Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Waterford 4-17 Limerick 3-15

Bennett edges Déise home in epic battle

Waterford 4-17 Limerick 3-15

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

DESERVING winners though Waterford were, it bordered on travesty that there had to be a loser in this pulsating Munster minor hurling championship semi-final that enthralled 3,208 fans at Walsh Park on Saturday.

Limerick, who looked like they’d be blown away after falling 12 points adrift inside 10 minutes, staged the most dramatic of comebacks which incredibly forced the hosts to grab a late equalising point that forced 20 minutes of extra-time.

It was a game that had everything and lacked in nothing. Many of the 39 scores were of vintage quality, there were outstanding individual displays on both sides, and throughout the nail-biting intensity of the exchanges the level of sportsmanship never dipped.

Waterford enjoyed a brilliant start with full forward Darragh Flynn scoring their opening goal inside a minute, and two further goal strikes by the outstanding Stephen Bennett in the 4th and 9th minutes had them 3-3 to nil in front with barely 10 minutes on the clock.

Limerick were visibly struggling all over the field, but it is to their credit that they managed to pick themselves off the floor although their opening score, a Mark Carmody point, didn’t come until the quarter hour.

Much better thereafter, and in fact they dominated the final quarter of the half territorially. An opportunist goal by their flying corner forward Kevin O’Brien just before the break was a tonic score, even if they were still nine points adrift at the break, 3-7 to 1-4.

If it was Waterford who enjoyed the flying first-half start it was Limerick’s turn to do so on the resumption. Now they were the side calling most of the shots, and with Dan Morrissey driving them on from midfield and O’Brien, Shane Dowling, and Mark Carmody posing a major threat up front, the Waterford lead was steadily eaten into.

They outscored Waterford by 1-5 to 0-1 in the third quarter — O’Brien again their goalscorer, and when he landed the sweetest of points in the 47th minute the sides were level for the first time.

However, a minute later man of the match Stephen Bennett — he is eligible in the minor grade for two more years and won’t be 16 until October — completed his hat trick with a brilliant close range strike.

Again the pendulum seemed to have swung back in the home side’s favour. But it was brief. Inside two minutes Carmody had the Shannonsiders back on level terms with another goal of superb quality and when he rifled over a point 60 seconds later his side had taken the lead for the first time.

They proceeded to go three points clear with five minutes remaining and looked to have completed the comeback but Waterford showed their character again and dynamic sub Cormac Heffernan’s equalising point in the 59th minute set up extra-time.

It was all Waterford thereafter as they rifled over five unanswered points in the first period, and two valiant but tired sides could manage just one further point each in the final 10 minutes as Waterford booked their Munster final place against Clare in what will be a repeat of the 2010 decider.

If Bennett, with 3-2, was the Déise match-winner there were other stellar performances too while substitutes Cormac Heffernan and Donal Breathnach also made huge impacts when introduced.

Limerick too had their stars and none more so than Dan Morrissey, Barry Lynch, Liam Ryan, Shane Dowling, Mark Carmody and Kevin O’Brien who were all heroic in defeat.

Scorers for Waterford: S Bennett (3-2), J Dillon (0-8, 0-5 frees, 0-1 ‘65’), D Flynn (1-0), G O’Brien (0-3, 0-1 free), R Barry, S McNulty, C Heffernan, D Breathnach (0-1) each.

Scorers for Limerick: K O’Brien (2-3), M Carmody (1-4, 0-1 free), S Dowling (0-6, frees); J Ahern (0-2).

WATERFORD: P Cooke; J Barron, D Ahern, C Walsh; S O’Neill, D Foley, S Roche; S McNulty, R Barry; D Flynn, J Dillon, G O‘Brien; A O’Sullivan, S Bennett, C Chester.

Subs: C Heffernan for Chester (42), M Harney for Flynn (49), I Kenny for Roche (53), J Power for Ahern (inj, 59), C Dunford for O’Neill (70), D Breathnach for O’Sullivan (71).

LIMERICK: PJ Hall; S Irwin, B O’Connell, B Murphy; L Ryan, C Keogh, B Lynch; D Morrissey, D Dee; D Reidy, S Dowling, M Fitzgibbon; K O’Brien, M Carmody, J Ahern.

Subs: P Carroll for Keogh (26), S O’Riordan for Fitzgibbon (57), C O’Riordan or Murphy (66), Fitzgibbon for S O’Riordan (70), E O’Farrell for Dowling (inj. 71).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

 

Munster MHC: Waterford edge an epic

From the Hogan Stand web site

Waterford 4-17 Limerick 3-15 (aet)

Waterford moved into the ESB Munster Minor Hurling Championship final yesterday evening after a thrilling encounter with Limerick, which needed extra-time at Walsh Park to separate the sides. Having trailed by nine points at the interval, Limerick produced a superb second-half display which saw them draw level in injury-time and force extra-time after the full-time score had read 4-11 to 3-14. Waterford struck the first three points of extra-time through centre-forward Jake Dillon, which had them on their way to a provincial final meeting with Clare as they kept the Shannonsiders to just one score between the two ten-minute halves.

Goals from Darragh Flynn and Stephen Bennett (2) inside the opening nine minutes had handed Waterford the perfect start to this semi-final, before Limerick hit back with majors through the lethal Kevin O’Brien in the 28th and 44th minutes to narrow the deficit to a goal (3-8 to 2-8). Limerick struck the next three points via Jack Aherne, Shane Dowling and O’Brien the level, and further goals from Bennett and Mark Carmody at either end saw the sides having to play an extra 20 minutes to decide the contest.

Team News

Limerick (MH v Waterford): PJ Hall; S Irwin, B O’Connell, B Murphy; L Ryan, C Keogh, B Lynch; D Morrissey, D Dee; D Reidy, S Dowling, M Carmody; K O’Brien, M Fitzgibbon, J Aherne.

Waterford (MH v Limerick)

1. Paddy Cooke Ballygunner

2. Jamie Barron Fourmilewater

3. Damien Ahern Ferrybank

4. Colin Walsh St. Oliver’s

5. Stephen O’Neill Mount Sion

6. Darren Foley Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

7. Shane Roche Cois Brid

8. Gavin O’ Brien (Capt.) Roanmore

9. Ray Barry St. Carthage’s

10. Shane McNulty De La Salle

11. Jake Dillon De La Salle

12. Adam O’ Sullivan De La Salle

13. Stephen Bennett St. Carthage’s

14. Darragh Flynn Erins Own

15. Cein Chester Roanmore

For the Record

Limerick Waterford
2011 Team Management Shane Fitzgibbon (Manager), Ger Cunningham,
Mike Galligan,
Frankie Carroll,
George Lee 

 

Liam O’Connor (Manager), Dave Bennett (Coach),
Gary O’Keeffe,
Noel Kelly,
Michael Costello,
Paul Power (Runai)
2011 Team Captain Stephen O Riordan Gavin O’ Brien (Roanmore)
2010 Championship Performance Limerick defeated Kerry by 3 points in the first round at Kilmallock before losing to the eventual winners Clare by 1-17 to 2-12 in the semi-final. Defeated Clare and Cork (after a replay) to qualify for the Munster Final. Lost to Clare by 1-16 to 1-11 in the Munster Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 5 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 1984 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 8
Lost – 14
Drawn – 2
Played – 27
Won – 9
Lost – 15
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship May 6th 2009 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Waterford 4-8 Limerick 1-14 (Munster Semi-Final Playoff) – Waterford scored 2-2 in closing minutes to secure victory over Limerick.

 

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 2-16 Cork 1-9


Semi-Finals

Friday June 24th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Clare v Tipperary 7:30pm

Saturday June 25th

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Waterford v Limerick 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)

Tipperary 2-16 Cork 1-9 – May 8th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

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)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Robert O’Shea (Cork) – 0-25 (0-22 frees)

Liam McGrath (Tipperary – 0-17 (0-14 frees, 0-2 ‘65)
Oisin Hickey (Clare) – 3-1
Jake Dillon (Waterford) – 0-10 (0-8 frees, 0-1 ‘65)
Padraig Boyle (Kerry) – 2-4
Cathal Horan (Tipperary) – 2-3
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)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 1-3 (0-1 free)

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
Killian McIntyre (Cork) – 0-4
Brendan O’Connor (Limerick) – 1-0
Micheal Harney (Waterford) – 1-0
Dan McCormack (Tipperary) – 0-3
Adam O’Sullivan (Waterford) – 0-3

Colm Galvin (Clare) – 0-3
Tony Kelly (Clare) – 0-3
Cormac Murphy (Cork) – 0-3
Darren Sweetnam (Cork) – 0-3
Conor Hammersley (Tipperary) – 0-2
John McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-2
Muiris Delaney (Kerry) – 0-2 (0-1 free)

Shane Roche (Waterford), 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), Dillon Cahill (Cork) – 0-1 each

Recent Meetings in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship

May 6th 2009 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Waterford 4-8 Limerick 1-14 (Munster Semi-Final Playoff)

Waterford scored 2-2 in closing minutes to secure victory over Limerick.

April 8th 2005 at Semple Stadium Thurles – Limerick 2-9 Waterford 2-8 (Munster First Round Replay)

Limerick led by 0-6 to 0-5 at the interval. The second half was more exciting with Eoin Ryan’s two goals sandwiching a Patrick Carney goal for Waterford. A John Carney penalty for Waterford ensured an exciting finish but Eoin Ryan’s 2-7 tally for the Shannonsiders proved the difference as Limerick held out for a 1 point victory.

March 31st 2005 at Semple Stadium Thurles – Limerick 1-11 Waterford 2-8 (Munster First Round)

Limerick led by 1-6 to 0-3 at the interval thanks to a Diarmuid O’Sullivan goal. A late Tommy Connors goal for Waterford forced extra time. The sides were level at 1-11 to 2-8 at half-time in extra time when referee Johnny Ryan (Tipperary) abandoned the game due to poor light.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 4 years.

The last 3 counties to win the Munster Minor Hurling Championship all lost their first round matches. 2010 champions Clare lost to Waterford by 1-21 to 0-16 before qualifying via the Losers Group and defeated Waterford by 1-16 to 0-11 in the Munster Final. 2009 champions Waterford lost to Clare in the first round by 1-12 to 0-14 before getting back on track with wins over Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to win the final. Cork lost in the 2008 first round to Clare by 2-17 to 2-16 before securing victories over Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-16 to 1-11 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium Thurles. David O’Halloran’s 38th minute goal proved the decisive score helping Clare to victory.

The winning Clare team and scorers were as follows – Ronan Taaffe; Haulie Vaughan, Paul Flanagan (Captain), Seadna Morey; Enda Boyce, Kevin Lynch, Stephan O’Halloran (0-1); Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly (0-2); Cathal Malone, Paudge Collins, Jamie Shanahan (0-1); David O’Halloran (1-3, 0-1 free), Niall Arthur (0-6, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65), Daire Keane (0-3). Subs: Alan Mulready for Malone (48), Cathal O’Connell for Collins (59)

Of Cork’s 47 scores in the 2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 24 came from placed balls.

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                   Tipperary 0-18                        Cork 1-11

2008    @ Limerick                 Cork 0-19                    Tipperary 0-18

2009    @ Thurles                   Waterford 0-18            Tipperary 1-13
2010    @ Thurles                   Clare 1-16                   Waterford 1-11

 

 

 

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

 

Tipperary (36) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

 

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

 

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

 

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

 

Clare (3) – 1981, 1989, 2010

 

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