AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – Kildorrery (Cork) 4-19 Butlerstown (Waterford) 0-11

Kildorrery run riot in second-half

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kildorrery 4-19 Butlerstown 0-11

Kildorrery cruised into their first Munster Club JHC final with this facile 20-point victory over Butlerstown at Carriganore yesterday. It may come as a surprise to those who did not make it to the game based on the final score, but the Waterford men put it up to Kildorrery in the first-half. Indeed the winners had to wait until the 24th minute to register their first score from play. Their confident, free flowing and highly impressive hurling, however, was already threatening to engulf the opposition and once they clicked fully into gear on the turnover they transformed this semi-final into a rout. Early on they were totally reliant on the free-taking accuracy of Peter O’Brien for scores and despite carrying a leg injury into the game he would emerge as Butlerstown’s tormentor-in-chief. He ended with a personal tally of 2-9 before being judiciously substituted six minutes from time.

Butlerstown enjoyed a decent share of the territorial spoils in the opening half, but with the exception of Jim Power and an industrious Richie Barron they carried little serious threat to a defensive formation that was superbly well marshalled by Michael Walsh in the pivotal role with confident colleagues all round him. It was on the turnover, however, that Kildorrery most impressively turned on the style and, with Eamonn O’Connor and the flying Dave Kelly lending O’Brien every support, they wasted no time copper-fastening their place in that provincial decider. Their second goal in the 39th minute was an O’Connor gem, and after O’Brien had rattled in his side’s third in the 42nd minute the rout was well and truly completed when Finbar Stapleton crashed their fourth three minutes from time. Butlerstown’s day of disappointment was compounded all the more when they had two players, defender Conor Power and centre forward Brian Power dismissed in the closing stages on second yellow cards.

Scorers for Kildorrery: P O’Brien 2-9 (1-7fs, 1 65), D Kelly 0-5 (1f), E O’Connor 1-1, F Stapleton 1-0, W Fouhy 0-3, S Kelly 0-1.

Scorers for Butlerstown: Jim Power 0-8 (4fs), R Barron, John Power, T Costello 0-1 each.

KILDORRERY: J McEniry; N Kelly, S Fitzgerald, J Howard; L Kelly, M Walsh, R McEniry; J McCarthy, C O’Baoill; F Stapleton, E O’Connor, S Kelly; D Kelly, P O’Brien, W Fouhy.

Subs: L O’Keeffe for O’Brien (54), J Walsh for Howard (55), B Young for N Kelly (57), L McGovern for Stapleton (58).

BUTLERSTOWN: E Power; C Power, S Nolan, D Power; D Grace, H Kavanagh, P Power; C Breheny, J Francis; Jim Power, B Power, T Costello; R Barron, P Matthews, John Power.

Subs: P Lavery for Nolan (29), S Matthews for P Power (41), J Cantwell for Francis (45).

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

 

Next Round – the winners play St. Kieran’s (Limerick) in the Munster Final on Sunday December 9th in Mallow.

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

For the Record

Butlerstown (Waterford) Kildorrery (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
0 6
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
N/A 2011
Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 11
Won – 2
Lost – 9
Drawn – 0
Played – 23
Won – 20
Lost –  3
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 16th 2008 (Munster Club Quarter-Final) at Coachford
Dripsey (Cork) 3-17 Modeligo (Waterford) 0-12 – Diarmuid O’Riordan scored 2-6 to help Dripsey to a comfortable 14 point victory over Mondeligo.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Saturday November 10th

@ Feenagh                            St. Kierans (Limerick) 0-14 Kilsheelan-Kilcash (Tipperary) 1-2

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

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) v St. Kierans (Limerick) 2:00pm

@ WIT GAA Grounds                       Butlerstown (Waterford) v Kildorrey (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

Sunday December 9th (Replay date – Saturday December 15th)

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Cork clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the years of the competition since beginning in 2003 and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last four seasons.

Waterford clubs have lost their last 5 matches in this competition dating back to 2007.

The Limerick representatives in the Munster Junior Hurling Championship have won at least 1 match in each of the last 4 seasons.

Kerry clubs have lost their last 3 matches in this competition dating back to 2009.

Clare have not entered a team in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship for the last 5 seasons but are destined to a return for the 2013 season.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 10.7 points. The winning club has averaged 20.6 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 9.9 aggregate points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley. Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH (CORK): Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS (TIPPERARY): Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY (CORK): Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK (LIMERICK): Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN (CORK): Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

2011 – Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
CHARLEVILLE: Cyrian Curtin; Micheal O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Dennehy; Barry McCarthy, Colm O’Flynn, Brendan Dennehy; James Casey, Daniel O’Flynn (Captain); Derry Murphy, Gavin Kelleher. Alan O’Connor; Andrew Cagney, Mervyn Gammell, James O’Brien
Subs: Mark Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), P.J. O’Halloran for Gammell (58), Denis O’Sullivan for M. O’Flynn (58), Fergus O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), James Foley for D. O’Flynn (58)

AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Cappamore (Limerick) 2-7 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-6

13-man Cappamore battle to victory

By James Hayden for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cappamore (Limerick) 2-07 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-06

13-man Cappamore overcame Borrisokane to book a Munster JFC quarter-final clash with Clarecastle following a tough encounter at rain-lashed Borrisokane yesterday. Playing into the stiff breeze, the Limerick champions opened up a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after just ten minutes. Cappamore pulled further ahead in the 14th minute when Murphy’s speculative shot ended up in the net. Borrisokane battled to get back into contention with captain Philip Austin on target from close-range frees but still trailed by four at the break, 1-4 to 0-3. Cappamore dominated from the restart but in the closing quarter they had Declan Deere and Denis Keating dismissed for second bookable offences. Borrisokane bagged two late consolation points from Philip Austin and Enda Forde but had Tadgh Slevin dismissed late on.

Scorers for Cappamore: A. Murphy 1-6 (0-4f); C. Doherty 1-0; T. O’Donoghue 0-1.

Borrisokane: P Austin 0-4f, B. Davis and E. Forde 0-1 each.

CAPPAMORE: B. Leahy; D. Keating, P. Leahy, S. Humphries; B. Sheehy, D. Sheehy, B. O’Connell; C. Doherty, C. Sheehan; D. Deere, T. O’Donoghue, B. Creamer; A. Murphy, J. Ryan, E. O’Donoghue.

Subs: N. Leahy for Creamer (43); E. Gleeson for O’Connell (46); J. Campbell for E. O’Donoghue (51).

BORRISOKANE: S. Stapleton, R. Davis, C. Forde, S. Moriarty; S. Cleary, P. McSherry, S. Nevin; A. Austin, E. Forde; G. Harding, P. Austin (C), B. Davis; C. Larkin, T. Slevin, B. Donnelly.

Subs: S. Hartnett for Moriarty (41), C. Darcy for Donnelly (41).

Referee: J. Bermingham (Cork)

 

Next Round – the winners play Clarecastle (Clare) in the Munster Semi-Final on November 24th in Cappamore.

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

For the Record

Borrisokane (Tipperary) Cappamore (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A N/A
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 12
Won – 3
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 12
Won – 4
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 4th 2011 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick
(Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-9 Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-10

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

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

@ Borrisokane               Borrisokane (Tipperary) v Cappamore (Limerick) 2:00pm

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

@ Waterford venue              Kilmacthomas (Waterford) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2:00pm


Semi-Finals
Saturday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Clare or Limerick venue  Clarecastle (Clare) v

Borrisokane (Tipperary) or Cappamore (Limerick) 2:00pm

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

@ Cork or Kerry venue         Rockchapel (Cork) v

Kilmacthomas (Waterford) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 2:00pm


Final

Sunday December 9th (Replay date – Saturday December 15th)

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Limerick’s representatives qualified for three consecutive finals in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship from 2008 through 2010.

In 2011, Kildangan became the first Tipperary club to qualify for the final of the Munster Club Junior Football Championship, defeating Sean Finns (Limerick) and Sliabh gCua (Waterford) before losing to Dromid Pearses (Kerry) by 0-15 to 1-5 in the final.

Kerry’s representatives have won 11 consecutive matches in this competition dating back to 2008.

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 5 titles while Cork have 1 title courtesy of Canovee in 2008.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 0-13 Annascaul (Kerry) 0-11

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Gearoid Ryan, Anthony Roche, Eugene Murphy; Stephen Murray, Jeremy Murphy, Johnny Murphy (Captain); Michael O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Niall Hayes, John Hayes, Seamus Hayes; Mark Ronan, Declan Hayes, Maurice Moore.

2004 – Finuge (Kerry) 2-13 Aghabullogue (Cork) 3-4
FINUGE, KERRY: John Coleman (Captain); Enda Galvin, Pat Corridan, Michael Quilter; Eamonn Breen, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Michael Cronin; Trevor McKenna, Conor Galvin; Maurice Corridan, Paul Galvin, Roibeard Thornton; Raymond Galvin, John Griffin, Michael Conway.
Subs: Paudie Lyons for Quilter (second half); Jack Corridan for Thornton (36th minute); Ger Lovett for Conway (47th).

2005 – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-8 Erin’s Own (Cork) 0-10
ARDFERT, KERRY: Dermot Dineen, Simon Sinnott, Conor Flaherty, Johnny Stack, Sean Flaherty, Eamon Corridan, Mike Moloney, Jonathon Best, Martin Ferris, Brendan Flaherty, Eamon Ferris, John Dowling, Shane Griffin (Captain), Stephen “Santy” Wallace, James O’Halloran.
Subs: Brian Moloney for James O’Halloran, Patrick Donegan for Simon Sinnott

2006 – Duagh (Kerry) 1-9 Adrigole (Cork) 0-11
DUAGH (KERRY): John Halpin; Aenghus Carmody, John O’Brien, Diarmuid Nolan; Kieran Quirke, Thomas Dillon, Peter Sheeran; Anthony Maher, Jeremiah Kelly; Brendan O’Brien, Aidan Kelly (Captain), Declan Griffin; Tim Scanlon, Denis Lane, Eoin Horgan
Subs: Daniel O’Donoghue for Scanlon; Alan O’Brien for Brendan O’Brien

2007 – Canovee (Cork) 1-6 O’Callaghan’s Mills (Clare) 1-5
CANOVEE (CORK): Tim Lyons; James McCarthy, James Scanlon (Captain), Timmy Lyons; John O’Brien, Tommy Murphy, Brian Ahern; Eamonn Lyons, Brian O’Donoghue; Tomas O’Mahony, Pat Dunlea, Denis O’Sullivan; Con Dunne, Kevin Walsh, Paul Healy
Sub: D. Cronin for Healy

2008 – Skellig Rangers (Kerry) 0-11 Bruff (Limerick) 0-7
SKELLIG RANGERS (KERRY): Michael Brennan; Brian O’Sullivan, Wayne O’Sullivan, C Martin; K Martin, C O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan; Aidan O’Sullivan, Stephen O’Sullivan (Captain); John O’Driscoll, Brian Hickey, B Driscoll; Sean Courtney, Chris O’Driscoll, B Casey.
Subs: B O’Driscoll for John O’Driscoll (50), B O’Sullivan for Seamus O’Sullivan (60), D O’Sullivan for Casey (60), D Keating for McGill (62)

2009 – Castlegregory (Kerry) 1-20 Mountcollins (Limerick) 0-4
CASTLEGREGORY (KERRY): Shane Kenny; Gavin O’Connor, Joe Scully, Joe O’Connor; Sean O’Mahony, Steven Browne, Adrian Finn (Captain); Shane Hennessy, Ryan Kelliher; JB Spillane, Alan Fitzgerald, Brendan Lynch; Colm O’Mahony, Alan Lynch, Alan McNamara.
Subs: Colm Sills for Joe O’Connor, John Fitzgerald for Alan Lynch (both 37), D Heasman for Kelliher, Liam Maunsell for Sean O’Mahony (both 42), Sean O’Connor for Alan Fitzgerald (47)

2010 – St. Marys (Kerry) 2-12 Bruree (Limerick) 0-4
ST. MARYS (KERRY): D. Horgan; B. Curran, S. Curran, G. O’Driscoll (Captain); D. O’Sullivan, N. O’Driscoll, K. Curran; John Golden, Bryan Sheehan; Austin Constable, R. Keane, A. Walsh; Daniel Daly, P. O’Donoghue, J.A. O’Sullivan
Subs: I. Casey for N. O’Driscoll (inj. 30); C. Quirke for O’Donoghue (47); L. Sheehan for Keane (53); D. Walsh for Constable (53); D. Keating for J.A. O’Sullivan (54)

2011 – Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4
DROMID PEARSES (KERRY):  Alan Hogan; Padraig O’Sullivan, Dominick O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey; Denis “Shine” O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Shea, Michael Sheehan; Thomas Curran, Colm O’Connor; Ger O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Connor (Captain); Eoin O’Leary, Niall O’Shea, John Curran
Subs: Michael O’Connor for O’Leary (42); Christy Farrelly for Hallissey (43); Jamesy Ml. O’Sullivan for G. O’Sullivan (54)

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (7) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Cork (2) – 2003, 2007

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final – Castlehaven (Cork) 1-5 Stradbally (Waterford) 0-7

Castlehaven capitalise as Stradbally let it slip

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Castlehaven 1-05 Stradbally 0-07

Over the line. Job done. Objective achieved. Castlehaven may have progressed to the Munster Club football final but the fashion of their victory contained for too much grit and graft for a match many expected to be a cakewalk.

Pushed to the pin of their collar yesterday in Clonakilty by a physically powerful Stradbally side, they found themselves losing with 11 minutes to play. With both sides struggling to come to terms with a biting wind and icy rain, there was no room for artistry in a tough contest, and while a one-point win was a fair reflection, the Waterford side ended the game deep in the opposing half, looking for an equaliser.

The match was the proverbial game of two halves, with the stiff breeze aiding Stradbally in the first half. They weren’t long using it to good effect, with David Grey and Shane Aherne (free) scoring early on. Sean Dinneen responded for Castlehaven, but it proved to be their only score of the half. Though they were able to win possession and retain the ball well, they were unable to make headway. With Waterford senior hurling captain Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh anchoring midfield, the Stradbally forwards enjoyed plenty of possession, even if they didn’t always make that count on the scoreboard.

They had points from Ger Power and Niall Curran before the end of the second quarter but hit a disastrous five wides in a row, some from very kickable positions. Castlehaven had their own travails: Stradbally clogged the midfield with bodies, which kept Damien Cahalane from making his trademark runs up field, though one huge positive for the West Cork men was keeper Paudie Hurley’s ability to drive the ball low into the breeze with his kick-outs, ensuring the battle for possession took place around the middle of the field.

Niall Curran and Shane Ahearne knocked over frees before the break to leave it 0-6 to 0-1 at the half. Castlehaven began the second half brightly, with Shane Nolan blasting over from the 14m line, but they then hit three wides in a row. Stradbally almost snatched a sensational goal on 36 minutes, when a Robert Aherne effort hung in the breeze and bounced off the Castlehaven bar outfield to safety. A goal at that stage would have given them a seven-point advantage which, given the conditions, their opponents would have hardly have reeled in, but as it was, Stradbally had a good lead with the game entering the third quarter, 0-6 to 0-2 ahead.

Then Brian Hurley scored an inspirational point for Castlehaven, which was followed by the game’s turning point. On 49 minutes Damien Cahalane surged up field and tried for a point, but the ball dropped into the Stradbally goal, where keeper Oliver Costello lost possession. The Waterford men couldn’t clear their lines and the ball rolled loose only to be first-timed to the net by Seanie Cahalane: 1-3 to 0-6. When Damien Cahalane floated over the lead point soon afterwards, the stage was set for Castlehaven to kick on, with their vocal support in the official attendance of 852 given them plenty of encouragement, but Stradbally rallied. Twice they turned over quickly-taken Castlehaven frees, but the wind that helped them in the first half was an obstacle they couldn’t surmount and their two efforts to gain parity went wide. Mark Collins added a 58th-minute point for Castlehaven, but the game still wasn’t over — Niall Curran’s late response, a pointed free, meant it was a one-point game even as Stradbally attacked in injury time, but Castlehaven kept them at bay.

The West Cork men now face Dr Crokes of Kerry, and as the Castlehaven manager James McCarthy pointed out, the side from the Kingdom would be entitled to the favourites’ tag based on the blue and whites’ performance yesterday. However, it wouldn’t do to understate the conditions and how they influenced both teams. Over the hour players spilled balls and misjudged bounces that would normally have been gathered as a matter of routine; the mere fact that both sides managed one point when facing the breeze is testament to how they both struggled to cope.

As a result, it would be unwise to write Castlehaven off ahead of the club final; normally a side managing six scores in an hour’s play wouldn’t inspire confidence, but along the way they kept their opponents to seven scores. They also have what cliché would describe as a happy knack of scoring opportune goals. Furthermore, that kind of arm wrestle in the depths of winter, rather than the opportunity to weave pretty patterns in attack, may have been just the challenge needed to deepen Castlehaven’s spirit and resolve for the provincial decider in two weeks.

Scorers for Castlehaven: S Cahalane 1-0, D Cahalane, S Dineen, S Nolan, M Collins, B Hurley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Stradbally: N Curran (1f) and S Aherne (0-1 45, 0-1 f) 0-2 each, P Kiely, G Power, D Grey 0-1 each.

CASTLEHAVEN: P Hurley, D. Limrick, L. Collins, T. O’Leary, C. Hayes, D. Cahalane, R. Whelton, S. Dineen, D. Hurley, S. Cahalane, M. Collins, A. Cahalane, S. Nolan, B. Hurley, S. Hurley.

Subs for Castlehaven: S Hurley for Whelton (59).

STRADBALLY: O. Costelloe, A. Doyle, K. Coffey, P. Doyle, T. Grey, E. Rockett, S. Lannon, M. Walsh, D. Grey, P. Kiely, G. Power, J. Coffey, N. Curran, S. Aherne, R. Aherne.

Subs for Stradbally: S Cunningham for D Grey (47), T Curran for Power (54).

Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

 

 

 

Next Round – the winners play Dr. Crokes (Kerry) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday December 2nd.

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

For the Record

Castlehaven (Cork) Stradbally (Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

(Castlehaven
1989, 1994, 1997)

0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
1997 N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
27 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2010 

(Nemo Rangers)

N/A
Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 27
Won – 21
Lost –  6
Drawn – 0
Played – 17
Won – 5
Lost –  10
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 21st 2010 at Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Club Semi-Final)
Nemo Rangers (Cork) 1-12 Stradbally (Waterford) 1-5

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday November 4th

@ Quilty                                  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-8 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-13

@ Clonakilty                          Castlehaven (Cork) 1-15 Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 0-7

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

@ Dr. Crokes GAA Club  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 2:00pm

@ Clonakilty                          Stradbally (Waterford) v Castlehaven (Cork) 2:00pm

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 21 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

Since 2008, Waterford clubs have won 1 match in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship, a victory for Stradbally over Doonbeg (Clare) by 0-7 to 0-4 in 2010.

Tipperary clubs have won 1 of their last 12 matches in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship dating back to 2002. Their sole victory in that period came in 2006 when Aherlow defeated Fr. Casey’s (Limerick) by 1-7 to 0-6 at Abbeyfeale.

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.

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 1964  – 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

AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final – Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 1-14 Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-6

Dr Crokes show their guile

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dr Crokes (Kerry) 1-14 Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-06

It was a long journey for Clonmel Commercials to Killarney yesterday for this Munster Club SFC semi-final against Kerry champions Dr Crokes, at Crokes’ own fabulous facility across the road from Fitzgerald Stadium, an arduous journey to play a game of football in almost the worst conditions imaginable. Players had to endure driving rain on a pitch which, perfectly prepared as it had been, was becoming more waterlogged by the minute.

At first glance, and taking the final scoreline especially, it also looks like it was a fruitless journey — it was not. This was a young Commercials team up against a seasoned side who were playing on their home patch. To even have a chance of winning, Clonmel needed all their best players on the pitch and all playing well. In the event, and already denied the services of county final goal-scoring hero Colman Kennedy (tied to a Cork City soccer team with whom he’s on scholarship) and the suspended Niall Kelly, before a ball was kicked in anger yesterday they were hit by three late defections.

Giant midfielder Eamon Hanrahan, centre-forward Fergal O’Callaghan and full-forward Michael Quinlivan, three pivotal players, were all ruled out through injury, replaced by three youngsters. In such circumstances, and up against a Dr Crokes team on their third Munster campaign in a row, powered by the likes of Eoin Brosnan, Johnny Buckley, team captain Kieran O’Leary and the incomparable Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, what chance Commercials? They could have rolled over and died, of course — not their way, said manager Philly Ryan. “Fate wasn’t kind to us this week but look, we have a big panel, we’re not going to use that as an excuse. Obviously they were big losses, when you come to Kerry to play a Kerry team and you’re from Tipperary, you need everything going right for you. Losing the lads during the week was a bit of a blow but we got on with it.”

Full credit to them for even coming within hailing distance of Crokes, as they were with only 13 minutes to go when the score stood at 0-12 to 0-6. However, a Crokes super-goal in the 52nd minute took the game completely beyond Commercials’ reach. The dismissal of their target man Ian Barnes two minutes later for the one sour note in the game didn’t help, but overall this was a very worthwhile exercise for the Tipperary champions.

Backed by the wind and rain, the home team quickly took control and with Cooper firing over five points from frees (3) and play (2), centre-forward Chris Brady coming in with a brace, midfielders Daithi Casey and the powerful Johnny Buckley with one each, they led by eight at the break, 0-10 to 0-2. Commercials weren’t for quitting, however, and three points in a row in the third quarter, from Barnes and the flying pair Richie Carroll and sub Alan Lonergan, had them within six as the game entered the final phase. It could have been even closer had Carroll opted for a goal rather than a point with his 36th-minute shot.

While the locals in the sizeable ! crowd weren’t worried about the final result, they were indeed impressed by the play of the visitors, of Seamus Kennedy, Aldo Matassa and the flying Jason Lonergan particularly. The goal is worth singling out for description, a superb team effort. It started with team captain Kieran O’Leary in the right corner, then went at pace through several pairs of hands — Jamie Doolan to Brian Looney to Johnny Buckley — before ending up in the powerful paws of the in-rushing Eoin Brosnan. Eoin’s piledriver finish gave Evan Comerford no chance in the Commercials goal — sheer brilliance, especially in the conditions.

Next up now for Dr Crokes is a tilt with Cork champions Castlehaven in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday week, a game to which joint manager Vinnie Casey is already looking forward with relish. “Castlehaven will be tough opponents and we will have to step up; I’m confident we have the players to do it. They know that they are just 60 minutes away from a Munster title so that will be our job over the next couple of weeks, getting them prepared for that. “Castlehaven will bring a huge ferocity and hunger, they will tackle hard and they’ll be up for it but I am hoping that our guys will as well. It won’t be hard to motivate them for a Munster final, especially against Cork opponents.”

Scorers for Dr Crokes: C Cooper 0-8 (6f); C Brady 0-3 (1f); E Brosnan 1-0; L Quinn, D Casey, J Buckley, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clonmel Commercials: I Barnes 0-2; J Harney, R Carroll, S Kennedy, A Lonergan, 0-1 each.

DR CROKES: D Moloney; J Payne, M Moloney, F Fitzgerald; L Quinn, E Brosnan, S Myers; D Casey, J Buckley; K O’Leary (c), C Brady, B Looney; G O’Shea, C Cooper, J Doolan.

CLONMEL COMMERCIALS: E Comerford; F Condon (c), D Lynch, D Madigan; K Harney, S Kennedy, S Taylor; A Matassa, I Fahy; L Moore, J Lonergan, R Carroll; I Barnes, J Peters, J Harney.

Referee: M Collins (Cork)

 

Next Round – the winners play Castlehaven (Cork) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday December 2nd.

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

For the Record

Dr. Crokes (Kerry) Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles

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

0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
2011 N/A
Number of Munster Club Senior Football titles
(by County)
14 0
Last Munster Club
Senior Football Title
(by County)
2011 

(Dr. Crokes)

N/A
Munster Club Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 23
Won – 14
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 16
Won – 3
Lost –  12
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 21st 2010 at Leahy Park Cashel
(Munster Club Semi-Final)
Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-11 Aherlow (Tipperary) 0-9
(after extra time)

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals

Sunday November 4th

@ Quilty                                  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 2-8 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) 0-13

@ Clonakilty                          Castlehaven (Cork) 1-15 Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) 0-7

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

@ Dr. Crokes GAA Club  Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 2:00pm

@ Clonakilty                          Stradbally (Waterford) v Castlehaven (Cork) 2:00pm

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 21 victories and 6 Munster Club titles during that period.

Since 2008, Waterford clubs have won 1 match in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship, a victory for Stradbally over Doonbeg (Clare) by 0-7 to 0-4 in 2010.

Tipperary clubs have won 1 of their last 12 matches in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship dating back to 2002. Their sole victory in that period came in 2006 when Aherlow defeated Fr. Casey’s (Limerick) by 1-7 to 0-6 at Abbeyfeale.

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.

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 1964  – 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.