AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final – Silvermines (Tipperary) 1-15 Ruan (Clare) 0-6

Forde’s first-half scoring spree powers Silvermines past Ruan

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Silvermines (Tipperary) 1-15 Ruan (Clare) 0-6

It was all so easy for Silvermines in this one-sided Munster Club IHC opener at Sixmilebridge yesterday. The Tipperary men, with Jason Forde leading the charge, sprang from the traps registering 1-3 inside the first quarter, while Ruan had to wait until the 17th minute for John Punch to open their account. Silvermines carved open the Ruan defence in the 14th minute when a cross from Daniel Keogh found Ford in acres of space for the game’s only goal.

At half-time the North Tipperary outfit deservedly led 1-8 to 0-3 with Forde claiming 1-4 of that tally. In the second period Silvermines tagged on a number of scores against a disappointing Clare representatives who lost Aidan Lynch to a second yellow card.

Scorers for Silvermines: J Forde (1-7) 0-5 f’s, Daniel Keogh, (0-3), David Keogh, W Keogh, D Boland, C Gleeson, O Quirke (0-1) each.

Scorers for Ruan: J Punch (0-2) 1 f’s, C Howard, A Lynch, J Clohessy, K Ryan (0-1) each.

SILVERMINES: C Sherlock; M Leamy, B Timmons, Damien Boland; Donal Keogh, R Sherlock, N Quirke; C Gleeson (Capt.), O Quirke; W Keogh, David Boland, S Quirke; Daniel Keogh, J Forde, David Keogh.
Subs: P Fogarty for W Keogh (47), K Cunneen for Gleeson (50), A Ryan for Timmons (53), W Powell for David Boland (54), P Kennedy for S Quirke (56).

RUAN: P Roughan (Capt.); G Bell, N O’Connor, L Quirke; K Ryan, J Clohessy, D Roughan; T Hanrahan, E Hanrahan; J Punch, C Howard, M Vaughan; P Keegan, A Lynch, B Lyons.
Subs: C O’Donoghue for Keegan (38), D Brohan for Punch (48), A Bell for Vaughan (54), D McDonnell for T Hanrahan (56).

Referee: S Hourigan (Limerick)

Next Round – the winners play An Rinn (Waterford) in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 4th at 2:00pm in a Tipperary venue.

Match Packages for Sunday

Please be advised that Match Package tickets for patrons wishing to attend both the Munster Club Intermediate match in Sixmilebridge and the Clare Senior Hurling Final on Sunday can be purchased in Sixmilebridge –

Munster Championship Prices – Adult €10, Student/OAP Concession €5

Clare Co Final Prices – Adult €15, Student/OAP Concession €10

PACKAGE PRICE – ADULT €20, STUDENT/ OAP CONCESSION €10

Note – Patrons must retain their ticket from the Intermediate match to gain admission through stile 5 in Ennis.

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

For the Record

Ruan (Clare) Silvermines (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
2 1
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2007 2005
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 16
Won – 9
Lost –  7
Drawn – 0
Played – 15
Won – 7
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives October 30th 2010 at Sixmilebridge (Munster Club Quarter-Final) – Borrisokane (Tipperary) 2-14 Killanena (Clare) 3-10
Odds and Ends Clare clubs have lost their last 3 matches in this competition. With the exception of Borrisokane in 2010, no Tipperary Intermediate Hurling champion has recorded a victory in this grade dating back to 2005.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday October 28th (Replay date – Saturday November 3rd)

@ Sixmilebridge                               Ruan (Clare) v Silvermines (Tipperary) 1:00pm

Monday October 29th (Replay date – Saturday November 3rd)

@ Pairc Ui Rinn        Ballinhassig (Cork) v Ballybrown (Limerick) 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday November 4th (Replay date – Saturday November 10th)

@ Tipperary or Waterford venue     An Rinn (Waterford) v Ruan (Clare) v Silvermines (Tipperary) 2:00pm

@ Limerick or Kerry venue Ballyduff (Kerry) v Ballinhassig (Cork) or Ballybrown (Limerick) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 18th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 9 Munster titles on offer. Clare are the only other county with a winning record in this competition, winning 2 Munster titles.

Cork have only lost their opening match in this competition on 3 occasions, in 2004, 2007 and 2011.

In the 3 seasons, 2006 to 2008 in this competition, the only 2 Counties who recorded victories were Cork and Clare. Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary proceeded to lose 8 matches between them in this period.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (1) – 2004

Limerick (2) – 2009, 2011

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate 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/ihclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney (2009) and Ballymartyle (2011) while Kildangan (Tipperary) won the 2004 All-Ireland title.