Munster Super 10’s Fe15

The Munster Super 10’s is a competition run by Munster Coaching & Games for clubs throughout the Province. It is played at 10 a side with a panel of 12 players and is open to all clubs with a choice to play football or hurling. The games are fast, action packed and competitive. The novelty of playing 10 a side has proven a big hit with the players as it is a refreshing change to the 15 a side game.

To get a flavour of the action, please see the video below to give you a glimpse of what its all about

When is it happening?
The competition with a blitz day on the 27th May involving 4 teams at a central location. Clubs have to be open to travel but the venues and groups will be devised to limit travel where possible while giving clubs the opportunity to play against unfamiliar opposition.

What Format is used?
Each club plays 3 games on the day and the group winners will advance to the finals in Mallow on the 10th June. Games are played at 10 a side and the games are played 21 to 21 using u12 size portable goal posts.The games are approximately 12 minutes per half but after playing 3 games this is more than adequate. Clubs are asked to guarantee all players a minimum of 30 minutes playing time.

All group winners will receive a specially commissioned training top while the outright winning teams in both codes will receive gear bags for all 12 squad members and a set of goal posts for their club.

How to Enter?
Clubs should contact their local GDA if they have any questions on this event.

If happy to enter, then just complete the form below.! However, before you enter, please check that all your players will be available on the day and that you are prepared to travel. In previous years, clubs pulled out at the last minute which is very unfair on the host clubs and other teams in the group. Therefore it is important to have your homework done before completing the form – CLICK HERE TO ENTER

No entries can be accepted after this point

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round Robin – Kerry 0-20 Westmeath 2-12

Kerry defeated Westmeath by 0-20 to 2-12 in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round Robin on Sunday April 30th at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar.

Leinster SHC: Kerry edge out Westmeath


Report by Kevin Egan for

The final day of the Leinster round robin series in a fortnight looks set to be a tense afternoon of action with all four counties still very much in contention for a place in the quarter finals of the Leinster SHC in advance of crucial fixtures in Mullingar and Tralee.

A narrow win for Kerry at TEG Cusack Park today will give Fintan O’Connor’s charges some momentum as they prepare to host Laois, however the small margin of defeat means that Westmeath’s scoring difference may yet be the trump card that gives them the edge in the race for knockout hurling.

After this afternoon’s defeat, Westmeath manager Michael Ryan spoke of the importance of the basics of hurling, including discipline. That was certainly a key factor in their defeat as the midlanders were reduced to fourteen men within a quarter of an hour of the start, following Niall O’Brien’s dismissal for a second bookable offence.

Already Ryan had set his team up with just two men in the inside forward line and with Darragh Egerton operating as a third midfielder, and once they lost one of their most dangerous forwards, they looked really toothless up front.

In contrast, Kerry were very sharp in the opening stages, rattling off seven points in the opening ten minutes. The Ballyduff due of Mikey and Pádraig Boyle caused the Westmeath full back line plenty of problems, while Jack Goulding and Paudie O’Connor hoovered up breaks at midfield and showed real intelligence in their deliveries into the attack, angling good diagonal balls away from the Westmeath defenders and setting up a series of chances.

An 0-12 to 0-5 interval lead was a fair reflection of Kerry’s dominance in the opening half but once Westmeath turned around with the wind at their backs, they were much improved. They remained highly dependent on placed balls, scoring just 1-3 from play all afternoon, but once Niall Mitchell rattled the net with an excellent low finish across the body of Kerry goalkeeper Martin Stackpoole, the stage was set for a late surge from the home side, who won all three games at the same stage of this competition last year.

Instead Kerry settled again with points from Goulding and Mikey Boyle, though the nervousness in their play was evident from the way in which they dropped back and invited Westmeath onto the attack.

Another fine catch from Mitchell resulted in a goal chance for Killian Doyle after 67 minutes and while the young Raharney hurler failed to find the target, he was being held back while striking and so was handed another chance from a penalty. His strike was inch perfect, low into the bottom corner of the Kerry net, and set up the chance for a late smash and grab win for Westmeath.

It wasn’t to happen however, even after Goulding was also sent off for a second yellow card infringement, as Kerry conceded just one more point and held on to record their first ever Leinster championship victory away from home.

Scorers for Kerry: S Nolan 0-7 (0-4f, 0-1 ’65), M Boyle 0-4, P Boyle 0-3, J Conway 0-2, J O’Connor, P O’Connor, M O’Leary & J Goulding 0-1 each.

Scorers for Westmeath: A Devine 0-8 (0-6f, 0-1 ’65), K Doyle 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-1f, 0-1 ’65), N Mitchell 1-0, R Greville 0-2.

WESTMEATH: P Maloney; C Shaw, T Doyle, T Gallagher; G Greville, P Greville, A Clarke; C Boyle, J Boyle; A Devine, K Doyle, R Greville; N O’Brien, N Mitchell, D Egerton
Subs: J Galvin for J Boyle (HT), D McNicholas for Egerton (HT), A Cox for G Greville (43)

KERRY: M Stackpoole; J Buckley, R Horgan, S Weir; J O’Connor, D Dineen, T Murnane; J Goulding, P O’Connor; J Conway, M O’Leary, B O’Leary; P Boyle, M Boyle, S Nolan
Subs: J Griffin for M O’Leary (64), M O’Connor for P Boyle (67), K Carmody for B O’Leary (70+3)

Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow)

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Westmeath in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin – 2nd Round game in Cusack Pk Mullingar on Sunday next shows 6 changes in personnel from the side that did duty against Meath in the opening game of the series on Sunday last.

Martin Stackpoole replaces team captain Aiden McCabe in goal; James O’Connor comes into the defence in place of Bryan Murphy; Jack Goulding comes into midfield instead of Tommy Casey to partner Paudie O’Connor, and up front, the two O’Leary brothers Brendan and Michael come into the half forward line replacing the injured Patrick Kelly and Keith Carmody while in the full forward line, Padraig Boyle, a late withdrawl last weekend, starts in place of the man who substituted for him against Meath, Philip Lucid.

The team captained by Tom Murnane of Kilmoyley is as follows:

1 Martin Stackpoole Lixnaw

2 James O’Connor Abbeydorney

3 Rory Horgan St Brendans

4 Sean Weir Crotta O’Neills

5 John Buckley Lixnaw

6 Darren Dineen St Brendans

7 Tom Murnane (C) Kilmoyley

8 Jack Goulding Ballyduff

9 Paudie O’Connor Kilmoyley

10 Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney

11 Michael O’Leary Abbeydorney

12 Jordan Conway Crotta O’Neills

13 Padraig Boyle Ballyduff

14 Mikey Boyle Ballyduff

15 Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills

Fir Ionaid:

16 Aiden McCabe Kilmoyley

17 Bryan Murphy Causeway

18 Paud Costelloe Ballyduff

19 James Godley Kilmoyley

20 Keith Carmody Causeway

21 John Griffin Lixnaw

22 Maurice O’Connor Kilmoyley

23 Tomás O’Connor Crotta O’Neills

24 Philp Lucid Ballyheigue

25 Tommy Casey Causeway

26 Stephen Murphy Causeway


Bainisteoir: Fintan O’Connor
Coach: Brendan Cummins
Treanálaí: Damien Ryall (Abbeydorney)
Róghnóir: Ian Brick (Kilmoyley)

Extended Panel for Sunday’s Game

Daniel O’Carroll Ballyduff

Liam Mullins Lixnaw

Fionán Horgan Ardfert

Jason Wallace Lixnaw

Darragh Shanahan Lixnaw

Darragh Ryan Crotta O’Neills

Adrian O’Mahony Crotta O’Neills

Ronan O’Donovan Abbeydorney

Stevie O’Sullivan Abbeydorney

Unavailable – Rehabbing from Injury

Daniel Collins Kilmoyley

Colum Harty Causeway

Patrick Kelly Clarecastle

Teacher Summer GAA Courses in Mary Immaculate College

Munster GAA is sponsoring two Teacher Summer Courses in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick from July 3rd to July 7th. The courses are aimed at Primary School Teachers who want to develop their capacities to teach Gaelic Games and Physical Education in the Primary School.

Course 1

Gaelic games in the primary school: a cross-curricular approach (blended)

Presenter: Richard Bowles, Joe Redington and tutors

Venue: MIC

Date: 3,4,5 July onsite with two online units (6, 7 July)

Max No: 25

Fee: €25

Click here to apply – closing date is Friday June 30th but places will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the course reaches capacity.

Curaclam na Bunscoile specifies that, ‘Gaelic games should be given particular consideration as part of the games programme.’ This course will develop teachers’ basic skills through activities, enabling teachers to apply same in primary school situation. All age groups will be included. There will be a focus on pedagogical issues relating to the games strand and on developing teachers’ understanding and appreciation of games and PE in general. Linkage with other areas of the curriculum will be explored, as will possibilities for integration with other curricular areas.

This course will enable teachers to:

  • adopt a sequential approach to skill development in Gaelic Games
  • promote an awareness of the importance of fundamental movement skills in all physical activity
  • develop their skills in adapting games to ensure the appropriate participation of all children through the use of modified games.
  • contribute to the inclusion of all children in PE activities (with regard to ability, gender, ethnicity, etc.)
  • take account of difference within classes and developing progressive programmes throughout the school
  • The course will pay address particular issues such as gender equity, curriculum integration and linkage within PE, and the role of Gaelic games within a healthy school environment. The course also addresses the needs of schools where coaches who are not primary teachers are employed during the school day to provide specific training in skill development. When allocating places, preference will be given to teachers who have not completed the course in previous years.

    The course is funded by Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Comhairle na Mumhan.

    Course 2
    Gaelic Games in the primary school: advanced course

    Presenter: Joe Redington, Richard Bowles and guest tutors

    Venue: MIC

    Date: 3-7 July 2017

    Max No: 25

    Fee: €25

    Click here to apply – closing date is Friday June 30th but places will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the course reaches capacity.

    This is an advanced course in the teaching of Gaelic games as part of the Physical Education curriculum in primary schools. On successful completion of this course, participants will receive certification as a Level 1 Child Coach in hurling and Gaelic football as approved by Coaching Ireland. To enroll on the course, participants must have already completed a Foundation level coaching course.

    The aims of the course are:

  • To promote the physical, social, emotional development of the child
  • To develop teacher competencies in inclusion, management of external personnel, and general planning
  • To examine opportunities for linkage within PE and integration with other subject areas
  • To foster positive attitudes towards PE and school sport
  • To develop strategies to ensure that school sport policy is in line with the aims of the PE curriculum
  • To assist teachers in implementing a programme that is developmentally appropriate for individual children
  • To examine the role of Gaelic games within the PE curriculum
  • Participants will take part in a series of master workshops where they will develop their own coaching skills through peer-teaching scenarios. A range of teaching methodologies will be explored: direct teaching / guided discovery etc. Internationally recognized concepts like Games Sense, Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Sport Education will also be addressed.

    The course is funded by Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Comhairle na Mumhan