AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Final Replay – Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 3-8 De La Salle (Waterford) 1-3

Ballyporeen (Tipperary) defeated De La Salle (Waterford) by 3-8 to 1-3 in the AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Final Replay on Sunday November 10th at Walsh Park Waterford.

Fixture Details

Sunday November 10th

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Quarter-Final Replay

Ballyporeen (Tipperary) v De La Salle (Waterford)

Venue: Walsh Park Waterford @ 2:00pm

Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)

Extra time if necessary

When – Sunday November 10th at 2:00pm

Where – Walsh Park Waterford

Referee – James Bermingham (Cork)

Extra time
– (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 16th at a Tipperary venue

Next Round – the winners will play Clyda Rovers (Cork) in the Munster Semi-Final on Sunday November 17th at a Tipperary or Waterford venue.

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Ballyporeen (Tipperary) De La Salle (Waterford)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
0 0
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) N/A N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 15
Won – 4
Lost –  10
Drawn – 1
Played – 12
Won – 3
Lost –  8
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 3rd 2013 at Clonmel Sportsfield
(Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 2-12 De La Salle (Waterford) 4-6

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals
Sunday November 3rd

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                    Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 2-12 De La Salle (Waterford) 4-6

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) 3-11

St Marys Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-7

Quarter-Final Replay (Extra time)

Sunday November 10th

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Ballyporeen (Tipperary) v De La Salle (Waterford) 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 10th

@ Milltown Malbay              Currow (Kerry) v St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) 2:00pm

Sunday November 17th

@ Tipperary or Waterford venue   Clyda Rovers (Cork) v Ballyporeen (Tipperary) De La Salle (Waterford) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 24th

Odds and Ends

Waterford clubs taking part in the Munster Intermediate Football Championship have failed to win in their last 8 attempts. Gaultier were the last Waterford club to secure a victory in this competition, recording two wins en-route to the 2004 Final where they lost to Carbery Rangers (Cork).

Tipperary clubs have failed to record a victory in the Munster Intermediate Football Championship in four of the last 5 years. Mullinahone were the exception, securing two victories en-route to the 2011 Final where they lost to Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry).

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 7 of the 10 Munster titles on offer, including the last 7 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 17 matches in this competition.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (7) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry clubs have secured 3 titles courtesy of Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007), St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009) and Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry – 2011/2012). Cork clubs have won 2 All-Ireland titles at this grade – Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004) and Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005).

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final – St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay (Clare) 1-8 Currow (Kerry) 1-7

St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay (Clare) defeated Currow (Kerry) by 1-8 to 1-7 in the AIB Munster GAA Intermediate Football Club Championship on Sunday November 10th at Milltown Malbay.

Fixture Details

Sunday November 10th

AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final

St Josephs Milltown Malbay (Clare) v Currow (Kerry)

Venue: Milltown Malbay @ 2:00pm

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Extra time if necessary

When – Sunday November 10th at 2:00pm

Where – Milltown Malbay

Referee – Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Extra time
– (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 16th at a Kerry venue

Next Round – the winners will play Cylda Rovers (Cork), Ballyporeen (Tipperary) or De La Salle (Waterford) in the Munster Final on Sunday November 24th.

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Currow (Kerry) St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
7 0
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2012
Finuge (Kerry) 1-5
St. Vincent’s (Cork) 0-5
N/A
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 22
Won – 18
Lost –  3
Drawn – 1
Played – 19
Won – 9
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 13th 2011 at Páirc de Búrca Miltown
(Munster Club Quarter-Final)
Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) 2-5 Clondegad (Clare) 0-10 

 

 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals
Sunday November 3rd

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                    Ballyporeen (Tipperary) 2-12 De La Salle (Waterford) 4-6

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) 3-11

St Marys Sean Finns (Limerick) 0-7

Quarter-Final Replay (Extra time)

Sunday November 10th

@ Walsh Park Waterford                Ballyporeen (Tipperary) v De La Salle (Waterford) 2:00pm

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 10th

@ Milltown Malbay              Currow (Kerry) v St. Joseph’s Milltown Malbay (Clare) 2:00pm

Sunday November 17th

@ Tipperary or Waterford venue   Clyda Rovers (Cork) v

Ballyporeen (Tipperary) De La Salle (Waterford) 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 24th

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 7 of the 10 Munster titles on offer, including the last 7 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 17 matches in this competition.

The victory of Milltown Malbay over St. Mary’s Sean Finns (Limerick) in the Quarter-Final broke a three match losing sequence for the Clare Intermediate Football champions in the Munster Club Championship.


Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (7) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry clubs have secured 3 titles courtesy of Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007), St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009) and Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry – 2011/2012). Cork clubs have won 2 All-Ireland titles at this grade – Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004) and Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005).

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final Replay – Youghal (Cork) 1-16 Whitegate (Clare) 0-8

Youghal (Cork) defeated Whitegate (Clare) by 1-16 to 0-8 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi Final Replay on Sunday November 10th at Fermoy.

Fixture Details

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Final Replay

Whitegate (Clare) v Youghal (Cork)

Venue: Fermoy @ 2:00pm

Referee: Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)
Umpires: Tony Lacey Willie Cross Seamus Manton Michael Butler (all Tipperary)
Standby Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Linesman: John McCormack (Tipperary)
4th Official: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

Extra time if necessary

When – Sunday November 10th at 2:00pm

Where – Fermoy

Referee – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)

Extra time
– (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 16th at a Clare venue

Next Round – the winners play Ballina (Tipperary) in the Munster Club Final on Sunday November 17th at 2:00pm.

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
All Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Whitegate (Clare) Youghal (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Hurling titles
(by County)
2 4
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title (by County) 2007 2010
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 18
Won – 9
Lost –  8
Drawn – 1
Played – 21
Won – 13
Lost –  6
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 3rd 2013 (Munster Club Semi-Final)
Whitegate (Clare) 0-18 Youghal (Cork) 0-18

 

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Intermediate Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals

Sunday October 27th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Youghal (Cork) 4-13 Ardmore (Waterford) 1-12

@ Bruff                      Ballina (Tipperary) 1-12 Dromin-Athlacca (Limerick) 0-14


Semi-Finals
Sunday November 3rd

@ Sixmilebridge                               Whitegate (Clare) 0-18 Youghal (Cork) 0-18 (AET)

@ MacDonagh Park Nenagh Ballina (Tipperary) 3-19 St. Brendan’s (Kerry) 0-15

Semi-Final Replay (Extra time)

Saturday November 9th

@ Fermoy                                          Whitegate (Clare) v Youghal (Cork) @ 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

@ TBC                                   Ballina (Tipperary) v Whitegate (Clare) or Youghal (Cork)

Odds and Ends

There have been two draws since the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship began with both involving the Cork representatives. Before last Sunday’s draw between Whitegate and Youghal, the other drawn game was in the 2012 Quarter-Final. Ballybrown (Limerick) and Ballinhassig (Cork) finished level after extra time in Pairc Ui Rinn before Ballybrown won the replay at Kilmallock by six points.

Since the competition began in 2003, Cork clubs have won 4 of the 9 Munster titles on offer, the last one in 2010 when Ballymartle were successful. Clare and Tipperary are the only other counties with a winning record in this competition.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (4) – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Clare (2) – 2006, 2007

Tipperary (2) – 2004, 2012

Limerick (2) – 2009, 2011

Munster GAA Club HURLING Intermediate 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/ihclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork have secured 2 titles courtesy of Blarney (2009) and Ballymartyle (2011) while Kildangan (Tipperary) won the 2004 All-Ireland title.

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Quarter Final – Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) 2-8 Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 0-9

Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) defeated Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) by 2-8 to 0-9 in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship on Sunday November 10th at Feenagh.

Fixture Details

Sunday November 10th

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final

Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry)

Venue: Feenagh @ 2:00pm

Referee: Paul Foley (Waterford)

Extra time if necessary

When – Sunday November 10th @ 2:00pm

Where – Feenagh

Referee – Paul Foley (Waterford)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 16th at a Kerry venue

Next Round – the winners play Bodyke (Clare) in the Munster Semi-Final on November 17th at a Clare or Kerry venue

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student/OAP – €5
All Under 16s are free

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

For the Record

Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
1 0
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
2009
Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
N/A
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 17
Won – 8
Lost – 9
Drawn – 0
Played – 12
Won – 2
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 17th 2012 (Munster Club Semi-Final)
at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney –
St Kieran’s (Limerick) 1-11 Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) 1-7

 

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2013

Quarter-Finals (Extra time)

Sunday November 10th (Replay date – Saturday November 16th)

@ Feenagh                                       Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) v Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) @ 2:00pm

Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

@ Waterford venue Ballysaggart (Waterford) v (Cork) @ 2:00pm


Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

@ Clare or Kerry venue                  Bodyke (Clare) v Feenagh / Kilmeedy (Limerick) or Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) @ 2:00pm

Sunday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday November 30th)

@ Cork or Waterford venue Knockshegowna (Tipperary) v

Ballysaggart (Waterford) or (Cork) @ 2:00pm

Final (Extra time)

Sunday December 8th (Replay date – Saturday December 14th)

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Limerick clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the last 4 years of the competition including the 2009 Munster title courtesy of Blackrock.

Kerry clubs have lost their last 5 matches in this competition dating back to 2008.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 9.7 points. The winning club has averaged 20.3 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 10.6 aggregate points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (7) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley
Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH, CORK: Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS, TIPPERARY: Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY, CORK: Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK, LIMERICK: Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN, CORK: Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

2011 – Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
CHARLEVILLE, CORK: Cyrian Curtin; Micheal O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Dennehy; Barry McCarthy, Colm O’Flynn, Brendan Dennehy; James Casey, Daniel O’Flynn (Captain); Derry Murphy, Gavin Kelleher. Alan O’Connor; Andrew Cagney, Mervyn Gammell, James O’Brien
Subs: Mark Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), P.J. O’Halloran for Gammell (58), Denis O’Sullivan for M. O’Flynn (58), Fergus O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), James Foley for D. O’Flynn (58)

2012 – Kildorrery (Cork) 1-11 St. Kieran’s (Limerick) 0-12
KILDORRERY, CORK: James McEniry; Niall Kelly, Shane Fitzgerald, Liam Kelly; John Howard, Mikey Walsh, Michael Lillis; Cormac O’Baoill, Jerry McCarthy; Eamonn O’Connor, Richie McEniry (Captain), Will Fuohy; Dave Kelly, Peter O’Brien, Finbarr Stapleton
Subs: Seán Kelly for Fuohy (52)

Clare Senior Hurling Championship Final – Sixmilebridge 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus 0-11

Sixmilebridge defeated Newmarket-on-Fergus by 1-10 to 0-11 in the Clare Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday November 10th at Cusack Park Ennis.

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 0-20 Passage (Waterford) 3-9

Downes inspires Na Piarsaigh to reach Munster senior hurling final

Report by Jackie Cahill for thescore.ie

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 0-20 Passage (Waterford) 3-9

KEVIN Downes inspired Na Piarsaigh to yet another hard-fought victory in the AIB Munster senior club hurling championship this afternoon. The Limerick star notched six points from play as Na Piarsaigh, provincial champions in 2011, advanced to a second final in three seasons. There, they will face Cork champions Midleton or Clare representatives Sixmilebridge in a fortnight’s time.

In a humdinger at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon, Na Piarsaigh dug out a two-point victory against Passage in a fixture watched by 1,350 spectators. On an overcast afternoon, late points from Alan Dempsey and that man Downes settled a seesaw affair that was level eight times. And for Na Piarsaigh manager Sean Stack, the nightmare scenario could now unfold if he’s pitted against his beloved Sixmilebridge in the final. Midway through the second half, it appeared that Na Piarsaigh were on course for a comfortable win, after the Limerick kingpins opened up a five-point lead, 0-15 to 2-4. They could have been further ahead too, but for a string of fine saves by brilliant Passage goalkeeper Eddie Lynch, who preserved a clean sheet. At the other end, Na Piarsaigh conceded three goals and could have let in another had corner-forward Kevin Ryan not denied Eoin Kelly with a brilliant penalty save in the second half. Former Waterford star Kelly had rattled the back of the Na Piarsaigh net with a first half penalty, after the full-forward was himself fouled.

That followed a fortuitous early goal for Owen Connors, as Na Piarsaigh goalkeeper Padraic Kennedy fumbled a speculative long-range effort into the net. A third goal for Passage, in the 47th minute, was brilliantly finished from an acute angle by John Whitty, after Thomas Connors had created the opening. Back to within a point, Passage were then level through sub Joe McClean and although Na Piarsaigh ensured parity again, two points from Owen Connors nudged a dogged Passage ahead.

In a gripping finish, the sides were level twice more but Na Piarsaigh, lining out without suspended full-back Kieran Breen, found the extra gear to claim victory, with Downes lofting over a sensational late score. Passage can look back with huge pride on a landmark campaign that saw them capture a very first county title and they performed heroically again yesterday without county star Noel Connors, who is travelling abroad.

Scorers for Na Piarsaigh: Kevin Downes 0-6, Shane Dowling 0-5 (0-3f), Pat Gleeson & Adrian Breen 0-3 each, Alan Dempsey, William O’Donoghue & Kieran Kennedy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Passage: O Connors 1-4 (0-2 65′s, 0-1f), Eoin Kelly 1-1 (1-0 pen), John Whitty 1-0, Killian Fitzgerald 0-2, Thomas Connors & Joe McClean 0-1 each.

NA PIARSAIGH: Padraic Kennedy; Niall Buckley, Cathal King, Michael Casey; Alan Dempsey, David Breen, James O’Brien; Shane Dowling, William O’Donoghue; Kieran Kennedy, Kevin Downes, David Dempsey; Kevin Ryan, Pat Gleeson, Adrian Breen.

Subs: Brian Hartnett for O’Brien (53), John Madden for Kennedy (53), Aidan Hennessy for Gleeson (60+1).

PASSAGE: Eddie Lynch; Jason Roche, Mark Wyse, Joseph Upton; Pa Walsh, Stephen Mason, Mitchell Baldwin; Killian Fitzgerald, John Whitty; Owen Connors, Conor Carey, Thomas Connors; Rory Walsh, Eoin Kelly, Sean Hogan.

Subs: Joe McClean for Walsh (47).

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)

Fixture Details

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi-Final

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Passage (Waterford)

Venue: Gaelic Grounds Limerick @ 2:00pm

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)

Extra time if necessary

When – Sunday November 10th at 2:00pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Colm Lyons (Cork)

Extra time
– (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Replay date – Saturday November 16nd at a Waterford venue

Next Round – the winners qualify for the Munster Club Final on Sunday November 24th

Admission Prices
Adults – €15
Student/OAP – €10
All Under 16s free

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

For the Record

Passage (Waterford) Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)
2013 Team Manager Peter Queally Sean Stack
2013 Team Captain Conor Carey and Eoin Kelly James O’Brien
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles 0 1
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
N/A 2011
(Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 1-13 Crusheen, Clare 0-9 (Replay)
Number of Munster Club Senior Hurling titles
(by County)
5 6
Last Munster Club
Senior Hurling Title
(by County)
2010
(De La Salle, Waterford 0-9 Thurles Sarsfields, Tipperary 0-8)
2011
(Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 1-13 Crusheen, Clare 0-9 (Replay))
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 28
Won – 18
Lost –  9
Drawn – 1
Played – 23
Won – 9
Lost –  12
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 13th 2011 at Walsh Park Waterford
(Munster Club Semi-Final) –
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-9 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-12
Three late Na Piarsaigh goals by Shane Dowling (2) and David Breen helped the Limerick champions to a come from behind victory over Ballygunner

Munster GAA HURLING Club Senior Championship 2013

Quarter-Final

Sunday October 27th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-17 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 2-18

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 10th (Replay date – Saturday November 16th)

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Passage (Waterford) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 2:00pm

Sunday November 17th (Replay date – Saturday November 23rd)

@ Cork venue Newmarket-on-Fergus or Sixmilebridge (Clare) v Midleton (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

Sunday November 24th (Replay date – Saturday November 30th)

2:00pm throw-in

Odds and Ends

From 2010 through 2013, the travelling team has won 9 of the 10 matches played in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals. The victory of Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) over Sarsfields (Cork) at Semple Stadium in the 2012 Semi-Final is the only exception in the past 4 seasons.

Na Piarsaigh’s first appearance in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship saw them finish as winners following a replay victory over Crusheen (Clare) in 2011. Their Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship record to date is 3 wins and 1 draw.

Passage will take part in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship for the first time having won their maiden Waterford title against Ballygunner on Sunday October 13th. Waterford clubs have won their first game in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship for five consecutive years dating back to 2008, the longest streak of any county since Tipperary champions had a five year run of winning one game from 2003 to 2007. Can Passage extend this run to six consecutive years with victory over Na Piarsaigh?

Of the 5 participating counties in this year’s Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship, Waterford have the best record since 2000 with 18 victories and 1 draw out of 28 matches played. Tipperary has the next best record with 15 wins and 2 draws out of 27 games.

The Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship is very competitive with only one score separating the champions and runner-up in each final from 2004 through 2011 (drawn match). Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) won the 2012 final versus De La Salle (Waterford) by five points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

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

Tipperary (12) – 1966, 1969, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012

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

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

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

Munster GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/shclub_teams/

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Senior Championship

In the Club Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork clubs have won 9 titles followed by Tipperary with 3 and Clare with 2. Galway lead the roll of honour with 12 club titles followed by Kilkenny clubs with 10.

Munster Club Senior HURLING Cup

Club Championship Senior Hurling Cup – O’Neill Cup

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