Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final – Clare 2-21 Waterford 0-16

Lynch and Guilfoyle torment Deise

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Clare 2-21, Waterford 0-16

GARY GUILFOYLE and Aidan Lynch contributed 2-9 between them as Clare hammered Waterford at Semple Stadium to set up a semi-final meeting with Cork on June 23. Lynch’s goal separated the sides at half-time, as Clare led by 1-9 to 0-9. Lynch, scorer of 1-2 before the break, appeared as if he was going to pull first time on Jarlath Colleran’s bouncing pass but after getting the ball into his hand, he unleashed a stunning finish.

Waterford had four of their six starting forwards on target in the opening half but the Deise never looked like raising a green flag. Clare were never troubled during the second half as they outscored the Deise by 1-12 to 0-7. The points flowed freely and Guilfoyle scored Clare’s second goal five minutes from time with a glorious ground-stroke into the top corner of the netting. “It was a lot easier than we expected,” said Clare selector Donal Moloney. “In the first 10 minutes, there was a real intent about Waterford but our guys worked phenomenally hard and wanted it a bit more on the day.”

Scorers – Clare: G Guilfoyle 1-5 (0-4fs), A Lynch 1-4, C Malone 0-5, P Sheehan 0-3, M O’Neill 0-2, N Arthur, C O’Connell 0-1 each. Waterford: K Fitzgerald 0-8 (0-7fs), S Roche 0-3, C Heffernan 0-2, E Murphy, S Ryan, J Lyons 0-1 each.

CLARE – K Hogan; K Ryan, D Corry, J Browne; E Boyce, C Cleary, C Chaplin; P Sheehan, J Colleran; G Guilfoyle, M O’Neill, C Malone; N Arthur, A Lynch, D Reidy. Subs: C O’Connell for N Arthur (41), K Lynch for Boyce (50), J Guilfoyle for Colleran (52), G O’Connell for Sheehan (56), G Arthur for G Guilfoyle (58).

WATERFORD – D Duggan; C Walsh, S O’Keeffe, Shane Roche; J Roche, K Power, S Kearney; E Murphy, Shane Ryan; C Heffernan, J Lyons, J Power; K Fitzgerald, Stephen Roche, R Donnelly. Subs: C Curran for J Power (21), R Power for Donnelly (33), Sean Ryan for Shane Ryan (36), K Casey for Lyons (57), T Curran for J Roche (59).

Ref – J O’Brien (Tipperary)

Team News

Clare Intermediate Hurling team to play Waterford is as follows – Keith Hogan; Jack Browne, Darragh Corry, Killian Ryan; Enda Boyce, Conor Cleary, Cathal Chaplin; Pa Sheehan, Jarlath Colleran; Garry Guilfoyle, Mikey O’Neill, Cathal Malone; Niall Arthur, Adrian Lynch, David Reidy

The Waterford Intermediate Hurling team to play on Sunday in Semple Stadium was announced tonight after training.

1. Darren Duggan Dungarvan

2. Colin Walsh Ballinameela

3 Stephen O’Keeffe Ballygunner

4. Shane Roche Shamrocks

5. Jason Roche Passage

6. Kieran Power Clonea

7. Shane Kearney Dungarvan

8. Eamonn Murphy Dunhill

9. Shane Ryan Fourmilewater

10. Cormac Heffernan Ferrybank CAPTAIN

11. Jack Lyons Ballyduff Lower

12. Jim Power Butlerstown

13. Killian Fitzgerald Passage

14. Stephen Roche Mount Sion

15. Ryan Donnelly Dungarvan

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

Click to view photos from the launch

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 Senior Hurling Quarter Final – Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15

Clare power past Waterford in Thurles

Report from the GAA.ie web site

Munster GAA Hurling Championship Quarter-Final: Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15

A superb second half performance from Clare saw them overturn a four-point half-time deficit against Waterford in Thurles and cruise into the Munster hurling semi-finals. A poor first half ended with Waterford 1-9 to 0-8 ahead, but Clare started the second half well and quickly got back on level terms. Then, two goals in the final quarter, from Shane O’Donnell and Conor McGrath, proved absolutely decisive as it took Clare away from the tiring Déise on the scoreboard. McGrath’s goal, on 61 minutes, made it 2-15 to 1-12 with less than 10 minutes to play. Waterford battled to get back into the game in the closing minutes, but Clare were impressive winners in the end, and saw out the win with confidence. They will now play Cork in the Munster semi-final on Sunday, June 23.

Waterford led 1-9 to 0-8 after a relatively low-key first-half which never really took fire. Clare made a blistering start to the game, and had four points on the board within the first few minutes, Colin Ryan (65), Tony Kelly and John Conlon (2) all finding their range to give Davy Fitzgerald’s side the perfect start. Conlon’s points in particular were classy efforts, and it looked like Clare’s young side were set to charge into the Déise. However, Jake Dillon’s goal on eight minutes quickly checked the Banner stride. It came about from a defensive slip from Pat Donnellan, who failed to clear, allowing Dillon to win possession and charge towards goal. The championship debutant kept his cool, and fired low to the net past Patrick Kelly to make it 1-0 to 0-4.

Dillon followed it up with a fine point, and Clare struck just two of the next seven scores as Waterford took control of the game. Seamus Prendergast’s point after 15 minutes levelled up the sides, and Paraic Mahony and Maurice Shanahan also got their names on the scoresheet as Waterford moved into a 1-6 to 0-6 lead by the 25th minute. A fine score from another Waterford championship debutant, Jamie Barron, extended the lead to four and made it five Waterford points without reply on 29 minutes. However, Conlon ended that streak for Clare with their first point in 14 minutes. The sides exchanged scores before the break but a Shanahan free kept Waterford four ahead going in.

Waterford struggled at the start of the second half and points from Clare duo Kelly and Ryan cut the deficit to two points on 47 minutes. Shanahan got Waterford off the mark for the second half with a free on 48 minutes, but the tide was clearly turning in Clare’s favour. Inspired by a brilliant second-half display from 2012 All Star Brendan Bugler, Clare were winning an increasing amount of possession, and causing problems for the Waterford defence. They were winning a considerable amount of frees, and Colin Ryan brought them level on 50 minutes at 0-13 to 1-10 with a typically well-struck placed ball.

On 55 minutes, Clare moved ahead for the first time since the midway point of the first half when O’Donnell found the net. It came about from a 21 metre free. Tony Kelly’s goalbound shot was blocked away by Waterford, but they failed to clear fully, with the ball eventually falling to 18-year-old O’Donnell, who struck powerfully to the net. It was O’Donnell’s last act in the game, as he was replaced seconds later by Podge Collins. The impressive Darach Honan and Shanahan traded scores after the goal to leave three still between the teams going into the final 10 minutes, but then McGrath’s goal effectively wrapped things up for Clare. McGrath anticipated the breaking ball from a high pass played in, and he composed himself before firing to the net to make it 2-15 to 1-12.

Waterford weren’t fully dead and buried after that score, and points from Gavin O’Brien, Dillon and Prendergast gave them a chance in the closing stages. However, they needed a goal and the closest they came was when Prendergast’s shot fizzed over the bar when a goal chance was on. Once that chance was passed up, Clare coasted to the win, and finished the match out in style. Midfielder Colm Galvin knocked over two excellent points from distance in the closing stages of the game to add polish to an encouraging result for Clare, their first win in the Munster Hurling Championship since 2008.

Scorers for Clare: C Ryan 0-7 (6f, 1 65′), T Kelly 0-4, J Conlon 0-3, D Honan 0-3, C MGrath 1-0, S O’Donnell 1-0, C Galvin 0-2, F Lynch 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: M Shanahan 0-7 (6f), J Dillon 1-2, S Prendergast 0-2, P Mahony 0-1, J Barron 0-1, K Moran 0-1, G O’Brien 0-1.

Clare: Patrick Kelly; Donal O’Donovan, David McInerney, Seadna Morey; Brendan Bugler, Pat Donnellan, Pat O’Connor; Cian Dillon, Colm Galvin; John Conlon, Tony Kelly, Colin Ryan; Darach Honan, Shane O Donnell, Conor McGrath.

Subs: Peter Duggan for Morey (29), Podge Collins for O’Donnell (55), Fergal Lynch for Duggan (68).

Waterford: I O’Regan; D Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; J Nagle, M Walsh, P Prendergast; S O’Sullivan, K Moran; M Shanahan, S Prendergast, B O’Halloran; J Barron, P Mahony, J Dillon.

Subs: Ray Barry for O’Halloran (17), Gavin O’Brien for Barron (56), Martin O’Neill for Mahony (63)

Referee – James McGrath (Westmeath)

 

Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Shane O’Donnell and Conor McGrath swooped for second half goals as Clare beat Waterford 2-20 to 1-15 for their first Munster SHC win since 2008. Davy Fitzgerald’s charges dominated the closing stages in Thurles, with Brendan Bugler and Colm Galvin particularly impressive. Jake Dillon’s eighth-minute goal, allied to Maurice Shanahan’s four-point haul, gave the Déise a 1-09 to 0-08 interval lead. But with Championship debutant O’Donnell (55 minutes) and McGrath (62) both finding the net, the Banner men progressed to a meeting with Cork. Waterford lined out as selected, with Under-21 players Paudie Prendergast, Jamie Barron and Dillon making their Championship bows. Clare, with their own sprinkling of young SHC newcomers, drafted in Darach Honan and Cian Dillon for Padraic Collins and Conor Ryan respectively before the throw-in, moving Seadna Morey to midfield in the process.

Colin Ryan rifled over a central ‘65’ to move Clare ahead in the third minute, swiftly followed by a driven John Conlon effort from the right. Clare’s spritely start continued with Conlon breaking free of Kevin Moran’s clutches for his second point from play, and Tony Kelly profited from a neat Colm Galvin set-up to make it 0-04 to 0-00. But Waterford burst into life with an eighth minute goal. Clare captain Patrick Donnellan failed to clear his lines and Dillon gobbled up possession to race through and his low, well-placed shot gave goalkeeper Patrick Kelly little chance. Dillon then capitalised on some loose defending by Domhnall O’Donovan to draw the Déise level. As the tempo quickened, Honan edged Clare back in front by the 12th minute.

Nerves were evident as Kelly, Ryan and Waterford free-taker Mahony struck wides, before the experienced Seamus Prendergast plundered an excellent point from centre-field. It remained nip and tuck as Ryan (free) and Mahony traded scores, but Waterford edged ahead for the first time in the 21st minute as the influential Jamie Nagle fed Shanahan, who rose over David McInerney and pointed brilliantly on the turn. The 20-year-old McInerney had been doing well to keep Shanahan quiet at full-forward, however Shanahan then won and pointed a free to open up a 1-05 to 0-06 lead.

Another fine catch from Shanahan led to a free on Paudie Prendergast with the former duly lobbing over his third point on the trot. Jamie Barron opened his account with a well-struck effort as the half hour approached, with Clare’s Morey, who was nursing an elbow injury in the lead up to this game, replaced by Championship debutant Peter Duggan. Both sides were guilty of sloppy play at times, which was understandable given their lack of recent competitive action, and the Banner men ended their 15-minute scoreless spell through Conlon.

The margin was widened to four points as a poor Clare puck-out by punished by an ever-alert Moran and although Kelly replied from a tight angle, Shanahan closed out the first half by clipping over a late free. Waterford’s half-back line, marshalled by Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh and Nagle, was growing in influence and their effective use of possession was giving Shanahan and others the opportunity to make it count. Clare’s danger men up front were being starved of possession and Conlon, their most potent forward, blew a goal-scoring chance with a wayward hand-pass to Honan. The quality of hurling continued to drop during a lacklustre start to the second period, a scoreless eight minutes doing little for either team’s confidence.

But a smashing run and point from Kelly lifted Clare and a subsequent Ryan free, following good play from O’Donnell, cut the gap to 1-09 to 0-10. It was back to a one-point game after Ryan converted two frees in response to Shanahan’s fifth of the day, and another close range strike from Ryan had Clare level in the 51st minute. Shanahan re-established Waterford’s lead from a placed ball, but Michael Ryan’s side were beginning to waiver as the young Banner side made their mark. Honan swung over a lovely point from the right and as Waterford’s wides tally increased to 13, Clare continued to prosper.

Kelly went for goal from a close range free, his full-blooded shot was batted away but an immediate Duggan block gave teenager O’Donnell the opportunity to fire home the lead goal at 1-14 to 1-11. The 18-year-old O’Donnell barely had time to celebrate his score before he was called ashore and replaced by Padraic Collins. Honan’s third point of the afternoon followed to underline Clare’s sudden dominance. Shanahan answered back from a placed ball, but once a high ball broke for McGrath to find the bottom left corner of the Waterford net, Clare were home and hosed. Substitute Gavin O’Brien, Dillon and Seamus Prendergast, who improvised impressively after a blundered free from Shanahan, kept Waterford in the hunt with points in the final 10 minutes.

However, with the Bugler-led defence tightening up significantly, Clare broke forward for a string of late scores – Kelly and substitute Fergal Lynch both claimed one, young midfielder Galvin hit a stylish brace from distance and free-taker Ryan topped off his seven-point contribution. The manner of Clare’s finish gave their supporters in the 12,103-strong crowd plenty of encouragement for the next day out, however Fitzgerald was already talking afterwards of the improvements needed for the semi-final clash with Cork.

CLARE: Patrick Kelly; Domhnall O’Donovan, David McInerney, Cian Dillon; Brendan Bugler, Patrick Donnellan (capt), Patrick O’Connor; Colm Galvin (0-02), Seadna Morey; John Conlon (0-03), Tony Kelly (0-04), Colin Ryan (0-07, 0-06f, 0-01 ‘65’); Darach Honan (0-03), Shane O’Donnell (1-00), Conor McGrath (1-00).

Subs used: Peter Duggan for Morey (29 mins), Padraic Collins for O’Donnell (55), Fergal Lynch (0-01) for Duggan (68).

WATERFORD: Ian O’Regan; Darragh Fives, Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors; Jamie Nagle, Michael Walsh, Paudie Prendergast; Shane O’Sullivan, Kevin Moran (capt) (0-01); Maurice Shanahan (0-07, 0-06f), Seamus Prendergast (0-02), Brian O’Halloran; Jamie Barron (0-01), Pauric Mahony (0-01), Jake Dillon (1-02).

Subs used: Ray Barry for O’Halloran (17 mins), Gavin O’Brien (0-01) for Barron (56), Martin O’Neill for Mahony (63).

Referee: James McGrath (Westmeath)

Team News

Clare SH v Waterford – Patrick Kelly; Donal O’Donovan, David McInerney, Seadna Morey; Brendan Bugler, Pat Donnellan (capt), Pat O Connor; Conor Ryan, Colm Galvin; John Conlon, Tony Kelly, Colin Ryan; Padraig Collins, Shane O Donnell, Conor McGrath

Waterford SH v Clare: Ian O’Regan (Mount Sion); Darragh Fives (Tourin), Liam Lawlor (Fourmilewater), Noel Connors (Passage); Jamie Nagle (Dungarvan), Michael Walsh (Stradbally), Paudie Prendergast (Lismore); Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner), Kevin Moran (De La Salle, Captain); Maurice Shanahan (Lismore), Seamus Prendergast (Ardmore), Brian O’Halloran (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg); Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater), Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner), Jake Dillon (De La Salle)

Admission Details

Adult Tickets

  • Covered Stand – €25
  • Uncovered Stand – €20
  • Killinan End Terrace – €15

Concessions (Students / OAPs)

–      €10 concession for Covered stand only

–      €5 concession for terraces

–      Process – purchase full price ticket and get your discount at a specific style on the day (with valid ID)

Family tickets

–      Full price Stand ticket + €5 per child (U16)

–      Must be purchased as a package, e.g. 2 adults + 2 kids

Group Discounts (bought through the club or county board)

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  • Uncovered Stand – €15
  • Killinan End Terrace – €10

–      Group discount of €5 available when purchasing 15 or more tickets through your club

–      The group discount for clubs is for adult tickets only & cannot be combined with other concessions

Juvenile Groups

–      €3 per juvenile + 1 adult free for every 10 juveniles

–      Example – 20 juveniles (U16) + 2 mentors = €60

–      Must be ordered in advance through the County Board

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Match Coverage

This game is being shown live by RTE TV

For the Record

Clare Waterford
2013 Team Manager Davy Fitzgerald Michael Ryan 

 

2012 Championship Performance Lost to Waterford by 2-17 to 1-18 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Dublin by 1-16 to 0-16 at Cusack Park Ennis in the All-Ireland Qualifiers before losing to Limerick by 3-18 to 1-20 at Semple Stadium Thurles. Defeated Waterford in the Munster Semi-Final before losing to Tipperary by 2-17 to 0-16 in the Munster Final. Lost to Cork by 1-19 to 0-19 in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles.
Number of Munster Senior Hurling titles 6 9
Last Munster Senior Hurling Title 1998 2010
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 16
Won – 3
Lost –  13
Drawn – 0
Played – 26
Won – 14
Lost –  9
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship June 17th 2012 – Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18 (Munster Semi-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles) – Goals by Shane Walsh and Eoin Kelly (penalty) helped Waterford to a two point interval lead. The second half saw both sides have periods of dominance but Waterford held out for a two point victory backed by seven points from Maurice Shanahan.  Click for more details

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Final

Sunday June 2nd

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Clare v Waterford 4:00pm

Semi-Finals
Sunday June 9th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Tipperary 4:00pm

Sunday June 23rd

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Cork v Clare or Waterford 4:00pm
or Semple Stadium Thurles

Final

Sunday July 14th

4:00pm throw-in

Useful Information

Clare have failed to record a Munster Championship victory in 8 of the last 9 seasons.

Clare have not drawn a match in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship since finishing level with Tipperary in 1999.

Waterford have qualified for 9 of the last 15 Munster Finals including the last 4 (1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). This is in contrast to the previous 31 Munster Finals between 1967 and 1997 during which time Waterford qualified just 3 times, losing on each occasion in 1982, 1983 and 1989).

The 4 games in the 2012 Munster Senior Hurling Championship produced an average of 40.5 scores per game. There were 43 scores per game in the 2011 Munster SHC as compared to 34 scores per match in the 2010 Munster SHC. The highest scoring game in 2012 yielded 47 scores, the semi-final victory for Tipperary over Cork by 1-22 to 0-24.

Over the last 4 seasons, Semple Stadium Thurles has played host to 11 of the 18 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches played. Pairc Ui Chaoimh hosted 5 matches while Pairc na nGael in Limerick hosted 2 games.

Tipperary have won 10 of their last 11 matches in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship dating back to 2008, winning 4 of the 5 Munster titles on offer in that period. Their only defeat came at the hands of Cork in May 2010, a 3-15 to 0-14 defeat at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Tipperary are looking to become the first county to win 3 Munster Senior Hurling titles in a row since Tipperary achieved this accomplishment from 1987 to 1989.

Waterford is the only Munster county to have at least 1 victory in the last 4 Munster Senior Hurling Championships. Cork won at least 1 Munster Senior Hurling Championship match from 2003 to 2007 (5 consecutive years). Aside from that Cork period of dominance, only Tipperary (2000 to 2002) and Waterford (2002 to 2004 and 2009 to 2011) have managed to go 3 consecutive years with at least 1 victory within the last decade.

Limerick have won 1 of the last 17 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches they have played, an extra-time victory over Tipperary in the 2007 Munster Semi-Final 2nd replay at the Gaelic Grounds. During that period, Limerick have drawn 5 times. Limerick’s last Championship victory away from Pairc na nGael came in 2001 with victories over Cork and Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Tipperary’s Pa Bourke was the top scorer in the 2012 Munster Senior Hurling Championship, scoring 1-21 (0-13 from frees and 3 65’s) in 3 matches. Maurice Shanahan (Waterford) finished second with 15 points (10 from frees and 1 65). Noel McGrath was third on the scoring charts with 1-10, all from play while Pat Horgan (Cork) finished fourth with 11 points (9 from frees) from just 1 game.

Limerick and Tipperary have both lost 26 Munster Senior Hurling Finals. Cork have lost 29.

Last Five Championship Clashes

2012: Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18 (Munster semi-final)

2010: Waterford 0-22 Clare 1-15 (2010 Munster semi-final)

2008: Clare 2-26 Waterford 0-23 (Munster quarter-final)

2005: Clare 4-14 Waterford 0-21 (All-Ireland qualifier)

2004: Waterford 3-21 Clare 1-8 (Munster 1st round)

Waterford 3; Clare 2

 

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (50) – 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary (40) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (18) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA 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/sh_teams/

Munster Senior HURLING Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990

All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 3 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 3 titles in 1914, 1995 and 1997 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

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