AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – Kildorrery (Cork) 4-19 Butlerstown (Waterford) 0-11

Kildorrery run riot in second-half

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kildorrery 4-19 Butlerstown 0-11

Kildorrery cruised into their first Munster Club JHC final with this facile 20-point victory over Butlerstown at Carriganore yesterday. It may come as a surprise to those who did not make it to the game based on the final score, but the Waterford men put it up to Kildorrery in the first-half. Indeed the winners had to wait until the 24th minute to register their first score from play. Their confident, free flowing and highly impressive hurling, however, was already threatening to engulf the opposition and once they clicked fully into gear on the turnover they transformed this semi-final into a rout. Early on they were totally reliant on the free-taking accuracy of Peter O’Brien for scores and despite carrying a leg injury into the game he would emerge as Butlerstown’s tormentor-in-chief. He ended with a personal tally of 2-9 before being judiciously substituted six minutes from time.

Butlerstown enjoyed a decent share of the territorial spoils in the opening half, but with the exception of Jim Power and an industrious Richie Barron they carried little serious threat to a defensive formation that was superbly well marshalled by Michael Walsh in the pivotal role with confident colleagues all round him. It was on the turnover, however, that Kildorrery most impressively turned on the style and, with Eamonn O’Connor and the flying Dave Kelly lending O’Brien every support, they wasted no time copper-fastening their place in that provincial decider. Their second goal in the 39th minute was an O’Connor gem, and after O’Brien had rattled in his side’s third in the 42nd minute the rout was well and truly completed when Finbar Stapleton crashed their fourth three minutes from time. Butlerstown’s day of disappointment was compounded all the more when they had two players, defender Conor Power and centre forward Brian Power dismissed in the closing stages on second yellow cards.

Scorers for Kildorrery: P O’Brien 2-9 (1-7fs, 1 65), D Kelly 0-5 (1f), E O’Connor 1-1, F Stapleton 1-0, W Fouhy 0-3, S Kelly 0-1.

Scorers for Butlerstown: Jim Power 0-8 (4fs), R Barron, John Power, T Costello 0-1 each.

KILDORRERY: J McEniry; N Kelly, S Fitzgerald, J Howard; L Kelly, M Walsh, R McEniry; J McCarthy, C O’Baoill; F Stapleton, E O’Connor, S Kelly; D Kelly, P O’Brien, W Fouhy.

Subs: L O’Keeffe for O’Brien (54), J Walsh for Howard (55), B Young for N Kelly (57), L McGovern for Stapleton (58).

BUTLERSTOWN: E Power; C Power, S Nolan, D Power; D Grace, H Kavanagh, P Power; C Breheny, J Francis; Jim Power, B Power, T Costello; R Barron, P Matthews, John Power.

Subs: P Lavery for Nolan (29), S Matthews for P Power (41), J Cantwell for Francis (45).

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

 

Next Round – the winners play St. Kieran’s (Limerick) in the Munster Final on Sunday December 9th in Mallow.

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

For the Record

Butlerstown (Waterford) Kildorrery (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
0 6
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
N/A 2011
Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 11
Won – 2
Lost – 9
Drawn – 0
Played – 23
Won – 20
Lost –  3
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 16th 2008 (Munster Club Quarter-Final) at Coachford
Dripsey (Cork) 3-17 Modeligo (Waterford) 0-12 – Diarmuid O’Riordan scored 2-6 to help Dripsey to a comfortable 14 point victory over Mondeligo.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Saturday November 10th

@ Feenagh                            St. Kierans (Limerick) 0-14 Kilsheelan-Kilcash (Tipperary) 1-2

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

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) v St. Kierans (Limerick) 2:00pm

@ WIT GAA Grounds                       Butlerstown (Waterford) v Kildorrey (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

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

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Cork clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the years of the competition since beginning in 2003 and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last four seasons.

Waterford clubs have lost their last 5 matches in this competition dating back to 2007.

The Limerick representatives in the Munster Junior Hurling Championship have won at least 1 match in each of the last 4 seasons.

Kerry clubs have lost their last 3 matches in this competition dating back to 2009.

Clare have not entered a team in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship for the last 5 seasons but are destined to a return for the 2013 season.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 10.7 points. The winning club has averaged 20.6 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 9.9 aggregate points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley. Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH (CORK): Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS (TIPPERARY): Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY (CORK): Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK (LIMERICK): Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN (CORK): Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

2011 – Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
CHARLEVILLE: Cyrian Curtin; Micheal O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Dennehy; Barry McCarthy, Colm O’Flynn, Brendan Dennehy; James Casey, Daniel O’Flynn (Captain); Derry Murphy, Gavin Kelleher. Alan O’Connor; Andrew Cagney, Mervyn Gammell, James O’Brien
Subs: Mark Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), P.J. O’Halloran for Gammell (58), Denis O’Sullivan for M. O’Flynn (58), Fergus O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), James Foley for D. O’Flynn (58)

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Cappamore (Limerick) 2-7 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-6

13-man Cappamore battle to victory

By James Hayden for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cappamore (Limerick) 2-07 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-06

13-man Cappamore overcame Borrisokane to book a Munster JFC quarter-final clash with Clarecastle following a tough encounter at rain-lashed Borrisokane yesterday. Playing into the stiff breeze, the Limerick champions opened up a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after just ten minutes. Cappamore pulled further ahead in the 14th minute when Murphy’s speculative shot ended up in the net. Borrisokane battled to get back into contention with captain Philip Austin on target from close-range frees but still trailed by four at the break, 1-4 to 0-3. Cappamore dominated from the restart but in the closing quarter they had Declan Deere and Denis Keating dismissed for second bookable offences. Borrisokane bagged two late consolation points from Philip Austin and Enda Forde but had Tadgh Slevin dismissed late on.

Scorers for Cappamore: A. Murphy 1-6 (0-4f); C. Doherty 1-0; T. O’Donoghue 0-1.

Borrisokane: P Austin 0-4f, B. Davis and E. Forde 0-1 each.

CAPPAMORE: B. Leahy; D. Keating, P. Leahy, S. Humphries; 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 Creamer (43); E. Gleeson for O’Connell (46); J. Campbell for E. O’Donoghue (51).

BORRISOKANE: S. Stapleton, R. Davis, C. Forde, S. Moriarty; S. Cleary, P. McSherry, S. Nevin; A. Austin, E. Forde; G. Harding, P. Austin (C), B. Davis; C. Larkin, T. Slevin, B. Donnelly.

Subs: S. Hartnett for Moriarty (41), C. Darcy for Donnelly (41).

Referee: J. Bermingham (Cork)

 

Next Round – the winners play Clarecastle (Clare) in the Munster Semi-Final on November 24th in Cappamore.

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

For the Record

Borrisokane (Tipperary) 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 – 12
Won – 3
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 12
Won – 4
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 4th 2011 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick
(Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-9 Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-10

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

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

@ Borrisokane               Borrisokane (Tipperary) v Cappamore (Limerick) 2:00pm

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

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


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

@ Clare or Limerick venue  Clarecastle (Clare) v

Borrisokane (Tipperary) or 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

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.

In 2011, Kildangan became the first Tipperary club to qualify for the final of the Munster Club Junior Football Championship, defeating Sean Finns (Limerick) and Sliabh gCua (Waterford) before losing to Dromid Pearses (Kerry) by 0-15 to 1-5 in the final.

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

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 Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 1-11 Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-7

St Kieran’s power past Kenmare

By Mortimer Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Kieran’s (Limerick) 1-11 Kenmare (Kerry) 1-07

West Limerick side St Kieran’s needed a productive second half to end Kenmare Shamrocks’ double-winning Munster Club championships aspirations at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. Kenmare, who are also involved in the Munster Club JFC next Sunday, had as much of the play as their Limerick opponents in the opening half, but with the exception of the speedy Liam O’Shea, they lacked the necessary firepower. St Kieran’s took an early lead through Donie Nolan (three) and Anthony Molyneaux but a fortuitous 20th-minute goal by Kenmare marksman Sean O’Regan gave his side a way back into the game and despite a well-worked 26th-minute goal for St Kieran’s by Ian MacKessy, it was 1-5 to 1-4 at the interval. St Kieran’s took over in the second half with five unanswered points killing off the game.

Scorers for St Kieran’s: D Nolan 0-7 (6fs), I MacKessy 1-0, A Molyneaux 0-2, J McCarthy, R Cahill 0-1.

Scorers for Kenmare Shamrocks: S O’Regan 1-5 (5fs), S O’Sullivan and L O’Shea 0-1 each.

ST KIERAN’S: J Greaney; M Windle, P McCarthy, B McCarthy; M Flynn, P Windle, S Windle; A Molyneaux, JB Hartnett; C Madigan, J McCarthy, R Cahill; D Collum, D Nolan, I MacKessy.

Subs: D Treacy for I MacKessy (40), J Mullins for D Collum (59).

KENMARE SHAMROCKS: S Mac Gearailt; M Fitzgerald, DJ Brennan, J Healy; T O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, E O’Sullivan; K O’Sullivan, A Crowley; S Duncan, J Wharton, L O’Shea; A O’Leary, S O’Regan, J Duncan.

Subs: S Ryan for E O’Sullivan (25), K Fitzgibbon for J Duncan (45).

Referee: J O’Connell (Cork)

 

Next Round – the winners play Butlerstown (Waterford) or Kildorrery (Cork) in the Munster Final on Sunday December 9th in Mallow.

For the Record

St. Kierans (Limerick) Kenmare Shamrocks
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
N/A
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 15
Won – 7
Lost – 8
Drawn – 0
Played – 11
Won – 2
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 13th 2010 (Munster Club Quarter-Final) at Kilgarvan
Effin (Limerick) 1-15 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 0-7

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Saturday November 10th

@ Feenagh                            St. Kierans (Limerick) 0-14 Kilsheelan-Kilcash (Tipperary) 1-2

Semi-Finals
Saturday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) v St. Kierans (Limerick) 2:00pm

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

@ WIT GAA Grounds           Butlerstown (Waterford) v Kildorrey (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

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

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

The Limerick representatives in the Munster Junior Hurling Championship have won at least 1 match in each of the last 4 seasons.

Kerry clubs have lost their last 3 matches in this competition dating back to 2009.

Cork clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the years of the competition since beginning in 2003 and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last four seasons.

Waterford clubs have lost their last 5 matches in this competition dating back to 2007.

Clare have not entered a team in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship for the last 5 seasons but are destined to a return for the 2013 season.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 10.7 points. The winning club has averaged 20.6 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 9.9 aggregate points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley. Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH (CORK): Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS (TIPPERARY): Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY (CORK): Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK (LIMERICK): Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN (CORK): Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

2011 – Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
CHARLEVILLE: Cyrian Curtin; Micheal O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Dennehy; Barry McCarthy, Colm O’Flynn, Brendan Dennehy; James Casey, Daniel O’Flynn (Captain); Derry Murphy, Gavin Kelleher. Alan O’Connor; Andrew Cagney, Mervyn Gammell, James O’Brien
Subs: Mark Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), P.J. O’Halloran for Gammell (58), Denis O’Sullivan for M. O’Flynn (58), Fergus O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), James Foley for D. O’Flynn (58)

Waterford Club wins Ulster Bank GAA Force

Ulster Bank GAA Force, a community initiative which supports local GAA clubs across the country, has announced Erin’s Own GAA Club in Waterford as the winner of this year’s top prize. Over 500 clubs from all over Ireland entered the competition and Erin’s Own GAA Club has emerged with a support package worth €25,000 to refurbish and upgrade their facilities.

Four clubs, one from each province were also announced as runner-up and will each receive support packages worth €5,000. They were Clooney Quin GAA Club (Clare), Two Mile House GAA Club (Kildare), Eire Óg GAA Club (Roscommon) and St. Ergnat’s GAC Moneyglass (Antrim).

This is the second year of the initiative which coincides with Ulster Bank’s sponsorship of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championships. Already over the past two seasons, Ulster Bank GAA Force has attracted entries from almost 1,000 clubs. €90,000 worth of much needed support has been provided to the 10 clubs to win the top level prizes, while 200 further clubs have received smaller support packages worth €100.

The first two years of this great initiative has also been responsible for assembling a signifianct number of volunteers to help out at the designated Ulster Bank GAA Force Winning Weekends for the lucky clubs to carry out their particular renovations. This season’s winners will come together over the coming months.

The overall winner, Erin’s Own GAA Club in Waterford, is at the heart of the local community but like most small GAA clubs, they have always struggled to make ends meet. Winning the support package of €25,000, will allow them to greatly enhance their facilities, attract new members and sort out overcrowding issues in their compact changing rooms. With the prize the club plans to modernise their facilities and construct a ball wall. Members from Ulster Bank Custom House Quay and Dungarvan in Waterford and club volunteers will be on hand to help during the club’s winning weekend to convert a storage building into a juvenile changing room, adult changing room and add a female/disabled toilet.

The four runners-up, Clooney Quin GAA Club in Clare, Two Mile House GAA Club in Kildare, Eire Óg GAA Club in Roscommon and St. Ergnat’s GAC Moneyglass in Antrim, will use their support packages of €5,000 to develop and upgrade playing fields, carry out essential refurbishments to facilities, provide a community gym and introduce a greener energy programme sourcing materials locally.

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Ulster Bank GAA Force Ambassador said: “It was great to see Ulster Bank GAA Force return after the success of last year. The entries have grown considerably with over 500 clubs across the country entering the initiative. In recent years GAA clubs have been finding it extremely difficult to maintain and improve facilities due to funding and Ulster Bank GAA Force has provided clubs with this unique opportunity of carrying out necessary refurbishments while bringing their community together. “

Speaking at the announcement of the Ulster Bank GAA Force winners, Phelim Dowling, Secretary, Erin’s Own GAA Club, said: “Erin’s Own has survived for 88 years and we have always made the best of our resources over the years. We are proud of our achievements and development work to date however winning Ulster Bank GAA Force will permit us to provide the modern facilities that may otherwise be beyond our reach. Everyone here at the club is extremely grateful for this support and we look forward to this exciting new time for us.”

The Ulster Bank GAA Force initiative was open to all GAA clubs, who were asked to submit their entries on Ulster Bank’s dedicated GAA website – www.ulsterbank.com/gaa. Entrants were asked to provide details of their club’s plans to make improvements, outline the role of the club in their locality and the benefits the makeover would have on the club, and the wider community. The first 100 clubs who registered also received a mini support package to the value of €100.

Croke Park Centenary Club

Croke Park Launches The Centenary Club – 100 Premium Tickets on sale now!

A one-time special offer!

Croke Park today teamed up with goalkeepers Paul Durcan, (Donegal football) and James Skehill, (Galway hurling) and Uachtarán Chumunn Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill (13th November) to launch The Centenary Club – 100 one year premium tickets for 2013.

In advance of the Croke Park 100 Year Celebrations, which begin in January 2013, Croke Park and the GAA are launching The Centenary Club, offering one year premium seats in the Davin Stand.

This ticket delivers exceptional value for money priced at only €500 per person where ticket holders can experience the excitement of GAA matches in Croke Park and enjoy guaranteed seats with unparalleled levels of service and comfort on Premium Level.

These tickets make an ideal Christmas gift or a treat for any sports lover.

Peter McKenna, Stadium & Commercial Director commented that: “We believe that 2013 will be a very special year for Croke Park in light of what is a special milestone and we want to mark the occasion by giving everyone the chance to be part of the celebrations.

“By offering 100 Premium Level tickets at such a unique price, GAA supporters have the opportunity to attend all GAA matches at Croke Park during what will no doubt be another action packed year. “

The Centenary Club ticket includes:

• Reserved seating in Premium Level Davin Stand

• Entrance to all GAA matches in Croke Park

• Advance option to buy concert tickets

• Access to Restaurants, bars and cafés on Premium Level, Partner promotions, Business Events

With only 100 tickets available, early booking is recommended. Find out more on www.crokepark.ie/centenaryclub

Croke Park 100 Years: Home of the GAA

2013 will mark 100 years since the naming and signing of the deeds for Croke Park. Throughout 2013, a series of events and activities will be organised to mark this celebration inviting members and supporters to share their memories and stories about Croke Park.

For Further Information Contact:

Maeve Whooley

Croke Park

01 819 2302 / 087 6172530

mwhooley@crokepark.ie

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi-Final – Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-20 Sarsfields (Cork) 2-15

Last-gasp Ruth tips the scales in real thriller

Thurles Sarsfields 2-20 Sarsfields 2-15

Report by Jackie Cahill for the Irish Independent newspaper

SUPERSUB Richie Ruth netted in the first minute of stoppage-time at Semple Stadium to send Tipperary champions Thurles Sarsfields through to the provincial final for the second time in three seasons. Ruth’s strike settled a gripping semi-final with Cork kingpins Sarsfields to keep Thurles on track for their first Munster crown. They will meet Waterford’s De La Salle on November 25 in a repeat of the 2010 decider. Thurles could yet look back on Ruth’s priceless goal as the key moment in their 2012 season, and possibly beyond. The visitors trailed by six points with 12 minutes remaining, but Eoin Quigley’s 49th-minute goal revived the visiting challenge and, when Cian McCarthy fired over two late frees, the sides were level at 2-15 to 1-18 heading into stoppage-time. The crowd of 2,934 were looking at extra-time, but Ruth would have a crucial say, collecting a handpass from Michael Cahill before flashing home a brilliant goal at the Town End.

County final Man of the Match Aidan McCormack clipped over his fifth point from play before 35-year-old Johnny Enright, who was superb at midfield, put the icing on the Thurles cake with time almost up. Once again, Thurles came through a huge battle, having claimed a hard-fought victory against Kilmallock on Limerick soil at the quarter-final stage. And when they needed them most, the marquee names on the Thurles side came up with big moments.

Lar Corbett cracked home a magnificent first-half goal and after a difficult couple of months, perhaps the 2010 All-Ireland final hat-trick hero may be rediscovering some top form. Corbett hit 1-1 in the first half and worked tirelessly but the key forwards for Thurles were Pa Bourke, who hit five of his seven points from play, and McCormack, who also hit five points from play. For Cork’s Sarsfields, McCarthy finished as leading scorer with eight points, seven of those from placed balls. Wexford star Quigley scored a goal in each half while towering full-forward Michael Cussen got little change from a rock-solid Thurles full-back line.

Sarsfields boss Pat Ryan felt that Cussen received little or no protection from referee Michael Wadding. Ryan said: “I think sometimes when you have a lot of inter-county players on your team, you get a lot of frees. I don’t think we got that. “Michael Cussen was winning ball and there were fellas hanging off him and he couldn’t get any free. But if you touched Padraic Maher, he was down and they got a free. He’s a super player but I think that’s the way some things go.”

At half-time, Thurles led by 1-11 to 1-8 following a high-scoring and hugely entertaining first half. The Cork side led by 0-3 to 0-2 in the early stages before Corbett lit up a gloomy Semple Stadium with a quite brilliant goal in the seventh minute. The 2010 Hurler of the Year, scorer of 1-2 against Kilmallock, fetched an Enright clearance at midfield and ran a straight line some 60 yards through the heart of the opposition’s defence before unleashing an unstoppable shot past Alan Kennedy. Thurles were almost in for a second goal four minutes later but Kennedy tipped Bourke’s shot over the crossbar.

And the Rebel representatives hit back with a goal in the 12th minute, finished at the second attempt by Quigley. It appeared the visitors had weathered the storm when McCarthy and Gavin O’Loughlin popped over points for the Cork champions to open up a 1-6 to 1-4 lead with 17 minutes on the watch. But they wouldn’t score again for 14 minutes and in that time Thurles reeled off seven unanswered points to establish a five-point advantage, 1-11 to 1-6. Bourke and McCormack were finding space to good effect, latching onto excellent deliveries from the middle third to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

The Cork side ended their barren period on the scoreboard with a McCarthy ’65’ in the first minute of stoppage-time at the end of the half, after Thurles goalkeeper Patrick McCormack had somehow managed to divert Ronan Murphy’s shot wide. Before the break, Quigley added a point to his earlier goal and despite falling away for a huge chunk of the first half, Ryan’s charges were still in touch at the break. Thurles pulled away again after the break, but their opponents battled back to draw level, only for Ruth to have the final say.

Scorers — Thurles Sarsfields: P Bourke 0-7 (2f), A McCormack 0-5, L Corbett 1-1, J Enright 0-4 (3f), R Ruth 1-0, M Gleeson, M O’Brien, G O’Grady 0-1 each. Sarsfields: C McCarthy 0-8 (6f, 1 ’65), E Quigley 2-1, G O’Loughlin, R Murphy 0-2 each, D Roche, T Óg Murphy 0-1 each.

THURLES SARSFIELDS — P McCormack; S Maher, K O’Gorman, David Maher; D Kennedy, P Maher, M Cahill; M Gleeson, J Enright; P Bourke, J Corbett, L Corbett; M O’Brien, Denis Maher, A McCormack. Subs: R Ruth for J Corbett (41), J Maher for Gleeson (inj, 41), G O’Grady for J Maher (51), S Cahill for O’Brien (60+3).

SARSFIELDS — A Kennedy; D Kenneally, J Barry, C O’Sullivan; D Kearney, R Ryan, C Leahy; T Óg Murphy, E Quigley; G O’Loughlin, R Murphy, D Roche; R O’Driscoll, M Cussen, C McCarthy. Subs: E O’Sullivan for D Kearney (h-t), K Murphy for O’Driscoll (38), G O’Kelly-Lynch for Leahy (53), W Kearney for R Murphy (58).

Ref — M Wadding (Waterford)

 

Late Thurles surge seals the deal in cliffhanger

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipp) 2-20 Sarsfields (Cork) 2-15

It was a game to warm the blood in a chilly Semple Stadium. This Munster club SHC semi-final came with a late Thurles surge to win the battle of the Sars. Right from the start it was a contest of the highest calibre, two teams taking advantage of a break in the recent rainy weather to serve up a quality contest, a game garnished with several sumptuous scores. The Cork champions were fastest from the traps, two points on the board in the first three minutes courtesy of freetaker Cian McCarthy and wing-forward Daniel Roche.

Tipperary inter-county colleagues Pa Bourke and Lar Corbett were soon into the fray for Thurles, however, first Pa with two points, then Lar with a trademark virtuoso goal. Grabbing a high Pádraic Maher clearance around midfield, Lar took off at pace, directly down the throat of the Cork side’s defence. Everyone backed off, waiting for the lay-off. It never came, Lar instead opting to go it alone, finishing with a fierce drive to the net. That goal was the difference between the teams in the 11th minute but it could have been more, Alan Kennedy making a brilliant point-blank save to deny Bourke, who had stolen in behind the defence, the shot deflected over for a point – 1-4 to 0-4. Not for long. At the other end of the field Wexford county player Eoin Quigley started and finished a move that resulted in the first goal for his adopted side and this score gave his side a boost, Cian McCarthy and Gavin O’Loughlin adding points to put the visitors two ahead in the 17th minute, 1-6 to 1-4.

Entertaining fare for a disappointing attendance of just 2,934, but it was to get even better. Thurles Sars went on a run, the most sustained period of dominance by either side in the game, hitting seven points without reply in an 11-minute spell to lead by five as the game headed into time-added-on. A couple of points before the break, however from McCarthy and Quigley had the game back in the melting-pot, 1-11 to 1-8, and given there was no breeze to speak of it was still all to play for. The third quarter was won by Thurles, and well won, veteran midfielder Johnny Enright making his presence felt from long-range frees (two) and general play as the Tipperary champions stretched their lead to six. It wasn’t over, however – far from it.

Back came the Cork Sars and again it was a Quigley goal, a duplicate of Lar Corbett’s first-half effort in style and execution, followed by points from the lively Ronan Murphy and Cian McCarthy. Suddenly what had been a six-point lead was down to one. The Cork champions did tie it up, 2-15 to 1-18 as the game entered the three signalled minutes of added time but that’s when Thurles really exploded. First it was wing-back Michael Cahill with a great burst up the middle before parting to sub Richie Ruth for the decisive goal, then two clinching points from Aidan McCormack and big-hitting Johnny Enright. Tough on the Cork Sars but overall, a fair result. “There are no medals or cups given out today,” Thurles manager Seamus Quinn pointed out. “For us to get back to that stage, regardless of who we were meeting, was a battle. We’re here now and it’s 50-50.”

Scorers for Thurles Sars: P Bourke 0-7 (2fs), A McCormack 0-5, L Corbett 1-1, J Enright 0-4 (3fs), R Ruth 1-0, G O’Grady, M Gleeson, M O’Brien, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Sars: C McCarthy 0-8 (6fs, 1 65), E Quigley 2-1, G O’Loughlin, R Murphy 0-2 each, D Roche, T Óg Murphy 0-1 each.

Subs for Thurles Sarsfield: R Ruth for J Corbett (41), J Maher for Gleeson (inj. 41), G O’Grady for J Maher (51), S Cahill for A McCormack (60+1).

Subs for Sars: E O’Sullivan for D Kearney (inj. 30), K Murphy for O’Driscoll (39), G O’Kelly-Lynch for Leahy (inj. 53), W Kearney for R Murphy (57).

Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

 

Quinn: We always find a way

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

They won in a shootout yesterday, they chiselled out a win a defensive battle against Kilmallock — any which way, Thurles Sars will find a way to win, says manager Seamus Quinn. “Kilmallock is a tight pitch, the stadium (Semple) is a bit different — the crowd is further back and you have more room to express yourself on the field. I thought both teams did that.” So they did, none more so than veteran midfielder Johnny Enright who, following the early injury to his partner Michael Gleeson, took up the slack for Thurles and put in a superb performance.

Quinn agreed: “Johnny has a new lease of life since he’s gone out to the middle of the field but he has all of the experience in the world. He pulled off some great scores from frees.” For Sars (Cork) manager Pat Ryan, this was a chance lost, though the Cork champions bowed out with honour. However he had some issues with the officiating. “I’m very proud of our fellas. We were six points down in the second half and we didn’t get many breaks. “I think sometimes when you have a lot of inter-county players on your team, you get a lot of frees. I don’t think we got that. “Michael Cussen inside was winning ball, fellas hanging off him and he couldn’t get any free, but if you touched Pádraic Maher, he was down and they got a free.

“Pádraic’s a super player but I think if you’re not an inter-county player you don’t get those frees. “You could see that in the second half — we didn’t get any frees. “Maybe Michael needs to work on it — maybe he’s too honest, needs to go down and get more frees. “But the better team won on the day and we wish them the best of luck against De La Salle in the final.”

 

Thurles Sarsfields through to Munster Club SHC final

Report from Breakingnews.ie

Thurles Sarsfields ran out 2-20 to 2-15 winners over Cork champions Sarsfields in this afternoon’s AIB Munster Club SHC semi-final clash at Semple Stadium. Lar Corbett and Richie Ruth scored the Tipperary side’s goals with Pa Bourke (0-7, 0-2f), Aidan McCormack (0-5) and Johnny Enright (0-4, 0-3f) claiming the bulk of their points. Cian McCarthy levelled for Sars in injury-time, but a final spurt from the Tipp men – including Ruth’s goal and points from McCormack and Enright – sealed the home win.

Leading 1-11 to 1-8 at the break, Thurles were sent on their way by Corbett’s seventh-minute goal. The former Hurler of the Year netted after a terrific catch near midfield and a storming run through the Sars rearguard. But Sars were back level within six minutes, drawing encouragement from goalkeeper Alan Kennedy’s save of stinging Pa Bourke drive. Just moments later, Sars midfielder Eoin Quigley started and finished a clever move with his goal squaring things up at 1-4 apiece. Thurles corner forward McCormack then took centre stage during a six-point surge from the hosts and that key period kept them ahead for the interval. Thurles remained on course with early second half points from Bourke and Enright, stretching the margin to five in front of a 2,934-strong crowd.

However, the Tipp club wobbled when Quigley burst through for his second goal in the 48th minute and the equally impressive Ronan Murphy tagged on a point for 1-17 to 2-12. Free-taker McCarthy fired over three more points in the closing stages, boosting his own tally to 0-8 (0-6, 0-1 ’65’) and getting Sars back on terms. Thurles hit some bad wides during this spell, but substitute Ger ‘Redser’ O’Grady landed a confidence-boosting point and they killed off Sars’ challenge in injury-time as Michael Cahill’s strong run set up Ruth’s goal. Thurles will face Waterford champions De La Salle in the provincial decider on Sunday, November 25.

Thurles Sarsfields: Pa Bourke 0-7 (0-2 frees), Aidan McCormack 0-5, Johnny Enright 0-4 (0-3 frees), Lar Corbett 1-1, Richie Ruth 1-0, Michael Gleeson, Ger O’Grady, Michael O’Brien 0-1 each.

Sarsfields: Cian McCarthy 0-8 (0-6 frees, 0-1 ’65), Eoin Quigley 2-1, Gavin O’Loughlin, Ronan Murphy 0-2 each, Daniel Roche, Tadhg Óg Murphy 0-1 each.

Next Round – the winners play De La Salle (Waterford) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday November 25th.

Admission Prices
Adults – €15
Student/OAP – €10
All Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) Sarsfields (Cork)
2012 Team Manager Seamus Quinn Pat Ryan
2012 Team Captain Padraic Maher Joe Barry
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 0 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
N/A N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
11 17
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2007
(Loughmore-Castleiney, Tipperary 1-6
Tulla, Clare 0-7)
2009
(Newtownshandrum, Cork 2-11 Ballygunner, Waterford 2-9)
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 24
Won – 13
Lost –  9
Drawn – 2
Played – 19
Won – 10
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 1st 2009 at Semple Stadium Thurles
(Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Newtownshandrum (Cork)   0-19
Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 1-15
Odds and Ends The last home victory by a Tipperary Club Senior Hurling champion in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship came in 2007 when Loughmore-Castleiney defeated Erins Own (Cork) by 2-11 to 0-14 in the Quarter-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles.

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 (Replay date – Saturday November 17th)

@ Sixmilebridge           Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) v De La Salle (Waterford) 2:00pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Sarsfields (Cork) v Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2:30pm

Final

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


2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

No home team has won a match in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship over the past 3 seasons, a run of 7 games of success for the travelling team.

Sarsfields (Cork) won the Cork title for the third time in five seasons last month thanks to a 1-15 to 1-13 victory over Bishopstown. Sarsfields (Cork) centre-forward Cian McCarthy was the top scorer in the Cork SH final scoring 8 points, 6 from frees. On their two previous appearances in the Munster Club Championship, Sarsfields (Cork) lost to De La Salle on both occasions with both matches played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh,  2008 (0-18 to 0-16) and 2010 (0-22 to 2-15 – after extra time).

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 three wins (over Kilmallock, Limerick twice 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).

Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) reached the final of the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship on five occasions, winning the title in 1967 (3-9 to 2-7 v Carrick Davins, Tipperary) and in 1968 (5-8 to 4-3 v Ballygunner, Waterford). Newmarket-on-Fergus lost the Munster Finals of 1973, 1974 and 1978.

Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) along with Roscrea (Tipperary), Blackrock (1979) and St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield (Clare) are the only clubs in Munster to win back to back Provincial club titles.

De La Salle (Waterford) have never lost a match in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. In their four matches to date, they have only scored one goal in 200 minutes of action (against Adare (Limerick) in the 2008 Munster Club Final). De La Salle have won their four matches by a total of six points, winning the Munster titles of 2008 and 2010.

Of the 5 participating counties in this year’s Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship, Waterford have the best record since 2000 with 17 victories and 1 draw out of 26 matches played. Tipperary has the next best record with 13 wins and 2 draws out of 24 games. Cork have a marginally winning record while Clare and Limerick have losing records since 2000 at this grade.

Cork won 10 Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship titles in a row from 1971 through 1980 during a period where the Cork champions contested 12 Munster finals in a row. Interestingly, Cork then went from 1987 to 2003 without winning the title.

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.

All Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final – Myshall (Carlow) 3-10 Truagh/Clonlara (Clare) 0-11

Myshall (Carlow) defeated Truagh/Clonlara (Clare) by 3-10 to 0-11 in the All Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday at Dr. Cullen Park Carlow.

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi-Final – De La Salle (Waterford) 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 0-10

Keane cracks it for De La Salle

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Newmarket-On-Fergus 0-10 De La Salle 1-10

They say past performance is no guarantee of future success, but the benefits of experience were plain to see in Sixmilebridge yesterday, as De La Salle of Waterford snatched a dramatic late win over Newmarket-on-Fergus in the Munster Club SHC semi-final. The game was deadlocked at 0-10 each deep in injury time when Dean Twomey of De La Salle won possession and drove deep into the opposition half. The Waterford contingent in the crowd of 2,509 howled for a point, but Twomey showed the cleverness accrued in recent successful Munster club campaigns. He delayed his pass to Paidi Nevin until he’d drawn an opponent, and Nevin again turned down an easy point opportunity, feeding John Keane who sidestepped Newmarket keeper Darren Duggan to slap home the killer goal.

The breakfasts in Newmarket will be a little sour this morning. The Clare champions hit a soul-destroying five consecutive wides in the second half when the game was there to be won, and wing-forward Michael McInerney’s rocket from close range in the 40th minute cannoned off the bar and out the field with De La Salle keeper Stephen Brenner powerless. On balance, however, De La Salle deserved their win. They settled quickly and jumped out to a three points to one lead thanks to scores from Bryan Phelan (free), John Mullane and Paidi Nevin.

Newmarket relied heavily on Colin Ryan from frees and play, and the attacker had to roam far outfield to win ball. De La Salle’s powerful half-back line of Phelan, Kevin Moran and Eoin Madigan held the Newmarket attack in check, and the covering of Stephen Daniels behind them meant the Clare side couldn’t keep the ball in the opposition half. At the other end, De La Salle had points from John Keane (two), Twomey and another Phelan free, with Shane O’Brien Jr and Ryan (two, one free) replying for Newmarket. That made it seven points to five on 20 minutes, but ominously for De La Salle, they’d already hit six wides.

When Ryan converted another free for Newmarket in first-half injury time there was just one between them, 0-7 to 0-6, and De La Salle had hit another four wides, bringing their first-half total to 10. Newmarket hit the ground running on the resumption with two cracking points from Shane O’Brien Sr — both from almost the right corner — to give them the lead. A Jake Dillon free and a fine Mullane point restored the De La Salle advantage before McInerney rattled the crossbar following an excellent James Liddy run. McInerney lofted over a good score from range on 41 minutes to level matters, but Twomey pointed to edge De La Salle in front almost immediately afterwards, 0-10 to 0-9.

There would only be two more scores in the game, but before those came Newmarket hit those five consecutive wides. McInerney eventually levelled matters five minutes from the end of normal time, and Newmarket would hit another two wides after that with the game in the melting pot. The profligacy was catching: Dillon missed a relatively straightforward chance with a minute of normal time left, and everyone in the ground was considering extra time before Keane’s nerveless goal. A dozen wides indicated De La Salle’s superiority in general play, while the Waterford club’s supporters might trace their opponents’ rally in the first half to Kevin Moran’s temporary withdrawal to full-back to ride out the effects of a dead leg. But they will need to improve significantly to have a chance of beating Thurles Sars; that wides tally will have to be readjusted downwards if they mean to add a third provincial title.

Scorers for Newmarket: C. Ryan 0-4 (0-2 fs, 0-1 65); S. O’Brien sr, M. McInerney 0-2; S. O’Brien jr, D. Barrett 0-1.

Scores for De La Salle: J. Keane 1-2; B. Phelan (fs), J. Mullane, D. Twomey 0-2 each; P. Nevin and J. Dillon (f) 0-1.

NEWMARKET ON FERGUS: D. Duggan, E. O’Brien, J. McInerney, S. O’Connor, N. O’Connor, E. Barrett (c), A. Barrett, E. Hayes, M. O’Hanlon, D. Barrett, C. Ryan, M. McInerney, S. O’Brien jr, A. Kilmartin, S. O’Brien sr. Subs for Newmarket: J. Liddy for Kilmartin, 38; S. Kelleher for S. O’Brien jr 50.

DE LA SALLE: S. Brenner, C. Watt, I. Flynn, S. Daniels, B. Phelan, K. Moran (c), E. Madigan, E. Barrett, D. Twomey, P. Nevin, D. Greene, J. Dillon, J. Mullane, J. Kennedy, J. Keane. Subs for De La Salle: O. Keevers for Watt, 37; C. Sheehan for Madigan, 49; S. McNulty for Greene, 50.

Referee: J. Ryan (Tipperary).

 

Keane breaks Newmarket hearts with late clincher

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

De La Salle 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus 0-10

Waterford champions De La Salle pulled this one out of the fire as corner-forward John Keane scored a last-minute winning goal in Sixmilebridge. The match appeared to be heading for extra-time in the tense closing moments when Eddie Barrett broke through the Newmarket defence and passed the ball to Paudie Nevin. He found Keane and the corner-forward buried his shot into the net from close range. Clare champions Newmarket, who had Tipperary’s All-Ireland-winning manager Liam Sheedy acting as a special advisor, will feel that this was one they left behind, considering they shot five consecutive second-half wides in a period of dominance. However, on the other hand, De La Salle were also off target on nine occasions before the break, going in 0-8 to 0-7 ahead at the whistle.

Bryan Phelan opened the scoring for the Waterford City team inside a minute with a long-range pointed free but in a dogged first half they couldn’t exert their dominance on the scoreboard, mainly due to their wayward shooting up front. Phelan added another point before the break to bookend some good scores by Keane (2), John Mullane, Paudie Nevin and mid-fielder Dean Twomey. Newmarket began the second period brightly, showing that they meant business by taking the lead temporarily through a pair of points by Shane O’Brien Snr. A Jake Dillon free, and a Mullane effort from play, regained the advantage for the visitors by the 41st minute and then a Mike McInerney score for the hosts had the teams level again, at nine apiece, a minute later. That leveller was then followed by a vital score by De La Salle’s Twomey as Newmarket fought back admirably to try and snatch a first Munster club win in over 30 years.

McInerney made it 0-10 all with five minutes remaining after his thunderbolt shot earlier in the half hit the crossbar to let the Deise side off the hook. However, the Waterford men had the decisive last act when Keane was in the right place to fire home the winning goal and set up another Munster final contest with Tipperary champions Thurles Sarsfields.

Scorers — De La Salle: J Keane 1-2, D Twomey, J Mullane, B Phelan (2f) 0-2 each, J Dillon (f), P Nevin 0-1 each.

Newmarket-on-Fergus: C Ryan 0-4 (2f, 1 ’65), M McInerney, S O’Brien Snr 0-2 each,D Barrett, S O’Brien Jnr 0-1 each.

De La Salle — S Brenner; C Watt, I Flynn, S Daniels; E Madigan, K Moran (capt),B Phelan; E Barrett, D Twomey; P Nevin, D Greene, J Dillon; J Keane, J Kennedy,J Mullane. Subs: O Keevers for Watt (36), C Sheehan for Madigan (49), S McNulty for Greene (50).

Newmarket-on-Fergus — D Duggan; S O’Connor, J McInerney, E O’Brien; N O’Connor, E Barrett (capt), A Barrett; E Hayes, M O’Hanlon; D Barrett, C Ryan, M McInerney; S O’Brien Jnr, A Kilmartin, S O’Brien Snr. Subs: J Liddy for Kilmartin (38), S Kelliher for S O’Brien Jnr. (50).

Ref — J Ryan (Tipperary)

For the Record

Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) De La Salle
(Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 2 2
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
1968 2010
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
9 5
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2000
(Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17 Mount Sion, Waterford 3-8)
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 – 19
Won – 7
Lost –  11
Drawn – 1
Played – 26
Won – 17
Lost –  8
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 15th 2009 at Walsh Park Waterford
(Munster Club Semi-Final)
Ballygunner (Waterford) 1-14 Cratloe (Clare) 0-15
Odds and Ends The last home victory by a Clare Club Senior Hurling champion in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship came in 2007 when Tulla defeated Ballyduff Upper by 2-13 to 0-14 in the Semi-Final at Cusack Park Ennis.

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 (Replay date – Saturday November 17th)

@ Sixmilebridge           Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) v De La Salle (Waterford) 2:00pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Sarsfields (Cork) v Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2:30pm

Final

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

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

No home team has won a match in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship over the past 3 seasons, a run of 7 games of success for the travelling team.

Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) reached the final of the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship on five occasions, winning the title in 1967 (3-9 to 2-7 v Carrick Davins, Tipperary) and in 1968 (5-8 to 4-3 v Ballygunner, Waterford). Newmarket-on-Fergus lost the Munster Finals of 1973, 1974 and 1978.

Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) along with Roscrea (Tipperary), Blackrock (1979) and St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield (Clare) are the only clubs in Munster to win back to back Provincial club titles.

De La Salle (Waterford) have never lost a match in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. In their four matches to date, they have only scored one goal in 200 minutes of action (against Adare (Limerick) in the 2008 Munster Club Final). De La Salle have won their four matches by a total of six points, winning the Munster titles of 2008 and 2010.

Sarsfields (Cork) won the Cork title for the third time in five seasons last month thanks to a 1-15 to 1-13 victory over Bishopstown. Sarsfields (Cork) centre-forward Cian McCarthy was the top scorer in the Cork SH final scoring 8 points, 6 from frees. On their two previous appearances in the Munster Club Championship, Sarsfields (Cork) lost to De La Salle on both occasions with both matches played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh,  2008 (0-18 to 0-16) and 2010 (0-22 to 2-15 – after extra time).

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 three wins (over Kilmallock, Limerick twice 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).

Of the 5 participating counties in this year’s Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship, Waterford have the best record since 2000 with 17 victories and 1 draw out of 26 matches played. Tipperary has the next best record with 13 wins and 2 draws out of 24 games. Cork have a marginally winning record while Clare and Limerick have losing records since 2000 at this grade.

Cork won 10 Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship titles in a row from 1971 through 1980 during a period where the Cork champions contested 12 Munster finals in a row. Interestingly, Cork then went from 1987 to 2003 without winning the title.

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 Semi-Final – Finuge (Kerry) 2-9 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-9

Galvin sees red but Finuge edge to final

By Brendan Buckley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

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

Despite the 45th minute sending off of Paul Galvin, Finuge advanced to the Munster IFC final against Cork’s St Vincent’s. The Kerry inter-county man was shown a straight red card midway through the second half of this tough battle in Bruff. Galvin clashed with Robert O’Donnell, who was also dismissed but for a second yellow card offence. Pallasgreen were to finish with 13 with midfielder Jonathan Deere also shown a second yellow card in the 60th minute. John Colbert-managed Finuge, who lined out without the injured Eamon Fitzmaurice, led 2-4 to 0-6 at half-time, all scores in the opening 15 minutes.

A Paul Galvin free had them off the mark in the first five minutes. Pallasgreen’s Chris McMahon replied with a free but then the Kerry champions opened the first meaningful lead. Raymond Galvin pointed and then in the ninth minute came the first of James Flaherty’s two goals when he finished high to the net from close range. Eddie Mulcahy hit back for Pallasgreen but a Galvin free and a fine Maurice Corridan score increased the margin to 1-4 to 0-2 with 14 minutes played. Then Flaherty struck again. This time he side-stepped keeper Denis O’Connor to fire to an empty net for a 2-4 to 0-2 lead.

Finuge did not score again in the half as Pallasgreen battled back. Points from McMahon (frees), Kevin Barry and Tony McMahon had the lead down to four points by half-time. Three points on the resumption from Stephen Power, John Griffin and Pat Corridan reaffirmed the Finuge control. But they were to score just another two points in the remaining 23 minutes. The double-sending off came midway though the half as Finuge led 2-7 to 0-7. McMahon and Seamus Hayes had Pallasgreen points but their goal came too late from sub Pa Hennessy.

Scorers for Finuge: J Flaherty 2-0, P Galvin 0-2 (2f), R Galvin, M Corridan, J Griffin, S Power, P Corridan (f), J McCarthy, R Heffernan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Pallasgreen: C McMahon 0-4 (4f), P Hennessy 1-0, E Mulcahy, K Barry, T McMahon, T Cosgrave, S Hayes 0-1 each.

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

Subs: J McCarthy for Conway (42), F Fitzmaurice for J Corridan (52), R Heffernan for Power (52), M Lynch for R Galvin (56).

PALLASGREEN: D O’Connor; W O’Dwyer, W McCarthy, K Dillon; S Hayes, L O’Dwyer, E Mulcahy; T McMahon, J Deere; R O’Donnell, C McMahon, S Mulcahy; K Barry, A Shanahan, A Wallace.

Subs: T Cosgrave for S Mulcahy (36), O Roche for K Barry (42), P Hennessy for Wallace (50).

Referee: R Hickey (Clare)

 

Limerick GAA – Pallas’ lose to Finuge as three sent off

Report from the Limerick Leader newspapee

LIMERICK intermediate football champions Pallasgreen had to give way to Kerry’s Finuge on a 2-9 to 1-9 scoreline in this Munster club IFC semi-final. But not before a titantic struggle in a tough encounter in Bruff. The game saw three players dismissed by Clare official Rory Hickey.

Former Footballer of the Year Paul Galvin was shown a straight red card midway through the second. Galvin clashed with Pallasgreen’s Robert O’Donnell, The Limerick man was also sent to the line but only for a second yellow card. Indeed Pallasgreen ended up with just 13-players as Jonathan Deere was dismissed in injury-time. Like O’Donnell, it was also for a second yellow card.

On the field of play, Pallasgreen were left to rue a slow start. In their quarter-final win over Ballinameela in Waterford they scored early goals but on this occasion they found themselves 2-4 to 0-2 down after 15-minutes. They did hold the Kerry champions scoresless for the remainder of the half and it was 2-4 to 0-6 at half time. The Kerry side increased the lead with three points on the resumption but again Pallasgreen then held them scoreless for over 15-minutes. But, alas, Pallasgreen could’t find the necessary goal. It eventually came in injury time from substitute Pa Hennessy.

SCORES: Pallasgreen: C McMahon 0-4 (4frees), P Hennessy 1-0, E Mulcahy, K Barry, T McMahon, T Cosgrave, S Hayes 0-1 each. Finuge: J Flaherty 2-0, P Galvin 0-2 (2frees), R Galvin, M Corridan, J Griffin, S Power, P Corridan (free), J McCarthy, R Heffernan 0-1 each.

PALLASGREEN – Denis O’Connor; Willie O’Dwyer, Wayne McCarthy, Kevin Dillon; Seamus Hayes, Lorcan O’Dwyer, Eddie Mulcahy; Tony McMahon, Jonathan Deere; Robert O’Donnell, Chris McMahon, Seamus Mulcahy; Kevin Barry, Aidan Shanahan, Alan Wallace. Subs: Trevor Cosgrave for Seamus Mulcahy (36mins), Owen Roche for Kevin Barry (42mins), Pa Hennessy for Alan Wallace (50mins).

FINUGE – Cillian Fitzmaurice; Chris Allen, Trevor McKenna, Declan McCarthy; Paudie Galvin, Pat Corridan, Conor Fitzmaurice; Paul Galvin, Maurice Corridan; Jack Corridan, John Griffin, Stephen Power; James Flaherty, Michael Conway, Raymond Galvin. Subs: John McCarthy for Michael Conway (42mins), Fergus Fitzmaurice for Jack Corridan (52mins), Ricky Heffernan for Stephen Power (52mins), Mike Lynch for Raymond Galvin (56mins).

REFEREE – Rory Hickey (Clare).

Next Round – the winners play St. Vincent’s (Cork) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday November 25th

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Finuge (Kerry) Pallasgreen (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
6 0
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2011
(Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-14 Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-6)
N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 20
Won – 16
Lost –  3
Drawn – 1
Played – 13
Won – 4
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 7th 2010 at Bruff(Munster Club Semi-Final)
Gneeveguilla (Kerry) 2-7 Galbally (Limerick) 1-5 

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)
Saturday November 3rd

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

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

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


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 11th (Replay date – Saturday November 17th)

@ Bruff                                               Finuge (Kerry) v Pallasgreen (Limerick) 2:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Rinn St. Vincent’s (Cork) v O’Curry’s (Clare) 2:00pm


Final (Extra time)

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

2:00pm throw-in

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.

Clare clubs have reached the Munster Club Intermediate Football Final in 4 of the last 6 seasons dating back to 2006.

The victory of Pallasgreen (Limerick) over Ballinameela (Waterford) in the 2012 Munster Club Quarter-Final broke a losing streak of 6 matches for the Limerick representatives in this competition dating back to 2006.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 15 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 Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final – St. Vincent’s (Cork) 0-7 O’Curry’s (Clare) 0-6

Barry bags late winner for Vincent’s

By Peter McNamara for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Vincent’s (Cork) 0-7 O’Curry’s (Clare) 0-6

Just as extra-time loomed at Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday Cian Barry conjured a match-winning score for St Vincent’s. But they will be far from relaxed facing into the final. The standard of shooting was awful in this semi-final. In the first half alone there were 10 wides and 11 balls dropped short into the respective goalkeepers’ hands. Only the performance of St Vincent’s Derek O’Connor counter-balanced the overriding negatives as he scored 0-4 and created Barry’s winner. St Vincent’s led 0-3 to 0-2 at half-time and it took O’Curry’s 56 minutes to score from play, that from Jack Scanlon to level the match at 0-6 apiece.

O’Curry’s were far too reliant on Ger Quinlan – the midfielder expertly nailed five frees – and it eventually came back to haunt them as despite playing against 14 men from the 45th minute after Stephen Ray was sent off for a second bookable offence, Dinny McMahon’s men could not penetrate a resolute St Vincent’s defence. Quinlan gave O’Curry’s a fifth minute lead however Anthony Buckley and O’Connor, firing over a beauty in the 21st had St Vincent’s in front. Quinlan levelled two minutes later however O’Connor ensured St Vincent’s led at the interval. Jonathan Buckley (free) and O’Connor then extended St Vincent’s advantage by the 41st minute, 0-5 to 0-2. However, three frees from Quinlan in seven minutes levelled the sides on 49. O’Connor restored St Vincent’s advantage with a 30m free before Scanlon equalised. Yet Barry would have the final say drilling over in additional time.

Scorers for St Vincent’s: D O’Connor 0-4 (0-1 f), J Buckley (0-1 f), A Buckley, C Barry 0-1 each.

Scorers for O’Curry’s: G Quinlan 0-5fs, J Scanlon 0-1.

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

Subs: D Duggan for A Buckley (35), F Murphy for J Buckley (43), G Kelleher for F Murphy (56).

O’CURRY’S: PJ Greene; O Quinlan, M O’Shea (capt), P Roche; B Troy, S Haugh, T Downes; G Quinlan, D Troy; E Brew, D Clohessy, M Foran; E Troy, J Scanlon, D Carmody.

Subs: M Carmody for Foran (37), J Downes for Clohessy (51).

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

For the Record

St. Vincent’s (Cork) O’Curry’s (Clare)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
3 0
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2005
(Carbery Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-7)
N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 10
Lost –  6
Drawn – 1
Played – 17
Won – 8
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 22nd 2009 at Cusack Park Ennis
(Munster Club Semi-Final)
Cratloe (Clare) 3-4 Valley Rovers (Cork) 0-5

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)
Saturday November 3rd

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

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

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


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 11th (Replay date – Saturday November 17th)

@ Bruff                                               Finuge (Kerry) v Pallasgreen (Limerick) 2:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Rinn St. Vincent’s (Cork) v O’Curry’s (Clare) 2:00pm


Final (Extra time)

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

2:00pm throw-in

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.

Clare clubs have reached the Munster Club Intermediate Football Final in 4 of the last 6 seasons dating back to 2006.

The victory of Pallasgreen (Limerick) over Ballinameela (Waterford) in the 2012 Munster Club Quarter-Final broke a losing streak of 6 matches for the Limerick representatives in this competition dating back to 2006.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 15 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).