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 for more information

For the Record

Mount Sion
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


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)