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)