Munster MHC First Round – Clare 6-24 Kerry 1-8

Clare defeated Kerry by 6-24 to 1-8 in the Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship First Round on Wednesday at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

CLARE HAMMERS KERRY WITH SECOND HALF SCORING BLITZ

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – First Round Clare 6-24 Kerry 1-8

By Murt Murphy for kerrygaa.ie

Plucky Kerry put up a brave show before succumbing in the second half of this Munster Minor Hurling Championship opener, to last years All-Ireland beaten finalists Clare at the Austin Stack Park Tralee this evening. It turned out to be a rout in the second half, as Clare stamped their superiority on proceedings and Kerry were simply blown away. It was disappointing from a Kerry viewpoint, as they put up a brave first half performance but they were always in trouble in the fullback line, as Clare possessed a very dangerous trio, who scored 4-8 between them.

However, before one rushes to judgement on these young Kerry hurlers, who hurled with vigour right to the end, it must be remembered that this Clare side is fancied by many shrewd observers, to be live All-Ireland contenders in September. Last year they were unlucky to lose the final late on to Kilkenny and they had eight players on duty from that squad tonight, including six starters while another three or four played in the Ard Scoil Ris Harty Cup winning side that just lost out to St Kieran’s from Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Colleges final. So this is a real strong Clare side, and while the margin of victory is disappointing, Kerry will never learn anything until they play teams that are better than them. Players like Daniel Collins, Tommy Barrett, Pat Joe Connolly, Muiris Delaney, Shane Dunne and Padraig Boyle should keep their heads up, as they will enjoy better days in the Green and Gold!

Clare was on top in every department with last years midfield pairing Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin imperious in the middle, while Aaron Cunningham tormented the Kerry defence with a six point haul. Tony Kelly chipped in with three points and it came in the 23rd minute, after Kerry keeper Kieran Fitzgibbon prevented a point by batting the ball clear, but dapper Ard Scoil Ris full forward Oisin Hickey blasted the loose ball to the net. Kerry thanks to a Padraig Boyle 13th minute goal actually led 1-2 to 0-4 but Clare pulled clear to lead 1-12 to 1-5 at the interval.

The game was three minutes into the second half when Clare scored two goals and point, with full forward Oisin Hickey completing his hat-trick. It was all one way traffic as the Banner lads shredded the Kerry defence with Aaron Cunningham firing over a succession of superb points from touch line until, he was withdrawn. Clare were in a different league to Kerry, whose challenge faded dramatically as goals from Shane O’Donnell and two from Alan Mulready saw the visitors cruise to a thirty one point victory. Clare advance to the semi finals, while Kerry faces the might of Cork on Saturday evening next at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Scorers

Clare

O Hickey 3-1, A Mulready 2-2, A Cunningham 0-6, C O’Connor 0-6 ( 0-4 frees), S O’Donnell 1-1, C Galvin and T Kelly 0-3 each, G O’Connell and J Colleran 0-1 each

Kerry

P Boyle 1-1, P J Connolly 0-3, M Delaney 0-2 (0-1 free), S Dunne 0-2 (0-1 free)

Clare – E Quilligan, J Browne, N O’Connor, S Morey, M Moroney, J Shanahan, G O’Connell, C Galvin, T Kelly, A Mulready, C O’Connell, F Melody, S O’Donnell, O Hickey, A Cunningham,

Subs: P Duggan for F Melody (h/t), J Colleran for M Moroney (48), S McGrath for A Cunningham (50), D Moloney for S Morey (50), D Barry for G O’Connell (56)

Kerry – K Fitzgibbon, T Moore, D Fitzell, M O’Halloran, D Collins, T Barrett, K O’Sullivan, E O’Connor, M Delaney, R Heffernan, P J Connolly, L Fitzell, D Goulding, P Boyle, S Dunne

Subs: T B McElligott for M O’Halloran (43), P McGrath for D Goulding (46), And D Leahy For: L Fitzell (50)

Referee: J O’Brien (Tipperary)

Team News

Clare MH team to play Kerry

Seadna Morey at Corner Back, Jamie Shanahan (who lined out at left half forward last year and now at Centre Back this year) Colm Galvin and Tony Kelly ( who will Caption the Team ) are the Mid Field Pairing again this year, are the only Players that remain from the Clare Minor Hurling Team that started in Last years All Ireland Minor Hurling Final against Kilkenny. Clare begin their First defence of their Munster Title , which they won in Thurles when they defeated Waterford in the Munster Final last July

1. Eibhear Quilligan E.O.Cuileagain Feakle

2. Jack Browne S.O.deBrun Ballyea

3. Niall O Connor N.O.Conchuir Newmarket

4. Seadna Morey S.O.Mora Sixmilebridge

5. Martin Moroney M.O.Maoiruanaidh Parteen

6. Jamie Shanahan S.O.Seanchain Sixmilebridge

7. Gearoid O Connell G.O.Conaill Ballyea

8. Colm Galvin C.O.Geailbhean Clonlara

9. Tony Kelly © A.O.Ceillaigh Ballyea

10. Alan Mulready A.O.Maoilbhride Sixmilebridge

11. Cathal O Connell C.O.Conaill Clonlara

12. Frank Melody F.O.Maoileidigh Newmarket

13. Shane O Donnell S.O.Donaill Eire Og Ennis.

14. Oisin Hickey O.hIci Meelick

15. Aaron Cunningham A.MacCuinneagain Wolfe Tones na Sionna.

16. Keith Hogan K.O hOgain Clooney/Quin

17. Jarleth Colleran J.O.Cailarainn St Josephs Doora/Barefield

18. Peter Duggan P.O.Duigain Clooney/Quin

19. Shane McGrath S.MacGrath Feakle

20. Dave Barry D.deBarra Clooney/Quin

21. Brian Carey B.O.Ciara Sixmilebridge

22. Damien Moloney D.O.Maolomhnaigh Meelick

23. Eoin Enright E. MacIonnrachtaigh Kilmaley

24. Oisin O Brien O.O.Brien Clonlara

 

The Kerry Minor Hurling team V Clare in Austin Stack Park on Wednesday 27th April at 7.15pm is as follows:

1. Kieran Fitzgibbon (Kenmare) Captain

2. Tadhg Moore (Dr. Crokes)

3. Dougie Fitzell (Kilmoyley)

4. Mikey O’Halloran (Ballyheigue)

5. Daniel Collins (Kilmoyley)

6. Tommy Barrett (Causeway)

7. Kevin O’Sullivan (Kenmare)

8. Eric O’Connor (Ballyduff)

9. Muiris Delaney (Causeway)

10. Ricky Heffernan (Lixnaw)

11. Pa Joe Connolly (Ballyduff)

12. Luke Fitzell (Kilmoyley)

13. David Goulding (Ballyduff)

14. Padráig Boyle (Ballyduff)

15. Shane Dunne (Ballyheigue)

16. Gearóid Sheehan (St. Brendan’s)

17. Paul McGrath (Causeway)

18. Darren Leahy (Causeway)

19. Tom B. McElligott (Crotta O’Neills)

20. Damien Lynch (Ballyduff)

21. Jason Wallace (Lixnaw)

22. Vincent Savage (Kilmoyley)

23. John Godley (Kilmoyley)

24. Tony Cunningham (Abbeydorney)

25. Keith Carmody (Causeway)

26. Cian Hussey (St. Brendan’s)

27. Seán Nolan (Kilmoyley)

Manager: Ger McCarthy (Causeway);

Coach / Trainer: Joseph Walsh (Kilmoyley)

Selectors: Andy O’Sullivan (Kenmare), Joe Walsh (Kilmoyley) & John Paul Leahy (Ballyduff)

Next Round – the winners play the winners of the Semi-Final 2nd playoff in the Munster Semi-Final on Friday June 24th.

The losers play the losers of Cork and Limerick in the Semi-Final 1st playoff on Wednesday May 4th.

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Clare Kerry
2011 Team Management Gerry O’Connor (Eire Og Ennis – Joint Manager), Donal Moloney (Scariff – Joint Manager); Eamon Fennesey (Sixmilebridge – Selector);  Jimmy Browne (Clonlara – Selector)  Paul Kinnerk (Monaleen – Selector); Diarmuid Horgan  (Physio) Ger McCarthy (Causeway – Manager); Joe Walsh (Kilmoyley – Coach / Trainer); Andy O’Sullivan (Kenmare),  Joe Walsh (Kilmoyley),
John Paul Leahy (Ballyduff), Maura Griffin (Physio),
Ger Maunsell (Team Attendant)
2011 Team Captain Tony Kelly
(Ballyea)
Kieran Fitzgibbon
(Kenmare)
2010 Championship Performance Lost to Waterford in the first round before victories over Kerry, Tipperary and Limerick saw a rematch against Waterford in the Final. Clare won by 1-16 to 1-11 to captured the Munster title. Lost to Limerick in the first round before losing to Clare in the Semi-Final 1st playoff.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 3 0
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2010 N/A
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 30
Won – 13
Lost – 16
Drawn – 1
Played – 11
Won – 0
Lost – 11
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship May 1st 2010 at Cusack Park Ennis – Clare 1-21 Kerry 2-7 – Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36), Cork (32), Limerick (5), Waterford (4), Clare (3)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Munster Minor Hurling Finals

1928    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 3-4                      Waterford 3-2

1929    @ Waterford               Waterford 7-5              Tipperary 1-2

1930    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 0-3

1931    @ Clonmel                  Tipperary 6-5              Waterford 6-2

1932    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 7-8              Clare 3-0

1933    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-1              Cork 2-2

1934    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-6              Waterford 0-6

1935    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 2-1

1936    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 6-5                      Tipperary 1-4

1937    @ Cork                       Cork 8-4                      Limerick 3-2

1938    @ Cork                       Cork 9-3                      Kerry 0-0

1939    @ Thurles                   Cork 8-3          `           Clare 0-2

1940    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-3                Clare 0-4

1941    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-6                      Tipperary 3-3

1942    Championship Abandoned

1943    No Championship

1944    No Championship

1945    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 8-10                        Clare 0-2

1946    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-6              Cork 4-2

1947    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-7              Waterford 1-2

1948    @ Thurles                   Waterford 3-6              Tipperary 0-2

1949    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-6              Clare 5-5

1950    @ Killarney                 Tipperary 12-3                        Clare 2-0

1951    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-11                    Limerick 1-3

1952    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 10-7                        Clare 1-2

1953    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-11                        Limerick 3-3

1954    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-5              Limerick 2-3

1955    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 8-11                        Waterford 2-5

1956    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 10-10          Waterford 4-4

1957    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 3-8              Limerick 1-4

1958    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-9                Waterford 2-5

1959    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-8              Limerick 1-4

1960    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 6-7              Galway 4-3

1961    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 7-11                        Cork 1-6

1962    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 4-11                        Cork 4-1

1963    @ Limerick                 Limerick 4-12              Tipperary 5-4

1964    @ Limerick                 Cork 2-14                    Tipperary 2-9

1965    @ Limerick                 Limerick 5-5                Tipperary 3-9

1966    @ Limerick                 Cork 6-7                      Galway 2-5

1967    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-10                    Limerick 0-3

1968    @ Limerick                 Cork 7-8                      Waterford 4-2

1969    @ Limerick                 Cork 1-12                    Tipperary 2-4

1970    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-8                      Tipperary 4-4

1971    @ Killarney                 Cork 6-13                    Clare 3-5

1972    @ Thurles                   Cork 4-11                    Limerick 0-3

1973    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-12                        Limerick 5-4

1974    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-7                      Tipperary 2-10

@ Dungarvan             Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 2-7

1975    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-16                    Tipperary 1-7

1976    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-10                        Limerick 5-6

1977    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-8                      Limerick 2-7

1978    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-14                    Tipperary 3-6

1979    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-17                    Limerick 4-4

1980    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-17                        Limerick 1-4

1981    @ Thurles                   Clare 3-13                   Tipperary 3-11

1982    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-10                        Limerick 1-7

1983    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-15                        Limerick 2-8

1984    @ Thurles                   Limerick 3-6                Tipperary 2-7

1985    @ Cork                       Cork 1-13                    Tipperary 1-8

1986    @ Killarney                 Cork 3-10                    Tipperary 2-13

@ Kilmallock               Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 1-11

1987    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-11                        Cork 2-9

1988    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-7                      Tipperary 1-2

1989    @ Cork                       Clare 2-13                   Limerick 2-11

1990    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-9                      Clare 0-9

1991    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-13                        Limerick 1-5

1992    @ Cork                       Waterford 4-7              Tipperary 3-10

@ Cork                       Waterford 2-10            Tipperary 0-14

1993    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 1-12                        Cork 1-9

1994    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-15                    Waterford 0-9

1995    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Waterford 0-10

1996    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 2-18                        Waterford 1-11

1997    @ Cork                       Tipperary 2-13                        Clare 1-13

1998    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Clare 0-8

1999    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-13                        Clare 2-7

2000    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-19                    Limerick 1-10

2001    @ Cork                       Tipperary 1-13                        Cork 1-6

2002    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-7              Cork 2-7

2003    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-12                        Cork 0-16

2004    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-13                    Tipperary 3-8

2005    @ Cork                       Cork 2-18                    Limerick 1-12

2006    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-20                    Tipperary 1-15

2007    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 0-18                        Cork 1-11

2008    @ Limerick                 Cork 0-19                    Tipperary 0-18

2009    @ Thurles                   Waterford 0-18            Tipperary 1-13
2010    @ Thurles                   Clare 1-16                   Waterford 1-11

Odds and Ends

The last 3 counties to win the Munster Minor Hurling Championship all lost their first round matches. 2010 champions Clare lost to Waterford by 1-21 to 0-16 before qualifying via the Losers Group and defeated Waterford by 1-16 to 0-11 in the Munster Final. 2009 champions Waterford lost to Clare in the first round by 1-12 to 0-14 before getting back on track with wins over Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to win the final. Cork lost in the 2008 first round to Clare by 2-17 to 2-16 before securing victories over Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-16 to 1-11 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium Thurles. David O’Halloran’s 38th minute goal proved the decisive score helping Clare to victory.

The winning Clare team and scorers were as follows – Ronan Taaffe; Haulie Vaughan, Paul Flanagan (Captain), Seadna Morey; Enda Boyce, Kevin Lynch, Stephan O’Halloran (0-1); Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly (0-2); Cathal Malone, Paudge Collins, Jamie Shanahan (0-1); David O’Halloran (1-3, 0-1 free), Niall Arthur (0-6, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65), Daire Keane (0-3). Subs: Alan Mulready for Malone (48), Cathal O’Connell for Collins (59)

Kerry’s Minor Hurling captain is Kieran Fitzgibbon from the 2010 Kerry County Minor Hurling champions Kenmare. Aided by players from the Dr Crokes and Kilgarvan clubs, Kenmare’s victory means the Sean Lovett Memorial Cup resides in the South of the county for the first time since 1988.

Limerick’s victory over Kerry in the first round of the 2010 Munster Minor Hurling Championship snapped a 7 game losing streak in the competition dating back to 2006.

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 5 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 3 years.

Cork have the best record in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship since 2000, winning 23 and drawing 3 of their 34 matches played, one victory better than Tipperary’s record.

Kerry’s last victory in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship came against Waterford in 1938, a 3-3 to 2-1 success in the semi-final. Cork defeated Kerry in the final.

Munster MHC First Round – Limerick 2-14 Cork 0-12

Limerick defeated Cork by 2-14 to 0-12 in the Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship First Round on Wednesday at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Dowling lights up Limerick

Limerick 2-14 Cork 0-12

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, April 28, 2011

ON an evening when news of the shock retirement of Andrew O’Shaughnessy made its way around the well-populated stand in the Gaelic Grounds at this Munster minor hurling quarter-final, could it be that Limerick hurling has already found a suitable replacement – perhaps even two or three? This was a very impressive win by a very impressive Limerick outfit, but no one was more influential than powerful centre-forward Shane Dowling. When he went off after just nine minutes, having aggravated a shoulder injury picked, he had already notched all three Limerick points, putting them 0-3 to 0-1 ahead.

In the second-half, however, with the popped shoulder back in place, Shane was back, and added a further four points. He has size, power, but he also has hurling, great skills, and an eye for a score. He wasn’t on his own, however, not by a long way. In his absence wing-forward David Reidy from the Dromin-Athlacca club stepped up to collect the slack, took over the free-taking duties with aplomb, finished the game with four points. And there was more. Probably the guy who looked most like Shaughs (as he was universally known in Limerick) was corner-forward Jack Aherne; a bundle of energy, great balance, beautiful striker off either side, expert on sidelines, Jack too has an eye for the finish, ended the first-half with 1-2 from play, helped enormously to set Limerick on their way. In those three alone, up front, Limerick had three dangerous forwards.

The same could not be said of Cork, but alas, on this night at least, their attack was found seriously wanting. Three points from play was all they managed, 12 points in total, on a lovely evening for hurling and with a plentiful supply of possession. Now they’re condemned to the back-door route. Even in Dowling’s enforced absence Limerick continued to dominate the first half, built on that early superiority to lead at the break by a goal, 1-7 to 0-7. That goal, however, was of the fortunate variety, a long sideline cut from the left side that hopped in the square, where a little confusion between corner-back Killian Burke and keeper Gary Minihane allowed the ball cross the line. Most of Cork’s points were from placed balls, free-taker Robert O’Shea with four, corner-forward Kevin O’Keeffe with one from close range, wing-forward Cormac Murphy and wing-back Cormac Walsh getting the only points from play. The towering Murphy was an outstanding ball-winner, though his distribution left him down somewhat.

Into the second-half, and with Dowling now restored to the centre-forward slot, Limerick were purring. A succession of points — Dowling (4), Reidy and wing-forward Mike Fitzgibbon one each – had them five points ahead in the 54th minute (1-13 to 0-11, O’Shea with three Cork frees, and a point by corner-forward Alan Cadogan), when giant full-forward Brendan O’Connor pounced on a breaking ball, notched Limerick’s second goal. Game over, sub Pa O’Callaghan’s late free mere consolation for Cork.

Scorers for Limerick: S Dowling 0-7 (0-4f); J Aherne 1-2; D Reidy 0-4 (0-2f); B O’Connor 1-0; M Fitzgerald 0-1.

Scorers for Cork: R O’Shea 0-7 (all frees); A Cadogan, C Murphy, C Walsh, K O’Keeffe (f), P O’Callaghan (f), 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: PJ Hall; S Irwin, B O’Connell, B Murphy; L Ryan, C Keogh, B Lynch; D Morrissey, D Dee; D Reidy, S Dowling, B O’Connor; K O’Brien, M Fitzgibbon, J Aherne.

Subs: E O’Farrell for Dowling (inj. 9); Dowling for O’Farrell (30); J Mullins for O’Brien (51); J Lenihan for Fitzgibbon (56); C O’Riordan for Dee (inj. 60).

CORK: G Minihane; K Burke, C Spillane, A Dennehy; C Walsh, D Sweetman, K McIntyre; R O’Shea, C Buckley; S O’Keeffe, D Cahill, C Murphy; A Cadogan, J Fitzgerald, K O’Keeffe.

Subs: P O’Callaghan for O’Keeffe (38); C McSweeney for Buckley (40); C Cullinane for Fitzgerald (49); P White for O’Shea (53).

Referee: D Fox (Clare)

For the Record

Cork Limerick
2011 Team Management John Considine (Sarsfields – Coach); Ronan Dwane (Aghada);
John O’Callaghan (Donoughmore);
Seán McGrath (Glen Rovers); Jim O’Sullivan (Castlemagner)
Shane Fitzgibbon (Manager), Ger Cunningham,
Mike Galligan,
Frankie Carroll,
George Lee 

 

2011 Team Captain Colm Spillane
(Castlelyons)
Stephen O Riordan
2010 Championship Performance Cork defeated Tipperary after extra time in the first round before losing out to Waterford in the semi-final (after a replay) by 2-17 to 1-13. Limerick defeated Kerry by 3 points in the first round at Kilmallock before losing to the eventual winners Clare by 1-17 to 2-12 in the semi-final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 32 5
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2008 1984
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 34
Won – 23
Lost – 8
Drawn – 3
Played – 23
Won – 7
Lost – 14
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship May 7th 2008 at Pairc Uí Chaoimh – Cork 0-23 Limerick 1-11. Paul Haughney and Simon O’Brien scored 6 points each to help Cork to erase a 2 point interval deficit to win by 9 points in a Semi-Final playoff match.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36), Cork (32), Limerick (5), Waterford (4), Clare (3)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.


All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Munster Minor Hurling Finals

1928    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 3-4                      Waterford 3-2

1929    @ Waterford               Waterford 7-5              Tipperary 1-2

1930    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 0-3

1931    @ Clonmel                  Tipperary 6-5              Waterford 6-2

1932    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 7-8              Clare 3-0

1933    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-1              Cork 2-2

1934    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-6              Waterford 0-6

1935    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 2-1

1936    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 6-5                      Tipperary 1-4

1937    @ Cork                       Cork 8-4                      Limerick 3-2

1938    @ Cork                       Cork 9-3                      Kerry 0-0

1939    @ Thurles                   Cork 8-3          `           Clare 0-2

1940    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-3                Clare 0-4

1941    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-6                      Tipperary 3-3

1942    Championship Abandoned

1943    No Championship

1944    No Championship

1945    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 8-10                        Clare 0-2

1946    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-6              Cork 4-2

1947    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-7              Waterford 1-2

1948    @ Thurles                   Waterford 3-6              Tipperary 0-2

1949    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-6              Clare 5-5

1950    @ Killarney                 Tipperary 12-3                        Clare 2-0

1951    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-11                    Limerick 1-3

1952    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 10-7                        Clare 1-2

1953    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-11                        Limerick 3-3

1954    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-5              Limerick 2-3

1955    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 8-11                        Waterford 2-5

1956    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 10-10          Waterford 4-4

1957    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 3-8              Limerick 1-4

1958    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-9                Waterford 2-5

1959    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-8              Limerick 1-4

1960    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 6-7              Galway 4-3

1961    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 7-11                        Cork 1-6

1962    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 4-11                        Cork 4-1

1963    @ Limerick                 Limerick 4-12              Tipperary 5-4

1964    @ Limerick                 Cork 2-14                    Tipperary 2-9

1965    @ Limerick                 Limerick 5-5                Tipperary 3-9

1966    @ Limerick                 Cork 6-7                      Galway 2-5

1967    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-10                    Limerick 0-3

1968    @ Limerick                 Cork 7-8                      Waterford 4-2

1969    @ Limerick                 Cork 1-12                    Tipperary 2-4

1970    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-8                      Tipperary 4-4

1971    @ Killarney                 Cork 6-13                    Clare 3-5

1972    @ Thurles                   Cork 4-11                    Limerick 0-3

1973    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-12                        Limerick 5-4

1974    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-7                      Tipperary 2-10

@ Dungarvan             Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 2-7

1975    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-16                    Tipperary 1-7

1976    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-10                        Limerick 5-6

1977    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-8                      Limerick 2-7

1978    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-14                    Tipperary 3-6

1979    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-17                    Limerick 4-4

1980    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-17                        Limerick 1-4

1981    @ Thurles                   Clare 3-13                   Tipperary 3-11

1982    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-10                        Limerick 1-7

1983    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-15                        Limerick 2-8

1984    @ Thurles                   Limerick 3-6                Tipperary 2-7

1985    @ Cork                       Cork 1-13                    Tipperary 1-8

1986    @ Killarney                 Cork 3-10                    Tipperary 2-13

@ Kilmallock               Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 1-11

1987    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-11                        Cork 2-9

1988    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-7                      Tipperary 1-2

1989    @ Cork                       Clare 2-13                   Limerick 2-11

1990    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-9                      Clare 0-9

1991    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-13                        Limerick 1-5

1992    @ Cork                       Waterford 4-7              Tipperary 3-10

@ Cork                       Waterford 2-10            Tipperary 0-14

1993    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 1-12                        Cork 1-9

1994    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-15                    Waterford 0-9

1995    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Waterford 0-10

1996    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 2-18                        Waterford 1-11

1997    @ Cork                       Tipperary 2-13                        Clare 1-13

1998    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Clare 0-8

1999    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-13                        Clare 2-7

2000    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-19                    Limerick 1-10

2001    @ Cork                       Tipperary 1-13                        Cork 1-6

2002    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-7              Cork 2-7

2003    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-12                        Cork 0-16

2004    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-13                    Tipperary 3-8

2005    @ Cork                       Cork 2-18                    Limerick 1-12

2006    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-20                    Tipperary 1-15

2007    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 0-18                        Cork 1-11

2008    @ Limerick                 Cork 0-19                    Tipperary 0-18

2009    @ Thurles                   Waterford 0-18            Tipperary 1-13
2010    @ Thurles                   Clare 1-16                   Waterford 1-11

Odds and Ends

The last 3 counties to win the Munster Minor Hurling Championship all lost their first round matches. 2010 champions Clare lost to Waterford by 1-21 to 0-16 before qualifying via the Losers Group and defeated Waterford by 1-16 to 0-11 in the Munster Final. 2009 champions Waterford lost to Clare in the first round by 1-12 to 0-14 before getting back on track with wins over Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to win the final. Cork lost in the 2008 first round to Clare by 2-17 to 2-16 before securing victories over Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-16 to 1-11 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium Thurles. David O’Halloran’s 38th minute goal proved the decisive score helping Clare to victory.

The winning Clare team and scorers were as follows – Ronan Taaffe; Haulie Vaughan, Paul Flanagan (Captain), Seadna Morey; Enda Boyce, Kevin Lynch, Stephan O’Halloran (0-1); Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly (0-2); Cathal Malone, Paudge Collins, Jamie Shanahan (0-1); David O’Halloran (1-3, 0-1 free), Niall Arthur (0-6, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65), Daire Keane (0-3). Subs: Alan Mulready for Malone (48), Cathal O’Connell for Collins (59)

Kerry’s Minor Hurling captain is Kieran Fitzgibbon from the 2010 Kerry County Minor Hurling champions Kenmare. Aided by players from the Dr Crokes and Kilgarvan clubs, Kenmare’s victory means the Sean Lovett Memorial Cup resides in the South of the county for the first time since 1988.

Limerick’s victory over Kerry in the first round of the 2010 Munster Minor Hurling Championship snapped a 7 game losing streak in the competition dating back to 2006.

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 5 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 3 years.

Cork have the best record in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship since 2000, winning 23 and drawing 3 of their 34 matches played, one victory better than Tipperary’s record.

Kerry’s last victory in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship came against Waterford in 1938, a 3-3 to 2-1 success in the semi-final. Cork defeated Kerry in the final.

Munster MHC First Round – Waterford 2-16 Tipperary 1-13

Waterford defeated Tipperary by 2-16 to 1-13 in the Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship First Round on Wednesday at Walsh Park Waterford.

Harney goal seals the honours for Waterford

Waterford 2-16 Tipperary 1-13

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, April 28, 2011

AN injury-time goal by substitute Michéal Harney put the seal on Waterford’s win over Tipperary in a frantic finish to last night’s Munster MHC quarter-final in Walsh Park. In splendid conditions, the Déise youngsters were merited victors but they had to withstand a ferocious late rally from a Tipperary team that trailed at one point in the second half by nine points. Waterford’s performance levels dropped considerably in the second half and their anxiety grew as Tipperary chipped away at their advantage. Tipperary’s brilliant free-taker Liam McGrath landed his eighth point of the match in the 55th minute to trim the gap to a single point. But they could not draw level and Waterford kept their heads admirably to close out the game.

Their outstanding centre-forward Jake Dillon held his nerve under pressure to convert two frees that stretched Waterford’s lead to three points. They were forced to survive a barrage of Tipperary pressure before breaking up the field in injury-time when corner-forward Stephen Bennett combined to set up Harney who lashed his shot to the net. It was fitting that Dillon was central to Waterford’s late rally as the De La Salle player provided great leadership throughout. In his third year in the inter-county minor ranks, Dillon justified his growing reputation with a superb 0-10 haul. The majority of his scores were sourced from placed balls but he drew plenty of those fouls from the Tipperary defence with his surging runs forward. Dillon’s clubmate Adam O’Sullivan at wing-forward and corner-forward Cein Chester were others to make a vital input to the Waterford attacking cause.

The defeat has significant repercussions for Tipperary’s ambitions as they must now prepare for a play-off against Cork or Kerry on Saturday week to salvage their season. Ultimately, their poor shooting in front of goal proved extremely costly as they racked up 17 wides. Ten of those misses arrived in the first half during a period where Tipperary enjoyed territorial dominance. In the second half they were grateful to the quality marksmanship of McGrath from placed balls and the major impact that captain Jason Forde made when shifted to midfield. That helped ignite Tipperary’s comeback but they had left themselves with too much of a deficit to bridge. In an eight-minute period either side of the interval, Tipperary were outscored by 1-6 to 0-1 and that was a critical phase in shaping the eventual outcome.

Tipperary midfielder Eoin Fennelly and wing-forward Stephen Maher became more prominent influences while full-back John Meagher was a colossal presence at the back. By the 16th minute they had pulled level through a McGrath free but Waterford hit back to forge a 0-8 to 0-5 advantage. Tipp kept things tight on the scoreboard courtesy of points by McGrath and Cathal Horan yet Waterford pounced for a vital goal before the break. Midfielder Shane Roche launched a long ball forward that slipped from the grasp of Tipperary netminder James Maher and fell perfectly for Cein Chester, who bundled his shot to the empty net.

Waterford’s position of supremacy was 1-9 to 0-7 at the break and they built on that early in the second half to power 1-14 to 0-8 ahead. Tipperary faced a daunting challenge at that stage but they made an excellent attempt to get back into contention. They shut up shop at the back where Meagher was outstanding and prevented Waterford from scoring for 20 minutes during the second half. Forde kick-started their revival when he smashed a 20-yard free to the net in the 43rd minute and Tipperary maintained that initiative to only trail by a point during the finale. But Waterford overcame their second-half lethargy to generate a fine finish that saw them claim the honours.

Scorers for Waterford: J Dillon 0-10 (0-8f, 0-1 ‘65); C Chester 1-2; M Harney 1-0; A O’Sullivan 0-3; S Roche 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: L McGrath 0-8 (0-7f); J Forde 1-1 (1-0f); D McCormack 0-2; C Horan, S Maher 0-1 each.

WATERFORD: P Cooke; J Barron, D Ahern, C Walsh; S O’Neill, D Foley, J Power; R Barry, S Roche; D Flynn, J Dillon, A O’Sullivan; S Bennett, C Kervick, C Chester.

Subs: S McNulty for Roche (48), M Harney for Kervick (52),C Heffernan for O’Sullivan (58).

TIPPERARY: J Maher; J Bourke, J Meagher, J Peters; C Barrett, J Forde, T Hamill; C Hammersley, E Fennelly; S Maher, P Ralph, T Kirwan; L McGrath, D McCormack, C Horan.

Subs: B Heffernan for Ralph (39), B Maher for Hammersley (41), P Ryan for Horan (53).

Referee: Derek Mackessy (Limerick)

Team News

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Waterford in the Munster championship quarter final on Wednesday next, April 27 at Walsh Park, Waterford at 7.15pm has been named:

1. James Maher (Clonoulty Rossmore)

2. James Bourke (Moycarkey Borris)

3. John Meagher (Loughmore Castleiney)

4. Jack Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

5. Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill)

6. Jason Forde (Silvermines) Captain

7. Thomas Hamill (JK Brackens)

8. Conor Hammersley (Clonoulty Rossmore)

9. Eoin Fennelly (Mullinahone)

10. Pat Ralph (Moycarkey Borris)

11. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

12. Tom Kirwan (Ballybacon Grange)

13. Cathal Horan (Mullinahone)

14. Sean Maher (Clonoulty Rossmore)

15. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)

Waterford Minor Team to play Tipperary in the Munster Minor Championship on Wednesday 27th in Walsh Park at 7.15pm

1. Paddy Cooke Ballygunner

2. Jamie Barron Fourmilewater

3. Damien Ahern Ferrybank

4. Colin Walsh St. Olivers

5. Stephen O’Neill Mount Sion

6. Darren Foley Clashmore

7. Jim Power Butlerstown

8. Ray Barry St. Carthage’s

9. Shane Roche Cois Brid

10. Darragh Flynn Erin’s Own

11. Jake Dillon De La Salle

12. Adam O’Sullivan De La Salle

13. Stephen Bennett St. Carthage’s

14. Chris Kervick Ballygunner (CAPTAIN)

15. Cein Chester Roanmore

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Tipperary Waterford
2011 Team Management Raymie Ryan (Manager – Cashel King Cormacs),
Ray Ralph (Moycarkey-Borris), Liam Flannery
(Nenagh Eire Og),
Jim Dunne (Moyle Rovers)
2011 Team Captain Jason Forde
(Silvermines)
Chris Kervick
(Ballygunner)
2010 Championship Performance Lost to Cork after extra time in the first round before losing to Clare by 0-17 to 1-13 in the Semi-Final playoff at Cusack Park Ennis. Defeated Clare and Cork (after a replay) to qualify for the Munster Final. Lost to Clare by 1-16 to 1-11 in the Munster Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 36 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2007 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 22
Lost – 8
Drawn – 3
Played – 26
Won – 8
Lost – 15
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship July 12th 2009 at Semple Stadium Thurles – Waterford 0-18 Tipperary 1-13. Martin O’Neill scored 10 points to help Waterford to their first Munster title in 17 years.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36), Cork (32), Limerick (5), Waterford (4), Clare (3)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Munster Minor Hurling Finals

1928    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 3-4                      Waterford 3-2

1929    @ Waterford               Waterford 7-5              Tipperary 1-2

1930    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 0-3

1931    @ Clonmel                  Tipperary 6-5              Waterford 6-2

1932    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 7-8              Clare 3-0

1933    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-1              Cork 2-2

1934    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-6              Waterford 0-6

1935    @ Cork                       Tipperary 4-3              Cork 2-1

1936    @ Mitchelstown          Cork 6-5                      Tipperary 1-4

1937    @ Cork                       Cork 8-4                      Limerick 3-2

1938    @ Cork                       Cork 9-3                      Kerry 0-0

1939    @ Thurles                   Cork 8-3          `           Clare 0-2

1940    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-3                Clare 0-4

1941    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-6                      Tipperary 3-3

1942    Championship Abandoned

1943    No Championship

1944    No Championship

1945    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 8-10                        Clare 0-2

1946    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-6              Cork 4-2

1947    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-7              Waterford 1-2

1948    @ Thurles                   Waterford 3-6              Tipperary 0-2

1949    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-6              Clare 5-5

1950    @ Killarney                 Tipperary 12-3                        Clare 2-0

1951    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-11                    Limerick 1-3

1952    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 10-7                        Clare 1-2

1953    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-11                        Limerick 3-3

1954    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-5              Limerick 2-3

1955    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 8-11                        Waterford 2-5

1956    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 10-10          Waterford 4-4

1957    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 3-8              Limerick 1-4

1958    @ Thurles                   Limerick 8-9                Waterford 2-5

1959    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-8              Limerick 1-4

1960    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 6-7              Galway 4-3

1961    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 7-11                        Cork 1-6

1962    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 4-11                        Cork 4-1

1963    @ Limerick                 Limerick 4-12              Tipperary 5-4

1964    @ Limerick                 Cork 2-14                    Tipperary 2-9

1965    @ Limerick                 Limerick 5-5                Tipperary 3-9

1966    @ Limerick                 Cork 6-7                      Galway 2-5

1967    @ Limerick                 Cork 4-10                    Limerick 0-3

1968    @ Limerick                 Cork 7-8                      Waterford 4-2

1969    @ Limerick                 Cork 1-12                    Tipperary 2-4

1970    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-8                      Tipperary 4-4

1971    @ Killarney                 Cork 6-13                    Clare 3-5

1972    @ Thurles                   Cork 4-11                    Limerick 0-3

1973    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 5-12                        Limerick 5-4

1974    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-7                      Tipperary 2-10

@ Dungarvan             Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 2-7

1975    @ Limerick                 Cork 3-16                    Tipperary 1-7

1976    @ Cork                       Tipperary 5-10                        Limerick 5-6

1977    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-8                      Limerick 2-7

1978    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-14                    Tipperary 3-6

1979    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-17                    Limerick 4-4

1980    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-17                        Limerick 1-4

1981    @ Thurles                   Clare 3-13                   Tipperary 3-11

1982    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-10                        Limerick 1-7

1983    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 3-15                        Limerick 2-8

1984    @ Thurles                   Limerick 3-6                Tipperary 2-7

1985    @ Cork                       Cork 1-13                    Tipperary 1-8

1986    @ Killarney                 Cork 3-10                    Tipperary 2-13

@ Kilmallock               Cork 2-11                    Tipperary 1-11

1987    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-11                        Cork 2-9

1988    @ Limerick                 Cork 5-7                      Tipperary 1-2

1989    @ Cork                       Clare 2-13                   Limerick 2-11

1990    @ Thurles                   Cork 1-9                      Clare 0-9

1991    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-13                        Limerick 1-5

1992    @ Cork                       Waterford 4-7              Tipperary 3-10

@ Cork                       Waterford 2-10            Tipperary 0-14

1993    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 1-12                        Cork 1-9

1994    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-15                    Waterford 0-9

1995    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Waterford 0-10

1996    @ Limerick                 Tipperary 2-18                        Waterford 1-11

1997    @ Cork                       Tipperary 2-13                        Clare 1-13

1998    @ Thurles                   Cork 3-18                    Clare 0-8

1999    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 1-13                        Clare 2-7

2000    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-19                    Limerick 1-10

2001    @ Cork                       Tipperary 1-13                        Cork 1-6

2002    @ Cork                       Tipperary 3-7              Cork 2-7

2003    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 2-12                        Cork 0-16

2004    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-13                    Tipperary 3-8

2005    @ Cork                       Cork 2-18                    Limerick 1-12

2006    @ Thurles                   Cork 2-20                    Tipperary 1-15

2007    @ Thurles                   Tipperary 0-18                        Cork 1-11

2008    @ Limerick                 Cork 0-19                    Tipperary 0-18

2009    @ Thurles                   Waterford 0-18            Tipperary 1-13
2010    @ Thurles                   Clare 1-16                   Waterford 1-11

Odds and Ends

The last 3 counties to win the Munster Minor Hurling Championship all lost their first round matches. 2010 champions Clare lost to Waterford by 1-21 to 0-16 before qualifying via the Losers Group and defeated Waterford by 1-16 to 0-11 in the Munster Final. 2009 champions Waterford lost to Clare in the first round by 1-12 to 0-14 before getting back on track with wins over Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to win the final. Cork lost in the 2008 first round to Clare by 2-17 to 2-16 before securing victories over Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-16 to 1-11 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium Thurles. David O’Halloran’s 38th minute goal proved the decisive score helping Clare to victory.

The winning Clare team and scorers were as follows – Ronan Taaffe; Haulie Vaughan, Paul Flanagan (Captain), Seadna Morey; Enda Boyce, Kevin Lynch, Stephan O’Halloran (0-1); Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly (0-2); Cathal Malone, Paudge Collins, Jamie Shanahan (0-1); David O’Halloran (1-3, 0-1 free), Niall Arthur (0-6, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65), Daire Keane (0-3). Subs: Alan Mulready for Malone (48), Cathal O’Connell for Collins (59)

Kerry’s Minor Hurling captain is Kieran Fitzgibbon from the 2010 Kerry County Minor Hurling champions Kenmare. Aided by players from the Dr Crokes and Kilgarvan clubs, Kenmare’s victory means the Sean Lovett Memorial Cup resides in the South of the county for the first time since 1988.

Limerick’s victory over Kerry in the first round of the 2010 Munster Minor Hurling Championship snapped a 7 game losing streak in the competition dating back to 2006.

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 5 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 3 years.

Cork have the best record in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship since 2000, winning 23 and drawing 3 of their 34 matches played, one victory better than Tipperary’s record.

Kerry’s last victory in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship came against Waterford in 1938, a 3-3 to 2-1 success in the semi-final. Cork defeated Kerry in the final.

New Munster GAA Headquarters

On Wednesday April 27th 2011 at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Limerick, Munster GAA signed a contract with Griffin Brothers Contracting Limited to build a new Headquarters to house the officers and staff of Munster GAA at Castletroy, Limerick. The purpose built 10,000 square foot facility once opened in the summer of 2012 will provide a home for all GAA activities in the province of Munster. In addition to the Coaching and Administration staff of Munster GAA, office space will be provided for other GAA affiliated bodies including Handball, Ladies Football and Camogie.

The construction phase will also provide employment for 15 workers at its peak. This follows on from the contribution that the GAA has made to the construction industry in Munster in 2009 and 2010 which is valued at €33 million. In addition Munster GAA matches in 2010 were worth up to €15 million to the local economy.

Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh speaking at the signing said “Today’s event comes at the end of the comprehensive tendering process. We are delighted to officially begin the task of constructing what will be an iconic building to serve the needs of Munster GAA in to the future.”

Ger Griffin, Managing Director of Griffin Brothers Contracting Ltd said that he was delighted to be associated with this prestigious and distinctive project. He went on to say that the company were glad to be renewing their association with the GAA, having previously completed the re-development of Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney in 2009.

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Best Regards,

Ed Donnelly
Munster GAA PRO
pro.munster@gaa.ie


Sean Walsh, Chairman of the Munster Council GAA and Gerard Griffin, M.D. Griffin Brothers, Contracting Ltd, signing the contract for the new Munster Council GAA Head Quarters for Castletroy, Limerick
Picture by Dave Gaynor


Gathered at the Kilmurry Lodge for the signing of a contract for the new Munster Council GAA Head Quarters for Castletroy, Limerick, were, front row from left; Robert Frost, vice chairman of the Munster Council GAA, Sean Walsh, chairman of the Munster Council GAA, Gerard Griffin, M.D. Griffin Brothers Contracting Ltd and Patrick J. Leyden, Leyden Hassett and Associates, Architects, Civil Engineers and Project Managers. Back row from left; Enda McGuane, Deputy CEO, Munster Council GAA, Mike Fitzgerald, Treasurer of the Munster Counciul GAA, Ed Donnelly, PRO of the Munster Council GAA, Pat Fitzgerald, Secretary of the Munster Council GAA, Andrew Thompson and Pierce Stakelum, Davis Langdon, Quantity Surveyors, Kevin Donnellan, Don O’ Malley and Partners, and John Griffin and Tim Murphy, Griffin Brothers, Contracting Ltd

Picture by Dave Gaynor

Sean Walsh, Chairman of the Munster Council GAA, turns a sod at the site for the new Munster Council GAA Headquarters at Castletroy, Limerick, in the presence of Pat Fitzgerald, Secretary of the Munster Council GAA and Gerard Griffin, M.D. Griffin Brothers, Contracting Ltd

Picture by Dave Gaynor