Cork County Championship Hurling Launch

The Cork County Championship Hurling Launch will take place on Monday May 23rd in Rochestown Park Hotel at 7.30pm.

 

Launch of the 2011 GAA Football Championship

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04.05.11

CLG Naomh Fionnbarra helps give GAA Football Championship 2011 Lift-Off

St Finbarr’s GAA Club in Cork played host to the media event which officially launched the 2011 GAA Football Championship.

Home county man Paul Kerrigan was joined by Pádraic Joyce (Galway), Barry Cahill (Dublin) and Brendan McVeigh (Down) ahead of upcoming provincial activity which will follow Roscommon’s competition opener win over New York in Gaelic Park last weekend.

 

Juvenile members from St Finbarr’s were on hand to welcome the footballers to their clubhouse in Togher today and home clubman and Rebel County legend Jimmy Barry Murphy also extended a welcome to the visiting players.

 

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Criostóir Ó Cuana thanked the Cork club for their hospitality in hosting today’s event.

 

He said: “This year’s competition promises to be every bit as intriguing as those of recent seasons and I suppose the question on everybody’s lips is whether Cork can build on their promising early season form to bid for a second consecutive Sam Maguire success after last year’s long awaited breakthrough win.

 

“I know for a fact that there are a large number of counties out there who will look to have to have a say in proceedings before the latter stages of the competition.

 

“I think today underlines an important tie between our inter-county game, which is in many ways the shop window for our games, and the club scene which supports it beneath.

 

“All of our players here today learnt their skills at their clubs and I would predict long after hanging up their inter-county boots and jerseys they will return in one guise or another to those same clubs.

 

“I sincerely thank everyone at Naomh Fionnbarra for having us here today and I especially acknowledge the superb work that you are doing here in Cork.”

Cuchullains Dunloy, Co Antrim will host the hurling event on Wednesday May 11.

 

The next games in the respective provincial championships are as follows:

 

May 15

 

Ulster Preliminary Round: Donegal v Antrim, Ballybofey.

 

May 22

 

Connacht Quarter-final: Sligo v Leitrim, Marcievicz Park.

Leinster Preliminary Round: Laois v Longford; Kildare v Wicklow, Portlaoise.

Munster Quarter-finals: Cork v Clare, Páirc Uí Chaoimh; Kerry v Tipperary, Killarney.

 

 

15 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Dún na nGall     v           Aontroim                                   Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey

 

22 Bealtaine

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara            v           Cill Mhantáin                              O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

Laois                 v           An Longfort                               O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

 

28 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Ard Mhacha       v           An Dún                                      Athletic Grounds, Armagh

 

4 Meitheamh

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Luimneach         v           Ciarraí/Tiobraid Árann               Páirc na nGael, Limerick

 

5 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín v An Mhí                          Páirc an Chrócaigh

Laois/An Longfort v        Áth Cliath                                  Páirc an Chrócaigh (TV3)

 

12 Meitheamh

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Sligeach/Liatroim v        Nua Eabhrac/Ros Comáin

Markievicz Park, Sligo/Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon

 

19 Meitheamh

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Doire/Fear Manach         v           Ard Mhacha/An Dún

 

26 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín/An Mhí v Laois/An Longfort/Áth Cliath      Páirc an Chrócaigh

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Maigh Eo/Londain          v           Gaillimh                        McHale Park, Castlebar

 

3 Iúil

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

10 Iúil

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final  Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

17 Iúil

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final     (TV3)

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final   (TV3)

 

*Please note that from the 23rd of July until the 31st of July, the All Ireland Qualifier Round 4 and All Ireland Quarter Finals will take place. It has to be confirmed what broadcaster will be covering these games.*

 

21 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

28 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

18 Meán Fómhair

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final

 

 

*All games are broadcast by RTÉ unless otherwise stated.*

 

 

1 Bealtaine

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Nua Eabhrac      v           Ros Comáin                               Gaelic Park, New York

 

15 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Dún na nGall     v           Aontroim                                   Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey

 

22 Bealtaine

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara            v           Cill Mhantáin                              O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

Laois                 v           An Longfort                               O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

 

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship

Corcaigh            v           An Clár                                     Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Ciarraí              v           Tiobraid Árann   Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Doire                 v           Fear Manach                              Celtic Park, Derry

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Sligeach            v           Liatroim                                    Markievickz Park

 

28 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Ard Mhacha       v           An Dún                          Athletic Grounds, Armagh

 

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Loch Garman     v           Uíbh Fhailí                                 O’Connor Park, Tullamore

 

29 Bealtaine

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Londain             v           Maigh Eo                                   Ruislip

 

4 Meitheamh

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Luimneach         v           Ciarraí/Tiobraid Árann               Páirc na nGael, Limerick

 

5 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín v An Mhí                          Páirc an Chrócaigh

Laois/An Longfort v        Áth Cliath                                  Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Sligeach            v           Liatroim                                    Markievicz Park, Sligo

 

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Port Láirge        v           Corcaigh/An Clár                       Páirc Uí Chaoimh/Cusack Park, Ennis

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Tír Eoghain        v           Muineachán                               Healy Park, Omagh

 

12 Meitheamh

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Sligeach/Liatroim v        Nua Eabhrac/Ros Comáin

Markievicz Park, Sligo/Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon

 

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Loch Garman/Uíbh Fhailí v An Iarmhí                  TBC

Ceatharlach       v           An Lú                                        TBC

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

An Cabhán         v           Dún na nGall/Aontroim

Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan/Casement Park, Belfast

19 Meitheamh

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Doire/Fear Manach         v           Ard Mhacha/An Dún

 

25 Meitheamh

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 1

 

26 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Loch Garman/Uíbh Fhailí/An Iarmhí v Ceatharlach/An Lú             Páirc an Chrócaigh

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín/An Mhí v Laois/An Longfort/Áth Cliath      Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Maigh Eo/Londain          v           Gaillimh                        McHale Park, Castlebar

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final Tír Eoghain/Muineachán v An Cabhán/Dún na nGall/Aontroim

 

3 Iúil

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

9 Iúil

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2

 

10 Iúil

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final  Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

 

16 Iúil

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 3

 

17 Iúil

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

23 Iúil

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 4

 

30/31 Iúil/1 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Finals

 

21 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

28 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

18 Meán Fómhair

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 3 final – Clare 3-10 Fermanagh 1-12

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 3 final

Clare 3-10 Fermanagh 1-12

THREE second half goals sent Clare on their way to victory in the Bord Gáis Energy National Ladies Football League Division 3 final at Parnell Park on Saturday. Marie Considine netted six minutes after the restart, Eimear Considine struck in the 42nd minute and Niamh O’Dea added the third goal seven minutes from the end. But Clare, who led by seven points, 3-9 to 0-11, when O’Dea goaled, had to fend off a spirited Fermanagh fightback as Sharon Little’s 59th minute goal brought the Erne County back to within three points of the winners. But O’Dea, who finished with 1-5, landed the insurance score as Clare, Division 2 champions in 2008, won by four points. At half-time, the sides were deadlocked at five points apiece as goal chances went begging at both ends.

Shauna Hamilton rattled the Clare crossbar early on while O’Dea and Naomi Carroll were denied by a superb double save from Fermanagh goalkeeper Roisin Gleeson. Both teams lost a player each to sin-binnings but Clare, operating with the breeze in the second half, netted the crucial breakthrough goal from midfielder Marie Considine, despite operating for the first ten minutes of the second half without centre forward and captain Niamh Keane. Louise Henchy claimed the player of the match award following an inspirational display at midfield for Clare, on a day when Fermanagh’s Little sisters combined for 1-9. Clare and Fermanagh will both play in Division 2 of the Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League in 2012.

Scorers for Clare: N O’Dea 1-5 (0-2f), E Considine 1-1, M Considine 1-0, L Henchy 0-2 (1f), N Carroll & A Considine 0-1 each.

Scorers for Fermanagh: S Little 1-4 (0-1f), C Little 0-5f, M Connolly 0-2, A Moane 0-1.

CLARE: E O’Driscoll; C Hester, L Kelly, L Ryan; E O’Connor, R McMahon, L Woods; M Considine, L Henchy; C Corry, N Keane, N Carroll; E Considine, N O’Dea, S Bohannon.

Subs: A Considine for Corry (h.t), K Geoghegan for Carroll (53), S Eustace for Bohannon (55), C Considine for Hester (59), C O’Leary for O’Dea (60+2).

FERMANAGH: R Gleeson; C Woods, N Curran, O Reihill; D Murphy, T Little, T Melanaphy; M Connolly, A Moane; S Hamilton, S Little, L McFrederick; N McManus, C Little, A McBrien.

Subs: K McManus for Hamilton (37), J Doonan for McFrederick (46), R O’Reilly for Woods (57), A Maguire for McManus (58), L Slevin for Melanaphy (59).

Referee: Des McEnery (Westmeath)

 

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 final – Cork 4-15 Laois 3-9

Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 final

 

Cork 4-15

Laois 3-9

 

By Jackie Cahill at Parnell Park

 

VALERIE Mulcahy bagged 1-8 as Cork claimed a fourth successive Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 title in front of a bumper Parnell Park attendance on Saturday evening. Mulcahy was in scintillating form as the Rebelettes pulled away from a spirited Laois outfit in the final quarter to secure a nine-point victory in front of over 3,000 spectators. Cork’s sixth Division 1 success in seven seasons will fuel optimism in the Rebel County that the team can reclaim the All-Ireland senior championship, having fallen at the quarter-final stage last season while in pursuit of the six-in-a-row.

 

But Laois, beaten All-Ireland semi-finalists last year, showed enough to suggest that they will be a force for the remainder of the summer in what promises to be a fascinating championship campaign. With 49 minutes on the watch, Cork led by just a single point, 3-10 to 3-9, but the Leesiders hit an unanswered 1-5 before the finish to close the game out. Mulcahy hit the goal that ultimately killed the Laois challenge; cheekily hitting a 20m free to the net in the 56th minute with the O’Moore County defence caught napping.

 

Mulcahy may have led the way in the scoring stakes but this was an impressive overall attacking performance from Cork, who played with the breeze in the second half. Centre forward Orlagh Farmer bagged a goal in each half while Ciara O’Sullivan made a huge impact after coming off the bench, hitting three points from play. For Laois, midfielder Tracey Lawlor bagged 1-5, including four points from frees, with Martha Kirwan and Anna Moore bagging the other goals. And it was Laois who got off to a flyer as they moved 1-2 to 0-0 clear within five minutes of the throw-in.

 

Moore goaled with just 45 seconds on the watch but Cork, shell-shocked in the early stages, settled and were on terms by the 12th minute, thanks in main to Rhona Ní Bhuachalla’s tenth minute goal. Orlagh Farmer took a pass from player of the match Amy O’Shea to score Cork’s second goal on the half-hour but just as it looked like the Munster champions would lead at half-time, Tracey Lawlor finished a flowing Laois move for a brilliant goal. A Mulcahy free, her third of the opening half, tied the scores at 2-5 apiece at the midway point before Lawlor pushed Laois a point clear with the opening score of the second half in a seesaw battle. In the 35th minute, Farmer struck again but there was a degree of controversy surrounding her second goal as referee Eugene O’Hare appeared at first to have signalled for a free out, before allowing the effort to stand after consulting with his umpires.

 

Anna Moore crashed a shot off the Cork crossbar as Laois refused to yield and from the follow-up, Martha Kirwan crashed a shot to the net to tie the scores again, 3-6 to 3-6, with 38 minutes played. Mary Kirwan pushed Laois ahead for the final time in the match before Cork hit three points in a row, including a brace from Nollaig Cleary, to establish a 3-10 to 3-7 lead. Laois responded with two Tracey Lawlor frees but that was as good as it got for the Leinster outfit as Cork turned up the heat to land the silverware.

 

Scorers for Cork: V Mulcahy 1-8 (1-5f), O Farmer 2-0, R Ní Bhuachalla 1-0, C O’Sullivan 0-3, N Cleary 0-2, G Kearney & D O’Reilly 0-1 each.

 

Scorers for Laois: T Lawlor 1-5 (0-4f), Martha Kirwan 1-1, A Moore 1-0, Mary Kirwan 0-2f, S Doogue 0-1.

 

CORK: E Harte; A.M. Walsh, Angela Walsh, D O’Reilly; B Corkery, B Stack, A Sheehan; J Murphy, Annie Walsh; N Cleary, O Farmer, G Kearney; V Mulcahy, R Ní Bhuachalla, A O’Shea.

Subs: Rena Buckley for Annie Walsh (36), G O’Flynn for Sheehan (43), C O’Sullivan for Ní Bhuachalla (49), M Kelly for Kearney (53), A Barrett for Corkery (60).

 

LAOIS: C Dollard; A Quigley, G Dunne, E Healy; A Taylor, L Hyland, J Moore; A Casey, T Lawlor; Mary Kirwan, A Moore, D Callinan; Martha Kirwan, S Doogue, G Weston.

Subs: M Dunne for Callinan (h.t.), M McEvoy for Martha Kirwan (44), O Farrell for Hyland (47), S Quigley for Weston (47), A Kehoe for Casey (60+3).

 

Referee: Eugene O’Hare (Down)

 

Limerick Post-Primary School Under 16 Hurling Final

St Fintans CBS Doon 2-8 Castletroy College 1-4

Underdogs St Fintans Cbs enjoyed an excellent 7 point victory in a keenly fought Limerick Colleges county final played at Ballybricken today. Having enjoyed quarter final and semi final victories over John the Baptist Community College Hospital and Hazelwood College Drumcollogher respectively Doon went into the final without the services of David Orr and Darragh Donovan. They faced a fancied castletroy team that had recorded impressive wins against Charleville cbs and ard scoil ris.

The game played in difficult wet and windy conditions saw Doon start brightly with a Kevin Stapleton goal followed by good points by Adam and Dean Coleman. Tom Fox followed up with an excellent goal after great work by Pat Ryan. At half time Doon cbs led 2-3 to 1-3. A huge performance particularly by the Doon defence saw castletroy score only one point in the second half. Doon ran out winners on a Scoreline of 2-8 to 1-4. This was a super win for Doon Cbs who were led brilliantly by their centre back and captain Sean Ryan. Other to play very well include Jack Hayes, Stephen Ryan, Richie English, Shane O’Connell and Tom Fox.

Team and scorers;

Darragh Stapleton – Doon

Shane O’connell – Doon

Jack Hayes – Doon

Con Berkery – Cappamore

Stephen Ryan – Doon

Sean Ryan (Wall) – Cappawhite (c)

Michael Dee – Murroe Boher

Richard English – Doon

Tony Berkery – Doon

Dean Coleman – Doon (0-2)

Eamon Sheehan – Cappamore

Tom Fox – Eire Og Annacarty (1-2)

Kevin Stapleton – Cappawhite (1-1)

Pat Ryan – Doon (0-2)

Adam Coleman – Cappamore (0-1)

SUBS

Kevin Heuston, Andrew O’brien, Pat Cummins, Stephen Cummins, Cian Mcnamara and Billy Mulcahy. Panelists included David Orr and Darragh Donovan.

 

 

All-Ireland Under 16 Camogie A Championship Final – Tipperary 2-8 Kilkenny 0-13

Tipperary defeated Kilkenny by 2-8 to 0-13 in the All-Ireland Under 16 Camogie A Championship Final on Saturday in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Tipp claim U16 camogie title

From the Breaking News web site

Tipperary came out on top of an absolute thriller to make it third time lucky and annex the All-Ireland U16 ‘A’ camogie title at the Gaelic Grounds. The Premier County’s finest had lost the last two All-Irelands at this level, and Kilkenny came out on top when these two teams met in the preliminary round by just a point. On this occasion though, driven on by Ann Eviston, it was Tim Maher’s charges that had the minimum advantage at the final whistle, 2-8 to 0-13.

Kilkenny had a strong wind in their favour in the opening half, at the end of which they led by 0-10 to 0-5. Julie Anne Malone, Michaela Kenneally and the magnificent Miriam Walsh were amongst the scorers for the Black and Amber, while the impressive Tara Kennedy hit three of Tipp’s points. Walsh was to finish with a personal tally of seven points but that wasn’t enough to swing it her side’s way. Tipp were level by the fifth minute of the second half, helped by a Jenny Grace goal set up brilliantly by the dangerous Cliodhna Ryan. Mairead Teehan sent a rasping shot to the Kilkenny net in the ninth minute but Kilkenny kept battling on and might have snatched the honours but for a brilliant save by Tipp goalkeeper Sarah Connan.

Match Preview

All-Ireland U16A Championship Final

Kilkenny v Tipperary

Gaelic Grounds, 3.30pm

Kilkenny prevailed by just a point when these two sides met in the opening round of the All-Ireland U16A championship in March so the expectation is that the result in the final will be in doubt right up to the final whistle.

The Black and Amber accounted for Galway and Derry subsequently, before putting Clare to the sword with 24 points to spare in the semi-final. Lydia Fitzpatrick is a deadly accurate free-taker, while Julie-Anne Malone, Mary Corcoran and Michelle Walsh are very lively attackers with a keen eye for a score.

In defence, Catherine Foley and Mary O’Connell are resolutely strong performers in the central positions, with the latter a truly outstanding performer at centre-back despite being underage again next year.

Tipp looked bound for the exit door when 10 points in arrears to Cork with 10 minutes remaining in their semi-final but a brace of goals from Tara Kennedy and another from Cliodhna Ryan helped secure a replay.

The Premier outfit made no mistake second time around, making full use of the elements in the opening half to blitz their opponents and finish with four goals in hand. Kennedy and Ryan were amongst the goalscorers again but the star of the show was hat-trick heroine Gillian McKenna.

With such scoring power on both sides, patrons at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds seem certain to be in store for a belter.

Tipperary 2-8 (J Grace 2-0, C Maher (1f), T Kennedy 0-3 each, L McKeogh 0-2);
Kilkenny 0-13 (M Walsh 0-7, J Malone 0-3 (1f), L Fitzpatrick 0-2 (2f), A Gannon 0-1.

All-Ireland Under 16 Camogie B Championship Final – Limerick 3-12 Offaly 0-9

Limerick defeated Offaly by 3-12 to 0-9 in the All-Ireland Under 16 Camogie B Championship Final on Saturday in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Limerick 3-12 (M McMahon 0-7 (4f, 1 45), C Costello 1-1, C Keating, A Wilson 1-0 each, D Muphy 0-3, L McCarthy 0-1)
Offaly 0-9 (M Jennings 0-4 (3f), C Cleary, A McGuinen (45), G Egan, L Gorman, R Brennan 0-1 each.

Match Preview

All-Ireland U16B Championship Final

Limerick v Offaly

Gaelic Grounds, 1.30pm

Limerick and Offaly are looking to build on the good work being carried out at ground level within both counties by claiming what would be a morale-boosting All-Ireland title in the curtain-raiser at the Gaelic Grounds.

Home venue is sure to be a significant advantage for the Shannonsiders, who blitzed Waterford by 3-18 to 2-7 in their semi-final a fortnight ago. Caoimhe Costelloe and Aoife Wilson inflicted much of the damage in that encounter and the local support will be hoping that they can produce more of the same against Offaly.

The Faithful have made significant progress at adult level in recent years and it seems that the production line continues to run. A gutsy victory over Wexford by the minimum margin helped them clear the penultimate hurdle.

Rachael Brennan and Christine Cleary pounced for the match-winning goals against the Model County’s finest and with Offaly fresh from booking a place in the Leinster final as well last weekend, they are sure to make a bold bid for honours.

 

Munster Intermediate Camogie Final – Limerick 2-9 Waterford 0-4

Munster Intermediate Championship Munster Final Sat May14th

2011 Venue Cashel Co .Tipperary @ 5pm

Limerick 2-09 Waterford 0-4

Half time Score Limerick 2-06 Waterford 0-2

Scorers

Limerick Nora Collins 1-0 Niamh Mulcahy 1 -7 Dympna O Brien 1-0 Aideen McNamara 0-1

Waterford Scorers Patricia Jackman 0-3 Zoe O Donoghue 0-1 from play

Team Limerick sile Moynihan (Ahane) Michelle Brown(bruff) Rose Collins (Ahane)Ciara Kelliher Ballyagran Michelle Casey (Killeedy) Judith Mulcahy(ahane) Aideen MCNamara Deidre Fitzpatrick Mairead Kelly(Galbally) Mairead Ryan (Galbally)Orla Curtin (Kinvara) Nora Collins(Ahane) Dympna O Brien(Kileedy) Sinead McAuliffe Ballyagran Niamh Mulcahy(Ahane) .

Subs Lisa Scanlon(Kileedy) Katie Campbell(Na Piarsaigh) Eileen Collins(Ahane) Vera Sheehan(Granagh/Ballingarry) Sharon Bulfin(Ballyagran) Aine O Reilly(Ballyagran)Catrin Du Bhal (Feenagh) Mary OCallaghan(Bruff)Karen Moore (Feenagh) Janet Garvey (Tourna Fulla) Elaine Kennedy(newcastlewest )Patricia (newcastlewest)

Manager Paul Finn selector Pauline McCarthy James Moynihan

Physio Bridget Downes

Referee John O Leary

Munster Senior Camogie Final – Cork 6-12 Clare 0-4

Munster Senior Camogie final @ Cashel

Cork 6-12 – Clare 0-03

Cork dealt a harsh lesson to Clare in yesterday evenings Munster Senior Camogie final, winning on a 6-12 to 0-3 scoreline. Cork, who had the majority of play in the first half had scored 5-4 to Clare’s 2 points by the half way stage, with their goals coming from the 10th to 18th minute as their forwards blitzed the Clare defence. Cork opened the scoring with a Sile Burns point, and added on 2 more points, a second for Burns and a free from Jennifer O’Leary before Denise Cronin eventually found the Clare net in the 8th minute after Susan Vaughan in Clare’s goals had twice stopped Cronin’s attempts but was unsuccessful in clearing the ball after the second shot. Burns raised a green flag for Cork 2 minutes later when her hand pass flew over the head of Vaughan. Cronin goaled again after Cork won the resulting puckout, and Linda Dorgan added another mid-way through the half. Katriona Mackey made it goal no 5 in the 18th minute, ensuring that all the Cork full forward line had green flags. Deirdre Murphy pointed a free for Clare in the 19th minute and again in the 30 minute Murphy converted another free to bring the half time score 5-4 to 0-2 in favour of Cork.

Clare had a more spirited performance in the second half but it was an uphill battle they faced. Cork added another 5 points before Cronin goaled in the 20 minute, Deirdre Murphy converted a 45 for Clare in the 29 minute leaving the last score of the game to Corks Briege Corkery. Bridie O’Looney of Munster Council presented the player of the game award to Anna Geary of Cork and Camogie President Joan O’Flynn presented the trophy to Cork captain Rena Buckley.

Cork: Aoife Murray, Jenny Duffy, Elaine O’Riordan, Pamela Mackey, Caroline Motherway, Rena Buckley(Capt), Anna Geary, Orla Cotter, Briege Corkery 0-1, Eimear O’Sullivan 0-1, Linda Dorgan 1-02, Jennifer O’Leary 0-3 F, Sile Burns 1-03 1F, Denise Cronin 3-01, Katriona Mackey 1-01

Subs: Joanne Casey for Sile Burns (H/T), Eimear White for Aoife Murray 47 min, Amanda O’Regan for Caroline Motherway 43 min, Maria Walsh for Linda Dorgan 49 min

Clare: Susan Vaughan, Helen McMahon, Chloe Morey, Sinead O’Loughlin, AnneMarie McMahon, Roisin McMahon, Ashling Hannon, Kate Lynch, Ruth Kaiser, Sharon McMahon, Fiona Lafferty, Shonagh Enright, Mairead Scanlon, Deirdre Murphy 0-3 2F 1 45, Aiveen O’Shea

Subs: Aine O’Brien for Roisin McMahon, Patricia O’Loughlin for Mairead Scanlon, Aimee McInerney for Sinead O’Loughlin – all H/T, Norah Murphy for Aiveen O’Shea 43 min, Eireann Hennessey for Sharon McMahon 53 min

Player of the Game Anna Geary Cork

Ref Eamon Browne, Tipperary

Munster Minor Football S-Final – Cork 1-16 Clare 0-6

Clinical Cork crush Clare to seal final spot

Cork 1-16 Clare 0-6

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, May 19, 2011

LAST season, in Brian Cuthbert’s first competitive game in charge of the Cork minor footballers, they departed Cusack Park with a huge sense of relief after a late scoring spree helped them defeat Clare. But when the teams met again at the Ennis venue last night, there was no such anxiety as Cork cruised to an emphatic Munster MFC semi-final success. Clare helped create a genuine contest when these teams met in the opening round in Páirc Uí Rinn last month with a determined display. They had made substantial progress through the backdoor stages since that clash, which left the team and its supporters in an optimistic mood.

However, Cork proved far too strong for their Banner opponents and forging a five-point lead while playing against the wind in the first-half laid the foundations for their victory. Cuthbert had taken the scalpel to his starting 15 since their first round tie and that surgery paid off in the quality of performance that they produced here. Brian O’Driscoll’s relocation from wing-forward to centre-back was a major success as he was the launchpad for Cork’s best spells of play. At midfield Kevin Kavanagh provided Cork with a distinct aerial advantage and along with the impressive Sean Kiely, they helped control that sector. Newcomer Cathal Vaughan from Iveleary shone in attack in the first-half with bright play while Mark Sugrue benefited from being switched to wing-forward for this game. In defence Conor Dorman was authoritative at full-back while the dynamic Kevin Crowley sparkled at right half-back and was constantly at the heart of passing movements while Cork’s attacking talisman claimed five points from play.

Clare were left reeling after only 15 seconds. Cork won the ball from the throw-in and when Kiely and Kavanagh combined to feed Sugrue, the Bandon player careered through the defence before unleashing a blistering shot to the net. That set the tone for the game with Clare struggling to win clean ball around the middle third. Cork were denied a goal in the 15th minute after a wonderful double-save by Clare netminder Darren Sexton to block efforts by MacEoin and Stephen O’Mahony. But Cork were still in a healthy position at the break, leading 1-5 to 0-3. Clare did not get off the mark until the 21st minute when Hickey converted a free and their best attacking move failed to yield a green flag in the 28th minute when Cork goalkeeper James McDonnell did brilliantly to tip over a shot by Eoin Cleary.

As they turned in the second-half with the wind at their backs, Cork started to play with confidence. O’Mahony, Sugrue, MacEoin and Cian O’Sullivan all claimed early points and although Eoin Cleary struck over a 43rd minute free, Clare were facing an eight-point deficit. It was too much for them to overcome and Cork maintained their high standards until the finish with MacEoin the scorer in chief as they sealed a 13-point victory.

Scorers for Cork: D MacEoin 0-5; M Sugrue 1-2; C Vaughan 0-3 (0-2f); C O’Sullivan, B O’Driscoll (0-1 ‘45) 0-2 each; J Corkery (0-1f), S O’Mahony 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: N Hickey 0-3 (0-3f); E Cleary 0-2 (0-1f); J Malone 0-1.

CORK: J McDonnell; J Davis, C Dorman, K Fulignati; K Crowley, B O’Driscoll, T Brosnan; S Kiely, K Kavanagh; M Sugrue, D Harrington, C Vaughan; D MacEoin, S O’Mahony, C O’Sullivan.

Subs: A Cadogan for Harrington (37), J Corkery for O’Mahony (40), D Murphy for Brosnan (47), K McIntyre for O’Sullivan (54), A O’Connell for Kavanagh (57).

CLARE: D Sexton; O Vaughan, J Malone, C Gavin; S Lineen, D McDonagh, J Colleran; A O’Neill, C Cleary; E Cleary C Devitt, J Rouine; M O’Leary, N Hickey, J Scanlon.

Subs: W Flynn for Rouine (half-time), L Corbett for Devitt (40), C O’Brien for Lineen (48), E Donnellan for Scanlon (54).

Referee: Sean Joy (Kerry)

For the Record

Cork Clare
2011 Team Management Brian Cuthbert (Bishopstown – Coach); Andrew McCarthy (Inniscarra), Gene O’Driscoll (T MacCarthaighs), Donal O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), Jerome Walsh (Kanturk) Michael Neylon (Corofin – Manager); Noel Normoyle (Kilmihil); Maurice Reidy (St.Joseph’s Miltown); Leo Donoghue (Kildysart)
2011 Team Captain Kevin Fulignati
(Nemo Rangers)
Conor Gavin
(Clondegad)
2010 Championship Performance Defeated Clare and Tipperary to qualify for the Munster Final where Cork defeated Kerry by 1-8 to 1-7 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. Lost to Cork in the first round. Defeated Waterford in the Semi-Final 1st playoff before losing to Tipperary in the Semi-Final 2nd playoff by 1-8 to 1-3 at Thurles.
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 29 3
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2010 1953
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 38
Won – 24
Lost – 11
Drawn – 3
Played – 40
Won – 14
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship April 13th 2011 at Pairc Uí Rinn in the First Round – Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11 – Goals by Dan MacEoin and Stephen O’Mahony helped Cork to a five point victory over Clare.

 

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2011

First Round

Wednesday April 13th

@ Kilmallock                                     Tipperary 1-13 Limerick 0-9

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Kerry 4-16 Waterford 0-6

@ Pairc Uí Rinn                               Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday April 16th

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday April 23rd

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Clare 1-10 Limerick 0-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 18th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Kerry v Tipperary 7:00pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Cork v Clare 7:00pm

EXTRA TIME IN ALL GAMES UP TO THE FINAL


Final

Sunday July 3rd

2011 Munster Minor Football Championship Matches played to date

Tipperary 1-13 Limerick 0-9 – April 13th @ Kilmallock (Munster First Round)

Tipperary: G Slattery; O O’Flynn, C O’Sullivan, P McGuire; B Maher, F Ryan, C O’Riordan; S O’Brien, D Butler; J Martin, P Quirke, I Foley; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, TJ Ryan.
Subs: D Lonergan for Martin (30); C Kennedy for Quirke (50); G Henry for Fahey (55); L Vance for O’Brien (59); E Fitzgerald for TJ Ryan (63)

Limerick: D Condron; S Barrett, K O’Donoghue, B McCarthy; E O’Donnell, S O’Connor, K Brosnan; D Tracey, T Griffin; J Quaid, D O’Dea, F O’Riordan; D Neville, K Larkin, D Frewen.
Subs: W Shanahan for Larkin (35); D Lillis for Quaid (43); K Meade for Barrett (48); L Hanly for Neville (52); N Mann for O’Dea (57)

Referee: Sean Jay (Kerry)

Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11 – April 13th @ Pairc Uí Rinn (Munster First Round)

Cork: J McDonnell; J Davis, C Dorman, K Hayes-Curtin; K Crowley, K Fulignati, K O’Hanlon; S Kiely, M Sugrue; B O’Driscoll, A Cadogan, D Harrington; D McEoin, S O’Mahony, C O’Sullivan.
Subs: D Murphy for O’Hanlon (half-time), S Ryan for Fulignati (42), J Corkery for Harrington (55), K McIntyre for Cadogan (57).

Clare: D Sexton; C Gavin, C O’Brien, O Vaughan; J Colleran, S Lineen, D Bolton; A O’Neill, D McDonagh; E Cleary, C Cleary, A Murrihy; M O’Leary, N Hickey, J Malone.
Subs: W Flynn for Malone (38), J Rouine for Bolton (42), C Devitt for O’Leary (52), J Sweeney for O’Brien (56), J Scanlon for Murrihy (58).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

Kerry 4-16 Waterford 0-6 – April 13th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round)

Kerry – S Murphy, P O’Se, T Morley, C Fitzgerald, M O’Connor, R Murphy, K Murphy, G O’Leary, S Keane, T Hickey, P Boyle, J O’Donoghue, D O’Brien, C Keating, J Moriarty
Subs: P Wrenn for K Murphy ( 54), K McCarthy for J Moriarty ( 54), I McCarthy for D O’Brien ( 56)

Waterford – C Mulcahy, P Houlihan, D Power, P Curran, L O’Corrain R O’Ceallaigh, S Hyslop, E O’Toole, D Hallihan, G Nugent, E Power, T Burke, E Kiely, R Donnelly, M Kiely
Subs: M Curry for D Power (41), J Jones for E O’Toole ( 51)

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9 – April 16th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

Clare – Darren Sexton; Conor Galvin (Captain), James Malone, Oisin Vaughan; Jarlath Colleran, Darragh McDonagh, Stan Lineen; Alan O’Neill, Conor Cleary; Eoin Cleary, Ciaran Devitt, Adrian Murrihy; Martin O’Leary, Niall Hickey William Flynn
Subs: Jack Scanlon for Adrian Murrihy, Conor McNeils for Jarlath Colleran, Luke Brannock for William Flynn, Cathal McConigley for Eoin Cleary, Paudie Nugent for Ollie Vaughan

Waterford – Conor Mulcahy; John Heffernan, Ray O Ceallaigh, PJ Curran; Lorcan O Corrain, David Hallihan, Sean Hyslop; Emmet O’Toole, Gavin Nugent; Michael Curry, Eamonn Power, Tadhg Burke; Michael Kiely, Ryan Donnelly, Eoin Kiely
Subs: Paul Connors for Emmet O’Toole, Dale Sheridan for Eoin Kiely, Jeff Jones for Michael Kiely, Adam O’Donoghue for Ryan Donnelly, Daniel Power for Sean Hyslop

Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)

Clare 1-10 Limerick 0-10 – April 23rd @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

Clare: Darren Sexton; Conor Gavin, Jamie Malone, Oisin Vaughan; Stan Lineen, Darragh McDonagh, Craig O’Brien; Alan O’Neill, Conor Cleary; Eoin Cleary, Ciaran Devitt, Adrian Murrihy; Martin O’Leary, Niall Hickey, Daragh Bolton
Subs: William Flynn for Adrian Murrihy (injured), Joey Rouine for Daragh Bolton, Jack Scanlon for William Flynn, James Sweeney for Craig O’Brien

Limerick: David Condron; Kevin Brosnan, Brendan McCarthy, Kevin O’Donoghue; Eoin O’Donnell, Shane O’Connor, Sean Barrett; Dara Tracey, Tommy Griffin; Dean Lillis, Denis O’Dea, Francis O’Riordan; Danny Neville, William Shanahan, Danny Frewen
Subs: Jamie Quaid for Francis O’Riordan (injured), Eoin Roche for William Shanahan, Kieran Larkin for Danny Neville, Kevin Meade for Denis O’Dea

Referee: Jer Lynch (Kerry)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship

Niall Hickey (Clare)  2-12 (0-7 frees)
Conor Cleary (Clare) – 1-6
Eoin Cleary (Clare) – 0-8 (0-5 frees)
Thomas Hickey (Kerry) – 1-5 (0-4 frees)
Danny Frewen (Limerick) – 0-8 (0-3 frees)
Martin O’Leary (Clare) – 1-4 (1-0 penalty)
Dan MacEoin (Cork) 1-4 (0-2 frees)
Padraig Boyle (Kerry) –  2-1
Tadhg Burke (Waterford) 0-7 (0-6 frees)
TJ Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Jeff O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-3 frees)
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 1-2
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) 0-5
Jamie Moriarty (Kerry) –  1-1
Adrian Murrihy (Clare) – 1-0
Cian O’Sullivan (Cork) 0-3
Stephen O’Mahony (Cork) 1-0
Francis O’Riordan (Limerick) 0-3 (0-2 frees)
Dara Tracey (Limerick) 0-2
Dean Lillis (Limerick) 0-2
Eamonn Power (Waterford) 0-2
Ciaran Keating (Kerry) –  0-2
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Dean Lonergan (Tipperary) 0-2
Jamie Quaid (Limerick) – 0-2

Michael O’Connor (Kerry), Shaun Keane (Kerry), Brian O’Driscoll (Cork) (0-1 free), Kevin Crowley (Cork), Killian McIntyre (Cork), Jamie Malone (Clare), William Flynn (Clare), Liam McGrath (Tipperary), Denis O’Dea (Limerick), Jack Scanlon (Clare), Alan O’Neill (Clare), Cathal McConigley (Clare), Dale Sheridan (Waterford), Emmet O’Toole (Waterford), Danny Neville (Limerick) – 0-1 each

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

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.

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 (5)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

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 big Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 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 only All-Ireland success at this grade came in 1934. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 23 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

The All-Ireland Minor Football title has not been won by a Munster county since Cork’s 2-12 to 0-13 victory over Mayo in the 2000 Final. Since then, Ulster counties have won 7 of the 10 finals played, Connacht 2 titles and Leinster have 1 title.

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

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

Odds and Ends

Cork are the defending Munster Minor Football Champions following a 1-8 to 1-7 victory over Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. Corner-forward Brian Hurley scored 1-6 for the winners, including a 58th minute goal to complete a come from behind victory.

The winning Cork team and scorers were as follows – David Hanrahan; Kevin Fulignati , Damian Cahalane, Darren Murphy; Sean Ryan, Tom Clancy, Jamie Wall; Jamie Burns, John O’Rourke; Kevin Hallissey (0-1), Mark Sugrue, Alan Cronin; Kevin Sheehan (0-1 free), Shane Duggan, Brian Hurley (1-6, 0-4 frees)

Subs: Daniel Fitzgerald (Captain) for S Ryan (45), Dan McEoin for M Sugrue, Stephen O’Mahony for S Duggan (50).

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

Tipperary have played 45 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, more than any other Munster county.

Waterford have won 1 Munster Minor Football Championship match out of 14 played since 2005.

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.

The Kerry manager Pat O’Driscoll was the manager of The Ardfert Senior Football team that captured All Ireland Club Junior Championship honours in 2006 and won the All-Ireland Club Intermediate Championship in 2007.

Clare Minor Footballers Eoin and Conor Clancy from the Milltown club are twin brothers.