Munster Intermediate Camogie Club Final – Kilmaley (Clare) 4-10 St. Anne’s (Waterford) 0-3

Kilmaley (Clare) defeated St. Anne’s (Waterford) by 4-10 to 0-3 in the Munster Intermediate Camogie Club Final on Saturday at Lattin, Co. Tipperary.

Fixture Details

MUNSTER INTERMEDIATE CLUB FINAL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

ST ANNE’S (WATERFORD) V KILMALEY (CLARE) VENUE: LATTIN/CULLEN GAA FIELD (TIPPERARY) TIME: 1.pm REFEREE: GERARD BROWNE (TIPPERARY)

Munster Club Junior Camogie Final – Truagh / Clonlara (Clare) 2-6 An Rinn (Waterford) 1-7

Truagh / Clonlara (Clare) defeated An Rinn (Waterford) by 2-6 to 1-7 in the Munster Club Junior Camogie Final on Sunday at Templederry.

Fixture Details

MUNSTER JUNIOR CLUB FINAL SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4TH

TRUAGH/CLONLARA (CLARE) AN RINN (WATERFORD)

VENUE: TEMPLEDERRY (TIPPERARY) TIME: 12.15

REFEREE: TADGH WHELAN (TIPPERARY)

(Templederry is about 3 miles off the main Thurles/Nenagh road, 15 mins from Dolla where Rinn Hurlers are playing)

Waterford Senior Football Championship Final – Stradbally 2-2 The Nire 0-8

Stradbally and The Nire finished level in the Waterford Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday at Fraher Field Dungarvan – Stradbally 2-2 The Nire 0-8.

Match Preview

Stradbally have featured in each of the last three Waterford senior football finals, but they relinquished the title to Ballinacourty last year having triumphed in 2009 and 2010. They gained a measure of revenge by dumping the reigning champions out in the semi-final.

The Nire last featured in the final back in 2009, when they lost by 2-5 to 0-9 to Sunday’s opponents. Their last success in the competition came the previous year, in 2008.

The Nire will look to Maurice and Thomas O’Gorman as well as goalkeeper Tom Wall for inspiration, while Waterford star Tony Grey is Stradbally’s key man.

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Castlehaven (Cork) 1-15 Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 0-7

Nolan bags killer goal to make ‘Haven safe

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

CASTLEHAVEN forward Shane Nolan is fast developing the knack of scoring priceless goals. Just one week after the young Haven star hit the goal that won the Cork county final, Nolan was at it again, coming up trumps with the match-winning goal against Limerick champions Drom-Broadford, who finished with 14 men at a windswept Clonakilty. For the second weekend in a row, Nolan was sprung from the bench with stunning effect, because with just 12 minutes left, and the Cork champions holding a 0-10 to 0-6 lead, the supersub latched on to a pass from Sean Dineen before unleashing a powerful low drive across the goal that tucked into the far corner. As Castlehaven manager James McCarthy agreed, it was a match-defining score. “It was a crucial score for us really. It killed the game off, and we could enjoy the last five minutes there. “Up to then, the match was up for grabs. It was a super goal, very clinical,” he said.

While Nolan’s goalscoring feat may dominate the headlines, it was yet another impressive performance from their Cork U-21 centre-back Damien Cahalane — son of Cork great Niall Cahalane — that caught the eye, especially in the second half. With the home side leading 0-7 to 0-4 at the break — after racing into a 0-6 to 0-0 lead inside 11 minutes — the momentum had firmly swung in Drom-Broadford’s favour when they settled in the second quarter. This in mind, the opening score of the second half was going to be crucial, especially for the ‘Haven, who had to play into a strong wind. Seconds into the half, Cahalane surged, ball in hand, from his centre-back berth right through the Drom-Broadford team to set-up a score for Stephen Hurley.

It set the tone for a much-improved Haven second-half performance, even though it must be said that the Limerick champions struggled somewhat playing with the wind. “Damien had a super game again, striding out there from the half-back line, taking the ball on and charging forward, and on a day like today that was vital. “Not only that but he can deliver good ball into the full-forward line as well,” said McCarthy. In those Castlehaven-dominated opening exchanges, it seemed that the newly crowned Cork kingpins were going to coast to a provincial semi-final against the Waterford representatives, whose identity will only be known after a county final replay. Dermot Hurley, Stephen Hurley, Mark Collins, Brian Hurley (2) and the hard-working Alan Cahalane were all on target, as the ‘Haven eased 0-6 to 0-0 ahead.

But as the half wore on, Drom-Broadford settled, with Jason Stokes a key figure in midfield, while Ray Lynch and Michael Reidy looked lively in the full-forward line. And, point by point, the gap was closed, with Reidy (two frees), Derry McCarthy and Garrett Noonan all scoring, while the Haven managed just a solitary Mark Collins free, as they struggled to mount any meaningful attack. With both teams deploying a sweeper and defending in numbers, every score was going to be crucial in this contest. In the second half it was Castlehaven that coped best, and by the time that sub Nolan effectively sealed the win, the Cork side had moved 0-10 to 0-6 ahead. Drom-Broadford’s plight wasn’t helped when just after Nolan’s goal, Mikey Boyce was red carded for an off-the-ball incident. And while Reidy did reduce the gap with a free (1-10 to 0-7), the ‘Haven finished strongly, rattling off the last five points to give a rather unjust look to the final scoreline.

Scorers — Castlehaven: M Collins 0-5 (0-3f), B Hurley 0-4, S Hurley 0-3, S Nolan 1-0, A Cahalane, D Hurley, P Hurley (f) 0-1 each. Drom-Broadford: M Reidy 0-3 (3f), J Stokes, M Brosnan, G Noonan, D McCarthy 0-1 each.

Castlehaven — P Hurley; D Limrick, L Collins, T O’Leary; R Whelton, D Cahalane, C Hayes; S Dineen, D Hurley; D Burns, M Collins, A Cahalane; M Cahalane, B Hurley, S Hurley. Subs: S Hurley for R Whelton (25), S Nolan for D Burns (38), M Dineen for A Cahalane (52), S Collins for M Cahalane (56), E Dennehy for S Hurley (60).

Drom-Broadford — K Noonan; D O’Leary, T McLoughlin, C Fahy; G Noonan, E Barry, B Noonan; M Boyce, J Stokes; M Brosnan, P Donnelly, D McCarthy; R Lynch, G Egan, M Reidy. Subs: S Buckley for M Brosnan (52), K Noonan for D McCarthy (56), M O’Sullivan for B Noonan (60).

Ref — P O’Sullivan (Kerry)

 

Nolan the hero again for Haven

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Castlehaven 1-15 Dromcollogher-Broadford 0-07

This Munster Club SFC quarter-final at Clonakilty was decided in a minute’s action during the second half, when winners Castlehaven got the game’s only goal and Dromcollogher-Broadford lost a player to a straight red card. The score was 0-10 to 0-6 in favour of the Cork champions on 49 minutes but their Limerick opponents were holding grimly to their coat-tails when Haven sub Shane Nolan took a pass from Sean Dineen and cracked home a fine goal. Before the kick-out could be taken Drom-Broadford’s Mike Boyce got entangled with Brian Hurley and, on the advice of his linesman, referee Padraig O’Sullivan sent him off. The Limerick side would manage just one more score while Castlehaven struck five points in a row to finish with a flourish.

It was harsh on Drom-Broadford to end the game 11 points adrift, because they had fought their way back into contention after a disastrous opening quarter. Castlehaven started with the wind and scored a point within seconds thanks to midfielder Diarmuid Hurley storming up field from the throw-in. They made light of Drom-Broadford’s extra man in defence — a role Patrick Donnelly and Jason Stokes took turns in filling — by using long, accurate deliveries to good effect. Points from Stephen Hurley, Mark Collins (free), two fine scores from the impressive Brian Hurley and Seanie Cahalan underlined their superiority, and it looked like a long day at the office for the Limerick side.

On 10 minutes Castlehaven were 0-6 to 0-0 up and when Michael Reidy pointed a free for Drom-Broadford it looked a token gesture. However, the Limerick men settled — Donnelly might have been far away from his programme position of centre-forward but he came into the game, while Derry McCarthy started to carry the ball forward more. Veteran Jason Stokes also contributed more from the middle of the field, and Drom-Broadford outscored their opponents, four points to one, in the 20 minutes before the break with McCarthy, Reidy and Garrett Noonan all scoring.

All Castlehaven had in response was a Mark Collins free, which left it 0-7 to 0-4 at half time and Drom-Broadford were entitled to feel confident as they had the breeze in the second period. Castlehaven put down the proverbial marker on the resumption, however. Damien Cahalane — by some distance the outstanding performer on view — surged through and found Stephen Hurley, who blasted over a point when there was a sniff of a goal on offer. Cahalane held the centre well for Castlehaven as Drom-Broadford tried to build attacks from midfield, and the Cork hurler’s distribution was a key weapon in the Cork side’s armoury.

Still, a Michael Brosnan point for Drom-Broadford made it a three-point game, and Haven had to get keeper Paudie Hurley to give a passable imitation of Stephen Cluxton, the netminder trotting up to nail a free from 40 metres. Mark Collins (free) and Jason Stokes then swapped points before the turning point, Nolan’s goal. The same man got the decisive goal last Sunday week in the Cork SFC final against Duhallow — surely he’ll get a start the next day? With Drom-Broadford down to 14 following Boyce’s dismissal, it was a matter of playing out time, and Castlehaven manager James McCarthy will be happy with his side’s clinical approach to their late chances. They maintained a miserly defensive record, holding their opponents to single figures, while in Damien Cahalane they have a player who can turn defence into attack with a few of those long strides. It will take a good team to stop Haven’s gallop.

Scorers for Castlehaven: M Collins 0-5 (0-4f); B Hurley 0-4; S Nolan 1-0, S Hurley 0-3; A Cahalane, D Hurley and P Hurley (1f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Drom-Broadford: M Reidy 0-3 (3f); M Brosnan, D McCarthy, J Stokes and G Noonan 0-1 each.

Subs for Castlehaven: S Hurley for R Whelton (24); S Nolan for Burns (38); M Dinneen for A Cahalane (52); S Collins for M Cahalane (56); E Dennehy for S Hurley (59).

Subs for Drom-Broadford: S Buckley for R Lynch (52); K Noonan for M Brosnan (56); M O’Sullivan for B Noonan (59).

Referee: P O’Sullivan (Kerry)

 

Next Round – the winners play the Waterford champions in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 18th at a Cork or Limerick venue.

Admission Prices
Adults – €15
Student/OAP – €10
Under 16s are free

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

Match Preview

The Limerick and Cork champions meet in Clonakilty on Sunday, looking to progress to the last four of the Munster championship. Cork champions Castlehaven won the Cork title last Sunday with a narrow victory over divisional team Duhallow, their fourth ever title win in the county. Given the few times they have emerged from the county to compete for provincial honours, it makes their record of winning three Munster titles (1989, 1994, 1997) all the more remarkable.

They face Dromcollogher-Broadford, a team with recent memories of provincial success as well. They won the 2008 Munster title by beating Kilmurry-Ibrickane in the final, and gave themselves another shot at the title last Friday evening when they defeated Newcastle West in the Limerick county final replay. Both sides will feel they have a real chance of success in Munster this season, but this is an extremely difficult hurdle for both teams to start with. Whoever clears it will represent a serious challenge for other teams in the province.

For the Record

Castlehaven (Cork) Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Castlehaven
1989, 1994, 1997)

(Dromcollogher-Broadford
2008)

Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
1997 2008
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
27 2
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2010 

(Nemo Rangers)

2008 

(Dromcollogher-Broadford)

Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 26
Won – 20
Lost –  6
Drawn – 0
Played – 17
Won – 5
Lost –  11
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 20th 2011 at Cloughduv (Munster Club Quarter-Final)
UCC (Cork) 1-19 Monaleen (Limerick) 2-15 (after extra time)

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

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

@ Quilty                      Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2:00pm
@ Clonakilty              Castlehaven (Cork) v Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 2:00pm

Semi-Finals

Sunday November 18th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

@ Tipperary or Kerry venue             Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) v Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) or Dr. Crokes (Kerry)

@ Cork or Limerick venue               Stradbally or The Nire (Waterford) v Castlehaven (Cork) or Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick)

Final

Sunday December 2nd (Replay date – Saturday December 8th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

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

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 14 titles, just over half the total of Cork clubs (27). Since 2000, Kerry have captured 3 Munster club titles. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 16 Munster Club Senior Football champions (6%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

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

Limerick’s Dromcollogher-Broadford defeated Nemo Rangers and Kilmurry/Ibrickane to win the 2008 Munster Club Senior Football title. Those 2 victories are the only wins for the Limerick Senior Football champions in this competition dating back to 2003, a period of 9 matches which include 8 defeats and 1 drawn game.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (14) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2011

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams


All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.


Munster Club Senior
FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-8 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-13

Moloney saves the day for Dr Crokes

Dr Crokes 2-8 Kilmurry-Ib 0-13

Munster club SFC quarter-final

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Independent newspaper

Two superb saves from Dr Crokes goalkeeper David Moloney and goals in either half gave the Kerry champions a hard-earned victory at Quilty. A gallant Kilmurry-Ibrickane side, playing in front of a home crowd of 1,924, came up just short in a pulsating contest. The visitors enjoyed a commanding eight-point lead midway through the second half and looked to be coasting into the last four. But the spirit and skill of the west Clare outfit had their opponents praying for the final whistle.

In heavy underfoot conditions, Dr Crokes got off to a dream start, opening up a 1-1 to 0-0 lead inside four minutes. Playing into a stiff breeze, Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper gave the Kerrymen the advantage when he pointed a close-in free after he had been fouled by full-back Darren Hickey. The Gooch then popped up to produce his side’s opening goal when he fisted home a long-range free-kick by Daithi Casey. It stung the Clare title holders into action and by the 23rd minute they had deservedly drawn level at 1-2 to 0-5, with the impressive Peter O’Dwyer and Enda Coughlan taking control of midfield. Noel Downes spurned a superb chance to put his side ahead late in the half when his point attempt landed in the arms of Dr Crokes goalkeeper Moloney. The Kerry side then put a quick counter-attack together, resulting in a James Doolan point that sent Crokes to the break with a 1-4 to 0-5 advantage.

Kilmurry, though playing the better football for the most of the first half with the aid of the wind, were left facing an uphill struggle after half-time. A brilliant save early on by Moloney from Coughlan to deny a goal added to their woes. Crokes began the second period in confident fashion and led by 2-7 to 0-5 by the 41st minute. Doolan and Chris Brady added points before wing-forward Brian Looney, with a goal and a point, looked to have put the result beyond all doubt. He kicked a superb point from the right wing while on the run in the 40th minute and moments later he struck low to the Kilmurry net after a good pass by Brady.

Yet, the hosts never lost faith and with the introduction of some fresh legs they mounted a comeback. Substitute Mark McCarthy signalled the revival with a point and that was followed by another from fellow replacement Seamus Murrihy, though it would have been a goal but for Moloney’s bravery and brilliance to tap it over. Scores by corner-back Shane Hickey, Coughlan and ace free-taker Ian McInerney had Kilmurray trailing 2-7 to 0-10 with five minutes remaining. Crokes added a vital point at the other end through Shanes Myles in an exciting and entertaining final flourish. Despite Kilmurry recording the last three scores of the day through McCarthy, Downes and a McInerney free-kick, Dr Crokes held out to triumph at the end of a fine game of football.

Scorers — Dr Crokes: C Cooper, B Looney 1-1 each, J Doolan 0-2, D Casey, J Buckey, C Brady, S Meyers 0-1 each. Kilmurry-Ibrikane: I McInerney 0-5 (5f), M McCarthy 0-2, P O ‘Dwyer, J Daly (1f), S Murrihy, S Hickey, E Coughlan (1f), N Downes 0-1 each.

Dr Crokes — D Moloney; J Payne, M Moloney, F Fitzgerald; S Meyers, E Brosnan, L Quinn; S Doolan, J Buckley; K O’Leary, D Casey, B Looney; C Brady, C Cooper, J Doolan. Subs: A Dennehy for Looney (51), G O’Shea for Casey (53).

Kilmurry — P O’Dwyer; McMahon, D Hickey, S Hickey; T O’Connor, P O’Connor, D Callanan; P O’Dwyer, E Coughlan; I McInerney, M O’Dwyer, E Talty; N Hickey, J Daly, N Downes. Subs: M McCarthy for N Hickey (h-t), O O’Dwyer for Talty (h-t), S Murrihy for Daly (42), C Donnellan for T O’Connor (43).

Ref — C Lane (Cork)

 

Banner champs push Dr Crokes to the limit

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dr Crokes (Kerry) 2-08 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-13

A Sunday scare for reigning champions Dr Crokes yesterday as they found themselves hanging on to a Munster Club SFC victory in West Clare that had earlier looked theirs as they pleased. Despite a soaked sod which made soloing impossible in a lot of the central areas, the Kerry kingpins had put themselves in a commanding position with 20 minutes remaining. With no shortage of graft or grunt, they had overcome their shortcomings at midfield — where the absent Ambrose O’Donovan was missed — to exert themselves on a physical encounter in front of a 1,924 crowd in Quilty.

Brian Looney and Daithi Casey, both substituted, ran themselves into the ground while David Moloney showed why Eamonn Fitzmaurice has called him into Kerry’s winter training panel with an exceptional save in each half. Even if Kilmurry-Ibrickane were far from economical with their wind-assisted chances in the first half, Crokes were good value for their eight-point advantage when Looney scored his second goal in as many weeks. And yet it was a Shane Myers’ 56th-minute point completely against the run of play that proved the difference between the teams.

Crokes’ difficulties in the middle of the field were apparent in the first half when, having gone 1-1 up after just four minutes, Kilmurry-Ibrickane levelled matters in the 24th minute. Moloney’s restarts were fighting a gale wind and landing almost on the heads of his half-back line who were forced into fouling and duly punished by Ian McInerney and Johnny Daly. Crokes couldn’t blame the conditions, though, in the last quarter when a clearly tiring pairing of Eoin Brosnan and Johnny Buckley were struggling, especially against an excellent Peter O’Dwyer. Trailing 1-4 to 0-5 at the break, having spurned a host of scoring chances with Noel Downes the worst offender, the home team were put on the back-foot further when Chris Brady, Jamie Doolan and Brian Looney found their range. Against the wind, goalkeeper Peter O’Dwyer’s kick-out following Looney’s point was a poor one and the ball was transferred to an alert Looney who looked to have sealed the victory when he slotted a goal.

Complacency may explain some of what followed but fatigue was undoubtedly the principle factor as Crokes, a week after seeing off Dingle to win a third Kerry SFC title, lost their shape and discipline. Kilmurry-Ibrickane managed their first point in 24 minutes when half-time replacement, Mark McCarthy, sailed a kick over the bar. Crokes keeper Moloney, having denied Enda Coughlan a goal with a stretched palm in the fifth minute, acrobatically deprived Seamus Murrihy and tipped the rasping shot above his crossbar. The vocal home support didn’t need much encouragement and further points from corner back Shane Hickey and a free from Coughlan, which narrowed the deficit to four, had the majority of those in the stand on their feet.

The comeback of all comebacks was sensed when McInerney bagged his fourth free of the game after Downes had been fouled. Myers broke some of Kilmurry-Ibrickane’s momentum when he availed of Gavin O’Shea’s pass to give Crokes some respite and restore their four-point lead. But back came John Kennedy’s men, McCarthy adding his second of the game and then Downes finishing a move that had been started by Peter O’Dwyer catching Moloney’s kick-out from McCarthy’s score. With two minutes signalled and the game in the balance, tempers flared as Kennedy exchanged heated words with a member of the Crokes camp.

By that stage, Crokes’ defending was desperate and cynical and McInerney’s fifth free, one minute into the additional two signalled by referee Conor Lane, made it a one-point game. However, Crokes, sensing the significance of the moment, put an onus on winning the next kick-out and, with Colm Cooper heavily involved, played enough keep-ball until the Cork official blew for full-time. Full of beans, Crokes were a different team in the first 40 minutes of the game, Cooper getting a touch for their first goal in the fourth minute from a Casey free delivery. Looney came to the fore after the break but it was Casey and Jamie Doolan who were the sharpest in the Crokes attack.

Even with Kilmurry-Ibrickane keen to exert their muscle on occasions which saw them pick up two yellow cards in the opening 20 minutes, Crokes were able to play clever possession football. And just when it appeared a paucity of midfield possession could prove their undoing, a clever Chris Brady pass set up Buckley for a point and then Casey linked up beautifully with Doolan to register another to give Crokes a two-point lead at the break.

Scorers for Dr Crokes: C Cooper 1-1 (0-1 free), B Looney 1-1; J Doolan 0-2; D Casey, J Buckley, C Brady, S Myers 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kilmurry-Ibrickane: I McInerney 0-5 (all frees); M McCarthy 0-2; P O’Dwyer, J Daly (free), S Murrihy, S Hickey, E Coughlan (free), N Downes 0-1 each.

Subs for Dr Crokes: A Kenneally for Looney (inj 52); G O’Shea for Casey (54).

Subs for Kilmurry-Ibrickane: M McCarthy for N Hickey, O O’Dwyer for Talty (both h-t); S Murrihy for Daly, C Donnellan for T O’Connor (both 43).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Next Round – the winners play the Tipperary champions in the Munster Club Semi-Final on Sunday November 18th at a Tipperary or Kerry venue.

Admission Prices
Adults – €15
Student/OAP – €10
Under 16s are free

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

Match Preview

The windswept fishing village of Quilty hosts the meeting of local team Kilmurry-Ibrickane and Kerry champions Dr. Crokes in the AIB Munster GAA Football Championship quarter-final this Sunday. Home advantage is a welcome boost for the Clare champions, as they will face a serious challenge when they meet Dr. Crokes. However, Kilmurry-Ibrickane have won four of the last five Clare titles, and won Munster titles in 2004 and 2009. Their pedigree at this level is undoubted.

Dr. Crokes also have won two Munster titles in the last decade, landing the crown last season, and back in 2006. With seven-time GAA All Star Colm Cooper in typically outstanding form, they won the Kerry title last weekend with a comfortable victory over Dingle, their third Kerry crown in a row. Alongside Cooper, Kerry stars Eoin Brosnan, Kieran O’Leary and Johnny Buckley are central to Dr. Crokes’ hopes, and they will feel they can beat Kilmurry-Ibrickane on Sunday. However, the Clare outfit are extremely experienced at this level, and a very tight game is surely in prospect.

For the Record

Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) Dr. Crokes (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Kilmurry-Ibrickane
2004, 2009)

(Dr. Crokes
1990, 1991, 2006, 2011)

Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
2009 2011
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
3 14
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2009 

(Kilmurry-Ibrickane)

2011 

(Dr. Crokes)

Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 25
Won – 13
Lost –  10
Drawn – 2
Played – 22
Won – 13
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 20th 2011 at Dr. Crokes GAA Club
(Munster Club Semi-Final) –
Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 0-12 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-9 – Dr. Crokes came from two points down and a man down in the last 10 minutes to secure a 3 point victory

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

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

@ Quilty                      Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2:00pm

@ Clonakilty              Castlehaven (Cork) v Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 2:00pm

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 18th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

 

@ Tipperary or Kerry venue             Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) v

Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) or Dr. Crokes (Kerry)
@ Cork or Limerick venue               Stradbally or The Nire (Waterford) v

Castlehaven (Cork) or Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick)

Final

Sunday December 2nd (Replay date – Saturday December 8th)

2:00pm throw-in

 

Odds and Ends

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

Kerry’s record in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship sees them with 14 titles, just over half the total of Cork clubs (27). Since 2000, Kerry have captured 3 Munster club titles. During Kerry’s Golden Years at Inter-County level, Kerry won just 3 of the 12 Munster Club Senior Football titles on offer (Austin Stacks – 1976 & Castleisland Desmonds 1984 and 1985).

Since St. Patrick’s Day 1996, only 1 of the last 16 Munster Club Senior Football champions (6%) have won the All-Ireland Club Senior Football title – Nemo Rangers in the 2002/2003 season. Prior to 1996, Munster Clubs captured 15 All-Ireland’s at this grade, an average of 60% dating back to 1971.

From 1964 to 1997, no club outside of Kerry or Cork won the Munster Club Senior Football title (Thomond College representing Limerick won the 1977 title). Since 1998, Kilmurry/Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg and Dromcollogher-Broadford have been successful in winning the Munster Club Senior Football titles.

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

Limerick’s Dromcollogher-Broadford defeated Nemo Rangers and Kilmurry/Ibrickane to win the 2008 Munster Club Senior Football title. Those 2 victories are the only wins for the Limerick Senior Football champions in this competition dating back to 2003, a period of 9 matches which include 8 defeats and 1 drawn game.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (27) – 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010

Kerry (14) – 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2011

Clare (3) – 1998, 2004, 2009

Limerick (2) – 1977, 2008

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sfclub_teams


All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 11 titles followed by Kerry with 5. Limerick have 1 All-Ireland Club Football title courtesy of Thomond College in 1977/1978.


Munster Club Senior
FOOTBALL Cup

Club Championship Senior Football Cup – Michael O’Connor Cup

Presented by Munster Council in 1991 to commemorate late Chairman & Treasurer.

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final – Pallasgreen (Limerick) 2-8 Ballinameela (Waterford) 2-7

Late Wallace point wins it for Pallasgreen

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Pallasgreen (Limerick) 2-8 Ballinameela (Waterford) 2-7

A dramatic late point from corner-forward Alan Wallace secured victory for Pallasgreen in this Munster Club IFC quarter-final at Cappoquin yesterday. Pallasgreen got off to a devastating start, with Kevin Barry and Alan Wallace both netting inside three minutes against a stunned Ballinameela. However, a 24th minute goal from midfielder Brian Phelan and a Conor Buckley score cut the gap to three points (2-3 to 1-3) at the interval

Pallasgreen drew first blood on the turnover when Chris McMahon pointed a free, but the sides were all square in the 34th minute when Phelan fired home from close range. With Phelan and Aidan Ahearne continuing to dominate midfield, the odds were now on a Ballinameela victory. But Pallasgreen never panicked as their defence stood firm. Twice in the closing stages the rivals traded points, but, with extra-time looming, Wallace slotted Pallasgreen’s winning point.

Scorers for Pallasgreen: K. Barry (1-1); A. Wallace (1-1); T. Cosgrave (0-2, 1 free); C. McMahon (0-2, frees); R. O’Donnell, S. Mulcahy (0-1) each.

Scorers for Ballinameela: B. Phelan (2-2); C. Buckley (0-2, 1 free); D. Phelan, J. Curran, T.Curran (0-1) each.

PALLASGREEN: D. O’Connor; W. O’Dwyer, W. McCarthy, K. Dillon; S. Hayes, L. O’Dwyer, E. Mulcahy; T. McMahon, R. O’Donnell; T. Cosgrave, C. McMahon, S. Mulcahy; K. Barry, A. Shanahan, A. Wallace.

Subs: P. Hennessy for Shanahan (48); O. Roche for Barry (54).

BALLINAMEELA:J. McGrath; S. Flavin, M. Walsh, K. Looby; D. Phelan, E. Walsh, T. Curran; A. Ahearne, B. Phelan; J. Curran, C. Walsh, K. Phelan; E. Walsh. C. Buckley. J. Fletcher.

Subs: C. Radley for Looby (47); J. Harrington for K. Phelan (47).

Referee: Edmund Walsh, Kerry

 

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Ballinameela (Waterford) Pallasgreen (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
0 0
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 10
Won – 3
Lost –  7
Drawn – 0
Played – 12
Won – 3
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives December 4th 2005 at Cappamore (Munster Club Semi-Final)
Pallasgreen (Limerick) 0-10 Rinn Ua gCuanach (Waterford) 0-5

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)
Saturday November 3rd (Replay date – Saturday November 10th)

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                St. Vincent’s (Cork) v Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 2:00pm

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

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Ballinameela (Waterford)  v Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1:30pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 11th (Replay date – Saturday November 17th)

@ Kerry or Limerick venue              Spa or Finuge (Kerry) v Ballinameela (Waterford) or Pallasgreen (Limerick)

@ Tipperary or Cork venue O’Curry’s (Clare) v St. Vincent’s (Cork) or Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary)

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 25th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 6 of the 9 Munster titles on offer, including the last 5 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 15 matches in this competition.

The Cork Intermediate Football Champions have not won a match in the Munster Club Intermediate Football competition since 2007 when Mallow defeated Athea (Limerick).

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (6) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry clubs have secured 3 titles courtesy of Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007), St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009) and Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry – 2011/2012). Cork clubs have won 2 All-Ireland titles at this grade – Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004) and Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005).

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final – St. Vincent’s (Cork) 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 0-6

Ricken content as proud St Vincent’s advance to semi-final

By Jim O’Sullivan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Vincent’s (Cork) 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 0-06

St Vincent’s secured the first win by a Cork team in the Munster Club IFC championship in five years at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday and set up another home tie in next week’s provincial semi-final against Clare champions O’Curry’s. As well as the satisfaction gained in following up their county final victory, there was the added bonus of atoning for the defeat by Mullinahone in their last appearance in 2006. Coach Keith Ricken pointed out that after three hard games in as many weeks, they didn’t do themselves justice six years ago. “This year is slightly different. This is our sixth game in the championship and they have been spread out, with the exception of last Sunday. There is a pride and an honour representing your county and the lads are very much into that.”

Even before half-time, the outcome looked almost inevitable. Without really matching the standard of their county final display, they looked superior, as Moycarkey coach Pat Flanagan acknowledged. Competing in the grade for just two years, he said: “Having seen St Vincent’s last week, we knew they were good. We gave it the best shot we could, but were beaten by a better team.” With Christopher Kenneally a late replacement for Kyle Lynch and fitting in well at corner-back, St Vincent’s made the better start, going two points clear before goalkeeper Paddy O’Shea made an excellent save from Phil Kelly in the fourth minute. At their best, when they moved the ball with purpose and precision, they looked in a different class, however they wasted good possession time and again.

Moycarkey experienced bigger problems in their attack. They trailed 0-8 to 0-3 at the break and in another 10 minutes the game was as good as over as a contest. Cian Barry got the only goal and Moycarkey defender John Kelly was dismissed for knocking him after he scored. Ricken accepts the need for improvement. “There were certainly cobwebs there after the county final.”

Scorers for St. Vincent’s: C. Barry 1-2; J. Buckley (1f) and D. O’Connor 0-3 each; T. O’Connell 0-2; A. Harte and A. Buckley (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Moycarkey-Borris: A. Healy 0-5 (4f); E. Flanagan 0-1.

ST. VINCENT’S: P. O’Shea; D. Collins, P. Aherne, C. Kenneally; D. O’Regan, K. Goulding, W. Murphy; S. Ray, S. Buckley; T. O’Connell, J. Buckley (c), D. O’Connor; C. Barry, A. Buckley, A. Harte.

Subs: A. O’Callaghan for Collins (34); D. Duggan for J. Buckley (38); F. Murphy for O’Connor (52); M. Smith for O’Shea (55); G. Kelleher for O’Connell (57).

MOYCARKEY-BORRIS: D. Kirby (c); N. O’Sullivan, P. Dempsey, B. Moran; J. Kelly, P. Carey, M. Cussen; E. Flanagan, R. Ryan; M. Bracken, P. Doran, P. Molloy; K. Morris, P. Kelly, A. Healy.

Subs: M. Roche for Bracken (14); J. Bourke for Doran (40); J. Fallon for Ryan (53); J. Bergin for Molloy (59).

Referee: Michael Meade (Limerick)

 

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

For the Record

St. Vincent’s (Cork) Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
3 0
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2005
(Carbery Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-7)
N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 16
Won – 9
Lost –  6
Drawn – 1
Played – 13
Won – 4
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives December 3rd 2006 at Cloneen (Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-11 St. Vincent’s (Cork) 0-7 – Five points by Paul Kelly helped Mullinahone to a four point victory

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)
Saturday November 3rd (Replay date – Saturday November 10th)

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                St. Vincent’s (Cork) v Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 2:00pm

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

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan Ballinameela (Waterford)  v Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1:30pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 11th (Replay date – Saturday November 17th)

@ Kerry or Limerick venue              Spa or Finuge (Kerry) v Ballinameela (Waterford) or Pallasgreen (Limerick)

@ Tipperary or Cork venue O’Curry’s (Clare) v St. Vincent’s (Cork) or Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary)

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 25th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 6 of the 9 Munster titles on offer, including the last 5 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 15 matches in this competition.

The Cork Intermediate Football Champions have not won a match in the Munster Club Intermediate Football competition since 2007 when Mallow defeated Athea (Limerick).

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (6) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry clubs have secured 3 titles courtesy of Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007), St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009) and Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry – 2011/2012). Cork clubs have won 2 All-Ireland titles at this grade – Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004) and Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005).

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final Replay – Ballybrown (Limerick) 3-10 Ballinhassig (Cork) 2-7

Battling Ballybrown never in danger

By Brendan Buckley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Ballybrown (Limerick) 3-10 Ballinhassig (Cork) 2-7

A power-packed first half propelled Ballybrown to the Munster club IHC semi-finals. In this replay in Kilmallock, Ballybrown laid the foundations for victory when building up a 2-7 to 0-5 half-time lead — against the wind. Despite second half goals from 21metre frees from goalkeeper Martin Coleman, the Cork champions never forced their way back into serious contention.

Indeed they managed just four points from play in the hour’s hurling and registered 11 wides. By comparison Ballybrown had no such difficulty in front of goals. Freetaker Alan O’Connor ended with 0-12 in the drawn game and this time round landed 1-7. It was a 7th minute goal from Limerick minor player Bryan Griffin that set the Limerick champions on their way. Kyle Loftus and Lee Doolan added points and along with O’Connor frees they were 1-6 to 0-4 ahead midway through the first half with Fintan O’Leary notched three from play for Ballinhassig. The killer blow for Ballinhassig came in first half injury-time when O’Connor blasted a penalty high to the net after tricky corner-forward Michael Kiely was upended.

Ballinhassig got a tonic start to the second half when Coleman came up field to blast a free to the net. But James Hall and O’Connor (frees) maintained the Ballybrown lead that was soon 2-10 to 1-6. Coleman’s second goal left just it 2-10 to 2-7 with 13 minutes to play, but Ballinhassig weren’t to score from play in the second half and crucially failed to build upon Coleman’s second goal and reduce the deficit beyond a goal. Sub David Hall scored the third Ballybrown goal in the 59th minute to seal the victory and set up a clash with Kerry champions Ballyduff.

Scores for Ballybrown: A O’Connor 1-7 (0-5f, ’65 1-0pen), B Griffin, D Hall 1-0each, K Loftud, L Doolan, J Hall 0-1 each.

Scores for Ballinhassig: M Coleman 2-0 (2f), F O’Leary 0-4 (1f), D Dineen 0-3 (2f).

BALLYBROWN: D Lyons; R Burke, J Kennedy, S O’Reilly; I Burke, R Kenny, D Kenny; A Roberts, J Hall; K Loftus, B Griffin, S Kenny; M Kiely, A O’Connor, L Doolan.

Subs: S Foster for Roberts (44), D Hall for Doolan (51), E Loftus for K Loftus (55).

BALLINHASSIG: M Coleman; B O’Sullivan, E Finn, M Desmond; M Sheehan, M Ahern, B Lonbard; B Coleman, S McCarthy; D Dineen, P Coomey, S Dineen; P O’Sullivan, F O’Leary, D Duggan.

Subs: M Collins for Duggan, D O’Donovan for D Dineen (both 42), B Hollan for O’Sullivan (56).

Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

 

For the Record

Ballinhassig (Cork) Ballybrown (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
4 2
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2010 2011
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 18
Won – 12
Lost –  5
Drawn – 1
Played – 15
Won – 7
Lost –  7
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives October 29th 2012 at Pairc Ui Rinn
(Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Ballinhassig (Cork) 1-17 Ballybrown (Limerick) 0-20
Odds & Ends Ballinhassig (Cork) won the 2005 Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Final courtesy of a 1-12 to 0-13 victory over Ballyduff Upper (Waterford) before losing out to Dicksboro in the All-Ireland Final. 

Ballybrown (Limerick) won the 1989 Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Final thanks to a 2-12 to 1-8 victory over Sixmilebridge (Clare) before losing out to Ballyhale Shamrocks in the All-Ireland Final.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday October 28th

@ Sixmilebridge                               Silvermines (Tipperary) 1-15 Ruan (Clare) 0-6

 

Monday October 29th

 

@ Pairc Ui Rinn        Ballinhassig (Cork) 1-17 Ballybrown (Limerick) 0-20 (AET)

Quarter-Final Replay (Extra time)

Saturday November 3rd (Replay date – Saturday November 10th)

@ Limerick venue     Ballinhassig (Cork) v Ballybrown (Limerick) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 4th (Replay date – Saturday November 10th)

@ Dolla                                              An Rinn (Waterford) v Silvermines (Tipperary) 2:00pm


Saturday November 10th (Replay date – Saturday November 17th)

@ Kerry or Limerick venue Ballyduff (Kerry) v Ballinhassig (Cork) or Ballybrown (Limerick) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 18th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 9 Munster titles on offer. Clare are the only other county with a winning record in this competition, winning 2 Munster titles.

Cork have only lost their opening match in this competition on 3 occasions, in 2004, 2007 and 2011.

In the 3 seasons, 2006 to 2008 in this competition, the only 2 Counties who recorded victories were Cork and Clare. Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary proceeded to lose 8 matches between them in this period.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (1) – 2004

Limerick (2) – 2009, 2011

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate 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 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/ihclub_teams/


All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney (2009) and Ballymartyle (2011) while Kildangan (Tipperary) won the 2004 All-Ireland title.

Tipperary Senior Football Championship Final – Clonmel Commercials 1-9 Thomas MacDonaghs 0-5

Clonmel: We’ll rattle Kerry kingpins

By Michael Dundon for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clonmel Commercials 1-09 Thomas MacDonaghs 0-05

Clonmel Commercials bridged a 10-year gap when claiming the Tipperary football title at Semple Stadium, Thurles yesterday. Played in miserable conditions, and before a disappointing 780 attendance, Commercials fully deserved their victory, which comes on the back of three consecutive county minor titles. In the process, Commercials reversed a defeat in last year’s semi-final at the hands of Thomas MacDonaghs, a combination drawn from six clubs in the North division. The win sets up a date with Dr Crokes in the Munster Club championship quarter-final in a fortnight.

At the end of an uninspiring first half, the sides were level on two points apiece. Commercials opened well with points from Ian Barnes and Colman Kennedy inside 12 minutes but MacDonaghs finished the half strongly with Joe Carroll and Padraic O’Meara dragging their side level. Commercials manager, former Tipperary goalkeeper, Philly Ryan, admitted he was unhappy with this team’s first-half performance but “a few choice words at the break seemed to have the desired effect”.

Points from Aldo Matassa, and Ian Barnes (2) inside seven minutes of the restart had Commercials in the driving seat. Seamus Hennessy replied for MacDonaghs in the 39th minute but the decisive score came two minutes later as minor star, Colman Kennedy, had the game’s only goal when he finished an excellent move involving Ian Fahy, John Harney and Jason Lonergan. Philip Austin, MacDonaghs’ most influential player, tried to rally them with a point but Kennedy kept Commercials six clear with 12 minutes remaining.

The holders piled on the pressure in the closing stages, but found the Commercials defence in mean mood and their ability to score on the counter attack saw them finish a comfortable seven points clear. A delighted Ryan admitted: “We knew we had lots of good young players but they had to prove themselves on the big stage. They did that today and they are the future of the club. We face Dr Crokes next and we will give them a rattle.” Former county minor stars Michael Quinlivan, Ian Fahy, goalscorer Kennedy and goalkeeper Evan Comerford were to the fore in this victory, along with Seamus Kennedy, Danny Madigan and the accurate Ian Barnes. Former Tipperary player, Kevin Mulryan, coach to MacDonaghs, said: “We won the title last year and we’ll be back next year to give it another lash.”

Scorers for Commercials: C Kennedy 1-2; I Barnes (0-4,3fs), A Matassa, J Lonergan, A Lonergan(0-1) each.

Scorers for MacDonaghs: P Austin (0-2), S Hennessy, P O Meara, J Carroll (0-1 each);

CLONMEL COMMERCIALS: E Comerford; F Condon, D Lynch, C O Connell; D Madigan, S Kennedy, J Peters; K Harney, A Matassa; L Moore, C Kennedy, I Fahy; I Barnes, M Quinlivan, J Harney.

Subs: J Lonergan for Moore; R Carroll for Fahy; A Lonergan for J Harney; S Taylor for Matassa; E Hanrahan for C Kennedy;

THOMAS MACDONAGHS: J McDonnell; M Minehan, D Buckley, R Gleeson; F Hayes, N O Meara, J Carroll; L England, G Hannigan; J Gallagher, P Austin, P O Meara; D Young, S Hennessy, T Connors.

Subs: A Austin for England; A Hannigan for P O Meara; A Ryan for Young;

Referee T McGrath, Loughmore-Castleiney

 

Kennedy goal breaks MacDonaghs resistance

From the Irish Independent newspaper

COLMAN Kennedy’s superb second-half goal and Man of the Match performance clinched victory for Clonmel Commercials at Semple Stadium. Commercials avenged last year’s semi-final defeat at the hands of 2011 winners Thomas MacDonaghs to win the Premier County senior football crown for the first time since 2002. A disappointing attendance of just 780 turned up and the weather was not conducive to good football. By half-time the sides had shared just four points between them, but a strong third quarter from Commercials sealed the win, as the winners claimed a 15th Tipperary SFC title. Commercials will now play Kerry kingpins Dr Crokes in the Munster semi-final and they will travel to Killarney with plenty of confidence.

Kennedy was the late goal hero when Tipperary stunned Dublin in the 2011 All-Ireland minor football final. And he was at it again in the 41st minute yesterday, slotting home a fine goal to finish a flowing move involving Ian Fahy, John Harney and Jason Lonergan. Kennedy, son of former Tipperary senior hurler John, was a late inclusion in the starting line-up but he was the undoubted star turn for Commercials, collecting 1-2. Ian Barnes at corner-forward bagged four points, including two from play, while manager Philly Ryan’s subs also worked a treat as two of them, Alan and Jason Lonergan, scored a point each.

There was very little to be enthused about in a dour first half and almost nine minutes had elapsed before Barnes slotted over the opening score of the game from a free. Kennedy kicked Commercials two points clear but MacDonaghs, an amalgamation of clubs from the north division, were level by half-time thanks to points from wing-back Joe Carroll and wing-forward Padraic O’Meara. But early in the second half, the MacDonaghs goose was cooked as Commercials, stung by manager Ryan’s half-time chat, roared into life.

Commercials were 0-5 to 0-3 clear before Kennedy struck for the only goal of the game and that strike knocked the stuffing out of dogged MacDonaghs. Commercials led by six points on three occasions as MacDonaghs, who scored just three second-half points, struggled in vain to launch a fightback. David Young, an All-Ireland SHC medallist in 2010, kept on going while Tipp’s 2011 football captain Philip Austin scored a brace of second-half points. But Commercials, with a host of 2011 All-Ireland minor football medallists in their ranks, had little difficulty in closing the game out. The floodlights came on as darkness descended and late points from the Lonergans sealed a comfortable and long overdue win for Commercials.

Scorers — Clonmel Commercials: C Kennedy 1-2, I Barnes 0-4 (2f), A Matassa, A Lonergan, J Lonergan 0-1 each.

Thomas MacDonaghs: P Austin 0-2, J Carroll, P O’Meara, S Hennessy 0-1 each.

CLONMEL COMMERCIALS — E Comerford; F Condon, D Lynch, C O’Connell; D Madigan, S Kennedy, J Peters; K Harney, A Matassa; L Moore, C Kennedy, I Fahy; I Barnes, M Quinlivan, J Harney. Subs: J Longeran for Moore (h-t), R Carroll for Fahy (48), A Lonergan for J Harney (56), S Taylor for Matassa (60+1), E Hanrahan for C Kennedy (60+2).

THOMAS MacDONAGHS: J McDonnell; M Minehan, D Buckley, R Gleeson; F Hayes, N O’Meara, J Carroll; L England, G Hannigan; J Gallagher, P Austin, P O’Meara; D Young, S Hennessy, T Connors. Subs: A Austin for England (35), A Hannigan for O’Meara (49), A Ryan for Young (60+1).

Ref — T McGrath

Munster Senior Camogie Club Final – Milford (Cork) 1-7 Duharra (Tipperary) 0-6

Mighty Milford turn on the style to rule Munster

By Rose Mannion for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Milford (Cork) 1-07 Burgess/Duharra (Tipperary) 0-06

Milford were crowned Munster senior camogie champions for the first time at Lattin Cullen on Saturday. The Cork champions, hugely impressive in their county final win over St Catherine’s, were too powerful for their hosts in a game which struggled to come to life in difficult conditions. Milford, thanks to a Marie Watson goal, led 1-4 to 0-3 at half-time while her sister Emer added four points for the winners. Tara Kennedy and captain Trish O’Halloran were best for the losers but had no answer to the Milford challenge led by the Watsons, Anna Geary, Elaine O’Riordan, Maria Walsh and the impressive Deirdre O’Reilly.

Scorers for Milford: M. Watson 1-1, E Watson 0-4f, M O’Neill, R Curtain 0-1 each.

Scorers for Burgess/Duharra: T. Kennedy 0-4f, A. Kennedy 0-1, C. Maher 0-1.

MILFORD: R. Finn, K. Galvin, O. O’Mahony, L. Healy, E. O’Riordan (C), A. Geary, S. Sexton, D. O’Reilly, A. Thompson, M. Walsh, E. Watson, A. Watson, M. O’Neill, R. Curtain, M. Watson.

Subs for Milford: L. O’Flynn for A. Watson, S. O’Flynn for M. Walsh.

BURGESS/DUHARRA: N. O’Driscoll, E. King, A. Cremin, E. Dwan, D. McDonnell, T. O’Halloran (C), J. O’Halloran, C. Maher, A. Mulcahy, R. Barry, S. Howard, S. Hayes, T. Kennedy, E. McDonnell, A. Kennedy.

Subs for Burgess/Duharra: A. Egan for S. Hayes, C. McKeogh for S. Howard, M. Moloney for R. Barry, N. O’Donoghue for A. Kennedy.

Referee: Fintan McNamara (Clare)