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
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


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

Sunday November 13th

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


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