Munster Minor Camogie Final – Tipperary v Cork

The rescheduled Munster Minor Camogie Final between Tipperary and Cork will take place on this coming Monday May 7th at 3:00pm at a venue to be confirmed.

The Munster Under 16 A Camogie Final will be the curtain raiser at 1:00pm.

Munster Vocational Schools Junior B Football Final – Coláiste Gobnathan Baile Mhúirne (Cork) 2-12 Coláiste Mhuire Askeaton (Limerick) 1-10

Baile Mhúirne seal the deal early

Coláiste Gobnathan Baile Mhúirne (Cork) 2-12 Coláiste Mhuire Askeaton (Limerick)1-10

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A bright start helped Mickey Ned O’Sullivan-coached Coláiste Gobnathan, Ballyvourney overcame the spirited challenge of Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton to win this Munster Vocational Schools Junior B Football final, played at a sun-soaked Firies yesterday. The Baile Mhúirne attack proved the more potent with corner forward Dan Ó Duinnin, proving the difference between the sides. Ó Duinnin looked a class act with his pace and balance, too much for an overworked Askeaton defence, laying on two goals and kicking four points from play in a man of the match display.

However, it was the opening five-minute scoring blitz by Coláiste Gobnathan that sank Askeaton, who never recovered from falling 1-3 to 0-0 behind before they had settled. A point from the throw-in by Donal Ó Donnchu, was followed by a Shane Murphy goal and further points from Gearoid Ó Faoileain and Dan Ó Duinnin, seemed to stun Askeaton.

Three converted frees from Daire Noonan, Seamus Mangan and Richard Hayes kept Askeaton in touch, but after another defence-splitting move in the 13th minute, Shane Murphy scored his second goal and despite some spirited play by David Holland, and Ross Mann, Askeaton were always playing catch up. Baile Mhúirne led 2-5 to 0-7 at the interval but early second-half points from Sean McSweeney and Michael Grealish reduced the deficit to just two points and it looked like game on. However Askeaton could only manage one more point (their goal came from an injury-time penalty by Ger Kiely) as Baile Mhuirne added six more points to secure a deserved win.

Scorers for Coláiste Gobnathan: S Ó Murchu 2-1, D Ó Duinnin 0-4, G Ó Faoileain 0-3, D Ó Ceallaigh 0-1 free, M Ó Deasuna, D Ó Donnchu and D Ó Meachair 0-1 each.

Scorers for Askeaton: G Kiely 1-0 pen, S Mangan 0-3 frees, Sean McSweeney 0-2, R Hayes and D Noonan 0-1 free each, R Mann, Seamus McSweeney and M Grealish 0-1. each.

COLÁISTE GOBNATHAN: G Ó Luasa, P Ó Criodain, G Ó Goilli, T Ó hAileasa, A Ó Cuana, D Ó Ceallaig, C Ó Murchu, A Ó Murchu, M Ó Deasuna, G Ó Faoileain, D Ó Donnchu, I Ó Riordain, A Ó Scannnail, S Ó Murchu, D Ó Duinnin. Subs: D Ó Meachair for C Ó Murchu (44), D Ó hAllamhan for A Ó Scannail (58.

ASKEATON: D Coleman, L Horgan, E Cuddihy, D Holland, D Hanley, R Mann, S O’Connell, G Kiely, J Naughton, R Hayes, D Noonan, S Mangan, Sean McSweeney, D Guerin, Seamus McSweeney. Subs: M Grealish for D Noonan (inj 25), D Noonan for Sean McSweeney (48), G Fitzgerald for S Mangan (52), P Maher for Seamus McSweeney (58).

Referee: Eddie Walsh (Rathmore)

Electric Ireland Munster MHC – Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13

Curran proves Deise hero

Waterford 1-20 Clare 3-13 (After extra-time)

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Cathal Curran hit the winning score as Waterford defeated holders Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis last night. The hosts enjoyed a wind-assisted two-point lead at the break (1-8 to 1-6), with Shane O’Donnell netting a fine goal in the third minute. The visitors replied through Darragh Flynn’s rebound goal in the 14th and Clare then lost Shane Liddy to a serious leg injury.

Goals from Bobby Duggan and Shane O’Donnell helped Clare to lead late in the second half but Waterford hit back in injury-time with points from Stephen Bennett to force extra-time. At half-time in extra-time Waterford led by 1-19 to 3-10. But the hosts brought it level before Curran’s winner at the death.

Scorers — Waterford: S Bennett 0-7 (1f), D Flynn 1-2 (0-1f), M Harney 0-4, C Curran 0-2, K Power, S McNulty (1f), D Foran, A O’Sullivan, A Gleeson 0-1 each. Clare: B Duggan 1-8 (8f), S O’Donnell 2-0, C Deasy, A Morey 0-2 each, S Taylor 0-1.

Clare — E Quilligan; S O’Brien, B Carey, G Ryan; A McGuane, C Cleary, E Quirke; D Conroy, A Morey; B Corry, S Liddy, S Taylor; B Duggan, C Deasy, S O’Donnell. Subs: N Deasy for Liddy (12), S Gleeson for N Deasy (38), S Ward for Corry (43), A O’Gorman for Cleary (68), M McGuane for Quirke (66), C Cleary for Gleeson (70).

Waterford — S Barry; K Bennett, T Bourke, Shane Bennett; K Power, S McNulty, T Devine; C Sheahan, C Leamy; D Foran, M Harney, A O’Sullivan; Stephen Bennett, D Flynn, C Curran. Subs: J Roche for K Bennett (h-t), A Gleeson for O’Sullivan (45), MJ Kearney for Curran (48), T Tobin for Sheahan (64), C Curran for Flynn (66), J Welch for Leamy (70), W Hallisey for S Bennett (78).

Ref — F Horgan (Tipperary)

Team News

Defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions Clare named a strong side for the opening round against Waterford in Cusack Park on Wednesday evening. Shane O’Brien ( Clonlara) will captain the side from corner back, Shane O’Brien, Eibhear Quilligan, and Shane O’Donnell played in last years All Ireland Semi Final against Galway, Clare are going for their 8th consecutive victory in this Munster Minor Hurling Championship, and also bidding for the Counties first ever 3 in a row

The Clare team to play Waterford is as follows –

1 Eibhear Quilligan Feakle

2 Shane O’Brien (Capt) Clonlara

3 Brian Carey Sixmilebridge

4 Geariod Ryan Clarecastle

5 Aidan McGuane Kilmaley

6 Conor Cleary Kilmaley

7 Eoin Quirke Whitegate

8 David Conroy St.Josephs/Doora/Barefield

9 Alex Morey Sixmilebridge

10 Brian Corry Sixmilebridge

11 Shane Liddy Newmarket

12 Shane Taylor Broadford

13 Shane O’Donnell Eire Og

14 Conor Deasy Sixmilebridge

15 Bobby Duggan Clarecastle

16 Keith Hogan Clooney/Quin

17 Stephen Ward Clarecastle

18 Aiden O’Gorman O’Callaghans Mills

19 Shane Gleeson Cratloe

20 Niall Bolton Tulla

21 Cian Nolan Smith O’Briens

22 Eoin Tuohy Feakle

23 Mark McGuane Clarecastle

24 Niall Deasy Ballyea

25 Oisin Pender Newmarket

26 Donal Whelan Broadford

Other Members of the Training Panel

Shane O’Leary Cratloe

Noel Bridgeman Parteen

Eoin McMahon Killanena

Michael O’Loughlinn Clonlara

Evan Keogh Newmarket

Dylan Broderick Clarecastle

Diarmuid Moloney Broadford

Colin Vaughan Crusheen

Jamie Shannahan Sixmilebridge

Martin O’Leary Ballyea

Aaron Greene Clarecastle

Conor Clancy Clarecastle

Manager; Eamon Fennessy Sixmilebridge

Selectors; Kenny Morrissey Clarecastle, Leo Doyle Bodyke

Trainer: John O’Meara Sixmilebridge

Medical: Dr.Paraic Quinn

Physio: Eoin Keating (Abbey Physio)

Maria Fennessy: Sixmilebridge

Kit Man: Donal O’Brien Clarecastle

The Waterford Minor Hurling team to play Clare is as follows –

1. Sean Barry (CAPT.) Lismore

2. Kieran Bennett Ballysaggart

3. Tadgh Bourke Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

4. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart

5. Kieran Power Kilrossanty

6. Shane McNulty De La Salle

7. Tom Devine Modeligo

8. Connor Sheahan Ballygunner

9. Cian Leamy Ballyduff Upper

10. Darren Foran Portlaw

11. Michéal Harney Bunmahon

12. Adam O’Sullivan De La Salle

13. Stephen Bennett Ballysaggart

14. Darragh Flynn Erin’s Own

15. Cathal Curran Dungarvan

 

For the Record

Clare Waterford
2011 Championship Performance Defeated Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford to win the Munster title. Defeated Tipperary and Limerick before losing to Clare in the Munster Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2011 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 16
Lost – 16
Drawn – 1
Played – 29
Won – 10
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship July 10th 2011 – Clare 1-20 Waterford 3-9 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Final) – 10 pointed frees by Cathal O’Connell helped Clare to win their 4th Munster Minor Hurling title at the expense of Waterford.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Wednesday May 2nd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare v Waterford                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh             Limerick v Cork                                             @ 7:00pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Kerry                                           @ 7:00pm


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday May 5th

(See venue permutations below)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Limerick

(met in 2010 first round in Kilmallock)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff in Pairc Ui Chaoimh)

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v Limerick

(met in 2009 first round in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Cork venue                                   Tipperary v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff in Semple Stadium Thurles)

Losers of Tipperary v Kerry v Losers of Limerick v Cork


Semi-Final Play-off 2

Thursday May 10th

Losers of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1


Semi-Finals

Friday June 29th

Winners of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Tipperary v Kerry

Winners of Cork v Limerick v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2


Final

Sunday July 15th


Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Clare have won 7 consecutive matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 2 seasons, winning the last 2 Munster titles at this grade.

Waterford have lost just 2 of their last 10 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, both losses coming to Clare in the 2010 and 2011 Munster Finals.

In the last 3 seasons, neither Clare or Waterford have lost any matches to Cork, Tipperary, Limerick or Kerry – their only defeats coming in direct clashes against each other.

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 4 years.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 3-9 victory over Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Cork have won 1 of their last 5 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 0-25 to 2-6 victory over Kerry at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff

Limerick have won 2 of their last 11 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2006. Both victories came on home soil v Cork (2011 first round) and v Kerry (2010 first round).

Dating back to 2000, Limerick have recorded just three away victories in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship. 2006 v Clare – 1-15 to 0-13 in the Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Cusack Park Ennis; 2004 v Kerry – 4-24 to 0-2 in the First Round at Ballyheigue; 2000 v Tipperary – 1-12 to 0-13 in a Semi-Final Replay at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Of Cork’s 47 scores in the 2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 24 came from placed balls.

Tipperary have won one of their last 6 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 2-16 to 1-9 victory over Cork at Semple Stadium in the 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Electric Ireland Munster MHC – Tipperary 6-21 Kerry 0-11

Tipp slip into high gear after slow start

Tipperary 6-21 Kerry 0-11

By Conor Kane for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Despite conceding the opening score within 20 seconds of the throw-in, Tipperary had few problems disposing of the challenge of a visiting Kerry team in the first round of the Munster minor hurling championship. Tipp came into this game in Thurles as hot favourites and duly had the win all but sealed by half-time, leading by 3-10 to 0-5. However, that was after a start which saw them struggle to get up to championship pace as Daniel Collins pointed for Kerry in the early seconds. Kevin Slattery opened Tipp’s account with a goal shortly afterwards but Kerry managed to drag themselves level by the 10th minute, with a flurry of scores.

Once Tipperary got their second goal through Mark McCarthy, it smoothed the passage for an unanswered run up to the interval and allowed them a hefty lead. McCarthy secured their third goal in the 25th minute and, in truth, Tipperary could have had a couple more in that first half but for some fine shot-stopping by Jason Wallice between the Kerry posts. After the break it was again the young Kerry hurlers who first troubled the scorekeeper, with Michael O’Leary pointing on the run, but it didn’t take long for the home team to rouse themselves again and they were able to maintain a decent lead.

John McGrath goaled with a penalty after Jack Shelly was felled at the end of a strong run through the centre and this was followed in the 38th minute by Mark McCarthy completing his hat-trick to make it 5-13 to 0-6 by that stage. Tipp were comfortable enough then to bring off the three-goal man and some of their other top players in favour of fresher legs and they were never seriously threatened for the remainder of the game, team captain Bill Maher getting their sixth goal to complete the rout.

Scorers for Tipperary: M McCarthy 3-1 (0-1 sl), J McGrath 1-6 (1-0pen, 0-3f, 0-1 65), K Slattery 1-4 (0-2f), B Maher 1-1, J Shelly 0-3 (1f), S Cahill 0-4 (1sl), D Fitzelle, J Loughnane 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: R Heffernan 0-4 (3f), M O’Leary 0-3, D Collins, B O’Leary 0-2 each.

TIPPERARY: P Maher; L Mullally, M Breen, J Peters; R Maher, T Hamill, T Kirwan; B Maher, S Nally; D Fitzelle, J Shelly, S Cahill; M McCarthy, J McGrath, K Slattery. Subs: S O’Brien for J Shelly, T Gallagher for M McCarthy, J Loughnane for T Hamill, J Lonergan for B Maher, S Ryan for J McGrath.

KERRY: J Wallice; F Horgan, K Skinner, K Carmody; T McElligott, D Fitzell, T Casey; D Collins, B O’Leary; M O’Leary, T Casey, K Fitzgerald; P McGrath, R Heffernan, C Hussey.

Subs: K Hanafin for F Horgan, S Leahy for T Casey,

Referee: Jason O’Mahony (Limerick)

Team News

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Kerry in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship on Wednesday evening at 7pm at Semple Stadium is:

1. Paul Maher (Moyne-Templetuohy)

2. Luke Mullaly (Mullinahone)

3. Michael Breen (Ballina)

4. Jack Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

5. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

6. Thomas Hamill (Killea)

7. Tom Kirwan (Ballybacon Grange)

8. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash) CAPTAIN

9. Sean Nally (Holycross Ballycahill)

10. Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs)

11. Jack Shelly (Mullinahone)

12. Stephan Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)

13. Mark McCarthy (Toomevara)

14. John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

15. Kevin Slattery (Gortnahoe Glengoole)

The Kerry Minor Hurling team V Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Wednesday May 2nd at 7pm is as follows:

1. Jason Wallice (Sean Bhailis) Lixnaw

2. Fionan Horgan (Fionan Ó hArgain) Ardfert

3. Kevin Skinner (Caoimh Scineir) Ardfert

4. Keith Carmody (Ceiteach Ó Ceamada) Causeway

5. Tom MCelligott (Tomas Mac Uileagoid) Crotta

6. Dougie Fitzell (Dughlas Fitzell) Kilmoyley

7. Tommy Casey (Tomas Ó Cathasaigh) Causeway

8. Daniel Collins (Donall Ó Coileain) Kilmoyley

9. Brendan O Leary (Breandan Ó Laoire)Abbeydorney

10. Michael O Leary (Micheal Ó Laoire) Abbeydorney

11. Thomas Casey (Tomás Ó Cathasaigh) Ballyheigue

12. Kieran Fitzgerald (Ciaran Mac Gearailt) Ardfert

13. Paul McGrath (Pol Mac Craith) Causeway

14. Ricky Heffernan (Risteard Ó hIfearnain) Lixnaw

15. Cian Hussey (Cian Ó h Eosa) Ardfert

16. Ryan Delaney (Ryan Ó Dulainne) Ardfert

17. Kevin Hanifan (Caoimh Ó hAinifin) Ardfert

18. David Goulding (Daithi Ó Gabhlain) Ballyduff

19. Philip Lucid (Pilib Ó Luasaigh) Ballyheigue

20. Paudie O Connor (Padraig Ó Conchuir) Kilmoyley

21. Sean Leahy (Sean Ó Laocha)Causeway

22. Daniel Carroll (Donal Ó Cearuill) Causeway

23. Coleman Savage (Colman Sabhaois) Kilmoyley

24. Conor O Brien (Conchur Ó Briain) Lixnaw

Other members of the training squad are as follows:

25. John Courtney (Sean Ó Curnain) Ardfert

26.Florence McCarthy (Kilmoyley)

27. Darren Leahy (Darren Ó Laocha)Causeway

28. Gearoid Sheehan (Gearoid Ó Siochain) Ardfert

29.John Godley (Sean Ó Godlaigh) Kilmoyley

30.James Murphy (Seamus Ó Murchu) Kilmoyley

Manager: Seanie O’Shea

Trainer: Denis Corridan

Selectors: Michael Burke, Brendan McElligott, Aidan O Mahony & Mark Power

 

For the Record

Tipperary Kerry
2011 Championship Performance Lost to Waterford in the first round. Defeated Cork in the semi-final 2nd playoff before losing to Clare by 3-13 to 1-13 in the Munster Semi-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles. Lost to Clare in the first round before bowing out to Cork by 0-25 to 2-6 in the semi-final 1st playoff at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 36 0
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2007 N/A
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 36
Won – 23
Lost – 10
Drawn – 3
Played – 13
Won – 0
Lost – 13
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship April 24th 2002 – Tipperary 5-20 Kerry 0-8 at Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round) – Wing-forward Pat Shortt scored 3-7 to help Tipperary to a 27 point victory

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Wednesday May 2nd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare v Waterford                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh             Limerick v Cork                                             @ 7:00pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Kerry                                           @ 7:00pm


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday May 5th

(See venue permutations below)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Limerick

(met in 2010 first round in Kilmallock)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff in Pairc Ui Chaoimh)

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v Limerick

(met in 2009 first round in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Cork venue                                   Tipperary v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff in Semple Stadium Thurles)

Losers of Tipperary v Kerry v Losers of Limerick v Cork


Semi-Final Play-off 2

Thursday May 10th

Losers of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1


Semi-Finals

Friday June 29th

Winners of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Tipperary v Kerry

Winners of Cork v Limerick v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2


Final

Sunday July 15th


Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Tipperary have won one of their last 6 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 2-16 to 1-9 victory over Cork at Semple Stadium in the 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff.

Cork have won 1 of their last 5 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 0-25 to 2-6 victory over Kerry at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff

Limerick have won 2 of their last 11 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2006. Both victories came on home soil v Cork (2011 first round) and v Kerry (2010 first round).

Dating back to 2000, Limerick have recorded just three away victories in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship. 2006 v Clare – 1-15 to 0-13 in the Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Cusack Park Ennis; 2004 v Kerry – 4-24 to 0-2 in the First Round at Ballyheigue; 2000 v Tipperary – 1-12 to 0-13 in a Semi-Final Replay at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Of Cork’s 47 scores in the 2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 24 came from placed balls.

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 4 years.

Clare have won 7 consecutive matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 2 seasons, winning the last 2 Munster titles at this grade.

Waterford have lost just 2 of their last 10 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, both losses coming to Clare in the 2010 and 2011 Munster Finals.

In the last 3 seasons, neither Clare or Waterford have lost any matches to Cork, Tipperary, Limerick or Kerry – their only defeats coming in direct clashes against each other.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 3-9 victory over Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

Electric Ireland Munster GAA MHC – Limerick 0-16 Cork 1-12

Treaty super sub sinks Cork

Cork 1-12 Limerick 0-16

By Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Substitute Liam O’Sullivan was the scoring hero in the finale and wing-forward Ronan Lynch, still eligible for the U16 grade, was the scoring hero for the majority of the game as Limerick enjoyed a successful trip to Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night by claiming a victory over Cork in the opening round of the Munster MHC. In a frenetic spell of action in injury-time a Lynch free edged Limerick in front before Cork centre-forward Dillon Cahill tied the teams once more when he raised a white flag. Yet O’Sullivan had the critical say with the Doon youngster’s shot just squeezing inside the upright and Limerick soaked up a late barrage of Cork pressure to hold on.

The result consigns Cork to a play-off tie against Kerry in Austin Stack Park next Saturday night at 7pm where they will seek to preserve their interest in the campaign. Limerick manager Shane Fitzgibbon said: “It’s always special to come down to Cork any time and win. I have total belief in my own players and they kept fighting. They wanted this very badly. We won the battle tonight but the war goes on. “We’re only into a Munster semi-final and we’ve to navigate the Leaving Cert as well as doing a lot of work over the next couple of months.”

Limerick were grateful to the outstanding marksmanship of Ronan Lynch during this game. The Na Piarsaigh youngster impressed for Ardscoil Rís in the Dr Harty Cup earlier this year and with two further years of inter-county minor hurling ahead of him, his 0-11 haul last night was hugely impressive. “Ronan is a serious talent,” admitted Fitzgibbon. “He’s a superb hurler with a great attitude and a great family behind him to support him. But there have been many false dawns in Limerick as regards to players. Ronan has had a great night tonight and gave a special performance but now must drive on.”

The match was highly competitive in the opening half yet Limerick’s excellent deliveries into their attack and greater physical edge helped them into a 0-7 to 0-5 lead by the 23rd minute. Limerick could have been further ahead but for a fantastic save by Patrick Collins when Bryan Griffin lashed in a fierce shot in the 25th minute. Cork battled back well before the break overcoming the loss of key players Ryan Dineen and Peter Kelleher through injury. Pa O’Callaghan grabbed some lovely points to ensure they were level at the interval at 0-8 apiece.

Limerick made a decisive burst in the second half as they took control to enjoy a 0-14 to 0-9 lead with 10 minutes remaining but then Cork produced their best spell of the game. Substitutes James O’Brien and Anthony Spillane made notable impacts before Cork finally found the net through Spillane. Michael Cahalane, influential when switched to attack, was the creator and after O’Callaghan and goalkeeper Darragh Stapleton both missed the ball, Castlelyons attacker Spillane was on hand to whip the ball home. But Cork were unable to move ahead, with O’Sullivan grabbing the winner for Limerick. Rebels boss Pat Kenneally admitted: “We’re terribly disappointed. “We now have Kerry next weekend and we’re absolutely thrilled to have another opportunity. The lads know a few did not play up to standard but we’ll work hard to improve.”

Scorers for Limerick: R Lynch 0-11 (8f, 1 sl, 1 65), K O’Brien, B Griffin (1f), B Finn, C Lynch, L O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: P O’Callaghan 0-5 (3f), D Cahill 0-3, A Spillane 1-0, J O’Brien 0-2, B O’Connell, J Cashman 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: D Stapleton; S Irwin, R English, J Carrig; D Byrnes, B O’Connell, E Fitzgerald; B Finn, K Cleary; R Lynch, D Condron, E O’Farrell; K O’Brien, B Griffin, C Lynch.

Subs: D Donovan for Fitzgerald (ht), A La Touche Cosgrave for O’Farrell (36), D Dee for Cleary (38), P Ryan for B Griffin (55), L O’Sullivan for O’Brien (58, inj).

CORK: P Collins; S Murphy, K O’Connor, A Dennehy; K McIntyre, M Cahalane, P Fitzgerald; C Twomey, B O’Connell; J Cashman, D Cahill, K O’Neill; A Sheehan, P O’Callaghan, R Cahalane.

Subs: D Mangan for Twomey, J O’Brien for R Cahalane (both ht), J McCarthy for Murphy (43, inj), A Spillane for Sheehan (48), T Horgan for Cashman (60).

Referee: D Fox (Clare)

Team News

The Cork Minor Hurling team to play Limerick on Wednesday at 7pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh will line out as follows:

1. Patrick Collins

2. Stephen Murphy 3. Killian O’Connor 4. Alan Dennehy

5. Killian McIntyre 6. Michael Cahalane 7. Paul Fitzgerald

8. Conor Twomey 9. Barry O’Connell

10. John Cashman 11. Dillon Cahill 12. Kevin O’Neill

13. Aaron Sheehan 14. Richard Cahalane 15. Pa O’Callaghan

Captain: Stephen Murphy

16. James McSweeney Bandon

17. James McCarthy Kiltha Óg

18. Daniel Mangan St. Catherines

19. Cathal McCormack Blackrock

20. Trevor Horgan Newcestown

21. Anthony Spillane Castlelyons

24. David Geary Fermoy

22. James O’Brien Charleville

23. Shane Hegarty Kiltha Óg

 

The Limerick Minor Hurling Team to play Cork in the First Round of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship in Pairc Ui Chaoimh tonight (Wednesday 2nd May) at 7pm has been announced.

The team lines out as follows –

1. Darragh Stapleton, Doon

2. Shane Irwin, Bruff

3. Richie English, Doon

4. James Carrig, Patrickswell

5. Diarmuid Byrnes, Patrickswell

6. Barry O’ Connell, Kildimo / Pallaskenry

7. Evan Fitzgerald, Claughaun

8. Brian Finn, Bruff

9. Kieran Cleary, Knockainey

10. Ronan Lynch, Na Piarsaigh

11. David Condron, Granagh Ballingarry

12. Eoin O’ Farrell, Croom

13. Kevin O’ Brien, Patrickswell

14. Bryan Griffin, Ballybrown

15. Cian Lynch, Patrickswell

16. David Lynch, Croagh / Kilfinny

17. Eamon Leen, Kilmallock

18. Stephen Ryan, Doon

19.Darragh Donovan, Doon

20. Jody Hannon, Adare

21. Diarmuid Dee, Mungret / St. Pauls

22. Liam O’ Sullivan, Knockaderry

23. Pat Ryan, Doon

24. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Monaleen

 

For the Record

Cork Limerick
2011 Championship Performance Lost to Limerick in the first round before rebounding with a victory over Kerry. Cork bowed out with a 2-16 to 1-9 defeat at the hands of Tipperary at Semple Stadium. Defeated Cork in the first round before losing an extra time thriller to Waterford on a scoreline of 4-17 to 3-15 at Walsh Park Waterford.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 32 5
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2008 1984
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 36
Won – 23
Lost – 10
Drawn – 3
Played – 25
Won – 8
Lost – 15
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship April 27th 2011 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Limerick 2-14 Cork 0-12 – Goals by Jack Aherne and Brendan O’Connor helped by 7 points by Shane Dowling saw Limerick inflict an 8 point defeat on a Cork team which had current Cork Senior panellist Darren Sweetnam at centre-back.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Wednesday May 2nd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare v Waterford                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh             Limerick v Cork                                             @ 7:00pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary v Kerry                                           @ 7:00pm


Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday May 5th

(See venue permutations below)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Limerick

(met in 2010 first round in Kilmallock)

@ Kerry venue                                   Kerry v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff in Pairc Ui Chaoimh)

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v Limerick

(met in 2009 first round in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Cork venue                                   Tipperary v Cork

(met in 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff in Semple Stadium Thurles)

Losers of Tipperary v Kerry v Losers of Limerick v Cork

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Thursday May 10th

Losers of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1


Semi-Finals

Friday June 29th

Winners of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Tipperary v Kerry

Winners of Cork v Limerick v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2

Final

Sunday July 15th


Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Cork have won 1 of their last 5 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 0-25 to 2-6 victory over Kerry at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the 2011 Semi-Final 1st Playoff

Limerick have won 2 of their last 11 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship dating back to 2006. Both victories came on home soil v Cork (2011 first round) and v Kerry (2010 first round).

Dating back to 2000, Limerick have recorded just three away victories in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship. 2006 v Clare – 1-15 to 0-13 in the Semi-Final 2nd playoff at Cusack Park Ennis; 2004 v Kerry – 4-24 to 0-2 in the First Round at Ballyheigue; 2000 v Tipperary – 1-12 to 0-13 in a Semi-Final Replay at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Of Cork’s 47 scores in the 2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 24 came from placed balls.

Tipperary have won one of their last 6 matches played in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, a 2-16 to 1-9 victory over Cork at Semple Stadium in the 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Playoff.

Clare have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years. Waterford have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in the last 4 years.

Clare have won 7 consecutive matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 2 seasons, winning the last 2 Munster titles at this grade.

Waterford have lost just 2 of their last 10 matches in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship, both losses coming to Clare in the 2010 and 2011 Munster Finals.

In the last 3 seasons, neither Clare or Waterford have lost any matches to Cork, Tipperary, Limerick or Kerry – their only defeats coming in direct clashes against each other.

Clare are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 3-9 victory over Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (36) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary and Cork are tied for second in the charts with 18 titles each behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 12 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 3 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006 and 2007). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

All Ireland Minor C Camogie Championship Final – Down 1-16 Kerry 0-10

Down defeated Kerry by 1-16 to 0-10 in the All Ireland Minor C Camogie Championship Final on Saturday at Naas.

Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional B Hurling Semi-Final – Carberry 3-5 West Tipperary 1-5

Carberry defeated West Tipperary by 3-5 to 1-5 in the Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional B Hurling Semi-Final on Monday at Charleville.

Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional B Hurling Semi-Final – South Tipperary 0-9 Imokilly B 1-5

South Tipperary defeated Imokilly B by 0-9 to 1-5 in the Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional B Hurling Semi-Final on Monday in Charleville.

Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional B Hurling Final – Carbery 2-12 South Tipperary 0-7

Carbery defeated South Tipperary by 2-12 to 0-7 in the Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional B Hurling Final in Charleville.

Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional A Hurling Semi-Final – North Tipperary 2-9 South/East Limerick 0-4

North Tipperary defeated South/East Limerick by 2-9 to 0-4 in the Munster Under 16 Inter Divisional A Hurling Semi-Final on Monday at Mallow GAA Complex.