Munster Minor Football Final – Tipperary 2-14 Kerry 1-14

Premier stand up to latest scrutiny

Tipperary 2-14 Kerry 1-14

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary overturned a seven-point deficit against Kerry in yesterday’s Gaelic Grounds final to retain their Electric Ireland Munster MFC crown. The All-Ireland champions were up against it approaching half-time as the Kingdom opened up a 1-9 to 0-5 advantage, before Tipp cut the gap to five at the break. But as manager David Power pointed out, Tipp have been in worse positions before, most notably when they trailed by 11 points against Kerry in last year’s provincial semi-final before coming from the dead to win.

It’s the first time that Tipp have achieved back-to-back provincial titles in this grade since 1935 — and also the first time Kerry have lost two Munster MFC matches in the same season — both against Tipp. The times they are a-changin’. Bullish Kingdom boss Mickey Ned O’Sullivan insisted, however, Kerry are “reeling in” Tipperary and is optimistic about their All-Ireland quarter-finals against Mayo or Sligo. Tipp, meanwhile, march on to a last-eight showdown with the runners-up from the West — and few would back against them. Ultimately, it was a scoring run of 2-6 without reply that sealed victory yesterday.

Having nabbed the final two points of the first half, they opened up with a run of 2-4 as Kerry went from the 29th to 44th minutes without a score. Ian Fahey signalled Tipp’s intent with a point 11 seconds after half-time before Colman Kennedy fisted home a brilliant 32nd minute goal. Their second goal was scored by Tom Kirwan in the 43rd minute as the Ardfinnan corner forward finished a neat move instigated by captain Dylan Fitzelle and taken on by the industrious Greg Henry. Tipp were now 2-11 to 1-9 clear but Kerry cut the gap back to just two points in the final minute.

The champions also had goalkeeper Evan Comerford to thank for a brilliant save as Kerry’s best forward Niall Sheehy threatened to score his second goal. Sheehy finished with 1-4 and his 16th minute goal was a superb soccer-style effort from 18m following an error from Tipp full-back James Feehan. Tipp went close three minutes later when Philip Quirke hit a shot off the post. Ultimately, it was Tipp’s greater levels of intensity that extricated them from a tricky situation.

“They were always going to come back at us,” said Mickey Ned. “Their physical strength across the middle was the deciding factor. A lot of our lads are very young and they didn’t have the physique. They blew us out of it around the middle. We just couldn’t handle it but we’re getting closer. “They deserved to win but we hope to [have another go at them]. We’re reeling them in slowly.”

Power, who has worked wonders during his time in charge, said: “In the second half, we played really well. It was very slow in the first half but we kept in there. We were unfortunate in one way but then Kerry had chances as well. “But the second half was just awesome — they played very well. They know themselves after coming down off this that they can play a lot better. “Kerry were very good but we have proven now that we are the best minor team in Munster over the last, I don’t know how many years. To do two in a row is an amazing achievement as well. Beating Kerry away, Cork in Cork and here today, beating Kerry — it’s just fantastic.”

Scorers for Tipperary: C Kennedy (1f), T Kirwan 1-2 each, I Fahey 0-4 (1f), S O’Brien 0-2, B Maher, J Lonergan, J Martin, P Quirke 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: N Sheehy 1-4 (1f), J Savage 0-5 (4fs), C Keane 0-3, K Murphy, C Fitzgerald 0-1 each.

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

Subs: J Loughnane for Cass (27), C O’Riordan for Egan (ht), TJ Ryan for Lonergan (53), J McGrath for Martin (55), J Shelly for Kirwan (60+3).

KERRY: G Curran; C Ó’Lúing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, J Barry, G Horan; E Ó’Conchúir, K Murphy; D Foran, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; G O’Shea, N Sheehy, C Keane.

Subs: S Moloney for O’Shea (43), G O’Sullivan for Ó’Conchúir (49), E Doyle for Murphy (55), A Spillane for Foran (56), P O’Connor for Horan (59).

Referee: C Lane (Cork)


Tipperary minors retain Munster title

Match from the web site

Tipperary retained their Munster Minor Football Championship crown at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon with a hard-fought 2-14 to 1-14 victory against Kerry in an entertaining final. David Power’s Premier County, who are the reigning All-Ireland champions, came from seven points down in the first half to ensure that Tipp claimed back-to-back Munster minor crowns for the first time since 1935. Tipp trailed by 0-07 to 1-09 at half-time but second half goals from corner-forwards Colman Kennedy and Tom Kirwan secured a seventh title at this grade for the champions.

Tipp trailed by seven points at one stage in the first half but showed the composure of champions to win a thrilling encounter and claim a seventh provincial minor football crown for the Premier County. It was a historic win for the Premier County as they secured consecutive provincial titles for the first time since 1935 – and they had to do it the hard way against Mickey Ned O’Sullivan’s Kerry. This victory marked Tipp’s second over Kerry in this year’s Championship, following a first round win at Austin Stack Park in Tralee last April.

Tipp came roaring out of the blocks in the second half and were five points clear 13 minutes after the restart. Tipp found themselves seven points down – 0-05 to 1-07 – when Jack Savage pointed a 29th minute free for Kerry but the Kingdom would not score again until the 44th minute. In that time, Tipp would embark on a sizzling scoring spree, hitting 2-06 without reply as corner forwards Kennedy and Kirwan netted early second half goals.

Tipp signalled their second half intentions early as midfielder Ian Fahey, switched from midfield to centre forward, kicked the opening score with just 11seconds on the clock. And manager Power’s switches worked a treat as Philip Quirke, who started at full-forward, swapped with midfielder Steven O’Brien. Tipp gained a firm stranglehold around the middle third of the field and this dominance provided the platform for victory. Kerry did well in the first half, however, with Savage in good form from frees, while Niall Sheehy was a menace at full-forward. And the Kingdom struck for the game’s opening goal in the 16th minute as Sheehy took advantage of a James Feehan error to goal brilliantly soccer-style from 18 metres.

But Tipp never looked out of contention and were unlucky not to net themselves in the 19th minute when Quirke struck the butt of the Kerry upright after taking a pass from marauding wing-back Bill Maher. Ultimately, it was Tipp’s greater physicality, experience and craft that would see them through. They will now meet the beaten Connacht finalists in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, while Kerry will look to regroup for the last eight of the All-Ireland series, against the champions from the west.


Tipperary: C Kennedy (0-01f), T Kirwan 1-02 each, I Fahey 0-04 (0-01f), S O’Brien 0-02, B Maher, J Lonergan, J Martin & P Quirke 0-01 each.

Kerry: N Sheehy 1-04 (0-01f), J Savage 0-05 (0-04f), C Keane 0-03, K Murphy & C Fitzgerald 0-01 each.

Tipperary: E Comerford; L Egan, J Feehan, D Cass; K Fahey, D Fitzelle, B Maher; S O’Brien, I Fahey; J Lonergan, J Martin, G Henry; C Kennedy, P Quirke, T Kirwan.

Subs used: J Loughnane for Cass (27 mins), C O’Riordan for Egan (h/t), TJ Ryan for Lonergan (53), John McGrath for Martin (55), J Shelly for Kirwan (60+3).

Kerry: G Curran; C Ó’Lúing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, J Barry, G Horan; E Ó’Conchúir, K Murphy; D Foran, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; G O’Shea, N Sheehy, C Keane.

Subs used: S Moloney for O’Shea (43 mins), G O’Sullivan for Ó’Conchúir (49), E Doyle for Murphy (55), A Spillane for Foran (56), P O’Connor for Horan (59).

Referee: C Lane (Cork)

Team News

The Tipperary minor football team to play Kerry in Sunday’s Electric Ireland Munster championship final at Pairc na nGael, Limerick is:

1. Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)
2. Darren Cass (Clonmel Commercials)
3. James Feehan (Killeneule)
4. Lorcan Egan (Loughmore Castleiney)
5. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
6. Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs) CAPTAIN
7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)
8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
9. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
10. Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials)
11. John Martin (Ballyporeen)
12. Greg Henry (Killenaule)
13. Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
14. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)

15. Tom Kirwan (Ardfinnan)


The Kerry Minor Football team to play Tipperary is as follows –

1 Gavin Curran Dingle

2 Cathal Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht

3 Gavin Crowley Templenoe

4 Shane O’Connor John Mitchel’s

5 Brian Crowley Templenoe

6 Jack Barry Na Gaeil

7 Greg Horan Austin Stacks

8 Eanna Ó Conchúir An Ghaeltacht Captain

9 Kieran Murphy Kilcummin

10 David Foran St Senan’s

11 Jack Savage Kerins O’Rahillys

12 Cillian Fitzgerald Churchill

13 Gavin O’Shea Dr Crokes

14 Niall Sheehy John Mitchel’s

15 Conor Keane Legion

16 Stephen Cahillane Keel

17 Gary O’Sullivan Listry

18 Darragh Carmody Na Gaeil

19 Sean Moloney John Mitchel’s

20 Patrick O’Connor Dingle

21 Evan Doyle Ballyduff

22 Denis Daly St Marys

23 Kevin McCarthy Kilcummin

24 Adrian Spillane Templenoe

Selectors – Mickey Ned O’Sullivan Bainsteoir (Kenmare), Peter Keane Selector (St Mary’s Caherciveen), John O’Keeffe Selector (Austin Stacks)

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 – 49
Won – 38
Lost – 8
Drawn – 3
Played – 49
Won – 23
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship April 14th 2012 – Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8 at Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round) – Colman Kennedy scored 2-2 to help Tipperary recover from a two point interval deficit and win by 7 points. Match Report
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship Final July 5th 2009 – Kerry 0-12 Tipperary 0-6 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh


First Round

Saturday April 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8
@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Tuesday April 17th

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan  Kerry 1-14 Waterford 1-3

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Tuesday April 24th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Kerry 3-9 Limerick 0-5


Wednesday May 16th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh Tipperary 1-10 Cork 0-9

@ Cusack Park Ennis Kerry 0-17 Clare 3-4


Sunday July 8th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Kerry v Tipperary @ 12:00 noon

Useful Information

In 11 Munster Minor Football Finals between Tipperary and Kerry (including 2 replays), Tipperary have never scored more than an aggregate of 12 points. In those 11 matches, Tipperary scored an aggregate of 8.2 points per match compared to 14.5 points per match for Kerry. In those 11 finals, Kerry have failed to score a goal on just 2 occasions.

Kerry have never lost 2 Munster Minor Football Championship matches in the one year.

Tipperary have won 2 Munster Minor Football titles in a row on one previous occasion – 1934 & 1935.

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

Kerry and Tipperary have played 49 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, tied for the most compared to the other four Munster counties.

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

Kerry’s defeat to Tipperary in the 2012 first round match broke a 12 match unbeaten run at Austin Stack Park Tralee in this competition dating back to 1993. On that occasion, Cork defeated Kerry by 2-7 to 1-9 in the Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on July 9th 1993.

Prior to 2012, Kerry’s last defeat in a first round Munster Minor Football Championship game was in March 2002 when they lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-9 at Kilmallock. Kerry avenged that defeat with a 3-16 to 2-6 win over Tipperary in the 2002 Munster Final played at Semple Stadium Thurles.

2009 Munster Minor Football Championship Final – Kerry 0-12 Tipperary 0-6 – Match Report

Kerry — P O’Sullivan; M Galvin, P Galvin, D Wrenn; G Gibson, J Coffey, N Fitzgerald; J Sherwood, D O’Sullivan; N O’Shea, S Carroll, M Brennan; I Galvin, D Kelly, E O’Connor

Subs: M Thiemann for Brennan (45), M Reen for I Galvin (53), D Doody for O’Connor (55), M Griffin for Gibson, D Culhane for Fitzgerald (both 60).

Tipperary — A Wall; P Dalton, J Ryan, G Quinn; L Murphy, G Mulhair, D Dwyer; J Lonergan, E Kendrick; T Hill, M Ivors, R Peters; L Treacy, R McGrath, B Hewitt
Subs: S O’Meara for Lonergan (25), J McMahon for Treacy (44), A Matassa for Hill, E Kent for Kendrick (both 55).

Scorers —
Kerry: J Sherwood 0-4, E O’Connor 0-3(3fs), D O’Sullivan, S Carroll, D Kelly, I Galvin, N O’Shea 0-1 each.

Tipperary: J McMahon 0-2, B Hewitt (f), R Peters, T Hill, L Treacy 0-1 each.

Referee — M Rock (Clare)

2012 Munster Minor Football Championship Matches played to date

Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8 – April 14th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round)

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)

Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6 – April 14th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster First Round)

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: David Grogan (Tipperary)

Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6 – April 14th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster First Round)

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)

Kerry 1-14 Waterford 1-3 – April 17th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

Kerry — G Curran; C U Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, J Barry; E O Conchuir, K Murphy; N Sheehy, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; K McCarthy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: A Spillane for Fitzgerald (27), S Moloney for Barry (h-t), G O’Shea for McCarthy (h-t), G Horan for O Luing (34), A Barry for Sheehy (54).

Waterford — A Kirwan; C Burke, J O’Donnell, B Looby; S O’Donovan, T Burke, J Barron; T Devine, M Kiely; A O’Donoghue, M Curry, P O’Connor; C Gleeson, L Houlihan, R Donnelly.
Subs: S Halley for C Burke (42), M Casey for O’Donoghue (49), M Troy for Houlihan (54), D Scanlon for Kiely (59).

Referee — Kevin Murphy (Cork)

Kerry 3-9 Limerick 0-5 – April 24th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

Kerry: G Curran; C Ó Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; E Ó Conchúir, K Murphy; G O’Sullivan, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; N Sheehy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: G O’Shea for N Sheehy (41); A Barry for C Keane (54); D Collins for C Ó Luing (58); D Foran for D Daly (60); E Doyle for K Murphy (60).

Limerick: J O’Meara; D Greaney, M O’Connor, K Meade; P White, S Cahill, S Barrett; D Condron, R Burke; E O’Donnell, D Daly, T McCarthy; D Stapleton, D O’Donovan, J Breen.
Subs: J Frawley for T McCarthy (41); R McKenna for D Daly (44); D Jones for D Greaney (48); C O’Shea for D O’Donovan (50).

Referee: Michael Rock (Clare)

Kerry 0-17 Clare 3-4 – May 16th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster Semi-Final)

Kerry: G Curran; C Ó Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; K Murphy, E Ó Conchúir; G O’Shea, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; D Carmody, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: S Moloney for D Daly (ht); N Sheehy for J Savage (60); G O’Sullivan for C Fitzgerald (60).

Clare: L Corbett; S Garry, F Pyne, J Brown; E Clancy, C Murray, C McNelis; J Malone, E Hanrahan; S Corry, N Deasy, K Malone; B Lynch, E Cleary, C Cleary.
Subs: S McGuire for F Pyne (ht); M O’Leary for K Malone (ht); J Downes for N Deasy (37); E Courtney for E Hanrahan (44); M Bohannon for C McNelis (50).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

Tipperary 1-10 Cork 0-9 – May 16th @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Semi-Final)

Tipperary: E Comerford; D Cass, J Feehan, L Egan; K Fahey, D Fitzell, B Maher; S O’Brien, P Quirke; J Lonergan, J Martin, G Henry; C Kennedy, J McGrath, J Shelly.
Subs: TJ Ryan for Shelly (half-time), I Fahey for Henry (half-time), J Maher for Lonergan (60)

Cork: M Martin; S O’Leary, T O’Rourke, S Cronin; J Davis, C Hyde, K Crowley; B O’Driscoll, I Maguire; S T O’Sullivan, A O’Donovan, P Fitzgerald; C Vaughan, C Horgan, K O’Connor.
Subs: A Moynihan for Horgan (half-time), K McIntyre for O’Sullivan (half-time), C Ryan for O’Rourke (57)

Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship

Jack Savage (Kerry) – 0-13 (0-7 frees)
Conor Cleary (Clare) – 2-7 (1-0 penalty, 1-1 frees)
Eoin Cleary (Clare) – 1-7 (0-1 free)
Conor Horgan (Cork) – 3-0 (1-0 penalty)
Ryan Donnelly (Waterford) – 1-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free)
Colman Kennedy (Tipperary) – 2-3 (0-3 frees)
J Malone (Clare) – 1-5
Conor Keane (Kerry) – 1-4
Niall Sheehy (Kerry) – 0-7 (0-4 frees)
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) – 1-3
Kieran Murphy (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 45)
Cillian Fitzgerald (Kerry) 0-4
Eanna O’Conchuir (Kerry) – 1-1
Gavin O’Shea (Kerry) – 1-1
Brian O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Cathal Vaughan (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
John McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Gerald O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 1-0
Sean T O’Sullivan (Cork) – 0-3
C Deasy (Clare) – 1-0
B Lynch (Clare) – 0-3
Sean Moloney (Kerry) – 0-3
Ian Fahey (Tipperary) – 0-3
Ian Maguire (Cork) – 0-3
Alan O’Donovan (Cork) – 0-3
Denis Daly (Kerry) – 0-2
Dara O’Se (Kerry) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
D Carmody (Kerry) – 0-2
Robbie Burke (Limerick) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
TJ Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Bill Maher (Tipperary) – 0-2
N Deasy (Clare) – 0-2

Steven O’Brien (Tipperary), B Crowley (Kerry), R Murphy (Kerry), Greg Horan (Kerry), D Scanlon (Waterford), L Houlihan (Waterford), M Curry (Waterford), Jason Lonergan (Tipperary), Adam Barry (Kerry), Sean Barrett (Limerick), Jack Breen (Limerick), G Bateman (Limerick), C Sheehan (Limerick), Paul Fitzgerald (Cork), A Moynihan (Cork), K McIntyre (Cork), K Crowley (Cork), K O’Connor (Cork) 0-1 each

Munster Minor Football Championship

Tipperary v Kerry – a look back

Munster Minor Football Championship – Head to Head Record
Games Won Drawn Lost Scores For Scores Against
Kerry 41 31 4 6 81-435 44-233
Tipperary 6 4 31 44-233 81-435


Munster Minor Football Championship FINALS – Head to Head Record
Games Won Drawn Lost Scores For Scores Against
Kerry 11 7 2 2 17-109 6-69
Tipperary 2 2 7 6-69 17-109


Munster Minor Football Championship FINALS – Tipperary v Kerry
Date Kerry Tipperary Venue Referee
5/7/2009 0-12 0-9 Pairc Ui Chaoimh M Rock (Clare)
12/7/2008 2-12 0-8 Cusack Park Ennis (Replay) M Meade (Limerick)
6/7/2008 1-9 1-9 Pairc Ui Chaoimh M Collins (Cork)
9/7/2006 1-13 0-8 Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney M Condon (Waterford)
14/7/2002 3-16 2-6 Semple Stadium Thurles M McCann
1/7/1984 0-8 2-3 Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney D O’Connor (Cork)
21/8/1955 1-5 0-9 Thurles Sportsfield (Replay) J Collins (Limerick)
24/7/1955 1-6 0-9 Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney T Cotter (Cork)
21/7/1946 4-17 0-2 Austin Stack Park Tralee S Deignan (Cavan)
26/7/1936 1-5 1-2 Gaelic Grounds Limerick H. Culhane (Clare)
9/8/1931 3-6 0-7 Austin Stack Park Tralee T. Considine (Clare)

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)


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 –

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 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

Munster GAA Senior Football Final – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13

Clinical Cork canter to 37th Munster title

Report from the web site

Munster GAA Football Championship Final: Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13

Cork eased to their 37th Munster GAA Football Championship with a clinical defeat of Clare at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday afternoon. The Rebels hit three goals in the first half and led by 3-7 to 0-7 at the break, before Clare shored up their defence in the second half and made a far more competitive game of it. Remarkably, all of Cork’s scores came from play, while all six of their starting forwards hit the target from play, as did Daniel Goulding and Barry O’Driscoll, who were brought on in the second half.

While the Rebels had a three-goal cushion at the break, the first half wasn’t as one-sided as the scoreline suggested. Cork were simply far more clinical in front of goal while Clare were guilty of missing a number of goal chances. Cork moved two points clear in the early stages, with Aidan Walsh and Ciarán Sheehan getting off the mark in the first five minutes. Nicholas Murphy started at full-forward for the Rebels and was a constant threat on the edge of the square, creating a chance for Donncha O’Connor on 10 minutes, which Gordan Kelly, the Clare defender, did brilliantly to block.

Clare had early points from David Tubridy and Rory Donnelly, but they were hit with a sucker punch when Fintan Goold fired the Rebels’ opening goal on 13 minutes, finishing clinically after Walsh and O’Connor had combined well to create the chance. Two Michael O’Shea scores, the second after Tubridy was denied by a last-ditch block, brought the gap back to three points, but the excellent Walsh then hit Cork’s second goal on 21 minutes, finishing smartly after a powerful run through the Clare defence. Cork were absolutely clinical in the first half, while Clare spurned a number of goal chances, Gary Brennan dragging a shot wide, while Cork centre back Eoin Cadogan was yellow carded for a foul which Tubridy then converted.

Cork snaffled another goal before the break, as Paul Kerrigan pierced the Clare defence and laid the ball off for Murphy to fist into an empty net, helping the Rebels to a 3-7 to 0-7 half-time lead. That lead was extended to 11 points within four minutes of the restart, Sheehan and O’Connor both hitting the target from play early in the second half. When it looked like the Clare challenge would crumble, Micheál McDermott’s charges hit back with the next three scores, Tubridy, O’Shea (his fourth), and Donnelly all reducing the arrears to 2-9 to 0-10 by the 47th minute. But Cork were in no mood to be generous and two quick-fire scores from the excellent Colm O’Neill, who finished with four points from play, ended any hopes of an unlikely comeback. Clare remained competitive in the closing stages, but Cork were the far superior side and coasted home to a 12-point win, with O’Neill, Goulding and O’Driscoll adding a coat of gloss to the scoreline late on.

Cork Scorers: A Walsh 1-1, C Sheehan 0-4, C O’Neill 0-4, F Goold 1-0, D O’Connor 0-2, N Murphy 1-0, P Kerrigan 0-2, D Goulding 0-2, B O’Driscoll 0-1.

Clare Scorers: D Tubridy 0-3 (0-2f), R Donnelly 0-3, M O’Shea 0-4, G Brennan 0-2, G Kelly 0-1

Cork: A Quirke, R Carey, M Shields, E Cadogan, P Kissane, E Cotter, N O’Leary, A O’Connor, A Walsh, C Sheehan, F Goold, P Kerrigan, C O’Neill, D O’Connor, N Murphy.

Clare: J Hayes; K Harnett, B Duggan, L Healy; E Coughlan, G Kelly, J Hayes; G Brennan, G Quinlan; S Brennan, S McGrath, A Clohessy; R Donnelly, D Tubridy, M O’Shea.

Referee: Eddie Kinsella

Attendance: 9,139


Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13

From the web site

Conor Counihan’s Cork defeated Clare by 12 points, 3-16 to 0-13, in this afternoon’s Munster senior football final at the Gaelic Grounds. As predicted, the National League champions were much too powerful for Clare, appearing in a first senior provincial decider since 2000. First half goals from Fintan Goold, Aidan Walsh and Nicholas Murphy helped Cork to lead by 3-09 to 0-09 at half-time. And while Clare matched Cork point for point for most of the second half, the end result was never in doubt. This was Cork’s 37th provincial senior title victory in all – and a first since 2009. 9,139 spectators were present to watch the first Munster SFC final meeting between Cork and Clare since 1949.

But on the 20th anniversary of the Banner County’s shock provincial final victory over Kerry, there would be no repeat as a slick Cork outfit, while never hitting the high notes, advanced comfortably to the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals. Goold bagged Cork’s opening goal in the 14th minute, crashing a stunning drive past Clare goalkeeper Joe Hayes. Seven minutes later, Walsh rampaged through midfield and beat Hayes with a low shot for Cork’s second goal.

And it was game over three minutes before half-time when Murphy fisted home a Paul Kerrigan handpass in the nick of time. Murphy was on the Clare goalline when he made contact and if Kerrigan’s pass had travelled all the way into the net, it would have been disallowed. TV replays showed that it was a marginal call – but Murphy, who has made a big impact in his new full-forward role – got the benefit of the doubt and Cork went on to lead at half-time by nine points.

All six of Cork’s starting forwards were on target in this clash and the Rebels scored everything from play as Clare were simply outclassed in a disappointing encounter. Cork’s physical superiority all around the field proved crucial to this win but Clare’s inside forwards looked dangerous whenever they gained possession. Michael O’Shea scored four points from play while Rory Donnelly added 0-03 as Clare refused to wave the white flag of surrender.

Better decision making in front of goal could have seen Clare score a goal or two as Gary Brennan drove his team forward from midfield. And Cork had goalkeeper Alan Quirke to thank for a ‘clean sheet’ as the Valley Rovers netminder kept out Clare sub Niall Browne with a point blank save in the closing minutes. Cork’s starting line-up showed two late changes as Graham Canty and Patrick Kelly were replaced by Eoin Cotter and Goold. But the reshuffle proved seamless and Counihan has an embarrassment of riches to choose from – with many pundits having installed Cork as favourites for this year’s All-Ireland title. They’ll receive much stiffer tests than this but the worry from Cork’s perspective is that they’ll have to wait a month for an All-Ireland quarter-final – and that’s the stage where Cork were shocked by Mayo last year.

Cork scorers: A Walsh 1-01, C Sheehan & C O’Neill 0-04 each, N Murphy & F Goold 1-00 each, P Kerrigan, D O’Connor & D Goulding 0-02 each, B O’Driscoll 0-01.

Clare scorers: M O’Shea 0-04, R Donnelly & D Tubridy (2f) 0-03 each, G Brennan 0-02, Gordan Kelly 0-01.

Cork: A Quirke; R Carey, M Shields, E Cadogan; E Cotter, N O’Leary, P Kissane; A O’Connor, A Walsh; F Goold, C Sheehan, P Kerrigan; C O’Neill, N Murphy, D O’Connor.

Subs: D Goulding for D O’Connor (51), D O’Sullivan for Kissane (55), J Fitzpatrick for A O’Connor (56), B O’Driscoll for Sheehan (66), M Collins for Goold (66).

Clare: J Hayes; K Harnett, B Duggan, L Healy; C Coughlan, Gordan Kelly, J Hayes; G Brennan, G Quinlan; S Brennan, S McGrath, A Clohessy; R Donnelly, D Tubridy, M O’Shea.

Subs: Graham Kelly for Coughlan (h.t.), N Browne for Quinlan (h.t.), D Russell for Clohessy (59), S McNeilis for Duggan (68), C Talty for Brennan (70+1).

Referee: E Kinsella (Laois).

Team News

Clare show two changes in personnel from the team that lined out against Limerick in the Semi-Final. Barry Duggan (Cratloe) comes straight in at full back ,instead of Shane McNeilis, for the first time this year. Barry did not line out for Clare during the Allianz Football League campaign. Into the side also comes Shane Brennan, (Clondegad), who was introduced as a substitute against Limerick, Enda Coughlan , who lined out at centre forward against Limerick, now reverts to Right Half back. With Martin McMahon on the bench. Shane McGrath lines out at centre forward, where he has played most of the National there. Alan Clohessy will captain the Clare team, as they contest there 17th Munster Football Final. 1949 was the last time they played Cork in a Munster Football Final .

1. Joe Hayes Lissycasey

2. Kevin Harnett Meelick

3. Barry Duggan Cratloe

4. Laurence Healy Ennistymon

5. Enda Coughlan Kilmurry Ibrickane

6. Gordan Kelly St Josephs Miltown

7. John Hayes Kilrush Shamrocks

8. Gary Brennan Clondegad

9. Ger Quinlin O Currys

10. Shane Brennan Clondegad

11. Shane McGrath Thomas Davis Dublin

12. Alan Clohessy Liscannor (Captain)

13. Rory Donnelly Cooraclare

14. David Tubridy Doonbeg

15. Michael O Shea St Senans Kilkee

The Cork Senior Football team to play Clare in Sunday’s Munster Final at 2pm at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, will line out as follows:

1. Alan Quirke

2. Ray Carey 3. Michael Shields 4. Eoin Cadogan

5. Paudie Kissane 6. Graham Canty 7. Noel O’Leary

8. Alan O’Connor 9. Aidan Walsh

10. Ciaran Sheehan 11. Patrick Kelly 12. Paul Kerrigan

13. Colm O’Neill 14. Donncha O’Connor 15. Nicholas Murphy

Ticket prices

Advance Purchases:

Covered Stand €30; Uncovered Stand €25; Terrace €15

Family Adult Covered €30 – Juveniles €5

Family Adult UnCovered €25 – Juveniles €5

Family Adult Terrace €15 – Juvenile €5

Student/OAP – Concession on Stand Tickets only – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid I.D.)


Juvenile Groups – There will be a limited number of Juvenile Groups available for this game. Your initial allocation is 200 – €3 per Juvenile with a free Adult with every 10 children. Other adults pay €25.

All Groups should be booked directly with Co Board and Munster GAA will then issue tickets to the County board. All groups should pay their Co Board for tickets.

Match Day Purchases

Covered Stand €35; Uncovered Stand €30; Terrace €20

Student Terrace €15

Family Adult Covered €35 – Juveniles €5

Family Adult UnCovered €30 – Juveniles €5

Family Adult Terrace €20 – Juvenile €5

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on TV3.

When – Sunday July 8th at 2:00pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Eddie Kinsella (Laois)
Stand By Referee – Derek Fahy (Longford)
Linesman – Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)
Sideline Official – Brian Tyrrell (Tipperary)

Replay date
– July 14th

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

For the Record

Cork Clare
2012 Team Manager Conor Counihan Micheal McDermott
2012 Team Captain Graham Canty Alan Clohessy
2011 Championship Performance Defeated Clare and Waterford to qualify for the Munster Final. Lost to Kerry by 1-15 to 1-12 in the Munster Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. Lost to Cork by 1-23 to 0-11 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Lost to Down by 1-13 to 1-12 in the first round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers at Cusack Park Ennis.
Number of Munster Senior Football titles 36 2
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2009 1992
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 31
Won – 18
Lost – 8
Drawn – 5
Played – 19
Won – 6
Lost – 12
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship May 22nd 2011 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final) – Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11 – A Donnacha O’Connor goal in the 22nd minute helped Cork to a comprehensive victory over Clare.
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final July 24th 1949 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Cork 3-6 Clare 0-7 – goals by Paddy O’Donnell, Donie O’Donovan and Jim Lynam helped Cork to win their 15th Munster Senior Football title and just their third since 1928.  John O’Keeffe (Millstreet) captained the team from right half-back.
Last competitive meeting January 15th 2002 at Pairc Ui Rinn – Cork 2-14 Clare 0-7 (McGrath Cup Quarter-Final) – a scoring spree of 2-4 from Colm O’Neill helped Cork to a 13 point victory over a Clare team missing their influential forward David Tubridy.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2012


Sunday May 20th

@ Pairc na nGael                             Limerick 2-12 Waterford 0-7

Sunday May 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Kerry 0-16 Tipperary 0-10

Saturday June 9th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Clare 1-13 Limerick 0-15

Sunday June 10th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                        Cork 0-17 Kerry 0-12


Sunday July 8th (Replay date – July 14th)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Cork v Clare @ 2:00pm

Useful Information

Cork and Clare have met in three Munster Senior Football Finals with Cork winning two while Clare won the Munster title in 1917.

  • 1949 Final at Limerick – Cork 3-6 Clare 0-7
  • 1917 Final at Tipperary – Clare 5-4 Cork 0-1
  • 1916 Final at Clonmel – Cork 2-2 Clare 1-4

Eddie Kinsella (Laois) will referee the Munster Senior Football Final and was also in charge when the sides last met in the Championship in 2011.

Clare’s last Munster Senior Football title came in 1992 courtesy of an upset victory over Kerry. The Clare team on that occasion lined out as follows – James Hanrahan, Kieran O’Mahony, Gerry Kelly, Seamus Clancy, Ciaran O’Neill, Joe Joe Rouine, Frankie Griffin, Tom Morrissey, Aidan Moloney, Noel Roche, Francis McInerney (Captain), Gerry Killeen, Padraig Conway, Colm Clancy, Martin Flynn. Sub: Martin Daly

Cork last captured the Munster Senior Football title in 2009 thanks to a 2-6 to 0-11 victory over Limerick at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The Cork team on that occasion lined out as follows – Alan Quirke; Ray Carey, Michael Shields, Brian O’Regan; Ger Spillane, Graham Canty (Captain), Kieran O’Connor; Alan O’Connor, Nicholas Murphy; Paddy Kelly, Pearse O’Neill, Paul Kerrigan; Daniel Goulding, James Masters, Donncha O’Connor. Subs: Paudie Kissane for O’Regan (26), Colm O’Neill for Masters (50), Aidan Walsh for Spillane (58), Paul O’Flynn for Kerrigan (61), Fintan Goold for A O’Connor (62). Cork would progress to the All-Ireland Final where they were defeated by Kerry.

There has been a 57% increase in the number of scores in the last 4 Munster Senior Football Championships – 2008 (21 scores per game), 2009 (24 scores per game), 2010 (28 scores per game), 2011 (33 scores per game). However, in the 2012 Munster Senior Football Championship to date, the average scores per game has been 26.

Cork have won both competitions entered thus far in 2012, Cork won the McGrath Cup in January with victories over Clare, CIT and Tipperary, conceding a total of 20 points in 210 minutes of action. Cork then progressed to win the Allianz Football League Division 1 title for the third consecutive year. During the 7 group matches in Division 1, Cork conceded the least amount of scores (an aggregate of 78 points). Kerry had the second best defensive record with a concession of 86 points on aggregate. Cork’s defensive record in the 12 competitive matches played in 2012 has seen them concede an average of 8.16 points per game.

2011 Munster Senior Football Quarter-Final – Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11 – Match Report

Cork: A Quirke; R Carey, M Shields (0-01), J O’Sullivan; G Canty, N O’Leary, D O’Sullivan; A O’Connor (0-01), A Walsh (0-01); C Sheehan (0-04), P Kelly, P O’Neill (0-01); D Goulding (0-08, 0-06f), D O’Connor (1-04, 0-02f), D Goold.

Subs used: P Kerrigan (0-01) for Goold (47 mins), P Kissane for Shields, F Lynch for Kelly (both 62), N Murphy for Walsh (65), J Miskella (0-01) for O’Sullivan (66).

Clare: Joe Hayes; K Hartnett, B Duggan, L Healy; John Hayes, G Kelly, M McMahon; N Browne, G Brennan (0-02); G Kelly, D Tubridy (0-03, 0-01f), C O’Connor; A Clohessy (0-01), D O’Neill, R Donnelly (0-05).

Subs used: S Brennan for O’Connor, S McNeiles for John Hayes (both half-time), J Dowling for O’Neill (70 mins).

Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

2012 Munster Senior Football Championship Matches played to date

Limerick 2-12 Waterford 0-7 – May 20th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Quarter-Final)

Limerick: B Scanlon; J McCarthy, P Browne, L O’Dwyer; S Lavin, J Riordan, P Ranahan; T Lee, P Kinnerk; E Barry, E O’Connor, S Buckley; G Collins, S O’Carroll, I Ryan
Subs used: I Corbett for Barry (34 mins), J O’Meara for Kinnerk (48), S Kelly for O’Carroll (54), J Cooke for Lee (63), S Lucey for Ranahan (68).

Waterford: K Cotter; M O’Gorman, T O’Gorman, K Connery; W Hennessy, T Grey, S Briggs; S Ahearne, S O’Hare; P Hurney, S Dempsey, C O’Keeffe; T Prendergast, JJ Hutchinson, M Ferncombe
Subs used: J Veale for Ferncombe, P Whyte for Dempsey, S Fleming for Hutchinson (all 60 mins).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Kerry 0-16 Tipperary 0-10 – May 27th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: Brendan Kealy; Shane Enright, Daniel Bohane, Killian Young; Tomás O’Sé, Eoin Brosnan, Peter Crowley; Anthony Maher, Bryan Sheehan; Paul Galvin, Darran O’Sullivan, Kieran O’Leary; Colm Cooper, Declan O’Sullivan, Patrick Curtin.
Subs used: Kieran Donaghy for Galvin (45); Brian Maguire for Young (48 inj); Barry John Keane for Curtin (50); James O’Donoghue for O’Leary (50); Aidan O’Mahony for Brosnan (62).

Tipperary: Paul Fitzgerald ; Andrew Morrissey , Paddy Codd , Ciarán McDonald ; Brian Fox , Robbie Costigan , Alan Campbell ; George Hannigan , Hugh Coghlan ; Lorcan Egan , Peter Acheson , Shane Scully ; Alan Maloney , Michael Quinlivan , Philip Austin
Subs used: Donagh Leahy  for Costigan (26 inj); Richie Ryan  for Scully (48); Bernard O’Brien  for Quinlivan (64); Aldo Matassa  for Hannigan (70+1).

Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)

Clare 1-13 Limerick 0-15 – June 9th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final)

Limerick: S Scanlon; L O’Dwyer, J Riordan, P Browne; S Lavin, J McCarthy, P Ranahan; T Lee, P Kinnerk; I Corbett, S Kelly, S Buckley; G Collins, S O’Carroll, I Ryan
Subs: J O’Meara for Kinnerk (27), E O’Connor for Kelly (53), J Cooke for Corbett (56), J Donovan for O’Carroll (62), G O’Connell for Buckley (70).

Clare: J Hayes; K Hartnett, S McNelis, L Healy; M McMahon, G Kelly, J Hayes; G Brennan, G Quinlan; S McGrath, E Coughlan, A Clohessy; M O’Shea, D Tubridy, R Donnelly
Subs: S Brennan for Quinlan (58), N Browne for Coughlan (62), D Russell for McGrath (65), B Hartnett for McNelis (66).

Referee: Derek Fahy (Longford)

Cork 0-17 Kerry 0-12 – June 10th @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Semi-Final)

Cork: A Quirke; R Carey, E Cadogan, M Shields; P Kissane, G Canty, N O’Leary; A O’Connor, A Walsh; C Sheehan, P Kelly, P Kerrigan; C O’Neill, N Murphy, D O’Connor
Subs: D Goulding for Sheehan (52 mins), B O’Driscoll for Murphy (70 mins), M Collins for Kerrigan (73 mins), E Cotter for Kissane (73 mins).

Kerry: B Kealy; K Young, A O’Mahony, M Ó Sé; P Crowley, E Brosnan, T Ó Sé; A Maher, S Scanlon; P Galvin, Declan O’Sullivan, Darran O’Sullivan; C Cooper, K Donaghy, K O’Leary.
Subs: J O’Donoghue for O’Leary (half-time), J Buckley for Scanlon (half-time), P Curtin for Donaghy (66 mins), BJ Keane for Galvin (66 mins).

Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Football Championship

Ian Ryan (Limerick) – 1-17 (0-11 frees)
Colm Cooper (Kerry) – 0-9 (0-5 frees)
Donnacha O’Connor (Cork) – 0-6 (0-2 frees)
Bryan Sheehan (Kerry) – 0-6 (0-5 frees)
Colm O’Neill (Cork) – 0-5 (0-3 free)
David Tubridy (Clare) – 0-5 (0-1 free, 0-1 ‘45)
Seamus O’Carroll (Limerick) – 1-2
Ger Collins (Limerick) – 0-4
Alan Maloney (Tipperary) – 0-4 (0-3 frees)
Ryan Donnelly (Clare) – 0-3
Gordan Kelly (Clare) – 1-0
Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 0-3
James O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 0-3
Paul Kerrigan (Cork) – 0-2
Daniel Goulding (Cork) – 0-2
Shane McGrath (Clare) – 0-2
Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 0-2
Peter Acheson (Tipperary) – 0-2
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 0-2 frees
JJ Hutchinson (Waterford) – 0-2
Tony Grey (Waterford) – 0-2
Mark Ferncombe (Waterford) – 0-2
Stephen Kelly (Limerick) – 0-2

Paudie Kissane (Cork), Ciaran Sheehan (Cork), Gary Brennan (Clare), Alan Clohessy (Clare), G Quinlan (Clare), Eoin Brosnan (Kerry), Paul Galvin (Kerry), Tomás O’Sé (Kerry), Anthony Maher (Kerry), Kieran O’Leary (Kerry), John Cooke (Limerick), Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick), Philip Austin (Tipperary), Hugh Coghlan (Tipperary), Shane Ahearne (Waterford)  – 0-1 each

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (74) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011

Cork (36) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 –

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 13 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Cork and Clare will end a 63-year wait for a Munster senior football final clash when they meet in the Limerick Gaelic Grounds next Sunday (2.0). The last of their three Munster final clashes was back in 1949 when Cork won by 3-6 to 0-7 in Limerick. It has been an incredibly long wait for their next meeting in the final but has finally come about after Clare beat Limerick and Cork beat Kerry in the semi-finals. Cork are seeking their 37th Munster title while Clare are chasing their third, having previously triumphed in 1917 and 1992.

How they got here….

Clare beat Limerick by 1-13 to 0-15 in the Munster semi-final. Clare led by 1-9 to 0-3 at half-time and withstood a fierce Limerick onslaught in the second half to edge home by a single point. Indeed, Limerick led by a point with four minutes remaining but Clare battled back and two late points by David Tubridy sealed victory. Cork beat Kerry by 0-17 to 0-12 in the other semi-final. Cork led by 0-7 to 0-4 at half-time and by 0-13 to 0-11 after an hour before out-scoring Kerry 4-1 over the closing ten minutes. Donncha O’Connor was Cork’s top scorer on 0-6 while Colm O’Neill kicked 0-5.



2012: Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11 (Munster quarter-final)

2005: Cork 0-18 Clare 0-6 (Munster semi-final)

2001: Cork 2-11 Clare 1-10 (Munster semi-final)

1997: Clare 1-14 Cork 1-13 (Munster semi-final)

1996: Cork 2-16 Clare 1-16 (Munster semi-final) (Replay)


1949: Cork 3-6 Clare 0-7

1917: Clare 5-4 Cork 0-1

1916: Cork 2-2 Clare 1-4

Flashback…Clare’s last Munster title success

Clare 2-10 Kerry 0-12 (Munster final 1992, July 19th, Limerick)

It will always be regarded as one of the great days in Clare sporting history as their footballers upset the odds and beat Kerry by four points in the Munster final. Managed by John Maughan, they stunned the Kerrymen with goals in the 51st (Colm Clancy) and 58th minutes (Martin Daly) sending Clare on their way to a first Munster title for 75 years.

Clare: James Hanrahan; Ciaran O’Mahony, Gerry Kelly, Seamus Clancy; Ciaran O’Neill, JJ Rouine, Frankie Griffin; Tom Morrissey (0-1), Aidan Maloney; Noel Roche (0-1), Francis McInerney (0-1), Gerry Killeen (0-4); Padraig Conway (0-2), Colm Clancy (1-1), Martin Flynn.
Sub: Martin Daly (1-0) for O’Neill.

Kerry: Peter O’Leary; Stephen Stack, Anthony Gleeson, Eamonn Breen; Liam Flaherty, Sean Burke, Connie Murphy (0-1); Noel O’Mahoney (0-1), Seamus Moynihan; Sean Geaney, Tommy Fleming (0-1), Maurice Fitzgerald (0-7); Karl O’Dwyer, Jack O’Shea (0-1), Billy O’Shea (0-1)
Subs: Ambrose O’Donovan for O’Dwyer; Pa Laide for Geaney; Noel O’Leary for O’Mahoney



2011: Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-12

2009: Cork 2-6 Limerick 0-11

2008: Cork 1-16 Kerry 1-11

2007: Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-13

2006: Cork 1-12 Kerry 0-9 (Replay)

2006: Cork 0-10 Kerry 0-10 (Draw)

2005: Kerry 1-11 Cork 0-11

2002: Cork 1-23 Tipperary 0-7 (Replay)

2002: Cork 2-11 Tipperary 1-14

2001: Kerry 0-19 Cork 1-13

Won 4, Lost 4, Draw 2


2000: Kerry 3-15 Clare 0-8

1997: Kerry 1-13 Clare 0-11

1992: Clare 2-10 Kerry 0-12

1949: Cork 3-6 Clare 0-7

1941: Kerry 2-9 Clare 0-6

1937: Kerry 4-9 Clare 1-1

1936: Kerry 1-11 Clare 2-2

1929: Kerry 1-14 Clare 1-2

1927: Kerry 4-4 Clare 1-3

1925: Kerry 5-5 Clare 0-0

Won 1, Lost 9