Munster Senior Hurling Final – Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 0-21 to 0-16 in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 12th at Semple Stadium Thurles.





Munster SHC: Tipp finally solve Waterford puzzle

MUNSTER SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: WATERFORD 0-16 TIPPERARY 0-21

By Brian Murphy at Semple Stadium, Thurles for GAA.ie

Without ever playing especially well, Tipperary worked out a way to beat Waterford to claim their first Munster SHC title since 2012, and the first of the Eamon O’Shea era.

Tipperary played with the kind of freedom we expect from them for about 15 minutes in total, including a fine spell at the start of the game that yielded a four-point lead and then again in the closing stages when they closed out the game in style, but for a large part of an absorbing, if at times frustrating game, they got tangled in Waterford’s web.

Na Déise worked their way back into the game at the start of the second quarter – thanks largely to Maurice Shanahan’s excellence at the point of their attack and to Tipp’s increasingly poor use of the ball – and were just a point down at the break, 0-10 to 0-9. The game turned into an arm wrestle in the second half, but Tipperary were always able to keep their noses just about in front, though they were certainly helped by Waterford’s profligate shooting at a crucial juncture of the game.

There was still just a point in it after 50 minutes when Waterford were hit with a dose of squander-mania. At that stage, Tipperary moved Séamus Callanan and John O’Dwyer, who had been swallowed up by the Waterford defence up to then, further out the field and they were much more dangerous in the closing stages as a result.

Although Callanan failed to score from play, O’Dwyer finished with three points from play and was much more effective when released from his duties in the inside forward line. In the closing stages, though, it was first Lar Corbett, then Patrick Maher and, finally, Shane Bourke who nailed the scores that at last shook off Waterford’s challenge.

Tipperary started superbly, and were 0-6 to 0-2 up after just 12 minutes. Eamon O’Shea’s side started with Pádraic Maher as a deep-lying sweeper and he cleaned up in the full-back line and fed a constant supply of long diagonal balls to his inside forward line, bypassing the influential Tadhg de Búrca.

The ploy worked a treat, with Niall O’Meara popping over two scores from play in that spell, Patrick Maher and then O’Dwyer putting Tipperary four clear. However, with the momentum right with them, Tipperary appeared to slacken off in their efforts, and that’s when Na Déise powered into the game.

Kevin Moran, who enjoyed a fine first half on Brendan Maher, got Waterford back into their stride, but Stephen Bennett had a great goal chance when Darren Gleeson dropped a clearance into his path – emblematic of Tipperary’s puzzling and very sudden malaise – and sprinted clear only to kick his shot across the goal.

Then, Waterford really powered on, striking four points without reply in a four-minute spell to draw level. Austin Gleeson landed a huge free and then Shanahan struck three in-a-row, two fine scores from play sandwiching a well-struck free. The equaliser, on 25 minutes, came after a poor mistake from Ronan Maher, whose clearance fell straight into the hands of the Lismore man.

Moran put Waterford ahead for the first time on 32 minutes, but Tipperary were ahead at the break, when Michael Breen, who played in midfield and then full-forward before being taken off at half-time despite wearing No. 4, struck a fine score and Callanan added a free in additional time. Second best for long spells, Tipperary were lucky to lead by 0-10 to 0-9.

There was little to get excited about at the start of the second half, but Colin Dunford did manufacture a fine chance for himself on 48 minutes when he robbed Pádraic Maher of the sliotar before shooting straight at Gleeson. Shanahan put over the resultant ’65’ but it was a rare moment of joy in a period when Waterford hit a succession of poor wides.

O’Dwyer, now freed of his shadow Noel Connors and operating in the half-forward line along with Callanan, slotted over a fine score from play and Tipp didn’t look back in the final 15 minutes, finding another seam of form when it looked for so long like it wouldn’t be their day.

They outscored Waterford by 0-6 to 0-3 in the closing stages, with Patrick Maher and sub Shane Bourke rounding off a victory that will be celebrated wildly in Tipperary – not for the beauty of the performance, but for the simple fact that the last two years without any joy in Munster must have felt like an eternity in the Premier County.
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Scorers for Waterford: Maurice Shanahan 0-8 (0-3f, 0-2 65), Kevin Moran 0-2, Austin Gleeson 0-2, Shane Fives 0-2, Patrick Curran 0-1, Colin Dunford 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: Seamus Callanan 0-6 (0-4f, 0-2 65), John O’Dwyer 0-5 (0-2f), Niall O’Meara 0-3, Jason Forde 0-2, Patrick Maher 0-2, Michael Breen 0-1, Lar Corbett 0-1, Shane Bourke 0-1.

WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Shane Fives, Barry Coughlan, Noel Connors; Tadhg de Búrca, Austin Gleeson, Philip Mahony; Jamie Barron, Eddie Barrett; Kevin Moran, Stephen Bennett, Jake Dillon; Maurice Shanahan, Michael Walsh, Colin Dunford. Subs: Tom Devine for Stephen Bennett, Shane Bennett for Eddie Barrett (45), Patrick Curran for Colin Dunford (63), Darragh Fives for Jake Dillon (67).

TIPPERARY: Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Michael Breen; Kieran Bergin, Pádraic Maher, Ronan Maher; James Woodlock, Shane McGrath; Jason Forde, Brendan Maher, Patrick Maher; John O’Dwyer, Séamus Callanan, Niall O’Meara. Subs: Lar Corbett for Michael Breen (HT), Shane Bourke for Jason Forde (67), Conor O’Brien for Shane McGrath (70).
Referee: James Owens (Wexford)

Attendance: 43,084







Team News

The Tipperary team to play Waterford in Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final at 4pm in Semple Stadium has been announced by manager Eamon O’Shea.

It shows 2 changes, to the starting XV that lined out for the Munster semi-final 3 weeks ago.

Making his return to action after being out with a shoulder injury Cathal Barrett from Holycross Ballycahill is named at right corner back while Michael Breen from Ballina makes his full Championship debut starting at right half back.

The team therefore lines out as follows;

Darren Gleeson – Portroe, Cathal Barrett – Holycross Ballycahill, James Barry – Upperchurch Drombane, Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields, Michael Breen – Ballina, Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields, Kieran Bergin – Killenaule, James Woodlock – Drom & Inch, Shane McGrath – Ballinahinch, Jason Forde – Silvermines, Brendan Maher Capt. – Borris Ileigh, Patrick Maher – Lorrha Dorrha, John O’Dwyer – Killenaule, Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch, Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs

Waterford Senior Hurling team to play Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Final has been announced –

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
9. Tom Devine
Modeligo
10. Kevin Moran
De La Salle
11. Stephen Bennett
Ballysaggart
12. Jake Dillon
De La Salle
21. Maurice Shanahan
Lismore
14. Michael Walsh
Stradbally
15. Colin Dunford
Colligan



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(Tipperary are allocated the Killinan End terrace, Waterford will be in the Town End Terrace)

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Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary 0-20 Limerick 0-17

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 0-20 to 0-17 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 12th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Munster MHC: Tipp kick late to deny Limerick

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MHC FINAL: LIMERICK 0-17 TIPPERARY 0-20

By Brian Murphy at Semple Stadium, Thurles for GAA.ie

Tipperary claimed their first Munster Minor Hurling Championship title since 2012 with a deserved win over Limerick in Thurles. In a very close encounter, Limerick were right in the game all the way to the end, but Tipperary hit the last three scores of the game to claim a superb win.

Man of the match Lyndon Fairbrother edged Tipp ahead in the 57th minute, added another a minute later and sub Shane Neville wrapped up a fine win with a score from under the old stand just before full-time. In a dramatic conclusion, Limerick had a chance to draw level at the death, but the Tipperary defence smothered a late free from goalkeeper Eoghan McNamara, and Tipp celebrated their win wildly.

Denied the three-in-a-row, Limerick, who lost their quarter-final game to Cork, remain in the competition despite losing twice already and will now take their place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Leo O’Connor’s charges, led by the superb Peter Casey (0-14), had led by 0-10 to 0-8 at the break, but Tipp hit the first three scores of the second half, Fairbrother, Alan Tynan and Garry Ryan all finding their range, to edge into the lead.

After that, the lead was exchanged regularly in a very tight contest, but Tipperary produced the match-winning kick at the death to deny Limerick what would have been a memorable third successive title.
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Scorers for Tipperary: Lyndon Fairbrother 0-7 (0-4f), Tommy Nolan 0-3, Liam McCutcheon, Alan Tynan, Garry Ryan 0-2 each, Daragh Carey, Cian Darcy, Shane Neville, David Gleeson 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: Peter Casey 0-14 (0-10f), Seamus Flanagan, Michael Mackey, Thomas Grimes 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: Eoghan McNamara; Tom Hayes, Conor McSweeney, Jack O’Grady; Conor Byrnes, Paddy O’Loughlin, Conor Houlihan; Darragh Carroll, Thomas Grimes; Kyle Hayes, Seamus Flanagan, Brian Ryan; Peter Casey, Michael Mackey, Barry Murphy. Subs: Paudie Aherne for Kyle Hayes (41), Wille O’Meara for Michael Mackey (55), Conor Boylan for Darragh Carroll (58).

TIPPERARY: Pádrac Hayes; Enda Heffernan, Emmet Moloney, James Quigley; Kevin Hassett, Brian McGrath, Darragh Peters; Daragh Carey, Liam McCutcheon, Cian Darcy, Garry Ryan, Alan Tynan; Tommy NolanDavid Gleeson, Lyndon Fairbrother. Subs: Jack Skehan for Darragh Peters (17-18), Jack Skehan for Enda Heffernan (41), Gavin Dunne for Emmet Moloney (53 mins), Ruhan Mulrooney for Liam McCutcheon (54), Shane Neville for Cian Darcy (56).

Referee: Joe Larkin (Cork)




Team News

The Tipperary Minor Hurling team to take on Limerick in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Final on Sunday, July 12th, next in Semple Stadium at 2pm has been announced. Manager Liam Cahill has made 2 changes to the side that started against Clare in the semi-final.

Cian Darcy from Kilruane MacDonaghs comes in for the injured Stephen Quirke in attack while the fit again Darragh Peters also from Kilruane MacDonaghs returns to his customary left half back position.

Kevin Hassett from Drom & Inch who started in place of Darragh in the semi-final switches to right half back.

1. Padraic Hayes – Ballingarry
2. Enda Heffernan – Clonoulty Rossmore
3. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch
4. James Quigley – Kildangan
5. Kevin Hassett – Drom & Inch
6. Brian McGrath – Loughmore Castleiney
7. Darragh Peters – Kilruane MacDonaghs (Capt.)
8. Darragh Carey – Templederry Kenyons
9. Liam McCutcheon – Templederry Kenyons
10. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
11. Garry Ryan – Borrisokane
12. Alan Tynan – Roscrea
13. Thomas Nolan – Drom & Inch
14. David Gleeson – Ballinahinch
15. Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens

The Limerick management of Leo O Connor (Manager) and his selectors Anthony Daly (Coach), Pat Donnelly (South Liberties), Brian Foley (Adare) & John Mulqueen (Bruff) has released their team and panel for the Munster minor hurling final.

The team and panel will line out as follows, 1. Eoghan McNamara (Capt ) (Doon), 2. Tom Hayes (Doon), 3. Conor McSweeney (South Liberties), 4. Jack O Grady (Knockainey), 5. Conor Byrnes (Murroe Boher), 6. Paddy O Loughlin (Kilmallock), 7. Conor Houlihan (Na Piarsaigh), 8. Darragh Carroll (Kilteely Dromkeen), 9. Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), 10. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo Pallaskenry), 11. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh Castlemahon), 12. Brian Ryan (South Liberties), 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Michael Mackey (Adare) & 15. Barry Murphy.
16. Adam O Brien (Ahane), 17. Colum Carroll (Ahane), 18. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 19. Paudie Ahern (Kileedy), 20. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 21. Oisín O Reilly (Kilmallock, 22. Cian Magner Flynn (Kileedy), 23. Willie O Meara (Askeaton) 24. Eoin Ryan (Adare).

Munster Ladies Football Senior Championship Final – Kerry 2-13 Cork 2-4

Kerry defeated Cork by 2-13 to 2-4 in the Munster Ladies Football Senior Championship Final on Saturday July 11th at in Mallow.


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Focus on Cork’s Ciara O’Sullivan

By Jackie Cahill

DESPITE all of the huge success that Cork’s ladies footballers have enjoyed over the past decade, it’s the one that got away that’s referenced the most.
Banagher in county Offaly played host to a shock of seismic proportions in 2010, when Tyrone stunned Cork in the TG4 All-Ireland senior quarter-final.
It was a dreadful afternoon for Cork who lost Bríd Stack and Aisling Barrett to the sin-bin, and Ciara O’Sullivan and Geraldine O’Flynn to cruciate knee ligament injuries.
O’Sullivan, Cork’s current captain, worked her way back to full fitness but in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan, she damaged the same knee again.
Remarkably, she lined out in the final against Kerry and played until the 57th minute before being replaced by Annie Walsh.
A six-week gap between semi-final and final allowed O’Sullivan to strengthen the knee with gym work to a strong enough level where it would hold tough.
After another Brendan Martin Cup win, she then went for surgery.
“In some ways, 2010 was nearly better,” the Mourneabbey player reflected.
“I wasn’t missing anything, we were knocked out and I was back in time for the knockout stages of the championship the following year.
“But it was sickening to do it after three minutes and Geraldine’s was five or six minutes later.
“My sister (Roisin) had done hers the year before so I had a fair idea that it could have been that (cruciate) alright.
“In 2012, I thought there was no way I had done it again. I didn’t have a fraction of the pain from the first time.
“I played on for a bit but was more upset when I got the result of that MRI.
“The final was still to come in a few weeks and that was the most upset I’ve been over the course of the two of them.
“But then Galway drew with Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final and our match got pushed back. That gave me extra time I the gym and made a big difference.
“Thankfully I played the final and got the operation then afterwards.”
When it happened first in 2010, O’Sullivan and O’Flynn helped each other along virtually every step of the way along the road to recovery.
“I rehabbed with Geraldine,” O’Sullivan says. “Not that I’d have wished Geraldine to tear hers but it was good that we were both coming back at the same time, jogging at the same time, twisting at the same time.
“It was good to have someone. I’d still go to training and feel part of it so it wasn’t a big deal when I came back because I’d been there all the time
“But fitness-wise, it was a big deal trying to get back to the pace of it again.
“Touch wood, the knee is ok now but you’d be more conscious of it as well. We do a lot of work with Cork building it up before matches and training, hopping on one leg and that kind of thing. That’s because of the amount of us that it’s happened to.”
Tomorrow evening in Mallow, Cork start as red-hot favourites to retain their TG4 Munster championship crown against Kerry, a team who have presented them with some problems in recent years.
The Leesiders will also start as the team to beat in the race for All-Ireland glory in September.
If they do manage to retain the Brendan Martin Cup, Cork will have made it ten All-Ireland titles in eleven seasons.
They rode their luck at Croke Park last year, O’Sullivan admits, as they came from ten points down in the final 20 minutes to pip Dublin.
With typical honesty, O’Sullivan reveals how she believed the game was gone before one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time unfolded.
She explains: “With 20 minutes to go, we weren’t thinking about making a big comeback.
“We were just thinking about making it a little bit less embarrassing.
“It’s grand to say now that we knew we would come back, with hindsight, but at the time, we were in Croke Park on the biggest day of Ladies football and borderline disgracing ourselves.
“All of our plans had gone out the window and we just wanted to bring it back to some sort of respectable scoreline.
“As time went on and we got back in it and made it a bit more respectable, then we could think about having a go alright – but not with 20 minutes to go.
“I don’t think anybody, realistically, was thinking at ten points down that we could get it back. It was about bringing down the score and see where we went after that.”

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers – Cork 0-20 Clare 0-17

Cork defeated Clare by 0-20 to 0-17 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 11th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


SHC R2: Cork break Clare in the end

ALL-IRELAND SHC QUALIFIERS ROUND 2: CORK 0-20 CLARE 0-17

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium, Thurles for GAA.ie

A sensational late scoring burst from Cork ensured that the Rebels gained revenge for their 2013 All-Ireland final defeat to Clare at Semple Stadium this evening.

Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s Leesiders came from two points down to win by three with a run of five unanswered points to book a place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Patrick Horgan was superb for Cork in that late scoring burst, hitting four points split evenly between frees and play.

Paudie O’Sullivan came off the bench to pop over the insurance score for Cork, who scored 20 points but registered as many wides. Clare were wasteful too in front of 25,245 spectators in Thurles, racking up a tally of 17 wides over the 70 minutes. And for the second successive year in the qualifiers, the Banner County bow out.

They were in a good position when sub Colm Galvin opened up a 0-17 to 0-15 advantage but Cork had that late sting in the tail as they scored a second successive championship win. At half-time, Cork led by 0-10 to 0-9 in what was an intruiging tactical battle.

Both teams operated with sweepers and two-man inside lines, ensuring that goal chances were at a premium. There were some sublime pieces of skill nonetheless, most notably when Conor Lehane’s audacious flick found Patrick Horgan in the 25th minute, before Lehane collected a return pass to fire over.

But Cork, playing against a diagonal breeze, were dreadfully wasteful in that first half, registering eleven wides. Horgan was responsible for four of them, including three from play, but he would emerge as the match winner.

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Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-8 (5f), P Cronin, S Harnedy & C Lehane 0-2 each, A Walsh, C Murphy, B Cooper, A Cadogan, J Coughlan & P O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: T Kelly 0-5 (1f), C McGrath 0-3, Colin Ryan (2f) & S O’Donnell 0-2 each, D McInerney, Conor Ryan, S Golden, D Honan & C Galvin 0-1 each.

CORK: A Nash; D Cahalane, S McDonnell, B Murphy; A Walsh, M Ellis, C Murphy; B Lawton, D Kearney; B Cooper, P Cronin, P Horgan; A Cadogan, S Harnedy, C Lehane. Subs: R O’Shea for Kearney (43), J Coughlan for Cadogan (50), P O’Sullivan for Cronin (59), D McCarthy for Lawton (65).

CLARE: P Kelly, D McInerney, C Dillon, S Morey; B Bugler, P O’Connor, J Browne; Conor Ryan, Colin Ryan; J Conlon, T Kelly, S Golden; D Honan, S O’Donnell, C McGrath. Subs: A Cunningham for Conlon (half-time), P Donnellan for Colin Ryan (43), C Galvin for Golden (49), D Reidy for Morey (57), J Conlon for Honan (67).

Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)




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Team News

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

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

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers – Dublin 1-17 LImerick 1-16

Dublin defeated Limerick by 1-17 to 1-16 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 11th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Paul Ryan inspires Dublin to come-from-behind victory over Limerick

DUBLIN 1-17 LIMERICK 1-16

By Conor McKeon for the Irish Independent

A little pulse from a team that looked, not too long ago, to be flatlining. Indeed, eight points down in the first half tonight in a fraught, tense All-Ireland SHC qualifier with Limerick in Thurles, a search for a blue pulse mightn’t have come up with much.
But Dublin grew.

A Dosty O’Callaghan second half goal. A tour de force from Paul Ryan (0-12, 6f). Danny Sutcliffe relocating his form. And a compelling demonstration from Liam Rushe as to his best position. They all conspired to put Dublin through in a breathless finale. Dublin displayed lots of their insecurities in the first half.

On one side, 1-8 conceded wasn’t a bad tally to concede. But their use of the ball and their own 0-7 haul wasn’t going to even nearly cut it against a Limerick team still shaky from their own provincial misfortune.

Conal Keaney and Mark Schutte tore Laois’s full-back asunder a week previous but against Seamus Hickey and Richie McCarthy, neither player had nearly the same effect. Partly, Dublin’s ball in wasn’t particularly measured or inventive but mostly, those two – McCarthy in particular – revelled in a straight-up raffle for ball against their direct men.

With Limerick edging ahead, David Breen rounded Liam Rushe in the 26th minute and buried a shot past Gary Maguire. At 1-7 to 0-2, Limerick’s day looked pretty straight forward. Yet Dublin redoubled their efforts around the breaking ball area, dropping both wing-forwards deep and with the recalled Daire Plunkett making occasional spurts in behind Limerick’s cover, Dublin got back into it.
Paul Ryan hit three frees, one of which was bought expertly by substitute, Dosty O’Callaghan. Ryan hit another from play and with Danny Sutcliffe providing a more coherent conversation between Dublin’s defence and attack, Mark Schutte scored a fourth Dublin point on the trot to put Ger Cunningham’s team to within four. Ryan, however, missed a free on the stroke of half-time.

One that might, had he converted, have laid a little more uncertainty into Limerick’s half-time appraisal of an otherwise dominant effort. As it happened, the break never stunted Dublin’s momentum. With Ryan dropping deep, they generated the first four scores of the second half to go level but Limerick hit back with four of their own, from Seánie Tobin.

Only a goal, it seemed, would turn this game Dublin’s way and O’Callaghan, loitering behind a breaking ball, provided it to finally put Dublin one up. Limerick came back hard but Ryan gave an exhibition of scoring from long range and Rushe, several instances of brutish leadership at the back.

Ryan’s final point put Dublin two up but Tobin ensured a climax and in all the fussing and fumbling of a desperately pressure-filled final passage, Dublin held out for an All-Ireland quarter-final spot.

SCORERS – Dublin: P Ryan 0-12 (6f), D O’Callaghan 1-0, D Plunkett 0-2, R O’Dwyer, M Schutte, C Boland 0-1 each. Limerick: D Hannon 1-2 (0-1f), S Tobin 0-6 (5f), S Dowling 0-4 (2 ‘65, 2f) G Mulcahy 0-2, P O’Brien, K Downes.

DUBLIN: G Maguire; P Schutte, C Crummey, S Barrett; S Durkin, L Rushe, N Corcoran; D Plunkett, J McCaffrey; E Dillon, R O’Dwyer, D Sutcliffe; P Ryan, C Keaney, M Schutte. Subs: D O’Callaghan for Dillon (29), J Boland for Corcoran (50), C Boland for Keaney (58), D Treacy for M Schutte (65 inj)

LIMERICK: N Quaid; S O’Brien, R McCarthy, S Hickey; P O’Brien, G O’Mahony, W McNamara; J Ryan, P Browne; G Mulcahy, D Breen, C Lynch; S Dowling, K Downes, D Hannon. Subs: D Morrissey for McNamara (43), S Tobin for Dowling (43), D O’Grady for Breen (55), D Reify for Hannon (65), C King for Browne (69)

REF: C McAllister (Cork)




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LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Seamus Hickey, Richie McCarthy, Seanie O’Brien; Paudie O’Brien, Gavin O’Mahony, Wayne McNamara; Paul Browne, James Ryan; David Breen, Declan Hannon, Shane Dowling; Graeme Mulcahy, Kevin Downes, Cian Lynch.

DUBLIN: Gary Maguire; Niall Corcoran, Cian O’Callaghan, Paul Schutte; Chris Cummey, Liam Rushe, Shane Barrett; Johnny McCaffrey, Ryan O’Dwyer; Cian Boland, Eamon Dillon, Danny Sutcliffe; Paul Ryan, Conal Keaney, Mark Schutte

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers – Tipperary 3-21 Louth 0-7

Tipperary defeated Louth by 3-21 to 0-7 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Saturday July 11th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Tipperary win one-sided encounter with Louth

By Eoghan Cormican for the breakingnews.ie web site

Tipperary 3-21 Louth 0-7

Tipperary comfortably accounted for a truly abysmal Louth effort in the opening game of the Thurles triple-header this afternoon. The home outfit were full value for their 23-point win in this massively one-sided round 2B football qualifier clash.

The writing was on the wall for Colin Kelly’s charges from very early in the second period, Colin O’Riordan’s goal on 41 minutes moving Tipperary 3-13 to 0-6 clear. O’Riordan’s speculative effort from 65-metres out slipped through the gloves of Louth ‘keeper Craig Lynch, summing up a truly miserable day at the office for the Wee County.

Kevin O’Halloran, Barry Grogan and Conor Sweeney landed points to swell the winners tally, with Louth failing to register a single score in the first 32 minutes of the second-half. Having played against the elements in the first period, Tipperary had put themselves in a superb position come half-time, leading 2-10 to 0-6.

Ger Mulhaire, who earned a late call up at the expense of Brian Fox, stole through for a second minute goal, with Tipperary’s second green flag arriving on 27 minutes. Tommy Durnin produced a foot-block to deny Conor Sweeney and referee Rory Hickey was in no hesitation awarding a Tipperary penalty. Sweeney dusted himself down to dispatch the place-kick.

Louth wasted two placed ball efforts approaching the break and, indeed, the visitors failed to add to their tally in the final 12 minutes of the first-half. For the home outfit, Peter Acheson landed two fine points from midfield, while Kevin O’Halloran was razor sharp from the dead-ball situation. The Portroe corner-forward finished the half with four points to his name.

Scorers for Tipperary: K O’Halloran (0-7, 0-4 frees, 0-2 ’45’s); C Sweeney (1-2, 1-0 pen, 0-1 free); C O’Riordan (1-1), G Mulhaire (1-0); R Acheson, P Austin, M Quinlivan (0-2 each); B Grogan (0-1 free), S Kennedy, L Casey, J Lonergan, B Fox (0-1 each)

Scorers for Louth: D Byrne (0-2); R Burns (0-1 free), C Judge (0-1 free), R Holdcroft, P Smith (0-1 each)

Tipperary: E Comerford; C McDonald, P Codd, J Feehan; S Kennedy, R Kiely, A Campbell; C O’Riordan, P Acheson; G Mulhair, C Sweeney, L Casey; K O’Halloran, M Quinlivan, P Austin.
Subs: B Fox for Mulhair (43), C O’Shaughnessy for Kennedy (44), J Lonergan for Casey (45), B Grogan for Austin (48), A Morrissey for Acheson (60), B Mulvihill for Kiely (62)

Louth: G Lynch; P Rath, D Finnegan, A Williams; D Byrne, D O’Hanlon, A Reid; T Durnin, J Cailiff; B Duffy, P Smith, C McKeever; R Burns, C Judge, R Holdcroft.
Subs: E O’Connor for C McKeever (24 mins), C Grimes for Judge (26), E Lafferty for O’Hanlon (HT), Jim McEneaney for Califf (43), D Maguire for Holdcroft (44), D McComish for Lafferty (51, bc).

Referee: R Hickey (Clare)



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Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Louth, in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2B, in Semple Stadium, on Saturday next July 11th at 2.45pm has been announced by manager Peter Creedon.

Peter has been forced to make a number of changes to the side that played Kerry in the Munster semi-final due to player injuries.

Four players coming in are from this year’s U21 side which reached the All-Ireland Final. Jimmy Feehan from Killenaule makes his Senior Championship debut at corner back, while Ian Fahey from Clonmel Commercials lines out in midfield.

Upfront, Liam Casey from Cahir and Kevin O’Halloran from Portroe make their full Senior Championship debuts also, with both having previously been introduced as replacements against Kerry, while Liam also got a run out against Waterford in the Munster quarter-final. Liam and Kevin bring their valuable U21 experience into the attack as Tipperary bid to make it one step nearer to an All-Ireland Quarter-Final.

Ruled out through injury are Steven O’Brien and George Hannigan who both lined at midfield the last day.

The team for Saturday lines out as follows;

Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan Kilcash
Ciarán McDonald – Aherlow
Paddy Codd Capt. – Killenaule
Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
Seamus Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
Peter Acheson – Moyle Rovers
Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
Colin O’Riordan – J K Brackens
Ian Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
Brian Fox – Eire Óg Annacarty
Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
Liam Casey – Cahir
Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
Philip Austin – Borrisokane

LOUTH TEAM TO PLAY TIPPERARY THIS SATURDAY IN SEMPLE STADIUM, THURLES

CRAIG LYNCH – NAOMH MAIRTIN
PADRAIG RATH – DREADNOTS
DESSIE FINNEGAN – ST PATRICKS
ANTHONY WILLIAMS – DREADNOTS
DECLAN BYRNE – ST MOCHTAS
DARREN O HANLON – ST PATRICKS
ADRIAN REID – MATTOCK RANGERS
TOMMY DURNIN – WESTERNS
JAMES CALIFF – DREADNOTS
BEVAN DUFFY – ST FECHINS
PARAIC SMITH – DREADNOTS
CONAL MCKEEVER – CLAN NA GAEL
RYAN BURNS – HUNTERSTOWN ROVERS
COLM JUDGE – NEWTOWN BLUES
RONAN HOLDCROFT – ST FECHINS

Munster Intermediate Hurling Final – Cork 0-20 Limerick 0-18

Cork defeated Limerick by 0-20 to 0-18 in Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Wednesday July 8th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


Third-quarter blitz secures title for Cork

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 0-20 Limerick 0-18: The Cork intermediate team last night ensured at least one Munster hurling crown would reside on Leeside this summer – Ronan Dwane’s charges scoring a deserved two-point win over favourites Limerick.

With the Cork senior, U21 and minor hurling teams unable to annex provincial honours in their respective campaigns, responsibility was landed on the doorstep of Dwane’s intermediate side to ensure a barren summer on the provincial front did not materialise.

And this vastly inexperienced outfit were not to be found wanting, a forceful third-quarter putting paid to Limerick’s comeback efforts. Encapsulating the determined nature of this Cork performance was the second-half withdrawal of Limerick’s Willie Griffin.

The Treaty captain hit 2-6 in their opening win, but was reduced to a single point from play here as the home defence went about their business in a most frugal fashion.

The reigning champions enjoyed the backing of a strong wind in the opening half and there were concerns at the break that their 0-11 to 0-8 advantage would not prove sufficient.

Points from Diarmuid Byrnes (0-2) and Griffin, cancelling out white flags from Willie Leahy and Noel McNamara, cut the gap to two early in the second period, the closest the visitors had come to Cork since the opening stages.

Crucially, four of the five next scores were delivered by men donning the red and white – Kevin O’Neill (0-2) and Noel McNamara (0-2 frees) stretching their advantage out to 0-17 to 0-12. And from there Cork would not be caught, three points on the hop from McNamara (0-2 frees) and a massive Donnacha O’Donovan placed ball strike heightening Limerick’s task.

Don Flynn’s troops, to their credit, roused themselves for a grandstand finish and four unanswered minors reduced the deficit to two. The required goal, however, never looked like presenting itself.

“It is great to get the win and keep the season going,” said Dwane. “We were a bit concerned at half-time. In the first 20 minutes of the second-half, however, we pushed on. We got some great scores and the backs really tightened up.”

Dwane singled out corner-forward pair Noel McNamara and Tony Murphy given their combined haul of 0-12 and it was the two inside forwards who drove Cork’s impressive first-half performance, the home outfit moving 0-5 to 0-1 clear after 12 minutes. Three on the bounce from Murphy, O’Donovan and Shane McCarthy extended their lead to 0-9 to 0-4, and while Limerick rallied approaching the interval through Willie Griffin and Tom Morrissey, Cork would not be reeled in. The Rebels will now meet either Galway or Wexford in the All-Ireland final on August 8.

Scorers for Cork: N McNamara (0-8, 0-6 frees); T Murphy (0-4); D O’Donovan (0-2 frees), K O’Neill, W Leahy (0-2 each); M Collins, S McCarthy (0-1 each).

Scorers for Limerick: D Byrne (0-5, 0-3 frees); W Griffin (0-5, 0-4 frees); T Morrissey (0-4); M Fitzgibbon, R O’Donnell, D O’Donnell, R English (0-1 each).

Cork: P Buckley (Mallow), B Ó Tuama (Castlemartyr), E Finn (Ballinhassig), G Murphy (Newcestown); K Kavanagh (Carrigaline), D O’Donovan (Ballinhassig), T Lawerence (Brian Dillons); M Brennan (Fermoy), S McCarthy (Ballinhassig); W Leahy (Aghada), M Collins (Ballinhassig), L Meade (Newcestown); N McNamara (Kilworth), F O’Leary (Ballinhassig), T Murphy (Carrigaline).
Subs: K O’Neill (Watergrasshill) for Brennan (HT), C O’Brien (St Ita’s) for Finn (39), A Cagney (Charleville) for O’Leary (55), A Sheehan (Mallow) for McNamara (60).

Limerick: B Murray (Patrickswell), S Finn (Bruff), B O’Connell (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), M Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca); D Moloney (Doon), D Byrnes (Patrickswell), B Lynch (Feohanagh-Castlemahon); R O’Donnell (Pallasgreen), A Brennan (Caherline); D O’Donovan (Doon), K O’Brien (Patrickswell), M Carmody (Patrickswell); W Griffin (Adare), T Morrissey (Ahane), M Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon).
Subs: R Lynch (Na Piarsaigh) for O’Brien (27 mins), R English (Doon) for Moloney (37), M Fitzgerald (Doon) for Griffin (43), C Ryan (Pallasgreen) for O’Donovan (60).

Referee: D Fox (Clare)


Fixture Details

WEDNESDAY JULY 8th

MUNSTER INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Cork v Limerick
Corcaigh v Luimneach
Venue: Páirc Uí Rinn, 7.30pm
Referee: Damian Fox (An Clár)
Extra time if necessary – 2 x 10 minute periods only


Team News

Cork

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. Martin Brennan (Fermoy)
9. Shane McCarthy (Ballinhassig)
10. Willie Leahy (Aghada)
11. Michael Collins (Ballinhassig)
12. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
13. Noel McNamara (Kilworth)
14. Fintan O’Leary (Ballinhassig)
15. Tony Murphy (Carrigaline)

16. Stephen O’Sullivan (Meelin)
17. Paudie Butler (Argideen Rangers)
18. Brendan Weathers (Banteer)
19. Ciarán O’Brien (St. Ita’s)
20. Kevin O’Neill (Watergrasshill)
21. Aaron Sheehan (Mallow)
22. John Sheehan (Argideen Rangers)
23. Andrew Cagney (Charleville)
24. Kieran Sheahan (Kilbrin)

Limerick

1. Brian Murray (Patrickswell)
2. Sean Finn (Bruff)
3. Barry O’Connell (Kildimo-Pallaskenry)
4. Mike Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca)
5. Denis Moloney (Doon)
6. Diarmuid Byrnes (Patrickswell)
7. Barry Lynch (Feohanagh-Castlemahon)
8. Robert O’Donnell (Pallasgreen)
9. Andrew Brennan (Caherline)
10. Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)
11. Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell)
12. Mark Carmody (Patrickswell)
13. Willie Griffin (Adare)
14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane)
15. Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon)

16. Ger Flynn (Croom)
17. Tommy Quaid (Effin)
18. Cathal McNamara (Doon)
19. Mike Fitzgerald (Doon)
20. Jake Mulcahy (Kilmallock)
21. Richie English (Doon)
22. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)
23. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen)
24. Gary Murphy (Caherline)


Match Programme

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Games Development Administrator (Hurling) – Limerick City

GAMES DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR (HURLING)
LIMERICK CITY

Cúige Mumhan CLG wish to recruit a Games Development Administrators who will be responsible for the development of the game of hurling (in line with GAA Games Development Policy) within the specific region.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

• Implement a regular programme of hurling games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at all levels.
• Introduce coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups.
• Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Hurling Coaches, Administrators and Referees to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context.
• Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of the game of hurling by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Counties to effectively develop Gaelic Games in the community.

Requirements:

• At least 5 years experience of working in the GAA or similar sporting organization (Voluntary or Professional Capacity);
• An appropriate Third Level Qualification would be a distinct advantage;
• Excellent administrative are essential;
• At least Award 1 GAA Coaching Qualification;
• Full Clean Drivers License is essential;
• Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written);
• Working knowledge of IT related packages and systems;
• Ability to work independently and on own initiative;
• Excellent interpersonal and proven ability to build and sustain good working relationships;
• Experience of effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines with a hands-on approach to getting things done;
• Clear and detailed knowledge of the GAA’s coaching schemes and initiatives.

Candidates interested in the above roles should apply by sending an up to date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to jobapplications@gaa.ie on or before 5pm on Wednesday 22nd July 2015.

GAA is an equal opportunities employer

Munster SFC Final – Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12

Kerry and Cork finished level in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday July 5th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney – Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12 in front of an attendance of 35,651. The replay will take place on Saturday July 18th at 7pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.



Munster SFC Final: Kerry rescue draw in thriller against Cork

GAA Munster Senior Football Championship Final: Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12

By Éamonn Murphy at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney for GAA.ie

Kerry survived a storming second-half performance from Cork to snatch a draw in the Munster football final in Killarney. Corner-back Fionn Fitzgerald curled over a booming equaliser deep into stoppage time after Colm O’Neill missed a 45 which would have given the Rebels their first victory in Fitzgerald Stadium in 20 years.

A brilliantly cool finish from raiding wing-back Barry O’Driscoll had put Brian Cuthbert’s side ahead after 62 minutes, 3-12 to 2-14. And after Cork survived a missed goal chance from sub Paul Geaney – with the subsequent 45 sent astray by James O’Donoghue – they looked on the verge of regaining the Munster crown for the first time since 2012.

Cork were superb for much of the second half, though a James O’Donoghue penalty after 53 minutes kept Kerry in contention. The Kingdom lost David Moran to a black card as the Rebels gained a firm grip in midfield where Alan O’Connor justified his recent comeback from retirement by lording midfield. A clever flicked goal from Donncha O’Connor sparked a run of scores as Cork raced into a lead 2-10 to 1-10 lead. Colm O’Neill (2), Barry O’Driscoll and Kevin O’Driscoll fired four points in a row.

Kingdom manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice introduced a raft of subs including Colm Cooper – to a predictably rapturous reception from the home faithful at a packed Fitzgerald Stadium – who curled a lovely point, but even when Kerry regained the advantage, 2-14 to 2-12 after scores from subs Geaney and Anthony Maher, Cork refused to wilt.

Then came Barry O’Driscoll’s goal and the late drama in what had been an enthralling joust. Brian Cuthbert’s charges were well set up from the off, and with the wind to their backs led 1-1 to no score after nine minutes. O’Neill’s goal was a superb team move, initiated by Eoin Cadogan’s interception. Mark Collins found Donncha O’Connor with a neat kick-pass and he teed up O’Neill to palm home.

However, Kerry’s first goal was a cruel blow to the Rebels, who had looked in control at that early stage with Paul Kerrigan operating efficiently as a sweeper. Rookie Stephen Cronin put Michael Shields under pressure with a risky handpass and the Cork captain was stripped of the ball, with Kieran Donaghy gleefully burying the chance.

It was nip and tuck across the first 25 minutes with the sides level 1-4 apiece but then Kerry switched to a man-to-man system they gained the upper hand, while the loss of Paul Kerrigan to a black card was keenly felt. Barry John Keane was tormenting Cork with his movement and neat shooting, while O’Donoghue became more prominent too.

Kerry struck five points in-a-row, though Barry O’Driscoll was denied a goal by a smart stop from Brendan Kealy in the middle of this sequence. Donncha O’Connor did clip over a point to make it 1-9 to 1-5 at half-time, and given Kerry would have the breeze and their bench was loaded with talent, it looked grim for Cork at that juncture. However, the Rebels refused to give up and ended up departing Killarney filled with regret at their fifth draw on enemy soil since 2002.

Scorers for Kerry: J O’Donoghue 1-2 (1-0 pen), B Sheehan 0-4 (0-3 f), BJ Keane 0-3 (0-1 f), K Donaghy 1-0, D Walsh, F Fitzgerald, P Geaney, A Maher, J Buckley, C Cooper 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: C O’Neill 1-6 (0-2 f, 0-1 45), D O’Connor 1-3 (0-2 f), Barry O’Driscoll 1-1, K O’Driscoll, P Kerrigan 0-1 each.

KERRY: B Kealy; F Fitzgerald, M Ó Sé, S Enright; K Young, P Crowley, J Lyne; D Moran, B Sheehan; S O’Brien, J Buckley, D Walsh; J O’Donoghue, K Donaghy (c), BJ Keane.
Subs: A Maher for Moran (black card 43), C Cooper for O’Brien (43), D O’Sullivan for Buckley (47), P Geaney for Keane (50), J Sherwood for Sheehan (60), P Murphy for Crowley (64).

CORK: K O’Halloran; S Cronin, E Cadogan, S Cronin; Brian O’Driscoll, M Shields, Barry O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, K O’Driscoll; P Kerrigan, M Collins, F Goold; C O’Neill, D O’Connor, B Hurley.
Subs: P Kelly for A O’Connor (temp 19-22), Kelly for Kerrigan (black card 23), Dorman for Cronin (58), R Deane for Goold (58), D Goulding for D O’Connor (61), C O’Driscoll for Hurley (66), J O’Sullivan for C O’Driscoll (70).

Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)



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Team News

The Kerry team, captained by Kieran Donaghy is as follows:
1. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
2. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
3. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
4. Shane Enright Tarbert
5. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
6. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
7. Killian Young Renard
8. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
9. Bryan Sheehan St Marys
10. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
11. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
14. Kieran Donaghy (C) Austin Stacks
15. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion
Fir Ionaid
16. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
17. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes
18. Anthony Maher Duagh
19. Paul Geaney Dingle
20. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
21. Michael Geaney Dingle
22. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
23. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
24. Tommy Walsh Kerins O’Rahillys
25. Jack Sherwood Firies
26. Paul Murphy Rathmore

Cork Senior Football

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)
2. Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s) Capt.
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. James Loughrey (Mallow)
5. Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)
6. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
7. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
8. Alan O’Connor (St. Colum’s)
9. Fintan Goold (Macroom)
10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond)
12. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
13. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
15. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)

Subs:

16. Paddy O’Shea (St. Vincent’s)
17. Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown)
18. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
19. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)
20. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)
21. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
22. Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig)
23. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers)
24. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
25. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)
26. Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa)


  Cork Kerry
2015 Team Manager Brian Cuthbert Eamonn Fitzmaurice
2014 Championship Performance 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

Defeated Clare in Munster Semi-Final at Cusack Park Ennis by 1-17 to 1-14

Defeated Cork by 0-24 to 0-12 in Munster Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Defeated Galway by 1-20 to 2-10 in All Ireland Quarter-Final in Croke Park.

Drew with Mayo 1-16 each in All Ireland Semi-Final at Croke Park.

Defeated Mayo by 3-16 to 3-13 aet in All Ireland Semi-Final replay in Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Won All Ireland championship defeating Donegal by 2-9 to 0-12 in the final.

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 37 76
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2012 2013
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 38
Won – 23
Lost – 10
Drawn – 5
Played – 41
Won – 31
Lost – 5
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship July 6th 2014 – Munster Senior Football Final – Kerry 0-24 Cork 0-12 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Click for more details

Kerry v Cork
Past Munster Senior Football Championship Meetings

Year Stage Kerry Cork Venue Notes
1889 Semi Final Kerry 0-1 Cork 0-2 Mallow  
1890 Final Kerry 0-0 Cork 0-0 Markets Field Abandoned
1890 Final Kerry 0-1 Cork 1-4 Banteer  
1891 Semi Final Kerry 0-2 Cork 2-5 Killarney  
1892 Final Kerry 3-6 Cork 0-5 Killarney  
1893 Final Kerry scr Cork w.o Mallow  
1901 Round 1 Kerry 0-6 Cork 0-6 Limerick Draw
1901 Round 1 Kerry 0-6 Cork 0-8 Millstreet Replay
1902 Semi Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 0-3 Millstreet  
1903 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 0-3 Markets Field  
1904 Semi Final Kerry 1-4 Cork 0-0 Markets Field  
1905 Semi Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 0-5 Cork A G  
1906 Final Kerry 0-3 Cork 1-10 Tipperary  
1907 Semi Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 1-9 Limerick  
1909 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 2-4 Markets Field Draw
1909 Final Kerry 1-5 Cork 0-6 Cork A G Replay
1910 Final Kerry 0-4 Cork 0-3 Cork A G  
1912 Round 1 Kerry 2-3 Cork 0-1 Tralee  
1913 Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 0-1 Cork A G  
1914 Final Kerry 0-5 Cork 0-1 Tralee  
1920 Semi Final Kerry 2-6 Cork 0-4 Cork A G  
1923 Semi Final Kerry 3-4 Cork 0-3 Cork A G  
1924 Semi Final Kerry 4-3 Cork 2-1 Cork A G  
1925 Semi Final Kerry 3-8 Cork 1-0 Tralee  
1926 Semi Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 2-1 Listowel  
1927 Round 1 Kerry 1-7 Cork 0-1 Cork A G  
1929 Semi Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 1-3 Cork A G  
1934 Round 1 Kerry 2-6 Cork 0-3 Fermoy  
1937 Round 1 Kerry 6-7 Cork 0-4 Killarney  
1938 Final Kerry 4-14 Cork 0-6 Clonakilty  
1942 Final Kerry 3-7 Cork 0-8 Tralee  
1943 Semi Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 2-3 Cork A G Draw
1943 Semi Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 2-5 Cork A G Replay
1945 Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 1-11 Killarney  
1946 Round 1 Kerry 1-8 Cork 1-4 Killarney  
1947 Final Kerry 3-8 Cork 2-6 Cork A G  
1948 Final Kerry 2-9 Cork 2-6 Killarney  
1950 Final Kerry 2-5 Cork 1-5 Cork A G  
1951 Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 0-4 Killarney  
1952 Final Kerry 0-2 Cork 0-11 Cork A G  
1953 Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 2-3 Killarney  
1954 Final Kerry 4-9 Cork 2-3 Cork A G  
1955 Final Kerry 0-14 Cork 2-6 Killarney  
1956 Final Kerry 2-2 Cork 0-8 Cork A G Draw
1956 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 1-8 Cork A G Replay
1958 Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 0-3 Cork A G  
1959 Final Kerry 2-15 Cork 2-8 Killarney  
1961 Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 1-7 Cork A G Draw
1961 Final Kerry 2-13 Cork 1-4 Killarney Replay
1962 Final Kerry 4-8 Cork 0-4 Cork A G  
1963 Final Kerry 1-18 Cork 3-7 Killarney  
1964 Final Kerry 2-11 Cork 1-8 Cork A G  
1966 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 2-7 Killarney  
1967 Final Kerry 0-7 Cork 0-8 Cork A G  
1968 Final Kerry 1-21 Cork 3-8 Killarney  
1969 Final Kerry 0-16 Cork 1-4 Cork A G  
1970 Final Kerry 2-22 Cork 2-9 Killarney  
1971 Final Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-25 Cork A G  
1972 Final Kerry 2-21 Cork 2-15 Killarney  
1973 Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 5-12 Cork A G  
1974 Final Kerry 0-7 Cork 1-11 Killarney  
1975 Final Kerry 1-14 Cork 0-7 Killarney  
1976 Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 0-10 P. Ui Chaoimh Draw
1976 Final Kerry 3-20 Cork 2-19 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
1977 Final Kerry 3-15 Cork 0-9 Killarney  
1978 Final Kerry 3-14 Cork 3-7 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1979 Final Kerry 2-14 Cork 2-4 Killarney  
1980 Final Kerry 3-13 Cork 0-12 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1981 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 0-3 Killarney  
1982 Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 0-9 P. Ui Chaoimh Draw
1982 Final Kerry 2-18 Cork 0-12 Killarney Replay
1983 Final Kerry 3-9 Cork 3-10 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1984 Final Kerry 3-14 Cork 2-10 Killarney  
1985 Final Kerry 2-11 Cork 2-7 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1986 Final Kerry 0-12 Cork 0-8 Killarney  
1987 Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 1-10 P. Ui Chaoimh Draw
1987 Final Kerry 1-5 Cork 0-13 Killarney Replay
1988 Final Kerry 0-16 Cork 1-14 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1989 Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 1-12 Killarney  
1990 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 2-23 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1991 Semi Final Kerry 1-10 Cork 0-11 Killarney  
1992 Round 1 Kerry 2-14 Cork 0-10 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1993 Semi Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 1-10 Killarney  
1994 Semi Final Kerry 2-8 Cork 1-13 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1995 Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 0-15 Killarney  
1996 Final Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-11 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1998 Semi Final Kerry 1-14 Cork 1-11 Killarney  
1999 Final Kerry 2-4 Cork 2-10 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2000 Semi Final Kerry 2-15 Cork 1-13 Killarney  
2001 Final Kerry 0-19 Cork 1-13 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2002 Semi Final Kerry 0-8 Cork 0-8 Killarney Draw
2002 Semi Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 0-15 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2004 Semi Final Kerry 0-15 Cork 0-7 Killarney  
2005 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 0-11 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2006 Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 0-10 Killarney Draw
2006 Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 1-12 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2007 Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-13 Killarney  
2008 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 1-15 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2009 Semi Final Kerry 0-13 Cork 1-10 Killarney Draw
2009 Semi Final Kerry 0-12 Cork 1-17 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2010 Semi Final Kerry 0-15 Cork 0-15 Killarney Draw
2010 Semi Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-14 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2011 Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-12 Killarney  
2012 Semi Final Kerry 0-12 Cork 0-17 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2013 Final Kerry 1-16 Cork 0-17 Killarney  
2014 Final Kerry 0-24 Cork 0-12 P. Ui Chaoimh  

Munster Senior Football Championship
Kerry vs. Cork Past Meetings Breakdown

  Overall Record Matches at Cork venue Matches at Kerry venue Matches played at a Neutral venue Munster Finals Only Matches played when Cork are defending All-Ireland Champions Matches played when Kerry are defending All-Ireland Champions
Played 106 59 44 3 71 7 32
Cork 30 20 8 2 20 3 5
Kerry 63 31 32 0 43 4 22
Drawn 12 7 4 1 7 0 5
Abandoned 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Note – All-Ireland Championship matches between Kerry and Cork are not included
These are Munster Championship stats only

Useful Information

In the last 3 Munster championship meetings between Cork and Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium, Kerry won the 2011 and 2013 finals and drew the 2010 semi-final.

Cork’s last championship victory over Kerry in Killarney was the 1995 Munster Final on a scoreline of Cork 0-15 Kerry 1-9.

Kerry have never beaten Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship at a neutral venue (it happened 3 times!). Cork have never beaten Kerry in the All-Ireland Championship at Croke Park.

“Points win games”!! – Or so you would think looking at the recent record of Cork and Kerry. Neither County has recorded more than 1 goal in Munster Senior Football Championship meetings since the 2000 Munster Semi-Final which Kerry won by 2-15 to 1-13. During the 16 subsequent Munster Championship matches between the counties, they have combined to score a total of just 14 goals between them.

The highest score by an individual team in a Cork vs. Kerry Munster Senior Football Championship match was the 1976 Munster Final replay at Pairc Ui Chaoimh which Kerry won by 3-20 to 2-19.

The highest margin of victory between the teams was in the first round match in 1937 played at Killarney with Kerry winning by 6-7 to 0-4 – a margin of 21 points.

In the 1890 Munster Senior Football Final, Laune Rangers (Kerry) and Midleton (Cork) were the finalists.   The game was 57 minutes old, with the sides scoreless, when the ball burst and as there was no replacement ball the game could not continue and was abandoned.

In the 1893 Final, Laune Rangers (Kerry) and Dromtarriffe (Cork) were fixed on two occasions to play this final in Millstreet but the Kerry side did not travel. The game was fixed for a third time in Mallow but there was still no show from the Kerry side and Cork received a walkover.

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship than they have lost, 5 draws (4 v Cork & 1 v Limerick) as compared to 5 defeats (all v Cork) in 41 matches played.

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.

The referee for the final is Pádraig Hughes from Armagh. Both semi-final referees also came from Ulster – Joe McQuillan (Cavan) for Clare v Cork and Ciaran Branagan (Down) for Kerry v Tipperary. Two Munster referees were in charge of the Ulster semi-finals – Páraig O’Sullivan (Kerry) for Monaghan v Fermanagh and Rory Hickey (Clare) for Donegal v Derry.

Scorers Munster SFC 2015

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary )         3-3 (0-1f)

Donncha O’Connor (Cork)               1-5 (1-0 penalty, 0-3f)

Cathal O’Connor (Clare)                  1-3 (0-2 45)

Gary Brennan (Clare)                       0-6 (0-2f)

Steven O’Brien (Tipperary)              0-6

Colm O’Nell (Cork)                           0-5

Paul Geaney (Kerry)                                    1-2

Bryan Sheehan (Kerry)                    0-5 (0-3f)

Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)             0-5 (0-4f)

Barry John Keane (Kerry)                1-1

Ian Ryan (Limerick)                          0-4 (0-2f)

Brian Fox (Tipperary)                       0-4

Brian Scanlan (Limerick)                  0-3 (0-1f, 0-2 45)

Colm Cooper (Kerry)                        0-3 (0-1f)

Philip Austin (Tipperary)                   0-3

Eoin Cleary (Clare)                           0-2

Rory Donnelly (Clare)                      0-2

Cathal McInerney (Clare)                 0-2 (0-1f)

Jamie Malone (Clare)                       0-2

Mark Collins (Cork)                          0-2

John Hayes (Cork)                           0-2 (0-1f)

Paul Kerrigan (Cork)                        0-2

Brian O’Driscoll (Cork)                     0-2

Peter Nash (Limerick)                      0-2

George Hannigan (Tipperary)          0-2

Ger Mulhaire (Tipperary)                  0-2

Jason Lonergan (Tipperary)             0-2

Michael O’Halloran (Waterford)       0-2

JJ Hutchinson (Waterford)               0-2 (0-2f)

Paraic Collins (Clare)                       0-1

Shane Brennan (Clare)                    0-1

Pat Burke (Clare)                             0-1

Sean Collins (Clare)                         0-1

Davy O’Halloran (Clare)                   0-1

Dean Ryan (Clare)                           0-1

Fintan Goold (Cork)                          0-1

Brian Hurley (Cork)                          0-1

Iain Corbett (Limerick)                      0-1

Robert Browne (Limerick)                0-1

Stephen Cahill (Limerick)                 0-1

Cian Sheehan (Limerick)                 0-1

Michael Geaney (Kerry)                   0-1

Anthony Maher (Kerry )                   0-1

Stephen O’Brien (Kerry)                   0-1

Peter Acheson (Tipperary)               0-1

Barry Grogan (Tipperary)                 0-1 (0-1f)

Seamus Kennedy (Tipperary)          0-1

Kevin O’Halloran (Tipperary)           0-1 (0-1 45)

Colin O’Riordan (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, 15 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.


Match Programme

Check out the 72 page souvenir match programme for Sunday’s Munster Senior and Minor Football Finals.

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Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Final – Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 1-11

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 2-14 to 1-11 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Final on Sunday July 5th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.


Munster MFC Final: Kerry ease to victory

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MFC FINAL: KERRY 2-14 TIPPERARY 1-11

Report for GAA.ie

Kerry are Munster minor champions for the third year in a row after a convincing victory over Tipperary in Killarney on Sunday.

Conor Geaney hit 1-5 to inspire the Kingdom to victory, and Jack O’Connor’s side always looked the likelier winners, having led 2-8 to 0-6 at the interval following first half goals from Geaney and Cormac Linnane. Geaney struck the first goal after just nine minutes, finishing well after a slick team move, and then five minutes later Geaney set up Linnane to make it 2-6 to 0-3 with just 15 minutes gone.

That devastating opening quarter from Kerry effectively sealed the win for them, and although Tipperary kept battling, and found the net in the second half through Aidan Buckley, Kerry cruised home.
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Scorers for Kerry: C Geaney 1-5 (1f), C Linnane 1-1 (1f), Michael Foley 0-2, Sean O’Shea 0-2 (1f), Jack Morgan 0-1, Gavin White 0-1, Bryan Sweeney 0-1, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-1

Scorers for Tipperary: Aidan Buckley 1-2, Alan Tynan 0-3 (2f), Jack Kennedy 0-2 (1f), Brendan Martin 0-2, Danny Owens 0-1, Mark Kehoe 0-1

KERRY: Billy Courtney; Darren Brosnan, Jason Foley, Jack Morgan; Gavin White, Mike Breen, Daniel O’Brien; Mark O’Connor, Andrew Barry; Brian Ó Seanacháin, Cormac Linnane, Sean O’Shea; Stephen O’Sullivan, Michael Foley, Conor Geaney
Subs: Bryan Sweeney for C Linnane (29), Ronan Buckley for B Ó Seanacháin (42), Dara O’Shea for M Breen (50), Brandon Barrett for S O’Shea (55), Jack Goulding for S O’Sullivan (55).

TIPPERARY: Charle Manton; Tommy Lowry, Morgan Irwin, Tadhg Fitzgerald; Shane Power, Jack Skehan, Liam Fahy; Jack Kennedy, Tommy Nolan; Aidan Buckley, Brian McGrath, Emmett Moloney; Danny Owens, Alan Tynan, Brendan Martin
Subs: Gavin Whelan for T Lowry (17), Jamie Bergin for E Moloney (24), Mark Kehoe for L Fahy (HT), Ross Peters for E Moloney (45), Jordan Moloney for J Skehan (54).


Match Preview


Team News

The Tipperary Minor Football team to play Kerry in this Sunday’s Munster MF Final shows four changes from the team that played Clare in the semi final. Tadhg Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers), Liam Fahy (Rockwell Rovers), Aiden Buckley (St Patricks) and Alan Tynan (Inane Rovers) all come in for Mark Keheo, Jack Delahunty, Ross Peters and the injured Stephen Quirke.

The team is as follows;

1 Charlie Manton Fethard
2 Tadhg Fitzgerald Moyle Rovers
3 Morgan Irwin Moyle Rovers
4 Tommy Lowry Arravale Rovers
5 Liam Fahy Rockwell Rovers
6 Danny Owens Moyle Rovers
7 Jack Skeehan Holycross- Ballycahill
8 Jack Kennedy Clonmel Commercials
9 Tommy Nolan Drom & Inch
10 Aidan Buckley St Patricks
11 Brian McGrath Loughmore Castlieny
12 Emmett Moloney Drom & Inch
13 Shane Power Galtee Rovers
14 Alan Tynan Inane Rovers
15 Brendan Martin Kilsheelan-Kilcash

The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Tipperary in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Football Championship Final on Sunday shows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Cork in the semi final. Andrew Barry comes in for the injured John Mark Foley at midfield and up front, Michael Foley replaces Bryan Sweeney who was an early injury victim against Cork. Sweeney is named among the substitutes.

The team, captained by Mark O’Connor, is as follows:

1. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes
2. Darren Brosnan Gneeveguilla
3. Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4. Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
5. Gavin White Dr. Crokes
6. Mike Breen Beaufort
7. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
8. Mark O’Connor (Capt.) Dingle
9. Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
10. Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue
11. Cormac Linnane Beale
12. Sean O’Shea Kenmare
13. Stephen O’Sullivan Templenoe
14. Michael Foley Spa
15. Conor Geaney Dingle
Fir Ionaid
16. Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
17. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets
18. Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
19. Dara O’Shea Kenmare
20. Ronan Buckley Listry
21. Graham O’Sullivan Dromid Pearses
22. Brandon Barrett Ardfert
23. Jack Goulding Ballyduff
24. Evan Cronin Spa

Additional Players on the Kerry Minor Panel
John Mark Foley (Injured, Kilgarvan), Karl Mullins (Kerins O’Rahillys), Ferdia O’Brien (Austin Stacks), Michael Reidy (Ballymacelligott), Michael O’Donnell (Austin Stacks), David Shaw (Dr Crokes), Niall Collins (Listowel Emmets), Colin Griffin (Austin Stacks), Cian Ó Murchú (An Ghaeltacht), Sean Bambury (Dingle).


For the Record

  Kerry Tipperary
2015 Team Management Jack O’Connor (Dromid Pearses) – Manager

 

Selectors-   Micheál O’Shea (Castlegregory), Eamon Whelan (St. Senans)

Charlie McGeever –
Manager

Selectors – Niall Fitzgerald, Kieran Healy, Michael Power and Shane Stapleton.

 

Mike O’Sullivan – Coach

2015 Team Captain Mark O’Connor

(Dingle)

 

Danny Owens
(Moyle Rovers)
2014 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 2-16 to 0-7 by 2-17 in the first round.

Defeated Tipperary by 2-18 to 0-7 in the semi-final.

Defeated Cork by 2-17 to 2-13 in the Munster final.

Defeated Kildare by 2-15 to 1-8 in the All Ireland quarter-finals.

Defeated Mayo by 1-14 to 2-7 in the All Ireland semi-finals.

Defeated Donegal by 0-17 to 1-10 to win the All Ireland title.

Defeated Waterford by 2-11 to 2-7 in the first round.

Lost semi-final to Kerry by 2-18 to 0-7

Number of Munster Minor Football titles 43 7
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2014 2012
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 60
Won – 46
Lost – 10
Drawn – 4
Played – 57
Won – 29
Lost – 24
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2014 Semi-final on May 7th at Semple Stadium – Kerry 2-14. See http://munster.gaa.ie/2014/05/07/electric-ireland-munster-minor-football-championship-semi-final-kerry-v-tipperary/ for match report.

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
First Round

Wednesday April 15th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary 2-16          Waterford 1-7
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Kerry 0-14                  Clare 0-3

@ Páirc na nGael Limerick            Cork 2-15                   Limerick 2-7

Play-off 1

Wedneday April 22nd  

@ Newcastewest                             Limerick 2-14            Waterford 3-10

Play-off 2

Wednesday April 29th 

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare 2-11                 Limerick 0-5

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 13th

@ Austin Stack Park, Tralee          Kerry 0-16                  Cork 1-12                   AET
@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Tipperary 0-16          Clare 2-9

Final
Sunday July 5th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney               Kerry v Tipperary                              @ 12 noon

Munster Minor Football Championship – Useful Information

Kerry are making their 4th consecutive appearance in the Munster Minor Football final and seeking a third championship title in a row. Kerry are the last team to win 3 in a row having done so as part of their 2001 to 2004 four in a row. Cork are the only other county to win 3 in a row having done so most recently between 1991 and 1993. Tipperary had an opportunity for 3 in a row in 2013 when they were defeated in the Munster final by Kerry.

Munster teams have secured just 3 All Ireland titles since the turn of the Millenium – Kerry (2014), Tipperary (2011) and Cork (2000).

Kerry and Tipperary have shared the last 4 Munster minor football titles between them with Kerry winning in 2013 and 14 and Tipperary in 2011 and 12.

Both teams scored 0-16 in securing one point semi-final victories.

The last Munster final meeting between Tipperary and Kerry was in Fitzgerald Stadium in 2013 when Kerry won by 0-15 to 0-10. Tipperary defeated Kerry by 2-14 to 1-14 in the 2012 final in Limerick.

Kerry’s top scorer is Conor Geaney with 0-9 from 2 games. Next are Cormac Linnane and Stephen O’Sullivan with 0-4 each. Tipperary’s top scorer is Jack Kennedy with 0-10 form 2 games and next is Brendan Martin with 1-6.

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995, 2011 and 2012 when Tipperary were successful.

Kerry have won 4 of their last 5 Munster minor titles by defeating Tipperary in the final. They defeated Cork in 2014 and Tipperary in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2013.

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (43)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (7)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football 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 in 1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/ 

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 12 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 25 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (18 titles).

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994, 2014

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000.