McGrath Cup Semi Final – Kerry 3-17 Limerick 1-11

Winter progress pleases Kingdom’s new boss

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 3-17 Limerick 1-11

Grinding their way gradually up through the gears, that’s this new-look Kerry team under new manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Yesterday’s McGrath Cup semi-final over Limerick marks three successive wins in three successive weeks, albeit all on home turf in Killarney, the opposition becoming more testing in every game. First it was IT Tralee, then UCC, yesterday it was their first inter-county opposition of this competitive year, all dismissed with equal aplomb by a Kerry team featuring a plethora of new faces. It all combines to make Fitzmaurice a very happy man.

“The real value of the McGrath Cup is that they’re getting a sustained run which is good for the likes of Jack (Sherwood) at centre-back as that helps his development and his confidence, just getting used to the lads around him. ” We’re very happy with the way they’re progressing so we’ll keep at it. The idea of the McGrath Cup was to look at the younger players and give them a few games which would strengthen our hand and strengthen our panel. “We’ve definitely accomplished that and we have a game again next week (McGrath Cup final against Tipperary) and that’s great for us. I don’t know exactly how many players we’ve used over the past number of weeks but it’s certainly in the high 20s so that’s great, considering there are a lot of absentees at the moment.”

Marc Ó Sé and Aidan O’Mahony were picked to play yesterday but neither started (Aidan came on as a late sub, as did Tomas Ó Sé), though yet another of the veterans, midfielder Bryan Sheehan, did make an earlier than expected return. “Aidan is a bit asthmatic, had a bit of a reaction yesterday so we didn’t start him; Marc had a hamstring problem all week and we decided not to risk him when the day was so cold. We hadn’t expected to see Bryan for a good bit longer to be honest but he trained very hard on his own with Paudie Corcoran, who works with the injured players in the background. Paudie, the physios and the medical team did great work with Bryan, so we were able to give him a run-out today.”

Some run-out. With Sheehan and Anthony Maher dominating midfield, a strong five minutes before half-time during which they scored 2-1 helped Kerry to a two-goal half-time lead (2-7 to 0-7), even while playing into a stiff breeze. The dashing Darren O’Sullivan had the first major, his blistering pace taking him in on goal while James O’Donoghue had the second with a superb finish after snapping up a breaking ball. Given that they themselves were also fielding an experimental side, it left Limerick with a small mountain to climb. “We were caught in a Catch 22 situation,” explained unhappy manager Maurice Horan: “We had to rest our experienced guys, the likes of Pa Ranahan, Stephen Lavin, Mark Riordan, Eoghan O’Connor, Stephen Kelly, and Ger Collins. If the game was next week they would all be available to us but we just cannot jeopardise the league.

“We’re on the back of two injury-ravaged league campaigns so we want to try and keep all our main players as injury-free as possible. The two goals before half-time were killers, particularly the second goal but the biggest problem for me today wasn’t the loss, it was the three lapses in concentration in the second-half after we had come back to within three points — suddenly it was an eight-point gap again.” Limerick did start the second half well, a fine goal by youngster Darragh Treacy then a pointed Ian Ryan free bringing them with a single score (2-7 to 1-7). Then came those concentration lapses by Limerick and in a 12-minute purple patch Kerry scored 1-8 without reply — O’Donoghue getting his second and Kerry’s third goal. Sets the Kingdom up nicely for the final next week, albeit in Tipperary, but also strengthens Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s hand with the league opener against Mayo just a week later.

Scorers for Kerry: J O’Donoghue 2-5 (5f); D O’Sullivan 1-1; M Geaney 0-3; BJ Keane 0-3; B Sheehan 0-2 (2f); M O’Donoghue 0-2; P Curtin 0-1.

Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-6 (5f); D Treacy 1-0; D O’Connor, D Neville, J Riordan, J O’Meara, L O’Dwyer, 0-1 each.

KERRY: B Kelly; F Fitzgerald (c), M Moloney, D Culhane; J Lyne, J Sherwood, K Young; A Maher, B Sheehan; M Geaney, D O’Sullivan, M O’Donoghue; J O’Donoghue, P Curtin, BJ Keane.

Subs: K O’Leary (O’Sullivan inj. 53); T Ó Sé (Sheehan 54); A O’Mahony (Moloney 61); B Looney (J O’Donoghue 61); A Garnett (Maher 61).

LIMERICK: B Scanlon; C Cody, J McCarthy, P Browne; L O’Dwyer, M Sheehan, J Riordan; T Lee, B O’Brien; J O’Meara, D Treacy, D O’Connor; D Neville, S O’Carroll, I Ryan.

Subs: M O’Keeffe (Sheehan 33); P Kinnerk (O’Brien 54); S Sheehan (Neville 65); D O’Dea (Lee 67); B McCarthy (O’Meara 69).

Referee: C Lane (Cork)

Team News

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Limerick in the Munster GAA McGrath Cup Semi Final in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday shows 5 changes from the side that saw action in the Quarter Finals on Sunday last. Brian Kelly comes into goal in place of Brendan Kealy, Aidan O’Mahony takes over at full back from Michael Moloney, there is a new midfield partnership in Anthony Maher and Bryan Sheehan who replace Johnny Buckley and Kieran Donaghy and the one change up front sees James O’Donoghue replace Kieran O’Leary.

The team captained by Fionn Fitzgerald is as follows:

1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion

2. Marc Ó Sé An Gaeltacht

3. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore

4. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes (Captain)

5. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion

6. Jack Sherwood Firies

7. Killian Young Renard

8. Anthony Maher Duagh

9. Bryan Sheehan St Marys

10. Michael Geaney Dingle

11. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh/Glencar

12. Michael O’Donoghue Spa

13. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion

14. Patrick Curtin Moyvane

15. Paul Geaney Dingle

16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin

17. Tomás Ó Sé An Gaeltacht

18. Kieran O’Leary Dr Crokes

19. Michael Moloney Dr Crokes

20. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys

21. David Culhane Ballylongford

22. Andrew Garnett Spa

23. Brian Looney Dr Crokes

24. Shane Enright Tarbert

Manager: Eamonn Fitzmaurice; Trainer/Selector: Cian O’Neill; Selectors: Diarmuid Murphy, Mikey Sheehy

The Limerick Senior Football team to play Kerry is as follows –

1 Brian Scanlan, Gerald Griffin’s.

2 Cian Coady Na Piarsaigh.

3 Johnny McCarthy St. Kieran’s.

4 Michael Sheehan Fr. Casey’s.

5 Stephen Lavin Adare.

6 Paudie Browne Fr. Casey’s.

7 Pa Ranahan Ballysteen.

8 Thomas Lee Ballylanders.

9 Bobby O’Brien Bruff.

10 John Riordan Fr. Casey’s.

11 Darragh Treacy St. Kieran’s

12 Seamus O’Carroll Cappagh Kilcornan.

13 Eoghan O’Connor St. Mary’s/Sean Finns.

14 Derry O’Connor Fr. Casey’s.

15 Ian Ryan St.Senan’s.

For the Record

Kerry Limerick
2012 McGrath Cup Performance Did not take part Lost to UCC by 1-19 to 0-10 in the Quarter-Final
Number of McGrath Cup Senior Football titles 3 5
Last McGrath Cup Senior Football Title 2011 2005
McGrath Cup Senior Football Record since 2000 Played – 15
Won – 13
Lost – 2
Drawn – 0
Played – 26
Won – 16
Lost – 10
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the McGrath Cup 1999 First Round – January 23rd at Abbeyfeale
Limerick 1-6 Kerry 0-5

Fixtures and Results


Preliminary Round

Saturday January 5th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       Kerry 4-22 IT Tralee 0-10

Sunday January 6th

@ Miltown-Malbay                            Clare 1-19 LIT 1-2
@ Cork IT GAA Grounds                 Cork 1-15 CIT 0-10

Quarter-Finals
Sunday January 13th

@ Foynes                                          Limerick 2-16 Clare 2-13 (after extra time)

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       Kerry 2-12 UCC 0-10

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                Tipperary 2-9 Cork 1-9

@ WIT GAA Grounds Carriganore Waterford 0-16 University of Limerick 0-12 (after extra time)


Semi-Finals
(Extra time)

Sunday January 20th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney                   Kerry v Limerick                                            @ 2:00pm

@ Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town        Tipperary v Waterford                                   @ 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday January 27th

Kerry or Limerick v Tipperary or Waterford

Venue Permutations

@ Tipperary venue                           Kerry v Tipperary (last meeting – 2010 S-Final in Killarney)
@ Limerick venue                             Limerick v Tipperary (last meeting – 2007 Q-Final in Cahir)
@ Waterford venue                           Kerry v Waterford (last meeting – 2010 Q-Final in Killarney)
@ Limerick venue                             Limerick v Waterford (last meeting – 2004 S-Final in Ardmore)


McGrath Cup Senior Football – Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Kerry have won 13 of their 15 matches (a 87% success rate – best of any county). In the same period, Cork’s McGrath Cup success rate is 85% with 17 wins out of 20 in the competition.

In the 7 games to date in the 2013 McGrath Cup, there has been an average of 2.3 goals per game. This compares with 2.4 goals per match in 2012 and 1.4 goals per match in 2011.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the McGrath Cup since entering in 2005 is Won 21, Lost 49 (30% success rate). None of the six colleges have a winning record in the competition during that period. UCC have the best record, winning 7 of their 16 matches (44% success rate) while UL have won 5 of their 13 matches (38% success rate).

Since 2011, the record of Third Level Colleges when playing an Inter-County team in the McGrath Cup is Won 2, Lost 16 (11% success rate)

Kerry have not lost a match in the McGrath Cup since the 2006 final where the Kingdom lost to Cork by 1-9 to 0-6 at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Limerick footballers have won 2 of their last 7 matches in the McGrath Cup. Waterford have won 2 of their last 6 matches.

Tipperary is the only team to have won at least 1 match in the last 4 years of the McGrath Cup with a 70% record during that period, Won 7 Lost 3.

McGrath Cup Senior Football Roll Of Honour

Clare (12) – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008

Cork (6) – 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Limerick (5) – 1985, 1987, 2001, 2004, 2005

Tipperary (3) – 1989, 1993, 2003

Kerry (3) – 1996, 2010, 2011

Waterford (1) – 1981

London (1) – 1988

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete Roll of Honour since the competition began in 1981 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mcgrath-cup-football/

McGrath Cup

Presented by Joe McGrath on June 21st, 1981 for the promotion of Senior Football in Munster

McGrath Cup – 2013 Scorers

Patrick Curtin (Kerry) 3-7 

Paul Geaney (Kerry) 2-7 (0-2 frees)
Ian Ryan (Limerick) 1-7 (0-4 frees)
Podge McMahon (Clare) 2-3
Barry Grogan (Tipperary) 1-6 (0-4 frees)

Conor Cox (UCC) 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Donncha O’Connor (Cork) 1-5 (0-3 frees)
Shane McGrath (Clare) 0-7
Alan Clohessy (Clare) 0-7 (0-1 free, 0-1 45)
Seamus O’Carroll (Limerick) 1-3 (0-2 45s)
Ian McInerney (Clare) 0-6 (0-4 frees, 0-1 45)
Alan Moloney (UL) 0-6 (0-2 frees, 0-2 45s)

Johnny Buckley (Kerry) 0-5
Michael Geaney (Kerry) 1-2

Gary Hurney (Waterford) 0-5 (0-1 free)
David Tubridy (Clare) 0-5 (0-2 frees)

Gary Brennan (Clare) 1-1

Colm O’Neill (Cork) 0-4 (0-2 frees, 0-1 45)
Ciaran Sheehan (Cork) 1-1

Donal Óg Hodnett (CIT) 0-4 (0-3 frees)

Paul O’Connor (Kerry) 0-3 (0-1 free)

Brian Looney (Kerry) 0-3 (0-1 45)
Barry John Keane (Kerry) 0-3
Bill Maher (Tipperary) 1-0
Paul Whyte (Waterford) 0-3 (0-2 frees)
Liam Shorten (Cork) 0-3

Alan O’Donoghue (IT Tralee) 0-3 (0-3 frees)
Tommy McCarthy (LIT) 1-0

 

Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) 0-2 (0-1 free) 

Derry O’Connor (Limerick) 0-2
Ger Collins (Limerick) 0-2
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) 0-2
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) 0-2
Darren Guiry (Waterford) 0-2
Tony Grey (Waterford) 0-2
Shane Ahearne (Waterford) 0-2 (0-1 free)

S Carroll (IT Tralee) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Odhran Mulrooney (Cork) 0-2

Paul Kerrigan (Cork) 0-2

Pearse O’Neill (Cork) 0-2
Fintan Goold (Cork) 0-2 (0-2 frees)

Enda Coughlan  (Clare)  0-2

Brian O’Regan (CIT) 0-2
Gavin O’Grady (UCC) 0-2 (0-1 45)
Ed Walsh (UL) 0-2
Denis Keohane (UL) 0-2
Michael O’Donoghue (Kerry), Kieran O’Leary (Kerry), Philip Austin (Tipperary), Conor O’Driscoll (Cork), Sean Kiely (Cork), Andrew O’Sullivan (Cork), J Dowling (Clare), N Kelly (Clare), Brendan Pott (IT Tralee), Darren Wallace (IT Tralee), Ruairi Deane (IT Tralee), Sean Killeen (IT Tralee), Sean McCarthy (IT Tralee), Colin Lyons (CIT), Jerry O’Connor (CIT), Donagh Leahy (CIT), Micheal Vaughan (CIT), Anthony Sweeney  (CIT) (0-1 free), Brian Coleman (LIT) (0-1 free), C Wallace (LIT), Brian Coughlan (UCC), Peter Acheson (UCC), Liam McGovern (UL), John O’Rourke (UL)  0-1 each

McGrath Cup Semi Final – Tipperary 1-12 Waterford 2-8

Tipp boss relishing test against Kerry as final date switched

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 1-12 Waterford 2-8 (After extra-time)

The McGrath Cup final between Tipperary and Kerry looks set to be brought forward by 24 hours to Saturday, January 26. Tipperary have agreed to a request from Kerry to switch the game as Kingdom boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice is due to play for Finuge against Monasterevin in next Sunday’s All-Ireland Club IFC semi-final. Tipp are happy to accommodate them as it gives their players an extra day to prepare for the Allianz Football League opener against Carlow on Sunday week, February 3.

Tipp, fresh from their shock victory over Cork a week before, booked their place in a second successive final with a hard-fought victory over Waterford at a bitterly cold Sean Treacy Park yesterday. In a dour struggle, the hosts needed extra-time to see off a Waterford side rocked by the early losses of centre back Shane Briggs and midfielder Tommy Prendergast, both through injury. Briggs limped off with a knee problem in the 23rd minute and Prendergast was gone two minutes later, suffering with a groin complaint. At half-time, Tipp led 0-4 to 0-3 as Barry Grogan, scorer of 1-6, contributed all of the home side’s scores.

Eight minutes from time, wind-assisted Waterford poached the game’s opening goal from Paul Whyte but Tipp rallied to force extra-time as Brian Fox fisted over the equaliser. The sides were deadlocked at the end of 70 minutes, 0-10 to 1-7, but it seemed Waterford would snatch victory when sub Liam Ó Lionain scrambled home a goal on the stroke of half-time in extra-time. But Tipp rallied again and after Darren Lowry rattled the crossbar with a fisted effort, Grogan palmed Hugh Coghlan’s centre from the right touchline to the net in the 83rd minute.

There were no further scores in the remaining seven minutes and Tipp held on to set up a dress rehearsal for next May’s Munster SFC clash against Kerry. Fitzmaurice’s outfit will start as favourites to claim a third McGrath Cup title in four seasons but Tipp boss Peter Creedon is relishing the challenge. The Cork native said: “We’ll approach it the same way – trying to get the most out of the players we have. We may not train as hard this week as we have for the previous couple of weeks.” Creedon admitted that yesterday’s game was a dour affair but a heavy recent training schedule may have contributed to that. Creedon revealed: “We trained very hard this week and played DIT on Friday night. I think some of the lads’ legs were heavy but we showed a great bit of spirit to win it.”

Waterford boss Niall Carew reflected: “I was pleased enough but when you lose your centre back and midfielder, you’re always going to be playing catch-up. But in fairness to the boys, they responded well and we were always going to hit a flat spot for 10 or 15 minutes until we regrouped because they’re pivotal in our system. Our boys kept going and you always have a threat with the Hurneys. Shane Ahearne came into it as well. I was pleased with the performance.”

Scorers for Tipperary: B Grogan 1-6 (0-3f), B Fox 0-3, L McGrath, H Coghlan & C McDonald 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: L Ó Lionain & P Whyte (0-1f), 1-1 each, G Hurney 0-4f, S Ahearne (f) & T Grey 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, J Coghlan; C McDonald, S Kennedy, J O’Callaghan; G Hannigan, L Egan; C Sweeney, A Matassa, B Maher; L McGrath, P Quirke, B Grogan.

Subs: H Coghlan for Matassa (ht), B Fox for O’Callaghan (ht), B Jones for Sweeney (53), S O’Brien for Quirke (58), A Campbell for Kennedy (70+2), D Lowry for Maher (78).

WATERFORD: S Enright; J McGrath, S Prendergast, C Phelan; T Grey, S Briggs, J Hurney; T Prendergast, S Ahearne; P Whyte, P Hurney, M O’Gorman; D Guiry, G Hurney, G Nugent.

Subs: S O’Hare for Briggs (inj, 23), R Cahill for T Prendergast (inj, 25), L Ó Lionáin for Cahill (56), A Brophy for J Hurney (68), S Dempsey for O’Hare (77), D Grey for O’Gorman (87).

Referee: E Walsh (Kerry)

Team News

The Tipperary senior football team to play Waterford in the McGrath Cup semi-final on Sunday at Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town at 2pm is as follows:

1. Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard)

2. Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers)

3. Paddy Codd (Killenaule) Captain

4. John Coghlan (Moyne Templetuohy)

5. John O’Callaghan (Ballyporeeen)

6. Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)

7. Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers)

8. George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers)

9. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

10. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)

11. Aldo Matassa (Clonmel Commercials)

12. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

13. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

14. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)

15. Barry Grogan (Aherlow)

 

The Waterford Football team to play Tipperary on Sunday is as follows –

1 Stephen Enright Ballinacourty

2 Tadgh O Huallachain An Rinn

3 Stephen Prendergast Killrossanty

4 Conor Phelan Brickey Rangers

5 Tony Grey Stradbally

6 Shane Briggs Ballinacourty

7 Ronan Cahill Rathgormac

8 Tommy Prendergast Killrossanty

9 Sean Dempsey Colligan

10 Conor McGrath Brickey Rangers

11 Paul Whyte Killrossanty

12 Maurice O Gorman The Nire

13 John Wall Colligan

14 Patrick Hurney Ballinacourty

15 Gavin Nugent Rathgormack

For the Record

Tipperary Waterford
2012 McGrath Cup Performance Defeated LIT, WIT and UCC before losing to Cork in the Final. Lost to IT Tralee by 2-14 to 0-14 in the Preliminary Round
Number of McGrath Cup Senior Football titles 3 1
Last McGrath Cup Senior Football Title 2003 1981
McGrath Cup Senior Football Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 12
Lost – 12
Drawn – 0
Played – 19
Won – 6
Lost – 13
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the McGrath Cup 2011 Quarter-Final – January 16th at Walsh Park
Waterford 0-11 Tipperary 0-9

Fixtures and Results


Preliminary Round

Saturday January 5th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       Kerry 4-22 IT Tralee 0-10

Sunday January 6th

@ Miltown-Malbay                            Clare 1-19 LIT 1-2
@ Cork IT GAA Grounds                 Cork 1-15 CIT 0-10

Quarter-Finals
Sunday January 13th

@ Foynes                                          Limerick 2-16 Clare 2-13 (after extra time)

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney       Kerry 2-12 UCC 0-10

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                Tipperary 2-9 Cork 1-9

@ WIT GAA Grounds Carriganore Waterford 0-16 University of Limerick 0-12 (after extra time)


Semi-Finals
(Extra time)

Sunday January 20th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney                   Kerry v Limerick                                            @ 2:00pm

@ Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town        Tipperary v Waterford                                   @ 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday January 27th

Kerry or Limerick v Tipperary or Waterford

Venue Permutations

@ Tipperary venue                           Kerry v Tipperary (last meeting – 2010 S-Final in Killarney)
@ Limerick venue                             Limerick v Tipperary (last meeting – 2007 Q-Final in Cahir)
@ Waterford venue                           Kerry v Waterford (last meeting – 2010 Q-Final in Killarney)
@ Limerick venue                             Limerick v Waterford (last meeting – 2004 S-Final in Ardmore)

McGrath Cup Senior Football – Odds and Ends

Since 2000, Kerry have won 13 of their 15 matches (a 87% success rate – best of any county). In the same period, Cork’s McGrath Cup success rate is 85% with 17 wins out of 20 in the competition.

In the 7 games to date in the 2013 McGrath Cup, there has been an average of 2.3 goals per game. This compares with 2.4 goals per match in 2012 and 1.4 goals per match in 2011.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the McGrath Cup since entering in 2005 is Won 21, Lost 49 (30% success rate). None of the six colleges have a winning record in the competition during that period. UCC have the best record, winning 7 of their 16 matches (44% success rate) while UL have won 5 of their 13 matches (38% success rate).

Since 2011, the record of Third Level Colleges when playing an Inter-County team in the McGrath Cup is Won 2, Lost 16 (11% success rate)

Kerry have not lost a match in the McGrath Cup since the 2006 final where the Kingdom lost to Cork by 1-9 to 0-6 at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Limerick footballers have won 2 of their last 7 matches in the McGrath Cup. Waterford have won 2 of their last 6 matches.

Tipperary is the only team to have won at least 1 match in the last 4 years of the McGrath Cup with a 70% record during that period, Won 7 Lost 3.

McGrath Cup Senior Football Roll Of Honour

Clare (12) – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008

Cork (6) – 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Limerick (5) – 1985, 1987, 2001, 2004, 2005

Tipperary (3) – 1989, 1993, 2003

Kerry (3) – 1996, 2010, 2011

Waterford (1) – 1981

London (1) – 1988

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete Roll of Honour since the competition began in 1981 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mcgrath-cup-football/

McGrath Cup

Presented by Joe McGrath on June 21st, 1981 for the promotion of Senior Football in Munster

McGrath Cup – 2013 Scorers

Patrick Curtin (Kerry) 3-7 

Paul Geaney (Kerry) 2-7 (0-2 frees)
Ian Ryan (Limerick) 1-7 (0-4 frees)
Podge McMahon (Clare) 2-3
Barry Grogan (Tipperary) 1-6 (0-4 frees)

Conor Cox (UCC) 0-6 (0-3 frees)
Donncha O’Connor (Cork) 1-5 (0-3 frees)
Shane McGrath (Clare) 0-7
Alan Clohessy (Clare) 0-7 (0-1 free, 0-1 45)
Seamus O’Carroll (Limerick) 1-3 (0-2 45s)
Ian McInerney (Clare) 0-6 (0-4 frees, 0-1 45)
Alan Moloney (UL) 0-6 (0-2 frees, 0-2 45s)

Johnny Buckley (Kerry) 0-5
Michael Geaney (Kerry) 1-2

Gary Hurney (Waterford) 0-5 (0-1 free)
David Tubridy (Clare) 0-5 (0-2 frees)

Gary Brennan (Clare) 1-1

Colm O’Neill (Cork) 0-4 (0-2 frees, 0-1 45)
Ciaran Sheehan (Cork) 1-1

Donal Óg Hodnett (CIT) 0-4 (0-3 frees)

Paul O’Connor (Kerry) 0-3 (0-1 free)

Brian Looney (Kerry) 0-3 (0-1 45)
Barry John Keane (Kerry) 0-3
Bill Maher (Tipperary) 1-0
Paul Whyte (Waterford) 0-3 (0-2 frees)
Liam Shorten (Cork) 0-3

Alan O’Donoghue (IT Tralee) 0-3 (0-3 frees)
Tommy McCarthy (LIT) 1-0

 

Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) 0-2 (0-1 free) 

Derry O’Connor (Limerick) 0-2
Ger Collins (Limerick) 0-2
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) 0-2
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) 0-2 (0-2 frees)
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) 0-2
Darren Guiry (Waterford) 0-2
Tony Grey (Waterford) 0-2
Shane Ahearne (Waterford) 0-2 (0-1 free)

S Carroll (IT Tralee) 0-2 (0-1 free)
Odhran Mulrooney (Cork) 0-2

Paul Kerrigan (Cork) 0-2

Pearse O’Neill (Cork) 0-2
Fintan Goold (Cork) 0-2 (0-2 frees)

Enda Coughlan  (Clare)  0-2

Brian O’Regan (CIT) 0-2
Gavin O’Grady (UCC) 0-2 (0-1 45)
Ed Walsh (UL) 0-2
Denis Keohane (UL) 0-2
Michael O’Donoghue (Kerry), Kieran O’Leary (Kerry), Philip Austin (Tipperary), Conor O’Driscoll (Cork), Sean Kiely (Cork), Andrew O’Sullivan (Cork), J Dowling (Clare), N Kelly (Clare), Brendan Pott (IT Tralee), Darren Wallace (IT Tralee), Ruairi Deane (IT Tralee), Sean Killeen (IT Tralee), Sean McCarthy (IT Tralee), Colin Lyons (CIT), Jerry O’Connor (CIT), Donagh Leahy (CIT), Micheal Vaughan (CIT), Anthony Sweeney  (CIT) (0-1 free), Brian Coleman (LIT) (0-1 free), C Wallace (LIT), Brian Coughlan (UCC), Peter Acheson (UCC), Liam McGovern (UL), John O’Rourke (UL)  0-1 each

 

 

Waterford Crystal Cup Preliminary Round – UL 1-20 Waterford 0-18

Early warning signals as UL make it dismal day for Déise

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

University of Limerick 1-20 Waterford 0-18

Life after John Mullane got off to a rocky start for Waterford yesterday, with the Déise losing at home in Carriganore to the University of Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Cup. “We’re happy with that,” said UL selector Ger Cunningham when asked about their short-passing approach. “We have great hurlers and when you have good hands you can play a specific game. It suited us, though conditions were tough, but we hurled very well against the wind in the first half, and that’s where the short game helped us.”

Waterford had the wind in the first-half but struggled to hold the ball up front and most of their scores came from accurate midfielders Shane O’Sullivan and Richie Foley. Kieran Morris and Eamonn Murphy – a Waterford panellist last year – showed up well for UL, but Waterford had nudged three ahead when the game’s only goal was scored on 30 minutes. The Waterford full-back line didn’t clear a loose ball and former Tipperary senior star Paul Kelly’s first-time pull made the score 1-7 to 0-10. “We had goal chances early on but didn’t take them,” said Waterford boss Michael Ryan.

O’Sullivan (free) and Murphy swapped scores to leave it level at the break, but on the resumption UL jumped out to a three-point lead through Morris (free), David Butler and Padraic Walsh, and Waterford could never reel them in. Ryan withdrew half his starting attack and moved veteran Seamus Prendergast to full-forward, where he won a penalty which Jake Dillon put over the bar. But, late on UL had points from their subs, Tommy Heffernan, Conor Ryan and Brian Stapleton, to make a deserved win safe.

“It’s very disappointing,” said Ryan. “All day long we struggled up front and our backs seemed to be under pressure. Only for Seamus Prendergast it would have been worse. He was very good for the last 20 minutes, he worked very hard and was a serious threat at full-forward.” Ryan acknowledged that Eamonn Murphy’s display for UL was something he and his selectors could take out of the game: “He was good, he was lively and impressive and got four points.”

But there are other headaches for the home management team: “We haven’t spoken to Tony Browne yet,” said Ryan of the veteran star’s plans. “Maurice Shanahan and Padraic Mahony are both out for a while yet. I don’t expect Maurice back in action before March, though Padraic could be back in three or four weeks.” For his part, Cunningham said UL weren’t playing with a full deck: “We have a few players to come back yet. The Clare lads are only just back with us, so we threw a few of them in today, Michael Fennelly of Kilkenny will join us this week and Darach Honan is also available to us.”

He also downplayed the proposed link with the Waterford coaching ticket — for now. “It was in the paper yesterday,” said Cunningham. “I was talking to Michael (Ryan) but I have commitments elsewhere at the moment. Further down the line you’d never know what might happen.” As he spoke the Waterford management were in the background, talking to their charges on the field and having a lengthy, and by the sounds of it robust, discussion. All concerned hoping for warmer times ahead, no doubt.

Scorers for Waterford: S. O’Sullivan 0-6 (0-2 fs, 0-1 65); R. Foley and J. Dillon (0-2 fs, 0-1 pen) 0-3 each; S. Prendergast 0-2; K. Moran, S. Walsh, J. Barron and G. O’Brien (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for UL: K. Morris 0-7 (0-6 fs); E. Murphy 0-4; P. Kelly 1-0; A. Ryan and D. Butler 0-2 each; P. Walsh, S. Golden, T. Heffernan, C. Ryan and B. Stapleton 0-1 each.

WATERFORD: S. O’Keeffe, S. Daniels, L. Lawlor, N. Connors, P. Prendergast, M. Walsh, K. Moran (c), R. Foley, S. O’Sullivan, D. Twomey, S. Prendergast, R. Barry, J. Dillon, S. Walsh, J. Barron: Subs: K. Fitzgerald for S. Walsh, HT; G. O’Brien for Barron, 45; J. Nagle for Prendergast, 50; E. Madigan for Barry, 56; M. O’Neill for Twomey, 60.

UL: N. McGrath (Burgess/Tipperary), M. Carmody (Patrickswell/Limerick), M. Walsh (Young Irelands/Kilkenny), P. Ryan (Clonakenny/Tipperary), T. Ryan (South Liberties/Limerick), G. Brennan (Ballyragget/Kilkenny), J. Gallagher (Kildangan/Tipperary), S. Golden (Sixmilebridge/Clare) (c), P. Walsh (Tullaroan/Kilkenny), D. Butler (Drom and Inch/Tipperary), A. Ryan (Templederry/Tipperary), J. Fitzgibbon (Adare/Limerick), K. Morris (Moycarkey Borris/Tipperary), P. Kelly (Mullinahone/Tipperary), E. Murphy (Dunhill/Waterford).

Subs: P. Stapleton (Borrisoleigh/Tipperary) for T. Ryan, 45; B. Stapleton (Templederry/Tipperary) for Fitzgibbon, 50; T. Heffernan for Kelly and C. Ryan for Butler, both 58.

Referee: F. Horgan (Tipperary)

Team News

Waterford S.H. Team to play U.L in the opening game of 2013 at the WIT Sports Complex, Carriganore on Sunday at 2.00pm

1. Stephen O’Keeffe, Ballygunner

2. Stephen Daniels, De La Salle

3. Liam Lawlor, Fourmilewater

4. Noel Connors, Passage

5. Padraig Prendergast, Lismore

6. Michael Walsh, Stradbally

7. Kevin Moran, De La Salle

8. Richie Foley, Abbeyside

9. Shane O’Sullivan, Ballygunner

10. Dean Twomey, De La Salle

11. Seamus Prendergast, Ardmore

12. Ray Barry, Lismore

13. Jake Dillon, De La Salle

14. Shane Walsh, Fourmilewater

15. Brian O’Sullivan, Ballygunner

Captaincy of the Waterford Seniors for 2013 has been handed to Kevin Moran (De La Salle) with Noel Connors (Passage) being named as Vice-Captain.

For the Record

Waterford UL
2012 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Defeated UCC in the Quarter-Final before losing to Clare in the Semi-Final by 3-17 to 4-9 Lost to Tipperary in the Quarter-Final by 2-11 to 0-12
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 2 0
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title 2011 N/A
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 18
Won – 13
Lost – 5
Drawn – 0
Played – 14
Won – 7
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2013


Preliminary Round (Extra Time)

Saturday January 19th

@ Kilmallock    Limerick v Mary Immaculate College                      @ 11:30am

@ The Mardyke                                 Cork v UCC                                                               @ 12:00pm

Sunday January 20th

@ Abbeydorney                                Kerry v IT Tralee                                                        @ 1:00pm

@ WIT GAA Grounds                       Waterford v University of Limerick                         @ 2:00pm

Quarter-Finals (Extra Time)

Sunday January 27th

@ Waterford or Clare venue            Clare v Waterford or UL

@ Cork venue or TBC                      WIT v Cork or UCC

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v Limerick or Mary I

@ Kerry venue or TBC                     LIT v Kerry or IT Tralee

 

Semi-Finals (Extra Time)

Sunday February 3rd

Final (Extra Time)

Sunday February 10th

 

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

35 goals were scored in the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup competition over 11 matches (an average of 3.2 goals per match). This contrasts with 23 goals in the 2011 competition over 10 matches (an average of 2.3 goals per match).

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, Clare (15 wins), Tipperary (13 wins) and Waterford (13 wins) have accounted for 41 of the 71 victories in the competition (58%).

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, 66 games have been played with just 1 draw – the 2012 Limerick v Clare Quarter-Final after two periods of extra time.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 19, Lost 39, a 33% success rate.

Waterford have won 8 of the last 9 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup.

Limerick have failed to win a Waterford Crystal Cup match since winning the competition in 2006, a run of 5 matches without success.

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

IT Tralee is the only team not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006, losing their first match in the last 5 seasons.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (3) – 2007, 2008, 2012

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

 

University of Limerick

The UL Panel for the Waterford Crystal Cup is as follows –

Conor Ryan (Cratloe, Co. Clare)

Dan Morrissey (Ahane, Co. Limerick)

Darach Honan (Clonlara, Co. Clare)

David Butler (Drom & Inch, Co. Tipperary)

Eamonn Murphy (Dunmill, Co. Waterford)

Joe Gallagher (Kildangan, Co. Tipperary)

Jonathan Glynn (Ardrahan, Co. Galway)

Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris, Co. Tipperary)

Adrian Ryan (Templederry, Co. Tipperary)

Mark Carmody (Patrickswell, Co. Limerick)

Pa Ryan (Clonakenny, Tipperary)

Paddy Stapleton (Borrisilleigh, Co. Tipperary)

Paul Flanangan (Ballyea, Co. Clare)

Podge Collins (Cratloe, Co. Clare)

Paul Kelly (Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary)

Pauric Walsh (Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny)

Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare)

Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare)

Thomas Ryan (South Liberties, Co. Limerick)

Tommy Heffernan (Burgess, Co. Tipperary)

Eanna Murray (Templederry, Co. Tipperary)

Geoff Brennan (St. Patrick’s, Co. Kilkenny)

Aongus Clarke (Castletown Geoghan, Co. Galway)

Niall McGrath (Burgess, Co. Tipperary)

John Fitzgibbon (Adare, Co. Limerick)

 

Development Officer: Patsy Morrissey.

Manager: Liam Garvey.

Runai: Amanda Hogan.

Selectors: Ger Cunningham, Brian Lohan, Niall O’Sullivan, Eoin Brislane

Waterford Crystal Cup Preliminary Round – Kerry 6-17 IT Tralee 0-12

Experimental Kerry on song

By Jordan Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry 6-17 IT Tralee 0-12

A new-look Kerry senior hurling side crushed IT Tralee in this Waterford Crystal Cup in Abbeydorney. The Kingdom featured two of last year’s All-Ireland MBHC winning side, Brendan O’Leary and Daniel Collins into their attack, and both impressed. Two early Shane Nolan goals handed Kerry a perfect start before Collins netted twice to fire the county side to a 4-6 to 0-9 interval lead. The second half continued in a similar fashion with Mark Deegan one of the few to shine for the under pressure Tralee side. Further goals from ex Kilkenny star Willie O’Dwyer (2) and sub Sean Maunsell completed the rout.

Scorers for Kerry: D Collins 2-3. S Nolan 2-2 (0-2 frees), W O’Dwyer 1-4, S Maunsell 1-1, D Dineen and B O’Leary 0-2 each, D O’Connell 0-1 free, P Boyle and P J Connelly 0-1 each

Scorers for IT Tralee: M Deegan 0-7 frees, J Walsh, G O’Grady, S Conlon, P O’Connor and D Wallace 0-1 each

KERRY: B Rochford, P O’Keeffe, R Horgan, P Costello, T Barrett, T Murnane, D O’Connell , D Dineen , D Fitzell, P Boyle , B O’Leary , W O’Dwyer , S Nolan, A Boyle, D Collins

Subs: P J Connolly for P Boyle (h/t), S Dowling for R Horgan (54), Brian O’Leary for Brendan O’Leary (54), S Maunsell for S Nolan (54), G O’Brien for Connolly (58)

IT Tralee: D Delaney (Kerry.) P Nash (Limerick) , M Cleary (Offaly), D O’Mahony (Cork), J Walsh (Clare) , A Fealy (Kerry.), J Leahy (Kerry) F Collins Tipperary), G O’Grady (Kerry), C Harty (Kerry), M Deegan (Limerick) , S Conlon (Cork), P O’Connor (Limerick), D Wallace (Kerry), D O’Halloran (Clare.)

Subs: D Leahy (Kerry) for O’Grady (55), D Ryan (Tipperary) for O’Halloran (55). D Ryall (Kerry) for O’Connor (55). P Galvin (Kerry) for Wallace (64)

Team News

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play IT Tralee in Munster GAA Waterford Crystal Preliminary Round in Abbeydorney on Sunday at 1 pm is as follows:

1. Bernard Rochford Killeagh

2. Patrick O’Keeffe Glenflesk

3. Rory Horgan St Brendans

4. Paud Costello Ballyduff (Captain)

5. Tommy Barrett Causeway

6. Tom Murnane Kilmoyley

7. Darragh O’Connell Abbeydorney

8. Darren Dineen St Brendans

9. David Fitzell Kilmoyley

10. Pat Joe Connolly Ballyduff

11. Brendan O’Leary Abbeydorney

12. Willie O’Dywer Mullinavat

13. Shane Nolan Crotta O Neills

14. Aidan Boyle Ballyduff

15. Daniel Collins Kilmoyley

16. PJ O’Gorman Ballyduff

17. Sean Dowling Kilmoyley

18. Brian O’Leary Abbeydorney

19. Gary O’Brien Ballyduff

20. Sean Maunsell Kilmoyley

21. Padraig Boyle Ballyduff

22. Adrian Royle Kilmoyley

23. Mikey O’Halloran Ballyheigue

24. Mike Lynch Crotta O Neills

25. Cyril Lynch Crotta O Neill

Mangement

Manager/Trainer: Fergie O’Loughlin

Selectors : Padraig Regan, (Kilmoyley); Mike Bourke (Causeway); Noel Browne (Ballyduff)

For the Record

Kerry IT Tralee
2012 Waterford Crystal Cup Performance Defeated IT Tralee before losing to Cork by 5-18 to 1-14 in the Quarter-Final Lost to IT Tralee by 1-20 to 1-15 in the Preliminary Round
Number of Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling titles 0 0
Last Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Title N/A N/A
Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Record since 2006 Played – 8
Won – 1
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 5
Won – 0
Lost – 5
Drawn – 0

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling 2013


Preliminary Round (Extra Time)

Saturday January 19th

@ Kilmallock  Limerick v Mary Immaculate College                      @ 11:30am

@ The Mardyke                                 Cork v UCC                                                               @ 12:00pm

Sunday January 20th

@ Abbeydorney                                Kerry v IT Tralee                                                        @ 1:00pm

@ WIT GAA Grounds                       Waterford v University of Limerick                         @ 2:00pm

Quarter-Finals (Extra Time)

Sunday January 27th

@ Waterford or Clare venue            Clare v Waterford or UL

@ Cork venue or TBC                      WIT v Cork or UCC

@ Tipperary venue                           Tipperary v Limerick or Mary I

@ Kerry venue or TBC                     LIT v Kerry or IT Tralee

Semi-Finals (Extra Time)

Sunday February 3rd

 

Final (Extra Time)

Sunday February 10th

 

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling – Odds and Ends

35 goals were scored in the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup competition over 11 matches (an average of 3.2 goals per match). This contrasts with 23 goals in the 2011 competition over 10 matches (an average of 2.3 goals per match).

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, Clare (15 wins), Tipperary (13 wins) and Waterford (13 wins) have accounted for 41 of the 71 victories in the competition (58%).

Tipperary hold the record for the longest winning streak in the Waterford Crystal Cup since the competition began under that guise in 2006 when they won 10 consecutive matches between 2007 and 2009.

None of the five teams who take part in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship have a losing record in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006.

Since the Waterford Crystal Cup began in 2006, 66 games have been played with just 1 draw – the 2012 Limerick v Clare Quarter-Final after two periods of extra time.

The record of the Third Level Colleges in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006 is Won 19, Lost 39, a 33% success rate.

Waterford have won 8 of the last 9 matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup.

Limerick have failed to win a Waterford Crystal Cup match since winning the competition in 2006, a run of 5 matches without success.

Clare are the only team who have won at least one game each year since the Waterford Crystal Cup competition began in 2006.

IT Tralee is the only team not to win a game in the Waterford Crystal Cup since 2006, losing their first match in the last 5 seasons.

Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (3) – 2007, 2008, 2012

Waterford (2) – 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2009

Limerick (1) – 2006

IT Tralee

The IT Tralee Panel for the Waterford Crystal Cup is as follows –

1.         Darren Delaney           Ardfert                         Kerry

2.         David O Mahoney       St Colms                     Cork

3.         Oisin Gately                Courcey Rovers          Cork

4.         Shane Lynch               Kilmayley                     Clare

5.         Jason Leahy                Causeway                   Kerry

6.         Anthony Fealy             Causeway                   Kerry

7.         Michael Cleary            Shinarone                    Offaly

8.         Peter Nash                  Kildimo                        Limerick

9.         Jack Walsh                 Eire Og                        Clare

10.       Colum Harty                Causeway                   Kerry

11.       Mark Deegan               Hospital/ Herbertstown Limerick

12.       Donie Nolan                St Kieran                     Limerick

13.       Podge O Connor         Ahane                          Limerick

14.       Darren Wallace           Ardfert                         Kerry

15.       Donie O Hallorhan      St Joseph’s / Doora-Barefield             Clare

16.       John Egan                   Ardfert                         Kerry

17.       Fergal Collins              Ballina                         Tipperary

18.       Giles O Grady             Kerins O Rahillys        Kerry

19.       Brian Murphy               Causeway                   Kerry

20.       Eamonn Brosnan        Meelin                          Cork

21.       Cillian Goode               Doneraile                     Cork

22.       Jason Bowler              Ballyduff                      Kerry

23.       Mike Flynn                   St Kierans                   Limerick

24.       Neil Heffernan                                                 Meath

Munster Post Primary Schools Ladies Football Senior A Final – Loreto Fermoy 3-4 St Mary’s Mallow 1-9

Loreto Fermoy 3-4 St. Mary’s Mallow 1-9

The Post Primary Senior A final between Loreto Fermoy and St. Mary’s Mallow took place on Sunday the 20th of January in Castletownroche. St. Mary’s Mallow opened well with three points from All-Star nominee Doireann O’ Sullivan and one from Irene Herlihy. Máire O’ Callaghan who was a tower of strength for Mallow at centre back drove forward to add another point. Points from Abbie Scannell and Jenny Cahill kept Fermoy in the game. St. Mary’s had Niamh O’Sullivan sin binned and suffered another setback midway through the half when Jenny Cahill netted a goal for Fermoy. Doireann O’ Sullivan fought back with two points for St. Mary’s. A point from Jennifer Barry meant that only a point separated the two sides at the half, 0-7 to 1-3.

Fermoy stormed into the second half with a goal and a point from Jennifer Barry but suffered a set back when their excellent full back Clare Murphy was sin binned which allowed Mallow back into with a brace of points from Doireann O’ Sullivan. Joanne O’Keffee was colossal in defense for Fermoy and an excellently worked team goal from that side was finished by player of the match, Abbie Scannell which pushed them into a 4 point lead with 12 minutes to go. St. Mary’s cause was dealt a blow with the sin binning of Doireann O’ Sullivan. Valiant defending by Hannah O Sullivan and Miriam O Callaghan prevented Loreto from adding to the scoreboard. O’Sullivan arrived back on the field with just 2 minutes of playing timing left and drove her team forward and finished the move with the ball in the Fermoy net to leave just a point between the teams. However it was a case of too little too late and Fermoy emerged winners on a scoreline of 3-4 to 1-9 allowing inspirational captain Julie Buckley to lift the cup.

Fermoy: A Brennan, J Blackburne, C Murphy, J Buckley, J O Keffee, J Tonks, U Blackburne, T O Sullivan, A Heffernan, J Cahill (1-1), J Barry(1-2), S Gleeson, A Scannell (1-1), S Moore, G Kelly. A Cashman, M Cronin, I Pyne, K Sheehan, K Connor, L Quirke, K Buckley , M Condon, G Cullity .N Sexton, T O Donoghue, A Mulcahy

Trainers James Ahern and Ger Murphy

Mallow: C O Donoghue, O Forde, H O Sullivan, A O Sullivan, L Crowley, M O Callaghan (0-1), E Browne, E Meaney, M O Callaghan, M O Sullivan, D O Sullivan (1-7), N O Sullivan, C O Sulliavan, E O Hanlon, A Healy. I Herlihy (0-1) A Walsh, A O Shea, E Cronin, E Hennessy, S Fitzpatrick, C O Mahony, A Murphy, R Fitzpatrick, E Lane

Trainers Rory Coote, Christian O Connor Paula Russell