Electric Ireland Munster MHC – Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13

Curran proves Deise hero

Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13 (After extra-time)

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Cathal Curran hit the winning score as Waterford defeated holders Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis last night. The hosts enjoyed a wind-assisted two-point lead at the break (1-8 to 1-6), with Shane O’Donnell netting a fine goal in the third minute. The visitors replied through Darragh Flynn’s rebound goal in the 14th and Clare then lost Shane Liddy to a serious leg injury.

Goals from Bobby Duggan and Shane O’Donnell helped Clare to lead late in the second half but Waterford hit back in injury-time with points from Stephen Bennett to force extra-time. At half-time in extra-time Waterford led by 1-19 to 3-10. But the hosts brought it level before Curran’s winner at the death.

Scorers — Waterford: S Bennett 0-7 (1f), D Flynn 1-2 (0-1f), M Harney 0-4, C Curran 0-2, K Power, S McNulty (1f), D Foran, A O’Sullivan, A Gleeson 0-1 each. Clare: B Duggan 1-8 (8f), S O’Donnell 2-0, C Deasy, A Morey 0-2 each, S Taylor 0-1.

Clare — E Quilligan; S O’Brien, B Carey, G Ryan; A McGuane, C Cleary, E Quirke; D Conroy, A Morey; B Corry, S Liddy, S Taylor; B Duggan, C Deasy, S O’Donnell. Subs: N Deasy for Liddy (12), S Gleeson for N Deasy (38), S Ward for Corry (43), A O’Gorman for Cleary (68), M McGuane for Quirke (66), C Cleary for Gleeson (70).

Waterford — S Barry; K Bennett, T Bourke, Shane Bennett; K Power, S McNulty, T Devine; C Sheahan, C Leamy; D Foran, M Harney, A O’Sullivan; Stephen Bennett, D Flynn, C Curran. Subs: J Roche for K Bennett (h-t), A Gleeson for O’Sullivan (45), MJ Kearney for Curran (48), T Tobin for Sheahan (64), C Curran for Flynn (66), J Welch for Leamy (70), W Hallisey for S Bennett (78).

Ref — F Horgan (Tipperary)

Team News

Defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions Clare named a strong side for the opening round against Waterford in Cusack Park on Wednesday evening. Shane O’Brien ( Clonlara) will captain the side from corner back, Shane O’Brien, Eibhear Quilligan, and Shane O’Donnell played in last years All Ireland Semi Final against Galway, Clare are going for their 8th consecutive victory in this Munster Minor Hurling Championship, and also bidding for the Counties first ever 3 in a row

The Clare team to play Waterford is as follows –

1 Eibhear Quilligan Feakle

2 Shane O’Brien (Capt) Clonlara

3 Brian Carey Sixmilebridge

4 Geariod Ryan Clarecastle

5 Aidan McGuane Kilmaley

6 Conor Cleary Kilmaley

7 Eoin Quirke Whitegate

8 David Conroy St.Josephs/Doora/Barefield

9 Alex Morey Sixmilebridge

10 Brian Corry Sixmilebridge

11 Shane Liddy Newmarket

12 Shane Taylor Broadford

13 Shane O’Donnell Eire Og

14 Conor Deasy Sixmilebridge

15 Bobby Duggan Clarecastle

16 Keith Hogan Clooney/Quin

17 Stephen Ward Clarecastle

18 Aiden O’Gorman O’Callaghans Mills

19 Shane Gleeson Cratloe

20 Niall Bolton Tulla

21 Cian Nolan Smith O’Briens

22 Eoin Tuohy Feakle

23 Mark McGuane Clarecastle

24 Niall Deasy Ballyea

25 Oisin Pender Newmarket

26 Donal Whelan Broadford

Other Members of the Training Panel

Shane O’Leary Cratloe

Noel Bridgeman Parteen

Eoin McMahon Killanena

Michael O’Loughlinn Clonlara

Evan Keogh Newmarket

Dylan Broderick Clarecastle

Diarmuid Moloney Broadford

Colin Vaughan Crusheen

Jamie Shannahan Sixmilebridge

Martin O’Leary Ballyea

Aaron Greene Clarecastle

Conor Clancy Clarecastle

Manager; Eamon Fennessy Sixmilebridge

Selectors; Kenny Morrissey Clarecastle, Leo Doyle Bodyke

Trainer: John O’Meara Sixmilebridge

Medical: Dr.Paraic Quinn

Physio: Eoin Keating (Abbey Physio)

Maria Fennessy: Sixmilebridge

Kit Man: Donal O’Brien Clarecastle

The Waterford Minor Hurling team to play Clare is as follows –

1. Sean Barry (CAPT.) Lismore

2. Kieran Bennett Ballysaggart

3. Tadgh Bourke Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

4. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart

5. Kieran Power Kilrossanty

6. Shane McNulty De La Salle

7. Tom Devine Modeligo

8. Connor Sheahan Ballygunner

9. Cian Leamy Ballyduff Upper

10. Darren Foran Portlaw

11. Michéal Harney Bunmahon

12. Adam O’Sullivan De La Salle

13. Stephen Bennett Ballysaggart

14. Darragh Flynn Erin’s Own

15. Cathal Curran Dungarvan

 

For the Record

Clare Waterford
2011 Championship Performance Defeated Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford to win the Munster title. Defeated Tipperary and Limerick before losing to Clare in the Munster Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2011 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 16
Lost – 16
Drawn – 1
Played – 29
Won – 10
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship July 10th 2011 – Clare 1-20 Waterford 3-9 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Final) – 10 pointed frees by Cathal O’Connell helped Clare to win their 4th Munster Minor Hurling title at the expense of Waterford.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Wednesday May 2nd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare v Waterford                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh             Limerick v Cork                                             @ 7:00pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Kerry                                           @ 7:00pm


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday May 5th

(See venue permutations below)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Limerick

(met in 2010 first round in Kilmallock)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff in Pairc Ui Chaoimh)

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v Limerick

(met in 2009 first round in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Cork venue                                   Tipperary v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff in Semple Stadium Thurles)

Losers of Tipperary v Kerry v Losers of Limerick v Cork


Semi-Final Play-off 2

Thursday May 10th

Losers of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1


Semi-Finals

Friday June 29th

Winners of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Tipperary v Kerry

Winners of Cork v Limerick v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2


Final

Sunday July 15th


Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Clare have won 7 consecutive matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 2 seasons, winning the last 2 Munster titles at this grade.

Waterford have lost just 2 of their last 10 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, both losses coming to Clare in the 2010 and 2011 Munster Finals.

In the last 3 seasons, neither Clare or Waterford have lost any matches to Cork, Tipperary, Limerick or Kerry – their only defeats coming in direct clashes against each other.

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 4 years.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 3-9 victory over Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Cork have won 1 of their last 5 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 0-25 to 2-6 victory over Kerry at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff

Limerick have won 2 of their last 11 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2006. Both victories came on home soil v Cork (2011 first round) and v Kerry (2010 first round).

Dating back to 2000, Limerick have recorded just three away victories in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship. 2006 v Clare – 1-15 to 0-13 in the Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Cusack Park Ennis; 2004 v Kerry – 4-24 to 0-2 in the First Round at Ballyheigue; 2000 v Tipperary – 1-12 to 0-13 in a Semi-Final Replay at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Of Cork’s 47 scores in the 2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 24 came from placed balls.

Tipperary have won one of their last 6 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 2-16 to 1-9 victory over Cork at Semple Stadium in the 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001