Munster Senior Hurling Final – Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15

Limerick defeated Cork by 0-24 to 0-15 in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 14th at Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Day of joy sends tremor through Treaty

Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

When Limerick captain Donal O’Grady lifted the Munster SHC Cup at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, such was the almighty deep-throated roar with which it was greeted that those of us still in the overhead gantry could feel a tremor run through the Mackey Stand. A roar of celebration, yes, but also a roar of relief, an end to 17 years of crushing frustration in Munster. Ciarán Carey was the last Limerick captain to lift the same trophy, back in 1996, the year of his famous point against Clare in the semi-final. This one has been a long time coming and despite the fact Cork played the entire second half with just 14 men, boy was it convincing! A tremor surely ran through hurling also because — whisper it — the winds of change are starting to blow. Kilkenny, Tipperary, Galway and Cork have been forced to take the low road as Limerick and Dublin, both of whom operating in Division 1B this year, are the new provincial champions. Who would have forecast that at the start of this electric hurling season?

It was another epic Munster final occasion with 42,730 fans crammed into one of the great hurling venues on another sweltering afternoon. Unfortunately it wasn’t an epic contest, nor yet epic hurling. An incident in the final seconds of the first half saw to the former. Cork free-taker and star inside-forward Patrick Horgan red-carded for a careless swing that made contact — albeit light — with the helmet of Paudie O’Brien. Unfortunately for Patrick the dropping ball made simultaneous contact with Paudie’s face leaving the Kilmallock-man prone on the deck. Referee James McGrath initially looked like he was going to do nothing about the incident but then went straight for red. Technically correct but oh-so-harsh. With the game tied at 0-10 each at the break and now facing into the wind, it left Cork with a mountain to climb in the second half.

Mind you that needn’t have been the case and wouldn’t have been the case had the Rebels capitalised on all the opportunities they created in a dominant opening period. It wasn’t just the strong breeze at their backs, though that was a factor, Cork were hurling with far more authority than a nervous-looking home side in that period but hit 10 wides and spurned two good goal-scoring chances. Team captain Pa Cronin led the way for the visitors, as he did all game with two excellent points; Horgan had four (three frees) and was looking very sharp in the left corner while Seamus Harnedy was having another strong outing with two valuable points from the edge of the square.

Limerick meanwhile were relying on free-taker Declan Hannon (five points, four frees) to do most of their scoring though flying corner-forwards Graeme Mulcahy and Seanie Tobin chipped in with a point apiece, powerhouse centre-forward James Ryan, a popular choice as man of the match, with another. Oh but the wides for Cork. All six forwards off target at one stage or another with missed opportunities they would come to rue. Even in the absence of Horgan, for 25 minutes of the second half Cork still managed to almost keep pace with Limerick. It was a time for heroic defence and up stepped Stephen McDonnell, Shane O’Neill and Conor O’Sullivan in the full-back line with wing-backs Tom Kenny and William Egan also doing well.

None was more prominent for Cork in this period though than captain Cronin. Through sheer force of will he dragged Cork back into the game, only two points behind in the 59th minute (0-17 to 0-15). On this day, however, Limerick were not going to be denied. Half-back trio Paudie O’Brien, Wayne McNamara and Gavin O’Mahony threw up the first wall of defence; Stephen Walsh, Richie McCarthy, outstanding again, and Tom Condon closed up shop behind with keeper Nickie Quaid organising everything. Midfielders Paul Browne and captain Donal O’Grady took command and the Limerick points began to flow. Seven in a row they notched to close out a glorious win, subs Shane Dowling (three), Kevin Downes (two) and their former teacher at Árdscoil Rís Niall Moran (one) to the fore. It leaves manager John Allen with a selection dilemma for the All-Ireland semi-final but what a delicious dilemma to have!

Scorers for Limerick: D Hannon (0-8, 5 frees, 1 s/l), J Ryan, S Dowling (0-3 each), G Mulcahy, S Tobin, K Downes (0-2 each), P O’Brien, P Browne, S Hickey, N Moran (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan (0-4, 2 frees), S Harnedy, P Cronin (0-3 each), J Coughlan (0-2 frees), L O’Farrell, D Kearney, C Naughton (0-1 each).

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

Subs for Limerick: S Dowling for Breen (46), C Allis for Mulcahy (52), C King for O’Brien (inj. 58), K Downes for Tobin (65), N Moran for Hickey (69).

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, C O’Sullivan; T Kenny, L McLoughlin, W Egan; C Joyce, D Kearney; C Lehane, C McCarthy, P Cronin (c); L O’Farrell, P Horgan, S Harnedy.

Subs for Cork: J Coughlan for McCarthy (35), C Naughton for Lehane (41), M Cussen for O’Farrell (59), S White for McLoughlin (59).

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)


Limerick end 17-year wait for Munster title

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Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final: Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15

Limerick claimed their 19th Munster title and their first since 1996 with a comprehensive defeat of Cork at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Sunday. Limerick’s win simply added to the sense that the 2013 championship has been a transformative one, as they joined Leinster champions Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-finals. “It’s been 17 years and today is the day that it finally comes home,” Limerick captain Donal O’Grady said after accepting the Munster Cup. “The hunger that was there today, I knew and we knew that we would not be beaten.”

After an even first half, the sides were locked at 0-10 apiece at the break, but crucially Cork had Pa Horgan sent off in added time and they played the second half a man down and against the breeze. Limerick started very well and were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead early on. They even missed a goal chance through David Breen, who flashed a shot wide of Anthony Nash’s goal. But Cork hit back to move 0-5 to 0-4 ahead and they dominated the second quarter, hitting nine wides and squandering two excellent goal chances in the process. Declan Hannon levelled matters with his fifth score of the afternoon in first half added time to punish Cork’s profligacy, before the Rebels were dealt a huge blow when Horgan was shown a straight red card.

The opening stages of the second half were even enough, but Cork were really struggling when Shane Dowling came off the bench to set up Hannon for a super point, before Dowling himself and then James Ryan added further scores to move the home side 0-17 to 0-12 ahead. Credit to Cork, though, they hit back, with Séamus Harnedy landing his third from play and then Cathal Naughton and Pa Cronin chipped in with scores to reduce the gap to two, 0-17 to 0-15, with 10 minutes remaining. However, Limerick were revitalised by the introduction of Dowling and Kevin Downes off the bench, and they hit seven points in a row in the final 10 minutes to seal a comfortable win. Séamus Hickey started that purple patch, Hannon landed a glorious sideline cut and Dowling and Downes knocked over two points each. Niall Moran, another sub, completed the scoring at the death.

Cork Scorers: D Kearney 0-1, P Horgan 0-4 (0-2f), S Harnedy 0-3, L O’Farrell 0-1, P Cronin 0-3, J Coughlan 0-2 (0-2f), C Naughton 0-1.

Limerick Scorers: P O’Brien 0-1, D Hannon 0-8 (0-5f, 0-1 SL), J Ryan 0-3, G Mulcahy 0-1, P Browne 0-1, S Tobin 0-2, G Mulcahy 0-2, S Hickey 0-1, K Downes 0-2, S Dowling 0-2, N Moran 0-1.

Cork: A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, C O’Sullivan; T Kenny, C Joyce, W Egan; L McLoughlin, D Kearney; S Harnedy, C McCarthy, P Cronin; L O’Farrell, P Horgan, C Lehane.
Subs: J Coughlan for C McCarthy (HT), C Naughton for C Lehane (43), M Cussen for L O’Farrell (55), S White for L McLoughlin (60).

Limerick: N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, T Condon; P O’Brien, W McNamara, G O’Mahony; P Browne, D O’Grady; D Breen, J Ryan, S Hickey; G Mulcahy, D Hannon, S Tobin.
Subs: S Dowling for D Breen (45), C Allis for G Mulcahy (52), C King for P O’Brien (57), K Downes for S Tobin (65), N Moran for S Hickey (69).

Attendance: 42,730

Team News

The Cork team to play Limerick in Sunday’s Munster Hurling Final at 4pm in Limerick will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Nash

2. Shane O’Neill 3. Stephen McDonnell 4. Conor O Sullivan

5. Tom Kenny 6. Christopher Joyce 7. William Egan

8. Lorcán Mc Loughlin 9. Daniel Kearney

10. Seamus Harnedy 11. Cian Mc Carthy 12. Pa Cronin

13. Luke O’Farrell 14. Patrick Horgan 15. Conor Lehane

16. Darren McCarthy Ballymartle

17. Kilian Murphy Erin’s Own

18. Pa O’Mahony Midleton

19. Colm Spillane Castlelyons

20. Mark Ellis Millstreet

21. Stephen White Ballygarvan

22. Rob O’Shea Carrigaline

23. Cathal Naughton Newtownshandrum

24. Jamie Coughlan Newtownshandrum

25. Stephen Moylan Douglas

26. Michael Cussen Sarsfields

There are two changes in personnel from the team that defeated Clare in the semi-final, and a number of positional switches. Stephen McDonnell moves to full back in place of the injured Brian Murphy, while Shane O’Neill plays corner back. Tom Kenny drops back to the half back line, with Lorcán McLoughlin returning from injury to take his place at mid-field. Cian McCarthy moves to centre forward with captain Pa Cronin fully recovered from illness and named at wing forward. Stephen Moylan drops to the bench, and the full forward line is unchanged.

The Limerick team has also been named: Nickie Quaid (Effin); Stephen Walsh (Glenroe), Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), Tom Condon (Knockaderry); Paudie O’Brien (Kilmallock), Wayne McNamara (Adare), Gavin O’Mahony (Kilmallock); Paul Browne (Bruff), Donal O’Grady (capt, Granagh-Ballingarry); David Breen (Na Piarsaigh), James Ryan (Garryspillane), Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher); Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock), Declan Hannon (Adare), Seanie Tobin (Murroe-Boher).

Subs: Aaron Murphy (Hospital/Herbertstown), Mark Carmody (Patrickswell), Cathal King (Na Piarsaigh), Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Conor Allis (Croom), Niall Moran (Ahane), Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh), Paudie Aherne (Kilteely/Dromkeen), Tommy Quaid (Effin), Thomas Ryan (South Liberties).

Ticket Details

Both Stands and City End terrace sold out. Clare End Terrace tickets will be available for sale via Munster GAA tickets vans outside the Gaelic Grounds from 12pm on Sunday.

Covered Stand – €35

Uncovered Stand – €30

Terrace €20 (Note – Cork’s terrace allocation is for the Clare End, Limerick’s is for the City End for the Munster Final)

Student / OAP Covered Stand – €25 – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid Student/OAP I.D.)

Student / OAP Unovered Stand – €20 – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid Student/OAP I.D.)

Student / OAP Terrace €15 – pay full price and get a refund of €5 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid Student/OAP I.D.)

Family Adult Stand €35 – Juveniles €5

Family Adult Stand €30 – Juveniles €5

Juvenile Groups – Price is €5 per Juvenile with a free Adult with every 10 children. Extra adults pay full price

Adult Group Uncovered Tickets – €25 with a minimum order of 15 tickets per Club

Adult Group Terrace Tickets – €15 with a minimum order of 15 tickets per Club

All Groups must be booked directly with Co Board and tickets will then be allocated for collection by Munster GAA.

This game is expected to be a sell-out.

Match Coverage

This game is being shown live by RTE TV

When – Sunday July 14th at 4:00pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – James McGrath (Westmeath)
Stand By Referee – Barry Kelly (Westmeath)
Linesman – Brian Gavin (Offaly)
Sideline Official – Pat Casey (Waterford)
Umpires – David Clune, Tom McNicholas, David Hennessy and Johnny Fitzpatrick (all Westmeath)

Next Round – the winners qualify for the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday August 18th while the losers will play in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final on Sunday July 28th.

For the Record

Limerick Cork
2013 Team Manager John Allen Jimmy Barry-Murphy
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary by 2-20 to 1-19 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Defeated Laois, Antrim and Clare in the All-Ireland Qualifiers before losing to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final. 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 18 51
Last Munster Senior Hurling Title 1996 2006
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 22
Won – 4
Lost –  13
Drawn – 5
Played – 25
Won – 15
Lost –  9
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship June 20th 2010 – Cork 2-19 Limerick 0-12
Munster Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh 

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Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship 2013


Sunday June 2nd

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

Sunday June 9th

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

Sunday June 23rd

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Cork 0-23 Clare 0-15


Sunday July 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Cork @ 4:00pm

Cork v Limerick

Past Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final Meetings

Year Cork Limerick Venue Notes
1893 Cork 5-3 Limerick 0-0
1897 Cork 1-6 Limerick 4-9 Tipperary
1902 Cork 2-9 Limerick 1-5 Tipperary
1905 Cork 7-12 Limerick 1-4 Tipperary
1910 Cork 4-2 Limerick 5-1 Tralee
1919 Cork 3-5 Limerick 1-6 Market’s Field
1920 Cork 3-4 Limerick 0-5 Cork Athletic Grounds
1921 Cork 1-2 Limerick 5-2 Thurles Sportsfield
1939 Cork 4-3 Limerick 3-4 Thurles Sportsfield
1940 Cork 3-6 Limerick 4-3 Thurles Sportsfield Draw
1940 Cork 2-4 Limerick 3-3 Thurles Sportsfield Replay
1944 Cork 6-7 Limerick 4-13 Thurles Sportsfield Draw
1944 Cork 4-6 Limerick 3-6 Thurles Sportsfield Replay
1946 Cork 3-8 Limerick 1-3 Thurles Sportsfield
1947 Cork 2-6 Limerick 2-3 Thurles Sportsfield
1956 Cork 5-5 Limerick 3-5 Thurles Sportsfield
1975 Cork 3-14 Limerick 0-12 Gaelic Grounds Limerick
1976 Cork 3-15 Limerick 4-5 Pairc Ui Chaoimh
1979 Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-9 Semple Stadium
1980 Cork 2-10 Limerick 2-14 Semple Stadium
1992 Cork 1-22 Limerick 3-11 Semple Stadium

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Finals
Cork vs. Limerick – Past Meetings Breakdown

Overall Record Matches at Cork venue Matches at Limerick venue Matches at a Neutral venue
Played 21 2 2 17
Cork 14 2 2 10
Limerick 5 0 0 5
Drawn 2 0 0 2

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)

Cork 0-23 Clare 0-15 – June 23rd @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final)

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)

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)

Referee – Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Hurling Championship

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

Pat Horgan (Cork) – 0-8 (0-5 frees)
Colin Ryan (Clare) – 0-8 (0-7 frees, 0-2 65s)

Maurice Shanahan (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-6 frees)
John O’Dwyer (Tipperary) – 1-3
Jake Dillon (Waterford) – 1-2
Pauric Collins (Clare) – 0-5
Darach Honan (Clare) – 0-5

Tony Kelly (Clare) – 0-5
Conor McGrath (Clare) – 1-2

Sean Tobin (Limerick) – 1-1
Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) – 0-4 (0-4 frees)
Colm Galvin (Clare) – 0-4

Shane O’Donnell (Clare) – 1-1

Donal O’Grady (Limerick) – 0-3
Seamus Harnedy (Cork) – 0-3

John Conlon (Clare) – 0-3

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

Luke O’Farrell (Cork) – 0-2
Conor Lehane (Cork) – 0-2
Anthony Nash (Cork) – 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Jamie Coughlan (Cork) – 0-2
Seamus Prendergast (Waterford) – 0-2

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

David Breen (Limerick), James Ryan (Limerick), Niall Moran (Limerick), William Egan (Cork), Pat Cronin (Cork), Daniel Kearney (Cork), 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

The 2013 Munster Senior Hurling Final will be the third occasion that Cork and Limerick have met in a Munster Final hosted at a Limerick venue. Cork have won the previous finals in Limerick soil in 1919 and 1975.

Limerick have won just one of their last ten Munster Finals versus Cork dating back to 1944. That sole victory came in the 1980 Final with Limerick winning by 2-14 to 2-10 in Semple Stadium Thurles. Limerick subsequently lost the All-Ireland Final to Galway.

Limerick’s last victory over Cork in a Munster Championship game was on May 27th 2001 in a Quarter-Final played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Limerick 1-16 Cork 1-15.

Limerick have won 18 Munster titles with 5 of those victories against Cork. Limerick’s other Munster Senior Hurling titles have come at the expense of Tipperary (6), Clare (5), Waterford (2).

The last time neither Tipperary nor Waterford appeared in the Munster senior hurling final was 1999, when Cork beat Clare by 1-15 to 0-14.

Cork will concede home advantage to their opponents in both Munster Senior Finals. The last occasion this happened was in 2006 when Cork defeated Tipperary in the Hurling Final by 2-14 to 1-14 in Thurles while their Footballers drew with Kerry (0-10 to 0-10) in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney before winning the replay at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Last Championship meeting – 2010 Munster Semi-Final – Cork 2-19 Limerick 0-12 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Cork: D Og Cusack; S O’Neill, E Cadogan, B Murphy; J Gardiner (0-01), R Curran, S Og O hAilpín; L McLoughlin (0-01), C Naughton (0-01); B O’Connor (0-03, 0-01f), J O’Connor (0-03), N McCarthy (0-05); K Murphy (0-02), A O hAilpin, P Horgan (1-02, 1-00 pen).

Subs used: S Murphy for B Murphy (33 mins), M Cussen for A O hAilpin, P O’Sullivan (1-01) for Horgan (both 49), G Callanan for Naughton (54), R Ryan for S Og O hAilpin (62).

Limerick: T Flynn; S O’Neill, D Breen, K O’Rourke; S O’Riordan, B O’Sullivan, P Browne; T O’Brien (0-06, 0-03f, 0-01 ’65′), A Brennan (0-01, 0-01f); P McNamara (0-01, 0-01f), J O’Brien, S Herlihy; G Mulcahy (0-03), A Owens (0-01), R McKeogh.

Subs used: L O’Dwyer for O’Riordan (24 mins), C Mullane for McNamara, P Russell for McKeogh (both half-time), N Quaid for Brennan (44), A O’Connor for Owens (59).

Referee: James Owens (Wexford)


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 three games this year to date, the average scores per game is 37.

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 –

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.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final – Waterford 2-19 Limerick 2-19

Waterford and Limerick finished level in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 14th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on a scoreline of 2-19 to 2-19. The replay is fixed for Tuesday July 23rd at 7:30pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Morrissey’s last-gasp goal ensures Limerick live to fight another day for minor crown

Report by Cian Tracey for the Irish Independent newspaper

Limerick 2-19 Waterford 2-19

Limerick and Waterford minors will meet again after the two sides played out an enthralling contest at the Gaelic Grounds. The teams had only previously met once at this stage of the competition way back in 1958 but it was well worth the wait. A last-minute goal from substitute Tom Morrissey ensured that, in front of a large home support, Limerick would get a second shot at Munster minor glory.

Waterford, who were the stronger side throughout, led by three points at half-time. A couple of long-range scores from both Austin Gleeson and Colm Roche gave the Deise the upper hand, but Limerick remained in touch thanks to Ronan Lynch’s accuracy from the dead ball. Waterford got off to a flying second-half start when almost straight from the throw-in, they had the ball in the back of the net through Stephen Bennett.

But Lynch continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over as he knocked over three frees without reply. As the game entered the final 10 minutes, Waterford looked to have put the game beyond Limerick when Micheal Harney capitalised on an error from goalkeeper Colin Ryan to score his side’s second goal.

But Limerick never gave up and were handed a lifeline when Lynch rifled a 21-yard free into the back of the net with five minutes remaining. Bennett and Pat Ryan exchanged points before a long ball found Morrissey and he beat his man before sending an unstoppable shot passed Gavin Power to set up a replay.

Scorers – Limerick: R Lynch 1-9 (1-9fs), T Morrissey 1-1, C Lynch 0-4, B Nash 0-3, P Ryan 0-2. Waterford: S Bennett 1-2, M Harney 1-1, P Curran 0-5 (1f), A Gleeson (2fs), C Roche 0-3 each, C Gleeson 0-2, A Farrell, DJ Foran, M Kearney 0-1 each.

Limerick – C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, R Lynch; B Nash, D O’Donovan, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan. Subs: G Whelan for O’Donovan (37), S Power for Flanagan (43), T Morrissey for Coleman (49) M Casey for Porter (51).

Waterford – G Power; W Hahessy, K Daly, C Leamy; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Kearney, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, DJ Foran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson. Subs: C Curran for Farrell (51), M O’Brien for Gleeson (54) P O’Connor for Harney (56).

Ref – F Horgan (Tipperary)


When – Sunday July 14th @ 1:45pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Standby Referee – John O’Brien (Tipperary)
Linesman – Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)
Sideline Official – John McCormack (Tipperary)
Umpires – Dave Heelan, Eamon Fogarty, Michael Butler and John Hayes (all Tipperary)

Next Round
– the winners will qualify for the All-Ireland Semi-Final while the losers will play in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final.

PRO Contact Details

Waterford PRO Emer Barry – and 087-9506613

Limerick PRO Eamonn Phelan – and 087-2807546

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

Team News

The Limerick Minor Hurling team is as follows –

1, Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 2, Jamie Porter (Monaleen), 3, Richard English (Doon) (Capt), 4, Sean Finn (Bruff), 5, Stephen Ryan (Doon), 6, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 7, Sean Flanagan (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 8, Jamie Bulter (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 9, Darragh Donovan (Doon)(Vice Capt), 10, Barry Nash (South Liberties), 11, David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 12, Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13, Dean Coleman (Doon), 14, Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh) and 15, Pat Ryan (Doon).

Panel members 16, Eoin McNamara (Doon), 17, Graham Whelan (Bruff), 18, Tom Morrissey (Ahane), 19, Stephen Power (Ahane), 20, Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 21, Edward Doyle (Monaleen), 22, Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 23, Darragh Kennedy (Murroe/Boher) and 24 Stephen Cahill (Tounafulla).

The Waterford Minor Hurling team is as follows –

1. Gavin Power Dungarvan

2. William Hahessy 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. DJ Foran Portlaw

13. Patrick Curran Dungarvan

14. Stephen Bennett Ballysaggart

15. Michael Kearney Ballyduff Upper


For the Record

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

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

Brian Ryan
(South Liberties – Manager) 

Eamonn Cregan
(Claughaun – Selector),

Paul Finn (Bruff – Selector)

2013 Team Captain Kevin Daly
Richard English
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 1-20 to 3-13 after extra time in the first round before losing to Tipperary in the semi-final. Defeated 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 4 5
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2009 1984
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 12
Lost – 18
Drawn – 3
Played – 27
Won – 9
Lost – 16
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship June 25th 2011 at Walsh Park Waterford
Waterford 4-17 Limerick 3-15 – Munster S-Final (after extra time)
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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


Wednesday June 26th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20 (after extra time)


Sunday July 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Limerick v Waterford                                                  @ 1:45pm

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.

The only previous Munster Minor Hurling Final meeting between Limerick & Waterford was 1958 when Limerick were 8–9 to 2–5 winners in Thurles. The Limerick team went on to win the All-Ireland title. The Limerick team lined out as follows in the 1958 Munster Minor Hurling Final – Tommy Hanley, John McDonagh, John Joe Bresnihan, Con O’Connell, Jimmy Guinane, Joe Leonard, Micky Hanrahan, Pat Hartnett, Brendan Kelleher, Paddy Cobbe (Captain), Liam Canty, Pat Murphy, Pat Doyle, John Hayes, Tom Meaney. Sub: Con Connolly

Of the 217 points scored on aggregate in the five Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches to date, 118 points (54%) have come courtesy of 6 players – Patrick Curran (Waterford), Stephen Bennett (Waterford), Ronan Lynch (Limerick), Bobby Duggan (Clare), Josh Keane (Tipperary) and Pa O’Callaghan (Cork).

Last Meeting – Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final

June 25th 2011 at Walsh Park Waterford – Waterford 4-17 Limerick 3-15

Scorers for Waterford: S Bennett (3-2), J Dillon (0-8, 0-5 frees, 0-1 ‘65’), D Flynn (1-0), G O’Brien (0-3, 0-1 free), R Barry, S McNulty, C Heffernan, D Breathnach (0-1) each.

Scorers for Limerick: K O’Brien (2-3), M Carmody (1-4, 0-1 free), S Dowling (0-6, frees); J Ahern (0-2).

Waterford: P Cooke; J Barron, D Ahern, C Walsh; S O’Neill, D Foley, S Roche; S McNulty, R Barry; D Flynn, J Dillon, G O‘Brien; A O’Sullivan, S Bennett, C Chester.

Subs: C Heffernan for Chester (42), M Harney for Flynn (49), I Kenny for Roche (53), J Power for Ahern (inj, 59), C Dunford for O’Neill (70), D Breathnach for O’Sullivan (71).

Limerick: PJ Hall; S Irwin, B O’Connell, B Murphy; L Ryan, C Keogh, B Lynch; D Morrissey, D Dee; D Reidy, S Dowling, M Fitzgibbon; K O’Brien, M Carmody, J Ahern.

Subs: P Carroll for Keogh (26), S O’Riordan for Fitzgibbon (57), C O’Riordan or Murphy (66), Fitzgibbon for S O’Riordan (70), E O’Farrell for Dowling (inj. 71).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (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 –

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)

Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17 – June 26th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

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)

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20 (after extra time) – June 26th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Semi-Final)

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: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Patrick Curran (Waterford) – 0-29 (0-15 frees, 0-4 65s)
Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 3-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-9 frees, 0-2 65s)
Josh Keane (Tipperary) – 2-16 (0-11 frees, 1-0 penalty)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 2-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-7 frees)
Ronan Lynch (Limerick) – 1-7 (1-0 penalty, 0-6 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 3-1 (1-0 penalty)
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 1-5
Michael Kearney (Waterford) – 1-3
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary) – 0-6
C Roche (Waterford) – 1-3
Cormac Curran (Waterford) – 1-2
Conor Gleeson (Waterford) – 1-2
David Dempsey (Limerick) – 0-4
Adam Farrell (Waterford) – 0-4
DJ Foran (Waterford) – 1-1
M Cahalane (Cork) – 1-1
Mark O’Connor (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Willie Connors (Tipperary) – 0-4
Conor Lanigan (Tipperary) – 0-4
Trevor Horgan (Cork) – 0-3
David Begley (Clare) – 0-3
Cian Lynch (Limerick) – 0-2
Peter Kelleher (Cork) – 0-2
Kevin O’Neill (Cork) – 0-2
Ian Galvin (Clare) – 0-2
Mark O’Brien (Waterford) – 0-2
Christy Breathnach (Waterford) – 0-2

Barry Nash (Limerick), Dean Coleman (Limerick), Patrick Ryan (Limerick), Thomas Morrissey (Limerick), Shane Hennessy (Tipperary), Tom Fox (Tipperary), Mark McCarthy (Tipperary), Sam Conlon (Tipperary), Donnacha Quinn (Tipperary), E Tuohy (Clare) (0-1 free), C Downey (Clare), A Morey (Clare), Tom Devine (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), P O’Connor (Waterford), R Cahalane (Cork), C McCormack (Cork) – 0-1 each