Munster Club JHC Final – Charleville 3-15 Cappamore 2-8

Charleville’s Christmas cracker

Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-08

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A FITTING end to the Munster championship hurling season in sunny Mallow yesterday, a day stolen from late summer and a game to match. The last of the Munster club hurling championships and the junior champions of two proud hurling counties served up a pre-festive treat, fully appreciated by the 2,594 fans who had made the trip. Ignore the final scoreline, it does scant justice to the efforts of a Cappamore side which endured a schedule over the past few weeks (five championship games) that would have tested even a top professional side. With only 13 minutes to go there were just two points between the teams, Charleville ahead 1-9 to 1-7, the Cork side’s young attackers — James O’Brien, Andrew Cagney, Derry Murphy and Mark Kavanagh — all to the fore.

From the outset this was a contest that sparkled, the sides trading early points before the precocious James O’Brien (a minor again next year) rounded Cappamore keeper Tommy Ryan and coolly slotted home from a narrow angle, putting his side 1-3 to 0-2 ahead after 12 minutes. Points from long-striking wing-back Brendan Dennehy and midfielder Daniel O’Flynn extended the Charleville lead and it looked ominous for Cappamore. A superb overhead pass from full-forward Conor Sheehan, however, a bullet of a volley from point-blank range by Tommy O’Donoghue and the Limerick champions were back in the game. Four points on the trot (two from O’Donoghue, one each from Eamon Gleeson and Declan Deere) and suddenly they were tied, 1-6 apiece. An injury-time James O’Brien pointed free was all that separated the sides at the break, Charleville with their noses in front, but this one had all the makings of a humdinger.

Three minutes after the restart it was tied again, Cappamore midfielder Seamus Ryan with a fine point and for the next ten minutes, as the lights came on, it was stalemate. Who would have thought, at that stage, it would end as it did? Cappamore, however, were finding the going increasingly tough against a Charleville defence that simply shut up shop. Cyrian Curtin was assured, Michael O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald and Alan Dennehy combined superbly in the full-back line, centre-back Colm O’Flynn gave a man of the match performance but was ably supported by Barry McCarthy and Brendan Dennehy. In midfield James Casey and captain fantastic Daniel O’Flynn were increasingly dominant, while the move of the experienced Mervyn Gammell from full-forward to the wing meant an added ball-winner in that vital area, alongside another veteran, Alan O’Connor.

Ultimately, however, it was the pace, panache, energy and exuberance of their youngsters up front that made the difference for Charleville. Andrew Cagney and Derry Murphy got the goals that mattered most, 50th and 52nd minutes respectively, sub Mark Kavanagh had a hat-trick of points, and despite Eamon Gleeson’s fine late goal for Cappamore, a false gloss was put on what had been a tight contest. Disappointing end to the season for the Limerick club but manager Seamus Coffey was looking on the bright side.

“We got what we wanted from the year and that was promotion. We only came down from intermediate two years ago so to win the junior this year and get back up to intermediate is a great achievement, and that’s how we’ll look back on this year. “It took us three games to win our county title, we played a county league as well that took two games and the second one went to extra time. In both cases we were behind but came back to win. Our fellas will always make a game of it, they’ll keep fighting right to the end, they don’t know how to stop.”

Scorers for Charleville: J O’Brien 1-5 (1f), D Murphy 1-1, A Cagney 1-1, M Kavanagh 0-3, B Dennehy (1f), D O’Flynn 0-2 each, M Gammell 0-1.

Scorers for Cappamore: T O’Donoghue 1-3 (1f), E Gleeson 1-1, B Creamer, D Deere, S Ryan, J Ryan, 0-1 each.

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

Subs: M Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), PJ O’Halloran for Gammell (58), D O’Sullivan for M O’Flynn (58), F O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), J Foley for D O’Flynn (58).

CAPPAMORE: T Ryan; D Sheehan, S Lane, J Campbell; M Tracey, B Coffey (c), J Ryan; S Ryan, D Deere; D O’Dwyer, E Gleeson, B Creamer; A Murphy, C Sheehan, T O’Donoghue.

Subs: L Cronin for O’Dwyer (42), J O’Driscoll for S Ryan (50), J Hayes for Creamer (54), D Ryan for Murphy (54), S Humphreys for Campbell (58).

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

For the Record

Cappamore (Limerick) Charleville (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 5
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
(Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14)
2010
(Meelin (Cork) 5-18
St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9)
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 13
Won – 6
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 22
Won – 19
Lost –  3
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 21st 2010 (Munster Club Semi-Final) at Kilmallock
Meelin (Cork) 2-15 Effin (Limerick) 1-10

 

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

@ Charleville            Charleville (Cork) 2-14 Rockwell Rovers (Tipperary) 0-8
@ Cappamore                      Cappamore (Limerick) 3-10 Ballinameela (Waterford) 2-6

Final

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

@ Mallow                              Cappamore (Limerick) v Charleville (Cork) 3:30pm

Odds and Ends

The Munster Club Junior Hurling Champions of the last 3 years have gone on to win the All-Ireland title (2008 – Dripsey, Cork; 2009 – Blackrock, Limerick; 2010 – Meelin, Cork)

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

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 10.75 points. The winning club has averaged 20.25 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 9.5 aggregate points.

In the last 4 finals, the losing team has failed to register a goal on three occasions. On only 1 occasion to date has the winning team in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has won without registering a green flag (2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5)

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

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 GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley. Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH (CORK): Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS (TIPPERARY): Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY (CORK): Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK (LIMERICK): Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN (CORK): Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

 

Munster Club IFC Final – Milltown-Castlemaine 1-14 Mullinahone 0-6

MULLINAHONE NO MATCH FOR THE WILD COLONIAL BOYS

Munster Intermediate Football Final

Milltown/Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-14 Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-6

By Murt Murphy for kerrygaa.ie

Kerry champions Milltown/Castlemaine made it a clean sweep of Munster Club titles for the Kingdom in football when they put Mullinahone to the sword after a tardy start at Mallow on Sunday afternoon. This is a magnificent achievement by Kerry clubs to have won all three majors in Munster with Dr Crokes and Dromid Pearses already champions at Senior and Junior levels and if you consider that Brosna won the Munster Junior B today, it just proves how healthy Kerry club football is and maybe we are getting our competitions right because our clubs over the past seven or eight years have been winning Munster and All-Ireland titles and when speaking to winning managers, they always say that getting out of Kerry is toughest part of the journey to Munster and ultimately All-Ireland glory.

Mullinahone more than matched the favourites in the opening quarter and took the game to them. In fact they had superior pace around the middle of the field especially young Eoin Fennelly as the Kerry side appeared a bit nervous as both sides were level at the end of the opening quarter, on 0-2 apiece. Ian Twiss converted two frees for Milltown/Castlemaine while Adrian Doheny did likewise at the other end. However that was as good as it got for Mullinahone as Milltown’s half forward line of Jerome Flynn, Shane Murphy and Gavin Wrenn opened up in the 2nd quarter, kicking some wonderful long range points while veteran Ian Twiss was also on song kicking two points from play, which saw the Kerry champions lead 0-10 to 0-2 at the interval.

Whatever slim chance Mullinahone had of making a recovery were dashed by the impressive Jerome Flynn when he won a breaking goalmouth ball to slot the ball into the net early in the second half and it was now mission impossible for the Tipperary champions. Entering the final quarter, Milltown/Castlemaine led by 1-11 to 0-4 and the loser’s first point was kicked from play by Niall Curran. In fairness to Mullinahone they never gave up the ghost against far superior opposition but they had three men dismissed late on that made little difference though. . Derek Twiss came off the bench to kick three pointed free for a convincing victory for new Munster Intermediate champions.

Players like Damien Murphy, Joe Daly, Mike Burke, Colm Kerins and Ian Twiss are legends in their parish and lets hope they can now go all the way after Christmas but first there is the small matter of being kings of their own patch so its back to Mid Kerry action on this coming weekend with Glenbeigh/Glencar waiting in the long grass!!!

Milltown/Castlemaine

J Daly J Blennerhassett D Murphy, Kevin McKenna P O’Carroll M Mangan J O’Connor M Burke B Delaney J Flynn 1-2 S Murphy 0-1 G Wrenn 0-3 C Moriarty C Kerins I Twiss 0-5 (2f) Subs D Kelliher for M Mangan P Wrenn for P O’Carroll D Twiss 0-3f for G Wrenn N Wrenn for J O’Connor J Hayes for S Murphy.

Mullinahone

M Lonergan K Vaughan M Costello Br Tracey K Walzer N Curran 0-1 J Connolly, A Curran E Fennelly E O’Meara E Kelly S Curran P Kelly 0-3f A J Curran A Doheny 0-2f

Subs N Cronin for E O’Meara P O’Shea for E Fennelly G Cronin for A Doheny.

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

For the Record

Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry) Mullinahone (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
5 0
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2010
(Gneeveguilla (Kerry) 1-11
St. Breckans (Clare) 0-7)
N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 19
Won – 15
Lost –  3
Drawn – 1
Played – 12
Won – 4
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 15th 2009 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney
(Munster Club Semi-Final)
Spa (Kerry) 2-15 Carrick Swan (Tipperary) 1-6

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals
Sunday November 13th

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                    Mullinahone (Tipperary) 1-9 Mountcollins (Limerick) 0-9
@ Páirc de Búrca Milltown Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) 2-5 Clondegad (Clare) 0-10


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)

 

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan            Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-14 Dungarvan (Waterford) 1-3

@ Mallow Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-9 Newmarket (Cork) 1-6


Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) v Mullinahone (Tipperary) 1:30pm

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 5 of the 8 Munster titles on offer, including the last 4 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Final has been 7.6 points. The winning club has averaged 15.5 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 7.6 aggregate points.

In the last 4 finals, the losing team has failed to register a goal. On only 2 occasions to date, the winning team in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Final has won without registering a green flag.

Mullinahone’s two victories in this year’s competition has equaled the total number of wins by Tipperary’s Intermediate Football Champions in the previous 8 years of this competition.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 14 matches in this competition.

In four of the last five Munster Intermediate Football Finals, the losing club has scored an aggregate of 7 points.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (5) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork and Kerry have secured 2 titles each courtesy of Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004), Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005), Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007) and St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009).

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship
List of Winning Teams

2003 – Ilen Rovers (Cork) 2-19 St. Senans (Limerick) 0-7

ILEN ROVERS, CORK: Gary Coakley; Dónal Murphy, David Coughlan, Finbarr O’Donovan; John Sheehy, Diarmuid Duggan, John Wycherley; Alex Whooley, Fachtna Collins; Flor O’Driscoll, Donie Duggan, Ed. Sheehy; Kieran Daly, Kevin O’Sullivan, Davin Whooley

Subs: Shane Holland, Brian O’Sullivan, Brendan Duggan, Ciarán O’Driscoll

 

2004 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 0-14 Gaultier (Waterford) 1-5

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Stephen Murray, Anthony Roche, Eugene Murphy; Gearoid Ryan, Sean Hayes, Johnny Murphy (Captain); Michael O’Sullivan, Brian McCarthy; John Hayes, Niall Hayes, Maurice Moloney; Declan Hayes, Seamus Hayes, Maurice Moore.

Sub: Mark Ronan for John Hayes.

 

2005 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-7

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Alan Ronan, Sean Hayes, Jeremy Murphy; Eugene Murphy, Gearoid Ryan, Johnny Murphy; Mícheál O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Mark Ronan, Declan Hayes, Niall Hayes; Maurice Moloney, John Hayes, Maurice Moore.

Subs: Stephen Murray for Alan Ronan, James Kingston for Niall Hayes

 

2006 – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-6 Corofin (Clare) 1-4

ARDFERT (KERRY): Dermot Dineen; Brendan Flaherty, Conor Flaherty, Mike Moloney; Sean Flaherty, Eamonn Corridan, Brian Moloney; Jonathon Best (Captain), Martin Ferris; John Egan, Eamonn Ferris, John Dowling; Shane Griffin, Stephen “Santy” Wallace, Francis Wallace

Sub: Damien Wallace for Francis Wallace

 

2007 – Annascaul (Kerry) 0-13 Mallow (Cork) 0-7

ANNASCAUL (KERRY): Gearoid O’Shea; Niall McKenna, Adrian O’Donnell, Colm Barry; Kieran O’Driscoll, Tommy Farrell (Captain), James Farrell; Niall Sheehy, Emmet Kennedy; Brendan O’Driscoll, Gene Farrell, Jamie O’Driscoll; Shane Foley, Gene “Bingo” O Driscoll, Johnny O’Driscoll.

Subs: Eamon Hickson for Brendan O’Driscoll; Thomas O’Shea for McKenna; Keith Moynihan for Gene “Bingo” O’Driscoll

 

2008 – St. Michaels Foilmore (Kerry) 2-13 Kilmihill (Clare) 0-7

ST. MICHAELS FOILMORE (KERRY): Michael Galvin; Ciarán Granfield, Roger Harty, Adrian O’Connell; D. J. Moran, Brian Galvin, Kieran Granfield (Capt); Seán O’Connor, Mark O’Sullivan; Bernard Kelly, David King, Seán Fogarty; Ronan O’Connor, Cian O’Connor, James O’Shea

Subs: Pádraig King for M. O’Sullivan (39); Chris O’Sullivan for B. Galvin (48); Brendan Galvin for M. Galvin (54); Pa Golden for D.J. Moran (55) Joseph Harty for C. O’Connor (60)

 

2009 – Spa (Kerry) 2-11 Cratloe (Clare) 0-10

SPA (KERRY): James Devane; Brian Gleeson, Aidan Cahill, Fergus Clifford; Brian Russell, Hugh O’Donoghue, Eoin Cronin; Andrew Garnett, Kevin Healy; Conor Gleeson, Pa Murphy, Niall O’Mahony (Captain); Cian Tobin, Michael O’Donoghue, Tomas Lynch

Subs: Shane Lynch, Cormac Cronin, Adam O’Reilly, Paul Russell

 

2010 – Gneeveguilla (Kerry) 1-11 St. Breckans (Clare) 0-7

GNEEVEGUILLA (KERRY): Patrick O’Riordan, Brendan Sheahan, Eoghan Lawlor, Michael B Murphy, John Sheahan, Padraig O’Connor, Danny O’Connor, John Paul Brosnan, Don Murphy, Michael Murphy, Fergus McAuliffe, DJ O’Connor, Barry O’Leary, Liam Murphy, Donie O’Connor

Subs – Gerard Moynihan for McAuliffe [57 Mins], PJ Murphy for Donie O’Connor [58 Mins], Mark Sheahan for Michael Murphy [58 Mins], Donal Murphy for DJ O’Connor [59 Mins], Timmy O’Leary for Danny O’Connor [61 Mins]

 

Finuge seeking All-Ireland semi-final win

Finuge seeking All-Ireland semi-final win

Former All-Ireland Junior Club Football champions Finuge will be hoping to book a place in another All-Ireland final when they face Mayo side Kiltane in the semi-final of Ceist GAA le Hector this Wednesday night on TG4 at 8.30pm.

The North Kerry side can call on plenty of experience All-Ireland winner Eamonn Fitzmaurice in their ranks, along with local Primary School Principal John MacAuliffe.

The side are captained by TG4 GAA Beo presenter Michael Ó Domhnall.

Finuge have beaten Round Towers Clondalkin (1-17 to 1-16) and Clan na nGael, Armagh (1-17 to 0-16) to advance to this weeks semi-final.

“It’s certainly a different challenge for me, but I enjoyed the first two days, ” Fitzmaurice said.

“We are still there, but I suppose you are depending on the last round. If you are fast on the buzzers you have a chance.

“If you are slow, or wrong you could lose the game. I think Ceist GAA is a brilliant programme. There was a gap for a programme like it and I think it is doing very well around the country now.”

Fitzmaurice’s team-mate John is also looking forward to the semi-final clash.

“As in all competitions you need a bit of luck”, John said.

“The format of Ceist GAA le Hector is such that there will be no real walkover.

“In the first round against Round Towers we needed to get through a tie breaker, while against Clan na nGael we were behind and we came back to win it, so I hope the same thing will happen in the semi-final – maybe with a bit of luck we will shade it.”

Kiltane are represented by TCD Law Student Sean Gaughan and primary school teacher Noreen Gaughan and are captained by RTE’s Evanne Ní Chuilinn.

The clubs are just one step away from the final, which will be against either Oileann Arainn from Galway or Donegal outfit Na Rossa, to battle it out for a Training weekend at the renowned Carton House in Maynooth, Co. Kildare under the watchful eye of former Meath and International Rules manager Sean Boylan.

The Mayo club have beaten Cratloe of Clare (1-21 to 1-15) and Geevagh of Sligo (0-22 to 1-16) to advance to this stage of the competition.

Sean, who was part of the TCD side that took Higher Education Senior Football League Division 2 honours last week thanks to an extra-time victory over IT Blanchardstown is hoping to continue winning ways at TG4’s Baile na hAbhann studios.

“ Hopefully we won’t have to go to extra-time this Wednesday,” he said.

“I’m a bit wary of this Wednesday though. Any time a team from Mayo meets a team from Kerry in a semi-final, as Mayo know to their cost this year it’s going to be a tough battle and we know we are going to be up against it, but we are hopeful.

“We are definitely seeking revenge now. After Croke Park in August there was a lot of hope – maybe more hope than expectation in Mayo this year, and ultimately Kerry just showed their class and upped their game.

“Hopefully now revenge will be sweet on Wednesday!”

The second semi-final between Galway side Óileann Árainn and Donegal club Na Rossa will be broadcast on Wednesday December 14th at 8.30pm on TG4, with the final on Wednesday December 21st also with an 8.30pm throw-in on TG4.

The programme is in its second series and has the official endorsement of the GAA and is broadcast every Wednesday night at 8.30pm with a repeat showing on Sunday evenings.

16 clubs set out on the road to Ceist GAA honours in 2011, with Mayo, Clare, Sligo, Galway, Tipperary, Kerry, Dublin, Armagh, Wicklow, Galway, Down, Waterford, Donegal and Cork represented.

AIB GAA Football All Ireland Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Dromid Pearses (Kerry) v Cu Chulainns (Yorkshire)

Dromid Pearses (Kerry) will play Cu Chulainns (Yorkshire) in the AIB GAA Football All Ireland Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday December 11th at 1:00pm in Páirc na nÉireann Birmingham.

Fixture Details

11.12.2011 (Sun)

AIB GAA Football All Ireland Junior Club Championship 2011/2012 Quarter Final

Páirc na nÉireann, Birmingham 1.00pm
Dromid Pearses (Kerry) v Cu Chulainns (Yorkshire)
Referee : Barry Cassidy (Doire)
(E.T. if Necessary)

Munster Club SHC Final Replay – Na Piarsaigh 1-13 Crusheen 0-9

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) defeated Crusheen (Clare) by 1-13 to 0-9 in the replay of the AIB Munster Club SHC Final on Sunday at Semple Stadium Thurles.

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Piarsaigh young guns come of age

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-13 Crusheen (Clare) 0-09

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A BITTERLY cold afternoon in Semple Stadium yesterday, biting wind and heavy showers; a disappointing afternoon also for the players and supporters of gallant Crusheen. And yet it was a game to stir the blood and warm the heart of even the most cynical as Na Piarsaigh continue their Cinderella season — adding a first Munster Club SHC title to the ground-breaking Limerick crown won just a few weeks ago. In front of another disappointing attendance (2,486, down 500 from last week), from the opening minutes it was obvious this was going to be a very different contest to the sporting but almost bloodless affair that was the drawn match. As was the case on Sunday last, both sets of players were totally committed, individually and as a group gave it everything with neither time nor space easily found. But there was also some serious early belting in this one, and it was all from one side, three Na Piarsaigh players (Brian Hartnett, David Breen and Kevin Downes) yellow carded by referee Cathal McAllister within the opening three minutes for dangerous pulls.

It can’t be said this set the tone for the game — from there on it was again a very sporting encounter — but it did say something about which side was the more energised. It took a while for all that energy to emerge but when it did — well, let’s save that for later. Despite all that early Na Piarsaigh bluster, Crusheen set the pace but three bad wides was all they had to show for their efforts. In contrast, with the first look at the posts Kevin Downes, the Na Piarsaigh full-forward, blasted a fine point over from the wide left for the early lead. Late call-up Tony Meaney then replied for Crusheen, but points from Downes again and wing-forward Kevin Ryan had Na Piarsaigh 0-3 to 0-1ahead in the 13th minute. With the wind not giving either side a major advantage Crusheen took charge, and a strong second-quarter (as was the case last week) had them a point in front at the break, 0-5 to 0-4 — young centre-forward Jamie Fitzgibbon with a fine brace.

Na Piarsaigh began the second half looking very strong and tied the game through the giant David Breen, but then missed three opportunities to surge ahead. Crusheen then came fighting back, two more points from Fitzgibbon (had a great tussle with Na Piarsaigh centre-back James O’Brien, who shaded the contest and took man of the match honours) along with two from free-taker Pat Vaughan, against one from Shane Dowling, putting the Claremen three clear (0-9 to 0-6) with only 14 minutes left. The final quarter, however, was all Na Piarsaigh. Where Dowling, scoring hero of last week’s draw, had been quiet up to then, suddenly he began to make his presence felt. Just as significantly, Downes and David Breen also became even more prominent, as did corner forward Kevin Kennedy. Most significantly of all, substitute Adrian Breen, dropped after a poor performance last week, exploded into the game.

Out of nowhere the scores started to flow, and the current was all one-way. 1-6 Na Piarsaigh notched in the final quarter, no reply from Crusheen; 1-3 by Adrian Breen, the goal coming in the 58th minute after fine setup work by Dowling and Downes, two more from Dowling himself, a long-ranger from David Breen, and what had been a tight, tense game was blown open. Rough justice on Crusheen, eventually, and they had legitimate claims for a penalty in the 18th minute ignored, but overall their lack of any kind of goal-scoring threat cost dearly. They were overrun eventually, but can still hold their heads high. On a dreary day, they played their part.

Scorers for Na Piarsaigh: A Breen 1-3, S Dowling 0-3 (2fs, 0-1 65), K Downes, D Breen 0-2 each, K Kennedy, K Ryan, C King 0-1 each.

Scorers for Crusheen: J Fitzgibbon 0-4, P Vaughan 0-3 (2fs), T Meaney, D Forde, 0-1 each.

Subs for Na Piarsaigh: A Breen for Gleeson (28), A Hennessy for Cunningham (40), J Madden for O’Neill (48).

Subs for Crusheen: C O’Donnell for Forde (45), J Meaney for T Meaney (51).

Referee: C McAllister (Cork)

 

Next Round – the winners play Lougheil Shamrocks (Antrim) in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final on February 11th.

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
(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 – 20
Won – 7
Lost –  11
Drawn – 2
Played – 18
Won – 7
Lost –  10
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 27th 2011 at Semple Stadium Thurles
(Munster Club Final) –
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-11 Crusheen (Clare) 0-14
Draw your own conclusion Sunday’s drawn final was the first time two clubs have required a replay in this competition since the 2001 Munster Club Senior Hurling Semi-Final between Ballygunner and Toomevara. Since then, 46 matches have been played in this competition which produced a result on the day before the 2011 Final. 

There have been just 4 draws in the final of the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship since the competition began in 1964 (8%)

1977 – St. Finbarrs, Cork 3-05 Sixmilebridge, Clare 3-05 (Draw), St. Finbarrs, Cork 2-08 Sixmilebridge, Clare 0-06 (Replay)

1983 – Midleton, Cork 3-6 Borrisoleigh, Tipperary 1-12 (Draw), Midleton, Cork 1-14 Borrisoleigh, Tipperary 1-11 (Replay)

1985 – Kilruane MacDonaghs, Tipperary 1-8 Blackrock, Cork 1-8 (Draw), Kilruane MacDonaghs, Tipperary 0-12 Blackrock, Cork 0-06 (Replay)

Last Sunday’s drawn match was the 12th time out of the last 17 Munster Club Senior Hurling Finals to be played at Semple Stadium Thurles.

 

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

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-11 Crusheen (Clare) 0-14

Final Replay

Sunday December 4th (Replay date – Saturday December 10th)

@ 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,

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.

Munster Club SFC Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-14 UCC 2-10

Football’s December flourish

Dr Crokes (Kerry) 3-14 UCC (Cork) 2-10

By Tony Leen for the Irish Examiner newspaper

LOOK at the scoreline and ponder the date. December 4.

The GAA twilight zone when yellow cards and fractious incidents go stride for stride with scores. The weather was classically club final yesterday in Killarney. Slate grey skies, sheet-rods of rain, but the players and mentors of Dr Crokes and UCC went about their business without meanness or treachery. Hence the hurling scoreline, a festival of scores.

Naïve? Hmm. That was College’s first defeat in 17 Sigerson and Championship matches this season. And Dr Crokes might have created some kind of GAA asterisk for themselves by starting and finishing the same calendar year in two different Munster Club finals. Their 2011 isn’t done yet. In two weeks they’ll steel themselves for an East Kerry (O’Donoghue Cup) Championship semi-final against Glenflesk before coach Harry O’Neill can start thinking of the new year and the All-Ireland semi-final clash with Crossmaglen in February. If the pain of last January’s Munster club final defeat to Nemo was a prod yesterday, the manner of their loss to the Armagh men in the 2007 All-Ireland final will doubtless stoke New Year preparations.

Yesterday’s Munster final success, the club’s fourth, was a Crokes patent in its execution. 1-4 to 0-2 down after 20 minutes, their peerless ability to wriggle out of difficulty was again their salvation. Within three minutes, they had created two goals against the run of the opening quarter. How do they keep doing that? Lock-pickers. Back in 1992, when this glorious run of success began, they had intelligent goal-getting forwards like Pat O’Shea, Connie Murphy and Seanie O’Shea. Afterwards came Roland Neher and company. There is a club culture that begins with the under age structure Pat O’Shea has put in place.

UCC coach Paul O’Keeffe has a simpler explanation: when you’ve forwards like Colm Cooper, Kieran O’Leary, Brian Looney and Dáithí Casey, there’s always problems. The Killarney quartet mined 3-12 of the total yesterday. It was O’Leary’s 21st minute strike that cancelled UCC’s opening goal, confidently taken by Kenmare’s Stephen O’Brien. College still had a 1-4 to 1-2 edge before O’Leary, who had an outstanding game, ghosted inside the cover and palmed down a Cooper free to Dáithí Casey to goal again.

The Crokes template is to punish vulnerable opposition but it took a while. College have built a defiance from this wonderful year one wouldn’t normally associate with university teams and Brian Coughlan and Mike Griffin both pointed to level again approaching half-time (2-3 to 1-6). UCC reworked their full back line early and often to try and counter the Casey-O’Leary-Cooper axis. Martin Hickey, Matthew Galvin and Sean Kiely all had spells trying to quell Kieran O’Leary without apparent success. Gooch was yet to erupt as the sides went to the dressing rooms with Crokes 2-4 to 1-6 in front after a Casey free.

The 2,961 paying patrons didn’t have long to wait for the Cooper cameo – the first, second and third minutes of the second half, in fact, each recorded with a Gooch point. The last of the three was created by Johnny Buckley, who was now hobbling around the edge of the square after rolling an ankle. He is due to go for a scan today to determine whether he can join his inter-county colleagues on a short sojourn to New York this week. That could have been an issue but Ambrose O’Donovan was always watching the back door, while Dáithí Casey slotted in as his creative partner.

College centre-back Niall Daly and Crokes’ Duracell wing forward Brian Looney swapped points before Crokes took a tighter grip. Eoin Brosnan surged forward to fist a point but there was still a dying sting from a wearying College outfit as Sean Kiely and Paul Geaney landed points to make it 2-9 to 1-9. Only their All-Ireland commitments into February will prevent Looney and Dáithí Casey being called into Jack O’Connor’s National League squad. The Kingdom coach may also fret over Cooper and Kieran O’Leary, who’ve been at it without a break since the beginning of the year.

“We’ll taper it down now while the (Kerry) lads are in New York,” Crokes coach Harry O’Neill said, “but I’m sure there will be plenty of fellas ready to put their hand up for the Glenflesk game. After Christmas, we’ll begin to think about Crossmaglen.” Football neutrals already are. Crokes have played their last six county and provincial club championship games in Killarney but it is less the venue and more the physical strength of the Ulster champions that will exercise minds on Lewis Road over the holiday period.

This latest group of Crokes crackers are still a year or two from their peak, not just in football terms but from a physical point of view. The full back line yesterday looked uncomfortable in the opening quarter and four of the six backs are what we’d euphemistically call tidy. Their celebrated attack will always give Crokes a chance, however. In the final ten minutes they added on the numbers at will and six minutes from the end, Andrew Kenneally slid Casey through to apply the killer finish. 3-13 to 1-10. It must have been hard for one of their own to finish them off but in a final and laudable show of defiance, Paul Geaney bundled home a late goal for UCC. December day, July joy.

Scorers for Dr Crokes: D Casey (2-3, three frees); B Looney, C Cooper (0-4 each); K. O’Leary (1-1); E Brosnan and A O’Donovan (0-1 each).

Scorers for UCC: P Geaney (1-2, 2 frees), S O’Brien (1-0), B Coughlan (0-2), N Daly, S Kiely, W Kennedy, J O’Sullivan, M. Griffin, G. O’Grady (free) (0-1 each).

Subs for Dr Crokes: K McMahon for O’Leary (26); B McMahon for Buckley (53); C Brady for Doolin (57); S O’Neill for Kenneally (60).

Subs for UCC: D Culhane for Hickey (half time); S Beston for O’Sullivan (41); A Geaney for Griffin (43).

Referee: R Hickey (Clare)

 

Next Round – the winners play the Ulster champions Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final on Sunday February 19th.

For the Record

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) UCC (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Dr. Crokes
1990, 1991, 2006)

3
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
2006 1999
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
13 27
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2006 

(Dr. Crokes)

2010 

(Nemo Rangers)

Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 21
Won – 12
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 25
Won – 20
Lost –  5
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives January 30th 2011 at Mallow
(Munster Club Final) –
Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-15 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-13

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final

Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Cloughduv                                   UCC (Cork) 1-19 Monaleen (Limerick) 2-15 (AET)

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-13 Ballinacourty (Waterford) 0-7


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)

@ Dr. Crokes GAA Club grounds             Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 0-12 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-9

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                     UCC (Cork) 5-12 Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 1-5

Final

Sunday December 4th (Replay date – Saturday December 10th)

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v UCC (Cork) 2:00pm
Odds and Ends

Dating back to 1986, the representatives of Cork and Kerry have met in the Munster Club Senior Football Final on just 3 occasions out of a total of 25 deciders during that time (12%)

  • 2010 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-15 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-13
  • 2000 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 0-11 Glenflesk (Kerry) 0-7
  • 1996 – Laune Rangers (Kerry) defeated Clonakilty (Cork)

By contrast, in the 21 Munster Club Senior Football Finals played from 1965 through to 1985, Kerry and Cork’s representatives met on 9 occasions (43%).

In the last 5 Munster Club Senior Football Finals, the winning team has won by a margin of 3 points or less on each occasion.

  • 2010 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-15 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-13
  • 2009 – Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-7 Kerins O’Rahillys (Kerry) 0-6
  • 2008 – Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 0-7 Nemo Rangers (Cork) 0-6
  • 2007 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Ballinacourty (Waterford) 1-7
  • 2006 – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-5 Nire (Waterford) 0-8

Only 6 goals have been scored in the last 300 minutes of Munster Club Senior Football Final action. Based on the average of a goal every 50 minutes, perhaps the first goal in Fitzgerald Stadium will arrive in the 50th minute and if so, would surely be a match winner?

Since 2000, Cork hold the best record in the Munster Club Championship with 20 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 13 titles, just under half the total of Cork clubs (27). Since 2000, Kerry have captured 2 Munster club titles and have not captured the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title since Laune Rangers victory in 1995 / 1996. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 15 Munster Club Senior Football champions (7%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

Clare won 3 Munster Club Senior Football titles since 2004 and have won 13 of the 25 matches played in the Munster Club Championship since 2000.

Limerick’s Dromcollogher-Broadford defeated Nemo Rangers and Kilmurry/Ibrickane to win the 2008 Munster Club Senior Football title. Those 2 victories are the only wins for the Limerick Senior Football champions in this competition dating back to 2003, a period of 9 matches which include 8 defeats and 1 drawn game, includling Monaleen’s defeat to UCC this season.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (13) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006,

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams


All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.

Munster Club Senior FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Awards 2011

Click here to view video interviews from the Munster GAA Awards

PRESS RELEASE

December 4th 2011

2011 BORD GAIS ENERGY MUNSTER GAA AWARDS

The 2011 Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards took place on Saturday evening December 3rd at the Malton Hotel, Killarney in front of a large attendance. RTE’s Eileen Dunne acted as MC on the evening and speakers includes Sean Walsh (Munster GAA Chairman) and John Mullins (CEO of Bord Gáis Eireann). Gerald McCarthy (Hurling Hall of Fame winner) spoke on behalf of the recipients while former Kerry footballer Darragh O’Se was the special guest speaker.

The full list of winners of the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards for 2011 are as follows:

o Hall of Fame Award Hurling – Gerald McCarthy, Cork

o Hall of Fame Award Football – Paudie Lynch, Kerry

o Senior Hurling Award – Lar Corbett, Tipperary

o Senior Football Award – Declan O’Sullivan, Kerry

o Special Merit Award – Jerry Ring, Tipperary

o Media Award – Michael Scanlon, C103

o Referee Award – Eddie Cunningham, Waterford

o Education Award – Willie Dowling, Kerry

o Manager of the Year – David Power, Tipperary

o Distinguished Service to GAA Award – Gerry Bennis, Limerick

o Under 21 Hurling Award – Aidan Walsh, Cork

o Under 21 Football Award – Ciaran Sheehan, Cork

o Minor Hurling Award – Tony Kelly, Clare

o Minor Football Award – TJ Ryan, Tipperary

o Camogie Award – Jill Horan, Cork

o Ladies Football Award – Deirdre O’Reilly, Cork

o Intermediate Hurling Award – Patrick Kelly, Clare

o Handball Award – Catriona Casey, Cork

o Junior Football – Andrew O’Sullivan, Cork

o Club of the Year – Ná Piarsaigh, Limerick

o Supporter of the Year – Cyril Kavanagh, Cork

 

Development Grants / Admission Prices

Development Grants / Admission Prices

At a meeting of Munster Council this evening and following consultation with the clubs involved in Sunday’s finals of the Senior Club Championships, it was agreed to reduce the prices of the AIB Munster Club Senior Football Championship Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney and the AIB Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Final Replay at Semple Stadium Thurles, both scheduled for 2pm on Sunday next December 4th.

AIB Munster Club Senior Football Championship Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v UCC (Cork)

Admission Prices – Adults – €15; Student/OAP – €10 (reduction of €5 across the board)

AIB Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Crusheen (Clare)

Admission Prices – Adults – €10; Student/OAP – €5 (reduction of €5 on top of normal replay decrease)

There was also approval at this evening’s Munster Council meeting on the redistribution of money to clubs across the province. A total €903,619 will be allocated to a total of 164 clubs around the 6 counties in Munster through Club Development grants. This latest allocation of Club Development grants brings the amount of money redistributed to Munster clubs over the last 5 years to in excess of €7,500,000. Munster GAA is the only provincial body to provide Development grants to clubs from their own resources. Details of the Club Development grant allocations will be circulated in the coming days to the clubs initially and thereafter to the general media.

 

Munster GAA Awards – Club of the Year

PRESS RELEASE

November 30th 2011

SPECIAL MERIT AWARD WINNER AND CLUB OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED FOR
2011 BORD GAIS ENERGY MUNSTER GAA AWARDS

Jerry Ring was today announced as the winner of the Special Merit Award for the 2011 Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards. Originally from Millstreet, Co Cork, Ring has lived in Tipperary for many years and served with distinction as Secretary of the West Tipperary GAA Board for 29 years and was also a member of many County Board Committees for more than three decades.

Jerry has also provided invaluable print and photographic records of GAA activities around the Division and beyond during this period and is also a long serving member of the Tipperary Year Book Committee. He has presented a weekly half hour GAA programme on Tipperary Mid-West Community Radio also for many years. A gentleman to his fingertips, Jerry Ring is one of Munster’s finest GAA servants and his special merit award will be welcomed warmly throughout the province.

Ná Piarsaigh of Limerick have been chosen as the Club of the Year for 2011, following their first ever win in the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship. In addition to their historic Senior victory, Ná Piarsaigh were crowed Limerick County Hurling champions at Under 14, Under 16 and Minor grades and were runners-up in the Limerick Under 21 Hurling Championship. The club also won the City Division Junior Hurling title and were the runners-up in the National Feile ne nGael competition.

Speaking on the announcement of these winners, Bord Gáis Energy Sports Sponsorship Manager Ger Cunningham said “Jerry has been involved with the GAA both in Cork and in Tipperary for so many years of his life and has given so much to the sport both on and off the field. I am delighted that his dedication and commitment is being honoured this weekend with this prestigious award. Ná Piarsaigh have had an outstanding year and have produced some quality results at Junior and Senior levels and are certainly the club to watch at the Munster Club Final on Sunday.”

 

Sean Walsh said “Na Piarsaigh are a most deserving winner of the Club of the Year title. Having worked hard at underage level for many years, they finally made the breakthrough at Senior level in Limerick and may yet be crowned champions of Munster on Sunday next. To qualify for the final of every County hurling competition from Under 14 upwards shows a level of consistency which bodes well for the club in the future. Jerry Ring’s involvement in the GAA at so many levels over the years as a player, referee, administrator, scribe and photographer make him a most deserving winner of the Special Merit award.“

Other winners announced today were Jill Horan, Tipperary as Camogie Player of the Year, Cork’s Deirdre O’Reilly who took the Ladies Footballer of the Year award and Catriona Casey, also of Cork who was announced Handballer of the Year.

 

The Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards will take place this Saturday, 3 December at 8pm in the Malton Hotel, Killarney.

Full list of winners of the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards for 2011 are as follows:

  • Hall of Fame Award Hurling – Gerald McCarthy, Cork
  • Hall of Fame Award Football – Paudie Lynch, Kerry
  • Senior Hurling Award – Lar Corbett, Tipperary
  • Senior Football Award – Declan O’Sullivan, Kerry
  • Special Merit Award – Jerry Ring, Tipperary
  • Media Award – Michael Scanlon, C103
  • Referee Award – Eddie Cunningham, Waterford
  • Education Award – Willie Dowling, Kerry
  • Manager of the Year – David Power, Tipperary
  • Distinguished Service to GAA Award – Gerry Bennis, Limerick
  • Under 21 Hurling Award – Aidan Walsh, Cork
  • Under 21 Football Award – Ciaran Sheehan, Cork
  • Minor Hurling Award – Tony Kelly, Clare
  • Minor Football Award – TJ Ryan, Tipperary
  • Camogie Award – Jill Horan, Cork
  • Ladies Football Award – Deirdre O’Reilly, Cork
  • Intermediate Hurling Award – Patrick Kelly, Clare
  • Handball Award – Catriona Casey, Cork
  • Junior Football – Andrew O’Sullivan, Cork
  • Club of the Year – Ná Piarsaigh, Limerick
  • Supporter of the Year – Cyril Kavanagh, Cork

 

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