Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Cork 0-16 Limerick 0-13

Cork defeated Limerick by 0-16 to 0-13 in the Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


Cork shake off challenge of Limerick to qualify for Munster junior decider

Cork 0-16 Limerick 0-13

Denis Hurley reports from Páirc Uí Rinn for the42.ie

Four unanswered points in the final six minutes helped Cork to advance past the stiff challenge of Limerick in the Munster JFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn this afternoon.

The Rebels, winners of five of the past 10 All-Irelands at the grade, were strong favourites given that they were able to include members of the successful 2013 side, but the Shannonsiders, with the aid of a win over Clare, put it up to them for long periods.
While Cork led by 0-2 to no score early on, a pair of Michael Lyons points, allied to scores from Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Jason Mullins, put Limerick ahead as the home wides tally began to mount.

Cork midfielder Micheál Ó Laoire came closest to a goal in the opening half, his fisted effort kept out by Gearóid Greaney, but by and large the sides matched each other point for point, 0-7 each the half-time score.

The third quarter was fairly even too, Alan Barry and early sub Séamus Hickey impressing in the Cork attack while Jimmy Barry-Murphy got into the groove for Limerick and by the 45th minute it was 0-11 each. Barry fisted over to put Cork in front but Limerick led for the first time in the second half as Killian Ryan’s point was followed by Barry-Murphy’s fifth. Though Seán Kiely blazed wide with a goal effort, Cork levelled through Barry and then Hickey put them in front again.

Séamus O’Carroll was unlucky to hit the post with a late Limerick point attempt and Cork made the most of that let-of as Mark Sugrue and Hickey gave them breathing space.

Scorers for Cork: Séamus Hickey, Alan Barry 0-4 each, Mark Sugrue (0-1f) 0-3, Seán Kiely 0-2, John Corkery, Brian Coughlan, Anthony O’Connor 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: Jimmy Barry-Murphy 0-5 (0-3f), Michael Lyons, Jason Mullins (0-2 frees) 0-3 each, Séamus O’Carroll, Killian Ryan 0-1 each.

Cork

1. Anthony Seymour (Castlehaven)
2. AJ O’Connor (Kiskeam)
3. Colm Hyde (Naomh Abán)
4. John McLoughlin (Kanturk)
5. Seán Kiely (Macroom)
6. Jason Collins (St Mary’s)
7. Bart Daly (Newmarket)
8. Micheál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán)
9. Cillian Brosnan (Brian Dillons)
10. John Corkery (Aghabullogue)
11. Brian Coughlan (Kinsale)
12. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)
13. Anthony O’Connor (Knocknagree)
14. Paul Condon (Mayfield)
15. Alan Barry (Glanmire).
Subs:
22. Séamus Hickey (Rockchapel) for Coughlan (7, injured)
11. Coughlan for Condon (38)
17. Darren Murphy (Ballincollig) for Hyde (48)
21. Peter Daly (St Mary’s) for Corkery (50-52, blood)

Limerick

1. Gearóid Greaney (Dromcollogher-Broadford)
2. Seán Barrett (Bruff)
3. Kevin Brosnan (Monagea)
4. Brian Hannigan (Feenagh-Kilmeedy)
5. Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry)
6. Mike Sheehan (Fr Caseys)
7. James Naughton (St Senan’s)
8. David Ward (Fr Caseys)
9. Tony McMahon (Pallasgreen)
20. W Cronin (St Patrick’s)
11. Séamus O’Carroll (Cappagh)
12. Killian Ryan (Mungret)
13. Jimmy Barry-Murphy (Ballylanders)
14. Jason Mullins (St Patrick’s)
18. Michael Lyons (Adare).
Subs
17. Thomas Butler (Feohanagh-Castlemahon) for Ward (16)
23. Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen) for McMahon (34)
10. Kevin Barry (Pallasgreen) for Naughton (43)
22. Michael O’Donovan (Galbally) for Ryan (49)
15. Thomas Quilligan (Newcastlewest) for Lyons (52).

Referee: Alan Kissane (Waterford).


Fixture Details

Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final
Sunday 14th June 2015 in Páirc Uí Rinn @ 13:30
Corcaigh v Luimneach
Extra Time if Necessary i.e 2 x 10 minute periods only
Referee: Alan Kissane (Portláirge)


Team News

CORK JUNIOR FOOTBALL

1. Anthony Seymour (Castlehaven)

2. A. J. O’Connor (Kiskeam)

3. Colm Hyde (Naomh Abán)

4. John MacLoughlin (Kanturk)

5. Sean Kiely (Macroom) Capt.

6. Jason Collins (St. Mary’s)

7. Bart Daly (Newmarket)

8. Micheál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán)

9. Cillian Brosnan (Brian Dillons)

10. John Corkery (Aghabullogue)

11. Brian Coughlan (Kinsale)

12. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)

13. Anthony O’Connor (Knocknagree)

14. Paul Condon (Mayfield)

15. Alan Barry (Glanmire)

Subs:

16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)

17. Darren Murphy (Ballincollig)

18. T. J. Brosnan (Newmarket)

19. Fionn Herlihy (Mitchelstown)

20. John Ryan (Newmarket)

21. Peter Daly (St. Mary’s)

22. Seamus Hickey (Rockchapel)

23. Gearoid Finn (Kinsale)

24. Ruairi O’Hagan (Fermoy)

Selectors: Paul McCarthy (Kinsale) – Manager, Danny Culloty (Newmarket), Michael Lyons (Araglin), Alan Whelan (Brian Dillons), Tim O’Sullivan (Macroom).

Medical Officer: Dr. Paddy Burke. Physiotherapist: Gary Aherne.

Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-13 Tipperary 1-8

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 2-13 to 1-8 in the Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Kerry book Munster junior final place with eight-point win over Tipperary

Kerry 2-13 Tipperary 1-8

Jackie Cahill reports from Semple Stadium, Thurles for the42.ie

JEFF O’DONOGHUE INSPIRED Kerry to victory against Tipperary in this afternoon’s Munster junior football semi-final, as the holders survived a second-half scare before registering a comfortable eight-point win.

Dean McEnroe’s 34th-minute goal handed Tipperary the lead for the only time in the game, 1-5 to 1-4, but Kerry came roaring back with five unanswered points. Dan O’Donoghue’s goal midway through the second half killed the game as a contest and it was a procession from there for last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalist, who will meet Cork in the provincial decider on 1 July.

Jeff O’Donoghue was instrumental in this win, with his four points split between both halves. He was also the creator of both goals, finished brilliantly by Thomas Hickey and former All-Ireland minor medallist Dan O’Donoghue.

The first half was marred by a sickening clash between Kerry’s Tadhg Morley and Tipp’s Alan O’Riordan, with O’Riordan stretchered off. Morley was substituted at half-time and the first half ended with seven minutes of stoppage time.

At the break, Kerry were 1-4 to 0-5 in front, Hickey shooting home the 21st minute goal after the Kingdom broke from turnover ball.
Hickey had earlier been denied by a smart close-range save by Tipp goalkeeper Gearóid Slattery, who saved two penalties in the quarter-final victory over Waterford.

Ger Hally went close for Tipp at the other end but even when the Premier County did break through for McEnroe’s goal, they couldn’t push on as Kerry upped the pace. Midfield dominance paved the way for this impressive win and the winners had seven different scorers.

Scorers for Kerry: Thomas Hickey 1-2 (0-2f), Jeff O’Donoghue 0-4, Dan O’Donoghue 1-0, Alan O’Donoghue 0-3, Conor Cox 0-2, James Walsh & Liam Carey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Kevin Fox 0-4 (3f), Dean McEnroe 1-0, Aldo Matassa & Dean Lonergan (1f, 1 45) 0-2 each.

Kerry

1. Shane Murphy (Kilcummin)
2. Dan O’Donoghue (Spa)
3. Jack McGuire (Listowel Emmetts)
4. Gavin Crowley (Templenoe)
5. Greg Gibson (Waterville)
6. Brendan O’Sullivan (Valentia)
7. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
8. James Walsh (Knocknagoshel)
9. Liam Kearney (Spa)
10. Philip O’Connor (Cordal)
11. Jeff O’Donoghue (Glenflesk)
12. Denis Daly (St Mary’s)
13. Alan O’Donoghue (C) (John Mitchels)
14. Conor Cox (Listowel Emmetts)
15. Thomas Hickey (Castleisland Desmonds)
Subs
18. Eamonn Kiely (Brosna) for Morley (half-time)
17. Michael Brennan (Churchill) for Gibson (37)
21. Liam Carey (Beaufort) for Daly (45)
22. Adam Barry (Brosna) for Cox (49)
20. Gary O’Sullivan (Listry) for J O’Donoghue (57)
23. David Griffin (Ardfert) for O’Sullivan (59)

Tipperary

1. Gearóid Slattery (Cashel)
2. Ger Hally (Cahir)
3. Daragh Kearney (Clonmel Óg)
4. Donal Lynch Capt. (Clonmel Commercials)
5. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
6. Luke Boland (Moyle Rovers)
24. Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule)
8. Aldo Matassa (Clonmel Commercials)
9. Martin Dunne (Moyle Rovers)
10. Shane Leahy (Arravale Rovers)
20. Alan O’Riordan (JK Brackens)
12. Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)
13. Kevin Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty)
14. Dean Lonergan (Cahir)
15. Dean McEnroe (JK Brackens)
Subs:
11. Tommy Sweeney (Ballyporeen) for O’Riordan (30+6)
19. Gerry Cronin (Ardfinnan) for Dunne (47)
17. Niall Gleeson (Portroe) for S Leahy (49)
18. Mark Russell (Aherlow Gaels) for Matassa (56)
23. Dominic Walsh (Moyle Rovers) for D Leahy (60+1)

Referee: Michael Collins (Cork)


Fixture Details

Munster Junior Football Championship
Sunday 14th June 2015 in Semple Stadium, Thurles @ 13:30
Tiobraid Árann v Ciarraí
Extra Time if Necessary i.e 2 x 10 minute periods only
Referee: Michael Collins (Corcaigh)


Team News

There are two changes in personnel to the Tipperary Junior Football team with Daragh O’Dwyer and Tommy Sweeney getting the nod to start. Some positional switches go on to complete the line up which reads as follows;.

Gearóid Slattery (Cashel), Ger Hally (Cahir), Daragh Kearney (Clonmel Óg), Donal Lynch Capt. (Clonmel Commercials), Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Luke Boland (Moyle Rovers), Daragh O’Dwyer (Moyle Rovers), Aldo Mattassa (Clonmel Commercials), Martin Dunne (Moyle Rovers),Shane Leahy (Arravale Rovers), Tommy Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Donough Leahy (Arravale Rovers),Kevin Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty), Dean Lonergan (Cahir), Dean McEnroe (JK Brackens).

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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This is an unreserved fixture

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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

Munster GAA & Video Analysis – the facts explained

Following media coverage in recent days relating to the usage of video analysis at Munster GAA Championship games, munster.gaa.ie caught up with Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan to understand the core issues involved and to correct a number of inaccuracies in the reporting of this issue.


munster.gaa.ie – Can you clarify or give the background to the Munster Council policy in relation to video analysis on Munster Championships games which has generated much criticism and controversy?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – the controversy arose primarily because of misinformation and misrepresentation of the Policy and its range. From all I have read of the recent commentary it is certain that the impression was given that there was a ban on match analysts operating in Munster. This is simply untrue and not the case at all.

The policy is confined solely to Munster (Senior) championship games for which RTE / SKY has purchased the exclusive rights. It does not apply to any other games in Munster. The change for games broadcast “live” by RTE / SKY is that a) analysts are not permitted to operate inside the PRESS / MEDIA area and b) analysts are not permitted to run a cable from the live feed source to the analysts’ position in the Stand.

However arrangements are in place for analysts to receive a DVD of the game immediately after the game and ALSO to arrange with the broadcaster for a wireless feed from the broadcaster to the analysts in the Stand or to take a live feed from the broadcasters website. This is not about restricting analysis but about how and where the analysts may operate solely for games with a “live” broadcast. The Council routinely and frequently provide appropriate accommodation for analysts in the Stand for all our games and has done so for all Munster Championships played in the Province to date this year.

In fact, all four counties involved in this Sunday’s Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals have received permission to video the game given there is no live TV coverage.


munster.gaa.ie – why are there restrictions on counties getting a live feed for video analysis?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – while there is no doubt that analysis is important to all teams, accommodation for such personnel relies on a) facilities being available, b) having the relevant technology in all our stadiums. At present, the video recordings for all our live games (4 Senior Hurling Championship and the Munster Senior Football Final) are done by the broadcasters who televise our games as per contractual agreements in place with the GAA. Such broadcasters / camera men are located in our press boxes for all our live games. The press boxes also accommodate journalists, radio personnel as well as in some cases other essential personnel such as public address & the scoreboard operator. Simply put, for all our live games, the press facilities at our stadiums are used to the maximum with up to 20 overflow seats in the stand being made available to cater for the additional media personnel.


munster.gaa.ie – ok, so space is an issue but surely having a camera man and a video analyst for each team would not be an issue?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – in the case of major grounds, the local fire officer in each case sets out very specific limits to the number of personnel allowed at any one time in our press boxes. In the case of other smaller grounds, press boxes simply don’t have enough facilities to cater for the increasing number of radio / TV stations who are broadcasting our games.

To accommodate additional personnel such as video analysts / camera operators would require someone else to drop out, e.g. radio personnel or journalists. At the end of the day, press boxes are for press / media and that is our main consideration for those parts of the stadium.


munster.gaa.ie – Would it be possible to link up with RTE or Sky Sports and get a live feed from their cameras?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – we in Munster GAA in the past have engaged with the TV stations and team video analysts to try and cater for such link-ups. However, such direct live feeds require cables and past experience has seen a number of issues. In some cases, the video personnel would sit beside the TV commentators, something which was an issue for the broadcasters and analysts alike. On other occasions, cables as long as 30 metres were being set up with minutes of a big game with little regard for health and safety, posing an issue for media personnel tripping over the cables going in / out of the press box. It was simply not a sustainable solution.  Having said that, while the use of cables is an issue, using Wireless technology is a solution which we would encourage and which has worked to date for some counties.

Another factor to consider is that the presence of video analysts / stats personnel in the press boxes for games in the recent past has caused issues with the media personnel present (many of which have reported on the topic this week) making complaints to Munster GAA about the interference / noise involved by having such non-media personnel in such close proximity. It is not a simple solution when looking at using the press box as a shared facility involving non-media personnel.


munster.gaa.ie – Surely such changes in relation to access to the press box should have been made before the Championship began though?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – to say such decisions have been taken mid-Championship are incorrect. In the spring of 2014, all county secretaries within the province were asked to link in with their team management and supply any requests relating to match-day activities. Based on the feedback received, the regulations in place to accommodate video analysts were issued for the 2014 season. These same regulations are in place for the 2015 season. A letter was sent to all county secretaries before the first Championship games for 2015 (a letter partially reported on in the media in recent days) reiterating the policy to which there have been no issues raised, either then or since by the participating County Boards.


munster.gaa.ie – But why is this an issue in Munster and not in the other provinces?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – this is a known issue across GAA stadiums in all provinces. Some stadiums such as Croke Park and Kingspan Breffini Park have dedicated analysis rooms which serve the purpose to cater for the requirements. This issue has been raised with the GAA Communications Team in Croke Park in recent years and is one under constant review to ascertain an appropriate solution across the board. For games which would not attract a large media presence, press box facilities in all provinces may allow for such activity to take place. However, given the media interest in our Championship games being televised live, we do not have any such leeway in this regard.


munster.gaa.ie – so surely the simple solution is to the increase the size of the press boxes or to construct the aforementioned analyst rooms in all stadiums in the province?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – that would be an ideal solution. However, Munster GAA do not own any stadiums – we merely rent the existing county grounds for our Championship games. Also, any solutions should be implemented across the board in all our Provincial stadiums which will be hosting games and need to accommodate both counties involved in a game. At present, there has been no request by counties for such facilities to be put in place but along with the GAA Communications team, this is something which is under discussion and ideally, any such improvements to our media facilities or the creation of analyst rooms would need to be looked at holistically rather than on a stadium by stadium basis.


munster.gaa.ie – so where do we go from here with this issue?

Munster PRO Ger Ryan – as mentioned, this policy is in place since the start of the 2014 Championship and no complaints have been submitted by the participating county boards. As with every Championship season, a review of all aspects of our match day regulations (including video analysis) will take place with a view to making improvements for next year. Should any suggestions for improvement be made, they will certainly be looked at within the confines of the infrastructure available to Munster GAA in each stadium.


Contact Munster GAA at pro.munster@gaa.ie or info.munster@gaa.ie for more information if required


Language Planning Workshop in Cork with Language Planner Colm Ó Cinnseala

Seans go mbeadh spéis ag oifigí nó baill de do chlub ann seo. Perhaps officers or members of your club might be interested in the following event. The event will be as Gaeilge or bilingually, as per need and demand.

Ceardlann Pleanála Teanga leis an bPleanálaí Teanga Colm Ó Cinnseala i gCorcaigh
Tá Glór na nGael chun ceardlann pleanála teanga a eagrú leis an Pleanálaí Teanga Colm Ó Cinnseala ar an gCéadaoin 1ú Iúil ag 6pm, i nGael-Taca, Port Uí Shúilleabhain i gCorcaigh. Cuireann Colm Ó Cinnseala seirbhísí gairmiúla pleanála teanga agus taighde ar fáil do phobail ar fud an domhain a labhraínn mionteanga. Is ceardlann í seo atá dírithe ag Oifigí Gaeilge & Chultúir sa CLG agus d’oifigí agus baill eile den CLG gur spéis leo an Ghaeilge a chur chun chinn sna clubanna nó sa Chontae. Beidh fáilte chomh maith roimh coistí deonacha gur mian leo plean a dhréachtú nó plean a láidriú maidir le chur chun chinn an Ghaeilge sa Phobal. Ag an ócáid seo, pléifear cad is plean teanga, na céimeanna bunúsacha le plean a scríobh, buntáistí le pleanáil ag leibhéal an chlub agus an ghrúpa phobail agus an slí gur féidir le plean teanga fís a chruthú a chuirfidh le h-inmharthanacht an ghrúpa.
Is ceardlann saor in aisce í seo atá oscailte don phobal. Cuirfear tae agus ceapairí ar fáil. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais, agus le spás a chur in áirithe, déan teagmháil linn in oifig Ghlór na nGael i nDún Garbhán, Co Phort Láirge: 083-4455914 nó cabrini@glornangael.ie

ÁIT: Gael-Taca, Port Uí Shúilleabháin, Corcaigh
DÁTA: Dé Céadaoin, 1 Iúil, 18.00in — 21.30in

Language Planning Workshop in Cork with Language Planner Colm Ó Cinnseala
Glór na nGael will be organising a language planning workshop with the Language Planner Colm Ó Cinnseala ón Wednesday 1st July at 6pm in Gael-Taca in Cork City. Colm Ó Cinnseala provides a professional language planning and research service to communities throughout the world who speak a minority language. The workshop is directed at Irish Language and Cultural Officers in the GAA and to other officers and members of the GAA who are interested in promoting the use of the Irish language in clubs or in the county. Voluntary community groups who wish to draft of strengthen a plan to develop the use of Irish within communities are also welcome to attend. The event will explore what is a language plan, the basic steps to writing a plan, the benefits to language planning at a club and community level and the ways in which a language plan can create a vision that will increase the viability of the group.
The workshop is free and is open to the public. Tea and Sandwiches will be provided. For further information and to reserve a place, please contact the Glór na nGael office in Dungarvan: 083-4455914 nó cabrini@glornangael.ie

VENUE: Gael-Taca, Port Uí Shúilleabháin, Corcaigh
DATE: Wednesday, 1 July, 18.00 — 21.30

Munster SHC Semi-Final – Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-21

Waterford defeated Cork by 3-19 to 1-21 in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 7th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Waterford reach Munster final with win over Cork

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-21

The good news story that is Waterford hurling continued this afternoon as they made it a deserved double over Cork to reach their first Munster final in three years. Five weeks after beating Cork in a Division 1 final, they were too good again for their neighbours in Thurles, Maurice Shanahan and Michael Walsh leading the line in the closing stages to ensure they stayed ahead and the Déise retained their unbeaten 2015 record.

A Patrick Horgan penalty goal in the first minute of injury time reduced the margin to two points only for substitute Tom Devine to goal at the other end. He needed three attempts to hit it but eventually struck it past Anthony Nash to seal Cork’s fate. It was just desserts for Waterford having look so controlled for most of the second half as the Bennett brothers, Stephen and Shane, weighed in with a brace of points each. Noel Connors once more kept Horgan at bay and Cork will have serious questions to answer before the qualifiers on July 4.

The game came to life with Waterford’s two goals in the 27th and 30th minutes. Up until then, wides more than points was the order of the day with Austin Gleeson, with four, and Aidan Walsh, shooting one less, the worst offenders. Waterford trailed Cork until Shanahan caught a delivery from Gleeson, a change for the better from the Mount Sion man, and his finish was just too good for Anthony Nash. Tadhg de Burca fired over a point virtually from the resultant puck-out and the initiative had switched.

A Luke O’Farrell response in the form of a point threatened to halt Waterford’s momentum only for Shane Bennett to find Walsh with a short range stick-pass and Walsh found Jake Dillon, who had left his marker Cormac Murphy, and his shot was just as scintillating as Shanahan’s. Leading 2-5 to 0-8, Kevin Moran made a handling error just as it appeared Cork were to be opened up again before Nash had to snuff out another Dillon shot, this time from a tighter angle. Shanahan followed that up with a 65 although Cork finished the half the better with three points on the trot to close the gap to one, 2-6 to 0-11, at half-time.

Scorers for Waterford: M Shanahan (1-9, 0-6 frees, 1 65); J Dillon, T Devine (1-0 each); K Moran, Stephen Bennett, Shane Bennett (0-2 each); A Gleeson (free), T de Burca, C Dunford, P Curran (0-1 each).

Subs for Waterford: E Barrett for K Moran (blood, 10-12); S Bennett for B O’Halloran (45); T Devine for Stephen Bennett (60); E Barrett for C Dunford (63); P Curran for J Dillon (68).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan (1-7, 1-0 pen, 0-6 frees); P Cronin (0-5); A Cadogan (0-2); C Lehane, M Ellis, D Kearney, L O’Farrell, A Walsh, B Cooper, D McCarthy (65) (0-1 each).

Subs for Cork: R O’Shea for C Murphy (47); D McCarthy for D Kearney (51); P O’Sullivan for A Walsh (57).

Red card: L O’Farrell (straight, 64).

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; B Coughlan, N Connors, S Fives; A Gleeson, T de Burca, P Mahony; C Dunford, J Barron; M Walsh, K Moran, J Dillon; S Bennett, M Shanahan, B O’Halloran.

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, B Murphy; D Cahalane, M Ellis, C Murphy; D Kearney, B Cooper; C Lehane, P Cronin, A Walsh; A Cadogan, P Horgan, L O’Farrell.

Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)





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Ticket Information

Adult Covered Stand: €30
Adult Uncovered Stand: €25
Adult Terrace: €20
Juveniles are €5 in all locations of the stadium.
Students & OAP’s can buy full price Adult tickets and receive concession at designated turnstiles on the day.
This is a reserved seating fixture.

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Tickets can be purchased in Centra and Supervalu stores in Cork and Waterford – see listing below or visit the Munster GAA Ticketing Locator


Team News

Cork Senior Hurling Team v Waterford

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk) Capt.
2. Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown)
3. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
4. Brian Murphy (Bride Rovers)
5. Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarr’s)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
8. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)
9. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
10. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
11. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s)
12. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

Subs:
16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. William Kearney (Sarsfields)
18. Killian Burke (Midleton)
19. Aidan Ryan (Midleton)
20. Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)
21. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
22. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)
23. Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle)
24. Stephen Moylan (Douglas)
25. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)
26. Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum)

Waterford Senior Hurling Team

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)
5. Tadhg de Búrca (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)
8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
21 Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)
10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle) CAPTAIN
11. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)
13. Brian O’Halloran (Clashmore Kinsalebeg)
14. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
15. Colin Dunford (Colligan)


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List of Centra / Supervalu outlets in Cork

Centra Carrigtwohill Cork
SuperValu Hollyhill Cork
SuperValu Blarney Cork
SuperValu Castletownbere Cork
SuperValu Dunmanway Cork
SuperValu Kanturk Cork
SuperValu Millstreet Cork
SuperValu Newmarket Cork
SuperValu Skibbereen Cork
SuperValu Blackrock Cork
SuperValu Glanmire Cork
SuperValu Ballincollig – Quish’s Cork
SuperValu Charleville Cork
SuperValu Youghal Cork
SuperValu Togher Cork
SuperValu Bandon Cork
SuperValu Midleton Cork
SuperValu Carrigaline Cork
SuperValu Fermoy Cork
SuperValu Bantry Cork
SuperValu Mallow Cork
SuperValu Clonakilty Cork
SuperValu Ballincollig – Down’s Cork
SuperValu Merchants Quay Cork
SuperValu Mitchelstown Cork
SuperValu Grange Cork
SuperValu Cobh Cork
Centra Fermoy Cork
Centra Mallow Cork
Centra Bishopstown Cork
Centra Crosshaven Cork
Centra Charleville Cork
Centra Tower Cork
Centra Togher Cork
The Pavilion Cafe Bar Cork
Pluggd Records Cork

List of Centra / Supervalu outlets in Waterford

Centra Coolagh Service Station Waterford
SuperValu Dungarvan, Garvey’s Waterford
SuperValu Dungarvan, Morrissey’s Waterford
SuperValu Tramore Waterford
SuperValu Waterford Waterford
SuperValu Cappoquin Waterford



Useful Information

Cork bridged an 8 year gap to win last year’s Munster championship – the longest gap since the 10 year period between their 1956 and 66 wins.

Waterford defeated Cork by 1-24 to 0-17 in the Allianz Hurling League final at Semple Stadium on Sunday May 3rd. The game was refereed by Johnny Ryan of Tipperary who also refereed the replay between the two sides in last year’s Munster championship which Cork won by 0-28 to 0-14.

With Limerick’s victory 2 years ago and Cork’s victory last year, Clare are the only one of the 5 participating counties not to have one the Munster SH Championship since 2010, a record which will continue to 2016 at least following their narrow defeat to Limerick in this year’s quarter-final.

Prior to last year’s victory over Waterford, Cork last won a replay in the Munster SHC in 1987, a 3-14 to 0-10 victory over Limerick.

Prior to last year’s draw and replay Cork and Waterford previously met in the Munster senior hurling championship July 17th 2010 when Waterford defeated Cork by 1-16 to 1-13 aet in the Munster final replay. An 83rd minute goal by current Waterford selector, Dan Shanahan, proved to be the difference between the sides after 2 epic encounters in 6 days.

The last 8 Cork v Waterford games in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have produced 29 goals.

Four of the five games in last year’s Munster Championship were played at Semple Stadium Thurles with the only exception being the final which was played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh which was hosting its last senior final before being redeveloped. Páirc na nGael in Limerick will host its first Munster senior hurling championship since the 2013 final in June 21st when Limerick host Tipperary.

Patrick Horgan of Cork scored a total of 0-21 in the drawn and replayed games (0-11 in draw, 0-10 in replay) against Waterford in 2014 while Pauric Mahony scored a total of 0-17 (0-12 in draw, 0-5 in replay) for Waterford in the same 2 games.

Cork will meet Waterford in Munster Under 21 hurling semi-final in Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday June 17th.



Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (52) – 1888, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2014

Tipperary (40) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (19) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996, 2013

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA HURLING 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/sh_teams/


Munster Senior Hurling Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990


All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 3 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 4 titles in 1914, 1995, 1997 and 2013 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

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


Match Programme

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Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Cork 0-27 Waterford 1-16

Cork defeated Waterford by 0-27 to 1-16 in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 7th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Team News

Cork Intermediate Hurling Team v Waterford –

1. Paudgie Buckley (Mallow)
2. Barra Ó Tuama (Castlemartyr)
3. Ed Finn (Ballinhassig)
4. Greg Murphy (Newcestown)
5. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline) Capt.
6. Donnacha O’Donovan (Ballinhassig)
7. Tomas Lawerence (Brian Dillons)
8. Danny Flynn (Charleville)
9. Shane McCarthy (Ballinhassig)
10. Willie Leahy (Aghada)
11. Andrew Cagney (Charleville)
12. Michael Collins (Ballinhassig)
13. Noel McNamara (Kilworth)
14. Fintan O’Leary (Ballinhassig)
15. Tony Murphy (Carrigaline)

Subs:
16. Stephen O’Sullivan (Meelin)
17. Kieran Lane (Kilworth)
18. Paudie Butler (Argideen Rangers)
19. Martin Brennan (Fermoy)
20. Kieran Sheehan (Kilbrin)
21. John Sheehan (Argideen Rangers)
22. John Morrissey (Ballyhea)
23. Arron Sheehan (Mallow)
24. Pat Herlihy (Mallow)

Waterford Intermediate Hurling Team

1. Eddie Lynch (Passage)
2. Eoin Madigan (Roanmore)
3. Jerome Maher (Geraldines)
4. William Hahessy (Clonea)
5. John Dee (Mount Sioin)
6. Killian Fitzgerald (Passage)
7. Eoin Madigan (De La Salle)
8. Harley Barnes (Ballygunner)
9. Pa Walsh (Passage) CAPTAIN
10. Owen Connors (Passage)
11. Thomas Connors (Passage)
12. Mark O’Brien (Ferrybank)
13. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
14. Tommy Waring (Erin’s Own)
15. Martin F. O’Neill (Mount S ion)

Christy Ring Cup Hurling Final – Kerry 1-20 Derry 0-12

Kerry defeated Derry by 1-20 to 0-12 in the Christy Ring Cup Hurling Final on Saturday June 6th at Croke Park.



Nolan inspires Kingdom to Ring Cup final win

CHRISTY RING CUP FINAL: KERRY 1-20 DERRY 0-12

By Paul Keane at Croke Park for GAA.ie

Shane Nolan provided the inspiration at Croke Park with 1-8 as Kerry secured a historic Christy Ring Cup title success. The Kingdom led throughout as they bounced back from consecutive final defeats in 2013 and 2014 to claim the title they craved.

The reward is huge too with a place in next year’s Liam MacCarthy Cup to look forward to. Specifically, Kerry will compete in Leinster’s qualifier series and having already defeated Antrim, Westmeath and Carlow in competitive finals this year, they will fancy their chances.

In truth, Eamonn Kelly’s side probably gave their very best a week ago in Newbridge when they hammered Kildare by 36 points. But they still had enough to see off first time finalists Derry who never looked like getting the scores they would need for a famous triumph. In all, just three of Derry’s points came from open play.

Kerry also took their time to get going in a game, lacking real cut and thrust for long spells. Still, it won’t have bothered the Kingdom too much as they led from the opening score of the game until full-time. Michael O’Leary put them ahead in the first minute with the first of his three points and they never looked back. They led 1-10 to 0-8 at half-time though played their best hurling only in patches. O’Leary reeled off fine back to back points in the 23rd and 24th minutes.

Nolan produced a thrilling moment in the 30th minute when he outpaced his man on the left of goals before releasing a bullet shot to the net. Kerry led by seven after that though Derry clawed back points before half-time through free-takers Patrick Henry and Ruairi Convery.

The Oak Leafers were still in the game but couldn’t kick on and eat into that five-point deficit. They only managed one second-half point from play. Kerry didn’t come close to peaking either but were always well in the clear. Both teams went 10 minutes without scoring after the restart and the barren spell hurt Derry most. Wing-back Keith Carmody put Kerry 1-14 to 0-10 clear with 15 minutes to go. The score appeared to energise Kerry as Clare man Patrick Kelly added two more before another from Carmody.

Nolan added three late points from frees while a bad day at the office was compounded for Derry when they lost Kevin Hinphey to a second yellow card in injury-time.

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Scorers for Kerry: Shane Nolan 1-8 (0-7f), Michael O’Leary 0-3, Keith Carmody 0-3, Colum Harty 0-2, Patrick Kelly 0-2, John Egan 0-1, Daniel Collins 0-1.

Scorers for Derry: Ruairi Convery 0-5 (0-5f), Patrick Henry 0-4 (0-4f), Alan Grant 0-1, Liam Hinphey 0-1, Jonathan O’Dwyer 0-1.

KERRY: Stephen Murphy; Rory Horgan, Paud Costelloe, Bryan Murphy; Keith Carmody, Darren Dineen, Daniel Collins; John Griffin, Patrick Kelly; Michael O’Leary, John Egan, Colum Harty; Mikey Boyle, Shane Nolan, Padraig Boyle
Subs: John O’Neill for Padraig Boyle (43), Davy Butler for O’Leary (50), Sean Weir for M Boyle (58), James Flaherty for Harty (63), Dougie Fitzell for Dineen (69).

DERRY: Daryl McDermott; Michael Warnock, Conor Quinn, Sean McCullagh; Liam Hinphey, Conor McSorley, Kevin Hinphey; Sean McGuigan, Brendan Quigley; Patrick Henry, Paul Cleary, Patrick McCloskey; Alan Grant, Ruairi Convery, Aaron Kelly
Subs: Niall Ferris for McCloskey (6), Dean Flanagan for Quigley (31), Jonathan O’Dwyer for Cleary (40), Ruairi McCloskey for McSorley (57), Michael Conway for Grant (60).

Referee: John Keane (Galway)



Fixture Details

Christy Ring Cup Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 17:30
Ciarraí v Doire
Referee: John Keane (Gaillimh)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Ticket Information

Adults: €25
Juveniles: €5
€5 concession will be returned to Students/OAPs on day with Valid ID.


Team News

Kerry Senior Hurling Team V Derry Christy Ring Cup Final

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Derry in the Christy Ring Cup Final in Croke Park on Saturday (5:30pm) shows 1 change in personnel from the side that defeated Kildare in the semi final; Patrick Kelly, club-tied for the semi final, is named at midfield with John Egan moving to corner forward to the exclusion of David Butler.

The team, captained by John Griffin, lines out as follows:

1 Stephen Murphy Causeway
2 Rory Horgan St Brendans
3 Paud Costelloe Ballyduff
4 Bryan Murphy Causeway
5 Daniel Collins Kilmoyley
6 Darren Dineen St Brendans
7 Keith Carmody Causeway
8 John Griffin (c) Lixnaw
9 Patrick Kelly Clarecastle
10 Michael O’Leary Abbeydorney
11 Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills
12 Colum Harty Causeway
13 Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
14 Padraig Boyle Ballyduff
15 John Egan St Brendans

Fir Ionaid:

16 Philip Lucid Ballyheigue
17 David Butler Knockavilla Kickhams
18 Tommy Casey Causeway
19 Dougie Fitzell Kilmoyley
20 James Flaherty Lixnaw
21 John O’Neill Clonoulty-Rossmore
22 Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney
23 Adrian Royle Kilmoyley
24 Darragh Shanahan Lixnaw
25 Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills
26 Giles O’Grady Ballyduff

The Derry senior hurling team to play Kerry in the Christy Ring Cup final on Saturday at Croke Park (5.30pm) is as follows:

1. Darrell McDermott (Beannchar)
2. Michael Warnock (Suaitreach)
3. Conor Quinn (Suaitreach)
4. Sean McCullagh (Beannchar) (capt)
5. Anton Rafferty (Eoghan Rua)
6. Conor McSorley (Baile na Scrine)
7. Kevin Hinphey (Chaoímhín Uí Loínsigh)
8. Sean Mc Guigan (Baile na Scrine)
9. Breandán Quigley (Na Magha)
10. Patrick McCloskey (Chaoímhín Uí Loínsigh)
11. Paul Cleary (Baile na Scrine)
12. Patrick Henry (Leamhaigh)
13. Aaron Kelly (Baile na Scrine)
14. Ruairi Convery (Suaitreach)
15. Alan Grant (Na Magha)
16. Barry Robinson (Na Magha)
17. John McCloskey (Baile na Scrine)
18. Ruairi Mc Closkey (Beannchar)
19. Dean Flanagan (Baile na Scrine)
20. Tiarnan Mc Closkey (Beannchar)
21. Liam Hinphey (Chaoímhín Uí Loínsigh)
22. Niall Ferris (Chaoímhín Uí Loínsigh)
23. Jonathan O’Dwyer (Beannchar)
24. Brendan Douban (Na Magha)
25. Déaglán Foley (Na Magha)
26. Mickey Conway (Suaitreach)
27. Sean McNicholl (Suaitreach)
28. Eugene McGuckin (Suaitreach)
29. Diarmuid Shiels (Na Magha)
30. Malachai O’Hagan (Suaitreach)


Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on TG4

Scór founder Derry Gowen honoured by Munster Council

Exceptional dedication to the promotion of culture within the GAA earned Scór founder Derry Gowen due recognition of Life Membership from the Munster Scór Committee at a presentation in the Grand Hotel, Fermoy.

Scór derives its origins from the GAA, founded by the Fermoy native as a means to promote the country’s native identity. Down through the years, the upswing and development of cultural activity is partly to Scór involvement.

The profile of Scór has grown substantially over the years and that’s a reflection of the individuals and teams that have graced some of the prominent stages across the country.

Munster Scór Cathoirleach Jim Enright said the Scór competition has provided a very important social and cultural dimension to the GAA since it’s foundation in 1969 and took delight on bestowing the honour of Life membership on Derry Gowen.

Present to pay tribute to Derry were provincial, county, divisional and club representatives including Anthony Walsh, Cisteoir, Munster Council CLG; Jerry Doody, Cork; Michael Dolan, former Cork GAA Chairman; Daithí Pierce, Avondhu and Tommy O’Brien, Fermoy.

Scór founder Derry Gowen receives a presentation from Jim Enright, Chairman, Munster Scór in the presence of Michael McNamara, Runaí; Anthony Walsh, Treasurer, Munster GAA Council; Margaret Whelan, Tom Herlihy, Jerry Doody, Jackie Walsh, Seamus McGrath, Jim Enright and Dan Madden. Picture John Tarrant

Scór founder Derry Gowen receives a presentation from Jim Enright, Chairman, Munster Scór in the presence of Michael McNamara, Runaí; Anthony Walsh, Treasurer, Munster GAA Council; Margaret Whelan, Tom Herlihy, Jerry Doody, Jackie Walsh, Seamus McGrath, Jim Enright and Dan Madden. Picture John Tarrant