All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 1 – Waterford 2-22 Laois 1-15

Waterford defeated Laois by 2-22 to 1-15 in Round 1 of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday June 28th at Walsh Park Waterford.


Walsh brace helps Waterford ease past Laois

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 1: Waterford 2-22 Laois 1-15

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Waterford have beaten Laois comfortably by ten points in this evening’s All-Ireland SHC Round 1 Qualifier at Walsh Park. 5,025 spectators watched Derek McGrath’s hosts bounce back from their Munster SHC semi-final defeat to Cork with a big win. Pauric Mahony scored eleven points, including ten frees, and Shane Walsh bagged a brace of first half goals for the winners.

Willie Hyland struck five points for Laois in an excellent individual display but it wasn’t enough as Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett’s Leinster side bowed out of the championship. And yet it was Laois who got off to a brilliant start with just 57 seconds on the watch when Neil Foyle netted from close range following a goalkeeping error.

Walsh’s first goal in the tenth minute levelled the match at 1-2 apiece as wind-assisted Waterford dragged themselves back into contention. Walsh struck again in the 22nd minute and Waterford tagged on another five points to lead by 2-10 to 1-5 at the break. The teams were level at 1-5 each before Waterford roared into life with a scoring blitz.

A brace of points after half-time from Hyland hinted at a Laois revival but Waterford hit back to establish their biggest lead of the game. McGrath’s men were eleven points ahead, 2-17 to 1-9, before five points without reply from Laois cut the deficit back to six. Waterford, with Kevin Moran in excellent form throughout, needed a score and that man Mahony stopped the rot with two converted frees. Waterford cruised from there until the finish and in truth, the winning margin could have been more as ten of their 15 wides were registered before half-time. And Jake Dillon, scorer of three points from play, saw his goalbound shot brilliantly diverted over the crossbar by Eoin Reilly in the second half.
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Scorers for Waterford: P Mahony 0-11 (10f), S Walsh 2-1, J Dillon 0-3, G O’Brien 0-2, D Fives, A Gleeson, C Dunford, S Prendergast & K Moran 0-1 each.
Scorers for Laois: W Hyland 0-5, N Foyle 1-0, M Whelan (2 65s), S Maher (2f), R King (2f) & J Purcell 0-2 each, J Campion & C Dwyer 0-1 each.

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, P Prendergast; D Fives, M Walsh, T de Burca; K Moran, S O’Sullivan; J Dillon, P Mahony, A Gleeson; R Donnelly, S Walsh, C Dunford
Subs: S Prendergast for Donnelly (31), G O’Brien for Gleeson (51), M O’Neill for S Walsh (64), J Nagle for O’Sullivan (67), R Foley for D Fives (68).

LAOIS: E Reilly; J.A. Delaney, B Campion, B Stapleton; J Fitzpatrick, M Whelan, T Delaney; D Palmer, P Purcell; J Campion, W Hyland, S Maher; N Foyle, C Dwyer, T Fitzgerald
Subs: J Walsh for J Campion, D Maher for Stapleton (both half-time), C Collier for Palmer (41), J Purcell for P Purcell (51), R King for Maher (54).

Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
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Report: Jackie Cahill



Team News

1. Stephen O Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Carrigtwohill)
3. Liam Lawlor (Fourmilewater)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)
5. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
6. Michael Walsh (Stradbally, capt)
7. Tadgh Burke (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)
8. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
9. Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner)
10. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)
11. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
12. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
13. Ryan Donnelly (Dungarvan)
14. Shane Walsh (Fourmilewater)
15. Colin Dunford (Colligan)

Laois: E Reilly; J Delaney, B Campion, B Stapleton; J Fitzpatrick, M Whelan, T Delaney; D Palmer, J Walsh; J Campion, W Hyland, S Maher; N Foyle, C Dwyer, T Fitzgerald.

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1B – Carlow 0-17 Waterford 1-13

Carlow defeated Waterford by 0-17 to 1-13 in Round 1B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday June 28th at Dr. Cullen Park Carlow.


Carlow dig deep to beat Waterford

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round IB: Carlow 0-17 Waterford 1-13

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Daniel St Ledger gave an exhibition of place-kicking as Carlow restored some pride to register their first qualifier win since 2005. Anthony Rainbow would surely have called for a battling performance from his men after the 28-point hammering by Meath that had Waterford the bookies’ favourites coming to Dr. Cullen Park. He got it in spades as they dominated the possession stakes by virtue of an excellent middle third effort, while the ability of his men to force turnovers was also significant.

They looked in trouble early in the second half when they trailed by five points but some stupendous dead ball kicking by centre-back Daniel St Ledger edged them ahead. The centre-back finished with four points, with one from a 45 and three frees. The last free from 60m in the 70th minute gave his side a vital two-point cushion that was needed, as Waterford’s top scorer, Paul Whyte brought his tally seven with a free before substitute referee, Pádraig O’Sullivan (in at half time for heel injury victim Cormac Reilly) called a halt to proceedings.

Waterford started strongly but Carlow settled into the game and dominated much of the opening half, only to spurn 13 scoring chances. Liam Ó Lonáin was the chief threat for the visitors, and was denied himself in the opening minute by an Andy O’Brien save before flashing a shot over the bar soon after.

It was the An Rinn man that goaled right at the interval to give his side a flattering 1-6 to 0-6 lead. He was also fouled for the two frees slotted by Whyte to put Waterford five clear early in the second half but Carlow retained their composure and scored six consecutive points to got two points clear.

Waterford did get it back level with just over three minutes left thanks to two pointed frees by Whyte but Carlow showed their resolve as points by Jack Kennedy, and that last mammoth effort by St Ledger pushed them clear once more.
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CARLOW: A O’Brien, R Mahon, C Lawlor, BJ Molloy, K Nolan 0-1, D St Ledger 0-4(3fs, 1 45), B Kavanagh 0-2, E Ruth 0-1, H Gahan, M Meaney 0-1, C Moran, D Bambrick, D Foley 0-1, S Kinsella 0-3(2fs), C Coughlan 0-3(1f)
Subs: W Minchin for Gahan inj (28), G Power for Mahon (43), J Kennedy (0-1) for Moran BC (66), J Lowry for Kavanagh (69), M Ware for Foley BC (70+1).

WATERFORD: S Enright, D Crowley, T O’Gorman, Maurice O’Gorman, W Hutchinson, S Briggs 0-2, O Keevers, S Aherne, T Prendergast 0-1, D Grey, L Ó Lonáin 1-2, T Ó hUallacháin, B Wall, P Whyte 0-8(5FS), JJ Hutchinson
Subs: M Curry for Grey (43), D Allen for Wall inj (46), C O’Keeffe for W Hutchinson (53), Michael O’Gorman for Ó hUallacháin (65), N Walsh for Briggs inj (66).

REFEREE: C Reilly (Meath) / P O’Sulivan (Kerry)




Team News

The Waterford Senior Football team to play Carlow in Dr. Cullen Park at 2pm tomorrow Saturday has just been announced.

1. Stephen Enright – Ballinacourty
2. Dean Crowley – St. Saviours
3. Thomas O’Gorman – Nire
4. Maurice O’Gorman – Nire
5. Wayne Hutchinson – Gaultier
6. Shane Briggs – Ballinacourty
7. Oran Keevers – De La Salle
8. Shane Aherne – Stradbally
9. Tommy Prendergast – Kilrossanty
10. David Grey – Stradbally
11. Liam Ó Lonáin – An Rinn
12. Tadhg Ó hUallacháin – An Rinn
13. Brian Wall – Nire
14. Paul Whyte – Kilrossanty
15. – JJ. Hutchinson – Gaultier

Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Provincial League Round 3

The M. Donnelly GAA Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Provincial League Round 3 will take place on Saturday June 28th from 10:30am to 1:30pm in the Sports Arena, University of Limerick.

Favourites Munster, lead the way in the League with 17 points. Hot on their heels are Connacht with 14 points, while Leinster remains in touch on 11 points. Ulster, who have a young side are on 6 points. The last time Wheelchair Hurling was in Limerick – September 2010, Munster won the Senior competition and Leinster won the Junior.


Film – It’s not for the faint hearted


Some quick facts about Wheelchair Hurling
Q1 – What is Wheelchair Hurling?
Answer – Ground hurling, played by Wheelchair users.

Q2 – How old is the sport?
Answer – Wheelchair hurling was ‘invented’ in 1998 in a Dublin Special Needs school, by school Principal, Tim Maher.

Q3 – How many players are involved?
Answer – Teams are 6 a side, made up of: 2 Forwards, 1 Midfielder, 2 Backs and 1 Goal keeper.

Q4 – Does the game have zones?
Answer – Yes, there are three zones.
1. Attackers and Defenders must stay in their appropriate zones.
2. Midfielders can travel in both the attacking and defensive zones.
3. The Goal keepers are the only players allowed in the goal keeping zones.



Contact Details

For more information about Wheelchair hurling, contact Tony Watene (01) 8363222 or inclusion@gaa.ie

All Star Challenge – Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund

Press Release on behalf of Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund

After consultation with the McGrath Family, a committee has been formed to set up and administer “The Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund”. Ken, a former All-Star and Waterford hurling Great is recovering from a serious heart operation which will involve a lengthy rehabilitation process with considerable financial implications.

Purchase tickets online

With that in mind, the committee, in conjunction with the GPA Past Players Advisory Board, Mount Sion, Club Déise, County Board and Former County Players, have decided to hold a benefit match on Ken’s behalf in Walsh Park on Friday 27th June at 7:30pm.

The Match will feature a Leinster selection versus a Munster selection with a strong Waterford involvement. The Munster Team will be managed by the one and only Davy Fitzgerald, with the Leinster Team managed by the legendary Brian Coady. I know I speak for the committee in expressing our gratitude to Brian and Davy for making themselves available in the middle of such a busy schedule. Both Davy and Brian expressed a desire to help Ken in whatever way possible and we knew, we were pushing an open door, such was their enthusiasm and generosity.

The match will be advertised as the “Ken McGrath All Star Challenge” with both side featuring former All Stars & Legends of the game, all eager to play such is the esteem in which Ken is held. There will also be some cameo appearances by mystery guests on the night! Match tickets will cost €10 at outlets to be announced. Donations can also be made to any Permanent TSB, account number: 23053903, sort code 99 06 32.

After the match there will be an All Ireland Championship Preview night in Mount Sion GAA Club featuring interviews and questions and answer sessions with stars and celebrities concerning championship and other GAA matters. Our host will be our own Kieran O’Connor on what promises to be a fun night out!

In relation to our fundraising activities, it is Ken’s express wish that a significant contribution be made to the Irish Heart Foundation.
We’re also asking all clubs to support us by acting as distribution points for the sale of match tickets. If your club wishes to be involved, you can contact us requesting the number of tickets you require to be allocated to you.

In conclusion we’re asking all hurling fans to come to Walsh Park and support a true sporting hero who has given Waterford and the hurling world in general such wonderful entertainment and pleasure over the last decade and a half. Ken gave everything for the cause and left nothing behind. Let’s all give a little back!

Thank you for your support
Tom Shanahan
Chairman

Further information
Kieran O’Connor (PRO) kieran.occ@gmail.com

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Munster Minor Hurling Semi-Final – Limerick 0-23 Cork 2-15

Limerick defeated Cork by 0-23 to 2-15 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Thursday June 26th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



Limerick survive late scare

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick 0-23 Cork 2-15

Limerick remain on course to retain their Munster MHC title after this two-point win over Cork at the Gaelic Grounds last night. But it was close, very close. On the back of a powerful second half the champions built a comfortable five-point lead on Cork (0-23 to 1-15) as the game went into injury-time. But a cracking Cork goal by Dayne Lee, after a good run and pass by Luke Meade, took the wind out of Limerick sails and the final dramatic three minutes were played out almost entirely in the Limerick half, much of that in and around the red zone.

With time almost up Cork won a free just outside the 20m line and keeper and captain Patrick Collins — who plays outfield for his club, Ballinhassig — was called forward to do the honours. Patrick made good contact but his counterpart in the Limerick goal, Eoghan McNamara, was equal to it and deflected the shot out for a 65. Midfielder Daniel Meaney took the 65, dropped the ball short, but the danger was cleared, the final whistle sounded and Limerick could celebrate.

In truth, and even allowing for an earlier penalty save by McNamara from Cork centre-back Alan O’Callaghan (40m), had Cork goaled in those final minutes it would have been grand theft because, overall, Limerick were the better side. Cork were game, they were gallant, and in Sean Hayes/Kingston/Lee they had a fine half-forward line. Overall, however, Limerick were more balanced and with Paddy O’Loughlin and Ronan Lynch anchoring the defence, the sublime Cian Lynch orchestrating matters in midfield, they had far more options up front, far more threat. It took until the second half for that threat to really manifest itself but when it did, they did look the part.

The first half was marred by injury to two Cork players, corner-back Shane O’Brien (8m) and roving corner-forward Darren Casey (22m), both entailing lengthy stoppages as the players were attended to on the pitch. It meant nine minutes of injury-time in which we saw probably more action than the almost the rest of the half. It also meant Cork manager Denis Ring and his selectors were forced into early changes, which didn’t help their cause.

Nonetheless, Cork were level at the break, 0-11 to 1-8, their goal coming in the third minute of the nine added on, the powerful Kingston doubling on a perfect pass from the soaring Hayes. That score put Cork a goal ahead (1-7 to 0-7) and Dayne Lee extended that lead with a fine point a couple of minutes later.

The final minutes of the half, however, were dominated by Limerick, four points on the trot, sweet-striking free-taker Colin Ryan with three of those, leaving it level. Limerick continued their dominance on the resumption, added five points (the ever-dangerous Tom Morrissey with a hat-trick) to make it nine on the trot and see them take a grip on this game.

Cork did settle, eventually, and from there to the end of normal time matched Limerick point for point; Kingston (three), Hayes (two) doing most of their scoring, while Ryan, Peter Casey and Ronan Lynch each had a brace for Limerick. The visitors also had chances, not least that saved penalty, but still, that five-point difference as the game entered injury-time looked just about right. Then came that Lee goal, that late drama.Fair result, but fair play to Cork also, they came to party and did make a fight of it.

Scorers for Limerick: C Ryan 0-7 (4f); T Morrissey 0-5; P Casey 0-3; R Lynch 0-3 (3f); S Flanagan 0-2; C Lynch, R Hanley, C Fitzgerald 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: S Kingston 1-3; D Lee 1-3; S Hayes 0-4 (3f); A O’Callaghan 0-3 (2f, 1 65); L Meade, J Looney 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: E McNamara (Doon); S Finn (Bruff), P O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), J Porter (Monaleen); L Lyons (Monaleen), R Lynch Na Piarsaigh), A La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); T Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), C Lynch (capt., Patrickswell); C Ryan (Pallasgreen), B Nash (South Liberties), S Flanagan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon); P Casey (Na Piarsaigh), T Morrissey (Ahane), C Fitzgerald (Claughaun).

Subs: R Hanley (Kilmallock) for Porter (30+3); E Doyle (Monaleen) for Grimes (36); A Gillane (Patrickswell) for Flanagan (57).

CORK: P Collins (capt, Ballinhassig); C Walsh (St. Finbarr’s), S Bourke (Grenagh), S O’Brien (St. Catherine’s); O Dempsey (Youghal), A O’Callaghan (Blackrock), D Browne (Cuchulainn’s); S O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), D Meaney (Blackrock); D Lee (Na Piarsaigh), S Kingston (Douglas), S Hayes (Mallow); D Casey (Charleville), E Keniry (Killeagh/St Ita’s), L Meade (Newcestown).

Subs: D Dooling (Glen Rovers) for O’Brien (inj. 18); J Good (Tracton) for Casey (inj. 22); J Looney (Aghada) for Dempsey (39); T O’Connor (Inniscarra) for Good (46); M Dolan (Douglas) for Keniry (53).

Referee: P Foley (Waterford).

Game-changer:

Dayne Lee’s smashing goal for Cork in the 60th minute brought them right back into this game, made it a final few nail-biting minutes for the Limerick supporters.

Talk of the town:

How poor the touch of so many on both sides, many of whom finished their Leaving Cert exams only a few days ago. Surely another week could have been found?

Did that just happen?

Early in the game, Cork corner-forward Shane O’Brien down injured, both managers called their teams together for a mid-game huddle.

Best on show:

Cork’s Alan O’Callaghan, Shane Kingston and Dayne Lee all shone, as did Limerick’s Ronan Lynch, Colin Ryan and Tom Morrissey, but Limerick keeper Eoghan McNamara was their saviour.

Sideline superior:

Cork played all their cards in the 60 minutes, used all five subs, but none made a major impact; Limerick’s Robbie Hanley meanwhile did look good.

The man in black:

Paul Foley (Waterford) had no impact on the outcome but missed a few calls, should have allowed advantage to Tom Morrissey (Limerick) when a goal was on in the first half.

What’s next?

Munster final for Limerick v Waterford on July 13th in Cork, double-header with their seniors; end of the road for Cork.

Munster MHC: Limerick set up Waterford final

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MHC SEMI-FINAL: LIMERICK 0-23 CORK 2-15

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Munster minor hurling champions Limerick set up a repeat of the 2013 provincial decider by defeating Cork at the Gaelic Grounds on Thursday evening.
The Treaty County needed a replay to see off Waterford in last year’s final, and they will face the Déise again on July 13 as they bid to become the first side ever from the county to retain the Munster MHC title. The first half of Thursday’s game was a very even contest, but Limerick gradually took control after the interval, and although Cork never let them get too far ahead, there was an element of control about the Limerick victory.

The first half finished level – 0-11 to 1-8 – with Cork having found the net in first half stoppage time when Shane Kingston fired home. That score put the visitors 1-7 to 0-7 ahead, and a Dayne Lee point extended the lead to four, but Limerick finished the half with points from the outstanding Tom Morrissey and Colin Ryan (3 frees) to go in level.

Morrissey was having a super game, and he fired over three points in quick succession after the restart, alongside a Cian Lynch score, to leave Limerick 0-15 to 1-8 ahead, and to make it eight points without reply as the champions began to assert themselves. When Conor Fitzgerald fired over to put Limerick five ahead, Cork looked to be flagging, but they had a chance to get back into the game from the penalty spot on 39 minutes.
Alan O’Callaghan’s shot was saved by Eoghan McNamara though, and Limerick pressed on. Points from Kingston and Seán Hayes got the lead down to three for the final 10 minutes, but with Ronan Lynch on song from placed balls, Limerick remained in firm control as time ticked on.

Kingston fired a goal to the net for Cork just as the game entered stoppage time, and the Rebels actually had a chance to win it from a late free from 25 metres. It was deflected wide though, and Limerick hung on for victory.



Admission Details

Adults – €10
Students / OAPs – €5 (concession at the style on production of relevant ID)
Under 16s free

When – Thursday June 26th at 7.30pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Paul Foley (Waterford)

Standby Referee – Michael Wadding (Waterford)

Linesman – Michael O’Brien (Waterford)

4th Official – Alan Kissane (Waterford)

Umpires – JJ Haran, Colin Kehoe, Patrick O’Sullivan, Liam O’Brien (Waterford)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Next Round – the winners will qualify for the Munster final on Sunday July 13th against Clare or Waterford.


Team News

Limerick minor hurling management of Brian Ryan, Eamonn Cregan, Stephen McDonogh and Jerry Wallace has announced their match panel of 24 for their Munster semi final meeting with Cork at the Gaelic Grounds on this Thursday evening.

1.Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2. Sean Finn (Bruff), 3. Paddy O Loughlin (Kilmallock), 4. Jamie Porter (Monaleen), 5. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 6. Ronan Lynch (Vice Captain)(Na Piarsaigh), 7. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 8. Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), 9. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 10. Seamus Flanagan ( Feohanagh/Castlemahon), 11. Barry Nash (South Liberties), 12. Cian Lynch (Captain)(Patrickswell), 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane), 15. Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun).
16. Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), 17. Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 18. Conor Byrnes (Munrroe/Boher), 19. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 20. Edward Doyle (Monaleen), 21. Eoghan Costelloe (Adare), 22. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 23. Brian Ryan (South Liberties) 24. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh).

The Cork Minor Hurling team to play Limerick in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Thursday night at 7.30pm at the Gaelic Grounds will line out as follows:

1 Patrick Collins – Ballinhassig (Captain)
2 Cian Walsh – St. Finbarr’s
3 Sean Bourke – Grenagh
4 Shane O’Brien – St. Catherine’s
5 Darren Browne – Cuchulainn’s
6 Alan O’Callaghan Blackrock
7 Ollie Dempsey – Youghal
8 Sean O’Donoghue – Inniscarra
9 Daniel Meaney – Blackrock
10 Luke Meade – Newcestown
11 Dayne Lee – Na Piarsaigh
12 Shane Kingston – Douglas
13 Darren Casey – Charleville
14 Sean Hayes – Mallow
15 Eoghan Keniry – Killeagh/ Ita’s

Subs
16 Darragh O’Connell – Na Piarsaigh
17 David Dooling – Glen Rovers
18 Seadnaidh Smyth – Midleton
19 John Good -Tracton
20 Tomas O’Connor – Inniscarra
21 Evan O’Connell – Glen Rovers
22 Mark Dolan – Douglas
23 Michael O’Halloran – Blackrock
24 John Looney – Aghada

Denis Ring and his selectors have opted to make three changes following the quarter-final victory over Kerry. Ollie Dempsey, Darren Casey and Shane Kingston come into the side in place of Eddie Gunning, Tomás O’Connor and Mark Dolan.

Extended Panel
Eddie Gunning (Na Piarsaigh)
Aaron Stafford (Aghada)
Diarmuid Buckley (Shandrum​)
Billy Dunne (Fr. O’Neill’s)
John Mullins (Eire Og)
Joe O Sullivan (Ballygiblin)
Paul Leopold (Sarsfields)
Alec Luttrell (Mallow)
Martin Collins (St. Patrick’s)
Padraig Dennehy (Whitechurch)
Eugene O’Leary (Ballyhea)
Billy Hennessy (St. Finbarr’s)
Eoin O’Brien (Douglas)
Conor Cahalane (St. Finbarr’s)

Team Management
Denis Ring (Fermoy) – Manager
Mark Landers (Killeagh) – Coach
John Dwyer (Ballincollig)
John Mortell (Ballyhea)
Liam Martin (Glen Rovers)

Backroom Team
Strength and Conditioning: Ritchie O’Leary
Doctor: Paddy Burke
Physio: John O’Meara
Assistant Physio: John O’Mahony
Logistics: Derek Connolly
Statisticians: Mikey Mortell, Fergal Condon
Video analysis: Len Browne, John Ring


For the Record

Cork Limerick
2014 Team Management Denis Ring (Fermoy) – ManagerMark Landers (Killeagh) – Coach

John Dwyer (Ballincollig)

John Mortell (Ballyhea)

Liam Martin (Glen Rovers)

Brian Ryan –Manager

Eamonn Cregan

Stephen McDonagh

Jerry Wallace 

2014 Team Captain Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig) Captain: Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)Vice Captain: Ronan Lynch
(Na Piarsaigh)
2013 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 3-15 to 2-14 in the first round before losing to Waterford in the semi-final by 3-19 to 1-20. Defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 0-17 in the Munster semi-final and Waterford by 1-20 to 4-8 in Munster final replay. Lost All Ireland semi-final to Galway after extra time. Controversy followed as a result of “Hawk-Eye” error which cost Limerick a legitimate point.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 32 6
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2008 2013
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 43
Won – 27
Lost – 13
Drawn – 3
Played – 31
Won – 12
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Munster Championship Quarter-Final May 2nd 2012 – Limerick 0-16 Cork 1-12. Substitute Liam O’Sullivan grabbed Limerick’s winner to counter a last 10 minute Cork fightback from a 5 point deficit.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

First Round

Wednesday April 9th

@ Páirc Uí Rinn                               Cork 5-26                   Kerry 0-9

@ Cusack Park Ennis                     Waterford 1-13          Clare 0-11

Thursday April 10th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick 3-17            Tipperary 2-11

Play-offs

Tuesday April 22nd Play-Off 1

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare 6-25                 Kerry 0-11

Wednesday April 30th Play-Off 2

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare 1-23                 Tipperary 0-12

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 25th

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan                       Clare v Waterford                                         @7.30pm

Thursday June 26th

@ Gaelic Grounds, Limerick                      Cork v Limerick                                             @7.30pm

Final

Sunday July 13th

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Limerick are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 4-8 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium in the 2013 final replay. `

Cork last appeared in a Munster Minor Hurling final in 2008 when they won the title by defeating Tipperary by 0-19 to 0-18.

1989 was the last time Limerick qualified for 2 consecutive Munster finals.

Cork Coach Mark Landers captained Cork to win the All-Ireland senior hurling title in 1999. Manager Denis Ring guided St. Colman’s College Fermoy to a number of Harty Cup titles. This is a first season in charge for Denis and his team, who were appointed at the end of last season.

Waterford and Clare last met at Fraher Field in the 2013 Munster minor hurling championship when Waterford secured a 4-18 to 1-10 victory in a semi-final play-off game.

Waterford secured their first All Ireland minor hurling title since 1948 when they defeated Galway in the final on September 8th 2013 by 1-21 to 0-16.

Clare appeared in 3 Munster minor hurling finals in a row from 2010 to 2012, winning in 2010 and 2011 against Waterford and losing to Tipperary in 2012. Several of their All Ireland senior winning squad of 2013 featured on those minor teams.

Top Scorers by County in 2014 Championship: Clare – Aron Shanagher 4-26 (1-19 frees, 0-2 65s); Cork –  Eoghan Kenny and Luke Meade 2-4 each; Kerry – Brandon Barrett (0-4 all frees); Limerick – Barry Nash 2-2; Tipperary – Andrew Coffey 1-3 (0-1 free); Waterford – Patrick Curran 0-7 (0-6 frees)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (6) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984 , 2013

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A., Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are sedond in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984) and Waterford joined them on 3 last year (1929, 1948, 2013) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 14 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has returned to Munster on 5 occasions – Cork (2001), Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012) and Waterford (2013). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

2014-Limerick-Cork_MHC

‘Round the Square Superscores: Week 6

The most impressive and crucial scores from this weekend’s Provincial action.

Munster Minor Hurling Semi-Final – Waterford 2-13 Clare 2-12

Waterford defeated Clare by 2-13 to 2-12 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday June 25th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.


Dogged Waterford refuse to waver

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 2-13 Clare 2-12

In a most bizarre hour’s hurling, the engraving on Waterford manager Derek Lyons’ wristband summed up perfectly this Munster semi-final. Its message: winners never quit.

The reigning All-Ireland champions, having been put to the pin of their collar, had done just that and were rewarded with a place in the Munster decider on July 13. Successive points from Waterford’s Shane Bennett and Patrick Curran had moved the home outfit two in front entering time added on, a remarkable overtaking effort given they were two adrift and very much under the cosh coming down the home stretch.

Clare, having dragged themselves back into contention in the second-half, minus the services of midfielder Michael O’Malley who received a red card on 35 minutes for striking Darragh Lyons, were not prepared to fold. Jason McCarthy launched a probing delivery into the Waterford danger area. Up went well over a dozen hands, Patrick Fitzgerald rising highest. The Clare midfielder pulled down possession and unleashed a powerful effort on goal. Save, an outstanding one at that by Déise keeper Billy Nolan.

Nolan had gift-wrapped Clare’s opening major when running out over a half-hit Aaron Shanagher effort 10 minutes in. Still U16, the goalkeeper could easily have dropped the head. Winners, though, never quit.

“I never believed it was gone from us because I know the quality of lads we have,” said Lyons. “When they got back level within 10 minutes of the second-half you were saying where are we going to pull this from and at that stage you do have a little doubt, but the calibre of the players and the subs that came in, particularly Eddie Meaney, was crucial. I think the turning point was centre-forward Conor Gleeson going back centre-back midway through the second-half when Clare were on top. He controlled that whole area and it did give us an impetus which we fed off.”

As for Nolan’s intervention at the death? “I just said to him there he is lucky he got it because he made a balls of the first one. He would be the first to acknowledge that. If I saw anything coming here tonight the one thing I wouldn’t have seen coming was Billy making a mess of that first one. He is an absolutely brilliant goalkeeper and my heart would have went out to him had we lost this game. It was ironic that he kept us in the game in the end.”

Waterford, boasting five changes in personal and 12 positional switches to the side which overcame Clare in their first round meeting back in April, roared into proceedings and had two white flags raised inside the opening minute. Indeed, by the seventh minute their advantage stood at 1-6 to 0-0. Corner-forward Patrick Curran crashed home the opening major of the contest, with Conor Gleeson, Aaron O’Sullivan and the aforementioned Curran splitting the posts.

Then followed Nolan’s blunder, the stroke of luck which Clare badly required. A second major arrived in the subsequent action as Shanagher, holding off the challenge of full-back MJ Sutton, fired to the net. Game on. Waterford ratcheted it up a further notch with Curran sniping a pair of frees. Shane Bennett, following a superb run down the right wing, struck for goal number two on 28 minutes — 2-8 to 2-2 the interval difference, hugely unreflective of Waterford’s dominance.

In keeping with the strange nature of the contest, ridden with errors and poor decision making, Clare assumed control at the change of ends, notching eight unanswered points to edge 2-10 to 2-8 clear — Ian Galvin, Cormac Curran (0-3, 0-2 frees), Shanagher and Patrick Fitzgerald all on target. An ultra-productive period for the Banner, all the more impressive given it was achieved with only 14-men.

Winners, though, never quit and Curran and substitute Eddie Meaney pegged back the difference before Waterford drove for the line. “Early in the second-half was squeaky bum time for us because Clare brought the game massively to us,” continued Lyons. “We responded, thankfully.”

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran (1-7, 0-4 frees); S Bennett (1-2, 0-2 frees); C Gleeson (0-2); E Meaney, A O’Sullivan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: A Shanagher (2-2, 0-1 free); C Corbett (0-4, 0-3 frees); J McCarthy, G Whyte, M O’Malley, I Galvin, B Guilfoyle, D Fitzgerald (0-1 each).

WATERFORD: B Nolan; E Hayden, MJ Sutton; M Cronin; C Prunty, C Roche, J Mullaney; D Lyons, A Molumby; S Bennett, C Gleeson, C Curran; P Hogan, A O’Sullivan, P Curran.
Subs: S Ryan for O’Sullivan (HT), B Nolan for Hanley (47), J Allen for Curran (47), S Murray for Hayden (50).

CLARE: J Loughnane; C Cooney, S Downey, R Hayes; J McCarthy, D Walsh, B O’Gorman; M O’Malley, D Fitzgerald; C Corbett, M O’Shea, I Galvin; P McNamara, A Shanagher, B Guilfoyle.

ubs: G Whyte for M O’Shea (27 mins), L O’Donovan for McNamara (55), D Chaplin for Corbett (57).

Referee: J McCormack (Tipperary)


Déise advance to Munster Minor Hurling Final

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MHC SEMI-FINAL: WATERFORD 2-13 CLARE 2-12

Report from GAA.ie

Reigning All-Ireland champions Waterford overcame a strong challenge from Clare at Fraher Field on Wednesday night to advance to the Munster Minor Hurling Championship final for the second year in a row. Waterford made a brilliant start to the game and were 1-6 to 0-0 in front with just eight minutes on the clock. Patrick Curran found the net early on for the Déise, while Conor Gleeson and Aaron O’Sullivan also got on the scoreboard in the opening stages.

However, at the mid-point of the first half, Clare struck two goals in the space of a couple of minutes through the prolific Aaron Shanagher to turn the game completely on its head. Those two goals kept Clare in touch until the very end of the half, when a Shane Bennett goal restored Waterford’s supremacy and left them 2-8 to 2-2 ahead at the interval.

Clare were reduced to 14 players early in the second half when Michael O’Malley was dismissed, but it didn’t stop them coming right back into the game when Colin Corbett reeled off four points without reply. Clare managed eight points without reply in total between the start of the second half and the 48th minute to leave themselves two ahead, but Waterford restored parity to leave the sides level with five minutes to go. Tired after their impressive comeback, Clare flagged in the closing minutes, and Waterford points from Curran and Bennett sent them through to the decider, where they will face Cork or Limerick.


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Students / OAPs – €5 (concession at the style on production of relevant ID)
Under 16s free


Team News

The Waterford Minor Hurling Team to play Clare on Wednesday night in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship in Fraher Field, Dungarvan has been announced tonight. Throw In 7.30pm.

1. Billy Nolan Roanmore
2. Eddie Hayden Ballygunner
3. M.J. Sutton Ferrybank
4. Michael Cronin Ardmore
5. Conor Prunty Abbeyside/Ballinacourty
6. Colm Roche Shamrocks
7. Jack Mullaney Stradbally
8. Darragh Lyons Dungarvan
9. Andy Molumby Cappoquin
10. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart
11. Conor Gleeson Fourmilewater
12. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers
13. Peter Hogan Ballygunner
14. Aaron O Sullivan Cappoquin
15. Patrick Curran Dungarvan ​

CLARE: J Loughnane; C Cooney, S Downey, R Hayes; B O’Gorman, D Walsh, D McCarthy; M O’Malley, D Fitzgerald; C Corbett, M O’Shea, I Galvin; P McNamara, A Shanagher, B Guilfoyle


When – Wednesday June 25th at 7.30pm

Where – Fraher Field Dungarvan

Referee – John McCormack (Tipperary)

Standby Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Linesman – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)

4th Official – David Grogan (Tipperary)

Umpires – John Hadnett, Mickey Butler, Pat McCormack, Adrian Crosse (Tipperary)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Next Round – the winners will qualify for the Munster final on Sunday July 13th against Cork or Limerick.

For the Record

  Clare Waterford
2014 Team Management Eamon Fennessy – Manager

Kenny Morrissey – Trainer

Alan Cunningham

Martin Duggan

 

Derek Lyons (Dungarvan) – Manager

John Treacy (Passage)

Paul Keane (St. Mollerans)

2014 Team Captain Darragh Walsh
(Éire Óg)
Shane Ryan
(De La Salle)
2013 Championship Performance Lost to Cork by 3-15 to 2-14 in the first round and to Waterford by 4-18 to 1-10 in the play-off for a semi-final place. Lost the first round to Tipperary by 2-18 to 1-15. Defeated Clare by 4-18 to 1-10 in the play-off for a semi-final place. Defeated Cork by 3-19 to 1-20 aet in the semi-final. Lost to Limerick by 1-20 to 4-8 in Munster final replay but went on to win their first All Ireland title since 1948 by defeating Galway in the final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2011 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 42
Won – 20
Lost – 21
Drawn – 1
Played – 37
Won – 14
Lost – 19
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship April 9th 2014 – Munster 1st round at Cusack Park Ennis Waterford 1-13 Clare 0-11– a late surge of 1-5 without reply saw Waterford come from behind to win.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

First Round

Wednesday April 9th

@ Páirc Uí Rinn                               Cork 5-26                   Kerry 0-9

@ Cusack Park Ennis                     Waterford 1-13          Clare 0-11

Thursday April 10th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick 3-17            Tipperary 2-11

Play-offs

Tuesday April 22nd Play-Off 1

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare 6-25                 Kerry 0-11

Wednesday April 30th Play-Off 2

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare 1-23                 Tipperary 0-12

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 25th

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan                       Clare v Waterford                                         @7.30pm

Thursday June 26th

@ Gaelic Grounds, Limerick                      Cork v Limerick                                             @7.30pm

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Waterford and Clare last met at Fraher Field in the 2013 Munster minor hurling championship when Waterford secured a 4-18 to 1-10 victory in a semi-final play-off game.

Limerick are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 4-8 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium in the 2013 final replay. `

Waterford secured their first All Ireland minor hurling title since 1948 when they defeated Galway in the final on September 8th 2013 by 1-21 to 0-16.

Cork last appeared in a Munster Minor Hurling final in 2008 when they won the title by defeating Tipperary by 0-19 to 0-18.

1989 was the last time Limerick qualified for 2 consecutive Munster finals.

Cork Coach Mark Landers captained Cork to win the All-Ireland senior hurling title in 1999. Manager Denis Ring guided St. Colman’s College Fermoy to a number of Harty Cup titles. This is a first season in charge for Denis and his team, who were appointed at the end of last season.

Clare appeared in 3 Munster minor hurling finals in a row from 2010 to 2012, winning in 2010 and 2011 against Waterford and losing to Tipperary in 2012. Several of their All Ireland senior winning squad of 2013 featured on those minor teams.

Top Scorers by County in 2014 Championship: Clare – Aaron Shanagher 4-26 (1-19 frees, 0-2 65s); Cork –  Eoghan Kenny and Luke Meade 2-4 each; Kerry – Brandon Barrett (0-4 all frees); Limerick – Barry Nash 2-2; Tipperary – Andrew Coffey 1-3 (0-1 free); Waterford – Patrick Curran 0-7 (0-6 frees)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (6) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984 , 2013

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A., Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are sedond in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984) and Waterford joined them on 3 last year (1929, 1948, 2013) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 14 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has returned to Munster on 5 occasions – Cork (2001), Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012) and Waterford (2013). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Munster Intermediate Hurling Final – Cork 4-15 Tipperary 2-8

Cork defeated Tipperary by 4-15 to 2-8 in the Munster GAA Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Wednesday June 25th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


Three-goal Drake sees Rebels reclaim title

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 4-15 Tipperary 2-8

Tipperary’s quest for a three-in-a-row of Munster and All-Ireland IHC titles came to ground as Cork were deserving victors at Páirc Uí Rinn last night. Set on their way by a pair of David Drake goals inside eight minutes, Cork always looked likelier victors. While their play may not have sparkled all night, they minimised their errors while Tipp struggled to function until a 14-minute purple patch during the second half, when they outscored their hosts by 2-3 to no score.

By that stage, though, the outcome was decided and Cork finished strongly to ensure victory – the county’s first Munster hurling title since the intermediate of 2010. The way they began was vitally important to the outcome, according to Cork manager Liam Hayes. “It’s a big advantage when you start so well,” he said. “It gives you the cushion to drive on, the lads responded well. I’m happy enough but we went to sleep for a bit in the second half. We’ll have a look at it.

“It’s nice to be in the All-Ireland series, when Tipp beat us last year in the final hit us hard. A lot of these guys were involved then and they were disappointed with how the year ended so they wanted to respond, and they did.”

As impressive as Cork were, Tipp were part-architects in their own downfall in the first half. Both of Drake’s goals came after deliveries were allowed to bounce around the goalmouth, they had 10 first-half wides and none of their four points before the break came from play. Cork, with full-forward John Cronin getting through a lot of ball from his posting as a third midfielder, profited, with Cormac Murphy excellent in the half-back line while Michael O’Sullivan and Peter O’Brien also did well.

The half-time margin was 2-8 to 0-4, and points from Murphy and O’Brien extended the lead before another nail was applied to the Tipp coffin. When Michael Walsh’s point effort came back off the post, sub Mark Sugrue was quickest to react as he fired to the net, and Cork added five more points to lead by 18 before Tipp opened their second-half account.

To give them credit, Michael Sheedy’s goal was followed in quick succession by Kieran Morris’s green flag. Even though Aiden McGrath got two 65s and John Sheedy got their first point from play as Cork went 14 minutes without play, Tipp were only playing for pride by this stage.

Cronin ended their drought and Colm Barry also got a fine point before Drake finished the evening for Cork with his hat-trick goal. From Walsh’s neat pass, he took the ball down and then side-stepped goalkeeper James Logue to cap a good evening for him and his side. Galway await Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Scorers for Cork: D Drake 3-0, P O’Brien 0-4 (frees), M Sugrue 1-1, J Cronin, M O’Sullivan 0-3 each, C Murphy 0-2 (one free), C Casey, C Barry 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: M Sheedy, K Morris 1-0 each T O’Brien (frees), A McGrath (two 65s, one free) 0-3 each, K Fox, J Sheedy 0-1 each.

CORK: R Cunningham; J O’Callaghan, A Dennehy, B Ó Tuama; C Murphy, T Healy, C Barry; N Kelly, M Walsh; J Walsh, P O’Brien, M O’Sullivan; C Casey, J Cronin, D Drake.
Subs: M Sugrue for Kelly (half-time), R Cashman for Murphy (47-51, injured), T Lawrence for O’Callaghan (50), A Mannix for O’Brien (55), R Crowley for Drake (59), Cashman for Healy (60).

TIPPERARY: J Logue; P Ryan, Andrew Ryan, D Quinn; B Stapleton, R Sherlock, A McGrath; J Gallagher, P White; S Curran, M Sheedy, T Heffernan; T O’Brien, B Walsh, D Collins.
Subs: Adrian Ryan for Walsh (28, injured), K Morris for Heffernan (37), D Stapleton for A Ryan (41), K Fox for P White (44), J Sheedy for O’Brien (49).

Referee: D O’Driscoll (Limerick)


Team News

The Cork Intermediate team to play Tipperary in the Munster Final tomorrow night at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn will line out as follows:

1. Richie Cunningham – Youghal
2. John Callaghan – Inniscarra (Captain)
3. Alan Dennehy – Charleville
4. Barra O Tuama – Castlemartyr
5. Colm Barry – Castlelyons
6. Tadgh Healy – Buttevant
7. Cormac Murphy – Mallow
8. Nicky Kelly – Mayfield
9. Michael Walsh – Kildorrery
10. Jamie Wall – Kilbrittan
11. Peter O’Brien- Kildorrery
12. Michael O’Sullivan -Tracton
13. Colm Casey – Inniscarra
14. John Cronin – Lisgoold
15. David Drake – Carrigaline

Subs
16. James McSweeney – Bandon
17. John Grace – Youghal
18. Tomás Lawrence – Brian Dillons
19. Ross Cashman – Kilbrittan
20. Ronan Crowley – Bandon
21. Mark Kennefick – Ballygarvan
22. Adrian Mannix – Kilworth
23. Kevin Hallissey – Eire Og
24. John Sheehan – Argideen Rangers

Liam Hayes and his selectors have made two changes to the side that defeated Clare in the semi-final, with Nicky Kelly and Colm Casey returning from injury in place of Ross Cashman and Mark Kennefick.

Extended Panel Members
Cian McCarthy (Brian Dillons)
Fionn Keane (Newcestown)
Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr)

The Tipperary team to play Cork in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Final this Wednesday night at 7.30pm in Pairc Uí Rinn shows 3 changes from the starting line up that beat Limerick in the semi final.

Paudie Whyte, Sean Curran and Bill Walsh come in to the team in place of Denis Stapleton, Thomas Cleary and John Sheedy. Also added to the panel since the Limerick game are Adrian Ryan (Templederry Kenyons) and Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris)

1. James Logue, Ballingarry
2. Daire Quinn, Nenagh Eire Óg
3. Andrew Ryan Toomevara
4. Pat Ryan, Clonakenny
5. Brian Stapleton, Templederry Kenyons
6. Ronan Sherlock, Silvermines (Captain)
7. Aiden McGrath, Loughmore Castleiney
8. Joe Gallagher, Kildangan
9. Paudi White, Clonoulty Rossmore
10. Sean Curran, Mullinahone
11. Michael Sheedy, Portroe
12. Tommy Heffernan, Nenagh Eire Óg
13. Tony O’Brien, St Patricks
14. Bill Walsh, Carrick Swan
15. David Collins, Drom & Inch
16. Darragh Mooney Eire Og Annacarty
17. Bobby Bergin, Clonakenny
18. Joe Carroll, Roscrea
19. Kevin Fox, Eire Og Annacarty
20. Kieran Morris, Moycarkey-Borris
21. Adrian Ryan, Templederry Kenyons
22. John Sheedy, Portroe
23. Denis Stapleton Sean Treacy’s
24. Kevin Walzer, Mullinahone

Manager: John Carroll (Roscrea)
Selectors: Sean O’Meara (Mullinahone), John Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane), Anthony “Bricky” O‘Neill (Cappawhite).

Also on the Tipperary IH Panel are – Steven Buckley, St Marys Clonmel; Darren O’Connor, Roscrea; James Waters, Carrick Swans and Paul Ryan, Upperchurch-Drombane.

Munster Senior Football Semi-Final – Kerry 1-17 Clare 1-13

Kerry defeated Clare by 1-17 to 1-13 in the Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 22nd at Cusack Park Ennis.



Munster SFC: Kerry just about hold off Clare

MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL: CLARE 1-13 KERRY 1-17

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Defending champions Kerry finally showed their class to make it into the Munster football final after a battling performance from Clare at Cusack Park. Anthony Maher was sent off ten minutes from time for the Kingdom, but a strong second-half showing from Kerry ensured Clare received no reward for their brave display.

After Shane Hickey’s early black card, Clare received another huge setback when Paul Murphy goaled for Kerry in the ninth minute, but ten minutes later Shane McGrath’s reply saw the Banner men lead by 1-8 to 1-7 at the break.

But it was only on the resumption that play began to go as expected for the Kerry supporters, and three points in a row after the restart from Stephen O’Brien, Paul Geaney and Bryan Sheehan turned that deficit into a two-point lead. Enda Coughlan steadied Clare with a good score in the eighth minute of the half, but with Geaney beginning to find room inside for the Kingdom, the scores began to flow a little more freely.

Sheehan and Declan O’Sullivan put Eamon Fitzmaurice’s side four ahead before Maher was sent off following a second yellow card offence on Gary Brennan in the 60th minute. But that didn’t halt Kerry and further points from Geaney and substitute Barry John Keane wrapped up the win and a spot in the provincial final against Cork on July 6.
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Scorers for Clare: S McGrath 1-2; D Tubridy 0-4 (2f); E Coughlan 0-2; S Brennan 0-1; M O’Leary 0-1; S Collins 0-1; R Donnelly 0-1; E Cleary 0-1.

Scorers for Kerry: P Geaney 0-6; B Sheehan 0-4 (1f); P Murphy 1-0; S O’Brien 0-2; Declan O’Sullivan 0-2 (1f); A Maher 0-1; M Geaney 0-1; BJ Keane 0-1.

CLARE: J Hayes; M Mc Mahon, K Harnett, D Ryan; C Russell, G Kelly, S Hickey; G Brennan, S McGrath; S Collins, P Collins, S Brennan; M O’Leary, D Turbidy, E Coughlan
Subs: J Malone for Hickey (6 BC), R Donnelly for O’Leary (45), S McNelis for Hartnett (53), C O’Connor for S Brennan (60), E Cleary for Coughlan (69).

KERRY: B Kelly; P Murphy, M O Se, S Enright; P Crowley, K Young, F Fitzgerald; A Maher, D Moran; Darran O’Sullivan, B Sheehan, M Geaney; S O’Brien, Declan O’Sullivan, P Geaney
Subs: A O’Mahony for Moran (23), BJ Keane for Darren O’Sullivan (27-28 blood), D Walsh for Darren O’Sullivan (h-t), J Lyne for M Geaney (54), B J Keane for O’Brien (63), C Donaghy for P Geaney (67), P Kilkenny for Fitzgerald (67).

Referee: D Gough (Meath)



When – Sunday June 22nd at 3.30pm

Where – Cusack Park, Ennis

Referee – David Gough (Meath)

Standby Referee – Eddie Kinsella (Laois)
Linesman – Michael Collins (Cork)
Sideline Official – Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)
Umpires – Stephen Gough, Dean Gough, Terry Gough, Eugene Gough (Meath)

Next Round – the winners play Cork or Tipperary in the Munster final on July 6th.



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Team News

Clare (SF v Kerry) – Joe Hayes (Lissycasey), Dean Ryan (Éire Óg), Kevin Harnett (Meelick), Martin McMahon (Kilmurry Ibrickane), Shane Hickey (Kilmurry Ibrickane), Gordon Kelly (St Joseph’s Miltown), Ciaran Russell (Éire Óg), Gary Brennan (Clondegad) Capt., Shane Brennan (Clondegad), Sean Collins (Cratloe) Padraic Collins (Cratloe), Shane McGrath (Thomas Davis), Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil), David Tubridy (Doonbeg), Enda Coughlan (Kilmurry Ibrickane)

Kerry Senior Football Team V Clare
The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Clare in the Munster GAA Football Championship Semi Final in Ennis on Sunday sees 5 players make their full Championship debut. Brian Kelly in goal, Paul Murphy at corner back, Michael and Paul Geaney and Stephen O’Brien in attack all come into a side that is captained by Fionn Fitzgerald of Dr Crokes. The Geaney cousins made their Championship debuts as substitutes in last year’s Championship campaign, but Brian Kelly, Paul Murphy and Stephen O’Brien get their first taste of Championship action.

The team is as follows:
1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
2. Paul Murphy Rathmore
3. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
4. Shane Enright Tarbert
5. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
6. Killian Young Renard
7. Fionn Fitzgerald (Capt) Dr Crokes
8. Anthony Maher Duagh
9. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
10. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
11. Bryan Sheehan St Marys
12. Michael Geaney Dingle
13. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
14. Declan O’Sullivan Dromid Pearses
15. Paul Geaney Dingle

Fir Ionaid:
16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
17. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
18. Kieran O’Leary Dr Crokes
19. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
20. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
21. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
22. Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh/Glencar
23. Daithí Casey Dr Crokes
24. Paul O’Donoghue St Marys
25. Kieran Donaghy Austin Stacks
26. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane

Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)
Traenálaí: Cian O’Neill (Moorefield, Kildare)
Róghnóirí: Diarmuid Ó Murchú (Daingean Uí Chúis), Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks).

Rehabbing from Injury
James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion (Shoulder)
Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes (Ankle)
Jack Sherwood Firies (Hamstring)
Colm Cooper Dr Crokes (Knee Ligaments)

• Paul Murphy (Rathmore) Played with the Kerry Under 21s in 2012 and played Sigerson Cup with UCC last year. He won a Kerry Club Championship (senior) medal with Rathmore in 2011. He made his AFL debut in the opening Round against Dublin this year and played in all rounds.

• Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare) was a Kerry Minor panellist in 2009 and played Under 21 with the County in 2011 and 2012. He is the holder of a Cork Senior Football Championship medal and a Sigerson Cup medal, both with UCC (2011). He holds Kerry and Munster Junior Championship medals with his club. He made his AFL debut in the opening Round against Dublin this year.

• Michael (Mikey) Geaney made his Allianz League debut for Kerry against Down in 2012 and made his Championship debut in last year’s campaign when coming on as a substitute against Waterford and Cavan. A Kerry Under 21 player in 2010, the 25 year old hold Kerry Minor and Under 21 County Championship medals.

* Paul Geaney made his Allianz League debut for Kerry against Cork in 2011 and his Championship debut as a substitute against Cavan in last year’s campaign. The 23 year old student has a Munster Minor Medal from 2008 and played Under 21 in 2010. Holder of a Cork Senior Football Championship medal with UCC.

* Brian Kelly won a Munster Minor medal with Kerry in 2008 and played for 3 years on the Under 21 team (2009 – 2011). He made his Allianz League debut for Kerry against Mayo in 2012 and hails from a Club that has produced goalkeepers of the calibre of Johnny Culloty and Peter O’Leary to the Kerry team in the past.

* Killian Young returns from injury – a broken ankle received in the lead in to last year’s All Ireland Semi Final.

* Declan O’Sullivan returns for his first game since the All Ireland semi final defeat to Dublin last season and will play his 65th Championship game.

For the Record

  Clare Kerry
2014 Team Manager Colm Collins Eamonn Fitzmaurice
2013 Championship Performance Lost Munster semi-final to Cork by 1-20 to 1-11 at Cusack Park Ennis.

Lost Qualifiers Round 2 game to Laois by 3-17 to 0-10 at Cusack Park, Ennis.

Defeated Tipperary by 2-19 to 0-8 in Munster quarter-final.

Defeated Waterford by 4-21 to 1-4 in semi-final.

Defeated Cork by 1-16 to 0-17 in Munster final.

Defeated Cavan by 0-15 to 0-9 in All Ireland quarter-final.

Lost to Dublin by 3-18 to 3-11 in All Ireland semi-final.

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 2 75
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1992 2013
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 23
Won – 7
Lost – 14
Drawn – 2
Played – 38
Won – 28
Lost – 5
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship June 15th 2008 (Munster Semi-Final) – Kerry 1-14 Clare 0-5. Kerry lead by 0-7 to 0-4 at half time and a second half Colm Cooper goal put the result beyond doubt.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2014

Quarter-Finals

Saturday May 31st

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick          Tipperary 2-14         Limerick 2-11

Saturday June 7th

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare 2-8                   Waterford 2-8

Quarter-Final Replay

Saturday June 14th

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan           Clare 3-11                 Waterford 0-12  

Semi-Finals

Saturday June 21st

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

Sunday June 22nd

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                               Clare v Kerry                                   @ 3.30pm

Final

Sunday July 6th

2pm throw-in

 

Top Scorers Munster SFC 2014

Paul Whyte (Waterford)                      1-7 (0-4 frees)

Barry Grogan (Tipperary)                   1-4 (0-3 frees)

Eoin Hanrahan (Limerick)                  1-4 (1-0, pen, 0-3 frees)

David Tubridy (Clare)                                     1-3 (0-1 free)

Philip Austin (Tipperary)                     1-2

Gary Brennan (Clare)                         1-2

Liam Ó Lonáin (Waterford)                 1-2

Shane McGrath (Clare)                      0-5

JJ Hutchinson (Waterford)                 0-4

Ian Ryan (Limerick)                            0-4 (0-3 frees)

Shane Brennan (Clare)                       1-0

Enda Coughlan (Clare)                       1-0

Rory Donnelly (Clare)                         1-0

Sean Collins (Clare)                            0-3

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, 2014 so far – 24.7

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.

This year’s quarter final draw between Clare and Waterford was the first drawn game in the Munster senior football championship since 2010 when Cork and Kerry drew 0-15 each in the semi-final at Fitzgerald Stadium on June 6th. Kerry won the replay by 1-15 to 1-14.

This year’s semi-final pairings are a bit of a novelty as Cork and Tipperary last met in the Munster championship in 2007 and Kerry and Clare last met in Munster in 2008, although they did meet in the 2012 qualifiers when Kerry won by 2-22 to 1-6.

Clare last qualified for the Munster senior football final in 2012, where they lost to Cork by 3-16 to 0-13.

Tipperary last qualified for the Munster senior football final in 2002 where they lost to Cork in a replay by 1-23 to 0-7.

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 pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information


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Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-12 Clare 0-7

Kerry defeated Clare by 2-12 to 0-7 in the Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 22nd at Cusack Park Ennis.


Kerry saunter into junior final

Report from the Irish Examiner web site

Kerry advanced to the Munster JFC final against Cork following an easy victory over Clare yesterday. Clare’s lack of scoring power was reflected in the fact they only hit the target from play on one occasion. Kerry, for their part, held their opponents scoreless for the opening 27 minutes and went in 1-6 to 0-2 ahead at the break thanks to a Brian Crowley goal.

A Gavin O’Grady goal from a penalty sealed it for Kerry in the 48th minute after he was hauled down in possession. Kerry began the game in sprightly fashion and led by 0-5 to 0-0 by the 16th minute, setting a trend for the rest of the tie. When Crowley goaled in the 19th minute, after a good Greg Gibson pass, he made it 1-5 and then Paul Kennelly added a pointed free to put nine between the sides.

Clare eventually got on the scoreboard and landed two frees from team captain Gary Leahy before half-time. In the second period Kerry continued to dominate. Clare’s only score from play came at the death when mid-fielder Darran O’Neill pointed from a distance.

Scorers for Kerry: G O’Grady 1-3 (1-0 pen, 1 45), P Kennelly 0-5 (1f), B Crowley 1-0, T Hickey 0-2, B O’Sullivan, C Keating 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: G Leahy 0-6 (6fs), D O’Neill 0-1.

KERRY: S Murphy; S Lynch, K O’Dwyer, D Wrenn; G Gibson, D Daly, G Crowley; A Garnett, B O’Sullivan; B Crowley, C Keating, P O’Connor; G O’Grady, P Kennelly, T Hickey (capt)
Subs: M Brennan for Garnett (29), G Sayers for O’Connor (40), K Hurley for Crowley (43), C Horan for Lynch (51), R Horgan for Daly (58), P Ó Sé for Gibson (59).

CLARE: E Tubridy; J O’Dea, S Collins, C O’Brien; B Carrig, S Haugh, S Lineen; D O’Neill, K O’Connor; E Brew, Thomas Downes, S O’Driscoll; C Lillis, G Leahy (capt), K Malone.
Subs: C Ó hAanféin for Brew (23), D Nagle for Lineen (33), E Hanrahan for Thomas Downes (37), Tom Downes for O’Brien (bc, 39), C Normoyle for Tubridy (bc, 47), K Sexton for Lillis (54).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)


Team News

Kerry Junior Team V Clare

The Kerry Junior team to play Clare in the Munster GAA Football Junior Semi Final in Ennis On Sunday at 1:30 contains just 4 of the side defeated by Tipperary in last year’s Quarter final tie – Midfielder Brendan O’Sullivan, and the forward trio of Ciarán Keating, Philip O’Connor and Gavan O’Grady.

The team, captained by Thomas Hickey is as follows:

1 Shane Murphy Kilcummin
2 Shane Lynch Spa
3 Kevin O’Dwyer Waterville
4 Danny Wrenn Tarbert
5 Greg Gibson Waterville
6 Denis Daly St. Marys
7 Gavin Crowley Templenoe
8 Andrew Garnett Spa
9 Brendan O’Sullivan Valentia
10 Brian Crowley Templenoe
11 Ciaran Keating Skellig Rangers
12 Philip O’Connor Cordal
13 Gavan O’Grady Glenbeigh Glencar
14 Paul Kennelly Ballydonoghue
15 Thomas Hickey (Capt) Castleisland Desmonds
Fir Ionaid:
16 Sean Óg Ó Ciardubháin Cordal
17 Alan O’Donoghue John Mitchels
18 Rory Horgan Ardfert
19 Michael Brennan Churchill
20 Cian Horan Glenflesk
21 Paidraig Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
22 Gary Sayers Keel
23 Kieran Hurley St. Pats
24 Sean Moloney John Mitchels

Bainistíocht:
Bainisteoir: Stephen Wallace (Ardfert)
Róghnoirí: Fergus Clifford (Listry), Timmy O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys), Denis O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses).

Click here for details about Clare v Limerick Munster SHC Semi-Final on June 4th