Munster Under 17 Football Cup Final – Tipperary 1-11 Clare 0-8

Sub Quirke stars as Tipp stage late rally

Tipperary 1-11 Clare 0-8

By Cormac Liddy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

TIPPERARY produced a stunning final few minutes to win a thrilling Munster U17 football final at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds yesterday. The winners had five of the side who helped the county to their memorable All-Ireland minor championship title in their starting line-up but it was second half sub Philip Quirke who emerged as man of the match. Clare had the opening point before Tipperary picked off four in a row, three by Adrian Dawson, (two frees) and another by Tom Kirwan. Conor Cleary, however, brought Clare back into contention with four points as the Banner led 0-5 to 0-4 at the break. However a pointed free by Cleary and another by sub Eimhin Courtney nudged Clare into a three-point lead before Tipperary hit back with three unanswered scores to level the tie.

But inside the final 10 minutes the Premier boys took control. Quirke converted a penalty and points from him, Dawson and Liam Casey fired them to victory and the Daryl Darcy Cup. Liam Hayes, Dylan Fitzgerald and captain Dylan Fitzelle shone in defence for Tipperary and up front, Adrian Dawson was a constant threat, while Quirke sparkled. Sean Corry, Sean Garry and Conor McNellis were best in defence for Clare with Barry Lynch giving good support to Conor Cleary in attack.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Quirke 1-3 (1pen gl), A Dawson 0-4 (2f), TJ Ryan 0-2, T Kirwan, L Casey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: C Cleary 0-5, (3f), J Mason, E Cleary, E Courtney 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: G Slattery; J Feehan, A Hanley, D Fitzgerald; T O’Donoughue, D Fitzelle, L Hayes; S O’Brien, B Hyland; G Henry, C Kennedy, T Kirwan; T Maher, D Devanney, A Dawson.

Subs: P Lourham for Hanley, S Delaney for Henry, TJ Ryan for Kirwan, P Quirke for Kennedy, L Casey for Hayes.

CLARE: L Corbett; D D’Aurio, C O’Brien, S Corry; S Garry, C Murray, C McNellis; N Pender, J Malone; E Cleary, M Bohannon, B Lynch; S O’Leary, C Cleary, J McNally.

Subs: E Courtney for Bohannon, K Vaughan for D’Aurio, D Costigan for O’Leary.

Referee: E Walsh, Kerry

Team News

The Tipperary Team to play Clare in Daryl Darcy U17 Football Tournament Final on Monday is as follows –

1 Gearoid Slattery (Cashel KC)

2 James Feehan (Killenaule)

3 Aidan Hanley (Ballina)

4 Dylan Fitzgerald (Fethard)

5 Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin/Cullen)

6 Dylan Fitzell (Cashel KC)

7 Conor Hayes (Moycarkey-Borris)

8 Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

9 Bryan Hyland (Fr. Sheehys)

10 Greg Henry (Killenaule)

11 Ian Fahey (Clonmel Comms)

12 Tom Kirwan (Ardfinnan)

13 Kevin O’Halloran (Portroe)

14 Diarmuid Devaney (Newcastle)

15 Adrian Dawson (Emly)

16 Evan Comerford (Clonmel Comms)

17 Padraic Lourham(Clonmel Comms)

18 Jimmy Maher (Clonoulty/Rossmore)

19 Niall Gleeson (Portroe)

20 Eoin Donaghy (Cahir)

21 Simon Delaney (Cashel KC)

22 T.J.Ryan (Rockwell Rvs)

23 Phillip Quirke (Moyle Rvs)

24 Sean Nally (Holycross/Ballycahill)

Munster Under 17 Football Competition Results

Round 1

Monday October 10th at Martinstown

Limerick 1-14 Waterford 2-8

Friday October 21st at Dr. Morris Park Thurles

Tipperary 2-15 Clare 2-4

Round 2

Monday October 17th at St Mollerans Club Waterford

Tipperary 2-12 Waterford 2-2

Monday October 17th at Wolfe Tones Shannon

Clare 1-8 Limerick 1-4

Round 3

Monday October 24th at Dr. Morris Park Thurles

Tipperary 1-10 Limerick 1-5

Tuesday October 25th at New Inn, Co. Tipperary

Clare 3-15 Waterford 2-3

Odds and Ends

Despite losing all 3 games, Waterford are the only team to score multiple goals in each match and were equal top goal scorers in the competition to date along with Clare.

The Tipperary defense allowed an average of just over 5 scores per match in their 3 matches to date.

Clare played their 3 matches over an 8 day period from October 17th through to October 25th

Tipperary and Clare played their Round 1 game on Friday October 21st at Dr. Morris Park Thurles. Tipperary led by 1-7 to 0-2 at the interval thanks to an Adrian Dawson goal. Conor Moloughney added a second goal for Tipperary early in the second half before 2 late Clare goals left Tipperary the victors by 2-15 to 2-4.

Tipperary are the defending champions, defeating Limerick in the 2010 final played at Semple Stadium Thurles on a scoreline of 3-13 to 0-15. The Tipperary team included Seamus Kennedy, Greg Henry, Michael Quinlivan and TJ Ryan who all graduated to the starting line-up for the 2011 Tipperary Minor Footballers who defeated Dublin in the All-Ireland Final while 2011 Tipperary Minor Football captain Liam McGrath scored a point in last year’s final when introduced as a substitute.

2010 Daryl Darcy Cup Final – Tipperary 3-13 Limerick 0-15

Tipperary: Gearoid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs), Eoin Donaghy (Cahir), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), David Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers), Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin/Cullen), Oisin O’Flynn(Ardfinnan), Adrian Maguire (Kilsheelan /Kilcash), Dara Butler (Loughmore/Castleiney) Capt., Cathal Quigley (Moyle Rovers), Shane Dooley (Borrisokane), Greg Henry (Killenaule) 1-2, Craig Condon (Moyle Rovers) 0-1, Eoin Fitzgerald (Fethard), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials) 1-2, T.J. Ryan (Rockwell Rovers) 1-6, 0-4 frees.

Subs used, Conor Davin Murphy (Kilsheelan/Kilcash) , Liam McGrath (Loughmore/Castleiney) 0-1, Aiden O’Connell (Golden/Kilfeacle), Jason Lonergan (Cahir) 0-1, Brian Delahunty (Cahir), Leonard Vance (Emly), Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh), Chris Guilfoyle (Lorrha). Michael Parlon (Inane Rovers) completed the squad.

Limerick: Conor Bonfil (Monaleen), Patrick O’Dea (Deel Rangers), Shane O’Connor (Fr. Caseys), Brendan McCarthy (St. Kierans), Kevin O’Donoghue (Hospital), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Alan Cuneen (Ahane), Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), Patrick Brislane (Abbeyfeale), Patrick Delee (Mountcollins) 0-4, Denis O’Dea (Kilteely) 0-6, Kieran Larkin (Banogue), Kevin Doody (St.Senans), Eoin O’Farrell (Croom) 0-2, Dean Lillis (Ahane) 0-1

Subs. Eoin O’Donnell (St Marys/Sean Finns) 0-1 for Kieran Larkin, Darren Nolan (Monaleen) 0-1 for Kevin Doody, Gavin Hayes (St. Kierans) for Shane O’Connor, James Haugh (St. Kierans) for Kevin O’Donoghue, Danny Neville (Ballysteen) for Patrick Delee.

Others included, Denis Greaney (Athea), David Mulhall (Monaleen), Tommy Hannon (Knockaderry), Luke Murphy (Monaleen).

Daryl Darcy Cup

The cup was presented by the family of Daryl Darcy, a former Tipperary footballer who died tragically in a car accident in 2008. Daryl played inter-county football for Tipperary at Minor, Under 21 and Senior level. Daryl’s GAA achievements include winning an All-Ireland Vocational Schools Football title with Tipperary as well as winning Divisional League and Championship medals with the Shannon Rovers GAA club. Darrel was named the North Tipperary Minor Footballer of the Year in 2005.

Munster U-17 Football Plate Final – Limerick w/o Waterford scr.

Limerick received a walkover from Waterford in the Munster Under 17 Football Plate Final scheduled for Monday in St Mollerans Club Waterford.

Munster Under 17 Football Competition Results

Round 1

Monday October 10th at Martinstown

Limerick 1-14 Waterford 2-8

Friday October 21st at Dr. Morris Park Thurles

Tipperary 2-15 Clare 2-4

Round 2

Monday October 17th at St Mollerans Club Waterford

Tipperary 2-12 Waterford 2-2

Monday October 17th at Wolfe Tones Shannon

Clare 1-8 Limerick 1-4

Round 3

Monday October 24th at Dr. Morris Park Thurles

Tipperary 1-10 Limerick 1-5

Tuesday October 25th at New Inn, Co. Tipperary

Clare 3-15 Waterford 2-3

Odds and Ends

Despite losing all 3 games, Waterford are the only team to score multiple goals in each match and were equal top goal scorers in the competition to date along with Clare.

The Tipperary defense allowed an average of just over 5 scores per match in their 3 matches to date.

Clare played their 3 matches over an 8 day period from October 17th through to October 25th

Tipperary and Clare played their Round 1 game on Friday October 21st at Dr. Morris Park Thurles. Tipperary led by 1-7 to 0-2 at the interval thanks to an Adrian Dawson goal. Conor Moloughney added a second goal for Tipperary early in the second half before 2 late Clare goals left Tipperary the victors by 2-15 to 2-4.

Tipperary are the defending champions, defeating Limerick in the 2010 final played at Semple Stadium Thurles on a scoreline of 3-13 to 0-15. The Tipperary team included Seamus Kennedy, Greg Henry, Michael Quinlivan and TJ Ryan who all graduated to the starting line-up for the 2011 Tipperary Minor Footballers who defeated Dublin in the All-Ireland Final while 2011 Tipperary Minor Football captain Liam McGrath scored a point in last year’s final when introduced as a substitute.

2010 Daryl Darcy Cup Final – Tipperary 3-13 Limerick 0-15

Tipperary: Gearoid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs), Eoin Donaghy (Cahir), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), David Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers), Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin/Cullen), Oisin O’Flynn(Ardfinnan), Adrian Maguire (Kilsheelan /Kilcash), Dara Butler (Loughmore/Castleiney) Capt., Cathal Quigley (Moyle Rovers), Shane Dooley (Borrisokane), Greg Henry (Killenaule) 1-2, Craig Condon (Moyle Rovers) 0-1, Eoin Fitzgerald (Fethard), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials) 1-2, T.J. Ryan (Rockwell Rovers) 1-6, 0-4 frees.

Subs used, Conor Davin Murphy (Kilsheelan/Kilcash) , Liam McGrath (Loughmore/Castleiney) 0-1, Aiden O’Connell (Golden/Kilfeacle), Jason Lonergan (Cahir) 0-1, Brian Delahunty (Cahir), Leonard Vance (Emly), Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh), Chris Guilfoyle (Lorrha). Michael Parlon (Inane Rovers) completed the squad.

Limerick: Conor Bonfil (Monaleen), Patrick O’Dea (Deel Rangers), Shane O’Connor (Fr. Caseys), Brendan McCarthy (St. Kierans), Kevin O’Donoghue (Hospital), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Alan Cuneen (Ahane), Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans), Patrick Brislane (Abbeyfeale), Patrick Delee (Mountcollins) 0-4, Denis O’Dea (Kilteely) 0-6, Kieran Larkin (Banogue), Kevin Doody (St.Senans), Eoin O’Farrell (Croom) 0-2, Dean Lillis (Ahane) 0-1

Subs. Eoin O’Donnell (St Marys/Sean Finns) 0-1 for Kieran Larkin, Darren Nolan (Monaleen) 0-1 for Kevin Doody, Gavin Hayes (St. Kierans) for Shane O’Connor, James Haugh (St. Kierans) for Kevin O’Donoghue, Danny Neville (Ballysteen) for Patrick Delee.

Others included, Denis Greaney (Athea), David Mulhall (Monaleen), Tommy Hannon (Knockaderry), Luke Murphy (Monaleen).

Daryl Darcy Cup

The cup was presented by the family of Daryl Darcy, a former Tipperary footballer who died tragically in a car accident in 2008. Daryl played inter-county football for Tipperary at Minor, Under 21 and Senior level. Daryl’s GAA achievements include winning an All-Ireland Vocational Schools Football title with Tipperary as well as winning Divisional League and Championship medals with the Shannon Rovers GAA club. Darrel was named the North Tipperary Minor Footballer of the Year in 2005.

 

Munster Camogie Club Senior S-Final – Douglas (Cork) 0-12 Ballyagran (Limerick) 1-6

Douglas turn on the power to reach final

Douglas (Cork) 0-12 Ballyagran (Limerick) 1-06

By Daragh Ó Conchúir for the Irish Examiner newspaper

DOUGLAS laid the foundation for their hard-earned win over Ballyagran in the opening five minutes of the second-half when they scored three points into a strong wind to add to their five-point interval advantage. Katrina Mackey (three), Amanda O’Regan and Paula Mackey helped Douglas lead 0-7 to 0-2 at half time and, crucially, Mackey brought her tally to seven with a brace while Claire Shine also raised a white flag to stretch the margin to eight with 25 minutes remaining. Some good work by Rosemary Rea led to an Anna Stack goal in the 38th minute though and that score galvanised the gritty Ballyagran cause as they cut the deficit to two. But the Douglas defence was outstanding with Alison Peate and Emma Kavanagh ensuring their progression to the final on November 19 against either Drom-Inch or Cashel.

Scorers for Douglas: K Mackey 0-7 (1f, 1 45); A O’Donovan, P Mackey, J White, C Shine, A O’Regan 0-1(f).

Scorers for Ballyagran: A Stack 1-0, A O’Reilly, S Bulfin (fs) 0-2 each, R Rea, G McNamara 0-1 each.

DOUGLAS: J Kavanagh; A Peate, T Maher, E Jordan; S Long, A O’Regan, P Mackey; E Kavanagh, L O’Regan; R O’Sullivan, K Mackey, A O’Donovan; S Duggan, M Harkin, J White.

Subs: S O’Regan for Long, C Shine for Maher, L O’Mahony for Harkin.

BALLYAGRAN: L Moloney; S O’Mahony, Aisling McAuliffe, C McNamara; S Roche, A White, B Dooley; L Fitzgerald, S McAuliffe; A O’Reilly, R Rea, S Bulfin; K Brosnan, Annette McAuliffe, A Stack.

Subs: G McNamara for Dooley, A Carroll for Bulfin.

Referee: F McNamara (Clare)

Munster Club Camogie Championship results

Munster senior club championship semi-final

Douglas, Cork 0-12

Ballyagran, Limerick 1-6

 

Munster junior club championship Final

Inagh, Clare 1-13

An Rinn, Waterford 1-2

 

Munster Intermediate club preliminary Rd.

Newmarket- On -Fergus, Clare 4-21

Bruff, Limerick 0-0

Kerry Senior Football Championship Final – Dr. Crokes 2-8 Mid Kerry 0-9

Casey fires classy Crokes to title glory

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Monday October 31 2011

SAVING their best for the biggest day of all in the Kingdom, Dr Crokes retained their title in convincing fashion at Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday. Under pressure heading into this county decider after a few below-par performances, Dr Crokes returned to form in style, controlling the game from the outset, helped in no small part by Colm Cooper’s goal after just 20 seconds. It was an early goal made by a Johnny Buckley and Kieran O’Leary combination that gave a sharp and clinical Dr Crokes the dream start, as they raced 1-3 to 0-0 ahead. It was a game where goals had a huge part to play, with Dr Crokes’ second goal — scored by Kerry panellist Daithi Casey after nine minutes of the second half — the match-defining moment. Before Casey made the most of a goalkeeping error to change the outlook of this final, Mid Kerry had battled back from a poor first-half display to burst into life in the opening stages of the second half.

Trailing 1-4 to 0-1 at the break (wing-back Pa Kilkenny scored their only first-half point on 22 minutes), the divisional side rattled off four successive points at the start of the second half to leave just two points between the teams — Gavin O’Grady (2), Darran O’Sullivan and Sean O’Sullivan all making their mark. But Dr Crokes then got a double slice of luck. Firstly, midfielder Ambrose O’Donovan was lucky to escape with only a yellow card after an off-the-ball incident, before Casey grabbed a fortuitous goal — a pivotal score, as his manager Harry O’Neill explained. “After five minutes of the second half they had four points kicked,” he said. “It was back to two points and in the melting pot. The goal gave us that bit of breathing space and from there I thought we controlled the game.”

Mid Kerry wing-back Bernard Murphy hit back straight away with a point but Crokes were now in control, with captain Luke Quinn, Fionn Fitzgerald, John Payne and Eoin Brosnan outstanding in defence, and Casey, Jamie Doolan and, of course, Cooper spearheading the attack. O’Leary, Buckley and Cooper hit three on the bounce, as Dr Crokes eased 2-7 to 0-6 ahead at the three-quarter stage.

The game was effectively over at that point, as Mid Kerry star Darran O’Sullivan later conceded. “Over the course of the game we weren’t good enough,” he said. “They performed. We didn’t. We didn’t play at all in the first half. You can credit Crokes with that or maybe we were just enjoying the day too much. We just didn’t have it.” Mid Kerry then made a late surge, with Gary Sayers coming off the bench to score 0-2 and Colm Kerins also on target, but it was too little too late, as Dr Crokes were closing out this final in their inimitable style.

As impressive as the reigning champions forwards were, it was that rearguard performance against a much-vaunted Mid Kerry forward-line that really shone brightest on a wet and dreary day in Killarney. “It was a strong defensive display,” said O’Neill. “These guys always come up trumps for us in the big games, against Austin Stacks in last year’s county final, against the might of South Kerry as well. I am delighted for them, especially for Luke Quinn. He had a fantastic game today in an area where we were supposed to be weak but he gave a Man-of-the-Match performance,”

To cap a wonderful day for Dr Crokes — retaining the Kerry SFC title for the first time since 1914 — midfielder O’Donovan had the final say, lofting over a huge score late on. Winning the senior county title for the first time in Killarney, with their club grounds just across the road from Fitzgerald Stadium, Dr Crokes are now turning their attention towards a Munster quarter-final away to Waterford champions Ballinacourty next Sunday. With the first-half collapse against Nemo Rangers in last season’s provincial final still a painful memory, Dr Crokes captain Quinn said: “That day we didn’t show up at all but we’ve learned from that and it won’t happen to us again. We are looking forward now to seeing what Munster will bring.”

Scorers — Dr Crokes: C Cooper 1-3 (0-1f), D Casey 1-1 (0-1f), K O’Leary, B Looney, A O’Donovan, J Buckley 0-1 each. Mid Kerry: G O’Grady (2f), G Sayers 0-2 each, D O’Sullivan, S O’Sullivan, C Kerins, P Kilkenny, B Murphy 0-1 each.

Dr Crokes — A Kelly; J Payne, L Quinn, D O’Leary; F Fitzgerald; E Brosnan, S Myers; A O’Donovan, J Buckley; A Kenneally, D Casey, B Looney; C Cooper, K O’Leary, J Doolan. Subs: C Brady for Doolan (52); B McMahon for Kenneally (55).

Mid Kerry — M Moriarty; A Cahillane, F Griffin, G Hartnett; P Kilkenny, M Mangan, B Murphy; M Burke , D Walsh; D Kelliher, D O’Sullivan, S O’Sullivan; G O’Grady, C Kerins , J Flynn. Subs: G Sayers for S O’Sullivan (45); C McGillicuddy for Kerins (58); C Moriarty for Flynn (58).

Ref — P Hayes (Kerins O’Rahillys)

 

Crafty Crokes kings again – Examiner 2011

From the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dr Crokes 2-8 Mid Kerry 0-9

By Fintan O’Toole

Monday, October 31, 2011

THERE must have been times in recent years when Dr Crokes pondered if their luckless streak in Kerry deciders would ever cease.County final day proved to be the graveyard for their ambitions three times between 2005 and 2009, yet those ghastly experiences have proved informative and a more seasoned team has intelligently absorbed those lessons. Yesterday in Fitzgerald Stadium they demonstrated their staying power by claiming a second successive senior crown by staving off the challenge of Mid Kerry. It was a special success as they finally managed to taste glory in the ground that is only separated from their own club base by the width of the Lewis Road.

On a day when howling winds and heavy showers prohibited sparkling passages of play, Dr Crokes dug in and held their nerve. Shorn of cornerstones of their rearguard and handicapped by stalled preparations, 2011 has been a testing campaign. That was reflected in the difficulties they endured in overcoming the quarter-final and semi-final hurdles but a two-week break from competitive action left them refreshed when they arrived for yesterday’s showdown. They were full of energy and invention from the off, dominating the first-half exchanges as they fashioned a 1-4 to 0-1 lead by the interval. Mid Kerry countered strongly in the second-half but too great a gap had been created. That dynamic start to the game had proved pivotal in ensuring Dr Crokes full-back Luke Quinn would hoist the Bishop Moynihan Cup into the air afterwards.

Scores were in short supply given the elements and thus the two green flags that Dr Crokes raised were of incalculable worth. Supporters had barely settled into their seats when Colm Cooper prodded the ball into the back of the net with a mere 20 seconds elapsed, after a Kieran O’Leary burst forward had cut open the Mid Kerry defence. That set the tone for Dr Crokes early dominance but they were just as grateful for the second strike which arrived in the 40th minute courtesy of Daithí Casey. A high ball lofted in by Cooper tempted Mike Moriarty to venture out from the Mid Kerry goal but the ball broke from a cluster of players towards Casey who finished coolly to the net despite the efforts of Aaron Cahillane to prevent the goal. That Dr Crokes score was the perfect riposte as Mid Kerry had strung together four successive points after the interval to cut the margin to two points, 1-4 to 0-5.

Mid Kerry’s scoring salvo occurred too late. They were flat-footed during the opening half as they struggled to prise open the Crokes defence. Their tactic of pumping high balls into big full-forward Colm Kerins yielded little joy as he was superbly marshalled by Luke Quinn. John Payne and Eoin Brosnan were outstanding in stifling the Glenbeigh/Glencar threats of Darran O’Sullivan and Gavan O’Grady, while Fionn Fitzgerald had a fine afternoon on the right flank of defence. A neat point by Pa Kilkenny in the 22nd minute was the solitary effort that Mid Kerry could muster in the first-half as their shooting was poor and they also were denied a goal when Alan Kelly produced a marvellous block to stop an O’Grady shot.

The second-half was initially about soaking up the pressure for Dr Crokes. The switch of Fergal Griffin to midfield helped alter Mid Kerry’s fortunes as he inspirationally drove his team on while the introduction of Gary Sayers from the bench also assisted their comeback. But the concession of the second goal was a killer blow for the divisional side bidding to win the title for the first time since 2008. Dr Crokes expertly retained possession in the closing stages as they controlled the game. Casey and Johnny Buckley, who completed an unique double of Cork and Kerry senior football titles in the same year, grew in stature while Cooper was terrific with his range of passing and movement. A flurry of Mid Kerry points from O’Grady and Sayers did trim the gap to 2-7 to 0-9 by the 54th minute and Dr Crokes spurned a couple of chances to plunder a third goal. However, those misses were not significant and when Ambrose O’Donovan banged an injury-time shot over the bar from distance, the spoils from this game were assured.

Scorers for Dr Crokes: C Cooper 1-3 (1f), D Casey 1-1 (1f), B Looney, K O’Leary, J Buckley, A O’Donovan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Mid Kerry: G O’Grady 0-3 (1f), G Sayers 0-2, P Kilkenny, D O’Sullivan, S O’Sullivan, B Murphy 0-1 each

Subs for Dr Crokes: C Brady for Doolan (51), B MacMahon for Kenneally (55).

Subs for Mid Kerry: G Sayers (Keel) for S O’Sullivan (44), C McGillicuddy (Glenbeigh/Glencar) for Kerins (57), C Moriarty (Milltown/Castlemaine) for Flynn (57).

Referee: Paul Hayes (Kerins O’Rahilly’s)

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AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter Final – Ballygunner (Waterford) 2-15 Drom & Inch (Tipperary) 1-13

Gunners rewarded for graft and craft

Ballygunner 2-15 Drom & Inch 1-13

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

GREATER experience at this level, greater ability in the air, and above all, greater hunger, that’s what saw Waterford champions Ballygunner ease their way past a weary-looking Drom & Inch side in this Munster Club SHC quarter-final in Semple Stadium yesterday. Five points was the margin at the end but had the Gunners had their sights properly aligned — they shot 16 wides- it would have been much more. Just a single point separated the sides at the break, the Gunners leading 1-6 to 0-8, their goal of the fortunate variety.

Drom & Inch corner-back Mike Costello flicked the ball away from full-forward Stephen Power only to see it break to JJ Hutchinson, standing in splendid isolation yards from goal – JJ made no mistake. The respective free-takers were doing most of the scoring. Seamus Callanan, suffering from flu since Friday, wasn’t at all his usual fluid self but still banged over four frees, & while another county star, young Pauric ‘Páidí’ Mahony had five points for Ballygunner, three of those from frees. Consider those nine wides, however, six of those in the last seven minutes, against just three in total from Drom & Inch, and Ballygunner selector Padraig Connolly reckoned they had much to be concerned about at the break.

“We certainly had – I counted seven wides that were definitely scoreable. Only a point up but we felt we were the better team, on top and hurling better than them; we just weren’t pushing home on the scoreboard and that was a worry. “But we said to them — there’s no panic, we’re the better side, keep going, keep doing the same things but be a bit more clinical in with the finishing.” They actually began the second half with another bad wide, from the normally deadly Páidí Mahony, who made up for that miss with a point within minutes. Then, in the 33rd minute, came the clinical finishing Padraig was looking for. A huge clearance from man-of-the-match Wayne Hutchinson (one of those, along with Andy Moloney and Shane O’Sullivan, who helped Ballygunner to dominate the air) found Brian O’Sullivan in behind the Drom & Inch cover; Brian bore down on keeper Damien Young, a neat side-step, then a one-handed finish to the gaping net – 2-7 to 0-8.

Against a suffocating Gunners defence, Drom & Inch now found themselves facing a mountain, but they began the climb. Points from Johnny Ryan (now at wing-forward) and wing-back James Ryan, along with two pointed frees by Callanan, brought the deficit down to four in the 45th minute (2-8 to 0-12, Mahony with another pointed free for Ballygunner), but when the Waterford champions then went on an unanswered four-point run (Brian O’Sullivan with two, Stephen Power and Páidí Mahony one each) to go two goals clear, only ten minutes left to play, it looked all over.

The sides then exchanged points but with only five minutes to play, a Drom & Inch goal was what the game needed to keep the attendance of just 2,183 interested, and a Drom & Inch goal was what we got, Seamus Callanan on the end of a David Butler cross after the same player collected the rebound from the post of his own point effort. 2-13 to 1-13, it was now back in the melting-pot. But not for the first time in the game it was Ballygunner showing the greater ball-winning ability, the greater support play, the greater appetite for the win, finished with two points. “We’re hungry for it because we want to win,” said Connolly, “but this is a quarter-final, only gets us into a semi-final against Na Piarsaigh and I can tell you now, from what I’ve seen of them, I’d be worried — they’re a serious outfit.” So are the Gunners, very serious this year.

Scorers for Ballygunner: Pauric Mahony 0-9 (0-6f); Brian O’Sullivan 1-2; JJ Hutchinson 1-0; S Power 0-2; S O’Sullivan, Barry O’Sullivan, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Drom & Inch: S Callanan 1-6 (0-6f); Johnny Ryan 0-3; James Ryan, James Woodlock, S Butler, D Collins, 0-1 each.

BALLYGUNNER: S O’Keeffe; A Kirwan, B Coughlin, W Kiely; W Hutchinson, Phillip Mahony, S Walsh; H Barnes, D O[Sullivan; Pauric Mahony, S O[Sullivan, B Mullane; JJ Hutchinson, S Power, B O[Sullivan.

Subs: Barry O’Sullivan (D O’Sullivan 56).

DROM & INCH: D Young; Martin Butler, Michael Butler, M Costello; P Stapleton, E Buckley, James Ryan; Johnny Ryan, S Callanan (c), D Collins; P Lupton, D Ryan, D Butler.

Subs: K Butler (Martin Butler inj. 28); S Delaney (D Ryan 30); P Kennedy (Johnny Ryan 54).

Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

 

Battling Ballygunner help restore Waterford’s pride

From the Irish Times newspaper

MUNSTER SHC QUARTER-FINAL: Ballygunner 2-15 Drom Inch1-13: WATERFORD’S HURLING pride was restored against Tipperary opponents at Semple Stadium yesterday. In a year when Waterford seniors suffered a 21-point humiliation against Tipperary in the Munster final, this will have cheered Déise hearts Nineteen-year-old Pauric Mahony led Ballygunner’s charge and another teenager, Brian O’Sullivan, scored 1-2 in the second half as a stubborn Drom Inch challenge finally wilted.

Illness wreaked havoc in the Tipp squad. Liam Ryan was unable to start, star man Séamus Callanan vomited minutes before the game began and Martin Butler was taken off before half-time. Johnny Ryan hit three points from play but succumbed to a dead leg. JJ Hutchinson’s seventh minute goal helped ’Gunner lead 1-6 to 0-8 at the break. O’Sullivan netted three minutes after the restart. Callanan’s goal after 57 minutes made it 1-13 to 2-13, but Ballygunner closed the game out with points from Barry O’Sullivan and Mahony.

BALLYGUNNER: S O’Keeffe; A Kirwin, W Kiely, B Coughlan; Philip Mahony, W Hutchinson, S Walsh; H Barnes, D O’Sullivan; Pauric Mahony (0-9, 0-6 frees), S O’Sullivan (0-1), A Moloney; B O’Sullivan (1-2), JJ Hutchinson (1-0), S Power (0-2). Sub: B O’Sullivan (0-1) for D O’Sullivan (56 mins).

DROM INCH : D Young; Martin Butler, Micheál Butler, M Costello; P Stapleton, E Buckley, James Ryan (0-1); Johnny Ryan (0-3), J Woodlock (0-1); S Butler (0-1), S Callanan (1-6, 0-6 frees), D Collins (0-1); P Lupton, D Ryan, D Butler. Subs: K Butler for Martin Butler (28 mins), S Delaney for D Ryan (half-time), P Kennedy for Johnny Ryan (54 mins).

Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

 

Next Round – the winners play Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 13th at a Waterford venue.

For the Record

Drom & Inch (Tipperary) Ballygunner (Waterford)
2011 Team Manager Teddy Kennedy Niall O’Donnell
2011 Team Captain Seamus Callanan Shane O’Sullivan
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles N/A 1
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
N/A 2001
(Ballygunner, Waterford 2-14 Blackrock, Cork 0-12)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
11 5
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2007
(Loughmore-Castleiney, Tipperary 1-6
Tulla, Clare 0-7)
2010
(De La Salle, Waterford 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields, Tipperary 0-8)
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 22
Won – 12
Lost –  8
Drawn – 2
Played – 24
Won – 16
Lost –  7
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 28th 2010 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Club Final) – De La Salle (Waterford) 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 0-8 – 5 points for John Mullane helped De La Salle to victory
Winning Streaks Waterford Club Senior Hurling champions have won 5 of their last 6 matches in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship dating back to 2008. In the same period, Tipperary Club Senior Hurling champions have won 1 out of 4 games.

 

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 30th (Replay date – Saturday November 5th)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Drom & Inch (Tipperary) v Ballygunner (Waterford)


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 13th (Replay date – Saturday November 19th)

 

@ Cork venue                                  Carrigtwohill (Cork) v Crusheen (Clare)

@ Tipperary or Waterford venue    Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Drom & Inch (Tipperary) or Ballygunner (Waterford)

Final

Sunday November 27th (Replay date – Saturday December 3rd)


2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Of the 5 participating counties in this year’s Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship, Waterford have the best record over the last 10 years with 16 victories and 1 draw out of 24 matches played. Tipperary have the next best record with 12 wins and 2 draws out of 22 games. Cork have a marginally winning record while Clare and Limerick have losing records since 2000 at this grade.

Clare champions have failed to record a Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship victory in 6 of the last 8 seasons including the last 3 years.

The last draw in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship came in 2001 Munster Club Championship with Ballygunner (Waterford) defeated Toomevara (Tipperary) after a replay.

Cork won 10 Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship titles in a row from 1971 through 1980. Interestingly, Cork then went from 1987 to 2003 without winning the title

Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (17) – 1964, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1987, 2003, 2005, 2009

Tipperary (11) – 1966, 1969, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2004, 2006, 2007

Clare (9) – 1967, 1968, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Waterford (5) – 1981, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010

Limerick (5) – 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994,

Munster GAA Club 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/shclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork clubs have won 9 titles followed by Tipperary with 3 and Clare with 2. Galway lead the roll of honour with 11 club titles followed by Kilkenny clubs with 10.

Munster Club Senior HURLING Cup

Club Championship Senior Hurling Cup – O’Neill Cup

Presented by Sarsfields Club, Cork, in 1972 to commemorate Billy O’Neill who founded their club in 1903.

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Final – Effin (Limerick) 0-13 Dunhill (Waterford) 1-4

Laboured Dunhill fall at first provincial hurdle

By Thomas Keane for the Munster Express newspaper

Effin (Limerick) 0-13; Dunhill 1-4

Waterford clubs’ poor run of results in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship continued at Walsh Park on Sunday last when Dunhill were well-beaten by Effin. Effin’s full-forward proved to be the main difference between the sides in this game. Thomas Quaid throughout the day was impeccable with his striking of frees. Over the course of the hour he hit nine in total, a tally which in no small part in securing victory for his side.

Next Round – the winners play Aherlow (Tipperary) in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 6th at 2:00pm in Kilmallock.

For the Record

Effin (Limerick) Dunhill (Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
1 0
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2009 N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 11
Won – 4
Lost –  7
Drawn – 0
Played – 8
Won – 2
Lost –  6
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 20th 2005 at Lismore (Munster Club Semi-Final) – Ballyduff Upper (Waterford) 1-20
Granagh Ballingarry (Limerick) 2-9
Winning Streaks Limerick clubs have won 3 of their last 4 matches in this grade after losing 5 games in a row from 2004 to 2008. Waterford’s only victories in this competition since it began came courtesy of Ballyduff Upper in 2005, winning 2 matches on their way to the final where they lost to Ballinhassig of Cork.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday October 30th (Replay date – Saturday November 5th)

@ Cloughduv                                   Courcey Rovers (Cork) v Ballyduff (Kerry) 2:00pm

@ Walsh Park Waterford Effin (Limerick) v Dunhill (Waterford) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Tipperary or Limerick venue     Aherlow (Tipperary) v Effin (Limerick) or Dunhill (Waterford)

@ Clare or Kerry venue Eire Og Ennis (Clare) v
Courcey Rovers (Cork) or Ballyduff (Kerry)

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 8 Munster titles on offer. Clare are the only other county with a winning record in this competition, winning 2 Munster titles.

Following Kildangan’s Munster and All-Ireland victory in 2004, Tipperary clubs would have to wait another 6 years before winning another game in this competition courtesy of Borrisokane’s march to the 2010 Final.

Cork have only lost their opening match in this competition on 2 occasions, in 2004 and 2007.

In the 3 seasons, 2006 to 2008 in this competition, the only 2 Counties who recorded victories were Cork and Clare. Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary proceeded to lose 8 matches between them in this period.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (1) – 2004

Limerick (1) – 2009

Munster GAA Club 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/ihclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final – Ballyduff (Kerry) 1-14 Courcey Rovers (Cork) 0-15

Ballyduff finish with a flourish to see off Courcey’s

Ballyduff 1-14 Courcey Rovers 0-15

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

THREE unanswered points in the final 10 minutes helped Ballyduff past Courcey Rovers at Cloughduv in the Munster IHC yesterday, a first hurling victory for a Kerry club in the provincial competition. Having gone in at half-time leading by 1-8 to 0-6 after hitting a purple patch midway through the first half, Ballyduff were pinned back in the second period as Courceys got on top, scoring six unanswered points to put themselves in front. However, points from Ballyduff’s Mikey Boyle, Aiden Boyle and Bobby O’Sullivan turned the game; fittingly too as they scored 10 of their side’s points between them, Boyle outstanding at centre-forward, where he did much to quell the influence of Courceys’ Vincent Hurley.

Courceys began well, Daire Lordan with two points as they moved into a 0-4 to 0-2 lead. The Kerry senior champions hit the front in the 20th minute as the influential Padraig Boyle played a good ball across goal to find the unmarked Anthony O’Carroll and he fired home from close range. Points immediately after that from Mikey Boyle (two) and Padraig Boyle helped to push them 1-5 to 0-4 clear and when wing-back Liam Boyle landed an huge effort in injury time, they led by five points at the interval. Two Daire Lordan points suggested a Courceys fightback early in the second half, but Ballyduff responded with an O’Sullivan free and a super Aiden Boyle effort.

Courceys began to find some fluency, however, aided by David Hayes and David Murphy’s work in midfield, and both of those were among the scores as they hit six in a row, Seamus Hayes involved in almost all of them with clever ball-use. Daire Lordan’s 65 in the 50th minute put them ahead and Daire Lordan was on hand again to make it 1-15 to 1-11 coming down the home stretch. They would not score again, though, as Ballyduff produced the strong late effort to take the honours.

Scorers for Ballyduff: A Boyle 0-4 (0-1 sideline), M Boyle, B O’Sullivan (fs) 0-3 each, A O’Carroll 1-0, P Boyle 0-2, L Boyle, PJ Connolly 0-1 each.

Scorers for Courcey Rovers: Daire Lordan 0-8 (2fs, 1 65), S Lordan 0-2, D Hayes, N Murphy, D Murphy, C Lordan, G Minihane 0-1 each.

BALLYDUFF: PJ O’Gorman; J Bowler, P Costello, D O’Grady; A O’Connor, P O’Grady, L Boyle; B O’Sullivan, B O’Grady; P Boyle, A Boyle, G O’Brien; A O’Carroll, M Boyle, PJ Connolly.

Subs: D Goulding for O’Connor (49), E O’Connor for D O’Grady (52), T O’Rourke for O’Carroll (60).

COURCEY ROVERS: S Nyhan; D Duggan, T Lordan, Dan Lordan; O Gately, V Hurley, B Hayes; D Hayes, D Murphy; S Hayes, Daire Lordan, S Lordan; K Moloney, N Murphy, C Lordan.

Subs: G Minihane for C Lordan (34), G Moloney for K Moloney (43), J Murphy (KK) for N Murphy (45).

Referee: S Hourigan (Limerick)

 

Next Round – the winners play Eire Og Ennis (Clare) in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 6th at 2:00pm in a Kerry venue.

For the Record

Courcey Rovers (Cork) Ballyduff (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
4 0
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2010 N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 16
Won – 12
Lost –  4
Drawn – 0
Played – 4
Won – 0
Lost –  4
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 1st 2009 at Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Club Quarter-Final) – Douglas (Cork) 1-23 Kilmoyley (Kerry)  1-12
Winning Streaks Cork’s Club Intermediate Hurling champions have won 5 of their last 6 matches in this competition, including Munster and All-Ireland Club titles for Blarney in 2008 and Ballymartyle in 2010. Kerry have lost all four of their matches in this grade since 2003. Since 2008, Kerry’s Senior Hurling Champions have represented the county at this grade.

 

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday October 30th (Replay date – Saturday November 5th)

@ Cloughduv                                   Courcey Rovers (Cork) v Ballyduff (Kerry) 2:00pm

@ Walsh Park Waterford Effin (Limerick) v Dunhill (Waterford) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

 

@ Tipperary or Limerick venue     Aherlow (Tipperary) v Effin (Limerick) or Dunhill (Waterford)

@ Clare or Kerry venue Eire Og Ennis (Clare) v
Courcey Rovers (Cork) or Ballyduff (Kerry)

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 8 Munster titles on offer. Clare are the only other county with a winning record in this competition, winning 2 Munster titles.

Following Kildangan’s Munster and All-Ireland victory in 2004, Tipperary clubs would have to wait another 6 years before winning another game in this competition courtesy of Borrisokane’s march to the 2010 Final.

Cork have only lost their opening match in this competition on 2 occasions, in 2004 and 2007.

In the 3 seasons, 2006 to 2008 in this competition, the only 2 Counties who recorded victories were Cork and Clare. Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary proceeded to lose 8 matches between them in this period.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (1) – 2004

Limerick (1) – 2009

Munster GAA Club 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/ihclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney (2009) and Ballymartyle (2011) while Kildangan (Tipperary) won the 2004 All-Ireland title.

Senior Hurling / Shinty International 2nd Test – Ireland 2-9 Scotland 1-11

Ireland defeated Scotland by 2-9 to 1-11 in the second test of a Senior Hurling / Shinty International on Saturday in Inverness, Scotland.

Ireland got the better of Scotland in the Under 21 curtain-raiser by 1-5 to 0-5.

Ireland win Hurling/Shinty series

Hurling/Shinty International Second Test

Ireland 2-9 Scotland 1-11

Ireland retained the Shinty/Hurling International series with a 2-9 to 1-11 defeat of Scotland at Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday. Leading the series by five points on aggregate after last week’s first Test in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland staged a late comeback, with a fortunate goal from Tipperary’s Brendan Maher late in the game sealing the victory for the visitors. Maher’s decisive goal came from a long-range shot, which evaded the Scottish goalkeeper, and dropped under the crossbar.

Ireland struggled against the wind in the first half and were 1-6 to 0-0 down at one stage, with Finlay Macrae scoring Scotland’s goal. However, that margin was down to 1-8 to 1-2 down at the break, Offaly’s Joe Bergin getting the visitors’ goal after 40 minutes and Laois man Willie Hyland hitting the target from a free. However, in tough conditions, Joe Dooley’s side ground out the victory with Ireland claiming the series for the third year running, as Kilkenny’s Michael Rice lifted the trophy afterwards.

Team News

GAA Press Release

27.10.2011

A number of changes have been to the Irish Senior Hurling / Shinty panel ahead of the second test against Scotland at Bught Park, Inverness this Saturday, October 29 at 2pm.

Due to injuries, the following players have been added to the panel:

• Rory Hanniffy (Offaly) replacing Eoin Kelly (Tipperary).

• Craig Doyle (Carlow) replacing Andy O’Brien (Wicklow).

• Paul Dermody (Kildare) replacing Paddy Mullane (Laois).

Preceding the senior match at midday, Ireland will take on Scotland in an U21 Hurling / Shinty International. TG4 will cover the senior international live from 1.55pm.

Ireland will take a five-point lead into Saturday’s second and final test after victory last weekend in Athy, Co. Kildare.

 

Property Insurance and Flood damage

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Our policy is very unique in the current market place where many private dwellings and business have no flood cover in certain locations and the increased excess reflects the unavailability of insurance within the market in recent years for flood cover.

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