International Rules 2nd Test – Ireland 50 Australia 29

Ireland defeated Australia by 50 to 29 in the International Rules 2nd Test on Friday in the Metricon Stadium in the Gold Coast.

Ireland led 80 to 36 from the 1st Test.

 

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter Final – Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-9 Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-10

Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-9 Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-10

Report by Ed Donnelly (Munster GAA PRO)

Kildangan (Tipperary) secured a two point victory over Sean Finns (Limerick) following a close and entertaining first round match in the AIB Munster Club Junior Football Championship on Friday. Played in good conditions under lights in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick, this game came to life within 13 seconds when Sean Finns goalkeeper Anthony Supple pulled off a top class save from Kildangan full-forward Rory Whelan who had been put through following a pass from Darragh Egan. This save seemed to inspire the Limerick champions as they took a three point lead by the 6th minute courtesy of a couple of frees from Eoghan O’Connor and a point from play by Sean Sheahan. Darragh Egan opened Kildangan’s account with a pointed free after 7 minutes and though the same player added a point from play soon afterwards, Sean Finns continued their domination and further points from Eoin O’Donnell, Keith Harnett and Eoghan O’Connor (free) put them 0-6 to 0-2 in front after 16 minutes.

Despite the four point deficit, Kildangan were beginning to take control at midfield and eventually, the North Tipperary outfit began to turn possession in to scores with four points in five minutes to bring the side’s level, the points coming from 2 Darragh Egan frees and points from play by Fergal Hayes and Ruairi Gleeson. Just before the interval, Paraic Kelly scored a point from play to put Kildangan in front for the first time and at the interval, Kildangan a 0-7 to 0-6 lead which looked unlikely midway through the half.

Both sides were playing open, attractive football and despite some wayward shooting in the second half, those in attendance were treated to an exciting second half. Sean Finns centre-forward Mark O’Sullivan kicked a point from play to level the scores before the only goal of the match arrived. Kildangan gained possession in their own half when a promising Sean Finns attack broke down and Kildangan worked the ball upfield with speed and pace before Eoin Gleeson finished off the move to raise the only green flag of the night. Strangely, this score seemed to inspire Sean Finns more than Kildangan and the Rathkeale side earned 3 close-in frees in a 4 minute period, all converted by Eoghan O’Connor to leave the sides level with 12 minutes remaining.

The next score was going to be crucial and it arrived in the 52nd minute courtesy of a well taken point from play by Kildangan full-forward Rory Whelan. Ruairi Gleeson doubled Kildangan’s lead a minute later and though both teams had scoring opportunities in the remaining minutes, the scoreboard operator were not required again and by the final whistle, Kildangan were 2 points in front and through to the semi-final against the Waterford champions Sliabh gCua on Sunday week November 13th at a Tipperary venue. The main difference between the teams was Kildangan’s greater scoring potential from play, outscoring Sean Finns by 1-6 to 0-4 in this department while the Limerick champions only scored once from play from the 12th minute onwards. Best for Kildangan were Liam Kelly, Ruairi Gleeson, Dan Hackett, Fergal Hayes and Darragh Egan. For Sean Finns, Anthony Supple, Keith Harnett and Eoghan O’Connor did well.

Kildangan (Tipperary): Michael Ryan; Eddie Fogarty (Captain), Liam Kelly, Martin Minehan; Ruairi Gleeson (0-2), Dan Hackett, Eanna Gleeson; Fergal Hayes (0-1), Joe Gallagher; Tadgh Gallagher, Darragh Egan (0-4, 0-3 frees), Paraic Kelly (0-1); Eoin Gleeson (1-0), Rory Whelan (0-1), Tommy Connors
Sub: Jack Loughnane for Eanna Gleeson (51st minute), James Flannery for Tadgh Gallagher (58th minute), Paddy Lynch for Eoin Gleeson (61st minute)

Sean Finns (Limerick): Anthony Supple; Sean O’Shea, Gary Enright, Shane Hourigan; Darren Jones, Patrick Sheahan, Paul White; Keith Harnett (Captain, 0-1), Damien Quaid; Sean Sheahan (0-1), Mark O’Sullivan (0-1), Johnny Markham; Eoin O’Donnell (0-1), Eoghan O’Connor (0-6 frees), Barry Riordan
Subs: Sean White for Johnny Markham (36th minute), Stephen Power for Darren Jones (42nd minute), Timmy Hogan for Barry Riordan (54th minute)

Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)

Match Tracker

1m – Rory Whelan 1 on 1 with the Sean Finns goalie Anthony Supple pulling off a great save

3m – Eoghan O’Connor points a free for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-1 Kildangan 0-0
4m – Eoghan O’Connor points a free for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-2 Kildangan 0-0
6m – Sean Sheahan kicks a point from play for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-3 Kildangan 0-0
7m – Darragh Egan points a free for Kildangan to open their account – Sean Finns 0-3 Kildangan 0-1
10m – Eoin O’Donnell kicks a point from play for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-4 Kildangan 0-1
10m – Darragh Egan kicks a point from play for Kildangan – Sean Finns 0-4 Kildangan 0-2
12m – Keith Hartnett kicks a point from play for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-5 Kildangan 0-2
16m – Eoghan O’Connor points a free for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-6 Kildangan 0-2
18m – Darragh Egan points a free for Kildangan – Sean Finns 0-6 Kildangan 0-3
19m – Fergal Hayes kicks a point from play for Kildangan – Sean Finns 0-6 Kildangan 0-4
21m – Ruairi Gleeson kicks a point from play for Kildangan – Sean Finns 0-6 Kildangan 0-5
23m – Darragh Egan points a free for Kildangan – Sean Finns 0-6 Kildangan 0-6
29m – Paraic Kelly kicks a point from play for Kildangan – Sean Finns 0-6 Kildangan 0-7

HT Score – Sean Finns 0-6 Kildangan 0-7

37m – Mark O’Sullivan kicks a point from play for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-7 Kildangan 0-7

41m – Eoin Gleeson kicks a goal for Kildangan after a good passing move – Sean Finns 0-7 Kildangan 1-7
45m – Eoghan O’Connor points a free for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-8 Kildangan 1-7
47m – Eoghan O’Connor points a free for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-9 Kildangan 1-7
48m – Eoghan O’Connor points a free for Sean Finns – Sean Finns 0-10 Kildangan 1-7
52m – Rory Whelan kicks a point from play to put Kildangan back in front – Sean Finns – 0-10 Kildangan 1-8
53m – Ruairi Gleeson kicks a point from play for Kildangan – Sean Finns 0-10 Kildangan 1-9

FT Score – Kildangan 1-9 Sean Finns 0-10

For the Record

Kildangan (Tipperary) Sean Finns (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles 0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
N/A N/A
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A N/A
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 9
Won – 1
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 11
Won – 4
Lost –  7
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 22nd 2009 at Newcastlewest
(Munster Club Quarter-Final) –
Mountcollins (Limerick) 1-9
Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams (Tipperary) 1-8

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals

Friday November 4th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Kildangan (Tipperary) v Sean Finns (Limerick) 2:00pm

Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Meelick                             Meelick (Clare) v Dromid Pearses (Kerry)        2:00pm

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 13th (Replay date – Saturday November 19th)

@ Tipperary or Limerick venue     St Marys / Sliabh gCua (Waterford) v Kildangan (Tipperary) or Sean Finns (Limerick)

@ Cork or Kerry venue                     Cork representatives v Meelick (Clare) or Dromid Pearses (Kerry)

Final

Sunday November 27th (Replay date – Saturday December 3rd)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

The Munster Club Junior Football Champions have captured All-Ireland honours in the last 4 years courtesy of Canovee, Cork (2007/2008), Skellig Rangers, Kerry (2008/2009), Castlegregory, Kerry (2009/2010) and St. Mary’s (2010/2011).

Cork clubs have lost their first round game in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship in each of the last 3 years. In the same period, Limerick have won their first round game during the past 3 years having failed to win any game in the first 5 years of the competition.

Kerry clubs have won 17 of their last 18 matches in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship – a 2-9 to 2-6 victory for Canovee (Cork) over Keel (Kerry). Canovee went on to win Munster and All-Ireland Club honours.

Cappawhite’s 2-11 to 0-15 victory over Eire Og (Cork) is the only success to date for a Tipperary club in Munster Club Junior Football Championship, resulting in a record of 1 win out of 9 matches played.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Cork (2) – 2003, 2007

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/jfclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 5 titles while Cork have 1 title courtesy of Canovee in 2007/2008.

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter Final – Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 2-12 Meelick (Clare) 0-9

Dromid Pearses (Kerry) defeated Meelick (Clare) by 2-12 to 0-9 in the AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter Final on Sunday in Meelick.

Next Round – the winners play the Cork representatives in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 13th at a Cork or Kerry venue.

For the Record

Meelick (Clare) Dromid Pearses (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles 0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
N/A N/A
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 6
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A 2010 

(St. Marys (Kerry) 2-12
Bruree (Limerick) 0-4)

Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 12
Won – 4
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 20
Won – 18
Lost –  2
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 22nd 2009 at Castlegregory (Munster Club Quarter-Final) – Castlegregory (Kerry) 1-16 Clooney Quin (Clare) 0-4 

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals

Friday November 4th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Kildangan (Tipperary) v Sean Finns (Limerick) 2:00pm

Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Meelick                             Meelick (Clare) v Dromid Pearses (Kerry)        2:00pm


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 13th (Replay date – Saturday November 19th)

@ Tipperary or Limerick venue     St Marys / Sliabh gCua (Waterford) v Kildangan (Tipperary) or Sean Finns (Limerick)

@ Cork or Kerry venue                     Cork representatives v Meelick (Clare) or Dromid Pearses (Kerry)

Final

Sunday November 27th (Replay date – Saturday December 3rd)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

The Munster Club Junior Football Champions have captured All-Ireland honours in the last 4 years courtesy of Canovee, Cork (2007/2008), Skellig Rangers, Kerry (2008/2009), Castlegregory, Kerry (2009/2010) and St. Mary’s (2010/2011).

Cork clubs have lost their first round game in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship in each of the last 3 years. In the same period, Limerick have won their first round game during the past 3 years having failed to win any game in the first 5 years of the competition.

Kerry clubs have won 17 of their last 18 matches in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship – a 2-9 to 2-6 victory for Canovee (Cork) over Keel (Kerry). Canovee went on to win Munster and All-Ireland Club honours.

Cappawhite’s 2-11 to 0-15 victory over Eire Og (Cork) is the only success to date for a Tipperary club in Munster Club Junior Football Championship, resulting in a record of 1 win out of 9 matches played.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Cork (2) – 2003, 2007

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/jfclub_teams/


All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 5 titles while Cork have 1 title courtesy of Canovee in 2007/2008.

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final – Effin (Limerick) 2-15 Aherlow (Tipperary) 1-17

Effin (Limerick) defeated Aherlow (Tipperary) by 2-15 to 1-17 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday in Kilmallock. A late Effin goal secured victory for the Limerick champions.

Next Round – the winners play Ballyduff (Kerry) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday November 20th at 2:00pm.

For the Record

Aherlow (Tipperary) Effin (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
1 1
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2004 

(Kildangan)

2009
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 14
Won – 7
Lost –  7
Drawn – 0
Played – 12
Won – 5
Lost –  7
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives December 12th 2004 –
Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-10 Dromin Athlacca (Limerick) 1-4 (Munster Club Final)

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals
Sunday October 30th

@ Cloughduv                                   Ballyduff (Kerry) 1-14 Courcey Rovers (Cork) 0-15

@ Walsh Park Waterford Effin (Limerick) 0-13 Dunhill (Waterford) 1-4


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Kilmallock                                     Aherlow (Tipperary) v Effin (Limerick)

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Eire Og Ennis (Clare) v Ballyduff (Kerry)

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 8 Munster titles on offer. Clare are the only other county with a winning record in this competition, winning 2 Munster titles.

Following Kildangan’s Munster and All-Ireland victory in 2004, Tipperary clubs would have to wait another 6 years before winning another game in this competition courtesy of Borrisokane’s march to the 2010 Final.

Before 2011, Cork clubs have only lost their opening match in this competition on 2 occasions, in 2004 and 2007.

In the 3 seasons, 2006 to 2008 in this competition, the only 2 Counties who recorded victories were Cork and Clare. Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary proceeded to lose 8 matches between them in this period.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (1) – 2004

Limerick (1) – 2009

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship
List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/ihclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney (2009) and Ballymartyle (2011) while Kildangan (Tipperary) won the 2004 All-Ireland title.

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final – Ballyduff (Kerry) 3-8 Eire Og Ennis (Clare) 2-10

Ballyduff (Kerry) defeated Eire Og Ennis (Clare) by 3-8 to 2-10 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final on Sunday in Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Next Round – the winners play Effin (Limerick) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday November 20th at 2:00pm.

For the Record

Eire Og Ennis (Clare) Ballyduff (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
2 0
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2007 

(Clonlara)

N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 15
Won – 9
Lost –  6
Drawn – 0
Played – 5
Won – 1
Lost –  4
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives None – this is the first meeting of Clare and Kerry clubs at Intermediate Hurling level since the competition began in 2003.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2011

Quarter-Finals
Sunday October 30th

@ Cloughduv                                   Ballyduff (Kerry) 1-14 Courcey Rovers (Cork) 0-15

@ Walsh Park Waterford Effin (Limerick) 0-13 Dunhill (Waterford) 1-4


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Kilmallock                                     Aherlow (Tipperary) v Effin (Limerick)

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Eire Og Ennis (Clare) v Ballyduff (Kerry)

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)


2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 8 Munster titles on offer. Clare are the only other county with a winning record in this competition, winning 2 Munster titles.

Following Kildangan’s Munster and All-Ireland victory in 2004, Tipperary clubs would have to wait another 6 years before winning another game in this competition courtesy of Borrisokane’s march to the 2010 Final.

Cork have only lost their opening match in this competition on 2 occasions, in 2004 and 2007.

In the 3 seasons, 2006 to 2008 in this competition, the only 2 Counties who recorded victories were Cork and Clare. Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary proceeded to lose 8 matches between them in this period.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (1) – 2004

Limerick (1) – 2009

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship
List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/ihclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney (2009) and Ballymartyle (2011) while Kildangan (Tipperary) won the 2004 All-Ireland title.

All Ireland Ladies Football Junior Club Championship – Aherlow (Tipperary) 2-11 St Sylvester’s (Dublin) 1-11

Aherlow (Tipperary) 2-11 St Sylvester’s (Dublin) 1-11

Aherlow of Tipperary took on St Sylvester’s of Dublin in the Tesco Junior Club Championship Ladies football Semi Final on Sunday in Sean Tracey Park Tipperary. Sylvester’s secured possession from the throw in and went on the attack from the off with L Grogan pulling off two saves in the opening minutes. The ball was won back by the Aherlow backs and delivered to E Hanly resulting in the opening score of the game. E Hanly soon followed up with a point from a free after she was taken down on route to goal. Aherlow were dominating in the forwards when S Condon got her name on the score board with two long range kicks raising the white flag, M Condon was unlucky to have her shot on goal saved and this was followed up by a well taken goal by K Crowe. It was 1-4 to no score with eight minutes gone,

D Nevin closed down the Sylvesters attack with a great block. With G Wade and R Kenneally marking tight it took a free to finally open the score for Sylvester’s. This was the start of a strong phase by Sylvester’s as they knocked over two more points. E Hanly kept the scoreboard ticking for Aherlow as she put over another free. As the ball went down the other end Sylvester’s won and scored from a free, they won back the kick out and quickly kicked the ball over the goalie’s head to score a goal and raise the tempo of the game. Sylvester were awarded and scored two more frees to go ahead 1-7 to 1-6 before Aherlow secured possession, A Staunton carried the ball leaving if off to K Crowe who weaved through the Sylvester defence and beating the goal keeper to score a goal leaving the half time score 1-7 to 2-6 leaving Aherlow a two point margin at half time, having absorbed significant pressure.

Sylvester started the stronger team in the second half and soon had the game level again. Despite carrying an injury from the first half, it was the boot of E Hanly who kept popping over point after point for Aherlow from frees and play. A Hazely for Sylvester got sin-binned for an illegal shoulder on M Condon. With the extra player Aherlow closed down Sylvester’s attack as B Condon held the back line, D Crowe was dominant in defence and attack linking in with J O’Meara and L Ivory clearing ball after ball. L Grogan was called on and stood up to the mark pulling off save after save to keep Aherlow in the game with the match finishing as it started with a shot on goal saved by L Grogan and three points from E Hanly from frees. As the final whistle went the score board read Aherlow 2.11 St Sylvester 1.11.

A real team effort and determination was displayed by all the Aherlow players who fought and played hard and truly deserve their place in the All Ireland Final against the Tyrone County and Ulster Champions on the weekend of 19th /20th of November. With three titles to their name so far this season, League Champions, County Junior A champions and Munster Champions, this is a fixture the Aherlow team are ready for. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Tipperary Senior Football Championship Final – Thomas MacDonaghs 0-9 Moyle Rovers 0-7

Shock win by MacDonagh’s

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

TIPPERARY SFC FINAL: Thomas MacDonagh’s 0-9 Moyle Rovers 0-7 FORMER LAOIS footballer Chris Conway masterminded an historic Tipperary club victory for Thomas MacDonagh’s yesterday. MacDonagh’s are eligible to pick from nine clubs in North Tipperary and were represented by six yesterday as they became the first team from the division to claim the county crown since Kilruane MacDonagh’s in 1975. MacDonagh’s have been in existence for five years and were granted a straight route into the county championship as de facto divisional champions as Father John Kenyons did not participate in the north competition.

In the semi-final, MacDonagh’s scored a victory against 14-time champions Clonmel Commercials before edging home by two points against seven-time winners Moyle Rovers yesterday. MacDonagh’s, however, are ineligible to compete in the Munster championship and so Rovers will take their place. County star Philip Austin was the scoring hero for MacDonagh’s with five pointed frees. And it was Austin’s 40th-minute free that gave MacDonagh’s the lead for the first time, a lead they would not relinquish against a Rovers side badly missing the injured two-time All Star Declan Browne.

There was a dramatic finish as Rovers, 0-7 to 0-8 in arrears, were unlucky not to equalise deep in stoppage time when Brian Mulvihill’s shot struck an upright. Ref David Grogan played nine minutes extra following an injury to Rovers forward Paul Shanahan. After Mulvihill’s miss, MacDonagh’s substitute Tommy Connors kicked the insurance score.

MOYLE ROVERS : I Browne; D Conway, R Power, A Campbell; S Keating, N Fitzgerald, D Dwyer; M Dunne, P Acheson (0-1); P Quirke, S Carey (0-1, free), P Shanahan (0-1, free); L Boland (0-1), J Shanahan (0-1), B Mulvihill (0-2). Subs: R Desmond for P Shanahan (32 mins), D McGrath for Keating (50 mins), D Nolan for Conway (50 mins), S Foley for Boland (55 mins), L Cronin for McGrath (59 mins).

THOMAS MACDONAGH’S : J McDonnell; D Hackett, D Buckley, R McLoughney; K Maher, N O’Meara, J Carroll; S Murphy, L England (0-1); P O’Meara, A Hannigan, J Gallagher (0-2); B O’Meara, P Austin (0-5, frees), G Hannigan. Subs: D Egan for B O’Meara (half-time), F Hayes for A Hannigan (46 mins), T Connors (0-1) for P O’Meara (58 mins), R Gleeson for Maher (60+5 mins), B O’Meara for Egan (60+7 mins).

Referee : D Grogan (Aherlow).

In the provincial finals, scheduled for November 20th, Clare champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane will host Dr Crokes, while – as a combination team cannot play in the provincial club championship – Moyle Rovers will host UCC.

Match Preview

Moyle Rovers are seeking their 8th county senior football title, having won their first in 1995 and their most recent in 2009. Thomas MacDonaghs are playing in their first final. They were formed as a divisional side in 2007 comprising 9 clubs – Lorrha, Shannon Rovers, Borrisokane, Knockshegowna, Kildangan, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Toomevara, Moneygall and Inane Rovers – although only 6 were represented on the panel in the games played so far this year. They won all 4 North finals between 2007 and 2010, there was no final this year. They reached the county semi-final in 2007 where the lost to Fethard so this year has been their best year since their formation. Moyle Rovers have been the major force in Tipperary senior football in the last 15 years or so, thus making this clash a real David and Goliath one.

The team of the past to be honoured on Sunday will be Fethard and their players will be introduced to the attendance between the minor and senior games. Admission prices for the finals are a very attractive €10 for adults and €5 for OAPs and students with ID. Juveniles under 16 will be admitted free of charge.

 

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-13 Ballinacourty (Waterford) 0-7

Two-goal Gooch kick starts Crokes

Report by Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dr Crokes 3-13 Ballinacourty 0-07

A TWO-GOAL salvo in the opening two minutes of the second-half from Colm Cooper decided yesterday’s Munster Club SFC quarter-final at sunny Fraher Field, Dungarvan. Waterford champions Ballinacourty were only two points behind at the break but Cooper produced two quality goals — and a point — to set Dr Crokes on the road to victory. It was a flash of quality on what had been a pretty humdrum day. Despite perfect conditions, both sides were slow to get into the game though Crokes — playing into the waterside goal in the first half had Andrew Kenneally pointing inside a minute.

The opening ten minutes were pretty lacklustre, though Ballinacourty had a golden goal chance on five minutes: a Gary Hurney flick found its way to Mark Ferncombe, but Crokes ‘keeper Alan Kelly advanced and spread himself well to smother the shot and the Kerry side smuggled the ball out of danger. Hurney was marked by Eoin Brosnan, who generally limited the Waterford side’s danger man, though the big full-forward levelled from play soon after. On 11 minutes Hurney had a half-chance but he snatched at it and Kelly dealt with it comfortably. Crokes went downfield and Daithi Casey made good ground down the left wing before pointing. From the kick-out Shane Briggs tied it up, driving through the middle before popping the ball over the bar – two points apiece at the end of the first quarter.

Surprisingly, Kerry star Cooper played corner-forward rather than out the field as a playmaker, and had little impact on proceedings in the first-half apart from drawing a yellow card for dissent on 20 minutes. That caution was Gary Hurney’s cue for another point, but then Crokes hit form with Daithi Casey, Brian Looney and Jame Noonan rattling over scores, with only sub Colm Keane replying for Ballinacourty. Daithi Casey pointed a late free to give Croke’s two to spare at the break (0-6 to 0-4).

Cooper’s brace of goals on the resumption deflated Ballinacourty visibly, and the intercounty star proceeded to add four points in-a-row, the last coming from a free he drew himself from his marker, Gavin Breen who was dismissed for a second yellow card. Before Ballinacourty re-organised defensively, Croke’s had another goal, wing-forward Kenneally touching home a loose ball. It meant that with over 15 minutes left the scoreline was 3-9 to 0-4, and the rest of the game was a non-event in terms of competitiveness. Crokes were able to empty their bench, while the home supporters had late points to cheer from John and Gary Hurney.

Still, when Crokes manager Harry O’Neill was asked if the game had gone as expected, he disagreed. “As expected? I don’t know. Coming down here we were still going back to last year and Aherlow above in Cashel (in the Munster club championship). We had a tough battle then and there was a similar feel to today – a team that was always going to be well prepared. “I thought in the first half it was very tight for long periods and I said to our lads, ‘if we can get in here for half-time level or maybe a point up or down I’ll be happy enough’.

“Ballinacourty threw everything they had at us and in fairness I thought we stood up to it well. In the space of three minutes after half-time Colm Cooper bagged two goals and a point, and it was game over. “I’m delighted with our lads, it was a tough place to come down to especially after winning a county final last week. We had to take them off the celebrations early. Though back-to-back titles don’t come around our place too often, so we had to let them off for a couple of days. But when they came back in their attitude has been outstanding.”

Scorers for Dr Crokes: C. Cooper 2-4 (0-1 f); A. Enneally 1-1, D. Casey 0-4 (0-1 f); J. Doolan 0-2; B. Looney, J. Buckley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Ballinacourty: G. Hurney 0-3; M. Ferncombe, C. Keane, J. Hurney, S. Briggs 0-1 each.

DR CROKE’S: A. Kelly, J. Payne, L. Quinn (c), D. O’Leary, F. Fitzgerald, E. Brosnan, S. Myers, A. O’Donovan, J. Buckley, A. Kenneally, D. Casey, B. Looney, C. Cooper, K. O’Leary, J. Doolan.

Subs: C. Brady for Looney, 48; K. McMahon for Payne, 50; S. O’Neil for Kenneally, 54; J. Jones for McMahon, 56; G. Tucker for Myers, 58 .

BALLINACOURTY: S. Enright, M. Lavan, J. Phelan G. Breen, J. Hurney, P. Lynch, R. Foley, S. Briggs, S. O’Hare (c), J. Gorman, P. Hurney, M. Fives, J. O’Mahoney, G. Hurhey, M. Ferncombe.

Subs: C. Keane for Gorman, 16, C. Moloney for O’Mahoney, 37; M. Gorman for M. Fives, 41.

Referee: C. Lane (Cork)

 

Cooper and Casey prove unstoppable combination for Crokes

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Dr Crokes 3-13 , Ballinacourty 0-7

Daithi Casey put in a Man of the Match performance for Dr Crokes at Fraher Field yesterday as the Kerry champions easily beat a Ballinacourty side that finished the game with 14 men. The Waterford champions were never really at the races and there was only going to be one result after their corner-back Gavin Breen was ordered off half-way through the second half after collecting a second yellow card. However, while Casey excelled, it was another forward whose name was on the lips of most spectators leaving the ground. Colm Cooper — who was reported last week to be waiting on his side’s exit from the championship before undergoing surgery — turned on the style in a 12-minute spell after the break, bagging 2-3 during this period.

The first of the goals came 70 seconds after the restart when the magnificent Casey — who helped UCC win the Cork championship last month — found Cooper on the edge of the square and he gave Stephen Enright no chance from close range. Just 55 seconds later, this year’s Kerry captain again collected another long delivery into the Dr Crokes inside line and again the ace marksman blasted past Enright. For much of the opening half, little if anything separated the two teams. Points from Brian Looney, Jamie Doolan and Casey in the last six minutes of the half proved to be the main difference between the sides in that opening half as the Kerry champions went in leading by 0-6 to 0-4.

Ballinacourty, however, could count themselves unlucky not be in front at this stage, as Alan Kelly twice denied Gary Hurney goal-scoring chances in the opening 12 minutes and the normally reliable Shane Briggs kicked two placed balls wide that he should have tapped over. Whatever competitiveness that remained in the game by the three-quarter mark quickly evaporated when Breen was sent off 17 minutes from time and when Andrew Kenneally punched Dr Crokes’ third goal. After this the contest quickly petered out to its inevitable conclusion, with the Killarney side playing much of the last quarter at pedestrian pace.

Scorers — Dr Crokes: C Cooper 2-3 (1f), A Kenneally 1-1, D Casey 0-4 (1f), B Looney, J Doolan, J Buckley, C Brady, J Jones 0-1 each. Ballinacourty: G Hurney 0-3 (1f), S Briggs, C Keane, M Ferncombe, J Hurney 0-1 each.

Ballinacourty — S Enright; M Lavan, J Phelan, G Breen; J Hurney, P Lynch, R Foley; S Briggs, S O’Hare; J Gorman, P Hurney, M Fives; J O’Mahony, G Hurney, M Ferncombe. Subs: C Keane for J Gorman (20 mins), C Moloney for J O’Mahony (38), M Gorman for M Fives (44).

Dr Crokes — A Kelly; J Payne, L Quinn, D O’Leary; F Fitzgerald, E Brosnan, S Myers; B McMahon, J Buckley; A Kenneally, D Casey, B Looney; C Cooper, K O’Leary, J Doolan. Subs: C Brady for B Looney (49), S O’Neill for A Kennelly (53), J Jones for B McMahon (56), G Tucker for for S Myers (58).

Ref — C Lane (Cork)


For the Record

Ballinacourty (Waterford) Dr. Crokes (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles 0

(Dr. Crokes
1990, 1991, 2006)

Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
N/A 2006
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
0 13
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
N/A 2006 

(Dr. Crokes)

Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 16
Won – 5
Lost –  9
Drawn – 2
Played – 19
Won – 10
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 25th 2007 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney
(Munster Club Semi-Final) –
Ballinacourty (Waterford) 2-6 Kilcummin (Kerry) 0-8

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final

Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Cloughduv                                   UCC (Cork) v Monaleen (Limerick)                                2:00pm

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Ballinacourty (Waterford) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry)          2:00pm


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)

@ Kerry or Waterford venue          Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) v Ballinacourty (Waterford) or Dr. Crokes (Kerry)

@ Tipperary or Waterford venue    Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) v UCC (Cork) or Monaleen (Limerick)

Final

Sunday December 4th (Replay date – Saturday December 10th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Cork hold the best record in the Munster Club Championship with 18 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

Clare won 3 Munster Club Senior Football titles since 2004 and have won 13 of the 24 matches played in the Munster Club Championship since 2000.

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 13 titles, just under half the total of Cork clubs (27). Since 2000, Kerry have captured 2 Munster club titles and have not captured the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title since Laune Rangers victory in 1995 / 1996. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Limerick’s Dromcollogher-Broadford defeated Nemo Rangers and Kilmurry/Ibrickane to win the 2008 Munster Club Senior Football title. Those 2 victories are the only wins for the Limerick Senior Football champions in this competition dating back to 2003, a period of 8 matches which include 7 defeats and 1 drawn game.

Tipperary and Waterford are the only Munster counties yet to win a Munster Club Senior Football title.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 15 Munster Club Senior Football champions (7%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (13) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006,

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

 

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams


All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.


Munster Club Senior
FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter Final – UCC (Cork) 1-19 Monaleen (Limerick) 2-15

Sticky students prevail in the long run

UCC 1-19 Monaleen 2-15 (After Extra-Time)

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

IT took over 80 minutes of absorbing action before the contest was settled in Cloughduv yesterday with UCC’s greater energy and ball retention skills proving decisive in this Munster Club SFC quarter-final. Football games in November generally follow a pattern of dour and low-scoring affairs but this tie was a welcome exception. It was a match characterised by some splendid score-taking and a dramatic finish in normal time. Monaleen looked to have claimed victory, when after a frenzied scramble near the UCC goalmouth in the 62nd minute, the ball fell to corner-back Darren Burke who stabbed a shot to the net.

That score nudged Monaleen into a 2-12 to 1-14 lead yet crucially UCC never panicked. They worked the ball upfield before Peter Crowley was felled as he dashed through the Monaleen defence. The immense pressure did not perturb Jamie O’Sullivan as he faced the free from over 45 yards and he smacked a terrific shot over the bar. “I could hardly look when Jamie was lining up to it,” revealed a breathless UCC manager Paul O’Keeffe. “It was a brilliant kick. The lads might not have panicked on the pitch but I certainly did on the sideline at the end. I think we’ve just gone through enough tight games this year to know what to do in those situations and that was key.”

In extra-time, UCC maintained the impetus derived from that equaliser. Gavan O’Grady and Paul Geaney, their twin attacking threats who struck 1-11 between them, knocked over points to see UCC lead 1-19 to 2-14 at the midway stage. Monaleen substitute Muiris Gavin, who showed that he lost none of the outstanding marksmanship from his days as the hub of the Limerick attack, tapped over a free in the 74th minute that trimmed the gap to one but they could not send the match to a replay. UCC ran down the clock brilliantly by passing the ball around the pitch in the remaining minutes and booked a semi-final place.

“It did worry me going into extra-time that the fresh college legs would have the edge on us,” admitted Monaleen coach Micheál McDermott. “They’re very good at holding onto the ball and we just couldn’t get our hands on it in extra-time. We gave so much and it was just disappointing to come away with defeat. But it was a fantastic game of football and our players left the field with honour.” The match concluded with the Monaleen players being applauded on route to their dressing-room by their own supporters and their UCC opponents, which was a reflection of their fine efforts on the day.

Full-back Barry Fitzpatrick and midfielder Paul Kinnerk were outstanding, and with Luke Kavanagh goaling in the 15th minute, they were 1-3 to 0-1 ahead. However UCC overcame that sluggish start to fight back into contention. They kicked the last four points of the first-half to move back into contention and were boosted early in the second-half when O’Grady netted after O’Sullivan hammered a drive off the crossbar. Martin Hickey and Crowley were in powerful form at the back but they had plenty problems stifling the threats of Jason O’Brien, Gavin and Mike Crowley. Yet the kicking of O’Grady, Geaney and Stephen O’Brien at the other end was instrumental in UCC’s success. After lining out without three of their county final winning team, O’Keeffe was glad with how UCC responded.

“You could see the difference in the way we played today without the two Dr Crokes boys. Johnny’s presence in the middle of the park has been massive for us and then we missed a few frees early on in the game that Daithí would definitely have stuck over. Mike Griffin had a league promotion game with Na Gaeil so we missed what he brings to the team as well. But I think today will focus our minds going forward and we’re relieved to get out of it.”

Scorers for UCC: P Geaney 0-7 (0-4f), G O’Grady 1-4 (0-2f), J O’Sullivan 0-3 (0-2 ‘45), S O’Brien 0-2, M Hickey, D O’Sullivan, JB Spillane 0-1 each.

Scorers for Monaleen: M Gavin 0-5 (0-2f), L Kavanagh 1-1, M Crowley 0-3 (0-1f), D Burke 1-0, G Collins (0-1f), J O’Brien 0-2 each, S Hickey, P Russell 0-1 each.

UCC: S Mellett (Carrigaline, Cork); M Galvin (Ballymacelligot), M Hickey (Carrignavar), P Crowley (Laune Rangers); T Clancy (Fermoy), N Daly (Padraig Pearses), S Kiely (Macroom); W Kennedy (St Michaels), J O’Sullivan (Kilcummin); JB Spillane (Castlegregory), S Beston (Mitchelstown), B Coughlan (Kinsale); S O’Brien (Kenmare), G O’Grady (Glenbeigh/Glencar), P Geaney (Dingle).

Subs: D Culhane (Ballylongford) for Kennedy (43), A Greaney (St Pat’s Blennerville) for O’Brien (60), S Hannifin (Ballyteague) for Coughlan (52), D O’Sullivan (Dingle) for Beston (56), Coughlan for O’Grady (inj) (64), Kennedy for Hannifin (70).

MONALEEN: D O’Sullivan; D Burke, B Fitzpatrick, F Nash; P Quinn, R Murray, S Hickey; B Geary, P Kinnerk; P Russell, C Walsh, M Crowley; G Collins, L Kavanagh, J O’Brien.

Subs: M Gavin for Walsh (half-time), J Hoare for Geary (38), E Keating for Quinn (63), S Leonard for Kinnerk (inj) (70).

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

For the Record

UCC (Cork) Monaleen (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles 3 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
1999 N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
27 2
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2010 

(Nemo Rangers)

2008 

(Dromcollogher-Broadford)

Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 23
Won – 18
Lost –  5
Drawn – 0
Played – 16
Won – 5
Lost –  10
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 25th 2007 at Kilmallock (Munster Club Semi-Final) – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 2-15 Ballylanders (Limerick) 2-9

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2011

Quarter-Final

Sunday November 6th (Replay date – Saturday November 12th)

@ Cloughduv                                   UCC (Cork) v Monaleen (Limerick)                                2:00pm

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Ballinacourty (Waterford) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry)          2:00pm


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)

@ Kerry or Waterford venue          Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) v Ballinacourty (Waterford) or Dr. Crokes (Kerry)

@ Tipperary or Waterford venue    Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) v UCC (Cork) or Monaleen (Limerick)

Final

Sunday December 4th (Replay date – Saturday December 10th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Cork hold the best record in the Munster Club Championship with 18 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

Clare won 3 Munster Club Senior Football titles since 2004 and have won 13 of the 24 matches played in the Munster Club Championship since 2000.

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 13 titles, just under half the total of Cork clubs (27). Since 2000, Kerry have captured 2 Munster club titles and have not captured the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title since Laune Rangers victory in 1995 / 1996. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Limerick’s Dromcollogher-Broadford defeated Nemo Rangers and Kilmurry/Ibrickane to win the 2008 Munster Club Senior Football title. Those 2 victories are the only wins for the Limerick Senior Football champions in this competition dating back to 2003, a period of 8 matches which include 7 defeats and 1 drawn game.

Tipperary and Waterford are the only Munster counties yet to win a Munster Club Senior Football title.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 15 Munster Club Senior Football champions (7%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (13) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006,

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.

Munster Club Senior FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

All Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final – Inagh (Clare) 2-7 Four Roads (Roscommon) 2-5

Inagh (Clare) defeated Four Roads (Roscommon) by 2-7 to 2-5 in the All Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Semi Final on Saturday  in Clarecastle.

Round-up from Clare FM

The Clare side trailed at the break by 2-3 to 0-03 but an opening goal from Sinead O Loughlin brought them to within a point of the Connacht in the 28th minute before Rosanne o Loughlin pulled on a free from Fiona Lafferty to send her side through to the All Ireland final in 2 weeks time.