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.