of Munster GAA to ensure our games are more affordable to families and our club members throughout the province in these difficult times”

Munster GAA will work through a number of channels to promote our games successfully in the coming weeks through the normal media outlets in addition to in-store promotions through the GAA sponsors Centra and Supervalu. Our games will be promoted via online advertising with Google and Facebook and also through Failte Ireland, Bord na gCon, Shannon Development, Tickets.ie, Ticketmaster and many others.

• Family Packages– 2 Adults and 2 Kids total price €70, (€80 for Final) – Available from All Sources.

• Terrace Group Tickets– Minimum order 20 – Buy 13 get 7 free €10 per ticket, (€15 for Final) – Available from Clubs. Only for ticketed matches.

• Stand Group Tickets – Minimum order 10 – Buy 8 get 2 free €25/€20 per ticket, (€30/€25 for Final)- Available from Clubs Only (Tickets in corner sections)

• Juvenile Group Tickets – Minimum order 20 – 20 Kids and 2 Adults €60 (All Matches) – Available from Clubs Only

Munster Senior Camogie Final – Cork 6-12 Clare 0-4

Munster Senior Camogie final @ Cashel

Cork 6-12 – Clare 0-03

Cork dealt a harsh lesson to Clare in yesterday evenings Munster Senior Camogie final, winning on a 6-12 to 0-3 scoreline. Cork, who had the majority of play in the first half had scored 5-4 to Clare’s 2 points by the half way stage, with their goals coming from the 10th to 18th minute as their forwards blitzed the Clare defence. Cork opened the scoring with a Sile Burns point, and added on 2 more points, a second for Burns and a free from Jennifer O’Leary before Denise Cronin eventually found the Clare net in the 8th minute after Susan Vaughan in Clare’s goals had twice stopped Cronin’s attempts but was unsuccessful in clearing the ball after the second shot. Burns raised a green flag for Cork 2 minutes later when her hand pass flew over the head of Vaughan. Cronin goaled again after Cork won the resulting puckout, and Linda Dorgan added another mid-way through the half. Katriona Mackey made it goal no 5 in the 18th minute, ensuring that all the Cork full forward line had green flags. Deirdre Murphy pointed a free for Clare in the 19th minute and again in the 30 minute Murphy converted another free to bring the half time score 5-4 to 0-2 in favour of Cork.

Clare had a more spirited performance in the second half but it was an uphill battle they faced. Cork added another 5 points before Cronin goaled in the 20 minute, Deirdre Murphy converted a 45 for Clare in the 29 minute leaving the last score of the game to Corks Briege Corkery. Bridie O’Looney of Munster Council presented the player of the game award to Anna Geary of Cork and Camogie President Joan O’Flynn presented the trophy to Cork captain Rena Buckley.

Cork: Aoife Murray, Jenny Duffy, Elaine O’Riordan, Pamela Mackey, Caroline Motherway, Rena Buckley(Capt), Anna Geary, Orla Cotter, Briege Corkery 0-1, Eimear O’Sullivan 0-1, Linda Dorgan 1-02, Jennifer O’Leary 0-3 F, Sile Burns 1-03 1F, Denise Cronin 3-01, Katriona Mackey 1-01

Subs: Joanne Casey for Sile Burns (H/T), Eimear White for Aoife Murray 47 min, Amanda O’Regan for Caroline Motherway 43 min, Maria Walsh for Linda Dorgan 49 min

Clare: Susan Vaughan, Helen McMahon, Chloe Morey, Sinead O’Loughlin, AnneMarie McMahon, Roisin McMahon, Ashling Hannon, Kate Lynch, Ruth Kaiser, Sharon McMahon, Fiona Lafferty, Shonagh Enright, Mairead Scanlon, Deirdre Murphy 0-3 2F 1 45, Aiveen O’Shea

Subs: Aine O’Brien for Roisin McMahon, Patricia O’Loughlin for Mairead Scanlon, Aimee McInerney for Sinead O’Loughlin – all H/T, Norah Murphy for Aiveen O’Shea 43 min, Eireann Hennessey for Sharon McMahon 53 min

Player of the Game Anna Geary Cork

Ref Eamon Browne, Tipperary

Munster Intermediate Camogie Final – Limerick 2-9 Waterford 0-4

Munster Intermediate Championship Munster Final Sat May14th

2011 Venue Cashel Co .Tipperary @ 5pm

Limerick 2-09 Waterford 0-4

Half time Score Limerick 2-06 Waterford 0-2

Scorers

Limerick Nora Collins 1-0 Niamh Mulcahy 1 -7 Dympna O Brien 1-0 Aideen McNamara 0-1

Waterford Scorers Patricia Jackman 0-3 Zoe O Donoghue 0-1 from play

Team Limerick sile Moynihan (Ahane) Michelle Brown(bruff) Rose Collins (Ahane)Ciara Kelliher Ballyagran Michelle Casey (Killeedy) Judith Mulcahy(ahane) Aideen MCNamara Deidre Fitzpatrick Mairead Kelly(Galbally) Mairead Ryan (Galbally)Orla Curtin (Kinvara) Nora Collins(Ahane) Dympna O Brien(Kileedy) Sinead McAuliffe Ballyagran Niamh Mulcahy(Ahane) .

Subs Lisa Scanlon(Kileedy) Katie Campbell(Na Piarsaigh) Eileen Collins(Ahane) Vera Sheehan(Granagh/Ballingarry) Sharon Bulfin(Ballyagran) Aine O Reilly(Ballyagran)Catrin Du Bhal (Feenagh) Mary OCallaghan(Bruff)Karen Moore (Feenagh) Janet Garvey (Tourna Fulla) Elaine Kennedy(newcastlewest )Patricia (newcastlewest)

Manager Paul Finn selector Pauline McCarthy James Moynihan

Physio Bridget Downes

Referee John O Leary

Munster GAA Match Tickets

Limited numbers of Munster GAA Senior Championship Match Tickets can now be purchased directly through from the Munster GAA website.

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship

May 22nd – Cork v Clare @ 3:30pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

May 22nd – Kerry v Tipperary @ 3:30pm in Killarney

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship

May 29th – Cork v Tipperary @ 4:00pm in Thurkes

June 12th – Limerick v Waterford @ 4:00pm in Thurles

Click here for buy tickets for the matches listed above

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

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 final – Cork 4-15 Laois 3-9

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 final

 

Cork 4-15

Laois 3-9

 

By Jackie Cahill at Parnell Park

 

VALERIE Mulcahy bagged 1-8 as Cork claimed a fourth successive Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 title in front of a bumper Parnell Park attendance on Saturday evening. Mulcahy was in scintillating form as the Rebelettes pulled away from a spirited Laois outfit in the final quarter to secure a nine-point victory in front of over 3,000 spectators. Cork’s sixth Division 1 success in seven seasons will fuel optimism in the Rebel County that the team can reclaim the All-Ireland senior championship, having fallen at the quarter-final stage last season while in pursuit of the six-in-a-row.

 

But Laois, beaten All-Ireland semi-finalists last year, showed enough to suggest that they will be a force for the remainder of the summer in what promises to be a fascinating championship campaign. With 49 minutes on the watch, Cork led by just a single point, 3-10 to 3-9, but the Leesiders hit an unanswered 1-5 before the finish to close the game out. Mulcahy hit the goal that ultimately killed the Laois challenge; cheekily hitting a 20m free to the net in the 56th minute with the O’Moore County defence caught napping.

 

Mulcahy may have led the way in the scoring stakes but this was an impressive overall attacking performance from Cork, who played with the breeze in the second half. Centre forward Orlagh Farmer bagged a goal in each half while Ciara O’Sullivan made a huge impact after coming off the bench, hitting three points from play. For Laois, midfielder Tracey Lawlor bagged 1-5, including four points from frees, with Martha Kirwan and Anna Moore bagging the other goals. And it was Laois who got off to a flyer as they moved 1-2 to 0-0 clear within five minutes of the throw-in.

 

Moore goaled with just 45 seconds on the watch but Cork, shell-shocked in the early stages, settled and were on terms by the 12th minute, thanks in main to Rhona Ní Bhuachalla’s tenth minute goal. Orlagh Farmer took a pass from player of the match Amy O’Shea to score Cork’s second goal on the half-hour but just as it looked like the Munster champions would lead at half-time, Tracey Lawlor finished a flowing Laois move for a brilliant goal. A Mulcahy free, her third of the opening half, tied the scores at 2-5 apiece at the midway point before Lawlor pushed Laois a point clear with the opening score of the second half in a seesaw battle. In the 35th minute, Farmer struck again but there was a degree of controversy surrounding her second goal as referee Eugene O’Hare appeared at first to have signalled for a free out, before allowing the effort to stand after consulting with his umpires.

 

Anna Moore crashed a shot off the Cork crossbar as Laois refused to yield and from the follow-up, Martha Kirwan crashed a shot to the net to tie the scores again, 3-6 to 3-6, with 38 minutes played. Mary Kirwan pushed Laois ahead for the final time in the match before Cork hit three points in a row, including a brace from Nollaig Cleary, to establish a 3-10 to 3-7 lead. Laois responded with two Tracey Lawlor frees but that was as good as it got for the Leinster outfit as Cork turned up the heat to land the silverware.

 

Scorers for Cork: V Mulcahy 1-8 (1-5f), O Farmer 2-0, R Ní Bhuachalla 1-0, C O’Sullivan 0-3, N Cleary 0-2, G Kearney & D O’Reilly 0-1 each.

 

Scorers for Laois: T Lawlor 1-5 (0-4f), Martha Kirwan 1-1, A Moore 1-0, Mary Kirwan 0-2f, S Doogue 0-1.

 

CORK: E Harte; A.M. Walsh, Angela Walsh, D O’Reilly; B Corkery, B Stack, A Sheehan; J Murphy, Annie Walsh; N Cleary, O Farmer, G Kearney; V Mulcahy, R Ní Bhuachalla, A O’Shea.

Subs: Rena Buckley for Annie Walsh (36), G O’Flynn for Sheehan (43), C O’Sullivan for Ní Bhuachalla (49), M Kelly for Kearney (53), A Barrett for Corkery (60).

 

LAOIS: C Dollard; A Quigley, G Dunne, E Healy; A Taylor, L Hyland, J Moore; A Casey, T Lawlor; Mary Kirwan, A Moore, D Callinan; Martha Kirwan, S Doogue, G Weston.

Subs: M Dunne for Callinan (h.t.), M McEvoy for Martha Kirwan (44), O Farrell for Hyland (47), S Quigley for Weston (47), A Kehoe for Casey (60+3).

 

Referee: Eugene O’Hare (Down)

 

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 3 final – Clare 3-10 Fermanagh 1-12

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 3 final

Clare 3-10 Fermanagh 1-12

THREE second half goals sent Clare on their way to victory in the Bord Gáis Energy National Ladies Football League Division 3 final at Parnell Park on Saturday. Marie Considine netted six minutes after the restart, Eimear Considine struck in the 42nd minute and Niamh O’Dea added the third goal seven minutes from the end. But Clare, who led by seven points, 3-9 to 0-11, when O’Dea goaled, had to fend off a spirited Fermanagh fightback as Sharon Little’s 59th minute goal brought the Erne County back to within three points of the winners. But O’Dea, who finished with 1-5, landed the insurance score as Clare, Division 2 champions in 2008, won by four points. At half-time, the sides were deadlocked at five points apiece as goal chances went begging at both ends.

Shauna Hamilton rattled the Clare crossbar early on while O’Dea and Naomi Carroll were denied by a superb double save from Fermanagh goalkeeper Roisin Gleeson. Both teams lost a player each to sin-binnings but Clare, operating with the breeze in the second half, netted the crucial breakthrough goal from midfielder Marie Considine, despite operating for the first ten minutes of the second half without centre forward and captain Niamh Keane. Louise Henchy claimed the player of the match award following an inspirational display at midfield for Clare, on a day when Fermanagh’s Little sisters combined for 1-9. Clare and Fermanagh will both play in Division 2 of the Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League in 2012.

Scorers for Clare: N O’Dea 1-5 (0-2f), E Considine 1-1, M Considine 1-0, L Henchy 0-2 (1f), N Carroll & A Considine 0-1 each.

Scorers for Fermanagh: S Little 1-4 (0-1f), C Little 0-5f, M Connolly 0-2, A Moane 0-1.

CLARE: E O’Driscoll; C Hester, L Kelly, L Ryan; E O’Connor, R McMahon, L Woods; M Considine, L Henchy; C Corry, N Keane, N Carroll; E Considine, N O’Dea, S Bohannon.

Subs: A Considine for Corry (h.t), K Geoghegan for Carroll (53), S Eustace for Bohannon (55), C Considine for Hester (59), C O’Leary for O’Dea (60+2).

FERMANAGH: R Gleeson; C Woods, N Curran, O Reihill; D Murphy, T Little, T Melanaphy; M Connolly, A Moane; S Hamilton, S Little, L McFrederick; N McManus, C Little, A McBrien.

Subs: K McManus for Hamilton (37), J Doonan for McFrederick (46), R O’Reilly for Woods (57), A Maguire for McManus (58), L Slevin for Melanaphy (59).

Referee: Des McEnery (Westmeath)

 

All-Ireland Under 16 Camogie A Championship Final – Tipperary 2-8 Kilkenny 0-13

Tipperary defeated Kilkenny by 2-8 to 0-13 in the All-Ireland Under 16 Camogie A Championship Final on Saturday in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Tipp claim U16 camogie title

From the Breaking News web site

Tipperary came out on top of an absolute thriller to make it third time lucky and annex the All-Ireland U16 ‘A’ camogie title at the Gaelic Grounds. The Premier County’s finest had lost the last two All-Irelands at this level, and Kilkenny came out on top when these two teams met in the preliminary round by just a point. On this occasion though, driven on by Ann Eviston, it was Tim Maher’s charges that had the minimum advantage at the final whistle, 2-8 to 0-13.

Kilkenny had a strong wind in their favour in the opening half, at the end of which they led by 0-10 to 0-5. Julie Anne Malone, Michaela Kenneally and the magnificent Miriam Walsh were amongst the scorers for the Black and Amber, while the impressive Tara Kennedy hit three of Tipp’s points. Walsh was to finish with a personal tally of seven points but that wasn’t enough to swing it her side’s way. Tipp were level by the fifth minute of the second half, helped by a Jenny Grace goal set up brilliantly by the dangerous Cliodhna Ryan. Mairead Teehan sent a rasping shot to the Kilkenny net in the ninth minute but Kilkenny kept battling on and might have snatched the honours but for a brilliant save by Tipp goalkeeper Sarah Connan.

Match Preview

All-Ireland U16A Championship Final

Kilkenny v Tipperary

Gaelic Grounds, 3.30pm

Kilkenny prevailed by just a point when these two sides met in the opening round of the All-Ireland U16A championship in March so the expectation is that the result in the final will be in doubt right up to the final whistle.

The Black and Amber accounted for Galway and Derry subsequently, before putting Clare to the sword with 24 points to spare in the semi-final. Lydia Fitzpatrick is a deadly accurate free-taker, while Julie-Anne Malone, Mary Corcoran and Michelle Walsh are very lively attackers with a keen eye for a score.

In defence, Catherine Foley and Mary O’Connell are resolutely strong performers in the central positions, with the latter a truly outstanding performer at centre-back despite being underage again next year.

Tipp looked bound for the exit door when 10 points in arrears to Cork with 10 minutes remaining in their semi-final but a brace of goals from Tara Kennedy and another from Cliodhna Ryan helped secure a replay.

The Premier outfit made no mistake second time around, making full use of the elements in the opening half to blitz their opponents and finish with four goals in hand. Kennedy and Ryan were amongst the goalscorers again but the star of the show was hat-trick heroine Gillian McKenna.

With such scoring power on both sides, patrons at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds seem certain to be in store for a belter.

Tipperary 2-8 (J Grace 2-0, C Maher (1f), T Kennedy 0-3 each, L McKeogh 0-2);
Kilkenny 0-13 (M Walsh 0-7, J Malone 0-3 (1f), L Fitzpatrick 0-2 (2f), A Gannon 0-1.