Waterford defeated Limerick by 3-10 to 3-9 in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Saturday in Fraher Field Dungarvan.
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Report from the Irish Independent newspaper
Waterford absorbed a late Limerick surge to edge an entertaining clash on Saturday afternoon at Fraher Field and chalk up their first win at minor level in four years. They played an attractive style throughout and their full-forward line struck 1-8 between them. Despite their low levels of preparation, manager John Kiely wasn’t surprised by the outcome. “I have always said that if we get the best lads out on the field at the one time in this county we would be as good as anybody,” he said. Waterford led 2-5 to 1-5 at the break, Tom Devine and Conor Gleeson with the Waterford goals, Jack English raising the green flag for Limerick. Waterford’s lead swelled to nine points when substitute Kevin Daly hit the net on 46 minutes. Limerick battled back with goals from Brian O’Connell and Kieran Daly but it was too little, too late.
Scorers – Waterford: C Gleeson 1-1, T Devine, K Daly 1-0 each, P O’Connor 0-4 (1f), M Troy 0-3 (1f), W Hahessy, C Curran 0-1 each. Limerick: J English 1-1, B O’Connell, K Daly 1-0 each, J Naughton (2fs, 1 ’45’), J Breen (1f) 0-3 each, H Leahy, C Sheehan 0-1 each.
Waterford – C Brown; D Ryan, T Cooney, J Mullaney; B O’Keeffe, B Looby, J Barron; C Curran, T Devine; W Hahessy, M Casey, J Curry; M Troy, C Gleeson, P O’Connor. Subs: J Gleeson for Curry (h-t), K Daly for Casey (44), R Brown for Mullaney (55), C Murray for Troy (57).
Limerick – T Dwyer; S Mullins, J Murphy, D Cussen; S O’Dea, S Cahill, K Ryan; J Naughton, G Reidy; J English, C Sheehan, J Naughton; H Leahy, C O’Shea, J Breen. Subs: J O’Neill for Ryan (40), S Brosnan for Leahy (49), E Murphy for Cussen (49), K Daly for O’Shea (52).
Ref – K Murphy (Cork)
The Waterford Minor Football team to play Limerick on Saturday in Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 2.30 has been named.
1. Craig Brown Erin’s Own
2. Jack Mullaney Stradbally
3. Tomas Cooney Nire
4. Dermot Ryan Nire
5. Jamie Barron An Rinn
6. Brian Looby Ballinacourty
7. Billy o Keeffe Gaultier
8. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers
9. Tom Devine Modeligo
10. Willie Hahessy Rathgormack
11. Micheal Casey Dunhill
12. Jason Curry Rathgormack CAPTAIN
13. Michael Troy Modeligo
14. Conor Gleeson Nire
15. Paul O Connor Clashmore/Kinsalebeg
The Limerick Minor Football team to play Waterford is as follows –
1. Tom Dwyer Ballylanders
2. Sam Mullins Claughan
3. John Murphy Captain Fr.Casey’s
4. David Cussen Galbally
5. Sean O’Dea Killteely/Dromkeen
6. Stephan Cahill Mountcollins
7. Killian Ryan Mungret
8. Killian Fahy Dromcollegher/ Broadford
9. Gavin Reidy Newcastlewest
10. Brian O’Connell Ballylanders
11. Cian Sheehan Newcastlewest
12. James Naughton St. Senan’s
13. Henry Leahy Killmallock
14. Cormac O’Shea Cappagh Kilcornan
15. Jack Breen Fr. Casey’s
For the Record
|2013 Team Management||John “Jackson” Kiely (Kilrossanty – Manager)
Selectors – Tom Guiry (Nire), Tim Linehan (Shamrocks) and Tom Cronin (Ardmore)
|Jerry O’Sullivan (Manager),
Selectors – Brendan Casey, Garrett Noonan
|2013 Team Captain||Jason Curry
|2012 Championship Performance||Lost to Clare by 2-20 to 0-6 in the first round at Cusack Park Ennis.
Lost to Kerry by 1-14 to 1-3 in the Semi-Final 1st Playoff at Fraher Field Dungarvan
|Lost to Cork by 3-13 to 0-6 in the first round at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.
Lost to Kerry by 3-9 to 0-5 in the Semi-Final 2nd Playoff at Austin Stack Park Tralee
|Number of Munster Minor Football titles||0||1|
|Last Munster Minor Football Title||N/A||1956|
|Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000||Played – 39
Won – 6
Lost – 28
Drawn – 5
|Played – 39
Won – 10
Lost – 26
Drawn – 3
|Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship||2010 Munster Minor Football Championship First Round at Kilmallock – Limerick 3-10 Waterford 2-4|
MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
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
@ 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
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
Sunday July 7th
@ TBC @ 12:00 noon
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Clare have won at least one game in each of the last four seasons in the Munster Minor Football Championship.
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.
Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour
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.
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
1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012
1929, 1930, 1953
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