Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round – Kerry 1-20 IT Tralee 1-15

KERRY LEAVE IT LATE AS TRALEE ARE FLOORED BY A FLYING BRICK

The Waterford Crystal Hurling – Preliminary Round

Kerry 1-20 IT Tralee 1-15

By Murt Murphy for kerrygaa.ie

KERRY recorded their first ever Waterford Crystal Cup victory thanks to Shane Brick’s 12-point haul against IT Tralee in a preliminary round game at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney today. John Egan scored the first point of the 2012 for Kerry and overall it was a useful exercise. Kerry boss John Meyler spoke to www.kerrygaa.ie after the game “We were just a small bit rusty today. It was our first competitive match and we scored 1-20, which I was delighted with. It was great to have Shane Brick back. At times we played very well and there were times when we turned over the ball too much and gave away some silly frees. But overall I am pleased with the effort and that is what you are looking for at this time of the year” The Kerry boss is very much looking forward to playing Cork next Sunday and he believes it will be educational for the Kerry lads ” I think that the Cork game is important now, and they will test us. We will see where are weak because they will expose us, it will be quicker hurling and we try and work on that this week. It will also be very good preparation for the start of the League.”

In fact it’s to the start of the League that Meyler’s thoughts are now firmly focussed “It has to be our main objective this year. There are six teams in Division 2 this year and they all are capable of winning Division 2 and each county will have its their goal, to win Division 2 and get into Division1B. The likes of Westmeath, Carlow, Down and Wicklow have made great strides so it is going to be extremely competitive. Our first match is away to Westmeath, four weeks today and they were down today having a look at us.”

The Kerry boss is looking forward to getting some players back. “We had a few problems coming into today with the four lads getting their Christy Ring awards in Dublin last night and Tom Murnane and Shane Nolan was playing with Munster yesterday afternoon so it wasn’t the greatest preparation in terms of today. I was delighted to have Shane Brick back, he is vital to us. Rory Horgan came in and made a good start to his intercounty career. Hopefully now we will have Andrew Keane back, Willie O’Dwyer ( not for game against Cork), Padraig Boyle into the forwards so have another four players to come back into the squad and that will strengthen us again”

But Meyler thinks that the Cork game is ideal “Look it is important against Cork that we keep our shape and our structure because Cork will be too strong for us. It like doing honours maths in the Leaving Cert – you are going to be tested – but it’s better to get a pass in an honours paper than an honour in a Pass paper and it’s an education we want next Sunday – the touch- the pace, the striking of the Cork lads will be superior than anything we have met or are likely to meet for the rest of the year so it will an ideal outing for us in many ways. But I was pleased with today and it gets the year off on the right note”

After IT Tralee enjoyed the better of the first half, leading 1-10 to 1-9 at half-time thanks to Eamonn Brosnan’s 1-5 and Mark Deegan’s 0-3, Kerry cranked up the pressure in the second half but they left it late to make a winning move. Tied four times in the second half, with 10 minutes left it was 1-14 apiece but Brick (0-4) and Kerry goal-scorer Darragh O’Connell (0-2) helped Kerry to set-up a quarter-final against Cork next weekend.

Kerry: B Rochford; P Costello, R Horgan, J Godley; L Boyle, T Murnane, J Griffin; D Dineen, D O’Connell (1-4, 0-2f); S Brick (0-12, 0-8f, 0-1 65), M Boyle (0-1), J Egan (0-2); PJ Connolly, A Boyle, J Flaherty

Subs: S Nolan (0-1), C Harris.

IT Tralee: D Delaney; T Morley (0-1), O Gately, M Lynch (0-2); B Murphy, M Deegan (0-3, 0-2f), M Cleary; M Kiely, J Leahy; C Harty, B O’Grady (0-1), F Kennedy (0-1); E Brosnan (1-5, 0-4f), P O’Connor, G O’Doherty (0-1)

Subs: P Carey, D O’Halloran (0-1), J Walsh.

Referee: Michael O’Connor (Limerick)

Team News

Kerry SH team to play IT Tralee is as follows –

1 Bernard Rochford Killeagh, Co Cork

2 Paud Costelloe Ballyduff

3 Rory Horgan Ardfert

4 James Godley Kilmoyley

5 Liam Boyle, Captain Ballyduff

6 Tom Murnane Kilmoyley

7 John Griffin Lixnaw

8 Darren Dinneen Ardfert

9 Darragh O Connell Abbeydorney

10 Shane Brick Kilmoyley

11 Michael Boyle Ballyduff

12 John Egan Ardfert

13 Pa Joe Connolly Ballyduff

14 Aidan Boyle Ballyduff

15 Shane Nolan Crotta O’Neills

16 John B O Halloran Kilmoyley

17 John Fitzgerald Causeway

18 Colin Harris Ballincollig, Co Cork

19 Ally O Connor Ballyduff

20 Cyril Lynch Crotta O’Neills

21 James Flaherty Lixnaw

22 Darren Wallace Ardfert

23 Anthony Fealy Causeway

24 Adrian Royle Kilmoyley

Kerry SH Team Management – Bainisteoir John Meyler; Trainer Joe O Connor; Trainer Wayne Murphy; Coach Eddie Murphy; Selector John Hennessey, Christy Walsh

For the Record

Kerry IT Tralee
2011 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Lost to the Cork Institute of Technology by 1-7 to 0-7 in the Preliminary Round Lost to Clare by 1-19 to 2-13 in the Preliminary Round
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 0 0
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title N/A N/A
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 6
Won – 0
Lost – 6
Drawn – 0
Played – 4
Won – 0
Lost – 4
Drawn – 0

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2012

Preliminary Round (Extra time)

Sunday January 22nd

@ Dolla                                              Tipperary 2-24 Limerick Institute of Technology 1-16

 

Sunday January 29th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       Kerry v IT Tralee                                            @ 2:00pm

@ Sixmilebridge                               Clare v WIT                                                    @ 2:00pm

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday February 5th

@ Cork or Kerry venue                     Cork v Kerry or IT Tralee                              @ 2:00pm

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v University of Limerick               @ 2:00pm

@ Limerick or Clare venue              Limerick v Clare or LIT                                 @ 2:00pm

@ WIT Sportsgrounds                      Waterford v UCC                                          @ 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday February 12th

@ TBC                                               Cork, Kerry or IT Tralee v UL or Tipperary
@ TBC                                               Limerick, Clare or LIT v Waterford or UCC

Final (Extra time)

Sunday February 19th


Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

Kerry and IT Tralee are the only teams not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 with Kerry losing 6 games and IT Tralee losing 4. Those teams are drawn together in the preliminary round on January 29th so one of those streaks will end.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 18, Lost 35, a 34% success rate. Since the Third Level Colleges entered the McGrath Cup (Senior Football) in 2005, their success rate is 32%.

Tipperary won their first 6 home matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup from 2006 to 2009 before losing their first round matches in 2010 (v Clare at Borrisoleigh) and in 2011 (v WIT at Clonmel).

Waterford have won 11 of their last 13 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup, including a current winning streak of 7 matches.

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

Limerick won the first Waterford Crystal Cup title in 2006, winning four matches in the process. Since then, in three appearances in the competition they have failed to win a game.

The University of Limerick is the only third level college to have a winning record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 – winning 7 games and losing 6.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

On this date

January 29th 2006 – Clare lost to Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Cup Semi-Final by 1-14 to 0-13 in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Waterford Crystal Cup

Waterford Crystal began their sponsorship of the Munster pre-season hurling competition in 2006. Prior to this, the competition was played in different formats dating back to the early 1990’s and was most popularly known as the South Eastern Hurling League which also included county teams from Leinster.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Tipperary (2) – 2007, 2008

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

IT Tralee Hurling Panel

The IT Tralee panel for the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup includes the following players broken down by county –

Kerry (7) – Darren Delaney, Jason Bowler, Brian Murphy, Jason Leahy, Colum Harty, Barry O Grady, Kevin Ophern

Tipperary (5) – Paudi Carey, Danny Noonan, Fergal Collins, Paddy Gavin, Damien Ryan

Limerick (4) – Mike Rea, Mark Deegan, Mikie Kiely, Podge O Connor

Clare (3) – Fergus Kennedy, Gearoid O Doherty, Donal O’Halloran

Cork (3) – Oisin Gately, Eamonn Brosnan, Ross Corbett

Mayo (1) – Thaigh Morley

Offaly (1) – Micheal Cleary

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Preliminary Round – Clare 3-25 WIT 0-5

Clare show intent

From the Irish Times newspaper

Clare 3-25 Waterford IT 0-5: NEW CLARE manager Davy Fitzgerald witnessed his charges totally outclass Waterford Institute of Technology in a preliminary round game of the Waterford Crystal Cup at Sixmilebridge. Fitzgerald returned to his native county and his home town for the first competitive outing of the year. WIT were short up to 10 regulars on the day because of a vital upcoming Fitzgibbon Cup tie against Cork IT on Thursday next, while Clare were also missing many of their student contingent.

The hosts led by 0-6 to no score by the 10th minute and by half-time had cruised into a 2-14 to 0-3 lead. Aaron Cunningham and the in-form Daire Keane scored the two goals before the break while corner-forward Eoin Hayes added a third, 27 minutes into the second half. Clare will now face Limerick next weekend in the next round.

CLARE : P Kelly, D O’Donovan, C Dillon, C Cooney (0-1); S Morey, E Barrett, J McInerney; N O’Connell (0-3), P Donnellan (0-2); C Chaplin, D Keane (1-7), F Lynch; E Hayes (1-0), C Ryan (0-7, 0-3 frees), A Cunningham (1-3, 0-1 free). Subs: J Clancy (0-2) for Ryan (inj, 26 mins), M Earley for Cooney (62), S O’Halloran for Morey (66).

WIT: S O’Keeffe (Waterford); M Power (Waterford), P Nolan (Kilkenny), J Cahill (Kilkenny); S O’Keeffe (Waterford), L O’Loughlin (Clare), D Murphy (Dublin); M Power (Kilkenny), J O’Dwyer (Tipperary); E Madigan (Waterford), S Cleary (Tipperary), C O’Meara (Tipperary); T Kavanagh (Tipperary), J Dillon (Waterford), K Hammersley (Tipperary).

Subs: B Burke (Galway, O’Dwyer 55); N Connors (Waterford, O’Keeffe 55).

Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

For the Record

Clare WIT
2011 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Defeated IT Tralee and LIT before losing to Waterford by 2-19 to 2-18 in the semi-final Defeated Tipperary in the preliminary round before their quarter-final with UL was abandoned due to fog. WIT subsequently withdrew from the competition
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 1 0
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title 2009 N/A
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 17
Won – 12
Lost – 5
Drawn – 0
Played – 10
Won – 4
Lost – 6
Drawn – 0

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2012

Preliminary Round (Extra time)

Sunday January 22nd

@ Dolla                                              Tipperary 2-24 Limerick Institute of Technology 1-16

Sunday January 29th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       Kerry v IT Tralee                                            @ 2:00pm

@ Sixmilebridge                               Clare v WIT                                                    @ 2:00pm

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday February 5th

@ Cork or Kerry venue                     Cork v Kerry or IT Tralee                              @ 2:00pm

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v University of Limerick               @ 2:00pm

@ Limerick or Clare venue              Limerick v Clare or LIT                                 @ 2:00pm

@ WIT Sportsgrounds                      Waterford v UCC                                          @ 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday February 12th

@ TBC                                               Cork, Kerry or IT Tralee v UL or Tipperary
@ TBC                                               Limerick, Clare or LIT v Waterford or UCC

Final (Extra time)

Sunday February 19th


Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 18, Lost 35, a 34% success rate. Since the Third Level Colleges entered the McGrath Cup (Senior Football) in 2005, their success rate is 32%.

Tipperary won their first 6 home matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup from 2006 to 2009 before losing their first round matches in 2010 (v Clare at Borrisoleigh) and in 2011 (v WIT at Clonmel).

Waterford have won 11 of their last 13 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup, including a current winning streak of 7 matches.

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

Limerick won the first Waterford Crystal Cup title in 2006, winning four matches in the process. Since then, in three appearances in the competition they have failed to win a game.

The University of Limerick is the only third level college to have a winning record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 – winning 7 games and losing 6.

Kerry and IT Tralee are the only teams not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 with Kerry losing 6 games and IT Tralee losing 4. Those teams are drawn together in the preliminary round on January 29th so one of those streaks will end.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

On this date

January 29th 2006 – Clare lost to Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Cup Semi-Final by 1-14 to 0-13 in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Waterford Crystal Cup

Waterford Crystal began their sponsorship of the Munster pre-season hurling competition in 2006. Prior to this, the competition was played in different formats dating back to the early 1990’s and was most popularly known as the South Eastern Hurling League which also included county teams from Leinster.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Tipperary (2) – 2007, 2008

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

McGrath Cup Senior Football Final – Cork 0-13 Tipperary 0-6

Cork defeated Tipperary by 0-13 to 0-6 in the McGrath Cup Senior Football Final on Sunday at Clonmel Sportsfield. Cork led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the interval before taking over in the second half to race in to a 0-12 to 0-4 lead. Tipperary had some late goal chances but Cork goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran pulled off some good saves to ensure a clean sheet. Afterwards, Munster Vice-Chairman Robert Frost presented the McGrath Cup to Cork captain Ray Carey.

 

O’Halloran stands tall for Cork

Tipperary 0-06 Cork 0-13

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

ONLY 29 days have elapsed in the first month of the 2012 season and the Cork senior footballers got their hands on silverware at the Clonmel Sportsfield yesterday. Yet the muted post-match reaction suggests they will not pause too long to reflect on this McGrath Cup final triumph. There were only 915 present to watch Cork trudge past Tipperary in testing underfoot conditions and much of the crowd had dispersed by the time Ray Carey, standing in for regular captain Graham Canty, lifted the trophy. The competition served its purpose for Cork, feeding them a diet of three games during January and allowing Conor Counihan put players under the microscope.

Having picked up a few minor knocks over the past week and putting another side together for a workout with Dublin last Friday night in Abbeyleix, Counihan was forced to shake things up before throw-in yesterday. Six names were scratched off the original teamsheet, with Sean Kiely, Micheal Ó Laoire and Paul Honohan amongst those pushed into action. “It’s a competition we decided to enter this year and, having entered it, we wanted to win it,” reflected Counihan. “We’ve had good ground up to this in our games but that pitch was very tough to play on there. We had a number of new players out there again today and it was an opportunity to have a look at them. It was pleasing.”

Tipperary’s efforts to land a first McGrath Cup crown in eight years were undone by their poor shooting. Points by Phillip Austin in the 32nd minute and Conor Sweeney in the 49th minute were the only occasions when they found solace from play as the Cork defence thwarted Tipperary. In the finale Tipperary managed to crack the codes to unlock the Cork rearguard but found it an impossible task to smuggle the ball past goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran. The Bishopstown man produced breathtaking saves to twice deny Barry Grogan before showing the agility to flick away a Peter Acheson shot en route to the bottom corner injury-time. After also watching Austin smack a left foot shoot narrowly wide in either half, Tipperary manager John Evans was entitled to wonder what would have transpired had his team found the net.

“From a Cork point of view, Ken O’Halloran was man of the match, as he made a few absolutely superb saves,” said Evans. “The shots were just inside the post but he still managed to tip the ball away. That doesn’t mean we’d have won the game but it does show we can create chances. I’m disappointed we didn’t put up a bigger score. There were a few chances we had from frees that you’ve got to put over the bar. But it was good preparation for the league and very honest commitment from both sets of teams in trying conditions.”

Cork’s experience and strength were key facets in their victory with both Michael Shields in defence and Pearse O’Neill commanding midfield. They led 0-6 to 0-3 at the break and looked capable of upping their game. It materialised early in the second-half. Wing-backs Kiely and Conor O’Driscoll showed up well with their range of foot-passing, and both Paul Kerrigan and Fintan Goold displayed the guile to create point-scoring chances as Cork raced 0-11 to 0-4 clear by the 50th minute.

Tipperary shored up their rearguard with Ciaran McDonald and Robbie Kiely to the fore while Austin and Acheson found greater joy weaving their way through the Cork defence. The closing stages saw Tipperary press forward incessantly yet they could not make further inroads on the scoreboard. Cork were indebted to the heroics of O’Halloran in goal and coped with the deteriorating surface to preserve their advantage. But Counihan has injury concerns over Colm O’Neill, Patrick Kelly, Donncha O’Connor and Eoin Cadogan ahead of next Sunday’s league trip to the Morgan Athletic Grounds to face Armagh. “It was tough going out there,” admitted Goold. “If it wasn’t for Ken in goal, it could have been hairy.”

Scorers for Cork: P Kerrigan 0-4 (1f), F Goold 0-3 (2fs), C O’Driscoll, P O’Neill, M Ó Laoire, F Lynch, L Shorten, S Cahalane 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: B Grogan 0-4fs, P Austin, C Sweeney 0-1 each.

CORK: K O’Halloran; M Shields, R Carey, K Harrington; S Kiely, P Kissane, C O’Driscoll; P O’Neill, M Ó Laoire; F Goold, F Lynch, L Shorten; S Cahalane, P Kerrigan, P Honohan.

Subs: L Connolly for Ó Laoire (ht), A O’Reilly for Harrington (51), J Fitzpatrick for Honohan (53), N O’Leary for Shields (63).

TIPPERARY: M O’Donnell; R Costigan, C McDonald, P Codd; R Kiely, T Ryan, L Egan; B Jones, E Ryan; H Coghlan, S Grogan, P Acheson; C Sweeney, P Austin, B Grogan.

Subs: B Fox for Egan (47), S Carey for S Grogan (47), D Heffernan for Jones (54), S Ryan for Coghlan (61).

Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)

 

O’Halloran states case for No 1 shirt

From the Irish Indepdendent newspaper

KEN O’Halloran threw down the gauntlet to Cork’s regular No 1 Alan Quirke with a fine display of goalkeeping as the Rebels claimed a sixth McGrath Cup success yesterday. O’Halloran was dependable throughout as his side claimed a deserved victory in Clonmel, excelling in the closing minutes with three superb saves. The former All-Ireland winning U-21 goalkeeper denied Tipperary hitman Barry Grogan with two fine stops in the space of three minutes before the end but the Bishopstown man left the best for last in stoppage-time. As Tipp chased what would have been a consolation goal, Peter Acheson unleashed a shot that looked destined for the bottom corner, only for 25-year-old O’Halloran to push the fiercely-struck effort away for a ’45’. O’Halloran’s late heroics were the brief highlights on a largely forgettable afternoon in Clonmel as persistent rain beforehand resulted in heavy underfoot conditions.

Good football was at a premium and while Cork boss Conor Counihan will have been pleased by the fighting qualities of his understrength team, he’ll have noticed how Tipp created no fewer than five clear-cut goalscoring opportunities. Apart from O’Halloran’s hat-trick of saves, Tipp also threatened twice through captain Philip Austin, who screwed wide on both occasions when presented with good openings. For Cork, this was merely a starter ahead of the start of the Allianz Football League next Sunday, when the Rebels travel to Armagh. The Leesiders are looking to successfully defend their league title, but Counihan is monitoring a cluster of injuries. Daniel Goulding and Ciaran Sheehan are long-term absentees but Paddy Kelly, Colm O’Neill, Donncha O’Connor and Eoin Cadogan are rated doubtful starters ahead of the trip to the Morgan Athletic Grounds.

Counihan vowed: “We’ll have a few issues but fellas there today performed well and hopefully that gives us a few more options.” By half-time yesterday, Cork had registered more wides than scores, seven to six, while Tipp had just one point from play on the board and trailed by 0-6 to 0-3. Tipp managed just a further point from play during the entire second half while Cork kept the scoreboard ticking over and led by eight points twice before winning by seven.

In front of 915 spectators, Grogan was held scoreless from play as Michael Shields put the shackles firmly on the Aherlow forward, and O’Halloran denied him when he did get free. Tipp boss John Evans reflected: “Ken O’Halloran made superb saves. He was Man of the Match from a Cork point of view. “It doesn’t mean we’d have won the game if we had got one or two (goals). It just goes to show that we can create chances. The breaks didn’t go our way. We need to be taking the points — there were a couple of chances from frees that you’ve got to be putting over. “But it was good preparation for the league — I’m disappointed that we didn’t put up a better score but it was really honest endeavour. Cork set themselves up defensively and we had to adapt to that as well.”

Scorers — Cork: P Kerrigan 0-4 (1f), F Goold 0-3 (2f), C O’Driscoll, F Lynch, S Cahalane, L Shorten, P O’Neill, M O’Leary 0-1 each. Tipperary: B Grogan 0-4f, C Sweeney, P Austin 0-1 each.

CORK — K O’Halloran; M Shields, R Carey, K Harrington; C O’Driscoll, P Kissane, S Kiely; P O’Neill, M O’Leary; F Goold, F Lynch, L Shorten; S Cahalane, P Kerrigan, P Honohan. Subs: L Connolly for M O’Leary (h-t), A O’Reilly for Harrington (50), J Fitzpatrick for Honohan (53), N O’Leary for Shields (62).

TIPPERARY — M O’Donnell; R Costigan, C McDonald, P Codd; R Kiely, T Ryan, L Egan; B Jones, E Ryan; H Coghlan, S Grogan, P Acheson; C Sweeney, P Austin, B Grogan. Subs: B Fox for Egan (48), S Carey for S Grogan (48), D Heffernan for Jones (57), S Ryan for Coghlan (61), J O’Callaghan for Kiely (67).

Ref — P O’Sullivan (Kerry)

For the Record

Tipperary Cork
Team Manager John Evans Conor Counihan
2011 McGrath Cup Performance Defeated UL in the Preliminary Round before losing to Waterford in the Quarter-Final Defeated WIT and Limerick before losing to Kerry in the semi-final by 2-11 to 1-11.
Number of McGrath Cup Senior Football titles 3 5
Last McGrath Cup Senior Football Title 2003 2009
McGrath Cup Senior Football Record since 2000 Played – 22
Won – 11
Lost – 11
Drawn – 0
Played – 17
Won – 15
Lost – 2
Drawn – 0

Fixtures and Results

Preliminary Round

Sunday January 8th

@ WIT Sportsgrounds                      IT Tralee 2-14 Waterford 0-14

@ Doonbeg                                       Clare 0-18 University of Limerick 1-8

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                     Tipperary 2-13 Limerick Institute of Technology 3-8

Quarter-Finals
Sunday January 15th

@ CIT Sportsgrounds                       Cork Institute of Technology 2-16 IT Tralee 2-5
@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                Cork 2-14 Clare 0-7
@ Clonmel Sportsfield                     Tipperary 4-16 Waterford Institute of Technology 0-6
@ Michael Neville Park                    University College Cork 1-19 Limerick 0-10


Semi-Finals
Sunday January 22nd

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                Cork 2-17 Cork Institute of Technology 0-7

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                     Tipperary 1-15 University College Cork 0-10

Final (Extra time)

Sunday January 29th

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                     Tipperary v Cork                                           @ 2:00pm

McGrath Cup Senior Football – Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Cork’s McGrath Cup success rate is 88% (best of any county) with 15 wins out of 17 in the competition.  In the same period, Tipperary have won half of their 22 matches, 11 wins, 11 defeats.

85 players have scored in the 9 matches to date in 2012 McGrath Senior Football competition to date with Tipperary’s Barry Grogan top of the charts with 4-13. Colm O’Neill (Cork) is second in the scoring charts with 2-6.

22 goals have been scored to date in the 2012 McGrath Cup competition (an average of 2.4 goals per match). This contrasts with 16 goals scored in the 2011 competition over 11 matches (an average of 1.4 goals per match).

Cork’s last won the McGrath Cup title in 2009 thanks to a 1-13 to 0-6 victory over the University of Limerick. The Cork team on that occasion lined out as follows – K Murphy; B Crowley, N O’Donovan, K Harrington; D Murphy, Eoin Sexton, R O’Sullivan; A O’Sullivan, Alan O’Connor; Conor McCarthy, Fintan Goold, P Kelly; M Harrington, C McManus, K O’Sullivan. Subs used: C Keane for Kelly (yellow card, 33 mins), Seamus Hayes for M Harrington (50), S O’Sullivan for C McManus (51), R Brosnan for Goold (56), P Gayer for Crowley (57).

Tipperary have not qualified for the final of the McGrath Cup since 2003 when they captured the title with a 1-9 to 1-8 victory over Clare at Miltown-Malbay. Fergal O’Callaghan was the winning captain for Tipperary. The Tipperary team on that occasion lined out as follows – Brian Enright; Benny Hahessy, Niall Kelly, Damien Byrne; Shane Maher, Declan Fanning, Niall Fitzgerald; Kevin Mulryan, Aidan Fitzgerald; Tony Doyle, Fergal O’Callaghan (Captain), Patrick Hally; Benny Hickey, Eamonn Hanrahan, David Byrne.
Subs: Declan Browne for Hally, John Paul Looby for David Byrne, Patrick Hally for Maher.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the McGrath Cup since entering in 2005 (including the 2012 matches to date) is Won 21, Lost 44 (32% success rate)

McGrath Cup Senior Football Roll Of Honour

Clare (12) – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1985, 1987, 2001, 2004, 2005

Cork (5) – 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009

Tipperary (3) – 1989, 1993, 2003

Kerry (3) – 1996, 2010, 2011

Waterford (1) – 1981

London (1) – 1988
Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete Roll of Honour since the competition began in 1981 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mcgrath-cup-football/

McGrath Cup

Presented by Joe McGrath on June 21st, 1981 for the promotion of Senior Football in Munster

McGrath Cup – 2012 Scorers

Barry Grogan (Tipperary) – 4-13 (0-5 frees, 0-1 45)
Colm O’Neill (Cork) – 2-6
Barry O’Hare (IT Tralee) – 1-9 (0-4 frees, 0-1 45)
Philip Austin (Tipperary) – 1-8 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free)
Gary Hurney (Waterford) – 0-10 (0-6 frees)
Donal Óg Hodnett (CIT) – 1-7 (0-4 frees)
Paul Kerrigan (Cork) – 1-6 (0-3 frees, 0-1 45)
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) – 1-4
David Tubridy (Clare) – 0-7 (0-4 frees, 0-1 45)
Alan O’Donoghue (IT Tralee) – 1-4
Gary Brennan (Clare) – 0-7
Hugh Curran (CIT) – 0-7
Mark Collins (UCC) – 1-3 (0-1 free)
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 1-2
Hugh Coghlan (Tipperary) – 0-4
Peter Acheson (Tipperary) – 0-4
Brian Mulvihill (Tipperary) – 0-4
Liam Shorten (Cork) – 0-4
Paudie Kissane (Cork) – 1-1
Joe Dowling (LIT) – 1-1
K O’Grady (WIT) – 0-4 (0-4 frees)
Colin Dempsey (UL) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Paul Geaney (UCC) – 0-4
Ger Collins (Limerick) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Mike Quilligan (Limerick) – 0-4 (0-3 frees)
Jerry O’Connor (CIT) – 1-1
Brian Fox (Tipperary) – 0-3
Fiachra Lynch (Cork) – 0-3
Seanie Cahalane (Cork) – 0-3
Mark Reen (UCC) – 0-3
Rory Donnelly (Clare) – 0-3
Ger Quinlan (Clare) – 0-3
Mikey Brennan (IT Tralee) – 1-0
Rory O’Sullivan (CIT) – 0-3
Eoghan O’Connor (LIT) – 1-0
Seamus Carroll (LIT) – 1-0
G O’Driscoll (IT Tralee) – 1-0
J Burke (LIT) – 0-3 (0-3 frees)
Edmund Walsh (UL) – 1-0
Pearse O’Neill (Cork) – 0-2
Brian Coughlan (UCC) – 0-2
Rory Deane (IT Tralee) – 0-2
M O’Shea (Clare) – 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Barry O’Driscoll (UCC) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Kevin O’Sullivan (Cork) – 0-1
Nicholas Murphy (Cork) – 0-1
Noel O’Leary (Cork) – 0-1
M Ó Laoire (Cork) – 0-1
Fintan Goold (Cork) – 0-1
Alan O’Connor (Cork) – 0-1
Sean Carey (Tipperary) – 0-1
S Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-1
S Murphy (WIT) – 0-1
C McDonnell (WIT) – 0-1
D Heffernan (LIT) – 0-1
S Malone (LIT) – 0-1
M Hallissey (LIT) – 0-1 (0-1 free)
K Larkin (LIT) – 0-1
Barry O’Grady (IT Tralee) – 0-1
Andrew Hegarty (IT Tralee) – 0-1
S O’Hehir (Waterford) – 0-1
S Briggs (Waterford) – 0-1
Liam Ó Lionáin (Waterford) – 0-1 (0-1 free)
G Nugent (Waterford) – 0-1
P Collins (Clare) – 0-1
Mark Cahalane (UL) – 0-1
J O’Donoghue (UL) – 0-1
Michael Geaney (UL) – 0-1
F Fitzgerald (UL) – 0-1
Steve O’Donoghue (CIT) – 0-1
Kevin Hallissey (CIT) – 0-1
Brian McGuire (CIT) – 0-1
P Daly (CIT) – 0-1
C Fleming (CIT) – 0-1
B Poff (IT Tralee) – 0-1
D Kelly (IT Tralee) – 0-1
D Russell (Clare) – 0-1
G Quinlan (Clare) – 0-1
Kevin O’Driscoll (UCC) – 0-1
JB Spillane (UCC) – 0-1
David Nation (UCC) – 0-1
James O’Sullivan (UCC) – 0-1
Adrian Greaney (UCC) – 0-1
John Riordan (Limerick) – 0-1
Graham O’Connell (Limerick) – 0-1


Munster Scor na nOg Final

Torthaí — Comórtaisí Ceannais na Mumhan — Scór na nÓg Domhnach 29ú Eanáir (29/1/12) — Ceapach Choinn, Co. Phort Láirge

Rince Fóirne: Craobh Chomhartha/Luimneach

Amhránaíocht Aonair: Athán-Kelly Ní Riain/Luimneach

Ceol Uirlise: Baile Uí Dhonnchú/Ciarraí

Aithriseoireacht: Uíbh Laoghaire-Treasa Ní Chróinín/Corcaigh

Bailéad Ghrúpa: An Teampall Uachtarach-An Drom Bán/Tiobraid Árann

Tráth na gCeist: Bóthar Buí/Corcaigh

Nuachleas: Raonuithe Cairbre/Corcaigh

Rince Seit: Bóthar Buí/Corcaigh

Comórtaisí Ceannais na hÉireann — Scór na nÓg Satharn 18ú Feabhra (18/2/12) Caisleán a’ Bharraigh, Co. Mhaigh Eo — 3.00 i.n.

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Comórtaisí Ceannais Scór na nÓg na Mumhan

Domhnach 29ú Eanáir (29/1/12)

Ceapach Choinn, Co. Phort Láirge — 2.30 i.n.

Clubanna/Contaethe a bheidh ag glacadh páirte:

Corcaigh

Carraig Uí Leighin: Rince Fóirne

Uíbh Laoghaire/Treasa Ní Chróinín: Amhránaíocht Aonair/Aithriseoireacht

Raonuithe Cairbre: Nuachleas

Bóthar Buí: Ceol Uirlise/Bailéad Ghrúpa/Tráth na gCeist/Rince Seit

Tiobraid Árann

S.C. Ó Breacáin: Rince Fóirne/Rince Seit

Drom agus Inse/Aisling Ní Sheanacháin: Amhránaíocht Aonair

Port Nua: Ceol Uirlise

Buiríos ó Luigheach/Orla Ní Riain: Aithriseoireacht

An Teampall Uachtarach: Bailéad Ghrúpa

Luachma/Caisleán Laighnigh: Tráth na gCeist

Teampall Doire: Nuachleas

Luimneach

Craobh Chomhartha: Rince Fóirne

Athán/Kelly Ní Riain: Amhránaíocht Aonair

An Bhánóg/Gráinne Nic Giobúin: Aithriseoireacht/Ceol Uirlise

Na Piarsaigh: Tráth na gCeist

Ciarraí

Gleann Fleisce: Rince Fóirne/Bailéad Ghrúpa

Baile Mhic Eileagóid/Orla NÍ Chatháin: Amhránaíocht Aonair

Baile Uí Dhonnchú: Ceol Uirlise

Naomh Seanán: Nuachleas

An Rinn Ard: Rince Seit

An Clár

Lios Uí Chathasaigh/Ciarán Ó Maolrúnaigh: Aithriseoireacht/Bailéad Ghrúpa

Nuachleas/Rince Seit

Cora Chaitlín: Tráth na gCeist

 

Comórtaisí Ceannais na hÉireann — Scór na nÓg

Satharn 18ú Feabhra (18/2/12)

Caisleán a’ Bharraigh. Co. Mhaigh Eo — 2.30 i.n.