Munster GAA Awards – Senior Winners & Manager of the Year

PRESS RELEASE

29 November 2011

Senior Winners and Manager of the Year Announced for 2011 Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards

Tipperary hurler, Lar Corbett, Kerry’s Declan O’Sullivan and Tipperary Minor Football manager David Power were today named the top winners of the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards 2011. The awards will be presented on Saturday night at a gala dinner in the Malton Hotel in Killarney where over 30 players, officials and legends will receive accolades.

Tipp hurler Lar Corbett was outstanding for this year’s Munster Champions, winning his fourth Munster title. He’s been a constant fixture for his county for the last ten years, during which he has amassed four Munster titles, two All Ireland titles, two NHL titles and three All Star Awards.

Kerry’s Declan O’Sullivan was announced as Senior Footballer of the Year and he will also be presented his award in Killarney on Saturday night. The footballer has brought his county four All Ireland titles, three Munster titles and three NFL titles since he was first called up to the Kerry team in 2003.

Meanwhile David Power was named Manager of the Year for his leadership of the Tipperary Minor Football team, a role the young Tipp man took up nearly three years ago. Power’s management style is based on building huge passion and commitment amongst his players and his achievement in leading the Tipperary minors to their first All Ireland success in 77 years makes him a deserving winner of the 2011 Munster GAA Manager Award.

Speaking on the announcement of these winners, Bord Gáis Energy Sports Sponsorship Manager Ger Cunningham said “I am delighted that the hard work and achievements of both Lar Corbett and Declan O’Sullivan will be recognised at the awards this weekend. Both players have been outstanding for their respective counties over the last few years. And I would also like to congratulate David Power on his well deserved award for his exceptional achievements and work as manager to the Tipperary Minor Football team”.

Also speaking on the announcement of these awards Sean Walsh, Chairman of Munster GAA said “Lar Corbett and Declan O’Sullivan are among the best forwards of their generation and contributed hugely to their teams march through Munster and to the All-Ireland Finals. The Tipperary Minor Footballers success against all the odds was one of the memorable stories of the year and the influence of David Power over the past number of years helped to mould a group of young players in to outstanding champions.”

Also announced today, was the Intermediate Hurling Award which went to Clare’s Patrick Kelly.

Additional Information

Senior Footballer of the Year – Declan O Sullivan (Kerry)

Declan O’Sullivan has been a major contributor to the Kerry football success story in the past ten years. He is a natural leader and leads by example on the field of play whether it is for his Club, District or County. From 2004, Declan O’Sullivan has played in 7 All-Ireland finals, winning four and has the distinction of being captain in 2006 and 2007 when Kerry won All Irelands. His top class contribution to Kerry teams has been acknowledged in winning three All Stars in his career so far.

Declan is a proud club man and is currently a member of the Piarsaigh Na Dromada team that won the Munster Junior Club Final on Sunday last. Since 2004 he has won four County Championship medals with South Kerry.

Declan is also the winner of a Munster minor football championship and a Munster Under-21 football championship as well as having Munster and All-Ireland Vocational Schools championship medals. Declan is the fourth person after Dick Fitzgerald John Joe Sheehy and Joe Barrett to twice captain Kerry to All-Ireland glory. He is also only one of eight people to lift the Sam Maguire Cup twice.

Senior Hurler of the Year – Lar Corbett (Tipperary)

2010 Hurler of the Year and 3 time All Star award winner, Lar was born on March 16th 1981 and plays for the Thurles Sarsfields club. Famed for his lightning turn of pace, he has become one of the modern games greatest scoring machines with a particular ability to score goals at crucial times in games.

Lar joined the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel at the age of 19 and made his Senior inter-county debut vs. Clare in the 2000 South East Hurling League playing at corner-forward. Lar has won 2 Allianz Hurling League medals, 4 Munster senior hurling championship medals and 2 All Ireland senior hurling championship medals. He scored 6-11 in the 2010 All Ireland senior hurling championship including 3 goals in his All Ireland final man of the match performance. He followed that with an equally impressive 7-9 in this year’s championship. He had a very impressive Munster championship campaign this year. He scored 1-2 against Cork in the quarter-final and scored a goal against Clare in the semi-final. However he held his best until the final when in a memorable man of the match performance he scored 4-4 from play.

Well known for his skilful media performances, Lar wears his success lightly and is hugely popular among Tipperary supporters and hurling followers in general. He represented the GAA during the visits of both Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama to Ireland in 2011. For his excellent play in this year’s Munster championship, capped by a stunning performance in the final, Lar Corbett is a worthy recipient of the senior hurling award for 2011.

Manager of the Year – David Power (Tipperary)

David Power from the Kilsheelan Kilcash club in South Tipperary will be remembered forever in Tipperary as the man who managed the 2011 minor football team to All Ireland victory. David has been involved with underage squads in Tipperary for the last 5 years, taking over as Minor manager in 2009. He trained Kilsheelan Kilcash to South Divisional and County Minor B Football titles in 2010. He played county minor football with Tipperary in 2001. He has managed the Tipperary under 16 and 17 teams and was in charge of the under 17 team which won the Munster under 17 competition in both 2010 and 2011. He has coached the WIT team to the Trench Cup final weekends in 2010 and 2011. His father, Michael Power, is Secretary of the Tipperary Football Board and is a former Treasurer of Munster Council GAA.

David’s management style is based on building huge passion and commitment among his players. He is respected, admired and loved by his players and their loyalty to each other is evident at all times. His passion on the sideline is a joy to behold and his effective working relationships with his backroom team and county officials are another key to his success. His achievement in leading the Tipperary minors to their first All-Ireland success in 77 years makes him a deserving winner of the 2011 Munster GAA Manager award.

Munster Club SHC Final – Na Piarsaigh 1-11 Crusheen 0-14

The 2011 AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Final between Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) and Crusheen (Clare) finished level in Thurles on a scoreline of Na Piarsaigh 1-11 Crusheen 0-14 on Sunday in Semple Stadium Thurles.

The replay has been fixed for next Sunday December 4th at 2:00pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Click to view photos from the game

Semple showpiece fails to fire

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-11 Crusheen (Clare) 0-14

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

WHAT a disappointment in Semple Stadium yesterday. The biggest club game of the season on the Munster calendar, the senior hurling final, but you wouldn’t have thought so, from the numbers in the stand. A mere 2,893 made the long journey from Clare and Limerick to Thurles, a pathetic attendance for a game of this significance. Even on the field there was a malaise, and while both teams defended strongly, hunted in packs, there was nevertheless a shortage of the kind of blood-and-guts approach we’ve come to expect from what has always been a fiercely competitive hurling province.

“The lads are exhausted because they put in a magnificent effort,” said Crusheen manager Michael Browne and it was a reasonable assertion given the heavy conditions. Nevertheless there was something sadly lacking in Semple Stadium, something we’ve come to associate with this most famous of hurling venues. Atmosphere. Even in a game that ended in a draw, from beginning to end that certainly contributed to the lack of real excitement. The replay has been fixed for the same venue on Sunday but surely it’s time for the Munster Council to step in and mandate a toss for home advantage.

What galls is that the ingredients were all there. This is a high-powered Na Piarsaigh side, playing with the abandon and fearlessness of youth (seven Limerick U-21s), but coming up against a very experienced Crusheen side, a team on a mission; having this year defended their Clare title, they were determined to go one better and win out in Munster. It started badly for the Clare champions, the normally deadly Pat Vaughan missing two frees that were well within his compass, Adrian Breen and minor sensation Shane Dowling then pointing for Na Piarsaigh to put them 0-2 to nothing ahead in the 5th minute. Already however the signs were there – this was going to be a dour in-the-trenches battle.

Crusheen were soon back on level terms, a huge point from outstanding wing-back Cathal Dillon getting them on the board, followed by a point from the experienced David Forde. Thus settled, the men from Clare began to take over, and though Dowling had another Na Piarsaigh point, after 16 minutes Crusheen were in front, 0-4 to 0-3. Dowling then goaled for Na Piarsaigh with a bullet penalty in the 17th minute after full-forward Kevin Downes was pulled back. But for the remainder of the opening half it was all Crusheen. Five successive points (two from flying corner-forward Patrick Meaney) had them well placed at the break (0-9 to 1-3) in front. The scoring would have been greater but goal chances were missed when a rogue bounce of the ball in the cut-up turf.

Na Piarsaigh were first to score in the second half, Dowling again pointing the way, and again from a placed ball, and in fact this was to become the main story of the next 20 minutes as Crusheen indiscipline was repeatedly and unerringly punished by the Limerick minor star. The youngster scored five point in the second half, all from frees, the last of those coming in the 50th minute and it tied the scores (0-11 to 1-9). Crusheen keeper Donal Touhy was a busy man in this period, three fine saves. Their attack struggled against an underrated Na Piarsaigh defence, captain Ger O’Grady, Fergus Kennedy and Vaughan having to chisel out a point apiece. Eventually they steadied the ship and a super point from halfway by Pat Vaughan give them the lead again on 51st minutes but it was negated by Na Piarsaigh sub John Madden.

As the minutes ticked away neither side was able to grasp the initiative. Centre-forward David Breen gave Na Piarsaigh the lead in the 57th minute. But again it was cancelled out within a minute by yet another Vaughan free. Truth be told neither side deserved to win so it’s good they both get another chance. Next time, however give the supporters – the neutrals especially – a decent chance also. “It wasn’t our doing to be in Thurles,” said Na Piarsaigh manager Seán Stack. Who’s doing was it?

Scorers for Crusheen: P Vaughan 0-5 (0-3f, 0-1 65); P Meaney 0-2; F Kennedy 0-2; C O’Doherty (f), Cathal Dillon, J Fitzgibbon, D Forde, G O’Grady, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Na Piarsaigh: S Dowling 1-7 (1-0pen, 0-6f); A Breen, D Breen, C King, J Madden, 0-1 each.

Subs for Crusheen: C O’Donnell (Forde 55).

Subs for Na Piarsaigh: D Lynch (A Breen 30); A Hennessy (Cunningham 44); J Madden (Gleeson 50); D Quigley (O’Neill 61).

Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

 

Dowling the driving force

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Crusheen 0-14, Na Piarsaigh 1-11, MUNSTER CLUB SH FINAL

The contrast between the deathly silence that greeted the final whistle and the noise generated by the manic, pulsating nature of the minutes that preceded it could not have been greater. Yet the consensus is that both sides deserve to be returning to Thurles for another tilt at a first ever Munster title next Sunday (2.0) after an exhaustive hour at Semple Stadium. An unusually sticky surface compounded the difficulty of hurling at the end of November, but most of the mistakes that dotted those final minutes were borne of nerves and perhaps a little over-eagerness at the prospect of winning this title for the first time.

For Na Piarsaigh, it was the second time in this provincial campaign that they had to dig deep and come from behind. The scale of the comeback this time was much smaller, but, in the conditions, it was significant nonetheless. For such a young team in development the experience of their two outings in Waterford and here can’t be a bad thing. Their manager Sean Stack admitted that half of his attack had not performed to the best of their ability and that gives them ample scope to work and improve during the seven-day turnaround.

But they face a defence that thrives on parsimony, backboned by three Dillon brothers and two Brigdale brothers. For a long time, they were ahead in five of the six personal duels played out. Only Shane Dowling, the hugely talented 18-year-old who has blazed a scoring trail this season for the emerging Caherdavin club, could really reflect on a satisfying day. David Breen also regained some momentum near the end. “We know at least half our forward line did not perform to the best of their ability. But you perform as well as you are let. Crusheen have a fair outfit,” said Stack. “Any inter-county forward would find themselves struggling against those six guys,” was the ultimate compliment the former Clare centre-back could pay.

That said Crusheen, who only won their first Clare title last year, will have come away a little disappointed that they did not keep their foot on the gas when they held a commanding four-point lead, 0-11 to 1-4, early in the second half. A forceful Dowling penalty in the 16th minute, courtesy of Cronan Dillon’s foul on full-forward Kevin Downes, gave Na Piarsaigh a 1-3 to 0-4 lead, but they didn’t score again for the remainder of the half as Crusheen executed an impressive lockdown around their goal. Wing-back Cathal Dillon delivered a towering performance while Pat Vaughan profited from the freedom of his role, as Crusheen withdrew Fergus Kennedy to midfield for extra support.

Gerard O’Grady caused constant trouble at full-forward for Crusheen and his ability to win ball and hold up to bring others around into the play was a big influence in helping to forge a 0-9 to 1-3 interval lead. Patrick Meaney was one of those to benefit, picking off consecutive scores in response to the penalty to restore parity. Their failure to score for those 16 minutes of the opening half after the Dowling goal was a cause of concern for Stack. “People don’t realise that you will have troughs. I didn’t realise that our trough was so long, that we went so long without a score. It’s a bit worrying,” he said.

Dowling started the second half with a converted free, but Crusheen kept pressing their advantage with O’Grady capitalising on a steal by Meaney and Kennedy using his pace to open up that four-point lead. But from there to the end it was Na Piarsaigh who had the upper hand as their half-backs, Alan Dempsey in particular, became dominant. Dowling, who possesses wonderful ability under a dropping ball, edged them closer with a trio of frees by the three-quarter mark. A Vaughan free gave Crusheen brief respite, but Na Piarsaigh kept pressing with Cathal King, now playing at midfield, and Dowling (free) drawing them level. Crusheen would lead once more before Na Piarsaigh made their surge for glory. Substitute John Madden got them level again, but progress was stalled by weak shots from Breen and Dowling that dropped into goalkeeper Donal Tuohy’s grateful arms. Eventually, Breen found his range under pressure to put Na Piarsaigh ahead, but a Vaughan free after Kennedy was fouled ensured there would be another day for both teams.

“There are always things you could have done differently,” acknowledged Crusheen manager Michael Browne. “But probably, what I’d be looking at is the fact that there were a couple of frees, especially in the early stages, that we didn’t put over and we normally would. “Then there were a couple of balls that came back off the upright, and they might have made all the difference. “We seemed to be a bit nervous at the very start and I don’t understand that to be honest, because we’d prepared for this game the same as we had for every other game I suppose it was the occasion; the bigger the occasion, the more likely lads need time to respond to it.” Criticism of the choice of venue in the build-up — many felt a toss for home draw would have been more convenient — may have led to a disappointing 2,893 crowd, but they got value for their journey. “Who gets their head around it, that’s the team that is going to win,” said Stack. You couldn’t help feeling the experience could bring his team on that bit more.

Scorers — Crusheen: P Vaughan 0-5 (3f, 1 ’65’), F Kennedy, P Meaney 0-2 each, C O’Doherty (1f), Cathal Dillon, J Fitzgibbon, D Forde, G O’Grady 0-1 each. Na Piarsaigh: S Dowling 1-7 (1-0 pen, 0-6f), D Breen, A Breen, C King, J Madden 0-1 each.

Crusheen — D Tuohy; S Brigdale, Cronan Dillon, A Brigdale; C O’Doherty, Cian Dillon, Cathal Dillon; P Vaughan, J Meaney; G O’Donnell, J Fitzgibbon, D Forde; P Meaney, G O’Grady, F Kennedy. Subs: C O’Donnell for Forde (55).

Na Piarsaigh — P Kennedy; C King, K Breen, K Bermingham; B Hartnett, J O’Brien, A Dempsey; P Gleeson, K Kennedy; K Ryan, D Breen, S O’Neill; S Dowling,K Downes, A Breen. Subs: D Lynch for A Breen (h-t), A Hennessy for Bermingham (44), J Madden for Gleeson (50) D Quigley for O’Neill (57).

Ref — J Ryan (Tipperary)

 

For the Record

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Crusheen (Clare)
2011 Team Manager Sean Stack Michael Browne
2011 Team Captain Kieran Bermingham Gerry O’Grady
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles N/A 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
N/A N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
5 9
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
1994
(Kilmallock, Limerick 2-11, Toomevara, Tipperary 1-11)
2000
(Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17, Mount Sion, Waterford 3-8)
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 19
Won – 7
Lost –  11
Drawn – 1
Played – 17
Won – 7
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives October 31st 2010 at Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Club Quarter-Final) – Kilmallock (Limerick) 2-11 Crusheen (Clare) 0-14 –
Kilmallock recovered from a 2 point interval deficit to score 2-4 in a six minute second half spell to secure victory in this first round match.
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship FINAL involving participating county representatives December 7th 1997 at Semple Stadium
(Munster Club Senior Hurling Final)
Clarecastle (Clare) 2-11 Patrickswell (Limerick) 0-15
Goals by Alan Neville and Ken Ralph secured a two point victory for Clarecastle over a Patrickswell side aided by 11 points by Gary Kirby.
Trends Na Piarsaigh are just the 4th Limerick club to qualify for the Munster Club Senior Hurling Final since 1994. Meanwhile, Clare clubs won 6 Munster Club Senior Hurling titles in a row from 1995 to 2000. However, since then only Sixmilebridge (2002) and Tulla (2007) have qualified for the final, both falling at the final hurdle.

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 30th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Ballygunner (Waterford) 2-15 Drom & Inch (Tipperary) 1-13


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 13th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                       Crusheen (Clare) 0-19 Carrigtwohill (Cork) 1-10

@ Walsh Park Waterford                 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-9 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-12

Final

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

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Crusheen (Clare) 2:00pm

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,

Odds and Ends

The meeting of Crusheen and Na Piarsaigh is the sixth ever Munster Club Senior Hurling Final meeting between the Clare and Limerick champions. To date, Limerick clubs have won three of those games courtesy of Ballybrown, Patrickswell and Kilmallock in a four year period. For Clare, Sixmilebridge and Clarecastle have won titles against Patrickswell of Limerick. The scorelines of the 5 Clare v Limerick Club Finals to date are as follows –

1984 – Sixmilebridge, Clare 4-10 Patrickswell, Limerick 2-06

1989 – Ballybrown, Limerick 2-12 Sixmilebridge, Clare 1-08

1990 – Patrickswell, Limerick 0-08 Eire Og Ennis, Clare 0-06

1992 – Kilmallock, Limerick 3-11 Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-11

1997 – Clarecastle, Clare 2-11 Patrickswell, Limerick 0-15

In the last 7 Munster Club Senior Hurling Finals, the winning team has won by a margin of 1 or 2 points on each occasion. Yet, there has only been 2 draws in the final, in 1977 and 1983. The margin of victory in finals at this grade since 2004 has been as follows – 2004 (1 point), 2005 (1 point), 2006 (1 point), 2007 (2 points), 2008 (2 points), 2009 (2 points) and 2010 (1 point).

No home team has won a match in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship over the past 2 seasons, a run of 6 games of success for the travelling team.

Neither Crusheen or Na Piarsaigh have played in a Munster Club Hurling Final

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 17 victories and 1 draw out of 26 matches played. Tipperary have the next best record with 12 wins and 2 draws out of 23 games. Cork have a marginally winning record while Clare and Limerick have losing records since 2000 at this grade.

Prior to Crusheen’s semi-final victory over Carrigtwohill, the Clare champions have failed to record a Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship victory in 6 of the last 8 seasons including 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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

Clare winning teams in Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

 

1967 – Newmarket on Fergus, Clare 3-09 Carrick Davins, Tipperary 2-07

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS CLARE: Kevin Toomey, Jim Woods, Ml. Considine, Louis Halpin, Jim Cullinan (Captain), Gus Lohan, Joe Hannon, Val Arthur, Liam Danaher, Jimmie McNamara, Paddy McNamara, Pat O’Leary, John McMahon, Mick Arthur, Michael O’Leary.

Sub: Tom Melody.
1968 – Newmarket on Fergus, Clare 5-08 Ballygunner, Waterford 4-03

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kevin Toomey, John O’Leary, Ml. Considine, Billy Meehan, Con Woods, Gus Lohan, D.J. Meehan, Liam Danaher, Pat O’Leary, Val Arthur, Paddy McNamara, Timmie Ryan, Ml. Kilmartin, Jim Woods, Michael O’Leary.

Sub: Mick Arthur.

 

1984 – Sixmilebridge, Clare 4-10 Patrickswell, Limerick 2-06

SIXMILEBRIDGE, CLARE: Pat Collins, Jamesie Keogh, Noel O’Gorman, Kieran O’Shea, Martin Corry, Sean Stack (Captain), John Brennan, Pat Morey, Flan Quilligan, John Chaplin, P.J. Fitzpatrick, Tommy Morey, Eamon Healy, Danny Chaplin, Gerry Mclnerney.

1995 – Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-18 Eire Og Nenagh, Tipperary 1-07

SIXMILEBRIDGE, CLARE: Davy Fitzgerald, Michael O’Halloran, Kevin McInerney, Michael Toomey, Christy “Rusty” Chaplin, Pat Hayes, Ian Mulready (Captain), Noel Earlie, John Chaplin, Martin Conlon, Flan Quilligan, Alan Mulready, Declan McInerney, Danny Chaplin, Gerry McInerney.

Subs: John O’Connell, Noel O’Gorman, David Chaplin.
1996 – Wolfe Tones, Clare 4-09 Ballygunner, Waterford 4-08

WOLFE TONES, CLARE: Damian Garrihy, Gerry McIntyre, Brian Lohan (Captain), Martin Hartigan, Frank Lohan, Sean Power, Paul Meaney, Denis O’Riordan, Pat O’Rourke, John O’Riordan, Ciaran O’Neill, Paul Lee, Paul O’Rourke, Finbarr Carrig, Paul Keary.

Subs: Derek Collins (played); Michael O’Neill, John Markham, Mark Purcell, John McPhillips, Ger Carrig, Fergal O’Shea, Mike McPhillips, Ray Carley, Joe Costello, Andrew Carr, Eddie Mulvihill
1997 – Clarecastle, Clare 2-11 Patrickswell, Limerick 0-15

CLARECASTLE, CLARE: Tommy Hegarty, Ger Canny, Martin Sheedy (Captain), Bernard Scanlon, Pat Healy, Stephen Sheedy, Anthony Daly, Kenneth Morrissey, Victor O’Loughlin, Fergus Tuohy, Alan Neville, Danny Scanlon, Robert Fitzgerald, Ken Ralph, Ger O’Loughlin.

 

1998 – St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield, Clare 0-12 Toomevara, Tipperary 0-08

ST.JOSEPHS DOORA BAREFIELD, CLARE: Christy O’Connor, Ger Hoey, Donal Cahill, Kenneth Kennedy, David Hoey, Sean McMahon, Darragh O’Driscoll, Ollie Baker, Joe Considine, James O’Connor, Noel Brodie, Lorcan Hassett (Captain), Greg Baker, Ciaran O’Neill, Andrew Whelan.

Sub: Colm Mullan.
1999 – St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield, Clare 4-09 Ballygunner, Waterford 3-08

ST.JOSEPHS DOORA BAREFIELD, CLARE: Christy O’Connor, Ger Hoey, Donal Cahill, Kenneth Kennedy, David Hoey, Sean McMahon, Darragh O’Driscoll, Ollie Baker, Joe Considine, Colm Mullan, James O’Connor, Noel Brodie, Andrew Whelan, Ciaran O’Neill, Greg Baker.

Subs: Fergal O’Sullivan, Dermot Daly.
2000 – Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17 Mount Sion, Waterford 3-08

SIXMILEBRIDGE, CLARE: Davy Fitzgerald, Kevin McInerney, John O’Connell, Wayne Kennedy, Alan Mulready, Pat Hayes, Declan Murphy, Stiofan Fitzpatrick, Christy Chaplin (Captain), Robert Conlon, John Reddan, Martin Conlon, Brian Culbert, Niall Gilligan, John O’Meara

Subs: Brian Kennedy, Paul Fitzpatrick, Adrian Chaplin

Limerick winning teams in Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

1988 – Patrickswell, Limerick 3-13 Mount Sion, Waterford 2-13

PATRICKSWELL, LIMERICK: Joe Murphy, Philip Foley, Leonard Enright, Paul Foley, Dave Punch, Pa Carey, Pa Foley, Anthony Carmody, David Punch, Ciaran Carey, Gary Kirby, Seamus Kirby, Ger Hayes (Captain), Sean Foley, Frankie Nolan.

Sub: Gerard Burke
1989 – Ballybrown, Limerick 2-12 Sixmilebridge, Clare 1-08

BALLYBROWN, LIMERICK: Francis O’Reilly, James Coughlan, John Kenny, Shane Adams, Paul O’Connor, Joe O’Connor, Tony Hall, Joe Mann, Colm Coughlan, Ollie O’Connor, Terence Kenny, Pat Davoren, Ed Cliffe, Peter Mulqueen, Seany Hayes.

Sub: C Keyes.
1990 – Patrickswell, Limerick 0-08 Eire Og Ennis, Clare 0-06

PATRICKSWELL, LIMERICK: Joe Murphy, Philip Foley, Paul Foley, Eamonn Kelleher, Dave Punch (Captain), Pa Carey, Pa Foley, Anthony Carmody, Sean Carey, Ger Hayes, Gary Kirby, Seamus Kirby, Sean Foley, Nigel Carey, Leonard Enright.

Sub: Paul O’Grady.
1992 – Kilmallock, Limerick 3-11 Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-11

KILMALLOCK, LIMERICK: Ger Hanley, Sean Burchill, J.J. O’Riordan, Shane O’Grady, Ger O’Riordan, Dave Clarke, Donal Barry, Mike Houlihan, Sean Barrett, Paddy Kelly (Captain), Brendan Hanley, Pat Barrett, Paudge Tobin, Dave Hanley, Thomas Nelligan.

Sub: Paul Dowling

 

1994 – Kilmallock, Limerick 2-11 Toomevara, Tipperary 1-11

KILMALLOCK, LIMERICK: Tom Hennessy, Ger O’Riordan, Sean Burchill, Shane O’Grady, James Connery, Dave Clarke, Donal Barry, Mike Houlihan (Captain), Pat Barrett, Liam Neenan, Maurice Neligan, Pat Dowling, Paudge Tobin, Brendan Hanley, Paddy Kelly.


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 – 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 Junior Club Championship Semi Final – Charleville (Cork) 2-14 Rockwell Rovers (Tipperary) 0-8

Clinical O’Brien propels Charleville into decider

Charleville (Cork) 2-13 Rockwell Rovers (Tipperary) 0-08

By Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

It WAS a memorable afternoon for Charleville yesterday as they qualified for their first ever Munster JHC club final. They will face Limerick champions Cappamore after eventually wearing down Tipperary’s Rockwell Rovers who were in contention up to the three-quarter mark. However, a two-goal burst from the 14-man hosts decided the outcome, and boss TJ Crowley is already counting down the hours to travelling up the road for the provincial decider. “It is brilliant to be in the final. We never thought at the start of the year that we would be facing into a Munster final in December but we are looking forward to it now. Fair play to Rockwell Rovers, they made us work hard. We needed a goal and we were fortunate enough when it came. Only for it, it would have been a very tight finish. The sending off gave us a bit of enthusiasm to get off our backsides. We had to up our game. The score line was a bit flattering in the end.”

That they came good is a credit to Charleville but they will not be happy with their wides of 15 (five for Rockwell Rovers). Once again James O’Brien played a major part scoring 1-8. He also set up sub Mark Kavanagh for the first goal on 50 minutes and three minutes later struck one of his own, whipping the ball to the net. Charleville’s advantage at the break was slim, 0-6 to 0-4 and home fans were worried their 10 wides would come back to haunt them. Rockwell Rovers were giving as good as they were getting and their four points was not a fair reflection on their efforts with Pat Halley at centre back and attacker Alan Moloney particularly to the fore.

Charleville restarted with points from O’Brien, Mervyn Gammell and Gavin Kelleher but Rockwell came back through Moloney placed balls. Then disaster struck when Alan O’Connor received a second yellow on 38 minutes. With the game hanging in the balance 0-10 to 0-8 entering the final 10 minutes the Charleville advantage looked vulnerable. However, Danny and Michael O’Flynn were towering in defence, and the subs brought a freshness too, as shown by Kavanagh’s goal on 50 minutes. When O’Brien pounced for the second green flag minutes later, it ended the contest. The final is fixed for Mallow on Sunday week.

Scorers for Charleville: J O’Brien 1-8 (0-6 frees), M Kavanagh 1-0, M Gammell, G Kelleher, D Murphy, A Cagney and J Casey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Rockwell Rovers: A Moloney 0-5 (0-4 frees), B Shortall, D Byrne and T Flynn 0-1 each.

CHARLEVILLE: C Curtin; M O’Flynn, C Fitzgerald, A Dennehy; B McCarthy, D O’Flynn, B Dennehy; J Casey, D Murphy; G Kelleher, D O’Sullivan, M Gammell; A Cagney, A O’Connor, J O’Brien.

Subs: F O’Callaghan for D O’Sullivan, M Kavanagh for M Gammell (both 47 mins), J Foley for G Kelleher (58), B Barrett for J O’Brien (59), P J O’Halloran for A Dennehy (60).

ROCKWELL ROVERS: M O’Donnell; S Quirke, E Shine, L Lonergan; S Boland, Pat Halley, K Heaney; T Flynn, G Ryan; E Byrne, Paul Halley, A Moloney; J Heffernan, B Shortall, M Fahey.

Subs: A Barron for M Fahey (ht), D Byrne for T Flynn (35), C Heaney for J Heffernan (42), P Prendergast for S Quirke (56), W Flynn for G Ryan (59).

Referee: D O’Driscoll (Limerick)

 

Next Round – the winners play Cappamore (Limerick) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday December 11th at Mallow.

For the Record

Rockwell Rovers (Tipperary) Charleville (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 5
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2007
(Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9)
2010
(Meelin (Cork) 5-18
St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9)
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 15
Won – 8
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 21
Won – 18
Lost –  3
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives December 12th 2010 at Mallow
(Munster Club Final) –
Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final

Sunday November 20th

@ Kenmare                                       Charleville (Cork) 1-13 Kenmare (Kerry) 0-5


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

@ Charleville            Rockwell Rovers (Tipperary) v Charleville (Cork) 2:00pm
@ Cappamore                      Cappamore (Limerick) v   Ballinameela (Waterford) 2:00pm

Final

Sunday December 11th (Replay date – Saturday December 17th)


2:00pm throw-in @ Mallow GAA Grounds

 

Odds and Ends

Cork clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the years of the competition since beginning in 2003.

Tipperary clubs have won at least 1 match in 5 of the last 6 years.

Waterford clubs have lost their last 5 matches in this competition dating back to 2006.

The Kerry Intermediate Hurling champions represent their county in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship.

Clare have not entered this competition since 2007 due to the fact that the majority of teams in the Clare Junior Hurling Championship are 2nd teams and would not be able to represent their county.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (5) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

 

Munster GAA Club HURLING 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 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/jhclub_teams/


All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Clinical O’Brien propels Charleville into decider

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Charleville (Cork) 2-13 Rockwell Rovers (Tipperary) 0-08

By Therese O’Callaghan

It WAS a memorable afternoon for Charleville yesterday as they qualified for their first ever Munster JHC club final. They will face Limerick champions Cappamore after eventually wearing down Tipperary’s Rockwell Rovers who were in contention up to the three-quarter mark. However, a two-goal burst from the 14-man hosts decided the outcome, and boss TJ Crowley is already counting down the hours to travelling up the road for the provincial decider.  “It is brilliant to be in the final. We never thought at the start of the year that we would be facing into a Munster final in December but we are looking forward to it now. Fair play to Rockwell Rovers, they made us work hard. We needed a goal and we were fortunate enough when it came. Only for it, it would have been a very tight finish. The sending off gave us a bit of enthusiasm to get off our backsides. We had to up our game. The score line was a bit flattering in the end.”

That they came good is a credit to Charleville but they will not be happy with their wides of 15 (five for Rockwell Rovers). Once again James O’Brien played a major part scoring 1-8. He also set up sub Mark Kavanagh for the first goal on 50 minutes and three minutes later struck one of his own, whipping the ball to the net.  Charleville’s advantage at the break was slim, 0-6 to 0-4 and home fans were worried their 10 wides would come back to haunt them. Rockwell Rovers were giving as good as they were getting and their four points was not a fair reflection on their efforts with Pat Halley at centre back and attacker Alan Moloney particularly to the fore.

Charleville restarted with points from O’Brien, Mervyn Gammell and Gavin Kelleher but Rockwell came back through Moloney placed balls. Then disaster struck when Alan O’Connor received a second yellow on 38 minutes. With the game hanging in the balance 0-10 to 0-8 entering the final 10 minutes the Charleville advantage looked vulnerable.  However, Danny and Michael O’Flynn were towering in defence, and the subs brought a freshness too, as shown by Kavanagh’s goal on 50 minutes. When O’Brien pounced for the second green flag minutes later, it ended the contest. The final is fixed for Mallow on Sunday week.

Scorers for Charleville: J O’Brien 1-8 (0-6 frees), M Kavanagh 1-0, M Gammell, G Kelleher, D Murphy, A Cagney and J Casey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Rockwell Rovers: A Moloney 0-5 (0-4 frees), B Shortall, D Byrne and T Flynn 0-1 each.

CHARLEVILLE: C Curtin; M O’Flynn, C Fitzgerald, A Dennehy; B McCarthy, D O’Flynn, B Dennehy; J Casey, D Murphy; G Kelleher, D O’Sullivan, M Gammell; A Cagney, A O’Connor, J O’Brien.

Subs: F O’Callaghan for D O’Sullivan, M Kavanagh for M Gammell (both 47 mins), J Foley for G Kelleher (58), B Barrett for J O’Brien (59), P J O’Halloran for A Dennehy (60).

ROCKWELL ROVERS: M O’Donnell; S Quirke, E Shine, L Lonergan; S Boland, Pat Halley, K Heaney; T Flynn, G Ryan; E Byrne, Paul Halley, A Moloney; J Heffernan, B Shortall, M Fahey.

Subs: A Barron for M Fahey (ht), D Byrne for T Flynn (35), C Heaney for J Heffernan (42), P Prendergast for S Quirke (56), W Flynn for G Ryan (59).

Referee: D O’Driscoll (Limerick)

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Final – Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4

Curran wraps up Dromid stroll

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Dromid Pearses 0-16, Kildangan 1-4

Kerry star Declan O’Sullivan did not have to perform any heroics as Dromid Pearses from South Kerry eased to glory against Tipperary champions Kildangan. Dromid led by 0-6 to 0-2 at the interval and any chance Kildangan had disappeared four minutes into the second half, when their corner-back Martin Minehan was red-carded. However, they did close the gap to just two points in the 41st minute after a goal from Eoin Gleeson and a Darragh Egan free. Dromid then went on an 0-8 to 0-1 run in the final quarter with midfielder Thomas Curran kicking the last five unanswered points from frees.

Scorers — Dromid Pearses: T Curran 0-5 (0-5f), Declan O’Sullivan 0-4 (0-2f), Dominick O’Sullivan, Denis S O’Sullivan, K O’Shea, C O’Connor, G O’Sullivan, N O’Shea, J Curran 0-1 each Kildangan: E Gleeson 1-0, D Egan 0-3 (0-3f), T Gallagher 0-1.

Dromid Pearses — A Hogan; P O’Sullivan, Dominick O’Sullivan, C Hallissey; Denis Shine O’Sullivan, K O’Shea, M Sheehan; T Curran, C O’Connor; G O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, A O’Connor; E O’Leary, N O’Shea, J Curran Subs: M O’Connor for E O’Leary (42), C Farrelly for C Hallissey (43), J M O’Sullivan for G O’Sullivan (54).

Kildangan — M Ryan; E Fogarty, L Kelly, M Minehan; R Gleeson, D Hackett, Eanna Gleeson; F Hayes, J Gallagher; T Gallagher, D Egan, P Kelly; J Loughnane, T Connors, Eoin Gleeson Subs: E Kelly for J Loughnane (42), J Flannery for Eoin Gleeson (58), P Gallagher for Eanna Gleeson (58), C Hayes for T Gallagher (58) P Lynch for P Kelly (58).

Ref — R Moloney (Limerick)

 

Next Round – the winners play British champions in the All-Ireland Club Quarter-Final on December 11th in Pairc na hEireann Birmingham.

For the Record

Kildangan (Tipperary) Dromid Pearses (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles 0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
N/A N/A
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 6
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A 2010 

(St. Marys (Kerry) 2-12 Bruree (Limerick) 0-4)

Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 11
Won – 3
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 22
Won – 20
Lost –  2
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 28th 2010 at Con Keating Park, Caherciveen
(Munster Club Semi-Final) –
St. Mary’s (Kerry) 3-20 Nenagh Eire Og (Tipperary) 1-4

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals

Friday November 4th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-9 Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-10

Sunday November 6th

@ Meelick                             Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 2-12 Meelick (Clare) 1-9


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 13th

@ Puckane                                       Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-10 Sliabh gCua (Waterford) 1-6
@ Waterville                                     Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-14 Kanturk (Cork) 2-4


Final

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

@ Moyvane                                        Dromid Pearses (Kerry) v Kildangan (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

Kerry’s representatives have won 10 consecutive matches in this competition dating back to 2008.

Prior to Kildangan’s two victories to qualify for this year’s final, Tipperary’s representatives had recorded just one victory from nine attempts since the competition began back in 2003.

Kildangan scored 1-9 in their Quarter-Final victory over Sean Finns (Limerick) and went a point better in the semi-final, scoring 1-10 in the Semi-Final against Sliabh gCua (Waterford). What odds Kildangan scoring 1-11 in the Munster Final?

Dromid Pearses have managed 14 scores in both of their games to date in the Munster Club Junior Football competition. Following their 2-12 to 0-9 Quarter-Final victory over Meelick (Clare), Dromid Pearses registered 14 points against Kanturk’s 2-4 after extra time in the semi-final.

The last three Munster Finals in this competition were Kerry v Limerick affairs with the Kerry representatives outscoring their Limerick opponents by an aggregate total of 3-43 (52 points) to 0-14.

The Munster Club Junior Football Champions have captured All-Ireland honours in the last 4 years courtesy of Canovee, Cork (2007/2008), Skellig Rangers, Kerry (2008/2009), Castlegregory, Kerry (2009/2010) and St. Mary’s (2010/2011).

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 5 titles while Cork have 1 title courtesy of Canovee in 2008.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

 

2003 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 0-13 Annascaul (Kerry) 0-11
CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Gearoid Ryan, Anthony Roche, Eugene Murphy; Stephen Murray, Jeremy Murphy, Johnny Murphy (Captain); Michael O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Niall Hayes, John Hayes, Seamus Hayes; Mark Ronan, Declan Hayes, Maurice Moore.

2004 – Finuge (Kerry) 2-13 Aghabullogue (Cork) 3-4
FINUGE, KERRY: John Coleman (Captain); Enda Galvin, Pat Corridan, Michael Quilter; Eamonn Breen, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Michael Cronin; Trevor McKenna, Conor Galvin; Maurice Corridan, Paul Galvin, Roibeard Thornton; Raymond Galvin, John Griffin, Michael Conway.
Subs: Paudie Lyons for Quilter (second half); Jack Corridan for Thornton (36th minute); Ger Lovett for Conway (47th).

2005 – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-8 Erin’s Own (Cork) 0-10
ARDFERT, KERRY: Dermot Dineen, Simon Sinnott, Conor Flaherty, Johnny Stack, Sean Flaherty, Eamon Corridan, Mike Moloney, Jonathon Best, Martin Ferris, Brendan Flaherty, Eamon Ferris, John Dowling, Shane Griffin (Captain), Stephen “Santy” Wallace, James O’Halloran.
Subs: Brian Moloney for James O’Halloran, Patrick Donegan for Simon Sinnott

2006 – Duagh (Kerry) 1-9 Adrigole (Cork) 0-11
DUAGH (KERRY): John Halpin; Aenghus Carmody, John O’Brien, Diarmuid Nolan; Kieran Quirke, Thomas Dillon, Peter Sheeran; Anthony Maher, Jeremiah Kelly; Brendan O’Brien, Aidan Kelly (Captain), Declan Griffin; Tim Scanlon, Denis Lane, Eoin Horgan
Subs: Daniel O’Donoghue for Scanlon; Alan O’Brien for Brendan O’Brien

2007 – Canovee (Cork) 1-6 O’Callaghan’s Mills (Clare) 1-5
CANOVEE (CORK): Tim Lyons; James McCarthy, James Scanlon (Captain), Timmy Lyons; John O’Brien, Tommy Murphy, Brian Ahern; Eamonn Lyons, Brian O’Donoghue; Tomas O’Mahony, Pat Dunlea, Denis O’Sullivan; Con Dunne, Kevin Walsh, Paul Healy
Sub: D. Cronin for Healy

2008 – Skellig Rangers (Kerry) 0-11 Bruff (Limerick) 0-7
SKELLIG RANGERS (KERRY): Michael Brennan; Brian O’Sullivan, Wayne O’Sullivan, C Martin; K Martin, C O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan; Aidan O’Sullivan, Stephen O’Sullivan (Captain); John O’Driscoll, Brian Hickey, B Driscoll; Sean Courtney, Chris O’Driscoll, B Casey.
Subs: B O’Driscoll for John O’Driscoll (50), B O’Sullivan for Seamus O’Sullivan (60), D O’Sullivan for Casey (60), D Keating for McGill (62)

2009 – Castlegregory (Kerry) 1-20 Mountcollins (Limerick) 0-4
CASTLEGREGORY (KERRY): Shane Kenny; Gavin O’Connor, Joe Scully, Joe O’Connor; Sean O’Mahony, Steven Browne, Adrian Finn (Captain); Shane Hennessy, Ryan Kelliher; JB Spillane, Alan Fitzgerald, Brendan Lynch; Colm O’Mahony, Alan Lynch, Alan McNamara.
Subs: Colm Sills for Joe O’Connor, John Fitzgerald for Alan Lynch (both 37), D Heasman for Kelliher, Liam Maunsell for Sean O’Mahony (both 42), Sean O’Connor for Alan Fitzgerald (47)

2010 – St. Marys (Kerry) 2-12 Bruree (Limerick) 0-4
ST. MARYS (KERRY): D. Horgan; B. Curran, S. Curran, G. O’Driscoll (Captain); D. O’Sullivan, N. O’Driscoll, K. Curran; John Golden, Bryan Sheehan; Austin Constable, R. Keane, A. Walsh; Daniel Daly, P. O’Donoghue, J.A. O’Sullivan
Subs: I. Casey for N. O’Driscoll (inj. 30); C. Quirke for O’Donoghue (47); L. Sheehan for Keane (53); D. Walsh for Constable (53); D. Keating for J.A. O’Sullivan (54)

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Cork (2) – 2003, 2007

 

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi Final – Cappamore (Limerick) 3-10 Ballinameela (Waterford) 2-6

Cappamore’s early blitz enough to see off Ballinameela

Cappamore (Limerick) 3-10 Ballinameela (Waterford) 2-6

By John Redington for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A ROUSING second-half recovery wasn’t enough to rescue Waterford champions Ballinameela in yesterday’s Munster Club JHC semi-final in Cappamore as their hosts had already done the damage before the break. Showing no ill-effects from their two inconclusive Limerick championship outings in the previous eight days, Cappamore were much the sharper side during an opening quarter in which they ran up 1-5 without reply and, despite being caught by a goal from the blue, had built a sizeable lead before the Decies men finally found their stride with 20 minutes to go. Although Cappamore nerves wobbled as a barrage of 1-4 saw their advantage cut from 10 points to four, Andy Murphy’s second goal put the issue beyond doubt.

After three Tommie O’Donoghue points and another from Bill Creamer got the hosts off the mark, Murphy’s goal underlined their early superiority. Jim Curran, Ballinameela’s sole forward threat of the first-half, found the net to keep his side in contact. However, Conor Sheehan’s finish from Creamer’s pass left the Limerickmen leading 2-7 to 1-1 at the break. Two O’Donoghue frees had widened the gap before Brian Phelan pulled straight to the net from a throw-in on the 21. It roused Ballinameela for a run of points but the rally was running out of steam by the time Murphy killed off their dreams.

CAPPAMORE: T Ryan; D Shanahan, S Lane, J Campbell; M Treacy (0-1), B Coffey, J Ryan; S Ryan (0-1), Declan Deere; Bill Creamer (0-1), Eamon Gleeson (0-1), Darragh O’Dwyer; Andy Murphy (2-0), Conor Sheehan (1-0), Tommie O’Donoghue (0-6, 4f).

Subs: J O’Donnell for D O’Dwyer, J Hayes for B Creamer.

BALLINAMEELA: J Maher; K Phelan, Eamon Walsh, A Browne; J Harrington, C Walsh, R McCarthy; T Curran, Brian Phelan (1-0); A Ahearne, C Buckley (0-1), Eoghan Walsh; J McGrath, Brendan Phelan (0-1), J Curran (1-3, 2f).

Subs: D Phelan for E Walsh, D O’Brien (0-1) for J McGrath.

Referee: J O’Brien (Tipperary)

 

For the Record

Cappamore (Limerick) Ballinameela (Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
(Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14)
N/A
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 12
Won – 5
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 10
Won – 2
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives The representatives of Limerick and Waterford have never met in this competition since its inception in 2003.

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final

Sunday November 20th

@ Kenmare                                       Charleville (Cork) 1-13 Kenmare (Kerry) 0-5


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

@ Charleville            Rockwell Rovers (Tipperary) v Charleville (Cork) 2:00pm
@ Cappamore                      Cappamore (Limerick) v   Ballinameela (Waterford) 2:00pm

Final

Sunday December 11th (Replay date – Saturday December 17th)


2:00pm throw-in @ Mallow GAA Grounds

Odds and Ends

Cork clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the years of the competition since beginning in 2003.

Tipperary clubs have won at least 1 match in 5 of the last 6 years.

Waterford clubs have lost their last 5 matches in this competition dating back to 2006.

The Kerry Intermediate Hurling champions represent their county in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship.

Clare have not entered this competition since 2007 due to the fact that the majority of teams in the Clare Junior Hurling Championship are 2nd teams and would not be able to represent their county.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (5) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

Munster GAA Club HURLING 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 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/jhclub_teams/


All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster Intermediate Club Camogie Final – Lismore v Clonoulty

Munster Intermediate Camogie Club Final

Lismore (Waterford) 5.16 v 2.11 Clonoulty (Tipperary)

Lismore put back to back Munster titles together in Bansha, Tipperary on Saturday.  The Déise girls were much too strong for the Premier challenge and they used all their experience to ensure that they were always ahead in the game.  Well led by player of the game Marie Russell who bagged 2.2 on the day.  Lismore led at the break 2.07 to 1.04 and Clonoulty never looked like getting any closer.  Clonoultys goals in either halves coming from Cáit Devane and Cora Hennessey were only glimmers of hope for the Tipperary, and it was these two that Clonoulty depended on but their young team did not have enough support.  Lismore on the other hand were well prepared and marshalled Sarah Fryday very well while having their own scores well distributed with Aoife Hannon totalling 1.7 and Katie McGlone netting two goals and Sarah Curran putting in a good display over the hour.  Lismore were worthy winners will now represent Munster in the All-Ireland Intermediate semi-final.

Lismore: A O’Brien, L Buckley, G Kenneally , J Kingston, S Prendergast, N Ryan (Capt.), S Fenton, R Whelan (2pts), S Kiernan, S Curran( 1fr), C McGlone (2 gls), A Hannon (1.7, 2 frs, 1’45), R Geoghegan (1pt), M Russell (2.2), N Morrissey (3pts)

Clonoulty: T Forrestal, M Horan, B O’Brien, A Quinn, L Shanahan, T Burke,  C Quirke, B Ryan,  M Moloney, MJ Maher, N Ryan (2pts), C Hennessy (1.3), E Ryan, C Devane (1.5, 1.3frs), S Fryday (1pt)

Ref: Ger O’Dowd, Limerick

MUNSTER INTERMEDIATE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Lismore, Waterford 5-16 (A Hannon 1-7 (0-2), M Russell 2-2, C McGlone 2-0, N Morrissey 0-3, R Whelan 0-2, S Curran (f),R Geoghegan 0-1 each)

Clonoulty, Tipperary 2-11 (C Devane 1-5 (1-3f), C Hennessy 1-3, N Ryan 0-2, S Fryday 0-1).

Munster Camogie PRO

Orla Considine

Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year

The 2011 Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards will take place on Saturday December 3rd at the Malton Hotel Killarney.

All the award winners will be announced in the coming weeks. See below details of a new award category for 2011 – the Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year.

PRESS RELEASE

Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards

Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year

ARE you a friend or colleague of a GAA fan who frequently goes beyond the call of duty – and doesn’t think twice about it? Or do you know someone whose dedication to the cause, whether it be club or county, makes you shake your head in wonderment?

Well, we’re looking to honour that person! The Irish Examiner and the Munster Council of the GAA are looking to find the Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year. It may be someone who travels thousands of miles for big games – or someone who simply never misses a club match, whatever the distractions and complications. These are the true grassroot supporters of the GAA and we want to recognise them.

The Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year will be named early next month and he or she, together with their nominee, will get to share a table for ten with guests of their choice at the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards in Killarney on December 3rd.

This glittering, black-tie ceremony sees the cream of Munster GAA talent for 2011 get presented their awards – and for the first time there is one for a supporter too.

All you’ve got to do is nominate the person you think deserves the accolade and tell us in not more than 100 words why. The person nominating the supporter must be a member of a Munster GAA club. Supporters cannot nominate themselves.

Check out the Irish Examiner for details on how to enter from Monday, November 14.

Entries can be sent via e-mail to munstergaasupporter2011@examiner.ie or via post to Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year, Irish Examiner, City Quarter, Lapps Quay, Cork City.

 

Munster GAA Awards Hall of Fame Winners Announced

PRESS RELEASE

23 November 2011

Hall of Fame Winners Announced for 2011 Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards

Cork and Kerry Legends to join elite band

Cork hurling star Gerald McCarthy and Kerry footballing hero Paudie Lynch are the latest Munster legends to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, it was announced today. The two greats will be receiving their awards at the upcoming Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards which is taking place on 3 December 2011 in the Malton Hotel, Killarney.

Cork hurling star and manager, Gerald McCarthy spent his hurling career with St. Finbarr’s and played for the Cork senior inter-county team for 14 years, during which he won five All Ireland titles, nine Munster titles, three National Hurling League titles and five Railway Cup titles with Munster. In 2000 he was chosen to partner Jack Lynch at midfield on the Cork Hurling Team of the Century. In 2006, McCarthy took the helm of Cork and managed the team for three years until 2009.

Kerry footballer Paudie Lynch played club football with Beaufort and spent 10 years at wing back for Kerry where he won 5 All Ireland Senior medals, 8 Munster Senior medals, 1 U21 All Ireland medal, 4 National Leagues, 3 All Star awards, 2 Railway Cups with Munster, 1 Sigerson Cup with UCC and 1 AII Ireland College medal with St. Brendan’s Killarney.

McCarthy and Lynch join fellow GAA greats in the Hall of Fame including Seamus Durack, Eamon Cregan, Mick O’Dwyer and Senan Downes.

Speaking on the announcement of the Hall of Fame winners for 2011, Bord Gáis Energy Sports Sponsorship Manager Ger Cunningham said “Bord Gáis Energy is delighted to be sponsoring the Munster GAA Awards once again for 2011. It is a great event to honour and reward all those who have made significant contributions to Munster’s GAA.”

Also speaking on the announcement of these awards Sean Walsh, Chairman of Munster GAA said “The outstanding achievements of Gerald McCarthy and Paudie Lynch are worthy of recognition and Munster GAA are honoured to select both as this year’s Hall of Fame awards. Congratulations also to the other award winners”

Other 2011 winners announced today are Michael Scanlon, C103 radio who won the Media Award; Eddie Cunningham, Waterford for Services to Refereeing Award; Willie Dowling, Kerry took the Services in Education Award for his work with Causeway Comprehensive School; Gerry Bennis, Limerick won the award for Distinguished Service to GAA; Clare’s Patrick Kelly won the Intermediate Hurling Award and Andrew O’Sullivan from Cork won the Junior Football Award.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Ed Donnelly

Munster GAA PRO

Email: pro.munster@gaa.ie

Tel: 087 2055642
Nigel O’Mahony

OMF Publicity for Bord Gáis Energy

Email: nigel@omfpublicity.ie

Tel: 086 2497530

Hall of Fame profiles

Paudie Lynch (Beaufort and Kerry)

Paudie Lynch, from Beaufort won his first All-Ireland medal in 1969 when St Brendan’s College (Sem) Killarney captured The Hogan Cup. The captain that day was the Munster 2009 of the hall of fame winner John O’Keeffe.  Paudie was a member of the Kerry Junior team that was defeated in the All Ireland final in 1969, the Kerry minor team in 1970 who also lost in the All Ireland final, and in 1972 was a member of the Kerry U21 team and Senior teams who also lost in the All-Ireland Finals. Paudie has the rare distinction of having runner-up medals in All Ireland Minor, U21, Junior, Senior and also Kerry and Cork Senior county championships.

Paudie was blossoming into a great midfielder and in 1973 was a member of the Kerry U21 team captained by Mickey Ned O’Sullivan who defeated Mayo in the All Ireland final. His first taste of Senior success came in 1975, when Mick O’ Dwyer’s young guns overwhelmed a fancied Dublin team, Paudie played a storming game, partnering Pat McCarthy at midfield. In 1976 when the Dubs defeated Kerry in the AII Ireland final, Paudie was playing at midfield, but a transition was about to happen and when Kerry next played in an All-Ireland final in 1978, Paudie wore the no. 7 shirt and in 1980 and 1981 he again showed his versatility by winning his last 2 All Ireland medals inside at corner back.

With his club Beaufort, whom he served loyally over the years, he won novice Junior and Intermediate Co. Championships, a senior county Championship with Mid Kerry, a senior Cork championship with UCC. With Kerry he won 5 All Ireland Senior medals, 1 U21 All Ireland medal, 4 National leagues, 3 All Star awards, with Munster 2 Railway Cups, with UCC 1 Sigerson Cup and with St. Brendan’s Killarney, 1 AII Ireland College medal.

In Paudie Lynch’s wonderful career, the media rarely noticed or put the spotlight on him. He was not a man for the limelight, but whether for Beaufort in a club game or Kerry at Croke Park, his exceptional football ability shone through, and it can be truly said of him that he was a star among stars in that golden era for Kerry football.  Paudie Lynch played the game as it should be played as exemplary sportsmen, and was a great ambassador on and off the pitch.

Club: Beaufort

Career: 1971 – 1983

Championship Appearances: 39 (38 as a starter, 1 as a sub – scored 0-7)

League Appearances: 60 (scored 2-32)

 

Gerald McCarthy (St. Finbarr’s and Cork)

Gerald McCarthy seemed destined for stardom from early in his career when captaining the Cork team in 1966 which brought the Liam McCarthy Cup back to Leeside after a gap of twelve years and, a short time later, led the Under-21’s to victory after three epic games against Wexford.

Over the course of the last four decades, he achieved every honour the game had to offer, winning a second senior medal in 1970 and playing a key role in the team which completed three-in-a-row eight years later. An older generation will recall his hurling wizardry in the ’77 final against Wexford, when the management strategically placed him at centre-forward in a bid to curb the influence of Mick Jacob.

His won nine Munster championship medals over the 14 years of his career, four in the National League, another five in the Railway Cup, as well as All-Ireland club medals with St. Finbarr’s. And he also won an All-star award in 1975.

At club level, he played in eight county finals, winning four medals – as well as a county football medal in 1976, playing at wing-back. He also enjoyed notable success as a coach with the ‘Barrs in hurling.

He was trainer when Cork lost the 1982 All-Ireland and again when they were successful 1990. And, more recently before taking over as manager during a turbulent time for him personally and the county, he spent four years as Waterford coach, guiding them to Munster and League final appearances as well as an All-Ireland semi-final.

Munster L.G.F.A. Under 13 Development squad blitz

Rathkeale plays host to some fine football.

Last Saturday saw in excess of 260 girls converge on the fantastic facilities in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale for the Munster under 13 Development Squad blitz. With each county very well represented, 14 teams in total provided a feast of football for the large crowd in attendance. This blitz was a culmination of 10 weeks of hard work on the part of coordinators, players and coaches and offered the players a chance to display many of the key skills and techniques they have been developing over that time. While all games were non-competitive, all teams played with determination, commitment and respect for all others in a spirit that was encouraged from the outset. Referees from all over the province were on hand to assist on the day.

These players will now return to their clubs in their respective counties in the hope that they will have gained valuable confidence and skills so that they can assist their clubs progress in the coming months.

Many thanks to all those who assisted in making the day a great success, especially to the girls who represented themselves so well.

Corn Phádraig Senior B Hurling – Abbey CBS 1-12 Carrigaline 2-9

Abbey C.B.S                                                       –           1.12

Carrigaline                                                        –           2.9

By Eric Grogan

On Friday November 18th Charleville was the venue for this senior ‘B’ hurling championship between the Abbey C.B.S and Carrigaline of Cork. This was a must win game for the Abbey C.B.S to stay in the senior ‘B’ championship. It was a very unsettled day with scattered showers and a strong wind. This made playing conditions tough but this was a very exciting and entertaining contest.

Kelvin Healy of Carrigaline got on the score board with two early points, one from play and one from a free 30 yards from the posts. At the other end full forward Donal O’ Dwyer was a big treat from play and was rewarded with a couple of impressive scores. He also showed great composure over the placed ball where he scored five points from frees throughout the game. Clearances from Ed O’Meara, Cormac O’ Donoghue and Sean Cunningham prevented threats from Carrigaline forwards Dan McCarthy, Tom Good and Kelvin Healy. Despite good defending from the Abbey C.B.S Kelvin Healy got on the end of a loose ball and struck it to the top corner of the net despite the efforts of Eoin White in the Abbey goal.  It was a game with good touches and good fielding from Cormac O’ Donoghue and Carrigaline’s Robert Foster. This made life a lot easier in the sluggish conditions. The score line at half time: Abbey C.B.S 0.7 Carrigaline 1.6

From the restart Johnny Lowry scored a good point which was followed with another well worked point by Peter Mulhair. This brought the sides level. Less than five minutes into the second half a long ball from Kelvin Healy was plucked from the clouds by Dan McCarthy, the full forward for Carrigaline. He was fouled on the 21 yard line. Kelvin Healy stepped up to take the free and had the confidence to go for it and was rewarded with a goal. This brought the score to 2-6 to 9 points in favour of Carrigaline. Great combination from Donal O’ Dwyer, Peter Mulhair and Johnny Lowry created scoring opportunities but they did not capitalise, missing three wides in a row. Kelvin Healy was always a threat and continued to score from the placed ball.  The Abbey needed no less than a win to stay in the senior hurling ‘B’ championship. Damien Bourke also added a good point after a good pass from Cormac O’ Donoghue who was under huge pressure. This once again brought the Abbey side within a goal of Carrigaline who had two goals and nine points.

With two minutes to go the Abbey pushed harder and harder and the Carrigaline defence was under immense pressure. With thirty seconds left on the clock, Peter Mulhair won the ball and had no option but to head for the goal. He struck the ball into the corner of the net. The score now stood at 2-9 to Carrigaline to 1-12 to the Abbey C.B.S. The Abbey still needed a point if they were to remain in the competition. A draw for Carrigaline would be enough to see them to stay in the competition. With two minutes injury time, Carrigaline held on to salvage a draw from a tight and well fought match. This would see them through to the next stage of the competition and on the other hand it would leave heart break for the Abbey side who just fell short of staying in the competition. The final score read the Abbey C.B.S 1-12, Carrigaline 2-9.

Abbey C.B.S

Eoin White (Galtee Rvs/St. Pecaun’s), Sean Cunningham (Lattin/Cullen), Ed O’ Meara (Aherlow), David Finnane (Galtee Rvs/St. Pecaun’s), Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin/Cullen), Ciarán Ryan (Pallasgreen), Damien Bourke (0-1) (Galtee Rvs/St. Pecaun’s), Cormac O’Donoghue(Lattin/Cullen), Paudie O’Dwyer (Pallasgreen), Ciarán Lowry (Arravale Rovers), Peter Mulhair (1-1) (Arravale Rovers), Johnny Lowry (0-1) (Arravale Rovers), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Donal O’Dwyer (0-9,0-5 frees) (Éire Óg/Annacarty), Eoin O’Connell (Lattin/Cullen).

Subs: John Moloney (Aherlow), Dylan O’Gorman (Galtee Rvs/St. Pecaun’s), John Vallance (Aherlow), Dara Fanning (Pallasgreen) for Eoin O’Connell, Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), Mark Russell (Lattin/Cullen), David Cussen (Galbally), Peter Moloney (Aherlow).

Carrigaline

Killian O’Mahony, Darragh O’Sullivan, Anthony O’Reilly, Bryan Lynch, Shane Griffin, Robert Foster, Kevin O’Connell, Kelvin Healy (2-5,0-4 frees), Rob O’Shea, Jamie DePuis (0-2), Tom Good, Jason O’Callaghan, Aaron Ryan, Dan McCarthy (0-2), Killian McIntyre. Subs: David O’Hara, Brian Coakley, Daniel O’Reilly, Luke O’Sullivan, Conor O’Brien, Eoin O’Donovan.