AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Final – Youghal (Cork) 2-13 Ballina (Tipperary) 2-10

Youghal find an extra edge in hour of glory

By Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Youghal are the Munster Club IHC champions following a titanic battle with Ballina at Mallow yesterday. A huge crowd witnessed an enthralling contest as both teams were reduced to 14 players in the second half, but Youghal held strong to become the first Cork team to receive IHC title since Ballymartle in 2010. Youghal clung on to a three-point advantage in the dying minutes as Ballina searched for the equalising goal.

The final whistle brought great scenes of celebration, and for top-scorer Brendan Ring (0-7), it was a day to savour after an incredible year. “You know we didn’t have the best of starts to the year,” he said. “We were beaten in the first round of the Cork championship but we rallied. You can see that here today. We are going about five years now trying to win a county and you can see how we got here. There are no heroes on this team. We’ve had so many disappointments before, losing semi-finals year after year but there is great credit to all the players and what they have put into it. “The county was our goal, but deep down, we thought we had a team good enough to win the Munster. You are going into the unknown [Munster] but we knew it would take a really good team to beat us. We got the goals at vital stages — we would have been beaten by those goals in the past and today we got them.”

Youghal made a statement early on when Ollie Dempsey finished to the net in the third minute after a brilliant save by Martin McKeogh from a Brendan Ring shot. Ballina answered back with points from Michael Breen and David Hickey but Youghal managed to keep their noses in front courtesy of two fantastic points from standout forward Brendan Ring. Wing forward Brian Stritch was causing problems at the other end which meant the Tipp side were never too far behind. And when his brother Stephen Stritch latched on to a perfect long delivery from Stephen O’Brien to fire past Richard Cunningham in the 18th minute, Ballina took the lead for the first time, 1-6 to 1-5. But Youghal moved quickly to curb their attacking play, switching Dempsey to wing back and introducing Andrew Curtin to full forward. In fact, Curtin had the sliotar in the net soon after but it was disallowed for a square infringement. As Ballina moved ahead by a point, Damien Ring crucially found the net for Youghal after combining with Curtin and this goal gave them a timely interval advantage, 2-6 to 1-7 — but they were also turning to play with the wind.

Points were exchanged before Ballina received a major blow with corner back Brian McKeogh receiving a second yellow card six minutes after the restart, which resulted in a reshuffle with centre-forward Michael Breen (later forced off injured) switching to defence while Barry Ring was the free player for Youghal. Bill Cooper and Curtin edged Youghal four points clear but Ballina were right back in the game when Domhnall McKeogh found the net with the final quarter to play. They trailed 2-8 to 2-9. Damien Ring struck a fine point from play before Ollie Dempsey received a straight red card with 10 minutes remaining. Crucially Brendan Ring converted a pair of frees to make it a four-point match. Barry Ring, John Grace and keeper Cunningham all made vital saves as Ballina were desperate for a goal. A Stephen O’Brien 65m cut the gap to three points but Youghal, not for the first, dug deep. They travel to Ruislip to play St Gabriel’s of London (All Ireland finalists 2012/2013) in the All-Ireland quarter-final next month.

Scorers for Youghal: Brendan Ring (0-7, 4fs), D Ring (1-1), O Dempsey (1-0), B Cooper (0-2), J O’Mahony, L Desmond and A Curtin (0-1 each).

Scorers for Ballina: S Stritch (1-1), M Breen (0-4, 3fs, 1 65), D McKeogh (1-0), S O’Brien (0-2, 1 65), D Hickey, B Stritch and TJ O’Connell (0-1 each).

YOUGHAL: R Cunningham; B O’Sullivan, J Grace, K Walsh; M Cronin, C Spillane, Barry Ring; L Desmond, N Roche; D Ring, A Frahill-O’Connor, B Cooper; J O’Mahony, O Dempsey, Brendan Ring.

Subs: A Curtin for K Walsh (23), B Coleman for A Curtin (60).

BALLINA: M McKeogh; R Kennedy, P Cosgrove, B McKeogh; K Cosgrove, T Collins, D Kent; J O’Brien, S O’Brien; S Stritch, M Breen, B Stritch; D McKeogh, D Hickey, TJ O’Connell.

Subs: E Sheehy for R Kennedy (ht), B O’Connor for M Breen (47 inj), S McKeogh for D McKeogh (55).

Referee: Shane Hourigan (Limerick)

The key moment

After Youghal’s great start, Damien Ring’s goal moments before the break yielded a two-point lead at half-time against the wind.

Pub talk

First time visitors to the Mallow GAA complex were in awe of the fabulous facilities.

Haven’t seen that before

The next generation of Ballina and Youghal hurlers. The underage section provided a guard of honour.

The main man

Brendan Ring was a thorn in Ballina’s side throughout, supplying seven points.

The man in black

Shane Hourigan’s job was made easy by two sporting teams. He consulted with his umpires before disallowing Andrew Curtin’s goal in the first half.

What’s next?

All-Ireland club quarter-final for Youghal against London senior champions St Gabriel’s in Ruislip next month.

When – Sunday November 17th at 2:00pm

Where – Mallow

Referee – Shane Hourigan (Limerick)
Standby Referee – Declan O’Driscoll (Limerick)
Linesman – Jason Mullins (Limerick)
4th Official – Donie Browne (Limerick)
Umpires – Barry O’Donoghue, Padraig Jones, Kevin Sheahan and Joe Browne (Limerick)

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

Next Round – the winners play the British champions in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final on Sunday December 1st.

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

For the Record

Ballina (Tipperary) Youghal (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
2 4
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2012 2010
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 20
Won – 12
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 22
Won – 14
Lost –  6
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 21st 2010 (Munster Club Final)
Ballymartle (Cork) 2-14 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-8
at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals

Sunday October 27th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Youghal (Cork) 4-13 Ardmore (Waterford) 1-12

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

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 3rd

@ Sixmilebridge                               Whitegate (Clare) 0-18 Youghal (Cork) 0-18 (AET)

@ MacDonagh Park Nenagh Ballina (Tipperary) 3-19 St. Brendan’s (Kerry) 0-15

Semi-Final Replay
Sunday November 10th

@ Fermoy                                          Youghal (Cork) 1-16 Whitegate (Clare) 0-8

Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow Ballina (Tipperary) v Youghal (Cork) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

There have been two previous finals between the Tipperary and Cork champions in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship. In 2003, Bride Rovers (Cork) defeated Kilruane MacDonaghs (Tipperary) by 0-14 to 0-11 while in 2010, Ballymartle (Cork) defeated Borrisokane (Tipperary) by 2-14 to 0-8.

Tipperary clubs have won 7 of their last 9 matches in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship dating back to 2010, including 5 in a row courtesy of Silvermines and Ballina. By contrast. from 2005 to 2009 the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Champions were knocked out in their first match in this competition.

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.

The Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Final was last played in Mallow in 2009 when South Liberties (Limerick) defeated Douglas (Cork) by 2-10 to 1-12.

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 (2009) and Ballymartyle (2011) while Kildangan (Tipperary) won the 2004 All-Ireland title.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

List of Winning Teams

2003 – Bride Rovers (Cork) 0-14 Kilruane MacDonagh’s (Tipperary) 0-11

BRIDE ROVERS, CORK: Denis Fitzgerald; Aidan Collins, Niall Fitzgerald, James Murphy; Barry Johnson, Barry Murphy, Brendan Walsh; Padraig Murphy, Brian Murphy; Donal Ryan, Michael Hogan, Terry Broderick; Richard Cahill, Sean Ryan (Captain), Jerome O’Driscoll.

Subs: Pat Cotter for Hogan

2004 – Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-10 Dromin Athlacca (Limerick) 1-4

KILDANGAN, TIPPERARY: Dermot Hogan; Brian Lawlor, Liam Kelly, Michael Ryan, Karl Hogan, Dan Hackett, Ger Slattery (Captain); Brian Kelly, John Maher; Tommy Connors, Liam Karl Flannery, Enda Nolan, Darragh Egan, Hugh Flannery, Conor Hayes.

Subs: Colm McGrath for Maher, Patrick Lynch for Hayes.

2005 – Ballinhassig (Cork) 1-12 Ballyduff Upper (Waterford) 0-13

BALLINHASSIG, CORK: Martin Coleman, Stephen McCarthy, Brian O’Sullivan, Brendan Coleman, James Ahearne, Michael Ahearne, Brendan Lombard, David Brennan, Kevin O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan, John Mullaney, Stephen Dineen, Diarmuid Duggan, Dan O’Callaghan, John O’Sullivan.

Subs: Declan O’Sullivan for John O’Sullivan; Tadhg Coleman for Duggan

 

2006 – Clooney-Quin (Clare) 0-14 Bishopstown (Cork) 1-8

CLOONEY-QUIN, CLARE: Damien O’Halloran; Eoin Gallagher, Pat Markham, Joe O’Loughlin; Adrian Fleming, Cillian Duggan, Enda Harrison; Sean Conheady, Conor Harrison; John Earls, Fergal Lynch, Donnacha Murphy; Brian Shally, Ronan Gallagher, Cathal Egan

Subs: Shane McNamara for John Earls; Mark O’Halloran for Donnacha Murphy

 

2007 – Clonlara (Clare) 1-14 Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) 1-8

CLONLARA, CLARE: Gerard O’Connell, Brian Woods, John Moloney, Paul Collins (Captain) Domhnall O’Donovan, Paul Nihill, Nicholas O’Connell, Cormac O’Donovan, Diarmuid Conway, John Conlan, Tomas O’Donovan, Patrick O’Hare, Darach Honan, Donal Maddan, Thomas Lynch

Sub: Alan O’Connell for Lynch (60th minute). Unused subs – Barry Moloney, Diarmuid O’Meara, William Slattery, Jason Murphy, John Barry, Eoin Hackett, Senan Nihill, Mark Dillon

 

2008 – Blarney (Cork) 2-7 Broadford (Clare) 0-3

BLARNEY, CORK: Ronan Byrne; Danny Cronin (Captain), Darragh McSweeney, Paul O’Leary; Joe Jordan, James Hughes, Stephen O’Donoghue; Brian Hurley, Mark McCarthy; Brian Deasy, Eoin Hallahan, Johnny Hurley; Mark Cremin, Ross McNamara, Colin Murphy

Subs: Gerard O’Donovan for Danny Cronin (27); Eugene McCarthy for Deasy (42); James O’Sullivan for McNamara (55); Dave McCarthy for Hallahan (58); Peter Aherne for Murphy (58)

 

2009 – South Liberties (Limerick) 2-10 Douglas (Cork) 1-12

SOUTH LIBERTIES, LIMERICK: Albert Shanahan; Shane Garry, Niall Shanahan, Tony Carroll; Thomas Ryan, Mark Keane, Shane O’Neill (Captain); William Hickey, Mike Keane; Brian Slattery, Anthony Owens, Rory O’Neill; Colm Godfrey, Ciaran Carbery, David O’Neill

Subs: Eamonn O’Connell for William Hickey (30); Derek Grimes for Colm Godfrey (30); Mike Moynihan for Ciaran Carbery (48)

 

2010 – Ballymartle (Cork) 2-14 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-8

BALLYMARTLE, CORK: Declan McCarthy; Daniel Coleman, Michael Tobin, Declan Dwyer; Daniel Edmonds, Patrick O’Dwyer (Captain), Noel Sheehan; S Corry, Graham Webb; Ruairiy Dwyer, Brian Corry, Barry Dwyer; Paul Coughlan, Jamie Dwyer, Dan Dwyer

Subs: Sean O’Mahoney for Coughlan (h-t), John Kelly for Sheehan (55), Eamonn Kelly for Webb (58), Colm Sheehan for S Corry (59).

2011 – Effin (Limerick) 0-14 Ballyduff (Kerry) 0-11

EFFIN, LIMERICK: Danny O’Donoghue; John P. O’Donnell, Capt., John Dillon, Andrew Dillon; Michael O’Donnell, Nicky Quaid, Michael Rea; James O’Donnell, Patrick Carroll; Pierce O’Kelly, Damien Moloney, Conor Kearney; Tommy Quaid, Timmy Rea, Darren Sheehy

Subs: Enda Kelly for O’Kelly, Hugh O’Neill for Sheehy

2012 – Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-14 Ballyduff (Kerry) 0-8

SILVERMINES, TIPPERARY: Cathal Sherlock; Maurice Leamy, Brendan Timmons, Damien Boland; Dónal Keogh, Ronan Sherlock, Noel Quirke; Cathal Gleeson (Captain), Orrie Quirke; Willie Keogh, David Boland, Seán Quirke; Daniel Keogh, Jason Forde, David Keogh

Subs: Kevin Cuneen for Donal Keogh (27); Paudie Fogarty for Seán Quirke (40); Gary Tuohy for Daniel Keogh (56)

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi Final – Cratloe (Clare) 1-10 Ballinacourty (Waterford) 0-11

Cratloe (Clare) defeated Ballinacourty (Waterford) by 1-10 to 0-11 in the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 17th at Cusack Park Ennis.

When – Sunday November 17th at 2:00pm

Where – Cusack Park Ennis

Referee – Derek O’Mahony (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 in a Waterford venue

Next Round – the winners play Dr. Crokes (Kerry) in the Munster Final on Sunday December 1st at 2:00pm.

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

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

For the Record

Ballinacourty (Waterford) Cratloe (Clare)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
0 3
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
N/A 2009 

(Kilmurry-Ibrickane)

Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 18
Won – 5
Lost –  11
Drawn – 2
Played – 26
Won – 13
Lost –  11
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 7th 2010 at Fraher Field Dungarvan
Stradbally (Waterford) 0-7 Doonbeg (Clare) 0-4

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals
Sunday November 3rd

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Ballinacourty (Waterford) 2-7 Drom-Broadford (Limerick) 0-11

@ Dr. Crokes Killarney       Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-11 Castlehaven (Cork) 0-8

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Saturday November 16th

@ Dr. Crokes Killarney       Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-16 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 1-5

Sunday November 17th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Cratloe (Clare) v Ballinacourty (Waterford) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday December 1st

Odds and Ends

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) are looking to win three Munster Club Senior Football titles in a row. The only club to achieve this feat in the past was Nemo Rangers (Cork) who captured three titles in a row from 2000 to 2002, winning the All-Ireland Club title following their 2002 Munster success.

Ballinacourty’s victory over Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) in the Quarter-Final snapped a three game losing streak for the Waterford champions in this competition dating back to 2010.

Since Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) won the 2009 Munster Club Senior Football title, the Clare champions have failed to win a game in this competition over the last three seasons.

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 15 titles compared to 27 titles for Cork clubs. Since 2000, Kerry have captured 4 Munster club titles. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Ballinacourty reached the 2007 Munster Club Football Final, losing out narrowly to Nemo Rangers (Cork) in the final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-7.

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 17 Munster Club Senior Football champions (6%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football titles – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (15) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL 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 1964  – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Finals – 2002 to 2012

2012 – Dr. Crokes, Kerry 0-19 Castlehaven, Cork 0-12

2011 – Dr. Crokes, Kerry 3-14 UCC, Cork 2-10

2010 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 1-15 Dr. Crokes, Kerry 1-13

2009 – Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Clare 0-7 Kerins O’Rahillys, Kerry 0-6

2008 – Dromcollogher-Broadford, Limerick 0-6 Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Clare 0-5

2007 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 1-10 Ballinacourty, Waterford 1-7

2006 – Dr. Crokes, Kerry 2-5 Nire, Waterford 0-8

2005 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 2-12 St. Senan’s Kilkee, Clare 1-6

2004 – Kilmurry Ibrickane, Clare 0-9 Stradbally, Waterford 0-9 (drawn game);
Kilmurry Ibrickane, Clare 0-9 Stradbally, Waterford 0-8 (replay)

2003 – An Ghaeltacht, Kerry 1-8 St. Senan’s Kilkee 1-6

2002 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 4-15 Monaleen, Limerick 0-6

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.

Munster Club Senior FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter Final – Keel (Kerry) 0-11 Mitchelstown (Cork) 0-3

Keel (Kerry) defeated Mitchelstown (Cork) by 0-11 to 0-3 in the AIB Munster GAA Junior Football Club Championship on Sunday November 17th at Fermoy.

When – Sunday November 17th at 2:00pm

Where – Fermoy

Referee – David Grogan (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 Kerry venue

Next Round – the winners play Mount Sion (Waterford) in the Mun ster semi-final on November 24th at Waterford or Kerry venue.

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

Mitchelstown
(Cork)
Keel
(Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
2 8
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
2007
Canovee (Cork) 1-6 O’Callaghan’s Mills (Clare) 1-5
2012
Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry)
0-20 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 9
Lost – 8
Drawn – 0
Played – 26
Won – 24
Lost –  2
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives December 2nd 2012
(Munster Semi-Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney)
Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2-15 Rockchapel (Cork) 1-8

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Saturday November 16th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

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

The Ragg

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

@ Fermoy                             Mitchelstown (Cork) v Keel (Kerry) 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 24th (Replay date – November 30th)

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

@ Waterford or Kerry venue          Mount Sion (Waterford) v Mitchelstown (Cork) or Keel (Kerry) 2:00pm


Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Kerry’s representatives have won 14 consecutive matches in this competition dating back to 2008 and the last four Munster titles.

The Kerry and Cork representatives have met in each of the last 4 years of the Munster Club Junior Football competition with Kerry winning on each occasion – though none of those games was in the Munster Final.

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 Semi Final – Clyda Rovers (Cork) 0-15 Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 1-4

A cruise for Clyda as they power into final

Clyda Rovers (Cork) 0-15 Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 1-4

By Conor Kane for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Despite a shake in the second half against the comeback specialists, Clyda Rovers’ place in the Munster IFC final was rarely in doubt yesterday in Clonmel. Building from a foundation of general dominance around midfield, Clyda used their short passing to good effect and enjoyed long passages of possession. The presence of 10 separate names on the scoresheet is testament to the hard graft and teamwork which has become a hallmark of the Cork intermediate champions and they were good value for the eight-point gap at the end.

Ballyporeen had previously bridged a nine-point deficit in the previous round before downing De La Salle in a replay but they never looked like getting back on terms with Clyda this time around. Their main threat, Conor Sweeney, was subdued in the middle in the first half and while he upped the tempo after the break and finished with 1-3, it wasn’t enough. Rovers raced to a 0-7 to 0-0 lead inside 22 minutes and the teams were never closer than five points for the rest of the game.

Daniel O’Callaghan dominated midfield, often breaking the ball to the half-forwards who were able to keep attacks going with hand passing before releasing the inside forwards or whoever happened to be pressing forward, to finish off their chances. Ballyporeen’s sole first half response was a Shane Molan point while Conor Sweeney hit the woodwork with his best chance. After the break, Rovers had 10 points on the board before Sweeney converted a penalty to give Ballyporeen some hope but after a Eoin Kearney disallowed “goal”, those hopes faded. Clyda finished strongest with closing points by Paudie Kissane and Colin Ronayne for insurance.

Scorers for Clyda Rovers: J Murphy (0-4, 2fs), Conor O’Sullivan, Cian O’Sullivan (0-2 each), S Ronayne, D O’Callaghan, C Flanagan, P Kissane, C Ronayne, C Buckley, F O’Shea (0-1 each).

Scorers for Ballyporeen: C Sweeney (1-3, 1pen, 2fs), S Molan (0-1).

CLYDA ROVERS: C Conway; N O’Mullane, R Carey, C Kenny; C Buckley, F O’Shea, S Ronayne; D O’Callaghan, C Flanagan; Conor O’Sullivan, P Kissane, G Carey; J Murphy, J O’Hanlon, Cian O’Sullivan. Subs: P Mullane for J O’Hanlon, S O’Connell for G Carey, D Roche for C Flanagan, C Ronayne for J Murphy, R Willis for S Ronayne.

BALLYPOREEN: J English; S O’Callaghan, B Breedy, R O’Callaghan; S Molan, W English, E Morrissey; J O’Callaghan, C Sweeney; J Martin, E Kearney, D Lyons; P Fitzgerald, T Sweeney, D Barrett. Subs: A Crotty for S Molan, S Lynch for S O’Callaghan, N Barrett for D Barrett, F Martin for E Kearney.

Ref: Seán Joy (Kerry)

When – Sunday November 17th at 2:00pm

Where – Clonmel Sportsfield

Referee – Sean Joy (Kerry)

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 Cork venue

Next Round – the winners will play St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay (Clare) in the Munster Final on Sunday November 24th

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

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

For the Record

Ballyporeen (Tipperary) Clyda Rovers (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
0 3
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) N/A 2005
(Carbery Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-7)
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 15
Won – 4
Lost –  10
Drawn – 1
Played – 19
Won – 11
Lost –  7
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 3rd 2012 at Pairc Ui Rinn
(Munster Club Quarter-Final)
St. Vincent’s (Cork) 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 0-6

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals
Sunday November 3rd

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                    Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 2-12 De La Salle (Waterford) 4-6

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) 3-11 St Marys Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-7

Quarter-Final Replay

Sunday November 10th

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 3-8 De La Salle (Waterford) 1-3

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 10th

@ Milltown Malbay              St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) 1-8 Currow (Kerry) 1-7

Sunday November 17th

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                    Clyda Rovers (Cork) v Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 24th
St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) v Clyda Rovers (Cork) or Ballyporeen (Tipperary)

Odds and Ends

Ballyporeen are the second club in the last six seasons to win a match in the Munster Intermediate Football Championship. Mullinahone in 2011 were the other.

Cork clubs have won two of their last eight matches in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship with both wins coming courtesy of St. Vincent’s last year en route to the final.

Clare clubs have a 50% win/loss record since the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship began, winning 10 out of 20 matches.

The victory of St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) over Currow (Kerry) in the semi-final was the first time since 2005 that the Kerry representatives have lost a game in this competition.

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 7 of the 10 Munster titles on offer, including the last 7 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.


Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (7) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry clubs have secured 3 titles courtesy of Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007), St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009) and Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry – 2011/2012). Cork clubs have won 2 All-Ireland titles at this grade – Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004) and Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005).

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi Final – Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) 1-14 Bodyke (Clare) 1-11

Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) defeated Bodyke (Clare) by 1-14 to 1-11 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship on Sunday November 17th at Sixmilebridge.

When – Sunday November 17th @ 2:00pm

Where – Sixmilebridge

Referee – John O’Brien (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 Feenagh

Next Round – the winners qualify for the Munster Final on December 8th at Mallow

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

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

For the Record

Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) Bodyke
(Clare)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 1
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
2003
Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 8
Lost – 9
Drawn – 0
Played – 7
Won – 3
Lost –  4
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 13th 2005 (Munster Club Quarter-Final)
at Shannon –
Hospital Herbertstown (Limerick) 1-14 Parteen (Clare) 1-11

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday November 10th

@ Feenagh                                       Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) 2-8 Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 0-9

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

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Ballysaggart (Waterford) v Grenagh (Cork) @ 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

@ Sixmilebridge                               Bodyke (Clare) v Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) @ 2:00pm

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

@ Cork or Waterford venue           Knockshegowna (Tipperary) v Ballysaggart (Waterford) or Grenagh (Cork) @ 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Limerick clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the last 5 years of the competition including the 2009 Munster title courtesy of Blackrock.

Bodyke are the first club to represent Clare in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship since Meelick took part in 2007.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 9.7 points. The winning club has averaged 20.3 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 10.6 aggregate points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (7) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley
Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH, CORK: Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS, TIPPERARY: Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY, CORK: Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK, LIMERICK: Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN, CORK: Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

2011 – Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
CHARLEVILLE, CORK: Cyrian Curtin; Micheal O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Dennehy; Barry McCarthy, Colm O’Flynn, Brendan Dennehy; James Casey, Daniel O’Flynn (Captain); Derry Murphy, Gavin Kelleher. Alan O’Connor; Andrew Cagney, Mervyn Gammell, James O’Brien
Subs: Mark Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), P.J. O’Halloran for Gammell (58), Denis O’Sullivan for M. O’Flynn (58), Fergus O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), James Foley for D. O’Flynn (58)

2012 – Kildorrery (Cork) 1-11 St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 0-12
KILDORRERY, CORK: James McEniry; Niall Kelly, Shane Fitzgerald, Liam Kelly; John Howard, Mikey Walsh, Michael Lillis; Cormac O’Baoill, Jerry McCarthy; Eamonn O’Connor, Richie McEniry (Captain), Will Fuohy; Dave Kelly, Peter O’Brien, Finbarr Stapleton
Subs: Seán Kelly for Fuohy (52)

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Quarter Final – Ballysaggart (Waterford) 1-12 Grenagh (Cork) 1-9

Ballysaggart (Waterford) defeated Grenagh (Cork) by 1-12 to 1-9 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship on Sunday November 17th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

When – Sunday November 17th @ 2:00pm

Where – Sixmilebridge

Referee – John O’Brien (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 Feenagh

Next Round – the winners qualify for the Munster Final on December 8th at Mallow

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

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

For the Record

Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) Bodyke
(Clare)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 1
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
2003
Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 8
Lost – 9
Drawn – 0
Played – 7
Won – 3
Lost –  4
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 13th 2005 (Munster Club Quarter-Final)
at Shannon –
Hospital Herbertstown (Limerick) 1-14 Parteen (Clare) 1-11

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday November 10th

@ Feenagh                                       Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) 2-8 Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 0-9

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

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Ballysaggart (Waterford) v Grenagh (Cork) @ 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

@ Sixmilebridge                               Bodyke (Clare) v Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) @ 2:00pm

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

@ Cork or Waterford venue           Knockshegowna (Tipperary) v Ballysaggart (Waterford) or Grenagh (Cork) @ 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Limerick clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the last 5 years of the competition including the 2009 Munster title courtesy of Blackrock.

Bodyke are the first club to represent Clare in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship since Meelick took part in 2007.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 9.7 points. The winning club has averaged 20.3 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 10.6 aggregate points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (7) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley
Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH, CORK: Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS, TIPPERARY: Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY, CORK: Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK, LIMERICK: Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN, CORK: Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

2011 – Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
CHARLEVILLE, CORK: Cyrian Curtin; Micheal O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Dennehy; Barry McCarthy, Colm O’Flynn, Brendan Dennehy; James Casey, Daniel O’Flynn (Captain); Derry Murphy, Gavin Kelleher. Alan O’Connor; Andrew Cagney, Mervyn Gammell, James O’Brien
Subs: Mark Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), P.J. O’Halloran for Gammell (58), Denis O’Sullivan for M. O’Flynn (58), Fergus O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), James Foley for D. O’Flynn (58)

2012 – Kildorrery (Cork) 1-11 St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 0-12
KILDORRERY, CORK: James McEniry; Niall Kelly, Shane Fitzgerald, Liam Kelly; John Howard, Mikey Walsh, Michael Lillis; Cormac O’Baoill, Jerry McCarthy; Eamonn O’Connor, Richie McEniry (Captain), Will Fuohy; Dave Kelly, Peter O’Brien, Finbarr Stapleton
Subs: Seán Kelly for Fuohy (52)

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-16 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 1-5

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) defeated Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) by 3-16 to 1-5 in the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship on Saturday November 16th at Dr. Crokes GAA Grounds Killarney.

O’Leary believes Crokes too comfortable at home

Dr Crokes 3-16 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-5

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dr Crokes stretched their average winning margin over their last three games to 13 on Saturday — but joint-manager Noel O’Leary believes there’s something still missing from their performances. This provincial semi-final victory, their eighth consecutive win in Munster, in front of 1,142 crowd on their home patch, sealed their fourth consecutive final appearance. In an ill-tempered contest where Michael Collins issued three red cards and 14 yellows, including four pairs, Dr Crokes eased away from the dual Tipperary champions in the last 17 minutes.

Loughmore-Castleiney’s decision to change tact and adopt an aggressive — often overly-aggressive — approach at the start of the second half initially appeared to be working. Even though they lost Cian Hennessy to a second yellow card just five minutes after he picked up his first, they had cut the margin to four points by the 38th minute.

However, that turned out to be their last score of the game as Colm Cooper, sensing his side’s difficulty, moved out the field and started to pull the strings. It was his beautifully-delivered pass into Jamie Doolan which led to Brian Looney’s goal in the 43rd minute that effectively ended the game as a contest. Cooper was also involved in Kieran O’Leary’s goal three minutes later, finding his Kerry team-mate whose neat one-two with Gavin O’Shea put him in for the score. Loughmore-Castleiney were out on their feet going into the final 10 minutes and the game turned into a procession for Crokes.

While happy with elements of his team’s performance, O’Leary knows his side have to prove themselves outside the county having won their last two games on their own ground; their last three including the county final all taking place on Lewis Road. “We’re not the finished article yet. There’s something still amiss in us. Are we too complacent that we’re playing at home? Is it about time now that we got out of the county and see if we’re really made of steel in the Munster final?”

Crokes have never made any secret of their aspirations for a second Andy Merrigan Cup, with Cooper featuring in ads speaking about its elusiveness. But if they are to do that, it’s tough love they’ll need, explained O’Leary. “We’re very critical of our players. I suppose we’re wrong in what we’re doing. We expect 100% all of the time and we can’t get 100% all of the time, but we want it. “These players bring 100% to training but come the games they’re just lacking that small little bit. Hopefully, they’ll get it right the next day.” O’Leary described the game as an awkward one made more difficult by the stoppages in play. “We expected a tough game but we didn’t expect it tougher than we got here. But we got over it and 3-16 is good kicking and we’ll move onto the final. “When the players were left to play football, it was a great game. But it was stop-start, there were yellow and red cards being flashed, which was sad. The GAA is not like that. It should be just reffed normally and players left to get on with the game.”

The Crokes management team of O’Leary and Vince Casey were visibly angry with the ease at which Loughmore-Castleiney slalomed their way through the defence in the opening half. Although the home team were eight points to the good by the 21st minute, Cooper’s 12th-minute penalty helping them on their way, they conceded one themselves in the 23rd minute. Goalkeeper David Moloney brought down David Kennedy and John McGrath, Loughmore-Castleiney’s only scorer until Ciaran McGrath posted their last point, found the net from the spot. Crokes were 1-8 to 1-3 at the break but Luke Quinn had to make a desperate clearance off the line just before half-time.

A catalogue of off-the-ball incidents pockmarked the restart and despite losing Hennessy, Loughmore-Castleiney were making gains. But the wind died in their sails after Looney’s goal as the reigning Munster champions’ superiority kicked in. At the death, John Ryan and Chris Brady were shown straight red cards after an entanglement. Loughmore-Castleiney’s Noel McGrath paid tribute to Crokes’ panache, which was the primary difference between the sides. “We knew coming down here we were coming up against a serious team and they showed that in the finish. But we knew if we could get around them, we have serious footballers on our team as well, and for 40 to 45 minutes we done really well. “But their class shone through in the finish and they got a few scores. We gave it our all and I don’t think there’s much more we could have asked for.”

Scorers for Dr Crokes: B Looney 1-6; C Cooper 1-3 (1-0pen, 0-1f); K O’Leary 1-2; J Doolan 0-3; D Casey (f), A O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Loughmore-Castleiney: J McGrath 1-4 (1-0pen, 0-3f); C McGrath 0-1.

DR CROKES: D Moloney; L Quinn, J Payne, K Ward; S Myers, F Fitzgerald, E Brosnan; A O’Donovan, J Buckley; B Looney, D Casey, A O’Sullivan; K O’Leary, C Cooper, J Doolan.

Subs: D O’Leary for K Ward (28); G O’Shea for A O’Donovan (38); S Doolan for S Myers (46); M Moloney for J Payne (49); C Brady for K O’Leary (51).

LOUGHMORE-CASTLEINEY: D Brennan; L Egan, J Meagher, T Long; T King, C McGrath, J Ryan; N McGrath, J McGrath; A McGrath, D Kennedy, C Hennessy; E Sweeney, L McGrath, D Bourke.

Subs: M Webster for D Bourke (41); J Nyland for A McGrath (49); J Hennessy for T Long (52); W Eviston for N McGrath (inj, 60); T McGrath for D Kennedy (60+1).

Red cards: C Hennessy (36, second yellow); J Ryan (59).

Referee: M Collins (Cork)

 

Dr. Crokes advanced to the final of the Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship on Saturday for the fourth year in a row with a comfortable 17-point victory over Loughmore-Castleiney. The Kerry champions proved far too strong for the Tipperary outfit, and their bid for three provincial titles in a row remains firmly on course. They will play either Ballinacourty (Waterford) or Cratloe (Clare) in the final. That game takes place on Sunday.

Dr. Crokes lead 1-8 to 1-3 at the break, with Colm Cooper netting their goal from the penalty spot in the 10th minute. Crokes lead by eight points until John McGrath’s 23rd minute penalty brought Loughmore-Castleiney back into it. However, although the Tipperary side managed to cut the gap down to four at one point in the second half, Brian Looney’s goal put Crokes eight ahead, and when it was followed by a superb strike from Kieran O’Leary, the game was effectively over as a contest. Dr. Crokes closed out the final quarter with seven unanswered points while a late red card for Loughmore-Castleiney’s John Ryan completed a difficult day for the vanquished Tipp men.

When – Sunday November 17th at 2:30pm

Where – Dr. Crokes GAA Grounds Killarney

Referee – Michael Collins (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 23rd in a Tipperary venue

Next Round – the winners play Ballinacourty (Waterford) or the Clare champions in the Munster Final on Sunday December 1st at 2:00pm.

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

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

For the Record

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Dr. Crokes
1990, 1991, 2006, 2011, 2012)

0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
2012 N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
15 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2012 

(Dr. Crokes)

N/A
Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 26
Won – 17
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 17
Won – 3
Lost –  13
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 18th 2012 at Dr. Crokes GAA Club Grounds Killarney (Munster Club Semi-Final)
Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-14 Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-6

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals
Sunday November 3rd

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Ballinacourty (Waterford) 2-7 Drom-Broadford (Limerick) 0-11

@ Dr. Crokes Killarney Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-11 Castlehaven (Cork) 0-8

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Saturday November 16th

@ Dr. Crokes Killarney                   Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2:30pm

Sunday November 17th

@ Doonbeg or Cusack Park Ennis          Doonbeg or Cratloe (Clare) v Ballinacourty (Waterford) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday December 1st

Odds and Ends

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) are looking to win three Munster Club Senior Football titles in a row. The only club to achieve this feat in the past was Nemo Rangers (Cork) who captured three titles in a row from 2000 to 2002, winning the All-Ireland Club title following their 2002 Munster success.

Tipperary clubs have gone 8 consecutive games in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship without a victory. The last success for a Tipperary club was the win of Aherlow over Father Caseys (Limerick) by 1-7 to 0-6 in the 2006 Munster Quarter-Final.

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 15 titles compared to 27 titles for Cork clubs. Since 2000, Kerry have captured 4 Munster club titles. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 17 Munster Club Senior Football champions (6%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football titles – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (15) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL 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 1964  – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Finals – 2002 to 2012

2012 – Dr. Crokes, Kerry 0-19 Castlehaven, Cork 0-12

2011 – Dr. Crokes, Kerry 3-14 UCC, Cork 2-10

2010 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 1-15 Dr. Crokes, Kerry 1-13

2009 – Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Clare 0-7 Kerins O’Rahillys, Kerry 0-6

2008 – Dromcollogher-Broadford, Limerick 0-6 Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Clare 0-5

2007 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 1-10 Ballinacourty, Waterford 1-7

2006 – Dr. Crokes, Kerry 2-5 Nire, Waterford 0-8

2005 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 2-12 St. Senan’s Kilkee, Clare 1-6

2004 – Kilmurry Ibrickane, Clare 0-9 Stradbally, Waterford 0-9 (drawn game);
Kilmurry Ibrickane, Clare 0-9 Stradbally, Waterford 0-8 (replay)

2003 – An Ghaeltacht, Kerry 1-8 St. Senan’s Kilkee 1-6

2002 – Nemo Rangers, Cork 4-15 Monaleen, Limerick 0-6

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.


Munster Club Senior
FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter Final – Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick) 2-10 Drom & Inch (Tipperary) 3-6

Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick) defeated Drom & Inch (Tipperary) by 2-10 to 3-6 in the AIB Munster GAA Junior Football Club Championship on Saturday November 16th at the Tipperary Camogie Grounds The Ragg.

When – Saturday November 16th at 2:00pm

Where – Tipperary Camogie Grounds The Ragg

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 23rd at a Limerick venue

Next Round – the winners play Coolmen (Clare) in the Munster semi-final on November 24th at Clare or Limerick venue.

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

Drom & Inch
(Tipperary)
Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A N/A
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 13
Won – 3
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Played – 15
Won – 6
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 18th 2012
(Munster Quarter-Final at Borrisokane)
Cappamore (Limerick) 2-7 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-6

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Saturday November 16th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

@ Tipperary Camogie Grounds    Drom & Inch (Tipperary) v

The Ragg                                         Feohanagh / Castlemahon  (Limerick) 2:00pm

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

@ Fermoy                             Mitchelstown (Cork) v Keel (Kerry) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals
(Extra time)
Sunday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday November 30th)

@ Clare or Limerick venue                        Coolmeen (Clare) v Drom & Inch (Tipperary) or Feohanagh / Castlemahon (Limerick) 2:00pm

@ Waterford or Kerry venue          Mount Sion (Waterford) v Mitchelstown (Cork) or Keel (Kerry) 2:00pm


Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Tipperary’s representatives have won two of their last seven matches in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship dating back to 2008, the two victories coming courtesy of Kildangan in 2011.

Limerick’s representatives have won at least one game in four of the last five seasons in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship, reaching four of the last five Munster Finals.

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

 

Clare Senior Football Championship Final – Cratloe 0-10 Doonbeg 0-7

Cratloe defeated Doonbeg by 0-10 to 0-7 in the Clare Senior Football Championship Final on Saturday November 16th at Cusack Park Ennis.

Cratloe glee as first title secured

Cratloe 0-10 Doonbeg 0-7

Report by Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

As Martin Óg Murphy delivered his acceptance speech to a delighted Cratloe following, Brendan Bugler and Fergal Lynch are to be found to the rear of Colm Collins’ squad, gathered tightly in front of the main stand. Cratloe’s adopted sons share a quiet word, a smile or two flashed, but refrain from engaging in the zealous celebrations of their team-mates. It’s understandable. Lynch linked up with the panel only earlier this year, while Saturday was Bugler’s first afternoon to don the blue jersey in 2013. There is no doubting the pair’s commitment but it’s fair to say the victory registered greater with Podge Collins, Cathal McInerney and the aforementioned captain; Cratloe born and bred. “It is a different type of a feeling,” surmised Lynch. “If you were from your own club, it would be the lads you grew up with and the fellas you went to school with. Look it, I am playing with these lads with Clare for the last number of years. I know them all very well from my ties with Cratloe. It means as much to win a championship with them as it does with anyone else. “Our first championship match this year was against Quilty and that was my first day togging out. I am married down this country and I was kind of forced in by Colm [Collins]. Unfortunately my own club had no team. We won a couple of junior A and junior B championships. I’d say not too many people in the country have a junior B, two junior As and a senior championship medal. It is great, really. Any day you win a county championship is very special. It is great to win a championship, no matter what club you are from.”

In what was a desperately poor, error-ridden encounter, both sides started tentatively enough, neither willing to throw down the gauntlet. Podge Collins and Brian Dillon exchanged opening efforts, but it was wasn’t until Liam Markham delivered two beauties on the hop that the sizeable gathering begun to get some return on the €15 admission fee. Doonbeg, to be fair, were breaking even around the middle, but never threatened in front of goal unless talisman David Tubridy was the player in possession. The Clare forward levelled matters with two consecutive efforts, though it was far from a memorable afternoon for the championship’s top scorer as he kicked wide three first-half frees and was starved of possession when moved to the edge of the square.

Tied at 0-3 apiece, the winners made the crucial burst on the run in to the break. Cathal McInerney punished corner-back Cian Clancy for his foul on Podge Collins, before landing two more placed ball efforts in the subsequent action. Colm Collins’ squad led by double scores at the break and never looked back thereafter. “We knew Doonbeg were really going to shore up in defence,” said Lynch. “On our mind was to keep possession and pull the trigger any time we got a chance. At half-time, we knew all we had to do was keep our heads. Thankfully, at the end of the day we came out on top.” Tubridy narrowed the deficit to two (0-6 to 0-4) at the change of ends, that however, was as close as Doonbeg would come with McInerney, Martin Óg Murphy, Sean and Podge Collins floating over further points to seal a first Clare title for the Cratloe men.

Scorers for Cratloe: C McInerney (0-4fs), P Collins, L Markham (0-2 each), S Collins, M Óg Murphy (0-1 each).

Scorers for Doonbeg: D Tubridy (0-5, 0-3fs, 1 45), B Dillon, C Downes (0-1 each).

CRATLOE: P De Loughrey; S Chaplin, B Duggan, D Ryan; M Óg Murphy, M Hawes, E Boyce; F Lynch, C Duggan; L Markham, P Collins, S Collins; C McInerney, C Ryan, C McGrath.

Subs: P Chaplin for McGrath (58).

DOONBEG: E Tubridy; P Gallagher, C Whelan, C Clancy; P Ahern, B Dillon, J Blake; F O’Dea, C Dillon; R Good, D Tubridy, S O’Brien; C Downes, E Doyle, S Ryan.

Subs: J Whelan for Clancy (50), B Egan for Gallagher (54), P Dillon for Ryan (58).

Referee: Barry Kelly (Miltown).

 

Cratloe made history in the Clare Senior Football Championship Final on Saturday as they defeated Doonbeg to win their first ever title at that level.

It was a momentous day for a club most commonly associated with hurling, as reflected by three of their players winning hurling All Stars recently. All three – Conor McGrath, Podge Collins and Conor Ryan – played for their club’s footballers on Saturday, and aided by fellow Clare senior star Cathal McInerney, helped Cratloe into a 0-6 to 0-3 half-time lead.

That lead had extended to five points when Podge Collins slipped one over with 12 minutes to go, and although Doonbeg managed a couple of points before the end, Cratloe hung on to complete a memorable victory.

However, their celebrations will have to be on hold for a while – they face Waterford champions Ballinacourty in the Munster semi-final tomorrow afternoon.


AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 0-20 Passage (Waterford) 3-9

Downes inspires Na Piarsaigh to reach Munster senior hurling final

Report by Jackie Cahill for thescore.ie

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

KEVIN Downes inspired Na Piarsaigh to yet another hard-fought victory in the AIB Munster senior club hurling championship this afternoon. The Limerick star notched six points from play as Na Piarsaigh, provincial champions in 2011, advanced to a second final in three seasons. There, they will face Cork champions Midleton or Clare representatives Sixmilebridge in a fortnight’s time.

In a humdinger at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon, Na Piarsaigh dug out a two-point victory against Passage in a fixture watched by 1,350 spectators. On an overcast afternoon, late points from Alan Dempsey and that man Downes settled a seesaw affair that was level eight times. And for Na Piarsaigh manager Sean Stack, the nightmare scenario could now unfold if he’s pitted against his beloved Sixmilebridge in the final. Midway through the second half, it appeared that Na Piarsaigh were on course for a comfortable win, after the Limerick kingpins opened up a five-point lead, 0-15 to 2-4. They could have been further ahead too, but for a string of fine saves by brilliant Passage goalkeeper Eddie Lynch, who preserved a clean sheet. At the other end, Na Piarsaigh conceded three goals and could have let in another had corner-forward Kevin Ryan not denied Eoin Kelly with a brilliant penalty save in the second half. Former Waterford star Kelly had rattled the back of the Na Piarsaigh net with a first half penalty, after the full-forward was himself fouled.

That followed a fortuitous early goal for Owen Connors, as Na Piarsaigh goalkeeper Padraic Kennedy fumbled a speculative long-range effort into the net. A third goal for Passage, in the 47th minute, was brilliantly finished from an acute angle by John Whitty, after Thomas Connors had created the opening. Back to within a point, Passage were then level through sub Joe McClean and although Na Piarsaigh ensured parity again, two points from Owen Connors nudged a dogged Passage ahead.

In a gripping finish, the sides were level twice more but Na Piarsaigh, lining out without suspended full-back Kieran Breen, found the extra gear to claim victory, with Downes lofting over a sensational late score. Passage can look back with huge pride on a landmark campaign that saw them capture a very first county title and they performed heroically again yesterday without county star Noel Connors, who is travelling abroad.

Scorers for Na Piarsaigh: Kevin Downes 0-6, Shane Dowling 0-5 (0-3f), Pat Gleeson & Adrian Breen 0-3 each, Alan Dempsey, William O’Donoghue & Kieran Kennedy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Passage: O Connors 1-4 (0-2 65′s, 0-1f), Eoin Kelly 1-1 (1-0 pen), John Whitty 1-0, Killian Fitzgerald 0-2, Thomas Connors & Joe McClean 0-1 each.

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

Subs: Brian Hartnett for O’Brien (53), John Madden for Kennedy (53), Aidan Hennessy for Gleeson (60+1).

PASSAGE: Eddie Lynch; Jason Roche, Mark Wyse, Joseph Upton; Pa Walsh, Stephen Mason, Mitchell Baldwin; Killian Fitzgerald, John Whitty; Owen Connors, Conor Carey, Thomas Connors; Rory Walsh, Eoin Kelly, Sean Hogan.

Subs: Joe McClean for Walsh (47).

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)

Fixture Details

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi-Final

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Passage (Waterford)

Venue: Gaelic Grounds Limerick @ 2:00pm

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)

Extra time if necessary

When – Sunday November 10th at 2:00pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Colm Lyons (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 16nd at a Waterford venue

Next Round – the winners qualify for the Munster Club Final 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

Passage (Waterford) Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)
2013 Team Manager Peter Queally Sean Stack
2013 Team Captain Conor Carey and Eoin Kelly James O’Brien
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 0 1
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
N/A 2011
(Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 1-13 Crusheen, Clare 0-9 (Replay)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
5 6
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2010
(De La Salle, Waterford 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields, Tipperary 0-8)
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 – 28
Won – 18
Lost –  9
Drawn – 1
Played – 23
Won – 9
Lost –  12
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 13th 2011 at Walsh Park Waterford
(Munster Club Semi-Final) –
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-9 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-12
Three late Na Piarsaigh goals by Shane Dowling (2) and David Breen helped the Limerick champions to a come from behind victory over Ballygunner

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 (Replay date – Saturday November 16th)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Passage (Waterford) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 2:00pm

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

@ Cork venue Newmarket-on-Fergus or Sixmilebridge (Clare) v Midleton (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

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

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

From 2010 through 2013, the travelling team has won 9 of the 10 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 4 seasons.

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 3 wins and 1 draw.

Passage will take part in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship for the first time having won their maiden Waterford title against Ballygunner on Sunday October 13th. Waterford clubs have won their first game in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship for five consecutive years dating back to 2008, the longest streak of any county since Tipperary champions had a five year run of winning one game from 2003 to 2007. Can Passage extend this run to six consecutive years with victory over Na Piarsaigh?

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 27 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.