All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Galway 1-10 Clare 1-7

Galway defeated Clare by 1-10 to 1-7 in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday at Kenny Park Athenry.


All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Wexford 0-14 Cork 1-8

Wexford defeated Cork by 0-14 to 1-8 in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Munster Senior Hurling S-Final – Waterford 3-15 Limerick 3-14

Mullane saves Déise at the death

Munster GAA Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Waterford 3-15 Limerick 3-14

John Mullane scored a dramatic late goal to send defending champions Waterford into the Munster final after an engrossing tussle with Limerick in Thurles on Sunday. The Déise will put their Munster title on the line against Clare or Tipperary on July 10, but Davy Fitzgerald’s side will know just how lucky they are to have the chance to retain the provincial crown for the first time in their history after a truly searching test against Limerick. Leading by 1-9 to 1-6 after a pedestrian first half that only came to life in the closing stages, Waterford were rocked on their heels by a second half double from Limerick’s teenage prodigy Kevin Downes. Limerick were two points clear in the 70th minute after David Breen and Niall Moran sent over scores as the clock counted down, but Mullane was on hand to rattle home his second goal of the game as the game moved into added time and Waterford escaped with the win.

Waterford were presented with an early goal chance when they were awarded a penalty after Damien Reale’s foul on Brian O’Sullivan. Debutant Pauric Mahony stood up to take the dead ball, but his well-struck shot was block by a combination of Gavin O’Mahoney and goalkeeper Nicky Quaid. A Déise goal, however, was not too long in coming, the buzzing Mullane escaping the clutches of Tom Condon – who was caught on the wrong side – and ramming a shot into the top corner, giving Quaid no chance. After a promising start, Limerick began to betray their nerves and too often opted to shoot from too far out the field, hitting a string of wides – they hit seven in the first half alone – which was clearly frustrating their manager, Dónal O’Grady. Allied to that, three of their defenders were shown yellow cards in the first half an hour.

Waterford were more accurate, working the ball into better positions before shooting. While Limerick struggled, the Désie forwards were making hay, as they strung four points without reply together before the break. Shane Walsh, Shane O’Sullivan, Maurice Shanahan and Mahony all found the target to leave them 1-7 to 0-4 ahead and apparently cruising. However, the Treaty men snaffled a goal completely against the run of play to reignite their challenge. Wing-back Wayne McNamara spotted a gap in the Waterford defence and ran straight through it, before cutting inside a defender and cracking a low shot past Clinton Hennessy. O’Grady added his second point from midfield and the gap was down to two.

Suddenly, the game crackled to life and Waterford responded with two successive scores, Brian O’Sullivan and Shanahan finding their range in injury time. Moran sent over his second of the game, flicking over the bar after Hennessy had sent a rebound from a shot straight into his path. But there was more action packed into a five-minute spell than the 33 that had preceded it. Mullane was handed a golden chance to grab a second with practically the last puck of the half, but his low shot was well saved by Quaid and Waterford had to be content with a three-point, 1-9 to 1-6, lead at the break.

Limerick maintained that momentum on the restart as Brian Geary sent over an early free before the game was turned on its head when Kevin Downes scored a brilliant solo goal in the 38th minute. It was a trademark Downes effort, evading a defender and beating his man for pace on the outside before finishing with a crafty flick of the hurley. The excellent O’Grady and Graem Mulcahy added scores and Limerick were suddenly 2-9 to 1-9 ahead. In keeping with the tone of a dramatic and thrilling game, Shane Walsh had Waterford level within two minutes, winning a breaking ball in the Limerick defence and steering his shot beyond Quaid. There was nothing separating the sides, 2-9 to 2-9.

Spurred by the goal, Waterford hit three points on the spin, before Richie McCarthy and Moran hit back for Limerick. Then, Downes, by now running riot at full-forward, was found with a fine diagonal ball and, quite remarkably, repeated the trick he performed 12 minutes earlier, to snatch another fine goal – again finished in style from a tight angle. Waterford were level by the 60th minute, Mahony grabbing two points from play to leave the game on a knife edge. However, it was Limerick who made the break for the line, Breen and Moran, his fourth of the day, sending over scores to leave Donal O’Grady’s side within reach of a place in the Munster final. On a day that will live in the memory for its sheer drama, it was a man who has seen and done it all before, Mullane, who came up trumps, grabbing a late ball across the square and ripping a bullet of a shot – aided by a slight deflection – into the top corner for the match-winning goal.

Limerick Scorers: D O’Grady 0-3, K Downes 2-1, N Moran 0-4, R McCarthy 0-3 (0-3f), W McNamara 1-0, B Geary 0-1 (0-f), G Mulcahy 0-1, D Breen 0-1.

Waterford Scorers: P Mahony 0-7 (0-4f), J Mullane 2-2, S O’Sullivan 0-1, S Walsh 1-1, M Shanahan 0-2, B O’Sullivan 0-2,

Limerick: N Quaid; D Reale, S Hickey, T Condon; W McNamara, B Geary, G O’Mahony; D O’Grady, P Browne; J Ryan, R McCarthy, N Moran; S Tobin, K Downes, G Mulcahy. Subs: D Moloney for Reale (59), P Tobin for McCarthy (65), D Breen for S Tobin (66).

Waterford: C Hennessy; D Fives, W Hutchinson, N Connors; T Browne, M Walsh, K Moran; S O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan; P Mahony, S Molumphy, M Shanahan; J Mullane, S Walsh, B O’Sullivan. Subs: J Nagle for Hutchinson (54), S Prendergast for Shanhan (59), E Kelly for Mahony (66).

Referee: Barry Kelly

Attendance: 15,650

 

Munster SHC: Mullane downs Limerick in Thurles thriller

From the Hogan Stand web site

12 June 2011

This superb match-up see-sawed, ebbed and flowed from start to finish, with the lead changing hands and goals altering the face of the game on numerous occasions. Limerick were very unlucky not to at least earn a draw, but in the end it was the Decies’ day. Full forward Kevin Downes seemed to have set Limerick on the road to victory with two second-half goals, but there were many twists and turns before this one was settled…

Waterford’s Padraic O’Mahony drilled over his seventh point from distance on the stroke of the hour to draw the sides level for the fourth time, 2-15 to 3-12, setting up a grandstand finale in this tense and captivating battle. Within seconds of entering the fray, 35-year-old David Breen put the Division Two side back ahead in the 67th minute and Niall Moran followed up with his fourth point from play. Donal O’Grady’s men were in the boss seat now… There were two points in it as substitute Eoin Kelly shaped up to hit a late free, which he miss-hit as he went for goal. It looked like Waterford’s chance had passed. Incredibly, on the stroke of 70 minutes, Mullane bagged his second goal, latching onto Kelly’s cross and striking a powerful shot which was deflected past Nicky Quaid into the top corner of the net. Waterford held on for an astonishing victory.

The winners led by 1-9 to 1-6 at half time, with Mullane firing their goal and Wayne McNamara responding with the Treaty County’s major just shy of the short whistle. Earlier, Mullane’s point had tied the scores up at 0-2 each before the De La Salle attacker won a penalty, which Padraic O’Mahony saw blocked by his namesake Gavin. Mullane pounced for his three-pointer towards the end of the first quarter and a Shane Walsh point had Na Deise ahead by double scores shortly after, 1-5 to 0-4. Points from Maurice Shanahan and O’Mahony had the holders heading for what looked like a comfortable win, 1-7 to 0-4, but wing back McNamara’s brilliant goal at the end of a lung-bursting run put a new complexion on proceedings. Brian Geary reduced the margin with the first score of the second period before Downes struck for the first of his majors to send the Shannonsiders ahead, 2-7 to 1-9. And the underdogs led by three by the time Graeme Mulcahy brought their scoring run to 1-4: 2-9 to 1-9. But Waterford were soon level with their second goal courtesy of Walsh and three unanswered points from the Decies turned the match on its head again. After Niall Moran had closed the gap to one, Downes found the net 20 minutes from the end to make it 3-11 to 2-12 in Limerick’s favour. But Waterford’s O’Mahony took three of the next four scores – to a Richie McCarthy reply – to set the stage for a dramatic denouement.

Waterford: C Hennessy; D Fives, W Hutchinson, N Connors; T Browne, M Walsh, K Moran; D O’Sullivan, S O’Sullivan (0-1); M Shanahan (0-2), S Molumphy, P Mahony (0-7); J Mullane (2-2), S Walsh (1-1), B O’Sullivan (0-2). Subs: J Nagle for W Hutchinson (54), S Prendergast for M Shanahan (58), E Kelly for P Mahony (66).

Limerick: N Quaid; D Reale, S Hickey, T Condon; W McNamara (1-0), B Geary (0-1), G O’Mahony; D O’Grady (0-3), P Browne; J Ryan, N Moran (0-4), G Mulcahy (0-1); R McCarthy (0-3), K Downes (2-1), S Tobin. Subs: D Moloney for D Reale (58), P Tobin for R McCarthy (64), D Breen (0-01) for S Tobin (66), M O’Riordan for P Browne (69)

 

Click to view a video of Davy Fitzgerald looking ahead to the game

Admission Prices

Covered Stand – €30
Uncovered Stand – €25
Terrace (Town End Terrace only) – €15 (note – the estimated terrace attendance requires the opening of the Town End terrace only).
Group Terrace Tickets – €10 each with a minimum order of 20 tickets per Club
Family
– Adult €30 / €25 – Juveniles €5
Juvenile Groups – There will be a limited number of Juvenile Group Stand tickets available for this game – €3 per Juvenile with a free Adult with every 10 children. Orders through clubs only in the participating counties.
Adult Group Stand Tickets – Tickets at the end of both stands – €25 per person ordered only through clubs – minimum order per Club is 10.
Student/OAP – Concession on Stand Tickets only – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of I.D.)

Munster GAA would like to confirm that student discounts apply to all students who present valid ID cards. In relation to Second Level students we are aware that schools don’t produce cards but they can get Student travel Cards from USIT offices or from www.studenttravelcard.ie. Alternately, Secondary students can get an ISSU scholar card from www.studentcard.ie or International student ID card from www.isic.org. Unfortunately the scheme has been much abused in the past and we were forced to seek ID cards from all patrons attempting to avail of the discount. This is in keeping with other bodies such as Irish Rail and Bus Eireann.

Team News

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to play Limerick in the Munster Hurling Championship on Sunday next in Semple Stadium is as follows:

1. Clinton Hennessy Ardmore

2. Darragh Fives Tourin

3. Wayne Hutchinson Ballygunner

4. Noel Connors Passage

5. Tony Browne Mount Sion

6. Michael Walsh Stradbally

7. Kevin Moran De La Salle

8. Shane O’Sullivan Ballygunner

9. Richie Foley Abbeyside

10. Maurice Shanahan Lismore

11. Stephen Molumphy CAPT Ballyduff Upper

12. Pauric Mahony Ballygunner

13. John Mullane De La Salle

14. Shane Walsh Fourmilewater

15. Brian O’Sullivan Ballygunner

Traffic Arrangements

RE : Garda Traffic Arrangements for Munster Intermediate and Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final’s at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Sunday 12th June, 2011.

Superintendent Pat Lordan, Thurles Garda Station stated, I want to appeal to all patrons attending this event to be patient and allow sufficient time for their journey and to be guided by Gardai on Traffic Duty. I especially want to make the following appeal to all patrons attending the game, if you must park on the road ensure your car is turned for home, this is to ensure the minimum of delay after the matches.

N.B. PLEASE USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES SUGGESTED HEREUNDER AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR YOUR JOURNEY.

Traffic Arrangements.

1. Car parks will be available on all approach routes and we urge that they be used by all patrons on their particular route thus avoiding unnecessary delays after the match.

2. Arrive in Thurles in good time for the matches.

3. Co-operate with the car park attendants and Gardai to ensure free flow of traffic.

4. The area about Semple Stadium will be kept completely free of parked vehicles and controlled by Garda Barriers.

5. The housing estates at the rear of Semple Stadium form an EMERGENCY ROUTE from the Stadium and any vehicles not belonging to residents will be towed, without exception.

6. Please do not abandon cars on the main routes. Keep driving until you meet Gardai on duty at relevant car parks. If you must park on the road ensure your car is turned for home, this is to ensure the minimum of delay after the matches.

7. A traffic diversion programme will be in place within Thurles and all motorists are asked to be patient during its operation. Every effort will be made to ensure that motorists can transgress the town with a minimum of delay.

8. Consideration should be given by all motorists travelling from Cork as a large amount of vehicular traffic may converge at Cashel.

Limerick Supporters

Limerick supporters have an option on the following main routes :

1. From Limerick travel the N24 to Tipperary, the N74 to Cashel, the M8 to Horse & Jockey and the N62 to Thurles.

2. From Limerick travel the N24 to Tipperary, the R601 to Dundrum, the R661 to Holycross and either the R659 or R660 to Thurles.

3. From Limerick travel to Birdhill and travel the R503 to Newport and via Milestone to Thurles.

4. From Limerick travel the M7 to Junction 25 (Knockalton, Nenagh), the R498 via Borrisoleigh and the Ragg to Thurles.

Waterford Supporters

Waterford supporters have an option on the following main routes :

5. From Waterford travel the N24 to Clonmel via Carrick on Suir and the R688 to Cashel and the M8 to Junction 6 Horse & Jockey and the N62 to Thurles. This is the optimum route for Waterford supporters as match traffic can
divert in Cashel and travel to Thurles on the R660 via Boherlahan, Holycross to Thurles.

6. From Waterford travel the N10 to Kilkenny and the R693 via Freshford to Urlingford and the M8 to Junction 5 at Two Mile Borris and the N75 to Two Mile Borris and Thurles.

7. From Waterford travel the N24 to Carrick on Suir and then the N76/R690 to Mullinahone, Ballynonty, Littleton and Thurles.

Passes

1. Patron in possession of passes (G.A.A. and Invalid) should display same in a prominent place on their vehicle and follow the Garda directions en route. These passes are not parking permits but allow free movement subject to Garda discretion and traffic control.

2. Thurles Gardai do not issue passes.

Illegally Parked Vehicles

3. Vehicles found illegally parked will be towed away to the Garda Compound and will not be released until the statutory expenses (€ 121.00) have been paid. In addition a prosecution could be instituted against the driver / owner of the vehicle concerned.

Security

4. The Gardai appeal to all motorists to :

a. Secure and lock their vehicles.

b. Leave no valuables on display.

c. Park in the supervised car parks.

d. Pick Pockets – beware of your wallet, money and A.T.M/Credit Cards. Leave your wallet at home if possible. Do not carry large sums of cash.

e. Alcohol, Claxton Air Horns and Vuvuzelas will not be allowed into Semple Stadium.

We appeal to all concerned to make this outing a memorable day for the right reasons and to co-operate with Gardai, Stewards and encourage others to do the same.

For the Record

Limerick Waterford
2011 Team Management Donal O’Grady
(St. Finbarrs Cork – Coach),
Ciaran Carey, (Patrickswell), Pat Heffernan (Blackrock),
TJ Ryan (Garryspillane)
Davy Fitzgerald (Sixmilebridge Clare – Manager),
Pauric Fanning
(Mount Sion – Selector),
Pat Bennett
(Lismore – Selector) 

 

2011 Team Captain Gavin O’Mahony (Kilmallock) Stephen Molumphy
(Ballyduff Upper)
2010 Championship Performance Lost to Cork in the Munster Semi-Final before losing to Offaly in the All-Ireland Qualifiers. Defeated Clare in the Munster Semi-Final before defeated Cork in a replay (after extra time) by 1-16 to 1-13 to win the Munster title. Lost to Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Senior Hurling titles 18 9
Last Munster Senior Hurling Title 1996 2010
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 19
Won – 3
Lost –  11
Drawn – 5
Played – 22
Won – 12
Lost – 7
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship June 21st 2009 at Semple Stadium Thurles – Munster Semi-Final Replay – Waterford 0-25 Limerick 0-17 – 12 points from Eoin Kelly helped Waterford to an 8 point victory.
Winning Streaks Limerick have won just 1 of their last 7 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches against Waterford. That victory came in 2001 by virtue of a 4-11 to 2-14 Munster Semi-Final victory. Waterford secured victories in 2009 (Semi-Final – after a replay), 2007 (Final), 2003 (Semi-Final – after a replay) and 1999. Limerick did record a Championship victory over Waterford in the 2007 All-Ireland Semi-Final, winning by 5-11 to 2-15.

2011 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Matches played to date

Tipperary 2-22 Cork 0-23 – May 29th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: B Cummins; P Stapleton, P Curran, M Cahill; D Young, Pádraic Maher, J O’Keeffe; G Ryan, S McGrath; S Callanan, N McGrath, Patrick Maher; E Kelly, J O’Brien, L Corbett.
Subs: J Woodlock for S McGrath ‘40, C O’Mahony for Young ‘59, B Dunne for O’Brien ‘62, P Bourke for Ryan ‘66.

Cork: D Óg Cusack; S McDonnell, E Cadogan, S O’Neill; J Gardiner, W Egan, B Murphy; L McLoughlin, P Cronin; B O’Connor, C McCarthy, N McCarthy; L Farrell, P O’Sullivan, P Horgan. Subs: J O’Connor for C McCarthy ‘45, J Nagle for O’Neill ‘45, T Kenny for McLoughlin ‘51, C Naughton for Horgan ‘70, K Murphy for O’Sullivan ‘70.

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Pat Horgan (Cork) 0-13 (0-10 frees)
Eoin Kelly (Tipperary) 1-07 (0-5 frees)
Lar Corbett (Tipperary) 1-2
Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) 0-5
Noel McGrath (Tipperary) 0-4 (0-2 sideline cut)
Benny Dunne (Tipperary) 1-0
Niall McCarthy (Cork) 0-3
Ben O’Connor (Cork) 0-3
John O’Brien (Tipperary) 0-2

Patrick Maher (Tipperary), James Woodlock (Tipperary), John Gardiner (Cork), Pat Cronin (Cork), Cian McCarthy (Cork), Paudie O’Sullivan (Cork) 0-1 each

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final (Extra time)

Sunday May 29th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary 2-22 Cork 0-23


Semi-Finals
Sunday June 12th (Replay date – June 18th)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Limerick v Waterford 4:00pm

Sunday June 19th (Replay date – June 26th)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Clare v Tipperary 4:00pm

 

Final

Sunday July 10th (Replay date – July 17th)

4:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Cork and Tipperary proved to have the meanest defenses in the 2011 Allianz Hurling League, conceding 5 goals each. Limerick conceded 6 goals and Waterford 7 goals putting those 4 Munster counties at the top of the charts when it comes to the least concession of goals in Divisions 1 and 2. Oddly, Allianz Hurling League Division 1 champions Dublin conceded 14 goals during their campaign, an amount exceeded by only Down and Kerry in the top 2 divisions of the Allianz Hurling League.

The improvement in the defences of Munster counties can be attributed to the decline in the average scores per match in the last 3 seasons in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship –  2008 (40 scores per match), 2009 (36 scores per match), 2010 (34 scores per match).

Over the last 2 seasons, Semple Stadium Thurles has played host to 7 of the 10 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches played. Pairc Ui Chaoimh hosted 2 matches while Pairc nan Gael in Limerick hosted 1 game.

Cork lost their 3 away matches in the Allianz Hurling League to Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford. Since Cork’s 2008 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final victory over Clare in Thurles, Cork’s Senior Hurling Championship record in matches played outside of Pairc Ui Chaoimh is Played 8, Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 5. The two victories came against Antrim (2010) and Offaly (2009).

Cork and Tipperary have met on 80 occasions in the Championship. Cork have won 37, Tipperary 35 and there have been 7 draws. 1 match was abandoned.

In the history of Tipperary and Cork matches in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, on only 1 occasion did a game fail to produce a goal. That game in the 1900 Munster First Round game played at Dungarvan on November 4th 1901 and resulted in a 0-12 to 0-9 victory for Tipperary.

Waterford is the only Munster county to have at least 1 victory in the last 2 Munster Senior Hurling Championships.

Cork won at least 1 Munster Senior Hurling Championship match from 2003 to 2007. Only Tipperary (2000 to 2002) and Waterford (2002 to 2004) have managed to go 3 consecutive years with at least 1 victory within the last decade.

Clare have failed to record a Munster Championship victory in 6 of the last 7 seasons.

Limerick have won 1 of the last 15 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches they have played, an extra-time victory over Tipperary in the 2007 Munster Semi-Final 2nd replay at the Gaelic Grounds. During that period, Limerick have drawn 5 times. Limerick’s last Championship victory away from the Pairc na nGael came in 2001 with victories over Cork and Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Clare have not drawn a match in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship since finishing level with Tipperary in 1999.

Since Dan Shanahan’s 69th minute goal in the 2007 Munster Senior Hurling Final, Waterford have gone 141 minutes without scoring a goal against Limerick in the Munster Championship.

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly was the top scorer in the 2010 Provincial and All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, scoring 3-43. Cork’s Ben O’Connor was 3rd with 2-31 while Eoin Kelly of Waterford was 5th with a tally of 1-27.

Limerick and Tipperary have both lost 26 Munster Senior Hurling Finals. Cork have lost 29.

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (50) – 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary (38) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009

Limerick (18) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA HURLING Senior 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 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sh_teams/

Munster Senior HURLING Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990

All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 2 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles and are the defending champions. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 3 titles in 1914, 1995 and 1997 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Limerick 2-12 Waterford 2-9

Sparkling Shannonsiders march to Munster final

Limerick 2-12 Waterford 2-8

By Fintan O’Toole from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, June 13, 2011

LIMERICK will contest the Munster IHC final on July 13 against either Cork or Clare after beating Waterford in yesterday’s semi-final in Semple Stadium. The decision of Limerick County Board to use the intermediate side as an U25 development squad was vindicated as they produced a bright performance. Players like Niall Maher and Denis Moloney have featured for the senior side in the past and on this evidence a few more could make that jump. Full-back Brian Kelliher was a rock at the edge of the square, while midfielder Jason Hayes was full of energy. Up front Donie Reale, impressive for Limerick IT on their way to this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup final, was to the fore at corner-forward, while Seanie O’Brien’s searing pace caused constant difficulties for the Waterford half-back line. Limerick’s other corner-forward showcased his versatility. Tommy Quaid kept goal for Cork IT in the Fitzgibbon Cup this season but here he chipped in with 1-2 and alongside him Denis O’Connor picked off a healthy 1-4.

Waterford, captained by former senior defender Brian ‘Bull’ Phelan at right half-back, had an ace marksman in centre-forward Stephen Power, who ended up with 1-6. However Waterford were too reliant on the Ballygunner man for inspiration. Until Paudie Nevin found the net in the 57th minute, Power was the only Déise attacker to contribute scores although midfielder Dean Twomey notched two points. Waterford settled better in the early exchanges and with Power on fire from placed balls, held a 0-4 to 0-2 lead by the 14th minute. However, Limerick’s challenge was boosted 60 seconds later when Denis O’Connor found the net. Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe made a brilliant initial block to deny Quaid but the rebound fell kindly to O’Connor who bundled his shot to the net.

Waterford restored their lead courtesy of points by Twomey and Power yet Limerick closed the half in powerful fashion. Quaid and Reale shared three points between them to push Limerick into a 1-5 to 0-6 lead by the 25th minute. An O’Connor free and a converted 65 by Conor Allis extended Limerick’s lead to 1-7 to 0-6 by the half-time mark. Power helped bring Waterford into contention in the second half and when he smashed home a penalty in the 41st minute, they were only a point adrift. However Limerick’s response was impressive. Seanie O’Brien rifled over a pair of good points before the insurance score arrived in the 54th minute. Allis saw his shot blocked on the line by O’Keeffe but the alert Quaid stole in to scramble home a goal. That ensured Limerick led 2-12 to 1-8 and despite Nevin’s late goal, Limerick hung on for success.

Scorers for Limerick: D O’Connor 1-4 (0-2f), T Quaid 1-2, D Reale, S O’Brien 0-2, C Allis (0-1 ‘65), S Madden 0-1. Scorers for Waterford: S Power 1-6 (1-0 pen, 0-6f), P Nevin 1-0, D Twomey 0-2.

LIMERICK: B Hennessy; D Moloney, B Kelliher, J Dillon; N Maher, P Begley, T O’Callaghan; J Hayes, D Hanley; C Allis, S Madden, S O’Brien; D Reale, D O’Connor, T Quaid. Subs: M Ryan for O’Connor (48), W Griffin for Quaid (57), D Ahearne for O’Brien (57).

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; B Coughlan, I Flynn, M O’Brien; B Phelan, C Ryan, S Hannon; D Barrett, D Twomey; P Nevin, S Power, P Power; C O’Gorman, T Connors, A Brophy. Subs: K Cashell for O’Gorman (46), R Power for Brophy (46), H Barnes for Twomey (52).

Referee: Jer O’Connell (Cork)

Team News

Please find listed herewith Waterford Intermediate Hurling Team to play Limerick on Sunday next in Semple Stadium at 1.45 pm.

1. Stephen O’Keeffe – Ballygunner

2. Barry Coughlan – Ballygunner

3. Ian Flynn – De La Salle

4. Mark O’Brien – Tallow

5. Brian Phelan – De La Salle – Captain

6. Chris Ryan – Mt Sion

7. Seamus Hannon – Ballyduff Upper

8. Eddie Barrett – De La Salle

9. Ian Twomey – De La Salle

10. Paudie Nevin – De La Salle

11. Stephen Power – Ballygunner

12. Paul Power – Portlaw

13. Adam Brophy – St. Saviours

14. Tommy Connors – Passage

15. Chris O’Gorman – Lismore

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Limerick Waterford
2010 Championship Performance Lost to Cork by 1-24 to 3-17 after extra time in the Munster Semi-Final played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Defeated Clare by 1-13 to 0-13 in the Munster Semi-Final before losing out to Cork in the Munster Final by 0-15 to 0-13 at Fraher Field Dungarvan.
Number of Munster Intermediate Hurling titles 3 1
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title 2008 2007
Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 14
Won – 3
Lost –  10
Drawn – 1
Played – 16
Won – 6
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship June 14th 2009 – Waterford 5-15 Limerick 0-7 @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final) – a hat-trick of goals by Pa Kearney saw Waterford inflict a 23 point defeat on Limerick.

 

2011 Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Matches played to date

Cork 2-16 Tipperary 2-12 – May 29th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

CORK: D McCarthy; J Carey, R Cashman, S White; T Healy, M Ellis, S Corry; B Corry, M Sexton; D Drake, M O’Sullivan, C Casey; J Wall, T Murphy, B Lawton.
Subs: B Withers for White (half-time), E Conway for O’Sullivan (60).

TIPPERARY: J Logue; A Byrnes, G Hannigan, K Maher; J Moloughney, T Stapleton, R Sherlock; J Ryan, P O’Dwyer; D Hickey, W O’Dwyer, P Austin; E Sweeney, P Ivors, R McLoughney.
Subs: B Fox for P O’Dwyer (27), D O’Brien for Austin (40), D O’Brien for W O’Dwyer (47), L Dwan for R McLoughney (50), T Dalton for Ivors (55).

Referee: Declan O’Driscoll (Limerick)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship

Michael O’Sullivan (Cork) 1-2
Maurice Sexton (Cork) 0-5 (0-4 frees)
Philip Ivors (Tipperary) 1-2
Colm Casey (Cork) 1-1
David Drake (Cork) 0-4 (0-1 sideline)
Liam Dwan (Tipperary) 1-0
Tony Murphy (Cork) 0-2
Ray McLoughney (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)  0-2 (0-1 free)

Jamie Wall (Cork), Brian Corry (Cork), Joey McLoughney (Tipperary), Thomas Stapleton (0-1 free), Paudie O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Darragh Hickey (Tipperary), Evan Sweeney (Tipperary), Brian Fox (Tipperary)  0-1 each.

Munster GAA HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (13) – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010

Tipperary (7) – 1961, 1963, 1966, 1971, 1972, 2000, 2002

Limerick (3) – 1968, 1998, 2008

Waterford (1) – 2007

Kerry (1) – 1970

Galway (1) – 1962

Munster GAA HURLING Intermediate 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 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/ih_teams/

Munster Intermediate HURLING Cup

The Sweet Afton Cup presented by Mr. Jerry Shelly of Tipperary in 1961.

All Ireland GAA HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork lead the way with 7 titles followed by Tipperary with 5. Wexford (4), Kilkenny (3), London (2) and Galway (2) are the only other counties to have won an All-Ireland title in this grade.

Useful Information

Cork hold the record for the longest streak of success in finals. They won four championships in-a-row between 2003 and 2006.

Tipperary hold the record for the longest streak of defeats in finals. They lost three championship deciders in-a-row between 2004 and 2006.

Cork have won 6 of the last 8 Munster titles in this grade, winning 15 of their last 17 matches in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship, including their 2011 first round victory over Tipperary.

Tipperary have lost 6 of the last 7 matches in this grade dating back to the 2006 Final.

Cork hold the record for the most consecutive appearances in Munster finals. They played in four-in-a-row on two separate occasions, firstly between 1967 and 1970, and most recently between 2003 and 2006.

Clare have lost two Munster finals, however, they have yet to win one. Intermediate is the only grade of hurling in which Clare have never won a provincial title.

Three counties have completed the Munster intermediate and senior double in the same year:

Cork in 1969, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary in 1961, 1971

Waterford in 2007

Cork is the only county to have completed the Munster minor, under-21, intermediate and senior ‘grand slam’ in the same year. This was achieved in 1969 and again in 2005.

Only one player has captained his county to Munster titles in both the intermediate and senior grades:
Pat Mulcahy captained Cork to the intermediate title in 1997 and the senior title in 2006.

 

All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Tipperary 3-12 Dublin 0-12

Tipperary defeated Dublin by 3-12 to 0-12 in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday at Naomh Mearnog.

Tipperary 3-12,(S Fryday 2-2, N Flanagan 1-1, J Horan 0-4,C Grogan 0-3(0-2f),C Hennessy, E Shanahan 0-1 each)

Dublin 0-12, (L O’Hara 0-5 (0-4f), C Burgess 0-3, A Fanning 0-2, E Mc Carthy,A Murphy 0-1 each)

 

All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-10

Cork defeated Clare by 3-16 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday at Clooney Quin.

Cork 3-16, (S Burns 3-4, J O’Leary 0-7(0-2f, 0-1’45), O Cotter 0-1f,B Corkery,E O’Sullivan, L Dorgan, K Mackey 0-1 each)

Clare 0-10, (C Mc Mahon 0-7(0-6f),C Morey 0-2, D Murphy 0-1)

 

 

 

Munster GAA SFC Semi-Final – Cork 5-17 Waterford 2-8

Cork defeated Waterford by 5-17 to 2-8 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Clinical Cork limber up for Killarney

Cork 5-17 Waterford 2-8

By Fintan O’Toole, Páirc Ui Chaoimh for the Irish Examiner newspaper

THEY spent yesterday afternoon in Páirc Uí Chaoimh but Cork’s footballers had subconsciously drifted to another stadium long before the finish of yesterday’s Munster SFC semi-final stroll against Waterford. When Daniel Goulding prodded the ball to the net in the ninth minute to catapult Cork into a nine-point lead, thoughts among players and the talk amongst supporters began to revolve around Fitzgerald Stadium. The Killarney showdown that looked inevitable after the Munster GAA chiefs spun the draw drum last October was always going to come to pass. Cork’s blistering start yesterday against a beleaguered Waterford side meant their path to a provincial decider on July 3 was assured. Similar to the manner in which Kerry dispatched Limerick on Saturday night, Cork never allowed any sense of anxiety to creep into yesterday’s game.

This was routine business. They pounded the Déise defence from the off and the subsequent deluge of scores enabled them to cruise to an 18-point victory. Waterford may have been plying their trade in Division 3 of the league this spring as opposed to the basement level they have inhabited over the last decade, but that did little to bridge the yawning chasm that existed between the power, skill and pace of Cork and the Déise. Thomas O’Gorman once more embellished his reputation as a tight-marking defender, captain Tony Grey kept foraging throughout at half-back while Gary Hurney showed flashes of his ability when serviced in attack. But that was never going to be enough. This was a lopsided affair from the early stages as a result of Cork’s ruthlessness and dominance.

What did Conor Counihan learn from this encounter? A moot point, much like the post-match dissection of the runaway quarter-final win over Clare a fortnight ago. The fact they have not had a gut-check to date in Championship 2011 does raise its own issues, ones the management are more than aware of. Of course, Kerry will certainly provide a rigorous test, but there is much to admire in the fashion that Cork have been pulverising their opponents of late. The clinical edge they displayed in front of goal yesterday will please Counihan.

After the Clare game, he spoke ruefully of the chances to raise green flags Cork had spurned. They atoned in style as five balls whizzed past Waterford netminder Kieran Cotter. Considering they’d struck four goals in the eight games en route to glory last September, Cork improved their strike rate immeasurably. The opening goal in the fourth minute may have had a touch of fortune about it when John Miskella’s long hoof forward deceived Cotter and looped into the net but thereafter they carved open the Waterford defence with sparkling play and crowned moves with splendid finishes.

Goulding displayed his poacher instincts with two strikes, one in each period, and indeed was foiled twice for the hat-trick early in the second half, first by a fine save by Cotter and then a timely block by Kieran Connery. Paul Kerrigan walloped home a stinging drive in the 18th minute that pushed Cork into a 14-point lead even at that early juncture while the fifth goal was the pick of the bunch, a bullet into the top corner by Fintan Goold in the 43rd minute. Despite their visible supremacy, the desire amongst the Cork players to maintain a high tempo throughout was noticeable. In that respect the performances of Kerrigan, Goold and Miskella were encouraging. That trio were all forced off through injuries in the opening half of the league final with Dublin in April and those ailments impeded their football thereafter. But with full fitness regained, Kerrigan and Miskella were both hungry for possession from the off.

Miskella’s attacking raids, yielding 1-2, were redolent of the free-scoring form he displayed in 2009, while Kerrigan charged incessantly through the Waterford defence. When introduced in the second half, Goold demanded possession and was at the heart of Cork’s drive until the finish. In a generally high-tempo performance by Cork, there were a couple of black marks. Their concentration wavered in a 15-minute spell before the interval as they attempted too many audacious passes and some sloppy play allowed Waterford to string together a few points. Conceding two goals will not sit well either with a defence that prides itself on being miserly.

The first was a Gary Hurney penalty on the stroke of half-time after he was fouled by Eoin Cadogan and left Waterford 3-8 to 1-6 adrift as they headed for the dressing rooms. The second saw Brian Wall pump in a free in the 60th minute with Alan Quirke misjudging the flight of the ball and it fell into the net. But that’s nit-picking. The issues that will vex Counihan now is settling on the starting 15 that’s best equipped to claim the scalp of Jack O’Connor and Co. Six alterations were made to the line-up yesterday, none of them appreciably weakening Cork’s hand.

Then amongst the substitutes that were thrust into action, Fintan Goold put his hand up for selection, his younger brother David picked off two tidy points and Denis O’Sullivan looked like a man intent on building on his impressive campaign so far. Ray Carey, Jamie O’Sullivan, Pearse O’Neill and Noel O’Leary were never asked to unzip their tracksuit tops. Four weeks to go and there’s plenty to consider.

Scorers for Cork: D Goulding 2-2, P Kerrigan 1-3, J Miskella 1-2, F Goold 1-0, F Lynch, D Goold 0-2 each, D O’Connor (0-1f), P Kelly, C Sheehan, A Walsh, G Spillane, E Cotter 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: G Hurney (1-0 pen), B Wall (1-0f) 1-1 each, S Fleming 0-2 (0-1f), S Briggs, B Phelan, T Prendergast, R Ahearne 0-1 each.

Subs for Cork: N Murphy for Walsh (39), F Goold for Sheehan (39), G Spillane for Miskella (45), D Goold for Goulding (55), D O’Sullivan for Shields (55).

Subs for Waterford: R Ahearne for Hennessy (33), T Connors for P Hurney (45), C Phelan for Connery (50), K Power for Phelan (53), J Hurney for Walsh (57).

Referee: Pat Fox (Westmeath)

 

Clinical Cork earn high praise from Counihan

Cork 5-17 Waterford 2-8

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Independent newspaper

An impressive start from All-Ireland champions Cork set the tone as Conor Counihan’s team easily advanced past Waterford in the semi-final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. While Cork were rarely stretched by the visitors, the Rebels still produced an excellent performance, dealing well with the task at hand and showing little signs of complacency. And Cork manager Counihan was pleased with their fine start. “We got a good start and it was always going to be difficult for Waterford then,” he said. “We played some of our best football for a long time in the first 20 minutes, the goals probably knocked them back a bit. “It was two teams, one playing quite well and the other not playing as well as they can — though they had a period before half-time when they got a goal and a few points.” He added: “You always want to be the best you can be, but at times we made basic errors, which we’ll have to work on, but all in all you can’t be too critical.”

It has been one of the criticisms levelled at this Cork team — that they do not score enough goals and fail to kill off teams — but here they attempted to do so early on, having registered 3-7 in the first 19 minutes, Waterford having mustered only two points. The first of those goals carried plenty of good fortune, as centre-back John Miskella’s ball from between the ’45’ and ’65’, intended for Daniel Goulding, was misjudged by Waterford goalkeeper Kieran Cotter and the ball bounced into the net. That made it 1-1 to 0-1 with four minutes gone, but the second goal, on nine minutes, had no luck attached to it as the Rebels carved open the Waterford defence.

They possibly overdid things, Donncha O’Connor playing a sideline ball to Ciaran Sheehan and taking the return before twice exchanging passes with Patrick Kelly, who then palmed across goal towards Goulding for an easy finish. The points were flowing over as well, as Sheehan scored a beauty on 12 minutes and Goulding got another before the third goal. Kelly’s perfect pass into the path of Alan O’Connor set things in motion, the midfielder just getting his toe to the ball to send it to Goulding and his handpass allowed Paul Kerrigan to finish clinically past Cotter. But, amazingly, the Rebels would then go 14 minutes without scoring as Waterford added three points with Brian Phelan applying a top-quality strike, and while Aidan Walsh ended Cork’s drought with a fine score, Waterford still finished stronger.

Brian Wall’s effort crept just over Alan Quirke’s crossbar before Gary Hurney was pushed in the small rectangle by Eoin Cadogan, the corner-forward taking the penalty himself and sending Quirke the wrong way. Clearly Cork were given a lecture at half-time about letting Waterford back into contention. Cork’s fourth goal arrived within 18 seconds of the restart as Walsh and Donncha O’Connor combined to give Goulding a chance, which he took with relish. After that goal, the game was a procession as Cork continued to go for the jugular while Waterford were completely stifled, barely getting a sniff of a chance. Goulding was unlucky not to get his hat-trick on 41 minutes when his ground shot was blocked by Kieran Connery after he had dispossessed Cotter. But substitute Fintan Goold ensured that the Rebels scored five goals in a championship match for the first time since the 1993 All-Ireland semi-final win over Mayo, with a brilliant top-corner finish moments later.

Corner-back Eoin Cotter and substitute David Goold also got in on the scoring act, though Waterford did glean some consolation as Brian Wall’s free from 35 yards eluded Quirke and bounced in. It was mere window-dressing on the scoreline, however, and Cork’s passage to face Kerry in the final was never going to be blocked. Counihan dismissed any notions that the two finalists won’t know what level they are at following their respective facile semi-final victories. “I think the teams know themselves well now at this stage, there’s no tricks up the sleeve,” Counihan said afterwards. “Cork people always like going to Killarney and we’re looking forward to it, we know that there’s only a point or two in it at any time.”

Scorers — Cork: D Goulding 2-2, P Kerrigan 1-3, J Miskella 1-2, F Goold 1-0, F Lynch, D Goold 0-2 each, P Kelly, A Walsh, C Sheehan, E Cotter, D O’Connor (0-1f), G Spillane 0-1 each.

Waterford: B Wall (1-0f) , G Hurney (1-0 pen) 1-1 each, T Prendergast, S Fleming (0-1f) 0-2 each, S Briggs, B Phelan 0-1 each.

CORK — A Quirke 6; E Cadogan 6, E Cotter 7, M Shields 8; G Canty 7, J Miskella 9, P Kissane 6; A O’Connor 7, A Walsh 8; C Sheehan 7, P Kelly 8, F Lynch 7; D Goulding 8, D O’Connor 6, P Kerrigan 8. Subs: F Goold 8 for Sheehan, N Murphy 6 for Walsh (both 39), G Spillane 7 for Miskella (45), D Goold 7 for Goulding, D O’Sullivan 6 for Shields (both 55).

WATERFORD — K Cotter 7; M O’Gorman 6, T O’Gorman 7, K Connery 6; E Walsh 6, S Briggs 5, T Grey 6; M Ahern 5, B Phelan 6; B Wall 7, P Hurney 6, W Hennessy 5; G Hurney 6, S Fleming 6, T Prendergast 6. Subs: R Ahearne 6 for Hennessy (33), T Connors 6 for P Hurney (44), C Phelan 6 for K Connery (47), K Power 6 for B Phelan (54), J Hurney 6 for Walsh (57).

Ref — P Fox (Westmeath)

 

Munster SFC: Five-star Rebels roast Decies

Cork hit the net five times as they consigned Waterford to an 18-point drubbing at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The defending All-Ireland champions set up a provincial final meeting with Kerry by hammering John Owens’ men by 5-17 to 2-8. The contest was over by half time as goals from John Miskella, Daniel Goulding and Paul Kerrigan had the winners ahead by 3-8 to 1-6, with Gary Hurney netting for the visitors from a late penalty.

Goulding (within 30 seconds of the restart) and substitute Fintan Goold added to the Leeside goalfest, while Brian Wall bagged the second Waterford goal from a free. Cork’s first three majors arrived inside the opening 19 minutes and the game was a patent mis-match between the Division One winners and the side that finished bottom of Division Three. Waterford enjoyed a purple patch coming up to the short whistle, with scores from Brian Phelan, Hurney, Shane Briggs and Tommy Prendergast. But the Rebels were far too strong and twelve of their players got their names on the scoresheet.

Cork: A Quirke; E Cadogan, E Cotter (0-1), M Shields; G Canty, J Miskella (1-2), P Kissane; A O’Connor, A Walsh (0-1); C Sheehan (0-1), P Kelly (0-1), F Lynch (0-2); D Goulding (2-2), D O’Connor (0-1), P Kerrigan (1-3). Subs: F Goold (1-0) for Sheehan, N Murphy for Walsh (both 39 mins), G Spillane (0-1) for Miskella (45), D Goold (0-2) for Goulding, D O’Sullivan for Shields (both 55).

Waterford: K Cotter; M O’Gorman, T O’Gorman, K Connery; E Walsh, S Briggs (0-1), T Grey; M Ahern, B Phelan (0-1); B Wall (1-1), P Hurney, W Hennessy; G Hurney (1-1), S Fleming (0-2), T Prendergast (0-2). Subs: R Ahearne for Hennessy (33 mins), T Connors for P Hurney (44), C Phelan for Connery (47), K Power for Phelan (54), J Hurney for Walsh (58).

Click to listen to GAA Football podcast with Niall Cahalane (Cork), Eamon Fitzmaurice (Kerry) and Trevor Giles

(Courtesy of the Irish Examiner)

Team News

The Cork Senior Football Team to play Waterford in the Munster S.F.C. Semi-Final @ Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday 5/6/11 at 3.30pm will line out as follows:

1. Alan Quirke Valley Rovers

2. Eoin Cotter Douglas

3. Michael Shields St. Finbarrs

4. Eoin Cadogan  Douglas

5. Graham Canty Bantry Blues

6. John Miskella Ballincollig

7. Paudie Kissane Clyda Rovers

8. Alan O’Connor St. Colum’s

9. Aidan Walsh  Kanturk

10. Ciarán Sheehan Eire Óg

11. Patrick Kelly Ballincollig

12. Fiachra Lynch Valley Rovers

13. Daniel Goulding Eire Óg

14. Donncha O’Connor Ballydesmond

15. Paul Kerrigan Nemo Rangers

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Cork Waterford
2011 Team Management Conor Counihan
(Aghada – Coach);
Terry O’Neill (Bantry Blues); Peadar Healy (Naomh Aban); Ger O’Sullivan (Dromtarriffe); Jim Nolan (Castlehaven)
John Owens (Manager),
Jim McGrath (Selector),
Liam Dalton (Selector),
Kenny Hassett (Selector),
Joe Hagan (Selector) 

 

2011 Team Captain Graham Canty
(Bantry Blues)
Tony Grey (Captain)
Wayne Hennessy
(Vice Captain)
2010 Championship Performance Drew with Kerry in the Munster Semi-Final before losing the replay by 1-15 to 1-14. Cork then recorded victories over Cavan, Wexford, Limerick, Roscommon and Dublin to qualify for the All-Ireland Final where they recorded a 0-16 to 0-15 victory over Down. Defeated Clare by 1-10 to 0-9 in the Munster Quarter-Final before losing to Limerick by 1-17 to 1-9 in the semi-final. Waterford subsequently lost to Offaly by 0-15 to 0-10 in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers
Number of Munster Senior Football titles 36 1
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2009 1898
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 28
Won – 16
Lost – 7
Drawn – 5
Played – 13
Won – 2
Lost – 11
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship May 24th 2009 at Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Quarter-Final) – Cork 2-18 Waterford 1-7 – goals by Paul Kerrigan and Donnacha O’Connor helped Cork to a 14 point victory over Waterford.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday May 22nd

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 0-11

@ Pairc Uí Chaoimh                       Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11


Semi-Finals
Saturday June 4th (Replay date – June 11th)

 

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Kerry 6:45pm

Sunday June 5th (Replay date – June 11th)

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                       Waterford v Cork 3:30pm

 

Final

Sunday July 3rd (Replay date – July 9th)

2:00pm throw-in

2011 Munster Senior Football Championship Matches played to date

Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 0-11 – May 22nd @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: B Kealy; K Young, M Ó Sé, T O’Sullivan; T Ó Sé, E Brosnan, A O’Mahony; S Scanlon, B Sheehan; Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, D Walsh; C Cooper, K Donaghy, K O’Leary.
Subs: M Quirke for S Scanlon (26 – blood); P Galvin for K O’Leary (53); BJ Keane for Darran O’Sullivan (60); D Bohan for A O’Mahony (63); S Enright for T O’Sullivan (63); A O’Connell for E Brosnan (69)

Tipperary: M O’Donnell; A Morrissey, P Codd, C McDonald; C Dillon, L Egan, C Aylward; G Hannigan, B Jones; B Fox, P Austen, H Coghlan; C Sweeney, S Grogan, B Grogan.
Subs: B Mulvihill for S Grogan (43); P Acheson for C Sweeney (56); J Cagney for B Jones (66); S Hahessy for P Austin (70);

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11 – May 22nd @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: A Quirke; R Carey, M Shields, J O’Sullivan; G Canty, N O’Leary, D O’Sullivan; A O’Connor, A Walsh; C Sheehan, P Kelly, P O’Neill; D Goulding, D O’Connor, D Goold.
Subs used: P Kerrigan for Goold (47 mins), P Kissane for Shields, F Lynch for Kelly (both 62), N Murphy for Walsh (65), J Miskella for O’Sullivan (66)

Clare: Joe Hayes; K Hartnett, B Duggan, L Healy; John Hayes, G Kelly, M McMahon; N Browne, G Brennan; G Kelly, D Tubridy, C O’Connor; A Clohessy, D O’Neill, R Donnelly
Subs used: S Brennan for O’Connor, S McNeiles for John Hayes (both half-time), J Dowling for O’Neill (70 mins).

Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Football Championship

Daniel Goulding (Cork) – 0-8 (0-6 frees)
Donnacha O’Connor (Cork) – 1-4 (0-2 frees)

Bryan Sheehan (Kerry) – 2-1 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free)
Colm Cooper (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)

Rory Donnelly (Clare) – 0-5
Ciaran Sheehan (Cork) – 0-4

Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 0-3

Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 0-3

Barry Grogan (Tipperary) – 0-3 (0-2 frees)
David Tubridy (Clare) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Philip Austin (Tipperary) – 0-2
Gary Brennan (Clare) – 0-2

Michael Shields (Cork), Alan O’Connor (Cork), Aidan Walsh (Cork), Pearse O’Neill (Cork), Paul Kerrigan (Cork), John Miskella (Cork), Kieran O’Leary (Kerry), Eoin Brosnan (Kerry), Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Donnacha Walsh (Kerry), Brian Fox (Tipperary), George Hannigan (Tipperary), Brian Mulvihill (Tipperary), Peter Acheson (Tipperary), Alan Clohessy (Clare)  – 0-1 each

FOOTBALL – Odds and Ends

Allianz Football League Division 1 champions Cork proved that points win games, not goals. The Rebels scored just 6 goals in 8 matches in the League (compared to 18 goals for League runners-up Dublin). However, a contribution of 131 points (average of 16+ per game) proved sufficient to retain their League title.

Kerry conceded just 5 goals in Allianz Football League Division 1 action (Dublin 3, Armagh and Down 1 each).

There has been a 33% increase in the number of scores in each of the last 3 Munster Senior Football Championships – 2008 (21 scores per game), 2009 (24 scores per game), 2010 (28 scores per game).

Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford have played a combined 17 competitive away matches in 2011 and won 3. Clare, Tipperary and Waterford have away games in their first Munster Championship matches.

Kerry’s only competitive defeats of 2011 to date have come against Allianz Football League Division 1 finalists Cork and Dublin – losing by 1 point on both occasions.

Clare joined Dublin as the only counties in the Allianz Football League to score 10 goals more than they conceded during the League rounds. Clare scored 13 goals (5 each against London and Kilkenny) and conceded 3.

Since 2000, Limerick have won 2 home games in the Munster Senior Football Championship – against Waterford in 2004 (1-18 to 0-7) and against Clare in 2006 (2-5 to 0-8).

Cork’s Daniel Goulding was the 3rd top scorer in the 2010 Provincial and All-Ireland Senior Football Championships, scoring 1-43 to lie behind John Doyle (Kildare) and Bernard Brogan (Dublin) in the top scorer charts.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (73) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010

Cork (36) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior 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 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sf_teams/

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 14 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Cork 3-16 Waterford 1-8

Rebels finish with a flourish

Cork 3-16 Waterford 1-8

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, June 06, 2011

CORK started well and finished strongly to see their way past Waterford and into the Munster JFC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday. After 21 minutes, the home side led by 0-11 to 0-2 and outscored their opponents 3-3 to 0-1 in the final quarter, but in between those two purple patches, Waterford put it up to the Rebels. Edmund Hogan’s goal for the Déise in the 45th minute left just three points in it, Cork leading by 0-13 to 1-7, but no other chances to eat into that gap presented themselves and the home team rediscovered their rhythm to set up a final meeting with Kerry on July 6.

Cork know the value of this competition — 11 of the 30 players to tog out for last year’s All-Ireland senior final previously won medals in the lower grade — and some of those on show showed that they can make the step up. Marauding wing-back Sean Kiely got forward well and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet, Kevin O’Driscoll dictated matters at centre-forward and inside Mark Cronin, Andrew O’Brien and Cathrach Keane all scored fine points. In addition, Seamus and Andrew O’Sullivan combined well at midfield, and with this strong basis, Cork raced into an early lead as Waterford struggled to find their feet, but over-elaboration cost the Rebels at times. O’Brien’s huge point after Kiely’s clever handpass opened up that nine-point lead with nine minutes left until half-time, but between there and the break, Waterford reeled off four in a row, John Wall with two frees, though in the midst of that burst Kiely was denied a Cork goal by a fine Glen Kelly save after a good move.

The visitors continued to hold the momentum early in the second half despite Seamus O’Sullivan’s fisted point, and five minutes in they got a great chance to cut the lead when Cork corner-back Kevin Harrington was deemed to have foot-blocked a Hogan shot in the small rectangle. Wall’s tame penalty was saved by Tom O’Connor, however, with the goalkeeper also keeping out the corner-forward’s rebound and then holding Craig Guiry’s follow-up effort. With sub Sean Aherne making an impact, though, Waterford were still not out of it, Darren Guiry just wide with a goal effort before they did raise a green flag, Guiry with a good run before feeding Tony Kirwan, who showed good composure to handpass across goal for Hogan to palm home. It was as good as it got for them, however. Cork responded well with points from Brian Coughlan and Cronin to move 0-16 to 1-8 ahead before O’Driscoll’s goal, capping a flowing move involving him, O’Brien and Keane. With time running out, sub Tom Clancy scored two goals to put the gloss on it for Cork, the first a fine finish and the second a rebound after Kevin Harrington’s point attempt came off the post.

Scorers for Cork: T Clancy 2-0, K O’Driscoll 1-1, B Coughlan, M Cronin (1f), A O’Brien, C Keane 0-3 each, D O’Donovan (1f), K Harrington, S O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: E Walsh 0-4 (3f), E Hogan 1-1, J Wall 0-2f, C Guiry 0-1.

CORK: T O’Connor; R Buckley, O O’Mahony, K Harrington; S Kiely, R O’Sullivan, AJ O’Connor; S O’Sullivan, A O’Sullivan; D O’Donovan, K O’Driscoll, B Coughlan; M Cronin, A O’Brien, C Keane.

Subs: E Wiseman for Buckley (36), T Clancy for O’Donovan (47), M Dilworth for Coughlan (60).

WATERFORD: G Kelly; M Crotty, M Supple, M Prendergast; A O’Loughlin, E Rockett, T Costello; P Lynch, D Kirwan; D Guiry, E Hogan, C Guiry; J Wall, E Walsh, M Moore.

Subs: S Aherne for Kirwan (ht), T Kirwan for Wall (39), L Hayes for Crotty (43), S Lannon for (44), T Ó hUallacháín for O’Loughlin (58).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)

Next Round – the winners play Kerry or Limerick in the Munster Final on Wednesday July 6th.

Team News

The Cork Junior Football Team to play Waterford in the in Munster JFC Semi-Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Sunday 5/6/11 at 1.30pm will line out as follows:

1. Tom O’Connor Douglas

2. Rory Buckley Macroom

3. Owen O’Mahoney Macroom

4. Kevin Harrington  Bantry Blues

5. Sean KielyMacroom

6. Richard O’Sullivan Kinsale

7. Anthony J. O’Connor Kiskeam

8. Seamus O’Sullivan Dromtarriffe

9. Andrew O’Sullivan Castletownbere

10. Daniel O’Donovan Bishopstown

11. Kevin O’Driscoll Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh

12. Colm O’Driscoll  Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh

13. Mark Cronin Gabriel Rangers

14. Andrew O’Brien Kildorrery

15. Cáthrach Keane Newcestown

Captain: Seamus O’Sulllivan

Subs:

16. Sean Murphy Lyre

17. Enda Wiseman Castletownbere

18. Pat Gayer Castlemagner

19. Brian Coughlan Kinsale

20. Hurl Dockery Mallow

21. Matt Dilworth Knocknagree

22. Tom Clancy Fermoy

23. Fionn O’Shea Clyda Rovers

24. Fionn Keane Newcestown

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Cork Waterford
2011 Team Management Niall Kelleher (Millstreet – Coach), Seán Bowens (Castlemartyr), Michael Lyons (Araglen), Paul McCarthy (Kinsale), Tim O’Sullivan (Macroom)
2011 Team Captain Seamus O Sullivan (Dromtariffe)
2010 Championship Performance Lost to Kerry by 1-12 to 0-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Clare by 0-13 to 1-8 before losing to Limerick by 0-9 to 1-5 in the Munster Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Junior Football titles 27 3
Last Munster Junior Football Title 2009 2004
Munster Junior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 17
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 13
Won – 3
Lost – 10
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Junior Football Championship May 24th 2009 – Cork 1-14 Waterford 1-4 at Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Quarter-Final) – Waterford scored an early goal but a Fiachra Lynch goal for Cork out the Rebels in front by 1-6 to 1-1 at the interval before going on to win by 10 points.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals

Sunday May 22nd

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 1-8

@ Pairc Uí Chaoimh                       Cork 2-14 Clare 0-6

Semi-Finals
Saturday June 4th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Kerry 4:45pm

Sunday June 5th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                       Waterford v Cork 1:30pm

Final

Wednesday July 6th

7:30pm throw-in

2011 Munster Junior Football Championship Matches played to date

Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 1-8 – May 22nd @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: S Óg Ó Ciardubháin; K O’Dwyer, S Brosnan, B Maguire; E Hickson, A Greaney, J Walsh; A Garnett, B Costello; G Sayers, M Murphy, JB Spillane; G O’Grady, B Poff, A Fitzgerald.
Subs: F Courtney for B Costello (48); M Brennan for A Greaney (48); T McGoldrick for A Fitzgerald (53); P Kennelly for G O’Grady (53); P Kilkenny for J Walsh (57).

Tipperary: J English; D O’Sullivan, D Lynch, R Kiely; D Leahy, J O’Callaghan, M O’Sullivan; D Heffernan, E Kendrick; B Hewitt, A Moloney, G Ryan; J Egan, D Butler, A Walsh.
Subs: M O’Dwyer for J O’Callaghan (24); T Hanley for D Heffernan (40); G Quinn for M O’Sullivan (50); S O’Connor for D Butler (50); A Hannigan for B Hewitt (57).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Cork 2-14 Clare 0-6 – May 22nd @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: T. O’Connor; R. Buckley, O. O’Mahony, K. Harrington; S. Kiely, R. O’Sullivan, B. Daly; A. O’Sullivan, S. O’Sullivan; D. O’Donovan, K. O’Driscoll, C. O’Driscoll; M. Cronin, A. O’Brien, C. Keane.
Subs: AJ O’Connor for Daly (45); T. Clancy for S. O’Sullivan (50); M. Dilworth, for O’Donovan (55); P. Gayer for R. O’Sullivan (55); B. Coughlan for A. O’Sullivan (55).

Clare: T. Burke; C. Marrinan, D. Hickey, Dean Ryan; S. Tierney, P. O’Connor, C. O’Brien; T. Ryan, S. Crotty; E. Lyons, S. Collins, P. Clancy; P. McMahon, David Ryan, M. McCarthy.
Subs: M. O’Loughlin for Merrinan (ht); P. Collins for E. Lyons (ht); G. Lyons for C. O’Brien (ht); m. Malone for D. Ryan (35); A. Considine for S. Crotty (50).

Referee: Brian Tyrell (Tipperary)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Junior Football Championship

A Fitzgerald (Kerry) – 1-4 (0-2 frees)

Cathrach Keane (Cork) – 2-1
Alan Moloney (Tipperary) – 1-3 (0-2 frees)

Mark McCarthy (Clare) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
G O’Grady (Kerry) – 1-1 (0-1 free)
G Sayers (Kerry) – 0-4
C. O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Mark Cronin (Cork) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Gavin Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-3
B Poff (Kerry) – 0-2
Kevin O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-2

D. O’Donovan (Cork), S. O’Sullivan (Cork), Andrew. O’Sullivan (Cork), A. O’Brien (Cork), P. McMahon (Clare), E Hickson (Kerry), JB Spillane (Kerry), J Walsh (Kerry), B Costello (Kerry), B Maguire (Kerry), J Egan (Tipperary), D Butler (Tipperary) 0-1 each

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (39) – 1913, 1914, 1915, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (27) – 1911, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009

Tipperary (7) – 1910, 1912, 1923, 1935, 1937, 1952, 1998

Limerick (4) – 1916, 1929, 1939, 1950

Waterford (3) – 1948, 1999, 2004

Clare (1) – 1925

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior 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 in 1910 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/jf_teams/

Munster Junior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1957

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship

34 of the 80 All-Ireland titles contested in this grade have been won by 4 Munster counties. In the Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork and Kerry lead the way with 15 and 14 titles respectively. Tipperary have won 3 All-Ireland’s while Waterford’s 2 titles came in 1999 and 2004.  23 counties in total

Munster Senior Football Semi-Final – Kerry 1-26 Limerick 3-9

KERRY MASTER CLASS TOO MUCH FOR OUTCLASSED LIMERICK

Munster Senior Football Championship – semi final

By Murt Murphy for kerrygaa.ie

Kerry 1-26 Limerick 3-9

Kerry routed an outclassed Limerick side in this one sided Munster Senior Football Championship semi final played at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick this evening. It was very much men against boys as Kerry won as they liked and they seemed content to take points when goals were on as Limerick gained some level of respectability with late goals in both halves Kerry dominated the opening half and only for their failure to avail of five goal scoring opportunities, they would have been out of sight by half time. Jim O’Donovan gave Limerick the early lead inside the opening minute, but that was as good as it got for the home side, as Kerry attacked in waves with some fabulous movement and accurate foot passing, from players like Bryan Sheehan, Declan and Darran O’Sullivan.

The key battles at both ends of the pitch were being won by Kerry, as Tom O’Sullivan kept Limerick danger man Ger Collins under wraps, while Kieran Donaghy completely outplayed Shane Gallagher in air and on the ground. Then when you toss in the genius of Colm Cooper, Limerick was on the ropes for the opening half hour. Once Kieran Donaghy levelled, it was all one way traffic with Cooper adding four points, Declan and Darran O’Sullivan two apiece while Bryan Sheehan added two points from placed balls and in between in the 12th minute , Kieran Donaghy sent Darran O’Sullivan racing through, and when he dropped the ball, he finished soccer style to the Limerick net. Then with Kerry threatening to run riot , Limerick rallied in the final seven minutes of the half, after three substitutions, scoring 1-3 without reply with Seanie Buckley beating Brendan Kealy at his near post for a 28th minute goal and then Ger Collins adding two points, the final point could well have been a goal, after Kealy was dispossessed as Kerry led 1-11 to 1-4.

The second half was nothing more than a training spin for Kerry as Cooper, Donaghy and Declan O’Sullivan continued to score points at will as they stretched 1-18 to 1-6 clear by the 52nd minute. Limerick never gave up and grabbed goals in the 53rd minute from Ger Collins and in the 67th minute from Seamus O’Carroll, but it was a no contest as Kerry did as they pleased with Paul Galvin playing a nice cameo role off the bench. Limerick clearly missed their injured duo of John Galvin and Stephen Lucey while Kerry’s concession of three goals will be Jack O’Connor’s only concern as Kerry prepare for a probable Munster Final meeting in Killarney with All-Ireland Champions Cork in four weeks time.

Man of the Match; Declan O’Sullivan ( Kerry)

Scorers:

Kerry

C Cooper 0-7 ( 0-1 free) , Darran O’Sullivan 1-3 Declan O’Sullivan 0-4, B Sheehan 0-2(0-1 ’45), K Donaghy and K O’Leary 0-2 each , K Young, P Galvin, B J Keane , E Brosnan, D Bohan D Geaney 0-1 each Limerick G Collins 1-4 (0-1 free), S Buckley and S O’Carroll 1-0, S Kelly 0-1 free J O’Donovan J McCarthy, S Gallagher, M Sheehan 0-1 each

Teams

Kerry

B Kealy, S Enright, M O’Se, T O’Sullivan, A O’Mahony, E Brosnan, K Young, B Sheehan, A Maher, Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, D Walsh, C Cooper, K Donaghy, K O’Leary

Subs: P Galvin for Darran O’Sullivan (50), B J Keane for D Walsh (58), M Quirke for B Sheehan (58), D Bohan for A O’Mahony (58), D Geaney for K O’Leary (60)

Limerick

B Scanlon, S Lavin, S Gallagher, M O’Riordan, P Ranahan, J McCarthy, B Fitzpatrick, T Lee, J O’Donovan, S Buckley, J Kelly, S Kelly, G Collins, J Cooke, I Ryan

Subs: E Joy for J O’Donovan (28), M Sheehan for E Joy inj (30), E O’Connor for J Kelly (32), J O’Riordan for B Fitzpatrick (45), S O’Carroll for S Kelly (60)

Referee R Hickey (Clare)

 

Munster SFC: Kerry outclass Limerick

From the Hogan Stand newspaper

Kerry had too much firepower for Limerick in this provincial semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds (1-26 to 3-9). The match was a lot more one-sided than the final scoreline suggests, with late Limerick goals in each half putting some respectability onto the scoreboard. Colm Cooper scored seven points for Jack O’Connor’s men (six from play), and Darran O’Sullivan struck 1-3, with the goal coming in the twelfth minute and setting the tone for a long evening for the hosts.

Kerry – who had twelve different scorers as well as an outstanding defensive display from Tom O’Sullivan – bossed the opening period, with Kieran Donaghy, Bryan Sheehan, Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan and Cooper pulling the strings. Jim O’Donovan had put the losers into an early lead but Donaghy levelled and Kerry points flowed from Cooper (four), the O’Sullivans (two each) and Sheehan (two).

The hosts made three substitutions before closing the half out with a run of 1-3, including two points from Ger Collins and a 28th-minute Seanie Buckley major. It was 1-11 to 1-4 at the break and the visitors reeled off seven of the next nine points to assume a 1-18 to 1-6 advantage by the end of the third quarter. Under-strength Limerick kept battling to the bitter end and they were rewarded with goals from Collins (53) and substitute Seamus O’Carroll (67) but this one went very much with form and Kerry are into another Munster final in four weeks’ time.

Kerry: B Kealy; S Enright, M O’Se, T O’Sullivan; A O’Mahony, E Brosnan (0-1), K Young (0-1); B Sheehan (0-2), A Maher; Darran O’Sullivan (1-3), Declan O’Sullivan (0-4), D Walsh; C Cooper (0-7), K Donaghy (0-2), K O’Leary (0-2). Subs: P Galvin (0-1) for Darran O’Sullivan (50), B J Keane (0-1) for D Walsh (58), M Quirke for B Sheehan (58), D Bohan (0-1) for A O’Mahony (58), D Geaney (0-1) for K O’Leary (60).

Limerick: B Scanlon; S Lavin, S Gallagher (0-1), M O’Riordan; P Ranahan, J McCarthy (0-1), B Fitzpatrick; T Lee, J O’Donovan (0-1); S Buckley (1-0), J Kelly, S Kelly (0-1); G Collins (1-4), J Cooke, I Ryan. Subs: E Joy for J O’Donovan (28), M Sheehan (0-1) for E Joy (30), E O’Connor for J Kelly (32), J O’Riordan for B Fitzpatrick (45), S O’Carroll (1-0) for S Kelly (60).

Click to listen to GAA Football podcast with Niall Cahalane (Cork), Eamon Fitzmaurice (Kerry) and Trevor Giles
(Courtesy of the Irish Examiner)

Next Round – the winners play Cork or Waterford in the Munster Final on Sunday July 3rd at 2:00pm.

Admission Prices
Adult Covered Stand (Mackey Stand) – €20 (Tickets can be pre-purchased in advance through Clubs or on http://www.munster.gaa.ie)  (Note – patrons can travel INTERNALLLY from the Mackey Stand to the Uncovered stand if they so wish on the night. Entry to stands will be via the Mackey stand only.)
Adult Terrace (Clare End) – €10
Family tickets for the Covered Stand at €20 for adults and €5 for Under 16s (Tickets can be pre-purchased in advance through Clubs or on http://www.munster.gaa.ie)
Under 16s will admitted free to the terrace
Student/OAP – Concession on specific s styles on the day (on production of I.D.)

Munster GAA would like to confirm that student discounts apply to all students who present valid ID cards. In relation to Second Level students we are aware that schools don’t produce cards but they can get Student travel Cards from USIT offices or from www.studenttravelcard.ie. Alternately, Secondary students can get an ISSU scholar card from www.studentcard.ie or International student ID card from www.isic.org. Unfortunately the scheme has been much abused in the past and we were forced to seek ID cards from all patrons attempting to avail of the discount. This is in keeping with other bodies such as Irish Rail and Bus Eireann.

Team News

The Kerry team to play Limerick on Saturday at 6.45pm in The Gaelic Grounds Limerick is as follows: 1. Brendan Kealy, (Kilcummin) 2.Shane Enright (Tarbert) 3 Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) . 4 Tom O’Sullivan (Rathmore) 5. Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore) 6. Eoin Brosnan (Dr. Crokes) 7. Killian Young (Renard) 8. Anthony Maher (Duagh) 9.Bryan Sheehan (St. Mary’s ) 10. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar) 11. Declan O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar) 12. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane), 13. Colm Cooper (Dr. Crokes) Captain 14 Kieran Donaghy(Austin Stacks) 15.Kieran O’Leary (Dr. Crokes)

Subs: Tomás Mac a t’Saoir (An Ghaeltacht) Paul Galvin (Finuge) Daniel Bohan (Austin Stacks) Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahilly’s) Michéal Quirke (Kerins O’Rahilly’s) Padraig Reidy (Scartaglin) David Geaney (Daingean Uí Chúis) Adrian O’Connell (St Michaels Foilmore) Niall O’Mahony (Spa) Peter Crowley Laune Rangers Daithí Casey (Dr. Crokes) Brian Maguire (Listowel Emmetts) Johnny Buckley (Dr. Crokes)

Seamus Scanlon is unavailable for selection as he is undergoing a minor medical procedure.

LIMERICK v Kerry in the Munster SFC quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Saturday at 6.45pm: B Scanlon; S Lavin, S Gallagher, M O’Riordan; P Ranahan, J McCarthy, B Fitzpatrick (captain); T Lee; J O’Donovan; S Buckley, J Kelly, S Kelly; G Collins, J Cooke, I Ryan.

Traffic Management Plan

Limerick v Kerry Junior & Senior Football Championship Match(s)

Saturday 4th.June,2011 Gaelic Grounds, Ennis Road, Limerick

Throw In 4:45pm & 6.45pm

Major Event Pulse ID 32365

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Introduction

The following is the Traffic Management Plan to cater for the above event which is deemed a “Category B” Event as follows:

Sarsfield Bridge, Shannon Bridge, Thomond Bridge and New Limerick Tunnel will be open to 2 way Traffic at all times Traffic travelling inbound on the M7 or from other routes should follow the N18 Galway Route and use Exit 3 (Clonmacken Exit ) – similarly traffic inbound on N18 should use Exit 4 Caherdavin Exit. Delays can expected on all routes owing to extra volumes.

Road Closures will not apply or be put in place for this event.

No general parking spaces are available immediately outside or within the grounds and vehicle access to the grounds (this includes access for vehicles with special needs) is limited by Pass (Only) issued by Stadium Management.

Parking restrictions will be put in place at/near the Stadium and Vehicles found in breach will be impounded. Penalty €125.00 p-ayment before release. The same applies to vehicles parked in bus lanes/ cycle lanes Prosecutions in Court may arise also.

The Garda advice to all patrons attending this event on 4th.June, 2011 is to use bus/mini bus, private hire or share transport to this event. Arrive early and avail of street/multi- storey parking in the city centre area. Patrons can either walk out to the Stadium – 15/20 minute walk or avail of the Public Bus or any Taxi/PSV vehicle service. Patrons heeding of this advice are likely to avoid delays in travelling home after event.

Reduce the risk of theft or interference with property and do not leave any bags/mobile phones or other valuables in vehicles

Remember!!!

Do not park illegally – your actions may have consequences for Emergency Vehicle Access or damage local amenities

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Kerry Limerick
2011 Team Management Jack O’Connor (Piarsaigh Na Dromada – Manager),
Alan O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys – Physical coach), Donie Buckley (Castleisland Desmonds – Coach),
Ger O’Keeffe (Austin Stacks – Selector), Diarmuid Murphy (Daingean Uí Chúis – Selector)
Maurice Horan
(Na Piarsaigh – Manager), 

Ephie Fitzgerald (Coach/Selector)

Joe Lee
(Newcastlewest – Selector)

2011 Team Captain Colm Cooper
(Dr. Crokes)
Barry Fitzpatrick
(Monaleen)
2010 Championship Performance Won the Munster Final with victories over Tipperary, Cork (after a replay) and Limerick. Lost to Down in the All-Ireland Senior Football Quarter-Final. Qualified for the Munster Final with a 1-17 to 1-8 victory over Waterford. Lost to Kerry by 1-17 to 1-14 in the Munster Final. Lost to Cork by 0-16 to 1-11 after extra time in the All-Ireland Qualifiers
Number of Munster Senior Football titles 73 1
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2010 1896
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 30
Won – 21
Lost – 4
Drawn – 5
Played – 21
Won – 9
Lost – 11
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship July 4th 2010 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney – Kerry 1-17 Limerick 1-14 (Munster Final) – Limerick led by 3 points at the interval before Kerry scored 1-7 without reply to take the lead. Limerick came back to level but 3 late Kerry points saw them secure their 73rd Munster crown.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday May 22nd

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 0-11

@ Pairc Uí Chaoimh                       Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11


Semi-Finals
Saturday June 4th (Replay date – June 11th)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Kerry 6:45pm

Sunday June 5th (Replay date – June 11th)

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                       Waterford v Cork 3:30pm

 

Final

Sunday July 3rd (Replay date – July 9th)

2:00pm throw-in

2011 Munster Senior Football Championship Matches played to date

Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 0-11 – May 22nd @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: B Kealy; K Young, M Ó Sé, T O’Sullivan; T Ó Sé, E Brosnan, A O’Mahony; S Scanlon, B Sheehan; Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, D Walsh; C Cooper, K Donaghy, K O’Leary.
Subs: M Quirke for S Scanlon (26 – blood); P Galvin for K O’Leary (53); BJ Keane for Darran O’Sullivan (60); D Bohan for A O’Mahony (63); S Enright for T O’Sullivan (63); A O’Connell for E Brosnan (69)

Tipperary: M O’Donnell; A Morrissey, P Codd, C McDonald; C Dillon, L Egan, C Aylward; G Hannigan, B Jones; B Fox, P Austen, H Coghlan; C Sweeney, S Grogan, B Grogan.
Subs: B Mulvihill for S Grogan (43); P Acheson for C Sweeney (56); J Cagney for B Jones (66); S Hahessy for P Austin (70);

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11 – May 22nd @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: A Quirke; R Carey, M Shields, J O’Sullivan; G Canty, N O’Leary, D O’Sullivan; A O’Connor, A Walsh; C Sheehan, P Kelly, P O’Neill; D Goulding, D O’Connor, D Goold.
Subs used: P Kerrigan for Goold (47 mins), P Kissane for Shields, F Lynch for Kelly (both 62), N Murphy for Walsh (65), J Miskella for O’Sullivan (66)

Clare: Joe Hayes; K Hartnett, B Duggan, L Healy; John Hayes, G Kelly, M McMahon; N Browne, G Brennan; G Kelly, D Tubridy, C O’Connor; A Clohessy, D O’Neill, R Donnelly
Subs used: S Brennan for O’Connor, S McNeiles for John Hayes (both half-time), J Dowling for O’Neill (70 mins).

Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)


2011 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Football Championship

Daniel Goulding (Cork) – 0-8 (0-6 frees)
Donnacha O’Connor (Cork) – 1-4 (0-2 frees)

Bryan Sheehan (Kerry) – 2-1 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free)
Colm Cooper (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)

Rory Donnelly (Clare) – 0-5
Ciaran Sheehan (Cork) – 0-4

Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 0-3

Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 0-3

Barry Grogan (Tipperary) – 0-3 (0-2 frees)
David Tubridy (Clare) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Philip Austin (Tipperary) – 0-2
Gary Brennan (Clare) – 0-2

Michael Shields (Cork), Alan O’Connor (Cork), Aidan Walsh (Cork), Pearse O’Neill (Cork), Paul Kerrigan (Cork), John Miskella (Cork), Kieran O’Leary (Kerry), Eoin Brosnan (Kerry), Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Donnacha Walsh (Kerry), Brian Fox (Tipperary), George Hannigan (Tipperary), Brian Mulvihill (Tipperary), Peter Acheson (Tipperary), Alan Clohessy (Clare)  – 0-1 each

FOOTBALL – Odds and Ends

Allianz Football League Division 1 champions Cork proved that points win games, not goals. The Rebels scored just 6 goals in 8 matches in the League (compared to 18 goals for League runners-up Dublin). However, a contribution of 131 points (average of 16+ per game) proved sufficient to retain their League title.

Kerry conceded just 5 goals in Allianz Football League Division 1 action (Dublin 3, Armagh and Down 1 each).

There has been a 33% increase in the number of scores in each of the last 3 Munster Senior Football Championships – 2008 (21 scores per game), 2009 (24 scores per game), 2010 (28 scores per game).

Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford have played a combined 17 competitive away matches in 2011 and won 3. Clare, Tipperary and Waterford have away games in their first Munster Championship matches.

Kerry’s only competitive defeats of 2011 to date have come against Allianz Football League Division 1 finalists Cork and Dublin – losing by 1 point on both occasions.

Clare joined Dublin as the only counties in the Allianz Football League to score 10 goals more than they conceded during the League rounds. Clare scored 13 goals (5 each against London and Kilkenny) and conceded 3.

Since 2000, Limerick have won 2 home games in the Munster Senior Football Championship – against Waterford in 2004 (1-18 to 0-7) and against Clare in 2006 (2-5 to 0-8).

Cork’s Daniel Goulding was the 3rd top scorer in the 2010 Provincial and All-Ireland Senior Football Championships, scoring 1-43 to lie behind John Doyle (Kildare) and Bernard Brogan (Dublin) in the top scorer charts.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (73) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010

Cork (36) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior 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 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sf_teams/

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 14 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 1-19 Limerick 0-6

Rampant Kerry always in control against Limerick

Kerry 1-19 Limerick 0-6

By Kieran McCarthy, Gaelic Grounds for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, June 06, 2011

WITHOUT ever needing to move out of second gear, Kerry booked their spot in the Munster JFC final with the minimum of fuss on Saturday. Easing home by a whopping 16 points, the Kerry juniors simply brushed aside a poor Limerick challenge in this disappointing semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds that was every bit as one-sided as the score-line states. With Alan Fitzgerald leading the Kerry charge with a haul of 1-8 (1-7 from placed balls), alongside the impressive Andrew Garnett at midfield, Kerry had the game’s two top performers, while Limerick, after a promising opening five minutes, were distinctly second best for most of the contest.

Having raced into an early 0-3 to 0-1 lead, Limerick, thanks to promptings of full-forward Garrett Noonan, looked to make a game of it. However, with Garnett and Tim Coakley settling in midfield, Kerry quickly took control. Six points on the trot in a 10-minute spell saw Kerry overhaul Limerick’s advantage, as the visitors moved 0-7 to 0-3 ahead, thanks to three Fitzgerald frees, as well as efforts from Garnett, Gary Sayers and Gavin O’Grady. Still holding that four-point advantage at half-time, 0-9 to 0-5, Kerry kicked on in the second half, outscoring Limerick by 1-10 to 0-1, with Fitzgerald clinically dispatching an early penalty after O’Grady was fouled in the square.

Incidentally, it’s the second match in a row that Kerry have held the opposition to just one second half score, as they achieved the same feat against Tipperary in the first round match two weeks’ previously. So with Limerick just managing a solitary Donnagh Kelly point in reply, the second half was a Kerry procession, as they added scores at will, with Fitzgerald, Sayers, Garnett, Brendan Poff and Paul Kennelly all helping to keep the scoreboard operator busy.

Scorers for Kerry: A Fitzgerald 1-8 (6f, 1-0 pen, 1 45), G Sayers 0-3, B Poff, A Garnett, G O’Grady (1f) 0-2 each, P Kennelly, M Brennan 0-1 each.

Limerick: G Noonan (3f), D Kelly, J Bourke, T Collins 0-1 each.

KERRY: S Óg Ó Ciardubháin; K O’Dwyer, S Brosnan, C O’Mahony; E Hickson, B Costello, J Walsh; M Coakley, A Garnett; G Sayers, M Murphy, M Brennan; G O’Grady, B Poff, A Fitzgerald.

Subs: P Kennelly for M Brennan (45); F Courtney for M Murphy (51); T McGoldrick for G O’Grady (54); P O’Connor for J Walsh (54); K O’Connor for C O’Mahony (54).

LIMERICK: C Wallace, M Fitzgerald, A O’Sullivan, D Finnerty; C Ryan, P Martin, E Mulcahy; E Horan, P Horan; B O’Sullivan, J Bourke, T Scanlon; R Lynch, G Noonan, T Collins.

Subs: M McMahon for E Horan (ht); T Butler for D Finnerty (ht); D Kelly for B O’Sullivan (ht); D Lambe for P Horan (45); B Shannon for T Collins (52).

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Admission Prices
Adult Covered Stand (Mackey Stand) – €20 (Tickets can be pre-purchased in advance through Clubs or on http://www.munster.gaa.ie)
Adult Terrace (Clare End) – €10
Student/OAP – Concession on specific s styles on the day (on production of I.D.)
Family tickets for the Covered Stand at €20 for adults and €5 for Under 16s (Tickets can be pre-purchased in advance through Clubs or on http://www.munster.gaa.ie)
Under 16s will admitted free to the terrace

Team News

The Kerry Junior team to play Limerick in the Munster GAA Junior semi final on Saturday next at 4.45pm is as follows:

1. Sean O’Ciardubháin, Cordal 2. Kevin O’Dwyer, Watervill Shane Brosnan, Kerins O’Rahillys 4. Colin O’Mahony, Ballydonoghue 5. Eamon Hickson, Annascaul 6. Brian Costello, John Mitchels 7. James Walsh, Knocknagoshel 8. Mike Coakley, Scartaglin9. Andrew Garnett, Spa 10. Gary Sayers, Keel 1. Michael Murphy, Gneeveguilla (Capt) 12. Michael Brennan, Churchill13. Gavin O’Grady, Glenbeigh-Glencar 14. Brendan Poff, St. Pats 15. Alan Fitzgerald, Castlegregory

Subs: 16. Paul O’Sullivan, Churchill 17. Francis Courtney, Beaufort 18. Paul Kennelly, Ballydonoghue 19. Pa Kilkenny, Glenbeigh-Glencar 20. Tom McGoldrick, Brosna 21. Pádraig O’Connor, Gneeveguilla 22. Kieran O’Connor, Listowel 23. Edmund Walsh, Knocknagoshel 24. To be announced

Match Preview

Kerry’s absent stars could make clash with Limerick a close call

By Murt Murphy for kerrrygaa.ie

Kerry O’Sullivan has probably the most difficult job in football, in fact the manager of any junior intercounty team, particularly Kerry and Cork never know because of the vagaries of the rules, what players they will have from game to game so planning is very much on an ad hoc basis. However the Currow clubman takes it all in his stride – doesn’t do stress or get over excited, so possibly possesses the right qualities for this difficult job.

Kerry started with a big win over Tipperary after a tight opening half and one would imagine that this would set the side up nicely for Saturday’s tilt at Limerick. However while a week might be a long time in politics it’s even longer when you are the Kerry Junior boss. Since the win over Tipperary just two weeks ago, Kerry have lost centre back Adrian Greaney who is gone to Boston and wing forward JB Spillane had done his collar bone and if Kerry beat Limerick, he will also miss the Munster Final. On the positive note it appears that Mike Coakley and Colin O’Mahony who missed the Tipperary game are fit again and Mikey Brennan who was due to head away from the summer has delayed his departure for now. Kerry has the advantage of a game under their belts as Limerick is making their first appearance on Saturday, so that should give Kerry a slight edge.

Team boss Kerry O’Sullivan confirms that there will be changes from the Tipperary game “Adrian Greaney will definitely be missing, but Colin O’Mahony and Mike Coakley who missed out the last day, should be fit for Saturday. JB Spillane will be out with his collarbone injury so it will not be the same line up. The players were playing Co League over the weekend so we will have see have we picked up any knocks but right now we don’t have any plans to add players to the panel. With so many players going away or thinking about going away, you just don’t know where you stand at the moment and you would just be hoping to get over this game and then seeing what you have left in early July. Fellows are hedging at the moment about travelling but we will definitely know after the Co Championship so it’s all about winning on Saturday and having a look then”

O’Sullivan thinks that the fact that Kerry have played a game and Limerick have not will stand to the Kingdom “Having a match under your belt is bound to be an advantage in a competition where there is no prior form like a league or anything so rather than going in cold, having a game, has to be an advantage to a team. “ O’Sullivan was most impressed with Kerry’s team work first day out “ I think it was the teamwork from a team that were playing for the first time together that impressed me most against Tipperary. I thought the players really bedded in well together when they got going in the second half. We will not be making any wholesale changes maybe a few positional to accommodate the replacements but that will be it”

So what does the Kerry boss think of Limerick and Kerry’s chances “We would be optimistic on the basis that the game we played will stand to us. We have obviously lost a couple of key players but we have probably built up enough of an understanding to be competitive. We should certainly start the game better and we would be hopeful of not falling behind early on. We will hope that our forwards will get enough balls and if they do we would be hoping to post enough scores against a Limerick side who will probably be physically bigger than us”

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Kerry Limerick
2011 Team Management Kerry O’Sullivan (Trainer – Currow),
Tim Dennehy (Castlegregory), Pat Brosnan (Brosna)
Ned English (Manager),
Paul Murphy (Coach),
Brian Kelly (Mungret),
Niall Crowley (Na Piarsaigh)
2011 Team Captain Mike Murphy
(Gneeveguilla)
TBC
2010 Championship Performance Defeated Tipperary, Cork and Limerick to win the Munster Junior Football title. Lost to Sligo in the All-Ireland Final. Defeated Waterford by 0-9 to 1-5 in the Munster Semi-Final before losing to Kerry in the Munster Final.
Number of Munster Junior Football titles 39 4
Last Munster Junior Football Title 2010 1950
Munster Junior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 18
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Played – 16
Won – 4
Lost – 11
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Junior Football Championship July 6th 2010 at Newcastlewest – Kerry 3-12 Limerick 1-6 (Munster Final) – goals by Michael Murphy, Brendan Poff and Alan O’Sullivan helped Kerry to win the Munster title against Limerick.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals

Sunday May 22nd

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 1-8

@ Pairc Uí Chaoimh                       Cork 2-14 Clare 0-6

Semi-Finals
Saturday June 4th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Kerry 4:45pm

Sunday June 5th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                       Waterford v Cork 1:30pm

Final

Wednesday July 6th

7:30pm throw-in

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship Record – 2000 to 2010

2011 Munster Junior Football Championship Matches played to date

Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 1-8 – May 22nd @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: S Óg Ó Ciardubháin; K O’Dwyer, S Brosnan, B Maguire; E Hickson, A Greaney, J Walsh; A Garnett, B Costello; G Sayers, M Murphy, JB Spillane; G O’Grady, B Poff, A Fitzgerald.
Subs: F Courtney for B Costello (48); M Brennan for A Greaney (48); T McGoldrick for A Fitzgerald (53); P Kennelly for G O’Grady (53); P Kilkenny for J Walsh (57).

Tipperary: J English; D O’Sullivan, D Lynch, R Kiely; D Leahy, J O’Callaghan, M O’Sullivan; D Heffernan, E Kendrick; B Hewitt, A Moloney, G Ryan; J Egan, D Butler, A Walsh.
Subs: M O’Dwyer for J O’Callaghan (24); T Hanley for D Heffernan (40); G Quinn for M O’Sullivan (50); S O’Connor for D Butler (50); A Hannigan for B Hewitt (57).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Cork 2-14 Clare 0-6 – May 22nd @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: T. O’Connor; R. Buckley, O. O’Mahony, K. Harrington; S. Kiely, R. O’Sullivan, B. Daly; A. O’Sullivan, S. O’Sullivan; D. O’Donovan, K. O’Driscoll, C. O’Driscoll; M. Cronin, A. O’Brien, C. Keane.
Subs: AJ O’Connor for Daly (45); T. Clancy for S. O’Sullivan (50); M. Dilworth, for O’Donovan (55); P. Gayer for R. O’Sullivan (55); B. Coughlan for A. O’Sullivan (55).

Clare: T. Burke; C. Marrinan, D. Hickey, Dean Ryan; S. Tierney, P. O’Connor, C. O’Brien; T. Ryan, S. Crotty; E. Lyons, S. Collins, P. Clancy; P. McMahon, David Ryan, M. McCarthy.
Subs: M. O’Loughlin for Merrinan (ht); P. Collins for E. Lyons (ht); G. Lyons for C. O’Brien (ht); m. Malone for D. Ryan (35); A. Considine for S. Crotty (50).

Referee: Brian Tyrell (Tipperary)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Junior Football Championship

A Fitzgerald (Kerry) – 1-4 (0-2 frees)

Cathrach Keane (Cork) – 2-1
Alan Moloney (Tipperary) – 1-3 (0-2 frees)

Mark McCarthy (Clare) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
G O’Grady (Kerry) – 1-1 (0-1 free)
G Sayers (Kerry) – 0-4
C. O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Mark Cronin (Cork) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Gavin Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-3
B Poff (Kerry) – 0-2
Kevin O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-2

D. O’Donovan (Cork), S. O’Sullivan (Cork), Andrew. O’Sullivan (Cork), A. O’Brien (Cork), P. McMahon (Clare), E Hickson (Kerry), JB Spillane (Kerry), J Walsh (Kerry), B Costello (Kerry), B Maguire (Kerry), J Egan (Tipperary), D Butler (Tipperary) 0-1 each

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour
Kerry (39) – 1913, 1914, 1915, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1947,

1949, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (27) – 1911, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009

Tipperary (7) – 1910, 1912, 1923, 1935, 1937, 1952, 1998

Limerick (4) – 1916, 1929, 1939, 1950

Waterford (3) – 1948, 1999, 2004

Clare (1) – 1925

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior 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 in 1910 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/jf_teams/

Munster Junior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1957

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship

34 of the 80 All-Ireland titles contested in this grade have been won by 4 Munster counties. In the Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork and Kerry lead the way with 15 and 14 titles respectively. Tipperary have won 3 All-Ireland’s while Waterford’s 2 titles came in 1999 and 2004.  23 counties in total have won an All-Ireland Junior Football title.