Munster Senior Football Semi-Final – Cork 0-16 Tipperary 1-11

Cork defeated Tipperary by 0-16 to 1-11 in the Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday June 21st at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Cork survive almighty Tipp scare

MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL: CORK 0-16 TIPPERARY 1-11

Report from GAA.ie

It was a close-run thing, but ultimately Cork did just about enough to secure a passage to the Munster final as they saw off Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening.

With the game about to move into injury time, Tipp led by 1-11 to 0-13, but Cork sub Aidan Walsh kicked three consecutive points before Barry O’Driscoll assured them of victory. Despite being strong pre-match favourites, however, there was never really a stage when Cork lived up to that billing. Even though Daniel Goulding put them ahead with a second-minute free, Tipp set their tone as Peter Acheson and Conor Sweeney pointed to put them in front and by the 11th minute they led by 0-5 to 0-2, an advantage which should arguably have been greater.

Cork looked to have found some rhythm as they then reeled off five unanswered points, with Mark Collins, John Hayes and Paul Kerrigan all impressing while Goulding converted a pair of frees and Tipp struggled to make any real headway. They never panicked, however, and an excellent Steven O’Brien effort was added to by a free from Conor Sweeney to tie matters at 0-7 each. Again, Cork pushed on as Mark Collins and Fintan Goold both scored and Hayes should have put them five points clear but his goal attempt after an incisive move was somehow kept off the line by Acheson. That was in the 35th minute, but it was Tipp who went in leading at half-time as O’Brien arrowed a ball from midfield into Sweeney’s hands and he slotted past Ken O’Halloran in the Cork goal.

Despite Cork having introduced Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan by the start of the second half, there was no discernible change in the pattern of the game, as Sweeney ensured that any home scores were responded to in kind by the visitors. As the second half wore on, however, Tipp became paralysed at the prospect of a first championship win over Cork since 1944, despite the fact that the hosts were struggling in a big way themselves. Though sub Colm O’Neill kicked two points for Cork to bring them back to within a point, 1-10 to 0-12, a Tipp replacement, Brian Mulvihill, put them two ahead again. Walsh would have the final say, though.
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Scorers for Cork: D Goulding (0-3f), A Walsh 0-3 each, M Collins, C O’Neill (0-2f), B O’Driscoll 0-2 each, B Hurley (0-1f), J Hayes, P Kerrigan, F Goold 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: C Sweeney 1-4 (0-3f), B Grogan 0-2f, M Quinlivan, S O’Brien, C O’Riordan, P Acheson, B Mulvihill 0-1 each.

CORK: K O’Halloran; M Shields, T Clancy, N Galvin; J Loughrey, P Kelly, J O’Rourke; A O’Sullivan, F Goold; M Collins, P Kerrigan, B O’Driscoll; D Goulding, B Hurley, J Hayes
Subs: A Walsh for O’Sullivan (34), E Cadogan for Goulding (half-time), C O’Neill for Kerrigan (46), C O’Driscoll for Collins (51), D Óg Hodnett for Hurley (53), C Vaughan for Clancy (62).

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; P Codd, C McDonald, G Mulhair; C O’Riordan, R Kiely, P Acheson; S O’Brien, G Hannigan; P Austin, I Fahey, B Fox; C Sweeney, M Quinlivan, B Grogan
Subs: B Mulvihill for Fahey (44), J Coghlan for Austin (58), C McCullough for Grogan (60), H Coghlan for Hannigan (66), A Campbell for Mulhair (69).



When – Saturday June 21st at 7pm

Where – Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Referee – Fergal Kelly (Longford)
Standby Referee – Rory Hickey (Clare)
Linesman – Damien Maher (Westmeath)
Sideline Official – Richard Moloney (Limerick)
Umpires – Phelim Kelly, Tomas O’Rourke, Paul Kelly, Patrick Maguire (Longford)

Next Round – the winners play Clare or Kerry in the Munster final on Sunday July 6th.


Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Cork in tomorrow’s Munster Semi-Final at 7:00pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh shows 1 change from the side which defeated Limerick in the Quarter-Final.

John Coghlan comes in to the side at corner-back in place of Ger Mulhair.

Tipperary (SFC v Cork): Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard); John Coghlan (Moyne Templetuohy), Paddy Codd (Killenaule – Captain), Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow); Colin O’Riordan (J K Brackens), Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers); Steven O’Brien (Ballina), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers); Philip Austin (Borrisokane), Ian Fahey (Commercials), Brian Fox (Eire Óg Annacarty); Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Michael Quinlivan (Commercials), Barry Grogan (Aherlow)

CORK (SFC v Tipperary): K O’Halloran; M Shields (capt.), T Clancy, N Galvin; J Loughrey, P Kelly, J O’Rourke; A O’Sullivan, F Goold; M Collins, P Kerrigan, B O’Driscoll; D Goulding, B Hurley, J Hayes
Subs: D Hanrahan, J O’Sullivan, E Cadogan, D Cahalane, Tomás Clancy, A Walsh, R Deane, C O’Driscoll, D Óg Hodnett, C O’Neill, C Vaughan



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For the Record

  Cork Tipperary
2014 Team Manager Brian Cuthbert Peter Creedon
2013 Championship Performance Defeated Limerick by 3-17 to 0-8 in Munster quarter-final.

Defeated Clare by 1-20 to 1-11 in Munster semi-final.

Lost Munster final to Kerry by 1-16 to 0-17.

Defeated Galway by 1-17 to 1-16 in Qualifiers Round 4.

Lost All Ireland quarter final to Dublin by 1-16 to 0-14.

Lost quarter-final to Kerry by 2-19 to 0-8 in Munster quarter-final.

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 37 9
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2012 1935
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 36
Won – 22
Lost – 9
Drawn – 5
Played – 19
Won – 3
Lost – 14
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship June 3rd 2007 Limerick (Munster Semi-Final) –
Cork 2-18 Tipperary 0-10.


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