Munster Club SFC Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-14 UCC 2-10

Football’s December flourish

Dr Crokes (Kerry) 3-14 UCC (Cork) 2-10

By Tony Leen for the Irish Examiner newspaper

LOOK at the scoreline and ponder the date. December 4.

The GAA twilight zone when yellow cards and fractious incidents go stride for stride with scores. The weather was classically club final yesterday in Killarney. Slate grey skies, sheet-rods of rain, but the players and mentors of Dr Crokes and UCC went about their business without meanness or treachery. Hence the hurling scoreline, a festival of scores.

Naïve? Hmm. That was College’s first defeat in 17 Sigerson and Championship matches this season. And Dr Crokes might have created some kind of GAA asterisk for themselves by starting and finishing the same calendar year in two different Munster Club finals. Their 2011 isn’t done yet. In two weeks they’ll steel themselves for an East Kerry (O’Donoghue Cup) Championship semi-final against Glenflesk before coach Harry O’Neill can start thinking of the new year and the All-Ireland semi-final clash with Crossmaglen in February. If the pain of last January’s Munster club final defeat to Nemo was a prod yesterday, the manner of their loss to the Armagh men in the 2007 All-Ireland final will doubtless stoke New Year preparations.

Yesterday’s Munster final success, the club’s fourth, was a Crokes patent in its execution. 1-4 to 0-2 down after 20 minutes, their peerless ability to wriggle out of difficulty was again their salvation. Within three minutes, they had created two goals against the run of the opening quarter. How do they keep doing that? Lock-pickers. Back in 1992, when this glorious run of success began, they had intelligent goal-getting forwards like Pat O’Shea, Connie Murphy and Seanie O’Shea. Afterwards came Roland Neher and company. There is a club culture that begins with the under age structure Pat O’Shea has put in place.

UCC coach Paul O’Keeffe has a simpler explanation: when you’ve forwards like Colm Cooper, Kieran O’Leary, Brian Looney and Dáithí Casey, there’s always problems. The Killarney quartet mined 3-12 of the total yesterday. It was O’Leary’s 21st minute strike that cancelled UCC’s opening goal, confidently taken by Kenmare’s Stephen O’Brien. College still had a 1-4 to 1-2 edge before O’Leary, who had an outstanding game, ghosted inside the cover and palmed down a Cooper free to Dáithí Casey to goal again.

The Crokes template is to punish vulnerable opposition but it took a while. College have built a defiance from this wonderful year one wouldn’t normally associate with university teams and Brian Coughlan and Mike Griffin both pointed to level again approaching half-time (2-3 to 1-6). UCC reworked their full back line early and often to try and counter the Casey-O’Leary-Cooper axis. Martin Hickey, Matthew Galvin and Sean Kiely all had spells trying to quell Kieran O’Leary without apparent success. Gooch was yet to erupt as the sides went to the dressing rooms with Crokes 2-4 to 1-6 in front after a Casey free.

The 2,961 paying patrons didn’t have long to wait for the Cooper cameo – the first, second and third minutes of the second half, in fact, each recorded with a Gooch point. The last of the three was created by Johnny Buckley, who was now hobbling around the edge of the square after rolling an ankle. He is due to go for a scan today to determine whether he can join his inter-county colleagues on a short sojourn to New York this week. That could have been an issue but Ambrose O’Donovan was always watching the back door, while Dáithí Casey slotted in as his creative partner.

College centre-back Niall Daly and Crokes’ Duracell wing forward Brian Looney swapped points before Crokes took a tighter grip. Eoin Brosnan surged forward to fist a point but there was still a dying sting from a wearying College outfit as Sean Kiely and Paul Geaney landed points to make it 2-9 to 1-9. Only their All-Ireland commitments into February will prevent Looney and Dáithí Casey being called into Jack O’Connor’s National League squad. The Kingdom coach may also fret over Cooper and Kieran O’Leary, who’ve been at it without a break since the beginning of the year.

“We’ll taper it down now while the (Kerry) lads are in New York,” Crokes coach Harry O’Neill said, “but I’m sure there will be plenty of fellas ready to put their hand up for the Glenflesk game. After Christmas, we’ll begin to think about Crossmaglen.” Football neutrals already are. Crokes have played their last six county and provincial club championship games in Killarney but it is less the venue and more the physical strength of the Ulster champions that will exercise minds on Lewis Road over the holiday period.

This latest group of Crokes crackers are still a year or two from their peak, not just in football terms but from a physical point of view. The full back line yesterday looked uncomfortable in the opening quarter and four of the six backs are what we’d euphemistically call tidy. Their celebrated attack will always give Crokes a chance, however. In the final ten minutes they added on the numbers at will and six minutes from the end, Andrew Kenneally slid Casey through to apply the killer finish. 3-13 to 1-10. It must have been hard for one of their own to finish them off but in a final and laudable show of defiance, Paul Geaney bundled home a late goal for UCC. December day, July joy.

Scorers for Dr Crokes: D Casey (2-3, three frees); B Looney, C Cooper (0-4 each); K. O’Leary (1-1); E Brosnan and A O’Donovan (0-1 each).

Scorers for UCC: P Geaney (1-2, 2 frees), S O’Brien (1-0), B Coughlan (0-2), N Daly, S Kiely, W Kennedy, J O’Sullivan, M. Griffin, G. O’Grady (free) (0-1 each).

Subs for Dr Crokes: K McMahon for O’Leary (26); B McMahon for Buckley (53); C Brady for Doolin (57); S O’Neill for Kenneally (60).

Subs for UCC: D Culhane for Hickey (half time); S Beston for O’Sullivan (41); A Geaney for Griffin (43).

Referee: R Hickey (Clare)


Next Round – the winners play the Ulster champions Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final on Sunday February 19th.

For the Record

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) UCC (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Dr. Crokes
1990, 1991, 2006)

Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
2006 1999
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
13 27
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)

(Dr. Crokes)


(Nemo Rangers)

Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 21
Won – 12
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 25
Won – 20
Lost –  5
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives January 30th 2011 at Mallow
(Munster Club Final) –
Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-15 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-13


Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2011


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

@ Cloughduv                                   UCC (Cork) 1-19 Monaleen (Limerick) 2-15 (AET)

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-13 Ballinacourty (Waterford) 0-7

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

@ Dr. Crokes GAA Club grounds             Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 0-12 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-9

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                     UCC (Cork) 5-12 Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 1-5


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

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v UCC (Cork) 2:00pm
Odds and Ends

Dating back to 1986, the representatives of Cork and Kerry have met in the Munster Club Senior Football Final on just 3 occasions out of a total of 25 deciders during that time (12%)

  • 2010 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-15 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-13
  • 2000 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 0-11 Glenflesk (Kerry) 0-7
  • 1996 – Laune Rangers (Kerry) defeated Clonakilty (Cork)

By contrast, in the 21 Munster Club Senior Football Finals played from 1965 through to 1985, Kerry and Cork’s representatives met on 9 occasions (43%).

In the last 5 Munster Club Senior Football Finals, the winning team has won by a margin of 3 points or less on each occasion.

  • 2010 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-15 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-13
  • 2009 – Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-7 Kerins O’Rahillys (Kerry) 0-6
  • 2008 – Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 0-7 Nemo Rangers (Cork) 0-6
  • 2007 – Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Ballinacourty (Waterford) 1-7
  • 2006 – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-5 Nire (Waterford) 0-8

Only 6 goals have been scored in the last 300 minutes of Munster Club Senior Football Final action. Based on the average of a goal every 50 minutes, perhaps the first goal in Fitzgerald Stadium will arrive in the 50th minute and if so, would surely be a match winner?

Since 2000, Cork hold the best record in the Munster Club Championship with 20 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

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).

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.

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.

Clare won 3 Munster Club Senior Football titles since 2004 and have won 13 of the 25 matches played in the Munster Club Championship since 2000.

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 9 matches which include 8 defeats and 1 drawn game, includling Monaleen’s defeat to UCC this season.

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 –

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.

Munster Club SHC Final Replay – Na Piarsaigh 1-13 Crusheen 0-9

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) defeated Crusheen (Clare) by 1-13 to 0-9 in the replay of the AIB Munster Club SHC Final on Sunday at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Click here to view photos from the match

Piarsaigh young guns come of age

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-13 Crusheen (Clare) 0-09

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A BITTERLY cold afternoon in Semple Stadium yesterday, biting wind and heavy showers; a disappointing afternoon also for the players and supporters of gallant Crusheen. And yet it was a game to stir the blood and warm the heart of even the most cynical as Na Piarsaigh continue their Cinderella season — adding a first Munster Club SHC title to the ground-breaking Limerick crown won just a few weeks ago. In front of another disappointing attendance (2,486, down 500 from last week), from the opening minutes it was obvious this was going to be a very different contest to the sporting but almost bloodless affair that was the drawn match. As was the case on Sunday last, both sets of players were totally committed, individually and as a group gave it everything with neither time nor space easily found. But there was also some serious early belting in this one, and it was all from one side, three Na Piarsaigh players (Brian Hartnett, David Breen and Kevin Downes) yellow carded by referee Cathal McAllister within the opening three minutes for dangerous pulls.

It can’t be said this set the tone for the game — from there on it was again a very sporting encounter — but it did say something about which side was the more energised. It took a while for all that energy to emerge but when it did — well, let’s save that for later. Despite all that early Na Piarsaigh bluster, Crusheen set the pace but three bad wides was all they had to show for their efforts. In contrast, with the first look at the posts Kevin Downes, the Na Piarsaigh full-forward, blasted a fine point over from the wide left for the early lead. Late call-up Tony Meaney then replied for Crusheen, but points from Downes again and wing-forward Kevin Ryan had Na Piarsaigh 0-3 to 0-1ahead in the 13th minute. With the wind not giving either side a major advantage Crusheen took charge, and a strong second-quarter (as was the case last week) had them a point in front at the break, 0-5 to 0-4 — young centre-forward Jamie Fitzgibbon with a fine brace.

Na Piarsaigh began the second half looking very strong and tied the game through the giant David Breen, but then missed three opportunities to surge ahead. Crusheen then came fighting back, two more points from Fitzgibbon (had a great tussle with Na Piarsaigh centre-back James O’Brien, who shaded the contest and took man of the match honours) along with two from free-taker Pat Vaughan, against one from Shane Dowling, putting the Claremen three clear (0-9 to 0-6) with only 14 minutes left. The final quarter, however, was all Na Piarsaigh. Where Dowling, scoring hero of last week’s draw, had been quiet up to then, suddenly he began to make his presence felt. Just as significantly, Downes and David Breen also became even more prominent, as did corner forward Kevin Kennedy. Most significantly of all, substitute Adrian Breen, dropped after a poor performance last week, exploded into the game.

Out of nowhere the scores started to flow, and the current was all one-way. 1-6 Na Piarsaigh notched in the final quarter, no reply from Crusheen; 1-3 by Adrian Breen, the goal coming in the 58th minute after fine setup work by Dowling and Downes, two more from Dowling himself, a long-ranger from David Breen, and what had been a tight, tense game was blown open. Rough justice on Crusheen, eventually, and they had legitimate claims for a penalty in the 18th minute ignored, but overall their lack of any kind of goal-scoring threat cost dearly. They were overrun eventually, but can still hold their heads high. On a dreary day, they played their part.

Scorers for Na Piarsaigh: A Breen 1-3, S Dowling 0-3 (2fs, 0-1 65), K Downes, D Breen 0-2 each, K Kennedy, K Ryan, C King 0-1 each.

Scorers for Crusheen: J Fitzgibbon 0-4, P Vaughan 0-3 (2fs), T Meaney, D Forde, 0-1 each.

Subs for Na Piarsaigh: A Breen for Gleeson (28), A Hennessy for Cunningham (40), J Madden for O’Neill (48).

Subs for Crusheen: C O’Donnell for Forde (45), J Meaney for T Meaney (51).

Referee: C McAllister (Cork)


Next Round – the winners play Lougheil Shamrocks (Antrim) in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final on February 11th.

For the Record

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Crusheen (Clare)
2011 Team Manager Sean Stack Michael Browne
2011 Team Captain Kieran Bermingham Gerry O’Grady
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
5 9
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
(Kilmallock, Limerick 2-11, Toomevara, Tipperary 1-11)
(Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17, Mount Sion, Waterford 3-8)
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 20
Won – 7
Lost –  11
Drawn – 2
Played – 18
Won – 7
Lost –  10
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 27th 2011 at Semple Stadium Thurles
(Munster Club Final) –
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-11 Crusheen (Clare) 0-14
Draw your own conclusion Sunday’s drawn final was the first time two clubs have required a replay in this competition since the 2001 Munster Club Senior Hurling Semi-Final between Ballygunner and Toomevara. Since then, 46 matches have been played in this competition which produced a result on the day before the 2011 Final. 

There have been just 4 draws in the final of the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship since the competition began in 1964 (8%)

1977 – St. Finbarrs, Cork 3-05 Sixmilebridge, Clare 3-05 (Draw), St. Finbarrs, Cork 2-08 Sixmilebridge, Clare 0-06 (Replay)

1983 – Midleton, Cork 3-6 Borrisoleigh, Tipperary 1-12 (Draw), Midleton, Cork 1-14 Borrisoleigh, Tipperary 1-11 (Replay)

1985 – Kilruane MacDonaghs, Tipperary 1-8 Blackrock, Cork 1-8 (Draw), Kilruane MacDonaghs, Tipperary 0-12 Blackrock, Cork 0-06 (Replay)

Last Sunday’s drawn match was the 12th time out of the last 17 Munster Club Senior Hurling Finals to be played at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2011


Sunday October 30th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Ballygunner (Waterford) 2-15 Drom & Inch (Tipperary) 1-13

Sunday November 13th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                       Crusheen (Clare) 0-19 Carrigtwohill (Cork) 1-10

@ Walsh Park Waterford                 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-9 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-12


Sunday November 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-11 Crusheen (Clare) 0-14

Final Replay

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

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Crusheen (Clare) 2:00pm

Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (17) – 1964, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1987, 2003, 2005, 2009

Tipperary (11) – 1966, 1969, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2004, 2006, 2007

Clare (9) – 1967, 1968, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Waterford (5) – 1981, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010

Limerick (5) – 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994,

Clare winning teams in Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

1967 – Newmarket on Fergus, Clare 3-09 Carrick Davins, Tipperary 2-07

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS CLARE: Kevin Toomey, Jim Woods, Ml. Considine, Louis Halpin, Jim Cullinan (Captain), Gus Lohan, Joe Hannon, Val Arthur, Liam Danaher, Jimmie McNamara, Paddy McNamara, Pat O’Leary, John McMahon, Mick Arthur, Michael O’Leary.

Sub: Tom Melody.
1968 – Newmarket on Fergus, Clare 5-08 Ballygunner, Waterford 4-03

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kevin Toomey, John O’Leary, Ml. Considine, Billy Meehan, Con Woods, Gus Lohan, D.J. Meehan, Liam Danaher, Pat O’Leary, Val Arthur, Paddy McNamara, Timmie Ryan, Ml. Kilmartin, Jim Woods, Michael O’Leary.

Sub: Mick Arthur.


1984 – Sixmilebridge, Clare 4-10 Patrickswell, Limerick 2-06

SIXMILEBRIDGE, CLARE: Pat Collins, Jamesie Keogh, Noel O’Gorman, Kieran O’Shea, Martin Corry, Sean Stack (Captain), John Brennan, Pat Morey, Flan Quilligan, John Chaplin, P.J. Fitzpatrick, Tommy Morey, Eamon Healy, Danny Chaplin, Gerry Mclnerney.

1995 – Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-18 Eire Og Nenagh, Tipperary 1-07

SIXMILEBRIDGE, CLARE: Davy Fitzgerald, Michael O’Halloran, Kevin McInerney, Michael Toomey, Christy “Rusty” Chaplin, Pat Hayes, Ian Mulready (Captain), Noel Earlie, John Chaplin, Martin Conlon, Flan Quilligan, Alan Mulready, Declan McInerney, Danny Chaplin, Gerry McInerney.

Subs: John O’Connell, Noel O’Gorman, David Chaplin.
1996 – Wolfe Tones, Clare 4-09 Ballygunner, Waterford 4-08

WOLFE TONES, CLARE: Damian Garrihy, Gerry McIntyre, Brian Lohan (Captain), Martin Hartigan, Frank Lohan, Sean Power, Paul Meaney, Denis O’Riordan, Pat O’Rourke, John O’Riordan, Ciaran O’Neill, Paul Lee, Paul O’Rourke, Finbarr Carrig, Paul Keary.

Subs: Derek Collins (played); Michael O’Neill, John Markham, Mark Purcell, John McPhillips, Ger Carrig, Fergal O’Shea, Mike McPhillips, Ray Carley, Joe Costello, Andrew Carr, Eddie Mulvihill
1997 – Clarecastle, Clare 2-11 Patrickswell, Limerick 0-15

CLARECASTLE, CLARE: Tommy Hegarty, Ger Canny, Martin Sheedy (Captain), Bernard Scanlon, Pat Healy, Stephen Sheedy, Anthony Daly, Kenneth Morrissey, Victor O’Loughlin, Fergus Tuohy, Alan Neville, Danny Scanlon, Robert Fitzgerald, Ken Ralph, Ger O’Loughlin.


1998 – St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield, Clare 0-12 Toomevara, Tipperary 0-08

ST.JOSEPHS DOORA BAREFIELD, CLARE: Christy O’Connor, Ger Hoey, Donal Cahill, Kenneth Kennedy, David Hoey, Sean McMahon, Darragh O’Driscoll, Ollie Baker, Joe Considine, James O’Connor, Noel Brodie, Lorcan Hassett (Captain), Greg Baker, Ciaran O’Neill, Andrew Whelan.

Sub: Colm Mullan.
1999 – St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield, Clare 4-09 Ballygunner, Waterford 3-08

ST.JOSEPHS DOORA BAREFIELD, CLARE: Christy O’Connor, Ger Hoey, Donal Cahill, Kenneth Kennedy, David Hoey, Sean McMahon, Darragh O’Driscoll, Ollie Baker, Joe Considine, Colm Mullan, James O’Connor, Noel Brodie, Andrew Whelan, Ciaran O’Neill, Greg Baker.

Subs: Fergal O’Sullivan, Dermot Daly.
2000 – Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-17 Mount Sion, Waterford 3-08

SIXMILEBRIDGE, CLARE: Davy Fitzgerald, Kevin McInerney, John O’Connell, Wayne Kennedy, Alan Mulready, Pat Hayes, Declan Murphy, Stiofan Fitzpatrick, Christy Chaplin (Captain), Robert Conlon, John Reddan, Martin Conlon, Brian Culbert, Niall Gilligan, John O’Meara

Subs: Brian Kennedy, Paul Fitzpatrick, Adrian Chaplin

Limerick winning teams in Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

1988 – Patrickswell, Limerick 3-13 Mount Sion, Waterford 2-13

PATRICKSWELL, LIMERICK: Joe Murphy, Philip Foley, Leonard Enright, Paul Foley, Dave Punch, Pa Carey, Pa Foley, Anthony Carmody, David Punch, Ciaran Carey, Gary Kirby, Seamus Kirby, Ger Hayes (Captain), Sean Foley, Frankie Nolan.

Sub: Gerard Burke
1989 – Ballybrown, Limerick 2-12 Sixmilebridge, Clare 1-08

BALLYBROWN, LIMERICK: Francis O’Reilly, James Coughlan, John Kenny, Shane Adams, Paul O’Connor, Joe O’Connor, Tony Hall, Joe Mann, Colm Coughlan, Ollie O’Connor, Terence Kenny, Pat Davoren, Ed Cliffe, Peter Mulqueen, Seany Hayes.

Sub: C Keyes.
1990 – Patrickswell, Limerick 0-08 Eire Og Ennis, Clare 0-06

PATRICKSWELL, LIMERICK: Joe Murphy, Philip Foley, Paul Foley, Eamonn Kelleher, Dave Punch (Captain), Pa Carey, Pa Foley, Anthony Carmody, Sean Carey, Ger Hayes, Gary Kirby, Seamus Kirby, Sean Foley, Nigel Carey, Leonard Enright.

Sub: Paul O’Grady.
1992 – Kilmallock, Limerick 3-11 Sixmilebridge, Clare 2-11

KILMALLOCK, LIMERICK: Ger Hanley, Sean Burchill, J.J. O’Riordan, Shane O’Grady, Ger O’Riordan, Dave Clarke, Donal Barry, Mike Houlihan, Sean Barrett, Paddy Kelly (Captain), Brendan Hanley, Pat Barrett, Paudge Tobin, Dave Hanley, Thomas Nelligan.

Sub: Paul Dowling


1994 – Kilmallock, Limerick 2-11 Toomevara, Tipperary 1-11

KILMALLOCK, LIMERICK: Tom Hennessy, Ger O’Riordan, Sean Burchill, Shane O’Grady, James Connery, Dave Clarke, Donal Barry, Mike Houlihan (Captain), Pat Barrett, Liam Neenan, Maurice Neligan, Pat Dowling, Paudge Tobin, Brendan Hanley, Paddy Kelly.

Munster GAA Club HURLING 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 –

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork clubs have won 9 titles followed by Tipperary with 3 and Clare with 2. Galway lead the roll of honour with 11 club titles followed by Kilkenny clubs with 10.

Munster Club Senior

Club Championship Senior Hurling Cup – O’Neill Cup

Presented by Sarsfields Club, Cork, in 1972 to commemorate Billy O’Neill who founded their club in 1903.