Munster MFC Semi Final Play Off (2) – Kerry 0-15 Clare 0-9

Kerry defeated Clare by 0-15 to 0-9 in the Semi Final Play Off (2) of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Saturday at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

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Spillane leads late Kerry blitz

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

KERRY 0-15 CLARE 0-9 – 06 MAY 2013

Kerry’s blitz of four unanswered points in the final five minutes finally saw off a gallant Clare outfit in Tralee. The Kingdom led 0-9 to 0-3 at half-time having played with the wind, thanks to three pointed frees from Jack Savage, three points from Conor Keane and two from Killian Spillane. However, Clare took over around the middle third in the second period and closed the gap to just two points 0-11 to 0-9, with Eimhin Courtney, Paddy O’Malley and Barry Keating on target. But Kerry finished strongly, with two points from Spillane in that late flurry, to secure a flattering six-point win, and now face a home semi-final against Waterford.

Scorers – Kerry: J Savage 0-5 (4fs), K Spillane 0-4, C Keane 0-3 (1f), B Sugrue, K Murphy, M Burns 0-1 each. Clare: P O’Malley (2fs), E Courtney 0-3 each, B Keating 0-2 (1f), L Madigan 0-1.

Kerry – S Ryan; B Sugrue, C O Luing, P O Conchuir; M Flattery, G Horan, F Clifford; K Shanahan, K Murphy; D Foran, J Savage, C Jordan; K Spillane, S O’Connor, C Keane. Subs: Tomas O Se for C Jordan ( 17), M Burns for D Foran ( 36), C O’Connor for K Shanahan ( 55), J Rice for T O Se (60), B O’Sullivan for K Murphy ( 60).

Clare – K Normoyle; D Nagle, J O Dea, F Pyne; J Browne, J Woods, K Malone; E Hanrahan, D Walsh; C O’Dea, P O’Malley, C O hAinifeain; E Courtney, B Keating, J Downes. Subs: L Madigan for J Downes (h-t), C Pyne for J Browne (40), C Galvin for C O’Dea (45), A Davidson for P O’Malley (48), C Finucane for E Courtney (54).

Ref – B Stack (Limerick)

Next Round – the winners play Waterford in the Munster Semi-Final on May 15th in a Kerry or Waterford venue.

PRO Contact Details

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

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

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

Team News

The Kerry Team to play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Football Championship Semi Final Playoff in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening at 4:00 pm shows three changes in personnel from the side defeated by Cork in last weekend’s replayed Qtr Final. Fionán Clifford comes into the half back line, Kieran Murphy will partner Kevin Shanahan in midfield and Shane O’Connor, who started in the drawn game with Cork, takes over at full forward. The players to lose out are Seán T. Dillon, Eanna Ó Conchúir and Tomás Ó Sé. Cian O’Connor of Castleisland Desmonds and Brian Wall of Beale are added to the substitutes list.

1. Shane Ryan Rathmore

2. Brian Sugrue Renard

3. Cathal Ó Luing An Ghaeltacht

4. Pádraig Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chúis

5. Matthew Flaherty Daingean Uí Chúis

6. Greg Horan Austin Stacks

7. Fionán Clifford Waterville

8. Kevin Shanahan Ardfert (Captain)

9. Kieran Murphy Glenflesk

10. David Foran St Senans

11. Jack Savage Kerins O’Rahillys

12. Conor Jordan Austin Stacks

13. Killian Spillane Templenoe

14. Shane O’Connor John Mitchels

15. Conor Keane Killarney Legion

16. Darragh O’Shea Ballydonoghue

17. Sean T. Dillon St Senans

18. Joe O’Kelly Austin Stacks

19. Cian O’Connor Castleisland Desmonds

20. Michéal Burns Dr Crokes

21. Tomás Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht

22. Brian Wall Beale

23. Barry O’Sullivan Daingean Uí Chúis

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

For the Record

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

Michael Queally
(Cooraclare – Coach)

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

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Bainsteoir) 

Peter Keane
(Maor Foirne)

John O’Keeffe
(Selector / Physical Trainer)

2012 Championship Performance Defeated Waterford by 2-20 to 0-5 in the first round at Cusack Park Ennis. 

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

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 3 41
Last Munster Minor Football Title 1953 2009
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 45
Won – 16
Lost – 25
Drawn – 4
Played – 52
Won – 38
Lost – 10
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2012 Munster Semi-Final – Kerry 0-17 Clare 3-4 at Cusack Park Ennis on May 16th 2012 – Nine different Kerry players scored as the Kingdom overcame the concession of three goals to qualify for the Munster Minor Football Final.

 

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Friday April 19th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                              Cork 2-13 Kerry 2-13

Saturday April 20th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Tipperary 1-10 Clare 0-8
@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford 3-10 Limerick 3-9

First Round Replay

Friday April 26th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Cork 3-6 Kerry 0-10

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday April 27th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare 1-12 Limerick 0-9

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday May 4th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Kerry v Clare                                                             @ 4:00pm

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 15th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Cork v Tipperary
@ TBC                                               Waterford v Kerry or Clare

Venue Permutations
@ Kerry venue                                 Kerry v Waterford
(last meeting in 2012 Semi-Final Playoff 1 at Fraher Field Dungarvan)

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

Final
Sunday July 7th

@ TBC                                                                                   @ 12:00 noon

Useful Information

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

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001. Defeat for Kerry v Clare will see Kerry’s winning streak come to an end.

Kerry have played 52 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, the most of any other counties in the province.

Last Meeting – 2012 Munster Semi-Final

Kerry 0-17 Clare 3-4 at Cusack Park Ennis on May 16th 2012

Kerry: G Curran; C Ó Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; K Murphy, E Ó Conchúir; G O’Shea, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; D Carmody, D Daly, C Keane.

Subs: S Moloney for D Daly (ht); N Sheehy for J Savage (60); G O’Sullivan for C Fitzgerald (60).

Clare: L Corbett; S Garry, F Pyne, J Brown; E Clancy, C Murray, C McNelis; J Malone, E Hanrahan; S Corry, N Deasy, K Malone; B Lynch, E Cleary, C Cleary.

Subs: S McGuire for F Pyne (ht); M O’Leary for K Malone (ht); J Downes for N Deasy (37); E Courtney for E Hanrahan (44); M Bohannon for C McNelis (50).

Scorers –
Kerry – J Savage (3f) 0-5, C Fitzgerald 0-3, C Keane, D Carmody 0-2 each, G O’Shea, B Crowley, R Murphy, S Moloney, N Sheehy 0-1 each.

Clare – C Cleary (1-0 pen, 1-1f) 2-1, J Malone 1-2, E Cleary 0-1f.

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

 

Limerick have won one of their last 11 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship dating back to 2008.

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 7 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship and have won 10 of their last 11 matches over the last three seasons when you include the All-Ireland series.

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

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

2013 Munster Minor Football Championship Matches played

Cork 2-13 Kerry 2-13 – April 19th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

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: Alan Kissane (Waterford)

Waterford 3-10 Limerick 3-9 – April 20th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Quarter-Final)

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).

Referee – Kevin Murphy (Cork)

Tipperary 1-10 Clare 0-8 – April 20th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Quarter-Final)

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

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

Referee – B Stack (Limerick)

Cork 3-6 Kerry 0-10 – April 26th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Quarter-Final Replay)

Cork: A Casey; M McSweeney, K Flahive, D Quinn; S White, S Cronin, K O’Neill; R Harkin, K O’Connor; J Bushe, C Kingston, R O’Sullivan; M Cahalane, A Moynihan, R O’Sullivan
Subs: D O’Driscoll for O’Sullivan, K Histon for Quinn (both 36), R Cahalane for Moynihan (43), P O’Brien for O’Neill (51), C O’Driscoll for Cahalane (60).

Kerry: S Ryan; ST Dillon, C Ó Lúing, P Ó Conchúir; M Flaherty, G Horan, B Sugrue; É Ó Conchúir, K Shanahan; T Ó Sé, J Savage, D Foran; C Keane, C Jordan, K Spillane
Subs: M Burns for Spillane, F Clifford for Dillon (half-time), P Carroll for Foran (50), S O’Connor for Ó Conchúir (54).

Referee: David Grogan (Tipperary)

Clare 1-12 Limerick 0-9 – April 28th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Semi-Final Playoff 1)

Clare – K Normoyle; F Pyne, J O’Dea, D Nagle; J Browne, J Woods, K Malone; E Hanrahan, D Walsh; J Downes, P O’Malley, C O hAinifein; E Courtney, C Galvin, B Keating
Subs: L Madigan for O’Malley; C O’Dea for O hAinifein; A Davidson for Galvin; B Cahill for Browne; C Finnucane for Downes.

Limerick – T Dwyer; S Mullins, E Murphy, J Murphy; D Cussen, G Reidy, S O’Dea; K Fahy, S Cahill; J Naughton, J Breen, J English; B O’Connell, C Sheehan, H Leahy
Subs: G McCarthy for Leah; S Brosnan for English; J O’Neill for O’Dea; C O’Shea for Fahy; K Daly for Naughton.

Referee: Seamus Mulvihill (Kerry)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship

Michael Cahalane (Cork) – 2-10 (0-7 frees)
Barry Keating (Clare) – 1-10 (0-8 frees)
Conor Keane (Kerry) – 1-8 (0-1 ‘45’)
Jack Savage (Kerry) – 0-10 (0-9 frees)
Alan Tynan (Tipperary) – 1-2
Jack Breen (Limerick) – 0-5 (0-3 frees)
James Naughton (Limerick) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
Jack English (Limerick) – 1-1
Conor Gleeson (Waterford) – 1-1
Paul O’Connor (Waterford) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Tom Kirwan (Tipperary) – 0-4
Brian O’Connell (Limerick) – 1-1
Kieran Daly (Limerick) – 1-0
Killian Spillane (Kerry) 1-0
Killian O’Connor (Cork) – 0-3
Aidan Moynihan (Cork) – 1-0
Kevin O’Neill (Cork) – 1-0
Tom Devine (Waterford) – 1-0
Kevin Daly (Waterford) – 1-0
Own Goal by Kerry – 1-0
Michael Troy (Waterford) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Don O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Josh Keane (Tipperary) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Paddy O’Malley (Clare) – 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Joe Downes (Clare) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Liam Madigan (Clare) – 0-2
Dara Walsh (Clare) – 0-2
Cian Sheehan (Limerick) – 0-2

Richard O’Sullivan (Cork), Stephen Cronin (Cork), Jack Bushe (Cork), Ryan Harkin (Cork), David Foran (Kerry), Matthew Flaherty (Kerry), Conor Jordan (Kerry), Tomás  Ó Sé (Kerry), Éanna Ó Conchúir (Kerry), Willie Hahessy (Waterford), Cormac Curran (Waterford), Henry Leahy (Limerick), Liam Casey (Tipperary) (0-1 free), Paul Maher (Tipperary), Kieran Malone (Clare), A Davidson (Clare) – 0-1 each