Munster SFC Semi-Final – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-8

Cork defeated Clare by 1-20 to 1-8 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


Munster SFC: Rebels way too strong for Clare

MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL: CORK 1-20 CLARE 1-8

By Denis Hurley at Páirc Ui Rinn for GAA.ie

Seven unanswered points in the periods immediately before and after half-time paved the way for Cork to see off Clare in the Munster SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.

While Cathal O’Connor’s point for Clare brought them back to within four points, 0-8 to 0-4, with seven minutes left to the interval, by the time Gary Brennan got their fifth, Cork had increased their tally to 15. The Rebels never really looked like being caught by a Banner surprise, even allowing for the fact that Gary Brennan had a goal chance for Clare inside the first minute and the visitors led by 0-2 to 0-1 after Pat Burke’s point on seven.

Cork reeled off five unanswered points, with Brian Hurley, Colm O’Neill, Donncha O’Connor (two) and Brian O’Driscoll all among the scores, with O’Neill unlucky with a goal attempt which flashed just wide in the 18th minute. Conor Dorman might also have had a Cork goal, Joe Hayes saving well from him, but two O’Neill frees before half-time helped to push them six points clear, 0-10 to 0-4, at half-time. Immediately upon the resumption, Keelan Sexton shot wide with a Clare goal attempt but again Cork pushed on, with Paul Kerrigan and Mark Collins getting on the scoresheet, and soon they led by 11 points, 0-16 to 0-5.

Cathal O’Connor did briefly give Clare hope as he netted in the 53rd minute, but Fintan Goold and O’Neill responded for Cork and then Donncha O’Connor converted a penalty, after Kevin Hartnett was adjudged to have committed a foot-block on Collins’ shot. That sounded the death-knell for any lingering Clare hopes and there were 12 points in it at the end.
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Scorers for Cork: D O’Connor 1-5 (1-0 penalty, 3f), C O’Neill 0-5 (4f), M Collins 0-2, J Hayes 0-2 (1f), B O’Driscoll 0-2, P Kerrigan 0-2, B Hurley 0-1, F Goold 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: C O’Connor 1-2 (1 ’45’), G Brennan 0-2 (1f), D Ryan 0-1, J Malone 0-1, P Burke 0-1, D O’Halloran 0-1.

CORK: K O’Halloran; C Dorman, M Shields, J Loughrey; S Cronin, Brian O’Driscoll, Barry O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, K O’Driscoll; C O’Driscoll, M Collins, P Kerrigan; C O’Neill, B Hurley, D O’Connor. Subs: P Kelly for Hurley (49), R Deane for A O’Connor (54), F Goold for C O’Driscoll (54), Tomás Clancy for Dorman (57), J Hayes for D O’Connor (60), P Kelleher for O’Neill (68).

CLARE: J Hayes; S Hickey, C Russell, K Hartnett; D Ryan, G Kelly, M McMahon; G Brennan, C O’Connor; K Sexton, J Malone, S Collins; R Donnelly, E Cleary, P Burke. Subs: C Dunning for Donnelly (half-time), C O’Dea (Kilfenora) for Cleary (53), D O’Halloran for Burke (57).

Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan)




Fixture Details

Munster Senior Football Championship
Sunday 14th June 2015 in Pairc Uí Rinn @ 15:30
Corcaigh .v. An Clár
No Extra Time to be played
Referee: Joe Mc Quillan (An Cabhán)



Ticket Information

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Team News

Clare: 1: Joe Hayes (Lissycasey), 2: Ciarán Russell (Éire Óg), 3: Kevin Hartnett (Meelick), 4: Dean Ryan (Éire Óg), 5: Martin McMahon (Kilmurry/Ibrickane), 6: Gordon Kelly (St Josephs Miltown), 7: Shane Hickey (Kilmurry/Ibrickane, 8: Gary Brennan (Clondegad), 9: Cathal O’Connor (Coolmeen), 10: Seán Collins (Cratloe), 11: Jamie Malone (Corofin), 12: Chris Dunning (Wolfe Tones na Sionna), 13: Eoin Cleary (St Josephs Miltown), 14: Pat Burke (Kilmacud Crokes), 15: Rory Donnelly (Cooraclare)

CORK SENIOR FOOTBALL

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)

2. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)

3. Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s) Capt.

4. James Loughrey (Mallow)

5. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

6. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

7. Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)

8. Alan O’Connor (St. Colum’s)

9. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

10. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)

12. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)

13. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough)

14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)

15. Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond)

Subs:

16. Paddy O’Shea (St. Vincent’s)

17. Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s)

18. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)

19. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)

20. Fintan Goold (Macroom)

21. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)

22. Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig)

23. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)

24. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers)

25. Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa)

26. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)

Unavailable for selection: John O’Rourke and Tom Clancy (Clonakilty) long term injury. Eoin Cadogan received an ankle injury during training Tuesday night. Jamie O’Sullivan is serving a 1 game suspension.

Selectors: Brian Cuthbert (Bishopstown) – Manager, Owen Sexton, (Kilbrittain), Ciaran O’Sullivan (Urhan), Don Davis (O’Donovan Rossa), Ronan McCarthy (Douglas).

Medical Officer: Dr. Con Murphy (U.C.C.) Physiotherapist: Colin Lane.


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For the Record

  Clare Cork
2015 Team Manager Colm Collins Brian Cuthbert
2014 Championship Performance Drew with Waterford 2-8 each in Munster Quarter-Final at Cusack Park, Ennis.

Defeated Waterford in replay at Fraher Field, Dungarvan by 3-11 to 0-12

Lost Munster Semi-Final to Kerry at Cusack Park, Ennis by 1-17 to 1-13.

Won Qualifiers Round 2 game against Carlow at Dr. Cullen Park by 4-26 to 2-13.

Lost Qualifiers Round 3 game to Kildare at Cusack Park, Ennis by 0-13 to 0-12

Defeated Tipperary by 0-16 to 1-11 in Munster Semi-Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Lost Munster Final to Kerry by 0-24 to 0-12 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Defeated Sligo by 0-21 to 1-11 in Qualifiers Round 4 in Tullamore.

Lost All Ireland Quarter-Final to Mayo by 1-19 to 2-15 at Croke Park

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 2 37
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1992 2012
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 25
Won – 8
Lost – 15
Drawn – 2
Played – 37
Won – 22
Lost – 10
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship June 16th 2013 Munster semi-final at Cusack Park – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-11. See match report at: http://munster.gaa.ie/2013/06/16/munster-senior-football-championship-semi-final-clare-v-cork/

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2015

Quarter-Finals

Saturday May 23rd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare 0-15                 Limerick 0-13

Sunday May 31st

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Tipperary 1-24         Waterford 0-5

Semi-Finals

Sunday June 14th
@ Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork – Cork v Clare @ 3.30pm

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles – Tipperary v Kerry @ 3.30pm

Final

Sunday July 5th

2pm throw-in

Useful Information

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 – 28.6; 2015 so far: 29.

This is the first senior inter-county championship game to be played in Páirc Uí Rinn.

The same 4 teams are in this year’s semi-finals as last year but last year it was Cork v Tipperary and Kerry v Clare.

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.

Cork defeated Clare in 2011, 12 and 13 in the Munster Championship:

2011 Quarter Final – Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11

2012 Final – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13

2013 Semi-Final – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-11

Tipperary lost to Kerry in 4 quarter finals in a row from 2010 to 2013 inclusive.

Both semi-final referees come from Ulster – Joe McQuillan (Cavan) is in charge of Clare v Cork while Ciaran Branagan (Down) will referee Kerry v Tipperary.

Scorers in Munster Championship 2015

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary )         1-3 (0-1f)
Steven O’Brien (Tipperary)              0-6
Gary Brennan (Clare)                       0-4
Ian Ryan (Limerick)                          0-4 (0-2f)
Brian Scanlan (Limerick)                  0-3 (0-1f, 0-2 45)
Brian Fox (Tipperary)                       0-3
Philip Austin (Tipperary)                   0-3
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)             0-3 (0-2f)
Eoin Cleary (Clare)                           0-2
Rory Donnelly (Clare)                      0-2
Cathal McInerney (Clare)                 0-2 (0-1f)
Peter Nash (Limerick)                      0-2
George Hannigan (Tipperary)          0-2
Michael O’Halloran (Waterford)       0-2
JJ Hutchinson (Waterford)               0-2 (0-2f)
Jamie Malone (Clare)                       0-1
Paraic Collins (Clare)                       0-1
Cathal O’Connor (Clare)                  0-1 (0-1 45)
Shane Brennan (Clare)                    0-1
Sean Collins (Clare)                         0-1
Iain Corbett (Limerick)                      0-1
Robert Browne (Limerick)                0-1
Stephen Cahill (Limerick)                 0-1
Cian Sheehan (Limerick)                 0-1
Seamus Kennedy (Tipperary)          0-1
Peter Acheson (Tipperary)               0-1
Ger Mulhaire (Tipperary)                  0-1
Jason Lonergan (Tipperary)             0-1
Shane Briggs (Waterford)                0-1 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (76) – 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, 2014

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 37, 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