Munster GAA Junior Football Final – Kerry 3-18 Clare 3-7

In-form O’Callaghan fires Kerry to victory

Kerry 3-18 Clare 3-7

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A strong second half performance from Kerry earned them the Munster JFC title at Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown Malbay last evening against a Clare side that led at half-time but had to play with 14 men for much of the time after the break. Corner-back Darren Hickey was sent off for a second yellow card offence in the 54th minute. It coincided with a period in the game that Kerry began to assert themselves and with the extra man in tow the Kingdom ran out easy winners in the end. Two goals by the in-form David O’Callaghan inside a minute just as the game headed into the third quarter affirmed the visitor’s supremacy that was tested manfully by an eager Clare in the opening half. Goals by Noel Downes and Killian Malone gave the home-side the upper hand early on, but a goal and two points inside two minutes, late in the half by Kerry, ensured that the half-time score-line was close, with the Banner leading by 2-5 to 1-7 at the break.

From the resumption, Kerry overtook the Claremen with points by O’Callaghan and wing-forward Paul O’Donoghue and forged ahead from there. O’Callaghan’s pair of goals were well taken with the first coming in the 56th when his powerful shot rattled Pierse DeLoughrey’s net. Thirty seconds later the St Pats Blennerville clubman was put in a good scoring position from a Niall Ó Sé pass and once more his blistering strike gave the keeper no chance. In the second half, good performances by two Kerry forwards in particular, Paul and Mike O’Donoghue, in conjunction with O’Callaghan, helped Kerry to dominate and come out with a deserved 10 points lead at the final whistle. Clare did pull back a consolation goal late in the game through sub David Ryan but by this stage the cup was destined for a trip across the Shannon, accompanied by the Sean Moynihan managed victorious Kerry side.

Scorers for Kerry: D O’Callaghan (2-2), M O’Donoghue (0-6), P O’Donoghue (1-2), C Cox (0-

5) 2 f’s, N Ó Sé, N O’Mahony (0-1) each.

Clare: K Malone (1-2) 0-2 f’s, N Downes (1-1), D Ryan (1-0), P Reidy (0-2), S Malone (0-1). P McMahon (0-1) ‘45.

KERRY: S Óg Ciardubháin, K Quirke, P Corridan, K O’Dwyer, M Mangan (Capt), J Sherwood, M Brennan, A Garnett, A O’Sullivan, N O’Mahony, N Ó Sé, P O’Donoghue, D O’Callaghan, M O’Donoghue, C Cox.

Subs: J Hickson for Cox (48), B Poff for O’Mahony (54), B O’Mahoney for Quirke, (55), N Fitzgerald for Mangan (55), E Walsh for Garnett (56).

CLARE: P De Loughrey, D Hickey, S Hickey (Capt), E Ralph, M “Ogie” Murphy, P O’Connor, S Tierney, K King, C Ryan, I McInerney, P Reidy, S Malone, P McMahon, N Downes, K Malone.

Subs: E Talty for Ralph (Half-time), C Dunning for S Malone (35), D Ryan for McMahon (39), C Cormican for D Ryan (45),

Referee: B Tyrell (Tipperary)

Munster Chairman Sean Walsh presents the
Munster Junior Football Cup to Kerry captain Marcus Mangan
Photo courtesy of the Clare County Express

Team News

Kerry Junior Team to play Clare on Wednesday 11th July 2012 at 7pm in Milltown Malbay .

1. Seán Óg Ó Ciardubháin (Cordal)

2. Kieran Quirke (Duagh)

3. Pat Corridan (Finuge)

4. Kevin O’Dwyer (Waterville)

5. Michael Brennan (Churchill)

6. Jack Sherwood (Firies)

7. Marcus Mangan (Capt ) (Milltown/Castlemaine)

8. Andrew Garnett (Spa)

9. Alan O’Sullivan (Tuosist)

10. Niall O’Mahony (Spa)

11. Niall Ó Sé (Piarsaigh na Dromada)

12. Paul O’Donoghue (St. Mary’s)

13. David O’Callaghan (St Pats Blennerville)

14. Mike O’Donoghue (Spa)

15. Conor Cox (Listowel Emmet’s)

16. Sean O’Dee (Beale)

17. Brendan O Mahoney (John Mitchels)

18. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

19. Niall Fitzgerald (Waterville)

20. Jason Hickson (Annascaul)

21. Cathal Moriarty (Milltown Castlemaine)

22. Brendan Poff (St Pats Blennerville)

23. Edmund Walsh (Knocknagoshel)

24. Colm Kerins (Milltown Castlemaine)

Manager: Sean Moynihan (Spa)

Trainer: Willie Cahill, (Spa)

Selectors: Michael A O Connell (Piarsaigh na Dromoda)

Seamus Murphy (St. Pats Blenerville)

For the Record

Clare Kerry
2011 Championship Performance Lost to Cork by 2-14 to 0-6 in the first round at
Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Defeated Tipperary and Limerick before losing to Cork in the Munster Final by
0-10 to 1-5
Number of Munster Junior Football titles 1 39
Last Munster Junior Football Title 1925 2010
Munster Junior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 25
Won – 9
Lost – 13
Drawn – 1
Played – 29
Won – 22
Lost – 6
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Junior Football Championship June 15th 2008 (Munster Semi-Final) – Kerry 2-7 Clare 1-7 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday May 20th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Waterford 2-13 Limerick 1-10

Saturday May 26th

@ MacDonagh Park Nenagh          Kerry 1-11 Tipperary 1-9

Semi-Finals
Saturday June 9th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Clare 0-13 Waterford 0-6

Sunday June 10th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Kerry 0-13 Cork 1-8

Final

Wednesday July 11th

@ Miltown-Malbay                           Kerry v Clare @ 7:00pm

2012 Munster Junior Football Championship Matches played to date

Waterford 2-13 Limerick 1-10 – May 20th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Quarter-Final)

Waterford — P Houlihan; J Walsh, D Prendergast, G Dunphy; A O’Loughlin, E Rockett, R Hennessy; M O’Gorman, P Lynch; P Power, R Cahill, D Power; E Hogan, M Casey, J Coffer.
Subs: G Crotty for O’Gorman (h-t), S Lannon for O’Loughlin (40), K Sheehan for Lynch (52), D Wall for P Power (59), K Buckley for Casey (59).

Limerick — J Brouder; M O’Keeffe, S Browne, A O’Sullivan; P Sheahan, S Nix, J Bourke; B O’Brien, T Cahill; K O’Connor, M Quilligan, T McMahon; S Cronin, K O’Callaghan, D O’Connor.
Subs: M O’Sullivan for Cronin (22), B O’Sullivan for McMahon (25), G Noonan for Cahill (39).

Referee — J Lynch (Kerry)

Kerry 1-11 Tipperary 1-9 – May 26th @ MacDonagh Park Nenagh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: S Óg Ó Ciaruabháin; K Quirke, B O’Mahoney, K O’Dwyer; E Hickson, J Walsh, J Sherwood; A Garnett, G O’Driscoll; N O’Mahoney, N, O’Shea, A O’Sullivan; D O’Callaghan, M O’Donoghue, C Cox. Subs: P Corridan for O’Driscoll (44), M Brennan for O’Sullivan (50), P Boyle for O’Donoghue (53), C Moriarty for O’Mahoney (58).

Tipperary: J English; P Hally, R Power, G Mulhaire; T Hanley, R Murphy, M O’Sullivan; M Dunne, E Ryan; B Hickey, A Walsh, B Quinn; D O’Regan, G Ryan, D O’Brien.
Subs: D Buckley for Hally (26), B Hewitt for Murphy (40), J McGrath for Quinn (57), M Dillon for O’Regan (60).

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

Clare 0-13 Waterford 0-6 – June 9th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final)

Clare: P Deloughrey (Cratloe); E Ralph (Ennistymon), D Kelly (St Seans Kilkee), D Hickey (Kilmurry-Ibrickane);, P O’Connor (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), S Malone (St Joseph’s Miltown); C Ryan (Cratloe), K King (Kilmurry-Ibrickane); P Reidy (Kilmihill), D Molohan (St Josephs Miltown), C Dunning (Wolfe Tones na Sionna); P McMahon (Clondegad), N Downes (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), C Malone (Kilfenora).
Subs: N Hickey (Kilmurry-Ibrickane) for C Malone (ht), I McInerney (Kilmurry-Ibrickane) for Molohan (ht), S Cormican (St Brekans) for Dunning (48), K Cahill (Wolfe Tones) for Reidy (52), E Talty (Kilmurry-Ibrickane) for S Malone (55).

Waterford: P Houlihan (St Saviours); J Walsh (Nire), D Predergast (Ardmore), G Dunphy (Newtown); S Lannon (Stradbally), E Rockett (C) (Stradbally), R Hennessy (Ardmore); R Cahill (Rathgormack), A O’Loughlan (St Molleran’s); P Power (Portlaw), Gavin Crotty (Dungarvan), D Power (KIlrossanty); E Hogan (Rathgormack), M Casey (De La Salle), J Coffey (Stradbally).
Subs: M Walsh (Nire) for Lannon (ht), M O’Gorman (Nire) for Casey (39), P Larkin (Rathgormack) for Hennessy (58), S Ryan for P Power (58).

Referee: Sean Joy (Kerry)

Kerry 0-13 Cork 1-8 – June 10th @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Semi-Final)

Kerry: S Óg Ó Ciardubháin; K Quirke, P Corridan, K O’Dwyer; E Hickson, M Mangan, J Sherwood; A Garnett, J Walsh; N O’Mahony, M O’Donoghue, D O’Callaghan; S O’Brien, N Ó Sé, C Cox.
Subs: P O’Donoghue for O’Callaghan (40), G O’Driscoll for Cox (53), M Brennan for O’Mahony (58), A O’Sullivan for Garnett (60).

Cork: A Seymour; J McLoughlin, J Dennehy, B O’Riordan; N Barry, M Hickey, J Cronin; M Delaney, R Deane; P O’Flynn, K O’Driscoll, C O’Driscoll; J Lane, S Beston, JP Murphy.
Subs: J Dineen for C O’Driscoll (16-18, blood), N McCarthy for Barry (38), F O’Shea for Delaney (46), Dineen for Murphy (50), J Ryan for Hickey, E Buckley for C O’Driscoll (both 54).

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Junior Football Championship

Kieran Cox (Kerry) – 0-9 (0-5 frees)
David Power (Waterford) – 1-3
Damian O’Brien (Tipperary) – 1-3 (0-2 frees)
Gavin Crotty (Waterford) – 0-5
Edmond Hogan (Waterford) – 0-5 (0-3 frees)
Kieran O’Callaghan (Limerick) – 0-5 (0-4 frees)
Niall Downes (Clare) – 0-5
Paudge McMahon (Clare) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Niall Ó Sé (Kerry) – 1-1
Niall O’Mahoney (Kerry) – 0-4
Mike O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 0-4
Mitchell Casey (Waterford) – 1-1
John Paul Murphy (Cork) – 1-1 (0-1 free)
Benny Hickey (Tipperary) – 0-4
Derry O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-3
Mark O’Sullivan (Limerick) – 1-0
Paul Reidy (Clare) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
S O’Brien (Kerry) – 0-2
James Walsh (Kerry) – 0-2
Paul Power (Waterford) – 0-2
John Bourke (Limerick) – 0-2
Eoghan Buckley (Cork) – 0-2
John Dineen (Cork) – 0-2 (0-2 frees)

David O’Callaghan (Kerry), P O’Donoghue (Kerry), Richie Hennessy (Waterford), Ronan Cahill (Waterford), John Coffey (Waterford), Adam O’Loughlan (Waterford), D O’Regan (Tipperary), B Hewitt (Tipperary), C Malone (Clare – 0-1 free), Kevin O’Driscoll (Cork), Mark Delaney (Cork), Paul Flynn (Cork) (0-1 free) – 0-1 each

Useful Information

The last Munster Junior Football Final between Kerry and Clare took place on July 5th 2000 when Kerry defeated Clare by 1-15 to 1-6 at Cusack Park Ennis.

Kerry and Clare last met in Miltown-Milbay in the Munster Junior Football Championship Final on July 7th 1968 with Kerry winning by 3-11 to 2-6.

Clare’s sole Munster Junior Football title to date came in 1925 when they defeated Cork by 0-6 to 0-5 in the final played at Killarney on September 13th.

Kerry’s last Munster Junior Football title came in 2010 when they defeated Limerick by 3-12 to 1-6 at Newcastlewest.

Munster Junior Football Championship – Head to Head Record
Games Won Drawn Lost
Kerry 26 23 0 3
Clare 3 0 23
  • In 1929, Kerry defeated Clare by 0-9 to 0-6. However, the match was awarded to Clare following an objection
  • Clare’s two victories v Kerry on the field of play came in 1999 (0-10 to 0-6 in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney) and 2007 (0-8 to 0-5 in Fraher Field Dungarvan).

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (39) – 1913, 1914, 1915, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (28) – 1911, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

Tipperary (7) – 1910, 1912, 1923, 1935, 1937, 1952, 1998

Limerick (4) – 1916, 1929, 1939, 1950

Waterford (3) – 1948, 1999, 2004

Clare (1) – 1925

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior 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 in 1910 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/jf_teams/

Munster Junior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1957

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship

35 of the 81 All-Ireland titles contested in this grade have been won by 4 Munster counties. In the Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork and Kerry lead the way with 16 and 14 titles respectively. Tipperary have won 3 All-Ireland’s while Waterford’s 2 titles came in 1999 and 2004.  23 counties in total have won an All-Ireland Junior Football title.