Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Final – Cork 2-12 Kerry 1-14

Cork 2-12 Kerry 1-14

Report from the GAA.ie web site

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Cork eventually prevailed against Kerry in an epic Cadbury GAA Football Munster U21 Championship Final on Wednesday night at Austin Stack Park, winning 2-12 to 1-14 after extra time.

They led for almost the entire period of normal time but a late Kerry fightback took the game to extra-time, with Niall O’Shea’s brilliant long range point levelling things up for the Kingdom. Cork had been 1-5 to 0-5 ahead at the break, with Donal Óg Hodnett’s goal crucial in a first half in which Cork played with the breeze. The Rebels maintained this lead for most of the second half before the late Kerry revival, copperfastened so spectacularly by O’Shea’s late blockbuster, forced the extra period.

Cork powered ahead again shortly after the resumption though, moving into a six point lead after Luke Connolly’s goal. Remarkably though, Kerry battled back from the brink again, with Chris Brady’s penalty anchoring their revival. The final few minutes which followed were extremely exciting, as Kerry fought to rescue, for the second time, what had looked to be a terminal situation. They managed to get within one but just ran out of time in the end as Cork clung on by the minimum to retain their U21 provincial crown.

Cork players Donal Óg Hodnett and Rory O’Sullivan lift the cup after beating Kerry (photo courtesy of GAA Twitter account)

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Cork retain title with extra effort

Report from the Irish Times web site

MUNSTER UNDER-21 FINAL/Kerry 1-14 Cork 2-12: MUNSTER CHAMPIONS Cork needed extra-time to see off Kerry in front of a crowd of 5,318 at the Austin Stack Park, Tralee, last night.

It appeared very much a case of déjà vu after five minutes when Cork threatened to repeat last year’s mauling of Kerry at Páirc Uí Rinn as they raced 0-4 to 0-0. Cork were winning every break around midfield and their inside line of Brian Hurley, Luke Connelly and Donal Óg Hodnett had the legs on their opponents with points from Hurley (2) and one each from Connolly and corner back Alan Cronin, leaving the Kingdom in a daze.

However once Kerry settled with James Walsh winning ball at midfield, the Kerry inside duo of Kieran Hurley and Conor Cox began to torment Cork and suddenly Kerry were back in the contest. They were level by the 20th minute thanks to four unanswered points from Conor Cox with three (two frees) and Hurley. The crucial goal of the half came in the 28th minute when Luke Connolly floated in a free to the square and when the ball broke, Hodnett finished to the Kerry net as Cork led 1-5 to 0-5 at the interval.

Cork did their best to kick the game away as Kerry rallied with Walsh outstanding. Points from Cox (3) and one from the sideline from Shane Carroll left the minimum between the sides with seven minutes left. Brian Hurley then appeared to have kicked the insurance point for Cork in the 56th minute but Kerry forced extra time with points from Cox and O’Carroll.

It appeared Kerry were down and out in the first period as Cork added 1-3 to 0-0 with the goal coming from Luke Connolly. However a Kerry goal from a penalty by Chris Brady and points from substitutes Eanna O’Connor and Gavin O’Grady closed the gap to one point but Cork prevailed to win back-to-back titles.

KERRY: P O’Sullivan; M Galvin, M Griffin, F McNamara; P Kilkenny, J Sherwood; P Murphy, D O’Sullivan, J Walsh; S O’Carroll (0-2, 0-1 sideline), C Brady (1-0), S OBrien, I Galvin, C Cox (0-8, 0-7 frees), K Hurley (0-1). Subs: M Reen for Me Galvin (26 mins), N O’Shea for K Hurley (42 mins), D Culhane for M Galvin (52 mins), T Morley for J Sherwood, G O’Grady (0-2) for C Cox, E O’Connor (0-1) for S O’Carroll (all extra-time).

CORK: J Mellet; D ODonovan, D Cahalane, A Cronin (0-1); J Cronin, T Clancy, J Wall (0-1); R Deane (0-1), E Healy; K Hallissey, D Óg Hodnett (1-1), J O’Rourke (0-1); L Connolly, M Sugrue, B Hurley (0-4, 0-2 frees). Subs: D Nation for E Healy (48 mins), C O’Sullivan for T Clancy (49 mins), A Cadogan for M Sugrue (56 mins), D McEoin (0-2) for K Hallissey (60 mins), D Drake for J ORourke, B O’Driscoll for J Wall (both extra-time).

Referee: K O’Brien (Tipperary)

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Rebels find extra gear

Cork 2-12 Kerry 1-14

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

They needed more than 80 minutes of action to get over the line but ultimately Cork’s trip to Austin Stack Park in Tralee proved fruitful last night as they retained their Cadbury’s Munster U21 football title with a narrow success over Kerry. A game that bristled with potential failed to scale any heights for long stages and was marred by the fussy officiating of referee Keith O’Brien.

The encounter was redeemed for the 5,318 patrons present by the dramatic finale to normal time, when Kerry hauled Cork back for a draw. In the additional periods Cork eradicated the sluggishness of their play in the closing stages of normal time and a powerful opening burst to extra-time when they registered 1-3 without reply proved pivotal to their success. Cork were forced to overcome a series of setbacks with influential players like Tomas Clancy and John O’Rourke limping off with injuries while they also were bizarrely nearly reduced to 14 men at one stage in extra-time. Cork defender John Cronin was shown a red card during extra-time after it was incorrectly deemed he had been booked for a second time but after walking to the sideline, the Lisgoold player was then summoned back to the action after the referee realised his mistake.

The momentum lay firmly with Kerry entering extra-time after their stirring revival in normal time as a stunning point from a sideline by wing-forward Shane O’Carroll tied the teams. But despite being cheered by vociferous home support it was Cork who emerged for extra-time in vibrant fashion. Captain Donal Óg Hodnett kick-started their scoring spree by pointing after a tremendous run and then substitute Dan McEoin, who made a vital contribution when introduced, grabbed another stylish point. In the 64th minute they then grabbed a key goal when Luke Connolly finished coolly to the net after a fine team move involving Jamie Wall, O’Rourke and Brian Hurley, who was in outstanding form all night. When Rory Deane fisted over a point in the 67 minute, Cork were 2-11 to 0-11 to the good at the midway juncture.

Kerry mounted a brilliant recovery that ensured Cork could never relax. Substitutes Eanna O’Connor and Gavin O’Grady made a big impression in improving the fortunes of the Kerry attack and they were handed a lifeline when the referee adjudged Stephen O’Brien to have been grounded close to goal in the 76th minute by the Cork defence. Chris Brady held his nerve to dispatch the ball to the net. Cork produced a telling response when McEoin lofted the ball between the posts during a raid forward. Late points by O’Connor and O’Grady cut the gap to the minimum and despite Kerry’s frantic attempts to find a levelling score, Cork held firm and were grateful to a timely interception by Cronin as the Kingdom attacked late on.

Cork had made a blinding start to the game as they sprinted into a 0-4 to 0-0 lead. Backed by a strong breeze, they strung together some fine passages of play, with Hurley particularly proficient in their attacks. Then, two minutes before half-time Cork pounced for a critical score that had a significant bearing on the course of the game. Luke Connolly sized up a long-range free from the left wing but his effort to kick a point came unstuck as the ball dropped short. Yet the indecision of the Kerry defence proved costly and was in contrast to the alertness of Donal Óg Hodnett, who challenged for possession in the air and pounced as the ball hit the ground to stab a left-footed shot past Paul O’Sullivan.

However Kerry never allowed their opponents to get too far ahead. Conor Cox spearheaded their fight as he troubled the Cork rearguard when fed possession during the first half. His place kicking left him down on occasions but in general he was busy and inventive in the full-forward area, and was Kerry’s biggest attacking threat as he amassed 0-8 in total during the match. By half-time, Kerry were only adrift 1-5 to 0-5 and in the second half, they began to gain control with midfielders James Walsh and Darragh O’Sullivan having terrific games. Defenders Mark Griffin and Pa Kilkenny were others to catch the eye and while they trailed by 1-8 to 0-9 entering the closing stages, Kerry kept calm to tie the game through points by Cox and O’Carroll. They looked the most likely victors at that point but Cork reorganised well before extra-time and their strong start proved significant in propelling them to an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Dublin on Saturday April 21.

Scorers for Cork: B Hurley 0-4 (0-2f), D Óg Hodnett, L Connolly 1-1 each, D McEoin 0-2, A Cronin, J Wall, R Deane, J O’Rourke 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: C Cox 0-8 (0-7f), C Brady 1-0 (1-0 pen), E O’Connor (0-1f), S O’Carroll (0-1 sideline) 0-2 each, K Hurley, G O’Grady 0-1 each.

Subs for Cork: D Nation for Healy (49), C O’Sullivan for Clancy (inj) (50), A Cadogan for Sugrue (57), D McEoin for Hallissey (62), D Drake for O’Rourke (inj) (70), B O’Driscoll for Wall (77)

Subs for Kerry: M Reen for Galvin (26), N O’Shea for Hurley (43), D Culhane for Galvin (53), G O’Grady for Cox (66), T Morley for Sherwood (66), E O’Connor for O’Carroll (70)

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

For the Record

Kerry Cork
2012 Team Management Eamon Fitzmaurice
(Finuge – Manager),
Darragh Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
Harry O’Neill (Dr. Crokes),
John Shanahan (Valentia)
John Cleary (Castlehaven – Manager), Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Michael Linehan (Killavullen), Brian Herlihy (Dohenys)
2011 Championship Performance 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 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.
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 25 22
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2008 2011
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 27
Won – 15
Lost – 10
Drawn – 2
Played – 27
Won – 21
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2011 Munster Final – Cork 2-24 Kerry 0-8
What happened 3 years ago? 

2009 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

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. 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.

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

Kerry 4-26 Waterford 1-4

Cork 3-15 Clare 1-6

Final

Wednesday April 11th

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

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, 2011

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 have been played under lights on Wednesday nights for the second consecutive year.
  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 36 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals
  • Kerry have won 2 of the last 12 Munster Under 21 Football Championships, winning 15 of their 27 matches in that period.
  • There has only ever been two draws in the Munster U21 football Championship and both fixtures were originally held in Tralee. Kerry v Cork 1997 and Kerry v Tipperary 1987. Kerry won both replays.
  • 2011 Provincial champions Cork carries two injury worries into their final encounter with Kerry, Cork Captain Rory O’Sullivan limped off in the first-half of their semifinal fixture with Clare amidst fears he has torn his cruciate ligament. Donal Óg Hodnett, a shining light in the triumphant Munster championship side last year was unable to start in attack in the semifinal due to a knee problem but it is hoped he will be fit for their final appearance on 11th April in Tralee.
  • 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.
  • 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 78, won 28, lost 47 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 36%.
  • 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

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)

Kerry 4-26 Waterford 1-4 – March 28th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Semi-Final)

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)

Cork 3-15 Clare 1-6 – March 28th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Semi-Final)

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 Finucane (52).

Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship

Conor Cox (Kerry) – 1-11 (0-3 frees)
Kieran Hurley (Kerry) – 1-7
Stephen O’Brien (Kerry) – 1-6
Cathal McInerney (Clare) – 2-3 (0-1 free)
Darren O’Neill (Clare) – 1-3 (0-1 free)
Luke Connolly (Cork) – 1-2 (0-1 free)
John O Rourke (Cork) – 0-5
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-5 (0-4 frees)
Ian Galvin (Kerry)  – 1-1
Mark Sugrue (Cork) -1-1
Brian Hurley (Cork) – 0-4
Eanna O Connor (Kerry) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Jamie Wall (Cork) -1-0
Blake O Connor (Waterford) -1-0
Stephen Tierney (Clare) – 0-3
Chris Brady (Kerry) – 0-2
Shane O Carroll (Kerry) – 0-2
Mark Reen (Kerry)- 0-2
P Power (Waterford) – 0-2
D O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-2

James Walsh (Kerry), Gavin O’Grady (Kerry), Pa Kilkenny (Kerry), K Hallissey (Cork), Dan McEoin (Cork), D Drake (Cork), J Lee (Limerick), I Corbett (Limerick), F O’Riordan (Limerick), Enda Finucane (Clare), Paul Dillion (Clare), Sean O’Driscoll (Clare), Seanie Malone (Clare), Donagh Leahy (Tipperary), Adrian Cleere (Tipperary), Liam Treacy (Tipperary), Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary), Liam McGrath (Tipperary), Gavin Nugent (Waterford), R Cahill (Waterford) – 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

 

 

 

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