AIB Munster Club SHC Final – Thurles Sarsfields 1-21 DLS 1-16

Big guns fire super Sarsfields to promised land after battle royal

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 1-21 De La Salle (Waterford) 1-16


Thurles Sarsfields captain Padraic Maher receiving the O’Neill Cup
from Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh
(Photo courtesy of George Hatchell)

The renowned Thurles Sarsfields club claimed their first Munster senior hurling club title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday and the manner in which they did it in befitted the honour of being one of the year’s most outstanding displays of pure hurling. Thrills and spills, tenacious tackling, ferocious defending, brilliant point-taking, a net-bursting goal each — the 2,433 who defied the pelting rain to make the journey to Cork got a game to remember. From the start this was always going to be a very different match to the 2010 Munster final when these same two sides again met in Cork. On that bitterly cold and forgettable day much of the pitch was frozen solid and De La Salle won a low-scoring error-fest 0-9 to 0-8 with Thurles shooting 17 wides. On this occasion, and despite all the recent rain, the Páirc Uí Chaoimh sod held up extremely well and two outstanding sides were able to fully display their wares.

Sars were fastest from the blocks and led 1-5 to 0-4 after 16 minutes, the goal coming in the fifth minute when veteran centre-forward Jim Corbett (no relation of Lar) was put through one-on-one on De La Salle keeper Stephen Brenner by a sublime Denis Maher pass. Already some of the Sars big guns were beginning to fire. Lar Corbett scored a fine point and was working hard all over the pitch, his inter-county colleague Pa Bourke was causing chaos on the edge of the square, while in the half-back line Michael Cahill was already beginning to shine and scored the first point of the game.

For De La Salle it was it was their own fledgling county star Jake Dillon doing all the damage and he got all those four points including a sideline beauty. In the second quarter De La Salle finally found their rhythm and though the Sars attack was still finding the target with some regularity (they would end the game with 13 different scorers), the Déise side were looking the better side as half-time approached. Twice within a couple of minutes Dillon almost goaled, first in the 20th minute when his rasper came back off the far post, was cleared and resulted in a Sars point at the other end, then two minutes later when his close-range shot shaved the crossbar, screamed just over. Finally however, in the 27th minute, they did break through. Powerful half-forward Paudie Nevin beat Padraic Maher for possession wide left, racing down on goal to give Patrick McCormack no chance with a rocketshot.

That goal was a major boost to the Waterford champions but it was followed by deflation, not by a Thurles score but by a straight red card for corner-forward John Keane. It seemed harsh for what seemed a harmless hit but it would have a huge impact. De La Salle trailed at the break by two points, 1-9 to 1-7, but, given Thurles’ hard-running game, their 14-man team would be made to work hard in the second half and pay a price in the final minutes in the energy-sapping conditions. Thus it proved.

Showing great skill and spirit De La Salle took the fight to Thurles immediately on the resumption, tied the game in the 36th minute on 1-12 each after a hat-trick of points, two of those from the ever-dangerous Dillon. Indeed they would have taken the lead a couple of minutes later but for a superb save by McCormack from Nevin, and subsequently they twice more created clear goal scoring opportunities only to squander both. They would pay a heavy price for that profligacy. Padraic Maher came thundering into the fray for Sars, corner-backs Stephen and David Maher were on top, Michael Cahill was doing a superb job on dangerman John Mullane and Denis Maher.

Padraic had some game and scored two big points but was involved in so much more and was the key to this win. The seventh cavalry also made an impact, veteran Redser O’Grady especially with his high fielding and two points, Richie Ruth with another as Thurles finished by far the stronger side. Rough justice on De La Salle but another fine win for Thurles Sars and finally, another big title, the Munster senior hurling championship, to add to their roll-leading 32 Tipperary crowns.

Scorers for Thurles Sarsfields: P Bourke 0-7 (2fs), L Corbett 0-3, J Corbett 1-0, M Gleeson, D Maher, G O’Grady 0-2 each, M Cahill, J Enright, M O’Brien, A McCormack, R Reid, 0-1 each.

Scorers for De La Salle: J Dillon 0-9 (5fs, 1 s/l), E Barrett 0-3, P Nevin 1-0, D Twomey, J Mullane, E Madigan, K Moran 0-1 each.

THURLES SARSFIELDS: P McCormack; S Maher, K O’Gorman, David Maher; D Kennedy, P Maher (c), M Cahill; J Enright, M Gleeson; Denis Maher, J Corbett, L Corbett; M O’Brien, P Bourke, A McCormack.

Subs for Thurles Sarsfields: R Ruth for O’Brien (36), G O’Grady for J Corbett (36), S Cahill for Gleeson (59), R Maher for S Maher (inj. 60+1).

DE LA SALLE: S Brenner; S Daniels, I Flynn, C Watt; B Phelan, K Moran (c) E Madigan; J Kennedy, E Barrett; P Nevin, J Mullane, J Dillon; D Greene, D Twomey, J Keane.

Subs for De La Salle: S McNulty for Greene (56).

Referee: S Hourigan (Limerick)

 

Thurles Sarsfields win first ever Munster title

Report from the GAA.ie web site

AIB MUNSTER GAA HURLING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 1-21 De La Salle (Waterford) 1-16

Thurles Sarsfields won their first ever Munster title on Sunday, defeating Waterford champions De La Salle by five points at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. In a compelling encounter in Cork, Thurles showed great hunger, unsurprisingly, given they were chasing their first ever title, and had just too much for De La Salle in the end. They led by two points after an excellent first half, and had stretched their lead to five by the end after a strong finish. Jim Corbett’s fourth minute goal gave them the perfect start, and had them 1-1 to 0-1 ahead early on. They had stretched this lead to five points by the 18th minute, with Pa Bourke, Johnny Enright, Michael Gleeson and Lar Corbett all getting on the scoreboard.

However, De La Salle finished the half very well and got right back into the game when Paudie Nevin blasted a shot to the net for them three minutes shy of half-time. That score left two points between the sides at the break, but De La Salle were dealt a serious blow before the end of the half when they had John Keane sent off. De La Salle made light of their numerical disadvantage by hitting three points without reply after the restart, and the second half remained very tight all the way through. However, Thurles managed to get themselves a couple of points ahead and they maintained this lead until the closing stages. A brilliant point from De La Salle talisman Kevin Moran put two between them with just over five minutes to go to set up a tense finish, but Thurles Sarsfields held their nerve well, with Richie Ruth and Ger ‘Redser’ O’Grady knocking over points for them before the finish to seal a famous win.

Next Round – the winners play the Leinster Club Senior Hurling Champions on February 9th 2013

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

For the Record

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) De La Salle
(Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 0 2
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
N/A 2010
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
11 5
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2007
(Loughmore-Castleiney, Tipperary 1-6
Tulla, Clare 0-7)
2010
(De La Salle, Waterford 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields, Tipperary 0-8)
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 25
Won – 14
Lost –  9
Drawn – 2
Played – 27
Won – 18
Lost –  8
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 28th 2010 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh
(Munster Club Final)
De La Salle (Waterford) 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 0-8

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 28th

@ Kilmallock                         Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-12 Kilmallock (Limerick) 0-15


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 11th

@ Sixmilebridge           De La Salle (Waterford) 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 0-10

 

@ Semple Stadium      Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-20 Sarsfields (Cork) 2-15

Final

Sunday November 25th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh      De La Salle (Waterford) v Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

The victory of Thurles Sarsfields over Sarsfields (Cork) snapped an 8 match streak of victories for the travelling team in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship over the past 3 seasons.

De La Salle (Waterford) have never lost a match in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. In their five matches to date, they have only scored two goals in 260 minutes of action. De La Salle have won their five matches by a total of nine points, winning the Munster titles of 2008 and 2010.

Thurles Sarsfields won their fourth County title in Tipperary since last 2005 last month to qualify for the Munster Club Championship. Thurles Sarsfields record in Munster since 2005 sees them with four wins (over Kilmallock, Limerick twice, Sarsfields, Cork and Lixnaw, Kerry). They also have three defeats in that period, on each occasion losing to the eventual Munster champion (Newtownshandrum, Cork twice and De La Salle, Waterford).

Tipperary hold the record for the number of clubs that have won the Munster title, with eight different clubs all claiming provincial victories on behalf of the county (Carrick Davins, Roscrea, Moycarkey-Borris, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Borris-Ileigh, Cashel King Cormacs, Toomevara and Loughmore-Castleiney). Victory for Thurles Sarsfields in the 2012 Munster Final would increase that number to nine.

Of the 5 participating counties in this year’s Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship, Waterford have the best record since 2000 with 18 victories and 1 draw out of 27 matches played. Tipperary has the next best record with 14 wins and 2 draws out of 25 games.

The Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship is very competitive with only one score separating the champions and runner-up in each final from 2004 through 2011 (drawn match).


Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (17) – 1964, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1987, 2003, 2005, 2009

Tipperary (11) – 1966, 1969, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2004, 2006, 2007

Clare (9) – 1967, 1968, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Limerick (6) – 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2011

Waterford (5) – 1981, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010

Munster GAA Club 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/shclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork clubs have won 9 titles followed by Tipperary with 3 and Clare with 2. Galway lead the roll of honour with 11 club titles followed by Kilkenny clubs with 10.

Munster Club Senior HURLING Cup

Club Championship Senior Hurling Cup – O’Neill Cup

Presented by Sarsfields Club, Cork, in 1972 to commemorate Billy O’Neill who founded their club in 1903.

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Final – Finuge (Kerry) 1-5 St. Vincents (Cork) 0-5

Flaherty seals it for Finuge

By Jim O’Sullivan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Finuge 1-05 St Vincent’s 0-05

The essential difference in yesterday’s Munster IFC final in Mallow was that Finuge always looked more likely to emerge victorious after James Flaherty’s early second-half goal while St Vincent’s never really got going. It could have been a different story if the Cork side had not been so wasteful when enjoying their best spell around the three-quarter stage, or if substitute Kyle Lynch had been luckier with a powerful ground shot deflected by a defender. But despite missing Paul Galvin and Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Finuge were impressive. It took the Kerry champions some time to adjust to conditions before Flaherty got the opening score in the 13th minute. He added another within three minutes and just before John Griffin helped them to a three-point lead in the 19th minute, Paddy O’Shea brought off the first of two outstanding saves.

Flaherty fed Griffin on the left wing and when his angled shot came back off an upright, Michael Conway gained possession only to see O’Shea stop his close-range shot. Griffin and Conway were also prominent around this time while Paul Galvin’s brother Raymond exerted an influence out around midfield which was to see him make a vital contribution all through. The only negative was that poor finishing accounted for seven wides. However, St Vincent’s had very few chances of scores, other than hitting two wides and several shots into goalkeeper Cillian Fitzmaurice’s hands. Improved play in defence saw them only concede one more score before the break, but it was a struggle to penetrate — waiting until the 29th minute for their first score, when Jonathan Buckley pointed a free earned by Cian Barry.

Then, two minutes into injury-time the industrious Derek O’Connor pointed another free, their mini-revival having been given impetus by the contribution of substitute Anthony Harte. At the break, it was 0-4 to 0-2. Boosted by a Tomás O’Connell score three minutes after the resumption, which came from an excellent move involving Jonathan Buckley, St Vincent’s lifted their game. And, O’Shea came to their aid again in the 34th minute, this time denying Flaherty. However, the crafty Finuge corner-forward was rewarded when he had the ball in the net in the 40th minute following a long ball from the wing by Pat Corridan which full-back Paul Aherne failed to hold. Psychologically, it marked a decisive stage of the game for both teams. It gave Finuge added reassurance that they were moving into winning mode but sparked an even greater effort from the Cork city side.

But by the time they scored again (after 19 minutes), they had kicked five wides and as well as seeing 45th-minute substitute Kyle Lynch fail with their best chance of a goal over the hour, they also lost centre-back Kevin Goulding to a red card in the 55th minute. In the remaining time, they changed their approach, kicking less and adopting a running game which might have yielded a better return but for the stonewall defence put up by Finuge, with Trevor McKenna dominant at the edge of the square. Constant pressure did yield a Jonathan Buckley score from a free in the 58th minute to leave just two points between the sides but, the Kerry side stayed in control and in injury time Flaherty scored again to bring the curtain down on a stirring individual and team display.

Scorers for Finuge: J Flaherty 1-3; M Conway and J Griffin 0-1 each.

Scorers for St Vincent’s: J Buckley (2f) and D O’Connor (2f) 0-2 each; T O’Connell 0-1.

FINUGE: Cillian Fitzmaurice; C. Allen (c), T. McKenna, D. McCarthy; Paudie Galvin, P. Corridan, Conor Fitzmaurice; J. McCarthy, M. Corridan; J. Corridan, J. Griffin, S. Power; J. Flaherty, M. Conway, R. Galvin.

Subs for Finuge: E Galvin for Power (38), R Heffernan for J Corridan (54).

ST. VINCENTS: P. O’Shea; A. O’Callaghan, P. Aherne, W. Murphy; C. Kenneally, K. Goulding, D. O’Regan; S. Ray, S. Buckley; J. Buckley (c), D. Duggan, T. O’Connell; C. Barry, A. Buckley, D. O’Connor.

Subs for St Vincent’s: A Harte for A. Buckley (25), K Lynch for S Buckley (45); S. Buckley for J Buckley (58).

Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

 

Next Round – The Munster Club Intermediate Football champions will play the Leinster champions on the weekend of January 26th / 27th 2013 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

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

For the Record

Finuge (Kerry) St. Vincent’s (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
6 3
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2011
(Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-14 Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-6)
2005
(Carbery Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-7)
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 21
Won – 17
Lost –  3
Drawn – 1
Played – 18
Won – 11
Lost –  6
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 20th 2011 at Mallow (Munster Club Semi-Final)
Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-9 Newmarket (Cork) 1-6

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals
Saturday November 3rd

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                St. Vincent’s (Cork) 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 0-6

Sunday November 4th

@ Cappoquin            Pallasgreen (Limerick) 2-8 Ballinameela (Waterford) 2-7


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 11th

@ Bruff                                               Finuge (Kerry) 2-9 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-9

@ Pairc Ui Rinn St. Vincent’s (Cork) 0-7 O’Curry’s (Clare) 0-6


Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 25th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Mallow Finuge (Kerry) v St. Vincent’s (Cork) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 6 of the 9 Munster titles on offer, including the last 6 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 16 matches in this competition.


Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (6) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry clubs have secured 3 titles courtesy of Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007), St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009) and Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry – 2011/2012). Cork clubs have won 2 All-Ireland titles at this grade – Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004) and Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005).

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-23 Kilmacthomas (Waterford) 0-3

Ruthless Kenmare cruise through

By Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-23 Kilmacthomas (Waterford) 0-3

Kenmare Shamrocks will meet Rockchapel in the Munster Club JFC semi-final in Killarney next Sunday after their 23-point winning margin over the hosts at rain-soaked Kilmacthomas yesterday. The Kerry champions led 0-11 to 0-1 at the break. All six Kenmare Shamrocks forwards got on the scoresheet with Paul O’Connor hitting 1-5, while Alan O’Leary, Mark Crowley and Stephen O’Brien shared 12 points. The Kenmare defence, headed up by centre-back Sean O’Leary, never allowed Kilmacthomas get into the game. The only score from play for Kilmacthomas came from the boot of Bobby Power.

Scorers for Kenmare Shamrocks: P O’Connor 1-5 (4fs), A O’Leary, M Crowley, S O’Brien (2fs) 0-4 each, DJ Brennan 0-3fs, K O’Sullivan 0-2, S O’Leary 0-1.

Scorers for Kilmacthomas: A Power 0-2fs, B Power 0-1.

KENMARE SHAMROCKS: H Murphy; D Crowley, T O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; A O’Callaghan, S O’Leary, A Crowley; S Dalton, J Wharton; A O’Leary, M Crowley, K O’Sullivan; DJ Brennan, P O’Connor, S O’Brien.

Subs: K Fitzgibbon for H Murphy (38), S Duncan for J Wharton (40), R O’Sullivan for M Crowley (43), P O’Dwyer for A Crowley (45), D O’Shea for P O’Connor (47).

KILMACTHOMAS: D Power; M Sutton, G Kiely, B Hallihan; D Hallihan, P Behan, P Hulhern; B Power, A Power; K Dee, P Reilly, E Power; M Power, M Walsh, E Walsh.

Subs: J Cleary for E Power (38), M Sheehan for K Dee (45), T Curran for G Kiely (50), N Cronin for M Walsh (53), J Hughes for M Power (55 inj).

Referee: B Tyrell (Tipperary)

Next Round – the winners play Rockchapel (Cork) in the Munster Semi-Final on December 2nd at 2:00pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

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

For the Record

Kilmacthomas (Waterford) Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 7
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A 2011
Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 10
Won – 2
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 23
Won – 21
Lost –  2
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 30th 2008 (Munster Semi-Final at Portmagee)
Skellig Rangers (Kerry) 3-16 Ballyduff Upper (Waterford ) 1-4

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday November 18th

@ Borrisokane                      Cappamore (Limerick) 2-7 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-6

Sunday November 25th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Kilmacthomas      Kilmacthomas (Waterford) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals
(Extra time)
Saturday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Clarecastle (Clare) v Cappamore (Limerick) 2:00pm

Sunday December 2nd (Replay date – Saturday December 8th)

@ Cork or Kerry venue         Rockchapel (Cork) v

Kilmacthomas (Waterford) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2:00pm


Final  (Extra time)

Sunday December 9th (Replay date – Saturday December 15th)

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Kerry’s representatives have won 11 consecutive matches in this competition dating back to 2008.

Waterford’s representatives have won 2 of their 10 matches in this competition since its inception in 2003, both at the expense of Clare opponents (in 2008 and 2010).

Limerick’s representatives qualified for three consecutive finals in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship from 2008 through 2010.

Clare’s representatives have lost their first match in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship in the last four seasons.

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 5 titles while Cork have 1 title courtesy of Canovee in 2008.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 0-13 Annascaul (Kerry) 0-11

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Gearoid Ryan, Anthony Roche, Eugene Murphy; Stephen Murray, Jeremy Murphy, Johnny Murphy (Captain); Michael O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Niall Hayes, John Hayes, Seamus Hayes; Mark Ronan, Declan Hayes, Maurice Moore.

2004 – Finuge (Kerry) 2-13 Aghabullogue (Cork) 3-4
FINUGE, KERRY: John Coleman (Captain); Enda Galvin, Pat Corridan, Michael Quilter; Eamonn Breen, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Michael Cronin; Trevor McKenna, Conor Galvin; Maurice Corridan, Paul Galvin, Roibeard Thornton; Raymond Galvin, John Griffin, Michael Conway.
Subs: Paudie Lyons for Quilter (second half); Jack Corridan for Thornton (36th minute); Ger Lovett for Conway (47th).

2005 – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-8 Erin’s Own (Cork) 0-10
ARDFERT, KERRY: Dermot Dineen, Simon Sinnott, Conor Flaherty, Johnny Stack, Sean Flaherty, Eamon Corridan, Mike Moloney, Jonathon Best, Martin Ferris, Brendan Flaherty, Eamon Ferris, John Dowling, Shane Griffin (Captain), Stephen “Santy” Wallace, James O’Halloran.
Subs: Brian Moloney for James O’Halloran, Patrick Donegan for Simon Sinnott

2006 – Duagh (Kerry) 1-9 Adrigole (Cork) 0-11
DUAGH (KERRY): John Halpin; Aenghus Carmody, John O’Brien, Diarmuid Nolan; Kieran Quirke, Thomas Dillon, Peter Sheeran; Anthony Maher, Jeremiah Kelly; Brendan O’Brien, Aidan Kelly (Captain), Declan Griffin; Tim Scanlon, Denis Lane, Eoin Horgan
Subs: Daniel O’Donoghue for Scanlon; Alan O’Brien for Brendan O’Brien

2007 – Canovee (Cork) 1-6 O’Callaghan’s Mills (Clare) 1-5
CANOVEE (CORK): Tim Lyons; James McCarthy, James Scanlon (Captain), Timmy Lyons; John O’Brien, Tommy Murphy, Brian Ahern; Eamonn Lyons, Brian O’Donoghue; Tomas O’Mahony, Pat Dunlea, Denis O’Sullivan; Con Dunne, Kevin Walsh, Paul Healy
Sub: D. Cronin for Healy

2008 – Skellig Rangers (Kerry) 0-11 Bruff (Limerick) 0-7
SKELLIG RANGERS (KERRY): Michael Brennan; Brian O’Sullivan, Wayne O’Sullivan, C Martin; K Martin, C O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan; Aidan O’Sullivan, Stephen O’Sullivan (Captain); John O’Driscoll, Brian Hickey, B Driscoll; Sean Courtney, Chris O’Driscoll, B Casey.
Subs: B O’Driscoll for John O’Driscoll (50), B O’Sullivan for Seamus O’Sullivan (60), D O’Sullivan for Casey (60), D Keating for McGill (62)

2009 – Castlegregory (Kerry) 1-20 Mountcollins (Limerick) 0-4
CASTLEGREGORY (KERRY): Shane Kenny; Gavin O’Connor, Joe Scully, Joe O’Connor; Sean O’Mahony, Steven Browne, Adrian Finn (Captain); Shane Hennessy, Ryan Kelliher; JB Spillane, Alan Fitzgerald, Brendan Lynch; Colm O’Mahony, Alan Lynch, Alan McNamara.
Subs: Colm Sills for Joe O’Connor, John Fitzgerald for Alan Lynch (both 37), D Heasman for Kelliher, Liam Maunsell for Sean O’Mahony (both 42), Sean O’Connor for Alan Fitzgerald (47)

2010 – St. Marys (Kerry) 2-12 Bruree (Limerick) 0-4
ST. MARYS (KERRY): D. Horgan; B. Curran, S. Curran, G. O’Driscoll (Captain); D. O’Sullivan, N. O’Driscoll, K. Curran; John Golden, Bryan Sheehan; Austin Constable, R. Keane, A. Walsh; Daniel Daly, P. O’Donoghue, J.A. O’Sullivan
Subs: I. Casey for N. O’Driscoll (inj. 30); C. Quirke for O’Donoghue (47); L. Sheehan for Keane (53); D. Walsh for Constable (53); D. Keating for J.A. O’Sullivan (54)

2011 – Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4
DROMID PEARSES (KERRY):  Alan Hogan; Padraig O’Sullivan, Dominick O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey; Denis “Shine” O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Shea, Michael Sheehan; Thomas Curran, Colm O’Connor; Ger O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Connor (Captain); Eoin O’Leary, Niall O’Shea, John Curran
Subs: Michael O’Connor for O’Leary (42); Christy Farrelly for Hallissey (43); Jamesy Ml. O’Sullivan for G. O’Sullivan (54)

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (7) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Cork (2) – 2003, 2007

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Final – Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-14 Ballyduff (Kerry) 0-8

Forde leads the charge for Silvermines

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-14 Ballyduff (Kerry) 0-08

Jason Forde celebrated his call-up to Eamon O’Shea’s extended Tipperary senior hurling panel by inspiring Silvermines to victory in last Saturday’s Munster Club IHC final at Semple Stadium. Forde, who won an All-Ireland colleges (Croke Cup) medal with Nenagh CBS earlier this year, scored seven points, including three from play and one superb second-half sideline. The former Tipperary minor captain, who made his U21 debut for the county this year, scored an early point before adding six in the second-half as Silvermines overturned a three-point half-time deficit.

Ballyduff, who lost the Munster final for the second successive year, were by far the better team in the first half, making light of the bitter cold and greasy underfoot conditions. But the Kerry representatives shot themselves in the foot by registering 10 first half wides, including four missed frees from scoreable positions. Ballyduff also missed a 14th minute penalty, awarded by referee David Copps for a foul on centre forward Gary O’Brien by Silvermines goalkeeper Cathal Sherlock. Sherlock’s opposite number PJ O’Gorman sprinted from the Killinan End to take the penalty but his drive cleared the crossbar.

Playing with a raw intensity, Ballyduff took the game to Silvermines and roared 0-2 to 0-0 clear with less than two minutes gone. Silvermines hit back with points from Willie Keogh and Forde but they would not score again for another 24 minutes in the first-half, before Daniel Keogh raised the white flag just before half-time. That score kept Silvermines in touch at the break, after a first half that Ballyduff completely dominated. But the men from the Kingdom couldn’t push home their advantage on the scoreboard and that cost them dearly. They could have netted in the ninth minute but Mikey Boyle, one of just three players yellow carded in a fiercely-contested clash, shot narrowly wide after collecting a neat pass from Aiden Boyle. Silvermines had few real chances to speak of in the first-half but David Keogh, hugely impressive in the second-half with three points from play, saw his 23rd minute effort saved by O’Gorman. At half-time, a more physically imposing Ballyduff outfit led by 0-6 to 0-3 but they would pay a heavy price for said first-half profligacy.

Silvermines owned the second-half and outscored the visitors to Semple Stadium by 0-11 to 0-2. Ballyduff’s two points came from Padraig Boyle but the Silvermines points flowed freely at the other end, to set up an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with the Leinster champions in January. In the process, Silvermines became the first Tipperary team to win the Munster Club IHC title since Kildangan in 2004 and the team from the north division, who won the county intermediate hurling title for the third time this year, did it in style as Forde and David Keogh bagged nine second half points between them. Silvermines dragged themselves level at 0-6 apiece before Daniel Keogh’s 42nd minute goal chance was saved by capable Ballyduff ’keeper O’Gorman. Boyle floated over a 44th minute free to register a first point of the second half for under siege Ballyduff but it was scant respite from the pressure being applied.

Forde restored parity with a superb sideline cut before Boyle struck again nine minutes from time with a fine long-range point from play. But that would prove to be Ballyduff’s final score as Silvermines, who could even afford the luxury of seven second half wides, ran riot from there to the end. Forde’s 52nd minute free brought Silvermines level for the fourth time — 0-8 apiece — before, crucially, they moved ahead for the first time in the game when David Keogh shot over a minute later. Willie Keogh, a brother of David and Daniel, slotted over to push rampant Silvermines two points clear and they would extend that lead to six points by full-time. A quick free from Orrie Quirke allowed Forde to point five minutes from the end before David Keogh fired over his third. There was still time for Forde to land his seventh point before the flame-haired attacker fed a quick free to Quirke, who duly completed the scoring and cap a memorable afternoon the Tipp club.

Scorers for Silvermines: J Forde 0-7 (0-3f, 0-1 s/l), David Keogh 0-3, W Keogh 0-2, O Quirke, Daniel Keogh 0-1 each.

Scorers for Ballyduff: P Boyle 0-3 (0-1f), B O’Sullivan 0-2 (0-1f), PJ O’Gorman (0-1 pen), G O’Brien, PJ Connolly 0-1 each.

SILVERMINES: C Sherlock; M Leamy, B Timmons, D Boland; Donal Keogh, R Sherlock, N Quirke; C Gleeson, O Quirke; W Keogh, D Boland, S Quirke; Daniel Keogh, J Forde, David Keogh.

Subs: K Cunneen for Donal Keogh (27), P Fogarty for S Quirke (40), G Toohey for Daniel Keogh (56).

BALLYDUFF: PJ O’Gorman; J Bowler, L Boyle, D O’Grady; P Costello, P O’Grady, A O’Connor; J Bunyan, B O’Grady; M Boyle, G O’Brien, P Boyle; Pat Joe Connolly, A Boyle, B O’Sullivan.

Subs: D Goulding for Bowler (27), T O’Rourke for Connolly (54), JP Leahy for Costello (59).

Referee: D Copps (Cork)

 

Next Round – The Munster Club Intermediate Hurling champions will play the Leinster champions on the weekend of January 26th / 27th 2013 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

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

For the Record

Silvermines (Tipperary) Ballyduff (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
1 0
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2005 N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 9
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 8
Won – 3
Lost –  5
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives February 15th 2004 at Kilmoyley
(2003 Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Kilruane MacDonaghs (Tipperary) 4-16 Kilmoyley (Kerry) 1-6

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday October 28th

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

Monday October 29th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn        Ballinhassig (Cork) 1-17 Ballybrown (Limerick) 0-20 (AET)

Quarter-Final Replay

Saturday November 3rd

@ Kilmallock             Ballybrown (Limerick) 3-10 Ballinhassig (Cork) 2-7


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 4th

@ Dolla                                              Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-13 An Rinn (Waterford) 0-11

Saturday November 10th

@ Kilmallock Ballyduff (Kerry) 2-13  Ballybrown (Limerick) 0-14 (AET)

Final (Extra time)

Saturday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Ballyduff (Kerry) v Silvermines (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

Ballyduff are the only Kerry club to have won a game in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship, securing 3 wins on their way to the Munster Finals of the last two seasons.

Despite the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Champions going from 2005 to 2009 without winning a match in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship, Tipperary clubs have a 53% record in this competition dating back to its inception in 2003.

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 9 Munster titles on offer.

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

Limerick (2) – 2009, 2011

Tipperary (1) – 2004

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.

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – Cappamore (Limerick) 1-6 Clarecastle (Clare) 0-4

Assured Cappamore see off Clarecastle

By John Redington for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cappamore (Limerick) 1-06 Clarecastle (Clare) 0-04

Although they had to rely on two spectacular saves, from Brian Leahy, and the upright, Limerick junior football champions Cappamore were full value for their Munster Club JFC semi-final victory over Clarecastle at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. An impeccable defence, marshalled by manager and former county star Diarmuid Sheehy, laid the foundations for a patient performance that wore down their opponents’ dominance before sub Niall Leahy’s goal just after the break gave them a lead they were never likely to surrender.

Clarecastle were on top early when Jason Considine and Adam Healy (two) gave them the lead after points from Cappamore’s Andy Moloney and Conor Sheehan. It should have been more but for missed chances and Leahy’s blocks off Éamonn Callinan and Alan Considine. However the winners turned the game when Leahy pounced on a defensive fumble to toe-poke his goal and Murphy followed up with an immediate point. Scores from Sheehan, John Ryan and Tommie O’Donoghue widened the gap before Callinan replied in injury time for the Banner club’s only second-half score.

Scorers for Cappamore: N Leahy 1-0, A Murphy, C Sheehan 0-2 each, J Ryan, T O’Donoghue 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clarecastle: A Healy 0-2, J Considine (f), E Callinan 0-1 each.

CAPPAMORE: B Leahy; D Keating, P Leahy, S Humphreys; B Sheehy, D Sheehy, B O’Connell; C Doherty, C Sheehan; D Deere, T O’Donoghue, B Creamer; A Murphy, J Ryan, E O’Donoghue. Subs: N Leahy for Bill Creamer (22), É Gleeson for B O’Connell (ht), J Campbell for E O’Donoghue (ht), S Sheehy for C Doherty (41), B Creamer for D Deere (57).

CLARECASTLE: A Page; D Murphy, J O’Connor, Barry Lynch; S Moloney, K O’Dwyer, J Reidy; P Kelly, A Healy; D Scanlon, J Considine, K Clohessy; É Callinan, Alan Considine, P Healy. Subs: Aaron Considine for D Murphy (41), K Lynch for Barry Lynch (41), E Brennan for P Healy (41), C Galvin for Alan Considine (50), Brian Lynch for J Considine (57).

Referee: J Lynch (Kerry)

 

Next Round – the winners play Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) or Rockchapel (Cork) in the Munster Final on December 9th in Mallow.

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

For the Record

Clarecastle (Clare) Cappamore (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A N/A
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 13
Won – 4
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 13
Won – 5
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives The County representatives of Clare and Limerick have never met in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship.

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday November 18th

@ Borrisokane                      Cappamore (Limerick) 2-7 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-6

Sunday November 25th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Kilmacthomas      Kilmacthomas (Waterford) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals
(Extra time)
Saturday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Clarecastle (Clare) v Cappamore (Limerick) 2:00pm

Sunday December 2nd (Replay date – Saturday December 8th)

@ Cork or Kerry venue         Rockchapel (Cork) v

Kilmacthomas (Waterford) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2:00pm


Final  (Extra time)

Sunday December 9th (Replay date – Saturday December 15th)

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Limerick’s representatives qualified for three consecutive finals in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship from 2008 through 2010.

Clare’s representatives have lost their first match in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship in the last four seasons.

Kerry’s representatives have won 11 consecutive matches in this competition dating back to 2008.

Waterford’s representatives have won 2 of their 10 matches in this competition since its inception in 2003, both at the expense of Clare opponents (in 2008 and 2010).

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 5 titles while Cork have 1 title courtesy of Canovee in 2008.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 0-13 Annascaul (Kerry) 0-11

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Gearoid Ryan, Anthony Roche, Eugene Murphy; Stephen Murray, Jeremy Murphy, Johnny Murphy (Captain); Michael O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Niall Hayes, John Hayes, Seamus Hayes; Mark Ronan, Declan Hayes, Maurice Moore.

2004 – Finuge (Kerry) 2-13 Aghabullogue (Cork) 3-4
FINUGE, KERRY: John Coleman (Captain); Enda Galvin, Pat Corridan, Michael Quilter; Eamonn Breen, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Michael Cronin; Trevor McKenna, Conor Galvin; Maurice Corridan, Paul Galvin, Roibeard Thornton; Raymond Galvin, John Griffin, Michael Conway.
Subs: Paudie Lyons for Quilter (second half); Jack Corridan for Thornton (36th minute); Ger Lovett for Conway (47th).

2005 – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-8 Erin’s Own (Cork) 0-10
ARDFERT, KERRY: Dermot Dineen, Simon Sinnott, Conor Flaherty, Johnny Stack, Sean Flaherty, Eamon Corridan, Mike Moloney, Jonathon Best, Martin Ferris, Brendan Flaherty, Eamon Ferris, John Dowling, Shane Griffin (Captain), Stephen “Santy” Wallace, James O’Halloran.
Subs: Brian Moloney for James O’Halloran, Patrick Donegan for Simon Sinnott

2006 – Duagh (Kerry) 1-9 Adrigole (Cork) 0-11
DUAGH (KERRY): John Halpin; Aenghus Carmody, John O’Brien, Diarmuid Nolan; Kieran Quirke, Thomas Dillon, Peter Sheeran; Anthony Maher, Jeremiah Kelly; Brendan O’Brien, Aidan Kelly (Captain), Declan Griffin; Tim Scanlon, Denis Lane, Eoin Horgan
Subs: Daniel O’Donoghue for Scanlon; Alan O’Brien for Brendan O’Brien

2007 – Canovee (Cork) 1-6 O’Callaghan’s Mills (Clare) 1-5
CANOVEE (CORK): Tim Lyons; James McCarthy, James Scanlon (Captain), Timmy Lyons; John O’Brien, Tommy Murphy, Brian Ahern; Eamonn Lyons, Brian O’Donoghue; Tomas O’Mahony, Pat Dunlea, Denis O’Sullivan; Con Dunne, Kevin Walsh, Paul Healy
Sub: D. Cronin for Healy

2008 – Skellig Rangers (Kerry) 0-11 Bruff (Limerick) 0-7
SKELLIG RANGERS (KERRY): Michael Brennan; Brian O’Sullivan, Wayne O’Sullivan, C Martin; K Martin, C O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan; Aidan O’Sullivan, Stephen O’Sullivan (Captain); John O’Driscoll, Brian Hickey, B Driscoll; Sean Courtney, Chris O’Driscoll, B Casey.
Subs: B O’Driscoll for John O’Driscoll (50), B O’Sullivan for Seamus O’Sullivan (60), D O’Sullivan for Casey (60), D Keating for McGill (62)

2009 – Castlegregory (Kerry) 1-20 Mountcollins (Limerick) 0-4
CASTLEGREGORY (KERRY): Shane Kenny; Gavin O’Connor, Joe Scully, Joe O’Connor; Sean O’Mahony, Steven Browne, Adrian Finn (Captain); Shane Hennessy, Ryan Kelliher; JB Spillane, Alan Fitzgerald, Brendan Lynch; Colm O’Mahony, Alan Lynch, Alan McNamara.
Subs: Colm Sills for Joe O’Connor, John Fitzgerald for Alan Lynch (both 37), D Heasman for Kelliher, Liam Maunsell for Sean O’Mahony (both 42), Sean O’Connor for Alan Fitzgerald (47)

2010 – St. Marys (Kerry) 2-12 Bruree (Limerick) 0-4
ST. MARYS (KERRY): D. Horgan; B. Curran, S. Curran, G. O’Driscoll (Captain); D. O’Sullivan, N. O’Driscoll, K. Curran; John Golden, Bryan Sheehan; Austin Constable, R. Keane, A. Walsh; Daniel Daly, P. O’Donoghue, J.A. O’Sullivan
Subs: I. Casey for N. O’Driscoll (inj. 30); C. Quirke for O’Donoghue (47); L. Sheehan for Keane (53); D. Walsh for Constable (53); D. Keating for J.A. O’Sullivan (54)

2011 – Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4
DROMID PEARSES (KERRY):  Alan Hogan; Padraig O’Sullivan, Dominick O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey; Denis “Shine” O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Shea, Michael Sheehan; Thomas Curran, Colm O’Connor; Ger O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Connor (Captain); Eoin O’Leary, Niall O’Shea, John Curran
Subs: Michael O’Connor for O’Leary (42); Christy Farrelly for Hallissey (43); Jamesy Ml. O’Sullivan for G. O’Sullivan (54)

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (7) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Cork (2) – 2003, 2007

Another accolade for 2010 All Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy

Former Tipp and 2010 All Ireland Final winning manager Liam Sheedy has another trophy in his collection. The last man to mastermind an All Ireland winning game plan against Kilkenny is amongst the recipients at the National Awards to Volunteers in Irish Sport. The former blue and gold boss was the recipient of the Special Recognition award for his work with his local club Portroe.

The awards celebrates the contribution of those who volunteer across all of Irish sport. In making the presentations Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, TD acknowledged the contribution made by volunteers saying that without their incredible efforts sport as we know it in Ireland today would not exist.

The National Awards are a collaboration between the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Irish Sports Council and the Federation of Irish Sport which represents over 70 sports in Ireland. This scheme is also supported by the Community Foundation of Ireland.

The award winners were selected by a committee chaired by Olympic gold medal winner, Ronnie Delany. Also on the committee were representatives from the Federation of Irish Sport, the Irish Sports Council, the Irish Times, RTE and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Speaking at the presentation of the awards Minister Ring said he was delighted to see the breadth of this year’s awards which took in ten sports. He said the honours were all well-deserved for they demonstrated once again just how important volunteerism is in Irish sport as we know it today. He said that despite the professionalism that has come into sport at all levels, volunteers still have a huge role to play.

Thurles Sarsfields seek historic breakthrough

Tipperary champions Thurles Sarsfields face Waterford kingpins De La Salle in the AIB Munster Club Championship Final for the second time in three years on Sunday 25 November. The men from the Premier are determined to land their first ever Provincial title. Captain Padraic Maher believes it is time Sarsfield’s finally captured the Munster Championship having already won a record 32 county titles.

Dean Ryan Cup Final – DLS 2-15 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire 0-10

Ryan hits 11 points in final cruise for DLS

De La Salle (Waterford) 2-15 G Mhuire AG (Cork) 0-10

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Independent newspaper

Dean Ryan Cup (SH) final

SHANE Ryan bagged 11 points as De La Salle were crowned champions for a third time in their history at Fraher Field, Dungarvan. Ryan was in outstanding form as DLS crushed first-time finalists Gaelcholaiste Mhuire to win the trophy for the first time since 2008. Ryan had notched eight points by half-time, four from play, as DLS led by 2-9 to 0-6. DLS led by 11 points at one stage in the first half and could afford to miss a penalty in the second half.

Wing-back Craig Brown, scorer of a first-half goal, saw his penalty brilliantly saved by Darragh O’Connell, who was initially penalised for barging into Ryan after collecting a high ball. After Daniel Gunning had opened the scoring for Gaelcholaiste Mhuire with a point in the first minute, DLS took over with a run of 1-3 without reply. The goal was well taken by Dessie Hutchinson, when the unmarked full-forward collected a handpass from Sean Treacy before drilling his shot past O’Connell. De La Salle’s fortuitous second goal arrived midway through the first half when Brown’s free from halfway went into the net.

Scorers – De La Salle: S Ryan 0-11(7f), D Hutchinson 1-1, C Brown 1-0f, P Hogan 0-2, K Crowley 0-1. Gaelcholaiste Mhuire: D Gunning (3f), D Lee (1f) 0-4 each, E Gunning (f), D Tuohy 0-1 each.

DE LA SALLE – E Purcell; N Blanchfield, E Hayden, S Barlow; C Brown, J McCarthy, K Dillon-Murphy; G Flynn, M Shanahan; P Hogan, S Treacy, M Roche; M Mullally, D Hutchinson, S Ryan.

Subs: P Walsh for Roche (36), S Walsh for Barlow (47), K Crowley for Mullally (54), I Long for Hayden (56), B Cunningham for Treacy (58).

GAELCHOLÁISTE MHUIRE – D O’Connell; B O’Callaghan, E Gunning, R O’Meara; E O’Keeffe, C O’Sullivan, A O’Donovan; C Hanafin, E O’Laoire; C Connolly, P White, L Coughlan; D Gunning, D Braham, D Lee.

Subs: D Tuohy for Braham (28), C O’Callaghan for White (42), E Sheehan for D Gunning (48).

Ref – W Barrett (Tipperary)

 

This year’s Dean Ryan final is a Cork/Waterford affair as Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G. the Irish college from the North Monastery on the North Side of Cork City take on De La Salle from Waterford City. The game will take place on the 21/11/12 at 1.30pm in Fraher Field, Dungarvan.

Gaelcholáiste Mhuire overcame fellow Corkonians: St Colmans, Fermoy and Midleton C.B.S. on route to the final. In their quarter final clash the boys from the Northside overcame an early deficit to run out winners by 2-12 to 0-6. However the score line is not a true reflection of what was an extremely tight and tense game. In the semi-final a strongly favoured Midleton C.B.S. team were put to the sword in a thrilling encounter which saw the Gaelcholáiste triumph with the bear minimum to spare on a shoreline of 0-12 to 1-8.

D.L.S. began their campaign with a draw against Clonmel, however the boys from the Newtown Rd proved far too strong in the replay running out comfortable winners on a score line of 3-15 to 0-11. In the quarter final St. Caimans provided the opposition but D.L.S. ran out emphatic winners, displaying top class hurling and a clinical eye for goal. It was an all Waterford affair in the semi-final as Backwater Community College from Lismore the defending champions looked to halt the impressive Waterford City outfit. The Lismore outfit put up a brave challenge but once again the ability of the D.L.S. forwards to get goals proved crucial as they pulled away to win by 4-13 to 0-11.

D.L.S. has an impressive record in this competition winning it on two occasions, their last triumph coming in 2008. On the other hand this is a first Munster Colleges ‘A’ final for Gaelcholáiste Mhuire which is a remarkable achievement for a school with such a limited playing pool to choose from. It promises to be a fascinating final.

Gaelcholáiste Mhuire Cork Panel

Dónal Ó Connaing Na Piarsaigh

Evan Ó Síocháin Na Piarsaigh

Dónal Mac Uidhir Na Piarsaigh

Adam Ó Súilleabháin Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Daithí Braham Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Pól De Faoite Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Conchúir Ó Briain Carraig na bhfear

Cian Mac Ghiolla Chainnigh Na Piarsaigh

Liam Ó Cochláin Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Coilín Ó Súilleabháin Na Piarsaigh

Rian Mac Eochain Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Seán Ó Ceallacháin Na Piarsaigh

Darragh Ó Conaill Na Piarsaigh

Ciarán Ó hAinifín Na Piarsaigh

Eoin Ó Laoire Na Piarsaigh

Dayne Ó Laoi Na Piarsaigh

Craig Ó Conghaile Na Piarsaigh

Roibéard Ó Méara Na Piarsaigh

Brian Ó Ceallacháin Na Piarsaigh

Eric Ó Caoimh Na Piarsaigh

Ailéin Breathnach Na Piarsaigh

Adam Ó Donnabháin Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Eadbhard Ó Connaing Na Piarsaigh

Cathal Ó Ceallacháin Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Seán Ó hArgáin Fanaithe na Ghleanna

Eoin Ó Conaire Na Piarsaigh

Darragh Ó Tuathaigh Na Piarsaigh

De La Salle Panel

Eoin Purcell Mooncoin

Niall Blanchfield Mooncoin

Eddie Hayden Ballygunner

Shane Walsh Piltown

Craig Brown Erins Own

Jack MacCarthy De La Salle

Kieron Dillion Dunphy Mooncoin

Gus Flynn Ballygunner

Mark Shanahan Erins Own

Peter Hogan Ballygunner

Sean Treacy Passage East

Michael Roche De La Salle

Mark Mullally Ballygunner

Dessie Hutchinson Ballygunner

Shane Ryan De La Salle

Luke Power Portlaw

Eddie Meaney De La Salle

Patrick Walsh Mooncoin

Brian Cunnigham De La salle

Kevin Crowley Mooncoin

Sean Barlow Passage East

Adam Power Ballygunner

Jeff Frampton Ballygunner

Ian Long Piltown

Adam Roche Passage East

Eddie Doherty Mooncoin

Conor O’ Sullivan Ballygunner

Darragh Lynch Passage East

Evan Whelan De La Salle

Stephen Lynch Passage East

John Phelan Passage East

Josh O’ Brien Roanmore

Jason Kirwin Erins Own

Denis Lynch Passage East

Jamie Roche De La Salle

David Cullinane Ballygunner

Sean O’ Sullivan Ryan Ballygunner

Jamie Burke (inj) Passage East

Shane Hannon Ballygunner

Roll of Honour – Corn an Rianaigh

Meanscoil na mBr. Dúrlas (12): 1936, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 55, 56, 65, 92, 2010

Coláiste Fhlannain (12): 1957, 61, 62, 67, 73, 76, 88, 97, 99, 2004, 2006, 2011

Coláiste Cholmain (11): 1970, 72, 77, 79, 83, 93, 94, 95, 2000, 2001, 2003

An Mhainistir Thuaidh (10): 1958, 59, 71, 75, 78, 80, 81, 84, 85, 90

Coláiste Mhichil Luimneach (5): 1937, 54, 64, 66, 68

Mainistir na Corann (5): 1940, 48,49,86,89

Coláiste Barra (3): 1069, 82, 98

Dún Garbháin (2): 1951, 53

Scairbh (2): 1991, 96

DLS Port Láirge (2): 2005, 2008

Inis (1): 1941

Coláiste Chriost Rí (1): 1963

Coláiste Iognaid Ris (1): 1974

Tiobraid Árann (1): 1987

P.S. Caiseal (1): 2002

Teampall Mór (1): 2007

Ard Scoil Rís (1): 2009

P.S. Blackwater (1): 2012

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final – Castlehaven (Cork) 1-5 Stradbally (Waterford) 0-7

Castlehaven capitalise as Stradbally let it slip

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Castlehaven 1-05 Stradbally 0-07

Over the line. Job done. Objective achieved. Castlehaven may have progressed to the Munster Club football final but the fashion of their victory contained for too much grit and graft for a match many expected to be a cakewalk.

Pushed to the pin of their collar yesterday in Clonakilty by a physically powerful Stradbally side, they found themselves losing with 11 minutes to play. With both sides struggling to come to terms with a biting wind and icy rain, there was no room for artistry in a tough contest, and while a one-point win was a fair reflection, the Waterford side ended the game deep in the opposing half, looking for an equaliser.

The match was the proverbial game of two halves, with the stiff breeze aiding Stradbally in the first half. They weren’t long using it to good effect, with David Grey and Shane Aherne (free) scoring early on. Sean Dinneen responded for Castlehaven, but it proved to be their only score of the half. Though they were able to win possession and retain the ball well, they were unable to make headway. With Waterford senior hurling captain Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh anchoring midfield, the Stradbally forwards enjoyed plenty of possession, even if they didn’t always make that count on the scoreboard.

They had points from Ger Power and Niall Curran before the end of the second quarter but hit a disastrous five wides in a row, some from very kickable positions. Castlehaven had their own travails: Stradbally clogged the midfield with bodies, which kept Damien Cahalane from making his trademark runs up field, though one huge positive for the West Cork men was keeper Paudie Hurley’s ability to drive the ball low into the breeze with his kick-outs, ensuring the battle for possession took place around the middle of the field.

Niall Curran and Shane Ahearne knocked over frees before the break to leave it 0-6 to 0-1 at the half. Castlehaven began the second half brightly, with Shane Nolan blasting over from the 14m line, but they then hit three wides in a row. Stradbally almost snatched a sensational goal on 36 minutes, when a Robert Aherne effort hung in the breeze and bounced off the Castlehaven bar outfield to safety. A goal at that stage would have given them a seven-point advantage which, given the conditions, their opponents would have hardly have reeled in, but as it was, Stradbally had a good lead with the game entering the third quarter, 0-6 to 0-2 ahead.

Then Brian Hurley scored an inspirational point for Castlehaven, which was followed by the game’s turning point. On 49 minutes Damien Cahalane surged up field and tried for a point, but the ball dropped into the Stradbally goal, where keeper Oliver Costello lost possession. The Waterford men couldn’t clear their lines and the ball rolled loose only to be first-timed to the net by Seanie Cahalane: 1-3 to 0-6. When Damien Cahalane floated over the lead point soon afterwards, the stage was set for Castlehaven to kick on, with their vocal support in the official attendance of 852 given them plenty of encouragement, but Stradbally rallied. Twice they turned over quickly-taken Castlehaven frees, but the wind that helped them in the first half was an obstacle they couldn’t surmount and their two efforts to gain parity went wide. Mark Collins added a 58th-minute point for Castlehaven, but the game still wasn’t over — Niall Curran’s late response, a pointed free, meant it was a one-point game even as Stradbally attacked in injury time, but Castlehaven kept them at bay.

The West Cork men now face Dr Crokes of Kerry, and as the Castlehaven manager James McCarthy pointed out, the side from the Kingdom would be entitled to the favourites’ tag based on the blue and whites’ performance yesterday. However, it wouldn’t do to understate the conditions and how they influenced both teams. Over the hour players spilled balls and misjudged bounces that would normally have been gathered as a matter of routine; the mere fact that both sides managed one point when facing the breeze is testament to how they both struggled to cope.

As a result, it would be unwise to write Castlehaven off ahead of the club final; normally a side managing six scores in an hour’s play wouldn’t inspire confidence, but along the way they kept their opponents to seven scores. They also have what cliché would describe as a happy knack of scoring opportune goals. Furthermore, that kind of arm wrestle in the depths of winter, rather than the opportunity to weave pretty patterns in attack, may have been just the challenge needed to deepen Castlehaven’s spirit and resolve for the provincial decider in two weeks.

Scorers for Castlehaven: S Cahalane 1-0, D Cahalane, S Dineen, S Nolan, M Collins, B Hurley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Stradbally: N Curran (1f) and S Aherne (0-1 45, 0-1 f) 0-2 each, P Kiely, G Power, D Grey 0-1 each.

CASTLEHAVEN: P Hurley, D. Limrick, L. Collins, T. O’Leary, C. Hayes, D. Cahalane, R. Whelton, S. Dineen, D. Hurley, S. Cahalane, M. Collins, A. Cahalane, S. Nolan, B. Hurley, S. Hurley.

Subs for Castlehaven: S Hurley for Whelton (59).

STRADBALLY: O. Costelloe, A. Doyle, K. Coffey, P. Doyle, T. Grey, E. Rockett, S. Lannon, M. Walsh, D. Grey, P. Kiely, G. Power, J. Coffey, N. Curran, S. Aherne, R. Aherne.

Subs for Stradbally: S Cunningham for D Grey (47), T Curran for Power (54).

Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

 

 

 

Next Round – the winners play Dr. Crokes (Kerry) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday December 2nd.

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

For the Record

Castlehaven (Cork) Stradbally (Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Castlehaven
1989, 1994, 1997)

0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
1997 N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
27 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2010 

(Nemo Rangers)

N/A
Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 27
Won – 21
Lost –  6
Drawn – 0
Played – 17
Won – 5
Lost –  10
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 21st 2010 at Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Club Semi-Final)
Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-12 Stradbally (Waterford) 1-5

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday November 4th

@ Quilty                                  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-8 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-13

@ Clonakilty                          Castlehaven (Cork) 1-15 Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 0-7

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 18th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

@ Dr. Crokes GAA Club  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 2:00pm

@ Clonakilty                          Stradbally (Waterford) v Castlehaven (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

Sunday December 2nd (Replay date – Saturday December 8th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Cork hold the best record in the Munster Club Championship with 21 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

Since 2008, Waterford clubs have won 1 match in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship, a victory for Stradbally over Doonbeg (Clare) by 0-7 to 0-4 in 2010.

Tipperary clubs have won 1 of their last 12 matches in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship dating back to 2002. Their sole victory in that period came in 2006 when Aherlow defeated Fr. Casey’s (Limerick) by 1-7 to 0-6 at Abbeyfeale.

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 14 titles, just over half the total of Cork clubs (27). Since 2000, Kerry have captured 3 Munster club titles. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 16 Munster Club Senior Football champions (6%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (14) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2011

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL 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 1964  – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.

Munster Club Senior FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-14 Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-6

Dr Crokes show their guile

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dr Crokes (Kerry) 1-14 Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-06

It was a long journey for Clonmel Commercials to Killarney yesterday for this Munster Club SFC semi-final against Kerry champions Dr Crokes, at Crokes’ own fabulous facility across the road from Fitzgerald Stadium, an arduous journey to play a game of football in almost the worst conditions imaginable. Players had to endure driving rain on a pitch which, perfectly prepared as it had been, was becoming more waterlogged by the minute.

At first glance, and taking the final scoreline especially, it also looks like it was a fruitless journey — it was not. This was a young Commercials team up against a seasoned side who were playing on their home patch. To even have a chance of winning, Clonmel needed all their best players on the pitch and all playing well. In the event, and already denied the services of county final goal-scoring hero Colman Kennedy (tied to a Cork City soccer team with whom he’s on scholarship) and the suspended Niall Kelly, before a ball was kicked in anger yesterday they were hit by three late defections.

Giant midfielder Eamon Hanrahan, centre-forward Fergal O’Callaghan and full-forward Michael Quinlivan, three pivotal players, were all ruled out through injury, replaced by three youngsters. In such circumstances, and up against a Dr Crokes team on their third Munster campaign in a row, powered by the likes of Eoin Brosnan, Johnny Buckley, team captain Kieran O’Leary and the incomparable Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, what chance Commercials? They could have rolled over and died, of course — not their way, said manager Philly Ryan. “Fate wasn’t kind to us this week but look, we have a big panel, we’re not going to use that as an excuse. Obviously they were big losses, when you come to Kerry to play a Kerry team and you’re from Tipperary, you need everything going right for you. Losing the lads during the week was a bit of a blow but we got on with it.”

Full credit to them for even coming within hailing distance of Crokes, as they were with only 13 minutes to go when the score stood at 0-12 to 0-6. However, a Crokes super-goal in the 52nd minute took the game completely beyond Commercials’ reach. The dismissal of their target man Ian Barnes two minutes later for the one sour note in the game didn’t help, but overall this was a very worthwhile exercise for the Tipperary champions.

Backed by the wind and rain, the home team quickly took control and with Cooper firing over five points from frees (3) and play (2), centre-forward Chris Brady coming in with a brace, midfielders Daithi Casey and the powerful Johnny Buckley with one each, they led by eight at the break, 0-10 to 0-2. Commercials weren’t for quitting, however, and three points in a row in the third quarter, from Barnes and the flying pair Richie Carroll and sub Alan Lonergan, had them within six as the game entered the final phase. It could have been even closer had Carroll opted for a goal rather than a point with his 36th-minute shot.

While the locals in the sizeable ! crowd weren’t worried about the final result, they were indeed impressed by the play of the visitors, of Seamus Kennedy, Aldo Matassa and the flying Jason Lonergan particularly. The goal is worth singling out for description, a superb team effort. It started with team captain Kieran O’Leary in the right corner, then went at pace through several pairs of hands — Jamie Doolan to Brian Looney to Johnny Buckley — before ending up in the powerful paws of the in-rushing Eoin Brosnan. Eoin’s piledriver finish gave Evan Comerford no chance in the Commercials goal — sheer brilliance, especially in the conditions.

Next up now for Dr Crokes is a tilt with Cork champions Castlehaven in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday week, a game to which joint manager Vinnie Casey is already looking forward with relish. “Castlehaven will be tough opponents and we will have to step up; I’m confident we have the players to do it. They know that they are just 60 minutes away from a Munster title so that will be our job over the next couple of weeks, getting them prepared for that. “Castlehaven will bring a huge ferocity and hunger, they will tackle hard and they’ll be up for it but I am hoping that our guys will as well. It won’t be hard to motivate them for a Munster final, especially against Cork opponents.”

Scorers for Dr Crokes: C Cooper 0-8 (6f); C Brady 0-3 (1f); E Brosnan 1-0; L Quinn, D Casey, J Buckley, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clonmel Commercials: I Barnes 0-2; J Harney, R Carroll, S Kennedy, A Lonergan, 0-1 each.

DR CROKES: D Moloney; J Payne, M Moloney, F Fitzgerald; L Quinn, E Brosnan, S Myers; D Casey, J Buckley; K O’Leary (c), C Brady, B Looney; G O’Shea, C Cooper, J Doolan.

CLONMEL COMMERCIALS: E Comerford; F Condon (c), D Lynch, D Madigan; K Harney, S Kennedy, S Taylor; A Matassa, I Fahy; L Moore, J Lonergan, R Carroll; I Barnes, J Peters, J Harney.

Referee: M Collins (Cork)

 

Next Round – the winners play Castlehaven (Cork) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday December 2nd.

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

For the Record

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Dr. Crokes
1990, 1991, 2006, 2011)

0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
2011 N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
14 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2011 

(Dr. Crokes)

N/A
Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 23
Won – 14
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 16
Won – 3
Lost –  12
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 21st 2010 at Leahy Park Cashel
(Munster Club Semi-Final)
Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-11 Aherlow (Tipperary) 0-9
(after extra time)

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday November 4th

@ Quilty                                  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-8 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-13

@ Clonakilty                          Castlehaven (Cork) 1-15 Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 0-7

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 18th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

@ Dr. Crokes GAA Club  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 2:00pm

@ Clonakilty                          Stradbally (Waterford) v Castlehaven (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

Sunday December 2nd (Replay date – Saturday December 8th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Cork hold the best record in the Munster Club Championship with 21 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

Since 2008, Waterford clubs have won 1 match in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship, a victory for Stradbally over Doonbeg (Clare) by 0-7 to 0-4 in 2010.

Tipperary clubs have won 1 of their last 12 matches in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship dating back to 2002. Their sole victory in that period came in 2006 when Aherlow defeated Fr. Casey’s (Limerick) by 1-7 to 0-6 at Abbeyfeale.

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 14 titles, just over half the total of Cork clubs (27). Since 2000, Kerry have captured 3 Munster club titles. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 16 Munster Club Senior Football champions (6%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (14) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2011

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL 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 1964  – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.

Munster Club Senior FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

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