Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Club Championship Final – Na Gaeil (Kerry) 2-27 Dunedin Connollys (Edinburgh) 1-5

Na Gaeil (Kerry) defeated Dunedin Connollys (Edinburgh) by 2-27 to 1-5 in the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Club Championship Final on Saturday November 30th at Crettyard.

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Tesco Homegrown Ladies junior club football finals

Compiled by Jackie Cahill

Kerry outit Na Gaeil hammered Scottish club Dunedin Connolly’s of Edinburgh to win the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland junior ladies club football final. Na Gaeil ran out comprehensive winners by 2-27 to 1-5 in the final, played at Crettyard, county Laois. At half-time, Na Gaeil led by 2-15 to 0-2, with the goals scored by Kate Anne O’Connor and Emily Brick. Nevertheless, it’s been a landmark campaign for Dunedin, who won the British championship and the junior section of the Páidí Ó’Sé tournament in Kerry. Wicklow native Caoilfhionn Deeney scored a second half consolation goal for outclassed Dunedin.

TESCO Homegrown All-Ireland junior ladies club football final.

Dunedin Connolly’s (Edinburgh) v Na Gaeil (Kerry)

Venue: Crettyard GAA Club

Throw In: 1:30pm

Dunedin are chasing a unique double, having become the first Scottish club to win the all-Britain championship in September. It has been a landmark season for Dunedin, as the club also won the junior section of the Páidí Ó’Sé tournament in Kerry. Since winning the British championship, Dunedin saw off Shane O’Neill’s of Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-final and St. Helen’s of Longford in the semi-final.

But Dunedin won’t have faced anything like the sheer talent that is Na Gaeil’s Kerry All Star Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh. And while Dunedin have developed a penchant for scoring goals, they’re also capable of leaking a big score at the other end. Na Gaeil hammered Shannon Gaels of Roscommon by 4-17 to 0-5 in their All-Ireland semi-final and they should do enough to lift national silverware on Saturday afternoon.

Verdict: Na Gaeil

Job Posting – Gaelic Games Development Officer (LIT)

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Gaelic Games Development Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Gaelic Games Development Officer at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

The successful candidate will be responsible for the organisation, co-ordination and development of specific programmes with regard to the promotion and development of Gaelic Games in the Institute during the academic calendar September – April and with the Limerick County Board May – August.

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Closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00noon on Friday 6th December 2013

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AIB Munster Club SHC Final – Na Piarsaigh 4-14 Sixmilebridge 0-8

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 4-14 Sixmilebridge 0-08

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Na Piarsaigh picked up their second Munster senior hurling title in three years after a dominant display gave them a 4-14 to 0-8 win over Sixmilebridge at Cusack Park. Two goals in the first minute of each half from Kevin Downes and Kevin Ryan meant the Clare champions were rattled from the off, but the win was secured 15 minutes from time when Adrian Breen hit a third goal for Na Piarsaigh. And substitute David Sheppard put the gloss on the win with a fourth goal for the Limerick city side when he robbed Sixmilebridge goalkeeper Derek Fahy a minute from time.

Within the first minute the Limerick men had taken a significant stranglehold on this tie when Downes charged into space vacated by Shane Dowling and was then picked out by the full-forward before he rattled the net with a low shot. It took the Clare champions six minutes to find the target before Kevin Lynch got Sixmilebridge on the scoreboard when he drilled over a sweet point from the left. But Na Piarsaigh were in flying form and between the tenth and 15th minutes they tagged on four unanswered points, with Adrian Breen, David Dempsey and Pat Gleeson all finding their range after a Dowling free. Dowling was proving a real thorn in the Sixmilebridge side and after a foul on Downes in the 20th minute, he landed a huge free from halfway that gave his side a 1-5 to 0-1 advantage.

But with veteran Niall Gilligan becoming a more influential figure, the east Clare side began to impact the game and after Shane Golden split the posts on the turn, Gilligan hit a free from distance to put five between the sides. However, it seemed easy for Na Piarsaigh to respond and two quick points from Dowling and Adrian Breen gave the Caherdavin men a 1-8 to 0-5 lead at the break. And 39 seconds after the restart Na Piarsaigh wrapped up the win when Ryan hit the net and moments later Alan Dempsey’s point rocked the Clare men back on their heels again. A Caimin Morey long-range free steadied the Sixmilebridge charges, but further goals in the closing stages from Breen and Sheppard just underlined Na Piarsaigh’s superiority.

Na Piarsaigh: P Kennedy; K Breen, C King, M Casey; N Buckley, D Breen, J O’Brien; A Dempsey (0-02), P Gleeson (0-01); W O’Donoghue, K Downes (1-00), D Dempsey (0-01); K Ryan (1-03), S Dowling (0-05, 0-04f), A Breen (1-02).

Subs: K Kennedy for Buckley (43 mins), J Madden for Dempsey (49), D Sheppard (1-00) for A Breen (56), B Hartnett for O’Brien (59), D Quigley for Downes (59).

Sixmilebridge: D Fahy; A Quilligan, N Purcell, B Carey; P Fitzgerald, C Morey (0-01, 0-01f), J Fennessy; K Lynch (0-01), S Morey; J Shanahan (0-01, 0-01f), S Golden (0-02), R Shanahan; P Sheehan, N Gilligan (0-03, 0-03f), A Mulready.

Subs: C Deasy for Mulready (41 mins), S O’Sullivan for Sheehan (49).

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)

When – Sunday November 24th at 2:00pm

Where – Cusack Park Ennis

Referee – Colm Lyons (Cork)
Standby Referee – David Copps (Cork)
Linesman – Kevin Murphy (Cork)
4th Official – Joe Larkin (Cork)
Umpires – Ciaran Hanley John Lyons Kieran Murphy John Barry (all Cork)

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

Replay date – weekend of November 30th / December 1st

Next Round – the winners qualify for the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final

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

Sixmilebridge (Clare) Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)
2013 Team Manager John O’Meara Sean Stack
2013 Team Captain Aidan Quilligan James O’Brien
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 3
(1984, 1995, 2000)
1
(2011)
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
2000
(Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17 Mount Sion, Waterford 3-8)
2011
(Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 1-13 Crusheen, Clare 0-9 (Replay)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
9 6
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2000
(Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17 Mount Sion, Waterford 3-8)
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 – 21
Won – 8
Lost –  12
Drawn – 1
Played – 24
Won – 10
Lost –  12
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives December 4th 2011 at Semple Stadium Thurles
(Munster Club Final Replay) –
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-13 Crusheen (Clare) 0-9

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-17 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 2-18

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 10th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 0-20 Passage (Waterford) 3-9

Sunday November 17th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                         Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-17 Midleton (Cork) 1-13

Final

Sunday November 24th

@ Cusack Park Ennis Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

From 2010 through 2013, the travelling team has won 10 of the 12 matches played in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals. The victory for Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) over Passage (Waterford) in the 2013 Semi-Final and the win of Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) over Sarsfields (Cork) at Semple Stadium in the 2012 Semi-Finals are the only exceptions in the past 4 seasons.

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.

Na Piarsaigh’s first appearance in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship saw them finish as winners following a replay victory over Crusheen (Clare) in 2011. Their Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship record to date is 4 wins and 1 draw.

This will be the 22nd match for Sixmilebridge in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. Their record to date is Won 14, Lost 6, Drawn 1 with Munster club titles secured in 1984, 1995 and 2000.

Sixmilebridge matches in the Munster Club Championship

1977

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-7 Kilruane MacDonaghs (Tipperary) 0-8 at Cloughjordan
Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 3-5 St. Finbarrs (Cork) 3-5 at Tulla
Final Replay – St. Finbarrs (Cork) 2-8 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-6 at Tipperary

 

1983

Semi-Final – Midleton (Cork) 2-14 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-15 at Midleton

 

1984

Quarter-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-10 St. Finbarrs (Cork) 1-7 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 4-19 Ballyduff (Kerry) 1-9 at Cusack Park Ennis

Final -Sixmilebridge (Clare) 4-10 Patrickswell (Limerick) 2-6 at Semple Stadium Thurles

 

1989

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-18 Glen Rovers (Cork) 4-4 at Glen Park Cork

Final – Ballybrown (Limerick) 2-12 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-8 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

1992
Quarter-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-15 Ballyheigue (Kerry) 1-7 at Ballyheighe

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 3-12 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-5 at Sixmilebridge

Final – Kilmallock (Limerick) 3-11 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-11 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

1993
Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-9 Lismore (Waterford) 1-4 at Sixmilebridge

Final – Toomevara (Tipperary) 0-15 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-7 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

 

1995
Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 5-11 Ballygunner (Waterford) 2-10 at Walsh Park Waterford
Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-18 Eire Og Nenagh (Tipperary) 1-7 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

 

2000

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-13 Patrickswell (Limerick) 0-12 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-17 Mount Sion (Waterford) 3-8 at Semple Stadium Thurles
2002
Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-13 Blackrock (Cork) 1-15 at Cusack Park Ennis
Final – Mount Sion (Waterford) 0-12 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-10 at Semple Stadium Thurles

2013
Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-17 Midleton (Cork) 1-13 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Na Piarsaigh matches in the Munster Club Championship

2011
Semi-Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-9 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-12 at Walsh Park Waterford
Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-11 Crusheen (Clare) 0-14 at Semple Stadium Thurles

Final Replay – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-13 Crusheen (Clare) 0-9 at Semple Stadium Thurles

 

2013

Quarter-Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-17 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 2-18 at Semple Stadium Thurles

Semi-Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 0-20 Passage (Waterford) 3-9 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

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 Junior Club Championship Semi Final – Ballysaggart (Waterford) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-5

Knockshegowna (Tipperary) defeated Ballysaggart (Waterford) by 1-12 to 1-5 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship on Sunday November 24th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Semi Final – Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick) 0-16 Coolmeen (Clare) 1-8

Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick) defeated Coolmeen (Clare) by 0-16 to 1-8 in the AIB Munster GAA Junior Football Club Championship on Sunday November 24th at Coolyroe.

AIB All Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Final – Myshall (Carlow) 3-9 Scariff/Ogonnoloe (Clare) 0-8

Myshall (Carlow) defeated Scariff/Ogonnoloe (Clare) by 3-9 to 0-8 in the AIB All Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Final on Sunday November 24th at Kilcormac, County Offaly.

Fixture Details

Sunday 24th November 2013

AIB All Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Final

Scariff/Ogonnoloe v Myshall

Referee – Ray Kelly

Venue – Kilcormac, Co. Offaly 14:00

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Semi Final – Keel (Kerry) 0-19 Mount Sion (Waterford) 0-3

Keel (Kerry) defeated Mount Sion (Waterford) by 0-19 to 0-3 in the AIB Munster GAA Junior Football Club Championship on Saturday November 23rd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

When – Saturday November 23rd at 2:30pm

Where – Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney

Referee – Kevin Murphy (Cork)

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 30th at a Waterford venue

Next Round – the winners play Coolmeen (Clare) or Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick) in the Munster Final on December 8th at Mallow.

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

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

For the Record

Mount Sion
(Waterford)
Keel
(Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 8
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A 2012
Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry)
0-20 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 11
Won – 2
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 27
Won – 25
Lost –  2
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 25th 2012
(Munster Quarter-Final at Kilmacthomas)
Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-23 Kilmacthomas (Waterford) 0-3 

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals

Saturday November 16th

@ Tipperary Camogie Grounds    Feohanagh / Castlemahon  (Limerick) 2-10 Drom & Inch (Tipperary) 3-6

The Ragg

Sunday November 17th

@ Fermoy                                         Keel (Kerry) 0-11 Mitchelstown (Cork) 0-3

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Saturday November 23rd (Replay date – November 30th)

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Mount Sion (Waterford) v Keel (Kerry) 2:30pm

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

@ Coolyroe                                       Coolmeen (Clare) v Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick) 2:00pm


Final (Extra time)

Sunday December 8th (Replay date – Saturday December 14th)

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Kerry’s representatives have won 15 consecutive matches in this competition dating back to 2008 and the last four Munster titles.

Waterford’s representatives in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship have lost their last three games and have won 2 of their 11 games in the competition.

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 5 titles while Cork have 1 title courtesy of Canovee in 2008.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 0-13 Annascaul (Kerry) 0-11

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Gearoid Ryan, Anthony Roche, Eugene Murphy; Stephen Murray, Jeremy Murphy, Johnny Murphy (Captain); Michael O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Niall Hayes, John Hayes, Seamus Hayes; Mark Ronan, Declan Hayes, Maurice Moore.

2004 – Finuge (Kerry) 2-13 Aghabullogue (Cork) 3-4
FINUGE, KERRY: John Coleman (Captain); Enda Galvin, Pat Corridan, Michael Quilter; Eamonn Breen, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Michael Cronin; Trevor McKenna, Conor Galvin; Maurice Corridan, Paul Galvin, Roibeard Thornton; Raymond Galvin, John Griffin, Michael Conway.
Subs: Paudie Lyons for Quilter (second half); Jack Corridan for Thornton (36th minute); Ger Lovett for Conway (47th).

2005 – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-8 Erin’s Own (Cork) 0-10
ARDFERT, KERRY: Dermot Dineen, Simon Sinnott, Conor Flaherty, Johnny Stack, Sean Flaherty, Eamon Corridan, Mike Moloney, Jonathon Best, Martin Ferris, Brendan Flaherty, Eamon Ferris, John Dowling, Shane Griffin (Captain), Stephen “Santy” Wallace, James O’Halloran.
Subs: Brian Moloney for James O’Halloran, Patrick Donegan for Simon Sinnott

2006 – Duagh (Kerry) 1-9 Adrigole (Cork) 0-11
DUAGH (KERRY): John Halpin; Aenghus Carmody, John O’Brien, Diarmuid Nolan; Kieran Quirke, Thomas Dillon, Peter Sheeran; Anthony Maher, Jeremiah Kelly; Brendan O’Brien, Aidan Kelly (Captain), Declan Griffin; Tim Scanlon, Denis Lane, Eoin Horgan
Subs: Daniel O’Donoghue for Scanlon; Alan O’Brien for Brendan O’Brien

2007 – Canovee (Cork) 1-6 O’Callaghan’s Mills (Clare) 1-5

CANOVEE (CORK): Tim Lyons; James McCarthy, James Scanlon (Captain), Timmy Lyons; John O’Brien, Tommy Murphy, Brian Ahern; Eamonn Lyons, Brian O’Donoghue; Tomas O’Mahony, Pat Dunlea, Denis O’Sullivan; Con Dunne, Kevin Walsh, Paul Healy
Sub: D. Cronin for Healy

2008 – Skellig Rangers (Kerry) 0-11 Bruff (Limerick) 0-7
SKELLIG RANGERS (KERRY): Michael Brennan; Brian O’Sullivan, Wayne O’Sullivan, C Martin; K Martin, C O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan; Aidan O’Sullivan, Stephen O’Sullivan (Captain); John O’Driscoll, Brian Hickey, B Driscoll; Sean Courtney, Chris O’Driscoll, B Casey.
Subs: B O’Driscoll for John O’Driscoll (50), B O’Sullivan for Seamus O’Sullivan (60), D O’Sullivan for Casey (60), D Keating for McGill (62)

2009 – Castlegregory (Kerry) 1-20 Mountcollins (Limerick) 0-4
CASTLEGREGORY (KERRY): Shane Kenny; Gavin O’Connor, Joe Scully, Joe O’Connor; Sean O’Mahony, Steven Browne, Adrian Finn (Captain); Shane Hennessy, Ryan Kelliher; JB Spillane, Alan Fitzgerald, Brendan Lynch; Colm O’Mahony, Alan Lynch, Alan McNamara.
Subs: Colm Sills for Joe O’Connor, John Fitzgerald for Alan Lynch (both 37), D Heasman for Kelliher, Liam Maunsell for Sean O’Mahony (both 42), Sean O’Connor for Alan Fitzgerald (47)

2010 – St. Marys (Kerry) 2-12 Bruree (Limerick) 0-4
ST. MARYS (KERRY): D. Horgan; B. Curran, S. Curran, G. O’Driscoll (Captain); D. O’Sullivan, N. O’Driscoll, K. Curran; John Golden, Bryan Sheehan; Austin Constable, R. Keane, A. Walsh; Daniel Daly, P. O’Donoghue, J.A. O’Sullivan
Subs: I. Casey for N. O’Driscoll (inj. 30); C. Quirke for O’Donoghue (47); L. Sheehan for Keane (53); D. Walsh for Constable (53); D. Keating for J.A. O’Sullivan (54)

2011 – Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4
DROMID PEARSES (KERRY):  Alan Hogan; Padraig O’Sullivan, Dominick O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey; Denis “Shine” O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Shea, Michael Sheehan; Thomas Curran, Colm O’Connor; Ger O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Connor (Captain); Eoin O’Leary, Niall O’Shea, John Curran
Subs: Michael O’Connor for O’Leary (42); Christy Farrelly for Hallissey (43); Jamesy Ml. O’Sullivan for G. O’Sullivan (54)

2012 – Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 0-20 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
KENMARE SHAMROCKS, KERRY: Kieran Fitzgibbon; Dara Crowley, Tommy O’Sullivan, Colm O’Sullivan; Aaron O’Callaghan, Sean O’Leary, Aidan Crowley; Shane Dalton, Jimmy Wharton; D.J. Brennan, Mark Crowley, Kevin O’Sullivan; Alan O’Leary, Paul O’Connor (Captain), Stephen O’Brien
Subs: Shane Duncan for K. O’Sullivan (55); Shannon Ryan for Brennan (59); Rory O’Sullivan for A.O’Leary (60)

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (8) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Cork (2) – 2003, 2007

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Final – Clyda Rovers (Cork) 0-10 St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay (Clare) 0-7

Murphy gets it right and Clyda celebrate

Clyda Rovers 0-10 Miltown-Malbay 0-7

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

James Murphy laughs that when shooting at goal as frequently as he does, sooner rather than later they will start to go over. The Clyda Rovers corner-forward enjoyed a frustrating opening to Saturday’s provincial decider, kicking three wides inside the first quarter and watching in bewilderment as Miltown-Malbay captain Eoin Cleary prevented his goal effort. Murphy eventually opened the Cork outfit’s account on 10 minutes, but, by this juncture, their opponents had raced four points clear and were threatening to pull out of sight.

“It was worrying the way Miltown started,” he said. “We just said to keep doing what we had been doing all year. If we lost by a point or won by a point, we vowed we would come off that field exhausted. That was the frame of mind we had all year and we stuck to that.” Conor Cleary (free) kicked the opening score less than a minute in, with Eoin Curtin doubling Miltown’s advantage in the subsequent action. The Cork side, coming off second best in most departments, particularly midfield, were clearly off colour and their cause wasn’t aided by successive wides from Murphy and O’Shea.

At the other end the Clare champions continued on their merry way — Eoin and Conor Cleary swinging over further minors. Murphy eventually put Clyda on the board, but far from the pendulum swinging in their favour, the corner-forward would experience a testing spell with the boot – Clyda fans watching in frustration as the wide count soared. From the ensuing kick-out following Murphy’s white flag, possession was worked to Padhraic O’Mullane who spotted an opening in the Miltown-Malbay defence, offloading to the unmarked corner-forward.

Murphy rounded ’keeper Niall Quinn with ease and as the Clyda contingent rose in expectation of a goal, Curtin appeared from nowhere to perform the necessary heroics. Murphy missed the subsequent ’45, dropped a further placed ball effort short, and then had a third wide moments later. “If you keep shooting, especially myself, they are bound to go over eventually. We had a couple of wides. We just kept shooting and they did eventually start to roll over. We drove it on from there.”

Drive on he did. Murphy knocked over four on the bounce in the second quarter as Clyda finally began to make their dominance pay. Conor Flanagan ensured it wasn’t a one-man-show on the run to the break, cementing a remarkable overtaking display. “We were happy to be two up,” continued Murphy. “Miltown played a lot of the football for the first 15 minutes. We were relieved to be ahead and felt we had a lot more in us. It was crucial we pushed on in the second-half. Football is all about momentum. We didn’t want them to get one or two, then it would have been a draw game.”

Paudie Kissane and Murphy stretched Clyda’s advantage on the resumption (0-8 to 0-4) and although Eoin Cleary pared back the margin – Miltown’s first score in over 35 minutes of play – there was to be no let up from the Cork champions. Chris Buckley, fed superbly by Fionn O’Shea, dissected the posts entering the final quarter. Cleary again responded, but Clyda had one hand on the cup when 37-year old O’Mullane brought their tally into double figures.

A couple of nervy moments were played out at the death as Miltown went in search of the required major, though it typified Clyda’s attitude that when substitute Michael Malone sought to pass the ’21 he was met by a wall of 11 black and amber jerseys. The chance was snuffed out and thereafter referee Padraig O’Sullivan brought the curtain down on a truly glorious year for footballers from Mourneabbey. More to come in 2014…

Scorers for Clyda Rovers: JMurphy (0-6, 0-3 frees, 0-1 ’45); P O’Mullane, P Kissane, C Buckley, C Flanagan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Miltown-Malbay: E Cleary (0-3, 0-3 frees); E Curtin (0-2, 0-1 free); C Cleary (0-2, 0-1 free).

CLYDA ROVERS: C Conway; N O’Mullane, R Carey, C Kenny; C O’Sullivan, F O’Shea, O O’Hanlon; D O’Callaghan, C Flanagan; C Buckley, P Kissane, G Carey; J Murphy, P O’Mullane, C O’Sullivan.

Sub: K Fitzgerald for O’Callaghan (37).

MILTOWN-MALBAY: N Quinn; E Malone, S Curtin, E O’Gorman; I Sexton, G Kelly, G Curtin; D McDonagh, C Cleary; K Keavey, J Curtin, B Curtin; S Malone, E Cleary, E Curtin.

Subs: J Cleary for McDonagh (54); K Malone for J Curtin (54) ; E Fox for Keavey (57) ; B O’Brien for Kelly (60) .

Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry).

 

60 second report

 

The key moment

More a crucial period. Clyda, having enjoyed a two point interval advantage (0-6 to 0-4), pushed on at the change of ends with two further efforts to lead by double scores. The deficit would prove too big an ask for Miltown-Malbay.

 

Pub talk

What a year for Clyda Rovers. After all the heartache of previous campaigns they finish 2013 as Cork and Munster champions.

 

Haven’t seen that before

The PA giving spectators two minutes notice of Amhrán na bhFiann.

 

The main man

Clyda had outstanding performers all over the field, but James Murphy who hit 0-6, shades the verdict ahead of centre-back Fionn O’Shea. Murphy’s early scores were crucial in nullifying Miltown’s blistering start.

 

The man in black

Pádraig O’Sullivan had a quiet day at the office and was correct in his decision to disallow Chris Buckley’s 32nd minute goal as the half-forward had touched the ball on the deck.

 

What’s next?

Clyda Rovers face Mayo and Connacht champions Kiltane in the All-Ireland semi-final in the New Year.

Dean Ryan Cup U16 ½ A Hurling Final – Midleton 1-14 Ard Scoil Ris 2-10

Midleton defeated Ard Scoil Ris by 1-14 to 2-10 in the Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Final on Saturday November 23rd at Leahy Park Cashel.

Fixture Details

Saturday November 23rd

Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Final

Ard Scoil Ris V Midleton at 1:30pm

Venue: Leahy Park Cashel

Referee: John McCormack (Tipperary)

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-17 Midleton (Cork) 1-13

Sixmilebridge (Clare) defeated Midleton (Cork) by 1-17 to 1-13 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship on Sunday November 17th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Game plan works to perfection for slick Sixmilebridge

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-17 Midleton (Cork) 1-13

A near-perfect day for hurling at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday for this Munster SHC semi-final, and a near-perfect game plan by Sixmilebridge. The Clare champions came to Cork and did what no team in the Rebel county had been able to do in the concluding stages of their championship — put the shackles on the ever-dangerous Conor Lehane. Ever-dangerous? Why yes; having averaged 2-8 in his last three championship games, though tightly-marked here by the giant Páidí Fitzpatrick, Conor managed only 1-6 against the Bridge, 1-1 from play, but that could easily have been 2-6, his shot from close range in the 50th minute skinning the outside of the post and ending up in the side netting.

Another part of the Sixmilebridge game plan saw captain Alan Quilligan delegated to take care of the other Midleton danger man, Luke O’Farrell; again it worked, Luke limited to just a point by the equally sticky Aidan. Main man responsible for that plan? Manager John O’Meara. “Conor is a top-class inter-county player and we had to give him due respect. He got 2-10 in the Cork final, we met last night and decided there was no way we could let that happen against us. We felt if we could hold him to maybe 1-5 or something like that we’d be happy enough but I thought Páidí was outstanding on him, as was Aidan Quilligan on Luke O’Farrell inside. In fact we’re delighted with the way everyone in our backline played, and the lads at the other end were able to get enough to get us over the line.”

From early on it was obvious that this was going to be a very different kind of game to the Cork final at the same venue a couple of weeks ago. Gone was the openness, gone was the free rein to Lehane to roam the plains and score almost at will. Instead it was a mano-a-mano dogfight, trench warfare, the sides on just a point apiece after the first quarter (though Midleton already had five wides). No accident either — this was exactly what John O’Meara and Sixmilebridge had in mind as they headed for Cork. “A lot of the media and bookies had us as huge underdogs, didn’t give us much of a chance but we felt we were in with a right shot. After seeing the Cork county final I thought our own final against Newmarket-on-Fergus was a lot more intense; I knew if we brought that level of intensity to Cork we’d have a great chance.”

This isn’t to say that Sixmilebridge had it all their own way. Had Midleton not been so profligate in that opening half (eight wides), had Lehane’s 50th minute shot been on the other side of the post, who knows? Those are the what-ifs, however; the facts are Sixmilebridge went on to then dominate the rest of the first half, should have been much more than a point ahead at the break (1-7 to 1-6). Their goal had come in the 18th minute, centre-forward Alan Mulready the recipient of a long, visionary pass from outstanding midfielder Jamie Shanahan, beating his man and finishing clinically. Sixmilebridge also had points in this half from centre-back Caimin Morey (another stellar performance), Mulready himself, Pa Sheehan, Shane Golden, Kevin Lynch and full-forward Niall Gilligan (two) and with just two minutes left in the half, were comfortably in control, 1-7 to 0-5. Two big scores from Lehane, however, first a goal swatted home after his 20m free was saved, then a pointed free after Brian Hartnett had been fouled, and it was back to the minimum at the break.

“Disappointing, giving up 1-1 in the final few minutes of the half,” said John. “We felt we had the better hurling done, said we’d go out in the second half and give it a right lash. Some of the subs we brought on played very well, and we managed to get some scores at crucial times. In general I think everyone upped their game a few notches in the second half.” That they did and in this half Sixmilebridge made no mistake. Ten points to seven they outscored Midleton, many of those points scored in almost instant reply to Midleton at the other end, lack of concentration around the middle third costing the Cork champions dearly. Indiscipline was also costing the Magpies in this half, Jamie Shanahan taking over the free-taking duties from Gilligan (restricted by injury but continued to perform well in open play, made two points for Pa Sheehan) and doing so impeccably, four from four.

All in all then a fair result, the better team progressing to a Munster final meeting with 2011 champions Na Piarsaigh next Sunday, meaning another busy week of planning for O’Meara and his merry men. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be there especially considering where we came from, losing the first round of the Clare championship back in early May. Na Piarsaigh are our neighbours, only in the road. We played them in friendlies earlier on in the year, we won one each but that won’t count for anything. They’re probably on a different mission to us, Munster champions a couple of years ago but beaten by eventual All-Ireland champions Loughgiel Shamrocks in the semi-final after extra-time. They probably feel there’s an All-Ireland club title in them but we’re going to give it a hell of a lash — a great, great way to end a super year for Clare hurling.”

Scorers for Sixmilebridge: J Shanahan 0-5 (three frees, one 65); A Mulready 1-1; P Sheehan 0-3; N Gilligan 0-3 (two frees); S Morey, S Golden, C Morey, K Lynch, C Deasy, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Midleton: C Lehane 1-5 (three frees, one 65); P Haughney 0-2; A Ryan 0-2; P Dowling, L O’Farrell, C Walsh, T Wallace (free), 0-1 each.

Sixmilebridge subs: S O’Sullivan for Lynch (inj. 34); C Deasy for R Shanahan (54); D Morey for Sheehan (58); B Corry for Mulready (60+2).

Midleton subs: D Ryan for O’Shea (inj. 20); P O’Keeffe for Walsh (60).

Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary).

The key moment

50th minute, Sixmilebridge leading 1-14 to 1-11, Conor Lehane’s shot hits the net but it’s the side netting. If Midleton had got parity at that stage, who knows?

Pub talk

The year Clare are having and the superiority they now enjoy over Cork at both county and club level.

Haven’t seen that before

Sixmilebridge beating Midleton in the Munster championship, avenging the loss of 1983.

The main man

Several contenders from the Bridge, including evergreen Niall Gilligan and Caimin Morey but we’ll go for midfielder Jamie Shanahan.

The man in black

Johnny Ryan (Tipperary) didn’t win a lot of friends in Midleton in the second half but overall, did well.

What’s next?

Sixmilebridge meet Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) next Sunday in the Munster final, venue to be decided; Midleton can get back to celebrating and planning.

When – Sunday November 17th at 2:00pm

Where – Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Referee – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)
Standby Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Linesman – John McCormack (Tipperary)
4th Official – TBC (Tipperary)
Umpires – Tony Lacey, Willie Cross, Seamus Manton, Michael Butler (Tipperary)

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 23rd at a Clare venue

Next Round – the winners qualify for the Munster Club Final versus Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) on Sunday November 24th

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

Midleton (Cork) Sixmilebridge (Clare)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 2
(1983, 1987)
3
(1984, 1995, 2000)
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
1987
(Midleton, Cork 1-12 Cappawhite, Tipperary 1-11)
2000
(Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17 Mount Sion, Waterford 3-8)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
17 9
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
(Newtownshandrum, Cork 2-11 Ballygunner, Waterford 2-9)
2000
(Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17 Mount Sion, Waterford 3-8)
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 20
Won – 10
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Played – 20
Won – 7
Lost –  12
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 13th 2011 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh
(Munster Club Semi-Final) –
Crusheen (Clare) 0-19 Carrigtwohill (Cork) 1-10
Crusheen came from two points down at the interval to record a six point victory over Carrigtwohill helped by six points by Pat Vaughan

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-17 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 2-18

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 10th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 0-20 Passage (Waterford) 3-9

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

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sixmilebridge (Clare) v Midleton (Cork) @ 2:00pm

Final

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


Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Sixmilebridge (Clare) or Midleton (Cork)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Midleton (Cork) and Sixmilebridge (Clare) have only met once in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship which resulted in a 2-14 to 0-15 semi-final victory for Midleton in 1983 played at Midleton. On that occasion, a tally of 2-2 from Midleton’s Colm O’Neill proved decisive.

From 2010 through 2013, the travelling team has won 9 of the 11 matches played in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals. The victory for Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) over Passage (Waterford) in the 2013 Semi-Final and the win of Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) over Sarsfields (Cork) at Semple Stadium in the 2012 Semi-Finals are the only exceptions in the past 4 seasons.

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.

This will be the 21st match for Sixmilebridge in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. Their record to date is Won 13, Lost 6, Drawn 1 with Munster club titles secured in 1984, 1995 and 2000. Midleton have played 14 matches in the competition with a record of Won 8, Lost 3, Drawn 3, winning the Munster club title in 1983 and 1987.

Sixmilebridge matches in the Munster Club Championship

1977

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-7 Kilruane MacDonaghs (Tipperary) 0-8 at Cloughjordan
Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 3-5 St. Finbarrs (Cork) 3-5 at Tulla
Final Replay – St. Finbarrs (Cork) 2-8 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-6 at Tipperary

1983

Semi-Final – Midleton (Cork) 2-14 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-15 at Midleton

1984

Quarter-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-10 St. Finbarrs (Cork) 1-7 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 4-19 Ballyduff (Kerry) 1-9 at Cusack Park Ennis

Final -Sixmilebridge (Clare) 4-10 Patrickswell (Limerick) 2-6 at Semple Stadium Thurles

1989

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-18 Glen Rovers (Cork) 4-4 at Glen Park Cork

Final – Ballybrown (Limerick) 2-12 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-8 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

1992

Quarter-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-15 Ballyheigue (Kerry) 1-7 at Ballyheighe

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 3-12 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-5 at Sixmilebridge

Final – Kilmallock (Limerick) 3-11 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-11 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

1993
Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-9 Lismore (Waterford) 1-4 at Sixmilebridge

Final – Toomevara (Tipperary) 0-15 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-7 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

1995

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 5-11 Ballygunner (Waterford) 2-10 at Walsh Park Waterford
Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-18 Eire Og Nenagh (Tipperary) 1-7 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

2000

Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-13 Patrickswell (Limerick) 0-12 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-17 Mount Sion (Waterford) 3-8 at Semple Stadium Thurles

2002
Semi-Final – Sixmilebridge (Clare) 2-13 Blackrock (Cork) 1-15 at Cusack Park Ennis
Final – Mount Sion (Waterford) 0-12 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-10 at Semple Stadium Thurles

Midleton matches in the Munster Club Championship

1983

Q-Final – Midleton (Cork) 2-15 Mount Sion (Waterford) 1-7 at Walsh Park Waterford
S-Final – Midleton (Cork) 2-14 Sixmilebridge (Clare) 0-15 at Midleton
Final – Midleton (Cork) 3-6 Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) 1-12 at Kilmallock
Final Replay – Midleton (Cork) 1-14 Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) 1-11 at Kilmallock

1986

Q-Final – Claughan (Limerick) 2-10 Midleton (Cork) 2-10 at Midleton

Q-Final Replay – Claughan (Limerick) 1-10 Midleton (Cork) 1-7 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

1987

Q-Final – Midleton (Cork) 3-12 Clarecastle (Clare) 2-11 at Cusack Park Ennis

S-Final – Midleton (Cork) 2-13 Ballyduff Upper (Waterford) 2-5 at Midleton

Final – Midleton (Cork) 1-12 Cappawhite (Tipperary) 1-11 at Kilmallock

1991

S-Final – Midleton (Cork) 1-9 Lismore (Waterford) 0-10 at Midleton

Final – Cashel King Cormacs (Tipperary) 0-9 Midleton (Cork) 0-6 at Mitchelstown

1994

Q-Final – Midleton (Cork) 2-19 Mount Sion (Waterford) 0-9 at Midleton
S-Final – Kilmallock (Limerick) 0-10 Midleton (Cork) 1-7 at Kilmallock

S-Final Replay – Kilmallock 0-14 Midleton (Cork) 2-7 at Midleton

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.