Allianz Football League Division 4 – Carlow 1-15 Waterford 0-12

Carlow defeated Waterford by 1-15 to 0-12 in round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 4 on Saturday at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

Team News

1. Kieran Cotter, Geraldines

2. Maurice O’Gorman, Nire

3. Thomas O’Gorman, Nire

4. Kieran Connery, Clashmore / Kinsalebeg

5. Tony Grey, Stradbally

6. Eamonn Walsh, Ballinameela

7. Wayne Hennessy, Ardmore

8. Shane Ahearne, Stradbally

9. Sean O’Hare, Ballinacourty

10. Adam Brophy, St. Saviours

11. Patrick Hurney, Ballinacourty

12. Cillian O’Keeffe, Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

13. Mark Ferncombe, Ballinacourty

14. Gary Hurney, Ballinacourty

15. Joey Veale, Kilrossanty.

All-Ireland Colleges Senior Hurling A Final – Nenagh CBS 3-10 Kilkenny CBS 2-11

Star man Forde hails Nenagh determination

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Nenagh CBS 3-10 Kilkenny CBS 2-11

NENAGH CBS became the third Tipperary school to win this title following a hard-fought victory in Thurles on Saturday. The victory completed a remarkable year for the north Tipperary school, who wouldn’t have been many people’s tip for the Munster title, let alone the All-Ireland.”We couldn’t have dreamed of this at the start of the year,” said captain Jason Forde. “Looking at our record over the last few years, nobody could have forecast that we would be here doing it, but sheer guts and determination got us here.”

Despite not being 100pc having suffered from the flu in the build-up to the game, Forde was once again Nenagh’s key man, scoring 2-2 and setting up his side’s third goal for Silvermines clubmate Paudie Fogarty, which began the Nenagh charge after a slow start. Joint-manager Donach O’Donnell said the victory was just reward for the manner in which the team developed throughout the campaign. “Those guys did it the hard way. They defeated Thurles CBS, Ardscoil Ris, St Kieran’s (Kilkenny), who were going for three in a row, and if they didn’t win today, it wouldn’t have been right. “They deserve it — they are a great bunch.”

Kilkenny CBS will be disappointed that they failed to build on their strong start, with Philly Campion opening the scoring, followed by a fourth-minute Shane Cuddihy goal. They stretched their lead with two points from full-forward Morgan Clifford before Nenagh went on a storming finish to the half which yielded 2-3 in a five-minute spell. Firstly, Forde played in Fogarty in the 26th minute and two minutes later Forde latched onto a long ball before coolly slotting past Darragh Houlihan. Further points from Forde and Stephen O’Brien helped Nenagh into a three-point lead at the break. However, Kilkenny started the second half the better side, with points from Kevin Kenny and the excellent Clifford cutting the margin.

The crucial third goal for Nenagh came in the 37th minute when Forde latched onto a long ball and pulled first time to the corner of the net. O’Brien and two points each from James Mackey and Killian Gleeson kept Nenagh in control. Kilkenny CBS produced a strong finish but time ran out as Nenagh hung on to deservedly lift the Croke Cup.

SCORERS — Nenagh: J Forde 2-2 (2f), J Mackey 0-3, P Fogarty 1-0, S O’Brien, K Gleeson 0-2 each, S Geaney 0-1. Kilkenny: M Clifford 0-4, O McGrath 0-3f, S Cuddihy, N Mullins 1-0 each, P Campion, E Fennelly, K Kenny, R Buckley 0-1 each.

NENAGH CBS — W Power; S Cleary, K Gubbins, D Quinn; E Hynes, J Peters, J Flaherty; J Loughnane, S Geaney; T Gallagher, S O’Brien, K Gleeson; P Fogarty, J Forde, J Mackey. Subs: D Peters for Quinn (52), C Delaney for Gubbins (59).

KILKENNY CBS — D Houlihan; S Cassin, E Cody, C McGrath; N Mullins, O McGrath, R Fitzpatrick; D Sheehan, J Langton; C Doyle, S Cuddihy, P Campion; K Kenny, M Clifford, E Fennelly. Subs: L Scanlon for Campion (40), D Bolger for Sheehan (46), R Buckley for Cuddihy (46), P Delahunty for Fennelly (58).

REF — C McAllister (Cork)

All Ireland Vocational Schools SF ‘A’ Semi-Final – Holy Trinity Cookstown 2-14 Clonakilty Community School 2-5

Holy Trinity, Cookstown defeated Clonakilty Community College by 2-14 to 2-5 in the All Ireland Vocational Schools SF ‘A’ Semi-Final on Saturday at St.Conleths Park, Newbridge.

Munster Scór Sinsir Final

Torthaí — Comórtaisí Ceannais Scór Sinsir na Mumhan

Satharn 31ú Márta 2012 — Teampall Mór, Co. Thiobraid Árann

Rince Fóirne: An Spá/Ciarraí

Amhránaíocht Aonair: Maigh Chairce-An Bhuiríos/Tiobraid

Árann-Pádraig Ó Duibhir

Ceol Uirlise: Gleann Fleisce/Ciarraí

Aithriseoireacht: S.C. Ó Breacáin/Tiobraid Árann-Nollaig Seoigh

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Pailís Ghréine/Luimneach

Tráth na gCeist: Móin a’ Lín/Luimneach

Nuachleas: Sráid a’ Mhuilinn/Corcaigh

Rince Seit: Gleann Fleisce/Ciarraí

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Comórtaisí Ceannais na hÉireann Scór Sinsir Satharn 21ú Aibreán 2012 (21/4/12) Cill Áirne, Co. Chiarraí — 3.00 i.n.

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Corn na gColáistí Under 16 ½ B Football Final – Rochestown 1-12 DLS Macroom 0-10

Rochestown defeated DLS Macroom by 1-12 to 0-10 in the Corn na gColáistí Under 16 ½ B Football Final on Friday at Cloughduv.

White Cup Under 15 A Hurling Final – Ardscoil Rís Limerick 2-11 Thurles CBS 2-8

Ardscoil Rís Limerick defeated Thurles CBS by 2-11 to 2-8 in the White Cup Under 15 A Hurling Final on Thursday at MacDonagh Park Nenagh.

Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football S-Final – Cork 3-15 Clare 1-6

Cork defeated Clare by 3-15 to 1-6 in the Cadbury Munster GAA Football U21 Championship Semi Final on Wednesday at Pairc Ui Rinn.

O’Sullivan blow in Cork rout

Cork 3-15 Clare 1-6

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork breezed into the final of the Munster U21FC last night in Páirc Uí Rinn yet this comprehensive semi-final success over Clare was overshadowed by captain Rory O’Sullivan limping off in the first-half amidst fears he has torn his cruciate ligament for the second time in his career.

The Argideen Rangers player suffered the injury at the start of last season and missed out on Cork’s provincial U21 winning campaign. Last night served as his inter-county comeback but the midfielder was forced to bow out of action in the 19th minute after hurting his left knee in a challenge as he attempted a shot. “It doesn’t look good at the moment,” admitted Cork manager John Cleary afterwards. “It’s very unfortunate for the player. He’s going for a scan today and we’ll learn more then. Cruciate is the fear as he was in a lot of pain coming off. But he’s okay now and we really don’t know.”

The theme of injures featured heavily in Cork’s night with Donal Óg Hodnett, a shining light in the triumphant Munster championship side last year, unable to start in attack from the off due to a knee problem and Ilen Rovers’ Dan McEoin slotted in as his replacement. Hodnett incurred a knee injury in training yet Cleary is hopeful he will recover in time for the trip to Tralee on April 11th for a final showdown against Kerry.

Apart from those personnel losses, this was a straightforward night’s work for Cork. They endured a tentative start to the game as Clare, sharpened by the benefits of a first round win over Limerick, stormed into a 1-2 to 0-3 lead by the 20th minute. The Banner’s principal attacking weapon in the first-half was the towering frame of Darren O’Neill who they positioned at the edge of the square. He posed difficulties for the Cork defence with his ability to claim aerial possession and after firing a fine point in the 3rd minute, he raised a green flag nine minutes later when rising at the back post to fist a sideline ball to the net.

Alongside him, the trickery of Cathal McInerney surfaced on occasions and the Cratloe player nearly grabbed a second goal for Clare in the first-half, only for his shot to be deflected wide after a mazy run. However, Cork defender Alan Cronin stuck diligently to his task and kept McInerney scoreless from play in the second-half.

By the interval Cork had turned the match firmly in their favour with a devastating burst of 1-6 without reply. Jamie Wall’s composed finish to the net kick-started the scoring spree and as Cleary rightly pointed out after, it was the twin attacking blades of John O’Rourke and Brian Hurley that cut the deepest wounds into the Clare defence thereafter. Between them, O’Rourke and Hurley struck 0-9 from play, and their assured kicking was vital to Cork’s recovery.

Clare needed a swift flurry of scores after the break to vault them back into contention and while McInerney curled over an early free, Cork soon put the game to bed. A dynamic team move involving Ruairí Deane and Kevin Hallissey released Luke Connolly in the 33rd minute and the Nemo Rangers player billowed the net with a powerful finish. O’Rourke swung over a wonderful brace of points after that and although Clare carved open the Cork rearguard with a brilliant team move, Micheal Malone’s goalbound drive flashed wide.

From there to the end, the match was a procession for Cork. Despite O’Neill giving Clare an edge in the middle of the park with his height, substitute Eoin Healy’s tenacity ensured Cork frequently claimed primary possession. Mark Sugrue planted the ball in the net with his left foot for the Rebels’ third goal in the 45th minute to conclude the contest. In the closing stages, Cleary emptied his bench with Brian O’Driscoll enjoying the rare distinction of sampling Cork U21 action while still being eligible for the minor ranks this year. The Cork boss is looking forward to a final date with the Kingdom yet is hoping his players’ schedule before that will be cleared.

“I’m pleading with people there to give these lads a chance to prepare. Five of them had a championship game last Saturday and I don’t think it’s fair they’d a game again tonight. A Munster U21 final is a big game in their careers. We’ll be looking for the weekend before it free and we hope we’ll get it.”

Scorers for Cork: L Connolly 1-2 (0-1f), J O’Rourke 0-5, B Hurley 0-4, M Sugrue 1-1, J Wall 1-0, K Hallissey, D McEoin, D Drake 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: D O’Neill 1-1, C McInerney 0-2 (0-1f), P Dillon, S O’Driscoll, S Malone 0-1 each

CORK: S Mellet; D O’Donovan, D Cahalane, A Cronin; J Cronin, T Clancy, J Wall; R O’Sullivan, R Deane; K Hallissey, M Sugrue, J O’Rourke; D McEoin, L Connolly, B Hurley.

Subs: E Healy for O’Sullivan (inj) (19), B O’Driscoll for J Cronin (46), D Drake for Hurley (49), D Nation for Deane (51), C O’Sullivan for O’Donovan (54).

CLARE: W De Loughery; E Ralph, E Malone, M O’Connor; S Malone, S Collins, S Tierney; K O’Connor, C Ryan; E Finnucane, S Brennan, M Malone; C McInerney, D O’Neill, P Collins.

Subs: M O’Shea for Ryan (38), S O’Driscoll for M Malone (38), C O’Brien for M O’Connor (43), P Dillon for P Collins (46), R Linnane for Finnucane (52).

Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)

For the Record

Cork Clare
2012 Team Management John Cleary (Castlehaven – Manager), Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Michael Linehan (Killavullen), Brian Herlihy (Dohenys) Colm Collins (Cratloe – Manager), Peter O’Connell (Shannon Gaels), Gerry Kelly (Kildysert), Michael Considine (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)
2012 Team Captain Rory O’Sullivan
(Argideen Rangers)
Shane Brennan
(Clondegad)
2011 Championship Performance Defeated Tipperary by 0-21 to 2-3 in the Semi-Final. Defeated Kerry by 2-24 to 0-8 in the Munster Final at Pairc Ui Rinn. Lost to Limerick by 2-11 to 0-15 after extra time in the Quarter Final at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 22 0
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2011 N/A
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 26
Won – 20
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Played – 19
Won – 6
Lost – 12
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2005 Munster Semi-Final – March 26th at Kilmallock – Cork 3-15 Clare 1-7 – Goals by Michael Murphy, Paul O’Flynn and Daniel Goulding helped Cork to a 14 point victory over Clare.
What happened 3 years ago? 

2009 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 1-6 in the first round before losing to Tipperary in the Semi-Final after extra time by 0-13 to 0-10 in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Defeated Waterford by 1-15 to 1-5 in the first round before losing to Kerry by 2-10 to 1-4 in the Semi-Final at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

2012 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 14th

Kerry 0-11 Tipperary 0-5

Clare 2-7 Limerick 0-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 28th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee               Waterford v Kerry                                         @ 7:30pm

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork v Clare                                                  @ 7:30pm

Final

Wednesday April 11th

Venue permutations

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee               Kerry v Cork @ 7:30pm
(met in 2011 final at Pairc Ui Rinn)

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Kerry v Clare                                                 @ 7:30pm
(last meeting in 2007 in Kilmihill)

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Cork v Waterford                                          @ 7:30pm
(last meeting in 2009 at Pairc Ui Rinn)

@ Cooraclare Waterford v Clare                                         @ 7:30pm
(last meeting in 2006 in Dungarvan)

Extra time if necessary in all games

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (22) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Attendances for the Munster Under 21 Football Championship have grown by 153% in the period 2007 through to 2011. This is consistent with the 51% rise in attendances for all Munster inter-county football competitions during that period (not including replays).
  • All matches in this competition will be played under lights on Wednesday nights for the second consecutive year.
  • Cork have won 6 of the last 8 Munster Under 21 Football titles, winning 16 of their last 18 games in this Championship. Their only defeats since 2004 came against Kerry in Tralee in 2010 (0-19 to 1-8) and 2008 (0-15 to 0-10). Prior to 2004, Cork won just 2 of the previous 14 Munster Under 21 Football titles from 1990 to 2003 as Kerry won 9 of the 10 titles on offer during the 1990’s.
  • Clare have won 3 of their last 13 matches in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship dating back to 2003.
  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 76, won 28, lost 45 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 37%.
  • Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.
  • For the record Cork have appeared in 36 finals: Kerry in 34 finals: Tipperary in 10 finals: Clare in 10 finals: Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals

Munster Under 21 Football Finals

1962                       @ Kenmare                                        Kerry                     2-7          Cork                       1-4

1963                       @ Clonakilty                                      Cork                       2-3          Kerry                     1-4

1964                       @ Kilmallock                                     Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary            1-2

1965                       @ Castletownroche                        Cork                       2-14       Tipperary            1-6

1966                       @ Cork Ath. Grounds                     Kerry                     3-8          Cork                       0-14

1967                       @ Listowel                                         Kerry                     2-12       Clare                     1-7

1968                       @ Kilrush                                            Kerry                     5-7          Clare                     2-9

1969                       @ Killarney                                        Cork                       1-14       Kerry                     1-11

1970                       @ Buttevant                                      Cork                       5-12       Clare                     1-7

1971                       @ Fermoy                                           Cork                       1-10       Waterford           2-5

1972                       @ Killarney                                   

Cadbury Munster U21 Football S-F – Kerry 4-26 Waterford 1-4

Little learned in stroll for Kerry

Kerry 4-26 Waterford 1-4

By Kieran McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry U21 boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice urged his team not to get carried away by last night’s 31-point demolition of Waterford in an extremely one-sided Munster football championship semi-final. After watching his side surge into a 22-point half-time lead before easing off somewhat in the second period, Fitzmaurice also admitted he would have preferred a sterner test ahead of the Munster final against Cork in two weeks’ time.

“Tonight was all about getting the result and having a professional performance. Our lads were well tuned-in and well-focussed. We probably expected a bit more from Waterford but we just got off to a good start, maybe Waterford’s heads then dropped but that can happen,” the Kerry manager said. “We got early goals and we kicked good points but we won’t be reading too much into the game. It was about getting to a Munster final in two weeks’ time, and that’s where we want to be. It wasn’t ideal but there wasn’t a lot that we could do about that. We would have preferred a tougher test.”

Totally dominant throughout, Kerry simply had too much class and guile for a Waterford team playing their first game of this Munster championship, while the home side did have the benefit of a quarter-final victory away to Tipperary. Still, Kerry dominated midfield through James Walsh and also had far too much power in attack. The full-forward line of Ian Galvin, Conor Cox and Kieran Hurley were rampant in the first-half, combining for a first-half total of 3-8, while wing-forward Stephen O’Brien weighed in with 1-2 in that one-sided first period.

After 15 minutes, Kerry only led 0-5 to 0-1 and Waterford goalkeeper Eamonn Cahill had pulled off an amazing three point-blank saves in just 30 seconds. But then the floodgates opened. A brilliantly arrowed Ian Galvin goal was quickly followed by a cooly slotted goal from the excellent Conor Cox, and before half-time, both Hurley and O’Brien had added to Waterford’s woes. 22 points up at the break (4-12 to 0-2), Kerry eased back in the second-half as they showed some mercy, going for points instead of goals as they rattled off another 0-8 on the trot. Waterford’s Paul Power then sent over his second free, his side’s first score in 26 minutes, and while Blake O’Connor then add a late consolation goal it was a night to forget for the Déise. Kerry now face Cork in the final in Tralee on April 11.

Scorers for Kerry: C Cox (2f) 1-7, K Hurley 1-5, S O’Brien 1-2, I Galvin 1-1, E O’Connor (1f) 0-3, C Brady, S O’Carroll, M Reen 0-2 each, J Walsh, G O’Grady 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: B O’Connor 1-0, P Power 0-2f, G Nugent, R Cahill 0-1 each.

KERRY: P O’Sullivan; M Galvin, M Griffin, F McNamara; P Kilkenny, J Sherwood, P Murphy; D O’Sullivan, J Walsh; S O’Carroll, C Brady, S O’Brien; I Galvin, C Cox, K Hurley.

Subs: M Reen for S O’Brien (ht); G O’Grady for K Hurley (36); P Lucey for D O’Sullivan (36); E O’Connor for C Cox (47); M Brennan for S O’Carroll (47).

WATERFORD: E Cahill; B Power, C Flaherty, R Ó Ceallaigh; M Power, D Foley, J Power; D Connolly, R Cahill; E Walsh, M Scurry, B O’Connor; P Power, G Nugent, S Kirwan.

Subs: M O’Halloran for D Connolly (23); M Wyse for M Power (ht); C Crowch for R Ó Ceallaigh (ht); J Prendergast for S Kirwan (ht).

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Team News

The Kerry U21 team play the semi final of the Cadburys Munster U21 Championship on Wednesday 14th March when they play Waterford in Austin Stack Park, Tralee at 7.30pm. The team and squad are as follows:

1. Paul O’Sullivan Churchill

2. Matthew Galvin Ballymacelligott 3. Mark Griffin St Michael’s Foilmore 4. Fearghal McNamara Austin Stacks

5. Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh / Glencar 6. Jack Sherwood Firies 7. Paul Murphy Rathmore

8. Darragh O’Sullivan Dingle 9. James Walsh Knocknagoshel

10.Shane O’Carroll Austin Stacks11.Chris Brady (Capt) Dr Crokes 12.Stephen O’Brien Kenmare

13.Ian Galvin Derrynane 14.Conor Cox Listowel Emmets 15.Kieran Hurley St Pat’s Blennerville

Substitutes:

16.Padraic McCarthy Rathmore 17.Philip Galvin Ballymacelligott 18.Michael Brennan Churchill 19.David Culhane Ballylongford 20.Eanna O’Connor St Michael’s Foilmore 21. Mark Reen Rathmore 22.Tadgh Morley Templenoe 23.Gavin o’Grady Glenbeigh / Glencar 24.Padraig Lucey Legion

The remaining players on the training squad are as follows – 25.Padraig O’Connor Gneeveguilla 26.Jason Hickson Annascaul 27.Chris Davies Legion 28.Niall O’Shea Piarsaigh Na Dromada 29.Dominic O’Sullivan Piarsaigh Na Dromada 30.Séan McCarthy Legion 31.Donal O’Sullivan Rathmore 32.John Moynihan Rathmore

Manager: Éamonn Fitzmaurice Finuge; Selectors: Darragh Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht, Harry O’Neill Dr Crokes, John Shanahan Valentia

Physical Trainer: John O’Sullivan Kerins O’Rahillys; Logistics & Gear: Cathal Ó Dubhda An Ghaeltacht

 

Waterford U/21 Football Team v Kerry 28th March 2012

1. Eamonn Cahill Rathgormack

2. Billy Power Rathgormack

3. Colm Faherty Clashmore / Kinsalebeg

4. Ray O Ceallaigh An Gaeltacht

5. Maurice Power Ballinacourty

6. Darren Foley Clashmore / Kinsalebeg

7. John Power Ballinacourty

8. David Connolly Micheal Mac Craith’s

9. Ronan Cahill Rathgormack

10. Eoin Walsh Kilmacthomas

11. Martin Scurry John MItchel’s

12. Blake O Connor Portlaw

13. Paul Power Portlaw

14. Gavin Nugent (capt) Rathgormack

15. Stephen Kirwan Rathgormack

Match Details

When – Wednesday March 28th at 7:30pm

Where – Austin Stack Park Tralee

Referee – Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Standby Referee – Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)
Linesman – Conor Lane (Cork)
4th Official – James Bermingham (Cork)

Extra time
– (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Wednesday April 4th at 7:30pm in Fraher Field Dungarvan

Next Round – the winners play Cork or Clare on Wednesday April 11th in the Munster Final

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Waterford Kerry
2012 Team Management Mervyn Cummins (Manager), Gerry Casey,
Sean Curran
Eamon Fitzmaurice
(Finuge – Manager),
Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
Harry O’Neill (Dr. Crokes),
John Shanahan (Valentia)
2011 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary by
1-14 to 1-4 in the Quarter-Final at Fraher Field Dungarvan
Defeated Limerick by 3-15 to 2-6 in the Semi-Final before losing to Cork by 2-24 to 0-8 in the Final
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 1 25
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2010 2008
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 19
Won – 8
Lost – 11
Drawn – 0
Played – 26
Won – 14
Lost – 10
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2010 Munster Semi-Final – March 20th at Fraher Field Dungarvan – Kerry 1-18 Waterford 0-3
What happened 3 years ago? 

2009 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Waterford lost to Clare by 1-15 to 1-5 in the first round. Waterford then rebounded to defeat Limerick by 0-9 to 0-6 in the Losers Group 1st playoff before losing to Tipperary by 1-15 to 0-6 in the Losers Group 2nd playoff. Kerry defeated Tipperary and Clare to qualify for the Munster Final. Kerry proved too strong for Tipperary in the final, winning by 0-12 to 0-6 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

 

2012 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 14th

 

Kerry 0-11 Tipperary 0-5

Clare 2-7 Limerick 0-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 28th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee               Waterford v Kerry                                         @ 7:30pm

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork v Clare                                                  @ 7:30pm

Final

Wednesday April 11th

Venue permutations

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee               Kerry v Cork @ 7:30pm
(met in 2011 final at Pairc Ui Rinn)

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Kerry v Clare                                                 @ 7:30pm
(last meeting in 2007 in Kilmihill)

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Cork v Waterford                                          @ 7:30pm
(last meeting in 2009 at Pairc Ui Rinn)

@ Cooraclare Waterford v Clare                                         @ 7:30pm
(last meeting in 2006 in Dungarvan)

Extra time if necessary in all games

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (22) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Attendances for the Munster Under 21 Football Championship have grown by 153% in the period 2007 through to 2011. This is consistent with the 51% rise in attendances for all Munster inter-county football competitions during that period (not including replays).
  • All matches in this competition will be played under lights on Wednesday nights for the second consecutive year.
  • Kerry Management profiles
    • Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge) – was a member of the Kerry Senior Team from 1997 to 2007 and is a holder of three Senior All Ireland medals. He won two U21 titles in 1996 and 1998. He won a County Senior Championship with Feale Rangers in 2007 and UCC.  He won an All-Ireland Club Title with Finuge and is a talented hurler and holds two County Hurling titles with Lixnaw.  Eamon was a selector with Kerry in 2009 when they won The All-Ireland Senior title.  He teaches in Pobal Scoil Chorcha Dhuibhne and has trained school teams.
    • Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) – holder of six Senior All Ireland medals. This is Darragh’s first management role with a Kerry inter county team.
    • Harry O’Neill (Dr Crokes) – the most successful club manager in Kerry in recent years. He led Dr Crokes to back to back Senior County Championship Titles in 2010 & 2011.
    • John Shanahan (Valentia) – played for South Kerry for many years. For the past two seasons he was a Kerry Minor selector and assisted Jack O’Connor with the management of Coáiste na Sceilige teams.
  • Between 2003 and 2005, Waterford won 5 of their 8 matches played in the Munster Under 21 Football Championshp, securing the 2003 Munster title. Since then, Waterford have lost their first game in each of the last 5 Munster Under 21 Football Championship campaigns, losing by an average of 13 points.
  • Kerry have won 2 of the last 12 Munster Under 21 Football Championships, winning 14 of their 26 matches in that period.
  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 76, won 28, lost 45 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 37%.
  • Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.
  • Waterford lifted the title for the only time in 2003 when they overcame Cork in the semi-final and Kerry in the final on a 2-8 to 1-9 scoreline.   The victorious Waterford team was – David Hickey, Michael Crotty, Ger Hayes, John O’Reilly, Niall Hennessy (Captain), Edmond Rockett, John Hurney, Sean Dempsey, Michael Walsh, Liam Ó Lonáin, Mark Power, Tony Whelan, Bob Costello, Shane Walsh, Billy Harty
  • For the record Cork have appeared in 36 finals: Kerry in 34 finals: Tipperary in 10 finals: Clare in 10 finals: Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals

–          Munster Under 21 Football Finals

1962                       @ Kenmare                                        Kerry                     2-7          Cork                       1-4

1963                       @ Clonakilty                                      Cork                       2-3          Kerry                     1-4

1964                       @ Kilmallock                                     Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary            1-2

1965                       @ Castletownroche                        Cork                       2-14       Tipperary            1-6

1966                       @ Cork Ath. Grounds                     Kerry                     3-8          Cork                       0-14

1967                       @ Listowel                                         Kerry                     2-12       Clare                     1-7

1968                       @ Kilrush                                            Kerry                     5-7          Clare                     2-9

1969                       @ Killarney                                        Cork                       1-14       Kerry                     1-11

1970                       @ Buttevant                                      Cork                       5-12       Clare                     1-7

1971                       @ Fermoy                                           Cork                       1-10       Waterford           2-5

1972                       @ Killarney                                        Kerry                     1-11       Cork                       2-7

1973                       @ Skibbereen                                   Kerry                     2-12       Cork                       1-12
1974                       @ Cahirciveen                                  Cork                       3-5          Kerry                     1-10

1975                       @ Killorglin                                        Kerry                     0-17       Waterford           1-5

1976                       @ Dingle                                             Kerry                     2-16       Cork                       1-6

1977                       @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Kerry                     2-8          Cork                       0-8

1978                       @ Killarney                                        Kerry                     0-14       Cork                       0-9

1979                       @ Limerick                                         Cork                       1-11       Clare                     1-9

1980                       @ Bruff                                                                Cork                       3-15       Clare                     0-4

1981                       @ Tralee                                              Cork                       0-11       Kerry                     0-5

1982                       @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Cork                       2-12       Kerry                     0-4

1983                       @ Castleisland                                  Kerry                     1-10       Cork                       0-12

1984                       @ Askeaton                                       Cork                       1-18       Limerick               0-4

1985                       @ Tralee                                              Cork                       1-18       Clare                     1-7

1986                       @ Clonmel                                         Cork                       0-8          Tipperary            0-7

1987                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     0-7          Tipperary            0-7          Draw

@ Clonmel                                         Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary            1-11       Replay

1988                       @ Cooraclare                                     Kerry                     0-14       Clare                     2-6

1989                       @ Limerick                                         Cork                       3-15       Clare                     1-7

1990                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     2-9          Cork                       0-9

1991                       @ P. Ui Chaoimh                              Kerry                     1-8          Cork                       0-10

1992                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-12       Cork                       1-8

1993                       @ Waterford                                     Kerry                     1-21       Waterford           3-5

1994                       @ Dungarvan                                     Cork                       2-11       Waterford           0-4

1995                       @ Killarney                                        Kerry                     1-21       Waterford           2-5

1996                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-14       Clare                     0-6

1997                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     2-11       Cork                       3-8          Draw

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                 Kerry                     0-12       Cork                       1-7          Replay

1998                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-10       Tipperary            1-11

1999                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     1-10       Cork                       0-7

2000                       @ Dungarvan                                     Limerick               0-7          Waterford           0-4

2001                       @ Kilmallock                                     Cork                       1-12       Limerick               0-8

2002                       @ Ennis                                                Kerry                     3-15       Clare                     2-11

2003                       @ Waterford                                     Waterford           2-8          Kerry                     1-9

2004                       @ Tralee                                              Cork                       0-13       Kerry                     0-12

2005                       @ Limerick                                         Cork                       1-14       Limerick               1-11

2006                       @ Pairc Ui Rinn                                                 Cork                       4-14       Waterford           1-6

2007                       @ Limerick                                         Cork                       3-19       Tipperary            3-12

2008                       @ Ardfinnan                                      Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary            2-7

2009                       @ Thurles                                           Cork                       1-9          Tipperary            2-5

2010                       @ Tralee                                              Tipperary            1-7          Kerry                     1-6
2011                       @ Pairc Ui Rinn                                 Cork                       2-24       Kerry                     0-8

2012 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played

Kerry 0-11 Tipperary 0-5 – March 14th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: P O’Sullivan; P Galvin, M Griffin, F McNamara; P Kilkenny, J Sherwood, P Murphy; D O’Sullivan, J Walsh; M Brennan, C Brady, S O’Carroll; K Hurley, C Cox, S O’Brien.
Subs: I Galvin for Hurley (42), D Culhane for P Galvin (46), T Morley for Kilkenny (53), M Reen for Brady (60), E O’Connor for Cox (60).

Tipperary: E Comerford; G Mulhair, D Kearney, M Hanly; D Leahy, N O’Meara, J O’Callaghan; A Campbell, A Matassa; S Leahy, A Cleere, B Hewitt; L Treacy, M Quinlivan, L McGrath.
Subs: I Fahey for Hewitt (inj. 26), L Boland for Matassa (45), P O’Meara for Treacy (46), P Murphy for Campbell (57), S O’Meara for Cleere (60).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Clare 2-7 Limerick 0-10 – March 14th @ Pairc na Gael Limerick (Munster Quarter-Final)

Clare: W De Loughery; E Ralph, E Malone, M O’Connor; S Malone, S Collins, S Tierney; K O’Connor, C Ryan; D O’Neill, P Collins, S Brennan; E Finucane, C McInerney, S O’Driscoll.
Subs: M O’Shea for S O’Driscoll (35), M Malone for K O’Connor (43), J Looney for C Ryan (50), R Linnane for E Finucane (59), O Vaughan for E Ralph (62).

Limerick: J Brouder; A Morrissey, A O’Sullivan, C McLoughlin; J O’Meara, T McCarthy, S Sheahan; D Treacy, I Corbett, D O’Connor, E O’Connor, F O’Riordan; D O’Dea, J Donovan, J Lee.
Subs: J Lane for D O’Dea (45), D Bonfil for J Donovan (51), P Quinn for D Treacy (28), T Quilligan for J Lee (58).

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship

Cathal McInerney (Clare) – 2-1
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-5 (0-4 frees)
Stephen O’Brien (Kerry) – 0-4
Conor Cox (Kerry) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Stephen Tierney (Clare) – 0-3
K Hurley (Kerry) – 0-2
D O’Neill (Clare) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
D O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-2

Pa Kilkenny (Kerry), J Lee (Limerick), I Corbett (Limerick), F O’Riordan (Limerick), E Finucane (Clare), Donagh Leahy (Tipperary), Adrian Cleere (Tipperary), Liam Treacy (Tipperary), Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary), Liam McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-1 each

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury renew sponsorship of
Cadbury GAA U21 Football Championship

Kraft Foods recently announced the renewal of the Cadbury sponsorship of the GAA U21 Football Championship for another 3 years. The renewal builds on a successful 7 year partnership between Cadbury and the GAA which has seen the Championship go from strength to strength with greater TV coverage now than ever before and over 20,000 fans attending the final in Croke Park last year. This success has been built on innovative sponsorship activation especially in the area of new media which has seen an ever increasing engaged audience of GAA fans participate in the Championship discussion.

Launching the Championship at an event in Croke Park last month were promising Under 21 footballers; Patrick McBrearty (Donegal), Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) and Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Críostóir Ó Cuana and Cadbury Hero of the Future (HOTF) Judges: Paul Caffrey, Dermot Earley and Micheál Ó Domhnaill.

Speaking at the launch, Shane Guest, Kraft Foods Ireland said “We are delighted to be able to renew our sponsorship with the GAA and look forward to building on the success of the past 7 years. The skill and determination these young footballers demonstrate continues to astound us and we look forward to another exciting championship in 2012”.

Speaking at the launch Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Críostóir Ó Cuana said:  “The GAA U21 Football Championship has served as an important stepping stone for many of the players who progress to reach the highest level of our game and those who follow the grade closely have been treated to some excellent campaigns in recent seasons. To that end we are delighted to acknowledge the three year extension to our arrangement with Cadbury. Their support and innovation has helped bring great energy to the competition in recent seasons and I look forward to the continuation of what has been a fruitful partnership ahead of what promises to be another intriguing championship.”

Last year’s championship culminated in a great spectacle which saw over 20,000 attendants in Croke Park watch Galway earn a hard fought win against Ulster Champions Cavan and this year the Cadbury GAA Facebook Community have again identified Cavan and Galway as the two counties most likely to battle it out for the All Ireland title. The Cadbury GAA under 21 Football Championship is widely regarded as an important stepping stone to senior success with a large number of Under 21 players already starring for their senior county teams in the National League and in previous Senior All Ireland Championships. Amongst those is 2010 Cadbury Hero of the Future Rory O’Carroll who starred at full back as Dublin claimed the All-Ireland for the first time since 1995. Previous Cadbury Hero of the Future award winners; Colm O’Neill, (HOTF 2009), Killian Young (2008) and Fintan Goold’s (HOTF 2007) have also gone on to claim All-Ireland Senior success.

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway

Cadbury Scholarship Programme

The Cadbury Scholarship programme now covers 9 third level institutions with 13 students receiving awards so far in 2012.

  • James O’Meara – Limerick (UL)
  • Eamonn Kiely – Kerry (UL)
  • Damien Cahalane – Cork (UCC)
  • Kevin Hallissey – Cork (CIT)
  • Gary Sweeney – Galway – (NUI Galway)
  • Einne O’ hEochaidh – Galway (NUI Galway)
  • Kevin O’Sullivan – Meath (TCD)
  • Patrick O’Higgins – Dublin (TCD)
  • Aaron Murphy – Wicklow (UCD)
  • Cormac Boyle – Westmeath (UCD)
  • Ciaran Cafferky – Roscommon (DCU)
  • Jack McCarron – Monaghan (DCU)
  • Bernard Allen – Offaly (DIT)
  • 2 x University of Ulster – scholarships yet to take place

Cadbury GAA Online

For the 2012 season, Cadbury will continue to build on its digital platforms for its dedicated online community who follow every move of the Championship throughout the season. With established social media platforms including

Facebook –  www.facebook.com/U21GAAFootball
Twitter – http://twitter.com/CadburyU21
Flickr – www.flickr.com/photos/cadburyu21football
Website (newly updated) – www.cadburygaau21.com

GAA fans from every corner of the globe can contribute with comments, photos and videos and of course vote for the 2011 Cadbury Hero of the Future.

For further information: Darragh Rea

drea@mcsquared.ie or 01 4980322 / 086 8981062

2012 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Launched

 

2012 KELLOGG’S GAA CÚL CAMPS LAUNCHED AT CROKE PARK TODAY

84 PER CENT OF IRISH PARENTS WILL SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO A SUMMER CAMP IN 2012

•          41% of parents will choose a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp this summer

•          Parents can avail of €5 discount for Cúl Camps on special packs of Kellogg’s cereals

 

27th March 2012 – 84 per cent of Irish parents surveyed, plan to send their children to a summer camp this summer, according to research announced at the launch of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps at Croke Park today. 41 per cent of parents who said that they will send their child to a summer camp claim that they will opt for a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp this year.

 

Almost half a million children between 6 and 12 years of age, have participated in GAA Cúl Camps in the last six years and speaking at the launch of a new three year sponsorship between the Kellogg Company of Ireland and GAA, Ard Stiúrthóir, Páraic Ó Dufaigh, said that the GAA is optimistic that these numbers can continue to grow, now that Kellogg has come on board, as a major new sponsor.

 

“We are delighted to be embarking on a new three year deal with Kellogg. We expect that the numbers participating in Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps can now grow further in 2012, with the support we will be putting behind the initiative this year. We know that children participating in Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps develop excellent skills and lasting friendships and that is why almost 80,000 children sign up to our camps, every year.”

 

Most parents say that they choose to send their children to summer camps so that they can have fun (84 per cent), while 54 per cent send their children to summer camps to enhance their skills or meet new friends (55 per cent).

 

The research published today, reveals that Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are the most popular summer camps selected annually by Irish parents.  41 per cent of parents who plan to send their children to a summer camp say that they will opt for a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp this year, while 27 per cent of parents will opt for a soccer camp, with swimming (23 per cent) and rugby (10 per cent), selected as other popular options.

 

Speaking at the launch in Croke Park today, Jim Mc Neill, Managing Director, Kellogg Company of Ireland said: “We are delighted to be launching the first major partnership between the Kellogg Company of Ireland and the GAA. We know that our cereals are in 75 per cent of Irish homes and we believe that this partnership between Kellogg and the GAA will have a positive impact, by helping even more Irish children to develop sporting and personal skills which will help them grow, be their best and have some fun along the way!”

 

According to statistics released by the GAA today, the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are most popular in Counties Kerry, Tipperary, Leitrim, Clare and Offaly. 30 per cent of children participating are girls – a steady increase in recent years, while 70 per cent of attendees are boys.

 

16% of Irish parents surveyed said they will not be sending their children to a summer camp this year. The main reason given by more than half of this group was financial pressures (54%).

 

Two thirds of Irish parents (67%) admitted that financial constraints have forced them to cut back on extracurricular activities for their kids.  Almost half of Irish parents surveyed (49%) say that they are willing to pay between €50 to €80 for children to attend a summer camp, 25% are willing to pay less than €50, 21% are prepared to pay between €80 and €100, while only a small minority (5%) would pay over €100 for a camp.

 

In celebration of the new partnership, promotional packs of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will feature a unique code, which can be used online by parents to receive a €5 discount off the fee of €55 for the 2012 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps. The unique codes will be printed on the inside of promotional packs, available in stores from mid-April to August 2012 and one code can be used per child, per registration, to avail of the €5 discount. Parents, simply log on to www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps to avail of this discount. Further discounts are available to families that register more than one child for a 2012 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp, making them one of the most affordable national summer camps.

 

•          89 % of parents believe that summer camps ‘boost their children’s confidence’ in playing sports

•          81% say it gives their children a chance to play a sport that they are not familiar with

•          87% say summer camps are a great way to introduce children to a new sport

Kellogg’s Cúl Camp Champions, Seamus Moynihan, Benny Coulter, Justin McNulty, Ursula Jacob, Bríd Stack and Ryan O’Dwyer attended the launch in Croke Park today.

 

Match off – Frewen Cup U/16 ½ A Football Final – P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne v Clonmel CBS

The Frewen Cup U/16 ½ A Football Final scheduled for this afternoon between P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne and Clonmel CBS has been postponed.

Click here for details about Clare v Limerick Munster SHC Semi-Final on June 4th