Cadburys GAA Football All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final – Cork 0-15 Cavan 1-11

Cadbury’s All-Ireland U21 Football Semi-Final

Cork 0-15 Cavan 1-11

Report via the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork held on by the skin of their teeth to reach the county’s first Cadbury All-Ireland Under-21 Football final since 2009, as they edged out Cavan in front of 8,120 spectators in Tullamore. Six points ahead with 11 minutes remaining, Cork were closing in on an All-Ireland final date with Galway, but Ulster champions Cavan staged a late rally. Chris Conroy’s 54th-minute goal, allied to points from Conor Madden and Paul O’Connor, ensured the gap was cut to the minimum with six minutes remaining. Mark Sugrue and Dara McVitty then traded points, with a 61st minute point from Conor Moynagh levelling the tie for only the second time and setting up a grandstand finish.

Dan MacEoin popped over his fourth point in the 62nd minute, following a foul on Luke Connolly by goalkeeper Conor Gilsenan. At least three minutes of injury-time were to be added, but an injury to Madden halted proceedings and Cavan manager Peter Reilly reintroduced Enda Reilly to take a crucial free late on. However, the Mullahoran clubman failed to convert the 65th minute chance to force extra-time, with referee Liam Devaney blowing the final whistle from David Hanrahan’s kick-out.

Cavan fielded the same team which started in all of their games in the lead-up to this All-Ireland semi-final. The Breffni youngsters were bidding to reach their second final in three years, and make amends for their 2011 loss to Galway. They settled quickest with points from Paul O’Connor and Reilly helping the three-in-a-row Ulster champions to a 0-2 to 0-0 lead after three minutes. However, Cavan failed to score over the next 13 minutes as Cork got into the game and tagged on four unanswered points. Defender Brian O’Driscoll popped up to open the Rebels’ account in the fourth minute, while points from Dan MacEoin, Luke Connolly and team captain Damien Cahalane ensured a 0-4 to 0-2 lead after 12 minutes.

Cavan cut the deficit entering the second quarter thanks to a point from the right boot of Jack Brady, but Cork began to dominate possession. Luke Connolly and John O’Rourke fired wides, but the Rebels held a double scores advantage in the 26th minute following points from Luke Connolly and Alan Cadogan. Cavan bounced back with pointed efforts from Turloch Mooney and Enda Reilly, but a second point from the boot of MacEoin had Cork leading by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break. The Munster title holders extended their lead to five points inside four minutes of the restart, with Brian Hurley and Mark Sugrue on target and MacEoin added another point soon after.

Cavan worked hard with points from Brady and Reilly, but were unlucky not to take a goal in the 46th minute after Hanrahan denied Chris Conroy. Reilly’s third point cut the gap to four points, and although he was substituted immediately with Conor Madden introduced in his place, the Mullahoran clubman was to have a further impact late on. Cork moved six points clear with quick scores from Mark Sugrue and O’Driscoll, making it 0-13 to 0-7 with 11 minutes left on the clock, but Cavan were by no means finished yet.

The Breffni youngsters upped the pace and intensity and were rewarded with fine points from Madden and Paul O’Connor, and Conroy sandwiched in his impressive goal. Cork dominated possession over the next two minutes but their attacks yielded just one score, with Mark Sugrue on target. Cavan equalised thanks to scores from McVitty and substitute Conor Moynagh. Cork responded to move a point clear, with MacEoin landing his third pointed free in the 62nd minute. Although Cavan had chances late on, luck was not on their side with Reilly’s late miss on his own side being their fifth wide of the half and eighth overall as Cork stood firm for a slender win.

Scorers – Cork: Dan MacEoin 0-4 (0-4f), Mark Sugrue 0-3, Brian O’Driscoll, Brian Hurley, Luke Connolly 0-2 each, Damien Cahalane (0-1 ’45’), Alan Cadogan 0-1 each

Cavan: C Conroy 1-0, E Reilly 0-3, J Brady (0-1f), P O’Connor 0-2 each, T Mooney, D McVitty, C Madden, C Moynagh 0-1 each

CORK: David Hanrahan; Conor Dorman, Damien Cahalane, Alan Cronin; Brian O’Driscoll, Tom Clancy, Jamie Wall; Seán Kiely, Ian Maguire; Alan Cadogan, Mark Sugrue, John O’Rourke; Dan MacEoin, Brian Hurley, Luke Connolly.

Subs used: C Vaughan for Cadogan (56 mins), TJ Brosnan for Clancy (59), J Burns for Maguire (62).

CAVAN: C Gilsenan; J McLoughlin, K Clarke, C Brady; D McVitty, D Sexton, F Flanagan; B Sankey, M Argue; G Smyth, C Conroy, T Mooney; E Reilly, P O’Connor, J Brady.

Subs used: C Moynagh for Sexton, P Graham for Mooney (both 36 mins), C Madden for E Reilly (47), J Dillon for Conroy (56), E Reilly for O’Connor (65).

Referee: Liam Devaney (Mayo)

Useful Information

  • Cork Management: John Cleary (Castlehaven) – Coach, Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Michael Linehan (Killavullen), Brian Herlihy (Dohenys)
  • Cork Captain: Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven)
  • Cork Minor Performance 2010: Defeated Kerry in Munster Final, reached All-Ireland Final but beaten by Tyrone 1-13 o 1-12 – click here for match report
  • Cork U21 2013 Performance: Beat Kerry and Limerick to reach Munster Final; victorious over Tipperary in final, 1-17 to 0-9 – click here for match report
  • Cavan Minor Performance 2010: Beaten by Armagh in Ulster Semi-Final – click here for match report
  • Cavan U21 2013 Performance: Defeated Monaghan and Down to reach Ulster Final; victorious over Donegal in final, 0-13 to 1-6 – click here for match report

 

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final – Tipperary 1-10 Clare 0-8

Early Tynan goal keeps Tipp on course for three-in-a-row

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Tipperary 1-10 Clare 0-8

THE Tipperary minor footballers began their quest to achieve a record three-in-a-row Munster titles at Cusack Park, Ennis and came away with a merited five-point win over home side Clare. Spearheaded by Tom Kirwan at full-forward, Tipperary got into their stride and dominated the game for the last 50 minutes or so, despite a sluggish start. Clare were quick off the mark and raced into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead. But young Tipperary corner-forward Alan Tynan netted his side’s opening score in the 10th minute to draw them level. Tipperary went on to lead by 1-3 to 0-4 at the break, and then took a firm grip on the game in the second half. By the mid-point, they were in front by 1-8 to 0-4. Clare did have the last three scores of the game but the outcome of this tie was hardly in doubt, even as early as the end of the third quarter.

SCORERS – Tipperary: A Tynan 1-2, T Kirwan 0-4, J Keane 0-2 (1f), L Casey (f), P Maher 0-1 each. Clare: B Keating 0-4 (3fs), P O’Malley 0-2 (2fs), L Madigan, D Walsh 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY – J Brady; D Owens, J Feehan, W Connors; L Boland, R Mulcahy, K Fahey; M Russell, C O’Riordan; M Meagher, J Keane, L Casey; A Tynan, T Kirwan, P Maher. Subs: P Shanahan for Meagher inj.(26), E Maloney for Casey (38), M Connolly for Feehan (56), M O’Connor for Boland (58).

CLARE – K Normoyle; F Pyne, J O’Dea, L Howard; K Malone, E Clancy, J Browne; E Hanrahan, D Walsh; J Downes, P O’Malley, C O hAinfein; E Courtney, C Galvin, B Keating. Subs: L Madigan for Galvin (h-t) J Woods for Malone (h-t), O Hanrahan for Browne (35), D Nagle for Clancy (51), C O’Dea for O’Malley (56).

REF – B Stack (Limerick)

Team News

The Tipperary minor football team to play Clare this evening is as follows:

1. Jack Brady (Ballina)
2. Danny Owens (Moyle Rovers)
3. James Feehan (Killenaule)
4. Willie Connors (Kildangan)
5. Luke Boland (Moyle Rovers)
6. Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers)
7. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
8. Mark Russell (Lattin Cullen)
9. Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens) CAPTAIN
10. Michael Meagher (Grangemockler / Ballyneale)
11. Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle)
12. Liam Casey (Cahir)
13. Alan Tynan (Inane Rovers)
14. Tom Kirwan (Ardfinnan)
15. Paul Maher (Kilsheelan)

PRO Contact Details

Clare PRO Sean O’Halloran – pro.clare@gaa.ie and 087 2477803

Tipperary PRO Ger Ryan – pro.tipperary@gaa.ie and 086-8149146

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

For the Record

Clare Tipperary
2013 Team Management Michael Neylon
(Corofin – Manager) 

Michael Queally
(Cooraclare – Coach)

Selectors – Noel Normoyle (Kilmihil), Donal O h Ainifein (Ruan), Michael Neylon (Eire Óg), Paul Conway (Kilkee)

Charlie McKeever
(Manager) 

Selectors – Kevin Mulryan, Shane Stapleton
and Jim Mullins

2013 Team Captain Jack Browne
(Kilrush)
Colin O’Riordan
(JK Brackens)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Waterford by 2-20 to 0-5 in the first round at Cusack Park Ennis. 

Lost to Kerry by 0-17 to 3-4 in the Munster Semi-Final at Cusack Park Ennis.

Defeated Kerry by 2-9 to 0-8 in the first round before defeating Cork by 1-10 to 0-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. 

Defeated Kerry by 2-14 to 1-14 in the Munster Final at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Lost to Mayo by 0-19 to 1-8 in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final

Number of Munster Minor Football titles 3 7
Last Munster Minor Football Title 1953 2012
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 43
Won – 15
Lost – 24
Drawn – 4
Played – 50
Won – 24
Lost – 22
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final 2nd Playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles – Tipperary 1-8 Clare 1-3

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Friday April 19th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                              Cork v Kerry                                                  @ 7:00pm

Saturday April 20th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare v Tipperary                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford v Limerick                                    @ 2:30pm

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday April 27th

@ TBC                                               Clare or Tipperary v Limerick or Waterford

Venue Permutations

@ Clare venue                                 Clare v Limerick
(last meeting in 2011 Play-off at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Waterford venue                         Clare v Waterford
(last meeting in 2012 First Round at Cusack Park Ennis)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary v Limerick

(last meeting in 2011 First Round at Kilmallock)

@ Waterford venue                         Tipperary v Waterford
(last meeting in 2009 Playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday May 4th

@ TBC                                               Losers of Cork v Kerry and Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 15th

@ TBC                                   Winners of Cork v Kerry v Winners of Clare v Tipperary

@ TBC                                   Winners of Limerick v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2

Final

Sunday July 7th

@ TBC                                                                                   @ 12:00 noon

Useful Information

Clare have won at least one game in each of the last four seasons in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Tipperary are going for 3 Munster Minor Football titles in a row for the first time having won two in a row in 1934 / 1935 and 2011 / 2012.

Tipperary have won their last 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last two seasons when you include the All-Ireland series.

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995, 2011 and 2012 when Tipperary were successful.

Kerry and Tipperary have played 50 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, tied for the most compared to the other four Munster counties.

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.

Kerry and Cork last met in the Munster Minor Football Championship in the 2010 Final with Cork winning by 1-8 to 1-7 at Fitzgerald Stadium. Since then, Kerry have played 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship while Cork have played 5 games – the longest either county has gone in the history of this competition without playing each other.

Kerry and Cork last met in the first round of the Munster Minor Football Championship on May 18th 1983. Cork defeated Kerry on that occasion by 1-13 to 1-7 at Kilmallock. Cork went on to qualify for the Munster Final where they defeated Tipperary by 1-11 to 1-5 captained by Mick Slocum. The Cork team which won the 1983 Munster Minor Football Final was as follows – Ray Duffy, Michael Maguire, Terry Minihane, Denis Walsh, Mick Slocum (Captain), Brendan Searles, Johnny Moynihan, Brendan Stack, Barry Coffey, Michael McCarthy, Teddy McCarthy, Eddie Kenneally, Martin Kelleher, Tony Power, Paddy Harrington.

Prior to 2012, Kerry’s last defeat in a first round Munster Minor Football Championship game was in March 2002 when they lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-9 at Kilmallock. Kerry avenged that defeat with a 3-16 to 2-6 win over Tipperary in the 2002 Munster Final played at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Waterford have won one of their last 18 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Limerick have won one of their last 9 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (7)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football 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 in1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final – Waterford 3-10 Limerick 3-9

Waterford defeated Limerick by 3-10 to 3-9 in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Saturday in Fraher Field Dungarvan.


Limerick Captain John Murphy (Fr. Casey’s) with Waterford Captain Jason Curry and referee Kevin Murphy ( Cork) prior to the minor football championship game in Dungarvan last Saturday.

Devine inspiration helps Deise end barren spell

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Waterford absorbed a late Limerick surge to edge an entertaining clash on Saturday afternoon at Fraher Field and chalk up their first win at minor level in four years. They played an attractive style throughout and their full-forward line struck 1-8 between them. Despite their low levels of preparation, manager John Kiely wasn’t surprised by the outcome. “I have always said that if we get the best lads out on the field at the one time in this county we would be as good as anybody,” he said. Waterford led 2-5 to 1-5 at the break, Tom Devine and Conor Gleeson with the Waterford goals, Jack English raising the green flag for Limerick. Waterford’s lead swelled to nine points when substitute Kevin Daly hit the net on 46 minutes. Limerick battled back with goals from Brian O’Connell and Kieran Daly but it was too little, too late.

Scorers – Waterford: C Gleeson 1-1, T Devine, K Daly 1-0 each, P O’Connor 0-4 (1f), M Troy 0-3 (1f), W Hahessy, C Curran 0-1 each. Limerick: J English 1-1, B O’Connell, K Daly 1-0 each, J Naughton (2fs, 1 ’45’), J Breen (1f) 0-3 each, H Leahy, C Sheehan 0-1 each.

Waterford – C Brown; D Ryan, T Cooney, J Mullaney; B O’Keeffe, B Looby, J Barron; C Curran, T Devine; W Hahessy, M Casey, J Curry; M Troy, C Gleeson, P O’Connor. Subs: J Gleeson for Curry (h-t), K Daly for Casey (44), R Brown for Mullaney (55), C Murray for Troy (57).

Limerick – T Dwyer; S Mullins, J Murphy, D Cussen; S O’Dea, S Cahill, K Ryan; J Naughton, G Reidy; J English, C Sheehan, J Naughton; H Leahy, C O’Shea, J Breen. Subs: J O’Neill for Ryan (40), S Brosnan for Leahy (49), E Murphy for Cussen (49), K Daly for O’Shea (52).

Ref – K Murphy (Cork)

Team News

The Waterford Minor Football team to play Limerick on Saturday in Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 2.30 has been named.

1. Craig Brown Erin’s Own

2. Jack Mullaney Stradbally

3. Tomas Cooney Nire

4. Dermot Ryan Nire

5. Jamie Barron An Rinn

6. Brian Looby Ballinacourty

7. Billy o Keeffe Gaultier

8. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers

9. Tom Devine Modeligo

10. Willie Hahessy Rathgormack

11. Micheal Casey Dunhill

12. Jason Curry Rathgormack CAPTAIN

13. Michael Troy Modeligo

14. Conor Gleeson Nire

15. Paul O Connor Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

 

The Limerick Minor Football team to play Waterford is as follows –

1. Tom Dwyer Ballylanders

2. Sam Mullins Claughan

3. John Murphy Captain Fr.Casey’s

4. David Cussen Galbally

5. Sean O’Dea Killteely/Dromkeen

6. Stephan Cahill Mountcollins

7. Killian Ryan Mungret

8. Killian Fahy Dromcollegher/ Broadford

9. Gavin Reidy Newcastlewest

10. Brian O’Connell Ballylanders

11. Cian Sheehan Newcastlewest

12. James Naughton St. Senan’s

13. Henry Leahy Killmallock

14. Cormac O’Shea Cappagh Kilcornan

15. Jack Breen Fr. Casey’s

For the Record

Waterford Limerick
2013 Team Management John “Jackson” Kiely (Kilrossanty – Manager) 

Selectors – Tom Guiry (Nire), Tim Linehan (Shamrocks) and Tom Cronin (Ardmore)

Jerry O’Sullivan (Manager), 

Selectors – Brendan Casey, Garrett Noonan
and Sean Holmes

2013 Team Captain Jason Curry
(Rathgormack )
Cillian Fahy
(Dromcollogher Broadford)
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Clare by 2-20 to 0-6 in the first round at Cusack Park Ennis. 

Lost to Kerry by 1-14 to 1-3 in the Semi-Final 1st Playoff at Fraher Field Dungarvan

Lost to Cork by 3-13 to 0-6 in the first round at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. 

Lost to Kerry by 3-9 to 0-5 in the Semi-Final 2nd Playoff at Austin Stack Park Tralee

Number of Munster Minor Football titles 0 1
Last Munster Minor Football Title N/A 1956
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 39
Won – 6
Lost – 28
Drawn – 5
Played – 39
Won – 10
Lost – 26
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2010 Munster Minor Football Championship First Round at Kilmallock – Limerick 3-10 Waterford 2-4

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Friday April 19th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                              Cork v Kerry                                                  @ 7:00pm

Saturday April 20th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare v Tipperary                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford v Limerick                                    @ 2:30pm

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday April 27th

@ TBC                                               Clare or Tipperary v Limerick or Waterford

Venue Permutations

@ Clare venue                                 Clare v Limerick
(last meeting in 2011 Play-off at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Waterford venue                         Clare v Waterford
(last meeting in 2012 First Round at Cusack Park Ennis)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary v Limerick

(last meeting in 2011 First Round at Kilmallock)

@ Waterford venue                         Tipperary v Waterford
(last meeting in 2009 Playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday May 4th

@ TBC                                               Losers of Cork v Kerry and Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 15th

@ TBC                                   Winners of Cork v Kerry v Winners of Clare v Tipperary

@ TBC                                   Winners of Limerick v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2

Final

Sunday July 7th

@ TBC                                                                                   @ 12:00 noon

Useful Information

Waterford have won one of their last 18 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Limerick have won one of their last 9 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995, 2011 and 2012 when Tipperary were successful.

Kerry and Cork last met in the Munster Minor Football Championship in the 2010 Final with Cork winning by 1-8 to 1-7 at Fitzgerald Stadium. Since then, Kerry have played 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship while Cork have played 5 games – the longest either county has gone in the history of this competition without playing each other.

Kerry and Cork last met in the first round of the Munster Minor Football Championship on May 18th 1983. Cork defeated Kerry on that occasion by 1-13 to 1-7 at Kilmallock. Cork went on to qualify for the Munster Final where they defeated Tipperary by 1-11 to 1-5 captained by Mick Slocum. The Cork team which won the 1983 Munster Minor Football Final was as follows – Ray Duffy, Michael Maguire, Terry Minihane, Denis Walsh, Mick Slocum (Captain), Brendan Searles, Johnny Moynihan, Brendan Stack, Barry Coffey, Michael McCarthy, Teddy McCarthy, Eddie Kenneally, Martin Kelleher, Tony Power, Paddy Harrington.

Tipperary are going for 3 Munster Minor Football titles in a row for the first time having won two in a row in 1934 / 1935 and 2011 / 2012.

Tipperary have won their last 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last two seasons when you include the All-Ireland series.

Kerry and Tipperary have played 50 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, tied for the most compared to the other four Munster counties.

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.

Clare have won at least one game in each of the last four seasons in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Prior to 2012, Kerry’s last defeat in a first round Munster Minor Football Championship game was in March 2002 when they lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-9 at Kilmallock. Kerry avenged that defeat with a 3-16 to 2-6 win over Tipperary in the 2002 Munster Final played at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (7)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football 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 in1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000