Frankie Walsh (former Waterford hurler) – RIP

Waterford County Board are sad to announce the death of Frankie Walsh, Mount Sion GAA Club, and former Waterford Senior Hurling Captain and All Ireland Medal winner.

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Frankie Walsh RIP

GAA supporters across Waterford and the province of Munster were saddened to learn of the death of former Waterford hurler Frankie Walsh this week. Frankie’s exploits on the hurling field first came to prominence at a Provincial level when he made the Waterford Minor hurling team in the mid-1950s before graduating to the Senior panel in 1956. After a decade dominated by Cork and Tipperary to that point, Waterford would make the breakthrough in 1957 as they defeated Cork by 5 points in the Munster Final with Frankie Walsh at centre-forward flanked by Tom Cheasty and Seamus Power in a powerful half-forward line. Despite playing well in the All-Ireland for long periods, Kilkenny finished stronger and pipped the Decies by a point.

Waterford would return to the National stage in 1959, again defeating Cork in the Munster Final – this time by three points with Frankie Walsh captaining the team from centre-forward. Kilkenny again provided the opposition in the All-Ireland and after a high scoring draw, Waterford won the replay by eight points. As captain, Frankie had the honours of walking up the steps of the Hogan Stand to collect the Liam MacCarthy Cup – the last Waterford captain to do so at this level.

The following spring, Frankie had the honour of captaining the Munster hurlers in the Railway Cup which at that stage was in its heyday as the finals were held on St. Patrick’s Day. Munster would capture their fourth Railway Cup in a row in 1960 as Frankie did not look out of place in a forward division which included Jimmy Doyle, Jimmy Smyth and Christy Ring. Frankie had already won a Railway Cup medal in 1957 and would go on to capture further medals at this grade in 1961, 1963 and 1966.

At inter-county level, Waterford’s ambitions for further honours were denied by Tipperary in the early 1960’s but they would return to the winners enclosure in 1963 when they captured National League honours before defeating a Tipperary team looking for their third All-Ireland in a row. Waterford’s 0-11 to 0-8 Munster Final victory would see Frankie win his third Munster Senior Hurling medal and amazingly, would begin a run of 39 years before another Munster title at this grade was secured. Kilkenny once again provided the opposition in the All-Ireland and after another high scoring affair, Waterford would lose out by 6-8 to 4-17.

Though Frankie Walsh kept playing with Waterford throughout the 1960’s, no further honours were secured before his last season of Senior inter-county hurling in 1969. Frankie enjoyed much success with his club Mount Sion during the 1950’s and 1960’s winning numerous County titles in both hurling and football.

In 2001, the Munster Council honoured Frankie Walsh with the Munster Hurling Hall of Fame award, an appropriate recognition for Frankie’s contribution to Mount Sion, Waterford, Munster and the GAA. Upon learning of the passing of Frankie Walsh, Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh said “I was saddened to hear of the death of Frankie Walsh. He will forever be remembered as the captain of an outstanding Waterford hurling team who captured All-Ireland honours in 1959 and is revered as one of the best forwards of his generation. On behalf of Munster GAA, we extend our sympathies to the bereaved at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Tribute written by Munster GAA PRO – Ed Donnelly

GAA Clubs invited to go ‘Off the Booze & On the Ball’

Members of GAA clubs across the province have once again been challenged to go ‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’ in a bid to kick-start their New Year on a healthy footing and raise some funds in the process.

This fun challenge with a healthy twist invites participants to abstain from alcohol for the month of January and in doing so seek sponsorship to go towards their local GAA club. The initiative is being driven by the Association’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Programme – a joint initiative with the HSE that aims to reduce the harm caused by the misuse of alcohol and other substances.

The event was launched nationally in Croke Park on Tuesday, December 4, by An Uachtarán CLG Liam O’Neill, who confirmed to the assembled media and guests that he too would take up the challenge and abstain from alcohol for the month of January. Minister of State at the Department of Health, Alex White, T.D. was attended the launch and commended the GAA for the Association’s on-going work in the area of health promotion.

Individuals and panel members can sign up at www.gaa.ie/asap where they will receive a sponsorship card and an information pack containing details on health, exercise and diet. Participating clubs are also encouraged to run a health-related activity in their community on the last weekend of their challenge such as a charity match or a fun run/walk or cycle. If January does not suit then your club can participate in the challenge in February – the online registration page will remain open. One individual can also register on behalf of an entire panel if they are interested in taking up ‘The Pint Sized Challenge’. A participating club from each province will be selected for a special prize which will be awarded in Croke Park in March.

Further information is available from your County ASAP Officers or from the GAA website at www.gaa.ie/asap

 

 

AIB All-Ireland GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-12 Tír Chonaill Gaels (London) 0-6

Crokes in fine fettle for new year

By Brendan O’Brien, Ruislip for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dr Crokes 3-12 Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-06

Dr Crokes manager Noel O’Leary reckoned afterwards his side had lost just three of the 50 or so games played in 2012. There was never any danger of that figure becoming four. His opposite number, Paddy Clarke, had played up his side’s chances of causing what would have been a seismic shock last week, but there was less than a quarter of an hour played before the penny dropped. The rest was mere padding. For Crokes, it may be more accurate to describe it as a chore given the workload their year of stockpiled successes has subjected them to. “It was a long year, a great year for us and the club in general,” said midfielder Ambrose O’Donovan. “It was always going to be tough coming over here and we have done what we had to today on a tough, heavy pitch. “This was our eighth game on the trot and the legs got very heavy in the second-half. We knew we had to batten down the hatches a bit and get through it and we pulled through in the end.”

Pre-judging the capabilities of teams from the UK or USA is never easy. The Gaels impressed in securing their 14th London championship in what is their 50th year in existence but that was back in October and they hadn’t togged out since. Crokes were coming from the opposite end of the spectrum. Games have toppled on them thick and fast even as the year dragged to a close and last week, found them overcoming Rathmore in the O’Donoghue Cup final. Luke Quinn and Shane Myers sat out that one but both wing-backs were back in the 15 for a game played out in front of a decent crowd and a Tricolour that rested at half-mast after the passing of Kingdom legend Páidí Ó Sé.

The Gaels presented with a panel hailing from 15 counties, and they looked poised to present a serious examination for the visitors after an opening in which Kevin McMenamin displayed his class. The former Donegal player twice engineered space for himself in the first five minutes and his finishing was just as clinical. Had he got his fingertips to a through ball from Ciaran Wall on 14 minutes he may have had a goal, too. By then, Crokes were already finding their feet on the undulating and unforgiving Ruislip turf and McMenamin’s near miss was compounded less than a minute later when Kieran O’Leary claimed the first goal. O’Leary spent the afternoon being shadowed by Peter Sherry, who once played in an All-Ireland semi-final with Fermanagh, but the Crokes captain rounded his man with ease before firing low past the goalkeeper and a defender on the line. Crokes needed just 12 minutes to claim two more. Both goals had their genesis in sublime flick-ups on the run from Brian Looney firstly and then Colm Cooper and both were finished by Chris Brady. The second, fashioned after a defence-splitting Cooper fist pass, was probably that bit better.

Crokes were bending the game to their will at that point, with O’Donovan and Johnny Buckley bossing the middle. By the time the half-time whistle sounded, they had 3-7 to their credit and all but one point had come in the preceding 21 minutes. The Gaels management could have pointed the finger at any line of the pitch as that most in need of aid but they chose their forward division with Ciarán Boyle and Luke Kavanagh thrown on in an attempt to make some ball stick and relieve the pressure on their backs.

It didn’t work. McMenamin was a marked man after his opening and no-one else was capable of picking up the slack. The final margin could have been whatever Crokes wished it but they eased off the throttle in the second period. The game may have been beyond the Londoners but teams of Crokes’ character don’t cross their paths all that often and the Gaels carried on and enjoyed their best period in the 15 minutes after the interval. The only black mark was their finishing. Though they launched a succession of forward probes in that time, they were left to rue the fact that five of them ended with dispiriting wides. Even McMenamin was guilty. Twice. Eventually, Crokes roused themselves as if aware that to round off such a memorable year with a plodding performance would be a dereliction of duty and the last three points came courtesy of the men from Kerry. A marathon season is finally over but Ballymun await.

Scorers for Tir Chonaill Gaels: K McMenamin (0-3, 0-1 free); E O’Neill (0-2 frees); P Sherry (0-1).

Scorers for Dr Crokes: C Brady (2-1); K O’Leary (1-2); C Cooper (0-4, 0-2 frees); L Quinn (0-1); J Buckley (0-1); B Looney (0-1); A Kenneally (0-1); D Casey (0-1 free).

TIR CHONAILL GAELS: B McBrearty; T Gribben, D Harrington, B Collins; M McConville, E McConville, P Sherry; M Gottsche, C Doyle; E Mageean, F Horan, B Mitchell; C Wall, E O’Neill, K McMenamin.

Subs: L Kavanagh for Mageean (18); C Boyle for Wall (22); J McGrath for Mitchell (30); A Concannon for Horan (50).

DR CROKES: D Moloney; J Payne, M Moloney, F Fitzgerald; L Quinn, S Doolan, S Myers; A O’Donovan, J Buckley; K O’Leary, D Casey, B Looney; C Brady, C Cooper, J Doolan.

Subs: A Kenneally for Looney (49); D O’Leary for Myers (54); G O’Shea for Doolan (56). B Falvey for Casey (58).

Referee: D Fahy (Longford)

 

AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final: Tír Chonaill Gaels (London) 0-6 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-12

Dr. Crokes successfully negotiated their way past a tricky assignment in London on Sunday, beating Tír Chonaill Gales by a clear 15-point margin at Ruislip. The Munster champions are through to the semi-finals of the competition for the second year running, where they will face Dublin kingpins Ballymun Kickhams on February 16. Having lost in each of their last 13 games at this stage of the competition, Gaels were up against it from the start, and their hopes of causing an upset were in ruins when Crokes hit three first half goals.

Kieran O’Leary (pictured in action above) struck his side’s opening goal to leave the Kerry champions 1-5 to 0-2 ahead midway through the first half. Brady then hit the back of the net twice before the break, as Crokes raced into an unassailable 3-7 to 0-3 lead. Although Gaels opened the second half scoring, Crokes eased into the last four comfortably with a controlled second half display.

Match Preview

Sunday, December 16

AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final

Tír Chonaill Gaels (London) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry), Emerald Grounds, Ruislip, 1.30pm

With the four provincial championships decided in recent weeks, the All-Ireland series stages of the AIB Club Championship begin this weekend with the meeting of London champions Tír Chonaill Gaels and Kerry kingpins Dr. Crokes at Ruislip. The Exiles, who beat Kingdom Kerry Gaels at the Emerald Grounds on October 14 to claim their 14th county title, will be banking on ‘home’ advantage to tip the balance in their favour against a Crokes side that has played 11 matches in the last 12 weeks.

Gaels have been largely inactive since mid-October, while Crokes star Colm Cooper spoke this week of the fatigue that has set in in the Kerry champions’ camp after such a demanding end to the calendar year. Crokes, certainly, could have done without a trip across the water for a tricky quarter-final assignment so close to Christmas, having retained their Munster title with a clinical defeat of Castlehaven just a fortnight ago. The Kingdom outfit didn’t even have the luxury of a week off to enjoy their latest provincial success, as they were back in action last Sunday, when they beat Rathmore to claim the East Kerry title thanks to three Chris Brady goals.

Crokes do, however, travel to London with some inside information on their opponents, as two of their players, Mike Moloney and Shane Doolan, played in the English capital last year with Kingdom Kerry Gaels and the Exiles’ inter-county side. Dr. Crokes’ last outing in an All-Ireland quarter-final was back in 2006, when Colm Cooper scored 2-6 in a 2-12 to 0-5 win over another London side, St Brendan’s.

On Sunday, they will have to cope without inter-county star and vastly experienced centre-back Eoin Brosnan, who is ruled out through injury, while manager Noel O’Leary is hopeful that Luke Quinn, Shane Doolan and Kieran Ward will all overcome injuries sustained in last weekend’s local decider. With a glamour semi-final tie against Dublin champions Ballymun Kickhams in prospect for the winners, Cooper warned this week against taking their underdog rivals for granted. “People are saying we’ll handle it and we’ll play Ballymun after Christmas and that will be the real test,” he said. “But I wouldn’t subscribe to that at all. I’ve been at enough matches to know that is silly talk, especially at this time of year.” While Cooper is naturally cautious ahead a potentially hazardous trip to London, Tír Chonaill have a poor record in the quarter-finals having lost at this stage on four occasions since 2005.

However, Gaels do have an ace in their pack in the shape of manager Paddy Carr, who won an All-Ireland title with Kilmacud Crokes back in 2009. Although based in Ireland, Carr’s considerable experience was a key factor in their reclaiming of the county title this year. Gaels have also had the benefit of a recent visit from All-Ireland winning Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, who took a training session with the team last month. “Jim McGuinness came down with the Sam Maguire and gave us a big talk after training that went on for ages. It was great,” said Gaels defender Dave McGreevy afterwards. “You could see with Donegal this year that all the players bought into their game plan and he explained to us how that worked. From listening to him speak it was blatantly obvious why the man has won an All-Ireland. We took on board everything he said.” Gaels have had 13 successive unsuccessful attempts to break their hoodoo at this stage of the competition, and they may need all the inspiration they can to beat a quality Crokes outfit on Sunday.

Football Review Committee Report Aims To Reduce Cynical Play And Inconsistency In The Game


The GAA Football Review Committee (FRC) has launched the first of a two-part report which reviews the current state of Gaelic football at club and county level, the current playing rules, the role of administrators, coaches, managers and referees. It also includes proposals for changes to the playing rules and other aspects of the game and is available to read in full on gaa.ie and frc.ie.
The second report, focusing on championship structures and related matters, will be published in early 2013.
The report is the result of the largest consultation ever undertaken by the GAA on any matter over an eight month period with up to 4,000 people from 32 counties and abroad consulted in various ways. 3,170 people took part in an FRC online survey about various aspects of the game. Cynical/tactical fouling and deliberate time-wasting were among the top dislikes among survey respondents. The majority supported some form of sin bin style discipline to counter deliberate cynical play by a player and team. Referee inconsistency and also disrespect for referees were among the top five dislikes while the top things people like about the game include high catching, kicking skills and long range scores.
Speaking at the launch the FRC Chairman, Eugene McGee, said, ‘The overriding conclusion that has emerged from all this research is that Gaelic football is in a fairly healthy state. But while the basic structure of the game is in good shape there are some specific matters that have arisen in recent years which are a source of complaint from many football people and these are what the FRC was requested by GAA President Liam Ó Néill to examine and if necessary propose changes for the better”.
The FRC has made a number of proposals specifically to help reduce flashpoints and causes of needless frees in games and is suggesting heavier penalties for deliberate fouling and cynical play. In the interests of fairness to players, the FRC proposes that a distinction between ‘Accidental’ and ‘Deliberate’ fouls be written into the rules, with only ‘Deliberate’ fouls invoking a card punishment. Players issued with a Yellow Card should be subject to mandatory substitution for the remainder of the game. After a team has been given three Yellow Cards, any further Yellow Card will mean the player going off with no substitution.

 

 

Páidí Ó Sé RIP – Graveside Oration

The late Páidí Ó Sé was laid to rest on Tuesday December 18th 2012 in his native Ventry.

The graveside oration was given by Sean Walsh, Chairman of the Munster Council.

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A Chara,

Tá roinnt eolais thráchta thíos do shochraid Pháidí Uí Shé ar eagla go mbeadh sé mar chabhair do aon duine de bhúr mbaill a bhfuil i gceist acu taisteal dtín sochraid.

Below you will find some information on the traffic plan in place for the funeral of Páidí Ó Sé in case it may be of use to any of your members who intend to travel for the funeral. As the Ventry area is rural, roads are narrow and parking is minimal and so we would ask any clubs that intend sending buses or coaches of mourners, to inform us in advance in order that we can make arrangements to accommodate them.

On both Monday and Tuesday, stewards will be in place to direct parking and to aid mourners find a location to park safely.

We ask that mourners expect large delays and to be patient and follow the instruction of stewards in order to ensure a minimum of congestion.

A one way system will be in place both days and stewards will direct traffic accordingly. This will run west from Sear’s cross in Ventry village to Árd a’Bhóthair, north for 100 metres on the clasach road from Árd a’Bhóthair and turn east through Ráth Fhionnáin to Ventry again. If the event of significant congestion, traffic returning through Ráth Fhionnáin will be directed back towards Dingle via Baile an Eanaig rather than Ventry.

There will be a special set down and pick up area for elderly people and people with reduced mobility on both days, stewards will direct traffic to this area when informed of the requirement.

On Tuesday a special car park will be open to cater for the very large numbers expected, stewards will direct traffic to this car park. Mourners are asked to allow additional time in order to include for the delays due to this expected high volume of traffic.

Mourners are also reminded that as Árd a Bhóthair is a rural area, if they intend to arrive during darkness that they consider bringing a torch in order to aid their mobility as people may have to walk along unlit roads at times.

Funeral Arrngements are as follows:

Reposing at his home on Monday. Remains to arrive Ventry Church on Tuesday for 12 noon Requiem Mass and funeral afterwards to Reilig Caitlíona, Ventry. Family flowers only please.

Link to death notice: http://www.rip.ie/death_notices_detail.asp?NoticeID=181237

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Le gach dea ghuí

Conall Mac Gearailt,

Oifigeach Caidrimh Phoiblí CLG na Gaeltachta

 

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill has expressed his sympathies on behalf of the GAA to the Ó Sé family on the passing of former Kerry footballer and manager Páidí who passed away suddenly this morning.

He said: “There was hardly a person on the island of Ireland, never mind in the GAA, who did not recognise or know of Páidí Ó Sé, such was his contribution to the Association and to Irish life over a prolonged period.

“His excellence on the field of play in what was the greatest football team of all time still stands out to those of us who saw it and his passion for the game in no way ended with the completion of his playing days.

“His elevation to management, firstly at U21 level but then at senior, saw his reputation further embellished and he is one of the few people to have succeeded in claiming All-Ireland honors both as a manager and a player after a distinguished career that stretched far beyond his native Kerry.

“Páidí’s affection for the Irish language and Irish culture in general were other hall marks of a man who was steeped in the area he called home.

“On behalf of the wider GAA family I extend my condolences to his wife Máire, his daughters Siún and Neasa, son Pádraig Óg, brother Tomás and the wider Ó Sé family including his nephews Darragh, Tomás and Marc, all of whom followed his example in the green and gold of Kerry.”

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal.

Book of Condolence

Funeral Arrangements

Páidí O Sé: A Life in Photos

Tá a chomhbhrón féin agus comhbhrón Chumann Lúthchleas Gael curtha in iúl ag Uachtarán na heagraíóchta, Liam Ó Néill do theaghlach Pháidí Uí Shé, laoch peile agus bainistíochta Chiarraí a bhásaigh gan choinne ar maidin inniu.

Dúirt sé: “Ní ag baill Chumainn Lúthchleas Gael amháin a bhí aithne agus eolas ar Pháídí Ó Sé de bharr a raibh déanta aige don eagraiócht  agus do shaol na hÉireann leis na blianta.

“Tá cuimhne ghléineach againne a chonaic é ar a shárchumas ar pháirc na himeartha le linn dó a bheith ina bhall den fhoireann ab fhearr a facthas riamh agus níor tháinig deireadh lena dhúil sa chluiche nuair a d’éirigh sé as an imirt.

“Chuir sé lena cháil mar bhainisteoir Faoi 21 ar dtús agus ansin mar bhainisteoir sinsir agus bhí ar dhuine den bheagán a thug an chraobh leo  i bPáirc an Chrócaigh mar bhainisteoir agus mar imreoir. Ní dá chontae féin amháín  a chuaigh a chuid scileanna bainistióchta i dtairbhe.

“Níor cheill sé riamh ach an oiread a ghrá don Ghaeilge, don chultúr agus dá cheantar dúchais.

“Ar son na heagraíochta fré chéíle, ba mhaith liom comhbhrón a chur in iúl dá bheanchéíle Máire, dá chlann Siún, Neasa agus Pádraig Óg, dá dhearthair Tomás, a chuid nianna Darragh, Tomás agus Marc a bhain clú agus cáil amach freisin i ngeansaí Chiarraí.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal.

London calling for Dr Crokes.

 

Dr Crokes players Colm Cooper and Brian Looney are gearing up to face London Champions Tír Chonaill Gaels at Ruislip in the AIB GAA All Ireland Club Football Championship Quarter Final.
It has been six years since the Killarney club played in London when they were the victors against St Brendan’s by 2-12 to 0-5.
If successful they will face Leinster champions Ballymun Kickhams and complete a mouth watering line up for the Semi Finals alongside Crossmaglen Rangers and St Brigids of Roscommon.

AIB Munster Club Championship Fixtures / Results

See below the details of the AIB Munster Club Championship matches for this weekend

SUNDAY DECEMBER 9th

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Final

Kildorrery (Cork) 1-11 St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 0-12

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Final

Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 0-20 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 0-19 Castlehaven (Cork) 0-12

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Semi-Final

Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2-15 Rockchapel (Cork) 1-8

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25TH

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Final

Finuge (Kerry) 1-5 St. Vincent’s (Cork) 0-5

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Final

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

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final

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

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24TH

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Final

Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-14 Ballyduff (Kerry) 0-8

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Semi-Final

Cappamore (Limerick) 1-6 Clarecastle (Clare) 0-4

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18TH

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Finals

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-14 Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-6

Castlehaven (Cork) 1-5 Stradbally (Waterford) 0-7

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi-Final

Kildorrery (Cork) 4-19 Butlerstown (Waterford) 0-11

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final

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

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17TH

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi-Final

St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 1-11 Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-7

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11TH

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi-Finals

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

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

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Finals

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

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

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10TH

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final

Ballyduff (Kerry) 2-13 Ballybrown (Limerick) 0-14 (after extra time)

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final

St Kieran’s (Limerick) 0-14 Kilsheelan-Kilcash (Tipperary) 1-2

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4TH

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Finals

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

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

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final

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

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final

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

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final

St. Vincents (Cork) 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 0-6

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final Replay

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

MONDAY OCTOBER 29TH

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final

Ballinhassig (Cork) 1-17 Ballybrown (Limerick) 0-20 (after extra time)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 28TH

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final

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

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final

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

Click here for the full list of results

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Final – Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 0-20 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8

Captain O’Connor inspires Kenmare

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 0-20 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-08

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The outcome was never really in doubt as Kenmare Shamrocks claimed the AIB Munster Club JFC at Cappamore’s expense in Mallow yesterday. Though Cappamore gave a good account of themselves and managed 2-8 against a Kenmare defence that will face tougher questions in the All-Ireland series, the Kerry side’s attacking play was a sight to behold at times, despite never needing to use top gear. Captain and full-forward Paul O’Connor sparkled for the winners, kicking 10 points while Stephen O’Brien alongside him scored four and DJ Brennan, named at right half-forward but capable of popping up anywhere, added three. At centre-forward, Mark Crowley knitted the play together well and got on the scoresheet too, while in midfield Jimmy Wharton and Shane Dalton combined superbly.

For manager Pat O’Connor, it was about getting the job done, and acknowledging the efforts off the pitch as well as on it. “The real leader of the team has to be Enda Crowley, the trainer,” he said. “He did his cruciate two years ago, and that robbed him of a starting place and at 31 years of age the guy could have packed it in, but he turned it around and trained the team. He put his heart and soul into it. “As much and all as it’s a victory for the players, it’s a victory for Enda, I’m delighted for him. This started last January, we took every game as it came and gave every team the same respect, starting with Sneem all the way through to today.”

While two O’Connor points had Kenmare off the mark early on, Cappamore’s most dangerous forward Andy Murphy soon levelled but in general, Kenmare had far more of the play. Cappamore fielded player-manager Diarmuid Sheehy as a sweeper between the two lines of defence, but while he didn’t do badly, it meant that whenever the Limerick side did get the ball away it came back just as quickly, and when Crowley pointed in the 16th minute Kenmare led by 0-9 to 0-2.

Following a Murphy free for Cappamore, though, Kenmare goalkeeper Kieran Fitzgibbon sent his kickout straight to Tommy O’Donoghue, whose handpass allowed John Ryan an easy goal, and when Murphy pointed again there was suddenly only two points in it. Even so, Kenmare didn’t look troubled and Crowley and O’Connor (two) gave them breathing space again, the half-time score 0-14 to 1-6. With spare man Aidan Crowley doing well, Kenmare continued where they left off early in the second-half, and if you wanted an exemplar point it was O’Connor’s in the 44th minute, a superb effort after good ball-retention. More chances went abegging, but three more, from Brennan, O’Connor and O’Brien, respectively, after a wonderful run through the defence, had them 0-19 to 1-8 ahead with 12 left. Murphy, with a great turn and shot, fired in a goal but a comeback was never in the offing. After O’Connor answered with a Kenmare point, the final seven minutes were merely a procession for the Kerry champions.

Scorers for Kenmare Shamrocks: P O’Connor 0-10 (5fs), S O’Brien 0-4, DJ Brennan 0-3 (1f), M Crowley 0-2, K O’Sullivan 0-1.

Scorers for Cappamore: A Murphy 1-5 (3fs), J Ryan 1-1, T O’Donoghue, J O’Donnell 0-1 each.

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

Subs: S Duncan for O’Sullivan (55), S Ryan for DJ Brennan (59), R O’Sullivan for A O’Leary (60).

CAPPAMORE: B Leahy; D Keating, P Leahy, S Humphreys; B Sheehy, M Treacy, S Sheehy; C Doherty, C Sheehan; J Campbell, T O’Donoghue, D Deere; A Murphy, J Ryan, D Sheehy.

Subs: B Creamer for Campbell (25), E Gleeson for Humphreys (ht), J O’Donnell for Doherty (40), N Leahy for S Sheehy (46), E O’Donoghue for Ryan (57).

Referee: M Condon (Waterford)

 

Next Round – the winners play the winners of the Leinster champions and the British champions on January 26th / 27th 2013.

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

For the Record

Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) Cappamore (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
7 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
2011
Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4
N/A
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 25
Won – 23
Lost –  2
Drawn – 0
Played – 14
Won – 6
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives December 12th 2010 (Munster Final at Mallow)
St. Mary’s (Kerry) 2-12 Bruree (Limerick) 0-4

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday November 18th

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

Sunday November 25th

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


Semi-Finals
Saturday November 24th

@ Cappamore                      Cappamore (Limerick) 1-6 Clarecastle (Clare) 0-4

Sunday December 2nd

@ Fitzgerald Stadium          Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2-15 Rockchapel (Cork) 1-8

Killarney


Final  (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow                          Cappamore (Limerick) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) @ 3:30pm

Odds and Ends

Kerry’s representatives have won 13 consecutive matches in this competition dating back to 2008 and the last four Munster titles.

The Limerick Junior Football representatives have won at least 1 match in this competition in 4 of the last 5 years and qualified for the Munster Club Junior Football Championship Final in each of those four years – the exception being 2011 where Sean Finns lost to Kildangan (Tipperary) by two points in the Quarter-Final.

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 Final – Kildorrery (Cork) 1-11 St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 0-12

Awesome O’Brien the hero again for Kildorrery

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kildorrery (Cork) 1-11 St Kieran’s (Limerick) 0-12

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An unanswered 1-2 in the space of three second-half minutes turned the AIB Munster JHC final Kildorrery’s way at Mallow yesterday. For much of the contest, St Kieran’s of Limerick had edged a tight and tense affair, holding a precious 0-9 to 0-8 lead at the start of the fourth quarter. All of a sudden a goal, quickly followed by two points, put Kildorrery into the game’s biggest lead, and though Kieran’s never fell away, they had lost their momentum and could not pull level again.

The identity of Kildorrery’s main man was wholly unsurprising. During their campaign, from divisional championship through to county and onto provincial, Peter O’Brien has been the main score-getter and that was the case again. Despite being hindered with an injury which meant he was sited at full-forward for most of the game, O’Brien finished with 1-6, the goal coming in the 48th minute after Will Fouhy’s mazy run.

That was followed by an inspirational point from the left corner and then O’Brien turned provider for Richard McEniry to open up a four-point lead. It was hardly surprising that Kildorrery selector Pat Fenton was so fulsome in his praise for O’Brien. “Peter did the business, even though he was struggling,” he said. “He has great heart, he’s a never-say-die guy. “There are no bad hearts in Kildorrery, after all the tough games we’ve had! “It’s a wonderful feeling to think that we are Munster champions, going back four or five years we were struggling to win a first round in North Cork. All the parish, to a man and woman, supported us, there were people coming up to me who I thought didn’t know me and were wishing us well.”

It matters little now, but Kildorrery took a while to settle, and trailed by 0-3 to 0-1 in the first 10 minutes, Johnny McCarthy instrumental for Kieran’s while Jack Ben Harnett had been unlucky with a goal effort. Kildorrery could not get O’Brien on the ball enough but he did what he could with limited supply and three from him, including two frees, had them 0-4 to 0-3 in front.

The momentum was going one way and then the other, though, and Kieran’s again seized the initiative as Donie Nolan scored two points but injured himself in executing the latter, when a goal was on, That made it 0-6 to 0-5 and they could have pushed even further in front when Ray Cahill was fouled for a penalty but James Muckell fired his shot over the bar. Nevertheless, when sub Ian Mackessy added a free in injury time, it meant that the Limerick side led by three at half-time.

While an O’Brien brace in the second half’s formative moments had Kildorrery back in touch, poor shooting generally was letting them down despite enjoying much of the play, with Michael Walsh dominant at centre-back. After Mackessy and Kildorrery’s Dave Kelly had exchanged points, Eamonn O’Connor and then Finbarr Stapleton had goal chances for the North Cork side, denied by John Greaney’s double-save, before O’Brien struck.

With a 1-10 to 0-9 lead and 10 minutes left, Kildorrery were clear favourites, but Kieran’s plugged away and Mackessy, Cahill and McCarthy all scored to bring the deficit back to a point. Stapleton gave Kildorrery some breathing space again, though, and the late pressure was withstood to set off wild celebrations and extinguish the bad memories of recent football losses.

“I think we can finally put to bed the heartache of the last few years and move on,” O’Brien said. “The last four or five years, the talk has been about the finals that we have lost but now we can talk about how good this team is. “We have three trophies this year and hopefully we can add another, we have Thomastown next. It’s a dream come true, I never thought I’d be playing for Kildorrery in December!”

Scorers for Kildorrery: P O’Brien 1-6 (0-4f), E O’Connor 0-2, D Kelly, R McEniry, F Stapleton 0-1 each.

Scorers for St Kieran’s: J McCarthy, I Mackessy (0-3f) 0-3 each, D Nolan (0-1f), J Muckell (0-1 penalty) 0-2 each, R Cahill, D Treacy 0-1 each.

KILDORRERY: J McEniry; N Kelly, S Fitzgerald, L Kelly; J Howard, M Walsh, M Lillis; C Ó Baoill, J McCarthy; E O’Connor, R McEniry, W Fouhy; D Kelly, P O’Brien, F Stapleton
Sub: S Kelly for Fouhy (52).

ST KIERAN’S: J Greaney; B McCarthy, P McCarthy, M Windle; S Windle, P Windle, M Flynn; A Molyneaux, JB Harnett; R Cahill, J McCarthy, D Treacy; D Collum, D Nolan, J Muckell
Subs: I Mackessy for Nolan (27, injured), T Doyle for M Windle (55).

Referee: Damian Fox (Clare)

Next Round – the winners play the Leinster Champions on January 26th / 27th in the All-Ireland Club Junior Hurling Semi-Final.

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

For the Record

St. Kieran’s (Limerick) Kildorrery (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 6
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
2011
Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 16
Won – 8
Lost – 8
Drawn – 0
Played – 24
Won – 21
Lost –  3
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives December 11th 2011 (Munster Club Final) at Mallow –
Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8

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

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 1-11 Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-7

@ WIT GAA Grounds                       Kildorrey (Cork) 4-19 Butlerstown (Waterford) 0-11

Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow                                           St. Kierans (Limerick) v Kildorrey (Cork)         @ 2:00pm

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 10 of their last 11 matches over the last five seasons, including the last 2 titles courtesy of Meelin and Charleville.

The Limerick representatives in the Munster Junior Hurling Championship have won at least 1 match in each of the last 4 seasons. Limerick’s record during that period is Won 6 Lost 2.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 10.6 points. The winning club has averaged 21.0 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 10.4 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, CORK: 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)

Tralee Parnells Hurling Club inaugural AGM

On Tuesday the 20th of November, a large crowd was in attendance to witness Tralee Parnells Hurling Club inaugural AGM at The Grand Hotel.

The first person nominated and ratified was Eileen Cotter as club President. In a significant link to the distinguished history of hurling in Tralee, Eileen has family connections to the team that won the county championship for Parnells almost a century ago. The meeting ratified to the officer board Mark Ryall Chairman, Dermot Reen Vice Chairman, David Brick Secretary, Terry Boyle Assistant Secretary, Dermot Lynch Treasurer, Michael Moriarty Assistant Treasurer, Mike Roger O Sullivan PRO, Haulie Kerins Registrar, Mike McGrath Coaching and Games Officer, John Griffin Development Officer and Clubs/Schools Link Coordinator along with Eoin Sayers and John Palmer and a number of other officers.

Invited speakers Joe Walsh, Ger Galvin and Sean Walsh recognized the achievements of the starting committee to date and praised the ambitious plans the club has to grow in the coming years. In a great boost for 2013, Sean Walsh chairman of Munster Council presented a significant donation to the club coffers

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