Munster GAA Senior Football Q-Final – Tipperary 2-14 Limerick 1-11

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 2-14 to 1-11 in the Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday May 31st at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Munster SFC: Tipperary ease past Limerick


Report from the web site

Tipperary set up a Munster senior football semi-final with Cork after a storming victory against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.
Goals from Barry Grogan and Philip Austin in each half helped Tipp to their first provincial championship win since 2003 as Peter Creedon’s side impressed in their first championship outing following their successful Division IV campaign.

After a bright opening saw the sides level at 0-2 each, referee Anthony Nolan showed Ciarán McDonald a black card for a foul on Ian Ryan. But instead of Limerick kicking on, Tipperary hit the game’s significant score two minutes later when Barry Grogan finished easily to the net after a booming punt into the large rectangle. Tipperary dominated until the break and led 1-7 to 0-6 at half-time, but once Austin hit Tipperary’s second goal three minutes after the break the win was almost secure.

Had Grogan converted his 41st minute penalty there would have been no doubt after Donal O’Sullivan fouled Ian Fahey, but the Limerick stopper pulled off a fine save to deny the impressive attacker. Limerick were well beaten, but they still mustered a strong finish when Eoin Hanrahan converted a penalty nine minutes from time to put six points between the sides, but Tipp held on to take the win.
Scorers for Tipperary: B Grogan 1-4 (3f), P Austin 1-2, P Acheson 0-2, C O’Riordan, C Sweeney (1f), M Quinlivan, R Kiely, G Hannigan, B Fox 0-1 each

Scorers for Limerick: E Hanrahan 1-4 (1-0 pen, 3f), I Ryan 0-4 (3f), G Collins, D Tracey, I Corbett 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; G Mulhair, P Codd, C McDonald; C O’Riordan, R Kiley, P Acheson; S O’Brien, G Hannigan; P Austin, I Fahey, B Fox; C Sweeney, M Quinlivan, B Grogan
Subs: J Coghlan for McDonald (BC 9), A Campbell for Mulhair (30-33 blood), S Grogan for B Grogan (48-50 blood), B Mulvhill for Fahey (57), S Grogan for O’Brien (57), C Dillon for Austin (68).

LIMERICK: D O’Sullivan; S O’Dea, C Moran, J McCarthy; I Corbett, S Lucey, P Browne; T Lee, D Tracey; M Brosnan, C Sheehan, S Buckley; E Hanrahan, G Collins, I Ryan
Subs: J Riordan for Sheehan (28), J Galvin for Brosnan (28), P Ranahan for Browne (40), G Hegarty for Tracey (53),

Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)

Team News

Tipperary (SF v Limerick) – Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard); Ger Mulhair (Arravale Rovers), Paddy Codd (Killenaule – Captain), Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow); Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens), Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers); Steven O’Brien (Ballina), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers); Philip Austin (Borrisokane), Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Brian Fox (Eire Óg Annacarty); Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), Barry Grogan (Aherlow)

LIMERICK V TIPPERARY: Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen); Colm Moran (Monaleen), Johnny McCarthy (St Kierans), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Iain Corbett (Newcastle West), Stephen Lucey (Croom), Paudie Browne (Fr Caseys); Tom Lee (Ballylanders), Darragh Treacy (St Kierans); Micheal Brosnan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Cian Sheehan (Newcastle West), Seanie Buckley, captain (Dromcollogher-Broadford); Eoin Hanrahan (St Patricks), Ger Collins (Monaleen), Ian Ryan (St Senans).

Ticket Information

Tickets for this game are now available for sale online and via Centra & Supervalu stores. See the ticket pricing structure below.

Adults General Admission – €15
Students / OAPs General Admission – €10
(purchase an Adult ticket at €15 & get a €5 concession on entry via a designated stile subject to the production of valid ID)
Under 16s free

To book your tickets now, visit or click here

Munster GAA Championship Dual Package – Limerick v Tipperary

An individual pre-purchasing a package ticket for the both the Limerick / Tipperary Football Quarter-Final in the Gaelic Grounds (on Saturday May 31st) and the Limerick / Tipperary Hurling Semi-Final in Thurles (on Sunday June 1st) will get €10 off the overall price. For example, instead of purchasing a general admission adult ticket at €15 for the football and a €30 covered stand ticket for the hurling (total of €45), by availing of the package ticket the price will be reduced from €45 to €35.

Note that the Dual Package must be pre-purchased via or Centra & Supervalu outlets and subscribers will get 1 ticket which will work for the games on both May 31st and June 1st.

Adults Covered Stand (Hurling) + Adults General Admission (Football) – €35
Adults Terrace (Hurling) + Adults General Admission (Football) – €20

The usual Student / OAP concessions will also apply, meaning that a person in these categories will get entry to both games for just €20 using the package to gain entry to the Covered Stand for the Hurling game and just €10 if you wish to watch the Hurling game from the Terrace.

Student / OAP Covered Stand (Hurling)
+ Student / OAP General Admission (Football) – €20

(purchase an Adult package ticket at €35 & get a €5 concession on entry to the Football game and a €10 concession on entry to the Hurling game via a designated stile on each night subject to the production of valid ID)

Student / OAP Terrace (Hurling) + Student / OAP General Admission (Football) – €10
(purchase an Adult package ticket at €20 & get a €5 concession on entry to both games via a designated stile on each night subject to the production of valid ID)

Click here to purchase the Package deal for the Football and Hurling games

Gaelic Grounds Map
Gaelic Grounds Route Map

When – Saturday May 30th at 7pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)
Standby Referee – Rory Hickey (Clare)
Linesman – Jerome Henry (Mayo)
Sideline Official – Sean Joy (Kerry)
Umpires – Damien Byrne, Donal O’Keeffe, Seamus Farrell, Peter Case (Wicklow)

Next Round – the winners play Cork in the Munster Semi-Final on Saturday June 21st at 7pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

For the Record

Limerick Tipperary
2014 Team Manager John Brudair Peter Creedon
2013 Championship Performance Lost quarter-final to Cork by 3-17 to 0-8 at Gaelic Grounds on May 25th.Lost Qualifiers Round 1 game to Longford by 2-14 to 0-8 at Pearse Park, Longford on June 29th. Lost quarter-final to Kerry by 2-19 to 0-8 at Fitzgerald Stadium on May 26th.Lost Qualifiers Round 1 game to Galway by 1-12 to 0-11 at Pearse Stadium, Galway on June 29th.
Number of Munster Senior Football titles 1 9
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1896 1935
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 25
Won – 10
Lost – 14
Drawn – 1
Played – 18
Won – 2
Lost – 14
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship May 24th 2009 at Semple Stadium (Munster Quarter Final) –
Limerick 1-11 Tipperary 1-9.
Limerick led by 1-4 to 0-0 after 10 minutes and fought off a spirited second half comeback by Tipperary to win by 2 points


Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2014


Saturday May 31st

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick          Limerick v Tipperary                     @ 7pm

Saturday June 7th

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare v Waterford                           @ 7pm


Saturday June 21st

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork             Cork v Limerick or Tipperary      @ 7pm

Saturday June 21st or Sunday June 22nd

@ Cusack Park, Ennis or               Clare or Waterford v Kerry           @ TBC

Fraher Field, Dungarvan


Sunday July 6th

2pm throw-in

Useful Information

Both Tipperary and Clare were promoted from the Allianz Football League Division 4 this year with Tipperary defeating Clare in the final to secure the Division 4 title.

The average number of scores per game in the Munster Senior Football championship since 2008:

2008 – 21 scores per game; 2009 – 24; 2010 – 28; 2011 – 33; 2012 – 27; 2013 – 30.8.

Since 2000, Limerick have won as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship (10) than Tipperary (2), Clare (6) and Waterford (2) combined. Only 3 of those 10 Limerick victories have come at home, against Waterford in 2004 (1-18 to 0-7), versus Clare in 2006 (2-5 to 0-8) and against Waterford in 2012 (2-12 to 0-7).

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship as they have lost, 5 draws (all v Cork) as compared to 5 defeats in 38 matches played.

Tipperary have lost their first game in the Munster Senior Football Championship in the last 10 seasons. Tipperary’s last Munster SFC victory came in the first round in 2003 when helped by 11 points by Declan Browne, the Premier County defeated Waterford at Walsh Park by 0-18 to 1-12. They have lost to Kerry the last 4 years in a row.

Waterford have won 2 matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship since 1988. Both victories have come at the expense of Clare in games played at Fraher Field Dungarvan – a 1-6 to 0-7 victory in 2007 and a 1-10 to 0-9 win in 2010.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (75) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013

Cork (37) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA 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 1888 –

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 13 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

Supervalu & Centra locations in Tipperary and Limerick

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Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Limerick 1-13 Tipperary 1-10

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 1-13 to 1-10 in the Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday May 31st at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Limerick victors over Tipperary in Munster junior football championship

Report from the Limerick Leader newspaper

LIMERICK secondary football teams haven’t had a good season so far but honour was restored on Saturday evening when the juniors recorded an impressive 1-13 to 1-10 victory over Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds.

Despite facing the breeze, Limerick were first off the mark when Jamie Lee converted a first-minute free before Ross McGrath equalised. The hosts’ answer was immediate as Thomas Butler won the kickout and found Peter Nash who, despite stumbiling on his first attempt to gather, recovered to hammer an unstoppable shot on the turn to the net.

The goal broke the ice as both sides began to move with greater conviction as Lee followed up with a point and Seán Flynn hit back with a free. Strikes from Keith Hartnett and Nash opened up a gap of five and it edged out to six as Lee and Tony McCarthy found the target after Dean McEnroe’s reply. Coming up to the break, Tipp brought on three subs and, with Darren Lowry’s introduction gave them a greater presence in midfield, Flynn and McEnroe’s free narrowed the deficit to 1-6 to 0-5.

After Lee was met by Flynn’s free, Bill Creamer, Nash and Lee looked to have put Limerick into a match-winning lead but the momentum stalled when McEnroe slipped in behind the last line of defence to give Gary Neville no chance with a rising shot to the far corner. Flynn then followed up with a free and, although Lee replied off a huge Creamer delivery, Thomas Hanley and another Flynn free had Tipp on a roll.

With Limerick conceding turnovers to technical fouls, the visitors had their chances to edge even closer but the gap stayed at two as chances were snapped wide of the posts. It gave Limerick the chance to recover and they might have killed the game off when Jason Mullins was fould inside the square but had to settle for a point as the referee waved advantage. Hartnett’s ‘45’ edged them briefly into the comfort zone with three minutes to go but McEnroe’s free, which earned Mark Phelan a black card, waved Tipp the lifeline of anequalising goal. A free dropping into the square fluttered Limerick hearts but the defence held its nerve as the ball was booted to safety, the whistle blew and the cheering began.

SCORERS: LIMERICK: Jamie Lee 0-6 (2 frees), Peter Nash 1-2, Keith Hartnett 0-2 (1 ‘45’), Tony McCarthy, Bill Creamer, Jason Mullins 0-1 each; TIPPERARY: Dean McEnroe 1-3 (2 frees), Seán Flynn 0-5 (4 frees), Ross McGrath, Thomas Hanley 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: Gary Neville; Bill Creamer, Wayne Cronin, Mark Phelan; Tony McCarthy, Brian Noonan, Kevin Brosnan; Tossie Butler, Colin Madden; Keith Hartnett, Pedter Nash, Garrett Noonan; Jason Mullins, Jamie Lee, Mark O’Sullivan
Subs: John Ryan for Garrett Noonan (35 mins), Andy Murphy for Mark O’Sullivan (42 mins), Eoin O’Donnell for Jamie Lee (57 mins), Michael O’Sullivan for Mark Phelan (black card 59 mins).

TIPPERARY: Evan Comerford; Pearse Richardson, James Feehan, Conor O’Sullivan; Laurence Coskeran, John Hennessy, Thomas Hassett; Alan Rockett, Ross McGrath; Cathal Scully, Thomas Hanley, Dean McEnroe; Seán Flynn, Seán Patrick Guerins, David McGrath
Subs: Darren Lowry for Alan Rockett (24 mins), Colman Kennedy for Cathal Scully (25 mins), Jason Lonergan for Thomas Hassett (28 mins), Greg Henry for Ross McGrath (38 mins), Paul Shanahan for Seán Patrick Guerins (42 mins).

REFEREE: Michael Collins (Cork)

Team News

Tipperary (JF v Limerick) – Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan/Kilcash); Pearse Richardson (Arravale Rovers), James Feehan (Killenaule), Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); Laurence Coskeran (Aherlow), John Hennessy (Aherlow – Captain), Thomas Hassett (Moyne-Templetuohy); Alan Rockett (Kilsheelan/Kilcash), Ross McGrath (Monaleen, Limerick – Vice-Captain); Cathal Scully (JK Brackens), Thomas Hanley (Aherlow), Dean McEnroe (JK Brackens), Sean Flynn (Fr Sheehys), Sean Patrick Geurins (JK Brackens), David McGrath (Moyle Rovers)

Throw-In For Munster Football As Tipp Meet Limerick

The Munster Football Championship gets underway this weekend as Tipperary travel to the Gaelic Grounds to face Limerick. Premier coach Michael McGeehan and Treaty manager John Brudair give an insight into their team’s preparations for the 2014 season. The counties have met 33 times in the Munster championship with Tipperary having won 21 times to Limerick’s ten while they have been two draws. Limerick have won the last three championship clashes with Tipperary in 2009-2008-2004, leaving the Shannonsiders seeking their first win over their neighbours since 1998. Saturday’s winners will play Cork in the Munster semi-final on June 21st.

Christy Ring Cup Semi-Final – Kerry 3-20 Mayo 1-18

Kerry defeated Mayo by 3-20 to 1-18 in the Christy Ring Cup Semi-Final on Saturday May 31st at MacHale Park Castlebar.

Mayo 1-18 Kerry 3-20

Report from

Kerry continued their excellent year with an eight-point win over Mayo in Castlebar. Playing with the wind in the first half, Kerry sent out a statement of intent straight from the throw-in when Shane Nolan found the net and they had 1-6 on the scoreboard by the time Ciarán Charlton got Mayo off the mark. Kerry continued their dominance throughout the first half, with Pádraig Nolan and David Butler adding goals to make the half-time score 3-14 to 0-5. Mayo, who missed dual star Keith Higgins, were much improved after the restart, helped by a Seán Regan goal and some points by Brian Higgins and Kenny Feeney, but John Egan’s point-taking helped Kerry safely over the line and into their second consecutive final.

Team News

Kerry team to play Mayo has been announced –

1. Tadhg Flynn Causeway
2. Bryan Murphy Causeway
3. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley
4. Dougie Fitzell Kilmoyley
5. Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills
6. Darren Dineen St Brendans
7. Thomas Casey Causeway
8. John Griffin Lixnaw
9. Colm Harty Causeway
10. Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
11. Daniel Collins Kilmoyley
12. Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
13. David Butler Knockavilla Kickhams
14. Padraig Boyle Ballyduff
15. John Egan St Brendans (Captain)

16. Nicky Leen Ballyduff
17. Darragh O’Connell Abbeydorney
18. Keith Carmody Causeway
19. Philip Lucid Ballyheigue
20. Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley
21. Jason Casey Ballyheigue
22. Jason Leahy Causeway
23. Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney
24. Liam Boyle Ballyduff
25. Anthony Fealy Causeway
26. Giles O’Grady Ballyduff

Christy Ring Semi Final in Castlebar

Kerry have lost the toss for the staging of the Christy Ring semi final v Mayo and the game now goes ahead in MacHale Pk Castlebar on Saturday next. Kerry have requested a 1pm throw in time for travelling purposes. ​It is hoped to name the Kerry team after training on Wednesday night.

Paths to the Semi Finals
Kerry 4-31 Derry 0-11
Kildare 1-16 Kerry 3-18
Mayo 0-20 Armagh 1-14
Mayo 0-15 Meath 0-16
Wicklow 0-14 Mayo 1-15

Match Preview

Mayo v Kerry, Elverys MacHale Park, 1pm

Christy Ring Cup favourites Kerry travel to Castlebar to play Mayo in the first semi-final at 1pm. Kerry were pipped at the finishing post by Down last year, but they have been very impressive in 2014; winning the Allianz Hurling League Division IIA and crushing Derry in their Christy Ring opener before seeing off Kildare to book a last-four place.

Mayo beat Armagh in their first match and although they were edged out by Meath in round two, they returned to winning ways against Wicklow in Arklow last week. Mayo managed to finish just fourth in Division IIB of the league, but Kerry need only look at the shock results last Saturday – both Mayo’s win and both Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals – to stave off any danger of complacency.

Shane Nolan, Pádraig Boyle, Darragh O’Connell, John Egan and Colm Harty have been in fine form for Kerry, while Mayo will need Kenny Feeney, Fergal Boland, Declan Gallagher, Seán Regan and dual star Keith Higgins on top of their game if they are to take a big result.

Munster GAA Under 15 Super 10’s

This year Munster GAA will again run their ‘Super 10’s’ at various venues throughout the province. In total 96 clubs and 1200 players from all six counties will participate.

Munster Under 15 Super 10s Club Football Groupings 2014

Munster Under 15 Super 10s Club Hurling Groupings 2014

A novel initiative, it involves club teams from around the province entering a panel of 12 players for a 10-a-side competition on a shortened pitch (between the 2 20m lines). The games are very fast and exciting with higher scores being recorded than your typical 15-a-side game due to less defenders being on the pitch and more space being available to forwards.

This competition which is now entering its fourth year has gone from strength and is proving very popular with the young hurlers and footballers of the province . First round blitzes will take place on Saturday May 31st with the finals in Mallow GAA Complex a fortnight later on June 14th.

This is an ideal opportunity for clubs to provide their young players with a chance to develop their skills through playing games against opposition from other counties.

While the winning teams in each group will qualify for the Munster Final from the initial blitz days, the emphasis will nevertheless be on participation, fun and enjoyment. Every participating player will receive a specially designed Munster GAA Training Jersey. The overall winning club in both hurling and football will receive a set of portable juvenile goalposts.

Clubs can apply to participate by contacting their local Games Development Administrators or County Games Manager. As numbers per county are limited clubs are advised to apply early.