GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers Round 1 – Tipperary 1-12 Offaly 0-10

Tipperary 1-12 Offaly 0-10

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Tipperary cruised into the second round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers at Offaly’s expense this evening. The Premier County scored a comfortable 1-12 to 0-10 victory in front of 1,310 spectators at Semple Stadium. The hosts produced a cracking second-half display, outscoring the visitors by 0-07 to 0-04 after half-time. Tipp led by 1-05 to 0-06 at the break, with Peter Acheson bagging the goal in the 17th minute. Alan Maloney’s long ball in towards the Offaly goalmouth was flicked on by Michael Quinlivan for Acheson, who pounced from close range at the Town End.

Quinlivan was a constant thorn in Offaly’s side and the 2011 All-Ireland minor medallist finished the game with four points, including three from play. Five of Tipp’s six starting forwards scored from play last night and not even the pre-match introduction of marquee forward Niall McNamee could inspire Offaly, for whom Ken Casey kicked five points. Tipperary held a two-point lead at half-time but it could have been more, as Quinlivan saw his injury-time penalty saved by Offaly goalkeeper Alan Mulhall.

Referee Conor Lane booked Mulhall for bringing down Quinlivan, but the Walsh Island shotstopper atoned with a smart save before Alan Maloney pointed from the rebound. Tipp led by four points twice in the first half, but Offaly cut the gap back to a single point with a run of three unanswered scores – the last of those a wonderful effort from McNamee, one of three late changes for the visitors. However this was an evening when Tom Coffey’s Offaly struggled woefully in attack, with Casey the notable exception. Tipp’s win was just their fourth from 13 qualifier outings, a run stretching back to 2001.

Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, C McDonald; B Fox, R Kiely, A Campbell; G Hannigan, H Coghlan; P Austin (0-02), P Acheson (1-00), D Leahy; A Maloney (0-03), M Quinlivan (0-04, 1f), R Ryan (0-02).

Subs: B Mulvihill (0-01) for Coghlan (43 mins), S Scully for Leahy (62), L Egan for Hannigan (66), B O’Brien for Quinlivan (67), P Whelan for Maloney (68).

Offaly: A Mulhall; S Sullivan, J Moloney, S Pender; B Darby, M Brazil, E Rigney; R Brady, A McNamee; N Dunne (0-03, 2f), K Casey (0-05, 1f), R Dalton; A Sullivan, P Cunningham, N McNamee (0-02).

Subs: N Smith for A McNamee (h/t), D Hanlon for Brazil (51), G Guilfoyle for Rigney (51), D Currams for Cunningham (64), D Kelly for Dunne (68).

Referee: C Lane (Cork)

Team News

Offaly: Alan Mulhall; Shane Sullivan, John Moloney, Sean Pender; Brian Darby, Michael Brazil, Eoin Rigney, Alan McNamee, Richie Dalton; Ross Brady, Daniel Currams, Niall Smith; Ken Casey, Graham Guilfoyle, Anton Sullivan.

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Offaly in the first round of the qualifiers on Saturday June 30 at 7pm at Semple Stadium is:

Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard)

Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers)

Paddy Codd (Killenaule)

Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow)

Brian Fox (Eire Og Annacarty)

Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers)

Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers)

George Hanningan (Shannon Rovers)

Hugh Coghlan (Portlaoise)

Philip Austin (Borrisokane) Captain

Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)

Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

Alan Maloney (Rockwell Rovers)

Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)

Richie Ryan (Eire Og Annacarty)

Admission Details

Ardán Ó Riain (New Stand) and the Town Terrace will be open.

Admission prices are as follows –

Stand – adults €15, students / OAPs €10 and Under 16s free

Terrace – adults €10, students/OAPS €10 (same as adult) and Under 16s free

Match Preview

GAA Football All-Ireland Qualifier Round 1

Tipperary v Offaly, Semple Stadium, 7pm

From the GAA.ie web site

Tipperary versus Offaly is a fixture generally more associated with hurling, but the two sides meet in Round 1 of the GAA Football All-Ireland Qualifiers on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium.

It’s the first time the two teams have ever met in the football championship, and it promises to be an interesting tie, as both sides will see it as a good chance for them to get a championship win, and start to rebuild in the Qualifiers.

It has been a difficult year for both counties so far. They both were relegated from Division III of the Allianz Football League after two very poor campaigns that resulted in them both parting company with their managers.

Peter Creedon took over the Tipperary footballers from John Evans at the end of March, while Tom Coffey replaced Gerry Cooney as Offaly boss in April.

The similar pattern of their seasons continued in their respective provincial championship campaigns – Tipperary were downed by Kerry in Munster, while Offaly were no match for Kildare in their Leinster quarter-final recently.

It all means that Saturday’s clash has the same importance for both sides – defeat will mean that the year has been pretty much as bad as it can get, while a victory could spark a much needed revival for the remainder of the summer.

Speaking ahead of the game, Offaly boss Coffey says he will be adopting a tough approach to any players not showing sufficient commitment in the future, as he looks to usher in a new era for Offaly football.

“Even if a guy is one of your better players or lower down the ladder, the call will have to be made and you’ll have to move on,” he said.

“It’s not working the way it has been. We’ll just have to get everyone on board and committed. When you get that commitment you get a great bond in a team.”

Offaly have been given a major boost ahead of the game with the news that star forward Niall McNamee is close to full fitness following a recent injury.

McNamee came on against Kildare, but understandably looked short of sharpness. Coffey says he expects him to take a while to be at 100 per cent, but he is expected to feature at some stage against Tipperary.

All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Wexford 0-14 Cork 0-9

Wexford maintained their good start to the All-Ireland senior camogie championship, and gained some measure of revenge for their defeat in the league final in the process, by defeating Cork 0-14 to 0-9 in their second round tie at Bellefield. The champions built their success on an unyielding defensive unit and that was critical in a game in which both sides largely cancelled themselves out.

Wexford led by four points at the break, with Ursula Jacob, Una Leacy and Kate Kelly capitalising on the outstanding work of Catherine O’Loughlin and Mary Leacy to find the target. Jenny O’Leary and Orla Cotter were on the mark for Cork and they were still in with a chance with ten minutes remaining. But Katrina Mackey was denied a certain goal by Wexford custodian Mags D’Arcy, and points from Una Leacy and Jacob – who finished with eight – confirmed the result.

Report from the RTE.ie web site

All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship – Tipperary 2-16 Clare 0-9

Tipperary produced a shock when recording a comfortable 2-16 to 0-9 win over Clare at Semple Stadium. The Banner girls had beaten Cork in the Munster final and only lost by a point last week but from the time Tipp captain, Joanne Ryan goaled in the opening minute, they were never in the game.

The home team led by 1-8 to 0-1 at the interval and though Claire McMahon scored four points to give the girls in saffron and blue hope, a Cáit Devane goal quickly ended their prospects. With Nicole Walsh bringing her tally to eight points, Tipp were able to run out easy victors.

Report from the RTE.ie web site


GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers Round 1 – Wicklow 1-17 Waterford 0-15

GAA Football All-Ireland Qualifiers Round 1: Wicklow 1-17 Waterford 0-15

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Wicklow defeated Waterford after extra-time in Aughrim on Saturday, to progress to Round 2 of the GAA Football All-Ireland Qualifiers. Alan Byrne’s point with the last kick of the game in normal time rescued Wicklow, and they overpowered 14-man Waterford in extra-time to progress. Points from Seánie Furlong, Joey Kelly, and Conor McGraynor all proved crucial in the extra period, as Harry Murphy’s men made up for a poor display in normal time with a strong showing in the extra 20 minutes. Waterford led 0-7 to 0-4 at the break, despite having had a man sent off in the opening 35 minutes.

Gary Hurney was dismissed for the Déise with 10 minutes of the first half left to play, but aided by a strong breeze, the visitors stayed in front. They had gone 0-3 to 0-1 up in the first few minutes, Hurney and Seán Dempsey their early scorers. Wicklow edged back into it, and trailed by one after 19 minutes following frees from Tony Hannon and Seánie Furlong. However, the breeze was particularly influential, and despite the sending off of Hurney, Waterford kicked three of the last four scores in the first half, Paul Whyte and Dempsey helping to establish the three-point half-time buffer.

Wicklow came out flying in the second half, and as well as being fired up, they also had wind advantage and soon made it count on the scoreboard. Points from Dean Healy, McGrath and McGraynor made it seven points apiece and then, with just four minutes of the second half gone, McGraynor completed a dramatic turnaround by finishing low to the net. That put Wicklow three up and seemingly headed for victory, but Waterford showed great resolve to fight back, and when JJ Hutchinson put the ball over on 50 minutes, the sides were level at 1-7 to 0-10.

Waterford then had the better of the last 20 minutes of normal time, and although the score exchanged hands a few times in that period, Paul Whyte’s point for Waterford with seven minutes to go looked like it would give them the win. But just when it seemed as though Wicklow wouldn’t break them down and would exit the championship, Byrne managed to get the ball over the bar and force the extra period. Once that had happened, it was probably inevitable that Wicklow would go on to win in extra-time, given the hammer blow to Waterford’s spirit that the equaliser was, and the difficulty of playing with 14 men. And sure enough, Wicklow found it much easier to score in extra-time, and a brilliant point from McGraynor put four between them early in the second half of the extra period. Further scores followed from Niall Gaffney and James Stafford, and Wicklow ended the game in total control, and as deserving winners.

Team News

The Waterford Senior Football team to play Wicklow is as follows –

1. Stephen Enright Ballinacourty

2. Maurice O’Gorman Nire

3. Thomas O’Gorman Nire

4. Kieran Connery Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

5. Tony Grey Stradbally

6. Shane Briggs Ballinacourty

7. Wayne Hennessy Ardmore

8. Sean Dempsey Colligan Emmets

9. Patrick Hurney Ballinacourty

10. Liam Ó Lonáin An Rinn

11. Paul Whyte Kilrossanty

12. Cillian O’Keeffe Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

13. Mark Ferncombe Ballinacourty

14. Gary Hurney Ballinacourty (Captain)

15. J.J. Hutchinson Gaultier

Match Preview

WICKLOW v WATERFORD, Aughrim (Saturday, 14.30)

Championship 2012

Meath 0-16 Wicklow 0-11

Limerick 2-12 Waterford 0-7

They meet for the first time in the championship but have already met this year in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League with Waterford winning by 4-7 to 1-12 in Aughrim on March 4. Three first half goals from Mark Ferncombe set Waterford on their way to a 3-6 to 0-5 lead and while Wicklow battled back in the second half, they had left themselves with too much to do.

Qualifiers 2011

Wicklow 1-18 Sligo 0-16; Wicklow 2-13 Armagh 0-19 (after extra-time)

Armagh 2-9 Wicklow 0-10 (replay) (Round 2)

Waterford 1-17 London 0-13; Limerick 0-14 Waterford 0-9 (Round 3)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Phase 1 – Limerick 8-26 Antrim 1-15

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Qualifiers Phase 1 : Limerick 8-26 Antrim 1-15

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Limerick moved into Phase III of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship on Saturday with a massive 32-point win over Antrim at the Gaelic Grounds. Limerick hit four goals in an astonishing first 10 minutes, and while Antrim recovered a little for the remainder of the first half, they completely capitulated in the second, as Limerick racked up a huge tally, which included four more goals. The first ten minutes of the game were about as dramatic as possible, with Limerick hitting four goals to move into a 4-2 to 0-3 lead.

The first goal came within less than a minute, Seanie Tobin rattling to the net after an assist from Tommy O’Brien. Just five minutes passed before the second goal came, Shane Dowling firing home his first of the day to make it 2-1 to 0-2. As bad as the first five minutes were for Antrim, the second five were nearly worse, with goals from Niall Moran and Dowling in the space of 50 seconds giving the early scoreline a scarcely credible look.

Antrim responded with points from Shane McNaughton (2) and Liam Watson, but when Graeme Mulcahy fired in a fifth goal with less than 16 minutes played, the scoreline was 5-2 to 0-5 and it was clearly going to be a difficult afternoon for Antrim. They steadied the ship somewhat before half-time, and aided by some excellent point-scoring by McNaughton and Watson, were back to 5-4 to 0-12 after 29 minutes. Limerick finished the half strongly though, and scores from Mulcahy and O’Brien left them 5-7 to 0-13 up at half-time.

Unfortunately for Antrim, the second half was a humiliating experience, best exemplified by the fact that Limerick added 3-15 in the first 20 minutes of the half. Dowling completed his hat-trick three minutes after the restart, and then a run of points, from Declan Hannon (2), Tobin, Dowling, Mulcahy made it 6-18 to 0-14. Niall Moran got his team’s seventh goal with a kicked finish after 50 minutes, and the net rippled again shortly after with Mulcahy knocking one in. That left it 8-18 to 0-14, Antrim had scored just one point in the second half by that stage, and the final 15 minutes was painful viewing for Saffron hurling fans, as Limerick continued to add scores and extend what was already a massive lead. Neal McManus hit a late goal for Antrim, but it made almost no difference on a scoreboard laden down with Limerick goals and points.

Electric Ireland Munster MHC S-Final – Clare 1-19 Limerick 2-14

Clare progress

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

Clare 1-19 Limerick 2-14 (After extra-time)

CLARE HAD to dig deep and depend on extra-time at Cusack Park, Ennis last evening, to reach the Munster decider and set themselves up for a tilt at a third provincial in a row, against Tipperary. Limerick trailed 1-14 to 0-11 but two late goals, one from a penalty by Ronan Lynch and another from play by centre back Barry O’Connell, threw them a lifeline. At half-time dominant Clare led 1-8 to 0-6, with top scorer Bobby Duggan also their goal-scorer in the sixth minute. But in extra-time Clare battled to eke out a two-point win.

CLARE: E Quilligan, S O’Brien (capt), B Carey, G Ryan, A McGuane (0-1), C Cleary, E Quirke, D Conroy, A Morey (0-1), S Taylor (0-2), J Shanahan (0-1), N Deasy (0-1), C Deasy (0-1), S O’Donnell, B Duggan (1-12 ten frees).

Subs: S Ward for N Deasy (41), J Malone for Conroy (69), A O’Gorman for Taylor (70). N Deasy returned for extra-time.

LIMERICK: D Stapleton, S Irwin, R English, J Carrig, D Byrnes (0-1), B O’Connell (1-0), D Dee, B Finn (0-1), K Cleary, R Lynch (1-4, three frees, one 65), D Condron, C Lynch (0-1), L O’Sullivan (0-1), K O’Brien (0-1), J Kelleher.

Subs: E O’Farrell (0-2) for Kelleher (25), J Hannon for Cleary, D Donovan (0-2) for Finn (both ht), B Griffin for Condron (36), P Ryan for Griffin inj (47), E Fitzgerald (0-1) for R Lynch (inj).

Referee: J OBrien (Tipperary).

Team News

CLARE – Eibher Quilligan- Feakle; Shane O’Brien- Clonlara; Brian Carey – Sixmilebridge, Gearoid Ryan- Clarecastle; Aidan McGuane- Kilmaley , Conor Cleary- Miltown , Eoin Quirke- Whitegate; David Conroy- Doora-Barefield, Alex Morey- Sixmilebridge;  Shane Taylor – Broadford, Jamie Shanahan- Sixmilebridge, Niall Deacy -Ballyea; Conor Deasy- Sixmilebridge, Shane O’Donnell- Eire Og, Bobby Duggan – Clarecastle.

LIMERICK – Darragh Stapleton (Doon); Shane Irwin (Bruff), Richie English (Doon), James Carrig (Patrickswell); Diarmuid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Barry O’Connell (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Diarmuid Dee (Mungret-St Pauls); Brian Finn (Bruff), Kieran Cleary (Knockainey); Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), David Condron (Granagh-Ballingarry), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell); Liam O’Sullivan (Knockaderry), Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell), Jack Kelliher (Patrickswell).

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

For the Record

Limerick Clare
2011 Championship Performance Defeated Cork in the first round before losing an extra time thriller to Waterford on a scoreline of 4-17 to 3-15 at Walsh Park Waterford. Defeated Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford to win the Munster title before losing to Galway after extra time in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 5 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 1984 2011
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 26
Won – 9
Lost – 15
Drawn – 2
Played – 35
Won – 17
Lost – 17
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship June 25th 2010 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Clare 1-17 Limerick 2-12 (Munster Semi-Final) – Niall Arthur pointed 8 frees to help Clare to a two point victory over a Limerick team inspired by Declan Hannon (0-6) and Shane Dowling (1-2)

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Wednesday May 2nd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh             Limerick 0-16 Cork 1-12

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary 6-21 Kerry 0-11


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday May 5th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Cork 6-22 Kerry 1-4

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Thursday May 10th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare 0-18 Cork 1-9


Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Waterford                       @ 7:30pm

Friday June 29th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Limerick v Clare                                @ 7:30pm


Final

Sunday July 15th

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Useful Information

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

Waterford have lost just 2 of their last 11 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, both losses coming to Clare in the 2010 and 2011 Munster Finals.

2010 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Clare 1-17 Limerick 2-12 – Match Report

Clare: R Taaffe; P Flanagan, N Purcell, S Morey; E Boyce, K Lynch, S O’Halloran; C Galvin, T Kelly; C Malone, P Collins, J Shanahan; D O’Halloran, N Arthur, D Keane.

Subs: A Mulready for Malone (40); H Vaughan for Purcell (48).

Limerick: OW O’Rourke; B Murphy, A Dempsey, B Hannigan; M Carmody, K O’Donnell, C O’Riordan; D Hannon, S Kelly; M Fitzgibbon, T Ryan, D Morrissey; J Fitzgibbon, S Dowling, M Ryan.

Subs: D Murphy for O’Riordan (22); J Mulcahy for Kelly (half time); B O’Connor Mulcahy (45); R Ryan for T Ryan (51); J Aherne for M Fitzgibbon (55).

Scorers for Clare: N Arthur 0-8 (all frees); D O’Halloran 1-1; P Collins 0-3; J Shanahan, T Kelly 0-2 each; D Keane 0-1.

Scorers for Limerick: D Hannon 0-6 (0-2 65s); S Dowling 1-2 (frees); M Ryan 1-0; J Fitzgibbon 0-3 (0-2 frees); S Kelly 0-1.

Referee: D Copps (Cork)

2012 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played

Tipperary 6-21 Kerry 0-11 – May 2nd @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: P Maher; L Mullally, M Breen, J Peters; R Maher, T Hamill, T Kirwan; B Maher, S Nally; D Fitzelle, J Shelly, S Cahill; M McCarthy, J McGrath, K Slattery
Subs: S O’Brien for J Shelly, T Gallagher for M McCarthy, J Loughnane for T Hamill, J Lonergan for B Maher, S Ryan for J McGrath

Kerry: J Wallice; F Horgan, K Skinner, K Carmody; T McElligott, D Fitzell, T Casey; D Collins, B O’Leary; M O’Leary, T Casey, K Fitzgerald; P McGrath, R Heffernan, C Hussey
Subs: K Hanafin for F Horgan, S Leahy for T Casey

Referee: Jason O’Mahony (Limerick)

Limerick 0-16 Cork 1-12 – May 2nd @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Limerick: D Stapleton; S Irwin, R English, J Carrig; D Byrnes, B O’Connell, E Fitzgerald; B Finn, K Cleary; R Lynch, D Condron, E O’Farrell; K O’Brien, B Griffin, C Lynch.
Subs: D Donovan for Fitzgerald (ht), A La Touche Cosgrave for O’Farrell (36), D Dee for Cleary (38), P Ryan for B Griffin (55), L O’Sullivan for O’Brien (58, inj).

Cork: P Collins; S Murphy, K O’Connor, A Dennehy; K McIntyre, M Cahalane, P Fitzgerald; C Twomey, B O’Connell; J Cashman, D Cahill, K O’Neill; A Sheehan, P O’Callaghan, R Cahalane
Subs: D Mangan for Twomey, J O’Brien for R Cahalane (both ht), J McCarthy for Murphy (43, inj), A Spillane for Sheehan (48), T Horgan for Cashman (60).

Referee: Damien Fox (Clare)

Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13 (after extra time) – May 2nd @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Quarter-Final)

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).

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).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Cork 6-22 Kerry 1-4 – May 5th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

Cork: P Collins, J McCarthy, K O’Connor, A Dennehy, C Twomey, P Fitzgerald, D Mangan, K McIntyre, K O’Neill, J Cashman, D Cahill, M Cahalane, A Spillane, P O’Callaghan, J O’Brien
Subs: T Horgan for J Cashman (h/t), C Cormack for K McIntyre (40), C O’Brien for K O’Connor (48), S Hegarty for D Cahill (55).

Kerry: J Wallace, T B McElligott, C Savage, Tommy Casey, D Goulding, D Fitzelle, K Carmody, K Fitzgerald, B O’Leary, M O’Leary, D Collins, Thomas Casey, P McGrath, R Heffernan, C Hussey.
Subs: P Lucid for C Hussey (28), P O’Connor for P McGrath (48), F Horgan for D Goulding (55).

Referee: Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)

Clare 0-18 Cork 1-9 – May 10th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

Clare: E Quilligan; S O’Brien, B Carey, G Ryan; A McGuane, C Cleary, E Quirke; D Conroy, A Morey; S Taylor, N Deasy, S Ward; S O’Donnell, C Deasy, B Duggan.
Subs: J Shanahan for Ward (h-t), S Gleeson for Conroy (50), B Corry for O’Donnell (61).

Cork: P Collins; S Murphy, K O’Connor, A Dennehy; K McIntyre, P Fitzgerald, D Mangan; B O’Connell, K O’Neill; J Cashman, D Cahill, M Cahalane; J O’Brien, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane
Subs: R Cahalane for Cashman (39), T Horgan for O’Brien (39), A Sheehan for O’Connell (52)

Referee: Paul Foley (Waterford)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 1-20 (0-12 frees)
Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 1-18 (0-15 frees, 0-1 65)
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 4-2
John McGrath (Tipperary) – 1-8 (1-0 pen, 0-4 frees, 0-1 65, 1 sideline cutl)
Ronan Lynch (Limerick) – 0-11 (0-8 frees, 0-1 sideline cut, 0-1 65)
James O’Brien (Cork) – 1-8
Mark McCarthy (Tipperary) – 3-1 (0-1 sideline cut)
Dillon Cahill (Cork) – 1-5
Ricky Heffernan (Kerry) – 1-5 (0-3 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-1 free)
Kevin Slattery (Tipperary) – 1-4 (0-2 frees)
Shane O’Donnell (Clare) – 2-0
Michael Cahalane (Cork) – 1-3 (0-1 65)
Michael O’Leary (Kerry) – 0-5
Darragh Flynn (Waterford) – 1-2 (0-1 free)
Shane Taylor (Clare) – 0-4
Alex Morey (Clare) – 0-4 (0-1 sideline)
Bill Maher (Tipperary) – 1-1
Michael Harney (Waterford) – 0-4
Conor Deasy (Clare) – 0-3
Stephen Cahill (Tipperary) – 0-3
Brendan O’Leary (Kerry) – 0-3
Niall Deasy (Clare) – 0-2
Jack Shelly (Tipperary) – 0-2
Cathal Curran (Waterford) – 0-2
John Cashman (Cork) – 0-2
Daniel Collins (Kerry) – 0-2

Conor Twomey (Cork), Kevin O’Neill (Cork), Barry O’Connell (Cork), Dylan Fitzelle (Tipperary), Jack Loughnane (Tipperary), Kieran Power (Waterford), Shane McNulty (Waterford) (0-1 free), Darren Foran (Waterford), Adam O’Sullivan (Waterford), A Gleeson (Waterford), Kevin O’Brien (Limerick), Bryan Griffin (Limerick) (0-1 free), Brian Finn (Limerick), Cian Lynch (Limerick), Liam O’Sullivan (Limerick) 0-1 each

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 13 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 10 titles since 1999, Galway have 6 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

Munster MHC Semi-Final – Tipperary 2-25 Waterford 0-12

Power-packed Tipp end Déise dreams

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A facile win for Tipperary in this Munster MHC semi-final in Semple Stadium last night, a resounding win over a Waterford team that had been beaten in the last two Munster finals and were this year fancied in some quarters to go all the way. In front of 3,126 spectators, Tipp got off to a flying start and led by six points just 10 minutes (1-4 to 0-1), late call-up Sean Ryan with the goal after great setup work by midfielder and captain Bill Maher.

Everywhere Tipp were dominant, full-back Michael Breen in magnificent form, Thomas Hamill outside him also dominant, with Ronan Maher and Dylan Fitzelle in control down the right flank, Jack Peters and Barry Heffernan similarly in charge down the left. In midfield, Maher and the flying Tadhg Gallagher ruled the roost, while in attack, they were a scoring threat in every position bar one, centre-forward Jack Shelly doing a Bonner Maher impression and doing the donkey work for all those around him. It was looking bad for Waterford as the first half progressed. It would have been a lot worse but for two brave body-blocks within a minute by keeper Sean Barry from first Sean Ryan (18th minute) then full-forward Mark McCarthy. Waterford then slowly began to work themselves into the game.

Tactically they had withdrawn an attacker, wing-forward Micheal Harney dropping back in front of the half-back line, thus cutting down the danger presented by the Tipp raiders from midfield, and in the final 10 minutes of the half it began to pay dividends, three points on the trot (two from the talented Stephen Bennett, one from sweet-striking Austin Gleeson), in reply to a lovely point from John McGrath, had the deficit back to a very manageable four at the break, 1-8 to 0-7.

There was even reason for the Déise supporters to believe that this could yet be their evening. It wasn’t to be. Within a minute Tipperary had extended their advantage to five points, a McCarthy free; within another minute that lead had become 1-5, a brilliant team goal that began with a Hamill clearance, caught by Shelly who fed McGrath, gave to overlapping Gallagher, who fired a net-buster from close range that gave Sean Barry no chance. By the 36th minute, Waterford were facing a mountain, 2-12 to 0-7 behind, by the 37th minute it had become an Everest, 2-18 to 0-9. A landslide, that was the second half, Waterford buried under a succession of Tipperary scores, one better than the next. 1-17 Tipperary scored in that 30-minute second half, to just 0-5 for Waterford. !

Scorers for Tipperary: S Ryan 1-3; M McCarthy 0-6 (4f); T Gallagher 1-2; J McGrath 0-5 (1 65); S Cahill 0-4; S O’Brien 0-3; B Maher, C Lanigan, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: Stephen Bennett 0-5 (2f); A Gleeson 0-3 (3f); B Phelan 0-2 (1 s/l); Shane Bennett, T Devine, 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: P Maher; R Maher, M Breen, J Peters; D Fitzelle, T Hamill, B Heffernan; B Maher (c), T Gallagher; J McGrath, J Shelly, S O’Brien; S Cahill, M McCarthy, S Ryan.

Subs: T Kirwan (Gallagher 56); C Lanigan (McCarthy 56); J Loughnane (Fitzelle 58); S Nally (Maher 60); T Fox (McGrath 60+1).

WATERFORD: S Barry; Shane Bennett, T Bourke, K Bennett; D O’Brien, S McNulty, K Power; T Devine, C Dunford; A Gleeson, Stephen Bennett, M Harney; DJ Foran, B Phelan, D Flynn.

Subs: J Roche (Power 36); R Donnelly (Flynn 40); M Kearney (Gleeson 51); J Walshe (Dunford 51); C Sheehan (O’Brien 54).

Referee: S Hourigan (Limerick).

Team News

Waterford have made four changes with David O’Brien drafted in at right half-back, Colin Dunford at midfield, Austin Gleeson at centre-forward and Brendan Phelan at full-forward. Cian Leamy, Conor Sheehan, Adam O’Sullivan and Cathal Curran are the four players to lose out.

WATERFORD MH: S Barry (Lismore); K Bennett (Ballysaggart), T Bourke (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg), Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart); D O’Brien (Tourin), S McNulty (De La Salle), K Power (Kilrossanty); T Devine (Modeligo), C Dunford (Colligan); DJ Foran (Portlaw), A Gleeson (Mount Sion), M Harney (Bunmahon); Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart), B Phelan (Ballinameela), D Flynn (Erins Own).

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Waterford in the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium on Wednesday evening shows 4 changes from the team which defeated Kerry in the first round. Barry Heffernan, Tadhg Gallagher, Steven O’Brien and Sean Ryan come into the team instead of Luke Mullally, Tom Kirwan, Sean Nally and Kevin Slattery. The team is –

1. Paul Maher (Moyne-Templetuohy)

2. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

3. Michael Breen (Ballina)

4. Jack Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

5. Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs)

6. Thomas Hamill (Killea)

7. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)

8. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash) CAPTAIN

9. Tadhg Gallagher (Kildangan)

10. John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

11. Jack Shelly (Mullinahone)

12. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

13. Stephen Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)

14. Mark McCarthy (Toomevara)

15. Sean Ryan (Sean Treacys)

For the Record

Tipperary Waterford
2011 Championship Performance Lost to Waterford in the first round. Defeated Cork in the semi-final 2nd playoff before losing to Clare by 3-13 to 1-13 in the Munster Semi-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles. Defeated Tipperary and Limerick before losing to Clare in the Munster Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 36 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2007 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 37
Won – 24
Lost – 10
Drawn – 3
Played – 30
Won – 11
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship April 27th 2011 at Walsh Park Waterford – Waterford 2-16 Tipperary 1-13 – Goals by Cein Chester and Michéal Harney helped by 10 Jake Dillon points ensured Waterford had six points to spare of Tipperary in this first round clash.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Wednesday May 2nd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh             Limerick 0-16 Cork 1-12

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary 6-21 Kerry 0-11


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday May 5th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Cork 6-22 Kerry 1-4


Semi-Final Play-off 2

Thursday May 10th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare 0-18 Cork 1-9

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Waterford                       @ 7:30pm

Friday June 29th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Limerick v Clare                                @ 7:30pm

Final

Sunday July 15th

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Useful Information

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

Waterford have lost just 2 of their last 11 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, both losses coming to Clare in the 2010 and 2011 Munster Finals.

Tipperary’s last victory over Waterford in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship came on April 9th 2003 courtesy of a 1-9 to 0-10 win at Semple Stadium Thurles.  Richie Ruth of Thurles Sarsfields scored 1-4 from play to prove the difference between the sides. Richie now a member of the 2012 Tipperary Intermediate Hurling panel.

2011 – Munster 1st Round – Waterford 2-16 Tipperary 1-13 at Walsh Park Waterford – Match Report

Waterford: P Cooke; J Barron, D Ahern, C Walsh; S O’Neill, D Foley, J Power; R Barry, S Roche; D Flynn, J Dillon, A O’Sullivan; S Bennett, C Kervick, C Chester.

Subs: S McNulty for Roche (48), M Harney for Kervick (52),C Heffernan for O’Sullivan (58).

Tipperary: J Maher; J Bourke, J Meagher, J Peters; C Barrett, J Forde, T Hamill; C Hammersley, E Fennelly; S Maher, P Ralph, T Kirwan; L McGrath, D McCormack, C Horan.

Subs: B Heffernan for Ralph (39), B Maher for Hammersley (41), P Ryan for Horan (53).

Scorers for Waterford: J Dillon 0-10 (0-8f, 0-1 ‘65); C Chester 1-2; M Harney 1-0; A O’Sullivan 0-3; S Roche 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: L McGrath 0-8 (0-7f); J Forde 1-1 (1-0f); D McCormack 0-2; C Horan, S Maher 0-1 each.

Referee: Derek Mackessy (Limerick)

2012 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played

Tipperary 6-21 Kerry 0-11 – May 2nd @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: P Maher; L Mullally, M Breen, J Peters; R Maher, T Hamill, T Kirwan; B Maher, S Nally; D Fitzelle, J Shelly, S Cahill; M McCarthy, J McGrath, K Slattery
Subs: S O’Brien for J Shelly, T Gallagher for M McCarthy, J Loughnane for T Hamill, J Lonergan for B Maher, S Ryan for J McGrath

Kerry: J Wallice; F Horgan, K Skinner, K Carmody; T McElligott, D Fitzell, T Casey; D Collins, B O’Leary; M O’Leary, T Casey, K Fitzgerald; P McGrath, R Heffernan, C Hussey
Subs: K Hanafin for F Horgan, S Leahy for T Casey

Referee: Jason O’Mahony (Limerick)

Limerick 0-16 Cork 1-12 – May 2nd @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Limerick: D Stapleton; S Irwin, R English, J Carrig; D Byrnes, B O’Connell, E Fitzgerald; B Finn, K Cleary; R Lynch, D Condron, E O’Farrell; K O’Brien, B Griffin, C Lynch.
Subs: D Donovan for Fitzgerald (ht), A La Touche Cosgrave for O’Farrell (36), D Dee for Cleary (38), P Ryan for B Griffin (55), L O’Sullivan for O’Brien (58, inj).

Cork: P Collins; S Murphy, K O’Connor, A Dennehy; K McIntyre, M Cahalane, P Fitzgerald; C Twomey, B O’Connell; J Cashman, D Cahill, K O’Neill; A Sheehan, P O’Callaghan, R Cahalane
Subs: D Mangan for Twomey, J O’Brien for R Cahalane (both ht), J McCarthy for Murphy (43, inj), A Spillane for Sheehan (48), T Horgan for Cashman (60).

Referee: Damien Fox (Clare)

Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13 (after extra time) – May 2nd @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Quarter-Final)

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).

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).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Cork 6-22 Kerry 1-4 – May 5th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

Cork: P Collins, J McCarthy, K O’Connor, A Dennehy, C Twomey, P Fitzgerald, D Mangan, K McIntyre, K O’Neill, J Cashman, D Cahill, M Cahalane, A Spillane, P O’Callaghan, J O’Brien
Subs: T Horgan for J Cashman (h/t), C Cormack for K McIntyre (40), C O’Brien for K O’Connor (48), S Hegarty for D Cahill (55).

Kerry: J Wallace, T B McElligott, C Savage, Tommy Casey, D Goulding, D Fitzelle, K Carmody, K Fitzgerald, B O’Leary, M O’Leary, D Collins, Thomas Casey, P McGrath, R Heffernan, C Hussey.
Subs: P Lucid for C Hussey (28), P O’Connor for P McGrath (48), F Horgan for D Goulding (55).

Referee: Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)

Clare 0-18 Cork 1-9 – May 10th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

Clare: E Quilligan; S O’Brien, B Carey, G Ryan; A McGuane, C Cleary, E Quirke; D Conroy, A Morey; S Taylor, N Deasy, S Ward; S O’Donnell, C Deasy, B Duggan.
Subs: J Shanahan for Ward (h-t), S Gleeson for Conroy (50), B Corry for O’Donnell (61).

Cork: P Collins; S Murphy, K O’Connor, A Dennehy; K McIntyre, P Fitzgerald, D Mangan; B O’Connell, K O’Neill; J Cashman, D Cahill, M Cahalane; J O’Brien, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane
Subs: R Cahalane for Cashman (39), T Horgan for O’Brien (39), A Sheehan for O’Connell (52)

Referee: Paul Foley (Waterford)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 1-20 (0-12 frees)
Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 1-18 (0-15 frees, 0-1 65)
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 4-2
John McGrath (Tipperary) – 1-8 (1-0 pen, 0-4 frees, 0-1 65, 1 sideline cutl)
Ronan Lynch (Limerick) – 0-11 (0-8 frees, 0-1 sideline cut, 0-1 65)
James O’Brien (Cork) – 1-8
Mark McCarthy (Tipperary) – 3-1 (0-1 sideline cut)
Dillon Cahill (Cork) – 1-5
Ricky Heffernan (Kerry) – 1-5 (0-3 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-1 free)
Kevin Slattery (Tipperary) – 1-4 (0-2 frees)
Shane O’Donnell (Clare) – 2-0
Michael Cahalane (Cork) – 1-3 (0-1 65)
Michael O’Leary (Kerry) – 0-5
Darragh Flynn (Waterford) – 1-2 (0-1 free)
Shane Taylor (Clare) – 0-4
Alex Morey (Clare) – 0-4 (0-1 sideline)
Bill Maher (Tipperary) – 1-1
Michael Harney (Waterford) – 0-4
Conor Deasy (Clare) – 0-3
Stephen Cahill (Tipperary) – 0-3
Brendan O’Leary (Kerry) – 0-3
Niall Deasy (Clare) – 0-2
Jack Shelly (Tipperary) – 0-2
Cathal Curran (Waterford) – 0-2
John Cashman (Cork) – 0-2
Daniel Collins (Kerry) – 0-2

Conor Twomey (Cork), Kevin O’Neill (Cork), Barry O’Connell (Cork), Dylan Fitzelle (Tipperary), Jack Loughnane (Tipperary), Kieran Power (Waterford), Shane McNulty (Waterford) (0-1 free), Darren Foran (Waterford), Adam O’Sullivan (Waterford), A Gleeson (Waterford), Kevin O’Brien (Limerick), Bryan Griffin (Limerick) (0-1 free), Brian Finn (Limerick), Cian Lynch (Limerick), Liam O’Sullivan (Limerick) 0-1 each

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 13 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 10 titles since 1999, Galway have 6 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

The GAA continues to grow – Seoul Gaels

Seoul Gaels

By Kevin O’Brien

As Irish clubs continue to mourn the loss of so many departing players, the game in Asia is flourishing, with GAA clubs thriving in countries like Japan, Thailand, China and Taiwan. None more so than the Seoul Gaels club from South Korea’s capital, who celebrate their 10 year anniversary in July having become one of Asia’s most successful GAA sides.

Established just after the 2002 World Cup due to the flocks of young Irish people arriving in Seoul to work, Seoul Gaels have gone from strength-to-strength.

“The club is hugely important to Irish people in Korea as it gives us all a taste of home in such far and distant place,” said club P.R.O. Tom Gaughan.

“We have over 40 women training with our girl’s teams and 20 with our men’s teams. When you join the Seoul Gaels you become a part of an expat family, not just Irish but North Americans to New Zealanders and everyone in-between.”

The club also helps new arrivals look for work. “There are no jobs available directly through the Seoul Gaels itself but with over 90 paid up members in 2011 somebody will point you in the right direction,” he said.

Last year, Seoul Gaels hosted the 16th annual Asian Gaelic Games in Suwon, just south of Seoul, in what was the largest amateur team event in Asia. 60 teams from 27 clubs based in 15 Asian countries all competed to become champions of Asia in Football and Hurling.

“We actually used the pitches right beside the World Cup stadium where Ireland played Spain in 2002,” said Gaughan.

“Good pitches are hard to find in Seoul as there are so many people and not a lot of land so we were forced to go to Suwon for such an important event. It went extremely well with everyone having a great time both on and off the field.”

The Gael’s had a mixed weekend, winning the Men’s ‘B’ competition and losing narrowly in the Ladies ‘A’ final. But they are no strangers to success in the Games, having won the Derek Brady Trophy (Asia’s replica of the Sam Maguire presented to the Men’s ‘A’ winners) for three years running from 2002-04.

“People who have come to live and work in Seoul, particularly Irish, have settled in very well because they have found a home away from home,” said Aine Deasy, the club’s representative for women.

“Being part of the large network of friendly and helpful members of Seoul Gaels is a rich and rewarding experience.”

Munster GAA Press Release

The Munster CCC met this evening in the Munster GAA offices in Limerick and made the following decisions pertaining to upcoming Munster Finals.

Munster Final Venues
  • Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary v Waterford – Sunday July 15th at 4:00pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh
  • Munster Junior Football Championship Final – Kerry v Clare – Wednesday July 11th at 7:30pm in Miltown-Malbay
  • Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary v Clare – Wednesday July 25th at 7:30pm in MacDonagh Park Nenagh

Munster Senior Finals – Venue Process explained

The venue permutations for the Munster Senior Finals in Hurling and Football are decided annually in advance of the semi-finals of each competition. The Munster Controls Competition Committee (CCC) met on Thursday June 7th and decided on all permutations for both the hurling and football finals. It is normal practice that a neutral venue would be decided upon in the event that no agreement was in place between the competing counties. In the case of a possible Tipperary v Waterford Munster SHC Final, as no agreement was in place between Tipperary and Waterford ahead of that June 7th CCC meeting, Pairc Ui Chaoimh was agreed as the proposed venue, a decision made with the consent and knowledge of all CCC delegates of the Munster counties.

Once a fixture decision has been made by the Munster CCC, any subsequent change requires a two-thirds majority. As a result of correspondence received this afternoon (Monday) from Waterford County Board requesting a change to the original venue for the Muster Senior Hurling Final fixture, a specially convened meeting of the Munster CCC was held tonight and reaffirmed the decision made on June 7th (to fix the Munster Senior Hurling final for Pairc Ui Chaoimh) on a vote of 8 to 2.

Munster Management Meeting
At a meeting of the Munster Management committee on Thursday June 21st, it was agreed to reduce the prices of the Munster Senior Hurling and Munster Senior Football Finals by €5 on all normal Adult tickets to the Covered Stand, Uncovered Stand and Terrace to those who purchase their tickets in advance (up to the day before the final).
Patrons purchasing tickets on the day of the match will pay the top line price.  Further details will be circulated to clubs, county boards and online in the coming days.

 

Munster Senior Hurling Semi-Final – Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24

McGrath helps Tipp scramble over the line

SEÁN MORAN at Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the Irish Times newspaper

Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24: IT’S AS well to beware the hype in relation to Cork-Tipperary Munster hurling encounters but it would take an irredeemable curmudgeon not to have been well entertained by yesterday’s provincial semi-final in Páirc Uí­ Chaoimh. It went all the way to the final whistle, which was greeted with a surge of relief by the champions Tipperary, who had to contest most of the second half with 14 men after the dismissal of John O’Brien for a second yellow card in the 48th minute, but who held on for a one-point victory.

But just before the Toomevara man’s departure, Tipp had given themselves a three-point buffer, which just about protected them in the time remaining although Cork never gave up. Even when the margin stretched to four in the 64th minute, the home side persevered and had reduced the deficit to the minimum by the time referee Brian Gavin brought it all to an end. The Offaly official had an eventful afternoon and even before the throw-in some overwrought posturing from Cathal Naughton and Pádraic Maher necessitated the administering of two yellow cards. Gavin was also compromised by the increasingly unfit-for-purpose advantage rule. His readiness to apply it invariably resulted in the team so “favoured” sorry they hadn’t got the free and in one case when play was pulled back in the 44th minute, John O’Brien was on his way to pile-driving the ball into the net for Tipperary only for the free to be awarded – although in fairness to the referee the whistle had sounded early in that case.

So many different incidents in a match like this could have made the difference but the champions just about deserved the result. They rose to the various challenges presented: containing Cork against the wind in the first half, seizing the lead 10 minutes after the break and raising their game in defence for the remainder of the match. Cork were crestfallen at the narrow defeat, only their second at home to Tipperary since 1923, but they were carrying a couple of handicaps too many between the overall inexperience of the team and the fact that it was their first championship outing of the summer. O’Brien’s red card had opened an unexpected window of opportunity but Cork were just unable to clamber through it.

They started well however and opened up a four-point lead twice in the first quarter. In the subplot of the duelling dead-ball shooters, Tipp’s Pa Bourke shaded the totals by 0-12 to 0-11 but Patrick Horgan took virtually as consistent a line with wrongdoing. Bourke, for his part, will certainly be relieved that his gamble just before half-time, trading a handy point for a thrash at goal from a 20-metre free from which the ball was cleared, didn’t prove more costly. The first half was like a tennis match with the ball flying backwards and forwards and scores being picked off with such frequency that the four minutes between the 28th and 32nd was easily the longest the crowd had to wait for a score.

Cork’s two most exciting prospects Darren Sweetnam and Conor Lehane got early points – the former swooping into goal- scoring territory and the latter reacting after being blocked to flick up the ball and slip free to score from 60 metres. Tipperary’s defence wasn’t comfortable and there other half chances for goals but Cork appeared content to keep the scoreboard ticking over. There were questions asked about the free out awarded on half an hour after Patrick Cronin had touched a long-range free from goalkeeper Anthony Nash into the net but instead of having a cushion of five at the break, Cork were going in with a lead of just two, 0-14 to 0-12, after a first half with wind advantage.

The first 10 minutes of the second half trimmed the deficit by just one but soon afterwards the central events of the match came in quick succession. Tipperary’s goal was worthy of the occasion. It began with a spectacular fetch from Patrick Maher (who had a tremendous match imposing himself physically at centre forward, hustling out possession and drawing frees) straight from Brendan Cummins’s puck-out. Maher laid it off to John O’Brien, whose quick transfer enabled Lar Corbett to advance and hand pass to Noel McGrath, whose shot exploded past Nash to snatch a lead from Cork which they never regained. McGrath finished with an economical 1-4.

Two minutes later O’Brien was gone but the Tipp defence stepped up. Pádraic Maher imposed himself on the left wing, taking one spectacular catch, and breaking forward on a number of occasions while Conor O’Mahony bulwarked the defence in the face of an adjusted match flow, as the screw turned with five forwards trying to occupy six backs. Declan Ryan ran the bench to inject new energy while two of Cork’s replacements Cian McCarthy and Daniel Kearney hit points, as Cork refused to let go – both also hit ultimately costly wides. But they were just two factors in a satisfying contest that swung on a razor-thin margin.

TIPPERARY: 1. B Cummins; 2. C O’Brien, 4. M Cahill, 3. P Curran; 5. T Stapleton, 6. C O’Mahony, 7. Pádraic Maher (0-1); 8. B Maher (0-2), 9. S McGrath; 10. G Ryan (0-1), 11. Patrick Maher, 12. P Bourke (0-12, seven frees and two 65s); 13. B O’Meara (0-2), 14. J O’Brien, 15. N McGrath (1-4). Subs: 19. L Corbett for Ryan (34 mins), 17. S Bourke for O’Meara (55), 25. J Woodlock for B Maher (57), 20. E Kelly for P Bourke (67), 21. D Maher for Stapleton (70 mins).

Yellow cards: Pádraic Maher (before throw-in), J O’Brien (27 and 48 mins), O’Mahony (46). Red card: O’Brien (48 mins).

CORK: 1. A Nash; 3. B Murphy, 2. S O’Neill, 4. C O’Sullivan; 5. T Kenny, 6. E Cadogan, 7. W Egan; 8. D Sweetnam (0-1), 9. L McLaughlin; 10. C Lehane (0-2), 11. P Cronin (0-1), 12. C Naughton (0-1); 13. J Coughlan (0-3), 15. P Horgan (0-11, nine frees), 14. P O’Sullivan (0-3). Subs: 24. C McCarthy (0-1) for Naughton (47 mins), 21. D Kearney (0-1) for Sweetnam (50 mins), 25. L O’Farrell for Lehane (63 mins).

Yellow cards: Naughton (before throw-in), Cronin (38 mins), B Murphy (43 mins).

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly).

 

Wily Tipp outfox young pretenders

Cork 0-24 Tipperary 1-22

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Not an epic Munster senior hurling championship semi-final in sunny Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday by any means, nothing like the blood-and-thunder slugfests of old between these two great rivals, nor even the high-voltage games of the recent past. What it lacked in bite, however (the only fireworks took place before the throw-in, Cork’s Cathal Naughton and Tipp’s Padraic Maher earning yellow cards for a harmless bout of hurley-jabbing), it made up for in excitement, an enthralling contest between two evenly-matched and well-balanced teams, thoroughly enjoyed by a shirt-sleeved crowd of 32,568.

Worthy winners too, Tipperary reduced to 14 men in the 48th minute after John O’Brien saw red for a second yellow-card offence but still managing ! to hold back the surging red tide. If the champions had taken all their chances though, had they converted all their goal opportunities especially, they wouldn’t have been left hanging on for dear life in those final minutes. What a challenge thrown down by Cork though, what a mature performance even from the likes of teenage midfielder Darren Sweetnam, making his championship debut but playing like a veteran. If they can develop a killer instinct, if they stop settling for the easy point when there is more on offer and go for the jugular, they will become a force. They too had their chances yesterday, late in the second half especially, when this game was very finely poised, but didn’t take them.

In the 59th minute Jamie Coughlan (fine game overall) had a man with him on his left and a clear path to goal but opted for the point; in the 68th minute, Cian McCarthy made a magnificent soaring catch but turned and shot far too soon, again with a man clear on his left (missed the target to boot). Very positive signs for Jimmy Barry-Murphy and his selectors but plenty to work on too — this team still has a way to go. Tipperary won the toss and opted to play into the wind; it worked out for them but in hindsight, you’d wonder — were they wise to concede that advantage to a precocious Cork side? Would they have been better off trying to put them away early rather than gifting Cork the considerable wind advantage, an advantage of which they made full use? Eight points to four Cork led after 14 minutes, 0-12 to 0-8 just seven minutes later by which time every Cork starting forward had scored from play. By contrast an overreliance on Patrick Bonner Maher as a ball-winner and on Pa Bourke as a finisher was already becoming obvious in Tipperary’s attack.

What a game by Bonner though, what an influence he has on every game he plays. His ball-winning prowess borders on the miraculous, his ability to find a player in space equally good. He didn’t score yesterday (had a couple of half-chances a more clinical finisher would have taken, but then who has everything?) but his mark was on almost every Tipperary score. Tipperary did have a good last 15 minutes in the first half, closed the gap to two points at the break (0-14 to 0-12), would have taken the lead but for a fine goal-line stop of a Pa Bourke 20m free by Cork keeper Anthony Nash in the final seconds.

The second half was a continuation of the high-tempo open play of the first, Cork extending their lead to three points (Horgan leading by example with yet another drilled free, lovely control from Paudie O’Sullivan for the second, looked dangerous every time he got on the ball) before Tipperary went on what turned out to be the game-winning run. Started with two pointed frees from Pa Bourke, then came the game-breaker, 46th minute, the only goal, and worthy it was. Started with a fantastic catch by Bonner Maher of a long Brendan Cummins clearance, outlet pass to John O’Brien who then sent Lar Corbett away (had come on as a sub in the 34th minute); the cover was sucked out, Lar passed to the unmarked Noel McGrath, absolutely no chance for Nash. A further Tipperary point, this one by the marauding Padraic Maher, and in just five minutes Tipperary went from three points down to three in front, 1-16 to 0-16. A moment of madness then from the veteran John O’Brien, however, a wild pull on Eoin Cadogan and a second yellow card, and suddenly it was game on again. Cork came back, had their chances as noted above, but ultimately came up short.

Scorers for Tipperary: P Bourke 0-12 (7f, 2 65s); N McGrath 1-4; B O’Meara 0-2; B Maher 0-2; Padraic Maher, G Ryan, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-11 (8f); P O’Sullivan 0-3; J Coughlan 0-3; C Lehane 0-2; P Cronin, C Naughton, D Kearney, C McCarthy, D Sweetnam, 0-1 each.

Subs for Tipp: L Corbett (Ryan 34); S Bourke (O’Meara inj. 55); J Woodlock (B Maher 57); E Kelly (Pa Bourke 67); D Maher (Stapleton 70).

Subs for Cork: C McCarthy (Naughton 47); D Kearney (Sweetnam 50); L O’Farrell (Lehane 63).

Referee: B Gavin (Offaly).

 

Lar’s seamless return

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Given it was in enemy territory, the ovation Lar Corbett received was thunderous. Two minutes before half-time, he made a first competitive move in nine months, four after he announced his retirement from the inter-county game and two since he announced his return. The travelling Tipperary throngs greeted him with rapturous applause while the Cork-dominated Blackrock End booed his introduction. Early in the second half, a small proportion of the home crowd jeered him with chants of “Who are you?” after he fumbled half a goal chance.

But it was Corbett who had the last laugh, setting up Noel McGrath for the only goal of the game, as well as winning a free. Ghosting around defenders and searching for loose ball, it really was as if he never left. If Brendan Maher had looked up in the 47th minute, he might have seen his team-mate waiting to pounce. Asked afterwards if he found it difficult to step back into the set-up after two months away, he responded with a deadpan “no”.

But what about his entrance to the fray? With just one point between the sides at that stage and with Cork aided by the wind, it wasn’t as if Tipperary were struggling. “Nothing’s going to be a surprise. Whenever you’re called upon, you’re called upon, so it doesn’t really make a difference. You just have to be ready from the start the very same as everyone else. We’re delighted that lads came off the bench and we’re looking forward to getting back into training Tuesday night, and as a panel to fight for 15 places for the Munster final. That’s the most important thing.”

Concerning the goal, it was an excellently-worked move via a Patrick “Bonner” Maher fetch and interplay between John O’Brien and Corbett to set up McGrath. Corbett could have struck towards goal himself but said: “The best man at the moment is Noel McGrath to take the right option. “I think the right option was to give it to Noel and that’s the most important thing. “We saw it with Kilkenny and Dublin. The man in the best position gets the ball and that’s really what we’re trying to strive towards.”

McGrath, the RTÉ man of the match although Bonner Maher had major claims, was humble about the goal. “I was just lucky to be in the right place. It could be somebody else the next day. That’s just the way it is. You play the ball to the right man and do the best thing for the team.” McGrath was more effusive about how the team coped after John O’Brien’s dismissal. “I’m speechless, really, because it was such a hard-working performance. We’ve put in serious work since the Limerick match, training very hard. Everybody in the gym and the field and everything.” After an early McGrath point, Tipperary didn’t lead again until the 46th when McGrath struck for goal.

Corbett put down their ability to hold the lead for the remainder of the game to the character of the players. “We can talk about it in training, we can talk about it in the dressing room but you have to prove that on the field. John had hard luck to get sent off but the character of the boys came out there and they proved it on the field.” Coming after Kilkenny’s emphatic win over Dublin, things look ominous for the teams remaining in the competition but Corbett’s optimism shines through. “We have to believe. That’s it… we really believe.” A repeat of last year’s Munster final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh will have people remembering Tipperary’s seven-goal rout over Waterford.

But Corbett is reminded of what happened afterwards. “We stood here after the Munster final and said there is a big hole here where we could fall into, that we could get carried away. The Munster final, we are looking forward to it and there is going to be pressure for places in Thurles, starting on Tuesday night. “You can’t get complacent because there is someone standing waiting for your spot.”

 

Tigerish Cork tyros please JBM

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Jimmy Barry-Murphy was taking the positives from yesterday’s defeat by Tipperary, pointing to his side’s lack of experience as a factor in Cork’s one-point defeat. “The bit of inexperience counted against us in the end, we had opportunities and didn’t take them. Tipperary just about deserved it on the day.” The Cork manager acknowledged that the goal his side had disallowed in the first half was a “major factor”.

“We could have gone in with a five-point lead having played with the wind. We probably needed that. But the players showed great courage after being four points down to come back, though certainly having an extra man helped in that respect. I’m very pleased with the lads and couldn’t fault any of them. “It’s hard to see it from where we were, in fairness, I just couldn’t see why it was disallowed — we contested a ball in the square and it went in, but to be fair to the referee I couldn’t see it. We take it on the chin and move on.”

The manager was unhappy with Tipperary’s match-winning goal: “Certainly at that stage we wanted a free and it was definite. The player wasn’t gone away and I can’t believe he didn’t give a free. I’m not blaming the referee, these things happen, but in that situation, in a tight game, we’d have preferred to get our free. “To be fair to the referee, some days it goes with you and some days it doesn’t. In fairness to Tipperary, Noel McGrath finished the chance clinically. I hope we learn from that and when we get those opportunities.that we take them.” The Cork boss said the qualifiers would be a learning curve all round: “They’re a tough route to go, I’ve never been down that route as player or manager, and it’s new to me. Our job now will be to pick up our players after the defeat today, which can be quite shattering.”

He added that Cork had needed the performance after the crushing league final defeat to Kilkenny. “The League final was an absolute debacle for us,” said Barry-Murphy. “It was a learning experience for us on the line as well and we took the major share of the blame because we felt we hadn’t prepared the players properly for the challenges that Kilkenny would give. I’m thrilled with the response — they showed great character and great courage to play in front of their own supporters and put up a great show. We didn’t win and we’re never happy to lose, but to come back from the League final they were fantastic today.”

Asked if he’d prefer to face Offaly or Dublin, Barry-Murphy said: “It’s a difficult route for everyone — no one wants to be chasing it that way. We know where we were after the League final so we know that Dublin didn’t become a bad team over night, or Offaly. Regardless it is going to be a very difficult game for us and we’re in no position to be over-confident against anyone. We face into both of those games with trepidation.” The Cork manager said Niall McCarthy (broken knuckle) was a doubt for the first qualifier game, and rebutted suggestions his side were back up with the best teams around. “I wouldn’t think that at all. We have a long way to go yet before we’re as good as Kilkenny or Tipperary even. It’s a learning process and a hard learning process, but since the League final the players have shown great attitude. You can’t ask for any more than that.”

 

Tipperary hold on in thrilling finish

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Munster GAA Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Cork 0-24 Tipperary 1-22

In the end Tipperary just about hung on, their greater experience and greater strength in depth proving enough to hold off a brave Cork comeback in a thrilling Munster semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday. Cork had the better for the first half and led by 0-14 to 0-12 at the break, but the reigning champions struck for the decisive goal on 45 minutes, the returning Lar Corbett playing in his team-mate Noel McGrath, who finished a superb move with a neat finish. McGrath added a point seconds after the game restarted and Tipperary looked to be in the driving seat until John O’Brien was shown a second yellow card just two minutes after the goal.

Tipperary played the remaining 24 minutes with 14 men, but they always looked in control until the final 10 minutes, when Cork came back to hit the final three scores of the game to set up a thrilling finale. However, a late wide from Cian McCarthy proved costly as the Rebels’ man marksman, Pa Horgan, had to drop over his ninth point of the game 90 seconds into added time and hope that referee Brian Gavin would allow enough time for the game to restart and for the home side to, perhaps, snatch a final, equalising score of the game.

Alas, it was not to be for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s young side, who will definitely feel that they missed a great chance to cause a big upset and knock the reigning champions out of the competition. They will certainly look back on the game with regrets, and especially a disallowed goal at the end of the first half, when Jamie Coughlan was penalised after touching a dropping ball past Brendan Cummins. But Tipperary showed plenty of character to win a game that might well have slipped away from them. Manager Declan Ryan had the luxury of bringing 2010 Hurler of the Year Corbett off the bench just before half-time, while six-time GAA All Star Eoin Kelly was also brought in to lend some vital experience in those edgy final minutes.

Barry-Murphy had given youth its chance with a bold team selection and it looked to have paid off in the first half, but the lack of experienced players available to him was illustrated when Daniel Kearney, Luke O’Farrell and Cian McCarthy were the trio he chose to bring off the bench in the second half. Tipperary go into a Munster final against Waterford on July 15 for second year in a row with a second impressive win behind them, while Cork go into the Qualifiers knowing they gave Tipperary the fright of their lives.

Any doubts over the intensity and competitiveness the game would be played at were erased before a ball had been thrown in, with Pádraic Maher and Cathal Naughton engaged in a bout of rutting before the ball was thrown in. When the game did start, Noel McGrath put the reigning champions ahead inside a minute, but it was Cork who made the better start, with scores from Horgan, Darren Sweetnam and Conor Lehane giving the home side a 0-3 to 0-1 lead. The opening quarter was fast and furious, with both sides trading scores at a remarkable rate. Gearóid Ryan and McGrath had the gap back down to one by the 11th minute, but the Rebels hit a rich seam of form to lace three points together, the constant movement of their young and very mobile forwards causing the Tipperary defence serious problems.

Horgan was very accurate from frees, while Jamie Coughlan pitched in with two points from play in the first half. Horgan’s first from play was a real beauty, his shot from under the covered stand giving the Rebels a 0-12 to 0-8 lead on 21 minutes following a breathless start to the game. Eventually, the game settled down and as Tipp finally began to gain a toehold in the middle of the field Pa Bourke scored from three successive placed balls to cut the gap to 0-12 to 0-11. Horgan’s second point from play came seconds after Tipperary manager Declan Ryan brought Corbett in for his first taste of competitive action this year, the 2010 Hurler of the Year replacing Gearóid Ryan on 34 minutes.

Cork were 0-14 to 0-12 ahead in stoppage time, but the gap might have been less had Pa Bourke’s 21-metre free not been saved by a thicket of Cork defenders on the stroke of half-time. Tipp trailed by 0-16 to 0-15 when they grabbed the only goal of the game. Patrick Maher won possession with a towering leap, and when he fed Corbett a roar of anticipation went up in the Tipperary end. Corbett, though, flicked a neat pass into McGrath, whose finish past Anthony Nash was precise.

McGrath added another point almost immediately and suddenly all the momentum was with the Premier men. That was until John O’Brien was shown a second yellow card and the champions were forced to answer some searching questions in the final quarter. Cork hit three of the next four points and were level by the 55th minute. But Tipp never allowed Cork to edge in front with the superb Pa Bourke hitting two more frees and McGrath adding two more points to bring his tally to 1-4. When Corbett was fouled with six minutes left, Pa Bourke slotted over his 12th point of the game and it looked like Tipperary were home and dry. Points from Kearney and two from Horgan reduced the gap to one in added time, but Tipperary just about held on to win a gripping contest.

Cork Scorers: D Sweetnam 0-1, C Lehane 0-2, P Cronin 0-1, C Naughton 0-1, J Coughlan 0-3, P O’Sullivan 0-3, P Horgan 0-11 (0-9f), D Kearney 0-1, C McCarthy 0-1,

Tipperary Scorers: Pádraic Maher 0-1, B Maher 0-2, P Bourke 0-12 (0-7f, 0-2 65), B Maher 0-2, B O’Meara 0-2, N McGrath 1-4.

Cork: A Nash; S O’Neill, B Murphy, C O’Sullivan; T Kenny, E Cadogan, W Egan; D Sweetnam, L McLoughlin; C Lehane, P Cronin, C Naughton; J Coughlan, P O’Sullivan, P Horgan. Subs: C McCarthy for Naughton (46), D Kearney for Sweetam (50), L O’Farrell for Lehane (62)

Tipperary: B Cummins; C O’Brien, P Curran, M Cahill; Stapleton, C O’Mahony, Pádraic Maher; B Maher, S McGrath; G Ryan, Patrick Maher, P Bourke; B O’Meara, J O’Brien, N McGrath. Subs: Lar Corbett for G Ryan (34), S Bourke for B O’Meara (55), J Woodlock for B Maher (57), E Kelly for P Bourke (67), D Maher for Stapleton (70).

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

Attendance: 32,568

Team News

The Tipperary senior hurling team to play Cork in the Munster SH championship semi-final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday shows 3 changes from the team which started the first round game against Limerick. Conor O’Brien, Shane McGrath and Patrick Maher start in place of Donagh Maher, James Woodlock and Eoin Kelly. The team is:

1. Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange)

2. Conor O’Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty)

3. Paul Curran (Mullinahone) Captain

4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)

5. Thomas Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons)

6. Conor O’Mahony (Newport)

7. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

8. Brendan Maher (Borris–Ileigh)

9. Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch)

10. Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)

11. Patrick Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha)

12. Pa Bourke (Thurles Sarsfields)

13. Brian O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

14. John O’Brien (Toomevara)

15. Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

 

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster Hurling Championship Semi-Final at 4pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Nash

2. Shane O Neill 3. Brian Murphy 4. Conor O’Sullivan

5. Tom Kenny 6. Eoin Cadogan 7. William Egan

8. Darren Sweetnam 9. Lorcán Mc Loughlin

10. Conor Lehane 11. Pa Cronin 12. Cathal Naughton

13. Jamie Coughlan14. Paudie O’Sullivan 15. Patrick Horgan

Subs:

16. Darren McCarthy – Ballymartle

17. Stephen McDonnell- Glen Rovers

18. Damien Cahalane – St. Finbarrs

19. Killian Murphy – Erin’s Own

20. Christopher Joyce – Na Piarsaigh

21. Daniel Kearney – Sarsfields

22. Seán Óg hAilpín – Na Piarsaigh

23. John Gardiner – Na Piarsaigh

24. Cian McCarthy – Sarsfields

25. Luke O’Farrell – Midleton

26. Stephen Moylan – Douglas

Irish Rail discounts

Munster GAA have teamed up with Iarnród Éireann to provide Tipperary supporters with discounts of up to 87% on their Match and Train tickets for the Tipperary v Cork Munster GAA Hurling Semi-Final in Pairc U i Chaoimh, Cork on Sunday June 24th.

Return fares Current online fare Match day special fare Discount
Templemore €39.98 €23.98 40%
Thurles €39.98 €19.98 50%
Limerick Junction €35.00 €15.98 54%
Ticket Price Current Discounted price Discount
Uncovered Stand €25 €20 20%
Terrace €15 €10 33%

Once the person has purchased their train tickets they will get a promo code. They will then be able to click through to our ticket sales website. When they attempt to buy the discount tickets they will be asked to provide the code, before completing purchase of the discounted match tickets. The discount depends on the station you wish to travel from (as per the table above) and the type of ticket they buy. There are also €5 Family Stand tickets available.

Book online at www.irishrail.ie for these discounted fares. Children up to 15 years of age half fare. Proof of age may be required. Limited availability, advance booking advised. Terms, conditions, transaction and credit card charges apply.

Match Promotions

Family Packages – 2 Adults and 2 Kids total price €60 (Uncovered) – Available from Clubs and County Boards. Limited numbers available online.

Terrace Group Tickets – Minimum order 20 – Order 20 get 7 free €10 per ticket – Available from Clubs

Stand Group Tickets – Minimum order 15 – Buy 8 get 2 free €25/€20 per ticket – 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

Admission Prices (excluding discounts)

Covered Stand €30

Uncovered Stand €25

Terrace €15

Family Adult Covered €30 – Juveniles €5

Family Adult Uncovered €25 – Juveniles €5

Student/OAP – Concession on Stand Tickets only – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid I.D.)

For the Record

Cork Tipperary
2012 Team Manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy Declan Ryan 

 

2011 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary in the first round in Munster. Defeated Laois and Offaly in the Qualifiers before losing to Galway by 2-23 to 1-14. Defeated Cork, Clare and Waterford to win the Munster Final. Defeated Dublin in the All-Ireland Semi-Final before losing to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Final.
Number of Munster Senior Hurling titles 51 39
Last Munster Senior Hurling Title 2006 2011
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 23
Won – 14
Lost –  8
Drawn – 1
Played – 30
Won – 19
Lost –  8
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship May 29th 2011 – Tipperary 3-22 Cork 0-23 (Munster Quarter-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles) – First half goals by Eoin Kelly and Lar Corbett helped Tipp to a 2-11 to 0-10 interval lead. Cork’s play improved in the second half to draw level after 56 minutes before a series of late points and a Benny Dunne goal secured Tipperary’s victory.

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Sunday May 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary 2-20 Limerick 1-19

Semi-Finals
Sunday June 17th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18

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

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Cork v Tipperary                                        @ 4:00pm

Final

Sunday July 15th (Replay date – July 21st)

Venue permutations

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Waterford v Cork                                           @ 4:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Waterford v Tipperary                                   @ 4:00pm

2012 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Matches played to date

Tipperary 2-20 Limerick 1-19 – May 27th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: B Cummins; D Maher (C O’Brien 48), P Curran, M Cahill; T Stapleton, C O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; J Woodlock (S McGrath 28), B Maher; G Ryan (S Callanan 50), N McGrath, P Bourke; E Kelly (Patrick Maher 42), B O’Meara, J O’Brien (S Bourke 63).

Limerick: N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, T Condon; W McNamara (T Ryan 68), D O’Grady, G O’Mahoney; P Browne, J Ryan; D Breen, C Allis (B Geary 63), S Dowling; S Tobin (N Moran 65), K Downes (D Hannon 50), G Mulcahy.

Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18 – June 17th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

Waterford: S O’Keeffe; A Kearney, L Lawlor, S Daniels; R Foley, M Walsh, K Moran; P Mahony, S Molumphy; M Shanahan, D Prendergast, E Kelly; J Mullane, S Walsh, G O’Brien
Subs: N Connors for Kearney (h.t.), P O’Brien for G O’Brien (49), T Ryan for S Walsh (59), D Twomey for Foley (61), M O’Neill for Kelly (68).

Clare: P Kelly; D O’Donovan, C Dillon, C Cooney; B Bugler, J McInerney, P O’Connor; P Donnellan, N O’Connell; J Conlon, J Clancy E Barrett; P Collins, C Ryan, C McGrath
Subs: L Markham for McInerney (45), F Lynch for Barrett (54), S Morey for O’Connor (59), D Honan for Collins (60), A Cunningham for Ryan (65).

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Pa Bourke (Tipperary) – 1-7 (0-4 frees, 0-1 65)
Shane Dowling (Limerick) – 0-8 (0-4 frees)
Maurice Shanahan (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-5 frees)
Brian O’Meara (Tipperary) – 1-2
Shane Walsh (Waterford) – 1-2
Graham Mulcahy (Limerick) – 1-2
John Conlon (Clare) – 1-2
Nicky O’Connell (Clare) – 0-5 (0-4 frees)
Conor McGrath (Clare) – 0-4
Noel McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-3
Eoin Kelly (Waterford) – 1-0 penalty
John Mullane (Waterford) – 0-3
Sean Tobin (Limerick) – 0-3
Colin Ryan (Clare) – 0-3 frees
Jonathon Clancy (Clare) – 0-3

Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Kevin Downes (Limerick) – 0-2
Conor Allis (Limerick) – 0-2

Eoin Kelly (Tipperary) (0-1 free), Thomas Stapleton (Tipperary), John O’Brien (Tipperary), Shane Bourke (Tipperary), Shane McGrath (Tipperary), Conor O’Brien (Tipperary), Philip Mahony (Waterford), Stephen Molumphy (Waterford), Seamus Prendergast (Waterford), Gavin O’Brien  (Waterford), M O’Neill (Waterford), David Breen (Limerick), Declan Hannon (Limerick), Patrick Kelly (Clare) (0-1 free) – 0-1 each

Useful Information

Cork and Tipperary have met on 81 occasions in the Championship. Cork have won 37, Tipperary 36 and there have been 7 draws. 1 match was abandoned.

In the history of Tipperary and Cork matches in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, on only 1 occasion did a game fail to produce a goal. That game in the 1900 Munster First Round game played at Dungarvan on November 4th 1901 and resulted in a 0-12 to 0-9 victory for Tipperary.

Waterford have qualified for their fourth consecutive Munster Senior Hurling Final – the first time they have achieved this record based on consistency. Cork last qualified for 4 Munster Finals in a row from 2003 to 2006 while Tipperary last decent run of consecutive finals was from 1987 to 1991 when they qualified for 5 finals on the trot. Limerick last achieved this feat from 1973 to 1976 while Clare never qualified for four consecutive finals but did compete in 6 out of 7 finals from 1993 to 1999.

Cork won at least 1 Munster Senior Hurling Championship match from 2003 to 2007. Only Tipperary (2000 to 2002) and Waterford (2002 to 2004, 2009 to 2012) have managed to go 3 or more consecutive years with at least 1 victory within the last decade.

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. The average number of scores in the two matches to date in 2012 is 40 scores per game.

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.

2011 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Tipperary 3-22 Cork 0-23

Tipperary Scorers: E Kelly 1-07 (0-5f), L Corbett 1-2, S Callanan 0-5, N McGrath 0-4 (0-2 sl), B Dunne 1-0, J O’Brien 0-2, Patrick Maher 0-1, J Woodlock 0-1.

Cork Scorers: P Horgan 0-13 (0-10f), N McCarthy 0-3, B O’Connor 0-3, J Gardiner, P Cronin, C McCarthy and P O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Tipperary: B Cummins; P Stapleton, P Curran, M Cahill; D Young, Pádraic Maher, J O’Keeffe; G Ryan, S McGrath; S Callanan, N McGrath, Patrick Maher; E Kelly, J O’Brien, L Corbett.

Subs: J Woodlock for S McGrath ‘40, C O’Mahony for Young ‘59, B Dunne for O’Brien ‘62, P Bourke for Ryan ‘66.

Cork: D Óg Cusack; S McDonnell, E Cadogan, S O’Neill; J Gardiner, W Egan, B Murphy; L McLoughlin, P Cronin; B O’Connor, C McCarthy, N McCarthy; L Farrell, P O’Sullivan, P Horgan.

Subs: J O’Connor for C McCarthy ‘45, J Nagle for O’Neill ‘45, T Kenny for McLoughlin ‘51, C Naughton for Horgan ‘70, K Murphy for O’Sullivan ‘70.

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

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. 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.

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

 

Press Pack for Tipperary Senior Hurling Panel

Team Announcement

The Tipperary team will be announced by email and local radio at 9pm on Thursday June 20th. It will be posted on the Tipperary GAA website shortly after 9pm.

Player Profiles

A full list of player profiles can be found on the Tipperary GAA web site at www.tipperary.gaa.ie.

New Players on panel for 2012:

Sean Curran (Mullinahone) – forward

Timmy Hammersley (Clonoulty Rossmore) – forward

Donagh Maher (Burgess) – defender

Shane Maher (Burgess) – defender

Conor O’Brien (Eire Og Annacarty Donohill) – defender

Adrian Ryan (Templederry Kenyons) – forward

Johnny Ryan (Drom and Inch) – forward

Timmy Hammersley, Conor O’Brien and Shane Maher were on the 2010 panel.

Injured Players

Adrian Ryan – recovering from broken collar bone – out for game v Cork

Management Profiles

Declan Ryan (Clonoulty Rossmore), Tommy Dunne (Toomevara) and Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields) are in their second season in charge of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team.

Declan Ryan was Manager of the Tipperary minor hurling team in 2007 when they won the All Irleand title. Tommy Dunne was coach and Michael Gleeson was a selector. Tommy Dunne was coach to the Tipperary U-21 team which won the 2010 All Ireland title and was also Manager of the Toomevara senior hurling team in 2010. Michael Gleeson managed Thurles Sarsfields to victory in the Tipperary senior hurling championship in 2009 and 2010 and has also managed Thurles Sarsfields minor teams to win county titles in both hurling and football.

Declan Ryan won three All Ireland senior hurling medals with Tipperary in 1989, 1991 and 2001. He played 41 championship games for Tipperary between 1988 and 2001, scoring 9-64 in 26 wins, 4 draws and 11 defeats. He represented Tipperary at minor and under 21 levels and captained the under 21 team to win Munster and All Ireland titles in 1989. He also won 4 National Hurling League medals, 5 Munster senior hurling championship medals, 2 All Star awards and 2 county senior hurling championship medals with his club, Clonoulty Rossmore, in 1989 and 1997.

Tommy Dunne captained Tipperary to win the All Ireland senior hurling title in 2001 and was named Hurler of the Year in 2001. He played 44 championship games for Tipperary between 1993 and 2005, scoring 6-109 in 24 wins, 4 draws and 16 defeats. He won an All Ireland under 21 hurling medal in 1995 and also represented Tipperary at minor in 1991 and 1992. He won 10 Tipperary county senior hurling championships with his club, Toomevara, including 2 as captain and 3 Munster club championship medals. He also won 3 National Hurling League medals, 2 as captain, 2 Munster senior hurling championship medals, a Munster minor championship medal and 3 All Star awards.

Michael Gleeson played senior hurling for Tipperary against Clare in the 1977 Munster senior hurling championship. He also played in the 1975/76 and 76/77 National Hurling Leagues. He played senior hurling with Thurles Sarsfields for 10 years between 1974 and 1983, winning a county championship medal in 1974 and 3 Mid Division senior hurling medals. He began his career in team management with the Durlas Óg club in Thurles and has made a major contribution to the recent revival in the fortunes of Thurles Sarsfields at underage and adult level.

Trainer

Ross Dunphy is in his first year as Strength and Conditioning Coach (Trainer) to the Tipperary Senior Hurling team. 33-year-old Ross is a native of Wexford and holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick. Ross is from the Clonard GAA Club in Wexford town and has represented Wexford at all levels of Gaelic Football.

Ross has been involved in coaching both hurling and Gaelic football since 2004. He trained the Toomevara senior hurling team for three seasons and the Kildare U21’s in 2009. He has also been on the coaching and management team with Sarsfields GAA club in Newbridge County Kildare over the past few seasons

Captain and Vice-Captain

The Tipperary captain for 2012 is Paul Curran of Mullinahone and the vice-captain is Padraic Maher of Thurles Sarsfields. They succeeded Eoin Kelly and Conor O’Mahony respectively.

Championship 2012

Tipperary 2-20 Limerick 1-19 Munster SHC Quarter-final Semple Stadium 27/5/12

B Cummins; D Maher, P Curran, M Cahill; T Stapleton, C O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; J Woodlock, B Maher; G Ryan, N McGrath, P Bourke; E Kelly, B O’Meara, J O’Brien.

Subs: S McGrath for Woodlock (28), Patrick Maher for Kelly (42), C O’Brien for D Maher (49), S Callanan for Ryan (51), S Bourke for J O’Brien (64).

Scorers: P Bourke 1-7 (4fs, 1 65), B O’Meara 1-2, N McGrath 0-3, S Callanan 0-2 (1f), T Stapleton, E Kelly (f), J O’Brien, S Bourke, S McGrath, C O’Brien, 0-1 each.

Allianz Hurling League 2012

Results

Sunday February 26th at Nowlan Park                              Kilkenny 2-17    Tipperary 0-15

Sunday March 11th at Semple Stadium                            Tipperary 2-20    Galway 2-18

Sunday March 18th at Semple Stadium                            Tipperary 0-31    Waterford 2-15

Satruday March 24th at Croke Park                                 Dublin 2-15        Tipperary 0-21 Sunday April 1st at Semple Stadium                                   Tipperary 1-23    Cork 1-23

Sunday April 22nd semi-final at Semple Stadium                Cork 1-25          Tipperary 2-15

Appearances

28 players lined out for Tipperary during the 6 matches compared with 35 for 7 matches in 2011.

Scorers

Tipperary played 6 games in this year’s Allianz hurling league campaign scoring a total of 140 points (5-125) and conceding a total of 143 (10-113). 15 players in total scored with the top scorers being: Pa Bourke (2-38), Noel McGrath (1-23), Brian O’Meara (1-11) and Shane Bourke (0-12).

League Debuts

4 players made their Allianz League debuts during this year’s campaign – Sean Curran (Mullinahone), Donagh Maher (Burgess), Adrian Ryan (Templederry Kenyons) and Johnny Ryan (Drom and Inch).

Clubs represented on panel

There are 32 players on Tipperary’s training panel at present representing 18 clubs. Thurles Sarsfields have most representatives with 4, followed by Clonoulty Rossmore, county SH champions 2011, Drom and Inch, Mullinahone and Templederry Kenyons with 3 each, and Borris-Ileigh, Burgess and Toomevara with 2 each. 10 clubs have 1 representative each – Ballinahinch, Ballybacon Grange, Eire Og Annacarty Donohill, JK Brackens, Kilruane MacDonagh, Lorrha and Dorrha, Loughmore Castleiney, Moyne Templetuohy, Newport, and Portroe.

Teams for last 4 championship Meetings v Cork:

Tipperary Team and Scorers v Cork 29/5/11

Brendan Cummins; Paddy Stapleton, Paul Curran, Michael Cahill; David Young, Padraic Maher, John O’Keeffe; Gearóid Ryan, Shane McGrath; Seamus Callanan, Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher; Eoin Kelly, John O’Brien, Lar Corbett.

Subs: James Woodlock for S McGrath (40 mins), Conor O’Mahony for Young (59 mins), Benny Dunne for O’Brien (62 mins), Pa Bourke for Ryan (66 mins).

Scorers: E Kelly 1-07 (0-5f), L Corbett 1-2, S Callanan 0-5, N McGrath 0-4 (0-2 sl), B Dunne 1-0, J O’Brien 0-2, Patrick Maher 0-1, J Woodlock 0-1.

Tipperary Team and Scorers v Cork 30/5/10:

Brendan Cummins; Paddy Stapleton, Padraic Maher, Paul Curran; Declan Fanning, Conor O’Mahony, Michael Cahill; Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath; Noel McGrath, Seamus Callanan, John O’Brien; Eoin Kelly, Brian O’Meara,Lar Corbett.

Subs: Seamus Hennessy for O’Meara (43 mins), Gearoid Ryan for C O’Mahony (57 mins), Timmy Hammersley for N McGrath (62 mins), Jody Brennan for J O’Brien (66 mins), Conor O’Brien for S McGrath (68 mins).

Scorers for Tipperary: E Kelly (0-7, 0-5f, 0-2 ’65), L Corbett (0-2), J O’Brien (0-2), S Callanan (0-1), B Maher (0-1), T Hammersley (0-1)

Tipperary Team and Scorers v Cork 31/5/09:

Brendan Cummins; Paddy Stapleton,  Paul Curran, Conor O’Brien; Declan Fanning, Padriac Maher, Conor O’Mahony (capt);  James Woodlock, Shane McGrath; Lar Corbett, Seamus Callanan, John O’Brien; Noel McGrath, Micheál Webster,  Eoin Kelly.

Subs: Pat Kerwick for Webster (51 mins), Brendan Maher for O’Mahony (54 mins), Gearoid Ryan for N McGrath (63 mins), Benny Dunne for Woodlock (65 mins), Paul Kelly for Callanan (67 mins).

Scorers for Tipperary: S. Callanan 1-3; E. Kelly 0-5 (0-4 frees); L. Corbett 0-3; N. McGrath 0-3; S. McGrath 0-2 (0-1 sideline); B. Dunne 0-2; J. O’Brien 0-1.

Tipperary Team and Scorers v Cork 8/6/08:

Brendan Cummins; Eamonn Buckley, Paul Curran, Conor O’Brien; Eamonn Corcoran, Conor  O’Mahony, Shane Maher; James Woodlock, Shane McGrath; Seamus Butler, Seamus  Callanan, Ryan O’Dwyer; Eoin Kelly (capt), Lar Corbett, Willie Ryan.

Subs: Pat Kerwick for O’Dwyer (32nd minute); Benny Dunne for Woodlock (45th); Micheál Webster for Butler (46th); John O’Brien for Ryan (54th); Darragh Egan for Callanan (73rd).

Scorers for Tipperary: E. Kelly 1-7 (0-5 frees); L. Corbett 0-4; S. Callanan 0-3; E. Corcoran, S. McGrath, W. Ryan, P. Kerwick and M. Webster 0-1 each.

Snippets

9 in a row

2012 will be the 9th year in a row that Tipperary and Cork will meet in the Senior Hurling Championship which is a record.  The 2000 Munster Final was their previous meeting before 2004 and prior to 2000 their last meeting was in 1992.  In another era, consecutive meetings stretched from 1949 (draw & replay) to 1954 –a total of seven games in six years. Earlier on, eight games were played in the seven year period 1907 to 1913. Two of those games were played in the calendar year 1908.

Hurling League rivalry

Tipperary and Cork have played 56 times in the National Hurling League. Cork have 28 wins to 23 for Tipp and 5 Draws.

Oldest and Youngest

Brendan Cummins, who was born on May 11th 1975, is the oldest player on the Tipperary SH panel while Sean Curran, who was born on the September 15th 1991, an honour he took this year from Noel McGrath who remains second youngest on the panel.

Family Ties

Captain Paul Curran and his brother Sean are both on the panel as are Shane and Donagh Maher. John Coghlan’s brother Hugh is vice-captain on the senior football panel. Noel McGrath’s brother John is on the minor hurling and football panels. Their first cousins Liam and Aidan McGrath are also on the under 21 hurling panel and Liam captained the Tipperary minor football team to All Ireland success last year. Padraic Maher’s brother Ronan is on the minor hurling panel and his first cousin, Denis Maher is on the under 21 hurling panel. Patrick Maher’s brother Willie, Tom Stapleton’s brother Brian and Brian O’Meara’s brother, Niall are all on the under 21 hurling panel. Pa Bourke and Johnny Ryan on the senior panel are first cousins as are Gearóid and Adrian Ryan.

Average Age

25 is the average age of the Tipperary senior hurling panel at present. There are seven players over 30 on the panel and none under 20.

Better born earlier in the year?

Adrian Barnett, a research fellow at Queensland University of Technology examined the birthdays of Australian Football League (AFL) players and observed that a disproportionate share of them were born in the first 3 months of the year, while much fewer than expected were born in the last 3 months. There is some support for the theory in the birth dates of the Tipperary panel – 11 of 32 were born in the first 3 months while only 7 were born in the last 3 months. However there is an even split of 16 each between the first and second 6 months of the year!

South Captains

The South Division in Tipperary is often viewed as a football stronghold and only twice have captains from the Division brought home All Ireland hurling cups to the county – Eoin Kelly brought the Liam MacCarthy Cup to Mullinahone in 2010 and his now brother-in-law and minor team manager, William Maher brought the Irish Press Cup to Ballingarry in 1996. However, the South Division has 3 captains of Tipperary hurling teams this year – Paul Curran (Mullinahone) is senior captain, John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer (Killenaule) is under 21 captain and Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash) is minor hurling captain. Time will tell if the teams they lead will be good enough to bring titles to Tipperary in 2012.

Take your goals

It is hard to believe that the old tradition of scoring more goals than points, in championship hurling, was witnessed as recently as July 1st 1973 , when a late four goal scoring burst saw Tipperary turn a 1-9 to 1-4 deficit into a 5-4 to 1-10 victory, over a shocked Cork team in a Munster semi-final meeting at Limerick .Prior to that, it happened in the 1957 semi-final when Cork beat Tipperary by 5-2 to 1-11 also at Limerick.

Goal free

Cork’s failure to score a goal against Tipperary in the 2011 championship meeting was only the ninth occasion this occurred. Those championship years were; 1888, 1900, 1906, 1911, 1961, 1965, 2000 and 2009. The only time that Cork beat Tipp without scoring a goal, was the 2000 final, when Joe Deane’s ten points helped them to a narrow 0-23 to 3-12 victory, at Semple Stadium. Cork’s worst day scoring wise was on May 27th 1888, when they failed to raise any flag and Tipp won by 2-1 to nil.

Tipperary failed to find the Cork net on  four occasions- the 1897 semi-final , the 1900 opener, the 1969 final and the 2010 first round game.

White was the colour

The counties failed to produce a goal between them only once, in the 1900 championship opener, played at Dungarvan on November 4th 1901. Tipperary won by 0-12 to 0-9.

Hot shots

Leading marksmen for both teams in the past twenty meetings

Tipperary Cork

2011 Eoin Kelly 1-7                                Patrick Horgan 0-13

2010 Eoin Kelly 0-7                                Patrick Horgan 2-2

2009 Seamus Callanan 1-3                     Ben O’ Connor 0-11

2008 Eoin Kelly 1-7                                Ben O’ Connor 1-3

2007 Willie Ryan 2-3                              Niall Ronan 1-2 & Joe Deane 0-5

2006 Eoin Kelly 0-7                                Joe Deane 0-8

2005 Paul Kelly 0-7                                Ben O’ Connor 0-6

2004 Eoin Kelly 0-9                                            Joe Deane 0-7

2000 Eugene O’ Neill 1-5                        Joe Deane 0-10

1992 Declan Ryan 1-1                            Tony O’ Sullivan 0-7

1991 Michael Cleary 1-7                         John Fitzgibbon 2-1 (Replay)

1991 Michael Cleary 0-8                         Ger Fitzgerald 2-0  (Draw)

1990 Michael Cleary 1-5                         Mark Foley 2-7

1988 Nicky English 0-9                           Pat Horgan 1-4

1987 Pat Fox 0-11                                             John Fenton 0-13 ( Replay)

1987 Pat Fox 0-9                                   John Fenton 0-12 (Draw)

1985 Nicky English 2-3                            John Fenton 1-6

1984 Seamus Power 1-6                                     John Fenton 0-7

1982 Noel O’ Dwyer 1-1                                      Tony O’ Sullivan 0-7

1980 Tommy Butler 1-4                                      John Fenton 0-7

Dungarvan trivia

On two occasions, the 1898 and 1916 Finals, Tipperary failed to score a point, but still managed to avoid defeat to Cork, by scoring enough goals! The Rebels also found the white flag elusive in the 1915 first round game at the same venue but they too avoided defeat! The last of the ten championship meetings between the counties in the West Waterford town saw Tipp winning a Munster semi-final by 7-5 to 2-7 on August 31st 1924.

Top dogs

Tipperary’s most dominant era, against Cork, extended from the Munster Semi Final on June 22nd 1958 to the Munster final on July 21st 1968. During those eleven seasons, Tipperary won all seven championship meetings between the counties. The Premier county also won the All Ireland title on five occasions during that time.

Cork had their longest run of supremacy over Tipperary, between the Munster semi-final on June 13th 1976 and the final on July 7th 1985, during which they had won all six games. They won four All Ireland titles during those ten seasons.

Impressive Munster haul

Two players have won ten Munster Senior Hurling Championship medals – current Cork Bainisteoir Jimmy Barry Murphy (St Finbarrs & Cork ) and the late John Doyle RIP (Holycross-Ballycahill & Tipperary). The Cork genius won his medals in 1975, 76, 77, 78, 79, 82, 83, 84, 85 and 86. Tipperary’s Team of the Millennium man was victorious in 1949, 50, 51, 58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65 and 67.

A trio to remember

The last player to score three goals in a Tipp /Cork championship match was Willie Walsh. The Youghal centre forward rattled the Tipp net three times (twice in the first half ) during the 1969 Munster Final, at Limerick. The Leesiders recorded their first championship win over Tipp, since the 1957 semi-final, by a convincing nine point margin -4-6 to 0-9.

New horizons

When Tipperary and Cork faced each other in the Munster Final, at the Cork Athletic Grounds on July 12th ,1942, there was an unique feature to the contest. It was the first time in championship hurling that the All Ireland Champions (Cork) met provincial champions  (Tipperary) in the following year’s championship. The explanation was that Tipperary had to withdraw from the 1941 Munster Championship, because of the foot and mouth epidemic. Cork won the All Ireland title in September but when the Munster final was subsequently played, Tipperary beat the Leesiders in Limerick on October 26th by 5-4 to 2-5.  The All Ireland champions, captained by Jack Lynch, were easy winners on a 4-15 to 4-1 scoreline.

The scenario was repeated in Leinster fifty eight years later, when the 1998 All Ireland champions, Offaly, faced the Leinster title holders, Kilkenny,  in the 1999 Provincial final at Croke Park. The Noresiders won comfortably and Offaly have not beaten them in the championship since the 1998 All Ireland final.

Cork (All Ireland Champions) and Waterford ( Munster Champions) made it a trio, when they met in the Munster  Semi Final, at Semple Stadium ,on May 22nd,   2005. The Rebels won that game by two points and confirmed their superiority in the All Ireland Quarter Final at Croke Park on July 24th.

Hurling Immortals

Tipperary and Cork were honoured in two selections of all time Hurling greats. In 1984, the Centenary Year of the GAA, a Hurling Team of The Century was selected. It included four Tipperary players – Tony Reddin, John Doyle, Jimmy Finn and Jimmy Doyle respectively. Cork had two Glen Rovers men chosen – Jack Lynch and Christy Ring.

In 2000, the GAA  Hurling Team of the Millennium showed a ‘balancing’ of membership, with Ray Cummins ( Blackrock), selected in place of Nicky Rackard (1984), bringing the Cork total to three. Tipperary’s ‘loss’ of Jimmy Finn (1984) to Brian Whelehan reduced their number to three and there it stands until the next review!

Twice beaten

In the six championship campaigns after winning the 2001 League, Munster and  All Ireland titles , Tipperary lost two championship games every year. That trend included one defeat in Munster, followed by another in the All Ireland or Qualifier series. During those years, seven counties enjoyed championship victories over Tipperary, although in defence of the blue and gold, they only lost six of those games by a goal or less and three of the second defeats were to the eventual All Ireland champions. The worst year was 2003, with losses to Clare, by 9 points and to Kilkenny, by 12 points. The most regretted campaign was in 2007, which despite tremendous endeavour produced a 3 point loss to Limerick, in the third game and a 2 point loss to Wexford, in the All Ireland Quarter Final.  During those six seasons, Cork defeated Tipperary in the 2004 Qualifier and the Munster Finals of 2005 & 2006 respectively.

Loyal followers

Tipp v. Cork Munster championship games are always spoken of with a great sense of anticipation. This arises from their intense rivalry and the many great players who have been involved in the legendary epics between the counties. The crowds have followed their meetings with great loyalty, producing an official attendance record (60,177) for the 1961 Munster final (gate receipts £7,469-15-5) at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds. It is also a matter of record that several thousand more gained free entry when gates were opened as patrons departed due to the oppressive heat and discomfort.

Tipperary V Cork: Previous Championship Meetings

Total Times Played: 81   Cork won 37, Tipp won 36, Draws 7, Abandoned 1.

Two of Tipp’s wins were unfinished games.

Cork also received walk overs in the championships of 1901 and 1905 respectively

Date                Venue                          Stage                              Result

27/5/1888          Buttevant           Munster SHC  Rd 1        Tipperary 2-1 Cork 0-0 (Unfinished)

4/3/1895            Charleville         MSHC Final ( 1894)        Cork 3-4 Tipperary 1-2

1/8/1897            Kilmallock         MSHC Final  (1896)        Tipperary 1-3 Cork 1-3 (Draw).

4/11/1897          Jones’ Rd,         MSHC Final  (1896)        Tipperary 7-9  Cork 2-3 (Replay)

Dublin

1/8/1898            Cork                 MSHC S/F (1897)          Cork 4-16 Tipperary 0-2

 

15/10/1899        Dungarvan         MSHC Final (1898)         Tipperary 3-0 Cork 2-3 (Draw)

20/11/1899        Kilmallock                     MSHC Final (1898)         Tipperary 1-13 Cork 1-2 (Replay)

4/11/1901          Dungarvan         MSHC Rd 1 (1900)         Tipperary 0-12 Cork 0-9

10/10/1904        Markets Field,   MSHC Rd 1 (1903)         Cork 4-6 Tipperary 1-10

Limerick

17/12/1905        Dungarvan         MSHC Final (1904)         Cork 3-10 Tipperary 3-4

 

28/10/1905        Kilmallock         MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 2-4 Cork 2-3 (Unfinished)

19/8/1907          Tipperary           MSHC Final (1906)         Tipperary 3-4 Cork 0-9

26/4/1908          Dungarvan         MSHC Final (1907)         Cork 1-6 Tipperary 1-4

25/10/1908        Fermoy             MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 2-11 Cork 3-7

29/8/1909          Tipperary           MSHC Final                   Tipperary 2-10 Cork 2-6.

 

3/7/1910            Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Cork 5-7 Tipperary 3-4

23/7/1911          Dungarvan         MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 5-2 Cork 0-3

27/10/1912        Dungarvan         MSHC Final                   Cork 5-1 Tipperary 3-1

21/9/1913          Dungarvan         MSHC Final                   Tipperary 8-2 Cork 4-3

20/6/1915          Dungarvan         MSHC Round 1              Cork 4-0 Tipperary 3-1.

 

1/10/1916          Dungarvan         MSHC Final                  Tipperary 5-0 Cork 1-2

2/6/1918           Thurles              MSHC Round 1              Tipperary 7-3 Cork 6-1

Sportsfield

29/6/1919          Cork Ath. Grds  MSHC Semi Final          Cork 2-4 Tipperary 2-3

20/5/1923          Cork Ath. Grds. MSHC S/F (1922)           Tipperary 6-2 Cork 3-2

31/8/1924          Dungarvan        MSHC Semi Final           Tipperary 7-5  Cork 2-7.

 

2/8/1925            Markets Field    MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 5-3 Cork 5-1

Limerick

12/9/1926          Cork Ath Grds   MSHC Final                   Tipperary 1-2 Cork 0-0 (Abandoned)

19/9/1926          Thurles              MSHC Final                   Tipperary 3-4 Cork 4-1 (Refixture –  Sportsfield – Draw)

3/10/1926          Thurles              MSHC Final                  Cork 3-6 Tipperary 2-4 (Replay).

21/7/1929          Cork                 MSHC Semi Final          Cork 3-4 Tipperary 2-1

 

26/7/1931          Thurles              MSHC Semi Final          Cork 3-5 Tipperary 2-3

Sportsfield

10/6/1934          Waterford          MSHC Round 1              Cork 7-5 Tipperary 5-6

6/6/1937            Thurles              MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 4-3 Cork 3-5

Sportsfield

2/6/1940            Thurles              MSHC Round 1              Cork 6-3 Tipperary 2-6

26/10/1941        Limerick            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 5-4 Cork 2-5

 

12/7/1942          Cork Ath Grds   MSHC Final                   Cork 4-15 Tipperary 4-1

25/6/1944          Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Cork 1-9 Tipperary 1-3

1/7/1945            Thurles  MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 2-13 Cork 3-2

29/5/1949          Limerick            MSHC Round 1              Tipperary 3-10 Cork 3-10 (Draw)

26/6/1949          Limerick            MSHC Round 1              Tipperary 2-8 Cork 1-9 (Replay aet)

 

23/7/1950          Killarney            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 2-17 Cork 3-11

29/7/1951          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 2-11 Cork 2-9

13/7/1952          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Cork 1-11 Tipperary 2-6

26/7/1953          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Cork 3-10 Tipperary 1-11

18/7/1954          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Cork 2-8 Tipperary 1-8

 

1/7/1956            Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Cork 1-11 Tipperary 2-7

30/6/1957          Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Cork 5-2 Tipperary 1-11

22/6/1958          Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 2-6 Cork 2-4

31/7/1960          Thurles              MSHC Final                   Tipperary 4-13 Cork 4-11

Sportsfield

30/7/1961          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 3-6 Cork 0-7

 

30/6/1963          Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 4-7 Cork 1-11

26/7/1964          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 3-13 Cork 1-5

25/7/1965          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 4-11 Cork 0-5

21/7/1968          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 2-13 Cork 1-7

27/7/1969          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Cork 4-6 Tipperary 0-9

 

19/7/1970          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Cork 3-10 Tipperary 3-8

25/6/1972          Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Cork 3-8 Tipperary 3-8 (Draw)

9/7/1972            Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Cork 3-10 Tipperary 2-7 (Replay)

1/7/1973            Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 5-4 Cork 1-10

13/6/1976          Limerick            MSHC Semi Final          Cork 4-10 Tipperary 2-15

 

3/6/1979            Prc Ui Chaoimh MSHC Semi Final          Cork 1-14 Tipperary 2-10

22/6/1980          Semple Stad     MSHC Semi Final          Cork 2-17 Tipperary 1-12

30/5/1982          Prc Ui Chaoimh MSHC Round 1              Cork 1-19 Tipperary 2-8

15/7/1984          Semple Stad     MSHC Final                   Cork 4-15 Tipperary 3-14

7/7/1985            Prc Ui Chaoimh MSHC Final                   Cork 4-17 Tipperary 4-11

 

12/7/1987          Semple Stad     MSHC Final                   Tipperary 1-18 Cork 1-18 (Draw)

19/7/1987          Killarney            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 4-22 Cork 1-22 (Replay AET)

17/7/1988          Limerick            MSHC Final                   Tipperary 2-19 Cork 1-13

15/7/1990          Semple Stad     MSHC Final                   Cork 4-16 Tipperary 2-14

7/7/1991            Prc Ui Chaoimh MSHC Final                   Tipperary 2-16 Cork 4-10 (Draw)

 

21/7/1991          Semple Stad     MSHC Final                   Tipperary 4-19 Cork 4-15 (Replay)

7/6/1992            Prc Ui Chaoimh MSHC Semi Final          Cork 2-12 Tipperary 1-12

2/7/2000            Semple Stad     MSHC Final                   Cork 0-23 Tipperary 3-12

17/7/2004          Killarney            All Irl SHC Qualifier        Cork 2-19 Tipperary 1-16

26/6/2005          Prc Ui Chaoimh MSHC Final                   Cork 1-21 Tipperary 1-16

 

25/6/2006          Semple Stad     MSHC Final                   Cork 2-14 Tipperary 1-14

14/7/2007          Semple Stad     All Irl SHC Qualifier        Tipperary 2-16 Cork 1-18

8/6/2008            Prc Ui Chaoimh MSHC Semi Final          Tipperary 1-19 Cork 1-13

31/5/2009          Semple Stad     MSHC Round 1              Tipperary 1-19 Cork 0-19

30/5/2010          Prc UI Chaoimh MSHC Round 1              Cork 3-15 Tipperary 0-14.

 

29/5/2011          Semple Stad     MSHC Round 1              Tipperary 3-22 Cork 0-23.

Ger Ryan

PRO, Tipperary County Board

Email: pro.tipperary@gaa.ie

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