2013 Munster Under 17 Football competition

This is a developmental competition run on an annual basis with Tipperary, Clare, Limerick and Waterford taking part in a round-robin competition with a Cup Final and Plate Final on the Bank Holiday Monday October 28th.

Tipperary and Clare qualified for the Daryl Darcy Cup Final after each securing 2 wins and a draw. In the Plate Final, Limerick will play Waterford.

The full details of this competition including all the fixtures over the course of the month of October are included in the Event Calendar.

Results

Daryl Darcy Cup Final

Clare 1-15 Tipperary 0-7 – Round-up

Plate Final

Limerick 4-8 Waterford 0-10 – Round-up

Group Rounds

Tipperary 1-13 Limerick 1-6 – Round-up

Clare 1-8 Waterford 0-9 – Round-up

Tipperary 3-15 Waterford 0-3 – Round-up

Clare 1-13 Limerick 1-3 – Round-up

Tipperary 0-6 Clare 0-6 – Round-up

Limerick defeated Waterford – Round-up

Daryl Darcy Cup (Munster Under 17 Football) Final – Clare 1-15 Tipperary 0-7

Clare captured the Daryl Darcy Cup (Munster Under 17 Football) on Monday thanks to a 1-15 to 0-7 victory over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. With the assistance of the strong wind in the first half, Clare took control early on and raced in to a five point lead before their full-forward and captain Michael Duffy dispatched a penalty to the net. By the interval, Clare were in a commanding 1-9 to 0-2 lead. Any hopes of a Tipperary comeback failed to materialise as the Banner County defended resolutely during the second half and by the final whistle, Clare were 11 points in front. Afterwards, Munster Council Chairman Robert Frost presented the Daryl Darcy Cup to the Clare captain Michael Duffy.

Clare: Eoin O’Kelly (Cratloe); Liam Tierney (St Breckans), Pierce Lillis (Cooraclare), Conor Downes (Naomh Eoin); Darren Nagle (Liscannor, 0-2), James Woods (Eire Og Ennis), Cian O’Dea (Kilfenora); Eoin Hanrahan (St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield), Dara Walsh (Eire Og Ennis, 0-1); Niall McCarthy (Lissycasey), Keelan Sexton (Kilmurray Ibrickane, 0-4, 0-1 free), Conall O’Hainifein (Eire Og Ennis, 0-3); Sean Malone (Miltown), Micheal Duffy (Kilfenora, Captain, 1-3, 1-1 frees), Eimhin Courtney (Eire Og Ennis, 0-2)

Subs – Nigel Murray (O’Curry’s) for Micheal Duffy, Eoin Callinan (Kilmihil) for Niall McCarthy, Maccon Byrne (St Breckans) for Sean Malone, Conor Magner (Naomh Eoin), Alan Sweeney (St Breckans), Cathal Downes (O’Curry’s), James Murphy (Naomh Eoin), Gary Meaney (Coolmeen)

Tipperary: Jack Brady (Ballina); Ross Dennehy (Clonmel Commercials), Liam Ryan (Clonmel Commercials), Faolain Linnane (Thurles Sarsfields); Stephen Kelly (Clonmel Commercials), Willie Connors (Kildangan), Danny Owens (Moyle Rovers); Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers); Ross Peters (Clonmel Commercials), Padraig White (Clonmel Commercials), Emmett Moloney (Drom & Inch); Liam Duffy (Newport), Shane Lonergan (Moyle Rovers), Darren McGrath (Galtee Rovers)

Subs: Michael O’Connor (Cahir) for Jack Kennedy, Jamie Bergin (Drom & Inch) for Stephen Kelly, Brian Norris (Moyle Rovers) for Ross Peters, Billy McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields) for Emmett Moloney, Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan) for Willie Connors

Referee – Seamus Mulvihill (Kerry)

Munster Under 17 Football Competition Plate Final – Limerick 4-8 Waterford 0-10

In the Plate Final on Monday, Limerick defeated Waterford by 4-8 to 0-10 at St. Molleran’s GAA Grounds. With wind assistance, Limerick raced in to 1-3 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes. Waterford added three more points before the interval but a second Limerick goal ensured they led by 2-4 to 0-4 at half-time. Limerick scored two more goals early in the second half to ensure the result was never in doubt but Waterford to their credit scored a number of good points in the final stages to reduce the deficit. After the game Munster Council Vice-Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan presented the Plate to Limerick’s Killian Ryan.

Limerick – Andy Brouder (Newcastlewest); Sean Murphy (Newcastlewest), Brendan Stack (Gerald Griffins), Mark Reidy (Croom); Sean Ivess (Newcastlewest), Cormac Flanagan (Crecora), Killian Ryan (Mungret, Captain); Mickey Morrissey (St Mary’s/Sean Finns), Darragh Noonan (Gerald Griffins, 0-2); Fiachra O’Grady (Oola, 1-0), Stephen Brosnan (Monagea), Conor Burke (Crecora, 1-1); Kieran Daly (Na Piarsaigh, 2-3), Ciaran Brouder (Monagea), Shane McNamara (Galtee Gaels, 0-1)

Subs used: Raymond Noonan (St Kierans), Chris Dunford (Mungret), Colm Nicol (Ballybricken/Bohermore), David Hanley (Ballysteen), Ross Kennedy (Murroe/Boher, 0-1), Declan Guerin (Ballysteen)

Waterford – Paul Curran; John Havens, Jack Curry, James Cuad; Donnchadha Kirwin, Michael Cronin, Darren McGuckian; Michael Kiely, Mark Roynayne; David Looby, 0-5, Gearóid Hearne, Conor Murray, 0-3; Paul Tobin, Pay Whyte, Michael Sweeney, 0-2

Subs – Neil Phelan, Mark Mulvihill, Diarmuid Gallagher

Referee – Sean Lonergan (Tipperary)

2014 Munster Senior Championship Draws

The 2014 Munster Senior Hurling and Senior Football Championship Draws took place on Thursday October 3rd.

The draws for the 2014 Munster competitions in Minor Hurling, Minor Football, Under 21 Hurling, Under 21 Football, McGrath Cup Football and Waterford Crystal Cup Hurling will take place on Thursday November 7th.

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AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-17 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 2-18

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) defeated Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) by 3-17 to 2-18 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship on Sunday October 27th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Dempsey’s double sees Na Piarsaigh shock Tipp kingpins

Report by Jackie Cahill for thescore.ie

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-17 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 2-18

DAVID DEMPSEY’S TWO second half goals helped Limerick champions Na Piarsaigh past Tipperary kingpins Loughmore-Castleiney in a feisty AIB Munster senior club hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium this afternoon. Loughmore had two players sent off and Na Piarsaigh finished the game with 14 men following a hard-hitting encounter in Thurles. Na Piarsaigh had to come from 10 points down in the second half to claim victory — and set up a semi-final meeting with Waterford representatives Passage, at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on 10 November. Loughmore trailed by 0-5 to 0-8 in the 21st minute when William O’Donoghue became the fifth Na Piarsaigh forward to register a score from play but that was the cue for the Tipperary kingpins to run riot before half-time. Loughmore led 1-11 to 0-8 at the break, with Liam McGrath netting in the 27th minute, as they defied the odds following Bourke’s sending-off.

A quickfire 1-1 from Cian Hennessy after half-time had Loughmore in 2-12 to 0-8 in front – and in sight of a remarkable victory. Loughmore then lost Willie Eviston to a straight red card – after fellow defender Derek Bourke was dismissed as early as the fourth minute. Eviston was sent off after Kevin Downes had goaled for Na Piarsaigh to spark their fightback. And when Dempsey netted the first of his two goals, in the 39th minute, it was very much game on, in front of 1,642 spectators.

Na Piarsaigh also had a massive wind at their backs in the second half and yet Loughmore refused to bend. They received a boost with five minutes remaining when full-back Kieran Breen was sent off for an off the ball incident involving Liam McGrath. It appeared that Loughmore might hold out but Dempsey broke their hearts in the final minute, after Loughmore goalkeeper Shane Nolan had brilliantly kept out Kevin Ryan’s shot. The brilliant Noel McGrath, scorer of nine points for Loughmore, reduced the deficit to just a point in stoppage time, 2-18 to 3-16, before Shane Dowling’s fifth point, and his fourth from a free, sealed the deal for Na Piarsaigh.

Scorers for Loughmore-Castleiney: Noel McGrath 0-9 (4f, 1 sl), Liam McGrath 1-3 (0-3f), Cian Hennessy 1-1, Ciaran McGrath 0-2, Tom King, John McGrath & Evan Sweeney 0-1 each.

Scorers for Na Piarsaigh: David Dempsey 2-1, Kevin Downes 1-2, Shane Dowling 0-5 (4f), Kevin Ryan & Pat Gleeson 0-2 each, David Breen, James O’Brien, William O’Donoghue, Kieran Kennedy & Adrian Breen 0-1 each.

LOUGHMORE-CASTLEINEY: Shane Nolan; Tommy Long, Derek Bourke, Lorcan Egan; Willie Eviston, John Meagher, Tom King; Ciaran McGrath, Tomás McGrath; John McGrath, David Kennedy, Liam McGrath; Evan Sweeney, Noel McGrath, Cian Hennessy.

Subs: Johnny Campion for Long (60), Micheál Webster for Hennessy (60).

NA PIARSAIGH: Padraig Kennedy; Kieran Breen, Niall Buckley, Michael Casey; Cathal King, David Breen, James O’Brien; Shane Dowling, Alan Dempsey; William O’Donoghue, Kevin Downes, David Dempsey; Kieran Kennedy, Kevin Ryan, Adrian Breen.

Subs: Pat Gleeson for Kennedy (h.t.), Damien Quigley for Adrian Breen (57), Brian Hartnett for Casey (60+3).

Referee: Cathal McAllister (Cork)

When – Sunday October 27th at 2:00pm

Where – Semple Stadium Thurles

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 2nd or Sunday November 3rd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Next Round – the winners play Passage (Waterford) in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 10th at Semple Stadium Thurles or the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Admission Prices
Adults – €15
Student/OAP – €10
All Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)
2013 Team Manager Declan Laffan Sean Stack
2013 Team Captain Ciaran McGrath James O’Brien
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 1 1
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
2007
(Loughmore-Castleiney, Tipperary 1-6 Tulla, Clare 0-7)
2011
(Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 1-13 Crusheen, Clare 0-9 (Replay)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
12 6
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2012
(Thurles Sarsfields, Tipperary 1-21 De La Salle, Waterford 1-16)
2011
(Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 1-13 Crusheen, Clare 0-9 (Replay))
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 26
Won – 15
Lost –  9
Drawn – 2
Played – 22
Won – 8
Lost –  12
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives October 28th 2012 at Kilmallock (Munster Club Quarter-Final) –Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-12 Kilmallock (Limerick) 0-15 – Goals by Pa Bourke and Lar Corbett helped the Tipperary champions to a three point victory.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 27th (Replay date – Saturday November 2nd)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 10th (Replay date – Saturday November 16th)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles or Passage (Waterford) v Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary)

Gaelic Grounds Limerick or Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 2:00pm

Sunday November 17th

@ Cork venue Clare champions v Cork champions 2:00pm

Final

Sunday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday November 30th)


2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

From 2010 through 2012, the travelling team has won 8 of the 9 matches played in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals. The victory of Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) over Sarsfields (Cork) at Semple Stadium in the 2012 Semi-Final is the only exception in the past 3 seasons.

2013 marks the third appearance by Loughmore-Castleiney in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. Their record to date is 3 wins with just 1 defeat (at the hands of Patrickswell (Limerick) by 1-12 to 0-9 in the 1988 Munster Semi-Final).

Na Piarsaigh’s first appearance in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship saw them finish as winners following a replay victory over Crusheen (Clare). Their records to date is 2 wins and 1 draw.

Tipperary hold the record for the number of clubs that have won the Munster title, with nine different clubs all claiming provincial victories on behalf of the county (Carrick Davins, Roscrea, Moycarkey-Borris, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Borris-Ileigh, Cashel King Cormacs, Toomevara, Loughmore-Castleiney and Thurles Sarsfields).

Of the 5 participating counties in this year’s Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship, Waterford have the best record since 2000 with 18 victories and 1 draw out of 28 matches played. Tipperary has the next best record with 15 wins and 2 draws out of 26 games.
The Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship is very competitive with only one score separating the champions and runner-up in each final from 2004 through 2011 (drawn match). Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) won the 2012 final versus De La Salle (Waterford) by five points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (17) – 1964, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1987, 2003, 2005, 2009

Tipperary (12) – 1966, 1969, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012

Clare (9) – 1967, 1968, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Limerick (6) – 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2011

Waterford (5) – 1981, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010

Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/shclub_teams/


All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork clubs have won 9 titles followed by Tipperary with 3 and Clare with 2. Galway lead the roll of honour with 12 club titles followed by Kilkenny clubs with 10.

Munster Club Senior HURLING Cup

Club Championship Senior Hurling Cup – O’Neill Cup

Presented by Sarsfields Club, Cork, in 1972 to commemorate Billy O’Neill who founded their club in 1903.

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Final – Youghal (Cork) 4-13 Ardmore (Waterford) 1-12

Youghal (Cork) defeated Ardmore (Waterford) by 4-13 to 1-12 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship on Sunday October 27th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Youghal make most of Ardmore red card

By Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Youghal (Cork) 4-13 Ardmore (Waterford) 1-12

The bragging rights and a place in the Munster Club IHC semi-final were at stake in this clash at windswept Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday. Ardmore and Youghal are less than 10 miles apart and the players even enjoyed a celebratory drink together after their respective county final victories, but yesterday it was back to business and a win to savour then for Youghal against 14-man Ardmore. “Yeah, definitely,” said Youghal captain Bill Copper. “We would have gone to school with a lot of their lads. We know each other fairly well. We opened up in the last quarter, as you would expect when they were a man down. We were looking at teams like Ballymartle and Blarney coming out of the Premier intermediate hurling division in Cork and going all the way. Hopefully we can go on now and win Munster.”

The game’s defining moment came eight minutes in when Ardmore captain and centre-back Declan Prendergast received a straight red for an altercation with Alan Frahill O’Connor. A number of players got involved in the skirmish at a juncture when Ardmore trailed 1-0 to 1-2 (O’Connor having bagged the 1-2). Ardmore selector Tom Flynn accepted the offence deserved a red but argued there were two players involved: “There were two fellas” he said. “We are disappointed over that. We can’t complain about the sending off, it was fair enough. But there was a head-butt thrown first. It was a bit early in the game for it to happen and it had a huge bearing.” Overall, though, he said they would look forward to senior status next year. “Our lads are either under 22 or over 30. There is a small gap there. Today was our first game as a senior club and we are disappointed to lose. But, we don’t think we are too much off of the likes of Passage (senior county champions), we wouldn’t fear them. Hopefully we can use this as experience”.

Christy Cooney made a late call not to start regular midfielder Nigel Roche after he picked up a shoulder injury in the Cork league final the previous Sunday. Nonetheless, they settled immediately with Frahill O’Connor’s 1-2 before John Gartland pulled a goal back for Ardmore. The sending off of Prendergast then appeared to spark the Waterford champions into action, especially his brother Seamus who made a huge impact throughout. He finished the match with nine points, having a big physical presence over his markers.

Barry Ring acted as the extra defender for Youghal but it was Ardmore – playing with the strong wind – that took control hitting five points to Youghal’s one with Prendergast in particular giving them a vital edge. Youghal weren’t firing on all cylinders and their shooting was off too. They brought Andrew Curtin into the fray. They were making little leeway, and dogged defending from Richie Hennessy denied O’Connor a second goal before the changeover. This left Ardmore to the front, 1-8 to 1-5 at the break. Youghal were turning with wind advantage and it was a question of would Ardmore’s 14 hold out against Youghal’s 15? Two points within a couple of minutes from John Gartland and Prendergast suggested they might. But, Youghal got the break they badly needed when a Leigh Desmond free was tipped to the net by Ciaran O’Mahony and when Brendan Ring followed with a white flag, the deficit was reduced to one point. Prendergast added two frees for Ardmore and by the 42nd minute they led 1-12 to 2-7, but they were flat out.

They failed to score again as the numerical disadvantage told. Youghal came into their own for the remaining quarter. Curtin’s goal followed points from Cooper and Desmond. They added four more white flags in the 50th, 52nd, 54th and 56th minute before wing-back Ollie Dempsey — equally at home in the attack — combined with James O’Mahony to fire past Clinton Hennessy.

Scorers for Youghal: A Frahill O’Connor (1-3), A Curtin (1-1), L Desmond (0-4, three frees), C O’Mahony and O Dempsey (1-0 each), B Ring (0-3), B Cooper (0-2).

Scorers for Ardmore: S Prendergast (0-9, five frees), J Gartland (1-1), M Cronin and S Keating (0-1 each).

YOUGHAL: R Cunningham; B Sullivan, J Grace, K Walsh; O Dempsey, C Spillane, Barry Ring; D Ring, J O’Mahony; C O’Mahony, A Frahill O’Connor, B Cooper (Capt); B Moloney, Brendan Ring, L Desmond.

Subs: A Curtin for D Ring (bs 17-22), A Curtin for B Moloney (23), B Coleman for C O’Mahony (46), D Scanlon for O Dempsey (60).

ARDMORE: C Hennessy; N Hennessy, C O’Shea, D Power; K Murphy, D Prendergast (Capt), R Hennessy; M Cronin, W Hennessy; S Keating, D Gartland, C Hennessy; T Conway, S Prendergast, J Gartland.

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

 

When – Sunday October 27th at 2:00pm

Where – Pairc Ui Rinn

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 2nd at a Waterford venue

Next Round – the winners play the Clare representatives in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 3rd at 2:00pm in a Clare or Waterford venue.

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
All Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Youghal (Cork) Ardmore (Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
4 0
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2010 N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 19
Won – 12
Lost –  6
Drawn – 1
Played – 10
Won – 2
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 8th 2009 at Fraher Field Dungavan
(Munster Club Semi-Final) –
Douglas (Cork) 2-22 Dungarvan (Waterford) 1-9

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday October 27th (Replay date – Saturday November 2nd)

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Youghal (Cork) v Ardmore (Waterford) 2:00pm

@ Bruff     Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) v Ballina (Tipperary) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 3rd (Replay date – Saturday November 9th)

@ Clare or Waterford venue Clare representatives v Youghal (Cork) or Ardmore (Waterford) 2:00pm

@ Kerry or Tipperary venue Kerry champions v Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) or Ballina (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)


2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 9 Munster titles on offer, the last one in 2010 when Ballymartle were successful. Clare and Tipperary are the only other counties with a winning record in this competition.

Cork clubs have only lost their opening match in this competition on 3 occasions, in 2004, 2007 and 2011.

Waterford clubs have lost their last six games in this competition. Their last victory dates back to 2005 when Ballyduff Upper defeated Granagh Ballingarry (Limerick) in the Munster Semi-Final by 1-20 to 2-9. No Waterford club has ever won an away match in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship.

In the 3 seasons, 2006 to 2008 in this competition, the only 2 Counties who recorded victories were Cork and Clare. Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary proceeded to lose 8 matches between them in this period.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (2) – 2004, 2012

Limerick (2) – 2009, 2011

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate 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/ihclub_teams/


All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Final – Ballina (Tipperary) 1-12 Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) 0-14

Ballina (Tipperary) defeated Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) by 1-12 to 0-14 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship on Sunday October 27th at Bruff.

Dromin-Athlacca suffer heartbreak in Munster intermediate club tie

Report from the Limerick Leader newspaper

Ballina (Tipperary) 1-12 Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) 0-14

DROMIN-ATHLACCA’S dream of adding a Munster intermediate club hurling title to their county final success ended in a heartbreaking 1-12 to 0-14 defeat to Tipperary champions Ballina in an entertaining quarter-final tie played at Bruff this Sunday. Limerick kingpins Dromin-Athlacca, who trailed by six points at the end of the first quarter, looked to have done enough to force the game to extra-time as the sides remained deadlocked deep in stoppage time. However, a terrific pointed free from Ballina’s top scorer Michael Breen, from close to the half way line in the 62nd minute, ensured the visitors recorded a dramatic late victory.

It was tough luck on a brave Dromin-Athlacca side which recovered from a slow start to edge in front in the 58th minute, thanks a superb individual point from James Kelleher. However, two late points for Ballina ultimately swung the outcome in their favour. Dromin-Athlacca were left to rue racking up 11 wides during the hour, an number of them struck from favourable positions.

Ballina deservedly led 1-5 to 0-6 at half-time and would have been further in front had the Tipp side managed to convert a greater number of their scoring chances. Ballina led 1-4 to 0-1 after 18 minutes of a game played on a very good top surface, despite the recent heavy rainfall. A run of four unanswered points for the South Limerick side, scored by David Reidy (2), Jason Lenihan and James Kelleher, had Dromin-Athlacca trailing by just two points at the break.

The Limerick side upped their display in the third quarter to edge in front in the 40th minute, 0-10 to 1-6, when Peter Ryan pointed after excellent approach play by Tom Breen. Ballina edged back in front at 1-10 to 0-11 when less than 10 minutes remaining. However, the Limerick champions hit back once more with points from top scorer David Reidy and a smashing effort from Eoin O’Leary. However, Breen’s injury time score in deteriorating weather conditions guided Ballina through to the semi-final.

SCORERS – Dromin-Athlacca: David Reidy 0-5 (0-4 frees), Michael Reidy, James Kelleher 0-2 each, Peter Ryan, Paul Neenan (free), Tiernan Ryan, Eoin O’Leary, Jason Lenihan 0-1 each. Ballina: Michael Breen 0-5 (0-4 frees), Sean McKeogh 1-0, David Hickey 0-3, Stephen O’Brien 0-2, Brian O’Connor, Brian Stritch 0-1 each.

DROMIN-ATHLACCA – Mark Moynihan; Donal Walsh, Brian Kelleher, Derek Kenny; Gearoid O’Leary, Eoin Benson, Tom Breen; Peter Ryan, Michael Reidy (Capt); Paul Neenan, David Reidy, James Kelleher; Tiernan Ryan, Eoin O’Leary, Jason Lenihan. SUB: Gerry Kelleher for Tiernan Ryan (52 mins).

BALLINA – Martin McKeogh; Donal Kent, Pat Cosgrave, Brian McKeogh; Kevin Cosgrave, Thomas Collins, Donal McKeogh; Gerry O’Brien, Michael Breen; Brian O’Connor, Stephen O’Brien, David Hickey; Sean McKeogh, Brian Stritch, TJ O’Connell. SUBS: Rody Kennedy for Donal McKeogh, Stephen Stritch for O’Connor (both half-time), Eoin Kent for Sean McKeogh (45 mins), Fergal Collins for Donal Kent (48 mins).

REFEREE – Pat Casey (Waterford)

 

When – Sunday October 27th at 2:00pm

Where – Bruff

Referee – Pat Casey (Waterford)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 2nd or Sunday November 3rd at a Waterford venue

Next Round – the winners play the Kerry representatives in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 3rd at 2:00pm in a Kerry or Tipperary venue.

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
All Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) Ballina (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
2 2
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2011 2012
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 8
Lost –  8
Drawn – 1
Played – 18
Won – 10
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 6th 2011 at Kilmallock (Munster Club Semi-Final) –
Effin (Limerick) 2-15 Aherlow (Tipperary) 1-17

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday October 27th (Replay date – Saturday November 2nd)

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Youghal (Cork) v Ardmore (Waterford) 2:00pm

@ Bruff     Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) v Ballina (Tipperary) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 3rd (Replay date – Saturday November 9th)

 

@ Clare or Waterford venue          Clare representatives v Youghal (Cork) or Ardmore (Waterford) 2:00pm

@ Kerry or Tipperary venue Kerry champions v

Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) or Ballina (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)


2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Limerick have won two of the last four Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles courtesy of South Liberties (2009) and Effiin (2011).

Silvermines (Tipperary) defeated Ballina in the 2012 Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Final before going on to defeat Ruan (Clare), An Rinn (Waterford) and Ballyduff (Kerry) to win the Munster title.

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 9 Munster titles on offer, the last one in 2010 when Ballymartle were successful. Clare and Tipperary are the only other counties with a winning record in this competition.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (2) – 2004, 2012

Limerick (2) – 2009, 2011

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate 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/ihclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney

Kerry County Senior Hurling Championship Final Replay – St Brendan’s 0-13 Lixnaw 0-8

St. Brendan’s defeated Lixnaw by 0-13 to 0-8 in the Kerry County Senior Hurling Championship Final Replay on Sunday October 27th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Famine over for Brendan’s

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Brendan’s 0-13 Lixnaw 0-8

St Brendan’s, Ardfert ended a 23-year famine in the Kerry SHC when they beat 14-man Lixnaw in the replayed final at Austin Stack Park yesterday in a game ruined by a swirling wind and a heavy surface. It was Lixnaw’s third final loss in four years, and they were architects of their own downfall, shooting 12 wides and having experienced defender Maurice Corridan red-carded in the 26th minute. To their credit they did not fold until ten minutes from the end, when inspirational centre-back Darren Dineen fired St Brendan’s to the front, a lead they were not to lose. Four more unanswered points followed from John Egan, Eoin McCarthy, Darren Wallace and a Dineen last minute penalty when he opted to point rather than go for goal.

It was a game dominated by defences with Darren Dineen a colossus for St Brendan’s, along with Conor Flaherty, Kevin Orpen and Eamonn Corridan, while for Lixnaw Trevor McKenna, Pat Corridan, Declan McCarthy and Brendan Brosnan hurled their hearts out. Lixnaw were backed by the strong wind in the opening half, but failed to take advantage, shooting eight wides as they led 0-5 to 0-3 at the interval. Two points from James Flaherty, one from Cillian Fitzmaurice and two frees from Brendan Brosnan was Lixnaw’s meagre return, while John Egan accounted for all of the St Brendan’s total.

Despite being a man down, Lixnaw began the second-half in explosive fashion with two Brosnan frees. However, as the half wore on, St Brendan’s began to spray the ball wide and Lixnaw, visibly tired, and two Egan frees, combined with points from Cian Hussey and Tom Moloney, tied the game at 0-7 apiece. John Galvin gave St Brendan’s the lead for the first time, in the 46 minute, but a Brosnan free levelled the contest in the 49 minute. However, once man of the match Darren Dineen raced upfield to point St Brendan’s into the lead, Lixnaw tired visibly, and St Brendan’s finished them off in style to win the Neilus Flynn Cup for the first time since 1990.

Scorers for St Brendan’s: J Egan 0-6 (0-3 frees, 0-1 ’65), D Dineen 0-2, 0-1 pen, T Moloney, O McCarthy, C Hussey, J Galvin and D Wallace 0-1 each.

Lixnaw scorers: B Brosnan 0-5 all frees, J Flaherty 0-2, C Fitzmaurice 0-1

ST BRENDAN’S: D Delaney, F Horgan, C Flaherty, K Orpen, K Hannafin, E Corridan, R Horgan, D Dineen, D Moriarty, T Moloney , O McCarthy, T Hannafin, C Hussey, J Galvin, J Egan.

Subs: S Griffin for O McCarthy (20), D Griffin for F Horgan (h/t), O McCarthy for S Griffin (33), K Fitzgerald for T Hannafin (48), D Wallace for J Galvin (52)

LIXNAW: M Stackpoole, D McCarthy, T McKenna, P Corridan, J Silles, M Corridan, D Shanahan, J Griffin, B Brosnan, C O’Brien, S Power, Cillian Fitzmaurice , E Galvin , R Heffernan, J Flaherty

Subs: J Wallace for E Galvin (h/t), R Galvin for Cillian Fitzmaurice (54) Conor Fitzmaurice for C O’Brien (56)

Referee: John Sexton (Cork)

International Rules 2nd Test – Ireland 116 Australia 37

Ireland defeated Australia by 116 to 37 in the International Rules 2nd Test on Saturday October 26th at Croke Park. Ireland won an aggregate by 173 to 72.

International Rules Second Test: Ireland 116 (6-22-14) Australia 37 (2-7-4)

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Ireland stormed to a record 79-point victory over Australia to retain the Cormac McAnallen Cup after a one-sided second Test at Croke Park on Saturday night. After their 22-point win in Cavan last week, Ireland took the series with an aggregate winning margin of 101, which is the highest in the 29-year history of the International Rules Series. Ireland led 27-8 at the end of the first quarter after goals from Conor McManus, who finished the game as Ireland’s top scorer with 24 points, fisted to the back of the net. McManus set up Ireland’s second seven minutes later, hand passing neatly for Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey to finish past Ash McGrath, the visitors’ goalkeeper.

When Ciarán Kilkenny – after some super soccer skills from Seán Cavanagh – added a third goal at the start of the second quarter, the game was as good as over as a contest. When McManus, the Player of the Series, chipped in with a fine over to increase Ireland’s lead to 32 minutes before half-time, Ireland had both hands on the Cormac McAnallen Cup. Ireland led 53-16 at the break, and the intensity, increased tackle count and desire the Aussies had promised was nowhere to be seen. Ireland simply had far too many excellent footballers and for long periods the All-Indigenous visitors couldn’t lay a glove on them. After the impressive Ciarán Sheehan and Michael Murphy landed further overs, McManus moved Ireland 71-19 ahead in the third quarter when he finished after good work from Carlton-bound Louth native Ciarán Byrne.

Ireland were 78 to 25 to the good at the three-quarter mark, but were 65 ahead soon after the resumption of play when Paddy McBrearty hit their fifth goal. In fairness, Australia restored some pride with goals from Eddie Betts and Jake Neade, but Ireland added a sixth right at the end when Paul Conroy’s effort evaded Australian goalkeeper McGrath and snuck in at the far post. The 79-point winning margin easily eclipsed the previous best (44), which Ireland recorded in the first Test in 2011.

Ireland scorers: C McManus 24 (2-4-0); R Munnelly 13 (0-4-1) ; M Murphy 12 (0-4-0); P McBrearty 10 (1-1-1); C Sheehan 10 (0-3-1); C Kilkenny 9 (1-1-0); L Keegan 8 (0-2-2); P Conroy 7 (1-0-1); J McCaffrey 6 (1-0-0); P Flynn 5 (0-1-2); S Cavanagh 4 (0-1-1); C McKaigue 3 (0-1-0); J Doyle 2 (0-0-2); Aidan Walsh 1 (0-0-1); Colm Begley 1 (0-0-1); M Shields 1 (0-0-1).

Australia Scorers: E Betts 12 (1-2-0), J Neade 6 (1-0-0), J Hill 4 (0-1-1), L Thomas 3 (0-1-0), L Jetta 3 (0-1-0), Alwyn Davey 3 (0-1-0), S Wellingham 3 (0-1-0), J Harbrow 1 (0-0-1), M Stokes 1 (0-0-1).

Ireland: Michael Murphy (Donegal, Capt.), Aidan Walsh, (Cork, Vice-Capt.), Paddy O’ Rourke (Meath), Colm Begley (Laois), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Ciarán Byrne (Carlton, AFL), Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone), Paul Conroy (Galway), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Ciarán McKeever (Armagh), Lee Keegan (Mayo), Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), Neil McGee (Donegal), Chrissy McKaigue (Derry), Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo), Conor McManus (Monaghan), Ross Munnelly (Laois), John Doyle (Kildare), Ciarán Sheehan (Cork), Michael Shields (Cork), Zach Tuohy (Carlton, AFL).

Australia: Tony Armstrong (Sydney Swans), Dominic Barry (Melbourne), Eddie Betts (Carlton), Aaron Davey (Melbourne), Alwyn Davey (Essendon), Shaun Edwards (GWS), Jarod Harbrow (Gold Coast), Cameron Ellis-Yolmen (Adelaide), Josh Hill (West Coast), Leroy Jetta (Essendon), Lewis Jetta (Sydney Swans), Nathan Lovett-Murray (Essendon), Ash McGrath (Brisbane), Jake Neade (Port Adelaide), Steven Motlop (Geelong), Sharrod Wellingham (West Coast), Daniel Wells (North Melbourne), Chris Yarran (Carlton), Mathew Stokes (Geelong), Lindsay Thomas (North Melbourne).

Referees: Maurice Deegan (Ireland), Matt Stevic (Australia)

Attendance: 28,525

Senior Hurling / Shinty International 1st Test – Ireland 4-12 Scotland 2-12

Ireland defeated Scotland by 4-12 to 2-12 in the first test of the Senior Hurling / Shinty International on Saturday October 26th at 4:15pm in Croke Park.

Ireland 4-12 Scotland 2-12

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Ireland came out on top in the first Hurling/Shinty International Test at Croke Park, winning 4-12 to 2-12. The home side had first half goals from Cahir Healy, Graham Mulcahy, Jack Kavanagh and Neil McManus, with Liam McDonald and Finlay MacRae hitting the net for Scotland. The home side led by 4-05 to 2-03 at half-time, before Scotland responded with scores from MacRae, McDonald and Kevin Bartlett. Ireland secured the win, thanks to points from Danny Cullen, Mulcahy, Gareth Johnston and Darragh O’Connell.

An entertaining contest kept the small crowd interested right to the end, and while some of the Scottish challenges were on the crude side, no serious injuries were sustained and the contest was never in danger of getting out of hand. Patrick Maher carved the opening for Cahir Healy to drill home Ireland’s opening goal in the second minute, and they hit the net again on five minutes when Graham Mulcahy finished superbly after picking up John Barr’s sloppy clearance. When Neil McManus knocked over a free, the home side appeared to be in complete control, but their Celtic cousins found some momentum, and grew in confidence once Liam McDonald intercepted goalkeeper Bernard Rochford’s clearance to smash home a goal. Kevin Bartlett’s sweetly struck free from the ground earned the Scottish side two points, and they went level in the 23rd minute when Finlay MacRae hit the net, after Kerry’s Rochford had made two excellent saves.

But Ireland regained control in the closing stages of the half, hitting the next six scores, including two goals. McManus scrambled the ball home after the Scotland defence had failed to clear, and in the 32nd minute, Carlow’s Jack Kavanagh fired in his side’s fourth goal. Scotland went 17 minutes without scoring, until McDonald steered over an excellent point, and it was Ireland who led by 4-05 to 2-03 at the interval.

Scotland’s placed-ball striking earned them bonus points from Bartlett and Shaun Nicholson, who arrowed a superb long range effort between the posts at the Hill 16 end, but the Irish protected their lead with two Darragh O’Connell scores and an Eoin Price effort. They almost had a fifth goal when Mulcahy intercepted Donald Irvine’s clearance and fired in a shot which was superbly saved by Stuart Mackintosh. But Scotland had another spell of strong pressure, and Liam McDonald saw a free come back off the crossbar, while Glen Mackintosh had a searing shot saved by Ireland’s sub goalkeeper Eoin Reilly. And the Scottish side finished strongly with scores from Mackintosh and Steve McDonald to set themselves up nicely for the return Test at Bught Park, Inverness next Saturday.

Ireland: B Rochford, D English, A Graffin, C Healy (01-00), G Johnston (00-01), B Maher, P Maher, N McManus (01-04, 0-4f), J Kavanagh (01-01), D O’Connell (00-02), S O’Neill, E Price (00-02), C Woods, G Mulcahy (01-01).

Subs: K McKiernan for Kavanagh, D McNicholas for O’Neill, P Divilly for Graffin, D Cullen (00-01)for Mulcahy, Kavanagh for Divilly, E Reilly for Rochford.

Scotland: S Mackintosh, N Campbell, D Irvine, J Barr, D Cameron, S McDonald (00-01), J Hutchinson, S Nicholson (00-02, 2f), F Macrae (01-02 (0-02f), G Mackintosh (00-01), F Mackintosh, K Bartlett (00-04, 4f), L McDonald (01-01), C McCormack.

Subs: C Cruden for Hutchinson, J Macrae (00-01) for S McDonald, K Macrae for Hutchinson, L Bain for F Mackintosh.

GAA Press Release

22.10.13

Hurling/Shinty International Series

The first test of the 2013 Senior Hurling/Shinty International Series involving Ireland and Scotland will take place this Saturday, October 26 at 4.15pm in Croke Park. This match will be a curtain raiser to the second Irish Daily Mail International Rules test between Ireland and Australia which gets underway at 7pm. The Hurling/Shinty series is played on a home and away basis and the return game will be played in Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday, November 2.

The Irish Hurling/Shinty senior team will be managed this year by John Meyler (Cork) and Michael Walshe (Kilkenny) once again. Tickets, €25 for Adults and €5 for U16’s, for the upcoming doubleheader in Croke Park can be purchased online at gaa.ie/tickets, Tickets.ie outlets and from Centra and SuperValu stores.

The Irish panel for this coming Saturday is as follows –

Senior Hurling/Shinty International Team 2013

1. BERNARD ROCHFORD (Kerry)

2. DANNY CULLEN (Donegal)

3. PAUL DIVILLY (Kildare)

4. DAVID ENGLISH (Carlow)

5. ARRON GRAFFIN (Antrim)

6. CAHIR HEALY (Laois)

7. RICHIE HOGAN (Kilkenny)

8. GARETH JOHNSON (Down)

9. JACK KAVANAGH (Carlow)

10. BRENDAN MAHER (Tipperary)

11. PATRICK MAHER (Tipperary

12. KIERAN McKIERNAN (Armagh)

13. NEIL McMANUS (CAPT.) (Antrim)

14. DEREK McNICHOLAS (Westmeath)

15. DARRAGH O’CONNELL (Kerry)

16. EOIN REILLY (Laois)

17. SHANE O’NEILL (Cork)

18. EOIN PRICE (Westmeath)

19. CONOR WOODS (Down)