TG4 Munster Ladies Football Senior Championship first round – Kerry 3-10 Cork 3-8

Kerry defeated Cork by 3-10 to 3-8 in the TG4 Munster Ladies Football Senior Championship first round on Sunday at Cahirciveen.

Kerry savour rare win over Cork

Monday, June 24, 2013

By Mortimer Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 3-10 Cork 3-08

Two late goals secured Kerry a rare win over All-Ireland champions Cork in this Munster first round clash at Cahersiveen yesterday. The result brought an end to Kerry’s ten-year losing sequence against their illustrious neighbours. In their first meeting since last September’s All-Ireland decider, Kerry looked the sharper outfit throughout, though much credit must fall on goalkeeper Edel Murphy.

The Kingdom’s netminder pulled of four fine first-half saves in denying Valerie Mulcahy, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla and Nollaig Cleary, while the crossbar and post rescued the winners on at least four more occasions. Juliet Murphy’s midfield presence was sorely missed by Cork, with Kerry’s Bernie Breen orchestrating proceedings around the middle, while full-back Aislinn Desmond kept a tight grip on Valerie Mulcahy. Playing into the teeth of a strong wind, Cork opened brightly with Rhona Ní Bhuachalla crashing home the games opening goal, followed by an Orla Finn point.

Kerry replied in terrific fashion firing over eight unanswered points between the 6th and 22nd minute, Sarah Houlihan, Louise Galvin, Deirdre Corridan, Laura Rogers, Bernie Breen and Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh all finding the target. A mistake by Edel Murphy thereafter allowed Mulcahy register Cork’s second goal, though the home side still enjoyed the interval initiative, leading 0-10 to 2-1.

Cork, backed by the elements at the change of ends, levelled matters courtesy of points from Geraldine O’Flynn, Orla Finn and Angela Walsh before Mulcahy nudged the visitors ahead on 40 minutes. It proved short-lived, however, as a Ní Mhuircheartaigh free sailed all the way to the Cork net entering the final quarter. Cork, to their credit, again plugged back the deficit, but a second Ní Mhuircheartaigh strike, followed by a Megan O’Connell goal sealed a famous victory for the home side.

Scorers for Kerry: Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh (2-2, 1-1 frees), M O’Connell (1-0), S Houlihan (0-2, 0-2 frees), P Dennehy (0-2), B Breen, L Galvin, L Rogers, and D Corridan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: V Mulcahy (1-3, 0-3 frees), O Ní Bhuachalla (1-1), E Farmer (1-0); O Farmer (0-2), G O’Flynn and A Walsh (0-1 each).

KERRY: E Murphy; C Lynch, A Desmond, A Lyons; J Brosnan, C Kelly, D Hallissey; E Sherwood, B Breen; S Houlihan, D Corridan, L Rogers; P Dennehy, L Galvin, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh.

Subs: M O’Connell for E Sherwood (47).

CORK: E Harte; A M Walsh, B Stack, A Barrett; B Corkery, D O’Reilly, G O’Flynn; A Walsh, R Buckley; O Farmer, A Walsh, O Finn; V Mulcahy, R Ní Bhuachalla, N Cleary.

Subs: D O’Sullivan for N Cleary (50), E Farmer for O Finn (52)

Referee: Jason Mullins (Limerick)

 

 

Eamonn Ryan’s Cork suffered a shock defeat against Kerry in Sunday’s TG4 Munster ladies senior football championship clash in Caherciveen. The Leesiders lost by 3-8 to 3-10 against the Kingdom in what was a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final. It was Cork’s first championship defeat since the 2010 All-Ireland quarter-final against Tyrone. But in a round-robin series in Munster, victory for the Rebelettes against Clare on June 28 would see them back in the hunt for a tenth successive Munster title.

In what was a meeting between the Tesco Homegrown Division 1 and 2 champions, Cork struck an early goal when Rhona Ní Bhuachalla netted. But Kerry settled and goalkeeper Edel Murphy, despite conceding three goals, had a superb game between the sticks for the Kingdom. Valerie Mulcahy netted a second goal for Cork but they trailed at half-time by 2-1 to 0-10. And it was Kerry who edged proceedings in a second half that was pockmarked by four goals – three of them for Kerry. Two goals from Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh and another from local girl Megan O’Connell put Kerry in control before Emma Farmer netted in stoppage time for Cork.

Munster Ladies Football Intermediate Championship First Round – Waterford 2-17 Tipperary 2-12

Waterford defeated Tipperary by 2-17 to 2-12 in the Munster Ladies Football Intermediate Championship First Round on Sunday at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

Intermediate Rd 1: Waterford v Tipperary at Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 2pm referee Chris Cronin Cork

 

Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Final – Cork 2-13 Clare 1-9

Casey hits the net twice as Cork defeat Clare in Munster IHC semi final

Report from the Score.ie web site

Cork 2-12 Clare 1-9

Two goals by attacker Colm Casey propelled Cork to success against Clare in today’s Munster intermediate hurling semi-final clash at the Gaelic Grounds. Casey found the net in both halves as the Rebels saw off a Banner side who had entered the game on the back of a quarter-final victory over Waterford. Cork enjoyed a commanding 1-10 to 1-3 lead at the interval with Casey rattling the net in the opening stages to see them move ahead by 1-2 to 0-0.

Clare fought back courtesy of centre-back Alan O’Neill’s accuracy from placed balls and then full-forward Aidan Lynch bundled the ball to the net past former Cork senior goalkeeper Martin Coleman, the captain of the current intermediate side, midway through the half. That cut the gap to 1-6 to 1-2 but Cork, helped by the accuracy of Peter O’Brien from placed balls, powered clear before the interval with Mark Kennefick also impressing up front in the opening period.

Clare opened brightly in the second-half with Niall Arthur, a member of last year’s All-Ireland U21 winning setup, on the mark while Cathal O’Connell, another 2012 U21 star, also caught the eye in attack. But Casey fired home his second goal of the game to see Cork go in front by 2-10 to 1-5 and they held on for victory by six points at the finish.

Scorers for Cork: Colm Casey 2-0, Peter O’Brien 0-6 (0-5f), Mark Kennefick 0-3, Martin Coleman (0-1f), Brian Lawton, Anthony Watson 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: Aidan Lynch 1-1, Niall Arthur (0-2f), Alan O’Neill (0-2f), Jamie Shanahan, Cathal O’Connell 0-2 each.

CORK: Martin Coleman (Ballinhassig); John O’Callaghan (Inniscarra), Eoin Dillon (Milford), Ed Finn (Ballinhassig); Tadhg Healy (Buttevant), Ross Cashman (Kilbrittain), Michael Walsh (Kildorrery); John Cronin (Lisgoold), Shane McCarthy (Ballinhassig); Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr), Peter O’Brien (Kildorrery), Stephen Dineen (Ballinhassig); Colm Casey (Inniscarra), Kevin Canty (Valley Rovers), Mark Kennefick (Ballygarvan).

Subs: Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr) for Canty (25), Anthony Watson (Milford) for Dineen (43), Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy) for O’Callaghan (47), Nicky Kelly (Mayfield) for McCarthy (59).

CLARE: Keith Hogan (Clooney-Quin); Killian Ryan (Ruan), Darragh Corry (Tulla), Jack Browne (Ballyea); Stephen O’Halloran (Clarecastle), Alan O’Neill (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield), Cathal Chaplin (Broadford); Pa Sheehan (Sixmilebridge), Jarlath Colleran (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield); Gary Guilfoyle (Feakle), Mikey O’Neill (Kilmaley), Cathal Malone (Ennistymon); Niall Arthur (Inagh-Kilnamona), Aidan Lynch (Ruan), Cathal O’Connell (Clonlara).

Subs: Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge) for Guilfoyle (20), Enda Boyce (Cratloe) for Corry (26), Ger Arthur (Inagh-Kilnamona) for Arthur (44), Gearoid O’Connell (Ballyea) for Sheehan (44), Shane O’Brien (Clonlara) for Mikey O’Neill (50)

Referee: Pat Casey (Waterford)

Fixture Details

SUNDAY JUNE 23rd

Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Clare v Cork

Venue: Gaelic Grounds Limerick @ 1:45pm

Referee – Pat Casey (Waterford)

Extra time if necessary

Team News

The Cork Intermediate team to play Clare on Sunday at 1.45pm in Limerick will line out as follows:

1. Martin Coleman

2. John O’Callaghan 3. Eoin Dillon 4. Ed Finn

5. Tadhg Healy 6. Ross Cashman 7. Michael Walsh

8. John Cronin 9. Shane McCarthy

10. Brian Lawton 11. Peter O’Brien 12. Stephen Dineen

13. Colm Casey 14. Kevin Canty 15. Adrian Mannix

16 James Mc Sweeney Bandon

17 Brian O Sullivan Fermoy

18 John Carey Dripsey

19 Colm Barry Castlelyons

20 Nicky Kelly Mayfield

21 Mark Kennifick Ballygarvan

22 Barry Lawton Castlemartyr

23 Mark Sugrue Bandon

24 Anthony Watson Milford

Martin Coleman will captain the side.

Limerick hosts Féile na nGael 2013

Limerick Set to Welcome over 5,000 Competitors for National Sports Festival

Press Release

Friday, 28th June 2013

Limerick is preparing for the arrival of thousands of hurling, camogie and handball players as it hosts the national sports festival, Féile na nGael. Féile na nGael is a national festival for boys and girls under 14 years of age running from 5th-7th July 2013. To celebrate Limerick hosting the 2013 event, the city will hold a major parade on Friday 5th July, kick starting the festival.

As hurling fever spreads through the Treaty City ahead of Limerick’s battle with Cork on Sunday 14th July in the Munster Senior Hurling Final, Limerick’s streets will be filled with up to 5,000 marchers from all 32 counties and five marching bands, led by the Artane Band.

Newly appointed Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Kathleen Leddin, said Limerick is a proud sporting city with a long standing love affair with the GAA. “Limerick is one of Ireland’s strongest sporting cities and we have proved that with our outstanding performance in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship to date! I am most looking forward to welcoming the visiting teams to our city for what is shaping up to be an exciting, fun filled weekend,” said Mayor Leddin.

Each year 25,000 boys and girls take part in the festival across all 32 counties and Limerick will welcome up to 150 hurling and Camogie clubs along with 60 hand ball clubs, with a total of up to 5,000 participating in the weekend of events. The highlight of the weekend, the parade of competing teams, begins at the Gaelic Grounds at 7.30pm on Friday 5th July and will proceed along the Ennis Road, up to O’Connell Street where there will be a review stand. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and support their local teams.

Once the parade reaches the junction of Mallow Street and O’Connell Street, the marchers will disperse to Pery Square, Hartstonge Street, Upper Mallow Street, Barrington Street and Catherine Place. Visiting hurling and camogie clubs have been paired with host clubs here in Limerick and will be staying with host families. All other visitors, including handball players, will be staying in hotels/guesthouses around the city and county.

Féile na nGael is a national movement with the primary objective of facilitating and enabling the personal, social and cultural development of young people. It also emphasises cultural and community activities, leadership and training through sport. There will be road closures from the Gaelic Grounds along the Ennis Road, Sarsfield Bridge, Sarsfield Street and O’Connell Street as far as the Mallow Street junction for the parade on Friday, 5th July.

The Limerick Communications Office wishes both visiting and local participants an enjoyable weekend as they take in all that Limerick has to offer.

For more details and a full list of fixtures visit www.feilelimerick2013.com.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Preliminary Round – Waterford 0-21 Offaly 1-14

Refreshed Déise turn on style

Offaly 1-14 Waterford 0-21

By John Fogarty (GAA Correspondent for the Irish Examiner newspaper)

You imagine there’ll be sterner examinations of Waterford but they disposed of Offaly with a consummate display at O’Connor Park on Saturday evening. Stephen O’Keeffe may have been called to make two late saves, the first a majestically instinctive one from a Daniel Currams shot, but the visitors dictated matters for the majority of the affair. Had James McGrath awarded a couple of merited Waterford penalty shouts in the second half, things could have been a lot more comfortable for them. On an evening when, according to O’Keeffe, Maurice Shanahan stepped out of his older brother Dan’s shadow, Waterford shot 17 wides, two more than their total against Clare.

Shanahan was excellent throughout even if he did contribute three wides but Michael Ryan wasn’t too perturbed by his side’s profligacy despite it raising its ugly head for the second time in as many games. “The plus side is that we got 21 scores and 17 wides, which meant that we had 38 shots at the posts away from home. Maybe some guys did feel under pressure. This win will be great for our team and our belief.” After a week when former Waterford defender Brian Greene questioned the fitness of the team, Ryan was pleased their critics had been answered in front of the 8,200 O’Connor Park crowd. “Despite what some people have been saying, we have a very high level of fitness. We’ve had more than 100 field sessions and our fitness is very good. “Offaly had a major boost coming in having played so well against Kilkenny. We felt if we kept our composure, we would have a very good chance. “We didn’t talk about what people said. The only thing I am interested in is the 32 or 33 players in with us. “What happens with us is all that matters. We are a united bunch, we work hard together. People are entitled to their opinion, but for me it is what happens within that matters.”

Shanahan spoke similarly about the character shown by the players. “Everybody had to stand up because people were writing this Waterford team off. This Waterford team isn’t a bad team and we’re going to drive it on now.” As Ollie Baker stated afterwards, both teams played better against the wind, Offaly choosing to face it in the first half after winning the toss. Like in the Kilkenny game, Offaly goaled early when Shane Dooley pounced on a slack hand-pass by Liam Lawlor to Shane Fives in the eighth minute. Offaly then lost Derek Molloy to a serious leg injury and were pegged back in the 17th minute with Shanahan’s second free of the game. Offaly got their noses in front again but four unanswered Waterford points followed, Shanahan contributing three of them.

Backed by the bellowing breeze, they posted seven wides in the first half but went in four ahead at the break — 0-11 to 1-4 — thanks in no small part to Shanahan and Jake Dillon, who was causing bother in the half-forward line. The question was would that margin of advantage be enough facing the wind in the second half and it appeared insufficient 12 minutes into the second half when a Kevin Brady point levelled the game. However, Waterford responded quickly via Brian O’Sullivan and within two minutes, the Déise had gone two points ahead once more.

Seamus Prendergast also had a genuine penalty claim turned down as well and Dillon could have found the net but for kicking the ball wide from close range. Scores from Brian O’Sullivan and Shanahan stretched Waterford’s lead to three by the 54th minute and with Michael Walsh and Noel Connors composed in most of the ball that came their way, their team had developed quite the foothold in the game. Once again, Offaly’s half-forward line disappointed while sub Pauric Mahony’s move to centre-forward in the second half worked a treat for Waterford. Only three points separated the sides with five minutes remaining but Shanahan turned on the style to pick off a couple of scores with Offaly managing just one score from Currams. The full-forward could have made it a one-point game in the penultimate minute of normal time but O’Keeffe was equal to his goalbound effort and the follow-up.

Baker rued those saved chances. “There were no real opportunities to take long- distance strikes. “Oddly enough it wasn’t wides that cost us, it was just that we weren’t able to get enough ball. “Their keeper made two fine saves there at the end of it and if one of them had gone in, I think we would have gone on. It just wasn’t meant to be.”

Scorers for Offaly: S Dooley (1-4, 0-4 frees); D Currams, K Brady, J Bergin, B Carroll (0-2 each); C Mahon, D Morkan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Waterford: M Shanahan (0-13, 5 frees); B O’Sullivan (0-3); J Dillon (0-2); K Moran, S O’Sullivan, P Prendergast (0-1 each).

OFFALY: J Dempsey; C McDonald, D Kenny, D Mooney; R Hanniffy, G Healion, D Morkan; B Carroll, K Brady; C Egan, D Molloy, C Slevin; S Dooley, D Currams, J Bergin.

Subs for Offaly: C Mahon for D Molloy (inj 13); P Cleary for D Mooney (35+6); S Cleary for C Slevin (52); S Gardner for P Cleary (56); S Ryan for K Brady (70+1).

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; J Nagle, M Walsh, D Fives; P Prendergast, K Moran; J Dillon, S Prendergast, S O’Sullivan; J Barron, M Shanahan, B O’Sullivan.

Subs for Waterford: P Mahony for J Barron (35+5); M O’Neill for S Prendergast (59); R Foley for D Fives (63); R Barry for J Nagle (inj 70).

Referee: James McGrath (Westmeath)

 

Shanahan stars as Waterford beat Offaly

Report from the GAA.ie web site

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Preliminary Round: Offaly 1-14 Waterford 0-21

Waterford moved into Phase 1 of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers with a deserved four-point win over Offaly at O’Connor Park on Saturday night. Maurice Shanahan hit a remarkable 0-13 points (eight from play) for the Déise in a superb individual performance, helping to set up a meeting with Westmeath next Saturday. After playing with the wind in the first half, Waterford were 0-13 to 1-6 ahead at the break, but Offaly hit the first three points of the second half and were then level when Kevin Brady hit the target 10 minutes into the second half.

However, with Michael Walsh outstanding in the final quarter, Waterford finished the game superbly and goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe made a superb double save from Dan Currams late on to deny Offaly. Waterford moved two points clear after seven minutes, with Jake Dillon grabbing two early points from play as both sets of players struggled to come to terms with the very blustery conditions. The wind may have been a factor in Offaly’s goal, which came after Waterford defender Liam Lawlor tried to handpass a ball out from the back to a team-mate, but Shane Dooley intercepted the pass and hammered a shot past Déise goalkeeper O’Keeffe.

An injury to Offaly defender Derek Molloy held the game up by five minutes and it was around the quarter hour mark that Shanahan’s influence on the game began to tell. He dropped over two frees and then hit three in a sequence of four unanswered scores that put Waterford 0-8 to 1-2 ahead after 27 minutes. Brady pulled one back for the home side, who were playing against a very stiff breeze in the first half, but then Shane O’Sullivan and Shanahan nudged the Déise four clear for the first time. In the seven minutes of added time played due to the earlier injury, Shanahan, who was doing plenty of damage to the Offaly defence, landed his seventh of the game before Brian O’Sullivan wrapped up the scoring to leave the visitors 0-13 to 1-6 up at the break.

However, Offaly made a superb start to the second half, with Brian Carroll landing two scores and Ger Healion adding another before Shanahan stemmed the tide with a badly needed free for Waterford. Brady soon had Offaly level and it looked like their momentum – and the stiff breeze – would carry them into the lead, but Waterford showed great character to hit four points in a row, Brian O’Sullivan and Shanahan grabbing two each from play in a crucial spell that left them 0-18 to 1-12 ahead.

Derek Morkan gave Offaly hope with a lovely score from play, but ‘Brick’ Walsh was a rock at centre-back and he dominated the final quarter of the game allowing Shanahan to clip over three more points in the final 10 minutes. Offaly needed a goal and they got their big chance when Currams broke clear but his shot was blocked by O’Keeffe and the Waterford goalkeeper showed brilliant awareness and reactions to flick the rebound clear, and Waterford had the game as good as won.

Waterford Scorers: J Dillon 0-2, M Shanahan 0-13 (0-5f), K Moran 0-1, S O’Sullivan 0-1, P Prendergast 0-1, B O’Sullivan 0-3.

Offaly Scorers: S Dooley 1-4 (0-4f), D Currams 0-2, K Brady 0-2, C Mahon 0-1, J Bergin 0-2, B Carroll 0-2, D Morkan 0-1

Waterford: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; J Nagle, M Walsh, D Fives; P Prendergast, K Moran; J Dillon, S Prendergast, S O’Sullivan; J Barron, M Shanahan, B O’Sullivan. Subs: P Mahony for J Barron (39), M O’Neill for S Prendergast (58), R Foley for D Fives (62).

Offaly: J Dempsey; C McDonald, D Kenny, D Mooney; R Hanniffy, G Healion, D Morkan; B Carroll, K Brady; C Egan, D Molloy, C Slevin; S Dooley, D Currams, J Bergin. Subs: C Mahon for D Molloy (12), P Cleary for D Mooney (42), S Cleary for C Slevin (51), S Gardner for P Cleary (56), S Ryan for K Brady (68).

Referee: James McGrath

 

Offaly 1-14 Waterford 0-21

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Maurice Shanahan hit 13 points and fired Waterford to a 0-21 to 1-14 win over Offaly at O’Connor Park Tullamore. Shanahan was sublime for the Deise men, who recovered from the concession of an early Shane Dooley goal to power to the win with a determined finish, despite hitting 17 wides. Michael Ryan’s side now face Westmeath in the next round, where they will be hot favourites to progress after an improved display.

Midway through the second half it looked as if the home side would push on to the win after they overturned a four-point half-time deficit, but led by Shanahan and the excellent Brian O’Sullivan, Waterford finished the stronger. Waterford got off to a great start with a couple of quick Jake Dillon points, but they soon found themselves on the hind foot when Shane Dooley punished a poor defensive hand pass by Liam Lawlor and rattled the net for Offaly in the seventh minute.

However the goal was tinged with negativity for the home side as centre-forward Derek Molloy was stretchered off with a nasty look leg injury picked up in the lead up to the score. After five minutes of a stoppage to deal with Molloy’s injury, Offaly did well to hit the ground running again and Dan Currams landed a battling score for the home side after Kevin Brady’s arrowed pass picked him out in the corner.

At that stage Offaly looked dominant as David Kenny was managing to keep Shanahan under control, while centre-back Ger Healion was also performing admirably. However Shanahan soon went in search of possession and he hit form after a couple of quick frees got him off the mark. From then until the break the Offaly replies were fleeting and a run of four points in a row from Waterford including three Shanahan points from play gave them a 0-13 to 1-6 lead at the break.

At half-time it was questioned whether Waterford had built up a large enough lead after playing with the aid of a stiff breeze, but Deise fans needn’t have worried. There would have been moments of concern, however, as two rapid fire Brian Carroll points and another from his midfield colleague Kevin Brady drew Offaly level in the 47th minute. But it was all square for less than a minute as Brian O’Sullivan hit a great score from the wing, and Shanahan and co wrapped up the victory in the closing stages.

Waterford: S O’Keffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; J Nagle, M Walsh, D Fives; P Prendergast (0-01), K Moran (0-01); J Dillon (0-02), S Prendergast, S O’Sullivan (0-01); J Barron, M Shanahan (0-13, 0-05f), B O’Sullivan (0-03).

Subs: P Mahony for Barron (35+5 mins), M O’Neill for S Prendergast (58 mins), R Foley for D Fives (63 mins).

Offaly: J Dempsey; C McDonald, D Kenny, D Mooney; R Hanniffy, G Healion, D Morkan (0-01); B Carroll (0-02), K Brady (0-02); C Egan, D Molloy, C Slevin; S Dooley (1-04, 0-04f), D Currams (0-02), J Bergin (0-02).

Subs: C Mahon (0-01) for Molloy (12 mins), P Cleary for Mooney (35+7 mins), S Cleary for Slevin (52 mins), S Gardner for P Cleary (56 mins), S Ryan for Brady (70 mins).

Referee: James McGrath (Westmeath)

 

Team News

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to play Offaly on Saturday evening next in O’Connor Park, Tullamore was announced after training tonight.

1. Stephen O’Keeffe Ballygunner

2. Shane Fives Carrigtwohill

3. Liam Lawlor Fourmilewater

4. Noel Connors Passage

5. Jamie Nagle Dungarvan

6. Michael Walsh Stradbally

7. Darragh Fives Tourin

8. Paudie Prendergast Lismore

9. Kevin Moran (CAPT.) De La Salle

10. Jake Dillon De La Salle

11. Seamus Prendergast Ardmore

12. Shane O’Sullivan Ballygunner

13 Jamie Barron Fourmilewater

14. Maurice Shanahan Lismore

15. Brian O’Sullivan Ballygunner

Match Preview

This will be only the third senior championship game between the counties, having met for the first time in the All-Ireland qualifiers in 2005 when Waterford won by 1-26 to 1-15 at Dr.Cullen Park. Their second meeting was in the 2008 All-Ireland qualifiers when Waterford won by 2-18 in 0-18 in Thurles. Eoin Kelly scored 2-13 of Waterford’s total while Brian Carroll hit 0-9 for Offaly.

Both counties have had one outing in this year’s championship with Offaly losing to Kilkenny by 0-26 to 4-9 in the Leinster quarter-final and Waterford losing to Clare by 2-20 to 1-15 in the Munster quarter-final. Waterford led Clare by four points and the sides were level at the three quarter stage before Clare won the last quarter by 2-6 to 0-4. Offaly led Kilkenny by 2-4 to 0-5 after 18 minutes and by 2-6 to 0-11at half-time but Kilkenny powered on in the second half, which they won by 0-15 to 2-3. Joe Bergin (2-0), Colin Egan (1-2) and Shane Dooley 0-5 (0-4 frees, 0-1 ‘65’) were Offaly’s top scorers.

The winners will play London or Westmeath in the next qualifying round on Saturday week.

Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Group 1 – Clare 3-11 Derry 1-6

Clare defeated Derry by 3-11 to 1-6 in the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Group 1 on Saturday in Donaghmore Ashbourne.

Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Group 2 – Cork 2-15 Tipperary 1-5

Cork defeated Tipperary by 2-15 to 1-5 in the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Group 2 on Saturday in the Tipperary Camogie Grounds in The Ragg.

Clare and Cork aiming to end Munster Final drought

Clare face Cork in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship at the Gaelic Grounds. The Banner are hoping to make it to their first Munster Final since 2008 while Jimmy Barry Murphy’s charges hope to end their Munster Final drought.

 

Munster Senior Football Semi Final – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-11

Heart but no miracles from Micko’s men

Cork’s class tells despite battling Banner display

CORK 1-20 CLARE 1-11

By CHRISTY O’CONNOR for the Irish Independent newspaper

Click to view photos of this game on Munster GAA Facebook

Ten minutes after the final whistle, the Clare players were still gathered in a huddle, arms wrapped tightly around each other, different voices dominating a discussion that was raking over the remains of the day.Mick O’Dwyer stood just inside the edge of the group, his peak cap and blue jacket insulating him from the spilling rain. The ground was long deserted by then and whatever little colour splashed across the day had been washed away. This was O’Dwyer’s first game as a manager against Cork in the championship since the 1989 Munster final and the greyness of the afternoon’s sky and the solitude within the ground reflected the contrasting world O’Dwyer now inhabits from those eternal summer Sundays. The atmosphere was soft and muted and O’Dwyer’s voice could often be heard from the touchline. His side was game, gutsy and hard-working but there was never a sense that this could be one of those days of days that have defined O’Dwyer’s career.

STRUGGLED

Cork were gone off the field almost as soon as the final whistle blew. They got the job done but know how much work they still have to do. Much of their play was devoid of structure. They didn’t play with any clearly defined system and they again struggled to break down a defence that got bodies back in numbers. That was reflected in their creation of just one clear goalscoring opportunity, which only popped up after the ball had bobbled around the square like a dinghy in an angry ocean. Still, they kicked 1-20 at their ease. Their freetaking was exceptional in tricky conditions and their bench looks stronger than ever. When you pan the grit from their performance, there were enough sufficient flashes of hidden gold to keep them content for now.

At face value, Paddy Kelly seemed to have had a quiet game. His 20 plays were well below his average of at least 30 but he had seven scoring assists. Economy was the key that kept unlocking the door. Brian Hurley, Daniel Goulding, Fintan Goold and Paul Kerrigan made a combined total of just 42 plays – a low average for four top-class forwards – but they mined 1-11 from play from that return. Cork have also unearthed a real diamond in the former Antrim player James Loughrey. He was their best player by a distance, making more plays than any other player on the field. He brings a defensive feistiness, a cutting attacking edge and a massive level of energy. When Cork did a fitness test last week, he topped the group.

On any other day, Loughrey would have been man of the match but this game absolutely confirmed Gary Brennan’s status as one of the best players in the country. Brennan came in to the game carrying an injury but he bestrode the match with his class and immense ball-winning ability, making 24 plays in total. When Clare launched their first sustained scoring burst, hitting seven points in 12 minutes, Brennan set up four of them. Physically, Cork couldn’t compete with him under the dropping ball, which will be a concern in three weeks time if Kieran Donaghy is in fetching form. Brennan scored one excellent goal and probably would have had another if referee Derek Fahy hadn’t harshly penalised him as he was just about to pull the trigger when Clare were trailing by just six points. The difficulty for Brennan was that they needed him at midfield and full-forward. Clare moved him out to midfield midway through the second half as their primary kick-out target but he tired in the last quarter and couldn’t give any more than he already had.

Kick-outs were a huge issue for Clare up to that point because they got slaughtered 17-5 on kick-outs in the opening half. Clare did change to a shorter strategy in the second half – until Brennan arrived out – but they still managed to turn around that kickout stat 14-9 after the break. Cork still dominated possession but their finishing was nowhere near the standard they reached in the first half. Cork had six scores from their first six shots at the target while their first-half wide count of just three was up to 11 by the end of the match. Three of those wides were from inaccurate or over-hit ball but they still won 20 out of the 29 balls kicked in to their forwards. Those stats neatly illustrated the extra gear Cork always had at their disposal.

This was still an admirable performance from Clare. It appeared that they would be overrun in the opening 18 minutes when they trailed by 0-7 to 0-0 and had managed only two clear shots at the target. Yet they responded with five scores without reply. Cork’s goal in the 30th minute ripped away that momentum, however, and the match resumed its fatalistic trend. Ahead by 1-11 to 0-7 at the break, Cork responded to Brennan’s goal by outscoring Clare by 0-6 to 0-1 over the following 15 minutes. The match then just played out to its expected backing track. By the time Clare and O’Dwyer trooped off the field, the music was long over.

Scorers – Cork: D Goulding 1-5 (0-3fs), B Hurley 0-5 (2fs), F Goold 0-4, P Kerrigan, J O’Rourke 0-2 each, C Sheehan, D O’Connor 0-1 each. Clare: D Tubridy 0-4 (2fs), G Brennan 1-0, R Donnelly 0-2, J Hayes, J Kean, C Dunning, S McGrath, I McInerney (f) 0-1 each.

CORK – K O’Halloran 7; E Cadogan 7, M Shields 7, D Cahalane 7; J Loughrey 9, P Kissane 8, Tomas Clancy 7; P O’Neill 7, G Canty 8; J O’Rourke 7, P Kelly 8, F Goold 8; D Goulding 8, B Hurley 8, P Kerrigan 7. Subs: A Walsh 7 for O’Neill (43), C Sheehan 8 for Kerrigan (48), D O’Connor 7 for O’Rourke (57), A O’Connor 7 for Kelly (64), Thomas Clancy 7 for Kissane (66).

CLARE – J Hayes 7; M McMahon 8, L Healy 7, Gordon Kelly 7; D Callinan 7, J Hayes 8, Graham Kelly 7; G Brennan 9, C O’Connor 8; R Donnelly 8, G Quinlan 8, S McGrath 7; A Clohessy 7, I McInerney 8, D Tubridy 8. Subs: C Dunning 7 for Clohessy (45), F Hayes 7 for C O’Connor (56), J Kean for Quinlan (60), S Ryan 7 for McGrath (60), P McMahon 7 for Graham Kelly (61).

REF – D Fahy (Longford)

 

Counihan says Rebels must step up

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 1-11 Cork 1-20

At full-time yesterday, Cork manager Conor Counihan delved into his repertoire of sombre expressions and fished out his favourite. “You wouldn’t be happy with that, no. There’s a lot of work to do, we have three weeks to do it and if we don’t do it, we won’t be at the races. Simple as that. “We started well, we were putting the points on the board, but then we sat back and let Clare come back at us. Naturally enough, in fairness to them, they took the initiative and drove on. I felt for a team that had the initiative, to give it away, that was very disappointing.” Eagle-eyed readers will note that Cork actually beat Clare in the Munster SFC semi-final yesterday by nine points at a sodden Cusack Park, Ennis. In fairness to Counihan, he turned his frown upside down eventually: “We still did win, it was an awful lot worse when I was here a few years ago.”

The chances of a repeat of 1997 were always slim, but when Gary Brennan goaled early in the second half, there was hope. Five points separated the sides and the Banner faithful were loud in their appreciation. Clare boss Mick O’Dwyer appreciated Brennan’s goal, but felt another opportunity was missed soon afterwards: “Gary [Brennan] was being pulled and dragged and he just pushed a lad out of his way, we might have gotten another goal that time but he [referee] gave a free out, which was totally out of order in my book. That made a big difference, because it was at a vital stage.” It was, but even Micko couldn’t argue against Cork in the second half. They cancelled out Brennan’s goal with three quick points and kept Clare at bay for the rest of the game. Counihan brought on Aidan Walsh, Ciarán Sheehan and Donncha O’Connor, but that smacked more of giving players a run-out than rescuing a game that was slipping away.

O’Dwyer may occupy a position roughly comparable to that of Sauron the Great in the memory of Cork football supporters, but the game ended as it began, with a procession of scores from the men in red. For the first 20 minutes it was as predictable as a pantomime. Cork cruised out to a 0-7 to 0-0 lead as their half-backs, led by an energetic James Loughrey, gave them an attacking platform. Fintan Good kicked points with both feet, as did Brian Hurley. One-way traffic in the Ennis rain.

Then Clare decided to play, hitting five points without reply: Shane McGrath, David Tubridy (two frees) Rory Donnelly and another from a fine upfield foray by John Hayes. It was hardly an accident that Cork hit their only wides of the half (three) in this 10-minute period. Clare’s defence had settled and they were finding their way in midfield, with John Hayes supporting Cathal O’Connor and Declan Callinan in the hunt for possession. Cork struck back with a Goold point before sticking Clare with a goal — Banner keeper Joe Hayes beat Brian Hurley to the ball but his defence couldn’t clear and when Daniel Goulding took possession, his finish was clinical. Cork added three late points (a Hurley free, Kerrigan and a Goulding free) to make it 1-11 to 0-7 at the half.

O’Dwyer’s half-century-and-change in inter-county football led him to this diagnosis: “Overall they did bloody well. The goal in the first half was the one that made the difference. We had come right back into the game and were going well at the time, but that goal crucified us. It put a gap between us and Cork again. But we can’t complain. We gave it everything.” They did. Brennan struck for that goal on the resumption but he was also needed to compete for kick-outs at midfield, so Clare missed him as a target man inside. The second half petered out as Cork tacked on the scores, though David Tubridy’s late point for Clare was one of the scores of the game. Counihan and his management team will have learned little from this outing apart from the value of concentration, given Clare’s first-half rally, though Loughrey’s appetite for work around the middle third of the field is a valuable boost to them. Tougher tests ahead for Cork, then, and none tougher than their Munster final date with the old enemy.

CLARE: Joe Hayes; L Healy, Graham Kelly, Gordon Kelly; D Callinan, John Hayes, M McMahon; I McInerney, C O’Connor; S McGrath, G Quinlan, R Donnelly; A Clohessy, G Brennan (capt), D Tubridy.

Subs for Clare: C Dunning for A Clohessy (45), F Hayes for C O’Connor (58), J Keane for G Quinlan, S Ryan for S McGrath (both 62), P McMahon for Graham Kelly (68).

Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy (0-4, 0-2 fs), G Brennan (1-0), R Donnelly (0-2), I McInerney (f), S McGrath, J Hayes, C Dunning and J Keane (0-1 each).

CORK: K O’Halloran; D Cahalane, E Cadogan, M Shields; T Clancy, J Loughrey, P Kissane; G Canty, P O’Neill; J O’Rourke, P Kelly, F Goold; P Kerrigan, B Hurley, D Goulding.

Subs for Cork: C Sheehan for Hurley (37-42), A Walsh for P O’Neill (44), C Sheehan for P Kerrigan (49), D O’Connor for J O’Rourke (59), A O’Connor for P Kelly (65), T Clancy for P Kissane (67).

Scorers for Cork: D Goulding (1-5, 0-3fs), B Hurley (0-5, 2fs), F Goold (0-4), J O’Rourke and P Kerrigan (0-2 each), C Sheehan and D. O’Connor (0-1 each).

Referee: D Fahy (Longford)

 

Clare 1-11 Cork 1-20

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Cork cruised into another Munster SFC final as they disposed of brave Clare by 1-20 to 1-11 at Cusack Park. The Rebels ran out convincing winners in the end, aided by a Daniel Goulding goal after Clare had pulled a 0-07 to 0-00 deficit back to 0-07 to 0-05. Despite Mick O’Dwyer’s charges netting early in the second half through skipper Gary Brennan, there was to be no fairytale comeback and Cork had an ultimately comfortable passage through to a provincial final meeting with Kerry.

Despite the nine-point margin, the Rebels were sloppy at times and overcame a few shaky moments when Clare were invited onto them. In the opening half Clare spurned a fine chance to take the lead when David Tubridy sent a free wide which he really should have scored, before Cork’s Fintan Goold opened the scoring. Referee Derek Fahy was taking a no-nonsense approach and after just five minutes Gordon Kelly and Daniel Goulding were both shown yellows for tussling off the ball, after which Goold added his second point and Goulding pointed a free.

Brian Hurley and John O’Rourke both scored in the space of a minute to stretch the Rebels’ advantage as Clare struggled to gain a foothold despite battling hard to win possession which Cork always seemed to have Castlehaven clubman Hurley then sailed over a beauty from play before adding another from a placed ball to suddenly make it 0-07 to 0-00 after 18 minutes, and finally Clare began to click into gear at a soaked Cusack Park. Tubridy and Brennan linked up well to feed Shane McGrath for the Banner’s first score, as Tubridy immediately kicked their second with a well-taken free off the ground.

Cathal O’Connor then squared to Brennan who unleashed running full-back John Hayes who finished with aplomb to the delight of the home crowd before Tubridy dispatched another free to make it 0-07 to 0-04 with 23 minutes gone. Five minutes later, O’Connor played a high ball in for Rory Donnelly but Cork goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran did well to gather it. Despite this Clare came back at the Rebels to narrow the gap once more when Ian McInerney fired over his first point of the game.

At this stage Cork had gone 10 minutes without a score. Goold ended their drought with his third and Tubridy responded immediately for the Banner side to keep the gap at 0-08 to 0-06 until Clare were hit by a hammer blow. Daniel Goulding was the man who found the net for the Rebels, following good work from Hurley, to give them breathing space once more before Hurley, Kerrigan and Goudling (free) saw Cork lead 1-11 to 0-07 at the break.

In a lacklustre second half Clare netted early on through Brennan and, despite being far from their best, Cork economically kept the scores coming in front of a 3,774-strong crowd. Goulding added three more to his tally, while Goold, John O’Rourke and Hurley also chipped in with points to make it 1-18 to 1-08. Rory Donnelly, John Keane and Tubridy pointed Clare consolations as substitutes Donncha O’Connor and Ciaran Sheehan added late scores for to see out the game for the visitors.

CLARE: J Hayes; L Healy, Graham Kelly, Gordon Kelly; D Callinan, J Hayes (0-01), M McMahon; G Brennan (1-00), C O’Connor; R Donnelly (0-01), G Quinlan, S McGrath (0-01); A Clohessy, I McInerney (0-02, 0-01f), D Tubridy (0-04, 0-02f).

Subs used: C Dunning (0-01) for Clohessy (46 mins), F Hayes for O’Connor (57), J Keane (0-01) for Quinlan, S Ryan for McGrath (both 62), P McMahon for Kelly (69).

CORK: K O’Halloran; E Cadogan, M Shields, D Cahalane; J Loughrey, G Canty, T Clancy; P Kissane, P O’Neill; J O’Rourke (0-02), P Kelly, F Goold (0-04); D Goulding (1-05, 0-03f), B Hurley (0-05, 0-02f), P Kerrigan (0-02).

Subs used: A Walsh for O’Neill (44 mins), C Sheehan (0-01) for Kerrigan (49), D O’Connor (0-01) for O’Rourke (58), A O’Connor for Kelly (65), T Clancy for Kissane (66).

Referee: Derek Fahy (Longford)

Team News

CORK (SF v Clare): K O’Halloran (Bishopstown); E Cadogan (Douglas), M Shields (St Finbarr’s), D Cahalane (Castlehaven); J Loughrey (Mallow), G Canty (Bantry Blues), T Clancy (Fermoy); A O’Connor (St Colum’s), P O’Neill (Aghada); J O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), P Kelly (Ballincollig), C Sheehan (Eire Óg); D Goulding (Eire Óg), B Hurley (Castlehaven), P Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers).

Substitutes: A Quirke (Valley Rovers), P Kissane (Clyda Rovers), T Clancy (Clonakilty), N O’Leary (Cill na Martra), J McLoughlin (Kanturk), A Walsh (Kanturk), A O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), F Goold (Macroom), D O’Connor (Ballydesmond), M Collins (Castlehaven), B O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)

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For the Record

Cork Clare
2013 Team Manager Conor Counihan Mick O’Dwyer
2013 Team Captain Graham Canty Gary Brennan
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Kerry by 0-17 to 0-12 in the Munster Semi-Final before winning the Munster Final against Clare by 3-16 to 0-13. Defeated Kildare in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final before losing to Donegal by 0-16 to 1-11 in the All-Ireland
Semi-Final.
Defeated Limerick by 1-13 to 0-15 in the Munster Semi-Final before losing to Cork in the Munster Final on a scoreline of 3-16 to 0-13. 

Lost to Kerry in the All-Ireland Qualifiers by 2-22 to 1-6.

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 37 2
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2012 1992
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 20
Lost – 8
Drawn – 5
Played – 20
Won – 6
Lost – 13
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship 2012 Munster Senior Football Final – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13 –
July 8th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick 

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Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals

Saturday May 25th

@ Pairc na nGael                            Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8

Sunday May 26th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8


Semi-Finals
Saturday June 1st

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 4-21 Waterford 1-4

Sunday June 16th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare v Cork @ 3:30pm

Final

Sunday July 7th

2:00pm throw-in

Useful Information

Recent Senior Football Championship meetings of Cork v Clare

2012 Munster Final – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

2011 Munster Quarter-Final – Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

2005 Munster Semi-Final – Cork 0-18 Clare 0-06 at Cusack Park Ennis

2004 All-Ireland Qualifier – Cork 0-15 Clare 0-11 at Cusack Park Ennis

2001 Munster Semi-Final – Cork 2-11 Clare 1-10 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

1997 Munster Semi-Final – Clare 1-14 Cork 1-13 at Cusack Park Ennis

1996 Munster Semi-Final Replay – Cork 2-16 Clare 1-16 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (after extra time)

1996 Munster Semi-Final – Cork 1-7 Clare 0-10 at Cusack Park Ennis

1995 Munster Semi-Final – Cork 0-17 Clare 0-11 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

1993 Munster Quarter-Final – Cork 2-14 Clare 1-10 at Cusack Park Ennis

 

Last Meeting – 2012 Munster Senior Football Final – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Cork: A Quirke, R Carey, M Shields, E Cadogan, P Kissane, E Cotter, N O’Leary, A O’Connor, A Walsh, C Sheehan, F Goold, P Kerrigan, C O’Neill, D O’Connor, N Murphy.

Clare: J Hayes; K Harnett, B Duggan, L Healy; E Coughlan, G Kelly, J Hayes; G Brennan, G Quinlan; S Brennan, S McGrath, A Clohessy; R Donnelly, D Tubridy, M O’Shea.

Cork Scorers: A Walsh 1-1, C Sheehan 0-4, C O’Neill 0-4, F Goold 1-0, D O’Connor 0-2, N Murphy 1-0, P Kerrigan 0-2, D Goulding 0-2, B O’Driscoll 0-1.

Clare Scorers: D Tubridy 0-3 (0-2f), R Donnelly 0-3, M O’Shea 0-4, G Brennan 0-2, G Kelly 0-1

Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

 

2011 Munster Senior Football Quarter-Final – Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11 – Match Report

Cork: A Quirke; R Carey, M Shields (0-01), J O’Sullivan; G Canty, N O’Leary, D O’Sullivan; A O’Connor (0-01), A Walsh (0-01); C Sheehan (0-04), P Kelly, P O’Neill (0-01); D Goulding (0-08, 0-06f), D O’Connor (1-04, 0-02f), D Goold.

Subs used: P Kerrigan (0-01) for Goold (47 mins), P Kissane for Shields, F Lynch for Kelly (both 62), N Murphy for Walsh (65), J Miskella (0-01) for O’Sullivan (66).

Clare: Joe Hayes; K Hartnett, B Duggan, L Healy; John Hayes, G Kelly, M McMahon; N Browne, G Brennan (0-02); G Kelly, D Tubridy (0-03, 0-01f), C O’Connor; A Clohessy (0-01), D O’Neill, R Donnelly (0-05).

Subs used: S Brennan for O’Connor, S McNeiles for John Hayes (both half-time), J Dowling for O’Neill (70 mins).

Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship than they have lost, 5 draws (4 v Cork & 1 v Limerick) as compared to 5 defeats (all v Cork) in 35 matches played.

There was an 18% decrease in the number of scores in the 2012 Munster Senior Football Championship as compared to 2011 (33 scores per game versus 27) but overall the trend is up over recent years – 2008 (21 scores per game), 2009 (24 scores per game), 2010 (28 scores per game), 2011 (33 scores per game), 2012 (27 scores per game).

Limerick’s Ian Ryan was the top scorer in the 2012 Munster Senior Football Championship with 1-17 (0-11 frees) in two matches. Colm Cooper (Kerry) with 0-9 (0-5 frees) and Colm O’Neill (Cork) with 0-9 (0-3 frees) finished joint second.

 

2013 Munster Senior Football Championship Matches played to date

Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8 – May 25th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork – Ken O’Halloran; Paudie Kissane, Michael Sheilds, Damien Cahalane; James Loughery, Graham Canty, Tomas Clancy; Alan O’Connor, Pearse O’Neill; Ciaran Sheehan, Paddy Kelly, John O’Rourke; Daniel Goulding, Brian Hurley, Paul Kerrigan.
Subs: Fintan Gould for Paddy Kelly (49mins), Noel O’Leary for Graham Canty (49mins), Donncha O’Connor for Ciaran Sheehan (49mins), Andrew O’Sullivan for Pearse O’Neill (55mins), Mark Collins for Paul Kerrigan (58mins).

Limerick – Donal O’Sullivan; Andrew Lane, Johnny McCarthy, Mark O’Riordan; Stephen Lavin, Pa Ranahan, Paudie Browne; Bobby O’Brien, John Galvin; John Riordan, Thomas Lee, Seanie Buckley (capt); Ger Collins, Iain Corbett, Eoghan O’Connor
Subs: Derry O’Connor for Thomas Lee (h-t), Seamus O’Carroll for Bobby O’Brien (h-t), Mike Sheehan for Iain Corbett (h-t), Stephen Lucey for Seanie Buckley (51mins), Lorcan O’Dwyer for Mark O’Riordan (55mins).

Referee – Michael Duffy (Sligo).

Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8 – May 26th @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: B Kealy; M Ó Sé, A O’Mahony, F Fitzgerald; T Ó Sé, K Young, P Crowley; A Maher, J Buckley; P Galvin, C Cooper, D Walsh; Declan O’Sullivan, K Donaghy, J O’Donoghue
Subs: Darran O’Sullivan for D Walsh (50), B Sheehan for P Galvin (56), M Griffin for M Ó Sé (60), K O’Leary for Declan O’Sullivan (62), B Maguire for T Ó Sé (63).

Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; J Coghlan, P Codd, C McDonald; R Kiely, D Leahy, A Campbell; G Hannigan, R Costigan; C Sweeney, I Fahey, P Acheson; A Maloney, B Grogan, P Austin
Subs: Shane Leahy for Alan Campbell (35), Brian Mulvihill for Robbie Kiely (HT), Aldo Matassa for Alan Maloney (HT), L Egan for G Hannigan (59), H Coghlan for I Fahey (63)

Referee – Conor Lane (Cork)

Kerry 4-21 Waterford 1-4 – May 26th @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: B Kealy, M O Se, A O’Mahony, F Fitzgerald, T O Se, K Young, P Crowley, A Maher, J Buckley, P Galvin, C Cooper, D Walsh, Declan O’Sullivan, K Donaghy, J O’Donoghue
Subs: Darran O’Sullivan for D Walsh (44mins), E Brosnan for T O Se (50 mins), B Sheehan for Maher (51 mins), S Enright for M O Se (56 mins), K O’Leary for Donaghy (60 mins)

Waterford: S Enright, T O hUallachain, N Walsh, T O’Gorman, C Phelan, S Briggs, J Hurney, M O’Gorman, T Prendergast, T Grey, S Aherne, A Doyle, P Whyte, G Hurney, R Aherne
Subs: C O’Keeffe for C Phelan (47 mins), L O Lonain for A Doyle (47 mins), P Hurney for R Aherne (53 mins), S O’Hare for Prendergast (66 mins)

Referee: Martin Higgins (Fermanagh)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Football Championship

Colm Cooper (Kerry) – 0-9 (0-3 frees)
James O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 1-5
Johnny Buckley (Kerry) – 0-7 (0-4 frees)
Daniel Goulding (Cork) – 0-5 (0-1 free)
Bryan Sheehan (Kerry) – 1-2 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free, 0-1 45)
Brian Hurley (Cork) – 1-1
John O’Rourke (Cork) – 1-1
Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 1-1
Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 1-1
Anthony Maher (Kerry) – 1-1
Kieran Donaghy (Kerry) – 1-1
Paul Galvin (Kerry) – 0-4
Tony Grey (Waterford) – 1-1
Tomas Ó Sé (Kerry) – 0-3
Mark Collins (Cork) – 0-3
Pearse O’Neill (Cork) – 1-0
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Barry Grogan (Tipperary) – 0-3 (0-2 frees, 0-1 45′)
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) – 0-3 (0-3 frees)
Donnacha Walsh (Kerry) – 0-2
P Whyte (Waterford) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Paul Kerrigan (Cork) – 0-2
Fintan Gould (Cork) – 0-2
Damien Cahalane (Cork) – 0-2 (0-1 free, 0-1 45) 

Philip Austin (Tipperary), Ciaran McDonald (Tipperary), Seanie Buckley (Limerick), Ger Collins (Limerick), Stephen Lucey (Limerick), Mike Sheehan (Limerick), John Galvin (Limerick), Ciaran Sheehan (Cork), Mark O Se (Kerry), F Fitzgerald (Kerry), Peter Crowley (Kerry), Kieran O’Leary (Kerry), S Aherne (Waterford) – 0-1 each

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (74) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011

Cork (37) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL 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/sf_teams/

 

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928


All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 14 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Munster Junior Football Championship Semi Final – Cork 0-18 Clare 0-9

Rebels in cruise control as they ease into final

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 0-9 Cork 0-18

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A dour affair this one, even if Cork did garner the desired result. In another dominant showing, the Rebels rarely broke sweat in advancing to the Munster junior football championship decider and though the winning margin was not quite as substantial as their win over Limerick, the result was every bit as comfortable. The home side offered little resistance to the pace and ferocity of Cork’s play and had the winners displayed a more ruthless streak in patches, this would have been a landslide.

Cork led 0-10 to 0-1 at the interval with Andrew O’Brien and Cathal Vaughan laying the early foundations in kicking three points apiece. Thereafter, the only issue that remained in doubt for those who arrived early at Cusack Park was the size of the hammering. In the end, Cork eased off the throttle ever so slightly with Clare’s Mark McCarthy kicking seven second-half points to keep a manner of respectability about proceedings. At the other end, Cathal Vaughan continued to torment the Banner rearguard, notching five further minors with Fiachra Lynch, Eoghan Buckley and Kevin O’Driscoll also finding the target.

Scorers for Clare: M McCarthy (0-7, two frees); C O’Brien (0-1, one free); D O’Neill (0-1, one free).

Scorers for Cork: C Vaughan (0-8, five frees); A O’Brien (0-4); F Lynch (0-3); E Buckley (0-2); K O’Driscoll (0-1).

CLARE: T Burke; E Flanagan, S Collins, S Lineen; C Doohan, M Moloney, D McMahon; D O’Neill, K O’Connor; C O’Brien, E Finucane, E Brew; R O’Connor, J Looney, M McCarthy.

Subs: M O’Shea for C Doohan (half-time); E Cleary for R O’Connor (41); D Bolton for E Brew (45); M Lorigan for J Looney (45); L Corry for C O’Brien (58).

CORK: D Hanrahan; AJ O’Connor, E O’Mahony, K Harrington; Richard O’Sullivan, Rory O’Sullivan, S Kiely; R Deane, M O’Leary; C Vaughan, A O’Brien, C O’Driscoll; E Buckley, F Lynch, D Harrington.

Subs: K O’Driscoll for R Deane (37); M Vaughan for D Harrington (49); C Vaughan for M Sugrue (58); P Daly for Richard O’Sullivan (58); J Cronin for AJ O’Connor.

Referee: M Meade (Limerick)

Team News

The Cork Junior Football team to play Clare at 1.30pm on Sunday at Cusack Park, Ennis, will line out as follows:

1. David Hanrahan

2. A.J O’Connor 3. Eoin O’Mahony 4. Kevin Harrington

5. Richard O’ Sullivan 6. Rory O’Sullivan 7. Sean Kiely

8. Ruairi Deane 9. Michael O’ Laoire

10. Cathal Vaughan 11. Andrew O’ Brien 12. Colm O’ Driscoll

13. Eoghan Buckley 14. Fiachra Lynch 15. David Harrington

Subs

16. Seán Mellett Carrigaline

17. Peter Daly St. Mary’s

18. John Cronin Lisgoold

19. Kevin Barrett Kilmurry

20. Niall McCarthy Kinsale

21. Kevin O’Driscoll Tadhg MacCarthaigh

22. Seamus Hickey Rockchapel

23. Mark Sugrue Bandon

24. Michael Vaughan Millstreet

Captain: Ruairi Deane

There is one change from the team that defeated Limerick in the quarter-final, as Cork U21 goalkeeper, David Hanrahan, starts in place of Seán Mellett.