TG4 Munster Ladies Football Intermediate Championship – Tipperary 4-16 Limerick 2-10

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 4-16 to 2-10 in the TG4 Munster Ladies Football Intermediate Championship on Sunday at Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town.

Fixture Details

Tipperary v Limerick at Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town

Sunday June 30th at 5pm

Referee Kevin Martin Waterford

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 – Longford 2-14 Limerick 0-8

Longford defeated Limerick by 2-14 to 0-8 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 on Saturday in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park Longford.

Longford faith finds its reward

Longford 2-14 Limerick 0-09

By Brendan O’Brien for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Glenn Ryan has lauded his Longford players for refusing to follow the exodus to America and sticking with a team that, until this All-Ireland qualifier victory, had failed to win a competitive game all year. And the former Kildare star, whose five-year spell in charge may well have ended with defeat against Limerick two days ago, has also criticised players from other counties who have departed for the USA after provincial defeats. “It’s hugely important for the team,” he said. “There’s no disguising that fact. It has to be some sort of record to have gone as long as we have gone after playing what we have played without winning a game. “I wouldn’t put these lads up on a pedestal, but none of these fellas have f*****d off [unlike some players from] the Laoises, the Galways and Armaghs, teams that have greater, loftier ambitions and greater traditions than we have. These fellas stuck around.”

Prior to this, Longford had lost all seven of their Division 2 league games, as well as their opening championship engagement, to Wicklow. Their one success in six painful months had been a three-point defeat of UCD in January’s O’Byrne Cup. “It wasn’t easy but they stuck around,” said Ryan. “They didn’t go away. They didn’t go off to America looking for the sugar daddy or whatever is over there and if we hadn’t won it would have been a travesty for those fellas. “I’m not saying they were in any way perfect over the last few weeks but the fact that they were here and that they showed that respect to their team-mates and their clubs and their county, to not just drop everything at the drop of a hat and stay around, that is huge. That shouldn’t be underestimated. They should get the recognition they deserve for that because there is no fella should just drop everything and go at the first sign of things not going well and things weren’t going well for us for a long time.”

Limerick are among those counties to have waved goodbye to a handful of players as they migrated Stateside in recent months but, in every other way, their plight of late only equalled that of their hosts. Like Longford, they had suffered loss in their opening summer appointment and that heavy defeat to Cork, allied to the injury suffered by key forward Ian Ryan, had undone much of the good work done in securing promotion from Division 4. Yet Longford had their troubles with the loss through injury of key defender Michael Quinn as well as marksman-in-chief Brian Kavanagh who, ironically, is in the USA, albeit on a year-long sabbatical from work.

Few counties of Longford’s stature could survive such blows but, in full-forward Sean McCormack, they had the most potent player on the pitch and his eight points, three from play, were crucial. Longford led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval and put the result beyond doubt in a blistering opening to the second period when Francis McGee buttressed points from McCormack and Paul Barden with their first goal. Another three-pointer, from JJ Matthews after 47 minutes, re-emphasised the gulf and Limerick’s disastrous trip deteriorated further with the dismissals of Michael Reidy and John Riordan.

Ryan admitted to being surprised by the visitors’ torpor. “They are a seasoned team and we were four points up against them here last year and they got an equaliser with the last kick in normal time and beat us well in extra-time, so they have been through the mill. “You don’t often get second chances but we had a second chance and at least we are in the next round now.”

Scorers for Longford: S McCormack (0-8, five frees); JJ Matthews (1-2); F McGee (1-0); N Mulligan (0-2); J Keegan; P Barden (0-1 each).

Scorers for Limerick: S Buckley; E O’Connor (two frees) (0-3 each): I Corbett; G Collins; D O’Connor (0-1 each).

LONGFORD: D Sheridan; D Brady, B Gilleran, D Reilly; B O’Farrell, P McCormack, S Mulligan; J Keegan, M Brady; B McElvaney, P Barden, P Foy; JJ Matthews, S McCormack, F McGee.

Subs for Longford: N Mulligan for Foy (49); CP Smyth for Barden (62); K Diffley for Keegan (65); a Rowan for McElvaney; S Doyle for McGee (both 66).

LIMERICK: B Scanlan; M O’Riordan, J McCarthy, A Lane; J Riordan, P Browne, P Ranahan; B O’Brien, J Galvin; S Lavin, T Lee, I Corbett; E O’Connor, S Buckley, G Collins.

Subs for Limerick: D O’Connor for Lee (h-t); S Lucey for O’Brien (43); M Ready for Corbett (46); S O’Carroll for Collins (49); C Coady for Lane (66).

Referee: D Gough (Meath)

 

Longford 2-14 Limerick 0-09

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Longford proved too powerful for Limerick as Glen Ryan’s side helped themselves to a 2-14 to 0-09 win in All-Ireland Football qualifiers at Pearse Park. Two goals early in the second-half from Francis McGee and JJ Mathews buried Limerick as Longford picked up their first win of the season with a slick performance. Limerick had Michael Reidy and John Riordan sent off in the closing stages, but at that stage it mattered little as Sean McCormack lodged a stellar showing for the midlanders.

Manager Glen Ryan will be thrilled to see his side get their campaign finally up and running, and with such a dangerous forward line to call on, they will pose a serious test to anyone in the next round. His starting full-forward line hit a combined 2-10, while substitute Niall Mulligan hit two late scores to add further weight to their reputation as a dangerous attack. At half-time Longford deservedly held a 0-08 to 0-04 advantage, but they came out after the restart and blitzed Maurice Horan’s side with 1-02 in the first three minutes.

McCormack pointed and Paul Barden also dissected the posts for the hosts, before McGee slotted past Brian Scanlan for a terrific goal in the 37th minute. At that stage the Limerick challenge was wilting and it died totally when Matthews made the most of a defensive slip and rattled the net in the 47th minute. Limerick had done well to stay as close to Longford as they did in the opening half as Eoghan O’Connor his two points from play to keep their challenge alive against dominant opponents.

But at the other end there was no answer to McCormack’s class and he hit five points before the break, many of which were carved out by marauding wing-back Shane Mulligan. The goals put the result beyond doubt, but when Reidy was shown a straight red card in the 60th minute their challenge died. Riordan joined him on the line as the full time whistle approached, but it mattered little as Longford dominated throughout. And after searching for that first win of the campaign for so long who knows what Longford can produce for the remainder of the summer.

Longford: D Sheridan; D Brady, B Gilleran, D Reilly; B O’Farrell, P McCormack, S Mulligan; J Keegan, M Brady; B McElvaney, P Barden (0-01), P Foy; F McGee (1-00), S McCormack (0-08, 0-05f), JJ Matthews (1-02).

Subs: N Mulligan (0-02) for Foy (49 mins), C Smyth for Barden (64 mins), K Diffney for Keegan (65 mins), A Rowan for McGee (66 mins), S Doyle for McElaveney (66 mins).

Limerick: B Scanlan; M O’Riordan, J McCarthy, A Lane; J Riordan, P Browne, P Ranahan; B O’Brien, J Galvin; S Lavin, T Lee, I Corbett (0-01); E O’Connor (0-03, 0-01f), S Buckley (0-03, 0-01f), G Collins (0-01).

Subs: D O’Connor (0-01, 0-01f) for Lee (h-t), S Lucey for O’Brien (42 mins), M Reidy for Corbett (46 mins), S O’Carroll for Collins (48 mins).

Referee: D Gough (Meath)

 

Longford 2-14 Limerick 0-8

Report from gaa.ie

Longford ended a miserable run of eight successive competitive defeats this year when they beat Limerick quite comfortably at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday evening. It was a measure of revenge for Glenn Ryan’s side, who lost to Limerick after extra-time in Round 2 of the competition last year.

Limerick were well in the game at the break when they trailed by just 0-8 to 0-4, but Longford won the game inside three minutes of the restart. Seán McCormack and Paul Barden scored excellent points and then Francis McGee netted the first goal of the game to put the hosts 1-10 to 0-4 ahead.

Seánie Buckley battled well for Limerick after moving out to midfield and scored two good points, but Maurice Horan’s side were undone when Longford hit a second goal after 47 minutes. A poor back pass to goalkeeper Brian Scanlon was intercepted by JJ Matthews, who buried the ball with little fuss.

Things got worse for Limerick when sub Michael Reidy was sent off on a straight red card after an altercation with Declan Reilly. The visitors were then reduced to 13 men when John Riordan also got his marching orders for a second yellow card. Longford go into the draw for Round 2 of the Qualifiers on Monday morning.

Fixture Details

29.06.2013 (Sat)

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 1

Glennon Brothers Pearse Park 19:00

An Longfort v Luimneach

Referee: David Gough (An Mhí)

(E.T. if Necessary)

They meet for the second successive year, having clashed in the qualifiers last season when Limerick won by 1-21 to 1-15 in extra time in Longford. Longford beat Derry by 0-17 to 2-8 in the first round. Limerick lost to Kildare by a point in extra-time in Round 3.

2013 Championship to date

Wicklow 1-15 Longford 0-16

Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8

Match Preview

Limerick and Longford meet for the second year in a row in the Qualifiers, although last year’s encounter at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park came in Round 2. Prior to that game, which Limerick won by 1-21 to 1-15 after extra-time, the sides had no history at all in the championship.

Both sides come into the game on the back of disappointing provincial championship defeats so for one team at least, the season will end on a particularly disappointing note. In a cracking contest last year, Seán McCormack looked to have sent Glenn Ryan’s side into Round 3 with an injury time point, but youngster Derry O’Connor popped up with a crucial equaliser for the Treaty Men at the death.

Limerick moved three points clear at half-time in extra-time before McCormack landed his eighth score of the afternoon to cut the gap to two. It all started to unravel for the hosts when Declan Reilly and David Barden were sent off. Limerick made the most of the extra room to power ahead, O’Connor hammering the final nail in their coffin with a late goal.

Longford boss Ryan was left contemplating his future after the game and must have regretted the chances his side missed in normal time. With seven minutes to go, his charges were three points clear and had an opportunity to kill off the game, but Limerick goalkeeper Brian Scanlon made a brilliant save from Francis McGee.

Limerick manager Maurice Horan has made one change from the side that lost heavily to Cork, with Scanlon taking over the No. 1 jersey from Donal O’Sullivan. Ian Ryan remains out through injury.

Longford’s 1-15 to 0-16 defeat to Wicklow in Leinster means they have now lost eight successive games this year. Both sides have very similar records in the Qualifiers so it’s one of the hardest games of the entire weekend to call.

Team News

Limerick: Brian Scanlon, Andy Lane, Johnny McCarthy, Mark O’Riordan, Stephen Lavin, Paudie Browne , Pa Ranahan , Bobby O’Brien, John Galvin, John O’Riordan, Thomas Lee, Ian Corbett, Ger Collins, Seanie Buckley (capt), Eoghan O’Connor

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 – Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-11

Galway defeated Tipperary by 1-12 to 0-11 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 on Saturday in Pearse Stadium Galway.


Relief for the Tribe as Tipp test passed

Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-11

By John Fallon for the Irish Examiner newspaper

There was no great air of celebration in Salthill on Saturday, and no reason for it either. Galway finally ended their losing run in the qualifiers but relief rather than rejoicing was the reaction. They knew they had come close to extending a dreadful run in the qualifiers which stretched back to 2004.  In the end, though, they deserved their victory on a night when two sides tried to put 17-point humiliations behind them in their respective provincial quarter-final losses to Mayo and Kerry.

Those beatings had taken a toll, perhaps more so in Galway where they suffered the drubbing in their own backyard at the expense of their biggest rivals. And manager Alan Mulholland admitted it had been a battle to get the troops back into formation.

“The last six weeks were hard for everybody… for the management, for the players, for all the support staff as well. Coming off that record defeat to Mayo wasn’t easy.  “But I would like to pay tribute to the players, in particular, and all the management team, nothing could be asked of them for the last six weeks. We trained harder in the last six weeks than we have trained all year and everybody did what they were asked to do. “We hadn’t won a qualifier since 2004 and that kept coming back at us but at least we put that right. It is one small step but at least we are in the bowl on Monday.”

Tipperary adopted excellent tactics in the first half against the wind, getting players behind the ball and then working it forward patiently.  They should have been ahead at the break but seven wides, five of them from placed balls, emphasised the loss of the injured Barry Grogan and undermined their challenge.

Galway had nine wides in that opening period, often being forced to shoot from poor positions in a crowded defence but after the sides exchanged points five times, man of the match Sean Armstrong edged the Tribesmen 0-6 to 0-5 in front at the break.  “We put a lot of energy into the first half playing into the breeze, and in the second half our plan was to push on but in fairness to Galway, they hit hard in the third quarter,” said Tipperary manager Peter Creedon.

Mark Hehir put two points between the sides for the first time shortly after the restart and Armstrong also found the range.  Peter Acheson and Danny Cummins then swapped points before the key score of the game. Cummins, full of running, floated in a high effort from the right. The wind stopped it going over the bar but it broke kindly for Michael Farragher and the debutant from Corofin slotted low into the bottom right corner and suddenly Galway were ahead by double scores, 1-9 to 0-6.  “A goal was always going to be a major score in and we were lucky enough to get it,” said Mulholland.

Galway extended the lead to eight points before Tipp, to their credit, rallied and came with a good surge in the final quarter but the goal just would not come, although Creedon could not fault the effort from his injury-ravaged side.  “Our lads showed fantastic character and spirit, as they have all year, after the goal. But there is one thing about this Tipp team — they keep going to the end and with a bit of luck could have got over the line.

“There was only one team playing in the last quarter of an hour and that was us but the goal didn’t come and Galway hung on and I wish them the best of luck. We were well in the game at half-time, could have been ahead at that stage and we are disappointed in the second half that we didn’t push on but give credit to Galway, they got some good scores but a lucky goal as well but sometimes you need luck in the qualifiers,” said Creedon.

Scorers for Galway: S Armstrong 0-4 (1f), M Farragher 1-1, D Cummins 0-3, M Meehan 0-2 (1f), M Hehir 0-1, P Conroy 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: C Sweeney 0-6 (3f), B O’Brien 0-2, B Fox 0-1, H Coghlan 0-1, S O’Brien 0-1.

GALWAY: M Breathnach; C Forde, F Hanley, K Kelly; C Doherty, G O’Donnell, G Sice; P Conroy, G Higgins; J O’Brien; S Armstrong, M Farragher; M Hehir, M Meehan, D Cummins.

Subs for Galway: T Flynn for Higgins (50), S Walsh for J O’Brien (54), M Martin for Meehan (60), F O Curraoin for Farragher (61), D O’Neill for Sice (64).

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, J Coghlan; B Fox, D Lynch, D Leahy; H Coghlan, S O’Brien; L Egan, P Acheson, I Fahey; C Sweeney, P Quirke, G Hannigan.

Subs for Tipperary: B Mulvihill for Lynch (49), B O’Brien for Fahey (56), A Matassa for S O’Brien (60).

Referee: P O’Sullivan (Kerry)


Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-11

Report from the RTE.ie web site

A goal from debutant Michael Farragher helped Galway get out of jail at Pearse Stadium as they end a losing run in the qualifiers which stretches back to 2004 with a 1-12 to 0-11 victory over Tipperary. Galway were in trouble when they led by just 0-06 to 0-05 at the break having played with the strong wind but they produced a big third quarter to see off the Premiermen. Two points directly after the restart from Mark Hehir and Sean Armstrong pushed them three points in front.

Peter Acheson and Danny Cummins exchanged points but then a floated ball from Cummins was punched out to Farragher and he slotted the ball into the bottom right corner and suddenly Galway were ahead by double scores. It was all so different in the opening half when the sides exchanged points five times. Galway, who hit nine wides, struggled to break down the Tipp defence as the visitors crowded their rearguard and then worked the ball up the field.

Tipp, indeed, should have been ahead at the break but seven wides undermined their challenge. Conor Sweeney hit four of them from placed balls but landed three excellent efforts from play. Armstrong and Michael Meehan did most to lift a sluggish Galway side and Armstrong’s third point just before the interval edged them 0-6 to 0-5 in front at the break.

But it did not look like it would be enough given the strong wind, but Galway lifted their game after the restart and Farragher’s goal put them in the driving seat. Tipperary, despite being ravaged by injuries, never gave up and three points from frees by Sweeney and a couple from play by sub Bernard O’Brien ensured anxious moments for the Galway supporters in the crowd of 3,608.

But Tipperary never looked like getting the goal they required to lift their comeback, although Sweeney went close in the dying moments but Galway goalkeeper Manus Breathnach brought off another good save as the Tribesmen ended their seven-match losing run in the qualifiers and booked their place in the next round.

Galway: M Breathnach; C Forde, F Hanley, K Kelly; C Doherty, G O’Donnell, G Sice: P Conroy (0-01), G Higgins; J O’Brien, S Armstrong (0-04), M Farragher (1-01); M Hehir (0-01), M Meehan (0-02, 0-01f), D Cummins (0-03).

Subs used: D O’Neill for Sice (64), T Flynn for O’Brien (68), F O Curraoin for Farragher (61), M Martin for Meehan (60).

Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, J Coghlan; B Fox (0-01), D Lynch, D Leahy; H Coghlan (0-01), S O’Brien; L Allen, P Acheson (0-01), I Fahey; C Sweeney (0-05), P Quirke, G Hannigan.

Subs used: B O’Brien (0-02) for Fahey 56, A Matassa (0-01) for S O’Brien 60, B Mulvihill for Lynch 49.


Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-11

Report from gaa.ie

Michael Farragher’s goal was crucial for Galway as they defeated Tipperary at Pearse Stadium on Saturday night to record a rare win in the Qualifiers and move into Round 2.

Farragher’s goal after 48 minutes put Alan Mulholland’s side 1-9 to 0-6 in front, and that buffer was enough to withstand a spirited Tipperary fightback in the final 10 minutes.

Galway played with the wind in the opening half, but they trailed 0-4 to 0-3 after a low-scoring opening 25 minutes, with points from Conor Sweeney and Hugh Coghlan edging Tipperary just ahead with half-time approaching.

Galway finished the first half strongly though, and aided by points from Paul Conroy, Michael Meehan and Seán Armstrong, led 0-6 to 0-5 at the interval.

The Connacht side looked a much fiercer prospect after the restart, and they went 0-9 to 0-6 in front just before Farragher’s goal, which he took well after receiving a pass from Danny Cummins.

Galway led by nine points at 1-12 to 0-6 with an hour played, but Tipperary battled hard and kicked the final five points of the game, with three from Sweeney and two from Stephen O’Brien, to finish up just four shy of the Tribesmen, who will be in the pot for the Round 2 Qualifier draw on Monday morning.

Fixture Details

29.06.2013 (Sat)

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 1

Pearse Stadium 19:00

Gaillimh v Tiobraid Árann

Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Ciarraí)

(E.T. if Necessary)

It’s the first championship clash between the counties since 1902 when Tipperary beat Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Galway were beaten by Antrim (0-11 to 0-10) in the Round 2 qualifiers last year while Tipperary beat Offaly (1-12 to 1-10), Wexford (1-13 to 0-15) and Antrim (0-10 to 0-8) before losing to Down by 1-13 to 0-11 in Round 4.

2013 Championship Results to date

Mayo 4-16 Galway 0-11

Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8

Team News

The Tipperary senior football team to play Galway is as follows – 

1. Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard)
2. Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers) 
3. Paddy Codd (Killenaule) Captain
4. Donal Lynch (Clonmel Commercials)
5. Brian Fox (Eire Og Annacarty Donohill)
6. John Coghlan (Moyne Templetuohy)
7. Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)
8. Lorcan Egan (JK Brackens)
9. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
10. Philip Austin (Borrisokane)
11. Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers) 
12. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
13. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)
14. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers) 
15. George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers)


The Galway team to play Tipperary is as follows –

1. Manus Breathnach

2. Colin Forde

3. Finian Hanley

4. Keith Kelly

5. Conor Doherty

6. Gary O’Donnell

7. Gary Sice

8. Paul Conroy

9. Greg Higgins

10. John O’Brien

11. Sean Armstrong

12. Michael Farragher

13. Mark Hehir

14. Michael Meehan

15. Danny Cummins

Two new names have been added to the subs for Saturday. David O’Connor from St James and Declan Kyne from Clonbur. Thomas Flynn, Fiontain O Curroin and Johnny Duane have also been named in the subs for Saturday evening



Match Preview

Galway and Tipperary have met once before in the Qualifiers, but it was way back in 1902, when the Premier County won out in an All-Ireland semi-final.

Remarkably, Galway have not won a Qualifier since they beat Louth in 2004 and they have lost at the first attempt in each of the last four years, against Donegal, Wexford, Meath and Antrim respectively.

Tipperary, meanwhile, doubled the number of wins they have managed in the Qualifiers last year by beating Offaly, Wexford and Antrim before losing to Down in Round 4.

Neither side has been in action in over a month, though Galway manager Alan Mulholland says the break has given his side a chance to pick up the pieces after the shattering 4-16 to 0-11 defeat to Mayo.

“Of course you look at what went wrong, but there’s no point going into every detail. We know we’re better than that,” Mulholland said.

Michael Meehan, who has not taken part in training in recent weeks because of a muscle injury, is a major doubt for Galway. Gareth Bradshaw and Niall Coleman are unavailable, while Gary Sweeney and Joss Moore are also ruled out.

Tipperary suffered a 2-18 to 0-8 defeat to Kerry in the Munster quarter-final, but Peter Creedon’s inexperienced squad will fancy their chances against an under strength Galway side.


 

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier First Round – Waterford 3-22 Westmeath 0-14

Waterford defeated Westmeath by 3-22 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier First Round on Saturday in Cusack Park Mullingar.

Ryan relief as class tells in end

Westmeath 0-14 Waterford 3-22

By Daragh Ó Conchúir for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford were in cruise control in the second half of Saturday’s Cusack Park tie, but they were severely tested in the opening period by a committed, skilled and fired-up Westmeath unit relishing a shot at the big time. The game got off to a frantic start, with four yellow cards dished out inside three minutes by Diarmuid Kirwan, the first two to 17-year-old Liam Varley and Maurice Shanahan after an off-the-ball scuffle that led to a brief melee. Once the game settled down though, it was Westmeath that were the better side until half time, a fact acknowledged by Waterford manager, Michael Ryan. “We were disappointed with our first-half performance but, first of all, let’s give credit for Westmeath,” said Ryan afterwards. “They played very well. They were very committed. They seemed to be reacting to the breaks better than we were. We had a good chat at half time, we ironed out a few things and were happy with our second-half performance. “I felt in the first half our hurling was slow, we moved the ball a bit too slowly. We played in Division 1 so we should be capable of moving the ball a lot quicker. We did that in the second half and opened out the game as well. “We created the chances and above all, we finished the chances. Any time you win a championship game — we’ve now won two championship games in a row — that’s got to be good for us.”

Points from Derek McNicholas, Aonghus Clarke and Brendan Murtagh helped Westmeath establish an early 0-5 to 0-2 lead. Waterford were completely reliant on Shanahan at this juncture, with both their scores coming from the Lismore man. He added the next two points as well, including Waterford’s first from play, and Kevin Moran equalised with a fine effort from distance. But Westmeath’s touch was sure and the likes of McNicholas and Murtagh were looking very sharp. They stretched three points clear once more thanks to scores from the duo — including a 70m strike by Murtagh — and Eoin Price.

Crucially though, Brian O’Sullivan pounced for a 32nd-minute goal after some typical industry from Seamus Prendergast and the sides were level (0-10 to 1-7) at the break. They were three points clear when O’Sullivan availed of Seamus Prendergast’s industry to find the Westmeath net. “It almost came against the run of play but Brian O’Sullivan is that kind of a guy,” stated Ryan. “He’s well capable of taking chances. He gets into very good positions. I always feel if you can put him in possession close to goal, he’s capable of getting goals.”

Having settled down during the interval, Waterford seemed much more at ease after the resumption and had points from Prendergast, O’Sullivan and Shanahan before Tommy Doyle hit back for Westmeath. Shanahan was on fire though, and with more space available, landed some wonderful scores from play. Prendergast and O’Sullivan also prospered, with the latter bagging his second goal at the three-quarter mark. Shanahan brought his tally to 1-9 when goaling with a first-time ground shot in the game’s last act.

If Ryan was satisfied, so too was Hanley. The Westmeath manager was accurate in saying that the final margin was a bit harsh on his players, but hailed their efforts. “We said at half time that we didn’t want the moral victory” Hanley declared. “The moral victory was being in the game at half time but call a spade a spade, that’s not worth a damn to you. You’re not coming up here to do that. “Waterford should be doing what they did to us in the second half. That’s the level they’re at and we’re two divisions behind and it showed. Their physicality was major. So was their first touch, their drive and their accuracy. “But Mike Ryan came in and was very complimentary of us. We finished with 11 U21s and it’s about what we do from here.”

Scorers for Waterford: M Shanahan 1-9 (4f); B O’Sullivan 2-2; S Prendergast 0-3; K Moran, J Dillon 0-2 each; S Fives, D Fives, S O’Sullivan, J Barron 0-1 each

Scorers for Westmeath: D McNicholas 0-6 (4f); B Murtagh 0-3; E Price 0-2; A Clarke, J Shaw, T Doyle 0-1 each

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connor, D Fives, M Walsh, R Barry; R Foley, K Moran, J Dillon, P Mahony, S O’Sullivan, M Shanahan, S Prendergast, B O’Sullivan.

Subs for Waterford: G O’Brien for Mahony (53); E Barrett for D Fives (55); D Twomey for Foley (57); T Browne for Barry (61); J Barron for Dillon (64).

WESTMEATH: P Collins; P Fennell, T Gallagher, L Varley, D Fennell, A McGrath, A Price, E Price, R Greville, B Murtagh, J Boyle, J Shaw, N O’Brien, D McNicholas, A Clarke.

Subs for Westmeath: T Doyle for Shaw (38); G Greville for Gallagher (49); A Craig for O’Brien (65); S Power for R Greville (65); T Egan for Varley (66).

Referee: D Kirwan (Cork).

 

Westmeath 0-14 Waterford 3-22

Report from the GAA.ie

Waterford cruised into the next phase of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers by beating hosts Westmeath by 3-22 to 0-14 in Mullingar this evening. But the Déise did not have it all their own way. The winning margin was a harsh judgement on the Lakesiders who held the odds-on favourites at 0-10 to 1-07 at half-time, with Brendan Murtagh and Derek McNicholas impressing.

But goals from Brian O’Sullivan and the superb Maurice Shanahan (1-09) saw the Munster outfit through, as they outclassed Brian Hanley’s gallant charges after the restart. Shanahan’s scoring haul and a brace of goals from Brian O’Sullivan were the key ingredients in this Cusack Park win, the visitors recovering their poise after McNicholas, John Shaw, Eoin Price and Brendan Murtagh all contributed to Westmeath’s brave bid in the first half.

Pound for pound, the hosts looked like the better team at the interval with wasteful Waterford heavily reliant on Shanahan, and parity secured only by virtue of O’Sullivan’s first goal. But Michael Ryan’s troops enjoyed the benefit of a strong breeze after the restart and set about dismantling Westmeath’s resistance, outscoring the home side by 1-11 to 0-01 in the space of 22 minutes. Shanahan, O’Sullivan, Jake Dillon and Seamus Prendergast dominated the scoring, before substitute Gavin O’Brien set up O’Sullivan for his second goal on 57 minutes, making it 2-18 to 0-11.

Brendan Murtagh responded with a fine point for the midlanders, but a cameo from veteran Tony Browne lifted the travelling Waterford support as the Déise applied the finishing touches. Browne, who turns 40 in a few days, did not score, but his county closed out the game with points from O’Sullivan, Kevin Moran, Shane Fives and substitute Jamie Barron. Shanahan then put the cherry on top of a satisfying day at the office, finding the net with a stoppage time rebound after Westmeath’s Peter Collins did well to save a fierce shot from Brian O’Sullivan.

WESTMEATH: Peter Collins; Liam Varley, Tommy Gallagher, Paul Fennell; David Fennell, Alan McGrath, Adam Price; Eoin Price (0-02), Robbie Greville; Brendan Murtagh (0-03), John Shaw (0-01), Derek McNicholas (0-06, 0-05f); Niall O’Brien, Joey Boyle, Aonghus Clarke (0-01).

Subs used: Tommy Doyle (0-01) for Shaw (38 mins, inj), Gary Greville for Gallagher (49), Aaron Craig for O’Brien (65), Shane Power for R Greville (65), Thomas Egan for Varley (66).

WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Shane Fives (0-01), Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors; Darragh Fives (0-01), Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh, Ray Barry; Richie Foley, Kevin Moran (0-02); Maurice Shanahan (1-09, 0-05f), Pauric Mahony, Shane O’Sullivan (0-01); Jake Dillon (0-02), Seamus Prendergast (0-03), Brian O’Sullivan (2-02).

Subs used: Gavin O’Brien for Mahony (53 mins), Eddie Barrett for D Fives (55), Dean Twomey for Foley (57), Tony Browne for Barry (60), Jamie Barron (0-01) for Dillon (63).

Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan (Cork)

Team News

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to play Westmeath on Saturday evening has been announced –

1. Stephen O’Keeffe Ballygunner

2. Shane Fives Carrigtwohill

3. Liam Lawlor Fourmilewater

4. Noel Connors Passage

5. Darragh Fives Tourin

6. Michael Walsh Stradbally

7. Paudie Prendergast Lismore

8. Richie Foley Abbeyside

9. Kevin Moran (CAPT.) De La Salle

10. Maurice Shanahan Lismore

11. Pauric Mahony Ballygunner

12. Shane O’Sullivan Ballygunner

13 Jake Dillon De La Salle

14. Seamus Prendergast Ardmore

15. Brian O’Sullivan Ballygunner

WESTMEATH (SH v Waterford): P Collins (St Oliver Plunkett’s); L Varley (Castletown Geoghegan), T Gallagher (Castlepollard), P Fennell (Castletown Geoghegan); D Fennell (Castletown Geoghegan), A McGrath (Clonkill), A Price (Clonkill); E Price (Clonkill), J Clarke (Castletown Geoghegan); B Murtagh (Clonkill), A Craig (St Oliver Plunkett’s), D McNicholas (Lough Lene Gaels); N O’Brien (Castletown Geoghegan), R Greville (Raharney), J Shaw (Raharney).

Subs: S McGovern (Crookedwood), S Power (Clonkill), M Keegan (Clonkill), T Doyle (Lough Lene Gaels), B O’Mara (Crookedwood), G Greville (Raharney), T Egan (Clonkill), N Leonard (Brownstown), J Boyle (Raharney), A Clarke (Castletown Geoghegan), C Lynch (St Oliver Plunkett’s).

Match Preview

The second game of a an exciting double header at Cusack Park, Mullingar on Saturday sees Westmeath and Waterford go head-to-head with a place in Phase III of the Qualifiers at stake. Westmeath have a history of putting it up to the big hitters at Cusack Park – just ask Galway – but Waterford will make the trip full of confidence after last Saturday’s solid performance in Tullamore, where Maurice Shanahan scored 0-13 in a four-point win over Offaly.

The Lake County were in Ruislip, where they struggled at times in the first half but eventually wore the Exiles down and eased to a 1-15 to 0-11 win. That was Westmeath’s first win from eight attempts in the Qualifiers, while the Déise have a much more impressive record of played eight, won six and lost two. Waterford manager Michael Ryan has drafted in Richie Foley and Pauric Mahony, with Jamie Nagle and Jamie Barron make way. Westmeath boss Brian Hanley has opted for an unchanged side. The sides last met in the championship back in 2006, when Waterford won a qualifier tie in Mullingar by 3-22 to 1-14.

Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship – Kilkenny 1-10 Clare 0-11

Kilkenny defeated Clare by 1-10 to 0-11 in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.

Kilkenny maintain winning start

By Daragh Ó Conchúir for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kilkenny kept up their fine form in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship when overcoming the challenge of Clare at Nowlan Park on Saturday. The Noresiders, brimming with confidence after their opening round win away to Galway, finished strongly to grab the spoils on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-11. Denise Gaule pounced for a 14th minute goal to hand the home side an early lead, but John Carmody’s outfit responded with four consecutive points from Claire McMahon (two frees), Chloe Morey (free) and Naomi Carroll to leave them trailing by the minimum at half time, 1-4 to 0-6.

Morey levelled matters early in the second-half before the visitors hit the front thanks to scores from the excellent Deirdre Murphy and McMahon. A flurry of late points however, from Power, Michelle Quilty (free) and Ann Dalton snatched the honours for Kilkenny.

TG4 Munster Ladies Football Senior Championship Second Round – Cork 0-20 Clare 0-8

Cork defeated Clare by 0-20 to 0-8 in the second round of the TG4 Munster Ladies Football Senior Championship on Friday in Shannon.

Cork revive title challenge

By Jackie Cahill

VALERIE Mulcahy scored 0-11 as Cork bounced back from last Sunday’s shock defeat against Kerry by scoring a twelve-point victory over Clare in this evening’s (Friday) TG4 Munster ladies senior football championship clash. The reigning provincial and All-Ireland champions were too good for the hosts in Shannon as they ran out 0-20 to 0-8 winners.

Cork had suffered a first championship defeat since the 2010 All-Ireland quarter-final defeat against Tyrone last weekend. But Eamonn Ryan’s charges are now back in contention for a tenth successive Munster crown – with Clare and Kerry scheduled to meet in the final round of round-robin fixtures in Scartaglin next Saturday evening. In what was a must-win fixture for Cork, they were driven forward by the scoring prowess of Mulcahy, who scored four of her points from placed balls.

It was Clare who got off to the better start but three unanswered points from Rockbán attacker Mulcahy tied the game at 0-4 apiece after 13 minutes. Cork went on to lead by 0-7 to 0-5 with 22 minutes on the watch, with Allstar Mulcahy contributing five of those scores. Cork also had Deirdre O’Reilly and dual star Briege Corkery in superb form as they kicked on to lead by 0-10 to 0-6 at the break. By half-time, Mulcahy had scored 0-7, including four frees, and the Rebelettes almost netted before half-time as Rhona Ní Bhuachalla saw her chance brilliantly saved by Clare goalkeeper Susan Higgins.

Cork drove home their superiority in the second half and with ten minutes remaining, they led by double scores, 0-16 to 0-8. Mulcahy had ten points to her name by then while Geraldine O’Flynn, sub Doireann O’Sullivan and Annie Walsh were also on the scoresheet. Niamh O’Dea top scored for Clare with 0-3, including a free, from centre forward and the Banner County must now defeat Kerry in their final game to have a chance of making the provincial decider.

Fixture Details

TG4 Munster Ladies Football Senior Championship

Clare v Cork at Wolfe Tones, Shannon

Friday June 28th at 7.30pm

Referee Keith Delahunty Tipperary

Match Preview

CORK captain Anne-Marie Walsh is demanding a response from the TG4 Munster and All-Ireland ladies football champions following last Sunday’s shock defeat to Kerry in Caherciveen. The Kingdom won by two points as Cork suffered a first championship defeat since losing the 2010 All-Ireland quarter-final against Tyrone. Cork have lost Juliet Murphy and Laura McMahon to retirement but Walsh suspects that complacency may have been a factor last weekend. And she is anticipating a marked improvement in performance levels when the Rebelettes visit Shannon on Friday evening for a must-win clash with hosts Clare.

But Walsh warned: “I just hope the players aren’t getting complacent and waiting for somebody else to do the job for them. We had no leaders on the field last Sunday. Kerry were the better team and had more hunger for the game.” Tesco Homegrown National League winning captain Walsh revealed that Cork dissected last Sunday’s display to identify where things went wrong. And the Inch Rovers defender added: “The U21 championship hit us at the wrong time – we had nine involved in that and another seven doing the Leaving Cert. That’s 16 out of the squad and at training we had small numbers. But they are excuses at the end of the day. We just seemed to be not with it, not in the right frame of mind, just going through the motions. “I’m hoping it can turn itself around and Clare is a must-win. At least we have another chance to get back to the Munster final.”

First-choice goalkeeper Elaine Harte is away travelling for a few weeks and therefore unavailable for selection, with Martina O’Brien and Lisa Crowley battling it out for the number one shirt.

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi Final – Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20

Waterford defeated Cork by 3-19 to 1-20 after extra time in the Semi Final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship on Wednesday at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Foran strikes the killer blow for Déise

Cork 1-20 Waterford 3-19

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

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A storming finish by Waterford saw last night’s visitors to sunny Páirc Uí Rinn eventually overcome a stubborn challenge by 14-man Cork in this Munster MHC semi-final and truth be told, Cork can have no complaints. It went to extra-time, and in fairness to Cork they played most of those 20 minutes a man short (wing-back Alan O’Callaghan sent off for a second bookable offence) and yet were still in with a shout of winning the game with just two minutes to play. Had Waterford been denied however, it would have been an injustice. They were the better side, had several of the most consummate hurlers on view. Centre-back Austin Gleeson was simply magnificent, corner-forward Patrick Curran was sublime, and these were aided and abetted by a host of strong performers from front to back, sub Darren Foran especially prominent. Waterford now go on to meet Limerick in the Munster final on July 14th, and deservedly so.

It all began so promisingly for Cork, a goal within 30 seconds of the start, corner-forward Michael Cahalane slipping inside the Waterford defence and giving Gavin Power no chance from close range. Points from Pa O’Callaghan (3), Richard Cahalane, Michael Cahalane again, captain Cathal McCormack and Anthony Spillane, in reply to just a single point for Waterford (Patrick Curran, 11m), had the home side well ahead in the 18th minute, 1-7 to 0-1. But the powerful Waterford inside duo of Curran and Stephen Bennett were already beginning to threaten. Corner-forward Conor Gleeson had three bad wides, as had the normally lethal Bennett, but Waterford did manage three points before the break, Patrick Curran with two, Colin Roche with the third. Crucial points they were too, and they left Waterford trailing by a manageable six points, 1-7 to 0-4. Better was to follow for the Decies, however, much better.

An electric restart for Waterford, for centre-forward Roche particularly, saw this game turned on its head; 2-1 within three minutes, a goal each from Roche and the powerful Stephen Bennett, Roche also with the point, and now Cork were in trouble, trailing 2-5 to 1-7. The middle third was where Waterford were winning this battle, Cork struggling under their own puckouts especially. The inside line of Michael Cahalane, Pa O’Callaghan and Anthony Spillane looked threatening but suffered from a poor supply of ball, and poor ball when it was supplied. Entering the end of the third quarter it was Waterford very much on the ascendancy but still only a goal ahead, 2-10 to 1-10, Patrick Curran doing the needful for them time and again. A few shrewd switches however and Cork were back in the game, and with Mark O’Connor, O’Callaghan and Spillane notching the points, managed to tie it up in normal time, 1-15 to 2-12.

Two minutes into added time came a critical moment, the second yellow for the unfortunate O’Callaghan. Cork battled on, actually led at the break (1-18 to 2-14), but the extra man and Waterford’s undoubted ability eventually told and in those final 10 minutes Cork were outscored 1-5 to 0-2, sub Darren Foran with the killer goal. Credit to Cork for their courage but the underage drought continues; kudos to Waterford, a continuation of a great underage season, Munster and All-Ireland colleges A and B titles already in the bag. They’ll prove a handful for Limerick.

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran (0-12, seven frees, 0-2 65s); C Roche (1-3); Stephen Bennett (1-1); D Foran (1-0); C Gleeson, C Breathnach, P O’Connor (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: P O’Callaghan (0-10, five frees); M Cahalane (1-1); A Spillane (0-4); M O’Connor (0-3, one free); R Cahalane, C McCormack (0-1 each).

WATERFORD: G Power; C Leamy, W Hahessey, K Daly (c); T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Harney, M Kearney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson.

Subs: D Foran for Farrell (26); M O’Brien for Kearney (30); C Breathnach for C Curran (45); S Hogan for Roche (inj. 75); P O’Connor for Harney (76).

CORK: P Collins; D Quinn, K Histon, S O’Brien; C Twomey, K O’Connor, A O’Callaghan; M O’Connor, R Cahalane; C McCormack (c), K O’Neill, P Kelleher; M Cahalane, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane.

Subs: C Kelleher for S O’Brien (inj. 7); B Dunne for Kelleher (44); A Ward for Dunne (71); D Hannon for O’Connor (77).

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

 

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20

Report from thescore.journal.ie

Limerick will face the Deise in the final after their extra-time win over Cork at Pairc Ui Rinn tonight. Waterford will look to a superb performance in the second period of extra-time which included 1-2 from DJ Foran. Patrick Curran hit a dozen points for the visitors over the course of the epic game on Leeside but Cork will reflect on a game that got away from them, having led by 1-6 after 20 minutes or so. Ultimately, the sides were deadlocked at 1-16 to Waterford’s 2-12 after the hour thanks to Curran, before they upped their game and booked a spot in the decider.

WATERFORD: G Power; W Hahessy, K Daly, C Leamy; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; C Curran, M Kearney; P Curran (0-12, 0-7f, 0-2 65), C Roche (1-3), M Harney; A Farrell, Stephen Bennett (1-1), C Gleeson (0-1).

Subs: DJ Foran (1-0) for Farrell (26), M O’Brien for Kearney (half-time), C Breathnach (0-1) for C Curran (45), S Hogan for Roche (75, injured), P O’Connor (0-1) for Harney (76).

CORK: P Collins; D Quinn, K Histon, S O’Brien; K O’Connor, C Twomey, A O’Callaghan; M O’Connor (0-3, 0-1f), R Cahalane (0-1); P Kelleher, K O’Neill, C Cormack (0-1); M Cahalane (1-1), A Spillane (0-4), P O’Callaghan (0-10, 0-5f).

Subs: C Kelleher for O’Brien (7, injured), B Dunne for C Kelleher (45), A Ward for Dunne (72), D Hannon for M O’Connor (77).

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

Team News

The Waterford minor team to play Cork on Wednesday night at 7.30 in Pairc Ui Rinn is as follows –

1. Gavin Power Dungarvan

2. William Hahessey Clonea

3. Kevin Daly Dungarvan CAPTAIN

4. Cian Leamy Ballyduff Upper

5. Tom Devine Modeligo

6. Austin Gleeson Mount Sion

7. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart

8. Conor Gleeson Fourmilewater

9. Michéal Harney Bonmahon

10. Adam Farrell De La Salle

11. Colm Roche Shamrocks

12. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers

13. Patrick Curran Dungarvan

14. Stephen Bennett Ballysaggart

15. Michael Kearney Ballyduff Upper

 

The Cork team will line out as follows –

1. Patrick Collins

2. Shane O’Brien 3. Killian O’Connor 4. Kieran Histon

5. Alan O’Callaghan 6. Conor Twomey 7. Cathal Cormack

8. Michael Cahalane 9. Rickard Cahalane

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

13. Mark O’Connor 14. Pa O’Callaghan 15. Anthony Spillane

16. Michael Browne Ballyhea

17. Dylan Quinn St. Finbarr’s

18. Conor Kelleher Sarsfields

19. Mark O’Keeffe Fr. O Neill’s

20. David Noonan Glen Rovers

21. Donal Hannon Newmarket

22. Aaron Ward Douglas

23. Sean Bourke Grenagh

24. Sean Hayes Mallow

The team shows two changes from the victory over Clare as Alan O’Callaghan comes in at wing-back in place of Mark O’Keeffe, while Mark O’Connor replaces Aaron Ward at corner-forward.

PRO Contact Details

Waterford PRO Emer Barry – pro.waterford@gaa.ie and 087-9506613

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

For the Record

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

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

Pat Kennelly
(Newcestown – Manager) 

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

2013 Team Captain Kevin Daly
(Dungarvan)
Cathal Cormack
(Blackrock)
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. 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.

Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 32
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2009 2008
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 12
Lost – 18
Drawn – 3
Played – 41
Won – 26
Lost – 12
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship July 7th 2010 at Walsh Park Waterford –
Waterford 2-17 Cork 1-13 – Munster Semi-Final Replay
The half-forward line of Paraic Mahony, Eamonn Murphy and Jake Dillon accounted for 1-12 to help Waterford qualify for the 2010 Munster Minor Hurling Final.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Thursday April 11th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14
@ Walsh Park Waterford                Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15


Semi-Final Play-off

Wednesday May 1st

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 26th

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

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork v Waterford                                                      @ 7:30pm


Final

Sunday July 14th

1:45pm throw-in

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Waterford have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years, the longest current streak in the province.

Of the 129 points scored on aggregate in the three Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches to date, 69 points (54%) have come courtesy of 4 players – Bobby Duggan (Clare), Patrick Curran (Waterford), Josh Keane (Tipperary) and Pa O’Callaghan (Cork).

Last Meeting – Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay

July 7th 2010 at Walsh Park Waterford – Waterford 2-17 Cork 1-13

Waterford: D. Duggan; J. Barron. S. O’Keeffe. L. Egan; R. Barry. D. Fives. E. Madigan; P. Prendergast. G. O’Brien; J. Dillon. E. Murphy. P. Mahony; S. Roche. C. Heffernan. M. O’Neill.

Subs: C. Curran for Roche(58 min); T. Curran for Madigan(59)
Cork: W. McCarthy; D. Cahalane. C. Spillane. D. Lester; K. Buckley. C. Joyce. D. O’Carroll; D. Sweetnam. N. Kelly; S. O’Keeffe. C. Lehane. S. Moore; J. Coughlan. D. Lordan. B. Hartnett.

Subs: A. Dennehy for Carroll(15 mins); R. O’Shea for Buckley(21); J. Wall for Moore(36); K. Hallissey for Lordan(51); B. Murray for O’Keeffe(55)
Scorers –

Waterford: P. Mahony (0-6); J. Dillon (1-2); E. Murphy (0-4); E. Madigan (1-0); M. O’Neill (0-2); P. Prendergast (0-2); C. Curran (0-1).

Cork: B. Hartnett (0-8); C. Lehane (1-2); J. Coughlan (0-2); D. Sweetnam (0-1).
Referee: Seamus Roche (Tipperary)

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 second 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

2013 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played

Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15 – April 11th @ Walsh Park Waterford (Munster Quarter-Final)

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: Jer O’Connell (Cork)

Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14 – April 11th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

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: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10 – May 1st @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final Playoff)

Waterford: S Clancy; B Whelan, S O’Neill, W Hahessey; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M O’Brien, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, C Gleeson, M Kearney
Subs: Stephen Bennett (Roche 40); K Daly (Whelan 48); DJ Foran (Kearney 50); C Breathnach (O’Brien 52); P O’Connor (P Curran 55).

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane (c), E Tuohy, S Gleeson; C Downey, D Conroy; B Duggan, C Corbett, A Morey; S Ward, D Begley, C Maloney
Subs: R Taylor (Downey 23); M Lynch (Moloney inj. 37); O Donnellan (Corbett 39); K Fennessy (Conroy 51).

Referee: Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 3-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-9 frees, 0-2 65)
Patrick Curran (Waterford) – 0-17 (0-8 frees, 0-2 65)
Josh Keane (Tipperary) – 2-9 (0-7 frees, 1-0 penalty)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 2-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 2-0 (1-0 penalty)
Michael Kearney (Waterford) – 1-3
Cormac Curran (Waterford) – 1-2
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 1-1
Adam Farrell (Waterford) – 0-4
Conor Gleeson (Waterford) – 1-1
Willie Connors (Tipperary) – 0-3
Conor Lanigan (Tipperary) – 0-3
Trevor Horgan (Cork) – 0-3
David Begley (Clare) – 0-3
Peter Kelleher (Cork) – 0-2
Kevin O’Neill (Cork) – 0-2
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary) – 0-2
Ian Galvin (Clare) – 0-2
Mark O’Brien (Waterford) – 0-2

Shane Hennessy (Tipperary), Mark O’Connor (Cork), E Tuohy (Clare) (0-1 free), C Downey (Clare), A Morey (Clare), Tom Devine (Waterford), Christy Breathnach (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), DJ Foran (Waterford) – 0-1 each

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi Final – Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17

Lynch-inspired Limerick tame Tipp for final spot

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 0-17 Limerick 1-17

JULY 14 at the Gaelic Grounds could be a green-letter day for Limerick hurling as the county’s minor hurlers ensured that they’ll stand alongside the seniors on Munster final day. Brian Ryan’s efficient minor outfit ended Tipperary’s reign as Electric Ireland Munster and All-Ireland minor champions in front of 3,314 spectators in Thurles last evening. And now Limerick can claim championship victories over Tipp in both the senior and minor grades this summer. That’s no mean feat – particularly when you take into account Limerick haven’t contested a Munster minor hurling final since 2005, and haven’t won one since way back in 1984.

But Limerick hurling appears to be on the rise again and a powerful second-half display was good enough to account for a Tipp side that lined out with four players who started against Dublin in last year’s All-Ireland final replay. But when Limerick turned up the heat in the second-half, on a glorious evening for hurling, Tipp had no answers. The hosts did lead at half-time 0-12 to 0-10 and that advantage was stretched to four by the 34th minute. But leading scorer Ronan Lynch kick started a run of six points without reply to turn the game on its head and in the final 20 minutes, Limerick outscored Tipp 1-7 to 0-3. The crucial score was the 53rd minute penalty that separated the teams at full-time. A deserved award if you’re a Limerick fan, harsh if your glasses were blue and gold tinted.

Thomas Morrissey, a 44th minute sub, did brilliantly to fetch a long delivery and when he came to ground, he was swallowed up by a couple of Tipp defenders. It seemed like an eternity as punters waited for referee Damien Fox to deliver his verdict and when he did, the Clare official decided to ignore Tipp claims that Morrissey was barging. Lynch, scorer of 1-7, found the net and Limerick never looked back from there. The goal, incidentally, came less than a minute after Tipp had ended an 18-minute barren spell in the second-half, when Josh Keane pointed.

Keane, scorer of 2-9 when Tipp beat Waterford in the quarter-final 11 weeks ago, was one of the pivotal players before half-time. He scored 0-4, including three frees, in that first half as opposing centre forwards David Dempsey and Colin O’Riordan illuminate proceedings. Dempsey scored three points, O’Riordan four, and some of the clean catching produced by the pair was worthy of the admission fee. And it was Dempsey who scored arguably the best point of the game in the 20th minute when he volleyed Dean Coleman’s pass first time over the crossbar.

Scorers for Tipperary: J Keane 0-7 (4f), C O’Riordan 0-4, T Fox, W Connors, M McCarthy, S Conlon, C Lanigan & D Quinn 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: R Lynch 1-7 (1-0 pen, 0-6f), D Dempsey 0-4, C Lynch 0-2, B Nash, D Coleman, P Ryan & T Morrissey 0-1 each.

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

Subs: T Nolan for Conlon (42), D Quinn for Lanigan (48), A Tierney for Peters (51), F O’Sullivan for Connors (57).

LIMERICK: C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, D Donovan; B Nash, R Lynch, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan.

Subs: G Whelan for Butler (39), T Morrissey for P Ryan (44).

Referee: Damien Fox (Clare)

 

Limerick dethrone Tipp with Munster minor semi-final victory

Tipperary 0-17 Limerick 1-17

Report by Jackie Cahill for thescore.thejournal.ie

LIMERICK HAVE ENDED Tipperary’s reign as Electric Ireland Munster and All-Ireland minor hurling champions in this evening’s provincial semi-final. The Shannonsiders scored a fully-merited three-point victory against William Maher’s hosts at Semple Stadium to book a place in a first Munster minor final since 2005. On 14 July, Limerick will hope to capture the provincial minor crown for the first time since 1984 – when they face Waterford in the showpiece decider.

Limerick, managed by Brian Ryan from South Liberties, produced an accomplished second half display in front of 3314 spectators in Thurles. And Limerick’s hurling revolution continues apace as this result follows the senior team’s victory over Tipperary in the recent Munster semi-final. Ultimately, it was an impressive run of scores that got the job done for Limerick, who were playing their first game in this year’s championship this evening. Tipp had a match against Waterford under their belts but they hadn’t played a competitive game for almost eleven weeks.

Ronan Lynch scored 1-7 for Limerick – including six frees and the 53rd minute penalty that ultimately separated the sides. Tipp went 0-14 to 0-10 in front four minutes after half-time but in the final 20 minutes, Limerick outscored the home side by 1-7 to 0-3. A run of six unanswered points put them two points clear – 0-16 to 0-14 – as Tipp went 18 minutes without a score before leading scorer Josh Keane converted a free. Then came the crucial moment in the game as sub Thomas Morrissey was awarded a penalty, despite home protests that the Ahane player was charging as he was swallowed up by two defenders.

Referee Damien Fox awarded the penalty and Lynch converted to put Limerick, who had scoring contributions from their six starting forwards, firmly in the driving seat. Tipp, lining out with four of the starting team from last year’s All-Ireland final replay, paid a heavy price for eight second half wides, after Limerick had registered six before half-time. During that opening half, opposing centre forwards David Dempsey and Colin O’Riordan played some brilliant hurling, with Tipp player O’Riordan hitting four points from play to Dempsey’s three. On a perfect evening for hurling, Tipperary led by 0-12 to 0-10 at the end of an excellent first half. The sides were level at 0-10 apiece before O’Riordan’s fourth point and a Keane free left two between them at the break.

Scorers for Tipperary: Josh Keane 0-7 (4f), Colin O’Riordan 0-4, Tom Fox, Willie Connors, Mark McCarthy, Sam Conlon, Conor Lanigan & Donnacha Quinn 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: Ronan Lynch 1-7 (1-0 pen, 0-6f), David Dempsey 0-4, Cian Lynch 0-2, Barry Nash, Dean Coleman, Patrick Ryan & Thomas Morrissey 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: Brian Hogan (Lorrha and Dorrha); Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers), Jason Ryan (Toomevara), Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs); Tom Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty), Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg); Willie Connors (Kildangan), Tom Kirwan (Ballybacon Grange); Conor Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields), Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens), Sam Conlon (Roscrea); Mark McCarthy (Toomevara), Josh Keane (Golden/Kilfeacle), Sean Ryan (Sean Treacys).

Subs: Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch) for Conlon (42), Donnacha Quinn (Nenagh Éire Óg) for Lanigan (48), Austin Tierney (Shannon Rovers) for Peters (51), Fionan O’Sullivan (Skeheenarinky) for Connors (57).

LIMERICK: Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen); Jamie Porter (Monaleen), Richard English (Doon), Sean Finn (Bruff); Stephen Ryan (Doon), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Sean Flanagan (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon); Jamie Butler (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), Darragh Donovan (Doon); Barry Nash (South Liberties), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell); Dean Coleman (Doon), David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Pat Ryan (Doon).

Subs: Graham Whelan (Bruff) for Butler (39), Thomas Morrissey (Ahane) for Patrick Ryan (44).

Referee: Damien Fox (Clare)

Team News

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Limerick in the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship semi-final against Limerick at Semple Stadium at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening shows 2 changes from the team which defeated Waterford in the quarter final. Ross Mulcahy and Sam Conlon come into the team in place of the injured Austin Tierney and Shane Hennessy. The team is:

1. Brian Hogan (Lorrha and Dorrha)

2. Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers)

3. Jason Ryan (Toomevara)

4. Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

5. Tom Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty) Captain

6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

7. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)

8. Willie Connors (Kildangan)

9. Tom Kirwan (Ballybacon Grange)

10. Sean Ryan (Sean Treacys)

11. Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens)

12. Mark McCarthy (Toomevara)

13. Sam Conlon (Roscrea)

14. Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle)

15. Conor Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields)

LIMERICK – Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen); Jamie Porter (Monaleen), Richard English (Doon), Sean Finn (Bruff); Stephen Ryan (Doon), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Sean Flanagan (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon); Jamie Butler (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), Darragh Donovan (Doon); Barry Nash (South Liberties), David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell); Dean Coleman (Doon), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Pat Ryan (Doon)

Subs: Eoin McNamara (Doon), Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), Edward Doyle (Monaleen), Graham Whelan (Bruff), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Stephen Power (Ahane), Damien Lacy (Dromcollogher/Broadford) and Darragh Kennedy (Murroe/Boher)

PRO Contact Details

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

Limerick PRO Eamonn Phelan – pro.limerick@gaa.ie and 087-2807546

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

For the Record

Tipperary Limerick
2013 Team Management William Maher
(Ballingarry – Manager) 

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

Damien Young
(Drom & Inch – Trainer)

Brian Ryan
(South Liberties – Manager) 

Eamonn Cregan
(Claughaun – Selector),

Paul Finn (Bruff – Selector)

2013 Team Captain Tom Fox
(Eire Og Annacarty)
Richard English
(Doon)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Kerry, Waterford and Clare to win the Munster Final. Further victories over Galway and Dublin (after a replay) secured an All-Ireland title. Defeated Cork by 0-16 to 1-12 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Lost to Clare by 1-19 to 2-14 after extra time in the Munster Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 37 5
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2012 1984
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 40
Won – 27
Lost – 10
Drawn – 3
Played – 27
Won – 9
Lost – 16
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship April 29th 2009 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick –
Tipperary 1-21 Limerick 0-11 – Munster Quarter-Final
Ruari Gleeson scored 1-6 to help Tipperary to a 13 point victory after the sides were level at half-time.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Thursday April 11th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14
@ Walsh Park Waterford                Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15

Semi-Final Play-off

Wednesday May 1st

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 26th

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

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork v Waterford                                                      @ 7:30pm

Final

Sunday July 14th

1:45pm throw-in

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Waterford have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years, the longest current streak in the province.

Of the 129 points scored on aggregate in the three Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches to date, 69 points (54%) have come courtesy of 4 players – Bobby Duggan (Clare), Patrick Curran (Waterford), Josh Keane (Tipperary) and Pa O’Callaghan (Cork).

Last Meeting – Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final

April 29th 2009 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Tipperary 1-21 Limerick 0-11

Tipperary: Paul Ryan; A Ryan, L Butler, Pa Ryan; W Ryan, D Maher, A Hogan; A Cleere, B Stapleton (0-2); S Curran (0-3), J O’Dwyer (0-6, two frees, one pen), R Gleeson (1-6, one 65); E Murphy (0-1), T Butler (0-1), M O’Brien

Subs: D Butler (0-1) for O’Brien (half-time), J Meagher for A Ryan (half-time), D Collins for Cleere, D Flynn for B Stapleton.

Limerick: A Murphy; B Cleary, N Foley, N Buckley; P Ahern, D Hannon (0-2, one free, one 65), T O’Callaghan (0-1); N Kennedy (0-1), L O’Shea; J Fitzgibbon (0-1, free), K Downes (0-3), B Mullins; M Ryan, C McNamara (0-1), W Griffin (0-2, one free)

Subs: S Dowling for Fitzgibbon (half-time), C Behan for O’Shea, D Lyons for Kennedy, M Ranahan for Mullins.

Referee: J Healy (Clare)

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 second 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

2013 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played

Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15 – April 11th @ Walsh Park Waterford (Munster Quarter-Final)

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: Jer O’Connell (Cork)

Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14 – April 11th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

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: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10 – May 1st @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final Playoff)

Waterford: S Clancy; B Whelan, S O’Neill, W Hahessey; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M O’Brien, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, C Gleeson, M Kearney
Subs: Stephen Bennett (Roche 40); K Daly (Whelan 48); DJ Foran (Kearney 50); C Breathnach (O’Brien 52); P O’Connor (P Curran 55).

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane (c), E Tuohy, S Gleeson; C Downey, D Conroy; B Duggan, C Corbett, A Morey; S Ward, D Begley, C Maloney
Subs: R Taylor (Downey 23); M Lynch (Moloney inj. 37); O Donnellan (Corbett 39); K Fennessy (Conroy 51).

Referee: Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 3-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-9 frees, 0-2 65)
Patrick Curran (Waterford) – 0-17 (0-8 frees, 0-2 65)
Josh Keane (Tipperary) – 2-9 (0-7 frees, 1-0 penalty)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 2-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 2-0 (1-0 penalty)
Michael Kearney (Waterford) – 1-3
Cormac Curran (Waterford) – 1-2
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 1-1
Adam Farrell (Waterford) – 0-4
Conor Gleeson (Waterford) – 1-1
Willie Connors (Tipperary) – 0-3
Conor Lanigan (Tipperary) – 0-3
Trevor Horgan (Cork) – 0-3
David Begley (Clare) – 0-3
Peter Kelleher (Cork) – 0-2
Kevin O’Neill (Cork) – 0-2
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary) – 0-2
Ian Galvin (Clare) – 0-2
Mark O’Brien (Waterford) – 0-2

Shane Hennessy (Tipperary), Mark O’Connor (Cork), E Tuohy (Clare) (0-1 free), C Downey (Clare), A Morey (Clare), Tom Devine (Waterford), Christy Breathnach (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), DJ Foran (Waterford) – 0-1 each

West Munster Hurling League

The West Munster Hurling League will take place over the coming weeks. See below a list of results to date and fixtures for the coming days.

Results

Ballyduff (Kerry) 2-15 Scariff (Clare) 3-8

Causeway (Kerry) 1-13 O’Callaghans Mills (Clare) 1-13

Causeway (Kerry) 5-15 Cappawhite (Tipperary) 0-19

Broadford (Clare) 0-12 Ballyheigue (Kerry) 0-10

Fixtures

Wednesday June 26th

Scariff (Clare) v Ardfert (Kerry)

Garryspillane (Limerick) v Abbeydorney (Kerry)

O’Callaghans Mills (Clare) v Murroe Boher (Limerick)

Broadford (Clare) v Kilmoyley (Kerry)

Friday 28th June

Clonoulty Rossmore (Tipperary) v Ballyheigue (Kerry)

Munster Senior Hurling Semi Final – Cork 0-23 Clare 0-15

Impressive Cork surge past Clare

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Munster GAA Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Clare 0-15 Cork 0-23

Click to view photos from this game

Cork will play Limerick in the Munster Hurling Championship final after a brilliant second half display saw Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side defeat Clare at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday. The Rebels trailed 0-11 to 0-8 at half-time, having been against a strong wind in the first half, but they utterly dominated their opponents in the second half, pouncing on numerous individual Clare errors to rack up a final tally of 23 points. Pat Horgan finished with 0-8 for Cork, while it was a wonderful day for Cork championship debutant Seamus Harnedy. The St. Ida’s man, the first ever player from his club to play senior championship hurling for Cork, finished with 0-3 from play and gave an excellent individual display, typical of the verve and enthusiasm which served Cork so well on the day.

The key period for Cork was the third quarter, between the 36th and 54th minute, when they hit 0-8 without reply, and turned what had been a three point deficit into a five point lead. They never looked back after that fruitful spell, and Clare only hit four more points before the end of the game as Cork ran riot. Clare had started the game well though, and helped by the physical presence of Darach Honan up front, led 0-5 to 0-2 after 12 minutes, with the 6ft 6in Clonlara man hitting two early points.

Cork found their groove though, and over the next 15 minutes, brought themselves firmly back into the game. Luke O’Farrell and Harnedy points kept Cork in touch, while Horgan’s excellence from frees had Cork just two behind, at 0-8 to 0-6, after 24 minutes. Clare weren’t quite making the most of the strong breeze, but Paudge Collins was looking sharp for Davy Fitzgerald’s side up front, and Colm Galvin chipped in with a couple of scores, one a brilliant individual effort from the left to make it 0-10 to 0-6 close to half-time.

However, Cork hit two of the final three points of the first half, one a massive free from goalkeeper Anthony Nash, to go in to the dressing rooms just three points behind. Cork immediately showed their intent after the restart, and points from substitute Jamie Coughlan, Horgan and William Egan had them level, before Harnedy edged them in front at 0-12 to 0-11 with a beautifully struck effort from the right wing. Clare were struggling to find their way back into the game, and Cork continued to kick on, adding four more points without reply to totally turn the game around. Two Horgan frees and points from Coughlan and Cian McCarthy had Cork 0-16 to 0-11 in front after 53 minutes. A Paudge Collins point for Clare finally checked the Cork gallop, but it was a only a brief respite for the Banner Men, as another string of Cork points, including Harnedy’s third, made it 0-20 to 0-13 with just seven minutes to go.

Clare needed goals, but Cork finished out the game very strongly, and their win never looked in doubt as they finished with points from Horgan, Pa Cronin and Nash. They will play Limerick on July 14 in the Munster decider, the first time the two counties will have met in the provincial showpiece since 1992.

Scorers for Clare: P Collins 0-5, C Ryan 0-2 (1f, 1 ’65), C Galvin 0-2, D Honan 0-2, C McGrath 0-2, T Kelly 0-1, S O’Donnell 0-1

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-8 (5f), S Harnedy 0-3, L O’Farrell 0-2, C Lehane 0-2, A Nash 0-2 (2f), J Coughlan 0-2, W Egan 0-1, P Cronin 0-1, D Kearney 0-1

Clare: P Kelly; D O’Donovan, D McInerney, N O’Connell; B Bugler, P Donnellan, P O’Connor; C Dillon, C Galvin; J Conlon, T Kelly, C Ryan; D Honan, P Collins, C McGrath.

Subs: A Cunningham for J Conlon (20), F Lynch for C Ryan (43), S Morey for N O’Connell (55), S O’Donnell for C McGrath (60).

Cork: A Nash; S McDonnell, B Murphy, C O’Sullivan; S O’Neill, C Joyce, W Egan; T Kenny, D Kearney; C McCarthy, S Harnedy, C Lehane; P Horgan, L O’Farrell, S Moylan.

Subs: J Coughlan for S Moylan (32), P Cronin for C McCarthy (62)

Referee – Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

 

Ticket Details

Covered Stand: Adult €30, Juvenile €5

Uncovered Stand: Adult €25, Juvenile €5

Stand Concession: €10 for students and OAP’s

Terrace: Adult €15

Terrace Concession: €5 for students and OAP’s

Group Discount: Adult Ticket Discount: Discount of €5 for stand and terrace tickets available when the club pre- purchases 15 or more adult tickets (no further concessions are available on these tickets). This package is only available through the County Board

Juvenile Stand Discount: Stand tickets at €3 per juvenile + 1 adult free for every 10 juveniles i.e. €30 for 10 juveniles and 1 adult mentor. Again, tickets must be pre-purchased. This package is only available through the County Board

Tickets available through clubs, selected SuperValu and Centra outlets and online through gaa.tickets.ie

Team News

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Clare on Sunday at 4pm in Limerick will line out as follows:

CORK (SHC v Clare): Anthony Nash; Stephen McDonnell, Brian Murphy, Conor O’Sullivan; Shane O’Neill, Christopher Joyce, William Egan; Tom Kenny, Daniel Kearney; Cian McCarthy, Seamus Harnedy, Conor Lehane; Patrick Horgan, Luke O’Farrell, Stephen Moylan.
Subs: Darren McCarthy, Kilian Murphy, Patrick O’Mahony, Stephen White, Mark Ellis, Rob O’Shea, Cathal Naughton, Jamie Coughlan, Michael Cussen, Pa Cronin, Brian Hartnett.

Brian Murphy will captain the side on Sunday in place of Pa Cronin, who is still recovering from illness but may play some part in the game. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s) makes his Championship début, while Stephen McDonnell returns to the side following a long lay-off through injury. Stephen Moylan (Douglas) gets his first Championship start, having featured as a sub last year. Lorcán McLoughlin misses out through injury.

For the Record

Clare Cork
2013 Team Manager Davy Fitzgerald Jimmy Barry-Murphy
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Waterford by 2-17 to 1-18 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Dublin by 1-16 to 0-16 at Cusack Park Ennis in the All-Ireland Qualifiers before losing to Limerick by 3-18 to 1-20 at Semple Stadium Thurles. Lost to Tipperary by 1-22 to 0-24 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Offaly, Wexford and Waterford before losing to Galway by 0-22 to 0-17 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Senior Hurling titles 6 51
Last Munster Senior Hurling Title 1998 2006
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 17
Won – 4
Lost –  13
Drawn – 0
Played – 24
Won – 14
Lost –  9
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship May 27th 2007 – Cork 1-18 Clare 1-11
Munster Quarter-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Final

Sunday June 2nd

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15


Semi-Finals
Sunday June 9th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick 1-18 Tipperary 1-15

Sunday June 23rd

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Cork v Clare 4:00pm

Final

Sunday July 14th

4:00pm throw-in

2013 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Matches played to date

Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15 – June 2nd @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Clare: Patrick Kelly; Domhnall O’Donovan, David McInerney, Cian Dillon; Brendan Bugler, Patrick Donnellan (Captain), Patrick O’Connor; Colm Galvin, Seadna Morey; John Conlon, Tony Kelly, Colin Ryan; Darach Honan, Shane O’Donnell, Conor McGrath

Subs used: Peter Duggan for Morey (29 mins), Padraic Collins for O’Donnell (55), Fergal Lynch for Duggan (68).

Waterford: Ian O’Regan; Darragh Fives, Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors; Jamie Nagle, Michael Walsh, Paudie Prendergast; Shane O’Sullivan, Kevin Moran (Captain); Maurice Shanahan, Seamus Prendergast, Brian O’Halloran; Jamie Barron, Pauric Mahony, Jake Dillon

Subs used: Ray Barry for O’Halloran (17 mins), Gavin O’Brien for Barron (56), Martin O’Neill for Mahony (63)

Referee: James McGrath (Westmeath)

Limerick 1-18 Tipperary 1-15 – June 9th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final)

Limerick: N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, T Condon; P O’Brien, W McNamara, G O’Mahony; P Browne, D O’Grady; S Hickey, D Breen, J Ryan; G Mulcahy, D Hannon, S Tobin.

Subs: C Allis for Breen (42), S Dowling for Hickey (49), N Moran for Tobin (61), C King for Browne (66), K Downes for Ryan (69).

Tipperary: B Cummins; P Stapleton, P Curran, M Cahill; K Bergin, C O’Mahony, Pádraic Maher; B Maher, S McGrath; P Bourke, Patrick Maher, J O’Brien; S Bourke, S Callanan, N McGrath.

Subs: J O’Dwyer for S Bourke (half-time), E Kelly for P Bourke (44), B O’Meara for Callanan (49), C O’Brien for S McGrath (64), L Corbett for B Maher (67).

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Declan Hannon (Limerick) – 0-9 (0-5 frees, 0-1 65)

Colin Ryan (Clare) – 0-7 (0-6 frees, 1 65)

Maurice Shanahan (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-6 frees)
John O’Dwyer (Tipperary) – 1-3
Jake Dillon (Waterford) – 1-2
Tony Kelly (Clare) – 0-4
Sean Tobin (Limerick) – 1-1
Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) – 0-4 (0-4 frees)
Donal O’Grady (Limerick) – 0-3

Shane O’Donnell (Clare) – 1-0

Conor McGrath (Clare) – 1-0

John Conlon (Clare) – 0-3

Darach Honan (Clare) – 0-3 each

John O’Brien (Tipperary) – 0-3
Shane Dowling (Limerick) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Colm Galvin (Clare) – 0-2

Seamus Prendergast (Waterford) – 0-2

Eoin Kelly (Tipperary) – 0-2 (0-1 free)

David Breen (Limerick), James Ryan (Limerick), Niall Moran (Limerick), Fergal Lynch (Clare), Brendan Maher (Tipperary), Noel McGrath (Tipperary), Pa Bourke (Tipperary), Kevin Moran (Waterford), Jamie Barron (Waterford), Pauric Mahony (Waterford) & Gavin O’Brien (Waterford) – 0-1 each

Useful Information

Clare will come in to Sunday’s game on the back of victory in the Munster Quarter-Final v Waterford. Since 2000, the record of the Munster Quarter-Final winner in the Semi-Final is Won 11 and Lost 2. The only exceptions were in 2007 (a depleted Cork team lost to Waterford by 5-15 to 3-18 after a Quarter-Final win over Clare) and in 2003 (Clare defeated Tipperary by nine points in the Quarter-Final before losing to the eventual Munster Champions Cork by 1-18 to 0-10 in the Semi-Final). Note that this stat does not include Quarter-Final victories over Kerry when they took part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship up to 2004.

Last Championship meeting – 2007 Munster Quarter-Final – Cork 1-18 Clare 1-11

Cork: D. Óg Cusack; B. Murphy, D. O’Sullivan, C. O’Connor; J. Gardiner, R. Curran, S. Óg Ó hAilpín; T. Kenny, J. O’Connor; K. Murphy (capt.), N. McCarthy, P. Cronin; B. O’Connor, K. Murphy (Sarsfields), J. Deane.

Subs: N. Ronan for K. Murphy (Sars, 47th minute); C. Naughton for Deane (58th); K. Hartnett for J. O’Connor (injured, 60th).

Clare: P. Brennan; G. O’Grady, B. O’Connell, F. Lohan (capt.); A. Markham, D. McMahon, G. Quinn, B. Bugler, K. Dilleen; J. Clancy, F. Lynch, N. Gilligan; A. Quinn, C. Lynch, B. Nugent.

Subs: B. Gaffney for F. Lynch (29th minute); D. O’Rourke for Clancy (second half); C. Ryan for C. Lynch (56th); D. Quinn for Ryan (injured, 64th)

Scorers for Cork: B. O’Connor 0-5 (0-4 frees); P. Cronin 1-1; J. Deane 0-3 frees; K. Murphy (Sarsfields) and N. McCarthy 0-2 each; K. Murphy, T. Kenny, J. O’Connor, J. Gardiner (free) and S. Óg Ó hAilpín 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: N. Gilligan 1-1 (0-1 free); B. Nugent 0-4; A. Quinn 0-2; J. Clancy, D. O’Rourke, B. Gaffney (free) and A. Markham (’65) 0-1 each.

Referee: P. O’Connor (Limerick)

 

The last Munster Senior Hurling Championship meeting of Cork and Clare played in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick came in 1997 when Clare won by 1-19 to 0-18 in the Munster Semi-Final in a game refereed by Pat O’Connor (Limerick). All Munster Championship meetings between the counties since then have taken place in Semple Stadium Thurles.

The 4 games in the 2012 Munster Senior Hurling Championship produced an average of 40.5 scores per game. There were 43 scores per game in the 2011 Munster SHC as compared to 34 scores per match in the 2010 Munster SHC. The highest scoring game in 2012 yielded 47 scores, the semi-final victory for Tipperary over Cork by 1-22 to 0-24. In the two games this year to date, the average scores per game is 36.5.

Over the last 5 seasons, Semple Stadium Thurles has played host to 12 of the 19 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches played. Pairc Ui Chaoimh hosted 5 matches while Pairc na nGael in Limerick hosted 3 games.

Tipperary’s Pa Bourke was the top scorer in the 2012 Munster Senior Hurling Championship, scoring 1-21 (0-13 from frees and 3 65’s) in 3 matches. Maurice Shanahan (Waterford) finished second with 15 points (10 from frees and 1 65). Noel McGrath was third on the scoring charts with 1-10, all from play while Pat Horgan (Cork) finished fourth with 11 points (9 from frees) from just 1 game.

Limerick and Tipperary have both lost 26 Munster Senior Hurling Finals. Cork have lost 29.

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (50) – 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary (40) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (18) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA HURLING Senior 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 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sh_teams/

Munster Senior HURLING Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990

All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 4 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 3 titles in 1914, 1995 and 1997 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on TV3

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

Snippets

It was a very busy rivalry in the last decade with the counties meeting five times in 2003-2008, all of which were won by Cork. The Rebels also won in the1999 Munster final, which leaves Clare seeking their first win over Cork since the 1998 Munster semi-final. Their last meeting was in 2008 when Cork won an All-Ireland quarter-final by two points. The counties have met on 46 occasions in the Championship with Cork leading 32-11 while there have been three draws. Clare last reached the Munster final in 2008 when they lost to Tipperary while Cork last reached the final in 2010 when they lost in a replay to Waterford.

This will be Cork’s first outing in the 2013 championship, whereas Clare have already beaten Waterford by 2-20 to 1-15. Waterford led by 1-9 to 0-8 at halftime and it was level at the three-quarter mark before Clare out-scored their rivals by 2-6 to 0-4 in the final quarter. Colin Ryan was Clare’s top scorer on 0-7 (0-6 frees, 0-1 ‘65’) while Tony Kelly hit 0-4.

Last Five Championship Clashes

2008: Cork 2-19 Clare 2-17 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

2007: Cork 1-18 Clare 1-11 (Munster quarter-final)

2006: Cork 0-20 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final)

2005: Cork 0-16 Clare 0-15 (All-Ireland semi-final)

2003: Cork 1-18 Clare 0-10 (Munster semi-final)

This year’s clashes….

This will be fourth meeting between the counties this year with Clare having won the previous three. Remarkably, Clare scored only one goal in the three games, which featured extra-time in the relegation play-off, yet still won them all.

1. Clare 0-20 Cork 2-11 (Waterford Crystal Cup semi-final, Sixmilebridge, February 1)

Late points by Colin Ryan and Cathal O’Connell edged Clare to victory. They led by 0-10 to 0-7 at half-time.

2. Clare 1-22 Cork 1-16 (Allianz Hurling League, Páirc Uí Rinn, March 16)

Clare trailed by 0-12 to 0-7 at half-time but won the second half by 1-15 to 1-4 in a remarkable performance which overwhelmed Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s men. Colin Ryan scored 0-12 (0-9 frees) for Clare while Patrick Horgan on 0-9 (0-8 frees, 0-1 ’65’) was Cork’s main marksman.

3. Clare 0-31 Cork 2-23 (Allianz Hurling League – Div 1A Play-off – Limerick, April 14)

It took extra-time to separate them in a tense battle to decide who dropped into Division 1B. In the end, it was Cork who lost out in the high-scoring shoot-out. Colin Ryan on 0-10 (0-6 frees), Tony Kelly 0-6 and John Conlon 0-4 were top scorers for Clare while Patrick Horgan 0-11 (0-7 frees), Pa Cronin 1-3 and Luke O’Farrell 1-2 were Cork’s main marksmen.

Did You Know

That Cork’s last Munster final win was in 2006 and that since then they have reached only one final, which they lost in a replay with Waterford in 2010. That if Clare win, they will set up a first Munster final clash with Limerick since 1995, a year they went on to win the All-Ireland title.

Click here for details about Clare v Limerick Munster SHC Semi-Final on June 4th