AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – Cappamore (Limerick) 1-6 Clarecastle (Clare) 0-4

Assured Cappamore see off Clarecastle

By John Redington for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cappamore (Limerick) 1-06 Clarecastle (Clare) 0-04

Although they had to rely on two spectacular saves, from Brian Leahy, and the upright, Limerick junior football champions Cappamore were full value for their Munster Club JFC semi-final victory over Clarecastle at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. An impeccable defence, marshalled by manager and former county star Diarmuid Sheehy, laid the foundations for a patient performance that wore down their opponents’ dominance before sub Niall Leahy’s goal just after the break gave them a lead they were never likely to surrender.

Clarecastle were on top early when Jason Considine and Adam Healy (two) gave them the lead after points from Cappamore’s Andy Moloney and Conor Sheehan. It should have been more but for missed chances and Leahy’s blocks off Éamonn Callinan and Alan Considine. However the winners turned the game when Leahy pounced on a defensive fumble to toe-poke his goal and Murphy followed up with an immediate point. Scores from Sheehan, John Ryan and Tommie O’Donoghue widened the gap before Callinan replied in injury time for the Banner club’s only second-half score.

Scorers for Cappamore: N Leahy 1-0, A Murphy, C Sheehan 0-2 each, J Ryan, T O’Donoghue 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clarecastle: A Healy 0-2, J Considine (f), E Callinan 0-1 each.

CAPPAMORE: B Leahy; D Keating, P Leahy, S Humphreys; 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 Bill Creamer (22), É Gleeson for B O’Connell (ht), J Campbell for E O’Donoghue (ht), S Sheehy for C Doherty (41), B Creamer for D Deere (57).

CLARECASTLE: A Page; D Murphy, J O’Connor, Barry Lynch; S Moloney, K O’Dwyer, J Reidy; P Kelly, A Healy; D Scanlon, J Considine, K Clohessy; É Callinan, Alan Considine, P Healy. Subs: Aaron Considine for D Murphy (41), K Lynch for Barry Lynch (41), E Brennan for P Healy (41), C Galvin for Alan Considine (50), Brian Lynch for J Considine (57).

Referee: J Lynch (Kerry)


Next Round – the winners play Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) or Rockchapel (Cork) in the Munster Final on December 9th in Mallow.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

For the Record

Clarecastle (Clare) Cappamore (Limerick)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 13
Won – 4
Lost –  9
Drawn – 0
Played – 13
Won – 5
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives The County representatives of Clare and Limerick have never met in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship.


Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday November 18th

@ Borrisokane                      Cappamore (Limerick) 2-7 Borrisokane (Tipperary) 0-6

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

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

(Extra time)
Saturday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday December 1st)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Clarecastle (Clare) v 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  (Extra time)

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.

Clare’s representatives have lost their first match in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship in the last four seasons.

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

Waterford’s representatives have won 2 of their 10 matches in this competition since its inception in 2003, both at the expense of Clare opponents (in 2008 and 2010).

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 Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Final – Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-14 Ballyduff (Kerry) 0-8

Forde leads the charge for Silvermines

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-14 Ballyduff (Kerry) 0-08

Jason Forde celebrated his call-up to Eamon O’Shea’s extended Tipperary senior hurling panel by inspiring Silvermines to victory in last Saturday’s Munster Club IHC final at Semple Stadium. Forde, who won an All-Ireland colleges (Croke Cup) medal with Nenagh CBS earlier this year, scored seven points, including three from play and one superb second-half sideline. The former Tipperary minor captain, who made his U21 debut for the county this year, scored an early point before adding six in the second-half as Silvermines overturned a three-point half-time deficit.

Ballyduff, who lost the Munster final for the second successive year, were by far the better team in the first half, making light of the bitter cold and greasy underfoot conditions. But the Kerry representatives shot themselves in the foot by registering 10 first half wides, including four missed frees from scoreable positions. Ballyduff also missed a 14th minute penalty, awarded by referee David Copps for a foul on centre forward Gary O’Brien by Silvermines goalkeeper Cathal Sherlock. Sherlock’s opposite number PJ O’Gorman sprinted from the Killinan End to take the penalty but his drive cleared the crossbar.

Playing with a raw intensity, Ballyduff took the game to Silvermines and roared 0-2 to 0-0 clear with less than two minutes gone. Silvermines hit back with points from Willie Keogh and Forde but they would not score again for another 24 minutes in the first-half, before Daniel Keogh raised the white flag just before half-time. That score kept Silvermines in touch at the break, after a first half that Ballyduff completely dominated. But the men from the Kingdom couldn’t push home their advantage on the scoreboard and that cost them dearly. They could have netted in the ninth minute but Mikey Boyle, one of just three players yellow carded in a fiercely-contested clash, shot narrowly wide after collecting a neat pass from Aiden Boyle. Silvermines had few real chances to speak of in the first-half but David Keogh, hugely impressive in the second-half with three points from play, saw his 23rd minute effort saved by O’Gorman. At half-time, a more physically imposing Ballyduff outfit led by 0-6 to 0-3 but they would pay a heavy price for said first-half profligacy.

Silvermines owned the second-half and outscored the visitors to Semple Stadium by 0-11 to 0-2. Ballyduff’s two points came from Padraig Boyle but the Silvermines points flowed freely at the other end, to set up an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with the Leinster champions in January. In the process, Silvermines became the first Tipperary team to win the Munster Club IHC title since Kildangan in 2004 and the team from the north division, who won the county intermediate hurling title for the third time this year, did it in style as Forde and David Keogh bagged nine second half points between them. Silvermines dragged themselves level at 0-6 apiece before Daniel Keogh’s 42nd minute goal chance was saved by capable Ballyduff ’keeper O’Gorman. Boyle floated over a 44th minute free to register a first point of the second half for under siege Ballyduff but it was scant respite from the pressure being applied.

Forde restored parity with a superb sideline cut before Boyle struck again nine minutes from time with a fine long-range point from play. But that would prove to be Ballyduff’s final score as Silvermines, who could even afford the luxury of seven second half wides, ran riot from there to the end. Forde’s 52nd minute free brought Silvermines level for the fourth time — 0-8 apiece — before, crucially, they moved ahead for the first time in the game when David Keogh shot over a minute later. Willie Keogh, a brother of David and Daniel, slotted over to push rampant Silvermines two points clear and they would extend that lead to six points by full-time. A quick free from Orrie Quirke allowed Forde to point five minutes from the end before David Keogh fired over his third. There was still time for Forde to land his seventh point before the flame-haired attacker fed a quick free to Quirke, who duly completed the scoring and cap a memorable afternoon the Tipp club.

Scorers for Silvermines: J Forde 0-7 (0-3f, 0-1 s/l), David Keogh 0-3, W Keogh 0-2, O Quirke, Daniel Keogh 0-1 each.

Scorers for Ballyduff: P Boyle 0-3 (0-1f), B O’Sullivan 0-2 (0-1f), PJ O’Gorman (0-1 pen), G O’Brien, PJ Connolly 0-1 each.

SILVERMINES: C Sherlock; M Leamy, B Timmons, D Boland; Donal Keogh, R Sherlock, N Quirke; C Gleeson, O Quirke; W Keogh, D Boland, S Quirke; Daniel Keogh, J Forde, David Keogh.

Subs: K Cunneen for Donal Keogh (27), P Fogarty for S Quirke (40), G Toohey for Daniel Keogh (56).

BALLYDUFF: PJ O’Gorman; J Bowler, L Boyle, D O’Grady; P Costello, P O’Grady, A O’Connor; J Bunyan, B O’Grady; M Boyle, G O’Brien, P Boyle; Pat Joe Connolly, A Boyle, B O’Sullivan.

Subs: D Goulding for Bowler (27), T O’Rourke for Connolly (54), JP Leahy for Costello (59).

Referee: D Copps (Cork)


Next Round – The Munster Club Intermediate Hurling champions will play the Leinster champions on the weekend of January 26th / 27th 2013 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

For the Record

Silvermines (Tipperary) Ballyduff (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
1 0
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2005 N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 9
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 8
Won – 3
Lost –  5
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives February 15th 2004 at Kilmoyley
(2003 Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Kilruane MacDonaghs (Tipperary) 4-16 Kilmoyley (Kerry) 1-6

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2012


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

Saturday November 3rd

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

Sunday November 4th

@ Dolla                                              Silvermines (Tipperary) 0-13 An Rinn (Waterford) 0-11

Saturday November 10th

@ Kilmallock Ballyduff (Kerry) 2-13  Ballybrown (Limerick) 0-14 (AET)

Final (Extra time)

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

@ Semple Stadium Thurles Ballyduff (Kerry) v Silvermines (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

Ballyduff are the only Kerry club to have won a game in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship, securing 3 wins on their way to the Munster Finals of the last two seasons.

Despite the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Champions going from 2005 to 2009 without winning a match in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship, Tipperary clubs have a 53% record in this competition dating back to its inception in 2003.

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 9 Munster titles on offer.

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

Limerick (2) – 2009, 2011

Tipperary (1) – 2004

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 –

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.