2012 Munster Senior Hurling & Football Championship Launch

The Launch of 2012 Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championships took place on Monday May 14th at Mallow GAA Complex.

The speakers included Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh, GAA President Liam O’Neill and special guest Pat Spillane (Kerry).

Click to view Munster GAA Facebook for photos from the launch

The Games – Hurling

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Sunday May 27th (Replay date – June 2nd)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Limerick 4:00pm


Semi-Finals
Sunday June 17th (Replay date – June 23rd)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Clare v Waterford 4:00pm

Sunday June 24th (Replay date – June 30th)

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Cork v Limerick or Tipperary 4:00pm
or Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Final

Sunday July 15th (Replay date – July 22nd)

4:00pm throw-in

The Stats – Hurling

In Division 1A of the 2012 Allianz Hurling League, Tipperary racked up the second highest total of scores, an aggregate of 119 points (3 goals and 110 points). On the flip side, Tipperary conceded the most scores, an aggregate of 115 points followed by the concession of 1-25 in the semi-final defeat by Cork. Waterford recorded the lowest number of scores, an aggregate of 91 points. Clare conceded just 84 points on aggregate in their 5 games in Division 1B, the lowest total conceded by any of the 12 Division 1 teams.

The 2011 Munster Senior Hurling Championship saw an increase in the number of scores per game for the first time in 4 years. The average number of scores per match in 2011 was 43, a significant increase of 9 scores per match on the 2010 Munster Senior Hurling Championship. The highest scoring game yielded 48 scores, the first round victory of Tipperary over Cork by 3-22 to 0-23.

Since 1966, 14 teams have won the Hurling League Division 1 Final by 8+ points. Strangely, none went on to win the All-Ireland later that summer. Similarly dating back to 1991, of the last 7 teams to win the Munster Senior Hurling Final by 8 or more points, only one of them have won the All-Ireland two months later – Clare in 1995 following their 1-17 to 0-11 Munster Final victory over Limerick.

Over the last 3 seasons, Semple Stadium Thurles has played host to 9 of the 14 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches played. Pairc Ui Chaoimh hosted 3 matches while Pairc na nGael in Limerick hosted 2 games.

Tipperary have won 7 of their last 8 matches in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship dating back to 2008, winning 3 of the 4 Munster titles on offer in that period. Their only defeat came at the hands of Cork in May 2010, a 3-15 to 0-14 defeat at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Waterford is the only Munster county to have at least 1 victory in the last 3 Munster Senior Hurling Championships. Cork won at least 1 Munster Senior Hurling Championship match from 2003 to 2007 (5 consecutive years). Aside from that Cork period of dominance, only Tipperary (2000 to 2002) and Waterford (2002 to 2004 and 2009 to 2011) have managed to go 3 consecutive years with at least 1 victory within the last decade.

Clare have failed to record a Munster Championship victory in 7 of the last 8 seasons.

Limerick have won 1 of the last 16 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches they have played, an extra-time victory over Tipperary in the 2007 Munster Semi-Final 2nd replay at the Gaelic Grounds. During that period, Limerick have drawn 5 times. Limerick’s last Championship victory away from Pairc na nGael came in 2001 with victories over Cork and Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Clare have not drawn a match in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship since finishing level with Tipperary in 1999.

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly was the top scorer in the 2011 Munster Senior Hurling Championship, scoring 4-16 (0-10 from frees) in 3 matches. Lar Corbett (Tipperary) was 2nd with 6 goals and 6 points from play including 4-4 in the Munster Final v Waterford. Pauric Mahony (Waterford) was third on the scoring charts with 0-20 (0-16 from frees) in two matches. Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) scored 2-10 from play to finish fourth.

Limerick and Tipperary have both lost 26 Munster Senior Hurling Finals. Cork have lost 29.

The History – Hurling

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (50) – 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary (39) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011

Limerick (18) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA 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 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sh_teams/

Munster Senior HURLING Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990

All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 3 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles and are the defending champions. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 3 titles in 1914, 1995 and 1997 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

The Games – Gaelic Football


Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2012


Quarter-Finals

Sunday May 20th (Replay date – May 26th)

@ Pairc na nGael                             Waterford v Limerick @ 3:30pm

Sunday May 27th (Replay date – June 2nd)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Kerry @ 2:00pm


Semi-Finals
Saturday June 9th (Replay date – June 16th)

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

or Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Sunday June 10th (Replay date – June 16th)

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Cork v Tipperary or Kerry @ 2:00pm

Final

Sunday July 8th (Replay date – July 14th)

2:00pm throw-in

The Stats

FOOTBALL – Odds and Ends

There has been a 57% increase in the number of scores in the last 4 Munster Senior Football Championships – 2008 (21 scores per game), 2009 (24 scores per game), 2010 (28 scores per game), 2011 (33 scores per game).

Cork have won both competitions entered thus far in 2012, Cork won the McGrath Cup in January with victories over Clare, CIT and Tipperary, conceding a total of 20 points in 210 minutes of action. Cork then progressed to win the Allianz Football League Division 1 title for the third consecutive year. During the 7 group matches in Division 1, Cork conceded the least amount of scores (an aggregate of 78 points). Kerry had the second best defensive record with a concession of 86 points on aggregate. Cork’s defensive record in the 12 competitive matches played in 2012 has seen them concede an average of 8.16 points per game.

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn more matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship than they have lost, 5 draws (all v Cork) as compared to 4 defeats in 33 matches played.

Tipperary have lost their first game in the Munster Senior Football Championship in the last 8 seasons. Tipperary’s last Munster SFC victory came in the first round in 2003 when helped by 11 points by Declan Browne, the Premier County defeated Waterford at Walsh Park by 0-18 to 1-12. Cork native Denis Walsh was the Waterford manager on the day.

Since 2000, Limerick have won as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship (9) than Tipperary (2), Clare (5) and Waterford (2) combined. Only 2 of those 9 Limerick victories have come at home, against Waterford in 2004 (1-18 to 0-7) and against Clare in 2006 (2-5 to 0-8).  Limerick have a home tie with Waterford in the 2012 first round on May 20th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Clare have won 1 of their last 7 matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship, a 0-9 to 0-7 victory over Waterford at Cusack Park Ennis in May 2008.

Waterford have won 2 matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship since 1988. Both victories have come at the expense of Clare in games played at Fraher Field Dungarvan – a 1-6 to 0-7 victory in 2007 and a 1-10 to 0-9 win in 2010.

Cork’s Daniel Goulding was the top scorer in the 2011 Munster Senior Football Championship with 2-16 (0-9 from frees) in three matches. Colm Cooper (Kerry) was second with 0-14 (0-5 frees) while there was a three-way tie for 3rd place involving Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry – 2-6), Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry – 0-12) and Donnacha O’Connor (Cork – 2-6, 0-3 frees, 1-0 penalty).

The History – Football

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (74) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011

Cork (36) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA 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/sf_teams/

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 14 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

The Venue

Mallow GAA Sports Complex

Venue for Munster GAA Senior Championship Launch

Mallow GAA Sports Complex offers the most versatile and adaptable venue for all your event requirements. In addition to our main Function Room we offer four Meeting Rooms of different sizes along with the Eugene Carey Bar as an additional event option. The size and layout options of the rooms makes Mallow GAA Sports Complex the ultimate venue for conferences, seminars, exhibitions, banquets or private functions.

From large conference rooms to private meeting rooms, every type of event can be accommodated. Our facilities along with our dedicated team will ensure your event is an amazing success in the most unique of settings.

Among the events we cater for include –

  • Conferences & Seminars
  • GAA Socials and Dinners
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Award Ceremonies & Graduations
  • Exhibitions
  • Product Launches & Promotional Activities
  • Birthday Parties  – All Ages
  • Full size Indoor Astro Turf Pitch & Floodlit Outdoor Astro Pitches (can be divided into ¼ pitches)
  • 2 Hurling Alleys
  • 4 Grass Pitches
  • State of the Art Gym
  • Car Parking Facilities up to 600 plus

Mallow GAA Sports Complex aims to provide first class levels of service to each & everyone using the Complex and to extend a warm welcome to all who will use the centre for GAA Club facilities, improving their health & fitness, socialising or meetings.

The Tickets

Munster GAA Match Promotions

Munster GAA’s ticket promotion strategy for the 2012 Munster Championships focuses on value for GAA club members and families.

For ticketed matches, clubs who purchase a minimum of 20 Terrace tickets will avail of a €5 reduction on each ticket. This means that patrons can attend all Munster ¼ and Semi Finals for €10. Similarly, clubs can purchase Stand tickets in advance (minimum of 50 per club) and receive a 20% discount for seats in specific sections of the stand. These ticket offers for clubs will allow our club membership to receive a benefit not available to any other supporters.

Munster GAA will offer attractive Family packages for supporters. In 2011, over 30,000 family tickets were sold for Munster Championship matches. For the upcoming Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final and Semi-Finals, a family package of 2 adults and 2 children will cost €60 (Uncovered). The same family package will cost €70 for both of the Munster Senior Championship Finals and an increased allocation of family tickets for all ticketed games will be made available.

Munster GAA in conjunction with our sponsors will provide Family Zones complete with Face Painting and other fun activities to enhance the experience for both parents and children attending our games. Watch out for our Match Day Greeters who will be on hand to help you at every venue. Details will be confirmed in advance of selected matches. Concessions for OAP’s and Students will continue to be available for purchase following the sale of 6,500 Concession tickets in 2011. Juvenile Group tickets will be available for all matches.

Munster GAA will work through a number of channels to promote our games successfully in the coming weeks through the normal media outlets in addition to in-store promotions through the GAA sponsors Centra and Supervalu. Our games will be promoted via online advertising with Google and Facebook and also through Failte Ireland, Tickets.ie, Ticketmaster and many others.

  • Family Packages– 2 Adults and 2 Kids total price €60 (Uncovered), (€70 for Final) – Available from Clubs and County Boards. Limited numbers available online.
  • Kids go Free – Kids under 16 years of age free into all non-ticketed matches.
  • Terrace Group Tickets– Minimum order 20 – Order 20 get 7 free €10 per ticket, (€15 for Final) – Available from Clubs. FOR ALL MATCHES.
  • Stand Group Tickets – Minimum order 15 – Buy 8 get 2 free €25/€20 per ticket, (€30/€25 for Final)- Available from Clubs Only (Tickets in selected sections)
  • Juvenile Group Tickets – Minimum order 20 – 20 Kids and 2 Adults €60 (All Matches) – Available from Clubs Only