Munster Minor Football Quarter Final – Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8

Tipperary defeated Kerry by 2-9 to 0-8 in the Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Quarter Final on Saturday at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

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Kennedy sets up rare win

Tipperary 2-09 Kerry 0-08

By Kieran McCarthy for the Irish Examiner web site

All-Ireland minor football champions Tipperary recorded their first win on Kerry soil since 1984 in the Munster MFC on Saturday night. After a poor first-half that saw Kerry lead 0-4 to 0-2 at Austin Stack Park in Tralee, a physically powerful and more experienced Tipperary blitzed the hosts in the second period, with Colman Kennedy grabbing a brace of goals to set-up a provincial semi-final against Cork next month.

Tipperary manager David Power said: “We have a very daunting task now to go down to Cork to play them on May 16. But it’s great for confidence to get a win down here in Kerry, our first here since 1984. “We are happy with the second-half performance. In the first half we were playing well up to the final third but we just weren’t showing our dominance on the scoreboard.” Colman Kennedy’s first goal came eight minutes into the second half,following good build-up play from Philip Quirke and Jason Lonergan, to push Tipperary ahead for the first-time (1-4 to 0-6).

By the time Kennedy bagged his second goal with 10 minutes left,Tipperary — dominant in midfield thanks to Quirke and Stephen O’Brien — had added points through Lonergan, impressive wing-back Bill Maher and Kennedy again to lead 2-7 to 0-6, while a disappointing Kerry struggled to make any impact. A low-point saw Tipp defender Kevin Fahey sent off midway through the second half after picking up two yellow cards. Kerry goalkeeper Stephen Cahillane saved a fourth-minute penalty from Tipp keeper Evan Comerford, while Kerry manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan has promised to ring the changes for tomorrow night’s semi-final play-off away to Waterford (Fraher Field Dungarvan, 7pm).

Scorers for Kerry: N Sheehy (1f), D Ó Sé (1f) 0-2, E Ó Conchúir, K Murphy (1 45), A Barry, S Moloney 0-1 each

Scorers for Tipperary: C Kennedy (2f) 2-2, B Maher, TJ Ryan (1f) 0-2 each, J Longeran, I Fahey, S O’Brien 0-1 each.

KERRY: S Cahillane; C Ó Lúing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; E Doyle, G O’Sullivan; S Moloney, D Ó Sé, E Ó Conchúir; N Sheehy, D Daly, C Keane.

Subs: K Murphy for G O’Sullivan (18); C Fitzgerald for D Daly (30); A Spillane for E Doyle (41); A Barry for N Sheehy (46); J Savage for D Ó Sé (58).

TIPPERARY: E Comerford; T O’Donoghue, J Feehan, L Egan; K Fahey, D Fitzelle, B Maher; S O’Brien, P Quirke; J Lonergan, J McGrath, G Henry; J Shelly, I Fahey, C Kennedy.

Subs: D Cass for T O’Donoghue (36); J Maher for G Henry (52); T Kirwan for J McGrath (56); TJ Ryan for J Shelly (58).

Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)

 

Munster MFC: Tipp off to a flier in Tralee

Report from the Hogan Stand web site

Parading eight of last year’s All-Ireland winning side, Tipperary accounted for Kerry with surprising ease at Austin Stack Park, Tralee last night.

Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8

The Kingdom played the last 20 minutes with 14 men, but Tipp were already on course for victory at that stage. Mickey Ned O’Sullivan’s charges were backed by a strong wind in the opening half, but only led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the break. Indeed, they were lucky not to be behind after goalkeeper Stephen Cahalane saved a penalty from his opposite number Evan Comerford.

Tipp took control on the resumption with two goals from corner forward Colman Kennedy, while wing back Bill Maher also caught the eye with two points. Tipp can expect a tougher test from Cork in the Munster semi-final on May 16, while Kerry must pick themselves up quickly for a losers’ group clash against Waterford in Dungarvan on Tuesday night.

Scorers –

Tipperary: C Kennedy 2-2 (0-2f), T J Ryan (0-1f), B Maher 0-2 each, J Lonergan, I Fahey and P Quirke 0-1 each

Kerry: N Sheehy (fs), D O’Se (0-1f) 0-2 each, K Murphy (45), A Barry, S Moloney and E O’Conchuir 0-1 each

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)

 

Munster MFC first round

Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary had little difficulty in dismissing the feeble Kerry challenge despite having to play the last 20 minutes of the game with 14 men at Austin Stack Park, Tralee, last night. Tipperary, with eight of last year’s team, dominated in most sectors and wing-back Bill Maher was superb with two points. Tipperary had a penalty saved by Kerry ‘keeper Stephen Cahalane in the opening half when his opposite number Evan Comerford was denied, but Kerry’s 0-4 to 0-2 half-time lead was never going to be enough against the wind.

Tipp took over in the second period and two goals from corner-forward Colman Kennedy was enough to sink Kerry. Tipperary now advance to play Cork in the Munster semi-final, while Kerry travel to Waterford this Tuesday night in the losers round.

Scorers — Tipperary: C Kennedy 2-2 (0-2f), T J Ryan (0-1f), B Maher 0-2 each, J Lonergan, I Fahey and P Quirke 0-1 each. Kerry: N Sheehy (fs), D O’Se (0-1f) 0-2 each, K Murphy (45), A Barry, S Moloney and E O’Conchuir 0-1 each

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)

 

Team News

The Kerry Minor team to play in The Munster Minor Football Quarter Final on Saturday 14th April at 7.00pm

1 Stephen Cahillane (Keel)

2 Cathal Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht)

3 Gavin Crowley (Templenoe)

4 Shane O’Connor (John Mitchels)

5 Brian Crowley (Templenoe)

6 Ronan Murphy (Beaufort)

7 Greg Horan (Austin Stacks)

8 Evan Doyle (Ballyduff)

9 Gary O’Sullivan (Listry)

10 Sean Moloney (John Mitchels)

11 Dara Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) CAPTAIN

12 Éanna Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht)

13 Niall Sheehy (John Mitchels)

14 Denis Daly ( St Marys)

15 Conor Keane (Legion)

Substitutes:

16 Gavin Curran (Dingle)

17 Kieran Murphy (Kilcummin)

18 Adam Barry (Brosna)

19 Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin)

20 Adrian Spillane (Templenoe)

21 Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahillys)

22 Gavin O’Shea (Dr Crokes)

23 Cathal Sheehan (Legion)

24 Daniel Collins (Ardfert)

25 Gerald O’Sullivan (Tarbert)

26 Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)

27 Cillian Fitzgerald (Churchill)

28 Darragh Carmody (Na Gaeil)

29 Martin Tierney (Kerins O’Rahillys)

30 Deavan O’Flaherty (Cromane )

31 David Foran (St Senans)

Bainisteoir: Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Kenmare )

Selectors: John O’Keeffe (Austin Stacks) & Peter Keane (St Mary’s )

The following players were all members of The Corn Uí Mhuirí Munster Colleges Title 2012 – Cathal Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht), Dara Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) CAPTAIN, Éanna Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht), Gavin Curran (Dingle)

 

The Tipperary Minor Football team to play Kerry in the Munster championship on Saturday evening next at 7.00pm at Austin Stack Park Tralee is –

1. Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)

2. Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin Cullen)

3. James Feehan (Killenaule)

4. Lorcan Egan (Loughmore Castleiney)

5. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)

6. Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs)

7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

8. Stephen O’Brien (Ballina)

9. John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

10. Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials)

11. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)

12. Greg Henry (Killenaule)

13. Jack Shelly (Mullinahone)

14. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)

15. Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)

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


For the Record

Kerry Tipperary
2011 Championship Performance Defeated Waterford in the first round before losing to Tipperary by 2-12 to 3-8 in the semi-final. Defeated Limerick, Kerry and Cork to win the Munster title before going on to claim All-Ireland honours defeating Dublin in the Final.
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 41 6
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2009 2011
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 45
Won – 35
Lost – 7
Drawn – 3
Played – 47
Won – 21
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship May 18th 2011 at Semple Stadium Thurles – (Munster Semi-Final) – Tipperary 2-12 Kerry 3-8 – Tipperary came from 11 points down late in the first half to outscore Kerry by 2-7 to 0-2 in the second half and win by virtue of a late Liam McGrath point.

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Saturday April 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Limerick v Cork @ 7:00pm

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Kerry v Tipperary @ 7:00pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare v Waterford @ 6:45pm

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Tuesday April 17th

Losers of Kerry v Tipperary vs. Losers of Clare v Waterford

Venue permutations

@ Clare venue                                    Kerry v Clare
(met in 2009 Semi-final at Austin Stack Park Tralee)

@ Waterford venue    Kerry v Waterford
(last meeting in 2011 First Round at Austin Stack Park Tralee)

@ Clare venue            Tipperary v Clare
(last meeting in 2010 Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

@ Waterford venue Tipperary v Waterford
(last meeting in 2009 Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Tuesday April 24th

Losers of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 16th

Winners of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Kerry v Tipperary

Winners of Clare v Waterford vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2

Final

Sunday July 8th

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (6)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football 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 in1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at big Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

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

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

Odds and Ends

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995 and 2011 when Tipperary were successful.

Tipperary have played 47 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, more than any other Munster county.

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

Dating back to 2005, Waterford have won 1 of their last 15 games in the Munster Minor Football

Munster Minor Football Quarter Final – Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6

Rebels soar with Horgan

Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-06

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Conor Horgan was the hat-trick hero as Cork moved effortlessly into the Munster MFC semi-finals with this comprehensive first round success over Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday night. The Nemo Rangers player caught the eye in finding the net twice from play in the first half to help Cork into a 2-8 to 0-1 lead at the interval and then converted a penalty in the 42nd minute after substitute Aidan Moynihan had been fouled.

Horgan’s contribution underpinned Cork’s victory on a comfortable night for Ephie Fitzgerald’s managerial bow as Rebel minor boss. “It was over as a contest after a quarter of an hour,” admitted Fitzgerald. “We did rack up a good score and we had the extra touch of class up front. “I thought at times we gave away possession easily but maybe that’s just being hyper-critical.”

Aside from Horgan, Cork had other attacking stars in captain Brian O’Driscoll, Cathal Vaughan and Sean T O’Sullivan, who all kicked quality points as they built up a commanding first-half lead. With Thomas O’Rourke and Jamie Davis strong in defence, and Alan O’Donovan in control at midfield, Cork were full value for their substantial interval advantage. Limerick made a valiant effort to come back into contention in the second half with midfielder Robbie Burke landing some superb points.

However, Cork were always too strong and substitutes Ian Maguire and Moynihan both made fine impacts when introduced. While this was a routine assignment for Cork, they will face a greater challenge at the semi-final stage against a Tipperary side packed with All-Ireland winners. “We’ll be well prepared and well ready for it. Hopefully we’ll put it up to Tipperary,” said Fitzgerald.

Scorers for Cork: C Horgan 3-0 (1-0 pen), B O’Driscoll 0-4 (2f), S T O’Sullivan 0-3, A O’Donovan, C Vaughan 0-2 each, P Fitzgerald, I Maguire 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: R Burke 0-3 (1f), D O’Donovan, S Barrett, J Breen (1f) 0-1 each.

CORK: M Martin; S O’Leary, T O’Rourke, S Cronin; K Crowley, C Hyde, J Davis; P Fitzgerald, A O’Donovan; S T O’Sullivan, C Vaughan, B O’Driscoll; K McIntyre, K O’Connor, C Horgan.

Subs: I Maguire for McIntyre (half-time), A Moynihan for O’Connor (half-time), E Dennehy for Crowley (36), A Murphy for O’Leary (53), P Kelleher for Fitzgerald (58).

LIMERICK: J O’Meara; D Greaney, M O’Connor, K Meade; P White, S Cahill, S Barrett; D Condron, R Burke; S O’Dea, D Daly, R McKenna; J Frawley, D O’Donovan, E O’Donnell.

Subs: T McCarthy for McKenna (28), C O’Shea for O’Dea (28), J Breen for Frawley (35), G Bateman for O’Donnell (50), C Sheehan for O’Donovan (53).

Referee: Edmund Walsh (Kerry)

 

Munster MFC: Horgan hat-trick sinks Limerick

Report from the Hogan Stand web site

Cork proved much too strong for Limerick in last night’s Munster MFC first round encounter at the Gaelic Grounds.

Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6

Managed by former Nemo Rangers boss Ephie Fitzgerald, the visitors dominated from start to finish and were already out of sight by half-time when a brace of Conor Horgan goals had them perched on a 2-8 to 0-1 lead at the break. Limerick’s solitary first half point was scored by Sean Barrett. When the Rebels were awarded a penalty 13 minutes into the second half, Horgan stepped forward to complete his hat-trick. Cork will now face All-Ireland champions Tipperary for a place in the Munster final on May 16.

Scorers – Cork: C Horgan 3-0 (1 pen), B O’Driscoll 0-4 (2f), ST O’Sullivan 0-3, A O’Donovan, C Vaughan 0-2 each, I Maguire, P Fitzgerald 0-1 each. Limerick: R Burke 0-2 (1f), S Barrett, J Breen, G Bateman, C Sheehan 0-1 each

Referee: E Walsh (Kerry)

Team News

The Limerick team v Cork is as follows –

1. James O’ Meara (Fr. Casey’s)

2. Denis Greaney (Athea)

3. Mark O’Connor (Athea)

4. Kevin Meade (St.Kieran’s)

5. Paul White (St. Mary’s/Sean Finns)

6. Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins)

7. Sean Barrett (KIlmallock)

8. David Condron (Granagh-Ballingarry)

9. Robbie Burke (Adare)

10. Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen)

11. Daniel Daly (Fr. Casey’s) (Captain)

12. Ronan McKenna (Na Piarsaigh)

13. James Frawley (Mungret)

14. Darragh O’Donovan (Oola)

15. Eoin O’Donnell (St. Mary’s/Sean Finns)

 

The Cork Minor Football team to play Limerick on Saturday at 7pm in the Gaelic Grounds will line out as follows:

1. Michael Martin

2. Seán O’Leary 3. Thomas O‘Rourke 4. Stephen Cronin

5. Kevin Crowley 6. Colm Hyde 7. Jamie Davis

8. Paul Fitzgerald 9. Alan O’Donovan

10. Sean T. O’Sullivan 11. Cathal Vaughan 12. Brian O’Driscoll

13. Killian McIntyre 14. Killian O’Connor 15. Conor Horgan

16. Paul Shanahan Carbery Rangers

17. Aidan Moynihan Canovee

18. Andrew Murphy St. Michael’s

19. Enda Dennehy St. Finbarr’s

20. Ian Maguire St. Finbarr’s

21. Darren Kelly Macroom

22. Peter Kelly Kilmichael

23. Dan O’Connor Eire Óg

24. Conor O’Driscoll Goleen

Captain: Brian O’Driscoll

Five of the starting fifteen played in the defeat by Dublin in last year’s All-Ireland Championship: Jamie Davis, Stephen Cronin, Brian O’Driscoll, Killian McIntyre and Cathal Vaughan.  This game is the first Championship match under the stewardship of manager Ephie Fitzgerald and his selectors.

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


For the Record

Limerick Cork
2011 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary in the first round before losing to Clare by 1-10 to 0-10 in the Semi-Final 2nd playoff at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Defeated Clare in both the first round and the semi-final before losing to Tipperary by 3-11 to 1-9 in the Munster Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 1 29
Last Munster Minor Football Title 1956 2010
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 37
Won – 10
Lost – 24
Drawn – 3
Played – 40
Won – 25
Lost – 12
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship April 15th 2009 at Pairc Ui Rinn – (Munster First Round)
Cork 2-12 Limerick 1-6

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Saturday April 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Limerick v Cork @ 7:00pm

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Kerry v Tipperary @ 7:00pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare v Waterford @ 6:45pm


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Tuesday April 17th

Losers of Kerry v Tipperary vs. Losers of Clare v Waterford

Venue permutations

@ Clare venue                                    Kerry v Clare
(met in 2009 Semi-final at Austin Stack Park Tralee)

@ Waterford venue    Kerry v Waterford
(last meeting in 2011 First Round at Austin Stack Park Tralee)

@ Clare venue            Tipperary v Clare
(last meeting in 2010 Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

@ Waterford venue Tipperary v Waterford
(last meeting in 2009 Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Tuesday April 24th

Losers of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 16th

Winners of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Kerry v Tipperary

Winners of Clare v Waterford vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2

Final

Sunday July 8th


Munster Minor Football Quarter-Final – Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6

Banner boys have easy passage to semi-finals

Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-06

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare eased into the Munster MFC semi-final after a facile victory over Waterford at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening last. In a very one-sided affair, the host county raced into a 1-7 to no score lead by the 10th minute. They retired 1-10 to 0-2 in front at the break, forging ahead in the second half against a Waterford side that could only manage one score from play, a Donal Scanlon effort on the hour.

The hosts were well served by the Cleary twins, Eoin and Conor in the full-forward line, with Eoin netting the first goal in the eighth minute. The pair were ably assisted up front by Barry Lynch, son of All-Star hurler Colin, who had three points. The winner’s second green flag came with three minutes left on the clock, when sub Conor Deasy goaled following a hand-pass by Niall Pender.

Scorers for Clare: E Cleary (1-8) 0-4 f’s, 1 ‘45, C Cleary (0-5), 2 f’s, C Deasy (1-0), B Lynch (0-3), N Deasy (0-2), J Malone (0-2).

Scorers for Waterford: R Donnelly (0-5) f’s, D Scanlon (0-1).

CLARE: L Corbett, F Pyne, S Garry, J Brown, C McNeilis, C Murray, M Bohannon, J Malone (Capt.), E Hanrahan, S Corry, N Deasy, T Lynch, B Lynch, E Cleary, C Cleary.

Subs: S McGuire for Corry (38), C Deasy for T Lynch (38), N Pender for C Cleary (46), E Clancy for Bohannon (48), C Burke for E Cleary (52).

WATERFORD: A Kirwan, D Fitzgerald, B Looby, S Halley, T Devine, T Burke, J Barron (Capt.), M Houlihan, M Casey, M Curry, M Kiely, S O’Donovan, A O’Donoghue, P O’Connor, R Donnelly.

Subs: C Gleeson for Casey (half-time), D Scanlon for Houlihan (39), C Burke for Fitzgerald (41), L Houlihan for Curry (43).

Referee: D Grogan (Tipperary)

 

Munster MFC: Banner outclass Waterford

Report from the Hogan Stand web site

Clare’s minor footballers gave their senior counterparts a boost ahead of today’s crucial Allianz Football League promotion battle with Wicklow when they trounced Waterford in last night’s Munster MFC opener at Cusack Park.

Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6

The Banner won the corresponding fixture by 14 points last year and this time the margin was even greater as Michael Neylon’s men qualified for a semi-final meeting with the winners of the losers’ group without ever breaking sweat. The game was already over as a contest at half-time with the home side leading 1-10 to 0-2, and with the talented Cleary brothers from Milltown-Malbay scoring 1-12 between them, they doubled their tally in the second half.

Scorers – Clare: E Cleary 1-6, C Cleary 0-6, C.Deasy 1-0, B Lynch, J Malone 0-3 each, N Deasy 0-2. Waterford: R Donnelly 0-5, D Scanlon 0-1.

Team News

The Waterford Minor Footbal Team to play Clare on Saturday evening next in the opening round of the Munster Championship at 6.45pm in Cusack Park, Ennis is as follows –

1 Andrew Kirwin Stradbally

2 Darragh Fitzgerald Dungarvan

3. Brian Looby Ballinacourty

4. Stephen Halley St Olivers

5. Tom Devine St.Pats

6. Tadgh Burke Clashmore / Kinsalebeg

7. Jamie Barron An Gaeltacht CAPTAIN

8. Martin Houlihan Brickey Rangers

9. Michael Casey Clan na Gael

10. Michael Curry Rathgormack

11. Michael Kiely St.Pats

12. Sean O’Donovan St.Pats

13. Adam O’Donoghue Gaultier

14. Paul O’Connor Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

15. Ryan Donnelly Dungarvan

Clare (MF v Waterford): L Corbett (Corofin); F Pyne (Killimer), S Garry (Cooraclare), J Brown (Kilrush); C McNelis (Clondegad), C Murray (Kilrush), M Bohannon (Shannon Gaels); J Malone (Corofin), E Hanrahan (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield); S Corry (Éire Óg), N Deasy (Ballyea), T Lynch (Ballyea); B Lynch (Lissycasey), E Cleary (St Joseph’s Milltown-Malbay), C Cleary (St Joseph’s Milltown-Malbay)

For the Record

Clare Waterford
2011 Championship Performance Lost to Cork in the first round. Defeated Waterford and Limerick in the Losers Group playoffs before losing to Cork in the semi-final by 1-16 to 0-6. Lost to Kerry in the first round and to Clare in the Losers Group 1st playoff by 4-14 to 1-9
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 3 0
Last Munster Minor Football Title 1953 N/A
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 41
Won – 14
Lost – 23
Drawn – 4
Played – 37
Won – 6
Lost – 26
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship April 16th 2011 at Fraher Field Dungarvan – (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff) – Clare 4-14 Waterford 1-9 – Three first half goals helped Clare to a 10 point interval lead and the result was never in doubt from there.

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Saturday April 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Limerick v Cork @ 7:00pm

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Kerry v Tipperary @ 7:00pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare v Waterford @ 6:45pm


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Tuesday April 17th

Losers of Kerry v Tipperary vs. Losers of Clare v Waterford

Venue permutations

@ Clare venue                                    Kerry v Clare
(met in 2009 Semi-final at Austin Stack Park Tralee)

@ Waterford venue    Kerry v Waterford
(last meeting in 2011 First Round at Austin Stack Park Tralee)

@ Clare venue            Tipperary v Clare
(last meeting in 2010 Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

@ Waterford venue Tipperary v Waterford
(last meeting in 2009 Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Tuesday April 24th

Losers of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 16th

Winners of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Kerry v Tipperary

Winners of Clare v Waterford vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2

Final

Sunday July 8th

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (6)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football 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 in1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at big Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

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

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

Odds and Ends

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995 and 2011 when Tipperary were successful.

Tipperary have played 47 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, more than any other Munster county.

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

Dating back to 2005, Waterford have won 1 of their last 15 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship.