Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta

Official Launch of Comórtas Peile 2013 Rinn Ó gCuanach

Some 5,000 people expected to come to Gaeltacht na nDéise for this major national Festival of Football & Entertainment over the June Bank Holiday weekend

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Waterford inter-county footballers from Gaeltacht na nDéise were in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan on Thursday, 9 May 2013 for the official launch of this year’s Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, which will take place in the Co Waterford Gaeltacht from the 31 May to the 3 June. Waterford inter-county footballer Liam Ó Lonáin from An Rinn performed the official opening, with the help of other local An Rinn inter-county footballers, Tadhg Ó hUallacháin and Jamie de Barún (Waterford County Minors).

Local GAA Club, Rinn ó gCuanach are hosting this year’s national Gaeltacht footballing competition, with the support of Gaeltacht neighbours, Club CLG an tSean Phobail. Some 5,000 visitors are expected to visit West Waterford over the June Bank Holiday weekend, for the weekend festival of sport, fun, games and celebration that is Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. In addition to the full programme of football games (24 of them, including Peil na mBan) that will take place over the weekend, the local committee is organising an ancillary programme of cultural events to entertain the crowds in various venues throughout the two parishes, as well as in ‘An Bansa’, the festival marquee, which will be erected close to Páirc Uí Shíothcháin in An Rinn for the weekend.

Speaking at the launch, Liam Ó Lonáin stressed the importance of the Comórtas Peile for the Gaeltacht community, not only in terms of the huge boost it gives to the local economy of the host club each year, but because it is an annual festival that gives a sense of pride and place and increases the morale of Gaeltacht people throughout the country. “The Comórtas Peile is a celebration of Gaeltacht culture – be it sport, language, music or dance. It showcases our heritage and culture and we should be proud of it. It is a wonderful opportunity for a small Gaeltacht such as ourselves to host such a festival and I am sure that we will have a hugely successful Comórtas here in the south-east, organised very ably by our local Club.”

The Chairman of Club CLG na Rinne, Noel Ó Murchadha, said that the club was honoured to host this year’s Comórtas Peile and he welcomed the festival back to An Rinn after a gap of 14 years. He urged the people of West Waterford in general to come along and savour the fantastic atmosphere of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, “you will be assured a ‘céad míle fáilte’ and there will be plenty of sporting and other cultural entertainment for everyone. Every member of the Club is working flat out to ensure that we will have a fantastic Comórtas here in the Déise and I would like to thank everyone for their commitment and hard work. I would also like to thank our neighbours in An Sean Phobal for their support and assistance in organising this year’s Comórtas. Thanks also to our sponsors – especially our main sponsors TG4, as well as Údarás na Gaeltachta and Raidió na Gaeltachta – without your generosity we could not organise such a huge event.”

Matches will take place in both the An Rinn and An Sean Phobal GAA pitches during the course of the weekend. For those that can’t travel, most of the matches will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and the semi-finals on Sunday, as well as the Finals on the Bank Holiday Monday, will be broadcast live on TG4 and on-line throughout the world. The majority of the competing teams from the various Gaeltachtaí – both men and women – have now been confirmed following local qualifying rounds. Teams will also be travelling from Belfast and Dublin and the people of Gaeltacht na nDéise are looking forward to welcoming them all to the Sunny South East in just three weeks time.

Further information on Comórtas Peile Rinn Ó gCuanach 2013 can be found at www.clgnarinne.ie, on Twitter @ComortasPeile13 or on Facebook – CLG na Rinne.

Further Information: Máire Seosaimhín Breathnach (087) 2484 632

 

Comórtas Peile 2013 Rinn Ó gCuanach Seolta go hOifigiúil

Suas le 5,000 duine le triail ar Ghaeltacht na nDéise

Bhí peileadóirí idir-chontae Ghaeltacht na nDéise i láthair in Óstán Lálor, i nDún Garbhán tráthnóna inniu do sheoladh oifigiúil Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta na bliana seo, a bheidh ar siúl i gContae Phort Láirge ón 31ú Bealtaine go dtí an 3ú Meitheamh. B’é peileadóir na Rinne agus peileadóir idir-chontae do Phort Láirge, Liam Ó Lonáin a dhein an seoladh oifigiúil, le cabhair ó pheileadóirí eile idir-chontae ón nGaeltacht – Tadhg Ó hUallacháin agus Jamie de Barún (foireann mionúir Phort Láirge).

Sé Club CLG Rinn ó gCuanach a bheidh mar óstach do Chomórtas Peile na bliana seo, le tacaíocht óna gcomharsain, Club CLG an tSean Phobail. Táthar ag súil le suas le 5,000 cuairteoir in iarthar na nDéise le linn dheireadh seachtaine saoire bainc an Mheithimh, d’fhéile mhór spóirt, scléip agus siamsaíochta an Chomórtas Peile. Chomh maith leis na cluichí peile éagsúla (24 cinn acu – Peil na mBan san áireamh) a bheidh á n-imirt sa dúiche thar an deireadh seachtaine, tá clár iomlán d’imeachtaí chultúrtha eagraithe ag an gCoiste áitiúil chomh maith, in ionaid éagsúla ar fud an dá pharóiste, agus i gceanncheathrú na scléipe,

An Bansa, marquee na féile, a bheidh lonnaithe gar do Pháirc Uí Shíothcháin sa Rinn.

Ag labhairt dó ag seoladh an Chomórtais, dúirt Liam Ó Lonáin go raibh tábhacht nach beag ag baint leis an gComórtas Peile do mhuintir na Gaeltachta, ní hamháin de bharr an buntáiste eacnamaíoch a thugann sé don gceantar ina bhfuil sé ar siúl, ach de bharr gur ócáid é a thugann ardú meanma agus mórtas cine is ceantair do phobal na Gaeltachta ar fud na tíre. “Is ceiliúradh é an Comórtas Peile de chultúr na Gaeltachta – idir spórt, teanga, ceol agus rince. Sárthaispeántas is ea é dár n-oidhreacht agus dár gcultúr agus ba cheart go mbeimís bródúil as. Is iontach an deis é do Ghaeltacht bheag ar nós Ghaeltacht na nDéise seans a bheith againn féile dá leithéad a chur ar bun agus tá mé cinnte go mbeidh Comórtas den scoth againn anseo san oir-dheisceart, eagraithe go snasta ag Club CLG Rinn Ó gCuanach.”

Dúirt Cathaoirleach Chlub CLG na Rinne, Noel Ó Murchadha, gur ábhar bhróid agus mhórtais don gClub an Comórtas Peile a bheith ar ais sa Rinn tar éis 14 bliain. “Tá gach ball den gClub ag obair ar a míle dhícheall chun a chinntiú go mbeidh Comórtas iontach againn anseo sna Déise agus gabhaim buíochas le gach éinne as a gcuid dúthrachta. Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil chomh maith lenár gcomharsain sa Sean Phobal as ucht a gcuid tacaíochta agus chúnaimh le heagrú an Chomórtais i mbliana. Buíochas chomh maith lenár n-urraitheoirí ar fad – príomh-urraitheoirí TG4, Údarás na Gaeltachta agus Raidió na Gaeltachta ach go háirithe – ní bhfaighfimis féile dá leithéad seo a eagrú gan a dtacaíocht fhlaithiúil siúd.”

Beidh cluichí ar siúl i bpáirceanna peile na Rinne agus an tSean Phobail thar an deireadh seachtaine. Craolfar formhór na gcluichí ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, agus beidh na cluichí leathcheannais ar an Domhnach, chomh maith leis na cluichí ceannais ar an Luan Saoire Bainc, á craoladh beo ar TG4 agus ar-líne ar chraoladh gréasáin ar fud an domhain. Tá beagnach gach foireann a bheidh in iomaíocht ó na contaetha éagsúla Gaeltachta – idir fhir agus mhná – beagnach deimhnithe anois. Chomh maith leis sin, beidh foirne ag teacht ó Bhaile Átha Cliath agus ó Bhéal Feirste agus tá muintir Ghaeltacht na nDéise ag súil le céad míle fáilte a chur rompu ar fad go dtí’s na Déise i gceann thrí sheachtaine.

Is féidir a thuilleadh eolais maidir le Comórtas Peile Rinn Ó gCuanach 2013 a fháil ar www.clgnarinne.ie, nó ar Twitter @ComortasPeile13 nó Facebook– CLG na Rinne.

Tuilleadh eolais: Máire Seosaimhín Breathnach (087) 2484 632

Munster Under 21 Hurling Q-Final – Tipperary 2-18 Limerick 2-11

Tipp overcome Limerick in Munster U21 HC quarter-final

Report from Jackie Cahill for thescore.ie

Tipperary 2-18 Limerick 2-11

KEN HOGAN’S TIPPERARY romped into the semi-finals of the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 hurling championship with a surprisingly comfortable seven-point victory over Limerick in Thurles this evening. The Shannonsiders arrived with high hopes of scoring a first victory over Tipp in this grade since 2002 but were sent packing by Jason Forde. The former Tipp minor captain and current senior panellist hit 1-8 as the hosts set up a semi-final showdown with Cork on July 17.

Forde, from the Silvermines club, was in imperious form and it was his 52nd minute goal that ended a Limerick revival that had brought them to within five points. Boosted by that Forde strike, after Liam McGrath had provided the pass, Tipp moved ten points clear before Shane Kenny’s cracking late goal added some respectability to the scoreboard from a Limerick perspective. But the writing was on the wall from an early stage as Tipp moved 0-8 to 0-2 clear by the 21st minute.

And by then, Tipp had missed a penalty as Forde, at the heart of everything good that the home side did, blazed a 17th minute effort over the crossbar after industrious Dan McCormack was hauled down by Alan Dempsey. But a killer goal did come for Tipp before half-time, when Forde set up Aidan McCormack for a clinical finish at the Killinan End. Limerick had offered little in the way of resistance although Andrew Ryan did brilliantly to hook William Hickey as the Treaty centre forward looked to get a shot away as early as the tenth minute. That was as close as Limerick got to Tipp’s goal in the first half but sub Michael Ryan netted in the 33rd minute as the visitors went in search of pride.

It was an evening when Declan Hannon and Shane Dowling had been earmarked to provide real spark for Limerick but the senior players never lived up to that billing. Instead, it was Forde who showed how good a player he already is, and can become, with a performance laced with maturity belying his age. Tipp, despite playing against the breeze, led by 1-11 to 0-4 at half-time.

Limerick, however, snapped away at Tipp’s heels during the second half, as 2519 spectators looked on. Four unanswered points – including three from Dowling – reduced the deficit to five points, 1-10 to 1-15, by the 49th minute. But Forde banged home the insurance goal at the Killinan End and that was that as Tipp repeated last year’s victory over the same opposition.

Scorers for Limerick: Shane Dowling 0-5 (3f), Shane Kenny 1-1, Michael Ryan 1-0, Declan Hannon 0-2, Kevin O’Donnell 0-2 (1f), David Reidy 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: Jason Forde 1-8 (0-4f, 0-1 pen), Aidan McCormack 1-3, Dan McCormack & Brian Stapleton 0-2 each, Niall O’Meara, Bill Walsh & Liam McGrath 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: Owen Webb O’Rourke (Kilmallock); Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Mark O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), Mark Carmody (Patrickswell); Dan Morrissey (Ahane), Barry O’Connell (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), Kevin O’Donnell (Kilmallock); Thomas Ryan (South Liberties), Shane Kenny (Ballybrown); Declan Hannon (Adare), William Hickey (South Liberties), David Reidy (Dromin/Atlacca); John Fitzgibbon (Adare), Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Adrian Breen (Na Piarsaigh).

Subs: Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell) for Hickey (25), Barry Lynch (Feohanagh/Castlemahon) for O’Connell (h.t.), Michael Ryan (Murroe/Boher) for Fitzgibbon (h.t.), Robbie Egan (Kilmallock) for Reidy (45).

TIPPERARY: Darragh Mooney (Éire Óg Annacarty); Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill), Michael Breen (Ballina), Andrew Ryan (Toomevara); Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule), Tomás Hamill (Killea), Seamus Kennedy (St Mary’s, Clonmel); Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonagh’s), Justin Cahill (Kilruane MacDonagh’s); Jason Forde (Silvermines), Dan McCormack (Borrisoleigh), Brian Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons); Aidan McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields), Bill Walsh (Carrick Swan), Liam McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney).

Subs: Conor Kenny (Borrisoleigh) for Walsh (46), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) for O’Dwyer (51), Tommy Heffernan (Éire Óg Nenagh) for McCormack (55), John Meagher (Loughmore-Castleiney) for Barrett (60+1)

Team News

The Tipperary under 21 hurling team to play Limerick in the Bord Gais Energy Munster championship quarter final on Friday night is:

1. Darragh Mooney (Eire Og Annacarty)

2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill)

3. Michael Breen (Ballina)

4. Andrew Ryan (Toomevara)

5. Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule)

6. Tomás Hamill (Killea)

7. Seamus Kennedy (St. Marys Clonmel)

8. Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs) Captain

9. Justin Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

10. Jason Forde (Silvermines)

11. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)

12. Brian Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons)

13. Aidan McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields)

14. Bill Walsh (Carrick Swan)

15. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

The Limerick Under 21 management team of TJ Ryan (Garryspillane), Clem Smith (Ahane) and Peter Finn (Bruree) has announced their team and panel for the Munster Under 21 hurling championship against Tipperary in Semple Stadium on this Friday evening –

1 Owen Webb O Rourke (Kilmallock),

2 Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh),

3 Mark O Loughlin (Kilmallock)

4 Mark Carmody (Patrickswell)

5 Dan Morrissey (Ahane)

6 Barry O Connell (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)

7 Kevin O Donnell (Kilmallock)

8 Thomas Ryan (South Liberties)

9 Shane Kenny (Ballybrown)

10 Declan Hannon (Adare) (Capt)

11 William Hickey (South Liberties)

12 David Reidy (Dromin/Atlacca)

13 John Fitzgibbon (Adare)

14 Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)

15 Adrian Breen (Na Piarsaigh)

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

For the Record

Limerick Tipperary
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary by 1-16 to 1-11 in the Munster Semi-Final at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Defeated Waterford and Limerick to qualify for the Munster Final. Lost to Clare in the final by 1-16 to 1-14 at Cusack Park Ennis.
Number of Munster Under 21 Hurling titles 6 20
Last Munster Under 21 Hurling  Title 2011 2010
Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 13
Lost – 9
Drawn – 2
Played – 28
Won – 18
Lost – 8
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship July 18th 2012 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final) – Tipperary 1-16 Limerick 1-11 – Denis Maher scored 1-3 and John O’Dwyer added 9 points to ensure a five point victory over Limerick.
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2010 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round-up

Defeated Kerry by 2-13 to 1-13 before losing to Clare in the Munster Semi-Final by 1-17 to 2-12 in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Lost to Cork by 2-31 to 4-22 after extra time in the first round before losing to Clare by 0-17 to 1-13 in the Losers Group Playoff at Cusack Park Ennis.


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HURLING UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

Quarter-Final

Friday May 31st

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary v Limerick                                                @ 7:30pm

Semi-Finals

Wednesday July 17th

@ Tipperary or Cork venue            Cork v Tipperary or Limerick                                  @ 7:30pm

Thursday July 18th

@ Waterford venue                         Waterford v Clare                                                     @ 7:30pm

Final
Wednesday August 7th

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (20) – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (18) – 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007

Limerick (6) – 1986, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2002 , 2011

Waterford (3) – 1974, 1992, 1994

Clare (2) – 2009, 2012

Munster Under 21 Hurling 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 in1964 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/u21h_teams/

Munster Under 21 Hurling Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Munster Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship

In the Under 21 Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts along with Kilkenny with 11 titles.

Galway have 10 titles followed by Tipperary with 9. Limerick have won 4 All-Ireland titles in this grade. Clare have won 2 titles (both in the last 4 years) while Waterford have 1 title.

Useful Information

Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship in 11 of the last 12 seasons (2007 being the exception thanks to a 1-14 to 2-10 defeat to Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the first round),

Since 2007, 4 of the 5 counties in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship have won the title – Cork (2007), Tipperary (2008 and 2010), Clare (2009 and 2012) and Limerick (2011).

Limerick have lost their first match in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship in 5 of the last 7 seasons.

The Munster Under 21 Hurling champions have captured the All-Ireland crown on just three occasions since 2003 – Clare (2009 and 2012) and Tipperary (2010).