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

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