AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final – Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-23 Kilmacthomas (Waterford) 0-3

Ruthless Kenmare cruise through

By Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-23 Kilmacthomas (Waterford) 0-3

Kenmare Shamrocks will meet Rockchapel in the Munster Club JFC semi-final in Killarney next Sunday after their 23-point winning margin over the hosts at rain-soaked Kilmacthomas yesterday. The Kerry champions led 0-11 to 0-1 at the break. All six Kenmare Shamrocks forwards got on the scoresheet with Paul O’Connor hitting 1-5, while Alan O’Leary, Mark Crowley and Stephen O’Brien shared 12 points. The Kenmare defence, headed up by centre-back Sean O’Leary, never allowed Kilmacthomas get into the game. The only score from play for Kilmacthomas came from the boot of Bobby Power.

Scorers for Kenmare Shamrocks: P O’Connor 1-5 (4fs), A O’Leary, M Crowley, S O’Brien (2fs) 0-4 each, DJ Brennan 0-3fs, K O’Sullivan 0-2, S O’Leary 0-1.

Scorers for Kilmacthomas: A Power 0-2fs, B Power 0-1.

KENMARE SHAMROCKS: H Murphy; D Crowley, T O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; A O’Callaghan, S O’Leary, A Crowley; S Dalton, J Wharton; A O’Leary, M Crowley, K O’Sullivan; DJ Brennan, P O’Connor, S O’Brien.

Subs: K Fitzgibbon for H Murphy (38), S Duncan for J Wharton (40), R O’Sullivan for M Crowley (43), P O’Dwyer for A Crowley (45), D O’Shea for P O’Connor (47).

KILMACTHOMAS: D Power; M Sutton, G Kiely, B Hallihan; D Hallihan, P Behan, P Hulhern; B Power, A Power; K Dee, P Reilly, E Power; M Power, M Walsh, E Walsh.

Subs: J Cleary for E Power (38), M Sheehan for K Dee (45), T Curran for G Kiely (50), N Cronin for M Walsh (53), J Hughes for M Power (55 inj).

Referee: B Tyrell (Tipperary)

Next Round – the winners play Rockchapel (Cork) in the Munster Semi-Final on December 2nd at 2:00pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

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

For the Record

Kilmacthomas (Waterford) Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Junior Football titles
(by County)
0 7
Last Munster Club
Junior Football Title
(by County)
N/A 2011
Dromid Pearses (Kerry) 0-16 Kildangan (Tipperary) 1-4
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Record since 2003 for each county’s representative Played – 10
Won – 2
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Played – 23
Won – 21
Lost –  2
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 30th 2008 (Munster Semi-Final at Portmagee)
Skellig Rangers (Kerry) 3-16 Ballyduff Upper (Waterford ) 1-4

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


Semi-Finals
(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

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).

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.

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 Intermediate Club Championship Final – Finuge (Kerry) 1-5 St. Vincents (Cork) 0-5

Flaherty seals it for Finuge

By Jim O’Sullivan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Finuge 1-05 St Vincent’s 0-05

The essential difference in yesterday’s Munster IFC final in Mallow was that Finuge always looked more likely to emerge victorious after James Flaherty’s early second-half goal while St Vincent’s never really got going. It could have been a different story if the Cork side had not been so wasteful when enjoying their best spell around the three-quarter stage, or if substitute Kyle Lynch had been luckier with a powerful ground shot deflected by a defender. But despite missing Paul Galvin and Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Finuge were impressive. It took the Kerry champions some time to adjust to conditions before Flaherty got the opening score in the 13th minute. He added another within three minutes and just before John Griffin helped them to a three-point lead in the 19th minute, Paddy O’Shea brought off the first of two outstanding saves.

Flaherty fed Griffin on the left wing and when his angled shot came back off an upright, Michael Conway gained possession only to see O’Shea stop his close-range shot. Griffin and Conway were also prominent around this time while Paul Galvin’s brother Raymond exerted an influence out around midfield which was to see him make a vital contribution all through. The only negative was that poor finishing accounted for seven wides. However, St Vincent’s had very few chances of scores, other than hitting two wides and several shots into goalkeeper Cillian Fitzmaurice’s hands. Improved play in defence saw them only concede one more score before the break, but it was a struggle to penetrate — waiting until the 29th minute for their first score, when Jonathan Buckley pointed a free earned by Cian Barry.

Then, two minutes into injury-time the industrious Derek O’Connor pointed another free, their mini-revival having been given impetus by the contribution of substitute Anthony Harte. At the break, it was 0-4 to 0-2. Boosted by a Tomás O’Connell score three minutes after the resumption, which came from an excellent move involving Jonathan Buckley, St Vincent’s lifted their game. And, O’Shea came to their aid again in the 34th minute, this time denying Flaherty. However, the crafty Finuge corner-forward was rewarded when he had the ball in the net in the 40th minute following a long ball from the wing by Pat Corridan which full-back Paul Aherne failed to hold. Psychologically, it marked a decisive stage of the game for both teams. It gave Finuge added reassurance that they were moving into winning mode but sparked an even greater effort from the Cork city side.

But by the time they scored again (after 19 minutes), they had kicked five wides and as well as seeing 45th-minute substitute Kyle Lynch fail with their best chance of a goal over the hour, they also lost centre-back Kevin Goulding to a red card in the 55th minute. In the remaining time, they changed their approach, kicking less and adopting a running game which might have yielded a better return but for the stonewall defence put up by Finuge, with Trevor McKenna dominant at the edge of the square. Constant pressure did yield a Jonathan Buckley score from a free in the 58th minute to leave just two points between the sides but, the Kerry side stayed in control and in injury time Flaherty scored again to bring the curtain down on a stirring individual and team display.

Scorers for Finuge: J Flaherty 1-3; M Conway and J Griffin 0-1 each.

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

FINUGE: Cillian Fitzmaurice; C. Allen (c), T. McKenna, D. McCarthy; Paudie Galvin, P. Corridan, Conor Fitzmaurice; J. McCarthy, M. Corridan; J. Corridan, J. Griffin, S. Power; J. Flaherty, M. Conway, R. Galvin.

Subs for Finuge: E Galvin for Power (38), R Heffernan for J Corridan (54).

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

Subs for St Vincent’s: A Harte for A. Buckley (25), K Lynch for S Buckley (45); S. Buckley for J Buckley (58).

Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

 

Next Round – The Munster Club Intermediate Football 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 pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Finuge (Kerry) St. Vincent’s (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
6 3
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2011
(Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-14 Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-6)
2005
(Carbery Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-7)
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 21
Won – 17
Lost –  3
Drawn – 1
Played – 18
Won – 11
Lost –  6
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 20th 2011 at Mallow (Munster Club Semi-Final)
Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-9 Newmarket (Cork) 1-6

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2012

Quarter-Finals
Saturday November 3rd

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                St. Vincent’s (Cork) 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) 0-6

Sunday November 4th

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


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 11th

@ Bruff                                               Finuge (Kerry) 2-9 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-9

@ Pairc Ui Rinn St. Vincent’s (Cork) 0-7 O’Curry’s (Clare) 0-6


Final (Extra time)

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

@ Mallow Finuge (Kerry) v St. Vincent’s (Cork) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 6 of the 9 Munster titles on offer, including the last 6 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 16 matches in this competition.


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 Club SHC Final – Thurles Sarsfields 1-21 DLS 1-16

Big guns fire super Sarsfields to promised land after battle royal

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 1-21 De La Salle (Waterford) 1-16


Thurles Sarsfields captain Padraic Maher receiving the O’Neill Cup
from Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh
(Photo courtesy of George Hatchell)

The renowned Thurles Sarsfields club claimed their first Munster senior hurling club title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday and the manner in which they did it in befitted the honour of being one of the year’s most outstanding displays of pure hurling. Thrills and spills, tenacious tackling, ferocious defending, brilliant point-taking, a net-bursting goal each — the 2,433 who defied the pelting rain to make the journey to Cork got a game to remember. From the start this was always going to be a very different match to the 2010 Munster final when these same two sides again met in Cork. On that bitterly cold and forgettable day much of the pitch was frozen solid and De La Salle won a low-scoring error-fest 0-9 to 0-8 with Thurles shooting 17 wides. On this occasion, and despite all the recent rain, the Páirc Uí Chaoimh sod held up extremely well and two outstanding sides were able to fully display their wares.

Sars were fastest from the blocks and led 1-5 to 0-4 after 16 minutes, the goal coming in the fifth minute when veteran centre-forward Jim Corbett (no relation of Lar) was put through one-on-one on De La Salle keeper Stephen Brenner by a sublime Denis Maher pass. Already some of the Sars big guns were beginning to fire. Lar Corbett scored a fine point and was working hard all over the pitch, his inter-county colleague Pa Bourke was causing chaos on the edge of the square, while in the half-back line Michael Cahill was already beginning to shine and scored the first point of the game.

For De La Salle it was it was their own fledgling county star Jake Dillon doing all the damage and he got all those four points including a sideline beauty. In the second quarter De La Salle finally found their rhythm and though the Sars attack was still finding the target with some regularity (they would end the game with 13 different scorers), the Déise side were looking the better side as half-time approached. Twice within a couple of minutes Dillon almost goaled, first in the 20th minute when his rasper came back off the far post, was cleared and resulted in a Sars point at the other end, then two minutes later when his close-range shot shaved the crossbar, screamed just over. Finally however, in the 27th minute, they did break through. Powerful half-forward Paudie Nevin beat Padraic Maher for possession wide left, racing down on goal to give Patrick McCormack no chance with a rocketshot.

That goal was a major boost to the Waterford champions but it was followed by deflation, not by a Thurles score but by a straight red card for corner-forward John Keane. It seemed harsh for what seemed a harmless hit but it would have a huge impact. De La Salle trailed at the break by two points, 1-9 to 1-7, but, given Thurles’ hard-running game, their 14-man team would be made to work hard in the second half and pay a price in the final minutes in the energy-sapping conditions. Thus it proved.

Showing great skill and spirit De La Salle took the fight to Thurles immediately on the resumption, tied the game in the 36th minute on 1-12 each after a hat-trick of points, two of those from the ever-dangerous Dillon. Indeed they would have taken the lead a couple of minutes later but for a superb save by McCormack from Nevin, and subsequently they twice more created clear goal scoring opportunities only to squander both. They would pay a heavy price for that profligacy. Padraic Maher came thundering into the fray for Sars, corner-backs Stephen and David Maher were on top, Michael Cahill was doing a superb job on dangerman John Mullane and Denis Maher.

Padraic had some game and scored two big points but was involved in so much more and was the key to this win. The seventh cavalry also made an impact, veteran Redser O’Grady especially with his high fielding and two points, Richie Ruth with another as Thurles finished by far the stronger side. Rough justice on De La Salle but another fine win for Thurles Sars and finally, another big title, the Munster senior hurling championship, to add to their roll-leading 32 Tipperary crowns.

Scorers for Thurles Sarsfields: P Bourke 0-7 (2fs), L Corbett 0-3, J Corbett 1-0, M Gleeson, D Maher, G O’Grady 0-2 each, M Cahill, J Enright, M O’Brien, A McCormack, R Reid, 0-1 each.

Scorers for De La Salle: J Dillon 0-9 (5fs, 1 s/l), E Barrett 0-3, P Nevin 1-0, D Twomey, J Mullane, E Madigan, K Moran 0-1 each.

THURLES SARSFIELDS: P McCormack; S Maher, K O’Gorman, David Maher; D Kennedy, P Maher (c), M Cahill; J Enright, M Gleeson; Denis Maher, J Corbett, L Corbett; M O’Brien, P Bourke, A McCormack.

Subs for Thurles Sarsfields: R Ruth for O’Brien (36), G O’Grady for J Corbett (36), S Cahill for Gleeson (59), R Maher for S Maher (inj. 60+1).

DE LA SALLE: S Brenner; S Daniels, I Flynn, C Watt; B Phelan, K Moran (c) E Madigan; J Kennedy, E Barrett; P Nevin, J Mullane, J Dillon; D Greene, D Twomey, J Keane.

Subs for De La Salle: S McNulty for Greene (56).

Referee: S Hourigan (Limerick)

 

Thurles Sarsfields win first ever Munster title

Report from the GAA.ie web site

AIB MUNSTER GAA HURLING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 1-21 De La Salle (Waterford) 1-16

Thurles Sarsfields won their first ever Munster title on Sunday, defeating Waterford champions De La Salle by five points at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. In a compelling encounter in Cork, Thurles showed great hunger, unsurprisingly, given they were chasing their first ever title, and had just too much for De La Salle in the end. They led by two points after an excellent first half, and had stretched their lead to five by the end after a strong finish. Jim Corbett’s fourth minute goal gave them the perfect start, and had them 1-1 to 0-1 ahead early on. They had stretched this lead to five points by the 18th minute, with Pa Bourke, Johnny Enright, Michael Gleeson and Lar Corbett all getting on the scoreboard.

However, De La Salle finished the half very well and got right back into the game when Paudie Nevin blasted a shot to the net for them three minutes shy of half-time. That score left two points between the sides at the break, but De La Salle were dealt a serious blow before the end of the half when they had John Keane sent off. De La Salle made light of their numerical disadvantage by hitting three points without reply after the restart, and the second half remained very tight all the way through. However, Thurles managed to get themselves a couple of points ahead and they maintained this lead until the closing stages. A brilliant point from De La Salle talisman Kevin Moran put two between them with just over five minutes to go to set up a tense finish, but Thurles Sarsfields held their nerve well, with Richie Ruth and Ger ‘Redser’ O’Grady knocking over points for them before the finish to seal a famous win.

Next Round – the winners play the Leinster Club Senior Hurling Champions on February 9th 2013

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

For the Record

Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) De La Salle
(Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 0 2
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
N/A 2010
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
11 5
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2007
(Loughmore-Castleiney, Tipperary 1-6
Tulla, Clare 0-7)
2010
(De La Salle, Waterford 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields, Tipperary 0-8)
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 25
Won – 14
Lost –  9
Drawn – 2
Played – 27
Won – 18
Lost –  8
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 28th 2010 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh
(Munster Club Final)
De La Salle (Waterford) 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 0-8

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 28th

@ Kilmallock                         Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-12 Kilmallock (Limerick) 0-15


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 11th

@ Sixmilebridge           De La Salle (Waterford) 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 0-10

 

@ Semple Stadium      Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-20 Sarsfields (Cork) 2-15

Final

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

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh      De La Salle (Waterford) v Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2:00pm

Odds and Ends

The victory of Thurles Sarsfields over Sarsfields (Cork) snapped an 8 match streak of victories for the travelling team in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship over the past 3 seasons.

De La Salle (Waterford) have never lost a match in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. In their five matches to date, they have only scored two goals in 260 minutes of action. De La Salle have won their five matches by a total of nine points, winning the Munster titles of 2008 and 2010.

Thurles Sarsfields won their fourth County title in Tipperary since last 2005 last month to qualify for the Munster Club Championship. Thurles Sarsfields record in Munster since 2005 sees them with four wins (over Kilmallock, Limerick twice, Sarsfields, Cork and Lixnaw, Kerry). They also have three defeats in that period, on each occasion losing to the eventual Munster champion (Newtownshandrum, Cork twice and De La Salle, Waterford).

Tipperary hold the record for the number of clubs that have won the Munster title, with eight different clubs all claiming provincial victories on behalf of the county (Carrick Davins, Roscrea, Moycarkey-Borris, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Borris-Ileigh, Cashel King Cormacs, Toomevara and Loughmore-Castleiney). Victory for Thurles Sarsfields in the 2012 Munster Final would increase that number to nine.

Of the 5 participating counties in this year’s Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship, Waterford have the best record since 2000 with 18 victories and 1 draw out of 27 matches played. Tipperary has the next best record with 14 wins and 2 draws out of 25 games.

The Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship is very competitive with only one score separating the champions and runner-up in each final from 2004 through 2011 (drawn match).


Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (17) – 1964, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1987, 2003, 2005, 2009

Tipperary (11) – 1966, 1969, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2004, 2006, 2007

Clare (9) – 1967, 1968, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Limerick (6) – 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2011

Waterford (5) – 1981, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010

Munster GAA Club HURLING 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/shclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork clubs have won 9 titles followed by Tipperary with 3 and Clare with 2. Galway lead the roll of honour with 11 club titles followed by Kilkenny clubs with 10.

Munster Club Senior HURLING Cup

Club Championship Senior Hurling Cup – O’Neill Cup

Presented by Sarsfields Club, Cork, in 1972 to commemorate Billy O’Neill who founded their club in 1903.