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
MUNSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL: LIMERICK 1-11 TIPPERARY 2-14
Report from the GAA.ie 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)
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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).
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
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 tickets.ie 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)
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
|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
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 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sf_teams/
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 email@example.com for more information
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