Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final – Tipperary 1-10 Clare 0-8

Early Tynan goal keeps Tipp on course for three-in-a-row

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Tipperary 1-10 Clare 0-8

THE Tipperary minor footballers began their quest to achieve a record three-in-a-row Munster titles at Cusack Park, Ennis and came away with a merited five-point win over home side Clare. Spearheaded by Tom Kirwan at full-forward, Tipperary got into their stride and dominated the game for the last 50 minutes or so, despite a sluggish start. Clare were quick off the mark and raced into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead. But young Tipperary corner-forward Alan Tynan netted his side’s opening score in the 10th minute to draw them level. Tipperary went on to lead by 1-3 to 0-4 at the break, and then took a firm grip on the game in the second half. By the mid-point, they were in front by 1-8 to 0-4. Clare did have the last three scores of the game but the outcome of this tie was hardly in doubt, even as early as the end of the third quarter.

SCORERS – Tipperary: A Tynan 1-2, T Kirwan 0-4, J Keane 0-2 (1f), L Casey (f), P Maher 0-1 each. Clare: B Keating 0-4 (3fs), P O’Malley 0-2 (2fs), L Madigan, D Walsh 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY – J Brady; D Owens, J Feehan, W Connors; L Boland, R Mulcahy, K Fahey; M Russell, C O’Riordan; M Meagher, J Keane, L Casey; A Tynan, T Kirwan, P Maher. Subs: P Shanahan for Meagher inj.(26), E Maloney for Casey (38), M Connolly for Feehan (56), M O’Connor for Boland (58).

CLARE – K Normoyle; F Pyne, J O’Dea, L Howard; K Malone, E Clancy, J Browne; E Hanrahan, D Walsh; J Downes, P O’Malley, C O hAinfein; E Courtney, C Galvin, B Keating. Subs: L Madigan for Galvin (h-t) J Woods for Malone (h-t), O Hanrahan for Browne (35), D Nagle for Clancy (51), C O’Dea for O’Malley (56).

REF – B Stack (Limerick)

Team News

The Tipperary minor football team to play Clare this evening is as follows:

1. Jack Brady (Ballina)
2. Danny Owens (Moyle Rovers)
3. James Feehan (Killenaule)
4. Willie Connors (Kildangan)
5. Luke Boland (Moyle Rovers)
6. Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers)
7. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
8. Mark Russell (Lattin Cullen)
9. Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens) CAPTAIN
10. Michael Meagher (Grangemockler / Ballyneale)
11. Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle)
12. Liam Casey (Cahir)
13. Alan Tynan (Inane Rovers)
14. Tom Kirwan (Ardfinnan)
15. Paul Maher (Kilsheelan)

PRO Contact Details

Clare PRO Sean O’Halloran – pro.clare@gaa.ie and 087 2477803

Tipperary PRO Ger Ryan – pro.tipperary@gaa.ie and 086-8149146

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

For the Record

Clare Tipperary
2013 Team Management Michael Neylon
(Corofin – Manager) 

Michael Queally
(Cooraclare – Coach)

Selectors – Noel Normoyle (Kilmihil), Donal O h Ainifein (Ruan), Michael Neylon (Eire Óg), Paul Conway (Kilkee)

Charlie McKeever
(Manager) 

Selectors – Kevin Mulryan, Shane Stapleton
and Jim Mullins

2013 Team Captain Jack Browne
(Kilrush)
Colin O’Riordan
(JK Brackens)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Waterford by 2-20 to 0-5 in the first round at Cusack Park Ennis. 

Lost to Kerry by 0-17 to 3-4 in the Munster Semi-Final at Cusack Park Ennis.

Defeated Kerry by 2-9 to 0-8 in the first round before defeating Cork by 1-10 to 0-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. 

Defeated Kerry by 2-14 to 1-14 in the Munster Final at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Lost to Mayo by 0-19 to 1-8 in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final

Number of Munster Minor Football titles 3 7
Last Munster Minor Football Title 1953 2012
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 43
Won – 15
Lost – 24
Drawn – 4
Played – 50
Won – 24
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final 2nd Playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles – Tipperary 1-8 Clare 1-3

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Friday April 19th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                              Cork v Kerry                                                  @ 7:00pm

Saturday April 20th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare v Tipperary                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford v Limerick                                    @ 2:30pm

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday April 27th

@ TBC                                               Clare or Tipperary v Limerick or Waterford

Venue Permutations

@ Clare venue                                 Clare v Limerick
(last meeting in 2011 Play-off at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Waterford venue                         Clare v Waterford
(last meeting in 2012 First Round at Cusack Park Ennis)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary v Limerick

(last meeting in 2011 First Round at Kilmallock)

@ Waterford venue                         Tipperary v Waterford
(last meeting in 2009 Playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday May 4th

@ TBC                                               Losers of Cork v Kerry and Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 15th

@ TBC                                   Winners of Cork v Kerry v Winners of Clare v Tipperary

@ TBC                                   Winners of Limerick v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2

Final

Sunday July 7th

@ TBC                                                                                   @ 12:00 noon

Useful Information

Clare have won at least one game in each of the last four seasons in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Tipperary are going for 3 Munster Minor Football titles in a row for the first time having won two in a row in 1934 / 1935 and 2011 / 2012.

Tipperary have won their last 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last two seasons when you include the All-Ireland series.

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995, 2011 and 2012 when Tipperary were successful.

Kerry and Tipperary have played 50 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, tied for the most compared to the other four Munster counties.

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.

Kerry and Cork last met in the Munster Minor Football Championship in the 2010 Final with Cork winning by 1-8 to 1-7 at Fitzgerald Stadium. Since then, Kerry have played 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship while Cork have played 5 games – the longest either county has gone in the history of this competition without playing each other.

Kerry and Cork last met in the first round of the Munster Minor Football Championship on May 18th 1983. Cork defeated Kerry on that occasion by 1-13 to 1-7 at Kilmallock. Cork went on to qualify for the Munster Final where they defeated Tipperary by 1-11 to 1-5 captained by Mick Slocum. The Cork team which won the 1983 Munster Minor Football Final was as follows – Ray Duffy, Michael Maguire, Terry Minihane, Denis Walsh, Mick Slocum (Captain), Brendan Searles, Johnny Moynihan, Brendan Stack, Barry Coffey, Michael McCarthy, Teddy McCarthy, Eddie Kenneally, Martin Kelleher, Tony Power, Paddy Harrington.

Prior to 2012, Kerry’s last defeat in a first round Munster Minor Football Championship game was in March 2002 when they lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-9 at Kilmallock. Kerry avenged that defeat with a 3-16 to 2-6 win over Tipperary in the 2002 Munster Final played at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Waterford have won one of their last 18 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Limerick have won one of their last 9 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (7)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000