Cork defeated Limerick by 3-15 to 0-8 in the Cadbury Munster GAA Football Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday March 19th at Pairc Ui Rinn.
Hayes content as Cork cut loose
Cork 3-15 Limerick 0-08
By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Sixteen points separated the sides at the end as Cork remained on track for a fourth consecutive Munster U21 football title at Páirc Uí Rinn last night. Three first-half goals went a long way towards seeing off a Limerick side who were never really given a chance to compete, with Dan Mac Eoin (scorer of 1-5), Alan Cadogan (1-4) and Mark Sugrue (1-2) standing out in the Cork attack.
Given that a big victory was widely expected beforehand, Cork manager Seán Hayes was not getting carried away. “You can’t read too much into it,” he said. “We did the job, we won the game, that’s what we hoped for, not to get caught. Sometimes these can be banana skins but we got the goals in the first half. “We weren’t right, we made an awful lot of silly mistakes and we have to improve, but it’s good to have a bit of room for improvement. “We were asking them to keep the workrate up in the second half, but it’s easy on the sideline, they knew on the field it was won. They went through the motions I know but we won and we have a final against Tipperary on April 9, that’s a different battle.”
What will have been encouraging is that Cork achieved victory without Cathal Vaughan, Kevin Crowley and Brian O’Driscoll, all of whom have been involved with the seniors. Hayes is optimistic that they will be back for the final in a few weeks. “We’d hope so,” he said. “I wouldn’t know the dates, but they were all running at half-time. Kevin Kavanagh pulled out as well, so we were missing a few players who’d be challenging for starting spots. “The other side of that was that we were able to give Sam Ryan and Alan O’Connor a first time ever wearing the Cork jersey in championship.”
Cork gave notice of their attacking incisiveness as early as the second minute, when Seán Kiely and Dan Mac Eoin cut through the visitors’ cover. When the ball was worked to Alan Cadogan, he handpassed across and while Cian O’Sullivan’s palmed effort was just over, it was clear there were goals there for the hosts.
The clock hadn’t even reached 10 minutes when the first of them arrived, Mark Sugrue profiting from David Harrington’s pass to make it 1-3 to 0-1. Limerick responded through Danny Neville and Kevin Moore but then Cadogan got Cork’s second goal, finishing smartly after the ball had broken around the goalmouth.
When Mac Eoin had the easy task of palming in Cadogan’s handpass shortly after that, it was 3-3 to 0-4. With Ian Maguire very influential at midfield, Cork then reeled off four unanswered points, Mac Eoin with a pair of beauties and Sugrue and Cadogan also on target.
Neville and Mike Fitzgibbon pointed for Limerick before half-time to leave them trailing by 10 at the break, but another two points was all they managed in the second period. Cork had pushed 14 clear before withdrawing their stars as the life began to seep out of the game. Harrington should probably have had a fourth goal but for a good save by James O’Meara and sub John Corkery also got on the scoresheet.
At the other end, Darragh Treacy — who has started for Limerick seniors in the league this year but was only introduced as a first-half sub here — came close to a goal but a great Jamie Davis block meant that only a 45 was coughed up. That was emblematic of the strong Cork defending throughout, and Hayes knows that it will be important again in the decider. “They’re a good team (Tipperary), they won the minor All-Ireland three years ago,” he said. “We’ll be the underdogs even though it’s on in Cork. They beat Cork by nine points in the Munster minor final, so we know it’s going to be tough.”
Scorers for Cork: D Mac Eoin 1-5 (one free), A Cadogan 1-4, M Sugrue 1-2 (one free), C O’Sullivan 0-2, D Harrington, J Corkery 0-1 each.
Scorers for Limerick: D Neville (two frees), K Moore (one free), M Fitzgibbon 0-2 each, S O’Dea, J Mullins 0-1 each.
CORK: M Martin; J Davis, C Dorman, S Cronin; K Fulignati, S White, K Histon; K O’Hanlon, I Maguire; M Sugrue, C O’Sullivan, S Kiely; D Mac Eoin, D Harrington, A Cadogan.
Subs: S Ryan for Dorman, D Murphy for Maguire, C McIntyre for Mac Eoin (all 45), A O’Connor for White (53), J McDonnell for Martin (55).
LIMERICK: J O’Meara; R Meagher, K Brosnan, A Finnegan; T McCarthy, K Larkin, S Cahill; G Hegarthy, S O’Dea; R Glynn, D Neville, M Fitzgibbon; S McSweeney, J Mullins, K Moore.
Subs: B Finn for Cahill (15, injured), D Treacy for McSweeney (26), S Cusack for McCarthy (46), E O’Donnell for Moore (52).
Referee: R Hickey (Clare).
Cork claim 16-point win over Limerick to maintain bid for Munster U21 four-in-a-row
Cork 3-15 Limerick 0-8
Report from thescore.ie
GOALS FROM MARK Sugrue, Alan Cadogan and Dan MacEoin helped Cork cruise into the Munster U21 football final tonight with a comfortable semi-final win over Limerick at Páirc Uí Rinn.
MacEoin scored 1-5 with Cadogan grabbing 1-4 as the Rebels kept alive their hopes of a fourth successive provincial title at the grade. They will now face Tipperary in the final for the second successive year but will have home advantage for the game on April 9th.
Mark Sugrue struck Cork’s first goal in the 10th minute, the hosts led by 1-3 to 0-1 and further strikes to the net followed by Cadogan and MacEoin as Cork raced clear by 3-3 to 0-4.
By the break they had extended that advantage to 3-7 to 0-6 as Cork built on last week’s opening round victory over Kerry in Tralee. Danny Neville and Mike Fitzgibbon did their best to keep Limerick in touch on the scoreboard but they never looked like overhauling Cork. Even with senior defenders Kevin Crowley and Brian O’Driscoll absent through injury, Cork did the business to ensure their hopes of claiming a fourth successive Munster U21 title are still on track.
Scorers for Cork: Dan Mac Eoin 1-5 (0-1 free), Alan Cadogan 1-4, Mark Sugrue 1-2 (0-1 free), Cian O’Sullivan 0-2, David Harrington, John Corkery 0-1 each.
Scorers for Limerick: Danny Neville (0-2 frees), Kevin Moore (0-1 free), Mike Fitzgibbon 0-2 each, Sean O’Dea, Jason Mullins 0-1 each.
CORK: Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers); Jamie Davis (Douglas), Conor Dorman (Bishopstown), Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers); Kevin Fulignati (Nemo Rangers), Seán White (Clonakilty), Kieran Histon (Cobh); Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s); Mark Sugrue (Bandon), Cian O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers), Sean Kiely (Ballincollig); Dan MacEoin (Ilen Rovers), David Harrington (Adrigole), Alan Cadogan (Douglas).
Sub: John Corkery (Aghabullogue).
LIMERICK: James O’Mara (Fr Caseys); Alan Finnegan (Na Piarsiagh), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Ryan Meagher (St Patricks); Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Kieran Larkin (Banogue), Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins); Gearoid Hegarthy (St Patricks), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Danny Neville (Askeaton-Ballysteen), Ryan Glynn (Bruff); Kevin Moore (Glin), Jason Mullins (St Patricks), Sean McSweeney (St Kierans).
Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 19TH 2014
CADBURY MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL
Cork v Limerick
Corcaigh v Luimneach
Venue: Páirc Uí Rinn, Corcaigh at 7.30pm
Referee: Rory Hickey (An Clár)
Extra Time if necessary
Next Round – the winners play Tipperary or Clare in the Munster Final on Wednesday April 9th at 7:30pm
Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Limerick team to play Cork: James O’Mara (Fr Caseys); Alan Finnegan (Na Piarsiagh), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Ryan Meagher (St Patricks); Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Kieran Larkin (Banogue), Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins); Gearoid Hegarthy (St Patricks), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Danny Neville (Askeaton-Ballysteen), Ryan Glynn (Bruff); Kevin Moore (Glin), Jason Mullins (St Patricks), Sean McSweeney (St Kierans)
The Cork U21 Football team to play Limerick on Wednesday night at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn will line out as follows:
1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)
2. Jamie Davis (Douglas
3. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown – Captain)
4. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
5. Kevin Fulignati (Nemo Rangers)
6. Seán White (Clonakilty)
7. Kieran Histon (Cobh)
8. Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig)
9. Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s)
10. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)
11. Cian O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers)
12. Sean Kiely (Ballincollig)
13. Dan MacEoin (Ilen Rovers)
14. David Harrington (Adrigole)
15. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
16. James McDonnell (St. Finbarr’s)
17. Sam Ryan (St. Finbarr’s)
18. Alan O’Connor (St. Finbarr’s)
19. Tomás O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
20. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline)
21. Killian McIntyre (Carrigaline)
22. John Corkery ( Aghabullogue)
23. Conor Horgan (Nemo Rangers)
24. Darragh Murphy (Valley Rovers)
There are three changes to the starting fifteen for Wednesday night’s game. Kevin Crowley aggravated a groing injury during the Allianz League defeat to Mayo on Sunday, while Brian O’Driscoll has not recovered from the hamstring problem which saw him taken off during the defeat of Kerry. Kevin Fulignati (Nemo Rangers) and Kieran Histon (Cobh) are their replacements at wing back, while Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig) starts at mid-field in place of Darragh Murphy.
Cathal Vaughan, who was withdrawn due to injury before the quarter-final, is not yet fully fit, and TJ Brosnan continues his recovery from a broken jaw.
Additional Panel Members
Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary) – Not considered due to injury
Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh) – Not considered due to injury
Kevin Crowley (Millstreet) – Not considered due to injury
TJ Brosnan (Newmarket) – Not considered due to injury
Dylan Quinn (St. Finbarr’s) – Not considered due to injury
Sam Oakes ( Bishopstown) – Not considered due to injury
Paddy Rossiter (O’Donovan Rossa)
Anthony Casey ( Kiskeam)
Killian O’Connor (Mallow)
Kevin Davis (O’Donovan Rossa)
John Leahy (Clonakilty)
Mark Quinn ( Dohenys)
LIMERICK PANEL: James O’Mara (Fr Caseys Abbeyfeale); Brian Bourke (Na Piarsiagh), Sam Mullins (Claughaun), Ryan Meagher (St Patricks), Alan Finnegan (Na Piarsiagh), Shane Cusack (Ahane), Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Joey Healy (Newcastle West), Paul White (St Marys Sean Finns Rathkeale), Kevin O’Donoghue (Hospital-Herbertstown), Darren Jones (St Mary Sean Finns Rathkeale), Brian Finn (Bruff), Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Ryan Glynn (Bruff), Conor Sheehan (Cappamore), Darragh Treacy (St Kierans), Cian Sheehan (Newcastle West), Denis O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Eoin O’Donnell (St Mary Sean Finns Rathkeale), Kieran Larkin (Croom), Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Peter Hodnett (Na Piarsiagh), Sean McSweeney (St Kierans), Danny Neville (Askeaton-Ballysteen), Jerry Flavin (Fedamore), Jack Flavin (Fedamore), Jason Mullins (St Patricks), Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Evan Quinlan (Monaleen), Kevin Moore (Glin), Patrick Stack (Dromcollogher-Broadford)
For the Record
|2014 Team Management||
Diarmuid Sheehy (Manager)
Kieran Dore, Moss McCarthy, & Brian McCarthy
Manager – Seán Hayes
Coach – Gene O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh)
Sean Bownes (Castlemartyr), Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown),
Kevin Brosnan (Monagea)
Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)
|2013 Championship Performance||
Lost to Limerick by 2-11 to 0-14 in the semi-final at Páirc nan Gael Limerick.
Defeated Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary to win the Munster Final before losing to Galway in the All-Ireland Final.
|Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles||
|Last Munster Under 21 Football Title||
|Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000||Played – 21
Won – 8
Lost – 13
Drawn – 0
|Played – 32
Won – 26
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
|Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship||2013 Semi-Final at Páirc na nGael – Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11
Brian Hurley scored 1-5 (1-2 from play) and John O’Rourke scored 1-2 as Cork advanced to the final with a 9 point win.
|What happened 3 years ago?2011 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up||Lost by 1-13 to 0-9 to Tipperary in the first round before losing to Clare by 1-10 to 0-10 in the play-off game for a semi-final place.||Defeated Clare on two occasions before losing to Tipperary by 3-11 to 1-9 in the Munster Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.|
2014 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results
Wednesday March 12th
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Cork 0-18 v Kerry 2-8
@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Tipperary 0-19 v Waterford 2-3
Wednesday March 19th
@ Pairc Ui Rinn Cork v Limerick
@ Miltown Malbay Clare v Tipperary or Waterford
Wednesday April 9th
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour
Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008
Cork (24) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Limerick (1) – 2000
Waterford (1) – 2003
Tipperary (1) – 2010
Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information
- Having failed to win a game in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship between 2002 and 2006, Tipperary have managed to win at least one match in this competition in 6 of the last 7 years, including the 2010 Munster title.
- Waterford have lost their last 9 matches in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship.
- Cork are going for their fourth Munster Under 21 Football title in a row. The last such sequence of victories for Cork came from 2004 to 2007 when they won four titles on the trot – each of them against different opposition in the final (Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary). Cork have also won 3 or more Munster titles in a row in this competition from 1969-1971, 1979-1981, 1984-1986.
- At the turn of the millennium, only Cork and Kerry had won Munster Under 21 Football titles with Kerry out in front in the roll of honour by 23 titles to 15. Since then, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have captured 1 title each while Cork have dominated to the extent that a victory in the 2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship will see the Rebel County draw level on the roll of honour with Kerry for the first time since the 1970’s.
- Kerry won five Munster Under 21 Football titles in a row from 1995 to 1999, winning the All-Ireland in three of those five years – 1995, 1996 and 1998.
- Last meeting – 2013 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Páirc na nGael
Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11
Scorers for Cork: B. Hurley 1-5 (0-3 fs) J. O’Rourke 1-2; C. Vaughan 0-3; D. MacEoin 0-2; A. Cadogan and L. Connolly 0-1 each.
Scorers for Limerick: F. O’Riordan 0-7 (fs); D. Frewen 0-2; P. Nash, D. Neville, 0-1 each.
CORK: D. Hanrahan, B. O’Driscoll, C. Dorman, A. Cronin, TJ Brosnan, D. Cahalane (C), J. Wall, T. Clancy, I. Maguire, A. Cadogan, M. Sugrue, J. O’Rourke, D. MacEoin, B. Hurley, L. Connolly.
Subs: C. Vaughan for Sugrue, HT; J. Burns for T. Clancy, 51; S. Kiely for Cadogan, 54; K. Crowley for A. Cronin, 58; K. Hallissey for MacEoin, 59
LIMERICK: J. Brudair, S. Cahill, J. O’Meara (C), B. McCarthy, P. White, I. Corbett, S. Barrett, D. Treacy, P. O’Donnell, S. Sheahan, M. Brosnan, D. Frewen, D. Neville, F. Riordan, P. Nash.
Subs: J. Lee for S. Cahill, 44; K. O’Donoghue for S. Barrett, 45; B. Creamer for P. O’Donnell, 50; K. Larkin for P. Nash, 55; D. O’Dea for M. Brosnan, 58.
Referee: K. O’Brien (Tipperary)
- For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals
- Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 88, won 31, lost 54 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 35%.
- Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.
Munster Under 21 Football Cup
Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.
All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship
In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008
Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards
Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:
- 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
- 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
- 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
- 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
- 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
- 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
- 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin
- 2013: Ian Burke from Galway
2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played
Cork 0-18 Kerry 2-8 Austin Stack Park, Tralee Wednesday, March 12th 2014
Scorers for Cork: A Cadogan (0-5); D MacEoin (0-5, 0-1 free); S Kiely (0-3); M Sugrue (0-2); J Corkery, K Kavanagh (0-1 each).
Scorers for Kerry: J Crean (1-3, 1-0 pen, 0-2 frees); G O’Leary (1-0); T Hickey (0-3, 0-1 frees); C Keating (0-2).
Cork: M Martin (Nemo Rangers); J Davis (Douglas), C Dorman (Bishopstown), S Cronin (Nemo Rangers); B O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), S White (Clonakilty), K Crowley (Millstreet); D Murphy (Valley Rovers), I McGuire (St Finbarr’s); M Sugrue (Bandon), C O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers), S Kiely (Ballincollig); D Mac Eoin (Illen Rovers), D Harrington (Adrigole), A Cadogan (Douglas).
Subs: K Kavanagh for Murphy (HT), C McIntrye for O’Sullivan (HT), J Corkery for Harrington (36), K Fulignati for O’Driscoll (47).
KERRY: S Murphy (Kilcummin); N Breen (Beaufort), G Crowley (Templenoe), J McGuire (Listowel Emmets); P Ó Conchúir (Dingle), P Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), T Morley (Templenoe); K Murphy (Kilcummin), S Keane (Legion); G Horan (Austin Stacks), G O’Leary (Kilcummin), A Spillane (Templenoe); T Hickey (Desmonds), J Crean (Annascaul), C Keating (Skellig Rangers).
Subs: D Daly for Horan (40 mins), C Keane for O’Leary (47), C Fitzgerald for A Spillane (50), J O’Donoghue for Crean (54), C Jordan for Morley (60).
Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)
Tipperary 0-19 Waterford 2-3 Fraher Field Dungarvan, Wednesday, March 12th 2014
Scorers for Tipperary: G Henry 0-4, S Flynn 0-3 (2fs), J Keane, L McGrath, M Quinlivan 0-2 each, B Maher, S O’Brien, J McGrath, I Fahey, K Fahey, L Casey 0-1 each.
Scorers for Waterford: D Hallahan, R Donnelly 1-0 each, K Sheehan 0-2, G Nugent 0-1 (f).
TIPPERARY: G Slattery; N O’Sullivan, J Feehan, C O’Sullivan; R Mulcahy, S Kennedy, B Maher; S O’Brien, C O’Riordan; J McGrath, I Fahey, G Henry; J Keane, M Quinlivan, S Flynn.
Subs: K Fahey for Mulcahy (20), L McGrath for Quinlivan (21), L Casey for O’Brien (38), J Lonergan for Keane (47), A Maguire for O’Sullivan (52), P Shanahan for Flynn (57).
WATERFORD: S Barron; B Looby, R Ó Ceallaigh, B Power; P Connors, B Phelan, D Foley; K Sheehan, S Keating; D Hallihan, D Murphy, M Curry; L Ó Corraoin, G Nugent, M Troy.
Subs: C Walsh for Looby (31), R Donnelly for Murphy (h-t), C Sheridan for Connors (42), P O’Connor for Troy (42).
Referee: S Joy (Kerry).