Electric Ireland Munster MFC Q-Final – Cork 2-13 Kerry 2-13

Cork and Kerry played out a 2-13 to 2-13 draw after extra time in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Friday in Pairc Ui Rinn. The replay will take place on Friday April 26th at 7:30pm in Austin Stack Park Tralee.

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Moynihan rescues Cork with last-gasp penalty

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MFC QUARTER-FINAL

Cork 2-13 Kerry 2-13

A see-saw contest ended level after 80 minutes at Páirc Uí Rinn last night, as sub Aidan Moynihan struck from a penalty at the death to necessitate a second meeting between Cork and Kerry in the Electric Ireland Munster MFC quarter-final. Having seen a two-point lead evaporate in injury-time of normal time in front of 2,208 people, Cork looked beaten after Kerry had upped their game in extra-time, But they were handed a lifeline when a Kerry defender was deemed to have used his foot to block a Moynihan shot, moments after the attacker had hit the post.

With Kerry goalkeeper Shane Ryan having earlier saved a penalty from midfielder Ryan Harkin, Moynihan stepped up this time, and though Ryan again got a touch, the ball just made it over the line, Moynihan racing up to make fully sure of the equaliser. The second tilt against the Kingdom was earned due to character, in the view of Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald. “I thought the lads showed great heart and determination,” he said. “In extra-time, you could see that Kerry had had better preparations, we had hurling for a few weeks and lads were cramping, but they gave it their all, their absolute all. “I felt that we were unlucky not to win it in normal time, we gave away a few silly scores, but our general play and our attitude were very good. We’re happy to have another game, but I suppose all it is at this stage is a sparring match.”

Fitzgerald admitted he hadn’t seen the incident leading to the second penalty, however, and his opposite number, Kerry boss Mickey Ned O’Sullivan, was not fully satisfied with the award. “I suppose you make your own luck, we have to go by whatever decisions were made and we only drew,” he said. “I think that the referee overruled his two umpires, they said it was wide and he gave a penalty. There were a lot of positives, we were annihilated in the middle for long periods but we picked it up in extra-time.”

Prior to Cork’s late escape act, it looked as if the ability, and inability, of the sides to take goal chances would prove to be the decisive factor in determining a winner. Kerry had theirs first, Killian Spillane profiting after Shane O’Connor set him up in the 13th minute to put Kerry 1-1 to 0-2 in front. Michael Cahalane cancelled that out seven minutes later – he would finish with 1-5 – Cork should really have been further clear than the 1-4 to 1-2 half-time lead that they possessed, especially as centre-forward Killian O’Connor was doing so well.

After Jack Bushe’s excellent individual point, the same player was fouled for the first penalty but Ryan saved well from Harkin, and then midfielder Harkin was put through by Cahalane but his placed shot was agonisingly wide. While the excellent Conor Keane and Cork captain Stephen Cronin exchanged points early in the second-half, Cork had lost their way in attack, and Kerry took control, Keane and Jack Savage helping to put them in front again at 1-6 to 1-5. Cahalane came good for Cork two monster points, one a free, and with renewed impetus they pushed on again to lead 1-9 to 1-6 with just over five minutes left.

Though Savage and Keane pulled Kerry back to within a point, Cahalane’s free looked to have secured the win for the hosts before wing-back Matthew Flaherty and then Keane tied matters again. Keane’s goal, after Spillane did the grunt work, gave Kerry a cushion and four points separated the sides at the turnaround. O’Connor and Cahalane reduced the gap before Savage pushed Kerry clear again, but Moynihan would have the final say.

Scorers for Cork: M Cahalane 1-5 (0-3 frees), K O’Connor 0-3, A Moynihan 1-0 (penalty), D O’Driscoll 0-2 (0-1 free), R O’Sullivan, S Cronin, J Bushe 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: C Keane 1-6 (0-1 ‘45’), J Savage 0-4 (frees), K Spillane 1-0, D Foran, M Flaherty, C Jordan 0-1 each.

CORK: A Casey; M McSweeney, K Histon, N Hayes; K O’Neill, S Cronin, R O’Callaghan; P O’Neill, R Harkin; D O’Driscoll, K O’Connor, K Cremin; C O’Driscoll, M Cahalane, J Bushe.

Subs: D Quinn for Hayes (21), A Moynihan for C O’Driscoll (26), S White for P O’Neill (44), R O’Sullivan for D O’Driscoll (47), T Horgan for Histon (50), P O’Brien for R Cahalane, C O’Driscoll for Moynihan (both start of extra time), M Prendergast for Horgan (63), D O’Driscoll for Bushe (69), Moynihan for Cremin (77).

KERRY: S Ryan; ST Dillon, C Ó Lúing, P Ó Conchúir; M Flaherty, G Horan, B Sugrue; É Ó Conchúir, B O’Sullivan; T Ó Sé, J Savage, D Foran; C Keane, S O’Connor, K Spillane.

Subs: K Shanahan for O’Sullivan (half-time), C Jordan for O’Connor (49), F Clifford for Sugrue (55), C Murphy for É Ó Conchúir (56), É Ó Conchúir for Ó Sé (72), M Burns for Foran (77).

Referee: A Kissane (Waterford)

PRO Contact Details

Kerry PRO John O’Leary – pro.kerry@gaa.ie and 086-302 6041

Cork PRO Tracey Kennedy – pro.cork@gaa.ie and 087 1250373

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

Team News

The Cork Minor Football team to play Kerry in Friday night’s Electric Ireland Munster Quarter-Final will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Casey

Kiskeam

2. Michael McSweeney 3. Kieran Histon 4. Niall Hayes

Newcestown Cobh Kilmacabea

5. Kevin O’Neill 6. Stephen Cronin 7. Rickard Cahalane

Glenville Nemo Rangers Sliabh Rua

8. Peter O’Neill 9. Ryan Harkin

Ballincollig Mallow

10. Don O’Driscoll 11. Killian O’Connor 12. Kevin Cremin

Clann na nGael Mallow Boherbue

13. Conor O’Driscoll 14. Michael Cahalane 15. Jack Bushe

Mizen Rovers Bandon Ilen Rovers

16. Colm O’Driscoll Castlehaven

17. Dylan Quinn St. Finbarr’s

18. Seán White Clonakilty

19. Conor Kingston Douglas

20. Patrick O Brian Bandon

21. Richard O’Sullivan Kilmacabea

22. Trevor Horgan Newcestown

23. Aidan Moynihan Canovee

24. Mark Prendergast Ballincollig

Captain: Stephen Cronin.

Stephen Cronin and Killian O’Connor are the only survivors from the team defeated by Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final last year, with O’Connor scoring a point in that game.

There is significant dual involvement this year: Kieran Histon, Kevin O’Neill, Rickard Cahalane, Michael Cahalane and Trevor Horgan all played in the Minor Hurling victory over Clare last week, along with Peter Kelleher who is ruled out of this game through injury.

Additional Panel Members: Kevin Flahive (Douglas), James Moynihan (Canovee), Peter Kelleher (Western Gaels), Michael Hurley ( Castlehaven), Damien O’Gorman (Kilmeen), Alan Power (Bishopstown), Jordan O’Connor (Na Piarsaigh), Cian O’Donovan (Clonakilty), Adam Lyne (St. Finbarr’s)

 

The Kerry Minor Team to play Cork in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Championship to be played in Páirc Uí Rinn on Friday evening next at 7 pm is as follows:

1. Shane Ryan Rathmore

2. Sean T. Dillon St Senans

3. Cathal Ó Luing An Ghaeltacht

4. Pádraig Ó Conchúir An Daingean

5. Matthew Flaherty Dingle

6. Greg Horan Austin Stacks

7. Brian Sugrue Renard

8. Eanna Ó Conchúir An Ghaeltacht

9. Barry O’Sullivan Dingle

10. David Foran St Senans

11. Jack Savage Kerins O’Rahillys

12. Tomás Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht

13. Conor Keane Killarney Legion

14. Shane O’Connor John Mitchels (Captain)

15. Killian Spillane Templenoe

16. Darragh O’Shea Ballydonoghue

17. Conor Jordan Austin Stacks

18. Kevin Shanahan Ardfert

19. Fionán Clifford Waterville

20. Kieran Murphy Glenflesk

21. Paudie Carroll Ardfert

22. Michéal Burns Dr Crokes

23. Joe O’Kelly Austin Stacks

24. Tony Brosnan Dr Crokes

Management Team:

Bainsteoir: Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Kenmare)

Selectors: John O’Keeffe(Austin Stacks), Peter Keane(St Marys)

There are 7 survivors from the Kerry Minor team that was defeated by Dublin in the All Ireland Semi Final in 2012 namely, Cathal Ó Luing, Padraig Ó Conchúir, Greg Horan, Éanna Ó Conchúir, David Foran, Jack Savage and Conor Keane

For the Record

Cork Kerry
2013 Team Management Ephie Fitzgerald
(Nemo Rangers – Manager) 

Andrew McCarthy (Inniscarra), Pat Spratt (Buttevant),
Liam Hodnett (St. Finbarr’s), Donal O Sullivan (Castletownbere)

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Bainsteoir) 

Peter Keane (Maor Foirne)

John O’Keeffe
(Selector / Physical Trainer)

2013 Team Captain Stephen Cronin
(Nemo Rangers)
Shane O’Connor
(John Mitchels)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Limerick in the first round by 3-13 to 0-6 in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. 

Lost to Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final at
Pairc Ui Chaoimh on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-9

Lost to Tipperary in the first round before qualifying for the Munster Final with victories over Waterford, Limerick and Clare. Lost to Tipperary by 2-14 to 1-14 in the Munster Final. Defeated Roscommon by 1-9 to 0-11 in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final before losing to Dublin in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 3-12 to 1-10
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 29 41
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2010 2009
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 42
Won – 26
Lost – 13
Drawn – 3
Played – 50
Won – 38
Lost – 9
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney – Cork 1-8 Kerry 1-7 – Brian Hurley scored 1-6 to help Cork to a one point victory

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Minor stars ready to light up summer 2013


Minor GAA stars Barry Heffernan (Tipperary hurler), Éanna Burke (Galway hurler), Lorcán Molloy (Dublin footballer), James McEntee (Meath footballer) and Ruairi McGlone (Tyrone footballer) linked up with former minor All-Ireland winners and current senior Inter-county stars Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone), and Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny) to launch Electric Ireland’s new GAA campaign and to celebrate their sponsorship of the 2013 Electric Ireland Football and Hurling Minor Championships.
The Electric Ireland Minor Championships: Where Major Stars are Made campaign hopes to energise current players by showcasing former minor players who are now major stars in their chosen discipline of GAA, football, rugby, music and business.

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill said:, “The Electric Ireland Minor Championships are highly valued in our stable of competitions and the fact they give our young players a first real chance to represent their county at national level in a competitive championship environment gives them a special status within the GAA community.
“We are delighted to have the support of Electric Ireland in helping to promote these competitions in a proactive and exciting way as part of our ongoing efforts to generate even more interest in the games. Many of our current stars have progressed through the minor competitions and we are very much looking forward to continuing this work in 2013 and the years ahead.”

Match off – Munster MHC S-Final Playoff – Waterford v Clare

The game between Waterford and Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi Final Playoff on Wednesday April 17th fixed for Fraher Field Dungarvan was called out to the adverse weather conditions.  The game has been re-fixed for Wednesday May 1st at 7:00pm in Fraher Field Dungarvan.

Munster GAA Statement on Minor Hurling Postponement

Munster GAA regrets that the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final Playoff game between Clare and Waterford scheduled for Fraher Field Dungarvan tonight (Wednesday April 17th) had to be postponed.

The game was cancelled in the interests of player safety which is of paramount importance. This decision was made by the referee, Anthony Sherlock, with the full support of both counties and Munster GAA. The game was cancelled at 6:40pm as soon as it became apparent that the ever increasing winds were dangerously high for everyone involved. The decision was then communicated to the patrons in attendance immediately. The game will be re-fixed in the coming days by the Munster GAA CCC.

With a few hundred people already in the ground, it was not feasible or practical to issue people with refunds. Various different categories of entrance applied on the night including free juveniles, juvenile groups, ticket holders, OAPs, students, press etc. It would have been impossible to distinguish between these people so the best approach is that all patrons will have free entry for the re-fixed game.

We realise this did not suit everybody but when totally exceptional circumstances apply as was the case on Wednesday night, it is not always possible to produce an outcome to everybody’s satisfaction.

In relation to the timing of the decision to postpone tonight’s game, the conditions at Fraher Field Dungarvan were monitored on a regular basis during Wednesday afternoon up to an hour before the throw-in time and the game was deemed playable. As conditions deteriorated in Dungarvan in the hour leading up to the game, a further inspection was carried out and the best decision in the circumstances was taken. We thank all our patrons for their patience in the circumstances.

 

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Final – Clare 0-31 Cork 2-23

Clare go the extra to send Cork crashing

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 0-31 Cork 2-23

Demotion for Cork after this two-point loss to Clare in an extra-time high-scoring and ultimately championship intensity Division 1A relegation final in the windswept Gaelic Grounds yesterday and relief for Clare as they preserve their elite status for another year. Cork have no-one but themselves to blame either, because twice in the second half of normal time, after each of their two goals, victory was in their own hands. The first occasion was in the 53rd minute, full-forward Luke O’Farrell finding the net from the rebound, after Clare keeper Patrick Kelly had denied Conor Lehane, to put Cork five points clear (1-16 to 0-14). Clare recovered from that, went on a powerful and what looked like a match-winning charge, outscored Cork seven points to one to lead by one with time running out. Then came Cork’s second goal, outstanding captain Pa Cronin beating Brendan Bugler with a fine catch on the edge of the square then booting to the net. Cork now two points clear, entering the two minutes of signalled additional time.

Again Clare closed, again Cork failed to hold on, and the game went to extra-time. A worrying sign surely for Cork selector Kieran Kingston; worrying also was the fact Clare had completely dominated possession in the second-half, won the lions’ share of the puckouts but cost themselves through poor shooting, 10 wides in that half. “A lot of those shots were taken under pressure, forced wides,” Kieran pointed out. “We weren’t concerned about that, we felt the game was there for the taking.”

The problem for Cork in that second-half was that Clare were far more tigerish around the ball, around the puckouts especially. “They hit the breaks a bit better than we did, to be fair to them. They used that tactic very well throughout the league, against Kilkenny and others, on their own puckouts and on the opposition’s, that’s something they have obviously worked on, and they hit the break a lot. “The most disappointing thing for us in normal time, when we took the lead after getting the goal we should have held on, we should have driven on — unfortunately we didn’t.”

In that extra-time however, Clare would make no mistake. Their profligacy in front of the posts would continue but so would their all-round dominance. Cork keeper Anthony Nash was forced into a brilliant point-blank save from young sub Peter Duggan as all over the field Clare took control. The precocious full-back trio of Domhnall O’Dononvan, David McInerney and Seadna Morey grew into the game, Brendan Bugler and Patrick O’Connor took control on the wings while centre-back and captain Patrick Donnellan was magnificent throughout.

The Clare second half midfield pairing of Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin contributed an endless supply of ball but also contributed handsomely on the scoreboard (Kelly ended with six points from play, Galvin an invaluable three). Up front, threat in every area, rangy Darach Honan and powerful John Conlon especially dangerous. Those who wondered about Clare’s strength in depth also got an answer as subs Conor McGrath, Peter Duggan and Cathal McInerney all caught the eye.

And yet, and yet, all that being said, Cork would have tied this game at the death had Cathal Naughton’s last-second goal-bound pile-driver not been deflected over the bar by the perfectly placed Bugler. Strange game, truly. “Not the result we wanted,” said a forlorn Kingston, “but the format of the league wasn’t conducive to either ourselves or Clare, no matter who won today. “It was probably a very entertaining game for the supporters, scores missed on both sides that on another day might have gone over. We felt we needed to use our panel as best we could. Unfortunately we were forced to line out without a few players, Shane O’Neill broke down on Thursday night which wasn’t ideal. “Saying that, the effort from everyone was excellent, we have no complaints about that. “We’re very disappointed, of course, but we have to get on with it, it’s all about the 23rd of June now [Munster championship semi-final against the winners of Clare/Waterford].”

As for Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald — joy yes, but hardly unconfined. “It’s a good win. We beat Cork in a relegation play-off – that’s it. We’re not going to get carried away by it. “We won’t beat the likes of Waterford with so many wides. Cork could just as easily have won that game. “We know there’s still a long road to go.”

Scorers for Clare: Colin Ryan 0-10 (6f), T Kelly 0-6, J Conlon 0-4, C Galvin 0-3, D Honan, C McGrath 0-2 each, P Kelly (f), F Lynch, P Collins and C McInerney, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-11 (6f, 1 65), P Cronin 1-3, L O’Farrell 1-2, C Naughton 0-2, C O’Sullivan, D Kearney, C Lehane, S Moylan and C McCarthy 0-1 each.

Clare: P Kelly; D O’Donovan, D McInerney, S Morey; B Bugler, P Donnellan (c), P O’Connor; C Galvin, Conor Ryan; J Conlon, T Kelly, Colin Ryan; S O’Donnell, D Honan, P Collins.

Subs for Clare: C McGrath for Conor Ryan (26), P Duggan for Collins (60), C McInerney for O’Donnell (70+1), J Clancy for Honan (inj. 80), F Lynch for Duggan (85), S O’Donnell for Clancy (90).

Cork: A Nash; K Murphy, B Murphy, C O’Sullivan; S White, C Joyce, W Egan; L McLoughlin, D Kearney; C Lehane, P O’Sullivan, P Cronin (c); S Moylan, L O’Farrell, P Horgan.

Subs for Cork: T Kenny for Kearney (53), C McCarthy for Moylan (60), C Spillane for K Murphy (62), C Naughton for White (67), M Walsh for McLoughlin (inj 78), B Hartnett for P O’Sullivan (86), P O’Brien for Lehane (86).

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Clare 0-31 Cork 2-23

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Clare defeated Cork on a 0-31 to 2-23 scoreline after extra-time in a dramatic Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A relegation play-off at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. The result saw Davy Fitzgerald’s Banner County preserved their top-flight status and condemned Cork to Division 1B hurling in 2014.

In front of 5,204 spectators, the sides were deadlocked at the end of 70 minutes – 0-23 to 2-17 – as Luke O’Farrell and Pa Cronin bagged second-half goals for Cork. O’Farrell netted in the 53rd minute but Clare, who were five points down, rallied strongly and edged head in the 66th minute through Colin Ryan. Cronin looked to have won it two minutes from time with a second goal for the Rebels but late points Tony Kelly and Ryan (free) forced extra-time.

During the game, Clare registered a massive tally of 24 wides. The hit and miss nature of their shooting was summed up by one of their best players on the day – Colin Ryan. The Newmarket-on-Fergus man, named at midfield but operating mainly in the half-forward line, shot 0-10 but he also hit eight wides. Clare racked up 31 points from 59 scoring opportunities. A goal never came, but Clare went close in extra-time as Peter Duggan forced a fine save from Anthony Nash.

This was a desperately disappointing setback for the Rebels – who have lost three times against Clare this season, twice in the National League and in a Waterford Crystal Cup tie. And Clare showed remarkable character to force extra-time as they trailed by two points with time running out. Pa Cronin scored Cork’s second goal in the 68th minute and the Rebels led by 2-17 to 0-21. But late scores from Tony Kelly, who bagged six points in total, and Ryan took the game into extra-time as the sides finished deadlocked at 0-23 to 2-17.

Cork had led by 0-11 to 0-07 at the end of a lacklustre first half and Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side played with the aid of a strong wind from the start. After Paudie O’Sullivan was foiled by Patrick Kelly’s fine save in the 51st minute, Cork bagged the game’s opening goal two minutes later, when Luke O’Farrell netted at the second attempt. That score took the wind out of Clare’s sails after Fitzgerald’s charges had fought back to within two points, 0-14 to 0-16. But they stuck at it and a run of five unanswered points from the 61st to 66th minutes pushed them a point clear, 0-21 to 1-17.

The final quarter of the game provided rich entertainment for 5,204 spectators but the Clare fans who made the short journey were fearing the worst when Cronin caught Conor Lehane’s delivery and booted home a second goal. But Clare had another kick in them and after drawing level again, they played the first half of extra-time with the breeze, going on to establish a 0-27 to 2-19 advantage at the turn. In the second period of extra-time, Clare managed to keep the Rebels at arm’s length to secure a priceless win. Cathal Naughton had a late chance to restore parity again but his rasping drive deflected over the crossbar off Brendan Bugler, one third of a rock-solid Clare half-back line. Patrick Horgan finished with a personal haul of 0-11 but still finished on the losing side.

CLARE: P Kelly (0-01f); D O’Donovan, D McInerney, S Morey; B Bugler, P Donnellan, P O’Connor; C Galvin (0-03), Conor Ryan; J Conlon (0-04), T Kelly (0-06), Colin Ryan (0-10, 6f); S O’Donnell, D Honan (0-02), P Collins (0-01).

Subs: C McGrath (0-02) for Conor Ryan (26), P Duggan for Collins (60), A O’Neill (0-01) for O’Donnell (70+1), J Clancy for Honan (80), F Lynch (0-01) for Duggan (85), S O’Donnell for Clancy (90).

CORK: A Nash; K Murphy, B Murphy, C O’Sullivan (0-01); S White, C Joyce, W Egan; L McLoughlin, D Kearney (0-01); C Lehane (0-01), P Cronin (1-03), P O’Sullivan; S Moylan (0-01), L O’Farrell (1-02), P Horgan (0-11, 6f, 1 65).

Subs: T Kenny for Kearney (53), C McCarthy (0-1) for Moylan (60), C Spillane for K Murphy (62), C Naughton (0-02) for White (67), M Walsh for McLoughlin (blood, 78), B Hartnett for P O’Sullivan (86), P O’Brien for Lehane (86).

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Team News

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Clare on Sunday in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-off at 3pm in the Gaelic Grounds will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Nash

2. Shane O’Neill 3. Brian Murphy 4. Conor O’Sullivan

5. Stephen White 6. Christopher Joyce 7. William Egan

8. Lorcán McLoughlin 9. Daniel Kearney

10. Conor Lehane 11. Paudie O’Sullivan 12. Pa Cronin

13. Stephen Moylan 14. Luke O’Farrell 15. Patrick Horgan

16. Darren McCarthy Ballymartle

17. Kilian Murphy Erin’s Own

18. Mark Ellis Millstreet

19. Tom Kenny Grenagh

20. Colm Spillane Castlelyons

21. Michael Walsh Kildorrery

22. Rob O’Shea Carrigaline

23. Cian McCarthy Sarsfields

24. Brian Hartnett Midleton

25. Cathal Naughton Newtownshandrum

26. Peter O’Brien Kildorrery

The Cork team shows two changes from the team that lost to Kilkenny, as Shane O’Neill and William Egan return from injury, replacing Kilian Murphy and Cian McCarthy.

Match Preview

Clare v Cork, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 3pm

From the GAA.ie web site

Sunday, April 14

Allianz Hurling Division IA Relegation Play-Off

Such are the fine lines between success and failure in the top tier of the Allianz Hurling League, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to suggest that with a bit more luck Cork and Clare might just as easily be contesting a league semi-final rather than a shoot-out to see who drops down to Division IB in 2014.

Both sides went into their Round 5 games with realistic chances of making the semi-finals, but Cork were narrowly beaten by Kilkenny and Davy Fitzgerald’s Clare were beaten by Tipperary by a surprisingly large margin of 11 points.

While relegation to Division IB would not be a disaster for either side, Limerick’s plight – they are due to spend a fourth successive year in the second tier after losing to Dublin last Saturday – should serve as sufficient warning of just how tough a league it can be to get back out of. Then again, Dublin proved this year that it is possible to bounce back immediately after relegation from Division IA.

However, relegation would be very disappointing for either side, given their respective campaigns have shown flashes of real promise mixed with some equaling alarming lapses. Relegation would also have to be seen as a backward step for two very young and inexperienced sides who made significant progress under new managers in 2012.

Cork’s former All-Ireland winning defender, Alan Browne, said this week that relegation would be a major setback for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side. “It would be absolute disaster. I think it would be very bad for Cork hurling,” the Blackrock man said.

Cork started their campaign superbly, beating Tipperary by 0-26 to 1-11 in a remarkable opening night performance, but the Rebels’ deficiencies were laid bare in the 1-16 to 1-22 defeat to Clare at Páirc Uí Rinn in Round 3. The margin of victory failed to do the Banner County’s dominance justice. Clare bossed the second half after trailing by 0-12 to 0-7 at the break, with Colin Ryan and Tony Kelly putting in majestic shifts and contributing 0-16 between them. Cork then drew with Galway before losing to the Cats when the pressure was on in the final game of the regulation stages.

The win over Cork proved to be the high-point of the Banner County’s campaign, as they lost their subsequent games to Kilkenny and then to Tipperary by a worrying 3-19 to 1-14.

“We don’t want to be going straight back down,” Clare’s All Star wing-back Brendan Bugler told the Irish Examiner this week. “We played well in this league but it was so competitive, bitterly disappointing to lose two games by only a point.”

Nicky O’Connell (back) and Seán Collins are injury concerns for Clare, while Cathal McInerney is definitely ruled out. Cork have made two changes from the side that lost to Kilkenny two weeks ago, with Shane O’Neill and William Egan drafted into the side in defence in place of Kilian Murphy and Cian McCarthy.

 

Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior Hurling “B” Final – Dungarvan CBS 3-18 St.Mary’s CBGS Belfast 1-5

Curran applies coup de grace in Dungarvan march to victory

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

DUNGARVAN CBS 3-18 ST MARY’S, BELFAST 1-5

ALL-IRELAND COLS SH ‘B’ FINAL – 15 APRIL 2013

A DEVASTATING second half from Dungarvan CBS saw the Waterford school wrest the O’Keefe Cup from defending champions St Mary’s CBGS. Corner-forward Patrick Curran top-scored with 1-6 for the Deise lads but he was ably assisted by midfielder Colin Dunford, who notched 0-6, while full-forward Ryan Donnelly plundered 2-2. In a strong swirling wind, St Mary’s opened the scoring when Conor Johnston fired over after five minutes. However, Dungarvan got into their stride, with two Dunford points and a Curran free giving them a lead they would not lose. St Mary’s battled and trailed by just two at the break, 0-6 to 0-4, with Johnston, Domhnall Moran and Dara Rocks on target, while Curran’s frees kept Dungarvan’s noses in front.

The second half was a much different story as the powerful Munster side tagged on three quick scores after the restart before James Connolly replied for St Mary’s. It was one-way traffic from then on in, with Dunford and Criostoir Breathnach pointing before Ryan Donnelly’s 40th-minute goal killed the game as a contest. Dungarvan hit the next five in a row before Donnelly bagged his second goal as the St Mary’s heads dropped. Curran applied the coup de grace in the dying minutes with a fine finish, with James Connolly’s goal for Mary’s a mere consolation.

Scorers – Dungarvan CBS: P Curran 1-6 (0-5fs), R Donnelly 2-2, C Dunford 0-6, A Donnelly 0-2, C Breathnach, C O’Grady 0-1 each. St Mary’s CBGS: J Connolly 1-1, C Johnston 0-2, D Moran (1f), D Rocks 0-1 each.

Dungarvan CBS – G Power; C Culloo, K Daly, M Cronin; K Barron, K Looby, C Barry; C Curran, C Dunford; A Donnelly, M Harney, C Breathnach; D Lyons, R Donnelly, P Curran. Subs: M Shine for C Barry (47), J O’Connell for K Looby (49), J Morrissey for A Donnelly (54), C O’Grady for C Breathnach (57), D Kirwin for R Donnelly (59).

St Mary’s CBGS – J Darragh; S Gaskin, T O Ciaran, C O’Rawe; C Hanna, D Moran, A Orchin; G Walsh, R Wilson; S Shannon, C McVeigh, J Connolly; C Johnston, L McLarnon, D Rocks. Sub: D Murphy for L McLarnon (36).

Ref – A Stapleton (Laois)

Match Preview

There is hurling silverware up for grabs this weekend as the Masita GAA senior hurling “B” final between Dungarvan CBS and St Mary’s CBGS, Belfast, throws-in with Dungarvan still on a high from their combined colleges ‘A’ final win. They’ll be many people’s tips to win the ‘B’ final as well but the Belfast side have a huge reputation in schools hurling and will fancy their chances of clinching the trophy.

This game was postponed initially as three of the St Mary’s team planned to visit Zambia to help on a pastoral care mission. St. Mary’s CBGS have been part of the Christian Brothers Developing World Immersion Programme since 2001; an initiative which encourages schools in the Edmund Rice Network in throughout Ireland to connect with Christian Brother communities and projects in the Developing World. Indeed, the Belfast school is widely recognised as effectively setting the standard for all other immersion projects.

Sadly, this year’s trip had to be cancelled as Belfast City Airport was closed shortly due to the recent harsh weather. The school’s senior hurlers will now be hoping to bring some good news back to their classmates. They defeated St Raphael’s, Loughrea in the semi-final and in doing so Paddy Linden’s side made a statement for that Loughrea was, up to recently, winning Connacht and national ‘A’ titles.

Top performers this year are full back and Antrim Senior panel member Tomas Ó Ciarain and forwards Conor Kerr, James Connolly. Indeed, the Mary’s rearguard held of O’Ciaran and goalkeeper John Darragh have been particularly impressive. “Things have been going well for us in recent years and we have a nice bit of experience built up,” Linden says. “The lads are on a high but we’ll need to keep that going if we’re to beat Dungarvan CBS in the final. If it was Antrim against Waterford in the morning we would be clear underdogs so we’ll be all out to keep bucking the trend.”

 

 

Electric Ireland Munster MHC Q-Final – Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14

Classy O’Callaghan finally helps end Cork’s dismal run

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14

Cork finished strongly to overcome Clare in their Munster MHC quarter-final at Páirc Uí Rinn last night. While the sides were level with nine minutes of normal time left, four points from Pa O’Callaghan and one from Anthony Spillane, only answered by a Bobby Duggan free for Clare, gave the hosts victory by four points. It was a first win in the grade for Cork against somebody other than Kerry since 2010, and manager Pat Kenneally did not attempt to downplay the significance of their success. “It wasn’t pretty by any means, but there was nobody interested in performance tonight, it was just about getting this monkey off our backs and we succeeded in doing that,” he said. “There was a lot of pressure, whether we liked it or not, mounting around us and this was important, there was no doubt about that. “It wasn’t pleasant at half time [at which stage they trailed by three points], we were a trifle rude to a couple of players, but to eke it out in the end tells you something about the heart of the squad.”

Cork got off to a flyer, as early points from Trevor Horgan and Kevin O’Neill were followed by the winning of a penalty, corner-forward Aaron Ward fouled in trying to gather the rebound after O’Callaghan had a shot blocked on the line by Clare corner-back Niall Bolton. Though O’Callaghan did not catch the penalty perfectly, it still went in off a Clare hurley, and things got even better for the hosts moments later as Peter Kelleher found Spillane, who found space well and fired home for a 2-2 to nil lead. The rest of the first half was all Clare’s, however. A goal from Duggan — who finished with 2-8 — got them back in contention immediately, the talented corner-forward adding two points among a raft of scores before being fouled for a penalty after David Begley had picked him out with a perfect pass. Duggan drilled to the net for a 2-4 to 2-3 lead, and though the introduction of Mark O’Connor gave Cork a bit more impetus in the half-forward line, they continued to struggle at half-back and Begley and Ian Galvin both scored further Clare points as they led by 2-8 to 2-5 at the interval.

That deficit was blitzed in quick fashion by Cork at the start of the second half, however, O’Callaghan pointing before poking the loose ball to the net after Spillane had an effort half-blocked in the 32nd minute, making it 3-6 to 2-8. Duggan’s frees ensured that Clare never allowed their opponents to kick on fully, but Kelleher, who had relocated to midfield after O’Connor came on, was linking well with Michael Cahalane at midfield and he sent over two storming points while Horgan got his third of the game. It was nip and tuck during the middle of the second half, but Cork had pushed two clear, 3-10 to 2-12, when Clare won a second penalty on 49 minutes as sub Alex Morey was fouled. This time, Duggan’s shot was kept out by Cork captain Cathal Cormack, and though he converted the 65, O’Callaghan took control in the closing stages to ensure the win for Cork.

The Rebels could play Clare again if the latter overcome Waterford in next week’s losers’ play-off but Kenneally is not too concerned. “We have a break now until the end of June, but it’s a break we haven’t had for a while,” added Kenneally.

Scorers for Cork: P O’Callaghan 2-6 (1-0 pen, 0-2f), A Spillane 1-1, T Horgan 0-3, P Kelleher, K O’Neill 0-2 each, M O’Connor 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: B Duggan 2-8 (1-0pen, 0-5f, 0-1 65), I Galvin, D Begley 0-2 each, E Tuohy (1f), C Downey 0-1 each.

CORK: P Collins; S O’Brien, K O’Connor, K Histon; M O’Keeffe, C Twomey, C Cormack; M Cahalane, R Cahalane; P Kelleher, K O’Neill, T Horgan; A Ward, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane.

Subs: M O’Connor for O’Keeffe (24), S Hayes for Ward (45), S Burke for Hayes (59)

CLARE: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane, E Tuohy, S Gleeson; D Conroy, C Downey; B Duggan, I Galvin, S Ward; C Deasy, D Begley, C Moloney.

Subs: A Morey for Galvin (47), M Lynch for Moloney (56), O Donnellan for Conroy (60)

Referee: J O’Brien (Tipperary)

 

Team News

CLARE (MH v Cork): L Corbett (Corofin); S O’Leary (Cratloe), D McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona), N Bolton (Tulla); A McGuane (Kilmaley), E Tuohy (Feakle), S Gleeson (Cratloe); D Conroy (St Joseph’s Doora Barefield), C Downey (Clonlara); B Duggan (Clarecastle), I Galvin (Clonlara), S Ward (Clarecastle); C Deasy (Sixmilebridge), D Begley (Clonlara), C Moloney (Kilmaley).

The Cork Minor Hurling team to play Clare in Thursday night’s Electric Ireland Munster Quarter-Final at 7pm in Páirc Uí Rinn will line out as follows:

1. Patrick Collins Ballinhassig

2. Shane O Brien St. Catherine’s  3. Killian O’Connor Mallow  4. Kieran Histon Cobh

5. Mark O Keeffe Fr. O’Neill’s  6. Conor Twomey Newtownshandrum  7. Cathal Cormack Blackrock

8. Michael Cahalane Bandon  9. Rickard Cahalane     Ballymartle

10. Peter Kelleher Kilmichael  11. Kevin O’Neill Watergrasshill  12. Trevor Horgan Newcestown

13. Aaron Ward Douglas   14. Pa O’Callaghan Ballyhea  15. Anthony Spillane Castlelyons

Captain: Cathal Cormack, Blackrock

Subs:

16. Michael Browne Ballyhea

17. Eddie Gunning Na Piarsaigh

18. Darren Quirke Midleton

19. David Noonan Glen Rovers

20. Conor Kelleher Sarsfields

21. Donal Hannon Newmarket

22. Mark O Connor Douglas

23. Sean Bourke Grenagh

24. Sean Hayes Mallow

Six of this year’s starting fifteen also started last year’s defeat to Clare: Patrick Collins, Killian O’Connor, Kevin O’Neill, Michael Cahalane, Anthony Spillane and Pa O’Callaghan, who was Cork’s top scorer in that game, with a total of 1-6. Rickard Cahalane and Trevor Horgan both came on as subs.

Also on the training panel:

Alan O’Callaghan (Blackrock)

Darragh O’Callaghan (Watergrasshill)

James O’Flynn (Erins Own)

Charlie O’Connor (Glen Rovers)

Dayne Lee (Na Piarsaigh)

Shane Mulcahy (Blarney)

Joe Logue (Blackrock)

Dylan Quinn (St. Finbarr’s)

For the Record

Cork Clare
2013 Team Management Pat Kennelly
(Newcestown – Manager) 

Timmy Kelleher (Erin’s Own),
Ger O’Halloran (Ballinhassig),
John Mortell (Ballyhea),
Frank Flannery
(Carrigtwohill – Coach)

Eamon Fennessy
(Manager) 

Selectors –
Ken Morrissey &
Richard Woods

2013 Team Captain Cathal Cormack (Blackrock) Aidan McGuane (Kilmaley)
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Limerick in the first round by 0-16 to 1-12 before defeating Kerry by 6-22 to 1-4. 

Bowed out of the competition in the Losers Group Playoff Final at the hands of Clare on a scoreline of 0-18 to 1-9.

Lost to Waterford after extra time in the first round. Victories over Cork and Limerick ensured a place in the Munster Final where Clare lost to Tipperary by 1-16 to 1-12. Defeated Down in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final before losing to Dublin by 4-14 to 2-17 in the Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 32 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2008 2011
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 40
Won – 25
Lost – 12
Drawn – 3
Played – 37
Won – 18
Lost – 18
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship May 10th 2012 at Cusack Park Ennis – Clare 0-18 Cork 1-9 – Bobby Duggan scored 10 points as Clare dominated the second half to dispatch Cork from the Munster Minor Hurling Championship.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Thursday April 11th

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

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Waterford v Tipperary                                  @ 7:00pm


Semi-Final Play-off

Wednesday April 17th

(See venue permutations below)

@ Cork venue                                  Cork v Waterford

(met in 2010 Semi-Final Replay in Walsh Park Waterford)

@ Cork venue                                  Cork v Tipperary

(met in 2011 Playoff in Semple Stadium Thurles)

@ Waterford venue                         Clare v Waterford

(met in 2012 Quarter-Final in Cusack Park Ennis)

@ Clare venue                                 Clare v Tipperary

(met in 2011 Semi-Final in Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 26th

Limerick v Winners of Waterford v Tipperary

Winners of Cork v Clare v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off

Final

Sunday July 14th

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Since winning the 2008 Munster Minor Hurling title, Cork have won 3 of their last 11 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship (twice v Kerry in 2011 and 2012 and once v Tipperary after extra time in the first round in 2010)

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 7 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 5 years.

Clare have won 9 of their last 11 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 3 seasons, winning the 2010 and 2011 Munster titles at this grade.

Limerick have won 3 of their last 13 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2006. The victories came against Cork (2011 and 2012 first round) and v Kerry (2010 first round).

Waterford have lost just 3 of their last 12 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2010. Each of the defeats came against the eventual Munster champions.

Waterford have won their last 4 Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches played in Walsh Park in 2011 (Tipperary & Limerick) and 2010 (Clare & Cork).

Tipperary are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-16 to 1-12 victory over Clare at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the 2012 Final.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are sedond in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 13 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 4 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Munster MHC Q-Final – Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15

Keane class inspires Premier to victory

By Tomás McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15

Tipperary full-forward Josh Keane ensured that the reigning All-Ireland champions got their defence off to the perfect start in this Munster MHC quarter-final at gloomy Walsh Park last night. In front of an attendance of 2,183, Keane’s contribution of 2-9 denied a valiant Déise side who had their own star performer in Patrick Curran.

Waterford started smartly, powered by Patrick Curran’s crisp finishing. After a brisk opening quarter, the home side led by 0-7 to 0-5, with Curran accounting for five of those points. It could have got even better for the Déise but DJ Foran’s close- range effort struck the post. The Premier stayed in touch through Josh Keane’s placed balls and a pair of points from Colin O’Riordan. The hosts’ half-back line exerted complete control, marshalled by captain Austin Gleeson. They extended their advantage to four as Mark O’Brien opened his account and Curran added his sixth white flag.

The game turned on its head late in the half as Tipperary staged a recovery. They chipped away at the lead through a hat-trick of frees from Josh Keane before Shane Hennessy levelled it up at nine points apiece on 26 minutes. In the final minute of the half, Cian Leamy took down Josh Keane for a penalty. The full-forward dusted himself off before smashing a low shot to the net. He added a point from play but Waterford had the final say in a lively half. In the third minute of injury-time, Michael Kearney found the top of the corner to leave Waterford trailing 1-10 to 1-9 at the break.

Tipperary pushed three points clear at the start of the second period. Josh Keane and Conor Lanigan were on target but in a tight tussle, Waterford dug in. A fine Conor Gleeson effort was sandwiched in between a brace of Patrick Curran to bring the sides level for the third time. The game’s decisive moment came on 44 minutes when Keane won a battle for possession with Sam O’Neill which put him in the clear. Waterford’s claims for a free fell on deaf ears as the clinical Keane gave Sean Clancy no chance. From there to the finish, William Maher’s charges looked comfortable as midfielder Willie Connors posted two points. Although Patrick Curran did his upmost to inspire a revival and finished with 11 points to his credit, Tipperary survived in the fading light.

Scorers for Tipperary: J Keane 2-9 (7f, 1-0 pen), W Connors, C Lanigan 0-3 each, C O’Riordan 0-2, S Hennessy 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran 0-11 (8f, 1 65), M Kearney 1-0, A Farrell, T Devine, M O’Brien, C Gleeson 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: B Hogan; A Tierney, J Ryan, D Peters; B Heffernan, R Maher, T Kirwan; T Fox, W Connors; S Ryan, C O’Riordan, S Hennessy; C Lanigan, J Keane, M McCarthy.

Subs: K Dunne for Hennessy (45); J Mackey for McCarthy (54), F O’Sullivan for Ryan (59).

WATERFORD: S Clancy; W Hahessy, S O’Neill, C Leamy; K Daly, A Gleeson, M Harney; M O’Brien, T Devine; Shane Bennett, C Roche, A Farrell; P Curran, DJ Foran, M Kearney.

Subs: C Gleeson for O’Brien (26); C Curran for K Daly (47), Stephen Bennett for Farrell (49), MJ Sutton for Shane Bennett (52)

Referee: J O’Connell (Cork)

 

Team News

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship at Walsh Park, Waterford on Thursday night is:

1. Brian Hogan (Lorrha and Dorrha)

2. Austin Tierney (Shannon Rovers)

3. Jason Ryan (Toomevara)

4. Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

5. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)

6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

7. Tom Kirwan (Ballybacon Grange)

8. Tom Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty) Captain

9. Willie Connors (Kildangan)

10. Sean Ryan (Sean Treacys)

11. Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens)

12. Shane Hennessy (Nenagh Éire Óg)

13. Conor Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields)

14. Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle)

15. Mark McCarthy (Toomevara)

 

The Waterford Minor Hurling team to play Tipperary is as follows –

1. Sean Clancy Clonea

2. William Hahessey Clonea

3. Sam O’Neill Erin’s Own

4. Cian Leamy Ballyduff Upper

5. Kevin Daly Dungarvan CAPTAIN

6. Austin Gleeson Mount Sion

7. Michéal Harney Bonmahon

8. Mark O’Brien Ferrybank

9. Tom Devine Modeligo

10. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart

11. Colm Roche Shamrocks

12. Adam Farrell De La Salle

13. Patrick Curran Dungarvan

14. DJ Foran Portlaw

15. Michael Kearney Ballyduff Upper

 

 

For the Record

Waterford Tipperary
2013 Team Management Sean Power
(Mount Sion – Manager) 

Selectors –
Kieran O’Gorman (Lismore), Wayne Power
(Ballyduff Upper),
John Treacy (Passage)

William Maher
(Ballingarry – Manager) 

Selectors – Brian Horgan (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams), Martin Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Noel Morris (Loughmore-Castleiney)

Damien Young
(Drom & Inch – Trainer)

2013 Team Captain Kevin Daly
(Dungarvan)
Tom Fox
(Eire Og Annacarty)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 1-20 to 3-13 after extra time in the first round before losing to Tipperary in the semi-final. Defeated Kerry, Waterford and Clare to win the Munster Final. Further victories over Galway and Dublin (after a replay) secured an All-Ireland title.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 37
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2009 2012
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 31
Won – 11
Lost – 17
Drawn – 3
Played – 39
Won – 26
Lost – 10
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship June 27th – 2012 Munster Semi-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles
Tipperary 2-25 Waterford 0-12 – goals by Sean Ryan and Tadhg Gallagher helped Tipperary to a 19 point victory

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Thursday April 11th

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

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Waterford v Tipperary                                  @ 7:00pm

Semi-Final Play-off

Wednesday April 17th

(See venue permutations below)

@ Cork venue                                  Cork v Waterford

(met in 2010 Semi-Final Replay in Walsh Park Waterford)

@ Cork venue                                  Cork v Tipperary

(met in 2011 Playoff in Semple Stadium Thurles)

@ Waterford venue                         Clare v Waterford

(met in 2012 Quarter-Final in Cusack Park Ennis)

@ Clare venue                                 Clare v Tipperary

(met in 2011 Semi-Final in Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 26th

Limerick v Winners of Waterford v Tipperary

Winners of Cork v Clare v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off


Final

Sunday July 14th

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Waterford have lost just 3 of their last 12 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2010. Each of the defeats came against the eventual Munster champions.

Waterford have won their last 4 Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches played in Walsh Park in 2011 (Tipperary & Limerick) and 2010 (Clare & Cork).

Tipperary are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-16 to 1-12 victory over Clare at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the 2012 Final.

Since winning the 2008 Munster Minor Hurling title, Cork have won 3 of their last 11 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship (twice v Kerry in 2011 and 2012 and once v Tipperary after extra time in the first round in 2010)

Limerick have won 3 of their last 13 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2006. The victories came against Cork (2011 and 2012 first round) and v Kerry (2010 first round).

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 7 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 5 years.

Clare have won 9 of their last 11 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 3 seasons, winning the 2010 and 2011 Munster titles at this grade.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are sedond in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 13 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 4 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

New Munster Camogie web site

The launch of the brand-new website for Munster Camogie – keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, fixtures, results and goings-on on the Munster Camogie scene – took place at Aras Mumhan on April 11th

http://www.munstercamogie.com/

Cadbury Munster U21 Football Final – Cork 1-17 Tipperary 0-9

Cork defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 0-9 in the final of the Cadbury Munster U21 Football Championship on Wednesday at Semple Stadium Thurles.

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

Slick Rebels seal three in-a-row

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 1-17 Tipperary 0-9

A Mark Sugrue goal was key to Cork winning their third consecutive U21 Munster title in front of a crowd of 1,775 in Semple Stadium last night. A blistering five-minute blast in which they scored as many points set them on their way to an All-Ireland semi-final against Cavan on Saturday week, having trailed Tipperary by one at half-time. However, Sugrue’s emphatic 47th minute finish, after some neat work by Luke Connolly and Brian Hurley down the left wing before squaring the ball, put them five ahead and virtually out of Tipperary’s sight.

Cork had looked hasty in the first half but rocked Tipperary between the 34th and 39th minute when they went four ahead with Alan Cadogan and Connolly impressing in a scintillating spell. Tipperary, via a brace from Shane Leahy, settled themselves and a more composed Billy Hewitt may have beaten David Hanrahan with a close-range shot but then Sugrue’s goal virtually ended the affair. Cork rubbed further salt in Tipperary’s wounds with Dan Mac Eoin popping over three scores in-a-row to extend their lead to eight. The home team, who scored four points to Cork’s 1-13 second half tally, could only manage a Liam McGrath free in return. There was still time for Mac Eoin and substitute Kevin Hallissey to fire shots at Gearóid Slattery’s net. Although they were denied, the points continued to rain over the Tipperary goalkeeper’s head as his team’s heart went out of it.

It was a different Tipperary team in the first half, mind, McGrath’s third free in the second minute of additional time ensuring they went in ahead by one at the break, 0-5 to 0-4. Given the amount of chances they created, they probably deserved it even though Cork threatened to open them up on several occasions. Tipperary didn’t score from play until the 27th minute when Jason Lonergan, who had come on for Bill Maher, fired one over. Lonergan appeared to inject more life into the Tipperary team that had five wides in the opening half.

If Cork were guilty of being too pressing, Tipperary were ponderous and were also dispossessed a number of times. A McGrath free opened the scoring in the fifth minute and it may have been followed by a Tipperary goal but for Shane Leahy blazing a shot wide when confronted by Hanrahan. With Clancy’s and John O’Rourke’s surges through the middle causing Tipperary difficulties, Cadogan opened Cork’s account in the eighth minute and was followed by a Sugrue score six minutes later.

Another McGrath free after Michael Quinlivan had been fouled levelled matters in the 17th minute but Tipperary’s inside pair were living on scraps as Alan Cronin dutifully performed the sweeper role for Cork. A Hurley free, after he had been brought down by Seamus Kennedy, and Clancy’s goal chance, which flew over for a point, doubled Cork’s advantage but the introduction of Lonergan turned things in Tipperary’s favour. The replacement’s score was the first of three for them with Steven O’Brien flying over an effort, which was laid on by a fine Paddy Dalton run, and then McGrath put Tipperary ahead for the second time in the game after Shane Leahy had been fouled. It proved to be but a brief advantage for David Power’s side as Cork’s power prevailed.

Scorers for Cork: M Sugrue 1-1; A Cadogan, B Hurley (2f), L Connolly, D Mc Eoin (1f) 0-3 each; T Clancy, J Wall, K Hallissey, T Hegarty 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: L McGrath 0-5 (frees); S Leahy 0-2; J Lonergan, S O’Brien 0-1 each.

CORK: D Hanrahan; A Cronin, D Cahalane, C Dorman; TJ Brosnan, T Clancy, J Wall; S Kiely, I Maguire; A Cadogan, M Sugrue, J O’Rourke; D Mac Eoin, B Hurley, L Connolly.

Subs: B O’Driscoll for Brosnan (39); K Hallissey for Sugrue (56); K Crowley for Wall (59); T Hegarty for Mac Eoin (60); J Burns for Kiely (62).

TIPPERARY: G Slattery; N O’Sullivan, D Kearney, C O’Sullivan; N O’Meara, S Kennedy, P Dalton; S O’Brien, D Fitzell; B Maher, I Fahey, D Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, S Leahy.

Subs: J Lonergan for Maher (25); P Quirke for Kearney (41); B Hewitt for Fahey (43); TJ Ryan for Quinlivan (inj 51); M O’Sullivan for O’Meara (58).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)

Team News

TIPPERARY: G Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs); N O’Sullivan (Moycarkey-Borris), D Kearney (Clonmel Óg), C O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); N O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs), S Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), P Dalton (Arravale Rovers); S O’Brien (Ballina), D Fitzell (Cashel King Cormacs); B Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), I Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), D Leahy (Arravale Rovers); L McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), M Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), S Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

CORK: D Hanrahan (Douglas); T Clancy (Clonakilty), C Dorman (Bishopstown), A Cronin (Nemo Rangers); TJ Brosnan (Newmarket), D Cahalane (Castlehaven), J Wall (Kilbrittain); J O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), I Maguire (St Finbarr’s); A Cadogan (Douglas), M Sugrue (Bandon), S Kiely (Ballincollig); D MacEoin (Ilen Rovers), B Hurley (Castlehaven), L Connolly (Nemo Rangers)

The Cork team shows one change in personnel from the semi-final win over Limerick, with Seán Kiely coming in at wing forward. John O’Rourke moves to mid-field, with Tom Clancy moving to corner back in place of Brian O’Driscoll.

For the Record

Tipperary Cork
2013 Team Management Manager – David Power, Selectors – Gerry McGill and Pat Moroney,
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Richard Kennedy.
John Cleary
(Castlehaven – Coach) 

Selectors – Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Michael Linehan (Killavullen), Brian Herlihy (Dohenys)

2013 Captain Seamus Kennedy
(Clonmel Commercials)
Team Captain –
Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven) 

Vice-Captain –
Alan Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

2012 Championship Performance Lost to Kerry by 0-11 to 0-5 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Defeated Clare in the Munster Semi-Final before winning the Munster Final v Kerry. Lost to Dublin by 3-11 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 1 23
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2010 2012
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 22
Won – 10
Lost – 12
Drawn – 0
Played – 30
Won – 24
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2011 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Rinn – Cork 0-21 Tipperary 2-3
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2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Lost to Kerry in the first round before defeating Clare by 1-8 to 1-3 in the losers group final. Lost to Cork by 2-12 to 2-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Clare and Tipperary to qualify for the Munster final where they defeated Kerry. Defeated Armagh and Galway to qualify for the All-Ireland Final where they lost to Tyrone by 1-13 to 1-12.

2012 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 13rd

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 27th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary 1-12 Clare 0-7

Final

Wednesday April 10th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Cork v Tipperary                                             @ 7:30pm

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (23) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Cork are going for their third Munster Under 21 Football title in a row. The last sequence of victories for Cork came from 2004 to 2007 when they won four titles on the trot – each of them against different opposition in the final (Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary). Cork have also won 3 or more Munster titles in a row in this competition from 1969-1971, 1979-1981, 1984-1986.
  • Kerry won five Munster Under 21 Football titles in a row from 1995 to 1999, winning the All-Ireland in three of those five years – 1995, 1996 and 1998.
  • 4 of the last 5 Munster Under 21 Football Finals have been decided by one score or less – 2008 (Kerry 0-15 Tipperary 2-7), 2009 (Cork 1-9 Tipperary 2-5), 2010 (Tipperary 1-7 Kerry 1-6), 2012 (Cork 2-12 Kerry 1-14 AET).
  • Attendances for the Munster Under 21 Football Championship have grown by 150% in the period 2007 through to 2012.
  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals

 

  • Last meeting – 2011 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Rinn

Cork 0-21 Tipperary 2-3
Cork: S Mellet; L Jennings, D Cahalane, A Cronin; P Daly, T Clancy (Clonakilty), J Wall; M Ó Laoire (0-3), A Walsh (capt); C Sheehan (0-4), M Collins (0-8, 0-5 frees), J O’Rourke; D Óg Hodnett, B O’Driscoll (0-4, one free), P Honohan (0-2).
Subs : B Coughlan for O’Driscoll (55 mins), E Buckley for Hodnett and D Nation for Walsh (57 mins), T Clancy (Fermoy) for Wall and D O’Donovan for Cronin (59 mins).

Tipperary: J English; R Kiely, J Ryan, M Hanly; D Leahy (1-0), E Kenrick, J O’Callaghan; D Heffernan, P Acheson (0-1); B Hewitt, A Moloney, A Matassa; C Sweeney (0-1, free), D Butler, D McGrath (1-0)
Subs : G Ryan for Kenrick (17 mins), M Dwyer for Hewitt (half-time), L Boland (0-1) for Butler (44 mins), T Hanley for Matassa (45 mins), G Quinn for M Hanly (55 mins).

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

  • What happened when the teams met at Minor level 3 years ago?

2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final

Cork 2-12 Tipperary 2-9 at Semple Stadium Thurles on May 12th

Cork: D Hanrahan; D Crowley, M O’Shea, D Lester; T Clancy, J Burns, J Wall; D Cahalane, J O’Rourke; K Hallisey, M Sugrue, A Cronin (capt); K Sheehan, B Hurley, S Duggan.

Subs: D Murphy for Crowley, 48; S Ryan for O’Shea, 56; D McEoin for Sugrue, 59. Blood sub: D McEoin for Hurley 17/19.

Tipperary: P Nolan; P Dalton, C O’Sullivan, P O’Meara; B Maher, M O’Sullivan, S Taylor; D Leahy, J O’Callaghan; L McGrath, B Harkin, S Leahy; L Boland, L Treacy, B Hewitt.

Subs: N O’Meara (O’Sullivan 18); B Walsh (Harkin 50); S Carroll (Treacy 60).

Scorers for Cork: M Sugrue 1-2; S Duggan 1-1; K Hallisey 0-3; B Hurley 0-2 (2f); D Cahalane, J O’Rourke, A Cronin, D McEoin, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: B Hewitt 1-4 (3f); L McGrath 1-1; L Boland 0-3 (3f); D Leahy 0-1.

Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)

  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 82, won 30, lost 51 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 37%.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
  • 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship

Liam McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-12 (0-8 frees)
Brian Hurley (Cork) – 1-9 (0-3 frees)
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 2-5 (0-2 frees)
Dan Mac Eoin (Cork) – 0-9 (0-3 frees)
Francis O’Riordan (Limerick) – 0-7 (0-7 frees)
Paul Whyte (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-6 frees)
John O’Rourke (Cork) – 1-3
Conor Cox (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) – 0-4
Gavin O’Grady (Kerry) – 1-1
Cathal Vaughan (Cork) – 0-3
Shane O’Callaghan (Kerry) – 1-0
Cathal Duggan (Clare) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) – 0-2
Billy Hewitt (Tipperary) – 0-2
Stephen O’Brien (Tipperary) – 0-2
Jamie Malone (Clare) – 0-2
Danny Frewen (Limerick) – 0-2 

Bill Maher (Tipperary), Jason Lonergan (Tipperary), Michael O’Sullivan (Tipperary), Seamus Kennedy (Tipperary), Alan Cronin (Cork), Sean Kiely (Cork), Alan Cadogan (Cork), Luke Connolly (Cork), James Walsh (Kerry), Conor Cleary (Clare – 0-1 free), Eoin Cleary (Clare), Peter Nash (Limerick), Danny Neville (Limerick) 0-1 each

2013 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played

Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9 – March 13th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary – E Comerford; D Kearney, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; P O’Meara, S Kennedy, J O’Callaghan; S O’Brien, D Fitzell; B Maher, D Leahy, S Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, B Hewitt
Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Callaghan (37), P Quirke for Hewitt (46), N O’Meara for P O’Meara (51), J Lonergan for Maher (54), P Dalton for Fitzell (59).

Waterford – S Barron; L O’Corraoin, D Foley, C Sheridan; R Dunford, R Sheehan, D Hallahan; K Phelan, R O Ceallaigh; G Nugent, D Breathnach, K Sheehan; M Kiely, P Whyte, K Power
Subs: C Kindregan for Kiely (42), C Burke for O Corraoin (60), P Connors for Dunford (60), L O’Farrell for Sheehan (60).

Referee – James Bermingham (Cork)

Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7 – March 13th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: D Hanrahan; B O’Driscoll, C Dorman, A Cronin; TJ Brosnan, D Cahalane, J Wall; T Clancy, I Maguire; A Cadogan, M Sugrue, J O’Rourke; D Mac Eoin, B Hurley, L Connolly
Subs: C Vaughan for Sugrue (39), S Kiely for Maguire (53), K Hallissey for Cadogan (55),

Kerry: S Murphy; F McNamara, P Kilkenny, D Culhane; P Ó Sé, T Morley, M Mangan; J Walsh, S Keane; J Hickson, M Reen, S O’Callaghan; G O’Grady, C Cox, C Brady
Subs: K Murphy for Brady (42), C Keane for Reen (52), J Sheehy for Hickson (57).

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)

Tipperary 1-12 Clare 0-7 – March 27th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

Tipperary – E Comerford; P Dalton, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; N O’Meara, S Kennedy, D Fitzell; S O’Brien, I Fahey; B Maher, L Treacy, D Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, S Leahy
Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Meara (42), J Longeran for Maher (50), B Hewitt for Treacy (50), J Ryan for Fahey (55), J O’Callaghan for Fitzell (55).

Clare – D Sexton; A Downes, C Brennan, S Lineen; C O’Brien, S Malone, E Brew; G Looney, C Devitt; D Bolton, P Collins, C Cleary; C Duggan, J Malone, S Lynch
Subs: W Flynn for Downes (47), E Cleary for Lynch (42), D Masterson for Devitt (49), M O’Neill for Collins (52), L Corry for Bolton (56).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11 – March 27th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final)

Cork: D. Hanrahan, B. O’Driscoll, C. Dorman, A. Cronin, TJ Brosnan, D. Cahalane (C), J. Wall, T. Clancy, I. Maguire, A. Cadogan, M. Sugrue, J. O’Rourke, D. MacEoin, B. Hurley, L. Connolly
Subs: C. Vaughan for Sugrue, HT; J. Burns for T. Clancy, 51; S. Kiely for Cadogan, 54; K. Crowley for A. Cronin, 58; K. Hallissey for MacEoin, 59

Limerick: J. Brudair, S. Cahill, J. O’Meara (C), B. McCarthy, P. White, I. Corbett, S. Barrett, D. Treacy, P. O’Donnell, S. Sheahan, M. Brosnan, D. Frewen, D. Neville, F. Riordan, P. Nash
Subs: J. Lee for S. Cahill, 44; K. O’Donoghue for S. Barrett, 45; B. Creamer for P. O’Donnell, 50; K. Larkin for P. Nash, 55; D. O’Dea for M. Brosnan, 58

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Munster Under 21 Football Finals

1962                       @ Kenmare                                        Kerry                     2-7          Cork                       1-4

1963                       @ Clonakilty                                       Cork                       2-3          Kerry                     1-4

1964                       @ Kilmallock                                       Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary             1-2

1965                       @ Castletownroche                        Cork                       2-14       Tipperary             1-6

1966                       @ Cork Ath. Grounds                     Kerry                     3-8          Cork                       0-14

1967                       @ Listowel                                          Kerry                     2-12       Clare                      1-7

1968                       @ Kilrush                                             Kerry                     5-7          Clare                      2-9

1969                       @ Killarney                                         Cork                       1-14       Kerry                     1-11

1970                       @ Buttevant                                      Cork                       5-12       Clare                      1-7

1971                       @ Fermoy                                           Cork                       1-10       Waterford           2-5

1972                       @ Killarney                                         Kerry                     1-11       Cork                       2-7

1973                       @ Skibbereen                                   Kerry                     2-12       Cork                       1-12
1974                       @ Cahirciveen                                   Cork                       3-5          Kerry                     1-10

1975                       @ Killorglin                                          Kerry                     0-17       Waterford           1-5

1976                       @ Dingle                                              Kerry                     2-16       Cork                       1-6

1977                       @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                         Kerry                     2-8          Cork                       0-8

1978                       @ Killarney                                         Kerry                     0-14       Cork                       0-9

1979                       @ Limerick                                          Cork                       1-11       Clare                      1-9

1980                       @ Bruff                                                                Cork                       3-15       Clare                      0-4

1981                       @ Tralee                                              Cork                       0-11       Kerry                     0-5

1982                       @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                         Cork                       2-12       Kerry                     0-4

1983                       @ Castleisland                                   Kerry                     1-10       Cork                       0-12

1984                       @ Askeaton                                       Cork                       1-18       Limerick               0-4

1985                       @ Tralee                                              Cork                       1-18       Clare                      1-7

1986                       @ Clonmel                                          Cork                       0-8          Tipperary             0-7

1987                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     0-7          Tipperary             0-7          Draw

@ Clonmel                                          Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary             1-11       Replay

1988                       @ Cooraclare                                     Kerry                     0-14       Clare                      2-6

1989                       @ Limerick                                          Cork                       3-15       Clare                      1-7

1990                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     2-9          Cork                       0-9

1991                       @ P. Ui Chaoimh                              Kerry                     1-8          Cork                       0-10

1992                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-12       Cork                       1-8

1993                       @ Waterford                                     Kerry                     1-21       Waterford           3-5

1994                       @ Dungarvan                                     Cork                       2-11       Waterford           0-4

1995                       @ Killarney                                         Kerry                     1-21       Waterford           2-5

1996                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-14       Clare                      0-6

1997                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     2-11       Cork                       3-8          Draw

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Kerry                     0-12       Cork                       1-7          Replay

1998                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-10      

Allianz Football League Division 1 – Mayo 0-11 Cork 0-10

Mayo defeated Cork by 0-11 to 0-10 in the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 7 on Sunday in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Cork suffer defeat as O’Connor kicks Mayo into semis

Mayo 0-11 Cork 0-10

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Two late pointed sideline kicks from corner-forward Cillian O’Connor were the pivotal scores as Mayo squeezed into the semi-finals of the Allianz Football League Division 1 with victory over Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Despite scoring just once in the opening 25 minutes, Mayo improved hugely in the second half, and the strong finish was pleasing for manager James Horan, especially as it looked like they might be relegated when they trailed in the second half.

“We didn’t play well but we stuck at it and kept plugging away and eventually snuck over the line in the end so we’re delighted with that,” he said. “It’s exciting, you could hear from the crowd that there was an extra pinch of spice in how they were reacting. We just kept trying to do the right thing, it was hard to play football today but I’m just delighted with how the guys kept going,

With the strong wind behind them, Cork impressed for most of the first half, once they got going after Kevin McLoughlin’s second-minute opener for the visitors. A free from the 45 by Daniel Goulding in the 18th minute put Cork 0-5 to 0-1 in front, Michael Shields outstanding at corner-back in a defence whose job was made easier by the ineffectiveness of the Mayo attack. Too often, scoring chances were passed up in favour of passes sideways or backwards, with the wind a factor in the decision-making, and further pointed frees from Mark Collins and Goulding extended Cork’s advantage to six points by the 24-minute mark. With wing-forward Andrew O’Sullivan dropping deep, Cork were continuing to frustrate the Mayo attack, but after McLoughlin and Paudie Kissane exchanged points, the Connacht side found an extra gear.

In the last six minutes of the half, they outscored their hosts by three points to nil, with Michael Conroy, Aidan O’Shea and Alan Freeman – who should have goaled – all on target to leave three points, 0-8 to 0-5, between the teams at half-time. Cork would score just two points in the second half, though, Fintan Goold responding after Donal Vaughan opened the scoring after half-time, and then Goulding putting them ahead at 0-10 to 0-9 following points from Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and O’Connor.

Overall the Cork forward division was labouring, however, and O’Connor tied matters with a huge sidelinekcik from the left and on 60 minutes and then repeating the trick from the right four minutes late. Cork tried to salvage something, but late pressure failed to yield further scores, leaving selector Ronan McCarthy lamenting the failure to keep the quest for a fourth consecutive title alive. “We had our destiny in our own hands and we failed to take advantage of that, that was very disappointing,” he said.

CORK: K O’Halloran; J McLoughlin, J O’Sullivan, M Shields; P Kissane (0-1), N O’Leary, T Clancy; A Walsh (0-1), G Canty; A O’Sullivan, F Goold (0-3), M Collins (0-1f); D Goulding (0-4, 0-3f), B O’Driscoll, P Kerrigan.

Subs: J Loughrey for O’Leary (28-half-time, blood), P O’Neill for A O’Sullivan (52), Loughrey for McLoughlin (53), B Shanahan for O’Leary (65-67, blood), L Shorten for Kerrigan (67), D Crowley for O’Driscoll (67).

MAYO: D Clarke; L Keegan, K Keane, G Cafferkey; S McHale, D Vaughan (0-1), C Boyle; J Gibbons, S O’Shea; K McLoughlin (0-4, 0-2f), A O’Shea (0-1), C Carolan; C O’Connor (0-3, 0-2 sideline, 0-1f), A Freeman (0-1), M Conroy (0-1).

Subs: E Varley for Conroy (42), R Feeney for Carolan (47), J Doherty for Freeman (58), D Coen for Varley (59-61, blood), C Barrett for McHale (63).

Referee: M Deegan (Laois)

 

Cork 0-10 Mayo 0-11

Round-up from the GAA.ie web site

Mayo produced an excellent performance and an impressive late comeback on Leeside to ease any relegation fears and beat reigning champions Cork to the final semi-final spot in the Allianz Football League. Cillian O’Connor held his nerve to kick the two brilliant late frees in tough conditions at Páirc Uí Chaoimh which effectively ended the Rebels’ three-year reign in the Allianz League and sent James Horan’s side into a semi-final meeting with Dublin at Croke Park next Sunday. However, the Rebels will rue a number of missed opportunities, with Aidan Walsh and Daniel Goulding missing a string of chances from frees in a tense end to the game.

Playing with the elements – a strong breeze and driving rain – in the first half, Cork raced into a 0-7 to 0-1 lead at one stage, but Mayo fought back to trail by a far more manageable 0-8 to 0-5 at the break. Kevin McLoughlin opened the scoring for Mayo, but Cork hit back with a string of seven unanswered points to take command of the game. Goulding hit three, Fintan Goold added two, while Mark Collins and Aidan Walsh also got on the scoresheet for the hosts.

McLoughlin made it 0-7 to 0-2 in the 27th minute with his second of the game, before Paudie Kissane re-established Cork’s six-point advantage with a fine score from play. However, the Westerners finished the half strongly with points from Michael Conroy, Aidan O’Shea and Alan Freeman. Donal Vaughan opened the second half scoring for Mayo, before the Westerners hit three points without reply to draw level in the 53rd minute. Cillian O’Connor started that purple patch before McLoughlin leveled matters with his fourth of the game at the start of the final quarter.

Cork reclaimed the lead when Goulding nailed a free into the breeze, but it was O’Connor who won the battle of the free-takers when he landed two superb frees in the closing stages to nudge the Westerners back into the lead with time running out. Cork had their chances to sneak a draw and with it edge Mayo out of the last semi-final spot, but they failed to take them and relinquished a title they held for three years running.

 

Allianz Football League Round 7

Cork v Mayo

Sunday, April 7th

3pm @ Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Admission: €13 (adults), €10 (Students/OAPS), U16s FREE!!

Don’t miss Cork’s last home game this season!! It’s also a must-win game for both Cork and Mayo if they are to qualify for the Allianz League Semi-Finals, so a mouth-watering contest is in store! And with U16s free, it’s an ideal family outing too. We continue our hugely popular series of half-time mini-games with Adrigole, Ballydesmond and Inniscarra taking to the field to display their skills on the day.

Juvenile groups are welcome – just contact administrator.cork@gaa.ie by 5pm on Friday to register your group.

Fixture Details

07.04.2013 (Sun)

Allianz Football League Roinn 1 Round 7

Páirc Uí Chaoimh 15:00

Corcaigh v Maigh Eo

Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

Match Coverage

Deferred coverage of this game will be shown on TG4

Team News

CORK (SF v Mayo): K O’Halloran; J McLoughlin, J O’Sullivan, M Shields; P Kissane, N O’Leary, T Clancy; A Walsh, G Canty; M Collins, F Goold, A O’Sullivan; D Goulding, B O’Driscoll, P Kerrigan.

Subs: D Hanrahan, E O’Mahony, B Shanahan, C O’Driscoll, D O’Connor, J Fitzpatrick, P O’Neill, L Shorten, D Crowley, D Goold, J Loughrey