Waterford Crystal Cup Quarter Final – Clare 3-13 University of Limerick 1-13

Late Banner goal blast ends UL resistance

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 3-13 University of Limerick 1-13

Clare secured their first competitive win of 2013 and booked a place in the last four of the Waterford Crystal tournament with this six points victory at Sixmilebridge yesterday. Weather conditions played havoc as a strong wind and heavy rain made life miserable for both sides. The students, backed by the elements in the opening half, enjoyed a two point lead (0-8 to 0-6) at the break but things changed rapidly on the restart with Clare hitting 1-5 without reply to take charge. However some of their good work was undone when corner-forward Kieran Morris punished some slack defending for UL’s first score of the second half in the 55th minute.

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald admitted the elements were a major factor in the game: “In the first-half we played into an absolute storm. It died down a bit in the second-half. In the first, we missed a goal or two but at least we created the opportunities. We were coasting in the second-half until we made a stupid mistake that gave them the momentum to get back into the game. UL are a decent team but we got the win.”

The UL goal reduced the deficit to three points (1-11 to 1-8) and further points from Morris and sub Geoff Brennan left a score between them with ten minutes remaining. But Clare finished in style with goals from Seadna Morey and Alan O’Neill, to secure a deserved victory and a date with Cork next weekend. Former Clare All Star full-back Brian Lohan was amongst the UL mentors and was impressed with the performance ahead of Thursday’s Fitzgibbon Cup clash with St Patrick’s. “We came up here trying to win the game. It was a good competitive game and we were there or thereabouts until close to the finish. We are conscious that our big game is on next Thursday.

Scorers for Clare: N O’Connell (1-3) 0-1 ‘65, 0-1 f, S Morey (1-0), A O’Neill (1-0), C O’Connell (0-3) f’s, F Lynch (0-2), D OHalloran (0-2), C Ryan, E Barrett, T Kelly (0-1) each.

Scorers for UL: K Morris (1-6) 0-6 f’s, A Ryan (0-2), D Butler, C Malone, S Golden, P Walsh, G Brennan (0-1) each.

CLARE: P Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona), D McInerney, J McInerney, C Cooney, B Bugler, P Donnellan, P Kelly (Clarecastle), N O’Connell, C Ryan, F Lynch, T Kelly, E Barrett, D O’Halloran, A O’Neill, C O’Connell.

Subs: S O’Donnell for C O’Connell (46), P O’Connor for P Kelly (Clarecastle) (58), S Morey for Lynch (58), J Clancy for O’Halloran (60).

UL: N McGrath (Tipperary), P Flanagan (Clare), D Morrissey (Limerick), P Ryan (Tipperary), T Ryan (Limerick), C Ryan (Clare), P Stapleton (Tipperary), M Fennelly (Kilkenny), S Golden (Clare), P Walsh (Kilkenny), A Ryan (Tipperary), C Malone (Clare), K Morris (Tipperary), D Butler (Tipperary), E Murphy (Waterford).

Subs: B Stapleton (Tipperary) for Butler (44), P Kelly (Tipperary) for Malone (46), G Brennan (Kilkenny) for Fennelly (46), E Murray (Tipperary) for Murphy (46), M Boran (Kilkenny) for Walsh (61).

Referee: J Sexton (Cork)

For the Record

University of Limerick Clare
2012 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Lost to Tipperary in the Quarter-Final by 2-11 to 0-12 Defeated WIT, Limerick (after a replay) and Waterford before losing to Tipperary in the final.
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 0 1
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title N/A 2009
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 15
Won – 8
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 22
Won – 15
Lost – 6
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Waterford Crystal Cup 2008 Preliminary Round – January 6th at Meelick
Clare 0-20 University of Limerick 1-13

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2013

Preliminary Round

Saturday January 19th

@ Kilmallock                               Limerick 3-15 Mary Immaculate College 0-13

@ The Mardyke                          Cork 3-20 UCC 1-16

Sunday January 20th

@ Abbeydorney                          Kerry 6-17 IT Tralee 0-12

@ WIT GAA Grounds                  University of Limerick 1-20 Waterford 0-18

Quarter-Finals (Extra Time)

Thursday January 24th

@ Abbeydorney                          Kerry v Limerick Institute of Technology            @ 7:00pm

Saturday January 26th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                           Cork v Waterford Institute of Technology           @ 2:00pm

Sunday January 27th

@ Sixmilebridge                          Clare v University of Limerick                            @ 2:00pm

@ MacDonagh Park Nenagh        Tipperary v Limerick                                        @ 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra Time)

Sunday February 3rd

Clare or UL v Cork or WIT

Venue Permutations

@ TBC                                       Clare v Cork
@ Clare venue                            Clare v WIT
@ Cork venue                             UL v Cork
@ TBC                                       UL v WIT

Tipperary or Limerick v Kerry or LIT

Venue Permutations

@ TBC                                       Tipperary v Kerry

@ Tipperary venue                      Tipperary v LIT
@ TBC         `                             Limerick v Kerry
@ Limerick venue                        Limerick v LIT

Final (Extra Time)

Sunday February 10th

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

35 goals were scored in the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup competition over 11 matches (an average of 3.2 goals per match). This contrasts with 23 goals in the 2011 competition over 10 matches (an average of 2.3 goals per match). In the first four matches in last week’s preliminary round of the 2013 competition, there were 14 goals scored (an average of 3.5 goals per match)

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, Clare (15 wins), Tipperary (13 wins) and Waterford (13 wins) have accounted for 41 of the 75 victories in the competition (55%).

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, 70 games have been played with just 1 draw – the 2012 Limerick v Clare Quarter-Final after two periods of extra time.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 20, Lost 42, a 32% success rate.

Waterford have won 8 of the last 10 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup.

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

IT Tralee is the only team not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006, losing their first match in the last 6 seasons.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (3) – 2007, 2008, 2012

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

University of Limerick

The UL Panel for the Waterford Crystal Cup is as follows –

Conor Ryan (Cratloe, Co. Clare)

Dan Morrissey (Ahane, Co. Limerick)

Darach Honan (Clonlara, Co. Clare)

David Butler (Drom & Inch, Co. Tipperary)

Eamonn Murphy (Dunmill, Co. Waterford)

Joe Gallagher (Kildangan, Co. Tipperary)

Jonathan Glynn (Ardrahan, Co. Galway)

Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris, Co. Tipperary)

Adrian Ryan (Templederry, Co. Tipperary)

Mark Carmody (Patrickswell, Co. Limerick)

Pa Ryan (Clonakenny, Tipperary)

Paddy Stapleton (Borrisilleigh, Co. Tipperary)

Paul Flanangan (Ballyea, Co. Clare)

Podge Collins (Cratloe, Co. Clare)

Paul Kelly (Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary)

Pauric Walsh (Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny)

Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare)

Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare)

Thomas Ryan (South Liberties, Co. Limerick)

Tommy Heffernan (Burgess, Co. Tipperary)

Eanna Murray (Templederry, Co. Tipperary)

Geoff Brennan (St. Patrick’s, Co. Kilkenny)

Aongus Clarke (Castletown Geoghan, Co. Galway)

Niall McGrath (Burgess, Co. Tipperary)

John Fitzgibbon (Adare, Co. Limerick)

Development Officer: Patsy Morrissey.

Manager: Liam Garvey.

Runai: Amanda Hogan.

Selectors: Ger Cunningham, Brian Lohan, Niall O’Sullivan, Eoin Brislane

Waterford Crystal Cup – 2013 Scorers

Patrick Horgan (Cork) 2-8 (1-4 frees, 0-2 65s) 

Shane Dowling (Limerick) 2-5 (0-4 frees)
Willie Griffin (UCC) 1-7 (1-5 frees)

Daniel Collins 2-3 (Kerry)
Shane Nolan (Kerry) 2-2 (0-2 frees)

Willie O’Dwyer (Kerry) 1-4

Kieran Morris (UL) 0-7 (0-6 frees)
Mark Deegan (IT Tralee) 0-7 (0-7 frees)
Paudie O’Sullivan (Cork) 1-3

Shane O’Sullivan (Waterford) 0-6 (0-2 frees, 0-1 65)

Seamus Harnedy (UCC) 0-5

John Conlon (Mary Immaculate College) 0-5 (0-4 frees)

Pa Cronin (Cork) 0-4 (0-2 frees)

Sean Maunsell (Kerry) 1-1

Niall Moran (Limerick) 0-4
Eamonn Murphy (UL) 0-4
Stephen Moylan (Cork) 0-3

David Breen (Limerick) 1-0
Paul Kelly (UL) 1-0

Sean Curran (Mary Immaculate College) 0-3 (0-1 free)

Richie Foley (Waterford) 0-3

Jake Dillon (Waterford) 0-3 (0-2 frees, 0-1 penalty)

Darren Dineen (Kerry) 0-2
Brendan O’Leary (Kerry) 0-2 

Conor Allis (Limerick) 0-2
Adrian Ryan (UL) 0-2

David Butler (UL) 0-2
Colm Galvin (Mary Immaculate College) 0-2
Seamus Prendergast (Waterford) 0-2

 

Michael Cussen (Cork), Rob O’Shea (Cork), Darragh O’Connell (Kerry) (0-1 free), Padraig Boyle (Kerry), PJ Connolly (Kerry), Seanie Tobin (Limerick), David Reidy (Limerick), Kevin Downes (Limerick), Seamus Hickey (Limerick), P. Walsh (UL), Shane Golden (UL), T. Heffernan (UL), C. Ryan (UL), Brian Stapleton (UL), Kevin Moran (Waterford), Shane Walsh (Waterford), J. Barron (Waterford), Gavin O’Brien (0-1 free), Brian Hartnett (UCC), Conor Lehane (UCC), Dan McCormack (UCC), B Murray (UCC), Jack Walsh (IT Tralee), Giles O’Grady (IT Tralee), S Conlon (IT Tralee), Podge O’Connor  (IT Tralee), Darren Wallace (IT Tralee), Declan Hannon (Mary Immaculate College) (0-1 ’65), Luke O’Farrell (Mary Immaculate College), Brian O’Halloran (Mary Immaculate College) 0-1 each

McGrath Cup Final – Kerry 1-12 Tipperary 1-5

Tried and tested set to return after Kingdom stroll

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 1-12 Tipperary 1-05

The time for experimentation is almost over. Eamonn Fitzmaurice has vowed to field his strongest possible teams over the next two weekends as Kerry open their Allianz Football League Division 1 campaign against heavyweights Mayo and Dublin. The Kingdom manager has run the rule over a number of young players during a successful McGrath Cup campaign but now, only the strongest can survive. Some of his emerging young stars will see game time, for sure, but Fitzmaurice hinted that he’s a ‘horses for courses’ man. He’s anxious to get off to a good start in Castlebar next Sunday and it should be an experienced team that trots out at McHale Park.

Of course, Fitzmaurice’s hand could be forced to an extent as a number of his players are involved in Sigerson Cup matches over the next few days. But in his head, Fitzmaurice has probably settled on the starting 15 for an attractive opening fixture against last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists, with Killian Young and James O’Donoghue likely to be fit in time. Reflecting on the McGrath Cup campaign as a whole, Fitzmaurice said: “With these lads, it’s trying to get a bit of game time into them.

Sometimes that can be hard in the National League when you have a very competitive panel. Human nature being what it is, you’re going to go with the experienced fellas that have been there, done that. But the lads have got a good chance and have definitely stuck their foot in the door going forward.” That’s not to say that Kerry’s young guns don’t deserve a chance, because they do. Jonathan Lyne and Jack Sherwood have done well in defence so far this year while up front, Michael O’Donoghue and Paul Geaney are lively prospects.

But when push came to shove against Tipperary at Sean Treacy Park on Saturday, it was the men who’ve been around the block that got the job done. Darran O’Sullivan scored 1-3 while the Ó Sé brothers Marc and Tomás marshalled a mean defence as Kerry claimed a third title in four seasons. Tipp, chasing a first McGrath Cup title since 2003, didn’t score from play until the 47th minute. At the other end, Kerry finished with eight different scorers.

Fitzmaurice reflected: “We’re happy with January. What we’ve done with each game is taken stock each week. We’ve trained, seen who’s available, we’ve checked the knocks. There are Sigerson games going on again on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and a lot of the lads will be involved in them. So, we’ll take stock again on Thursday, see who’s available to us. We’ll put our strongest possible team next weekend but we have two seriously tough games coming up, away to Mayo and at home to Dublin.”

Right now, Kerry’s squad looks solid. This team, after all, was only a couple of points off Donegal in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final, when they general consensus was that Kerry didn’t play well. The Dr Crokes contingent will return from club duty to provide Fitzmaurice with fresh options and Kerry should be in good fettle when they meet Tipperary again in May, in the quarter-finals of the Munster SFC.

Kerry elected to play with the breeze in the first half last Saturday, in front of 839 spectators in Tipp town. They were 1-7 to 0-2 clear at half-time, with O’Sullivan firing home a clinical 16th minute goal. Tipp managed just two pointed frees from Barry Grogan, scorer of 2-12 in his two previous matches. Marc Ó Sé stuck to Grogan like glue throughout and although the Aherlow forward registered 1-4, he managed to escape just once for a point from play. A number of frees he’d normally pop over drifted wide too but Grogan did goal from a 45 in the 57th minute, with Kerry goalkeeper Brendan Kealy at fault as the ball floated into the net.

It was the highlight of Tipp’s afternoon and their manager Peter Creedon admitted that the Premier County could have few complaints with the end result. He argued that Tipp’s opening Division 4 fixtures, at home to Carlow next Sunday and away to Waterford six days later, are much more important than a McGrath Cup final. “We had a good campaign; two good wins and there were reasonable parts about today as well. But we have to get promotion — that’s it. The next two games are way more important.”

Scorers for Kerry: D O’Sullivan (1-3, 0-1f), P Geaney 0-3 (1f), T Ó’Sé, A Maher, B Sheehan (f), M Geaney, M O’Donoghue & P Curtin 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: B Grogan 1-4 (1-0 45, 0-3f), L McGrath 0-1.

KERRY: B Kealy; M Ó Sé, A O’Mahony, S Enright; J Lyne, J Sherwood, T Ó Sé; A Maher, B Sheehan; M Geaney, D O’Sullivan, M O’Donoghue; B.J. Keane, P Curtin, P Geaney.

Subs: D Culhane for Sherwood (47); A Garnett for Sheehan (57); BJ Walsh for Keane (57); P Murphy for Lyne (58); B Kelliher for O’Donoghue (59).

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, J Coghlan; B Fox, S Kennedy, C McDonald; G Hannigan, L Egan; S O’Brien, P Quirke, B Maher; L McGrath, B Grogan, C Sweeney.

Subs: H Coghlan for Egan (h.t.), A Campbell for Kennedy (h.t.), B O’Brien for S O’Brien (53), B Jones for Hannigan (59), A Matassa for Sweeney (67).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)

 

Kerry cruise to McGrath Cup final victory

Round-up from the GAA.ie web site

McGrath Cup Final: Kerry 1-12 Tipperary 1-5

Kerry were comfortable winners in the McGrath Cup final against Tipperary on Sunday at Seán Treacy Park in Tipperary Town. Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s side led from start to finish, and had seven points to spare at the end. It is the fourth time in their history they have won the competition, and is their third title in the last four years. They led 1-3 to 0-1 midway through the first half. Their goal came from the lively Darran O’Sullivan, who had a fine game from his centre-half-forward berth, and who ended up with 1-3 for the day.

The Kingdom were in total control at half-time, leading 1-7 to 0-2, and the second half was a fairly stale affair as a result. Barry Grogan was Tipperary’s best player, and he pulled them closer to Kerry with a goal in the second half which came directly from a 45′. However, it made little impact on the result and Kerry cruised to the finish to give Fitzmaurice his first piece of silverware as boss.

Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Kerry in the McGrath Cup final on Saturday next at Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town shows 3 changes from the team which defeated Waterford in the semi-final. Brian Fox, Ciaran McDonald and Lorcan Egan come into the team instead of John O’Callaghan, Alan Campbell and Aldo Matassa. The team is as follows:

1. Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard)

2. Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers)

3. Paddy Codd (Killenaule) Captain

4. John Coghlan (Moyne Templetuohy)

5. Brian Fox (Eire Og Annacarty)

6. Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)

7. Ciaran McDonald (Aherlow)

8. George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers)

9. Lorcan Egan (JK Brackens)

10. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

11. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)

12. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

13. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

14. Barry Grogan (Aherlow)

15. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)

The Kerry team to play Tipperary in the Munster GAA McGrath Cup Final on Saturday next in Tipperary Town at 2:30 shows 6 changes in personnel from the side that defeated Limerick in the semi final on Sunday last:

Brendan Kealy returns in goal in place of Brian Kelly, Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony and Shane Enright resume in the full back line for David Culhane, Michael Moloney and Fionn Fitzgerald, Tomás Ó Sé comes in for the unavailable Killian Young at No. 7 and up front Paul Geaney comes in for James O’Donoghue who is also unavailable.

1. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin

2. Marc Ó Sé An Gaeltacht

3. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore

4. Shane Enright Tarbert

5. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion

6. Jack Sherwood Firies

7. Tomás Ó Sé An Gaeltacht

8. Anthony Maher Duagh (Capt)

9. Bryan Sheehan St Marys

10. Michael Geaney Dingle

11. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh/Glencar

12. Michael O’Donoghue Spa

13. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys

14. Patrick Curtin Moyvane

15. Paul Geaney Dingle

16. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion

17. David Culhane Ballylongford

18. Andrew Garnett Spa

19. Barry John Walsh Kerins O’Rahillys

20. Paul Murphy Rathmore

21. Breandán Kelliher Dingle

For the Record

Kerry Tipperary
2012 McGrath Cup Performance Did not take part Defeated LIT, WIT and UCC before losing to Cork in the Final.
Number of McGrath Cup Senior Football titles 3 3
Last McGrath Cup Senior Football Title 2011 2003
McGrath Cup Senior Football Record since 2000 Played – 16
Won – 14
Lost – 2
Drawn – 0
Played – 25
Won – 13
Lost – 12
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the McGrath Cup 2010 Semi-Final – January 24th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney
Kerry 0-13 Tipperary 1-9 

Kerry: B Kealy; P Reidy, T Griffin, A O’Connell; M Corridan (0-1), A O’Mahony, K Young; S Scanlon (0-2), M Quirke; D Walsh (0-2), Declan O’Sullivan (0-2), B Looney; K O’Leary (0-1, free), K Donaghy, P O’Connor (0-4, three frees).
Subs: P Galvin for B Looney (half-time), J O’Donoghue for K O’Leary (50 mins), BJ Keane (0-1) for D O’Sullivan (50 mins), Alan O’Sullivan for S Scanlon (58 mins)

Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; C Morrissey, N Curran, A Morrissey; C McGrath, R Costigan, C Aylward; G Hannigan (1-0), C Dillon; S Carey, S Hahessy (0-1, free), P Acheson; C Sweeney (0-4, frees), B Coen, B Grogan (0-1).
Subs: A Rockett (0-1) for C Dillon (28 mins), S Grogan (0-2) for S Hahessy (half-time), J Cagney for S Carey (39 mins), H Coghlan for C McGrath (50 mins), E Kearney for P Acheson (58 mins).

Referee: M Collins (Cork)

Fixtures and Results

Preliminary Round

Saturday January 5th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney     Kerry 4-22 IT Tralee 0-10

Sunday January 6th

@ Miltown-Malbay                       Clare 1-19 LIT 1-2
@ Cork IT GAA Grounds             Cork 1-15 CIT 0-10

Quarter-Finals
Sunday January 13th

@ Foynes                                   Limerick 2-16 Clare 2-13 (after extra time)

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney     Kerry 2-12 UCC 0-10

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                           Tipperary 2-9 Cork 1-9

@ WIT GAA Grounds Carriganore Waterford 0-16 University of Limerick 0-12 (after extra time)


Semi-Finals
Sunday January 20th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney               Kerry 3-17 Limerick 1-11

@ Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town     Tipperary 1-12 Waterford 2-8 (after extra time)

Final (Extra time)

Saturday January 26th

@ Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town     Kerry v Tipperary                         @ 2:30pm

McGrath Cup Senior Football – Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Kerry have won 14 of their 16 matches (a 88% success rate – best of any county). In the same period, Cork’s McGrath Cup success rate is 85% with 17 wins out of 20 in the competition.

Tipperary is the only team to have won at least 1 match in the last 4 years of the McGrath Cup with a 73% record during that period, Won 8 Lost 3.

In the 9 games to date in the 2013 McGrath Cup, there has been an average of 2.6 goals per game. This compares with 2.4 goals per match in 2012 and 1.4 goals per match in 2011.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the McGrath Cup since entering in 2005 is Won 21, Lost 49 (30% success rate). None of the six colleges have a winning record in the competition during that period. UCC have the best record, winning 7 of their 16 matches (44% success rate) while UL have won 5 of their 13 matches (38% success rate).

Since 2011, the record of Third Level Colleges when playing an Inter-County team in the McGrath Cup is Won 2, Lost 16 (11% success rate)

Kerry have not lost a match in the McGrath Cup since the 2006 final where the Kingdom lost to Cork by 1-9 to 0-6 at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Tipperary’s last victory over Kerry in the McGrath Cup came on January 16th 2005 – 1-10 to 0-8 was the final scoreline in a Quarter-Final match played in Clonmel Sportsfield. See the teams and scorers below –

Scorers: Tipperary: D. Browne 1-5 (0-3 frees, 0-1 45); D. O’Brien, P. Morrissey, E. Hanrahan, J. Shanahan, P. Cahill 0-1 each. Kerry: D. Quill 0-4 (0-2 frees); R. O’Connor, M. O Se, A. O’Mahony, P. Kelly 0-1 each.

Tipperary: B. Enright; D. Byrne, N. Curran, P. King; P. Morrissey, N. Fitzgerald, R. Costigan; E. Hanrahan, K. Mulryan; A. Fitzgerald, F. O’Callaghan, P. Cahill; J. Shanahan, D. Browne, D. O’Brien.

Subs: T. Doyle for O’Brien; L. England for Cahill; S. Collum for Fitzgerald; B. Hahessy for Costigan.

Kerry: K. Cremin; P. Reidy, S. O’Sullivan, M. Lyons; B. Guiney, A. O’Mahony, M. O Se; S. Scanlon, K. Donaghy; P. Kelly, N. Kennelly, D. O’Dwyer; D. Quill, R. O’Connor, D. Doona.

Subs: E. Brosnan for Scanlon; D. O’Sullivan for D. O’Dwyer; A. O’Sullivan for Kennelly; A. O’Connell for S. O’Sullivan; D. Daly for Donaghy.

Referee: Martin Collins (Cork)

McGrath Cup Senior Football Roll Of Honour

Clare (12) – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008

Cork (6) – 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Limerick (5) – 1985, 1987, 2001, 2004, 2005

Kerry (3) – 1996, 2010, 2011

Tipperary (3) – 1989, 1993, 2003

Waterford (1) – 1981

London (1) – 1988

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete Roll of Honour since the competition began in 1981 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mcgrath-cup-football/

McGrath Cup

Presented by Joe McGrath on June 21st, 1981 for the promotion of Senior Football in Munster

McGrath Cup – 2013 Scorers

Barry Grogan (Tipperary) 2-12 (0-7 frees)
Patrick Curtin (Kerry) 3-8 

Ian Ryan (Limerick) 1-13 (0-9 frees)
Paul Geaney (Kerry) 2-7 (0-2 frees)
James O’Donoghue (Kerry) 2-5 (0-5 frees)
Podge McMahon (Clare) 2-3
Gary Hurney (Waterford) 0-9 (0-5 free)
Michael Geaney (Kerry) 1-5
Donncha O’Connor (Cork) 1-5 (0-3 frees)
Shane McGrath (Clare) 0-7
Alan Clohessy (Clare) 0-7 (0-1 free, 0-1 45)
Paul Whyte (Waterford) 1-4 (0-3 frees)
Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) 1-3 (0-1 free)

Barry John Keane (Kerry) 0-6
Conor Cox (UCC) 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Seamus O’Carroll (Limerick) 1-3 (0-2 45s)
Ian McInerney (Clare) 0-6 (0-4 frees, 0-1 45)
Alan Moloney (UL) 0-6 (0-2 frees, 0-2 45s)

Johnny Buckley (Kerry) 0-5
David Tubridy (Clare) 0-5 (0-2 frees)

Gary Brennan (Clare) 1-1

Colm O’Neill (Cork) 0-4 (0-2 frees, 0-1 45)
Ciaran Sheehan (Cork) 1-1

Donal Óg Hodnett (CIT) 0-4 (0-3 frees)
Liam Ó Lionain (Waterford) 1-1

Brian Fox (Tipperary) 0-3
Bill Maher (Tipperary) 1-0
Paul O’Connor (Kerry) 0-3 (0-1 free)

Brian Looney (Kerry) 0-3 (0-1 45)
Michael O’Donoghue (Kerry) 0-3
Liam Shorten (Cork) 0-3

Alan O’Donoghue (IT Tralee) 0-3 (0-3 frees)
Tommy McCarthy (LIT) 1-0
Shane Ahearne (Waterford) 0-3 (0-2 frees)
Tony Grey (Waterford) 0-3
Darragh Treacy (Limerick) 1-0
Derry O’Connor (Limerick) 0-3

Bryan Sheehan (Kerry) 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Ger Collins (Limerick) 0-2
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) 0-2
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) 0-2
Darren Guiry (Waterford) 0-2
S Carroll (IT Tralee) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Odhran Mulrooney (Cork) 0-2 

Paul Kerrigan (Cork) 0-2

Pearse O’Neill (Cork) 0-2
Fintan Goold (Cork) 0-2 (0-2 frees)

Enda Coughlan  (Clare)  0-2

Brian O’Regan (CIT) 0-2
Gavin O’Grady (UCC) 0-2 (0-1 45)
Ed Walsh (UL) 0-2
Denis Keohane (UL) 0-2
Liam McGrath (Tipperary), Hugh Coghlan (Tipperary), Ciaran McDonald (Tipperary),
Kieran O’Leary (Kerry), Philip Austin (Tipperary), Conor O’Driscoll (Cork), Sean Kiely (Cork), Andrew O’Sullivan (Cork), J Dowling (Clare), N Kelly (Clare), Brendan Pott (IT Tralee), Darren Wallace (IT Tralee), Ruairi Deane (IT Tralee), Sean Killeen (IT Tralee), Sean McCarthy (IT Tralee), Colin Lyons (CIT), Jerry O’Connor (CIT), Donagh Leahy (CIT), Micheal Vaughan (CIT), Anthony Sweeney  (CIT) (0-1 free), Brian Coleman (LIT) (0-1 free), C Wallace (LIT), Brian Coughlan (UCC), Peter Acheson (UCC), Liam McGovern (UL), John O’Rourke (UL), D Neville (Limerick), J Riordan (Limerick), J O’Meara (Limerick), L O’Dwyer (Limerick) 0-1 each

 

Waterford Crystal Cup Quarter Final – Cork 4-16 WIT 1-8

Cork defeated the Waterford Institute of Technology by 4-16 to 1-8 in the quarter final of the Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling competition on Saturday at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Team News

CORK (Waterford Crystal Cup SH v WIT): A Nash (Kanturk); J O’Donovan (Bandon), M Ellis (Millstreet), P O’Sullivan (Carrigtwohill); C Spillane (Castlelyons), C Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), S White (Ballygarvan); D Kearney (Sarsfields), R O’Shea (Carrigaline); B Corry (Ballymartle), C McCarthy (Sarsfields), C Murphy (Mallow); A Mannix (Kilworth), M Cussen (Sarsfields), J Coughlan (Newtownshandrum).

Subs: W McCarthy (Carrigtwohill), S O’Neill (Bishopstown), C O’Sullivan (Sarsfields), S McDonnell (Glen Rovers), T Kenny (Grenagh), P Cronin (Bishopstown), S Moylan (Douglas), P Horgan (Glen Rovers), P O’Sullivan (Cloyne), D Pyne (Harbour Rovers)

For the Record

Cork WIT
2012 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Defeated Kerry in the Quarter-Final before losing to Tipperary in the Semi-Final after extra time by 0-26 to 1-19 Lost to Clare by 3-25 to 0-5 in the Preliminary Round
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 0 0
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title N/A N/A
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 11
Won – 6
Lost – 5
Drawn – 0
Played – 12
Won – 5
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Waterford Crystal Cup 2009 Quarter-Final – January 11th at Pairc Ui Rinn
Waterford Institute of Technology 0-14 Cork 0-9 

Cork: A. Kennedy; E. Clancy, A. Kearney, C. O’Sullivan; E. Keane, A. Ryan, G. O’Connor; B. Johnson (0-7, 0-6 frees), T. Óg Murphy; W. O’Brien, C. O’Leary, C. McCarthy; R. O’Driscoll (0-1), P. Honohan, D. Crowley (0-1)
Subs: C. Brosnan for O’Leary, P. Lynch for McCarthy, B. O’Sullivan for O’Brien

WIT: M. Walsh (Wexford); B. Moroney (Tipperary), C. Cooney (Clare), M. Phelan (Kilkenny); M. Dunne (Tipperary), S. Lillis (Tipperary, 0-1 free), PJ Rowe (Kilkenny); R.Goode (Cork), J. Ryan (Limerick); K. Grehan (Kilkenny), F. O’Leary (Cork, 0-2), J. Gahan (Wexford,0-3); R. McLoughney (Tipperary, 0-1 free), R. McCarthy (Limerick, 0-3), T. Hammersley (Tipperary, 0-4)
Subs: B. Staunton (Kilkenny) for Ryan, R. Horan (Clare) for McCarthy

Referee: Ger Hoey (Clare)

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2013

Preliminary Round

Saturday January 19th

@ Kilmallock                               Limerick 3-15 Mary Immaculate College 0-13

@ The Mardyke                          Cork 3-20 UCC 1-16

Sunday January 20th

@ Abbeydorney                          Kerry 6-17 IT Tralee 0-12

@ WIT GAA Grounds                  University of Limerick 1-20 Waterford 0-18

Quarter-Finals (Extra Time)

Thursday January 24th

@ Abbeydorney                          Kerry v Limerick Institute of Technology            @ 7:00pm

Saturday January 26th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                           Cork v Waterford Institute of Technology           @ 2:00pm

Sunday January 27th

@ Sixmilebridge                          Clare v University of Limerick                            @ 2:00pm

@ MacDonagh Park Nenagh        Tipperary v Limerick                                        @ 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra Time)

Sunday February 3rd

Clare or UL v Cork or WIT

Venue Permutations

@ TBC                                       Clare v Cork
@ Clare venue                            Clare v WIT
@ Cork venue                             UL v Cork
@ TBC                                       UL v WIT

Tipperary or Limerick v Kerry or LIT

Venue Permutations

@ TBC                                       Tipperary v Kerry

@ Tipperary venue                      Tipperary v LIT
@ TBC         `                             Limerick v Kerry
@ Limerick venue                        Limerick v LIT

Final (Extra Time)

Sunday February 10th

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

35 goals were scored in the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup competition over 11 matches (an average of 3.2 goals per match). This contrasts with 23 goals in the 2011 competition over 10 matches (an average of 2.3 goals per match). In the first four matches in last week’s preliminary round of the 2013 competition, there were 14 goals scored (an average of 3.5 goals per match)

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, Clare (15 wins), Tipperary (13 wins) and Waterford (13 wins) have accounted for 41 of the 75 victories in the competition (55%).

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, 70 games have been played with just 1 draw – the 2012 Limerick v Clare Quarter-Final after two periods of extra time.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 20, Lost 42, a 32% success rate.

Waterford have won 8 of the last 10 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup.

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

IT Tralee is the only team not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006, losing their first match in the last 6 seasons.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (3) – 2007, 2008, 2012

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

Waterford Institute of Technology Panel

Stephen O’Keeffe, Waterford

Ciaran Hough, Tipperary

Liam Lawlor, Waterford

Noel Connors, Waterford

Luke Harney, Luke Harney

Wayne Hutchinson, Waterford

Tomas Hamil, Tipperary

Harry Kehoe, Wexford

James Dowling, Kilkenny

Eoin Murphy, Kilkenny

Martin O’Neill, Waterford

Pauric Mahony, Waterford

Gavin O’Brien, Waterford

Bernard Burke, Galway

Mark Fanning, Wexford

Luke O’Loughlin, Clare

Shaun Murphy, Wexford

Aidan McGrath, Tipperary

Liam McGrath, Tipperary

Eoin Madigan, Waterford

Martin Gaffney, Kilkenny

Mike Sheedy, Tipperary

Waterford Crystal Cup – 2013 Scorers

Patrick Horgan (Cork) 2-8 (1-4 frees, 0-2 65s) 

Shane Dowling (Limerick) 2-5 (0-4 frees)
Willie Griffin (UCC) 1-7 (1-5 frees)

Daniel Collins 2-3 (Kerry)
Shane Nolan (Kerry) 2-2 (0-2 frees)

Willie O’Dwyer (Kerry) 1-4

Kieran Morris (UL) 0-7 (0-6 frees)
Mark Deegan (IT Tralee) 0-7 (0-7 frees)
Paudie O’Sullivan (Cork) 1-3

Shane O’Sullivan (Waterford) 0-6 (0-2 frees, 0-1 65)

Seamus Harnedy (UCC) 0-5

John Conlon (Mary Immaculate College) 0-5 (0-4 frees)

Pa Cronin (Cork) 0-4 (0-2 frees)

Sean Maunsell (Kerry) 1-1

Niall Moran (Limerick) 0-4
Eamonn Murphy (UL) 0-4
Stephen Moylan (Cork) 0-3

David Breen (Limerick) 1-0
Paul Kelly (UL) 1-0

Sean Curran (Mary Immaculate College) 0-3 (0-1 free)

Richie Foley (Waterford) 0-3

Jake Dillon (Waterford) 0-3 (0-2 frees, 0-1 penalty)

Darren Dineen (Kerry) 0-2
Brendan O’Leary (Kerry) 0-2 

Conor Allis (Limerick) 0-2
Adrian Ryan (UL) 0-2

David Butler (UL) 0-2
Colm Galvin (Mary Immaculate College) 0-2
Seamus Prendergast (Waterford) 0-2

 

Michael Cussen (Cork), Rob O’Shea (Cork), Darragh O’Connell (Kerry) (0-1 free), Padraig Boyle (Kerry), PJ Connolly (Kerry), Seanie Tobin (Limerick), David Reidy (Limerick), Kevin Downes (Limerick), Seamus Hickey (Limerick), P. Walsh (UL), Shane Golden (UL), T. Heffernan (UL), C. Ryan (UL), Brian Stapleton (UL), Kevin Moran (Waterford), Shane Walsh (Waterford), J. Barron (Waterford), Gavin O’Brien (0-1 free), Brian Hartnett (UCC), Conor Lehane (UCC), Dan McCormack (UCC), B Murray (UCC), Jack Walsh (IT Tralee), Giles O’Grady (IT Tralee), S Conlon (IT Tralee), Podge O’Connor  (IT Tralee), Darren Wallace (IT Tralee), Declan Hannon (Mary Immaculate College) (0-1 ’65), Luke O’Farrell (Mary Immaculate College), Brian O’Halloran (Mary Immaculate College) 0-1 each

 

 

McGrath Cup Senior Football Final

The McGrath Cup Semi-Finals will take place on Sunday next January 20th.

SATURDAY JANUARY 26TH

McGrath Cup Senior Football Final

Kerry 1-12 Tipperary 1-5 – Match Report

SUNDAY JANUARY 20TH

McGrath Cup Senior Football Semi-Finals

Tipperary 1-12 Waterford 2-8 (after extra time) – Match Report

Kerry 3-17 Limerick 1-11 – Match Report

SUNDAY JANUARY 13TH

McGrath Cup Senior Football Quarter-Finals

Limerick 2-16 Clare 2-13 (after extra time) – Match Report

Kerry 2-12 University College Cork 0-10 – Match Report

Tipperary 2-9 Cork 1-9 – Match Report

Waterford 0-16 University of Limerick 0-12 (after extra time) – Match Report

SUNDAY JANUARY 6TH

McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round

Clare 1-20 Limerick Institute of Technology 1-2 – Match Report

Cork 1-15 Cork Institute of Technology 0-11 – Match Report

SATURDAY JANUARY 5TH

McGrath Cup Senior Football Preliminary Round

Kerry 4-22 IT Tralee 0-10 – Match Report

 

Corn Uí Mhuirí Senior A Football Quarter-Final – P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne 1-4 Rochestown Coll. Cork 0-6

P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne defeated Rochestown Coll. Cork  by 1-4 to 0-6 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Senior A Football Quarter-Final on Friday in Dr. Crokes GAA Grounds Killarney.

Match Preview

The final quarter final is a Kerry/Cork affair and sees P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne clash with Rochestown College. Last year was a landmark one for the West Kerry School as they captured all three ‘A’ grade football titles in Munster competitions and many expect the Corn Uí Mhuirí to return west again this year. Football in Rochestown College has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in recent years and they have emerged as genuine competition to the traditional powers in Munster.

P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne results to date:

PS. Chorca Dhuibhne 1-13 West Limerick Schools 1-9

PS. Chorca Dhuibhbe 4-22 North Clare Schools 0-4

Clonmel CBS 1-5 P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne 0-9

Rochestown College results to date:

DLS Macroom 1-10 Rochestown Coll. 1-8

Killorglin I.S. 2-5 Rochestown College 4-10

 

P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne Panel

The P.S. Chorca Dhuibhne panel is as follows –

Dáithí Ó Conchuir Daingean Uí Chúis

Alan Ó Súilleabháin Lios Póil

Brian Ó Beaglaíoch An Ghaeltacht

Cathal ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht

Conchúir Ó Súilleabháin Daingean Uí Chúis

Maitiú Ó Flatharta Daingean Uí Chúis

Pádraig Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chúis

Pádraig Ó Dubháin Daingean Uí Chúis

Marc Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chúis

Cian Ó Murchú An Ghaeltacht

Caoimhghín Ó Beaglaíoch An Ghaeltacht

Tadhg de Brún Daingean Uí Chúis

Cathal Ó Gairbhia An Ghaeltacht

Aodhán Mac Gearailt Lios Póil

Éanna Ó Conchúir An Ghaeltacht

Barra Ó Súilleabháin Daingean Uí Chúis

Colm Ó Beaglaíoch An Ghaeltacht

Brian Ó Murchú An Ghaeltacht

Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh An Ghaeltacht

Tomás Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht

Colm Ó Muirthile Lios Póil

Pól Breathnach An Ghaeltacht

Tom Ó Súilleabháin Daingean Uí Chúis

Cathal Ó Bambaire Daingean Uí Chúis

Séin Ó hUallacháin An Ghaeltacht

Roibeárd Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht

Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh Daingean Uí Chúis

Seán Ó Bambaire An Ghaeltacht

Máirtín Ó Gormáin An Ghaeltacht

Alan Ó Cinnéide Daingean Uí Chúis

Micheál Ó Caomhánaigh Lios Póil

Seán Ó Gairbhia An Ghaeltacht

 

Waterford Crystal Cup Quarter Final – LIT 1-25 Kerry 3-7

O’Brien and Guilfoyle to the fore for dominant Limerick students

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

Limerick IT 1-25 Kerry 3-7 : The Davy Fitzgerald managed Limerick IT carried too much firepower for a largely experimental Kerry side in this Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-final played under lights on a superb Abbeydorney surface last night.

LIT did the damage in the opening quarter, when they raced 0-8 to 0-1 clear. Paudie O’Brien from Kilmallock was outstanding at midfield and finished the game with six points from play while the hard-working Colin Madden at wing forward punished every Kerry error.

Full-forward Gary Guilfoyle was deadly accurate from frees and his first-half points helped LIT lead 0-13 to 2-3 at the interval with Willie O’Dwyer ( close-in free) and Darran Dineen getting Kerry’s goals in the 30th and 34th minutes.

Kerry’s Shane Nolan fired over two quick points to close the gap to two but with O’Brien scoring points at will and Guilfoyle punishing Kerry indiscipline, LIT were soon 0-19 to 2-5 clear by the 50th minute.

Pádraig Boyle got Kerry’s goal before Mike Daffy had the final say, with a LIT goal in the last minute.

For the Record

Kerry LIT
2012 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Defeated IT Tralee before losing to Cork by 5-18 to 1-14 in the Quarter-Final Lost to Tipperary by 2-24 to 1-16 in the Preliminary Round
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 0 0
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title N/A N/A
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 9
Won – 2
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 9
Won – 2
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Waterford Crystal Cup No previous meeting

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2013


Preliminary Round

Saturday January 19th

@ Kilmallock                               Limerick 3-15 Mary Immaculate College 0-13

@ The Mardyke                          Cork 3-20 UCC 1-16

Sunday January 20th

@ Abbeydorney                          Kerry 6-17 IT Tralee 0-12

@ WIT GAA Grounds                  University of Limerick 1-20 Waterford 0-18

Quarter-Finals (Extra Time)

Thursday January 24th

@ Abbeydorney                          Kerry v Limerick Institute of Technology            @ 7:00pm

Saturday January 26th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                           Cork v Waterford Institute of Technology           @ 2:00pm

Sunday January 27th

@ Sixmilebridge                          Clare v University of Limerick                            @ 2:00pm

@ MacDonagh Park Nenagh        Tipperary v Limerick                                        @ 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra Time)

Sunday February 3rd

Clare or UL v Cork or WIT

Venue Permutations

@ TBC                                       Clare v Cork
@ Clare venue                            Clare v WIT
@ Cork venue                             UL v Cork
@ TBC                                       UL v WIT

Tipperary or Limerick v Kerry or LIT

Venue Permutations

@ TBC                                       Tipperary v Kerry

@ Tipperary venue                      Tipperary v LIT
@ TBC         `                             Limerick v Kerry
@ Limerick venue                        Limerick v LIT

Final (Extra Time)

Sunday February 10th

 

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

35 goals were scored in the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup competition over 11 matches (an average of 3.2 goals per match). This contrasts with 23 goals in the 2011 competition over 10 matches (an average of 2.3 goals per match). In the first four matches in last week’s preliminary round of the 2013 competition, there were 14 goals scored (an average of 3.5 goals per match)

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, Clare (15 wins), Tipperary (13 wins) and Waterford (13 wins) have accounted for 41 of the 75 victories in the competition (55%).

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, 70 games have been played with just 1 draw – the 2012 Limerick v Clare Quarter-Final after two periods of extra time.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 20, Lost 42, a 32% success rate.

Waterford have won 8 of the last 10 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup.

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

IT Tralee is the only team not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006, losing their first match in the last 6 seasons.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (3) – 2007, 2008, 2012

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

Limerick Institute of Technology Panel

Andrew Fahy               Whitegate        Clare

Colin Nelson                Feakle Clare

Sean Collins                Cratloe            Clare

Paudie O Brien            Kilmallock        Limerick

Eoin O Sullivan           Sarsfields        Cork

Seamus Callanan        Drom Inch        Tipperary

Cathal Mc’Inerney       Cratloe            Clare

Sean O Brien              Patrickswell     Limerick

Alan Dempsey             Na Pairsaigh   Limerick

John O Keeffe             Clonoulty         Tipperary

Padraig Hickey            Broadford        Clare

Pat Begley                   Mungret           Limerick

Paudie Aherne Kilteely Limerick

John Guilfoyle             Wolfe Tones    Clare

Cathal Barrett              Holycross        Tipperary

Niall O Connor Newmarket      Clare

Colin Madden              Bruff    Limerick

Johnny Mulqueen        Burgess           Tipperary

Ronan Taaffe              Tubber Clare

Brian O Reilly              Shanballymore            Cork

Gary Guilfoyle             Feakle Clare

Paul O Flaherty           Abbeyknockmoy          Galway

Jamie Fitzgibbon         Crusheen        Clare

Thomas Cleary            Killuarne McDonnaghs            Tipperary

Waterford Crystal Cup – 2013 Scorers

Patrick Horgan (Cork) 2-8 (1-4 frees, 0-2 65s) 

Shane Dowling (Limerick) 2-5 (0-4 frees)
Willie Griffin (UCC) 1-7 (1-5 frees)

Daniel Collins 2-3 (Kerry)
Shane Nolan (Kerry) 2-2 (0-2 frees)

Willie O’Dwyer (Kerry) 1-4

Kieran Morris (UL) 0-7 (0-6 frees)
Mark Deegan (IT Tralee) 0-7 (0-7 frees)
Paudie O’Sullivan (Cork) 1-3

Shane O’Sullivan (Waterford) 0-6 (0-2 frees, 0-1 65)

Seamus Harnedy (UCC) 0-5

John Conlon (Mary Immaculate College) 0-5 (0-4 frees)

Pa Cronin (Cork) 0-4 (0-2 frees)

Sean Maunsell (Kerry) 1-1

Niall Moran (Limerick) 0-4
Eamonn Murphy (UL) 0-4
Stephen Moylan (Cork) 0-3

David Breen (Limerick) 1-0
Paul Kelly (UL) 1-0

Sean Curran (Mary Immaculate College) 0-3 (0-1 free)

Richie Foley (Waterford) 0-3

Jake Dillon (Waterford) 0-3 (0-2 frees, 0-1 penalty)

Darren Dineen (Kerry) 0-2
Brendan O’Leary (Kerry) 0-2 

Conor Allis (Limerick) 0-2
Adrian Ryan (UL) 0-2

David Butler (UL) 0-2
Colm Galvin (Mary Immaculate College) 0-2
Seamus Prendergast (Waterford) 0-2

 

Michael Cussen (Cork), Rob O’Shea (Cork), Darragh O’Connell (Kerry) (0-1 free), Padraig Boyle (Kerry), PJ Connolly (Kerry), Seanie Tobin (Limerick), David Reidy (Limerick), Kevin Downes (Limerick), Seamus Hickey (Limerick), P. Walsh (UL), Shane Golden (UL), T. Heffernan (UL), C. Ryan (UL), Brian Stapleton (UL), Kevin Moran (Waterford), Shane Walsh (Waterford), J. Barron (Waterford), Gavin O’Brien (0-1 free), Brian Hartnett (UCC), Conor Lehane (UCC), Dan McCormack (UCC), B Murray (UCC), Jack Walsh (IT Tralee), Giles O’Grady (IT Tralee), S Conlon (IT Tralee), Podge O’Connor  (IT Tralee), Darren Wallace (IT Tralee), Declan Hannon (Mary Immaculate College) (0-1 ’65), Luke O’Farrell (Mary Immaculate College), Brian O’Halloran (Mary Immaculate College) 0-1 each

 

Munster Post Primary Schools Ladies Football Senior C Final – Mount St Michael Rosscarbery v Scoil Mhuire Greenhill, Carrick on Suir

Mount St Michael Rosscarbery will play Scoil Mhuire Greenhill, Carrick on Suir in the Munster Post Primary Schools Ladies Football Senior C Final on Thursday January 24th at 12:00pm in Castletownroche.

Referee: Mike Meade

Extra time if necessary

Corn an Uachtaráin Senior B Football Semi-Final – Abbey CBS 1-8 Hamilton HS Bandon 1-7

Abbey CBS defeated Hamilton HS Bandon by 1-8 to 1-7 in the Corn an Uachtaráin Senior B Football Semi-Final on Wednesday in Mannix College Pitch in Charleville.

Hamilton High School Senior Football Panel

The Hamilton High School Senior Football Panel for this match is as follows –

Niall Kelleher, St. Mary’s

James Goulding, St. Finbarrs

Connor Lynch, Bandon

James Hurley, Kilbrittain

Jack Murphy, Innishannon

Luke Counihan, Innishannon

David Collins, Dohenys

Jack Lyons, Valley Rovers – Captain

Jack O’Toole, Newcestown

Murt Kennelly, Newcestown

Michael Cahalane, Bandon

Trevor Horgan, Newcestown

Micheál McSweeney, Newcestown

Oisín Dowling, Timoleague

Jerry O’Neill, Courcey Rovers

Niall Murray, Newcestown

Jack O’Callaghan, Mathunas

Greg Murphy, Newcestown

Brian O’Leary, Valley Rovers

Jonathan Mulcahy, Bandon

Eoin O’Reilly, Valley Rovers

Chris O’Leary, Valley Rovers

Eoin O’Brien, Ballinascarthy

Luke Meade, Newcestown

Joe O’Mahony, Bandon

Corn Phádraig Senior B Hurling Quarter-Final – Dungarvan CBS 4-10 Col. an Rísigh Ennis 0-5

Dungarvan CBS defeated Col. an Rísigh Ennis by 4-10 to 0-5 in the Corn Phádraig Senior B Hurling Quarter-Final on Wednesday at Golden.

Corn Uí Mhuirí Senior A Football Quarter-Final – St. Brendan’s Coll. Killarney 0-9 St.Flannan’s Coll. Ennis 0-5

O’Connor keeps Flannan’s at bay

Report from the Irish Indepedent newspaper

St Brendan’s 0-9 St Flannan’s, Ennis 0-5

St Flannan’s paid the price for squandering three gilt-edged goal opportunities as St Brendan’s clung tenaciously to a lead they established early on in Charleville. Among the missed chances was a penalty after 37 minutes, which brought a fingertip diving save from St Brendan’s goalkeeper Andrew O’Connor, and the resultant ’45’ came back off the woodwork.

St Brendan’s started better and led by 0-3 to nil after 20 minutes – it was 23 minutes before the Clare side registered their first point, when outstanding centre-back Aidan McGuane raced upfield and showed his forwards how to score. By half-time St Brendan’s led by 0-6 to 0-1. It was a different matter in the second half as St Flannan’s dominated, but they could not turn their pressure into scores, and the Killarney side held on with relative ease.

Scorers – St Brandan’s: M Burns 0-3, T Brosnan 0-2, K Teahan, R O’Riordan, J Kiely, C Keane (f) 0-1 each. St Flannans: M O’Leary 0-4 (2f), A McGuane 0-1.

St Brandan’s – A O’Connor; D Galvin, B Lynch, P Casey; D Lyne, J McCarrick, D Rice; K Murphy, J O’Neill; M Burns, T Brosnan, K Teehan; L Byrnes, R O’Riordan, C Keane. Subs: G Kelly for O’Riordan, A Moriarty for Burns, J Kiely for Brosnan.

St Flannan’s – K Normoyle; K Malone, C O’Brien, E Clancy; O Hanrahan, A McGuane, J Woods; E Hanrahan, F Killeen; T Lynch, D Conroy, B Lynch; E Courtney, C Galvin, M O’Leary. Subs: D Walsh for O Hanrahan, B Carroll for Killeen, D D’Auria for E Hanrahan, N Lynch for Malone.

Ref – S Horgan (Limerick)

Match Preview
With their hurlers surprisingly failing to progress beyond the group stages in the Harty Cup, the footballers of St Flannan’s will have had ample time to prepare for this quarter clash with competition aristocrats St Brendan’s. The Clare school impressed in their victory over Coláiste na Sceilge but came up short against Col. Chríost Rí. St Brendan’s have been nothing but impressive emerging top of a group that contained Tralee CBS and St. Fachtna’s Skibbereen. Indeed their performances to date have led many to believe that the trophy may once again reside in the Sem.

St. Brendan’s results to date:

St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-15 Tralee CBS 1-5

DLS Skibbereen 1-8 St. Brendan’s Killarney 3-7

St. Flannan’s results to date:

Col. Chríost Rí Cork 2-12 St. Flannan’s Ennis 2-6

St. Flannan’s Ennis 2-10 Col. na Sceilge 1-6

 

St.Brendan’s College Panel

See below the St.Brendan’s College Panel for the Corn ui Mhuiri 2012-2013 –

Kieran Murphy- Killcummin (Captain)

Andrew O’ Connor- Legion

Roy Kelliher- Glenflesk

Diarmuid Galvin- Dr.Crokes

Josh Flynn- Fyries

Brian Lynch- Spa

Philip Casey- Killcummin

Damien Lyne- Legion

James McCarrick- Glenflesk

Darragh Rice- Fossa

Sean Burke- Fyries

Jack O’ Neill- Legion

Micheal Burns- Dr.Crokes

Tony Brosnan- Dr.Crokes

Kelvin Teahan- Killcummin

Laurence Byrnes- Dr.Crokes

Dara Roche- Glenflesk

Gavin Kelly- Glenflesk

Kevin Keane- Glenflesk

Conor Keane- Legion

Rory O’Riordan- Spa

Matthew Keane- Killcummin

Donal Lyne- Legion

Alan Moriarty- Legion

Jordan Kiely- Dr.Crokes

Paudie Clifford- Fossa

Mikey O’Shea- Fossa

Jack Cahill- Spa

Manager – Harry O’Neill

Selection – Arthur Fitzgerald, Micheal Leahy

Maor Uisce – Gavin O’Shea, Paudraig Moynihan

St. Flannan’s Ennis Panel

St Flannan’s college team sheet for Corn ui Mhuiri quarter final v St Brendan’s –

Killian Normoyle Cillian MacConsrmaoile, Lissycasey

Kieran Malone, Ciarán Ó Maoleoin, St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay

Conor O’Brien, Conchúir Ó Briain St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield

Eoin Clancy, Eoin MacFhlannchadha Corofin

Oisin Hanrahan, Oisin Ó hAnnracháin Lissycasey

Aidan McGuane, Aodhgain MacDhubhainSt Joseph’s Milltown Malbay

James Woods, Seamus Mac Coille Eire Og

Eoin Hanrahan, Eoin Ó hAnnracháin, St Jospeph’s Doora Barefield

Fergus Killeen, Feargus O Cillin, Corofin

Tadhg Lynch, Tadhg O Loinsigh, Clondegad (Captain)

David Conroy, Daithi O Conaire St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield

Barry Lynch, Barra O Loinsigh Lissycasey

Eimhin Courtney, Eimhin O Cornain, Eire Og

Conor Galvin, Conchuír Ó Gealbháin Clarecastle

Martin O’Leary, Martin O Laoire, Kilmihil

Dean D’Auria, Dean D’Auria, Eire Og

Liam Corbett, Liam Cairbheid, Corofin

Padraig McNamara, Pádraig MacConmara, Lissycasey

Dara Walsh, Darach Breathnach Eire Og

Brian Cahill, Briain O Cathail, Lissycasey

Niall Lynch, Niall Ó Loingsigh Clondegad

Paul Meaney, Pól Ó Maonaigh Clondegad

Barry Coote, Barra de Cút Clondegad

Sean Lynch, Seán Ó Loingsigh Clarecastle

David Fitzgerald, Daithi MacGearailt Ennistymon

Gary Roche, Garrai de Róiste Eire Og

Diarmaid Barron Diarmaid Ó Béaráinl St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield

Jack Garrihy Sean Mac Fhearadaigh

Brian Guilfoyle Brian Mac Giolla Phóil St Joseph’s Doora Barefield

Eoghan O’Leary Eoghan O Laoire Lissycasey