2014 GAA Football Championship Launch

The 2014 All-Ireland Football Series was launched in the Mansion House Dublin yesterday. Uachtarán-Tofa Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail, and players from the 4 provincial champions – Karl Lacey (Donegal), Robert Hennelly (Mayo), Jonny Cooper (Dublin) and James O’Donoghue (Kerry) – were all present to launch the GAA Championship

‘Round The Square Super Scores Week 10

All the best scores from last weekend’s Championship action.

Munster GAA Football Activity Day Killarney 2014

Munster GAA held an Activity Day 2014 in Staidiam Mhic Gearailt, Killarney Tuesday 15th July and Wednesday July 16th. Teams of under 12’s from Munster took part in the day’s activities – playing football, a tour of the stadium and a question and answer session with Kerry Football Captain Fionn Fitzgerald.

The clubs represented on July 15th included:
Béal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh, Milltown, Ballymacelligot, Cordal, John Mitchells (Kerry), St. Senan’s (Kerry), Spa, Mayfield, Feohanagh-Castlemahon, Listry, Kilrossanty, Dripsey, Ballyheigue, St. Kieran’s (Limerick), Urhan, Kilcummin, St. Mary’s (Kerry)

The clubs represented on July 16th included:
Firies, Beaufort, Glenflesk, Brosna, Kilgarvan, Knocknagoshel, Kilmihill, Cromane, Éire Óg (Clare), Knocknagree, Na Gaeil (Kerry), Rathgormack, Austin Stacks, Dr. Crokes, Legion, Ardfert, Tousist, Ballyduff, O’Rahilly’s, St. Patrick’s (Blennerville), Currow, Castlegregory

Click to view photos from the 2 Activity Days

Munster MHC Final Replay – Limerick 0-24 Waterford 0-18

Limerick defeated Waterford by 0-24 to 0-18 in the replay of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final on Tuesday July 22nd at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Munster MHC Final Replay: Limerick retain title

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final Replay: Limerick 0-24 Waterford 0-18

Report from GAA.ie

Limerick retained their Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship crown in Thurles this evening, with a six-point victory over Waterford. Limerick came good in the final quarter to claim back-to-back provincial titles in this grade for the first time ever. Waterford must now regroup for an All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin at Semple Stadium next Sunday, following defeat at the Thurles venue at the hands of Limerick.

For the second year in a row, Waterford lost to Limerick in a Munster minor hurling final replay, this time in front of 6,165 spectators. But they could have few complaints as Limerick embarked on a spectacular scoring spree in the final quarter of the game. Trailing by 0-15 to 0-17, Limerick embarked on a run that would see them out-point Waterford by 0-9 to 0-1 down the home straight.

Central to this victory was a haul of ten points from vice-captain Ronan Lynch – and five points from play scored by Tom Morrissey. Ahane player Morrissey was superb in the second half when Limerick came on strong. He pointed to level the game for the tenth time at 0-17 apiece and added two more as Limerick kicked for home. Barry Nash and Peter Casey also enjoyed good games for Limerick and while Patrick Curran hit eight points for Waterford, he was scoreless in the second half.

Waterford led by 0-13 to 0-11 at the end of a first half that was level nine times. And they had the best goalscoring chance of that opening half as Darragh Lyons forced a good save from Eoghan McNamara. Save of the game went to Waterford netminder Billy Nolan, however, as the Roanmore player denied Seamus Flanagan with a spectacular save. Nolan was helpless though as Limerick popped over points with regularity to seal a seventh Munster minor hurling crown.
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Scorers for Limerick: R Lynch 0-10 (6f, 3 65s), T Morrissey 0-5, P Casey & B Nash 0-3 each, C Ryan 0-2, R Hanley 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran 0-8 (6f), C Roche 0-4, S Ryan & E Meaney 0-2 each, C Curran & P Hogan 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: E McNamara; S Finn, P O’Loughlin, J Porter; L Lyons, A La Touche Cosgrave, C Byrnes; R Hanley, C Lynch; R Lynch, B Nash, S Flanagan; C Ryan, T Morrissey, P Casey
Subs: E Doyle for Lyons (37).
WATERFORD: B Nolan; D Prendergast, E Hayden, M Cronin; C Prunty, C Gleeson, J Mullaney; S Bennett, C Curran; P Hogan, C Roche, A Molumby; P Curran, D Lyons, S Ryan
Subs: E Meaney for Molumby (half-time), A O’Sullivan for Hogan (50), S Murray for Prendergast (53).

Referee: J McCormack (Tipperary).

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Report: Jackie Cahill



Ticket Information

Tickets for this game are now available to via gaa.tickets.ie, Centra and Supervalu outlets.

Adults – €10
Students / OAPs – €5
Under 16 – Free

Both stands for this game will be opened.


Team News

Limerick minor hurling management has announced their team & panel for Replay:

Limerick minor hurling management has announced their starting fifteen and match panel to face Waterford on this Tuesday evening in the replay of the Munster minor hurling final in Thurles at 7.30pm. Manager Brian Ryan and his selectors Eamonn Cregan, Jerry Wallace Anoghus O Brien and Stephen McDonogh has released their team and match panel as follows: 1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2. Sean Finn (Bruff), 3. Paddy O Loughlin (Kilmallock), 4. Jamie Porter (Monaleen), 5. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 6. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 7. Conor Byrnes (Murroe/Boher), 8. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 9. Cian Lynch (Captain)(Patrickswell), 10. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh/Castlemhon), 11. Barry Nash (South Liberties), 12. Ronan Lynch (Vice Captain)(Na Piarsaigh), 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane) and 15. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen).

Match panel is as follows: 16. Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), 17. Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 18. Edward Doyle (Monaleen), 19. Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), 20. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 21. Shane O Connell (Doon), 22. Brian Ryan (South Liberties), 23. Eoghan Costelloe (Adare) and 24. Dylan Dawson (Blackrock).

The Waterford Minor Hurling team to play Limerick in the replay in Semple Stadium is as follows –

1. Billy Nolan Roanmore
2. David Prendergast Lismore
3. Eddie Hayden Ballygunner
4. Michael Cronin Ardmore
5. Darragh Lyons Dungarvan
6. Colm Roche Shamrocks
7. Conor Prunty Abbeyside
8. Jack Mullaney Stradbally
9. Andy Molumby Cappoquin
10. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart
11. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers
12. Conor Gleeson Fourmilewater
13. Peter Hogan Ballygunner
14. Patrick Curran Dungarvan
15. Shane Ryan (Capt.) De Le Salle


When – Tuesday July 22nd at 7.30pm

Where – Semple Stadium Thurles

Referee – John McCormack (Tipperary)

Standby Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Linesman – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)

4th Official – John O’Brien (Tipperary)

Umpires – Mickey Butler, Paul Ryan, Dave Heelan, Pat McCormack (Tipperary)

Next Round – the winners will qualify for the All Ireland semi-final while the losers will play in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium on Sunday July 27th at 12 noon against Dublin.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

  Limerick Waterford
2014 Team Management Brian Ryan –

Manager

Eamonn Cregan

Stephen McDonagh

Jerry Wallace

 

Derek Lyons (Dungarvan) – Manager

John Treacy (Passage)

Paul Keane (St. Mollerans)

2014 Team Captain Captain: Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)

Vice Captain: Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)

Shane Ryan
(De La Salle)
2013 Championship Performance 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. 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 6 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2013 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 13
Lost – 16
Drawn – 4
Played – 39
Won – 15
Lost – 19
Drawn – 5
Last meetings in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Munster Minor Hurling Final 2014 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on July 13th – Limerick 3-14 Waterford 2-17.

Munster Minor Hurling Final 2013 replay at Semple Stadium on July 23rd – Limerick 1-20 Waterford 4-8. The score in the drawn game on July 14th was 2-19 each.

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           Waterford 2-13          Clare 2-12

Thursday June 26th

@ Gaelic Grounds, Limerick          Limerick 0-23            Cork 2-15

Final

Sunday July 13th

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh                       Limerick 3-14            Waterford 2-17

Final Replay

Tuesday July 22nd 

@ Semple Stadium                                                 Limerick v Waterford                                    @ 7.30pm

See Munster GAA website, www.munster.gaa.ie/fixtures/minor/ , for results and match reports.

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. `

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

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.

Waterford and Limerick have now finished level at full time on the last 3 occasions that they met in the Munster minor hurling championship. Their 2011 semi-final encounter resulted in a win for Waterford by 4-17 to 3-15 after extra time and last year Limerick won the replay.

This is only the third occasion that Limerick and Waterford have met in the Munster Minor hurling final – Limerick have won both previous final meetings – 2013 and 1958 (by 8-9 to 2-5)

This is Waterford’s 5th final appearance in 6 years – they won in 2009 (defeated Tipperary) and lost in 2010, 11 (both to Clare) and 13 (to Limerick).

Prior to last year, 2005 was the last time Limerick had appeared in a Munster minor hurling final. They lost then to Cork by 2-18 to 1-12.

Top Scorers in 2014 Minor Championship

Aron Shanagher (Clare)         6-28 (1-20 frees, 0-2 65s)

Patrick Curran (Waterford)     1-21 (0-15 frees)

Colin Corbett (Clare)               1-10 (0-3 frees)

Dayne Lee (Cork)                   1-10

Ronan Lynch (Limerick)         0-13 (0-9 frees, 0-1 65)

Colin Ryan (Limerick)             0-13 (0-7 frees)

Barry Nash (Limerick)            3-03

Luke Meade (Cork)                2-05

Shane Bennett (Waterford)    1-07 (0-4 frees, 0-1 sideline)

Sean Hayes (Cork)                 0-10 (0-8 frees)

Eoghan Keniry (Cork)             2-04

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


Match Programme

Pick up a copy of the 32 page all colour match programme before the game, retailing at €3.

2014_Munster_MHC_Final_Replay_Limerick-Waterford

Give your views on the future of Hurling

GAA President, Liam O’Neill established the Hurling 2020 Committee to look at the game of hurling and to submit proposals for change as appropriate to ensure the improvement of the game over the next 20 years.

The committee, under the Chairmanship of former All-Ireland Senior Hurling winning manager Liam Sheedy (Tipperary) has begun the process of consulting widely within the Association at all levels and with GAA supporters to ascertain the areas which require the most immediate attention. With this in mind, Hurling 2020 have launched a survey which will allow all participants to be entered in to a draw for 2 tickets to the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final.

This survey is a key part of the consultation process and its aim is to collate the feedback from the hurling community about the game as it stands and what you would like to see in its future.
Your submission to this survey will form the basis of the committee’s report in the autumn of 2014 with a view to tabling motions as required to the 2015 GAA Annual Congress.

Click here to take the survey today

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Qualifiers – Wexford 3-15 Waterford 2-15

Wexford defeated Waterford by 3-15 to 2-15 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Qualifiers on Saturday July 19th at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.



All-Ireland SHC: Wexford continue to thrill

ALL-IRELAND SHC ROUND 2: WEXFORD 3-15 WATERFORD 2-15

Report from GAA.ie

Wexford are through to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals for the first time since 2008. Liam Dunne’s Slaneysiders held on for a three-point victory over Waterford in front of 18,974 spectators at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny on Saturday evening. David Redmond’s second half goal handed Wexford a seven point lead but Waterford’s Colin Dunford scored two goals that helped to put the Deise back in front.

But it was Wexford, inspired by leading scorer Paul Morris, who held their nerve down the home straight to set up a meeting with Limerick in Thurles next Sunday. In the first championship meeting between the two sides since 2008, Wexford led by 2-9 to 0-12 at half-time. Morris scored Wexford’s first goal in the eleventh minute and with the teams seemingly set for deadlock at the break, teenage sensation Conor McDonald took a pass from Liam Óg McGovern to score a second goal for the Model County.

The scene was set for a gripping second half and even though Wexford finished with another big wides tally – 15 in total – they have now taken another notable championship scalp following on from last weekend’s seismic elimination of 2013 All-Ireland champions Clare. Redmond scorched through for a 41st minute goal that handed Wexford a 3-10 to 0-12 lead, but Waterford weren’t done yet and goals from Dunford in the 46th and 49th minutes turned the game on its head.

Dunford’s second goal handed Waterford a 2-14 to 3-10 lead before Morris tied the game for the sixth time in the 50th minute. Morris added three further points to put Wexford in command once again and the 56th minute point scored by Waterford sub Stephen Molumphy would prove to be their last score of the night. In the 66th minute, Ian Byrne completed the scoring with a superb long-range point for Wexford and the final whistle was greeted by a mass purple and gold pitch invasion.
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Scorers for Wexford: P Mahony 0-7 (6f, 1 65), C Dunford 2-1, A Gleeson 0-3, J Dillon 0-2, S Walsh & S Molumphy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: P Morris 1-6 (3f), C McDonald 1-2, D Redmond 1-0, L Óg McGovern & P Doran 0-2 each, D O’Keeffe, J Guiney & I Byrne 0-1 each.

WEXFORD: M Fanning; L Ryan, M O’Hanlon, K Rossiter; A Shore, E Moore, C Kenny; D Redmond, L Chin; H Kehoe, P Doran, J Guiney; P Morris, C McDonald, L Óg McGovern
Subs: D O’Keeffe for Kehoe (23), W Devereux for Rossiter (27), I Byrne for Devereux (54), G Sinnott for Redmond (65), R Jacob for McGovern (67).

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; N Connors, L Lawlor, P Prendergast; S Fives, K Moran, D Fives; M Walsh, T De Burca; S O’Sullivan, P Mahony, A Gleeson; S Walsh, C Dunford, J Dillon
Subs: G O’Brien for S Walsh (15), S Molumphy for D Fives (43), S Prendergast for Dillon (44), M O’Neill for Mahony (56), S Bennett for Lawlor (62)

Referee: C Lyons (Cork)


Team News

WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Shane Fives, Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors; Darragh Fives, Kevin Moran, Tadgh de Burca; Michael Walsh, Padraig Prendergast; Shane O’Sullivan, Pauric Mahony, Austin Gleeson; Colin Dunford, Shane Walsh, Jake Dillon.



All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 3B – Kildare 0-13 Clare 0-12

Kildare defeated Clare by 0-13 to 0-12 in Round 3B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship on Saturday July 19th at Cusack Park Ennis.


SFC Round 3B: Kildare deny brave Bannermen

ALL-IRELAND SFC ROUND 3B QUALIFIER: CLARE 0-12 KILDARE 0-13

Report from GAA.ie

Kildare needed six points from Alan Smith to get across the winning line at Cusack Park on Saturday evening, as Clare looked like causing one of the shocks of the year with a super performance. The Banner men led by 0-7 to 0-4 at half-time and by six points with 25 minutes remaining, but Jason Ryan’s men stormed into the final quarter and kicked the last seven points of the game to clinch a one-point win.

Two late first-half points from Shane McGrath gave Clare a decent cushion at the break, but with Smith in fine form at the other end, Kildare managed to stay in touch with the home side despite a poor start. Smith was the main reason Kildare managed to clinch the win, but they also had three points from substitute Eoghan O’Flaherty to thank for avoiding a shock defeat.

After keeping his side within range of Clare, Smith had cut the lead to two points immediately after the restart, but the Banner men then kicked five in a row to take a convincing lead. But Kildare finally clicked thereafter and once O’Flaherty stopped the rot with a fine point, further scores from Smith, Eamonn Callaghan and Paddy Brophy eventually saw Kildare over the line.

Kildare now go on to meet one of the losers of the Ulster and Leinster finals – if Meath lose to Dublin, Kildare will definitely play the Ulster runners-up as they have already faced the Royals this year.
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Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy 0-4 (3f, 1 ’45’), S McGrath 0-2, G Brennan 0-2, E Coughlan 0-1, P Collins 0-1, R Donnelly 0-1, M McMahon 0-1

Scorers for Kildare: A Smith 0-6 (1f), E O’Flaherty 0-3, E Callaghan 0-2, P O’Neill 0-1, P Brophy 0-1

CLARE: J Hayes; S Hickey, K Hartnett, M McMahon; J Malone, G Kelly, C Russell; G Brennan, S McGrath; S Collins, E Coughlan, S Brennan; P Collins, D Tubridy, R Donnelly
Subs: D Ryan for S Collins (56), E Cleary for Donnelly (56), M O’Leary for Coughlan (60), S McNelis for Hickey (65), P McMahon for S Brennan (66), L Healy for Russell (70).

KILDARE: M Donnellan; C Fitzpatrick, O Lyons; E Bolton, M O’Grady, F Conway, K Cribbin; T Moolick, G White; C McNally, N Kelly, P O’Neill; E Callaghan, P Fogarty, A Smith
Subs: T O’Connor for Fogarty (31), E O’Flaherty for White (43), P Brophy for Kelly (48), E Doyle for O’Grady (52), S Hurley for Moolick (58), M Conway for (70)

Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)


Team News

KILDARE: Mark Donnellan; Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Hugh McGrillen, Ollie Lyons; Emmet Bolton, Fergal Conway, Keith Cribbin; Tommy Moolick, Gary White; Cathal McNally, Niall Kelly, Pádraig O’Neill; Eamonn Callaghan, Pádraig Fogarty, Eoghan O’Flaherty

CLARE
1. Joe Hayes (Lissycasey)
2. Shane Hickey (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
3. Kevin Harnett (Meelick)
4. Martin McMahon (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
5. Jamie Malone (Corofin)
6. Gordon Kelly (St Joseph’s Miltown)
7. Ciaran Russell (Éire Óg)
8. Gary Brennan (Clondegad) (Capt)
9. Shane McGrath (Thomas Davis)
10. Sean Collins (Cratloe)
11. Enda Coughlan (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
12. Shane Brennan (Clondegad)
13. Padraic Collins (Cratloe)
14. David Tubridy (Doonbeg)
15. Rory Donnelly (Cooraclare).


Video: ‘Round The Square SuperScores Week 9

There are some cracking scores from both codes in this week’s ‘Round the Square SuperScores video.
In hurling, we have goals from Séamus Harnedy (Cork), John Conlon (Clare), Harry Kehoe (Wexford) and Lar Corbett (Tipperary), with some superb points in there as well from the likes of Declan Hannon (Limerick) and Shane Dooley (Offaly).

Goals from Tommy Moolick (Kildare) and Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) feature prominently in our football selection, with points from Stephen O’Neill (Tyrone), Benny Coulter (Down) and Jamie Clarke (Armagh) also making the grade.

Munster U21 Hurling Semi-Final – Clare 5-19 Tipperary 1-25

Clare defeated Tipperary by 5-19 to 1-25 after extra time in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday July 16th at Cusack Park Ennis.


Video Highlights from TG4




Match Programme

Supporters going to this game can pick up a souvenir programme for 2 euro which includes match previews, player profiles, a look back at previous meetings between Tipperary and Clare, various Odds and Ends and more.

2014_Munster_u21H_Clare_Tipperary



Team News

Tipperary travel to Cusack Park in Ennis on Wednesday night for the Munster under 21 semi-final the team has been named. The U21H team to play Clare includes six of the team that started against Clare in last years Munster Final defeat. These are Michael Breen, Cathal Barrett, Tomas Hamill, Seamus Kennedy, Jason Forde and Liam McGrath and they will be joined by current Senior Inter County player Ronan Maher along with Colin O Riordan from the current Senior Football squad plus 2012 All Ireland MH captain Bill Maher.

Tipperary (U21H v Clare) – Paul Maher (Moyne Templetuohy); Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill), Michael Breen (Ballina), Tom Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty); Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), John Meagher (Loughmore Castleiney), Tomas Hamill (Moyne Templetuohy), Seamus Kennedy (St. Mary’s Clonmel), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash); Colin O Riordan (J K Brackens), Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Dan McCormack (Borris Ileigh); Stephen Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields), Jason Forde (Silvermines – Captain), Sean Maher (Clonoulty Rossmore)

CLARE (U21 v Tipperary): Keith Hogan; Jarlath Colleran, Jack Browne, Seadna Morey; Gearóid O’Connell, Alan O’Neill, Conor Cleary; Tony Kelly, Colm Galvin; Jamie Shanahan, Shane McGrath, Peter Duggan; Bobby Duggan, Aaron Cunningham, David Reidy.


When – Wednesday July 16th @ 7:30pm

Where – Cusack Park Ennis

Referee – Cathal McAllister (Cork)
Stand-By Referee – Colm Lyons (Cork)
Linesman – Aidan Barry (Cork)
Sideline Official – James Bermingham (Cork)
Umpires – Dan Looney, Bernard Butler, Richard Moloney, Charlie McAllister

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 play Cork or Waterford in the Munster final on Wednesday, July 30th.

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5

Tickets available online at gaa.tickets.ie and in Centra and SuperValu shops. Pre-purchase to avoid delays on the night.
Under 16s are free

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

  Clare Tipperary
Management Donal Moloney, Gerry O’ Connor (Joint Managers), Jimmy Browne, Paul Kinnerk, Barry Fitzpatrick TJ Connolly (Manager),

Niall Curran, Ken Dunne, Noel Morris.

2013 Championship Performance Defeated Waterford and Tipperary to win the Munster Final before defeating Galway in the All Ireland semi-final and Antrim in the final by 2-28 to 0-12. Defeated Limerick and Cork in the Munster championship before losing to Clare in the Munster final by 1-17 to 2-10.

 

Number of Munster Under 21 Hurling titles 3 20
Last Munster Under 21 Hurling  Title 2013 2010
Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship Record since 2000 Played – 22
Won – 11
Lost – 11
Drawn – 0
Played – 31
Won – 20
Lost – 9
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship August 7th 2013 in Munster final at Semple Stadium Thurles –
Clare 1-17 Tipperary 2-10
What happened 3 years ago?

2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round-up

Defeated Kerry by 6-24 to 1-8 in the Munster quarter-final.

Defeated Tipperary by 3-13 to 1-13 in the Munster semi-final.

Defeated Waterford by 1-20 to 3-9 in the Munster final.

Lost to Galway by 1-23 to 1-18 in the All Ireland semi-final.

Lost to Waterford by 2-16 to 1-13 in the Munster quarter-final.

Defeated Cork by 2-16 to 1-9 in play-off game.

Lost to Clare by 3-13 to 1-13 in the Munster semi-final.

Lost to Galway by 1-23 to 1-18 in the All Ireland semi-final.

BORD GAIS ENERGY MUNSTER GAA HURLING UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

Quarter-Final

Wednesday June 4th  

@ Páirc na nGael Limerick            Clare 2-20                 Limerick 1-14

Semi-Finals

Wednesday July 16th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                                Clare v Tipperary                              @ 7:30pm

@ Walsh Park Waterford                            Cork v Waterford                              @ 7:30pm

Final

Wednesday July 30th

@ TBC                                  Semi-final 1 winner v Semi-final 2 winner          @ 7:30pm

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (20) – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (18) – 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007

Limerick (6) – 1986, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2002 , 2011

Waterford (3) – 1974, 1992, 1994

Clare (3) – 2009, 2012, 2013

Munster Under 21 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 in1964 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/u21h_teams/

Munster Under 21 Hurling Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Munster Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship

In the Under 21 Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts along with Kilkenny with 11 titles. Galway have 10 titles followed by Tipperary with 9. Limerick have won 4 All-Ireland titles in this grade. Clare have won 3 titles (all in the last 5 years) while Waterford have 1 title.

Useful Information

Clare are seeking to win 3 Munster and All Ireland titles in a row. Limerick were the last to achieve the Munster and All Ireland 3 in a row double between 2000 and 2002. Tipperary also won 3 in a row Munster and All Ireland titles between 1979 and 81 while Cork achieved the 4 in a row of Munster and All Ireland titles between 1968 and 1971.

Clare have gone on to win the All Ireland title on each of the occasions they have been Munster champions.

Since 2007, 4 of the 5 counties in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship have won the title – Cork (2007), Tipperary (2008 and 2010), Clare (2009, 2012 and 2013) and Limerick (2011).

The Munster Under 21 Hurling champions have captured the All-Ireland crown on 7 occasions since 2000 – Limerick (2000, 2001, 2003), Clare (2009, 2012, 2013) and Tipperary (2010). In the other 7 years the Munster championship winners which failed to go on to win the All Ireland title were Tipperary (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008),Cork (2005, 2007) and Limerick (2011).

Munster U21 Hurling Semi-Final – Cork 3-18 Waterford 0-16

Cork defeated Waterford by 3-18 to 0-16 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday July 16th at Walsh Park Waterford.


Second half goals sees Cork in Munster U21 hurling final

Cork 3-18 Waterford 0-16

Report from thescore.ie

TWO SECOND HALF strikes from Anthony Spillane and one from Alan Cadogan stunned Waterford in front of 3,717 spectators at Walsh Park. 14-man Cork progressed confidently to the Munster final as they outgunned the hosts by 3-8 to 0-5 in the second half.

Senior star Cadogan hit 1-4 in an outrageous personal display while Patrick Collins made five fabulous saves. On a mild evening, the hosts shaded the opening thirty by 0-11 to 0-10. In a brisk beginning, Waterford took up the running. Patrick Collins produced two point blank saves to deny Ryan Donnelly and Donie Breathnach. Points from Austin Gleeson, Gavin O’Brien, Ray Barry and Jake Dillon handed them the early initiative (0-4 to 0-1).
Cork levelled up at four points all with Cadogan and centre forward Colm Spillane striking two apiece.

Waterford kept their noses in front through the excellent Austin Gleeson but Cork were proving difficult to shrug off. Gleeson hit six first half efforts including a crowd pleasing effort close to the stand sideline. The fleet footed Cadogan kept Cork in the hunt with four from play while Rob O’Shea converted three frees.

Collins saved heroically for the third time on 29 minutes to deflect away Jamie Barron’s goalbound shot. Placed balls from Gleeson and Jake Dillon snuck Waterford ahead before the break. Cadogan pounced for the game changing goal on 35 minutes when he fielded a Cormac Murphy delivery over two defenders. He calmly rounded Barry and slotted to the net.

That put Cork in front for the first time and they never looked back. On 45 minutes, Anthony Spillane pounced on a misdirected short puck out to blast beyond Barry. Cormac Murphy’s sending off for an off the ball incident didn’t distract them. They stretched their legs thereafter before Spillane buried his second goal three minutes from time.

Scorers for Cork: A Spillane 2-1, A Cadogan 1-4, R O’Shea 0-7 (4fs, 1 65’), C Spillane 0-3, S O’Keeffe 0-2, C Burke 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: A Gleeson 0-7 (3fs, 2 65s), J Dillon 0-3 (1f), G O’Brien 0-2, R Barry, J Barron, R Donnelly, T De Burca 0-1 each.

CORK
1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
2. Stephen Murphy (Blackrock)
3. Colm Barry (Castlelyons)
4. Cian Buckley (Na Piarsaigh)
5. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline)
6. Killian Burke (Midleton – Captain)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
8. Darragh Brosnan (Brian Dillon’s)
9. Rickard Cahalane (Ballymartle)
10. Shane O Keeffe (Blackrock)
11. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
12. Michael Collins (Ballinhassig)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons)
15. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)
Subs: M Sugrue for Brosnan (47), K McIntyre for C Spillane (58), C Walsh for A Spillane (60).

WATERFORD
1. Seanie Barry (Lismore)
2. Kevin Daly (Dungarvan)
3. Tadhg Bourke (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg)
4. Shane Roche (Shamrocks)
5. Shane McNulty (De La Salle)
6. Ray Barry (Lismore)
7. Michéal Harney (Bonmahon)
8. Colin Dunford (Colligan)
9. Gavin O’ Brien (Roanmore)
10. Jake Dillon (De La Salle) (Capt.)
11. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
12. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
13. Donie Breathnach (An Rinn)
14. Ryan Donnelly (Dungarvan)
15. Michael Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)
Subs: S Bennett for Breathnach (38), K Power for Harney (45), T Devine for Kearney (54),

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary).


Munster U21: Cork surge through to final

BORD GÁIS ENERGY MUNSTER U21 SEMI-FINAL: WATERFORD 0-16 CORK 3-18

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Cork produced a superb second half performance to defeat Waterford on Wednesday night at Walsh Park and advance to the Munster U21 Hurling Final.
Waterford led at the break, but three Cork goals after the restart transformed the game, and remarkably, the Rebels were 11-point winners at the end. They achieved the win despite the sending off of Cormac Murphy, who was sent off with 15 minutes to go.

Waterford held a minimal advantage at the interval, leading 0-11 to 0-10 after a very close and competitive opening 30 minutes.
Austin Gleeson, Ray Barry and Jake Dillon were on target early on for Waterford, but Cork kept in touch through Alan Cadogan to trail 0-7 to 0-5 after 15 minutes.

With Cadogan causing trouble for the Déise defence, Cork drew level at 0-9 each, but Waterford finished the half with two points from Gleeson to lead going in. However, Cork restored parity after the restart and then Cadogan found the net after 34 minutes to put the visitors three ahead. The second Cork goal, 10 minutes later from Anthony Spillane, put Cork seven ahead.

The dismissal of Murphy just before this had threatened to derail Cork’s momentum but it had no effect whatsoever and if anything, spurred Cork on even further. Their third goal came five minutes from time from Spillane, and by then Waterford had completely fallen apart. They scored just five points in the second half to 3-8 from Cork, and that huge swing sent Cork comfortably through.


Match Programme

See below the cover of the match programme for this game retailing at 2 euro.

2014_Munster_U21H_Cork-Waterford



Team News

CORK (U21HC v Waterford): P Collins (Ballinhassig); S Murphy (Blackrock), C Barry (Castlelyons), C Buckley (Na Piarsaigh); K Kavanagh (Carrigaline), K Burke (Midleton), C Murphy (Mallow); D Brosnan (Brian Dillon’s), R Cahalane (Ballymartle); S O’Keeffe (Blackrock), C Spillane (Castlelyons), M Collins (Ballinhassig); A Cadogan (Douglas), A Spillane (Castlelyons), R O’Shea (Carrigaline).

WATERFORD (U21 v Cork): Seánie Barry; Kevin Daly, Tadhg Bourke, Shane Roche; Shane McNulty, Ray Barry, Micheál Harney; Colin Dunford, Gavin O’Brien; Jake Dillon, Jamie Barron, Austin Gleeson; Donie Breathnach, Ryan Donnelly, Michael Kearney.


When – Wednesday July 16th @ 7:30pm

Where – Walsh Park Waterford

Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Stand-By Referee – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)
Linesman – John O’Brien (Tipperary)
Sideline Official – John McCormack (Tipperary)
Umpires – Alan Horgan, David Heelan, Eamon Fogarty Mickey Butler (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 play Clare or Tipperary in the Munster final on Wednesday, July 30th.

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5

Tickets available online at gaa.tickets.ie and in Centra and SuperValu shops. Pre-purchase to avoid delays on the night.
Under 16s are free

For the Record

Cork Waterford
Management Pat Kenneally (Manager),John Hodgins (Coach)

Ger O’Halloran, Alan Browne and Damian Irwin

Peter Queally (Manager),Darragh Duggan (Coach)

MacDara McDonncha, Darragh O’Sullivan, Ciaran Curran.

2013 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary in the Munster semi-final by 5-19 to 2-13. Lost to Clare in the Munster semi-final by 2-15 to 0-17.
Number of Munster Under 21 Hurling titles 18 3
Last Munster Under 21 Hurling  Title 2007 1994
Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship Record since 2000 Played – 28
Won – 14
Lost – 12
Drawn – 2
Played – 19
Won – 5
Lost – 14
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship June 2nd 2010 in Munster quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh –
Cork 1-16 Waterford 1-3
What happened 3 years ago?2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round-up Lost to Limerick by 2-14 to 0-12 in the Munster quarter-final.Defeated Kerry by 0-25 to 2-16 in play-off game.

Lost to Tipperary by 2-16 to 1-9 in second play-off game.

Defeated Tipperary by 2-16 to 1-13 in the Munster quarter-final.Defeated Limerick by 4-17 to 3-15 aet in the Munster semi-final

Lost to Clare by 1-20 to 3-9 in the Munster final.

BORD GAIS ENERGY MUNSTER GAA HURLING UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

Quarter-Final

Wednesday June 4th  

@ Páirc na nGael Limerick            Clare 2-20                 Limerick 1-14

Semi-Finals

Wednesday July 16th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                                Clare v Tipperary                              @ 7:30pm

@ Walsh Park Waterford                            Cork v Waterford                              @ 7:30pm

Final

Wednesday July 30th

@ TBC                                  Semi-final 1 winner v Semi-final 2 winner          @ 7:30pm

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (20) – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (18) – 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007

Limerick (6) – 1986, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2002 , 2011

Waterford (3) – 1974, 1992, 1994

Clare (3) – 2009, 2012, 2013

Munster Under 21 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 in1964 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/u21h_teams/

Munster Under 21 Hurling Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Munster Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship

In the Under 21 Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts along with Kilkenny with 11 titles. Galway have 10 titles followed by Tipperary with 9. Limerick have won 4 All-Ireland titles in this grade. Clare have won 3 titles (all in the last 5 years) while Waterford have 1 title.

Useful Information

Clare are seeking to win 3 Munster and All Ireland titles in a row. Limerick were the last to achieve the Munster and All Ireland 3 in a row double between 2000 and 2002. Tipperary also won 3 in a row Munster and All Ireland titles between 1979 and 81 while Cork achieved the 4 in a row of Munster and All Ireland titles between 1968 and 1971.

Clare have gone on to win the All Ireland title on each of the occasions they have been Munster champions.

Since 2007, 4 of the 5 counties in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship have won the title – Cork (2007), Tipperary (2008 and 2010), Clare (2009, 2012 and 2013) and Limerick (2011).

The Munster Under 21 Hurling champions have captured the All-Ireland crown on 7 occasions since 2000 – Limerick (2000, 2001, 2003), Clare (2009, 2012, 2013) and Tipperary (2010). In the other 7 years the Munster championship winners which failed to go on to win the All Ireland title were Tipperary (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008),Cork (2005, 2007) and Limerick (2011).