Premier stand up to latest scrutiny
Tipperary 2-14 Kerry 1-14
By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Tipperary overturned a seven-point deficit against Kerry in yesterday’s Gaelic Grounds final to retain their Electric Ireland Munster MFC crown. The All-Ireland champions were up against it approaching half-time as the Kingdom opened up a 1-9 to 0-5 advantage, before Tipp cut the gap to five at the break. But as manager David Power pointed out, Tipp have been in worse positions before, most notably when they trailed by 11 points against Kerry in last year’s provincial semi-final before coming from the dead to win.
It’s the first time that Tipp have achieved back-to-back provincial titles in this grade since 1935 — and also the first time Kerry have lost two Munster MFC matches in the same season — both against Tipp. The times they are a-changin’. Bullish Kingdom boss Mickey Ned O’Sullivan insisted, however, Kerry are “reeling in” Tipperary and is optimistic about their All-Ireland quarter-finals against Mayo or Sligo. Tipp, meanwhile, march on to a last-eight showdown with the runners-up from the West — and few would back against them. Ultimately, it was a scoring run of 2-6 without reply that sealed victory yesterday.
Having nabbed the final two points of the first half, they opened up with a run of 2-4 as Kerry went from the 29th to 44th minutes without a score. Ian Fahey signalled Tipp’s intent with a point 11 seconds after half-time before Colman Kennedy fisted home a brilliant 32nd minute goal. Their second goal was scored by Tom Kirwan in the 43rd minute as the Ardfinnan corner forward finished a neat move instigated by captain Dylan Fitzelle and taken on by the industrious Greg Henry. Tipp were now 2-11 to 1-9 clear but Kerry cut the gap back to just two points in the final minute.
The champions also had goalkeeper Evan Comerford to thank for a brilliant save as Kerry’s best forward Niall Sheehy threatened to score his second goal. Sheehy finished with 1-4 and his 16th minute goal was a superb soccer-style effort from 18m following an error from Tipp full-back James Feehan. Tipp went close three minutes later when Philip Quirke hit a shot off the post. Ultimately, it was Tipp’s greater levels of intensity that extricated them from a tricky situation.
“They were always going to come back at us,” said Mickey Ned. “Their physical strength across the middle was the deciding factor. A lot of our lads are very young and they didn’t have the physique. They blew us out of it around the middle. We just couldn’t handle it but we’re getting closer. “They deserved to win but we hope to [have another go at them]. We’re reeling them in slowly.”
Power, who has worked wonders during his time in charge, said: “In the second half, we played really well. It was very slow in the first half but we kept in there. We were unfortunate in one way but then Kerry had chances as well. “But the second half was just awesome — they played very well. They know themselves after coming down off this that they can play a lot better. “Kerry were very good but we have proven now that we are the best minor team in Munster over the last, I don’t know how many years. To do two in a row is an amazing achievement as well. Beating Kerry away, Cork in Cork and here today, beating Kerry — it’s just fantastic.”
Scorers for Tipperary: C Kennedy (1f), T Kirwan 1-2 each, I Fahey 0-4 (1f), S O’Brien 0-2, B Maher, J Lonergan, J Martin, P Quirke 0-1 each.
Scorers for Kerry: N Sheehy 1-4 (1f), J Savage 0-5 (4fs), C Keane 0-3, K Murphy, C Fitzgerald 0-1 each.
TIPPERARY: E Comerford; L Egan, J Feehan, D Cass; K Fahey, D Fitzelle, B Maher; S O’Brien, I Fahey; J Lonergan, J Martin, G Henry; C Kennedy, P Quirke, T Kirwan.
Subs: J Loughnane for Cass (27), C O’Riordan for Egan (ht), TJ Ryan for Lonergan (53), J McGrath for Martin (55), J Shelly for Kirwan (60+3).
KERRY: G Curran; C Ó’Lúing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, J Barry, G Horan; E Ó’Conchúir, K Murphy; D Foran, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; G O’Shea, N Sheehy, C Keane.
Subs: S Moloney for O’Shea (43), G O’Sullivan for Ó’Conchúir (49), E Doyle for Murphy (55), A Spillane for Foran (56), P O’Connor for Horan (59).
Referee: C Lane (Cork)
Tipperary minors retain Munster title
Match from the RTE.ie web site
Tipperary retained their Munster Minor Football Championship crown at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon with a hard-fought 2-14 to 1-14 victory against Kerry in an entertaining final. David Power’s Premier County, who are the reigning All-Ireland champions, came from seven points down in the first half to ensure that Tipp claimed back-to-back Munster minor crowns for the first time since 1935. Tipp trailed by 0-07 to 1-09 at half-time but second half goals from corner-forwards Colman Kennedy and Tom Kirwan secured a seventh title at this grade for the champions.
Tipp trailed by seven points at one stage in the first half but showed the composure of champions to win a thrilling encounter and claim a seventh provincial minor football crown for the Premier County. It was a historic win for the Premier County as they secured consecutive provincial titles for the first time since 1935 – and they had to do it the hard way against Mickey Ned O’Sullivan’s Kerry. This victory marked Tipp’s second over Kerry in this year’s Championship, following a first round win at Austin Stack Park in Tralee last April.
Tipp came roaring out of the blocks in the second half and were five points clear 13 minutes after the restart. Tipp found themselves seven points down – 0-05 to 1-07 – when Jack Savage pointed a 29th minute free for Kerry but the Kingdom would not score again until the 44th minute. In that time, Tipp would embark on a sizzling scoring spree, hitting 2-06 without reply as corner forwards Kennedy and Kirwan netted early second half goals.
Tipp signalled their second half intentions early as midfielder Ian Fahey, switched from midfield to centre forward, kicked the opening score with just 11seconds on the clock. And manager Power’s switches worked a treat as Philip Quirke, who started at full-forward, swapped with midfielder Steven O’Brien. Tipp gained a firm stranglehold around the middle third of the field and this dominance provided the platform for victory. Kerry did well in the first half, however, with Savage in good form from frees, while Niall Sheehy was a menace at full-forward. And the Kingdom struck for the game’s opening goal in the 16th minute as Sheehy took advantage of a James Feehan error to goal brilliantly soccer-style from 18 metres.
But Tipp never looked out of contention and were unlucky not to net themselves in the 19th minute when Quirke struck the butt of the Kerry upright after taking a pass from marauding wing-back Bill Maher. Ultimately, it was Tipp’s greater physicality, experience and craft that would see them through. They will now meet the beaten Connacht finalists in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, while Kerry will look to regroup for the last eight of the All-Ireland series, against the champions from the west.
Tipperary: C Kennedy (0-01f), T Kirwan 1-02 each, I Fahey 0-04 (0-01f), S O’Brien 0-02, B Maher, J Lonergan, J Martin & P Quirke 0-01 each.
Kerry: N Sheehy 1-04 (0-01f), J Savage 0-05 (0-04f), C Keane 0-03, K Murphy & C Fitzgerald 0-01 each.
Tipperary: E Comerford; L Egan, J Feehan, D Cass; K Fahey, D Fitzelle, B Maher; S O’Brien, I Fahey; J Lonergan, J Martin, G Henry; C Kennedy, P Quirke, T Kirwan.
Subs used: J Loughnane for Cass (27 mins), C O’Riordan for Egan (h/t), TJ Ryan for Lonergan (53), John McGrath for Martin (55), J Shelly for Kirwan (60+3).
Kerry: G Curran; C Ó’Lúing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, J Barry, G Horan; E Ó’Conchúir, K Murphy; D Foran, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; G O’Shea, N Sheehy, C Keane.
Subs used: S Moloney for O’Shea (43 mins), G O’Sullivan for Ó’Conchúir (49), E Doyle for Murphy (55), A Spillane for Foran (56), P O’Connor for Horan (59).
Referee: C Lane (Cork)
The Tipperary minor football team to play Kerry in Sunday’s Electric Ireland Munster championship final at Pairc na nGael, Limerick is:
1. Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)
2. Darren Cass (Clonmel Commercials)
3. James Feehan (Killeneule)
4. Lorcan Egan (Loughmore Castleiney)
5. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
6. Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs) CAPTAIN
7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)
8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
9. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
10. Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials)
11. John Martin (Ballyporeen)
12. Greg Henry (Killenaule)
13. Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
14. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)
The Kerry Minor Football team to play Tipperary is as follows –
1 Gavin Curran Dingle
2 Cathal Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
3 Gavin Crowley Templenoe
4 Shane O’Connor John Mitchel’s
5 Brian Crowley Templenoe
6 Jack Barry Na Gaeil
7 Greg Horan Austin Stacks
8 Eanna Ó Conchúir An Ghaeltacht Captain
9 Kieran Murphy Kilcummin
10 David Foran St Senan’s
11 Jack Savage Kerins O’Rahillys
12 Cillian Fitzgerald Churchill
13 Gavin O’Shea Dr Crokes
14 Niall Sheehy John Mitchel’s
15 Conor Keane Legion
16 Stephen Cahillane Keel
17 Gary O’Sullivan Listry
18 Darragh Carmody Na Gaeil
19 Sean Moloney John Mitchel’s
20 Patrick O’Connor Dingle
21 Evan Doyle Ballyduff
22 Denis Daly St Marys
23 Kevin McCarthy Kilcummin
24 Adrian Spillane Templenoe
Selectors – Mickey Ned O’Sullivan Bainsteoir (Kenmare), Peter Keane Selector (St Mary’s Caherciveen), John O’Keeffe Selector (Austin Stacks)
For the Record
|2011 Championship Performance||Defeated Waterford in the first round before losing to Tipperary by 2-12 to 3-8 in the semi-final.||Defeated Limerick, Kerry and Cork to win the Munster title before going on to claim All-Ireland honours defeating Dublin in the Final.|
|Number of Munster Minor Football titles||41||6|
|Last Munster Minor Football Title||2009||2011|
|Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000||Played – 49
Won – 38
Lost – 8
Drawn – 3
|Played – 49
Won – 23
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
|Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship||April 14th 2012 – Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8 at Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round) – Colman Kennedy scored 2-2 to help Tipperary recover from a two point interval deficit and win by 7 points. Match Report|
|Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship Final||July 5th 2009 – Kerry 0-12 Tipperary 0-6 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh|
MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
Saturday April 14th
@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8
@ Cusack Park Ennis Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6
Semi-Final Play-off 1
Tuesday April 17th
@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Kerry 1-14 Waterford 1-3
Semi-Final Play-off 2
Tuesday April 24th
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Kerry 3-9 Limerick 0-5
Wednesday May 16th
@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh Tipperary 1-10 Cork 0-9
@ Cusack Park Ennis Kerry 0-17 Clare 3-4
Sunday July 8th
@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Kerry v Tipperary @ 12:00 noon
In 11 Munster Minor Football Finals between Tipperary and Kerry (including 2 replays), Tipperary have never scored more than an aggregate of 12 points. In those 11 matches, Tipperary scored an aggregate of 8.2 points per match compared to 14.5 points per match for Kerry. In those 11 finals, Kerry have failed to score a goal on just 2 occasions.
Kerry have never lost 2 Munster Minor Football Championship matches in the one year.
Tipperary have won 2 Munster Minor Football titles in a row on one previous occasion – 1934 & 1935.
Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995 and 2011 when Tipperary were successful.
Kerry and Tipperary have played 49 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, tied for the most compared to the other four Munster counties.
Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.
Kerry’s defeat to Tipperary in the 2012 first round match broke a 12 match unbeaten run at Austin Stack Park Tralee in this competition dating back to 1993. On that occasion, Cork defeated Kerry by 2-7 to 1-9 in the Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on July 9th 1993.
Prior to 2012, Kerry’s last defeat in a first round Munster Minor Football Championship game was in March 2002 when they lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-9 at Kilmallock. Kerry avenged that defeat with a 3-16 to 2-6 win over Tipperary in the 2002 Munster Final played at Semple Stadium Thurles.
2009 Munster Minor Football Championship Final – Kerry 0-12 Tipperary 0-6 – Match Report
Kerry — P O’Sullivan; M Galvin, P Galvin, D Wrenn; G Gibson, J Coffey, N Fitzgerald; J Sherwood, D O’Sullivan; N O’Shea, S Carroll, M Brennan; I Galvin, D Kelly, E O’Connor
Subs: M Thiemann for Brennan (45), M Reen for I Galvin (53), D Doody for O’Connor (55), M Griffin for Gibson, D Culhane for Fitzgerald (both 60).
Tipperary — A Wall; P Dalton, J Ryan, G Quinn; L Murphy, G Mulhair, D Dwyer; J Lonergan, E Kendrick; T Hill, M Ivors, R Peters; L Treacy, R McGrath, B Hewitt
Subs: S O’Meara for Lonergan (25), J McMahon for Treacy (44), A Matassa for Hill, E Kent for Kendrick (both 55).
Kerry: J Sherwood 0-4, E O’Connor 0-3(3fs), D O’Sullivan, S Carroll, D Kelly, I Galvin, N O’Shea 0-1 each.
Tipperary: J McMahon 0-2, B Hewitt (f), R Peters, T Hill, L Treacy 0-1 each.
Referee — M Rock (Clare)
2012 Munster Minor Football Championship Matches played to date
Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8 – April 14th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round)
Kerry: S Cahillane; C Ó Lúing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; E Doyle, G O’Sullivan; S Moloney, D Ó Sé, E Ó Conchúir; N Sheehy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: K Murphy for G O’Sullivan (18); C Fitzgerald for D Daly (30); A Spillane for E Doyle (41); A Barry for N Sheehy (46); J Savage for D Ó Sé (58).
Tipperary: E Comerford; T O’Donoghue, J Feehan, L Egan; K Fahey, D Fitzelle, B Maher; S O’Brien, P Quirke; J Lonergan, J McGrath, G Henry; J Shelly, I Fahey, C Kennedy.
Subs: D Cass for T O’Donoghue (36); J Maher for G Henry (52); T Kirwan for J McGrath (56); TJ Ryan for J Shelly (58).
Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)
Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6 – April 14th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster First Round)
Clare: L Corbett, F Pyne, S Garry, J Brown, C McNeilis, C Murray, M Bohannon, J Malone (Capt.), E Hanrahan, S Corry, N Deasy, T Lynch, B Lynch, E Cleary, C Cleary
Subs: S McGuire for Corry (38), C Deasy for T Lynch (38), N Pender for C Cleary (46), E Clancy for Bohannon (48), C Burke for E Cleary (52).
Waterford: A Kirwan, D Fitzgerald, B Looby, S Halley, T Devine, T Burke, J Barron (Capt.), M Houlihan, M Casey, M Curry, M Kiely, S O’Donovan, A O’Donoghue, P O’Connor, R Donnelly.
Subs: C Gleeson for Casey (half-time), D Scanlon for Houlihan (39), C Burke for Fitzgerald (41), L Houlihan for Curry (43).
Referee: David Grogan (Tipperary)
Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6 – April 14th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster First Round)
Cork: M Martin; S O’Leary, T O’Rourke, S Cronin; K Crowley, C Hyde, J Davis; P Fitzgerald, A O’Donovan; S T O’Sullivan, C Vaughan, B O’Driscoll; K McIntyre, K O’Connor, C Horgan.
Subs: I Maguire for McIntyre (half-time), A Moynihan for O’Connor (half-time), E Dennehy for Crowley (36), A Murphy for O’Leary (53), P Kelleher for Fitzgerald (58).
Limerick: J O’Meara; D Greaney, M O’Connor, K Meade; P White, S Cahill, S Barrett; D Condron, R Burke; S O’Dea, D Daly, R McKenna; J Frawley, D O’Donovan, E O’Donnell.
Subs: T McCarthy for McKenna (28), C O’Shea for O’Dea (28), J Breen for Frawley (35), G Bateman for O’Donnell (50), C Sheehan for O’Donovan (53).
Referee: Edmund Walsh (Kerry)
Kerry 1-14 Waterford 1-3 – April 17th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)
Kerry — G Curran; C U Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, J Barry; E O Conchuir, K Murphy; N Sheehy, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; K McCarthy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: A Spillane for Fitzgerald (27), S Moloney for Barry (h-t), G O’Shea for McCarthy (h-t), G Horan for O Luing (34), A Barry for Sheehy (54).
Waterford — A Kirwan; C Burke, J O’Donnell, B Looby; S O’Donovan, T Burke, J Barron; T Devine, M Kiely; A O’Donoghue, M Curry, P O’Connor; C Gleeson, L Houlihan, R Donnelly.
Subs: S Halley for C Burke (42), M Casey for O’Donoghue (49), M Troy for Houlihan (54), D Scanlon for Kiely (59).
Referee — Kevin Murphy (Cork)
Kerry 3-9 Limerick 0-5 – April 24th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)
Kerry: G Curran; C Ó Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; E Ó Conchúir, K Murphy; G O’Sullivan, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; N Sheehy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: G O’Shea for N Sheehy (41); A Barry for C Keane (54); D Collins for C Ó Luing (58); D Foran for D Daly (60); E Doyle for K Murphy (60).
Limerick: J O’Meara; D Greaney, M O’Connor, K Meade; P White, S Cahill, S Barrett; D Condron, R Burke; E O’Donnell, D Daly, T McCarthy; D Stapleton, D O’Donovan, J Breen.
Subs: J Frawley for T McCarthy (41); R McKenna for D Daly (44); D Jones for D Greaney (48); C O’Shea for D O’Donovan (50).
Referee: Michael Rock (Clare)
Kerry 0-17 Clare 3-4 – May 16th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Semi-Final)
Kerry: G Curran; C Ó Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; K Murphy, E Ó Conchúir; G O’Shea, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; D Carmody, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: S Moloney for D Daly (ht); N Sheehy for J Savage (60); G O’Sullivan for C Fitzgerald (60).
Clare: L Corbett; S Garry, F Pyne, J Brown; E Clancy, C Murray, C McNelis; J Malone, E Hanrahan; S Corry, N Deasy, K Malone; B Lynch, E Cleary, C Cleary.
Subs: S McGuire for F Pyne (ht); M O’Leary for K Malone (ht); J Downes for N Deasy (37); E Courtney for E Hanrahan (44); M Bohannon for C McNelis (50).
Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)
Tipperary 1-10 Cork 0-9 – May 16th @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Semi-Final)
Tipperary: E Comerford; D Cass, J Feehan, L Egan; K Fahey, D Fitzell, B Maher; S O’Brien, P Quirke; J Lonergan, J Martin, G Henry; C Kennedy, J McGrath, J Shelly.
Subs: TJ Ryan for Shelly (half-time), I Fahey for Henry (half-time), J Maher for Lonergan (60)
Cork: M Martin; S O’Leary, T O’Rourke, S Cronin; J Davis, C Hyde, K Crowley; B O’Driscoll, I Maguire; S T O’Sullivan, A O’Donovan, P Fitzgerald; C Vaughan, C Horgan, K O’Connor.
Subs: A Moynihan for Horgan (half-time), K McIntyre for O’Sullivan (half-time), C Ryan for O’Rourke (57)
Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)
2012 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship
Jack Savage (Kerry) – 0-13 (0-7 frees)
Conor Cleary (Clare) – 2-7 (1-0 penalty, 1-1 frees)
Eoin Cleary (Clare) – 1-7 (0-1 free)
Conor Horgan (Cork) – 3-0 (1-0 penalty)
Ryan Donnelly (Waterford) – 1-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free)
Colman Kennedy (Tipperary) – 2-3 (0-3 frees)
J Malone (Clare) – 1-5
Conor Keane (Kerry) – 1-4
Niall Sheehy (Kerry) – 0-7 (0-4 frees)
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) – 1-3
Kieran Murphy (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 45)
Cillian Fitzgerald (Kerry) 0-4
Eanna O’Conchuir (Kerry) – 1-1
Gavin O’Shea (Kerry) – 1-1
Brian O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Cathal Vaughan (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
John McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Gerald O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 1-0
Sean T O’Sullivan (Cork) – 0-3
C Deasy (Clare) – 1-0
B Lynch (Clare) – 0-3
Sean Moloney (Kerry) – 0-3
Ian Fahey (Tipperary) – 0-3
Ian Maguire (Cork) – 0-3
Alan O’Donovan (Cork) – 0-3
Denis Daly (Kerry) – 0-2
Dara O’Se (Kerry) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
D Carmody (Kerry) – 0-2
Robbie Burke (Limerick) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
TJ Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Bill Maher (Tipperary) – 0-2
N Deasy (Clare) – 0-2
Steven O’Brien (Tipperary), B Crowley (Kerry), R Murphy (Kerry), Greg Horan (Kerry), D Scanlon (Waterford), L Houlihan (Waterford), M Curry (Waterford), Jason Lonergan (Tipperary), Adam Barry (Kerry), Sean Barrett (Limerick), Jack Breen (Limerick), G Bateman (Limerick), C Sheehan (Limerick), Paul Fitzgerald (Cork), A Moynihan (Cork), K McIntyre (Cork), K Crowley (Cork), K O’Connor (Cork) 0-1 each
Munster Minor Football Championship
Tipperary v Kerry – a look back
|Munster Minor Football Championship – Head to Head Record|
|Games||Won||Drawn||Lost||Scores For||Scores Against|
|Munster Minor Football Championship FINALS – Head to Head Record|
|Games||Won||Drawn||Lost||Scores For||Scores Against|
|Munster Minor Football Championship FINALS – Tipperary v Kerry|
|5/7/2009||0-12||0-9||Pairc Ui Chaoimh||M Rock (Clare)|
|12/7/2008||2-12||0-8||Cusack Park Ennis (Replay)||M Meade (Limerick)|
|6/7/2008||1-9||1-9||Pairc Ui Chaoimh||M Collins (Cork)|
|9/7/2006||1-13||0-8||Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney||M Condon (Waterford)|
|14/7/2002||3-16||2-6||Semple Stadium Thurles||M McCann|
|1/7/1984||0-8||2-3||Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney||D O’Connor (Cork)|
|21/8/1955||1-5||0-9||Thurles Sportsfield (Replay)||J Collins (Limerick)|
|24/7/1955||1-6||0-9||Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney||T Cotter (Cork)|
|21/7/1946||4-17||0-2||Austin Stack Park Tralee||S Deignan (Cavan)|
|26/7/1936||1-5||1-2||Gaelic Grounds Limerick||H. Culhane (Clare)|
|9/8/1931||3-6||0-7||Austin Stack Park Tralee||T. Considine (Clare)|
Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour
1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.
1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010
1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011
1929, 1930, 1953
Munster Minor Football 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 in1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/
Munster Minor Football Cup
The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at Munster Championship games.
All Ireland Minor Football Championship
In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).
Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994
Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000